lyts20161231_10q.htm

UNITED STATES

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

X

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM ________________ TO ________________.

 

 

Commission File No. 0-13375

 

LSI Industries Inc.

 

State of Incorporation - Ohio        IRS Employer I.D. No. 31-0888951

 

10000 Alliance Road

 

Cincinnati, Ohio  45242

 

(513) 793-3200

 

Indicate by checkmark 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    X     NO ____

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

YES    X      NO ____

 

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

 

 

Large accelerated filer [    ]  

 

Accelerated filer [ X ]

 

Non-accelerated filer [    ] 

 

Smaller reporting company [    ]

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes ____  NO    X

 

As of January 27, 2017 there were 25,056,164 shares of the Registrant's common stock, no par value per share, outstanding.

 

 
 

 

  

LSI INDUSTRIES INC.

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016

 

INDEX

 

 

 

Begins on Page

PART I.  Financial Information

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

ITEM 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

  

3

  

  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

  

4

  

  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

  

6

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

  

7

  

  

  

  

  

  

ITEM 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

  

25

  

  

  

  

  

  

ITEM 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

  

39

  

  

  

  

  

  

ITEM 4.

Controls and Procedures

  

39

  

  

  

  

  

PART II.  Other Information

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

ITEM 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

  

40

  

  

  

  

  

  

ITEM 6.

Exhibits

  

40

  

  

  

  

  

Signatures

 

41

 

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

This Form 10-Q contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous assumptions, risks or uncertainties.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “estimates,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should” or the negative versions of those words and similar expressions, and by the context in which they are used.  Such statements, whether expressed or implied, are based upon current expectations of the Company and speak only as of the date made.  Actual results could differ materially from those contained in or implied by such forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risks and uncertainties over which the Company may have no control.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of competitive products and services, product demand and market acceptance risks, potential costs associated with litigation and regulatory compliance, reliance on key customers, financial difficulties experienced by customers, the cyclical and seasonal nature of our business, the adequacy of reserves and allowances for doubtful accounts, fluctuations in operating results or costs whether as a result of uncertainties inherent in tax and accounting matters or otherwise, unexpected difficulties in integrating acquired businesses, the ability to retain key employees of acquired businesses, unfavorable economic and market conditions, the results of asset impairment assessments and the other risk factors that are identified herein.  You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  In addition to the factors described in this paragraph, the risk factors identified in our Form 10-K and other filings the Company may make with the SEC constitute risks and uncertainties that may affect the financial performance of the Company and are incorporated herein by reference.  The Company does not undertake and hereby disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 

 
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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

LSI INDUSTRIES INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

December 31

   

December 31

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2016

   

2015

   

2016

   

2015

 
                                 

Net sales

  $ 85,658     $ 84,687     $ 169,817     $ 170,612  
                                 

Cost of products and services sold

    63,611       60,761       126,432       123,337  
                                 

Restructuring costs

    640       --       1,143       --  
                                 

Gross profit

    21,407       23,926       42,242       47,275  
                                 

Restructuring costs

    57       --       210       --  
                                 

Selling and administrative expenses

    18,532       18,546       38,148       36,132  
                                 

Operating income

    2,818       5,380       3,884       11,143  
                                 

Interest (income)

    (28

)

    (17

)

    (55

)

    (25

)

                                 

Interest expense

    8       9       21       17  
                                 

Income before income taxes

    2,838       5,388       3,918       11,151  
                                 

Income tax expense

    832       1,606       1,083       3,619  
                                 

Net income

  $ 2,006     $ 3,782     $ 2,835     $ 7,532  
                                 
                                 

Earnings per common share (see Note 4)

                               

Basic

  $ 0.08     $ 0.15     $ 0.11     $ 0.30  

Diluted

  $ 0.08     $ 0.15     $ 0.11     $ 0.30  
                                 
                                 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

                               

Basic

    25,314       24,911       25,294       24,838  

Diluted

    25,803       25,624       25,859       25,405  

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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LSI INDUSTRIES INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

(In thousands, except shares)

 

December 31,

   

June 30,

 
   

2016

   

2016

 
                 

ASSETS

               
                 

Current Assets

               
                 

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 33,023     $ 33,835  
                 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $381 and $226, respectively

    49,541       46,975  
                 

Inventories

    42,404       44,141  
                 

Assets held for sale

    3,176       --  
                 

Other current assets

    2,996       2,792  
                 

Total current assets

    131,140       127,743  
                 

Property, Plant and Equipment, at cost

               

Land

    6,422       6,978  

Buildings

    34,654       39,317  

Machinery and equipment

    78,908       82,628  

Construction in progress

    1,697       838  
      121,681       129,761  

Less accumulated depreciation

    (78,255

)

    (82,299

)

Net property, plant and equipment

    43,426       47,462  
                 

Goodwill

    10,508       10,508  
                 

Other Intangible Assets, net

    5,378       5,586  
                 

Other Long-Term Assets, net

    5,384       4,261  
                 

Total assets

  $ 195,836     $ 195,560  

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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LSI INDUSTRIES INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

   

December 31,

   

June 30,

 

(In thousands, except shares)

 

2016

   

2016

 
                 

LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

               
                 

Current Liabilities

               

Accounts payable

  $ 13,917     $ 13,892  

Accrued expenses

    22,980       25,341  
                 

Total current liabilities

    36,897       39,233  
                 

Other Long-Term Liabilities

    1,119       807  
                 

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 12)

               
                 

Shareholders’ Equity

               

Preferred shares, without par value; Authorized 1,000,000 shares, none issued

           

Common shares, without par value; Authorized 40,000,000 shares; Outstanding 25,021,703 and 24,982,219 shares, respectively

    115,631       113,653  

Retained earnings

    42,189       41,867  
                 

Total shareholders’ equity

    157,820       155,520  
                 

Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity

  $ 195,836     $ 195,560  

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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LSI INDUSTRIES INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

(In thousands)

 

Six Months Ended

 
   

December 31

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

               

Net income

  $ 2,835     $ 7,532  

Non-cash items included in net income

               

Depreciation and amortization

    3,605       3,174  

Deferred income taxes

    (962

)

    (448

)

Deferred compensation plan

    237       310  

Stock compensation expense

    1,688       2,150  

Issuance of common shares as compensation

    228       113  

Loss on disposition of fixed assets

    53       1  

Fixed asset impairment and accelerated depreciation

    354       --  

Allowance for doubtful accounts

    205       131  

Inventory obsolescence reserve

    758       699  
                 

Changes in certain assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

    (2,771

)

    387  

Inventories

    979       (3,480

)

Refundable income taxes

    --       (475

)

Accounts payable

    (176

)

    (5,962

)

Accrued expenses and other

    (2,630

)

    920  

Customer prepayments

    216       438  

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

    4,619       5,490  
                 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

               

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

    (2,744

)

    (3,384

)

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets

    1       4  

Net cash flows (used in) investing activities

    (2,743

)

    (3,380

)

                 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

               

Cash dividends paid

    (2,513

)

    (1,721

)

Exercise of stock options

    171       2,195  

Purchase of treasury shares

    (390

)

    (277

)

Issuance of treasury shares

    44       47  

Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities

    (2,688

)

    244  
                 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    (812

)

    2,354  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    33,835       26,409  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 33,023     $ 28,763  

 

The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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LSI INDUSTRIES INC.

