20150331 10Q Q3 FY15

 

 

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 March  31, 2015.

 

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 

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 

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 company

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

No 

 

The number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of May 4, 2015, was:

 

 

 

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

9,350,253

Class

 

Number of shares

 

1


 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

14

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 

20

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures 

20

PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION 

 

Item 1.    Legal Proceedings 

21

Item 1A.  Risk Factors 

21

Item 6.   Exhibits 

22

SIGNATURES 

23

 

2


 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amount)

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

16,915 

 

$

23,070 

Short-term investments

 

 

3,942 

 

 

10,822 

Receivables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billed receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

22,692 

 

 

19,185 

of $122 and $146, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other receivables

 

 

567 

 

 

276 

Inventories, net of reserves of $1,059 and $1,185, respectively

 

 

11,532 

 

 

7,049 

Deferred taxes

 

 

1,687 

 

 

1,687 

Other current assets

 

 

1,762 

 

 

1,651 

Total current assets

 

 

59,097 

 

 

63,740 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building and land

 

 

6,523 

 

 

6,438 

Machinery and equipment

 

 

14,667 

 

 

13,916 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

1,124 

 

 

1,156 

 

 

 

22,314 

 

 

21,510 

Less  -  Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

(15,872)

 

 

(15,970)

Net property and equipment

 

 

6,442 

 

 

5,540 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net

 

 

12,352 

 

 

 -

Long-Term Investments

 

 

778 

 

 

725 

Deferred Tax Asset

 

 

11,687 

 

 

10,061 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

90,356 

 

$

80,066 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

7,309 

 

$

2,081 

Accrued liabilities and expenses

 

 

5,790 

 

 

4,287 

Accrued compensation

 

 

2,180 

 

 

1,630 

Current portion of taxes payable

 

 

1,424 

 

 

 -

Income taxes payable

 

 

1,257 

 

 

1,717 

Deferred revenue

 

 

8,146 

 

 

7,571 

Total current liabilities

 

 

26,106 

 

 

17,286 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Taxes Payable

 

 

3,327 

 

 

 -

Other Long-Term Liabilities

 

 

1,124 

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

30,557 

 

$

17,286 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9,349 and 9,149, respectively

 

 

93 

 

 

91 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(2,857)

 

 

573 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

44,897 

 

 

43,600 

Retained earnings

 

 

17,666 

 

 

18,516 

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

59,799 

 

 

62,780 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

$

90,356 

 

$

80,066 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

3


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales

 

$

16,182 

 

$

17,328 

 

$

50,965 

 

$

42,219 

Cost of Sales

 

 

11,614 

 

 

9,166 

 

 

31,977 

 

 

24,794 

Gross Profit

 

 

4,568 

 

 

8,162 

 

 

18,988 

 

 

17,425 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

5,027 

 

 

3,913 

 

 

14,067 

 

 

10,987 

Engineering, research and development

 

 

1,948 

 

 

1,630 

 

 

5,648 

 

 

4,926 

Total operating expenses

 

 

6,975 

 

 

5,543 

 

 

19,715 

 

 

15,913 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income (Loss)

 

 

(2,407)

 

 

2,619 

 

 

(727)

 

 

1,512 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income and (Expenses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

24 

 

 

58 

 

 

178 

 

 

121 

Foreign currency gain (loss)

 

 

(62)

 

 

110 

 

 

(992)

 

 

(139)

Other income

 

 

64 

 

 

 -

 

 

187 

 

 

 -

Total other income (expense)

 

 

26 

 

 

168 

 

 

(627)

 

 

(18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes

 

 

(2,381)

 

 

2,787 

 

 

(1,354)

 

 

1,494 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Tax Benefit (Expense)

 

 

792 

 

 

(306)

 

 

504 

 

 

(8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

(1,589)

 

$

2,481 

 

$

(850)

 

$

1,486 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.17)

 

$

0.27 

 

$

(0.09)

 

$

0.17 

Diluted

 

 

(0.17)

 

 

0.26 

 

 

(0.09)

 

 

0.16 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

9,290 

 

 

9,130 

 

 

9,220 

 

 

8,928 

Dilutive effect of stock options

 

 

 -

 

 

235 

 

 

 -

 

 

244 

Diluted

 

 

9,290 

 

 

9,365 

 

 

9,220 

 

 

9,172 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

4


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

(In Thousands)

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

(1,589)

 

$

2,481 

 

$

(850)

 

$

1,486 

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

(1,918)

 

 

(97)

 

 

(3,430)

 

 

786 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

$

(3,507)

 

$

2,384 

 

$

(4,280)

 

$

2,272 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

(In Thousands)

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(850)

 

$

1,486 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

(used for) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

559 

 

 

510 

Stock compensation expense

 

 

378 

 

 

373 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(1,950)

 

 

(719)

Disposal of assets and other

 

 

951 

 

 

(205)

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

(20)

 

 

33 

Changes in assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables, net

 

 

(1,827)

 

 

3,730 

Inventories

 

 

(2,100)

 

 

(972)

Accounts payable

 

 

657 

 

 

1,234 

Other current assets and liabilities

 

 

1,057 

 

 

(2,063)

Net cash provided from (used for) operating activities

 

 

(3,145)

 

 

3,407 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment of short-term debt

 

 

(1,695)

 

 

 -

Proceeds from stock plans

 

 

928 

 

 

3,638 

Net cash provided from (used for) financing activities

 

 

(767)

 

 

3,638 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of businesses

 

 

(4,205)

 

 

 -

Purchases of short-term investments

 

 

(4,723)

 

 

(23,178)

Sales of short-term investments

 

 

11,153 

 

 

22,677 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(1,345)

 

 

(413)

Other long-term assets

 

 

(770)

 

 

 -

Net cash provided from (used for) investing activities

 

 

110 

 

 

(914)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

(2,353)

 

 

131 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

(6,155)

 

 

6,262 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, July 1

 

 

23,070 

 

 

13,364 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, March 31

 

$

16,915 

 

$

19,626 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Cash Investing Activity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred Purchase Price

 

$

566 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6


 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

1.Basis of Presentation

 

The Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company include the results of the Company’s acquisitions of Next Metrology Software, (“NMS”), which was consummated on January 29, 2015, and Coord3 s.r.l., (“Coord3”), which was consummated on February 27, 2015, from their acquisition dates.  See Note 3, Acquisitions, below.  The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K.  In the opinion of management, the unaudited information furnished herein reflects all adjustments necessary 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 March 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, (“FASB”), issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-05, Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets with a Foreign Entity or an Investment in a Foreign Entity (ASU 2013-05)This new guidance requires that the parent release any related cumulative translation adjustment into net income only if the sale or transfer results in the complete or substantially complete liquidation of the foreign entity in which the subsidiary or group of assets had resided. ASU 2013-05 was effective for the Company beginning July 1, 2014 and did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

In April 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity (ASU 2014-08), which provides guidance regarding the definition of a discontinued operation and the required disclosures.  The new guidance defines a discontinued operation as a component or group of components that is disposed of or is classified as held for sale and represents a strategic shift that has (or will have) a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results.  A strategic shift could include a disposal of (1) a major geographical area of operations, (2) a major line of business, (3) a major equity method investment, or (4) other major parts of an entity.  In addition, having significant continuing involvement with a component after a disposal or failing to eliminate the operations or cash flows of a disposed component from an entity’s ongoing operations will no longer preclude presentation as a discontinued operation.  There will be new disclosures required related to discontinued operations and to disposals of individually significant components that do not qualify as discontinued operations.  ASU 2014-08 is effective for the Company beginning July 1, 2015 and applies prospectively to new disposals of components and new classifications as held for sale and is not expected to have a significant impact on the presentation of the Company’s financial statements or disclosures.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASU 2014-09), which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under U.S. GAAP.  The core principle of ASU 2014-09 is to recognize revenues when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled for those goods or services.  ASU 2014-09 defines a five step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, more judgment and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than are required under existing U.S. GAAP.  The standard will be effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods therein, using either of the following transition methods:  (i) a full retrospective approach reflecting the applications of the standard in each prior reporting period with the option to elect certain practical expedients, or (ii) a retrospective approach with the cumulative effect of initially adopting ASU 2014-09 recognized at the date of adoption (which includes additional footnote disclosures).  We are currently evaluating the impact of our pending adoption of ASU 2014-09 on our consolidated financial statements and have not yet determined the method by which we will adopt the standard in fiscal year 2018.

 

In August 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-15, Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern, (ASU 2014-15), requiring management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date of issuance of the entity’s financial statements.  The entity must provide certain disclosures if “conditions or events raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.”  The disclosure requires identifying the principal conditions and events contributing to the “doubt” to continue as a going concern, as well as management’s evaluations and plans to try to alleviate these uncertainties.  ASU 2014-15 is effective for the Company beginning July 1, 2015 and is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s disclosures.

 

3.Acquisitions

 

In accordance with ASC Topic 805, “Business Combinations”, the Company accounts for acquisitions by applying the acquisition method of accounting.  The acquisition method of accounting requires, among other things, that the assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination be measured at their fair values as of the closing date of the acquisition. 

 

7


 

The acquisitions of NMS and Coord3 have been accounted for as business combinations.  The purchase prices were allocated to the acquired assets and liabilities based on their estimated fair values at the dates of acquisition.  The preliminary measurements of fair value reflected below are subject to change.  The Company expects to finalize the purchase price allocations as soon as practical, but no later than one year from the acquisition dates.    The accompanying Consolidated Statements of Income for the quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2015 include revenue of $1.3 million and a net loss of $151,000 related to the operations of the acquisitions from the dates of closing. 

Next Metrology Software

 

On January 29, 2015, the Company acquired 100% of the outstanding share capital of Next Metrology Software s.r.o. (“NMS”). NMS is a developer of coordinate measuring machines (“CMM”) operating software, based in Prague, Czech Republic.  The primary reason for the acquisition was to expand and diversify the Company’s offerings in the industrial metrology market, and particularly in the scanning CMM market.

The total consideration payable in the acquisition of NMS is 2,250,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $2,560,425).  The Company paid 1,800,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $2,050,560)  on January 29, 2015, 250,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $282,025) on February 27, 2015 and 200,000 euros (equivalent to approximately ($227,840)  is payable 12 months following the closing of the NMS purchase to the extent not used to cover indemnification obligations.

The following table summarizes the acquisition date fair values of the assets and liabilities acquired. The amounts listed below reflect provisional amounts that will be updated as information becomes available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

$

129 

Receivables and other current assets

 

77,007 

Intangible asset

 

391,296 

Goodwill

 

2,269,604 

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

(177,611)

 

 

 

Total identifiable net assets

$

2,560,425 

 

 

 

The goodwill of $2,269,604 arising from the acquisition of NMS consists largely of the synergies expected from combining the existing research and development operations of the Company and NMS’s technical knowledge in developing CMM operating software.  None of the goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. 

Coord3

 

On February 27, 2015, the Company acquired 100% of the outstanding share capital of Coord 3 s.r.l., a subsidiary of Coord3 Industries s.r.l., (“Coord3”). Coord3 is an Italian-based supplier of a full range of CMMs with a global customer base.  By combining the full range of Coord3's CMMs with the Company’s laser scanners and NMS’s CMM operating software, the Company is able to offer price competitive, fully integrated scanning CMM solutions worldwide.

The total consideration payable in the acquisition of Coord3 is 1,959,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $2,210,174)The Company paid 1,659,200 euros (equivalent to approximately $1,871,744) on February 27, 2015 and 300,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $338,430)  is payable 18 months following the closing of the Coord3 purchase to the extent not used to cover indemnification obligations.

The following table summarizes the acquisition date fair values of the assets and liabilities acquired. The amounts listed below reflect provisional amounts that will be updated as information becomes available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

$

9,521 

Accounts receivable

 

4,343,621 

Inventories

 

3,092,826 

Other assets

 

1,055,542 

Goodwill

 

9,388,777 

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

(5,225,261)

Taxes payable

 

(7,530,866)

Loans Payable

 

(2,108,658)

Other liabilities

 

(815,328)

 

 

 

Total identifiable net assets

$

2,210,174 

 

 

 

The goodwill of $9,388,777 arising from the acquisition consists largely of the synergies expected from combining the operations of the Company and Coord3.  None of the goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

Proforma Information

The following pro forma information for fiscal 2015 and 2014 is based on the assumption that the acquisitions of NMS and Coord3 occurred on July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2013, respectively (in thousands, except per share amounts):  

8


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31

 

March 31

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

Revenue

 

$

18,281 

 

$

20,773 

 

$

60,651 

 

$

55,448 

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

(1,651)

 

$

1,656 

 

$

(859)

 

$

987 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.18)

 

$

0.18 

 

$

(0.09)

 

$

0.11 

Diluted

 

 

(0.18)

 

 

0.18 

 

 

(0.09)

 

 

0.11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a result of the acquisitions, the Company has incurred additional acquisition related costs of approximately $1.5 million for legal, accounting, and valuation consulting fees which are included in Selling, General and Administrative expenses.

 

4.Revenue Recognition

 

Revenue related to products and services is recognized upon shipment when title and risk of loss has passed to the customer or upon completion of the service, 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, if any, have been successfully demonstrated.

 

The Company also has multiple element arrangements in its Measurement Solutions product line that may include elements such as, equipment, installation, labor support and/or training.  Each element has value on a stand-alone basis and the delivered elements do not include general rights of return.  Accordingly, each element is considered a separate unit of accounting.  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.

 

For multiple element arrangements, the Company defers from revenue recognition the greater of the relative 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.  As part of this evaluation, the Company limits the amount of revenue recognized for delivered elements to the amount that is not contingent on the future delivery of products or services, including a consideration of payment terms that delay payment until those future deliveries are completed. 

 

Some multiple element arrangements contain installment payment terms with a final payment (“final buy-off”) due upon the Company’s completion of all elements in the arrangement or when the customer’s final acceptance is received.  The Company recognizes revenue for each completed element of a contract when it is both earned and realizable.  A provision for final customer acceptance generally does not preclude revenue recognition for the delivered equipment element because the Company rigorously tests equipment prior to shipment to ensure it will function in the customer’s environment.  The final acceptance amount is assigned to specific element(s) identified in the contract, or if not specified in the contract, to the last element or elements to be delivered that represent an amount at least equal to the final payment amount.

 

The Company’s Measurement Solutions products 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.

 

5.Financial Instruments

 

For a discussion on the Company’s fair value measurement policies for Financial Instruments, refer to Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – Financial Instruments”, of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

 

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 March  31, 2015 and June 30, 2014 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9


 

Description

March 31, 2015

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Mutual funds

$

66 

 

$

66 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Fixed deposits and certificates of deposit

 

3,876 

 

 

 -

 

 

3,876 

 

 

 -

Variable rate demand notes

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

Repurchase agreements

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

Total

$

3,942 

 

$

66 

 

$

3,876 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

June 30, 2014

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Mutual funds

$

96 

 

$

96 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Fixed deposits and certificates of deposit

 

9,165 

 

 

 -

 

 

9,165 

 

 

 -

Variable rate demand notes

 

1,325 

 

 

 -

 

 

1,325 

 

 

 -

Repurchase agreements

 

236 

 

 

 -

 

 

236 

 

 

 -

Total

$

10,822 

 

$

96 

 

$

10,726 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

6.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 inventory impairment for the effects of engineering change orders, age and use of inventory that affect the value of the inventory.  The reserve for obsolescence creates a new cost basis for the impaired inventory.   When inventory that has previously been impaired is sold or disposed of, the related obsolescence reserve is reduced resulting in the reduced cost basis being reflected in cost of goods sold.  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 $1,059,000 and $1,185,000 at March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014, respectively, is comprised of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

Inventory

2015

 

2014

Component parts

$

4,733 

 

$

2,813 

Work in process

 

1,976 

 

 

562 

Finished goods

 

4,823 

 

 

3,674 

Total

$

11,532 

 

$

7,049 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.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. Investments available for sale are recorded at market value using the specific identification method. Investments expected to be held to maturity or until market conditions improve are measured at amortized cost in the statement of financial position if it is the Company’s intent and ability to hold those securities long-term. 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 the Company’s ability and intent to hold the investment for a period of time which may be sufficient for 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 March 31, 2015, the Company had $3.9 million of short-term investments that primarily represented investments in time deposits.  Included in short-term investments is restricted cash that serves as collateral for bank guarantees that provide financial assurance that the Company will fulfill certain customer obligations in China.  The cash is restricted as to withdrawal or use while the related bank guarantees are outstanding.  Interest is earned on the restricted cash and recorded as interest income. At March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014, restricted cash in short-term investments was $60,000 and $520,000, respectively.

 

At March 31, 2015, the Company held a long-term investment in preferred stock that is 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 preferred stock investment is currently recorded at $725,000 after consideration of impairment charges recorded in fiscal years 2008 and 2009.  The Company estimated that the fair market value of this investment at March 31, 2015 exceeded $725,000 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

10


 

key inputs, (i) the underlying structure of the security; (ii) the present value of the future principal, discounted at rates considered to reflect current market conditions; and (iii) the time horizon that the market value of the security could return to its cost and be sold. Under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements”, such valuation assumptions are defined as Level 3 inputs.  The Company also held a long-term time deposit for $53,000.  This time deposit serves as collateral for a bank guarantee that provides financial assurance that the Company will fulfill certain customer obligations in China.  The cash is restricted as to withdrawal or use while the related bank guarantee is outstanding.  Interest is earned on the restricted cash and recorded as interest income. 

 

 

8.Short-Term and Long-Term Debt      

 

The Company acquired bank debt of $2.1 million as part of the purchase of Coord3.  During March 2015, the Company paid off $1.7 million of this debt leaving an outstanding balance of $326,000The short-term bank debt of $326,000 is payable on or before July 25, 2015, with interest accruing at 6.5%.  The short-term bank debt is unsecured and is guaranteed by one of the owners of Coord3 Industries s.r.l.  The Company had no bank debt outstanding at June 30, 2014. 

 

The Company has a $6.0 million secured credit agreement with Comerica Bank (“Credit Agreement”) which expires on November 2, 2015. Proceeds under the Credit Agreement may be used for working capital and capital expenditures.  Security for 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.  On January 29, 2015, the Company entered into a Seventh Amendment to the Credit Agreement which provides for Comerica Bank’s consent to the acquisitions announced by the Company on January 29, 2015, reduces the minimum Tangible Net Worth requirement to $31.0 million and provides an Advance Formula Agreement for borrowings under the Credit Agreement. The Company was in compliance with the Tangible Net Worth financial covenant at March 31, 2015The Advance Formula Agreement limits borrowings to the lesser of $6.0 million or 80% of eligible accounts receivable, which was $2.9 million at  March 31, 2015.  The Company is permitted to declare dividends of up to $2.5 million in any fiscal year provided the Company maintains the required minimum Tangible Net Worth.  The Company is also required to have no advances outstanding under the Credit Agreement for 30 days (which need not be consecutive) during each calendar year. 

 

At March 31, 2015, the Company's German subsidiary (“GmbH”) had an unsecured credit facility totaling 350,000  euros (equivalent to approximately $380,000).  The facility allows 100,000  euros to be used to finance working capital needs and equipment purchases or capital leases.  The facility allows up to 250,000  euros to be used for providing bank guarantees.  Any borrowings for working capital needs will bear interest at 4.25%.  Any outstanding bank guarantees will bear interest at 2.0%.  The GmbH credit facility is cancelable at any time by either GmbH or the bank and any amounts then outstanding would become immediately due and payable.  At March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014, GmbH had no borrowings or bank guarantees outstanding.

 

9.Current and Long-Term Taxes Payable

 

The Company acquired current and long-term taxes payable as part of the purchase of Coord3.  The tax liabilities represent income and payroll related taxes that are payable in accordance with government authorized installment payment plans.  These installment plans require varying monthly payments through January, 2021. 

 

10.Other Long-Term Liabilities

 

Other long-term liabilities include $785,000 of long-term contractual and statutory severance liabilities as part of the purchase of Coord3 s.r.l. that represent amounts that will be payable to employees upon termination of employment. The Company also has a long-term liability of 300,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $339,000) representing a deferred purchase price payable 18 months following the closing of the Coord3 acquisition to the extent not used to cover indemnification obligations.

 

11.Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company maintains a 2004 Stock Incentive Plan (“2004 Plan”) covering substantially all company employees, non-employee directors and certain other key persons.  Options previously granted under a 1998 Global Team Member Stock Option Plan (“1998 Plan”) and a Directors Stock Option Plan (“Directors Plan”) will continue to be maintained until all options are exercised, cancelled or expire.  No further grants are permitted to be made under the terms of the 1998 and Directors Plans.  The 2004 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 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 Plan. 

 

Stock Options

11


 

 

Options outstanding under the 2004 Plan generally become exercisable at 25% per year beginning one year after the date of grant and expire ten years after the date of grant.  Beginning in January 2015, new options granted to officers of the Company become exercisable at one third per year beginning one year after the date of grant. All options outstanding under the 1998 and Directors Plans are vested and expire ten years from the date of grant.  Option prices from options granted under these plans must not be less than fair market value of the Company’s stock on the date of grant.  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 related to stock options in the amount of $77,000 and $236,000 in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015, respectively.  The Company recognized operating expense for non-cash stock-based compensation costs related to stock options in the amount of $67,000 and $216,000 in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.  As of March 31, 2015, the total remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested stock options amounted to $763,128.  The Company expects to recognize this cost over a weighted average vesting period of 2.88 years.

 

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

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

3/31/2015

 

3/31/2014

 

3/31/2015

 

3/31/2014

Weighted average estimated fair value per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

share of options granted during the period

$

3.06 

 

$

4.18 

 

$

4.04 

 

$

3.18 

Assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend yield

 

1.20% 

 

 

2.10% 

 

 

1.20% 

 

 

2.10% 

Common stock price volatility

 

46.85% 

 

 

38.88% 

 

 

46.85% 

 

 

38.88% 

Risk free rate of return

 

0.98% 

 

 

1.46% 

 

 

1.62% 

 

 

1.53% 

Expected option term (in years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Company received approximately $696,000 and $849,000 in cash from option exercises under all share-based payment arrangements for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015, respectively.  The Company received approximately $540,000 and $3,552,000 in cash from option exercises under all share-based payment arrangements for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

 

Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units

 

The Company’s restricted stock and restricted stock units under the 2004 Plan have been awarded by three methods as follows:  One, awards that are earned based on an individual’s achievement of performance goals during the initial fiscal year with a subsequent one year service vesting period and are freely transferable after vesting provided the individual’s employment has not terminated prior to the vesting date; two, awards that are earned based on the Company achieving certain revenue and operating income results with a subsequent one-third vesting requirement on the first, second and third anniversary of the issuance and are freely transferable after vesting provided the individual’s employment has not terminated prior to the vesting date; and three, awards to non-management members of the Board of Directors with a subsequent one-third vesting requirement on the first, second and third anniversary of the issuance and are freely transferable after vesting provided the service of the non-management member of the Board of Directors has not terminated prior to the vesting date.   The grant date fair value associated with restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards is calculated in accordance with ASC 718 “Compensation – Stock Compensation”.  Compensation expense related to restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards is based on the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the grant date authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors, multiplied by the number of restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards expected to be issued and vested and is amortized over the combined performance, service and vesting periods as applicable. The non-cash stock based compensation expense recorded for restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 was $56,000 and $142,000, respectively.  The non-cash stock based compensation expense recorded for restricted stock awards for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014 was $66,000 and $123,000, respectively.  As of March 31, 2015, the total remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards amounted to $440,464.

12


 

 

A summary of the status of restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards issued at March 31, 2015 is presented in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-vested

 

Weighted Average

 

Restricted

 

Grant Date

 

Shares/Units

 

Fair Value

Non-vested at June 30, 2014

 

44,450 

 

$

10.04 

Granted

 

54,614 

 

 

9.55 

Vested

 

(20,950)

 

 

6.51 

Forfeited or expired

 

(13,600)

 

 

10.23 

Non-vested at March 31, 2015

 

64,514 

 

$

10.73 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.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 355,860 and 13,000 shares of common stock outstanding in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.  Options to purchase 310,648 and 172,000 shares of common stock outstanding in the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 

13.Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company may, from time to time, be subject to litigation and other claims in the ordinary course of its business.  The Company accrues for estimated losses arising from such litigation or claims if it is probable that an asset has been impaired or a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. 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 litigation and claims is subject to significant uncertainty, changes in the factors used in the Company’s evaluation could materially impact the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

Management is currently unaware of any significant pending litigation affecting the Company other than the matter set forth below. 

 

The Company is a party to a civil suit filed by 3CEMS, a Cayman Islands and People’s Republic of China corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and served on the Company on or about January 7, 2015.  The suit alleges 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.  3CEMS alleged that it purchased the component parts in advance of the receipt of orders from the Company based upon instructions they claimed to have received from the Company.  The suit alleged damages of not less than $4.0 million. See also Note 5 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, “Contingencies”, of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2014, for a discussion regarding a previous civil suit filed against the Company by 3CEMS, on July 19, 2013, which was dismissed effective December 6, 2013 and a Tolling Agreement entered into between the Company and 3CEMS that terminated on December 31, 2014.  The Company intends to vigorously defend against 3CEMS’ claims.

 

Because of the inherent uncertainty of litigation and claims such as the 3CEMS Matter, the Company is unable to reasonably estimate a possible loss or range of loss relating to the 3CEMS Matter.

 

As part of routine evaluation procedures, the Company identified a potential concern regarding the employment status and withholding for several individuals in one of the Company’s foreign jurisdictions.  During the third quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company estimated a range of the potential financial liability related to this matter of 486,000 euros to 1 million euros.  The Company is not able to reasonably estimate the amount within this range that it will be required to pay for this matter.  As a result, the Company recorded a reserve of 486,000 euros (equivalent to approximately $536,000) representing the minimum amount the Company estimates will be paid.  The Company expects final resolution of this matter in the next few months. The Company does not expect that the resolution of this matter will have a detrimental effect on the conduct of the Company’s business in this foreign jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

13


 

 

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

OPERATIONS

 

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT 

 

Certain statements in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including the Company’s expectation as to its fiscal years  2015and 2016, and future results, gross margins, operating data, new order bookings, revenue, expenses, income and backlog levels, the timing of revenue and income from new products which we have recently released or have not yet released, the timing of the introduction of new products, our ability to fund our fiscal year 2015 and future cash flow requirements.  Whenever possible, we have identified these forward-looking statements by words such as “will,” “should,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “prospects” “outlook” or similar expressions.  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 periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those listed in “Item 1A – Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2014 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. 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. 

 

OVERVIEW

 

Perceptron, Inc. (“Perceptron” or the “Company”) develops, produces and sells a comprehensive range of industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning.  The Company’s primary operations are in North America, Europe and Asia.  While the Company has one operating segment, its products are divided into In Line Measurement, Off Line Measurement and 3D Scanning Solutions Products.  In Line Measurement Solutions consist of engineered metrology systems for industrial automated process control and assembly using fixed and robot mounted laser scanners.  Off Line Measurement Solutions consist of tailored metrology products for industrial gauging and dimensional inspection using standalone robot mounted laser scanners and Coordinate Measuring Machines (“CMM”).  3D Scanning Solutions consist of laser scanner products that target the digitizing, reverse engineering, inspection and original equipment manufacturers wheel alignment markets.  The Company also provides a number of Value Added Services including service, support, training, calibration services, and spare parts.  The largest market served by the Company is the automotive industry.

 

New vehicle tooling programs represent the most important selling opportunity for the Company’s In Line automotive-related sales.  The number and timing of new vehicle tooling programs varies in accordance with individual automotive manufacturers’ plans.  The Company’s 3D Scanning products and newly acquired CMM products are used by and targeted to a wide variety of industrial customers.  The largest market for industrial metrology products is the automotive industry.  The Company has developed a number of new products in the past year for the 3D Scanning and CMM markets.  The marketing and sales of these new products is in the early stages and the acceptance and adoption rate in the market will be better understood over the next several quarters.

 

In fiscal 2014, the Company added new members to its management team and put in place a strategic plan designed to expand revenues and increase shareholder value over the longer term.  The four elements of the plan are: continuing to expand profitability in core markets, pursuing prudent diversification, extending technological leadership, and maintaining fiscal discipline to ensure strong profitability.

 

On January 29, 2015, the Company acquired all of the share capital of Next Metrology Software s.r.o. “(NMS”) for total cash consideration of $2.3 million, and deferred payments of $228,000 payable 12 months from closing.  NMS is a Czech Republic company that develops CMM operating software.  On February 27, 2015, the Company acquired all of the share capital of Coord3 s.r.l. (“Coord3”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Coord3 Industries s.r.l., for $1.9 million in cash and deferred payments of $338,000 payable 18 months from closing.  Coord3 based in Turin, Italy, designs and manufactures a full range of coordinate measuring machines.  The purchase transactions are denominated in euros and have been converted to U.S dollars reflecting actual rates on the day of the closing.  See the Liquidity and Capital Resources section below and Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, “Acquisitions”, contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q  for further information regarding these acquisitions.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2014

 

Overview – The Company reported a net loss of $1.6 million, or ($.17) per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 compared with net income of $2.5 million, or $.26 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2014.  The Company’s quarterly results vary from quarter

14


 

to quarter and are dependent upon delivery and installation schedules determined by our customers.  These schedules are subject to change by the customer and are not controlled by the Company.   Specific line item results are described below.

 

Bookings – Bookings represent new orders received from customers.  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 table sets forth comparison data for the Company’s bookings by geographic location. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings (by location)

Third Quarter

Third Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

2015

2014

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

7.6 

 

49.4% 

 

 

$

4.7 

 

35.6% 

 

 

$

2.9 
61.7% 

 

Europe

 

 

4.7 

 

30.5% 

 

 

 

5.6 

 

42.4% 

 

 

 

(0.9)

(16.1)%

 

Asia

 

 

3.1 

 

20.1% 

 

 

 

2.9 

 

22.0% 

 

 

 

0.2 
6.9% 

 

Totals

 

$

15.4 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

13.2 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

2.2 
16.7% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings increased  $2.2 million, or 16.7%, from the level achieved a year ago due to $1.7 million of higher bookings for CMM products and to a lesser extent higher bookings of other Measurement Solutions products.   The increase in bookings in the Americas was primarily from higher Measurement Solutions orders.  Europe’s decrease in bookings primarily related to lower Measurement Solutions orders that were partially offset by $1.5 million of new CMM orders. Additionally, bookings in Europe decreased $1.6 million as a result of re-valuing the European backlog to reflect the lower euro rate at March 31, 2015 from the rate in effect at December 31, 2014. 

 

BacklogBacklog represents orders or bookings received by the Company that have not yet been filled.  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 table sets forth comparison data for the Company’s backlog by geographic location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backlog (by location)

Third Quarter

Third Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

2015

2014

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

13.2 

 

30.6% 

 

 

$

10.8 

 

29.7% 

 

 

$

2.4 
22.2% 

 

Europe

 

 

17.6 

 

40.8% 

 

 

 

13.9 

 

38.3% 

 

 

 

3.7 
26.6% 

 

Asia

 

 

12.3 

 

28.6% 

 

 

 

11.6 

 

32.0% 

 

 

 

0.7 
6.0% 

 

Totals

 

$

43.1 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

36.3 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

6.8 
18.7% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Company’s $43.1 million backlog at March 31, 2015 increased $6.8 million or 18.7% from the backlog at March 31, 2014 primarily due to $5.3 million of backlog for CMM products.   The backlog of CMM orders includes $4.9 million of acquired backlog related to the acquisition of Coord3.  The increase in backlog in the Americas and Asia represented higher orders for Measurement Solutions.    Europe’s backlog increased primarily for CMM orders that were partially offset by lower Measurement Solutions orders in Europe for non-CMM products.  The re-valuation effect of the lower euro at March 31, 2015 versus December 31, 2014, reduced backlog approximately $1.6 million.    

 

Sales – Sales of $16.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased $1.1 million, or 6.4%, when compared to the same period a year ago.  The following table sets forth comparison data for the Company’s net sales by geographic location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales (by location)

Third Quarter

Third Quarter