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ZBRA Zebra Technologies

Filed: 4 May 21, 4:04pm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended April 3, 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: 000-19406
Zebra Technologies Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware36-2675536
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3 Overlook Point, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (847) 634-6700
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $.01 per shareZBRAThe NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC
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 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 filerAccelerated filer
 Non-accelerated filerSmaller 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 April 27, 2021, there were 53,511,255 shares of Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value, outstanding.


ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
QUARTER ENDED APRIL 3, 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.Consolidated Financial Statements
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share data)
April 3,
2021
December 31,
2020
 (Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$177 $168 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $1 million as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020521 508 
Inventories, net528 511 
Income tax receivable16 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets110 70 
Total Current assets1,343 1,273 
Property, plant and equipment, net269 274 
Right-of-use lease assets129 135 
Goodwill2,989 2,988 
Other intangibles, net376 402 
Deferred income taxes133 139 
Other long-term assets172 164 
Total Assets$5,411 $5,375 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt$134 $364 
Accounts payable573 601 
Accrued liabilities457 559 
Deferred revenue344 308 
Income taxes payable38 19 
Total Current liabilities1,546 1,851 
Long-term debt956 881 
Long-term lease liabilities122 129 
Long-term deferred revenue287 273 
Other long-term liabilities89 97 
Total Liabilities3,000 3,231 
Stockholders’ Equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value; authorized 10,000,000 shares; NaN issued
Class A common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 150,000,000 shares; issued 72,151,857 shares
Additional paid-in capital405 395 
Treasury stock at cost, 18,641,691 and 18,689,775 shares as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively(919)(919)
Retained earnings2,964 2,736 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(40)(69)
Total Stockholders’ Equity2,411 2,144 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$5,411 $5,375 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Net sales:
Tangible products$1,153 $901 
Services and software194 151 
Total Net sales1,347 1,052 
Cost of sales:
Tangible products591 486 
Services and software101 93 
Total Cost of sales692 579 
Gross profit655 473 
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing134 122 
Research and development140 105 
General and administrative82 74 
Amortization of intangible assets26 16 
Acquisition and integration costs
Exit and restructuring costs
Total Operating expenses383 322 
Operating income272 151 
Other income (expense):
Foreign exchange gain (loss)(3)
Interest income (expense), net(45)
Total Other income (expense), net(48)
Income before income tax276 103 
Income tax expense48 14 
Net income$228 $89 
Basic earnings per share$4.26 $1.66 
Diluted earnings per share$4.22 $1.65 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Net income$228 $89 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
Changes in unrealized gains and losses on anticipated sales hedging transactions32 
Foreign currency translation adjustment(3)(9)
Comprehensive income$257 $82 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In millions, except share data)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended April 3, 2021
Class A Common Stock SharesClass A Common Stock ValueAdditional Paid-in CapitalTreasury StockRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal
Balance at December 31, 202053,462,082 $$395 $(919)$2,736 $(69)$2,144 
Issuances of treasury shares related to share-based compensation plans, net of forfeitures48,584 — (6)— — — (6)
Shares withheld to fund withholding tax obligations related to share-based compensation plans(400)— — — — — — 
Share-based compensation— — 16 — — — 16 
Repurchases of common stock(100)— — — — — — 
Net income— — — — 228 — 228 
Changes in unrealized gains and losses on anticipated sales hedging transactions (net of income taxes)— — — — — 32 32 
Foreign currency translation adjustment— — — — — (3)(3)
Balance at April 3, 202153,510,166 $$405 $(919)$2,964 $(40)$2,411 


Three Months Ended March 28, 2020
Class A Common Stock SharesClass A Common Stock ValueAdditional Paid-in CapitalTreasury StockRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal
Balance at December 31, 201954,002,932 $$339 $(689)$2,232 $(44)$1,839 
Issuances of treasury shares related to share-based compensation plans, net of forfeitures15,792 — — — — — — 
Shares withheld to fund withholding tax obligations related to share-based compensation plans(4,361)— — (1)— — (1)
Share-based compensation— — — — — 
Repurchases of common stock(948,740)— — (200)— — (200)
Net income— — — — 89 — 89 
Changes in unrealized gains and losses on anticipated sales hedging transactions (net of income taxes)— — — — — 
Foreign currency translation adjustment— — — — — (9)(9)
Balance at March 28, 202053,065,623 $$346 $(890)$2,321 $(51)$1,727 

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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$228 $89 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization44 34 
Share-based compensation16 
Deferred income taxes(2)(2)
Unrealized (gain) loss on forward interest rate swaps(12)34 
Other, net(1)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net(15)108 
Inventories, net(17)33 
Other assets(18)(4)
Accounts payable(30)(109)
Accrued liabilities(47)(87)
Deferred revenue50 19 
Income taxes28 (16)
Other operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities224 108 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(10)(13)
Purchases of long-term investments(13)(2)
Net cash used in investing activities(23)(15)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payments of long-term debt(156)(36)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt157 
Payments for repurchases of common stock(200)
Net payments related to share-based compensation plans(6)(1)
Change in unremitted cash collections from servicing factored receivables(19)(22)
Other financing activities
Net cash used in financing activities(181)(98)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash(2)(1)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash18 (6)
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, at beginning of period192 30 
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, at end of period$210 $24 
Less restricted cash, included in Prepaid expenses and other current assets(33)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$177 $24 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Income taxes paid$22 $30 
Interest paid$$
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
Note 1 Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Zebra Technologies Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Zebra” or the “Company”) is a global leader providing innovative Enterprise Asset Intelligence (“EAI”) solutions in the automatic identification and data capture solutions industry. We design, manufacture, and sell a broad range of products and solutions, including cloud-based subscriptions, that capture and move data. We also provide a full range of services, including maintenance, technical support, repair, and managed and professional services. End-users of our products, solutions and services include those in retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector, and other industries around the world. We provide our products, solutions and services globally through a direct sales force and an extensive network of channel partners.

Management prepared these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements according to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial information and notes. As permitted under Article 10 of Regulation S-X and the instructions of Form 10-Q, these consolidated financial statements do not include all the information and notes required by United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) for complete financial statements, although management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

In the opinion of the Company, these interim financial statements include all adjustments (of a normal, recurring nature) necessary to fairly present its Consolidated Balance Sheet as of April 3, 2021, and the Consolidated Statements of Operations, Comprehensive Income, Stockholders’ Equity, and Cash Flows for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020. These results, however, are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

Effective January 1, 2021, we moved our retail solutions offering from our Asset Intelligence & Tracking (“AIT”) segment into our Enterprise Visibility & Mobility (“EVM”) segment contemporaneous with a change in our organizational structure and management of the business. Prior period results have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation. This change does not have an impact to the Consolidated Financial Statements. See Note 15, Segment Information & Geographic Data for additional information related to each segment’s results.

Note 2 Significant Accounting Policies

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848) - Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting (“ASU 2020-04”). Subject to meeting certain criteria, ASU 2020-04 provides optional expedients and exceptions to applying contract modification accounting under existing generally accepted accounting principles for contracts that are modified to address the expected phase out of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). Some of the Company’s contracts with respect to its borrowings and interest rate swap contracts already contain comparable alternative reference rates that would automatically take effect upon the phasing out of LIBOR, while for others, the Company anticipates negotiating comparable replacement rates with its counterparties. At this stage of its contract assessment, the Company does not expect ASU 2020-04 to have a material impact on its financial results.

Note 3 Revenues

The Company recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to a customer at an amount that reflects the consideration which it expects to receive for providing those goods or services.

Revenues for products are generally recognized upon shipment, whereas revenues for services and solutions offerings are generally recognized by using an output or time-based method, assuming all other criteria for revenue recognition have been met. Revenues for software are recognized either upon delivery or using a time-based method, depending upon how control is transferred to the customer. In cases where a bundle of products, services, and/or software are delivered to the customer, judgment is required to select the method of progress which best reflects the transfer of control.

