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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.'s SEC Filings

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC filed this Form S-1/A on 03/09/2010
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Debt Maturities


Remaining mandatory principal repayments of long-term debt, excluding capital lease, other financing obligations and discretionary repurchases of debt, in each of the years ending December 31, 2010 through 2014 and thereafter are as follows:


For the year ending December 31,

   Aggregate Maturities


   $ 15,208











Total long-term debt principal payments

   $ 2,258,892


Compliance with Financial and Non-Financial Covenants


During fiscal year 2009 and as of December 31, 2009, the Company was in compliance with all of the covenants and default provisions associated with its indebtedness.


12. Income Taxes


Effective April 27, 2006 (inception) and concurrent with the 2006 Acquisition, the Company commenced filing tax returns in the Netherlands as a stand-alone entity. Several of the Company’s Dutch resident subsidiaries are taxable entities in the Netherlands and file tax returns under Dutch fiscal unity (i.e., consolidation). On April 30, 2008, the Company’s United States subsidiaries executed a separation and distribution agreement that divided its U.S. sensors and controls businesses currently requiring two separate U.S. consolidated federal income tax returns. Prior to April 30, 2008, the Company filed one consolidated tax return in the United States. The remaining subsidiaries of the Company will file income tax returns, generally on a separate company basis, in the countries in which they are incorporated and/or operate, including the Netherlands, Japan, China, Brazil, South Korea, Malaysia and Mexico. The 2006 Acquisition purchase accounting and the related debt and equity capitalization of the various subsidiaries of the consolidated Company, and the realignment of the functions performed and risks assumed by the various subsidiaries are of significant consequence to the determination of future book and taxable income of the respective subsidiaries and Sensata as a whole.


Since its inception, the Company has incurred tax losses in several jurisdictions including the United States, Japan and the Netherlands, resulting in allowable tax net operating loss carry-forwards. In measuring the related deferred tax assets, the Company considered all available evidence, both positive and negative, to determine whether, based on the weight of that evidence, a valuation allowance is needed for some portion or all of the deferred tax assets. Judgment is required in considering the relative impact of negative and positive evidence. The weight given to the potential effect of negative and positive evidence is commensurate with the extent to which it can be objectively verified. The more negative evidence that exists, the more positive evidence is necessary and the more difficult it is to support a conclusion that a valuation allowance is not needed. Additionally, the Company utilizes the “more likely than not” criteria established in ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes (“ASC 740”), to determine whether the future benefit from the deferred tax assets should be recognized. As a result, the Company established a full valuation allowance on the net operating losses in jurisdictions in which it is more likely than not that such losses will not be utilized in the foreseeable future. The resulting changes in the Company’s valuation allowance is reflected in the rate reconciliation as “losses not tax benefited.”