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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

FORM 10-Q

þ
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
 
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2010
   
or
   
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
 
For the transition period from  _____________ to _____________
   
Commission File Number:  1-14303
_______________________________________________________________________________

AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware
36-3161171
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
One Dauch Drive, Detroit, Michigan
48211-1198
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(313) 758-2000
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
_______________________________________________________________________________
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes þ No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).     Yes  No  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See definition of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

        Large accelerated filer   o               Accelerated filer  þ                      Non-accelerated filer   o                           Smaller reporting company   o
                                                                                                    (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  No  þ

As of July 28, 2010, the latest practicable date, the number of shares of the registrant's Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding was 71,401,454 shares.

 
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AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2010
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (Quarterly Report), we make statements concerning our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and future events or performance.  Such statements are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and relate to trends and events that may affect our future financial position and operating results.  The terms such as “will,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “project,” and similar words of expressions, as well as statements in future tense, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved.  Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to:

·  
global economic conditions; 
·  
our ability to comply with the definitive terms and conditions of various commercial and financing arrangements with GM;
·  
reduced purchases of our products by GM, Chrysler or other customers;
·  
reduced demand for our customers’ products (particularly light trucks and SUVs produced by GM and Chrysler);
·  
availability of financing for working capital, capital expenditures, R&D or other general corporate purposes, including our ability to comply with financial covenants;
·  
our customers’ and suppliers’ availability of financing for working capital, capital expenditures, R&D or other general corporate purposes;
·  
the impact on us and our customers of requirements imposed on, or actions taken by, our customers in response to the U.S. government’s ownership interest, the Troubled Asset Relief Program or similar programs;
·  
our ability to achieve cost reductions through ongoing restructuring actions;
·  
additional restructuring actions that may occur;
·  
our ability to achieve the level of cost reductions required to sustain global cost competitiveness;
·  
our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and avoid future work stoppages;
·  
our suppliers’, our customers’ and their suppliers’ ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and avoid work stoppages;
·  
our ability to continue to implement improvements in our U.S. labor cost structure;
·  
supply shortages or price increases in raw materials, utilities or other operating supplies;
·  
currency rate fluctuations;
·  
our ability or our customers’ and suppliers’ ability to successfully launch new product programs on a timely basis;
·  
our ability to realize the expected revenues from our new and incremental business backlog;
·  
our ability to attract new customers and programs for new products;
·  
our ability to develop and produce new products that reflect market demand;
·  
lower-than-anticipated market acceptance of new or existing products;
·  
our ability to respond to changes in technology, increased competition or pricing pressures;
·  
price volatility in, or reduced availability of, fuel;
·  
adverse changes in laws, government regulations or market conditions affecting our products or our customers’ products (such as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (“CAFE”) regulations);
·  
adverse changes in the political stability of our principal markets (particularly North America, Europe, South America and Asia);
·  
liabilities arising from warranty claims, product liability and legal proceedings to which we are or may become a party;
·  
changes in liabilities arising from pension and other postretirement benefit obligations;
·  
risks of noncompliance with environmental regulations or risks of environmental issues that could result in unforeseen costs at our facilities;
·  
our ability to attract and retain key associates;
·  
other unanticipated events and conditions that may hinder our ability to compete.

It is not possible to foresee or identify all such factors and we make no commitment to update any forward-looking statement or to disclose any facts, events or circumstances after the date hereof that may affect the accuracy of any forward-looking statement.
 
 
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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements

AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
    Three months ended  
Six months ended
   
    June 30,  
June 30,
   
    2010    
2009
    2010
2009
 
 
    (in millions, except per share data)    
                                 
Net sales
  $ 559.6     $ 245.6     $ 1,081.5     $ 648.0  
               
Cost of goods sold    
460.7
      460.7       895.3       836.0    
                               
Gross profit (loss)    
98.9
      (215.1 )     186.2       (188.0 )  
                               
Selling, general and administrative expenses    
48.5
      45.5       93.8       89.3    
                               
Operating income (loss)    
50.4
      (260.6 )     92.4       (277.3 )  
                               
Interest expense    
(22.6
)     (19.7 )     (45.3 )     (40.1 )  
                               
