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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549
_______________________________

 

FORM 10-Q

_______________________________

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended October 31, 2017

 

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 No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files): Yes No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

 

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

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

Yes No ☒

 

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant's Common Stock, $0.01 par value, as of December 8, 2017 was 64,534,943 shares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

 

 

INDEX

 

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

PAGE NO.

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – October 31, 2017 (unaudited) and April 30, 2017 (audited)

3

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Three Months Ended October 31, 2017 and 2016

4

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Six Months Ended October 31, 2017 and 2016

5

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Six Months Ended October 31, 2017 and 2016

6

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

 

 

 

Item 2

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

10

 

 

 

Item 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

20

 

 

 

Item 4

Controls and Procedures

20

 

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1

Legal Proceedings

22

 

 

 

Item 1A

Risk Factors

22

 

 

 

Item 2

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

22

 

 

 

Item 3

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

22

 

 

 

Item 4

Mine Safety Disclosures

22

 

 

 

Item 5

Other Information

22

 

 

 

Item 6

Exhibits

22

 

 

 

Signatures

24

 

 

Exhibit Index

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of October 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017

(in thousands except per share data)

 

 

October 31, 2017

 

 

April 30, 2017

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

5,392

 

 

$

6,389

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

2,892

 

 

 

4,095

 

Inventories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials

 

 

6,046

 

 

 

5,644

 

Work in process

 

 

1,319

 

 

 

1,174

 

Finished goods

 

 

32

 

 

 

39

 

Total inventory

 

 

7,397

 

 

 

6,857

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

1,049

 

 

 

994

 

Total current assets

 

 

16,730

 

 

 

18,335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and building

 

 

5,197

 

 

 

5,132

 

Aircraft

 

 

5,888

 

 

 

5,888

 

Machinery and equipment

 

 

3,829

 

 

 

3,639

 

Office furniture and fixtures

 

 

6,848

 

 

 

6,497

 

Leasehold improvements

 

 

4,032

 

 

 

4,032

 

 

 

 

25,794

 

 

 

25,188

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(15,230

)

 

 

(14,506

)

Total property, plant and equipment

 

 

10,564

 

 

 

10,682

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATES (net of accumulated amortization of $4,754 at October 31, 2017 and $4,345 at April 30, 2017)

 

 

6,308

 

 

 

6,354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax asset

 

 

925

 

 

 

925

 

Other assets (net of accumulated amortization of $7,590 at October 31, 2017 and $6,904 at April 30, 2017)

 

 

6,018

 

 

 

6,482

 

Total other assets

 

 

6,943

 

 

 

7,407

 

Total assets

 

$

40,545

 

 

$

42,778

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promissory notes

 

$

2,951

 

 

$

2,604

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

1,884

 

 

 

2,297

 

Accounts payable

 

 

1,394

 

 

 

1,919

 

Customer deposits

 

 

368

 

 

 

892

 

Gaming facility mandated payment

 

 

1,160

 

 

 

1,227

 

Compensation and compensated absences

 

 

1,285

 

 

 

1,478

 

Income tax payable     160       589  

Other current liabilities

 

 

259

 

 

 

129

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

9,461

 

 

 

11,135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG-TERM DEBT, NET OF CURRENT MATURITIES

 

 

2,536

 

 

 

3,347

 

Total liabilities

 

 

11,997

 

 

 

14,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 65,273,896 and outstanding 64,534,943

shares at October 31, 2017 and issued 65,273,896 and outstanding 64,543,550 shares at April 30, 2017

 

 

652

 

 

 

652

 

Capital contributed in excess of par

 

 

13,980

 

 

 

13,980

 

Treasury stock at cost, 738,953 shares at October 31, 2017 and 730,346 at April 30, 2017

 

 

(767 )

 

 

(764

)

Retained earnings

 

 

10,041

 

 

 

9,719

 

Total stockholders' equity Butler National Corporation

 

 

23,906

 

 

 

23,587

 

Noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC

 

 

4,642

 

 

 

4,709

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

28,548

 

 

 

28,296

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

40,545

 

 

$

42,778

 

 

