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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

ANNUAL REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

OF the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022

Commission File Number 001-07233

 

STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

Delaware

31-0596149

(State of incorporation)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

23 KEEWAYDIN DRIVE, Salem, New Hampshire

03079

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(603) 893-9701

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934:

 

Title of Each Class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Stock, Par Value $1.50 Per Share

SXI

New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.     Yes ☒     NO

 

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

 

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 ☒     No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files). Yes ☒     No

 

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

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer   ☒  Accelerated filer   ☐  Non-accelerated filer   ☐  Smaller Reporting Company     
   Emerging growth company     

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 USC. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.  Yes      No

 

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

 

The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the Registrant at the close of business on December 31, 2021 was approximately $1,330,380,998. Registrant’s closing price as reported on the New York Stock Exchange for December 31, 2021 was $110.66 per share.

 

The number of shares of Registrant's Common Stock outstanding on August 2, 2022 was 11,965,239.

 

Documents incorporated by reference

 

Portions of the Proxy Statement for the Registrant’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Proxy Statement”) are incorporated by reference into Part III of this report.

 

 

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Forward Looking Statement

 

Statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K 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,” “intend,” “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 that may cause the actual results of operations in future periods to differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. These factors include, but are not limited to: the impact of pandemics such as the current coronavirus on employees, our supply chain, and the demand for our products and services around the world; materially 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; domestic and international economic conditions, including the impact, length and degree of economic downturns on the customers and markets we serve and more specifically conditions in the automotive, construction, aerospace, defense, transportation, food service equipment, consumer appliance, energy, oil and gas and general industrial markets; lower-cost competition; the relative mix of products which impact margins and operating efficiencies in certain of our businesses; the impact of higher raw material and component costs, particularly steel, certain materials used in electronics parts, petroleum based products, and refrigeration components; the impact of higher transportation and logistics costs, especially with respect to transportation of goods from Asia; an inability to realize the expected cost savings from restructuring activities including effective completion of plant consolidations, cost reduction efforts including procurement savings and productivity enhancements, capital management improvements, strategic capital expenditures, and the implementation of lean enterprise manufacturing techniques; the potential for losses associated with the exit from or divestiture of businesses that are no longer strategic or no longer meet our growth and return expectations; the inability to achieve the savings expected from global sourcing of raw materials and diversification efforts in emerging markets; the impact on cost structure and on economic conditions as a result of actual and threatened increases in trade tariffs; the inability to attain expected benefits from acquisitions and the inability to effectively consummate and integrate such acquisitions and achieve synergies envisioned 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; and potential 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.

 

 

PART I

 

Item 1. Business

 

Standex International Corporation and subsidiaries ("we," "us," "our," the "Company" and "Standex" is a diversified industrial manufacturer with leading positions in a variety of products and services that are used in diverse commercial and industrial markets. Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, we have seven operating segments aggregated into five reportable segments: Electronics, Engraving, Scientific, Engineering Technologies, and Specialty Solutions. Three operating segments are aggregated into Specialty Solutions. Our businesses work in close partnership with our customers to deliver custom solutions or engineered components that solve their unique and specific needs, an approach we call "Customer Intimacy."

 

Standex was incorporated in 1975 and is the successor of a corporation organized in 1955. We have paid dividends each quarter since Standex became a public corporation in November 1964. Overall management, strategic development and financial control are led by the executive staff at our corporate headquarters. Our growth strategy is focused on four key areas: (1) Increasing our presence in rapidly growing markets and applications (2) executing new product development in both core and adjacent market applications; (3) expanding geographically where meaningful business opportunities exist; and (4) undertaking strategically aligned acquisitions that strengthen and/or expand these core businesses. We direct our investments towards markets with long term, secular growth prospects such as renewable energy, electric vehicles, smart power grid, military and defense and life sciences. 

 

Unless otherwise noted, references to years are to fiscal years. Currently our fiscal year end is June 30. Our fiscal year 2022 includes the twelve-month period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

 

 

 

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Our long-term business strategy is to create, improve, and enhance shareholder value by building more profitable, focused industrial platforms through our Standex Value Creation System. This methodology employs four components: Balanced Performance Plan, Growth Disciplines, Operational Excellence, and Talent Management and provides both a company-wide framework and tools used to achieve our goals. We intend to continue investing organically and inorganically in high margin and growth businesses using this balanced and proven approach.

 

It is our objective to grow larger and more profitable business units through both organic and inorganic initiatives. We have a particular focus on identifying and investing in opportunities that complement our products and will increase the overall scale, global presence and capabilities of our businesses.  We recently established an innovation and technology function focused on accelerating new, longer-term growth opportunities for emerging technologies, including our ongoing development project with a global renewable energy company. We continue to execute on acquisitions where strategically aligned with our businesses and where the opportunity meets our investment metrics. 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.

 

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 investments in capital assets to upgrade our facilities, improve productivity and lower costs, invest in the strategic growth programs described above, including organic and inorganic growth, and to return cash to our shareholders through payment of dividends and stock buybacks. 

 

Please visit our website at www.standex.com to learn more about us or to review our most recent SEC filings. The information on our website is for informational purposes only and is not incorporated into this Annual Report on Form 10-K. 

 

Description of Segments

 

Electronics 

 

Our Electronics group is a global component and value-added solutions provider of both sensing and switching technologies as well as magnetic power conversion components and assemblies. Electronics competes on the basis of Customer Intimacy by designing, engineering, and manufacturing innovative solutions, components and assemblies to solve our customers’ application needs through our Partner/Solve/Deliver® approach.  Our approach allows us to expand the business through organic growth with current customers as well as developing new products, driving geographic expansion, and pursuing inorganic growth through strategic acquisitions.

 

Components are manufactured in plants located in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Germany, Japan, China and India.

 

Markets and Applications

 

Our highly engineered products and vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities provide solutions to an array of markets and provide safe and efficient power transformation, current monitoring, and isolation, as well as switch, sensor and relay solutions to monitor systems for function and safety. The end-user of our engineered solution is typically an original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) or industrial equipment manufacturer. End-user markets include, but are not limited to, appliances, electrification (electric vehicles, solar, smart-grid, alternative energy), security, military, medical, aerospace, test and measurement, power distribution, transportation, and general industrial applications.

 

Brands

 

Business unit names are Standex Electronics, Standex-Meder Electronics, Renco Electronics, Northlake Engineering, Agile Magnetics, Sensor Solutions, Standex Electronics Japan. Other associated brand names include the MEDER, KENT, and KOFU reed switch brands.

 

Products

 

Our sensing products employ reed switch, Hall effect, inductive, conductive and other technologies. Sensing based solutions include reed relays, fluid level, proximity, motion, flow, HVAC condensate as well as custom electronic sensors containing our core technologies. The magnetics or power conversion products include custom wound transformers and inductors for low and high frequency applications, current sense technology, advanced planar transformer technology, value added assemblies, and mechanical packaging.

 

Customers

 

The business sells globally to a wide variety of mainly OEM customers focused in the end markets noted previously through a direct sales force, regional sales managers, field applications engineers, commissioned agents, representative groups, and distribution channels.

 

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Engraving

 

Our Engraving group is a global creator and provider of custom textures and surface finishes on tooling that enhance the beauty and function of a wide range of consumer good and automotive products. We focus on continuing to meet the needs of a changing marketplace by offering experienced craftsmanship while investing in new technologies such as laser engraving and soft surface skin texturized tooling. Our growth strategy is to continue to develop and/or acquire new technologies to enhance surface textures that also allow our customers to introduce more sustainable manufacturing processes and reduce their own energy consumption. We are one company operating in 19 countries using a consistent approach to guarantee harmony on global programs in service of our customers.

 

Markets and Applications

 

Standex Engraving Mold Tech has become the global leader in its industry by offering a full range of services to OEM’s, Tier 1 suppliers, mold makers and product designers. From start to finish, these services include the design of bespoke textures, the verification of the texture on a prototype, engraving a mold, enhancing and polishing it, and then offering on-site try-out support with ongoing tool maintenance and texture repair capabilities. In addition to these services, we also produce soft trim tooling such as in mold graining (IMG) and nickel shells.

 

Brands 

 

In addition to the Mold Tech brand, Engraving companies and brands also include:

 

 

Piazza Rosa and World Client Services (WCS), which both offer laser engraving and tool finishing in Europe and Mexico.

  Tenibac-Graphion, which provides additional texturizing and prototyping capabilities in North America and China.
 

GS Engineering, which employs advanced processes and technology to rapidly produce molds for the creation of soft-touch surfaces.

 

Innovent, which is a specialized supplier of tools and machines used to produce diapers and products that contain absorbent materials between layers of non-woven fabric.

 

 

Products and Services

 

Texturing is achieved with either a laser or a chemical etching technique.

 

 

Laser Engraving offers superior features, such as multiple gloss levels, the elimination of paint and optimized scratch performance, and sharp definition for precise geometric patterns.

 

Chemical Engraving produces carefully designed textures and finishes without seams or distortion. Our Digital Transfer Technology offers an exclusive service which guarantees consistency, pattern integrity and texture harmony around the world.

 

 

Architexture Design Studio uses proprietary technology called Model-Tech® which utilizes proven expertise to create and test custom textures. During the Model-Tech process, an original texture is first designed to offer beauty and function, which ultimately is used to create a large-format skin that can be wrapped on a model for testing.

 

Tooling Performance services include the enhancement, finishing and repair of a tool to improve its use during manufacturing.  

 

 

Tool Enhancement services increase the wear resistance of the mold. Processes include advanced tool finishing services, anti-scratch, laser hardening in localized areas, Tribocoat® and Release Coat.

 

Tool Finishing and Repair allows customers to achieve outstanding quality while saving valuable time. These services include laser micro-welding, polishing and lapping, laser cladding to accommodate engineering changes, mold assembly, tool management, maintenance, texture repair and on-site support.

 

Soft Trim Tooling and nickel shell molds are used to produce soft surfaces that emulate the feel of natural materials. The IMG process we support consumes significantly less energy in our customers' operations than the traditional slush molding process.

 

Customers

 

The Engraving business has become the global leader providing these products and services by offering a full range of services to automotive OEM’s, product designers, Tier 1 suppliers, and toolmakers all around the world.

 

 

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Scientific

 

Our Scientific business is a provider of specialty temperature-controlled equipment for the medical, scientific, pharmaceutical, biotech and industrial markets. The group designs and produces its products in Summerville, SC.

 

Our product portfolio is used to control the temperatures of critical healthcare products, medications, vaccines and laboratory samples.  We focus on solving customer problems for these critical applications and deliver innovative products and solutions meeting both exacting regulatory requirements and the unique needs of our customers.

 

Markets and Applications

 

The scientific and healthcare equipment that we design, assemble and manufacture is used in hospitals, pharmacies, clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, physicians’ offices, life science laboratories, government and academic facilities, and industrial testing laboratories.  Our product offerings include:

 

 

Laboratory and medical grade refrigerators, freezers and accessories,

 

Cryogenic storage tanks and accessories, and

 

Environmental stability chambers and incubators.

 

Brands

 

Our products are sold under various brands including American BioTech Supply (ABS), Lab Research Products (LRP),Corepoint, Cryosafe, CryoGuard, and Scientific.

 

Customers

 

Scientific products are sold to medical and laboratory distributors, healthcare facilities, research universities, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacies.

 

Engineering Technologies

 

Our Engineering Technologies Group is a provider of innovative, metal-formed solutions for OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers for use in their advanced engineering designs.

 

Our solutions seek to address unique customer design challenges such as reduction of input weight, material cost, part count, and complexity involving all formable materials with particular focus on large dimensions, large thickness or thin-wall construction, complex shapes and contours, and/or single-piece construction requirements. Engineering Technologies devises and manufactures these cost-effective components and assemblies by combining a portfolio of best-in-class forming technologies and technical experience, vertically integrated manufacturing processes, and group wide technical and design expertise.

 

We intend to grow sales and product offerings by investing in advancements in our current and new technologies and identifying new cutting-edge solutions for these capabilities in existing and adjacent markets via customer and research collaboration. 

