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Magna Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date Results

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Magna Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date Results17:33 EDT Thursday, August 09, 2012AURORA, ON, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.               THREE MONTHS ENDEDJUNE 30, SIX MONTHS ENDEDJUNE 30,   2012  2011  2012  2011             Sales $7,727 $7,338 $15,393 $14,527             Income from operations before income taxes $470 $362 $909 $762             Net income attributable to Magna International Inc. $349 $282 $692 $604             Diluted earnings per share $1.48 $1.15 $2.94 $2.46             All results are reported in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share figures, which are in U.S. dollars.THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012We posted record sales of $7.7 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 5% from the second quarter of 2011. We achieved this sales increase in a period when vehicle production increased 28% in North America and declined 7% in Western Europe, both relative to the second quarter of 2011.  In the second quarter of 2012, our North American and Rest of World production sales, as well as tooling, engineering and other sales increased, while European production sales and complete vehicle assembly sales decreased, in each case relative to the comparable quarter in 2011.Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 11% to $645 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $728 million for the second quarter of 2011, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 6% to approximately 33,000 units.During the second quarter of 2012, income from operations before income taxes was $470 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $349 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.48, increases of $108 million, $67 million and $0.33, respectively, each compared to the second quarter of 2011.During the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, we generated cash from operations of $586 million before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities, and invested $122 million in non-cash operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the second quarter of 2012 were $283 million, including $267 million in fixed asset additions and $35 million in investments and other assets.SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012We posted sales of $15.4 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 6% from the six months ended June 30, 2011. This higher sales level reflected increases in our North American, European and Rest of World production sales, partially offset by lower complete vehicle assembly sales and tooling, engineering and other sales.During the six months ended June 30, 2012, vehicle production increased 23% to 7.9 million units in North America and decreased 7% to 6.8 million units in Western Europe, each compared to the first six months of 2011.Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 11% to $1.2 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $1.4 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2011, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 8% to approximately 63,000 units.During the six months ended June 30, 2012, income from operations before income taxes was $909 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $692 million and diluted earnings per share were $2.94, increases of $147 million, $88 million and $0.48, respectively, each compared to the first six months of 2011.During the six months ended June 30, 2012, we generated cash from operations before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities of $1.1 billion, and invested $424 million in non-cash operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the first six months of 2012 were $609 million, including $517 million in fixed asset additions, a $69 million increase in investments and other assets and $23 million to purchase subsidiaries.A more detailed discussion of our consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 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.OTHER MATTERSThe Company has reached an agreement to purchase from a company affiliated with the Stronach Group the controlling 27% partnership interest in the Magna E-Car Systems L.P. ("E-Car") partnership for a cash purchase price of $74.67 million. The Company currently owns the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car. The purchase was reviewed, negotiated and approved by the Company's independent directors with the benefit of independent legal advice from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, independent financial advice from TD Securities Inc. ("TD") and an independent valuation prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC"). The purchase price represents the midpoint of the valuation range determined by PwC. TD has delivered a fairness opinion to the independent directors to the effect that the transaction is fair, from a financial point of view, to the Company.Don Walker, Magna's Chief Executive Officer commented: "We are pleased to regain control of Magna E-Car's assets and business, which will be absorbed within our existing operating units. We expect hybrid and electric vehicle ("H/EV") production to continue to grow globally in the future, and we believe that Magna stands to benefit from this trend by supplying H/EV components, systems and engineering services to our customers."DIVIDENDSToday, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.275 with respect to our outstanding Common Shares for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. This dividend is payable on September 14, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2012.UPDATED 2012 OUTLOOK                  Vehicle Production Units (millions)         North America    14.8    Western Europe    12.6            Production Sales ($ billions)         North America    14.5 - 15.0    Europe    8.4 - 8.7    Rest of World    1.7 - 2.0    Total Production Sales    24.6 - 25.7            Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales ($ billions)    2.3 - 2.6            Total Sales ($ billions)    29.0 - 30.5            Operating Margin*    Low to mid 5% range            Tax Rate*    Approximately 25%            Capital Spending ($ billions)    1.4 - 1.5            * Excluding other income, 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 MAGNAWe are a leading global automotive supplier with 296 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries. Our 115,000 employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include body, chassis, interiors, exteriors, seating, powertrain, electronics, mirrors, closures and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit our website atwww.magna.com.We will hold a conference call for interested analysts and shareholders to discuss our second quarter results on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The conference call will be chaired by Don Walker, Chief Executive Officer. The number to use for this call is 1-800-699-3715. The number for overseas callers is 1-303-223-2688. 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, Investors Relations at 905-726-7035. For teleconferencing questions, please contact Karin Kaminski at 905-726-7103.FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThe 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; fixed asset expenditures; and the potential benefits, including with respect to electrification of vehicle powertrains, hybrid and electric vehicle production and their associated components and systems, expected to be achieved from the completion of the acquisition of the outstanding 27% interest in Magna E-Car Systems. The forward-looking information in this Press Release 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, including the potential for a deterioration of sales of our three largest German-based OEM customers; 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; scheduled production shutdowns of our customers' production facilites (typically in the third and fourth quarters for each calendar year); 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; 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.goMAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial PositionUnless otherwise noted, 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. 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 and six months ended June 30, 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 August 9, 2012.OVERVIEWWe are a leading global automotive supplier with 296 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries. Our 115,000 employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include body, chassis, interiors, exteriors, seating, powertrain, electronics, mirrors, closures and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). 