WABCO Europe BVBA
WABCO Holdings Inc. (Form: 10-K, Received: 02/15/2013 07:08:12)
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
x      ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012
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Commission file number 1-33332
WABCO Holdings Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
20-8481962
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
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Chaussee de Wavre, 1789
1160 Brussels, Belgium
 
 
 
 
One Centennial Avenue,
P.O. Box 6820, Piscataway, NJ
 
08855-6820
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
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February 13, 2013
 
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shares

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WABCO HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
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Information Concerning Forward Looking Statements

Certain of the statements contained in this report (other than the historical financial data and other statements of historical fact), including, without limitation, statements as to management's expectations and beliefs, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements were based on various facts and were derived utilizing numerous important assumptions and other important factors, and changes in such facts, assumptions or factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include the information concerning our future financial performance, financial condition, liquidity, business strategy, projected plans and objectives. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “strategies,” “prospects,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans,” “may increase,” “may fluctuate,” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward looking in nature and not historical facts. This report includes important information as to risk factors in “Item 1. Business”, “Item 1A. Risk Factors”, and “Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Many important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from management's expectations, including: 

the actual level of commercial vehicle production in our end-markets;
adverse developments in the business of our key customers;
periodic changes to contingent liabilities, including those associated with litigation matters and government investigations;
adverse developments in general business, economic and political conditions or any outbreak or escalation of hostilities on a national, regional or international basis;
changes in international or U.S. economic conditions, such as inflation, interest rate fluctuations, foreign exchange rate fluctuations or recessions in our markets;
unpredictable difficulties or delays in the development of new product technology;
pricing changes to our supplies or products or those of our competitors, and other competitive pressures on pricing and sales;
our ability to receive component parts from our suppliers;
our ability to access credit markets or capital markets on a favorable basis or at all;
changes in the environmental regulations that affect our current and future products;
competition in our existing and future lines of business and the financial resources of competitors;
our failure to comply with regulations and any changes in regulations;
our failure to complete potential future acquisitions or to realize benefits from completed acquisitions;
our inability to implement our growth plan;
the loss of any of our senior management;
difficulties in obtaining or retaining the management and other human resource competencies that we need to achieve our business objectives;
labor relations; and
risks inherent in operating in foreign countries, including exposure to local economic conditions, government regulation, currency restrictions and other restraints, changes in tax laws, expropriation, political instability and diminished ability to legally enforce our contractual rights.
 
We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless we are required to do so by law .



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ITEM 1.      BUSINESS

Overview
Except as otherwise indicated or unless context otherwise requires “WABCO”, “WABCO Holdings Inc.,” “we,” “us,” “our,” and “the Company” refer to WABCO Holdings Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
WABCO is a leading provider of electronic, mechanical and mechatronic products for the world's leading commercial truck, trailer, bus and passenger car manufacturers. We manufacture and sell control systems, including advanced braking, stability, suspension, transmission control and air compressing and processing systems, that improve vehicle performance and safety and reduce overall vehicle operating costs. We estimate that our products are included in approximately two out of three commercial vehicles with advanced vehicle control systems and offered in sophisticated, niche applications in cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). We continue to grow in more parts of the world as we provide more components and systems throughout the life of a vehicle, from design and development to the aftermarket.

History of Our Company

WABCO was founded in the United States in 1869 as Westinghouse Air Brake Company. We were purchased by American Standard Companies Inc. (or “American Standard”) in 1968 and operated as the Vehicle Control Systems business division within American Standard until we were spun off from American Standard on July 31, 2007. Subsequent to our spin-off, American Standard changed its name to Trane Inc., which we herein refer to as “Trane.” On June 5, 2008, Trane was acquired in a merger with Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (“Ingersoll Rand”) and exists today as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand.

Products and Services
We develop, manufacture and sell advanced braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems primarily for commercial vehicles. Our largest-selling products are pneumatic anti-lock braking systems (ABS), electronic braking systems (EBS), automated manual transmission systems, air disc brakes, and a large variety of conventional mechanical products such as actuators, air compressors and air control valves for heavy and medium-sized trucks, trailers and buses. We also supply advanced electronic suspension controls and vacuum pumps to the car and SUV markets in Europe, North America and Asia. We sell replacement parts, diagnostic tools, training and other services to commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors, repair shops, and fleet operators and provide remanufacturing services.

WABCO is a leader in improving highway safety, with products that help drivers prevent accidents by enhancing vehicle responsiveness and stability. For example, we offer a stability control system for trucks and buses that constantly monitors the vehicle's motion and dynamic stability. If the system detects vehicle instability, such as the driver swerving to avoid another vehicle, it responds by applying the brakes at specific wheels, or slowing the vehicle down to minimize the risk of instability or a rollover. In 2012, we introduced OnLane™, an innovative lane departure warning system (LDWS) for trucks and buses. OnLane increases vehicle safety by providing the driver with visual and acoustic warnings or an optional seat-vibration warning, in case of unintentional lane departure. OnLane is fully compliant with the European Union's regulation that requires LDWS on new trucks and buses as of November 2013. Also in 2012, we acquired Ephicas, a pioneering company in the field of aerodynamic solutions for commercial vehicles. We are developing a range of aerodynamic products, branded OptiFlow™, that are designed to increase vehicle efficiency and reduce fuel consumption for trucks, trailers and buses.
In 2011, we signed contracts with major European commercial vehicle manufacturers to deliver our new breakthrough c-comp™ clutchable air compressor technology. The c-comp technology optimally disengages a truck or bus air compressor from the engine when the vehicle's air system reaches full pressure, allowing for fuel savings up to 264 gallons (1,000 liters) on long haul applications while reducing the vehicle's carbon dioxide emissions. In 2010, we presented our breakthrough OnGuardPLUS™ technology, an advanced emergency braking system (AEBS). OnGuardPLUS is the commercial vehicle industry's first system in compliance with the European Union's regulation to make AEBS mandatory on new heavy commercial vehicles beginning in November 2013. Using a single radar sensor and proprietary algorithms, OnGuardPLUS systems were made available beginning in 2012 for trucks and buses worldwide.



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Our key product groups and functions are described below.
 
WABCO KEY PRODUCT GROUPS
SYSTEM / PRODUCT
 
FUNCTION
Actuator
 
Converts Energy Stored in Compressed Air into Mechanical Force Applied to Foundation Brake to Slow or Stop Commercial Vehicles
Air Compressor and Air Processing/Air Management System
 
Provides Compressed, Dried Air for Braking, Suspension and other Pneumatic Systems on Trucks, Buses and Trailers
Foundation Brake
 
Transmits Braking Force to a Disc or Drum (Connected to the Wheel) to Slow, Stop or Hold Vehicles
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
 
Prevents Wheel Locking during Braking to Ensure Steerability and Stability
Conventional Braking System
 
Mechanical and Pneumatic Devices for Control of Braking Systems in Commercial Vehicles
Electronic Braking System (EBS)
 
Electronic Controls of Braking Systems for Commercial Vehicles
Electronic and Conventional Air Suspension Systems
 
Level Control of Air Springs in Trucks, Buses, Trailers and Cars
Transmission Automation
 
Automates Transmission Gear Shifting for Trucks and Buses
Vehicle Electronic Architecture (VEA)
 
Central Electronic Modules Integrating Multiple Vehicle Control Functions
Vehicle Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Roll Stability Support (RSS)
 
Enhances Driving Stability

Key Markets and Trends
Electronically controlled products and systems are important for the growth of our business. The market for these products is driven primarily by the growing electronics content of control systems in commercial vehicles. The electronics content has been increasing steadily with each successive platform introduction, as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) look to improve safety and performance through added functionalities, and meet evolving regulatory safety standards. Overall the trends in commercial vehicle design show a shift in demand towards electronics content. Although the pace varies, this is a trend in all major geographies, and braking systems are part of this broader shift from conventional to advanced electronic systems. In addition to increasing safety, improving stopping distances, and reducing installation complexity, advanced EBS also allow for new functionality to be introduced into vehicles at a lower price. The new functionality includes stability control, adaptive cruise control, automated transmission controls, brake performance warning, vehicle diagnostics, driver assistance systems and engine braking/speed control. Adaptive cruise control uses sensors to detect proximity to other vehicles and automatically adjusts speed. Automated transmission controls reduce the amount of gear shifting, resulting in better fuel efficiency, less physical effort and training required for drivers, less component wear, fewer parts, and enhanced driver safety and comfort.
Another trend in the global commercial vehicle industry is movement towards environmental sustainability. This means improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. WABCO continues to innovate technology that increases fuel efficiency, reduces vehicle weight and optimizes energy recovery, among other advancements that increase the environmental friendliness of trucks, buses and trailers over the lifetime of the vehicle. WABCO increases fuel efficiency through industry breakthroughs such as clutch compressors, high-output two-stage compressors and advanced transmission automation systems. WABCO reduces vehicle weight, which influences fuels savings, through industry-leading engineering involving lighter materials and optimized weight-to-performance ratios in a new generation of technologies such as air disc brakes, high-output compressors and air dryer systems. WABCO recuperates energy through industry-leading innovations in air processing technology, electronically driven compressors and other products that integrate the vehicle's mechanical operations and braking. In 2012, we acquired Ephicas, a pioneering company in the field of aerodynamic solutions for commercial vehicles. We are developing a range of aerodynamic products, branded OptiFlow™, that are designed to increase vehicle efficiency and reduce fuel consumption for trucks, trailers and buses.
A fundamental driver of demand for our products is commercial truck production. Commercial truck production generally follows a multi-year cyclical pattern. While the number of new commercial vehicles built fluctuates each year, we have over the last five years demonstrated the ability to grow in excess of these fluctuations by increasing the amount of content on each vehicle. During the five year period through 2012, WABCO's European sales to T&B OEM customers,

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excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rates, outperformed the rate of European T&B production by an average of 3% per year.

Year to Year Change
    
2008
 
2009
 
2010
 
2011
 
2012
Sales to European T&B OEMs (at a constant FX rate)
    
4
%
 
(58
)%
 
60
%
 
34
%
 
(10
)%
European T&B Production
    
4
%
 
(62
)%
 
52
%
 
31
%
 
(9
)%

Customers
We sell our products primarily to four groups of customers around the world: truck and bus (OEMs), trailer (OEMs), commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors for replacement parts and services, and major car manufacturers. Our largest customer is Daimler, which accounted for approximately 11% and 12% of our sales in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Volvo accounted for 10% and 11% of our sales in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Other key customers include Ashok Leyland, BMW, China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Cummins, Fiat (Iveco), Hino, Hyundai, Krone, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (MAN), Meritor, Meritor WABCO (a joint venture), Paccar (DAF Trucks N.V. (DAF), Kenworth, Leyland and Peterbilt), First Automobile Works, Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik (SAF), Scania, Schmitz Cargobull AG, TATA Motors and ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF). For the fiscal years ended December 31, 2012 , and 2011, our top 10 customers accounted for approximately 52% of our sales.
The largest group of our customers, representing approximately 62% of sales (64% in 2011), consists of truck and bus OEMs who are large, increasingly global and few in numbers due to industry consolidation. As truck and bus OEMs grow globally, they expect suppliers to grow with them beyond their traditional markets and become reliable partners, especially in the development of new technologies. WABCO has a strong reputation for technological innovation and often collaborates closely with major OEM customers to design and develop the technologies used in their products. Our products play an important role in vehicle safety and there are few other suppliers who compete across the breadth of products that we supply.
The second largest group, representing approximately 25% of sales (23% in 2011), consists of the commercial vehicle aftermarket distributor network that provides replacement parts to commercial vehicle operators. This distributor network is a fragmented and diverse group of customers, covering a broad spectrum from large OE-affiliated or owned distributors to small independent local distributors. The increasing number of commercial trucks in operation world-wide that are equipped with our products continuously increases demand for replacement parts and services, thus generating a growing stream of recurring aftermarket sales. Additionally, we continue to develop an array of service offerings such as diagnostics, training and other services to repair shops and fleet operators that will further enhance our presence and growth in the commercial vehicle aftermarket.
The next largest group, representing approximately 9% of sales (9% in 2011), consists of trailer manufacturers. Trailer manufacturers are also a fragmented group of local or regional players with great diversity in business size, focus and operation. Smaller trailer manufacturers are highly dependent on suppliers such as WABCO to provide technical expertise and product knowledge. Similar to truck and bus OEMs, trailer manufacturers rely heavily on our products for important safety functions and superior technology.
The smallest group, representing approximately 4% of sales (4% in 2011), consists of car and SUV manufacturers to whom WABCO sells electronic air suspension systems and vacuum pumps. Electronic air suspension is a luxury feature with increasing penetration and above market growth. Vacuum pumps are used with diesel and gasoline direct injection (“GDI”) engines and, therefore, enjoy higher than average growth rates associated with increasing diesel and GDI applications in Europe, Asia and North America. These customers are typically large, global and sophisticated customers who demand high product quality and overall service levels.
We address our customers through a global sales force that is organized around key accounts and customer groups and interfaces with product marketing and management to identify opportunities and meet customer needs across our product portfolio.
Europe represented approximately 60% of our sales in 2012 ( 62% in 2011), the remainder coming primarily from Asia and the Americas. Our products are also manufactured in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The growth in Asia is being enhanced by our strong roots in China and India where we have achieved leading positions in the marketplace through increasingly close connectivity to customers. We are further strengthened in Asia by an outstanding network of suppliers, manufacturing sites and engineering hubs.


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WABCO SALES
By Geography
FY 2011 % of Sales
FY 2012 % of Sales
By Major End-Market
FY 2011 % of Sales
FY 2012 % of Sales
     Europe
62
%
60
%
     Truck & Bus Products (OEMs)
64
%
62
%
     Asia
19
%
20
%
     Aftermarket
23
%
25
%
     North America
9
%
11
%
     Trailer Products
9
%
9
%
     South America
7
%
6
%
     Car Products
4
%
4
%
     Other
3
%
3
%
 
 
 

Backlog
Information on our backlog is set forth under Item 7. “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Backlog” of this annual report.
Cyclical and Seasonal Nature of Business
Information on the cyclical and seasonal nature of our business is set forth under Item 7 “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Cyclical and Seasonal Nature of Business” of this annual report.

Growth Strategy
Our growth strategy is focused on four key platforms, helping further differentiation in the market place: technology innovation, geographic expansion, aftermarket growth and opportunistic automotive application of our products and systems. Drivers of growth for both our aftermarket and advanced car systems are discussed in “Customers” above.
Technology
WABCO is focused on global technology trends that are relevant to our customers. Our technology strategy has two pillars to create value for manufacturers of commercial vehicles in every region of the world. One technology pillar is advanced safety and driver effectiveness to reduce the number of accidents involving commercial vehicles. The other technology pillar is vehicle efficiency to improve the environmental sustainability of trucks, buses and trailers.
We continue to drive growth by utilizing our industry-leading expertise in developing electronically controlled systems, including braking, transmission automation, air suspension and air management systems. We have a strong track record of innovation and are responsible for some of the industry's most important innovations including:
First heavy-duty truck ABS;
First electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) system for commercial vehicles;
First commercial vehicle automated manual transmission (AMT) controls system;
First electronic stability control (ESC) system for commercial vehicles;
First collision safety system with active braking developed for the North American market, based on Adaptive Cruise Control technology (ACC); and
First AEBS for commercial vehicles, for collision imminent situations with moving or stopped vehicles.

