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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-K

(Mark one)

x Annual report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

 

¨ Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

For the transition period from            to            .

Commission file number 0-24020

 

 

SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   61-1321992

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

101 Bullitt Lane, Suite 450

Louisville, Kentucky 40222

  (502) 329-2000

(Address of principal executive

offices, including zip code)

 

(Registrant’s telephone number,

including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

(Title of each class)

 

(Name of each exchange on which registered)

Common Stock, $.01 par value   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    ¨  Yes    x  No

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    ¨  Yes    x  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Sections 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.    x  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).    x  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ¨

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.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨    Smaller reporting company   x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    ¨  Yes    x  No

The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter (July 1, 2012) was $73,412,626.

There were 20,044,172 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of March 5, 2013.

 

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the definitive Proxy Statement to be delivered to shareholders in connection with the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held May 7, 2013 are incorporated by reference into Part III to the extent described therein.

 

 

 


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             Page  

Part I

  
  Item 1.  

Business

     1   
  Item 1A.  

Risk Factors

     8   
  Item 1B.  

Unresolved Staff Comments

     15   
  Item 2.  

Properties

     16   
  Item 3.  

Legal Proceedings

     17   
  Item 4.  

Mine Safety Disclosures

     18   

Part II

  
  Item 5.  

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

     19   
  Item 6.  

Selected Financial Data

     20   
  Item 7.  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     21   
  Item 7A.  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     30   
  Item 8.  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

     31   
  Item 9.  

Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

     61   
  Item 9A.  

Controls and Procedures

     61   
  Item 9B.  

Other Information

     61   

Part III

  
  Item 10.  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

     62   
  Item 11.  

Executive Compensation

     62   
  Item 12.  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

     62   
  Item 13.  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

     63   
  Item 14.  

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

     63   

Part IV

  
  Item 15.  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

     64   

Signature Page

     68   

In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, “Sypris,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Sypris Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries and predecessors, collectively. “Sypris Solutions” and “Sypris” are our trademarks. All other trademarks, servicemarks or trade names referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are the property of their respective owners.


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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

General

We were formed as a Delaware corporation in 1997. We are a diversified provider of outsourced services and specialty products. We perform a wide range of manufacturing, engineering, design and other technical services, typically under multi-year, sole-source contracts with corporations and government agencies principally in the markets for industrial manufacturing and aerospace and defense electronics.

We are organized into two business groups, the Industrial Group and the Electronics Group. The Industrial Group is comprised of Sypris Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which generates revenue primarily from the sale of manufacturing services to customers in the market for truck components and assemblies and from the sale of products to the energy and chemical markets. The Electronics Group is comprised of Sypris Electronics, LLC and its subsidiary, which generates revenue primarily from the sale of manufacturing services, technical services and products to customers in the market for aerospace and defense electronics.

We focus on those markets where we believe we have the expertise, qualifications and leadership position to sustain a competitive advantage. We target our resources to support the needs of industry participants that embrace multi-year contractual relationships as a strategic component of their supply chain management. These contracts, many of which are sole-source by part number and are for terms of up to five years, enable us to invest in leading-edge processes or technologies to help our customers remain competitive. The productivity, flexibility and economies of scale that can result offer an important opportunity for differentiating ourselves from the competition when it comes to cost, quality, reliability and customer service.

Industrial Manufacturing Group (the Industrial Group). Through our Industrial Group, we are a significant supplier of forged and machined components, serving the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck and energy markets in North America. We produce drive train components including axle shafts, gear sets, differential cases, steer axle forgings, and other components under multi-year, sole-source contracts with Meritor, Inc. (Meritor) and Dana Holding Corporation (Dana), the two primary providers of drive train assemblies for use by the leading truck manufacturers, including Ford Motor Company (Ford), Freightliner LLC (Freightliner), Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack), Navistar International Corporation (Navistar), PACCAR, Inc. (PACCAR) and Volvo Truck Corporation (Volvo). We also supply Meritor with trailer axle beams for use by the leading trailer manufacturers, including Great Dane Limited Partnership (Great Dane), Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai), Stoughton Trailers, LLC (Stoughton), Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company (Utility) and Wabash National Corporation (Wabash). We continue to support our customers’ strategies to outsource non-core operations by supplying additional components and providing additional value added operations for drive train assemblies. Over the past several years, we have implemented a restructuring plan that has allowed us to adjust our overhead and infrastructure to be in line with current and projected levels of customer demand and market requirements. The plan has been successful, resulting in significant and permanent cost reductions that have lowered our operating breakeven level. The plan also included a diversification strategy which has resulted in the recent addition of long-term agreements with Eaton Corporation (Eaton) and American Axle, under which we supply forgings. We expect to benefit from these actions in the future as global economic conditions and the strength of the commercial vehicle industry continue to improve.

Aerospace & Defense Electronics Group (the Electronics Group). Our Electronics Group is organized around two primary business lines: Information Security Solutions (ISS) and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS).

 

   

Information Security Solutions (ISS). Our ISS business provides solutions in cyber security, secure communications, global electronic key management, Sypris Data Systems branded products, and product design and development to the U.S. Government, both defense and civilian agencies, international government agencies, as well as worldwide defense and aerospace prime organizations. This group has several long-term contracts with the Department of Defense to design and build

 

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information assurance products, including link encryptors, data recording products and electronic key fill devices.

 

   

Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). Our EMS business is focused on circuit card and full box build manufacturing, dedicated space and high reliability manufacturing, integrated design and engineering services, systems assembly and integration, design for manufacturability, and design to specification work. Our customers include large aerospace and defense companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin), Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) and Raytheon Company (Raytheon).

Our industry’s business environment continues to be shaped by policy and budget decisions and the economic conditions of the U.S. Government. Recent actions of Congress and the Administration indicate an ongoing emphasis on federal budget deficit reduction. Near-term budget decisions by the Administration and Congress may considerably reduce discretionary spending, of which defense constitutes the majority share. In addition, the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the “Budget Control Act”) commits the U.S. Government to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over ten years through a combination of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and caps on discretionary spending. This “sequestration” under the Budget Control Act is split equally between defense and non-defense programs. Originally scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013, the deadline for averting “sequestration” was delayed until March 1, 2013 by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “ATRA”). Congress and the Administration continue to debate these issues. Our aerospace and defense electronics business accounted for approximately 16% of net revenue in 2012.

Our Markets

Industrial Group. The industrial manufacturing markets include truck components and assemblies, trailer components and specialty closures. The truck components and assemblies market which consists of the original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, including Chrysler Group LLC, Ford, Freightliner, General Motors Company, Mack, Navistar, PACCAR and Volvo, and an extensive supply chain of companies of all types and sizes that are classified into different levels or tiers. The trailer market consists of OEMs including Great Dane, Wabash, Utility, Hyundai, Vanguard and Stoughton. Tier I companies represent the primary suppliers to the OEMs and include Meritor, Dana, Delphi Automotive LLP, Eaton and Visteon Corporation, among others. Below this group of companies reside numerous suppliers that either supply the OEMs directly or supply the Tier I companies. In all segments of the truck components and assemblies and the trailer markets, however, suppliers are under intense competitive pressure to improve product quality and to reduce capital expenditures, production costs and inventory levels. The specialty closures market consists primarily of oil and gas pipelines, which are also facing significant pressures to improve quality, reduce costs and defer capital expenditures.

Although general economic and industry specific conditions have begun to stabilize, there continues to be concern about the sustainability of a continued economic recovery as a result of mixed trends surrounding unemployment levels, the housing sector and fuel prices. While improvements in the overall market contributed to consumer confidence levels improving in 2012, these factors continue to pose some risk and uncertainty to near term vehicle production levels. Production levels in North America for light, medium and heavy duty truck production have steadily increased over the past three years from the depressed economic environment of 2008 and early 2009. We continue to expect modest growth in production levels within our Industrial Manufacturing Group through 2013 and 2014.

Electronics Group. The U.S. Government continues to focus on developing and implementing spending, tax and other initiatives to reduce the deficit, create jobs and stimulate the economy. This process and the spending reductions to defense programs have the potential to significantly impact our portfolio of business in this segment, which is dependent upon discretionary appropriations for defense programs. Although we believe that our products and programs are well aligned with national defense and other priorities, shifts in domestic and international spending and tax policy, changes in security, defense and intelligence priorities, the affordability of our products and services, changes in or preferences for new or different technologies, general economic conditions and other factors may affect the level of funding for existing or proposed programs. Uncertainty over budget plans and national security spending may prove challenging for our customer community, as well as the defense industry as a whole.

 

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Market conditions for our ISS business are expected to be favorable over the long term, given the growing cyber security and intelligence markets. However, our EMS business, dedicated to the aerospace and defense market, faces various market conditions. The nature of providing outsourced manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense electronics industry differs substantially from the traditional commercial outsourced manufacturing services industry. The cost of failure can be extremely high, the manufacturing requirements are typically complex and products are produced in relatively small quantities. Companies that provide these manufacturing services are required to maintain and adhere to a number of strict and comprehensive certifications, security clearances and traceability standards.

Our Business Strategy

Our objective is to improve our position in each of our core markets by increasing the number of multi-year contracts with customers and investing in highly automated production capacity to remain competitive on a global scale. We intend to serve our customers and achieve this objective by continuing to:

Concentrate on our Core Markets. We are a significant supplier of forged and machined components, serving the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck and energy markets in North America. We have been an established supplier of manufacturing and technical services to major aerospace and defense companies and agencies of the U.S. Government for over 40 years. We will continue to focus on those markets where we have the expertise, qualifications and opportunity for market share to sustain a competitive advantage.

Dedicate our Resources to Support Strategic Partnerships. We will continue to dedicate our resources to support the needs of industry leaders that embrace multi-year contractual relationships as a strategic component of their supply chain management and have the potential for long-term growth. We prefer contracts that are sole-source by part number so we can work closely with the customer to the mutual benefit of both parties. Dana and Meritor have awarded us with sole-source supply agreements for certain parts that run through 2014 and 2015, respectively. Historically, we entered into multi-year manufacturing services agreements with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon. Our success in establishing outsourcing partnerships with key customers has historically led to additional contracts, and we believe that if we continue to successfully perform on current contracts, we should have additional growth opportunities with these and other customers.

Pursue the Strategic Acquisition of Assets. Over the long term, we will continue to target the strategic acquisition of assets that serve to consolidate our position in our core markets, expand our presence outside the U.S., create or strengthen our relationships with leading companies and expand our range of value-added services in return for multi-year supply agreements. We intend to acquire assets that can be integrated with our core businesses and that can be used to support other customers, thereby improving asset utilization and achieving greater productivity, flexibility and economies of scale.

Grow Through the Addition of New Value-Added Services. We hope to grow through the addition of new value-added manufacturing capabilities and the introduction of additional components in the supply chain that enable us to provide a more complete solution by improving quality and reducing product cost, inventory levels and cycle times for our customers. In many instances, we offer a variety of state-of-the-art machining capabilities to our customers in the industrial manufacturing markets that enable us to reduce labor and shipping costs and minimize cycle times for our customers over the long-term, providing us with additional growth opportunities in the future. Successfully migrating from design and manufacturing of complex circuit card assemblies to box builds would increase product content with our customers and would allow us to be a more significant player in the aerospace and defense market.

We believe that the number and duration of our strategic relationships enable us to invest in our business with greater certainty and with less risk than others that do not benefit from the type of longer term contractual commitments we receive from many of our major customers. The investments we make in support of these contracts are targeted to provide us with the productivity, flexibility, technological edge and economies of scale that we believe will help to differentiate us from the competition in the future when it comes to cost, quality, reliability and customer service.

 

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Our Services and Products

We are a diversified provider of outsourced services and specialty products. Our services consist of manufacturing, technical and other services and products that are delivered as part of our customers’ overall supply chain management. We provide our customers with services that include software licensing and development, design services, prototype development, product re-engineering, feature enhancement, product ruggedization, cost reduction, product miniaturization and electro-magnetic interference and shielding. We also apply our core technologies to the development and production of our own product line of high assurance security components, including cryptographic key management programs and data encryption and recording products for our U.S. Government and defense customers. The information below is representative of the types of products we manufacture, services we provide and the customers and industries for which we provide such products or services.

Industrial Group:

 

Dana    Drive train components (including axle shafts, differential cases, gear sets, full float tubes) and steer axle components for use in light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Meritor    Axle shafts and drive train components for medium and heavy-duty trucks as well as axle beams for trailers.
Eaton    Transmission shafts for heavy-duty trucks.
Jamison Products    Specialty closures for oil and gas pipelines.

Electronics Group:

 

Northrop Grumman    Circuit card assembly and sub-assembly design and build for electronic sensors and systems ranging from radar and targeting systems to tactical ground stations, navigation systems and integrated avionics.
U.S. Government    Secure communications equipment, global key management solutions and data recording systems.
Lockheed Martin    Complex circuit cards for use in some of the nation’s high priority space programs.

Manufacturing Services

Our manufacturing services typically involve the fabrication or assembly of a product or subassembly according to specifications provided by our customers. We purchase raw materials or components from our customers and independent suppliers in connection with performing our manufacturing services. We strive to enhance our manufacturing capabilities by advanced quality and manufacturing techniques, lean manufacturing, just-in-time procurement and continuous flow manufacturing, statistical process control, total quality management, stringent and real-time engineering change control routines and total cycle time reduction techniques.

Industrial Manufacturing Services. We provide our customers with a wide range of capabilities, including automated forging, extruding, machining, induction hardening, heat-treating and testing services to meet the exacting requirements. We also design and fabricate production tooling, manufacture prototype products and provide other value-added services for our customers. Our manufacturing services contracts for the truck components and assemblies markets are generally sole-source by part number. Part numbers may be specified for inclusion in a single model or a range of models. Where we are the sole-source provider by part number, we are the exclusive provider to our customer of the specific parts and for any replacements for these parts that may result from a design or model change for the duration of the manufacturing contract.

Electronics Manufacturing Services. We provide our customers with a broad variety of solutions, from low-volume prototype assembly to high-volume turnkey manufacturing. We employ a multi-disciplined engineering team that provides comprehensive manufacturing and design support to customers. The manufacturing solutions we offer include design conversion and enhancement, materials procurement, system assembly, testing and final system configuration. Our manufacturing services contracts for the aerospace and defense electronics market are generally sole-source by part number.

 

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Products

In addition to our outsourced services, we provide some of our customers with specialized products including digital and analog data systems and encryption devices used in military applications and specialty closures and joints used in pipeline and chemical systems. As we look to grow our business, emphasis will be placed on funding of new products to broaden our portfolio and meet the needs of our customers.

Our Customers

Our customers include large, established companies and agencies of the federal government. We provide some customers with a combination of outsourced services and products, while other customers may be in a single category of our service or product offering. Our five largest customers in 2012 were Dana, Meritor, Sistemas Corporation (Sistemas), the Australian government and Eaton, which in the aggregate accounted for 79% of net revenue in 2012. Our five largest customers in 2011 were Dana, Meritor, Sistemas, Northrop Grumman and Eaton, which in the aggregate accounted for 77% of net revenue in 2011. In 2012, Dana and Meritor represented approximately 55% and 15% of our net revenue, respectively. In 2011, Dana and Meritor represented approximately 54% and 13% of our net revenue, respectively. In addition, U.S. governmental agencies accounted for 6% and 9% of net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Geographic Areas and Currency Fluctuations

Our operations are located in the U.S., Mexico and Denmark. Our Mexican subsidiaries and affiliates are a part of our Industrial Group and manufacture and sell a number of products similar to those the Industrial Group produces in the U.S. Our Denmark subsidiary is a sales office and is part of our Electronics Group. In addition to normal business risks, operations outside the U.S. may be subject to a greater risk of changing political, economic and social environments, changing governmental laws and regulations, currency revaluations and market fluctuations. Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates have historically impacted our earnings only to the extent of remeasurement gains or losses related to U.S. dollar denominated accounts of our foreign subsidiaries, because the vast majority of our transactions are denominated in U.S. dollars. For the year ended December 31, 2012, other income, net, includes foreign currency transaction losses of $0.8 million. For 2011, other income, net, included foreign currency transaction gains of $2.6 million.

Consolidated net revenues from Mexican operations were $100.0 million, or 29%, and $99.1 million, or 30%, of our consolidated net revenues in 2012 and 2011, respectively. In 2012, net income from our Mexican operations was $7.5 million compared to a consolidated income from continuing operations of $10.3 million. In 2011, net income from our Mexican operations was $11.2 million compared to a consolidated income from continuing operations of $8.4 million. You can find more information about our regional operating results, including our export sales, in “Note 24 Segment Information” in Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Sales and Business Development

Our principal sources of new business originate from the expansion of existing relationships, referrals and direct sales through senior management, direct sales personnel, domestic and international sales representatives, distributors and market specialists. We supplement these selling efforts with a variety of sales literature, advertising in numerous trade media and participating in trade shows. We also utilize engineering specialists extensively to facilitate the sales process by working with potential customers to reduce the cost of the service they need. Our specialists achieve this objective by working with the customer to improve their product’s design for ease of manufacturing, reducing the amount of set-up time or material that may be required to produce the product or by developing software that can automate the test and/or certification process. The award of contracts or programs can be a lengthy process, which in some circumstances can extend well beyond 12 months. Upon occasion, we commit resources to potential contracts or programs that we ultimately do not win.