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 -  INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information, and rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. In the opinion of management, the interim financial statements include all normal adjustments and disclosures necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of December 31, 2016, the results of its operations for the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, and its cash flows for the six month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. These statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes included in the fiscal 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.  Financial information as of June 30, 2016 has been derived from the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 2  -  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Consolidation:

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of LSI Industries Inc. (an Ohio corporation) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”), all of which are wholly owned.  All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Revenue Recognition:

 

Revenue is recognized when title to goods and risk of loss have passed to the customer, there is persuasive evidence of a purchase arrangement, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, and collectability is reasonably assured. Sales are recorded net of estimated returns, rebates and discounts. Amounts received from customers prior to the recognition of revenue are accounted for as customer pre-payments and are included in accrued expenses.

 

The Company has five sources of revenue:  revenue from product sales; revenue from installation of products; service revenue generated from providing integrated design, project and construction management, site engineering and site permitting, and commissioning of lighting controls; revenue from the management of media content and digital hardware related to active digital signage; and revenue from shipping and handling.

 

Product revenue is recognized on product-only orders upon passing of title and risk of loss, generally at time of shipment. In certain arrangements with customers, as is the case with the sale of some of our solid-state LED (light emitting diode) video screens, revenue is recognized upon customer acceptance of the video screen at the job site. Product revenue related to orders where the customer requires the Company to install the product is recognized when the product is installed.  The Company provides product warranties and certain post-shipment service, support and maintenance of certain solid state LED video screens.

 

Installation revenue is recognized when the products have been fully installed.  The Company is not always responsible for installation of products it sells and has no post-installation responsibilities, other than normal warranties.

 

Service revenue from integrated design, project and construction management, and site permitting is recognized when all products at a customer site have been installed.

 

Revenue from the management of media content and digital hardware related to active digital signage is recognized evenly over the service period with the customer. Media content service periods with most customers range from one month to one year.

 

Shipping and handling revenue coincides with the recognition of revenue from sale of the product.

 

 
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In situations where the Company is responsible for re-imaging programs with multiple sites, each site is viewed as a separate unit of accounting and has stand-alone value to the customer. Revenue is recognized upon the Company’s complete performance at the location, which may include a site survey, graphics products, lighting products, and installation of products. The selling price assigned to each site is based upon an agreed upon price between the Company and its customer and reflects the estimated selling price for that site relative to the selling price for sites with similar image requirements.

 

The Company also evaluates the appropriateness of revenue recognition in accordance with the accounting standards on software revenue recognition. Our solid-state LED video screens and active digital signage contain software elements which the Company has determined are incidental.

 

Credit and Collections:

 

The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts receivable for probable estimated losses resulting from either customer disputes or the inability of its customers to make required payments.  If the financial condition of the Company’s customers were to deteriorate, resulting in their inability to make the required payments, the Company may be required to record additional allowances or charges against income.  The Company determines its allowance for doubtful accounts by first considering all known collectability problems of customers’ accounts, and then applying certain percentages against the various aging categories based on the due date of the remaining receivables.  The resulting allowance for doubtful accounts receivable is an estimate based upon the Company’s knowledge of its business and customer base, and historical trends.  Receivables deemed uncollectable are written-off against the allowance for doubtful accounts receivable after all reasonable collection efforts have been exhausted. The Company also establishes allowances, at the time revenue is recognized, for returns, discounts, pricing and other possible customer deductions.  These allowances are based upon historical trends.

 

The following table presents the Company’s net accounts receivable at the dates indicated.

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31,

   

June 30,

 
   

2016

   

2016

 
                 

Accounts receivable

  $ 49,922     $ 47,201  

Less: Allowance for doubtful accounts

    (381

)

    (226

)

Accounts receivable, net

  $ 49,541     $ 46,975  

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents:

 

The cash balance includes cash and cash equivalents which have original maturities of less than three months. Cash and cash equivalents consist primarily of bank deposits and a bank money market account that is stated at cost, which approximates fair value. The Company maintains balances at financial institutions in the United States.  In the United States, the FDIC limit for insurance coverage on non-interest bearing accounts is $250,000. As of December 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016, the Company had bank balances of $35,995,000 and $37,883,000, respectively, without insurance coverage.

 

Inventories and Inventory Reserves:

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market.  Cost of inventories includes the cost of purchased raw materials and components, direct labor, as well as manufacturing overhead which is generally applied to inventory based on direct labor and on material content. Cost is determined on the first-in, first-out basis.

 

The Company maintains an inventory reserve for obsolete and excess inventory. The Company first determines its obsolete inventory reserve by considering specific known obsolete items, and then by applying certain percentages to specific inventory categories based upon inventory turns. The Company uses various tools, in addition to inventory turns, to identify which inventory items have the potential to become obsolete. Judgment is used to establish excess and obsolete inventory reserves and management adjusts these reserves as more information becomes available about the ultimate disposition of the inventory item.  

 

 
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Property, Plant and Equipment and Related Depreciation:

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost.  Major additions and betterments are capitalized while maintenance and repairs are expensed.  For financial reporting purposes, depreciation is computed on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:

 

 

Buildings (in years)

    28 - 40  

Machinery and equipment (in years)

    3 - 10  

Computer software (in years)

    3 - 8  

 

Costs related to the purchase, internal development, and implementation of the Company’s fully integrated enterprise resource planning/business operating software system are either capitalized or expensed.  Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the shorter of fifteen years or the remaining term of the lease.