We continue to expand our product and technology portfolio by introducing new products and functionalities, and by improving the penetration of recently launched technologies. Advanced products and functionalities are typically developed and adopted first in Europe and then migrate to North America and Asia. Important examples include the adoption of ABS and automated transmission systems that were first widely adopted in European markets before starting to penetrate North America and Asia. WABCO expended approximately $104.3 million in 2012, $105.1 million in 2011 and $85.9 million in 2010 for product engineering costs which include research activities and product development costs.
We are also focused on longer-term opportunities, particularly in the area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS is a technology concept that involves connecting advanced sensors with truck control devices, such as braking and steering systems as well as engine controls, to improve safety and avoid collisions. In 2012, we introduced OnLane, an innovative lane departure warning system (LDWS) for trucks and buses. OnLane increases vehicle safety by providing the

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driver with visual and acoustic warnings or an optional seat-vibration warning, in case of unintentional lane departure. OnLane is fully compliant with the European Union's regulation that requires LDWS on new trucks and buses as of November 2013. Also in 2012, we acquired Ephicas, a pioneering company in the field of aerodynamic solutions for commercial vehicles. We are developing a range of aerodynamic products, branded OptiFlow™, that are designed to increase vehicle efficiency and reduce fuel consumption for trucks, trailers and buses. In 2011, we signed contracts with major European commercial vehicle manufacturers to deliver our new breakthrough c-comp™ clutchable air compressor technology. The c-comp technology optimally disengages a truck or bus air compressor from the engine when the vehicle’s air system reaches full pressure, allowing for fuel savings up to 264 gallons (1,000 liters) on long haul applications while reducing the vehicle’s carbon dioxide emissions. In 2010, we presented our breakthrough OnGuardPLUS™ technology, an advanced AEBS. OnGuardPLUS is the commercial vehicle industry's first system in compliance with the European Union's regulation to make AEBS mandatory on new heavy commercial vehicles beginning in November 2013. Using a single radar sensor and proprietary algorithms, OnGuardPLUS systems became available beginning in 2012 for trucks and buses worldwide.
Geographic Expansion
We continue to drive sales in the high growth markets of Eastern Europe, China, India and Brazil. In Eastern Europe, we have been manufacturing products since 2001. The market in Eastern Europe has historically experienced rapid growth, and we have established relationships with local customers.
Americas
During 2012, WABCO further globalized our senior management team by creating the position of President of the Americas. This new role further demonstrates WABCO’s commitment to commercial vehicle industry in North and South America with our well anchored capabilities in vehicle safety and efficiency. Within the Americas, Brazil is a long-term growth market for WABCO due to its expected volume of truck and bus production and increasing adoption of advanced technology from commercial vehicles. For example, the Brazilian federal government has mandated that anti-lock braking systems will be compulsory on new trucks, buses and trailers in a phased approach starting in 2013 to further increase road safety. Also in 2010, WABCO celebrated its 30th anniversary in Brazil where the company is well anchored and has substantially advanced its local capabilities to integrate WABCO's technologies, product engineering and lean manufacturing within our global organization. WABCO's potential for growth in South America is due to our ability in Brazil to leverage global engineering, supply chain and support capabilities while deepening our connectivity with customers in the region. WABCO respects the specific needs of customers in South America through specially developed and locally adapted systems and products for emerging markets.
China
China is a key long-term growth market for us. The adoption of more advanced braking, safety and other related systems is increasing in China, and the number of trucks built in the country is expected to continue to increase in the longer term. We are the leading provider of advanced systems like ABS, with a strong brand and established customer relationships. We were honored with nine top supplier awards by seven leading Chinese manufacturers of commercial vehicles, in recognition of our superior performance in 2012. Near term growth will be driven by introducing other new products into the local market such as our advanced air compressors and our new generation air disc brakes, clutch servos and automated manual transmission (AMT) systems. In the medium term, we are well positioned to take advantage of growth driven by the continued enforcement of existing regulations making ABS mandatory on trucks, buses and trailers, as well as additional future regulations to cover more classes of vehicles. In 2011, we entered into a long term agreement with Shaanxi Fast Gear Company, Ltd., China's largest manufacturer of heavy duty transmissions, to develop and supply WABCO's OptiDrive TM system, further illustrating our ability to grow in this market. To serve the growing demand for products both in China and for export, we have four facilities to manufacture conventional products, advanced systems such as ABS, and new modular air compressors. The latest factory was built to more closely support the partnership with CNHTC, our largest customer in China. In addition, we built a facility in the Southern part of China to produce air disc brakes as part of the joint venture formed in December 2008 with Guangdong FUWA Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (FUWA).
India

India is another growth market for us due to its expected volume of truck production and increasing adoption of advanced technology from commercial vehicle manufacturers. We participate in this market through WABCO INDIA, which we took a majority ownership position in during the second quarter of 2009, further strengthening the Company's already well-anchored position in India. In 2012, we inaugurated our second world-class manufacturing facility at Mahindra World City in Chennai, which manufactures leading technologies and innovative products to supply commercial vehicle manufacturers in Germany, Japan, Poland, and the United States, among other markets internationally. With four world class factories in India, we are the market leader in compressed air related products and systems. We leverage this enviable position to introduce increasingly advanced technologies like ABS advanced braking or OptiDrive automated manual transmission control systems. India also

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provides a strong base for sourcing and engineering activities, which we are actively developing. WABCO INDIA is a sourcing hub for our global operations by purchasing raw materials locally at best cost and it provides machining capabilities to process the metals, castings and electrical motors that are used in our other factories in Europe, North America, Brazil and China to manufacture our products.  WABCO INDIA is also a center of mechanical and software engineering activity that provides a source of high skills at very competitive cost to develop software and mechanical systems to support WABCO globally. In particular, WABCO INDIA has the expertise to develop products that satisfy emerging markets expectations and specificity.

Competition
Given the importance of technological leadership, vehicle life-cycle expertise, reputation for quality and reliability, and the growing joint collaboration between OEMs and suppliers to drive new product development, the space in which we mostly operate has not historically had a large number of competitors. Our principal competitors are Knorr-Bremse (Knorr's U.S. subsidiary is Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems) and, in certain categories, Haldex. In the advanced electronics categories, automotive players such as Bosch (automotive) and Continental (including Siemens-VDO) have recently been present in some commercial vehicle applications. In the mechanical product categories, several Asian competitors are emerging, primarily in China, who are focused on such products. In each of our product categories, we compete on the basis of price, manufacturing and distribution capabilities, product quality, product design, delivery and service.

Manufacturing and Operations
Most of our manufacturing sites and distribution centers produce and/or house a broad range of products and serve all different types of customers. Currently, over 68% of our manufacturing workforce is located in best cost countries such as China, India, Brazil and Poland up from approximately 10% in 1999. Facilities in best cost countries have historically helped reduce costs on the simpler and more labor-intensive products, while the facilities in Western Europe are focused on producing more technologically advanced products. However, the increasing need for more advanced products and systems in emerging markets leads us to expand local supply chain capabilities to progressively cover more complex manufacturing. All facilities globally are deploying Six Sigma Lean initiatives to improve service level and generate productivity. By applying the Six Sigma philosophy and tools we seek to improve quality and predictability of our processes. Lean is geared towards eliminating waste in our supply chain, manufacturing and administrative processes. Both methodologies are customer driven and data based. In addition, our global supply chain team makes decisions on where to manufacture which products taking into account such factors as local and export demand, customer approvals, cost, key supplier locations and factory capabilities.

Our global sourcing organization purchases a wide variety of components including electrical, electro-mechanical, cast aluminum products and steel, as well as copper, rubber and plastic containing components that represent a substantial portion of manufacturing costs. We source products on a global basis from three key regions: Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. To support the continuing shift of manufacturing to best cost countries, we also continue to shift more of our sourcing to best cost regions. Under the leadership of the global sourcing organization, which is organized around commodity and product groups, we identify and develop key suppliers and seek to integrate them as partners into our extended enterprise. Many of our Western European suppliers are accompanying us on our move to best cost countries. Since 1999, the share of our sourcing from best cost regions has increased from 10% to approximately 39%.
We have developed a strong position in the design, development, engineering and testing of products, components and systems. We are generally regarded in the industry as a systems expert, having in-depth technical knowledge and capabilities to support the development of advanced technology applications. Key customers depend on us and will typically involve us very early in the development process as they begin designing next generation platforms. We have approximately 1,631 employees dedicated to developing new products, components and systems as well as supporting and enhancing current applications and manufacturing processes. Our sales organization hosts application engineers that are based near customers in all regions around the world and are partially resident at some customer locations. We also have significant resources in best cost countries performing functions such as drawings, testing and software component development. We operate test tracks in Germany, Finland (for extreme weather test conditions) and India.

Joint Ventures
We use joint ventures globally to expand and enhance our access to customers. Our important joint ventures are:
A majority-owned joint venture (90%) in Japan with Sanwa-Seiki (WABCO Japan Inc.) that distributes WABCO's products in the local market.
A majority-owned (70%) partnership in the U.S. with Cummins Engine Co. (WABCO Compressor Manufacturing Co.), a manufacturing partnership formed to produce air compressors designed by WABCO.

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A majority-owned joint venture (70%) in China with Mingshui Automotive Fitting Factory (MAFF) that provides conventional mechanical products to the local market.
A majority-owned joint venture (70%) with Guangdong FUWA Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., (“FUWA”) to produce air disc brakes for commercial trailers in China. FUWA is the largest manufacturer of commercial trailer axles in China and in the world.
A 50% owned joint venture in Germany with Wurth Group (WABCOWURTH Workshop Services GmbH) that supplies commercial vehicle workshops, fleet owners and operators and end users internationally with multi-brand technology diagnostic systems.
A 50% owned joint venture in North America with ArvinMeritor Brake Holdings, LLC (Meritor WABCO) that markets ABS and other vehicle control products.
A minority equity investment in a joint venture in South Africa, where we have a 49% ownership joint venture with Sturrock & Robson Ltd (WABCO SA), a distributor of braking systems products.
 

Employees
We have 10,657 employees. Approximately 48% of our employees are salaried and 52% are hourly. Approximately 51% of our workforce is in Europe, 42% is in Asia, and the remaining 7% is in the Americas. Approximately 1,631 employees work in engineering/product development.
Employees located in our sites in Europe, Asia and South America are subject to collective bargaining, with internal company agreements or external agreements or laws at the region or country level. Currently 55% of our workforce is covered by collective bargaining agreements. The employees' right to strike is typically protected by law and union membership is confidential information which does not have to be provided to the employer. The collective bargaining agreements are typically renegotiated on an annual basis. Our U.S. facilities are non-union. We have maintained good relationships with our employees around the world and historically have experienced very few work stoppages. In October 2012, we faced a three-week strike in Brazil due to a regional union action organized around the annual salary increase negotiation. This action was targeted against all companies active in the region in which we operate.

Intellectual Property
Patents and other proprietary rights are important to our business. We also rely upon trade secrets, manufacturing know-how, continuing technological innovations, and licensing opportunities to maintain and improve our competitive position. We review third-party proprietary rights, including patents and patent applications, as available, in an effort to develop an effective intellectual property strategy, avoid infringement of third-party proprietary rights, identify licensing opportunities, and monitor the intellectual property claims of others.
We own a large portfolio of patents that principally relate to our products and technologies, and we have, from time to time, licensed some of our patents. Patents for individual products and processes extend for varying periods according to the date of patent filing or grant and the legal term of patents in various countries where patent protection is obtained.
The WABCO brand is also protected by trademark registrations throughout the world in the key markets in which our products are sold.

While we consider our patents and trademarks to be valuable assets, we do not believe that our competitive position is materially dependent upon any single patent or group of related patents. At the same time, we recognize that technical leadership is an ongoing pillar of success and our intellectual property portfolio will continue to grow in importance for the company as a whole as a result. The risks associated with successful patent prosecution and defense, trademark protection and the exploitation and protection of other intellectual property rights accordingly is something that we continue to focus on.

Environmental Regulation
Our operations are subject to local, state, federal and foreign environmental laws and regulations that govern activities or operations that may have adverse environmental effects and which impose liability for clean-up costs resulting from past spills, disposals or other releases of hazardous wastes and environmental compliance. Generally, the international requirements that impact the majority of our operations tend to be no more restrictive than those in effect in the U.S.
Throughout the world, we have been dedicated to being an environmentally responsible manufacturer, neighbor and employer. We have a number of proactive programs under way to minimize our impact on the environment and believe that we are in substantial compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Manufacturing facilities are audited on a regular basis. Fourteen

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of our manufacturing facilities have Environmental Management Systems (EMS), which have been certified as ISO 14001 compliant. These facilities are those located in:
 
Claye-Souilly, France
Campinas, Brazil
Wroclaw, Poland
Gronau, Germany
Hanover, Germany
Jinan, China
Ambattur, India
Pyungtaek, Korea
Qingdao, China
Meppel, Netherlands
Mannheim, Germany
Charleston, United States
Mahindra World City, India
Rochester Hills, United States
 
A number of our facilities are undertaking responsive actions to address groundwater and soil issues. Expenditures in 2012 to evaluate and remediate these sites were not material.
Additional sites may be identified for environmental remediation in the future, including properties previously transferred and with respect to which the Company may have contractual indemnification obligations.

Available Information

Our web site is located at www.wabco-auto.com. Our periodic reports and all amendments to those reports required to be filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 are available free of charge through the web site. During the period covered by this report, we posted our periodic reports on Form 10-Q and our current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those documents to our web site as soon as such reports were filed or furnished electronically with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). We will continue to post to our web site such reports and amendments as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are filed with or furnished to the SEC.

The Separation of WABCO from Trane

The spin-off by Trane of its Vehicle Control Systems business became effective on July 31, 2007, through a distribution of 100% of the common stock of WABCO to Trane's shareholders (the “Distribution”). The Distribution was effected through a separation and distribution agreement pursuant to which Trane distributed all of the shares of WABCO common stock as a dividend on Trane common stock, in the amount of one share of WABCO common stock for every three shares of outstanding Trane common stock to each shareholder on the record date. Trane received a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service and an opinion from tax counsel indicating that the spin-off was tax free to the shareholders of Trane and WABCO. Please refer to Item 1A. “Risk Factors” below for information on the tax risks associated with the spin-off from Trane.

Code of Conduct and Ethics

Our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which applies to all employees, including all executive officers and senior financial officers and directors, is posted on our web site www.wabco-auto.com. The Code of Conduct and Ethics is compliant with Item 406 of SEC Regulation S-K and the NYSE corporate governance listing standards. Any changes to the Code of Conduct and Ethics that affect the provisions required by Item 406 of Regulation S-K will also be disclosed on the web site.

Any waivers of the Code of Conduct and Ethics for our executive officers, directors or senior financial officers must be approved by our Audit Committee and those waivers, if any are ever granted, would be disclosed on our web site under the caption “Exemptions to the Code of Conduct and Ethics.” There have been no waivers to the Code of Conduct and Ethics.



