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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2012.

 

Commission file number:  0-20206

 

PERCEPTRON, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Michigan

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

38-2381442

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

47827 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, Michigan

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

48170-2461

(Zip Code)

 

(734) 414-6100

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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 ¨

 

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 þ

No ¨

 

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 the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one):

 

 

Large accelerated filer¨

Accelerated filer¨

Non-accelerated filer¨

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting companyþ

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ¨

Noþ 

 

The number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of February 7, 2013, was:

 

 

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

8,536,797

Class

 

Number of shares

 

1


 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Page
Number

COVER 

1

INDEX 

2

PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

 

Item 1.  Financial Statements 

3

Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 

12

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 

18

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures 

18

PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION 

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors 

18

Item 6.  Exhibits 

18

SIGNATURES 

19

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PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

June 30,

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amount)

 

2012

 

2012

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

13,224 

 

$

12,984 

Short-term investments

 

 

10,640 

 

 

11,227 

Receivables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billed receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

12,633 

 

 

14,922 

of $305 and $263, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unbilled receivables

 

 

650 

 

 

550 

Other receivables

 

 

404 

 

 

510 

Inventories, net of reserves of $1,208 and $1,200, respectively

 

 

6,576 

 

 

5,396 

Deferred taxes

 

 

2,456 

 

 

2,456 

Net assets of discontinued operations

 

 

52 

 

 

1,365 

Other current assets

 

 

1,259 

 

 

1,063 

Total current assets

 

 

47,894 

 

 

50,473 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building and land

 

 

6,428 

 

 

6,398 

Machinery and equipment

 

 

13,363 

 

 

12,819 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

1,135 

 

 

1,014 

 

 

 

20,926 

 

 

20,231 

Less  -  Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

(15,302)

 

 

(14,734)

Net property and equipment

 

 

5,624 

 

 

5,497 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term Investments

 

 

2,192 

 

 

2,192 

Deferred Tax Asset

 

 

8,881 

 

 

8,647 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

64,591 

 

$

66,809 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

1,709 

 

$

1,519 

Accrued liabilities and expenses

 

 

2,109 

 

 

1,901 

Accrued compensation

 

 

1,342 

 

 

1,265 

Net liabilities of discontinued operations

 

 

300 

 

 

1,443 

Income taxes payable

 

 

968 

 

 

610 

Deferred revenue

 

 

5,938 

 

 

7,812 

Total current liabilities

 

 

12,366 

 

 

14,550 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock - no par value, authorized 1,000 shares, issued none

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 19,000 shares, issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

and outstanding 8,519 and 8,402, respectively

 

 

85 

 

 

84 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(100)

 

 

(893)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

36,734 

 

 

38,401 

Retained earnings

 

 

15,506 

 

 

14,667 

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

52,225 

 

 

52,259 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

$

64,591 

 

$

66,809 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales

 

$

13,229 

 

$

16,217 

 

$

25,377 

 

$

25,362 

Cost of Sales

 

 

8,030 

 

 

8,561 

 

 

14,581 

 

 

15,004 

Gross Profit

 

 

5,199 

 

 

7,656 

 

 

10,796 

 

 

10,358 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

3,456 

 

 

3,407 

 

 

6,819 

 

 

6,647 

Engineering, research and development

 

 

1,593 

 

 

1,309 

 

 

3,150 

 

 

2,636 

Total operating expenses

 

 

5,049 

 

 

4,716 

 

 

9,969 

 

 

9,283 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income

 

 

150 

 

 

2,940 

 

 

827 

 

 

1,075 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income and (Expenses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

32 

 

 

65 

 

 

76 

 

 

131 

Foreign currency gain (loss)

 

 

(304)

 

 

(143)

 

 

(158)

 

 

(285)

Other

 

 

 

 

157 

 

 

 

 

157 

Total other income (expense)

 

 

(267)

 

 

79 

 

 

(77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

 

 

(117)

 

 

3,019 

 

 

750 

 

 

1,078 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Tax Benefit (Expense)

 

 

301 

 

 

(898)

 

 

63 

 

 

(151)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

 

 

184 

 

 

2,121 

 

 

813 

 

 

927 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litigation Settlement from Forest Products Business Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

net of $27 and $493 of taxes, respectively (Note 12)

 

 

 -

 

 

(52)

 

 

 -

 

 

(1,009)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Products Business Unit (net of $166 tax benefit,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$13 of tax expense and $202 of tax benefit, respectively) (Note 12)

 

 

 -

 

 