 

The Company recorded $1,669,000 and $1,471,000 of depreciation expense in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $3,397,000 and $2,921,000 of depreciation expense in the first half of fiscal 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

The Company is in the process of selling the facilities and certain machinery and equipment in Kansas City, Kansas and in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Both of the facilities are expected to be sold at a gain. The facilities and machinery and equipment have been separately disclosed on the balance sheet as assets held for sale as of December 31, 2016. Assets held for sale were $1,713,000 in the Lighting segment and $1,463,000 in the Graphics segment as of December 31, 2016. Refer to Note 14 for more information regarding the closure of these facilities.

 

Goodwill and Intangible Assets:

 

Intangible assets consisting of customer relationships, trade names and trademarks, patents, technology and software, and non-compete agreements are recorded on the Company's balance sheet.  The definite-lived intangible assets are being amortized to expense over periods ranging between seven and twenty years.  The Company evaluates definite-lived intangible assets for permanent impairment when triggering events are identified. Neither indefinite-lived intangible assets nor the excess of cost over fair value of assets acquired ("goodwill") are amortized, however they are subject to review for impairment.  See additional information about goodwill and intangibles in Note 7.

 

Fair Value:

 

The Company has financial instruments consisting primarily of cash and cash equivalents, revolving lines of credit, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and on occasion, long-term debt.  The fair value of these financial instruments approximates carrying value because of their short-term maturity and/or variable, market-driven interest rates.  The Company has no financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk.

 

Fair value measurements of nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities are primarily used in goodwill and other intangible asset impairment analyses, long-lived asset impairment analyses, in the purchase price of acquired companies (if any), and in the valuation of the contingent earn-out. The accounting guidance on fair value measurement was used to measure the fair value of these nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities.

 

Product Warranties:

 

The Company offers a limited warranty that its products are free from defects in workmanship and materials.  The specific terms and conditions vary somewhat by product line, but generally cover defective products returned within one to five years, with some exceptions where the terms extend to 10 years, from the date of shipment.  The Company records warranty liabilities to cover the estimated future costs for repair or replacement of defective returned products as well as products that need to be repaired or replaced in the field after installation.  The Company calculates its liability for warranty claims by applying estimates based upon historical claims as a percentage of sales to cover unknown claims, as well as estimating the total amount to be incurred for known warranty issues.  The Company periodically assesses the adequacy of its recorded warranty liabilities and adjusts the amounts as necessary.

 

 
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Changes in the Company’s warranty liabilities, which are included in accrued expenses in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, during the periods indicated below were as follows:

 

   

Six

   

Six

   

Fiscal

 
   

Months Ended

   

Months Ended

   

Year Ended

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31,

   

December 31,

   

June 30,

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

2016

 
                         

Balance at beginning of the period

  $ 5,069     $ 3,408     $ 3,408  

Additions charged to expense

    2,243       2,259       5,069  

Deductions for repairs and Replacements

    (1,351

)

    (1,357

)

    (3,408

)

Balance at end of the period

  $ 5,961     $ 4,310     $ 5,069  

 

 

Research and Development Costs:

 

Research and development costs are directly attributable to new product development, including the development of new technology for both existing and new products, and consist of salaries, payroll taxes, employee benefits, materials, outside legal costs and filing fees related to obtaining patents, supplies, depreciation and other administrative costs.   The Company expenses as research and development all costs associated with development of software used in solid-state LED products.  All costs are expensed as incurred and are included in selling and administrative expenses. Research and development costs related to both product and software development totaled $1,269,000 and $1,320,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $2,670,000 and $2,631,000 for the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

Cost of Products and Services Sold:

 

Cost of products sold is primarily comprised of direct materials and supplies consumed in the manufacture of products, as well as manufacturing labor, depreciation expense and direct overhead expense necessary to acquire and convert the purchased materials and supplies into finished product. Cost of products sold also includes the cost to distribute products to customers, inbound freight costs, internal transfer costs, warehousing costs and other shipping and handling activity. Cost of services sold is primarily comprised of the internal and external labor costs required to support the Company’s service revenue along with the management of media content.

 

Earnings Per Common Share:

 

The computation of basic earnings per common share is based on the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period net of treasury shares held in the Company’s nonqualified deferred compensation plan.  The computation of diluted earnings per share is based on the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period and includes common share equivalents.  Common share equivalents include the dilutive effect of stock options, restricted stock units, contingently issuable shares and common shares to be issued under a deferred compensation plan, all of which totaled 787,000 and 987,000 shares for the three month ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and 852,000 shares and 836,000 shares for the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. See further discussion of earnings per share in Note 4.

 

Income Taxes:

  

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with the accounting standards for income taxes.  Accordingly, deferred income taxes are provided on items that are reported as either income or expense in different time periods for financial reporting purposes than they are for income tax purposes.  Deferred income tax assets are reported on the Company’s balance sheet.  Significant management judgment is required in developing the Company’s income tax provision, including the estimation of taxable income and the effective income tax rates in the multiple taxing jurisdictions in which the Company operates, the estimation of the liability for uncertain income tax positions, the determination of deferred tax assets and liabilities, and any valuation allowances that might be required against deferred tax assets.

 

 
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New Accounting Pronouncements:

 

In June 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” This amended guidance supersedes and replaces all existing U.S. GAAP revenue recognition guidance. The guidance established a new revenue recognition model, changes the basis for deciding when revenue is recognized, provides new and more detailed guidance on specific revenue topics, and expands and improves disclosures about revenue. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-10, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing.” In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-12, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Narrow Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients.” In December 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-20, “Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” These three standards clarify or improve guidance from ASU 2014-09 and are effective for fiscal years and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2017, or the Company’s fiscal year 2019. The Company will adopt these standards no later than July 1, 2018. While the Company is currently assessing the impact of the new standard, the Company’s revenue is primarily generated from the sale of finished products to customers. Those sales predominantly contain a single delivery element and revenue is recognized at a single point in time when ownership, risks, and rewards transfer. These are largely unaffected by the new standard. However, certain product sales require installation and revenue is currently not recognized until the installation is complete. The Company does not expect this new guidance to have a material impact on the amount of overall sales recognized, however, the timing of sales on certain projects may be affected. The Company has not yet quantified this potential impact.

 

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-17, “Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes,” which eliminates the current requirement to separate deferred income tax liabilities and assets into current and noncurrent amounts in the statement of financial position. This update requires that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent. This update is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning April 1, 2017. This update may be applied either prospectively or retrospectively. However, early adoption is permitted and the Company has chosen to adopt the standard retrospectively as of June 30, 2016. As a result, prior periods have been adjusted to reflect this change. This update affected the presentation, but not the measurement of deferred tax liabilities and assets.

