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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
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FORM 10-Q
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T  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACTOF 1934

For the quarterly period ended July 31, 2011

o  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 0-1678


BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Kansas
   
41-0834293
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
   
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

19920 West 161st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:     (913) 780-9595

Former name, former address and former fiscal year if changed since last report:
Not Applicable

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding twelve months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days:  Yes T   No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files):  Yes T No o
 
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 definition of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.:
 
Large accelerated filer o         Accelerated filer o           Non-accelerated filer T               Smaller reporting company o

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act):
Yes __ No T

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant's Common Stock, $0.01 par value, as of September 2, 2011 was 57,194,262 shares.
 



 
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BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION


PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1
 
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Item 1A
 
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Item 2
 
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Item 3
 
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Item 4
   
       
Item 5
 
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Item 6
 
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BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
 
   
July 31, 2011
   
April 30, 2011
 
ASSETS
           
CURRENT ASSETS:
           
Cash
  $ 7,175,773     $ 8,475,525  
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $73,886 at  July 31, 2011 and $146,502 at April 30, 2011)
    2,369,924       2,127,865  
Inventories -
               
(net of obsolete of $1,792,681 at July 31, 2011 and April 30, 2011)
               
Raw materials
    5,326,329       5,202,476  
Work in process
    1,168,638       1,088,235  
Finished goods
    709,137       723,972  
Total Inventory
    7,204,104       7,014,683  
                 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    1,237,924       964,117  
Total current assets
    17,987,725       18,582,190  
                 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:
               
Land and building
    3,142,486       3,142,486  
Aircraft
    5,951,859       5,951,859  
Machinery and equipment
    3,507,843       3,497,763  
Office furniture and fixtures
    1,031,132       1,024,612  
Leasehold improvements
    31,389       31,389  
      13,664,709       13,648,109  
Accumulated depreciation
    (5,202,830 )     (4,769,307 )
      8,461,879       8,878,802  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATES: (net of amortization of $2,473,753 at July 31, 2011 and $2,464,183 at April 30, 2011)
    1,686,632       1,696,202  
OTHER ASSETS:
               
Deferred tax asset
    1,226,000       1,226,000  
Other assets (net of accumulated amortization of $321,914 at July 31, 2011 and $292,465 at April 30, 2011)
    1,745,052       1,774,500  
Total other assets
    2,971,052       3,000,500  
Total Assets
  $ 31,107,288     $ 32,157,694  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
               
Line of Credit
  $ 520,655     $ 91,799  
Current maturities of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
    1,654,634       1,807,490  
Accounts payable
    1,527,150       2,093,992  
Customer deposits
    1,090,825       1,091,043  
Gaming facility mandated payment
    1,631,464       2,028,015  
Compensation and compensated absences
    1,024,627       1,605,283  
Accrued income tax
    157,878       252,623  
Other
    214,782       221,584  
Total current liabilities
    7,822,015       9,191,829  
                 
LONG-TERM DEBT AND CAPITAL LEASE, NET OF CURRENT MATURITIES:
    4,623,264       4,940,402  
Total liabilities
    12,445,279       14,132,231  
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
               
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
               
Preferred stock, par value $5:
               
Authorized 50,000,000 shares, all classes
               
Designated Classes A and B 200,000 shares
               
$1,000 Class A, 9.8%, cumulative if earned liquidation and redemption value $100, no shares issued and outstanding
    -       -  
$1,000 Class B, 6%, convertible cumulative, liquidation and redemption value $1,000, no shares issued and outstanding
    -       -  
Common stock, par value $.01:Authorized 100,000,000 shares issued and outstanding 57,194,262 shares at July 31, 2011 and April 30, 2011
    571,943       571,943  
Common stock, owed but not issued 278,573 shares at July 31, 2011 and at April 30, 2011
    2,786       2,786  
Capital contributed in excess of par
    12,042,325       11,911,838  
Treasury stock at cost, 600,000 shares
    (732,000 )     (732,000 )
Minority Interest
    397,310       (396 )
Retained earnings
    6,379,645       6,271,292  
Total stockholders' equity
    18,662,009       18,025,463  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
  $ 31,107,288     $ 32,157,694  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 
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BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
   
