UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

xQuarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the quarterly period ended April 30, 2020 or

 

¨Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the transition period from _________ to _________.

 

Commission File No. 0-9143

 

HURCO COMPANIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Indiana   35-1150732
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
incorporation or organization)    
     
One Technology Way    
Indianapolis, Indiana   46268
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code          (317) 293-5309

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, no par value HURC Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The number of shares of the Registrant's common stock outstanding as of May 31, 2020 was 6,629,527.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HURCO COMPANIES, INC.

Form 10-Q Quarterly Report for Fiscal Quarter Ended April 30, 2020

 

Table of Contents

 

  Part I - Financial Information  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements  
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Three and six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) Three and six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets As of April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019 5
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Three and six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 6
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity Three and six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 7
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 8
     
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 22
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 32
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 33
     
  Part II - Other Information  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 34
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 34
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 35
     
Item 5. Other Information 35
     
Item 6. Exhibits 36
     
Signatures   37

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

HURCO COMPANIES, INC. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   April 30,   April 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
         
Sales and service fees  $37,126   $70,674   $80,786   $144,887 
                     
Cost of sales and service   30,417    49,037    64,918    101,108 
                     
Gross profit   6,709    21,637    15,868    43,779 
                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses   10,599    14,111    21,445    28,025 
                     
Operating income (loss)   (3,890)   7,526    (5,577)   15,754 
                     
Interest expense   32    14    50    26 
                     
Interest income   20    99    90    181 
                     
Investment income   3    129    65    371 
                     
Other income (expense), net   (793)   (7)   (710)   560 
                     
Income (loss) before taxes   (4,692)   7,733    (6,182)   16,840 
                     
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (765)   2,481    (1,362)   4,934 
                     
Net income (loss)  $(3,927)  $5,252   $(4,820)  $11,906 
                     
Income (loss) per common share                    
                     
Basic  $(0.58)  $0.77   $(0.71)  $1.75 
Diluted  $(0.58)  $0.76   $(0.71)  $1.73 
                     
Weighted average common shares outstanding                    
                     
Basic   6,739    6,764    6,760    6,750 
Diluted   6,739    6,824    6,760    6,816 
                     
Dividends paid per share  $0.13   $0.12   $0.25   $0.23 

 

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

 

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HURCO COMPANIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) 

(In thousands)

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   April 30,   April 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
         
Net income (loss)  $(3,927)  $5,252   $(4,820)  $11,906 
                     
Other comprehensive income (loss):                    
                     
Translation of foreign currency financial statements   (135)   (1,386)   148    (77)
                     
(Gain) / loss on derivative instruments reclassified into operations, net of tax of $(9), $(14), $(33) and $(11), respectively   (30)   (48)   (110)   (36)
                     
Gain / (loss) on derivative instruments, net of tax of $165, $84, $164 and $5, respectively   551    289    547    19 
                     
Total other comprehensive income (loss)   386    (1,145)   585    (94)
                     
Comprehensive income (loss)  $(3,541)  $4,107   $(4,235)  $11,812 

 

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

 

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HURCO COMPANIES, INC. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   April 30,   October 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (unaudited)     
ASSETS 
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $45,267   $56,943 
Accounts receivable, net   27,798    43,279 
Inventories, net   152,864    148,851 
Derivative assets   1,449    1,391 
Prepaid assets   14,093    9,414 
Other   427    1,983 
Total current assets   241,898    261,861 
Property and equipment:          
Land   868    868 
Building   7,352    7,352 
Machinery and equipment   28,746    28,846 
Leasehold improvements   4,730    4,902 
    41,696    41,968 
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization   (28,909)   (28,055)
Total property and equipment   12,787    13,913 
Non-current assets:          
Software development costs, less accumulated amortization   8,044    8,318 
Goodwill   5,809    5,847 
Intangible assets, net   746    1,096 
Operating lease – right-of-use assets, net   12,300    -- 
Deferred income taxes   1,686    1,846 
Investments and other assets, net   8,105    8,184 
Total non-current assets   36,690    25,291 
Total assets  $291,375   $301,065 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $29,977   $33,969 
Derivative liabilities   60    388 
Operating lease liabilities   3,905    -- 
Accrued payroll and employee benefits   6,384    11,564 
Accrued income taxes   473    1,936 
Accrued expenses   4,211    5,015 
Accrued warranty   1,244    1,760 
Total current liabilities   46,254    54,632 
Non-current liabilities:          
Deferred income taxes   182    160 
Accrued tax liability   1,944    2,036 
Operating lease liabilities   8,738    -- 
Deferred credits and other   3,569    3,992 
Total non-current liabilities   14,433    6,188 
Shareholders’ equity:          
Preferred stock: no par value per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued   --    -- 
Common stock: no par value, $.10 stated value per share, 12,500,000 shares authorized 6,737,969 and 6,824,451 shares issued and 6,666,226 and 6,767,237 shares outstanding, as of April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, respectively   667    677 
Additional paid-in capital   62,731    66,350 
Retained earnings   175,638    182,151 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (8,348)   (8,933)
Total shareholders’ equity   230,688    240,245 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $291,375   $301,065 

 

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

 

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HURCO COMPANIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 

(In thousands)

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   April 30,   April 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:                    
Net income (loss)  $(3,927)  $5,252   $(4,820)  $11,906 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:                                                                
Provision (benefit) for doubtful accounts   139    (92)   127    (139)
Deferred income taxes   (49)   12    59    (26)
Equity in income (loss) of affiliates   (23)   (123)   (66)   (408)
Depreciation and amortization   1,067    906    2,172    1,845 
Foreign currency (gain) loss   1,460    436    1,567    (356)
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives   (647)   (425)   19    (221)
Stock-based compensation   643    724    779    1,433 
Change in assets and liabilities:                    
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable   3,852    8,340    15,004    10,400 
(Increase) decrease in inventories   (3,462)   (3,473)   (4,758)   (10,570)
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses   (2,443)   (386)   (4,568)   (1,362)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable   249    (4,724)   (4,291)   (7,616)
Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses   89    1,116    (6,389)   (3,641)
Increase (decrease) in accrued income tax   (853)   (5,123)   (1,480)   (2,745)
Net change in operating lease assets and liabilities   (4)   --    351    -- 
Net change in derivative assets and liabilities   (103)   (75)   (205)   376 
Other   1,923    12    1,663    (469)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities   (2,089)   2,377    (4,836)   (1,593)
                     
Cash flows from investing activities:                    
Proceeds from sale of equipment   54    9    127    31 
Purchase of property and equipment   (203)   (499)   (389)   (1,281)
Software development costs   (193)   (508)   (456)   (969)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities   (342)   (998)   (718)   (2,219)
                     
Cash flows from financing activities:                    
Dividends paid   (879)   (818)   (1,693)   (1,565)
Taxes paid related to net settlement of restricted shares   --    --    (498)   (499)
Stock repurchases   (3,911)   --    (3,911)   -- 
Repayment of short-term debt   --    --    --    (1,454)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities   (4,790)   (818)   (6,102)   (3,518)
                     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (99)   (139)   (20)   340 
                     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (7,320)   422    (11,676)   (6,990)
                     
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   52,587    69,758    56,943    77,170 
                     
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $45,267   $70,180   $45,267   $70,180 

 

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

 

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HURCO COMPANIES, INC. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 

(In thousands, except shares outstanding)

 

  

Three Months Ended April 30, 2020 and 2019

 
   Common Stock   Additional       Accumulated
Other
     
   Shares
Outstanding
   Amount   Paid-in
Capital
   Retained
Earnings
   Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Total 
Balances, January 31, 2019   6,758,123   $676   $64,391   $173,766   $(8,812)  $230,021 
Net income   --    --    --    5,252    --    5,252 
Other comprehensive income (loss)   --    --    --    --    (1,145)   (1,145)
Stock-based compensation expense, net of taxes withheld for vested restricted shares   9,114    1    723    --    --    724 
Dividends paid   --    --    --    (818)   --    (818)
Balances, April 30, 2019   6,767,237   $677   $65,114   $178,200   $(9,957)  $234,034 
                               
Balances, January 31, 2020   6,803,163   $680   $65,985   $180,444   $(8,734)  $238,375 
Net loss   --    --    --    (3,927)   --    (3,927)
Other comprehensive income (loss)   --    --    --    --    386    386 
Stock-based compensation expense, net of taxes withheld for vested restricted shares   11,824    2    642    --    --    644 
Stock repurchases   (148,761)   (15)   (3,896)   --    --    (3,911)
Dividends paid   --    --    --    (879)   --    (879)
Balances, April 30, 2020   6,666,226   $667   $62,731   $175,638   $(8,348)  $230,688 

 

  

Six Months Ended April 30, 2020 and 2019

 
   Common Stock   Additional       Accumulated
Other
     
   Shares
Outstanding
   Amount   Paid-in
Capital
   Retained Earnings   Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Total 
Balances, October 31, 2018   6,723,160   $672   $64,185   $167,859   $(9,863)  $222,853 
Net income   --    --    --    11,906    --    11,906 
Other comprehensive income (loss)   --    --    --    --    (94)   (94)
Stock-based compensation expense, net of taxes withheld for vested restricted shares   44,077    5    929    --    --    934 
Dividends paid   --    --    --    (1,565)   --    (1,565)
Balances, April 30, 2019   6,767,237   $677   $65,114   $178,200   $(9,957)  $234,034 
                               
Balances, October 31, 2019   6,767,237   $677   $66,350   $182,151   $(8,933)  $240,245 
Net loss   --    --    --    (4,820)   --    (4,820)
Other comprehensive income (loss)   --    --    --    --    585    585 
Stock-based compensation expense, net of taxes withheld for vested restricted shares   47,750    5    277    --    --    282 
Stock repurchases   (148,761)   (15)   (3,896)   --    --    (3,911)
Dividends paid   --    --    --    (1,693)   --    (1,693)
Balances, April 30, 2020   6,666,226   $667   $62,731   $175,638   $(8,348)  $230,688 

 

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

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1.GENERAL

 

The unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Hurco Companies, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. As used in this report, the words “we”, “us”, “our”, “Hurco” and the “Company” refer to Hurco Companies, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

 

We design, manufacture and sell computerized (i.e., Computer Numeric Control (“CNC”)) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry through a worldwide sales, service and distribution network.  Although the majority of our computer control systems and software products are proprietary, they predominantly use industry standard personal computer components.  Our computer control systems and software products are primarily sold as integral components of our computerized machine tool products.  We also provide machine tool components, automation integration equipment and solutions for job shops, software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for our products, as well as customer service and training and applications support.

 

We operate in the industrial equipment industry and have a global footprint that subjects us to various business risks in many different countries.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our business and industry during fiscal 2020. Over the past few months, governmental authorities in many of the major global machine tool markets implemented mandatory stay-at-home or shelter orders requiring most businesses to close or to significantly limit operations, resulting in a sudden decrease in demand for many goods and services. Although the mandatory stay-at-home or shelter orders in many jurisdictions permitted our local operations to continue as an essential business or a supplier to critical infrastructure industries or otherwise with remote work capabilities, many of our customers experienced significant disruptions in their business operations and normal purchasing cycles.  Because of this disruption in demand and the potential for extended vulnerability during the remainder of this fiscal year, we have closely evaluated the estimates we have made in preparing the financial statements as of April 30, 2020 with the understanding that these estimates could change in the near term.  We cannot predict the duration or scope of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the negative financial impact to our results cannot be reasonably estimated, but we believe the impact has been material thus far with regard to revenues, income from operations, and cash flow from operations and could continue to be material in the near future. We will continue to evaluate and disclose any uncertainty associated with key assumptions underlying fair value estimates, trends and uncertainties that have had, or are reasonably expected to have, a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows for and at the end of each interim period.

 

The condensed financial information as of April 30, 2020 and for the three and six months ended April 30, 2020 and April 30, 2019 is unaudited. However, in our opinion, the interim data includes all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly our consolidated financial position, results of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows for and at the end of the interim periods. We suggest that you read these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2019.

 

2.REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

We design, manufacture and sell computerized machine tools.  Our computer control systems and software products are primarily sold as integral components of our computerized machine tool products.  We also provide machine tool components, automation integration equipment and solutions for job shops, software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for our products, as well as customer service, training and applications support.

 

We adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (“ASC 606”) on November 1, 2018, the start of our 2019 fiscal year, and elected the modified retrospective method as of the date of adoption. Prior to the adoption of ASC 606, our revenues were already recognized in the same manner as that required by ASC 606. Therefore, the adoption of ASC 606 did not have an effect on our overall financial statements.

 

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We recognize revenues from the sale of machine tools, components and accessories and services and reflect the consideration to which we expect to be entitled.  We record revenues based on a five-step model in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) guidance codified in ASC 606. In accordance with ASC 606, we have defined contracts as agreements with our customers and distributors in the form of purchase orders, packing or shipping documents, invoices, and, periodically, verbal requests for components and accessories. For each contract, we identify our performance obligations, which are delivering goods or services, determine the transaction price, allocate the contract transaction price to each of the performance obligations (when applicable), and recognize the revenue when (or as) each of the performance obligations to the customer is fulfilled.  A good or service is transferred when the customer obtains control of that good or service.  Our computerized machine tools are general purpose computer-controlled machine tools that are typically used in stand-alone operations. Prior to shipment, we test each machine to ensure the machine’s compliance with standard operating specifications. We deem that the customer obtains control upon delivery of the product and that obtaining control is not contingent upon contractual customer acceptance. Therefore, we recognize revenue from sales of our machine tool systems upon delivery of the product to the customer or distributor, which is normally at the time of shipment.

 

Depending upon geographic location, after shipment, a machine may be installed at the customer’s facilities by a distributor, independent contractor or by one of our service technicians. In most instances where a machine is sold through a distributor, we have no installation involvement. If sales are direct or through sales agents, we will typically complete the machine installation, which consists of the reassembly of certain parts that were removed for shipping and the re-testing of the machine to ensure that it is performing within the standard specifications. We consider the machine installation process for our three-axis machines to be inconsequential and perfunctory. For our five-axis machines that we install, we estimate the fair value of the installation performance obligation and recognize that installation revenue on a prorata basis over the period of the installation process.

 

From time to time, and depending upon geographic location, we may provide training or freight services. We consider these services to be perfunctory within the context of the contract, as the value of these services typically does not rise to a material level as a component of the total contract value. Service fees from maintenance contracts are deferred and recognized in earnings on a prorata basis over the term of the contract and are generally sold on a stand-alone basis. Customer discounts and estimated product returns are considered variable consideration and are recorded as a reduction of revenue in the same period that the related sales are recorded.  We have reviewed the overall sales transactions for variable consideration and have determined that these amounts are not significant.

 

3.DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

 

We are exposed to certain market risks relating to our ongoing business operations, including foreign currency risk, interest rate risk and credit risk. We manage our exposure to these and other market risks through regular operating and financing activities. Currently, the only risk that we manage through the use of derivative instruments is foreign currency risk, for which we enter into derivative instruments in the form of foreign currency forward exchange contracts with a few major financial institutions.

 

We enter into these forward exchange contracts to reduce the potential effects of foreign exchange rate movements on our net equity investment in one of our foreign subsidiaries, to reduce the impact on gross profit and net earnings from sales and purchases denominated in foreign currencies, and to reduce the impact on our net earnings of foreign currency fluctuations on receivables and payables denominated in foreign currencies that are different than the subsidiaries’ functional currency. We are primarily exposed to foreign currency exchange rate risk with respect to transactions and net assets denominated in Euros, Pounds Sterling, Indian Rupee, Singapore Dollars, Chinese Yuan, Polish Zloty, and New Taiwan Dollars. We record all derivative instruments as assets or liabilities at fair value.

 

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Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instruments

 

We enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts periodically to hedge certain forecasted inter-company sales and purchases denominated in the following foreign currencies: the Pound Sterling, Euro and New Taiwan Dollar. The purpose of these instruments is to mitigate the risk that the U.S. Dollar net cash inflows and outflows resulting from sales and purchases denominated in foreign currencies will be adversely affected by changes in exchange rates. These forward contracts have been designated as cash flow hedge instruments and are recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value in Derivative assets and Derivative liabilities. The effective portion of the gains and losses resulting from the changes in the fair value of these hedge contracts is deferred in Accumulated other comprehensive loss and recognized as an adjustment to Cost of sales and service in the period that the corresponding inventory sold that is the subject of the related hedge contract is recognized, thereby providing an offsetting economic impact against the corresponding change in the U.S. Dollar value of the inter-company sale or purchase being hedged. The ineffective portion of gains and losses resulting from the changes in the fair value of these hedge contracts is immediately reported in Other income, net. We perform quarterly assessments of hedge effectiveness by verifying and documenting the critical terms of the hedge instrument and determining that forecasted transactions have not changed significantly. We also assess on a quarterly basis whether there have been adverse developments regarding the risk of a counterparty default.

 

We had forward contracts outstanding as of April 30, 2020, denominated in Euros, Pounds Sterling and New Taiwan Dollars with set maturity dates ranging from May 2020 through April 2021. The contract amounts, expressed at forward rates in U.S. Dollars at April 30, 2020, were $8.5 million for Euros, $3.2 million for Pounds Sterling and $14.5 million for New Taiwan Dollars. At April 30, 2020, we had approximately $547,000 of gains, net of tax, related to cash flow hedges deferred in Accumulated other comprehensive loss. Included in this amount were $490,000 of unrealized gains, net of tax, related to cash flow hedge instruments that remain subject to currency fluctuation risk. The majority of these deferred gains will be recorded as an adjustment to Cost of sales and service in periods through April 2021, when the corresponding inventory that is the subject of the related hedge contracts is sold, as described above.

 

We are also exposed to foreign currency exchange risk related to our investment in net assets in foreign countries. To manage this risk, we entered into a forward contract with a notional amount of €3.0 million in November 2019. We designated this forward contract as a hedge of our net investment in Euro denominated assets. We selected the forward method under FASB guidance related to the accounting for derivative instruments and hedging activities. The forward method requires all changes in the fair value of the contract to be reported as a cumulative translation adjustment in Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, in the same manner as the underlying hedged net assets. This forward contract matures in November 2020. As of April 30, 2020, we had a realized gain of $947,000 and an unrealized gain of $75,000, net of tax, recorded as cumulative translation adjustments in Accumulated other comprehensive loss related to this forward contract.

 

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments

 

We also enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to protect against the effects of foreign currency fluctuations on receivables and payables denominated in foreign currencies. These derivative instruments are not designated as hedges under FASB guidance and, as a result, changes in their fair value are reported currently as Other income (expense), net in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations consistent with the transaction gain or loss on the related receivables and payables denominated in foreign currencies.

 

We had forward contracts outstanding as of April 30, 2020, denominated in Euros, Pounds Sterling, South African Rand, and New Taiwan Dollar with set maturity dates ranging from May 2020 through April 2021. The contract amounts, expressed at forward rates in U.S. Dollars at April 30, 2020, totaled $46.7 million.

 

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Fair Value of Derivative Instruments

 

We recognize the fair value of derivative instruments as assets and liabilities on a gross basis on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, all derivative instruments were recorded at fair value on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows (in thousands):

 

   April 30, 2020  October 31, 2019
   Balance Sheet  Fair   Balance Sheet  Fair 
Derivatives  Location  Value   Location  Value 
Designated as Hedging Instruments:          
Foreign exchange forward contracts  Derivative assets  $721   Derivative assets  $751 
Foreign exchange forward contracts  Derivative liabilities  $10   Derivative liabilities  $99 
                 
Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:          
Foreign exchange forward contracts  Derivative assets  $728   Derivative assets  $640 
Foreign exchange forward contracts  Derivative liabilities  $50   Derivative liabilities  $289 

 

Effect of Derivative Instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

Derivative instruments had the following effects on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, net of tax, during the three months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):

 

Derivatives  Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Location of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
  Amount of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
   Three Months Ended
April 30,
      Three Months Ended
April 30,
 
   2020   2019      2020   2019 
Designated as Hedging Instruments: (Effective portion)                       
Foreign exchange forward contracts – Intercompany sales/purchases  $551   $289   Cost of sales and service  $30   $48 
Foreign exchange forward contract – Net investment  $64   $74              

 

We did not recognize any gains or losses as a result of hedges deemed ineffective for either of the three months ended April 30, 2020 or 2019. We recognized the following gains in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations during the three months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 on derivative instruments not designated as hedging instruments (in thousands):

 

Derivatives  Location of Gain
(Loss) Recognized
in Operations
  Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Operations
 
      Three Months Ended
April 30,
 
      2020   2019 
Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:             
Foreign exchange forward contracts  Other income (expense), net  $970   $345 

 

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The following table presents the changes in the components of Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, for the three months ended April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

   Foreign Currency
Translation
   Cash Flow
Hedges
   Total 
Balance, January 31, 2020  $(9,759)  $1,025   $(8,734)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications         (135 )         551         416  
Reclassifications   --    (30)   (30)
Balance, April 30, 2020  $(9,894)  $1,546   $(8,348)

 

Derivative instruments had the following effects on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, net of tax, during the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):

 

Derivatives  Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Location of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
  Amount of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
   Six Months Ended
April 30,
      Six Months Ended
April 30,
 
   2020   2019      2020   2019 
Designated as Hedging Instruments: (Effective portion)                       
Foreign exchange forward contracts – Intercompany sales/purchases  $547   $19   Cost of sales and service  $110   $36 
Foreign exchange forward contract – Net investment  $89   $72              

 

We did not recognize any gains or losses as a result of hedges deemed ineffective for either of the six months ended April 30, 2020 or 2019. We recognized the following gains in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations during the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 on derivative instruments not designated as hedging instruments (in thousands):

 

Derivatives  Location of Gain
(Loss) Recognized
in Operations
  Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Operations
 
      Six Months Ended
April 30,
 
      2020   2019 
Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:             
Foreign exchange forward contracts  Other income (expense), net  $1,126   $111 

 

The following table presents the changes in the components of Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, for the six months ended April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

   Foreign Currency
Translation
   Cash Flow
Hedges
   Total 
Balance, October 31, 2019  $(10,042)  $1,109   $(8,933)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications   148    547    695 
Reclassifications   --    (110)   (110)
Balance, April 30, 2020  $(9,894)  $1,546   $(8,348)

 

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4.EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

 

In March 2016, we adopted the Hurco Companies, Inc. 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2016 Equity Plan”), which allows us to grant awards of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, stock units and other stock-based awards. The 2016 Equity Plan replaced the Hurco Companies, Inc. 2008 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2008 Plan”) and is the only active plan under which equity awards may be made by us to our employees and non-employee directors. No further awards will be made under our 2008 Plan. The total number of shares of our common stock that may be issued pursuant to awards under the 2016 Equity Plan is 856,048, which includes 386,048 shares remaining available for future grants under the 2008 Plan as of March 10, 2016, the date our shareholders approved the 2016 Equity Plan.

 

The Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors has the authority to determine the officers, directors and key employees who will be granted awards under the 2016 Equity Plan; designate the number of shares subject to each award; determine the terms and conditions upon which awards will be granted; and prescribe the form and terms of award agreements. We have granted restricted shares and performance units under the 2016 Equity Plan that are currently outstanding, and we have granted stock options under the 2008 Plan that are currently outstanding. No stock option may be exercised more than ten years after the date of grant or such shorter period as the Compensation Committee may determine at the date of grant. The market value of a share of our common stock, for purposes of the 2016 Equity Plan, is the closing sale price as reported by the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the date in question or, if not a trading day, on the last preceding trading date.