Disaggregation of Revenue
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The following table presents our Net sales disaggregated by product category for each of our segments, AIT and EVM, for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020 (in millions):
Three Months Ended
April 3, 2021March 28, 2020
SegmentTangible ProductsServices and SoftwareTotalTangible ProductsServices and SoftwareTotal
AIT$410 $26 $436 $333 $22 $355 
EVM743 171 914 568 129 697 
Corporate, eliminations(1)
(3)(3)
Total$1,153 $194 $1,347 $901 $151 $1,052 

(1)Amounts included in Corporate, eliminations consist of purchase accounting adjustments.

In addition, refer to Note 15, Segment Information & Geographic Data for Net sales to customers by geographic region.

Performance Obligations
The Company’s remaining performance obligations primarily relate to repair and support services, as well as solutions offerings. The aggregated transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations for arrangements with an original term exceeding one year was $1,019 million and $974 million, inclusive of deferred revenue, as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. On average, remaining performance obligations as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are expected to be recognized over a period of approximately two years.

Contract Balances
Progress on satisfying performance obligations under contracts with customers is reflected on the Consolidated Balance Sheets in Accounts receivable, net for billed revenues. Progress on satisfying performance obligations under contracts with customers related to unbilled revenues (“contract assets”) is reflected on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as Prepaid expenses and other current assets for revenues expected to be billed within the next twelve months, and Other long-term assets for revenues expected to be billed thereafter. The total contract asset balances were $10 million each as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020. These contract assets result from timing differences between the billing and delivery schedules of products, services and software, as well as the impact from the allocation of the transaction price among performance obligations for contracts that include multiple performance obligations. Contract assets are evaluated for impairment and 0 impairment losses have been recognized during the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020.

Deferred revenue on the Consolidated Balance Sheets consists of payments and billings in advance of our performance. The combined short-term and long-term deferred revenue balances were $631 million and $581 million as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. During the three months ended April 3, 2021, the Company recognized $110 million in revenue, which was previously included in the beginning balance of deferred revenue as of December 31, 2020. During the three months ended March 28, 2020, the Company recognized $73 million in revenue, which was previously included in the beginning balance of deferred revenue as of December 31, 2019.

Note 4 Inventories

The components of Inventories, net are as follows (in millions): 
 April 3,
2021
December 31,
2020
Raw materials$117 $117 
Work in process
Finished goods408 390 
Total Inventories, net$528 $511 

Note 5 Investments

The carrying value of the Company’s investments was $91 million and $77 million as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, which are included in Other long-term assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the first quarter of 2021, the Company paid $13 million for the purchases of 2 new long-term investments.
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During the first quarter of 2021, the Company recognized a net gain of approximately $1 million related to one of its investments.

Note 6 Exit and Restructuring Costs
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company committed to certain organizational changes designed to generate operational efficiencies (collectively referred to as the “2019 Productivity Plan”). The organizational design changes under the 2019 Productivity Plan principally occurred within the North America and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”) regions. The 2019 Productivity Plan was completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.  Exit and restructuring charges, primarily related to employee severance and benefits, for the 2019 Productivity Plan were $4 million during the three months ended March 28, 2020.

Note 7 Fair Value Measurements

Financial assets and liabilities are measured using inputs from three levels of the fair value hierarchy in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. It establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes observable and unobservable inputs used to measure fair value into the following three broad levels:
Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical assets or liabilities. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to Level 1 inputs (e.g. U.S. Treasuries and money market funds).
Level 2: Observable prices that are based on inputs not quoted in active markets but corroborated by market data.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs are used when little or no market data is available. The fair value hierarchy gives the lowest priority to Level 3 inputs.
In determining fair value, the Company utilizes valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs to the extent possible. In addition, the Company considers counterparty credit risk in the assessment of fair value.
The Company’s financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value as of April 3, 2021, are classified below (in millions):
 Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Assets:
Foreign exchange contracts (1)
$$$$10 
Money market investments related to deferred compensation plan33 33 
Total Assets at fair value$37 $$$43 
Liabilities:
Forward interest rate swap contracts (2)
$$34 $$34 
Liabilities related to the deferred compensation plan33 33 
Total Liabilities at fair value$33 $34 $$67 
The Company’s financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value as of December 31, 2020, are classified below (in millions):
Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Assets:
Money market investments related to deferred compensation plan$30 $$$30 
Total Assets at fair value$30 $$$30 
Liabilities:
Foreign exchange contracts (1)
$$34 $$37 
Forward interest rate swap contracts (2)
46 46 
Liabilities related to the deferred compensation plan30 30 
Total Liabilities at fair value$33 $80 $$113 
(1)The fair value of the foreign exchange contracts is calculated as follows:
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Fair value of regular forward contracts associated with forecasted sales hedges is calculated using the period-end exchange rate adjusted for current forward points.
Fair value of hedges against net assets is calculated at the period-end exchange rate adjusted for current forward points unless the hedge has been traded but not settled at year end (Level 2). If this is the case, the fair value is calculated at the rate at which the hedge is being settled (Level 1).
(2)The fair value of forward interest rate swaps is based upon a valuation model that uses relevant observable market inputs at the quoted intervals, such as forward yield curves, and is adjusted for the Company’s credit risk and the interest rate swap terms.

Note 8 Derivative Instruments

In the normal course of business, the Company is exposed to global market risks, including the effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates. The Company uses derivative instruments to manage its exposure to such risks and may elect to designate certain derivatives as hedging instruments under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The Company formally documents all relationships between designated hedging instruments and hedged items as well as its risk management objectives and strategies for undertaking hedge transactions. The Company does not hold or issue derivatives for trading or speculative purposes.
In accordance with ASC 815, the Company recognizes derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets and measures them at fair value. The following table presents the fair value of its derivative instruments (in millions):
Asset (Liability)
Fair Values as of
Balance Sheet ClassificationApril 3,
2021
December 31,
2020
Derivative instruments designated as hedges:
    Foreign exchange contractsPrepaid expenses and other current assets$$
    Foreign exchange contractsAccrued liabilities(34)
Total derivative instruments designated as hedges$$(34)
Derivative instruments not designated as hedges:
    Foreign exchange contractsPrepaid expenses and other current assets$$
    Foreign exchange contractsAccrued liabilities(3)
    Forward interest rate swapsAccrued liabilities(17)(17)
    Forward interest rate swapsOther long-term liabilities(17)(29)
Total derivative instruments not designated as hedges$(30)$(49)
Total net derivative liability$(24)$(83)
The following table presents the net gains (losses) from changes in fair values of derivatives that are not designated as hedges (in millions):
Gains (Losses) Recognized in Income
 Three Months Ended
Statements of Operations ClassificationApril 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Derivative instruments not designated as hedges:
Foreign exchange contractsForeign exchange gain (loss)$$(1)
Forward interest rate swapsInterest income (expense), net(35)
Total gains (losses) recognized in income$14 $(36)

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Activities related to derivative instruments are reflected within Net cash provided by operating activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

Credit and Market Risk Management
Financial instruments, including derivatives, expose the Company to counterparty credit risk of nonperformance and to market risk related to currency exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations. The Company manages its exposure to counterparty credit risk by establishing minimum credit standards, diversifying its counterparties, and monitoring its concentrations of credit. The Company’s counterparties are commercial banks with expertise in derivative financial instruments. The Company evaluates the impact of market risk on the fair value and cash flows of its derivative and other financial instruments by considering reasonably possible changes in interest rates and currency exchange rates. The Company continually monitors the creditworthiness of the customers to which it grants credit terms in the normal course of business. The terms and conditions of the Company’s credit policies are designed to mitigate concentrations of credit risk.