Investment income
    0.6       1.0       1.0       2.0  
                               
Other expense, net
    (0.7     (2.9 )     (2.2 )     (3.7
                               
Income (loss) before income taxes
    27.7       (282.2 )     45.9       (319.1 )
                   
Income tax expense
    2.4       6.5       4.4       2.3  
               
Net income (loss)
    25.3       (288.7 )     41.5       (321.4 )
               
    Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests
    0.1       0.1       0.2       0.1  
               
Net income (loss) attributable to AAM
  $ 25.4     $ (288.6 )   $ 41.7     $ (321.3 )
             
Basic earnings (loss) per share
  $ 0.36     $ (5.20 )   $ 0.58     $ (5.79 )
               
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
  $ 0.34     $ (5.20 )   $ 0.56     $ (5.79 )
               
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.                   
 
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AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
       
Assets
 
(in millions)
 
Current assets
     
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 238.7     $ 178.1  
Short-term investments
    2.8       4.2  
Accounts receivable, net
    172.4       129.7  
Inventories, net
    116.6       90.6  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    65.2       114.0  
Total current assets
    595.7       516.6  
                 
Property, plant and equipment, net
    922.6       946.7  
Goodwill
    147.8       147.8  
GM postretirement cost sharing asset
    214.4       219.9  
Other assets and deferred charges
    147.2       155.8  
Total assets
  $ 2,027.7     $ 1,986.8  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit
               
Current liabilities
               
Accounts payable
  $ 287.6     $ 200.9  
Accrued compensation and benefits
    105.9       98.9  
Deferred revenue
    80.6       76.1  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    89.9       69.6  
Total current liabilities
    564.0       445.5  
                 
Long-term debt
    1,012.6       1,071.4  
Deferred revenue
    155.6       189.7  
Postretirement benefits and other long-term liabilities
    815.9       840.1  
Total liabilities
    2,548.1       2,546.7  
                 
Stockholders' deficit
               
  Common stock, par value $0.01 per share
    0.8       0.8  
Paid-in capital
    585.0       579.9  
Accumulated deficit
    (860.0 )     (901.7 )
  Treasury stock at cost, 5.5 million shares as of June 30, 2010 and
               
         5.4 million shares as of December 31, 2009
    (176.0 )     (174.8 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
               
      Defined benefit plans
    (99.8 )     (101.8 )
        Foreign currency translation adjustments
    29.4       37.4  
        Unrecognized gain on derivatives
    0.1       -  
Total AAM stockholders' deficit
    (520.5 )     (560.2 )
 Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries
    0.1       0.3  
Total stockholders’ deficit
    (520.4 )     (559.9 )
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit
  $ 2,027.7     $ 1,986.8  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements. 
 
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AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
   
Six months ended
 
   
June 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in millions)
 
Operating activities
           
Net income (loss)
  $ 41.5     $ (321.4 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
               
     Depreciation and amortization
    64.4       72.5  
     Asset impairments and related indirect inventory obsolescence
    8.7       151.7  
     Deferred income taxes
    -       (1.3 )
     Stock-based compensation
    4.9       7.5  
     Pensions and other postretirement benefits, net of contributions
     (16.3 )     (18.8 )
     Loss on retirement of equipment
    0.1       0.8  
     Changes in operating assets and liabilities
               
        Accounts receivable
    (43.0 )     128.4  
        AAM-GM Agreement receivable
    -       60.0  
        Inventories
    (26.6 )     6.6  
        Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    117.1       (121.2 )
        Deferred revenue
    (29.6 )     (22.3 )
        Other assets and liabilities
    43.7       31.1  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    164.9       (26.4 )
                 
Investing activities
               
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
    (36.9 )     (81.0 )
Purchase buyouts of leased equipment
    (7.4 )     -  
Proceeds from sale of equipment
    1.2       0.5  
Investment in joint venture
    -       (10.2 )
Redemption of short-term investments
    1.6       66.0  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (41.5 )     (24.7 )
                 
Financing activities
               
Net short-term borrowings (repayments) under revolving credit facilities
    (60.0 )     125.1  
Payments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
    (4.8 )     (4.9 )
Debt issuance costs
    (2.2 )     (2.7 )
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
    7.3       3.4  
Repurchase of treasury stock
    (1.3 )     (0.1 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    (61.0 )     120.8  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
    (1.8 )     3.9  
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
    60.6       73.6  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    178.1       198.8  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 238.7     $ 272.4  
                 
