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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 March 31, 2014.

 

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 9, 2014, was:

 

 

 

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

9,147,715

Class

 

Number of shares

 

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PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

 

 

 

2


 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERCEPTRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amount)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

19,626 

 

$

13,364 

Short-term investments

 

 

14,268 

 

 

13,321 

Receivables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billed receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

16,840 

 

 

21,499 

of $212 and $174, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unbilled receivables

 

 

352 

 

 

506 

Other receivables

 

 

307 

 

 

261 

Inventories, net of reserves of $1,379 and $1,124, respectively

 

 

7,887 

 

 

6,783 

Deferred taxes

 

 

1,339 

 

 

1,342 

Other current assets

 

 

1,950 

 

 

1,468 

Total current assets

 

 

62,569 

 

 

58,544 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building and land

 

 

6,437 

 

 

6,422 

Machinery and equipment

 

 

13,715 

 

 

13,301 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

1,149 

 

 

1,137 

 

 

 

21,301 

 

 

20,860 

Less  -  Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

(15,799)

 

 

(15,282)

Net property and equipment

 

 

5,502 

 

 

5,578 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term Investments

 

 

725 

 

 

725 

Deferred Tax Asset

 

 

9,993 

 

 

9,298 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

78,789 

 

$

74,145 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

2,172 

 

$

2,561 

Accrued liabilities and expenses

 

 

4,254 

 

 

3,794 

Accrued compensation

 

 

1,202 

 

 

3,324 

Income taxes payable

 

 

1,329 

 

 

1,075 

Deferred revenue

 

 

6,654 

 

 

6,496 

Total current liabilities

 

 

15,611 

 

 

17,250 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9,148 and 8,619, respectively

 

 

91 

 

 

86 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

692 

 

 

(94)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

43,448 

 

 

39,442 

Retained earnings

 

 

18,947 

 

 

17,461 

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

63,178 

 

 

56,895 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

$

78,789 

 

$

74,145 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales

 

$

17,328 

 

$

14,765 

 

$

42,219 

 

$

40,142 

Cost of Sales

 

 

9,166 

 

 

7,420 

 

 

24,794 

 

 

22,001 

Gross Profit

 

 

8,162 

 

 

7,345 

 

 

17,425 

 

 

18,141 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

3,913 

 

 

3,413 

 

 

10,987 

 

 

10,232 

Engineering, research and development

 

 

1,630 

 

 

1,636 

 

 

4,926 

 

 

4,786 

Total operating expenses

 

 

5,543 

 

 

5,049 

 

 

15,913 

 

 

15,018 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income

 

 

2,619 

 

 

2,296 

 

 

1,512 

 

 

3,123 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income and (Expenses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

58 

 

 

50 

 

 

121 

 

 

126 

Foreign currency gain/(loss)

 

 

110 

 

 

(249)

 

 

(139)

 

 

(407)

Other

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

Total other income (expense)

 

 

168 

 

 

(199)

 

 

(18)

 

 

(276)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

 

 

2,787 

 

 

2,097 

 

 

1,494 

 

 

2,847 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Tax Expense

 

 

(306)

 

 

(761)

 

 

(8)

 

 

(698)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

 

 

2,481 

 

 

1,336 

 

 

1,486 

 

 

2,149 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Products Business Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(net of $16 and $29 of  tax expense, respectively)

 

 

 -

 

 

31 

 

 

 -

 

 

57 

Total income from discontinued operations (Note 11)

 

 

 -

 

 

31 

 

 

 -

 

 

57 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

2,481 

 

$

1,367 

 

$

1,486 

 

$

2,206 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.27 

 

$

0.16 

 

$

0.17 

 

$

0.25 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

0.01 

Net Income

 

$

0.27 

 

$

0.16 

 

$

0.17 

 

$

0.26 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.26 

 

$

0.16 

 

$

0.16 

 

$

0.25 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

0.01 

Net Income

 

$

0.26 

 

$

0.16 

 

$

0.16 

 

$

0.26 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

9,130 

 

 

8,538 

 

 

8,928 

 

 

8,489 

Dilutive effect of stock options

 

 

235 

 

 

109 

 

 

244 

 

 

79 

Diluted

 

 

9,365 

 

 

8,647 

 

 

9,172 

 

 

8,568 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

(In Thousands)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

2,481 

 

$

1,367 

 

$

1,486 

 

