reportable segment, which include the following: the foam division of a corporation based in St. Louis, Missouri, which
sells consumer polyurethane foam in the consumer do-it-yourself market as well as the professional industrial market; and a decorative and specialty coatings company
located in the Netherlands. There were also several acquisitions during fiscal 2017 that report through our industrial reportable segment, which include the following: a manufacturer of commercial waterproofing products based in Australia; a
specialist civil engineering and construction organization focusing on bridges, roads and major structures based in Mount Airy, North Carolina; a manufacturer of specialty high performance coatings serving the global oil and gas pipeline market
headquartered in Langley, British Columbia, Canada; a manufacturer of foam tapes used in construction and industrial applications based in the U.K.; a company based in Richmond, Missouri, which manufactures resins, intermediates, hardeners and
curing agents for use in epoxy and polyurethane materials; and a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and equipment for infrastructure construction and repair headquartered in Conyers, Georgia. Lastly, we acquired a product line that reports through
our specialty reportable segment, which was a manufacturer of professional equipment and chemicals for cleaning and restoring carpet, upholstery and hard flooring surfaces based in Chandler, Arizona.
During the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016, we completed seven acquisitions. Two of the prior-year acquisitions report through our consumer reportable segment, which
included the following: the assets associated with nail enamel filling lines and related equipment, based in Newburgh, New York; and a manufacturer of concrete care coatings and sealants for the
retail market based in Auburndale, Florida. There were also two product line acquisitions during fiscal 2016 that report
through our industrial reportable segment, which included the following: a manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants and tapes based on Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and a manufacturer of extruded silicone sheets for the North American commercial
construction and OEM markets based in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Lastly, there were three acquisitions of product lines during fiscal 2016 that report through our specialty reportable segment, which included the following: a distributor of a full
line of fuel additives based in Battle Creek, Michigan; a plastic molding supplier and manufacturer of fans and radiators for the auto aftermarket based in Fife, Washington; and a manufacturer of high-strength egg white products and specialized
stabilizers for meringue toppings and desserts based in LaGrange, Illinois. During fiscal 2016, we also executed the divestiture of one small product line.
fiscal 2016, we also acquired the remaining 51% of our Chinese joint venture, as further described in Note A(17) below.
The purchase price for each acquisition has
been allocated to the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the date of acquisition. While the valuations of consideration transferred and total assets acquired and liabilities assumed are substantially complete,
measurement period adjustments may be recorded in the future as we finalize certain fair value estimates. The primary areas that remain preliminary relate to the fair values of deferred income taxes for acquisitions completed during fiscal 2017.
Acquisitions are aggregated by year of purchase in the following table:
Weighted-AverageIntangible AssetAmortization Life
Property, plant and equipment
Tradenames - indefinite lives
Other intangible assets
Other long-term assets
Total Assets Acquired
Net Assets Acquired
Our Consolidated Financial Statements reflect the results of
operations of acquired businesses as of their respective dates of acquisition. Pro-forma results of operations for the years ended May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016 were not materially different from
reported results and, consequently, are not presented.
5) Foreign Currency
The functional currency for each of our foreign subsidiaries is its principal operating currency. Accordingly, for the periods presented, assets and liabilities have been
translated using exchange rates at year end, while income and expense for the periods have been translated using a weighted-average exchange rate.
translation adjustments have been recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders equity, and will be included in net earnings only upon the sale or liquidation of the underlying foreign investment,
neither of which is contemplated at this time. Transaction gains and losses increased during the last three
fiscal years due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar, resulting in net transactional foreign exchange losses for fiscal
2017, 2016 and 2015 of approximately $6.4 million, $24.4 million and $22.3 million, respectively.
6) Cash and Cash
We consider all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. We do not believe we
are exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents. The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents approximate fair value.
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