 

A summary of stock option activity for the six-month period ended April 30, 2020, is as follows:

 

   Stock Options   Weighted Average
Exercise Price
 
Outstanding at October 31, 2019   37,045   $21.69 
Options granted   --    -- 
Options exercised   --    -- 
Options cancelled   --    -- 
Outstanding at April 30, 2020   37,045   $21.69 

 

Summarized information about outstanding stock options as of April 30, 2020, that have already vested and are currently exercisable, are as follows:

 

   Options Already Vested and
Currently Exercisable
 
Number of outstanding options   37,045 
Weighted average remaining contractual life (years)   1.77 
Weighted average exercise price per share  $21.69 
Intrinsic value of outstanding options  $407,000 

 

The intrinsic value of an outstanding stock option is calculated as the difference between the stock price as of April 30, 2020 and the exercise price of the option.

 

On March 12, 2020, the Compensation Committee granted a total of 17,780 shares of time-based restricted stock to our non-employee directors. The restricted shares vest in full one year from the date of grant provided the recipient remains on the board of directors through that date. The grant date fair value of the restricted shares was based on the closing sales price of our common stock on the grant date, which was $23.62 per share.

 

On January 2, 2020, the Compensation Committee determined the degree to which the long-term incentive compensation arrangement approved for the fiscal 2017-2019 performance period was attained, and the resulting payout level relative to the target amount for each of the metrics that were established by the Compensation Committee in 2017. As a result, the Compensation Committee determined that a total of 28,979 performance share units (“PSUs”) were earned by our executive officers, which PSUs vested on January 2, 2020. The vesting date fair value of the PSUs was based on the closing sales price of our common stock on the vesting date, which was $37.79 per share.

 

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On January 2, 2020, the Compensation Committee also approved a long-term incentive compensation arrangement for our executive officers in the form of restricted shares and PSUs under the 2016 Equity Plan, which will be payable in shares of our common stock if earned and vested. The awards were approximately 25% time-based vesting and approximately 75% performance-based vesting. The three-year performance period for the PSUs is fiscal 2020 through fiscal 2022.

 

On that date, the Compensation Committee granted a total of 20,837 shares of time-based restricted stock to our executive officers. The restricted shares vest in thirds over three years from the date of grant provided the recipient remains employed through that date. The grant date fair value of the restricted shares was based upon the closing sales price of our common stock on the date of grant, which was $37.79 per share.

 

On January 2, 2020, the Compensation Committee also granted a total target number of 26,918 PSUs to our executive officers designated as “PSU – TSR”. These PSUs were weighted as approximately 40% of the overall 2020 executive long-term incentive compensation arrangement and will vest and be paid based upon the total shareholder return of our common stock over the three-year period of fiscal 2020-2022, relative to the total shareholder return of the companies in a specified peer group over that period. Participants will have the ability to earn between 50% of the target number of the PSUs – TSR for achieving threshold performance and 200% of the target number of the PSUs – TSR for achieving maximum performance. The grant date fair value of the PSUs – TSR was $46.81 per PSU and was calculated using the Monte Carlo approach.

 

On January 2, 2020, the Compensation Committee also granted a total target number of 29,174 PSUs to our executive officers designated as “PSU – ROIC”. These PSUs were weighted as approximately 35% of the overall 2020 executive long-term incentive compensation arrangement and will vest and be paid based upon the achievement of pre-established goals related to our average return on invested capital over the three-year period of fiscal 2020-2022. Participants will have the ability to earn between 50% of the target number of the PSUs - ROIC for achieving threshold performance and 200% of the target number of the PSUs - ROIC for achieving maximum performance. The grant date fair value of the PSUs – ROIC was based on the closing sales price of our common stock on the grant date, which was $37.79 per share.

 

On November 13, 2019, the Compensation Committee granted a total of 8,052 shares of time-based restricted stock to our non-executive employees. The restricted shares vest in thirds over three years from the date of grant provided the recipient remains employed through that date. The grant date fair value of the restricted shares was based upon the closing sales price of our common stock on the date of grant, which was $35.75 per share.

 

A reconciliation of our restricted stock and PSU activity and related information for the six-month period ended April 30, 2020 is as follows:

 

   Number of Shares   Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
 
Unvested at October 31, 2019   200,482   $39.62 
Shares or units granted   102,761    37.54 
Shares or units vested   (47,750)   38.35 
Shares or units cancelled   (10,164)   40.88 
Shares or units withheld   (13,369)   37.38 
Unvested at April 30, 2020   231,960   $39.03 

 

During the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, we recorded approximately $779,000 and $1.4 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense related to grants under the 2016 Equity Plan. As of April 30, 2020, there was an estimated $4.1 million of total unrecognized stock-based compensation cost that we expect to recognize by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

 

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5.ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS

 

On August 5, 2019, we (through a newly-formed subsidiary, ProCobots, LLC (“ProCobots”)) acquired substantially all of the assets of a U.S.-based automation integration company for approximately $4.4 million.  This acquired business provides automation solutions that can be integrated with any machine tool. The purchase price has been preliminarily allocated to the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed based on their fair values, and approximated $4.4 million. The allocation of the opening balance sheet of ProCobots as of August 5, 2019 was as follows (in thousands):

 

Current assets  $349 
Property plant and equipment   452 
Intangibles   148 
Goodwill   3,500 
Total assets   4,449 
Current liabilities   96 
Total liabilities   96 
      
Total purchase price and cash expended  $4,353 

 

The acquisition was accounted for in accordance with ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations. Accordingly, the total purchase price was allocated to tangible assets and liabilities based on their fair value and the intangibles and goodwill were allocated on a provisional basis at the date of acquisition. These allocations reflected various provisional estimates that were available at the time and are subject to change during the purchase price allocation period as valuations are in the process of being finalized.

 

The results of operations of ProCobots have been included in the consolidated financial statements from the date of acquisition.

 

6.EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Per share results have been computed based on the average number of common shares outstanding over the period in question. The computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share is determined using net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders as the numerator and the number of shares outstanding as the denominator as follows (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   April 30,   April 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   Basic   Diluted   Basic   Diluted   Basic   Diluted   Basic   Diluted 
Net income (loss)  $(3,927)  $(3,927)  $5,252   $5,252   $(4,820)  $(4,820)  $11,906   $11,906 
Undistributed earnings
allocated to participating shares
   41    41    (44)   (44)   51    51    (100)   (100)
Net income (loss) applicable to
common shareholders
  $(3,886)  $(3,886)  $5,208   $5,208   $(4,769)  $(4,769)  $11,806   $11,806 
                                         
Weighted average shares
outstanding
   6,739    6,739    6,764    6,764    6,760    6,760    6,750    6,750 
Stock options and
contingently issuable securities
   --    --    --    60    --    --    --    66 
    6,739    6,739    6,764    6,824    6,760    6,760    6,750    6,816 
 Income (loss) per share  $(0.58)  $(0.58)  $0.77   $0.76   $(0.71)  $(0.71)  $1.75   $1.73 

 

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7.ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

Accounts receivable are net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $1.0 million as of April 30, 2020 and $891,000 as of October 31, 2019.

 

8.INVENTORIES

 

Inventories, priced at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out method) or net realizable value, are summarized below (in thousands):

 

   April 30, 2020   October 31, 2019 
Purchased parts and sub-assemblies  $31,192   $32,074 
Work-in-process   15,644    20,901 
Finished goods   106,028    95,876 
   $152,864   $148,851 

 

9.LEASES

 

We adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-02, “Leases” (“ASC 842”) on November 1, 2019, the start of our 2020 fiscal year, and utilized the transition method allowed. Accordingly, comparative period financial information was not adjusted for the effects of adopting ASC 842 and no cumulative-effect adjustment was required to the opening balance of retained earnings on the adoption date.

 

Upon adoption of ASC 842, we utilized the following elections and practical expedients:

·We have elected to combine non-lease components with lease components.

·If at the lease commencement date, a lease has a lease term of 12 months or less and does not include a purchase option that is reasonably certain to be exercised, we have elected not to apply ASC 842 recognition requirements. Nonetheless, we intend to include leases of less than 12 months within the updated footnote disclosures, if material.

·We have elected not to use the portfolio method if we enter into a large number of leases in the same month with the same terms and conditions.

·As we have applied the new transition method allowed per ASU 2018-11, we have elected not to reassess arrangements entered into prior to November 1, 2019 for whether an arrangement is or contains a lease, the lease classification applied or to separate initial direct costs.

·We have elected not to use hindsight in determining the lease term for lease contracts that have historically been renewed or amended.

 

Our lease portfolio includes leased production and assembly facilities, warehouses and distribution centers, office space, vehicles, material handling equipment utilized in our production and assembly facilities, laptops and other information technology equipment, as well as other miscellaneous leased equipment. Most of the leased production and assembly facilities have lease terms ranging from two to five years, although the terms and conditions of our leases can vary significantly from lease to lease. We have assessed the specific terms and conditions of each lease to determine the amount of the lease payments and the length of the lease term, which includes the minimum period over which lease payments are required plus any renewal options that are both within our control to exercise and reasonably certain of being exercised upon lease commencement. In determining whether or not a renewal option is reasonably certain of being exercised, we assessed all relevant factors to determine if sufficient incentives exist as of lease commencement to conclude renewal is reasonably certain. There are no material residual value guarantees provided by us, nor any restrictions or covenants imposed by the leases to which we are a party. In determining the lease liability, we utilize our incremental borrowing rate to discount the future lease payments over the lease term to present value.

 

We record a right-of-use asset and lease liability on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for all leases for which we are a lessee, in accordance with ASC 842. We are a lessor in a small number of lease agreements associated with our automation integration equipment for which the impact to our consolidated financial statements is immaterial. All our leases for which we are a lessee are classified as operating leases under the guidance in Topic 840.

 

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We recorded total operating lease expense of $2.5 million and $2.4 million for the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, which is classified within Cost of sales and service and Selling, general and administrative expenses within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Operating lease expense includes short-term leases and variable lease payments which are immaterial. There have been no lease costs capitalized on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 30, 2020.

 

The following table summarizes supplemental cash flow information and non-cash activity related to operating leases for the six months ended April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

  

Six Months Ended

April 30, 2020

 
Operating cash flow information:     
    Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities  $2,336 
Noncash information:     
    Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities  $1,007 

  

The following table summarizes the maturities of lease commitments as of October 31, 2019, prior to the adoption of the new lease guidance, as previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019 (in thousands):

 

2020   $4,015 
2021    3,149 
2022   2,224 
2023    1,482 
2024 and thereafter    2,531 
Total   $13,401 

 

The following table summarizes the maturities of undiscounted cash flows of lease commitments reconciled to the total lease liability as of April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

Remainder of 2020   $2,233 
2021   3,767 
2022   2,689 
2023   1,729 
2024 and thereafter    2,778 
Total    13,196 
   Less: Imputed interest   (553)
Present value of operating lease liabilities  $12,643 

 

As of April 30, 2020, the weighted-average remaining term of our lease portfolio was approximately 4.1 years and the weighted-average discount rate was approximately 1.6%.

 

10.SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

We operate in a single segment: industrial automation equipment. We design, manufacture and sell computerized (i.e., CNC) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry through a worldwide sales, service and distribution network.  Although the majority of our computer control systems and software products are proprietary, they predominantly use industry standard personal computer components. Our computer control systems and software products are primarily sold as integral components of our computerized machine tool products.  We also provide machine tool components, automation equipment and solutions for job shops, software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for our products, as well as customer service and training and applications support.

 

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11.GUARANTEES AND PRODUCT WARRANTIES

 

From time to time, our subsidiaries guarantee third party payment obligations in connection with the sale of machines to customers that use financing. We follow FASB guidance for accounting for guarantees (codified in ASC 460). As of April 30, 2020, we had 23 outstanding third party payment guarantees totaling approximately $0.5 million. The terms of these guarantees are consistent with the underlying customer financing terms. Upon shipment of a machine, the customer assumes the risk of ownership. The customer does not obtain title, however, until it has paid for the machine. A retention of title clause allows us to recover the machine if the customer defaults on the financing. We accrue liabilities under these guarantees at fair value, which amounts are insignificant.