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.HIGHLIGHTSNorth American light vehicle production increased 28% in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the second quarter of 2011. Light vehicle production declined 7% in Western Europe over the same period.We generated record total sales of $7.7 billion for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 5% over the second quarter of 2011. Increased North American and Rest of World production sales, along with higher tooling, engineering and other sales were the primary reasons for the increase in total sales. European production sales decreased only $9 million despite the 7% decline in Western European light vehicle production and the weakening of the euro relative to our U.S. dollar reporting currency. Complete vehicle assembly sales also declined by 11% or $83 million, primarily reflecting the weakening of the euro, relative to the U.S. dollar, in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2011.Our income from operations before income taxes increased 30% to $470 million, compared to $362 million in the second quarter of 2011. Our diluted earnings per Common Share increased 29% to $1.48 in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $1.15 in the second quarter of 2011.We once again posted improved results in our Europe segment, generating $65 million of Adjusted EBIT1 in the second quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $13 million in the second quarter of 2011. We continue to remain cautious about the macroeconomic environment in Europe, however we continue to move forward with operational plans that we expect will yield improved results over the next few years.We continue to have significant ongoing activities in our Rest of World segment, including a number of new facilities under construction or launching in Asia and South America, and the integration of recent acquisitions in South America. Our ongoing investments in these key regions are expected to generate future sales and earnings growth. However, currently these activities are negatively impacting operating results. In our Rest of World segment, we incurred an Adjusted EBIT loss of $16 million in the second quarter of 2012. Operational inefficiencies and other costs in certain operations in South America as well as costs related to new facilities were the primary reasons for the decline in Adjusted EBIT in the second quarter of 2012. We have action plans in place that we believe will improve the operational inefficiencies. In addition, we expect that as our new facilities launch, the financial impact of such facilities will turn from negatively impacting Adjusted EBIT to being positive contributors in the coming years._________________________________________________________1 Adjusted EBIT represents income from operations before income taxes; interest expense (income), net; and other income, netFINANCIAL RESULTS SUMMARYDuring the second quarter of 2012, we posted sales of $7.7 billion, an increase of 5% from the second quarter of 2011. This higher sales level was a result of increases in our North American and Rest of World production sales and tooling, engineering and other sales partially offset by decreases in our complete vehicle assembly sales and European production sales. Comparing the second quarters of 2012 to 2011:North American vehicle production and our production sales increased 28% and 11%, respectively;Western European vehicle production decreased 7% and our European production sales decreased $9 million;Rest of World production sales increased 24% to $415 million from $335 million;Complete vehicle assembly sales declined 11% to $645 million, as complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 6%; andTooling, engineering and other sales increased by 6% to $511 million.During the second quarter of 2012, we earned income from operations before income taxes of $470 million compared to $362 million for the second quarter of 2011. Excluding other income, net ("Other Income") recorded in the second quarter of 2011, as discussed in the "Other Income" section, the $118 million increase in income from operations before income taxes 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 second quarter of 2011;lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches;higher equity income;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation;the recovery of due diligence costs;a $7 million revaluation gain in respect of asset-backed commercial paper ("ABCP");productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities; andfavourable settlement of certain commercial items.These factors were partially offset by:increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;a loss on disposal of an investment;higher commodity costs;higher incentive compensation;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.During the second quarter of 2012, net income of $349 million increased $67 million compared to the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter of 2011 was positively impacted by $10 million of Other Income, as discussed in the "Other Income" section. Excluding Other Income, after tax, net income for the second quarter of 2012 increased $77 million. The increase in net income was a result of the increase in income from operations before income taxes partially offset by higher income taxes. The increase in income taxes was primarily as a result of a reduction in the utilization of losses not previously benefited in the United States partially offset by a decrease in losses not benefited in Europe.During the second quarter of 2012, our diluted earnings per share increased $0.33 to $1.48 compared to $1.15 for the second quarter of 2011. Other Income, after tax, positively impacted our second quarter of 2011 diluted earnings per share by $0.04. Excluding Other Income, after tax, the $0.37 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 second quarter of 2012. The decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was due to the repurchase and cancellation of Common Shares, subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, pursuant to our normal course issuer bids and the net decrease in the number of diluted shares associated with stock options.INDUSTRY TRENDS AND RISKSOur 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, scheduled production shut-downs (typically in the third and fourth quarters of each calendar year), 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2012, except that:a majority of our European sales are to three German-based OEMs - BMW, Volkswagen Group and Daimler. In recent quarters, these three customers have outperformed the Western European automotive market despite negative economic conditions in Europe, due in part to strong demand for their vehicles in Asia and North America. A deterioration of the sales of one or more of our three largest German-based customers, could have a material adverse effect on our sales and profitability.RESULTS OF OPERATIONSAverage Foreign Exchange For the three monthsended June 30, For the six monthsended June 30, 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change              1 Canadian dollar equals U.S. dollars0.990 1.034 -4% 0.994 1.024 -3%1 euro equals U.S. dollars1.283 1.440 -11% 1.297 1.404 -8%1 British pound equals U.S. dollars1.582 1.632 -3% 1.576 1.617-3%              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 and six months ended June 30, 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.RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012Sales For the three monthsended June 30,  2012 2011 Change         Vehicle Production Volumes (millions of units)         North America 3.985  3.103 +28% Western Europe 3.307  3.548 -7%         Sales         External Production          North America$3,907 $3,533 +11%  Europe 2,249  2,258  -  Rest of World 415  335 +24% Complete Vehicle Assembly 615  728 -11% Tooling, Engineering and Other 511  484 +6%Total Sales$7,727 $7,338 +5%         External Production Sales - North AmericaExternal production sales in North America increased 11% or $0.4 billion to $3.9 billion for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $3.5 billion for the second 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 second quarter of 2011, including the:Volkswagen Passat; andChevrolet Sonic; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.These factors were partially offset by:a decrease in content on certain programs, including the:Ford Escape; andRam Pickup;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, including the:Ford Crown Victoria; andChevrolet HHR;a decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.External Production Sales - EuropeExternal production sales in Europe decreased $9 million to $2.25 billion for the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in external production sales is primarily as a result of:a decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales primarily as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar;lower production volumes on certain existing programs;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.These factors were partially offset by:the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, including the:Range Rover Evoque;Volkswagen up!, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo;Audi Q3; andKia Pride and Rio; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, including the BDW technologies group ("BDW").External Production Sales - Rest of WorldExternal production sales in Rest of World increased 24% or $80 million to $415 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $335 million for the second quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of:acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, which positively impacted sales by $68 million, including ThyssenKrupp Automotive Systems Industrial do Brasil Ltda. ("TKASB"); andthe launch of new programs