Supplemental cash flow information
               
     Interest paid
  $ 20.3     $ 38.0  
     Income taxes paid (refunds received)
  $ (45.1 )   $ 2.8  
 
            See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2010
(Unaudited)

1.      ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

  Organization  American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (Holdings) and its subsidiaries (collectively, we, our, us or AAM) is a Tier I supplier to the automotive industry.  We manufacture, engineer, design and validate driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and chassis modules for light trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles.  Driveline and drivetrain systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels.  Our driveline, drivetrain and related products include axles, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, driveheads, crankshafts, transmission parts and metal-formed products.  In addition to locations in the United States (U.S.) (Michigan, New York, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania), we have offices or facilities in Brazil, China, England, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, South Korea and Thailand.

  Basis of Presentation We have prepared the accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited but include all normal recurring adjustments, which we consider necessary for a fair presentation of the information set forth herein.  Results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full fiscal year.

  The balance sheet at December 31, 2009 presented herein has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) for complete consolidated financial statements.
 
  In order to prepare the accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements, we are required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures in our interim condensed consolidated financial statements.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

  For further information, refer to the audited consolidated financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.
 
2.  
RESTRUCTURING ACTIONS

  A summary of the restructuring related activity for the six months ended June 30, 2010 is shown below (in millions):

   
One-time
         
Indirect
   
Asset
   
Contract
       
   
Termination
   
Asset
   
Inventory
   
Retirement
   
Related
       
   
Benefits
   
Impairments
   
Obsolescence
   
Obligations
   
Costs
   
Total
 
Accrual as of December 31, 2009
  $ 8.0     $ -     $ -     $ 1.3     $ 21.3     $ 30.6  
    Charges
    -       8.4       0.3       0.1       -       8.8  
    Cash utilization
    (2.7 )     -       -       -       (3.6 )     (6.3 )
    Non-cash utilization
    -       (8.4 )     (0.3 )     -       -       (8.7 )
    Accrual adjustments
    (0.3 )     -       -       -       (2.0 )     (2.3 )
Accrual as of June 30, 2010
  $ 5.0     $ -     $ -     $ 1.4     $ 15.7     $ 22.1  

  In the second quarter of 2010, we recorded asset impairment charges and indirect inventory obsolescence of $8.7 million as a result of the announced closure of our Salem Manufacturing Facility.

  In the second quarter of 2010, we adjusted our operating plans and revised certain sourcing arrangements.  As a result, we elected to buy out and utilize certain leased assets that were previously determined to be permanently idled.  We paid $3.4 million to purchase these leased assets and recorded a reduction of cost of goods sold of $2.0 million to adjust the accrual that was originally recorded when these assets were idled.

         We expect to make payments of approximately $7 million during the remaining six months in 2010, $10 million in 2011 and $5 million in 2012 related to the remaining restructuring accrual.
 
 
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AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

3.  
SUPPLEMENTAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

          In conjunction with the 2008 labor agreements with the International United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), we accrued $18.0 million in 2008 related to supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB) to be paid to permanently idled associates during the contract period that expires in February 2012.

          In the second quarter of 2010, we reached resolution with the UAW on an arbitration ruling related to the transfer of certain production from the Detroit Manufacturing Complex to another AAM facility.  As a result, we concluded that we no longer expect any of our remaining UAW represented associates related to the 2008 labor agreements to be permanently idled for the remainder of the contract period.  Therefore, we revised our previous estimate of our SUB liability.  We recorded a reduction of cost of goods sold of $5.0 million to adjust the remaining SUB accrual based on these revised estimates.

4.  
INVENTORIES

 We state our inventories at the lower of cost or market.  The cost of worldwide inventories is determined using the FIFO method.  When we determine that our gross inventories exceed usage requirements, or if inventories become obsolete or otherwise not saleable, we record a provision for such loss as a component of our inventory accounts.

