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CFX Colfax

Filed: 4 Nov 21, 6:13am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended October 1, 2021
OR
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 - 001-34045
Colfax Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 54-1887631
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
2711 Centerville Road,Suite 400 
Wilmington,Delaware19808
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(302)252-9160
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per shareCFXNew York Stock Exchange
5.75% Tangible Equity UnitsCFXANew York Stock Exchange
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   ☑   No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 such files). Yes   ☑  No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer ☑     Accelerated filer ☐        Non-accelerated filer ☐
Smaller reporting company ☐    Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ☐    No  ☑
As of October 1, 2021, there were 154,781,842 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $.001 per share, outstanding.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
            Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
            Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
                 Note 1. General
                 Note 2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
                 Note 3. Discontinued Operations
                 Note 4. Acquisitions
                 Note 5. Revenue
                 Note 6. Net Income Per Share from Continuing Operations
                 Note 7. Income Taxes
                 Note 8. Equity
                 Note 9. Inventories, Net
                 Note 10. Debt
                 Note 11. Accrued Liabilities
                 Note 12. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements
                 Note 13. Commitments and Contingencies
                 Note 14. Segment Information
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
SIGNATURES

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements


COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
Net sales$965,891 $805,931 $2,831,030 $2,242,647 
Cost of sales561,020 461,811 1,636,098 1,309,227 
Gross profit404,871 344,120 1,194,932 933,420 
Selling, general and administrative expense334,424 278,060 977,711 805,984 
Restructuring and other related charges6,457 4,129 15,983 23,589 
Operating income63,990 61,931 201,238 103,847 
Pension settlement gain— — (11,208)— 
Interest expense, net13,540 25,567 57,005 78,647 
Debt extinguishment charges— — 29,870 — 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes50,450 36,364 125,571 25,200 
Income tax expense22,349 19,528 38,421 2,638 
Net income from continuing operations28,101 16,836 87,150 22,562 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes(1,244)(2,641)(10,351)(10,906)
Net income26,857 14,195 76,799 11,656 
Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of taxes1,009 789 3,235 2,243 
Net income attributable to Colfax Corporation$25,848 $13,406 $73,564 $9,413 
Net income (loss) per share - basic
Continuing operations$0.17 $0.12 $0.56 $0.15 
Discontinued operations$(0.01)$(0.02)$(0.07)$(0.08)
Consolidated operations$0.16 $0.10 $0.49 $0.07 
Net income (loss) per share - diluted
Continuing operations$0.17 $0.12 $0.55 $0.15 
Discontinued operations$(0.01)$(0.02)$(0.07)$(0.08)
Consolidated operations$0.16 $0.10 $0.48 $0.07 
    

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
Dollars in thousands
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
Net income$26,857 $14,195 $76,799 $11,656 
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation, net of tax expense of $1,948, $258, $5,124 and $652(57,176)51,610 (101,573)(49,316)
Unrealized gain (loss) on hedging activities, net of tax expense (benefit) of $2,203, $(4,344), $5,709 and $(4,448)6,424 (12,076)16,655 (12,700)
Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss:
Amortization of pension and other post-retirement net actuarial gain, net of tax expense of $327, $330, $958 and $7671,093 1,152 3,193 2,814 
Other comprehensive income (loss)(49,659)40,686 (81,725)(59,202)
Comprehensive income (loss)(22,802)54,881 (4,926)(47,546)
Less: comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest1,373 1,987 2,046 1,192 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Colfax Corporation$(24,175)$52,894 $(6,972)$(48,738)


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts
(Unaudited)
October 1, 2021December 31, 2020
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents$177,482 $97,068 
Trade receivables, less allowance for credit losses of $34,677 and $37,666603,214 517,006 
Inventories, net780,984 564,822 
Prepaid expenses85,540 69,515 
Other current assets78,467 113,418 
Total current assets1,725,687 1,361,829 
Property, plant and equipment, net510,828 486,960 
Goodwill3,497,355 3,314,541 
Intangible assets, net1,726,955 1,663,446 
Lease asset - right of use159,118 173,942 
Other assets352,368 350,831 
Total assets$7,972,311 $7,351,549 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Current portion of long-term debt$14,340 $27,074 
Accounts payable472,499 330,251 
Accrued liabilities488,632 454,333 
Total current liabilities975,471 811,658 
Long-term debt, less current portion1,611,690 2,204,169 
Non-current lease liability127,259 139,230 
Other liabilities627,367 608,618 
Total liabilities3,341,787 3,763,675 
Equity:
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 154,781,842 and 118,496,687 shares issued and outstanding as of October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively155 118 
Additional paid-in capital4,528,097 3,478,008 
Retained earnings590,931 517,367 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(532,642)(452,106)
Total Colfax Corporation equity4,586,541 3,543,387 
Noncontrolling interest43,983 44,487 
Total equity4,630,524 3,587,874 
Total liabilities and equity$7,972,311 $7,351,549 


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts
(Unaudited)
Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossNoncontrolling InterestTotal
SharesAmount
Balance at December 31, 2020118,496,687 $118 $3,478,008 $517,367 $(452,106)$44,487 $3,587,874 
Net income— — — 19,074 — 1,166 20,240 
Distributions to noncontrolling owners— — — — — (1,054)(1,054)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax of $6,840— — — — (39,621)(124)(39,745)
Conversion of tangible equity units into common stock344,412 — — — — — — 
Common stock repurchases(21,082)— (971)— — — (971)
Common stock offering, net of issuance costs16,100,000 16 711,305 — — — 711,321 
Common stock-based award activity677,314 13,403 — — — 13,404 
Balance at April 2, 2021135,597,331 135 4,201,745 536,441 (491,727)44,475 4,291,069 
Net income— — — 28,642 — 1,060 29,702 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax of $473— — — — 9,108 (1,429)7,679 
Conversion of tangible equity units into common stock6,174,000 (6)— — — — 
Common stock repurchases(710)— (32)— — — (32)
Common stock-based award activity571,025 23,541 — — — 23,542 
Balance at July 2, 2021142,341,646 142 4,225,248 565,083 (482,619)44,106 4,351,960 
Net income— — — 25,848 — 1,009 26,857 
Distributions to noncontrolling owners— — — — — (1,496)(1,496)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax of $4,478— — — — (50,023)364 (49,659)
Conversion of tangible equity units into common stock5,537,100 (6)— — — — 
Common stock issued for acquisition, net of issuance costs6,544,522 285,674 — — — 285,681 
Common stock-based award activity358,574 — 17,181 — — — 17,181 
Balance at October 1, 2021154,781,842 $155 $4,528,097 $590,931 $(532,642)$43,983 $4,630,524 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
















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COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts
(Unaudited)
Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossNoncontrolling InterestTotal
SharesAmount
Balance at December 31, 2019118,059,082 $118 $3,445,597 $479,560 $(483,845)$48,198 $3,489,628 
Cumulative effect of accounting change— — — (4,818)— — (4,818)
Net income— — — 4,481 — 1,027 5,508 
Distributions to noncontrolling owners— — — — — (8)(8)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax of $4,644— — — — (158,297)(2,593)(160,890)
Common stock-based award activity268,323 — 8,344 — — — 8,344 
Balance at April 3, 2020118,327,405 118 3,453,941 479,223 (642,142)46,624 3,337,764 
Net income (loss)— — — (8,474)— 427 (8,047)
Distributions to noncontrolling owners— — — — — (3,734)(3,734)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax of $(3,917)— — — — 60,658 344 61,002 
Common stock-based award activity61,608 — 8,591 — — — 8,591 
Balance at July 3, 2020118,389,013 118 3,462,532 470,749 (581,484)43,661 3,395,576 
Net income— — — 13,406 — 789 14,195 
Distributions to noncontrolling owners— — — — — (625)(625)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax of $(3,756)— — — — 39,488 1,198 40,686 
Common stock-based award activity68,166 — 7,637 — — — 7,637 
Balance at October 2, 2020118,457,179 $118 $3,470,169 $484,155 $(541,996)$45,023 $3,457,469 


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Dollars in thousands
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$76,799 $11,656 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, amortization and other impairment charges197,641 181,114 
Stock-based compensation expense26,235 21,642 
Non-cash interest expense3,757 4,253 
Deferred income tax benefit(5,904)(30,946)
(Gain) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment(1,483)523 
Loss on debt extinguishment29,870 — 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade receivables, net(70,407)44,592 
Inventories, net(130,348)28,556 
Accounts payable143,694 (42,869)
Other operating assets and liabilities(9,971)(45,388)
Net cash provided by operating activities259,883 173,133 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(73,595)(81,583)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment2,908 4,929 
Acquisitions, net of cash received, and investments(222,961)(7,477)
Net cash used in investing activities(293,648)(84,131)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payments under term credit facility— (40,000)
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other515,696 794,678 
Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other(409,961)(866,215)
Repayments of borrowings on senior notes(700,000)— 
Payment of debt issuance costs— (4,560)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net738,177 2,930 
Payment of debt extinguishment costs(24,375)— 
Deferred consideration payments and other(7,700)(12,411)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities111,837 (125,578)
Effect of foreign exchange rates on Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash(1,659)(6,633)
Increase (decrease) in Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash76,413 (43,209)
Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted Cash, beginning of period101,069 109,632 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$177,482 $66,423 
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:
Common stock issued for acquisition, net of issuance costs$285,681 $— 
    


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


1. General
Colfax Corporation (the “Company” or “Colfax”) is a leading diversified technology company that provides fabrication technology and medical device products and services to customers around the world, principally under the ESAB and DJO brands. The Company conducts its operations through 2 operating segments, “Fabrication Technology”, which incorporates the operations of ESAB and its related brands, and “Medical Technology”, which incorporates the operations of DJO and its related brands.

On March 4, 2021, the Company announced its intention to separate its fabrication technology and specialty medical technology businesses into two differentiated, independent, and publicly traded companies. The current Colfax entity will retain the specialty medical technology business under a new name, while the fabrication technology business will operate independently under the existing ESAB brand name. The separation is intended to be structured in a tax-free manner and is targeted to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. The assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses of the fabrication technology businesses are included in continuing operations of the Company in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this quarterly report have been prepared by the Company in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial statements. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2020 is derived from the Company’s audited financial statements. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted in accordance with the SEC’s rules and regulations for interim financial statements. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included herein should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and related footnotes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Form 10-K”), filed with the SEC on February 18, 2021.

The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments, which consist solely of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position and results of operations as of and for the periods indicated. Intercompany transactions and accounts are eliminated in consolidation.

The Company makes certain estimates and assumptions in preparing its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the periods presented. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

In the normal course of business, the Company incurs research and development costs related to new product development which are expensed as incurred and included in Selling, general and administrative expense on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Research and development costs were $20.2 million and $61.4 million during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, respectively, and $16.8 million and $49.4 million during the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.

On April 24, 2021, the Company used the proceeds from its March 2021 equity offering to redeem all $600 million of its 2024 senior notes and $100 million of outstanding principal on its 2026 senior notes. The Company paid an early redemption premium of $24.4 million and recorded a loss on the extinguishment of debt of $29.9 million. Additionally, a pension settlement gain of $11.2 million was recognized in the second quarter of 2021 when the independent trustees of a company pension plan agreed to merge that plan with another company pension plan and contribute its surplus assets.

The results of operations for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the full year. Quarterly results are affected by seasonal variations in the Company’s businesses, and European operations typically experience a slowdown during the July, August and December holiday seasons. Medical Technology sales typically peak in the fourth quarter. General economic conditions may, however, impact future seasonal variations.

