0000006845-13-000002.txt : 20130110 0000006845-13-000002.hdr.sgml : 20130110 20130110121841 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000006845-13-000002 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 11 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20121201 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130110 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130110 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000006845 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: GLASS PRODUCTS, MADE OF PURCHASED GLASS [3231] IRS NUMBER: 410919654 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MN FISCAL YEAR END: 0228 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-06365 FILM NUMBER: 13522186 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 4400 WEST 78TH STREET STREET 2: SUITE 520 CITY: MINNEAPOLIS STATE: MN ZIP: 55435 BUSINESS PHONE: 6128351874 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 4400 WEST 78TH STREET STREET 2: SUITE 520 CITY: MINNEAPOLIS STATE: MN ZIP: 55435 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: APOGEE ENTERPRISES INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: HARMON GLASS CO INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19720623 10-Q 1 apog-2012121x10q.htm 10-Q APOG-2012.12.1-10Q

 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
_________________________________ 
FORM 10-Q
 _________________________________
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended December 1, 2012
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from             to             
Commission File Number: 0-6365
_________________________________ 
APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 _________________________________
Minnesota
 
41-0919654
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
4400 West 78th Street – Suite 520,
Minneapolis, MN
 
55435
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (952) 835-1874
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
_________________________________ 
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.    x  Yes    ¨  No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).     x  Yes    ¨  No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 
¨
  
Accelerated filer
 
x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    ¨  Yes    x  No
As of December 28, 2012, 28,481,015 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.33 1/3 per share, were outstanding.
 



APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
  
 
Page
PART I
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
PART II
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 

2


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
Financial Statements

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
December 1,
2012
 
March 3,
2012
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
37,418

 
$
54,027

Short-term marketable securities available for sale
 
25,154

 
11,664

Restricted short-term investments
 
12,392

 
13,603

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
 
127,361

 
108,424

Inventories
 
42,538

 
34,045

Deferred tax assets
 
4,022

 
4,294

Other current assets
 
4,346

 
3,382

Total current assets
 
253,231

 
229,439

Property, plant and equipment, net
 
162,358

 
159,547

Marketable securities available for sale
 
10,356

 
7,936

Restricted investments
 
14,290

 
9,533

Goodwill
 
61,375

 
61,617

Intangible assets
 
14,281

 
16,092

Other assets
 
7,790

 
8,940

Total assets
 
$
523,681

 
$
493,104

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
39,310

 
$
34,025

Accrued payroll and related benefits
 
23,977

 
23,699

Accrued self-insurance reserves
 
5,507

 
4,668

Other accrued expenses
 
22,521

 
19,017

Current liabilities of discontinued operations
 
345

 
799

Billings in excess of costs and earnings on uncompleted contracts
 
26,262

 
22,550

Current portion long-term debt
 
83

 
108

Accrued income taxes
 
389

 
905

Total current liabilities
 
118,394

 
105,771

Long-term debt
 
30,775

 
20,916

Unrecognized tax benefits
 
7,338

 
8,918

Long-term self-insurance reserves
 
7,627

 
9,605

Deferred tax liabilities
 
2,696

 
2,247

Other long-term liabilities
 
26,224

 
23,929

Liabilities of discontinued operations
 
485

 
520

Commitments and contingent liabilities (Note 13)
 

 

Shareholders’ equity
 
 
 
 
Common stock of $0.33-1/3 par value; authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 28,437,410 and 28,062,049, respectively
 
9,479

 
9,354

Additional paid-in capital
 
117,679

 
113,046

Retained earnings
 
209,379

 
203,558

Common stock held in trust
 
(767
)
 
(745
)
Deferred compensation obligations
 
767

 
745

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(6,395
)
 
(4,760
)
Total shareholders’ equity
 
330,142

 
321,198

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
 
$
523,681

 
$
493,104


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

3


CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Net sales
 
$
190,416

 
$
174,853

 
$
520,490

 
$
493,748

Cost of sales
 
148,176

 
140,125

 
411,038

 
409,383

Gross profit
 
42,240

 
34,728

 
109,452

 
84,365

Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
30,829

 
27,572

 
88,170

 
83,314

Operating income
 
11,411

 
7,156

 
21,282

 
1,051

Interest income
 
253

 
216

 
569

 
769

Interest expense
 
330

 
434

 
945

 
1,042

Other income (expense), net
 
198

 
(90
)
 
370

 
4

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes
 
11,532

 
6,848

 
21,276

 
782

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
3,480

 
1,312

 
6,800

 
(900
)
Earnings from continuing operations
 
8,052

 
5,536

 
14,476

 
1,682

Earnings from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
 

 

 
239

 

Net earnings
 
$
8,052

 
$
5,536

 
$
14,715

 
$
1,682

Earnings per share – basic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings from continuing operations
 
$
0.29

 
$
0.20

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.06

Earnings from discontinued operations
 

 

 
0.01

 

Net earnings
 
$
0.29

 
$
0.20

 
$
0.53

 
$
0.06

Earnings per share – diluted
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings from continuing operations
 
$
0.28

 
$
0.20

 
$
0.51

 
$
0.06

Earnings from discontinued operations
 

 

 
0.01

 

Net earnings
 
$
0.28

 
$
0.20

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.06

Weighted average basic shares outstanding
 
28,029

 
27,663

 
27,913

 
27,773

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding
 
28,832

 
27,824

 
28,497

 
27,943

Cash dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.0900

 
$
0.0815

 
$
0.2700

 
$
0.2445


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

4


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS
(unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Net earnings
 
$
8,052

 
$
5,536

 
$
14,715

 
$
1,682

Other comprehensive (loss) earnings:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized (loss) gain on marketable securities, net of $0, $0, $5 and $(4) tax expense (benefit), respectively
 
(2
)
 
1

 
9

 
(7
)
Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
(116
)
 
(3,728
)
 
(1,644
)
 
(2,385
)
Other comprehensive loss
 
(118
)
 
(3,727
)
 
(1,635
)
 
(2,392
)
Total comprehensive earnings (loss)
 
$
7,934

 
$
1,809

 
$
13,080

 
$
(710
)


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

5


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
 
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Operating Activities
 
 
 
 
Net earnings
 
$
14,715

 
$
1,682

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net earnings from discontinued operations
 
(239
)
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
19,817

 
20,615

Stock-based compensation
 
3,514

 
3,343

Deferred income taxes
 
697

 
1,812

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
 
(380
)
 
(38
)
Gain on disposal of assets
 
(877
)
 
(705
)
Other, net
 
393

 
111

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Receivables
 
(19,506
)
 
(20,990
)
Inventories
 
(8,672
)
 
(4,544
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
12,635

 
(772
)
Billings in excess of costs and earnings on uncompleted contracts
 
3,712

 
(3,650
)
Refundable and accrued income taxes
 
(1,783
)
 
(2,191
)
Other, net
 
(982
)
 
607

Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities
 
23,044

 
(4,720
)
Investing Activities
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
 
(21,265
)
 
(6,206
)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
 
48

 
10,314

Acquisition of intangibles
 
(15
)
 
(68
)
Purchases of restricted investments
 
(10,000
)
 
(12,329
)
Sales/maturities of restricted investments
 
5,248

 
24,994

Purchases of marketable securities
 
(40,837
)
 
(16,891
)
Sales/maturities of marketable securities
 
26,922

 
22,698

Investments in corporate-owned life insurance policies
 
(1,451
)
 
(1,435
)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
 
(41,350
)
 
21,077

Financing Activities
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of debt
 
10,000

 
121

Payments on debt
 
(125
)
 
(1,287
)
Payments on debt issue costs
 
(574
)
 
(159
)
Shares withheld for taxes, net of stock issued to employees
 
(261
)
 
(743
)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
 
380

 
38

Repurchase and retirement of common stock
 

 
(2,392
)
Dividends paid
 
(7,751
)
 
(6,865
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
 
1,669

 
(11,287
)
Cash Flows of Discontinued Operations
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
 
(123
)
 
(3,300
)
Net cash used in discontinued operations
 
(123
)
 
(3,300
)
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
(16,760
)
 
1,770

Effect of exchange rates on cash
 
151

 
(148
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
 
54,027

 
24,302

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
37,418

 
$
25,924

Noncash Activity
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures in accounts payable
 
$
888

 
$
175


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

6


NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)
 
1.
Basis of Presentation

The consolidated financial statements of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (we, us, our or the Company) included herein have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The consolidated financial statements and notes are presented as permitted by the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Form 10-Q) and do not contain certain information included in the Company’s annual financial statements and notes. The information included in this Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended March 3, 2012. The results of operations for the nine-month period ended December 1, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

In the opinion of the Company, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position as of December 1, 2012 and March 3, 2012, and the results of operations and comprehensive earnings for the three and nine-month periods ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011 and cash flows for the nine-month periods ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011.

The Company’s fiscal year ends on the Saturday closest to the last day of February. Each interim quarter ends on the Saturday closest to the end of the months of May, August and November.

The results of GlassecViracon are reported on a two-month lag. There were no significant intervening events which would have materially affected our consolidated financial statements had they been recorded during the nine months ended December 1, 2012.

In connection with preparing the unaudited consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended December 1, 2012, the Company has evaluated subsequent events for potential recognition and disclosure through the date of this filing and determined that there were no subsequent events which required recognition or disclosure in the consolidated financial statements.

2.
New Accounting Standards

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) amended its guidance on the presentation of comprehensive income in financial statements to improve the comparability, consistency and transparency of financial reporting and to increase the prominence of items that are recorded in other comprehensive income. The new guidance allows an entity to present components of net income and other comprehensive income in one continuous statement, referred to as the statement of comprehensive income, or in two separate, but consecutive statements. The new guidance eliminates the current option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of changes in equity. While the new guidance changes the presentation of comprehensive income, there are no changes to the components that are recognized in net income or other comprehensive income under current accounting guidance. This new guidance was effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2011, Apogee’s fiscal year 2013. The Company has adopted this guidance as of March 4, 2012 and has presented total comprehensive income in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings.

In September 2011, the FASB amended U.S. GAAP on testing goodwill for impairment. Under this new guidance, entities testing goodwill for impairment now have an option of performing a qualitative assessment before having to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit. If an entity determines, on the basis of qualitative factors, that the fair value of the reporting unit is more-likely-than-not less than the carrying amount, the existing quantitative impairment test is required. Otherwise, no further impairment testing is required. The amendments were effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011, Apogee’s fiscal year 2013. The adoption of this new standard in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 did not have an impact on Apogee’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

No other new accounting pronouncements issued or effective during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 have had or are expected to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

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3.
Stock-Based Compensation
The 2009 Stock Incentive Plan, the 2009 Non-Employee Director Stock Incentive Plan, the 2002 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan and the 1997 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan (the Plans) provide for the issuance of 1,888,000; 250,000; 3,400,000; and 2,500,000 shares, respectively, for various forms of stock-based compensation to employees and non-employee directors. Awards under these Plans, either in the form of incentive stock options, nonstatutory options or stock-settled stock appreciation rights (SARs), are granted with an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company’s stock at the date of award. Nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards are also included in these Plans. Outstanding options issued to employees generally vest over a four-year period, outstanding SARs vested over a three-year period and outstanding options issued to non-employee directors vested at the end of six months. Outstanding options and SARs have a 10-year term. Nonvested share awards and nonvested share unit awards generally vest over a two, three or four-year period.

The 2002 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan was terminated in June 2009 and the 1997 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan was terminated in January 2006; no new grants may be made under either of these plans, although exercises of SARs and options, and vesting of nonvested share awards previously granted thereunder will still occur in accordance with the terms of the various grants.

Total stock-based compensation expense under all Plans included in the results of operations for the nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, was $3.5 million and $3.3 million, respectively.

Stock Options and SARs
There were no options or SARs issued in the first nine months of fiscal 2013; in the first nine months of of fiscal 2012, 450,512 stock options were issued with a weighted average fair value per option at the date of grant of $2.89. The fair value of each award grant is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, with the following weighted-average assumptions used for grants through the first nine months of fiscal 2012.
 
Nine Months Ended
 
November 26, 2011
Dividend yield
3.9%
Expected volatility
56.1%
Risk-free interest rate
0.8%
Expected lives
4.6 Years

The expected stock price volatility is based on historical experience. The risk-free rate for periods that coincide with the expected life of the options is based on the U.S. Treasury Department yield curve in effect at the time of grant. The expected life, the average time an option grant is outstanding, and forfeiture rates are estimated based on historical experience.

The following table summarizes the award transactions for the nine months ended December 1, 2012:
 
 
Options/SARs Outstanding
 
Number of
Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise  Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
Outstanding at March 3, 2012
1,815,293

 
$
15.71

 
 
 
 
Awards exercised
(293,284
)
 
13.56

 
 
 
 
Awards canceled
(71,623
)
 
21.41

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at December 1, 2012
1,450,386

 
$
15.87

 
5.3 Years
 
$
10,757,229

Vested or Expected to Vest at December 1, 2012
1,450,386

 
$
15.87

 
5.3 Years
 
$
10,757,229

Exercisable at December 1, 2012
1,150,045

 
$
17.83

 
4.4 Years
 
$
6,378,258


At December 1, 2012, there was $0.7 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to stock option awards, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 21 months. Cash proceeds from the exercise of stock options were $1.2 million and $0.2 million for the nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, respectively. The aggregate intrinsic value of securities (the amount by which the stock price on the date of exercise exceeded the stock price of the award on the date of grant) exercised was $1.8 million during the nine months ended December 1, 2012 and was minimal during the nine months ended November 26, 2011.

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Nonvested Shares and Share Units
The Company's executive compensation program provides key employees selected by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors with long-term incentives using nonvested shares and nonvested share units. During fiscal 2013, nonvested shares were issued based on performance against objectives and generally vest over three years. From fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2012, nonvested share units were issued at the beginning of each fiscal year, which give the recipient the right to receive shares earned at the vesting date. The number of nonvested share units issued at grant was equal to the target number of nonvested share units and allows for the right to receive an additional number of, or fewer, shares based on meeting pre-determined Company three-year performance goals.

The following table summarizes the nonvested share award transactions, including nonvested share units, for the nine months ended December 1, 2012:
 
 
Nonvested Shares and Units
 
Number of
Shares and
Units
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Nonvested at March 3, 2012
981,813

 
$
12.64

Granted
226,885

 
14.84

Vested
(298,479
)
 
12.82

Canceled(1)
(64,203
)
 
13.42

Nonvested at December 1, 2012(2)
846,016

 
$
13.11

(1)
Includes 61,403 nonvested share units canceled under the fiscal 2010-2012 performance period because Apogee performed below target level for that performance period. Nonvested share units of 160,196 (at target) were previously granted in fiscal 2010 for this performance period.
(2)
Includes a total of 292,118 nonvested share units granted and outstanding at target level for fiscal 2011-2013 and 2012-2014.