 

Our segment is comprised of our Spincraft businesses with locations in Billerica, MA, New Berlin, WI, and Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K.

 

Brands

 

This group's brand name is Spincraft.

 

Markets and Applications

 

Spincraft products serve applications within the space, aviation, defense, energy, medical, and general industrial markets.

 

 

The space market we serve is comprised of components for space launch systems including fuel tanks, tank domes, combustion liners, nozzles, and crew vehicle structures.

 

The aviation market offerings include a large portfolio of components and assemblies including inlet ducts and lipskins.

 

The defense market we serve covers a wide spectrum of metal applications including missile nose cones and fabrications, large dimension exhaust systems, navy-nuclear propulsion, and engine components for military aircraft

 

Applications within the energy market include components and assemblies for new and MRO gas turbines, as well as solutions for oil & gas exploration operations

 

 

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Customers

 

Engineering Technologies components are sold directly to large space, aviation, defense, energy and medical companies, or suppliers to those companies.

 

Specialty Solutions

 

Specialty Solutions is a collection of three businesses: Federal Industries, Procon, and Custom Hoists. These businesses differentiate themselves in their respective markets by collaborating with customers to develop and deliver custom solutions. 

 

Federal Industries provides merchandising solutions to retail and food service customers whose revenue stream is enhanced through food presentation. Federal focuses on the challenges of enabling retail and food service establishments to provide food and beverages that are fresh and appealing while at the same time providing for food safety, and energy efficiency. Our key differentiator is the ability to customize products to match customers’ décor within industry lead-time. This differentiator is used to target the convenience store, school cafeterias and quick-service restaurant segments.

 

Procon is a global supplier of pump solutions to the beverage, water, medical, welding and ink markets. Through collaboration between our customers and our product development teams, we provide custom fluid pumping solutions to OEM manufacturers, and aftermarket distributors. We manufacture globally, utilizing the latest techniques and processes to ensure the highest quality and acute attention to detail in order for our products to meet the demands of the applications and environmental conditions required by our customers.

 

Custom Hoists is a supplier of engineered hydraulic cylinders that meet customer specific requirements for demanding applications. Our engineering expertise coupled with broad manufacturing capabilities and responsiveness to customer needs drives our top line growth opportunities.  We leverage our full line of products for the construction markets in dump truck and trailer applications and deep expertise in the refuse market to expand into new adjacent markets, targeting the most challenging custom applications.  Flexible design capability, a global supply chain and speed to market enable us to be successful in growing our business.  Our team is dedicated to superior customer service through our technical engineering support and on-time delivery.  

 

Specialty Solutions Locations

 

Specialty Solutions products are designed and/or manufactured in Hayesville, OH; Smyrna TN; Nogales, MX; Belleville, WI; Tianjin, China; and Mountmellick, Ireland.

 

Markets and Applications

 

Federal custom designs and manufactures refrigerated, heated and dry merchandising display cases for bakery, deli, confectionary and packaged food products utilized in restaurants, convenience stores, quick-service restaurants, supermarkets, drug stores and institutions such as hotels, hospitals, and school cafeterias.

 

Procon designs and manufactures custom fluid pump solutions that are sold into the global carbonation, coffee, and beer chilling beverage markets as well as reverse osmosis water treatment, medical, welding, and industrial ink-jet printer markets.

 

Custom Hoists' designs and manufactures single and double acting telescopic and piston rod hydraulic cylinders for original and aftermarket use in construction equipment, refuse, airline support, mining, oil and gas, and other material handling applications.  We also sell specialty pneumatic cylinders and promote complete wet line kits, which are complete hydraulic systems that include a pump, valves, hoses and fittings.  Our products are utilized by OEMs on vehicles such as dump trucks, dump trailers, bottom dumps, garbage trucks (both recycling and rear loader), container roll off vehicles, hook lift trucks, liquid waste handlers, vacuum trucks, compactors, balers, airport catering vehicles, container handling equipment for airlines, lift trucks, yard tractors, and underground mining vehicles. 

 

Customers

 

Specialty Solutions products are sold to OEMs, distributors, service organizations, aftermarket repair outlets, end-users, dealers, buying groups, consultants, government agencies and manufacturers.

 

Working Capital

 

Our primary source of working capital is the cash generated from continuing operations. No segments require any special working capital needs outside of the normal course of business.

 

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Competition

 

Standex manufactures and markets products many of which have achieved a unique or leadership position in their market, however, we encounter competition in varying degrees in all product groups and for each product line. Competitors include domestic and foreign producers of the same and similar products. The principal methods of competition are industry and design expertise, product performance and technology, price, delivery schedule, quality of services, and other terms and conditions. Standex competes on the basis of Customer Intimacy in which our teams work as extensions of our customers organizations to apply our expertise and technology to address needs with customer solutions.

 

International Operations

 

International operations are conducted at 41 locations, in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. See the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for international operations financial data. Our net sales from continuing international operations increased from 41% in 2021 to 42% in 2022. International operations are subject to certain inherent risks in connection with the conduct of business in foreign countries including, exchange controls, price controls, limitations on participation in local enterprises, nationalizations, expropriation and other governmental action, restrictions of repatriation of earnings, and changes in currency exchange rates.

 

Research and Development

 

We develop and design new products to meet customer needs in order to offer enhanced products or to provide customized solutions for customers. Developing new and improved products, broadening the application of established products, and continuing efforts to improve our methods, processes, and equipment continues to drive our success. However, due to the nature of our manufacturing operations and the types of products manufactured, expenditures for research and development are not significant to any individual segment or in the aggregate. Research and development costs are quantified in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. 

 

Environmental Matters

 

Based on our knowledge and current known facts, we believe that we are presently in substantial compliance with all existing applicable environmental laws and regulations and do not anticipate (i) any instances of non-compliance that will have a material effect on our future capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position or (ii) any material capital expenditures for environmental control facilities.

 

Financial Information about Geographic Areas

 

Information regarding revenues from external customers attributed to the United States, all foreign countries and any individual foreign country, if material, is contained in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.”

 

Number of Employees

 

As of June 30, 2022, we employ approximately 3,800 employees of which approximately 1,200 are in the United States. About 200 of our U.S. employees are represented by unions. Approximately 45% of our production workforce is situated in low-cost manufacturing regions such as Mexico and portions of Asia.

 

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Executive Officers of Standex

 

The executive officers of the Company as of June 30, 2022 are as follows:

 

Name

Age

Principal Occupation During the Past Five Years

     

David Dunbar

60

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2014.

     

Ademir Sarcevic

47

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since September 2019. Various positions over the years at Pentair plc from 2012 to September 2019 with increasing responsibility ending as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

     

Alan J. Glass

58

Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company since April 2016. 

     

Sean Valashinas

51

Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer of the Company since October 2007.

     

Paul Burns

49

Vice President of Strategy and Business Development since July 2015.

     
Annemarie Bell 58 Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since July 2021, Vice President of Human Resources from June 2019 to July 2021, Interim Vice President of Human Resources from October 2018 through June 2019; Vice President of Human Resources for four of Standex business units from October 2015 through October 2018
     
Flavio Maschera 60 Vice President, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer since October 2021; President of Standex Engraving from 2016 through 2021.

 

The executive officers are elected each year at the first meeting of the Board of Directors subsequent to the annual meeting of stockholders, to serve for one-year terms of office. There are no family relationships among any of the directors or executive officers of the Company.

 

Long-Lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets are described and discussed in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements under the caption “Long-Lived Assets.”

 

Available Information

 

Standex’s corporate headquarters are at 23 Keewaydin Drive, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, and our telephone number at that location is (603) 893-9701.

 

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) maintains an internet website at www.sec.gov that contains our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and proxy statements, and all amendments thereto. Standex’s internet website address is www.standex.com. Our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and proxy statements, and all amendments thereto, are available free of charge on our website as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are electronically filed with or furnished to the SEC. In addition, our code of business conduct, our code of ethics for senior financial management, our corporate governance guidelines, and the charters of each of the committees of our Board of Directors (which are not deemed filed by this reference), are available on our website and are available in print to any Standex shareholder, without charge, upon request in writing to “Chief Legal Officer, Standex International Corporation, 23 Keewaydin Drive, Salem, New Hampshire, 03079.”

 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

An investment in the Company involves various risks, including those mentioned below and those that are discussed from time to time in our other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors should carefully consider these risks, along with the other information filed in this report, before making an investment decision regarding the Company. Any of these risks could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and/or value of an investment in the Company.

 

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has, and could continue to adversely affect our revenues, operating results, cash flow and financial condition.

 

Our business and operations, and the operations of our suppliers, business partners and customers, have been, and are expected to continue to be adversely affected by the ongoing Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic which is impacting worldwide economic activity including in many countries or localities in which we operate, sell, or purchase goods and services. There can be no assurance that COVID-19 will not impact our business generally as a result of the virus’ potential impact on delays in supply chain, production and/or purchases from our customers and timely payment from any customers who may be experiencing liquidity issues due to the pandemic. Due to the spread of COVID-19, we, at times, have modified our business practices, including employee travel restrictions, employee work locations, and cancellation of physical participation in non-critical meetings, events and conferences pursuant to applicable government guidelines. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19, which could adversely impact our ability to perform critical functions, such as the research and development of new products, the manufacture of our products, and the distribution and sale of our products. Moreover, while each of our operations has prepared business continuity plans to address COVID-19 concerns, in an effort to ensure that we are protecting our employees, continuing to operate our business and service our customers’ needs, there is no guarantee that such plans will anticipate or fully mitigate the various impacts the pandemic may have. While it is not possible at this time to estimate the scope and severity of the impact that  COVID-19  will have on our operations, the continued spread of  COVID-19, the measures taken by the governments of countries affected, actions taken to protect employees, actions taken to shut down or temporarily discontinue operations in certain locations, and the impact of the pandemic on various business activities in affected countries and the economy generally, could adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. The ultimate extent to which COVID-19 impacts our business will depend on the severity, location and duration of the spread of COVID-19, the actions undertaken by local and world governments and health officials to contain the virus or treat its effects, and the success of ongoing efforts distribute vaccines.

 

A deterioration in the domestic and international economic environment, whether by way of current inflationary conditions or potential recessionary conditions, could adversely affect our operating results, cash flow and financial condition.

 

Current inflationary conditions in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world have increased virtually all of our costs including our cost of materials, labor and transportation. We attempt to maintain our profit margins by anticipating such inflationary pressures and increasing our prices where possible in accordance with contractual requirements and competitive conditions. While we thus far have been largely successful in mitigating the impact of current inflationary conditions, we may be unable to continue to increase our own prices sufficiently to offset cost increases, and, to the extent that we are able to do so, we may not be able to maintain existing operating margins and profitability. Additionally, competitors operating in regions with less inflationary pressure may be able to compete more effectively which could further impact our ability to increases prices and/or result in lost sales. 

 

Recessionary economic conditions, with or without a tightening of credit, could adversely impact major markets served by our businesses, including cyclical markets such as automotive, aviation, energy and power, heavy construction vehicle, general industrial, consumer appliances and food service. An economic recession could adversely affect our business by:

 

 

reducing demand for our products and services, particularly in markets where demand for our products and services is cyclical;

 

causing delays or cancellations of orders for our products or services;

 

reducing capital spending by our customers;

 

increasing price competition in our markets;

 

increasing difficulty in collecting accounts receivable;

 

increasing the risk of excess or obsolete inventories;

 

increasing the risk of impairment to long-lived assets due to reduced use of manufacturing facilities;

 

increasing the risk of supply interruptions that would be disruptive to our manufacturing processes; and

 

reducing the availability of credit and spending power for our customers.

 

 

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We rely on our credit facility to provide us with sufficient capital to operate our businesses and to fund acquisitions.