In December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) was first reported in China. On March 11, 2020, due to worldwide spread of the virus, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in a widespread health crisis, and the resulting impact on governments, businesses and individuals and
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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)



actions taken by them in response to the situation have resulted in widespread economic disruptions, significantly affecting broader economies, financial markets, and overall demand for the Company’s products. While these impacts have lessened in 2021 due to broadening access to COVID-19 vaccines and gradual relaxing of some government-mandated restrictions, the surge of COVID-19 variant viruses in the third quarter of 2021 has led to the reinstatement of restrictions in certain jurisdictions, slowing the overall economic recovery. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused increased uncertainty in estimates and assumptions affecting the reported amounts of assets and liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as the extent and period of recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak and related economic disruption are difficult to forecast. Furthermore, the historical seasonality trends have been disrupted by the commercial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

Accounting Guidance Implemented in 2021
StandardDescriptionEffective Date
ASU 2018-14, Compensation - Retirement Benefits - Defined Benefit Plans - General (Topic 715-20): Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit PlansThe ASU modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

January 1, 2021
ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income TaxesThe ASU eliminates certain exceptions related to the approach for intraperiod tax allocation, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. It also clarifies and simplifies other aspects of accounting for income taxes. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2021 on a prospective basis, and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.January 1, 2021

3. Discontinued Operations

The Company retained certain asbestos-related contingencies and insurance coverages from divested businesses for which it did not retain an interest in the ongoing operations subject to the contingencies. The Company has classified asbestos-related selling, general and administrative activity in its Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations as part of Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes. Asbestos-related costs, net of taxes were $1.1 million and $3.5 million during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, respectively, and $2.0 million and $4.8 million during the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively. See Note 13, “Commitments and Contingencies” for further information.

The Company also recorded Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes of $0.2 million and $6.8 million during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, respectively, and $0.6 million and $6.2 million during the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively, related to its divested air and gas handling business, including a settlement executed in the first quarter of 2021, as well as certain professional, legal, and consulting fees in 2020.

Cash used in operating activities related to discontinued operations for the nine months ended October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020 was $7.2 million and $18.4 million, respectively.

4. Acquisitions

The Company completed 1 acquisition in its Fabrication Technology segment and 5 acquisitions in its Medical Technology segment during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 for net cash consideration of $208.1 million and equity consideration of $285.7 million. The acquisitions are accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting, and accordingly, the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the financial position and results of operations from the respective acquisition date. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of October 1, 2021 reflects our preliminary estimates of fair value and are subject to adjustment. The Company also made 2 investments in medical technology
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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)



businesses during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 for a total of $14.8 million. Both investments are carried at cost, as they do not have a readily determinable fair value.
In the first quarter of 2021, the Medical Technology segment acquired Trilliant Surgical (“Trilliant”), a national provider of foot and ankle orthopedic implants. The product technologies of Trilliant support the Medical Technology segment’s focused expansion into the adjacent foot and ankle market. Trilliant has a broad product portfolio that covers the full universe of foot reconstructive and fixation procedures, and includes the novel Arsenal Foot Plating System, designed for greater flexibility and speed of implant placement. In the second quarter of 2021, the Medical Technology segment acquired MedShape, Inc. (“MedShape”), a provider of innovative surgical solutions for foot and ankle surgeons using its patented superelastic nickel titanium (NiTiNOL) and shape memory polymer technologies. This acquisition further expands the Company's foot and ankle platform. These 2 acquisitions were completed for total consideration, net of cash received, of $205.4 million, subject to certain adjustments. Net working capital and intangible assets acquired represent 8% and 46% of the total consideration exchanged for these 2 acquisitions, respectively, with the residual amount primarily attributable to Goodwill. These amounts, as well as useful lives of the intangible assets, deferred taxes, and property, plant and equipment, are determined based upon certain valuations and studies that have yet to be finalized. The Goodwill acquired in the Trilliant acquisition is deductible for income tax purposes. The estimated proforma annual revenues of these 2 acquisitions are approximately 1% of Colfax’s consolidated revenues.

In the third quarter of 2021, the Medical Technology segment acquired Mathys AG Bettlach (“Mathys”) for total acquisition equity consideration of $285.7 million of Colfax Common stock, which included cash acquired of $14.7 million. Mathys, a Switzerland-based company, develops and distributes innovative products for artificial joint replacement, synthetic bone graft solutions, and sports medicine. The acquisition expands the Medical Technology segment’s reconstructive product portfolio with Mathys’ complimentary surgical solutions and broadens its international customer base.

The following table summarizes the Company’s best initial estimate of the aggregate fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of the Mathys acquisition. These amounts, including inventories, deferred taxes, intangible assets, useful lives of the intangible assets, and property, plant and equipment, are determined based upon certain valuations and studies that have yet to be finalized. Accordingly, the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, as detailed below, are subject to adjustment once the detailed analyses are completed, which could be material. None of the Goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.

July 28, 2021
(In thousands)
Trade receivables$20,050 
Inventories81,809 
Property, plant and equipment37,137 
Goodwill120,127 
Intangible assets93,105 
Accounts payable(4,808)
Other assets and liabilities, net(76,426)
Consideration, net of cash acquired$270,994 

5. Revenue

The Company’s Fabrication Technology segment formulates, develops, manufactures and supplies consumable products and equipment for use in cutting, joining and automated welding, as well as gas control equipment. Substantially all revenue from the Fabrication Technology business is recognized at a point in time. The Company disaggregates its Fabrication Technology revenue into the following product groups:
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
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Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands)
Equipment$192,365 $157,730 $564,971 $443,563 
Consumables413,603 333,767 1,238,929 987,838 
Total$605,968 $491,497 $1,803,900 $1,431,401 

Contracts with customers in the consumables product grouping generally have a shorter fulfillment period than equipment contracts.

The Company’s Medical Technology segment provides products and services spanning the orthopedic continuum of patient care, from injury prevention to rehabilitation. While the Company’s Medical Technology sales are primarily derived from 3 sales channels including dealers and distributors, insurance, and direct to consumers and hospitals, substantially all its revenue is recognized at a point in time.

The Company disaggregates its Medical Technology revenue into the following product groups:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands)
Prevention & Recovery(1)
$260,001 $242,591 $765,207 $626,227 
Reconstructive99,922 71,843 261,923 185,019 
Total$359,923 $314,434 $1,027,130 $811,246 
(1) For the periods presented, the Prevention & Recovery product group includes bone growth stimulation products, which were previously classified as part of the Reconstructive product group.

Given the nature of the Fabrication Technology and Medical Technology businesses, the total amount of unsatisfied performance obligations with an original contract duration of greater than one year as of October 1, 2021 is immaterial.

The nature of the Company’s contracts gives rise to certain types of variable consideration, including rebates, implicit price concessions, and other discounts. The Company includes estimated amounts of variable consideration in the transaction price to the extent that it is probable there will not be a significant reversal of revenue.

In some circumstances, customers are billed in advance of revenue recognition, resulting in contract liabilities. As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, total contract liabilities were $36.6 million and $14.8 million, respectively. During the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, revenue recognized that was included in the contract liability balance at the beginning of the year was $6.3 million and $25.7 million, respectively. During the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, revenue recognized that was included in the contract liability balance at the beginning of the year was $4.5 million and $13.2 million, respectively. As of October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020, total contract liabilities were $30.7 million and $30.4 million, respectively, and were included in Accrued liabilities on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The contract liabilities as of October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2020 included $7.2 million and $11.8 million, respectively, of certain one-time advance payments in the Medical Technology business.

Allowance for Credit Losses

The Company’s estimate of current expected credit losses on trade receivables considers historical credit loss information that is adjusted for current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts. In calculating and applying its current expected credit losses, the Company disaggregates trade receivables into business segments due to risk characteristics unique to each segment given the individual lines of business and market. The business segments are further disaggregated based on either geography or product type.

The Company uses a loss rate methodology in calculating its current expected credit losses, leveraging historical write-offs over a defined lookback period in deriving a historical loss rate. The expected credit loss model further considers current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts using an adjustment for current and projected macroeconomic factors.
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Management identified appropriate macroeconomic indicators based on tangible correlation to historical losses considering the location and risks associated with the Company.

A summary of the activity in the Company’s allowance for credit losses included within Trade receivables in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets is as follows:
Nine Months Ended October 1, 2021
Balance at
Beginning
of Period
Charged to Expense, netWrite-Offs and DeductionsForeign
Currency
Translation
Balance at
End of
Period
(In thousands)
Allowance for credit losses$37,666 $(17)$(2,194)$(778)$34,677 

6. Net Income Per Share from Continuing Operations

Net income per share from continuing operations was computed as follows:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Computation of Net income per share from continuing operations - basic:
Net income from continuing operations attributable to Colfax Corporation (1)
$27,092 $16,047 $83,915 $20,319 
Weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding – basic159,093,384 136,832,909 150,822,061 136,730,112 
Net income per share from continuing operations – basic$0.17 $0.12 $0.56 $0.15 
Computation of Net income per share from continuing operations - diluted:
Net income from continuing operations attributable to Colfax Corporation (1)
$27,092 $16,047 $83,915 $20,319 
Weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding – basic159,093,384 136,832,909 150,822,061 136,730,112 
Net effect of potentially dilutive securities - stock options, restricted stock units and tangible equity units2,073,711 1,257,701 2,076,332 2,339,794 
Weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding – diluted161,167,095 138,090,610 152,898,393 139,069,906 
Net income per share from continuing operations – diluted$0.17 $0.12 $0.55 $0.15 
(1) Net income from continuing operations attributable to Colfax Corporation for the respective periods is calculated using Net income from continuing operations less the income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of taxes, of $1.0 million and $3.2 million for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, respectively, and $0.8 million and $2.2 million for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.

For all periods presented, the weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - basic includes the impact of 18.4 million shares related to the issuance of Colfax’s tangible equity units. During the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, conversions of the Company’s tangible equity units resulted in the issuance of approximately 5.6 million and 12.1 million shares of Colfax common stock, respectively. All issuances of Colfax common stock related to the tangible equity units were converted at the minimum settlement rate 4.0000 shares of common stock for each purchase contract as a result of the Company’s share price. The issued shares are included in the Common stock issued and outstanding as of October 1, 2021. For the nine months ended October 2, 2020, the weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - diluted includes the
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impact of an additional 1.2 million potentially issuable dilutive shares related to Colfax’s tangible equity units as a result of the Company’s share price in March 2020. See Note 8, “Equity” for details.

The weighted-average computation of the dilutive effect of potentially issuable shares of Common stock under the treasury stock method for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 excludes 0.8 million and 1.3 million, respectively, of outstanding stock-based compensation awards as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

The weighted-average computation of the dilutive effect of potentially issuable shares of Common stock under the treasury stock method for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020 excludes 2.8 million and 4.2 million, respectively, of outstanding stock-based compensation awards as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

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7. Income Taxes

During the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $50.5 million and $125.6 million, respectively, while income tax expense was $22.3 million and $38.4 million, respectively. The effective tax rates were 44.3% and 30.6% for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, respectively, which both differed from the 2021 U.S. federal statutory rate of 21% mainly due to withholding taxes, U.S. tax on international operations, and other non-deductible expenses offset in part by the effective settlements on uncertain tax positions, a benefit from U.S. state tax losses, and U.S. tax credits. The effective tax rate for the three months ended October 1, 2021 was primarily impacted by the relative unfavorable increase in U.S. tax on international operations due to lower U.S. forecasted income and increased taxable foreign exchange gains as compared to the three months ended July 2, 2021 and nine months ended October 1, 2021.

During the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $36.4 million and $25.2 million, respectively, while income tax expense was $19.5 million and $2.6 million, respectively. The effective tax rates were 53.7% and 10.5% for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively. The effective tax rate for the three months ended October 2, 2020 differed from the 2020 U.S. federal statutory rate of 21% mainly due to the net impact of additional U.S. tax on international operations, withholding taxes, and certain non-deductible expenses. These unfavorable impacts were partially offset by the impact of U.S. tax credits, benefit from U.S. state tax losses, and the realization of tax benefits associated with effective settlements on uncertain tax positions. The effective tax rate for the nine months ended October 2, 2020 differed from the 2020 U.S. federal statutory rate of 21%, mainly due to the net impact of U.S. tax credits and benefits from U.S. state tax losses, a discrete tax benefit associated with the filing of timely elected changes to U.S. Federal tax returns to credit rather than to deduct foreign taxes, the impact of an enacted law change in India, and the realization of tax benefits associated with effective settlements on uncertain tax positions. These favorable impacts were partially offset by the impact of additional U.S. tax on international operations, withholding taxes, and certain non-deductible expenses. In conjunction with the filing of the timely elected changes to credit rather than to deduct foreign taxes, the Company obtained additional foreign tax credit carryforwards. The Company evaluated all positive and negative evidence in determining the realizability of these deferred tax assets and based on such evidence, concluded a full valuation allowance was needed.
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8. Equity

Common Stock

On March 19, 2021, the Company completed the underwritten public offering of 16.1 million shares of Colfax Common stock at a price to the public of $46.00 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $711.3 million, after deducting offering expenses and underwriters’ discount and commissions.

