11-K 1 astecindustries_401kx2020.htm 11-K Document

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 11-K


FOR ANNUAL REPORTS OF EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE, SAVINGS
AND SIMILAR PLANS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


(Mark One)
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020

OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _____ to _____.

Commission File No. 001-11595

A.Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:

Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan

B.Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:

Astec Industries, Inc.
1725 Shepherd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-5898





REQUIRED INFORMATION

The following financial statements and schedule of the Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan, prepared in accordance with the financial reporting requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, are filed herewith.



Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan
Index to Financial Statements and Supplemental Schedule on Form 11-K
For the Year Ended December 31, 2020







Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To Plan Administrator and Plan Participants of the
Astec Industries Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan:

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the Astec Industries Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2020, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Supplemental Information

The schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2020 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor's Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

/s/ LBMC, PC

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2013.

Brentwood, Tennessee
June 16, 2021
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Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan
Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits

As of December 31,
20202019
Assets
Interest bearing cash$— $1,529 
Investments, at fair value287,130,579 283,595,909 
Receivables:
Company contributions212,826 122,848 
Participant contributions62,785 — 
Notes receivable from participants6,996,455 8,423,084 
Total receivables7,272,066 8,545,932 
Total assets294,402,645 292,143,370 
Liabilities
Excess participant contributions payable22,549 66,119 
Net assets available for benefits $294,380,096 $292,077,251 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements
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Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan
Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits

Year Ended December 31, 2020
Additions to net assets attributed to:
Net appreciation in fair value of investments$24,669,942 
Dividend income10,390,676 
Total investment income35,060,618
Interest income on notes receivable from participants478,219 
Contributions:
Participants15,307,685 
Company6,412,146 
Rollover3,147,911 
Total contributions24,867,742 
Total additions60,406,579 
Deductions from net assets attributed to:
Benefits paid to participants57,542,733 
Administrative expenses561,001 
Total deductions58,103,734 
Net increase in net assets available for benefits2,302,845 
Net assets available for benefits as of beginning of year 292,077,251 
Net assets available for benefits as of end of year$294,380,096 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement
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Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan
Notes to Financial Statements

1. Description of Plan

The following description of the Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan (the “Plan”) provides only general information. Participants should refer to the Plan document for a more complete description of the Plan’s provisions.

General

The Plan is a defined contribution plan covering all eligible full-time employees of Astec Industries, Inc. and its U.S. domiciled subsidiaries (the "Company") who have reached age eighteen. Eligible Participants are automatically enrolled in the Plan with a 4% salary deferral unless they elect otherwise. The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended ("ERISA"). The Plan is administered by a committee appointed by the Company. Great-West Financial Retirement Plan Services is the record-keeper for the Plan. Great-West Trust Company, LLC is the trustee of the Plan.

Contributions

Participants may elect to contribute up to 90% of their base salary through payroll deductions, as defined under the provisions of the Plan document, subject to Internal Revenue Code ("Code") limitations. Annually, participants whose deferral election was 0% at the immediately preceding year end are auto-enrolled in the Plan with a 4% deferral rate (unless they elect otherwise). In addition, for participants deferring between 1% and 9%, an automatic 1% deferral rate increase is applied each year on January 1. The Company matches 75% of each participant’s contribution up to 4% of the participant’s compensation. Participants who will attain age 50 before the close of the Plan year are eligible to make additional catch-up contributions, subject to Code limitations. Catch-up contributions are not eligible for the Company’s matching contribution.

Participants direct their elective contributions into various investment options offered by the Plan and can change their investment options on a daily basis. If a participant is automatically enrolled, their contributions are invested in accordance with the default investment alternatives established under the Plan until the participant changes their election. The Company’s contributions are allocated in the same manner as that of the participant’s elective contributions.

Participant Accounts

Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contributions, the Company’s matching contributions, and Plan investment earnings. Additionally, a participant’s account is charged with quarterly recordkeeping fees, administrative fees for certain participant elected services and Plan investment losses. Allocations of investment earnings (losses) are based on participant account balances, as defined. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s account.

Vesting

Participants are immediately vested in their entire account balance.

Participant Loans

Participants may borrow from their accounts a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $50,000, reduced by certain items identified in the Plan document, or 50% of their vested account balance, whichever is lower. Loan terms range from one to five years or up to twenty years for the purchase of a primary residence. The loans are secured by the balances in the respective participants’ accounts and bear interest at a rate of prime plus two percent. Principal and interest are paid ratably through payroll deductions.

Payment of Benefits

Subsequent to termination of service, a participant may receive a lump-sum amount equal to the value of his or her account on the date of distribution. Annual required minimum distributions are paid as prescribed by the Code on certain participant accounts.

In-service withdrawals are available in certain limited circumstances, as defined by the Plan document. Hardship withdrawals are allowed for participants incurring an immediate and heavy financial need, as defined by the Plan document. Hardship withdrawals are strictly regulated by the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").

Administrative Expenses

Certain expenses of maintaining the Plan, such as audit, legal services and discrimination testing, are paid directly by the Company and are excluded from these financial statements. Recordkeeping fees (Note 6) and fees for investment advisory services requested by individual participants are charged directly to those participants’ accounts and are included in administrative expenses.

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Plan Termination

Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to discontinue its contributions at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERlSA. If the Plan is terminated or contributions are permanently discontinued, benefits will remain 100% vested and be distributed in accordance with the provisions of the Plan.

Plan Changes

The Plan has implemented certain requirements by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) and the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the SECURE Act), which change the Plan to allow certain eligible individuals to receive coronavirus-related distributions of up to $100,000, suspend required minimum distributions and delay the commencement date for required minimum distributions. The features within these acts were operationally implemented to the Plan in April 2020. Written amendments to the Plan to reflect these operational changes will be adopted at a later date in accordance with applicable law and IRS guidance.

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements of the Plan are presented on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").

Uses of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires Plan management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and disclosed in the financial statements and accompanying notes and supplemental schedule. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Notes receivable from participants represent participant loans that are recorded at their unpaid principal balances plus any accrued but unpaid interest. Interest income on notes receivable from participants is recorded when it is earned. Related loan processing fees are deducted from loan proceeds at the inception of the loan. No allowance for credit losses has been recorded as of December 31, 2020 or 2019. If a participant ceases to make loan repayments and the Plan administrator determines the participant loan to be a deemed distribution, the record keeper provides the participant with the IRS required 1099R.

Excess Participant Contributions Payable

Amounts payable to participants for contributions in excess of amounts allowed by the IRS are recorded as a liability with a corresponding reduction to contributions. The Plan distributes the excess contributions to the applicable participants prior to March 15 of the following year.

Investments

The Plan’s investments are stated at fair value as described in Note 3.

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade date basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Interest is recognized when earned. Net appreciation includes the Plan’s gains and losses on investments bought and sold as well as held during the year.

Subsequent Events

Plan management has evaluated events and transactions that occurred between December 31, 2020 and the report date for possible recognition or disclosure in the financial statements.

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3. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received upon sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (i.e. an exit price). The fair value hierarchy prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:

Level 1 -Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 -Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities; or unadjusted quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; or inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability.
Level 3 -Inputs reflect management's best estimate of what market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability at the measurement date. Consideration is given to the risk inherent in the valuation technique and the risk inherent in the inputs to the model.

The level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement is classified is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.

Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for assets within the fair value hierarchy:

Mutual funds: Valued at the net asset value (“NAV”) of shares held by the Plan at year end which is based on the closing price reported in the active market.
Common stock: Valued at the closing price reported on the active market on which the individual securities are traded.

There have been no changes in the methodologies used as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.

The methods described above may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, while the Plan’s management believes its valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different fair value measurement at the reporting date.

The following tables set forth, by level within the fair value hierarchy (all the Plan’s assets are identified as being in Level 1, other than those using NAV as a practical expedient), the Plan’s assets at fair value as of December 31, 2020 and 2019:

Fair Value as of December 31, 2020
Level 1Total
Mutual funds$245,358,054 $245,358,054 
Company common stock5,544,422 5,544,422 
Total investments in hierarchy$250,902,476 250,902,476 
Stable value fund (a)
36,228,103 
Total Investments, at fair value$287,130,579 

Fair Value as of December 31, 2019
Level 1Total
Mutual funds$246,692,650 $246,692,650 
Company common stock4,744,071 4,744,071 
Total investments in hierarchy$251,436,721 251,436,721 
Stable value fund (a)
32,159,188 
Total Investments, at fair value$283,595,909 

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(a) Certain investments that were measured at NAV per share (or equivalent) as a practical expedient have not been classified in the fair value hierarchy. The fair value amounts presented in these tables are intended to permit reconciliation of the fair value hierarchy to the line items presented in the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits.

The following table describes the investment measured at fair value based on NAV per share as a practical expedient as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. There are no participant redemption restrictions for this investment; the redemption notice period is applicable only to Plan level transactions.

DescriptionFair Value 12/31/2020Fair Value 12/31/2019Unfunded CommitmentsRedemption Frequency (if currently eligible)Redemption Notice Period
Stable value fund$36,228,103$32,159,188N/ADaily30 Days

4. Risks and Uncertainties

The Plan invests in various investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks such as interest rate, market volatility and credit risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits.

5. Income Tax Status

The Company adopted a prototype plan, which received a favorable opinion letter from the IRS on March 31, 2014 which stated that the prototype plan was designed in accordance with the applicable sections of the Code. The Plan itself has not received a determination letter from the IRS stating that the Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code. However, the Plan administrator believes that the adopted prototype plan is designed and is currently being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Code and is therefore, qualified and exempt from taxation.

GAAP requires Plan management to evaluate uncertain tax positions taken by the Plan. The financial statement effects for a tax position are recognized when the position is more likely than not, based on the technical merits, to be sustained upon examination by the IRS. The Plan administrator has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Plan, and has concluded that as of December 31, 2020, there are no uncertain positions taken or expected to be taken. The Plan has recognized no interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions. The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress.

6. Parties-In-Interest and Related Party Transactions

Transactions with parties-in-interest include investments in the Company’s common stock and participant loans. These transactions are exempt from the prohibited transactions rules under ERISA.

Transactions in Company stock qualify as related party transactions. The Plan held Company stock valued at $5,544,422 and $4,744,071 at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. During the Plan year ended December 31, 2020, the Plan had purchases of Company stock in the amount of $474,197 and sales in the amount of $1,339,273.

Great-West Financial Retirement Plan Services ("Great-West") provides certain administrative services to the Plan pursuant to a Master Services Agreement ("Agreement"). Great-West receives revenue for recordkeeping fees charged to participants’ accounts as specified in the Agreement. This revenue is used to offset certain amounts owed to Great-West for its administrative services to the Plan, and therefore, qualify as party-in-interest transactions.

7. Reconciliation between Financial Statements and Form 5500

The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to Form 5500:
December 31,
20202019
Net assets available for benefits per financial statements$294,380,096 $292,077,251 
Deemed loans not reported on Form 5500(950,669)(565,166)
Net assets available for benefits per Form 5500$293,429,427 $291,512,085 

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The following is a reconciliation of the net increase in net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to net income per Form 5500:

Year Ended December 31, 2020
Net increase in net assets available for benefits per financial statements$2,302,845 
Less: deemed loans not reported on Form 5500 at December 31, 2020(950,669)
Plus: deemed loans not reported on Form 5500 at December 31, 2019565,166 
Net increase in net assets available for benefits per Form 5500$1,917,342 
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Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan
EIN: 62-0873631    Plan Number: 001
Schedule H, Line 4i – Schedule of Assets
(Held at End of Year)
December 31, 2020

Identity of Issue, Borrower, Lessor, or
Similar Party
Description of Investment Including Maturity Date, Rate of Interest, Collateral, Par, or Maturity ValueCurrent
Value
American CenturyMid Cap Value$470,108 
ColumbiaStrategic Income511,533 
FidelityMid Cap Index9,623,161 
FidelityInternational Index18,189,244 
FidelitySmall Cap Index3,257,347 
Goldman SachsSmall Cap Value Insights Fund3,070,842 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2020 Fund16,095,879 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2025 Fund10,754,802 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2030 Fund24,632,254 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2035 Fund9,853,730 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2040 Fund16,870,971 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2045 Fund5,007,764 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2050 Fund5,653,591 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2055 Fund4,953,067 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement 2060 Fund1,989,328 
J.P. MorganSmart Retirement Income Fund7,041,144 
J.P. MorganIntrepid Growth Fund33,211,179 
J.P. MorganEquity Income Fund10,455,873 
J.P. MorganSmall Cap Growth Fund1,512,765 
Lord AbbettHigh Yield Bond Fund1,144,748 
Mass MutualSelect Mid Cap Growth Fund8,057,598 
PrudentialStable Value Fund36,228,103 
PIMCOTotal Return Institutional Bond Fund4,391,428 
SchwabBrokerage accounts2,401,771 
T. Rowe PriceOverseas Stock Fund5,543,871 
Vanguard500 Index Admiral40,664,056 
Astec Industries, Inc. *Common stock5,544,422 
Participant loans *Interest rates ranging from 3.50%-10.50%, maturity varies through 20406,996,455 
Total assets (held at end of year)$294,127,034 
* Represents a party-in-interest to the Plan.
Note: Cost information has not been included as all investments are participant-directed.
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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this Annual Report to be signed by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. 

Astec Industries, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Plan
Date: June 16, 2021/s/ Jamie E. Palm
Jamie E. Palm
Authorized Signatory
Astec Industries, Inc.
401(k) Retirement Plan Committee
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Exhibit Index 
 
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