Brunswick Reports Fourth Quarter Results

2010 OUTLOOK: IMPROVING REVENUE AND REDUCED LOSSES, COMBINED WITH CONTINUED STRONG LIQUIDITY

28 Jan, 2010, 08:55 ET from Brunswick Corporation

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today reported results for the fourth quarter of 2009:

  • Total net sales of $657.3 million were down 22 percent versus 2008.
  • A net loss of $124.0 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, which includes $0.78 per diluted share of impairment and restructuring charges, and $1.20 per diluted share of benefits from special tax items.
  • Cash totaled $526.6 million, up from 2008 year-end balance of $317.5 million.  
  • Pipeline reduction and inventory management strategies implemented throughout the year led to significantly lower dealer inventory levels and company cash flow benefits, while having a negative impact on revenue and earnings.

"During the fourth quarter we continued to successfully execute against our key strategic objectives, which has allowed us not only to remain stable during the worst marine market in decades, but also to position ourselves to take advantage of market opportunities as they evolve," said Brunswick's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy.  "We exited 2009 with $527 million in cash, a stronger dealer network with low inventories, and a leaner company with a significantly reduced cost structure.

"The factors that negatively affected our revenues and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to the previous year, included: lower overall unit sales levels across the company; higher discounts to facilitate retail boat sales, particularly of older boat models; and a reversal of variable compensation and defined contribution retirement accruals that benefited the fourth quarter of 2008. During the quarter, we also experienced reduced fixed-cost absorption and higher pension and interest expense, as well as higher impairment and restructuring charges. Partially offsetting these factors were cost savings generated from our successful and ongoing fixed-cost reduction activities, and a special tax benefit recorded in the fourth quarter of 2009," McCoy said.

Fourth Quarter Results

For the fourth quarter of 2009, the company reported net sales of $657.3 million, down from $837.7 million a year earlier.  For the quarter, the company reported an operating loss of $188.2 million, which included $68.6 million of impairment and restructuring charges.  In the fourth quarter of 2008, the company had an operating loss of $38.4 million, which included an $81.2 million benefit from the reversal of variable compensation and defined contribution retirement accruals, affecting all of the company's segments, and $48.9 million of impairment and restructuring charges.  

For the fourth quarter of 2009, Brunswick reported a net loss of $124.0 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, as compared with a net loss of $66.3 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008.  The diluted loss per share for the fourth quarter of 2009 included impairment and restructuring charges of $0.78 per diluted share, and a $1.20 per diluted share benefit from special tax items.  Diluted loss per share for the fourth quarter of 2008 included $0.34 per diluted share of impairment and restructuring charges, and $0.59 per diluted share of non-cash charges for special tax items.

2009 Full-Year Results

For the year ended Dec. 31, 2009, the company reported net sales of $2,776.1 million, down from $4,708.7 million a year earlier, and an operating loss of $570.5 million, which included $172.5 million of impairment and restructuring charges.  In 2008, the company had an operating loss of $611.6 million, which included $688.4 million of impairment and restructuring charges.  

For 2009, the company reported a net loss of $586.2 million, or $6.63 per diluted share, as compared with a net loss of $788.1 million, or $8.93 per diluted share, for 2008.  The diluted loss per share for 2009 included impairment and restructuring charges of $1.95 per diluted share, and a $1.09 per diluted share benefit from special tax items.  Diluted loss per share for 2008 included $5.68 per diluted share of impairment and restructuring charges, $3.90 per diluted share of non-cash charges for special tax items, and $0.11 per diluted share gain on investment sales.

Review of Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

During the quarter, the company completed open market purchases of approximately $85 million of its outstanding 11.75 percent notes due 2013. Combined with previous period purchases, the company reduced the amount of its 2013 notes outstanding to approximately $153 million, representing the only significant long-term debt maturity from 2010 to 2015.

Cash and cash equivalents were $527 million at the end of the fourth quarter, up $209 million from year-end 2008 levels. The company's increased cash position resulted primarily from a change in certain current assets and current liabilities and net tax refunds, partially offset by net losses experienced during the year. The change in certain current assets and current liabilities was largely the result of reductions of the company's inventory and accounts and notes receivable, partially offset by lower accrued expenses and decreased accounts payable.