 

We rely on our revolving credit facility, in part along with operating cash flow, to provide us with sufficient capital to operate our businesses and to fund acquisitions. The availability of borrowings under our revolving credit facility is dependent upon our compliance with the covenants set forth in the facility, including the maintenance of certain financial ratios. Our ability to comply with these covenants is dependent upon our future performance, which is subject to economic conditions in our markets along with factors that are beyond our control. Violation of those covenants could result in our lenders restricting or terminating our borrowing ability under our credit facility, cause us to be liable for covenant waiver fees or other obligations, or trigger an event of default under the terms of our credit facility, which could result in acceleration of the debt under the facility and require prepayment of the debt before its due date. Even if new financing is available, in the event of a default under our current credit facility, the interest rate charged on any new borrowing could be substantially higher than under the current credit facility, thus adversely affecting our overall financial condition. If our lenders reduce or terminate our access to amounts under our credit facility, we may not have sufficient capital to fund our working capital needs and/or acquisitions or we may need to secure additional capital or financing to fund our working capital requirements or to repay outstanding debt under our credit facility or to fund acquisitions.

 

Our credit facility contains covenants that restrict our activities.

 

Our revolving credit facility contains covenants that restrict our activities, including our ability to:

 

 

incur additional indebtedness;

 

make investments, including acquisitions;

 

create liens;

 

pay cash dividends to shareholders unless we are compliant with the financial covenants set forth in the credit facility; and

 

sell material assets.

 

Our global operations subject us to international business risks.

 

We operate in 41 locations outside of the United States in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, and South Africa. If we are unable to successfully manage the risks inherent to the operation and expansion of our global businesses, those risks could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, cash flow or financial condition. These international business risks include:

 

 

fluctuations in currency exchange rates;

 

changes in government regulations;

 

restrictions on repatriation of earnings;

 

import and export controls;

 

political, social and economic instability;

 

potential adverse tax consequences;

 

difficulties in staffing and managing multi-national operations;

 

unexpected changes in zoning or other land-use requirements;

 

difficulties in our ability to enforce legal rights and remedies; and

 

changes in regulatory requirements.4

 

Failure to achieve expected savings and synergies could adversely impact our operating profits and cash flows.

 

We focus on improving profitability through LEAN enterprise, low-cost sourcing and manufacturing initiatives, improving working capital management, developing new and enhanced products, consolidating factories where appropriate, automating manufacturing processes, diversification efforts and completing acquisitions which deliver synergies to stimulate sales and growth. If we are unable to successfully execute these programs, such failure could adversely affect our operating profits and cash flows. In addition, actions we may take to consolidate manufacturing operations to achieve cost savings or adjust to market developments may result in restructuring charges that adversely affect our profits.

 

Violation of anti-bribery or similar laws by our employees, business partners or agents could result in fines, penalties, damage to our reputation or other adverse consequences.

 

We cannot assure that our internal controls, code of conduct and training of our employees will provide complete protection from reckless or criminal acts of our employees, business partners or agents that might violate United States or international laws relating to anti-bribery or similar topics. A violation of these laws could subject us to civil or criminal investigations that could result in substantial civil or criminal fines and penalties, and which could damage our reputation.

 

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We face significant competition in our markets and, if we are not able to respond to competition in our markets, our net sales, profits and cash flows could decline.

 

Our businesses operate in highly competitive markets. To compete effectively, we must retain long standing relationships with significant customers, offer attractive pricing, maintain product quality, meet customer delivery requirements, develop enhancements to products that offer performance features that are superior to our competitors and which maintain our brand recognition, continue to automate our manufacturing capabilities, continue to grow our business by establishing relationships with new customers, diversify into emerging markets and penetrate new markets. In addition, many of our businesses experience sales churn as customers seek lower cost suppliers. We attempt to offset this churn through our continual pursuit of new business opportunities. However, if we are unable to compete effectively or succeed in our pursuit of new business opportunities, our net sales, profitability and cash flows could decline. Pricing pressures resulting from competition may adversely affect our net sales and profitability.

 

If we are unable to successfully introduce new products and product enhancements, our future growth could be impaired.

 

Our ability to develop new products and innovations to satisfy customer needs or demands in the markets we serve can affect our competitive position and often requires significant investment of resources. Difficulties or delays in research, development or production of new products and services or failure to gain market acceptance of new products and technologies may significantly reduce future net sales and adversely affect our competitive position.

 

Increased prices or significant shortages of the commodities that we use in our businesses could result in lower net sales, profits and cash flows

 

We purchase large quantities of steel, aluminum, refrigeration components, freight services, and other metal commodities for the manufacture of our products. We also purchase significant quantities of relatively rare elements used in the manufacture of certain of our electronics products. Historically, prices for commodities and rare elements have fluctuated, and we are unable to enter into long-term contracts or other arrangements to hedge the risk of price increases in many of these commodities. Significant price increases for these commodities and rare elements could adversely affect our operating profits if we cannot timely mitigate the price increases by successfully sourcing lower cost commodities or rare elements or by passing the increased costs on to customers. Shortages or other disruptions in the supply of these commodities or rare elements could delay sales or increase costs.

 

Current and threatened tariffs on components and finished goods from China and other countries could result in lower net sales, profits and cash flows and could impair the value of our investments in our Chinese operations.

 

As part of our low-cost country sourcing strategy, we (i) maintain manufacturing facilities in China and (ii) import certain components and finished goods from our own facilities and third-party suppliers in China. Many of the components and finished goods we import from China are subject to tariffs enacted by the United States government. While we attempt to pass on these additional costs to our customers, competitive factors (including competitors who import from other countries not subject to such tariffs) may limit our ability to sustain price increases and, as a result, may adversely impact our net sales, profits and cash flows. The maintenance of such tariffs over the long-term also could impair the value of our investments in our Chinese operations. In addition, the imposition of tariffs may influence the sourcing habits of certain end users of our products and services which, in turn, could have a direct impact on the requirements of our direct customers for our products and services. Such an impact could adversely affect our net sales, profits and cash flows.

 

An inability to identify or complete future acquisitions could adversely affect our future growth.

 

As part of our growth strategy, we intend to pursue acquisitions that provide opportunities for profitable growth for our businesses and enable us to leverage our competitive strengths. While we continue to evaluate potential acquisitions, we may not be able to identify and successfully negotiate suitable acquisitions, obtain financing for future acquisitions on satisfactory terms, obtain regulatory approval for certain acquisitions or otherwise complete acquisitions in the future. An inability to identify or complete future acquisitions could limit our future growth.

 

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We may experience difficulties in integrating acquisitions.

 

Integration of acquired companies involves several risks, including:

 

 

inability to operate acquired businesses profitably;

 

failure to accomplish strategic objectives for those acquisitions;

 

unanticipated costs relating to acquisitions or to the integration of the acquired businesses;

 

difficulties in achieving planned cost savings synergies and growth opportunities; and

 

possible future impairment charges for goodwill and non-amortizable intangible assets that are recorded as a function of acquisitions.

 

Additionally, our level of indebtedness may increase in the future if we finance acquisitions with debt, which would cause us to incur additional interest expense and could increase our vulnerability to general adverse economic and industry conditions and limit our ability to service our debt or obtain additional financing. We cannot assure that future acquisitions will not have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

 

Impairment charges could reduce our profitability.

 

We test goodwill and our other intangible assets with indefinite useful lives for impairment on an annual basis or on an interim basis if a potential impairment factor arises that indicates the fair value of the reporting unit may fall below its carrying value. Various uncertainties, including continued adverse conditions in the capital markets or changes in general economic conditions, could impact the future operating performance at one or more of our businesses which could significantly affect our valuations and could result in additional future impairments. The recognition of an impairment of a significant portion of goodwill would negatively affect our results of operations.

 

Materially adverse or unforeseen legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements could have an adverse impact on our profits and cash flows.

 

We are and may, from time to time, become a party to legal proceedings incidental to our businesses, including, but not limited to, alleged claims relating to product liability, environmental compliance, patent infringement, commercial disputes and employment and regulatory matters. In accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, we establish reserves based on our assessment of contingent liabilities. Subsequent developments in legal proceedings may affect our assessment and estimates of loss contingencies, recorded as reserves, which could require us to record additional reserves or make material payments which could adversely affect our profits and cash flows. Even the successful defense of legal proceedings may cause us to incur substantial legal costs and may divert management's time and resources away from our businesses.

 

The costs of complying with existing or future environmental regulations, and of correcting any violations of these regulations, could impact our profitability.

 

We are subject to a variety of environmental laws relating to the storage, discharge, handling, emission, generation, use and disposal of chemicals, hazardous waste and other toxic and hazardous materials used to manufacture, or resulting from the process of manufacturing, our products and providing our services. We cannot predict the nature, scope or effect of regulatory requirements to which our operations might be subject or the manner in which existing or future laws will be administered or interpreted. We are also exposed to potential legacy environmental risks relating to businesses we no longer own or operate. Future regulations could be applied to materials, products or activities that have not been subject to regulation previously. The costs of complying with new or more stringent regulations, or with more vigorous enforcement of these or existing regulations, could be significant.

 

In addition, properly permitted waste disposal facilities used by us as a legal and legitimate repository for hazardous waste may in the future become mismanaged or abandoned without our knowledge or involvement. In such event, legacy landfill liability could attach to or be imposed upon us in proportion to the waste deposited at any disposal facility.

 

Environmental laws require us to maintain and comply with a number of permits, authorizations and approvals and to maintain and update training programs and safety data regarding materials used in our processes. Violations of these requirements could result in financial penalties and other enforcement actions. We could be required to halt one or more portions of our operations until a violation is cured. Although we attempt to operate in compliance with these environmental laws, we may not succeed in this effort at all times. The costs of curing violations or resolving enforcement actions that might be initiated by government authorities could be substantial.

 

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The costs of complying with existing or future regulations applicable to our products, and of correcting any violations of such regulations, could impact our profitability.

 

Certain of our products are subject to regulations promulgated by administrative agencies such as the Department of Energy, Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the Food and Drug Administration. Such regulations, among other matters, specify requirements regarding energy efficiency and product safety. Regulatory violations could result in financial penalties and other enforcement actions. We could be required to halt production of one or more products until a violation is cured. Although we attempt to produce our products in compliance with these requirements, the costs of curing violations or resolving enforcement actions that might be initiated by administrative agencies could be substantial.

 

Our results could be adversely affected by natural disasters, political crises, labor unrest or other catastrophic events.

 

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and other adverse weather and climate conditions; political crises, such as terrorist attacks, war, labor unrest, and other political instability; or other catastrophic events, such as disasters occurring at our suppliers' manufacturing facilities, whether occurring in the United States or internationally, could disrupt our operations or the operations of one or more of our suppliers. Certain of our key manufacturing facilities are located in geographic areas with a higher than nominal risk of earthquake and flood (such as Japan) and hurricane (such as South Carolina). The effects of global warming have elevated the possibility of natural catastrophes which could impact these and other locations as well as the locations of certain of our customers and suppliers. Certain of our key facilities are in areas of higher than nominal political risk (such as China). The labor workforces in four of our U.S. facilities belong to unions and a strike, slowdown or other concerted effort could adversely impact production at the affected facility. To the extent any of these events occur, our operations and financial results could be adversely affected.

 

An expansion of the current war in Ukraine could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

To date, we have experienced minimal impacts on our businesses related to the ongoing war in Ukraine, beyond the general impact on global energy prices and other economic conditions. However, customer demand for our products and services as well as raw material and components from our suppliers may be impacted in the future if the war was to extend beyond Ukrainian borders, especially into Europe. Any of these impacts could have an adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

 

We depend on our key personnel and the development of high potential employees; the loss of their services may adversely affect our business.

 

We believe that our success depends on our ability to hire new talent, develop existing talent and the continued employment of our senior management team and other key personnel. If one or more members of our senior management team or other key personnel were unable or unwilling to continue in their present positions, our business could be seriously harmed. In addition, if any of our key personnel joins a competitor or forms a competing company, some of our customers might choose to use the services of that competitor or those of a new company instead of our own. Other companies seeking to develop capabilities and products or services similar to ours may hire away some of our key personnel. If we are unable to maintain and develop our key personnel and attract new employees, the execution of our business strategy may be hindered and our growth limited.

 

Strategic divestitures and contingent liabilities from businesses that we sell could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

From time to time, we have sold and may continue to sell business that we consider to be either underperforming or no longer part of our strategic vision. The sale of any such business could result in a financial loss and/or write-down of goodwill which could have a material adverse effect on our results for the financial reporting period during which such sale occurs. In addition, in connection with such divestitures, we have retained, and may in the future retain responsibility for some of the known and unknown contingent liabilities related to certain divestitures such as lawsuits, tax liabilities, product liability claims, and environmental matters.

 

The trading price of our common stock has been volatile, and investors in our common stock may experience substantial losses.

 

The trading price of our common stock has been volatile and may become volatile again in the future. The trading price of our common stock could decline or fluctuate in response to a variety of factors, including:

 

 

our failure to meet the performance estimates of securities analysts;

 

changes in financial estimates of our net sales and operating results or buy/sell recommendations by securities analysts;

 

fluctuations in our quarterly operating results;

 

substantial sales of our common stock;

 

changes in the amount or frequency of our payment of dividends or repurchases of our common stock;

 

general stock market conditions; or

 

other economic or external factors.

 

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Decreases in discount rates and actual rates of return could require an increase in future pension contributions to our pension plans which could limit our flexibility in managing our Company.

 

The discount rate and the expected rate of return on plan assets represent key assumptions inherent in our actuarially calculated pension plan obligations and pension plan expense. If discount rates and actual rates of return on invested plan assets were to decrease significantly, our pension plan obligations could increase materially. Although our pension plans have been frozen, the size of future required pension contributions could require us to dedicate a greater portion of our cash flow from operations to making contributions, which could negatively impact our financial flexibility.

 

Our business could be negatively impacted by cybersecurity threats, information systems and network interruptions, and other security threats or disruptions.

 

Our information technology networks and related systems are critical to the operation of our business and essential to our ability to successfully perform day-to-day operations. Cybersecurity threats are persistent, evolve quickly, and include, but are not limited to, computer viruses, ransomware, attempts to access information, denial of service and other electronic security breaches. These events could disrupt our operations or customers and other third-party IT systems in which we are involved and could negatively impact our reputation among our customers and the public which could have a negative impact on our financial conditions, results of operations, or liquidity.

 

We are subject to increasing regulation associated with data privacy and processing, the violation of which could result in significant penalties and harm our reputation.

 

Regulatory scrutiny of privacy, data protection, collection, use and sharing of data is increasing on a global basis. Like all global companies, we are subject to a number of laws, rules and directives (“privacy laws”) relating to the collection, use, retention, security, processing and transfer (“processing”) of personally identifiable information about our employees, customers and suppliers (“personal data”) in the countries where we operate. The most notable of these privacy laws is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which came into effect in 2018. GDPR extends the scope of the EU data protection law to all foreign companies processing data of EU residents and imposes a strict data protection compliance regime with severe penalties for non-compliance of up to the greater of 4% of worldwide turnover and €20 million. While we continue to strengthen our data privacy and protection policies and to train our personnel accordingly, a determination that there have been violations of GDPR or other privacy or data protection laws could expose us to significant damage awards, fines and other penalties that could, individually or in the aggregate, materially harm our results of operations and reputation.

 

Various restrictions in our charter documents, Delaware law and our credit agreement could prevent or delay a change in control that is not supported by our board of directors.

 

We are subject to several provisions in our charter documents, Delaware law and our credit facility that may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or change of control that a stockholder may consider favorable. These anti-takeover provisions include:

 

 

maintaining a classified board and imposing advance notice procedures for nominations of candidates for election as directors and for stockholder proposals to be considered at stockholders' meetings;

 

a provision in our certificate of incorporation that requires the approval of the holders of 80% of the outstanding shares of our common stock to adopt any agreement of merger, the sale of substantially all of the assets of the Company to a third party or the issuance or transfer by the Company of voting securities having a fair market value of $1 million or more to a third party, if in any such case such third party is the beneficial owner of 10% or more of the outstanding shares of our common stock, unless the transaction has been approved prior to its consummation by all of our directors;

 

requiring the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 80% of the outstanding shares of our common stock for stockholders to amend our amended and restated by-laws;

 

covenants in our credit facility restricting mergers, asset sales and similar transactions; and

 

the Delaware anti-takeover statute contained in Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

 

Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law prohibits a merger, consolidation, asset sale or other similar business combination between the Company and any stockholder of 15% or more of our voting stock for a period of three years after the stockholder acquires 15% or more of our voting stock, unless (1) the transaction is approved by our board of directors before the stockholder acquires 15% or more of our voting stock, (2) upon completing the transaction the stockholder owns at least 85% of our voting stock outstanding at the commencement of the transaction, or (3) the transaction is approved by our board of directors and the holders of 66 2/3% of our voting stock, excluding shares of our voting stock owned by the stockholder.

 

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

 

None.

 

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Item 2. Properties

 

We operate a total of 61 facilities including manufacturing plants, service centers, and warehouses located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico. The Company owns 16 of the facilities and the others are leased. For the year ended June 30, 2022, the approximate building space utilized by each segment is as follows:

 

           

Area in Square Feet (in thousands)

 

Segment

 

Number of Locations

   

Leased

   

Owned

   

Total

 

Asia Pacific

    4       119       32       151  

EMEA(1)

    3       34       66       100  

Other Americas

    1       -       56       56  

United States

    6       118       90       208  

Electronics

    14       271       244       515  
                                 

Asia Pacific

    13       402       -       402  

EMEA(1)

    13       182       70       252  

Other Americas

    3       90       -       90  

United States

    6       142       79       221  

Engraving

    35       816       149       965  
                                 

United States

    1       164       -       164  

Scientific

    1       164       -       164  
                                 

EMEA(1)

    1       83       -       83  

United States

    2       107       171       278  

Engineering Technologies

    3       190       171       361  
                                 

Asia Pacific

    1       76       -       76  

EMEA(1)

    1       16       -       16  

Other Americas

    1       19       -       19  

United States

    3       35       198       233  

Specialty Solutions

    6       146       198       344  
                                 

United States

    2       20       -       20  

Corporate & Other

    2       20       -       20  

Total

    61       1,607       762       2,369  

 

(1) EMEA consists of Europe, Middle East and S. Africa.

 

In general, the buildings are in sound operating condition and are considered to be adequate for their intended purposes and current uses.

 

We own substantially all of the machinery and equipment utilized in our businesses.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

 

Discussion of legal matters is incorporated by reference to Part II, Item 8, Note 12, “CONTINGENCIES,” in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not Applicable

 

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PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Standex Common Stock

 

Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

The principal market in which the Common Stock of Standex is traded is the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SXI”. The approximate number of stockholders of record on July 31, 2022 was 1,247.

 

Additional information regarding our equity compensation plans is presented in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements under the caption “Stock-Based Compensation and Purchase Plans” and Item 12 “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.”

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities (1)

                               

Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

                               

Period

 

(a) Total Number of Shares (or units) Purchased

   

(b) Average Price Paid per Share (or unit)

   

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

   

(d) Maximum Number (or Appropriate Dollar Value) of Shares (or units) that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs

 

April 1 - April 30, 2022

    -     $ -       -     $ 100,648  

May 1 - May 31, 2022

    107,314       93.16       107,314       90,651  

June 1 - June 30, 2022

    -       -       -       90,651  

TOTAL

    107,314     $ 93.16       107,314     $ 90,651  

 

(1) The Company has a Stock Buyback Program (the “Program”) which was originally announced on January 30, 1985 and most recently amended on April 28, 2022. Under the Program, the Company is authorized to repurchase up to an aggregate of $200 million of its shares. Under the program, purchases may be made from time to time on the open market, including through 10b5-1 trading plans, or through privately negotiated transactions, block transactions, or other techniques in accordance with prevailing market conditions and the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Board’s authorization is open-ended and does not establish a timeframe for the purchases. The Company is not obligated to acquire a particular number of shares, and the program may be discontinued at any time at the Company’s discretion.

 

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The following graph compares the cumulative total stockholder return on the Company’s Common Stock as of the end of each of the last five fiscal years, with the cumulative total stockholder return on the Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 (Industrial Segment) Index and on the Russell 2000 Index, assuming an investment of $100 in each at their closing prices on June 30, 2017 and the reinvestment of all dividends.

 

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Item 6. Selected Consolidated Financial Data

 

Not Applicable
 

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

 

Overview

 

We are a diversified industrial manufacturer with leading positions in a variety of products and services that are used in diverse commercial and industrial markets. We have seven operating segments that aggregate to five reportable segments. Please refer to Item 1. Business, above, for additional information regarding our segment structure and management strategy.

 

As part of our ongoing strategy:

 

 

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In the third quarter of fiscal year 2022, we acquired Sensor Solutions, a designer and manufacturer of customized standard magnetic sensor products including hall effect switch and latching sensors, linear and rotary sensors, and specialty sensors. Sensor Solutions' customer base in automotive, industrial, medical, aerospace, military and consumer electronics end markets are a strategic fit and expand our presence in these markets. Sensor Solution's operates one light manufacturing facility in Colorado. Its results are reported within our Electronics segment. 

 

 

o

In the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, we divested Enginetics Corporation (“Enginetics”) our jet engine components business reported within our Engineering Technologies segment, to Enjet Aero, LLC, a privately held aerospace engine component manufacturing company. This divestiture allows us to focus on the higher growth and margin opportunities of our core spin forming solutions business that serves the space, commercial aviation and defense end markets.  We received $11.7 million cash consideration and recorded a pre-tax loss on the sale of $14.6 million in the Consolidated Financial Statements including a goodwill impairment charge of $7.6 million, assigned to the entirety of the Engineering Technologies segment, and a $5.4 million write-down of intangible assets.  

 

 

o

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, we acquired Renco Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of customized standard magnetics components and products including transformers, inductors, chokes and coils for power and RF applications.  Renco’s end markets and customer base in areas such as consumer and industrial applications are highly complementary to our existing business with the potential to further expand key account relationships and capitalize on cross selling opportunities between the two companies.  Renco operates one manufacturing facility in Florida and is supported by contract manufacturers in Asia.  Renco’s results are reported within our Electronics segment beginning in fiscal year 2021.

 

 

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During the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, we initiated a program and signed an agreement to divest our Master-Bilt and NorLake businesses (together our Refrigerated Solutions Group or RSG).  This divestiture allowed us to continue the simplification of our portfolio and enabled us to focus more clearly on those of our businesses that sell differentiated products and which have higher growth and margin profiles.  The divestiture was finalized and consideration was exchanged in the fourth quarter of 2020.  Results of RSG in current and prior periods have been classified as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Financial Statements.  

 

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As a result of these portfolio moves, we have transformed Standex to a company with a more focused group of businesses selling customized solutions to high value end markets via a compelling customer value proposition.  The narrowing of the portfolio allows for greater management focus on driving operational disciplines and positions us well to use our cash flow from operations to invest selectively in our ongoing pipeline of organic and inorganic opportunities.

 

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 investments in capital assets to upgrade our facilities, improve productivity and lower costs, invest in the strategic growth programs described above, including organic growth and acquisitions, and to return cash to our shareholders through payment of dividends and stock buybacks. 

 

Restructuring expenses reflect costs associated with our efforts of continuously improving operational efficiency and expanding globally in order to remain competitive in our end-user markets.  We incur costs for actions to size our businesses to a level appropriate for current economic conditions, improve our cost structure, enhance our competitive position and increase operating margins.  Such expenses include costs for moving facilities to locations that allow for lower fixed and variable costs, external consultants who provide additional expertise 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.

 

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Company

 

Given the global nature of our business and the number of our facilities worldwide, we continue to be impacted globally by COVID-19 related issues. We have taken effective action around the world to protect our health and safety, continue to serve our customers, support our communities and manage our cash flows.  Our priority was and remains the health and safety of all of our employees.  Each of our facilities is following safe practices as defined in their local jurisdictions as well as sharing experiences and innovative ways of overcoming challenges brought on by the crisis during updates with global site leaders.  We are rigorously following health protocols in our plants, including changing work cell configurations and revising shift schedules when appropriate, in order to do our best to maintain operations.  Initially, we experienced revenue reductions in many of our businesses due to the impact that the pandemic had on our customers. Conversely, public and private sector responses to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, especially in the United States, have resulted in increased sales of scientific refrigeration equipment to customers within our Scientific reporting segment. While overall customer demand has rebounded from the impact of the pandemic, more recently we have been impacted by (i) supply chain shortages, (ii) increased material costs, (iii) labor shortages, especially in North America, and (iv) lockdowns implemented by the Chinese government in select cities in which we operate. Like other industrial manufacturers, we are impacted by rising inflation which we attempt to manage through appropriate pricing actions and enhanced production efficiency measures.

 

We exited the fourth quarter of 2022 with $104.8 million in cash and $175.0 million of borrowings under our revolving credit facility.  Our leverage ratio covenant, as defined in our revolving credit agreement, was 0.98 to 1 and allowed us the capacity to borrow an additional $312.6 million at June 30, 2022.  We believe that we have sufficient liquidity around the world and access to financing to execute on our short and long-term strategic plans.

 

Finally, we continue to monitor our ability to participate in any governmental assistance programs available to us in each of our global locations and participate in these programs as available and appropriate. 

 

Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations (in thousands):

 

   

2022

   

2021

   

2020

 

Net sales

  $ 735,339     $ 656,232     $ 604,535  

Gross profit margin

    36.7 %     36.8 %     35.6 %

Restructuring costs

    4,399       3,478       4,669  

Acquisition related expenses

    1,618       931       1,759  

Other operating expense

    5,745       -       -  

Loss on sale of business

    -       (14,624 )     -  

Income from operations

    88,294       59,165       60,528  
                         

Backlog (realizable within 1 year)

  $ 256,248     $ 210,491     $ 152,304  

 

   

2022

   

2021

   

2020

 

Net sales

  $ 735,339     $ 656,232     $ 604,535  

Components of change in sales:

                       

Effect of acquisitions

    1,918       25,554       11,635  

Effect of exchange rates

    (9,874 )     14,471       (6,089 )

Effect of business divestitures

    (9,239 )     (3,633 )     -  

Organic sales change

    96,302       15,305       (40,942 )

 

Net sales increased for fiscal year 2022 by $79.1 million or 12.1% when compared to the prior year. Organic sales increased $96.3 million or 14.7% primarily due to pricing actions and strong demand in our Electronics segment, acquisitions had a $1.9 million impact on sales, and foreign currency had a $9.9 million or 1.5% negative impact on sales. Net sales in the prior year included revenue of $9.2 million related to our divested Enginetics business. We discuss our results and outlook for each segment below. 

 

Net sales increased for fiscal year 2021 by $51.7 million or 8.6% when compared to the prior year end. The acquisition of Renco contributed $25.6 million or 4.2% to overall sales growth. Organic sales increased $15.3 million or 2.5% primarily as a result of impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery, and foreign currency had a $14.5 million or 2.4% positive impact on sales. These increases were offset by a $3.6 million impact on sales due to the divestiture of Enginetics in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021.

 

Gross Profit 

 

Gross profit in fiscal year 2022 increased to $269.9 million, or a gross margin of 36.7% as compared to $241.3 million, or a gross margin of 36.8% in fiscal year 2021. This increase is a result of organic sales increases, productivity initiatives and targeted prices increases, partially offset by raw material and ocean freight cost headwinds, a one-time project related charge at Engineering Technologies, along with production decreases due to a temporary work stoppage in our Specialty Solutions segment which was resolved during the first quarter.

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Gross profit in fiscal year 2021 increased to $241.3 million, or a gross margin of 36.8% as compared to $215.5 million, or a gross margin of 35.6% in fiscal year 2020. This increase is a result of organic sales increases, productivity initiatives and targeted prices increases, offset by raw material and ocean freight cost headwinds, along with business mix. 

 

Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses, (“SG&A”) for the fiscal year 2022 were $169.9 million, or 23.1% of sales compared to $163.1 million, or 24.8% of sales during the prior year. SG&A expenses during this period were primarily impacted by increased distribution expenses associated with the customer mix and higher organic sales volume and increased research and development spending to drive future product initiatives.

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses, (“SG&A”) for the fiscal year 2021 were $163.1 million, or 24.8% of sales compared to $148.5 million, or 24.6% of sales during the prior year. SG&A expenses during this period were impacted by approximately $4.8 million of SG&A expenses related to the Renco acquisition, increased distribution expenses of $2.0 million as a result of increased organic sales, an increase in research and development spending to drive future product initiatives, and general wage inflation, offset by productivity and cost out actions. 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

During fiscal year 2022, we incurred restructuring expenses of $4.4 million, primarily related to productivity improvements, facility rationalization activities, and global headcount reductions within our Engraving and Electronics segments.

 

During fiscal year 2021, we incurred restructuring expenses of $3.5 million, primarily related to productivity improvements, facility rationalization activities, and global headcount reductions within our Engraving and Specialty Solutions segments.

 

Loss on Sale of Business

 

We recorded a pre-tax loss on sale of the Enginetics business of $14.6 million for fiscal year 2021. The loss included a $7.6 million impairment of goodwill assigned to the entirety of the Engineering Technologies segment and a $5.4 million write-down of intangible assets. 

 

Acquisition Related Expenses

 

We incurred acquisition related expenses of $1.6 million and $0.9 million in fiscal year 2022 and 2021, respectively. Acquisition related expenses typically consist of due diligence, integration, and valuation expenses incurred in connection with recent or pending acquisitions.

 

Other Operating Expense 

 

We incurred expense of $5.7 million in fiscal year 2022 related to a litigation accrual. Refer to Part II, Item 8, Note 12, "CONTINGENCIES," in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for details.

 

Income from Operations

 

Income from operations for the fiscal year 2022 was $88.3 million, compared to $59.2 million during the prior year. The $29.1 million increase, or 49.2% is primarily due to the loss on sale of the Enginetics business of $14.6 million in the prior year, income from organic sales increases and pricing actions, along with cost reduction activities and productivity improvement initiatives implemented in all of our businesses, partially offset by material inflation, logistics and labor costs as well as the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown in China in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2022 and a litigation charge of $5.7 million.

 

Income from operations for the fiscal year 2021 was $59.2 million, compared to $60.5 million during the prior year. The $1.4 million decrease, or 2.3% is primarily due to the loss on sale of the Enginetics business of $14.6 million along with material inflation, partially offset by income from organic sales increases and pricing actions, along with cost reduction activities and productivity improvement initiatives implemented in all of our businesses.

 

Discussion of the performance of each of our reportable segments is fully explained in the segment analysis that follows.  

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense for the fiscal year 2022 was $5.9 million a decrease of $0.1 million as compared to the prior year. Interest expense for the fiscal year 2021 was $6.0 million, a decrease of $1.5 million as compared to the prior year.

 

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Income Taxes

 

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was enacted to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Among other things, the CARES Act allows a five-year carryback period for tax losses generated in 2019 through 2021. The June 30, 2021 tax provision includes benefits of $0.2 million and $0.8 million from tax losses in the years ended June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2020, respectively, that the CARES Act allows to be carried back to the years ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015, when the U.S. federal income tax rate was 35%.

 

The income tax provision from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022 was $19.8 million, or an effective rate of 24.4% compared to $14.2 million, or an effective rate of 26.9% for the year ended June 30, 2021, and $13.1 million, or an effective rate of 24.2% for the year ended June 30, 2020. Changes in the effective tax rates from period to period may be significant as they depend on many factors including, but not limited to, the amount of our income or loss, the mix of income earned in the US versus outside the US, the effective tax rate in each of the countries in which we earn income, and any one-time tax issues which occur during the period.

 

The income tax provision from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022 was impacted by the following items: (i) a tax provision of $4.3 million due to the mix of income in various jurisdictions, (ii) a tax benefit of $2.2 million related to Federal R&D credit and Foreign Tax credit (iii) a tax benefit of $1.3 million related to return-to-accrual adjustments to true up prior-period provision amounts, and (iv) a tax expense of $1.0 million related to uncertain tax position. 

 

The income tax provision from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 was impacted by the following items: (i) a tax provision of $5.1 million due to the mix of income in various jurisdictions, (ii) a tax benefit of $1.0 million from our 2019 and 2020 tax losses that the CARES Act allows to be carried back to 2014 and 2015, when the U.S. federal income tax rate was 35%, (iii) a tax benefit of $0.8 million related to Federal R&D credit and Foreign Tax Credit, (iv) a tax benefit of $1.7 million related to return-to-accrual adjustments to true-up up prior-period provision amounts, and (v) the tax expense of $1.2 million attributable to the divestiture of the Enginetics Corporation during the year.

 

The income tax provision from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 was impacted by the following items: (i) a tax benefit of $1.2 million related to the Federal R&D credit, (ii) a tax provision of $1.4 million due to the mix of income in various jurisdictions, (iii) a tax benefit of $0.7 million related to the release of uncertain tax provision reserves, and (iv) a tax provision of $0.8 million related to GILTI.

 

 

Capital Expenditures

 

Our capital spending is focused on growth initiatives, cost reduction activities, and upgrades to extend the capabilities of our capital assets.  In general, we anticipate our capital expenditures over the long-term will be approximately 3% to 5% of net sales. 

 

During fiscal year 2022, capital expenditures were $23.9 million or 3.2% of net sales, as compared to $21.4 million, or 3.3%, of net sales in the prior year. We expect 2023 capital spending to be between $35 million and $40 million.

 

Backlog

 

Backlog includes all active or open orders for goods and services.  Backlog also includes any future deliveries based on executed customer contracts, so long as such deliveries are based on agreed upon delivery schedules. Backlog orders are not necessarily an indicator of future sales levels because of variations in lead times and customer production demand pull systems, with the exception of Engineering Technologies. Customers may delay delivery of products or cancel orders prior to shipment, subject to possible cancellation penalties. Due to the nature of long-term agreements in the Engineering Technologies segment, the timing of orders and delivery dates can vary considerably resulting in significant backlog changes from one period to another. 

 

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Backlog orders are as follows (in thousands): 

 

   

As of June 30, 2022

   

As of June 30, 2021

 
   

Total

   

Backlog under

   

Total

   

Backlog under

 
   

Backlog

   

1 year

   

Backlog

   

1 year

 

Electronics

  $ 179,778     $ 149,247     $ 121,488     $ 118,322  

Engraving

    19,794       14,250       20,076       13,401  

Scientific

    4,356       4,356       5,872       5,871  

Engineering Technologies

    49,990       43,644       68,375       46,350  

Specialty Solutions

    47,569       44,751       31,356       26,547  

Total

  $ 301,487     $ 256,248     $ 247,167     $ 210,491  

 

Total backlog realizable within one year increased $45.8 million, or 21.7% to $256.3 million at June 30, 2022 from $210.5 million at June 30, 2021.  Electronics total backlog increased 46% due to demand in all geographic markets in response to the beginning of the global recovery from the pandemic, new business opportunities, plus an additional $2.3 million due to the acquisition of Sensor Solutions. Backlog declines in the Engineering Technologies segment are primarily due to project related timing, particularly in the space end market.

 

Changes in backlog under 1 year are as follows (in thousands):

 

   

As of June 30, 2022

 

Backlog under 1 year, prior year period

  $ 210,491  

Components of change in backlog:

       

Organic change

    43,504  

Effect of acquisitions

    2,253  

Backlog under 1 year, current period

  $ 256,248  

 

Segment Analysis (in thousands)

 

Overall Outlook

 

Looking forward to fiscal year 2023, we expect to be well-positioned, with anticipated continued improvement in key financial metrics, supported by productivity initiatives.

 

In general, for fiscal year 2023, we expect:

 

 

continued growth in transportation markets from electric vehicle programs, both the ramp up of existing business and new business opportunities, including sensors for chargers plugs and soft trim growth;

 

vaccine storage demand to decline after record COVID-19 related surge in fiscal year 2021 and early fiscal year 2022, countered by a return of demand from universities and research institutions;

  commercial aviation and defense end markets to remain strong with double digit sales increase from the prior year based on current program expectations;

 

space markets to remain attractive, with an anticipated moderate volume decline due to timing of production versus launch;

 

refuse and dump end markets to remain stable while being supported by investments in the U.S. infrastructure bill;

  strong Merchandising and Pumps business to benefit from return to pre-COVID-19 demand levels in food service equipment markets. 

 

Electronics

   

2022 compared to 2021

   

2021 compared to 2020

 

(in thousands except

             

%

               

%

 

percentages)

 

2022

   

2021

   

Change

   

2021

   

2020

   

Change

 

Net sales

  $304,290     $253,369    

20.1%

    $253,369     $185,294    

36.7%

 

Income from operations

  70,428     46,600    

51.1%

    46,600     29,749    

56.6%

 

Operating income margin

 

23.1%

   

18.4%

         

18.4%

   

16.1%

       

 

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Net sales in fiscal year 2022 increased $50.9 million, or 20.1%, when compared to the prior year. Organic sales increased $56.1 million, or 22.2%, reflecting a broad-based geographical recovery with continued strong demand for all product groups as well as new business opportunities, including the impact of a COVID-19 lockdown in China in the fourth fiscal quarter. Acquisitions in fiscal year 2022 added $1.9 million, or 0.8% in sales. The foreign currency impact decreased sales by $7.1 million, or 2.8%. 

 

Income from operations in the fiscal year 2022 increased $23.8 million, or 51.1%, when compared to the prior year. The operating income increase was the result of organic sales growth, various pricing actions and cost saving initiatives, partially offset by material and freight cost increases.

 

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, on a sequential basis, we expect a moderate increase in revenue due to continued positive end market demand trends and some recovery of sales deferred due to the COVID-19 lockdown in China. We also expect a slight sequential increase in operating margin reflecting the sales increase partially offset by product mix. 

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2021 increased 68.1 million, or 36.7%, when compared to the prior year as organic sales increased $35.9 million, or 3.6%. The Renco Electronics acquisition added $25.6 million or 13.8%. The foreign currency impacted increased sales by $6.6 million, or $6.5%. Organic sales growth was positive in all geographic areas as well as the product groups of magnetics, sensors and switching technologies supported by the rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic impact. 

 

Income from operations in the fiscal year 2021 increased $16.9 million, or 56.6% when compared to the prior year. The operating income increase was the result of organic sales growth, product line mix, various cost savings initiatives, and the impact of the Renco acquisition, offset by inflationary material cost increases.

 

Engraving

   

2022 compared to 2021

   

2021 compared to 2020

 

(in thousands except

             

%

               

%

 

percentages)

 

2022

   

2021

   

Change

   

2021

   

2020

   

Change

 

Net sales

  $146,255     $147,016    

(0.5%)

    $147,016     $143,736    

2.3%

 

Income from operations

  21,825     22,510    

(3.0%)

    22,510     20,493    

9.8%

 

Operating income margin

 

14.9%

   

15.3%

         

15.3%

   

14.3%

       

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2022 decreased by $0.8 million, or 0.5%, compared to the prior year. Organic sales increased by $0.9 million, or 0.6%, as a result of timing of projects. The sales increase was offset by foreign exchange impacts of $1.6 million, or 1.1%.

 

Income from operations in fiscal year 2022 decreased by $0.7 million, or 3.0%, when compared to the prior year, reflecting geographic mix, partially offset by productivity initiatives.

 

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, we expect a slight sequential decrease in revenue and operating margin due to project mix partially offset by operational improvements.

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2021 increased by $3.3 million or 2.3% compared to the prior year. Favorable foreign exchange impacts of $6.6 million, or 4.6%, for the period were offset by organic sales declines of $3.3 million, or 2.3%, as a result of the regional timing of automotive projects.

 

Income from operations in fiscal year 2021 increased by $2.0 million, or 9.8%, when compared to the prior year. The increase was primarily a result of cost savings initiatives partially offset by organic sales declines for the year. 

 

Scientific

 

   

2022 compared to 2021

   

2021 compared to 2020

 

(in thousands except

             

%

               

%

 

percentages)

 

2022

   

2021

   

Change

   

2021

   

2020

   

Change

 

Net sales

  $83,850     $79,421    

5.6%

    $79,421     $57,523    

38.1%

 

Income from operations

  17,861     18,240    

(2.1%)

    18,240     13,740    

32.8%

 

Operating income margin

 

21.3%

   

23.0%

         

23.0%

   

23.9%

       

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2022 increased by $4.4 million, or 5.6% when compared to the prior year.  The net sales increase reflects overall growth in end markets, such as pharmaceutical channels, clinical settings, and academic laboratories, including continued strong demand for cold storage surrounding COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the general market recovery as well as pricing actions.

 

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Income from operations in fiscal year 2022 decreased by $0.4 million, or 2.1%, reflecting higher freight costs and investments in new product development, offset by revenue growth and pricing actions.

 

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, on a sequential basis, we expect slight revenue and operating margin decrease due to lower COVID vaccine storage demand. 

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2021 remained relatively flat compared to the prior year. The net sales increase reflects overall growth in end markets including pharmaceutical channels, clinical laboratories, and academic institutions, primarily in response to customer needs for cold storage surrounding COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

 

Income from operations in fiscal year 2021 increased $4.5 million or 32.8%, reflecting revenue growth, partially offset by reinvestments in the business for future growth opportunities and increased freight costs. 

 

Engineering Technologies

 

   

2022 compared to 2021

   

2021 compared to 2020

 

(in thousands except

             

%

               

%

 

percentages)

 

2022

   

2021

   

Change

   

2021

   

2020

   

Change

 

Net sales

  $78,117     $75,562    

3.4%

    $75,562     $104,047    

(27.4%)

 

Income from operations

  8,776     6,164    

42.4%

    6,164     14,027    

(56.1%)

 

Operating income margin

 

11.2%

   

8.2%

         

8.2%

   

13.5%

       

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2022 increased $2.6 million or 3.4% when compared to the prior year. Sales distribution by market in 2022 was as follows: 40% space, 23% aviation, 19% defense, 7% energy, and 11% other markets. Sales in the prior year period included revenue of $9.2 million related to our divested Enginetics business. Excluding the impact of the divestiture, sales increased $11.8 million primarily due to customer demand in the commercial aviation market, along with an increase in sales into the space end market, particularly related to commercialization of space and a medical market customer demand surge. 

 

Income from operations in fiscal year 2022 increased $2.6 million or 42.4% when compared to the prior year. The increase was primarily due to cost saving measures implemented during the pandemic and maintained as economic activity resumed along with the absences of losses associated with the Enginetics business, offset by a $1.1 million one-time project-related charge.

 

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, on a sequential basis, we expect a moderate to significant decrease in revenue reflecting timing of projects and a slight decrease in operating margin, with productivity initiatives mostly offsetting the impact of the volume decline.

 

Net sales in fiscal year 2021 decreased $28.5 million or 27.4% when compared to the prior year. Sales distribution by market in 2021 was as follows: 40% space, 26% aviation, 19% defense, 7% energy, and 8% other markets. The decline was primarily due to the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial aviation segment, especially engine parts manufacturing, along with the divestiture of our Enginetics business.

 

Income from operations in fiscal year 2021 decreased $7.9 million or 56.1% when compared to the prior year. The decrease was primarily due to lower volume in the commercial aviation segment along with project timing in the energy markets. These declines were partially offset by higher defense segment sales, improvements in manufacturing efficiencies, and cost reductions in response to the reduced volume levels. 

 

Specialty Solutions

 

   

2022 compared to 2021

   

2021 compared to 2020

 

(in thousands except

             

%

               

%

 

percentages)

 

2022

   

2021

   

Change

   

2021

   

2020

   

Change

 

Net sales

  $122,827     $100,864    

21.8%

    $100,864     $113,935    

(11.5%)

 

Income from operations

  15,579     14,358    

8.5%

    14,358     18,546    

(22.6%)

 

Operating income margin

 

12.7%

   

14.2%

         

14.2%

   

16.3%

       

 

Net sales for fiscal year 2022 increased $22.0 million, or 21.8% when compared to the prior year. Organic sales increased $22.9 million, or 22.7%. Increased sales volume is primarily due to a continued recovery in the Pumps and Merchandising businesses and pricing actions, partially offset by the impact of a temporary work stoppage which was resolved during the first quarter.

 

Income from operations for fiscal year 2022 increased $1.2 million, or 8.5%, when compared to the prior year primarily as a result of increased sales volume in the Pumps and Merchandising businesses, partially offset by higher costs of labor, including the temporary work stoppage in the first quarter and higher raw material and ocean freight costs.

 

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In the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, on a sequential basis, we expect revenue to be similar and operating margin to slightly increase reflecting end market demand trends and the impact of pricing and productivity initiatives. 

 

Net sales for fiscal year 2021 decreased $13.1 million, or 11.5% when compared to the prior year. Organic sales declined $13.6 million, or 11.9%, partially offset by positive foreign exchange impacts of $0.5 million, or 0.5%. Decreased sales volume is primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier in the year, which created market downturns in the beverage, food service, and OEM equipment markets.

 

Income from operations for fiscal year 2021 decreased $4.2 million, or 22.6%, when compared to the prior year. The decrease during the period is primarily due to reduced sales volume in each of our businesses and increased raw material costs in the OEM equipment market, particularly for steel, partially offset by productivity and cost out actions.

 

Corporate, Restructuring and Other

 

   

2022 compared to 2021

   

2021 compared to 2020

 

(in thousands except

             

%

               

%

 

percentages)

 

2022

   

2021

   

Change

   

2021

   

2020

   

Change

 

Corporate

 

$ (34,413)

   

$ (29,674)

   

16.0%

   

$ (29,674)

   

$ (29,599)

   

0.3%

 

Loss on sale of business

 

-

   

(14,624)

   

(100.0%)

   

(14,624)

   

-

   

100.0%

 

Restructuring

 

(4,399)

   

(3,478)

   

26.5%

   

(3,478)

   

(4,669)

   

(25.5%)

 

Acquisition related expenses

 

(1,618)

   

(931)

   

73.8%

   

(931)

   

(1,759)

   

(47.1%)

 

Other operating expense

 

(5,745)

   

-

   

100.0%

   

-

   

-

   

-

 

 

Corporate expenses in fiscal year 2022 increased $4.7 million, or 16% when compared to the prior year, primarily due to employee related compensation accruals and research and development costs.

 

Corporate expenses remained flat in fiscal year 2021 primarily due to general wage inflation and benefit increases offset by cost saving reductions compared to the prior year.

 

The loss on sale of business, restructuring, and acquisition related expenses have been discussed above in the Company Overview. The increase in other operating expense in fiscal year 2022 reflects a $5.7 million litigation accrual. 

 

 

Discontinued Operations

 

In pursing our business strategy, the Company may divest certain businesses. Future divestitures may be classified as discontinued operations based on their strategic significance to the Company. Results of the Refrigerated Solutions Group and Cooking Solutions Group in current and prior periods have been classified as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Financial Statements and excluded from the results of continuing operations. Activity related to discontinued operations is as follows (in thousands):

 

   

Year Ended June 30,

 
   

2022

   

2021

   

2020

 

Net sales

  $ -     $ -     $ 111,841  
                         

Gain (loss) on sale of business

  $ -     $ -     $ (19,996 )

Transaction fees

    -       -       (1,933 )

Profit (loss) before taxes

  $ (113 )   $ (2,620 )   $ (23,439 )

Benefit (provision) for taxes

    24       550       2,613  

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

  $ (89 )   $ (2,070 )   $ (20,826 )

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At June 30, 2022, our total cash balance was $104.8 million, of which $94.2 million was held outside of the United States.  In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, we paid $25.0 million of our outstanding borrowings under the credit facility. During fiscal years 2022, 2021 and 2020, we repatriated $30.8 million, $37.6 million, and $39.2 million of our cash previously held outside of the United States, respectively.  During fiscal year 2023, we anticipate returning $30.0 million to $35.0 million of foreign cash, however, the amount and timing of cash repatriation during 2023 will be dependent upon foreign exchange rates and each business unit’s operational needs including requirements to fund working capital, capital expenditure, and jurisdictional tax payments.  The repatriation of cash balances from certain of our subsidiaries could have adverse tax consequences or be subject to capital controls; however, those balances are generally available without legal restrictions to fund ordinary business operations.

 

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Cash Flow

 

Net cash provided by continuing operating activities for the year ended June 30, 2022 was $78.1 million compared to net cash provided by continuing operating activities of $81.9 million in the prior year. We generated $101.7 million from income statement activities and used $23.1 million of cash to fund working capital increases. Cash flow used in investing activities for the year ended June 30, 2022 totaled $31.0 million. Uses of investing cash consisted primarily of capital expenditures of $23.9 million, $13.0 million for the acquisitions, $1.0 million used in other investing activities, offset by $5.0 million generated by proceeds from a life insurance policy related to the death of a retired Company executive and $1.8 million generated by sales of property, plant, and equipment. Cash used by financing activities for the year ended June 30, 2022 were $69.4 million and included stock repurchases of $31.4 million, repayments of debt of $25.0 million, cash paid for dividends of $12.2 million, and contingent consideration payments due to the seller of the Renco business of $2.2 million.

 

Net cash provided by continuing operating activities for the year ended June 30, 2021 was $81.9 million compared to net cash provided by continuing operating activities of $54.7 million in the prior year. We generated $94.7 million from income statement activities and generated $4.4 million of cash to fund working capital decreases. Cash flow used in investing activities for the year ended June 30, 2021 totaled $39.1 million.  Uses of investing cash consisted primarily of $27.4 million for the acquisition of Renco and capital expenditures of $21.75 million offset by $11.7 million of proceeds from the sale of the Enginetics business. Cash used by financing activities for the year ended June 30, 2021 were $31.7 million and included stock repurchases of $21.2 million and cash paid for dividends of $11.4 million.

 

We sponsor a number of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.  The U.S. pension plan is frozen for all participants.  We have evaluated the current and long-term cash requirements of these plans, and our existing sources of liquidity are expected to be sufficient to cover required contributions under ERISA and other governing regulations. 

 

The fair value of the Company's U.S. defined benefit pension plan assets was $157.9 million at June 30, 2022, as compared to $212.6 million as of June 30, 2021. We participate in two multi-employer pension plans and sponsor six defined benefit plans including two in the U.S. and one in the U.K., Germany, Ireland, and Japan.  The Company’s pension plan is frozen for U.S. employees and participants in the plan ceased accruing future benefits.  Our primary U.S. defined benefit plan is not 100% funded under ERISA rules at June 30, 2022. 

 

U.S. defined benefit plan contributions of $0.2 million were made during fiscal year 2022 compared to $7.8 million during fiscal year 2021.There are no required contributions to the United States funded pension plan for fiscal year 2023. The Company expects to make contributions during fiscal year 2023 of $0.2 million and $0.2 million to its unfunded defined benefit plans in the U.S. and Germany, respectively. Any subsequent plan contributions will depend on the results of future actuarial valuations.

 

We have evaluated the current and long-term cash requirements of our defined benefit and defined contribution plans as of June 30, 2022 and determined our operating cash flows from continuing operations and available liquidity are expected to be sufficient to cover the required contributions under ERISA and other governing regulations. 

 

We have an insurance program in place to fund supplemental retirement income benefits for three retired executives.  Current executives and new hires are not eligible for this program. At June 30, 2022, the underlying policies had a cash surrender value of $11.1 million and are reported net of loans of $5.1 million for which we have the legal right of offset. These amounts are reported net on our balance sheet.

 

Capital Structure

 

During the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company entered into a five-year Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“credit agreement”, or “facility”). The facility has a borrowing limit of $500 million and can be increased by an amount of up to $250 million, in accordance with specified conditions contained in the agreement. The facility also includes a $10 million sublimit for swing line loans and a $35 million sublimit for letters of credit.

 

Under the terms of the Credit Facility, we will pay a variable rate of interest and a fee on borrowed amounts as well as a commitment fee on unused amounts under the facility. The amount of the commitment fee will depend upon both the undrawn amount remaining available under the facility and the Company’s funded debt to EBITDA (as defined in the agreement) ratio at the last day of each quarter.

 

Funds borrowed under the facility may be used for the repayment of debt, working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions (so long as certain conditions, including a specified funded debt to EBITDA leverage ratio is maintained), and other general corporate purposes. As of June 30, 2022, the Company has used $5.1 million against the letter of credit sub-facility and had the ability to borrow $312.6 million under the facility based on our current trailing twelve-month EBITDA. The facility contains customary representations, warranties and restrictive covenants, as well as specific financial covenants. The Company’s current financial covenants under the facility are as follows:

 

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Interest Coverage Ratio - The Company is required to maintain a ratio of Earnings Before Interest and Taxes, as Adjusted (“Adjusted EBIT per the Credit Facility”), to interest expense for the trailing twelve months of at least 2.75:1. Adjusted EBIT per the Credit Facility specifically excludes extraordinary and certain other defined items such as cash restructuring and acquisition related charges up to the lower of $20.0 million or 10% of EBITDA. The facility allows for unlimited non-cash charges including purchase accounting and goodwill adjustments. At June 30, 2022, the Company’s Interest Coverage Ratio was 16.03:1.

 

Leverage Ratio- The Company’s ratio of funded debt to trailing twelve month Adjusted EBITDA per the Credit Facility, calculated as Adjusted EBIT per the Credit Facility plus depreciation and amortization, may not exceed 3.5:1. Under certain circumstances in connection with a Material Acquisition (as defined in the Facility), the Facility allows for the leverage ratio to go as high as 4.0:1 for a four-fiscal quarter period. At June 30, 2022, the Company’s Leverage Ratio was 0.98:1.

 

As of June 30, 2022, we had borrowings under our facility of $175.0 million.  In order to manage our interest rate exposure on these borrowings, we are party to $175.0 million of active floating to fixed rate swaps.  These swaps convert our interest payments from LIBOR to a weighted average rate of 1.18%.  The effective rate of interest for our outstanding borrowings, including the impact of the interest rate swaps, was 2.53%.  Our primary cash requirements in addition to day-to-day operating needs include interest payments, capital expenditures, acquisitions, share repurchases, and dividends. 

 

In connection with the acquisition of Renco, we assumed $0.7 million of debt under the Paycheck Protection Program, within the United States Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act. These borrowings were forgiven in June 2021. 

 

Our primary sources of cash are cash flows from continuing operations and borrowings under the facility.  We expect that fiscal year 2023 depreciation and amortization expense will be between $20.0 and $21.0 million and $7.0 and $9.0 million, respectively.

 

The following table sets forth our capitalization at June 30:

   

2022

   

2021

 

Long-term debt

  $ 174,830     $ 199,490  

Less cash and cash equivalents

    104,844       136,367  

Net debt

    69,986       63,123  

Stockholders' equity

    499,343       506,425  

Total capitalization

  $ 569,329     $ 569,548  

 

Stockholders’ equity decreased year over year by $7.1 million, primarily as a result of $43.6 million of cash returned to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock repurchases, offset by current year net income of $61.4 million. The Company's net debt to capital percentage changed to 12.3% as of June 30, 2022 from 11.1% in the prior year. 

 

At June 30, 2022, we expect to pay estimated interest payments of $10.8 million within the next five years. This estimate is based upon effective interest rates as of June 30, 2022 and excludes any interest rate swaps which are assets to us. See Item 7A for further discussions surrounding interest rate exposure on our variable rate borrowings.

 

Post-retirement benefits and pension plan contribution payments represents future pension payments to comply with local funding requirements. Our policy is to fund domestic pension liabilities in accordance with the minimum and maximum limits imposed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), federal income tax laws and the funding requirements of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. At June 30, 2022, we expect to pay estimated post-retirement benefit payments of $170.4 million. See "Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, Note 16. Employee Benefit Plans" for additional information regarding these obligations.

 

At June 30, 2022, we had $39.2 million of operating lease obligations. See "Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, Note 20. Leases" for additional information regarding these obligations. 

 

At June 30, 2022, we had $9.6 million of non-current liabilities for uncertain tax positions. We are not able to provide a reasonable estimate of the timing of future payments related to these obligations.

 

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Other Matters

 

Inflation – Certain of our expenses, such as wages and benefits, occupancy costs, freight and equipment repair and replacement, are subject to normal inflationary pressures. Inflation for medical costs can impact both our employee benefit costs as well as our reserves for workers' compensation claims. We monitor the inflationary rate and make adjustments to reserves whenever it is deemed necessary. Our ability to control worker compensation insurance medical cost inflation is dependent upon our ability to manage claims and purchase insurance coverage to limit the maximum exposure for us. Each of our segments is subject to the effects of changing raw material costs caused by the underlying commodity price movements. In the past year, we have experienced price fluctuations for a number of materials including rhodium, steel, and other metal commodities.  These materials are some of the key elements in the products manufactured in these segments.  Wherever possible, we will implement price increases to offset the impact of changing prices.  The ultimate acceptance of these price increases, if implemented, will be impacted by our affected divisions’ respective competitors and the timing of their price increases. In general, we do not enter into purchase contracts that extend beyond one operating cycle. While Standex considers our relationship with our suppliers to be good, there can be no assurances that we will not experience any supply shortage.

 

Foreign Currency Translation – Our primary functional currencies used by our non-U.S. subsidiaries are the Euro, British Pound Sterling (Pound), Japanese (Yen), and Chinese (Yuan).

 

Defined Benefit Pension Plans – We record expenses related to these plans based upon various actuarial assumptions such as discount rates and assumed rates of returns.  The Company’s pension plan is frozen for all eligible U.S. employees and participants in the plan ceased accruing future benefits. 

 

Environmental Matters To the best of our knowledge, we believe that we are presently in substantial compliance with all existing applicable environmental laws and regulations and do not anticipate any instances of non-compliance that will have a material effect on our future capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position.

 

Seasonality – We are a diversified business with generally low levels of seasonality.

 

Employee Relations – The Company has labor agreements with four union locals in the United States and various European employees belong to European trade unions. 

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The Consolidated Financial Statements include accounts of the Company and all of our subsidiaries.  The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires us to make estimates and assumptions in certain circumstances that affect amounts reported in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.  Although, we believe that materially different amounts would not be reported due to the accounting policies described below, the application of these accounting policies involves the exercise of judgment and use of assumptions as to future uncertainties and, as a result, actual results could differ from these estimates.  We have listed a number of accounting policies which we believe to be the most critical. 

 

Revenue Recognition – Most of the Company’s contracts have a single performance obligation which represents, the product or service being sold to the customer. Some contracts include multiple performance obligations such as a product and the related installation and/or extended warranty. Additionally, most of the Company’s contracts offer assurance type warranties in connection with the sale of a product to customers. Assurance type warranties provide a customer with assurance that the product complies with agreed-upon specifications. Assurance type warranties do not represent a separate performance obligation. 

 

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In general, the Company recognizes revenue at the point in time control transfers to their customer based on predetermined shipping terms. Revenue is recognized over time under certain long-term contracts within the Engineering Technologies and Engraving groups for highly customized customer products that have no alternative use and in which the contract specifies the Company has a right to payment for its costs, plus a reasonable margin. For products recognized over time, the transfer of control is measured pro rata, based upon current estimates of costs to complete such contracts. Losses on contracts are fully recognized in the period in which the losses become determinable. Revisions in profit estimates are reflected on a cumulative basis in the period in which the basis for such revision becomes known.

 

Collectability of Accounts Receivable – Accounts Receivable are reduced by an allowance for amounts that represent management's best estimate of estimated losses over the life of the underlying asset. Our estimate for the allowance for credit loss accounts related to trade receivables includes evaluation of specific accounts where we have information that the customer may have an inability to meet its financial obligation together with a detailed review of the collectability of pooled assets based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative factors.

 

Realizability of Inventories – Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market.  The Company regularly reviews inventory values on hand using specific aging categories and records a write down for obsolete and excess inventory based on historical usage and estimated future usage.  As actual future demand or market conditions may vary from those projected by management, adjustments to inventory valuations may be required.

 

Realization of Goodwill – Goodwill and certain indefinite-lived intangible assets are not amortized, but instead are tested for impairment at least annually and more frequently whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the fair value of the asset may be less than its carrying amount of the asset.  The Company’s annual test for impairment is performed using a May 31st measurement date. We have identified seven reporting units for impairment testing: Electronics, Engraving, Scientific, Engineering Technologies, Procon, Federal, and Hydraulics.

 

As quoted market prices are not available for the Company’s reporting units, the fair value of the reporting units is determined using a discounted cash flow model (income approach).  This method uses various assumptions that are specific to each individual reporting unit in order to determine the fair value.  In addition, the Company compares the estimated aggregate fair value of its reporting units to its overall market capitalization.

 

Our annual impairment testing at each reporting unit relied on assumptions surrounding general market conditions, short-term growth rates, a terminal growth rate of 2.5%, and detailed management forecasts of future cash flows prepared by the relevant reporting unit.  Fair values were determined primarily by discounting estimated future cash flows at a weighted average cost of capital of 10.4%.  During our annual impairment testing, we evaluated the sensitivity of our most critical assumption, the discount rate, and determined that a 100-basis point change in the discount rate selected would not have impacted the test results.  Additionally, the Company could reduce the terminal growth rate from its current 2.5% to 1.0% and the fair value of all reporting units would still exceed their carrying value.

 

While we believe that our estimates of future cash flows are reasonable, changes in assumptions could significantly affect our valuations and result in impairments in the future.  The most significant assumption involved in the Company’s determination of fair value is the cash flow projections of each reporting unit. 

 

As a result of our annual assessment in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, the Company determined that the fair value of the seven reporting units substantially exceeded their respective carrying values.  Therefore, no impairment charges were recorded in connection with our annual assessment during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022. 

 

Cost of Employee Benefit Plans – We provide a range of benefits to certain retirees, including pensions and some postretirement benefits.  We record expenses relating to these plans based upon various actuarial assumptions such as discount rates, assumed rates of return, compensation increases and turnover rates.  The expected return on plan assets assumption of 6.7% in the U.S. is based on our expectation of the long-term average rate of return on assets in the pension funds and is reflective of the current and projected asset mix of the funds and considers the historical returns earned on the funds.  We have analyzed the rates of return on assets used and determined that these rates are reasonable based on the plans’ historical performance relative to the overall markets as well as our current expectations for long-term rates of returns for our pension assets.  The U.S. discount rate of 5.0% reflects the current rate at which pension liabilities could be effectively settled at the end of the year.  The discount rate is determined by matching our expected benefit payments from a stream of AA- or higher bonds available in the marketplace, adjusted to eliminate the effects of call provisions.  We review our actuarial assumptions, including discount rate and expected long-term rate of return on plan assets, on at least an annual basis and make modifications to the assumptions based on current rates and trends when appropriate.  Based on information provided by our actuaries and other relevant sources, we believe that our assumptions are reasonable.

 

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The cost of employee benefit plans includes the selection of assumptions noted above.  A twenty-five-basis point change in the U.S. expected return on plan assets assumptions, holding our discount rate and other assumptions constant, would increase or decrease pension expense by approximately $0.4 million per year.  A twenty-five-basis point change in our discount rate, holding all other assumptions constant, would have no impact on 2022 pension expense as changes to amortization of net losses would be offset by changes to interest cost.  In future years, the impact of discount rate changes could yield different sensitivities. See the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further information regarding pension plans.

 

Business Combinations - The accounting for business combinations requires estimates and judgments as to expectations for future cash flows of the acquired business and the allocation of those cash flows to identifiable intangible assets in determining the estimated fair values for assets acquired and liabilities assumed.  The fair values assigned to tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, are based on management’s estimates and assumptions, as well as other information compiled by management, including valuations that utilize customary valuation procedures and techniques. If the actual results differ from the estimates and judgments used in these fair values, the amounts recorded in the consolidated financial statements could result in a possible impairment of the intangible assets and goodwill or require acceleration of the amortization expense of finite-lived intangible assets.

 

Allocations of the purchase price for acquisitions are based on estimates of the fair value of the net assets acquired and are subject to adjustment upon finalization of the purchase price allocation. During this measurement period, the Company will adjust assets or liabilities if new information is obtained about facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date that, if known, would have resulted in the recognition of those assets and liabilities as of that date.  All changes that do not qualify as measurement period adjustments are included in current period earnings.

 

 Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

See "Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, Note 1. Summary of Accounting Policies” for information regarding the effect of recently issued accounting pronouncements on our consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, cash flows, and notes for the year ended June 30, 2022.

 

Item 7A.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Risk Management

 

We are exposed to market risks from changes in interest rates, commodity prices and changes in foreign currency exchange.  To reduce these risks, we selectively use, from time to time, financial instruments and other proactive management techniques.  We have internal policies and procedures that place financial instruments under the direction of the Treasurer and restrict all derivative transactions to those intended for hedging purposes only.  The use of financial instruments for trading purposes (except for certain investments in connection with the non-qualified defined contribution plan) or speculation is strictly prohibited.  The Company has no majority-owned subsidiaries that are excluded from the consolidated financial statements.  Further, we have no interests in or relationships with any special purpose entities. 

 

Exchange Risk

 

We are exposed to both transactional risk and translation risk associated with exchange rates.  The transactional risk is mitigated, in large part, by natural hedges developed with locally denominated debt service on intercompany accounts and the fact that most of our foreign currency sales are transacted in their functional currency.  We also mitigate certain of our foreign currency exchange rate risks by entering into forward foreign currency contracts from time to time.  The contracts are used as a hedge against anticipated foreign cash flows, such as loan payments, customer remittances, and materials purchases, and are not used for trading or speculative purposes.  The fair values of the forward foreign currency exchange contracts are sensitive to changes in foreign currency exchange rates, as an adverse change in foreign currency exchange rates from market rates would decrease the fair value of the contracts.  However, any such losses or gains would generally be offset by corresponding gains and losses, respectively, on the related hedged asset or liability.  At June 30, 2022 and 2021, the fair value, in the aggregate, of the Company’s open foreign exchange contracts was a liability of $0.6 million and $2.8 million respectively. 

 

Our primary translation risk is with the Euro, British Pound Sterling, Peso, Japanese Yen and Chinese Yuan.  A hypothetical 10% appreciation or depreciation of the value of any these foreign currencies to the U.S. Dollar at June 30, 2022, would not result in a material change in our operations, financial position, or cash flows.  We hedge our most significant foreign currency translation risks primarily through cross currency swaps and other instruments, as appropriate.

 

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Interest Rate

 

The Company’s effective interest rate on borrowings was 2.53% and 2.59% at June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.  Our interest rate exposure is limited primarily to interest rate changes on our variable rate borrowings and is mitigated by our use of interest rate swap agreements to modify our exposure to interest rate movements.  At June 30, 2022, we have $175.0 million of active floating to fixed rate swaps with terms ranging from one to four years.  These swaps convert our interest payments from LIBOR to a weighted average rate of 1.18%.  At June 30, 2022, the fair value, in the aggregate, of the Company’s interest rate swaps were assets of $8.4 million. At June 30, 2021, the fair value, in the aggregate, of the Company’s interest rate swaps were liabilities of $3.1 million. A 25-basis point increase in interest rates would not change our annual interest expense as all of our outstanding debt is currently converted to fixed rate debts by means of interest rate swaps.

 

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

We have a diversified customer base.  As such, the risk associated with concentration of credit risk is inherently minimized.  As of June 30, 2022, no one customer accounted for more than 5% of our consolidated outstanding receivables or of our sales.

 

Commodity Prices

 

The Company is exposed to fluctuating market prices for all commodities used in its manufacturing processes.  Each of our segments is subject to the effects of changing raw material costs caused by the underlying commodity price movements.  In general, we do not enter into purchase contracts that extend beyond one operating cycle.  While Standex considers our relationship with our suppliers to be good, there can be no assurances that we will not experience any supply shortage.

 

The Engineering Technologies, Specialty Solutions, and Electronics segments are all sensitive to price increases for steel and aluminum products, other metal commodities such as rhodium and copper, and petroleum-based products.  In the past year, we have experienced price fluctuations for a number of materials including rhodium, steel, and other metal commodities.  These materials are some of the key elements in the products manufactured in these segments.  Wherever possible, we will implement price increases to offset the impact of changing prices.  The ultimate acceptance of these price increases, if implemented, will be impacted by our affected divisions’ respective competitors and the timing of their price increases.

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

Standex International Corporation and Subsidiaries

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

As of June 30 (in thousands, except share data)

 

2022

  

2021

 
         

ASSETS

        

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

 $104,844  $136,367 

Accounts receivable, net

  117,075   109,883 

Inventories

  105,339   91,862 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

  45,210   23,504 

Income taxes receivable

  6,530   12,750 

Total current assets

  378,998   374,366 
         

Property, plant and equipment, net

  128,584   133,373 

Intangible assets, net

  85,770   98,929 

Goodwill

  267,906   278,054 

Deferred tax asset

  8,186   9,566 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

  39,119   37,276 

Other non-current assets

  25,876   30,659 

Total non-current assets

  555,441   587,857 
         

Total assets

 $934,439  $962,223 
         

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

        

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $74,520  $74,756 

Accrued liabilities

  67,773   61,717 

Income taxes payable

  8,475   7,236 

Total current liabilities

  150,768   143,709 
         

Long-term debt

  174,830   199,490 

Operating lease long-term liabilities

  31,357   29,041 

Accrued pension and other non-current liabilities

  78,141   83,558 

Total non-current liabilities

  284,328   312,089 
         

Contingencies (Note 12)

          
         

Stockholders' equity:

        

Common stock, par value $1.50 per share - 60,000,000 shares authorized, 27,984,278 issued, 11,824,128 and 12,044,405 shares outstanding in 2022 and 2021

  41,976   41,976 

Additional paid-in capital

  91,200   80,788 

Retained earnings

  901,421   852,489 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

  (153,312)  (116,140)

Treasury shares (16,160,150 shares in 2022 and 15,939,873 shares in 2021)

  (381,942)  (352,688)

Total stockholders' equity

  499,343   506,425 
         

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 $934,439  $962,223 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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Standex International Corporation and Subsidiaries

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations
 

For the Years Ended June 30

            

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2022

  

2021

  

2020

 

Net sales

 $735,339  $656,232  $604,535 

Cost of sales

  (465,393)  (414,971)  (389,080)

Gross profit

  269,946   241,261   215,455 
             

Selling, general and administrative expenses

  169,890   163,063   148,499 

Restructuring costs

  4,399   3,478   4,669 

Loss on sale of business

  -   14,624   - 

Acquisition related expenses

  1,618   931   1,759 

Other operating expense

  5,745   -   - 

Income from operations

  88,294   59,165   60,528 
             

Interest expense

  5,874   5,992   7,475 

Other non-operating (income) expense, net

  1,131   473   (1,021)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

  81,289   52,700   54,074 

Provision for income taxes

  (19,807)  (14,157)  (13,060)

Income from continuing operations

  61,482   38,543   41,014 
             

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

  (89)  (2,070)  (20,826)
             

Net income

 $61,393  $36,473  $20,188 
             

Basic earnings per share:

            

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 $5.13  $3.17  $3.33 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

  -   (0.17)  (1.69)

Total

 $5.13  $3.00  $1.64 
             

Diluted earnings per share:

            

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 $5.07  $3.14  $3.31 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

  (0.01)  (0.17)  (1.68)

Total

 $5.06  $2.97  $1.63 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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Standex International Corporation and Subsidiaries

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

For the Years Ended June 30 (in thousands)

 

2022

   

2021

   

2020

 
                         

Net income

  $ 61,393     $ 36,473     $ 20,188  

Other comprehensive income (loss):

                       

Defined benefit pension plans:

                       

Actuarial gains (losses) and other changes in unrecognized costs, net of tax

  $ (4,702 )   $ 12,425     $ (6,864 )

Amortization of unrecognized costs, net of tax

    4,433       5,083       4,363  

Derivative instruments:

                       

Change in unrealized gains and (losses), net of tax

    7,582       3,041       (3,501 )

Amortization of unrealized gains and (losses) into interest expense, net of tax

    1,950       1,168       (991 )

Foreign currency translation gains (losses), net of tax

    (46,435 )     9,802       (3,388 )

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

  $ (37,172 )   $ 31,519     $ (10,381 )

Comprehensive income

  $ 24,221     $ 67,992     $ 9,807  

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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Standex International Corporation and Subsidiaries

 

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity