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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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Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments

Under ASC 815


Location of Gain or
(Loss) Recognized in
Income on Derivative

   Amount of Gain or
(Loss) Recognized
in Income on

Commodity forward contracts


Currency translation

gain/(loss) and other, net

   $ 2,590   

Euro call option


Currency translation

gain/(loss) and other, net

   $ (82


The Company has agreements with its collars and swap derivative counterparties that contain a provision where if the Company defaults on any of its indebtedness where repayment of the indebtedness has been accelerated by the lender, then the Company could also be declared in default on its derivative obligations.


As of December 31, 2009, the termination value of derivatives in a liability position which includes accrued interest but excludes any adjustment for non-performance risk, related to the outstanding collar and swap agreements was $15,202. The Company has not posted any collateral related to these agreements. If the Company breached any of the default provisions described above, it would be required to settle its obligations under the agreements at their termination value of $15,202.


Concentrations of Credit Risk


Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of derivative financial instruments and accounts receivable.


The Company maintains derivative financial instruments, including interest rate swaps, collars and caps, with major financial institutions of investment grade credit rating and monitors the amount of credit exposure to any one issuer.


The Company is a global business with a diverse revenue mix by geography, customer and end-market. The Company’s subsidiaries in the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region generated 45%, 27% and 28%, respectively, of the Company’s net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009. Additionally, the Company’s largest customer accounted for approximately 7% of its net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009.


The Company sells its products to customers across the appliance, automotive, HVAC, industrial, aerospace, defense, data/telecom and other end-markets. The Company’s net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 was derived from the following end-markets: 22% from European automotive, 15% from appliances and HVAC, 16% from North American automotive, 14% from industrial, 14% from Asia and rest of world automotive, 5% from heavy vehicle off-road and 14% from all other end-markets.


19. Segment Reporting


The Company organizes its business into two reportable segments, sensors and controls, based on differences in products included in each segment. The reportable segments are consistent with how management views the markets served by the Company and the financial information that is reviewed by its chief operating decision maker. The Company manages its sensors and controls businesses as components of an enterprise for which separate information is available and is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, in deciding how to allocate resources and assess performance.


An operating segment’s performance is primarily evaluated based on segment operating income, which excludes share-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and certain corporate costs not associated with the operations of the segment including a portion of depreciation and amortization expenses associated with assets recorded in connection with the Sensata, First Technology Automotive and Airpax acquisitions. In addition, an operating segment’s performance excludes results from discontinued operations. These corporate