(323)

 

 

26 

 

 

(396)

Total discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

(375)

 

 

26 

 

 

(1,405)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

184 

 

$

1,746 

 

$

839 

 

$

(478)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.02 

 

$

0.25 

 

$

0.10 

 

$

0.11 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

(0.05)

 

 

 -

 

 

(0.17)

Net income (loss)

 

$

0.02 

 

$

0.20 

 

$

0.10 

 

$

(0.06)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.02 

 

$

0.25 

 

$

0.10 

 

$

0.11 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

(0.05)

 

 

 -

 

 

(0.17)

Net income (loss)

 

$

0.02 

 

$

0.20 

 

$

0.10 

 

$

(0.06)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

8,505 

 

 

8,421 

 

 

8,464 

 

 

8,470 

Dilutive effect of stock options

 

 

64 

 

 

110 

 

 

77 

 

 

 -

Diluted

 

 

8,569 

 

 

8,531 

 

 

8,541 

 

 

8,470 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME STATEMENT

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

(In Thousands)

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

184 

 

$

1,746 

 

$

839 

 

$

(478)

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

379 

 

 

(769)

 

 

793 

 

 

(1,625)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

$

563 

 

$

977 

 

$

1,632 

 

$

(2,103)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

(In Thousands)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

839 

 

$

(478)

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

 

 

(26)

 

 

1,405 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided from  

 

 

 

 

 

 

(used for) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

323 

 

 

316 

Stock compensation expense

 

 

91 

 

 

145 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(261)

 

 

(462)

Disposal of assets and other

 

 

(407)

 

 

50 

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

(3)

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables, net

 

 

2,470 

 

 

(370)

Inventories

 

 

(1,093)

 

 

(187)

Accounts payable

 

 

760 

 

 

1,225 

Other current assets and liabilities

 

 

(1,536)

 

 

(1,789)

Net cash provided from (used for) operating activities-continuing operations

 

 

1,157 

 

 

(144)

Net cash used for operating activities-discontinued operations

 

 

(641)

 

 

(2,730)

Net cash provided from (used for) operating activities

 

 

516 

 

 

(2,874)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from stock plans

 

 

367 

 

 

175 

Repurchase of company stock

 

 

 -

 

 

(1,349)

Payment of cash dividend

 

 

(2,124)

 

 

 -

Net cash used for financing activities

 

 

(1,757)

 

 

(1,174)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of short-term investments

 

 

(9,031)

 

 

(12,778)

Sales of short-term investments

 

 

9,913 

 

 

14,946 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(430)

 

 

(403)

Proceeds from sale of Commercial Products Business Unit assets (Note 12)

 

 

838 

 

 

 -

Net cash provided from investing activities

 

 

1,290 

 

 

1,765 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

191 

 

 

(350)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

240 

 

 

(2,633)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, July 1

 

 

12,984 

 

 

12,105 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, December 31

 

$

13,224 

 

$

9,472 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

1.            Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s  2012 Annual Report on  Form 10-K.  Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year’s financial statements to conform with the fiscal year 2013 presentation.  In the opinion of management, the unaudited information furnished herein reflects all adjustments necessary, including restatements for discontinued operations (see Note 12 below), for a fair presentation of the financial statements for the periods presented. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for a full year.

 

2.            New Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-05 to provide guidance on the presentation of comprehensive income.  The new guidance eliminates the option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity.  Instead, an entity is required to present either a continuous statement of net income and other comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements.  The new guidance also required entities to present reclassification adjustments out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component in both the statement in which net income is presented and the statement in which other comprehensive income is presented. This guidance was amended in December 2011 when the FASB issued guidance which indefinitely defers presentation of reclassification adjustments. The Company adopted this guidance beginning July 1, 2012.  Adoption of this new guidance resulted only in changes to the presentation of the Company’s financial statements. 

 

3.            Revenue Recognition

 

Revenue related to products is recognized upon shipment when title and risk of loss has passed to the customer, there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, the sales price is fixed or determinable, collection of the related receivable is reasonably assured and customer acceptance criteria have been successfully demonstrated.  Revenue related to services is recognized upon completion of the service. 

 

The Company also has multiple element arrangements in its Automated Systems product line that may include purchase of equipment, labor support and/or training.  Each element has value on a stand-alone basis.  For multiple element arrangements, the Company defers from revenue recognition the greater of the fair value of any undelivered elements of the contract or the portion of the sales price of the contract that is not payable until the undelivered elements are completed.  Delivered items are not contingent upon the delivery of any undelivered items nor do the delivered items include general rights of return. 

