UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

 

Commission File Number 0-04041

 

 

 

ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Colorado

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

84-0518115
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
495 Commerce Drive, Amherst, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
14228
(Zip Code)

 

(716) 242-8634

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock AMOT NASDAQ

 

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 ninety (90) days. Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes x No ¨

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer x Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting
company ¨
Emerging growth
company ¨

 

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

 

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

 

Number of Shares of the only class of Common Stock outstanding: 9,734,550 as of May 6, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
INDEX

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION Page No.
   
  Item 1. Financial Statements  
   
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – Unaudited 1
   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income – Unaudited 2
   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity – Unaudited 3
   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Unaudited 4
   
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - Unaudited 5
   
  Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 19
   
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 24
   
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures 25
   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
   
  Item 1A. Risk Factors 26
   
  Item 5. Other Information 26
   
  Item 6. Exhibits 26

 

 

 

 

ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

  

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Assets          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $20,383   $13,416 
Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $462 and $405 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   55,420    44,429 
Inventories   60,090    53,385 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   4,858    4,413 
Total current assets   140,751    115,643 
Property, plant and equipment, net   52,973    53,008 
Deferred income taxes   650    490 
Intangible assets, net   68,287    62,497 
Goodwill   59,082    52,935 
Right of use assets   18,221    16,420 
Other long-term assets   4,026    4,835 
Total Assets  $343,990   $305,828 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $31,299   $23,640 
Accrued liabilities   22,024    23,001 
Total current liabilities   53,323    46,641 
Long-term debt   136,244    109,765 
Deferred income taxes   5,120    3,399 
Pension and post-retirement obligations   5,115    5,139 
Right of use liabilities   14,684    13,715 
Other long-term liabilities   7,811    7,975 
Total liabilities   222,297    186,634 
Stockholders’ Equity:          
Common stock, no par value, authorized 50,000 shares; 9,711 and 9,599 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   39,406    37,136 
Preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share, authorized 5,000 shares;
    no shares issued or outstanding
   -    - 
Retained earnings   96,334    92,589 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (14,047)   (10,531)
Total stockholders’ equity   121,693    119,194 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $343,990   $305,828 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

  

   For the three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Revenues  $92,382   $93,896 
Cost of goods sold   64,340    66,234 
Gross profit   28,042    27,662 
Operating costs and expenses:          
Selling   4,243    4,093 
General and administrative   9,162    8,950 
Engineering and development   6,234    5,807 
Business development   247    53 
Amortization of intangible assets   1,441    1,432 
Total operating costs and expenses   21,327    20,335 
Operating income   6,715    7,327 
Other expense (income):          
Interest expense   1,054    1,180 
Other expense (income), net   59    (18)
Total other expense, net   1,113    1,162 
Income before income taxes   5,602    6,165 
Provision for income taxes   (1,567)   (1,695)
Net income  $4,035   $4,470 
           
Basic earnings per share:          
Earnings per share  $0.43   $0.48 
Basic weighted average common shares   9,453    9,340 
Diluted earnings per share:          
Earnings per share  $0.42   $0.48 
Diluted weighted average common shares   9,516    9,375 
           
Net income  $4,035   $4,470 
           
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (2,428)   (887)
Income (loss) on derivatives   (1,088)   (262)
Comprehensive income  $519   $3,321 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   Common Stock             
   Shares   Amount   Unamortized Cost
of Equity Awards
   Common Stock
and Paid-in
Capital
   Retained
Earnings
   Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Total
Stockholders'
Equity
 
Balances, December 31, 2019   9,599   $41,642   $(4,506)  $37,136   $92,589   $(10,531)  $119,194 
Stock transactions under employee benefitstock plans   32    1,252         1,252              1,252 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of forfeitures   104    3,574    (3,089)   485              485 
Stock compensation expense             789    789              789 
Shares withheld for payment of employee payroll taxes   (24)   (256)        (256)             (256)
Foreign currency translation adjustments                            (2,428)   (2,428)
Accumulated income (loss) on derivatives                            (1,432)   (1,432)
Tax effect of derivative transactions                            344    344 
Net income                       4,035         4,035 
Dividends to stockholders - $.03                       (290)        (290)
Balances, March 31, 2020   9,711   $46,212   $(6,806)  $39,406   $96,334   $(14,047)  $121,693 

 

 

   Common Stock             
   Shares   Amount   Unamortized Cost
of Equity Awards
   Common Stock
and Paid-in
Capital
   Retained
Earnings
   Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Total
Stockholders'
Equity
 
Balances, December 31, 2018   9,485   $36,779   $(3,166)  $33,613   $76,718   $(8,518)  $101,813 
Stock transactions under employee benefit stock plans   27    1,088         1,088              1,088 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of forfeitures   96    4,059    (3,729)   330              330 
Stock compensation expense             596    596              596 
Shares withheld for payment of employee payroll taxes   (1)   (63)        (63)             (63)
Foreign currency translation adjustments                            (887)   (887)
Accumulated income (loss) on derivatives                            (343)   (343)
Tax effect of derivative transactions                            81    81 
Net income                       4,470         4,470 
Dividends to stockholders - $.03                       (287)        (287)
Balances, March 31, 2019   9,607   $41,863   $(6,299)  $35,564   $80,901   $(9,667)  $106,798 

  

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:          
Net income  $4,035   $4,470 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities          
Depreciation and amortization   3,750    3,659 
Deferred income taxes   (488)   (297)
Stock compensation expense   789    674 
Debt issue cost amortization recorded in interest expense   38    43 
Other   72    347 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:          
Trade receivables   (7,463)   (10,941)
Inventories   (3,978)   1,291 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   275    (161)
Accounts payable   3,043    490 
Accrued liabilities   (3,039)   (2,014)
Net cash used in operating activities   (2,966)   (2,439)
           
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:          
Purchase of property and equipment   (1,696)   (2,505)
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (14,541)   - 
Net cash used in investing activities   (16,237)   (2,505)
           
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:          
Borrowings on long term debt   26,979    6,568 
Dividends paid to stockholders   -    - 
Payment of debt issuance costs   (401)   - 
Stock transactions under employee benefit stock plans   (256)   (63)
Net cash provided by financing activities   26,322    6,505 
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash   (152)   (50)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   6,967    1,511 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   13,416    8,673 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $20,383   $10,184 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

1.BASIS OF PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION

 

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (“Allied Motion” or the “Company”) is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling controlled motion solutions, which include integrated system solutions as well as individual controlled motion products, to a broad spectrum of customers throughout the world primarily for the industrial, automotive, medical, and aerospace and defense markets.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The assets and liabilities of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries are translated into U.S. dollars using end of period exchange rates. Changes in reported amounts of assets and liabilities of foreign subsidiaries that occur as a result of changes in exchange rates between foreign subsidiaries’ functional currencies and the U.S. dollar are included in foreign currency translation adjustment. Foreign currency translation adjustment is included in other comprehensive loss, a component of stockholders’ equity in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of stockholders’ equity. Revenue and expense transactions use an average rate prevailing during the month of the related transaction. Transaction gains and losses that arise from exchange rate fluctuations on transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of each of the Technology Units (“TUs”) are included in the results of operations as incurred.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and include all adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements which are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The Company believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. The financial data for the interim periods may not necessarily be indicative of results to be expected for the year.

 

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions. Such estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as well as disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

It is suggested that the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes to such statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 that was previously filed by the Company.

 

2.ACQUISITIONS

 

Dynamic Controls

 

On March 7, 2020, the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of the Dynamic Controls Group (“Dynamic Controls”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Invacare Corporation, a market-leading designer and manufacturer of equipment for the medical mobility and rehabilitation markets. The purchase price was funded using borrowings under the Amended Revolving Facility (Note 10). The purchase price is subject to adjustments based on a determination of closing net working capital.

 

Dynamic Controls brings strong leadership and a very experienced electronics and software engineering design team, providing market leading electronic control solutions and products that will further strengthen the Company’s medical market position, as well as enable it to further develop higher level solutions with embedded electronics across our other major served markets.

 

The Company incurred $247 of transaction costs related to the acquisition of Dynamic Controls in the three months ended March 31, 2020, which are included in business development expenses on the condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income. The Company accounted for the acquisition pursuant to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805, “Business Combinations.”

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

The preliminary allocation of the purchase price paid for Dynamic Controls is based on estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed of Dynamic Controls as of March 7, 2020 is as follows (in thousands):

 

Cash and cash equivalents  $11,437 
Accounts receivable   4,129 
Inventory   3,329 
Other assets, net   769 
Property, plant and equipment   1,185 
Right of use assets   2,692 
Intangible assets   7,800 
Goodwill   6,820 
Current liabilities   (7,269)
Lease liabilities   (2,707)
Net deferred income tax liabilities   (2,207)
Total purchase consideration  $25,978 

 

The allocation of the purchase price is preliminary as the valuation of both the tangible and identifiable intangible assets and liabilities is being finalized.

 

The intangible assets acquired consist of customer lists, technology and a trade name, which are being amortized over 16, 13 and 18 years, respectively. Goodwill generated in the acquisition is related to the assembled workforce, synergies between Allied Motion’s other operations and Dynamic Controls that are expected to occur as a result of the combined engineering knowledge, the ability of each of the operations to integrate each other’s products into more fully integrated system solutions and Allied Motion’s ability to utilize Dynamic Controls’ management knowledge in providing complementary product offerings to the Company’s customers.

 

The operating results of this acquisition are included in our condensed consolidated financial statements beginning on the date of the acquisition. Included within the condensed consolidated statement of income and comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2020, revenues related to Dynamic Controls were $2,500 and earnings related to the operations of Dynamic Controls were $125. Unaudited pro forma revenues, assuming the acquisition occurred on January 1, 2019, would have been $97,500 and $101,900 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Pro forma earnings and diluted earnings per share are not materially different than actual reported results for each of those periods due to the inclusion of purchase accounting adjustments. The pro forma amounts do not reflect adjustments for anticipated operating efficiencies that the Company expects to achieve as a result of this acquisition. The pro forma financial information is for informational purposes only and does not purport to present what the Company’s results would actually have been had these transactions actually occurred on the date presented or to project the combined company’s results of operations or financial position for any future period.

 

The goodwill resulting from the Dynamic Controls acquisition is not tax deductible.

 

3.REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

Performance Obligations

 

Performance Obligations Satisfied at a Point in Time

 

The Company considers control of most products to transfer at a single point in time when control is transferred to the customer, generally when the products are shipped in accordance with an agreement and/or purchase order. Control is defined as the ability to direct the use of and obtain substantially all of the remaining benefits of the product.

 

The Company satisfies its performance obligations under a contract with a customer by transferring goods and services in exchange for monetary consideration from the customer. The Company considers the customer’s purchase order, and the Company’s corresponding sales order acknowledgment as the contract with the customer. For some customers, control, and a sale, is transferred at a point in time when the product is delivered to a customer. Sales, value add, and other taxes we collect concurrent with revenue-producing activities are excluded from revenue.

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Nature of Goods and Services

 

The Company sells component and integrated controlled motion solutions to end customers and original equipment manufacturers (“OEM’s”) through the Company’s own direct sales force and authorized manufacturers’ representatives and distributors.  The Company’s products include brush and brushless DC motors, brushless servo and torque motors, coreless DC motors, integrated brushless motor-drives, gearmotors, gearing, modular digital servo drives, motion controllers, incremental and absolute optical encoders, active and passive filters for power quality and harmonic issues, and other controlled motion-related products. The Company’s target markets include Vehicle, Medical, Aerospace & Defense and Industrial. 

 

Determining the Transaction Price

 

The majority of the Company’s contracts have an original duration of less than one year. For these contracts, the Company applies the practical expedient and therefore does not consider the effects of the time value of money. For multiyear contracts, the Company uses judgment to determine whether there is a significant financing component. These contracts are generally those in which the customer has made an up-front payment. Contracts that management determines to include a significant financing component are discounted at the Company’s incremental borrowing rate. The Company incurs interest expense and accrues a contract liability. As the Company satisfies performance obligations and recognizes revenue from these contracts, interest expense is recognized simultaneously. Management does not have any contracts that include a significant financing component as of March 31, 2020.

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

 

The Company disaggregates revenue from contracts with customers into geographical regions and target markets. The Company determines that disaggregating revenue into these categories achieves the disclosure objective to depict how the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. As noted in the Segment Information footnote, the Company’s business consists of one reportable segment. The revenues by geography in the table below are revenues derived from the Company’s foreign subsidiaries as provided in Note 18. A reconciliation of disaggregated revenue to segment revenue as well as revenue by geographical regions is provided in Note 18.

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
Target Market  2020   2019 
Vehicle  $28,055   $33,596 
Industrial   33,351    31,311 
Medical   14,551    12,410 
Aerospace & Defense   11,142    11,253 
Other   5,283    5,326 
Total  $92,382   $93,896 

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
Geography  2020   2019 
United States  $56,369   $59,314 
Europe   33,133    34,167 
Other   2,880    415 
Total  $92,382   $93,896 

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Contract Balances

 

When the timing of the Company’s delivery of product is different from the timing of the payments made by customers, the Company recognizes either a contract asset (performance precedes customer payment) or a contract liability (customer payment precedes performance). Typically, contracts are paid in arrears and are recognized as receivables after the Company considers whether a significant financing component exists.

 

The opening and closing balances of the Company’s contract liabilities are as follows (in thousands):

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Contract liabilities in accrued liabilities  $481   $454 
Contract liabilities in other long-term liabilities   286    - 
   $767   $454 

 

The difference between the opening and closing balances of the Company’s contract liabilities primarily results from the timing difference between the Company’s performance and the customer’s payment.

 

Significant Payment Terms

 

The Company’s contracts with its customers state the final terms of the sale, including the description, quantity, and price of each product or service purchased. Payments are typically due in full within 30-60 days of delivery. Since the customer agrees to a stated rate and price in the contract that do not vary over the contract, the majority of contracts do not contain variable consideration.

 

Returns, Refunds, and Warranties

 

In the normal course of business, the Company does not accept product returns unless the item is defective as manufactured. The Company establishes provisions for estimated returns and warranties. All contracts include a standard warranty clause to guarantee that the product complies with agreed specifications.

 

4.INVENTORIES

 

Inventories include costs of materials, direct labor and manufacturing overhead, and are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out basis) or net realizable value, as follows (in thousands):

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Parts and raw materials  $39,901   $35,849 
Work-in-process   7,563    6,951 
Finished goods   12,626    10,585 
    60,090    53,385 

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

5.PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property, plant and equipment is classified as follows (in thousands):

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Land  $972   $977 
Building and improvements   13,502    13,366 
Machinery, equipment, tools and dies   75,077    73,894 
Furniture, fixtures and other   16,201    15,797 
    105,752    104,034 
Less accumulated depreciation   (52,779)   (51,026)
Property, plant and equipment, net  $52,973   $53,008 

 

Depreciation expense was approximately $2,309 and $2,227 for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

6.GOODWILL

 

The change in the carrying amount of goodwill for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and year ended December 31, 2019 is as follows (in thousands):

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Beginning balance  $52,935   $52,639 
Goodwill acquired (Note 2)   6,820    - 
Adjustments to goodwill acquired   -    614 
Effect of foreign currency translation   (673)   (318)
Ending balance  $59,082   $52,935 

 

7.INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

Intangible assets on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets consist of the following (in thousands):

 

      March 31, 2020   December 31, 2019 
   Life  Gross
Amount
   Accumulated
amortization
   Net
Book
Value
   Gross
Amount
   Accumulated
amortization
   Net
Book
Value
 
Customer lists  8 - 17 years  $68,342   $(20,258)  $48,084   $64,314   $(19,311)  $45,003 
Trade name  10 - 19 years   13,607    (4,314)   9,293    12,222    (4,114)   8,108 
Design and technologies  10 - 15 years   14,625    (3,727)   10,898    12,927    (3,554)   9,373 
Patents  17 years   24    (12)   12    24    (11)   13 
Total     $96,598   $(28,311)  $68,287   $89,487   $(26,990)  $62,497 

 

Intangible assets resulting from the acquisition of Dynamic Controls were approximately $7,800 (Note 2). The intangible assets acquired consist of a customer list, a trade name and technology.

 

Amortization expense for intangible assets was $1,441 and $1,432 for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

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ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

UNAUDITED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Estimated future intangible asset amortization expense as of March 31, 2020 is as follows (in thousands):

 

   Estimated Amortization Expense 
Remainder of 2020  $4,456 
2021   5,905 
2022   5,948 
2023   5,949 
2024   5,625 
Thereafter   40,404 
Total estimated amortization expense  $68,287 

 

8.STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

Stock Incentive Plans

 

The Company’s Stock Incentive Plans provide for the granting of stock awards, including restricted stock, stock options and stock appreciation rights, to employees and non-employees, including directors of the Company.

 

Restricted Stock

 

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, 105,864 shares of unvested restricted stock were awarded at a weighted average market value of $34.00. Of the restricted shares granted, 75,592 shares have performance-based vesting conditions. The value of the shares is amortized to compensation expense over the related service period, which is normally three years, or over the estimated performance period. Shares of unvested restricted stock are generally forfeited if a recipient leaves the Company before the vesting date. Shares that are forfeited become available for future awards.

 

The following is a summary of restricted stock activity for the quarter ended March 31, 2020:

 

   Number of shares 
Outstanding at beginning of period   186,702 
Awarded   105,864 
Vested   (62,139)
Forfeited   (1,975)
Outstanding at end of period   228,452 

 

Stock based compensation expense, net of forfeitures, of $789 and $674 was recorded for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

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9.ACCRUED LIABILITIES

 

Accrued liabilities consist of the following (in thousands):

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Compensation and fringe benefits  $8,584   $12,967 
Warranty reserve   1,460    1,075 
Income taxes payable   3,452    2,231 
Right of use liabilities   3,734    3,203 
Other accrued expenses   4,794    3,525 
   $22,024   $23,001 

 

10.DEBT OBLIGATIONS

 

Debt obligations consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

Long-term Debt     March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Revolving Credit Facility, long-term  (1)  $136,927   $110,085 
Unamortized debt issuance costs      (683)   (320)
Long-term debt     $136,244   $109,765 
 
 
             

(1)  The effective rate of the Revolver is 2.89% at March 31, 2020.        

 

Amended Revolving Credit Facility

 

On February 12, 2020, the Company entered into a First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amended Credit Agreement”) for a $225 million revolving credit facility (the “Amended Revolving Facility”). The significant changes made to the Company’s prior credit facility by the Amended Credit Agreement include (i) increasing the maximum principal amount from $175 million to $225 million, (ii) providing for a $75 million accordion amount, (iii) decreasing certain interest-rate margins and fees, and (iv) extending the term to February 2025 from the original term of October 2021. HSBC Bank USA, National Association is the administrative agent, and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., KeyBank National Association, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Citizens Bank, N.A. are joint lead arrangers.

 

Borrowings under the Amended Revolving Facility bear interest at the LIBOR Rate (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) plus a margin of 1.00% to 1.75% or the Prime Rate (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) plus a margin of 0% to 0.75%, in each case depending on the Company’s ratio of total funded indebtedness (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) to Consolidated trailing twelve-month EBITDA (the “Total Leverage Ratio”). At March 31, 2020, the applicable margin for LIBOR Rate borrowings was 1.5% and the applicable margin for Prime Rate borrowings was 0.5%. In addition, the Company is required to pay a commitment fee of between 0.10% and 0.225% quarterly (currently 0.175%) on the unused portion of the Amended Revolving Facility, also based on the Company’s Total Leverage Ratio. The Amended Revolving Facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s non-realty assets and is fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement contains certain financial covenants related to minimum interest coverage and total leverage ratio at the end of each quarter. The Amended Credit Agreement also includes other covenants and restrictions, including limits on the amount of additional indebtedness, and restrictions on the Company’s ability to merge or sell all or substantially all of its assets. The Company was in compliance with all covenants at March 31, 2020.

 

As of March 31, 2020, the unused Amended Revolving Facility was approximately $88,073.  The amount available to borrow may be reduced based upon our debt and EBITDA levels, which impacts our covenant calculations.

 

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Other

 

The China Credit Facility provides credit of approximately $1,411 (Chinese Renminbi 10,000) (“the China Facility”). The China Facility is a demand revolving facility used for working capital and capital equipment needs at the Company’s China operations. The term is annual and may be cancelled at the bank’s discretion. The interest rate is 110% of the applicable PBOC Benchmark Lending Rate. Collateral for the facility is a guarantee issued by the Company. There have been no borrowings during 2020 and there is no balance in the China Facility at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

11.DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

The Company is exposed to certain risks arising from both its business operations and economic conditions. The Company principally manages its exposures to a wide variety of business and operational risks through management of its core business activities. The Company manages economic risks, including interest rate, and foreign exchange risk primarily through the use of derivative financial instruments. Specifically, the Company enters into derivative financial instruments to manage exposures that arise from business activities that result in the payment of future known and uncertain cash amounts, the value of which are determined by interest rates. The Company’s derivative financial instruments are used to manage differences in the amount, timing and duration of the Company’s known or expected cash payments principally related to the Company’s borrowings.

 

The Company’s objectives in using interest rate derivatives are to add stability to interest expense and to manage its exposure to interest rate movements. To accomplish this objective, the Company primarily uses interest rate swaps as part of its interest rate risk management strategy. Interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges involve the receipt of variable amounts from a counterparty in exchange for the Company making fixed-rate payments over the life of the agreements without exchange of the underlying notional amount. In February 2017, the Company entered into three interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $40,000 that mature in February 2022. In March 2020, the Company entered into two additional interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $20,000 that increases to $60,000 in March 2022 and matures in December 2024.

 

The changes in the fair value of derivatives designated and that qualify as cash flow hedges is recorded in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) and is subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged forecasted transaction affects earnings. During 2020 and 2019, such derivatives were used to hedge the variable cash flows associated with existing variable-rate debt.

 

The Company estimates that an additional $774 will be reclassified as an increase to interest expense over the next twelve months. Additionally, the Company does not use derivatives for trading or speculative purposes and currently does not have any derivatives that are not designated as hedges.

 

The table below presents the fair value of the Company’s derivative financial instruments as well as their classification on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 (in thousands):

 

      Asset Derivatives      Liability Derivatives 
      Fair value as of:      Fair value as of: 
Derivatives designated as
hedging instruments
  Balance Sheet Location  March 31,
2020
   December 31, 2019   Balance Sheet Location  March 31,
2020
   December 31, 2019 
Interest rate products  Other long-term assets  $-   $-   Other long-term liabilities  $1,795   $363 

 

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The tables below present the effect of cash flow hedge accounting on other comprehensive income (loss) (OCI) for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):

 

   Amount of gain (loss) recognized in OCI
on derivative
 
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships  Three months ended March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Interest rate products  $(1,112)  $(210)

 

 

   Amount of (gain) loss reclassified from
accumulated OCI into income
 
Location of (gain) loss reclassified from accumulated OCI into income  Three months ended March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Interest expense  $31   $(52)

 

The table below presents the effect of the Company’s derivative financial instruments on the condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

      Total amounts of income and expense line items
presented that reflect the effects of cash flow
hedges recorded
 
   Income Statement  Three months ended March 31, 
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments  Location  2020   2019 
Interest rate products  Interest Expense  $1,054   $1,180 

 

The tables below present a gross presentation, the effects of offsetting, and a net presentation of the Company’s derivatives as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. The net amounts of derivative assets or liabilities can be reconciled to the tabular disclosure of fair value. The tabular disclosure of fair value provides the location that derivative assets and liabilities are presented in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

   Gross   Gross amounts
offset in the
 
   Net amounts of
liabilities presented in
   Gross amounts not offset in the condensed consolidated
balance sheets
 
As of March 31, 2020  amounts of
recognized
liabilities
   condensed
consolidated
balance sheets
   the condensed
consolidated balance
sheets
   Financial
instruments
   Cash collateral
received
   Net amount 
Derivatives  $1,795   $          -   $1,795   $              -   $             -   $1,795 

 

   Gross   Gross amounts
offset in the
   Net amounts of
liabilities presented in
   Gross amounts not offset in the condensed consolidated
balance sheets
 
As of December 31, 2019  amounts of
recognized
liabilities
   condensed
consolidated
balance sheets
   the condensed
consolidated balance
sheets
   Financial
instruments
   Cash collateral
received
   Net amount 
Derivatives  $363   $             -   $363   $           -   $            -   $363 

 

The Company has agreements with each of its derivative counterparties that contain a provision where if the Company either defaults or is capable of being declared in default on any of its indebtedness, then the Company could also be declared in default on its derivative obligations.

 

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12.FAIR VALUE

 

Authoritative guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.

 

The guidance establishes a framework for measuring fair value which utilizes observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the Company’s market assumptions. Preference is given to observable inputs.

 

These two types of inputs create the following three-level fair value hierarchy:

 

  Level 1: Quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
  Level 2: Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs or significant value drivers are observable.
  Level 3:

Significant inputs to the valuation model that are unobservable.

 

The Company’s financial assets and liabilities include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, debt obligations, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities. The carrying amounts reported in the condensed consolidated balance sheets for these assets approximate fair value because of the immediate or short-term maturities of these financial instruments.

 

The following tables presents the Company’s financial assets that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, by level within the fair value hierarchy (in thousands):

 

   March 31, 2020 
   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
Assets (liabilities)               
Pension plan assets  $5,002   $-   $- 
Other long-term assets   3,884    -    - 
Interest rate swaps   -    (1,795)   - 

 

   December 31, 2019 
   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
Assets (liabilities)               
Pension plan assets  $6,099   $-   $- 
Other long-term assets   4,690    -    - 
Interest rate swaps   -    (363)   - 

 

13.INCOME TAXES

 

The income tax provision for interim periods is determined using an estimate of the annual effective tax rate, adjusted for discrete items, if any, that are taken into account in the relevant period.  Each quarter, the estimate of the annual effective tax rate is updated, and if the estimated effective tax rate changes, a cumulative adjustment is made.  There is a potential for volatility of the effective tax rate due to several factors, including changes in the mix of the pre-tax income and the jurisdictions to which it relates, changes in tax laws, settlements with taxing authorities and foreign currency fluctuations. 

 

The effective income tax rate as a percentage of income before income taxes was 28.0% and 27.5% in the first quarter 2020 and 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate is net of discrete tax provision of 0.3% and benefit of (1.8%), rate for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019 respectively, related primarily to the recognition of excess tax provision and benefit for share-based payment awards.

 

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(In thousands, except per share data)

 

The effective rate before discrete items varies from the statutory rate primarily due to differences in state taxes, the impact of international tax provisions in the US, the difference in foreign tax rates and the mix of foreign and domestic income. The increase in the effective income tax rate as a percentage of income before income taxes from first quarter 2019 to 2020 is a result of limited deductibility of Executive Compensation and Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income, both of which are on-going provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was enacted on December 22, 2017.

 

14.LEASES

 

The Company has operating leases for office space, manufacturing equipment, computer equipment and automobiles. Many leases include one or more options to renew, some of which include options to extend the leases for a long-term period, and some leases include options to terminate the leases within 30 days. In certain of the Company’s lease agreements, the rental payments are adjusted periodically to reflect actual charges incurred for capital area maintenance, utilities, inflation and/or changes in other indexes.

 

The components of operating lease expense were as follows (in thousands):

 

   March 31,
2020
   March 31,
2019
 
Fixed operating lease expense  $1,028   $1,016 
Variable operating lease expense   231    39 
   $1,259   $1,055 

 

Supplemental cash flow information related to the Company’s operating leases for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was as follows (in thousands):

 

   For the three months ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating leases  $1,001   $1,031 
ROU assets obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations  $2,710   $122 
ROU assets recorded upon adoption of ASC 842  $-   $20,344 

 

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The following table presents the lease balances within the condensed consolidated balance sheet, weighted average remaining lease term, and weighted average discount rates related to the Company’s operating leases as of March 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands except for the weighted average remaining lease term and weighted average discount rate):

      Three months ended 
Lease assets and liabilities  Classification  March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Assets:           
Right of use assets   Other long-term assets  $18,221   $16,420 
              
Liabilities:             
Current             
Right of use liabilities, current   Accrued liabilities  $3,734   $3,203 
Long-term             
Right of use liabilities, long-term   Other long-term liabilities   14,684    13,715 
Total ROU lease liabilities     $18,418   $16,918 
              
Weighted average remaining lease term      7.71    8.27 
Weighted average discount rate      2.80%   2.91%

 

The following table presents the maturity of the Company’s operating lease liabilities as of March 31, 2020 (in thousands):

 

Remaining 2020  $3,078 
2021   3,568 
2022   2,779 
2023   2,425 
2024   2,010 
2025   1,991 
Thereafter   4,333 
Total undiscounted cash flows   20,184 
Less: present value discount   (1,766)
Total lease liabilities  $18,418 

 

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had no additional significant operating or finance leases that had not yet commenced.

 

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15.ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (“AOCI”) for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is comprised of the following (in thousands):

 

   Defined Benefit Plan Liability   Cash Flow Hedges   Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment   Total 
At December 31, 2019  $(1,628)  $(277)  $(8,626)  $(10,531)
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges   -    (1,119)   -    (1,119)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI   -    31    -    31 
Foreign currency translation loss   -    -    (2,428)   (2,428)
At March 31, 2020  $(1,628)  $(1,365)  $(11,054)  $(14,047)

 

   Defined Benefit Plan Liability   Cash Flow Hedges   Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment   Total 
At December 31, 2018  $(1,006)  $434   $(7,946)  $(8,518)
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges   -    (210)   -    (210)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI   -    (52)   -    (52)
Foreign currency translation loss   -    -    (887)   (887)
At March 31, 2019  $(1,006)  $172   $(8,833)  $(9,667)

 

The realized losses relating to the Company’s interest rate swap hedges were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and included in interest expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income.

 

16.DIVIDENDS PER SHARE

 

The Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share in the first quarter of 2020 and 2019. Total dividends declared were $290 and $287 in the first quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively. The declared dividends were paid in April 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

17.EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding are as follows:

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   9,453    9,340 
Dilutive effect of equity awards   63    35 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   9,516    9,375 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the anti-dilutive common shares excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share were immaterial.

 

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18.SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

The Company operates in one segment for the manufacture and marketing of controlled motion products for original equipment manufacturers and end user applications. The Company’s chief operating decision maker has been identified as the Chief Executive Officer and President, who reviews operating results to make decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance for the entire Company. Existing guidance, which is based on a management approach to segment reporting, establishes requirements to report selected segment information quarterly and to report annually entity-wide disclosures about products and services in which the entity holds material assets and reports revenue.

 

Financial information related to the foreign subsidiaries is summarized below (in thousands):

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Revenues derived from foreign subsidiaries  $36,013   $34,579 

 

Identifiable foreign assets were $123,749 and $95,777 as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

Revenues derived from foreign subsidiaries and identifiable assets outside of the United States are primarily attributable to Europe.

 

Sales to customers outside of the United States by all subsidiaries were $43,389 and $43,680 during the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

For first quarter 2020 and 2019, one customer accounted for 13% and 16% of revenues, respectively. As of March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019 this customer represented 13% and 20% of trade receivables, respectively.

 

19.RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

Recently adopted accounting pronouncements

 

In June 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This guidance requires the measurement of all expected credit losses for financial assets held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts. This guidance also requires enhanced disclosures regarding significant estimates and judgments used in estimating credit losses. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2020 applying the modified retrospective approach and the adoption did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. The guidance in ASU 2017-04 eliminates the requirement to determine the fair value of individual assets and liabilities of a reporting unit to measure goodwill impairment. Under the amendments in the new ASU, goodwill impairment testing will be performed by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit with its carrying amount and recognizing an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value. ASU 2017-04 is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted this standard on January 1, 2020 on a prospective basis and the adoption did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), which modifies the disclosures on fair value measurements by removing the requirement to disclose the amount and reasons for transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy and the policy for timing of such transfers. The ASU expands the disclosure requirements for Level 3 fair value measurements, primarily focused on changes in unrealized gains and losses included in other comprehensive income (loss). The ASU is effective for public entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company has not historically had any transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 or assets or liabilities measured at fair value under Level 3. The Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2020 on a prospective basis and the adoption did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. This guidance provides relief for impacted areas as it relates to impending reference rate reform and contains optional expedients and exceptions for applying US GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships, and other areas or transactions, subject to meeting certain criteria, that are impacted by reference rate reform. This ASU is effective upon issuance for all entities and elections of certain optional expedients are required to apply the provisions of the guidance. The Company adopted this ASU effective January 1, 2020 on a prospective basis, and at this time the Company is electing the expedient codified in ASC 848-50-25-2 to continue to assert probability of hedged interest payments, regardless of any expected future modification in terms related to reference rate reform. Should the Company elect further optional expedients as it relates to reference rate reform, disclosure of those elections will be done in the fiscal period in which the elections are made. The adoption did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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

 

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate, or imply future results, performance, or achievements, and may contain the word “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” “should” or words or phrases of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the expected results described in the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those associated with: the domestic and foreign general business and economic conditions in the markets we serve, including political and currency risks and adverse changes in local legal and regulatory environments; the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, including impacts of the pandemic and of businesses’ and governments’ responses to the pandemic on our operations and personnel, and on commercial activity and demand across our and our customers’ businesses, and on global supply chains; our inability to predict the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic and related impacts will continue to adversely impact our business operations, financial performance, results of operations, financial position, the prices of our securities and the achievement of our strategic objectives: the introduction of new technologies and the impact of competitive products; the ability to protect the Company’s intellectual property; our ability to sustain, manage or forecast its growth and product acceptance to accurately align capacity with demand; the continued success of our customers and the ability to realize the full amounts reflected in our order backlog as revenue; the loss of significant customers or the enforceability of the Company’s contracts in connection with a merger, acquisition, disposition, bankruptcy, or otherwise; our ability to meet the technical specifications of our customers; the performance of subcontractors or suppliers and the continued availability of parts and components; changes in government regulations; the availability of financing and our access to capital markets, borrowings, or financial transactions to hedge certain risks; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel who can design new applications and products for the motion industry; the ability to implement our corporate strategies designed for growth and improvement in profits including to identify and consummate favorable acquisitions to support external growth and the development of new technologies; the ability to successfully integrate an acquired business into our business model without substantial costs, delays, or problems; our the ability to control costs, including the establishment and operation of low cost region manufacturing and component sourcing capabilities; and the additional risk factors discussed under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in Part II of this report and in the Company’s Annual Report in Form 10-K. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for us to predict the occurrence of those matters or the manner in which they may affect us. The Company has no obligation or intent to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor can it assess the impact of all such risk factors on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. The Company’s expectations, beliefs and projections are believed to have a reasonable basis; however, the Company makes no assurance that expectations, beliefs or projections will be achieved.

 

Overview

 

We are a global company that designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty controlled motion components and systems used in a broad range of industries. Our target markets include Vehicle, Medical, Aerospace & Defense, and Industrial. We are headquartered in Amherst, NY, and have operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We are known worldwide for our expertise in electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology. We sell component and integrated controlled motion solutions to end customers and OEMs through our own direct sales force and authorized manufacturers’ representatives and distributors. Our products include brush and brushless DC motors, brushless servo and torque motors, coreless DC motors, integrated brushless motor-drives, gearmotors, gearing, modular digital servo drives, motion controllers, incremental and absolute optical encoders, active and passive filters for power quality and harmonic issues, and other controlled motion-related products.

 

Business Environment

 

The ongoing outbreak of the novel strain of Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has resulted, and will continue to result, in significant economic disruption and has and will adversely affect our business, including our supply chain and operations. We also have experienced, and expect to continue to experience, reductions in customer demand in several of our served markets, primarily Vehicle. We expect that the social distancing measures, the reduced operational status of our suppliers and reductions in production at certain facilities will more meaningfully impact our operations in the second quarter, and general business uncertainty will continue to negatively impact demand in several of our served markets in the second quarter, and possibly beyond. During the first quarter of 2020, the impact of COVID-19 on our operations was most pronounced in North America, where we experienced interruption of our operations due to weakening demand and supply chain difficulties.

 

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In response to the worldwide outbreak, we have taken proactive, aggressive action to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and suppliers. We enacted rigorous safety measures in all of our sites, including implementing social distancing protocols, requiring working from home for those employees that do not need to be physically present on the manufacturing floor or in a lab to perform their work, suspending travel, implementing temperature checks at the entrances to our facilities, extensively and frequently disinfecting our workspaces and providing masks to those employees who must be physically present. We expect to continue to implement these measures and we may take further actions as government authorities require or recommend or as we determine to be in the best interests of our employees, customers, partners and suppliers.

 

We are approaching our response to the current landscape with a recognition that our Company provides essential and important products that our customers rely on to address this crisis. We manufacture and deliver critical motion control components, including electronic drives, motors and control assemblies to manufacturers of medical equipment including respirators, ventilators, infusion pumps, medical fluid pumps and other breathing assist equipment required to care for patients with respiratory issues including the coronavirus. We have also been a long-term, qualified supplier to leading medical device manufacturers of ventilators and respirators around the world.

 

Global capacity to produce ventilators has increased significantly and we are a reliable supplier of the critical motion control components it requires.

 

We also provide solutions to suppliers of other types of medical equipment including surgical tools and equipment, surgical robots, diagnostic equipment, test equipment, patient mobility and rehabilitation equipment, hospital beds and mobile equipment carts. The Company rapidly deployed resources to increase production capacity to meet the recent surge in demand for certain types of medical products, related to combatting the COVID-19 virus.

 

Our worldwide locations are considered to be essential suppliers to our customers and therefore most of our locations have remained substantially operational during the outbreak while implementing the enhanced safety procedures. Our facility in China was shut down for a small portion of the first quarter and is fully operational currently.

 

We took actions in the first quarter to strengthen our liquidity and financial condition. In February 2020, we renewed and increased our revolving credit facility (“Amended Revolving Facility”) to $225 million through February 2025 (refer to Note 10, “Debt Obligations” from our condensed consolidated financial statements). Through this amendment we lowered our cost of debt, and secured more favorable covenants. While part of our pre-COVID-19 planning, this liquidity preserves our financial flexibility during the pandemic. We believe that our cashflows from operations and borrowing capacity are sufficient to support our short and long-term liquidity needs.

 

To conserve cash while supporting growth plans, we are aligning variable costs with demand, maintaining key engineering capabilities, freezing hiring activity and wages and tightly controlling discretionary spending.

 

The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our operational and financial performance will depend on certain developments, including the duration and spread of the virus, its impact on our customers and the range of governmental reactions to the pandemic, which cannot be predicted at this time. We will continue to proactively respond to the situation and will take further actions as warranted to alter our business operations as required.

 

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Operating Results

 

Quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to quarter ended March 31, 2019

 

   For the quarter ended   2020 vs. 2019 
   March 31,   Variance 
(in thousands)  2020   2019   $   % 
Revenues  $ 92,382   $ 93,896   $ (1,514)  (2)%
Cost of goods sold   64,340    66,234    (1,894)   (3)%
Gross profit   28,042    27,662    380    1%
Gross margin percentage   30.4%   29.5%          
Operating costs and expenses:                    
Selling   4,243    4,093    150    4%
General and administrative   9,162    8,950    212    2%
Engineering and development   6,234    5,807    427    7%
Business development   247    53    194    366%
Amortization of intangible assets   1,441    1,432    9    1%
Total operating costs and expenses   21,327    20,335    992    5%
Operating income   6,715    7,327    (612)   (8)%
Interest expense   1,054    1,180    (126)   (11)%
Other expense (income)   59    (18)   77    (428)%
Total other expense   1,113    1,162    (49)   (4)%
Income before income taxes   5,602    6,165    (563)   (9)%
Provision for income taxes   (1,567)   (1,695)   128    (8)%
Net Income  $4,035   $4,470   $(435)   (10)%
                     
Effective tax rate   28.0%   27.5%   0%   2%
Diluted earnings per share  $0.42   $0.48   $(0.06)   (13)%
Bookings  $92,923   $93,744   $(821)   (1)%
Backlog  $133,187   $130,646   $2,541    2%
                     

 

REVENUES: For the quarter, the decrease in revenues reflects the impact of declines in the markets we serve due to recent market conditions. The addition of revenues from Dynamic Controls were more than offset by declines in many of the markets we serve, most notably in our Vehicle market.

 

Sales to U.S. customers were 53% of total sales for the first quarter 2020 compared with 54% for the same period last year, with the balance of sales to customers primarily in Europe, Canada and Asia. The overall decrease in revenue was due to a 0.1% volume decrease along with a 1.5% unfavorable currency impact. Revenue for the first quarter 2020 was comparable to 2019 when excluding foreign currency impacts from both periods. See information included in “Non – GAAP Measures” below for a discussion of the non-GAAP measure and reconciliation of revenue to revenue excluding foreign currency impacts.

 

ORDER BOOKINGS AND BACKLOG: The decrease in orders in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019 is largely due to the effect of COVID-19 on the markets we serve along with unfavorable foreign currency impacts. The increase in backlog as of March 31, 2020, compared to at March 31, 2019 was due to the addition of Dynamic Controls at the end of the first quarter 2020.

 

GROSS PROFIT AND GROSS MARGIN: Gross margin increased to 30.4% for the first quarter of 2020, compared to 29.5% for the first quarters of 2019. The increase reflects sales of higher margin products during the quarter, enhanced by the reduction in Vehicle sales that tend to have lower margins.

 

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SELLING EXPENSES: Selling expenses increased in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019. This was due to Dynamic Controls and higher outside commissions. Selling expenses as a percentage of revenues were 4.6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 4.4% for the same period last year.

 

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES: General and administrative expenses increased by 2% in the first quarter 2020 from the first quarter 2019 due to the incremental expenses from Dynamic Controls partially offset by reduced incentive compensation. As a percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses were 9.9% for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to 9.5% for the same period in 2019.

 

ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES: Engineering and development expenses increased by 7% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter last year. Part of the increase relates to the addition of Dynamic Controls, whose focus is electronics and software engineering. The increase is also due to the continued ramp up of development projects to meet the future needs of target markets, as well as supporting growing customer application development needs. As a percentage of revenues, engineering and development expenses were 6.7% and 6.2% for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COSTS: The Company incurred $247 of business development costs in the first quarter 2020 compared to $53 of business development costs in the first quarter last year. The costs in 2020 relate to activity from the acquisition of Dynamic Controls.

 

INTEREST EXPENSE: Interest expense decreased in 2020 as debt levels were lower during the first two months of the first quarter of 2020 compared to 2019. Borrowings increased in March 2020 to fund the acquisition of Dynamic Controls. Interest rates were also lower in first quarter of 2020 compared to 2019.

 

AMORTIZATION OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS: Amortization expense increased 1% to $1,441 in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019 due to the addition of Dynamic Controls.

 

INCOME TAXES:  The effective income tax rate as a percentage of income before income taxes was 28.0% and 27.5% in the first quarter 2020 and 2019, respectively.  The effective tax rate is net of discrete tax provision of 0.3% and benefit of (1.8%) for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019 respectively, related primarily to the recognition of excess tax benefit and provision for share-based payment awards. The effective rate before discrete items varies from the statutory rate primarily due to differences in state taxes, the impact of international tax provisions in the US, the difference in foreign tax rates and the mix of foreign and domestic income.

 

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act is a sweeping stimulus bill intended to bolster the U.S. economy, among other things, and provide emergency assistance to qualifying businesses and individuals. The Company will continue to evaluate the impact of the CARES Act, however there was not a significant impact on the provision for income taxes during the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

 

NET INCOME: Net income decreased during the first quarter 2020 compared to the first quarter 2019. Lower revenue and increased operating expenses as a result of the Dynamic Controls acquisition more than offset the gains attributed to improvement in gross margins.

 

EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA: EBITDA was $10,406 for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $11,004 for the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $11,442 and $11,731 for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measurements. EBITDA consists of income before interest expense, provision for income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes stock compensation expense and certain other items. Refer to information included in “Non - GAAP Measures” below for a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA.

 

Non-GAAP Measures

 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are provided for information purposes only and are not measures of financial performance under GAAP.

 

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Management believes the presentation of these financial measures reflecting non-GAAP adjustments provides important supplemental information in evaluating the operating results of the Company as distinct from results that include items that are not indicative of ongoing operating results; in particular, those charges and credits that are not directly related to operating unit performance, and that are not a helpful measure of the performance of our underlying business particularly in light of their unpredictable nature. These non-GAAP disclosure have limitations as analytical tools, should not be viewed as a substitute for revenue and net income determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. In addition, supplemental presentation should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by similar adjustments to net income determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

The Company believes EBITDA is often a useful measure of a Company’s operating performance and is a significant basis used by the Company’s management to measure the operating performance of the Company’s business because EBITDA excludes charges for depreciation, amortization and interest expense that have resulted from our debt financings, as well as our provision for income tax expense. EBITDA is frequently used as one of the bases for comparing businesses in the Company’s industry.

 

The Company believes that revenue excluding foreign currency exchange impacts is a useful measure in analyzing organic sales results.  The Company excludes the effect of currency translation from revenue for this measure because currency translation is not under management’s control, is subject to volatility and can obscure underlying business trends. The portion of revenue attributable to currency translation is calculated as the difference between the current period revenue and the current period revenue after applying foreign exchange rates from the prior period.

 

The Company also believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides helpful information about the operating performance of its business. Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock compensation expense, as well as certain income or expenses which are not indicative of the ongoing performance of the Company. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure for determining operating performance or liquidity that is calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

The Company’s calculation of revenues excluding foreign currency exchange impacts for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 is as follows:

 

   For the three months ended 
   March 31, 2020 
Revenue as reported  $92,382 
Currency impact   1,423 
Revenue excluding foreign currency     
exchange impacts  $93,805 

 

The Company’s calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows (in thousands):

 

   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Net income as reported  $4,035   $4,470 
Interest expense   1,054    1,180 
Provision for income tax   1,567    1,695 
Depreciation and amortization   3,750    3,659 
EBITDA   10,406    11,004 
Stock compensation expense   789    674 
Business development costs   247    53 
Adjusted EBITDA  $11,442   $11,731 

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On February 12, 2020, we entered into a First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amended Credit Agreement”) for a $225 million revolving credit facility (the “Amended Revolving Facility”) with HSBC Bank USA and affiliate banks (refer to Note 10, “Debt Obligations” from our condensed consolidated financial statements). The term of the Amended Credit Agreement was extended to February 2025 from the original term of October 2021.

 

The Company’s liquidity position as measured by cash and cash equivalents increased by $6,967 to a balance of $20,383 at March 31, 2020 from December 31, 2019.

 

   Quarter ended   2020 vs. 
   March 31,   2019 
   2020   2019   $ 
Net cash used in operating activities  $(2,966)  $(2,439)  $(527)
Net cash used in investing activities   (16,237)   (2,505)   (13,732)
Net cash provided by financing activities   26,322    6,505    19,817 
Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash   (152)   (50)   (102)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  $6,967   $1,511   $5,456 

 

During the first quarter of 2020, the increase in cash used for operating activities is primarily due to an increase in working capital needs.

 

The significant cash used in investing activities in the first quarter 2020 reflects the acquisition of Dynamic Controls for $14,541 net of cash acquired. Purchases of property and equipment were $1,696 during the first quarter 2020 compared to $2,505 for the first quarter 2019 reflecting cost containment efforts during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Capital expenditures are expected to be between $10,000 and $12,000 for the remainder of 2020.

 

The increase in cash provided by financing activities reflects the Amended Revolving Facility borrowing for the acquisition of Dynamic Controls. During 2019, the Company utilized revolver borrowings to fund working capital to support the growth seen from fourth quarter 2018 along with the payment of annual incentive compensation amounts. At March 31, 2020, we had $136,927 of obligations under the Amended Revolving Facility, excluding deferred financing costs.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement contains certain financial covenants related to minimum interest coverage and total leverage ratio at the end of each quarter. The Amended Credit Agreement also includes other covenants and restrictions, including limits on the amount of additional indebtedness, and restrictions on the ability to merge, consolidate or sell all or substantially all our assets. We were in compliance with all covenants at March 31, 2020.

 

As of March 31, 2020, the unused Amended Revolving Facility was approximately $88,073. The amount available to borrow may be lower and may vary from period to period based upon our debt and EBITDA levels, which impacts our covenant calculations. The Amended Credit Agreement matures in February 2025.

 

There were no borrowings for the China Facility balance during the first quarters of 2020 or 2019.

 

The Company declared dividends of $0.030 per share during the first quarters of 2020 and 2019. Although there is uncertainty related to the anticipated impact of the recent COVID-19 outbreak on our future results, we believe our business model and the recent steps we have taken to strengthen our balance sheet, such as retaining cash to support shorter term needs leaves us well-positioned to manage our business through this crisis as it continues to unfold. We have reviewed numerous potential scenarios in connection with the impact of COVID-19 on our Company. Based on our analysis, we believe our existing balances of cash, the flexibility of our Amended Credit Agreement and our currently anticipated operating cash flows will be sufficient to meet our cash needs arising in the ordinary course of business for the next twelve months.

 

Item 3. Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

Foreign Currency

 

We have foreign operations in The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, China, Portugal, Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand which expose the Company to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations due to transactions denominated in Euros, Swedish Krona, Chinese Renminbi, Czech Krona, Canadian dollar, Mexican pesos, and New Zealand dollar, respectively.  We continuously evaluate our foreign currency risk and will take action from time to time in order to best mitigate these risks.  A hypothetical 10% change in the value of the U.S. dollar in relation to our most significant foreign currency exposures would have had an impact of approximately $3,600 on our first quarter 2020 sales.  This amount is not indicative of the hypothetical net earnings impact due to partially offsetting impacts on cost of sales and operating expenses in those currencies.  We estimate that foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations during the quarter ended March 31, 2020 decreased sales in comparison to quarter ended March 31, 2019 by approximately $1,400. 

 

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We translate all assets and liabilities of our foreign operations, where the U.S. dollar is not the functional currency, at the period-end exchange rate and translate sales and expenses at the average exchange rates in effect during the period.  The net effect of these translation adjustments is recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as Comprehensive Income.  The translation adjustment was a loss of approximately $2,400 and $900 for the first quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively.  Translation adjustments are not adjusted for income taxes as they relate to permanent investments in our foreign subsidiaries.  Net foreign currency transaction gains and losses included in other income, net amounted to approximately a loss of $100 for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019.  A hypothetical 10% change in the value of the U.S. dollar in relation to our most significant foreign currency net assets would have had an impact of approximately $7,400 on our foreign net assets as of March 31, 2020.

 

Interest Rates

 

Borrowings under the Amended Revolving Facility bear interest at the LIBOR Rate plus a margin of 1.00% to 1.75% (currently 1.5%) or the Prime Rate plus a margin of 0% to 0.75% (currently 0.5%), in each case depending on the Company’s ratio of total funded indebtedness to Consolidated trailing twelve-month EBITDA. We use interest rate derivatives to add stability to interest expense and to manage our exposure to interest rate movements. We primarily use interest rate swaps as part of our interest rate risk management strategy. Interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges involve the receipt of variable amounts from a counterparty in exchange for the Company making fixed-rate payments over the life of the agreements without exchange of the underlying notional amount. In February 2017, the Company entered into three interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $40,000 that mature in February 2022. In March 2020, the Company entered into two additional interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $20,000 that increases to $60,000 in March 2022 and matures in December 2024.

 

As of March 31, 2020, we had $136,927 outstanding under the Amended Revolving Facility (excluding deferred financing fees), of which $60,000 is currently being hedged.  Refer to Note 10 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information about our outstanding debt.  A hypothetical one percentage point (100 basis points) change in the Base Rate on the $76,927 of unhedged floating rate debt outstanding at March 31, 2020 would have approximately a $200 impact on our interest expense for the first quarter of 2020.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Conclusion regarding the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (principal accounting officer), evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of March 31, 2020. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

 

Based on this evaluation, the Company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that, as of March 31, 2020, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

Changes in internal control over financial reporting

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our team members began working from home during the first quarter of fiscal 2020.  Management has taken measures to ensure that our internal controls over financial reporting remained effective and were not materially affected during this period.  We are continually monitoring and assessing the COVID-19 situation on our internal controls to minimize the impact on their design and operating effectiveness.

 

During the quarter ended March 31, 2020, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

The following risk factor supplements the risk factors described in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the risk factors described in our 2019 Form 10-K Report:

 

Our financial condition and results of operations have been and may continue to be adversely affected by public health issues, including epidemics or pandemics such as COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has subjected our business, operations, financial performance, cash flows and financial condition to a number of risks, including, but not limited to those discussed below.

 

Operations-related risks: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing increased operational challenges from the need to protect employee health and safety, workplace disruptions and restrictions on the movement of people, raw materials and goods, both at our own facilities and at our customers and suppliers. For example, we may experience additional operating costs due to increased challenges with our workforce (including as a result of illness, absenteeism or government orders), access to necessary components and supplies, access to capital, and access to fundamental support services (such as shipping and transportation). The ultimate significance of these disruptions to our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows will depend greatly on how long the disruptions continue. Any delayed recovery in our operations, and/or any similar delay with respect to resumption of operations by one or more of our key suppliers, would result in further challenges to our business and may negatively affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.

 

Customer-related risks: As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, there may be changes in our customers’ priorities and practices, as our customers in both the United States and globally confront competing budget priorities and more limited resources. To the extent that the COVID-19 outbreak or its aftermath further impacts demand for our products and services or impairs the viability of some of our customers, our financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows could be adversely affected, and those impacts could be material.

 

Other risks: The magnitude and duration of the global COVID-19 pandemic is uncertain. As the pandemic continues to adversely affect our business and operating and financial results, it also is expected to have the effect of heightening many of the other risks described in the risk factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic may also affect our operating and financial results in a manner that is not presently known to us or that we currently do not expect to present significant risks to our operations or financial results.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6.Exhibits

 

(a)Exhibits

 

10.1First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of February 12, 2020 among Allied Motion Technologies Inc. and Allied Motion Technologies B.V. as Borrowers, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Administrative Agent and The Other Lenders Party thereto, and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., KeyBank National Association, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Citizens Bank, N.A., as Joint Lead Arrangers. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed February 13, 2020.)

 

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31.1Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

31.2Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

32.1Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

32.2Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

101The following materials from Allied Motion Technologies Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) condensed consolidated balance sheets, (ii) condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income, (iii) condensed consolidated statements of cash flows and (iv) the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

DATE: May 6, 2020                       ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    By: /s/ Michael R. Leach
    Michael R. Leach
    Chief Financial Officer

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Richard S. Warzala, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (the “registrant”);

 

2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a—15(e) and 15d—15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the 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

 

5.I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s other verifying officer, the auditors and the audit committee of 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 controls over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 6, 2020 /s/ Richard S. Warzala
  Richard S. Warzala
  Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Michael R. Leach, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (the “registrant”);

 

2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a—15(e) and 15d—15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the 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

 

5.I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s other certifying officer, the auditors and the audit committee of 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 controls over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 6, 2020 /s/ Michael R. Leach
  Michael R. Leach
  Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.1

 

Certification of Periodic Financial Reports

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350

 

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the undersigned officer of Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) certifies to his knowledge that:

 

(1)The Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of the Company for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020 fully complies with the requirements of Section 13 (a) or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)The information contained in that Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: May 6, 2020 /s/ Richard S. Warzala
  Richard S. Warzala
  Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

Certification of Periodic Financial Reports

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350

 

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the undersigned officer of Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) certifies to his knowledge that:

 

(1)The Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of the Company for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020 fully complies with the requirements of Section 13 (a) or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)The information contained in that Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: May 6, 2020 /s/ Michael R. Leach
  Michael R. Leach
  Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

v3.20.1
FAIR VALUE
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
FAIR VALUE  
FAIR VALUE

12.   FAIR VALUE

Authoritative guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.

The guidance establishes a framework for measuring fair value which utilizes observable and unobservable inputs.  Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the Company’s market assumptions.  Preference is given to observable inputs. 

These two types of inputs create the following three -  level fair value hierarchy:

Level 1:

Quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

 

 

Level 2:

Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; and model -  derived valuations whose inputs or significant value drivers are observable.

 

 

Level 3:

Significant inputs to the valuation model that are unobservable.

 

The Company’s financial assets and liabilities include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, debt obligations, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities.  The carrying amounts reported in the condensed consolidated balance sheets for these assets approximate fair value because of the immediate or short-term maturities of these financial instruments.

The following tables presents the Company’s financial assets that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, by level within the fair value hierarchy (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

    

Level 1

    

Level 2

    

Level 3

Assets (liabilities)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension plan assets

 

$

5,002

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

Other long-term assets

 

 

3,884

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Interest rate swaps

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,795)

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

    

Level 1

    

Level 2

    

Level 3

Assets (liabilities)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension plan assets

 

$

6,099

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

Other long-term assets

 

 

4,690

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Interest rate swaps

 

 

 —

 

 

(363)

 

 

 —

 

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INVENTORIES
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
INVENTORIES  
INVENTORIES

4.    INVENTORIES

Inventories include costs of materials, direct labor and manufacturing overhead, and are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out basis) or net realizable value, as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 

 

December 31, 

 

    

2020

    

2019

Parts and raw materials

 

$

39,901

 

$

35,849

Work-in-process

 

 

7,563

 

 

6,951

Finished goods

 

 

12,626

 

 

10,585

 

 

 

60,090

 

 

53,385

 

v3.20.1
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION  
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

8.    STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Stock Incentive Plans

The Company’s Stock Incentive Plans provide for the granting of stock awards, including restricted stock, stock options and stock appreciation rights, to employees and non-employees, including directors of the Company.

Restricted Stock

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, 105,864 shares of unvested restricted stock were awarded at a weighted average market value of $34.00.  Of the restricted shares granted, 75,592 shares have performance-based vesting conditions.  The value of the shares is amortized to compensation expense over the related service period, which is normally three years, or over the estimated performance period.  Shares of unvested restricted stock are generally forfeited if a recipient leaves the Company before the vesting date.  Shares that are forfeited become available for future awards.

The following is a summary of restricted stock activity for the quarter ended March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

 

    

shares

Outstanding at beginning of period

 

186,702

Awarded

 

105,864

Vested

 

(62,139)

Forfeited

 

(1,975)

Outstanding at end of period

 

228,452

 

Stock based compensation expense, net of forfeitures, of $789 and $674 was recorded for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

v3.20.1
DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS (Tables)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS  
Schedule of fair value of the Company's derivative financial instruments as well as classification on the condensed consolidated balance sheets

The table below presents the fair value of the Company’s derivative financial instruments as well as their classification on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset Derivatives

 

 

 

Liability Derivatives

 

 

 

 

Fair value as of:

 

 

 

Fair value as of:

Derivatives designated as

 

Balance Sheet

 

March 31, 

 

December 31,

 

Balance Sheet

 

March 31, 

    

December 31,

hedging instruments

    

Location

    

2020

    

2019

    

Location

    

2020

    

2019

Interest rate products

 

Other long-term assets

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

$

1,795

 

$

363

 

Schedule of effect of cash flow hedge accounting on other comprehensive income (loss) (OCI)

The tables below present the effect of cash flow hedge accounting on other comprehensive income (loss) (OCI) for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of gain (loss) recognized

 

 

 

in OCI on derivative

Derivatives in cash flow hedging

 

Three months ended March 31,

relationships

    

2020

    

2019

Interest rate products

 

$

(1,112)

 

$

(210)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of (gain) loss reclassified from

Location of (gain) loss

 

accumulated OCI into income

reclassified from accumulated

 

Three months ended March 31,

OCI into income

    

2020

    

2019

Interest expense

 

$

31

 

$

(52)

 

Schedule of effect of the Company's derivative financial instruments on the condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total amounts of income and expense

 

 

 

 

line items presented that reflect the

 

 

 

 

effects of cash flow hedges recorded

Derivatives designated as 

 

Income Statement

 

Three months ended March 31,

hedging instruments

    

Location

    

2020

    

2019

Interest rate products

 

Interest Expense

 

$

1,054

 

$

1,180

 

Schedule of fair value provides the location that derivative assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross amounts

 

Net amounts of liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

offset in the

 

 presented in the

 

Gross amounts not offset in the condensed consolidated

 

 

Gross amounts

 

condensed

 

condensed

 

 balance sheets

As of

 

 of recognized

 

consolidated

 

consolidated balance

 

Financial

 

Cash collateral

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

    

liabilities

    

balance sheets

    

 sheets

    

instruments

    

received

    

Net amount

Derivatives

 

$

1,795

 

$

 —

 

$

1,795

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

1,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross amounts

 

Net amounts of liabilities

 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

offset in the

 

 presented in the

 

Gross amounts not offset in the condensed consolidated 

As of

 

Gross amounts 

 

condensed

 

 condensed

 

balance sheets

December 31,

 

of recognized

 

consolidated

 

consolidated balance

 

Financial

 

Cash collateral

 

 

 

2019

    

liabilities

    

balance sheets

    

 sheets

    

instruments

    

received

    

Net amount

Derivatives

 

$

363

 

$

 —

 

$

363

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

363

 

v3.20.1
INTANGIBLE ASSETS (Tables)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
INTANGIBLE ASSETS  
Schedule of intangible assets

Intangible assets on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets consist of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

    

 

 

 

 

    

Gross

    

Accumulated

    

Net Book

    

Gross

    

Accumulated

    

Net Book

 

 

Life

 

Amount

 

amortization

 

Value

 

Amount

 

amortization

 

Value

Customer lists

 

8

-

17

years

 

$

68,342

 

$

(20,258)

 

$

48,084

 

$

64,314

 

$

(19,311)

 

$

45,003

Trade name

 

10

-

19

years

 

 

13,607

 

 

(4,314)

 

 

9,293

 

 

12,222

 

 

(4,114)

 

 

8,108

Design and technologies

 

10

-

15

years

 

 

14,625

 

 

(3,727)

 

 

10,898

 

 

12,927

 

 

(3,554)

 

 

9,373

Patents

 

17

years

 

 

24

 

 

(12)

 

 

12

 

 

24

 

 

(11)

 

 

13

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

96,598

 

$

(28,311)

 

$

68,287

 

$

89,487

 

$

(26,990)

 

$

62,497

 

Schedule of estimated amortization expense for intangible assets

Estimated future intangible asset amortization expense as of March 31, 2020 is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated 

 

 

Amortization Expense

Remainder of 2020

 

$

4,456

2021

 

 

5,905

2022

 

 

5,948

2023

 

 

5,949

2024

 

 

5,625

Thereafter

 

 

40,404

Total estimated amortization expense

 

$

68,287

 

v3.20.1
DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - Effects of offsetting (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Gross amounts offset in the consolidated balance sheets    
Gross amounts of recognized liabilities or Gross amounts offset in the consolidated balance sheets $ 1,795 $ 363
Net amounts of assets/liabilities presented in the consolidated balance sheets 1,795 363
Gross amounts not offset in the consolidated balance sheets    
Net amount $ 1,795 $ 363
v3.20.1
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)    
Balances $ 119,194 $ 101,813
Balances 121,693 106,798
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)    
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)    
Balances (10,531) (8,518)
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges (1,119) (210)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI 31 (52)
Foreign currency translation loss (2,428) (887)
Balances (14,047) (9,667)
Defined Benefit Plan Liability    
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)    
Balances (1,628) (1,006)
Balances (1,628) (1,006)
Cash Flow Hedges    
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)    
Balances (277) 434
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges (1,119) (210)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI 31 (52)
Balances (1,365) 172
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment    
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)    
Balances (8,626) (7,946)
Foreign currency translation loss (2,428) (887)
Balances $ (11,054) $ (8,833)
v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (Parenthetical) - $ / shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS    
Dividends declared (in dollars per share) $ 0.03 $ 0.03
v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,383 $ 13,416
Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $462 and $405 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 55,420 44,429
Inventories 60,090 53,385
Prepaid expenses and other assets 4,858 4,413
Total current assets 140,751 115,643
Property, plant and equipment, net 52,973 53,008
Deferred income taxes 650 490
Intangible assets, net 68,287 62,497
Goodwill 59,082 52,935
Right of use assets 18,221 16,420
Other long-term assets 4,026 4,835
Total Assets 343,990 305,828
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable 31,299 23,640
Accrued liabilities 22,024 23,001
Total current liabilities 53,323 46,641
Long-term debt 136,244 109,765
Deferred income taxes 5,120 3,399
Pension and post-retirement obligations 5,115 5,139
Right of use liabilities 14,684 13,715
Other long-term liabilities 7,811 7,975
Total liabilities 222,297 186,634
Stockholders' Equity:    
Common stock, no par value, authorized 50,000 shares; 9,711 and 9,599 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 39,406 37,136
Preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share, authorized 5,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding
Retained earnings 96,334 92,589
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (14,047) (10,531)
Total stockholders' equity 121,693 119,194
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 343,990 $ 305,828
v3.20.1
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2019
Property, plant and equipment      
Property, plant and equipment, gross $ 105,752   $ 104,034
Less accumulated depreciation (52,779)   (51,026)
Property, plant and equipment, net 52,973   53,008
Depreciation expense 2,309 $ 2,227  
Land      
Property, plant and equipment      
Property, plant and equipment, gross 972   977
Building and improvements      
Property, plant and equipment      
Property, plant and equipment, gross 13,502   13,366
Machinery, equipment, tools and dies      
Property, plant and equipment      
Property, plant and equipment, gross 75,077   73,894
Furniture, fixtures and other      
Property, plant and equipment      
Property, plant and equipment, gross $ 16,201   $ 15,797
v3.20.1
ACQUISITION (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 07, 2020
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2018
ACQUISITIONS          
Goodwill   $ 59,082   $ 52,935 $ 52,639
Revenues   92,382 $ 93,896    
Dynamic Controls          
ACQUISITIONS          
Business acquisition percentage of voting interests acquired 100.00%        
Acquisition cost   247      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 11,437        
Accounts receivable 4,129        
Inventory 3,329        
Other assets, net 769        
Property, plant and equipment 1,185        
Right of use assets 2,692        
Intangible assets 7,800        
Goodwill 6,820        
Current liabilities (7,269)        
Lease liabilities (2,707)        
Net deferred income tax liabilities (2,207)        
Total purchase consideration $ 25,978        
Revenues   2,500      
Distributed Earnings   125      
Pro forma Condensed Combined Financial Information          
Unaudited proforma revenues   $ 97,500 $ 101,900    
Dynamic Controls | Customer lists          
ACQUISITIONS          
Amortization period (in years) 16 years        
Dynamic Controls | Technology          
ACQUISITIONS          
Amortization period (in years) 13 years        
Dynamic Controls | Trade name          
ACQUISITIONS          
Amortization period (in years) 18 years