10-K 1 strt-10k_20180701.htm FORM 10-K strt-10k_20180701.htm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

[ x ]Annual report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of  1934

For the fiscal year ended July 1, 2018.

 

[    ]Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Commission File Number 0-25150

 

STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Wisconsin

39-1804239

(State of Incorporation)

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

 

3333 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI  53209

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(414) 247-3333

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

Title of each class

Name of exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $.01 par value

The NASDAQ Global Stock Market

 

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

None

(Title of Class)

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  [   ]Yes   [ x ]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   [ x ]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.  [ 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 (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  [ x ]Yes   [  ]No

 

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

 

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. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer [   ]     Accelerated filer [ x ]     

Non-accelerated filer [   ] (do not check if a smaller reporting company)Smaller Reporting Company [  ]      Emerging Growth Company [  ]  

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

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

 

The aggregate market value of the voting Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of December 29, 2017 (the last business day immediately preceding the Registrant's most recently completed fiscal second quarter), was approximately $155,324,000 (based upon the last reported sale price of the Common Stock at December 29, 2017 on the NASDAQ Global Market).  Shares of common stock held by any executive officer or director of the registrant have been excluded from this computation because such persons may be deemed to be affiliates.  This determination of affiliate status is not a conclusive determination for other purposes.


On August 3, 2018, there were outstanding 3,704,565 shares of the Registrant's $.01 par value Common Stock (which includes any unvested restricted shares previously awarded).

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference

 

 

Part of the Form 10-K

Document

 

into which incorporated

Portions of the Annual Report to Shareholders for the

fiscal year ended July 1, 2018

 

I, II, IV

 

 

 

Portions of the Proxy Statement dated on or about September 6, 2018, for the

Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on October 9, 2018.

 

III

 

PROSPECTIVE INFORMATION

A number of the matters and subject areas discussed in this Form 10-K as well as in portions of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders and the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated September 6, 2018, which are incorporated herein by reference, contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “would,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “planned,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “could,” or the negative of these terms or words of similar meaning.  These statements include expected future financial results, product offerings, global expansion, liquidity needs, financing ability, planned capital expenditures, management’s or the Company’s expectations and beliefs, and similar matters discussed, or otherwise incorporated herein by reference, in this Form 10-K.  The discussions of such matters and subject areas are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally, and also may materially differ from the Company’s actual future experience.  

The Company’s business, operations and financial performance are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could result in material differences in actual results from the Company’s current expectations.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, in particular relating to the automotive industry, consumer demand for the Company’s and its customers’ products, competitive and technological developments, customer purchasing actions, changes in warranty provisions and customers’ recall policies, foreign currency fluctuations, fluctuations in costs of operations (including fluctuations in the cost of raw materials), the volume and scope of product returns and warranty claims, uncertainties stemming from U.S. trade policies, tariffs and reactions to same from foreign countries and other matters described under “Risk Factors” in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference in Part I, Item 1A of this report and in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this Form 10-K and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Form 10-K.


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PART I

 

Item 1.  Business

The information set forth under “Company Description” which appears on pages 5 through 12 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.  For information as to export sales, see the information set forth under “Notes to Financial Statements-Export Sales” included on page 57 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Emerging Technologies

Automotive vehicle access systems, which are both theft deterrent and consumer friendly, are trending toward electro-mechanical devices.  Electronic companies are developing user identification systems such as bio-systems, card holder (transmitter) systems, etc., while mechanical locks, keys, housings, and latches are evolving to accommodate electronics. The Company believes it is positioning itself as a vehicle access control supplier by building its product, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the required electro-mechanical products, which include vehicle access latches, keys with remote entry electronic systems, and ignition interface systems with passive start capabilities. As the automotive industry continues developing various levels of autonomous vehicles, we believe that we are well positioned to continue the development and incorporation of power sliding doors, power end gates and other consumer convenience features into these types of vehicles.

 

These technologies benefit the Company by increasing its potential customer base as a Tier 2 supplier while maintaining the Company’s Tier 1 status on some product lines and by adding additional product line availability.