On July 28, 2021, the Company issued 6.5 million shares of Colfax Common stock to the former shareholders of Mathys for acquisition consideration of $285.7 million.

Share Repurchase Program

In 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of shares of the Company’s Common stock from time-to-time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. No repurchases of the Company’s Common stock have been made under this plan since the third quarter of 2018. As of October 1, 2021, the remaining stock repurchase authorization provided by the Board of Directors was $100 million. The timing, amount and method of shares repurchased is determined by management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. There is no term associated with the remaining repurchase authorization.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

The following tables present the changes in the balances of each component of Accumulated other comprehensive loss including reclassifications out of Accumulated other comprehensive loss for the nine months ended October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020. All amounts are net of tax and noncontrolling interest, if any.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Components
Net Unrecognized Pension and Other Post-Retirement Benefit CostForeign Currency Translation AdjustmentUnrealized Gain on Hedging ActivitiesTotal
(In thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2020$(112,783)$(360,977)$21,654 $(452,106)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications:
Foreign currency translation adjustment1,089 (124,824)(2,582)(126,317)
Gain on long-term intra-entity foreign currency transactions— 25,933 — 25,933 
Gain on net investment hedges— — 16,655 16,655 
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications1,089 (98,891)14,073 (83,729)
Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss3,193 — — 3,193 
Net Other comprehensive income (loss)4,282 (98,891)14,073 (80,536)
Balance at October 1, 2021$(108,501)$(459,868)$35,727 $(532,642)


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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Components
Net Unrecognized Pension and Other Post-Retirement Benefit CostForeign Currency Translation AdjustmentUnrealized Gain on Hedging ActivitiesTotal
(In thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2019$(106,500)$(421,889)$44,544 $(483,845)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications:
Foreign currency translation adjustment(389)(31,747)1,894 (30,242)
Loss on long-term intra-entity foreign currency transactions— (18,023)— (18,023)
Loss on net investment hedges— — (12,700)(12,700)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications(389)(49,770)(10,806)(60,965)
Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss2,814 — — 2,814 
Net Other comprehensive income (loss)2,425 (49,770)(10,806)(58,151)
Balance at October 2, 2020$(104,075)$(471,659)$33,738 $(541,996)

Tangible equity unit (“TEU”) offering

On January 11, 2019, the Company issued 4.6 million TEUs at the stated amount of $100 per unit. Net cash of $447.7 million was received upon closing. A portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the TEUs were allocated initially to equity (the “TEU prepaid stock purchase contracts”) and debt (the “TEU amortizing notes”) based on the relative fair value of the respective components of each TEU. See Note 10, “Debt” for further information regarding the TEU amortizing notes.
TEU prepaid stock purchase contracts

Unless previously settled at the holder’s option, for each TEU prepaid stock purchase contract the Company will deliver to holders on January 15, 2022 (subject to postponement in certain limited circumstances, the “mandatory settlement date”) a number of shares of common stock. The number of shares of common stock issuable upon settlement of each purchase contract (the “settlement rate”) will be determined using the arithmetic average of the volume average weighted price for the 20 consecutive trading days beginning on, and including, the 21st scheduled trading day immediately preceding January 15, 2022 (“the Applicable Market Value”) with reference to the following settlement rates:

if the Applicable Market Value of the common stock is greater than the threshold appreciation price of $25.00, the holder will receive 4.0000 shares of common stock for each purchase contract;
if the Applicable Market Value of the common stock is greater than or equal to the reference price of $20.81, but less than or equal to the threshold appreciation price of $25.00, the holder will receive a number of shares of common stock for each purchase contract having a value, based on the Applicable Market Value, equal to $100; and
if the Applicable Market Value of the common stock is less than the reference price of $20.81, the holder will receive 4.8054 shares of common stock for each purchase contract.

Earnings per share impact of TEU prepaid stock purchase contracts

Unless the TEU prepaid stock purchase contracts are redeemed by the Company or settled earlier at the unit holder’s option, they are mandatorily convertible into shares of Colfax common stock at not less than 4.0000 shares per purchase contract or more than 4.8054 shares per purchase contract on January 15, 2022. This corresponds to not less than 18.4 million shares and not more than 22.1 million shares at the maximum. The 18.4 million minimum shares are included in the calculation of weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - basic. The difference between the minimum and maximum shares represents potentially dilutive securities. The Company includes them in its calculation of weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - diluted on a pro rata basis to the extent the effect is not anti-dilutive and the average Applicable Market Value is higher than the reference price but is less than the threshold appreciation price. During the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, 1.4 million and 3.0 million TEU prepaid stock purchase contracts were settled at the holder’s option
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into approximately 5.6 million and 12.1 million shares of Colfax common stock, respectively, at a conversion rate of 4.0 shares per contract.

9. Inventories, Net

Inventories, net consisted of the following:
October 1, 2021December 31, 2020
(In thousands)
Raw materials$138,421 $110,848 
Work in process66,012 40,517 
Finished goods650,927 476,297 
855,360 627,662 
Less: allowance for excess, slow-moving and obsolete inventory(74,376)(62,840)
$780,984 $564,822 

10. Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following:
October 1, 2021December 31, 2020
(In thousands)
Term loan$782,216 $781,557 
Euro senior notes403,234 425,045 
2024 and 2026 notes297,780 991,319 
TEU amortizing notes12,875 31,251 
Revolving credit facilities and other129,925 2,071 
Total debt1,626,030 2,231,243 
Less: current portion(14,340)(27,074)
Long-term debt$1,611,690 $2,204,169 
    
Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility

The Company’s credit agreement (the “Credit Facility”) by and among the Company, as the borrower, certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company, as guarantors, each of the lenders party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, Citizens Bank, N.A., as syndication agent, and the co-documentation agents named therein consists of a $975 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) and a Term A-1 loan with an initial aggregate principal amount of $825 million (the “Term Loan”), each with a maturity date of December 6, 2024. The Revolver contains a $50 million swing line loan sub-facility. Certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company guarantee the obligations under the Credit Facility.

The Credit Facility contains customary covenants limiting the ability of Colfax and its subsidiaries to, among other things, incur debt or liens, merge or consolidate with others, dispose of assets, make investments or pay dividends. In addition, the Credit Facility contains financial covenants requiring Colfax to maintain (subject to certain exceptions) (i) a maximum total leverage ratio, calculated as the ratio of Consolidated Net Debt (as defined in the Credit Facility) to EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Facility) of 4.50:1.00 for the quarter ending September 30, 2021, 4.25:1.00 for the quarters ending December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022, 4.00:1.00 for the quarters ending June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022, and 3.50:1.00 as of December 31, 2022 and for each fiscal quarter ending thereafter, and (ii) a minimum interest coverage ratio of 3.00:1.00 for the quarters ending September 30, 2021 and thereafter. The Credit Facility also includes a “springing” collateral provision (based upon the Gross Leverage Ratio as defined in the Credit Facility) which requires the obligations under the Credit Facility to be secured by substantially all personal property of Colfax and its U.S. subsidiaries and the equity of its first tier foreign subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions, in the event Colfax’s gross leverage ratio under the Credit Facility is greater than 5.00:1.00 as of the last day of any fiscal quarter. The Credit Facility contains various events of default (including failure to comply with the covenants under the Credit Facility and related agreements) and upon an event of default the lenders may, subject to various customary cure rights, require the immediate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Term Loan and the Revolver. As of October 1, 2021, the Company was in compliance with the covenants under the Credit Facility.
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As of October 1, 2021, the weighted-average interest rate of borrowings under the Credit Facility was 1.59%, excluding accretion of original issue discount and deferred financing fees, and there was $850 million available on the Revolver.

Euro Senior Notes

The Company has senior unsecured notes with an aggregate principal amount of €350 million (the “Euro Notes”). The Euro Notes are due in April 2025, have an interest rate of 3.25% and are guaranteed by certain of our domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantees”). The Euro Notes and the Guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction.

TEU Amortizing Notes

Each TEU amortizing note has an initial principal amount of $15.6099, bears interest at a rate of 6.50% per annum, and has equal quarterly cash installments of $1.4375 per TEU amortizing note with a final installment payment date of January 15, 2022. The quarterly cash installment constitutes a payment of interest and a partial repayment of principal. The Company paid $18.6 million and $17.4 million of principal on the TEU amortizing notes in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020, respectively. The TEU amortizing notes are the direct, unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the Company and rank equally with all of the existing and future other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Company. For more information on the TEUs, refer to Note 8, “Equity.”

2024 Notes and 2026 Notes

The Company had senior notes with an initial aggregate principal amount of $600 million (the “2024 Notes”), which were due on February 15, 2024 and had an interest rate of 6.0%. The Company has senior notes with an aggregate initial principal amount of $400 million (the “2026 Notes”), which are due on February 15, 2026 and have an interest rate of 6.375%. The 2026 Notes are guaranteed by certain domestic subsidiaries of the Company.

On April 24, 2021, the Company redeemed all $600 million outstanding principal amount of its 2024 Notes and $100 million of the outstanding principal amount of its 2026 Notes for $724.4 million. The 2024 Notes were redeemed at a redemption price of 103.000% of their principal amount and the 2026 Notes were redeemed at a redemption price of 106.375% of their principal amount, plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest through the date of redemption. In the second quarter of 2021, a net loss on the early extinguishment of debt of $29.9 million was recorded and included $24.4 million of call premium on the retired debt.

Other Indebtedness

In addition to the debt agreements discussed above, the Company is party to various bilateral credit facilities with a borrowing capacity of $170.0 million. As of October 1, 2021, there were no outstanding borrowings under these facilities.

The Company is party to letter of credit facilities with an aggregate capacity of $292.9 million. Total letters of credit of $34.6 million were outstanding as of October 1, 2021.

Deferred Financing Fees

In total, deferred financing fees related to the Company’s debt activities were $13.3 million as of October 1, 2021, which will be charged to Interest expense, net, primarily using the effective interest method, over the life of the applicable debt agreements.


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11. Accrued Liabilities

Accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets consisted of the following:
October 1, 2021December 31, 2020
(In thousands)
Accrued compensation and related benefits$136,759 $98,455 
Accrued taxes53,614 57,286 
Accrued asbestos-related liability47,412 41,626 
Warranty liability - current portion17,594 15,543 
Accrued restructuring liability - current portion7,784 7,889 
Accrued third-party commissions30,352 25,480 
Customer advances and billings in excess of costs incurred30,707 36,737 
Lease liability - current portion35,857 39,695 
Accrued interest8,364 27,153 
Other120,189 104,469 
$488,632 $454,333 

Warranty Liability
The activity in the Company’s warranty liability consisted of the following:
Nine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands)
Warranty liability, beginning of period$15,543 $15,528 
Accrued warranty expense7,262 5,613 
Changes in estimates related to pre-existing warranties1,401 1,108 
Cost of warranty service work performed(6,716)(7,003)
Acquisition-related liability1,092 — 
Foreign exchange translation effect(277)(255)
Warranty liability, end of period (1)
$18,305 $14,991 
(1) As of October 1, 2021, $17.6 million of the Company’s Warranty liability was included in Accrued expenses, whereas $0.7 million of the Company’s Warranty liability was included in Other liabilities on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
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Accrued Restructuring Liability

The Company’s restructuring programs include a series of actions to reduce the structural costs of the Company. A summary of the activity in the Company’s restructuring liability included in Accrued liabilities and Other liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets is as follows:
Nine Months Ended October 1, 2021
Balance at Beginning of PeriodProvisionsPaymentsForeign Currency Translation
Balance at End of Period(3)
(In thousands)
Restructuring and other related charges:
Fabrication Technology:
Termination benefits(1)
$5,336 $4,572 $(4,611)$(43)$5,254 
Facility closure costs(2)
591 5,186 (5,555)(18)204 
5,927 9,758 (10,166)(61)5,458 
Non-cash charges(2)
1,033 
10,791 
Medical Technology:
Termination benefits(1)
1,884 2,728 (2,149)(9)2,454 
Facility closure costs and other(2)
297 2,464 (2,735)— 26 
2,181 5,192 (4,884)(9)2,480 
Non-cash charges(2)
— 
5,192 
Total Colfax Corporation:
Total restructuring liability activity$8,108 14,950 $(15,050)$(70)$7,938 
Total Non-cash charges1,033 
$15,983 
(1) Includes severance and other termination benefits, including outplacement services.
(2) Includes the cost of relocating associates, relocating equipment and lease termination expense in connection with the closure of facilities. 
(3) As of October 1, 2021, $7.8 million of the Company’s restructuring liability was included in Accrued liabilities, whereas less than $0.2 million of the Company’s restructuring liability was included in Other liabilities.