At December 1, 2012, there was $6.0 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested share and nonvested share unit awards, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 22 months. The total fair value of shares vested during the nine months of fiscal 2013 was $4.3 million.

In fiscal 2013, the executive compensation program was changed to issue cash-based performance awards in lieu of nonvested share unit awards; the cash-based awards are based on a two-year performance period and will be paid in two annual installments after completion of the performance period. Vesting of outstanding nonvested share unit awards will continue through fiscal 2015. The liability for the cash-based performance awards is included in other long-term liabilities in the consolidated balance sheet.

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4.
Earnings per Share
The following table presents a reconciliation of the denominators used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Basic earnings per share – weighted common shares outstanding
28,029

 
27,663

 
27,913

 
27,773

Weighted average effect of nonvested share grants and assumed exercise of stock options
803

 
161

 
584

 
170

Diluted earnings per share – weighted common shares and potential common shares outstanding
28,832

 
27,824

 
28,497

 
27,943

Earnings per share – basic
$
0.29

 
$
0.20

 
$
0.53

 
$
0.06

Earnings per share – diluted
0.28

 
0.20

 
0.52

 
0.06

Stock options excluded from the calculation of earnings per share because the exercise price was greater than the average market price of the common shares
529

 
1,365

 
235

 
1,334



5.
Inventories

(In thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
March 3,
2012
Raw materials
$
15,864

 
$
12,772

Work-in-process
9,205

 
7,956

Finished goods
13,046

 
10,386

Costs and earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
4,423

 
2,931

Total inventories
$
42,538

 
$
34,045

 
6.
Marketable Securities
At December 1, 2012, the Company has investments in municipal bonds of $35.5 million; $25.2 million is current and $10.4 million is non-current. The Company’s wholly owned insurance subsidiary, Prism Assurance, Ltd. (Prism), holds $10.6 million of the municipal bonds. Prism insures a portion of the Company’s workers’ compensation, general liability and automobile liability risks using reinsurance agreements to meet statutory requirements. The reinsurance carrier requires Prism to maintain fixed-maturity investments, which are generally high-quality municipal bonds, for the purpose of providing collateral for Prism’s obligations under the reinsurance agreement. All of the Company’s fixed maturity investments are classified as “available-for-sale,” are carried at fair value and are reported as short-term marketable securities available for sale or marketable securities available for sale in the consolidated balance sheet.


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The amortized cost, gross unrealized gains and losses, and estimated fair values of investments available for sale at December 1, 2012 and March 3, 2012, are as follows:
 
(In thousands)
Amortized Cost
 
Gross Unrealized Gains
 
Gross Unrealized Losses
 
Estimated
Fair
Value
December 1, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Municipal bonds
$
35,566

 
$
145

 
$
(201
)
 
$
35,510

Total investments
$
35,566

 
$
145

 
$
(201
)
 
$
35,510

March 3, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Municipal bonds
$
19,670

 
$
188

 
$
(258
)
 
$
19,600

Total investments
$
19,670

 
$
188

 
$
(258
)
 
$
19,600


The Company tests for other than temporary losses on a quarterly basis and considers the unrealized losses indicated above to be temporary in nature. The Company intends to hold the investments until it can recover the full principal amount and has the ability to do so based on other sources of liquidity. The Company expects such recoveries to occur prior to the contractual maturities.

The following table presents the length of time that available-for-sale securities were in continuous unrealized loss positions, but were not deemed to be other than temporarily impaired, as of December 1, 2012:
 
 
Less Than 12 Months
 
Greater Than or Equal  to
12 Months
 
Total
(In thousands)
Fair Value
 
Unrealized Losses
 
Fair Value
 
Unrealized Losses
 
Fair Value
 
Unrealized Losses
Municipal bonds
$
11,987

 
$
(8
)
 
$
1,057

 
$
(193
)
 
$
13,044

 
$
(201
)
Total investments
$
11,987

 
$
(8
)
 
$
1,057

 
$
(193
)
 
$
13,044

 
$
(201
)

The amortized cost and estimated fair values of investments at December 1, 2012, by contractual maturity are shown below. Expected maturities may differ from contractual maturities as borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties.
 
(In thousands)
Amortized Cost
 
Estimated Market Value
Due within one year
$
25,155

 
$
25,154

Due after one year through five years
3,983

 
4,015

Due after five years through 10 years
4,781

 
4,882

Due after 10 years through 15 years
1,530

 
1,338

Due beyond 15 years
117

 
121

Total
$
35,566

 
$
35,510


The Company recognized gross realized gains of $0.3 million and $0.4 million during the nine-month periods of fiscal 2013 and 2012, respectively, which are included in other income, net in the accompanying consolidated results of operations. Gross realized losses were not material during either of those periods.

7.
Fair Value Measurements
The Company accounts for financial assets and liabilities in accordance with accounting standards that define fair value and establish a framework for measuring fair value. The hierarchy prioritizes the inputs into three broad levels. Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market corroboration, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs based on the Company’s assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value. A financial asset’s or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.


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Financial assets measured at fair value as of December 1, 2012 and March 3, 2012, are summarized below:
 
(In thousands)
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets
(Level 1)
 
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Total Fair
Value
December 1, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market funds
$
17,886

 
$

 
$

 
$
17,886

Total cash equivalents
17,886

 

 

 
17,886

Short-term marketable securities available for sale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Municipal bonds
$

 
$
25,154

 
$

 
$
25,154

Total short-term marketable securities available for sale

 
25,154

 

 
25,154

Marketable securities available for sale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Municipal bonds
$

 
$
10,356

 
$

 
$
10,356

Total marketable securities available for sale

 
10,356

 

 
10,356

Restricted investments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market funds
$
26,682

 
$

 
$

 
$
26,682

Total restricted investments
26,682

 

 

 
26,682

Mutual fund investments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mutual funds
$
174

 
$

 
$

 
$
174

Total mutual fund investments
174

 

 

 
174

Total assets at fair value
$
44,742

 
$
35,510

 
$

 
$
80,252

March 3, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market funds
$
46,141

 
$

 
$

 
$
46,141

Total cash equivalents
46,141

 

 

 
46,141

Short-term marketable securities available for sale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Municipal bonds
$

 
$
11,664

 
$

 
$
11,664

Total short-term marketable securities available for sale

 
11,664

 

 
11,664

Marketable securities available for sale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Municipal bonds
$

 
$
7,936

 
$

 
$
7,936

Total marketable securities available for sale

 
7,936

 

 
7,936

Restricted investments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market funds
$
23,136

 
$

 
$

 
$
23,136

Total restricted investments
23,136

 

 

 
23,136

Mutual fund investments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mutual funds
$
1,150

 
$

 
$

 
$
1,150

Total mutual fund investments
1,150

 

 

 
1,150

Total assets at fair value
$
70,427

 
$
19,600

 
$

 
$
90,027


Cash equivalents
Cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less, and consist primarily of money market funds. The cash equivalents are held at fair value based on quoted market prices, which approximates stated cost.

Short-term marketable securities available for sale
The Company has short-term marketable securities available for sale of $25.2 million as of December 1, 2012, consisting of municipal bonds. The Company classifies these short-term marketable securities as “available-for-sale,” and they are carried at fair market value based on market prices from recent trades of similar securities.


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Marketable securities available for sale
The Company has $10.4 million of marketable securities available for sale, consisting of municipal bonds. All of the Company’s fixed maturity investments are classified as “available-for-sale,” are carried at fair value and are reported as marketable securities available for sale in the consolidated balance sheet. These investments are held at fair value based on prices from recent trades of similar securities.

Restricted investments
The Company has $12.4 million of current restricted investments consisting of money market funds that were required to be made available to cover our exposure for letters of credit outside of our revolving credit facility. The Company has $14.3 million of long-term restricted investments consisting of money market funds, which are short-term in nature but are restricted for future investment in the Company’s architectural glass fabrication facility in Utah, and storefront and entrance business in Michigan, and are, therefore, classified as long term. The restricted investments are held at fair value based on quoted market prices, which approximate stated cost.

Mutual fund investments
The Company has $0.2 million of mutual fund investments as a long-term funding source for the deferred compensation plan. The mutual fund investments are recorded at estimated fair value, based on quoted market prices, and are included in other non-current assets in the consolidated balance sheet.

8.
Goodwill and Other Identifiable Intangible Assets
The carrying amount of goodwill attributable to each business segment as of the nine months ended December 1, 2012 is detailed below.
 
(In thousands)
Architectural
 
Large-Scale
Optical
 
Total
Balance at February 26, 2011
$
51,447

 
$
10,557

 
$
62,004

Foreign currency translation
(387
)
 

 
(387
)
Balance at March 3, 2012
51,060

 
10,557

 
61,617

Foreign currency translation
(242
)
 

 
(242
)
Balance at December 1, 2012
$
50,818

 
$
10,557

 
$
61,375


The Company’s identifiable intangible assets with finite lives are being amortized over their estimated useful lives and were as follows:
 
 
December 1, 2012
(In thousands)
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
 
Net
Debt issue costs
$
3,497

 
$
(2,158
)
 
$

 
$
1,339

Non-compete agreements
6,824

 
(5,962
)
 
(34
)
 
828

Customer relationships
15,628

 
(9,243
)
 
(233
)
 
6,152

Purchased intellectual property
8,210

 
(2,075
)
 
(173
)
 
5,962

Total
$
34,159

 
$
(19,438
)
 
$
(440
)
 
$
14,281

 
March 3, 2012
(In thousands)
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
 
Net
Debt issue costs
$
2,923

 
$
(1,897
)
 
$

 
$
1,026

Non-compete agreements
6,889

 
(5,488
)
 
(64
)
 
1,337

Customer relationships
16,069

 
(8,376
)
 
(396
)
 
7,297

Purchased intellectual property
8,517

 
(1,794
)
 
(291
)
 
6,432

Total
$
34,398

 
$
(17,555
)
 
$
(751
)
 
$
16,092


Amortization expense on these identifiable intangible assets was $2.0 million and $2.2 million for the nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, respectively. The amortization expense associated with the debt issue costs is included

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in interest expense while the remainder is in selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated results of operations. At December 1, 2012, the estimated future amortization expense for identifiable intangible assets for the remainder of fiscal 2013 and all of the following four fiscal years is as follows:
 
(In thousands)
Remainder
of Fiscal
2013
 
Fiscal
2014
 
Fiscal
2015
 
Fiscal
2016
 
Fiscal
2017
Estimated amortization expense
$
677

 
$
1,849

 
$
1,656

 
$
1,329

 
$
1,161


9.
Debt
During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company entered into an amendment to its existing credit agreement. The amount of the revolving credit facility was increased from $80.0 million to $100.0 million and the expiration date was extended to October 2017. The Company's minimum required adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio was raised from 2.75 to 3.00. The credit facility also includes a letter of credit facility in the amount of up to $60.0 million, the outstanding amounts of which decrease the available commitment. No other provisions of the original agreement were materially amended by the amended credit agreement. No borrowings were outstanding under the amended credit agreement as of December 1, 2012 or under the original agreement as of March 3, 2012.

The credit facility requires the Company to maintain a minimum level of net worth as defined in the credit facility based on certain quarterly financial calculations. The minimum required net worth computed in accordance with the credit agreement at December 1, 2012 was $260.1 million, whereas the Company’s net worth as defined in the credit facility was $330.1 million. The credit facility also requires that the Company maintain an adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio of not more than 3.00. This ratio is computed quarterly, with EBITDA computed on a rolling four-quarter basis. For purposes of calculating the adjusted debt in the adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio, the Company reduces non-credit facility debt for up to $25 million to the extent of unrestricted cash balances, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities available for sale in excess of $15 million. The Company’s ratio was 0.11 at December 1, 2012. If the Company is not in compliance with either of these covenants, the lenders may terminate the commitment and/or declare any loan then outstanding to be immediately due and payable. At December 1, 2012, the Company was in compliance with the financial covenants of the credit facility.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, $10.0 million of industrial development bonds were issued and made available for current and future investment in the Company’s storefront and entrance business in Michigan. The interest rate on the bonds resets weekly and is equal to the market rate of interest earned for similar revenue bonds or other tax-free securities. The bonds will mature in April 2042. The proceeds are reported as restricted investments in the consolidated balance sheet until disbursed. $5.1 million of proceeds were disbursed during the first nine months of fiscal 2013.

Debt at December 1, 2012 consists of $12.0 million of recovery zone facility bonds, $18.4 million of industrial development bonds, including the newly issued $10.0 million noted above, and other debt held by GlassecViracon. The industrial development and recovery zone facility bonds mature in fiscal years 2021 through 2043, and the other debt matures in fiscal years 2013 through 2021. The fair value of the industrial development and recovery zone facility bonds approximates carrying value at December 1, 2012 due to the variable interest rates on these instruments. The bonds are classified as level 2 within the fair value hierarchy.

Interest payments were $0.6 million and $0.8 million for the nine-months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, respectively, and primarily relate to fees associated with our revolving credit facility.

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10.
Employee Benefit Plans

Pension Plans
The Company sponsors an unfunded Officers’ Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan for the benefit of certain executives and a defined-benefit pension plan, the Tubelite, Inc. Hourly Employees’ Pension Plan. Components of net periodic benefit cost for the plans for the three and nine-month periods ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, were as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Interest cost
$
142

 
$
164

 
$
426

 
$
492

Expected return on assets
(44
)
 
(54
)
 
(132
)
 
(162
)
Amortization of unrecognized net loss
53

 
30

 
159

 
90

Net periodic benefit cost
$
151

 
$
140

 
$
453

 
$
420


Deferred Compensation Plan
The Company maintains a deferred compensation plan that allows participants to defer compensation and save for retirement and other short-term needs. The deferred compensation liability was $2.8 million at December 1, 2012 and is included in other long-term liabilities in the consolidated balance sheet. The Company has investments in corporate-owned life insurance policies (COLI) of $3.0 million and mutual funds of $0.2 million with the intention of utilizing them as a long-term funding source for the deferred compensation plan. The COLI assets are recorded at their net cash surrender values and are included in other non-current assets in the consolidated balance sheet. The mutual fund investments are recorded at estimated fair value, based on quoted market prices, and are included in other non-current assets in the consolidated balance sheet.

11.
Income Taxes
The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, various U.S. state jurisdictions, Brazil and other international jurisdictions. The Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal tax examinations for years prior to fiscal 2009, or state and local income tax examinations for years prior to fiscal 2005. The Company is not currently under U.S. federal examination for years subsequent to fiscal year 2008, and there is very limited audit activity of the Company’s income tax returns in U.S. state jurisdictions or international jurisdictions.

The total liability for unrecognized tax benefits at December 1, 2012 and March 3, 2012, was approximately $7.3 million and $8.9 million, respectively. The decrease in the unrecognized tax benefits was primarily due to releasing reserves upon entering into settlement agreements with the IRS and a state government with respect to certain issues for fiscal years 2005 through 2011. The Company records the impact of penalties and interest related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense, which is consistent with past practices. The total liability for unrecognized tax benefits is expected to decrease by approximately $1.1 million during the next 12 months due to lapsing of statutes.

12.
Discontinued Operations
In several transactions in fiscal years 1998 through 2000, the Company completed the sale of its large-scale domestic curtainwall business, the sale of the Company’s detention/security business and its exit from international curtainwall operations. The remaining estimated cash expenditures related to discontinued operations are recorded as liabilities of discontinued operations and cover warranty issues relating to domestic and international construction projects that the Company expects will be resolved over the next five years.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, a reduction in reserves related to the expiration of warranty periods resulted in non-cash, pre-tax income from discontinued operations of $0.4 million.
(In thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
March 3,
2012
Summary Balance Sheets of Discontinued Businesses
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$
345

 
$
799

Long-term liabilities
485

 
520


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13.
Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

Operating lease commitments. As of December 1, 2012, the Company was obligated under noncancelable operating leases for buildings and equipment. Certain leases provide for increased rentals based upon increases in real estate taxes or operating costs. Future minimum rental payments under noncancelable operating leases are:
 
(In thousands)
Remainder
of Fiscal
2013
 
Fiscal
2014
 
Fiscal
2015
 
Fiscal
2016
 
Fiscal
2017
 
Thereafter
 
Total
Total minimum payments
$
1,825

 
$
7,083

 
$
5,996

 
$
5,842

 
$
4,054

 
$
5,457

 
$
30,257


Bond commitments. In the ordinary course of business, predominantly in the Company’s installation business, the Company is required to provide a surety or performance bond that commits payments to its customers for any non-performance by the Company. At December 1, 2012, $107.5 million of the Company’s backlog was bonded by performance bonds with a face value of $373.6 million. Performance bonds do not have stated expiration dates, as the Company is released from the bonds upon completion of the contract. The Company has never been required to pay on these performance-based bonds with respect to any of the current portfolio of businesses.

Guarantees and warranties. The Company accrues for warranty and claim costs as a percentage of sales based on historical trends and for specific sales credits as they become known and estimable. Actual warranty and claim costs are deducted from the accrual when incurred. The Company’s warranty and claim accruals are detailed below.
 
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Balance at beginning of period
$
7,210

 
$
9,887

Additional accruals
3,197

 
2,370

Claims paid
(2,185
)
 
(4,530
)
Balance at end of period
$
8,222

 
$
7,727


Letters of credit. At December 1, 2012, the Company had ongoing letters of credit related to its construction contracts and certain industrial development and recovery zone facility bonds. The total value of letters of credit under which the Company was obligated as of December 1, 2012, was approximately $35.8 million. The Company’s total availability under its $100.0 million credit facility is reduced by borrowings under the facility and also by letters of credit issued under the facility. As of December 1, 2012, letters of credit in the amount of $23.4 million had been issued under the facility.

Purchase obligations. The Company has purchase obligations for raw material commitments and capital expenditures. As of December 1, 2012, these obligations totaled $77.8 million.

Non-compete agreements. The Company has entered into non-compete and consulting agreements associated with current and former employees. As of December 1, 2012, future payments of $0.2 million were committed under such agreements.

Litigation. The Company is a party to various legal proceedings incidental to its normal operating activities. In particular, like others in the construction supply industry, the Company’s architectural segment businesses are routinely involved in various disputes and claims arising out of construction projects, sometimes involving significant monetary damages or product replacement. The Company is subject to litigation arising out of employment practices, workers compensation, general liability and automobile claims. Although it is very difficult to accurately predict the outcome of such proceedings, facts currently available indicate that no such claims will result in losses that would have a material adverse effect on the results of operations or financial condition of the Company.

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14.
Segment Information
The following table presents sales and operating income data for the Company’s two segments, and on a consolidated basis, for the three and nine months ended December 1, 2012, as compared to the corresponding period a year ago.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Net Sales from Continuing Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Architectural
$
168,770

 
$
152,087

 
$
460,015

 
$
436,516

Large-Scale Optical
21,648

 
22,769

 
60,477

 
57,235

Intersegment eliminations
(2
)
 
(3
)
 
(2
)
 
(3
)
Net sales
$
190,416

 
$
174,853

 
$
520,490

 
$
493,748

Operating Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Architectural
$
5,837

 
$
580

 
$
6,978

 
$
(11,597
)
Large-Scale Optical
6,557

 
7,411

 
17,021

 
15,559

Corporate and other
(983
)
 
(835
)
 
(2,717
)
 
(2,911
)
Operating income
$
11,411

 
$
7,156

 
$
21,282

 
$
1,051


Due to the varying combinations of individual window systems and curtainwall, the Company has determined that it is impractical to report product and service revenues generated by the Architectural segment by class of product, beyond the segment revenues currently reported.

Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-Looking Statements
This discussion contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forecasts and projections in this document are “forward-looking statements,” and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs of the Company’s near-term results, based on current information available pertaining to the Company, including the risk factors noted under Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012. From time to time, we may also provide oral and written forward-looking statements in other materials we release to the public such as press releases, presentations to securities analysts or investors, or other communications by the Company. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this report and in any public statements we make could be materially different from actual results.

Accordingly, we wish to caution investors that any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These uncertainties and other risk factors include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties set forth under Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012.

We wish to caution investors that other factors might in the future prove to be important in affecting the Company’s results of operations. New factors emerge from time to time; it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or a combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview
We are a leader in certain technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products, services and systems. The Company is comprised of two segments: Architectural Products and Services (Architectural) and Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO). Our Architectural segment companies design, engineer, fabricate, install, maintain and renovate the walls of glass, windows, storefront and entrances comprising the outside skin of commercial and institutional buildings. Businesses in this segment are: Viracon, Inc., including GlassecViracon, a fabricator of coated, high-performance architectural glass for global markets; Harmon, Inc., one of the largest U.S. full-service building glass installation and renovation companies; Wausau Window and Wall Systems, a manufacturer of standard and custom aluminum window systems and curtainwall for the North American

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commercial construction market; Linetec, a paint and anodizing finisher of architectural aluminum and PVC shutters for U.S. markets; and Tubelite, Inc, a fabricator of aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall products for the U.S. commercial construction industry. Our LSO segment consists of Tru Vue, Inc., a manufacturer of value-added glass and acrylic for the custom picture framing market.

The following selected financial data should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended March 3, 2012 and the consolidated financial statements, including the notes to consolidated financial statements, included therein.

Sales and Earnings
The relationship between various components of operations, stated as a percent of net sales, is illustrated below for the three and nine-month periods of the current and prior fiscal year.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(Percent of net sales)
December 1,
2012
November 26,
2011
 
December 1,
2012
November 26,
2011
Net sales
100.0
%
100.0
 %
 
100.0
%
100.0
 %
Cost of sales
77.8

80.1

 
79.0

82.9

Gross profit
22.2

19.9

 
21.0

17.1

Selling, general and administrative expenses
16.2

15.8

 
16.9

16.9

Operating income
6.0

4.1

 
4.1

0.2

Interest income
0.1

0.1

 
0.1

0.2

Interest expense
0.1

0.2

 
0.2

0.2

Other income (expense), net
0.1

(0.1
)
 
0.1


Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes
6.1

3.9

 
4.1

0.2

Income tax expense (benefit)
1.9

0.7

 
1.3

(0.1
)
Earnings from continuing operations
4.2
%
3.2
 %
 
2.8
%
0.3
 %
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
%
 %
 
%
 %
Net earnings
4.2
%
3.2
 %
 
2.8
%
0.3
 %
Effective tax rate for continuing operations
30.2
%
19.2
 %
 
32.0
%
NM


Highlights of Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2013 Compared to Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2012
Consolidated net sales increased 8.9 percent, or $15.6 million, for the third quarter ended December 1, 2012, compared to the prior-year period and increased $26.7 million, or 5.4 percent, for the nine-month period. The increase in the quarter was primarily from share gains and geographic expansion in the installation business, as well as better pricing in the architectural glass business. The year-to-date growth was due to the growth in the installation business along with expansion in the storefront business, and a higher mix of value-added glass and acrylic in the LSO segment, partially offset by volume declines in the architectural glass business.
Gross profit as a percent of sales for the quarter ended December 1, 2012 increased to 22.2 percent from 19.9 percent in the prior-year period, an increase of 2.3 percentage points. For the nine-month period, gross profit as a percent of sales was 21.0 percent, an improvement of 3.9 percentage points over the prior-year period. The increased gross margins were largely due to higher architectural glass pricing, the margin impact from volume growth in the storefront and installation businesses, a better mix of projects and good operational performance at all of our businesses. The year-to-date period was also positively impacted by an improved mix of higher value-added picture framing glass and acrylic in the LSO segment.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the third quarter were up $3.3 million over the prior year and increased as a percent of net sales to 16.2 percent from 15.8 percent in the prior-year period. For the nine-month period, selling, general and administrative expenses were up $4.9 million and were flat at 16.9 percent of net sales. The increase in spending for both the three and nine-month periods was primarily due to increased expense for incentive and long-term executive compensation programs, as Company operating performance has improved. In addition, we increased research and development and sales and marketing costs, as we continue to invest in new products, markets and geographies. For the nine-month period, these items were partially offset by a decrease in expenses related to CEO transition costs of $1.8 million that were incurred in the prior-year nine-month period.

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Income tax expense in the current-year quarter included a benefit of approximately $0.6 million as a result of entering into a settlement agreement with a state government with respect to certain issues for fiscal years 2005 through 2009. Income tax expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 included a benefit of approximately $1.1 million from statute of limitation expirations for fiscal years 2005 through 2008.

Segment Analysis
The following table presents sales and operating income data for our two segments and on a consolidated basis for the three and nine-month periods ended December 1, 2012, when compared to the corresponding periods a year ago.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
%
Change
 
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
 
%
Change
Net Sales from Continuing Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Architectural
$
168,770

 
$
152,087

 
11.0
 %
 
$
460,015

 
$
436,516

 
5.4
%
Large-Scale Optical
21,648

 
22,769

 
(4.9
)
 
60,477

 
57,235

 
5.7

Intersegment eliminations
(2
)
 
(3
)
 
NM

 
(2
)
 
(3
)
 
NM

Net sales
$
190,416

 
$
174,853

 
8.9
 %
 
$
520,490

 
$
493,748

 
5.4
%
Operating Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Architectural
$
5,837

 
$
580

 
NM

 
$
6,978

 
$
(11,597
)
 
NM

Large-Scale Optical
6,557

 
7,411

 
(11.5
)
 
17,021

 
15,559

 
9.4

Corporate and other
(983
)
 
(835
)
 
(17.7
)
 
(2,717
)
 
(2,911
)
 
6.7

Operating income
$
11,411

 
$
7,156

 
NM

 
$
21,282

 
$
1,051

 
NM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NM = not meaningful
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Margins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Architectural
3.5
%
 
0.4
%
 
 
 
1.5
%
 
(2.7
)%
 
 
Large-Scale Optical
30.3

 
32.5

 
 
 
28.1

 
27.2

 
 
Operating margin
6.0
%
 
4.1
%
 
 
 
4.1
%
 
0.2
 %
 
 

Due to the varying combinations of individual window systems and curtainwall, the Company has determined that it is impractical to report product and service revenues generated by the Architectural segment by class of product, beyond the segment revenues currently reported.

Architectural Products and Services (Architectural)
Third-quarter net sales of $168.8 million were up 11.0 percent over prior-year net sales of $152.1 million, and net sales of $460.0 million for the nine-month period increased 5.4 percent over the prior-year period. For the quarter, revenues for all segment businesses increased over the prior-year period, with the largest increase occurring in the installation business as it grew share through expansion into new domestic geographies; better pricing in the architectural glass business also contributed to revenue growth. For the nine-month period, revenue growth in the installation and storefront businesses from expanding our domestic geographic footprint and share gains were partially offset by lower volume in the architectural glass business.
The segment reported operating income of $5.8 million in the current quarter, compared to $0.6 million in the prior-year quarter, with operating margins of 3.5 percent compared to 0.4 percent in the prior-year quarter. For the nine-month period, the segment reported operating income of $7.0 million, compared to a loss of $11.6 million, while operating margins were 1.5 percent compared to a negative 2.7 percent in the prior-year period. The improved margins for both the quarter and nine-month periods were due primarily to improved architectural glass pricing, improved margins in the installation business, better mix and good operational performance throughout the segment.
Architectural backlog at December 1, 2012, increased to $300.4 million, up approximately 33 percent over the prior-year period, and 27 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. We expect approximately $111 million of the December 1, 2012 backlog to flow during the remainder of fiscal 2013, with the rest to flow in fiscal 2014.

Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO)
Third quarter net sales of $21.6 million decreased 4.9 percent from prior-year net sales of $22.8 million. The decrease in the quarter as compared to a strong prior-year quarter was due to the timing of customer promotions and the impact

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of the East Coast hurricane. For the nine-month period, net sales were $60.5 million, an increase of 5.7 percent over the prior-year period of $57.2 million. The increase for the year-to-date period was due to a better mix of higher value-added picture framing products across all markets.
Operating income of $6.6 million in the quarter was down 11.5 percent from the prior-year period and operating margins were down 2.2 percentage points to 30.3 percent, compared to 32.5 percent in the prior-year period due to the decline in revenue for the quarter. Operating income improved 9.4 percent in the nine-month period to $17.0 million from $15.6 million in the prior-year period, and operating margins were 28.1 percent, up 0.9 percentage points over the prior-year period of 27.2 percent. The strong mix of value-added picture framing products and the impact from higher volume contributed to increased operating income and margins for the year-to-date period.

Consolidated Backlog
At December 1, 2012, our consolidated backlog was $302.9 million, up approximately 34 percent over the prior-year period and up 27 percent over the end of fiscal 2012.
The backlog of the Architectural segment represented more than 99 percent of consolidated backlog.
We view backlog as an important statistic in evaluating the level of sales activity and short-term sales trends in our business. However, as backlog is only one indicator, and is not an effective indicator of our ultimate profitability, we do not believe that backlog should be used as the sole indicator of future earnings of the Company.

Discontinued Operations
In several transactions in fiscal years 1998 through 2000, we completed the sale of our large-scale domestic curtainwall business, the sale of our detention/security business and the exit from international curtainwall operations. The remaining estimated cash expenditures related to discontinued operations are recorded as liabilities of discontinued operations and cover warranty issues relating to domestic and international construction projects that we expect to be resolved over the next five years. In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, we recorded non-cash, pre-tax earnings from discontinued operations of $0.4 million as the result of a reduction in reserves related to the expiration of warranty periods.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Nine Months Ended
(Cash effect, in thousands)
December 1,
2012
 
November 26,
2011
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities
$
23,044

 
$
(4,720
)
Investing Activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(21,265
)
 
(6,206
)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
48

 
10,314

Change in restricted investments, net
(4,752
)
 
12,665

Net (purchases) sales of marketable securities
(13,915
)
 
5,807

Financing Activities
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of debt
10,000

 
121

Repurchase and retirement of common stock

 
(2,392
)

Operating activities. Cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations was $23.0 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2013, compared to cash used of $4.7 million in the prior-year period. Fiscal 2013 operating cash flows were positively impacted by the increased income reported for the year-to-date period as compared to the prior-year period, as well as an improvement in working capital as compared to the prior-year period.

Non-cash working capital (current assets, excluding cash and short-term marketable securities available for sale and short-term restricted investments, less current liabilities) was $59.9 million at December 1, 2012, or 8.7 percent of last 12-month sales, our key metric for measuring working capital efficiency. This compares to $44.4 million at March 3, 2012, or 6.7 percent of fiscal 2012 sales, and 11.0 percent at November 26, 2011. The dollar change from year end was due to added working capital for future growth. We continue to effectively manage working capital; our days sales outstanding have improved by seven days at December 1, 2012, as compared to the prior-year period.


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Investing Activities. Through the first nine months of fiscal 2013, investing activities used $41.4 million of cash, compared to cash provided of $21.1 million in the same period last year. The current year included new capital investments of $21.3 million for growth and productivity improvements, as well as new product introductions and maintenance capital. Net purchases of $4.8 million for restricted investments during the period were the result of $10.0 million of industrial development bonds (reflected in financing activities) that were made available for current and future investment in our storefront and entrance business in Michigan, the proceeds of which are reported as restricted investments until disbursed. We increased our investments in marketable securities by $13.9 million for the nine-month period as a result of generating excess cash through operating activities noted above.

Fiscal 2012 investing activities included $10.3 million in proceeds from the sale and leaseback of equipment. Net proceeds of $12.7 million from restricted investments during fiscal 2012 resulted from releasing money market funds that were required to cover exposures under letters of credit that were previously held outside of our credit facility. The net position of our investments for the nine-month period of fiscal 2012 resulted in $5.8 million in net sale proceeds, as we sold investments to fund operating activities. New capital investments through the first nine months of fiscal 2012 totaled $6.2 million, primarily for safety and maintenance projects.

We expect fiscal 2013 capital expenditures to be approximately $30 million for investments to improve productivity, increase capacity and introduce new products and capabilities, as well as for maintenance requirements.

We continue to review our portfolio of businesses and their assets in comparison to our internal strategic and performance objectives. As part of this review, we may acquire other businesses, further invest in, fully divest and/or sell parts of our current businesses.

Financing Activities. Total outstanding borrowings at December 1, 2012 were $30.9 million, compared to $21.0 million as of March 3, 2012 and $21.2 million at November 26, 2011. Long-term debt consists of $12.0 million of recovery zone facility bonds, $18.4 million of industrial development bonds and other debt held by GlassecViracon. The industrial development and recovery zone facility bonds mature in fiscal years 2021 through 2043 and the other debt matures in fiscal years 2013 through 2021. Our debt-to-total-capital ratio was 8.5 percent at December 1, 2012 and 6.1 percent at March 3, 2012.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, $10.0 million of low-interest industrial development bonds were issued and made available for current and future investment in the Company’s storefront and entrance business in Michigan. The interest rate on the bonds resets weekly and is equal to the market rate of interest earned for similar revenue bonds or other tax-free securities. The bonds will mature in April 2042.

During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, we entered into an amendment to our existing credit agreement. The amount of the revolving credit facility was increased from $80.0 million to $100.0 million and the expiration date was extended to October 2017. Our minimum required adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio was raised from 2.75 to 3.00. The credit facility also includes a letter of credit facility in the amount of up to $60 million, the outstanding amounts of which decrease the available commitment. No other provisions of the original agreement were materially amended by the amended credit agreement. No borrowings were outstanding under the amended credit agreement as of December 1, 2012 or under the original agreement as of March 3, 2012.

The credit facility requires that we maintain a minimum level of net worth as defined in the credit facility based on certain quarterly financial calculations. The minimum required net worth computed in accordance with the credit agreement at December 1, 2012 was $260.1 million, whereas our net worth as defined in the credit facility was $330.1 million. The credit facility also requires that we maintain an adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio of not more than 3.00. This ratio is computed quarterly, with EBITDA computed on a rolling four-quarter basis. For purposes of calculating the adjusted debt in the adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio, we reduce non-credit facility debt for up to $25 million to the extent of unrestricted cash balances, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities available for sale in excess of $15 million. Our ratio was 0.11 at December 1, 2012. If we are not in compliance with either of these covenants, the lenders may terminate the commitment and/or declare any loan then outstanding to be immediately due and payable. At December 1, 2012, we were in compliance with the financial covenants of the credit facility.

During fiscal 2004, the Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of 1,500,000 shares of common stock. The Board of Directors increased this authorization by 750,000 shares in January 2008 and by 1,000,000 in October 2008. There were no share repurchases during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 and, during the same period of 2012, we repurchased 275,000 shares. We have purchased a total of 2,279,123 shares, at a total cost of $29.7 million, since the inception of this program. We have remaining authority to repurchase 970,877 shares under this program, which has no expiration date.


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Other Financing Activities. The following summarizes our significant contractual obligations that impact our liquidity as of December 1, 2012:

 
Future Cash Payments Due by Fiscal Period
(In thousands)
2013
Remaining
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
Thereafter
 
Total
Continuing operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Industrial revenue bonds
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
18,400

 
$
18,400

Recovery zone facility bonds

 

 

 

 

 
12,000

 
12,000

Other debt obligations
83

 
58

 
58

 
58

 
58

 
143

 
458

Operating leases (undiscounted)
1,825

 
7,083

 
5,996

 
5,842

 
4,054

 
5,457

 
30,257

Purchase obligations
46,498

 
31,186

 
133

 

 

 

 
77,817

Other obligations
42

 
146

 

 

 

 

 
188

Total cash obligations
$
48,448

 
$
38,473

 
$
6,187

 
$
5,900

 
$
4,112

 
$
36,000

 
$
139,120


From time to time, we acquire the use of certain assets, such as warehouses, automobiles, forklifts, vehicles, office equipment, hardware, software and some manufacturing equipment through operating leases. Many of these operating leases have termination penalties. However, because the assets are used in the conduct of our business operations, it is unlikely that any significant portion of these operating leases would be terminated prior to the normal expiration of their lease terms. Therefore, we consider the risk related to termination penalties to be minimal.

We have purchase obligations for raw material commitments and capital expenditures. As of December 1, 2012, these obligations totaled $77.8 million.

The other obligations in the table above relate to non-compete and consulting agreements with former employees.

We expect to make contributions of $0.9 million to our defined-benefit pension plans in fiscal 2013, which will equal or exceed our minimum funding requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
As of December 1, 2012, we had $7.3 million and $2.0 million of unrecognized tax benefits and environmental liabilities, respectively. We expect approximately $1.1 million of the unrecognized tax benefits to lapse during the next 12 months. We are unable to reasonably estimate in which future periods the remaining unrecognized tax benefits and environmental liabilities will ultimately be settled.

At December 1, 2012, we had ongoing letters of credit related to construction contracts and certain industrial development and recovery zone facility bonds. The Company’s $18.4 million of industrial revenue bonds are supported by $18.9 million of letters of credit that reduce availability of funds under our $100.0 million credit facility. The $12.0 million of recovery zone facility bonds are supported by $12.3 million of letters of credit. The letters of credit by expiration period were as follows at December 1, 2012:

 
Amount of Commitment Expiration Per Fiscal Period
(In thousands)
2013
Remaining
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
Thereafter
 
Total
Standby letters of credit
$

 
$
31,256

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
4,500

 
$
35,756


In addition to the above standby letters of credit, which were predominantly issued for our industrial development and recovery zone facility bonds, we are required, in the ordinary course of business, to provide a surety or performance bond that commits payments to our customers for any non-performance by us. At December 1, 2012, $107.5 million of our backlog was bonded by performance bonds with a face value of $373.6 million. Performance bonds do not have stated expiration dates, as we are released from the bonds upon completion of the contract. We have never been required to pay on these performance-based bonds with respect to any of our current portfolio of businesses.

We self-insure our third-party product liability coverages. As a result, a material construction project rework event would have a material adverse effect on our operating results.


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For fiscal 2013, we believe that current cash on hand and available capacity under our committed revolving credit facility, as well as the expected cash to be generated from future operating activities, will be adequate to fund our working capital requirements, planned capital expenditures and dividend payments. We have total cash and short-term marketable securities available for sale of $62.6 million, and $76.6 million available under our credit facility at December 1, 2012. We believe that this will provide us with the financial strength to work through the ongoing weak market conditions and to continue our growth strategy through the recovery.

Outlook
The following statements are based on our current expectations for full-year fiscal 2013 results. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.
Overall revenues for the year are expected to grow 5 to 6 percent over fiscal 2012.
We anticipate earnings per share of $0.62 to $0.67.
Capital expenditures are projected to be approximately $30 million.

Related Party Transactions
No material changes have occurred in the disclosure with respect to our related party transactions set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012.

Critical Accounting Policies
No material changes have occurred in the disclosure of our critical accounting policies set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012.

Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

No material changes have occurred to the disclosures of quantitative and qualitative market risk set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012.

Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
a)
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures. As of the end of the period covered by this report (the Evaluation Date), we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act)). Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in applicable rules and forms, and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
b)
Changes in internal controls: There was no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended December 1, 2012, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.


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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.
Legal Proceedings

The Company has been a party to various legal proceedings incidental to its normal operating activities. In particular, like others in the construction supply industry, the Company’s architectural segment businesses are routinely involved in various disputes and claims arising out of construction projects, sometimes involving significant monetary damages or product replacement. The Company has also been subject to litigation arising out of employment practices, workers compensation, general liability and automobile claims. Although it is difficult to accurately predict the outcome of such proceedings, facts currently available indicate that no such claims will result in losses that would have a material adverse effect on the results of operations or financial condition of the Company.

Item 1A.
Risk Factors

There have been no material changes or additions to our risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012.

Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

The following table provides information with respect to purchases made by the Company of its own stock during the third quarter of fiscal 2013:
 
Period
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (a)
 
Average Price
Paid per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (b)
 
Maximum
Number of
Shares that May
Yet Be
Purchased
under the Plans
or Programs
September 2, 2012 through September 29, 2012
16,358

 
$
19.63

 

 
970,877

September 30, 2012 through October 27, 2012

 

 

 
970,877

October 28, 2012 through December 1, 2012
9,981

 
22.20

 

 
970,877

Total
26,339

 
$
20.48

 

 
970,877


(a)
The shares in this column represent shares that were surrendered to us by plan participants to satisfy stock-for-stock option exercises or withholding tax obligations related to stock-based compensation.
(b)
In April 2003, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 1,500,000 shares of Company stock, which was announced on April 10, 2003. In January 2008, the Board of Directors increased the authorization by 750,000 shares, which was announced on January 24, 2008. In October 2008, the Board of Directors increased the authorization by 1,000,000 shares, which was announced on October 8, 2008. The Company’s repurchase program does not have an expiration date.

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Item 6.
Exhibits
 
10.1
Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of October 19, 2012, by and among Apogee Enterprises, Inc., as the Borrower, the Lenders referred to herein, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Issuing Lender, and Comerica Bank, as Documentation Agent and Issuing Lender. Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 25, 2012.
 
 
31.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
 
31.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
 
32.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
32.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
101
The following materials from Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 1, 2012 are furnished herewith, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 1, 2012 and March 3, 2012, (ii) the Consolidated Results of Operations for the three and nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings for the three and nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, and (v) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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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.
 
 
 
APOGEE ENTERPRISES, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date: January 10, 2013
 
By: /s/ Joseph F. Puishys
 
 
 
Joseph F. Puishys
President and Chief
Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
Date: January 10, 2013
 
By: /s/ James S. Porter
 
 
 
James S. Porter
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and
Accounting Officer)

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Exhibit Index to Form 10-Q for the Period Ended December 1, 2012
 
10.1
Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of October 19, 2012, by and among Apogee Enterprises, Inc., as the Borrower, the Lenders referred to herein, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Issuing Lender, and Comerica Bank, as Documentation Agent and Issuing Lender. Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 25, 2012.
 
 
31.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
 
31.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
 
32.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
32.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
101
The following materials from Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 1, 2012 are furnished herewith, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 1, 2012 and March 3, 2012, (ii) the Consolidated Results of Operations for the three and nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings for the three and nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended December 1, 2012 and November 26, 2011, and (v) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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EX-31.1 2 apog-ex311_2012121x10q.htm SECTION 302 CEO CERTIFICATION APOG-EX31.1_2012.12.1-10Q


Exhibit 31.1
CERTIFICATION
I, Joseph F. Puishys, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.;
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)
designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)
designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)
evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)
disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrants most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)
all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)
any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.


Date: January 10, 2013
 
 
/s/ Joseph F. Puishys
 
Joseph F. Puishys
President and Chief Executive Officer


EX-31.2 3 apog-ex312_2012121x10q.htm SECTION 302 CFO CERTIFICATION APOG-EX31.2_2012.12.1-10Q


Exhibit 31.2
CERTIFICATION
I, James S. Porter, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.;
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)
designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)
designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;