Our objective is to increase the value of the services we provide to the customer on an annual basis beyond the contractual terms that may be contained in a supply agreement. To achieve this objective, we commit to the customer that we will continuously look for ways to reduce the cost, improve the quality, reduce the cycle time and improve the life span of the products and/or services we supply the customer. Our ability to deliver on this

 

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commitment over time is expected to have a significant impact on customer satisfaction, loyalty and follow-on business.

Competition

The markets that we serve are highly competitive, and we compete against numerous domestic companies in addition to the internal capabilities of some of our customers. In the truck components and assemblies market, we compete primarily against companies including Mid-West Forge, Inc., Spencer Forge and Machine, Inc. and Traxle, which serve as suppliers to many Tier I and smaller companies. In the aerospace and defense electronics market, we compete primarily against companies including Celestica Inc., Jabil Circuit, Inc., LaBarge, Inc. and Safenet, Inc. We may face new competitors in the future as the outsourcing industry evolves and existing or start-up companies develop capabilities similar to ours. In addition, we will face new competitors as we continue to increase and expand our business.

We believe that the principal competitive factors in our markets include the availability of capacity, technological capability, flexibility, financial strength and timeliness in responding to design and schedule changes, price, quality and delivery. Although we believe that we generally compete favorably with respect to each of these factors, some of our competitors are larger and have greater financial and operating resources than we possess. Some of our competitors, as compared to us, have a greater geographic breadth and range of services. We also face competition from manufacturing operations of our current and potential customers that continually evaluate the relative benefits of internal manufacturing compared to outsourcing. We believe our competitive position to be good, and the barriers to entry to be high in a significant portion of the markets we serve.

Suppliers

For significant portions of our business, we purchase raw materials and component parts from our customers or from suppliers chosen by our customers, at prices negotiated by our customers. When these suppliers increase their prices, cause delays in production schedules or fail to meet our customers’ quality standards, our customers have contractually agreed to reimburse us for the costs associated with such price increases and not to charge us for costs caused by such delays or quality issues. Accordingly, our risks are largely limited to accurate inspections of such materials, timely communications and the collection of such reimbursements or charges, along with any additional costs incurred by us due to delays in, interruptions of, or non-optimal scheduling of, production schedules. However, for a growing part of our business, we arrange our own suppliers and assume the additional risks of price increases, quality concerns and production delays.

Raw steel and fabricated steel parts are a major component of our cost of sales and net revenue for the truck components and assemblies business. We purchase a significant portion of our steel for use in this business at the direction of our customers, with any periodic changes in the price of steel being reflected in the prices we are paid for our services. Increases in the costs of steel or other supplies can increase our working capital requirements, scrap expenses and borrowing costs.

There can be no assurance that supply interruptions or price increases will not slow production, delay shipments to our customers or increase costs in the future, any of which could adversely affect our financial results. Delays, interruptions or non-optimal scheduling of production related to interruptions in raw materials supplies can be expected to increase our costs.

Research and Development

Our research and development activities are mainly related to our product lines that serve the aerospace and defense electronics market. Process improvement expenditures related to our outsourced services are not reflected in research and development expense. Accordingly, our research and development expense represents a relatively small, but growing, percentage of our net revenue. We invested $3.8 million and $3.4 million in research and development in 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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Patents, Trademarks and Licenses

We own and are licensed under a number of patents and trademarks, but our business as a whole is not materially dependent upon any one patent, trademark, license or technologically related group of patents or licenses.

We regard our manufacturing processes and certain designs as proprietary trade secrets and confidential information. We rely largely upon a combination of trade secret laws, non-disclosure agreements with customers, suppliers and consultants, and our internal security systems, confidentiality procedures and employee confidentiality agreements to maintain the trade secrecy of our designs and manufacturing processes.

Government Regulation

Our operations are subject to compliance with regulatory requirements of federal, state and local authorities, both in the U.S. and in Mexico, including regulations concerning financial reporting and controls, labor relations, minimum pension funding levels, export and import matters, health and safety matters and protection of the environment. While compliance with applicable regulations has not adversely affected our operations in the past, there can be no assurance that we will continue to be in compliance in the future or that these regulations will not change or that the costs of compliance will not be material to us.

We must comply with detailed government procurement and contracting regulations and with U.S. Government security regulations, certain of which carry substantial penalty provisions for nonperformance or misrepresentation in the course of negotiations. Our failure to comply with our government procurement, contracting or security obligations could result in penalties or our suspension or debarment from government contracting, which would have a material adverse effect on our consolidated results of operations.

We are required to maintain U.S. Government security clearances in connection with certain activities of our Electronics Group. These clearances could be suspended or revoked if we were found not to be in compliance with applicable security regulations. Any such revocation or suspension would delay our delivery of products to customers. Although we have adopted policies directed at ensuring our compliance with applicable regulations, and there have been no suspensions or revocations at our facilities, there can be no assurance that the approved status of our facilities or personnel will continue without interruption.

We are also subject to comprehensive and changing federal, state and local environmental requirements, both in the U.S. and in Mexico, including those governing discharges to air and water, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes and the remediation of contamination associated with releases of hazardous substances. We use hazardous substances in our operations and, as is the case with manufacturers in general, if a release of hazardous substances occurs on or from any properties that we may own or operate, we may be held liable and may be required to pay the cost of remedying the condition. The amount of any resulting liability could be material.

Employees

As of December 31, 2012, we had a total of 1,277 employees, of which 1,018 of our employees are engaged in manufacturing and providing our technical services, 14 are engaged in sales and marketing, 94 are engaged in engineering and 151 engaged in administration. Approximately 591 of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements with various unions that expire on various dates through 2014. Excluding certain Mexico employees covered under an annually ratified agreement, collective bargaining agreements covering 37 employees expire within the next 12 months. Although we believe overall that our relations with our labor unions are positive, there can be no assurance that present and future issues with our unions will be resolved favorably, that negotiations will be successful or that we will not experience a work stoppage, which could adversely affect our consolidated results of operations.

Internet Access

Copies of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to these reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 are available free of charge through our website (www.sypris.com) as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file the material with, or furnish it to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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Item 1A. Risk Factors

Risks Related to Our Business and Forward-Looking Statements

This annual report, and our other oral or written communications, may contain “forward-looking” statements. These statements may include our expectations or projections about the future of our industries, business strategies, potential acquisitions or financial results and our views about developments beyond our control including domestic or global economic conditions, trends and market forces. These statements are based on management’s views and assumptions at the time originally made and we undertake no obligation to update these statements, except as may be required by law. There can be no assurance that our expectations, projections or views will come to pass, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

A number of significant risk factors could materially affect our specific business operations, and cause our performance to differ materially from any future results projected or implied by our prior statements, including those described below. Many of these risk factors are also identified in connection with the more specific descriptions contained throughout this report.

Customers

We need to generate new business revenues supported by a sustainable competitive advantage.

Our businesses generally require a higher level of new business revenues in order to operate profitably. Unless we can develop and offer new products and services with a sustainable competitive advantage, we may be unable to maintain the critical mass of capital investments or talented employees that are needed to succeed in our chosen markets. In the truck components and assemblies markets, our revenues are highly dependent upon the overall demand for new vehicles. In the aerospace and defense markets, our revenues are highly dependent upon new product development, effective marketing and sales activities, the development of additional profitable capacity (especially in our space engineering programs) and the profitable management of our legacy products and services.

Customer contracts could be less profitable than expected.

We generally bear the risk that our contracts could be unprofitable or less profitable than planned, despite our estimates of revenues and future costs to complete such contracts.

A material portion of our business is conducted under multi-year contracts, which generally include fixed prices or periodic price reductions without minimum purchase requirements. Over time, our revenues may not cover our increasing operating costs which could adversely impact our results. Our financial results are at greater risk when we accept contractual responsibility for raw material or component prices, when we cannot offset price reductions and cost increases with operating efficiencies or other savings, when we must submit contract bid prices before all key design elements are finalized or when we are subjected to other competitive pressures which erode our margins. The profitability of our contracts also can be adversely affected by unexpected start-up costs on new programs, operating inefficiencies, ineffective capital investments, inflationary pressures or inaccurate forecasts of future unit costs.

In the past, we have signed long-term supply agreements with Dana and Meritor and acquired their facilities in Morganton, North Carolina and Toluca, Mexico, among other manufacturing assets. Although most of these acquired facilities have well-established product markets, these customers or their products may not continue to be successful, product enhancements may not be made in a timely fashion, our long-term pricing agreements could generate lower margins than anticipated and there can be no assurance that we will successfully restructure or integrate these operations. Our efforts to restructure, relocate and consolidate a significant number of the operations in these plants could cause certain of these facilities to operate at underutilized levels which could materially adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Unexpected changes in our customers’ demand levels have harmed our operating results in the past and could do so in the future. Many of our customers will not commit to firm production or delivery schedules. Disagreements over pricing, quality, delivery, capacity, exclusivity or trade credit terms could disrupt order schedules. Orders also fluctuate due to changing global capacity and demand, new products, changes in market

 

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share, reorganizations or bankruptcies, material shortages, labor disputes or other factors that discourage outsourcing. These forces could increase, decrease, accelerate, delay or cancel our delivery schedules.

Inaccurate forecasting of our customers’ requirements can disrupt the efficient utilization of our manufacturing capacity, inventories or workforce. If we lose anticipated revenues, we might not succeed in redeploying our substantial capital investment and other fixed costs, potentially forcing additional plant closures, impairments of long-lived and other assets or increased losses. If we receive unanticipated orders or rapid increases in demand, these incremental volumes could be unprofitable due to the higher costs of operating above our optimal capacity.

We depend on a few key customers in challenging industries for most of our revenues.

Our five largest customers in 2012 were Dana, Meritor, Sistemas, the Australian government and Eaton, collectively accounting for 79% of net revenue. Our five largest customers in 2011 were Dana, Meritor, Sistemas, Northrop Grumman and Eaton, collectively accounting for 77% of net revenue. In addition, U.S. governmental agencies accounted for 6% and 9% of net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively. The truck components and assemblies industry has experienced credit risk, highly cyclical market demand, labor unrest, rising steel costs, bankruptcy and other obstacles, while the aerospace and defense electronics industry has seen consolidation, increased competition, disruptive new technologies and uncertain funding.

We depend on the continued growth and financial stability of these customers and our core markets, as well as general economic conditions. Adverse changes affecting these customers, markets or general conditions could harm our operating results. The truck components and assemblies market is highly cyclical, due in part to regulatory deadlines, the availability or scarcity of credit, fluctuations in oil prices and pent-up demand for replacement vehicles.

Rising costs of steel or component parts could increase our inventory and working capital levels and present challenges to our customers who seek to pass those costs on to their customers. Many of our customers’ labor disputes, financial difficulties and restructuring needs have created rising uncertainty and risk, which could increase our costs or impair our business model.

The aerospace and defense industry is pressured by cyclicality, rapid technological change, shortening product life cycles, decreasing margins, unpredictable funding levels and government procurement and certification processes. Our aerospace and defense business faces an aging portfolio of legacy products and services which must be replenished with new technologies if we are to successfully maintain or expand our market shares. Our failure to address any of these factors, particularly in our secured electronic communications or space engineering programs, could impair our business model.

There can be no assurance that any of our customers will not default on, delay or dispute payment of, or seek to reject our outstanding invoices in bankruptcy or otherwise.

Congressional budgetary constraints or reallocations can reduce our government sales.

Our Electronics Group sells manufacturing services and products to a number of U.S. government agencies, which in the aggregate represented approximately 6% and 9% of our net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively. We also serve as a contractor for large aerospace and defense companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, typically under federally funded programs, which represented approximately 4% and 4% of net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Our government contracts have many inherent risks that could adversely impact our financial results. These contracts depend upon the continuing availability of Congressional appropriations. The budget appropriations process in Congress has at times become highly politicized and unpredictable, including the growing use of “continuing resolutions” as a temporary approach to the resolution of disputes over funding levels. In addition, the Budget Control Act commits the U.S. Government to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over ten years through a combination of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and caps on discretionary spending. This “sequestration” under the Budget Control Act is split equally between defense and non-defense programs. Originally scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013, the deadline for averting “sequestration” was delayed until March 1, 2013 by the ATRA. Congress and the Administration continue to debate these issues.

 

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Any automatic across-the-board cuts required by “sequestration” could have a material adverse effect on our Electronics Group’s business and results of operations. While the exact manner in which “sequestration” would impact our business is unclear, funding for programs in which we participate, either by selling services and products to U.S. government agencies or as a contractor to companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, could be reduced, delayed or cancelled. Our ability to obtain new contract awards also could be negatively affected.

Future levels of governmental spending, including delays, declines or reallocations in the funding of certain programs could adversely affect our financial results, if we are unable to offset these changes with new business or cost reductions.

Suppliers

Interruptions in the supply of key components could disrupt production.

Some of our manufacturing services or products require one or more components that are available from a limited number of providers or from sole-source providers. In the past, some of the materials we use, including steel, certain forgings or castings, capacitors and memory and logic devices, have been subject to industry-wide shortages or capacity allocations. As a result, suppliers have been forced to allocate available quantities among their customers, and we have not been able to obtain all of the materials desired. Some of our suppliers have struggled to implement reliable quality control systems which can negatively impact our operating efficiency and financial results. In downward business cycles, the tightening of credit markets has threatened the financial viability of an increasing number of suppliers of key components and raw materials, and forced unanticipated shutdowns. Our inability to reliably obtain these or any other materials when and as needed could slow production or assembly, delay shipments to our customers, impair the recovery of our fixed costs and increase the costs of recovering to customers’ schedules, including overtime, expedited freight, equipment maintenance, operating inefficiencies, higher working capital and the obsolescence risks associated with larger buffer inventories. Each of these factors could reduce operating results.

Shortages or increased costs of utilities could harm our business and our customers.

We and our customers depend on a constant supply of electricity and natural gas from utility providers for the operation of our respective businesses and facilities. In the past, we have experienced power outages which reduced our ability to deliver products and meet our customers’ demand for those products. If we or our customers experience future interruptions in service from these providers, our production and/or delivery of products could be negatively affected. Additionally, due to the heavy consumption of energy in our production process and the businesses of our customers, if the cost of energy significantly increases, our results of operations, and those of our customers, could be negatively impacted.

Execution

Contract terminations or delays could harm our business.

We often provide manufacturing services and products under contracts that contain detailed specifications, quality standards and other terms. If we are unable to perform in accordance with such terms, our customers might seek to terminate such contracts, demand price concessions or other financial consideration or downgrade our past performance rating, an increasingly critical factor in federal procurement competitions. Moreover, many of our contracts are subject to termination for convenience or upon default. These provisions could provide only limited recoveries of certain incurred costs or profits on completed work, and could impose liability for our customers’ costs in procuring undelivered items from another source. If any of our significant contracts were to be terminated or not renewed, we would lose substantial revenues and our operating results as well as prospects for future business opportunities could be adversely affected. For example our supply agreement with Dana represented approximately 55% of our revenues in 2012, and this agreement currently provides for its expiration on January 1, 2015, unless renewed by the parties.

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or determined not to be a “presently responsible contractor,” we could be temporarily suspended or debarred for up to three or more years from receiving new government contracts or government-approved subcontracts.

We must operate more efficiently, or our results could suffer.

If we are unable to improve the cost, efficiency and yield of our operations, our costs could increase and our financial results could suffer. A number of major obstacles could include: the loss of substantial revenues due to a sluggish economic recovery; inflationary pressures; increased borrowing due to declining sales, changes in anticipated product mix and the associated variances in our profit margins; efforts to increase our manufacturing capacity and launch new programs; efforts to migrate, restructure or move business operations from one location to another; the breakdown of critical machinery or equipment; the need to identify and eliminate our root causes of scrap; our ability to achieve expected annual savings or other synergies from past and future business combinations; inventory risks due to shifts in market demand; obsolescence; price erosion of raw material or component parts; shrinkage, or other factors affecting our inventory valuations; and an inability to successfully manage growth, contraction or competitive pressures in our primary markets.

Our management or systems could be inadequate to support our existing or future operations, especially as we downsize our operating staff to reduce expenses in any extended economic downturn. Growth in our business could require us to invest in additional equipment to improve our efficiency. We may have limited experience or expertise in installing or operating such equipment, which could negatively impact our ability to deliver products on time or with acceptable costs. In addition, a material portion of our manufacturing equipment requires significant maintenance to operate effectively and we may experience maintenance and repair issues. Our efforts to restructure, relocate and consolidate a significant number of the operations, especially in our truck component manufacturing plants, could cause certain of these facilities to operate at underutilized levels, which could materially adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. In our electronics business, the risk of technical failures, nonconformance with customer specifications, an inability to deliver next generation products or other quality concerns could materially impair our operating results.

Our growth strategies could be ineffective due to the risks associated with further acquisitions.

Our growth strategy has included acquiring complementary businesses. We could fail to identify, finance or complete suitable acquisitions on acceptable terms and prices. Acquisition efforts could increase a number of risks, including: diversion of management’s attention; difficulties in integrating systems, operations and cultures; potential loss of key employees and customers of the acquired companies; lack of experience operating in the geographic market of the acquired business; an increase in our expenses and working capital requirements; risks of entering into markets or producing products where we have limited or no experience, including difficulties in integrating purchased technologies and products with our technologies and products; our ability to improve productivity and implement cost reductions; our ability to secure collective bargaining agreements with employees; and exposure to unanticipated liabilities.