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12. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

The carrying values of financial instruments, including Trade receivables and Accounts payable, approximate their fair values due to their short-term maturities. The $1.6 billion and $2.3 billion estimated fair value of the Company’s debt as of October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, was based on current interest rates for similar types of borrowings and is in Level Two of the fair value hierarchy. The estimated fair values may not represent actual values of the financial instruments that could be realized as of the balance sheet date or that will be realized in the future.

A summary of the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value for each fair value hierarchy level for the periods presented is as follows:
October 1, 2021
Level
One
Level
Two
Level
Three
Total
(In thousands)
Assets:
 Cash equivalents$5,044 $— $— $5,044 
 Foreign currency contracts - not designated as hedges— 2,025 — 2,025 
 Deferred compensation plans— 12,695 — 12,695 
$5,044 $14,720 $— $19,764 
Liabilities:
 Foreign currency contracts - not designated as hedges$— $4,159 $— $4,159 
 Deferred compensation plans— 12,695 — 12,695 
$— $16,854 $— $16,854 

December 31, 2020
Level
One
Level
Two
Level
Three
Total
(In thousands)
Assets:
 Cash equivalents$7,420 $— $— $7,420 
 Foreign currency contracts - not designated as hedges— 2,194 — 2,194 
 Deferred compensation plans— 10,881 — 10,881 
$7,420 $13,075 $— $20,495 
Liabilities:
 Foreign currency contracts - not designated as hedges$— $1,781 $— $1,781 
 Deferred compensation plans— 10,881 — 10,881 
$— $12,662 $— $12,662 

There were no transfers in or out of Level One, Two or Three during the nine months ended October 1, 2021.

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Foreign Currency Contracts

As of October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had foreign currency contracts related to purchases and sales with notional values of $310.6 million and $250.4 million, respectively.

The Company recognized the following in its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements related to its derivative instruments:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands)
Contracts Designated as Hedges:
Unrealized gain (loss) on net investment hedges(1)
$6,424 $(14,456)$16,655 $(12,700)
Contracts Not Designated in a Hedge Relationship:
Foreign Currency Contracts
  Unrealized gain (loss)(2,134)(894)(7,023)1,479 
  Realized gain (loss)(1,355)132 64 (1,022)
(1) The unrealized gain (loss) on net investment hedges is attributable to the change in valuation of Euro denominated debt.

Restricted Cash

Financial instruments also include Restricted cash. Cash and cash equivalents that are restricted as to withdrawal or use under the terms of certain contractual agreements are excluded from Cash and cash equivalents in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Restricted cash as of December 31, 2020 was related to an acquisition which closed in the first quarter of 2021 and was recorded as a component of Other current assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The following table summarizes the Company’s Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash:

October 1, 2021December 31, 2020
(In thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents$177,482 $97,068 
Restricted cash— 4,001 
Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash$177,482 $101,069 



13. Commitments and Contingencies

For further description of the Company’s litigation and contingencies, reference is made to Note 18, “Commitments and Contingencies” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in the Company’s 2020 Form 10-K. Since the Company did not retain an interest in the ongoing operations of its divested businesses, the retained asbestos-related activity has been classified in its Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations as a component of Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes.
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Asbestos Contingencies

Asbestos-related claims activity since December 31 is as follows:
Nine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(Number of claims)
Claims unresolved, beginning of period14,809 16,299 
Claims filed(1)
3,238 2,898 
Claims resolved(2)
(3,504)(3,712)
Claims unresolved, end of period14,543 15,485 
(1) Claims filed include all asbestos claims for which notification has been received or a file has been opened.
(2) Claims resolved include all asbestos claims that have been settled, dismissed or that are in the process of being settled or dismissed based upon agreements or understandings in place with counsel for the claimants.

The Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets included the following amounts related to asbestos-related litigation:
October 1, 2021December 31, 2020
(In thousands)
Long-term asbestos insurance asset(1)
$230,506 $232,712 
Long-term asbestos insurance receivable(1)
23,996 31,815 
Accrued asbestos liability(2)
47,412 41,626 
Long-term asbestos liability(3)
244,063 253,144 
(1) Included in Other assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(2) Represents current accruals for probable and reasonably estimable asbestos-related liability costs that the Company believes the subsidiaries will pay, and unpaid legal costs related to defending themselves against asbestos-related liability claims and legal action against the Company’s insurers, which is included in Accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(3) Included in Other liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Management’s analyses are based on currently known facts and assumptions. Projecting future events, such as new claims to be filed each year, the average cost of resolving each claim, coverage issues among layers of insurers, the method in which losses will be allocated to the various insurance policies, interpretation of the effect on coverage of various policy terms and limits and their interrelationships, the continuing solvency of various insurance companies, the amount of remaining insurance available, as well as the numerous uncertainties inherent in asbestos litigation could cause the actual liabilities and insurance recoveries to be higher or lower than those projected or recorded which could materially affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flow.

General Litigation

The Company is involved in other pending legal proceedings arising out of the ordinary course of the Company’s business. None of these legal proceedings are expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, results of operations or cash flow of the Company. With respect to these proceedings and the litigation and claims described in the preceding paragraphs, management of the Company believes that it will either prevail, has adequate insurance coverage or has established appropriate accruals to cover potential liabilities. Any costs that management estimates may be paid related to these proceedings or claims are accrued when the liability is considered probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated. There can be no assurance, however, as to the ultimate outcome of any of these matters, and if all or substantially all of these legal proceedings were to be determined adverse to the Company, there could be a material adverse effect on the financial condition, results of operations or cash flow of the Company.

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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)



14. Segment Information

The Company conducts its continuing operations through the Fabrication Technology and Medical Technology operating segments, which also represent the Company’s reportable segments.

Fabrication Technology - a leading global supplier of consumable products and equipment for use in cutting, joining and automated welding, as well as gas control equipment, providing a wide range of products with innovative technologies to solve challenges in a wide range of industries.

Medical Technology - a leader in orthopedic solutions, providing devices, software and services spanning the full continuum of patient care, from injury prevention to joint replacement to rehabilitation.
Certain amounts not allocated to the 2 reportable segments and intersegment eliminations are reported under the heading “Corporate and other.” The Company’s management evaluates the operating results of each of its reportable segments based upon Net sales and segment operating income (loss), which represents Operating income (loss) before Restructuring and other related charges and European Union Medical Devices Regulation (“MDR”) and other costs.

The Company’s segment results were as follows:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands)
Net sales:
     Fabrication Technology$605,968 $491,497 $1,803,900 $1,431,401 
Medical Technology359,923 314,434 1,027,130 811,246 
$965,891 $805,931 $2,831,030 $2,242,647 
Segment operating income (loss)(1):
     Fabrication Technology$90,604 $63,058 $267,306 $175,703 
Medical Technology10,845 22,869 31,254 5,877 
     Corporate and other(29,100)(15,079)(75,765)(44,730)
$72,349 $70,848 $222,795 $136,850 
(1) Following is a reconciliation of Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes to segment operating income:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(In thousands)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes$50,450 $36,364 $125,571 $25,200 
Pension settlement gain— — (11,208)— 
Interest expense, net13,540 25,567 57,005 78,647 
Debt extinguishment charges— — 29,870 — 
Restructuring and other related charges(1)
6,457 6,328 15,983 28,514 
MDR and other costs(2)
1,902 2,589 5,574 4,489 
Segment operating income$72,349 $70,848 $222,795 $136,850 
(1) Restructuring and other related charges includes $2.2 million and $4.9 million of expense classified as Cost of sales on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.
(2) Primarily related to costs specific to compliance with medical device reporting regulations and other requirements of the European Union MDR. These costs are classified as Selling, general and administrative expense on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for all periods presented.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion of the financial condition and results of operations of Colfax Corporation (“Colfax,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” and “us”) should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related footnotes included in Part I. Item 1. “Financial Statements” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended October 1, 2021 (this “Form 10-Q”) and the Consolidated Financial Statements and related footnotes included in Part II. Item 8. “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Form 10-K”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 18, 2021.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements contained in this Form 10-Q that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date this Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed to be forward-looking statements, including statements regarding: the intended separation of our fabrication and medical technology businesses into two differentiated, independent publicly traded companies (the “Separation”; See the section below entitled “The Separation” under “Results of Operations – Items Affecting Comparability of Reported Results” for further description); the timing and method of the Separation; the anticipated benefits of the Separation; the expected financial and operating performance of, and future opportunities for, each company following the Separation; the tax treatment of the Separation; the leadership of each company following the Separation; the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, including the rise, prevalence and severity of variants of the virus, the actions by governments, businesses and individuals in response to the situation, on the global and regional economies, financial markets, and overall demand for our products; projections of revenue, profit margins, expenses, tax provisions and tax rates, earnings or losses from operations, impact of foreign exchange rates, cash flows, pension and benefit obligations and funding requirements, synergies or other financial items; plans, strategies and objectives of our management for future operations including statements relating to potential acquisitions, compensation plans or purchase commitments; developments, performance or industry or market rankings relating to products or services; future economic conditions or performance; the outcome of outstanding claims or legal proceedings including asbestos-related liabilities and insurance coverage litigation; potential gains and recoveries of costs; assumptions underlying any of the foregoing; and any other statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future (see Part II. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in this form 10-Q for further discussion of risks related to the Separation). Forward-looking statements may be, but not always, characterized by terminology such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “should,” “would,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “positioned,” “strategy,” “targets,” “aims,” “seeks,” “sees,” and similar expressions. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by our management as of the filing date of this Form 10-Q in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe to be appropriate. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially due to numerous factors, including but not limited to the following:

risks related to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, including the rise, prevalence and severity of variants of the virus, actions by governments, businesses and individuals in response to the situation, such as the scope and duration of the outbreak, the nature and effectiveness of government actions and restrictive measures implemented in response, delays and cancellations of medical procedures, supply chain disruptions, the impact on creditworthiness and financial viability of customers, and other impacts on our business and ability to execute business continuity plans;

risks related to the proposed Separation, targeted for the first quarter of 2022, including the uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals and a favorable tax opinion and/or U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) ruling, our ability to satisfactorily complete steps necessary for the Separation and related transactions for the Separation to be generally tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes, the ability to satisfy the necessary conditions to complete the Separation on a timely basis, or at all, our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Separation, developments related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Separation and the financial and operating performance of each company following the Separation, and final approval of the Separation by our board of directors;

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changes in the general economy, as well as the cyclical nature of the markets we serve;

supply chain constraints and backlogs, including risks affecting raw material, part and component availability, labor shortages and inefficiencies, freight and logistical challenges, and inflation in raw material, part, component, freight and delivery costs;

volatility in the commodity markets and certain commodity prices, including oil and steel, due to economic disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and various geopolitical events;

our ability to identify, finance, acquire and successfully integrate attractive acquisition targets;

our exposure to unanticipated liabilities resulting from acquisitions;

our ability and the ability of our customers to access required capital at a reasonable cost;

our ability to accurately estimate the cost of or realize savings from our restructuring programs;

the amount of and our ability to estimate our asbestos-related liabilities;

the solvency of our insurers and the likelihood of their payment for asbestos-related costs;

material disruptions at any of our manufacturing facilities;

noncompliance with various laws and regulations associated with our international operations, including anti-bribery laws, export control regulations and sanctions and embargoes;

risks associated with our international operations, including risks from trade protection measures and other changes in trade relations;

risks associated with the representation of our employees by trade unions and work councils;

our exposure to product liability claims;

potential costs and liabilities associated with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations;

failure to maintain, protect and defend our intellectual property rights;

the loss of key members of our leadership team;

restrictions in our principal credit facility that may limit our flexibility in operating our business;

impairment in the value of intangible assets;

the funding requirements or obligations of our defined benefit pension plans and other postretirement benefit plans;

significant movements in foreign currency exchange rates;

new regulations and customer preferences reflecting an increased focus on environmental, social and governance issues, including new regulations related to the use of conflict minerals;
service interruptions, data corruption, cyber-based attacks or network security breaches affecting our information technology infrastructure;

risks arising from changes in technology;

the competitive environment in our industries;
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changes in our tax rates, realizability of deferred tax assets, or exposure to additional income tax liabilities, including the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”);

our ability to manage and grow our business and execution of our business and growth strategies;

the level of capital investment and expenditures by our customers in our strategic markets;

our financial performance;

difficulties and delays in integrating or fully realizing projected cost savings and benefits of our acquisitions; and

other risks and factors, listed in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in Part I of our 2020 Form 10-K and Part II. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in this Form 10-Q.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise, prevalence and severity of variants of the virus and actions by governments, businesses and individuals in response to the situation, may give rise or contribute to or amplify the risks associated with many of these factors.

Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ materially from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date this Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC. We do not assume any obligation and do not intend to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law. See Part I. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our 2020 Form 10-K and Part II. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in this Form 10-Q for a further discussion regarding some of the reasons that actual results may be materially different from those that we anticipate.


Overview

Please see Part I, Item 1. “Business” in our 2020 Form 10-K for a discussion of Colfax’s objectives and methodologies for delivering shareholder value.

Colfax conducts its operations through two operating segments: Fabrication Technology and Medical Technology.

Fabrication Technology - a leading global supplier of consumable products and equipment for use in the cutting, joining and automated welding, as well as gas control equipment, providing a wide range of products with innovative technologies to solve challenges in a wide range of industries.

Medical Technology - a leader in orthopedic solutions, providing devices, software and services spanning the full continuum of patient care, from injury prevention to joint replacement to rehabilitation.

Certain amounts not allocated to the two reportable segments and intersegment eliminations are reported under the heading “Corporate and other.”

We have a global footprint, with production facilities in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. We serve a global customer base across multiple markets through a combination of direct sales and third-party distribution channels. Our customer base is highly diversified in the medical and industrial end markets.

Integral to our operations is Colfax Business System (“CBS”), our business management system. CBS is our culture and includes our values and behaviors, a comprehensive set of tools, and repeatable, teachable processes that we use to drive continuous improvement and create superior value for our customers, shareholders and associates. We believe that our management team’s access to, and experience in, the application of the CBS methodology is one of our primary competitive strengths.

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Results of Operations

The following discussion of Results of Operations addresses the comparison of the periods presented. Our management evaluates the operating results of each of its reportable segments based upon Net sales, Segment operating income, which represents Operating income before Restructuring and other related charges and European Union Medical Devices Regulation (“MDR”) costs, and Adjusted EBITA as defined in the “Non-GAAP Measures” section.

Items Affecting Comparability of Reported Results

The comparability of our operating results for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 to the comparable periods in 2020 is affected by the number of selling days for each region and the following other significant items:

Recent Events

During the second quarter of 2021, we used the proceeds from our March 2021 equity offering to redeem all $600 million of our 2024 senior notes and $100 million of outstanding principal on our 2026 senior notes. We paid an early redemption premium of $24.4 million and recorded a loss on the extinguishment of debt of $29.9 million. Additionally, we recognized a pension settlement gain of $11.2 million in the second quarter of 2021 when the independent trustees of a company pension plan agreed to merge that plan with another company pension plan and contribute its surplus assets.

The Separation

We currently report our operations through our Fabrication Technology and Medical Technology segments. These businesses operate in distinct markets, with unique business opportunities and investment requirements. On March 4, 2021, we announced the intention to separate these businesses into two differentiated, independent publicly traded companies. The Chairman of our board of directors and co-founder of Colfax, Mitchell P. Rales, is expected to serve on the boards of directors of both companies.

We expect that the Separation will allow each company to: (1) optimize capital allocation for internal investment, mergers and acquisitions, and return of capital to shareholders; (2) tailor investment to its specific business profile and strategic priorities in the most efficient manner possible; (3) increase operating flexibility and resources to capitalize on growth opportunities in its respective markets; and (4) improve both investor alignment with its clear value proposition and the ability for investors to value it based on its distinct strategic, operational and financial characteristics. The Separation would also provide each company with an appropriately valued acquisition currency that could be used for larger, transformational transactions.

We continue to make progress on the Separation and are targeting its completion in the first quarter of 2022. Completion of the Separation is subject to, among other things, completion of financing and other transactions on satisfactory terms, other steps necessary to qualify the Separation as a tax-free transaction, receipt of regulatory approvals, a favorable tax opinion and/or IRS ruling and final approval from our board of directors. There can be no assurance regarding the form and timing of the Separation or its completion. Details regarding the Separation will be included in our future filings with the SEC.

Please see Part II. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in this Form 10-Q for further discussion of the Company’s risks relating to the Separation.

The COVID-19 Pandemic

In December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) was first reported in China. On March 11, 2020, due to worldwide spread of the virus, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in a widespread health crisis, and the resulting impact on governments, businesses and individuals and actions taken by them in response to the situation resulted in widespread economic disruptions, significantly affecting broader economies, financial markets, and overall demand for our products.

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, we have taken actions to adopt social distancing policies at our locations around the world, including working from home, reducing the number of people in our sites at any one time, and suspending or restricting employee travel. In an effort to contain COVID-19 or slow its spread, governments around the world have enacted measures throughout 2020 and into 2021, including periodically closing businesses not deemed “essential,”
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isolating residents to their homes, limiting access to healthcare, curtailing activities including sporting events, and practicing social distancing. Increased access to vaccinations has contributed to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in certain jurisdictions, resulting in some or all restrictions being lifted in a number of jurisdictions around the world, allowing a return to more normal activity and operational levels during the first half of 2021. However, the emergence and subsequent spread of COVID-19 variants has led to the reinstatement of certain restrictions, which slowed the pace of recovery during the third quarter of 2021.

During 2020, we implemented a broad range of temporary actions to mitigate the effects of lower sales levels including temporarily reducing salaries, furloughing and laying-off employees, significantly curtailing discretionary expenses, re-phasing of capital expenditures, reducing supplier purchase levels and / or prices, adjusting working capital practices and other measures. As sales volumes have improved in 2021, these measures have been removed.

As reflected in the discussions that follow, the pandemic and actions taken in response to it have had a variety of impacts on our results of operations during 2020 and 2021. In 2020, the pandemic began to impact our financial results in March, with the most severe financial impact occurring in the second quarter. Subsequently, we observed a partial recovery in the second half of 2020. The surge in COVID-19 cases in the fourth quarter of 2020 contributed to certain jurisdictions putting further restrictions into place, which slowed recovery in the fourth quarter of 2020, and the impact continued into the beginning of the first quarter of 2021, after which sales volumes began to normalize through the second quarter of 2021. Recovery of sales volumes slowed in the third quarter of 2021 due to increased restrictions in certain jurisdictions as a result of the spread of COVID-19 variants.

We continue to monitor the evolving situation and guidance from international and domestic authorities, including national and local public health authorities, and may take additional actions based on their recommendations. In these circumstances, there may be developments outside our control that require us to further adjust our operations. Given the continued dynamic nature of this situation, including the rise, prevalence and severity of variants of the virus, we cannot reasonably estimate the full impacts of COVID-19 on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows in the future.

COVID-19 and other market dynamics have caused widespread supply chain challenges due to labor, raw material, and component shortages. As a result, we have experienced supply constraints in our businesses, which have led to cost inflation and logistics delays. We are taking actions in an effort to mitigate impacts to our supply chain, however, we expect these pressures to continue.

Please see Part II. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our 2020 Form 10-K for a further discussion of some of the risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategic Acquisitions

We complement our organic growth plans with strategic acquisitions. Acquisitions can significantly affect our reported results, and we report the change in our Net sales between periods both from existing and acquired businesses. The change in Net sales due to acquisitions for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 presented in this filing represents the incremental sales subsequent to the beginning of the prior year periods.

We completed one acquisition in our Fabrication Technology segment and five acquisitions in our Medical Technology segment during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 for net cash consideration of $208.1 million and equity consideration of $285.7 million. The largest of these acquisitions were in our Medical Technology segment, which includes Trilliant Surgical, a national provider of foot and ankle orthopedic implants; MedShape, Inc., a provider of innovative surgical solutions for foot and ankle surgeons; and Mathys AG Bettlach, a Switzerland-based company that develops and distributes innovative products for artificial joint replacement, synthetic bone graft solutions and sports medicine.

Foreign Currency Fluctuations

A significant portion of our Net sales, approximately 59% for both the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, were derived from operations outside the U.S., with the majority of those sales denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Because much of our manufacturing and employee costs are outside the U.S., a significant portion of our costs are also denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Changes in foreign exchange rates can impact our results of operations and are quantified when significant. For the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared to the nine months ended October 2, 2020, fluctuations in foreign currencies had a favorable impact on the change in Net sales of approximately 2% and affected Gross profit and Selling, general and administrative expenses by less than 2%. For the third quarter of 2021 compared to the
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third quarter of 2020, fluctuations in foreign currencies had a favorable impact on the change in Net sales of approximately 1%, and affected Gross profit and Selling, general and administrative expenses by less than 1%. The changes in foreign exchange rates since December 31, 2020 also decreased net assets by approximately 2% as of October 1, 2021.

Seasonality

European operations in our Fabrication Technology segment typically experience a slowdown during the July, August and December vacation seasons. Sales in our Medical Technology segment typically peak in the fourth quarter. However, the business impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has distorted the effects of historical seasonality patterns in 2020 and 2021.


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Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted EBITA

Adjusted EBITA, a non-GAAP performance measure, is included in this report because it is a key metric used by our management to assess our operating performance. Adjusted EBITA excludes from Net income from continuing operations the effect of restructuring and other related charges, MDR and other costs, acquisition-related intangible asset amortization and other non-cash charges, and strategic transaction costs, as well as income tax expense, pension settlement gain, debt extinguishment charges and interest expense, net. We also present Adjusted EBITA margin, which is subject to the same adjustments as Adjusted EBITA. Further, we present Adjusted EBITA (and Adjusted EBITA margin) on a segment basis, where we exclude the impact of restructuring and other related charges, MDR and other costs, acquisition-related intangible asset amortization and other non-cash charges, and strategic transaction costs from segment operating income. Adjusted EBITA assists Colfax management in comparing its operating performance over time because certain items may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult, as they are of a nature and/or size that occur with inconsistent frequency or relate to discrete restructuring plans and other initiatives that are fundamentally different from our ongoing productivity improvements. Colfax management also believes that presenting these measures allows investors to view its performance using the same measure that we use in evaluating our financial and business performance and trends.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information calculated in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The following tables set forth a reconciliation of Net income from continuing operations, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITA.
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(Dollars in millions)
Net income from continuing operations (GAAP)$28.1 $16.8 $87.2 $22.6 
Income tax expense22.3 19.5 38.4 2.6 
Pension settlement gain— — (11.2)— 
Interest expense, net13.5 25.6 57.0 78.6 
Debt extinguishment charges— — 29.9 — 
Restructuring and other related charges(1)
6.5 6.3 16.0 28.5 
MDR and other costs(2)
1.9 2.6 5.6 4.5 
Strategic transaction costs(3)
17.9 0.6 27.3 3.2 
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges(4)
41.3 36.2 118.8 108.1 
Adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP)$131.6 $107.7 $368.9 $248.2 
Net income margin from continuing operations (GAAP)2.9 %2.1 %3.1 %1.0 %
Adjusted EBITA margin (non-GAAP)13.6 %13.4 %13.0 %11.1 %
(1) Restructuring and other related charges includes $2.2 million and $4.9 million of expense classified as Cost of sales on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.
(2) Primarily related to costs specific to compliance with medical device reporting regulations and other requirements of the European Union MDR. These costs are classified as Selling, general and administrative expense on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
(3) For the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, Strategic transaction costs includes costs related to the Separation and certain transaction and integration costs related to recent acquisitions. For the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, Strategic transaction costs includes costs incurred for the acquisition of DJO.
(4) Includes amortization of acquired intangibles and fair value charges on acquired inventory.