 

We provide warranties on our products with respect to defects in material and workmanship. The terms of these warranties are generally one year for machines and shorter periods for service parts. We recognize a reserve with respect to this obligation at the time of product sale, with subsequent warranty claims recorded against the reserve. The amount of the warranty reserve is determined based on historical trend experience and any known warranty issues that could cause future warranty costs to differ from historical experience. A reconciliation of the changes in our warranty reserve is as follows (in thousands):

 

  

Six Months Ended

April 30,

 
   2020   2019 
Balance, beginning of period  $1,760   $2,497 
Provision for warranties during the period   899    1,630 
Charges to the reserve   (1,407)   (1,793)
Impact of foreign currency translation   (8)   11 
Balance, end of period  $1,244   $2,345 

 

The year-over-year decrease in our warranty reserve was primarily due to a decrease in the number of machines under warranty resulting from decreased sales volume.

 

12.DEBT AGREEMENTS

 

On December 31, 2018, we and our subsidiary Hurco B.V. entered into a new credit agreement, which was amended by that certain First Amendment dated March 13, 2020 (as amended, the “2018 Credit Agreement”), with Bank of America, N.A., as the lender. The 2018 Credit Agreement provides for an unsecured revolving credit and letter of credit facility in a maximum aggregate amount of $40.0 million. The 2018 Credit Agreement provides that the maximum amount of outstanding letters of credit at any one time may not exceed $10.0 million, the maximum amount of outstanding loans made to our subsidiary Hurco B.V. at any one time may not exceed $20.0 million, and the maximum amount of all outstanding loans denominated in alternative currencies at any one time may not exceed $20.0 million. Under the 2018 Credit Agreement, we and Hurco B.V. are borrowers, and certain of our other subsidiaries are guarantors. The scheduled maturity date of the 2018 Credit Agreement is December 31, 2020.

 

Borrowings under the 2018 Credit Agreement bear interest at floating rates based on, at our option, either (i) a LIBOR-based rate, or other alternative currency-based rate approved by the lender, plus 0.75% per annum, or (ii) a base rate (which is the highest of (a) the federal funds rate plus 0.50%, (b) the prime rate or (c) the one month LIBOR-based rate plus 1.00%), plus 0.00% per annum. Outstanding letters of credit will carry an annual rate of 0.75%.

 

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The 2018 Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default, including covenants (1) restricting us from making certain investments, loans, advances and acquisitions (but permitting us to make investments in subsidiaries of up to $10.0 million); (2) restricting us from making certain payments, including (a) cash dividends, except that we may pay cash dividends as long as immediately before and after giving effect to such payment, the sum of the unused amount of the commitments under the 2018 Credit Agreement plus our cash on hand is not less than $10.0 million, and as long as we are not in default before and after giving effect to such dividend payments and (b) payments made to repurchase shares of our common stock, except that we may repurchase shares of our common stock as long as we are not in default before and after giving effect to such repurchases and the aggregate amount of payments made by us for all such repurchases during any fiscal year does not exceed $10.0 million; (3) requiring that we maintain a minimum working capital of $125.0 million; and (4) requiring that we maintain a minimum tangible net worth of $170.0 million. We may use the proceeds from advances under the 2018 Credit Agreement for general corporate purposes.

 

In March 2019, our wholly-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan, Hurco Manufacturing Limited. (“HML”), and China, Ningbo Hurco Machine Tool Co. Ltd. (“NHML”), closed on uncommitted revolving credit facilities with maximum aggregate amounts of 150 million New Taiwan Dollars (the “Taiwan credit facility”) and 32.5 million Chinese Yuan (the “China credit facility”), respectively. As uncommitted facilities, both the Taiwan and China credit facilities are subject to review and termination by the respective underlying lending institutions from time to time.

 

As of April 30, 2020, our existing credit facilities consist of our €1.5 million revolving credit facility in Germany, the 150 million New Taiwan Dollars Taiwan credit facility, the 32.5 million Chinese Yuan China credit facility and the $40.0 million revolving credit facility under the 2018 Credit Agreement. There were no borrowings under any of our credit facilities and there was $51.3 million of available borrowing capacity thereunder.

 

13.INCOME TAXES

 

Our provision for income taxes and effective tax rate are affected by the geographical composition of pre-tax income which includes jurisdictions with differing tax rates, conditional reduced tax rates and other events that are not consistent from period to period, such as changes in income tax laws.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act includes several provisions that provide economic relief for individuals and businesses. The CARES Act, among other things, includes tax provisions relating to refundable payroll tax credits, the deferral of employer’s social security payments, and modifications to net operating loss carryback provisions. We are currently evaluating the impact of the CARES Act on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

We recorded an income tax benefit during the first six months of fiscal 2020 of $1.4 million compared to a tax expense of $4.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2019. Our effective tax rate for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was 22%, compared to 29% for the same period in fiscal 2019.

 

Our unrecognized tax benefits were $230,000 as of April 30, 2020 and $225,000 as of October 31, 2019, and in each case included accrued interest.

 

We recognize accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as components of income tax expense.   As of April 30, 2020, the gross amount of interest accrued, reported in Accrued expenses, was approximately $37,000, which did not include the federal tax benefit of interest deductions.

 

We file U.S. federal and state income tax returns, as well as tax returns in several foreign jurisdictions.  The statutes of limitations with respect to unrecognized tax benefits will expire between July 2020 and July 2024.

 

14.FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

FASB fair value guidance establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which categorizes the inputs used in measuring fair value.  These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs, such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exist, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

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In accordance with this guidance, the following table represents the fair value hierarchy for our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value as of April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019 (in thousands):

 

   Assets   Liabilities 
   April 30, 2020   October 31, 2019   April 30, 2020   October 31, 2019 
Level 1                
Deferred Compensation  $1,580   $1,991   $--   $-- 
                     
Level 2                    
Derivatives  $1,449   $1,391   $60   $388 

 

Included in Level 1 assets are mutual fund investments under a nonqualified deferred compensation plan. We estimate the fair value of these investments on a recurring basis using market prices that are readily available.

 

Included in Level 2 fair value measurements are derivative assets and liabilities related to gains and losses on foreign currency forward exchange contracts entered into with a third party. We estimate the fair value of these derivatives on a recurring basis using foreign currency exchange rates obtained from active markets. Derivative instruments are reported in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements at fair value. We have derivative financial instruments in the form of foreign currency forward exchange contracts as described in Note 3 of Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. The U.S. Dollar equivalent notional amounts of these contracts was $76.6 million and $108.6 million at April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, respectively.

 

The fair value of our foreign currency forward exchange contracts and the related currency positions are subject to offsetting market risk resulting from foreign currency exchange rate volatility. The counterparties to the forward exchange contracts are substantial and creditworthy financial institutions. We do not consider either the risk of counterparties’ non-performance or the economic consequences of counterparties’ non-performance to be material risks.

 

15.CONTINGENCIES AND LITIGATION

 

From time to time, we are involved in various claims and lawsuits arising in the normal course of business.  Pursuant to applicable accounting rules, we accrue the minimum liability for each known claim when the estimated outcome is a range of possible loss and no one amount within that range is more likely than another.  We maintain insurance policies for such matters, and we record insurance recoveries when we determine such recovery to be probable.  We do not expect any of these claims, individually or in the aggregate, to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.  We believe that the ultimate resolution of claims for any losses will not exceed our insurance policy coverages.

 

16.NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements:

 

Between February 2016 and February 2019, FASB issued ASC 842, and various related updates, which establish a comprehensive new lease accounting model. ASC 842 clarifies the definition of a lease, requires a dual approach to lease classification similar to current lease classifications, and requires lessees to recognize leases on the balance sheet as a lease liability with a corresponding right-of-use asset for leases with a lease-term of more than twelve months. Under ASC 842, the income statement will reflect lease expense for operating leases and amortization/interest expense for financing leases.

 

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ASC 842 is effective for our fiscal year 2020, including interim periods within the fiscal year, and requires modified retrospective application. We adopted ASC 842 on November 1, 2019 utilizing the transition method allowed per ASU 2018-11, and accordingly, comparative period financial information was not adjusted for the effects of adopting ASC 842 and no cumulative-effect adjustment was required to the opening balance of retained earnings on the adoption date. See Note 9 of Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.

 

17. LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND GOODWILL

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets. Annually, or more often when there are indicators of impairment, we evaluate the carrying value of long-lived assets to be held and used. The carrying value of a long-lived asset (or group of assets) to be held and used is considered impaired when the anticipated separately identifiable undiscounted cash flows from such an asset (or group of assets) are less than the carrying value of the asset (or group of assets).  The adverse change in the business climate resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic created triggering events during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which warranted our review of these assets for potential impairment as of April 30, 2020.  We determined that we have a single asset group due to the interdependent nature of our operations.  We estimated the cash flows during the remaining useful life of the primary asset, and our undiscounted cash flow was in excess of the book value of our single asset group, and therefore, there was no impairment indications for our long-lived assets for the period ended April 30, 2020.

 

Goodwill and Intangible Assets. Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles arising from a business combination are not amortized and charged to expense over time. Instead, goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles must be reviewed annually for impairment, or more frequently, if circumstances arise indicating potential impairment. For goodwill, if the carrying amount of the reporting unit containing the goodwill exceeds the fair value of that reporting unit, an impairment loss is recognized for that excess, but only to the extent of the goodwill amount allocated to that reporting unit.  For indefinite-lived intangible assets, if the carrying amount exceeds the fair value, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess.  Intangible assets that are determined to have a finite life are amortized over their estimated useful lives and are also subject to review for impairment if indicators of impairment are identified.  The adverse change in the business climate resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic created triggering events during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which warranted our review of these assets for potential impairment as of April 30, 2020.  For the goodwill impairment test we developed a discounted cash flow model for our single reporting unit.  The discounted cash flows were in excess of our book value of equity, and therefore we determined that goodwill and indefinite lived assets were not impaired.  Should actual cash flows differ from the assumptions used in the discounted cash flow estimates, it is reasonably possible that there could be impairment of these assets in the future.

 

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Item 2.MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) contains information intended to help provide an understanding of our financial condition and other related matters, including our liquidity, capital resources and results of operations. The MD&A is provided as a supplement to, and should be read in conjunction with, our unaudited financial statements and the notes accompanying our unaudited financial statements appearing elsewhere in this report, as well as our audited financial statements, the accompanying notes and the MD&A included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2019.

 

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

 

Hurco Companies, Inc. is an international, industrial technology company operating in a single segment. We design, manufacture and sell computerized (i.e., CNC) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry through a worldwide sales, service and distribution network.  Although the majority of our computer control systems and software products are proprietary, they predominantly use industry standard personal computer components.  Our computer control systems and software products are primarily sold as integral components of our computerized machine tool products.  We also provide machine tool components, automation integration equipment and solutions for job shops, software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for our products, as well as customer service and training and applications support.

 

The following overview is intended to provide a brief explanation of the principal factors that have contributed to our recent financial performance. This overview is intended to be read in conjunction with the more detailed information included in our financial statements that appear elsewhere in this report.

 

The market for machine tools is international in scope. We have both significant foreign sales and significant foreign manufacturing operations. During the first six months of fiscal 2020, approximately 43% of our revenues were attributable to customers in Europe, where we typically sell more of our higher-performance, higher-priced VMX series machines. Additionally, approximately 15% of our revenues were attributable to customers in the Asia Pacific region, where we encounter greater pricing pressures.

 

We have three brands of CNC machine tools in our product portfolio: Hurco is the technology innovation brand for customers who want to increase productivity and profitability by selecting a brand with the latest software and motion technology. Milltronics is the value-based brand for shops that want easy-to-use machines at competitive prices. The Takumi brand is for customers that need very high speed, high efficiency performance, such as that required in the production, die/mold, aerospace and medical industries. Takumi machines are equipped with industry standard controls instead of the proprietary controls found on Hurco and Milltronics machines. These three brands of CNC machine tools are responsible for the vast majority of our revenue, however, we have added other non-Hurco branded products to our product portfolio that have contributed product diversity and market penetration opportunity. These non-Hurco branded products are sold by our wholly-owned distributors and are comprised primarily of other general-purpose vertical milling centers and lathes, laser cutting machines, waterjet cutting machines, CNC grinders, compact horizontal machines, metal cutting saws and CNC swill lathes. ProCobots is our wholly-owned subsidiary that provides automation solutions that can be integrated with any machine tool. In addition, through our wholly-owned subsidiary LCM Precision Technology S.r.l. (“LCM”), we produce high value machine tool components and accessories.