Our discovery of, or failure to discover, material issues during due diligence investigations of acquisition targets, either before closing with regard to potential risks of the acquired operations, or after closing with regard to the timely discovery of breaches of representations or warranties, or of certain indemnified environmental conditions, could seriously harm our business.

Cyber security risks could negatively affect operations and result in high costs.

Our Electronics Group, as a U.S. defense contractor, and our Company overall, face cyber security threats, threats to the physical security of our facilities and employees, and terrorist acts, as well as the potential for business disruptions associated with information technology failures and natural disasters.

We routinely experience cyber security threats, threats to our information technology infrastructure and attempts to gain access to our sensitive information, as do our customers, suppliers and subcontractors. Prior cyber attacks directed at us have not had a material impact on our financial results. Due to the evolving nature of these security threats, however, the impact of any future incident cannot be predicted.

 

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Although we work cooperatively with our customers and our suppliers, subcontractors, and joint venture partners to seek to minimize the impacts of cyber threats, other security threats or business disruptions, we must rely on the safeguards put in place by those entities.

The costs related to cyber security or other security threats or disruptions may not be fully insured or indemnified by other means. Occurrence of any of these events could adversely affect our internal operations, the services we provide to customers, loss of competitive advantages derived from our research and development efforts, early obsolescence of our products and services, our future financial results, our reputation or our stock price.

Competition

Increasing competition could limit or reduce our market share.

We operate in highly competitive environments that include our customers’ internal capabilities. We believe that the principal competitive factors in our markets include the availability of manufacturing capacity, technological strength, speed and flexibility in responding to design or schedule changes, price, quality, delivery, cost management and financial strength. Our earnings could decline if our competitors or customers can provide comparable speed and quality at a lower cost, or if we fail to adequately invest in the range and quality of manufacturing services and products our customers require.

Some of our competitors have greater financial and organizational resources, customer bases and brand recognition than we do. As a result, our competitors may respond more quickly to technological changes or customer needs, consume lower fixed and variable unit costs, negotiate reduced component prices, and obtain better terms for financing growth. If we fail to compete in any of these areas, we may lose market share and our business could be seriously harmed. There can be no assurance that we will not experience increased competition or that we will be able to maintain our profitability if our competitive environment changes.

Our technologies could become obsolete, reducing our revenues and profitability.

The markets for our products and services are characterized by changing technology and continuing process development. The future of our business will depend in large part upon the continuing relevance of our technological capabilities. We could fail to make required capital investments, develop or successfully market services and products that meet changing customer needs and anticipate or respond to technological changes in a cost-effective and timely manner. Our inability to successfully launch or sustain new or next generation programs or product features, especially in accordance with budgets or committed delivery schedules could materially adversely affect our financial results. We could encounter competition from new or revised technologies that render our technologies and equipment less profitable or obsolete in our chosen markets, and our operating results may suffer. In particular, the Company is currently seeking to develop new products and pursue new programs to replenish the Electronics Group’s revenue stream, which has been declining since 2009. However, commercializing these new products and programs has been slower than anticipated, is not expected to result in significant revenue in 2013, and there is no guarantee that the launch of any new products or programs within the Electronics Group will be successful at all.

Access to Capital

An inability to obtain favorable financing could impair our growth.

Our operating results could be materially adversely impacted by the costs and availability of debt or equity financing. Our future liquidity and capital requirements are difficult to predict because they depend on numerous factors, including the pace at which we grow our business and acquire new facilities or the loss of anticipated revenues due to the effects of any extended economic downturn. One method we have used to obtain multi-year supply agreements is to buy a customer’s non-core manufacturing assets and produce products for them. We may need to raise substantial additional funds in order to pursue this strategy. We cannot be certain that we will be able to obtain additional financing on favorable terms or at all. Additional equity financing could result in dilution to existing holders. If additional financing is obtained in the form of debt, the terms of the debt could place restrictions on our ability to operate or increase the financial risk of our capital structure. Our ability to borrow under our new credit facility entered into on May 12, 2011 (the “Credit Facility”) is conditioned upon our compliance with various

 

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financial covenants. We could lose our access to such financing if we experience adverse changes in our operations, poor financial results, increased risk profiles of our businesses, declines in our credit ratings, any actual or alleged breach of our debt covenants, insurance conditions or similar agreements or any adverse regulatory developments. In any extended economic downturn, we may need to raise capital through the sale of core or non-core assets or businesses and our inability to successfully do so could materially adversely impact our operating results or access to sufficient capital.

Any inability to raise additional funds as needed could impair our ability to operate and grow our business. Such financing could be subject to a number of factors, including market conditions, our operating performance and investor sentiment. These factors may make the timing, amount, terms and conditions of additional financing unattractive for us.

We may be unable to comply with the covenants in our Credit Facility.

The financial covenants in our Credit Facility require us to comply with certain financial covenants regarding cumulative quarterly fixed charge coverage ratios. The Credit Facility also contains a number of covenants that, among other things, limit or restrict our ability to dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, incur guarantee obligations, engage in sale and leaseback transactions, prepay other indebtedness, modify organizational documents and certain other agreements, create restrictions affecting subsidiaries, make dividends and other restricted payments, create liens, make investments, make acquisitions, engage in mergers, change the nature of our business and engage in certain transactions with affiliates. No assurances can be given that changing business, regulatory or economic conditions might not cause the Company to violate one or more covenants which could result in default or acceleration of any debt under the Credit Facility.

Labor Relations

We must attract and retain qualified employees while successfully managing related costs.

Our future success in a changing business environment, including during rapid changes in the size, complexity or skills required of our workforce, will depend to a large extent upon the efforts and abilities of our executive, managerial and technical employees. The loss of key employees, especially in a recovering economic environment, could have a material adverse effect on our operations. Our future success will also require an ability to attract and retain qualified employees, especially those with engineering or production expertise in our core business lines. Labor disputes or changes in the cost of providing pension and other employee benefits, including changes in health care costs, investment returns on plan assets and discount rates used to calculate pension and related liabilities or other requirements to accelerate the level of our pension fund contributions to reduce or eliminate underfunded liabilities, could lead to increased costs or disruptions of operations in any of our business units.

Disputes with labor unions could disrupt our business plans.

We currently have collective bargaining agreements covering approximately 591 employees, or approximately 46% of total employees. We could experience a work stoppage or other disputes which could disrupt our operations or the operations of our customers and could harm our operating results.

Regulatory

Environmental, health and safety risks could expose us to potential liability.

We are subject to a variety of environmental regulations relating to the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous chemicals and substances used in our operations. If we fail to comply with present or future regulations, we could be forced to alter, suspend or discontinue our manufacturing processes, and pay substantial fines or penalties.

Groundwater and other contamination has occurred at certain of our current and former facilities during the operation of those facilities by their former owners, and this contamination may occur at future facilities we operate or acquire. There is no assurance that environmental indemnification agreements we have secured from former owners of these properties will be adequate to protect us from liability.

 

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Our Marion, Ohio facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds, semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds, certain metals, PCBs and other contaminants, some of which exceed the state voluntary action program standards applicable to the site. We continue to test and assess this site to determine the extent of this contamination by the prior owners of the facility. Under our purchase agreement for this facility, Dana has agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, certain environmental conditions that existed on the site as of closing and as to which we notified Dana prior to December 31, 2002, subject to certain other conditions involving Dana’s release of, or continuing right to seek indemnity from, Eaton, from which Dana acquired the property. On April 2, 2011 we filed suit alleging contamination by Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) of the groundwater beneath the Marion property. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), we believe that Whirlpool is responsible for significant environmental remediation at the Marion site.

We previously acquired certain business assets formerly located at a leased facility in Littleton, Colorado, where chlorinated solvents had been disposed of on site by a prior owner of the business at the site, contaminating the groundwater at and around the site. The seller of the assets to us is operating a remediation system on the site approved by the State of Colorado and has entered into a consent order with the EPA providing for additional investigation at the site. In addition, Sypris has been contractually indemnified by the prior owners of the facility.

Our Morganton, North Carolina facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds, certain metals and other contaminants, some of which may exceed the State of North Carolina standards applicable to the site. The Company is aware of no current litigation, material remediation claims or other proceedings with respect to this facility.

Our Toluca, Mexico facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds and volatile organic compounds, among other concerns. We continue to test and assess this site to determine the extent of any contamination by the prior owners of the facility. Under our purchase agreement for this facility, Dana has agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, environmental conditions that existed on the site as of closing and as to which we notified Dana prior to June 30, 2006, subject to certain other conditions involving Dana’s release of, or continuing right to seek indemnity from, Eaton, from which Dana acquired the property.

Our Kenton, Ohio facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds, volatile organic compounds, certain metals, PCBs and other contaminants. Under our purchase agreement for this facility, Meritor agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, environmental conditions that existed on the site as of closing and as to which we notified Meritor prior to May 2, 2006. The facility was sold in January 2012.

Our business is also subject to potential liabilities with respect to health and safety matters. We are required to comply with federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations governing the health and safety of our workforce, and we could be held liable for damages arising out of human exposure to hazardous substances or other dangerous working conditions. Health and safety laws and regulations are complex and change frequently. As a result, our future costs to comply with such laws or the liabilities incurred in the event of any violations may increase significantly.

Adverse regulatory developments or litigation could harm our business.

Our businesses operate in heavily regulated environments. We must successfully manage the risk of changes in or adverse actions under applicable law or in our regulatory authorizations, licenses and permits, governmental security clearances or other legal rights to operate our businesses, to manage our work force or to import and export goods and services as needed. Our business activities expose us to the risks of litigation with respect to our customers, suppliers, creditors, stockholders or from product liability, environmental or asbestos-related matters. Potential liabilities associated with discontinued operations, including post-closing indemnifications or claims related to business or asset dispositions could adversely affect our financial results. We also face the risk of other adverse regulatory actions, compliance costs or governmental sanctions, as well as the costs and risks related to our ongoing efforts to design and implement effective internal controls.

 

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Other Risks

We face other factors which could seriously disrupt our operations.

Many other risk factors beyond our control could seriously disrupt our operations, including: risks relating to war, future terrorist activities, computer hacking or other cyber attacks, or political uncertainties; risks relating to natural disasters or other casualties which could shut down our domestic or foreign facilities, disrupt transportation of products or supplies, increase the costs under our self insurance program or change the timing and availability of funding in our aerospace and defense electronics markets; risks inherent in operating abroad, including foreign currency exchange rates, adverse regulatory developments, and miscommunications or errors due to inaccurate foreign language translations or currency exchange rates; or our failure to anticipate or to adequately insure against other risks and uncertainties present in our businesses including unknown or unidentified risks.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

None.

 

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Item 2. Properties

Our principal manufacturing services operations are engaged in electronics manufacturing services for our aerospace and defense customers and industrial manufacturing services for our truck components and assemblies customers. The following chart indicates the significant facilities that we own or lease, the location and size of each such facility and the manufacturing certifications that each facility possesses. The facilities listed below (other than the corporate office) are used principally as manufacturing facilities.

 

Location

   Segment (Market
Served)
  Own or Lease
(Expiration)
  Approximate
Square Feet
     Certifications

Corporate Office:

Louisville, Kentucky

     Lease (2014)     21,600      

Manufacturing and Service Facilities:

         

Louisville, Kentucky

   Industrial Group

(Truck Components
& Assemblies;
Specialty Closures)

  Own     450,000       QS 9000
TS 16949

Morganton, North Carolina

   Industrial Group

(Truck Components
& Assemblies)

  Own     360,000       TS 16949
ISO 14001

Tampa, Florida

   Electronics Group

(Aerospace &
Defense
Electronics)

  Lease
(2016)
    318,000       ISO 9001
ISO 14001
AS 9100
NASA-STD-8739
IPC-A-610, Rev D,
Class 3
J-STD-001, Rev D,
Class 3

CMMI Level 3

Toluca, Mexico

   Industrial Group

(Truck Components
& Assemblies)

  Own     217,000       TS 16949

In addition, we lease space in one other facility in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is utilized as a sales office for our Electronics Group.

Below is a listing and description of the various manufacturing certifications or specifications that we utilize at our facilities.

 

Certification/Specification

  

Description

AS 9100    A quality management system developed by the aerospace industry to measure supplier conformance with basic common acceptable aerospace quality requirements.
IPC-A-610    A certification process for electronics assembly manufacturing which describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality electronic products. Class 3 specifically includes high performance or performance-on-demand products where equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end-use environment may

 

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   be uncommonly harsh, and the equipment must function when required.
J-STD-001    A family of voluntary standards of industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronic assemblies.
CMMI Level-3    An internationally recognized measure of an organization’s engineering process maturity.
ISO 9001    A certification process comprised of quality system requirements to ensure quality in the areas of design, development, production, installation and servicing of products.
ISO 14001    A family of voluntary standards and guidance documents defining specific requirements for an Environmental Management System.
NASA-STD-8739    A specification for space programs designated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
QS 9000    A certification process developed by the nation’s major automakers that focuses on continuous improvement, defect reduction, variation reduction and elimination of waste.
TS 16949    A quality certification system developed within the automotive sector. Using ISO 9001:2000 as its foundation, ISO/TS 16949:2002 specifies the quality management system (QMS) requirements for the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive related products.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

We are involved from time to time in litigation and other legal or environmental proceedings incidental to our business. There are currently no material pending legal proceedings to which we are a party. Ongoing environmental matters include the following:

 

   

Our Marion, Ohio facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds, semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds, certain metals, PCBs and other contaminants, some of which exceed the State of Ohio voluntary action program standards applicable to the site. Under our purchase agreement for this facility, Dana has agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, environmental conditions that existed on the site as of closing and as to which we notified Dana prior to December 31, 2002, to the extent of any indemnification owed to Dana by Eaton or any other matters for which Dana has released Eaton. On April 2, 2011 we filed suit alleging contamination by Whirlpool of the groundwater beneath the Marion property, under the RCRA. We seek injunctive relief, declaratory relief, damages, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees as a result of Whirlpool’s RCRA violation.

 

   

In December 1992, we acquired certain business assets formerly located at a leased facility in Littleton, Colorado. Certain chlorinated solvents disposed of on the site by Honeywell, a previous owner of the business, have contaminated the groundwater at and around the site. Alliant Techsystems, from which we acquired the business assets, operates a remediation system approved by the State of Colorado and has also entered into a consent order with the EPA providing for additional investigation at the site. Alliant Techsystems has agreed to indemnify us with respect to these matters.

 

   

Our Morganton, North Carolina facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds, certain metals and other contaminants, some of which exceed the State of North Carolina notification standards applicable to the site. No litigation or other proceedings are underway with respect to this site.

 

   

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for this facility, Dana has agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, environmental conditions that existed on the site as of closing and as to which we notified Dana prior to June 30, 2006, to the extent of any indemnification owed to Dana by Eaton or any other matters for which Dana has released Eaton.

 

   

Our Kenton, Ohio facility is subject to soil and groundwater contamination involving petroleum compounds, volatile organic compounds, certain metals, PCBs and other contaminants. Under our purchase agreement for this facility, Meritor has agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, environmental conditions that existed on the site as of closing and as to which we notified Meritor prior to May 2, 2006. The facility was sold in January 2012. Under the terms of the sale agreement, no warranties relating to the property were made including existing environmental conditions and all liability has been passed to the buyer.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

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PART II

 

Item 5. Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

We are a smaller reporting company as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K and thus are not required to provide the performance graph required in paragraph (e) of Item 201 of Regulation S-K.

Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SYPR.” The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, the high and low closing sale prices per share of our common stock as reported by the NASDAQ Global Market.

 

     High      Low  

Year ended December 31, 2011:

     

First Quarter

   $ 5.63       $ 3.74   

Second Quarter

     5.04         3.56   

Third Quarter

     4.25         2.90   

Fourth Quarter

     4.21         2.85   

Year ended December 31, 2012:

     

First Quarter

   $ 4.25       $ 3.77   

Second Quarter

     6.97         3.95   

Third Quarter

     7.56         5.65   

Fourth Quarter

     7.28         3.58   

As of March 5, 2013, there were 747 holders of record of our common stock. No cash dividends were declared during 2011. The amount of cash dividends declared per share for each fiscal quarter in 2012 is presented in the table below.

 

     Dividends per
Common Share
 

Year ended December 31, 2012:

  

First Quarter

   $ 0.02   

Second Quarter

     0.02   

Third Quarter

     0.02   

Fourth Quarter

     0.02   

Dividends may be paid on common stock only when, as and if declared by our Board of Directors in its sole discretion. The Company’s Credit Facility contains restrictions related to dividend payments, as further described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations–Liquidity” below.

The following table summarizes our shares of common stock repurchased during the three months ended December 31, 2012 (dollars in thousands except per share data):

 

            Total Number of      Maximum  
     Total      Average      Shares Purchased      Dollar Value of Shares  
     Number      Price      as a Part of      that May Yet Be  
     of Shares      Paid per      Publicly Announced      Purchased Under the  

Period

   Purchased (a)      Share      Plans or Programs      Plans or Programs (b)  

10/1/2012 – 10/28/2012

     14,131       $ 7.01         12,052       $ 4,340   

10/29/2012 – 11/25/2012

     0       $ 0         0       $ 4,340   

11/26/2012 – 12/31/2012

     0       $ 0         0       $ 4,340   

 

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  exercise price of stock options exercised or the statutory withholding tax liability resulting from the vesting of restricted stock awards. Shares of common stock withheld to satisfy tax withholding obligations were immediately cancelled.