 

When available, the Company allocates arrangement consideration to each element in a multiple element arrangement based upon vendor specific objective evidence (“VSOE”) of fair value of the respective elements.  When VSOE cannot be established, the Company attempts to establish the selling price of each element based on relevant third-party evidence.  Because the Company’s products contain a significant level of proprietary technology, customization or differentiation such that comparable pricing of products with similar functionality cannot be obtained, the Company uses, in these cases, its best estimate of selling price (“BESP”).  The Company determines the BESP for a product or service by considering multiple factors including, but not limited to, pricing practices, internal costs, geographies and gross margin.

 

The Company’s Automated Systems products are made to order systems that are designed and configured to meet each customer’s specific requirements.  Timing for the delivery of each element in the arrangement is primarily determined by the customer’s requirements and the number of elements ordered.  Delivery of all of the multiple elements in an order will typically occur over a three to 15 month period after the order is received.

 

The Company does not have price protection agreements or requirements to buy back inventory.  The Company’s history demonstrates that sales returns have been insignificant.

 

4.            Financial Instruments

 

For a discussion on the Company’s fair value measurement policies for Financial Instruments, refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

 

The Company has not changed its valuation techniques in measuring the fair value of any financial assets and liabilities during the period.

 

The following table presents the Company’s investments at December 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012 that are measured and recorded at fair value on a recurring basis consistent with the fair value hierarchy provisions of ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (in thousands).  The fair value of the Company’s investments approximates their cost basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

December 31, 2012

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Mutual funds

$

22 

 

$

22 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Fixed deposits and certificates of deposit

 

6,143 

 

 

 -

 

 

6,143 

 

 

 -

Variable rate demand notes

 

2,475 

 

 

 -

 

 

2,475 

 

 

 -

Repurchase agreements

 

2,000 

 

 

 -

 

 

2,000 

 

 

 -

Total

$

10,640 

 

$

22 

 

$

10,618 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

June 30, 2012

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Mutual funds

$

64 

 

$

64 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Fixed deposits and certificates of deposit

 

6,603 

 

 

 -

 

 

6,603 

 

 

 -

Variable rate demand notes

 

2,560 

 

 

 -

 

 

2,560 

 

 

 -

Repurchase agreements

 

2,000 

 

 

 -

 

 

2,000 

 

 

 -

Total

$

11,227 

 

$

64 

 

$

11,163 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fair value estimates are made at a specific point in time based on relevant market information and information about the financial instrument. These estimates are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters of significant judgment and therefore, cannot be determined with precision. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect these estimates.

 

5.            Inventory

 

Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or market.  The cost of inventory is determined by the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method.  The Company provides a reserve for obsolescence to recognize the effects of engineering change orders, age and use of inventory that affect the value of the inventory.  When the related inventory is disposed of, the obsolescence reserve is reduced.  A detailed review of the inventory is performed annually with quarterly updates for known changes that have occurred since the annual review.  Inventory, net of reserves of $1,208,000 and $1,200,000 at December  31, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively, is comprised of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

June 30,

Inventory

2012

 

2012

Component parts

$

2,996 

 

$

2,373 

Work in process

 

363 

 

 

307 

Finished goods

 

3,217 

 

 

2,716 

Total

$

6,576 

 

$

5,396 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.Short-Term and Long-Term Investments

 

The Company accounts for its investments in accordance with ASC 320, “Investments – Debt and Equity Securities.”   Investments with a maturity of greater than three months to one year are classified as short-term investments. Investments with maturities beyond one year may be classified as short-term if the Company reasonably expects the investment to be realized in cash or sold or consumed during the normal operating cycle of the business. The Company accounts for its short-term investments as available for sale recorded at market value using the specific identification method. Investments expected to be held to maturity are measured at amortized cost in the statement of financial position if it is the Company’s intent and ability to hold those investments  to maturity. Each balance sheet date, the Company evaluates its investments for possible other-than-temporary impairment which involves significant judgment. In making this judgment, management reviews factors such as the length of time and extent to which fair value has been below the cost basis, the anticipated recovery period, the financial condition of the issuer, the credit rating of the instrument and if the Company intends to sell or if it is more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell before recovery of the cost basis. Any unrealized gains and losses on securities are reported as other comprehensive income as a separate component of shareholders’ equity until realized or until a decline in fair value is determined to be other than temporary. Once a decline in fair value is determined to be other-than-temporary, an impairment charge is recorded in the income statement. If market, industry, and/or investee conditions deteriorate, future impairments may be incurred.