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The following tables set forth a reconciliation of operating income (loss), the most directly comparable financial statement measure, to Adjusted EBITA by segment for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020.
Three Months Ended October 1, 2021Nine Months Ended October 1, 2021
 Fabrication TechnologyMedical TechnologyCorporate and otherTotal Fabrication TechnologyMedical TechnologyCorporate and otherTotal
(Dollars in millions)
Operating income (loss) (GAAP)$86.4 $6.7 $(29.1)$64.0 $256.5 $20.5 $(75.8)$201.2 
Restructuring and other related charges4.2 2.2 — 6.5 10.8 5.2 — 16.0 
MDR and other costs— 1.9 — 1.9 — 5.6 — 5.6 
Segment operating income (loss) (non-GAAP)90.6 10.8 (29.1)72.3 267.3 31.3 (75.8)222.8 
Strategic transaction costs0.7 1.1 16.1 17.9 0.8 1.1 25.4 27.3 
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges8.9 32.4 — 41.3 27.1 91.7 — 118.8 
Adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP)$100.3 $44.4 $(13.0)$131.6 $295.2 $124.1 $(50.4)$368.9 
Segment operating income margin (non-GAAP)15.0 %3.0 %— %7.5 %14.8 %3.0 %— %7.9 %
Adjusted EBITA margin (non-GAAP)16.5 %12.3 %— %13.6 %16.4 %12.1 %— %13.0 %

Three Months Ended October 2, 2020Nine Months Ended October 2, 2020
 Fabrication TechnologyMedical TechnologyCorporate and otherTotal Fabrication TechnologyMedical TechnologyCorporate and otherTotal
(Dollars in millions)
Operating income (loss) (GAAP)$60.5 $16.5 $(15.1)$61.9 $164.3 $(15.7)$(44.7)$103.8 
Restructuring and other related charges(1)
2.5 3.8 — 6.3 11.4 17.1 — 28.5 
MDR and other costs— 2.6 — 2.6 — 4.5 — 4.5 
Segment operating income (loss) (non-GAAP)63.1 22.9 (15.1)70.8 175.7 5.9 (44.7)136.9 
Strategic transaction costs— — 0.6 0.6 — — 3.2 3.2 
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges9.1 27.1 — 36.2 26.8 81.3 — 108.1 
Adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP)$72.2 $50.0 $(14.5)$107.7 $202.5 $87.2 $(41.5)$248.2 
Segment operating income (loss) margin (non-GAAP)12.8 %7.3 %— %8.8 %12.3 %0.7 %— %6.1 %
Adjusted EBITA margin (non-GAAP)14.7 %15.9 %— %13.4 %14.1 %10.7 %— %11.1 %
(1) Restructuring and other related charges includes $2.2 million and $4.9 million of expense classified as Cost of sales on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.


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Total Company

Sales

Net sales for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 increased as compared with the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020. The following table presents the components of changes in our consolidated Net sales.
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
Net SalesChange %Net SalesChange %
(Dollars in millions)
For the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020$805.9 $2,242.6 
Components of Change:
Existing Businesses(1)
110.2 13.7 %462.3 20.6 %
Acquisitions(2)
46.0 5.7 %84.0 3.7 %
Foreign Currency Translation(3)
3.9 0.5 %42.1 1.9 %
160.0 19.9 %588.4 26.2 %
For the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021$965.9 $2,831.0 
(1) Excludes the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations and acquisitions, thus providing a measure of change due to factors such as price, product mix and volume.
(2) Represents the incremental sales as a result of acquisitions closed subsequent to the beginning of the prior year respective periods.
(3) Represents the difference between prior year sales valued at the actual prior year foreign exchange rates and prior year sales valued at current year foreign exchange rates.

The increase in Net sales during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared to the prior year periods was primarily attributable to the recovery from the COVID-related sales downturn in 2020, as well as acquisition-related sales and inflation-related pricing increases. During the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, the existing business sales of our Fabrication Technology segment increased $111.5 million and $342.5 million, respectively, while our Medical Technology segment increased $119.8 million during the nine months ended October 1, 2021. Existing business sales in our Fabrication Technology segment increased in the three months ended October 1, 2021 primarily due to inflation-related pricing increases and, to a lesser extent, new product initiatives and improved sales volume. During the nine months ended October 1, 2021, existing business sales in our Fabrication Technology segment increased due to strong sales volume, inflation-related pricing increases and new product initiatives. Net sales from acquisitions increased during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 primarily due to acquisitions in our Medical Technology segment that closed in 2021 and in the fourth quarter of 2020. The weakening of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies resulted in $3.9 million and $42.1 million favorable foreign currency translation impacts during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, respectively.

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Operating Results
The following table summarizes our results of continuing operations for the comparable periods.
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(Dollars in millions)
Gross profit$404.9 $344.1 $1,194.9 $933.4 
Gross profit margin41.9 %42.7 %42.2 %41.6 %
Selling, general and administrative expense$334.4 $278.1 $977.7 $806.0 
Operating income$64.0 $61.9 $201.2 $103.8 
Operating income margin6.6 %7.7 %7.1 %4.6 %
Net income from continuing operations$28.1 $16.8 $87.2 $22.6 
Net income margin from continuing operations2.9 %2.1 %3.1 %1.0 %
Adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP)$131.6 $107.7 $368.9 $248.2 
Adjusted EBITA margin (non-GAAP)13.6 %13.4 %13.0 %11.1 %
Items excluded from Adjusted EBITA:
Restructuring and other related charges(1)
$6.5 $6.3 $16.0 $28.5 
MDR and other costs$1.9 $2.6 $5.6 $4.5 
Strategic transaction costs$17.9 $0.6 $27.3 $3.2 
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges$41.3 $36.2 $118.8 $108.1 
Pension settlement gain$— $— $(11.2)$— 
Interest expense, net$13.5 $25.6 $57.0 $78.6 
Debt extinguishment charges$— $— $29.9 $— 
Income tax expense$22.3 $19.5 $38.4 $2.6 
(1) Restructuring and other related charges includes $2.2 million and $4.9 million of expense classified as Cost of sales on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.

Third Quarter of 2021 Compared to Third Quarter of 2020

Gross profit increased in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the prior year period due to a $33.0 million increase in our Fabrication Technology segment and a $27.7 million increase in our Medical Technology segment. The Gross profit increase in our Fabrication Technology segment was primarily attributable to a rebound from lower sales volumes in the third quarter of 2020 caused by the COVID-19 impact. The Gross profit increase in our Medical Technology segment was due to acquisition growth. Improved Gross profit in both segments was partially offset by increased supply chain and logistic costs. Gross profit margin was impacted by the same drivers as Gross profit, but decreased slightly due to inflation-related pricing and cost increases in our Fabrication Technology segment.

Selling, general and administrative expense increased $56.3 million in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the prior year period due to $36.1 million of costs related to acquired businesses, the cessation of prior year temporary cost reduction measures that were taken in response to COVID-19, and a $17.3 million increase in strategic transaction costs due to Separation-related costs.

Interest expense, net decreased in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the prior year period due to a reduction in debt balances, primarily as a result of the redemption of senior notes in the second quarter of 2021.

The effective tax rate for Net income from continuing operations during the third quarter of 2021 was 44.3%, which was higher than the 2021 U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21%, mainly due to the relative unfavorable increase in U.S. tax on international operations due to lower U.S. forecasted income and increased taxable foreign exchange gains as compared to the three months ended July 2, 2021 and nine months ended October 1, 2021. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2020 was 53.7%, which was higher than the 2020 U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21% mainly due to the net impact of additional
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U.S. tax on international operations, withholding taxes, and certain non-deductible expenses. These unfavorable impacts were partially offset by the impact of U.S. tax credits, a benefit from U.S. state tax losses, and the realization of tax benefits associated with effective settlements of uncertain tax positions.

Net income from continuing operations increased in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the prior year period primarily due to the strong recovery from the prior year COVID-related sales downturn and related cost impacts. The sales-related benefits from this recovery were partially offset by increases in expenses attributable to the cessation of aforementioned temporary cost reductions in place during the third quarter of 2020 in reaction to COVID-driven sales reductions, as well as increased supply chain and logistic costs and higher Selling, general and administrative expenses associated with the Separation. Net income margin from continuing operations increased by 80 basis points due to the aforementioned factors. Adjusted EBITA increased due to the improved sales volumes, partially offset by higher supply chain and logistic costs and the cessation of third quarter 2020 temporary cost reductions. Adjusted EBITA margin increased for the same reasons Adjusted EBITA increased, partially offset by inflation-related pricing and cost increases in our Fabrication Technology segment, as well as recent acquisitions in our Medical Technology segment which were dilutive to the margin, but are expected to be accretive in future years.

Nine months ended October 1, 2021 Compared to Nine months ended October 2, 2020

Gross profit increased in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared with the prior year period due to a $122.5 million increase in our Fabrication Technology segment and a $139.1 million increase in our Medical Technology segment. The Gross profit increase was primarily attributable to higher sales volumes and the related improved production variances compared to the nine months ended October 2, 2020, during which sales volumes were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the nine months ended October 1, 2021, Gross profit also improved due to acquisition growth, new product initiatives and favorable foreign currency impacts, partially offset by increased supply chain and logistic costs in both segments. Gross profit margin increased for the same reasons, partially offset by inflation-related pricing and cost increases in our Fabrication Technology segment.

Selling, general and administrative expense increased $171.7 million in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared to the prior year period, primarily due to a $69.9 million increase in costs associated with acquisitions and the related integration costs from the newly acquired businesses, primarily within our Medical Technology segment, the cessation of prior year temporary cost reduction measures that were taken in response to COVID-19, and increased sales commissions from increased sales levels. A $24.1 million increase in strategic transaction costs related to the Separation also increased Selling, general and administrative expense during the nine months ended October 1, 2021. Restructuring and other related charges decreased due to the completion of certain restructuring programs in our Medical Technology segment.

Additionally, during the nine months ended October 1, 2021, a pension settlement gain of $11.2 million was recognized when the independent trustees of a company pension plan agreed to merge that plan with another company pension plan and contribute its surplus assets.

Debt extinguishment charges of $29.9 million were recorded in the second quarter of 2021 due to an early redemption of certain senior notes. Interest expense, net decreased in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared to the same period in the prior year, primarily due to an overall reduction in debt balances during the current year period as a result of the aforementioned redemption of senior notes.

The effective tax rate for Net income from continuing operations during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 was 30.6%, which was higher than the 2021 U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21%, mainly due to withholding taxes, U.S. tax on international operations, and other non-deductible expenses, offset in part by the effective settlements of uncertain tax positions, a benefit from U.S. state tax losses, and U.S. tax credits. The effective tax rate for the nine months ended October 2, 2020 was 10.5%, which was lower than the 2020 U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21% mainly due to the net impact of U.S. tax credits, a benefit from U.S. state tax losses, a discrete tax benefit associated with the filing of timely elected changes to U.S. Federal tax returns to credit rather than to deduct foreign taxes, the impact of an enacted law change in India, and the realization of tax benefits associated with effective settlements of uncertain tax positions. These favorable impacts were partially offset by the impact of additional U.S. tax on international operations, withholding taxes, and certain non-deductible expenses.

Net income from continuing operations increased in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared with the prior year period primarily due to the strong recovery from the prior year COVID-related sales downturn. The sales-related benefits from this recovery in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 were partially offset by increases in expenses attributable to the
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cessation of aforementioned temporary cost reductions implemented during the nine months ended October 2, 2020 in reaction to COVID-driven sales reductions, as well as increased supply chain and logistic costs. In the nine months ended October 1, 2021, we incurred higher sales commissions related to greater sales and debt extinguishment charges. Net income margin from continuing operations increased by 210 basis points due to the aforementioned factors. Adjusted EBITA increased primarily due to the improved sales volumes, new product initiatives, and benefits from previously-completed restructuring programs, partially offset by the aforementioned supply chain and logistic costs and sales commission increases, and the cessation of the aforementioned temporary cost reductions. Adjusted EBITA margin increased for the same reasons Adjusted EBITA increased, partially offset by inflation-related pricing increases in our Fabrication Technology segment, as well as recent acquisitions in our Medical Technology segment which were dilutive to the margin, but are expected to be accretive in future years.

