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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-K

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

For the fiscal year ended: December 31, 2020

OR

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

For the transition period from _________________ to ______________________

Commission file number: 001-00106

 

The LGL Group, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

38-1799862

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

2525 Shader Road, Orlando, Florida

32804

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (407) 298-2000

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

LGL

 

NYSE American

Warrants to Purchase Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

LGL WS

 

NYSE American

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  None

 

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 whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a 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 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.

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

The aggregate market value of the registrant's voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant, based upon the $8.50 per share closing price of the registrant's common stock on June 30, 2020, the last business day of the registrant's most recently completed second fiscal quarter, was $28,398,415. Solely for the purpose of this calculation, shares held by directors and executive officers of the registrant have been excluded. Such exclusion should not be deemed a determination or an admission by the registrant that such individuals are, in fact, affiliates of the registrant.

The number of outstanding shares of the registrant's common stock was 5,327,966 as of March 16, 2021.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

None.

 


THE LGL GROUP, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Business.

 

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Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors.

 

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Item 1B.

 

Unresolved Staff Comments.

 

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Item 2.

 

Properties.

 

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Item 3.

 

Legal Proceedings.

 

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Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

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PART II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

Market for the Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

 

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Item 6.

 

Selected Financial Data.

 

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Item 7.

 

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

 

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Item 7A.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

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Item 8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

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Item 9.

 

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

 

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Item 9A.

 

Controls and Procedures.

 

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Item 9B.

 

Other Information.

 

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PART III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 10.

 

Directors and Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

 

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Item 11.

 

Executive Compensation.

 

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Item 12.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

 

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Item 13.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

 

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Item 14.

 

Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

 

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PART IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 15.

 

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

 

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Item 16.

 

Form 10-K Summary.

 

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PART I

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This annual report on Form 10-K (this "Report") and the Company's (as defined below) other communications and statements may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements about the Company's beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, estimates, projections and intentions. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. The words "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "target," "goal," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual future results may differ materially from those set forth in the Company's forward-looking statements. For information concerning these factors and related matters, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A in this Report, and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Part II, Item 7 in this Report. However, other factors besides those referenced could adversely affect the Company's results, and you should not consider any such list of factors to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements made by the Company herein speak as of the date of this Report. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by law. As a result, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Item 1.Business.

General

The LGL Group, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, the "Company," "LGL," "we," "us," or "our") is a globally-positioned producer of industrial and commercial products and services. We operate in two identified segments. Our electronic components segment is currently focused on the design and manufacture of highly-engineered, high reliability frequency and spectrum control products. These electronic components ensure reliability and security in aerospace and defense communications, low noise and base accuracy for laboratory instruments, and synchronous data transfers throughout the wireless and Internet infrastructure. Our electronic instruments segment is focused on the design and manufacture of high-performance Frequency and Time reference standards that form the basis for timing and synchronization in various applications including satellite communication, time transfer systems, networks synchronization, electricity distribution and metrology. The Company was incorporated in 1928 under the laws of the State of Indiana, and in 2007, the Company was reincorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware as The LGL Group, Inc. We maintain our executive offices at 2525 Shader Road, Orlando, Florida, 32804. Our telephone number is (407) 298-2000. Our Internet address is www.lglgroup.com. Our common stock and warrants are traded on the NYSE American under the symbols "LGL" and “LGL WS”, respectively.

We operate through our two principal subsidiaries, M-tron Industries, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, "MtronPTI"), which has design and manufacturing facilities in Orlando, Florida; Yankton, South Dakota; and Noida, India, and Precise Time and Frequency, LLC ("PTF"), which has a design and manufacturing facility in Wakefield, Massachusetts. We also have local sales and customer support offices in Austin, Texas and Hong Kong.

Business Strategy

Our primary objective is to create long-term growth with a market-based approach of designing and offering new products to our customers through both organic research and development, and through strategic partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions or mergers. We seek to leverage our core strength as an engineering leader to expand client access, add new capabilities and continue to diversify our product offerings. Our focus is on investments that will differentiate us, broaden our portfolio and lead toward higher levels of integration organically and through joint venture, merger and acquisition opportunities. We believe that successful execution of this strategy will lead to a transformation of our product portfolio towards longer product life cycles, better margins and improved competitive position.

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Investment in SPAC

LGL Systems Acquisition Holding Company, LLC, a partially owned subsidiary of the Company, serves as the sponsor (the “Sponsor”) of LGL Systems Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, commonly referred to as a “SPAC” or blank check company, formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination in the aerospace, defense and communications industries (the “SPAC”). The SPAC is a publicly-traded company on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol “DFNS.” The Company invested $3.35 million for its partial ownership in the Sponsor, which holds 20% of the total common shares (Class A and Class B) in the SPAC along with 5,200,000 private warrants. If the SPAC does not complete a business combination within 24 months from the November 12, 2019 closing of the SPAC’s initial public offering (“IPO”), the proceeds from the sale of the private warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the shares sold in the SPAC IPO (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the private warrants will expire worthless.

The Sponsor is accounted for under the equity method of accounting in the Company’s financial statements.

See Note Q – Subsequent Event in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Report.

Business Segments

The Company conducts its business through two business segments:  Electronic Components, which includes all products manufactured and sold by MtronPTI, and Electronic Instruments, which includes all products manufactured and sold by PTF.

Electronic Components Segment

Overview of MtronPTI

Originally founded in 1965, MtronPTI designs, manufactures and markets highly-engineered, high reliability frequency and spectrum control products. 

These component-level devices are used extensively in electronic systems for applications in defense, aerospace, earth-orbiting satellites, down-hole drilling, medical devices, instrumentation, industrial devices and global positioning systems as well as in infrastructure equipment for the telecommunications and network equipment industries. As an engineering-centric company, MtronPTI provides close support to the customer throughout its products' entire life cycle, including product design, prototyping, production and subsequent product upgrades. This collaborative approach has resulted in the development of long-standing business relationships with its blue-chip customer base.

All of MtronPTI’s production facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified, ITAR registered and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (“RoHS”) compliant. In addition, its U.S. production facilities in Orlando and Yankton are AS9100 Rev D and MIL-STD-790 certified.

MtronPTI Products

MtronPTI's portfolio is divided into two product groupings, Frequency Control and Spectrum Control, and has expanded from primarily crystal-based components to include higher levels of integration, advanced materials science, cavity-based products, and various types of compensation methods employing integrated circuits and other methods to create products geared for applications that require high reliability in harsh environments. These products are differentiated by their precise level of accuracy, stability over time and within harsh environments, and very low phase noise.

MtronPTI's Frequency Control product group includes a broad portfolio of quartz crystal resonators, clock oscillators, VCXO, TCXO OCXO and DOCXO devices which meet some of the tightest specifications, including IEEE 1588 standards. These devices may be based on quartz, quartz MEMS or advanced materials science designed to achieve higher performance levels than quartz. MtronPTI's products offer high reliability over a wide temperature range and are well-suited for harsh environments, including shock and vibration-resistant oscillators with low-g sensitivity. These products are designed for applications within aerospace and defense, telecommunications infrastructure and instrumentation markets.

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MtronPTI's Spectrum Control product group includes a wide array of radio frequency (“RF”), microwave and millimeter wave filters and diplexers covering a frequency range from 1 MHz to 90 GHz, and solid-state power amplifiers covering a frequency range from 300 MHz to 26 GHz, with power output from 10 Watts to 10 kWatts. Filter devices include crystal, ceramic, LC, tubular, combline, cavity, interdigital and metal insert waveguide, as well as digital, analog and mechanical tunable filters, switched filter arrays and RF subsystems. Power amplifiers add active devices to MtronPTI's portfolio and include GaN, GaAS FET, LDMOS and chip and wire technologies in narrow or broadband, module or rack-mounted packages. These products are employed in applications within the aerospace, defense, space and commercial markets.

New product development continues to be a key focus for MtronPTI as it continues to push its roadmap to meet the needs of its served markets. Within Frequency Control, design efforts are focused on smaller packages, lower power, lower phase noise and use of new materials to provide compensation and harsh environment performance that surpasses customer requirements. Spectrum Control seeks to develop higher power handling, higher levels of integration and a range of integrated products within the RF subsystem.

Electronic Instruments Segment

Overview of PTF

PTF designs, manufactures and markets for sale time and frequency products. The industries PTF serves include computer networking, satellite ground stations, electric utilities, broadcasting and telecommunication systems. PTF was originally founded in 2002 and its assets were acquired by LGL in September 2016 through a business acquisition, making us a broader-based supplier of highly engineered products for the generation of time and frequency references for synchronization and control. Since its inception, PTF has developed a comprehensive portfolio of time and frequency instruments complemented by a wide range of ancillary products such as distribution amplifiers and redundancy auto switches.

PTF Products

PTF's products range from simple, low-cost time and frequency solutions to premium products designed to deliver maximum performance for the most demanding applications. PTF's products include Frequency and Time Reference Standards, radio frequency (“RF”), digital, and optical time code distribution amplifiers, redundancy auto switches and NTP servers, all of which are used in a broad range of applications worldwide.

PTF's Frequency and Time Reference Standards include quartz Frequency Standards, GPS/GNS Frequency and Time Standards and rubidium atomic Frequency Standards. The de facto standard for many highly demanding applications, such as satellite communications, is PTF's range of GPS/GNS disciplined quartz frequency and time standards. The MtronPTI high-quality quartz oscillators utilized deliver outstanding phase noise and short-term stability performance for applications where low noise is paramount. This outstanding short-term performance, coupled with the long-term stability and accuracy of the external GNS reference signals, which can be from GPS, Galileo, Glonass or QZSS, provides the user excellent all-around performance that is highly cost-effective.

When two or more computers are involved, accurate time keeping is a challenge especially when the computers are in different locations. PTF's range of GNS Time and Frequency References and Network Time Servers deliver a high level of performance that allows customers to synchronize to Universal Time Coordinated, in a number of cost- effective forms to meet a multitude of time and frequency reference requirements. Applications range from low phase noise, highly stable and accurate system frequency references for Sat-Com and Digital Broadcasting applications, to computer networks, shipboard time code references and e-commerce time stamping applications. With respect to Universal Coordinated Time (“UTC”), the Company has recently developed long-term time synchronization capability of less than 10 nanoseconds.

PTF's portfolio of distribution amplifiers covers multiple signal types including RF, digital, time code, configurable and optical. The distribution range is designed to complement the high quality of the frequency and time references and provide the most effective cost/performance solution for the application, including options for full remote monitoring/control (including RF analog signal monitoring) and optional level control.

The distribution product range includes standard fixed configuration units with either 12 or 16 channels together with more flexible units that allow the user to define specific configurations including different types of input/output signals combined into a convenient 1U or 2U package with up to 36 output channels.

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PTF's series of redundancy auto switches range from simple level detection to highly sophisticated sensing capability, extremely fast switching options and full Ethernet connectivity, to provide remote monitoring control, and including integration with SNMP management systems. The most recent model includes multi-channel input capability as well as the ability to switch up to three input types of signals.

Customers

We primarily work directly with original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) to define the right solutions for their unique applications, including the design of custom parts with unique part numbers. Actual sales of production parts may be directly to the OEM or through either its designated contract manufacturers or through franchised distributors of our products. As a result, we have highly-skilled sales engineers who work directly with the designers and program managers at their OEMs providing a high-level of engineering support at all points within the process.

In 2020, our largest customer, a defense contract manufacturer, accounted for $5,324,000, or 17.1%, of the Company's total revenues, compared to $3,187,000, or 10.0%, of the Company’s total revenues in 2019. The Company’s second largest customer in 2020, an electronics contract manufacturing company, accounted for $4,351,000, or 14.0%, of the Company's total revenues, compared to $5,522,000, or 17.3% of the Company’s total revenues, in 2019. The loss of either of these customers, or a decrease in their demand for our products, could have a material adverse effect on our results.

As of December 31, 2020, four of our largest customers accounted for approximately $1,856,000, or 43.1%, of accounts receivable. As of December 31, 2019, four of our largest customers accounted for approximately $1,841,000, or 40%, of accounts receivable. The insolvency of any of these customers could have a material adverse impact on our liquidity.

Competition

We design, manufacture and market products for the generation, synchronization and control of time and frequency as well as spectrum control products. There are numerous domestic and international manufacturers who are capable of providing custom-designed products comparable in quality and performance to our products. Our competitive strategy begins with our focus on niche markets where precise specification and reliability are the major requirements. Competitors in our electronic components segment include, but are not limited to, Vectron International and Microsemi Corporation (both divisions of Microchip Technology Incorporated), K&L Microwave (a division of Dover Corporation) and Rakon Limited. Competitors in our electronic instruments segment include, but are not limited to, Microsemi Corporation, Spectracom Corporation and Brandywine Communications.

Research and Development

Utilizing our understanding of market requirements, we employ a disciplined approach to capital allocation when selecting new product development projects. A cross-functional team comprised of engineering, marketing, operations, sales and finance reviews the merits of specific projects seeking to invest in products that will exceed a specific return on investment level and a payback expectation within one to two years. In addition, the team considers the inherent value of intellectual property that each project presents with consideration for technical roadmap objectives.

Research and development expense was approximately $2,142,000 and $2,004,000 in 2020 and 2019, respectively, and will remain a significant part of the Company's efforts to revitalize our intellectual property position.

Marketing and Sales

We have a highly skilled team of sales engineers who work in tandem with a worldwide network of more than 30 independent external manufacturer representatives and franchised electronics distributors to market and sell our products. An important part of the sales process is gaining qualification of specific products from the OEM, confirming suitability for use in a specific system design, which is commonly referred to as a "design-win." Through direct contact with our clients and through our representative network, we are able to understand the needs of the marketplace and then guide our product development process to allocate resources to meeting those requirements.

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Domestic Revenues

Our domestic revenues were $23,752,000 in 2020, or 76.2% of total consolidated revenues, compared to $23,397,000, or 73.4% of total consolidated revenues, in 2019.

International Revenues

Our international revenues were $7,410,000 in 2020, or 23.8% of total consolidated revenues, compared to $8,500,000, or 26.6% of total consolidated revenues, in 2019. In each of 2020 and 2019, these revenues were derived mainly from customers in Asia, with significant sales in Malaysia. We avoid significant currency exchange risk by transacting and settling substantially all of our international sales in United States dollars.

Seasonality

Our business is not seasonal, although shipment schedules may be affected by the production schedules of our customers or their contract manufacturers based on regional practices or customs.

Order Backlog

Our order backlog was $19,801,000 and $21,857,000 as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The backlog of unfilled orders includes amounts based on signed contracts as well as agreed letters of intent, which we have determined are firm orders and likely to proceed. Although backlog represents only firm orders that are considered likely to be fulfilled primarily within the 12 months following receipt of the order, cancellations or scope adjustments may and do occur.

Order backlog is adjusted quarterly to reflect project cancellations, deferrals, revised project scope and cost. We expect to fill substantially all of our 2020 order backlog in 2021, but cannot provide assurances as to what portion of the order backlog will be fulfilled in a given year.

Raw Materials

Generally, most raw materials used in the production of our products are available in adequate supply from a number of sources and the prices of these raw materials are relatively stable. However, some raw materials, including printed circuit boards, quartz and certain metals including steel, aluminum, silver, gold, tantalum and palladium, are subject to greater supply fluctuations and price volatility, as experienced in recent years. In general, we have been able to include some cost increases in our pricing, but in some cases our margins were adversely impacted.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has caused a global pandemic that has disrupted supply chains and the ability to obtain components and raw materials around the world for most companies, including us. On occasion, one or more of the components used in our products have become unavailable resulting in unanticipated redesign and/or delays in shipments. Continued identification of alternative supply sources or other mitigations are important in minimizing disruption to our supply chain.

Intellectual Property

We have no patents, trademarks or licenses that are considered to be significant to our business or operations. Rather, we believe that our technological position depends primarily on the technical competence and creative ability of our engineering and technical staff in areas of product design and manufacturing processes, including our staff’s ability to customize products to meet difficult specifications, as well as proprietary know-how and information.

Government Regulations

As a supplier to certain U.S. Government defense contractors, we must comply with significant procurement regulations and other requirements. Maintaining registration under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations for all of our related production facilities is also required. One of those production facilities must comply with additional requirements for its production processes and for selected personnel in order to maintain the security of classified information. These requirements, although customary within these markets, increase our performance and compliance costs.

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We are routinely audited and reviewed by the U.S. Government and its agencies such as the Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency. These agencies review our performance under our contracts, our cost structure and our compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards, as well as the adequacy of our internal control systems and policies. Any cost found to be improperly allocated to a specific contract will not be reimbursed. If an audit uncovers improper or illegal activities, we may be subject to civil and criminal penalties and administrative sanctions.

From time to time, we may also be subject to U.S. Government investigations relating to our or our customers' operations and products, and are expected to perform in compliance with a vast array of federal laws, including the Truth in Negotiations Act, the False Claims Act, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations promulgated under the Arms Export Control Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We or our customers may be subject to reductions of the value of contracts, contract modifications or termination, and the assessment of penalties and fines, which could negatively impact our results of operations and financial condition, or result in a diminution in revenue from our customers, if we or our customers are found to have violated the law or are indicted or convicted for violations of federal laws related to government security regulations, employment practices or protection of the environment, or are found not to have acted responsibly as defined by the law. Such convictions could also result in suspension or debarment from serving as a supplier to government contractors for some period of time. Such convictions or actions could have a material adverse effect on us and our operating results. The costs of cooperating or complying with such audits or investigations may also adversely impact our financial results.

Our manufacturing operations, products, and/or product packaging are subject to environmental laws and regulations governing air emissions, wastewater discharges, and the handling, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances, wastes and other chemicals. In addition, more stringent environmental regulations may be enacted in the future, both within the United States and internationally, and we cannot presently determine the modifications, if any, in our operations that any future regulations might require, or the cost of compliance that would be associated with such regulations. To date, capital expenditures, earnings and competitive position of the Company have not been materially affected by compliance with current federal, state, and local laws and regulations (domestic and foreign) relating to the protection of the environment. However, we cannot predict the effect of future laws and regulations

Employees

As of December 31, 2020, we employed 320 people, including 167 full-time and 12 part-time employees, along with 141 contractors. Of this total, the Company has 157 full-time, 11 part-time, and six contract employees within the U.S., with 139 located in Orlando, Florida, 30 in Yankton, South Dakota, and five within its subsidiary, PTF, in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The Company has two full-time employees and one part-time employee in Hong Kong, and eight full-time employees and 135 contractors in Noida, India. None of the Company's employees are represented by a labor union and the Company considers its relationships with employees to be good.

As an engineered products and solutions company, a significant number of our workforce consists of degreed engineers providing expertise in product design and process development.

Item 1A.

Risk Factors.

Investing in our securities involves risks. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risks described below. Any of these risks could result in a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, or prospects, and could cause the trading price of our securities to decline, resulting in a loss of all or part of your investment. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones we face, but represent those risks and uncertainties that we believe are material to our business, operating results, prospects and financial condition. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also harm our business.

Risks Related to Our Business and Industry

We are dependent on a single line of business.

Prior to our September 2016 acquisition of PTF, we were engaged only in the design, manufacture and marketing of standard and custom-engineered electronic components that are used primarily for the control of frequency and spectrum of signals in electronic circuits. Although our acquisition of PTF added an additional product line of

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electronic instruments that includes highly engineered products for the generation of time and frequency references for synchronization and control, until we see significant growth from the PTF electronic instruments product line or develop or acquire additional product lines, we will remain dependent on our electronic components line of business. Virtually all of our 2020 and 2019 revenues came from sales of electronic components, which consist of packaged quartz crystals, oscillator modules, electronic filters and integrated modules. We expect that this product line will continue to account for substantially all of our revenues in 2021.

Given our reliance on this single line of business, any decline in demand for this product line or failure to achieve continued market acceptance of existing and new versions of this product line may harm our business and our financial condition. Additionally, unfavorable market conditions affecting this line of business would likely have a disproportionate impact on us in comparison with certain competitors, who have more diversified operations and multiple lines of business. Should this line of business fail to generate sufficient sales to support ongoing operations, there can be no assurance that we will be able to develop alternate business lines.

Our operating results vary significantly from period to period.

We experience fluctuations in our operating results. Some of the principal factors that contribute to these fluctuations include changes in demand for our products; our effectiveness in managing manufacturing processes, costs and inventory; our effectiveness in engineering and qualifying new product designs with our OEM customers and in managing the risks associated with offering those new products into production; changes in the cost and availability of raw materials, which often occur in the electronics manufacturing industry and which affect our margins and our ability to meet delivery schedules; macroeconomic and served industry conditions; and events that may affect our production capabilities, such as labor conditions and political instability. In addition, due to the prevailing economic climate and competitive differences between the various market segments which we serve, the mix of sales between our communications, networking, aerospace, defense, industrial and instrumentation market segments may affect our operating results from period to period.

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we had net income of approximately $968,000 and $7,016,000, respectively. The change includes a $3.3 million tax benefit from reversal of the valuation allowance in 2019. Our revenues are derived primarily from MtronPTI, whose future rate of growth and profitability are highly dependent on the development and growth of demand for our products in the communications, networking, aerospace, defense, instrumentation and industrial markets, which are cyclical. We cannot be certain whether we will generate sufficient revenues or sufficiently manage expenses to sustain profitability.

We have a large customer that accounts for a significant portion of our revenues, and the loss of this customer, or decrease in its demand for our products, could have a material adverse effect on our results.

In 2020, our largest customer, a defense contract manufacturer, accounted for $5,324,000, or 17.1%, of the Company's total revenues, compared to $3,187,000, or 10.0%, of the Company’s total revenues in 2019. The Company’s second largest customer in 2020, an electronics contract manufacturing company, accounted for $4,351,000, or 14.0%, of the Company's total revenues, compared to $5,522,000, or 17.3%, of the Company’s total revenues in 2019. The loss of either of these customers, or a decrease in their demand for our products, could have a material adverse effect on our results.

A relatively small number of customers account for a significant portion of our accounts receivable, and the insolvency of any of these customers could have a material adverse impact on our liquidity.

As of December 31, 2020, four of our largest customers accounted for approximately $1,856,000, or 43.1%, of accounts receivable. As of December 31, 2019, four of our largest customers accounted for approximately $1,841,000, or 40%, of accounts receivable. The insolvency of any of these customers could have a material adverse impact on our liquidity.

Our order backlog may not be indicative of future revenues.

Our order backlog is comprised of orders that are subject to specific production release, orders under written contracts, oral and written orders from customers with which we have had long-standing relationships and written purchase orders from sales representatives. Our customers may order products from multiple sources to ensure timely delivery when backlog is particularly long and may cancel or defer orders without significant penalty. They also may cancel orders when business is weak and inventories are excessive. As a result, we cannot provide assurances as to the portion of backlog orders to be filled in a given year, and our order backlog as of any particular date may not be representative of actual revenues for any subsequent period.

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We are a holding company and, therefore, are dependent upon the operations of our subsidiaries to meet our obligations.

We are a holding company that transacts business through our operating subsidiaries. Our primary assets are cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, the shares of our operating subsidiaries and intercompany loans. Should our cash and cash equivalents be depleted, our ability to meet our operating requirements and to make other payments will depend on the surplus and earnings of our subsidiaries and their ability to pay dividends or to advance or repay funds.

Our future rate of growth and profitability are highly dependent on the development and growth of the communications, networking, aerospace, defense, instrumentation and industrial markets, which are cyclical.

In 2020 and 2019, the majority of our revenues were derived from sales to manufacturers of equipment for the defense, aerospace, instrumentation and industrial markets for frequency and spectrum control devices, including indirect sales through distributors and contract manufacturers. During 2021, we expect a significant portion of our revenues to continue to be derived from sales to these manufacturers. Often OEMs and other service providers within these markets have experienced periods of capacity shortage and periods of excess capacity, as well as periods of either high or low demand for their products. In periods of excess capacity or low demand, purchases of capital equipment may be curtailed, including equipment that incorporates our products. A reduction in demand for the manufacture and purchase of equipment for these markets, whether due to cyclical, macroeconomic or other factors, or due to our reduced ability to compete based on cost or technical factors, could substantially reduce our net sales and operating results and adversely affect our financial condition. Moreover, if these markets fail to grow as expected, we may be unable to maintain or grow our revenues. The multiple variables which affect the communications, networking, aerospace, defense, instrumentation and industrial markets for our products, as well as the number of parties involved in the supply chain and manufacturing process, can impact inventory levels and lead to supply chain inefficiencies. As a result of these complexities, we have limited visibility to forecast revenue projections accurately for the near and medium-term timeframes.

The market share of our customers in the communications, networking, aerospace, defense, instrumentation and industrial markets may change over time, reducing the potential value of our relationships with our existing customer base.

We have developed long-term relationships with our existing customers, including pricing contracts, custom designs and approved vendor status. If these customers lose market share to other equipment manufacturers in the communications, networking, aerospace, defense, instrumentation and industrial markets with whom we do not have similar relationships, our ability to maintain revenue, margin or operating performance may be adversely affected.

We may make acquisitions that are not successful, or we may fail to integrate acquired businesses into our operations properly.

We intend to continue exploring opportunities to buy other businesses or technologies that could complement, enhance, or expand our current business or product lines, or that might otherwise offer us growth opportunities. We may have difficulty finding such opportunities or, if such opportunities are identified, we may not be able to complete such transactions for reasons including a failure to secure necessary financing.

Any transactions that we are able to identify and complete may involve a number of risks, including:

The diversion of our management's attention from the management of our existing business to the integration of the operations and personnel of the acquired or combined business or joint venture;

Material business risks not identified in due diligence;

Possible adverse effects on our operating results during the integration process;

Substantial acquisition-related expenses, which would reduce our net income, if any, in future years;

The loss of key employees and customers as a result of changes in management; and

Our possible inability to achieve the intended objectives of the transaction.

In addition, we may not be able to integrate, operate, maintain or manage, successfully or profitably, our newly acquired operations or employees. We may not be able to maintain uniform standards, controls, policies and procedures, and this may lead to operational inefficiencies.

Any of these difficulties could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

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If we are unable to introduce innovative products, demand for our products may decrease.

Our future operating results are dependent on our ability to develop, introduce and market innovative products continually, to modify existing products, to respond to technological change and to customize some of our products to meet customer requirements. There are numerous risks inherent in this process, including the risks that we will be unable to anticipate the direction of technological change or that we will be unable to develop and market new products and applications in a timely or cost-effective manner to satisfy customer demand.

Our markets are highly competitive, and we may lose business to larger and better-financed competitors.

Our markets are highly competitive worldwide, with low transportation costs and few import barriers. We compete principally on the basis of product quality and reliability, availability, customer service, technological innovation, timely delivery and price. Within the industries in which we compete, competition has become increasingly concentrated and global in recent years.

Many of our major competitors, some of which are larger than us, and potential competitors have substantially greater financial resources and more extensive engineering, manufacturing, marketing and customer support capabilities. If we are unable to successfully compete against current and future competitors, our operating results will be adversely affected.

Our success depends on our ability to retain key management and technical personnel and attracting, retaining, and training new technical personnel.

Our future growth and success will depend in large part upon our ability to recruit highly-skilled technical personnel, including engineers, and to retain our existing management and technical personnel. The labor markets in which we operate are highly competitive and some of our operations are not located in highly populated areas. As a result, we may not be able to recruit and retain key personnel. Our failure to hire, retain or adequately train key personnel could have a negative impact on our performance.

We purchase certain key components and raw materials from single or limited sources and could lose sales if these sources fail to fulfill our needs for any reason, including the inability to obtain these key components or raw materials due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If single-source components or key raw materials were to become unavailable on satisfactory terms, and we could not obtain comparable replacement components or raw materials from other sources in a timely manner, our business, results of operations and financial condition could be harmed. On occasion, one or more of the components used in our products have become unavailable, resulting in unanticipated redesign and related delays in shipments. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a global pandemic that has disrupted supply chains and the ability to obtain components and raw materials around the world for all companies, including us. We cannot give assurance that we will be able to obtain the necessary components and raw materials necessary to conduct our business during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we also cannot give assurance that similar delays will not occur in the future. In addition, our suppliers may be impacted by compliance with environmental regulations including RoHS and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ("WEEE"), which could disrupt the supply of components or raw materials or cause additional costs for us to implement new components or raw materials into our manufacturing processes.

As a supplier to U.S. Government defense contractors, we are subject to a number of procurement regulations and other requirements and could be adversely affected by changes in regulations or any negative findings from a U.S. Government audit or investigation.

A number of our customers are U.S. Government contractors. As one of their suppliers, we must comply with significant procurement regulations and other requirements. Under applicable federal regulations for defense contractors, we are required to comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program in the next several years and other similar cybersecurity requirements. We also maintain registration under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations for all of our production facilities. One of those production facilities must comply with additional requirements and regulations for its production processes and for selected personnel in order to maintain the security of classified information. These requirements, although customary within these markets, increase our performance and compliance costs. If any of these various requirements change, our costs of complying with them could increase and reduce our operating margins. To the extent that we are unable to comply with the CMMC or other requirements, our business with the Department of Defense or its prime customers could be at risk.

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We operate in a highly regulated environment and are routinely audited and reviewed by the U.S. Government and its agencies such as the Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency. These agencies review our performance under our contracts, our cost structure and our compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards, as well as the adequacy of, and our compliance with, our internal control systems and policies. Systems that are subject to review include our purchasing systems, billing systems, property management and control systems, cost estimating systems, compensation systems and management information systems. 

Any costs found to be improperly allocated to a specific contract will not be reimbursed or must be refunded if already reimbursed. If an audit uncovers improper or illegal activities, we may be subject to civil and criminal penalties and administrative sanctions, which may include termination of contracts, forfeiture of profits, suspension of payments, fines and suspension or prohibition from doing business as a supplier to contractors who sell products and services to the U.S. Government. In addition, our reputation could be adversely affected if allegations of impropriety were made against us.

From time to time, we may also be subject to U.S. Government investigations relating to our or our customers' operations and products, and are expected to perform in compliance with a vast array of federal laws, including the Truth in Negotiations Act, the False Claims Act, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations promulgated under the Arms Export Control Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We or our customers may be subject to reductions of the value of contracts, contract modifications or termination, and the assessment of penalties and fines, which could negatively impact our results of operations and financial condition, or result in a diminution in revenue from our customers, if we or our customers are found to have violated the law or are indicted or convicted for violations of federal laws related to government security regulations, employment practices or protection of the environment, or are found not to have acted responsibly as defined by the law. Such convictions could also result in suspension or debarment from serving as a supplier to government contractors for some period of time. Such convictions or actions could have a material adverse effect on us and our operating results. The costs of cooperating or complying with such audits or investigations may also adversely impact our financial results.

Our products are complex and may contain errors or design flaws, which could be costly to correct.

When we release new products, or new versions of existing products, they may contain undetected or unresolved errors or defects. The vast majority of our products are custom designed for requirements of specific OEM systems. The expected business life of these products ranges from less than one year to more than 10 years depending on the application. Some of the customizations are modest changes to existing product designs while others are major product redesigns or new product platforms.

Despite testing, errors or defects may be found in new products or upgrades after the commencement of commercial shipments. Undetected errors and design flaws have occurred in the past and could occur in the future. These errors could result in delays, loss of market acceptance and sales, diversion of development resources, damage to the Company's reputation, product liability claims and legal action by its customers and third parties, failure to attract new customers and increased service costs.

Communications and network infrastructure equipment manufacturers increasingly rely upon contract manufacturers, thereby diminishing our ability to sell our products directly to those equipment manufacturers.

There is a continuing trend among communications and network infrastructure equipment manufacturers to outsource the manufacturing of their equipment or components. As a result, our ability to persuade these OEMs to utilize our products in customer designs could be reduced and, in the absence of a manufacturer's specification of our products, the prices that we can charge for them may be subject to greater competition.

Future changes in our environmental liability and compliance obligations may increase costs and decrease profitability.

Our present and past manufacturing operations, products, and/or product packaging are subject to environmental laws and regulations governing air emissions, wastewater discharges, and the handling, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances, wastes and other chemicals. In addition, more stringent environmental regulations may be enacted in the future, and we cannot presently determine the modifications, if any, in our operations that any future regulations might require, or the cost of compliance that would be associated with such regulations.

Environmental laws and regulations may cause us to change our manufacturing processes, redesign some of our products, and change components to eliminate some substances in our products in order to be able to continue to offer them for sale.

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We have significant international operations and sales to customers outside of the United States that subject us to certain business, economic and political risks.

We have office and manufacturing space in Noida, India, and a sales office in Hong Kong. Additionally, foreign revenues for 2020 and 2019 (primarily to Malaysia) accounted for 23.8% and 26.6% of our 2020 and 2019 consolidated revenues, respectively. We anticipate that sales to customers located outside of the United States will continue to be a significant part of our revenues for the foreseeable future. Our international operations and sales to customers outside of the United States subject our operating results and financial condition to certain business, economic, political, health, regulatory and other risks, including but not limited to:

Political and economic instability in countries in which our products are manufactured and sold;

Expropriation or the imposition of government controls;

Responsibility to comply with anti-bribery laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions;

Sanctions or restrictions on trade imposed by the United States Government;

Export license requirements;

Trade restrictions;

Currency controls or fluctuations in exchange rates;

High levels of inflation or deflation;

Difficulty in staffing and managing non-U.S. operations;

Greater difficulty in collecting accounts receivable and longer payment cycles;

Changes in labor conditions and difficulties in staffing and managing international operations;

The impact of the current COVID-19 outbreak; and

Limitations on insurance coverage against geopolitical risks, natural disasters and business operations.

Additionally, to date, very few of our international revenue and cost obligations have been denominated in foreign currencies. As a result, changes in the value of the United States dollar relative to foreign currencies may affect our competitiveness in foreign markets. We do not currently engage in foreign currency hedging activities, but may do so in the future to the extent that we incur a significant amount of foreign-currency denominated liabilities.

We rely on information technology systems to conduct our business, and disruption, failure or security breaches of these systems could adversely affect our business and results of operations.

We rely on information technology ("IT") systems in order to achieve our business objectives. We also rely upon industry accepted security measures and technology to securely maintain confidential information maintained on our IT systems. However, our portfolio of hardware and software products, solutions and services and our enterprise IT systems may be vulnerable to damage or disruption caused by circumstances beyond our control such as catastrophic events, power outages, natural disasters, computer system or network failures, computer viruses, cyber-attacks or other malicious software programs. The failure or disruption of our IT systems to perform as anticipated for any reason could disrupt our business and result in decreased performance, significant remediation costs, transaction errors, loss of data, processing inefficiencies, downtime, litigation and the loss of suppliers or customers. A significant disruption or failure could have a material adverse effect on our business operations, financial performance and financial condition.

Cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents may adversely affect our business by causing a disruption to our operations, a compromise or corruption of our confidential information, and/or damage to our business relationships, all of which could negatively impact our financial results.

A cyber incident is considered to be any adverse event that threatens the confidentiality, integrity or availability of our information resources. These incidents may be an intentional attack or an unintentional event and could involve gaining unauthorized access to our information systems for purposes of misappropriating assets, stealing confidential information, corrupting data or causing operational disruption. The result of these incidents may include disrupted operations, misstated or unreliable financial data, liability for stolen assets or information, increased cybersecurity protection and insurance costs, litigation and damage to our tenant and investor relationships. As our reliance on technology increases, so will the risks posed to our information systems, both internal and those we outsource. There is no guarantee that any processes, procedures and internal controls we have implemented or will implement will prevent cyber intrusions, which could have a negative impact on our financial results, operations, business relationships or confidential information.

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If we fail to correct any material weakness that we identify in our internal control over financial reporting or otherwise fail to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to report our financial results accurately and timely, in which case our business may be harmed, investors may lose confidence in the accuracy and completeness of our financial reports and the price of our common stock may decline.

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting and for evaluating and reporting on our system of internal control. Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. We are required to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other rules that govern public companies.

If we identify material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting in the future, if we cannot comply with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in a timely manner or attest that our internal control over financial reporting is effective, or if our independent registered public accounting firm cannot express an opinion as to the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting when required, we may not be able to report our financial results accurately and timely. As a result, investors, counterparties and consumers may lose confidence in the accuracy and completeness of our financial reports. Accordingly, access to capital markets and perceptions of our creditworthiness could be adversely affected, and the market price of our common stock could decline. In addition, we could become subject to investigations by the stock exchange on which our securities are listed, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or other regulatory authorities, which could require additional financial and management resources. These events could have a material and adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition and prospects.

The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated global economic disruption and uncertainty have affected, and may further affect, our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Our results of operations are affected by certain economic factors, including the downturn in the avionics market and closure of our facilities located in Noida, India on March 23, 2020. This facility resumed limited operations on May 7, 2020 and was in full operation at the end of June 2020. The broader implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our results of operations and overall financial performance remain uncertain as well as the extent to which it will affect our revenues and earnings. Although we believe we have sufficient liquidity and capital resources to effectively continue operations for the foreseeable future, continued deterioration of worldwide credit and financial markets may limit our ability to raise capital and financing may not be available to us in sufficient amounts, on acceptable terms, or at all. If we are unable to access sufficient capital on acceptable terms, our business could be adversely impacted.

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, we implemented various measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 across our organization, while also working to maintain business continuity. Consistent with government guidelines and mandates, these initiatives included the adoption of social distancing policies, work-at-home arrangements, and suspending employee travel. Currently, while a few of our administrative employees are working remotely from home in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, most of our employees are unable to work from home as we are primarily a manufacturer of products for the defense and aerospace industries and our employees’ work must be performed within a controlled environment. A decline in the health and safety of our employees, including key employees, or material disruptions to their ability to work either remotely or at one of our manufacturing facilities, could negatively affect our ability to operate our business normally and have a material adverse impact on our results of operations or financial condition.

To the extent that the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and affect the employee base or operations of our materials providers, disruptions in the provision of, or the inability to provide, materials to us could negatively impact our business operations.

Please see additional discussion in Part II, Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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Risks Related to Our Investments

The Company has made a material investment in a special purpose acquisition company that may not be successful.

The Company has invested $3.35 million in the Sponsor of the SPAC which was formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination in the aerospace, defense and communications industries.

The Sponsor holds 20% of the shares in the SPAC along with 5,200,000 private warrants at a strike price of $11.50. On November 7, 2019, the SPAC raised $172.5 million through the sale of 17.25 million shares and was listed as a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol ‘DFNS’. The SPAC’s IPO closed on November 12, 2019. Prior to and immediately following the IPO, the Sponsor held 4,312,500 shares of the SPAC, which are restricted and non-tradable.

If the SPAC is able to complete a business combination, it could be material to the Company. If the SPAC does not complete a business combination within 24 months from the closing of the SPAC’s IPO, the proceeds from the sale of the private warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the shares sold in the SPAC’s IPO (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the private warrants will expire worthless. There is no assurance that the SPAC will be successful in completing a business combination or that any business combination will be successful. The Company can lose its entire investment in the SPAC if a business combination is not completed within 24 months of the SPAC’s IPO or if the business combination is not successful, which may adversely impact the Company’s stockholder value.

See Note Q – Subsequent Event in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Report.

Risks Related to Our Securities

The price of our common stock has fluctuated considerably and is likely to remain volatile, in part due to the limited market for our common stock.

From January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the high and low closing sales prices for our common stock were $16.55 and $7.36, respectively. There is a limited public market for our common stock, and we cannot provide assurances that a more active trading market will develop or be sustained. As a result of limited trading volume in our common stock, the purchase or sale of a relatively small number of shares could result in significant price fluctuations and it may be difficult for holders to sell their shares without depressing the market price for our common stock.

Additionally, the market price of our common stock may continue to fluctuate significantly in response to a number of factors, some of which are beyond our control, including the following:

General economic conditions affecting the availability of long-term or short-term credit facilities, the purchasing and payment patterns of our customers, or the requirements imposed by our suppliers;

Economic conditions in our industry and in the industries of our customers and suppliers (including the impact of COVID-19);

Changes in financial estimates or investment recommendations by securities analysts relating to our common stock;

Market reaction to our reported financial results;

Loss of a major customer;

Announcements by us or our competitors of significant contracts, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments; and

Changes in key personnel.

Our officers, directors and 10% or greater stockholders have significant voting power and may vote their shares in a manner that is not in the best interest of other stockholders.

Our officers, directors and 10% or greater stockholders control approximately 43.8% of the voting power represented by our outstanding shares of common stock as of March 16, 2021. If these stockholders act together, they may be able to exert significant control over our management and affairs requiring stockholder approval, including approval of significant corporate transactions. This concentration of ownership may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control and might adversely affect the market price of our common stock. This concentration of ownership may not be in the best interests of all of our stockholders.

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Provisions in our corporate charter documents and under Delaware law could make an acquisition of the Company more difficult, which acquisition may be beneficial to our stockholders.

Provisions in our certificate of incorporation and by-laws, as well as provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware ("DGCL"), may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control of the Company, even if such a change in control would be beneficial to our stockholders. These provisions include prohibiting our stockholders from fixing the number of directors and establishing advance notice requirements for stockholder proposals that can be acted on at stockholder meetings and nominations to our board of directors (the "Board").

Additionally, Section 203 of the DGCL prohibits a person who owns in excess of 15% of our outstanding voting stock from merging or combining with us for a period of three years after the date of the transaction in which the person acquired in excess of 15% of our outstanding voting stock, unless the merger or combination is approved in a prescribed manner. We have not opted out of the restrictions under Section 203, as permitted under DGCL.

The warrants to purchase shares of our common stock may not have any value.

The warrants to purchase shares of our common stock are “modified European style warrants” and will only become exercisable on the earlier of (i) the expiration date, November 16, 2025, and (ii) such date that the 30-day volume weighted average price per share, or VWAP, of our common stock is greater than or equal to $17.50. Once the warrants become exercisable, they may be exercised in accordance with the terms of the warrant agreement until their expiration.

The warrants have an exercise price of $12.50 per share. This exercise price does not necessarily bear any relationship to established criteria for valuation of our common stock, such as book value per share, cash flows, or earnings; and the holder of such warrant should not consider this exercise price as an indication of the current or future market price of our common stock. There can be no assurance that the market price of our common stock will exceed $12.50 per share at any time, on the expiration date of the warrants, November 16, 2025, or at any other time the warrants may be exercised. If the warrants only become exercisable on the expiration date and the market price of our common stock on such date does not exceed $12.50 per share, the warrants will be of no value.

There can be no assurance that the 30-day VWAP of our common stock will be greater than or equal to $17.50 at any time prior to the expiration date of the warrants, November 16, 2025. As a result, the warrants may become exercisable only on the expiration date. If the warrants may be exercised only on the expiration date and the holder thereof does not exercise its warrants on that date, such warrants will expire and be of no value.

An active trading market for the warrants to purchase shares of our common stock may not develop.

If an active market for the warrants to purchase shares of our common stock does not develop or is not sustained, it may be difficult for the holders thereof to sell such warrants without depressing the market price for such securities.

Holders of the warrants to purchase shares of our common stock will have no rights as a common stockholder until such holders exercise their warrants and acquire shares of our common stock.

Until warrant holders acquire shares of our common stock upon exercise of the warrants, warrant holders will have no rights with respect to the shares of our common stock underlying such warrants. Upon the acquisition of shares of our common stock upon exercise of the warrants, the holders thereof will be entitled to exercise the rights of a common stockholder only as to matters for which the record date for the matter occurs after the exercise date of the warrants.

Adjustments to the exercise price of the warrants, or the number of shares of common stock for which the warrants are exercisable, following certain corporate events may not fully compensate warrant holders for the value they would have received if they held the common stock underlying the warrants at the time of such events.

The warrants provide for adjustments to the exercise price of the warrants following a number of corporate events, including (i) our issuance of a stock dividend or the subdivision or combination of our common stock, (ii) our issuance of rights, options or warrants to purchase our common stock at a price below the 10-day VWAP of our common stock, (iii) a distribution of capital stock of the Company or any subsidiary other than our common stock, rights to acquire such capital stock, evidences of indebtedness or assets, (iv) our issuance of a cash dividend on our common stock, and (v) certain tender offers for our common stock by the Company or one or more of our wholly-owned subsidiaries. The warrants also provide for adjustments to the number of shares of common stock for

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which the warrants are exercisable following our issuance of a stock dividend or the subdivision or combination of our common stock. Any adjustment made to the exercise price of the warrants or the number of shares of common stock for which the warrants are exercisable following a corporate event in accordance with these provisions may not fully compensate warrant holders for the value they would have received if they held the common stock underlying the warrants at the time of the event.

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments.

None.

Item 2.

Properties.

The Company's principal executive offices are located in Orlando, Florida within an MtronPTI operating facility. MtronPTI's operations are located in Orlando, Florida; Yankton, South Dakota; and Noida, India. PTF's operations are located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. We also have sales offices in Austin, Texas and Hong Kong.

MtronPTI owns a facility in Orlando, Florida, containing approximately 71,000 square feet on approximately five acres of land and owns a facility in Yankton, South Dakota, containing approximately 32,000 square feet on approximately 11 acres of land. MtronPTI also leases approximately 13,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Noida, India. PTF leases approximately 3,600 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Wakefield, Massachusetts. We also lease approximately 700 square feet of office space in Hong Kong. It is our opinion that the facilities referred to above are in good operating condition, suitable, and adequate for present uses.

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings.

None.

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable.

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PART II

Item 5.

Market for the Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

Market for Common Equity

Our common stock and warrants are traded on the NYSE American, under the symbols “LGL” and “LGL WS”, respectively. Based upon information furnished by our transfer agent, at March 16, 2021, we had 416 holders of record of our common stock and 416 holders of record of our common stock warrants.

Stock Repurchase Program

On August 29, 2011, our Board authorized the Company to repurchase up to 100,000 shares of its common stock in accordance with applicable securities laws. This authorization increased the total number of shares authorized and available for repurchase under the Company's existing share repurchase program to 540,000 shares, at such times, amounts and prices as the Company shall deem appropriate. Subject to certain safe harbor rules, the timing, amounts, and manner in which the Company can repurchase shares is tied to prevailing trading volumes and other limitations, which includes a general limitation to 25% of the average daily trading volume based on the most recent prior four weeks. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had repurchased a total of 81,584 shares of common stock under this program at a cost of $580,000, which shares are currently held in treasury. No shares were repurchased during the year ended December 31, 2020.

ATM Offering

On January 22, 2020, the Company entered into an Open Market Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC, as sales agent (“Jefferies”), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, in what is deemed to be an “at the market offering” (“ATM Offering”) through Jefferies, shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $15,000,000. Shares sold under the Sales Agreement are issued pursuant to the shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-235767), filed by the Company with the SEC on December 31, 2019, which was declared effective on January 8, 2020. The Company filed a prospectus supplement with the SEC on January 23, 2020 in connection with the offer and sale of the shares pursuant to the Sales Agreement. During February and March of 2020, 263,725 shares were sold under the Sales Agreement, at an average price per share of $13.65, generating net proceeds of approximately $3,492,000 after brokerage charges of $108,000 were deducted and paid to Jefferies. As required under the Sales Agreement, the Company obtained the prior consent of Jefferies in order to consummate this offering. The Sales Agreement and ATM Offering remain in effect in accordance with their terms.

Cash Dividend Policy

Our Board has adhered to a practice of not paying cash dividends. This policy takes into account our long-term growth objectives, including our anticipated investments for organic growth, potential technology acquisitions or other strategic ventures and stockholders' desire for capital appreciation of their holdings. In addition, the covenants under MtronPTI’s credit facility effectively place certain limitations on its ability to make certain payments to its parent, including but not limited to payments of dividends and other distributions, which effectively could limit the Company’s ability to pay cash dividends to stockholders. No cash dividends have been paid to our stockholders since January 30, 1989, and none are expected to be paid for the foreseeable future.

Warrant Dividend

On October 27, 2020, our Board declared a dividend of warrants to purchase shares of our common stock to holders of record of our common stock as of November 9, 2020. Each holder of our common stock as of the record date received one warrant for each share of common stock owned. Five warrants will entitle their holder to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price of $12.50. The warrants are "modified European style warrants" and will be exercisable on the earlier of (i) their expiration date, November 16, 2025, and (ii) such date that the 30-day volume weighted average price per share, or VWAP, of our common stock is greater than or equal to $17.50. The warrants were issued on November 16, 2020. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the distribution of the warrants. Assuming that all warrants are exercised, the net proceeds from the exercise of the warrants will be

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approximately $13.0 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the exercise of the warrants for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, general and administrative expenses, capital expenditures and implementation of our strategic priorities. Pending the application of the net proceeds, we may invest the proceeds in short-term, interest bearing, investment-grade marketable securities or money market obligations.

Item 6.

Selected Financial Data.

You should read the following selected consolidated financial data together with ''Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations'' and our consolidated financial statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this Report.

The selected consolidated statement of operations data for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the selected consolidated balance sheet data as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, are derived from our audited financial statements included elsewhere in this Report. The selected consolidated statement of operations data for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, and the selected consolidated balance sheet data as of December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, are derived from our audited financial statements not included in this Report. These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Our historical results may not be indicative of the operating results to be expected in any future period.

 

 

 

Year ended December 31,

 

 

 

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

Revenues

 

$

31,162

 

 

$

31,897

 

 

$

24,870

 

 

$

22,402

 

 

$

20,891

 

Operating income (loss) (a)

 

 

1,415

 

 

 

3,439

 

 

 

1,430

 

 

 

276

 

 

 

(161

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

1,304

 

 

 

3,909

 

 

 

1,570

 

 

 

219

 

 

 

(17

)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

336

 

 

 

(3,107

)

 

 

165

 

 

 

102

 

 

 

(165

)

Net income

 

$

968

 

 

$

7,016

 

 

$

1,405

 

 

$

117

 

 

$

148

 

Weighted average number of shares used in the

   basic earnings per share calculation

 

 

5,173,430

 

 

 

4,883,923

 

 

 

4,748,609

 

 

 

2,929,641

 

 

 

2,665,043

 

Weighted average number of shares used in the

   diluted earnings per share calculation

 

 

5,216,859

 

 

 

4,977,595

 

 

 

4,875,031

 

 

 

3,035,104

 

 

 

2,665,730

 

Per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per share

 

$

0.19

 

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

0.06

 

Diluted net income per share

 

$

0.19

 

 

$

1.41

 

 

$

0.29

 

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

0.06

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

18,331

 

 

$

12,453

 

 

$

15,508

 

 

$

13,250

 

 

$

2,778

 

Working capital

 

$

30,384

 

 

$

24,826

 

 

$

24,633

 

 

$

21,923

 

 

$

10,135

 

Total assets

 

$

43,455

 

 

$

39,217

 

 

$

30,075

 

 

$

27,555

 

 

$

16,646

 

Stockholders' equity (b)

 

$

39,765

 

 

$

34,893

 

 

$

27,323

 

 

$

24,928

 

 

$

13,891

 

(a)

Operating income (loss) is defined as revenues less operating expenses, which excludes investment income, interest expense, gain on sale of land and equipment, insurance proceeds, other income and taxes and includes impairment charges. Includes $790,000 and $112,000 of non-cash stock-based compensation expense in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

(b)

No cash dividends have been declared during the periods presented.

 

 

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Item 7.

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

You should read the following discussion and analysis together with our audited consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes. This discussion contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our expected financial position, business and financing plans. These statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from the results described in or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those discussed below and elsewhere in this Report, particularly under the headings "Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors."

Results of Operations

Factors Which May Influence Results of Operations

We are not aware of any material trends or uncertainties, other than national economic conditions affecting our industry generally, that may reasonably be expected to have a material impact, favorable or unfavorable, on our revenues or income other than those listed in Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors, of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and globally, our business and operations have been impacted and may be further impacted, as further discussed below.

COVID-19

The global outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a national emergency by the U.S. Government in March 2020 and has negatively impacted the U.S. and global economy, disrupted global supply chains, resulted in significant travel and transport restrictions, including mandated closures and orders to “shelter-in-place,” and created significant disruption of the financial markets.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company’s operations in India were closed on March 23, 2020 and resumed limited operations on May 7, 2020 with a reduced level of staffing. By the end of June 2020, the Company’s India facilities were fully staffed and operating at normal capacity. Despite the revenue decrease associated with the foregoing suspension of operations in India and other 2020 COVID-19 impacts on our business, the Company does not anticipate COVID-19 having a significant impact on the Company’s future results. However, the ultimate effect on our future results could be significant and will largely depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19, the success of actions taken to contain or treat COVID-19 including the widespread availability and use of effective vaccines, and reactions by consumers, companies, governmental entities and capital markets.

In accordance with the Department of Defense (“DoD”) guidance issued in March 2020 designating the Defense Industrial Base as a critical infrastructure workforce, our U.S. production facilities have continued to operate in support of essential products and services required to meet national security commitments to the U.S. Government and the U.S. military; however, facility closures or work slowdowns or temporary stoppages have occurred and could occur in the future. In addition, other countries have different practices and policies that can affect our international operations and the operations of our suppliers and customers. In some cases, our facilities are not operating under full staffing as a result of COVID-19. Customer visits and representative training are being impacted by travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19, which could delay new design wins and future business with our customers.

The Company has taken measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, work with our customers to minimize potential disruptions and support our community in addressing the challenges posed by this global pandemic. The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operational and financial performance, including our ability to execute our contracts in the expected timeframe, will depend on future developments, including the duration and spread of the pandemic and related actions taken by the U.S. Government, state and local government officials, and international governments to prevent disease spread, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted.

An extended period of global supply chain disruption caused by the response to COVID-19 could impact our ability to perform on our contracts. To date, we have identified a number of suppliers that have potential delivery impacts due to COVID-19 and, if we are not able to continue to implement alternatives or other mitigations, contract deliveries could be adversely impacted.

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Delays in inspection, acceptance and payment by our customers, many of whom are teleworking, could also affect our sales and cash flows. This is particularly an issue with respect to classified work that is unable to be done remotely. Limitations on government operations can also impact regulatory approvals such as export licenses that are needed for international sales and deliveries. In addition, we could experience delays in new contract starts or awards of future work as well as the uncertain impact of contract modifications to respond to the national emergency. Government funding priorities may change as a result of the costs of COVID-19. If significant portions of our workforce are unable to work effectively, including because of illness, quarantines, absenteeism, government actions, facility closures, travel restrictions or other restrictions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, our operations will be impacted. We may be unable to perform fully on our contracts and our costs may increase as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. These cost increases, including costs for employees whose jobs cannot be performed remotely, may not be fully recoverable under our contracts, or adequately covered by insurance. The impact of COVID-19 could worsen if there is an extended duration of any COVID-19 outbreak or a resurgence of COVID-19 infection in affected regions after they have begun to experience improvement.

COVID-19 has also led to disruption and volatility in the global capital markets, which depending on future developments could impact our capital resources and liquidity in the future. COVID-19 has also caused volatility in the equity capital markets. We are monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on the fair value of our assets. While we do not currently anticipate any material impairments on our assets as a result of COVID-19, future changes in expectations for sales, earnings and cash flows related to intangible assets and goodwill below our current projections could cause these assets to be impaired. While these are our current assumptions, this is an emerging situation and these could change, which could affect our outlook.

Equity Investment in Unconsolidated Subsidiary

On November 6, 2019, the Company invested $3.35 million in the Sponsor of the SPAC. The SPAC is a publicly- traded company on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol “DFNS” which was formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination in the aerospace, defense and communications industries. The Sponsor holds 100% of the SPAC’s Class B common shares, which are restricted and non-tradable, and 5,200,000 private warrants. The Sponsor purchased the private warrants in a private placement that closed simultaneously with the consummation of the SPAC’s IPO. Each private warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of common stock of the SPAC at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The Company’s investment in the Sponsor represents 62.2% of the Sponsor’s initial risk capital and a 43.57% interest in the Sponsor’s capital account after the SPAC IPO.  

The SPAC IPO closed on November 12, 2019; proceeds from the SPAC IPO totaled $172.5 million. If the SPAC does not complete a business combination within 24 months from the closing of the SPAC IPO, the proceeds from the sale of the private warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the shares sold in the SPAC IPO (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the private warrants will expire worthless. The Sponsor holds 20% of the total common shares (Class A and Class B) in the SPAC along with the 5,200,000 private warrants.

The Sponsor is managed by LGL Systems Nevada Management Partners LLC (“Nevada GP”), an affiliated entity deemed to be under the significant influence of Marc Gabelli, the Company’s Chairman of the Board. The Company has determined that it is not the primary beneficiary of the Sponsor, as Nevada GP has the power to direct the activities of the Sponsor that most significantly impact the Sponsor’s economic performance through an operating agreement. The Company, therefore, accounts for the Sponsor under the equity method of accounting. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized a loss on equity investment in unconsolidated subsidiary of $262,000 and $16,000, respectively.

See Note Q – Subsequent Event in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

2020 Compared to 2019

Consolidated Revenues, Gross Margin and Backlog

Revenue was impacted by a decline in the avionics market related to reduced demand associated with the COVID pandemic. The decline was largely offset by increased sales in our defense/military and aerospace markets.  Margins declined due to a period shutdown in the Company’s India operations and our requirement to maintain redundant production capability. Reduced backlog reflects lower bookings in 2020 largely from the avionics market rapid decline and other related COVID pandemic issues.

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Total revenues were $31,162,000, a decrease of $735,000, or 2.3%, from $31,897,000 in 2019. The lower revenue reflects the decline in the avionics market and other related COVID pandemic issues. Sales growth was slowed by a period shutdown of production in our India facilities, which is part of our supply chain, and its subsequent phased reopening. Our facilities in India remain subject to closures based on local market regulations due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, though we continue to operate these facilities to ensure customer deliveries. Total revenue benefited from improvements in sales within our defense/military and aerospace markets.

Consolidated gross margin, which is consolidated revenues less manufacturing cost of sales as a percentage of revenues, decreased to 35.1% compared to 39.2% for the prior year. Gross margins were impacted by the product mix shift away from avionics, and from the COVID shutdown of India requiring onshoring of production to U.S. factories, resulting in increased production costs. As LGL is an essential business, we maintained our production and operations, to support our customer requirements, incurring additional costs to preserve manufacturing capabilities.

As of December 31, 2020, our order backlog was $19,801,000, a decrease of 9.4% compared to $21,857,000 as of December 31, 2019. The reduced backlog reflects lower bookings in 2020 largely from the avionics market decline related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The backlog of unfilled orders includes amounts based on signed contracts as well as agreed letters of intent, which we have determined are firm orders likely to be fulfilled primarily in the next 12 months.

Order backlog is adjusted quarterly to reflect project cancellations, deferrals, revised project scope and cost, and sales of subsidiaries, if any. We expect to fill substantially all of our order backlog as of December 31, 2020 in 2021, but cannot provide assurances as to what portion of the order backlog will be fulfilled in a given year.

Operating Income

Operating income of $1,415,000 declined by $2,024,000 from the year ended December 31, 2019 operating income of $3,439,000. The decline was due to the reduction in revenue and gross margin noted above as well a $678,000 increase in non-cash stock-based compensation costs, partly offset by a reduction in administrative costs. Engineering, selling and administrative expenses were 30.5% of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to 28.4% of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Interest (Expense) Income, Net

Interest (expense) income, net, showed expense of $11,000 compared to income of $2,000 for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Other Income, Net

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, other income, net was $162,000 and $484,000, respectively, a decrease of $322,000 in the current year. This decline resulted principally from the income on our investment portfolio.

Income Tax Provision

We must make certain estimates and judgments in determining income tax expense for financial statement purposes. These estimates and judgments occur in the calculation of tax credits, tax benefits and deductions and in the calculation of certain tax assets and liabilities, which arise from differences in the timing of recognition of revenue and expense for tax and financial statement purposes. Significant changes to these estimates may result in an increase or decrease to the tax provision in a subsequent period.

In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, in accordance with the provisions of Accounting Standards Codification 740, Income Taxes (“ASC 740”), we consider whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of our deferred tax assets will or will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become realizable. Based upon the weighting of positive and negative evidence, the Company has determined the results of future operations will generate sufficient taxable income that it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets of $3,052,000 at December 31, 2020 will be utilized in the foreseeable future. At December 31, 2020, the Company’s remaining valuation allowance was $379,000, consisting primarily of tax credits expiring between 2021 and 2025. Should a change in circumstances lead to a change in judgment about the ability to realize deferred tax assets in future years, the Company will adjust related valuation allowances in the period that the change in circumstances occurs, along with a corresponding increase or charge to income.

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We recorded an income tax (benefit) provision for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 of $336,000 and $(3,107,000), respectively. The change in our income tax (benefit) provision from the prior year was primarily due to the $3,344,000 reversal of the valuation allowance in 2019, offset by the impact of income taxes on our income.

Net Income

Net income was $968,000 compared to $7,016,000 for the year ended December 31, 2019. The decrease was largely due to the tax benefit from the valuation allowance reversal in 2019 ($3.3 million). The remaining decline of $2.7 million reflected the lower revenue and margins and higher costs discussed above. Basic net income per share for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0.19 and $1.44, respectively. Diluted net income per share for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0.19 and $1.41, respectively.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, cash and cash equivalents were $18,331,000 and $12,453,000, respectively. The $3,192,000 of cash provided from operating activities together with the $3,254,000 from sales of securities under our ATM Offering largely contributed to the increase in cash and cash equivalents.

Cash provided by operating activities was $3,192,000 and $2,666,000 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The $526,000 increase was primarily due to favorable changes in accounts receivable and inventory levels of $3,660,000 (including the discontinuance of certain consignment inventory offerings to our customers) and deferred taxes of $3,435,000, partly offset by the Company’s year over year decrease in net income of $6,048,000.

Cash used in investing activities for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $428,000 and $6,163,000, respectively. In 2020, we made capital expenditures of $407,000 and purchased marketable securities of $21,000. In 2019, we invested $3,350,000 in an unconsolidated subsidiary, made net marketable security purchases of $1,650,000 and spend $1,163,000 on capital improvements. Capital expenditures in 2020 and 2019 were primarily for the purchase of production equipment and facility improvements.

Cash provided by financing activities for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $3,114,000 and $442,000, respectively. In 2020, this reflects the Company’s first quarter sale of securities under its ATM Offering of $3,254,000, costs related to the issuance of common stock warrants of $202,000 and proceeds from stock options exercised of $62,000. In 2019, the Company received $442,000 from proceeds of stock options exercised.

As of December 31, 2020, our consolidated working capital was $30,384,000, compared to $24,826,000 as of December 31, 2019. As of December 31, 2020, we had current assets of $33,781,000, current liabilities of $3,397,000 and a ratio of current assets to current liabilities of 9.94 to 1.00. As of December 31, 2019, we had current assets of $28,910,000, current liabilities of $4,084,000 and a ratio of current assets to current liabilities of 7.08 to 1.00. Management continues to focus on efficiently managing working capital requirements to match operating activity levels and will seek to deploy the Company’s working capital where it will generate the greatest returns.

We believe that existing cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities and cash generated from operations and availability under our revolving credit agreement will provide sufficient liquidity to meet our ongoing working capital and capital expenditure requirements for the next 12 months from the date of this filing. However, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 impacts on our customers and suppliers, as well as our industry as a whole.

See Note H – Revolving Credit Agreement and Note J – Stockholders’ Equity in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for details of the Revolving Credit Agreement and the ATM Offering.

Our Board has adhered to a practice of not paying cash dividends. This policy takes into account our long-term growth objectives, including our anticipated investments for organic growth, potential acquisitions or other strategic ventures and stockholders' desire for capital appreciation of their holdings. No cash dividends have been paid to the Company's stockholders since January 30, 1989, and none are expected to be paid for the foreseeable future.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our significant accounting policies are described in Note B - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in the accompanying Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. The Company's discussion and analysis of its financial condition and results of operations are based upon the Company's consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The

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preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to the carrying value of inventories, the likelihood of collecting outstanding accounts receivable, value of stock-based compensation, and the provision for income taxes. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. In the past, actual results have not been materially different from our estimates. However, results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Item 7A.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Not applicable.

Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

See the financial statements included at the end of this Report beginning on page 38.

Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

None.

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to us, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

As required by Rules 13a-15(b) and 15d-15(b) of the Exchange Act, an evaluation as of December 31, 2020 was conducted under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act). Based on this evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures, as of December 31, 2020, were effective.

Management’s Annual Report on Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f). Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020 based on the framework in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework). Based on that evaluation, our management has concluded that our internal controls over financial reporting were effective as of December 31, 2020.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

Item 9B.

Other Information.

None.

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PART III

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

Directors

The following table sets forth information regarding our directors as of December 31, 2020, including their business experience for the past five years (and, in some instances, for prior years) and their specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion that they should serve as directors.

Name

 

Age

 

Director

Since

 

Offices and Positions Held With the Company, Business Experience and Principal Occupation for the Last Five Years, and Directorships in Public Corporations and Investment Companies

Marc J. Gabelli

 

53

 

2004

 

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, The LGL Group, Inc. (December 2017 to present, and September 2004 to April 2016); Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DFNS) (September 2019 to present), and has served as a Director of LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. since its inception in early 2019; Chairman of Gabelli Merger Plus Trust since July 2017; Director of GAMCO Investors, Inc. from November 2014 to May 2016; Director and President of Associated Capital Group (October 2015 to May 2016); Managing Partner, Horizon Research (January 2013 to present), an investment management and research services provider; Chief Executive Officer, Gabelli Securities International Ltd. (1994 to present), a global alternative asset management platform and merchant advisor; President and Managing Partner, GGCP, Inc. (1999 to present), a private corporation that makes investments for its own account; Managing Member, Commonwealth Management Partners LLC (2008 to present); and Director and Managing Partner, GAMA Funds Holdings GmbH (2009 to present). Mr. Gabelli brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of the Company's business and industry due to his longstanding service on the Board, as well as his financial expertise and leadership experience as an executive of various investment firms.

Timothy Foufas

 

52

 

2007

 

Mr. Foufas has served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DFNS) since September 2019; Managing Partner, Plato Foufas & Co. LLC (2005 to present), a financial services company; Chief Executive Officer of LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. from inception to September 2019; President, Levalon Properties LLC (2007 to 2018), a real estate property management company; Senior Vice President, Bayshore Management Co. LLC (2005 to 2006), a real estate property management company; Director of Investments, Liam Ventures Inc. (2000 to 2005), a private equity investment firm; and Director, ICTC Group, Inc. (2010 to 2013), a rural local exchange carrier headquartered in Nome, ND. Mr. Foufas brings to the Board his management skills and expertise in financial, investment and real estate matters.

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Donald H. Hunter

 

64

 

2013

 

Principal, Donald Hunter LLC (April 2007 to present), a consulting practice based in Wellesley, MA; since February 2018, Mr. Hunter is a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: KSHB), a packaging and supply company serving the regulated cannabis industry; Mr. Hunter was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Harbor Global Company Limited (October 2000 to December 2006), a public company that owned and operated international investment management and natural resources subsidiaries; Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Global Investments, a Division of the Pioneer Group, Inc. (August 1998 to October 2000), a company that provided investment management services and owned several natural resources investments; and Manager of International Finance, the Pioneer Group, Inc. (January 1991 to August 1998), with financial responsibility for international strategic start-ups. Mr. Hunter served as a director of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (February 2014 to March 2016), a specialty pharmaceuticals company (NASDAQ: JNP), where he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee; LICT Corporation (June 2014 to May 2016), an integrated provider of broadband and voice services (OTC PK: LICT); and the Pioneer First Polish Trust Fund, where he served as Audit Committee Chairman for the first mutual fund in Poland. Mr. Hunter brings to the Board financial, operating, governance, international and mergers and acquisition experience.

Manjit Kalha

 

45

 

2011

 

Mr. Kalha has served as an Executive Vice President (Finance) at PMV Consumer Acquisition Corp, Inc. (NYSE: PMVC) (September 2020 to present); Managing Partner, Horizon Research (August 2012 to present), a firm that provides investment management and research services; Chief Executive Officer, Horizon AMC (June 2008 to present), a firm that provides investment management and consulting services; Chief Executive Officer and Director, Jeet Associates Private Limited (December 2006 to present), a consulting firm based in New Delhi that provides business strategy, finance, and taxation advisory services. Mr. Kalha began his career at Arthur Andersen’s New Delhi office. Mr. Kalha brings to the Board his experience in management and manufacturing operations, and an extensive knowledge of global financial markets.

Ivan Arteaga

 

52

 

2019

 

Mr. Arteaga’s biographical information can be found under the section for Executive Officers below.

Bel Lazar

 

 

 

 

 

59

 

2019

 

Mr. Lazar is currently Chief Operations Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Efficient Power Conversion, a leading provider of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power management technology (April 2015 to present); and Chief Executive Officer of EPC Space LLC, a high reliability wide-gap power management technology company, and was previously President and CEO of API Technologies Corp., formerly a NASDAQ listed company. Mr. Lazar brings to the Board his experience in management and aerospace manufacturing operations within our industry, and significant mergers and acquisition experience.

Michael J. Ferrantino

 

49

 

2019

 

Mr. Ferrantino currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for Interex, Inc. and is on the board of Gabelli Equity Trust, Inc. and Gabelli Utility Trust. Mr. Ferrantino currently serves as director, LGL Systems Acquisition Corp (NYSE: DFNS) (September 2019 to present); Mr. Ferrantino was previously Chief Executive Officer & Director at Valpey-Fisher Corp. Mr. Ferrantino received an undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. Mr. Ferrantino is the son of our former Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Ferrantino, Sr., who resigned effective December 31, 2019, and brings to the Board his strong experience in management and manufacturing operations.

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Robert “Rob” LaPenta

 

51

 

2020

 

Mr. LaPenta has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DFNS) since September 2019. Mr. LaPenta began his career as a Senior Associate at Coopers & Lybrand as a CPA responsible for managing audits, consulting, M&A due diligence and special project engagements for multiple clients in various industries. Mr. LaPenta was Managing Director and Co-head of Equity Trading at Bank of America Securities, LLC where he managed the firm’s equity capital commitment, proprietary trading, secondary offerings and risk management within cash trading. In 2007, Mr. LaPenta joined L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy. Following the sale of L-1 to Safran and BAE Systems, Mr. LaPenta became a Partner of Aston Capital, an alternative asset management firm of the LaPenta family office, and co-founded the Boundary Group, an investment firm focused on private investments in the aerospace, defense and intelligence markets. Mr. LaPenta has previously served on the Board of Directors at AFIX Technologies and The Radiant Group and served on the Board and as the Audit Committee Chairman for TherapeuticsMD (TXMD: Nasdaq), a Board observer for Amergint Technologies and an Audit Committee member for St. David’s School New York City. Mr. LaPenta brings to the Board considerable experience in the aerospace and defense industry, mergers and acquisitions and global financial markets.

John Mega

 

67

 

2020

 

Mr. Mega has served as President of LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DFNS) since September 2019. Mr. Mega was an original founding member of L3, which merged with Harris Technologies and is now L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LHX). Mr. Mega built and managed several divisions at L3 since its formation in 1997 after spinning off from Lockheed Martin. Prior to his retirement in 2018, he was a corporate Senior Vice President and President of L3’s Communication Systems, one of the four L3 major business segments. Earlier in his career, he had been President of L3’s Microwave Group, President of Narda Microwave, President of Logimetrics Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of at Lockheed Martin Corp’s Tactical Defense Systems, Group Controller at Loral Corp and a principal at Raytheon Company (RTN: NYSE). Mr. Mega brings to the Board his considerable experience in management and manufacturing operations within our industry.

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Executive Officers

The following table sets forth information regarding our executive officers as of December 31, 2020, including their business experience for the past five years and prior years.

Name

 

Age

 

Offices and Positions Held with the Company, Business Experience and Principal Occupation for the Last Five Years

Ivan Arteaga

 

 

52

 

Interim Chief Executive Officer, The LGL Group, Inc. (January 2020 to present). Mr. Arteaga is the Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Arteaga Capital Management, LLC (2006 to present), an investment manager to alternative global investment funds and provider of equity research services; Portfolio Manager, Arteaga Global Partners, LP (2007 to present), a global equity investment partnership; Managing Member, Arteaga Investment Management Group, LLC (2008 to present), a registered investment advisor; Director, Brick Skirt Holdings, Inc. (2014 to present), owner of a rural local exchange carrier - DFT Communications - headquartered in Fredonia, NY. He was formerly Portfolio Manager, GAMCO Investors, Inc. (1994 to 2006), managing various funds and accounts with mandates including global and telecommunications; Vice President, Equity Research, Telecommunications Leader, Gabelli & Company, Inc., a provider of institutional research and brokerage services (1992 to 2002); Senior Associate, KPMG Inc., a global CPA, audit, and consulting firm. Mr. Arteaga brings to the Board and executive team his extensive financial and investment experience, his knowledge of global financial markets, and his knowledge and experience as an analyst and investor in the communications and satellite industry.

 

James W. Tivy

 

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Chief Financial Officer, The LGL Group, Inc. (January 2018 to present); SVP, Finance for INTL FCStone Securities Inc. (November 2012 to January 2017); Group Controller, INTL FCStone Inc. (January 2008 to November 2012).

Joan Atkinson Nano

 

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Chief Accounting Officer, The LGL Group, Inc. (June 2020 to present); Chief Financial Officer of Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., formerly a NASDAQ listed company (June 2019 to September 2020). Mrs. Nano has served as Managing Director for Finance Solutions, LLC, a financial consulting firm, since 2008. As a financial consultant, she led initiatives on SEC reporting matters, acquisition analysis, cost savings, cash flow improvement, ERP implementation and tax matters for clients including Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), Catalyst Capital Group and Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX). From 2001 to 2008, Mrs. Nano served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products for various markets including aerospace and defense, where she led all of the business unit finance teams as well as corporate financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting. Prior to Crane Co., Joan held positions at GE Capital Corporation and Pitney Bowes. Joan is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a BS degree from Sacred Heart University-Jack Welsh College of Business & Technology, graduating cum laude, and completed executive training at the Wharton School.

Linda Biles

 

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Vice-President, Controller, The LGL Group, Inc. (June 2020 to present); Vice-President and Controller for MtronPTI (2007 to present).

Patrick Huvane

 

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Senior Vice-President, Business Development, The LGL Group, Inc. (June 2020 to present); Vice President, Finance and Accounting, LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DFNS) (September 2019 to present); Chief Financial Officer of Teton Advisors, Inc. (OTC: TETAA) since 2019. Mr. Huvane was Vice President, Finance of Standard Diversified Inc. (NYSE American: SDI) from December 2018 to April 2019. From November 2007 to December 2018, Mr. Huvane was employed by Tiptree Inc. (NASD: TIPT) as Chief Accounting Officer.

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Code of Ethics

We adopted a code of ethics as part of our Business Conduct Policy, which applies to all of our employees, including our principal executive, financial and accounting officers. Our Business Conduct Policy is available at www.lglgroup.com. Amendments to and waivers of our code of ethics and Business Conduct Policy will be disclosed on our website.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee of the Board (the "Audit Committee") consists of Messrs. Hunter, Kalha and Foufas. The Board has determined that all Audit Committee members are financially literate and independent under applicable NYSE American listing standards. Mr. Hunter serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and the Board has determined that he qualifies as the Audit Committee financial expert, as defined under the Exchange Act.

Item 11.

Executive Compensation.

Summary Compensation Table

The following table sets forth information with respect to compensation earned by the named executive officers:

 

Name and Principal Position

 

Year

 

Salary

($)

 

 

Bonus

($)

 

 

 

Stock

Awards (1)

($)

 

 

 

Option

Awards (1)

($)

 

 

All Other

Compensation

($)

 

 

 

Total

($)

 

Ivan Arteaga

 

2020

 

 

56,215

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

405,450

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

2,740

 

(4)

 

 

464,405

 

Interim Chief Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James W. Tivy

 

2020

 

 

96,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96,000

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

2019

 

 

96,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,377

 

(5)

 

 

97,377

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Biles

 

2020

 

 

130,160

 

 

 

52,000

 

 

 

 

120,000

 

(6)

 

 

 

 

 

7,035

 

(4)

 

 

309,195

 

Vice President, Controller

 

2019

 

 

123,427

 

 

 

45,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,780

 

(4)

 

 

174,207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Reflects the aggregate grant date fair value of stock awards or option awards granted in the applicable year, computed in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Standards Codification Topic 718. For a discussion of the assumptions and methodologies used to calculate these amounts, please see Note K – Stock-Based Compensation in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Report.

 

(2)

Amount includes $9,507 in fees paid to Mr. Arteaga for his services as a director in 2020.

 

(3)

On March 26, 2020, the Company awarded Mr. Arteaga 45,000 restricted shares of common stock with a grant date fair value of $405,450.

 

(4)

Amounts include reimbursement of cell phone and taxable fringe benefits, as well as matching contributions made by the Company to the individual's 401(k) Plan.

 

(5)

Amounts include reimbursement of travel expenses paid to consultant.

 

(6)

On December 29, 2020, the Company awarded Ms. Biles 10,762 restricted shares of common stock with a grant date fair value of $120,000.

Employment Agreement

The Company entered into an employment agreement effective January 1, 2020 (the “Arteaga Agreement”) with Mr. Arteaga in connection with Mr. Arteaga’s appointment as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer for the Company. The Arteaga Agreement provides for compensation to Mr. Arteaga at an annual rate of $48,000 per year, a restricted stock award of 45,000 shares, and eligibility for an annual discretionary bonus. Per the terms of the Arteaga Agreement, Mr. Arteaga’s restricted stock award will be prorated based on his length of service as Interim Chief Executive Officer and vest over the initial vesting period of up to three years through January 1, 2024.

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Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

The following table sets forth the information with respect to outstanding equity awards held by our named executive officers as of December 31, 2020.

 

 

 

Option Awards

 

Stock Awards

 

Name

 

Number of

Securities

Underlying

Unexercised

Options (#)

Exercisable

 

 

Number of

Securities

Underlying

Unexercised

Options (#)

Unexercisable

 

Option

Exercise

Price ($)

 

 

Option

Expiration

Date

 

Number of

Shares of

Units of

Stock that

Have Not

Vested (#)

 

 

Market

Value of

Units of

Stock that

Have Not

Vested ($)

 

Linda Biles (1) (2)

 

 

3,000

 

 

 

 

3.9

 

 

9/2/2021

 

 

10,762

 

 

 

134,955

 

Ivan Arteaga (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45,000

 

 

 

564,300

 

 

 

(1)

On September 2, 2016, the Company granted Ms. Biles options to purchase 3,000 shares of common stock under the Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Plan with a grant date fair value of $2,684. These options were fully vested as of September 2, 2019 .

 

(2)

On December 29, 2020, the Company awarded Ms. Biles 10,762 restricted shares of common stock with a grant date fair value of $120,000. These shares vest as follows: 3,329 at December 29, 2021, 3,329 at December 31, 2022 and 4,104 at December 31, 2023.

 

(3)

On March 26, 2020, the Company awarded Mr. Arteaga 45,000 restricted shares of common stock with a grant date fair value of $405,450. These shares vest as follows: 15,000 at January 1, 2022, 15,000 at January 1, 2023 and 15,000 at January 1, 2024.

Non-Employee Director Compensation

The following table sets forth information with respect to compensation earned by or awarded to each non-employee director who served on the Board during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020:

Name

 

Fees

Earned or

Paid in

Cash

($)

 

 

Stock

Awards

($) (1)

 

 

Total

($)

 

Marc J. Gabelli

 

 

17,500

 

 

 

182,247

 

 

 

199,747

 

Timothy Foufas

 

 

26,750

 

 

 

70,747

 

 

 

97,497

 

Donald H. Hunter

 

 

26,500

 

 

 

70,747

 

 

 

97,247

 

Manjit Kalha

 

 

29,000

 

 

 

49,517

 

 

 

78,517

 

Ivan Arteaga

 

 

9,507

 

 

 

 

(2)

 

9,507

 

Bel Lazar

 

 

33,257

 

 

 

54,022

 

 

 

87,279

 

Michael J. Ferrantino

 

 

16,750

 

 

 

54,022

 

 

 

70,772

 

John Mega

 

 

4,750

 

 

 

59,741

 

 

 

64,491

 

Robert LaPenta

 

 

4,750

 

 

 

59,741

 

 

 

64,491

 

 

(1)

These shares were granted under the Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Plan.

 

(2)

On March 26, 2020, in connection with his role as LGL’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Arteaga was awarded 45,000 restricted shares of LGL common stock with a grant date fair value of $405,450.

In 2020, our directors also received the following in addition to the equity awards granted as part of their base compensation: (i) their annual base cash compensation of $10,000; (ii) $750 for attendance at each meeting of the Board held telephonically and (iii) the Audit Committee Chairman received a $2,000 annual cash retainer, and the Nominating Committee Chairman and Compensation Committee Chairman each received a $1,000 annual cash retainer.

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Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

The following table sets forth information regarding the number of shares of our common stock beneficially owned on March 16, 2021, by:

 

Each person who is known to us to beneficially own more than 5% of our common stock;

 

Each of our directors, nominees and named executive officers; and

 

All of our directors and executive officers, as a group.

The amounts and percentages of common stock beneficially owned are reported on the basis of regulations of the SEC governing the determination of beneficial ownership of securities. Under the rules of the SEC, a person is deemed to be a “beneficial owner” of a security if that person has or shares voting power, which includes the power to vote or direct the voting of a security, or investment power, which includes the power to dispose of or to direct the disposition of a security. A person is also deemed to be a beneficial owner of any securities of which that person has a right to acquire beneficial ownership within 60 days. Under these rules, more than one person may be deemed a beneficial owner of the same securities and a person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of securities as to which such person has no economic interest. Except as otherwise indicated in the footnotes below, each of the beneficial owners listed has, to our knowledge, sole voting and investment power with respect to the indicated shares of common stock.

Except as otherwise set forth below, the address of each of the persons listed below is: The LGL Group, Inc., 2525 Shader Road, Orlando, Florida 32804.

 

 

 

Common Stock

Beneficially Owned (1)

 

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner

 

Shares

 

 

 

%

 

5% Stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mario J. Gabelli

 

 

1,042,612

 

(2)

 

 

19.6

 

Renaissance Technologies, LLC

 

 

303,154

 

(3)

 

 

5.7

 

Directors and Named Executive Officers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc J. Gabelli

 

 

843,616

 

(4)

 

 

15.8

 

Ivan Arteaga

 

 

45,000

 

(5)

 

*

 

Timothy Foufas

 

 

37,275

 

 

 

*

 

Donald H. Hunter

 

 

25,248

 

 

 

*

 

Manjit Kalha

 

 

38,710

 

(6)

 

*

 

Linda Biles

 

 

17,711

 

(7)

 

*

 

James W. Tivy

 

 

3,000

 

 

 

*

 

Bel Lazar

 

 

6,973

 

 

 

*

 

Michael Ferrantino

 

 

5,875

 

 

 

*

 

John Mega

 

 

5,358

 

 

 

*

 

Robert LaPenta

 

 

5,358

 

 

 

*

 

All executive officers and directors as a group

   (13 persons)

 

 

1,034,124

 

(8)

 

 

19.4

 

 

*

Less than 1% of outstanding shares.

 

(1)

The applicable percentage of ownership for each beneficial owner is based on 5,327,966 shares of common stock outstanding as of March 16, 2021. Shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of options, warrants or other rights beneficially owned that are exercisable within 60 days are deemed outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of the person holding such securities and rights and all executive officers and directors as a group.

 

(2)

Includes (i) 500,675 shares of common stock owned directly by Mario J. Gabelli; (ii) 476,937 shares owned by GGCP Inc., of which Mario J. Gabelli is the chief executive officer, a director and controlling shareholder; (iii) 64,500 shares held by the Gabelli Foundation, Inc. and (iv) 500 shares owned by GAMCO Asset Management, Inc. Mario J. Gabelli disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares owned by GGCP Inc, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein. Mario J. Gabelli's business address is 401 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, New York 10580-1430. This disclosure is based solely on information in a Form 4 filed by Mario J. Gabelli with the SEC on November 18, 2020.

 

(3)

Based on the Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 10, 2021 jointly by Renaissance Technologies LLC (“RTC”) and Renaissance Technologies Holding Corporation (“RTHC”), each of RTC and RTHC has sole voting

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power over 254,859 shares of the Company’s common stock and sole dispositive power over 303,154 shares of the Company’s common stock. RTHC is deemed to be the beneficial owner of the shares beneficially owned by RTC because of RTHC’s majority ownership of RTC. The principal business address of each of RTC and RTHC is 800 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

 

(4)

Includes (i) 79,313 shares of common stock owned directly by Marc J. Gabelli; and (ii) 764,303 shares held by Venator Merchant Fund, L.P. ("Venator Fund"). Venator Global, LLC ("Venator Global"), which is the sole general partner of Venator Fund, may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned by Venator Fund. Marc J. Gabelli, who is the President and Sole Member of Venator Global, may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned by Venator Fund. Marc J. Gabelli disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities owned by Venator Fund, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

 

(5)

Represents 45,000 shares of unvested restricted stock.

 

(6)

Includes 22,623 shares issuable upon the exercise of options.

 

(7)

Includes 3,000 shares issuable upon the exercise of options and 10,762 shares of unvested restricted stock.

 

(8)

Includes 982,878 shares of common stock and 25,623 shares issuable upon the exercise of options. 

Equity Compensation Plan Information

The following table provides information as of December 31, 2020 about our common stock that may be issued upon the exercise of options, warrants and rights under all of our existing equity compensation plans (including individual arrangements):

Plan Category

 

Number of

securities to

be issued

upon

exercise of

outstanding

options,

warrants

and rights

(a)

 

 

Weighted-

average

exercise

price of

outstanding

options,

warrants

and rights

(b)

 

 

Number of

securities

remaining

available for

future

issuance

under equity

compensation

plans

(excluding

securities

reflected in

column(a))

(c)

 

Equity compensation plans approved by security

   holders (1)

 

 

58,050

 

 

$

8.55

 

 

 

290,091

 

Equity compensation plans not approved by security

   holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

58,050

 

 

$

8.55

 

 

 

290,091

 

 

(1)

The Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Plan was approved by our stockholders on June 16, 2016. 750,000 shares of common stock are authorized for issuance under the Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Plan. Options to purchase 58,050 shares of common stock and 55,762 restricted stock awards issued under the Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Plan were outstanding as of December 31, 2020.

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

Transactions with Related Persons, Promoters and Certain Control Persons

Certain cash equivalents and marketable securities held and invested in various mutual funds are managed by a related entity (the "Fund Manager"), which is related through Marc Gabelli, a member of the Board who is also a 10% stockholder and currently serves as an executive officer of the Fund Manager. As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the balance with the Fund Manager totaled $19,063,000 and $14,536,000, respectively. Fund management fees earned by the Fund Manager are anticipated to average less than 0.35% of the asset balances under management on an annual basis. The brokerage and fund transactions in 2020 and 2019 were directed solely at the discretion of the Company’s management.

Marc Gabelli serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the SPAC and is the initial managing member of Nevada GP, the manager of the Sponsor. Timothy Foufas, a member of the Board, is also a member and investor of the Sponsor and Chief Operating Officer of the SPAC and is a member of Nevada GP. Robert LaPenta, a member of

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the Board, is also a member and investor of the Sponsor, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the SPAC and is a member of Nevada GP. John Mega, a member of the Board, is also a member and investor of the Sponsor and the President of the SPAC. Patrick Huvane, the Company’s Senior Vice President of Business Development, is a member of both the Company’s and the SPAC’s management team and an investor in the Sponsor. Michael J. Ferrantino, a member of the Board, is also a member and investor of the Sponsor and a board member for the SPAC. Under separate arrangement, these people may be eligible to receive incentive compensation should the SPAC complete a successful acquisition.

All transactions between us and any of our officers, directors, director nominees, principal stockholders or their immediate family members are to be approved by the Audit Committee and are to be on terms no less favorable to us than we could obtain from unaffiliated third parties. Such policy and procedures are set forth in a resolution of the Board.

Director Independence

As required under NYSE American rules, a majority of the members of a listed company's board of directors must qualify as "independent," as affirmatively determined by such board of directors. The Board has determined that Messrs. Foufas, Hunter, Kalha, Lazar, LaPenta and Mega are independent within the meaning of NYSE American rules.

Item 14.

Principal Accounting Fees and Services Fees Billed During Fiscal 2020 and 2019

Audit Fees

Aggregate audit fees for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, were $238,395 and $262,630, respectively, and include fees billed by RSM US LLP ("RSM") as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. Audit fees include services relating to auditing the Company's annual financial statements, reviewing the Company's financial statements included in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual report on Form 10-K.

Audit-Related Fees

During 2020, RSM rendered audit-related services in connection with the company's registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-249639) relating to a dividend of warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock and charged fees of $26,500 during the year ended December 31, 2020 for these services.

During 2019, RSM rendered audit-related services in connection with the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-235767) for the Company’s securities offering and charged fees of $37,800 during the year ended December 31, 2019 for these services.

Tax Fees

During the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, RSM rendered tax services in connection with the Company’s required federal and state income tax reporting. Total fees charged during the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 totaled $40,425 and $64,433, respectively. These non-audit tax preparation services performed by RSM were pre-approved by the Company’s Audit Committee.

All Other Fees

RSM did not render any other services during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures

The Audit Committee policy and procedures for the pre-approval of audit and non-audit services rendered by our independent registered public accounting firm are reflected in the Audit Committee Charter. The Audit Committee Charter provides that the Audit Committee shall pre-approve all audit and non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm and shall not engage the independent registered public accounting firm to perform the specific non-audit services proscribed by law or regulation. The Audit Committee may delegate pre-approval authority to a member of the Audit Committee. The decisions of any Audit Committee member to

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whom pre-approval authority is delegated must be presented to the full Audit Committee at its next scheduled meeting.

If any services other than audit services are rendered by our independent registered public accounting firm, the Audit Committee determines whether such services are compatible with maintaining our independent registered public accounting firm's independence.

All services performed by our independent registered public accounting firm were pre-approved by the Audit Committee.

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PART IV

Item 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

 

(a)

List of documents filed as part of this report:

1.

Financial Statements:

2.

Financial Statement Schedules:

None.

3. Exhibit Index

The following is a list of exhibits filed as part of this Form 10-K:

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

2.1

 

Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of January 31, 2014, made by and between M-tron Industries, Inc. and Trilithic, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 15, 2014).

 

 

 

3.1

 

Certificate of Incorporation of The LGL Group, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 31, 2007).

 

 

 

3.2

 

The LGL Group, Inc. By-Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 31, 2007).

 

 

 

3.3

 

The LGL Group, Inc. Amendment No. 1 to By-Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 17, 2014).

 

 

 

3.4

 

The LGL Group, Inc. Amendment No. 2 to By-Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 21, 2020).

 

 

 

3.5

 

The LGL Group, Inc. Amendment No. 3 to By-Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 26, 2020).

 

 

 

4.1

 

Form of Subscription and Information Agent Agreement by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-218901) filed with the SEC on August 21, 2017).

 

 

 

4.2

 

Form of Transferable Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to Amendment No. 1 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-218901) filed with the SEC on August 21, 2017).

 

 

 

4.3

 

Form of Indenture (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-235767) filed with the SEC on December 31, 2019).

 

4.4

 

Description of Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.*

 

 

 

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Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

4.5

 

Form of Warrant Certificate (incorporated by reference Exhibit 4.3 to Amendment No. 1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-249639) filed with the SEC on November 2, 2020).

 

 

 

4.6

 

Form of Warrant Agreement, by and among the Company, Computershare Inc., and Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (incorporated by reference Exhibit 4.4 to Amendment No. 1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-249639) filed with the SEC on November 2, 2020).

 

 

 

10.1

 

The LGL Group, Inc. 401(k) Savings Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(b) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 1996). +

 

 

 

10.2

 

The LGL Group, Inc. 2001 Equity Incentive Plan adopted December 10, 2001 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on December 29, 2005). +

 

 

 

10.3

 

Form of Restricted Stock Agreement (2001 Equity Incentive Plan) by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and each of its directors (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 24, 2011). +

 

 

 

10.4

 

Form of Restricted Stock Agreement (2001 Equity Incentive Plan) by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and each of its executive officers (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 24, 2011). +

 

 

 

10.5

 

The LGL Group, Inc. Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Annex A of the Company's Definitive Proxy Statement with respect to the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed on April 29, 2016). +

 

 

 

10.6

 

Form of Stock Option Agreement (2011 Incentive Plan) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on December 30, 2011). +

 

 

 

10.7

 

Form of Restricted Stock Agreement (2011 Incentive Plan) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on December 30, 2011). +

 

 

 

10.8

 

Form of Indemnification Agreement by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and its executive officers and directors (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 24, 2011). +

 

 

 

10.9

 

Offer of Employment Letter, effective as of October 1, 2013, by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and Michael J. Ferrantino (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 7, 2013). +

 

 

 

10.10

 

Agreement and Release, dated May 27, 2014, by and between Gregory P. Anderson and The LGL Group, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 28, 2014). +

 

 

 

10.11

 

Agreement and Release, dated May 27, 2014, by and between James L. Williams and The LGL Group, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 28, 2014). +

 

 

 

10.12

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of September 19, 2013, by and between the Company and Venator Merchant Fund L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 19, 2013).

 

 

 

10.13

 

Loan Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2014, by and between M-tron Industries, Inc. and City National Bank of Florida (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 2, 2014).

10.14

 

Revolving Promissory Note, dated as of September 30, 2014, by and between M-tron Industries, Inc. and City National Bank of Florida (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 2, 2014).

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Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

10.15

 

Cash Collateral Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2014, by and between M-tron Industries, Inc. and City National Bank of Florida (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 2, 2014).

 

 

 

10.16

 

Independent Contractor Agreement between The LGL Group, Inc. and James W. Tivy (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 6, 2018). +

 

 

 

10.17

 

Open Market Sale Agreement between the Company and Jeffries LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 23, 2020).

 

 

 

10.18

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Ivan Arteaga (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2020).+

 

 

 

10.19

 

Promissory Note, Piezo Technology Inc., dated April 15, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 20, 2020).

 

 

 

10.20

 

Promissory Note, MTron Industries Inc., dated April 15, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 20, 2020).

 

 

 

10.21

 

Promissory Note, Precise Time and Frequency LLC, dated April 15, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 20, 2020).

 

 

 

10.22

 

Loan Agreement by and among M-tron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and Synovus Bank, dated May 12, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 15, 2020).

 

 

 

10.23

 

Promissory Note in favor of Synovus Bank, dated May 12, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 15, 2020).

 

 

 

10.24

 

Security Agreement by and among M-tron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and Synovus Bank, dated May 12, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 15, 2020).

 

 

 

10.25

 

Independent Contractor Agreement between the Company and Joan Atkinson Nano (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 6, 2020).+

 

 

 

21.1

 

Subsidiaries of The LGL Group, Inc.*

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm – RSM US LLP.*

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.**

 

 

 

32.2

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.**

 

 

 

101.INS

 

XBRL Instance Document*

 

 

 

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document*

 

 

 

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document*

 

 

 

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document*

 

 

 

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Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document*

 

 

 

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document*

 

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)*

* Filed herewith

** Furnished herewith. In accordance with Item 601(b)(32) of Regulation S-K, this Exhibit is not deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such certifications will not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except to the extent that the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference.

+ Indicates management or compensatory plan.

The exhibits listed above have been filed separately with the SEC in conjunction with this Annual Report on Form 10-K or have been incorporated by reference into this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Upon request, the Company will furnish to each of its stockholders a copy of any such exhibit. Requests should be addressed to the Corporate Secretary, The LGL Group, Inc., 2525 Shader Road, Orlando, Florida 32804.

Item 16.

Form 10-K Summary.

None.

 

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SIGNATURES

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

 

 

THE LGL GROUP, INC.

 

 

March 29, 2021

By:

 

/s/ Ivan Arteaga

 

 

 

Ivan Arteaga

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

SIGNATURE

 

CAPACITY

 

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Ivan Arteaga

 

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

March 29, 2021

IVAN ARTEAGA

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James W. Tivy

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

March 29, 2021

JAMES W. TIVY

 

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joan Atkinson Nano

 

Chief Accounting Officer

 

March 29, 2021

JOAN ATKINSON NANO

 

(Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director

 

 

MARC J. GABELLI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Timothy Foufas

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

TIMOTHY FOUFAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Donald H. Hunter

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

DONALD H. HUNTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Manjit Kalha

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

MANJIT KALHA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Bel Lazar

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

BEL LAZAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael J. Ferrantino

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

MICHAEL J. FERRANTINO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ John Mega

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

JOHN MEGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert LaPenta

 

Director

 

March 29, 2021

ROBERT LAPENTA

 

 

 

 

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Stockholders and the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc.

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of The LGL Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders' equity, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements (collectively, the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Critical Audit Matter

The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relates to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involves our especially challenging, subjective or complex judgments. The communication of the critical audit matter does not alter in any way our opinion on the financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing a separate opinion on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which it relates.

Inventory Valuation Reserve

As described in Notes B and F to the financial statements, the Company’s net inventory balance of approximately $5.3 million included a reserve for obsolete and excess inventory of approximately $1.2 million at December 31, 2020. The Company maintains a reserve for inventory based on estimated losses that result from inventory that becomes obsolete or for which the Company has excess inventory levels. In determining this estimate, the Company performs an analysis on current demand and usage for each inventory item over historical time periods. Based on that analysis, the Company reserves a percentage of the inventory amount within each time period based on historical demand and usage patterns of specific items in inventory.

We identified the reserve for obsolete and excess inventory as a critical audit matter because auditing management’s assumptions used in the estimate for obsolete and excess inventory involved a high degree of auditor judgement and increased audit effort, including the use of information technology professionals.

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Our audit procedures related to the Company’s reserve for obsolete and excess inventory included the following, among others:

 

We tested the accuracy and completeness of the underlying data used in management’s estimates of the inventory reserve, including reports related to the relevant inventory demand and historical usage.

 

 

Evaluated the reasonableness of the significant assumptions used by management including forecasts of projected future demand by evaluating historical product usage.

 

 

Developed an independent expectation of the expected inventory reserve at year-end based upon a trend analysis of historical product usage and compared it to management’s estimate.

 

 

We utilized an internal information technology professional to verify the underlying logic data of the report used by management to produce usage data.

 

 

Tested the mathematical accuracy of management’s inventory reserve calculation and the reports used by managements as inputs in the calculation.

 

/s/ RSM US LLP

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2011.

 

Orlando, Florida

 

March 29, 2021

 

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THE LGL GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except per Share Amounts)

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

18,331

 

 

$

12,453

 

Marketable securities

 

 

5,791

 

 

 

5,631

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $189 and $109, respectively

 

 

4,122

 

 

 

4,445

 

Inventories, net

 

 

5,280

 

 

 

6,016

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

257

 

 

 

365

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

33,781

 

 

 

28,910

 

Property, Plant and Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

 

536

 

 

 

536

 

Buildings and improvements

 

 

4,810

 

 

 

4,651

 

Machinery and equipment

 

 

17,775

 

 

 

17,527

 

Gross property, plant and equipment

 

 

23,121

 

 

 

22,714

 

Less:  accumulated depreciation

 

 

(20,336

)

 

 

(19,883

)

Net property, plant and equipment

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

2,831

 

Right-of-use lease asset

 

 

422

 

 

 

331

 

Equity investment in unconsolidated subsidiary

 

 

3,072

 

 

 

3,334

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

327

 

 

 

402