 

At December 31, 2012, the Company had $6.1 million of short-term investments in time deposits or certificates of deposit,  $2.5 million in variable rate demand notes and $2.0 million in  repurchase agreements.

 

At December 31, 2012, the Company held long-term investments in preferred stock investments that are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The Company estimated that the fair market value of these investments at December 31, 2012 exceeded the $2.2 million recorded value, based on observable market activity and an internal valuation model which included the use of a discounted cash flow model. The fair market analysis considered the following key inputs, (i) the underlying structure of each security; (ii) the present value of the future principal and dividend payments discounted at rates considered to reflect current market conditions; and (iii) the time horizon that

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the market value of each security could return to its cost and be sold. Under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements”, such valuation assumptions are defined as Level 3 inputs. 

 

7.            Foreign Exchange Contracts

 

The Company may use, from time to time, a limited hedging program to minimize the impact of foreign currency fluctuations.  These transactions have involved the use of forward contracts that typically mature within one year and were designed to hedge anticipated foreign currency transactions. 

 

At December 31, 2012 and 2011 the Company had no forward exchange contracts outstanding.    

 

8.            Credit Facilities    

 

The Company had no debt outstanding at December 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

 

The Company has a $6.0 million secured credit agreement with Comerica Bank (“Credit Agreement”), which expires on November 1, 2014.  Proceeds under the Credit Agreement may be used for working capital and capital expenditures.  Security under the Credit Agreement is substantially all non-real estate assets of the Company held in the United States.  Borrowings are designated as a Libor-based Advance or as a Prime-based Advance if the Libor-based Advance is not available.  Interest on Libor-based Advances is calculated at 2.35% above the Libor Rate offered at the time for the period chosen, and is payable on the last day of the applicable period.  Quarterly, the Company pays a commitment fee of 0.15% per annum on the average daily unused portion of the revolving credit commitment.  The Credit Agreement requires the Company to maintain a minimum Tangible Net Worth, as defined in the Credit Agreement.   Beginning August 30, 2012, the Credit Agreement requires a Tangible Net Worth of not less than $33.2 million.  The Company was in compliance with this financial covenant at December 31, 2012.  The Credit Agreement also requires the Company to have no advances outstanding for 30 days (which need not be consecutive) during each calendar year.  The Credit Agreement allows the Company to declare and pay dividends of up to $2.8 million in fiscal 2013 and up to $1.8 million for each fiscal year thereafter provided the Company maintains a minimum Tangible Net Worth as defined in the Credit Agreement. 

 

At December 31, 2012, the Company's German subsidiary (GmbH) had an unsecured credit facility totaling 350,000 Euros (equivalent to approximately $463,000).  The facility allows 100,000 Euros to be used to finance working capital needs and equipment purchases or capital leases bearing an interest rate of 7.44%.  The facility allows up to 250,000 Euros to be used for providing bank guarantees bearing an interest rate of 2.0%.  The German credit facility is cancelable at any time by either GmbH or the bank and any amounts then outstanding would become immediately due and payable.  

 

9.            Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company uses the Black-Scholes model for determining stock option valuations.  The Black-Scholes model requires subjective assumptions, including future stock price volatility and expected time to exercise, which affect the calculated values.  The expected term of option exercises is derived from historical data regarding employee exercises and post-vesting employment termination behavior.  The risk-free rate of return is based on published U.S. Treasury rates in effect for the corresponding expected term.  The expected volatility is based on historical volatility of the Company’s stock price.  These factors could change in the future, which would affect the stock-based compensation expense in future periods. 

 

The Company recognized operating expense for non-cash stock-based compensation costs in the amount of $42,000 and $77,000 in the three and six months ended December 31, 2012, respectively.  The Company recognized operating expense for non-cash stock-based compensation costs in the amount of $66,000 and $145,000 in the three and six months ended December 31, 2011, respectively.  As of December 31, 2012, the total remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested stock options amounted to $498,000.  The Company expects to recognize this cost over a weighted average vesting period of 3.19 years.

 

The Company maintains a 1992 Stock Option Plan (“1992 Plan”) and 1998 Global Team Member Stock Option Plan (“1998 Plan”) covering substantially all company employees and certain other key persons and a Directors Stock Option Plan (“Directors Plan”) covering all non-employee directors.  During fiscal 2005, shareholders approved a new 2004 Stock Incentive Plan that replaced the 1992 and Directors Plans as to future grants.  No further grants are permitted to be made under the terms of the 1998 Plan.  Options previously granted under the 1992, Directors and 1998 Plans will continue to be maintained until all options are exercised, cancelled or expire.  The 2004, 1992 and Directors Plans are administered by a committee of the Board of Directors, the Management Development, Compensation and Stock Option Committee.  The 1998 Plan is administered by the President of the Company. 

 

Awards under the 2004 Stock Incentive Plan may be in the form of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock or restricted stock units, performance share awards, director stock purchase rights and deferred stock units; or any combination thereof.  The terms of the awards will be determined by the Management Development, Compensation and Stock Option Committee, except as otherwise specified in the 2004 Stock Incentive Plan.  As of December 31, 2012, the Company has only issued awards in the form of stock options.  Options outstanding under the 2004 Stock Incentive Plan and the 1992 and 1998 Plans generally become exercisable at 25% per year beginning one

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year after the date of grant and expire ten years after the date of grant.  All options outstanding under the 1998, 1992 and Directors Plans are vested and expire ten years from the date of grant.  Option prices for options granted under these plans must not be less than fair market value of the Company’s stock on the date of grant. 

 

The estimated fair value as of the date options were granted during the periods presented, using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, is shown in the table below.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

12/31/2012

 

12/31/2011

 

12/31/2012

 

12/31/2011

Weighted average estimated fair value per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

share of options granted during the period

$

2.30 

 

$

2.14 

 

$

2.27 

 

$

2.46 

Assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortized dividend yield

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

Common stock price volatility

 

44.86% 

 

 

46.14% 

 

 

44.86% 

 

 

46.14% 

Risk free rate of return

 

0.63% 

 

 

0.97% 

 

 

0.62% 

 

 

0.91% 

Expected option term (in years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Company received approximately $65,000 and $178,000, respectively, in cash from option exercises under all share-based payment arrangements for the three and six months ended December  31, 2012.    

 

10.            Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period.  Other obligations, such as stock options, are considered to be potentially dilutive common shares.  Diluted EPS assumes the issuance of potential dilutive common shares outstanding during the period and adjusts for any changes in income and the repurchase of common shares that would have occurred from the assumed issuance, unless such effect is anti-dilutive.  The calculation of diluted shares also takes into effect the average unrecognized non-cash stock-based compensation expense and additional adjustments for tax benefits related to non-cash stock-based compensation expense.

 

Options to purchase 1,009,000 and 928,000 shares of common stock outstanding in the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.  Options to purchase 970,000 and 882,000 shares of common stock outstanding in the six months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 

11.            Commitments and Contingencies

 

Management is currently unaware of any significant pending litigation affecting the Company. 

 

On March 21, 2012, the Company received a letter from counsel for 3CEMS and Prime Foundation claiming that the Company breached its contractual obligations by failing to pay for component parts to be used to manufacture optical video scopes for the Company’s discontinued Commercial Products Business Unit (CBU”) that 3CEMS allegedly purchased in advance of the receipt of orders from the Company based upon instructions they claim to have received from the Company.  They are seeking $5.5 million in damages related to the alleged breach. The Company intends to vigorously defend against these claims.

 

The Company may, from time to time, be subject to other claims and suits in the ordinary course of its business. 

 

To estimate whether a loss contingency should be accrued by a charge to income, the Company evaluates, among other factors, the degree of probability of an unfavorable outcome and the ability to make a reasonable estimate of the amount of the loss. Since the outcome of claims and litigation is subject to significant uncertainty, changes in these factors could materially impact the Company’s financial position or results of operations. 

 

12.            Discontinued Operations

 

On August 30, 2012, the Company sold substantially all of the assets of CBU for approximately $838,000 in cash. The purchaser also assumed certain liabilities and obligations of CBU.  The Company retained the CBU accounts receivable balance at August 30, 2012 of approximately $608,000.  The disposal of CBU resulted in an after-tax gain of approximately $124,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a $1.6 million charge, or $1.1 million, net of taxes based on management’s estimates and assumptions of the pending sale and retained liabilities.

 

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Accordingly, financial results of CBU have been reported as discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of income for all periods presented. Information regarding revenue and operating results of CBU included in discontinued operations is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

12/31/2012

 

12/31/2011

 

12/31/2012

 

12/31/2011

Net Sales

$

 -

 

$

1,164 

 

$

595 

 

$

3,338 

Operating Loss

$

 -

 

$

(489)

 

$

(148)

 

$

(598)

The operating loss reported for CBU above does not include corporate costs previously allocated between the Company’s operating segments, which remain with the Company.

Information regarding CBU’s assets and liabilities included in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2012

 

June 30, 2012

Accounts receivable

 

$

52 

 

$

779 

Inventory

 

$

 -

 

$

192 

Fixed assets

 

$

 -

 

$

308 

Other assets

 

$

 -

 

$

86 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

$

300 

 

$

1,443 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the first quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a $957,000 loss from discontinued operations, net of $493,000 in taxes, that related to a settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2002 by Industries GDS, Inc., Bois Granval GDS Inc., and Centre de Preparation GDS, Inc. (collectively, “GDS”) on or about November 21, 2002 in the Superior Court of the Judicial District of Quebec, Canada against the Company, Carbotech, Inc. (“Carbotech”), and U.S. Natural Resources, Inc. (“USNR”), among others.  The suit alleged that the Company breached its contractual and warranty obligations as a manufacturer in connection with the sale and installation of three systems for trimming and edging wood products involving the Company’s discontinued Forest Product Business Unit.    The Company agreed to settle the suit for $2.0 million Canadian dollars (approximately $1.9 million using a September 30, 2011 exchange rate).  The Company also had accruals related to this matter of approximately $500,000.  The Company paid the litigation settlement in full for $2.0 million on October 28, 2011 and the Company incurred a foreign currency loss on the transaction of $52,000, net of $27,000 in taxes in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

 

13.            Segment Information

 

In August 2012, the Company sold the CBU. As a result, the Company’s remaining business is substantially all in the global automotive market and its business segment is the automotive industry. Previous periods have been restated on the face of the financial statements to show CBU as a discontinued operation. 

 

14.            Dividends

 

Our Board of Directors declared the following dividend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration date

 

Per Share

 

Record Date

 

Total Amount

 

Payment Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 27, 2012

 

$

0.25 

 

October 10, 2012

 

$

2,124 

 

November 1, 2012

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2.                    MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF

OPERATIONS

 

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

 

We make statements in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations that may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including the Company’s expectation as to future dividend payments, fiscal year 2013 and future new order bookings, revenue, expenses, net income and backlog levels, trends affecting its future revenue levels, the rate of new orders, the timing of revenue and net income increases from new products which we have recently released or have not yet released, the timing of the introduction of new products and our ability to fund our fiscal year 2013 and future cash flow requirements.  We may also make forward-looking statements in our press releases or other public or shareholder communications.  When we use words such as “will,” “should,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates” or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements.  We claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for all of our forward-looking statements.  While we believe that our forward-looking statements are reasonable, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  Because these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control or are subject to change, actual results could be materially different.  Factors that might cause such a difference include, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those listed in “Item 1A – Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10K for fiscal year 2012.  The Company’s Board of Directors may change the Company’s dividend policy and dividend amounts at any time, or discontinue the payment of dividends altogether, due to a number of factors, including covenants in the Company’s loan agreement requiring the approval of the Company’s bank prior to the payment of dividends, the Company’s levels of available capital, the Company’s future operating results, or the determination to use or reserve the Company’s cash resources for other purposes.  Other factors not currently anticipated by management may also materially and adversely affect our financial condition, liquidity or results of operations.  Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any obligation to publicly update or alter our statements whether as a result of new information, events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report or otherwise.  The Company's expectations regarding future bookings and revenues are projections developed by the Company based upon information from a number of sources, including, but not limited to, customer data and discussions.  These projections are subject to change based upon a wide variety of factors, a number of which are discussed above.  Certain of these new orders have been delayed in the past and could be delayed in the future.  Because the Company's products are typically integrated into larger systems or lines, the timing of new orders is dependent on the timing of completion of the overall system or line.  In addition, because the Company's products have shorter lead times than other components and are required later in the process, orders for the Company's Automated Systems products tend to be given later in the integration process. A significant portion of the Company’s projected revenues and net income depends upon the Company’s ability to successfully develop and introduce new products, expand into new geographic markets and successfully negotiate new sales or supply agreements with new customers.   Because a significant portion of the Company’s revenues are denominated in foreign currencies and are translated for financial reporting purposes into U.S. Dollars, the level of the Company’s reported net sales, operating profits and net income are affected by changes in currency exchange rates, principally between U.S. Dollars and Euros.  Currency exchange rates are subject to significant fluctuations, due to a number of factors beyond the control of the Company, including general economic conditions in the United States and other countries.  Because the Company’s expectations regarding future revenues, order bookings, backlog and operating results are based upon assumptions as to the levels of such currency exchange rates, actual results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations.

 

OVERVIEW

 

Perceptron, Inc. (“Perceptron” or the “Company”) develops, produces and sells non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for industrial applications.  The Company’s primary operations are in North America, Europe and Asia.  While the Company has one operating segment, its non-contact measurement solutions are divided into Automated Systems and Technology Components.  Automated Systems products consist of a number of complete metrology solutions for industrial process control – Helix, AutoGauge, AutoGauge Plus, AutoFit, AutoScan, and AutoGuide - that are primarily used by the Company’s customers to improve product quality, shorten product launch cycles, reduce overall manufacturing costs, and manage complex manufacturing processes.  Technology Components products include ScanWorks®, ScanWorks®xyz, ToolKit, WheelWorks® and Multi-line Sensor products that target the digitizing, reverse engineering, inspection and original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) wheel alignment markets.  Additionally, the Company provides a number of Value Added Services that are primarily related to the Automated Systems line of products.  The largest market served by the Company is the automotive market.

 

New vehicle tooling programs represent the most important selling opportunity for the Company’s automotive-related sales.  The number and timing of new vehicle tooling programs varies in accordance with individual automotive manufacturers’ plans.  A tooling purchase related to a new model may lead the new model introduction by one to two years.  The size of the bookings the Company receives also may vary widely depending on many variables such as planned production volumes, the number of models produced on the line and the number of plants that will produce the model. The existing installed base of Automated Systems products also provides a continuous revenue stream in the form of system additions, upgrades and modifications, and Value Added Services such as customer training and service.  Opportunities for Technology Component products are primarily the expansion of the ScanWorks® reseller channel. 

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On August 30, 2012, the Company completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Commercial Products Business Unit (“CBU”).  The disposal of CBU resulted in an after-tax gain of approximately $124,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.   In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a $1.6 million charge, or $1.1 million, net of taxes based on management’s estimates and assumptions of the pending sale and retained liabilities.  CBU’s operating results for fiscal year 2013 through August 30, 2012 were a loss of $98,000, net of taxes and for the first half of fiscal year 2012, were a loss of $396,000, net of taxes.  CBU is reported as a discontinued operation.    As a result, the Company’s remaining business, formerly referred to as the Industrial Business Unit (“IBU”), is substantially all in the global automotive market and its business segment is the automotive industry.

 

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company had income from continuing operations of $184,000 compared to income of $2.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.  The $1.9 million reduction was primarily the result of lower sales of $3.0 million, lower margin related to the fixed component of labor costs and higher operating expenses.  The very strong sales in the fiscal 2012 quarter represented the second highest quarterly sales level for the Company in the past five years. During the first six months of fiscal 2013, the Company had income from continuing operations of $813,000 compared to income of $927,000 in the fiscal 2012 six-month period.  Sales on a year-to-date basis were at a comparable level of $25.4 million and operating margin was 42.5% compared to 40.8% in the fiscal 2013 and 2012 periods, respectively.

 

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company released an enhanced version of the first of five Helix® sensors to production.   In January 2013, the Company released the second enhanced sensor and expects to release an enhanced version of the remaining three sensors by the end of fiscal 2013. Helix® is an innovative and versatile 3D metrology solution that enables manufacturers to perform their most challenging measurement tasks with greater ease and precision.

 

Outlook – The Company has been seeing more European customers increasing or maintaining their investment levels than those that are decreasing investments, which have fueled the Company’s orders. Conversely, North American customers that had several large tooling projects over the last couple of years have had lower investments in tooling projects this year as part of their normal investment cycle.  The automotive industry’s global forecast for growth in the number of new program launches is a positive environment for sales of the Company’s Automated Systems products. 

 

The Company expects higher sales in the second half of fiscal 2013 compared to the sales level in the first half of fiscal 2013.  Sales in the third quarter are expected to be higher than sales in the second quarter and sales in the fourth quarter are expected to higher than sales in the third quarter.  Overall, sales for fiscal 2013 are expected to be in the same range as sales in fiscal 2012; as is income from continuing operations. Bookings are expected to increase significantly in the second half of the year compared to the first half of fiscal 2013.  The Company is concentrating its efforts in fiscal 2013 on growing the Company’s business and the continued development and release of additional Helix® sensors throughout the remainder of the fiscal year.  Fiscal 2014 is expected to show a resumption of sales growth as the Company’s customers continue to launch new products and Helix® technology becomes a more significant component of the Company’s product portfolio.  The Company’s backlog remains high at $29.7 million and is expected to increase in the second half of the year. The Company’s financial base remains strong with no debt and approximately $23.9 million of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at December 31, 2012 to support the Company’s growth plans.  On November 1, 2012, the Company paid its first ever dividend of $0.25 per share totaling $2.1 million.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended December 31, 2011

 

Overview – For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company reported income from continuing operations of $184,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $2.1 million or $0.25 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.  In the quarter ended December 31, 2011, the Company recorded a $52,000 loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes, or $0.01 per diluted share, related to the settlement of a lawsuit recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 involving the Company’s discontinued forest products business.   This additional $52,000 charge reflected a foreign currency loss on the transaction.  On August 30, 2012, the Company sold substantially all of the assets of its Commercial Products Business Unit (CBU).  Accordingly, CBU results are reported as a discontinued operation. In the quarter ended December 31, 2011, the Company reported a $323,000 loss, net of taxes, or $0.04 per diluted share related to CBU.  See Note 12, “Discontinued Operations”, for further information on discontinued operations related to the lawsuit and CBU.  The Company’s net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $184,000, or $0.02 per diluted share compared to net income of $1.7 million or $0.20 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.  Specific line item results are described below.

 

Sales – Net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $13.2 million, compared to $16.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.  The following tables set forth comparison data for the Company’s net sales by geographic location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales (by location)

Second Quarter

Second Quarter

 

 

 

(in millions)

2013

2012

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

5.0 

 

37.9% 

 

 

$

7.7 

 

47.5% 

 

 

$

(2.7)

(35.1)%

 

Europe

 

 

5.2 

 

39.4% 

 

 

 

4.7 

 

29.0% 

 

 

 

0.5 
10.6% 

 

Asia

 

 

3.0 

 

22.7% 

 

 

 

3.8 

 

23.5% 

 

 

 

(0.8)

(21.1)%

 

Totals

 

$

13.2 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

16.2 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

(3.0)

(18.5)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sales in the Americas decreased $2.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago.  The decrease was primarily due to lower sales of Automated Systems products.  Sales in Europe increased $500,000 over sales in the second quarter a year ago.  The increase in sales in Europe was primarily due to increased sales of Automated Systems products that were partially offset by lower sales of Technology Components. The lower Euro currency rate in the fiscal 2013 quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago, resulted in an approximately $230,000 decrease in revenue.  The decrease in sales in Asia was primarily related to lower Automated Systems products sales in China.

 

Bookings – Bookings represent new orders received from customers.  The Company had new order bookings during the quarter of $12.1 million compared to $16.6 million for the second quarter ended December 31, 2011.  It should be noted that the Company’s level of new orders fluctuates from quarter to quarter and the amount of new order bookings during any particular period is not necessarily indicative of the future operating performance of the Company.  The following tables set forth comparison data for the Company’s bookings by geographic location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings (by location)

Second Quarter

Second Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

2013

2012

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

3.6 

 

29.8% 

 

 

$

11.0 

 

66.3% 

 

 

$

(7.4)

(67.3)%

 

Europe

 

 

6.0 

 

49.6% 

 

 

 

4.4 

 

26.5% 

 

 

 

1.6 
36.4% 

 

Asia

 

 

2.5 

 

20.6% 

 

 

 

1.2 

 

7.2% 

 

 

 

1.3 
108.3% 

 

Totals

 

$

12.1 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

16.6 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

(4.5)

(27.1)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings decreased $4.5 million primarily as a result of lower bookings of Automated Systems products in the Americas.  The decrease of $7.4 million in the Americas was the result of an especially high level of bookings in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 that was mainly due to orders for light truck projects that quarter.  Bookings in Europe increased $1.6 million over the same quarter a year ago, primarily due to increases in Automated Systems products and a favorable foreign currency revaluation effect that were partially offset by lower Technology Component bookings. The increase in Asia related to higher orders primarily in China for Automated Systems products.

 

BacklogBacklog represents orders or bookings received by the Company that have not yet been filled.  The Company's backlog was $29.7 million as of December 31, 2012 compared with $33.6 million as of December 31, 2011.  It should be noted that the level of backlog during any particular period is not necessarily indicative of the future operating performance of the Company.  Most of the backlog is subject to cancellation by the customer.  The Company expects to be able to fill substantially all of the orders in the backlog during the following twelve months.  The following tables set forth comparison data for the Company’s backlog by geographic location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backlog (by location)