Net debt (defined as total debt, less cash and cash equivalents) was $324 million, down $90 million from year-end 2008 levels. The company's total liquidity (defined as cash and cash equivalents, plus amounts available under its asset-backed lending facilities) totaled $615 million, up $96 million from year-end 2008 levels.

Marine Engine Segment

The Marine Engine segment, consisting of the Mercury Marine Group, including the marine service, parts and accessories businesses, reported net sales of $302.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, down 11 percent from $340.2 million in the year-ago fourth quarter.  International sales, which represented 51 percent of total segment sales in the quarter, declined by 3 percent. For the quarter, the Marine Engine segment reported an operating loss of $59.4 million, including restructuring charges of $8.2 million.  This compares with an operating loss of $12.9 million in the year-ago quarter, which benefited from a $0.8 million gain related to restructuring activities.

Sales were lower across all Marine Engine operations, with sterndrive engines experiencing a greater sales decline than outboard engines.  Sales from the segment's domestic marine service, parts and accessories businesses, which represented 22 percent of total segment sales in the quarter, were down mid-single digits, as boat usage and the purchase of parts and accessories remained relatively stable.

Mercury's manufacturing facilities began to ramp up production during the quarter in response to customer inventory requirements.  Lower sales, higher pension expense and restructuring charges as well as a reversal of variable compensation and defined contribution retirement accruals that benefited the fourth quarter of 2008 had an adverse effect on operating earnings comparisons, which were partially offset by Mercury Marine's expense reductions.  

Boat Segment

The Boat segment is comprised of the Brunswick Boat Group and includes 17 boat brands.  The Boat segment reported net sales of $153.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, down 38 percent compared with $248.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.  International sales, which represented 40 percent of total segment sales in the quarter, decreased by 51 percent during the period.  For the fourth quarter of 2009, the Boat segment reported an operating loss of $131.6 million, including impairment and restructuring charges of $58.3 million.  This compares with an operating loss of $59.4 million, including impairment and restructuring charges of $39.4 million, in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Boat manufacturing facilities also began to ramp up production during the quarter to address inventory requirements of their dealers, although production levels remained below the prior year quarter. Lower sales, reduced fixed-cost absorption on lower production volumes, higher discounts to support retail sales by dealers, higher impairment and restructuring charges, as well as a reversal of variable compensation and defined contribution retirement accruals that benefited the fourth quarter of 2008, had an adverse effect on operating earnings comparisons, which were partially offset by the Boat Group's expense reductions.

Fitness Segment

The Fitness segment is comprised of the Life Fitness Division, which manufactures and sells Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment.  Fitness segment sales in the fourth quarter of 2009 totaled $146.4 million, down 15 percent from $171.8 million in the year-ago quarter.  International sales, which represented 52 percent of total segment sales in the quarter, declined by 10 percent.   For the quarter, the Fitness segment reported operating earnings of $20.5 million, including $0.5 million of restructuring charges.  This compares with operating earnings of $25.6 million, including restructuring charges of $1.2 million, in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Commercial equipment sales, which account for the largest percentage of Fitness segment sales, declined in the quarter as gym and fitness club operators remained cautious about ordering equipment.  Sales of consumer exercise equipment were also down during the quarter.  Lower operating earnings in the fourth quarter of 2009, when compared with 2008, reflect the unfavorable effect of lower sales and a reversal of variable compensation and defined contribution retirement accruals that benefited the fourth quarter of 2008, partially offset by actions taken by Life Fitness to reduce expenses, including improvements in material costs.

Bowling & Billiards Segment

The Bowling & Billiards segment is comprised of Brunswick retail bowling centers; bowling equipment and products; and billiards tables and accessories.  Segment sales in the fourth quarter of 2009 totaled $82.2 million, down 27 percent compared with $113.2 million in the year-ago quarter.  For the quarter, the segment reported operating earnings of $2.2 million, including restructuring charges of $0.5 million.  This compares with operating earnings of $16.6 million, including impairment and restructuring charges of $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.

For the quarter, retail bowling equivalent-center sales declined by a mid-single-digit percentage.  The bowling products and the billiards businesses experienced greater sales declines, as bowling center operators and retail billiards customers remained cautious about purchases.  Lower operating earnings in the fourth quarter of 2009, when compared with 2008, reflect the unfavorable effect of the reduced sales, higher pension expenses and a reversal of variable compensation and defined contribution retirement accruals that benefited the fourth quarter of 2008, partially offset by Bowling & Billiards' cost reduction activities.

Outlook

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"We remain committed to the strategic focus that has ensured our financial health and uniquely positioned us compared to most of our competitors in the marine, fitness and bowling and billiards segments," McCoy said. "We will continue to focus on maintaining strong liquidity at our current net debt levels, taking all reasonable actions to strengthen our dealer network, and doing the work necessary to come out of this downturn stronger than when we began the period.  

"Although our plans reflect a modest reduction in retail marine demand, our boat facilities will gradually increase wholesale shipments throughout the year because dealer inventories are at historically low levels. The increase in wholesale boat shipments will require us to raise production rates throughout the year.  Additionally, although over-supply conditions still exist in the overall marine market, we believe that based on our 2009 achievements in lowering our dealer pipeline, the amount of discounts will be lower in 2010 as compared to 2009.

"The factors affecting our Boat segment should also lead to revenue growth in our engine business, but the anticipated sales improvement will be less due to the mix of businesses within the Marine Engine segment. Specifically, Mercury's parts and accessories business and its international operations, which together currently account for roughly 72 percent of the segment's revenues, are expected to grow at substantially lower rates than Brunswick's Boat segment.

"As a result of the favorable fundamentals affecting our marine segments, our plan reflects improved revenue and significantly reduced operating losses in 2010.  Additionally, our plan reflects that our Fitness and Bowling & Billiards segments will experience modest growth in both revenue and operating earnings.  Contributing to the decline in operating losses for the company are lower impairment and restructuring costs and pension expense.  Partially offsetting the improvement in operating losses will be slightly higher interest expense during 2010.

"Our extraordinary performance against our strategic goals in this recession has positioned Brunswick to transition from a focus on liquidity, to a focus on continuous improvement in financial results and strength relative to the competition in all of our business segments.

"So while the economy and markets in which our businesses operate may remain challenging for the foreseeable future, this transition requires that in 2010 and beyond, as the world's economies improve, we remain disciplined to: generate positive cash flow, perform better than the market in each of our business segments, and grow earnings faster than we grow sales," McCoy concluded.

Conference Call Scheduled

Brunswick will host a conference call today at 10 a.m. CST, hosted by Dustan E. McCoy, chairman and chief executive officer, Peter B. Hamilton, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Bruce J. Byots, vice president – corporate and investor relations.  

The call will be broadcast over the Internet at www.brunswick.com.  To listen to the call, go to the Web site at least 15 minutes before the call to register, download and install any needed audio software.

Security analysts and investors wishing to participate via telephone should call (866) 831-6224 (passcode: Brunswick Q4).  Callers outside North America should call (617) 213-8853 (passcode: Brunswick Q4) to be connected.  These numbers can be accessed 15 minutes before the call begins, as well as during the call.  A replay of the conference call will be available through midnight CST Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, by calling (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 (passcode: 87644274).  The replay will also be available at www.brunswick.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Brunswick's business.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations as of the date of this news release.  These risks include, but are not limited to: the effect of the amount of disposable income available to consumers for discretionary purchases, and the level of consumer confidence on the demand for marine, fitness, billiards and bowling equipment, products and services; the ability to successfully complete restructuring efforts in the timeframe and cost anticipated; the ability to successfully complete the disposition of non-core assets; the effect of higher product prices due to technology changes and added product features and components on consumer demand; the effect of competition from other leisure pursuits on the level of participation in boating, fitness, bowling and billiards activities; the effect of interest rates and fuel prices on demand for marine products; the ability to successfully manage pipeline inventories; the financial strength of dealers, distributors and independent boat builders; the ability to maintain mutually beneficial relationships with dealers, distributors and independent boat builders; the ability to maintain effective distribution and to develop alternative distribution channels without disrupting incumbent distribution partners; the ability to maintain market share, particularly in high-margin products; the success of new product introductions; the ability to maintain product quality and service standards expected by customers; competitive pricing pressures; the ability to develop cost-effective product technologies that comply with regulatory requirements; the ability to transition and ramp up certain manufacturing operations within time and budgets allowed; the ability to successfully develop and distribute products differentiated for the global marketplace; shifts in currency exchange rates; adverse foreign economic conditions; the success of global sourcing and supply chain initiatives; the ability to obtain components and raw materials from suppliers; increased competition from Asian competitors; competition from new technologies; the ability to complete environmental remediation efforts and resolve claims and litigation at the cost estimated; and the effect of weather conditions on demand for marine products and retail bowling center revenues.  Additional factors are included in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2008 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Oct. 3, 2009. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Brunswick does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

About Brunswick

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Ornvik, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables.  For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.

    
    
    Brunswick Corporation                           
    Comparative Consolidated Statements of Operations
    (in millions, except per share data)            
    (unaudited)   
                                      
                                    Three Months Ended      
                                    ------------------      
                               Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,           
                                 2009      2008    % Change 
                                 ----      ----    -------- 
                                                          
                                                       
    Net sales                  $657.3    $837.7       -22%
    Cost of sales               582.5     719.8       -19%
    Selling, general and                                  
     administrative                                       
     expense                    170.6      82.3        NM 
    Research and                                          
     development                                          
     expense                     23.8      25.1        -5%
    Restructuring,                                        
     exit and                                             
     impairment                                           
     charges                     68.6      48.9        40%
                                 ----      ----           
      Operating loss           (188.2)    (38.4)       NM 
    Equity loss                  (4.6)     (3.6)      -28%
    Other expense, net           (1.2)     (4.2)       71%
                                 ----      ----           
      Loss before                                        
       interest, loss                                    
       on early                                          
       extinguishment                                    
       of debt and                                       
       income taxes            (194.0)    (46.2)       NM 
    Interest expense            (25.9)    (18.6)      -39%
    Interest income               1.0       1.3       -23%
    Loss on early                                         
     extinguishment                                       
     of debt                    (13.1)        -        NM 
                                -----    ------           
      Loss before                                         
       income taxes            (232.0)    (63.5)       NM 
    Income tax                                            
     provision                                            
     (benefit)                 (108.0)      2.8           
                               ------       ---           
      Net loss                $(124.0)   $(66.3)      -87%
                              =======    ======           
                                                          
    Loss per common 
     share:                             
      Basic                    $(1.40)   $(0.75)          
      Diluted                  $(1.40)   $(0.75)          
                                                          
    Weighted average 
     shares used for 
     computation of: 
      Basic loss per                                   
       common share              88.5      88.3           
      Diluted loss per                                     
       common share              88.5      88.3           
                                                          
    Effective tax rate           46.6%     -4.4%          
                                                       
    Supplemental Information                        
    ------------------------                        
    Diluted net loss           $(1.40)   $(0.75)          
    Restructuring,                                        
     exit and                                             
     impairment                                           
     charges  (1)                0.78      0.34           
    Special tax items           (1.20)     0.59           
                                -----      ----           
    Diluted net                                           
     loss, as                                             
     adjusted                  $(1.82)    $0.18           
                               ======     =====           
                                                          
    (1)  The 2009 Restructuring, exit and impairment charges assume no tax 
         benefit, while the 2008 Restructuring, exit and impairment charges 
         include a tax benefit. 
    
    
    
    Brunswick Corporation                              
    Comparative Consolidated Statements of Operations  
    (in millions, except per share data)               
                                                       
                             Twelve Months Ended       
                             -------------------       
                           Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,           
                             2009      2008     % Change 
                             ----      ----     -------- 
                        (unaudited)                     
                                                       
    Net sales             $2,776.1  $4,708.7       -41%
    Cost of sales          2,460.5   3,841.3       -36%
    Selling, general                                   
     and                                               
     administrative                                    
     expense                 625.1     668.4        -6%
    Research and                                       
     development                                       
     expense                  88.5     122.2       -28%
    Goodwill                                           
     impairment                                        
     charges                     -     377.2        NM 
    Trade name                                         
     impairment                                        
     charges                     -     133.9        NM 
    Restructuring,                                     
     exit and                                          
     impairment                                        
     charges                 172.5     177.3        -3%
                             -----     -----           
      Operating loss        (570.5)   (611.6)        7%
    Equity earnings                                    
     (loss)                  (15.7)      6.5        NM 
    Investment sale                                    
     gains                       -      23.0        NM 
    Other expense, net        (2.5)     (2.6)        4%
                              ----      ----           
      Loss before                                      
       interest, loss                                  
       on early                                        
       extinguishment                                  
       of debt and                                     
       income taxes         (588.7)   (584.7)       -1%
    Interest expense         (86.1)    (54.2)      -59%
    Interest income            3.2       6.7       -52%
    Loss on early                                      
     extinguishment                                    
     of debt                 (13.1)        -        NM 
                             -----    ------           
      Loss before                                      
       income taxes         (684.7)   (632.2)       -8%
    Income tax                                         
     provision                                         
     (benefit)               (98.5)    155.9           
                             -----     -----           
      Net loss             $(586.2)  $(788.1)       26%
                           =======   =======           
                                                       
    Loss per common share:                             
      Basic                 $(6.63)   $(8.93)          
      Diluted               $(6.63)   $(8.93)          
                                                       
    Weighted average shares
     used for computation of:   
      Basic loss per                                   
       common share           88.4      88.3           
      Diluted loss per                                  
       common share           88.4      88.3           
                                                       
    Effective tax rate        14.4%    -24.7%          
                                                       
    Supplemental Information                           
    ------------------------                           
    Diluted net loss        $(6.63)   $(8.93)          
    Restructuring,                                     
     exit and                                          
     impairment                                        
     charges  (1)             1.95      1.25           
    Goodwill                                           
     Impairment                  -      3.40           
    Trade Name                                         
     Impairment                  -      1.03           
    Investment sale                                    
     gain, net of tax            -     (0.11)          
    Special tax items        (1.09)     3.90           
                             -----      ----           
    Diluted net                                        
     earnings (loss),                                  
     as adjusted            $(5.77)    $0.54           
                            ======     =====           
                                                       
    (1)  The 2009 Restructuring, exit and impairment charges assume no tax 
         benefit, while the 2008 Restructuring, exit and impairment charges 
         include a tax benefit. 
    
    
    
    Brunswick Corporation                                                    
    Selected Financial Information                                           
    (in millions)                                                            
    (unaudited)                                                              
                                                                             
                                                                             
    Segment Information (1)                                                  
                                                                             
                                        Three Months Ended                   
                                        ------------------                   
                                                   
                               Net Sales         Operating Earnings (Loss) (2)            
                      -------------------------  ------------------------- 
                      Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,     %    Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,     %   
                         2009       2008  Change      2009      2008  Change 
                         ----       ----  ------      ----      ----  ------ 
                                                                             
    Marine Engine      $302.4     $340.2     -11%   $(59.4)   $(12.9)     NM 
    Boat                153.4      248.0     -38%   (131.6)    (59.4)     NM 
    Marine                                                                   
     eliminations       (27.1)     (35.4)                -         -         
                        -----      -----               ---       ---         
      Total Marine      428.7      552.8     -22%   (191.0)    (72.3)     NM 
                                                                             
    Fitness             146.4      171.8     -15%     20.5      25.6     -20%
    Bowling &                                                                
     Billiards           82.2      113.2     -27%      2.2      16.6     -87%
    Eliminations            -       (0.1)                -         -         
    Corp/Other              -          -             (19.9)     (8.3)     NM 
                          ---        ---             -----      ----         
      Total            $657.3     $837.7     -22%  $(188.2)   $(38.4)     NM 
                       ======     ======           =======    ======         
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
     
                        Operating Margin                                      
                        ----------------                                      
                       Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,                                     
                         2009       2008                                     
                         ----       ----                                     
                                                                             
    Marine Engine       -19.6%      -3.8%                                    
    Boat                -85.8%     -24.0%                                    
    Marine eliminations                                                      
      Total Marine      -44.6%     -13.1%                                    
                                                                             
    Fitness              14.0%      14.9%                                    
    Bowling &                                                                
     Billiards            2.7%      14.7%                                    
    Eliminations                                                             
    Corp/Other                                                               
      Total             -28.6%      -4.6%                                    
    
    
    
                                       Twelve Months Ended                   
                                       -------------------                   
                                                   
                               Net Sales         Operating Earnings (Loss) (3)
                     -------------------------- ---------------------------- 
                     Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,     %    Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,     %   
                         2009       2008  Change      2009      2008  Change 
                         ----       ----  ------      ----      ----  ------ 
                                                                             
    Marine Engine    $1,425.0   $2,207.6     -35%  $(131.2)    $69.9      NM 
    Boat                615.7    1,719.5     -64%   (398.5)   (655.3)     39%
    Marine                                                                   
     eliminations       (98.3)    (306.0)                -         -         
                        -----     ------            ------    ------         
      Total Marine    1,942.4    3,621.1     -46%   (529.7)   (585.4)     10%
                                                                             