 

(b) On December 20, 2011, our Board of Directors approved and we announced an authorization for the repurchase of up to $5.0 million of our outstanding shares of common stock. The Board also authorized an Executive Equity Repurchase Agreement whereby management, including officers and directors, would grant the Company a first right to purchase shares held by such individuals at current market prices (calculated as the average of several days’ closing prices). The Company’s right to purchase the shares would occur any time a party to the agreement departed the Company or intended to sell more than 1,500 shares of common stock. The agreement has a five-year term, subject to earlier termination by the Company, and participation by each individual is voluntary.

 

Item 6. Selected Financial Data

We are a smaller reporting company as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K and thus are not required to report the selected financial data in Item 301 of Regulation S-K.

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion of our consolidated results of operations and financial condition should be read together with the other financial information and consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Overview

We are a diversified provider of outsourced services and specialty products. We perform a wide range of manufacturing, engineering, design, testing and other technical services, typically under multi-year, sole-source contracts with major companies and government agencies in the markets for industrial manufacturing and aerospace and defense electronics.

We are organized into two business groups, the Industrial Group and the Electronics Group. The Industrial Group is comprised of Sypris Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which generates revenue primarily from the sale of manufacturing services to customers in the market for truck components and assemblies and from the sale of products to the energy and chemical markets. The Electronics Group is comprised of Sypris Electronics, LLC and its subsidiary, which generates revenue primarily from the sale of manufacturing services, technical services and products to customers in the market for aerospace and defense electronics.

During the past three years, we have significantly improved our financial condition by reducing fixed costs, accelerating integration efficiencies, exiting certain unprofitable product lines, selling idle assets and entering into a new, more favorable credit facility.

However, we continue to face challenges within our Electronics Group, such as the conclusion of several U.S. Department of Defense programs that the Company supported as a subcontractor, the uncertainty in the worldwide macroeconomic climate and its impact on aerospace and defense spending patterns globally, as well as federal government spending uncertainties in the U.S.

The Electronics Group’s revenue has declined year-over-year since 2009 primarily due to the completion of certain electronic manufacturing and engineering services programs and the timing and amount of certain contract awards by the U.S. Department of Defense and subsequently by its prime contractors on programs that the Company supports. While we currently do not have a pipeline of programs or other contract awards to fully replace these completed programs in the near term, the Company is currently developing new products and pursuing new programs to replenish its revenue stream within the Electronics Group. The U.S. government’s continued focus on addressing federal budget deficits and the growing national debt exacerbates this challenging environment for the Electronics Group. As discussed above, the Budget Control Act commits the U.S. Government to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over ten years through a combination of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and caps on discretionary spending, known as “sequestration,” which is split equally between defense and non-defense programs. Congress and the Administration continue to debate these issues. Therefore, while defense spending is expected to continue to constitute a significant portion of the federal budget in the future, overall defense spending levels may drop substantially in the near term and over time.

As a result, the Company expects ongoing uncertainty and the potential for further revenue declines within this market for at least the next twelve months. In the long-term, we will continue to invest in new products and programs to further improve the attractiveness of our business portfolio, with a specific emphasis on trusted solutions for identity management, cryptographic key distribution and cyber analytics. While the Company continues to identify opportunities to reduce its cost structure to partially offset the potential impact of lower volumes, there can be no assurance that these efforts will be sufficient to offset the impact of even lower revenues. Should revenues decrease further in the coming periods, the Company might be required to implement further cost reductions or other downsizing measures, which could be costly and adversely impact our financial performance. Additionally, if the Electronics Group’s future cash flows are less than those projected by management or if the estimated fair value of the business declines, future impairment charges may be required.

 

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Additionally, while the commercial vehicle and trailer markets continue to rebound from historic lows, we expect the market softness experienced within our Industrial Group during the second half of 2012 to continue through the first half of 2013 due to slow economic growth.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires that we make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported. Changes in facts and circumstances could have a significant impact on the resulting estimated amounts included in our consolidated financial statements. We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our more complex judgments and estimates. We also have other policies that we consider to be key accounting policies, such as our policies for revenue recognition in the Industrial Group, including cost of sales; however, these policies do not meet the definition of critical accounting policies because they do not generally require us to make estimates or judgments that are difficult or subjective.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts. We establish reserves for uncollectible accounts receivable based on overall receivable aging levels, a specific evaluation of accounts for customers with known financial difficulties and evaluation of customer chargebacks, if any. These reserves and corresponding write-offs could significantly increase if our customers experience deteriorating financial results or in the event we receive a significant chargeback, which is deemed uncollectible.

Goodwill. Goodwill is tested for impairment during the fourth quarter or more frequently if events occur or circumstances change that would warrant such a review. The Company assesses recoverability using a discounted cash flow analysis. The analysis is based upon available information regarding expected future cash flows of each reporting unit discounted at rates consistent with the cost of capital specific to the reporting unit. A growth rate is used to calculate the terminal value of the reporting unit and is added to the present value of the forecasted cash flows. The growth rate is the expected rate at which a reporting unit’s cash flow is projected to grow beyond the period covered by the long-range plan.

The sum of the calculated fair values of each reporting unit is then reconciled and compared to our total market capitalization, allowing for a reasonable control premium. If the discounted cash flow analysis yields a fair value estimate less than the reporting unit’s carrying value, we proceed to step two of the impairment process. In the second step, the implied fair value of the reporting unit’s goodwill is determined by allocating the reporting unit’s fair value to all of the assets and liabilities of the reporting unit.

As a result of the first step of the goodwill impairment analysis performed as of December 31, 2012, the fair value estimate for the Electronics Group, which is the only reporting unit with goodwill, exceeded its carrying value by approximately 21%. Therefore the second step was not necessary. Key assumptions used to determine the fair value estimate of our Electronics Group during the fourth quarter were the expected after-tax cash flows for the period from 2013 to 2017, which include projected improvements in operating margins and a terminal growth rate of 3.0%, which is consistent with the prior year growth rate. Our analysis included a comparison of our market capitalization to the fair value of the entire enterprise. These and other estimates and assumptions are impacted by economic conditions and expectations of management and may change in the future based on period-specific facts and circumstances.

The cash flow analysis requires significant judgment in our evaluation of the business and establishing an appropriate discount rate and terminal value to apply in the calculation. In selecting these and other assumptions for each business, we consider historical performance, forecasted operating results, expected changes in product mix, general market conditions and industry considerations specific to the business. We make significant assumptions and estimates about the extent and timing of future cash flows, growth rates and discount rates. The cash flows are estimated over a future period of time, which makes those estimates and assumptions inherently subject to a high degree of potential uncertainty. We believe that the assumptions and estimates used to determine the fair value of our reporting unit were reasonable. However, different assumptions could materially affect the results.

This particular reporting unit has proprietary technology, patents and levels of security clearance with the U.S. Government. We face continued uncertainty in our business environment due to the substantial fiscal and economic challenges facing the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government is currently under pressure to decrease its

 

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spending, and reductions across the defense industry may be mandated in connection with sequestration. The impact of reduced government spending on our programs and industry could cause our revenues, profits and cash flows to be lower than our current projections. Any adverse impact to our financial outlook could result in impairments to our long-term assets, such as goodwill. In addition, market-based inputs to the calculations in the impairment test, such as weighted average cost of capital and terminal value (based on market comparisons) could also be negatively impacted. Deteriorating market conditions for comparable public companies in our industry, or a decline in the market price for the Company’s stock, could result in a reduction in the fair value of our assets.

The Company will continue to monitor the performance of the Electronics Group, the performance of the overall aerospace and defense industry and any material changes in the Company’s market capitalization.

Net Revenue and Cost of Sales. Net revenue of products and services under commercial terms and conditions are recorded upon delivery and passage of title, or when services are rendered. Related shipping and handling costs, if any, are included in costs of sales.

Net revenue under long-term, fixed-price contracts with aerospace and defense companies and agencies of the U.S. Government is recognized in accordance with ASC 605, Revenue Recognition – Construction-Type and Production-Type Contracts. Net revenue on fixed-price contracts is recognized as services are performed. Revenue is deferred until all of the following have occurred (1) there is a contract in place, (2) delivery has occurred, (3) the price is fixed or determinable, and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. Contract profits are taken into earnings based on actual cost of sales for units shipped. Amounts representing contract change orders or claims are included in revenue when such costs are invoiced to the customer.

Long-lived asset impairment. We perform periodic impairment analysis on our long-lived amortizable assets whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. When indicators are present, we compare the estimated future undiscounted net cash flows of the operations to which the assets relate to their carrying amount. If the operations are unable to recover the carrying amount of their assets, the long-lived assets are written down to their estimated fair value. Fair value is determined based on discounted cash flows, third party appraisals or other methods that provide appropriate estimates of value. A considerable amount of management judgment and assumptions are required in performing the impairment test, principally in determining whether an adverse event or circumstance has triggered the need for an impairment review. We recorded no impairment charges in 2012 and an immaterial amount of impairment charges in 2011. While we believe our judgments and assumptions were reasonable, changes in assumptions underlying these estimates could result in a material impact to our consolidated financial statements in any given period.

Pension Plan Funded Status. The calculation of pension assets and liabilities involve complex estimation processes dependent on assumptions developed by us in consultation with our outside advisors such as actuaries. The assumptions used, including discount rates and return on plan assets, have a significant impact on plan expenses and obligations. Changes in these rates could significantly impact the actuarially determined amounts recorded in the statements of financial position. If actual experience differs from expectations, our financial position and results of operations in future periods could be affected.

A change in the assumed pension discount rate of 100 basis points would result in a change in our pension obligation as of December 31, 2012 of less than $0.1 million. A $0.1 million increase in the expected market values of pension assets would change the estimated 2013 pension expense by less than $0.1 million.

Discount rates are based upon the construction of a theoretical bond portfolio, adjusted according to the timing of expected cash flows for the future obligations. A yield curve is based on a subset of these fixed income investments. The projected cash flows are matched to this yield curve and a present value is developed which is then calibrated to develop a single equivalent discount rate. Pension benefits are funded through deposits with trustees that satisfy, at a minimum, the applicable funding regulations. Expected investment rates of return are based upon input from the plan’s investment advisors and actuary regarding our expected investment portfolio mix, historical rates of return on those assets, projected future asset class returns and long-term market conditions and inflation expectations. We believe that the long-term asset allocation on average will approximate the targeted allocation, and we regularly review the actual asset allocation to periodically rebalance the investments to the targeted allocation when appropriate.

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recognized as expense, but instead may be deferred as part of accumulated other comprehensive income and amortized into expense over future periods.

Reserve for Excess, Obsolete and Scrap Inventory. We record inventory at the lower of cost, determined under the first-in, first-out method, or market, and we reserve for excess, obsolete or scrap inventory. These reserves are primarily based upon management’s assessment of the salability of the inventory, historical usage of raw materials, historical demand for finished goods and estimated future usage and demand. An improper assessment of salability or improper estimate of future usage or demand, or significant changes in usage or demand could result in significant changes in the reserves and a positive or a negative impact on our consolidated results of operations in the period the change occurs.

Stock-based Compensation. We account for stock-based compensation in accordance with the fair value recognition provisions using the Black-Scholes option-pricing method, which requires the input of several subjective assumptions. These assumptions include estimating the length of time employees will retain their vested stock options before exercising them (expected term), the estimated volatility of our common stock price over the expected term and the number of options that will ultimately not complete their vesting requirements (forfeitures). Changes in the subjective assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate of stock-based compensation and consequently, the related expense recognized in the consolidated statements of operations.

Income Taxes. We account for income taxes as required by the provisions of ASC 740, Income Taxes, under which deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the tax effects of temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities measured using enacted tax rates.

Management judgment is required in determining income tax expense and the related balance sheet amounts. In addition, under ASC 740-10, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, judgments are required concerning the ultimate outcome of uncertain income tax positions. Actual income taxes paid may vary from estimates, depending upon changes in income tax laws, actual results of operations and the final audit of tax returns by taxing authorities. Tax assessments may arise several years after tax returns have been filed. We believe that our recorded income tax liabilities adequately provide for the probable outcome of these assessments.

Deferred tax assets are also recorded for operating losses and tax credit carryforwards. However, ASC 740 requires that a valuation allowance be recorded when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. This assessment is largely dependent upon projected near-term profitability including the effects of tax planning. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined separately for each tax jurisdiction in which we conduct our operations or otherwise incur taxable income or losses. We have recorded valuation allowances against deferred tax assets in the U.S. and Mexico where realization has been determined to be uncertain. However, our Mexican operation, which has historically generated taxable income and expects to continue to be profitable for the foreseeable future, also has certain deferred tax assets that are expected to be realized and therefore no valuation allowance has been recorded against such assets as of December 31, 2012. Since future financial results may differ from previous estimates, periodic adjustments to our valuation allowance may be necessary.

 

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Results of Operations

We operate in two segments, the Industrial Group and the Electronics Group. The table presented below, which compares our segment and consolidated results of operations from one year to another, presents the results for each year, the change in those results from one year to another in both dollars and percentage change and the results for each year as a percentage of net revenue. The first two data columns in the table show the absolute results for each year presented. The columns entitled “Year Over Year Change” and “Year Over Year Percentage Change” show the change in results, both in dollars and percentages. These two columns show favorable changes as positive and unfavorable changes as negative. For example, when our net revenue increases from one year to the next, that change is shown as a positive number in both columns. Conversely, when expenses increase from one year to the next, that change is shown as a negative number in both columns. The last two columns in the table show the results for each period as a percentage of net revenue. In these two columns, the cost of sales and gross profit for each segment are given as a percentage of that segment’s net revenue. These amounts are shown in italics. In addition, as used in this table, “NM” means “not meaningful.”

Year Ended December 31, 2012 Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2011

 

                             Results as
Percentage of
 
                       Year Over     Net Revenue  
                 Year Over     Year     for the Year  
     Year Ended     Year     Percentage     Ended  
     December 31,     Change     Change     December 31,  
     2012     2011     Favorable
(Unfavorable)
    Favorable
(Unfavorable)
    2012     2011  
           (in thousands, except percentage data)        

Net revenue:

            

Industrial Group

   $ 286,046      $ 273,305      $ 12,741        4.7     83.7     81.4

Electronics Group

     55,558        62,320        (6,762     (10.9     16.3        18.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net revenue

     341,604        335,625        5,979        1.8        100.0        100.0   

Cost of sales:

            

Industrial Group

     255,065        245,962        (9,103     (3.7     89.2        90.0   

Electronics Group

     42,790        54,434        11,644        21.4        77.0        87.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cost of sales

     297,855        300,396        2,541        0.8        87.2        89.5   

Gross profit:

            

Industrial Group

     30,981        27,343        3,638        13.3        10.8        10.0   

Electronics Group

     12,768        7,886        4,882        61.9        23.0        12.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total gross profit

     43,749        35,229        8,520        24.2        12.8        10.5   

Selling, general and administrative

     30,797        28,315        (2,482     (8.8     9.0        8.4   

Research and development

     3,816        3,397        (419     (12.3     1.1        1.0   

Amortization of intangible assets

     89        102        13        12.7        0.0        0.0   

Nonrecurring (income) expense

     —          (3,000     (3,000     NM        —          (0.9

Restructuring expense, net

     —          231        231        NM        —          0.1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     9,047        6,184        2,863        46.3        2.7        1.9   

Interest expense, net

     437        1,732        1,295        74.8        0.1        0.5   

(Gain) on sale of marketable securities

     (1,850     —          1,850        NM        (0.5     —     

Other (income), net

     (2,055     (6,604     (4,549     (68.9     (0.6     (1.9
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

     12,515        11,056        1,459        13.2        3.7        3.3   

Income tax expense

     2,248        2,621        373        14.2        0.7        0.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     10,267        8,435        1,832        21.7        3.0        2.5   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

     (7,220     (528     (6,692     NM        (2.1     (0.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 3,047      $ 7,907      $ (4,860     (61.5     0.9     2.4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Net Revenue. The Industrial Group derives its revenue from manufacturing services and product sales. Net revenue in the Industrial Group increased $12.7 million from the prior year to $286.0 million in 2012. Increased steel prices, which are contractually passed through to customers under certain contracts, contributed to increased revenue of approximately $7.2 million in 2012. Sales of our specialty closure products increased $3.5 million. Additionally, pricing adjustments contributed to increased revenue of approximately $2.3 million in 2012. Increased volumes for light, medium and heavy-duty commercial truck components contributed to increased revenue of approximately $1.8 million. Partially offsetting these increases were lower volumes for trailer axle beams of $1.3 million and for the off-highway business of $0.8 million.