$

2,206 

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

(97)

 

 

(323)

 

 

786 

 

 

470 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

 

$

2,384 

 

$

1,044 

 

$

2,272 

 

$

2,676 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

(In Thousands)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,486 

 

$

2,206 

Income from discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

(57)

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided from  

 

 

 

 

 

 

(used for) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

510 

 

 

479 

Stock compensation expense

 

 

373 

 

 

148 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(719)

 

 

(1)

Disposal of assets and other

 

 

(205)

 

 

(19)

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

33 

 

 

(22)

Changes in assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables, net

 

 

3,730 

 

 

2,234 

Inventories

 

 

(972)

 

 

(1,961)

Accounts payable

 

 

1,234 

 

 

538 

Other current assets and liabilities

 

 

(2,063)

 

 

(858)

Net cash provided from operating activities-continuing operations

 

 

3,407 

 

 

2,687 

Net cash used for operating activities-discontinued operations

 

 

 -

 

 

(828)

Net cash provided from operating activities

 

 

3,407 

 

 

1,859 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from stock plans

 

 

3,638 

 

 

501 

Payment of cash dividend

 

 

 -

 

 

(2,124)

Net cash provided from (used for) financing activities

 

 

3,638 

 

 

(1,623)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of short-term investments

 

 

(23,178)

 

 

(11,650)

Sales of short-term investments

 

 

22,677 

 

 

10,797 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(413)

 

 

(626)

Proceeds from sale of Commercial Products Business Unit assets (Note 11)

 

 

 -

 

 

838 

Net cash used for investing activities

 

 

(914)

 

 

(641)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

131 

 

 

23 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

6,262 

 

 

(382)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, July 1

 

 

13,364 

 

 

12,984 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, March 31

 

$

19,626 

 

$

12,602 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2013 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 February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance on disclosure requirements for items reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income. This new guidance requires entities to present (either on the face of the income statement or in the notes) the effects on the line items of the income statement for amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income. The new guidance was effective for the Company beginning July 1, 2013 and did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

In March 2013, the FASB issued guidance on a parent entity’s accounting for the cumulative translation adjustment upon derecognition of a subsidiary or group of assets within a foreign entity. 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. The new guidance will be effective for the Company beginning July 1, 2014. The Company does not anticipate a material impact on its financial statements upon adoption.

 

In July 2013, the FASB issued updated guidance on the presentation of unrecognized tax benefits when a net operating loss carry−forward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carry−forward exists. The update clarifies that an unrecognized tax benefit should be presented in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carry−forward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carry−forward. In situations where the tax benefit is not available at the reporting date under the governing tax law or if the entity does not intend to use the deferred tax asset for such purpose, the unrecognized tax benefit should be presented as a liability and not combined with deferred tax assets. The updated guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The amendments are to be applied to all unrecognized tax benefits that exist as of the effective date and may be applied retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented. The new guidance was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2014 and did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

In July 2013, the FASB issued updated guidance permitting the Federal Funds Effective Swap Rate (or Overnight Index Swap Rate) to be used as a U.S. benchmark interest rate for hedge accounting purposes, in addition to the U.S. government rate and LIBOR. Prior to the amendment, only U.S. Treasury and the LIBOR swap rates were considered benchmark interest rates. Including the Federal Funds Effective Swap Rate as an acceptable U.S. benchmark interest rate, in addition to U.S. Treasury and LIBOR rates, provides a more comprehensive spectrum of interest rates to be utilized as the designated benchmark interest rate risk component under the hedge accounting guidance. The updated guidance is effective prospectively for qualifying new or redesignated hedging relationships entered into on or after July 17, 2013. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

3.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 Automated Systems 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.

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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 Automated Systems 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.

 

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, 2013.

