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DANA HOLDING CORP Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 24, 2011 | About:
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DANA HOLDING CORP (DAN) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Dana Holdings Corp. has a market cap of $2.5 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.69 with and P/S ratio of 0.5. Hedge Fund Gurus that owns DAN: Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Capital, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Stanley Druckenmiller of Duquesne Capital Management, LLC, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns DAN: Donald Smith of Donald Smith & Co., John Keeley of Keeley Fund Management, Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Acquisitions and Divestitures Dongfeng Dana Axle In June 2007, our subsidiary Dana Mauritius Limited (Dana Mauritius) purchased 4% of the registered capital of Dongfeng Dana Axle Co., Ltd. (DDAC), a commercial vehicle axle manufacturer in China formerly known as Dongfeng Axle Co., Ltd., from Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (Dongfeng Motor) and certain of its affiliates for $5. Our subsidiary, Dana Hong Kong agreed, subject to certain conditions, to purchase Dana Mauritius 4% interest and, subject to certain conditions, to purchase an additional 46% equity interest in DDAC. We signed a definitive agreement to increase our investment in DDAC in February 2011. We expect that the increase in our investment will occur in the second quarter of 2011, at which time we expect to make a payment approximating $120.

Structural Products business In December 2009, we signed an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of our Structural Products business to Metalsa S.A. de C.V. (Metalsa), the largest vehicle frame and structures supplier in Mexico. We completed the sale in 2010 for a selling price of $147. We received cash proceeds of $118 during 2010 and expect to receive all but $1 of the remainder in 2011. Following the recognition of $150 of impairment and accrual of $11 of transaction expense in the fourth quarter of 2009, we recorded an additional $3 of loss in 2010 as a result of reducing the selling price and recorded additional tax expense of $3 in 2010.

During the latter part of 2008 and early 2009, we evaluated a number of strategic options in our non-driveline light vehicle businesses. We incurred costs of $5 and $10 during 2009 and 2008 in connection with the evaluation of these strategic options, primarily for professional fees, which we recorded in other income, net.

Other agreements In August 2007, we executed an agreement relating to two joint ventures with GETRAG Getriebe-und Zahnradfabrik Hermann Hagenmeyer GmbH & Cie KG (GETRAG). This agreement included the grant of a call option to GETRAG to acquire our interests in these joint ventures for $75 and our payment of GETRAG claims of $11 under certain conditions. We recorded the $11 claim in liabilities subject to compromise and as an expense in other income, net in the second quarter of 2007. In September 2008, we amended our agreement with GETRAG and reduced the call option purchase price to $60, extended the call option exercise period to September 2009 and eliminated the $11 liability. As a result of the reduced call price, we recorded an asset impairment charge of $15 in the third quarter of 2008 in equity in earnings of affiliates. Following the expiration of the call in September 2009, we began recognizing our interest in the results of GETRAG as equity in earnings of affiliates.

Sales reported by our non-U.S. subsidiaries comprised $3,434 of our 2010 consolidated sales of $6,109. A summary of sales and long-lived assets by geographic region can be found in Note 20 to our consolidated financial statements in Item 8.

We engage in ongoing engineering and research and development activities to improve the reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of our existing products and to design and develop innovative products that meet customer requirements for new applications. We are integrating related operations to create a more innovative environment, speed product development, maximize efficiency and improve communication and information sharing among our research and development operations. At December 31, 2010, we had five major technical centers with additional research and development activities carried out at ten additional sites. Our research and development costs were $50 in 2010, $44 in 2009 and $60 for the full year of 2008. Total engineering expenses including research and development were $132 in 2010, $119 in 2009 and $193 for the full year of 2008.

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