 

Sources and Availability of Raw Materials

The Company’s primary raw materials are high-grade zinc, brass, nickel silver, steel, aluminum and plastic resins. These materials are generally available from a number of suppliers, but the Company has chosen to concentrate its sourcing with one primary vendor for each commodity. The Company believes its sources for raw materials are very reliable and adequate for its needs. The Company has not experienced any significant long term supply problems in its operations and does not anticipate any significant supply problems in the foreseeable future.  See further discussion under “Risk Factors-Sources of and Fluctuations in Market Prices of Raw Materials” included on page 29 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Patents, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property

The Company believes that the success of its business will not only result from the technical competence, creativity and marketing abilities of its employees but also from the protection of its intellectual property through patents, trademarks and copyrights. As part of its ongoing research, development and manufacturing activities, the Company has a policy of seeking patents on new products, processes and improvements when appropriate.

 

Although, in the aggregate, the intellectual property discussed herein are of considerable importance to the manufacturing and marketing of many of its access control products, the Company does not consider any single patent or trademark or group of related patents or trademarks to be material to its business as a whole, except for the STRATTEC and STRATTEC with logo trademarks.

 

The Company also relies upon trade secret protection for its confidential and proprietary information. The Company maintains confidentiality agreements with its key executives. In addition, the Company enters into confidentiality agreements with selected suppliers, consultants and employees as appropriate to evaluate new products or business relationships pertinent to the success of the Company. However, there can be no assurance that others will not independently obtain similar information and techniques or otherwise gain access to the Company's trade secrets or that the Company can effectively protect its trade secrets.

 

Dependence Upon Significant Customers

A very significant portion of the Company’s annual sales are to General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.  These three customers accounted for approximately 59 percent of the Company’s net sales in 2018, 60 percent of the Company’s net sales in 2017 and 63 percent of the Company’s net sales in 2016.  Further information regarding sales to the Company’s largest customers is set forth under the caption “Risk Factors - Loss of Significant Customers, Vehicle Content, Vehicle Models and Market Share” and “Risk Factors – Production Slowdowns by Customers” included on page 27 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders and “Notes to Financial Statements-Sales and Receivable Concentration” included on page 57 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, all of which are incorporated herein by reference.  

 


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The products sold to these customers are model specific, fitting only certain defined applications. Consequently, the Company is highly dependent on its major customers for their business, and on these customers' ability to produce and sell vehicles which utilize the Company's products. The Company has enjoyed good relationships with General Motors Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and other customers in the past, and expects to continue to do so in the future. However, a significant change in the purchasing practices of, or a significant loss of volume from, one or more of these customers could have a detrimental effect on the Company's financial performance.  We cannot provide any assurance that any lost sales volume could be replaced despite our historical relationships with our customers.

 

Sales and Marketing

The Company provides its customers with engineered access control products including locksets, fobs, push button ignition systems, steering column lock housings, seatback and secondary latches, power sliding door systems, power liftgate systems, power decklids, door handles, door handle components and trim and other access products which are unique to specific vehicles. Any given vehicle will typically take 1 to 3 years of development and engineering design time prior to being offered to the public. The access control products are designed concurrently with the vehicle. Therefore, commitment to the Company as the production source for such products and components occurs 1 to 3 years prior to the start of production for such components.  The Company employs an engineering staff that assists in providing design and technical solutions to its customers.  The Company believes that its engineering expertise is a competitive advantage and contributes toward its strong market position in its industry.  For example, the Company believes it regularly provides innovative design proposals for its product offerings to its customers that will improve customer access, vehicle security system quality, theft deterrence and system cost.

 

The typical process used by automotive manufacturers in selecting a supplier for access control products is to offer the business opportunity to the Company and several of the Company's competitors. Each competitor will pursue the opportunity, doing its best to provide the customer with the most attractive proposal. Price pressure is strong during this process but once an agreement is reached, a commitment is made for each year of the product program. Typically, price reductions resulting from productivity improvement by the Company over the life of the product program are included in the contract and are estimated in evaluating each of these opportunities by the Company. A blanket purchase order, a contract indicating a specified part will be supplied at a specified price during a defined time period, is issued by customers for each model year.  Production quantity releases or quantity commitments are made to that purchase order for weekly deliveries to the customer. As a consequence and because the Company is a "Just-in-Time" supplier to the automotive industry, it does not maintain a backlog of orders in the classic sense for future production and shipment and, accordingly, it is unable to provide a meaningful backlog comparison from year to year.

 

Competition

The Company competes with domestic and foreign-based competitors on the basis of custom product design, engineering support, quality, delivery and price.  While the number of direct competitors is currently relatively small, the automotive manufacturers actively encourage competition between potential suppliers. The Company has a large share of the North American market for its access control products because of its ability to provide optimal value, which is a beneficial combination of price, quality, technical support, program management, innovation and aftermarket support.  In order to reduce access control product production costs while still offering a wide range of technical support, the Company utilizes assembly operations and certain light manufacturing operations in Mexico, which results in lower labor costs as compared to the United States.

 

As locks and keys become more sophisticated and involve additional electronics, competitors with specific electronic expertise may emerge to challenge the Company.  To address this, the Company has in recent years strengthened its electrical engineering knowledge and service.  It is also working with several electronics suppliers to jointly develop and supply these advanced products.

 

The Company’s lockset, steering column lock housing, latches and power access competitors include Huf North America, Ushin, Valeo, Tokai-Rika, Alpha-Tech, Honda Lock, Shin Chang, Magna, Edscha, Stabilus, Aisin, Brose, Mitsuba, Ohi, Kiekert, Inteva, Key Plastics and Gecom. For additional information related to competition, see the information set forth under “Risk Factors-Highly Competitive Automotive Supply Industry” included on page 30 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

 

 

 


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Research and Development

The Company engages in research and development activities pertinent to automotive access control. A major area of focus for research is the expanding role of vehicle access via electronic interlocks and modes of communicating authorization data between consumers and vehicles. Development activities include new products, applications and product performance improvements. In addition, specialized data collection equipment is developed to facilitate increased product development efficiency and continuous quality improvements. For fiscal years 2018, 2017, and 2016, the Company spent approximately $4.8 million, $4.6 million, and $430,000, respectively, on research and development. The Company believes that, historically, it has committed sufficient resources to research and development and it intends to continue to invest in the future as required to support additional product programs associated with both existing and new customers. Patents are pursued and will continue to be pursued as appropriate to protect the Company's interests resulting from these activities.

 

Customer Tooling

The Company incurs costs related to tooling used in component production and assembly.  Some of these costs are reimbursed by customers who then own the tools involved.  See the information set forth under “Notes to Financial Statements-Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies-Customer Tooling in Progress” included on page 39 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Environmental Compliance

As is the case with other manufacturers, the Company is subject to Federal, state, local and foreign laws and other legal requirements relating to the generation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal of materials as a result of its  manufacturing and assembly operations. These laws include the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (as amended), the Clean Air Act (as amended), the Clean Water Act of 1990 (as amended) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (as amended). The Company has an environmental management system that is ISO-14001 certified.  The Company believes that its existing environmental management system is adequate and it has no current plans for substantial capital expenditures in the environmental area.

    

As discussed in “Notes to Financial Statements-Commitments and Contingencies” beginning on page 50 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, a site at the Company’s Milwaukee facility is contaminated by a solvent spill from a former above-ground solvent storage tank located on the east side of the facility, which spill occurred in 1985.   This situation is being monitored by the Company.

 

The Company does not currently anticipate any materially adverse impact on its financial statements or competitive position as a result of compliance with Federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws or other legal requirements. However, risk of environmental liability and charges associated with maintaining compliance with environmental laws is inherent in the nature of the Company's business and there is no assurance that material liabilities or charges could not arise.

 

Employees

At July 1, 2018, the Company had approximately 4,420 full-time employees, of which approximately 260 or 5.9 percent were represented by a labor union, which accounts for all production employees at the Company’s Milwaukee facility.  The current contract with the unionized employees is effective through September 17, 2018.  During June 2001, there was a 16-day strike by the represented employees at the Company's Milwaukee facility. Further information regarding the strike, work stoppages and other labor matters are discussed under “Risk Factors-Disruptions Due to Work Stoppages and Other labor Matters” included on page 29 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Available Information

The Company maintains its corporate website at www.strattec.com and makes available, free of charge, through this website its code of business ethics, annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements for annual shareholder meetings and amendments to those reports that the Company files with, or furnishes to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") as soon as reasonably practicable after the Company electronically files such material with, or furnishes it to, the Commission.  The Company is not including all the information contained on or made available through its website as a part of, or incorporating such information by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K.  However, this report includes (or incorporates by reference) all material information about the Company that is included on the Company’s website which is otherwise required to be included in this report.

 

 

 

 

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Item 1A.  Risk Factors

The information set forth under “Risk Factors” which appears on pages 27 through 31 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.  The risks described in the section “Risk Factors” in the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders are not the only risks the Company faces.  Additional risks that the Company does not yet know of or that it currently thinks are immaterial may also impair its business operations.  If any of the events or circumstances described in those risks actually occur, the Company’s business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected.  In such cases, the trading price of the Company’s common stock could decline.

 

Item 1B.  Unresolved Staff Comments

None.

 

Item 2.   Properties

The Company has four manufacturing plants, one warehouse, and one sales office. These facilities are described as follows:

 

Location

 

Type

 

Sq. Ft.

 

Owned or Leased

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Headquarters and General Offices; Component Parts Manufacturing

 

352,000

 

Owned

Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico

 

Subsidiary Offices and Assembly

 

97,000

 

Owned

Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico

 

Subsidiary Offices and Assembly

 

76,000

 

Owned

Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico

 

Subsidiary Offices, Key Finishing, Injection Molding and Assembly Operations

 

140,000

 

Owned

Leon, Mexico

 

Subsidiary Offices, Door Handle Injecting Molding, Painting and Assembly

 

135,000

 

Owned

El Paso, Texas

 

Finished Goods and Service Parts Distribution Warehouse

 

114,715

 

Leased**

Auburn Hills, Michigan

 

Sales and Engineering Office for Detroit Customer Area

 

58,700

 

Owned

 

**Leased unit within a complex.

 

Item 3.  Legal Proceedings

In the normal course of business the Company may be involved in various legal proceedings from time to time.  The Company does not believe it is currently involved in any claim, action or proceeding the ultimate disposition of which would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

Item 4.   Mine Safety Disclosures

None.

 

 

 


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PART II

 

Item 5.   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The Company’s Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program on October 16, 1996, and the program was publicly announced on October 17, 1996.  Since inception of the stock repurchase program, the Board of Directors has periodically increased the number of shares authorized for repurchase under the program.  At July 1, 2018, the number of shares of the Company’s common stock authorized for repurchase under the program totaled 3,839,395.  The program currently authorizes the repurchase of the Company’s common stock from time to time, directly or through brokers or agents, and has no expiration date.  Over the life of the repurchase program through July 1, 2018, a total of 3,655,322 shares have been repurchased at a cost of approximately $136.4 million.  No shares were repurchased during the quarter or year ended July 1, 2018.

 

The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “STRT.”  

 

The information set forth under “Financial Summary – Quarterly Financial Data (Unaudited)” included on page 62 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 6.   Selected Financial Data

The information set forth under “Financial Summary – Five Year Financial Summary,” which appears on page 61 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, is incorporated herein by reference.   Such information should be read along with the Company’s financial statements and the notes to those financial statements and with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” incorporated by reference elsewhere herein.

 

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

The information set forth under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis,” which appears on pages 14 through 31 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7A.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Our exposure to market risk is limited to interest rate fluctuations on borrowings under our secured revolving credit facilities, foreign currency exchange rate risk associated with our foreign operations, and fluctuations in raw material commodity prices.  We do not utilize financial instruments for trading purposes.

 

Interest Rates:  We are subject to interest rate fluctuations on borrowings under our revolving credit facilities.  At July 1, 2018, we (including our majority owned subsidiary, ADAC-STRATTEC LLC) had $51 million of outstanding borrowings under our credit facilities.  The interest expense related to borrowings under these credit facilities during the year ended July 1, 2018 was $1.1 million.  A 10% increase or decrease in the interest rate on borrowings would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Foreign Currency:  We are subject to foreign currency exchange rate exposure related to the U.S. dollar costs of our manufacturing operations in Mexico. A portion of our manufacturing costs are incurred in Mexican pesos, which causes our earnings and cash flows to fluctuate due to changes in the U.S. dollar/Mexican peso exchange rate.  We executed contracts with Bank of Montreal that provide for monthly Mexican peso currency forward contracts for a portion of our estimated peso denominated operating costs. These peso currency forward contracts include settlement dates that began on October 16, 2015 and end on December 17, 2018. Our objective in entering into these currency forward contracts is to minimize our earnings volatility resulting from changes in exchange rates affecting the U.S. dollar cost of our Mexican operations. The Mexican peso forward contracts are not used for speculative purposes and are not designated as hedges.  As a result, all currency forward contracts are recognized in our accompanying consolidated financial statements at fair value and changes in the fair value are reported in current earnings as part of Other Income, net.

The following table quantifies the outstanding Mexican peso forward contracts as of July 1, 2018 (thousands of dollars, except average forward contractual exchange rates):

 

 

Effective Dates

 

Notional Amount

 

 

Average Forward Contractual Exchange Rate

 

 

Fair Value

 

Buy MXP/Sell USD

 

July 16, 2018 - December 17, 2018

 

$

6,000

 

 

 

20.02

 

 

$

(39

)

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The fair market value of all outstanding Mexican peso forward contracts in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets was as follows (thousands of dollars):

 

 

July 1, 2018

 

 

July 2, 2017

 

Not designated as hedging instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current (liabilities) assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican peso forward contracts

 

$

(39

)

 

$

1,121

 

 

The pre-tax effects of the Mexican peso forward contracts on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income (Loss) consisted of the following (thousands of dollars):

 

 

Other Income, net

 

 

 

Years Ended

 

 

 

July 1, 2018

 

 

July 2, 2017

 

 

July 3, 2016

 

Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized gain (loss)

 

$

1,140

 

 

$

(1,650

)

 

$

(1,196

)

Unrealized (loss) gain

 

$

(1,160

)

 

$

2,010

 

 

$

(889

)

 

See “Risk Factors – Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations” included on page 29 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference, for more information.

 

Raw Materials Commodity Prices:  Our primary raw materials are high-grade zinc, brass, nickel silver, aluminum, steel and plastic resins. These materials are generally available from a number of suppliers, but we have chosen to concentrate our sourcing with one primary vendor for each commodity or purchased component. We believe our sources of raw materials are reliable and adequate for our needs. However, the development of future sourcing issues related to using existing or alternative raw materials and the global availability of these materials as well as significant fluctuations in the market prices of these materials may have an adverse effect on our financial results if the increased raw material costs cannot be recovered from our customers. Given the significant financial impact on us relating to changes in the cost of our primary raw materials, commencing with fiscal 2008, we began quoting quarterly material price adjustments for changes in our zinc costs in our negotiations with our customers. Our success in obtaining these quarterly price adjustments in our customer contracts is dependent on separate negotiations with each customer. It is not a standard practice for our customers to include such price adjustments in their contracts. We have been successful in obtaining quarterly price adjustments in some of our customer contracts. However, we have not been successful in obtaining the adjustments with all of our customers.  See “Risk Factors –Sources of and Fluctuations in Market Prices of Raw Materials” included on page 29 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference, for more information.

 

Item 8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

The financial statements, together with the report thereon of Deloitte & Touche LLP dated September 6, 2018, the report of management on internal control over financial reporting and the report of Deloitte & Touche LLP on internal control over financial reporting dated September 6, 2018, which appear on pages 32 through 60 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, are incorporated herein by reference.  

 

Our quarterly results of operations included under “Financial Summary-Quarterly Financial Data (Unaudited)” which appears on page 62 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.   Changes In and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

None.



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Item 9A.  Controls and Procedures

The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to its management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  The Company carried out an evaluation as of the end of the period covered by this report, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures.  Based on such evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report at reaching a level of reasonable assurance.   It should be noted that in designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management was necessarily required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.  The Company has designed its disclosure controls and procedures to reach a level of reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives.

 

There was no change in the Company's internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a‑15(f) and 15d‑15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the quarter ended July 1, 2018 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

The report of management required under this Item 9A is included on page 58 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders under the heading “Report on Management’s Assessment of Internal Control over Financial Reporting” and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The attestation report required under this Item 9A is included on page 59 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders under the heading “Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9B. Other Information

Not applicable.


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PART III

 

Item 10.  Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

The information included in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated on or about September 6, 2018, under “Proposal 1: Election of Directors,”  “Corporate Governance Matters-Code of Business Ethics,” “Audit Committee Matters-Audit Committee Financial Expert,” “Executive Officers,”  “Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance”, and “Corporate Governance Matters-Director Nominations” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors is an “audit committee” for purposes of Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The members of the Audit Committee consist of three outside independent directors, David R. Zimmer, Audit Committee Chairman, Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr., and Michael J. Koss.

 

Item 11.  Executive Compensation

The information included in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated on or about September 6, 2018, under “Director Compensation” and “Executive Compensation” is incorporated herein by reference.  

 

The information incorporated by reference from “Report of the Compensation Committee” in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated on or about September 6, 2018, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 12.  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters

The information included in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated on or about September 6, 2018, under “Security Ownership” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Equity Compensation Plan Information

The following table summarizes share information, as of July 1, 2018, for the Company's Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan.

 

Plan Category

Number of
common shares to be
issued upon exercise
of outstanding options,
warrants, and rights

Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options,
warrants, and rights

Number of
common shares
available for future
issuance under equity
compensation plans

 

 

 

 

Equity compensation plans approved by shareholders

 

133,074

 

$29.37

 

181,264

Equity compensation plans not approved by shareholders


            -


          -


           -

Total

133,074

$29.37

181,264

 

Item 13.  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

The information included in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated on or about September 6, 2018, under “Transactions With Related Persons” and “Corporate Governance Matters-Director Independence” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services

The information included in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated on or about September 6, 2018, under “Audit Committee Matters-Fees of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

 

 


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PART IV

 

Item 15.  Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a)

The following documents are filed as part of this report:

 

 

(1)

Financial Statements - The following financial statements of the Company, included on pages 32 through 60 of the Company’s 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, are incorporated by reference in Item 8 of this Form 10-K annual report:

 

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (Deloitte & Touche LLP)

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets - as of July 1, 2018 and July 2, 2017

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) - years ended July 1, 2018, July 2, 2017 and July 3, 2016

 

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity – years ended July 1, 2018, July 2, 2017 and July 3, 2016

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - years ended July 1, 2018, July 2, 2017 and July 3, 2016

 

Notes to Financial Statements

 

(2)Financial Statement Schedule

 

All schedules have been omitted because they are not applicable or are not required, or because the required information has been included in the Financial Statements or Notes thereto.

 

 

(3)

Exhibits.  See “Exhibit Index” beginning on page 12 of this report.

 

 

(b)

Exhibits

 

See “Exhibit Index” and the exhibits attached hereto or previously filed as described in the “Exhibit Index” beginning on page 12 of this report.

 

 

(c)

Financial Statement Schedules

 

None required.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX TO ANNUAL REPORT

ON FORM 10-K

 

Exhibit

 

 

 

3.1 (17)

 

Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company

*

3.2 (1)

 

Amended By-laws of the Company

*

4.1 (2)

 

Credit Agreement, dated as of August 1, 2011, between STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.2 (16)

 

Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Security Agreement, dated as of June 26, 2017, between STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.3 (17)

 

Amended and Restated Security Agreement, dated as of June 28, 2012, made by STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION in favor of BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.4 (7)

 

Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 27, 2013, between STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.5 (8)

 

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 25, 2015, between STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.6 (14)

 

Amendment No. 3 to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 24, 2016, between STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.7 (16)

 

Amendment No. 4 to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 26, 2017, between STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.8 (8)

 

Credit Agreement, dated as of June 28, 2012, between ADAC-STRATTEC LLC and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.9 (8)

 

Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 22, 2014, between ADAC-STRATTEC LLC and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.10 (8)

 

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 25, 2015, between ADAC-STRATTEC LLC and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.11 (13)

 

Amendment No. 3 to Credit Agreement, dated as of April 27, 2016, between ADAC-STRATTEC LLC and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.12 (16)

 

Amendment No. 4 to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 26, 2017, between ADAC-STRATTEC LLC and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

4.13 (18)

 

Amendment No. 5 to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 27, 2018, between ADAC-STRATTEC LLC and BMO Harris Bank N.A., as lender

*

10.1 (9)**

 

Amended and Restated STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Stock Incentive Plan

*

10.2 (11)**

 

Form of Restricted Stock Grant Agreement with employees

*

10.3 (12)**

 

Amended STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Economic Value Added Bonus Plan for Executive Officers and Senior Managers

*

10.4 (4) **

 

Amended STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Economic Value Added Bonus Plan for Non-employee Members of the Board of Directors

*

10.5 (10) **

 

Amended and Restated STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan

*

10.6 (3)**

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Frank J. Krejci made as of May 5, 2010

*

10.7 (3)**

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Patrick J. Hansen made as of May 5, 2010

*

10.8 (3)**

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Rolando J. Guillot made as of May 5, 2010

*

10.9 (3)**

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Brian J. Reetz made as of May 5, 2010

*

10.10 (3)**

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Richard P. Messina made as of May 5, 2010

*

10.11 (17) **

 

Employment Agreement between the Company and Al Hamdan made as of May 4, 2017

*

10.12 (15) **

 

Change of Control Employment Agreement between the Company and Frank J. Krejci made as of July 1, 2016

*

10.13 (15) **

 

Change of Control Employment Agreement between the Company and Patrick J. Hansen  made as of July 1, 2016

*

10.14 (15) **

 

Change of Control Employment Agreement between the Company and Rolando J. Guillot made as of July 1, 2016

*

10.15 (15) **

 

Change of Control Employment Agreement between the Company and Brian J. Reetz made as of July 1, 2016

*

10.16 (15) **

 

Change of Control Employment Agreement between the Company and Richard P. Messina made as of July 1, 2016

*

10.17 (17)**

 

Change of Control Employment Agreement between the Company and Al Hamdan made as of May 4, 2017

*

10.18 (11)**

 

Form of Restricted Stock Grant Agreement with non-employee directors

*

10.19 (6)**

 

Amended STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Employee Stock Purchase Plan

*

10.20 (5)**

 

Letter Agreement between the Company and Harold M. Stratton II made as of September 1, 2012

*

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*

Previously filed

**

Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement

 

(1)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on October 7, 2005.

(2)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on August 4, 2011.

(3)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the March 28, 2010 Form 10-Q filed on May 6, 2010.

(4)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the July 3, 2011 Form 10-K filed on September 8, 2011.

(5)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the July 1, 2012 Form 10-K filed on September 6, 2012.

(6)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on January 2, 2013.

(7)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on December 27, 2013.

(8)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2015.

(9)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 10-Q filed on November 6, 2014.

(10)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on October 10, 2013.

(11)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 10-K filed on September 5, 2014.

(12)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 10-K filed on September 4, 2015.

(13)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on April 29, 2016.

(14)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on June 24, 2016.

(15)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 10-K filed on September 8, 2016.

(16)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on June 27, 2017.

(17)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 10-K filed on September 7, 2017.

(18)

Incorporated by reference from the exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on March 27, 2018.

(19)

This certification is not "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 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.

 

 

STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Frank J. Krejci

 

Frank J. Krejci

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Date:  September 6, 2018

Pursuant to the requirement 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

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Frank J. Krejci

 

President, Chief Executive Officer,

 

September 6, 2018

Frank J. Krejci

 

and Director

 

 

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Harold M. Stratton II

 

Chairman and Director

 

August 22, 2018

Harold M. Stratton II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael J. Koss

 

Director

 

August 22, 2018

Michael J. Koss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr.

 

Director

 

August 22, 2018

Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ David R. Zimmer

 

Director

 

August 22, 2018

David R. Zimmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Patrick J. Hansen

 

Senior Vice President, Chief

 

September 6, 2018

Patrick J. Hansen

 

Financial Officer,

 

 

 

 

Secretary and Treasurer

 

 

 

 

(Principal Financial and

 

 

 

 

Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

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