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ITEM 1A.      RISK FACTORS
Any of the following factors could have a material adverse affect on our future operating results as well as other factors included in “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Information Concerning Forward Looking Statements.”
Risks Relating to Our Business
Our sales could decline due to macro-economic factors, cyclicality of the industry, regulatory changes and other factors outside of our control.
Changes in economic conditions, cyclical downturns in our industry, regulatory changes impacting the purchasing patterns of commercial vehicles, and changes in the local economies of the countries or regions in which we sell our products, such as changes in consumer confidence, increases in interest rates and increases in unemployment, could affect demand for our products, which could negatively affect our business and results of operations.
Demand for new trucks and buses in the markets in which we operate has a significant impact on our sales. In 2012, heavy truck and bus production has decreased in Europe, our largest market which accounted for approximately 60% of our total sales. Adverse economic conditions in our markets, particularly in Europe, and other factors may cause our customers to reduce truck and bus production, which could have an adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
A global recession would negatively impact our customers and result in reduced demand for our products, which would therefore have a significant negative impact on our business.                
During the recent global recession, the credit markets experienced a period of unprecedented turmoil and upheaval characterized by significantly reduced availability of credit and increased borrowing costs.  The disruptions in the credit markets and impacts of the global recession negatively impacted consumer spending patterns and caused our customers to reduce truck and bus production.  During 2012, the commercial vehicle industry experienced an abrupt slowdown to the significant recovery seen in 2010 and 2011 in our more developed markets, in addition to double digit declines in some of our emerging markets, namely Brazil and China. A further or "double dip" global recession could cause our customers to again reduce truck and bus production, which would have a negative impact on our business and results of operations, our operating cash flows and our financial condition.
Our exposure to exchange rate fluctuations on cross border transactions and the translation of local currency results into U.S. dollars could negatively impact our results of operations.
We conduct business through subsidiaries in many different countries, and fluctuations in currency exchange rates have a significant impact on the reported results of our operations, which are presented in U.S. dollars. In 2012, approximately 89% of our combined sales occurred outside of the United States. A significant and growing portion of our products are manufactured in best-cost countries and sold in various countries. Cross border transactions, both with external parties and intercompany relationships, result in exposure to foreign currency exchange effects. Accordingly, significant unfavorable changes in the exchange rates of the euro, U.S. dollar and other applicable currencies could negatively impact our results of operations. Additionally, our results of operations are translated into U.S. dollars for reporting purposes. The strengthening or weakening of the U.S. dollar results in unfavorable or favorable translation effects as the results of foreign locations are translated into U.S. dollars.

We are subject to general risks associated with our foreign operations.
In addition to the currency exchange risks inherent in operating in many different foreign countries, there are other risks inherent in our international operations.
The risks related to our foreign operations that we more often face in the normal course of business include:
changes in non-U.S. tax law, increases in non-U.S. tax rates and the amount of non-U.S. earnings relative to total combined earnings could change and impact our combined tax rate;
foreign earnings may be subject to withholding requirements or the imposition of tariffs, price or exchange controls, or other restrictions;
general economic and political conditions in countries where we operate may have an adverse effect on our operations in those countries;

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we may have difficulty complying with a variety of foreign laws and regulations, some of which may conflict with United States law, and the uncertainty created by this legal environment could limit our ability to effectively enforce our rights in certain markets; and
in several of the countries in which we do business, we rely upon the ongoing performance of our joint venture partners who bear risks similar to our risks and also may include obligations they have under related shareholders' agreements and risk of being denied access to the capital markets which could lead to resource demands on the Company in order to maintain or advance its strategy.
 
The ability to manage these risks could be difficult and may limit our operations and make the manufacture and distribution of our products internationally more difficult, which could negatively affect our business and results of operations.
If we are unable to obtain component parts or obtain them at reasonable price levels, our ability to maintain existing sales margins may be affected.
We purchase a broad range of materials and components throughout the world in connection with our manufacturing activities. Major items include electronic components and parts containing aluminum, steel, copper, zinc, rubber and plastics. The cost of components and parts, and the raw materials used therein, represents a significant portion of our total costs. Price increases of the underlying commodities may adversely affect our results of operations. Although we maintain alternative sources for components and parts, our business is subject to the risk of price fluctuations and periodic delays in the delivery of certain raw materials. The sudden inability of a supplier to deliver components or to do so at reasonable prices could have a temporary adverse effect on our production of certain products or the cost at which we can produce those products. Any change in the supply or price of raw materials could materially adversely affect our future business and results of operations.
If we are not able to maintain good relations with our employees, we could suffer work stoppages that could negatively affect our business and results of operations.
Employees located in our sites in Europe, Asia and South America are subject to collective bargaining, with internal company agreements or external agreements at the region or country level. Currently 55% of our workforce is covered by collective bargaining agreements. These employees' right to strike is typically protected by law and union membership is confidential information which does not have to be provided to the employer. Our U.S. facilities are non-union. Any disputes with our employee base could result in work stoppages or labor protests, which could disrupt our operations. Any such labor disputes could negatively affect our business and results of operations. In October 2012, we faced a three-week strike in Brazil due to a regional union action organized around the annual salary increase negotiation. This action was targeted against all companies active in the region in which we operate.
We are dependent on key customers.
We rely on several key customers. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, sales to our top three customers accounted for approximately 11% (Daimler), 10% (Volvo) and 7% (Meritor WABCO - our 50%-owned joint venture in North America), respectively, of our sales, and sales to our top ten customers accounted for approximately 52% of our sales. Many of our customers place orders for products on an as-needed basis and operate in cyclical industries and, as a result, their order levels have varied from period to period in the past and may vary significantly in the future. Such customer orders are dependent upon their markets and customers and may be subject to delays or cancellations. As a result of dependence on our key customers, we have experienced and could experience in the future a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations if any of the following were to occur:
the loss of any key customer, in whole or in part;
a declining market in which customers reduce orders or demand reduced prices; or
a strike or work stoppage at a key customer facility, which could affect both its suppliers and customers.
 
We are subject to price reduction demands from our OEM customers. These price reductions could adversely affect the results of our operations
Downward pricing pressure is a characteristic of the automotive industry, and as with other suppliers to commercial vehicle OEMs, we continue to experience price reduction demands from our customers. In the face of lower prices to customers, we must reduce our operating costs in order to maintain profitability. Whilst we have successfully implemented cost reduction initiatives, we anticipate our customers will continue to pursue aggressive pricing strategies. If the Company is unable to offset customer price reductions through improved operating efficiencies, new manufacturing processes, sourcing

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alternatives, technology enhancements and other initiatives, or if we are unable to avoid price reductions from our customers, the results of our operations could be adversely affected.
If there are changes in the environmental or other regulations that affect one or more of our current or future products, it could have a negative impact on our business and results of operations.
We are currently subject to various environmental and other regulations in the U.S. and internationally. A risk of environmental liability is inherent in our current and former manufacturing activities. Under certain environmental laws, we could be held jointly and severally responsible for the remediation of any hazardous substance contamination at our past and present facilities and at third party waste disposal sites and could also be held liable for damages to natural resources and any consequences arising out of human exposure to such substances or other environmental damage. While we have a number of proactive programs underway to minimize the impact of the production and use of our products on the environment and believe that we are in substantial compliance with environmental laws and regulations, we cannot predict whether there will be changes in the environmental regulations affecting our products.
Any changes in the environmental and other regulations which affect our current or future products could have a negative impact on our business if we are unable to adjust our product offering to comply with such regulatory changes. In addition, it is possible that we will incur increased costs as a result of complying with environmental regulations, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
We may be subject to product liability, warranty and recall claims, which may increase the costs of doing business and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
We are subject to a risk of product liability or warranty claims if our products actually or allegedly fail to perform as expected or the use of our products results, or are alleged to result, in bodily injury and/or property damage. While we maintain reasonable limits of insurance coverage to appropriately respond to such exposures, large product liability claims, if made, could exceed our insurance coverage limits and insurance may not continue to be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. We cannot assure you that we will not incur significant costs to defend these claims or that we will not experience any product liability losses in the future. In addition, if any of our designed products are or are alleged to be defective, we may be required to participate in recalls and exchanges of such products. In the past five years, our warranty expense has fluctuated between approximately 1.1% and 1.6% of sales on an annual basis. Individual quarters were above or below the annual averages. The future cost associated with providing product warranties and/or bearing the cost of repair or replacement of our products could exceed our historical experience and have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
We are required to plan our capacity well in advance of production and our success depends on having available capacity and effectively using it.
We principally compete for new business at the beginning of the development of our customers' new products. Our customers' new product development generally begins significantly prior to the marketing and production of their new products and our supply of our products generally lasts for the life of our customers' products. Nevertheless, our customers may move business to other suppliers or request price reductions during the life cycle of a product. The long development and sales cycle of our new products, combined with the specialized nature of many of our facilities and the resulting difficulty in shifting work from one facility to another, could result in variances in capacity utilization. In order to meet our customers' requirements, we may be required to supply our customers regardless of cost and consequently we may suffer an adverse impact on our operating profit margins and results of operations.
We must continue to make technological advances, or we may not be able to successfully compete in our industry.
We operate in an industry in which technological advancements are necessary to remain competitive. Accordingly, we devote substantial resources to improve already technologically complex products and to remain a leader in technological innovation. However, if we fail to continue to make technological improvements or our competitors develop technologically superior products, it could have an adverse effect on our operating results or financial condition.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, is currently unable to inspect the audit work and practices of auditors operating in Belgium, including our auditor.
Our auditors, Ernst & Young Bedrijfsrevisoren BCVBA/Reviseurs d'Entreprises SCCRL, are registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Our auditors, like any other independent registered public accounting firms operating in Belgium, are not permitted, because of Belgian law restrictions, to be subject to inspections by the PCAOB that

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assess their compliance with U.S. law and professional standards in connection with performance of audits of financial statements filed with the SEC. As a result, our investors may not realize the potential benefits of such inspections.

Risks Relating to the Separation

We have agreed to indemnify Trane for taxes and related losses resulting from certain actions that may cause the Distribution to fail to qualify as a tax-free transaction.
 
Trane has received a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) substantially to the effect that the Distribution qualifies as tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Section 355 of the Internal Revenue Code (“the Code”). In addition, Trane has received an opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, tax counsel to Trane, substantially to the effect that the Distribution will qualify as tax-free to Trane, us and our shareholders under Section 355 and related provisions of the Code. The ruling and opinion were based on, among other things, certain assumptions as well as on the accuracy of certain factual representations and statements made by Trane and us. In rendering its ruling, the IRS also relied on certain covenants that WABCO and Trane entered into, including the adherence to certain restrictions on Trane's and WABCO's future actions.

Notwithstanding receipt by Trane of the private letter ruling and the opinion of counsel, the IRS could assert that the Distribution should be treated as a taxable transaction. If the Distribution fails to qualify for tax-free treatment, then Trane would recognize a gain in an amount equal to the excess of (i) the fair market value of our common stock distributed to the Trane shareholders over (ii) Trane's tax basis in such common stock. Under the terms of the Tax Sharing Agreement, in the event the Distribution were to fail to qualify as a tax-free reorganization and such failure was not the result of actions taken after the distribution by Trane or any of its subsidiaries or shareholders, we would be responsible for all taxes imposed on Trane as a result thereof. In addition, each Trane shareholder who received our common stock in the Distribution generally would be treated as having received a taxable Distribution in an amount equal to the fair market value of our common stock received (including any fractional share sold on behalf of the shareholder), which would be taxable as a dividend to the extent of the shareholder's ratable share of Trane's current and accumulated earnings and profits (as increased to reflect any current income including any gain recognized by Trane on the taxable distribution). The balance, if any, of the Distribution would be treated as a nontaxable return of capital to the extent of the Trane shareholder's tax basis in its Trane stock, with any remaining amount being taxed as capital gain. Our obligation to indemnify Trane under the Tax Sharing Agreement if the Distribution fails to qualify for tax-free treatment could be substantial if triggered, and could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We are responsible for certain of Trane's contingent and other corporate liabilities.

Under the Indemnification and Cooperation Agreement, the Separation and Distribution Agreement and the Tax Sharing Agreement, our wholly-owned subsidiary WABCO Europe BVBA has assumed and is responsible for certain contingent liabilities related to Trane's business (including certain associated costs and expenses, whether arising prior to, at or after the Distribution) and will indemnify Trane for these liabilities. Among the contingent liabilities against which we will indemnify Trane and the other indemnities, are liabilities associated with certain non-U.S. tax liabilities and certain U.S. and non-U.S. environmental liabilities associated with certain Trane entities.
We will indemnify Trane, Ideal Standard International, including certain former European subsidiaries and affiliates of the former American Standard group, and their respective owners against any fines associated with an investigation into alleged infringement of European Union competition regulations.

As part of a multi-company investigation, American Standard and certain of its European subsidiaries engaged in the Bath and Kitchen business were charged by the European Commission for alleged infringements of European Union competition rules relating to the distribution of bathroom fixtures and fittings in a number of European countries. Pursuant to the Indemnification and Cooperation Agreement, WABCO Europe BVBA (an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO) will be responsible for, and will indemnify American Standard (now Trane) and Ideal Standard International (including certain subsidiaries engaged, or formerly engaged in the Bath and Kitchen business) and their respective affiliates. As required by the Indemnification and Cooperation agreement, WABCO paid the fine amount into escrow on August 30, 2010 and those funds were subsequently released from escrow and paid to the Commission. After reviewing all of the elements of the case, WABCO decided to appeal the decision in order to try to have the fine reduced. On September 8, 2010, WABCO filed its appeal in the General Court of the European Union, located in Luxembourg. On March 27, 2012, the oral hearing for the appeal took place before the court. This was the final step in the procedure before a judgment is handed down. The Company anticipates that a decision on the appeal will be made before the end of 2013.

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Risks Relating to Our Common Stock
Your percentage ownership in WABCO may be diluted in the future.
Your percentage ownership in WABCO may be diluted in the future because of equity awards that have already been granted and that we expect will be granted to our directors and officers in the future under our Omnibus Incentive Plan. In addition, we may in the future issue additional equity securities, subject to limitations imposed by the Tax Sharing Agreement, in order to fund working capital needs, capital expenditures and product development, or to make acquisitions and other investments, which may dilute your ownership interest.
We cannot assure you that we will pay any dividends or repurchase shares.
While we have historically returned value to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and/or dividends, our ability to repurchase shares and pay dividends is limited by available cash, contingent liabilities and surplus. Moreover, all decisions regarding the declaration and payment of dividends and share repurchases will be at the sole discretion of our Board and will be evaluated from time to time in light of our financial condition, earnings, capital requirements of our business, covenants associated with certain debt obligations, legal requirements, regulatory constraints, industry practice and other factors that our Board deems relevant.

Our shareholder rights plan and provisions in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated by-laws, and of Delaware law may prevent or delay an acquisition of our company, which could decrease the trading price of our common stock.
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, amended and restated by-laws and Delaware law contain provisions that are intended to deter coercive takeover practices and inadequate takeover bids by making such practices or bids unacceptably expensive to the raider and to encourage prospective acquirers to negotiate with our Board of Directors rather than to attempt a hostile takeover. These provisions include, among others:
a Board of Directors that is divided into three classes with staggered terms;
elimination of the right of our shareholders to act by written consent;
rules regarding how shareholders may present proposals or nominate directors for election at shareholder meetings;
the right of our Board to issue preferred stock without shareholder approval; and
limitations on the right of shareholders to remove directors.
Delaware law also imposes some restrictions on mergers and other business combinations between us and any holder of 15% or more of our outstanding common stock.
On July 13, 2007, our Board adopted a shareholder rights plan, which provides, among other things, that when specified events occur, our shareholders will be entitled to purchase from us a newly created series of junior preferred stock. The preferred stock purchase rights are triggered by the earlier to occur of (i) ten business days (or a later date determined by our Board of Directors before the rights are separated from our common stock) after the public announcement that a person or group has become an “acquiring person” by acquiring beneficial ownership of 15% or more of our outstanding common stock or (ii) ten business days (or a later date determined by our Board before the rights are separated from our common stock) after a person or group begins a tender or exchange offer that, if completed, would result in that person or group becoming an acquiring person. The issuance of preferred stock pursuant to the shareholder rights plan would cause substantial dilution to a person or group that attempts to acquire us on terms not approved by our Board of Directors.
We believe these provisions protect our shareholders from coercive or otherwise unfair takeover tactics by requiring potential acquirers to negotiate with our Board and by providing our Board with more time to assess any acquisition proposal. These provisions are not intended to make our company immune from takeovers. However, these provisions apply even if the offer may be considered beneficial by some shareholders and could delay or prevent an acquisition that our Board determines is not in the best interests of our shareholders and our company.



