Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Investments (Tables)

Investments (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract]  
Investments in Marketable Securities

The Company may invest a portion of its cash reserves in marketable debt securities. These investments are reported in Short-term investments in marketable securities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The following is a summary of the fair values, which were equal to the amortized costs, of the Company's available-for-sale securities, all due in one year or less, as of December 31, 2023 and 2022.
(in millions) December 31, 2023 December 31, 2022
Commercial Paper $   $ 3.7 
U.S. Treasury Bills 0.8  0.8 
Total available-for-sale-securities $ 0.8  $ 4.5 

The Company had $3.8 million, $56.4 million and $55.9 million of maturities of available-for-sale securities in 2023, 2022, and 2021, respectively.

Equity Investments

The Company has certain unconsolidated international and domestic affiliates that are accounted for using the equity method. The equity method is applied in situations in which the Company has the ability to exercise significant influence, but not control, over the investees. Management reviews equity investments for impairment whenever indicators are present, suggesting that the carrying value of an investment is not recoverable. The following items are examples of impairment indicators: significant, sustained declines in an investee’s revenue, earnings, and cash flow trends; adverse market conditions of the investee’s industry or geographic area; the investee’s inability to execute its operating plan; the investee’s inability to continue operations measured by several items, including liquidity; and other factors. Once an impairment indicator is identified, management uses considerable judgment to determine if the decline in value is other-than-temporary. If the decline in value is determined to be other-than-temporary, then the equity investment is written down to its estimated fair value. Such a write down could negatively impact reported results of operations.

The Company has a 50 percent interest in TN-BC Holdings LLC (the Joint Venture), which is a joint venture accounted for as an equity method investment, between the Company and TechNexus Holdings LLC formed in 2017. During the year ended December 31, 2023, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $19.2 million due to a decline in the fair value of its investment in the Joint Venture, as a result of a reduction in value of certain of the Joint Venture's underlying investments. The impairment charge is included in Equity (loss) earnings in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The Company has a 50 percent interest in a Japanese manufacturing company, Tohatsu Marine Corporation (TMC), which is accounted for as an equity method investment. The Company purchases engines from TMC, which are sold mostly in international markets. The Company reported a net amount payable to TMC of $15.5 million and $43.1 million as of December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively, within Accounts payable in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Purchases from TMC were $80.2 million, $137.7 million and $135.1 million in 2023, 2022, and 2021, respectively.
Refer to Note 8 – Financing Joint Venture for more details on the Company’s Brunswick Acceptance Company, LLC joint venture.