10-Q 1 form10q.htm FY16 Q2 FORM 10Q  
 
 
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended October 31, 2015

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

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

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
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company T

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 December 4, 2015 was 62,860,098 shares.


 
BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
PAGE NO.
     
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – October 31, 2015 and April 30, 2015
3
     
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Three Months Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014
4
     
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Six Months Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014
5
     
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Six Months Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014
6
     
 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
7
     
Item 2
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
8
     
Item 3
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
19
     
Item 4
Controls and Procedures
19

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1
Legal Proceedings
20
     
Item 1A
Risk Factors
20
     
Item 2
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
20
     
Item 3
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
20
     
Item 4
Mine Safety Disclosures
20
     
Item 5
Other Information
20
     
Item 6
Exhibits
20
     
Signatures
21
   
Exhibit Index
22


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of October 31, 2015 and April 30, 2015
(in thousands except per share data)
 
 
October 31, 2015
 
 
April 30, 2015
 
   
(unaudited)
       
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash
 
$
5,622
 
 
$
6,195
 
Accounts receivable
 
 
1,985
 
 
 
1,724
 
Inventories
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raw materials
 
 
5,910
 
 
 
5,277
 
Work in process
 
 
1,795
 
 
 
1,364
 
Finished goods
 
 
280
 
 
 
396
 
Total inventory
 
 
7,985
 
 
 
7,037
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
 
946
 
 
 
862
 
Total current assets
 
 
16,538
 
 
 
15,818
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Land and building
 
 
4,071
 
 
 
4,071
 
Aircraft
 
 
7,493
 
 
 
7,493
 
Machinery and equipment
 
 
3,612
 
 
 
3,612
 
Office furniture and fixtures
 
 
5,515
 
 
 
5,396
 
Leasehold improvements
 
 
4,081
 
 
 
4,081
 
 
 
 
24,772
 
 
 
24,653
 
Accumulated depreciation
 
 
(14,391)
 
 
 
(13,473)
 
Total property, plant and equipment
 
 
10,381
 
 
 
11,180
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATES (net of accumulated amortization of $3,257 at October 31, 2015 and $2,975 at April 30, 2015)
 
 
6,064
 
 
 
5,863
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER ASSETS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred tax asset
 
 
1,455
 
 
 
1,197
 
Other assets (net of accumulated amortization of $4,877 at October 31, 2015 and $4,050 at April 30, 2015)
 
 
6,660
 
 
 
7,540
 
Total other assets
 
 
8,115
 
 
 
8,737
 
Total assets
 
$
41,098
 
 
$
41,598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Promissory notes
 
$
2,728
 
 
$
1,510
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
 
 
2,599
 
 
 
2,412
 
Accounts payable
 
 
1,686
 
 
 
1,874
 
Customer deposits
 
 
1,119
 
 
 
837
 
Gaming facility mandated payment
 
 
1,387
 
 
 
1,299
 
Compensation and compensated absences
 
 
999
 
 
 
1,294
 
Other current liabilities
 
 
249
 
 
 
100
 
Total current liabilities
 
 
10,767
 
 
 
9,326
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LONG-TERM DEBT, NET OF CURRENT MATURITIES
 
 
5,497
 
 
 
6,870
 
Total liabilities
 
 
16,264
 
 
 
16,196
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
$100 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 62,860,098 shares at October 31, 2015 and 62,860,098 shares at April 30, 2015
 
 
628
 
 
 
628
 
Capital contributed in excess of par
 
 
13,487
 
 
 
13,487
 
Treasury stock at cost, 600,000 shares
 
 
(732)
 
 
 
(732)
 
Retained earnings
 
 
7,701
 
 
 
8,161
 
Total stockholders' equity Butler National Corporation
 
 
21,084
 
 
 
21,544
 
Noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC
 
 
3,750
 
 
 
3,858
 
Total stockholders' equity
 
 
24,834
 
 
 
25,402
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
41,098
 
 
$
41,598
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements


BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

 
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
October 31,
 
 
 
2015
 
 
2014
 
REVENUE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Services
 
$
7,334
 
 
$
7,453
 
Aerospace Products
 
 
2,772
 
 
 
4,299
 
Total revenue
 
 
10,106
 
 
 
11,752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of Professional Services
 
 
4,539
 
 
 
4,611
 
Cost of Aerospace Products
 
 
2,449
 
 
 
3,175
 
Marketing and advertising
 
 
1,258
 
 
 
1,162
 
Employee benefits
 
 
429
 
 
 
403
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
 
566
 
 
 
691
 
General, administrative and other
 
 
1,464
 
 
 
1,343
 
Total costs and expenses
 
 
10,705
 
 
 
11,385
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
 
 
(599)
 
 
 
367
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
 
(117)
 
 
 
(303)
 
Other income (expense), net
 
 
9
 
 
 
3
 
Total other expense
 
 
(108)
 
 
 
(300)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES
 
 
(707)
 
 
 
67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES
 
             
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
   
(269)
     
-
 
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS)
 
 
(438)
 
 
 
67
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC
 
 
(40)
 
 
 
(38)
 
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION
 
$
(478)
 
 
$
29
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
 
$
(0.01)
 
 
$
0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION
 
 
62,260,098
 
 
 
60,893,092
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
 
$
(0.01)
 
 
$
0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION
 
 
62,260,098
 
 
 
60,893,092
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements


BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

 
 
SIX MONTHS ENDED
October 31,
 
 
 
2015
 
 
2014
 
REVENUE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Services
 
$
14,938
 
 
$
15,077
 
Aerospace Products
 
 
6,864
 
 
 
9,066
 
Total revenue
 
 
21,802
 
 
 
24,143
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of Professional Services
 
 
9,042
 
 
 
9,171
 
Cost of Aerospace Products
 
 
5,570
 
 
 