Business Segments

As discussed above, we report results in two reportable segments: Fabrication Technology and Medical Technology.

Fabrication Technology

We formulate, develop, manufacture and supply consumable products and equipment, including cutting, joining, and automated welding products, as well as gas control equipment. Our fabrication technology products are marketed under several brand names, most notably ESAB, providing a wide range of products with innovative technologies to solve challenges in virtually any industry. ESAB’s comprehensive range of welding consumables includes electrodes, cored and solid wires, and fluxes using a wide range of specialty and other materials, and cutting consumables including electrodes, nozzles, shields and tips. ESAB’s fabrication technology equipment ranges from portable welding machines to large customized automated cutting and welding systems. ESAB also offers a range of digital software and solutions to help its customers increase their productivity, remotely monitor their welding operations and digitize their documentation. Products are sold into a wide range of end markets, including infrastructure, wind power, marine, medical/life sciences, pipelines, mobile/off-highway equipment, oil, gas, and mining.

The following table summarizes selected financial results for our Fabrication Technology segment:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(Dollars in millions)
Net sales$606.0 $491.5 $1,803.9 $1,431.4 
Gross profit$207.0 $174.0 $625.2 $502.7 
Gross profit margin34.2 %35.4 %34.7 %35.1 %
Selling, general and administrative expense$116.4 $110.9 $357.9 $327.0 
Segment operating income (non-GAAP)$90.6 $63.1 $267.3 $175.7 
Segment operating income margin (non-GAAP)15.0 %12.8 %14.8 %12.3 %
Adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP)$100.3 $72.2 $295.2 $202.5 
Adjusted EBITA margin (non-GAAP)16.5 %14.7 %16.4 %14.1 %
Items excluded from Adjusted EBITA:
Restructuring and other related charges$4.2 $2.5 $10.8 $11.4 
Strategic transaction costs$0.7 $— $0.8 $— 
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges$8.9 $9.1 $27.1 $26.8 

Third Quarter of 2021 Compared to Third Quarter of 2020

Net sales in our Fabrication Technology segment increased $114.5 million in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the prior year period driven by inflation-related pricing impacts, which comprised approximately 15% of the increase, as well as new product initiatives and improved sales volumes due to continued market recovery from COVID-19. Gross profit increased $33.0 million due to the higher sales volumes compared to the prior year period. Gross profit margin decreased 120 basis points due to inflation-related pricing and cost increases, which compressed the margin. Selling, general and administrative expense increased primarily due to the cessation of temporary cost reductions in place during the third quarter of 2020, partially offset by favorable resolutions of certain trade receivables and other risks. Segment operating income and Adjusted EBITA improved
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due to increased sales volumes, partially offset by increased Selling, general and administrative expenses. The related margins increased for the same reasons, partially offset by inflation-related pricing and cost increases during the third quarter of 2021.

Nine months ended October 1, 2021 Compared to Nine months ended October 2, 2020

Net sales increased $372.5 million in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared with the prior year period due to the strong recovery from the COVID-19 effects in the nine months ended October 2, 2020, as well as new product initiatives, inflation-related pricing impacts, and a $28.4 million favorable foreign currency translation impact. Gross profit increased $122.5 million during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 as a result of improved sales volumes and production efficiencies, while Gross profit margin decreased 40 basis points due to inflation-related pricing and cost increases, which compressed the margin. Selling, general and administrative expense increased in the period primarily due to the cessation of temporary cost reductions implemented in the second quarter of 2020, partially offset by benefits from restructuring initiatives. Segment operating income and Adjusted EBITA increased in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared to the prior year period due to the improved sales volumes, partially offset by increased Selling, general and administrative costs. The related margins increased for the same reasons, partially offset by inflation-related pricing and cost increases over the same period.

Medical Technology
We develop, manufacture and distribute high-quality medical devices and services across the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to joint replacement to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Our products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. Our products primarily include orthopedic braces, rehabilitation devices, footwear, surgical implants, and bone growth stimulators.

The following table summarizes the selected financial results for our Medical Technology segment:
 
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(Dollars in millions)
Net sales$359.9 $314.4 $1,027.1 $811.2 
Gross profit$197.9 $170.2 $569.8 $430.7 
Gross profit margin55.0 %54.1 %55.5 %53.1 %
Selling, general and administrative expense$188.9 $152.1 $544.1 $434.3 
Segment operating income (non-GAAP)$10.8 $22.9 $31.3 $5.9 
Segment operating income margin (non-GAAP)3.0 %7.3 %3.0 %0.7 %
Adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP)$44.4 $50.0 $124.1 $87.2 
Adjusted EBITA margin (non-GAAP)12.3 %15.9 %12.1 %10.7 %
Items excluded from Adjusted EBITA:
Restructuring and other related charges(1)
$2.2 $3.8 $5.2 $17.1 
MDR and other costs$1.9 $2.6 $5.6 $4.5 
Strategic transaction costs$1.1 $— $1.1 $— 
Acquisition-related amortization and other non-cash charges$32.4 $27.1 $91.7 $81.3 
(1) Restructuring and other related charges includes $2.2 million and $4.9 million of expense classified as Cost of sales on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2020, respectively.

Third Quarter of 2021 Compared to Third Quarter of 2020

Net sales increased in our Medical Technology segment in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the prior year period primarily due to acquisition-related sales growth of $45.5 million in the current year period. Sales from existing business were relatively flat and were unfavorably impacted by approximately $7 million of non-recurring sales of personal protective equipment in the prior year period. As a result of the surge in cases of COVID-19 variants, certain jurisdictions put further
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COVID-19-related restrictions in place during the third quarter of 2021, which decelerated the recovery in elective surgical procedure volumes. Gross profit and gross profit margins increased in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2020 primarily due to acquisition-related growth and favorable product mix, partially offset by increased supply chain and logistic costs. Selling, general and administrative expense increased over the same period primarily due to the cessation of temporary employee cost reductions in place during the third quarter of 2020 and costs associated with acquisitions, including integration costs for the newly-acquired businesses. Segment operating income and Adjusted EBITA decreased primarily due to the aforementioned cessation of temporary employee cost reductions and increased supply chain and logistic costs. The related margins decreased for the same reasons, as well as a result of the dilutive impact of recent acquisitions. Restructuring and other related charges decreased by $1.6 million due to the completion of certain projects in earlier periods.

Nine months ended October 1, 2021 Compared to Nine months ended October 2, 2020

Net sales increased in our Medical Technology segment in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared with the prior year period due to a recovery in sales volumes from the decline related to COVID-19 during the nine months ended October 2, 2020, as well as continued expansion in the reconstructive product group from key products launched in 2020, acquisition-related sales growth of $82.4 million and a favorable foreign currency translation impact of $13.7 million. After a surge of COVID-19 cases in the fourth quarter of 2020, which negatively impacted sales volumes early in 2021, sales volumes began normalizing late in the first quarter and through the second quarter of 2021. However, as a result of the aforementioned surge in cases of COVID-19 variants, recovery slowed during the third quarter of 2021, primarily due to a deceleration in elective surgical procedure volumes. Gross profit and Gross profit margins increased during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 compared to the prior year period due to improved sales volumes and acquisition-related growth, partially offset by increased supply chain and logistic costs. Selling, general and administrative expense also increased primarily due to costs associated with acquisitions and the related integration costs for the newly-acquired businesses, the cessation of temporary employee cost reductions implemented during the nine months ended October 2, 2020, and higher sales commissions in the current year period. Segment operating income, Adjusted EBITA, and related margins all increased as a result of the aforementioned factors. Restructuring and other related charges decreased by $11.9 million due to the completion of certain projects.
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Liquidity and Capital Resources

Overview

We finance our long-term capital and working capital requirements through a combination of cash flows from operating activities, various borrowings and the issuances of equity. We expect that our primary ongoing requirements for cash will be for working capital, funding of acquisitions, Separation costs, capital expenditures, restructuring, asbestos-related cash outflows, and debt service and required amortization of principal. We believe we could raise additional funds in the form of debt or equity if it was determined to be appropriate for strategic acquisitions or other corporate purposes.

Equity Capital
    
On March 19, 2021, we completed the underwritten public offering of 16.1 million shares of our Common stock at a price to the public of $46.00 per share, resulting in net proceeds of $711.3 million, after deducting offering expenses and underwriters’ discount and commissions. We used these proceeds to pay down certain of our senior notes, as discussed further below.

In 2018, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of our Common stock from time-to-time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. No stock repurchases have been made under this plan since the third quarter of 2018. As of October 1, 2021, the remaining stock repurchase authorization provided by our Board of Directors was $100.0 million. The timing, amount, and method of shares repurchased is determined by management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. There is no term associated with the remaining repurchase authorization.

Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility

Our credit agreement (the “Credit Facility”) by and among the Company, as the borrower, certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company, as guarantors, each of the lenders party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, Citizens Bank, N.A., as syndication agent, and the co-documentation agents named therein consists of a $975 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) and a Term A-1 loan in an initial aggregate principal amount of $825 million, each with a maturity date of December 6, 2024. The Revolver contains a $50 million swing line loan sub-facility. Refer to Note 10, “Debt” in the accompanying Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.

As of October 1, 2021, we are in compliance with the covenants under the Credit Facility. As of October 1, 2021, the weighted-average interest rate of borrowings under the Credit Facility was 1.59%, excluding accretion of original issue discount and deferred financing fees, and there was $850 million available on the Revolver.

Euro Senior Notes

Our senior unsecured notes with an aggregate principal amount of €350 million (the “Euro Notes”) are due in April 2025, have an interest rate of 3.25%, and are guaranteed by certain of our domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantees”). The Euro Notes and the Guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction.

TEU Amortizing Notes

Our TEU amortizing notes with an initial principal amount of $15.6099 per unit, bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per annum, and have equal quarterly cash installments of $1.4375 per TEU amortizing note with a final installment payment date of January 15, 2022. The quarterly cash installment constitutes a payment of interest and a partial repayment of principal. We paid $18.6 million and $17.4 million of principal on the TEU amortizing notes in the nine months ended October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020, respectively. The TEU amortizing notes are the direct, unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the Company and rank equally with all of the existing and future other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Company. Refer to Note 10, “Debt” in the accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.


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2024 Notes and 2026 Notes

We had senior notes with an aggregate principal amount of $600 million (the “2024 Notes”), which were due on February 15, 2024 and had an interest rate of 6.0%. We have senior notes with an initial aggregate principal amount of $400 million (the “2026 Notes”), which are due on February 15, 2026 and have an interest rate of 6.375%. The 2026 Notes are guaranteed by certain of our domestic subsidiaries. We redeemed all of the outstanding 2024 Notes and $100 million of the outstanding principal amount of our 2026 Notes on April 24, 2021. Refer to Note 10, “Debt”, in the accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.

Other Indebtedness

In addition, we are party to various bilateral credit facilities with a borrowing capacity of $170.0 million. As of October 1, 2021, there were no outstanding borrowings under these facilities.

We are also party to letter of credit facilities with an aggregate capacity of $292.9 million. Total letters of credit of $34.6 million were outstanding as of October 1, 2021.

We believe that our sources of liquidity are adequate to fund our operations for the next twelve months.

Cash Flows

As of October 1, 2021, we had $177.5 million of Cash and cash equivalents, an increase of $76.4 million from the balance as of December 31, 2020 of $101.1 million, which included $4.0 million of Restricted cash. The following table summarizes the change in Cash and cash equivalents during the periods indicated:
Nine Months Ended
October 1, 2021October 2, 2020
(Dollars in millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities$259.9 $173.1 
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(73.6)(81.6)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment2.9 4.9 
Acquisitions, net of cash received, and investments(223.0)(7.5)
Net cash used in investing activities(293.6)(84.1)
Repayments from borrowings, net(594.3)(116.1)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net738.2 2.9 
Payment of debt extinguishment costs(24.4)— 
Other(7.7)(12.4)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities111.8 (125.6)
Effect of foreign exchange rates on Cash and cash equivalents(1.7)(6.6)
Increase (decrease) in Cash and cash equivalents$76.4 $(43.2)

Cash flows from operating activities can fluctuate significantly from period to period due to changes in working capital and the timing of payments for items such as pension funding, asbestos-related costs and restructuring. Changes in significant operating cash flow items are discussed below.