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, 2017 AND 2016

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED

October 31,

 

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

REVENUE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Services

 

$

7,342  

 

$

7,722

 

Aerospace Products

 

 

3,814  

 

 

5,091

 

Total revenue

 

 

11,156  

 

 

12,813

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Cost of Professional Services

 

 

4,763  

 

 

4,649

 

Cost of Aerospace Products

 

 

2,800  

 

 

3,698

 

Marketing and advertising

 

 

956  

 

 

1,071

 

Employee benefits

 

 

459  

 

 

438

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

500  

 

 

507

 

General, administrative and other

 

 

1,361  

 

 

1,286

 

Total costs and expenses

 

 

10,839  

 

 

11,649

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

 

 

317  

 

 

1,164

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(81 )

 

 

(106

)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

-  

 

 

1

 

Total other expense

 

 

(81 )

 

 

(105

)

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

 

236  

 

 

1,059

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Deferred income tax expense

 

 

-  

 

 

292

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

47  

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME

 

 

189  

 

 

767

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC

 

 

(105 )

 

 

(248

)

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION

 

$

84  

 

$

519

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

$

0.00  

 

$

0.01

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION

 

 

64,542,699  

 

 

63,466,873

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

$

0.00  

 

$

0.01

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION

 

 

64,542,699  

 

 

63,466,873

 

 

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, 2017 AND 2016

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

SIX MONTHS ENDED

October 31,

 

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

REVENUE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Services

 

$

14,781  

 

$

15,206

 

Aerospace Products

 

 

8,024  

 

 

8,996

 

Total revenue

 

 

22,805  

 

 

24,202

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Cost of Professional Services

 

 

9,596  

 

 

9,169

 

Cost of Aerospace Products

 

 

5,833  

 

 

6,569

 

Marketing and advertising

 

 

1,810  

 

 

2,083

 

Employee benefits

 

 

935  

 

 

914

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

982  

 

 

1,014

 

General, administrative and other

 

 

2,686  

 

 

2,578

 

Total costs and expenses

 

 

21,842  

 

 

22,327

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

 

 

963  

 

 

1,875

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(167 )

 

 

(224

)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

-  

 

 

(18

)

Total other expense

 

 

(167 )

 

 

(242

)

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

 

796  

 

 

1,633

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Deferred income tax expense

 

 

-  

 

 

418

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

181  

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME

 

 

615  

 

 

1,215

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC

 

 

(293 )

 

 

(472

)

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BUTLER NATIONAL CORPORATION

 

$

322  

 

$

743

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

$

0.00  

 

$

0.01

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION

 

 

64,543,127  

 

 

63,466,873

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

$

0.00  

 

$

0.01

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN PER SHARE CALCULATION

 

 

64,543,127  

 

 

63,466,873

 

 

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, 2017 AND 2016

(in thousands)

(unaudited) 

 

 

 

SIX MONTHS ENDED

October 31,

 

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

615  

 

$

1,215

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,819  

 

 

1,797

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

1,203  

 

 

(1,654

)

Inventories

 

 

(540 )

 

 

356

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(57 )

 

 

(116

)

Deferred tax asset

 

 

-  

 

 

418

 

Accounts payable

 

 

(525 )

 

 

(378

)

Customer deposits

 

 

(524 )

 

 

1,472

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

(622 )

 

 

(190

)

Gaming facility mandated payment

 

 

(67 )

 

 

(111

)

Other current liabilities

 

 

130  

 

 

117

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

1,432  

 

 

2,926

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(1,189 )

 

 

(911

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(1,189 )

 

 

(911

)

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of promissory notes, net

 

 

347  

 

 

(1,230

)

Repayments of long-term debt

 

 

(1,224 )

 

 

(1,360

)

Distribution to non-controlling member

 

 

(360 )

 

 

(360

)

Purchase of Treasury Stock     (3 )     -  

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(1,240 )

 

 

(2,950

)

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

NET DECREASE IN CASH

 

 

(997 )

 

 

(935

)

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CASH, beginning of period

 

 

6,389  

 

 

7,381

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

CASH, end of period

 

$

5,392  

 

$

6,446

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

167  

 

$

225

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

609  

 

$

-

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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 8 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, 2017. 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, 2017 are not indicative of the results of operations that may be expected for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018.

 

Certain reclassifications within the condensed financial statement captions have been made to maintain consistency in presentation between years. These reclassifications have no impact on the reported results of operations. Financial amounts are in thousands of dollars except per share amounts.

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The standard is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 including interim periods within that reporting period and early adoption permitted for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The standard will supersede existing revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance, and will provide companies with a single revenue recognition model for recognizing revenue from contracts with customers. The standard requires revenue to be recognized when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in amounts that reflect the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Adoption of the new rules could affect the timing of revenue recognition for certain transactions. The two permitted transition methods under the new standard are the full retrospective method, in which case the standard would be applied to each prior reporting period presented, or the modified retrospective method, in which case the cumulative effect of applying the standard would be recognized at the date of initial application. The provisions of this new guidance are effective as of the beginning of the Company’s first quarter of fiscal year 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the transition method to be used and the potential impact of this standard on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), in order to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for those leases classified as operating leases under previous GAAP. ASU 2016-02 requires that a lessee should recognize a liability to make lease payments (the lease liability) and a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset for the lease term on the balance sheet. ASU 2016-02 requires expanded disclosures about the nature and terms of lease agreements and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this standard on its consolidated financial statements.

 

2. Net Income Per Share: Butler National Corporation ("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 available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings 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 per share are excluded. The number of potential common shares as of October 31, 2017 is 64,534,943.

 

3. Inventories: Inventories are priced at the lower of cost, determined on a first-in, first-out basis, or market. Inventories include material, labor and factory overhead required in the production of our products.

 

Inventory obsolescence is examined on a regular basis. When determining our estimate of obsolescence we consider inventory that has been inactive for five years or longer and the probability of using that inventory in future production. The obsolete inventory generally consists of Falcon and Learjet parts and electrical components.  At October 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017, the estimate of obsolete inventory was $1,177 and $1,177 respectively.

 

4. Research and Development: We invested in research and development activities. The amount invested in the six months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016 was $720 and $717 respectively.

 

5. Debt: At October 31, 2017, the Company has a line of credit totaling $5,000. The unused line at October 31, 2017 was $2,049. 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 is due on demand and is collateralized by the first and second positions on all assets of the Company.

 

At October 31, 2017, there is one note collateralized by an aircraft security agreement with a balance of $342. This note was used for the purchase and modifications of collateralized aircraft.

 

There are three notes at a bank totaling $422 for real estate located in Olathe, Kansas and Tempe, Arizona. The due date for the notes is March 2019.

 

One note totaling $267 remains for real estate purchased in Dodge City, Kansas and matures in June 2019.

 

At October 31, 2017, there is one note for equipment with a balance of $88. This note matures in April 2022.

 

BHCMC arranged to acquire additional gaming machines for ownership by the Kansas Lottery. The balance of these financed payables is $282.

 

One note secured by all of the BNSC assets and compensation due under the State Management contract totals $3,019 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, 2017.

 

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 2018 and beyond.

 

6. Other Assets: Our other asset account includes assets of $5,500 related to the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act Management Contract privilege fee, $5,232 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 $1,459.  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.

 

7. Stock Options and Incentive Plans: At October 31, 2017 we had no outstanding stock options.

 

In November 2016, the shareholders approved and adopted the Butler National Corporation 2016 Equity Incentive Plan. The maximum number of shares of common stock that may be issued under the Plan is 12.5 million. No equity awards have been made under the plan.

 

8. Stock Repurchase Program

 

In December 2016, the Board of Directors approved a stock purchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to $500 of its common stock. The timing and amount of any share repurchases will be determined by the Company’s management based on market conditions and other factors. The program is currently authorized through May 1, 2018.

 

The table below provides information with respect to common stock purchases by the Company through October 31, 2017.

 

Period

 

Total Number of Shares Purchased

 

 

Average Price Paid per Share

 

 

Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs

 

 

Approximate Dollar Value of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs

 

Program authorization 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

500

 

Quarter ended January 31, 2017 (a)

 

 

49,920

 

 

$

0.20

 

 

 

49,920

 

 

$

490

 

Quarter ended April 30, 2017

 

 

80,426

 

 

$

0.27

 

 

 

80,426

 

 

$

468

 

Quarter ended July 31, 2017

 

 

0

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

 

0

 

 

$

468

 

Quarter ended October 31, 2017     8,607     $ 0.30       8,607     $ 465  

Total

 

 

138,953

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

 

138,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

49,920 shares of common stock purchased were purchased through a private transaction

 

9Subsequent Events:

 

The Company evaluated its October 31, 2017 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, 2017 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 those set forth in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017 and the Cautionary Statements filed by us as Exhibit 99 to the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, including 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 to vendors and customers;

any delays in receiving components from third party suppliers;

the competitive environment;

the bankruptcy or insolvency of one or more key customers or vendors;

new product offerings from competitors;

protection of intellectual property rights;

the ability to service, supply or visit 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.

 

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 2017 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 57 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 40 years to modern state of the art equipment for sale worldwide using FAA supplemental type certification (STC). Aerospace is preparing for the 2020's through the development and certification of ADS-B systems in support of the FAA "NextGen" update of the Air Traffic Control system in the United States and many other countries.

 

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 50 series, 30 series and 20 series, Avcon's new cargo/sensor carrying pod that mounts to the bottom of a King Air aircraft, and the provisions for external stores on a Learjet Model 60 to enable it for special mission operations; and noise suppression for Learjet 20 series aircraft. We expect this segment will continue to grow in the future.

 

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.

 

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 (a) that twenty (20%) of net profits from The Stables are distributed to BNSC, (b) to end per the joint venture agreement the participation of the Miami Indian tribe from the business and (c) to extend the duration of the Stables Management Agreement through September 30, 2018.

 

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.

 

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 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. 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 650 gaming machines on the floor. Boot Hill Casino acquired the naming rights to the City of Dodge City and Ford County owned conference center connected to the casino through the breezeway. The conference center is known as the Boot Hill Casino and Resort Conference Center.

 

Results Overview

 

The six months ending October 31, 2017 revenue decreased 6% to $22.8 million compared to $24.2 million in the six months ending October 31, 2016. In the six months ending October 31, 2017 the professional services revenue was $14.8 million compared to $15.2 million in the six months ending October 31, 2016, a decrease of 3%. In the six months ending October 31, 2017 the Aerospace Products revenue was $8.0 million compared to $9.0 million in the six months ending October 31, 2016, a decrease of 11%.

 

The six months ending October 31, 2017 net income decreased to $322 compared to a net income of $743 in the six months ending October 31, 2016.  The six months ending October 31, 2017, operating income decreased to $1.0 million, from an operating income of $1.9 million in the six months ending October 31, 2016.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

SIX MONTHS ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2017 COMPARED TO SIX MONTHS ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2016

(dollars in thousands)

 

Six

Months

Ended

October 31, 2017

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Six

Months

Ended

October 31, 2016

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Percent

Change

2016-2017

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Services

 

$

14,781

 

 

 

65

%

 

$

15,206

 

 

 

63

%

 

 

-3 %

Aerospace Products

 

 

8,024

 

 

 

35

%

 

 

8,996

 

 

 

37

%

 

 

-11 %

Total revenue

 

 

22,805

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

24,202

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

-6 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Costs of Professional Services

 

 

9,596

 

 

 

42

%

 

 

9,169

 

 

 

38

%

 

 

5 %

Cost of Aerospace Products

 

 

5,833

 

 

 

26

%

 

 

6,569

 

 

 

27

%

 

 

-11 %

Marketing and advertising

 

 

1,810

 

 

 

8

%

 

 

2,083

 

 

 

8

%

 

 

-13 %

Employee benefits

 

 

935

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

914

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

2 %

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

982

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

1,014

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

-3 %

General, administrative and other

 

 

2,686

 

 

 

12

%

 

 

2,578

 

 

 

11

%

 

 

4 %

Total costs and expenses

 

 

21,842

 

 

 

96

%

 

 

22,327

 

 

 

92

%

 

 

-2 %

Operating income

 

$

963

 

 

 

4

%

 

$

1,875

 

 

 

8

%

 

 

-49 %

 

Revenue:

 

Revenue decreased 6% to $22.8 million in the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared to $24.2 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. 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. Revenue from Professional Services decreased 3% for the six months to $14.8 million at October 31, 2017 compared to $15.2 million at October 31, 2016.

