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Magna Announces First Quarter Results

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Magna Announces First Quarter Results08:00 EDT Thursday, May 10, 2012 AURORA, ON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.                 THREE MONTHS ENDED     March 31, 2012   March 31, 2011             Sales   $ 7,666   $  7,189             Income from operations before income taxes   $ 439   $ 400             Net income attributable to Magna International Inc.   $  343   $ 322             Diluted earnings per share   $ 1.46   $  1.30           All results are reported in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share figures, which are in U.S. dollars.   THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012 We posted sales of $7.7 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 7% from the first quarter of 2011. We achieved this sales increase in a period when vehicle production increased 17% in North America and decreased 7% in Western Europe, each relative to the first quarter of 2011.  Our North American, European and Rest of World production sales all increased in the first quarter of 2012 relative to the comparable quarter in 2011. Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 11% to $599 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $674 million for the first quarter of 2011, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 10% to approximately 30,000 units. During the first quarter of 2012, income from operations before income taxes was $439 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $343 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.46, increases of $39 million, $21 million and $0.16, respectively, each compared to the first quarter of 2011. During the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, we generated cash from operations of $531 million before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities, and invested $302 million in non-cash operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the first quarter of 2012 were $326 million, including $250 million in fixed asset additions, $42 million to purchase subsidiaries, and $34 million in investments and other assets. A more detailed discussion of our consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 is contained in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of  Results of Operations and Financial Position and the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, which are attached to this Press Release. DIVIDENDS Yesterday, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.275 with respect to our outstanding Common Shares for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. This dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 31, 2012. UPDATED 2012 OUTLOOK       Light Vehicle Production (Units)       North America       Western Europe     14.4 million 12.7 million             Production Sales       North America       Europe       Rest of World     $14.1 - $14.6 billion $8.6 - $8.9 billion $1.8 - $2.1 billion         Total Production Sales     $24.5 - $25.6 billion             Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales     $2.4 - $2.7 billion             Total Sales     $29.0 - $30.5 billion             Operating Margin*     Low 5% range             Income Tax Rate*     Approximately 25%             Capital Spending     Approximately $1.5 billion             * Excluding other expense, net (unusual items)   In this 2012 outlook, in addition to 2012 light vehicle production, we have assumed no material acquisitions or divestitures. In addition, we have assumed that foreign exchange rates for the most common currencies in which we conduct business relative to our U.S. dollar reporting currency will approximate current rates. ABOUT MAGNA We are the most diversified global automotive supplier. We design, develop and manufacture technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") of cars and light trucks. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We have over 111,000 employees in 294 manufacturing operations and 87 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries. We will hold a conference call for interested analysts and shareholders to discuss our first quarter results on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The conference call will be chaired by Don Walker, Chief Executive Officer. The number to use for this call is 1-800-755-1805. The number for overseas callers is 1-212-231-2912. Please call in at least 10 minutes prior to the call. We will also webcast the conference call at www.magna.com. The slide presentation accompanying the conference call will be available on our website Thursday afternoon prior to the call. For further information, please contact  Louis Tonelli, Vice-President, Investor Relations at 905-726-7035. For teleconferencing questions, please contact Karin Kaminski at 905-726-7103. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS The previous discussion contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, including, but not limited to, statements relating to: Magna's expected production sales, based on expected light vehicle production in North America and Western Europe; Magna's expected production sales in the North America, Europe and Rest of World segments; total sales; complete vehicle assembly sales; consolidated operating margin; effective income tax rate; and fixed asset expenditures. The forward-looking information in this MD&A is presented for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements may include financial and other projections, as well as statements regarding our future plans, objectives or economic performance, or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, and other statements that are not recitations of historical fact. We use words such as "may", "would", "could", "should", "will", "likely", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "plan", "forecast", "outlook", "project", "estimate" and similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and are based on assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and the effects of which can be difficult to predict, including, without limitation:  the potential for a deterioration of economic conditions or an extended period of economic uncertainty; declines in consumer confidence and the impact on production volume levels; risks arising from uncertain economic conditions in Europe; restructuring, downsizing and/or other significant non-recurring costs; continued underperformance of one or more of our operating divisions; our ability to successfully launch material new or takeover business; liquidity risks; risks arising due to the failure of a major financial institution; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major customer or supplier; a prolonged disruption in the supply of components to us from our suppliers; shutdown of our or our customers' or sub-suppliers' production facilities due to a labour disruption; our ability to successfully compete with other automotive suppliers; a reduction in outsourcing by our customers or the loss of a material production or assembly program; the termination or non-renewal by our customers of any material production purchase order; a shift away from technologies in which we are investing; impairment charges related to goodwill, long-lived assets and deferred tax assets; shifts in market share away from our top customers; shifts in market shares among vehicles or vehicle segments, or shifts away from vehicles on which we have significant content; risks of conducting business in foreign markets, including China, India, Brazil, Russia and other non-traditional markets for us; exposure to, and ability to offset, volatile commodities prices; fluctuations in relative currency values; our ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions or achieve anticipated synergies; ongoing pricing pressures, including our ability to offset price concessions demanded by our customers; warranty and recall costs; our ability to understand and compete successfully in non-automotive businesses in which we pursue opportunities; risks related to natural disasters and potential production disruptions; factors that could cause an increase in our pension funding obligations; changes in our mix of earnings between jurisdictions with lower tax rates and those with higher tax rates, as well as our ability to fully benefit tax losses; other potential tax exposures; legal claims and/or regulatory actions against us; the unpredictability of, and fluctuation in, the trading price of our Common Shares; work stoppages and labour relations disputes; changes in credit ratings assigned to us; changes in laws and governmental regulations; costs associated with compliance with environmental laws and regulations; our non-controlling interest in Magna E-Car Systems; our ability to recover our initial or any potential subsequent investment(s) in Magna E-Car Systems; risks related to the electric vehicle industry itself; and other factors set out in our Annual Information Form filed with securities commissions in Canada and our annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent filings. In evaluating forward-looking statements, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and readers should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we do not intend, nor do we undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise. For further information about Magna, please see our website at www.magna.com. Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are available through the internet on the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) which can be accessed at www.sedar.com and on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) which can be accessed at www.sec.gov MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Position All amounts in this Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Position ("MD&A") are in U.S. dollars and all tabular amounts are in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share figures, which are in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted. When we use the terms "we", "us", "our" or "Magna", we are referring to Magna International Inc. and its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, unless the context otherwise requires. This MD&A should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2012 included in this press release, and the audited consolidated financial statements and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2011 included in our 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders. This MD&A has been prepared as at May 10, 2012. OVERVIEW We are the most diversified global automotive supplier. We design, develop and manufacture technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") of cars and light trucks. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We follow a corporate policy of functional and operational decentralization, pursuant to which we conduct our operations through divisions, each of which is an autonomous business unit operating within pre-determined guidelines. As at March 31, 2012, we had 294 manufacturing operations and 87 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries. HIGHLIGHTS North American light vehicle production increased 17% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the first quarter of 2011, as auto sales in the region continued to strengthen. Light vehicle production declined 7% in Western Europe. Our first quarter 2012 total sales increased 7% over the first quarter of 2011, to a record $7.7 billion as North American, European and Rest of World production sales all increased relative to the first quarter of 2011. The production sales increase in North America is mainly due to the strong increase in light vehicle production. European production sales increased 6% despite the 7% lower production in Western Europe, each relative to the first quarter of 2011, partially reflecting the continued strong vehicle production by certain of our European-based customers. The 29% increase in Rest of World production sales relates primarily to the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Automotive Systems Industrial do Brasil Ltda. ("TKASB") and the launch of new programs. Largely as a result of the increase in total sales, our operating income increased 7% to $439 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared to $409 million in the first quarter of 2011. Our diluted earnings per Common Share increased 12% to $1.46 in the first quarter of 2012, compared to $1.30 in the first quarter of 2011. In our Europe segment, we generated income from operations before income taxes and interest expense (income), net of $63 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared to $29 million in the first quarter of 2011. The overall improvement of operating results in Europe remains a high priority for us, and we believe we are taking the right steps to achieve this over time. FINANCIAL RESULTS SUMMARY During the first quarter of 2012, we posted sales of $7.7 billion, an increase of 7% from the first quarter of 2011. This higher sales level was a result of increases in our North American, European and Rest of World production sales partially offset by decreases in our complete vehicle assembly sales and tooling, engineering and other sales. Comparing the first quarters of 2012 to 2011: North American vehicle production and our production sales increased 17% and 10%, respectively; Western European vehicle production decreased 7% while our European production sales increased 6%; Rest of World production sales increased 29% to $408 million from $316 million; Complete vehicle assembly sales declined 11% to $599 million, as complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 10%; and Tooling, engineering and other sales decreased by 7% to $422 million. During the first quarter of 2012, we earned operating income of $439 million compared to $400 million for the first quarter of 2011. Excluding other expense, net recorded in the first quarter of 2011, as discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section, the $30 million increase in operating income was primarily as a result of: margins earned on higher production sales; incremental margin earned on new programs that launched during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011; lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches; the disposition of an interior systems operation in the third quarter of 2011; lower stock-based compensation; and productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities. These factors were partially offset by: a larger amount of employee profit sharing; increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities; higher commodity costs; lower equity income; operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. During the first quarter of 2012, net income of $341 million increased $19 million compared to the first quarter of 2011. Net income for the first quarter of 2011 was negatively impacted by $9 million of other expense, net, as discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section. Excluding other expense, net, after tax, net income for the first quarter of 2012 increased $10 million. The increase in net income was a result of the increase in operating income partially offset by higher income taxes primarily as result of a reduction in the utilization of losses not previously benefitted in the United States partially offset by favourable settlements related to prior taxation years and by permanent items. During the first quarter of 2012, our diluted earnings per share increased $0.16 to $1.46 for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $1.30 for the first quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share was impacted by other expense, net, after tax, as discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section. Other expense, net, after tax, negatively impacted our first quarter of 2011 diluted earnings per share by $0.04. Excluding other expense, net, after tax, the $0.12 increase in diluted earnings per share is a result of the increase in net income attributable to Magna International Inc. and a decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding during the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was due to the repurchase and cancellation of Common Shares pursuant to our normal course issuer bids and a decrease in the number of diluted shares associated with stock options. INDUSTRY TRENDS AND RISKS Our success is primarily dependent upon the levels of North American and European car and light truck production by our customers and the relative amount of content we have on the various programs. OEM production volumes in different regions may be impacted by factors which may vary from one region to the next, including but not limited to general economic and political conditions, consumer confidence levels, interest rates, credit availability, energy and fuel prices, international conflicts, labour relations issues, regulatory requirements, trade agreements, infrastructure, legislative changes, and environmental emissions and safety issues. These factors and a number of other economic, industry and risk factors which also affect our success, including such things as relative currency values, commodities prices, price reduction pressures from our customers, the financial condition of our supply base and competition from manufacturers with operations in low cost countries, are discussed in our Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 40-F, each in respect of the year ended December 31, 2011, and remain substantially unchanged in respect of the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. RESULTS OF OPERATIONS Average Foreign Exchange         For the three months   ended March 31,    2012 2011  Change         1 Canadian dollar equals U.S. dollars      0.998 1.014  - 2% 1 euro equals U.S. dollars      1.310 1.367  - 4% 1 British pound equals U.S. dollars      1.571 1.602  - 2% The preceding table reflects the average foreign exchange rates between the most common currencies in which we conduct business and our U.S. dollar reporting currency. The significant changes in these foreign exchange rates for the three months ended March 31, 2012 impacted the reported U.S. dollar amounts of our sales, expenses and income. The results of operations whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars using the average exchange rates in the table above for the relevant period. Throughout this MD&A, reference is made to the impact of translation of foreign operations on reported U.S. dollar amounts where relevant. Our results can also be affected by the impact of movements in exchange rates on foreign currency transactions (such as raw material purchases or sales denominated in foreign currencies). However, as a result of hedging programs employed by us, foreign currency transactions in the current period have not been fully impacted by movements in exchange rates. We record foreign currency transactions at the hedged rate where applicable. Finally, holding gains and losses on foreign currency denominated monetary items, which are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses, impact reported results. Sales               For the three months        ended March 31,          2012   2011     Change                     Vehicle Production Volumes (millions of units)                 North America    3.950   3.374   + 17%   Western Europe    3.449   3.705   - 7%                     Sales                 External Production                   North America  $ 3,915  $ 3,563   + 10%     Europe     2,322   2,182   +  6%     Rest of World     408   316   + 29%   Complete Vehicle Assembly     599   674   - 11%   Tooling, Engineering and Other     422   454   - 7% Total Sales  $ 7,666 $ 7,189   + 7% External Production Sales - North America External production sales in North America increased 10% or $352 million to $3.9 billion for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $3.6 billion for the first quarter of 2011. The increase in external production sales is primarily as a result of: higher production volumes on certain existing programs; the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including the: Volkswagen Passat; and Chevrolet Sonic; and acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. These factors were partially offset by: a decrease in content on certain programs, including the Ram Pickup; programs that ended production during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including the Chevrolet HHR; a decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. External Production Sales - Europe External production sales in Europe increased 6% or $140 million to $2.3 billion for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $2.2 billion for the first quarter of 2011. The increase in external production sales is primarily as a result of: the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including the Range Rover Evoque; and acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including BDW technologies group ("BDW"). These factors were partially offset by: a decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales primarily as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar; the disposition of an interior systems operation in the third quarter of 2011; lower production volumes on certain existing programs; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. External Production Sales - Rest of World External production sales in Rest of World increased 29% or $92 million to $408 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $316 million for the first quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of: acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, which positively impacted sales by $66 million, including TKASB; and the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, primarily in Brazil and China. These factors were partially offset by an $8 million decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales as a result of the net weakening of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar, including the Brazilian real. Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales   For the three months    ended March 31,    2012 2011 Change Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales  $  599 $  674   - 11% Complete Vehicle Assembly Volumes (Units)               MINI Countryman, Peugeot RCZ, Mercedes-Benz G-Class               and Aston Martin Rapide    29,935   33,302   - 10%  Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 11% or $75 million to $599 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $674 million for the first quarter of 2011 while assembly volumes decreased 10% or 3,367 units. The decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales is primarily as a result of: a decrease in assembly volumes for the: Peugeot RCZ; MINI Countryman; and Aston Martin Rapide; and a decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar. These factors were partially offset by an increase in assembly volumes for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Tooling, Engineering and Other Tooling, engineering and other sales decreased 7% or $32 million to $422 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $454 million for the first quarter of 2011. In the first quarter of 2012, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the: Mercedes-Benz M-Class; MINI Countryman; Qoros C/Sedan/Hatch; Ford Escape; Ford Fusion; Audi A8; and Opel Calibra. In the first quarter of 2011, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the: MINI Cooper and Countryman; Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger and Challenger; BMW X3; Mercedes-Benz M-Class; Volkswagen Touareg; Opel Calibra; Chevrolet Camaro; Chery A6 Coup; and Chevrolet Volt. In addition, tooling, engineering and other sales decreased as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar. Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Margin   For the three months    ended March 31,   2012 2011 Sales  $  7,666 $  7,189 Cost of goods sold           Material     4,849   4,604   Direct labour     510   481   Overhead     1,318   1,224     6,677   6,309 Gross margin  $  989 $  880           Gross margin as a percentage of sales    12.9%   12.2% Cost of goods sold increased $0.4 billion to $6.7 billion for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $6.3 billion for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of: higher material, overhead and labour costs, including wage increases at certain operations, associated with the increase in sales; $121 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including TKASB and BDW; and a larger amount of employee profit sharing. These factors were partially offset by: a decrease in reported U.S. dollar cost of goods sold primarily due to the weakening of the euro and Canadian dollar, each against the U.S. dollar; and the disposition of an interior systems operation in the third quarter of 2011. Gross margin increased $109 million to $989 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $880 million for the first quarter of 2011 and gross margin as a percentage of sales increased to 12.9% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 12.2% for the first quarter of 2011. The increase in gross margin as a percentage of sales was substantially due to: lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches; the disposition of an interior systems operation in the third quarter of 2011; a decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales which have a higher material content than our consolidated average; a decrease in tooling sales that have low or no margins; and productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities. These factors were partially offset by: a larger amount of employee profit sharing; increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities; operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. Depreciation and Amortization Depreciation and amortization costs increased $6 million to $171 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $165 million for the first quarter of 2011. The higher depreciation and amortization was primarily as a result of depreciation related to assets acquired subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including BDW and TKASB partially offset by a decrease in reported U.S. dollar depreciation and amortization due to the weakening of the euro and Canadian dollar, each against the U.S. dollar. Selling, General and Administrative ("SG&A") SG&A expense as a percentage of sales was 5.3% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 4.8% for the first quarter of 2011. SG&A expense increased $63 million to $406 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $343 million for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of: higher labour, including wage increases at certain operations, and other costs to support the growth in sales; $13 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the first quarter of 2011, including BDW and TKASB; and increased costs incurred at new facilities. These factors were partially offset by: a decrease in reported U.S. dollar SG&A due to the weakening of the euro and Canadian dollar, each against the U.S. dollar; the disposition of an interior systems operation in the third quarter of 2011; and lower stock-based compensation costs. Equity Income Equity income decreased $4 million to $32 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $36 million for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of the disposal of an equity accounted investment during the second quarter of 2011. Other Expense, net During 2011, five excess corporate real estate assets were sold to entities associated with our Founder and Honorary Chairman, Mr. Stronach and/or our former Co-Chief Executive Officer, Siegfried Wolf. Based on the appraisals obtained by the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee, the appraised fair value range for the properties was less than their carrying value and, accordingly, we recorded a $9 million impairment charge in the first quarter of 2011. The sales were approved by the independent members of our Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and were completed during 2011. Segment Analysis Given the differences between the regions in which we operate, our operations are segmented on a geographic basis between North America, Europe and Rest of World. Consistent with the above, our internal financial reporting segments key internal operating performance measures between North America, Europe and Rest of World for purposes of presentation to the chief operating decision maker to assist in the assessment of operating performance, the allocation of resources, and our long-term strategic direction and future global growth. Our chief operating decision maker uses Adjusted EBIT as the measure of segment profit or loss, since we believe Adjusted EBIT is the most appropriate measure of operational profitability or loss for our reporting segments. Adjusted EBIT represents income from operations before income taxes; interest expense (income), net; and other expense, net.       For the three months ended March 31,       External Sales    Adjusted EBIT        2012      2011      Change      2012      2011      Change North America    $  4,079    $  3,775   $  304    $  405   $  384   $  21 Europe       3,153      3,071     82     63     29     34 Rest of World       428     334     94     (9)     14     (23) Corporate and Other       6     9     (3)     (15)     (19)     4 Total reportable segments    $  7,666   $  7,189   $  477   $  444   $  408   $  36 Excluded from Adjusted EBIT for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was the $9 million write-down of real estate recorded in our Corporate and Other segment, as discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section. North America Adjusted EBIT in North America increased $21 million to $405 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $384 million for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of: margins earned on higher production sales, including margins earned on the launch of new facilities and new programs; lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches; productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities; and lower employee profit sharing. These factors were partially offset by: increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities; lower equity income; higher affiliation fees paid to corporate; a decrease in reported U.S. dollar EBIT due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar; higher warranty costs of $3 million; operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. Europe Adjusted EBIT in Europe increased $34 million to $63 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $29 million for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of: margins earned on higher production sales; lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches; the disposition of an interior systems operation in the third quarter of 2011; productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities; lower pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities; lower warranty costs of $3 million; and higher equity income. These factors were partially offset by: a larger amount of employee profit sharing; higher commodity costs; operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; higher affiliation fees paid to corporate; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. Rest of World Rest of World Adjusted EBIT decreased $23 million to a loss of $9 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to income of $14 million for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of: costs related to new facilities; operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities, in particular at certain seating systems facilities in South America; higher affiliation fees paid to Corporate; and net customer price concessions subsequent to the first quarter of 2011. Corporate and Other Corporate and Other Adjusted EBIT increased $4 million to a loss of $15 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $19 million for the first quarter of 2011. The loss related to E-Car included in Corporate and Other was $12 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $18 million for the first quarter of 2011. Excluding E-Car, Corporate and Other Adjusted EBIT decreased $2 million to a loss of $3 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $1 million for the first quarter of 2012 primarily as a result of lower equity income. This factor was partially offset by: an increase in affiliation fees earned from our divisions; and lower stock-based compensation. Interest Expense (Income), net During the first quarter of 2012, we recorded net interest expense of $5 million, compared to $1 million of net interest income for the first quarter of 2011. The increase in interest expense is primarily as a result of: an increase in interest expense as a result of higher debt in Asia Pacific and South America; interest expense on debt related to the BDW acquisition; and a decrease in interest income earned on lower cash balances. Operating Income Operating income increased $39 million to $439 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $400 million for the first quarter of 2011. Excluding other expense, net, discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section, operating income for the first quarter of 2012 increased $30 million. The increase in operating income is the result of the increase in EBIT partially offset by the increase in net interest expense, as discussed above. Income Taxes The effective income tax rate on operating income was 22.3% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 19.5% for the first quarter of 2011. In the first quarter of 2011, income tax rates were impacted by the item discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section. Excluding other expenses, net, after tax, the effective income tax rate increased to 22.3% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 19.1% for the first quarter of 2011 primarily as result of a reduction in the utilization of losses not previously benefitted in the United States partially offset by favourable settlements related to prior taxation years and by permanent items. Net Income Net income of $341 million for the first quarter of 2012 increased $19 million compared to the first quarter of 2011. Excluding other expense, net, after tax, discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section, net income increased $10 million. The increase in net income is the result of the increase in operating income partially offset by higher income taxes, both as discussed above. Non-controlling Interests The net loss attributable to non-controlling interests was $2 million for the first quarter of 2012. Net Income attributable to Magna International Inc. The net income attributable to Magna International Inc. of $343 million for the first quarter of 2012 increased $21 million compared to the first quarter of 2011. Excluding other expense, net, after tax, discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. increased $12 million as a result of the increases in net income and net loss attributable to non-controlling interests, both as discussed above. Earnings per Share   For the three months    ended March 31,   2012    2011    Change Earnings per Common Share                 Basic  $  1.47    $  1.33    + 11%   Diluted  $  1.46    $  1.30    + 12% Average number of Common Shares outstanding (millions)                 Basic    232.4      242.0    - 4%   Diluted    235.4      246.8    - 5% Diluted earnings per share increased $0.16 to $1.46 for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $1.30 for the first quarter of 2011. Other expense, net, after tax, negatively impacted our first quarter of 2011 diluted earnings per share by $0.04 as discussed in the "Other Expense, net" section. Excluding other expense, net, after tax, the $0.12 increase in diluted earnings per share was a result of the increase in net income attributable to Magna International Inc. and a decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding during the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was due to the repurchase and cancellation of Common Shares pursuant to our normal course issuer bids and the net decrease in the number of diluted shares associated with stock options. FINANCIAL CONDITION, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES Cash Flow from Operations   For the three months    ended March 31,   2012   2011    Change Net income  $  341   $  322       Items not involving current cash flows     190     174           531     496   $  35 Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities     (302)     (608)       Cash provided from operating activities  $  229   $  (112)   $  341 Cash flow from operations before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities increased $43 million to $539 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $496 million for the first quarter of 2011. The increase in cash flow from operations was due to a $19 million increase in net income, as discussed above, and a $24 million increase in items not involving current cash flows. Items not involving current cash flows are comprised of the following:     For the three months      ended March 31,       2012     2011 Depreciation and amortization      $  171   $  165 Other non-cash charges         19     30 Amortization of other assets included in cost of goods sold         25     17 Amortization of employee wage buydown         ?      3 Deferred income taxes         7     (5) Equity income         (32)     (36) Items not involving current cash flows      $  190   $  174 Cash invested in non-cash operating assets and liabilities amounted to $302 million for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $608 million for the first quarter of 2011. The change in non-cash operating assets and liabilities is comprised of the following sources (and uses) of cash:     For the three months      ended March 31,        2012     2011 Accounts receivable      $  (751)   $  (1,151) Inventories         (154)     (62) Income taxes receivable/payable         (16)     (32) Prepaid expenses and other         1     (14) Accounts payable         429     447 Accrued salaries and wages         73     70 Other accrued liabilities         118     138 Deferred revenue         (2)     (4) Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities      $  (302)   $  (608) The increase in accounts receivable, inventories, accounts payable, accrued salaries and wages and other accrued liabilities in the first quarter of 2012 was primarily due to an increase in production activities at the end of the first quarter of 2012 compared to the end of 2011. Capital and Investment Spending     For the three months      ended March 31,        2012     2011      Change Fixed asset additions    $  (250)   $  (144)       Investments and other assets       (34)     (55)       Fixed assets, investments and other assets additions       (284)       (199)       Purchase of subsidiaries       (42)     ?       Proceeds from disposition       53     33       Cash used for investment activities    $  (273)   $  (166)   $  (107) Fixed assets, investments and other assets additions In the first quarter of 2012, we invested $250 million in fixed assets. While investments were made to refurbish or replace assets consumed in the normal course of business and for productivity improvements, a large portion of the investment in the first quarter of 2012 was for real estate, facilities and manufacturing equipment for programs that will be launching subsequent to the first quarter of 2012. Consistent with our strategy to expand in developing markets, approximately 26% (2011 - 7%) of this investment was in China, Russia, India and Brazil. In the first quarter of 2012, we invested $34 million in other assets related primarily to fully reimbursable tooling, planning and engineering costs for programs that launched during the first quarter of 2012 or will be launching subsequent to the first quarter of 2012. Purchase of subsidiaries During the first quarter of 2012, we invested $42 million to purchase subsidiaries, including the acquisition of BDW, a structural casting supplier of aluminium components, which has operations in Germany, Poland and Hungary. The acquired business has sales primarily to Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and ZF. Proceeds from disposition The $53 million of proceeds include: $18 million cash proceeds received with respect to the sale of non-core real estate; normal course reimbursements received in respect of tooling, planning and engineering costs that were capitalized in prior periods; and normal course fixed and other asset disposals. Financing     For the three months      ended March 31,      2012   2011   Change (Decrease) increase in bank indebtedness    $  (20)   $  19       Issues of debt       82     6       Repayments of debt       (42)     (2)       Settlement of stock options       (4)     ?       Issues of Common Shares       3     48       Repurchase of Common Shares       ?     (88)       Dividends paid       (63)     (61)       Cash used for financing activities    $  (44)   $  (78)   $  34 Issues of debt for the first quarter of 2012 relates primarily to higher debt levels in our Rest of World segment, while repayments of debt relates primarily to BDW debt payments subsequent to acquisition. During the first quarter of 2012, we received cash proceeds of $3 million on the exercise of stock options for Common Shares. Cash dividends paid per Common Share were $0.275 for the first quarter of 2012, for a total of $63 million. Financing Resources       As at      As at             March 31,     December 31,             2012     2011     Change Liabilities                     Bank indebtedness    $  147   $  162         Long-term debt due within one year       147     25         Long-term debt       87     46             381     233       Non-controlling interest       26     27       Shareholders' equity       8,612     8,175       Total capitalization    $  9,019   $  8,435   $  584 Total capitalization increased by $0.6 billion to $9.0 billion at March 31, 2012 compared to $8.4 billion at December 31, 2011, primarily as a result of a $437 million increase in shareholders' equity and a $148 million increase in liabilities. The increase in shareholders' equity was primarily as a result of: net income earned in the first quarter of 2012; the $98 million net unrealized gain on translation of net investment in foreign operations; and the $51 million net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges. These factors were partially offset by dividends paid during the first quarter of 2012. The increase in liabilities relates primarily to debt assumed in connection with the BDW acquisition and an increase in debt in our Rest of World segment. Cash Resources During the first quarter of 2012, our cash resources decreased by $60 million to $1.27 billion as a result of the cash used for investing and financing activities partially offset by cash provided from operating activities, as discussed above. In addition to our cash resources at March 31, 2012, we had term and operating lines of credit totalling $2.5 billion of which $2.1 billion was unused and available. Maximum Number of Shares Issuable The following table presents the maximum number of shares that would be outstanding if all of the outstanding options at May 9, 2012 were exercised: Common Shares          233,466,134 Stock options (i)          7,872,413           241,338,547 (i)  Options to purchase Common Shares are exercisable by the holder in accordance with the vesting provisions and upon payment of the exercise price as may be determined from time to time pursuant to our stock option plans. Contractual Obligations and Off-Balance Sheet Financing There have been no material changes with respect to the contractual obligations requiring annual payments during the first quarter of 2012 that are outside the ordinary course of our business. Refer to our MD&A included in our 2011 Annual Report. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS Class action claim We understand that a securities class action claim was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York on May 4, 2012 by the City of Taylor General Employees Retirement System, as lead plaintiff. We believe the claim to be without merit and intend to vigorously defend it. Given the early stage of the claim, it is not possible to predict the outcome. Acquisition During the third quarter of 2011, we sold an interior systems operation (the "Business") located in Germany and recorded a loss on disposal of $129 million. Under the terms of the sale, we agreed to fund the buyers an estimated $109 million in the form of cash, working capital, and the assumption of certain liabilities. Simultaneously, we reached a commercial settlement with one of the facility's customers regarding the cancellation of certain production orders whereby we reimbursed the customer costs of $20 million. Subsequent to disposal, the Business continued to incur significant financial losses. By the end of the first quarter of 2012, the Business was experiencing severe liquidity issues. Although we had no legal obligation to do so, in light of customer relationship issues and other relevant considerations, in April 2012 we reached an agreement with the buyers to re-acquire the Business for a nominal amount. As part of the acquisition, we were able to obtain some pricing concessions from a majority of the Business' customers. However, the Business is still budgeted to incur significant losses over the next three years. Closing of the transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals, which are expected to be received in the second quarter of 2012. Acquisition of the Business will be accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES From time to time, we may be contingently liable for litigation, legal and/or regulatory actions and proceedings and other claims. Refer to note 15 of our unaudited interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2012, which describes these claims. For a discussion of risk factors relating to legal and other claims/actions against us, refer to "Item 3. Description of the Business - Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 40-F, each in respect of the year ended December 31, 2011. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS The previous discussion contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, including, but not limited to, statements relating to implementation of improvement plans in our underperforming operations, particularly in Europe. The forward-looking information in this MD&A is presented for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements may include financial and other projections, as well as statements regarding our future plans, objectives or economic performance, or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, and other statements that are not recitations of historical fact. We use words such as "may", "would", "could", "should", "will", "likely", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "plan", "forecast", "outlook", "project", "estimate" and similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and are based on assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and the effects of which can be difficult to predict, including, without limitation: the potential for a deterioration of economic conditions or an extended period of economic uncertainty; declines in consumer confidence and the impact on production volume levels; risks arising from uncertain economic conditions in Europe; restructuring, downsizing and/or other significant non-recurring costs; continued underperformance of one or more of our operating divisions; our ability to successfully launch material new or takeover business; liquidity risks; risks arising due to the failure of a major financial institution; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major customer or supplier; a prolonged disruption in the supply of components to us from our suppliers; shutdown of our or our customers' or sub-suppliers' production facilities due to a labour disruption; our ability to successfully compete with other automotive suppliers; a reduction in outsourcing by our customers or the loss of a material production or assembly program; the termination or non-renewal by our customers of any material production purchase order; a shift away from technologies in which we are investing; impairment charges related to goodwill, long-lived assets and deferred tax assets; shifts in market share away from our top customers; shifts in market shares among vehicles or vehicle segments, or shifts away from vehicles on which we have significant content; risks of conducting business in foreign markets, including China, India, Brazil, Russia and other non-traditional markets for us; exposure to, and ability to offset, volatile commodities prices; fluctuations in relative currency values; our ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions or achieve anticipated synergies; ongoing pricing pressures, including our ability to offset price concessions demanded by our customers; warranty and recall costs; our ability to understand and compete successfully in non-automotive businesses in which we pursue opportunities; risks related to natural disasters and potential production disruptions; factors that could cause an increase in our pension funding obligations; changes in our mix of earnings between jurisdictions with lower tax rates and those with higher tax rates, as well as our ability to fully benefit tax losses; other potential tax exposures; legal claims and/or regulatory actions against us; the unpredictability of, and fluctuation in, the trading price of our Common Shares; work stoppages and labour relations disputes; changes in credit ratings assigned to us; changes in laws and governmental regulations; costs associated with compliance with environmental laws and regulations; our non-controlling interest in Magna E-Car Systems; our ability to recover our initial or any potential subsequent investment(s) in Magna E-Car Systems; risks related to the electric vehicle industry itself; and other factors set out in our Annual Information Form filed with securities commissions in Canada and our annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent filings. In evaluating forward-looking statements, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and readers should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we do not intend, nor do we undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise. MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME [Unaudited] [U.S. dollars in millions, except per share figures]       Three months ended        March 31,    Note     2012     2011 Sales           $   7,666   $  7,189 Costs and expenses                 Cost of goods sold           6,677     6,309   Depreciation and amortization           171     165   Selling, general and administrative  11     406     343   Interest expense (income), net           5     (1)   Equity income          (32)     (36)   Other expense, net  2      ?     9 Income from operations before income taxes           439     400 Income taxes           98     78 Net income           341     322 Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests           2     ? Net income attributable to Magna International Inc.           $   343   $  322 Earnings per Common Share:  3               Basic             $ 1.47     $ 1.33   Diluted             $ 1.46     $ 1.30 Cash dividends paid per Common Share             $ 0.28     $ 0.25 Average number of Common Shares outstanding during the period [in millions]:  3               Basic            232.4     242.0   Diluted             235.4     246.8 See accompanying notes CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME [Unaudited] [U.S. dollars in millions]     Three months ended      March 31,    Note        2012     2011 Net income           $   341   $  322 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:  13               Net unrealized gain on translation of net investment in foreign operations            99     236   Net unrealized loss on available-for-sale investments           (3)      (3)   Net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges           51     25 Reclassifications of net loss (gain) on cash flow hedges to net income           3     (7) Pension and post retirement benefits           ?     1 Other comprehensive income           150     252 Comprehensive income           491     574 Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests           1     (1) Comprehensive income attributable to Magna International Inc.           $   492    $  573 See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS [Unaudited] [U.S. dollars in millions]     Three months ended      March 31,    Note        2012      2011 Cash provided from (used for):               OPERATING ACTIVITIES               Net income            $  341   $  322 Items not involving current cash flows  4        190     174         531     496 Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities  4        (302)     (608) Cash provided from (used for) operating activities           229     (112) INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES               Fixed asset additions           (250)     (144) Purchase of subsidiaries  5        (42)      ? Increase in investments and other assets           (34)     (55) Proceeds from disposition          53     33 Cash used for investing activities           (273)     (166) FINANCING ACTIVITIES               (Decrease) increase in bank indebtedness          (20)     19 Repayments of debt          (42)     (2) Issues of debt          82     6 Issues of Common Shares           3     48 Settlement of stock options           (4)     ? Repurchase of Common Shares          ?     (88) Dividends           (63)     (61) Cash used for financing activities          (44)     (78) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents           28     45 Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents during the period           (60)     (311) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period           1,325     1,881 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period           $  1,265   $  1,570 See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS [Unaudited] [U.S. dollars in millions]         As at      As at         March 31,     December 31,   Note      2012      2011 ASSETS               Current assets               Cash and cash equivalents  4    $  1,265   $  1,325 Accounts receivable        5,300     4,398 Inventories   6      2,278     2,045 Income taxes receivable         6      ? Deferred tax assets         158     206 Prepaid expenses and other         196     172         9,203      8,146                 Investments  14      443     438 Fixed assets, net         4,563     4,236 Goodwill         1,207     1,196 Deferred tax assets        67     69 Other assets  7      576     594       $  16,059   $  14,679 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY               Current liabilities               Bank indebtedness      $  147   $  162 Accounts payable        4,549     3,961 Accrued salaries and wages         635     525 Other accrued liabilities  8      1,119     1,002 Income taxes payable        ?     5 Deferred tax liabilities         46     44 Long-term debt due within one year        147     25         6,643     5,724                 Long-term employee benefit liabilities  9      430     419 Long-term debt         87     46 Other long-term liabilities  10      208     207 Deferred tax liabilities         53     81         7,421     6,477 Shareholders' equity               Capital stock                  Common Shares                   [issued: 233,466,134; December 31, 2011 - 233,317,792]         4,383     4,373 Contributed surplus        64     63 Retained earnings        3,594     3,317 Accumulated other comprehensive income  13     571     422         8,612     8,175                 Non-controlling interest        26     27         8,638     8,202       $  16,059   $  14,679 See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY [Unaudited] [U.S. dollars in millions]         Common Shares                                                  Stated      Contributed      Retained            Non-controlling      Total   Note     Number      Value      Surplus      Earnings      AOCI (i)      Interest      Equity         [in millions]                                     Balance, December 31, 2011         233.3    $  4,373    $  63    $  3,317    $  422   $  27   $  8,202 Net income                                 343              (2)     341 Other comprehensive income                                         149       1     150 Shares issued on exercise of stock options         0.1       4       (1)                              3 Release of restricted stock                 5       (5)                            ? Stock-based compensation expense  11                     8                            8 Settlement of stock options 11                     (1)       (2)                      (3) Dividends paid                 1              (64)                   (63) Balance, March 31, 2012         233.4    $  4,383    $  64    $  3,594    $  571    $  26    $  8,638                                                       Common Shares                                               Stated      Contributed      Retained             Non- controlling      Total   Note      Number      Value      Surplus      Earnings      AOCI (i)      Interest      Equity         [in millions]                                     Balance, December 31, 2010         242.6    $  4,500   $  56    $  2,715   $  752   $  3   $  8,026 Net income                                 322                 322 Other comprehensive income                                         251     1     252 Shares issued on exercise of stock options         1.0       57     (9)                       48 Release of restricted stock                 5      (5)                       ? Shares repurchased and cancelled under normal course issuer bid         (1.7)       (32)             (47)      (9)            (88) Stock-based compensation expense  11                     8                         8 Dividends paid                                (61)                 (61) Balance, March 31, 2011         241.9    $  4,530    $  50   $  2,929   $  994   $  4    $  8,507 (i)     AOCI is Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS [Unaudited] [All amounts in U.S. dollars and all tabular amounts in millions unless otherwise noted] 1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES [a] Basis of presentation The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of Magna International Inc. and its subsidiaries [collectively "Magna" or the "Company"] have been prepared in United States dollars following United States generally accepted accounting principles ["GAAP"] as further discussed in note 1[b] and the accounting policies as set out in note 1 to the annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011. The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements do not conform in all respects to the requirements of GAAP for annual financial statements. Accordingly, these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the December 31, 2011 audited consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company's 2011 Annual Report. In the opinion of management, the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, which consist only of normal and recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial position at March 31, 2012 and the results of operations, cash flows and changes in equity for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011. [b] Accounting Changes Comprehensive Income During 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ["FASB"] issued Accounting Standards Update ["ASU"] 2011-05 and ASU 2011-12, "Comprehensive Income (Topic 220)", requiring entities to present net income and other comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement or in two consecutive statements of net income and other comprehensive income. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the interim consolidated financial statements. Fair Value Measurement During 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-04, "Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820)", clarifying the existing measurement and disclosure requirements and expanding the disclosure requirements for certain fair value measurements. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the interim consolidated financial statements. Goodwill In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, "Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Goodwill for Impairment". ASU 2011-08 provides an option to perform a qualitative assessment to determine whether further goodwill impairment testing is necessary.  If, as a result of the qualitative assessment, it is determined that it is more-likely-than-not that a reporting unit's fair value is less than its carrying amount, the two-step quantitative impairment test is required. Otherwise, no further testing is required. ASU 2011-08 is effective for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2012. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the interim consolidated financial statements. [c] Seasonality The Company's businesses are generally not seasonal. However, the Company's sales and profits are closely related to its automotive customers' vehicle production schedules. The Company's largest North American customers typically halt production for approximately two weeks in July and one week in December. Additionally, many of the Company's customers in Europe typically shutdown vehicle production during portions of August and one week in December. 2. OTHER EXPENSE, NET During 2011, five excess corporate real estate assets were sold to entities associated with the Company's Founder and Honorary Chairman, Mr. Stronach and/or the Company's former Co-Chief Executive Officer, Siegfried Wolf. Based on the appraisals obtained by the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee, the appraised fair value range for the properties was less than their carrying value and, accordingly, the Company recorded a $9 million impairment charge in the first quarter of 2011. The sales were approved by the independent members of Magna's Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and were completed during 2011. 3. EARNINGS PER SHARE     Three months ended      March 31,        2012     2011 Basic earnings per Common Share:             Net income attributable to Magna International Inc.      $  343   $  322 Average number of Common Shares outstanding         232.4     242.0 Basic earnings per Common Share      $  1.47   $  1.33 Diluted earnings per Common Share:             Net income attributable to Magna International Inc.      $   343   $  322 Average number of Common Shares outstanding        232.4     242.0 Adjustments               Stock options and restricted stock [a]       3.0     4.8       235.4     246.8 Diluted earnings per Common Share    $  1.46   $  1.30 [a]  Diluted earnings per Common Share exclude 1.7 million [2011 - nil] Common Shares issuable under the Company's Incentive Stock Option Plan because these options were not "in-the-money". 4. DETAILS OF CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES [a] Cash and cash equivalents:       March 31,      December 31,       2012      2011 Bank term deposits, bankers acceptances and government paper    $  1,065    $  968 Cash      200      357     $  1,265    $  1,325 [b] Items not involving current cash flows:     Three months ended      March 31,        2012     2011 Depreciation and amortization         $  171   $  165 Other non-cash charges           19     30 Amortization of other assets included in cost of goods sold         25     17 Amortization of employee wage buydown          ?     3 Deferred income taxes and non-cash portion of current taxes         7     (5) Equity income         (32)      (36)     $  190    $  174 [c] Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities:     Three months ended      March 31,        2012     2011 Accounts receivable       $  (751)   $  (1,151) Inventories            (154)     (62) Prepaid expenses and other         1     (14) Accounts payable         429     447 Accrued salaries and wages         73     70 Other accrued liabilities         118     138 Income taxes receivable/payable         (16)     (32) Deferred revenue         (2)      (4)     $  (302)   $  (608) 5. ACQUISITIONS In January 2012, the Company acquired BDW technologies group, a structural casting supplier of aluminium components, which has operations in Germany, Poland and Hungary. The acquired business has sales primarily to Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and ZF. The total consideration for this and other small acquisitions was $182 million, consisting of $42 million paid in cash [net of cash acquired] and $140 million of assumed debt. The purchase price allocations for these acquisitions are preliminary and adjustments to the allocations may occur as a result of obtaining more information regarding asset valuations. 6. INVENTORIES Inventories consist of:       March 31,      December 31,       2012      2011 Raw materials and supplies    $  849    $  800 Work-in-process      274      229 Finished goods      268      253 Tooling and engineering      887      763     $  2,278    $  2,045 Tooling and engineering inventory represents costs incurred on tooling and engineering services contracts in excess of billed and unbilled amounts included in accounts receivable. 7. OTHER ASSETS Other assets consist of:       March 31,      December 31,       2012      2011 Preproduction costs related to long-term supply agreements with  contractual guarantee for reimbursement    $  312    $  301 Long-term receivables      138      176 Patents and licences, net      27      30 Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges      28      15 Other, net      71      72     $  576    $  594 8. WARRANTY The following is a continuity of the Company's warranty accruals:     2012   2011 Balance, beginning of period    $  76   $  68 Expense, net      10     10 Settlements      (5)     (9) Foreign exchange and other      2      4 Balance, March 31    $  83   $  73 9. LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LIABILITIES The Company recorded long-term employee benefit liabilities as follows:     Three months ended      March 31,        2012     2011 Defined benefit pension plans and other         $  2   $  4 Termination and long service arrangements            8     8     $  10   $ 12 10. OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Other long-term liabilities consist of:       March 31,      December 31,       2012      2011 Long-term portion of income taxes payable    $  146    $  119 Asset retirement obligation      37      36 Long-term portion of fair value of hedges      16      41 Deferred revenue      9      11     $  208    $  207 11. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION [a] Incentive Stock Option Plan The following is a continuity schedule of options outstanding [number of options in the table below are expressed in whole numbers]:       2012      2011       Options outstanding           Options outstanding                         Number                 Number       Number     Exercise     of options     Number     Exercise     of options       of options     price (i)     exercisable     of options     price(i)      exercisable Beginning of period      6,867,367     31.54     2,066,700      11,142,450      34.22      3,362,116 Granted      1,341,500     48.22      ?      ?      ?      ? Exercised       (321,454)     25.83     (321,454)      (1,079,779)      44.94      (1,079,779) Cancelled      ?     ?     ?      ?      ?      ? Vested      ?     ?     2,366,667      ?      ?      2,400,001 March 31      7,887,413      34.61     4,111,913      10,062,671      33.07      4,682,338 (i)  The exercise price noted above represents the weighted average exercise price in Canadian dollars. The weighted average assumptions used in measuring the fair value of stock options granted and/or modified and the compensation expense recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses are as follows:     Three months ended      March 31,       2012     2011 Risk free interest rate        2.23%     ? Expected dividend yield        2.00%     ? Expected volatility        43%     ? Expected time until exercise        4.5 years     ? Weighted average fair value of options             granted or modified in period [Cdn$]        $  15.49   $  ? [b] Long-term retention program The following is a continuity of the stock that has not been released to the executives and is reflected as a reduction in the stated value of the Company's Common Shares [number of Common Shares in the table below are expressed in whole numbers]:   2012        2011    Number     Stated      Number     Stated   Of shares     value     of Shares     value Awarded and not released, beginning of period  1,026,304   $ 35     1,182,736   $  40 Release of restricted stock  (143,316)     (5)     (156,432)     (5) Awarded and not released, March 31  882,988   $  30     1,026,304   $  35 [c] Restricted stock unit program The following is a continuity schedule of restricted stock unit programs outstanding [number of stock units in the table below are expressed in whole numbers]:     2012      2011      Equity    Liability  Liability         Equity    Liability    Liability          classified    classified  classified         classified    classified    classified          RSUs    RSUs  DSUs    Total    RSUs    RSUs    DSUs    Total Balance, beginning of period     217,337    28,765  205,065    451,167    20,940    34,847    174,751    230,538 Granted    89,290    15,814  6,076    111,180    ?    3,150    4,955    8,105 Dividend equivalents    ?    300  1,201    1,501    ?    197    882    1,079 March 31    306,627    44,879   212,342    563,848    20,940    38,194     180,588     239,722 [d] Compensation expense related to Stock-based compensation Stock-based compensation expense recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses related to the above programs is as follows:     Three months ended      March 31,        2012      2011 Incentive Stock Option Plan    $  4    $  7 Long-term retention      1      2 Restricted stock unit      4      ?       9      9 Fair value adjustment for liability classified DSUs      3      (1) Total stock-based compensation expense    $  12    $  8 12. COMMON SHARES The following table presents the maximum number of shares that would be outstanding if all the dilutive instruments outstanding at May 9, 2012 were exercised or converted: Common Shares        233,466,134  Stock options (i)        7,872,413          240,137,159 (i)  Options to purchase Common Shares are exercisable by the holder in accordance with the vesting provisions and upon payment of the exercise price as may be determined from time to time pursuant to the Company's stock option plans. 13. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME The following is a continuity schedule of accumulated other comprehensive income:       2012      2011 Accumulated net unrealized gain on translation of net investment in foreign operations               Balance, beginning of period    $  547   $  744   Net unrealized gain on translation of net investment in foreign operations      98     235   Repurchase of shares under normal course issuer bid      ?      (9)   Balance, March 31      645     970 Accumulated net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges (i)               Balance, beginning of period       (23)     55   Net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges       51     25   Reclassifications of net loss (gain) on cash flow hedges to net income      3     (7)   Balance, March 31      31     73 Accumulated net unrealized gain on available-for-sale investments               Balance, beginning of period       5     11   Net unrealized loss on investments       (3)     (3)   Balance, March 31      2     8 Accumulated net unrealized loss on other long-term liabilities (ii)               Balance, beginning of period       (107)     (58)   Net unrealized gain on other long-term liabilities       ?     1   Balance, March 31      (107)     (57) Total accumulated other comprehensive income    $  571   $  994 (i) The amount of income tax obligation that has been netted in the accumulated net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges is as follows:       2012     2011 Balance, beginning of period    $  12   $  (15) Net unrealized gain        (21)     (8) Reclassifications of net (loss) gain on cash flow hedges to net income       (1)     3 Balance, March 31    $  (10)   $  (20) (ii) The amount of income tax benefit that has been netted in the accumulated net unrealized loss on other long-term liabilities is as follows:       2012     2011 Balance, beginning of period       $  24   $  1 Net unrealized loss        ?     1 Balance, March 31    $  24   $  2 The amount of other comprehensive income that is expected to be reclassified to net income over the next 12 months is $18 million [net of income taxes of $8 million]. 14. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS [a] The Company's financial assets and financial liabilities consist of the following:       March 31,     December 31,       2012     2011 Held for trading               Cash and cash equivalents    $  1,265   $  1,325   Investment in ABCP       84     82     $  1,349   $  1,407 Held to maturity investments               Severance investments    $  5   $  5 Available-for-sale               Equity investments    $  10   $  12 Loans and receivables                Accounts receivable    $  5,300   $  4,398   Long-term receivables included in other assets      138     176     $  5,438   $  4,574 Other financial liabilities               Bank indebtedness    $  147   $  162   Long-term debt (including portion due within one year)      234     71   Accounts payable      4,549     3,961     $  4,930   $  4,194 Derivatives designated as effective hedges, measured at fair value               Foreign currency contracts                 Prepaid expenses    $  38   $  21     Other assets      28     15     Other accrued liabilities      (11)     (31)     Other long-term liabilities      (13)     (38)       42     (33)   Natural gas contracts                 Prepaid expenses      1     ?     Other accrued liabilities      (4)     (6)     Other long-term liabilities      (3)     (3)       (6)     (9)     $  36    $  (42) [b] Fair value The Company determined the estimated fair values of its financial instruments based on valuation methodologies it believes are appropriate; however, considerable judgment is required to develop these estimates. Accordingly, these estimated fair values are not necessarily indicative of the amounts the Company could realize in a current market exchange. The estimated fair value amounts can be materially affected by the use of different assumptions or methodologies. The methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair value of financial instruments are described below: Cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, bank indebtedness and accounts payable. Due to the short period to maturity of the instruments, the carrying values as presented in the consolidated balance sheets are reasonable estimates of fair values. Investments At March 31, 2012, the Company held Canadian third party asset-backed commercial paper ["ABCP"] with a face value of Cdn$125 million [December 31, 2011 - Cdn$125 million]. The carrying value and estimated fair value of this investment was Cdn$84 million [December 31, 2011 - Cdn$84 million]. As fair value information is not readily determinable for the Company's investment in ABCP, the fair value was based on a valuation technique estimating the fair value from the perspective of a market participant. At March 31, 2012, the Company held available-for-sale investments in publicly traded companies. The carrying value and fair value of these investments was $10 million, which was based on the closing share price of the investments on March 31, 2012. Term debt The Company's term debt includes $147 million due within one year. Due to the short period to maturity of this debt, the carrying value as presented in the consolidated balance sheet is a reasonable estimate of its fair value. [c] Credit risk The Company's financial assets that are exposed to credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, long-term receivables, held to maturity investments, and foreign exchange forward contracts with positive fair values. The Company's held for trading investments include an investment in ABCP. Given the continuing uncertainties regarding the value of the underlying assets, the amount and timing over cash flows and the risk of collateral calls in the event that spreads widened considerably, the Company could be exposed to further losses on its investment. Cash and cash equivalents, which consist of short-term investments, are only invested in governments, bank term deposits and bank commercial paper with an investment grade credit rating. Credit risk is further reduced by limiting the amount which is invested in certain governments or any major financial institution. The Company is also exposed to credit risk from the potential default by any of its counterparties on its derivative instruments. The Company mitigates this credit risk by dealing with counterparties who are major financial institutions that the Company anticipates will satisfy their obligations under the contracts. In the normal course of business, the Company is exposed to credit risk from its customers, substantially all of which are in the automotive industry and are subject to credit risks associated with the automotive industry. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2012, sales to the Company's six largest customers represented 82% of the Company's total sales and substantially all of its sales are to customers in which the Company has ongoing contractual relationships. [d] Currency risk The Company is exposed to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates when manufacturing facilities have committed to the delivery of products for which the selling price has been quoted in currencies other than the facilities' functional currency, or when materials and equipment are purchased in currencies other than the facilities' functional currency. In an effort to manage this net foreign exchange exposure, the Company employs hedging programs, primarily through the use of foreign exchange forward contracts. As at March 31, 2012, the net foreign exchange exposure was not material. [e] Interest rate risk The Company is not exposed to significant interest rate risk due to the short-term maturity of its monetary current assets and current liabilities. In particular, the amount of interest income earned on the Company's cash and cash equivalents is impacted more by the investment decisions made and the demands to have available cash on hand, than by movements in the interest rates over a given period. In addition, the Company is not exposed to interest rate risk on its term debt instruments as the interest rates on these instruments are fixed. [f] Foreign Exchange Contracts The Company operates globally, which gives rise to a risk that its earnings and cash flows may be adversely impacted by fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. However, as a result of hedging programs employed, foreign currency transactions in any given period may not be fully impacted by movements in exchange rates. In particular, the Company uses foreign exchange forward contracts for the sole purpose of hedging certain of the Company's future committed Canadian dollar, U.S. dollar and euro outflows and inflows. All derivative instruments, including foreign exchange contracts, are recorded on the interim consolidated balance sheets at fair value. To the extent that cash flow hedges are effective, the change in their fair value is recorded in other comprehensive income; any ineffective portion is recorded in net income. Amounts accumulated in other comprehensive income are reclassified to net income in the period in which the hedged item affects net income. At March 31, 2012, the Company had outstanding foreign exchange forward contracts representing commitments to buy and sell various foreign currencies. Significant commitments are as follows:     Buys     Sells For Canadian dollars               U.S. amount    292     692   euro amount    54     9 For U.S. dollars             Peso amount     4,821      237 For euros             U.S. amount     57     128   GBP amount     129     5   Czech Koruna amount     4,130     53   Polish Zlotys amount     200     18 Forward contracts mature at various dates through 2016.  Foreign currency exposures are reviewed quarterly. 15. CONTINGENCIES [a] In the ordinary course of business activities, the Company may be contingently liable for litigation and claims with customers, suppliers, former employees and other parties. In addition, the Company may be, or could become, liable to incur environmental remediation costs to bring environmental contamination levels back within acceptable legal limits. On an ongoing basis, the Company assesses the likelihood of any adverse judgments or outcomes to these matters as well as potential ranges of probable costs and losses. A determination of the provision required, if any, for these contingencies is made after analysis of each individual issue. The required provision may change in the future due to new developments in each matter or changes in approach such as a change in settlement strategy in dealing with these matters. [i] In November 1997, the Company and two of its subsidiaries were sued by KS Centoco Ltd., an Ontario-based steering wheel manufacturer in which the Company has a 23% equity interest, and by Centoco Holdings Limited, the owner of the remaining 77% equity interest in KS Centoco Ltd. In March 1999, the plaintiffs were granted leave to make substantial amendments to the original statement of claim in order to add several new defendants and claim additional remedies, and in February 2006, the plaintiffs further amended their claim to add an additional remedy. The amended statement of claim alleges, among other things: breach of fiduciary duty by the Company and two of its subsidiaries; breach by the Company of its binding letter of intent with KS Centoco Ltd., including its covenant not to have any interest, directly or indirectly, in any entity that carries on the airbag business in North America, other than through MST Automotive Inc., a company to be 77% owned by Magna and 23% owned by Centoco Holdings Limited; the plaintiff's exclusive entitlement to certain airbag technologies in North America pursuant to an exclusive licence agreement, together with an accounting of all revenues and profits resulting from the alleged use by the Company, TRW Inc. ["TRW"] and other unrelated third party automotive supplier defendants of such technology in North America; a conspiracy by the Company, TRW and others to deprive KS Centoco Ltd. of the benefits of such airbag technology in North America and to cause Centoco Holdings Limited to sell to TRW its interest in KS Centoco Ltd. in conjunction with the Company's sale to TRW of its interest in MST Automotive GmbH and TEMIC Bayern-Chemie Airbag GmbH; and oppression by the defendants. The plaintiffs are seeking, amongst other things, damages of approximately Cdn$3.5 billion. Document production, completion of undertakings and examinations for discovery are substantially complete, although limited additional examinations for discovery may occur. The trial is not expected to commence until late 2013, at the earliest. The Company believes it has valid defences to the plaintiffs' claims and therefore intends to continue to vigorously defend this case. At this time, notwithstanding the amount of time which has transpired since the claim was filed, these legal proceedings remain at an early stage and, accordingly, it is not possible to predict their outcome. [b] During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company announced that it is cooperating with the United States Department of Justice ["DOJ"] with respect to an ongoing antitrust investigation of the automobile tooling industry. In connection with such investigation, the DOJ has requested documents related to various tooling bids, including a tooling program for which a subsidiary within the Company's Cosma International operating unit acted as Tier 1 tooling supplier. The Company's policy is to comply with all applicable laws, including antitrust and competition laws, and it is fully cooperating with the DOJ. [c] In certain circumstances, the Company is at risk for warranty costs including product liability and recall costs. Due to the nature of the costs, the Company makes its best estimate of the expected future costs [note 8]; however, the ultimate amount of such costs could be materially different. The Company continues to experience increased customer pressure to assume greater warranty responsibility. Currently, under most customer agreements, the Company only accounts for existing or probable claims. Under certain complete vehicle engineering and assembly contracts, the Company records an estimate of future warranty-related costs based on the terms of the specific customer agreements, and the specific customer's warranty experience. 16. SEGMENTED INFORMATION Given the differences between the regions in which the Company operates, Magna's operations are segmented on a geographic basis between North America, Europe and Rest of World. Consistent with the above, the Company's internal financial reporting segments key internal operating performance measures between North America, Europe and Rest of World for purposes of presentation to the chief operating decision maker to assist in the assessment of operating performance, the allocation of resources, and the long-term strategic direction and future global growth of the Company. The Company's chief operating decision maker uses Adjusted EBIT as the measure of segment profit or loss, since management believes Adjusted EBIT is the most appropriate measure of operational profitability or loss for its reporting segments. Adjusted EBIT represents income from operations before income taxes; interest expense (income), net; and other expense, net. The accounting policies of each segment are the same as those set out under "Significant Accounting Policies" [note 1] and intersegment sales and transfers are accounted for at fair market value. The following tables show segment information for the Company's reporting segments and a reconciliation of Adjusted EBIT to the Company's consolidated income from operations before income taxes.       Three months ended     Three months ended        March 31, 2012     March 31, 2011                          Fixed                        Fixed       Total      External      Adjusted      assets,      Total      External      Adjusted      assets,       sales      sales      EBIT      net      sales      sales      EBIT      net North America                                                   Canada    $  1,607   $  1,498         $  582   $  1,561   $  1,459         $  642   United States      1,920     1,798           807     1,819     1,680           664   Mexico      834     783           505     686     636           377   Eliminations      (259)     ?           ?      (273)     ?            ?       4,102     4,079   $  405     1,894     3,793     3,775   $  384     1,683 Europe                                                   Euroland       2,498     2,456           1,173     2,515     2,474            1,047   Great Britain       267     265           54     218     219           59   Other European countries       471     432           645     409     378           502   Eliminations       (48)     ?           ?     (42)     ?           ?       3,188      3,153     63     1,872     3,100     3,071     29     1,608 Rest of World      453      428     (9)     528     356     334     14     215 Corporate and Other (i)      (77)      6     (15)     269     (60)     9     (19)     342 Total reportable segments       7,666       7,666       444     4,563     7,189     7,189     408     3,848 Other expense, net                       ?                           (9)       Interest (expense) income, net                       (5)                            1           $  7,666   $  7,666    $  439     4,563   $  7,189   $  7,189    $  400     3,848 Current assets                             9,203                        8,615 Investments, goodwill, deferred tax assets and other assets                             2,293                       2,589 Consolidated total assets                         $  16,059                          $  15,052 (i)      Corporate and other includes the Company's proportionate share of the net loss in the E-Car Systems partnership.  For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the partnership recorded sales of $21 million [2011 - $16 million], EBIT loss of $16 million [2011 - $25 million] and had fixed assets of $82 million [2011 - $87 million]. 17. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS Class action claim The Company understands that a securities class action claim was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York on May 4, 2012 by the City of Taylor General Employees Retirement System, as lead plaintiff. The Company believes the claim to be without merit and intend to vigorously defend it. Given the early stage of the claim, it is not possible to predict the outcome. Acquisition During the third quarter of 2011, the Company sold an interior systems operation [the "Business"] located in Germany and recorded a loss on disposal of $129 million. Under the terms of the sale, the Company agreed to fund the buyers an estimated $109 million in the form of cash, working capital, and the assumption of certain liabilities. Simultaneously, the Company reached a commercial settlement with one of the facility's customers regarding the cancellation of certain production orders whereby the Company reimbursed the customer costs of $20 million. Subsequent to disposal, the Business continued to incur significant financial losses. By the end of the first quarter of 2012, the Business was experiencing severe liquidity issues. Although the Company had no legal obligation to do so, in light of customer relationship issues and other relevant considerations, in April 2012 the Company reached an agreement with the buyers to re-acquire the Business for a nominal amount. As part of the acquisition, the Company was able to obtain some pricing concessions from a majority of the Business' customers.  However, the Business is still budgeted to incur significant losses over the next three years. Closing of the transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals, which are expected to be received in the second quarter of 2012. Acquisition of the Business will be accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting.   18. COMPARATIVE FIGURES Certain of the comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current period's method of presentation.       SOURCE Magna International Inc.For further information: <p> please contact Vincent J. Galifi, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at 905-726-7100 </p>