 

We principally sell our products through more than 190 independent agents and distributors throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  Although some distributors carry competitive products, we are the primary line for the majority of our distributors globally.  We also have our own direct sales and service organizations in China, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and certain parts of the United States, which are among the world's principal machine tool consuming markets. The vast majority of our machine tools are manufactured to our specifications primarily by our wholly-owned subsidiary in Taiwan, HML. Machine castings to support HML’s production are manufactured at our wholly-owned subsidiary in Ningbo, China, NHML. Components to support our SRT line of five-axis machining centers, such as the direct drive spindle, swivel head and rotary table, are manufactured by our wholly-owned subsidiary in Italy, LCM.

 

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Our sales to foreign customers are denominated, and payments by those customers are made, in the prevailing currencies in the countries in which those customers are located (primarily the Euro, Pound Sterling and Chinese Yuan). Our product costs are incurred and paid primarily in the New Taiwan Dollar and the U.S. Dollar. Changes in currency exchange rates may have a material effect on our operating results and consolidated financial statements as reported under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. For example, when the U.S. Dollar weakens in value relative to a foreign currency, sales made, and expenses incurred, in that currency when translated to U.S. Dollars for reporting in our financial statements, are higher than would be the case when the U.S. Dollar is stronger. In the comparison of our period-to-period results, we discuss the effect of currency translation on those results, which reflect translation to U.S. Dollars at exchange rates prevailing during the period covered by those financial statements.

 

Our high levels of foreign manufacturing and sales also expose us to cash flow risks due to fluctuating currency exchange rates. We seek to mitigate those risks through the use of derivative instruments – principally foreign currency forward exchange contracts.

 

We operate in the industrial equipment industry and have a global footprint that subjects us to various business risks in many different countries.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our business and industry during fiscal 2020. Over the past few months, governmental authorities in many of the major global machine tool markets implemented mandatory stay-at-home or shelter orders requiring most businesses to close or to significantly limit operations, resulting in a sudden decrease in demand for many goods and services. Although the mandatory stay-at-home or shelter orders in many jurisdictions permitted our local operations to continue as an essential business or a supplier to critical infrastructure industries or otherwise with remote work capabilities, many of our customers experienced significant disruptions in their business operations and normal purchasing cycles. We cannot predict the duration or scope of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the negative financial impact to our results cannot be reasonably estimated, but we believe the impact has been material thus far with regard to revenues, income from operations, and cash flow from operations and could continue to be material in the near future. To date, we have not experienced material disruptions in our supply chain and have not completely ceased operations at any of our global facilities, but have implemented remote working capabilities, as appropriate or otherwise required under local law.  We have also implemented reductions in headcount and discretionary spending, delayed capital expenditures, and pulled back production activities in an effort to weather the adverse business climate. We have also received stimulus in various countries to support operations and implemented tax deferrals and provisions that were available to us.  We will continue to evaluate and disclose any trends and uncertainties that have had or are reasonably expected to have, a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows for and at the end of each interim period.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended April 30, 2020 Compared to Three Months Ended April 30, 2019

 

Sales and Service Fees. Sales and service fees for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were $37.1 million, a decrease of $33.5 million, or 47%, compared to the corresponding prior year period and included an unfavorable currency impact of $0.4 million, or less than 1%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes.

 

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Sales and Service Fees by Geographic Region

 

The following table sets forth net sales and service fees by geographic region for the second quarter ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
Americas  $16,696    45%  $23,830    34%  $(7,134)   (30)%
Europe   14,736    40%   38,103    54%   (23,367)   (61)%
Asia Pacific   5,694    15%   8,741    12%   (3,047)   (35)%
Total  $37,126    100%  $70,674    100%  $(33,548)   (47)%

 

Sales in the Americas for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 30%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, primarily due to a reduced volume of shipments of Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machines. The reductions in shipment volume were mainly attributable to government-mandated stay-at-home or shelter orders imposed across the region. Additionally, sales in the Americas in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 benefitted from strong demand and backlog coming off fiscal 2018, a record sales year for Hurco.

 

European sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 61%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included an unfavorable currency impact of 1%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. The decrease in European sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was primarily attributable to a reduced volume of shipments of Hurco and Takumi machines as well as a decrease in sales of electro-mechanical components and accessories manufactured by LCM. Similar to the Americas, the reduction in shipment volume was mainly driven by government-mandated COVID-19 stay-at-home orders or other similar operating restrictions imposed across the region. Additionally, sales in Europe during the second quarter of fiscal 2019 benefitted from higher demand and backlog from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

 

Asian Pacific sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 35%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included a negative currency impact of less than 1%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. The reduction in Asian Pacific sales primarily resulted from a reduced volume of shipments of Hurco vertical milling machines in all Asian regions where our customers are located, as many of them were impacted by government-mandated COVID-19 stay-at-home orders or similar operating restrictions.

 

Sales and Service Fees by Product Category

 

The following table sets forth net sales and service fees by product category for the second quarter ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
Computerized Machine Tools  $29,990    81%  $60,567    86%  $(30,577)   (50)%
Computer Control Systems and Software †   338    1%   692    1%   (354)   (51)%
Service Parts   5,185    14%   7,128    10%   (1,943)   (27)%
Service Fees   1,613    4%   2,287    3%   (674)   (29)%
Total  $37,126    100%  $70,674    100%  $(33,548)   (47)%

 

 

Amounts shown do not include computer control systems and software sold as an integrated component of computerized machine systems.

 

Sales of computerized machine tools and computer control systems and software for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 50% and 51%, respectively, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and each included an unfavorable currency impact of less than 1%. Sales of service parts and service fees decreased by 27% and 29%, respectively, during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and each included an unfavorable currency impact of less than 1%. The decreases in all product categories were primarily due to reduced volume of shipments of Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machines and parts and reduced volume of services provided as a result of the impact of government-mandated COVID-19 restrictions across all regions.

 

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Orders. Orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were $36.6 million, a decrease of $30.7 million, or 46%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included an unfavorable currency impact of $0.4 million, or less than 1%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars.

 

The following table sets forth new orders booked by geographic region for the second quarter ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
Americas  $15,924    43%  $20,268    30%  $(4,344)   (21%)
Europe   15,575    43%   36,840    55%   (21,265)   (58%)
Asia Pacific   5,054    14%   10,099    15%   (5,045)   (50%)
Total  $36,553    100%  $67,207    100%  $(30,654)   (46%)

 

Orders in the Americas for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 21%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, primarily due to decreased customer demand for Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

European orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 58%, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and included an unfavorable currency impact of 1%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars. The year-over-year decrease in orders was driven primarily by decreased customer demand for Hurco and Takumi machines, and a decrease in sales of electro-mechanical components and accessories manufactured by LCM, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Asian Pacific orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by 50%, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and included an unfavorable currency impact of 1%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars. The year-over-year decrease in Asian Pacific orders was driven primarily by a reduction in customer demand for Hurco machines in China, India and Southeast Asia, and Takumi vertical and bridge mill machines in China, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $6.7 million, or 18% of sales, compared to $21.6 million, or 31% of sales, for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales was primarily due to lower sales across all sales regions, particularly the European sales region where we typically sell higher-priced, higher-performance machines, competitive pricing pressures on a global basis due to excess inventory levels and the negative impact of fixed costs leveraged against lower sales and production volumes.

 

Operating Expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were $10.6 million, or 29% of sales, compared to $14.1 million, or 20% of sales, for the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included a favorable currency impact of $0.1 million, when translating foreign expenses to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. The reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the implementation of cost reduction plans including changes in employee headcount, decreases in incentive and performance compensation, and reductions in other discretionary spending implemented during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, partially offset by increased operating expenses associated with ProCobots LLC, the U.S.-based automation integration business acquired by Hurco in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

 

Operating Income (Loss). Operating loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $3.9 million compared to operating income of $7.5 million for the corresponding period in fiscal 2019. The decrease in operating income (loss) was primarily driven by the decreased volume of sales.

 

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Other Income (Expense), Net. Other income (expense), net in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by $0.8 million from the corresponding period in fiscal 2019 primarily due to an increase in foreign currency exchange loss in fiscal 2020, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019.

 

Income Taxes. The effective tax rate for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was 16%, compared to 32% for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease in the effective tax rate was primarily due to changes in the geographical composition of pre-tax income, which includes jurisdictions with differing tax rates, conditional reduced tax rates and other events that are not consistent from period to period, such as recent changes in income tax laws to address the unfavorable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act was signed into law in the U.S. on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act includes several provisions that provide economic relief, deferral for payroll taxes and modifications to net operating loss carryback provisions that we are currently evaluating. The potential impact of these tax law changes is reflected in the effective tax rate for the current fiscal year period.

 

Six Months Ended April 30, 2020 Compared to Six Months Ended April 30, 2019

 

Sales and Service Fees. Sales and service fees for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were $80.8 million, a decrease of $64.1 million, or 44%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included an unfavorable currency impact of $0.8 million, or less than 1%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes.

 

Sales and Service Fees by Geographic Region

 

The following table sets forth net sales and service fees by geographic region for the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

  

Six Months Ended

April 30,

 
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
Americas  $34,175    42%  $52,986    37%  $(18,811)   (36)%
Europe   34,821    43%   73,815    51%   (38,994)   (53)%
Asia Pacific   11,790    15%   18,086    12%   (6,296)   (35)%
Total  $80,786    100%  $144,887    100%  $(64,101)   (44)%

 

Sales in the Americas for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 36%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, primarily due to a reduced volume of shipments of Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machines. The reduction in shipment volume was mainly attributable to government-mandated stay-at-home or shelter orders imposed across the region. Additionally, sales in the Americas in the first six months of fiscal 2019 benefitted from strong demand and backlog coming off fiscal 2018, a record sales year for Hurco.

 

European sales for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 53%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included an unfavorable currency impact of 1%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. The decrease in European sales for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was primarily attributable to a reduced volume of shipments of Hurco and Takumi machines as well as a decrease in sales of electro-mechanical components and accessories manufactured by LCM. Similar to the Americas, the reduction in shipment volume was mainly driven by government-mandated COVID-19 stay-at-home orders or other similar operating restrictions imposed across the region. Additionally, sales in Europe during the first six months of fiscal 2019 benefitted from higher demand and backlog from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

 

Asian Pacific sales for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 35%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included a negative currency impact of less than 1%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. The reduction in Asian Pacific sales primarily resulted from a reduced volume of shipments of Hurco vertical milling machines in all Asian regions where our customers are located, as many of them were impacted by government-mandated COVID-19 stay-at-home orders or similar operating restrictions.

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Sales and Service Fees by Product Category

 

The following table sets forth net sales and service fees by product category for the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

   Six Months Ended 
   April 30, 
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
Computerized Machine Tools  $65,203    81%  $124,799    86%  $(59,596)   (48)%
Computer Control Systems and Software †   896    1%   1,425    1%   (529)   (37)%
Service Parts   11,087    14%   14,258    10%   (3,171)   (22)%
Service Fees   3,600    4%   4,405    3%   (805)   (18)%
Total  $80,786    100%  $144,887    100%  $(64,101)   (44)%

 

Amounts shown do not include computer control systems and software sold as an integrated component of computerized machine systems.

 

Sales of computerized machine tools and computer control systems and software for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 48% and 37%, respectively, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and each included an unfavorable currency impact of less than 1%. Sales of service parts and service fees decreased by 22% and 18%, respectively, during the first six months of fiscal 2020, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and each included an unfavorable currency impact of less than 1%. The decreases in all product categories are primarily due to reduced volume of shipments of Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machines and parts and reduced volume of services provided, as well as the impact of government- mandated COVID-19 restrictions across all regions.