The Company’s master netting and other similar arrangements with the respective counterparties allow for net settlement under certain conditions, which are designed to reduce credit risk by permitting net settlement with the same counterparty. We present the assets and liabilities of our derivative financial instruments, for which we have net settlement agreements in place, on a net basis on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. If the derivative financial instruments had been presented gross on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, the asset and liability positions each would have been increased by $5 million as of April 3, 2021 and would have been unchanged as of December 31, 2020.

Foreign Currency Exchange Risk Management
The Company conducts business on a multinational basis in a variety of foreign currencies. Exposure to market risk for changes in foreign currency exchange rates arises primarily from Euro-denominated external revenues, cross-border financing activities between subsidiaries, and foreign currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities. The Company manages its objective of preserving the economic value of non-functional currency denominated cash flows by initially hedging transaction exposures with natural offsets to the fullest extent possible and, once these opportunities have been exhausted, through foreign exchange forward and option contracts, as deemed appropriate.

The Company manages the exchange rate risk of anticipated Euro-denominated sales using forward contracts, which typically mature within twelve months of execution. The Company designates these derivative contracts as cash flow hedges. Unrealized gains and losses on these contracts are deferred in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (“AOCI”) on the Consolidated Balance Sheets until the contract is settled and the hedged sale is realized. The realized gain or loss is then recorded as an adjustment to Net sales on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Realized amounts reclassified to Net sales were $12 million of losses and $8 million of gains for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively. As of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the notional amounts of the Company’s foreign exchange cash flow hedges were €565 million and €585 million, respectively. The Company has reviewed its cash flow hedges for effectiveness and determined that they are highly effective.

The Company uses forward contracts, which are not designated as hedging instruments, to manage its exposures related to net assets denominated in foreign currencies. These forward contracts typically mature within one month after execution. Monetary gains and losses on these forward contracts are recorded in income and are generally offset by the transaction gains and losses related to their net asset positions. The notional values and the net fair value of these outstanding contracts are as follows (in millions):
 April 3,
2021
December 31,
2020
Notional balance of outstanding contracts:
British Pound/U.S. Dollar£28 £10 
Euro/U.S. Dollar157 123 
Canadian Dollar/U.S. DollarC$C$
Japanese Yen/U.S. Dollar¥173 ¥354 
Singapore Dollar/U.S. DollarS$17 S$12 
Mexican Peso/U.S. DollarMex$62 Mex$36 
Polish Zloty/U.S. Dollar48 
Net fair value of assets (liabilities) of outstanding contracts$$(3)

Interest Rate Risk Management
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The Company’s debt consists of borrowings under a term loan (“Term Loan A”), Revolving Credit Facility, and Receivables Financing Facilities, which bear interest at variable rates plus applicable margins. As a result, the Company is exposed to market risk associated with the variable interest rate payments on these borrowings. See Note 9, Long-Term Debt for further details about these borrowings.

The Company manages its exposure to changes in interest rates by utilizing interest rate swaps to hedge this exposure and to achieve a desired proportion of fixed versus floating-rate debt, based on current and projected market conditions.

In December 2017, the Company entered into a long-term forward interest rate swap agreement with a notional amount of $800 million to lock into a fixed LIBOR interest rate base for its debt facilities subject to monthly interest payments. Under the terms of the agreement, $800 million in variable-rate debt will be swapped for a fixed interest rate with net settlement terms starting in December 2018 and ending in December 2022. During the third quarter of 2019, the Company entered into additional long-term forward interest rate swap agreements with a total notional amount of $800 million, containing net settlement terms, which start in December 2022 and end in August 2024. The additional interest rate swap agreements effectively extend the risk management initiative of the Company to coincide with the maturities of Term Loan A and the Revolving Credit Facility. These interest rate swaps are not designated as hedges and changes in fair value are recognized immediately as Interest expense, net on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Note 9 Long-Term Debt

The following table shows the carrying value of the Company’s debt (in millions):
April 3,
2021
December 31,
2020
Term Loan A$888 $917 
2020 Term Loan100 
Receivables Financing Facilities208 235 
Total debt$1,096 $1,252 
Less: Debt issuance costs(4)(5)
Less: Unamortized discounts(2)(2)
Less: Current portion of debt(134)(364)
Total long-term debt$956 $881 

As of April 3, 2021, the future maturities of debt, excluding debt discounts and issuance costs, are as follows (in millions):
2021$122 
202256 
202381 
2024837 
Total future debt maturities$1,096 
All borrowings as of April 3, 2021 were denominated in U.S. Dollars.
The estimated fair value of the Company’s debt approximated $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. These fair value amounts, developed based on inputs classified as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy, represent the estimated value at which the Company’s lenders could trade its debt within the financial markets and do not represent the settlement value of these liabilities to the Company. The fair value of the debt will continue to vary each period based on a number of factors, including fluctuations in market interest rates as well as changes to the Company’s credit ratings.

Term Loan A
The principal on Term Loan A is due in quarterly installments, with the next quarterly installment due in March 2022 and the majority due upon the August 9, 2024 maturity date. The Company may make prepayments, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty, and would be required to prepay certain outstanding amounts in the event of certain circumstances or transactions. As of April 3, 2021, the Term Loan A interest rate was 1.37%. Interest payments are made monthly and are subject to variable rates plus an applicable margin.

2020 Term Loan
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In September 2020, the Company entered into a new $200 million term loan (“2020 Term Loan”), with the proceeds used to partly fund the acquisition of Reflexis Systems, Inc. The Company repaid $100 million of principal in the fourth quarter of 2020 and repaid the remaining $100 million of principal in the first quarter of 2021.

Receivables Financing Facilities
The Company has 2 Receivables Financing Facilities with financial institutions that have a combined total borrowing limit of up to $280 million. As collateral, the Company pledges perfected first-priority security interests in its U.S. domestically originated accounts receivable. The Company has accounted for transactions under its Receivables Financing Facilities as secured borrowings. The Company’s first Receivables Financing Facility, which was originally entered into in December 2017 and most recently amended in March 2021, allows for borrowings of up to $180 million and will mature on March 19, 2024. The most recent amendment to the first Receivables Financing Facility extended the maturity through March 19, 2024 but otherwise did not significantly change the facility. The Company’s second Receivable Financing Facility, which was originally entered into in May 2019 and amended in May 2020, allows for borrowings of up to $100 million and will mature on May 17, 2021.

As of April 3, 2021, the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets included $498 million of receivables that were pledged under the 2 Receivables Financing Facilities. As of April 3, 2021, $208 million had been borrowed, of which $122 million was classified as current. Borrowings under the Receivables Financing Facilities bear interest at a variable rate plus an applicable margin. As of April 3, 2021, the Receivables Financing Facilities had an average interest rate of 1.04%. Interest is paid on these borrowings on a monthly basis.

Revolving Credit Facility
The Company has a Revolving Credit Facility that is available for working capital and other general business purposes, including letters of credit. As of April 3, 2021, the Company had letters of credit totaling $5 million, which reduced funds available for borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility from $1 billion to $995 million. NaN borrowings were outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility as of April 3, 2021. Upon borrowing, interest payments are made monthly and are subject to variable rates plus an applicable margin. The Revolving Credit Facility matures on August 9, 2024.

Uncommitted Short-Term Credit Facility
The Company also entered into an uncommitted short-term credit facility (“Uncommitted Facility”) in August 2020. The Uncommitted Facility matures on August 26, 2021 and allows for borrowings of up to $20 million. Each borrowing must be repaid within 90 days, or earlier if the facility matures beforehand, and bears interest at a variable rate plus an applicable margin. Along with the Company’s Revolving Credit Facility, the Uncommitted Facility is available for working capital and other general business purposes. As of April 3, 2021, the Company had 0 outstanding borrowings under the Uncommitted Facility.

Each of the Company’s borrowing arrangements described above include terms and conditions that limit the incurrence of additional borrowings and require that certain financial ratios be maintained at designated levels.