during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, primarily in Brazil and China.These factors were partially offset by a $35 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 monthsended June 30,     2012 2011 Change          Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales $645 $728 -11%          Complete Vehicle Assembly Volumes (Units)          MINI Countryman, Peugeot RCZ, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Aston Martin Rapide  33,064  35,224 -6%           Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 11% or $83 million to $645 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $728 million for the second quarter of 2011 while assembly volumes decreased 6% or 2,160 units.The decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales is primarily as a result of:a $79 million decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar;a decrease in assembly volumes for the Peugeot RCZ; andthe end of production of the Aston Martin Rapide at our Magna Steyr facility during the second quarter of 2012.These factors were partially offset by an increase in assembly volumes for the MINI Countryman and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.Tooling, Engineering and Other SalesTooling, engineering and other sales increased 6% or $27 million to $511 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $484 million for the second quarter of 2011.In the second quarter of 2012, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:Ford Fusion;MINI Countryman;QOROS C/Sedan/Hatch;Audi A1;Mercedes-Benz GL-Class;Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG;Cadillac ATS; andChevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.In the second quarter of 2011, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:MINI Cooper and Countryman;Dodge Journey;Skoda Fabia;Opel Calibra;Chery A6 Coupe;Peugeot RCZ;BMW X3;Chevrolet Camaro; andMercedes-Benz M-Class.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 monthsended June 30, 2012 2011      Sales$7,727 $7,338      Cost of goods sold      Material 4,933  4,712 Direct labour 510  492 Overhead 1,291  1,279  6,734  6,483Gross margin$993 $855      Gross margin as a percentage of sales 12.9%  11.7%      Cost of goods sold increased $251 million to $6.73 billion for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $6.48 billion for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:higher material, overhead and labour costs associated with the increase in sales, including wage increases at certain operations;$116 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, including TKASB and BDW; anda 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; andthe net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation.Gross margin increased $138 million to $993 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $855 million for the second quarter of 2011 and gross margin as a percentage of sales increased to 12.9% for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 11.7% for the second 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 net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation;lower restructuring and downsizing costs;a decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales which have a higher material content than our consolidated average;favourable settlement of certain commercial items; andproductivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities.These factors were partially offset by:increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;an increase in tooling sales that have low or no margins;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities, including certain facilities in South America; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.Depreciation and AmortizationDepreciation and amortization costs increased $12 million to $184 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $172 million for the second quarter of 2011. The higher depreciation and amortization was primarily as a result of depreciation related to assets acquired subsequent to the second 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 4.9% for the second quarters of 2012 and 2011. SG&A expense increased $16 million to $376 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $360 million for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:$11 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, including BDW and TKASB;higher labour, including wage increases at certain operations, and other costs to support the growth in sales;a loss on disposal of an investment;higher incentive compensation; andincreased 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 recovery of due diligence costs;a $7 million revaluation gain in respect of ABCP; andthe net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation.Equity IncomeEquity income increased $13 million to $42 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $29 million for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:a reduction in the equity loss related to our Magna E-Car Systems partnership ["E-Car"]; andhigher income from most of our equity accounted investments.These factors were partially offset by the disposal of an equity accounted investment during the second quarter of 2011.Other Income, netDuring the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, we recorded Other Income items as follows:        2012 2011 OperatingIncome NetIncome DilutedEarningsper Share OperatingIncome NetIncome DilutedEarningsper ShareSecond Quarter                  Gain on disposal (1)$- $- $- $10 $10 $0.04                  First Quarter                  Write down of real estate (2) -  -  -  (9)  (9)  (0.04)                  Total year to date unusual items$- $- $- $1 $1 $-(1) Gain on disposal  During the second quarter of 2011, we sold our 40% non-controlling interest in an equity accounted investment for $151 million and realized a $10 million gain on the disposition. (2) Write down of real estate  During the first quarter of 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 second 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 AnalysisGiven 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 income, net.        For the three months ended June 30, External Sales  Adjusted EBIT  2012  2011  Change  2012  2011  Change                   North America$4,111 $3,724 $387 $415 $354 $61Europe 3,166  3,245  (79)  65  (13)  78Rest of World 444  355  89  (16)  14  (30)Corporate and Other 6  14  (8)  11  (3)  14                 Total reportable segments$7,727 $7,338 $389 $475 $352 $123                  Excluded from Adjusted EBIT for the three months ended June 30, 2011 was the $10 million gain on disposal recorded in our Corporate and Other segment, as discussed in the "Other Income" section.North AmericaAdjusted EBIT in North America increased $61 million to $415 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $354 million for the second 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;higher equity income; andproductivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities.These factors were partially offset by:a decrease in reported U.S. dollar Adjusted EBIT due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar;increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;higher affiliation fees paid to corporate;higher incentive compensation;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities;higher warranty costs of $1 million;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.EuropeAdjusted EBIT in Europe increased $78 million to $65 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $13 million for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation;favourable settlement of certain commercial items;lower warranty costs of $2 million;lower pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities; andhigher equity income.These factors were partially offset by:a larger amount of employee profit sharing;a decrease in reported U.S. dollar Adjusted EBIT due to the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar;higher commodity costs;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the second quarter of 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the second quarter of 2011.Rest of WorldRest of World Adjusted EBIT decreased $30 million to a loss of $16 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to income of $14 million for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities, in particular at certain facilities in South America;costs related to new facilities;higher costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches;higher affiliation fees paid to Corporate; andhigher warranty costs of $1 million.These factors were partially offset by higher equity income.Corporate and OtherCorporate and Other Adjusted EBIT increased $14 million to $11 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $3 million for the second quarter of 2011. The loss related to E-Car included in Corporate and Other was $10 million for the second quarter of 2012 and $20 million for the second quarter of 2011. Excluding E-Car, Corporate and Other Adjusted EBIT increased $4 million to $21 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $17 million for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:the recovery of due diligence costs;a $7 million revaluation gain in respect of ABCP; andan increase in affiliation fees earned from our divisions.These factors were partially offset by:a loss on disposal of an investment; andlower equity income.Interest Expense (Income), netDuring the second quarter of 2012, we recorded net interest expense of $5 million, whereas for the second quarter of 2011 no interest was recorded. 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; anda decrease in interest income earned on lower cash balances.Income from Operations before Income TaxesIncome from operations before income taxes increased $108 million to $470 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $362 million for the second quarter of 2011. Excluding Other Income, discussed in the "Other Income" section, income from operations before income taxes for the second quarter of 2012 increased $118 million. The increase in income from operations before income taxes is the result of the increase in EBIT partially offset by the increase in net interest expense, as discussed above.Income TaxesThe effective income tax rate on income from operations before income taxes was 25.7% for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 22.1% for the second quarter of 2011. In the second quarter of 2011, income tax rates were impacted by the item discussed in the "Other Income" section. Excluding Other Income, after tax, the effective income tax rate increased to 25.7% for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 22.7% for the second quarter of 2011 primarily as result of a reduction in the utilization of losses not previously benefited in the United States partially offset by a decrease in losses not benefited in Europe.Net Income and Net Income attributable to Magna International Inc.During the second quarters of 2012 and 2011, no loss was attributable to non-controlling interests and as a result net income and net income attributable to Magna International Inc. were the same amounts for both the second quarter of 2012 and 2011.Net income and net income attributable to Magna International Inc. of $349 million for the second quarter of 2012 increased $67 million compared to the second quarter of 2011. Excluding Other Income, after tax, discussed in the "Other Income" section, net income and net income attributable to Magna International Inc. increased $77 million. The increase in net income and net income attributable to Magna International Inc. is the result of the increase in income from operations before income taxes partially offset by higher income taxes, both as discussed above.Earnings per Share For the three monthsended June 30,   2012  2011 Change         Earnings per Common Share         Basic$1.50 $1.17 +28% Diluted$1.48 $1.15 +29%         Average number of Common Shares outstanding (millions)         Basic 232.5  240.9 -3% Diluted 235.3  244.8 -4%          Diluted earnings per share increased $0.33 to $1.48 for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $1.15 for the second quarter of 2011. Other Income, after tax, positively impacted our second quarter of 2011 diluted earnings per share by $0.04 as discussed in the "Other Income" section. Excluding Other Income, after tax, the $0.37 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 second quarter of 2012.The decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was due to the repurchase and cancellation of Common Shares, subsequent to the second quarter of 2011, 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 RESOURCESCash Flow from Operations        For the three monthsended June 30,    2012  2011 Change         Net income$349 $282   Items not involving current cash flows 237  203     586  485 $101Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities (122)  (170)   Cash provided from operating activities$464 $315 $149         Cash flow from operations before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities increased $101 million to $586 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $485 million for the second quarter of 2011. The increase in cash flow from operations was due to a $67 million increase in net income, as discussed above, and a $34 million increase in items not involving current cash flows. Items not involving current cash flows are comprised of the following: For the three monthsended June 30,  2012  2011      Depreciation and amortization$184 $172Other non-cash charges 48  27Amortization of other assets included in cost of goods sold 31  20Amortization of employee wage buydown -  3Deferred income taxes 16  10Equity income (42)  (29)Items not involving current cash flows$237 $203      Cash invested in non-cash operating assets and liabilities amounted to $122 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $170 million for the second 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 monthsended June 30,  2012  2011      Accounts receivable$56 $141Inventories (148)  (126)Prepaid expenses and other 17  7Accounts payable (122)  (175)Accrued salaries and wages (64)  (4)Other accrued liabilities 83  (2)Income taxes payable 57  (10)Deferred revenue (1)  (1)Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities$(122) $(170)      The decrease in accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued salaries and wages in the second quarter of 2012 was primarily due to an increase in production activities at the end of the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2012. The increase in inventories was primarily due to higher tooling inventory and increased production inventory to support launch activities.Capital and Investment Spending For the three monthsended June 30,   2012  2011 Change         Fixed asset additions$(267) $(226)   Investments and other assets (35)  (45)   Fixed assets, investments and other assets additions (302)  (271)   Purchase of subsidiaries 19  (14)   Proceeds from disposition 25  194   Cash used for investment activities$(258) $(91) $(167)Fixed assets, investments and other assets additionsIn the second quarter of 2012, we invested $267 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 second quarter of 2012 was for real estate, facilities and manufacturing equipment for programs that will be launching subsequent to the second quarter of 2012. Consistent with our strategy to expand in developing markets, approximately 22% (2011 - 23%) of this investment was in China, Russia, India and Brazil.In the second quarter of 2012, we invested $29 million in other assets related primarily to fully reimbursable tooling and engineering costs for programs that launched during the second quarter of 2012 or will be launching subsequent to the second quarter of 2012, as well as $6 million in equity accounted investments in China.Purchase of subsidiariesDuring 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, on June 4, 2012, we re-acquired the Business. This acquisition resulted in acquired cash of $19 million (net of $1 million cash paid).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 expected to incur significant losses over the next three years.The purchase price allocation for this acquisition is preliminary and adjustments to the allocations may occur as a result of obtaining more information regarding asset valuations.Proceeds from dispositionThe $25 million of proceeds include:normal course reimbursements received in respect of tooling, planning and engineering costs that were capitalized in prior periods;$9 million cash proceeds received with respect to the disposal of ABCP; andnormal course fixed and other asset disposals.Financing        For the three monthsended June 30,   2012  2011 Change         (Decrease) increase in bank indebtedness$(21) $14   Repayments of debt (77)  (10)   Issues of debt 113  3   Settlement of stock options -  (25)   Issues of Common Shares -  3   Contribution to subsidiaries by non-controlling interest -  8   Dividends paid (64)  (58)   Cash used for financing activities$(49) $(65) $16Repayments of debt for the second quarter of 2012 relates primarily to BDW and Pabsa S.A. debt payments subsequent to acquisition, while issues of debt relates primarily to higher debt levels in our Rest of World segment.Cash dividends paid per Common Share were $0.275 for the second quarter of 2012, for a total of $64 million.Financing Resources As atJune 30,2012As atDecember 31,2011Change         Liabilities         Bank indebtedness$119 $162    Long-term debt due within one year 162  25    Long-term debt 101  46     382  233   Non-controlling interest 22  27   Shareholders' equity 8,690  8,175   Total capitalization$9,094 $8,435 $659         Total capitalization increased by $0.7 billion to $9.1 billion at June 30, 2012 compared to $8.4 billion at December 31, 2011, primarily as a result of a $515 million increase in shareholders' equity and a $149 million increase in liabilities.The increase in shareholders' equity was primarily as a result of:net income earned in the first six months of 2012; andthe $37 million net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges.These factors were partially offset by:dividends paid during the first six months of 2012; andthe $96 million net unrealized loss on translation of net investment in foreign operations.