6,674
 
Marketing and advertising
 
 
2,454
 
 
 
2,300
 
Employee benefits
 
 
914
 
 
 
865
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
 
1,365
 
 
 
1,552
 
General, administrative and other
 
 
2,696
 
 
 
2,408
 
Total costs and expenses
 
 
22,041
 
 
 
22,970
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
 
 
(239)
 
 
 
1,173
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
 
(236)
 
 
 
(592)
 
Other income (expense), net
 
 
10
 
 
 
7
 
Total other expense
 
 
(226)
 
 
 
(585)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES
 
 
(465)
 
 
 
588
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES
 
             
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
   
(258)
     
136
 
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS)
 
 
(207)
 
 
 
452
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC
 
 
(252)
 
 
 
(170)
 
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION
 
$
(459)
 
 
$
282
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
 
$
(0.01)
 
 
$
0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION
 
 
62,260,098
 
 
 
60,893,092
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
 
$
(0.01)
 
 
$
0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION
 
 
62,260,098
 
 
 
60,893,092
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements



BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands)
(unaudited) 
 
 
SIX MONTHS ENDED
October 31,
 
 
 
2015
 
 
2014
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(207)
 
 
$
452
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
 
2,027
 
 
 
1,979
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Changes in assets and liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
 
(261)
 
 
 
609
 
Inventories
 
 
(948)
 
 
 
(1,020)
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
 
(31)
 
 
 
(223)
 
Deferred tax asset
 
 
(258)
 
 
 
-
 
Accounts payable
 
 
(189)
 
 
 
(168)
 
Customer deposits
 
 
282
 
 
 
601
 
Accrued liabilities
 
 
(295)
 
 
 
(211)
 
Gaming facility mandated payment
 
 
88
 
 
 
(23)
 
Other current liabilities
 
 
149
 
 
 
281
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
 
357
 
 
 
2,277
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
 
 
(602)
 
 
 
(847)
 
Net cash used in investing activities
 
 
(602)
 
 
 
(847)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borrowings of promissory notes, net
 
 
1,218
 
 
 
(210)
 
Borrowings of long-term debt
   
70
     
-
 
Repayments of long-term debt
 
 
(1,256)
 
 
 
(2,384)
 
Distribution to non-controlling member
   
(360)
     
-
 
Net cash used in financing activities
 
 
(328)
 
 
 
(2,594)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NET DECREASE IN CASH
 
 
(573)
 
 
 
(1,164)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH, beginning of period
 
 
6,195
 
 
 
6,261
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH, end of period
 
$
5,622
 
 
$
5,097
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest paid
 
$
237
 
 
$
593
 
Income taxes paid
 
$
-
 
 
$
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements


BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

1. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 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 for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and six months ended October 31, 2015 are not indicative of the results of operations that may be expected for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016.

Certain reclassifications within the condensed financial statement captions have been made to maintain consistency in presentation between years. Financial amounts are in thousands of dollars except per share amounts.

2. Net Income (Loss) Per Share: The Company follows ASC 260 that requires the reporting of both basic and diluted earnings per share. Basic earnings 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. The number of potential common shares as of October 31, 2015 is 69,522,162.

3. Research and Development: We invested in research and development activities. The amount invested in the six months ended October 31, 2015 and 2014 was $937 and $759 respectively.

4. Debt: At October 31, 2015, the Company was utilizing a line of credit totaling $5.0 million. The unused line at October 31, 2015 was $2,272. These funds were primarily used for the purchase of inventories and aircraft modification Supplemental Type Certificate ("STC") development costs for modifications and avionics. The line of credit matures in September 2016 and is collateralized by the first and second positions on all assets of the Company.

At October 31, 2015, there were several notes collateralized by aircraft security agreements totaling $1,060. These notes were used for the purchase and modifications of these collateralized aircraft and Butler Avionics, Inc.

There are three notes at a bank totaling $1.0 million for real estate located in Olathe, Kansas and Tempe, Arizona. The due date for the notes are March 2019 and August 2019.

One note totaling $299 remains for real estate purchased in Dodge City, Kansas and matures in June 2016.

One note collateralized by equipment totals an additional $23 and matures in June 2016.

BHCMC arranged to acquire for ownership by the Kansas Lottery additional gaming machines. The balance of these financed payables is $610.

One note collateralized by all of BNSC's assets and compensation due under the State Management contract totals $5,104 and matures in May 2020. The proceeds were used primarily to retire obligations with BHCI (a non-controlling owner of BHCMC, LLC).

We are not in default of any of our notes as of October 31, 2015.

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 2015 and beyond.

5. Other Assets: Our other asset account includes assets of $5,500 related to the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act Management Contract privilege fee, $3,705 of gaming equipment we were required to pay for ownership by the State of Kansas Lottery, and JET autopilot intellectual property of $1,417 and miscellaneous other assets of $915.  BHCMC expects the $5,500 privilege fee to have a value over the remaining life of the Management Contract with the State of Kansas which will end in December 2024.  There is no assurance of the Management Contract renewal.  The Managers Certificate asset for use of gaming equipment is being amortized over a period of three years based on the estimated useful life of gaming equipment.  The JET intellectual property is being amortized over a period of 15 years.

6. Stock Options: At October 31, 2015 we had 7,262,064 outstanding stock options that were issued on December 31, 2010 all of which expire on December 31, 2015.

The exercise price for the incentive stock options is $0.49. 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.

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. There are 2,420,688 options at $0.49 that may be exercised if and when the share price reaches $0.92, and 2,420,688 options at $0.49 that may be exercised if and when the share price reaches $1.41, and 2,420,688 options at $0.49 that may be exercised on or after December 31, 2013 if and when the share price reaches $1.90.

7.  Subsequent Events:

The Company evaluated its October 31, 2015 financial statements for subsequent events through the filing date of this report. The Company is not aware of any subsequent events that would require recognition or disclosure in the financial statements.



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

THROUGHOUT THIS ITEM 2 ALL NON TABULAR FINANCIAL RESULTS ARE PRESENTED IN THOUSANDS OF U.S. DOLLARS EXCEPT WHERE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IS INDICATED.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 set forth in Item 1A. (Risk Factors) of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and Item 1A. (Risk Factors) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015 and reference to the Cautionary Statements filed by us as Exhibit 99 to the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. 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.

The forward-looking statements in this report are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating such statements, a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results, performance, financial condition, cash flows, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include the following factors:

·
the impact of general economic trends on the Company's business;
·
sensitivity of demand related to changes in the U.S. dollar to foreign currency exchange rates;
·
the deferral or termination of programs or contracts for convenience by customers;
·
market acceptance of the Company's Aerospace Products and or other planned products or product enhancements;
·
increased fuel and energy costs and the downward pressure on demand for our aircraft business;
·
the ability to gain and maintain regulatory approval of existing products and services and receive regulatory approval of new businesses and products;
·
the actions of regulatory, legislative, executive or judicial decisions of the federal, state or local level with regard to our business and the impact of any such actions;
·
failure to retain/recruit key personnel;
·
the availability of government funding;
·
any delays in receiving components from third party suppliers;
·
the competitive environment;
·
the bankruptcy or insolvency of one or more key customers;
·
new product offerings from competitors;
·
protection of intellectual property rights;
·
the ability to service the international market;
·
acts of terrorism and war and other uncontrollable events;
·
joint ventures and other arrangements;
·
low priced penny-stock regulations;
·
general governance features;
·
United States and other country defense spending cuts;
·
our estimated effective income tax rates; estimated tax benefits; and merits of our tax position;
·
potential future acquisitions;
·
changes in laws, including increased tax rates, smoking bans, regulations or accounting standards, third-party relations and approvals, and decisions, disciplines and fines of courts, regulators and governmental bodies;
·
the ability to timely and cost-effectively integrate companies that we acquire into our operations;
·
construction factors, including delays, increased costs of labor and materials, availability of labor and materials, zoning issues, environmental restrictions, soil and water conditions, weather and other hazards, site access matters and building permit issues;
·
litigation outcomes and judicial and governmental body actions, including gaming legislative action, referenda, regulatory disciplinary actions and fines and taxation;
·
access to insurance on reasonable terms for our assets;
·
cybersecurity incidents could disrupt business operations, result in the loss of critical and confidential information, and adversely impact our reputation and results of operations;
·
as a supplier of military and other equipment to the U.S. Government, we are subject to unusual risks, such as the right of the U.S. Government contractor to terminate contracts for convenience and to conduct audits and investigations of our operations and performance;
·
our reputation and ability to do business may be impacted by the improper conduct of employees, vendors, agents or business partners;
·
changes in legislation or government regulations or policies can have a significant impact on our results of operations; and
·
other factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this report. Results of operations in any past period should not be considered indicative of the results to be expected for future periods. Fluctuations in operating results may also result in fluctuations in the price of the Company's common stock.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Form 10-Q. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or changes in expectations after the date of this Form 10-Q, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The forward-looking statements in this document are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by Sections 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended (the "Exchange Act").

Investors should also be aware that while the Company, from time to time, communicates with securities analysts; it is against its policy to disclose any material non-public information or other confidential commercial information. Accordingly, shareholders should not assume that the Company agrees with any statement or report issued by any analyst irrespective of the content of the statement or report. Furthermore, the Company has a policy against issuing or confirming financial forecasts or projections issued by others. Thus, to the extent that reports issued by securities analysts contain any projections, forecasts or opinions, such reports are not the responsibility of Butler National Corporation.

Management Overview

Management is focused on increasing long-term shareholder value from increased cash generation, earnings growth, and prudently managing capital expenditures. We plan to do this by continuing to drive increased revenue from product and service innovations, strategic acquisitions, and targeted marketing programs.

Our revenue is primarily derived from two very different business segments; Aerospace Products and Professional Services. These segments operate through various Butler National subsidiaries and affiliates listed in the Company's fiscal year 2015 annual report on Form 10-K.

Aerospace Products

Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing system integration, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing, and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft. These products include JET autopilot service and repairs, Avcon provisions and system integration for special mission equipment installations, Butler Avionics equipment sales and installation, and Butler National electronic controls and safety equipment manufacture and sales. Aerospace customers range in size from owners and operators of small single engine airplanes to owners and operators of large commercial and military aircraft. Aerospace Products are sold to and serviced for customers located in many countries of the world.

Aerospace is the legacy part of the Butler National business. Organized over 55 years ago, this business is based upon design engineering and installation innovations to enhance and support products related to airplanes and ground support equipment. These new products included: in the 1960's, aircraft electronic load sharing and system switching equipment, a number of airplane electronic navigation instruments, radios and transponders; in the 1970's, ground based VOR navigation equipment sold worldwide and GPS equipment as we know it today in civilian use; in the 1980's, special mission modifications to business jets for aerial surveillance and conversion of passenger configurations to cargo; in the 1990's, classic aviation support of aging airplanes with enhanced protection of electrical systems through transient suppression devices (TSD), control electronics for military weapon systems and improved aerodynamic control products (Avcon Fins) allowing stability at higher gross weights for additional special mission applications; in the 2000's, improved accuracy of the airspeed and altimeter systems to allow less vertical separation between flying airplanes (RVSM) and acquisition of the JET autopilot product line to support and replace aged electronic equipment in the classic fleet of Learjet airplanes; and in the 2010's, the acquisition of Butler Avionics to provide additional classic airplane support by retrofit of avionics from the past 50 years to modern state of the art equipment for sale worldwide using FAA supplemental type certification to make the installations (STC) acceptable to foreign governments for installation abroad.

Aerospace continues to be a focus for new product design and development. Butler National received FAA approvals of a number of products:  Butler National's newly redesigned rate gyroscope for Learjets; the replacement vertical accelerometer safety device that resolves obsolescence as a key component of the legacy Learjet stall warning systems; Butler National's addition of the GARMIN GTN 650/750 Global Position System Navigator with Communication transceiver in the Learjet Model 20 series and 30 series; Butler Avionics ADSB(Out) solution using the Garmin GTX33ES or the GTX3000 transponders in the Learjet Model 20 series and 30 series and the Learjet Model 60; Avcon's new cargo/sensor carrying pod that mounts to the underside of a King Air Model 90 airplane; and the provisions for external stores on a Learjet Model 60 to enable the Learjet 60 for consideration as the next Learjet candidate for special mission operations; and noise suppression for Learjet 20 series aircraft. We expect this segment will continue to grow in the future. To address the three to five year business cycles related to the Aerospace industry, in the 1990's, we began providing Professional Services to markets outside the Aerospace industry.

Professional Services

Professional Services derives its revenue from (a) professional management services in the gaming industry through Butler National Service Corporation ("BNSC") and BHCMC, LLC ("BHCMC"), and (b) professional architectural, engineering and management support services through BCS Design ("BCS").

In the early 1990's, management determined that more revenue stable business units were needed to sustain the Company. Members of the Board of Directors had contacts with several American Indian tribes and other members of the Board were associated with gaming operators in Las Vegas.  After enactment of the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ("IGRA") we reached out to various Indian tribes with land in the area to explore the opportunities for operations under IGRA. This resulted in the "Stables", an Indian owned casino on Modoc Indian land opened in September 1998 developed and managed by BNSC. The Stables Management Agreement has been available on the website maintained by the National Indian Gaming Commission ("NIGC"). The Stables Management Agreement was subsequently amended by various amendments dated April 30, 2003 (the "First Amendment"), November 30, 2006 (the "Second Amendment"), October 19, 2009 (the "Third Amendment") and September 22, 2011 (the "Fourth Amendment"). The result of the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Third Amendment and Fourth Amendment is to provide that twenty (20%) of net profits from The Stables are distributed to BNSC, to end per the joint venture agreement the participation of the Miami Indian tribe from the business and to extend the duration of the Stables Management Agreement through September 30, 2018. BCS Design assisted with the design, construction and continued refurbishment of the Stables.

From this experience with IGRA and the success of the Indian gaming industry, we determined that the IGRA model may be applicable for state-owned gaming. We spent Butler National Corporation innovation, legal and market development funds to design and encourage the use of an Indian-owned gaming model in the State of Kansas. From these efforts, Kansas enacted the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA) in 2007 allowing four state-owned casinos to be developed in Kansas. In 2007, BNSC made application to manage a state-owned casino. In 2008, BNSC was awarded a fifteen year term to manage the Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City, Kansas pursuant to a Lottery Gaming Facility Management Contract (the "Boot Hill Casino Management Contract"). The Boot Hill Casino Management Contract was amended on December 29, 2009 (the "First Amendment to the Boot Hill Casino Management Contract") to bring the definition of "Fiscal Year" in line with the fiscal year of BNSC (May 1 to April 30). BHCMC was organized to be the manager of the Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City, Kansas. The casino opened in December 2009.  BCS Design assisted with the design, construction and continued refurbishment of Boot Hill Casino.

The Phase II expansion of Boot Hill Casino began in early 2012 and was completed in January 2013. The unfinished gaming floor space built during Phase I construction and tenant improvements was funded by tenant improvement leases, gaming machine acquisitions, and casino earnings, with minimum exposure to Butler National Corporation. The Phase II expansion included the interior finish of 15,000 square feet of casino shell and provided for 216 additional gaming machines. Part of the expansion included a breezeway connecting the Boot Hill Casino and the Dodge City special events center (United Wireless Arena). In late January 2013, the snack bar was reopened with additional seating and space as the "Cowboy Cafe."  BCS Design assisted with the design, construction and continued refurbishment of Boot Hill Casino.

Results Overview

The six months ending October 31, 2015 revenue decreased 10% to $21.8 million compared to $24.1 million in the six months ending October 31, 2014. In the six months ending October 31, 2015 the professional services revenue was $14.9 million compared to $15.1 million in the six months ending October 31, 2014, a decrease of 1%. In the six months ending October 31, 2015 the Aerospace Products revenue was $6.9 million compared to $9.1 million in the six months ending October 31, 2014, a decrease of 24%.

The six months ending October 31, 2015 net income (loss) decreased to a net loss of $459 compared to net income of $282 in the six months ending October 31, 2014.  The six months ending October 31, 2015, operating income (loss) decreased to an operating loss of $239, from an operating income of $1,173 in the six months ending October 31, 2014.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

SIX MONTHS ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2015 COMPARED TO SIX MONTHS ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2014
(dollars in thousands)
 
Six
Months
Ended
October 31, 2015
 
Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
Six
Months
Ended
October 31, 2014
 
Percent
of  Total
Revenue
 
Percent
Change
2014-2015
 
Revenue:
                     
Professional Services
 
$
14,938
 
69
%
 
$
15,077
 
62
%
 
(1)
%
 
Aerospace Products
   
6,864
 
31
%
   
9,066
 
38
%
 
(24)
%
 
                                 
Total revenue
   
21,802
 
100
%
   
24,143
 
100
%
 
(10)
%
 
                                 
Costs and expenses:
                               
Costs of Professional Services
   
9,042
 
42
%
   
9,171
 
38
%
 
(1)
%
 
Cost of Aerospace Products
   
5,570
 
26
%
   
6,674
 
28
%
 
(17)
%
 
Marketing and advertising
   
2,454
 
11
%
   
2,300
 
9
%
 
7
%
 
Employee benefits
   
914
 
4
%
   
865
 
4
%
 
6
%
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,365
 
6
%
   
1,552
 
6
%
 
(12)
%
 
General, administrative and other
   
2,696
 
12
%
   
2,408
 
10
%
 
12
%
 
                                 
Total costs and expenses
   
22,041
 
101
%
   
22,970
 
95
%
 
(4)
%
 
Operating income (loss)
 
$
(239)
 
(1)
%
 
$
1,173
 
5
%
       



Revenue:

Revenue decreased 10% to $21.8 million in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $24.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. See "Operations by Segment" below for a discussion of the primary reasons for the decrease in revenue.

· Professional Services derives its revenue from (a) professional management services in the gaming industry through Butler National Service Corporation ("BNSC") and BHCMC, LLC ("BHCMC"), and (b) professional architectural, engineering and management support services through BCS Design ("BCS"). Revenue from Professional Services decreased 1% for the six months to $14.9 at October 31, 2015 compared to $15.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014.
· Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft. Aerospace Products revenue decreased 24% for the six months to $6.9 million at October 31, 2015 compared to $9.1 million at October 31, 2014. We anticipate future domestic military spending reductions and continued slow growth of the United States economy.

Costs and expenses:

Costs and expenses related to Professional Services and Aerospace Products include the cost of engineering, labor, materials, equipment utilization, control systems, security and occupancy.

Costs and expenses decreased 4% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $22.0 million compared to $23.0 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. Costs and expenses were 101% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 95% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Costs of Professional Services decreased 1% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $9.0 million compared to $9.2 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. Costs were 42% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 38% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Costs of Aerospace Products decreased by 17% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $5.6 million compared to $6.7 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014. Costs were 26% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 28% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Marketing and advertising expenses increased by 7% in the six months ended October 31, 2015, to $2.5 million compared to $2.3 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. Expenses were 11% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 9% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014. Marketing and advertising expenses include advertising, sales and marketing labor, gaming development costs, and casino and product promotions.

Employee benefits expenses as a percent of total revenue was 4% in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to 4% in the six months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses increased 6% to $914 in the six months ended October 31, 2015, from $865 in the six months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses include the employers' share of all federal, state and local taxes, paid time off for vacation, holidays and illness, employee health and life insurance programs and employer matching contributions to retirement plans.

Depreciation and amortization expenses as a percent of total revenue was 6% in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to 6% in the six months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses decreased 12% to $1.4 million in the six months ended October 31, 2015, from $1.6 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses include depreciation related to owned assets being depreciated over various useful lives and amortization of intangible items including the Kansas privilege fee related to the Boot Hill Casino being expensed over the term of the gaming contract with the State of Kansas. Phase II expansion to Boot Hill Casino was formally completed in early January 2013 and we began depreciation on $4.9 million of assets with various useful lives. BHCMC, LLC depreciation and amortization expense for the six months ended October 31, 2015 was $671 compared to $800 at October 31, 2014.

General, administrative and other expenses as a percent of total revenue was 12% in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to 10% in the six months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses increased 12% to $2.7 million in the six months ended October 31, 2015, from $2.4 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Other income (expense):

Interest expense and other income were $226 in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared with interest expense and other income of $585 in the six months ended October 31, 2014.  The decrease in interest expense is due directly to the lower interest rates on refinanced debt.  Interest related to obligations of BHCMC, LLC was $124 in the six months ended October 31, 2015 compared to $475 in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Operations by Segment

We have two operating segments, Professional Services and Aerospace Products. The Professional Services segment includes revenue contributions and expenditures associated with casino management services and professional architectural, engineering and management support services. Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft.

The following table presents a summary of our operating segment information for the six months ended October 31, 2015 and October 31, 2014:
(dollars in thousands)
 
Six
Months
Ended
October 31, 2015
 
Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
Six
Months
Ended
October 31, 2014
 
Percent
of  Total
Revenue
 
Percent
Change
2014-2015
 
Professional Services
                     
Revenue
                               
 
Boot Hill Casino
 
$
14,517
 
97
%
 
$
14,685
 
97
%
 
(1)
%
 
 
Management/Professional Services
   
421
 
3
%
   
392
 
3
%
 
7
%
 
 
Revenue
   
14,938
 
100
%
   
15,077
 
100
%
 
(1)
%
 
                                 
Costs of Professional Services
   
9,042
 
61
%
   
9,171
 
61
%
 
(1)
%
 
Expenses
   
5,435
 
36
%
   
5,065
 
33
%
 
7
%
 
Total costs and expenses
   
14,477
 
97
%
   
14,236
 
94
%
 
2
%
 
Professional Services operating income before noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC
 
$
461
 
3
%
 
$
841
 
6
%
 
(45)
%
 
                                 
(dollars in thousands)
 
Six
Months
Ended
October 31, 2015
 
Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
Six
Months
Ended
October 31, 2014
 
Percent
of  Total
Revenue
 
Percent
Change
2014-2015
 
Aerospace Products
                     
Revenue
 
$
6,864
 
100
%
 
$
9,066
 
100
%
 
(24)
%
 
                                 
Costs of Aerospace Products
   
5,570
 
81
%
   
6,674
 
73
%
 
(17)
%
 
Expenses
   
1,994
 
29
%
   
2,060
 
23
%
 
(3)
%
 
Total costs and expenses
   
7,564
 
110
%
   
8,734
 
96
%
 
(13)
%
 
                                 
Aerospace Products operating income (loss)
 
$
(700)
 
(10)
%
 
$
332
 
4
%
       


Professional Services
· Revenue from Professional Services decreased 1% for the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $14.9 million compared to $15.1 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014.

In the six months ended October 31, 2015 Boot Hill Casino received gross receipts for the State of Kansas of $19.7 million compared to $19.7 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014. Mandated fees, taxes and distributions reduced gross receipts by $6.7 million resulting in gaming revenue of $13.0 million for the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to a reduction to gross receipts of $6.6 million resulting in gaming revenue of $13.1 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014.  Non-gaming revenue at Boot Hill Casino increased 2% to $1.6 million for the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $1.5 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014.

The remaining management and Professional Services revenue includes professional management services in the gaming industry, and licensed architectural services.  Professional Services revenue excluding Boot Hill Casino increased 7% to $421 for the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $392 for the six months ended October 31, 2014.

· Costs of Professional Services decreased 1% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $9.0 million compared to $9.2 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. Costs were 61% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 61% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

· Expenses increased 7% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $5.4 million compared to $5.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. Expenses were 36% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 33% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Aerospace Products
· Revenue decreased 24% to $6.9 million in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $9.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014. This decrease is primarily attributable to decreased revenue of $1.9 million in the modification business.  We anticipate future domestic military spending reductions and continued slow growth of the United States economy. In an effort to offset decreased domestic military spending, we have invested in the development of several STCs. These STCs are state of the art avionics and we are aggressively marketing both domestically and internationally.

· Costs of Aerospace Products decreased by 17% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $5.6 million compared to $6.7 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014.  Costs were 81% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 73% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

· Expenses decreased 3% in the six months ended October 31, 2015 to $2.0 million compared to $2.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2014.  Expenses were 29% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 23% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2014.

Employees

Other than persons employed by our gaming subsidiaries there were 88 full time and 4 part time employees on October 31, 2015, compared to 84 full time and 3 part time employees on October 31, 2014. As of December 4, 2015, staffing is 88 full time and 4 part time employees. Our staffing at Boot Hill Casino & Resort on October 31, 2015 was 182 full time and 53 part time employees compared to 200 full time and 38 part time employees on October 31, 2014. At December 4, 2015 there are 185 full time employees and 57 part time employees. None of the employees are subject to any collective bargaining agreements.


SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2016 COMPARED TO SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2015

(dollars in thousands)
 
Three
Months
Ended
October 31, 2015
 
Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
Three
Months
Ended
October 31, 2014
 
Percent
of  Total
Revenue
 
Percent
Change
2014-2015
 
Revenue:
                     
Professional Services
 
$
7,334
 
73
%
 
$
7,453
 
63
%
 
(2)
%
 
Aerospace Products
   
2,772
 
27
%
   
4,299
 
37
%
 
(36)
%
 
                                 
Total revenue
   
10,106
 
100
%
   
11,752
 
100
%
 
(14)
%
 
                                 
Costs and expenses:
                               
Costs of Professional Services
   
4,539
 
45
%
   
4,611
 
39
%
 
(2)
%
 
Cost of Aerospace Products
   
2,449
 
24
%
   
3,175
 
27
%
 
(23)
%
 
Marketing and advertising
   
1,258
 
12
%
   
1,162
 
10
%
 
8
%
 
Employee benefits
   
429
 
4
%
   
403
 
3
%
 
6
%
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
566
 
6
%
   
691
 
6
%
 
(18)
%
 
General, administrative and other
   
1,464
 
15
%
   
1,343
 
12
%
 
9
%
 
                                 
Total costs and expenses
   
10,705
 
106
%
   
11,385
 
97
%
 
(6)
%
 
Operating income (loss)
 
$
(599)
 
(6)
%
 
$
367
 
3
%
       

Revenue:

Revenue decreased 14% to $10.1 million in the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $11.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. See "Operations by Segment" below for a discussion of the primary reasons for the decrease in revenue.

· Professional Services derives its revenue from (a) professional management services in the gaming industry through Butler National Service Corporation ("BNSC") and BHCMC, LLC ("BHCMC"), and (b) professional architectural, engineering and management support services through BCS Design ("BCS"). Revenue from Professional Services decreased 2% to $7.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2015 from $7.5 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014.
· Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft. Aerospace Products revenue decreased 36% for the three months to $2.8 million at October 31, 2015 compared to $4.3 million at October 31, 2014. We anticipate future domestic military spending reductions and continued slow growth of the United States economy.

Costs and expenses:

Costs and expenses related to Professional Services and Aerospace Products include the cost of engineering, labor, materials, equipment utilization, control systems, security and occupancy.

Costs and expenses decreased 6% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $10.7 million compared to $11.4 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. Costs and expenses were 106% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 97% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

Costs of Professional Services decreased 2% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $4.5 million compared to $4.6 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. Costs were 45% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 39% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

Costs of Aerospace Products decreased by 23% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $2.4 million compared to $3.2 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014. Costs were 24% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 27% of total revenue in three months ended October 31, 2014.

Marketing and advertising expenses as a percent of total revenue was 12% in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 10% in the three months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses increased 8% to $1.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2015, from $1.2 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. Marketing and advertising expenses include advertising, sales and marketing labor, gaming development costs, and casino and product promotions.

Employee benefits expenses as a percent of total revenue was 4% in the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to 3% in the three months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses increased 6% to $429 in the three months ended October 31, 2015, from $403 in the three months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses include the employers' share of all federal, state and local taxes, paid time off for vacation, holidays and illness, employee health and life insurance programs and employer matching contributions to retirement plans.

Depreciation and amortization expenses as a percent of total revenue was 6% in the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to 6% in the three months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses decreased 18% to $566 in the three months ended October 31, 2015, from $691 in the three months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses include depreciation related to owned assets being depreciated over various useful lives and amortization of intangible items including the Kansas privilege fee related to the Boot Hill Casino being expensed over the term of the gaming contract with the State of Kansas. Phase II expansion to Boot Hill Casino was formally completed in early January 2013 and we began depreciation on $4.9 million of assets with various useful lives. BHCMC, LLC depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended October 31, 2015 was $337 compared to $404 at October 31, 2014.

General, administrative and other expenses as a percent of total revenue was 15% in the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared to 12% in the three months ended October 31, 2014. These expenses increased 9% to $1.5 million in the three months ended October 31, 2015, from $1.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

Other income (expense):

Interest expense and other income were $108 in the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared with interest expense and other income of $300 in the three months ended October 31, 2014.  The decrease in interest expense is due directly lower interest rates on refinanced debt.  Interest related to obligations of BHCMC, LLC was $66 in the three months ended October 31, 2015 compared to $244 in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

Operations by Segment

We have two operating segments, Professional Services and Aerospace Products. The Professional Services segment includes revenue contributions and expenditures associated with casino management services and professional architectural, engineering and management support services. Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft.

The following table presents a summary of our operating segment information for the three months ended October 31, 2015 and October 31, 2014:

(dollars in thousands)
 
Three
Months
Ended
October 31, 2015
 
Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
Three
Months
Ended
October 31, 2014
 
Percent
of  Total
Revenue
 
Percent
Change
2014-2015
 
Professional Services
                     
Revenue
                               
 
Boot Hill Casino
 
$
7,147
 
97
%
 
$
7,259
 
97
%
 
(2)
%
 
 
Management/Professional Services
   
187
 
3
%
   
194
 
3
%
 
(4)
%
 
 
Revenue
   
7,334
 
100
%
   
7,453
 
100
%
 
(2)
%
 
                                 
Costs of Professional Services
   
4,539
 
62
%
   
4,611
 
62
%
 
(2)
%
 
Expenses
   
2,763
 
38
%
   
2,445
 
33
%
 
13
%
 
Total costs and expenses
   
7,302
 
100
%
   
7,056
 
95
%
 
3
%
 
Professional Services operating income before noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC
 
$
32
 
0
%
 
$
397
 
5
%
 
(92)
%
 
                                 
(dollars in thousands)
 
Three
Months
Ended
October 31, 2015
 
Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
Three
Months
Ended
October 31, 2014
 
Percent
of  Total
Revenue
 
Percent
Change
2014-2015
 
Aerospace Products
                     
Revenue
 
$
2,772
 
100
%
 
$
4,299
 
100
%
 
(36)
%
 
                                 
Costs of Aerospace Products
   
2,449
 
88
%
   
3,175
 
74
%
 
(23)
%
 
Expenses
   
954
 
35
%
   
1,154
 
27
%
 
(17)
%
 
Total costs and expenses
   
3,403
 
123
%
   
4,329
 
101
%
 
(21)
%
 
                                 
Aerospace Products operating income (loss)
 
$
(631)
 
(23)
%
 
$
(30)
 
(1)
%
       


Professional Services
· Revenue from Professional Services decreased 2% to $7.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $7.5 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014.

In the three months ended October 31, 2015 Boot Hill Casino received gross receipts for the State of Kansas of $9.6 million compared to $9.7 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014. Mandated fees, taxes and distributions reduced gross receipts by $3.2 million resulting in gaming revenue of $6.4 million for the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to a reduction to gross receipts of $3.2 million resulting in gaming revenue of $6.5 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014.  Non-gaming revenue at Boot Hill Casino increased 3% to $793 for the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $768 for the three months ended October 31, 2014.

The remaining management and Professional Services revenue includes professional management services in the gaming industry, and licensed architectural services.  Professional Services revenue excluding Boot Hill Casino decreased 4% to $187 for the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $194 for the three months ended October 31, 2014.

· Costs of Professional Services decreased 2% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $4.5 million compared to $4.6 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. Costs were 62% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 62% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

· Expenses increased 13% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $2.8 million compared to $2.4 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. Expenses were 38% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 33% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

Aerospace Products
· Revenue decreased 36% to $2.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2015, compared to $4.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014. This decrease is primarily attributable to decreased revenue of $1.2 million in the modification business.  We anticipate future domestic military spending reductions and continued slow growth of the United States economy. In an effort to offset decreased domestic military spending, we have invested in the development of several STCs. These STCs are state of the art avionics and we are aggressively marketing both domestically and internationally.

· Costs of Aerospace Products decreased by 23% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $2.4 million compared to $3.2 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014.  Costs were 88% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 74% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

· Expenses decreased 17% in the three months ended October 31, 2015 to $954 compared to $1.2 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014.  Expenses were 35% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2015, as compared to 27% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2014.

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 fiscal 2016 and beyond.

The ownership structure of BHCMC, LLC is now:
Membership Interest
 
Members of
Board of Managers
   
Equity Ownership
   
Income
(Loss) Sharing
 
Class A
   
3
     
20%
     
40%
 
Class B
   
4
     
80%
     
60%
 

Our wholly owned subsidiary, Butler National Service Corporation continues friendly discussions with the other member of BHCMC, LLC to explore the possible acquisition by Butler National Service Corporation of the other member's 20% equity / 40% sharing interest in BHCMC, LLC.   If and when a definitive agreement is reached, such definitive agreement and a press release concerning the acquisition will be issued to describe the terms of the agreement and the intentions of the members.   We have not set a definitive timetable for our discussions and there can be no assurances that the process will result in any transaction being announced or completed.  At present there is no disagreement between the members of BHCMC, LLC.   We do not plan to disclose or comment on developments until further disclosure is deemed appropriate.

BHCMC, LLC, rents the casino building under the terms of a 25 year lease from BHC Development L.C. ("BHCD"). Butler National Service Corporation continues friendly discussions with BHC Development L.C. to explore the possible acquisition by Butler National Service Corporation of the casino building and related land. On August 5, 2015, the Company announced that its subsidiary, Butler National Service Corporation ("BNSC"), delivered notice of the exercise of its option or the option of BHCMC to purchase the building and related land in Dodge City, Kansas at the Boot Hill Casino & Resort (the "Facility") leased by BHCMC, LLC, from BHCD, pursuant to a contractual right held by BNSC or BHCMC under the existing lease. If and when a definitive agreement is reached, such definitive agreement and press release concerning the acquisition will be issued to describe the terms of the agreement and the intentions of the members. Butler National Corporation, its management, and its subsidiaries have no ownership interest in BHCI or BHCD.


The terms of the agreement between the Kansas Lottery and BNSC/BHCMC required the completion of an addition to the Boot Hill Casino. The Phase II development of an adjacent hotel and community owned special events center was funded by BHI, is completed, and open to the public. The Phase II expansion of Boot Hill Casino began in early 2012 and was completed in January 2013. Phase II expansion of the unfinished gaming floor space built during Phase I construction and tenant improvements was funded by tenant improvement leases, gaming machine acquisitions, and casino earnings, with minimum exposure to Butler National Corporation. The Phase II expansion included the interior finish of 15,000 square feet of casino shell and provided for up to 216 additional gaming machines. Part of the expansion included a breezeway connecting the Boot Hill Casino and the Dodge City special events center (United Wireless Arena). Boot Hill Casino now has approximately 690 gaming machines on the floor.

Analysis and Discussion of Cash Flow

During six months ended October 31, 2015 our cash position decreased by $573. Net loss was $207. Cash flows provided by operating activities was $357. Non-cash activities consisting of depreciation and amortization contributed $2.0 million. Customer deposits increased our cash position by $282 while inventories decreased our cash position by $948. Accounts receivable decreased our cash position by $261. Prepaid expenses and other current assets decreased our cash by $31, while a decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses decreased our cash by an additional $484.

Cash used in investing activities was $602. We invested $119 to purchase equipment, and $483 to develop and enhance STCs.

Cash used in financing activities was $328. We made repayments on our debt of $1.3 million and increased promissory notes and long-term debt by $1.3 million.  We made a distribution to our non-controlling member of $360.


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. These significant accounting policies relate to revenue recognition, the use of estimates, long-lived assets, and Supplemental Type Certificates. These policies and our procedures related to these policies are described in detail below and under specific areas within this "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations."

Revenue Recognition: Generally, we perform aircraft modifications under fixed-price contracts. Revenue 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.

Revenue from Avionics products are recognized when shipped. Payment for these Avionics products is due within 30 days of the invoice date after shipment. Revenue from 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.

Gaming revenue is the gross gaming win as reported by the Kansas Lottery casino reporting systems, less the mandated payments by and for the State of Kansas. Electronic games-slots and table games revenue is the aggregate of gaming wins and losses. Liabilities are recognized for chips and "ticket-in, ticket-out" coupons in the customers' possession, and for accruals related to anticipated payout of progressive jackpots. Progressive gaming machines, which contain base jackpots that increase at a progressive rate based on the number of coins played, are deducted from revenue as the amount of jackpots increase. Food, beverage, and other revenue is recorded when the service is received and paid for.

Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Future events and their effects cannot be determined with certainty. Therefore, the determination of estimates requires the exercise of judgment. Actual results could differ from those estimates, and any such differences may be material to our financial statements.

Long-lived Assets: The Company accounts for its long-lived assets in accordance with ASC Topic 360-10, formerly SFAS No. 144 "Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets." ASC Topic 360-10 requires that long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the historical cost carrying value of an asset may no longer be appropriate. The Company assesses recoverability of the carrying value of an asset by estimating the future net cash flows expected to result from the asset, including eventual disposition. If the future net cash flows are less than the carrying value of the asset, an impairment loss is recorded equal to the difference between the asset's carrying value and fair value or disposable value.

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 over a seven year life. The legal life of an STC is indefinite.

Changing Prices and Inflation

We have experienced upward pressure from inflation in fiscal year 2016. From fiscal year 2015 to fiscal year 2016 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 2016 and 2017.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Item 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
We are a smaller reporting Company as defined by Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are not required to provide the information required under this item.

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 (the "Exchange Act") 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-Q and have determined that such disclosure controls and procedures are effective, based on criteria in the Internal Control-Integrated Framework, issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO").

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures: Disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under 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 October 31, 2015. 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 October 31, 2015.

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

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 changes in the Company's internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended October 31, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
 
   
As of December 4, 2015, there are no 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 or to the Cautionary Statements filed by us as Exhibit 99 to the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015.
 
 
Item 2.
 
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.
 
   
None.
 
 
Item 3.
 
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
 
   
None.
 
 
Item 4.
 
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.
 
   
Not applicable.
 
 
Item 5.
 
OTHER INFORMATION.
 
   
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 10-Q filed on March 14, 2013.
     
 
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 furnished 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 furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
   
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, 2015.
 
 
101
The following financial information from the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) includes: (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 31, 2015 and April 30, 2015, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended October 31, 2015 and 2014, and six months ended October 31, 2015 and 2014, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended October  31, 2015 and 2014, and (iv) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, with detail tagging.



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)
   
December 15, 2015
/s/ Clark D. Stewart
Date
Clark D. Stewart
 
(President and Chief Executive Officer)
   
December 15, 2015
/s/ Craig D. Stewart
Date
Craig D. Stewart
 
(Chief Financial Officer)


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 10-Q filed on
March 14, 2013.
   
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 furnished 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 furnished 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, 2015.
   
101
The following financial information from the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) includes: (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 31, 2015 and April 30, 2015, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended October 31, 2015 and 2014, and six months ended October 31, 2015 and 2014, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended October  31, 2015 and 2014, and (iv) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, with detail tagging.