10-Q 1 f10q.htm FORM 10-Q

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


 

 

 

FORM 10-Q


[X]

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


For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017


[  ]

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


Commission File Number 1-7233


STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  YES [X]     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 [X]     NO [  ]


DELAWARE

 

 

 

31-0596149

(State of incorporation)

 

 

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


11 KEEWAYDIN DRIVE, SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

03079

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)


(603) 893-9701

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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


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Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES [  ]     NO [X]


The number of shares of Registrant's Common Stock outstanding on April 27, 2017 was 12,745,002.



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STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

INDEX

Page No.

PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Item 1.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of

March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016

2

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the

Three and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

3

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the

Three and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

4

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the

Nine Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

5

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

6

Item 2.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and

Results of Operations

23

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

32

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

36

PART II.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Item 1a.

Risk Factors

37

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

37

Item 6.

Exhibits

38




PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

March 31, 2017

June 30,

2016

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

87,953

 

$

    121,988

Accounts receivable, net of reserve of

 

 

 

 

 

 

$2,092 and $2,119 at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016

 

 

113,894

 

 

   103,974

Inventories

 

 

119,384

 

 

   105,402

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

8,284

 

 

       4,784

Income taxes receivable

 

 

4,027

 

 

     1,325

Deferred tax asset

 

 

15,136

 

 

     16,013

Assets held for sale

 

 

                -   

 

 

        2,363

Total current assets

 

 

348,678

 

 

   355,849

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

 

     125,670

 

 

    106,686

Intangible assets, net

 

 

108,373

 

 

      40,412

Goodwill

 

 

   237,751  

 

 

   157,354

Deferred tax asset

 

 

        2,089

 

 

    11,361

Other non-current assets

 

 

25,415

 

 

     18,795

Total non-current assets

 

 

499,298

 

 

    334,608

Total assets

 

$

    847,976

 

$

   690,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

     74,077

 

$

     77,099

Accrued liabilities

 

 

      53,125

 

 

      50,785

Income taxes payable

 

 

        6,256

 

 

        4,695

Liabilities held for sale

 

 

            -

 

 

       1,528

Total current liabilities

 

 

    133,458

 

 

   134,107

Long-term debt

 

 

   215,388

 

 

      92,114

Accrued pension and other non-current liabilities

 

 

     110,918

 

 

     94,277

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

    326,306

 

 

    186,391

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $1.50 per share, 60,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

shares authorized, 27,984,278 issued, 12,663,648 and

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,674,458 outstanding at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016

 

 

      41,976

 

 

     41,976

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

     56,178

 

 

     52,374

Retained earnings

 

 

    703,918

 

 

   678,002

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(123,455)

 

 

(117,975)

Treasury shares: 15,320,630 shares at March 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

and 15,309,820 shares at June 30, 2016

 

 

 (290,405)

 

 

  (284,418)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

    388,212

 

 

   369,959                           

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

847,976

 

$

690,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 





STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Net sales

 

$

184,715

 

$

177,465

 

$

538,169

 

$

 557,811

Cost of sales

 

 

123,367

 

 

118,827

 

 

 358,152

 

 

 372,386

     Gross profit

 

 

61,348

 

 

  58,638

 

 

180,017

 

 

185,425

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

 

 

 43,472

 

 

   41,087

 

 

125,578

 

 

125,713

Acquisition related costs

 

 

5,422

 

 

         -

 

 

6,925

 

 

           -

Restructuring costs

 

 

    1,019

 

 

        391    

 

 

3,077

 

 

     3,387

     Total operating expenses

 

 

49,913

 

 

  41,478

 

 

135,580

 

 

129,100

Income from operations

 

 

11,435

 

 

   17,160

 

 

  44,437

 

 

  56,325

Interest expense

 

 

     (953)

 

 

  (807)

 

 

(2,499)

 

 

 (2,182)

Other non-operating income (expense), net

 

 

      52

 

 

     (115)

 

 

       819

 

 

      369

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

10,534

 

 

 16,238

 

 

 42,757

 

 

 54,512

Provision for income taxes

 

 

2,890

 

 

    4,667

 

 

10,904

 

 

  14,354

Income from continuing operations

 

 

7,644

 

 

 11,571

 

 

31,853

 

 

  40,158

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of

    income taxes

 

           1

 

 

 (55)

 

 


    (43)

 

 


    (290)

Net income

 

$

7,645

 

$

 11,516

 

$

31,810

 

$

   39,868

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Continuing operations

 

$

     0.60

 

$

     0.91

 

$

      2.51

 

$

      3.17

      Discontinued operations

 

 

          -   

 

 

          -   

 

 

          -   

 

 

   (0.02)

           Total

 

$

0.60

 

$

     0.91

 

$

     2.51

 

$

     3.15

Diluted earnings (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Continuing operations

 

$

     0.60

 

$

     0.91

 

$

     2.50

 

$

     3.14

      Discontinued operations

 

 

          -   

 

 

          -   

 

 

          -   

 

 

    (0.02)

           Total

 

$

0.60

 

$

     0.91

 

$

     2.50

 

$

     3.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends per share

 

$

     0.16

 

$

     0.14

 

$

      0.46

 

$

      0.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

(In thousands)

2017

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

Net income (loss)

$

7,645

 

$

11,516

 

$

31,810

 

$

39,868

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Defined benefit pension plans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Actuarial gains (losses) and other changes in

          unrecognized costs

 $


(128)

 

 $


94

 

 $


503

 

 $


651

      Amortization of unrecognized costs

 

1,427

 

 

1,188

 

 

4,294

 

 

3,590

   Derivative instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Change in unrealized gains and (losses)

 

(3,445)

 

 

(963)

 

 

(2,891)

 

 

(1,007)

      Amortization of unrealized gains and into

          interest expense

 


80

 

 


247

 

 


384

 

 


474

   Foreign currency translation gains (losses)

 

4,498

 

 

5,159

 

 

(7,109)

 

 

(5,760)

Other comprehensive income (loss) before tax

$

2,432

 

$

5,725

 

$

(4,819)

 

$

(2,052)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax provision (benefit):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Defined benefit pension plans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Actuarial gains (losses) and other changes in

          unrecognized costs

 $


29

 

 $


(4)

 

 $


(105)

 

 $


(119)

      Amortization of unrecognized costs

 

(503)

 

 

(420)

 

 

(1,511)

 

 

(1,265)

   Derivative instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Change in unrealized gains and (losses)

 

1,311

 

 

368

 

 

1,100

 

 

384

      Amortization of unrealized gains and (losses) into

         interest expense

 


(30)

 

 


(95)

 

 


(146)

 

 


(181)

Income tax provision (benefit) to other comprehensive

         income (loss)

 $


807

 

 $


(151)

 

 $


(662)

 

 $


(1,181)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

3,239

 

 

5,574

 

 

(5,481)

 

 

(3,233)

Comprehensive income

$

10,884

 

$

17,090

 

$

26,329

 

$

36,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

(In thousands)

 

2017

 

2016

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

        31,810

 

$

        39,868

Loss from discontinued operations

 

 

               (43)

 

 

             (290)

Income from continuing operations

 

 

        31,853

 

 

        40,158

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

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

          13,824

 

 

        13,317

Stock-based compensation

 

 

          3,915

 

 

         3,777

Non-cash portion of restructuring charge

 

 

               227

 

 

         1,512

Excess tax benefit from share-based payment activity

 

 

         (593)

 

 

          (795)

Contributions to defined benefit plans

 

 

          (962)

 

 

         (963)

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

(17,381)

 

 

   (9,710)

Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

        30,883

 

 

       47,296

Net cash used in operating activities - discontinued operations

          (458)

 

 

         (748)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

       30,425

 

 

       46,548

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment

 

 

       (17,824)

 

 

     (13,264)

Expenditures for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

       (153,815)

 

 

     (13,700)

Proceeds from sales of real estate and equipment

 

 

129

 

 

             259

Disposition of a business

 

 

             534

 

 

          -

Other investing activity

 

 

(376)

 

 

          (417)

Net cash used in investing activities - continuing operations

 

 

       (171,352)

 

 

     (27,122)

Net cash provided by investing activities - discontinued operations

 

-  

 

 

2,803

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

       (171,352)

 

 

     (24,319)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings on revolving credit facility

 

 

        250,000

 

 

        58,000

Payments of revolving credit facility

 

 

       (127,000)

 

 

     (54,000)

Activity under share-based payment plans

 

 

             715

 

 

           816

Excess tax benefit from share-based payment activity

 

 

             593

 

 

    795

Purchases of treasury stock

 

 

         (7,406)

 

 

      (3,167)

Cash dividends paid

 

 

         (5,826)

 

 

      (5,071)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

        111,076

 

 

      (2,627)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

         (4,184)

 

 

       (2,329)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

       (34,035)

 

 

       17,273

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

 

      121,988

 

 

  96,128

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

      87,953

 

$

     113,401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the year for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

2,010

 

$

          1,755

Income taxes, net of refunds

 

$

10,400

 

$

        18,242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 



STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


1)

Management Statement


In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of operations for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, the cash flows for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 and the financial position of Standex International Corporation (“Standex”, the “Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”), at March 31, 2017.  The interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year.  The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes do not contain information which would substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in the audited annual consolidated financial statements and notes for the year ended June 30, 2016.  The condensed consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2016 was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The financial statements contained herein should be read in conjunction with the Annual Report on Form 10-K and in particular the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2016.  Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.  Unless otherwise noted, references to years are to the Company’s fiscal years.

