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Magna Announces Third Quarter and Year to Date Results

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Magna Announces Third Quarter and Year to Date Results05:00 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012AURORA, ON, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG) (NYSE: MGA) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.           THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,  2012 2011 2012 2011         Sales $7,411  $6,970 $22,804  $21,497             Adjusted EBIT(1) $352 $286 $1,271 $1,046             Income from operations before income taxes  $500  $164 $1,409  $926             Net income attributable to Magna International Inc. $390  $102 $1,082   $706             Diluted earnings per share $1.66  $0.42 $4.60  $2.89             All results are reported in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share figures, which are in U.S. dollars. (1) Adjusted EBIT is the measure of segment profit or loss as reported in the Company's attached unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.     Adjusted EBIT represents income from operations before income taxes; interest expense (income), net; and other (income) expense, net THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012We posted sales of $7.4 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 6% from the third quarter of 2011. We achieved this sales increase in a period when vehicle production increased 15% in North America and declined 7% in Western Europe, both relative to the third quarter of 2011. In the third 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 6% to $620 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $663 million for the third quarter of 2011, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 9% to approximately 29,000 units.During the third quarter of 2012, adjusted EBIT increased 23% to $352 million compared to $286 million for the third quarter of 2011.During the third quarter of 2012, income from operations before income taxes was $500 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $390 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.66, increases of $336 million, $288 million and $1.24, respectively, each compared to the third quarter of 2011.  During the third quarter of 2012, we recorded other income related to a re-measurement gain on the acquisition of the controlling 27% interest in Magna E-Car Systems Partnership ("E-Car").  This positively impacted income from operations before income taxes by $153 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. by $125 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.53 for the third quarter of 2012.  During the third quarter of 2011, we recorded other expense relating to the disposal of an interior systems operation and the cost of entering into an agreement pertaining to the settlement of certain claims.  These items negatively impacted income from operations before income taxes and net income attributable to Magna International Inc. by $124 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.52 for the third quarter of 2011.During the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, we generated cash from operations of $503 million before changes in non‑cash operating assets and liabilities, and invested $63 million in non‑cash operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the third quarter of 2012 were $363 million, including $279 million in fixed asset additions, $28 million in investments and other assets and $56 million to purchase subsidiaries.NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012We posted sales of $22.8 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 6% from the nine months ended September 30, 2011. This higher sales level reflected increases in our North American, European, and Rest of World production sales as well as higher tooling and engineering and other sales, partially offset by lower complete vehicle assembly sales.During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, vehicle production increased 20% to 11.6 million units in North America and decreased 7% to 9.6 million units in Western Europe, each compared to the first nine months of 2011.Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 10% to $1.9 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $2.1 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, while complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 8% to approximately 92,000 units.During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, adjusted EBIT increased 22% to $1.3 billion compared to $1.0 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, income from operations before income taxes was $1.4 billion, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. was $1.1 billion and diluted earnings per share were $4.60, increases of $483 million, $376 million and $1.71, respectively, each compared to the first nine months of 2011.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, we recorded other income related to a re-measurement gain on the acquisition of the controlling 27% interest in E-Car.  This positively impacted income from operations before income taxes by $153 million, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. by $125 million and diluted EPS by $0.53 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, we recorded other expense relating to the disposal of an interior systems operation, the cost of entering into an agreement pertaining to the settlement of certain claims, the write down of real estate, and a gain on disposal of an equity accounted investment.  These items negatively impacted income from operations before income taxes and net income attributable to Magna International Inc. by $123 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.50 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, we generated cash from operations before changes in non‑cash operating assets and liabilities of $1.6 billion, and invested $487 million in non‑cash operating assets and liabilities. Total investment activities for the first nine months of 2012 were $972 million, including $796 million in fixed asset additions, a $97 million increase in investments and other assets and $79 million to purchase subsidiaries.A more detailed discussion of our consolidated financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 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.DIVIDENDSToday, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.275 with respect to our outstanding Common Shares for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. This dividend is payable on December 14, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 30, 2012.NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BIDSubject to approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, our Board of Directors approved a normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 12.0 million of our Common Shares. This new normal course issuer bid is expected to commence on or about November 13, 2012 and will terminate one year later.OTHER MATTERSWe also announced that Frank Stronach, Magna's Founder and Honorary Chairman has decided to step down as a member of Magna's Board of Directors, effective immediately.Magna's Chairman, Bill Young, stated:  "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Frank for his enormous contribution to Magna's success over the past six decades."Frank Stronach commented: "It has been two years since control of Magna has changed hands and, in that time, I have become involved in numerous activities outside of the automotive industry.  One of these activities involves politics in Austria and I do not want my political views to be confused with my role on Magna's Board.  As a result, I feel the time is right to step down as a member of Magna's Board.  Magna is in excellent hands, with a seasoned management team and very capable Board members.  Of course, as Honorary Chairman, I will always be available to provide any guidance that management or the Board requires."Don Walker, Magna's Chief Executive Officer added: "Personally and on behalf of all our employees, I would like to thank Frank for all he has done for this company. Also, I would like to assure all our stakeholders that we remain fully committed to the Corporate Constitution, Employee Charter and Operational Principles. These and other elements of the Fair Enterprise culture that Frank founded have been the cornerstone of Magna's success over the years and we expect they will be key to our future success."UPDATED 2012 OUTLOOK      Light Vehicle Production (Units)     North America15.3 million Western Europe12.6 million     Production Sales     North America$15.1 billion - $15.4 billion Europe$8.6 billion - $8.8 billion Rest of World$1.8 billion - $1.9 billion Total Production Sales $25.5 billion - $26.1 billion       Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales $2.4 billion - $2.6 billion       Total Sales $30.3 billion - $31.2 billion       Operating Margin*✝ Low to mid 5% range       Tax Rate* Approximately 25%       Capital Spending Approximately $1.4 billion       * Excluding other income, net (unusual items)✝ Excluding $52 million amortization of intangibles related to acquisition of E-Car 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 305 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 27 countries. Our 117,000 employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include producing 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 third quarter results on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EST. The conference call will be chaired by Don Walker, Chief Executive Officer. The number to use for this call is 1-877-360-1773. The number for overseas callers is 1-706-679-9940. 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 morning prior to the call.For further information, please contact Louis Tonelli, Vice-President, Investor Relations at 905-726‑7035.For teleconferencing questions, please contact Karin Kaminski at 905-726‑7103. FORWARD‑LOOKING 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 future purchases of our Common Shares under the Normal Course Issuer Bid. The forward-looking information in this document 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 actions by OEMs, including plant closures; 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; and other factors set out in our Annual Information Form filed with securities commissions in Canada and our annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent filings. In evaluating forward-looking statements, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and readers should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we do not intend, nor do we undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.For further information about Magna, please see our website at www.magna.com. Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are available through the internet on the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) which can be accessed at www.sedar.com and on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) which can be accessed at www.sec.gov MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Position Unless 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 nine months ended September 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 November 7, 2012.OVERVIEW We are a leading global automotive supplier with 305 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 27 countries. Our 117,000 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 15% in the third quarter of 2012 to 3.7 million units, compared to 3.2 million units in the third quarter of 2011 while Western European light vehicle production declined 7% to 2.8 million units over the same period.Our total sales were $7.4 billion for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 6% over the third quarter of 2011. Higher 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. Despite the 7% decline in Western European production and the weakening of the euro and British Pound, each relative to the U.S. dollar, European production sales only declined 2% in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011. In addition, complete vehicle assembly sales declined 6% in the third quarter of 2012, primarily reflecting the weakening of the euro relative to the U.S. dollar in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011.Our income from operations before income taxes increased to $500 million, compared to $164 million for the third quarter of 2011. Our diluted earnings per Common Share increased to $1.66, compared to $0.42 for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of other (income) expense, net ("Other Income"), income from operations before income taxes increased 20% or $59 million for the third quarter of 2012 relative to the third quarter of 2011. Our diluted earnings per Common Share, excluding Other Income, after tax, increased 20% or $0.19 for the third quarter of 2012 relative to the third quarter of 2011. During the third quarter of 2012, we recorded other income related to a re-measurement gain on the previously announced acquisition of the 27% controlling interest in Magna E-Car Systems partnership ("E-Car"). This positively impacted income from operations before income taxes and diluted earnings per Common Share by $153 million and $0.53, respectively, for the third quarter of 2012. During the third quarter of 2011, we recorded other expense relating to the disposal of an interior systems operation and the cost of entering into an agreement pertaining to the settlement of certain claims. These items negatively impacted income from operations before income taxes and diluted earnings per Common Share by $124 million and $0.52, respectively, for the third quarter of 2011.In our Europe segment we reported Adjusted EBIT1 of $13 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $35 million for the third quarter of 2011. We remain cautious about the macroeconomic environment in Europe. In addition, certain of our OEM customers have announced plant closures in Europe, and similar announcements by other customers and their European operations are possible. We expect to take future restructuring actions in Europe, reflecting both our ongoing strategic assessment of our business and in response to OEM facility actions, and some of this restructuring is expected to impact us as early as the fourth quarter of 2012. We anticipate our restructuring and other operational improvement plans to yield improved operating results in Europe over time.We 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, as well as the integration of recent acquisitions in South America. While our ongoing investments in these regions will generate future sales and earnings growth, currently these activities are negatively impacting operating results. In our Rest of World segment, we generated an Adjusted EBIT of $5 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $14 million in the third quarter of 2011. 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 third quarter of 2012.During the third quarter of 2012, we announced that we had strengthened our position in automotive pumps through two acquisitions. We signed an agreement to acquire ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH ("ixetic"), a manufacturer of automotive vacuum, engine and transmission pumps with two manufacturing facilities in Germany and one in each of Bulgaria and China. In addition, we signed an agreement with a joint venture partner to purchase the remaining 50% interest in STT Technologies Inc. ("STT"), a leading supplier of transmission and engine related oil pumps serving the North American market. We believe the automotive pump market will continue to grow, partly as a result of the global trend towards improved fuel efficiency. The STT transaction closed in the fourth quarter of 2012, and the ixetic transaction is also expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. The combined cost of these acquisitions is expected to be approximately $450 million.Finally, with the completion of the transaction in which we acquired the controlling 27% interest in E-Car, we integrated the former E-Car operations into certain of our existing operating units. E-Car's component business was integrated into our Magna Powertrain operation, in order to take advantage of opportunities for the electrification of vehicle powertrain systems. E-Car's battery pack business and vehicle integration operations have been integrated into our Magna Steyr operating unit.____________________________________1 Adjusted EBIT represents income from operations before income taxes; interest expense (income), net; and other (income) expense, netFINANCIAL RESULTS SUMMARYDuring the third quarter of 2012, we posted sales of $7.4 billion, an increase of 6% from the third 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 third quarters of 2012 to 2011:North American vehicle production increased 15% and our production sales increased 8% to $3.7 billion;Western European vehicle production decreased 7% and our European production sales decreased 2% to 2.0 billion;Rest of World production sales increased 35% to $493 million from $365 million;Complete vehicle assembly sales declined 6% to $620 million, as complete vehicle assembly volumes decreased 9%; andTooling, engineering and other sales increased by 27% to $656 million.During the third quarter of 2012, we earned income from operations before income taxes of $500 million compared to $164 million for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding Other Income recorded in the third quarters of 2012 and 2011, as discussed in the "Other Income" section, the $59 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 third quarter of 2011;lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches;lower warranty costs of $13 million;a $6 million revaluation gain in respect of asset-backed commercial paper ("ABCP");higher equity income; andproductivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities.These factors were partially offset by:increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;higher incentive compensation;intangible asset amortization of $13 million related to the acquisition and re-measurement of E-Car;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the second quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the third quarter of 2011.During the third quarter of 2012, net income of $386 million increased $286 million compared to the third quarter of 2011. Net income was impacted by Other Income, as discussed in the "Other Income" section. Other Income positively impacted net income in the third quarter of 2012 by $125 million and negatively impacted net income in the third quarter of 2011 by $124 million. Excluding Other Income, after tax, net income for the third quarter of 2012 increased $37 million.During the third quarter of 2012, our diluted earnings per share increased $1.24 to $1.66 compared to $0.42 for the third quarter of 2011. Other Income, after tax, positively impacted diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2012 by $0.53 and negatively impacted diluted earnings per share in third quarter of 2011 by $0.52, both as discussed in the "Other Income" section. Excluding Other Income, after tax, the $0.19 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 third quarter of 2012. The decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was primarily due to the repurchase and cancellation of Common Shares, during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, pursuant to our normal course issuer bids.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 financial 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 concessions and other price reduction pressures from our customers, the financial condition of our supply base and competition from other suppliers, 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 third quarter ended September 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.there continues to be considerable uncertainty about the macroeconomic environment in Europe and the European automotive industry continues to experience significant overcapacity, elevated levels of vehicle inventory, reduced consumer demand for vehicles and depressed production volumes and sales levels. In response to these conditions, OEMs have announced plans to restructure their European operations, including through plant closures, while other OEM customers may take similar actions. In light of the prevailing conditions in Europe, we may take additional restructuring or downsizing actions. In such an event, we may incur restructuring, downsizing and/or other significant non-recurring costs in our European operations, which could have a material adverse effect on our profitability.RESULTS OF OPERATIONSAverage Foreign Exchange For the three months  For the nine months ended September 30,    ended September 30,  2012  2011  Change  2012  2011  Change            1 Canadian dollar equals U.S. dollars 1.005  1.021  - 2%  0.998  1.023  - 2%1 euro equals U.S. dollars 1.252  1.411  - 11%  1.282 1.406  - 9%1 British pound equals U.S. dollars 1.580  1.609  - 2%  1.578  1.614  - 2%The preceding table reflects the average foreign exchange rates between the most common currencies in which we conduct business and our U.S. dollar reporting currency. The significant changes in these foreign exchange rates for the three months and nine months ended September 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 transactions occurring in a currency other than an operation's functional currency, which are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses, impact reported results.RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012Sales  For the three months   ended September 30,   2012  2011  ChangeVehicle Production Volumes (millions of units)          North America  3.690   3.222   + 15% Western Europe  2.813   3.027   - 7%Sales          External Production           North America $ 3,636  $ 3,382   + 8%  Europe   2,006    2,044   - 2%  Rest of World   493    365   + 35% Complete Vehicle Assembly   620    663   - 6% Tooling, Engineering and Other   656    516   + 27%Total Sales $ 7,411  $ 6,970   + 6%External Production Sales - North AmericaExternal production sales in North America increased 8% or $254 million to $3.64 billion for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $3.38 billion for the third quarter of 2011. The increase in external production sales is primarily as a result of:the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, including the:Volkswagen Passat;Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class;Chevrolet Malibu;Chevrolet Sonic; andDodge Dart;higher production volumes on certain existing programs; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, which positively impacted sales by $5 million.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 third quarter of 2011, including the Ford 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 third quarter of 2011.External Production Sales - EuropeExternal production sales in Europe decreased $38 million to $2.0 billion for the third 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; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the third quarter of 2011.These factors were partially offset by:the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, including the:Mercedes-Benz B-Class;Volkswagen up!, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo;Audi Q3; andRange Rover Evoque; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, which positively impacted sales by $85 million, including:BDW technologies group ("BDW"); andthe net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the second quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation.External Production Sales - Rest of WorldExternal production sales in Rest of World increased 35% or $128 million to $493 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $365 million for the third quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of:acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the third 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 third quarter of 2011, primarily in Brazil and China.These factors were partially offset by a $45 million decrease in reported U.S. dollar sales as a result of the weakening of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar, including the Brazilian real.Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales For the three months  ended September 30,  2012 2011 Change         Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales $ 620  $ 663  - 6%         Complete Vehicle Assembly Volumes (Units)         MINI Countryman, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Peugeot RCZ         and Aston Martin Rapide  29,153  31,939  - 9%Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 6% or $43 million to $620 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $663 million for the third quarter of 2011 while assembly volumes decreased 9% or 2,786 units.The decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales is primarily as a result of:a $70 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; andMINI Countryman; 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.Tooling, Engineering and Other SalesTooling, engineering and other sales increased 27% or $140 million to $656 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $516 million for the third quarter of 2011.In the third quarter of 2012, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:Chevrolet Trax;Ford Fusion;Chevrolet Spin;Honda Accord;QOROS C/Sedan/Hatch;MINI Countryman;Dodge Dart;Mercedes-Benz M-Class; andOpel Cascada Convertible.In the third quarter of 2011, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:Mercedes-Benz M-Class;MINI Cooper and Countryman;Ford Fusion;Opel Cascada Convertible;Chery A6 Coupe;Jaguar XJ;Ford Ranger;Chevrolet Sonic;Peugeot RCZ; andBMW X3.In addition, tooling, engineering and other sales decreased as a result of the weakening of the euro against the U.S. dollar.Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Margin For the three months  ended September 30,  20122011Sales $ 7,411 $ 6,970     Cost of goods sold     Material   4,763  4,507 Direct labour   483  467 Overhead   1,294  1,227  6,540  6,201Gross margin $871 $ 769     Gross margin as a percentage of sales  11.8%  11.0%Cost of goods sold increased $0.3 billion to $6.5 billion for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $6.2 billion for the third 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;$204 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, including TKASB, BDW and the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the second quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation ; 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, Brazilian real, Czech koruna and Canadian dollar, each against the U.S. dollar; andlower warranty costs of $13 million.Gross margin increased $0.1 billion to $0.9 billion for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $0.8 billion for the third quarter of 2011 and gross margin as a percentage of sales increased to 11.8% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 11.0% for the third 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;lower warranty costs; andproductivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities.These factors were partially offset by:increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;an increase in tooling sales that have low or no margins;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the second quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the third quarter of 2011.Depreciation and AmortizationDepreciation and amortization costs increased $33 million to $203 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $170 million for the third quarter of 2011. The higher depreciation and amortization was primarily as a result of:$14 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, including BDW, TKASB and E-Car;intangible asset amortization of $13 million related to the acquisition and re-measurement of E-Car;capital spending during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011; anddepreciation related to new facilities.These factors were partially offset by a decrease in reported U.S. dollar depreciation and amortization due to the weakening of the euro, Brazilian real and Canadian dollar, each against the U.S. dollar.Selling, General and Administrative ("SG&A")SG&A expense as a percentage of sales was 4.7% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 4.9% for the third quarter of 2011. SG&A expense increased $8 million to $349 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $341 million for the third quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:higher incentive compensation;$12 million related to acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, including TKASB, E-Car and the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the second quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation;increased costs incurred at new facilities; andhigher labour, including wage increases at certain operations, and other costs to support the growth in sales.These factors were partially offset by:a decrease in reported U.S. dollar SG&A due to the weakening of the euro, Czech koruna and Polish zloty, each against the U.S. dollar; anda $6 million revaluation gain in respect of ABCP.Equity IncomeEquity income increased $5 million to $33 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $28 million for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the $2 million reduction in the equity loss related to E-Car, the $3 million increase in equity income is primarily as a result of higher income from most of our equity accounted investments.Other (Income) Expense, netDuring the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, we recorded Other Income items as follows:  2012    2011      Diluted        Diluted  Operating  Net  Earnings  Operating  Net  Earnings  Income  Income  per Share  Income  Income  per Share                   Third Quarter                   Re-measurement gain of E-Car (1)  $ (153)  $ (125)  $  (0.53)  $ -  $ -  $ - Loss on disposal of facility (2)    -    -     -   113   113   0.47 Settlement agreement (3)    -   -    -   11   11   0.05   (153)   (125)   (0.53)   124  124  0.52                   Second Quarter                   Gain on disposal (4)    -   -    -   (10)  (10)  (0.04)                   First Quarter                   Write down of real estate (5)    -    -   -   9  9   0.04                   Total year to date unusual items  $ (153) $ (125)  $  (0.53)  $123  $ 123  $ 0.50(1) Re- measurement gain of E-CarOn August 31, 2012, we acquired the controlling 27% interest in E-Car from a company affiliated with the Stronach Group for cash consideration of $75 million. The purchase was reviewed, negotiated and approved by our 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 and TD 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.Prior to the acquisition, we held the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car and accounted for this investment using the equity method of accounting.The incremental investment in E-Car was accounted for under the business acquisition method of accounting as a step acquisition which requires that we re-measure our pre-existing investment in E-Car at fair value and recognize any gains or losses in income. The estimated fair value of our partnership interest immediately before the closing date was $205 million, which resulted in the recognition of a non-cash gain of $153 million ($125 million after tax), which is recorded in Other Income on the Consolidated Statements of Income.In addition, the preliminary purchase equation of the incremental investment in E-Car allocates $210 million to intangible assets. The intangible assets are primarily customer relationships and technology based intangibles. Given the continuing uncertainties regarding the timing and magnitude of a viable electric vehicle industry, competing electric vehicle technologies, significantly larger competitors, and other factors, we have determined that the intangible assets should be amortized on a straight-line basis over the period ending December 31, 2013.(2) Loss on disposal of facilityDuring the third quarter of 2011, we sold an interior systems operation located in Germany and recorded a loss on disposal of $113 million. This operation, whose long-lived assets were substantially impaired in 2010, had a history of losses which were projected to continue throughout the business planning period. Under the terms of the 2011 sale arrangements (the "SPA"), we agreed to fund the buyer $67 million, to be satisfied with certain working capital items, cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. The remaining net assets of the operation of $26 million were assigned no value by the buyer and accordingly, were expensed as part of the total loss on disposal. 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.Final settlement of the SPA did not occur during 2011 and in the fourth quarter of 2011 an additional $16 million was accrued in relation to the ongoing disputes with the purchaser bringing the total loss on disposal to $129 million.As more fully described in Note 5 of our unaudited interim consolidated financial statements for the three months and nine months ended September 31, 2012, on June 4, 2012, we re-acquired the above operation.(3) Settlement agreementDuring the third quarter of 2011, a settlement agreement was finalized in connection with the settlement of certain patent infringement and other claims. We recorded an $11 million expense in the third quarter of 2011 in relation to these arrangements.(4) Gain on disposalDuring 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.(5) Write down of real estateDuring 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) expense, net.As more fully described in Notes 2 and 5 of our unaudited interim consolidated financial statements for the three months and nine months ended September 31, 2012, on August 31, 2012 we acquired the controlling 27% interest in the E-Car partnership. Prior to the acquisition, we held the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car and accounted for this investment using the equity method of accounting. For segment reporting purposes, prior to the closing date we recorded our proportionate share of the losses of E-Car in the Corporate and Other segment. Beginning on August 31, 2012, the consolidated results of E-Car are recorded in our North America and Europe segments as follows: For the month ended  September 30, 2012  North     America  Europe  Total      Total Sales   3  3  6Adjusted EBIT   (17)  (2)  (19)Amortization of E-Car Intangibles      included in Adjusted EBIT   (13)  -  (13)  For the three months ended September 30,   External Sales   Adjusted EBIT   2012  2011  Change  2012  2011  Change                   North America  $ 3,953  $ 3,616  $ 337  $ 328 $ 300  $ 28Europe    2,911    2,950    (39)    13    (35)    48Rest of World    542    392    150    5    14    (9)Corporate and Other    5    12    (7)    6    7    (1)Total reportable                   segments  $ 7,411  $ 6,970  $ 441  $ 352  $ 286  $ 66Excluded from Adjusted EBIT for the third quarters of 2012 and 2011 were the following Other Income items, which have been discussed in the "Other Income" section. For the three months  ended September 30, 2012    2011        North America      Settlement agreement $ -  $ 11      Europe      Loss on disposal of facility   -   113      Corporate and Other      Re-measurement gain of E-Car   (153)   - $ (153)  $ 124North AmericaAdjusted EBIT in North America increased $28 million to $328 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $300 million for the third 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; andproductivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities.These factors were partially offset by:intangible asset amortization of $13 million related to the acquisition and re-measurement of E-Car;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 $3 million;rising commodity costs;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the third quarter of 2011.EuropeAdjusted EBIT in Europe increased $48 million to $13 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $35 million for the third quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities;lower warranty costs of $17 million;margin earned on the launch of new programs;decreased commodity costs;lower restructuring and downsizing costs; andlower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches.These factors were partially offset by:the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the third quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;higher incentive compensation;lower equity income;higher affiliation fees paid to corporate;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; andprograms that ended production during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011.Rest of WorldRest of World Adjusted EBIT decreased $9 million to $5 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $14 million for the third quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of:operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities, in particular at certain facilities in South America;higher costs related to new facilities; andhigher warranty costs of $1 million.These factors were partially offset by higher equity income.Corporate and OtherCorporate and Other Adjusted EBIT decreased $1 million to $6 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $7 million for the third quarter of 2011. The loss related to our equity accounted investment in E-Car included in Corporate and Other was $13 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $15 million for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding E-Car, Corporate and Other Adjusted EBIT decreased $3 million to $19 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $22 million for the third quarter of 2011 primarily as a result of higher incentive compensationpartially offset by a $6 million revaluation gain in respect of ABCP and an increase in affiliation fees earned from our divisions.Interest Expense (Income), netDuring the third quarter of 2012, we recorded net interest expense of $5 million compared to net interest income of $2 million for the third quarter of 2011. The increase in interest expense is primarily as a result of:an increase in interest expense as a result of higher debt in Asia Pacific and South America; andinterest expense on debt assumed in the BDW acquisition.Income from Operations before Income TaxesIncome from operations before income taxes increased $336 million to $500 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $164 million for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding Other Income, discussed in the "Other Income" section, income from operations before income taxes for the third quarter of 2012 increased $59 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 22.8% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 39.0% for the third quarter of 2011. In the third quarters of 2012 and 2011, income tax rates were impacted by the items discussed in the "Other Income" section. Excluding Other Income, after tax, the effective income tax rate increased to 24.8% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 22.2% for the third quarter of 2011 primarily as result of a reduction in the utilization of unbenefitted losses in the United States partially offset by permanent items.Net IncomeNet income of $386 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased $286 million compared to the third quarter of 2011. Excluding Other Income, after tax, discussed in the "Other Income" section, net income increased $37 million. The increase in net income is the result of the increase in income from operations before income taxes partially offset by higher income taxes, both as discussed above.Net Loss Attributable to Non-controlling InterestsThe net loss attributable to non-controlling interests of $4 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased $2 million compared to the third quarter of 2011.Net Income attributable to Magna International Inc.Net income attributable to Magna International Inc. of $390 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased $288 million compared to the third quarter of 2011. Excluding Other Income, after tax, discussed in the "Other Income" section, net income attributable to Magna International Inc. increased $39 million as a result of the increases in net income and net loss attributable to non-controlling interests, both as discussed above.Earnings per Share   For the three months    ended September 30,    2012   2011  Change             Earnings per Common Share             Basic   $ 1.68  $ 0.43  + 291% Diluted   $ 1.66  $ 0.42  + 295%             Average number of Common Shares outstanding (millions)             Basic    232.5   239.7  - 3% Diluted    235.1   242.5  - 3%Diluted earnings per share increased $1.24 to $1.66 for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $0.42 for the third quarter of 2011. Other Income, after tax, positively impacted diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2012 by $0.53 and negatively impacted diluted earnings per share in third quarter of 2011 by $0.52, both as discussed in the "Other Income" section. Excluding Other Income, after tax, the $0.19 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 third quarter of 2012.The decrease in the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was primarily due to the repurchase and cancellation of Common Shares, during or subsequent to the third quarter of 2011, pursuant to our normal course issuer bids.FINANCIAL CONDITION, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCESCash Flow from Operations  For the three months  ended September 30,  2012  2011   ChangeNet income $ 386  $100    Items not involving current cash flows   117   293     503  393 $ 110Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities   (63)  (148)   Cash provided from operating activities $ 440 $ 245  $ 195Cash flow from operations before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities increased $110 million to $503 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $393 million for the third quarter of 2011. The increase in cash flow from operations was due to a $286 million increase in net income, as discussed above, partially offset by a $176 million decrease in items not involving current cash flows. Items not involving current cash flows are comprised of the following: For the three months  ended September 30,   2012  2011      Depreciation and amortization   $ 203 $ 170Other non-cash charges     39  30Amortization of other assets included in cost of goods sold     26  19Deferred income taxes     35  (11)Equity income     (33)  (28)Non-cash portion of Other Income     (153)  113Items not involving current cash flows    $ 117  $ 293Cash invested in non-cash operating assets and liabilities amounted to $63 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $148 million for the third quarter of 2011. The change in non-cash operating assets and liabilities is comprised of the following sources (and uses) of cash:  For the three months   ended September 30,   2012  2011       Accounts receivable    $ 69 $ (227)Inventories      (73)  (135)Prepaid expenses and other      (22)  (14)Accounts payable      (85)  241Accrued salaries and wages      49  18Other accrued liabilities      13  (16)Income taxes payable      (14)  (15)Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities    $ (63) $ (148)The decrease in accounts receivable and accounts payable in the third quarter of 2012 was primarily due to a decrease in production activities at the end of the third quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2012. The increase in inventories was primarily due to increased production inventory to support launch activities and higher tooling inventory.Capital and Investment Spending For the three months  ended September 30, 2012  2011  Change         Fixed asset additions $ (279) $ (338)   Investments and other assets   (28)  (40)   Fixed assets, investments and other assets additions   (307)  (378)   Purchase of subsidiaries   (56)  (5)   Disposal of facility   ―  (39)   Proceeds from disposition   15  34   Cash used for investment activities $ (348) $ (388) $ 40Fixed assets, investments and other assets additionsIn the third quarter of 2012, we invested $279 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 third quarter of 2012 was for facilities and manufacturing equipment for programs that will be launching subsequent to the third quarter of 2012. Consistent with our strategy to expand in developing markets, approximately 25% (2011 - 24%) of this investment was in China, India, Brazil and Russia.In the third quarter of 2012, we invested $28 million in other assets related primarily for fully reimbursable tooling and engineering costs for programs that launched during the third quarter of 2012 or will be launching subsequent to the third quarter of 2012.Purchase of subsidiariesOn August 31, 2012 we acquired the controlling 27% interest in the E-Car partnership for cash consideration of $56 million, net of $19 million cash acquired.Proceeds from dispositionThe $15 million of proceeds include normal course fixed and other asset disposals.Financing For the three months  ended September 30, 2012  2011  ChangeIncrease in bank indebtedness $ 36 $ 73   Repayments of debt   (26)  (10)   Issues of debt   23  1   Settlement of stock options   (15)  (5)   Issue of Common Shares   2  7   Contribution to subsidiaries by non-controlling interest   ―  1   Repurchase of Common Shares   (21)  (197)   Dividends paid   (62)  (58)   Cash used for financing activities $ (63) $ (188)  $ 125Repayments of debt for the third 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.During the third quarter of 2012, our Honorary Chairman and Founder, Mr. Stronach exercised 900,001 options on a cashless basis in accordance with the applicable stock option plans. On exercise, cash payments totalling $15 million were made to Mr. Stronach which represented the difference between the aggregate fair market value of the Option Shares based on the closing price of our Common Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") on the date of exercise and the aggregate Exercise Price of all such options surrendered.During the third quarter of 2012, we repurchased 0.5 million Common Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $21 million under our normal course issuer bid.Cash dividends paid per Common Share were $0.275 for the third quarter of 2012, for a total of $62 million.Financing Resources As at  As at    September 30, December 31,    2012 2011 ChangeLiabilities          Bank indebtedness $ 151 $ 162     Long-term debt due within one year   148  25     Long-term debt   110  46     409  233   Non-controlling interest   28  27   Shareholders' equity   9,161  8,175   Total capitalization $ 9,598 $ 8,435 $ 1,163Total capitalization increased by $1.2 billion to $9.6 billion at September 30, 2012 compared to $8.4 billion at December 31, 2011, primarily as a result of a $1.0 billion increase in shareholders' equity and a $0.2 billion increase in liabilities.The increase in shareholders' equity was primarily as a result of:net income earned in the first nine months of 2012;the $76 million net unrealized gain on cash flow hedges; andthe $32 million net unrealized loss on translation of net investment in foreign operations.These factors were partially offset by dividends paid during the first nine months of 2012.The increase in liabilities relates primarily to an increase in debt in our Rest of World segment and debt assumed in connection with the BDW acquisition.Cash ResourcesDuring the third quarter of 2012, our cash resources increased by $54 million to $1.45 billion as a result of the cash provided from operating activities and the favourable effect of foreign exchange partially offset by cash used for investing and financing activities, as discussed above. In addition to our cash resources at September 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 November 7, 2012 were exercised:Common Shares           233,228,126Stock options (i)           6,926,542           240,154,668(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 third 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 NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012Sales For the nine months  ended September 30,   2012  2011 ChangeVehicle Production Volumes (millions of units)          North America  11.625  9.699 + 20%  Western Europe  9.569  10.280 - 7%Sales          External Production            North America $ 11,458 $ 10,478 + 9%    Europe   6,577  6,484 +1%    Rest of World   1,316  1,016 +30%  Complete Vehicle Assembly   1,864  2,065 - 10%  Tooling, Engineering and Other   1,589  1,454 + 9%Total Sales $ 22,804 $ 21,497 + 6%External Production Sales - North AmericaExternal production sales in North America increased 9% or $1.0 billion to $11.5 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $10.5 billion for the nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 30, 2011, including the:Volkswagen Passat;Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class;Chevrolet Sonic;Chevrolet Malibu;Lancia Grand Voyager and Ram Cargo Van; andHonda CR-V;growth in sales for non-traditional markets; andacquisitions completed during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, which positively impacted sales by $41 million.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 nine months ended September 30, 2011, including the:Ford Crown Victoria;Chevrolet HHR;Ford Ranger; andDodge Caliber;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 nine months ended September 30, 2011.External Production Sales - EuropeExternal production sales in Europe increased 1% or $0.1 billion to $6.6 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $6.5 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The increase in external production sales is primarily as a result of:the launch of new programs during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, including the:Range Rover Evoque;Kia Rio;Hyundai Solaris;Volkswagen up!, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo;Audi Q3; andMINI Coupe and MINI Roadster;acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, which positively impacted sales by $159 million, including BDW; andgrowth in sales for non-traditional markets.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 the third quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation;lower production volumes on certain existing programs; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011.External Production Sales - Rest of WorldExternal production sales in Rest of World increased 30% or $0.3 billion to $1.3 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1.0 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, primarily as a result of:acquisitions completed during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, which positively impacted sales by $204 million, including TKASB; andthe launch of new programs during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, primarily in China, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea.These factors were partially offset by an $88 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 nine months  ended September 30,  2012 2011 Change         Complete Vehicle Assembly Sales $ 1,864 $ 2,065 - 10%Complete Vehicle Assembly Volumes (Units)         MINI Countryman, Peugeot RCZ, Mercedes-Benz G-Class         and Aston Martin Rapide  92,152  100,465 - 8%Complete vehicle assembly sales decreased 10% or $0.2 billion to $1.9 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $2.1 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 while assembly volumes decreased 8% or 8,313 units.The decrease in complete vehicle assembly sales is primarily as a result of:a $171 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 Mercedes-Benz G-Class.Tooling, Engineering and Other SalesTooling, engineering and other sales increased 9% or $0.1 billion to $1.6 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1.5 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.In the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:Ford Fusion;Chevrolet Trax;MINI Countryman;QOROS C/Sedan/Hatch;Mercedes-Benz M-Class;Chevrolet Spin;Opel Cascada Convertible; andFreightliner Cascadia.In the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the major programs for which we recorded tooling, engineering and other sales were the:MINI Cooper and Countryman;Mercedes-Benz M-Class;Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger and Challenger;Opel Cascada Convertible;BMW X3;Chery A6 Coupe;Peugeot RCZ;Dodge Journey;Chevrolet Camaro; andSkoda Fabia.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 nine months ended September 30,   External Sales    Adjusted EBIT   2012   2011   Change   2012   2011   Change                  North America $ 12,143  $ 11,115  $ 1,028  $ 1,148  $ 1,038  $ 110Europe   9,230    9,266    (36)    141    (19)    160Rest of World   1,414    1,081    333    (20)    42    (62)Corporate and Other   17    35    (18)    2    (15)    17                  Total reportable                  segments $ 22,804  $ 21,497  $ 1,307  $ 1,271  $ 1,046  $ 225Excluded from Adjusted EBIT for the nine month periods ended 2012 and 2011 were the following Other Income items, which have been discussed in the "Other Income" section. For the nine months  ended September 30,   2012  2011North America      Settlement agreement $ - $ 11Europe      Loss on disposal of facility   -  113Corporate and Other      Re-measurement gain of E-Car   (153)  - Gain on disposal of investment   -  (10) Write down of real estate   -  9  (153)  (1) $ (153) $ 123North AmericaAdjusted EBIT in North America increased $0.1 billion to $1.1 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1.0 billion for the nine months ended September 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; andproductivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities.These factors were partially offset by:increased pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities;intangible asset amortization of $13 million related to the acquisition and re-measurement of E-Car;higher affiliation fees paid to corporate;higher incentive compensation;a larger amount of employee profit sharing;rising commodity costs;higher warranty costs of $7 million;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities;programs that ended production during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011.EuropeAdjusted EBIT in Europe increased $160 million to $141 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to a loss of $19 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 primarily as a result of:lower warranty costs of $22 million;lower costs incurred in preparation for upcoming launches;the net effect of the disposition during the third quarter of 2011 and subsequent acquisition in the third quarter of 2012 of an interior systems operation;favourable settlement of certain commercial items;productivity and efficiency improvements at certain facilities;higher equity income; andlower pre-operating costs incurred at new facilities.These factors were partially offset by:a larger amount of employee profit sharing;rising commodity costs;higher affiliation fees paid to corporate;higher incentive compensation;operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities; andprograms that ended production during or subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011.Rest of WorldRest of World Adjusted EBIT decreased $62 million to a loss of $20 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to income of $42 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 primarily as a result of:operational inefficiencies and other costs at certain facilities, in particular at certain facilities in South America;higher costs related to new facilities;higher affiliation fees paid to Corporate;higher warranty costs of $2 million; andnet customer price concessions subsequent to the nine months ended September 30, 2011.These factors were partially offset by higher equity income.Corporate and OtherCorporate and Other Adjusted EBIT increased $17 million to $2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to a loss of $15 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The loss related to our equity accounted investment in E-Car included in Corporate and Other was $35 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and $53 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Excluding E-Car, Corporate and Other Adjusted EBIT decreased $1 million to $37 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $38 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 primarily as a result of:higher incentive compensation;lower equity income; anda loss on disposal of an investment.These factors were partially offset by:an increase in affiliation fees earned from our divisions;a $13 million revaluation gain in respect of ABCP;the recovery of due diligence costs; andlower stock-based compensation.SUBSEQUENT EVENTS[a] AcquisitionsIn October 2012, we signed an agreement to acquire ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH, a manufacturer of automotive vacuum, engine and transmission pumps with facilities in Germany, Bulgaria and China, for a purchase price of approximately $400 million (€308 million). This transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012, subject to obtaining European anti-trust approval.In addition, we signed an agreement with a joint venture partner to purchase the remaining 50% interest in STT Technologies Inc., a supplier of transmission and engine related oil pumps with facilities in Canada and Mexico. This transaction closed on October 26, 2012.[b] Normal Course Issuer BidSubject to approval by the TSX and the NYSE, our Board of Directors approved a normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 12 million of our Common Shares, representing approximately 5% of our public float of Common Shares. The primary purposes of the normal course issuer bid are purchases for cancellation as well as purchases to fund our stock-based compensation awards or programs and/or our obligations to our deferred profit sharing plans. The normal course issuer bid is expected to commence on or about November 13, 2012 and will terminate one year later. All purchases of Common Shares will be made at the market price at the time of purchase in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX. Purchases may also be made on the NYSE in compliance with Rule 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.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 nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 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; the future growth of the automotive pump market and the potential benefits expected to be achieved from our acquisitions of ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH and the remaining 50% interest in STT Technologies Inc.; the integration of and potential benefits expected to be achieved from our completed acquisition of the outstanding 27% interest in Magna E-Car Systems; and future purchases of our Common Shares under the Normal Course Issuer Bid. 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 actions by OEMs, including plant closures; 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; and other factors set out in our Annual Information Form filed with securities commissions in Canada and our annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and subsequent filings. In evaluating forward-looking statements, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and readers should specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we do not intend, nor do we undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions, except per share figures]    Three months ended  Nine months ended    September 30,  September 30, Note  2012  2011  2012  2011              Sales  $7,411 $6,970 $22,804 $21,497              Costs and expenses              Cost of goods sold   6,540  6,201  19,951  18,993 Depreciation and amortization   203  170  558  507 Selling, general and administrative11  349  341  1,131  1,044 Interest expense (income), net   5   (2)  15  (3) Equity income   (33)  (28)  (107)  (93) Other (income) expense, net2  (153)  124  (153)  123Income from operations before income taxes   500  164  1,409  926Income taxes   114  64  333  222Net income   386  100  1,076  704Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests   4  2  6  2Net income attributable to Magna International Inc.  $390 $102 $1,082 $706              Earnings per Common Share:3             Basic  $1.68 $0.43 $4.65 $2.93 Diluted  $1.66 $0.42 $4.60 $2.89              Cash dividends paid per Common Share  $0.275 $0.250 $0.825 $0.750              Average number of Common Shares outstanding during             the period [in millions]:3             Basic   232.5  239.7  232.5  240.9 Diluted   235.1  242.5  235.3  244.7See accompanying notes                       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions]    Three months ended  Nine months ended    September 30,  September 30, Note  2012  2011  2012  2011Net income  $386 $100 $1,076 $704              Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:13             Net unrealized gain (loss) on translation of net investment in foreign operations   127  (415)  32  (110) Net unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale investments   2  (6)  (2)  (9) Net unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges   39  (69)  76  (39) Reclassification of net gain on cash flow hedges to net income   (2)  (10)  (7)  (28) Pension and post retirement benefits   —  —  —  1Other comprehensive (loss) income   166  (500)  99  (185)              Comprehensive income (loss)   552  (400)  1,175  519Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interests   5  2  6  3Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Magna International Inc.  $557 $(398) $1,181 $522 See accompanying notes     MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions]    Three months ended  Nine months ended    September 30,  September 30, Note  2012  2011  2012  2011Cash provided from (used for):                           OPERATING ACTIVITIES             Net income  $386 $100 $1,076 $704Items not involving current cash flows4  117  293  544  670    503  393  1,620  1,374Changes in non‑cash operating assets and liabilities4  (63)  (148)  (487)  (926)Cash provided from operating activities   440  245  1,133  448              INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES             Fixed asset additions   (279)  (338)  (796)  (708)Purchase of subsidiaries5  (56)  (5)  (79)  (19)Increase in investments and other assets   (28)  (40)  (97)  (140)Disposals of facilities   —  (39)  —  112Proceeds from disposition2  15  34  93  110Cash used for investing activities   (348)  (388)  (879)  (645)              FINANCING ACTIVITIES             Increase (decrease) in bank indebtedness   36  73  (5)  106Repayments of debt   (26)  (10)  (145)  (22)Settlement of stock options   (15)  (5)  (19)  (30)Issues of debt   23  1  218  10Issue of Common Shares   2  7  5  58Repurchase of Common Shares   (21)  (197)  (21)  (285)Contribution to subsidiaries by non-controlling interests   —  1  —  9Dividends paid   (62)  (58)  (189)  (177)Cash used for financing activities   (63)  (188)  (156)  (331)              Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   25  (86)  24  (26)              Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents during the period   54  (417)  122  (554)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   1,393  1,744  1,325  1,881Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $1,447 $1,327 $1,447 $1,327See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions] Note  As at September 30, 2012  As atDecember 31,2011ASSETS       Current assets       Cash and cash equivalents4 $1,447 $1,325Accounts receivable   5,170  4,398Inventories6  2,501  2,045Deferred tax assets   114  206Prepaid expenses and other   201  172    9,433  8,146        Investments14  409  438Fixed assets, net   4,747  4,236Goodwill   1,232  1,196Deferred tax assets   124  69Other assets7  728  594   $16,673 $14,679        LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY       Current liabilities       Bank indebtedness  $151 $162Accounts payable   4,361  3,961Accrued salaries and wages   623  525Other accrued liabilities8  1,230  1,002Income taxes payable   29  5Deferred tax liabilities   59  44Long‑term debt due within one year   148  25    6,601  5,724        Long-term employee benefit liabilities9  432  419Long‑term debt   110  46Other long‑term liabilities10  211  207Deferred tax liabilities   130  81    7,484  6,477        Shareholders' equity       Capital stock        Common Shares        [issued: 233,228,126; December 31, 2011 - 233,317,792]   4,381  4,373Contributed surplus   74  63Retained earnings   4,187  3,317Accumulated other comprehensive income13  519  422    9,161  8,175        Non-controlling interests   28  27    9,189  8,202   $16,673 $14,679 See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY[Unaudited][U.S. dollars in millions]    Common Shares                Note  Number Stated Value Contri- buted Surplus Retained Earnings AOCI (i) Non- controlling interest Total Equity    [in millions]                 Balance, December 31, 2011   233.3 $4,373 $63 $3,317 $422 $27 $8,202Net income            1,082     (6)  1,076Other comprehensive loss               99     99Divestiture of subsidiaries                  7  7Shares issued on exercise of stock options   0.2  8  (3)           5Repurchase and cancellation under normal course issuer bid   (0.4)  (9)     (10)  (2)     (21)Release of restricted stock      5  (5)           --Stock-based compensation expense11        26           26Settlement of stock options11        (7)  (9)        (16)Dividends paid   0.1  4     (193)        (189)Balance, September 30, 2012   233.2 $4,381 $74 $4,187 $519 $28 $9,189                                                  Common Shares                Note  Number Stated Value Contri- buted Surplus Retained Earnings AOCI (i) Non- controlling interest Total Equity    [in millions]                 Balance, December 31, 2010   242.6 $4,500 $56 $2,715 $752 $3 $8,026Net income            706     (2)  704Other comprehensive loss               (184)  (1)  (185)Contributions to subsidiaries by non-controlling interests                  9  9Acquisition of subsidiaries                  5  5Shares issued on exercise of stock options   1.4  69  (11)           58Release of restricted stock      5  (5)           --Repurchase and cancellation under normal course issuer bid   (7.2)  (136)     (119)  (30)     (285)Stock-based compensation expense11        29           29Settlement of stock options11        (8)  (16)        (24)Dividends paid      2     (179)        (177)Balance, September 30, 2011     236.8 $4,440 $61 $3,107 $538 $14 $8,160(i)     AOCI is Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.See accompanying notes MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS[Unaudited][All amounts in U.S. dollars and all tabular amounts in millions unless otherwise noted] 1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES[a] Basis of PresentationThe 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 September 30, 2012 and the results of operations, changes in equity and cash flows for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 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 July 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-02, "Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment". ASU 2012-02 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 will 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) EXPENSE, NET    Nine months ended   September 30,     2012  2011         Third Quarter         Re-measurement gain of E-Car [i] $(153) $— Loss on disposal of facility [ii]  —  113 Settlement agreement [iii]  —  11     (153)  124         Second Quarter         Gain on disposal of investment [iv]  —  (10)     —  (10)         First Quarter         Write down of real estate [v]  —  9     —  9             $(153) $123 For the nine months ended September 30, 2012:[i] Re-measurement gain of E-CarOn August 31, 2012, the Company acquired the controlling 27% interest in the Magna E-Car Systems L.P. ["E-Car"] partnership from a company affiliated with the Stronach Group for cash consideration of $75 million. 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 and TD 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.Prior to the acquisition, the Company held the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car and accounted for this investment using the equity method of accounting.The incremental investment in E-Car was accounted for under the business acquisition method of accounting as a step acquisition which requires that Magna re-measure its pre-existing investment in E-Car at fair value and recognize any gains or losses in income. The estimated fair value of Magna's partnership interest immediately before the closing date was $205 million, which resulted in the recognition of a non-cash gain of $153 million [$125 million after tax], which is recorded in Other (income) expense, net on the Consolidated Statements of Income.For the nine months ended September 30, 2011:[ii] Loss on disposal of facilityDuring the third quarter of 2011, the Company sold an interior systems operation located in Germany and recorded a loss on disposal of $113 million. This operation, whose long-lived assets of which were substantially impaired in 2010, had a history of losses which were projected to continue throughout the business planning period. Under the terms of the 2011 sale arrangements [the "SPA"], the Company agreed to fund the buyer $67 million, to be satisfied with certain working capital items, cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. The remaining net assets of the operation of $26 million were assigned no value by the buyer and accordingly, were expensed as part of the total loss on disposal. 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.Final settlement of the SPA did not occur during 2011 and in the fourth quarter of 2011 an additional $16 million was accrued in relation to the ongoing disputes with the purchaser bringing the total loss on disposal to $129 million.As more fully described in Note 5, on June 4, 2012, the Company re-acquired the above operation.[iii] Settlement agreementDuring the third quarter of 2011, a settlement agreement was finalized in connection with the settlement of certain patent infringement and other claims. The Company recorded an $11 million expense in the third quarter of 2011 in relation to these arrangements.[iv] Gain on disposal of investmentDuring 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.[v] Write down of real estateDuring 2011, five excess corporate real estate assets were sold to entities associated with the Company's Founder and Honorary Chairman, Mr. Stronach and/or the Company's former Co-Chief Executive Officer, Siegfried Wolf. Based on the appraisals obtained by the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee, the appraised fair value range for the properties was less than their carrying value and, accordingly, the Company recorded a $9 million impairment charge in the first quarter of 2011. The sales were approved by the independent members of Magna's Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and were completed during 2011.3. EARNINGS PER SHARE    Three months ended  Nine months ended   September 30,  September 30,   2012  2011  2012  2011             Basic earnings per Common Share:                         Net income attributable to Magna International Inc. $390 $102 $1,082 $706             Average number of Common Shares outstanding  232.5  239.7  232.5  240.9             Basic earnings per Common Share $1.68 $0.43 $4.65 $2.93             Diluted earnings per Common Share:                         Net income attributable to Magna International Inc. $390 $102 $1,082 $706             Average number of Common Shares outstanding  232.5  239.7  232.5  240.9Adjustments             Stock options and restricted stock [a]  2.6  2.8  2.8  3.8   235.1  242.5  235.3  244.7             Diluted earnings per Common Share $1.66 $0.42 $4.60 $2.89 [a] For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, diluted earnings per Common Share exclude 2.6 million [2011 - 2.7 million] and 2.3 million [2011 - 1.8 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:   September 30,   December 31,   2012   2011Bank term deposits, bankers' acceptances and government paper $  1,191 $  968Cash   256   357  $ 1,447  $ 1,325[b] Items not involving current cash flows:   Three months ended  Nine months ended   September 30,  September 30,   2012  2011  2012  2011Depreciation and amortization $203 $170 $558 $507Other non-cash charges  39  30  106  88Deferred income taxes  35  (11)  58  (6)Amortization of other assets included in cost of goods sold  26  19  82  56Amortization of employee wage buydown  —  —  —  6Equity income  (33)  (28)  (107)  (93)Non-cash portion of Other (income) expense, net  (153)  113  (153)  112  $117 $293 $544 $670 [c] Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities:   Three months ended  Nine months ended   September 30,  September 30,   2012  2011  2012  2011Accounts receivable $69 $(227) $(626) $(1,237)Inventories  (73)  (135)  (375)  (323)Prepaid expenses and other  (22)  (14)  (4)  (21)Accounts payable  (85)  241  222  513Accrued salaries and wages  49  18  58  84Other accrued liabilities  13  (16)  214  120Income taxes payable  (14)  (15)  27  (57)Deferred revenue  —  —  (3)  (5)  $(63) $(148) $(487) $(926) 5. ACQUISITIONSFor the three months ended March 31, 2012In January 2012, the Company acquired BDW technologies group, a structural casting supplier of aluminium components, which has operations in Germany, Poland and Hungary. The acquired business has sales primarily to Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and ZF.The total consideration for this and other small acquisitions was $182 million, consisting of $42 million paid in cash [net of cash acquired] and $140 million of assumed debtFor the three months ended June 30, 2012As more fully described in Note 2, during the third quarter of 2011 the Company sold an interior systems operation [the "Business"] located in Germany. 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.For the three months ended September 30, 2012As more fully described in Note 2, on August 31, 2012 the Company acquired the controlling 27% interest in the E-Car partnership for cash consideration of $56 million [net of $19 million cash acquired]. The incremental investment in E-Car was accounted for under the business acquisition method of accounting as a step acquisition which requires that all assets acquired and liabilities assumed are recorded at fair value. The preliminary purchase equation is as follows:  Cash$ 19Non-cash working capital (32)Property, plant and equipment  87Intangible assets 210Other assets  9Goodwill 16Deferred tax liabilities (16)Other long-term liabilities  (2)Non-controlling interests(11)Fair value of E-Car net assets280Less: Carrying value of Magna's equity accounted investment in E-Car   (52)Gain on re-measurement(153)Consideration paid75Less: Cash acquired(19)Net cash outflow$ 56The intangible assets are primarily technology based intangibles. Given the continuing uncertainties regarding the timing and magnitude of a viable electric vehicle industry, competing electric vehicle technologies, significantly larger competitors, and other factors, the Company has determined that the intangible assets should be amortized on a straight-line basis over the period ending December 31, 2013.The purchase price allocations for these acquisitions are preliminary and adjustments to the allocations may occur as a result of obtaining more information regarding asset valuations.6. INVENTORIESInventories consist of:   September 30,  December 31,   2012   2011Raw materials and supplies  $ 905  $ 800Work-in-process   271   229Finished goods   291  253Tooling and engineering   1,034  763  $ 2,501 $ 2,045Tooling 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:   September 30,   December 31,   2012   2011Preproduction costs related to long-term supply agreements with contractual guarantee for reimbursement  $ 307  $ 301Long-term receivables   95  176Patents and licences, net   22  30Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges   43  15E-Car intangible [note 5]   197   —Other, net   64   72  $ 728 $ 5948. WARRANTYThe following is a continuity of the Company's warranty accruals:   2012  2011Balance, 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   73Expense, net    4  17Settlements    (10)  (5)Foreign exchange and other    5   (5)Balance, September 30  $ 83  $ 809. LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LIABILITIESThe Company recorded long-term employee benefit expenses as follows:   Three months ended  Nine months ended   September 30,  September 30,   2012  2011  2012  2011Defined benefit pension plan and other   $ 3  $ 3  $ 8  $ 11Termination and long service arrangements     5   6    20    21Retirement medical benefit plan     1   1    2    1  $ 9  $ 10  $ 30  $ 33 10. OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIESOther long-term liabilities consist of: September 30, December 31, 2012 2011      Long-term portion of income taxes payable $ 152 $ 119Asset retirement obligation  38  36Long-term portion of fair value of hedges 13  41Deferred revenue  8  11 $ 211 $ 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     Number Number Exercise of options Number Exercise of options of options price (i) exercisable of options price (i) exercisable            Beginning of period6,867,367  31.54 2,066,700  11,142,450 34.22 3,362,116Granted1,341,500  48.22 — — — —Exercised(321,454) 25.83 (321,454) (1,079,779) 44.94 (1,079,779)Vested— — 2,366,667  — — 2,400,001March 317,887,413  34.61 4,111,913  10,062,671 33.07 4,682,338Granted47,500  48.22 — — — —Exercised (ii)(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 307,882,947  34.56 4,069,947  8,779,032 34.11 3,537,365Exercised (iii)(950,405) 27.46 (950,405) (426,501) 25.57 (426,501)Cancelled(6,000) 50.66 (2,000) — — —Vested— — — — — 2,000September 306,926,542  35.52 3,117,542  8,352,531 34.55 3,112,864(i) The exercise price noted above represents the weighted average exercise price in Canadian dollars.  (ii) During the second quarter of 2011, the Company's Honorary Chairman and Founder, Mr. Stronach exercised 1,083,333 options on a cashless basis in accordance with the applicable stock option plans. On exercise, cash payments totalling $25 million were made to Mr. Stronach which represented the difference between the aggregate fair market value of the Option Shares based on the closing price of the Company's Common Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ["TSX"] on the date of exercise and the aggregate Exercise Price of all such options surrendered.  (iii) During the third quarter of 2012, Mr. Stronach exercised 900,001 options on a cashless basis in accordance with the applicable stock option plans. On exercise, cash payments totalling $15 million were made to Mr. Stronach which represented the difference between the aggregate fair market value of the Option Shares based on the closing price of the Company's Common Shares on the TSX on the date of exercise and the aggregate Exercise Price of all such options surrendered.The weighted average assumptions used in measuring the fair value of stock options granted or modified and the compensation expense recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses are as follows: Nine months ended  September 30,   2012 2011     Risk free interest rate    2.23% —Expected dividend yield    2.00% —Expected volatility     43% —Expected time until exercise     4.5 years —     Weighted average fair value of options     granted or modified in period [Cdn$]     $ 15.37 —[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 Number Stated Number Stated of shares value of Shares value          Awarded and not released, beginning of period 1,026,304 $ 35 1,182,736 $ 40Release of restricted stock (143,316)  (5) (156,432)  (5)Awarded and not released, March 31, June 30 and September 30 882,988 $ 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 Equity Liability Liability   Equity Liability Liability   classified classified classified   classified classified classified   RSUs RSUs DSUs Total RSUs RSUs DSUs Total                Balance, beginning                of period364,665 28,765 205,065 598,495 175,405 34,847 174,751 385,003Granted92,762 15,814 6,076 114,652 — 3,150 4,955 8,105Dividend equivalents467 300 1,201 1,968 439 197 882 1,518Released(8,259) — — (8,259) (8,259) — — (8,259)Balance, March 31449,635 44,879 212,342 706,856 167,585 38,194 180,588 386,367Granted95,710 — 12,754 108,464 130,480 — 4,917 135,397Dividend equivalents558 321 1,522 2,401 421 183 982 1,586Released(10,123) — — (10,123) (9,869) — — (9,869)Balance, June 30535,780 45,200 226,618 807,598 288,617 38,377 186,487 513,481Granted71,854 — 10,209 82,063 27,913 — 7,972 35,885Dividend equivalents438 276 1,251 1,965 551 278 1,266 2,095Released— — (34,124) (34,124) — — — —Balance, September 30608,072 45,476 203,954 857,502 317,081 38,655 195,725 551,461 [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 ended Nine months ended   September 30, September 30,   2012 2011 2012 2011              Incentive Stock Option Plan   $5 $ 5 $14 $17Long-term retention   1  2  3  5Restricted stock unit    3  1  11  5    9  8  28  27Fair value adjustment for liability classified DSUs     1  (3)  3   (2)Total stock-based compensation expense   $10 $ 5 $31 $2512. COMMON SHARESThe following table presents the maximum number of shares that would be outstanding if all the dilutive instruments outstanding at November 7, 2012 were exercised or converted:Common Shares  233,228,126 Stock options (i) 6,926,542    240,154,668 (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 Net unrealized gain (loss) on translation of net investment in foreign operations  128  (415) Repurchase of shares under normal course issuer bid  (2)  (21) Balance, September 30  577  605      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 (loss) gain on cash flow hedges   (14)  5 Reclassification of net gain on cash flow hedges to net income  (8)  (11) Balance, June 30  9  67 Net unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges   39  (69) Reclassification of net gain on cash flow hedges to net income  (2)  (10) Balance, September 30  46  (12)      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 Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments   2  (6) Balance, September 30  3  2      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) Net unrealized loss on other long-term liabilities   —  — Balance, September 30  (107)  (57)      Total accumulated other comprehensive income $ 519 $ 538(i) The amount of income tax (obligation) benefit that has been netted in the accumulated net unrealized (loss) gain on cash flow hedges is as follows:  2012  2011       Balance, beginning of period $ 12  $ (15)Net unrealized gain   (21)   (8)Reclassifications of net (loss) gain to net income   (1)   3Balance, March 31   (10)   (20)Net unrealized loss (gain)   7   (4)Reclassifications of net gain to net income   2   3Balance, June 30   (1)   (21)Net unrealized (gain) loss  (14)   26Reclassifications of net gain to net income   1   4Balance, September 30 $ (14)  $ 9(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   2Reclassification of net gain to net income    —   —Balance, September 30  $ 25  $ 2The amount of other comprehensive income that is expected to be reclassified to net income over the next 12 months is $19 million [net of income taxes of $7 million].14. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS[a] The Company's financial assets and financial liabilities consist of the following:  September 30, December 31,  2012 2011       Held for trading       Cash and cash equivalents $1,447 $1,325 Investment in asset-backed commercial paper  89  82  $1,536 $1,407       Held to maturity investments       Severance investments $4 $5       Available-for-sale       Equity investments $10 $12       Loans and receivables       Accounts receivable $5,170 $4,398 Long-term receivables included in other assets  95  176  $5,265 $4,574       Other financial liabilities       Bank indebtedness $151 $162 Long-term debt [including portion due within one year]  258  71 Accounts payable  4,361  3,961  $4,770 $4,194       Derivatives designated as effective hedges, measured at fair value       Foreign currency contracts            Prepaid expenses $44 $21      Other assets  43  15      Other accrued liabilities  (12)  (31)      Other long-term liabilities  (11)  (38)    64  (33) Commodity contracts            Other accrued liabilities  (6)  (6)      Other long-term liabilities  (2)  (3)   (8)  (9)  $56 $(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 September 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$88 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 September 30, 2012, the Company held available-for-sale investments in publicly traded companies. The carrying value and fair value of these investments was $10 million, which was based on the closing share price of the investments on September 30, 2012.Term debtThe Company's term debt includes $148 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 nine-month periods ended September 30, 2012, sales to the Company's six largest customers represented 84% and 83% 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 September 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. amount   254  759 euro amount   49  7      For U.S. dollars      Peso amount   4,975 145      For euros      U.S. amount   67 169 GBP amount   111 21 Czech Koruna amount   3,541 25 Polish Zlotys amount   138 6Forward 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 September 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. A trial is not expected to commence until mid-2014, 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. The scope of the DOJ inquiry subsequently 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 since filed an amended complaint, with thedefendants' response being due on November 30, 2012. The defendants believe the lawsuit 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) expense, net.The accounting policies of each segment are the same as those set out under "Significant Accounting Policies" [note 1] and intersegment sales and transfers are accounted for at fair market value.As more fully described in Notes 2 and 5, on August 31, 2012 the Company acquired the controlling 27% interest in the E-Car partnership. Prior to the acquisition, the Company held the remaining 73% non-controlling interest in E-Car and accounted for this investment using the equity method of accounting. For segment reporting purposes, prior to the closing date the Company recorded its proportionate share of the losses of E-Car in the Corporate and Other segment.  Beginning on August 31, 2012, the consolidated results of E-Car are recorded in the Company's North America and Europe segments as follows: For the month ended  September 30,  North       America Europe Total         Total Sales  $ 3  $ 3  $ 6Adjusted EBIT  $ (17) $ (2) $ (19)Amortization of E-Car Intangibles         included in Adjusted EBIT [note 5]  $ (13)  $ —  $ (13)The following tables show segment information for the Company's reporting segments and a reconciliation of Adjusted EBIT to the Company's consolidated income from operations before income taxes:  Three months ended Three months ended  September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011          Fixed       Fixed  Total  External Adjusted assets, Total External Adjusted assets,  sales sales EBIT net  sales sales EBIT net                         North America                         Canada  $ 1,473 $ 1,373    $ 614 $ 1,438 $ 1,330    $ 554 United States   1,789   1,683      884   1,722   1,607      727 Mexico   962   897      543   730   679      431 Eliminations   (249)   —      —   (249)   —       —   3,975   3,953   $ 328   2,041   3,641   3,616 $ 300  1,712Europe                         Western Europe excluding                          Great Britain    2,391    2,361        1,243    2,393    2,353        1,097 Great Britain    189    187        57    231    230        54 Eastern Europe    399    363        545    396    367        408 Eliminations    (33)    —        —    (41)    —        —   2,946   2,911    13   1,845   2,979   2,950  (35)  1,559Rest of World   567   542   5   610   407   392   14  309Corporate and Other (i)   (77)   5   6   251   (57)   12   7  319Total reportable segments    7,411    7,411    352    4,747    6,970    6,970    286    3,899Other income (expense), net              153                   (124)   Interest (expense) income,                         net              (5)                  2     $ 7,411  $ 7,411  $ 500    4,747  $ 6,970  $ 6,970  $ 164    3,899Current assets                 9,433               8,384Investments, goodwill,                         deferred tax assets, and                         other assets                2,493               2,333Consolidated total assets              $ 16,673              $ 14,616(i)     Prior to the Company's acquisition of the 27% controlling interest in E-Car, Corporate and Other includes the Company's proportionate share of the net loss in E-Car which was recorded as equity loss. For the two months ended August 31, 2012, the partnership recorded sales of $15 million and an EBIT loss of $19 million.  For the three months ended September 30, 2011, the partnership recorded sales of $26 million and an EBIT loss of $20 million.   Nine months ended    Nine months ended   September 30, 2012    September 30, 2011            Fixed           Fixed   Total  External  Adjusted  assets,  Total  External  Adjusted  assets,   sales  sales  EBIT  net  sales  sales  EBIT  netNorth America                         Canada  $ 4,722 $ 4,411    $ 614 $ 4,510 $ 4,203    $ 554 United States   5,616  5,265     884        5,297  4,905     727 Mexico   2,638  2,467     543        2,162  2,007     431 Eliminations   (766)  —     —        (789)  —     —   12,210  12,143  $ 1,148  2,041  11,180  11,115  $ 1,038  1,712Europe                         Western Europe excluding                          Great Britain    7,436  7,321     1,243  7,569  7,452     1,097 Great Britain    700  695     57  649   647     54 Eastern Europe    1,331  1,214     545  1,257  1,167     408 Eliminations    (131)  —     —  (119)  —     —   9,336  9,230  141  1,845  9,356  9,266  (19)  1,559Rest of World   1,489  1,414  (20)  610  1,148  1,081  42   309Corporate and Other (i)   (231)  17  2   251   (187)  35  (15)  319Total reportable segments    22,804  22,804  1,271  4,747  21,497  21,497  1,046   3,899Other income (expense), net              153                 (123)   Interest (expense) income,                         net              (15)                3     $ 22,804  $ 22,804  $ 1,409  4,747 $ 21,497 $ 21,497 $ 926  3,899Current assets                 9,433           8,384Investments, goodwill                         deferred tax assets and                         other assets                 2,493           2,333Consolidated total assets              $ 16,673          $ 14,616(i)     Prior to the Company's acquisition of the 27% controlling interest in E-Car, Corporate and Other includes the Company's proportionate share of the net loss in E-Car which was recorded as equity loss. For the eight months ended August 31, 2012, the partnership recorded sales of $67 million and an EBIT loss of $49 million.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the partnership recorded sales of $62 million and an EBIT loss of $73 million.17. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS[a] AcquisitionsIn October 2012, the Company signed an agreement to acquire ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH, a manufacturer of automotive vacuum, engine and transmission pumps with facilities in Germany, Bulgaria and China, for a purchase price of approximately $400 million [€308 million].  This transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012, subject to obtaining European anti-trust approval.In addition, the Company, signed an agreement with a joint venture partner to purchase the remaining 50% interest in STT Technologies Inc., a supplier of transmission and engine related oil pumps with facilities in Canada and Mexico.  This transaction closed on October 26, 2012.[b] Normal Course Issuer BidSubject to approval by the TSX and the New York Stock Exchange ["NYSE"], the Board of Directors approved a normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 12 million of the Company's Common Shares, representing approximately 5% of the Company's public float of Common Shares. The primary purposes of the normal course issuer bid are purchases for cancellation as well as purchases to fund the Company's stock-based compensation awards or programs and/or its obligations to its deferred profit sharing plans. The normal course issuer bid is expected to commence on or about November 13, 2012 and will terminate one year later. All purchases of Common Shares will be made at the market price at the time of purchase in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX. Purchases may also be made on the NYSE in compliance with Rule 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.18. 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, Investor Relations at 905-726-7035.