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ITEM 1B.      UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
None.

ITEM 2.      PROPERTIES
As of February 15, 2013, we conducted our manufacturing activities at 20 plants in 10 countries.
Location
  
Major Products Manufactured at Location
Campinas, Brazil
  
Vehicle control systems
Jinan, China (2 plants)
  
Braking systems and Compressors
Qingdao, China
  
Braking systems
Taishan, China
 
Foundation brakes
Claye-Souilly, France
  
Vehicle control systems
Hanover, Germany
  
Vehicle control systems
Gronau, Germany
  
Compressors and hydraulics
Mannheim, Germany
  
Foundation brakes
Ambattur, India
 
Vehicle control systems
Jamshedpur, India
  
Vehicle control systems
Mahindra World City, India
 
Vehicle control systems
Pantnagar, India
 
Vehicle control systems
Meppel, Netherlands
  
Actuators
Pyungtaek, Korea
  
Braking systems
Stanowice, Poland
  
Remanufactured products
Wroclaw, Poland
  
Vehicle control systems
Miass, Russia
 
Actuators and foundation brakes
Charleston, United States
  
Compressors
Rochester Hills, United States
 
Remanufactured products
We own all of the plants described above, except for Jinan, China; Taishan, China; Claye-Souilly, France; Miass, Russia; Rochester Hills, U.S. and Charleston, U.S.; which are leased. Our properties are generally in good condition, are well maintained, and are generally suitable and adequate to carry out our business. In 2012, the manufacturing plants, taken as a whole, met our capacity needs.
We also own or lease warehouse and office space for administrative and sales staff. Our headquarters, located in Brussels, Belgium, and our executive offices, located in Piscataway, New Jersey, are leased.

ITEM 3.      LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
We may be party to a variety of legal proceedings with respect to environmental related, employee related, product related, and general liability and automotive litigation related matters that arise in the normal course of our business. While the results of these legal proceedings cannot be predicted with certainty, management believes that the final outcome of these proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on our combined results of operations or financial position. For more information on current legal proceedings, refer to Note 14 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

ITEM 4.    MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
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ITEM 4A.      EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

The following sets forth certain information as of February 13, 2013 with respect to each person who is an executive officer of the Company:

Name
Age
Position(s)
Jacques Esculier
53
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Ulrich Michel
50
Chief Financial Officer
Christopher Harrison
46
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nikhil M. Varty
48
President, Americas and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
Todd Weinblatt
43
Vice President and Controller
Vincent Pickering
44
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Michael E. Thompson
44
Vice President, Compression & Braking
Nick Rens
48
Vice President, Trailer Systems, Aftermarket & Driveline Controls

Each officer of the Company is appointed by the Board of Directors to a term of office expiring on the date of the first Board meeting after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders next succeeding his or her appointment or such officer's earlier resignation or removal.

  Jacques Esculier has served as our Chief Executive Officer and director since July 2007. In May 2009, he was appointed Chairman of our Board of Directors. Prior to July 2007, Mr. Esculier served as Vice President of Trane and President of its Vehicle Control Systems business, a position he had held since January 2004. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Esculier served in the capacity of Business Leader for the Trane Commercial Systems' Europe, Middle East, Africa, India & Asia Region from 2002 through January 2004. Prior to joining Trane in 2002, Mr. Esculier spent more than six years in leadership positions at AlliedSignal/Honeywell. He was Vice President and General Manager of Environmental Control and Power Systems Enterprise based in Los Angeles, and Vice President of Aftermarket Services-Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

Ulrich Michel has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2007. Prior to July 2007, Mr. Michel served as Chief Financial Officer of Trane's Vehicle Control Systems business, a position he had held since April 2005. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Michel served in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer for the Trane Commercial Systems' Europe, Middle East, Africa & India Region from 2003 through April 2005. Prior to joining Trane in 2003, Mr. Michel spent more than six years in financial leadership positions at AlliedSignal/Honeywell with areas of focus including mergers and acquisitions, the Specialty Chemicals business, and the Control Products business in Europe. Before joining AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Mr. Michel spent eight years at Price Waterhouse.

Christopher Harrison has served as our Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2013. Prior to February 2013, Mr. Harrison served as Vice President, Human Resources for TE Connectivity a position he held since April 2011. Prior to April 2011, Mr. Harrison served as the Vice President, Human Resources for ITT Corporation from October 2010. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Harrison spent fourteen years from 1996 at Stanley, Black & Decker where he held a broad range of roles of increasing responsibility in product development, operations management, product portfolio optimization and Human Resources. These roles included Vice President HR & Business Transformation for EMEA region from March 2007 to August 2008, Vice President, HR & Acquisition Integration for EMEA region from September 2008 to June 2009, President, Stanley Proto Industrial Tools from July 2009 to January 2010, culminating in Mr. Harrison's position as Vice President, Acquisition Integration which he held from September 2009 through September 2010.

Nikhil M. Varty has served as our President, Americas and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions since February 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Varty served as Vice President, Compression & Braking since July 2007. Prior to July 2007, Mr. Varty served as Vice President, Compression and Braking of Trane's Vehicle Control Systems business, a position he has held since January 2005. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Varty served in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer of Trane's Vehicle Control Systems business. Prior to joining Trane in June 2001, Mr. Varty had more than 10 years of national and international senior level finance roles with Great Lakes Chemical Corp., AlliedSignal/Honeywell and Coopers & Lybrand.

Todd Weinblatt has served as our Vice President and Controller since July 2007. Prior to July 2007, Mr. Weinblatt served as Assistant Controller of Trane, a position he had held since 2004. Before joining Trane, Mr. Weinblatt served as Director-Accounting Policy and External Reporting at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. His prior experience includes six years at

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Lucent Technologies Inc., where he was a Senior Manager of Accounting Policy and Mergers and Acquisitions. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, where he spent five years as an auditor.

Vincent Pickering has served as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since September 2010. Prior to joining WABCO, Mr. Pickering served as the Associate General Counsel for the Worldwide Licensing and Pricing Division of Microsoft Corp., for eight years. Prior to working at Microsoft, Mr. Pickering worked both in-house and in private practice, representing companies across a diverse range of industries that include the telecommunications and energy sectors.

Dr. Michael E. Thompson has served as our Vice President, Compression and Braking since February 2012. Previously, Dr. Thompson held the position of Vice-President Car Systems & Investor Relations since April 2009.  Between July 2007 and April 2009, Dr. Thompson served as our Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations.  Prior to July 2007, Dr. Thompson served as Vice President, Marketing and Strategy of Trane's Vehicle Control Systems business, a position he held since August 2005. Prior to joining Trane, Dr. Thompson held positions of increasing responsibility at Honeywell Aerospace from October 1999 through July 2005 ultimately serving as the division's Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Honeywell, Dr. Thompson was a consultant with McKinsey & Company from June 1996.
 
Nick Rens has served as our Vice President, Driveline Controls since January 2013, adding to his existing roles as Vice President, Aftermarket, a position he has held since 2008 and Vice President, Trailer Systems, since 2005. Previously, Mr. Rens worked for three years as our regional trailer sales leader for southern and western Europe based in Claye Souilly, France. Since 1999, Mr. Rens has also been Managing Director of WABCO Belgium where he held several sales leadership roles both in the Aftermarket and Original Equipment (OE) sales organizations. Mr. Rens has worked at the Company for almost his entire career, having joined the company in 1989 as a product line specialist.



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PART II
ITEM 5.
MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
Our common stock is listed on NYSE under the symbol “WBC.” Our Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, authorizes the Company to issue up to 400,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share, and 4,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $.01 per share, all of which have been designated by our Board of Directors as a series of Junior Participating Cumulative Preferred Stock. We also have a rights agreement. Pursuant to the rights agreement, when triggered in certain takeover situations, one preferred stock purchase right will be issued for each outstanding share of our common stock.
We estimate that there are approximately 474 holders of record of the Company's common stock. A significant number of the outstanding shares of common stock which are beneficially owned by individuals or entities are registered in the name of a nominee of The Depository Trust Company, a securities depository for banks and brokerage firms. We estimate that there are approximately 30,029 beneficial owners of our common stock.
We have not declared and paid any cash dividends in 2011 or 2012. Our last cash dividend was paid ($0.07 per share) in the first quarter of 2009. We continuously consider ways to return capital to our stockholders, either through our open market repurchase program and/or through the payment of cash dividends.
Set forth below are the high and low sales prices for shares of our common stock for each quarterly period of 2011 and 2012.  
2011
High   
Low   
First quarter
$
65.53

$
55.73

Second quarter
$
75.00

$
59.00

Third quarter
$
73.15

$
36.33

Fourth quarter
$
52.48

$
34.17

2012
 
 
First quarter
$
62.54

$
44.22

Second quarter
$
63.67

$
47.59

Third quarter
$
62.32

$
46.73

Fourth quarter
$
65.60

$
55.54


ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

Our Board of Directors has approved an open market stock repurchase program. On May 26, 2011, the Board of Directors approved the purchase of shares in an amount not to exceed $ 400.0 million , which expires on May 31, 2013.
Additionally on October 26, 2012, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to enter into an additional share repurchase program. This board authorization allows for the repurchase of a further $ 400.0 million of common shares at the discretion of management for a period until December 31, 2014. This brings the total unexpended balance to $ 420.6 million as of December 31, 2012.


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A summary of the repurchase activity for 2012 follows.

Period
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
Average price Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchases as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
Maximum Dollar Value of shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total through December 31, 2011
 
3,520,469

$
51.27

3,520,469

$
219,505,568

 
 
 
 
 
 
January 1 - January 31
 
279,409

$
48.94

279,409

$
205,885,134

February 1 - February 28
 
273,085

$
59.83

273,085

$
189,546,551

March 1 - March 31
 
321,134

$
59.44

321,134

$
170,459,563

Total first quarter
 
873,628

$
56.20

873,628

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 1 - April 30
 
292,900

$
58.26

292,900

$
153,393,800

May 1 - May 31
 
230,185

$
55.13

230,185

$
140,703,763

June 1 - June 30
 
440,042

$
50.47

440,042

$
118,496,196

Total second quarter
 
963,127

$
53.95

963,127

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 1 - July 31
 
291,793

$
50.62

291,793

$
103,372,743

August 1 - August 31
 
181,320

$
57.25

181,320

$
93,393,106

September 1 - September 30
 
391,912

$
58.60

391,912

$
70,426,540

Total third quarter
 
865,025

$
55.57

865,025

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 1 - October 31
 
190,763

$
57.20

190,763

$
459,514,995

November 1 - November 30
 
224,337

$
60.00

224,337

$
446,054,687

December 1 - December 31
 
414,000

$
61.59

414,000

$
420,555,846

Total fourth quarter
 
829,100

$
60.15

829,100

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total through December 31, 2012
 
7,051,349

$
53.82

7,051,349

$
420,555,846

 
 
 
 
 
 

All share repurchases were effected in accordance with the safe harbor provisions of Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act.


PERFORMANCE GRAPH
The following graph and table compare the cumulative total shareholder's return on our common stock from December 31, 2007 through December 31, 2012, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Standard & Poor's Auto Parts & Equipment Index. The table and graph use data supplied by the S&P Capital IQ.
The comparisons reflected in the graph and table are not intended to forecast the future performance of the common stock and may not be indicative of such future performance.

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Total Shareholder Returns

 
12/31/2007
12/31/2008
12/31/2009
12/31/2010
12/31/2011
12/31/2012
WABCO Holdings, Inc.
100
31.82

52.26

123.48

87.95

132.11

S&P 500 Index
100
63.00

79.67

91.68

93.61

108.59

S&P 500 Auto Parts & Equipment Index
100
51.34

79.41

113.38

93.27

97.42




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ITEM 6.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
(Amounts in millions, except share and per share data) 
 
Year Ended December 31,  
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
 
2009
 
2008
Income Statement Data:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
 
$
2,477.4

 
$
2,794.1

 
$
2,175.7

 
$
1,491.5

 
$
2,588.0

Cost of sales
 
1,732.0

 
1,984.6

 
1,556.6

 
1,126.7

 
1,883.5

Streamlining expenses (a)
 
5.2

 
1.5

 
4.0

 
37.0

 
10.5

Gross profit
 
740.2

 
808.0

 
615.1

 
327.8

 
694.0

Costs and expenses:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Selling and administrative expenses
 
300.5

 
326.6

 
307.4

 
251.9

 
316.8

Product engineering expenses
 
104.3

 
105.1

 
85.9

 
75.2

 
92.9

Streamlining (income) / expenses (a)
 
7.7

 
0.6

 
(0.8
)
 
19.8

 
26.4

Other operating expense / (income), net
 
3.2

 
5.8

 
5.0

 
(4.2
)
 
11.4

Operating income / (loss)
 
324.5

 
369.9

 
217.6

 
(14.9
)
 
246.5

European Commission fine indemnification
 

 

 
(400.4
)
 

 

Equity income of unconsolidated joint ventures
 
18.1

 
16.5

 
9.9

 
3.1

 
8.1

Other non-operating (expense), net
 
(5.0
)
 
(2.9
)
 
(2.2
)
 
(5.3
)
 
(4.3
)
Income from indemnification and other settlements
 

 
23.1

 

 
41.3

 

Fair value adjustment (charge) of the noncontrolling interest prior to taking control
 

 

 

 
(11.5
)
 

Interest (expense) / income, net
 
(1.5
)
 
(1.7
)
 
(2.2
)
 
0.5

 
3.7

(Loss) / income before income taxes
 
336.1

 
404.9

 
(177.3
)
 
13.2

 
254.0

Income tax expense / (benefit) (b)
 
23.6

 
36.7

 
36.9

 
(10.7
)
 
38.2

Net (loss) / income including noncontrolling interests
 
312.5

 
368.2

 
(214.2
)
 
23.9

 
215.8

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
10.5

 
11.2

 
11.9

 
5.1

 
2.5

Net (loss) / income
 
$
302.0

 
$
357.0

 
$
(226.1
)
 
$
18.8

 
$
213.3

Per share:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
$
4.73

 
$
5.35

 
$
(3.50
)
 
$
0.29

 
3.28

Diluted
 
$
4.62

 
$
5.19

 
$
(3.50
)
 
$
0.29

 
3.24

Average number of outstanding common shares:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
63,906,992

 
66,693,064

 
64,562,222

 
64,024,237

 
65,113,404

Diluted
 
65,323,389

 
68,829,440

 
64,562,222

 
65,030,557

 
65,871,941

Balance Sheet Data  (at end of period):
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Total assets
 
$
1,747.0

 
$
1,623.2

 
$
1,524.9

 
$
1,715.6

 
$
1,776.0

Total debt
 
$
76.2

 
$
78.2

 
$
113.5

 
$
156.1

 
$
250.0

Total Shareholders' equity
 
$
676.4

 
$
587.2

 
$
412.3

 
$
640.1

 
$
601.5

Cash dividends per common share
 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
0.07

 
0.28

 

(a) Due to the materiality of the streamlining expenses related to cost of sales during 2009, the amounts have been shown separately and comparable periods have been adjusted.

(b) The income tax provision for 2012 includes taxes on earnings in profitable jurisdictions, income offset by fully valued net operating losses, the accrual of interest on uncertain tax positions, and certain foreign tax planning. Additionally, the income tax provision is offset by the release of tax accruals for uncertain tax positions due to certain government filings submitted in January 2012 of approximately $24.8 million, as adjusted from an amount of $18.8 million as previously disclosed

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in the Company's 2011 Form 10-K. Additionally, a tax benefit of $4.1 million related to the Company's filing of its 2011 U.S. Federal Income Tax Return in September, 2012 was recorded during the third quarter.

The income tax provision for 2011 includes taxes on earnings in profitable jurisdictions offset by benefits related to ongoing foreign tax planning activities, a decrease in a valuation allowance, and the release of certain tax accruals as a consequence of the settlement of foreign tax audits and the expiration of a statute of limitation. Additionally, the Company provided a tax provision of $12.7 million during the fourth quarter due to the Company's decision to repatriate earnings from a foreign affiliate of approximately $299 million.


The income tax provision for 2010 includes taxes on earnings in profitable jurisdictions and benefits related to ongoing foreign tax planning activities. In addition, the tax provision for 2010 excludes any benefit related to the indemnification payment of approximately $400 million for the EC fine. During the third quarter of 2010, an uncertain tax position of approximately $135.8 million was recorded for the tax deduction related to the EC fine. The entity that will claim a deduction for $396.9 million of the EC fine has existing net operating losses resulting in a deferred tax asset in a foreign jurisdiction for which a full valuation allowance has been provided. Consequently, as this tax deduction would otherwise increase the deferred tax asset related to the net operating losses for which a full valuation allowance is provided, the uncertain tax position of $134.9 million is recorded as a reduction of the related deferred tax asset on the balance sheet.


The income tax benefit for 2009 includes a net benefit of $13.0 million, principally related to the release of tax accruals as a consequence of the settlement of a foreign tax audit.


The income tax provision for 2008 includes a net benefit of $8.3 million, principally related to a reduction of an unrecognized tax benefit recorded in the third quarter of 2007 related to the separation of the WABCO business from Trane. This change in estimate resulted from the filing of the Company's and Trane's 2007 U.S. Federal income tax returns in September 2008. The 2008 effective income tax rate was 15.2%.


For a comparative analysis of certain line items in the Income Statement Data section of this table, see Item 7. “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” which follows.

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ITEM 7.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
This discussion summarizes the significant factors affecting the results of operations and financial condition of WABCO during the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere herein. Certain information in this discussion and analysis regarding industry outlook, our expectations regarding the future performance of our business and other non-historical statements are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described in “Risk Factors” above. Our actual results may differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. You should read the following discussion together with the sections entitled “Risk Factors,” “Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements,” “Selected Financial Information,” “Liquidity and Capital Resources” and consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere herein .
Executive Overview

In 2012, the production of new trucks and buses greater than six tons declined in most markets, with exception of Japan and US, and we estimate that commercial vehicle production declined 10% globally. WABCO's sales during full year 2012 decreased by 11.3% (4.8% excluding foreign currency translation effects) compared with the same period a year ago. Overall, WABCO continued in 2012 to outperform in aggregate the global production of commercial vehicles.

In 2012, WABCO's global aftermarket sales decreased by 2% (an increase of 5% excluding foreign currency translation effects), compared with the same period a year ago, resulting in record aftermarket revenues on a currency adjusted basis. This performance demonstrates the continued success of the Company's aftermarket strategies initiated several years ago.

In the third quarter of 2012, WABCO inaugurated its second world-class manufacturing facility at Mahindra World City in Chennai, India. WABCO INDIA's newest plant will supply customers in Germany, Japan, Poland and the United States, among other markets internationally. WABCO INDIA owns and operates four world-class manufacturing sites located in India.

Also in the third quarter of 2012, WABCO opened its new sales and training center in Hanover, Germany, further extending the aftermarket capabilities of WABCO University to serve customers within the commercial vehicle industry. The new center is WABCO's largest of 14 training centers worldwide. WABCO University serves customers in 45 countries.

Throughout 2012 and despite declines in market demand, WABCO continued to deliver strong profitability, achieving an operating profit margin at 13.1% of sales. Also during 2012, WABCO's Operating System continued to provide fast and flexible responses to major market changes, delivering $66.6 million of materials and conversion productivity. Gross materials productivity in 2012 represented 5.3% of total materials cost but, as expected, the impact of commodity inflation reduced net materials productivity to 4.4%. Conversion productivity in 2012 represented 6.2%, another robust result.

Our Markets and Our Customers
Our sales are affected by changes in truck and bus (T&B) production. Europe is our largest geographic market and sales to T&B OEMs represent our largest customer group. The table below shows the relationship between our sales to European T&B OEMs, which account for approximately 57% of our global sales to T&B OEMs, and European T&B production for the last five years. Sales data is shown at a constant euro to U.S. dollar exchange rate for year to year comparability and to make comparisons to unit production meaningful. Over the past five years, our sales have outperformed the growth in European T&B production by an average of 3% per year.
Year to Year Change
 
2008
 
2009
 
2010
 
2011
 
2012
Sales to European T&B OEMs (at a constant FX rate)
 
4
%
 
(58
)%
 
60
%
 
34
%
 
(10
)%
European T&B Production
 
4
%
 
(62
)%
 
52
%
 
31
%
 
(9
)%

      In general, our sales track directionally with truck and bus builds. However, individual year to year sales changes are also influenced by other factors such as timing of orders and deliveries to T&B OEM customers, application content, new

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product introduction, price and introduction of new customer platforms. The level of truck build activity is influenced by general economic conditions, including interest rate levels and inflation.
      
Our aftermarket sales account for approximately 25% of total sales and are affected by a variety of factors: content on specific vehicles and breadth of our product range, number of commercial trucks in active operation, truck age, type of vehicles built, miles driven, demand for transported goods and overall economic activity. On average, our aftermarket sales (on a constant exchange to the U.S. dollar rate) have grown by 6% annually for the last five years as shown in the table below.
 
Year to Year Change  
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Average
Change 
Aftermarket Sales (at Constant FX rate)
1
%
(6
)%
22
%
8
%
5
%
6
%
Distribution of WABCO's Sales by Major End-Markets, Product Types and Geography
 
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Major End-Markets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OE Manufacturers:
 
 
 
 
 
   Truck & Bus products
62
%
 
64
%
 
63
%
   Trailer products
9
%
 
9
%
 
7
%
   Car products
4
%
 
4
%
 
4
%
Aftermarket
25
%
 
23
%
 
26
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
Geography:
 

 
 

 
 

   Europe
60
%
 
62
%
 
60
%
   North America
11
%
 
9
%
 
8
%
   South America
6
%
 
7
%
 
7
%
   Asia
20
%
 
19
%
 
22
%
   Other
3
%
 
3
%
 
3
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
Our largest customer is Daimler, which accounts for approximately 11% of our sales. Volvo accounted for 10% of our sales in 2012. Other key customers include Ashok Leyland, BMW, China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Cummins, Fiat (Iveco), Hino, Hyundai, Krone, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (MAN), Meritor, Meritor WABCO (a joint venture), Paccar (DAF Trucks N.V. (DAF), Kenworth, Leyland and Peterbilt), First Automobile Works, Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik (SAF), Scania, Schmitz Cargobull AG, TATA Motors and ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF). For the fiscal years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, our top 10 customers accounted for approximately 52% each year.
Results of Operations
Approximately 88.9% of our sales are outside the U.S. and therefore, changes in exchange rates can have a significant impact on the reported results of our operations, which are presented in U.S. dollars. Year-over-year changes in sales, expenses and net income for 2012 compared with 2011 and 2011 compared with 2010, are presented both with and without the effects of foreign currency translation. Changes in sales, expenses and net income excluding foreign exchange effects are calculated using current year sales, expenses and net income translated at prior year exchange rates. Presenting changes in sales, expenses and net income excluding the effects of foreign currency translation is not in conformity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”), but we analyze this data because it is useful to us in understanding the operating performance of our business. We believe this data is also useful to shareholders for the same reason. The changes in sales, expenses and net income excluding the effects of foreign exchange translation are not meant to be a substitute for measurements prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP, nor to be considered in isolation. Management believes that presenting these non-U.S. GAAP financial measures is useful to shareholders because it enhances their understanding of how management assesses the operating performance of the Company's business.


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Results of Operations for 2012 Compared with 2011

  
 
Year ended
December 31,
 
 
 
Excluding Foreign
Exchange Translation *
(amounts in millions)
2012
 
2011
 
% change
reported  
 
2012 adjusted
amount  
 
% change
adjusted  
Sales
$
2,477.4

 
$
2,794.1

 
(11.3
)%
 
$
2,659.6

 
(4.8
)%
Cost of sales
1,737.2

 
1,986.1

 
(12.5
)%
 
1,862.8

 
(6.2
)%
Gross profit
740.2

 
808.0

 
(8.4
)%
 
796.8

 
(1.4
)%
Operating expenses
415.7

 
438.1

 
(5.1
)%
 
444.5

 
1.5
 %
Operating income
324.5

 
369.9

 
(12.3
)%
 
352.3

 
(4.8
)%
Equity in net income of unconsolidated joint ventures
18.1

 
16.5

 
9.7
 %
 
18.3

 
10.9
 %
Other non-operating (expense)/income, net
(5.0
)
 
20.2

 
(124.8
)%
 
(5.3
)
 
(126.2
)%
Interest (expense), net
(1.5
)
 
(1.7
)
 
(11.8
)%
 
(1.5
)
 
(11.8
)%
Income before income taxes
336.1

 
404.9

 
(17.0
)%
 
363.8

 
(10.2
)%
Income tax expense
23.6

 
36.7

 
(35.7
)%
 
27.0

 
(26.4
)%
Net income including noncontrolling interests
312.5

 
368.2

 
(15.1
)%
 
336.8

 
(8.5
)%
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
10.5

 
11.2

 
(6.3
)%
 
11.5

 
2.7
 %
Net income attributable to Company
$
302.0

 
$
357.0

 
(15.4
)%
 
$
325.3

 
(8.9
)%
* Amounts translated using 2011 average exchange rates for comparability
Sales
Our sales for 2012 were $2,477.4 million , a decrease of 11.3% ( 4.8% excluding foreign currency translation effects) from $2,794.1 million in 2011. The decrease, excluding foreign currency translation effects, was predominately driven by a 10.2% decline in the global production of new trucks and buses greater than six tons. Total sales in Europe, our largest market, decreased approximately 13.9% (7.0% excluding foreign currency translation effects) for the full year 2012, driven mainly by lower levels of truck, bus and trailer production. Total sales increased 11.7% in North America, which benefited from increased commercial vehicle production. Total sales in Asia decreased 8.1% (4.4% excluding foreign currency translation effects). The sales drop in Asia included reduction in total sales in: India of 19.1% (7.8% excluding foreign currency translation effects), South Korea of 17.1% (14.7% excluding foreign currency translation effects), China of 6% (8.5% excluding foreign currency translation effects) and an increase in total sales in Japan of 11% (11.8% excluding foreign currency translation effects). Total sales in South America decreased 28.1% (15.9% excluding foreign currency translation effects) driven by the anticipated decline in production of new trucks and buses in Brazil resulting from higher levels of production in 2011 ahead of the emission mandate as well as the termination of the government sponsored incentive program at the end of 2011. Based on our analysis, we estimate that WABCO's sales growth for 2012 continued to outperform the aggregate global market. The global aftermarket sales decrease, included in the geographic numbers provided above, was 2.5% (increase of 5.2% excluding foreign currency translation effects). This performance, excluding foreign currency translation effects, demonstrates the continued success of the Company's aftermarket strategies initiated several years ago.
Cost of Sales and Gross Profit
Our cost of sales for the year 2012 was $ 1,737.2 million , a decrease of $ 248.9 million ($ 123.3 million excluding foreign currency translation effects) from $ 1,986.1 million in 2011. Within cost of sales, our largest expense is material costs, which mainly represents the purchase of components and parts. Our continued focus on productivity generated 5.3% of material savings before the impact of commodity inflation, which had a negative impact of 0.9%, bringing net materials productivity to 4.4% for the year. This productivity achievement resulted in $43.0 million of material cost savings. Our second largest expense within the cost of sales is for labor and other costs associated with converting our purchased components and parts into finished goods. Labor and other cost escalations increased conversion costs by approximately $16.8 million, while our productivity efforts generated $23.6 million of savings, or 6.1% of the conversion costs. Better claims experience decreased warranty expenses by $10.4 million compared to last year. Absorption of overhead costs and other indirect costs were unfavorable by $37.3 million versus the prior year. Volume and mix decreased cost of sales by $78.6 million, and together with the decrease in sales contributed $31.9 million to decrease of gross profit. Sales price reductions had a negative impact of $16.9 million on gross profit, or 0.6% of sales. Foreign currency translational effects decreased cost of sales by $125.7 million, but combined with translational effects on sales they negatively affected gross profit in the amount of $56.6 million. Foreign currency transactional impacts decreased cost of sales by $21.8 million and positively affected gross profit in the

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amount of $14.7 million. The net result of all these changes was a decrease in gross profit of $ 67.8 million (or $ 11.2 million excluding foreign currency translation effects).
Operating Expenses
Operating expenses, which include selling and administrative expenses, product engineering expenses and other operating expenses, decreased by $ 22.4 million (increased by $ 6.4 million excluding foreign currency translation effects). The increase excluding foreign currency translation effects comprises increases in labor and other cost inflation of $10.5 million, research and development investments of $7.8 million and streamlining and separation expenses of $9.2 million. These increases are partially offset by reduction in incentive compensation of $16.1 million, reduction in our UK pension obligation of $4.3 million and other net savings of $0.7 million.
Equity in Net Income of Unconsolidated Joint Ventures
Equity in net income of unconsolidated joint ventures increased $ 1.6 million to $18.1 million in 2012 as compared to $16.5 million in 2011. The increase was primarily driven by income from the Meritor WABCO joint venture, which increased by $1.7 million.
Other Non-Operating Expense, net
2011 non-operating income amounted to $20.2 million . This amount was primarily made up of the reversal of approximately $23.1 million of indemnification liabilities due to the closing of a tax audit and other settlements. Absent this income our other non-operating result, net was an expense $5.0 million in 2012. The primary component of the 2012 expense was driven by the accrual of a tax indemnification liability of $3.4 million.
Interest Expense, net
Net interest expense decreased by $ 0.2 million to $1.5 million of expense in 2012 compared to $1.7 million of expense in 2011.
Income Taxes
The income tax provision for 2012 was $23.6 million on $336.1 million of pre-tax income before adjusting for noncontrolling interest, compared with $36.7 million on a pre-tax income of $404.9 million before adjusting for noncontrolling interest in 2011. The tax provision for 2012 includes taxes on earnings in profitable jurisdictions, income offset by fully valued net operating losses, the accrual of interest on uncertain tax positions, and certain foreign tax planning. Additionally, the income tax provision is offset by the release of tax accruals for uncertain tax positions due to certain government filings submitted in January 2012 of approximately $24.8 million, as adjusted from an amount of $18.8 million as previously disclosed in the Company's 2011 Form 10-K. Furthermore, a tax benefit of $4.1 million related to the Company's filing of its 2011 U.S. Federal Income Tax Return in September, 2012 was recorded during the third quarter.
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests decreased by $ 0.7 million (increased by $ 0.3 million excluding foreign currency translation effects) to $10.5 million in 2012. The decline is primarily the result of a decrease in earnings from WABCO INDIA, partially offset by improved results of WABCO Compressor Manufacturing.
Backlog
Backlog, which represents valid sales orders that have not yet been filled as of the end of the reporting period, was $1.1 billion at the end of 2012, down 2.9 % (0.5% excluding foreign currency translation effects) from the end of 2011. Backlog is not necessarily predictive of future business as it relates only to some of our products, and customers may still change future delivery dates.

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Results of Operations for 2011 Compared with 2010
  
 
Year ended
December 31,
 
 
 
Excluding Foreign
Exchange Translation **
(amounts in millions)
2011
 
2010
 
% change
reported  
 
2011 adjusted
amount  
 
% change
adjusted  
Sales
$
2,794.1

 
$
2,175.7

 
28.4
 %
 
$
2,661.3

 
22.3
 %
Cost of sales
1,986.1

 
1,560.6

 
27.3
 %
 
1,888.0

 
21.0
 %
Gross profit
808.0

 
615.1

 
31.4
 %
 
773.3

 
25.7
 %
Operating expenses
438.1

 
397.5

 
10.2
 %
 
419.3

 
5.5
 %
Operating income
369.9

 
217.6

 
70.0
 %
 
354

 
62.7
 %
Equity in net income of unconsolidated joint ventures
16.5

 
9.9

 
66.7
 %
 
16.4

 
65.7
 %
Other non-operating income/(expense), net
20.2

 
(402.6
)
 
*

 
27.8

 
*

Interest (expense), net
(1.7
)
 
(2.2
)
 
(22.7
)%
 
(1.7
)
 
(22.7
)%
Income/(loss) before income taxes
404.9

 
(177.3
)
 
*

 
396.5


*

Income tax expense
36.7

 
36.9

 
(0.5
)%
 
35.9

 
(2.7
)%
Net income/(loss) including noncontrolling interests
368.2

 
(214.2
)
 
*

 
360.6

 
*

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
11.2

 
11.9

 
(5.9
)%
 
11.5

 
(3.4
)%
Net income/(loss) attributable to Company
$
357.0

 
$
(226.1
)
 
*

 
$
349.1

 
*

* Percentage change not considered meaningful
** Amounts translated using 2010 average exchange rates for comparability
Sales
Our sales for 2011 were $2,794.1 million, an increase of 28.4% (22.3% excluding foreign currency translation effects) from $2,175.7 million in 2010. The increase was attributable to the higher levels of commercial vehicle production that was evident in most regions across the world, expansion of our aftermarket and car businesses, as well as increased WABCO content per vehicle on trucks, buses and trailers globally. Total sales in Europe, our largest market, increased approximately 31.8% (24.5% excluding foreign currency translation effects) for the full year 2011. Total sales increased 42.5% in North America. Total sales in Asia increased 13.2% (9.4% excluding foreign currency translation effects). The sales growth in Asia included an increase in total sales in India of 14.7% (16.8% excluding foreign currency translation effects) and an increase in total sales in China of 1.5% (a decrease of 2.8% excluding foreign currency translation effects), which was impacted by the anticipated decline in production of new trucks and buses in China. Total sales in South America increased 27.7% (20.9% excluding foreign currency translation effects). Based on our analysis, we estimate that WABCO's sales growth for 2011 outperformed the aggregate global market. The global aftermarket sales increase, included in the geographic numbers provided above, was 13.2% (8.0% excluding foreign currency translation effects), resulting in record aftermarket revenues.
Cost of Sales and Gross Profit
Our cost of sales for the year 2011 was $1,986.1 million, an increase of $425.5 million ($327.4 million excluding foreign currency translation effects) from $1,560.6 million in 2010. Within cost of sales, our largest expense is material costs, which mainly represents the purchase of components and parts. Our continued focus on productivity generated 5.3% of material savings before the impact of commodity inflation, which had a negative impact of 2.0%, bringing net materials productivity to 3.3% for the year. This productivity achievement resulted in $37.7 million of material cost savings. Our second largest expense within the cost of sales is for labor and other costs associated with converting our purchased components and parts into finished goods. Labor and other cost escalations increased conversion costs by approximately $18.6 million, while our productivity efforts generated $25.5 million of savings, or 5.9% of the conversion costs. Warranty expenses were higher compared to last year by $7.9 million, driven mostly by increased volume. Absorption of overhead costs and other indirect costs were favorable by $45.9 million versus the prior year. Volume and mix increased cost of sales by $398.0 million, and contributed $109.4 million to increase of gross profit. Sales price reductions had a negative impact of $26.6 million on gross profit, or 1.0% of sales. Foreign currency translational effects increased cost of sales by $98.2 million and combined with translational effects on sales they positively affected gross profit in the amount of $34.8 million. Foreign currency transactional impacts increased cost of sales by $11.9 million and negatively affected gross profit in the amount of $7.3 million. The net result of all these changes was an increase in gross profit of $192.9 million (or $158.2 excluding foreign currency translation effects).

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Operating Expenses
Operating expenses, which include selling and administrative expenses, product engineering expenses and other operating expenses, increased by $40.6 million ($21.8 million excluding foreign currency translation effects). The increase was mainly driven by new research and development investments of $14.9 million, investments in global expansion of $5.8 million, labor and other cost inflation of $7.0 million, partially offset by separation and other costs of $5.9 million.
Equity in Net Income of Unconsolidated Joint Ventures
Equity in net income of unconsolidated joint ventures increased $6.6 million to $16.5 million in 2011 as compared to $9.9 million in 2010. The increase was primarily driven by income from the Meritor WABCO joint venture, which increased by $5.8 million. This increase is due to the fact that Meritor WABCO was able to benefit from more favorable market conditions in North America in 2011.
Other Non-Operating Expense, net
In 2010 we incurred an expense for the EC Fine indemnification in the amount of $400.4 million, driving the majority of the other non-operating expense incurred last year of $402.6 million. Absent this expense in 2011, our other non-operating income, net was $20.2 million. This amount was primarily made up of the reversal of approximately $23.1 million of indemnification liabilities due to the closing of a tax audit and other settlements.
Interest Expense, net
Net interest expense decreased by $0.5 million to $1.7 million of expense in 2011 compared to $2.2 million of expense in 2010. The overall change in net interest expense is the net impact from changing interest rates on our debt and investments, fees and credit margins and changes in outstanding balances associated with our Accounts Receivable Securitization Program and our $400 million revolving credit facility, which we refer to as our "revolving credit facility".
Income Taxes
The income tax provision for 2011 was $36.7 million on $404.9 million of pre-tax income before adjusting for noncontrolling interest, compared with $36.9 million on a pre-tax loss of $177.3 million before adjusting for noncontrolling interest in 2010. The tax charge for 2011 was the net result of taxes on earnings in profitable jurisdictions offset by fully valued net operating losses, the accrual of interest on uncertain tax positions and benefits from certain foreign tax planning. Furthermore, income tax expense was partially offset by the release of tax accruals of approximately $19.2 million as a consequence of the settlement of foreign tax audits and the expiration of a statute of limitation. Additionally, the Company provided a tax provision of $12.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 due to the Company's decision to repatriate earnings from a foreign affiliate of approximately $299 million.
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests decreased by $0.7 million ($0.4 million excluding foreign currency translation effects) to $11.2 million in 2011. The decrease is the result of the decline in earnings from our majority owned subsidiary in China that provides conventional mechanical products to the local market. This was partially offset by improved results of our WABCO INDIA business as well as our U.S. partnership, WABCO Compressor Manufacturing.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
We employ several means to manage our liquidity, and we are not dependent upon any one source of funding. Our sources of financing include cash flows from operations, cash and cash equivalents, our revolving credit facility, our Accounts Receivable Securitization Program and the use of operating leases.
We believe the combination of expected cash flows, the revolving credit facility being committed until September 2016, and the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program maturing in September 2015 (subject to annual renewal) will provide us with adequate liquidity to support the Company's operations.
The Company also has the ability to access a wide range of additional external financing instruments.
Specifically for 2013 we expect our consolidated cash flow to be in line with the Company's 2012 cash flow profile, and there are no known trends or uncertainties that are reasonably expected to have a material effect on the separate sources and uses of cash.


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As of December 31, 2012 , $99.2 million of the $175.0 million of cash and cash equivalents on the consolidated balance sheet was held by foreign subsidiaries, confirming our focus and intent to use our cash outside the U.S. The Company considers the earnings of substantially all of its foreign subsidiaries to be permanently reinvested outside the U.S. and as such no additional U.S. tax cost has been provided. The Company has provided for tax at the U.S. tax rate for its Brazilian affiliate's current year earnings in 2012. The Company estimates the amount of its unremitted foreign earnings permanently reinvested outside the U.S. to be approximately $475 million as December 31, 2012, however, it is not practicable to estimate the tax liability that would arise if the earnings that are considered permanently reinvested were remitted to the U.S.

Cash Flows for 2012 Compared with 2011
Net cash provided by operating activities was $358.3 million for 2012 compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $332.0 million for 2011.
We recorded net income including noncontrolling interests of $312.5 million for 2012 compared with net income including noncontrolling interests of $368.2 million for 2011. Net income for 2012 included noncash elements such as depreciation and amortization of $76.9 million . Our working capital increase was primarily driven by a reduction in accounts payable due to timing of payments at year end. Inventory levels decreased with business activity, while accounts receivable increased, partially due to late payments from customers. Although we had a positive impact from working capital in the second half of the year, this could not offset entirely the increase of the first half of the year.
The change in other accrued liabilities and taxes was a decrease of $37.9 million for 2012 compared to a decrease of $4.4 million for 2011. The major drivers of this change were tax related items, change in incentive compensation accruals, decreases in freight accruals as well as in short term portion of warranty accruals. The change in other current and long-term assets for 2012 was a decrease of $23.0 million compared to an increase of $34.8 million for 2011. The main drivers of this change were decreases in tax related items and restricted cash related to the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program. The change in other long-term liabilities for 2012 was an increase of $2.1 million compared to an increase of $8.6 million for 2011. The main drivers were increases in a long term portion of warranty accrual partially offset by s decrease in long term tax related items which included the release of accruals for uncertain tax positions due to certain government filings in January 2012 as previously disclosed in the Company's 2011 Form 10-K.
The net cash used in investing activities amounted to $105.6 million in 2012 compared to net cash used in investing activities of $105.2 million in 2011. The net cash usage for 2012 includes capital expenditures of $43.2 million of investments in tooling, $48.4 million on plant and equipment and $8.8 million in computer software, which supported our market growth and new programs in 2012. Additionally we spent $5.1 million for acquisitions. This compared with $40.1 million of investments in tooling, $58.2 million on plant and equipment and $6.9 million in computer software in 2011.
The net cash used by financing activities during 2012 amounted to $182.6 million compared to net cash used by financing activities of $183.5 million during 2011.
As of December 31, 2012 , our total third party debt was $76.2 million consisting primarily of $46.3 million of short-term debt borrowed under our $400 million five-year revolving credit facility. During 2012, we repaid approximately $11.6 million of debt outstanding at December 31, 2011 on our revolving credit facility. Also, subsidiaries in other countries had borrowings from banks totaling $29.5 million classified as short-term debt. The increase in net borrowings of short-term debt from the prior year of $3.6 million is driven by a $27.7 million loan under a short-term borrowing with Société Générale Bank Nederland N.V. related to the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program.
We received $28.6 million of stock option proceeds during 2012 compared with $36.6 million in 2011. The number of stock options exercised in 2012 and 2011 were 1,312,288 and 1,630,838 , respectively.
During 2012, we repurchased shares in the amount of $ 198.9 million of which $2.5 million was not settled until after December 31, 2012 . As of December 31, 2012 , we had the authority to make an additional $420.6 million of share repurchases. Between January 1, 2013 and February 13, 2013, we have repurchased an additional 88,700 shares for a total of $ 5.8 million .
    
Cash Flows for 2011 Compared with 2010
Net cash provided by operating activities was $332.0 million for 2011 compared with net cash used by operating activities of $190.0 million for 2010.
We recorded net income including noncontrolling interests of $368.2 million for 2011 compared with net loss including noncontrolling interests of $214.2 million for 2010. The EC Fine indemnification incurred in 2010 in the amount of $400.4 million was the largest driver for this net loss. Net income for 2011 included noncash elements such as depreciation and

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amortization of $78.2 million, as well as an indemnification liability reversal of $23.1 million. Our working capital increased as a result of an increase in business activity. The increase was primarily driven by increased levels of accounts receivable mostly in the first half of the year and which could not be offset by the decrease at the end of the year. Inventory also increased however to a lower extent due to continuous efforts to bring the levels down. In addition to these, there was a decrease in accounts payable due to timing of payments at year end.
The change in other accrued liabilities and taxes was a decrease of $4.4 million for 2011 compared to an increase of $51.0 million for 2010. The major drivers of this change were net tax related items (value added tax, tax on income, tax indemnities), payment of bonuses under our annual incentive plan partially offset by an increase in local bonuses and freight accruals. The change in other current and long-term assets for 2011 was an increase of $34.8 million compared to an increase of $101.7 million for 2010. The main drivers of this change were an increase in notes receivables from our Chinese operation and net tax related items (value added tax, tax receivable on income), partially offset by a decrease of restricted cash related to the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program. The change in other long-term liabilities for 2011 was an increase of $8.6 million compared to a decrease of $40.1 million for 2010. The main drivers were an increase in tax contingencies partially offset by reclassification of a portion of streamlining costs to current liabilities.
The net cash used in investing activities amounted to $105.2 million in 2011 compared to net cash used in investing activities of $70.7 million in 2010. The net cash usage for 2011 includes capital expenditures of $40.1 million of investments in tooling, $58.2 million on plant and equipment and $6.9 million in computer software, which supported our market growth and new programs in 2011. This compared with $29.2 million of investments in tooling, $36.5 million on plant and equipment and $8.0 million in computer software partially offset by $3.0 million of cash proceeds relating to the sale of a facility during 2010.
The net cash used by financing activities during 2011 amounted to $183.5 million compared to net cash used by financing activities of $15.4 million during 2010.
As of December 31, 2011, our total third party debt was $78.2 million consisting primarily of $52.0 million of long-term debt borrowed under our $400 million five-year revolving credit facility. During 2011, we repaid approximately $46.6 million of debt outstanding at December 31, 2010 on our revolving credit facility. Also, subsidiaries in other countries had borrowings from banks totaling $26.2 million classified as short term debt. The increase in net borrowings of short-term debt from the prior year of $10.4 million is driven by a $24.4 million loan under a short term borrowing with Société Générale Bank Nederland N.V. related to the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program.
We received $36.6 million of stock option proceeds during 2011 compared with $41.8 million in 2010. The number of stock options exercised in 2011 and 2010 were 1,630,838 and 2,231,178, respectively.
During 2011, we repurchased $180.5 million of shares of which $1.7 million was not settled until after December 31, 2011.
Credit Facility

On July 8, 2011 , we entered into a $400 million multi-currency five -year senior unsecured revolving credit facility with the lenders and agent banks party thereto, including Banc of America Securities Limited as agent, issuing bank and swingline lender, and Banc of America Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Fortis Bank S.A./N.V., ING Belgium SA/NV, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland NV, (Belgium) Branch, as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners and Credit Lyonnais and Unicredit Bank AG as lead arrangers.

As of December 31, 2012 , this is our principal bank credit facility, and it expires on September 1, 2016 . It replaced our prior $800 million multi-currency five -year senior unsecured revolving credit facility.

Under the revolving credit facility, we may borrow, on a revolving basis, loans in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not in excess of $400 million . Up to $50 million under this facility may be used for issuing letters of credit, of which $ 48.7 million was unused as of December 31, 2012 , and up to $50 million is available in the form of swingline loans, all $ 50.0 million of which was available for use as of December 31, 2012 . At December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the carrying amount of this facility approximated fair value based on level 2 inputs. The balance outstanding on this facility as of December 31, 2012 , was $ 46.3 million in addition to $ 1.3 million of letters of credit, compared to respectively $52 million and $1.3 million at December 2011. The aggregate interest rate applicable on loan drawings at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was respectively 0.931% and 1.0963%.
 

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The proceeds of the borrowings under the revolving credit facility may be used to repurchase WABCO shares, finance acquisitions, refinance existing indebtedness and meet general financing requirements.

Interest on loans under the revolving credit facility is calculated at a rate per annum equal to an applicable margin which can vary from 0.80% to 1.55% based on the Company's leverage ratio plus LIBOR for loans denominated in U.S. Dollars, EURIBOR for loans denominated in Euros, HIBOR for loans denominated in Hong Kong Dollars and SIBOR for loans denominated in Singapore Dollars, plus mandatory costs, if any.

The applicable margins used to determine the LIBOR loan rate are determined based upon the Company's leverage ratio, which represents the ratio of our consolidated net indebtedness on the last day of any fiscal quarter to consolidated adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization adjusted for certain items) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on such day. The revolving credit facility also provides for certain of the borrowers to pay various fees including a participation fee on the amount of the lenders' commitments thereunder.

The revolving credit facility contains terms and provisions (including representations, covenants and conditions) customary for credit agreements of this type. Our primary financial covenant is a leverage test which requires net indebtedness not to exceed three times adjusted four quarter trailing EBITDA. Additional financial covenants include an interest coverage test and a maximum subsidiary indebtedness test. The interest coverage test requires three times interest expense not to exceed adjusted four quarter trailing EBITDA. The maximum subsidiary indebtedness test limits the total aggregate amount of indebtedness of WABCO's subsidiaries, excluding indebtedness under the revolving credit facility, to $400 million , of which not more than $150 million may be secured. Financial covenants are not subject to any future changes in U.S. GAAP accounting standards and all cash on the balance sheet can be deducted for net indebtedness purposes. In addition, expenses and payments related to any streamlining of WABCO’s operations are excluded when calculating the four quarter trailing adjusted EBITDA. Other covenants include delivery of financial reports and other information, compliance with laws including environmental laws and permits, ERISA and U.S. regulations, limitations on liens, mergers and sales of assets and change of business. At December 31, 2012 we had the ability to borrow an incremental $ 352.4 million under our revolving credit facility and we were in compliance with all the covenants.
As of December 31, 2012 , the Company's various subsidiaries had borrowings from banks totaling $ 29.5 million , of which $ 27.7 million relates to our Accounts Receivable Securitization Program, compared to respectively $26.2 million and $24.4 million at December 31, 2011. The remaining $ 1.8 million supports local working capital requirements.
Accounts Receivable Securitization Program & Financing Receivables
As discussed above, we have the ability to use our Accounts Receivable Securitization Program as one of several means to manage our liquidity.  Under the terms of the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program that we entered into with Société Générale Bank Nederland N.V. ("Société Générale") on September 23, 2009, we have the ability to sell our accounts receivable directly to Société Générale. The maximum funding from receivables that may be sold into the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program is €80 million, following the voluntary reduction in January 2013 of the program from €100 million to €80million; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will generate sufficient eligible receivables to access the maximum availability. The original term of the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program was for one year, with the possibility of four additional annual extensions, assuming the Company and the participating sellers are in compliance with the applicable covenants. The Company extended the Accounts Receivables Securitization Program in September 2012 for one additional year.
During the year ended December 31, 2012 , the Company sold all of its eligible receivables into the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program. The receivables were removed from the balance sheet in accordance with the guidance under ASC topic 860, Transfers and Servicing . The total amount of receivables sold under the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program during the year ended December 31, 2012 was € 731.7 million ($ 941.1 million at weighted average December 31, 2012 year-to-date exchange rates), compared to €816.8 million ($1,136.8 million at weighted average December 31, 2011exchange rates) during the year ended December 31, 2011. The amount of eligible receivables sold and outstanding at December 31, 2012 amounted to € 67.4 million ($ 89.1 million at December 31, 2012 exchange rates), compared to €76.6 million ($99.3 million at December 31, 2011 exchange rates).
As a result of the sale, accounts receivable decreased by $ 89.1 million and cash and cash equivalents increased by $ 51.7 million , compared to respectively $99.3 million and $52.5 million in 2011. The remaining amount of proceeds of $ 37.4 million is a subordinated deposit, before cash collections with Société Générale at December 31, 2012 , compared to $46.8 million at December 31, 2011.
As a result of the Company's access to the cash collections of the sold receivables, the company collected $ 39.1 million of additional cash as of December 31, 2012 . Of these cash receipts, $ 27.7 million is classified on the consolidated

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balance sheet as loans payable to bank and $ 11.4 million reduced the subordinated deposit to $ 26.0 million which is classified as restricted cash on the consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2012 .
Also, the Company has pledged unsold receivables under the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program of € 9.8 million ($ 12.9 million at December 31, 2012 exchange rates), compared to €1.8 million ($2.3 million at December 31, 2011 exchange rates) in 2011.
The fair value of the receivables sold equaled the carrying cost at time of sale, and no gain or loss was recorded as a result of the sale. The Company estimated the fair value of sold receivables using Level 3 inputs and based the estimate on historical and anticipated performance of similar receivables, including historical and anticipated credit losses (if any). As part of the Accounts Receivable Securitization Program, the Company continues to service the receivables. The Company sells the receivables at face value, but receives actual funding net of the subordinated deposit account until collections are received from customers for the receivables sold. The Company is exposed to the credit losses of sold receivables up to the amount of its subordinated deposit account at each settlement date. Credit losses for receivables sold and past due amounts outstanding at December 31, 2012 were both immaterial. Servicing fees paid for the program were $ 0.8 million , $1.4 million and $1.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 , 2011 and 2010 respectively
Other financing receivables include sales to reputable State Owned and Public Enterprises in China that are settled through notes receivable which are registered and endorsed to the Company. These notes receivable are fully secured and generally have contractual maturities of six months or less. These guaranteed notes are available to be discounted with banking institutions in China or transferred to suppliers to settle liabilities. The total amount of notes receivable discounted or transferred for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 were $ 33.3 million and $ 62.8 million , respectively, resulting in expenses of $ 0.1 million and $ 0.6 million for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, which are included in “Other non-operating expense, net.” The carrying amounts of these guaranteed notes receivable are $ 41.2 million and $ 40.0 million as of December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, and are included in “other current assets” on the consolidated balance sheets. The Company monitors the credit quality of these notes through historical losses and current economic conditions with Chinese banks. As these receivables are guaranteed by banks and the Company has not experienced any historical losses nor is the Company expecting future credit losses, we have not established a loss provision against these receivables as of December 31, 2012 or December 31, 2011.

Factoring Program
On April 15, 2009, we entered into a €35 million factoring program, which has a term of five years, in respect to accounts receivable from one of our customers. To date, we have not utilized this program.

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
We recognize all derivative financial instruments in the consolidated balance sheet at fair value using Level 2 inputs and these are classified as “other current assets,” “other assets,” “other accrued liabilities” or “other liabilities” on the consolidated balance sheet. Level 2 inputs used by the Company in valuing its derivative instruments include model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market. The earnings impact resulting from changes in the fair value of derivative instruments is recorded in the same line item in the consolidated statement of operations as the underlying exposure being hedged or in accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI") for derivatives that qualify and have been designated as cash flow hedges or hedges of a net investment in a foreign operation. Any ineffective portion of a financial instrument's change in fair value is recognized in earnings together with changes in the fair value of any derivatives not designated as relationship hedges.
 
Foreign exchange contracts are used by us to offset the earnings impact relating to the variability in exchange rates on certain monetary assets and liabilities denominated in non-functional currencies and have not been designated as relationship hedges. As of December 31, 2012 , forward contracts for an aggregate notional amount of € 43.4 million ($ 57.4 million at December 31, 2012 exchange rates) were outstanding with an average duration of one month. These foreign exchange contracts have offset the revaluation of assets and liabilities. The combined net non-operating loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 was $ 0.4 million . The majority of these exchange contracts were entered into on December 28, 2012 . The fair value of the derivatives was immaterial.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
    Please see the disclosure above in “Accounts Receivable Securitization Program.”

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Contractual Obligations
Following is a summary of contractual obligations as of December 31, 2012 .
Aggregate Contractual Obligations
As of December 31, 2012
(in millions)
 
Payments due by period(1)  
Contractual Obligation  
 
Total  
 
2013
 
2014 and 2015
 
2016 and 2017
 
Beyond 2017
Debt obligations (principal plus interest)(2)
 
$
76.2

 
$
76.2

 
$

 
$

 
$

Operating lease obligations(3)
 
68.4

 
18.8

 
22.3

 
15.0

 
12.3

Tax indemnifications(4)
 
18.8

 

 

 

 

Purchase obligations(5)
 
174.0

 
174.0

 

 

 

Unfunded pension and post-retirement benefits(6)
 
301.9

 
29.6

 
59.9

 
60.5

 
151.9

Tax liabilities(7)
 
47.7

 

 

 

 

Total
 
$
687.0

 
$
298.6

 
$
82.2

 
$
75.5

 
$
164.2



(1)
The amounts and timing of such obligations, as shown in the table may vary substantially from amounts that will actually be paid in future years. For example, the actual amount to be paid under debt obligations under our revolving credit facility will depend on the amount of debt outstanding under the agreement in each year.
(2)
Amounts shown for debt obligations include the associated interest amounting to $0.1 million, calculated at the December 31, 2012 rates applicable to each type of debt.
(3)
Amounts include future rental commitments under all non-cancelable operating leases in effect at December 31, 2012.
(4)
Amounts are probable and estimable costs that the Company is responsible for under a Tax Sharing Agreement between Trane and WABCO. The entire $18.8 million is classified as long term and the Company is currently unable to estimate the timing of the potential amounts to be paid.
(5)
In the normal course of business we expect to purchase approximately $ 1.5 billion in 2013 of materials and services, and estimate that on average no more than approximately $174.0 million is outstanding at any one time in the form of legally binding commitments. We spent approximately $1.5 billion, $1.7 billion and $1.3 billion on materials and services in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.
(6)
Amounts represent undiscounted projected benefit payments to WABCO's unfunded plans over the next ten years, as well as expected contributions to funded pension plans for 2013. The expected benefit payments are estimated based on the same assumptions used to measure our accumulated benefit obligation at the end of 2012 and include benefits attributable to estimated future employee service of current employees.
(7)
Amounts represent the Company's unrecognized tax benefits (including interest of $5.7 million ) potentially owed to tax authorities as described in Note 15 - Income Taxes. The remaining $42.0 million liability is classified as long term and the Company is currently unable to estimate the timing of potential amounts to be paid.

Capital Expenditures
We believe our capital spending in recent years has been sufficient to maintain efficient production capacity, to implement important product and process redesigns and to expand capacity to meet increased demand. Productivity projects have freed up capacity in our manufacturing facilities and are expected to continue to do so. We expect to continue investing to expand and modernize our existing facilities and invest in our facilities to create capacity for new product development.
Pending Adoptions of Recently Issued Accounting Standards
We do not expect the pending adoption of recently issued accounting standards to have an impact on the consolidated financial statements.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with those accounting principles requires us to make judgments and

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estimates that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Those judgments and estimates have a significant effect on the consolidated financial statements because they result primarily from the need to make estimates about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. Actual results could differ from those estimates. We frequently re-evaluate our judgments and estimates that are based upon historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.
We believe that of our significant accounting policies (see Note 2 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements), the ones that may involve a higher degree of uncertainty, judgment and complexity are allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory reserves, property, plant and equipment, goodwill, stock-based compensation, post-retirement benefits, warranties, income taxes, and contingencies.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts -The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers. In determining the allowance for doubtful accounts, on a monthly basis, WABCO analyzes the aging of accounts receivable, historical bad debts, customer creditworthiness, availability of credit insurance and current economic trends. Though management considers the valuation of the allowances proper and adequate, changes in the economy and/or deterioration of the financial condition of the Company's customers could affect the reserve balances required. Historically, this valuation has proved to be a reasonable estimate of the Company's experience with doubtful debts.
    
Inventory Reserves - On a quarterly basis, the Company tests its inventory for slow moving and obsolete stock by considering both the historical and expected sales and the Company will record a provision, if needed. Historically, this policy has given a close approximation of the Company's experience with slow moving and obsolete inventory. From time to time unusual buying patterns or shifts in demand may cause large movements in the reserve.
Property, Plant & Equipment -Property, plant and equipment balances are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. WABCO capitalizes costs, including interest during construction of fixed asset additions, improvements, and betterments that add to productive capacity or extend the asset life. WABCO assesses facilities for impairment when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of these assets may not be recoverable. Maintenance and repair expenditures are expensed as incurred.
Goodwill -The Company has a significant amount of goodwill on its balance sheet that is not amortized, but subject to impairment tests each fiscal year on October 1 st or more often when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of goodwill may not be recoverable. The Company's impairment tests utilize the two-step approach. The first step of the goodwill impairment test compares fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount, including goodwill. If the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, goodwill of the reporting unit is not considered impaired and thus the second step of the impairment test is unnecessary. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, the second step of the goodwill impairment test shall be performed to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any. The second step of the goodwill impairment test compares the implied fair value of reporting unit goodwill with the carrying amount of that goodwill. If the carrying amount of reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss shall be recognized in an amount equal to that excess.
The recoverability of goodwill is measured based on one reporting unit for the total Company. WABCO's plants, engineering, technical support, distribution centers and other support functions are shared among various product families and serve all distribution channels with many customers. Based on the organizational structure, as well as the nature of financial information available and reviewed by the Company's chief operating decision maker to assess performance and make decisions about resource allocations, the Company has concluded that its total WABCO operations represent one reportable unit and that WABCO's performance and future net cash flow perspectives are best understood and assessed as such. In order to approximate the fair value of the reporting unit for purposes of testing recoverability, we use the total market capitalization of the Company, a market approach, which is then compared to the total book value of the Company. In the event the Company's fair value has fallen below book value, the Company will compare the estimated fair value of goodwill to its book value. If the book value of goodwill exceeds the estimated fair value of goodwill, the Company will recognize the difference as an impairment loss in operating income. There has been no impairment of goodwill during 2012, and the Company's goodwill was not at risk for failing the first step of its impairment test.
Stock-Based Compensation -The Company measures and recognizes in its combined statement of income the expense associated with all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors including stock options, restricted stock units and restricted stock grants based on estimated fair values. The Company utilizes the Black-Scholes option valuation model to measure the amount of compensation expense to be recognized for each option award. There are several assumptions that must be made when using the Black-Scholes model such as the expected term of each option, the expected volatility of the stock price during the expected term of the option, the expected dividends to be paid and the risk free interest rate expected during the option term. The risk free interest rate is based on the yield of U.S. Treasury securities that

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correspond to the expected holding period of the options. WABCO reviewed the historic volatility of its common stock over a four year period, the common stock of its peer group over a five year period, and the implied volatility for at the money options to purchase shares of its common stock. The five year historical volatility period was selected since that period corresponds with the expected holding period. Based on this data, the Company chose to use a weighted average of the implied volatility of WABCO, the most recent four year historical volatility of WABCO and the median most recent one year historical volatility of WABCO's peer group prior to the spin-off date. The expected holding period was calculated by reviewing the historical exercise pattern of all holders that were granted options and the exercise behavior of officers versus non-officers. The results of the analysis support one expected holding period for all groups of employees. The expected forfeiture rate was determined based on the historical stock option forfeiture data of the Company. The dividend yield was based on an expected future dividend rate for the period at the time of grant. Of these assumptions, the expected term of the option and expected volatility of WABCO's common stock are the most difficult to estimate since they are based on the exercise behavior of employees and expected performance of WABCO's stock. An increase in the volatility of WABCO's stock will increase the amount of compensation expense on new awards. An increase in the holding period of options will also cause an increase in compensation expense. Dividend yields and risk-free interest rates are less difficult to estimate. An increase in the dividend yield will cause a decrease in expense and an increase in the risk-free interest rate will increase compensation expense. Commencing in 2013, the Company will replace stock options with performance share units (PSUs), the vesting of which would occur, if at all, and at levels depending upon, the achievement of three-year cumulative performance earnings per share goals approved by the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.
Post-Retirement Benefits - The Company has significant pension and post-retirement benefit costs and liabilities that are developed from actuarial valuations. Inherent in these valuations are key assumptions including discount rates, expected return on plan assets, mortality rates, merit and promotion increases and the health care cost trend rate. The Company is required to consider current market conditions, including changes in interest rates and health care costs, in making its assumptions. Changes in the related pension and post-retirement benefit costs or liabilities may occur in the future due to changes in the assumptions. The assumptions as to the expected long-term rates of return on plan assets are based upon the composition of plan assets, historical long-term rates of return on similar assets and current and expected market conditions. The discount rate used for U.S. plans reflects the market rate for high-quality fixed-income investments on the Company's annual measurement date (December 31) and is subject to change each year. The discount rate was determined by matching, on an approximate basis, the coupons and maturities for a portfolio of corporate bonds (rated Aa or better by Moody's Investor Services) to the expected plan benefit payments defined by the projected benefit obligation. The discount rates used for plans outside the U.S. are based on a combination of relevant indices regarding corporate and government securities, the duration of the liability and appropriate judgment. A decrease of one percentage point in the assumed rate of return on plan assets and a decrease of one percentage point in the discount rate applied to projected benefit obligations would increase annual pension expense by approximately $ 6.9 million . An increase of one percentage point in the assumed health care cost trend rate in each future year would not materially increase annual health insurance costs. The impact of Health Care Reform legislation in the U.S. is immaterial to WABCO. See the disclosures about pension and post-retirement obligations, the composition of plan assets, assumptions and other matters in Note 12 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Warranties - Products sold by WABCO are covered by a basic limited warranty with terms and conditions that vary depending upon the product and country in which it was sold. The limited warranty covers the equipment, parts and labor (in certain cases) necessary to satisfy the warranty obligation generally for a period of two years. Estimated product warranty expenses are accrued in cost of goods sold at the time the related sale is recognized. Estimates of warranty expenses are based primarily on warranty claims experience and specific customer contracts. Warranty expenses include accruals for basic warranties for product sold, as well as accruals for product recalls, service campaigns and other related events when they are known and estimable.
To the extent we experience changes in warranty claim activity or costs associated with servicing those claims, our warranty accrual is adjusted accordingly. Warranty accrual estimates are updated based upon the most current warranty claims information available. The Company's warranty costs as a percentage of net sales totaled 1.1% in 2012, 1.5% in 2011 and 1.5% in 2010. We do not expect this percentage to change in the near future. See Note 14 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a three-year summary of warranty costs.
Income taxes -We record a valuation allowance to reduce our deferred tax assets to the amount that we believe is more likely than not to be realized. While we have considered future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing the need for the valuation allowance, in the event we were to determine that we would not be able to realize all or part of our net deferred tax assets in the future, an adjustment to decrease the net deferred tax assets would be charged to income in the period such determination was made. Likewise, should we determine that we would be able to realize our deferred tax assets in the future in excess of our net recorded amount, an adjustment to increase the net deferred tax assets would increase income in the period such determination was made. Deferred tax assets have been reduced by a

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valuation allowance of $240.2 million at December 31, 2012 foreign exchange rates related to foreign net operating losses. We calculated this valuation allowance in accordance with the provisions of ASC 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an assessment of both positive and negative evidence regarding the realizability of these deferred tax assets, when measuring the need for a valuation allowance. We record a valuation allowance to reduce our deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In determining net deferred tax assets and valuation allowances, management is required to make judgments and estimates related to projections of profitability, the timing and extent of the utilization of net operating loss carry-forwards, applicable tax rates and tax planning strategies. We review the valuation allowance quarterly and maintain it until sufficient positive evidence exists to support a reversal.
Because evidence such as our historical operating results during the most recent years is afforded more weight than forecasted results for future periods, our cumulative loss during the three-year period ended December 31, 2012 represents sufficient negative evidence regarding the need for a full valuation allowance under ASC 740. We will release this valuation allowance when management determines that it is more likely than not that our deferred tax assets will be realized. We may be required to release all or a portion of this valuation allowance in the next 12 months, although the exact timing and the portion of the valuation allowance released are subject to the level of profitability that we are able to actually achieve for the year and our visibility into future period results.
We expect that the release of the valuation allowance will be recorded as an income tax benefit at the time of release, significantly increasing our reported net income, thus, significantly reducing our effective tax rate and likely resulting in a negative effective tax rate. However, we expect our effective tax rate to increase in subsequent periods following any significant release of the valuation allowance. Our net income and effective tax rate will be negatively affected in periods following the release. However, any valuation allowance release will not affect the amount of cash paid for income taxes.
We also estimate our effective income tax rate quarterly, considering all known factors and the estimated effects of future events or tax planning strategies that can cause that rate to vary from the statutory rate. Estimating the outcome of future events is inherently uncertain and final resolution of those events can cause the effective rate to vary significantly. In addition, changes in U.S. or foreign tax laws or rulings may have a significant impact on our effective tax rate.
A tax position is a position in a previously filed tax return or a position expected to be taken in a future tax filing that is reflected in measuring current or deferred income tax assets and liabilities. Tax positions shall be recognized only when it is more likely than not (likelihood of greater than 50%), based on technical merits, that the position will be sustained. Tax positions that meet the more likely than not threshold should be measured using a probability weighted approach as the largest amount of tax benefit that is greater than 50% likely of being realized upon settlement. Whether the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold is met for a tax position, is a matter of judgment based on the individual facts and circumstances of that position evaluated in light of all available evidence. Tax positions are not permitted to be recognized, derecognized, or remeasured due to changes subsequent to the balance sheet date, but prior to the issuance of the financial statements. Rather, these changes are recorded in the period the change occurs with appropriate disclosure of such subsequent events, if significant. The Company accrues interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense.

In situations where the Company has tax deductions that would otherwise increase a deferred tax asset related to net operating losses, a tax deduction which is treated as an uncertain tax position is recorded as a reduction of the deferred tax asset on the balance sheet. In this regard, although the uncertain tax position was not reflected as an unrecognized tax benefit in the balance sheet as a recorded liability, it is disclosed in the tabular rollforward for unrecognized tax benefits in the notes to the financial statements.

Contingencies -We are subject to proceedings, lawsuits and other claims related to products and other matters. We are required to assess the likelihood of any adverse judgments or outcomes to these matters as well as potential ranges of probable and reasonably possible losses. A determination of the amount of liability to be recorded, if any, for these contingencies is made after careful analysis of each individual issue. It is reasonably possible that the Company could incur losses in excess of the amounts accrued. Although this amount cannot be estimated, we believe that any additional losses would not have a material adverse impact on the consolidated financial statements.

In conjunction with the Tax Sharing Agreement, as further discussed in Note 16 - Tax and Indemnification Liabilities Transferred from Trane to WABCO, in Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, WABCO is responsible for certain tax and indemnification liabilities. These liabilities include indemnification liabilities to Trane of $ 18.8 million .

Cyclical and Seasonal Nature of Business

The industry in which we operate is cyclical. Approximately 71% of our sales are for newly manufactured trucks, buses and trailers, the production of which follows long investment cycles and are impacted by macro economic factors and

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legislation. Global commercial vehicle production was consistently growing since 2001. In the fourth quarter of 2008, however, the global commercial vehicle markets started to experience a significant decline that was unprecedented in its breadth, depth and speed which continued through 2009. All markets experienced favorable growth in 2010 while our most developed markets again experienced favorable growth in 2011. 2012 saw most markets decline with only our markets in North America and Japan experiencing growth. Our markets are difficult to predict; however, in 2013 we are anticipating mixed markets with a few estimated to grow and others anticipated to be flat to down versus 2012. The continued adoption of new technologies by truck and bus manufacturers helps our business outperform the rate of truck and bus production over the longer term. The commercial vehicle industry is not subject to material seasonal impacts.

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ITEM 7A.      QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
We are exposed to financial risk resulting from volatility in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices. All of those risks are closely monitored.
Foreign Currency Exchange Rates
We conduct operations through controlled subsidiaries in most of the major countries of Western Europe, Brazil, Poland, China, South Korea, India and Japan as well as the US. In addition, we conduct business in many countries through cross border sales and purchases, affiliated companies and partnerships in which we own 50% or less of the stock or partnership interest. As our financial statements are presented in U.S. Dollars, fluctuations in currency exchange rates can have a significant impact on the reported results of our operations, especially for the countries and currencies referred to above. Applying a Value-At-Risk (“VAR”) methodology to our foreign currency exchange rate exposure, across the translational, cash flow and balance sheet exposures for the year 2012, the potential maximum loss in earnings is estimated to be $12 million which is based on a 1- year horizon and a 95 % confidence level. The VAR model is a risk analysis tool and does not purport to represent actual losses in fair value that could be incurred by us, nor does it consider the potential effect of favorable changes in market factors or our ability to pass on foreign exchange effects to commercial counterparties.
Interest Rate Sensitivity
All of the Company's financial debt and investments are based on floating rates. Even material moves of the interest rates, based on the weighted average of net outstanding interest bearing debt in 2012, would have an immaterial effect on our 2012 earnings.
Commodity Exposures
We are also exposed to fluctuations in commodity prices through the purchase of base metals and steel, mainly through contractual agreements with component suppliers.
Applying a VAR methodology to this exposure, the potential maximum loss in earnings is estimated to be $25 million which is based on a 1-year horizon and a 95 % confidence level. The VAR model is a risk analysis tool and does not purport to represent actual losses in fair value that could be incurred by us, nor does it consider the potential effect of favorable changes in market factors or our ability to pass on effects to commercial counterparties.

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Item 8.
Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of WABCO Holdings Inc. and Subsidiaries
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of WABCO Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders' equity and comprehensive income / (loss), and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012.  Our audit also included the financial statement schedule listed in the Index at Item 15(a). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company's management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of WABCO Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries at December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for each the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), WABCO Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries' internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on criteria established in the Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated February 15, 2013 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.
 
Ernst & Young Bedrijfsrevisoren BCVBA/Reviseurs d'Entreprises SCCRL

 
Represented by:
/s/ Harry Everaerts, Partner
Brussels, Belgium
February 15, 2013

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WABCO HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
Year Ended December 31,
(Amounts in millions, except share and per share data)
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Sales
$
2,477.4

 
$
2,794.1

 
$
2,175.7

Cost of sales
1,737.2

 
1,986.1

 
1,560.6

Gross Profit
740.2

 
808.0

 
615.1

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
Selling and administrative expenses
308.2

 
327.2

 
306.6

Product engineering expenses
104.3

 
105.1

 
85.9

Other operating expense, net
3.2

 
5.8

 
5.0

Operating income
324.5

 
369.9

 
217.6

European Commission fine indemnification

 

 
(400.4
)
Equity income of unconsolidated joint ventures, net
18.1

 
16.5

 
9.9

Other non-operating expense, net
(5.0
)
 
(2.9
)
 
(2.2
)
Indemnification settlements, net

 
23.1

 

Interest expense, net
(1.5
)
 
(1.7
)
 
(2.2
)
Income / (loss) before income taxes
336.1

 
404.9

 
(177.3
)
Income tax expense
23.6

 
36.7

 
36.9

Net income / (loss) including noncontrolling interests
312.5

 
368.2

 
(214.2
)
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
10.5

 
11.2

 
11.9

Net income / (loss) attributable to Company
$
302.0

 
$
357.0

 
$
(226.1
)
Net income / (loss) attributable to Company per common share
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
4.73

 
$
5.35

 
$
(3.50
)
Diluted
$
4.62

 
$
5.19

 
$
(3.50
)
Cash dividends per share of common stock
$

 
$

 
$

Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
63,906,992

 
66,693,064

 
64,562,222

Diluted
65,323,389

 
68,829,440

 
64,562,222

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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WABCO HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 (Amounts in millions)
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Net income/(loss) including noncontrolling interests
$
312.5

 
$
368.2

 
$
(214.2
)
Foreign currency translation effects
(0.8
)
 
(54.4
)
 
(52.1
)
Unrealized (losses)/gains on benefit plans, net of tax
(56.6
)
 
0.1

 
(3.0
)
Prior service cost arising during period (net of taxes of $0.1 in 2012)
0.1

 

 

Net actuarial loss arising during the period (net of taxes of $25.3 in 2012, $1.1 in 2011 and $1.5 in 2010)
(58.1
)
 
(1.7
)
 
(5.1
)
Recognized net actuarial gain (net of taxes of $0.6 in 2012, $0.7 in 2011 and $0.8 in 2010)
1.5

 
1.7

 
2.0

Less: amortization of prior service cost (net of taxes $0.1 in each year)
(0.1
)
 
0.1

 
0.1

Comprehensive income/(loss) including noncontrolling interests
$
255.1

 
$
313.9

 
$
(269.3
)
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
9.1

 
5.6

 
13.4

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Company
$
246.0

 
$
308.3

 
$
(282.7
)

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WABCO HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
December 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
(Amounts in millions, except share data)
 
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
175.0

 
$
102.4

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $3.6 in 2012 and $3.4 in 2011
301.5

 
296.3

Inventories
191.8

 
198.0

Taxes receivable on income

 
18.5

Future income tax benefits
13.8

 
8.7

Restricted cash
26.0

 
34.4

Guaranteed notes receivable
41.2

 
40.0

Other current assets
43.3

 
52.4

Total current assets
792.6

 
750.7

Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation
389.0

 
357.4

Goodwill
371.7

 
363.9

Long-term future income tax benefits
91.5

 
58.8

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures
20.5

 
16.5

Intangible assets, net
39.4

 
35.6

Other assets
42.3

 
40.3

TOTAL ASSETS
$
1,747.0

 
$
1,623.2

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Loans payable to banks
$
76.2

 
$
26.2

Accounts payable
115.4

 
137.8

Accrued payroll
94.2

 
108.1

Current portion of warranties
33.8

 
42.3

Taxes payable
5.7

 

Indemnification liabilities

 
11.2

Income tax liabilities

 
4.9

Other accrued liabilities
120.4

 
121.1

Total current liabilities
445.7

 
451.6

Long-term debt

 
52.0

Post-retirement benefits
430.6

 
348.6

Deferred tax liabilities
29.9

 
25.8

Long-term income tax liabilities
47.7

 
67.0

Other liabilities
64.4

 
42.4

Total liabilities
1,018.3

 
987.4

Commitments and contingencies

 

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, 4,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued: 75,755,306 in 2012; 74,242,930 in 2011; and shares outstanding: 62,747,151 in 2012; 64,765,655 in 2011
0.7

 
0.7

Capital surplus
735.5

 
693.4

Treasury stock, at cost: 13,008,155 shares in 2012; 9,477,275 shares in 2011
(655.8
)
 
(456.8
)
Retained earnings
718.6

 
416.6

Accumulated other comprehensive income:
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(15.4
)
 
(16.1
)
Unrealized losses on benefit plans, net of tax
(107.2
)
 
(50.6
)
Total shareholders’ equity
676.4

 
587.2

Noncontrolling interests
52.3

 
48.6

Total equity
728.7

 
635.8

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
1,747.0

 
1,623.2


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WABCO HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
 
Year Ended December 31,
(Amounts in millions)
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Net income / (loss) including noncontrolling interests
$
312.5

 
$
368.2

 
$
(214.2
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income / (loss) to net cash provided / (used) by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation
65.6

 
66.4

 
66.3

Amortization of intangibles
11.3

 
11.8

 
17.0

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, net of dividends received
(3.0
)
 
(2.1
)
 
(1.5
)
Non-cash stock compensation
14.3

 
13.7

</