The Company uses interest rate swaps to manage the interest rate risk associated with its debt. See Note 8, Derivative Instruments for further information.

As of April 3, 2021, the Company was in compliance with all debt covenants.

Note 10 Commitments and Contingencies

Warranties
The following table is a summary of the Company’s accrued warranty obligations, which are included in Accrued liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Balance at the beginning of the period$24 $21 
Warranty expense
Warranties fulfilled(8)(7)
Balance at the end of the period$24 $22 

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Contingencies
The Company is subject to a variety of investigations, claims, suits, and other legal proceedings that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business, including but not limited to, intellectual property, employment, tort, and breach of contract matters. The Company currently believes that the outcomes of such proceedings, individually and in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse impact on its business, cash flows, financial position, or results of operations. Any legal proceedings are subject to inherent uncertainties, and the Company’s view of these matters and their potential effects may change in the future.

In 2020, the Company received approval of its exclusion request of customs duties that had been paid on certain products under Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974 from September 1, 2019 through September 1, 2020 and commenced a process to request recovery of previously assessed amounts. Recoveries are recognized when the Company has completed all regulatory filing requirements and determined that receipt of amounts is virtually certain. Recoveries totaling $12 million were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2020, of which $4 million related to our AIT segment and $8 million related to our EVM segment. In the first quarter of 2021, the Company recorded additional recoveries of $3 million. The recoveries in the first quarter of 2021 attributable to the AIT and EVM segments were $1 million and $2 million, respectively. Both the initially incurred costs and related recoveries were included within Cost of sales for Tangible products on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The Company believes that additional import duties that were previously paid are potentially recoverable; however, the final amounts and the timings of any such additional recoveries remain uncertain and, therefore, the Company has not recorded any amounts related to potential future recoveries in its financial statements as of April 3, 2021.

Note 11 Income Taxes

The Company’s effective tax rate for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020 was 17.4% and 13.6%, respectively. The variance from the 21% federal statutory rate in each period was attributable to the benefits of share-based compensation deductions, lower tax rates on foreign earnings and U.S. tax credits.

The Company is continually monitoring the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law on March 11, 2021; the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020; and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020. The provisions of these laws did not have a significant impact to our effective tax rate in either the current or prior year. Management continues to monitor guidance regarding these laws and developments related to other coronavirus tax relief throughout the world for potential impacts.

The Company earns a significant amount of its operating income outside of the U.S. that is taxed at rates different than the U.S. federal statutory rate. The Company’s principal foreign jurisdictions that provide sources of operating income are the United Kingdom and Singapore. The Company has received an incentivized tax rate by the Singapore Economic Development Board, which reduces the income tax rate in that jurisdiction effective for calendar years 2019 to 2023. The Company has committed to making additional investments in Singapore over the period 2019 to 2022. However, should the Company not make these investments in accordance with the agreement, any incentive benefit would have to be repaid to the Singapore tax authorities.

The Company is not permanently reinvested with respect to its U.S. directly-owned foreign subsidiaries. The Company is subject to U.S. income tax on substantially all foreign earnings under the Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), while any remaining foreign earnings are eligible for a dividends received deduction under the Act. As a result, future repatriation of earnings will no longer be subject to U.S. income tax but may be subject to currency translation gains or losses. Where required, the Company has recorded a deferred tax liability for foreign withholding taxes on current earnings. Additionally, gains and losses on any future taxable dispositions of U.S.-owned foreign affiliates continue to be subject to U.S. income tax.

Management evaluates all jurisdictions based on historical pre-tax earnings and taxable income to determine the need for valuation allowances on a quarterly basis. Based on this analysis, a valuation allowance has been recorded for any jurisdictions where, in the Company’s judgment, tax benefits are not expected to be realized. There was no change to our valuation allowance for the three months ended April 3, 2021.

Uncertain Tax Positions
The Company is currently undergoing U.S. federal income tax audits for tax years 2017 and 2018. Additionally, fiscal years 2004 through 2018 remain open to examination by multiple foreign and U.S. state taxing jurisdictions. As of April 3, 2021, no significant uncertain tax positions are expected to be settled within the next twelve months. Due to uncertainties in any tax audit or litigation outcome, the Company’s estimates of the ultimate settlements of uncertain tax positions may change and the actual tax benefits may differ significantly from estimates.

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Note 12 Earnings Per Share

Basic net earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares assuming dilution. Dilutive common shares outstanding is computed using the Treasury Stock method and, in periods of income, reflects the additional shares that would be outstanding if dilutive stock options were exercised for common shares during the period.

Earnings per share (in millions, except share data):
Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Basic:
Net income$228 $89 
Weighted-average shares outstanding53,484,265 53,760,873 
Basic earnings per share$4.26 $1.66 
Diluted:
Net income$228 $89 
Weighted-average shares outstanding53,484,265 53,760,873 
Dilutive shares480,065 557,171 
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding53,964,330 54,318,044 
Diluted earnings per share$4.22 $1.65 

Anti-dilutive options to purchase common shares are excluded from diluted earnings per share calculations. There were 570 and 68,554 shares that were anti-dilutive for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively.

Note 13 Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Stockholders’ equity includes certain items classified as AOCI, including:

Unrealized gain (loss) on anticipated sales hedging transactions relates to derivative instruments used to hedge the exposure related to currency exchange rates for forecasted Euro sales. These hedges are designated as cash flow hedges, and the Company defers income statement recognition of gains and losses until the hedged transaction occurs. See Note 8, Derivative Instruments for more details.

Foreign currency translation adjustments relate to the Company’s non-U.S. subsidiary companies that have designated a functional currency other than the U.S. Dollar. The Company is required to translate the subsidiary functional currency financial statements to U.S. Dollars using a combination of historical, period end, and average foreign exchange rates. This combination of rates creates the foreign currency translation adjustment component of AOCI.

The components of AOCI for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020 are as follows (in millions):
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 Unrealized gain (loss) on sales hedgingForeign currency translation adjustmentsTotal
Balance at December 31, 2019$$(46)$(44)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications11 (9)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI(1)
(8)(8)
Tax effect(1)(1)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(9)(7)
Balance at March 28, 2020$$(55)$(51)
Balance at December 31, 2020$(28)$(41)$(69)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications27 (3)24 
Amounts reclassified from AOCI(1)
12 12 
Tax effect(7)(7)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax32 (3)29 
Balance at April 3, 2021$$(44)$(40)
(1) See Note 8, Derivative Instruments regarding timing of reclassifications to operating results.

Note 14 Accounts Receivable Factoring

The Company has multiple Receivables Factoring arrangements, pursuant to which certain receivables are sold to banks without recourse in exchange for cash. Transactions under the Receivables Factoring arrangements are accounted for as sales under ASC 860, Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets, with the sold receivables removed from the Company’s balance sheet. Under these Receivables Factoring arrangements, the Company does not maintain any beneficial interest in the receivables sold. The banks’ purchase of eligible receivables is subject to a maximum amount of uncollected receivables. The Company services the receivables on behalf of the banks, but otherwise maintains no significant continuing involvement with respect to the receivables. Sale proceeds that are representative of the fair value of factored receivables, less a factoring fee, are reflected in Net cash provided by operating activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, while sale proceeds in excess of the fair value of factored receivables are reflected in Net cash used in financing activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

In May 2020, the Company entered into a new Receivables Factoring arrangement with a bank, which allows for the factoring of up to €150 million of uncollected receivables originated from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. The Company is required to maintain a portion of sales proceeds as deposits in a restricted cash account that is released to the Company as it satisfies its obligations as servicer of sold receivables, which totaled $33 million and $24 million as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and is classified within Prepaid expenses and other current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The Company’s other active Receivable Factoring arrangements, which were entered into prior to 2020, also allow for the factoring of up to $125 million of uncollected receivables originated from the EMEA region.

During the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, the Company received cash proceeds of $413 million and $162 million, respectively, from the sales of accounts receivables under its factoring arrangements. As of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were a total of $77 million and $70 million, respectively, of uncollected receivables that had been sold and removed from the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.

As servicer of sold receivables, the Company had $123 million and $142 million of obligations that were not yet remitted to banks as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. These obligations are included within Accrued liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, with changes in such obligations reflected within Net cash used in financing activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

Fees incurred in connection with these arrangements were not significant.

Note 15 Segment Information & Geographic Data
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The Company’s operations consist of 2 reportable segments: Asset Intelligence & Tracking (“AIT”) and Enterprise Visibility & Mobility (“EVM”). The reportable segments have been identified based on the financial data utilized by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (the chief operating decision maker or “CODM”) to assess segment performance and allocate resources among the Company’s segments. The CODM reviews adjusted operating income to assess segment profitability. To the extent applicable, segment operating income excludes business acquisition purchase accounting adjustments, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition and integration costs, impairment of goodwill and other intangibles, exit and restructuring costs, and product sourcing diversification costs. Segment assets are not reviewed by the Company’s CODM and therefore are not disclosed below.

Effective January 1, 2021, we moved our retail solutions offering from our AIT segment into our EVM segment contemporaneous with a change in our organizational structure and management of the business. Prior period results have been revised to conform to the current segment presentation. This change does not have an impact to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Financial information by segment is presented as follows (in millions):
 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Net sales:
AIT$436 $355 
EVM914 697 
Total segment Net sales1,350 1,052 
Corporate, eliminations(1)
(3)
Total Net sales$1,347 $1,052 
Operating income:
AIT(2)
$109 $82 
EVM(2)
193 95 
Total segment operating income302 177 
Corporate, eliminations(1)
(30)(26)
Total Operating income$272 $151 
(1)To the extent applicable, amounts included in Corporate, eliminations consist of business acquisition purchase accounting adjustments, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition and integration costs, impairment of goodwill and other intangibles, exit and restructuring costs, and product sourcing diversification costs.

(2)AIT and EVM segment operating income includes depreciation and share-based compensation expense. The amounts of depreciation and share-based compensation expense attributable to AIT and EVM are proportionate to each segment’s Net sales.

Information regarding the Company’s operations by geographic area is contained in the following table. Net sales amounts are attributed to geographic area based on customer location. We manage our business based on regions rather than by individual countries.

Geographic data for Net sales is as follows (in millions):
Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
North America$673 $519 
EMEA490 388 
Asia-Pacific120 97 
Latin America64 48 
Total Net sales$1,347 $1,052 
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Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Overview

Zebra Technologies Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Zebra” or the “Company”) is a global leader respected for innovative Enterprise Asset Intelligence (“EAI”) solutions in the automatic identification and data capture solutions industry. We design, manufacture, and sell a broad range of products and solutions, including cloud-based subscriptions, that capture and move data, including: mobile computers; barcode scanners and imagers; radio frequency identification device (“RFID”) readers; specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification; real-time location systems (“RTLS”); related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables; and software applications. We also provide a full range of services, including maintenance, technical support, and repair, managed and professional services. End-users of our products, solutions and services include those in the retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector, and other industries around the world.

Our customers have traditionally benefited from proven solutions that increase productivity and improve asset efficiency and utilization. The Company is poised to drive, and capitalize on, the evolution of the data capture industry into the broader EAI industry, based on important technology trends like the Internet of Things (“IoT”), ubiquitous mobility, automation and cloud computing. EAI solutions offer additional benefits to our customers including real-time, data-driven insights that improve operational visibility and drive workflow optimization.

The Company’s operations consist of two reportable segments: Asset Intelligence & Tracking (“AIT”) and Enterprise Visibility & Mobility (“EVM”). 

The AIT segment is an industry leader in barcode printing and asset tracking technologies. Its major product lines include barcode and card printers, supplies, services, and location solutions. Industries served include retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector, and other end markets within the following regions: North America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”); Asia-Pacific; and Latin America.

The EVM segment is an industry leader in automatic information and data capture solutions. Its major product lines include mobile computing, data capture, RFID, services, software-based workflow optimization solutions, and retail solutions. Industries served include retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector, and other end markets within the following regions: North America; EMEA; Asia-Pacific; and Latin America.

In the first quarter of 2021, we moved our retail solutions offering from our AIT segment into our EVM segment contemporaneous with a change in our organizational structure and management of the business. We have reported our results reflecting this change, including historical periods, on a comparable basis. This change does not have an impact to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Recent Developments

COVID-19 Outbreak
The coronavirus (“COVID-19”or the “pandemic” ) has spread across the globe, with various measures, such as travel restrictions and cancellations or limitations of in-person gatherings, remaining in effect to certain degrees in several jurisdictions. We serve a diverse mix of customers; some of which, have experienced declines or suspensions of their operations, whereas others have experienced increases in their business volume. While the ultimate duration of the pandemic and timing of recovery in each region remains highly uncertain, the Company expects 2021 sales and profitability to benefit from pent-up demand from customers who we believe had delayed purchases in 2020 due to the pandemic, as well as the resulting acceleration of the underlying trend to digitize and automate workflows. The negative impacts from the pandemic, including declines in customer demand and supply chain disruptions, were most pronounced in the first half of 2020 and lessened later in 2020 as the global economic recovery took shape. We have continued to mitigate the impacts of supply chain disruptions by taking exceptional actions, including alternative modes of product delivery and fulfillment, as well as providing protective equipment for our front-line employees.

Thus far in 2021, the level of demand for certain product components has resulted in lengthened lead times and higher input costs. We are currently taking steps to mitigate these impacts; however, they could become more significant. These impacts may include the potential for product shortages which could negatively impact our ability to meet forecasted customer demand
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should suppliers of necessary parts no longer be able to provide such parts or sufficiently allocate supply among their customers, including the Company.

The federal, state, and local governments as well as foreign governments, to varying degrees, have imposed, and continue to impose, several protocols and regulations restricting the physical movement or other activities of individuals in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented a number of measures in an effort to protect our employees’ health and well-being, including having the majority of office workers work remotely, limiting employee travel, and withdrawing from in-person industry events. In addition, as governments continue to ease their restrictions and we continue to allow our employees to come back to work in our offices in a controlled approach, we have modified our business practices, including implementing social distancing protocols, office capacity restrictions, health screening, provision of personal protective equipment, tracking and tracing protocols, and extensively and frequently disinfecting our workspaces. Throughout the pandemic, distribution centers and repair centers have remained open at varying capacity levels to ensure continued support to our customers, many of whom provide essential goods and services to communities.

We have considered the potential impacts of the global pandemic in qualitative impairment assessments of our long-lived assets, including goodwill and intangible assets, property, plant and equipment and right-of-use lease assets. We have concluded that it is not more likely than not that any of our long-lived assets are impaired during the current and prior year period. Our analysis considered, among other factors:

the nature of our products, solutions, and services as well as our position within our industry;
our highly variable cost structure;
the assumption that the negative impacts from COVID-19 will be temporary; and that
the Company will continue generating strong positive operating cash flows over the long-term.

We have also considered the adequacy of our capital resources, inclusive of available borrowing capacity and other financing facilities; the results of our most recent quantitative goodwill impairment assessment, which was last completed in the fourth quarter of 2020; and our market capitalization, which has continued to far exceed total net assets. Finally, while we may experience a temporary increase in working capital levels, at this time, we do not anticipate a material impact to the realizability of current assets, such as accounts receivable or inventories.

The situation related to the pandemic and recovery from the pandemic continues to be complex and rapidly evolving. Certain vaccines have been authorized by major regulatory bodies to help fight the infection of COVID-19, and certain other vaccines are in the late stages of development to provide such treatment. While it is anticipated in the ensuing months that authorized vaccines will become more widely available to the public, vaccine availability remains limited in certain regions and the timeline to sufficiently mitigate the effects of the pandemic through vaccines or other measures remains uncertain. If COVID-19 persists or worsens before vaccines or other treatments are made widely available, there may be further external developments, such as restrictions imposed by government authorities or guidance issued by public health authorities, that are beyond our control and may impact our operating plans. Parts of our business have experienced, and may continue to experience, operational disruption and customer demand impacts. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have taken certain cost reduction actions to mitigate the impact to profitability and cash flow. Currently, we are unable to reasonably estimate the duration of the pandemic or fully ascertain its long-term impact to our business.

Reflexis Acquisition
On September 1, 2020, the Company acquired Reflexis Systems, Inc. (“Reflexis”), a provider of task and workforce management, execution, and communication solutions for customers in the retail, food service, hospitality, and banking industries. Through this acquisition, the Company intends to enhance its solutions offerings to customers in these industries by
combining Reflexis’ platform with its existing software solutions and product offerings, further empowering front line workers to execute the next best action using real time data. The operating results of Reflexis are included within the EVM segment.

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Results of Operations: Quarter Ended 2021 versus 2020

Consolidated Results of Operations
(amounts in millions, except percentages)

 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
$ Change% Change
Net sales:
Tangible products$1,153 $901 $252 28.0 %
Services and software194 151 43 28.5 %
Total Net sales1,347 1,052 295 28.0 %
Gross profit655 473 182 38.5 %
Gross margin48.6 %45.0 %360 bps
Operating expenses383 322 61 18.9 %
Operating income$272 $151 $121 80.1 %

Net sales to customers by geographic region were as follows (amounts in millions, except percentages):
 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
$ Change% Change
North America$673 $519 $154 29.7 %
EMEA490 388 102 26.3 %
Asia-Pacific120 97 23 23.7 %
Latin America64 48 16 33.3 %
Total net sales$1,347 $1,052 $295 28.0 %

Operating expenses are summarized below (amounts in millions, except percentages):
 Three Months Ended
 April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
As a % of Net sales
20212020
Selling and marketing$134 $122 9.9 %11.6 %
Research and development140 105 10.4 %10.0 %
General and administrative82 74 6.1 %7.0 %
Amortization of intangible assets26 16 NMNM
Acquisition and integration costsNMNM
Exit and restructuring costs— NMNM
Total operating expenses$383 $322 28.4 %30.6 %

Consolidated Organic Net sales growth:
Three Months Ended
April 3, 2021
Reported GAAP Consolidated Net sales growth28.0 %
Adjustments:
Impact of foreign currency translation (1)
(1.6)%
Impact of acquisitions (2)
(1.4)%
Consolidated Organic Net sales growth (3)
25.0 %

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(1)Operating results reported in U.S. Dollars are affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Foreign currency translation impact represents the difference in results that are attributable to fluctuations in the currency exchange rates used to convert the results for businesses where the functional currency is not the U.S. Dollar. This impact is calculated by translating the current period results at the currency exchange rates used in the comparable prior year period, inclusive of the Company’s foreign currency hedging program.

(2)For purposes of computing Organic Net sales growth, amounts directly attributable to the acquisition of Reflexis are excluded for twelve months following the September 1, 2020 acquisition date.

(3)Consolidated Organic Net sales growth is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the Non-GAAP Measures section at the end of this item.

First quarter 2021 compared to first quarter 2020

Total Net Sales increased $295 million or 28.0% compared with the prior year primarily due to broad-based customer demand across both of our segments and all regions, inclusive of pent-up demand from customers who we believe had delayed purchases in fiscal 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Net Sales for the first quarter of 2020 included the negative impacts of supply chain disruptions within our EVM segment resulting from the temporary closure of a key distribution center supplying the Americas late in that quarter. EVM Net Sales growth was 31.1% and AIT Net Sales growth was 22.8% compared to the prior year. Excluding the effects of acquisitions and favorable currency changes, the increase in Consolidated Organic Net sales was 25.0%.

Gross margin increased to 48.6% for the current quarter compared to 45.0% for the prior year. Gross margins were higher than the prior year primarily due to favorable business mix, higher support service margins, the mitigation of Chinese import tariffs as of the fourth quarter of 2020 as well as a partial recovery of Chinese import tariffs in the current year, favorable currency changes, and contributions from our recent higher margin EVM acquisitions. These benefits were partially offset by premium freight costs and surcharges on certain product components.

Operating expenses for the quarter ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, were $383 million and $322 million, or 28.4% and 30.6% of Net sales, respectively. The increase in Operating expenses over the prior year was primarily due to higher employee incentive-based compensation associated with improved financial performance; the inclusion of operating expenses and amortization of intangible assets associated with recently acquired businesses; and increased investment in research and development program projects, principally within our EVM segment. These increases were partially offset by lower travel spending in the current year, as well as the prior year including costs associated with our 2019 Productivity Plan and the diversification of the Company’s product sourcing footprint, which were each completed by the end of 2020.

Operating income increased 80.1% to $272 million for the current year compared to $151 million for the prior year. The increase was primarily due to higher Net Sales and Gross profit, which were partially offset by higher Operating expenses.

Net income increased 156% compared to the prior year due to higher Operating income and favorability in Other income (expense), partially offset by higher income tax expense, detailed as follows:

The Company’s effective income tax rate for the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020 was 17.4% and 13.6%, respectively. The Company’s effective tax rate was higher in the current year compared to the prior year primarily due to increased income in jurisdictions with higher tax rates, partially offset by increased share-based compensation deductions.

Other income (expense), net was $4 million of income in the current year compared to $48 million of expense in the prior year primarily due to lower interest expense in the current year. The current year interest expense benefited from an $8 million gain on interest rate swaps compared to a $35 million loss in the prior year, lower interest rates, and lower average outstanding debt levels.

Diluted earnings per share increased to $4.22 as compared to $1.65 in the prior year primarily due to the increase in Net income.


Results of Operations by Segment

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The following commentary should be read in conjunction with the financial results of each operating business segment as detailed in Note 15, Segment Information & Geographic Data in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. To the extent applicable, segment results exclude purchase accounting adjustments, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition and integration costs, impairment of goodwill and other intangibles, exit and restructuring costs, and product sourcing diversification costs.

Asset Intelligence & Tracking Segment (“AIT”)
(in millions, except percentages)
 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
$ Change% Change
Net sales:
Tangible products$410 $333 $77 23.1 %
Services and software26 22 18.2 %
Total Net sales436 355 81 22.8 %
Gross profit210 171 39 22.8 %
Gross margin48.2 %48.2 %0 bps
Operating expenses101 89 12 13.5 %
Operating income$109 $82 $27 32.9 %

AIT Organic Net sales growth:
Three Months Ended
April 3, 2021
AIT Reported GAAP Net sales growth22.8 %
Adjustments:
Impact of foreign currency translation (1)
(1.4)%
AIT Organic Net sales growth (2)
21.4 %

(1)Operating results reported in U.S. Dollars are affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Foreign currency translation impact represents the difference in results that are attributable to fluctuations in the currency exchange rates used to convert the results for businesses where the functional currency is not the U.S. Dollar. This impact is calculated by translating the current period results at the currency exchange rates used in the comparable prior year period, inclusive of the Company’s foreign currency hedging program.

(2)AIT Organic Net sales growth is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the Non-GAAP Measures section at the end of this item.

First quarter 2021 compared to first quarter 2020

Total Net sales for AIT increased $81 million or 22.8% compared to the prior year primarily due to higher sales of printing products and supplies reflecting broad-based customer demand across all regions, inclusive of pent-up demand from customers who we believe had delayed purchases in fiscal 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as favorable currency changes. Excluding the impact of foreign currency changes, AIT Organic Net sales growth was 21.4%.

Gross margin was 48.2% in both the current and prior year periods. The benefits of favorable business mix, foreign currency changes, as well as the mitigation of Chinese import tariffs as of the fourth quarter of 2020 along with partial recovery of Chinese import tariffs in the current year, were collectively offset by premium freight costs and surcharges on certain product components.

Operating income increased 32.9% in the current quarter compared to the prior year period. The increase was due to higher Net sales and Gross profit, which were partially offset by higher Operating expenses.

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Enterprise Visibility & Mobility Segment (“EVM”)
(in millions, except percentages)
 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
$ Change% Change
Net sales:
Tangible products$743 $568 $175 30.8 %
Services and software171 129 42 32.6 %
Total Net sales914 697 217 31.1 %
Gross profit448 303 145 47.9 %
Gross margin49.0 %43.5 %550 bps
Operating expenses255 208 47 22.6 %
Operating income$193 $95 $98 103.2 %

EVM Organic Net sales growth:
Three Months Ended
April 3, 2021
EVM Reported GAAP Net sales growth31.1 %
Adjustments:
Impact of foreign currency translation (1)
(1.7)%
Impact of acquisition (2)
(2.6)%
EVM Organic Net sales growth (3)
26.8 %

(1)Operating results reported in U.S. Dollars are affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Foreign currency translation impact represents the difference in results that are attributable to fluctuations in the currency exchange rates used to convert the results for businesses where the functional currency is not the U.S. Dollar. This impact is calculated by translating the current period results at the currency exchange rates used in the comparable prior year period, inclusive of the Company’s foreign currency hedging program.

(2)For purposes of computing EVM Organic Net sales growth, amounts directly attributable to the acquisition of Reflexis are excluded for twelve months following the September 1, 2020 acquisition date.

(3)EVM Organic Net sales growth is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the Non-GAAP Measures section at the end of this item.

First quarter 2021 compared to first quarter 2020

Total Net sales for EVM increased $217 million or 31.1% compared to the prior year primarily due to higher sales of mobile computing products, support services, and data capture products reflecting broad-based customer demand across all regions, inclusive of pent-up demand from customers who we believe had delayed purchases in fiscal 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, our recent acquisitions contributed to the growth of Services and software Net sales in the current year. Net Sales for the prior year included the negative impacts of supply chain disruptions that primarily impacted our North America mobile computing business. Excluding the impacts of acquisitions and favorable foreign currency changes, EVM Organic Net Sales growth was 26.8%.

Gross margin increased to 49.0% in the current quarter compared to 43.5% in the prior year, primarily due to favorable business mix, higher support service margins, contributions from our higher margin acquisitions, favorable changes in foreign currency, as well as the mitigation of Chinese import tariffs as of the fourth quarter of 2020 along with partial recovery of Chinese import tariffs in the current year. These benefits were partially offset by premium freight and surcharges on certain product components.

Operating income for the current quarter increased 103.2% compared to the prior year period. The increase was due to higher Net sales and Gross profit, which were partially offset by higher Operating expenses.
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Liquidity and Capital Resources

The primary factors that influence our liquidity include the amount and timing of our revenues, cash collections from our customers, cash payments to our suppliers, capital expenditures, repatriation of foreign cash, acquisitions, and share repurchases. Management believes that our existing capital resources, inclusive of available borrowing capacity on debt and other financing facilities and funds generated from operations, are sufficient to meet anticipated capital requirements and service our indebtedness. The following table summarizes our cash flow activities for the periods indicated (in millions):

 Three Months Ended
Cash flows provided by (used in):April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
$ Change
Operating activities$224 $108 $116 
Investing activities(23)(15)(8)
Financing activities(181)(98)(83)
Effect of exchange rates on cash balances(2)(1)(1)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash$18 $(6)$24 
The change in our cash and cash equivalents balance during the three months ended April 3, 2021 compared to the prior year period is reflective of the following:

The increase in cash provided by operating activities compared to the prior year was primarily attributed to higher operating profitability, favorable timing of vendor payments compared to the prior year, and lower incentive compensation payments. These benefits were partially offset by less favorability in the timing of customer collections and higher inventory levels compared to the prior year.

The increase in net cash used in investing activities compared to the prior period was primarily due to higher purchases of long-term investments in the current year.

The increase in cash used in financing activities was primarily due to the Company making debt repayments of $156 million in the current year, as compared to net borrowings of $121 million and share repurchases of $200 million in the prior year.

Company Debt
The following table shows the carrying value of the Company’s debt (in millions):
April 3,
2021
December 31,
2020
Term Loan A$888 $917 
2020 Term Loan— 100 
Receivables Financing Facilities208 235 
Total debt$1,096 $1,252 
Less: Debt issuance costs(4)(5)
Less: Unamortized discounts(2)(2)
Less: Current portion of debt(134)(364)
Total long-term debt$956 $881 

Term Loan A
The principal on Term Loan A is due in quarterly installments, with the next quarterly installment due in March 2022 and the majority due upon the August 9, 2024 maturity date. The Company may make prepayments, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty, and would be required to prepay certain outstanding amounts in the event of certain circumstances or transactions. As of April 3, 2021, the Term Loan A interest rate was 1.37%. Interest payments are made monthly and are subject to variable rates plus an applicable margin.

2020 Term Loan
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In September 2020, the Company entered into a new $200 million term loan (“2020 Term Loan”), with the proceeds used to partly fund the acquisition of Reflexis. The Company repaid $100 million of principal in the fourth quarter of 2020 and repaid the remaining $100 million of principal in the first quarter of 2021.

Receivables Financing Facilities
The Company has two Receivables Financing Facilities with financial institutions that have a combined total borrowing limit of up to $280 million. As collateral, the Company pledges perfected first-priority security interests in its U.S. domestically originated accounts receivable. The Company has accounted for transactions under its Receivables Financing Facilities as secured borrowings. The Company’s first Receivables Financing Facility, which was originally entered into in December 2017 and was most recently amended in March 2021, allows for borrowings of up to $180 million. The most recent amendment to the first Receivables Financing Facility extended the maturity through March 19, 2024 but otherwise did not significantly change the facility. The Company’s second Receivable Financing Facility, which was entered into in May 2019 and was amended in May 2020, allows for borrowings of up to $100 million and will mature on May 17, 2021.

As of April 3, 2021, the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets included $498 million of receivables that were pledged under the two Receivables Financing Facilities. As of April 3, 2021, $208 million had been borrowed, of which $122 million was classified as current. Borrowings under the Receivables Financing Facilities bear interest at a variable rate plus an applicable margin. As of April 3, 2021, the Receivables Financing Facilities had an average interest rate of 1.04%. Interest is paid on these borrowings on a monthly basis.

Revolving Credit Facility
The Company has a Revolving Credit Facility that is available for working capital and other general business purposes, including letters of credit. As of April 3, 2021, the Company had letters of credit totaling $5 million, which reduced funds available for borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility from $1 billion to $995 million. No borrowings were outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility as of April 3, 2021. Upon borrowing, interest payments are made monthly and are subject to variable rates plus an applicable margin. The Revolving Credit Facility matures on August 9, 2024.

Uncommitted Short-Term Credit Facility
The Company also entered into an uncommitted short-term credit facility (“Uncommitted Facility”) in August 2020. The Uncommitted Facility matures on August 26, 2021 and allows for borrowings of up to $20 million. Each borrowing must be repaid within 90 days, or earlier if the facility matures beforehand, and bears interest at a variable rate plus an applicable margin. Along with the Company’s Revolving Credit Facility, the Uncommitted Facility is available for working capital and other general business purposes. As of April 3, 2021, the Company had no outstanding borrowings under the Uncommitted Facility.

See Note 9, Long-Term Debt in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further details related to the Company’s debt instruments.