The Electronics Group derives its revenue from product sales and technical outsourced services. Net revenue in the Electronics Group decreased $6.8 million to $55.6 million in 2012. The decrease from the prior year is due in part to the completion of certain electronic manufacturing and engineering services programs. The Company is currently developing new products and pursuing new programs to replenish its revenue stream within the Electronics Group; however, commercializing the new products and programs has been slower than anticipated and is not expected to result in significant revenue in 2013. Additionally, the Electronics Group’s outlook continues to be negatively affected by budgetary and funding uncertainty within the U.S. Department of Defense. For information about the budgetary and funding uncertainty, see “Item A. Risk Factors – Congressional budgetary constraints or reallocations can reduce our government sales” above. Partially offsetting this was an increase in product sales to foreign governments and a $2.4 million increase in space-related programs. Revenues for our Electronics Group are expected to remain relatively flat in 2013.

Gross Profit. The Industrial Group’s gross profit increased $3.6 million to $30.9 million in 2012 as compared to $27.3 million in the prior year. The increase in sales volume of specialty closures resulted in an increase in gross profit of approximately $1.6 million. Price increases resulted in an increase in gross profit of $1.5 million over the prior year. The Industrial Group also realized an increase in gross profit of $1.2 million as a result of productivity improvements. Partially offsetting this was a $0.7 million cost increase over the prior year due to inflationary items and higher utilities.

The Electronics Group’s gross profit increased $4.9 million to $12.8 million in 2012 primarily as a result of a favorable mix in sales of higher margin products and services including an increase in product sales to overseas customers, which typically carry higher margins. The Electronics Group’s gross profit as a percentage of revenue for 2012 increased to 23.0% from 12.7% in 2011.

Selling, General and Administrative. Selling, general and administrative expense increased $2.5 million to $30.8 million in 2012 as compared to $28.3 million in 2011. Selling, general and administrative expense increased as a percentage of revenue to 9.0% in 2012 from 8.4% in 2011. Selling, general and administrative expense for the year ended December 31, 2012 include a $1.1 million write-off of pre-contract costs when it was determined that certain pre-contract costs could no longer be capitalized due to current year market events involving a specific contract. The Company has continued to limit increases in controllable general and administrative expenses as revenues have increased in its Industrial Group.

Research and Development. Research and development costs were $3.8 million and $3.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, in support of the Electronics Group’s self-funded product and technology development activities.

Nonrecurring (Income) Expense. During 2011, the Company recognized a gain of $3.0 million in connection with a settlement regarding prior year volumes with one of its customers.

Interest Expense, Net. Interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2012 decreased $1.3 million due to a decrease in our weighted average interest rate applicable to our outstanding debt and a decrease in the weighted average debt outstanding. The weighted average interest rate decreased to 2.4% in 2012 from 5.6% in 2011, reflecting lower interest rates under the Company’s Credit Facility entered into on May 12, 2011 (the “Credit Facility”). Additionally, our weighted average debt outstanding decreased to $10.9 million during 2012 from $18.1 million during 2011.

Other (Income) Expense, Net. Other (income) expense, net decreased $4.6 million to $2.1 million for 2012 from $6.6 million in 2011. Other income for the year ended December 31, 2012 includes a gain of

 

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$2.6 million from the sale of idle assets within the Industrial Group. Partially offsetting this were foreign currency related losses of $0.8 million related to the net U.S. dollar denominated monetary asset position of our Mexican subsidiaries for which the Mexican peso is the functional currency. Other income, net for the year ended December 31, 2011 includes gains of $3.6 million from the sale of idle assets within the Industrial Group and foreign currency transaction gains of $2.6 million.

Income Taxes. The 2012 income tax provision consists of current and deferred tax expense of $1.4 million and $0.9 million, respectively. The 2011 income tax provision consists of current and deferred tax expense of $2.1 million and $0.5 million, respectively. The current tax expense in both years is primarily attributable to taxes paid by our Mexican subsidiaries. Our Mexican subsidiaries recognized a deferred tax benefit in both years related to the recovery of certain deferred tax assets that were previously reserved for by a valuation allowance.

Discontinued Operations. On October 26, 2009, the Company sold all of the stock of its wholly owned subsidiary, Sypris Test & Measurement, Inc. (“Sypris Test & Measurement”) for $39.0 million, of which $3.0 million was deposited in an escrow account in connection with certain customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnifications of the Company and was classified as restricted cash on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2011. During 2010, the Company was made aware of a potential indemnification claim from the purchaser of Sypris Test & Measurement, and the parties engaged in binding arbitration to resolve the claim. During 2012, the arbitration dispute was settled for $6.5 million, which includes the counterparty’s legal fees and expenses. Both parties have entered a mutual release of all related potential claims. This amount was paid in October 2012. The Company also incurred legal expenses of $0.7 million and $0.1 million during 2012 and 2011, respectively, in connection with the claim. These charges are included in loss from discontinued operations, net of tax in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

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Quarterly Results

The following table presents our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations data for each of the eight quarters in the two-year period ended December 31, 2012. The quarterly results are presented on a 13-week period basis. We have prepared this data on the same basis as our audited consolidated financial statements and, in our opinion, have included all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of this information. You should read these unaudited quarterly results in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. The consolidated results of operations for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any subsequent period.

 

     2012     2011  
     First     Second     Third     Fourth     First     Second     Third     Fourth  
     (in thousands, except per share data)  

Net revenue:

                

Industrial Group

   $ 82,522      $ 82,850      $ 65,176      $ 55,498      $ 59,550      $ 68,885      $ 72,647      $ 72,223   

Electronics Group

     13,941        16,062        13,587        11,968        16,260        16,173        18,530        11,357   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net revenue

     96,463        98,912        78,763        67,466        75,810        85,058        91,177        83,580   

Cost of sales:

                

Industrial Group

     72,600        73,944        58,602        49,919        54,418        61,805        65,716        64,023   

Electronics Group

     11,349        11,745        10,787        8,909        13,244        15,142        15,198        10,850   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cost of sales

     83,949        85,689        69,389        58,828        67,662        76,947        80,914        74,873   

Gross profit:

                

Industrial Group

     9,922        8,906        6,574        5,579        5,132        7,080        6,931        8,200   

Electronics Group

     2,592        4,317        2,800        3,059        3,016        1,031        3,332        507   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total gross profit

     12,514        13,223        9,374        8,638        8,148        8,111        10,263        8,707   

Selling, general and administrative

     7,595        7,698        7,633        7,871        6,863        6,810        7,232        7,410   

Research and development

     394        1,035        1,084        1,303        616        924        1,097        760   

Amortization of intangible assets

     22        22        22        23        28        28        24        22   

Nonrecurring (income) expense

     —          —          —          —          (3,000     —          —          —     

Restructuring expense, net

     —          —          —          —          (253     130        356        (2

Operating income (loss)

     4,503        4,468        635        (559     3,894        219        1,554        517   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

     117        105        98        117        729        726        153        124   

(Gain) on sale of marketable securities

     —          (537     (1,313     —          —          —          —          —     

Other (income) expense, net

     (2,074     (457     561        (85     231        275        (6,489     (621
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations, before tax

     6,460        5,357        1,289        (591     2,934        (782     7,890        1,014   

Income tax expense (benefit)

     949        343        697        259        432        768        1,808        (387
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

     5,511        5,014        592        (850     2,502        (1,550     6,082        1,401   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

     (223     (576     (6,331     (90     (450     —          —          (78
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 5,288      $ 4,438      $ (5,739   $ (940   $ 2,052      $ (1,550   $ 6,082      $ 1,323   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) per share:

                

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

   $ 0.28      $ 0.25      $ 0.03      $ (0.04   $ 0.13      $ (0.08   $ 0.30      $ 0.07   

Loss per share from discontinued operations

     (0.01     (0.03     (0.33     (0.01     (0.02     —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share

   $ 0.27      $ 0.22      $ (0.30   $ (0.05   $ 0.11      $ (0.08   $ 0.30      $ 0.07   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted income (loss) per share:

                

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

   $ 0.28      $ 0.25      $ 0.03      $ (0.04   $ (0.12   $ (0.08   $ 0.30      $ 0.07   

Loss per share from discontinued operations

     (0.01     (0.03     (0.32     (0.01     (0.02     —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share

   $ 0.27      $ 0.22      $ (0.29   $ (0.05   $ 0.10      $ (0.08   $ 0.30      $ 0.07   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

On May 12, 2011, the Company entered into its new Credit Facility providing total availability up to $50.0 million that supports short-term funding needs and letters of credit, which replaced the Company’s Revolving Credit Agreement and Senior Notes scheduled to mature in January 2012. Loans made under the Credit Facility will mature and the commitments thereunder will terminate in May 2016. The Credit Facility provides for an option, subject to certain conditions, to increase total availability to $60.0 million in the future.

Borrowing availability under the Credit Facility is determined by a monthly borrowing base collateral calculation that is based on specified percentages of the value of eligible accounts receivable, inventory and machinery and equipment, less certain reserves and subject to certain other adjustments. At December 31, 2012, we had total availability under the Credit Facility of $13.2 million along with an unrestricted cash balance of $18.7 million, which provides for total cash and available borrowing capacity of $31.9 million. Approximately $11.7 million of the unrestricted cash balance relates to our Mexican subsidiaries. Standby letters of credit up to a maximum of $5.0 million may be issued under the Credit Agreement of which $1.0 million were issued at December 31, 2012. Obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by all of our U.S. subsidiaries and are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all domestic assets of the Company.

The Credit Facility contains a number of covenants that, among other things, limit or restrict our ability to dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, incur guarantee obligations, engage in sale and leaseback transactions, prepay other indebtedness, modify organizational documents and certain other agreements, create restrictions affecting subsidiaries, pay dividends and other restricted payments without bank approval, create liens, make investments, make acquisitions, engage in mergers, change the nature of our business and engage in certain transactions with affiliates. In addition, if the Company’s availability under the Credit Facility falls below $6.0 million (or $8.0 million for a period of 5 or more consecutive days), the Company must maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of at least 1.15 to 1.00.

We also had purchase commitments totaling approximately $7.1 million at December 31, 2012, primarily for inventory and manufacturing equipment.

There are numerous risks and uncertainties relating to the global economy and the commercial vehicle and aerospace and defense industries that could materially affect our financial condition, future results of operations and liquidity. These risks and uncertainties could result in decreased sales, limited access to credit, rising costs, increased competition, customer or supplier bankruptcies, delays in customer payment terms and acceleration of supplier payments, growing inventories and failure to meet debt covenants.

As a result of a decline in the overall economy, we took significant actions throughout 2009, 2010 and 2011 to reduce our cost base and improve profitability, including various plant shutdowns and other workforce reductions. Based on our current forecast for 2013, we expect to be able to meet the financial covenants of our Credit Facility and have sufficient liquidity to finance our operations. However, changing business, regulatory and economic conditions may mean that actual results will vary from our forecasts. For more information, please refer to “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Our ability to service our indebtedness will require a significant amount of cash. Our ability to generate this cash will depend largely on future operations. Based upon our current level of operations and our 2013 business plan, we believe that cash flow from operations, available cash and available borrowings under our Credit Facility will be adequate to meet our liquidity needs for at least the next twelve months.

Financial Condition

Operating Activities. Net cash used in operating activities was $4.9 million in 2012, as compared to net cash provided of $17.4 million in 2011. Accounts payable decreased during 2012 and used $15.2 million during the year as a result of the timing of purchases primarily by our Industrial Group. Accrued liabilities decreased in 2012 and used $6.1 million primarily as a result of a retention bonus payout and payments related to the settlement of an arbitration dispute regarding the sale of Sypris Test & Measurement. Prepaid expenses and other assets increased and used $1.4 million primarily as a result of a $0.8 million increase in income taxes refundable for our Mexican subsidiaries. Accounts receivable decreased in 2012 and provided cash of $4.3 million as a result of the timing of

 

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revenue within the year. The Industrial Group’s fourth quarter revenue declined $16.7 million in 2012 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, resulting in a decline in accounts receivable of $8.9 million. Partially offsetting this decrease was an increase in sales within the Electronics Group at the end of 2012, driving an increase in accounts receivable of $4.6 million.

Investing Activities. Net cash used in investing activities was $0.6 million in 2012 as compared to net cash used of $1.8 million in 2011. Net cash used in investing activities for 2012 included $7.1 million of capital expenditures partially offset by proceeds of $4.6 million from the sale of idle assets primarily within the Industrial Group and $1.9 million from the sale of marketable securities. Net cash used in investing activities in 2011 includes capital expenditures of $6.8 million partially offset by proceeds from the sale of assets of $5.0 million.

Financing Activities. Net cash provided by financing activities was $6.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 as compared to net cash used of $14.1 million in 2011. Net cash provided by financing activities in 2012 included $9.0 million in additional borrowings under the Credit Facility partially offset by $1.6 million in dividend payments and $1.4 million for the repurchase of stock and minimum statutory tax withholdings on stock-based compensation. Net cash used in financing activities in 2011 included the repayment of debt under the Company’s former Revolving Credit Agreement and Senior Notes partially offset by borrowings of $10.0 million under the new Credit Facility. The Company also paid $0.4 million of deferred loan cost in 2011 in conjunction with the new Credit Facility and $0.4 million for minimum statutory tax withholdings on stock-based compensation.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any material off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources as of December 31, 2012.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 1 to our consolidated financial statements for a full description of recent accounting pronouncements, including the respective dates of adoption and effects on our results of operations and financial condition.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are a smaller reporting company as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K and thus are not required to report the quantitative and qualitative measures of market risk specified in Item 305 of Regulation S-K.

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

     32   

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     33   

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     34   

Consolidated Statements of Operations

     35   

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

     36   

Consolidated Balance Sheets

     37   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     38   

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

     39   

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     40   

 

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MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

The management of Sypris Solutions, Inc. is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f). Our internal control system was designed to provide reasonable assurance to Sypris management and its Board of Directors regarding the preparation and fair presentation of published consolidated financial statements.

All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can only provide reasonable assurance with respect to the accuracy of consolidated financial statement preparation and presentation.

Under the supervision and with participation of our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we assessed the effectiveness of Sypris Solutions, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012. In making our assessment, we used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission in Internal Control – Integrated Framework. Based on our assessment, we concluded that as of December 31, 2012, Sypris’ internal control over financial reporting is effective based on these criteria.

Ernst & Young LLP, our independent auditors and a registered public accounting firm, has audited and reported on the consolidated financial statements of Sypris Solutions, Inc. and on the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting. The reports of Ernst & Young LLP are contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Board of Directors and Stockholders

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

We have audited Sypris Solutions, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). Sypris Solutions, Inc.’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, Sypris Solutions Inc. maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on the COSO criteria.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Sypris Solutions, Inc. as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended of Sypris Solutions. Inc. and our report dated March 12, 2013 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP

Louisville, Kentucky

March 12, 2013

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Board of Directors and Stockholders

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Sypris Solutions, Inc. (the Company) as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Sypris Solutions, Inc. at December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), Sypris Solutions, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated March 12, 2013 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP

Louisville, Kentucky

March 12, 2013

 

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SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except for per share data)

 

     Year ended
December  31,
 
     2012     2011  

Net revenue:

    

Outsourced services

   $ 289,173      $ 283,189   

Products

     52,431        52,436   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net revenue

     341,604        335,625   

Cost of sales:

    

Outsourced services

     258,458        254,998   

Products

     39,397        45,398   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cost of sales

     297,855        300,396   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     43,749        35,229   

Selling, general and administrative

     30,797        28,315   

Research and development

     3,816        3,397   

Amortization of intangible assets

     89        102   

Nonrecurring (income), net

     0        (3,000

Restructuring expense, net

     0        231   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     9,047        6,184   

Interest expense, net

     437        1,732   

(Gain) on sale of marketable securities

     (1,850     0   

Other (income), net

     (2,055     (6,604
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

     12,515        11,056   

Income tax expense

     2,248        2,621   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     10,267        8,435   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

     (7,220     (528
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 3,047      $ 7,907   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) per share:

    

Income per share from continuing operations

   $ 0.51      $ 0.43   

Loss per share from discontinued operations

     (0.38     (0.03
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per share

   $ 0.13      $ 0.40   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted income (loss) per share:

    

Income per share from continuing operations

   $ 0.50      $ 0.43   

Loss per share from discontinued operations

     (0.37     (0.03
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per share

   $ 0.13      $ 0.40   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash dividends per common share

   $ 0.08      $ 0   

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

 

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SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands)

 

     Year ended December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Net income

   $ 3,047      $ 7,907   

Other comprehensive income (loss):

    

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     2,132        (4,863

Employee benefit related

     161        (4,668

Reclassification adjustment for net gain on marketable securities included in net income

     (1,685     0   

Unrealized gain on marketable securities

     0        1,685   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

     608        (7,846
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

   $ 3,655      $ 61   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except for share data)

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

ASSETS

  

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 18,664      $ 18,173   

Accounts receivable, net

     38,530        42,984   

Inventory, net

     33,958        33,621   

Other current assets

     4,946        3,468   

Assets held for sale

     0        1,739   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     96,098        99,985   

Restricted cash

     0        3,000   

Investment in marketable securities

     0        1,749   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     53,050        56,891   

Goodwill

     6,900        6,900   

Other assets

     4,920        7,200   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 160,968      $ 175,725   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 36,267      $ 51,303   

Accrued liabilities

     21,988        23,569   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     58,255        74,872   

Long-term debt

     19,000        10,000   

Other liabilities

     20,780        30,385   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     98,035        115,257   

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 975,150 shares authorized; no shares issued

     0        0   

Series A preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 24,850 shares authorized; no shares issued

     0        0   

Common stock, non-voting, par value $0.01 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued

     0        0   

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 30,000,000 shares authorized; 20,190,116 shares issued and 20,155,268 outstanding in 2012 and 20,108,635 shares issued and 19,995,401 outstanding in 2011

     202        201   

Additional paid-in capital

     149,576        149,160   

Retained deficit

     (65,282     (66,722

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (21,562     (22,170

Treasury stock, 34,848 and 113,234 shares in 2012 and 2011, respectively

     (1     (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     62,933        60,468   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 160,968      $ 175,725   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

 

     Year ended December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 3,047      $ 7,907   

Loss from discontinued operations

     (7,220     (528
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     10,267        8,435   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     12,251        14,216   

Deferred income taxes

     871        508   

Gain on sale of marketable securities

     (1,850     0   

Non-cash compensation

     1,826        979   

Deferred revenue recognized

     (7,892     (6,884

Deferred loan costs recognized

     78        172   

Write-off of pre-contract costs

     1,113        0   

Write-off of debt issuance costs

     0        277   

Gain on sale of assets

     (2,590     (4,523

Provision for excess and obsolete inventory

     928        945   

Other noncash items

     1,209        (2,545

Contributions to pension plans

     (1,598     (753

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     4,307        (1,509

Inventory

     (1,191     (4,302

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     (1,350     564   

Accounts payable

     (15,193     11,747   

Accrued and other liabilities

     (6,106     100   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

     (4,920     17,427   

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Capital expenditures

     (7,082     (6,848

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

     1,914        0   

Proceeds from sale of assets

     4,595        5,032   

Other

     0        33   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (573     (1,783

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Repayment of former Revolving Credit Agreement

     0        (10,000

Repayment of former Senior Notes

     0        (13,305

Net change in debt under revolving credit agreements

     9,000        10,000   

Payments for deferred loan costs

     0        (387

Common stock repurchases

     (660     0   

Indirect repurchase of shares for minimum statutory tax withholdings

     (750     (435

Cash dividends paid

     (1,607     0   

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

     1        64   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     5,984        (14,063
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     491        1,581   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     18,173        16,592   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

   $ 18,664      $ 18,173   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(in thousands, except for share data)

 

                             Accumulated        
                             Other        
                 Additional     Retained     Comprehensive        
     Common Stock     Paid-In     (Deficit)     Income     Treasury  
     Shares     Amount     Capital     Earnings     (Loss)     Stock  

January 1, 2011 balance

     19,663,229      $ 199      $ 148,555      $ (74,629   $ (14,324   $ (3

Net income

     0        0        0        7,907        0        0   

Unrealized gain on marketable securities

     0        0        0        0        1,685        0   

Employee benefit related

     0        0        0        0        (4,668     0   

Foreign currency translation adjustment

     0        0        0        0        (4,863     0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

     0        0        0        7,907        (7,846     0   

Restricted common stock grant

     413,500        2        1        0        0        2   

Noncash compensation

     31,200        0        979        0        0        0   

Exercise of stock options

     14,185        0        64        0        0        0   

Treasury stock

     (35,000     0        0        0        0        0   

Retire treasury stock

     (91,713     0        (439     0        0        0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

December 31, 2011 balance

     19,995,401        201        149,160        (66,722     (22,170     (1

Net income

     0        0        0        3,047        0        0   

Reclassification adjustment for net gain on marketable securities included in net income

     0        0        0        0        (1,685     0   

Employee benefit related

     0        0        0        0        161        0   

Foreign currency translation adjustment

     0        0        0        0        2,132        0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     0        0        0        3,047        608        0   

Cash dividends, $0.08 per common share

     0        0        0        (1,607     0        0   

Common stock repurchases

     (96,868     (1     (659     0        0        0   

Restricted common stock grant

     305,000        3        (3     0        0        0   

Noncash compensation

     36,000        0        1,826        0        0        0   

Exercise of stock options

     62,386        0        0        0        0        0   

Treasury stock

     (20,000     0        0        0        0        0   

Retire treasury stock

     (126,651     (1     (748     0        0        0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

December 31, 2012 balance

     20,155,268      $ 202      $ 149,576      $ (65,282   $ (21,562   $ (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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(1) Organization and Significant Accounting Policies

Consolidation Policy

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Sypris Solutions, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, “Sypris” or the “Company”) and have been prepared by the Company in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company’s operations are domiciled in the United States (U.S.), Mexico and Denmark and serve a wide variety of domestic and international customers. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Nature of Business

Sypris is a diversified provider of outsourced services and specialty products. The Company performs a wide range of manufacturing, engineering, design and other technical services, typically under multi-year, sole-source contracts with corporations and government agencies in the markets for truck components and assemblies and aerospace and defense electronics. The Company provides such services through its Industrial and Electronics Groups (Note 24).

Use of Estimates

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported. Changes in facts and circumstances could have a significant impact on the resulting estimated amounts included in our consolidated financial statements. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Discontinued Operations

The Company classifies a business component that either has been disposed of or is classified as held for sale as a discontinued operation if the cash flows of the component have been or will be eliminated from ongoing operations and the Company will no longer have any significant continuing involvement in the component. The results of operations related to the discontinued operations are aggregated and presented on one line on the statement of operations. See Note 2 for additional information regarding discontinued operations.

Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

Cash equivalents include all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less when purchased. Restricted cash at December 31, 2011 included money held in escrow pursuant to the sale of Sypris Test & Measurement in 2009 in connection with certain customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnifications of the Company (Note 2).

Inventory

Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or estimated net realizable value. Costs for raw materials, work in process and finished goods is determined under the first-in, first-out method. Indirect inventories, which include perishable tooling, repair parts and other materials consumed in the manufacturing process but not incorporated into finished products are classified as raw materials.

The Company’s reserve for excess and obsolete inventory is primarily based upon forecasted demand for its product sales, and any change to the reserve arising from forecast revisions is reflected in cost of sales in the period the revision is made.

 

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Investment in Marketable Securities

Securities are carried at fair value based on quoted market prices. Increases and decreases in fair value are recorded as unrealized gains and losses in other comprehensive income (loss). Management evaluates its marketable securities for other-than-temporary impairment when the fair value of the investment is lower than its book value. Factors that are considered when evaluating for other-than-temporary impairment include the length of time and the extent to which market value has been less than cost, the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, credit risk, and the Company’s intent and ability to hold the investment for a period of time sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in the market.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is stated at cost. Depreciation of property, plant and equipment is generally computed using the straight-line method over their estimated economic lives. For land improvements, buildings and building improvements, the estimated economic life is generally 40 years. Estimated economic lives range from three to fifteen years for machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of their economic life or the respective lease term using the straight-line method. Expenditures for maintenance, repairs and renewals of minor items are expensed as incurred. Major rebuilds and improvements are capitalized.

Plant assets classified as Assets held for sale are initially measured at the lesser of the assets’ carrying amount or the fair value less costs to sell. Gains or losses are recognized for any subsequent changes in the fair value less cost to sell; however, gains are only recognized to the extent of cumulative losses previously recognized. Plant assets classified as assets held for sale are not depreciated.

Long-lived Assets

The Company reviews the carrying value of amortizable long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of assets to be held for sale and held for use is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset to the undiscounted future net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset or groups of assets, as applicable, is impaired, the long-lived asset or groups of long-lived assets are written down to their estimated fair value.

Goodwill

Goodwill is tested for impairment during the fourth quarter or more frequently if events occur or circumstances change that would warrant such a review. The Company assesses recoverability using a discounted cash flow analysis. The analysis is based upon available information regarding expected future cash flows of each reporting unit discounted at rates consistent with the cost of capital specific to the reporting unit. A growth rate is used to calculate the terminal value of the reporting unit and is added to the present value of the forecasted cash flows. The growth rate is the expected rate at which a reporting unit’s cash flow is projected to grow beyond the period covered by the long-range plan.

The sum of the calculated fair values of each reporting unit is then reconciled and compared to our total market capitalization, allowing for a reasonable control premium. If the discounted cash flow analysis yields a fair value estimate less than the reporting unit’s carrying value, we proceed to step two of the impairment process. In the second step, the implied fair value of the reporting unit’s goodwill is determined by allocating the reporting unit’s fair value to all of the assets and liabilities of the reporting unit.

As a result of the first step of the goodwill impairment analysis performed as of December 31, 2012, the fair value estimate for the Electronics Group, which is the only reporting unit with goodwill, exceeded its carrying value by approximately 21%. Therefore the second step was not necessary. Key assumptions used to determine the fair value estimate of our Electronics Group during the fourth quarter were the expected after-tax cash flows for the period from 2013 to 2017, which include projected improvements in operating margins and a terminal growth rate of 3.0%, which is consistent with the prior year growth rate. Our analysis included a comparison of our market capitalization to the fair value of the entire enterprise. These and other estimates and assumptions are impacted by

 

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economic conditions and expectations of management and may change in the future based on period-specific facts and circumstances.

The cash flow analysis requires significant judgment in our evaluation of the business and establishing an appropriate discount rate and terminal value to apply in the calculation. In selecting these and other assumptions for each business, we consider historical performance, forecasted operating results, expected changes in product mix, general market conditions and industry considerations specific to the business. We make significant assumptions and estimates about the extent and timing of future cash flows, growth rates and discount rates. The cash flows are estimated over a future period of time, which makes those estimates and assumptions inherently subject to a high degree of potential uncertainty. We believe that the assumptions and estimates used to determine the fair value of our reporting unit were reasonable. However, different assumptions could materially affect the results.

This particular reporting unit has proprietary technology, patents and levels of security clearance with the U.S. Government. We face continued uncertainty in our business environment due to the substantial fiscal and economic challenges facing the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government is currently under pressure to decrease its spending, and reductions across the defense industry may be mandated in connection with sequestration. The impact of reduced government spending on our programs and industry could cause our revenues, profits and cash flows to be lower than our current projections. Any adverse impact to our financial outlook could result in impairments to our long-term assets, such as goodwill. In addition, market-based inputs to the calculations in the impairment test, such as weighted average cost of capital and terminal value (based on market comparisons) could also be negatively impacted. Deteriorating market conditions for comparable public companies in our industry, or a decline in the market price for the Company’s stock, could result in a reduction in the fair value of our assets. If any impairment were indicated as a result of a review, we would recognize a loss based on the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the estimated fair value.

The Company will continue to monitor the performance of the Electronics Group, the performance of the overall aerospace and defense industry and significant changes in the Company’s market capitalization.

Pre-contract Costs

Costs incurred on projects as pre-contract costs are deferred as assets in accordance with ASC 605-35-25 when the Company has been requested by the customer to begin work under a new arrangement prior to contract execution. The Company records pre-contract costs when formal contracts have not yet been executed, and it is probable that the Company will recover the costs through the issuance of a contract. If we determine it is probable that we will be awarded the specific anticipated contract, we capitalize the pre-contract costs we incur, excluding start-up costs which are expensed as incurred. Conversely, if it appears uncertain that we will obtain the contract within a specified time period, all previously deferred costs are expensed. During December 2012, it was determined that certain pre-contract costs could no longer be capitalized due to current year market events involving a specific contract. As a result, the Company wrote-off deferred costs of $1,709,000 associated with the contract to selling, general and administrative expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. There were no other capitalized pre-contract costs as of December 31, 2012. Capitalized pre-contract costs of $1,113,000 at December 31, 2011 are included in other assets in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Deferred Revenue

Deferred revenue for the Electronics Group is recorded when payments are received in advance for service agreements and extended warranties on certain products and is amortized into revenue on a straight-line basis over the contractual term. Deferred revenue for the Industrial Group is generally associated with the Dana settlement (Note 5) and will be amortized into income on a units-of-production basis over the term of the related supply agreement. See Notes 14 and 15 for the amount of deferred revenue included in accrued liabilities and other liabilities.

Income Taxes

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the consolidated financial statements, using the statutory tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is recorded to reduce the carrying amounts of deferred tax assets unless it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized.

In the ordinary course of business there is inherent uncertainty in quantifying the Company’s income tax positions. The Company assesses its income tax positions and records tax benefits for all years subject to examination based upon management’s evaluation of the facts, circumstances, and information available at the reporting dates. For those tax positions where it is more-likely-than-not that a tax benefit will be sustained, the Company has recorded the largest amount of tax benefit with a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with a taxing authority that has full knowledge of all relevant information. For those income tax positions where it is not more-likely-than-not that a tax benefit will be sustained, no tax benefit has been recognized in the financial statements. Where applicable, associated interest has also been recognized.

The Company recognizes liabilities or assets for the deferred tax consequences of temporary differences between the tax bases of assets or liabilities and their reported amounts in the financial statements in accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes. The Company recognizes interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense. Penalties, if incurred, would be recognized as a component of income tax expense.

Net Revenue and Cost of Sales

Net revenue of products and services under commercial terms and conditions are recorded upon delivery and passage of title, or when services are rendered. Related shipping and handling costs, if any, are included in costs of sales.

Net revenue under long-term, fixed-price contracts with aerospace and defense companies and agencies of the U.S. Government is recognized in accordance with ASC 605, Revenue Recognition – Construction-Type and Production-Type Contracts. Net revenue on fixed-price contracts is recognized as services are performed. Revenue is deferred until all of the following have occurred (1) there is a contract in place, (2) delivery has occurred, (3) the price is fixed or determinable, and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. Contract profits are taken into earnings based on actual cost of sales for units shipped. Amounts representing contract change orders or claims are included in revenue when such costs are invoiced to the customer.

Product Warranty Costs

The provision for estimated warranty costs is recorded at the time of sale and is periodically adjusted to reflect actual experience. The Company’s warranty liability, which is included in accrued liabilities in the accompanying balance sheets, as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, was $1,111,000 and $914,000, respectively. The Company’s warranty expense for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 was $422,000 and $460,000, respectively.

Additionally, the Company sells three and five-year extended warranties for certain link encryption products. The revenue from the extended warranties is deferred and recognized ratably over the contractual term. As of December 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company had deferred $2,607,000 and $2,536,000, respectively, related to extended warranties. At December 31, 2012, $1,085,000 is included in accrued liabilities and $1,522,000 is included in other liabilities in the accompanying balance sheets. At December 31, 2011, $802,000 is included in accrued liabilities and $1,734,000 is included in other liabilities in the accompanying balance sheets.

Concentrations of Credit Risk

Financial instruments which potentially expose the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of accounts receivable. The Company’s customer base consists of a number of customers in diverse industries across geographic areas, primarily in North America and Mexico, various departments or agencies of the U.S. Government, and aerospace and defense companies under contract with the U.S. Government. The Company performs periodic credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition and does not require collateral on its commercial accounts receivable. Credit losses are provided for in the consolidated financial statements and consistently have been within management’s expectations. Approximately 65% and 74% of accounts receivable outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, are due from the Company’s two largest customers. More specifically, Dana and Meritor comprise 44% and 21%, respectively, of December 31, 2012 outstanding accounts receivables. Similar amounts at December 31, 2011 were 56% and 18%, respectively.

 

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The Industrial Group’s largest customers for the year ended December 31, 2012 were Dana and Meritor, which represented approximately 55% and 15%, respectively, of the Company’s total net revenue. Dana and Meritor were also the Company’s largest customers for the year ended December 31, 2011, which represented approximately 54% and 13%, respectively, of the Company’s total net revenue. The Company recognized revenue from contracts with the U.S. Government and its agencies approximating 6% and 9% of net revenue for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. No other single customer accounted for more than 10% of the Company’s total net revenue for the years ended December 31, 2012 or 2011.

Foreign Currency Translation

The functional currency for the Company’s Mexican subsidiaries is the Mexican peso. Assets and liabilities are translated at the period end exchange rate, and income and expense items are translated at the weighted average exchange rate. The resulting translation adjustments are recorded in comprehensive income (loss) as a separate component of stockholders’ equity. Remeasurement gains or losses for U.S. dollar denominated accounts of the Company’s Mexican subsidiaries are included in other (income), net.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Approximately 591, or 46% of the Company’s employees, all of which are in the Industrial Group, are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Excluding certain Mexico employees covered under an annually ratified agreement, collective bargaining agreements covering 37 employees expire within the next 12 months. Certain Mexico employees are covered by an annually ratified collective bargaining agreement and represent approximately 411 employees, or 32% of the Company’s workforce.

Adoption of Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU 2011-05, “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income,” which is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2011. ASU 2011-05 became effective for the Company on January 1, 2012. This guidance eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. In addition, items of other comprehensive income that are reclassified to profit or loss are required to be presented separately on the face of the financial statements. This guidance is intended to increase the prominence of other comprehensive income in financial statements by requiring that such amounts be presented either in a single continuous statement of income and comprehensive income or separately in consecutive statements of income and comprehensive income. The adoption of ASU 2011-05 had no impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Reclassifications

Certain amounts in the Company’s 2011 consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2012 presentation.

 

(2) Discontinued Operations

On October 26, 2009, the Company sold all of the stock of its wholly owned subsidiary, Sypris Test & Measurement for $39,000,000, of which $3,000,000 was deposited in an escrow account in connection with certain customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnifications of the Company and was classified as restricted cash on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011. During 2010, the Company was made aware of a potential indemnification claim from the purchaser of Sypris Test & Measurement, and the parties engaged in binding arbitration to resolve the claim. During 2012, the arbitration dispute was settled for $6,500,000, which includes the counterparty’s legal fees and expenses. Both parties have entered a mutual release of all related potential claims. This amount was paid in October 2012. The Company also incurred legal expenses of $720,000 and $78,000 during 2012 and 2011, respectively, in connection with the claim. These charges are included in loss from discontinued operations, net of tax in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

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(3) Nonrecurring (Income) Expense

During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company recognized a gain of $3,000,000 in connection with a settlement regarding prior year volumes with one of its customers within the Industrial Group.