 

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, 2014 and June 30, 2013 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

March 31, 2014

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Mutual funds

$

11 

 

$

11 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Fixed deposits and certificates of deposit

 

11,196 

 

 

 -

 

 

11,196 

 

 

 -

Variable rate demand notes

 

1,325 

 

 

 -

 

 

1,325 

 

 

 -

Repurchase agreements

 

1,736 

 

 

 -

 

 

1,736 

 

 

 -

Total

$

14,268 

 

$

11 

 

$

14,257 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

June 30, 2013

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Mutual funds

$

25 

 

$

25 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Fixed deposits and certificates of deposit

 

9,581 

 

 

 -

 

 

9,581 

 

 

 -

Variable rate demand notes

 

1,715 

 

 

 -

 

 

1,715 

 

 

 -

Repurchase agreements

 

2,000 

 

 

 -

 

 

2,000 

 

 

 -

Total

$

13,321 

 

$

25 

 

$

13,296 

 

$

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 $1,379,000 and $1,124,000 at March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively, is comprised of the following (in thousands):

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March 31,

 

June 30,

Inventory

2014

 

2013

Component parts

$

3,122 

 

$

2,648 

Work in process

 

661 

 

 

376 

Finished goods

 

4,104 

 

 

3,759 

Total

$

7,887 

 

$

6,783 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 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, 2014, the Company had $14.2 million of short-term investments that primarily represented $11.2 million in time deposits or certificates of deposit, $1.3 million in variable rate demand notes and $1.7 million in repurchase agreements.  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 and India.  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, 2014 and June 30, 2013, restricted cash was $665,000 and $772,000, respectively.

 

At March 31, 2014, 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 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, 2014 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 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.

 

7.Credit Facilities 

 

The Company had no debt outstanding at March  31, 2014 and June 30, 2013.

 

The Company has a $6.0 million secured credit agreement with Comerica Bank (“Credit Agreement”).  On October 31, 2013, the Company entered into a Sixth Amendment to the Credit Agreement that extended the maturity date until November 2, 2015 and increased the dividend amount the Company could declare to $2.5 million from $1.8 million in any fiscal year provided the Company maintains a minimum Tangible Net Worth as defined in the Credit Agreement.  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 of not less than $33.2 million.  The Company was in compliance with this financial covenant at March 31, 2014.  The Credit Agreement also requires the Company to have no advances outstanding for 30 days (which need not be consecutive) during each calendar year. 

 

At March 31, 2014, the Company's German subsidiary (“GmbH”) had an unsecured credit facility totaling 350,000 Euros (equivalent to approximately $481,000).  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 7.15%.  The facility allows up to 250,000 Euros to be used for providing bank guarantees bearing an interest

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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.    

 

8.Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company maintains a 2004 Stock Incentive Plan (“2004 Plan”) and a 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.  The Company also had a 1992 Stock Option Plan (“1992 Plan”).  During fiscal year 2014, all remaining options under the 1992 Plan were exercised or expired and no options remain outstanding.  The 2004 Plan replaced the 1992 and Directors Plans as to future grants.  No further grants are permitted to be made under the terms of the 1992, 1998 and Directors Plans.  Options previously granted under the 1998 and Directors Plans will continue to be maintained until all options are exercised, cancelled or expire.  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

 

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.  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 non-cash, stock option compensation costs in the amount of $67,000 and $216,000 in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.  The Company recognized non-cash, stock option compensation costs in the amount of $57,000 and $148,000 in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013, respectively.  As of March 31, 2014, the total remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested stock options amounted to $800,000.  The Company expects to recognize this cost over a weighted average vesting period of 3.15 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.  The Company did not grant any stock options during the three months ended March 31, 2013.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

3/31/2014

 

3/31/2013

 

3/31/2014

 

3/31/2013

Weighted average estimated fair value per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

share of options granted during the period

$

4.18 

 

$

 -

 

$

3.18 

 

$

2.27 

Assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend yield

$

2.10 

 

$

 -

 

$

2.10 

 

$

 -

Common stock price volatility

 

38.88% 

 

 

 -

 

 

38.88% 

 

 

44.86% 

Risk free rate of return

 

1.46% 

 

 

 -

 

 

1.53% 

 

 

0.62% 

Expected option term (in years)

 

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. The Company received approximately $128,000 and $307,000 in cash from option exercises under all share-based payment arrangements for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013, respectively.

 

Restricted Shares

 

Restricted stock awards under the 2004 Plan are earned based on an individual’s achievement of performance goals during the previous fiscal year with a subsequent one year service vesting after the issuance date.  The grant date fair value associated with the restricted stock is calculated in accordance with ASC 718 “Compensation – Stock Compensation”.  Compensation expense related to restricted stock 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 awards expected to be issued and vested and is amortized over the combined performance and service

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periods. The 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, 2014, the total remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to restricted stock awards amounted to $336,000.

 

A summary of the status of restricted shares issued at March 31, 2014 is presented in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

Nonvested

 

Grant Date

 

Shares

 

Fair Value

Nonvested at June 30, 2013

 

 -

 

$

 -

Granted

 

22,550 

 

 

5.39 

Vested

 

 -

 

 

 -

Forfeited or expired

 

(4,600)

 

 

 -

Nonvested at March 31, 2014

 

17,950 

 

$

5.39 

 

9.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 13,000 and 761,000 shares of common stock outstanding in the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.  Options to purchase 172,000 and 980,000 shares of common stock outstanding in the nine months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.    

 

10.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. 

 

As previously reported in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2013, on July 19, 2013, a civil suit was filed against the Company by 3CEMS, a Cayman Islands and People’s Republic of China corporation, with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (the “3CEMS Matter”).  The suit alleged 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 $4.5 million.  Effective December 6, 2013, a Tolling Agreement (the “Tolling Agreement”) was entered into between the Company and 3CEMS.  The Tolling Agreement provided that 3CEMS would dismiss the suit against the Company without prejudice, permitting the parties to continue to discuss the dispute outside of litigation.  The Company has agreed that should 3CEMS subsequently seek to assert claims against the Company related to such suit the Company will not oppose the claims based on the statute of limitations or any other time-based defense, based upon the passage of time from July 19, 2013 to the date the Tolling Agreement is terminated.  The Tolling Agreement terminates on December 31, 2014 or, if earlier upon 20 days’ notice by either party.  On January 13, 2014, based upon 3CEMS’ voluntary dismissal, the Court entered an order of dismissal of the suit against the Company without prejudice. 

 

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.

 

11.Discontinued Operations

 

On August 30, 2012, the Company sold substantially all of the assets of its Commercial Products Business Unit (“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 sale of CBU resulted in an after-tax gain of approximately $124,000 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 that offset a loss on the CBU operations of $98,000.  In the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, the Company recorded an after-tax gain of $31,000 related to the settlement of certain liabilities. 

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Information regarding revenue and operating results of CBU included in discontinued operations is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

3/31/2014

 

3/31/2013

 

3/31/2014

 

3/31/2013

Net Sales

$

 -

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

 

$

595 

Operating Loss

$

 -

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

 

$

(148)

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.

The Company’s balance sheet at March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, did not have any assets or liabilities related to CBU.

 

12.Dividends

 

On September 27, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a special dividend as shown in the chart below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In fiscal year 2013, the Company also announced that it intended to pay regular annual dividends. The Company may change its dividend policy and dividend amounts at any time, or discontinue the payment of dividends altogether.

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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 its fiscal year 2014 and future new order bookings, revenue, expenses, net income and backlog levels, future dividend payments, 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, the rate of adoption of our Helix®   technology, and our ability to fund our fiscal year 2014 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,”  “prospects” 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 “Part I, Item 1A – Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, for fiscal year 2013.  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 products tend to be given later in the integration process.  A significant portion of the Company’s projected revenues and net income may depend upon the Company’s ability to successfully develop and introduce new products, expand into new geographic markets or continue sales with current and future 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. Dollar, Euro, Chinese Yuan and Japanese Yen.  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 3D machine vision solutions for measurement, inspection, and robot guidance in 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 – AutoGauge, AutoGauge Plus, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoGuide and Helix® gauging and robot guidance solutions.  These products are 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, and WheelWorks®. products that target the digitizing, reverse engineering, inspection and original equipment manufacturers 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.  The existing installed base of Automated Systems products also provides a continuous revenue stream in the form of system additions, upgrades, modifications, and Value Added Services such as customer training and support.  Opportunities for Technology Component products include growth from ScanWorks®xyz.  The ScanWorks®xyz product opens up a new market opportunity by allowing customers to add scanning capability to their existing coordinate measuring machines. 

 

On August 30, 2012, the Company completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Commercial Products Business Unit (“CBU”).  CBU is reported as a discontinued operation.  The disposal and operating results of CBU resulted in a net, after-tax gain of approximately

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$31,000 and $57,000 in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013.  There has been no activity associated with CBU in the nine months ended March 31, 2014.   

 

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Company had net income of $2.5 million compared to net income of $1.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013.  The $1.1 million difference in net income between the third quarters of fiscal years 2014 and 2013 was primarily the result of higher sales of $2.5 million in the fiscal year 2014 quarter.  Gross margin was $8.2 million in the current quarter and increased by approximately $817,000 or 11.1%, from the third quarter of last year primarily due to the higher level of sales in the quarter.  The gross margin percentage of 47.1% decreased from 49.7% in the year-ago third quarter, primarily due to the Company’s product mix in each quarter.  As anticipated, the gross margin for the first nine months of the year increased to 41.3%, from 37.2% reported for the first six months of fiscal year 2014.  The fixed nature of certain cost of goods sold can cause a variation in gross margin from quarter-to-quarter. 

 

Outlook –As anticipated, delivery of scheduled shipments in Europe and higher sales of Automated Systems in Asia drove strong third quarter fiscal year 2014 sales and led to a net profit for both the quarter and nine-month period.  During the quarter, the Company’s backlog decreased as forecasted from the record level it had reached at the end of the second quarter.  The Company expects backlog in the fourth quarter will decrease slightly as a result of another anticipated strong quarter of sales exceeding bookings in the quarter.  Due to an increase in the value of the Company’s public float, as of December 31, 2013, Perceptron, Inc. will become an accelerated filer for its fiscal year 2014 year end.  This change in filing status requires the Company to have an audit of its internal control over financial reporting (ICFR), which will increase fees related to the annual audit.  For the full-fiscal year 2014, we project to be profitable and have sales in the range of fiscal year 2013.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2013

 

OverviewNet sales in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 were $17.3 million with net income of $2.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to net sales of $14.8 million and net income of $1.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013.  During the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, the Company recorded income of $31,000, net of tax, from the sale and discontinued operations of its Commercial Products Business Unit. 

 

Sales – The following table sets forth comparison data for the Company’s net sales by geographic location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales (by location)

Third Quarter

Third Quarter

 

 

 

(in millions)

2014

2013

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

3.0 

 

17.3% 

 

 

$

5.5 

 

37.2% 

 

 

$

(2.5)

(45.5)%

 

Europe

 

 

9.6 

 

55.5% 

 

 

 

8.0 

 

54.0% 

 

 

 

1.6 
20.0% 

 

Asia

 

 

4.7 

 

27.2% 

 

 

 

1.3 

 

8.8% 

 

 

 

3.4 
261.5% 

 

Totals

 

$

17.3 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

14.8 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

2.5 
16.9% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales were approximately $17.3 million, or 16.9%, higher than the $14.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013.  Asia’s revenue increased primarily due to higher Automated Systems sales, partially offset by a decrease in Technology Component sales.  Europe’s sales increased primarily due to higher Automated Systems sales, and to a lesser extent, Value Added Services, partially offset by lower Technology Components sales.  In fiscal year 2014, currency movements contributed approximately $550,000 to the increase in sales, compared to last year, primarily related to the stronger Euro, which represented approximately $470,000 of the increase and to a lesser extent, the Chinese Yuan.  The decline in sales in the Americas was principally due to lower Automated Systems sales and to a lesser extent, Value Added Services salesChanges in sales levels reflect normal quarter to quarter fluctuations as a result of requested delivery and installation schedules from our customers.  

 

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)

2014

2013

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

4.7 

 

35.6% 

 

 

$

5.9 

 

39.6% 

 

 

$

(1.2)

(20.3)%

 

Europe

 

 

5.6 

 

42.4% 

 

 

 

4.4 

 

29.5% 

 

 

 

1.2 
27.3% 

 

Asia

 

 

2.9 

 

22.0% 

 

 

 

4.6 

 

30.9% 

 

 

 

(1.7)

(37.0)%

 

Totals

 

$

13.2 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

14.9 

 

100.0% 

 

 

$

(1.7)

(11.4)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookings totaled $13.2 million in the third quarter compared to $14.9 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2013.  The $1.7 million decrease in bookings or 11.4% was primarily due to decreases in Asia and the Americas, partially offset by an increase in Europe.  The decrease in Asia was principally due to lower orders for Automated Systems products and to a lesser extent, Technology Components.  The decrease in the Americas was primarily related to a decrease in Automated Systems products and lower Value Added Services.  The increase in Europe was primarily related to higher orders for Automated Systems products and to a lesser extent, higher Value Added Services orders.  Currency movements, primarily in the Euro, helped increase bookings by approximately $44,000. 

 

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)

2014

2013

Increase/(Decrease)

Americas

 

$

10.8