There have been no significant changes in our reported financial position, results of operations, cash flows or to our critical accounting policies that were disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 that have had a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements or notes herein.

The Company considers events or transactions that occur after the balance sheet date but before the financial statements are issued to provide additional evidence relative to certain estimates or to identify matters that require additional disclosure.  We evaluated subsequent events through the date and time our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were issued.


RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS


In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or the FASB, issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, its final standard on revenue from contracts with customers. ASU 2014-09 outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance.  The core principle of the revenue model is that an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In applying the revenue model to contracts within its scope, an entity identifies the contract(s) with a customer, identifies the performance obligations in the contract, determines the transaction price, allocates the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract, and recognizes revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. ASU 2014-09 applies to all contracts with customers that are within the scope of other topics in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification.  ASU 2014-09 also requires significantly expanded disclosures about revenue recognition.  This guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period.  The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of the adoption of ASU 2014-09 on its consolidated financial statements.


In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740), Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, to simplify the presentation of deferred income taxes.  Under the new standard, both deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets are required to be classified as non-current on the consolidated balance sheet. ASU 2015-17 will become effective for fiscal years, and the interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016 with early adoption permitted.  The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of the adoption of ASU 2015-17 on its consolidated financial statements.


In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases.  The new standard establishes a right-of-use (ROU) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than twelve months.  Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement.  The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years.  A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available.  The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-02 on its consolidated financial statements.


In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Compensation–Stock Compensation (Topic 718).  The new standard simplifies several aspects of the accounting for employee share-based payment transactions, including the accounting for income taxes, forfeitures, and statutory tax withholding requirements, as well as classification in the statement of cash flows.  Under this guidance, a company recognizes all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies as income tax expense or benefit in the income statement.  This change eliminates the notion of the additional paid-in capital pool and reduces the complexity in accounting for excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies.  The new standard is effective for public companies for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those annual reporting periods, however, early adoption is allowed.  The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-09 on its consolidated financial statements.


In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments (a consensus of the emerging issues take force).  This standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017.  The standard requires a retrospective application and early adoption is acceptable.  The Company is continuing to evaluate the impact of adopting ASU 2016-15 on its consolidated financial statements.


2)

Acquisitions


Each of the Company’s recent acquisitions are strategically significant to the future growth prospects of the Company.  The Company evaluated the significance of each acquisition on a standalone basis and in aggregate, considering both qualitative and quantitative factors.


OKI Sensor Device Corporation


During the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares of OKI Sensor Device Corporation from OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd.  Located in Kofu City, Japan, OKI Sensor Device Corporation is the world’s leading designer and supplier of magnetic reed switches.  Now named Standex Electronics Japan Corporation (“Standex Electronics Japan”), the acquisition enhances the Company’s access to important Asian markets and enables the Company to offer a world class suite of reed switches and related magnetic solutions while continuing to serve Standex Electronics Japan’s diverse distribution channels.  Standex Electronics Japan reports within our Electronics segment.  


The Company paid $129.2 million in cash, net of cash acquired, for 100% of the outstanding stock of Standex Electronics Japan. While the final purchase price is subject to cash and net working capital adjustments that have not yet been finalized, no such adjustment is anticipated.  The preliminary purchase price was allocated to the net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values on the closing date.  Goodwill recorded from this transaction is attributable to potential revenue increases from enhanced access to our Asian markets and synergies created from the vertical integration with a key supplier.  


Intangible assets of $53.8 million have been preliminarily recorded, consisting of $50.1 million of developed technology which is expected to be amortized over a period of twenty years, $3.6 million of customer relationships which are expected to be amortized over a period of fifteen years, and $0.1 million of product order backlog which is expected to be amortized during the current fiscal year.  The goodwill of $76.0 million created by the transaction is not deductible for income tax purposes.


The components of the fair value of the Standex Electronics Japan acquisition, including the preliminary allocation of the purchase price at March 31, 2017, are as follows (in thousands):



 

 

Preliminary Allocation

Fair value of business combination:

 

 

 

 

Cash payments

 

$

137,676

 

Less: cash acquired

 

 

   (8,521)

 

Total

 

$

129,155

 

Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed:

 

 

 

 

 Other acquired assets

 

$

12,497

 

Inventories

 

 

7,387

 

Property, plant, and equipment

 

 

12,703

 

Identifiable intangible assets

 

 

53,800

 

Goodwill

 

 

75,985

 

Liabilities assumed

 

 

 (10,811)

 

Deferred taxes

 

 

 (22,406)

 

Total

 

$

129,155

 

 

 

 

 

 


The initial allocation of the purchase price is based upon a preliminary valuation, and accordingly, our estimates and assumptions are subject to change as we obtain additional information during the measurement period and complete the valuation of intangible assets.  The Company anticipates finalizing the purchase price allocation during the current calendar year.


The following table reflects the unaudited pro forma operating results of the Company for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 and the three and nine months ended March 31, 2016, which give effect to the acquisition of Standex Electronics Japan as if it had occurred on July 1, 2016.  The pro forma information combines the historical financial results of the Company and Standex Electronics Japan. The pro forma results are not necessarily indicative of the operating results that would have occurred had the acquisition been effective July 1, 2016, nor are they intended to be indicative of results that may occur in the future.  The pro forma information does not include the effects of any synergies related to the Standex Electronics Japan acquisition, transactions between the entities prior to acquisition, or the pre-acquisition impact of other businesses acquired by the Company during this period as they were not material to the Company’s historical results of operations.


 

(Unaudited Pro Forma)

(Unaudited Pro Forma)

 

Three Months ended 
 March 31,

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

In thousands

2017

 

2016

2017

 

2016

Net Sales

$

200,423

 

 

$

189,416

 

$

587,496

 

 

$

600,780

Net Income

$

12,929

 

 

$

15,388

 

$

41,060

 

 

$

48,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.02

 

 

$

1.21

 

$

3.24

 

 

$

3.82

Diluted

$

1.01

 

 

$

1.21

 

$

3.22

 

 

$

3.80

 

Pro forma earnings during the three months ended March 31, 2017 were adjusted to include expense of $0.6 million for amortization of intangible assets recognized at fair value, depreciation expense of $0.4 million for the fair value adjustment of the acquired fixed assets, and $0.3 million of interest expense associated with incremental borrowings under the Company’s Credit Facility.  Pro forma earnings were also adjusted to exclude non-recurring acquisition-related costs of $3.1 million.


Pro forma earnings during the three months ended March 31, 2016 were adjusted to include expense of $0.6 million for amortization of intangible assets recognized at fair value, depreciation expense of $0.4 million for the fair value adjustment of the acquired fixed assets, and $0.3 million of interest expense associated with incremental borrowings under the Company’s Credit Facility.


Pro forma earnings during the nine months ended March 31, 2017 were adjusted to include expense of $1.8 million for amortization of intangible assets recognized at fair value, depreciation expense of $1.1 million for the fair value adjustment of the acquired fixed assets, and $0.8 million of interest expense associated with incremental borrowings under the Company’s Credit Facility.  Pro forma earnings were also adjusted to exclude non-recurring acquisition-related costs of $3.6 million.


Pro forma earnings during the nine months ended March 31, 2016 were adjusted to include expense of $1.8 million for amortization of intangible assets recognized at fair value, depreciation expense of $1.1 million for the fair value adjustment of the acquired fixed assets, and $0.8 million of interest expense associated with incremental borrowings under the Company’s Credit Facility.  



Horizon Scientific


During the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, the Company acquired Horizon Scientific, a supplier of laboratory refrigerators and freezers, as well as cryogenic equipment for the scientific, bio-medical and pharmaceutical markets.  We believe the acquisition of Horizon Scientific enhances Standex’s penetration of the refrigeration markets in the growing scientific sector.  We have included the operating results of Horizon Scientific in our Food Service Equipment segment in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


The Company paid $24.7 million in cash, net of cash acquired, for 100% of the outstanding stock of Horizon Scientific.  The final purchase price is subject to cash and net working capital adjustments that have not yet been finalized along with deferred consideration of up to $8.4 million.  The preliminary purchase price was allocated to the net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values on the closing date.  Goodwill recorded from this transaction is attributable to potential revenue increases from synergies with our existing customer base and channel partners.


Intangible assets of $17.6 million have been preliminarily recorded, consisting of $16.1 million of customer relationships which are expected to be amortized over a period of fifteen years, $1.2 million of trademarks which are indefinite lived, and $0.3 million of product order backlog which is expected to be amortized during the current fiscal year.  The goodwill of $5.5 million created by the transaction is not deductible for income tax purposes.




