Kaman

AR 13

Financials

Part II

Financials/Financial Statements and Supplementary Data/Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – Note 10

For the Years Ended December 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011

10. GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET

Goodwill

The following table sets forth the change in the carrying amount of goodwill for each reportable segment and for the Company:

2013 2012
Distribution Aerospace Total Distribution Aerospace Total
In thousands
Gross balance at beginning of period $ 96,155 $ 110,072 $ 206,227 $ 59,112 $ 108,336 $ 167,448
Accumulated impairment (14,181) (14,181) (14,181) (14,181)
Net balance at beginning of period 96,155 95,891 192,046 59,112 94,155 153,267
Additions 9,493 3,527 13,020 38,619 155 38,774
Change in goodwill due to the disposal of Canadian operations (1,633) (1,633)
Impairments (2,071) (2,071)
Foreign currency translation (11) 939 928 57 1,581 1,638
Net balance at end of period $ 105,637 $ 98,286 $ 203,923 $ 96,155 $ 95,891 $ 192,046
Accumulated impairment at end of period $ — $ (16,252) $ (16,252) $ — $ (14,181) $ (14,181)

The increase in the goodwill balance at the Company's Distribution segment is due to the acquisitions of Northwest Hose, Ohio Gear & Transmission and Western. See Note 3, Acquisitions, for further discussion of the acquisitions. The addition to the goodwill for the Company's Aerospace segment relates to an earnout payment associated with a previous acquisition.

As previously disclosed in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 27, 2013, the Company's VT Composites reporting unit experienced delays on certain programs that were driven by changes in customers' requirements during 2012. The Company anticipated these changes in requirements would shift revenues and related cash flows into 2013 and future periods. The anticipated deferred revenues did not materialize to the levels the Company had projected in 2013, and therefore the results of Step 1 of the impairment analysis resulted in a fair value for the reporting unit below its carrying value. Prior to proceeding to Step 2 of the impairment analysis, management assessed the tangible and intangible assets subject to amortization to determine if they were impaired. Based on this analysis management concluded these assets were not impaired. Upon completion of the Step 2 impairment analysis, the Company recorded a non-cash non-tax deductible goodwill impairment charge of $2.1 million, or 11% of the reporting unit's total goodwill balance, to reduce the carrying value of goodwill to its implied fair value. This charge has been included in the operating results of the Company's Aerospace segment. See Note 6, Fair Value Measurements, for further discussion.

For KES and U.K. Composites, the results of the Step 1 test indicated that the Company did not need to proceed to step-two for either reporting unit, as the percentage by which the fair value exceeds the carrying value is 25.0% for KES and 10.0% for U.K. Composites. The Company performed a sensitivity analysis relative to the discount rate and growth rate selected and determined a decrease of 1% in the terminal growth rate or an increase of 1% in the discount rate would not result in a fair value calculation less than the carrying value for KES. An increase of 1% in the discount rate or a decrease of 10% in the fair value would result in a fair value calculation less than the carrying value for U.K. Composites.

For the remaining reporting units carrying goodwill, the Company performed the Step 1 test in 2013, as a period of three years had elapsed since the last Step 1 test. These reporting units include Kaman Distribution, KPP-Orlando and RWG. The percentage by which the fair value exceeded the carrying value was in excess of 25.0% for each of these reporting units.

Other Intangible Assets

Other intangible assets consisted of:

At December 31,
2013
At December 31,
2012
Amortization
Period
Gross
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Gross
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
In thousands
Customer lists / relationships 6-21 years $ 109,790 $ (23,647) $ 103,894 $ (15,541)
Trademarks / trade names 3-7 years 2,695 (1,594) 2,655 (1,128)
Non-compete agreements and other 1-9 years 6,133 (4,055) 5,979 (3,091)
Patents 17 years 523 (396) 636 (491)
Total $ 119,141 $ (29,692) $ 113,164 $ (20,251)

The increase in the other intangible assets balance at December 31, 2013, as compared to December 31, 2012, is primarily due to the acquisitions of Northwest Hose, Ohio Gear & Transmission and Western. See Note 3, Acquisitions, for further discussion of the acquisitions. Intangible asset amortization expense was $9.4 million, $7.5 million and $5.2 million in 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Estimated amortization expense for the next five years associated with intangible assets existing as of December 31, 2013, is as follows:

In thousands
2014 $ 9,527
2015 $ 9,520
2016 $ 9,505
2017 $ 9,399
2018 $ 9,406

In order to determine the useful life of our customer lists/relationships acquired, the Company considered numerous factors, most importantly the industry considerations associated with the acquired entities. The Company determined the amortization period for the customer lists/relationships intangible assets for its Distribution acquisitions in 2013 and 2012 based primarily on an analysis of their historical customer sales attrition information.