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
   
July 31,
 
   
2011
   
2010
 
REVENUE
           
Aircraft / Modifications
  $ 2,907,050     $ 2,166,722  
Avionics / Defense
    640,927       985,305  
Management / Professional Services
    1,126,560       1,149,424  
Gaming facility
    7,471,653       5,244,907  
Net Revenue
    12,146,190       9,546,358  
                 
COST OF SALES
               
Aircraft / Modifications
    2,271,768       1,972,007  
Avionics / Defense
    664,978       383,211  
Management / Professional Services
    310,673       354,623  
Gaming facility
    2,053,613       1,583,922  
Total Cost of Sales
    5,301,032       4,293,763  
                 
GROSS PROFIT
    6,845,158       5,252,595  
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES MARKETING, GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVE
    6,170,689       5,316,413  
                 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
    674,469       (63,818 )
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
               
Interest expense
    (88,414 )     (91,330 )
Other
    2,410       (38,605 )
Other income (expense)
    (86,004 )     (129,935 )
                 
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
    588,465       (193,753 )
                 
PROVISION FOR BENEFIT FROM INCOME TAXES
    (82,405 )     82,050  
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE MINORITY INTEREST
    506,060       (111,703 )
MINORITY INTEREST
    (397,706 )     1,161  
NET INCOME (LOSS)
  $ 108,354     $ (110,542 )
                 
                 
BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE
  $ .00     $ .00  
                 
Shares used in per share calculation
    56,594,262       55,962,698  
                 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE
  $ .00     $ .00  
                 
Shares used in per share calculation
    56,594,262       55,962,698  
                 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


 
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BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
   
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
   
July 31,
 
   
2011
   
2010
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
           
Net income (loss)
  $ 506,060     $ (111,703 )
Adjustments to reconcile cash flows from operating activities -
               
Depreciation and amortization
    462,971       285,311  
Amortization (Supplemental Type Certificates)
    9,570       10,190  
Stock options issued to employees and directors
    125,487       -  
Loss on sale of fixed asset
    -       43,450  
                 
Changes in assets and liabilities -
               
Accounts receivable
    (242,059 )     (437,763 )
Inventories
    (189,421 )     (491,954 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    (273,807 )     (559,545 )
Accounts payable
    (566,842 )     95,358  
Customer deposits
    (218 )     711,029  
Deposits other
    -       (1,700,000 )
Accrued liabilities
    (580,657 )     (949,148 )
Gaming facility mandated payment
    (396,551 )     680,271  
Other liabilities
    (101,547 )     (28,687 )
Cash flows from operating activities
    (1,247,014 )     (2,453,191 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
               
Capital expenditures
    (16,600 )     (305,457 )
Proceeds from sale of land/other assets
    -       39,000  
Cash flows from investing activities
    (16,600 )     (266,457 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
Borrowings under line of credit, net
    428,856       105,347  
Contributed capital
    5,000       -  
Repayments of promissory notes, long-term debt and capital lease obligations
    (469,994 )     (538,397 )
Cash flows from financing activities
    (36,138 )     (433,050 )
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH
    (1,299,752 )     (3,152,698 )
                 
CASH, beginning of period
    8,475,525       8,706,546  
                 
CASH, end of period
  $ 7,175,773     $ 5,553,848  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
               
Interest paid
  $ 88,603     $ 91,749  
Income taxes paid
  $ 202,150     $ 605,000  
                 
NON CASH OPERATING ACTIVITY
               
Non cash options to employee
  $ 125,487     $ -  
Non cash stock issues
  $ -     $ -  
   
   
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.