 

Comprehensive Income:

 

The Company does not have any comprehensive income items other than net income.

 

Subsequent Events:

 

The Company has evaluated subsequent events for potential recognition and disclosure through the date the consolidated financial statements were filed.  No items were identified during this evaluation that required adjustment to or disclosure in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Reclassifications:

 

Certain prior year balance sheet amounts have been reclassified to conform to new accounting guidance on balance sheet classification of deferred taxes. These reclassifications have no impact on net income, earnings per share, or operating cash flows.

 

Use of Estimates:

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

NOTE 3 - SEGMENT REPORTING INFORMATION

 

The accounting guidance on Segment Reporting establishes standards for reporting information regarding operating segments in annual financial statements and requires selected information of those segments to be presented in financial statements. Operating segments are identified as components of an enterprise for which separate discrete financial information is available for evaluation by the chief operating decision maker (the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or “CODM”) in making decisions on how to allocate resources and assess performance. The Company’s three operating segments are Lighting, Graphics, and Technology, each of which has a president who is responsible for that business and reports to the CODM. Corporate and Eliminations, which captures the Company’s corporate administrative activities, will also be reported in the segment information.

 

The Lighting Segment includes outdoor and indoor lighting utilizing both traditional and LED light sources that have been fabricated and assembled for the commercial, industrial market, the petroleum / convenience store market, the automotive dealership market, the quick service restaurant market, along with other markets the Company serves.

 

 
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The Graphics Segment designs, manufactures and installs exterior and interior visual image elements such as traditional graphics, active digital signage along with the management of media content related to digital signage, LED video screens, and menu board systems that are either digital or traditional by design. These products are used in visual image programs in several markets, including the petroleum / convenience store market, multi-site retail operations, banking, and restaurants. The Graphics Segment implements, installs and provides program management services related to products sold by the Graphics Segment and by the Lighting Segment.

 

LED video screens that were previously reported in the Technology Segment in prior years’ results have been reclassified to the Graphics Segment. The movement of the LED video screen product line was the result of a change in management responsibility of this product line to the Graphics Segment president during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. This movement aligns the product line with other digital visual image elements sold to graphics customers and is consistent with how the Company’s CODM manages the business. The movement of the video screen product line resulted in a reclassification of $76,000 of operating loss from the Technology Segment to the Graphics Segment in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, and $3,000 of operating loss in the first half of fiscal 2016. The Company deemed that distribution channels and corresponding projected future cash flows that support a customer relationship intangible asset related to the LED video screen product line are adequate to support the asset. The net book value of the asset is $492,000 as of December 31, 2016 and future cash flows generated from this asset will continue to be monitored in future quarters.

 

The Technology Segment designs, engineers, and manufactures electronic circuit boards, assemblies and sub-assemblies, and various control system products used in other applications (primarily the control of solid-state LED lighting). This operating segment sells its products directly to customers (primarily in the transportation, original equipment manufacturers, sports, and medical markets) and also has significant inter-segment sales to the Lighting Segment.

 

The Company’s corporate administration activities are reported in the Corporate and Eliminations line item.  These activities primarily include intercompany profit in inventory eliminations, expense related to certain corporate officers and support staff, the Company’s internal audit staff, expense related to the Company’s Board of Directors, stock option expense for options granted to corporate administration employees, certain consulting expenses, investor relations activities, and a portion of the Company’s legal, auditing and professional fee expenses. Corporate identifiable assets primarily consist of cash, invested cash (if any), refundable income taxes (if any), and deferred income tax assets.

 

There was no concentration of consolidated net sales in the three and six months ended December 31, 2016 or in the three months ended December 31, 2015. The Company’s Lighting Segment and Graphics Segment net sales to a petroleum / convenience store customer represented approximately $17,045,000 or 10% of consolidated net sales in the six months ended December 31, 2015. There was no concentration of accounts receivable at December 31, 2016 or June 30, 2016.

 

 
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Summarized financial information for the Company’s operating segments is provided for the indicated periods and as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31

   

December 31

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

2016

   

2015

 

Net Sales:

                               

Lighting Segment

  $ 60,169     $ 59,601     $ 120,539     $ 118,676  

Graphics Segment

    20,582       21,206       39,476       43,536  

Technology Segment

    4,907       3,880       9,802       8,400  
    $ 85,658     $ 84,687     $ 169,817     $ 170,612  
                                 

Operating Income (Loss):

                               

Lighting Segment

  $ 2,738     $ 5,182     $ 5,529     $ 10,864  

Graphics Segment

    1,174       1,959       2,191       4,193  

Technology Segment

    924       1,069       1,652       2,336  

Corporate and Eliminations

    (2,018

)

    (2,830

)

    (5,488

)

    (6,250

)

    $ 2,818     $ 5,380     $ 3,884     $ 11,143  
                                 

Capital Expenditures:

                               

Lighting Segment

  $ 183     $ 1,160     $ 1,267     $ 1,849  

Graphics Segment

    459       604       825       1,192  

Technology Segment

    22       108       34       141  

Corporate and Eliminations

    120       150       618       202  
    $ 784     $ 2,022     $ 2,744     $ 3,384  
                                 

Depreciation and Amortization:

                               

Lighting Segment

  $ 791     $ 717     $ 1,638     $ 1,422  

Graphics Segment

    376       237       736       471  

Technology Segment

    324       340       669       676  

Corporate and Eliminations

    279       304       562       605  
    $ 1,770     $ 1,598     $ 3,605     $ 3,174  

 

 

   

December 31,

2016

   

June 30,

2016

 

Identifiable Assets:

               

Lighting Segment

  $ 91,010     $ 95,168  

Graphics Segment

    36,888       33,490  

Technology Segment

    28,206       28,348  

Corporate and Eliminations

    39,732       38,554  
    $ 195,836     $ 195,560  

 

The segment net sales reported above represent sales to external customers.  Segment operating income, which is used in management’s evaluation of segment performance, represents net sales less all operating expenses. Identifiable assets are those assets used by each segment in its operations.

 

 
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The Company records a 10% mark-up on intersegment revenues. Any intersegment profit in inventory is eliminated in consolidation. Intersegment revenues were eliminated in consolidation as follows:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

December 31

   

December 31

 

(In thousands)

 

2016

   

2015

   

2016

   

2015

 
                                 

Lighting Segment inter-segment net sales

  $ 713     $ 814     $ 1,487     $ 1,428  
                                 

Graphics Segment inter-segment net sales

  $ 680     $ 562     $ 812     $ 1,006  
                                 

Technology inter-segment net sales

  $ 8,346     $ 8,932     $ 17,131     $ 18,316  

 

The Company’s operations are located solely within the United States. As a result, the geographic distribution of the Company’s net sales and long-lived assets originate within the United States.

 

 
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NOTE 4 - EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

The following table presents the amounts used to compute basic and diluted earnings per common share, as well as the effect of dilutive potential common shares on weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

December 31

   

December 31

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

2016

   

2015

 
                                 

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE

                               
                                 

Net income

  $ 2,006     $ 3,782     $ 2,835     $ 7,532  
                                 

Weighted average shares outstanding during the period, net of treasury shares (a)

    25,016       24,637       25,007       24,569  

Weighted average vested restricted stock units outstanding

    37       25       37       26  

Weighted average shares outstanding in the Deferred Compensation Plan during the period

    261       249       250       243  

Weighted average shares outstanding

    25,314       24,911       25,294       24,838  
                                 

Basic earnings per share

  $ 0.08     $ 0.15     $ 0.11     $ 0.30  
                                 

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

                               
                                 

Net income

  $ 2,006     $ 3,782     $ 2,835     $ 7,532  
                                 

Weighted average shares outstanding

                               
                                 

Basic

    25,314       24,911       25,294       24,838  
                                 

Effect of dilutive securities (b):

                               

Impact of common shares to be issued under stock option plans, and contingently issuable shares, if any

    489       713       565       567  
                                 

Weighted average shares outstanding (c)

    25,803       25,624       25,859       25,405  
                                 

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 0.08     $ 0.15     $ 0.11     $ 0.30  

 

 

 

(a)

Includes shares accounted for like treasury stock included in the Company’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan. (See Note 10.)

 

  

(b)

Calculated using the “Treasury Stock” method as if dilutive securities were exercised and the funds were used to purchase common shares at the average market price during the period.

 

  

(c)

Options to purchase 1,682,270 common shares and 1,115,250 common shares at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and options to purchase 1,626,770 common shares and 1,506,800 common shares at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively were not included in the computation of the three month and six month period for diluted earnings per share, respectively, because the exercise price was greater than the average fair market value of the common shares.

 

 
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NOTE 5 - INVENTORIES

 

The following information is provided as of the dates indicated:

 

   

December 31,

   

June 30,

 

(In thousands)

 

2016

   

2016

 
                 

Inventories:

               

Raw materials

  $ 27,638     $ 28,979  

Work-in-process

    4,108       4,418  

Finished goods

    10,658       10,744  

Total Inventories

  $ 42,404     $ 44,141  

 

NOTE 6 - ACCRUED EXPENSES

 

The following information is provided as of the dates indicated:

 

   

December 31,

   

June 30,

 

(In thousands)

 

2016

   

2016

 
                 

Accrued Expenses:

               

Compensation and benefits

  $ 7,494     $ 11,983  

Customer prepayments

    1,269       1,053  

Accrued sales commissions

    2,695       2,792  

Accrued warranty

    5,961       5,069  

Other accrued expenses

    5,561       4,444  

Total Accrued Expenses

  $ 22,980     $ 25,341  

 

 

NOTE 7 - GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

Carrying values of goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite lives are reviewed at least annually for possible impairment. The Company may first assess qualitative factors in order to determine if goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are impaired. If through the qualitative assessment it is determined that it is more likely than not that goodwill and indefinite-lived assets are not impaired, no further testing is required. If it is determined more likely than not that goodwill and indefinite-lived assets are impaired, or if the Company elects not to first assess qualitative factors, the Company’s impairment testing continues with the estimation of the fair value of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets using a combination of a market approach and an income (discounted cash flow) approach, at the reporting unit level. The estimation of the fair value of goodwill and intangible assets requires significant management judgment with respect to revenue and expense growth rates, changes in working capital and the selection and use of an appropriate discount rate.  The estimates of fair value of reporting units are based on the best information available as of the date of the assessment.  The use of different assumptions would increase or decrease estimated discounted future operating cash flows and could increase or decrease an impairment charge.  Company management uses its judgment in assessing whether assets may have become impaired between annual impairment tests.  Indicators such as adverse business conditions, economic factors and technological change or competitive activities may signal that an asset has become impaired.

 

The Company identified its reporting units in conjunction with its annual goodwill impairment testing.  The Company relies upon a number of factors, judgments and estimates when conducting its impairment testing including, but not limited to operating results, forecasts, anticipated future cash flows and marketplace data.  There are inherent uncertainties related to these factors and judgments in applying them to the analysis of goodwill impairment.

 

 
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The following table presents information about the Company's goodwill on the dates or for the periods indicated:

 

Goodwill

                               

(In thousands)

 

Lighting

   

Graphics

   

Technology

         
   

Segment

   

Segment

   

Segment

   

Total

 

Balance as of June 30, 2016

                               

Goodwill

  $ 34,913     $ 28,690     $ 11,621     $ 75,224  

Accumulated impairment losses

    (34,778

)

    (27,525

)

    (2,413

)

    (64,716

)

Goodwill, net as of June 30, 2016

  $ 135     $ 1,165     $ 9,208     $ 10,508  
                                 

Balance as of December 31, 2016

                               

Goodwill

  $ 34,913       28,690       11,621       75,224  

Accumulated impairment losses

    (34,778

)

    (27,525

)

    (2,413

)

    (64,716

)

Goodwill, net as of December 31, 2016

  $ 135     $ 1,165     $ 9,208     $ 10,508  

 

The gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization by major other intangible asset class is as follows:

 

   

December 31, 2016

 

Other Intangible Assets

 

Gross

                 

(In thousands)

 

Carrying

   

Accumulated

   

Net

 
   

Amount

   

Amortization

   

Amount

 

Amortized Intangible Assets

                       

Customer relationships

  $ 9,316     $ 7,727     $ 1,589  

Patents

    338       172       166  

LED technology firmware, software

    11,228       11,027       201  

Trade name

    460       460       --  

Non-compete agreements

    710       710       --  

Total Amortized Intangible Assets

    22,052       20,096       1,956  
                         

Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

                       

Trademarks and trade names

    3,422       --       3,422  

Total Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

    3,422       --       3,422  
                         

Total Other Intangible Assets

  $ 25,474     $ 20,096     $ 5,378  

 

 

   

June 30, 2016

 

Other Intangible Assets

 

Gross

                 
   

Carrying

   

Accumulated

   

Net

 

(In thousands)

 

Amount

   

Amortization

   

Amount

 

Amortized Intangible Assets

                       

Customer relationships

  $ 9,316     $ 7,581     $ 1,735  

Patents

    338       154       184  

LED technology firmware, software

    11,228       10,989       239  

Trade name

    460       460       --  

Non-compete agreements

    710       704       6  

Total Amortized Intangible Assets

    22,052       19,888       2,164  
                         

Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

                       

Trademarks and trade names

    3,422       --       3,422  

Total Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

    3,422       --       3,422  
                         

Total Other Intangible Assets

  $ 25,474     $ 19,888     $ 5,586  

 

 
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(In thousands)

 

Amortization Expense of

Other Intangible Assets

 
             
   

December 31, 2016

   

December 31, 2015

 
                 

Three Months Ended

  $ 101     $ 127  

Six Months Ended

  $ 208     $ 253  

 

The Company expects to record annual amortization expense as follows:

 

(In thousands)  
         

2017

  $ 419  

2018

  $ 401  

2019

  $ 401  

2020

  $ 327  

2021

  $ 323  

After 2021

  $ 293  

 

NOTE 8  -  REVOLVING LINE OF CREDIT

 

In March 2016, the Company renewed its $30 million unsecured revolving credit line. The line of credit expires in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Interest on the revolving line of credit is charged based upon an increment over the LIBOR rate as periodically determined, or at the bank’s base lending rate, at the Company’s option.  The increment over the LIBOR borrowing rate, as periodically determined, fluctuates between 150 and 190 basis points depending upon the ratio of indebtedness to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), as defined in the credit facility.  The fee on the unused balance of the $30 million committed line of credit is 12.5 basis points.  Under the terms of this credit facility, the Company has agreed to a negative pledge of assets and is required to comply with financial covenants that limit the amount of debt obligations, require a minimum amount of tangible net worth, and limit the ratio of indebtedness to EBITDA. There are no borrowings against the line of credit as of December 31, 2016.

 

The Company is in compliance with all of its loan covenants as of December 31, 2016.

 

NOTE 9 -  CASH DIVIDENDS

 

The Company paid cash dividends of $2,513,000 and $1,721,000 in the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Dividends on restricted stock units in the amount of $19,826 and $4,690 were accrued as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. These dividends will be paid upon the vesting of the restricted stock units when shares are issued to the award recipients. In January 2017, the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable February 14, 2017 to shareholders of record as of February 6, 2017. The indicated annual cash dividend rate is $0.20 per share.

 

NOTE 10 - EQUITY COMPENSATION

 

Stock Based Compensation 

 

The Company has an equity compensation plan that was approved by shareholders in November 2012 and that covers all of its full-time employees, outside directors and certain advisors.  This 2012 Stock Incentive Plan replaced all previous equity compensation plans. The Company’s shareholders approved an amendment to the 2012 Stock Incentive Plan that added 1,600,000 shares to the plan and implemented the use of a fungible share ratio that consumes 2.5 available shares for every 1 full value share awarded by the Company as stock compensation. The options granted or stock awards made pursuant to this plan are granted at fair market value at the date of grant or award.  Service-based options granted to non-employee directors become exercisable 25% each ninety days (cumulative) from the date of grant and options granted to employees generally become exercisable 25% per year (cumulative) beginning one year after the date of grant. Performance-based options granted to employees become exercisable 33.3% per year (cumulative) beginning one year after the date of grant. The maximum contractual term of the Company’s stock options is ten years.  If a stock option holder’s employment with the Company terminates by reason of death, disability or retirement, as defined in the Plan, the Plan generally provides for acceleration of vesting.  The number of shares reserved for issuance is 2,364,601 shares, all of which were available for future grant or award as of December 31, 2016.  This plan allows for the grant of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted and unrestricted stock awards, performance stock awards, and other stock awards. Service based and performance based stock options were granted and restricted stock units (“RSU’s”) were awarded during the six months ended December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, a total of 3,625,372 options for common shares were outstanding from this plan as well as one previous stock option plan (which has also been approved by shareholders), and of these, a total of 1,700,025 options for common shares were vested and exercisable.  As of December 31, 2016, the approximate unvested stock option expense that will be recorded as expense in future periods is $2,622,788.  The weighted average time over which this expense will be recorded is approximately 27 months. Additionally, as of December 31, 2016, a total of 118,575 RSU’s were outstanding. The approximate unvested stock compensation expense that will be recorded as expense in future periods for the RSU’s is $608,468. The weighted average time over which this expense will be recorded is approximately 33 months.

 

 
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Stock Options

 

The fair value of each option on the date of grant was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The below listed weighted average assumptions were used for grants in the periods indicated.

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

December 31

   

December 31

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

2016

   

2015

 
                                 

Dividend yield

    2.07 %     1.33 %     1.81 %     1.28 %

Expected volatility

    41 %     43 %     43 %     44 %

Risk-free interest rate

    2.06 %     1.38 %     1.00 %     1.67 %

Expected life (in years)

    6.0       6.0       6.0       6.0  

 

At December 31, 2016, the 834,320 options granted during the first six months of fiscal 2017 to employees had exercise prices ranging from $9.65 to $11.06 per share, fair values ranging from of $3.29 to $3.83 per share, and remaining contractual lives of between 9.5 and 10 years.

 

At December 31, 2015, the 1,016,800 options granted during the first six months of fiscal 2016 to employees had exercise prices ranging from $8.84 to $11.82 per share, fair values ranging from of $3.28 to $4.48 per share, and remaining contractual lives of between 9.5 and 9.9 years.

 

The Company calculates stock option expense using the Black-Scholes model.  Stock option expense is recorded on a straight line basis, or sooner if the grantee is retirement eligible as defined in the 2012 Stock Incentive Plan, with an estimated 3.51% forfeiture rate effective October 1, 2016. Previous estimated forfeiture rates were between 2.0% and 3.4% between the periods January 1, 2013 through September 30, 2016. The expected volatility of the Company’s stock was calculated based upon the historic monthly fluctuation in stock price for a period approximating the expected life of option grants.  The risk-free interest rate is the rate of a five year Treasury security at constant, fixed maturity on the approximate date of the stock option grant.  The expected life of outstanding options is determined to be less than the contractual term for a period equal to the aggregate group of option holders’ estimated weighted average time within which options will be exercised.  It is the Company’s policy that when stock options are exercised, new common shares shall be issued.  

 

The Company recorded a reduction of expense of $142,434 in the three months ended December 31, 2016 and recorded $342,134 of expense in the three months ended December 31, 2015, related to stock options. The reduction of stock option expense in the three months ended December 31, 2016 was the result of expectations that the performance criteria related to incentive based options will not be met. The Company recorded $1,296,009 and $1,830,707 of expense related to stock options in the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.  As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 3,159,692 stock options that were vested and that were expected to vest, with a weighted average exercise price of $8.92 per share, an aggregate intrinsic value of $4,620,655 and weighted average remaining contractual terms of 6.7 years.

 

 
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Information related to all stock options for the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 is shown in the following tables:

 

   

Six Months Ended December 31, 2016

 
                    Weighted          
           

Weighted

    Average          
           

Average

    Remaining    

Aggregate

 
           

Exercise

    Contractual Term    

Intrinsic

 
   

Shares

   

Price

    (in years)    

Value

 
                                 

Outstanding at 6/30/16

    2,976,490     $ 8.97       6.6     $ 8,338,974  
                                 

Granted

    834,320     $ 11.05                  

Forfeitures

    (147,375

)

  $ 16.03                  

Exercised

    (38,063

)

  $ 7.75                  
                                 

Outstanding at 12/31/16

    3,625,372     $ 9.18       7.1     $ 4,648,729  
                                 

Exercisable at 12/31/16

    1,700,025     $ 8.73       5.1     $ 3,216,899  

 

 

   

Six Months Ended December 31, 2015

 
                    Weighted          
           

Weighted

    Average          
           

Average

    Remaining    

Aggregate

 
           

Exercise

    Contractual Term    

Intrinsic

 
   

Shares

   

Price

    (in years)    

Value

 
                                 

Outstanding at 6/30/15

    2,677,436     $ 8.85       6.1     $ 4,914,601  
                                 

Granted

    1,016,800     $ 9.38                  

Forfeitures

    (55,050

)

  $ 11.65                  

Exercised

    (298,724

)

  $ 7.20                  
                                 

Outstanding at 12/31/15

    3,340,462     $ 9.11       6.8     $ 12,661,470  
                                 

Exercisable at 12/31/15

    1,628,976     $ 9.95       4.5     $ 6,032,985  

 

 

The following table presents information related to unvested stock options:

 

           

Weighted-Average

 
           

Grant Date

 
   

Shares

   

Fair Value

 
                 

Unvested at June 30, 2016

    1,663,505     $ 3.39  

Granted

    834,320     $ 3.83  

Vested

    (546,978 )   $ 3.25  

Forfeited

    (25,500 )   $ 3.50  

Unvested at December 31, 2016

    1,925,347     $ 3.62  

        

 

The weighted average grant date fair value of options granted during the six month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $3.83 and $3.63, respectively. The aggregate intrinsic value of options exercised during the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $99,883 and $852,596, respectively. The aggregate grant date fair value of options that vested during the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $1,779,490 and $1,035,041, respectively. The Company received $295,030 and $2,149,606 of cash from employees who exercised options in the six month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. In the first six months of fiscal 2017 the Company recorded $95,443 as a reduction of federal income taxes payable, $124,056 as a decrease in common stock, $22,073 as a reduction of income tax expense, and $197,427 as a reduction of the deferred tax asset related to the issuance of RSU’s and the exercises of stock options in which the employees sold the common shares prior to the passage of twelve months from the date of exercise. In the first six months of fiscal 2016 the Company recorded $300,868 as a reduction of federal income taxes payable, $46,066 as an increase in common stock, $84,781 as a reduction of income tax expense, and $170,021 as a reduction of the deferred tax asset related to the exercises of stock options in which the employees sold the common shares prior to the passage of twelve months from the date of exercise.

 

 
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Restricted Stock Units

 

A total of 71,700 restricted stock units with a fair value of $11.06 per share were awarded to employees during the six months ended December 31, 2016. A total of 72,000 RSU’s with a fair value of $9.39 per share were awarded to employees during the six months ended December 31, 2015. The Company determined the fair value of the awards based on the closing price of the Company stock on the date the RSU’s were awarded. The RSU’s have a four year ratable vesting period. The RSU’s are non-voting, but accrue cash dividends at the same per share rate as those cash dividends declared and paid on LSI’s common stock. Dividends on RSU’s in the amount of $19,826 and $4,690 were accrued as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Accrued dividends are paid to the holder upon vesting of the RSU’s and issuance of shares.

 

The following table presents information related to RSU’s:

 

           

Weighted-Average

 
           

Grant Date

 
   

Shares

   

Fair Value

 
                 

Unvested at June 30, 2016

    62,500     $ 9.39  

Awarded

    71,700     $ 11.06  

Shares Issued

    (15,625 )   $ 9.39  

Unvested at December 31, 2016

    118,575     $ 10.40  

 

 

As of December 31, 2016, the 118,575 RSU’s had a remaining contractual life of between 2.5 and 3.5 years. Of the 118,575 RSU’s outstanding as of December 31, 2016, 114,531 are vested or expected to vest in the future. An estimated forfeiture rate of 3.4% was used in the calculation of expense related to the RSU’s. The Company recorded $89,896 and $392,197 of expense related to RSU’s in the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2016, respectively.

 

As of December 31, 2015, the 67,000 outstanding RSU's had a remaining contractual life of 3.5 years. Of the 67,000 RSU’s outstanding as of December 31, 2015, 64,434 were expected to vest. An estimated forfeiture rate of 3.3% was used in the calculation of expense related to the RSU’s. The Company recorded $33,276 and $319,533 of expense related to RSU’s in the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2015, respectively.

 

Director and Employee Stock Compensation Awards

 

The Company awarded a total of 21,199 and 12,590 common shares in the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, as stock compensation awards. These common shares were valued at their approximate $228,000 and $113,400 fair market values based on their stock price at dates of issuance multiplied by the number of common shares awarded, respectively, pursuant to the compensation programs for non-employee directors who receive a portion of their compensation as an award of Company stock and for employees who received a nominal recognition award in the form of Company stock. Stock compensation awards are made in the form of newly issued common shares of the Company.

