STE 06.30.2015 10-Q
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015
or
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _______ to _______            
Commission File Number 1-14643
____________________________________________________
 STERIS Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
____________________________________________________
Ohio
 
34-1482024
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
5960 Heisley Road,
Mentor, Ohio
 
44060-1834
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip code)
440-354-2600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
____________________________________________________
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer  x
  
Accelerated Filer  o
Non-Accelerated Filer  o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  
Smaller Reporting Company  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  o    No  x

The number of common shares outstanding as of July 31, 2015: 59,838,460

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STERIS Corporation and Subsidiaries
Form 10-Q
Index
 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 


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PART 1—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
 
 
June 30,
2015
 
March 31,
2015
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
196,193

 
$
167,689

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $9,941 and $9,415, respectively)
 
291,392

 
325,289

Inventories, net
 
183,753

 
160,818

Deferred income taxes, net
 
31,650

 
31,629

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
34,755

 
35,007

Total current assets
 
737,743

 
720,432

Property, plant, and equipment, net
 
503,085

 
493,053

Goodwill and intangibles, net
 
921,000

 
860,645

Other assets
 
19,606

 
23,161

Total assets
 
$
2,181,434

 
$
2,097,291

Liabilities and equity
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
96,754

 
$
99,340

Accrued income taxes
 
6,637

 
7,154

Accrued payroll and other related liabilities
 
55,575

 
74,805

Accrued expenses and other
 
105,497

 
102,032

Total current liabilities
 
264,463

 
283,331

Long-term indebtedness
 
686,166

 
621,075

Deferred income taxes, net
 
77,739

 
71,905

Other liabilities
 
53,465

 
47,334

Total liabilities
 
$
1,081,833

 
$
1,023,645

Commitments and contingencies (see note 9)
 

 

Serial preferred shares, without par value; 3,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding
 

 

Common shares, without par value; 300,000 shares authorized; 70,040 shares issued; 59,835 and 59,675 shares outstanding, respectively
 
267,913

 
264,853

Common shares held in treasury, 10,205 and 10,364 shares, respectively
 
(320,798
)
 
(320,343
)
Retained earnings
 
1,204,324

 
1,193,791

Accumulated other comprehensive income
 
(53,872
)
 
(66,669
)
Total shareholders’ equity
 
1,097,567

 
1,071,632

Noncontrolling interest
 
2,034

 
2,014

Total equity
 
1,099,601

 
1,073,646

Total liabilities and equity
 
$
2,181,434

 
$
2,097,291

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
Product
 
$
232,307

 
$
230,440

Service
 
207,595

 
182,203

Total revenues
 
439,902

 
412,643

Cost of revenues:
 
 
 
 
Product
 
129,856

 
129,975

Service
 
125,956

 
112,575

Total cost of revenues
 
255,812

 
242,550

Gross profit
 
184,090

 
170,093

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
Selling, general, and administrative
 
126,835

 
113,688

Research and development
 
13,765

 
12,409

Restructuring expenses
 
(726
)
 
(172
)
Total operating expenses
 
139,874

 
125,925

Income from operations
 
44,216

 
44,168

Non-operating expenses, net:
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
6,120

 
4,682

Interest income and miscellaneous expense
 
(462
)
 
(220
)
Total non-operating expenses, net
 
5,658

 
4,462

Income before income tax expense
 
38,558

 
39,706

Income tax expense
 
14,267

 
15,169

Net income
 
$
24,291

 
$
24,537

Net income per common share
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.41

 
$
0.41

Diluted
 
$
0.40

 
$
0.41

Cash dividends declared per common share outstanding
 
$
0.23

 
$
0.21


See notes to consolidated financial statements.


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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
2015
 
2014
Net income
$
24,291

 
$
24,537

Unrealized gain (loss) on available for sale securities, (net of taxes of ($226), and $0, respectively)
(848
)
 
103

Amortization of pension and postretirement benefit plans costs, (net of taxes of $95 and $137, respectively)
(153
)
 
(222
)
Change in cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment
13,798

 
4,671

Total other comprehensive loss
12,797

 
4,552

Comprehensive income
$
37,088

 
$
29,089


See notes to consolidated financial statements.




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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
24,291

 
$
24,537

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization
 
22,353

 
20,405

Deferred income taxes
 
5,629

 
(167
)
Share-based compensation expense
 
3,145

 
2,835

Loss on the disposal of property, plant, equipment, and intangibles, net
 
3

 
233

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation

 
(3,910
)
 
(3,835
)
Other items
 
(19,838
)
 
(1,366
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
 
38,869

 
46,681

Inventories, net
 
(18,174
)
 
(15,426
)
Other current assets
 
463

 
(1,139
)
Accounts payable
 
(5,696
)
 
(18,877
)
Accruals and other, net
 
(5,982
)
 
(7,528
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
41,153

 
46,353

Investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Purchases of property, plant, equipment, and intangibles, net
 
(23,518
)
 
(23,331
)
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant, equipment, and intangibles
 
28

 
71

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired
 
(44,310
)
 
(179,012
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(67,800
)
 
(202,272
)
Financing activities:
 
 
 
 
(Payments) proceeds under credit facilities, net
 
(283,250
)
 
165,260

Proceeds from issuance of long-term obligations
 
350,000

 

Deferred financing fees and debt issuance costs
 
(1,978
)
 

Repurchases of common shares
 
(9,573
)
 
(5,319
)
Cash dividends paid to common shareholders
 
(13,758
)
 
(12,459
)
Stock option and other equity transactions, net
 
4,881

 
7,150

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation
 
3,910

 
3,835

Net cash provided by financing activities
 
50,232

 
158,467

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
 
4,919

 
2,586

Increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
28,504

 
5,134

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
167,689

 
152,802

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
196,193

 
$
157,936


See notes to consolidated financial statements.


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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

1. Nature of Operations and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Nature of Operations

STERIS Corporation, an Ohio corporation, develops, manufactures and markets infection prevention, contamination control, microbial reduction, and surgical and critical care support products and services for healthcare, pharmaceutical, scientific, research, industrial, and governmental Customers throughout the world. As used in this Quarterly Report, STERIS Corporation and its subsidiaries together are called “STERIS,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” unless otherwise noted.

We operate in three reportable business segments: Healthcare, Life Sciences, and STERIS Isomedix Services (“Isomedix”). We describe our business segments in note 10 to our consolidated financial statements titled, “Business Segment Information.” Our fiscal year ends on March 31. References in this Quarterly Report to a particular “year” or “year-end” mean our fiscal year. The significant accounting policies applied in preparing the accompanying consolidated financial statements of the Company are summarized below:


Interim Financial Statements

We prepared the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company according to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. This means that they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. Our unaudited interim consolidated financial statements contain all material adjustments (including normal recurring accruals and adjustments) management believes are necessary to fairly state our financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows for the periods presented.

These interim consolidated financial statements should be read together with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015 dated May 27, 2015. The Consolidated Balance Sheet at March 31, 2015 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date, but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.


Principles of Consolidation

We use the consolidation method to report our investment in our subsidiaries. Therefore, the accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries. We eliminate inter-company accounts and transactions when we consolidate these accounts. Income attributable to non-controlling interests is reported in the "Interest income and miscellaneous expense" line of our Consolidated Statements of Income and is not material.

Use of Estimates

We make certain estimates and assumptions when preparing financial statements according to U.S. GAAP that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the financial statement dates and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the periods presented. These estimates and assumptions involve judgments with respect to many factors that are difficult to predict and are beyond our control. Actual results could be materially different from these estimates. We revise the estimates and assumptions as new information becomes available. This means that operating results for the three month period ended June 30, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for future quarters or for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.



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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)



Recently Issued Accounting Standards Impacting the Company

Recently issued accounting standards impacting the Company are presented in the following table:
Standard
 
Date of Issuance
 
Description
 
Date of Adoption
 
Effect on the financial statements or other significant matters
Standards that have recently been adopted
ASU 2015-03, "Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs"
 
April 2015
 
The update requires capitalized debt issuance costs to be presented as a reduction to the carrying value of debt instead of being classified as a deferred charge, as currently required. This update is effective for all annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and is required to be adopted retroactively for all periods presented, early adoption is permitted.
 
First Quarter Fiscal 2016
 
This update did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Standards that have not yet adopted
ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers"
 
May 2014
 
The standard will replace existing revenue recognition standards and significantly expand the disclosure requirements for revenue arrangements. It may be adopted either retrospectively or on a modified retrospective basis to new contracts and existing contracts with remaining performance obligations as of the effective date. The standard update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within that period, early adoption is not permitted before the original public entity effective date of December 15, 2016.
 
N/A
 
We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact that the standard will have on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

A detailed description of our significant and critical accounting policies, estimates, and assumptions is included in our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015 dated May 27, 2015. Our significant and critical accounting policies, estimates, and assumptions have not changed materially from March 31, 2015.

2. Restructuring

Fiscal 2014 Restructuring Plan. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, we adopted and announced a targeted restructuring plan primarily focused on the closure of our Hopkins manufacturing facility located in Mentor, Ohio (the “Fiscal 2014 Restructuring Plan”). As a result of this plan, we will transfer operations located at Hopkins to other North American locations. We believe that by closing the operations at Hopkins we will more effectively utilize our existing North American manufacturing network while reducing operating costs.
Since the inception of the Restructuring Plan we have incurred pre-tax expenses totaling $19,023 related to these actions, of which $10,970 was recorded as restructuring expenses and $8,053 was recorded in cost of revenues, with restructuring expenses of $16,927, $796, and $1,300 related to the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Isomedix segments, respectively.







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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)




The following table summarizes our total pre-tax restructuring expenses for the first quarters of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015:
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
Fiscal 2014
Restructuring
Plan (1)
Severance and other compensation related costs
$
(806
)
Lease termination obligation and other
80

Product rationalization
277

Total restructuring expenses
$
(449
)
(1) Includes $277 in expense recorded to cost of revenues on Consolidated Statements of Income.
Three Months Ended June 30, 2014
Fiscal 2014
Restructuring
Plan (2)
Severance and other compensation related costs
$
(196
)
Asset impairment and accelerated depreciation
(38
)
Lease termination obligation and other
62

Product rationalization
(114
)
Total restructuring expenses
$
(286
)
(2) Includes ($114) in expense recorded to cost of revenues on Consolidated Statements of Income.

Liabilities related to restructuring activities are recorded as current liabilities on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets within “Accrued payroll and other related liabilities” and “Accrued expenses and other.” The following table summarizes our restructuring liability balances and activity:
 
 
Fiscal 2014 Restructuring Plan
 
 
 
 
Fiscal 2016
 
 
 
 
March 31,
2015
 
Provision
 
Payments (1)
 
June 30,
2015
Severance and termination benefits
 
$
2,531

 
$
(636
)
 
$
(128
)
 
$
1,767

Lease termination obligations and other
 
356

 

 
(75
)
 
281

Total
 
$
2,887

 
$
(636
)
 
$
(203
)
 
$
2,048

(1) Certain amounts reported include the impact of foreign currency movements relative to the U.S. dollar.

 
3. Property, Plant and Equipment

Information related to the major categories of our depreciable assets is as follows:
 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)



 
 
June 30,
2015
 
March 31,
2015
Land and land improvements (1)
 
$
37,997

 
$
40,668

Buildings and leasehold improvements
 
270,038

 
263,007

Machinery and equipment
 
381,257

 
375,555

Information systems
 
105,502

 
104,049

Radioisotope
 
294,135

 
289,778

Construction in progress (1)
 
58,772

 
47,690

Total property, plant, and equipment
 
1,147,701

 
1,120,747

Less: accumulated depreciation and depletion
 
(644,616
)
 
(627,694
)
Property, plant, and equipment, net
 
$
503,085

 
$
493,053

(1)
Land is not depreciated. Construction in progress is not depreciated until placed in service.

4. Inventories, Net

Inventories, net are stated at the lower of cost or market. We use the last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) and first-in, first-out cost methods. An actual valuation of inventory under the LIFO method is made only at the end of the fiscal year based on the inventory levels and costs at that time. Accordingly, interim LIFO calculations are based on management’s estimates of expected year-end inventory levels and are subject to the final fiscal year-end LIFO inventory valuation. Inventory costs include material, labor, and overhead. Inventories, net consisted of the following:
 
 
 
June 30,
2015
 
March 31,
2015
Raw materials
 
$
74,284

 
$
67,095

Work in process
 
25,434

 
22,696

Finished goods
 
120,481

 
107,695

LIFO reserve
 
(17,972
)
 
(19,071
)
Reserve for excess and obsolete inventory
 
(18,474
)
 
(17,597
)
Inventories, net
 
$
183,753

 
$
160,818


5. Debt

Indebtedness was as follows:
 
 
 
June 30,
2015
 
March 31,
2015
Private Placement
 
$
686,166

 
$
337,825

Credit Agreement and Swing Line Facility
 

 
283,250

Total long term debt
 
$
686,166

 
$
621,075


On May 15, 2015, we issued $350,000 of senior notes, in a private placement to certain institutional investors in an offering that was exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. Of the $350,000 in senior notes, $125,000 have a maturity of 10 years from the issue date at an annual interest rate of 3.45%, $125,000 have a maturity of 12 years from the issue date at an annual interest rate of 3.55% and $100,000 have a maturity of 15 years from the issue date at an annual interest rate of 3.70%. These borrowings were used for repayment of credit facility debt and for other corporate purposes. The agreement governing these notes contains leverage and interest coverage covenants.
As a result of the issuance of the senior notes, under the terms of the Amended Bridge Credit Agreement, the commitments of the lenders under the Amended Bridge Credit Agreement were further reduced by $297,450, resulting in new Amended Bridge Credit Agreement commitments of $232,550 and £340,000. As a result of further amendments to the Company's Amended Bridge Credit Agreement, the U.S. dollar lending commitment was reduced to zero, with the British pounds sterling commitment limits remaining at £340,000.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)



Additional information regarding our indebtedness is included in the notes to our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015 dated May 27, 2015.

6. Additional Consolidated Balance Sheet Information

Additional information related to our Consolidated Balance Sheets is as follows:
 
 
 
June 30,
2015
 
March 31,
2015
Accrued payroll and other related liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Compensation and related items
 
$
22,787

 
$
16,680

Accrued vacation/paid time off
 
7,007

 
5,539

Accrued bonuses
 
6,764

 
30,159

Accrued employee commissions
 
9,016

 
12,842

Accrued pension
 
5,933

 
6,186

Other postretirement benefit obligations-current portion
 
2,789

 
2,789

Other employee benefit plans' obligations-current portion
 
1,279

 
610

Total accrued payroll and other related liabilities
 
$
55,575

 
$
74,805

Accrued expenses and other:
 
 
 
 
Deferred revenues
 
$
35,386

 
$
34,910

Self-insured risk reserves-current portion
 
7,301

 
6,897

Accrued dealer commissions
 
12,183

 
13,591

Accrued warranty
 
5,236

 
5,579

Asset retirement obligation-current portion
 

 
1,092

Other
 
45,391

 
39,963

Total accrued expenses and other
 
$
105,497

 
$
102,032

Other liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Self-insured risk reserves-long-term portion
 
$
12,052

 
$
12,052

Other postretirement benefit obligations-long-term portion
 
17,841

 
18,489

Other employee benefit plans obligations-long-term portion
 
5,750

 
6,634

Asset retirement obligation-long-term portion
 
8,346

 
6,991

Other
 
9,476

 
3,168

Total other liabilities
 
$
53,465

 
$
47,334


7. Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense includes United States federal, state and local, and foreign income taxes, and is based on reported pre-tax income. The effective income tax rates for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were 37.0% and 38.2%, respectively. The first quarter of fiscal 2015 was unfavorably impacted by higher pretax losses in jurisdictions for which no tax benefit is recognized.

Income tax expense is provided on an interim basis based upon our estimate of the annual effective income tax rate, adjusted each quarter for discrete items. In determining the estimated annual effective income tax rate, we analyze various factors, including projections of our annual earnings and taxing jurisdictions in which the earnings will be generated, the impact of state and local income taxes, our ability to use tax credits and net operating loss carry forwards, and available tax planning alternatives.

As of March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2015, we had no unrecognized tax benefits and have not recorded any liability for interest and penalties.

We operate in numerous taxing jurisdictions and are subject to regular examinations by various United States federal, state and local authorities, as well as foreign jurisdictions. We are no longer subject to United States federal examinations for years

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For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)



before fiscal 2015 and, with limited exceptions, we are no longer subject to United States state and local or non-United States income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before fiscal 2011. We remain subject to tax authority audits in various jurisdictions wherever we do business. We do not expect the results of these examinations to have a material adverse affect on our consolidated financial statements.
8. Benefit Plans

We provide pension benefits for certain former manufacturing and plant administrative personnel as determined by collective bargaining agreements or employee benefit standards set at the time of acquisition of certain businesses. In addition to providing pension benefits to certain employees, we sponsor an unfunded post-retirement welfare benefits plan for two groups of United States employees; including some of the same employees who receive pension benefits. Benefits under this plan include retiree life insurance and retiree medical coverage, including prescription drug coverage. Additional information regarding our defined benefit pension plans and other post-retirement benefits plan is included in our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015.
In July 2014, the Board of Directors of American Sterilizer Company (“AMSCO”) approved the termination of the American Sterilizer Company Retirement Income Plan (“Plan”) effective October 1, 2014.  An Application for Determination to Terminate the Plan was filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on August 22, 2014.  A Notice of Intent to Terminate was mailed to the affected parties on July 30, 2014, with a copy furnished to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on October 31, 2014, at the PBGC’s request, and a Form 500 Standard Termination Notice was filed with the PBGC on November 17, 2014. The 60-day PBGC waiting period lapsed without objection by the PBGC. Plan participants have been advised of the termination. AMSCO and the Plan have received favorable determination from the IRS regarding the termination. The Plan fiduciaries are preparing to solicit for the purchase of one or more annuity contracts from insurers to provide Plan benefits. Once an annuity provider or providers has been selected, Plan assets will be transferred to the provider and any additional sums necessary to purchase the contracts will be contributed.  Once these actions have been completed, payment of Plan benefits and benefit administration will become the responsibility of the annuity provider(s). The assumptions used to measure the benefit obligation as of March 31, 2015 reflect this effort. The unfunded obligation has been classified as a current obligation based upon the assumption that the termination process will be completed during fiscal 2016. 
Components of the net periodic benefit cost for our defined benefit pension plan and other postretirement medical benefits plan were as follows:
 
 
 
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
 
Other Postretirement Benefits Plan
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
2015
 
2014
Service cost
 
$
16

 
$
35

 
 
$

 
$

Interest cost
 
336

 
471

 
 
148

 
173

Expected return on plan assets
 
(605
)
 
(785
)
 
 

 

Amortization of loss
 
361

 
277

 
 
207

 
180

Amortization of prior service cost
 

 

 
 
(815
)
 
(816
)
Net periodic benefit cost (income)
 
$
108

 
$
(2
)
 
 
$
(460
)
 
$
(463
)

We contribute amounts to the defined benefit pension plan at least sufficient to meet the minimum requirements as stated in applicable employee benefit laws and local tax laws. We record liabilities for the difference between the fair value of the plan assets and the benefit obligation (the projected benefit obligation for pension plan and the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation for other postretirement benefits plan) on our accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets.

9. Commitments and Contingencies


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)



We are, and will likely continue to be, involved in a number of legal proceedings, government investigations, and claims, which we believe generally arise in the course of our business, given our size, history, complexity, and the nature of our business, products, Customers, regulatory environment, and industries in which we participate. These legal proceedings, investigations and claims generally involve a variety of legal theories and allegations, including, without limitation, personal injury (e.g., slip and falls, burns, vehicle accidents), product liability or regulation (e.g., based on product operation or claimed malfunction, failure to warn, failure to meet specification, or failure to comply with regulatory requirements), product exposure (e.g., claimed exposure to chemicals, asbestos, contaminants, radiation), property damage (e.g., claimed damage due to leaking equipment, fire, vehicles, chemicals), commercial claims (e.g., breach of contract, economic loss, warranty, misrepresentation), financial (e.g., taxes, reporting), employment (e.g., wrongful termination, discrimination, benefits matters), and other claims for damage and relief.
We believe we have adequately reserved for our current litigation and claims that are probable and estimable, and further believe that the ultimate outcome of these pending lawsuits and claims will not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations taken as a whole. Due to their inherent uncertainty, however, there can be no assurance of the ultimate outcome or effect of current or future litigation, investigations, claims or other proceedings (including without limitation the matters discussed below). For certain types of claims, we presently maintain insurance coverage for personal injury and property damage and other liability coverages in amounts and with deductibles that we believe are prudent, but there can be no assurance that these coverages will be applicable or adequate to cover adverse outcomes of claims or legal proceedings against us.
On May 31, 2012, our Albert Browne Limited subsidiary received a warning letter from the FDA regarding chemical indicators manufactured in the United Kingdom. These devices are intended for the monitoring of certain sterilization and other processes. The FDA warning letter states that the agency has concerns regarding operational business processes. We do not believe that the FDA's concerns are related to product performance, or that they result from Customer complaints. We have reviewed our processes with the agency and finalized our remediation measures, and are awaiting FDA reinspection. We do not currently believe that the impact of this event will have a material adverse effect on our financial results.
On May 23, 2014, the Company received a warning letter from the FDA regarding an inspection that the FDA concluded on January 8, 2014 at our STERIS Isomedix Services facility located in Libertyville, Illinois. The facility primarily provides microbial reduction services for certain medical device Customers. Among other matters, the FDA warning letter asserts that certain processes and procedures observed during the inspection did not conform to current Good Manufacturing Practices for medical devices as required by Title 21 CFR Part 820 and, as a result, that certain devices processed at the subject facility are adulterated within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Since the inspection, the Company has provided detailed responses to the FDA regarding its corrective actions, and has continued to work diligently to remediate the FDA’s concerns. We do not believe that this inspection was a result of Customer complaints and there have been no reports of patient injury. We do not expect this situation to have a material adverse effect on our operations or financial condition.
On July 8, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio issued an Order terminating the April 20, 2010 consent decree entered into by two Company employees and the United States. The consent decree related to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allegations regarding the Company’s now discontinued SYSTEM 1® liquid chemical sterilization system. As a result of the termination of the consent decree, the Company is no longer subject to any court order related to its FDA regulatory compliance.
Other civil, criminal, regulatory or other proceedings involving our products or services could possibly result in judgments, settlements or administrative or judicial decrees requiring us, among other actions, to pay damages or fines or effect recalls, or be subject to other governmental, Customer or other third party claims or remedies, which could materially effect our business, performance, prospects, value, financial condition, and results of operations.
For additional information regarding these matters, see the following portions of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015 dated May 27, 2015: “Business - Information with respect to our Business in General - Government Regulation”, and the “Risk Factor” titled “We may be adversely affected by product liability claims or other legal actions or regulatory or compliance matters, including the Consent Decree”.
On May 28, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) brought an administrative complaint against STERIS and Synergy Health plc (“Synergy”), seeking to block the proposed Combination (“Combination”) between STERIS and Synergy. The next day, the FTC filed suit against STERIS and Synergy in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, seeking to enjoin the Combination until the administrative challenge is adjudicated. Both complaints allege that Synergy is an "actual potential competitor" with STERIS in the market for contracted sterilization services. The FTC contends that, but

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for the Combination, Synergy would enter the U.S. market with a new sterilization modality and compete against STERIS at some point in the future. As a consequence, the FTC asserts that the Combination will have an anti-competitive effect. STERIS and Synergy deny the FTC’s allegations. An evidentiary hearing in the District Court preliminary-injunction action is set for August 17, 2015, and the administrative hearing is scheduled to begin on October 28, 2015 before an Administrative Law Judge. An adverse decision in either proceeding could lead to further delay or failure to consummate the Combination.
On December 19, 2014, a stockholder derivative lawsuit was filed in the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, against the members of STERIS’s board of directors and its named executive officers, challenging the “excise tax make-whole payments” approved by STERIS’s board in connection with the proposed Combination with Synergy (see note 18 titled "Business Acquisitions" for further information).  STERIS is named as a nominal defendant in the action.  These payments are in respect of an excise tax that will be imposed, by virtue of the transaction, solely on the value of any outstanding stock compensation held by STERIS board members and executive officers, and are intended to place these individuals in the same excise tax-neutral position with respect to their STERIS equity awards after the transaction as before.  The case is captioned St. Lucie County Fire District Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund v. Rosebrough, Jr., et al., Case No. CV 14 837749.  The complaint generally alleges that STERIS’s board breached their fiduciary duties by approving the excise tax make-whole payments, that the payments constitute corporate waste and that the payments are voidable under Ohio law.  The complaint seeks among other things a declaration that the excise tax make-whole payments are invalid, damages, disgorgement of any excise tax make-whole payments and plaintiffs’ costs and disbursements in the action, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert fees, costs and expenses. For the time being, this action has been stayed pending the outcome of the litigation with the FTC as described above relating to the Combination.
From time to time, STERIS is also involved in legal proceedings as a plaintiff involving contract, patent protection, and other claims asserted by us. Gains, if any, from these proceedings are recognized when they are realized.
We are subject to taxation from United States federal, state and local, and foreign jurisdictions. Tax positions are settled primarily through the completion of audits within each individual jurisdiction or the closing of the applicable statute of limitation. Changes in applicable tax law or other events may also require us to revise past estimates.
Additional information regarding our contingencies is included in Item 7 of Part II titled, “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations,” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015 dated May 27, 2015.

10. Business Segment Information

We operate and report in three business segments: Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Isomedix. Corporate and other, which is presented separately, contains the Defense and Industrial business unit plus costs that are associated with being a publicly traded company and certain other corporate costs.
Our Healthcare segment manufactures and sells capital equipment, accessory, consumable, and service solutions to healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals, surgery and gastrointestinal centers. These solutions aid our Customers in improving the safety, quality, and productivity of their surgical, sterile processing, gastrointestinal, and emergency environments.
Our Life Sciences segment manufactures and sells capital equipment, formulated cleaning chemistries, and service solutions to pharmaceutical companies, and private and public research facilities around the globe.
Our Isomedix segment operates through a network of facilities located in North America. We sell a comprehensive array of contract sterilization services using gamma irradiation and ethylene oxide (“EO”) technologies as well as an array of laboratory testing services. We provide microbial reduction services based on Customer specifications to companies that supply products to the healthcare, industrial, and consumer products industries.
Financial information for each of our segments is presented in the following table. Operating income (loss) for each segment is calculated as the segment’s gross profit less direct expenses and indirect cost allocations, which results in the full allocation of all distribution and research and development expenses, and the partial allocation of corporate costs. These allocations are based upon variables such as segment headcount and revenues. In addition, the Healthcare segment is responsible for the management of all but one manufacturing facility and uses standard cost to sell products to the Life Sciences segment. Corporate and other includes the gross profit and direct expenses of the Defense and Industrial business unit,

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as well as certain unallocated corporate costs related to being a publicly traded company and legacy pension and post-retirement benefits.
The accounting policies for reportable segments are the same as those for the consolidated Company. For the three month period ended June 30, 2015, revenues from a single Customer did not represent ten percent or more of any reportable segment’s revenues. Additional information regarding our segments is included in our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015.
Financial information for each of our segments is presented in the following tables:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
 
$
329,327

 
$
302,810

Life Sciences
 
56,772

 
58,614

Isomedix
 
53,689

 
51,193

Total reportable segments
 
439,788

 
412,617

Corporate and other
 
114

 
26

Total revenues
 
$
439,902

 
$
412,643

Operating income:
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
 
$
17,675

 
$
17,966

Life Sciences
 
13,233

 
11,945

Isomedix
 
15,250

 
16,191

Total reportable segments
 
46,158

 
46,102

Corporate and other
 
(1,942
)
 
(1,934
)
Total operating income
 
$
44,216

 
$
44,168


11. Common Shares

We calculate basic earnings per common share based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. We calculate diluted earnings per share based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus the dilutive effect of common share equivalents calculated using the treasury stock method. The following is a summary of common shares and common share equivalents outstanding used in the calculations of basic and diluted earnings per share:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Denominator (shares in thousands):
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding—basic
 
59,768

 
59,169

Dilutive effect of common share equivalents
 
518

 
645

Weighted average common shares outstanding and common share equivalents—diluted
 
60,286

 
59,814


Options to purchase the following number of common shares were outstanding but excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because the combined exercise prices, unamortized fair values, and assumed tax benefits upon exercise were greater than the average market price for the common shares during the periods, so including these options would be anti-dilutive:
 

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Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
(shares in thousands)
 
 
Number of common share options
 
52

 
345


12. Repurchases of Common Shares

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, we obtained 144,848 of our common shares in connection with share-based compensation award programs. At June 30, 2015, $86,939 of STERIS common shares remained authorized for repurchase pursuant to the Board approved repurchase authorization (the March 2008 Board Authorization). Also, 10,204,998 common shares were held in treasury at June 30, 2015.

13. Share-Based Compensation

We maintain a long-term incentive plan that makes available common shares for grants, at the discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, to officers, directors, and key employees in the form of stock options, restricted shares, restricted share units, and stock appreciation rights. Stock options provide the right to purchase our common shares at the market price on the date of grant, subject to the terms of the option plans and agreements. Generally, one-fourth of the stock options granted become exercisable for each full year of employment following the grant date. Stock options granted generally expire 10 years after the grant date, or may expire earlier if the option holder is no longer employed by us. Restricted shares and restricted share units generally cliff vest after a four year period or may vest in tranches of one-fourth of the number granted for each full year of employment after the grant date. As of June 30, 2015, 2,497,052 shares remained available for grant under the long-term incentive plan.

The fair value of stock option awards was estimated at their grant date using the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model. This model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options that have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable, characteristics that are not present in our option grants. If the model permitted consideration of the unique characteristics of employee stock options, the resulting estimate of the fair value of the stock options could be different. The value of the portion of the award that is ultimately expected to vest is recognized as expense over the requisite service periods in our Consolidated Statements of Income. The expense is classified as cost of goods sold or selling, general and administrative expenses in a manner consistent with the employee’s compensation and benefits.

The following weighted-average assumptions were used for options granted during the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015:
 
 
 
Fiscal 2016
 
Fiscal 2015
Risk-free interest rate
 
1.46
%
 
1.87
%
Expected life of options
 
5.6 years

 
5.6 years

Expected dividend yield of stock
 
1.40
%
 
1.88
%
Expected volatility of stock
 
24.74
%
 
29.88
%

The risk-free interest rate is based upon the U.S. Treasury yield curve. The expected life of options is reflective of historical experience, vesting schedules and contractual terms. The expected dividend yield of stock represents our best estimate of the expected future dividend yield. The expected volatility of stock is derived by referring to our historical stock prices over a time frame similar to that of the expected life of the grant. An estimated forfeiture rate of 1.55% and 1.46% was applied in fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. This rate is calculated based upon historical activity and represents an estimate of the granted options not expected to vest. If actual forfeitures differ from this calculated rate, we may be required to make additional adjustments to compensation expense in future periods. The assumptions used above are reviewed at the time of each significant option grant, or at least annually.

A summary of share option activity is as follows:
 

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Number of
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
Outstanding at March 31, 2015
 
1,759,890

 
$
37.03

 
 
 
 
Granted
 
136,404

 
66.15

 
 
 
 
Exercised
 
(155,248
)
 
31.39

 
 
 
 
Forfeited
 
(1,020
)
 
47.42

 
 
 
 
Canceled
 
(500
)
 
24.45

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at June 30, 2015
 
1,739,526

 
$
39.81

 
6.4 years
 
$
43,071

Exercisable at June 30, 2015
 
1,147,226

 
$
33.30

 
5.1 years
 
$
35,723


We estimate that 580,916 of the non-vested stock options outstanding at June 30, 2015 will ultimately vest.

The aggregate intrinsic value in the table above represents the total pre-tax difference between the $64.44 closing price of our common shares on June 30, 2015 over the exercise prices of the stock options, multiplied by the number of options outstanding or outstanding and exercisable, as applicable. The aggregate intrinsic value is not recorded for financial accounting purposes and the value changes daily based on the daily changes in the fair market value of our common shares.

The total intrinsic value of stock options exercised during the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015 was $5,582 and $6,154, respectively. Net cash proceeds from the exercise of stock options were $4,881 and $7,150 for the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively. The tax benefit from share-based compensation was $3,910 and $3,835 for the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively.

The weighted average grant date fair value of stock option grants was $14.11 and $13.34 for the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively.

Stock appreciation rights (“SARS”) carry generally the same terms and vesting requirements as stock options except that they are settled in cash upon exercise and therefore, are classified as liabilities. The fair value of the outstanding SARS as of June 30, 2015 and 2014 was $1,966 and $1,611, respectively. The fair value of outstanding SARs is revalued at each reporting date and the related liability and expense are adjusted appropriately.

A summary of the non-vested restricted share and restricted share unit activity is presented below:
 
 
 
Number of
Restricted
Shares
 
Number of Restricted Share Units
 
Weighted-Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Non-vested at March 31, 2015
 
851,173

 
32,800

 
$
42.98

Granted
 
146,144

 
9,160

 
66.24

Vested
 
(193,986
)
 
(2,862
)
 
38.02

Canceled
 
(2,930
)
 

 
43.69

Non-vested at June 30, 2015
 
800,401

 
39,098

 
$
48.45


Restricted shares granted are valued based on the closing stock price at the grant date. The value of restricted shares that vested during the first three months of fiscal 2016 was $7,344.

Restricted share units carry generally the same terms and vesting requirements as restricted stock except that they may be settled in stock or cash upon vesting. Those that are settled in cash are classified as liabilities. All outstanding cash-settled restricted share units vested in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. The fair value of outstanding cash-settled restricted share units as of March 31, 2015 was $334. The fair value of cash-settled restricted share units are revalued at each reporting date and the related liability and expense are adjusted accordingly.


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As of June 30, 2015, there was a total of $34,181 in unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation granted under our share-based compensation plans. We expect to recognize the cost over a weighted average period of 2.45 years.

14. Financial and Other Guarantees

We generally offer a limited parts and labor warranty on capital equipment. The specific terms and conditions of those warranties vary depending on the product sold and the countries where we conduct business. We record a liability for the estimated cost of product warranties at the time product revenues are recognized. The amounts we expect to incur on behalf of our Customers for the future estimated cost of these warranties are recorded as a current liability on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. Factors that affect the amount of our warranty liability include the number and type of installed units, historical and anticipated rates of product failures, and material and service costs per claim. We periodically assess the adequacy of our recorded warranty liabilities and adjust the amounts as necessary.

Changes in our warranty liability during the first three months of fiscal 2016 were as follows:
 
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2015
$
5,579

Warranties issued during the period
2,243

Settlements made during the period
(2,586
)
Balance, June 30, 2015
$
5,236


We also sell product maintenance contracts to our Customers. These contracts range in terms from one to five years and require us to maintain and repair the product over the maintenance contract term. We initially record amounts due from Customers under these contracts as a liability for deferred service contract revenue on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets within “Accrued expenses and other.” The liability recorded for such deferred service revenue was $30,823 and $30,720 as of June 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively. Such deferred revenue is then amortized on a straight-line basis over the contract term and recognized as service revenue on our accompanying Consolidated Statements of Income. The activity related to the liability for deferred service contract revenue is excluded from the table presented above.

15. Forward and Swap Contracts

From time to time, we enter into forward contracts to hedge potential foreign currency gains and losses that arise from transactions denominated in foreign currencies, including inter-company transactions. We may also enter into commodity swap contracts to hedge price changes in nickel that impact raw materials included in our cost of revenues. We do not use derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes. These contracts are not designated as hedging instruments and do not receive hedge accounting treatment; therefore, changes in their fair value are not deferred but are recognized immediately in the Consolidated Statements of Income. At June 30, 2015, we held foreign currency forward contracts to buy 60.0 million Mexican pesos, 3.0 million British pounds sterling and 9.0 million Canadian dollars. At June 30, 2015 we held commodity swap contracts to buy 453,000 pounds of nickel, which included contracts for 45,300 pounds that had matured but not settled.

 
 
Asset Derivatives
 
Liability Derivatives
Balance Sheet
 
Fair Value at
 
Fair Value at
 
Fair Value at
 
Fair Value at
Location
 
June 30, 2015
 
March 31, 2015
 
June 30, 2015
 
March 31, 2015
Prepaid & Other
 
$
29

 
$
12

 
$

 
$

Accrued expenses and other
 
$

 
$

 
$
648

 
$
616


The following table presents the impact of derivative instruments and their location within the Consolidated Statements of Income:
 

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Location of gain (loss)
recognized in income
 
Amount of gain (loss) recognized in income
Three Months Ended June 30,
2015
 
2014
Foreign currency forward contracts
 
Selling, general and
administrative
 
$
432

 
$
279

Commodity swap contracts
 
Cost of revenues
 
$
(45
)
 
$
661


16. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or that would be paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. We estimate the fair value of financial assets and liabilities using available market information and generally accepted valuation methodologies. The inputs used to measure fair value are classified into three tiers. These tiers include Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring the entity to develop its own assumptions. The following table shows the fair value of our financial assets and liabilities at June 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at June 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015 Using
 
 
Carrying Value
 
Quoted Prices
in Active Markets
for Identical Assets
 
Significant Other
Observable Inputs
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
June 30
March 31
June 30
March 31
 
June 30
March 31
 
June 30
March 31
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents (1)
 
$
196,193

$
167,689

 
$
175,961

$
148,944

 
$
20,232

$
18,745

 
$

$

Forward and swap contracts (2)
 
29

12

 


 
29

12

 


Investments (3)
 
7,361

8,332

 
7,361

8,332

 


 


Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward and swap contracts (2)
 
$
648

$
616

 
$

$

 
$
648

$
616

 
$

$

Deferred compensation plans (3)
 
3,480

3,757

 
3,480

3,757

 


 


Long term debt (4)
 
686,166

621,075

 


 
685,465

641,131

 


Contingent consideration obligations (5)
 
7,435

2,500

 


 


 
7,435

2,500


(1) Money market fund holdings are classified as level two as active market quoted prices are not available.
(2) The fair values of forward and swap contracts are based on period-end forward rates and reflect the value of the amount that we would pay or receive for the contracts involving the same notional amounts and maturity dates.
(3) We maintain a frozen domestic non-qualified deferred compensation plan covering certain employees, which allows for the deferral of payment of previously earned compensation for an employee-specified term or until retirement or termination. Amounts deferred can be allocated to various hypothetical investment options (compensation deferrals have been frozen under the plan). We hold investments to satisfy the future obligations of the plan. Changes in the value of the investment accounts are recognized each period based on the fair value of the underlying investments. Employees who made deferrals are entitled to receive distributions of their hypothetical account balances (amounts deferred, together with earnings (losses)). We also hold an investment in the common stock of Servizi Italia, S.p.A, a leading provider of integrated linen washing and outsourced sterile processing services to hospital Customers. Changes in the value of the investment are recognized each period based on the fair value of the investment.
(4) We estimate the fair value of our principal amount of long-term debt using discounted cash flow analyses, based on our current incremental borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements.

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(5) Contingent consideration obligations arise from prior business acquisitions. The fair values are based on discounted cash flow analyses reflecting the possible achievement of specified performance measures or events and captures the contractual nature of the contingencies, commercial risk, and the time value of money. Contingent consideration obligations are classified in the consolidated balance sheets as accrued expense (short-term) and other liabilities (long-term), as appropriate based on the contractual payment dates.

The changes in Level 3 assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at June 30, 2015 are summarized as follows:
 
Contingent Consideration
Balance at March 31, 2015
$
2,500

Additions
5,013

Payments
(122
)
Foreign currency translation adjustments (1)
44

Balance at June 30, 2015
$
7,435

(1) Reported in other comprehensive income (loss).


Information regarding our investments is as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investments at June 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015
 
 
Cost
 
Unrealized Gains
 
Unrealized Losses (2)
 
Fair Value
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 30
 
March 31
June 30
 
March 31
 
June 30
 
March 31
 
June 30
 
March 31
Available-for-sale securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marketable equity securities (1)
 
$
4,681

 
$
4,681

 
$

 
$

 
$
(690
)
 
$

 
$
3,991

 
$
4,681

Mutual funds
 
2,487

 
2,677

 
883

 
974

 

 

 
3,370

 
3,651

Total available-for-sale securities
 
$
7,168

 
$
7,358

 
$
883

 
$
974

 
$
(690
)
 
$

 
$
7,361

 
$
8,332

(1) Our marketable equity securities have been in a unrealized loss position for less than 12 months.
(2) Amounts reported include the impact of foreign currency movements relative to the U.S. dollar.

17. Reclassifications Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Amounts in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) are presented net of the related tax. Foreign Currency Translation is not adjusted for income taxes. Changes in our Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) balances, net of tax, for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were as follows:

 
Gain (Loss) on Available for Sale Securities (1)
 
Defined Benefit Plans (2)
 
Foreign Currency Translation
 
Total Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
(Loss)
Balance at March 31, 2015
$
1,068

 
$
(8,889
)
 
$
(58,848
)
 
$
(66,669
)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) before reclassifications
(930
)
 
199

 
13,798

 
13,067

Amounts reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
82

 
(352
)
 

 
(270
)
Net current-period Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(848
)
 
(153
)
 
13,798

 
12,797

Balance at June 30, 2015
$
220

 
$
(9,042
)
 
$
(45,050
)
 
$
(53,872
)


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Details of amounts reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) are as follows:

(1) Realized gain (loss) on available for sale securities is reported in the interest income and miscellaneous expense line of the Consolidated Statements of Income.
(2) Amortization (gain) of defined benefit pension items is reported in the selling, general and administrative expense line of the Consolidated Statements of Income.

18. Business Acquisitions

Proposed Combination with Synergy Health plc
On October 13, 2014, we announced that we were commencing a "recommended offer" under U.K. law to acquire all outstanding shares of Synergy in a cash and stock transaction valued at £19.50 ($31.35) per Synergy share, or a total of approximately $1.9 billion based on STERIS’s closing stock price of $56.38 per share on October 10, 2014, through a newly formed U.K. entity that also would indirectly acquire all of the outstanding stock of STERIS (the "Combination"). Based on STERIS’s closing stock price of $67.00 and exchange rates as of February 3, 2015, the total value of the cash and stock transaction is approximately $2.1 billion or £23.42 ($35.52) per Synergy share. The Combination is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including approvals by STERIS and Synergy shareholders as well as regulatory approvals by the FTC. The FTC has brought administrative actions against STERIS and Synergy seeking to block the Combination and filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio seeking to enjoin the Combination (see note 9 titled, "Commitments and Contingencies" for further information).
Total costs of approximately $9,384 before tax, were incurred during the first three months of fiscal year 2016 related to the Combination and are reported in selling, general and administrative expense.
Fiscal 2016 Acquisitions
On June 12, 2015 we acquired the capital stock of Black Diamond Video, Inc. ( "Black Diamond"), a California-based developer and provider of operating room integration systems. The purchase price was approximately $51,096, which includes deferred consideration of $6,000, to be paid approximately twelve months after the closing date, and contingent consideration of $5,000, and is subject to a working capital adjustment. The transaction consideration paid at closing was funded with cash on hand. Black Diamond is being integrated into our Healthcare business segment. The allocation of premium to intangibles and goodwill is preliminary and will be finalized after the valuation reports are completed.
We also completed three other minor purchases that continued to expand our offerings in the Healthcare and Life Sciences segments. The total purchase price associated with these transactions was approximately $5,562, including potential contingent consideration of $1,760.
The Consolidated Financial Statements include the operating results of the 2016 acquisitions from the acquisition dates. Pro-forma results of operations for the fiscal 2015 periods have not been presented because the effects of the acquisition were not material to our financial results. We recorded an insignificant amount of acquisition related costs for each fiscal 2016 acquisition which are reported in selling, general and administrative expense.
The table below summarizes the preliminary allocation of the purchase price to the net assets acquired based on fair values at the acquisition date.

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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)



 
Black Diamond (1)
Other Acquisitions (1)
Accounts receivable
$
2,950

$
439

Inventory
3,304

109

Property, plant and equipment
607

62

Other assets
43


Intangible assets
15,035

1,678

Goodwill
33,553

3,414

Total assets acquired
55,492

5,702

 
 
 
Accounts payable
(2,513
)
(139
)
Current liabilities
(1,883
)
(1
)
Total liabilities assumed
(4,396
)
(140
)
 
 
 
Net assets acquired
$
51,096

$
5,562

(1) Purchase price allocation is still preliminary as of June 30, 2015, as valuations have not been finalized.

19. Subsequent Events

On July 31, 2015 we acquired all of the outstanding shares of General Econopak, Inc. (“Econopak”) for a purchase price of $175,000 in cash, subject to a customary working capital adjustment. Econopak is a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of product solutions in the areas of sterility maintenance, barrier protection, and sterile cleanroom products for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and veterinary Customers. Econopak will be integrated into our Life Sciences business segment. The purchase price was financed through a combination of credit facility borrowings and cash on hand. We anticipate that the acquisition will qualify for joint election tax benefit under Section 338 (h)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code.
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K.


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STERIS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(dollars in thousands)




20. U.K. Takeover Code Directors’ Confirmation
Under Rule 28.1 of the U.K.’s City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Takeover Code”) which applies in light of our proposed acquisition of Synergy Health, our directors must provide a so-called “directors’ confirmation” in respect of our Consolidated Net Income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 reported in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Net Income Statement”) since it constitutes an unaudited profit estimate for the purposes of the Takeover Code. Accordingly, our directors confirm that:
(i)        the Consolidated Statement of Income for the three months ended June 30, 2015, has been properly compiled on the basis of the assumptions contained or referred to in this Quarterly Report; and
(ii)       the basis of accounting used for the purposes of preparing the Consolidated Statement of Income for the three months ended June 30, 2015, is consistent with our accounting policies.


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Review Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


Board of Directors and Shareholders
STERIS Corporation


We have reviewed the consolidated balance sheet of STERIS Corporation and Subsidiaries (“STERIS”) as of June 30, 2015, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income and cash flows for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. These financial statements are the responsibility of STERIS management.

We conducted our review in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

Based on our review, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the consolidated financial statements referred to above for them to be in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of STERIS Corporation and Subsidiaries as of March 31, 2015, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein) and we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements in our report dated May 27, 2015. In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of STERIS Corporation and Subsidiaries as of March 31, 2015 is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.








/s/ Ernst & Young LLP



Cleveland, Ohio
August 7, 2015



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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Introduction

In Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (the “MD&A”), we explain the general financial condition and the results of operations for STERIS including:
 
what factors affect our business;
what our earnings and costs were in each period presented; 
why those earnings and costs were different from prior periods;
where our earnings came from;
how this affects our overall financial condition;
what our expenditures for capital projects were; and
where cash will come from to fund future debt principal repayments, growth outside of core operations, repurchase common shares, pay cash dividends and fund future working capital needs.

As you read the MD&A, it may be helpful to refer to information in our consolidated financial statements, which present the results of our operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015. It may also be helpful to read the MD&A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015. In the MD&A, we analyze and explain the period-over-period changes in the specific line items in the Consolidated Statements of Income. Our analysis may be important to you in making decisions about your investments in STERIS.

Financial Measures

In the following sections of the MD&A, we may, at times, refer to financial measures that are not required to be presented in the consolidated financial statements under U.S. GAAP. We sometimes use the following financial measures in the context of this report: backlog; debt-to-total capital; net debt-to-total capital; and days sales outstanding. We define these financial measures as follows:
 
Backlog – We define backlog as the amount of unfilled capital equipment purchase orders at a point in time. We use this figure as a measure to assist in the projection of short-term financial results and inventory requirements.
Debt-to-total capital – We define debt-to-total capital as total debt divided by the sum of total debt and shareholders’ equity. We use this figure as a financial liquidity measure to gauge our ability to borrow and fund growth.
Net debt-to-total capital – We define net debt-to-total capital as total debt less cash (“net debt”) divided by the sum of net debt and shareholders’ equity. We also use this figure as a financial liquidity measure to gauge our ability to borrow and fund growth.
Days sales outstanding (“DSO”) – We define DSO as the average collection period for accounts receivable. It is calculated as net accounts receivable divided by the trailing four quarters’ revenues, multiplied by 365 days. We use this figure to help gauge the quality of accounts receivable and expected time to collect.

We, at times, may also refer to financial measures which are considered to be “non-GAAP financial measures” under SEC rules. We have presented these financial measures because we believe that meaningful analysis of our financial performance is enhanced by an understanding of certain additional factors underlying that performance. These financial measures should not be considered an alternative to measures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Our calculations of these measures may differ from calculations of similar measures used by other companies and you should be careful when comparing these financial measures to those of other companies. Additional information regarding these financial measures, including reconciliations of each non- GAAP financial measure, is available in the subsection of MD&A titled, "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Revenues – Defined

As required by Regulation S-X, we separately present revenues generated as either product revenues or service revenues on our Consolidated Statements of Income for each period presented. When we discuss revenues, we may, at times, refer to revenues summarized differently than the Regulation S-X requirements. The terminology, definitions, and applications of terms that we use to describe revenues may be different from terms used by other companies. We use the following terms to describe revenues:
 

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Revenues – Our revenues are presented net of sales returns and allowances.
Product Revenues – We define product revenues as revenues generated from sales of consumable and capital equipment products.
Service Revenues – We define service revenues as revenues generated from parts and labor associated with the maintenance, repair, and installation of our capital equipment, instrument repair and endoscope repair services, and revenues generated from contract sterilization offered through our Isomedix segment.
Capital Revenues – We define capital revenues as revenues generated from sales of capital equipment, which includes steam sterilizers, low temperature liquid chemical sterilant processing systems, including SYSTEM 1 and 1E, washing systems, VHP® technology, water stills, and pure steam generators; surgical lights and tables; and integrated OR.
Consumable Revenues – We define consumable revenues as revenues generated from sales of the consumable family of products, which includes SYSTEM 1 and 1E consumables, V-Pro consumables, gastrointestinal endoscopy accessories, sterility assurance products, skin care products, cleaning consumables, and surgical instruments.
Recurring Revenues – We define recurring revenues as revenues generated from sales of consumable products and service revenues.

General Company Overview and Executive Summary
Our mission is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. Our dedicated employees around the world work together to supply a broad range of solutions by offering a combination of capital equipment, consumables, and services to healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial, and governmental Customers.
The bulk of our revenues are derived from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Much of the growth in these industries is driven by the aging of the population throughout the world, as an increasing number of individuals are entering their prime healthcare consumption years, and is dependent upon advancement in healthcare delivery, acceptance of new technologies, government policies, and general economic conditions. In addition, each of our core industries is experiencing specific trends that could increase demand. Within healthcare, there is increased concern regarding the level of hospital-acquired infections around the world. The pharmaceutical industry has been impacted by increased FDA scrutiny of cleaning and validation processes, mandating that manufacturers improve their processes. The aging population increases the demand for medical procedures, which increases the consumption of single use medical devices and surgical kits processed by our Isomedix segment.
We are actively pursuing new opportunities to adapt our proven technologies to meet the changing needs of the global marketplace.
On October 13, 2014, we announced that we were commencing a "recommended offer" under U.K. law to acquire all outstanding shares of Synergy Health plc (“Synergy”) in a cash and stock transaction valued at £19.50 ($31.35) per Synergy share, or a total of approximately $1.9 billion based on STERIS’s closing stock price of $56.38 per share on October 10, 2014, through a newly formed U.K. entity that also would indirectly acquire all of the outstanding stock of STERIS (the "Combination"). Based on STERIS’s closing stock price of $67.00 and exchange rates as of February 3, 2015, the total value of the cash and stock transaction is approximately $2.1 billion or £23.42 ($35.52) per Synergy share. The Combination is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including approvals by STERIS and Synergy shareholders as well as regulatory approvals by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"). On May 28, 2015, the FTC brought an administrative complaint against STERIS and Synergy seeking to block the proposed Combination. The next day, the FTC filed suit against STERIS and Synergy in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, seeking to enjoin the Combination until the administrative challenge is adjudicated. In both complaints the FTC asserts that the Combination will have an anti-competitive effect. STERIS and Synergy deny the FTC’s allegations. An evidentiary hearing in the District Court preliminary-injunction action is set for August 17, 2015, and the administrative hearing is scheduled to begin on October 28, 2015 before an Administrative Law Judge.
We also are pursuing a strategy of expanding into adjacent markets with acquisitions in the Healthcare and Life Sciences segments. On June 12, 2015 we acquired the capital stock of Black Diamond Video, Inc. ("Black Diamond"), a California-based developer and provider of operating room integration systems. We also completed three other minor purchases that continued to expand our offerings in the Healthcare and Life Sciences segments.
Fiscal 2016 first quarter revenues were $439.9 million, representing an increase of 6.6% over the prior year, reflecting growth within the Healthcare and Isomedix business segments. Our gross margin percentage for the fiscal 2016 first quarter was 41.8% compared to 41.2% in the same fiscal 2015 period. Our gross margin percentage was impacted by the positive impact of foreign currency and increased volume which was somewhat offset by the negative impact of unfavorable product mix and inflation.
Fiscal 2016 first quarter operating income was essentially flat at $44.2 million.

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Cash flows from operations were $41.2 million and free cash flow was $17.7 million in the first three months of fiscal 2016 compared to $46.4 million and $23.1 million in the prior year first three months, respectively (see the subsection below titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures", for additional information and related reconciliation of cash flows from operations to free cash flow). The decreases in cash flow from operations and free cash flow are primarily due to expenses incurred as part of our proposed Combination with Synergy and an increased payout level in regards to our annual compensation program paid in fiscal 2016 over fiscal 2015.
Our debt-to-total capital ratio was 38.5% at June 30, 2015 and 36.7% at March 31, 2015. During the first three months of fiscal 2016, we declared and paid quarterly cash dividends of $0.23 per common share.
Additional information regarding our fiscal 2016 first quarter financial performance is included in the subsection below titled “Results of Operations.”

Matters Affecting Comparability

International Operations. Since we conduct operations outside of the United States using various foreign currencies, our operating results are impacted by foreign currency movements relative to the U.S. dollar. During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, our revenues were unfavorably impacted by $7.2 million, or 1.6%, and income before taxes was favorably impacted by $4.8 million, or 14.3%, as a result of foreign currency movements relative to the U.S. dollar.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
We, at times, refer to financial measures which are considered to be “non-GAAP financial measures” under SEC rules. We, at times, also refer to our results of operations excluding certain transactions or amounts that are non-recurring or are not indicative of future results, in order to provide meaningful comparisons between the periods presented.
These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be, and should not be, considered separately from or as an alternative to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
These non-GAAP financial measures are presented with the intent of providing greater transparency to supplemental financial information used by management and the Board of Directors in their financial analysis and operational decision-making. These amounts are disclosed so that the reader has the same financial data that management uses with the belief that it will assist investors and other readers in making comparisons to our historical operating results and analyzing the underlying performance of our operations for the periods presented.
We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered along with our GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide the reader with a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. It is important for the reader to note that the non-GAAP financial measure used may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, a similarly titled measure used by other companies.
We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities as presented in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows less purchases of property, plant, equipment, and intangibles plus proceeds from the sale of property, plant, equipment, and intangibles, which are also presented in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. We use this as a measure to gauge our ability to fund future debt principal repayments, growth outside of core operations, repurchase common shares, and pay cash dividends. The following table summarizes the calculation of our free cash flow for the three month periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014: 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
41,153

 
$
46,353

Purchases of property, plant, equipment and intangibles, net
 
(23,518
)
 
(23,331
)
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant, equipment and intangibles
 
28

 
71

Free cash flow
 
$
17,663

 
$
23,093


Results of Operations

In the following subsections, we discuss our earnings and the factors affecting them for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared with the same fiscal 2015 period. We begin with a general overview of our operating results and then separately discuss earnings for our operating segments.


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Revenues. The following table compares our revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 to the revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
  
 
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
Change
 
Percent Change
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total revenues
$
439,902

 
$
412,643

 
$
27,259

 
6.6
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues by type:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital equipment revenues
118,220

 
120,395

 
(2,175
)
 
(1.8
)%
 
Consumable revenues
114,087

 
110,045

 
4,042

 
3.7
 %
 
Service revenues
207,595

 
182,203

 
25,392

 
13.9
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues by geography:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States revenues
360,469

 
317,351

 
43,118

 
13.6
 %
 
International revenues
79,433

 
95,292

 
(15,859
)
 
(16.6
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revenues increased $27.3 million, or 6.6%, to $439.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $412.6 million for the same prior year quarter. Capital equipment revenues decreased $2.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2015. This decrease was driven primarily by lower volumes within the Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA"), Asia Pacific and Latin America regions, which was partially offset by growth within the North America region. Consumable revenues increased $4.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to the prior year quarter, driven largely by growth within the North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America regions. Service revenues increased $25.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 primarily driven by an increase within the North America region and increases in other service offerings.
 
United States revenues increased $43.1 million, or 13.6%, to $360.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $317.4 million for the same prior year quarter. This increase reflects year over year growth of 15.7%, 5.1% and 17.1% in capital equipment, consumable and service revenues, respectively.

International revenues decreased $15.9 million, or 16.6%, to $79.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $95.3 million for the same prior year quarter. The decrease is primarily attributable to a year over year decrease of 23.4% within the EMEA region.

Gross Profit. The following table compares our gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2015 to the three months ended June 30, 2014:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Change
 
Percent
Change
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Gross profit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Product
 
$
102,451

 
$
100,465

 
$
1,986

 
2.0
%
Service
 
81,639

 
69,628

 
12,011

 
17.3
%
Total gross profit
 
$
184,090

 
$
170,093

 
$
13,997

 
8.2
%
Gross profit percentage:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Product
 
44.1
%
 
43.6
%
 
 
 
 
Service
 
39.3
%
 
38.2
%
 
 
 
 
Total gross profit percentage
 
41.8
%
 
41.2
%
 
 
 
 

Our gross profit percentage is affected by the volume, pricing, and mix of sales of our products and services, as well as the costs associated with the products and services that are sold. Gross profit percentage for the first quarter of fiscal 2016

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amounted to 41.8% as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2015 gross profit percentage of 41.2%. Our gross profit percentage increased 60 basis points in fiscal 2016 over fiscal 2015. Our gross profit percentage was impacted by the positive impact of foreign currency (110 basis points) and increased volume (10 basis points), which was offset somewhat by the negative impact of inflation (40 basis points) and unfavorable mix/other (20 basis points).

Operating Expenses. The following table compares our operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2015 to the three months ended June 30, 2014:
 
  
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Change
 
Percent
Change
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general, and administrative
 
$
126,835

 
$
113,688

 
$
13,147

 
11.6
%
Research and development
 
13,765

 
12,409

 
1,356

 
10.9
%
Restructuring expenses
 
(726
)
 
(172
)
 
(554
)
 
NM
Total operating expenses
 
$
139,874

 
$
125,925

 
$
13,949

 
11.1
%
NM - Not meaningful.

Significant components of total selling, general, and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) are compensation and benefit costs, fees for professional services, travel and entertainment, facilities costs, and other general and administrative expenses. The increase of 11.6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 over the first quarter of fiscal 2015 is largely attributable to expenses of approximately $9.4 million incurred as part of our proposed Combination with Synergy and additional operating expenses of our recently acquired businesses.
 
For the three month period ended June 30, 2015, research and development expenses increased 10.9% over the same period in the prior year. The increase in fiscal 2016 was primarily attributable to additional spending in connection with the development of surgical related products and accessories. Research and development expenses also are influenced by the number and timing of in-process projects and labor hours and other costs associated with these projects. Our research and development initiatives continue to emphasize new product development, product improvements, and the development of new technological platform innovations. During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, our investments in research and development continued to be focused on, but were not limited to, enhancing capabilities of sterile processing combination technologies, surgical products and accessories, and devices and support accessories used in gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures.

Restructuring Expenses. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, we adopted and announced a targeted restructuring plan primarily focused on the closure of our Hopkins manufacturing facility located in Mentor, Ohio (the “Fiscal 2014 Restructuring Plan”). As a result of this plan, we will transfer operations located at Hopkins to other North American locations. We believe that by closing the operations at Hopkins we will more effectively utilize our existing North American manufacturing network while reducing operating costs.
Since the inception of the Restructuring Plan we have incurred pre-tax expenses totaling $19.0 million related to these actions, of which $11.0 million was recorded as restructuring expenses and $8.1 million was recorded in cost of revenues, with restructuring expenses of $16.9 million, $0.8 million, and $1.3 million related to the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Isomedix segments, respectively.
The following table summarizes our total pre-tax restructuring expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2016:
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 (dollars in thousands)
Fiscal 2014
Restructuring
Plan (1)
Severance and other compensation related costs
$
(806
)
Lease termination obligation and other
80

Product rationalization
277

Total restructuring expenses
$
(449
)
(1) Includes $277 in expense recorded of cost of revenues on Consolidated Statements of Income.


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The following table summarizes our total pre-tax restructuring expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2015:
Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 (dollars in thousands)
Fiscal 2014
Restructuring
Plan (2)
Severance and other compensation related costs
$
(196
)
Asset impairment and accelerated depreciation
(38
)
Lease termination obligation and other
62

Product rationalization
(114
)
Total restructuring expenses
$
(286
)
(2) Includes ($114) in expense recorded of cost of revenues on Consolidated Statements of Income.

Non-Operating Expenses, Net. Non-operating expenses, net consists of interest expense on debt, offset by interest earned on cash, cash equivalents, short-term investment balances, and other miscellaneous income. The following table compares our net non-operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Non-operating expenses, net:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
$
6,120

 
$
4,682

 
$
1,438

Interest income and miscellaneous expense
 
(462
)
 
(220
)
 
(242
)
Non-operating expenses, net
 
$
5,658

 
$
4,462

 
$
1,196


Interest expense during the fiscal 2016 period increased due to higher interest costs from our May 2015 issuance of senior notes in a private placement. Interest income and miscellaneous expense is immaterial.

Income Tax Expense. The following table compares our income tax expense and effective income tax rates for the three months ended June 30, 2015 to the three months ended June 30, 2014:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Change
 
Percent
Change
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Income tax expense
 
$
14,267

 
$
15,169

 
$
(902
)
 
(5.9)%
Effective income tax rate
 
37.0
%
 
38.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense includes United States federal, state and local, and foreign income taxes, and is based on reported pre-tax income. The effective income tax rates for continuing operations for the three month period ended June 30, 2015 was 37.0% compared with 38.2% for the same prior year period. The first quarter of fiscal 2015 was unfavorably impacted by higher pretax losses in jurisdictions for which no tax benefit is recognized.

We record income tax expense during interim periods based on our estimate of the annual effective income tax rate, adjusted each quarter for discrete items. We analyze various factors to determine the estimated annual effective income tax rate, including projections of our annual earnings and taxing jurisdictions in which the earnings will be generated, the impact of state and local income taxes, our ability to use tax credits and net operating loss carryforwards, and available tax planning alternatives.

Business Segment Results of Operations. We operate in three reportable business segments: Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Isomedix. Corporate and other, which is presented separately, contains the Defense and Industrial business unit plus costs that are associated with being a publicly traded company and certain other corporate costs. These costs include executive office costs, Board of Directors compensation, shareholder services and investor relations, external audit fees, and legacy pension and post-retirement benefit costs. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015, provides additional information regarding each business segment. The following table compares business segment revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014:
 

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(dollars in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Change
 
Percent
Change
2015
 
2014
 
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
 
$
329,327

 
$
302,810

 
$
26,517

 
8.8
 %
Life Sciences
 
56,772

 
58,614

 
(1,842
)
 
(3.1
)%
Isomedix
 
53,689

 
51,193

 
2,496

 
4.9
 %
Total reportable segments
 
439,788

 
412,617

 
27,171

 
6.6
 %
Corporate and other
 
114

 
26

 
88

 
338.5
 %
Total Revenues
 
$
439,902

 
$
412,643

 
$
27,259

 
6.6
 %
 
Healthcare revenues increased $26.5 million, or 8.8%, to $329.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $302.8 million for the same prior year quarter. This growth reflects increases of 1.4%, 3.1% and 19.9%, in capital equipment, consumable and service revenues, respectively. These increases are primarily attributable to the addition of capital equipment and service revenues from our recent acquisitions, as well as growth within our core capital equipment, consumable and service revenues. At June 30, 2015, the Healthcare segment’s backlog amounted to $119.8 million, decreasing $5.2 million, or 4.2%, compared to the backlog of $125.0 million at June 30, 2014.

Life Sciences revenues decreased $1.8 million, or 3.1%, to $56.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $58.6 million for the same prior year quarter. The growth of 6.1% in consumable revenues and 2.5% in service revenues was more than offset by a 20.0% decline in capital equipment revenues, which was primarily due to the timing of shipments. At June 30, 2015, the Life Sciences segment’s backlog amounted to $48.6 million, increasing $2.6 million, or 5.6%, compared to the backlog of $46.0 million at June 30, 2014.

Isomedix segment revenues increased $2.5 million, or 4.9%, to $53.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $51.2 million for the same prior year quarter. Revenues were favorably impacted by increased volume from our core medical device Customers.

The following table compares our business segment operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2015 to the three months ended June 30, 2014:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Change
 
Percent
Change
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Operating income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
 
$
17,675

 
$
17,966

 
$
(291
)
 
(1.6
)%
Life Sciences
 
13,233

 
11,945

 
1,288

 
10.8
 %
Isomedix
 
15,250

 
16,191

 
(941
)
 
(5.8
)%
Total reportable segments
 
46,158

 
46,102

 
56

 
0.1
 %
Corporate and other
 
(1,942
)
 
(1,934
)
 
(8
)
 
(0.4
)%
Total operating income
 
$
44,216

 
$
44,168

 
$
48

 
0.1
 %

Segment operating income is calculated as the segment’s gross profit less direct expenses and indirect cost allocations, which results in the full allocation of all distribution and research and development expenses, and the partial allocation of corporate costs. Corporate cost allocations are based on each segment’s percentage of revenues, headcount, or other variables in relation to those of the total Company. In addition, the Healthcare segment is responsible for the management of all but one manufacturing facility and uses standard cost to sell products to the Life Sciences segment. Corporate and other includes the revenues, gross profit and direct expenses of the Defense and Industrial business unit, as well as certain unallocated corporate costs related to being a publicly traded company and legacy pension and post-retirement benefits, as previously discussed.

The Healthcare segment’s operating income decreased by $0.3 million to $17.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, as compared to $18.0 million in the same prior year period. The segment's operating margins were 5.4% and 5.9% for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively. The slight decrease in fiscal 2016 was primarily the result of expenses associated with our proposed Combination with Synergy, which was offset by the positive impact of increased volume and favorable foreign currency exchange rates.


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The Life Sciences segment’s operating income increased $1.3 million to $13.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, as compared to the same prior year period. The segment’s operating margins were 23.3% and 20.4% for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively. The increase was primarily the result of positive foreign currency impact and favorable product mix.

The Isomedix segment’s operating income decreased $0.9 million to $15.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, as compared to the same prior year period. The segment’s operating margins were 28.4% and 31.6% for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively. The decrease was primarily the result of additional costs incurred for the disposal Cobalt 60, and expenses associated with our proposed Combination with Synergy, which were partially offset by an increase in volume.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The following table summarizes significant components of our cash flows for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
(dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
41,153

 
$
46,353

Net cash used in investing activities
 
$
(67,800
)
 
$
(202,272
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
 
$
50,232

 
$
158,467

Debt-to-total capital ratio
 
38.5
%
 
38.3
%
Free cash flow
 
$
17,663

 
$
23,093


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities – The net cash provided by our operating activities was $41.2 million for the first three months of fiscal 2016 as compared with $46.4 million for the first three months of fiscal 2015. This decrease is primarily due to expenses incurred as part of our proposed Combination with Synergy and an increased payout level in regards to our annual compensation program paid in fiscal 2016 over fiscal 2015.
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities – The net cash used in investing activities totaled $67.8 million for the first three months of fiscal 2016 compared with $202.3 million for the first three months of fiscal 2015. The following discussion summarizes the significant changes in our investing cash flows for the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015:
 
Purchases of property, plant, equipment, and intangibles, net – Capital expenditures were $23.5 million for the first three months of fiscal 2016 as compared to $23.3 million during the same prior year period.
Investments in businesses, net of cash acquired– During fiscal 2016, we used $43.9 million for acquisitions. For more information on our fiscal 2016 acquisitions refer to note 18 of our consolidated financial statements titled "Business Acquisitions". We also paid a working capital settlement of $0.4 million for the fiscal 2015 acquisition of Dana Products, Inc. During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we used $173.2 million of cash for the acquisition of IMS and related real estate. During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we also paid a working capital settlement of $0.8 million and deferred consideration of $5.0 million for the fiscal 2014 acquisition of Eschmann Holdings Ltd. For more information on our fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014 acquisitions refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015.

Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities – The net cash provided by financing activities amounted to $50.2 million for the first three months of fiscal 2016 compared with net cash provided by financing activities of $158.5 million for the first three months of fiscal 2015. The following discussion summarizes the significant changes in our financing cash flows for the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015:

Proceeds (payments) under credit facilities– At June 30, 2015, we had no debt outstanding under our credit facilities, reflecting net payments of $283.3 million. At June 30, 2014, we had $318.7 million of debt outstanding under our revolving credit facility, reflecting net borrowings of $165.3 million.
Proceeds from issuance of long-term obligations- On May 15, 2015, we issued $350.0 million of senior notes in a private placement, which are long-term obligations. For more information on these senior notes refer to note 5 of our consolidated financial statements titled "Debt".
Deferred financing fees and debt issuance costs- During the first three months of fiscal 2016, we paid $2.0 million in financing fees and debt issuance costs related to our Credit Agreement and Private Placement Debt.

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Repurchases of common shares – During the first three months of fiscal 2016, we obtained 144,848 of our common shares in connection with share-based compensation award programs in the aggregate amount of $9.6 million. During the same period in fiscal 2015, we obtained 125,998 of our common shares in connection with stock based compensation award programs in the aggregate amount of $5.3 million.
Cash dividends paid to common shareholders – During the first three months of fiscal 2016, we paid total cash dividends of $13.8 million, or $0.23 per outstanding common share. During the first three months of fiscal 2015, we paid total cash dividends of $12.5 million, or $0.21 per outstanding common share.
Stock option and other equity transactions, net – We generally receive cash for issuing common shares under our various employee stock option programs. During the first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, we received cash proceeds totaling $4.9 million and $7.2 million, respectively, under these programs.
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation – During the first three months of fiscal 2016, we received a total tax benefit from share-based compensation of $3.9 million. During the first three months of fiscal 2015, we received a total tax benefit from share based compensation of $3.8 million.

Cash Flow Measures. Free cash flow was $17.7 million in the first three months of fiscal 2016 compared to $23.1 million in the prior year first three months (see the subsection above titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures", for additional information and related reconciliation of cash flows from operations to free cash flow). This decrease is primarily due to expenses incurred in connection with our proposed Combination with Synergy and an increased payout level in regards to our annual compensation program paid in fiscal 2016 over fiscal 2015.
Our debt-to-total capital ratio was 38.5% at June 30, 2015 and 38.3% at June 30, 2014.

Sources of Credit and Contractual and Commercial Commitments. Information related to our sources of credit and contractual and commercial commitments is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015. Our commercial commitments were approximately $41.9 million at June 30, 2015 reflecting a net increase of $1.9 million in surety bonds and other commercial commitments from March 31, 2015. We had no outstanding borrowing under the Credit Agreement as of June 30, 2015. There were no letters of credit outstanding under the Credit Agreement at June 30, 2015.

Cash Requirements. We intend to use our existing cash and cash equivalent balances and cash generated from operations for short-term and long-term capital expenditures and our other liquidity needs. In addition, in light of cash needs relating to our proposed Combination with Synergy (see "Proposed Combination with Synergy Health plc" under "General Overview and Executive Summary" ), and other cash requirements, it was necessary to replace our existing bank credit facilities with an expanded bank credit facility providing for additional credit availability and to obtain additional debt. Our capital requirements depend on many uncertain factors, including our rate of sales growth, our Customers’ acceptance of our products and services, the costs of obtaining adequate manufacturing capacities, the timing and extent of our research and development projects, changes in our operating expenses and other factors. To the extent that existing and anticipated sources of cash are not sufficient to fund our future activities, we may need to raise additional funds through additional borrowings or the sale of equity securities. We have a bridge facility available to us should the referenced Combination close without sufficient permanent financing in place. There can be no assurance that the foregoing financing arrangements will provide us with sufficient additional funds or that we will be able to obtain any additional funds we may need on terms favorable to us or at all.

Critical Accounting Policies, Estimates, and Assumptions

Information related to our critical accounting policies, estimates, and assumptions is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015. Our critical accounting policies, estimates, and assumptions have not changed materially from March 31, 2015.


Contingencies
 We are, and will likely continue to be, involved in a number of legal proceedings, government investigations, and claims, which we believe generally arise in the course of our business, given our size, history, complexity, and the nature of our business, products, Customers, regulatory environment, and industries in which we participate. These legal proceedings, investigations and claims generally involve a variety of legal theories and allegations, including, without limitation, personal injury (e.g., slip and falls, burns, vehicle accidents), product liability or regulation (e.g., based on product operation or claimed malfunction, failure to warn, failure to meet specification, or failure to comply with regulatory requirements), product exposure

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(e.g., claimed exposure to chemicals, asbestos, contaminants, radiation), property damage (e.g., claimed damage due to leaking equipment, fire, vehicles, chemicals), commercial claims (e.g., breach of contract, economic loss, warranty, misrepresentation), financial (e.g., taxes, reporting), employment (e.g., wrongful termination, discrimination, benefits matters), and other claims for damage and relief.
We record a liability for such contingencies to the extent we conclude that their occurrence is both probable and estimable. We consider many factors in making these assessments, including the professional judgment of experienced members of management and our legal counsel. We have made estimates as to the likelihood of unfavorable outcomes and the amounts of such potential losses. In our opinion, the ultimate outcome of these proceedings and claims is not anticipated to have a material adverse affect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. However, the ultimate outcome of proceedings, government investigations, and claims is unpredictable and actual results could be materially different from our estimates. We record expected recoveries under applicable insurance contracts when we are assured of recovery. Refer to note 9 of our consolidated financial statements titled, "Commitments and Contingencies" for additional information.
We are subject to taxation from United States federal, state and local, and foreign jurisdictions. Tax positions are settled primarily through the completion of audits within each individual tax jurisdiction or the closing of a statute of limitation. Changes in applicable tax law or other events may also require us to revise past estimates. The IRS routinely conducts audits of our federal income tax returns.

International Operations

Since we conduct operations outside of the United States using various foreign currencies, our operating results are impacted by foreign currency movements relative to the U.S. dollar. During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, our revenues were unfavorably impacted by $7.2 million, or 1.6%, and income before taxes was favorably impacted by $4.8 million, or 14.3%, as a result of foreign currency movements relative to the U.S. dollar.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements, that have or are reasonably likely to have, a material current or future impact on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues, expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital.


Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 10-Q may contain statements concerning certain trends, expectations, forecasts, estimates, or other forward-looking information affecting or relating to Synergy Health plc (“Synergy”) or STERIS or its industry, products or activities that are intended to qualify for the protections afforded "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other laws and regulations. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date of this report, and may be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "targets," "forecasts," "outlook," "impact," "potential," "confidence," "improve," "optimistic," "deliver," "comfortable," "trend", and "seeks," or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. Many important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, disruption of production or supplies, changes in market conditions, political events, pending or future claims or litigation, competitive factors, technology advances, actions of regulatory agencies, and changes in laws, government regulations, labeling or product approvals or the application or interpretation thereof. Other risk factors are described herein and in STERIS and Synergy's other securities filings, including Item 1A of STERIS's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in Synergy's annual report and accounts for the year ended 30 March 2014 (section headed "principal risks and uncertainties"). Many of these important factors are outside STERIS's or Synergy's control. No assurances can be provided as to any result or the timing of any outcome regarding matters described herein or otherwise with respect to any regulatory action, administrative proceedings, government investigations, litigation, warning letters, cost reductions, business strategies, earnings or revenue trends or future financial results. References to products are summaries only and should not be considered the specific terms of the product clearance or literature. Unless legally required, STERIS and Synergy do not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements even if events make clear that any projected results, express or implied, will not be realized. Other potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, (a) the potential for increased pressure on pricing or costs that leads to erosion of profit margins, (b) the possibility that market demand will not develop for new technologies, products or applications or services, or business initiatives will take longer, cost more or produce lower benefits than anticipated, (c) the possibility that application of or compliance with laws, court rulings, certifications, regulations, regulatory actions, including without limitation those relating to FDA warning notices or letters, government investigations, the outcome of any pending FDA requests, inspections or

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submissions, or other requirements or standards may delay, limit or prevent new product introductions, affect the production and marketing of existing products or services or otherwise affect Company or Synergy's performance, results, prospects or value, (d) the potential of international unrest, economic downturn or effects of currencies, tax assessments, adjustments or anticipated rates, raw material costs or availability, benefit or retirement plan costs, or other regulatory compliance costs, (e) the possibility of reduced demand, or reductions in the rate of growth in demand, for Company or Synergy products and services, (f) the possibility that anticipated growth, cost savings, new product acceptance, performance or approvals, or other results may not be achieved, or that transition, labor, competition, timing, execution, regulatory, governmental, or other issues or risks associated with STERIS and Synergy's businesses, industry or initiatives including, without limitation, those matters described in STERIS's Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015 and other securities filings, may adversely impact Company performance, results, prospects or value, (g) the possibility that anticipated financial results or benefits of recent acquisitions, or of STERIS's restructuring efforts will not be realized or will be other than anticipated, (h) the effects of the contractions in credit availability, as well as the ability of STERIS and Synergy's Customers and suppliers to adequately access the credit markets when needed, (i) the receipt of approval of both STERIS's shareholders and Synergy's shareholders for the proposed transaction with Synergy (the “Synergy transaction”), (j) the outcome of the litigation with the FTC relating to the Synergy transaction or the timing or any settlement thereof, (k) the parties’ ability to meet expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax treatments of the Synergy transaction, (l) the possibility that the parties may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the Synergy transaction within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate Synergy’s operations into those of STERIS, (m) the integration of Synergy’s operations into those of STERIS being more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected, (n) operating costs, Customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitations, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, Customers, clients or suppliers) being greater than expected following the Synergy transaction, (o) the retention of certain key employees of Synergy being difficult, (p) changes in tax laws or interpretations that could increase the consolidated tax liabilities of Synergy and STERIS, including, if the transaction is consummated, changes in tax laws that would result in the new parent UK holding company being treated as a domestic corporation for United States federal tax purposes, and (q) those risks described in STERIS's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, and other securities filings.


Availability of Securities and Exchange Commission Filings

We make available free of charge on or through our website our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to these reports as soon as reasonably practicable after we file such material with, or furnish such material to, the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC.") You may access these documents on the Investor Relations page of our website at http://www.steris-ir.com. The information on our website is not incorporated by reference into this report. You may also obtain copies of these documents by visiting the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20549, or by accessing the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. You may obtain information on the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330.

 
ITEM 3.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

In the ordinary course of business, we are subject to interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity risks. Information related to these risks and our management of these exposures is included in Part II, Item 7A, “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015. Our exposures to market risks have not changed materially since March 31, 2015.

ITEM 4.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Under the supervision of and with the participation of our management, including the Principal Executive Officer (“PEO”) and Principal Financial Officer (“PFO”), we evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based on that evaluation, including the assessment and input of our management, the PEO and PFO concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that occurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Information regarding our legal proceedings is included in this Form 10-Q in note 9 to our consolidated financial statements titled, "Commitments and Contingencies" and in Item 7 of Part II, titled “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015.
ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS

Please see the description of the proceedings regarding the Combination in note 9 to our consolidated financial statements titled, "Commitments and Contingencies". We believe there have been no other material changes to the risk factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, dated May 27, 2015, that would materially affect our business, results of operations, or financial condition.

ITEM 2.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

During the first quarter of fiscal 2016, we obtained 144,848 of our common shares in connection with stock based compensation award programs. As of June 30, 2015, $86.9 million in common shares remained authorized for repurchase under a single repurchase program which was approved by our Board of Directors and announced on March 14, 2008, authorizing the repurchase of up to $300.0 million of our common shares. This common share repurchase authorization does not have a stated maturity date. The following table summarizes the common share repurchase activity during the first quarter of fiscal 2016 under our common share repurchase program:
 
 
 
(a)
Total Number  of
Shares Purchased
 
(b)
Average Price Paid
Per Share
 
(c)
Total Number  of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
 
(d)
Maximum Dollar Value  of
Shares that May Yet Be
Purchased Under the
Plans at Period End
April 1-30
 

  
$

  

 
$
86,939

May 1-31
 

  

  

 
86,939

June 1-30