 

Orders. Orders for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were $82.1 million, a decrease of $53.1 million, or 39%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included an unfavorable currency impact of $0.7 million, or less than 1%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars.

 

The following table sets forth new orders booked by geographic region for the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

  

Six Months Ended

April 30,

 
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
Americas  $34,086    42%  $44,998    33%  $(10,912)   (24)%
Europe   37,321    45%   70,150    52%   (32,829)   (47)%
Asia Pacific   10,726    13%   20,066    15%   (9,340)   (47)%
Total  $82,133    100%  $135,214    100%  $(53,081)   (39)%

 

Orders in the Americas for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 24%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, primarily due to decreased customer demand for Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

European orders for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 47%, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and included an unfavorable currency impact of 1%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars. The decrease in orders was driven primarily by decreased customer demand for Hurco and Takumi machines, and a decrease in sales of electro-mechanical components and accessories manufactured by LCM, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Asian Pacific orders for the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by 47%, compared to the corresponding prior year period, and included an unfavorable currency impact of less than 1%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars. The decrease in Asian Pacific orders was driven primarily by a reduction in customer demand for Hurco machines in China, India and Southeast Asia and Takumi vertical and bridge mill machines in China during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Gross Profit. Gross profit for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $15.9 million, or 20% of sales, compared to $43.8 million, or 30% of sales, for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales was primarily due to lower sales across all sales regions, particularly the European sales region where we typically sell higher-priced, higher-performance machines, competitive pricing pressures on a global basis due to excess inventory levels and the negative impact of fixed costs leveraged against lower sales and production volumes.

 

Operating Expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were $21.4 million, or 27% of sales, compared to $28.0 million, or 19% of sales, for the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, and included a favorable currency impact of $0.2 million, when translating foreign expenses to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. The reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the implementation of cost reduction plans including changes in employee headcount, decreases in incentive and performance compensation, and reductions in other discretionary spending implemented during the first six months of fiscal 2020, partially offset by increased operating expenses associated with ProCobots LLC, the U.S.-based automation integration business acquired by Hurco in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

 

Operating Income (Loss). Operating loss for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $5.6 million compared to operating income of $15.8 million for the corresponding period in fiscal 2019. The decrease in operating income (loss) year-over-year was primarily driven by the decreased volume of sales.

 

Other Income (Expense), Net. Other income (expense), net in the first six months of fiscal 2020 decreased by $1.3 million from the corresponding period in fiscal 2019 primarily due to foreign currency exchange losses incurred in fiscal 2020, compared to foreign currency exchange gains incurred in the corresponding period in fiscal 2019, as well as a reduction in income related to our equity investment in Hurco Automation, Ltd.

 

Income Taxes. The effective tax rate for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was 22%, compared to 29% for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease in the effective tax rate was primarily due to changes in the geographical composition of pre-tax income, which includes jurisdictions with differing tax rates, conditional reduced tax rates and other events that are not consistent from period to period, such as recent changes in income tax laws under the CARES Act. The potential impact of these tax law changes is reflected in the effective tax rate for the current fiscal year period.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

At April 30, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of $45.3 million, compared to $56.9 million at October 31, 2019. Approximately 20% of the $45.3 million of cash and cash equivalents was denominated in U.S. Dollars. The balance was attributable to our foreign operations and is held in the local currencies of our various foreign entities, subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates. We do not believe that the indefinite reinvestment of these funds offshore impairs our ability to meet our domestic working capital needs.

 

Working capital was $195.6 million at April 30, 2020 compared to $207.2 million at October 31, 2019. The decrease in working capital was primarily driven by decreases in cash and accounts receivable and increases in operating lease liabilities, partially offset by increases in inventories and prepaid expenses and decreases in accrued payroll and employee benefits, and trade accounts payable.  Pursuant to our adoption of ASC 842, on November 1, 2019, right-of-use assets were all recorded as noncurrent, but the lease liabilities were allocated between current and noncurrent.  This created a current liability for operating leases, which resulted in a reduction to our working capital of $3.9 million for the six months ended April 30, 2020.

 

Capital expenditures of $0.8 million during the first six months of fiscal 2020 were primarily for capital improvements in existing facilities and software development costs. We funded these expenditures with cash on hand. The purchase price for the ProCobots acquisition has been preliminarily allocated to the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed based on their fair values, which approximated $4.4 million.

 

On March 13, 2020, we announced that our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program in an aggregate amount of up to $7.0 million. Repurchases under the program may be made in the open market or through privately-negotiated transactions from time to time through March 11, 2022, subject to applicable laws, regulations and contractual provisions. The program may be amended, suspended or discontinued at any time and does not commit us to repurchase any shares of our common stock. During the three and six months ended April 30, 2020, we repurchased $3.9 million in shares of our common stock.

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In addition, during the three and six months ended April 30, 2020, we paid cash dividends to our shareholders of $879,000 and $1.7 million, respectively. Future dividends are subject to approval of our Board of Directors and will depend upon many factors, including our results of operations, financial condition, capital requirements, regulatory and contractual restrictions, our business strategy and other factors deemed relevant by our Board of Directors from time to time.

 

On December 31, 2018, we and our subsidiary Hurco B.V. entered into the 2018 Credit Agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as the lender, which was subsequently amended on March 13, 2020. The 2018 Credit Agreement provides for an unsecured revolving credit and letter of credit facility in a maximum aggregate amount of $40.0 million. The 2018 Credit Agreement provides that the maximum amount of outstanding letters of credit at any one time may not exceed $10.0 million, the maximum amount of outstanding loans made to our subsidiary Hurco B.V. at any one time may not exceed $20.0 million, and the maximum amount of all outstanding loans denominated in alternative currencies at any one time may not exceed $20.0 million. Under the 2018 Credit Agreement, we and Hurco B.V. are borrowers, and certain of our other subsidiaries are guarantors. The scheduled maturity date of the 2018 Credit Agreement is December 31, 2020.

 

Borrowings under the 2018 Credit Agreement bear interest at floating rates based on, at our option, either (i) a LIBOR-based rate, or other alternative currency-based rate approved by the lender, plus 0.75% per annum, or (ii) a base rate (which is the highest of (a) the federal funds rate plus 0.50%, (b) the prime rate or (c) the one month LIBOR-based rate plus 1.00%), plus 0.00% per annum. Outstanding letters of credit will carry an annual rate of 0.75%.

 

The 2018 Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default, including covenants (1) restricting us from making certain investments, loans, advances and acquisitions (but permitting us to make investments in subsidiaries of up to $10.0 million); (2) restricting us from making certain payments, including (a) cash dividends, except that we may pay cash dividends as long as immediately before and after giving effect to such payment, the sum of the unused amount of the commitments under the 2018 Credit Agreement plus our cash on hand is not less than $10.0 million, and as long as we are not in default before and after giving effect to such dividend payments and (b) payments made to repurchase shares of our common stock, except that we may repurchase shares of our common stock as long as we are not in default before and after giving effect to such repurchases and the aggregate amount of payments made by us for all such repurchases during any fiscal year does not exceed $10.0 million; (3) requiring that we maintain a minimum working capital of $125.0 million; and (4) requiring that we maintain a minimum tangible net worth of $170.0 million. We may use the proceeds from advances under the 2018 Credit Agreement for general corporate purposes.

 

In March 2019, our wholly-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan, HML, and China, NHML, closed on uncommitted revolving credit facilities with maximum aggregate amounts of 150 million New Taiwan Dollars and 32.5 million Chinese Yuan, respectively. As uncommitted facilities, both the Taiwan and China credit facilities are subject to review and termination by the respective underlying lending institution from time to time.

 

As of April 30, 2020, our existing credit facilities consist of our €1.5 million revolving credit facility in Germany, the 150 million New Taiwan Dollars Taiwan credit facility, the 32.5 million Chinese Yuan China credit facility and the $40.0 million revolving credit facility under the 2018 Credit Agreement. We had no debt or borrowings under any of our credit facilities at April 30, 2020.

 

At April 30, 2020, we had an aggregate of $51.3 million available for borrowing under our credit facilities and were in compliance with all covenants relating thereto.

 

We have an international cash pooling strategy that generally provides access to available cash deposits and credit facilities when needed in the U.S., Europe or Asia Pacific.  We believe our access to cash pooling and our borrowing capacity under our credit facilities provide adequate liquidity to fund our global operations over the next twelve months and allow us to remain committed to our strategic plan of product innovation, acquisitions, targeted penetration of developing markets, payment of dividends and our stock repurchase program.

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We continue to receive and review information on businesses and assets for potential acquisition, including intellectual property assets that are available for purchase.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Our accounting policies, which are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019, require management to make significant estimates and assumptions using information available at the time the estimates are made. These estimates and assumptions significantly affect various reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses. If our future experience differs materially from these estimates and assumptions, our results of operations and financial condition would be affected. There were no material changes to our critical accounting policies during the first six months of fiscal 2020.

 

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS

 

There have been no material changes related to our contractual obligations and commitments from the information provided in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019.

 

OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

 

From time to time, our subsidiaries guarantee third party payment obligations in connection with the sale of machines to customers that use financing. We follow FASB guidance for accounting for guarantees (codified in ASC 460). As of April 30, 2020, we had 23 outstanding third party payment guarantees totaling approximately $0.5 million. The terms of these guarantees are consistent with the underlying customer financing terms. Upon shipment of a machine, the customer assumes the risk of ownership. The customer does not obtain title, however, until the customer has paid for the machine. A retention of title clause allows us to recover the machine if the customer defaults on the financing. We accrue liabilities under these guarantees at fair value, which amounts are insignificant.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements made in this report constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to:

 

·The cyclical nature of the machine tool industry;

·Uncertain economic conditions, which may adversely affect overall demand, in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific markets;

·The risks of our international operations;

·The limited number of our manufacturing and supply chain sources;

·The effects of changes in currency exchange rates;

·Our dependence on new product development;

·Possible obsolescence of our technology and the need to make technological advances;

·Competition with larger companies that have greater financial resources;

·Increases in the prices of raw materials, especially steel and iron products;

·Acquisitions that could disrupt our operations and affect operating results;

·Impairment of our assets;

·Negative or unforeseen tax consequences;

·The need and/or ability to protect our intellectual property assets;

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·Our ability to integrate acquisitions;

·Uncertainty concerning our ability to use tax loss carryforwards;

·Breaches of our network and system security measures;

·The effect of the loss of members of senior management and key personnel;

·The impact of COVID-19 pandemic and other public health epidemics on the global economy, our business and operations, our employees and the business, operations and economies of our customers and suppliers; and

·Governmental actions, initiatives and regulations, including import and export restrictions, duties and tariffs and changes to tax laws.

 

We discuss these and other important risks and uncertainties that may affect our future operations in Part I, Item 1A – Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in Part II, Item 1A – Risk Factors in this report, and we may update that discussion in a Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q we file hereafter.

 

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. While we believe the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this report.

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Item 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Interest Rate Risk

 

Interest on borrowings under our bank credit agreements are tied to prevailing domestic and foreign interest rates. At April 30, 2020, we had no borrowings outstanding under any of our credit facilities.

 

Foreign Currency Exchange Risk

 

In the first six months of fiscal 2020, we derived approximately 58% of our revenues from customers located outside of the Americas, where we invoiced and received payments in several foreign currencies. All of our computerized machine tools and computer control systems, as well as certain proprietary service parts, are sourced by our U.S.-based engineering and manufacturing division and re-invoiced to our foreign sales and service subsidiaries, primarily in their functional currencies.

 

Our products are sourced from foreign suppliers or built to our specifications by either our wholly-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan, the U.S., Italy and China or an affiliated contract manufacturer in Taiwan. Our purchases are predominantly in foreign currencies and in some cases our arrangements with these suppliers include foreign currency risk sharing agreements, which reduce (but do not eliminate) the effects of currency fluctuations on product costs. The predominant portion of the exchange rate risk associated with our product purchases relates to the New Taiwan Dollar and the Euro.

 

We enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts from time to time to hedge the cash flow risk related to forecasted inter-company sales and purchases denominated in, or based on, foreign currencies (primarily the Euro, Pound Sterling, and New Taiwan Dollar). We also enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to protect against the effects of foreign currency fluctuations on receivables and payables denominated in foreign currencies. We do not speculate in the financial markets and, therefore, do not enter into these contracts for trading purposes.

 

Forward contracts for the sale or purchase of foreign currencies as of April 30, 2020, which are designated as cash flow hedges under FASB guidance related to accounting for derivative instruments and hedging activities, were as follows (in thousands, except weighted average forward rates):

 

   Notional
Amount
   Weighted
Average
  

Contract Amount at

Forward Rates in

U.S. Dollars

    

Forward

Contracts

 

in Foreign

Currency

   Forward
Rate
  

Contract

Date

   April 30,
2020
   Maturity Dates
Sale Contracts:                       
Euro   7,750    1.1277    8,740    8,501   May 2020 - Apr 2021
Pound Sterling   2,525    1.2865    3,248    3,178   May 2020 - Apr 2021
                        
Purchase Contracts:                       
New Taiwan Dollar*   420,000    29.627*   14,176    14,505   May 2020 - Apr 2021

 

*New Taiwan Dollars per U.S. Dollar

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Forward contracts for the sale or purchase of foreign currencies as of April 30, 2020, which were entered into to protect against the effects of foreign currency fluctuations on receivables and payables denominated in foreign currencies and are not designated as hedges under FASB guidance, were as follows (in thousands, except weighted average forward rates):

 

    Notional
Amount
    Weighted
Avg.
    Contract Amount at
Forward Rates in
U.S. Dollars
     

Forward

Contracts

  in Foreign
Currency
    Forward
Rate
   

Contract

Date

  April 30,
2020
    Maturity Dates
Sale Contracts:                                
Euro     24,283     1.1215       27,233     26,670     May 2020 - Apr 2021
Pound Sterling     887     1.2420       1,102     1,116     May 2020 - Jun 2020
South African Rand     3,232     0.0543       175     174     Jun 2020
                                 
Purchase Contracts:                                
New Taiwan Dollar     550,661     29.6169 *     18,593     18,734     May 2020 - Aug 2020

 

* New Taiwan Dollars per U.S. Dollar

 

We are also exposed to foreign currency exchange risk related to our investment in net assets in foreign countries. To manage this risk, we have maintained a forward contract with a notional amount of €3.0 million. We designated this forward contract as a hedge of our net investment in Euro-denominated assets. We selected the forward method under FASB guidance related to the accounting for derivative instruments and hedging activities. The forward method requires all changes in the fair value of the contract to be reported as a cumulative translation adjustment in Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, in the same manner as the underlying hedged net assets. This forward contract matures in November 2020. As of April 30, 2020, we had a realized gain of $947,000 and an unrealized gain of $75,000, net of tax, recorded as cumulative translation adjustments in Accumulated other comprehensive loss related to the hedging of our net investment in Euro-denominated assets. Forward contracts for the sale or purchase of foreign currencies as of April 30, 2020, which are designated as net investment hedges under this guidance were as follows (in thousands, except weighted average forward rates):

 

   Notional
Amount
  Weighted
Avg.
  

Contract Amount at
Forward Rates in

U.S. Dollars

   

Forward

Contract

  in Foreign
Currency
  Forward
Rate
  

Contract

Date

  April 30,
2020
  Maturity Date
Sale Contracts:                      
Euro    3,000   1.1231     3,369   3,295  Nov 2020

 

Item 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

We conducted an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of April 30, 2020, pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based upon that evaluation, our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the evaluation date.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended April 30, 2020 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, we are involved in various claims and lawsuits arising in the normal course of business.  Pursuant to applicable accounting rules, we accrue the minimum liability for each known claim when the estimated outcome is a range of possible loss and no one amount within that range is more likely than another.  We maintain insurance policies for such matters, and we record insurance recoveries when we determine such recovery to be probable.  We do not expect any of these claims, individually or in the aggregate, to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.  We believe that the ultimate resolution of claims for any losses will not exceed our insurance policy coverages.

 

Item 1A.RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in Part I, Item 1A – Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2019, except that the risk factor below is added. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate or trigger other risks discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2019, any of which could materially affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Public health emergencies or outbreaks of epidemics, pandemics, or contagious diseases have disrupted, and could continue to disrupt, our operations and materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

Widespread public health emergencies or outbreaks of epidemics, pandemics, or contagious diseases, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have had, and could continue to have, a material adverse effect our business, financial condition, and results of operations. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, governmental authorities in jurisdictions where our facilities, customers, and suppliers are located have imposed mandatory closures, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing protocols that significantly limit the movement of people, goods, and services or otherwise restrict normal business operations or consumption patterns.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our operations and will likely continue to affect our business. Specifically, many of our sales and service organizations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific have, at one time or another, been subject to temporary closures or otherwise been required to adopt remote work strategies. And, we may continue to experience additional temporary facility closures in response to government mandates and/or the incidence of additional contagion spread.

 

Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak could disrupt our ability to deliver and/or install machines, our procurement of supplies for our operations, and our customers’ purchasing behavior or decisions. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significantly reduced demand for our products, which could continue for an extended period of time. Any or all of the foregoing in jurisdictions where we or our customers, suppliers, or business partners are located could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, cash flows, and financial condition.

 

Significant increases in economic and demand uncertainty have led to disruption and volatility in the global credit and financial markets, which increases the cost of capital and adversely impacts access to capital for both our company and our customers and suppliers. In addition, resulting changes in our access to or cost of capital, expected cash flows, or other factors could cause our goodwill to be impaired, resulting in a non-cash charge against results of operations to write down goodwill for the amount of the impairment. The duration and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain and, therefore, we cannot reasonably estimate its potential impact on our business, financial condition, or results of operations, but such impact has been, and could continue to be, material.

 

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Item 2.UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

On March 13, 2020, we announced that our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program in an aggregate amount of up to $7.0 million. Repurchases under the program may be made in the open market or through privately-negotiated transactions from time to time through March 11, 2022, subject to applicable laws and regulations. The program may be amended, suspended or discontinued at any time and does not commit us to repurchase any shares of our common stock. The following table summarizes the repurchases of common stock made by us during the three months ended April 30, 2020, based on the trade date of the repurchase:

 

    Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
   Average Price
Paid per
Share(1)
   Total Number of
Shares
Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs
  

Approximate
Dollar Value of
Shares that
May Yet Be
Purchased
Under Plans or
Programs

($ in millions) (1)

 
February 2020    0   $0    0   $7.0 
March 2020    75,621   $25.08    75,621   $5.1 
April 2020    76,253   $27.84    76,253   $3.0 
Total    151,874         151,874      

 

(1)  Includes commissions paid related to our repurchases of shares of common stock.

 

 

Item 5.OTHER INFORMATION

 

During the period covered by this report, the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors engaged our independent registered public accounting firm to perform non-audit, tax planning services. This disclosure is made pursuant to Section 10A(i)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as added by Section 202 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

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Item 6.EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

3.1  Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 1997.
    
3.2  Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Registrant as amended through November 16, 2017, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 17, 2017.
    
10.1  First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 13, 2020, to the Credit Agreement, dated as of December 31, 2018, among Hurco Companies, Inc. and Hurco B.V., as the Borrowers, certain subsidiaries party thereto, as the Guarantors, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Lender, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 13, 2020.
    
31.1  Certification by the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
    
31.2  Certification by the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
    
32.1  Certification by the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  
32.2  Certification by the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
    
101.INS  XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
101.LAB  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
101.DEF  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

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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.

 

 

  HURCO COMPANIES, INC. 
    
    
  By: /s/ Sonja K. McClelland
    Sonja K. McClelland 
    Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer 
    & Chief Financial Officer 

 

June 8, 2020

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED

 

I, Michael Doar, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Hurco Companies, Inc.;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the 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.The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

/s/ Michael Doar  
Michael Doar  
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  
June 8, 2020  

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED

 

I, Sonja K. McClelland, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Hurco Companies, Inc.;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the 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.The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

/s/ Sonja K. McClelland  
Sonja K. McClelland  
Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer  
June 8, 2020  

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Hurco Companies, Inc. (the "Company") on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), the undersigned hereby certifies, pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)The Report 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 the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

 

/s/ Michael Doar  
Michael Doar  
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  
June 8, 2020  

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Hurco Companies, Inc. (the "Company") on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), the undersigned hereby certifies, pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)The Report 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 the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

 

/s/ Sonja K. McClelland  
Sonja K. McClelland  
Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer  
& Chief Financial Officer  
June 8, 2020  

 

 

v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
Apr. 30, 2019
Apr. 30, 2020
Apr. 30, 2019
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)        
Net income (loss) $ (3,927) $ 5,252 $ (4,820) $ 11,906
Other comprehensive income (loss):        
Translation of foreign currency financial statements (135) (1,386) 148 (77)
(Gain) / loss on derivative instruments reclassified into operations, net of tax of $(9), $(14), $(33) and $(11), respectively (30) (48) (110) (36)
Gain / (loss) on derivative instruments, net of tax of $165, $84, $164 and $5, respectively 551 289 547 19
Total other comprehensive income (loss) 386 (1,145) 585 (94)
Comprehensive income (loss) $ (3,541) $ 4,107 $ (4,235) $ 11,812
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GUARANTEES AND PRODUCT WARRANTIES - Additional Information (Details)
$ in Millions
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
USD ($)
GUARANTEES AND PRODUCT WARRANTIES  
Number Of Guarantees 23
Guarantor Obligations, Maximum Exposure, Undiscounted $ 0.5
Term of Product Warranty 1 year
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FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - Additional Information (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Millions
Apr. 30, 2020
Oct. 31, 2019
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS    
Notional amount of contracts $ 76.6 $ 108.6
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
Apr. 30, 2019
Apr. 30, 2020
Apr. 30, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income (loss) $ (3,927) $ 5,252 $ (4,820) $ 11,906
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:        
Provision (benefit) for doubtful accounts 139 (92) 127 (139)
Deferred income taxes (49) 12 59 (26)
Equity in income (loss) of affiliates (23) (123) (66) (408)
Depreciation and amortization 1,067 906 2,172 1,845
Foreign currency (gain) loss 1,460 436 1,567 (356)
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives (647) (425) 19 (221)
Stock-based compensation 643 724 779 1,433
Change in assets and liabilities:        
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable 3,852 8,340 15,004 10,400
(Increase) decrease in inventories (3,462) (3,473) (4,758) (10,570)
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses (2,443) (386) (4,568) (1,362)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable 249 (4,724) (4,291) (7,616)
Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses 89 1,116 (6,389) (3,641)
Increase (decrease) in accrued income tax (853) (5,123) (1,480) (2,745)
Net change in operating lease assets and liabilities (4) 0 351  
Net change in derivative assets and liabilities (103) (75) (205) 376
Other 1,923 12 1,663 (469)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities (2,089) 2,377 (4,836) (1,593)
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Proceeds from sale of equipment 54 9 127 31
Purchase of property and equipment (203) (499) (389) (1,281)
Software development costs (193) (508) (456) (969)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities (342) (998) (718) (2,219)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Dividends paid (879) (818) (1,693) (1,565)
Taxes paid related to net settlement of restricted shares 0 0 (498) (499)
Stock repurchases (3,911) 0 (3,911)  
Repayment of short-term debt 0 0   (1,454)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (4,790) (818) (6,102) (3,518)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (99) (139) (20) 340
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (7,320) 422 (11,676) (6,990)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 52,587 69,758 56,943 77,170
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 45,267 $ 70,180 $ 45,267 $ 70,180
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DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES - Fair value of derivative instruments (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Apr. 30, 2020
Oct. 31, 2019
Derivatives, Fair Value [Line Items]    
Derivative assets $ 1,449 $ 1,391
Derivative liabilities 60 388
Foreign Exchange Forward | Designated as Hedging Instrument    
Derivatives, Fair Value [Line Items]    
Derivative assets 721 751
Derivative liabilities 10 99
Foreign Exchange Forward | Not Designated as Hedging Instrument    
Derivatives, Fair Value [Line Items]    
Derivative assets 728 640
Derivative liabilities $ 50 $ 289
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INVENTORIES (Tables)
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
INVENTORIES  
Schedule of inventories

Inventories, priced at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out method) or net realizable value, are summarized below (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 

 

October 31, 

 

    

2020

    

2019

Purchased parts and sub-assemblies

 

$

31,192

 

$

32,074

Work-in-process

 

 

15,644

 

 

20,901

Finished goods

 

 

106,028

 

 

95,876

 

 

$

152,864

 

$

148,851

 

v3.20.1
EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN - Stock option activity (Details) - Employee Stock Option
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
$ / shares
shares
Stock Options  
Outstanding at October 31, 2019 | shares 37,045
Options granted | shares 0
Options exercised | shares 0
Options cancelled | shares 0
Outstanding at April 30, 2020 | shares 37,045
Weighted Average Exercise Price  
Outstanding at October 31, 2019 | $ / shares $ 21.69
Options granted | $ / shares 0.00
Options exercised | $ / shares 0.00
Options cancelled | $ / shares 0.00
Outstanding at April 30, 2020 | $ / shares $ 21.69
v3.20.1
ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS  
ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS

5.    ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS

On August 5, 2019, we (through a newly-formed subsidiary, ProCobots, LLC (“ProCobots”)) acquired substantially all of the assets of a U.S.-based automation integration company for approximately $4.4 million.  This acquired business provides automation solutions that can be integrated with any machine tool.  The purchase price has been preliminarily allocated to the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed based on their fair values, and approximated $4.4 million. The allocation of the opening balance sheet of ProCobots as of August 5, 2019 was as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

Current assets

    

$

349

Property plant and equipment

 

 

452

Intangibles

 

 

148

Goodwill

 

 

3,500

Total assets

 

 

4,449

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

96

Total liabilities

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

Total purchase price and cash expended

 

$

4,353

 

The acquisition was accounted for in accordance with ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations. Accordingly, the total purchase price was allocated to tangible assets and liabilities based on their fair value and the intangibles and goodwill were allocated on a provisional basis at the date of acquisition.  These allocations reflected various provisional estimates that were available at the time and are subject to change during the purchase price allocation period as valuations are in the process of being finalized.

The results of operations of ProCobots have been included in the consolidated financial statements from the date of acquisition.

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LEASES
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
LEASES  
LEASES

9.    LEASES

We adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-02, “Leases” (“ASC 842”) on November 1, 2019, the start of our 2020 fiscal year, and utilized the transition method allowed.  Accordingly, comparative period financial information was not adjusted for the effects of adopting ASC 842 and no cumulative-effect adjustment was required to the opening balance of retained earnings on the adoption date.

Upon adoption of ASC 842, we utilized the following elections and practical expedients:

·

We have elected to combine non-lease components with lease components.

·

If at the lease commencement date, a lease has a lease term of 12 months or less and does not include a purchase option that is reasonably certain to be exercised, we have elected not to apply ASC 842 recognition requirements. Nonetheless, we intend to include leases of less than 12 months within the updated footnote disclosures, if material.

·

We have elected not to use the portfolio method if we enter into a large number of leases in the same month with the same terms and conditions.

·

As we have applied the new transition method allowed per ASU 2018-11, we have elected not to reassess arrangements entered into prior to November 1, 2019 for whether an arrangement is or contains a lease, the lease classification applied or to separate initial direct costs.

·

We have elected not to use hindsight in determining the lease term for lease contracts that have historically been renewed or amended.

Our lease portfolio includes leased production and assembly facilities, warehouses and distribution centers, office space, vehicles, material handling equipment utilized in our production and assembly facilities, laptops and other information technology equipment, as well as other miscellaneous leased equipment. Most of the leased production and assembly facilities have lease terms ranging from two to five years, although the terms and conditions of our leases can vary significantly from lease to lease. We have assessed the specific terms and conditions of each lease to determine the amount of the lease payments and the length of the lease term, which includes the minimum period over which lease payments are required plus any renewal options that are both within our control to exercise and reasonably certain of being exercised upon lease commencement. In determining whether or not a renewal option is reasonably certain of being exercised, we assessed all relevant factors to determine if sufficient incentives exist as of lease commencement to conclude renewal is reasonably certain. There are no material residual value guarantees provided by us, nor any restrictions or covenants imposed by the leases to which we are a party. In determining the lease liability, we utilize our incremental borrowing rate to discount the future lease payments over the lease term to present value.

We record a right-of-use asset and lease liability on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for all leases for which we are a lessee, in accordance with ASC 842.  We are a lessor in a small number of lease agreements associated with our automation integration equipment for which the impact to our consolidated financial statements is immaterial. All our leases for which we are a lessee are classified as operating leases under the guidance in Topic 840.

We recorded total operating lease expense of $2.5 million and $2.4 million for the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, which is classified within Cost of sales and service and Selling, general and administrative expenses within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.  Operating lease expense includes short-term leases and variable lease payments which are immaterial.  There have been no lease costs capitalized on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 30, 2020.

The following table summarizes supplemental cash flow information and non-cash activity related to operating leases for the six months ended April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

    

April 30, 2020

Operating cash flow information:

 

 

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities

 

$

2,336

Noncash information:

 

 

 

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

 

$

1,007

 

The following table summarizes the maturities of lease commitments as of October 31, 2019, prior to the adoption of the new lease guidance, as previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

2020

    

$

4,015

2021

 

 

3,149

2022

 

 

2,224

2023

 

 

1,482

2024 and thereafter

 

 

2,531

Total

 

$

13,401

 

The following table summarizes the maturities of undiscounted cash flows of lease commitments reconciled to the total lease liability as of April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

Remainder of 2020

    

$

2,233

2021

 

 

3,767

2022

 

 

2,689

2023

 

 

1,729

2024 and thereafter

 

 

2,778

Total

 

 

13,196

Less: Imputed interest

 

 

(553)

Present value of operating lease liabilities

 

$

12,643

 

As of April 30, 2020, the weighted-average remaining term of our lease portfolio was approximately 4.1 years and the weighted-average discount rate was approximately 1.6%.

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EARNINGS PER SHARE (Tables)
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
EARNINGS PER SHARE  
Schedule of computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share

The computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share is determined using net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders as the numerator and the number of shares outstanding as the denominator as follows (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30, 

 

Six Months Ended April 30, 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

    

Basic

    

Diluted

    

Basic

    

Diluted

    

Basic

    

Diluted

    

Basic

    

Diluted

Net income (loss)

 

$

(3,927)

 

$

(3,927)

 

$

5,252

 

$

5,252

 

$

(4,820)

 

$

(4,820)

 

$

11,906

 

$

11,906

Undistributed earnings allocated to participating shares

 

 

41

 

 

41

 

 

(44)

 

 

(44)

 

 

51

 

 

51

 

 

(100)

 

 

(100)

Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders

 

$

(3,886)

 

$

(3,886)

 

$

5,208

 

$

5,208

 

$

(4,769)

 

$

(4,769)

 

$

11,806

 

$

11,806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

6,739

 

 

6,739

 

 

6,764

 

 

6,764

 

 

6,760

 

 

6,760

 

 

6,750

 

 

6,750

Stock options and contingently issuable securities

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

60

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

66

 

 

 

6,739

 

 

6,739

 

 

6,764

 

 

6,824

 

 

6,760

 

 

6,760

 

 

6,750

 

 

6,816

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Income (loss) per share

 

$

(0.58)

 

$

(0.58)

 

$

0.77

 

$

0.76

 

$

(0.71)

 

$

(0.71)

 

$

1.75

 

$

1.73

 

v3.20.1
INCOME TAXES
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
INCOME TAXES  
INCOME TAXES

13.  INCOME TAXES

Our provision for income taxes and effective tax rate are affected by the geographical composition of pre-tax income which includes jurisdictions with differing tax rates, conditional reduced tax rates and other events that are not consistent from period to period, such as changes in income tax laws.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act includes several provisions that provide economic relief for individuals and businesses. The CARES Act, among other things, includes tax provisions relating to refundable payroll tax credits, the deferral of employer’s social security payments, and modifications to net operating loss carryback provisions. We are currently evaluating the impact of the CARES Act on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

We recorded an income tax benefit during the first six months of fiscal 2020 of $1.4 million compared to a tax expense of $4.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2019. Our effective tax rate for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was 22%, compared to 29% for the same period in fiscal 2019.

Our unrecognized tax benefits were $230,000 as of April 30, 2020 and $225,000 as of October 31, 2019, and in each case included accrued interest.

We recognize accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as components of income tax expense. As of April 30, 2020, the gross amount of interest accrued, reported in Accrued expenses, was approximately $37,000, which did not include the federal tax benefit of interest deductions.

We file U.S. federal and state income tax returns, as well as tax returns in several foreign jurisdictions. The statutes of limitations with respect to unrecognized tax benefits will expire between July 2020 and July 2024. 

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LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND GOODWILL
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND GOODWILL  
LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND GOODWILL

17.  LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND GOODWILL

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets. Annually, or more often when there are indicators of impairment, we evaluate the carrying value of long-lived assets to be held and used.  The carrying value of a long-lived asset (or group of assets) to be held and used is considered impaired when the anticipated separately identifiable undiscounted cash flows from such an asset (or group of assets) are less than the carrying value of the asset (or group of assets).  The adverse change in the business climate resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic created triggering events during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which warranted our review of these assets for potential impairment as of April 30, 2020.  We determined that we have a single asset group due to the interdependent nature of our operations.  We estimated the cash flows during the remaining useful life of the primary asset, and our undiscounted cash flow was in excess of the book value of our single asset group, and therefore, there was  no impairment indications for our long-lived assets for the period ended April 30,2020.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets. Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles arising from a business combination are not amortized and charged to expense over time. Instead, goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles must be reviewed annually for impairment, or more frequently, if circumstances arise indicating potential impairment. For goodwill, if the carrying amount of the reporting unit containing the goodwill exceeds the fair value of that reporting unit, an impairment loss is recognized for that excess, but only to the extent of the goodwill amount allocated to that reporting unit.  For indefinite-lived intangible assets, if the carrying amount exceeds the fair value, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess.  Intangible assets that are determined to have a finite life are amortized over their estimated useful lives and are also subject to review for impairment if indicators of impairment are identified.  The adverse change in the business climate resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic created triggering events during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which warranted our review of these assets for potential impairment as of April 30, 2020.  For the goodwill impairment test we developed a discounted cash flow model for our single reporting unit.  The discounted cash flows were in excess of our book value of equity, and therefore we determined that goodwill and indefinite lived assets were not impaired.  Should actual cash flows differ from the assumptions used in the discounted cash flow estimates, it is reasonably possible that there could be impairment of these assets in the future.

 

v3.20.1
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (Details) - USD ($)
Apr. 30, 2020
Oct. 31, 2019
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE    
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable $ 1,000,000 $ 891,000
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EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN - Reconciliation of restricted stock activity (Details)
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
$ / shares
shares
Number of Shares  
Unvested at October 31, 2019 | shares 200,482
Shares or units granted | shares 102,761
Shares or units vested | shares (47,750)
Shares or units cancelled | shares (10,164)
Shares or units withheld | shares (13,369)
Unvested at April 30, 2020 | shares 231,960
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value  
Unvested at October 31, 2019 | $ / shares $ 39.62
Shares or units granted | $ / shares 37.54
Shares or units vested | $ / shares 38.35
Shares or units cancelled | $ / shares 40.88
Shares or units withheld | $ / shares 37.38
Unvested at April 30, 2020 | $ / shares $ 39.03