 

(4) Other (Income), Net

During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company recognized net gains of $2,590,000 related to the disposition of idle assets. Additionally, the Company recognized foreign currency transaction losses of $777,000 for the year ended December 31, 2012, respectively, related to the net U.S. dollar denominated monetary asset position of our Mexican subsidiaries for which the Mexican peso is the functional currency. For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company recognized net gains of $3,636,000 related to the disposition of idle assets and foreign currency transaction gains of $2,640,000. These gains and losses are included in other (income) expense, net on the consolidated statements of operations.

 

(5) Dana Settlement Agreement

On March 3, 2006, the Company’s largest customer, Dana and 40 of its U.S. subsidiaries, filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. On August 7, 2007, the Company entered into a comprehensive settlement agreement with Dana to resolve all outstanding disputes between the parties, terminate previously approved arbitration payments and replace three existing supply agreements with a single, revised contract running through 2014. In addition, Dana provided the Company with an allowed general unsecured non-priority claim in the face amount of $89,000,000 (the “Claim”).

The Claim provided to Sypris was agreed to by Sypris and Dana as consideration for the aggregate economic impact of the various elements the two parties were negotiating. After the aggregate Claim value of $89,900,000 was established, Sypris recorded the claim at the estimated fair value of $76,483,000 and allocated the estimated fair value to each commercial issue negotiated. The revenues and resulting net income associated with each of those issues requiring the Company’s continued involvement was deferred and will be recognized over the applicable period of the involvement. For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recognized into revenue $7,892,000 and $6,884,000, respectively, related to the Claim.

On August 31, 2011, the Company received 143,966 shares of Dana common stock, representing the final distribution to be received in conjunction with the settlement. During 2012, the Company sold all of those shares and recognized a gain of $1,850,000 for the year ended December 31, 2012.

 

(6) Restructuring, Impairments and Nonrecurring Charges

As announced during the fourth quarter of 2008, the Company committed to a restructuring program, which included the closure of its Kenton, Ohio facility, significant reductions in the workforce in its Marion, Ohio facility and the integration of its Electronics Group subsidiaries. The purpose of the restructuring program was to reduce fixed costs, accelerate integration efficiencies, exit certain unprofitable product lines and significantly improve operating earnings on a sustained basis. The restructuring program was substantially complete as of December 31, 2012, and no charges were recorded during the year ended December 31, 2012. As a result of the restructuring program, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $231,000 in 2011, which is included in restructuring expense, net on the consolidated statement of operations.

 

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(7) Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable consists of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Commercial

   $ 38,220      $ 42,860   

U.S. Government

     620        480   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     38,840        43,340   

Allowance for doubtful accounts

     (310     (356
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 38,530      $ 42,984   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accounts receivable from the U.S. Government includes amounts due under long-term contracts, all of which are billed at December 31, 2012 and 2011, of $620,000 and $480,000 respectively.

 

(8) Inventory

Inventory consists of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Raw materials

   $ 20,645      $ 19,719   

Work in process

     14,198        13,093   

Finished goods

     4,461        7,451   

Reserve for excess and obsolete inventory

     (5,346     (6,642
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 33,958      $ 33,621   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(9) Other Current Assets

Other current assets consist of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Prepaid expenses

   $ 1,216       $ 1,426   

Other

     3,730         2,042   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 4,946       $ 3,468   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Included in other current assets are deferred taxes for the Company’s Mexican subsidiaries, income taxes refundable and other items, none of which exceed 5% of total current assets.

 

(10) Investment in Marketable Securities

The Company’s investment in marketable securities consisted exclusively of shares of Dana common stock. The Company’s investment in Dana common stock was classified as an available-for-sale security in accordance with ASC 320-10-25, Investments – Debt and Equity Securities – Recognition, and measured at fair value as determined by a quoted market price (a level 1 valuation under ASC 820-10). The related unrealized holding gains were excluded from operations and recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss on the consolidated balance sheets. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had sold all of its shares of Dana common stock and did not own any marketable securities. At December 31, 2011, the Company owned 143,966 common shares of Dana with a market value of $12.15 per share. At December 31, 2011, the gross unrealized gain was approximately $1,685,000. In accordance with ASC 820-10, the fair value of the shares was valued based on quoted market prices in active markets for identical shares at December 31, 2011.

 

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The following table summarizes marketable securities as of December 31, 2011 (in thousands):

 

     Basis      Gross
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
     Gross
Realized
Gain/(Loss)
     Fair
Value
At
Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
 

Marketable securities

   $ 64       $ 1,685       $ —         $ 1,749   

 

(11) Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment consists of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Land and land improvements

   $ 3,467      $ 3,337   

Buildings and building improvements

     25,351        24,704   

Machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures

     160,356        156,595   

Construction in progress

     3,643        5,985   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     192,817        190,621   

Accumulated depreciation

     (139,767     (133,730
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 53,050      $ 56,891   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation expense totaled approximately $12,162,000 and $14,113,000 for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. In addition, there were capital expenditures of approximately $422,000 and $266,000 included in accounts payable or accrued liabilities at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

(12) Other Assets

Other assets consist of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Intangible assets:

    

Gross carrying value:

    

Industrial Group

   $ 800      $ 800   

Electronics Group

     0        0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total gross carrying value

     800        800   

Accumulated amortization:

    

Industrial Group

     (770     (681

Electronics Group

     0        0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total accumulated amortization

     (770     (681
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intangible assets, net

     30        119   

Deferred tax assets, net

     3,277        4,482   

Deferred pre-contract costs

     0        1,113   

Other

     1,613        1,486   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 4,920      $ 7,200   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intangible assets at December 31, 2012 and 2011 consists of a long-term supply agreement in the Industrial Group. The weighted average amortization period for intangible assets was 9 years at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Deferred tax assets, net relate to the Company’s Mexico operations and resulted primarily from deferred revenue related to the Dana settlement agreement. Other assets at December 31, 2012 and 2011 includes unamortized loan costs of approximately $265,000 and $343,000, respectively. Amortization expense for intangible assets is expected to be $30,000 in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, at which point the assets will be fully amortized.

 

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(13) Assets Held for Sale

During 2011, the Company entered into agreements to sell certain assets and liabilities within the Industrial Group. These assets were subsequently sold during 2012 for $4,081,000, and the Company recorded a gain of $2,262,000 included in other (income), net on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations. The following assets and liabilities have been segregated and included in assets held for sale in the consolidated balance sheets (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2011  

Land and land improvements

   $ 313   

Buildings and building improvements

     1,575   

Machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures

     1,721   

Accumulated depreciation

     (1,687

Other assets

     192   

Accrued liabilities

     (375
  

 

 

 
   $ 1,739   
  

 

 

 

 

(14) Accrued Liabilities

Accrued liabilities consist of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Salaries, wages, employment taxes and withholdings

   $ 3,385       $ 7,144   

Employee benefit plans

     1,121         1,343   

Income, property and other taxes

     472         1,013   

Deferred revenue

     13,357         9,497   

Restructuring accruals

     167         239   

Other

     3,486         4,333   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 21,988       $ 23,569   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Included in other accrued liabilities are accrued operating expenses, accrued warranty expenses, accrued interest and other items, none of which exceed 5% of total current liabilities. Deferred revenue at December 31, 2012 and 2011 includes $8,000,000 and $7,892,000, respectively, related to the Dana settlement.

 

(15) Other Liabilities

Other liabilities consist of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Deferred revenue

   $ 8,657       $ 16,657   

Noncurrent pension liability

     10,494         11,724   

Other

     1,629         2,004   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 20,780       $ 30,385   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Included in other liabilities are accrued long-term warranty expenses and other items, none of which exceed 5% of total liabilities. Deferred revenue at December 31, 2012 and 2011 is related to the Dana settlement and will be amortized through 2014.

 

(16) Long-Term Debt

On May 12, 2011, the Company entered into its new Credit Facility providing total availability up to $50,000,000 that supports short-term funding needs and letters of credit, which replaced the Company’s Revolving Credit Agreement and Senior Notes, which were scheduled to mature in January 2012. Loans made under the Credit Facility will mature and the commitments thereunder will terminate in May 2016. The Credit Facility provides for

 

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an option, subject to certain conditions, to increase total availability to $60,000,000 in the future. Borrowing availability under the Credit Facility is determined by a monthly borrowing base collateral calculation that is based on specified percentages of the value of eligible accounts receivable, inventory and machinery and equipment, less certain reserves and subject to certain other adjustments.

At December 31, 2012, the Company had total availability for borrowings and letters of credit under the Credit Facility of $13,173,000 along with an unrestricted cash balance of $18,664,000 which provides for total cash and borrowing capacity of $31,837,000. Approximately $11,748,000 of the unrestricted cash balance relates to the Company’s Mexican subsidiaries. Standby letters of credit up to a maximum of $5,000,000 may be issued under the Credit Facility of which $999,000 and $990,000 were issued at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by all of our U.S. subsidiaries and are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all domestic assets of the Company.

The Credit Facility contains a number of covenants that, among other things, limit or restrict our ability to dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, incur guarantee obligations, engage in sale and leaseback transactions, prepay other indebtedness, modify organizational documents and certain other agreements, create restrictions affecting subsidiaries, make dividends and other restricted payments without bank approval, create liens, make investments, make acquisitions, engage in mergers, change the nature of our business and engage in certain transactions with affiliates. In addition, if the Company’s availability under the Credit Facility falls below $6,000,000 (or $8,000,000 for a period of five or more consecutive days), the Company must maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of at least 1.15 to 1.00.

The weighted average interest rate for outstanding borrowings at December 31, 2012 was 2.6%. The weighted average interest rates for borrowings during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 were 2.4% and 5.6%, respectively. Interest incurred during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 totaled approximately $514,000 and $1,881,000, respectively. The Company had no capitalized interest in 2012 or 2011. Interest paid during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 totaled approximately $250,000 and $1,100,000, respectively.

 

(17) Fair Value of Financial Instruments

Cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities are reflected in the consolidated financial statements at their carrying amount which approximates fair value because of the short-term maturity of those instruments. The carrying amount of debt outstanding at December 31, 2012 under the Credit Facility approximates fair value because borrowings are for terms of less than six months and have rates that reflect currently available terms and conditions for similar debt.

 

(18) Employee Benefit Plans

The Industrial Group sponsors noncontributory defined benefit pension plans (the Pension Plans) covering certain of its employees. The Pension Plans covering salaried and management employees provide pension benefits that are based on the employees’ highest five-year average compensation within ten years before retirement. The Pension Plans covering hourly employees and union members generally provide benefits at stated amounts for each year of service. All of the Company’s pension plans are frozen to new participants and certain plans are frozen to additional benefit accruals. The Company’s funding policy is to make the minimum annual contributions required by the applicable regulations. The Pension Plans’ assets are primarily invested in equity securities and fixed income securities. The following table details the components of pension (income) expense (in thousands):

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Service cost

   $ 25      $ 36   

Interest cost on projected benefit obligation

     1,870        2,068   

Net amortizations and deferrals

     842        585   

Expected return on plan assets

     (2,430     (2,554
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 307      $ 135   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The following are summaries of the changes in the benefit obligations and plan assets and of the funded status of the Pension Plans (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Change in benefit obligation:

    

Benefit obligation at beginning of year

   $ 44,144      $ 42,094   

Service cost

     25        36   

Interest cost

     1,870        2,068   

Actuarial loss

     2,780        3,041   

Benefits paid

     (3,258     (3,095
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Benefit obligation at end of year

   $ 45,561      $ 44,144   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Change in plan assets:

    

Fair value of plan assets at beginning of year

   $ 32,420      $ 34,364   

Actual return on plan assets

     4,307        398   

Company contributions

     1,598        753   

Benefits paid

     (3,258     (3,095
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Fair value of plan assets at end of year

   $ 35,067      $ 32,420   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Underfunded status of the plans

   $ (10,494   $ (11,724
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance sheet assets (liabilities):

    

Other assets

   $ 0      $ 0   

Accrued liabilities

     0        0   

Other liabilities

     (10,494     (11,724
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net amount recognized

   $ (10,494   $ (11,724
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pension plans with accumulated benefit obligation in excess of plan assets:

    

Projected benefit obligation

   $ 45,561      $ 44,144   

Accumulated benefit obligation

     45,543        44,121   

Fair value of plan assets

     35,067        32,420   

Projected benefit obligation and net periodic pension cost assumptions:

    

Discount rate

     3.80     4.40

Rate of compensation increase

     4.00        4.00   

Expected long-term rate of return on plan assets

     7.75        7.75   

Weighted average asset allocation:

    

Equity securities

     58     61

Debt securities

     42        39   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

     100     100
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Investments in our defined benefit plans are stated at fair value. The fair values of our pension plan assets as of December 31, 2012, are as follows (in thousands):

 

     Quoted
Prices In
Active
Markets
(Level 1)
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 

Asset categories:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 879       $ 0   

Equity investments:

     

U.S. Large Cap

     13,441         0   

U.S. Mid Cap

     1,444         0   

U.S. Small Cap

     711         0   

World Equity

     2,933         0   

Real estate

     895         0   

Other

     756         0   

Fixed income securities

     4,389         9,619   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Plan Assets

   $ 25,448       $ 9,619   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company uses December 31 as the measurement date for the Pension Plans. Total estimated contributions expected to be paid to the plans during 2013 ranges from $600,000 to $800,000, which represents the minimum funding amounts required by federal law. The expected long-term rates of return on plan assets for determining net periodic pension cost for 2012 and 2011 were chosen by the Company from a best estimate range determined by applying anticipated long-term returns and long-term volatility for various assets categories to the target asset allocation of the plan. The target asset allocation of plan assets is equity securities ranging 0-55%, fixed income securities ranging 35-100% and non-traditional/other of 0%-10% of total investments.

Accumulated other comprehensive loss at December 31, 2012 includes $19,073,000 of unrecognized actuarial losses that have not yet been recognized in net periodic pension cost: The actuarial loss included in accumulated other comprehensive loss and expected to be recognized in net periodic pension cost during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 is $847,000.

At December 31, 2012, the benefits expected to be paid in each of the next five fiscal years, and in aggregate for the five fiscal years thereafter are as follows (in thousands):

 

2013

   $ 3,243   

2014

     3,230   

2015

     3,218   

2016

     3,228   

2017

     3,200   

2018-2022

     15,090   
  

 

 

 
   $ 31,209   
  

 

 

 

The Company sponsors a defined contribution plan (the Defined Contribution Plan) for substantially all domestic employees of the Company. The Defined Contribution Plan is intended to meet the requirements of Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Defined Contribution Plan allows the Company to match participant contributions and provide discretionary contributions. Effective March 2009, the Company suspended the participant match for all participants other than those covered by a union contract. Effective October 2010, the Company reinstated a 1% match for those same participants. Effective July 2011, the Company increased the match to 2% for those same participants. Effective January 2012, the Company increased the match to 3%. Contributions to the Defined Contribution Plan in 2012 and 2011 totaled approximately $908,000 and $446,000, respectively.

The Company has self-insured medical plans (the Medical Plans) covering substantially all domestic employees. The number of employees participating in the Medical Plans was approximately 702 and 715 at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The Medical Plans limit the Company’s annual obligations to fund claims to specified amounts per participant. The Company is adequately insured for amounts in excess of these

 

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limits. Employees are responsible for payment of a portion of the premiums. During 2012 and 2011, the Company charged approximately $4,107,000 and $3,979,000, respectively, to operations related to medical claims incurred and estimated, reinsurance premiums, and administrative costs for the Medical Plans.

In addition, certain of the Company’s non-U.S. employees are covered by various defined benefit and defined contribution plans. The Company’s expenses for these plans related to continuing operations totaled approximately $200,000 and $262,000 in 2012 and 2011, respectively. The aggregate benefit plan assets and accumulated benefit obligation of these plans are not significant.

 

(19) Commitments and Contingencies

The Company leases certain of its real property and certain equipment, vehicles and computer hardware under operating leases with terms ranging from month-to-month to ten years and which contain various renewal and rent escalation clauses. Future minimum annual lease commitments under operating leases that have initial or remaining noncancelable lease terms in excess of one year as of December 31, 2012 are as follows (in thousands):

 

2013

   $ 2,237   

2014

     2,014   

2015

     1,937   

2016

     1,994   

2017

     2,041   

2018 and thereafter

     2,096   
  

 

 

 
   $ 12,319   
  

 

 

 

Rent expense for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 totaled approximately $2,458,000 and $2,332,000, respectively.

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had outstanding purchase commitments of approximately $7,081,000 primarily for the acquisition of inventory and manufacturing equipment.

The Company bears insurance risk as a member of a group captive insurance entity for certain general liability, automobile and workers’ compensation insurance programs, a self-insured worker’s compensation program and a self-insured employee health program. The Company records estimated liabilities for its insurance programs based on information provided by the third-party plan administrators, historical claims experience, expected costs of claims incurred but not paid, and expected costs to settle unpaid claims. The Company monitors its estimated insurance-related liabilities on a quarterly basis. As facts change, it may become necessary to make adjustments that could be material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial condition. The Company believes that its present insurance coverage and level of accrued liabilities are adequate.

