|MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form 10-Q on 12/04/2017|
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Net sales to external customers by geography are as follows:
(1) The U.S., which is included in the Americas, had net sales to external customers of $3.7 billion and $7.8 billion for the three and six months ended October 27, 2017, respectively, compared to $4.2 billion and $8.2 billion for the three and six months ended October 28, 2016, respectively.
(2) EMEA consists of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Sales to Ireland were insignificant during all periods presented.
19. Guarantor Financial Information
Medtronic plc and Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A. (Medtronic Luxco), a wholly-owned subsidiary guarantor, each have provided full and unconditional guarantees of the obligations of Medtronic, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary issuer, under the Senior Notes (Medtronic Senior Notes) and full and unconditional guarantees of the obligations of Covidien International Finance S.A. (CIFSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary issuer, under the Senior Notes (CIFSA Senior Notes). The guarantees of the CIFSA Senior Notes are in addition to the guarantees of the CIFSA Senior Notes by Covidien Ltd. and Covidien Group Holdings Ltd., both of which are wholly-owned subsidiary guarantors of the CIFSA Senior Notes. Effective March 28, 2017, Medtronic plc and Medtronic, Inc. each provided a full and unconditional guarantee of the obligations of Medtronic Luxco under the Medtronic Luxco Senior Notes. The following is a summary of these guarantees:
Guarantees of Medtronic Senior Notes
Guarantees of Medtronic Luxco Senior Notes
Guarantees of CIFSA Senior Notes
The following presents the Company’s consolidating statements of comprehensive income for the three and six months ended October 27, 2017 and October 28, 2016, condensed consolidating balance sheets at October 27, 2017 and April 28, 2017, and condensed consolidating statements of cash flows for the six months ended October 27, 2017 and October 28, 2016. The guarantees provided by the parent company guarantor and subsidiary guarantors are joint and several. Condensed consolidating financial information for Medtronic plc, Medtronic Luxco, Medtronic, Inc., CIFSA, and CIFSA Subsidiary Guarantors, on a stand-alone basis, is presented using the equity method of accounting for subsidiaries.
During the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, the Company undertook certain steps to reorganize ownership of various subsidiaries. The transactions were entirely among subsidiaries under the common control of Medtronic. This reorganization has been reflected as of the beginning of the earliest period presented.