Receivables Factoring
The Company has multiple Receivables Factoring arrangements, pursuant to which certain receivables are sold to banks without recourse in exchange for cash. Transactions under the Receivables Factoring arrangements are accounted for as sales under Accounting Standards Codifications 860, Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets, with the sold receivables removed from the Company’s balance sheet. Under these Receivables Factoring arrangements, the Company does not maintain any beneficial interest in the receivables sold. The banks’ purchase of eligible receivables is subject to a maximum amount of uncollected receivables. The Company services the receivables on behalf of the banks, but otherwise maintains no significant continuing involvement with respect to the receivables. Sale proceeds that are representative of the fair value of factored receivables, less a factoring fee, are reflected in Net cash provided by operating activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, while sale proceeds in excess of the fair value of factored receivables are reflected in Net cash used in financing activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

In May 2020, the Company entered into a new Receivables Factoring arrangement with a bank, which allows for the factoring of up to €150 million of uncollected receivables originated from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. This arrangement expands upon the Company’s other Receivables Factoring arrangements, which allow for the factoring of up to $125 million of uncollected receivables originated from the EMEA region.

As of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020 there were a total of $77 million and $70 million, respectively, of uncollected receivables that had been sold and removed from the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.

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As servicer of sold receivables, the Company had $123 million and $142 million of obligations that were not yet remitted to banks as of April 3, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. These obligations are included within Accrued liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, with changes in such obligations reflected within Net cash used in financing activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

See Note 14, Accounts Receivable Factoring in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

Share Repurchases
On July 30, 2019, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for up to an aggregate amount of $1 billion of its outstanding shares of common stock. The share repurchase program does not have a stated expiration date.  The level of the Company’s repurchases depends on a number of factors, including its financial condition, capital requirements, cash flows, results of operations, future business prospects and other factors its management may deem relevant. The timing, volume, and nature of repurchases are subject to market conditions, applicable securities laws and other factors and may be amended, suspended or discontinued at any time. Repurchases may be effected from time to time through open market purchases, including pursuant to a pre-set trading plan meeting the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company’s share repurchases during the first quarter of 2021 were not significant. The Company repurchased 948,740 shares of common stock for $200 million during the first quarter of 2020. As of April 3, 2021, the Company has cumulatively repurchased 1,186,736 shares of common stock for $247 million under the plan, resulting in a remaining amount of share repurchases authorized under the plan of $753 million.

Significant Customers

The Net sales to significant customers as a percentage of the Company’s total Net sales, by segment, were as follows:
Three Months Ended
April 3, 2021March 28, 2020
AITEVMTotalAITEVMTotal
Customer A3.6 %9.8 %13.4 %5.9 %12.5 %18.4 %
Customer B5.9 %9.0 %14.9 %6.7 %10.6 %17.3 %
Customer C9.5 %13.8 %23.3 %6.5 %13.1 %19.6 %

These customers accounted for 13.3%, 8.0%, and 29.7% respectively, of accounts receivable as of April 3, 2021. No other customer accounted for more than 10% of total Net sales during the periods ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, or more than 10% of total outstanding accounts receivables as of April 3, 2021. All three of the above customers are distributors of the Company’s products and solutions and not end users.

Safe Harbor

Forward-looking statements contained in this filing are subject to the safe harbor created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are highly dependent upon a variety of important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. When used in this document and documents referenced, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “will,” and “expect” and similar expressions as they relate to the Company or its management are intended to identify such forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying these statements. The forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s financial outlook for the full year of 2021. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and are subject to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s industry, market conditions, general domestic and international economic conditions, and other factors. These factors include:
 
Market acceptance of the Company’s products and solution offerings and competitors’ offerings and the potential effects of technological changes,
The effect of global market conditions, including the North America; EMEA; Latin America; and Asia-Pacific regions in which we do business,
The impact of foreign exchange rates due to the large percentage of our sales and operations being outside the U.S.,
Our ability to control manufacturing and operating costs,
Risks related to the manufacturing of the Company’s products and conducting business operations in non-U.S. countries, including the risk of depending on key suppliers who are also in non-U.S. countries,
The Company’s ability to purchase sufficient materials, parts, and components to meet customer demand, particularly in light of global economic conditions,
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The availability of credit and the volatility of capital markets, which may affect our suppliers, customers, and ourselves,
Success of integrating acquisitions,
Interest rate and financial market conditions,
Access to cash and cash equivalents held outside the U.S.,
The effect of natural disasters, man-made disasters, public health issues (including pandemics), and cybersecurity incidents on our business,
The impact of changes in foreign and domestic governmental policies, laws, or regulations,
The outcome of litigation in which the Company may be involved, particularly litigation or claims related to infringement of third-party intellectual property rights, and
The outcome of any future tax matters or tax law changes.
We encourage readers of this report to review Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in this report for further discussion of issues that could affect the Company’s future results. We undertake no obligation, other than as may be required by law, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances, or any other reason after the date of this report.

New Accounting Pronouncements

We do not expect any recently issued accounting pronouncements to have a material impact to our consolidated financial statements.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company has provided reconciliations of the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, as defined under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, presented herein to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

These supplemental non-GAAP financial measures – Consolidated Organic Net sales growth, AIT Organic Net sales growth, and EVM Organic Net sales growth – are presented because our management evaluates our financial results both including and excluding the effects of business acquisitions and foreign currency translation, as applicable. Management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures presented provide additional perspective and insights when analyzing the core operating performance of our business from period to period and trends in our historical operating results. These supplemental non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered superior to, as a substitute for, or as an alternative to, and should be considered in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures presented.

Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
There were no material changes in the Company’s market risk during the quarter ended April 3, 2021. For additional information on market risk, refer to Item 7A, “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Item 4.Controls and Procedures
Management’s Report on Disclosure Controls

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate disclosure controls as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management assessed the effectiveness of our disclosure controls as of April 3, 2021. Based on this assessment and those criteria, our management believes that, as of April 3, 2021, our disclosure controls were effective.

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
During the quarter ended April 3, 2021, there have been no changes in our internal controls that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

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Inherent Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls

The Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that the disclosure controls and procedures or the internal controls over financial reporting will prevent all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake. Controls can also be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the controls. The design of any system of controls is based in part on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions. Projections of any evaluation of controls effectiveness to future periods are subject to risks. Over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or deterioration in the degree of compliance with policies or procedures.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION 
Item 1.Legal Proceedings
See Note 10, Commitments and Contingencies in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this report.

Item 1A.Risk Factors
In addition to the other information included in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the factors identified under “Safe Harbor” in Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which could materially affect our business, financial condition, cash flows, or results of operations. The risks described in the Annual Report are not the only risks facing the Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to the Company or that the Company currently considers immaterial also may materially adversely affect its business, financial condition, and/or operating results. There have been no material changes to the risk factors included in our Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
The following table sets forth information with respect to repurchases of the Company’s common stock for the three months ended April 3, 2021:
PeriodTotal Number of Shares PurchasedAverage Price Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (1)
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (in millions) (1)
January 1, 2021 - January 30, 2021100 $382.76 100 $753 
January 31, 2021 - February 27, 2021— — — 753 
February 28, 2021 - April 3, 2021— — — 753 
Total100 $382.76 100 $753 

(1)On July 30, 2019, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for up to an aggregate amount of $1 billion of its outstanding shares of common stock. Repurchases may be effected from time to time through open market purchases, including pursuant to a pre-set trading plan meeting the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The program does not have a stated expiration date.

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Item 6.Exhibits
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31.1
31.2
32.1
32.2
101The following financial information from Zebra Technologies Corporation Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for the quarter ended April 3, 2021, formatted in Inline XBRL: (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) the Consolidated Statements of Operations; (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity; (v) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (vi) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. The instance document does not appear in the interactive data file because Inline XBRL tags are embedded in the iXBRL document.
104The cover page from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 3, 2021, formatted in Inline XBRL (included in Exhibit 101).
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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.
 
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Date: May 4, 2021By: /s/ Anders Gustafsson
 Anders Gustafsson
 Chief Executive Officer
Date: May 4, 2021By: /s/ Nathan Winters
 Nathan Winters
 Chief Financial Officer
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