 
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BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)

1.   The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q of Regulation S-X and do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.  Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual report on Form 10-K dated April 30, 2011.  In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Operating results for the three months ended July 31, 2011 are not indicative of the results of operations that may be expected for the year ended April 30, 2012.

Certain reclassifications within the condensed financial statement captions have been made to maintain consistency in presentation between years.

2.  Net Income (Loss) Per Share: The Company adopted ASC 260 (Formerly Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 128) that requires the reporting of both basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share.  Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period.  Diluted earnings (loss) per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock.  In accordance with ASC 260, any anti-dilutive effects on net earnings (loss) per share are excluded.

3.  Research and Development: We invested in research and development activities.  The amount invested in the three months ended July 31, 2011and 2010 was approximately $408,000 and $419,000 respectively.  

4.  Borrowings:  At July 31, 2011, the Company had one line of credit totaling $1,000,000.  The unused line at July 31, 2011 was $479,345.  During the current year these funds were primarily used for the purchase of inventory for the modifications and avionics operations.

At July 31, 2011, there were several notes collateralized by aircraft security agreements totaling $2,152,885.  These notes were used for the purchase and modifications of these collateralized aircraft.

There are two notes at a bank totaling $1,589,310 for real estate located in Olathe, Kansas and Tempe, Arizona.  The due date for these notes is in March 2013.

One note with a balance of $631,515 is collateralized by the first and second position on all assets of the company.   There are several other notes collateralized by automobiles and equipment totaling an additional $88,949.

We have debt obligations of $1,815,239 as a result of our business development and acquisition activities.

5.  Stockholders' Equity:  On August 18, 2010, the Company issued 193,750 shares of Company common stock at a value of $77,500 for marketing and consulting services related to increasing public awareness and shareholder interest in the Company.

The issuance of stock by the Company to this vendor is exempt from registration pursuant to Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  The vendor has represented to the Company and the Company believes that the vendor is an "accredited investor" as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D.

6.  Stock Options:  Approximately 7.2 million stock options were issued on December 31, 2010.  Previously issued stock options were time-vesting and did not include share price performance targets.  All of the newly issued stock options expire December 31, 2015.

The exercise price for the incentive stock options is $0.49 (closing price as of December 31, 2010).  The Board of Directors approved the issuance of incentive stock options on December 31, 2010 with the goals of increasing shareholder value, expanding the number of managers participating in the program, and increasing the percentage of compensation tied to share price performance.

 
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The incentive stock options are allocated in three groups with two conditions for vesting.  The first condition is stock price and the second condition is time:
 
 
Year 1: Target $0.92
 
§
2,420,688 options that can be exercised after December 31, 2011 once the share price reaches $0.92
 
Year 2: Target $1.41
 
§
2,420,688 options that can be exercised after December 31, 2012 once the share price reaches $1.41
 
Year 3: Target $1.90
 
§
2,420,688 options that can be exercised after December 31, 2013 once the share price reaches $1.90

At July 31, 2011 we had 7,262,064 outstanding stock options with an average exercise price of $1.42.

7.  Subsequent Events:  We purchased a building in Olathe, Kansas on August 3, 2011 for approximately $690,000  for the expansion of our offices and future manufacturing.

We purchased a building and approximately 4 acres of land for approximately $150,000 for easement rights adjacent to property we already own in Dodge City, Kansas in September 2011.

ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS REFERENCE TO EXHIBIT 99 OF THE COMPANY'S ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

Statements made in this report, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, communications to stockholders, press releases, and oral statements made by representatives of the Company that are not historical in nature, or that state the Company or management intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future, may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "could," "should," "will," "intended," "continue," "believe," "may," "expect," "hope," "anticipate," "goal," "forecast," "plan," "guidance" or "estimate" or the negative of these words, variations thereof or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. It is important to note that any such performance and actual results, financial condition or business, could differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors, filed as Exhibit 99 and Item 1A. Risk Factors to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2011 are incorporated herein by reference.  Other unforeseen factors not identified herein could also have such an effect. We undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2012 COMPARED TO FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2011

Our revenue for the three months ended July 31, 2011 was $12,146,190, an increase of 27% from the three months ended July 31, 2010 with revenue of $9,546,358.  Our operating profit for the three months ended July 31, 2011 was $674,469, compared to a loss of $63,818 for the three months ended July 31, 2010.  