 

 

Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft. Aerospace Products revenue decreased 11% for the six months to $8.0 million at October 31, 2017 compared to $9.0 million at October 31, 2016. The decrease is primarily due to a decrease in aircraft modification revenue of $1.0 million.

 

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 2% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $21.8 million compared to $22.3 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. Costs and expenses were 96% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 92% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Costs of Professional Services increased 5% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $9.6 million compared to $9.2 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. Costs were 42% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 38% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Costs of Aerospace Products decreased by 11% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $5.8 million compared to $6.6 million for the six months ended October 31, 2016. Costs were 26% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 27% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Marketing and advertising expenses decreased by 13% in the six months ended October 31, 2017, to $1.8 million compared to $2.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. Expenses were 8% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 8% of total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016. 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, 2017, compared to 4% in the six months ended October 31, 2016. These expenses increased 2% to $935 in the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared to $914 in the six months ended October 31, 2016. 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 4% in the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared to 4% in the six months ended October 31, 2016. These expenses decreased 3% to $1.0 million in the six months ended October 31, 2017, from $1.0 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. 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, 2017 was $714 compared to $703 in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

General, administrative and other expenses as a percent of total revenue was 12% in the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared to 11% in the six months ended October 31, 2016. These expenses increased 4% to $2.7 million in the six months ended October 31, 2017, from $2.6 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Other income (expense):

 

Interest expense and other income were $167 in the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared with interest expense and other income of $242 in the six months ended October 31, 2016. Interest related to obligations of BHCMC, LLC was $83 in the six months ended October 31, 2017 compared to $109 in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

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, 2017 and October 31, 2016:

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Six

Months

Ended

October 31, 2017

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Six

Months

Ended

October 31, 2016

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Percent

Change

2016-2017

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot Hill Casino

 

$

14,543

 

 

 

98

%

 

$

14,956

 

 

 

98

%

 

 

-3

%

Management/Professional Services

 

 

238

 

 

 

2

%

 

 

250

 

 

 

2

%

 

 

-5

%

Revenue

 

 

14,781

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

15,206

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

-3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs of Professional Services

 

 

9,596

 

 

 

65

%

 

 

9,169

 

 

 

60

%

 

 

5

%

Expenses

 

 

4,617

 

 

 

31

%

 

 

5,086

 

 

 

34

%

 

 

-9

%

Total costs and expenses

 

 

14,213

 

 

 

96

%

 

 

14,255

 

 

 

94

%

 

 

0

%

Professional Services operating income before noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC

 

$

568

 

 

 

4

%

 

$

951

 

 

 

6

%

 

 

-40

%

 

 

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Six

Months

Ended

October 31, 2017

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Six

Months

Ended

October 31, 2016

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Percent

Change

2016-2017

 

Aerospace Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

8,024

 

 

 

100

%

 

$

8,996

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

-11

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs of Aerospace Products

 

 

5,833

 

 

 

73

%

 

 

6,569

 

 

 

73

%

 

 

-11

%

Expenses

 

 

1,796

 

 

 

22

%

 

 

1,503

 

 

 

17

%

 

 

19

%

Total costs and expenses

 

 

7,629

 

 

 

95

%

 

 

8,072

 

 

 

90

%

 

 

-5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerospace Products operating income

 

$

395

 

 

 

5

%

 

$

924

 

 

 

10

%

 

 

-57

%

 

 

Professional Services

 

 

Revenue from Professional Services decreased 3% for the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $14.8 million compared to $15.2 million for the six months ended October 31, 2016.

In the six months ended October 31, 2017
Boot Hill Casino received gross receipts for the State of Kansas of $19.3 million compared to $19.9 million for the six months ended October 31, 2016. Mandated fees, taxes and distributions reduced gross receipts by $6.5 million resulting in gaming revenue of $12.8 million for the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared to a reduction to gross receipts of $6.6 million resulting in gaming revenue of $13.3 million for the six months ended October 31, 2016.  Non-gaming revenue at Boot Hill Casino increased 6% to $1.7 million for the six months ended October 31, 2017, from $1.6 million for the six months ended October 31, 2016.

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 5% to $238 for the six months ended October 31, 2017
, compared to $250 for the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Costs of Professional Services increased 5% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $9.6 million compared to $9.2 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. Costs were 65% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 60% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Expenses decreased 9% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $4.6 million compared to $5.1 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. Expenses were 31% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 34% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Aerospace Products

 

 

Revenue decreased 11% to $8.0 million in the six months ended October 31, 2017, compared to $9.0 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016. The decrease is primarily due to a decrease in aircraft modification revenue of $1.0 million. 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 11% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $5.8 million compared to $6.6 million for the six months ended October 31, 2016.  Costs were 73% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 73% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Expenses increased 19% in the six months ended October 31, 2017 to $1.8 million compared to $1.5 million in the six months ended October 31, 2016.  Expenses were 22% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 17% of segment total revenue in the six months ended October 31, 2016.

 

SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2018 COMPARED TO SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2017

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Three

Months

Ended

October 31, 2017

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Three

Months

Ended

October 31, 2016

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Percent

Change

2016-2017

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Services

 

$

7,342

 

 

 

66

%

 

$

7,722

 

 

 

60

%

 

 

-5

%

Aerospace Products

 

 

3,814

 

 

 

34

%

 

 

5,091

 

 

 

40

%

 

 

-25

%

Total revenue

 

 

11,156

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

12,813

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

-13

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs of Professional Services

 

 

4,763

 

 

 

43

%

 

 

4,649

 

 

 

36

%

 

 

2

%

Cost of Aerospace Products

 

 

2,800

 

 

 

25

%

 

 

3,698

 

 

 

29

%

 

 

-24

%

Marketing and advertising

 

 

956

 

 

 

9

%

 

 

1,071

 

 

 

8

%

 

 

-11

%

Employee benefits

 

 

459

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

438

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

5

%

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

500

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

507

 

 

 

4

%

 

 

-1

%

General, administrative and other

 

 

1,361

 

 

 

12

%

 

 

1,286

 

 

 

10

%

 

 

6

%

Total costs and expenses

 

 

10,839

 

 

 

97

%

 

 

11,649

 

 

 

91

%

 

 

-7

%

Operating income (loss)

 

$

317

 

 

 

3

%

 

 

1,164

 

 

 

9

%

 

 

-73

%

 

Revenue:

 

Revenue decreased 13% to $11.2 million in the three months ended October 31, 2017, compared to $12.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. 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. Revenue from Professional Services decreased 5% for the three months to $7.3 million at October 31, 2017 compared to $7.7 million at October 31, 2016.

 

 

Aerospace Products derives its revenue by designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing, servicing and repairing products for classic and current production aircraft. Aerospace Products revenue decreased 25% for the three months to $3.8 million at October 31, 2017 compared to $5.1 million at October 31, 2016. The decrease is primarily due to a decrease in aircraft modification revenue of $1.2 million.

 

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 7% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $10.8 million compared to $11.6 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. Costs and expenses were 97% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 91% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Costs of Professional Services increased by 2% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $4.8 million compared to $4.6 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. Costs were 43% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 36% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Costs of Aerospace Products decreased by 24% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $2.8 million compared to $3.7 million for the three months ended October 31, 2016. Costs were 25% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 29% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Marketing and advertising expenses decreased by 11% in the three months ended October 31, 2017, to $1.0 million compared to $1.1 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. Expenses were 9% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 8% of total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016. 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, 2017, compared to 4% in the three months ended October 31, 2016. These expenses increased 5% to $459 in the three months ended October 31, 2017, from $438 in the three months ended October 31, 2016. 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 4% in the three months ended October 31, 2017, compared to 4% in the three months ended October 31, 2016. These expenses decreased 1% to $500 in the three months ended October 31, 2017, from $507 in the three months ended October 31, 2016. 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, 2017 was $364 compared to $356 in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

General, administrative and other expenses as a percent of total revenue was 12% in the three months ended October 31, 2017, compared to 10% in the three months ended October 31, 2016. These expenses increased 6% to $1.4 million in the three months ended October 31, 2017, from $1.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Other income (expense):

 

Interest Expense and other income were $81 in the three months ended October 31, 2017, compared with interest expense and other income of $105 in the three months ended October 31, 2016. Interest related to obligations of BHCMC, LLC was $40 in the three months ended October 31, 2017 compared to $53 in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

 

 

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, 2017 and October 31, 2016:

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Three

Months

Ended

October 31, 2017

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Three

Months

Ended

October 31, 2016

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Percent

Change

2016-2017

 

Professional Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot Hill Casino

 

$

7,231

 

 

 

98

%

 

$

7,624

 

 

 

99

%

 

 

-5

%

Management/Professional Services

 

 

111

 

 

 

2

%

 

 

98

 

 

 

1

%

 

 

13

%

Revenue

 

 

7,342

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

7,722

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

-5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs of Professional Services

 

 

4,763

 

 

 

65

%

 

 

4,649

 

 

 

60

%

 

 

2

%

Expenses

 

 

2,365

 

 

 

32

%

 

 

2,568

 

 

 

33

%

 

 

-8

%

Total costs and expenses

 

 

7,128

 

 

 

97

%

 

 

7,217

 

 

 

93

%

 

 

-1

%

Professional Services operating income before noncontrolling interest in BHCMC, LLC

 

$

214

 

 

 

3

%

 

$

505

 

 

 

7

%

 

 

-58

%

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Three

Months

Ended

October 31, 2017

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Three

Months

Ended

October 31, 2016

 

 

Percent

of Total

Revenue

 

 

Percent

Change

2016-2017

 

Aerospace Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

3,814

 

 

 

100

%

 

$

5,091

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

-25

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs of Aerospace Products

 

 

2,800

 

 

 

73

%

 

 

3,698

 

 

 

73

%

 

 

-24

%

Expenses

 

 

911

 

 

 

24

%

 

 

734

 

 

 

14

%

 

 

24

%

Total costs and expenses

 

 

3,711

 

 

 

97

%

 

 

4,432

 

 

 

87

%

 

 

-16

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerospace Products operating income

 

$

103

 

 

 

3

%

 

$

659

 

 

 

13

%

 

 

-84

%

 

Professional Services

 

 

Revenue from Professional Services decreased 5% for the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $7.3 million compared to $7.7 million for the three months ended October 31, 2016.

In the three months ended October 31, 2017
Boot Hill Casino received gross receipts for the State of Kansas of $9.6 million compared to $10.1 million for the three months ended October 31, 2016. 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, 2017, compared to a reduction to gross receipts of $3.3 million resulting in gaming revenue of $6.8 million for the three months ended October 31, 2016.  Non-gaming revenue at Boot Hill Casino increased to $871 for the three months ended October 31, 2017, compared to $841 for the three months ended October 31, 2016.

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 13% to $111 for the three months ended October 31, 2017
, compared to $98 for the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Costs of Professional Services increased 2% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $4.8 million compared to $4.6 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. Costs were 65% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 60% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Expenses decreased 8% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $2.4 million compared to $2.6 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. Expenses were 32% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 33% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Aerospace Products

 

 

Revenue decreased 25% to $3.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2017, compared to $5.1 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. The decrease is primarily due to a decrease in aircraft modification revenue of $1.0 million. 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 24% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $2.8 million compared to $3.7 million for the three months ended October 31, 2016.  Costs were 73% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 73% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

 

Expenses increased 24% in the three months ended October 31, 2017 to $911 compared to $734 in the three months ended October 31, 2016.  Expenses were 24% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to 14% of segment total revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

Employees

 

Other than persons employed by our gaming subsidiaries there were 88 full time and 3 part time employees on October 31, 2017, compared to 83 full time and 2 part time employees on October 31, 2016. As of December 8, 2017, staffing is 88 full time and 3 part time employees. Our staffing at Boot Hill Casino & Resort on October 31, 2017 was 168 full time and 82 part time employees compared to 182 full time and 65 part time employees on October 31, 2016. At December 8, 2017 there are 173 full time and 72 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 fiscal 2018 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 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. 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.

 

Analysis and Discussion of Cash Flow

 

During the six months ended October 31, 2017 our cash position decreased by $997. Net income was $615 for the six months ended October 31, 2017. Cash flows provided by operating activities was $1.4 million for the six months ended October 31, 2017. For the six months ended October 31, 2017, non-cash activities consisting of depreciation and amortization provided $1.8 million. Customer deposits decreased our cash position by $524 while inventories decreased our cash position by $540. Accounts receivable increased our cash position by $1.2 million. Gaming facility mandated payments decreased our cash position by $67. Prepaid expenses and other assets decreased our cash by $57. A decrease in accounts payable and a decrease in accrued expenses and other current liabilities decreased our cash by an additional $1.1 million.

 

Cash used in investing activities was $1.2 million for the six months ended October 31, 2017. We invested $65 in building additions, $410 to purchase equipment, $351 in furniture and fixtures and $363 to develop and enhance STCs.

 

Cash used in financing activities was $1.2 million for the six months ended October 31, 2017. We made repayments on our debt of $1.2 million and increased promissory notes by $347.  We made a distribution to our non-controlling member of $360, and purchased company common stock of $3 and placed such stock in treasury.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates:

 

We discuss our critical accounting policies and estimates in Item 7, “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2017 filed with the SEC on July 21, 2017. We have made no significant change in our critical accounting policies since April 30, 2017.

 

Changing Prices and Inflation

 

We have experienced upward pressure from inflation in fiscal year 2018. From fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2018 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 2018 and 2019.

 

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, 2017. 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, 2017.

 

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, 2017 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 October 31, 2017, 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, 2017.

 

 

Item 2.

 

UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

The table below provides information with respect to common stock purchases by the Company during the second fiscal quarter of 2018.

Period

Total Number of Shares Purchased (a)

Average Price Paid per Share

Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (b)

Approximate Dollar Value of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (b)

August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

-

$ -

-

$                             468,000

 

September 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017

-

$ -

-

$                             468,000

 

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

8,607

$   0.30

8,607

$                             465,000

 

Total

8,607

$   0.30

8,607

   
   

(a) As announced on December 20, 2016, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of shares of Butler National common stock in the open market or otherwise, at an aggregate purchase price of $500,000. The timing and amount of any share repurchases will be determined by Buter National's management based on market conditions and other factors. The program is currently authorized through May 1, 2018.

 
       

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.

 

 

4.1

 

Rights Agreement, dated August 2, 2011, by and between Butler National Corporation and UMB Bank, N.A., as Rights Agent, which includes the form of Certificate of Designations, setting forth the terms of the Series C Participating Preferred Stock, par value $5.00 per share, as Exhibit A, the form of Right Certificate as Exhibit B and the summary of the rights as Exhibit C.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

99.1

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, 2017.

     
 

99.2

Investor Presentation for the 2017Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Butler National Corporation, which is incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 7, 2017.

     

 

101

The following financial information from the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2017, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) includes: (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016 and six months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, 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, 2017

/s/ Clark D. Stewart

Date

Clark D. Stewart

 

(President and Chief Executive Officer)

 

 

December 15, 2017

/s/ Tad M. McMahon

Date

Tad M. McMahon

 

(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.

 

 

4.1

Rights Agreement, dated August 2, 2011, by and between Butler National Corporation and UMB Bank, N.A., as Rights Agent, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of our 10-Q filed on December 13, 2016

   

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.

 

 

99.1

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, 2017.

 

 

99.2

Investor Presentation for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Butler National Corporation, which is incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 7, 2017.

   

101

The following financial information from the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2017, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) includes: (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016 and six months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, and (iv) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, with detail tagging.