The Company is involved in certain litigation and contract issues arising in the normal course of business. While the outcome of these matters cannot, at this time, be predicted in light of the uncertainties inherent therein, management does not expect that these matters will have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position or results of operations of the Company.

 

(20) Stock Option and Purchase Plans

The Company’s stock compensation program provides for the grant of restricted stock (including performance-based restricted stock), unrestricted stock, stock options and stock appreciation rights. A total of 3,000,000 shares of common stock were reserved for issuance under the 2004 Equity Plan. On May 11, 2010, the 2004 Equity Plan was replaced with the 2010 Sypris Omnibus Plan. A total of 3,655,088 shares of common stock were registered for issuance under the 2010 Omnibus Plan. Additionally, awards under the 2004 Plan that are cancelled without having been fully exercised or vested are available again for new awards under the 2010 Omnibus Plan. The aggregate number of shares available for future grant as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 was 2,536,939 and 2,854,024, respectively.

 

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The 2004 Equity Plan provides for restrictions which lapse after one, two, three or four years for certain grants or for certain other shares, one-third of the restriction is removed after three, five and seven years, respectively. The 2010 Omnibus Plan provides for restrictions which lapse after three years. During the restricted period, which is commensurate with each vesting period, the recipient has the right to receive dividends and voting rights for the shares. Generally, if a recipient leaves the Company before the end of the restricted period or if performance requirements, if any, are not met, the shares will be forfeited.

The Company has certain stock compensation plans under which options to purchase common stock may be granted to officers, key employees and non-employee directors. Options may be granted at not less than the market price on the date of grant. Stock option grants under the 2004 Equity Plan include both six and ten year lives along with graded vesting over three, four and five years of service. Stock option grants under the 2010 Omnibus Plan include a five year life along with vesting after three years of service.

Compensation expense is measured based on the fair value at the date of grant and is recognized on a straight-line basis over the vesting period. Fair value for restricted shares is equal to the stock price on the date of grant, while the fair value of each stock option grant is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing method. The Company uses historical Company and industry data to estimate the expected price volatility, the expected option life, the expected forfeiture rate and the expected dividend yield. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the estimated life of the option.

The following weighted average assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of options granted using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model:

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Expected life (years)

     4.0        4.0   

Expected volatility

     100.3     91.3

Risk-free interest rates

     1.01     2.24

Expected dividend yield

     1.62        0   

On April 1, 2012, the Company granted 305,000 restricted stock awards under a long-term incentive program, with cliff vesting at three years of service. The Company granted 200,000 options on April 1, 2012 with a five year life and cliff vesting at three years of service. The Company also granted 116,000 option awards on April 5, 2012 under a long-term incentive program, with cliff vesting on January 1, 2015.

A summary of the restricted stock activity is as follows:

 

     Number of
Shares
    Weighted
Average
Grant
Date Fair
Value
 

Nonvested shares at January 1, 2012

     1,145,753      $ 3.05   

Granted

     305,000        4.05   

Vested

     (364,193     1.66   

Forfeited

     (20,000     3.29   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Nonvested shares at December 31, 2012

     1,066,560      $ 3.81   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The total fair value of shares vested during 2012 and 2011 was $1,476,000 and $1,146,000, respectively. In conjunction with the vesting of restricted shares and payment of taxes thereon, the Company received into treasury 126,651 and 91,713 restricted shares, respectively, at an average price of $4.05 and $4.74 per share, respectively, the closing market price on the date the restricted stock vested. Such repurchased shares were immediately cancelled.

 

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The following table summarizes option activity for the year ended December 31, 2012:

 

     Number of
Shares
    Weighted-
average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
     Weighted-
average
Remaining
Term
     Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 

Outstanding at January 1, 2012

     1,184,933      $ 4.10         

Granted

     320,500        4.06         

Exercised

     (110,100     1.12         

Forfeited

     (35,700     4.21         

Expired

     (306,522     7.31         
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Outstanding at December 31, 2012

     1,053,111      $ 3.46         2.71       $ 972,000   
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

 

 

 

Exercisable at December 31, 2012

     337,322      $ 2.92         1.36       $ 724,000   
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

 

 

 

The weighted average grant date fair value based on the Black-Scholes option pricing model for options granted in the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 was $2.56 and $2.69 per share, respectively. There were 110,100 and 14,185 options exercised in 2012 and 2011, respectively. The total intrinsic value of options exercised was $672,000 and $3,000 during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

As of December 31, 2012, there was $2,339,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost, after estimated forfeitures, related to unvested share-based compensation granted under the plans. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.1 years. The total fair value of option shares vested was $1,004,000 and $43,000 during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

(21) Stockholders’ Equity

As of December 31, 2012, 24,850 shares of the Company’s preferred stock were designated as Series A Preferred Stock in accordance with the terms of our stockholder rights plan. There are no shares of Series A Preferred Stock currently outstanding, and we have no current plans to issue any such shares. Any future holders of Series A Preferred Stock, as currently designated, would have voting rights, be entitled to receive dividends based on a defined formula and have certain rights in the event of the Company’s dissolution. Any such shares of Series A Preferred Stock would not be redeemable. However, the Company would be entitled to purchase shares of Series A Preferred Stock in the open market or pursuant to an offer to a holder or holders.

The holders of our common stock were not entitled to any payment as a result of the expiration of the rights plan and the rights issued thereunder.

The Company’s accumulated other comprehensive loss consists of employee benefit related adjustments and foreign currency translation adjustments.

Accumulated other comprehensive loss consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

   $ (4,675   $ (6,807

Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities

     0        1,685   

Employee benefit related adjustments, net of tax of $2,512 – U.S.

     (16,561     (16,500

Employee benefit related adjustments – Mexico

     (326     (548
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

   $ (21,562   $ (22,170
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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(22) Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under the liability method. Accordingly, deferred income taxes have been provided for temporary differences between the recognition of revenue and expenses for financial and income tax reporting purposes and between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements.

The components of income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes are as follows (in thousands):

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012      2011  

Domestic

   $ 7,906       $ (2,770

Foreign

     4,609         13,826   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 12,515       $ 11,056   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The components of income tax expense (benefit) applicable to continuing operations are as follows (in thousands):

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012      2011  

Current:

     

Federal

   $ 0       $ 176   

State

     141         11   

Foreign

     1,236         1,926   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current income tax expense

     1,377         2,113   

Deferred:

     

Federal

     0         0   

State

     0         0   

Foreign

     871         508   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total deferred income tax expense

     871         508   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 2,248       $ 2,621   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company files a consolidated federal income tax return which includes all domestic subsidiaries. State income taxes paid in the U.S. during 2012 and 2011 totaled $116,000 and $78,000, respectively. Foreign income taxes paid during 2012 and 2011 totaled $2,054,000 and $1,230,000, respectively. There were no foreign refunds received in 2012 and 2011. There were no federal taxes paid in 2012 and 2011, and there were no federal refunds received in 2012 and 2011. At December 31, 2012, the Company had $107,093,000 of federal net operating loss carryforwards available to offset future federal taxable income, which will expire in various amounts from 2024 to 2032.

At December 31, 2012, the Company had $34,374,000 of state net operating loss carryforwards available to offset future state taxable income, the majority of which relates to Florida. These carryforwards expire in various amounts from 2018 to 2032.

 

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The following is a reconciliation of income tax expense applicable to continuing operations to that computed by applying the federal statutory rate to loss from continuing operations before income taxes (in thousands):

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Federal tax expense at the statutory rate

   $ 1,831      $ 3,665   

Current year permanent differences

     (18     (500

State income taxes, net of federal tax impact

     (406     (562

Dividend from foreign subsidiary

     0        2,593   

Foreign repatriation, net of foreign tax credits

     4,735        0   

Mexican minimum taxes

     1,021        0   

Effect of tax rates of foreign subsidiaries

     (440     (758

Currency translation effect on temporary differences

     (882     123   

Valuation allowance

     (4,444     (2,172

Prior year adjustment

     852        208   

Other

     (1     24   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 2,248      $ 2,621   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are as follows (in thousands):

 

     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Deferred tax assets:

    

Compensation and benefit accruals

   $ 1,521      $ 2,900   

Inventory valuation

     2,817        3,318   

Federal and state net operating loss carryforwards

     43,550        39,198   

Deferred revenue

     5,461        4,520   

Accounts receivable allowance

     121        138   

Defined benefit pension plan

     3,554        3,769   

Foreign deferred revenue and other provisions

     5,888        7,096   

AMT credits

     185        185   

Other

     135        1,457   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     63,232        62,581   

Domestic valuation allowance

     (48,196     (51,215

Foreign valuation allowance

     (746     (1,492
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total deferred tax assets

     14,290        9,874   

Deferred tax liabilities:

    

Foreign subsidiaries – unrepatriated earnings

     (4,735     0   

Depreciation

     (4,413     (4,270
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total deferred tax liabilities

     (9,148     (4,270
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net deferred tax asset

   $ 5,142      $ 5,604   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

ASC 740, Income Taxes, requires that a valuation allowance be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of a deferred tax asset will not be realized. The net cumulative domestic loss for the current and prior two years represents negative evidence under the provisions of ASC 740 requiring the Company to establish a valuation allowance against domestic deferred tax assets. Until an appropriate level and characterization of profitability is attained, the Company expects to continue to maintain a valuation allowance on its net deferred tax assets related to future U.S. and certain non-U.S. tax benefits.

The gross deferred tax asset for the Company’s Mexican subsidiaries was $5,888,000 and $7,096,000 as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Included in this balance is a deferred tax asset associated with the impairment of marketable securities, which was the result of losses recorded for book purposes on the portion of

 

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such marketable securities allocated to the Mexican subsidiaries. A full valuation allowance of $746,000 and $1,492,000 was applied to this specific deferred tax asset as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Therefore, the net deferred tax asset balances of $5,142,000 and $5,604,000 at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, are attributable to the Mexican subsidiaries. The Company has been profitable in Mexico in the past and anticipates continuing profitability in the future.

The ASC Income Tax topic includes guidance for the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financials. Specifically, the guidance prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return and also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition. The total amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 was $200,000. There were no changes to the unrecognized tax benefit balance during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.

If the Company’s positions are sustained by the taxing authority in favor of the Company, the entire balance at December 31, 2012 would reduce the Company’s effective tax rate. The Company does not expect its unrecognized tax benefits to change significantly over the next 12 months. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions in income tax expense. As of December 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company does not have an accrual for the payment of tax-related interest and penalties.

The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, and various state and foreign jurisdictions. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not currently examining the Company’s U.S. income tax returns for 2008 through 2011, for which the statute has yet to expire. In addition, open tax years related to state and foreign jurisdictions remain subject to examination.

At October 1, 2012, the Company had $13,053,000 of undistributed earnings from non-U.S. operations on which no provision for U.S. federal and/or state income tax and foreign withholdings had been provided because the Company intended to reinvest such earnings indefinitely outside of the United States. Subsequent to October 1, 2012, the Company changed the classification of those earnings to reflect a change in management’s strategic objectives that could require the repatriation of foreign earnings. As a result of this change, the Company recognized $4,735,000 of additional income tax expense during the year ended December 31, 2012 to record the applicable U.S. deferred income tax liability. As of December 31, 2012, the Company no longer has any undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries that are classified as permanently reinvested. The Company expects to repatriate available non-U.S. cash holdings during 2013. The Company will utilize its net operating loss carryforward in the U.S. to offset the taxable income generated in 2013 in the U.S. as a result of the repatriation and has therefore recognized a deferred income tax benefit equal to the amount of the U.S deferred tax liability and a corresponding reduction in the deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

 

(23) Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share

The Company computes earnings per share using the two-class method, which is an earnings allocation formula that determines earnings per share for common stock and participating securities. Restricted stock granted by the Company is considered a participating security since it contains a non-forfeitable right to dividends.

Our potentially dilutive securities include potential common shares related to our stock options and restricted stock. Diluted earnings per share considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities except in periods in which there is a loss because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have an anti-dilutive effect. Diluted earnings per share excludes the impact of common shares related to our stock options in periods in which the option exercise price is greater than the average market price of our common stock for the period. There were 532,000 and 652,000 potential common shares excluded from diluted earnings per share for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, because the effect of inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

 

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A reconciliation of the weighted average shares outstanding used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share is as follows (in thousands):

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Earnings attributable to stockholders:

    

Income from continuing operations as reported.

   $ 10,267      $ 8,435   

Less distributed and undistributed earnings allocable to restricted award holders

     (429     (399

Less dividends declared attributable to restricted award holders

     (64     0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income from continuing operations allocable to common stockholders

     9,774        8,036   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax allocable to common stockholders

     (7,220     (528
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income allocable to common stockholders

   $ 2,554      $ 7,508   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share attributable to stockholders:

    

Continuing operations.

   $ 0.51      $ 0.43   

Discontinued operations

     (0.38     (0.03
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 0.13      $ 0.40   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share attributable to stockholders:

    

Continuing operations.

   $ 0.50      $ 0.43   

Discontinued operations

     (0.37     (0.03
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 0.13      $ 0.40   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic.

     19,050        18,823   

Weighted average additional shares assuming conversion of potential common shares

     365        185   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted.

     19,415        19,008   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(24) Segment Information

The Company is organized into two business groups, the Industrial Group and the Electronics Group. The segments are each managed separately because of the distinctions between the products, services, markets, customers, technologies, and workforce skills of the segments. The Industrial Group provides manufacturing services for a variety of customers that outsource forged and finished steel components and subassemblies. The Industrial Group also manufactures high-pressure closures and other fabricated products. The Electronics Group provides manufacturing and technical services as an outsourced service provider and manufactures complex data storage systems. Revenue derived from outsourced services for the Industrial Group accounted for 78% and 77% of total net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Revenue derived from outsourced services for the Electronics Group accounted for 6% and 7% of total net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively. There was no intersegment net revenue recognized for any year presented.

The following table presents financial information for the reportable segments of the Company (in thousands):

 

     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012      2011  

Net revenue from unaffiliated customers:

     

Industrial Group

   $ 286,046       $ 273,305   

Electronics Group

     55,558         62,320   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 341,604       $ 335,625   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Year ended
December 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Gross profit:

    

Industrial Group

   $ 30,981      $ 27,343   

Electronics Group

     12,768        7,886   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 43,749      $ 35,229   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss):

    

Industrial Group

   $ 20,270      $ 20,599   

Electronics Group

     (2,668     (5,785

General, corporate and other

     (8,555     (8,630
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 9,047      $ 6,184   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes:

    

Industrial Group

   $ 24,237      $ 27,132   

Electronics Group

     (2,673     (5,656

General, corporate and other

     (9,049     (10,420
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 12,515      $ 11,056   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization:

    

Industrial Group

   $ 10,831      $ 12,191   

Electronics Group

     1,252        1,856   

General, corporate and other

     168        169   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 12,251      $ 14,216   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital expenditures:

    

Industrial Group

   $ 5,839      $ 5,319   

Electronics Group

     1,139        1,382   

General, corporate and other

     104        147   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 7,082      $ 6,848   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Total assets:

     

Industrial Group

   $ 114,268       $ 128,386   

Electronics Group

     38,852         32,277   

General, corporate and other

     7,848         15,062   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 160,968       $ 175,725   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities:

     

Industrial Group

   $ 66,679       $ 90,669   

Electronics Group

     11,063         8,336   

General, corporate and other

     20,293         16,252   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 98,035       $ 115,257   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company’s export sales from the U.S. totaled $53,019,000 and $37,914,000 in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Approximately $100,003,000 and $99,074,000 of net revenue in 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $18,214,000 and $17,527,000 of long lived assets at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and net assets of $26,495,000 and $16,697,000 at December 31, 2012 and 2011 relate to the Company’s international operations.

 

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(25) Quarterly Financial Information (Unaudited)

The following is an analysis of certain items in the consolidated statements of operations by quarter for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

     2012     2011  
     First     Second     Third     Fourth     First     Second     Third      Fourth  
                 (in thousands, except for per share data)         

Net revenue

   $ 96,463      $ 98,912      $ 78,763      $ 67,466      $ 75,810      $ 85,058      $ 91,177       $ 83,580   

Gross profit

     12,514        13,223        9,374        8,638        8,148        8,111        10,263         8,707   

Operating income (loss)

     4,503        4,468        635        (559     3,894        219        1,554         517   

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

     5,511        5,014        592        (850     2,502        (1550     6,082         1,401   

Net loss from discontinued operations

     (223     (576     (6,331     (90     (450     0        0         (78
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 5,288      $ 4,438      $ (5,739   $ (940   $ 2,052      $ (1,550   $ 6,082       $ 1,323   

Basic income (loss) per share:

                 

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

   $ 0.28      $ 0.25      $ 0.03      $ (0.04   $ 0.13      $ (0.08   $ 0.30       $ 0.07   

Loss per share from discontinued operations

     (0.01     (0.03     (0.33     (0.01     (0.02     0.00        0.00         (0.00
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share

   $ 0.27      $ 0.22      $ (0.30   $ (0.05   $ 0.11      $ (0.08   $ 0.30       $ 0.07   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted income (loss) per share: