UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMM ISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

_________________

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

__________________

 

(Mark One)

 QU ARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES

      EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended January 31, 2016

 

OR

 

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

     EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from    to

 

Commission File Number 0-23248

 

SIGMATRON INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

_________________

 

 

 

Delaware

36-3918470

(State or other jurisdiction of

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

Identification No.)

 

 

2201 Landmeier Road

 

Elk Grove Village, Illinois

60007

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (847) 956-8000

__________________

 

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


 

SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 2016

 

 

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 fi les .     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 definition of “large accelerated filer , “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer        Accelerated filer  

 

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 by Rul e 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) .  Yes    No 

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value, as of March   1 1 ,   2016 4,172,229

 

 

 

 

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

 

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART 1.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:         

 

Page No.

 

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

Condensed Co nso lidated Balance Sheets – January 31, 2016   (Unaudited)   and April 30, 201 5

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations – (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three and Nine   Months Ended January 31, 2016   and 201 5

 

6

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Nine   Months Ended January 31, 2016 and 201 5

 

7

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements – (Unaudited)  

 

9

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and

 

20

 

Results of Operations

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks

 

29

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

29

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

30

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

30

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

30

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

30

 

Item 5.

Other Information

 

30

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

30

 

 

Signatures

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 


 

 

 

 

SigmaTron International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31,

 

 

 

 

2016

 

April 30,

 

(Unaudited)

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

$

3,506,609 

 

$

2,868,217 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful

 

 

 

 

 

accounts of $100,000 and $186,844 at January 31, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

and April 30, 2015, respectively

 

20,621,784 

 

 

20,170,723 

Inventories, net

 

69,550,176 

 

 

68,669,709 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

2,925,413 

 

 

2,103,367 

Note receivable

 

887,531 

 

 

 -

Other receivables

 

306,640 

 

 

486,085 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

97,798,153 

 

 

94,298,101 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, machinery and equipment, net

 

33,181,712 

 

 

33,864,527 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

310,129 

 

 

365,935 

Intangible assets, net of amortization of $4,090,240 and

 

 

 

 

 

$3,737,856 at January 31, 2016 and April 30, 2015, respectively

 

4,821,760 

 

 

5,174,144 

Goodwill

 

3,222,899 

 

 

3,222,899 

Other assets

 

1,184,888 

 

 

1,319,901 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Total other long-term assets

 

9,539,676 

 

 

10,082,879 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$

140,519,541 

 

$

138,245,507 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

$

39,305,461 

 

$

35,838,275 

Accrued wages

 

3,774,802 

 

 

3,644,442 

Accrued expenses

 

2,505,916 

 

 

2,089,053 

Income taxes payable

 

210,523 

 

 

302 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

165,000 

 

 

165,000 

Current portion of capital lease obligations

 

1,424,315 

 

 

1,245,632 

Current portion of contingent consideration

 

275,288 

 

 

275,288 

Current portion of deferred rent

 

180,432 

 

 

150,594 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

47,841,737 

 

 

43,408,586 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

25,544,200 

 

 

31,252,793 

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

 

3,540,205 

 

 

3,401,913 

Contingent consideration, less current portion

 

972,009 

 

 

1,223,697 

Deferred rent, less current portion

 

848,261 

 

 

999,929 

Other long-term liabilities

 

716,847 

 

 

536,209 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,194,656 

 

 

736,993 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

32,816,178 

 

 

38,151,534 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

80,657,915 

 

 

81,560,120 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 500,000 shares

 

 

 

 

 

authorized, none issued or outstanding

 

 -

 

 

 -

Common stock, $.01 par value; 12,000,000 shares

 

 

 

 

 

authorized, 4,172,229 and 4,075,785 shares issued and

 

 

 

 

 

outstanding at January 31, 2016 and April 30, 2015, respectively

 

41,543 

 

 

40,703 

Capital in excess of par value

 

22,381,208 

 

 

21,239,641 

Retained earnings

 

37,438,875 

 

 

35,405,043 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

59,861,626 

 

 

56,685,387 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

140,519,541 

 

$

138,245,507 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements o f Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months

 

 

Three Months

 

 

Nine Months

 

 

Nine Months

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

 

 

January 31,

 

 

January 31,

 

 

January 31,

 

 

January 31,

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

59,206,344 

 

$

53,702,613 

 

$

193,150,783 

 

$

170,183,609 

Cost of products sold

 

53,498,248 

 

 

48,007,248 

 

 

173,615,400 

 

 

153,928,043 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

5,708,096 

 

 

5,695,365 

 

 

19,535,383 

 

 

16,255,566 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and administrative expenses

 

5,120,848 

 

 

4,907,243 

 

 

15,700,276 

 

 

14,269,255 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

587,248 

 

 

788,122 

 

 

3,835,107 

 

 

1,986,311 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

(40,664)

 

 

(36,164)

 

 

(126,451)

 

 

(111,858)

Interest expense

 

250,313 

 

 

262,163 

 

 

764,600 

 

 

797,226 

Income from operations before income tax expense

 

377,599 

 

 

562,123 

 

 

3,196,958 

 

 

1,300,943 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

158,871 

 

 

(1,957)

 

 

1,163,126 

 

 

573,624 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

218,728 

 

$

564,080 

 

$

2,033,832 

 

$

727,319 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - basic

$

0.05 

 

$

0.14 

 

$

0.49 

 

$

0.18 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - diluted

$

0.05 

 

$

0.14 

 

$

0.48 

 

$

0.18 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

4,170,193 

 

 

4,054,146 

 

 

4,161,738 

 

 

4,042,307 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

4,229,378 

 

 

4,116,015 

 

 

4,239,169 

 

 

4,121,657 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine

 

 

Nine

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

January 31,

 

 

January 31,

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

2,033,832 

 

$

727,319 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

3,866,028 

 

 

3,718,753 

Stock-based compensation

 

502,918 

 

 

53,835 

Restricted stock expense

 

46,392 

 

 

42,431 

(Benefit from) provision for doubtful accounts

 

(86,844)

 

 

39,187 

(Benefit from) write-off for inventory obsolescence

 

(59,613)

 

 

75,279 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

513,469 

 

 

(32,795)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

352,384 

 

 

319,578 

Loss from disposal or sale of machinery and equipment

 

23,101 

 

 

51,896 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(1,251,748)

 

 

650,087 

Inventories

 

(820,854)

 

 

(14,993,106)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

(215,987)

 

 

(829,956)

Income taxes payable

 

210,221 

 

 

(435,397)

Trade accounts payable

 

3,467,186 

 

 

7,216,361 

Deferred rent

 

(121,830)

 

 

11,527 

Accrued expenses and wages

 

436,260 

 

 

(961,923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

8,894,915 

 

 

(4,346,924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of machinery and equipment

 

(1,897,449)

 

 

(3,383,619)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,897,449)

 

 

(3,383,619)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options

 

7,200 

 

 

42,121 

Proceeds from the sale of restricted stock

 

518,000 

 

 

 -

Proceeds from Employee stock purchases

 

43,244 

 

 

107,165 

Proceeds from tax benefit on stock options and awards

 

24,653 

 

 

 -

Proceeds under sale leaseback agreements

 

 -

 

 

1,102,317 

Payments of contingent consideration

 

(251,688)

 

 

(195,000)

Payments under capital lease and sale leaseback agreements

 

(991,890)

 

 

(727,677)

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Proceeds under building notes payable

 

 -

 

 

834,481 

Payments under building notes payable

 

(123,750)

 

 

(116,748)

Borrowings under lines of credit

 

177,239,643 

 

 

147,837,813 

Payments under lines of credit

 

(182,824,486)

 

 

(144,326,964)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(6,359,074)

 

 

4,557,508 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in cash

 

638,392 

 

 

(3,173,035)

Cash at beginning of period

 

2,868,217 

 

 

5,440,319 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of period

$

3,506,609 

 

$

2,267,284 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplementary disclosures of cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$

732,740 

 

$

756,618 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

650,393 

 

 

855,030 

Purchase of machinery and equipment financed

 

 

 

 

 

 under capital leases

 

1,308,865 

 

 

1,407,116 

Purchase of machinery and equipment financed

 

 

 

 

 

 under sale leaseback agreements

 

 -

 

 

1,102,317 

Financing of insurance policy

 

291,601 

 

 

292,989 

Conversion of accounts receivable into a notes receivable

 

887,531 

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

 

 

 

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 201 6

 

Note A - Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of SigmaTron International, Inc. (“SigmaTron”), SigmaTron’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Stan dard Components de Mexico S.A., Ab leM ex, S.A. de C.V., Digital Appliance Controls de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Spitfire Controls (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. , Spitfire Controls (Cayman) Co. Ltd. and wholly-owned foreign enterprise s Wujiang SigmaTron Electronics Co. , Ltd. and SigmaTron Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (“SigmaTron China”) and   internat ional procurement office SigmaTron Taiwan branch (collectively, the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.

 

Accordingly, the condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Operating results for the three   and nine   month period s ended January 31, 2016   are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected f or the year ending April 30, 201 6 .  For further information, refer to the condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 201 5 .

 

Note B - Inventories , net

 

The components of inventory consist of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31,

 

April 30,

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished products

$

26,908,085 

 

$

24,316,404 

Work-in-process

 

3,069,278 

 

 

2,966,846 

Raw materials

 

40,789,586 

 

 

42,662,845 

 

 

70,766,949 

 

 

69,946,095 

Less obsolescence reserve

 

1,216,773 

 

 

1,276,386 

 

$

69,550,176 

 

$

68,669,709 

 

 

 

 

 

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 201 6

 

Note C - Earnings Per Share

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

January 31,

 

January 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

218,728 

 

$

564,080 

 

$

2,033,832 

 

$

727,319 

Weighted-average shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

4,170,193 

 

 

4,054,146 

 

 

4,161,738 

 

 

4,042,307 

Effect of dilutive stock options

 

59,185 

 

 

61,869 

 

 

77,431 

 

 

79,350 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

4,229,378 

 

 

4,116,015 

 

 

4,239,169 

 

 

4,121,657 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

$

0.05 

 

$

0.14 

 

$

0.49 

 

$

0.18 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.05 

 

$

0.14 

 

$

0.48 

 

$

0.18 

 

Options to purchase 367,963 and 90,354 shares of common s tock were outstanding at January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.  There were 285,000 options granted during the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 and no opt ions were granted during the nine month period ended January 31, 2015 .  The Company recognized $84,665 and $4,559   in stock option expense for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.  The Company recognized $491,694 and $27,491 in stock option expense for the nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.  The balance of unrecognized compensation expense related to the Company’s stock option plans was $495,707 and $26,118   at January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.

 

On October 1, 2015, the Company issued 10,000 shares of restricted stock pursuant to the 2013 Non-Employee Director Restricted Stock Plan , which will fully vest on April 1, 2016 The Company recognized $34,700 and $46,392   in compensati on expense for the three and nine month periods ended January 31, 2016, respectively .  The balance of unrecognized compensation expense related to the Company’s restricted stock award was $23,008 at January 31, 2016 .

 

On October 1, 2014, the Company granted 1,750 shares to each non-employee director pursuant to the 2013 Non-Employee Director Restricted Stock Plan.  A total of 8,750 restricted shares were granted and the shares vested in six months from the date of grant.  The shares were fully vested by April 1, 2015 and thus, the Company recognized no compensation expense with respect to such shares for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2016.  The Company recognized $30,431 and 40,685 in compensation expense for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2015 , respectively .    

 

The Company implemented an employee stock purchase plan (“ESPP”) for all eligible employees on February 1, 2014. The ESPP reserved 500,000 shares of common stock for issuance to employees.  In addition, the number of shares of common stock reserved for issuance under the plan automatically increases on the first day of the Company’s fiscal years by 25,000 shares.  For the three months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 ,   1,612 and 4,591 shares, respectively, were issued under the ESPP.  The Company recorded $2,624 and $6,469   in compensation expense fo r the three months ended January 31 , 2016 and 20 15, respectively.  For the nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 ,   7,944   and

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 201 6

 

Note C - Earnings Per Share - Continued

 

14,220 shares, respectively, were issued under the ESPP.  The Company recorded $11,225 and $26,344 in compensation expense for the nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively. Durin g the three months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , the Company recorded $8,906 and $22,712 , respectively, to stockholders’ equity relating to purchases under the ESPP.  During the nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , the Company recorded $43,244   and $107,165 , respectively, to stockholders’ equity relating to purchases under the ESPP.

 

Note D - Long-term Debt

 

The Company has a senior secured credit facility with Wells Fargo, N.A. with a credit limit up to $30,000,000 .  The credit facility is collateralized by substantially all of the domestically located assets of the Company and the Company has pledged 65% of its equity ownership interest in some of its foreign entities.  The Company is required to be in compliance with several financial covenants.  The facility allows the Company to choose among interest rates at which it may borrow funds:  the bank fixed rate of two and one quarter percent plus one percent (effectively 3.25% at January 31 , 2016 ) or LIBOR plus two and one quarter percent (effectively 2.75% at January 31, 2016 ).  Interest is paid monthly.  Under the senior secured credit facility, the Company may borrow up to the lesser of (i) $30,000,000 or (ii) an amount equal to a percentage of the eligible receivable borrowing base plus a percentage of the inventory borrowing base (collectively, “Borrowing Base”), which cannot exceed 50% of combined elig ible receivables and inventory.  In January 2016, the senior credit facility was modified, including increasing the amount available under the Borrowing Base calculation and extending the term of the facility through October 31, 2018 .  As of January 31, 2016 , there was a $21,831,950   outstanding balance and $6,057,513   of unused availability under the credit facility agreement.  At January 31, 2016 , the Company was in compliance with its financial covenants.

 

On August 4, 2015 , the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Wujiang SigmaTron Electronics Co., Ltd entered into a credit facility with China Construction Bank.  Under the agreement the Company can borrow up to 5,000,000 Renminbi and the facility is collateralized by Wujiang SigmaTron Electronics Co.,Ltd.’s manufacturing building.  Interest is payable monthly and the facility bears a fixed interest rate of 6.67% .  The term on the facility extends to August 3, 2017 .  At January 31, 2016 , nothing was outstanding under the facility.

 

The Company entered into a mortgage agreement on January 8, 2010, in the amount of $2,500,000 , with Wells Fargo, N.A. to refinance the property that serves as the Company’s corporate headquarters and its Illinois manufacturing facility.  The Wells Fargo, N.A. note historically bore interest at a fixed rate of 6.42% per year and was amortized over a sixty month period.  A final payment of approximately $2,000,000 was due on or before January 8, 2015.  On November 24, 2014, the Company refinanced the mortgage agreement with Wells Fargo, N.A.  The note requires the Company to pay monthly principal payments in the amount of $9,500 , bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus two and one-quarter percent (effectively 2.75 % at January 31, 2016 ) and is payable over a sixty month period.  A final payment of approximately $2,289,500 is due on or before November 8, 2019 .  The outstanding balance as of January 31, 2016 was $ 2,717,000 .

 

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Note D - Long-term Debt - Continued

 

The Company entered into a mortgage agreement on October 24, 2013, in the amount of $1,275,000 , with Wells Fargo, N.A. to finance the property that serves as the Company’s engineering and design center in Elgin, Illinois.  The Wells Fargo, N.A. note requires the Company to pay monthly principal payments in the amount of $4,250, bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.5% per year and is payable over a sixty month period.  A final payment of approximately $1,030,000 is due on or before October 2018 .  The outstanding balance as of January 31, 2016 was $ 1,160,250 .  

 

Note E - Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill

 

There were no changes in the carrying amount of tax-deductible goodwill in the amount of $3,222,899 for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.

 

Other Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets subject to amortization are summarized as of January 31, 2016 as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining

 

Gross

 

 

 

 

Amortization

 

Carrying

 

Accumulated

 

Period (Years)

 

Amount

 

Amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets – Able

-

 

$

375,000 

 

$

375,000 

Customer relationships – Able

-

 

 

2,395,000 

 

 

2,395,000 

Spitfire:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-contractual customer relationships

11.3

 

 

4,690,000 

 

 

799,060 

Backlog

-

 

 

22,000 

 

 

22,000 

Trade names

16.3

 

 

980,000 

 

 

179,652 

Non-compete agreements

3.3

 

 

50,000 

 

 

26,180 

Patents

1.3

 

 

400,000 

 

 

293,348 

Total

 

 

$

8,912,000 

 

$

4,090,240 

 

 

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Note E - Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Continued

 

Intangible assets subject to amortization are summarized as of April 30, 2015, as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining

 

Gross

 

 

 

 

Amortization

 

Carrying

 

Accumulated

 

Period (Years)

 

Amount

 

Amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets – Able

-

 

$

375,000 

 

$

375,000 

Customer relationships – Able

-

 

 

2,395,000 

 

 

2,395,000 

Spitfire:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-contractual customer relationships

12.08

 

 

4,690,000 

 

 

548,781 

Backlog

-

 

 

22,000 

 

 

22,000 

Trade names

17.08

 

 

980,000 

 

 

142,905 

Non-compete agreements

4.08

 

 

50,000 

 

 

20,825 

Patents

2.08

 

 

400,000 

 

 

233,345 

Total

 

 

$

8,912,000 

 

$

3,737,856 

 

 

Estimated aggregate amortization expense for intangible assets, which become s fully amortized in 2032, for the remaining periods is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the remaining 3 months of the fiscal year ending April 30:

2016

 

$

118,515 

For the fiscal year ending April 30:

2017

 

 

490,010 

 

2018

 

 

435,043 

 

2019

 

 

423,721 

 

2020

 

 

411,406 

 

Thereafter

 

 

2,943,065 

 

 

 

$

4,821,760 

 

Amortization expense was $ 118,515   and $109,032   for the three months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.  Amortization expense was $ 352,384   and $ 319,578 for the nine month periods ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.

 

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Note E - Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Continued

 

In conjunction with the May 2012 acquisition of Spitfire, the estimate of the fair value of the contingent consideration, $2,320,000, was based on expected operating results through fiscal 2019 and the specific terms of when such consideration would be earned.  Those terms provide for additional consideration to be paid based on a percentage of sales and pre-tax profits over those years in excess of certain minimums.  Payments are made quarterly each year and adjusted after each year-end audit.  The Company made one payment in the quarter ended January 31, 2016 in the amount of $110,112 The Company made one payment in the quarter ended October 31, 2015 in the amount of $102,662 .  The Company made one payment in the quarter ended July 31, 2015 in the amount of $38,914 .  As of January 31, 2016 , the Company had not materially changed its estimated aggregate consideration expected to be earned under this arrangement.  Any change in the Company’s estimate are reflected as a change in the contingent consideration liability and as additional charges or credits to selling and administrative expenses.  As of January 31, 2016 , the contingent consideration liability was $ 1,247,297 .

 

Note F - Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company has been involved in an on-going employment-related lawsuit since October, 2011.  O n September 17, 2015, the court awarded the plaintiff an additional $74,478 based on the plaintiff’s Claim for Equitable Relief. Including the equitable relief award, the judgment against the Company is currently $374,478 . In connection with the grant of equitable relief to the plaintiff, the court denied the Company’s motion for sanctions. As of October 31, 201 5 , the Company ha d accrued an additional $75,000 in recognition of the court’s award of equitable relief to plaintiff. As a result, as of January 31, 2016 , the Company’s total accrual for this matter is $375,000 .  On October 16, 2015, the Company appealed the judgment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

From time to time the Company is involved in legal proceedings, claims or investigations that are incidental to the conduct of the Company’s business.  In future periods, the Company could be subjected to cash cost or non-cash charges to earnings if any of these matters is resolved on unfavorable terms.  However, although the ultimate outcome of any legal matter cannot be predicted with certainty, based on present information, including management’s assessment of the merits of any particular claim, the Company does not expect that these legal proceedings or claims will have any material adverse impact on its future consolidated financial position or results of operations.

 

Note G - Critical Accounting Policies

 

Management Estimates and Uncertainties - The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Significant estimates made in preparing the consolidated financial statements include depreciation and amortization periods, the allowance for doubtful accounts, reserves for inventory and valuation of long-lived assets.  Actual results could materially differ from these estimates.

 

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Note G - Critical Accounting Policies - Continued

 

Revenue Recognition - Revenues from sales of the Company’s electronic manufacturing services business are recognized when the finished good product is shipped to the customer.  In general, and except for consignment inventory, it is the Company’s policy to recognize revenue and related costs when the finished goods have been shipped from our facilities, which is also the same point that title passes under the terms of the purchase order.  Finished goods inventory which is on consignment for certain customers is shipped from the Company to an independent warehouse for storage or shipped directly to the customer and stored in a segregated part of the customer’s own facility.  Upon the customer’s request for finished goods inventory, the inventory is shipped to the customer if the inventory was stored off-site, or transferred from the segregated part of the customer’s facility for consumption or use by the customer.  The Company recognizes revenue upon such shipment or transfer.  The Company does not earn a fee for such arrangements.  The Company from time to time may ship finished goods from its facilities, which is also the same point that title passes under the terms of the purchase order, and invoice the customer at the end of the calendar month.  This is done only in special circumstances to accommodate a specific customer.  Further, from time to time customers request the Company hold finished goods after they have been invoiced to consolidate finished goods for shipping purposes.  The Company generally provides a 90 day warranty for workmanship only, except for products with proprietary designs and does not have any   installation, acceptance or sales incentives (although the Company has negotiated longer warranty terms in certain instances).  The Company assembles and tests assemblies based on customers’ specifications.  Historically, the amount of returns for workmanship issues has been de minimis under the Company’s standard or extended warranties.

 

Inventories - Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market.  Cost is determined by an average cost method and the Company allocates labor and overhead to work-in-process and finished goods.  In the event of an inventory write-down, the Company records expense to state the inventory at lower of cost or market.  The Company establishes inventory reserves for valuation, shrinkage, and excess and obsolete inventory.  The Company records provisions for inventory shrinkage based on historical experience to account for unmeasured usage or loss.  Actual results differing from these estimates could significantly affect the Company’s inventories and cost of products sold.  The Company records provisions for excess and obsolete inventories for the difference between the cost of inventory and its estimated realizable value based on assumptions about future product demand and market conditions.  Actual product demand or market conditions could be different than that projected by management.

 

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Note G - Critical Accounting Policies - Continued

 

Goodwill - Goodwill represents the purchase price in excess of the fair value of assets acquired in business combinations.  The Company assesses goodwill for impairment at least annually in the absence of an indicator of possible impairment and immediately upon an indicator of possible impairment.  The Company is permitted the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events and circumstances indicates that it is more likely than not that the fair value of any reporting unit is less than its corresponding carrying value.  If, after assessing the totality of events and circumstances, the Company concludes that it is not more likely than not that the fair value of any reporting unit is less than its corresponding carrying value, then the Company is not required to take further action.  However, if the Company concludes otherwise, then it is required to perform a quantitative impairment test, including computing the fair value of the reporting unit and comparing that value to its carrying value.  If the fair value is less than its carrying value, a second step of the test is required to determine if recorded goodwill is impaired.  The Company also has the option to bypass the qualitative assessment for goodwill in any period and proceed directly to performing the quantitative impairment test.  The Company will be able to resume performing the qualitative assessment in any subsequent period.  The Company performed its annual goodwill impairment test as of February 1, 2015 and determined that no impairment existed as of that date.  There have been no indicators of possible impairm ent during the nine months ended January 31, 2016 .

 

Intangible Assets - Intangible assets are comprised of finite life intangible assets including patents, trade names, backlog, non-compete agreements, and customer relationships.  Finite life intangible assets are amortized on a straight line or accelerated basis over their estimated useful lives of five years for patents, 20 years for trade names, 1 year for backlog, 7 years for non-compete agreements and 15 years for customer relationships.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets - The Company reviews long-lived assets, including amortizable intangible assets, for impairment.  Property, machinery and equipment and finite life intangible assets are reviewed whenever events or changes in circumstances occur that indicate possible impairment.  If events or changes in circumstances occur that indicate possible impairment, the Company’s impairment review is based on an undiscounted cash flow analysis at the lowest level at which cash flows of the long-lived assets are largely independent of other groups of its assets and liabilities.  This analysis requires management judgment with respect to changes in technology, the continued success of product lines, and future volume, revenue and expense growth rates.  The Company conducts annual reviews for idle and underutilized equipment, and reviews business plans for possible impairment.  Impairment occurs when the carrying value of the assets exceeds the future undiscounted cash flows expected to be earned by the use of the asset group.  When impairment is indicated, the estimated future cash flows are then discounted to determine the estimated fair value of the asset or asset group and an impairment charge is recorded for the difference between the carrying value and the estimated fair value.  As of January 31, 201 6 , there were no indicators of possible impairment of long-lived assets.

 

Income Tax - The Company’s income tax expense, deferred tax assets and liabilities and reserves for unrecognized tax benefits reflect management’s best assessment of estimated future taxes to be paid.  The Company is subject to income taxes in both the U.S. and several foreign jurisdictions.  Significant judgments and estimates by management are required in determining the consolidated income tax expense assessment.

 

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Note G - Critical Accounting Policies - Continued

 

Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities, and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that are expected to be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse.  In evaluating the Company’s ability to recover its deferred tax assets within the jurisdiction from which they arise, the Company considers all available positive and negative evidence, including scheduled reversals of deferred tax liabilities, projected future taxable income, tax planning strategies and recent financial operations.  In projecting future taxable income, the Company begins with historical results and changes in accounting policies, and incorporates assumptions including the amount of future state, federal and foreign pre-tax operating income, the reversal of temporary differences, and the implementation of feasible and prudent tax planning strategies.  These assumptions require significant judgment and estimates by management about the forecasts of future taxable income and are consistent with the plans and estimates the Company uses to manage the underlying businesses.  In evaluating the objective evidence that historical results provide, the Company considers three years of cumulative operating income and/or loss.  Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred income tax assets to an amount more likely than not to be realized.

 

The calculation of the Company’s tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax laws and regulations in a multitude of jurisdictions across its global operations.  Changes in tax laws and rates could also affect recorded deferred tax assets and liabilities in the future.  Management is not aware of any such changes that would have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations, cash flows or financial position.

 

A tax benefit from an uncertain tax position may only be recognized when it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination, including resolutions of any related appeals or litigation processes, based on the technical merits.

 

The Company adjusts its tax liabilities when its judgment changes as a result of the evaluation of new information not previously available.  Due to the complexity of some of these uncertainties, the ultimate resolution may result in a payment that is materially different from its current estimate of the tax liabilities.  These differences will be reflected as increases or decreases to income tax expense in the period in which they are determined.

 

Reclassifications - Certain reclassifications have been made to the previously reported 2015 financial statements to conform to the 2016 presentation.     During the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Company began presenting all deferred tax assets and liabilities as noncurrent on its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as a result of adopting ASU No. 2015-17 as discussed in Note G .

 

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Note G - Critical Accounting Policies - Continued

 

New Accounting Standards:

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers."  This ASU is a comprehensive new revenue recognition model that requires a company to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to a customer at an amount that reflects the consideration it expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. This ASU is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is not permitted.  Accordingly, the Company will adopt this ASU on May 1, 2018.  Companies may use either a full retrospective or modified retrospective approach to adopt this ASU and the Company is currently evaluating which transition approach to use and the full impact this ASU will have on the Company’s future consolidated financial statements.

 

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40) .  The amendments in this ASU provide guidance about management’s responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures.  An entity’s management should evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued (or are available to be issued, when applicable).  ASU 2014-15 is effective for the Company beginning with the annual reporting for fiscal 2016, and reports for interim and annual periods thereafter.  Early adoption is permitted. The Company elected early adoption of this ASU and it did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015- 03, “Interest — Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30) — Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs.” ASU No. 2015-03 simplifies the presentation of debt issuance costs by requiring that these costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the statement of financial condition as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of that liability. ASU No. 2015-03 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within that reporting period.  ASU No. 2015-03 is required to be applied retrospectively to all periods presented beginning in the year of adoption.  The Company does not expect the impact of adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330): Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory .  ASU No. 2015-11 requires an entity that determines the cost of inventory by methods other than last-in, first-out (LIFO) and the retail inventory method (RIM) to measure inventory at the lower of cost and net realizable value.  Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal and transportation. This amendment applies to all inventory that is measured using the average costs or first-in first-out (FIFO) methods. This supersedes prior guidance which allowed entities to measure inventory at the lower of cost or market, where market could be replacement cost, net realizable value or net realizable value less an approximately normal profit margin.  ASU No. 2015-11 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2016.  Prospective application is required.  Early application is permitted as of the beginning of the interim or annual reporting period.  The Company does not expect the impact of the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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Note G - Critical Accounting Policies - Continued

 

In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-15, Interest – Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements .  ASU No. 2015-15 clarifies the guidance in ASU No. 2015-03 (discussed above) regarding presentation and subsequent measurement of debt issuance costs related to line-of-credit arrangements. ASU No. 2015-03 requires an entity to present debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. While ASU No. 2015-03 addresses costs related to term debt, ASU No. 2015-15 provides clarification regarding costs to secure revolving lines of credit and indicates that the SEC staff would not object to an entity deferring and presenting costs associated with line-of-credit arrangements as an asset and subsequently amortizing the deferred debt issuance costs ratably over the term of the line-of-credit arrangement, regardless of whether there are any outstanding borrowings on the line-of-credit arrangement. The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected by the amendments in these updates. The provisions of this ASU are effective for fiscal years,

and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2015, although early adoption is permitted. When adopted, this guidance must be applied on a retrospective basis.  The Company does not expect the impact of the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes .  ASU No. 2015-17 requires entities to classify deferred tax liabilities and assets as noncurrent in a classified statement of financial position.  ASU No. 2015-17 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods.  This update may be applied either prospectively to all deferred tax liabilities and assets or retrospectively to all periods presented.  Early application is permitted as of the beginning of the interim or annual reporting period.  The Company   elected to early adopt ASU 2015-17 during its third quarter of fiscal year 2016 on a retrospective basis.  Accordingly, it reclassified the current deferred taxes to noncurrent on the April 30, 2015 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, which increased noncurrent deferred tax assets by $365,935 and decreased noncurrent deferred tax liabilities by $1,813,244 .

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016- 02 ,   Leases . The new standard establishes a right-of-use (ROU) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement.  The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. A modified retrospective transition approach is required   for capital leases and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available.  Whil e the Company is still evaluating the impact of its pending adoption of the new standard on its consolidated financial statements, the Company expect s that upon adoption it will recognize ROU assets and lease liabilities and that the amounts could be material.

 

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Note H - Related Parties

 

In March, 2015, two of the Company’s executive officers invested in a start-up customer.  The executive officers’ investment constitute less than 2% (individually and in aggregate) of the outstanding beneficial ownership of customer, according to information provided by the customer to the executive officers.  As of January 29, 2016, the Company had an outstanding account receivable from that customer of approximately $888,000 and inventory on hand related to this customer of approximately $1,700,000 .  The sales have not been material with this customer for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2016 .

 

On January 29, 2016, the Company entered into a memorandum of understanding with this customer.  Under the ensuing agreement, effective January 29, 2016, the account receivable of approximately $ 888,000 was converted into a short-term promissory note.  The promissory note bears interest at the rate of 8 % per annum, payable at the maturity of the promissory note.  The promissory note matures at the earlier of October 31, 2016 , within 10 days after the customer obtains certain equity financing, or at the closing of a sale of substantially all of the customer’s stock or assets.  As additional consideration, the Company received warrants under the agreement.  The warrants are ten years in duration and may be exercised at an exercised price of $0.01 per share and for a number of shares determined pursuant to the warrant, expected to be, at a minimum, approximately 1 % of the customer’s then – outstanding equity securities.  The Company believes the warrants have nil value.  Further, the Company has been granted a security interest in the customer’s accounts receivable and authority to access and be a signatory on the customer’s deposit accounts.

 

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

 

In addition to historical financial information, this discussion of the business of SigmaTron International, Inc. (“SigmaTron”), its wholly-owned subsidiaries Standard Components de Mexico S.A., AbleMex, S.A. de C.V., Digital Appliance Controls de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Spitfire Controls (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., Spitfire Controls (Cayman) Co. Ltd., wholly-owned foreign enterprises Wujiang SigmaTron Electronics Co., Ltd. and SigmaTron Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (collectively, “SigmaTron China”) and international procurement office SigmaTron Taiwan branch (collectively, the “Company”) and other Items in this Quarterly Report on Form 10- Q contain forward-looking statements concerning the Company’s business or results of operations.  Words such as “continue,” “anticipate,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the Company.  Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company’s plans, actions and actual results could differ materially.  Such statements should be evaluated in the context of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business including, but not necessarily limited to, the Company’s continued dependence on certain significant customers; the continued market acceptance of products and services offered by the Company and its customers; pricing pressures from the Company’s customers, suppliers and the market; the activities of competitors, some of which may have greater financial or other resources than the Company; the variability of the Company’s operating results; the results of long-lived assets and goodwill impairment testing; the variability of the Company’s customers’ requirements; the availability and cost of necessary components and materials; the ability of the Company and its customers to keep current with technological changes within its industries; regulatory compliance, including conflict minerals; the continued availability and sufficiency of the Company’s credit arrangements; changes in U.S., Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese or Taiwanese regulations affecting the Company’s business; the turmoil in the global economy and financial markets; the stability of the U.S., Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese and Taiwanese economic,

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labor and political systems and conditions; currency exchange fluctuations; and the ability of the Company to manage   growth.  These and other factors which may affect the Company’s future business and results of operations are identified throughout the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, a nd as risk factors, and may be detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These statements speak as of the date of such filings, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements in light of future events or otherwise unless otherwise required by law.

 

Overview:

 

The Company operates in one business segment as an independent provider of electronic manufacturing services , which includes printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled (box-build) electronic products.  In connection with the production of assembled products, the Company also provides services to its customers, including (1) automatic and manual assembly and testing of products; (2) material sourcing and procurement; (3) manufacturing and test engineering support; (4) design services; (5) warehousing and distribution services; and (6) assistance in obtaining product approval from governmental and other regulatory bodies.  The Company provides these manufacturing services through an international network of facilities located in the United States, Mexico, China, Vietnam and Taiwan .

 

The Company relies on numerous third-party suppliers for components used in the Company’s production process.  Certain of these components are available only from single-sources or a limited number of suppliers.  In addition, a customer’s specifications may require the Company to obtain components from a single-source or a small number of suppliers.  The loss of any such suppliers could have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations.  Further, the Company could operate at a cost disadvantage compared to competitors who have greater direct buying power with suppliers.  The Company does not enter into long-term purchase agreements with major or single-source suppliers.  The Company believes that short-term purchase orders with its suppliers provides flexibility, given that the Company’s orders are based on the changing needs of its customers.

 

Sales can be a misleading indicator of the Company’s financial performance.  Sales levels can vary considerably among customers and products depending on the t ype of services (consignment versus turnkey) rendered by the Company and the demand by customers.  Consignment orders require the Company to perform manufacturing services on components and other materials supplied by a customer, and the Company charges only for its labor, overhead and manufacturing costs, plus a profit.  In the case of turnkey orders, the Company provides, in addition to manufacturing services, the components and other materials used in assembly.  Turnkey contracts, in general, have a higher dollar volume of sales   for each given assembly, owing to inclusion of the cost of components and other materials in net sales and cost of goods sold . Variations in the number of turnkey orders compared to consignment orders can lead to fluctuations in the Company’s revenue and gross margin levels.  Consignment orders accounted for less than 5% of the Company’s revenues for the three and nine   month periods ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.

 

Sales for the quarter ended January 31, 2016 were $59,206,344 , down approximately 15% from the previous quarter. The Company does have a modest amount of seasonality, as the third fiscal quarter covers both the December holidays and Lunar New Year. However, the Company believes this downward trend is more than seasonality and is a reflection of a slowing economy. The Company has not lost any customers. Orders for new customers and new projects with current customers are continuing to move forward, but overall demand across all markets the Company serves is generally softer than anticipated. The Company does not believe this is an indication of a mid-term or long-term

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trend. The Company will continue to manage its operations conservatively during the short term softness and volatility.

 

Results of Operations:

 

Net Sales

 

Net sales increased for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 to $ 59,206,344   from $53,702,613   for the three month period ended January 31, 2015 Sales volume increased for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 as compared to the prior year in the industrial electronics, consumer electronics, fitness, gaming, appliance and medical/life sciences marketplaces.     During the three month period ended January 21, 2016 , sales in the telecommunications and semiconductor equipment marketplaces decreased compared to the same period in the prior year.  Net sales increased for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 to $193,150,783 from $170,183,609 for the same period in the prior fiscal year.  Sales volume increased in the industrial electronics, fitness, gaming, appliance, medical/life sciences and semiconductor equipment marketplaces for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to the same period in the prior year.  Sales decreased in the consumer electronics and telecommunications marketplaces for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase in sales was primarily driven by new programs with existing and new customers.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit dollars increased during the three month period ended January 31, 2016   to $ 5,708,096 or   9.6% of net sales compared to $ 5,695,365 or 10.6 % of net sales for the same period in the prior fiscal year.  Gross profit as a percent of sales for the 3 month period ended January 31, 2016 decreased due to decreased sales volume compared to the same period in the prior year.  Gr oss profit dollars increased for the nine month period ended   January 31, 20 16 to $ 19,535,383 or 10.1 % of net sales compared to $ 16,255,566 or 9.6 % of net sales for the same period in the prior fiscal year.  The increase in gross profit dollars for the three and nine month period s ended January 31, 2016 was primarily the result of increased sales and a more favorable mix resulting from increased sales in most marketplaces.

 

Selling and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling and administrative expenses increased to $ 5,120,848 or 8.6 % of net sales for t he three month period ended January 31, 206 5 compared to $ 4,907,243 or 9.1 % of net sales for the same period in the prior fiscal year.  The net increase in selling and administrative expenses for the three m onth period ended January 31, 2016 was approximately $ 214,000 General insurance, professional accounting fees, office salaries, travel and advertising expenses increased   by   approximately $210,000 for the three month period ended January 31, 2016.  The increase in the foregoing selling and administrative expenses was partially offset by a decrease in legal fees .  Selling and administr ative expenses increased to $ 15,700,276 or 8.1 % of net sales for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to $ 14,269,255 or 8.4 % of net sales for the same period i n the prior fiscal year.  The in crease for the nine month period ended January 31, 2 016 was primarily from in creases in professional accounting fees , amortization ex pense , other general and administrative expense s and bonus expense.  The in crease in the foregoing selling and administrative expenses was partially offset by a de crease in legal fees and miscellaneous taxes .

 

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Interest Expense

 

Interest expense de creased to $ 250,313 for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to $ 262,163 for the same pe riod in the prior fiscal year.  Interest expense for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 was $ 764,600   compared to $ 797,226 for the same period in the prior fiscal year.  The de crease in int erest expense for the three and nine month period s ended January 31, 2016 was due to a   decrease in long-term debt Interest expense for future quarters may fluctuate depending on interest rates and borrowings levels.

 

Taxes  

 

The income tax expense was $ 158,871 for the three month s period ended January   31, 2016 compar ed to an income tax benefit of $1,957 for the same period in the prior fiscal year.     The increase in income tax expense for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year is the result of higher pretax income recognized in the U.S . versus foreign jurisdictions The Company recognized higher pre-tax income in the U.S. consistent with the filing of an application for an Advanced Pricing Agreement with the Mexican tax authorities in December 2015 effective for fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 2016 and ending with fiscal year 2019.  The Company’s effective tax rate was 42.07 % and   (0.35%) for the quarters ended January 31, 2016 and 2015 , respectively.  The effective tax rate is higher for the quarter ended January 31, 2016 than the quarter ended January 31, 2015 because more pretax income was recognized in the U.S. for the period ended January 31, 2016, as mentioned above The income tax expense was $ 1,163,126 for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to income tax expense of $ 573,624 for the same period in the prior year. 

 

Net Income  

 

Net income de creased to $ 218,728   for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to net income of $ 564,080 for the same period in the prior fiscal year.     Net income increased to $2,033,832 for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016 compared to net income of $ 727,319 for the same period in the prior fiscal year.     Basic and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2016   wer e    $ 0.05 ,   compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.14   for the same pe riod in the prior fiscal year.  Basic and diluted earnings per share for the nine month period ended January 31, 2016   wer e  $ 0. 49 and $ 0. 48 respectively, compared to both basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.18   for the same pe riod in the prior fiscal year.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources:

 

Operating Activities.

 

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $ 8,894,915 for the nine months ended January 31, 2016 During the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, cash flow provided by operating activities was primarily the result of an increase in accounts payable of $3 , 467,186, the result of increased net income and the non-cash effects of depreciation and amortization.  The in crease in accounts payable was the result of timing of payments to vendors in the ordinary course of business .

 

Cash flow used in operating activities was $ 4,346,924 for the nine months ended January   31, 2015. During the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 , cash flow used in operating activities was primarily the result of increased inventories of $ 14,993,106 , due to a slower demand for product than forecasted ,   the startup of new customer programs during the period and the West Coast longshoremen work strike .  Net cash used in operating activities was partially offset by an increase in trade accounts payable of

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$ 7,216,361 , and the result of net income and the non-cash effects of depreciation and amortization.  The increase in accounts payable   resulted without any changes to payments to vendors in the ordinary course of business.

 

Investing Activities .

 

During the nine months ended January 31, 2016 , the Company purchased $ 1,897,449   in machinery and equipment to be used in the ordinary course of business.  The Company has received forecasts from current customers for increased business that would require additional investment in capital equipment and facilities.  To the extent that these forecasts come to fruition, the Company anticipates that it will make additional machinery and equipment purchases in fiscal year 2016 in the amount of $ 500,000 The Company anticipates purchases will be funded by lease transactions, its senior secured credit facility or raising capital from other sources .

 

During th e   nine months ended January 3 1, 2015 ,   the Company purchased $ 3,383,619 in machinery and equipment to be used in the ordinary course of business.  The Company made additional machinery and equipment purchases of $ 1,41 8 , 770 during the balance of fiscal year 2015.

 

Financing Activities.

 

Cash used in financing activities was $ 6,359,074   for the nine months ended January   31, 201 6 Cash used   in   financing activities was primarily the result of payments under the line of credit in excess of borrowings   as well as payments under capital leases.

 

Cash provided by financing activities was $ 4,557,508 for the nine months ended January 31, 2015 .

Cash provided by financing activities was primarily the result of increased borrowings under the line of credit, sales leaseback transactions for machinery and equipment and refinancing the mortgage agreement of the Company’s corporate headquarters and Illinois manufacturing facility.

 

Financing Summary .

 

The Company has a senior secured credit facility with Wells Fargo, N.A. with a credit limit up to $30,000,000 .  The credit facility is collateralized by substantially all of the domestically located assets of the Company and the Company has pledged 65% of its equity ownership interest in some of its foreign entities.  The Company is required to be in compliance with several financial covenants.  The facility allows the Company to choose among interest rates at which it may borrow funds:  the bank fixed rate of two and one quarter percent plus one percent (effectively 3.25 % at January 31 , 2016 ) or LIBOR plus two and one quarter percent (effectively 2.75 % at January 31, 2016 ).  Interest is paid monthly.  Under the senior secured credit facility, the Company may borrow up to the lesser of (i) $30,000,000 or (ii) an amount equal to a percentage of the eligible receivable borrowing base plus a percentage of the inventory borrowing base (collectively, “Borrowing Base”), which cannot exceed 50% of combined elig ible receivables and inventory.     In January 2016 , the senior credit facility was modified, including increasing the amount available under the Borrowing Base calculation and extending the term of the facility   through October 31, 2018.  As of January 31, 2016 , there was a $ 21,831,950   outstanding balance and $ 6,057,513   of unused availability under the credit facility agreement.  At January 31, 2016 , the Company was in compliance with its financial covenants.

 

On August 4, 2015, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Wujiang SigmaTron Electronics Co., Ltd entered into a credit facility with China Construction Bank.  Under the agreement the Company can borrow up to 5,000,000 Renminbi and the facility is collateralized by Wujiang SigmaTron Electronics Co.,Ltd.’s manufacturing building.  Interest is payable monthly and the facility bears a

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fixed interest rate of 6.67% .  The term on the facility extends to August 3, 2017 .  At January 31, 2016, nothing was outstanding under the facility.

 

The Company entered into a mortgage agreement on January 8, 2010, in the amount of $2,500,000 , with Wells Fargo, N.A. to refinance the property that serves as the Company’s corporate headquarters and its Illinois manufacturing facility.  The Wells Fargo, N.A. note historically bore interest at a fixed rate of 6.42% per year and was amortized over a sixty month period.  A final payment of approximately $2,000,000 was due on or before January 8, 2015.  On November 24, 2014, the Company refinanced the mortgage agreement with Wells Fargo, N.A.  The note requires the Company to pay monthly principal payments in the amount of $9,500 , bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus two and one-quarter percent (effectively 2.75 % at January 31, 2016 ) and is payable over a sixty month period.  A final payment of approximately $2,289,500 is due on or before November 8, 2019 .  The outstanding balance as of January 31, 2016 was $ 2,717,000 .

 

The Company entered into a mortgage agreement on October 24, 2013, in the amount of $1,275,000 , with Wells Fargo, N.A. to finance the property that serves as the Company’s engineering and design center in Elgin, Illinois.  The Wells Fargo, N.A. note requires the Company to pay monthly principal payments in the amount of $4,250, bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.5% per year and is payable over a sixty month period.  A final payment of approximately $1,030,000 is due on or before October 2018 .  The outstanding balance as of January 31, 2016 was $ 1,160,250 .  

 

O n August 20, 2010 and October 26, 2010, the Company entered into two capital leasing transactions (a lease finance agreement and a sale leaseback agreement) with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., to purchase equipment totaling $1,1 4 0,582.  The term of the lease finance agreement, with an initial principal amount of $315,252, extends to September 2016 with monthly payments of $4,973 and a fixed interest rate of 4.28%.  The term of the sale leaseback agreement, with an initial principal payment amount of $8 2 5,330, extends to August 2016 with monthly payments of $13,207 and a fixed interest rate of 4.36%.  At January 31 , 201 6 ,   $ 43,946   and $ 91,079   was outstanding under the lease finance and sale leaseback agreements, respectively.  The net book value at January 31 , 201 6 of the equipment under the lease finance agreement and sale leaseback agreement was $ 175,139   and $ 430 , 222 respectively.

 

I n November 2010, the Company entered into a capital lease with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., to purchase equipment totaling $226,216.  The term of the lease agreement extends to October 2016 with monthly payments of $3,627 and a fixed interest rate of 4.99%.  At January 31 , 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the capital lease agreement was $ 35,455 .  The net book value of the equipment under this lease at January 31, 201 6 was $ 126,538 .

 

On October 3, 2013, the Company entered into two capital leases (sale leaseback agreements) with Associated Bank, National Association in the amount of $2,281,355 to finance equipment purchased in June 2012.  The term of the first agreement, with an initial principal amount of $2,201,637, extends to September 2018 with monthly payments of $40,173 and a fixed interest rate of 3.75%.  The term of the second agreement, with an initial principal payment amount of $79,717, extends to September 2018 with monthly payments of $1,455 and a fixed interest rate of 3.75%.  At January 31, 2016 , $1, 221,537 and $ 44,229 was outstanding under the first and second agreements, respectiv ely.  The net book value at January 31, 2016 of the equipment under each of t he two agreements was $ 1,598,818   and $ 56,466 .

 

On March 6, 2014, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with CIT Finance LLC to purchase equipment in the amount of $589,082.  The term of the lease extends to March 2019 with monthly payments of $10,44 1 and a fixed interest rate of 5.65%.  At January  3 1, 2016 , the balance

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outstanding under the capital lease agreement was $ 411,792 .  The net book value of the equipment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 487,430 .

 

On May 7 , 2014, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with CIT Finance LLC to purchase equipment in the amount of $108,971.  The term of the lease extends to May 2019 with monthly payments of $1,931 and a fixed interest rate of 5.65%.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the capital lease was $ 79,298 .  The net book value of the equipment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 93,079 .

 

On August   1 , 2014, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with CIT Finance LLC to purchase equipment in the amount of $ 609 , 179 .  The term of the lease extends to July 2019 with monthly payments of $1 0 , 797 and a fixed interest rate of 5.65%.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the capital lease was $ 460,598 .  The net book value of the equipment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 528,801 .

 

On September 22, 2014, the Company entered into a sale leaseback agreement with Associated Bank, National Association in the amount of $664,676 to finance equipment purchases.  The term of lease extends to August 2019 with monthly payments of $12,163 and a fixed interest rate of 3. 87 %.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstand ing under the lease was $ 487,625 . The net book value of the equi pment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6  w as $ 525,525 .  

 

On September 22, 2014, the Company entered into a sale leaseback agreement with Associated Bank, National Association in the amount of $437,641 to finance equipment purchases.  The term of lease extends to August 2019 with monthly payments of $8,008 and a fixed interest rate of 3. 87 %.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstand ing under the lease was $ 321,066 . The net book value of the equipment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 368,516 .

 

On September 22, 2014, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with Associated Bank, National Association in the amount of $106,346 to finance equipment purchases.  The term of lease extends to August 2019 with monthly payments of $1,947 and a fixed interest rate of 3. 89 %.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the lease was $ 78,028 . The net book value of the equi pment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 93,053 .

 

On October 27, 2014, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with CIT Finance LLC to purchase equipment in the amount of $501,590.  The term of lease extends to October 2019 with monthly payments of $8,890 and a fixed interest rate of 5 . 65 %.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the lease was $ 400,366 . The net book value of the equi pment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 439,110 .

 

On January 16, 2015, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with Associated Bank, National Association in the amount of $81,030 to finance equipment purchases.  The term of lease extends to December 2019 with monthly payments of $1,487 and a fixed interest rate of 4 . 01 %.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the lease was $ 64,607 . The net book value of the equi pment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 72,589 .

 

On June 2 , 2015, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with CIT Finance LLC to purchase equipment in the amount of $703,229.  The term of lease extends to July 2020 with monthly payments of $12,764 and a fixed interest rate of 6.5 %.  At January 31, 201 6 , the balance outstanding under the lease was $ 639,514 . The net book value of the equi pment under the lease as of January 31, 201 6 was $ 659,277 .

 

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On December 22, 2015, the Company entered into a capital lease agreement with Associated Bank, National Association in the amount of $605,636 to finance equipment purchases.  The term of lease extends to November 2020 with monthly payments of $11,154 and a fixed interest rate of 4 . 14 %.  At January 31, 2016, the balance outstanding under the lease was $ 585,380. The net book value of the equipment under the lease as of January 31, 2016 was $ 596,727 .

 

In September 2010, the Company entered into a real estate lease agreement in Union City, CA, to rent 116,993 square feet of manufacturing and office space.  Under the terms of the lease agreement, the Company receives incentives over the life of the lease, which extends through March 2021.  The amount of the deferred rent income recorded for the three and nine month periods ended January 31, 201 6 was $ 12,285 and $ 36,854 , respectively In addition, the landlord provided the Company tenant incentives of $418,000, which are being amortized over the life of the lease.

 

O n May 31, 2012, the Company entered into a lease agreement in Tijuana, MX, to rent 112,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.  Under the terms of the lease agreement, the Company receives incentives over the life of the lease, which extends through November 2018.  The amount of the deferred rent income for the three and nine   month period s ended January 31, 201 6 was $ 29,774 and $ 84,977 , respectively .

 

In September 2015, the Company entered into a real estate lease agreement in San Diego, CA, to rent 30,240 square feet of manufacturing space.  The term of lease extends to August 2016 with monthly payments of $17,539.

 

The Company provides funds for salaries, wages, overhead and capital expenditure items as necessary to operate its wholly-owned Mexican, Vietnam and Chinese subsidiaries and the Taiwan international procurement office.  The Company provides funding, as needed, in U.S. dollars, which are exchanged for Pesos, Dong, Renminbi, and New Taiwan dollars The fluctuation of currencies from time to time, without an equal or greater increase in inflation, could have a material impact on the financial results of the Company.     The impact of currency fluctuation for the nine month period ended January 31 , 201 6   resulted in a foreign currenc y   loss of $ 64,734 com pared to a foreign currency gain of approximately $ 74,084 for the same period in the prior year During the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, the Company’s U.S. operations paid approximately $ 40, 230 , 000   to its foreign subsidiaries for services provided.

 

The Company has not recorded U.S. income taxes on the undistributed earnings of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries.  The earnings of the foreign subsidiaries have been, and under fiscal April 30, 2016 plans, will continue to be indefinitely reinvested, and as a result, no deferred tax liability was recorded at April 30, 2015 .  The cumulative amount of unremitted earnings for which U.S. income taxes h ave not been recorded is $ 12,267,000   as of January 31, 201 6 .  The amount of U.S. income taxes on these earnings is impractical to compute due to the complexities of the hypothetical calculation.

 

The Company anticipates that its credit facilities, cash flow from operations and leasing resources are adequate to meet its working capital requirements and capital expenditures for fiscal year 2016 at the Company’s current level of business.  The Company has received forecasts from current customers for increased business that would require additional investment in inventory. To the extent that these forecasts come to fruition, the Company intends to meet any increased capital requirements by raising capital from other sources of debt or equity.  The Company selected an investment banker for the purpose of completing a capital raise.  In the second fiscal quarter of 2016 , the Company entered into a conditional term sheet agreement for a 60-month credit facility of up to $15,000,000 and subsequently

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terminated that agreement.  If a capital raise is not completed, the Company has determined that it might be required to repatriate from offshore cash and fiscal 2016 foreign earnings, to meet certain domestic funding needs , but does not anticipate needing to repatriate prior earni ngs based on current forecasts.

 

In addition, in the event the Company desires to expand its operations, its business grows more rapidly than expected, the current economic climate deteriorates, customers delay payments, or the Company desires to consummate an acquisition, additional financing resources may be necessary in the current or future fiscal years.  There is no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain equity o r debt financing at acceptable terms, or at all, in the future.  There is no assurance that the Company will be able to retain or renew its credit agreements in the future, or that any retention or renewal will be on the same terms as currently exist.

 

The impact of inflation on the Company’s net sales, revenues and incomes from continuing operations for the past fiscal years has been minimal.

 

Off-balance Sheet Transactions:

 

The Company has no off-balance sheet transactions.

 

Tabular Disclosure of Contractual Obligations :

 

As a smaller reporting company, as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act, we are not required to provide the information required by this item.

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks .

 

As a smaller reporting company, as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act, we are not required to provide the information required by this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Disclosure Controls:

 

Our management, including our President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), Rules 13a-1 5(e) and 15(d)-15(e)) as of January 31, 201 6 .  Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and our President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level as of the end of the period covered by this report.

 

Internal Controls:

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting du ring the three months ended January 31, 201 6 , that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.  Our internal controls over financial reporting are designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

On May 14, 2013, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treasury Commission (“ COSO ”) issued an updated version of its Internal Control - Integrated Framework (the “2013 Framework”) which officially superseded COSO’s earlier Internal Control-Integrated Framework (1992) (the “1992 Framework”) on December 15, 2014. Originally issued in 1992, the framework helps organizations design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of internal control concepts and simplify the ir use and application. None of COSO, the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other regulatory body has mandated adoption of the 2013 Framework by a specified date. We intend to perform an analysis to evaluate what changes to our control environment, if any, would be needed to successfully implement the 2013 Framework. Until such time as such analysis and any related transition to the 2013 Framework is complete, we will continue to use the 1992 Framework in connection with our assessment of internal control.

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.  

 

As previously disclosed in detail in the Company’s Form 10-Q filed for the quarter ended July 31, 2015, on October 25, 2011, Maria Gracia filed suit against the Company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

 

During the Company’s second quarter, on September 17, 2015 the court ruled on plaintiff’s Claim for Equitable Relief, awarding the plaintiff an additional $74,478. Including the equitable relief award, the judgment against the Company is currently $374,478. Along with the grant of equitable relief to the plaintiff, the court denied the Company’s motion for sanctions. As of October 31, 201 5 , the Company

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has accrued an additional $75,000. As a result, as of January 31, 201 6 , the Company’s total accrual for this matter is $375,000. On October 16, 2015, the Company appealed the judgment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

From time to time the Company is involved in legal proceedings, claims or investigations that are incidental of the Company’s business. In further periods, the Company could be subjected to cash cost or non-cash charges to earnings if any of these matters are resolved on unfavorable terms. However, although the ultimate outcome of any legal matter cannot be predicted with certainty, based on present information, including management’s assessment of the merits of any particular claim, the Company does not expect that these legal proceedings or claims will have any material adverse impact on its future consolidated financial position or results of operations.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

There have been no material changes to the description of the risk factors affecting our business as previously disclosed in Item 1A. to Part 1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015.

 

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

 

Fr om February 1, 2014 through October   23 , 2015, the Company issued 24,390 unregistered shares of its common stock to certain eligible employees pursuant to its 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan , of which a total of 4,147 were sold on August 3, 2015 for an aggregate offering price of $22,736.  The transactions were conducted in reliance upon the available exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5 . Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

10.1 Lease No. 007 is an attachment to Master Lease No. 2170 dated October 17, 2013 by and between Associated Bank, National Association and SigmaTron International, Inc. dated December 22, 2015.

 

10.2 Second Amendment to Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement entered into as of January 25, 2016, by and between SigmaTron International, Inc., and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on March 14, 2016.

 

10.3 Fifth Amended and Restated Revolving Line of Credit Note delivered as of January 25, 2016, by SigmaTron International, Inc. to Wells Fargo Bank, National

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Assoc iation, incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on March 14, 2016.

 

31.1 Certification of Principal Executive Officer of the Company Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Exchange Act, as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. 1350).

31.2 Certification of Principal Financial Officer of the Company Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Exchange Act, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. 1350).

32.1 Certification by the Principal Executive Officer of SigmaTron International, Inc. Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Exchange Act and Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. 1350).

32.2 Certification by the Principal Financial Officer of SigmaTron International, Inc. Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Exchange Act and Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. 1350).

101.INS XBRL Instance Document

101.SCH XBRL Taxonomy Extension Scheme Document

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SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 201 6

 

SIGNATURES :

 

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

 

SIGMATRON INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

 

 

 

/s/ Gary R. Fairhead

 

March   1 5 , 201 6

 

 

 

Gary R. Fairhead

 

Date

President and CEO (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Linda K. Frauendorfer

 

March   1 5 , 201 6

 

 

 

Linda K. Frauendorfer

 

Date

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer

 

 

(Principal Financial Officer and Principal

 

 

Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 10. 1

LEASE SCHEDULE NO. 00 7

 

Associated   Bank

  Leasing Division

 

This Lease Schedule No. 00 7 ("Lease Schedule") is an attachment to Master Lease Agreement No. 2170 dated 10/17/13 by and between the undersigned (The Master Lease is defined as the "Lease;" the Master Lease Agreement, together with the Lease Schedule and any other lease schedule by and between the undersigned is referred to as the "Lease"). All capitalized terms used in this Lease Schedule shall have the meaning set forth in the Lease.

 

,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LESSOR :

Associated Bank, National Association,

a federally charted banking association

2870 Holmgren Way, PO Box 11361

Green Bay, WI  54307

 

 

LESSEE :

SigmaTron International, Inc.

2201 Landmeier Road

Elk Grove Village, IL  60007

 

Equipment Leased: See Attached Exhibit A

 

 

 

 

 

Initial Lease Term

Advance Rental

Rental Payment Due Date

    60  Months

1  Advance Rentals

 

$11,153.53 

The 10 th day of each month

    60  Payments

Down Payment

 

$0.00 

 

 

Taxes 0.0000%  

 

$0.00 

 

Rental Payment

Documentation Fee

 

$250.00 

End-of-Lease Options

     $11,153.53 per month,

Lease Deposit

 

$0.00 

$1.00 Buyout

plus applicable taxes

Amount Due

 

$11,403.53 

 

 

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:

 

LEASE DEPOSIT . The Lease Deposit referenced above may be returned to Lessee at the end of the Term of this Lease so long as no Event of Default has occurred under the terms of the Lease. ln the case of an Event of Default under the Lease, the Lease Deposit may be applied by Lessor to satisfy any outstanding monetary obligation of Lessee to Lessor under this Lease or under any other agreement between Lessor and Lessee. The Lease Deposit shall be held by Lessor and shall not accrue interest.

 

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT MONITORING REQUIREMENTS :

 

 

Lessee shall provide to Lessor the following documents, in a form acceptable to Lessor:

 

1.

Interim Statements.   As soon as available, but in no event later than 50 days after the end of each fiscal quarter, SigmaTron International Inc.   balance sheet and profit and loss statement for the period ended , including all schedule 1 0-Q's, prepared by Lessee satisfactory to Lessor.

2.

Annual Statement . As soon as available, but in no event later than 120 days after the end of each fiscal year, SigmaTron International, Inc.   balance sheet and income statement for the year ended I ncluding , all schedule 10-K's, audited by certified public accountant satisfactory to Lessor.

 

Lessor hereby agrees to lease to the Lessee named below, and Lessee hereby agrees to lease and rent from Lessor the Equipment listed above or on any exhibit attached hereto, for the term and at the rental payments specified, all subject to the terms and conditions set forth in such Lease. Lessee further agrees that, at the option of Lessor, this Schedule shall be a separately enforceable Lease, the terms and conditions of which shall be those set forth in the Equipment Lease. The residual value of the Equipment subject to the lease is $0.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accepted By:

 

Accepted By:

 

Associated Bank, National Association

 

 

SigmaTron International, Inc.

 

“LESSOR”

 

 

“LESSEE”

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jody Tilkens

 

By:

/s/ Linda K. Frauendorfer

 

(Signature)

 

 

(Signature)

Name:

Jody Tilkens

 

Name:

Linda K. Frauendorfer

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

Assistant Vice President

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

12/22/15

 

Date:

12/17/15

 


SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 2016

 

EXHIBIT 31.1

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer of

SigmaTron International, Inc.

Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Exchange Act,

as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

I, Gary R. Fairhead , President and Chief Executive Officer of SigmaTron International, Inc., certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of SigmaTron International, 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 controls 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 registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s 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

 


 

SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 2016

 

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:  March 15, 2016

 

 

/s/ Gary R. Fairhead

Gary R. Fairhead

President and Chief Executive Officer

of SigmaTron International, Inc.

 

 

 

 


SigmaTron International, Inc.

January 31, 2016

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer of

SigmaTron International, Inc.

Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Exchange Act,

as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

I, Linda K. Frauendorfer , Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of SigmaTron International, Inc., certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of SigmaTron International, Inc.;

 

2.