As of December 31, 2009, we had commitments to purchase certain raw materials that contain
various commodities, such as gold, silver, copper, nickel and aluminum. In general, the price for these products vary with the market price for the related commodity. In addition, when we place orders for materials we do so in quantities that will
satisfy our production demand for various periods of time. In general, we place these orders for quantities that will satisfy our production demand over a one, two or three month period. We do not have a significant number of long-term supply
contracts that contain fixed-price commitments. Accordingly, we believe that our exposure to a decline in the spot prices for those commodities under contract is not material.
Net cash provided by operating activities for fiscal year 2008 totaled $47.5 million compared to $155.3
million for fiscal year 2007. Changes in operating assets and liabilities for fiscal years 2008 and 2007 totaled $(11.1) million and $41.0 million, respectively. The most significant component to the change in operating assets and liabilities of
$41.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2007 was the increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $45.9 million. The increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses was due to the higher level of overall operating costs and
expenses and improvement surrounding management of disbursements. The improvement in the areas of disbursements was the result of an initiative to improve overall working capital which was put in place after the 2006 Acquisition.
Net cash used in investing activities during fiscal year 2009
totaled $15.1 million compared to $38.7 million during fiscal year 2008 and $355.7 million during fiscal year 2007. Net cash used in investing activities of $15.1 million and $38.7 million during fiscal years 2009 and 2008, respectively, consisted
primarily of capital expenditures partially offset by the sale of assets. Capital expenditures during fiscal years 2009 and 2008 totaled $15.0 million and $41.0 million, respectively. Cash received from the sale of assets during fiscal years 2009
and 2008 totaled $0.6 million and $2.3 million, respectively.
Net cash used in investing activities of $355.7 million during fiscal year 2007 consisted primarily of the acquisitions of Airpax and capital expenditures. During July 2007, STI acquired Airpax for total
consideration of $277.3 million, net of cash received and SMaL Camera for total consideration of $12.0 million. Capital expenditures during fiscal year 2007 totaled $66.7 million and included routine expenditures as well as expenditures associated
with the acquisition and build-out of a new building and real estate at our Malaysian operating subsidiary, Sensata Technologies Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
In 2010, we anticipate spending approximately $35.0 million to $45.0 million on capital expenditures. We anticipate that these capital
expenditures will be funded with cash flow from operations.
cash (used in)/provided by financing activities during fiscal year 2009 totaled $(101.7) million compared to $8.9 million during fiscal year 2008 and $175.7 million for fiscal year 2007. Net cash used in financing activities during fiscal year
2009 consisted primarily of payments to purchase outstanding debt of $57.2 million, in addition to principal payments totaling $15.1 million on our U.S. dollar and Euro-denominated term loan facilities and payments totaling $25.0 million on our
revolving credit facility. The principal amount of the Senior Notes that were repurchased totaled $110.0 million, and the principal amount of the Senior Subordinated Notes that were repurchased totaled 54.3 million (or $72.5 million at the
date of repurchase).
Net cash provided by
financing activities of $8.9 million during fiscal year 2008 consisted primarily of $25.0 million of borrowings under the revolving credit facility, and proceeds received from the financing arrangement associated with our facility in Malaysia
of $12.6 million, partially offset by principal payments totaling $(15.5) million on our U.S. dollar and Euro-denominated term loan facilities, payments of debt issuance costs of $(5.2) million associated with the refinancing of the Senior
Subordinated Term Loan utilized to finance the acquisition of Airpax and payments of $(6.7) million to repurchase 9% Senior Subordinated Notes. The