 

Deferred Compensation Plan 

 

The Company has a non-qualified deferred compensation plan providing for both Company contributions and participant deferrals of compensation. This plan is fully funded in a Rabbi Trust. All plan investments are in common shares of the Company. As of December 31, 2016, there were 30 participants, all with fully vested account balances. A total of 263,506 common shares with a cost of $2,514,106, and 228,103 common shares with a cost of $2,167,717 were held in the plan as of December 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively, and, accordingly, have been recorded as treasury shares. The change in the number of shares held by this plan is the net result of share purchases and sales on the open stock market for compensation deferred into the plan and for distributions to terminated employees. The Company does not issue new common shares for purposes of the non-qualified deferred compensation plan. The Company used approximately $390,288 and $276,800 to purchase 39,487 and 29,021 common shares of the Company in the open stock market during the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, for either employee salary deferrals or Company contributions into the non-qualified deferred compensation plan. For fiscal year 2017, the Company estimates the Rabbi Trust for the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan will make net repurchases in the range of 45,000 to 50,000 common shares of the Company. The Company does not currently repurchase its own common shares for any other purpose.

 

 
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NOTE 11 -  SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Six Months Ended

December 31

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Cash payments:

               

Interest

  $ 21     $ 23  

Income taxes

  $ 2,381     $ 4,650  
                 

Issuance of common shares as compensation

  $ 228     $ 113  

 

NOTE 12 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company is party to various negotiations, customer bankruptcies, and legal proceedings arising in the normal course of business. The Company provides reserves for these matters when a loss is probable and reasonably estimable. The Company does not disclose a range of potential loss because the likelihood of such a loss is remote. In the opinion of management, the ultimate disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows or liquidity.

 

The Company may occasionally issue a standby letter of credit in favor of third parties. As of December 31, 2016, there were no standby letter of credit agreements.

 

NOTE 13 – SEVERANCE COSTS

 

The Company recorded severance expense of $173,000 and $223,000 in the six months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This severance expense was related to reductions in staffing not related to plant restructuring. See further discussion of restructuring expenses in Note 14.

 

The activity in the Company’s accrued severance liability is as follows for the periods indicated:

 

 

   

Six

   

Six

   

Fiscal

 
   

Months Ended

   

Months Ended

   

Year Ended

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31,

   

December 31,

   

June 30,

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

2016

 
                         

Balance at beginning of the period

  $ 39     $ 379     $ 379  

Accrual of expense

    173       223       469  

Payments

    (205

)

    (314

)

    (742

)

Adjustments

    --       (58

)

    (67

)

Balance at end of the period

  $ 7     $ 230     $ 39  

 

 

NOTE 14 – RESTRUCTURING COSTS

 

On September 22, 2016, the Company announced plans to close its lighting facility in Kansas City, Kansas. The decision was based upon the market shift away from fluorescent and other technologies and the rapid movement to LED lighting which is produced at other LSI facilities. The Company expects to continue to meet the demand for products containing fluorescent light sources as long as these products are commercially viable. All operations at the Kansas City facility ceased prior to December 31, 2016. Total restructuring costs related to the closure of the Kansas City facility are expected to be approximately $900,000. These costs primarily include employee-related costs (primarily severance), the impairment of manufacturing equipment, plant shut down costs, costs related to the preparation of the facility for sale, legal costs, and other related costs. In addition, there was also an inventory write-down of $400,000 recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The write-down was related to inventory that was previously realizable until the decision in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 to shut down the Kanas City plant due to the planned curtailment of the manufacturing of fluorescent light fixtures. The Company owns the facility in Kansas City and expects to realize a gain when the facility is sold. The facility is presented on the balance sheet as an asset held for sale.

 

 
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The Company also announced the consolidation of the Beaverton, Oregon facility into other LSI facilities. The light assembly of products in the Beaverton facility was moved to the Company’s Columbus, Ohio facility, and administration and engineering functions were moved to the Company’s Cincinnati, Ohio facility. This consolidation was completed September 30, 2016. As a result of this consolidation, restructuring charges of $362,000 were recorded in the first half of fiscal 2017, with the majority of this representing the costs related to the remaining period of the facility’s lease and severance costs for employees who formerly worked in the Beaverton facility.

 

In November 2016, the Company announced the consolidation of the Woonsocket, Rhode Island manufacturing operation into its North Canton, Ohio operation. The manufacturing operations in Woonsocket ceased prior to December 31, 2016. The Company owns the facility in Woonsocket and expects to realize a gain when the facility is sold. The facility is presented on the balance sheet as an asset held for sale. Total restructuring costs related to the consolidation of the Woonsocket facility are expected to be approximately $300,000. These costs primarily include employee-related costs (severance), plant shut down costs, costs related to the preparation of the facility for sale, legal costs, and other related costs.

 

The following table presents information about restructuring costs for the periods indicated:

 

   

Three

   

Six Months

   

Total Expected

   

Total

 
   

Months Ended

   

Ended

   

to be Recognized

   

Fiscal 2017

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31,

   

December 31,

   

in Remainder of

   

Restructuring

 
   

2016

   

2016

   

Fiscal 2017

   

Expenses

 
                                 

Severance and other termination benefits

  $ 526     $ 691     $ 77     $ 768  

Lease obligation

    --       213       --       213  

Impairment of fixed assets and accelerated depreciation

    80       353       --       353  

Other

    91       96       132       228  

Total

  $ 697     $ 1,353     $ 209     $ 1,562  

 

 

Impairment and accelerated depreciation expense of $353,000 was recorded in the first half of fiscal 2017 related to machinery and equipment at the Kansas City and Beaverton facilities. There was no impairment expense related to the closure of the Woonsocket facility. Of the $353,000 of impairment and accelerated depreciation expense, $322,000 was recorded in the Lighting Segment and $31,000 was recorded in the Technology Segment. The fair value of the equipment evaluated for impairment was determined by comparing the future undiscounted cash flows to the carrying value of the assets. The future cash flows are from the remaining use of the assets as well as the cash flows expected to result from the future sale of the assets.

 

The following table presents restructuring costs incurred by line item in the consolidated statement of operations in which the costs are included:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31

   

December 31

 
   

2016

   

2016

 
                 

Cost of Goods Sold

  $ 640     $ 1,143  

Operating Expenses

    57       210  

Total

  $ 697     $ 1,353  

 

 
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The following table presents information about restructuring costs by segment for the periods indicated:

 

   

Three

   

Six Months

   

Total Expected

   

Total

 
   

Months Ended

   

Ended

   

to be Recognized

   

Fiscal 2017

 

(In thousands)

 

December 31,

   

December 31,

   

In Remainder of

   

Restructuring

 
   

2016

   

2016

   

Fiscal 2017

   

Expenses

 
                                 

Lighting Segment

  $ 479     $ 770     $ 130     $ 900  

Graphics Segment

    221       221       79       300  

Technology Segment

    (3

)