 Inventories consist of the following:
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in millions)
 
             
Raw materials and work-in-progress
  $ 126.5     $ 101.3  
Finished goods
    20.7       23.0  
Gross inventories
    147.2       124.3  
Inventory valuation reserves
    (30.6 )     (33.7 )
Inventories, net
  $ 116.6     $ 90.6  
 
 
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 AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)   
 
5.  
LONG-TERM DEBT

 Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in millions)
 
             
Revolving Credit Facility
  $ -     $ 60.0  
9.25% Notes, net of discount
    419.9       419.6  
7.875% Notes
    300.0       300.0  
5.25% Notes, net of discount
    249.9       249.9  
2.00% Convertible Notes
    0.4       0.4  
Foreign credit facilities
    35.4       34.1  
Capital lease obligations
    7.0       7.4  
Long-term debt
  $ 1,012.6     $ 1,071.4  

   As of June 30, 2010, the Revolving Credit Facility provided up to $296.3 million of revolving bank financing commitments through December 2011 and $243.2 million of such revolving bank financing commitments through June 2013.  At June 30, 2010, we had $262.5 million available under the Revolving Credit Facility.  This availability reflects a reduction of $33.8 million for standby letters of credit issued against the facility.

  The Revolving Credit Facility provides back-up liquidity for our foreign credit facilities.  We intend to use the availability of long-term financing under the Revolving Credit Facility to refinance any current maturities related to such debt agreements that are not otherwise refinanced on a long-term basis in their local markets.

 We utilize local currency credit facilities to finance the operations of certain foreign subsidiaries.  At June 30, 2010, $35.4 million was outstanding under these facilities and an additional $3.9 million was available.

 The weighted-average interest rate of our long-term debt outstanding at June 30, 2010 was 8.2% and 8.3% as of December 31, 2009.  The amount of accrued interest included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was $34.1 million and $14.6 million as of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.

6.  
DERIVATIVES

 Our business and financial results are affected by fluctuations in world financial markets, including interest rates and currency exchange rates.  Our hedging policy has been developed to manage these risks to an acceptable level based on management’s judgment of the appropriate trade-off between risk, opportunity and cost.  We do not hold financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes.

 Currency forward contracts  From time to time, we use foreign currency forward contracts to reduce the effects of fluctuations in exchange rates, primarily relating to the Mexican Peso.  As of June 30, 2010, we have forward contracts outstanding with a notional amount of $25.1 million that hedge our exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates for our payroll expenses.  There were no currency forward contracts in place as of December 31, 2009.

  Interest rate hedges  We are exposed to variable interest rates on certain credit facilities.  From time to time, we use interest rate hedging to reduce the effects of fluctuations in market interest rates.  As of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, no interest rate hedges were in place.

 The following table summarizes the reclassification of pre-tax derivative gains (losses) into net income (loss) from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):

     
Gain (Loss) Reclassified
 
Gain (Loss) Expected to be
 
    Location of Gain (Loss)
 
Three months ended
  Six months ended  
Reclassified
 
    Reclassified into
 
June 30,
  June 30,  
During the
 
    Net Income (Loss)
 
2010
   
2009
 
2010
    2009  
Next 12 Months
 
     
(in millions)
     
                                   
Currency forward contracts
Cost of Goods Sold
 
  $ -     $ (2.2 )   $ -     $ (4.6 )   $ 0.1  
Interest rate hedges
Interest Expense
 
    -       (1.0 )     -       (2.0 )     -  
 
 
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AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)  
 
7.  FAIR VALUE

 The fair value accounting guidance defines fair value as “the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.”  The definition is based on an exit price rather than an entry price, regardless of whether the entity plans to hold or sell the asset.  This guidance also establishes a fair value hierarchy to prioritize inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

·  
Level 1:  Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;
·  
Level 2:  Inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and
·  
Level 3:  Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

 Financial instruments   The estimated fair value of our financial assets and liabilities that are recognized at fair value on a recurring basis, using available market information and other observable data are as follows:
 
    June 30, 2010    
December 31, 2009
   
      Carrying Amount    
Fair Value
       Carrying Amount
 
 
Fair Value
 
Input
   
(in millions)
      (in millions)    
Balance Sheet Classification
 
 
                     
Cash equivalents
  $ 121.2     $ 121.2     $ 77.0     $ 77.0  
Level 1
Short-term investments
    2.8       2.8       4.2       4.2  
Level 2
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
                                 
     Currency forward contracts
    0.1       0.1       -       -  
Level 2
 
 In 2008, redemptions were temporarily suspended for certain money-market and other similar funds in which we invest.  We received $1.6 million in redemptions from these funds in the six months ended June 30, 2010.  As of June 30, 2010, we have classified the fair value of the remaining investments of $2.8 million as short-term investments on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  We expect to receive the remaining balance of our current holdings in these funds by December 31, 2010.
 
 The carrying value of our cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximates their fair values due to the short-term maturities of these instruments.  The carrying value of our borrowings under the foreign credit facilities approximates their fair value due to the frequent resetting of the interest rates.  We estimated the fair value of the amounts outstanding on our debt using available market information and other observable data, to be as follows:
 
   
June 30, 2010
    December 31, 2009    
   
Carrying  Amount
    Fair Value    
Carrying  Amount
    Fair Value    
Input
   
(in millions)
   
(in millions)
 
 
                           
Revolving Credit Facility
  $ -      $ -     $ 60.0      $ 57.0  
Level 2
9.25% Notes
    419.9       433.5       419.6       433.5  
Level 2
7.875% Notes
    300.0       259.5       300.0       258.0  
Level 2
5.25% Notes
    249.9       210.0       249.9       212.5  
Level 2
 
  Long-lived assets  In the second quarter of 2010, as part of our impairment analysis, we were required to measure the fair value of certain long-lived assets.  In this analysis we utilized the income approach, which determines fair value through a discounted cash flow analysis based on the assumptions a market participant would use in pricing these assets.  Significant inputs used by management when determining the fair value of long-lived assets for impairment include general economic conditions, future expected production volumes, product pricing and cost estimates, working capital and capital investment requirements, discount rates and estimated liquidation values.

  The following table summarizes impairments of long-lived assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis subsequent to initial recognition (in millions):
 
   
Fair Value Measurements using Level 3 Inputs
   
Asset impairment recorded in six months ended June 30, 2010
 
Balance Sheet Classification
           
Property, plant and equipment, net
  $ -     $ 7.6  
Other assets and deferred charges
    -       0.8  
 
 
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8.  
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

  The components of net periodic benefit cost are as follows:

   
Pension Benefits
 
   
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June 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
      2009  
   
(in millions)
 
                         
Service cost
  $ 1.3     $ 1.4     $ 2.5     $ 2.7  
Interest cost
    9.2       8.9       18.5       17.8  
Expected asset return
    (8.0 )     (7.5 )     (16.0 )     (15.4 )
Amortized loss
    0.6       0.2       1.2       0.6  
Curtailment
    -       0.2       -       (1.8 )
Special and contractual termination benefits
    -       2.1       -       2.5  
Net periodic benefit cost
  $ 3.1     $ 5.3     $ 6.2     $ 6.4  
       
   
Other Postretirement Benefits
 
   
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June 30,
   
June 30,
 
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
   
(in millions)
 
                                 
Service cost
  $ 0.2     $ 0.7     $ 0.5      $ 1.4  
Interest cost
    4.0       4.6       8.0        9.2  
Amortized gain
    (0.4 )     (0.7 )     (0.7 )      (1.2 )
Amortized prior service credit
    (0.7 )     (1.6 )     (1.5 )      (3.3 )
Curtailment
    -       (17.4 )     -        (20.5 )
Special and contractual termination benefits
    -       (0.7 )     -        (0.7 )
Net periodic benefit cost (credit)
  $ 3.1     $ (15.1 )   $ 6.3      $ (15.1 )

  We contributed $25.2 million to our pension trusts in the six months ended June 30, 2010, which represents substantially all of our 2010 pension funding requirements.  We expect our net cash outlay for other postretirement benefit obligations in 2010, net of GM cost sharing, to be approximately $15 million.
 
9.  
PRODUCT WARRANTIES

  We record a liability for estimated warranty obligations at the dates our product are sold.  These estimates are established using sales volumes and internal and external warranty data where there is no payment history and historical information about the average cost of warranty claims for customers with prior claims.  We adjust the liability as necessary.

  The following table provides a reconciliation of changes in the product warranty liability:

   
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June 30,
   
June 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in millions)
 
                         
Beginning balance
  $ 2.0     $ 2.5     $ 2.1     $ 2.6  
Accruals
    0.2       -       0.4       0.1  
        Settlements
    (0.1 )     -       (0.2 )     (0.1 )
Adjustment to prior period accruals
    (0.1 )     (0.3 )     (0.2 )     (0.4 )
        Foreign currency translation and other
    -       0.2       (0.1 )     0.2  
Ending balance
  $ 2.0     $ 2.4     $ 2.0     $ 2.4  

 
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10.  
INCOME TAXES

  We are required to adjust our effective tax rate each quarter to consistently estimate our annual effective tax rate.  We must also record the tax impact of certain discrete items, unusual or infrequently occurring, including changes in judgment about valuation allowances and effects of changes in tax laws or rates, in the interim period in which they occur.  In addition, jurisdictions with a projected loss for the year or a year-to-date loss where no tax benefit can be recognized are excluded from the estimated annual effective tax rate.  The impact of such an exclusion could result in a higher or lower effective tax rate during a particular quarter, based upon the mix and timing of actual earnings versus annual projections.

  Income tax expense was $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $4.4 million in the first six months of 2010 as compared to $6.5 million in the second quarter of 2009 and $2.3 million in the first six months of 2009.  Our effective income tax rate was 8.4% in the second quarter of 2010 and 9.5% in the first six months of 2010 as compared to negative 2.3% in the second quarter of 2009 and negative 0.7% in the first six months of 2009.  Our income tax expense and effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 reflected the effect of recording a valuation allowance against income tax benefits on U.S. losses.
 
  In the first quarter of 2010, we received a $48.8 million refund as a result of the Worker, Homeownership and Business Act of 2009 which extended our 2008 net operating loss carryback period to 2003.

          As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, our deferred tax asset decreased by approximately $11 million.  As we have previously recorded a valuation allowance against our U.S. deferred tax assets, there was no net impact to income tax expense or our net deferred tax assets.
 
11.  
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

  Comprehensive income (loss) consists of the following:

   
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June 30,
   
June 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in millions)
 
                         
Net income (loss)
  $ 25.3     $ (288.7 )   $ 41.5     $ (321.4 )
Defined benefit plans, net of tax
    (0.3 )     (25.4 )     2.0       (15.4 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax
    (2.8 )     22.0       (8.0 )     22.4  
Change in derivatives, net of tax
    0.1       4.4       0.1       6.8  
Comprehensive income (loss)
  $ 22.3     $ (287.7 )   $ 35.6     $ (307.6 )
       Net loss attributable to the  noncontrolling interests
    0.1       0.1       0.2       0.1  
Foreign currency translation adjustments related to noncontrolling interests
    (0.1 )     -       -       (0.2 )
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to AAM
  $ 22.3     $ (287.6 )   $ 35.8     $ (307.7 )

 
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12.  
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE (EPS)

  The following table sets forth the computation of our basic and diluted EPS:
 
   
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June 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(in millions, except per share data)
 
Numerator
                       
Net income (loss) attributable to AAM
  $ 25.4     $ (288.6 )   $ 41.7     $ (321.3 )
                                 
Denominator
                               
Basic shares outstanding -
                               
   Weighted-average shares outstanding
    71.5       55.5       71.5       55.5  
                                 
Effect of dilutive securities
                               
   Dilutive stock-based compensation
    0.1       -       0.1       -  
   Dilutive warrants
    2.9       -       2.9       -  
                                 
Diluted shares outstanding -
                               
   Adjusted weighted-average shares after assumed conversions
    74.5       55.5       74.5       55.5  
                                 
Basic EPS
  $ 0.36     $ (5.20 )   $ 0.58     $ (5.79 )
                                 
Diluted EPS
  $ 0.34     $ (5.20 )   $ 0.56     $ (5.79 )
 
 There were no potentially dilutive shares as of June 30, 2009.

 Certain exercisable stock options were excluded in the computations of diluted EPS because the exercise price of these options was greater than the average period market prices.  The number of stock options outstanding, which were not included in the calculation of diluted EPS, was 4.8 million at June 30, 2010 and 6.0 million at June 30, 2009.  The ranges of exercise prices related to the excluded exercisable stock options were $10.08 - $40.83 at June 30, 2010 and $2.81 - $40.83 at June 30, 2009.
 
 
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13.  
SUPPLEMENTAL GUARANTOR CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – 7.875% NOTES, 5.25% NOTES AND 2.00% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

  Holdings has no significant assets other than its 100% ownership in AAM, Inc. and no direct subsidiaries other than AAM, Inc.  Holdings fully and unconditionally guarantees the 5.25% Notes and 7.875% Notes, which are senior unsecured obligations of AAM, Inc.  The 2.00% Convertible Notes are senior unsecured obligations of Holdings and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by AAM, Inc.
 
  The following Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements are included in lieu of providing separate financial statements for Holdings and AAM, Inc. These Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements are prepared under the equity method of accounting whereby the investments in subsidiaries are recorded at cost and adjusted for the parent’s share of the subsidiaries’ cumulative results of operations, capital contributions and distributions, and other equity changes.

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
                         
Three months ended, June 30,
(in millions)
                             
   
Holdings
   
AAM Inc.
   
All Others
   
Elims
   
Consolidated
 
2010
                             
Net sales
                             
    External
  $ -     $ 136.7     $ 422.9     $ -     $ 559.6  
    Intercompany
    -       7.4       45.1       (52.5 )     -  
Total net sales
    -       144.1       468.0       (52.5 )     559.6  
Cost of goods sold
    -       134.0       379.2       (52.5 )     460.7  
Gross profit
    -       10.1       88.8       -       98.9  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    -       44.5       4.0       -       48.5  
Operating income (loss)
    -       (34.4 )     84.8       -       50.4  
Non-operating expense, net
    -       (22.0 )     (0.7 )     -       (22.7 )
Income (loss) before income taxes
    -       (56.4 )     84.1       -       27.7  
Income tax expense
    -       0.5       1.9       -       2.4  
Earnings from equity in subsidiaries
    25.4       62.5       -       (87.9 )     -  
Net income before royalties and dividends
    25.4       5.6       82.2       (87.9 )     25.3  
Royalties and dividends
    -       19.8       (19.8 )     -       -  
Net income after royalties and dividends
    25.4       25.4       62.4       (87.9 )     25.3  
    Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    -       -       0.1       -       0.1  
Net income attributable to AAM
  $ 25.4     $ 25.4     $ 62.5     $ (87.9 )   $ 25.4  
 
2009
                                       
Net sales
                                       
    External
  $ -     $ 111.5     $ 134.1     $ -     $ 245.6  
    Intercompany
    -       5.4       14.8       (20.2 )     -  
Total net sales
    -       116.9       148.9       (20.2 )     245.6  
Cost of goods sold
    -       269.9       211.0       (20.2 )     460.7  
Gross loss
    -       (153.0 )     (62.1 )     -       (215.1 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    -       43.5       2.0       -       45.5  
Operating loss
    -       (196.5 )     (64.1 )     -       (260.6 )
Non-operating expense, net
    -       (20.1 )     (1.5 )     -       (21.6 )
Loss before income taxes
    -       (216.6 )     (65.6 )     -       (282.2 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
    -       7.3       (0.8 )     -       6.5  
Loss from equity in subsidiaries
    (288.6 )     (69.8 )     -       358.4       -  
Net loss before royalties and dividends
    (288.6 )     (293.7 )     (64.8 )     358.4       (288.7 )
Royalties and dividends
    -       5.1       (5.1 )     -       -  
Net loss after royalties and dividends
    (288.6 )     (288.6 )     (69.9 )     358.4       (288.7 )
    Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    -       -       0.1       -       0.1  
Net loss attributable to AAM
  $ (288.6 )   $ (288.6 )   $ (69.8 )   $ 358.4     $ (288.6 )


 
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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
                         
Six months ended, June 30,
(in millions)
                             
   
Holdings
   
AAM Inc.
   