During the nine months ended October 1, 2021 and October 2, 2020, cash payments of $15.1 million and $31.4 million, respectively, were made related to our restructuring initiatives.

During the nine months ended October 1, 2021, cash payments of $6.3 million were made related to the Separation.

Year-to-date 2021 results include $69.0 million of outflows from working capital as a result of business growth and supply chain challenges, which have caused certain increases in inventory levels. Results in the comparable prior year
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period provided cash of $44.6 million due to decreases in receivables and inventories, partially offset by a decrease in accounts payable due to COVID-related declines.

Year-to-date 2021 net cash provided by operating activities also included a cash inflow from a $36.0 million U.S. federal tax refund received in the first quarter of 2021.

Cash used in operating activities related to discontinued operations for the nine months ended October 1, 2021 was $7.2 million, primarily due to a settlement related to a disposed business, partially offset by net asbestos inflows. Cash used in operating activities related to discontinued operations for the nine months ended October 2, 2020 was $18.4 million, which included $11.2 million of asbestos outflows and $7.2 million related to our divested air and gas handling business.

Cash flows used in investing activities during the nine months ended October 1, 2021 increased due to cash paid for acquisitions and investments in our Medical Technology segment of $218.0 million, as well as an acquisition outlay in our Fabrication Technology segment of $5.0 million.

Cash flows provided by financing activities for the nine months ended October 1, 2021 included the $711.3 million net proceeds from the public offering of 16.1 million shares of Colfax Common stock on March 19, 2021. The net proceeds were used in the $600 million full redemption of our 2024 Notes and the $100 million partial redemption of our 2026 Notes. Cash flows from financing activities includes net borrowings on our Revolver of $125 million in 2021 and net repayments of $50.0 million and $40.0 million on our Revolver and Term A-1 loan, respectively, in 2020.

Our Cash and cash equivalents as of October 1, 2021 include $44.6 million held in jurisdictions outside the U.S., a decrease of $6.0 million in the third quarter of 2021. Cash repatriation of non-U.S. cash into the U.S. may be subject to taxes, other local statutory restrictions and minority owner distributions.

Critical Accounting Policies

The methods, estimates and judgments that we use in applying our critical accounting policies have a significant impact on our results of operations and financial position. We evaluate our estimates and judgments on an ongoing basis. Our estimates are based upon our historical experience, our evaluation of business and macroeconomic trends and information from other outside sources, as appropriate. Our experience and assumptions form the basis for our judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may vary from what our management anticipates, and different assumptions or estimates about the future could have a material impact on our results of operations and financial position.

There have been no other significant additions or changes to the methods, estimates and judgments included in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Critical Accounting Policies” in our 2020 Form 10-K.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are exposed to market risk from changes in short-term interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices that could impact our results of operations and financial condition. We address our exposure to these risks through our normal operating and financing activities. We do not enter into derivative contracts for trading purposes.

Interest Rate Risk

We are subject to exposure from changes in short-term interest rates related to interest payments on our borrowing arrangements. A significant amount of our borrowings as of October 1, 2021 are variable-rate facilities based on LIBOR. In order to mitigate our interest rate risk, we may enter into interest rate swap or collar agreements. A hypothetical increase in interest rates of 1% during the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021 would have increased Interest expense for our variable rate-based debt by approximately $2.2 million and $6.6 million, respectively.

Exchange Rate Risk

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We have manufacturing sites throughout the world and sell our products globally. As a result, we are exposed to movements in the exchange rates of various currencies against the U.S. dollar and against the currencies of other countries in which we manufacture and sell products and services. During both the three and nine months ended October 1, 2021, approximately 59% of our sales were derived from operations outside the U.S. We have significant manufacturing operations in European countries that are not part of the Eurozone. Sales are more highly weighted toward the Euro and U.S. dollar. We also have significant contractual obligations in U.S. dollars that are met with cash flows in other currencies as well as U.S. dollars. To better match revenue and expense, as well as cash needs from contractual liabilities, we regularly enter into currency swaps and forward contracts.

We also face exchange rate risk from our investments in subsidiaries owned and operated in foreign countries. Euro denominated borrowings under the Euro Senior Notes provide a natural hedge to a portion of our European net asset position. The effect of a change in currency exchange rates on our net investment in international subsidiaries, net of the translation effect of our Euro denominated borrowings, is reflected in the Accumulated other comprehensive loss component of Equity. A 10% depreciation in major currencies relative to the U.S. dollar as of October 1, 2021 (net of the translation effect of our Euro denominated borrowings) would result in a reduction in Equity of approximately $201 million.

We also face exchange rate risk from intercompany transactions between affiliates. Although we use the U.S. dollar as our functional currency for reporting purposes, we have manufacturing sites throughout the world, and a substantial portion of our costs are incurred and sales are generated in foreign currencies. Costs incurred and sales recorded by subsidiaries operating outside of the U.S. are translated into U.S. dollars using exchange rates effective during the respective period. As a result, we are exposed to movements in the exchange rates of various currencies against the U.S. dollar. Similarly, tax costs may increase or decrease as local currencies strengthen or weaken against the U.S. dollar.

Commodity Price Risk

We are exposed to changes in the prices of raw materials used in our production processes. In order to manage commodity price risk, we periodically enter into fixed price contracts directly with suppliers.

See Note 12, “Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements” in our Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Form 10-Q for additional information regarding our derivative instruments.

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as of October 1, 2021. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in providing reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in this report on Form 10-Q has been recorded, processed, summarized and reported as of the end of the period covered by this report on Form 10-Q.
Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f)) identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rule 13a-15(d) of the Exchange Act that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.



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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings

Discussion of legal proceedings is incorporated by reference to Note 13, “Commitments and Contingencies,” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part I. Item 1. “Financial Statements” of this Form 10-Q.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

An investment in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. In addition to risk factors included in “Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our 2020 Form 10-K, we face the following risks:

Risks Relating to the Separation

The separation of our fabrication technology and medical technology business into two, differentiated, independent publicly traded companies may not be completed on the currently contemplated timeline, or at all, and may not achieve the intended benefits.

In March 2021, we announced our intention to separate our fabrication technology and medical technology business into two, differentiated, independent publicly traded companies (the “Separation”). We are targeting completion of the Separation in the first quarter of 2022. Completion of the Separation is subject to, among other things, completion of financing and other transactions on satisfactory terms, other steps necessary to qualify the Separation as a generally tax-free transaction, receipt of other regulatory approvals, obtaining final approvals from our board of directors and market conditions. The Separation is complex in nature, and unanticipated developments or changes, including changes in the law, macroeconomic environment and competitive conditions of our markets, the need both to receive regulatory approvals or clearances and to satisfy the requirements to effectuate a generally tax-free transaction, the uncertainty of the financial markets and challenges in executing the Separation, could delay or prevent the completion of the Separation or cause the Separation to occur on terms or conditions that are different or less favorable than expected.

Whether or not we complete the Separation, our ongoing businesses may face material challenges in connection with the Separation, including, but not limited to:

the diversion of our management’s attention from operating and growing our business as a result of the significant amount of time and effort required to execute the Separation;

foreseen and unforeseen costs and expenses that will be incurred in connection with the Separation, including accounting, tax, legal and other professional services costs, and potential prepayment charges and write-offs of deferred costs related to establishing new capital structures;

retaining existing business and operational relationships, including with customers, suppliers and employees, as well as cultivating new business relationships; and

potential negative reactions from the financial markets if we fail to complete the Separation in its currently intended form, within the anticipated time frame or at all.

Additionally, volatility in the world financial markets could increase borrowing costs or affect our ability to access the capital markets. Our ability to issue debt or enter into other financing arrangements on acceptable terms could be adversely affected if there is a material decline in the demand for our products or in the solvency of our customers or suppliers or if there are other significantly unfavorable changes in economic conditions. These conditions may adversely affect our anticipated timeline to complete the Separation and the expected benefits of the Separation, including by increasing the time and expense involved in the Separation. Other challenges associated with effectively executing the Separation include attracting, retaining and motivating key management and employees during the pendency of the Separation and following its completion, addressing any disruptions to our supply chain, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and other operations resulting from separating our fabrication and specialty medical technology business into two, differentiated, independent publicly traded companies. Any of these factors could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and/or the price of our common stock. Furthermore, if the Separation is completed, we cannot provide assurance that
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the Separation will achieve the full strategic and financial benefits expected to result from the Separation, nor can we provide assurance that each independent company will be successful in meeting its objectives.

If the Separation occurs, our financial and operational profile will change, and we will be a smaller, less diversified company than we are today.

If the Separation occurs, it will result in two smaller, less diversified companies, each with a more concentrated area of focus. As a result, each company may be more vulnerable to changing market conditions and competitive pressures, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. The diversification of revenues, costs and cash flows will diminish as a result of the Separation, such that each company’s results of operations, cash flows, working capital, effective tax rate and financing requirements may be subject to increased volatility, and each company’s ability to fund capital expenditures, investments and service our debt may be diminished. There can be no assurance that the combined value of the common stock of the two independent publicly traded companies following the completion of the Separation will be equal to or greater than what the value of our common stock would have been had the Separation not occurred.

If the Separation and/or certain related transactions do not qualify as transactions that are generally tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes, we and our stockholders could be subject to significant tax liabilities.

Notwithstanding that we intend to structure the Separation to generally be a tax-free transaction, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) could determine that the Separation and/or certain related transactions should be treated as taxable transactions for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the IRS will not assert that the Separation and/or certain related transactions do not qualify for tax-free treatment for U.S. federal income tax purposes or that a court would not sustain such a challenge. In the event the IRS were to prevail with such challenge, we and our stockholders could be subject to significant U.S. federal income tax liability.

If the Separation, together with certain related transactions, were to fail to qualify as a transaction that is generally tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), in general, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, we would recognize taxable gain as if we had sold the common stock of the separated entity in a taxable sale for its fair market value (unless we and the separated entity jointly make an election under Section 336(e) of the Code with respect to the Separation, in which case, in general, (a) we would recognize taxable gain as if the separated entity had sold all of its assets in a taxable sale in exchange for an amount equal to the fair market value of its common stock and the assumption of all its liabilities and (b) the separated entity would obtain a related step-up in the basis of its assets), and our stockholders who receive shares of common stock of the separated entity in the Separation would be subject to tax as if they had received a taxable distribution equal to the fair market value of such shares.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

On July 28, 2021, as consideration for the acquisition by the Company of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mathys AG Bettlach (“Mathys”), the Company issued 6,544,522 shares of our Common stock to the former shareholders of Mathys, representing total acquisition consideration of approximately $286 million. The issuance of Common stock was made in reliance on an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) thereunder, as a transaction by the Company not involving a public offering.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

None.


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Item 5. Other Information

None.
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Item 6. Exhibits
Exhibit No.Exhibit Description
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INSInline XBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCHInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CALInline XBRL Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEFInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LABInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PREInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File - The cover page from this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 1, 2021 is formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).
*Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.01 to Colfax Corporation’s Form 8-K (File No. 001-34045) as filed with the SEC on January 30, 2012.
**Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.02 to Colfax Corporation’s Form 10-Q (File No. 001-34045) as filed with the SEC on July 23, 2015.











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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Registrant: Colfax Corporation


By:

/s/ Matthew L. TrerotolaPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Matthew L. Trerotola(Principal Executive Officer)November 4, 2021
/s/ Christopher M. HixExecutive Vice President, Finance
Christopher M. HixChief Financial OfficerNovember 4, 2021
(Principal Financial Officer)
/s/ Douglas J. PittsVice President
Douglas J. PittsController and Chief Accounting OfficerNovember 4, 2021
(Principal Accounting Officer)
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