    Fitness             496.8      639.5     -22%     33.5      52.2     -36%
    Bowling &                                                                
     Billiards          337.0      448.3     -25%      3.1     (12.7)     NM 
    Eliminations         (0.1)      (0.2)                -         -         
    Corp/Other              -          -             (77.4)    (65.7)    -18%
                          ---        ---             -----     -----         
      Total          $2,776.1   $4,708.7     -41%  $(570.5)  $(611.6)      7%
                     ========   ========           =======   =======         
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                        Operating Margin                                      
                        ----------------                                      
                       Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,                                     
                         2009       2008                                     
                         ----       ----                                     
                                                                             
    Marine Engine        -9.2%       3.2%                                    
    Boat                -64.7%     -38.1%                                    
    Marine eliminations                                                      
      Total Marine      -27.3%     -16.2%                                    
                                                                             
    Fitness               6.7%       8.2%                                    
    Bowling &                                                                
     Billiards            0.9%      -2.8%                                    
    Eliminations                                                             
    Corp/Other                                                               
      Total             -20.6%     -13.0%                                    
                                                                             
                                                                             
    (1)  During the first quarter of 2009, the company realigned the 
         management of its marine service, parts and accessories businesses. 
         The Boat segment's parts and accessories businesses of Attwood, Land 
         'N' Sea, Benrock, Kellogg Marine and Diversified Marine Products are 
         now being managed by the Marine Engine segment's service and parts 
         business leaders. As a result, the parts and accessories businesses 
         operating results previously reported in the Boat segment are now 
         being reported in the Marine Engine segment. Segment results have 
         been restated for all periods presented to reflect the change in 
         Brunswick’s reported segments.    
    
    
    (2)  Operating earnings (loss) in the fourth quarter of 2009 includes 
         $68.6 million of pretax restructuring, exit and impairment charges. 
         The $68.6 million charge consists of $8.2 million in the Marine 
         Engine segment, $58.3 million in the Boat segment, $0.5 million in 
         the Fitness segment, $0.5 million in the Bowling & Billiards segment 
         and $1.1 million in Corp/Other. Operating earnings (loss) in the 
         fourth quarter of 2008 includes $48.9 million of pretax 
         restructuring, exit and impairment charges. The $48.9 million charge 
         consists of $(0.8) million in the Marine Engine segment, $39.4 
         million in the Boat segment, $1.2 million in the Fitness segment, 
         $3.8 million in the Bowling & Billiards segment and $5.3 million in 
         Corp/Other.    
    
    
    (3)  Operating earnings (loss) in 2009 includes $172.5 million of pretax 
         restructuring, exit and impairment charges. The $172.5 million 
         consists of $48.3 million in the Marine Engine segment, $107.8 
         million in the Boat segment, $2.1 million in the Fitness segment, 
         $5.3 million in the Bowling & Billiards segment and $9.0 million in 
         Corp/Other. Operating earnings (loss) in 2008 includes $688.4 
         million of restructuring, exit and impairment charges. The $688.4 
         million consists of $36.9 million in the Marine Engine segment, 
         $582.4 million in the Boat segment, $3.3 million in the Fitness 
         segment, $44.6 million in the Bowling & Billiards segment and $21.2 
         million in Corp/Other.     
    
    
    
    Brunswick Corporation                          
    Comparative Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    (in millions)                                  
                                                   
                                             December 31,  December 31, 
                                                 2009          2008 
                                                 ----          ---- 
                                             (unaudited)               
    Assets                                                           
    Current assets                                                   
      Cash and cash equivalents                 $526.6        $317.5 
      Accounts and notes receivables, net        332.4         444.8 
      Inventories                                                    
         Finished goods                          234.4         457.7 
         Work-in-process                         174.3         248.2 
         Raw materials                            76.2         105.8 
                                                  ----         ----- 
           Net inventories                       484.9         811.7 
      Deferred income taxes                       79.3         103.2 
      Prepaid expenses and other                  35.5          59.7 
                                                  ----          ---- 
           Current assets                      1,458.7       1,736.9 
                                               -------       ------- 
                                                                     
    Net property                                 724.3         917.6 
                                                 -----         ----- 
                                                                     
    Other assets                                                     
      Goodwill, net                              292.5         290.9 
      Other intangibles, net                      75.6          86.6 
      Investments                                 56.7          75.4 
      Other long-term assets                     101.6         116.5 
                                                 -----         ----- 
           Other assets                          526.4         569.4 
                                                 -----         ----- 
                                                                     
    Total assets                              $2,709.4      $3,223.9 
                                              ========      ======== 
                                                   
                                                   
    Liabilities and shareholders' equity           
    Current liabilities                                              
      Short-term debt                            $11.5          $3.2 
      Accounts payable                           261.2         301.3 
      Accrued expenses                           633.9         696.7 
                                                 -----         ----- 
          Current liabilities                    906.6       1,001.2 
                                                                     
    Long-term debt                               839.4         728.5 
    Other long-term liabilities                  753.1         764.3 
    Shareholders' equity                         210.3         729.8 
                                                 -----         ----- 
                                                                     
    Total liabilities                                                
     and shareholders'                                               
     equity                                   $2,709.4      $3,223.8 
                                              ========      ======== 
                                                   
                                                   
    Supplemental Information                       
    ------------------------                       
    Debt-to-capitalization rate                  80.2%         50.1%
    
    
    
    Brunswick Corporation                                           
    Comparative Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows     
    (in millions)                                                   
    (unaudited)                                                     
                                               Twelve Months Ended    
                                               -------------------    
                                            December 31,  December 31, 
                                                2009          2008 
                                                ----          ---- 
                                                                    
    Cash flows from operating activities                            
      Net loss                                $(586.2)      $(788.1)
      Depreciation and amortization             157.3         177.2 
      Pension expense, net of funding            74.6          11.3 
      Provision for doubtful accounts            49.7          32.3 
      Deferred income taxes                     (96.0)        236.2 
      Goodwill, trade name, and other                               
       long-lived asset impairment                                  
       charges                                   63.0         564.3 
      Equity in earnings of                                         
       unconsolidated affiliates, net of                            
       dividends                                 16.0           1.3 
      Loss on early extinguishment of                               
       debt                                      13.1             - 
      Changes in certain current assets                             
       and current liabilities                  400.8        (132.3)
      Income taxes                               88.0         (72.5)
      Repurchase of accounts receivable         (84.2)            - 
      Other, net                                 29.4         (41.8)
                                                 ----         ----- 
         Net cash provided by (used for)                            
          operating activities                  125.5         (12.1)
                                                -----         ----- 
                                                                    
    Cash flows from investing activities                            
      Capital expenditures                      (33.3)       (102.0)
      Investments                                 6.2          20.0 
      Proceeds from investment sales                -          45.5 
      Proceeds from sale of property,                               
       plant and equipment                       13.0          28.3 
      Other, net                                  1.8          17.2 
                                                  ---          ---- 
         Net cash provided by (used for)                            
          investing activities                  (12.3)          9.0 
                                                -----           --- 
                                                                    
    Cash flows from financing activities                            
      Net proceeds (issuances) of short-                            
       term debt                                  7.7          (7.4)
      Proceeds from asset-based lending                             
       facility                                  81.1             - 
      Payments of asset-based lending                               
       facility                                 (81.1)            - 
      Net proceeds from issuance of                                 
       long-term debt                           353.7         252.0 
      Payments of long-term debt                                    
       including current maturities            (247.9)       (251.0)
      Payments of tender premium on debt        (13.2)            - 
      Cash dividends paid                        (4.4)         (4.4)
                                                 ----          ---- 
         Net cash provided by (used for)                            
          financing activities                   95.9         (10.8)
                                                 ----         ----- 
                                                                    
    Net increase (decrease) in cash and                             
     cash equivalents                           209.1         (13.9)
    Cash and cash equivalents at                                    
     beginning of period                        317.5         331.4 
                                                -----         ----- 
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of                             
     period                                    $526.6        $317.5 
                                               ======        ====== 
                                                                    
                                                                    
    Free Cash Flow                                                  
      Net cash provided by (used for)                               
       operating activities                    $125.5        $(12.1)
                                                                    
      Net cash provided by (used for):                              
           Capital expenditures                 (33.3)       (102.0)
           Proceeds from investment                                 
            sales                                   -          45.5 
           Proceeds from sale of property,                            
            plant and equipment                  13.0          28.3 
           Other, net                             1.8          17.2 
                                                  ---          ---- 
      Total free cash flow                     $107.0        $(23.1)
                                               ======        ====== 
    
    
    

SOURCE Brunswick Corporation



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