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The components of the fair value of the Horizon Scientific acquisition, including the preliminary allocation of the purchase price at March 31, 2017, are as follows (in thousands):




 

 

Preliminary Allocation

Fair value of business combination:

 

 

 

 

Cash payments

 

$

26,457

 

Less: cash acquired

 

 

   (1,797)

 

Total

 

$

 24,660

 

Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed:

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

$

   4,863

 

Inventories

 

 

4,470

 

Property, plant, and equipment

 

 

1,616

 

Identifiable intangible assets

 

 

17,550

 

Goodwill

 

 

5,452

 

Liabilities assumed

 

 

 (2,374)

 

Deferred taxes

 

 

 (6,917)

 

Total

 

$

24,660

 

 

 

 

 

 



Transaction costs associated with this acquisition were immaterial.  All transaction costs have been recorded as general and administrative expense for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017.


The initial allocation of the purchase price is based upon a preliminary valuation, and accordingly, our estimates and assumptions are subject to change as we obtain additional information during the measurement period and complete the valuation of intangible assets.  The Company anticipates finalizing the purchase price allocation during the current fiscal year.



Northlake


During the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Company acquired Northlake, a Wisconsin-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of high reliability electromagnetic products and solutions serving the North America power distribution and medical equipment markets.  Northlake reports within our Electronics segment.


The Company paid $13.7 million in cash for 100% of the outstanding stock of Northlake and has recorded intangible assets of $6.8 million, consisting of $4.1 million of customer relationships which primarily are expected to be amortized over a period of twelve and half years, $2.4 million of trademarks which are indefinite-lived and $0.3 million of non-compete which are expected to amortized over a period of five years.  Acquired goodwill of $5.1 million is deductible for income tax purposes.  The Company finalized the purchase price allocation during the quarter ending June 30, 2016.




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The components of the fair value of the Northlake acquisition, including the allocation of the purchase price is as follows (in thousands):



 

Final

Fair value of business combination:

 

 

Cash payments

$

 14,015

Less: cash acquired

 

   (315)

Total

$

 13,700

Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed:

 

 

Current assets

$

2,810

Property, plant, and equipment

 

1,407

Identifiable intangible assets

 

6,824

Goodwill

 

5,121

Other non-current assets

 

158

Liabilities assumed

 

(2,620)

Total

$

13,700

 

 

 


Acquisition-Related Costs


Acquisition-related costs include costs related to acquired businesses and other pending acquisitions.  These costs consist of (i) deferred compensation and (ii) acquisition-related professional service fees and expenses, including financial advisory, legal, accounting, and other outside services incurred in connection with acquisition activities, and regulatory matters related to acquired entities.  These costs do not include purchase accounting expenses, which we define as acquired backlog and the step-up of inventory to fair value, or the amortization of the acquired intangible assets.


Deferred compensation costs relate to payments due to the Horizon Scientific seller of $2.8 million on the second anniversary and $5.6 million on the third anniversary of the closing date of the purchase.  For the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017, we recorded deferred compensation costs of $0.7 million and $1.4 million, respectively for estimated deferred compensation earned by the Horizon Scientific seller to date.  The payments are contingent on the seller remaining an employee of the Company with limited exceptions at each anniversary date.


Acquisition related expenses of $4.7 million consisted of $2.8 million of investment banker fees for services provided in connection with the Standex Electronics Japan transaction and $1.9 million for third party due diligence expenses also related to the Standex Electronics Japan acquisition.


The components of acquisition-related costs, net are as follows (dollars in thousands):


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Deferred compensation arrangements

 

$

              703   

 

$

              -   

 

$

1,405   

 

$

             -   

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

4,719

 

 

             -   

 

 

5,520

 

 

             -   

Total

$

5,422

 

$

-

          

$

6,925

 

$

-




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3)

Discontinued Operations


In pursuing our business strategy, we have divested certain businesses and recorded activities of these businesses as discontinued operations.


Discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 are as follows (in thousands):


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Net sales

 

$

              -   

 

$

              -   

 

$

             -   

 

$

             -   

Pre-tax earnings

 

 

        (8)

 

 

        (95)

 

 

(57)

 

 

        (437)

(Provision) benefit for taxes

 

 

            9

 

 

            40

 

 

          14

 

 

          147

Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

$

            1

 

$

         (55)

          

$

        (43)

 

$

     (290)


On March 30, 2012, Air Distribution Products Group, (“ADP”) was sold to a private equity buyer for consideration of $16.1 million consisting of $13.1 million in cash and a $3.0 million promissory note from the buyer.  The note was secured by a mortgage on the ADP real estate sold in the transaction in Detroit Lakes, MN, Medina, NY, and Powder Springs, GA.  During the first quarter 2016, the private equity buyer of ADP sold one of the facilities securing the note.  The Company released all mortgages on the properties and accepted an advanced payment of $2.8 million during October 2015 in order to reduce repayment risk and settle all obligations under the note.  The Company recorded a $0.2 million loss in discontinued operations during the first quarter 2016 related to this transaction.


Assets and liabilities related to discontinued operations appear in our Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows (in thousands):


 

 

 

March  31,

      2017

 

 

June 30,

2016

Other non-current assets

 

 

                14

 

 

         14

Accrued expenses

 

 

920

 

 

              1,204

Accrued pension and other non-current liabilities

 

 

              -    

 

 

              55


4)

Fair Value Measurements


The financial instruments shown below are presented at fair value. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  Where available, fair value is based on observable market prices or parameters or derived from such prices or parameters.  Where observable prices or inputs are not available, valuation models may be applied.

Assets and liabilities recorded at fair value in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets are categorized based upon the level of judgment associated with the inputs used to measure their fair values.  Hierarchical levels directly related to the amount of subjectivity associated with the inputs to fair valuation of these assets and liabilities and the methodologies used in valuation are as follows:

Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities. The Company’s deferred compensation plan assets consist of shares in various mutual funds (for the deferred compensation plan, investments are participant-directed) which invest in a broad portfolio of debt and equity securities.  These assets are valued based on publicly quoted market prices for the funds’ shares as of the balance sheet dates.



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Level 2 – Inputs, other than quoted prices in an active market, that are observable either directly or indirectly through correlation with market data.  For foreign exchange forward contracts and interest rate swaps, the Company values the instruments based on the market price of instruments with similar terms, which are based on spot and forward rates as of the balance sheet dates.  The Company has considered the creditworthiness of counterparties in valuing all assets and liabilities.

Level 3 – Unobservable inputs based upon the Company’s best estimate of what market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.


There were no transfers of assets or liabilities between level 1 and level 2 of the fair value measurement hierarchy at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016.  The Company’s policy is to recognize transfers between levels as of the date they occur.


Cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and accounts payable are carried at cost, which approximates fair value.  Items presented at fair value at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016 consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

 

Total

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts

 

$

        2,147

 

$

           -   

 

$

2,147

 

$

            -   

Interest rate swaps

 

 

131

 

 

           -   

 

 

    131

 

 

           -   

Contingent acquisition payments (a)

 

 

1,406   

 

 

           -   

 

 

           -   

 

 

1,406   


 

 

June 30, 2016

 

 

Total

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities - deferred compensation plan

 

$

     2,333

 

$

     2,333

 

$

            -   

 

$

          -   

Foreign exchange contracts

 

 

        11

 

 

           -   

 

 

11

 

 

           -   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts

 

$

    94

 

$

           -   

 

$

94

 

$

           -   

Interest rate swaps

 

 

1,038

 

 

          -   

 

 

1,038

 

 

           -   



(a)  The fair value of our contingent consideration arrangement is determined based on our evaluation as to the probability and amount of any deferred compensation that has been earned to date.


Our financial liabilities based upon Level 3 inputs include a contingent consideration arrangement relating to our acquisition of Horizon Scientific.  We are contractually obligated to pay contingent consideration payments based on the criteria of continued employment of the seller on the second and third anniversary of the closing date of the acquisition.  We will update our assumptions each reporting period based on new developments and record such amounts at fair value based on the revised assumptions until the consideration is paid.


Contingent acquisition payment liabilities are scheduled to be paid in periods through fiscal year 2020.  As of March 31, 2017, we could be required to pay up to $8.4 million for contingent consideration arrangements if specific criteria are achieved.  We have determined the fair value of the liabilities for the contingent consideration based on a probability-weighted discounted cash flow analysis.  This fair value measurement is based on significant inputs not observable in the market and thus represents a Level 3 measurement within the fair value hierarchy.  The fair value of the contingent consideration liability associated with future payments was based on several factors, the most significant of which are continued employment of the seller and the risk-adjusted discount rate for the fair value measurement.  As of March 31, 2017, neither the amount recognized for the contingent consideration arrangement, nor the range of outcomes or the assumptions used to develop the estimate had changed.



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5)  

Inventories


Inventories are comprised of the following (in thousands):


 

 

March 31,

2017

 

June 30,

2016

Raw materials

 

$

50,142

 

$

     46,616

Work in process

 

 

31,134

 

 

           26,541

Finished goods

 

 

       38,108

 

 

           32,245

Total

 

$

     119,384

 

$

         105,402


Distribution costs associated with the sale of inventory, which are recorded as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, were $9.9 million and $14.5 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017, respectively and $4.6 million and $15.2 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2016, respectively.


6)

Goodwill


Changes to goodwill during the period ended March 31, 2017 were as follows (in thousands):


 


June 30, 2016

 


Acquisition

 

Translation Adjustment

 

March 31, 2017

Food Service Equipment

$

             56,804

 

$

5,452   

 

$

                -   

 

$

62,256

Engraving

 

             19,935

 

 

                -   

 

 

          (59)

 

 

             19,876

Engineering Technologies

 

             44,321

 

 

                -   

 

 

         (534)

 

 

             43,787

Electronics

 

             33,235

 

 

75,985

 

 

       (447)

 

 

108,773

Hydraulics

 

               3,059

 

 

                -   

 

 

                -   

 

 

               3,059

Total

$

           157,354

 

$

81,437

 

$

       (1,040)

 

$

           237,751


7)

Intangible Assets


Intangible assets consist of the following (in thousands):


 

 

Customer Relationships

 


Trademarks

 

Acquired Technology

 

 

Other

 


Total

March 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

 

$

65,518

 

$

18,366

 

$

50,324

 

$

4,370

 

$

138,578

Accumulated amortization

 

 

 (27,339)

 

 

-   

 

 

            -

 

 

 (2,866)

 

 

 (30,205)

Balance, March 31, 2017

 

$

38,179

 

$

18,366

 

$

50,324

 

$

1,504

 

$

108,373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

 

$

46,297

 

$

        17,263

 

$

                -   

 

$

     4,471

 

$

   68,031

Accumulated amortization

 

 

        (24,892)

 

 

                -   

 

 

                -   

 

 

    (2,727)

 

 

 (27,619)

Balance, June 30, 2016

 

$

           21,405

 

$

         17,263

 

$

                -   

 

$

     1,744

 

$

  40,412


Amortization expense for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 was $1.1 million and $3.1 million, respectively.  Amortization expense for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2016 was $1.0 million and $2.6 million, respectively.  At March 31, 2017, amortization expense of current intangible assets is estimated to be $2.0 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2017, $8.4 million in 2018, $8.4 million in 2019, $7.9 million in 2020, $7.4 million in 2021 and $56.1 million thereafter.



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8)

Warranties


The expected cost associated with warranty obligations on our products is recorded as a component of cost of sales when the revenue is recognized.  The Company’s estimate of warranty cost is based on contract terms and historical warranty loss experience that is periodically adjusted for recent actual experience.  Since warranty estimates are forecasts based on the best available information, claims costs may differ from amounts provided.  Adjustments to initial obligations for warranties are made as changes in the obligations become reasonably estimable.


The changes in warranty reserve, which are recorded as a component of accrued liabilities, as of March 31, 2017 and year ended June 30, 2016, were as follows (in thousands):


 

March 31, 2017

 

June 30, 2016

Balance at beginning of year

$

9,085

 

$

                7,436

Acquisitions and other

 

295  

 

 

                  (5)

Warranty expense

 

6,817

 

 

        13,503

Warranty claims

 

                  (6,460)

 

 

       (11,849)

Balance at end of period

$

9,737

 

$

               9,085


9)

Debt


Long-term debt is comprised of the following (in thousands):


 

March 31, 2017

 

June 30, 2016

Bank credit agreements

$

216,000

 

$

      93,000

Other

 

12

 

 

            18

      Total funded debt

 

216,012

 

 

      93,018

Issuance Cost

 

 (624)

 

 

        (904)

      Total long-term debt

$

215,388

 

$

     92,114


The Company’s debt payments are due as follows (in thousands):


Fiscal Year

 

March 31, 2017

2017

 

$

6

2018

 

 

6

2019

 

 

 -

2020

 

 

216,000                    

2021

 

 

-

Thereafter

 

 

-

     Funded Debt

 

 

216,012

Issuance cost

 

 

(624)

Debt net of issuance cost

 

$

215,388


Bank Credit Agreements


During fiscal year 2015, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Credit Facility”, or “facility”).  This five-year Credit Facility expires in December 2019 and has a borrowing limit of $400 million, which can be increased by an amount of up to $100 million, in accordance with specified conditions contained in the agreement.  The facility also includes a $10 million sublimit for swing line loans and a $30 million sublimit for letters of credit.




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At March 31, 2017, the Company had standby letters of credit outstanding, primarily for insurance purposes, of $8.4 million and had the ability to borrow $176.2 million based on the trailing twelve months EBITDA per the credit agreement.  At March 31, 2017, the carrying value of the current borrowings under the facility approximates fair value.


10)

Derivative Financial Instruments


Interest Rate Swaps


From time to time as dictated by market opportunities, the Company enters into interest rate swap agreements designed to manage exposure to interest rates on the Company’s variable rate indebtedness.  The Company recognizes all derivatives on its balance sheet at fair value.  The Company has designated its interest rate swap agreements, including those that are forward-dated, as cash flow hedges, and changes in the fair value of the swaps are recognized in other comprehensive income until the hedged items are recognized in earnings.  Hedge ineffectiveness, if any, associated with the swaps will be reported by the Company in interest expense.


The Company’s effective swap agreements convert the base borrowing rate on $50 million of debt due under our revolving credit agreement from a variable rate equal to LIBOR to a weighted average fixed rate of 1.43% at March 31, 2017.  The fair value of the swaps recognized in accrued expenses and in other comprehensive income is as follows (in thousands, except percentages):


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value


Effective Date

 

Notional Amount

Fixed Rate


Maturity

 


March 31, 2017

 

June 30,  2016

December 19, 2014

 

 

  20,000

 

1.18%

 

December 19, 2017

 

$

                   (4)

 

$

(201)

December 19, 2014

 

 

    5,000

 

1.20%

 

December 19, 2017

 

 

                   (2)

 

 

(52)

December 18, 2015

 

 

  15,000

 

1.46%

 

December 19, 2018

 

 

                 (17)

 

 

(325)

December 19, 2015

 

 

   10,000

 

2.01%

 

December 19, 2019

 

 

                 (108)

 

 

(460)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

                (131)

 

$

(1,038)


The Company reported no losses for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017, as a result of hedge ineffectiveness.  Future changes in these swap arrangements, including termination of the agreements, may result in a reclassification of any gain or loss reported in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into earnings as an adjustment to interest expense.  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) related to these instruments is being amortized into interest expense concurrent with the hedged exposure.


Foreign Exchange Contracts


Forward foreign currency exchange contracts are used to limit the impact of currency fluctuations on certain anticipated foreign cash flows, such as foreign sales, foreign purchases of materials, and loan payments to and from subsidiaries.  The Company enters into such contracts for hedging purposes only.  For hedges of intercompany loan payments, the Company has not elected hedge accounting due to the general short-term nature and predictability of the transactions, and records derivative gains and losses directly to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.  At March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016, the Company had outstanding forward and cross currency contracts related to hedges of intercompany loans with net unrealized gain (losses) of $(2.1) million and $(0.1) million, respectively, which approximates the unrealized gains and losses on the related loans.  The notional amounts of the Company’s forward and cross currency contracts, by currency, are as follows (in thousands):



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Notional Amount

 

 

(in native currency)

Currency

 

March 31, 2017

 

June 30, 2016

Euro

 

21,362

 

     2,477

British Pound Sterling

 

6,750

 

594

Canadian

 

16,600

 

-

USD

 

20,000

 

-


The table below presents the fair value of derivative financial instruments as well as their classification on the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands):


 

Asset Derivatives

 

March 31, 2017

 

June 30, 2016

Derivative designated

Balance

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

as hedging instruments

Sheet

 

 

 

 

Sheet

 

 

 

 

Line Item

 

 

Fair Value

 

Line Item

 

 

Fair Value

Foreign exchange contracts

Other Assets

 

$

-

 

Other Assets

 

$

11


 

Liability Derivatives

 

March 31, 2017

 

June 30, 2016

Derivative designated

Balance

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

as hedging instruments

Sheet

 

 

 

 

Sheet

 

 

 

 

Line Item

 

 

Fair Value

 

Line Item

 

 

Fair Value

Interest rate swaps

Accrued Liabilities

$

131

 

Accrued Liabilities

$

       1,038

Foreign exchange contracts

Accrued Liabilities

 

2,148

 

Accrued Liabilities

 

     94

 

 

 

$

2,279

 

 

 

$

1,132


The table below presents the amount of gain (loss) recognized in comprehensive income on our derivative financial instruments (effective portion) designated as hedging instruments and their classification within comprehensive income for the periods ended (in thousands):


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Interest rate swaps

 

$

(3,445)

 

$

(869)

 

$

(2,817)

 

$

  (1,114)

Foreign exchange contracts

 

 

-

 

 

(94)

 

 

      (74)

 

 

107

 

 

$

  (3,445)

 

$

  (963)

 

$

(2,891)

 

$

  (1,007)


The table below presents the amount reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to Net Income for the periods ended (in thousands):


Details about Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affected line item

Other Comprehensive

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

in the Unaudited

Income (Loss) Components

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

Condensed Statements

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

of Operations

Interest rate swaps

 

$

80

 

$

176

 

 

$

309

 

$

  442

 

Interest expense

Foreign exchange contracts

 

 

-

 

 

71

 

 

     

75

 

 

32

 

Cost of Sales

 

 

$

80

 

$

247

 

 

$

384

 

$

474

 

 







11)

Retirement Benefits


The Company has defined benefit pension plans covering certain current and former employees both inside and outside of the U.S.  The Company’s pension plan for U.S. employees is frozen for substantially all participants and has been replaced with a defined contribution benefit plan.


Net Periodic Benefit Cost for the Company’s U.S. and Foreign pension benefit plans for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 consisted of the following components (in thousands):


 

U.S. Plans

 

Non-U.S. Plans

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Service cost

$

          1

 

$

              18

 

$

              9

 

$

               9

Interest cost

 

2,613

 

 

         2,872

 

 

           250

 

 

           346

Expected return on plan assets

 

    (3,440)

 

 

       (3,466)

 

 

          (282)

 

 

         (313)

Recognized net actuarial loss

 

1,190

 

 

            994

 

 

            249

 

 

           201

Amortization of prior service cost

 

               -

 

 

                 4

 

 

           (12)

 

 

           (12)

Net periodic benefit cost

$

364

 

$

            422

 

$

           214

 

$

            231



 

U.S. Plans

 

Non-U.S. Plans

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Service cost

$

2

 

$

              52

 

$

28

 

$

             26

Interest cost

 

7,838

 

 

        8,617

 

 

764

 

 

        1,080

Expected return on plan assets

 

(10,321)

 

 

    (10,398)

 

 

 (861)

 

 

         (980)

Recognized net actuarial loss

 

3,571

 

 

        2,984

 

 

760

 

 

           631

Amortization of prior service cost

 

-

 

 

             11

 

 

 (36)

 

 

           (36)

Net periodic benefit cost

$

1,090

 

$

        1,266

 

$

655

 

$

           721


The Company expects to pay $1.3 million in contributions to its defined benefit plans during fiscal 2017.  Contributions of $0.3 million and $1.0 million were made during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $0.3 million and $1.0 million during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2016, respectively.  Required contributions of $0.8 million will be paid to the Company’s U.K. defined benefit plan during 2017.  The Company also expects to make contributions of $0.3 million to each of its unfunded defined benefit plans in the U.S. and Germany, respectively, during the remainder of the current fiscal year.


12)

Income Taxes


The Company's effective tax rate from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017 was 27.4% compared with 28.7% for the prior year quarter.  The effective tax rate in 2017 was lower due to two events: first, the prior year has an increase in an uncertain tax position that has not repeated in 2017.  This was partially offset by non-deductible acquisition transaction costs in the current year.  Second, the jurisdictional mix of income in the current year reflects more income being taxed outside of the U.S. at lower tax rates than in the prior year quarter.


The Company's effective tax rate from continuing operations for the nine-months ended March 31, 2017 was 25.5% compared with 26.3% for the prior year.  The effective tax rate for the year to date was lower due to the events mentioned above.




13)

Earnings Per Share


Basic earnings per common share is computed using the weighted average number of shares outstanding.  Diluted earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of shares outstanding adjusted for the incremental shares attributable to unvested stock units outstanding, if dilutive.  


The following table sets forth a reconciliation of the number of shares (in thousands) used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:


 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

Basic - Average shares outstanding

 

 

12,664

 

 

12,697

 

 

12,667

 

 

12,682

Dilutive effect of unvested, restricted stock awards

 

 

      87

 

 

71

 

 

99

 

 

94

Diluted - Average shares outstanding

 

 

12,751

 

 

12,768

 

 

12,766

 

 

 12,776


Earnings available to common stockholders are the same for computing both basic and diluted earnings per share.  No options to purchase common stock were excluded as anti-dilutive from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Performance stock units of 29,607 and 28,111 for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, are excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation as the performance criteria have not been met.


14)

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)


The components of the Company’s accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are as follows (in thousands):


 

 

March 31, 2017

 

June 30, 2016

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

$

             (31,744)

 

$

      (24,636)

Unrealized pension losses, net of tax

 

 

(89,517)

 

 

      (92,698)

Unrealized losses on derivative instruments, net of tax

 

 

                  (2,194)

 

 

           (641)

Total comprehensive income (loss)

 

$

(123,455)

 

$

    (117,975)


15)

Contingencies


From time to time, the Company is subject to various claims and legal proceedings, including claims related to environmental remediation, either asserted or unasserted, that arise in the ordinary course of business.  While the outcome of these proceedings and claims cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company’s management does not believe that the outcome of any of the currently existing legal matters will have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flow.  The Company accrues for losses related to a claim or litigation when the Company’s management considers a potential loss probable and can reasonably estimate such potential loss.


16)

Industry Segment Information


The Company has determined that it has five reportable segments organized around the types of product sold:


Food Service Equipment – an aggregation of eight operating segments that manufacture and sell commercial food service equipment;

Engraving – provides mold texturizing, slush molding tools, project management and design services, roll engraving, hygiene product tooling, low observation vents for stealth aircraft, and process machinery for a number of industries;

Engineering Technologies – provides net and near net formed single-source customized solutions in the manufacture of engineered components for the aviation, aerospace, defense, energy, industrial, medical, marine, oil and gas, and manned and unmanned space markets.

Electronics – manufacturing and selling of electronic components for applications throughout the end-user market spectrum; and

Hydraulics – manufacturing and selling of single and double-acting telescopic and piston rod hydraulic cylinders.


Net sales and income from continuing operations by segment for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 were as follows (in thousands):



 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Net Sales

 

Income from Operations

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Service Equipment

 

$

92,730

 

$

       87,944

 

$

        7,418

 

$

        8,455

Engraving

 

 

25,492

 

 

      28,560

 

 

        6,003

 

 

       5,305

Engineering Technologies

 

 

23,678

 

 

       19,358

 

 

        2,442

 

 

      1,744

Electronics

 

 

32,308

 

 

      29,909

 

 

        6,499

 

 

       5,263

Hydraulics

 

 

10,507

 

 

      11,694

 

 

        1,674

 

 

        2,007

Restructuring costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,019)

 

 

         (391)

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,422)

 

 

-

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,160)

 

 

     (5,223)

Sub-total

 

$

184,715

 

$

   177,465

 

$

   11,435

 

$

17,160

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (953)

 

 

     (807)

Other non-operating income (expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

             52

 

 

(115)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

 

$

      10,534

 

$

     16,238



 

 

Nine Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Net Sales

 

Income from Operations

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Service Equipment

 

$

277,582

 

$

  286,093

 

$

24,112

 

$

 29,183

Engraving

 

 

78,084

 

 

 94,016

 

 

19,910

 

 

 22,655

Engineering Technologies

 

 

60,948

 

 

 58,780

 

 

5,815

 

 

   4,512

Electronics

 

 

91,455

 

 

 86,245

 

 

19,064

 

 

  15,338

Hydraulics

 

 

30,100

 

 

 32,677

 

 

4,782

 

 

   5,502

Restructuring costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,077)

 

 

 (3,387)

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,925)

 

 

-

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19,244)

 

 

   (17,478)

Sub-total

 

$

538,169

 

$

557,811

 

$

44,437

 

$

    56,325

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,499)

 

 

    (2,182)

Other non-operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 819

 

 

          369

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

 

$

    42,757

 

$

    54,512


Net sales include only transactions with unaffiliated customers and include no intersegment sales.  Income from operations by segment excludes interest expense and other non-operating income.








The Company’s identifiable assets at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016 are as follows (in thousands):


 

 

March 31, 2017

  June 30, 2016  *

Food Service Equipment

 

$

233,667

 

$

  206,875

Engraving

 

 

         107,664

 

 

  117,026

Engineering Technologies

 

 

146,982

 

 

  147,866

Electronics

 

 

283,904

 

 

  114,001

Hydraulics

 

 

           19,515

 

 

    19,084

Corporate & Other

 

 

56,244

 

 

    85,605

Total

 

$

847,976

 

$

  690,457


* The identified assets as of June 30, 2016 for certain segments have been revised from amounts previously reported due to certain immaterial allocation differences.


17)

Restructuring


The Company has undertaken cost reduction and facility consolidation initiatives that have resulted in severance, restructuring and related charges.  A summary of charges by initiative is as follows (in thousands):


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

March 31, 2017

Fiscal 2017

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs





Other

 





Total

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs





Other

 





Total

Restructuring initiatives

$

222

 

$

823

 

$

1,045

 

$

1,368

 

$

1,651

 

$

3,019

Prior year initiatives

 

-   

 

 

(26)   

 

 

(26)   

 

 

-

 

 

58

 

 

58

 

 

$

        222

 

$

797

 

$

1,019

 

$

1,368

 

$

1,709

 

$

   3,077


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2016

 

March 31, 2016

Fiscal 2016

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs





Other

 





Total

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs





Other

 





Total

Restructuring initiatives

$

236

 

$

 89

 

$

325

 

$

          966

 

$

    256

 

$

  1,222

Prior year initiatives

 

            -   

 

 

     66   

 

 

      66   

 

 

        59

 

 

   2,106

 

 

   2,165

 

 

$

        236

 

$

155

 

$

    391

 

$

1,025

 

$

2,362

 

$

3,387


2017 Restructuring Initiatives


The Company continues to focus on our efforts to reduce cost and improve productivity across our businesses, particularly through headcount reductions, facility closures, and consolidations.  The Company’s 2017 initiatives to date include a reduction of employees in our Food Service Equipment segment in response to the reduced sales volume from our larger customers and reductions of personnel and plant movement at our China Electronics division.  

 

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs



Other

 



Total

 

Restructuring liabilities at June 30, 2016

 

$

                -   

 

$

                -   

 

$

              -   

 

Additions and adjustments

 

 

1,368                     

 

 

1,475

 

 

2,843

 

Payments

 

 

                   (964)

 

 

        (1,417)

 

 

     (2,381)

 

Restructuring liabilities at March 31, 2017

 

$

404  

 

$

                58   

 

$

462              

 


Prior Year Initiatives


The prior year initiatives yet to be completed include the movement of manufacturing from a legacy Canadian facility into the newly acquired Northlake facility, closure of a European facility within our Cooking division, and discontinuing of a product line at Refrigeration.


Activity in the reserve related to the prior year restructuring initiatives is as follows (in thousands):


 

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs



Other

 



Total

Restructuring liabilities at June 30, 2016

 

$

                    74

 

$

              256   

 

$

        330

Additions and adjustments

 

 

                      -

 

 

7   

 

 

7

Payments

 

 

                  (74)

 

 

        (168)   

 

 

     (242)

Restructuring liabilities at March 31, 2017

 

$

                      -

 

$

         95   

 

$

95   


The Company’s total restructuring expenses by segment are as follows (in thousands):


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs




Other

 




Total

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs




Other

 




Total

Food Service Equipment

$

-

 

$

7

 

 $

7

 

$

1,129   

 

  $

85

 

  $

1,215

Engraving

 

 

-   

 

 

-   

 

 

-   

 

 

6

 

 

         -   

 

 

6

Engineering Technologies

 

 

222

 

 

730

 

 

952

 

 

222

 

 

1,164   

 

 

1,385

Electronics

 

 

              -

 

 

86

 

 

86

 

 

11

 

 

455

 

 

467

Corporate

 

 

-

 

 

(26)   

 

 

(26)

 

 

-

 

 

5   

 

 

5

 

 

$

222

 

$

797

 

$

     1,019

 

$

1,368

 

$

1,709

 

$

3,077



 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2016

 

 

March 31, 2016

 

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs




Other

 




Total

 

Involuntary Employee Severance and Benefit Costs




Other

 




Total

Food Service Equipment

$

              77  

 

$

     93

 

 $

         170

 

$

 99   

 

  $

2,197

 

  $

2,296

Engraving

 

 

-   

 

 

-   

 

 

-   

 

 

35

 

 

         -   

 

 

35

Engineering Technologies

 

 

        -   

 

 

        -   

 

 

        -   

 

 

160

 

 

    -   

 

 

160

Electronics

 

 

159

 

 

        56

 

 

         215

 

 

603

 

 

159

 

 

762

Corporate

 

 

        -

 

 

6   

 

 

6

 

 

128

 

 

         6   

 

 

134

 

 

$

236

 

$

  155

 

$

     391

 

$

        1,025

 

$

  2,362

 

$

3,387


Restructuring expense is expected to be approximately $6.0 million for the fiscal year 2017, of which $3.1 million was incurred for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.


18)

Disposal of a Business


During the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, the Company sold its U.S. Roll Plate and Machinery business, as it was not strategic and did not meet our growth and return expectations.  This divestiture also allows the Company’s management to focus on higher growth and better return businesses within the Engraving segment.


During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Company recorded a $7.3 million non-cash loss to adjust the net assets of the business to their net realizable value.  The expense is recorded as a component of Other Operating Income, net. The sale of the business does not constitute a significant strategic shift that will have a major effect on the entity’s operations and financial results.





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ITEM 2.

  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


Statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that are not based on historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “should,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “continue,” or similar terms or variations of those terms or the negative of those terms.  There are many factors that affect the Company’s business and the results of its operations and may cause the actual results of operations in future periods to differ materially from those currently expected or desired.  These factors include, but are not limited to material adverse or unanticipated legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, conditions in the financial and banking markets, including fluctuations in exchange rates and the inability to repatriate foreign cash, general and international recessionary economic conditions, including the impact, length and degree of the current slow growth conditions on the customers and markets we serve and more specifically conditions in the oil and gas, food service equipment, automotive, construction, aerospace, energy, transportation and general industrial markets, lower-cost competition, the relative mix of products which impact margins and operating efficiencies, both domestic and foreign, in certain of our businesses, the impact of higher raw material and component costs, particularly steel, petroleum based products and refrigeration components, an inability to realize the expected cost savings from restructuring activities, effective completion of plant consolidations, cost reduction efforts, restructuring including procurement savings and productivity enhancements, capital management improvements, strategic capital expenditures, and the implementation of lean enterprise manufacturing techniques, the inability to achieve the savings expected from the sourcing of raw materials from and diversification efforts in emerging markets, the inability to attain expected benefits from strategic alliances or acquisitions and the inability to achieve synergies contemplated by the Company; market acceptance of our products; our ability to design, introduce and sell new products and related product components; the ability to redesign certain of our products to continue meeting evolving regulatory requirements; the impact of delays initiated by our customers; and our ability to increase manufacturing production to meet demand.  Other factors that could impact the Company include changes to future pension funding requirements. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent management's estimates only as of the day made and should not be relied upon as representing management's estimates as of any subsequent date. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company and management specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if management's estimates change.


Overview

We are a leading manufacturer of a variety of products and services for diverse commercial and industrial markets.  We have five reportable segments: Food Service Equipment, Engraving, Engineering Technologies, Electronics, and Hydraulics.

Our long-term strategy is to build larger industrial platforms through a value creation system that assists management in meeting specific corporate and business unit financial and strategic performance goals in order to create, improve, and enhance shareholder value.  The Standex Value Creation System is a standard methodology which provides consistent tools used throughout the company in order to achieve our organization’s goals.  The value creation system has four components.  The Balanced Performance Plan process aligns annual goals throughout the business and provides a standard reporting, management and review process.  It is focused on setting and meeting annual and quarterly targets that support our short term and long term goals.   The Standex Growth Disciplines use a set of tools and processes including market maps, growth lane ways, and market tests to identify opportunities to expand the business organically and through acquisitions.  Standex Operational Excellence employs a standard playbook and processes, including LEAN, to eliminate waste and improve profitability, cash flow and customer satisfaction.  Finally, the Standex Talent Management process is an organizational development process that provides training, development, and succession planning for our employees throughout our worldwide organization.  The Standex Value Creation System ties all disciplines in the organization together under a common umbrella by providing standard tools and processes to deliver our business objectives.

·

    It is our objective to grow larger and more profitable business units through both organic initiatives and acquisitions.  On an ongoing basis, we identify and implement organic growth initiatives such as new product development, geographic expansion, introduction of products and technologies into new markets and applications, key accounts and strategic sales channel partners.  Also, we have a long-term objective to create sizable business platforms by adding strategically aligned or “bolt on” acquisitions to strengthen the individual businesses, create both sales and cost synergies with our core business platforms, and accelerate their growth and margin improvement.  We have a particular focus on identifying and investing in opportunities that complement our products and will increase the global presence and capabilities of our businesses.  From time to time we have divested, and likely will continue to divest, businesses that we feel are not strategic or do not meet our growth and return expectations.

o

    As part of our ongoing strategy, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Oki Sensor Device Corporation from OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. during the third quarter of fiscal year 2017.  Located in Kofu City, Japan, OKI Sensor Device Corporation is the world’s leading designer and supplier of magnetic reed switches.  Now named Standex Electronics Japan Corporation, (“Standex Electronics Japan”) the acquisition enhances the Company’s access to important Asian markets and enables the Company to offer a world class suite of reed switches and related magnetic solutions while continuing to serve Standex Electronics Japan’s diverse distribution channels.  The acquisition was funded 47% by cash outside the United States and 53% from borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility.  Standex Electronics Japan is reported within our Electronics segment.  

o

    During our second quarter of 2017, we acquired Horizon Scientific, Inc., (“Horizon Scientific”) a South Carolina-based supplier of laboratory refrigerators and freezers, as well as cryogenic equipment for the scientific, bio-medical and pharmaceutical markets.  We have included the operating results of Horizon Scientific in our Food Service Equipment segment in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.  Horizon Scientific expands our access to higher-margin refrigeration markets in the growing scientific sector that provides solutions for bio-medical and pharmaceutical temperature storage requirements.  Horizon Scientific’s products complement the scientific offerings in our Nor-Lake division.  

o

    During the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, we sold our U.S. Roll Plate and Machinery (“RPM”) business, as it was not strategic, and did not meet our growth and return expectations.  This divestiture also allows our Engraving management to focus on higher growth and better return businesses within the segment.  In preparation for this sale during the fourth quarter of 2016, we adjusted the net assets of the business to their net realizable value.

·

     We create “Customer Intimacy” by utilizing the Standex Growth Disciplines to partner with our customers in order to develop and deliver custom solutions or engineered components that provide technology-driven solutions to our customers.  This relationship generally provides us with the ability to improve sales and grow profits over time to provide operating margins that enhance shareholder returns.  Further, we have made a priority of developing new sales channels and leveraging strategic customer relationships.

·

    Standex Operational Excellence drives continuous improvement in the efficiency of our businesses.  We recognize that our businesses are competing in a global economy that requires us to improve our competitive position.  We have deployed a number of management competencies to drive improvements in cost structure of our business units including operational excellence through lean enterprise, the use of low cost manufacturing facilities in countries such as Mexico, and China, the consolidation of manufacturing facilities to achieve economies of scale and leveraging of fixed infrastructure costs, alternate sourcing to achieve procurement cost reductions, and capital improvements to increase shop floor productivity.

·

    The Company’s strong historical cash flow has been a cornerstone for funding our capital allocation strategy.  We use cash flow generated from operations to fund the strategic growth programs described above, including acquisitions and investments for organic growth, and to return cash to our shareholders through payment of dividends and stock buybacks.

Our business units are actively engaged in initiating new product introductions, expansion of product offerings through private labeling and sourcing agreements, geographic expansion of sales coverage, the development of new sales channels, leveraging strategic customer relationships, development of energy efficient products, new applications for existing products and technologies, and next generation products and services for our end-user markets.  

Restructuring expenses reflect costs associated with the Company’s efforts of continuously improving operational efficiency and expanding globally in order to remain competitive in the end-user markets we serve.  Each year the Company incurs costs for actions to size its businesses to a level appropriate for current economic conditions and to both improve its cost structure to enhance our competitive position and operating margins.  Such expenses include costs for moving facilities to locations that allow for lower fixed and variable costs, starting up plants after relocation, downsizing operations because of changing economic conditions, and other costs resulting from asset redeployment decisions.  Shutdown costs include severance, benefits, stay bonuses, lease and contract terminations, asset write-downs, costs of moving fixed assets, and moving and relocation costs. Vacant facility costs include maintenance, utilities, property taxes and other costs.

Because of the diversity of the Company’s businesses, end user markets and geographic locations, management does not use specific external indices to predict the future performance of the Company, other than general information about broad macroeconomic trends.  Each of our individual business units serves niche markets and attempts to identify trends other than general business and economic conditions which are specific to its business and which could impact their performance.  Those units report pertinent information to senior management, which uses it to the extent relevant to assess the future performance of the Company.  A description of any such material trends is described below in the applicable segment analysis.

We monitor a number of key performance indicators (“KPIs”) including net sales, income from operations, backlog, effective income tax rate, gross profit margin, and operating cash flow.  A discussion of these KPIs is included below.  We may also supplement the discussion of these KPIs by identifying the impact of foreign exchange rates, acquisitions, and other significant items when they have a material impact on a specific KPI.  

We believe the discussion of these items provides enhanced information to investors by disclosing their impact on the overall trend which provides a clearer comparative view of the KPI, as applicable.  For discussion of the impact of foreign exchange rates on KPIs, the Company calculates the impact as the difference between the current period KPI calculated at the current period exchange rate as compared to the KPI calculated at the historical exchange rate for the prior period.  For discussion of the impact of acquisitions, we isolate the effect on the KPI amount that would have existed regardless of our acquisition.  Sales resulting from synergies between the acquisition and existing operations of the Company are considered organic growth for the purposes of our discussion.

Unless otherwise noted, references to years are to fiscal years.



10



Results from Continuing Operations


 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

(In thousands, except percentages)

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

Net sales

$

184,715

 

$

 177,465

 

$

538,169

 

$

 557,811

Gross profit margin

 

33.2%

 

 

33.0%

 

 

33.4%

 

 

33.2%

Income from operations

 

11,435

 

 

   17,160

 

 

44,437

 

 

   56,325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(In thousands)

March 31, 2017

 

March 31, 2017

Net sales, prior period

 $                           177,465

 

   $                        557,811                         

Components of change in sales:

 

 

 

    Effect of exchange rates

                             (1,541)

 

                             (4,616)

    Effect of acquisitions

                             7,702

 

17,825

    Divesture of business

(4,048)

 

(13,190)

    Organic sales change

                             5,137

 

                             (19,661)

Net sales, current period

 $                           184,715

 

   $                        538,169


Net sales for the third quarter of 2017 increased $7.3 million, or 4.1%, when compared to the prior year quarter.  This change was primarily due to the incremental sales of 4.3% generated from our acquisitions and organic sales growth of 2.9%.  These increases were partially offset by the negative impact of 2.3% from the divestiture of the RPM business and the effect of exchange rates.  


Net sales in the nine months ended March 31, 2017 decreased $19.6 million, or 3.5%, when compared to the prior year.  The decline in net sales was primarily due to a decrease in organic sales of 3.5% and the impact of the divesture of the RPM business of 2.4%.  These decreases were partially offset by sales increases of 3.2% from the Horizon Scientific and Northlake acquisitions.  We discuss our outlook for each segment below.  


Gross Profit Margin


Our gross margin for the third quarter of 2017 was 33.2%, compared to the prior year quarter of 33.0%.  The increase was primarily due to the leverage of sales volume increases in our Engraving segment, while our other segments remained relatively consistent year over year.


Our gross margin in the nine months ended March 31, 2017 was 33.4%, compared to the prior year of 33.2%.  Gross margin increased slightly due to overall operational improvements and mix of business margins despite lower sales.


Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses


Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses (“SG&A”) for the third quarter of 2017 were $43.5 million, or 23.6% of sales, compared to $41.1 million, or 23.2% of sales, during the prior year quarter.  The increase in SG&A is primarily due to $2.0 million of on-going SG&A expenses related to the Horizon Scientific business which were not in the prior year quarter due to the timing of the acquisition.  These increases were partially offset by declines of $0.8 million from the divestiture of RPM and $0.8 million of variable expenses including sales commissions and distribution expenses.  


SG&A for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 were $125.6 million, or 23.3% of sales, compared to $125.7 million, or 22.5% of sales, during the prior year.  SG&A was impacted by declines of $1.8 million from the divestiture of RPM and volume-related decreases of $0.6 million.  These decreases were offset by $3.7 million in on-going SG&A expenses related to the Horizon Scientific business.

  

Restructuring Charges and Acquisition Related Expenses

During the quarter, we spent $1.0 million on restructuring charges primarily in the Engineering Technologies segment.  We announced the closure of the Enginetics East Lake, Ohio facility during the quarter along with restructuring efforts to improve overall plant optimization in that segment.  We sublet the East Lake facility space for approximately the same aggregate lease costs for which we are obligated under the lease.

Also during the quarter, we incurred acquisition related expenses of $5.4 million which consisted of three items. First, $0.7 million for deferred compensation earned by the Horizon Scientific seller during the quarter.  The payments are contingent on the seller remaining an employee of the Company and are therefore treated as compensation expense.  Second, $2.8 million of investment banker fees for services provided in connection with the Standex Electronics Japan transaction.  Third, $1.9 million for third party due diligence expenses also related to the Standex Electronics Japan acquisition.

For the nine months ended March 31, 2017, we incurred restructuring costs of $3.1 million which were spent in three primary areas. First, we spent $1.2 million for organizational redesign within the Food Service Equipment segment.  Second, Engineering Technologies incurred $1.4 million of expense related to the previously discussed plant closure and manufacturing footprint optimization.  Finally, we were required to spend $0.5 million to move an Electronics facility in China due to government directives related to all businesses in the area where our facility was located.


Income from Operations


Income from operations for the third quarter of 2017 was $11.4 million, compared to $17.2 million during the prior year quarter.  The decrease of $5.7 million, or 33.4%, is primarily due to the impact of sales volume declines, restructuring and acquisition-related costs.  


Income from operations for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 was $44.4 million, compared to $56.3 million during the prior year.  The decrease of $11.9 million, or 21.1%, is primarily due to the impact of sales volume declines, restructuring and acquisition-related costs.


Interest Expense


Interest expense for the third quarter of 2017 was $1.0 million, compared to $0.8 million during the prior year quarter.  Interest expense for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016 were $2.5 million and $2.2 million, respectively.  Interest expense increases were due to higher borrowing costs and an increase in outstanding borrowings, primarily to fund acquisition activity.


Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017 was 27.4% compared with 28.7% for the prior year quarter.  The effective tax rate in 2017 was lower due to two events: first, the prior year has an increase in an uncertain tax position that has not repeated in 2017.  This was partially offset by non-deductible acquisition transaction costs in the current year.  Second, the jurisdictional mix of income in the current year reflects more income being taxed outside of the U.S. at lower tax rates than in the prior year quarter.

The Company's effective tax rate from continuing operations for the nine-months ended March 31, 2017 was 25.5% compared with 26.3% for the prior year.  The effective tax rate for the year to date was lower due to the events mentioned above.  




11



Backlog


Backlog includes all active or open orders for goods and services that have a firm fixed customer purchase order with defined delivery dates.  Backlog also includes any future deliveries based on executed customer contracts, so long as such deliveries are based on agreed upon delivery schedules.  Backlog is not generally a significant factor in the Company’s businesses because of our relatively short delivery periods and rapid inventory turnover with the exception of Engineering Technologies.  Due to the nature of long-term agreements in Engineering Technologies, the timing of orders and delivery dates can vary considerably resulting in significant backlog changes from one period to another.  In general, the vast majority of net realizable backlog beyond one year comes from the Engineering Technologies segment of our business.


Backlog realizable within one year increased $6.0 million, or 3.7%, to $166.6 million at March 31, 2017 from $160.6 million at March 31, 2016.  


The backlog in Food Service Equipment has increased primarily due to a $1.5 million impact associated with the acquisition of Horizon Scientific, a $2.1 million increase in the Procon pump business, and increases related to Refrigeration.  The increase in Refrigeration backlog is due to seasonal order rate changes of approximately $3 million and approximately $2 million associated with operational difficulties tied to the introduction of a new foam formulation that improves the efficiency of our freezer panels.  The Engraving backlog realizable in one year has increased $2.7 million or 19.3% excluding the $4.3 million of backlog related to the RPM business in prior year.  


 

 

As of March 31,

(In thousands)

 

2017

 

 

2016

Food Service Equipment

$

46,479

 

$

38,127

Engraving

 

15,524

 

 

       18,521

Engineering Technologies

 

87,952

 

 

       86,185

Electronics

 

43,351

 

 

       43,826

Hydraulics

 

5,364

 

 

         5,726

        Total

 

198,670

 

 

192,385

Net realizable beyond one year

 

32,084

 

 

31,804

Net realizable within one year

$

166,586

 

$

160,581


Segment Analysis


Food Service Equipment


 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

%

 

March 31,

 

%

(In thousands, except percentages)

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

Net sales

 $     92,730

 

 $     87,944

 

 5.4%

 

     $ 277,582

 

 $   286,093

 

(3.0%)

Income from operations

          7,418

 

          8,455

 

(12.3%)

 

          24,112

 

     29,183

 

(17.4%)

Operating income margin

8.0%

 

9.6%

 

 

 

8.7%

 

10.2%

 

 


Net sales in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 increased $4.8 million, or 5.4%, when compared to the prior year quarter.  Acquisitions added $7.7 million, or 8.8%, while organic sales declined by 3.3%. Refrigeration sales were down 2.9% as we experienced operational difficulties associated with the introduction of a new foam formulation that improves the efficiency of our freezer panels.  As a result, we estimate that we experienced sales declines between $1.4 million and $3.8 million during the quarter.  These operational difficulties have now been resolved.  Cooking Solutions sales decreased 8.5% in the quarter primarily driven by $2.2 million of non-recurring prior year roll-outs, $1.0 million from product rationalization of low margin products, and slower sales to select major dealers.  Our Specialty Solutions sales increased by 4.9% with strong volume in our beverage and merchandising segments, partly driven by new products.  Overall, Food Service Equipment sales improved toward the latter part of the quarter and we anticipate this trend to continue over the next quarter as seasonal momentum builds.


Net sales in the nine months ended March 31, 2017 decreased $8.4 million, or 3.0%, when compared to the prior year.  Refrigeration organic sales decreased by $21.2 million or 13.5% due to slower chain, drug retail and dollar store sales in the first half of the fiscal year coupled with regulation delays experienced in the third quarter.  Horizon Scientific acquisition sales contributed $15.1 million from October to March 31, 2017. Cooking sales were down $8.5 million or 9.7% due to prior year rollouts of $4.1 million and low-margin product rationalization of $2.4 million. Specialty Solutions sales increased by 3.4%, driven by new products and general market growth.


Income from operations in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 decreased by $1.0 million, or 12.3%, when compared to the prior year quarter.  Refrigeration profits were impacted by over $0.3 million due to increase costs related to expedited freight, factory productivity due to regulatory delay and higher material costs as higher cost panels were substituted to satisfy demand.  Trade show expenses were $0.7 million for costs associated with exhibiting at the biennial NAFEM trade show.


Income from operations in the nine months ended March 31, 2017 decreased $5.1 million, or 17.4%, when compared to the prior year.  Lower Refrigeration volume from chains, retail drug and dollar stores, offset by a higher mix of lower margin product sales, along with operational inefficiencies associated with the introduction of our new foam formulation were the primary causes of the lower income from operations for Food Service Equipment. Cooking, Specialty Solutions, and the Horizon Scientific acquisition drove year-over-year operating income increases, however the results did not offset Refrigeration declines.

Engraving

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

%

 

March 31,

 

%

(In thousands, except percentages)

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

Net sales

 $  25,492

 

$  28,560

 

(10.7%)

 

$ 78,084

 

$   94,016

 

(16.9%)

Income from operations

    6,003

 

    5,305

 

13.2%

 

 19,910

 

   22,655

 

(12.1%)

Operating income margin

23.5%

 

18.6%

 

 

 

25.5%

 

24.1%

 

 


Net sales for the third quarter of 2017 decreased by $3.1 million, or 10.7%, when compared to the prior year quarter.  Excluding the effect of the Roll Plate and Machinery divestiture, net sales increased by $1.0 million or 4.0%.  Foreign exchange had a negative impact of 2.1%.  Sales in the North American market increased 9.9% as new auto platform launches accelerated as anticipated in the quarter.  Sales in Asia grew 24.9% due to increased automotive launches and strong demand for non-automotive services in Korea and China.  European sales increased modestly as compared to prior year.  Backlog increased in all areas of this segment, mainly due to OEM program shifting.


Net sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 decreased by $15.9 million or 16.9% when compared to the prior year.  Excluding sales from the Roll, Plate and Machinery division, sales decreased by $2.7 million or 3.4%.  Foreign exchange had a negative impact of 2.2%, or $2.1 million.  Sales in Europe were flat as compared to prior year despite a negative $0.6 million in exchange rate impacts.  Asia Pacific Mold-Tech sales increased year over year, but were offset by decreases in our Mold-Tech North America locations.  Due to the increased demand in the automotive and non-automotive services, we expect to see continued improvements in sales in all regions next quarter.


Income from operations for the third quarter of 2017 increased by $0.7 million, or 13.2%, when compared to the prior year quarter.  Excluding the Roll Plate and Machinery divestiture, income from operations increased by $0.9 million, or 18.7%.  Operating income was positively impacted by automotive and non-automotive service improvements in all three regions, coupled with the new technologies of tool finishing, laser, nickel shell and design services.  


Income for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 decreased by $2.7 million, or 12.1%. Excluding the Roll Plate and Machinery divestiture, income from operations decreased by $2.2 million, or 10.1%, when compared to the prior year. Foreign exchange had a negative impact of 2.2%, or $2.1 million. As anticipated during the first two quarters of the fiscal year, we experienced lower volume of sales to the automotive market.  

   

Engineering Technologies


 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

%

 

March 31,

 

%

(In thousands, except percentages)

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

Net sales

$     23,678

 

$      19,358

 

22.3%

 

$     60,948

 

$      58,780

 

3.7%

Income from operations

 2,442

 

          1,744

 

40.0%

 

5,815

 

     4,512

 

28.9%

Operating income margin

10.3%

 

9.0%

 

 

 

9.5%

 

7.7%

 

 


Net sales in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 increased by $4.3 million, or 22.3%, when compared to the prior year quarter.  Sales in the Space market increased by $2.2 million from the prior year quarter due to higher sales to the unmanned segment of the market.   Sales in the energy market increased by $2.8 million compared to the prior year quarter due to improved sales in both Power Generation and Oil and Gas.  Aviation sales increased by $0.8 million from the prior year due to increased sales on new engine platforms with engine components and structural hardware (lipskins).  These increases were partially offset by pushouts on other engine components for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan Engine.  Sales in the Defense market were down $1.2 million due to project timing for deliverables in the Nuclear market, and foreign exchange impacts were minimal.  We anticipate continued strong growth in th