Discussion of the specific changes by operation at each business segment follows (the results of operations are based on pre-corporate allocations):

Aircraft Modifications:  Revenue from Aircraft Modifications segment for the three months ended July 31, 2011, was $2,907,050, an increase of 34% from the three months ended July 31, 2010 with revenue of $2,166,722.

 
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The modifications segment had an operating profit of $361,875 in the three months ended July 31, 2011, and an operating loss of $61,601 in the three months ended July 31, 2010.  

During the past few years we have seen a significant increase in aircraft camera modifications.  As the economy grows aircraft owners may elect to update, modify, and purchase business aircraft.  A shift to business aircraft ownership positively impacts our aircraft modification revenue.  Although we cannot anticipate the future we must always consider the negative impact of items such as the September 11, 2001 event, increases in fuel prices, and general economic downturns.

Avionics:  Revenue from Avionics segment for the three months ended July 31, 2011, was $640,927 a decrease of 35% from the three months ended July 31, 2010 with revenue of $985,305.  The avionics segment had an operating loss of $337,661 in the three months ended July 31, 2011, and an operating profit of $419,105 for the three months ended July 31, 2010.  Many economic and political uncertainties can impact the avionics products line.

Services - SCADA Systems and Monitoring Services:  Revenue in the Monitoring Services Segment for the three months ended July 31, 2011, was $395,173, a decrease of 6.5% from the three months ended July 31, 2010 with revenue of $422,777.  The monitoring services segment had an operating profit of $46,132 in the three months ended July 31, 2011, and an operating profit of $64,816 for the three months ended July 31, 2010, a decrease of 29%.  We maintain a relatively level volume of long-term contracts with municipalities.  Our contracts with our two largest customers have been renewed through fiscal year 2012.  Revenues have fluctuated over the past years due to lift station rehabilitations.

Corporate / Professional Services:  Services in this segment include the architectural services activities related to gaming and other real estate development, administrative management services, and engineering consulting services.

Revenue from projects related to architectural services for the three months ended July 31, 2011, was $111,175, a decrease of 31% from the three months ended July 31, 2010 with revenue of $162,067.  The architectural services had an operating loss of $45,400 in the three months ended July 31, 2011, and an operating loss of $33,945 for the three months ended July 31, 2010.

Revenue related to on site contract management of gaming establishments and real estate development, for the three months ended July 31, 2011 was $620,212 compared to $564,581 for the three months ended July 31, 2010, an increase of 10%.  The management services related to gaming had an operating profit of $271,333 in the three months ended July 31, 2011, and an operating profit of $289,111 for the three months ended July 31, 2010, a decrease of 6%.

Revenue from Boot Hill Casino and Resort for the three months ended July 31, 2011 was $11,541,405 compared to $10,059,750 in the three months ended July 31, 2010.  Mandated fees, taxes and distributions reduced gross revenue by $4,069,752  leaving net revenue to BHCMC, LLC, of $7,471,653 for the three months ended July 31, 2011 compared to $5,244,907 for the three months ended July 31, 2010.  Net income before taxes and minority interest was $994,264 in the three months ended July 31, 2011 compared to a loss of $292,359 in the three months ended July 31, 2010.

Selling, General and Administrative ("SG&A"):  Expenses were $6,170,689, or 50.8% of revenue, for the three months ended July 31, 2011 compared to $5,316,413 or 55.7% of revenue for the three months ended July 31, 2010.  Of these costs, $4,423,776 was directly related to the Gaming Facility in the three months ended July 31, 2011 and $3,953,344 for the three months ended July 31, 2010.

As we grow, we anticipate that overhead expenses may increase.  We continue to monitor and evaluate our overhead expenses in order to efficiently manage our operations.

Other Income (Expense):  Interest expenses for the three months ended July 31, 2011, was $88,414 a decrease of 7.5% from the three months ended July 31, 2010 with interest expense of $91,330.

Earnings:  Our operating profit for the three months ended July 31, 2011 was $674,469, compared to a loss of $63,818 for the three months ended July 31, 2010.

 
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Consolidated Net Income:  As a result of the factors described above, our net income for three months ended July
31, 2011 was $108,354 compared to a loss of $110,542 in the three months ended July 31, 2010.  The increase in net income before taxes and minority interest for the three months ended July 31, 2011 was $588,465 compared to a loss of $193,753 in the three months ended July 31, 2010.

Employees:  Other than gaming, we have 114 full time and 4 part time employees on July 31, 2011 compared to 94 full time and 2 part time employees on July 31, 2010.  As of September 2, 2011, staffing is 112 full time and 4 part time employees.  Our staffing at Boot Hill Casino & Resort on July 31, 2011 was 259 full time and 54 part time employees and at September 2, 2011 are 243 full time employees and 56 part time employees.  None of the employees are subject to any collective bargaining agreements.


LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

We believe that our current banks will provide the necessary capital for our business operations.  However, we continue to maintain contact with other banks that have an interest in funding our working capital needs to continue our growth in operations in 2011 and beyond.

On January 1, 2010 we entered into a lease agreement with BHC Development Company for the build-to-suit facility related to the Gaming Facility in Dodge City, Kansas (the Boot Hill Casino and Resort).  On May 6, 2011, BHCMC, LLC and BHC Investments entered into an additional lease agreement for the build-to-suit casino beginning March 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2017.

On May 1, 2011 BHC Investment Company exercised the option to acquire 100% of the Class A Preferred Interest in BHCMC, LLC.  The ownership structure of BHCMC, LLC is now:

Membership Interest
 
Members of BOM
Equity Ownership
Income (Loss) Sharing
Class A
 
3
20%
40%
Class B
 
4
80%
60%

The terms of the agreement between the Kansas Lottery and BNSC/BHCMC require the completion of an expansion area within the Boot Hill Casino and Resort.  We may need additional funding to complete this expansion.

Analysis and Discussion of Cash Flow

During the first three months ending July 31, 2011 our cash position decreased by $1,299,752.  We had net income of $506,060.  Non-cash activities contributed approximately $598,000 towards cash flows consisting of depreciation and amortization of approximately $473,000 and stock options issued to employees and directors of approximately $125,000.  The following items decreased our cash position by approximately $2,351,000. Accounts Receivable and customer deposits increased by approximately $242,000 while inventories used approximately $189,000.  Prepaid expenses and a reduction of accounts payable reduced our cash by an additional $1,920,000.

Cash used in investing activities was $16,600.  We invested approximately $16,600 towards modification equipment.    

Cash used by financing activities was $36,138.  We reduced our debt by approximately $470,000 and increased our line of credit by approximately $429,000.  

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

We believe that there are several accounting policies that are critical to understanding our historical and future performance, as these policies affect the reported amount of revenue and other significant areas involving management judgments and estimates.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements:  We do not believe there are any recently issued accounting standards that have not yet been adopted that will have a material impact on the Company's financial statements.

 
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Revenue Recognition:  Generally, we perform aircraft modifications under fixed-price contracts.  Revenues from fixed-price contracts are recognized on the percentage-of-completion method, measured by the direct labor and material costs incurred compared to total estimated direct labor costs.  Each quarter our management reviews the progress and performance of our significant contracts.  Based on this analysis, any adjustment to sales, cost of sales and/or profit is recognized as necessary in the period they are earned.  Changes in estimates of contract sales, cost of sales and profits are recognized using a cumulative catch-up, which is recognized in the current period of the cumulative effect of the change on current or prior periods.  Revenue for off-the-shelf items and aircraft sales is recognized on the date of sale.

Casino gaming revenue is the gross gaming win as reported by the Kansas Lottery casino reporting systems less the mandated distributions by and for the State of Kansas.

Revenue from Avionics products are recognized when shipped.  Payment for these Avionics products are due within 30 days of the invoice date after shipment.  Revenue for SCADA services, Gaming Management, and other Corporate/Professional Services is recognized as the service is rendered and invoiced.  Payments for these service invoices are usually received within 30 days.

In regard to warranties and returns, our products are special order and are not suitable for return.  Our products are unique upon installation and tested prior to their release to the customer and acceptance by the customer.  In the rare event of a warranty claim, the claim is processed through the normal course of business and may include additional charges to the customer.  In our opinion any future warranty work would not be material to the financial statements.

Supplemental Type Certificates:  Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) are authorizations granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for specific modification of a certain aircraft.  The STC authorizes us to perform modifications, installations, and assemblies on applicable customer-owned aircraft.  Costs incurred to obtain STCs are capitalized and subsequently amortized against revenues being generated from aircraft modifications associated with the STC.  The costs are expensed as services are rendered on each aircraft through costs of sales using the units of production method.  The legal life of an STC is indefinite.  We believe we have enough future sales to fully amortize our STC development costs.

Slot Machine Jackpots:  If the Company is unable to avoid payment of the jackpot (i.e. the incremental amount on a progressive machine) due to legal requirements, the jackpot is accrued as the obligation becomes unavoidable.  This liability is accrued over the time period in which the incremental progressive jackpot amount is generated with a related reduction in casino revenue.  No liability is accrued with respect to the base jackpot.

Advanced Payments and Billings in Excess of Costs Incurred:  We receive advances, performance-based payments and progress payment from customers which may exceed costs incurred on certain contracts.  We classify advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred, other than those reflected as a reduction of contracts in process, as current liabilities.

Cash and Cash Equivalents: Cash and cash equivalents consist primarily of cash and investments in a money market fund.  We consider all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. We maintain cash in bank deposit accounts that, at times, may exceed federally insured limits.

Accounts receivable:  Accounts receivable are carried on a gross basis, with no discounting, less the allowance for doubtful accounts.  Management estimates the allowance for doubtful accounts based on existing economic conditions, the financial conditions of the customers, and the amount and the age of past due accounts.  Receivables are considered past due if full payment is not received by the contractual due date.  Past due accounts are generally written off against the allowance for doubtful accounts only after all collection attempts have been exhausted.

Income Taxes: Amounts provided for income tax expense are based on income reported for financial statement purposes and do not necessarily represent amounts currently payable under tax laws.  Deferred taxes, which arise principally from temporary differences between the period in which certain income and expense items are recognized for financial reporting purposes and the period in which they affect taxable income, are included in the amounts provided for income taxes.  Under this method, the computation of deferred tax assets and liabilities give recognition to enacted tax rates in effect in the year the differences are expected to affect taxable income.  Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to amounts that we expect to realize.

 
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Changing Prices and Inflation

We have experienced upward pressure from inflation in 2011.  From fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2011 a majority of the increases we experienced were in material costs.  This additional cost may not be transferable to our customers resulting in lower income in the future.  We anticipate fuel costs and possibly interest rates to rise in fiscal 2011 and 2012.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.
 
Item 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
 
Please see Item 7(a) of our Form 10-K for the period ended April 30, 2011, incorporated herein by reference.
 
 
Item 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
 
We maintain a set of disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms.  Our principal executive and financial officers have evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report on Form 10-K and have determined that such disclosure controls and procedures are effective, based on criteria in Internal Control-Integrated Framework, issued by COSO.
 
 
Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures:  Disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act")) are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.
 
 
In connection with the preparation of this Form 10-Q, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of July 31, 2011.  Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of July 31, 2011.
 
Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Management Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting:  Our management 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).  Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control -Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO").  Based on this evaluation, management has concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of July 31, 2011.

Our internal control over financial reporting includes policies and procedures that (1) pertain to maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect 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 Company assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 
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This quarterly report does not include an attestation report of our independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting.  Management's report is not subject to attestation by the Company registered public accounting firm because Section 989G(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act exempts us, a company with a public float of less than $75 million from the requirement that our registered public accounting firm attest to our financial controls.

Limitations on Controls
Our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our disclosure controls or our internal control over financial reporting will prevent or detect all error and all fraud.  A control system, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control system's objectives will be met.  The design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs.  Further, because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that misstatements due to error or fraud will not occur or that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected.  These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake.  Controls can also be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the controls.  The design of any system of controls is based in part on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.  Projections of any evaluation of controls effectiveness to future periods are subject to risks.  Over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or deterioration in the degree of compliance with policies or procedures.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting:  In our opinion there were no material changes in the Company internal controls over financial reporting as of July 31, 2011 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal controls over financial reporting.

 
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PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
Butler National Service Corporation and BHCMC, LLC filed a lawsuit on September 4, 2009 in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas against Larry J. Woolf and Navegante, Inc. a Las Vegas based consulting firm for damages for failing to perform and defective performance related to a written and executed consulting agreement.  In October of 2009, Navegante filed a lawsuit with the District Court against Butler National Service Corporation, seeking damages for breach of an alleged oral agreement to provide management services.  Navegante has alleged damages in excess of $75,000.  Butler National Service Corporation denies the Navegante allegations and is vigorously defending the matter.  Butler National Service Corporation is pursuing the recovery of its damages for breaches of contract.
 
As of September 2, 2011, there are no other significant known legal proceedings pending against us.  We consider all such unknown proceedings, if any, to be ordinary litigation incident to the character of the business.  We believe that the resolution of any claims will not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on the financial position, results of operations, or liquidity of the Company.
 
Item 1A.
 
RISK FACTORS.
There are no material changes to the risk factors disclosed under Item 1A of our Form 10-K for year ended April 30, 2011.
 
Item 2.
 
 
Item 3.
 
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
None.
 
Item 4.
 
(REMOVED AND RESERVED)
 
Item 5.
 
None.
 
Item 6.
 
EXHIBITS.
   
3.1
Articles of Incorporation, as amended and restated are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of our Form DEF 14A filed on December 26, 2001.
 
   
3.2
Bylaws, as amended, are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of our Form DEF 14A filed on December 15, 2003.
 
   
31.1
Certificate of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).
 
   
31.2
Certificate of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).
 
   
32.1
Certifications of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
32.2
Certifications of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
99
Cautionary Statements for Purposes of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99 of the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011.
 
   
101
The following financial information from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2011, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) includes: (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of July 31, 2011 and April 30, 2011, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended July 31, 2011 and 2010, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended July 31, 2011 and 2010, and (iv) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, tagged as blocks of text.  In accordance with Regulation S-T, the XBRL-formatted interactive data files that comprise this Exhibit 101 shall be deemed “furnished” and not “filed.”
 


 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION
(Registrant)
     
September 13, 2011
/s/ Clark D. Stewart
 
Date
Clark D. Stewart
 
(President and Chief Executive Officer)
     
September 13, 2011
/s/ Angela D. Shinabargar
 
Date
Angela D. Shinabargar
 
 
(Chief Financial Officer)
 

 
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Exhibit Index
 
   
 
Exhibit Number
 
Description of Exhibit
 
3.1
 
Articles of Incorporation, as amended and restated are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of our Form DEF 14A filed on December 26, 2001.
 
 
3.2
 
Bylaws, as amended, are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of our Form DEF 14A filed on December 15, 2003.
 
   
Certificate of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).
 
   
Certificate of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).
 
   
Certifications of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
Certifications of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted to
pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
99
 
Cautionary Statements for Purposes of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, are incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99 of the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011.


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