All Others
   
Elims
   
Consolidated
 
2010
                             
Net sales
                             
    External
  $ -     $ 255.0     $ 826.5     $ -     $ 1,081.5  
    Intercompany
    -       14.4       84.5       (98.9 )     -  
Total net sales
    -       269.4       911.0       (98.9 )     1,081.5  
Cost of goods sold
    -       262.7       731.5       (98.9 )     895.3  
Gross profit
    -       6.7       179.5       -       186.2  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    -       86.3       7.5       -       93.8  
Operating income (loss)
    -       (79.6 )     172.0       -       92.4  
Non-operating expense, net
    -       (44.5 )     (2.0 )     -       (46.5 )
Income (loss) before income taxes
    -       (124.1 )     170.0       -       45.9  
Income tax expense
    -       0.2       4.2       -       4.4  
Earnings from equity in subsidiaries
    41.7       127.5       -       (169.2 )     -  
Net income before royalties and dividends
    41.7       3.2       165.8       (169.2 )     41.5  
Royalties and dividends
    -       38.5       (38.5 )     -       -  
Net income after royalties and dividends
    41.7       41.7       127.3       (169.2 )     41.5  
    Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    -       -       0.2       -       0.2  
Net income attributable to AAM
  $ 41.7     $ 41.7     $ 127.5     $ (169.2 )   $ 41.7  
 
2009
                                       
Net sales
                                       
    External
  $ -     $ 293.1     $ 354.9     $ -     $ 648.0  
    Intercompany
    -       13.0       43.2       (56.2 )     -  
Total net sales
    -       306.1       398.1       (56.2 )     648.0  
Cost of goods sold
    -       457.7       434.5       (56.2 )     836.0  
Gross loss
    -       (151.6 )     (36.4 )     -       (188.0 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    -       84.6       4.7       -       89.3  
Operating loss
    -       (236.2 )     (41.1 )     -       (277.3 )
Non-operating expense, net
    -       (40.8 )     (1.0 )     -       (41.8 )
Loss before income taxes
    -       (277.0 )     (42.1 )     -       (319.1 )
Income tax expense
    -       1.6       0.7       -       2.3  
Loss from equity in subsidiaries
    (321.3 )     (57.4 )     -       378.7       -  
Net loss before royalties and dividends
    (321.3 )     (336.0 )     (42.8 )     378.7       (321.4 )
Royalties and dividends
    -       14.7       (14.7 )     -       -  
Net loss after royalties and dividends
    (321.3 )     (321.3 )     (57.5 )     378.7       (321.4 )
    Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    -       -       0.1       -       0.1  
Net loss attributable to AAM
  $ (321.3 )   $ (321.3 )   $ (57.4 )   $ 378.7     $ (321.3 )
 
 
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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets
(in millions)
                             
   
Holdings
   
AAM Inc.
   
All Others
   
Elims
   
Consolidated
 
June 30, 2010
                             
Assets
                             
Current assets
                             
     Cash and cash equivalents
  $ -     $ 56.1     $ 182.6     $ -     $ 238.7  
     Short-term investments
    -       -       2.8       -       2.8  
     Accounts receivable, net
    -       29.3       143.1       -       172.4  
     Inventories, net
    -       30.4       86.2       -       116.6  
     Other current assets
    -       32.1       33.1       -       65.2  
Total current assets
    -       147.9       447.8       -       595.7  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    -       270.8       651.8       -       922.6  
Goodwill
    -       -       147.8       -       147.8  
Other assets and deferred charges
    -       294.7       66.9       -       361.6  
Investment in subsidiaries
    -       846.6       -       (846.6 )     -  
Total assets
  $ -     $ 1,560.0     $ 1,314.3     $ (846.6 )   $ 2,027.7  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)
                                       
Current liabilities
                                       
     Accounts payable
  $ -     $ 82.2     $ 205.4     $ -     $ 287.6  
     Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    -       206.1       70.3       -       276.4  
Total current liabilities
    -       288.3       275.7       -       564.0  
Intercompany payable (receivable)
    319.9       (389.3 )     69.4       -       -  
Long-term debt
    0.4       969.8       42.4       -       1,012.6  
Investment in subsidiaries obligation
    200.2       -       -       (200.2 )     -  
Other long-term liabilities
    -       891.4       80.1       -       971.5  
Total liabilities
    520.5       1,760.2       467.6       (200.2 )     2,548.1  
Total AAM stockholders’ equity (deficit)
    (520.5 )     (200.2 )     846.6       (646.4 )     (520.5 )
     Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries
    -