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 ResourcesDuring the second quarter of 2012, our cash resources increased by $0.1 billion to $1.4 billion as a result of the cash provided from operating activities partially offset by cash used for investing and financing activities, as discussed above. In addition to our cash resources at June 30, 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 IssuableThe following table presents the maximum number of shares that would be outstanding if all of the outstanding options at August 9, 2012 were exercised:Common Shares                            233,507,522Stock options (i)     7,871,577      241,379,099(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 FinancingThere have been no material changes with respect to the contractual obligations requiring annual payments during the second quarter of 2012 that are outside the ordinary course of our business. Refer to our MD&A included in our 2011 Annual Report.RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012Sales For the six monthsended June 30,  2012 2011 Change         Vehicle Production Volumes (millions of units)         North America 7.935  6.477 +23% Western Europe 6.756  7.253 -7%         Sales         External Production          North America$7,822 $7,096 +10%  Europe 4,571  4,440 +3%  Rest of World 823  651 +26% Complete Vehicle Assembly 1,244  1,402 -11% Tooling, Engineering and Other 933  938 -1%Total Sales$15,393 $14,527 +6%         External Production Sales - North AmericaExternal production sales in North America increased 10% or $0.7 billion to $7.8 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $7.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 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 six months ended June 30, 2011, including the:Volkswagen Passat;Chevrolet Sonic;Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class; andLancia Grand Voyager and Ram Cargo Van; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011.These factors were partially offset by:a decrease in content on certain programs, including the:Ford Escape; andRam Pickup;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011, including the:Chevrolet HHR; andFord Crown Victoria;a decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011.External Production Sales - EuropeExternal production sales in Europe increased 3% or $131 million to $4.57 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $4.44 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The increase in external production sales is primarily as a result of:the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011, including the:Range Rover Evoque;Audi Q3;Volkswagen up!, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo;MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster; andAudi A6; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011, including 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 net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation;lower production volumes on certain existing programs; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011.External Production Sales - Rest of WorldExternal production sales in Rest of World increased 26% or $172 million to $823 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $651 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, primarily as a result of:acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011, which positively impacted sales by $133 million, including TKASB; andthe launch of new programs during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011, primarily in Brazil, China and South Korea.These factors were partially offset by a $43 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 six monthsended June 30,     2012 2011 Change          Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales $1,244 $1,402 -11%          Complete Vehicle Assembly Volumes (Units)          MINI Countryman, Peugeot RCZ, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Aston Martin Rapide  62,999  68,526 -8%           Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 11% or $0.2 billion to $1.2 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $1.4 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2011 while assembly volumes decreased 8% or 5,527 units.The decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales is primarily as a result of:a decrease in assembly volumes for the Peugeot RCZ;a $106 million decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar; andthe end of production of the Aston Martin Rapide at our Magna Steyr facility during the second quarter of 2012.These factors were partially offset by an increase in assembly volumes for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the MINI Countryman.Tooling, Engineering and Other SalesTooling, engineering and other sales decreased 1% or $5 million to $933 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $938 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.In the six months ended June 30, 2012, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:Ford Fusion;MINI Countryman;QOROS C/Sedan/Hatch;Mercedes-Benz M-Class;Ford Escape;Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra; andMercedes-Benz GL-Class.In the six months ended June 30, 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;Opel Calibra;Mercedes-Benz M-Class;Dodge Journey;Chery A6 Coupe;Skoda Fabia;Chevrolet Camaro; andPeugeot RCZ.In addition, tooling, engineering and other sales decreased as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar.Segment Analysis For the six months ended June 30, External Sales  Adjusted EBIT  2012  2011  Change  2012  2011  Change                   North America$8,190 $7,499 $691 $820 $738 $82Europe 6,319  6,316  3  128  16  112Rest of World 872  689  183  (25)  28  (53)Corporate and Other 12  23  (11)  (4)  (22)  18                  Total reportable segments$15,393 $14,527 $866 $919 $760 $159                  Excluded from Adjusted EBIT for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was the $9 million write-down of real estate and the $10 million gain on disposal recorded in our Corporate and Other segment, as discussed in the "Other Income" section.North AmericaAdjusted EBIT in North America increased $82 million to $820 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $738 million for the six months ended June 30, 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; andhigher equity income.These factors were partially offset by:increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;a decrease in reported U.S. dollar Adjusted EBIT due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar;higher affiliation fees paid to corporate;higher commodity costs;higher incentive compensation;higher warranty costs of $4 million;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011.EuropeAdjusted EBIT in Europe increased $112 million to $128 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $16 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011 primarily as a result of:lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in June 2012 of an interior systems operation;favourable settlement of certain commercial items;lower warranty costs of $5 million;productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities;lower pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities; andhigher equity income.These factors were partially offset by:a larger amount of employee profit sharing;higher commodity costs;a decrease in reported U.S. dollar Adjusted EBIT due to the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar;higher affiliation fees paid to corporate;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011.Rest of WorldRest of World Adjusted EBIT decreased $53 million to a loss of $25 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to income of $28 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011 primarily as a result of:operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities, in particular at certain facilities in South America;costs related to new facilities;higher affiliation fees paid to Corporate;higher costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches;higher warranty costs of $1 million; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2011.These factors were partially offset by higher equity income.Corporate and OtherCorporate and Other Adjusted EBIT increased $18 million to a loss of $4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to a loss of $22 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The loss related to E-Car included in Corporate and Other was $22 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and $38 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. Excluding E-Car, Corporate and Other Adjusted EBIT increased $2 million to $18 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $16 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 primarily as a result of:an increase in affiliation fees earned from our divisions;the recovery of due diligence costs;a $7 million revaluation gain in respect of ABCP; andlower stock-based compensation.These factors were partially offset by:lower equity income;a loss on disposal of an investment; andhigher incentive compensation.SUBSEQUENT EVENTSWe have reached an agreement to purchase from a company affiliated with the Stronach Group the controlling 27% partnership interest in the Magna E-Car Systems L.P. ("E-Car") partnership for a cash purchase price of $74.67 million. We currently own the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car. The purchase was reviewed, negotiated and approved by the Company's independent directors with the benefit of independent legal advice from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, independent financial advice from TD Securities Inc. ("TD") and an independent valuation prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC"). The purchase price represents the midpoint of the valuation range determined by PwC. TD has delivered a fairness opinion to the independent directors to the effect that the transaction is fair, from a financial point of view, to the Company.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIESFrom 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 six months ended June 30, 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 PROCEDURESThere have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the six months ended June 30, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThe 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 and Rest of World; future sales and earnings growth in Rest of World; the impact to Adjusted EBIT of new facilities launches in Rest of World; and the potential benefits, including with respect to electricification of vehicle powertrains, hybrid and electric vehicle production and their associated components and systems, expected to be achieved from the completion of the acquisition of the outstanding 27% interest in Magna E-Car Systems. 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, including the potential for a deterioration of sales of our three largest German-based OEM customers; 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; scheduled production shutdowns of our customers' production facilities (typically in the third and fourth quarters of each calendar year); 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; 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 endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30, Note 2012 2011 2012 2011              Sales  $7,727 $7,338 $15,393 $14,527              Costs and expenses              Cost of goods sold   6,734  6,483  13,411  12,792 Depreciation and amortization   184  172  355  337 Selling, general and administrative11  376  360  782  703 Interest expense (income), net   5  —  10  (1) Equity income   (42)  (29)  (74)  (65) Other income, net2  —  (10)  —  (1)Income from operations before income taxes   470  362  909  762Income taxes   121  80  219  158Net income   349  282  690  604Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests   —  —  2  —Net income attributable to Magna International Inc.  $349 $282 $692 $604              Earnings per Common Share:3             Basic  $1.50 $1.17 $2.98 $2.50 Diluted  $1.48 $1.15 $2.94 $2.46              Cash dividends paid per Common Share  $0.275 $0.250 $0.550 $0.500              Average number of Common Shares outstandingduring the period [in millions]:3             Basic   232.5  240.9  232.5  241.4 Diluted   235.3  244.8  235.3  245.8               See accompanying notesCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions]   Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30, Note 2012 2011 2012 2011              Net income  $349 $282 $690 $604              Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:13             Net unrealized (loss) gain on translation of netinvestment in foreign operations   (194)  71  (95)  306 Net unrealized loss on available-for-saleinvestments   (1)  —  (4)  (3) Net unrealized (loss) gain on cash flow hedges   (14)  5  37  30 Reclassification of net gain on cash flow hedges tonet income   (8)  (11)  (5)  (18) Pension and post retirement benefits   —  —  —  1Other comprehensive (loss) income   (217)  65  (67)  316              Comprehensive income   132  347  623  920Comprehensive (income) loss attributable tonon-controlling interests   —  (2)  1  (1)Comprehensive income attributable toMagna International Inc.  $132 $345 $624 $919               See accompanying notesMAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions]   Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30, Note       2012 2011 2012 2011              Cash provided from (used for):                           OPERATING ACTIVITIES             Net income  $349 $282 $690 $604Items not involving current cash flows4  237  203  427  377    586  485  1,117  981Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities4  (122)  (170)  (424)  (778)Cash provided from operating activities   464  315  693  203              INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES             Fixed asset additions   (267)  (226)  (517)  (370)Purchase of subsidiaries5  19  (14)  (23)  (14)Increase in investments and other assets   (35)  (45)  (69)  (100)Proceeds from disposition2  25  194  78  227Cash used for investing activities   (258)  (91)  (531)  (257)              FINANCING ACTIVITIES             (Decrease) increase in bank indebtedness   (21)  14  (41)  33Repayments of debt   (77)  (10)  (119)  (12)Settlement of stock options   —  (25)  (4)  (25)Issues of debt   113  3  195  9Issue of Common Shares   —  3  3  51Repurchase of Common Shares   —  —  —  (88)Contribution to subsidiaries by non-controlling interests   —  8  —  8Dividends paid   (64)  (58)  (127)  (119)Cash used for financing activities   (49)  (65)  (93)  (143)              Effect of exchange rate changes on cash andcash equivalents   (29)  15  (1)  60              Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalentsduring the period   128  174  68  (137)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   1,265  1,570  1,325  1,881Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $1,393 $1,744 $1,393 $1,744              See accompanying notesMAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions] Note  As atJune 30,2012 As atDecember 31,2011         ASSETS        Current assets        Cash and cash equivalents4  $1,393 $1,325Accounts receivable    5,156  4,398Inventories6   2,380  2,045Deferred tax assets    151  206Prepaid expenses and other    161  172     9,241  8,146         Investments14   443  438Fixed assets, net    4,500  4,236Goodwill    1,204  1,196Deferred tax assets    75  69Other assets7   525  594    $15,988 $14,679         LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        Current liabilities        Bank indebtedness   $119 $162Accounts payable    4,350  3,961Accrued salaries and wages    558  525Other accrued liabilities8   1,196  1,002Income taxes payable    44  5Deferred tax liabilities    39  44Long-term debt due within one year    162  25     6,468  5,724         Long-term employee benefit liabilities9   421  419Long-term debt    101  46Other long-term liabilities10   212  207Deferred tax liabilities    74  81     7,276  6,477         Shareholders' equity        Capital stock         Common Shares          [issued: 233,496,152; December 31, 2011 - 233,317,792]    4,384  4,373Contributed surplus    74  63Retained earnings    3,878  3,317Accumulated other comprehensive income13   354  422     8,690  8,175         Non-controlling interests    22  27     8,712  8,202    $15,988 $14,679         See accompanying notesMAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions]         Common Shares   NoteNumberStatedValueContri-butedSurplusRetainedEarningsAOCI (i)Non-controllingInterestTotal Equity  [in millions]                           Balance, December 31, 2011 233.3$4,373$63$3,317$422$27$8,202Net income       692   (2) 690Other comprehensive loss         (68) 1 (67)Divestiture of subsidiaries           (4) (4)Shares issued on exercise of stock options 0.1 4 (1)       3Release of restricted stock   5 (5)       —Stock-based compensation expense11    18       18Settlement of stock options11    (1) (2)     (3)Dividends paid 0.1 2   (129)     (127)Balance, June 30, 2012 233.5$4,384$74$3,878$354$22$8,712                  Common Shares   NoteNumberStatedValueContri-butedSurplusRetainedEarningsAOCI (i)Non-controllingInterestTotal Equity  [in millions]                           Balance, December 31, 2010 242.6$4,500$56$2,715$752$3$8,026Net income       604     604Other comprehensive income         316 (1) 315Contributions to subsidiaries bynon-controlling interests           8 8Acquisition of subsidiaries           5 5Shares issued on exercise of stock options 1.1 61 (10)       51Release of restricted stock   6 (6)       —Repurchase and cancellation under normal course issuer bid (1.7) (32)   (47) (9)   (88)Stock-based compensation expense11    19       19Settlement of stock options11    (7) (14)     (21)Dividends paid   1   (120)     (119)Balance, June 30, 2011 242.0$4,536$52$3,138$1,059$15$8,800               (i)     AOCI is Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.               See accompanying notesMAGNA 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 June 30, 2012 and the results of operations, changes in equity and cash flows for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.[b] Accounting ChangesComprehensive IncomeDuring 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 MeasurementDuring 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.GoodwillIn 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 did not have a material impact on the interim consolidated financial statements.[c] Future Accounting PoliciesIntangiblesIn January 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, "Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment".  ASU 2011-08 provides an option to first perform a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is more-likely-than-not that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired. This new standard would be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2013. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the interim consolidated financial statements.[d] SeasonalityThe 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 INCOME, NETDuring 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.During the second quarter of 2011, the Company sold its 40% non-controlling interest in an equity accounted investment for proceeds of $151 million [Cdn$147 million] and recognized a $10 million gain on disposal.3. EARNINGS PER SHARE  Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30,       2012 2011 2012 2011            Basic earnings per Common Share:                       Net income$349 $282 $692 $604            Average number of Common Shares outstanding 232.5  240.9  232.5  241.4            Basic earnings per Common Share$1.50 $1.17 $2.98 $2.50            Diluted earnings per Common Share:                       Net income$349 $282 $692 $604            Average number of Common Shares outstanding 232.5  240.9  232.5  241.4Adjustments            Stock options and restricted stock [a] 2.8  3.9  2.8  4.4  235.3  244.8  235.3  245.8            Diluted earnings per Common Share$1.48 $1.15 $2.94 $2.46[a] For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, diluted earnings per Common Share exclude 2.6 million [2011 - 2.6 million] and 2.1 million [2011 - 2.7 million] 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: June 30, 2012December 31,2011      Bank term deposits, bankers acceptances and government paper$1,122 $968Cash 271  357 $1,393 $1,325      [b] Items not involving current cash flows: Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30,       2012 2011 2012 2011            Depreciation and amortization$184 $172 $355 $337Other non-cash charges 48  27  67  57Amortization of other assets included in cost of goods sold 31  20  56  37Deferred income taxes 16  10  23  5Amortization of employee wage buydown —  3  —  6Equity income (42)  (29)  (74)  (65) $237 $203 $427 $377            [c] Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities: Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30,       2012 2011 2012 2011            Accounts receivable$56 $141 $(695) $(1,010)Inventories (148)  (126)  (302)  (188)Prepaid expenses and other 17  7  18  (7)Accounts payable (122)  (175)  307  272Accrued salaries and wages (64)  (4)  9  66Other accrued liabilities 83  (2)  201  136Income taxes payable 57  (10)  41  (42)Deferred revenue (1)  (1)  (3)  (5) $(122) $(170) $(424) $(778)            5. 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, on June 4, 2012, the Company re-acquired the Business. This acquisition resulted in acquired cash of $19 million [net of $1 million cash paid].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 expected to incur significant losses over the next three years.The purchase price allocation for this acquisition is preliminary and adjustments to the allocations may occur as a result of obtaining more information regarding asset valuations.6. INVENTORIESInventories consist of: June 30,2012December 31,2011      Raw materials and supplies$852 $800Work-in-process 249  229Finished goods 285  253Tooling and engineering 994  763 $2,380 $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 ASSETSOther assets consist of: June 30,2012December 31,2011      Preproduction costs related to long-term supply agreements with contractual guarantee for reimbursement$304 $301Long-term receivables 110  176Patents and licences, net 19  30Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges 27  15Other, net 65  72 $525 $594      8. WARRANTYThe following is a continuity of the Company's warranty accruals:      20122011      Balance, beginning of period        $76 $68Expense, net 10  10Settlements (5)  (9)Foreign exchange and other 2  4Balance, March 31 83  73Expense, net 9  9Settlements (7)  (12)Foreign exchange and other (1)  3Balance, June 30$84 $73      9. LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LIABILITIESThe Company recorded long-term employee benefit expenses as follows: Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30,       2012 2011 2012 2011            Defined benefit pension plan and other$3 $4 $5 $8Termination and long service arrangements 7  7  15  15Retirement medical benefit plan 1  —  1  — $11 $11 $21 $23            10. OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIESOther long-term liabilities consist of: June 30,2012December 31,2011      Long-term portion of income taxes payable$146 $119Asset retirement obligation 37  36Long-term portion of fair value of hedges 21  41Deferred revenue 8  11 $212 $20711. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION[a] Incentive Stock Option PlanThe following is a continuity schedule of options outstanding [number of options in the table below are expressed in whole numbers]: 2012 2011 Options outstanding  Options outstanding  Number ofoptionsExerciseprice (i)Number ofoptionsexercisable Number ofoptionsExerciseprice (i)Number ofoptionsexercisable        Beginning of period6,867,36731.542,066,700 11,142,45034.223,362,116Granted1,341,50048.22— ———Exercised(321,454)25.83(321,454) (1,079,779)44.94(1,079,779)Vested——2,366,667 ——2,400,001March 317,887,41334.614,111,913 10,062,67133.074,682,338Granted47,50048.22— ———Exercised(5,000)32.75(5,000) (1,216,973)25.72(1,216,973)Cancelled(46,966)57.14(36,966) (66,666)30.00—Vested——— ——72,000June 307,882,94734.564,069,947 8,779,03234.113,537,365        (i) The exercise price noted above represents the weighted average exercise price in Canadian dollars.The weighted average assumptions used in measuring the fair value of stock options granted or modified and the compensation expense recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses are as follows: Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30,       2012 2011 2012 2011        Risk free interest rate2.23% — 2.23% —Expected dividend yield2.00% — 2.00% —Expected volatility43% — 43% —Expected time until exercise4.5 years — 4.5 years —        Weighted average fair value of options granted or modified in period [Cdn$]$12.11 $— $15.37 $—            [b] Long-term retention programThe 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 Numberof sharesStatedvalue Numberof sharesStatedvalue        Awarded and not released, beginning of period1,026,304$35 1,182,736$40Release of restricted stock(143,316) (5) (156,432) (5)Awarded and not released, March 31 and June 30882,988$30 1,026,304$35        [c] Restricted stock unit programThe following is a continuity schedule of restricted stock units ["RSUs"] and Independent Director stock units ["DSUs"] outstanding [number of stock units in the table below are expressed in whole numbers]: 2012 2011 EquityclassifiedRSUsLiabilityclassifiedRSUsLiabilityclassifiedDSUsTotal EquityclassifiedRSUsLiabilityclassifiedRSUsLiabilityclassifiedDSUsTotal          Balance, beginning of period364,66528,765205,065598,495 175,40534,847174,751385,003Granted89,26915,8146,076111,159 —3,1504,9558,105Dividend equivalents4673001,2011,968 4391978821,518Released(8,259)——(8,259) (8,259)——(8,259)Balance March 31446,14244,879212,342703,363 167,58538,194180,588386,367Granted95,710—12,754108,464 130,480—4,917135,397Dividend equivalents5583211,5222,401 4211849821,587Released(10,123)——(10,123) (9,869)——(9,869)Balance June 30532,28745,200226,618804,105 288,61738,378186,487513,482          [d] Compensation expense related to stock-based compensationStock-based compensation expense recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses related to the above programs is as follows: Three months endedJune 30, Six months endedJune 30,       2012 2011 2012 2011            Incentive Stock Option Plan$5 $5 $9 $12Long-term retention 1  1  2  3Restricted stock unit 4  4  8  4  10  10  19  19Fair value adjustment for liability classified DSUs (1)  2  2  1Total stock-based compensation expense$9 $12 $21 $20            12. COMMON SHARES The following table presents the maximum number of shares that would be outstanding if all the dilutive instruments outstanding at August 9, 2012 were exercised or converted:Common Shares                                                            233,507,522Stock options (i)7,871,577 241,379,099  (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 INCOMEThe 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 Net unrealized (loss) gain on translation of net investment in foreign operations (194)  71 Balance, June 30 451  1,041       Accumulated net unrealized (loss) gain on cash flow hedges (i)      Balance, beginning of period (23)  55 Net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges 51  25 Reclassification of net loss (gain) on cash flow hedges to net income 3  (7) Balance, March 31 31  73 Net unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges (14)  5 Reclassification of net gain on cash flow hedges to net income (8)  (11) Balance, June 30 9  67       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 Net unrealized loss on investments (1)  — Balance, June 30 1  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) Net unrealized loss on other long-term liabilities —  — Balance, June 30 (107)  (57)       Total accumulated other comprehensive income$354 $1,059      (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)Reclassification of net (loss) gain to net income (1)  3Balance, March 31 (10) $(20)Net unrealized loss (gain) 7  (4)Reclassification of net gain to net income 2  3Balance, June 30$(1) $(21)      (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 $1Net unrealized loss —  1Balance, March 31 24 $2Reclassification of net gain to net income     1  —Balance, June 30$25 $2 The amount of other comprehensive income that is expected to be reclassified to net income over the next 12 months is nil million [net of income taxes of $1 million].14. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS[a] The Company's financial assets and financial liabilities consist of the following: June 30,2012December 31,2011      Held for trading      Cash and cash equivalents$1,393 $1,325 Investment in asset-backed commercial paper 80  82 $1,473 $1,407      Held to maturity investments      Severance investments$4 $5      Available-for-sale      Equity investments$9 $12      Loans and receivables      Accounts receivable$5,156 $4,398 Long-term receivables included in other assets 110  176 $5,266 $4,574      Other financial liabilities      Bank indebtedness$119 $162 Long-term debt (including portion due within one year) 263  71 Accounts payable 4,350  3,961 $4,732 $4,194Derivatives designated as effective hedges, measured at fair value          Foreign currency contracts        Prepaid expenses$27 $21 Other assets 27  15 Other accrued liabilities (19)  (31) Other long-term liabilities (19)  (38)    16  (33)Commodity contracts        Other accrued liabilities (8)  (6) Other long-term liabilities (2)  (3)    (10)  (9)   $6 $(42)[b] Fair valueThe 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 interim consolidated balance sheets are reasonable estimates of fair values.InvestmentsAt June 30, 2012, the Company held Canadian third party asset-backed commercial paper ["ABCP"] with a face value of Cdn$107 million [December 31, 2011 - Cdn$125 million]. The carrying value and estimated fair value of this investment was Cdn$82 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 June 30, 2012, the Company held available-for-sale investments in publicly traded companies. The carrying value and fair value of these investments was $9 million, which was based on the closing share price of the investments on June 30, 2012.Term debtThe Company's term debt includes $162 million due within one year. Due to the short period to maturity of this debt, the carrying value as presented in the interim consolidated balance sheets is a reasonable estimate of its fair value.[c] Credit riskThe Company's financial assets that are exposed to credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, 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 consists 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 foreign exchange forward contracts. 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 and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012, sales to the Company's six largest customers represented 81% and 82% of the Company's total sales, respectively, and substantially all of the Company's sales are to customers in which it has ongoing contractual relationships.[d] Interest rate riskThe 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.[e] Currency risk and foreign exchange contractsThe 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. 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 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 sheet 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 June 30, 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. amount273 811 euro amount58 7    For U.S. dollars    Peso amount5,644 103    For euros    U.S. amount63 179 GBP amount116 4 Czech Koruna amount4,106 42 Polish Zlotys amount169 12     Forward contracts mature at various dates through 2016. Foreign currency exposures are reviewed quarterly.As a result of the hedging programs employed, foreign currency transactions in any given period may not be fully impacted by movements in exchange rates. As at June 30, 2012, the net foreign exchange exposure was not material.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.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; andoppression 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. Recently, the scope of the DOJ inquiry has changed to include tooling quotation and program management practices. The Company's policy is to comply with all applicable laws and it is fully cooperating with the DOJ.[c] A putative class action lawsuit alleging violations of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 has been filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, against the Company, as well as its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Founder and Honorary Chairman. Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust ["BBNPT"] was appointed the lead plaintiff on an uncontested motion. BBNPT has indicated its intention to file an amended complaint, following which the defendants will have the opportunity to answer or file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The defendants believe the suit is without merit and therefore intend to vigorously defend the case. Given the early stages of the legal proceedings, it is not possible to predict the outcome of the claim.[d] 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 INFORMATIONGiven 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 income, 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 endedJune 30, 2012 Three months endedJune 30, 2011 TotalsalesExternalsalesAdjustedEBITFixedassets,Net TotalsalesExternalsalesAdjustedEBITFixedassets,net                  North America                   Canada$1,642$1,540  $565 $1,511$1,413  $620  United States 1,907 1,784   824  1,756 1,619   683  Mexico 842 787   530  746 692   405 Eliminations (258) —   —  (267) —   —  4,133 4,111$415 1,919  3,746 3,724$354 1,708Europe                   Western Europe excluding Great Britain 2,545 2,501   1,207  2,662 2,621   1,161  Great Britain 244 243   53  198 198   57  Eastern Europe 463 422   518  455 426   426  Eliminations (50) —   —  (38) —   —  3,202 3,166 65 1,778  3,277 3,245 (13) 1,644Rest of World 469 444 (16) 549  385 355 14 268Corporate and Other (i) (77) 6 11 254  (70) 14 (3) 336Total reportable segments 7,727 7,727 475 4,500  7,338 7,338 352 3,956Other income, net     —        10  Interest expense, net     (5)        —   $7,727$7,727$470 4,500 $7,338$7,388$362 3,956Current assets       9,241        8,846Investments, goodwill, deferred tax assets and other assets       2,247        2,474Consolidated total assets      $15,988       $15,276(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 June 30, 2012, the partnership recorded sales of $30 million [2011 - $20 million], EBIT loss of $13 million [2011 - $27 million] and had fixed assets of $83 million [2011 - $82 million].   Six months endedJune 30, 2012 Six months endedJune 30, 2011 TotalsalesExternalsalesAdjustedEBITFixedassets,Net TotalsalesExternalsalesAdjustedEBITFixedassets,net                  North America                   Canada$3,249$3,038  $565 $3,072$2,872  $620  United States 3,827 3,582   824  3,575 3,299   683  Mexico 1,676 1,570   530  1,432 1,328   405 Eliminations (517) —   —  (540) —   —  8,235 8,190$820 1,919  7,539 7,499$738 1,708Europe                   Western Europe excluding Great Britain 5,045 4,960   1,207  5,176 5,099   1,161  Great Britain 511 508   53  418 417   57  Eastern Europe 932 851   518  861 800   426  Eliminations (98) —   —  (78) —   —  6,390 6,319 128 1,778  6,377 6,316 16 1,644Rest of World 922 872 (25) 549  741 689 28 268Corporate and Other (i) (154) 12 (4) 254  (130) 23 (22) 336Total reportable segments 15,393 15,393 919 4,500  14,527 14,527 760 3,956Other income, net     —        1  Interest (expense) income, net     (10)        1   $15,393$15,393$909 4,500 $14,527$14,527$762 3,956Current assets       9,241        8,846Investments, goodwill,deferred tax assets andother assets       2,247        2,474Consolidated total assets      $15,988       $15,276(i)     Corporate and other includes the Company's proportionate share of the net loss in the E-Car Systems partnership.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the partnership recorded sales of $52 million [2011 - $36 million], an EBIT loss of $30 million [2011 - $52 million] and had fixed assets of $83 million [2011 - $82 million].   17. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS The Company has reached an agreement to purchase from a company affiliated with the Stronach Group the controlling 27% partnership interest in the Magna E-Car Systems L.P. ["E-Car"] partnership for a cash purchase price of $74.67 million. The Company currently owns the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car. The purchase was reviewed, negotiated and approved by the Company's independent directors with the benefit of independent legal advice from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, independent financial advice from TD Securities Inc. ["TD"] and an independent valuation prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ["PwC"]. The purchase price represents the midpoint of the valuation range determined by PwC. TD has delivered a fairness opinion to the independent directors to the effect that the transaction is fair, from a financial point of view, to the Company.18. COMPARATIVE FIGURESCertain of the comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current period's method of presentation.   SOURCE: Magna International Inc.For further information: Please contact Louis Tonelli, Vice-President, Investors Relations at 905-726-7035. For teleconferencing questions, please contact Karin Kaminski at 905-726-7103.