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ALOT 2019-08-03
Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 - Business and Basis of Presentation
Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Update
Note 3 - Revenue Recognition
Note 4 - Net Income per Common Share
Note 5 - Intangible Assets
Note 6 - Inventories
Note 7 - Revolving Line of Credit
Note 8 - Debt
Note 9 - Derivative Financial Instruments and Risk Management
Note 10 - Royalty Obligation
Note 11 - Leases
Note 12 - Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Note 13 - Share-Based Compensation
Note 14 - Income Taxes
Note 15 - Segment Information
Note 16 - Fair Value
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 6. Exhibits
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended August 3, 2019

OR

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file number 0-13200

 

 

AstroNova, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Rhode Island   05-0318215

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

600 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island   02893
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(401) 828-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $.05 Par Value   ALOT   NASDAQ Global Market

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

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  ☒    No  ☐.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See 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  
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  ☒.

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

The number of shares of the registrant’s common stock, $.05 par value per share, outstanding as of September 3, 2019 was 7,049,735.

 

 

 


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ASTRONOVA, INC.

INDEX

 

          Page No.  

Part I.

  

Financial Information

  

Item 1.

   Financial Statements   
  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – August  3, 2019 and January 31, 2019

     3  
  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income — Three and Six Months Ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018

     4  
  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income — Three and Six Months Ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018

     5  
  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity — Three and Six Months Ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018

     6  
  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows — Six Months Ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018

     7  
  

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

     8-21  

Item 2.

  

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

     21-27  

Item 3.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     27  

Item 4.

  

Controls and Procedures

     27  

Part II.

  

Other Information

  

Item 1.

  

Legal Proceedings

     28  

Item 1A.

  

Risk Factors

     28  

Item 2.

  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     28  

Item 6.

  

Exhibits

     28  

Signatures

     28-29  

 

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Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

ASTRONOVA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, Except Share Data)

 

     August 3,
2019
    January 31,
2019
 
     (Unaudited)        
ASSETS     

CURRENT ASSETS

    

Cash and Cash Equivalents

   $ 4,523     $ 7,534  

Accounts Receivable, net

     20,605       23,486  

Inventories, net

     36,854       30,161  

Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

     3,059       1,427  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     65,041       62,608  

Property, Plant and Equipment, net

     10,910       10,380  

Intangible Assets, net

     27,493       29,674  

Goodwill

     12,075       12,329  

Deferred Tax Assets, net

     3,480       2,928  

Right of Use Assets

     1,760       —    

Other Assets

     921       1,064  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 121,680     $ 118,983  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY     

CURRENT LIABILITIES

    

Accounts Payable

   $ 9,403     $ 5,956  

Accrued Compensation

     2,700       5,023  

Other Liabilities and Accrued Expenses

     3,285       2,911  

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt

     5,024       5,208  

Revolving Credit Facility

     3,500       1,500  

Current Liability – Royalty Obligation

     2,000       1,875  

Current Liability – Excess Royalty Payment Due

     647       1,265  

Deferred Revenue

     321       373  

Income Taxes Payable

     —         554  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     26,880       24,665  

Long-Term Debt, net of current portion

     10,295       12,870  

Royalty Obligation, net of current portion

     8,964       9,916  

Lease Liabilities, net of current portion

     1,364       —    

Deferred Tax Liabilities

     504       40  

Other Long-Term Liabilities

     1,585       1,717  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

     49,592       49,208  

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Common Stock, $0.05 Par Value, Authorized 13,000,000 shares; Issued 10,315,550 shares and 10,218,559 shares at August 3, 2019 and January 31, 2019, respectively

     516       511  

Additional Paid-in Capital

     55,121       53,568  

Retained Earnings

     51,180       49,511  

Treasury Stock, at Cost, 3,279,831 and 3,261,672 shares at August 3, 2019 and January 31, 2019, respectively

     (33,454     (32,997

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss, net of tax

     (1,275     (818
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     72,088       69,775  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   $ 121,680     $ 118,983  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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ASTRONOVA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
    August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
 

Revenue

   $ 33,468     $ 33,807     $ 69,649     $ 65,294  

Cost of Revenue

     21,491       20,408       43,433       39,784  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross Profit

     11,977       13,399       26,216       25,510  

Operating Expenses:

        

Selling and Marketing

     6,413       6,397       13,178       12,898  

Research and Development

     1,785       2,029       3,792       3,721  

General and Administrative

     2,616       2,808       5,615       5,462  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

     10,814       11,234       22,585       22,081  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     1,163       2,165       3,631       3,429  

Other Expense, net

     (183     (512     (550     (782
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before Income Taxes

     980       1,653       3,081       2,647  

Income Tax Provision

     29       459       429       639  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 951     $ 1,194     $ 2,652     $ 2,008  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income per Common Share—Basic:

   $ 0.14     $ 0.17     $ 0.38     $ 0.29  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income per Common Share—Diluted:

   $ 0.13     $ 0.17     $ 0.36     $ 0.29  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:

        

Basic

     7,021       6,860       6,996       6,825  

Diluted

     7,371       7,083       7,310       6,999  

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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ASTRONOVA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months
Ended
    Six Months
Ended
 
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
    August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
 

Net Income

   $ 951     $ 1,194     $ 2,652     $ 2,008  

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Taxes and Reclassification Adjustments:

        

Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments

     (81     (349     (253     (618

Change in Value of Derivatives Designated as Cash Flow Hedge

     (116     245       —         545  

Losses (Gains) from Cash Flow Hedges Reclassified to Income Statement

     (60     (255     (204     (455

Realized (Gain) Loss on Securities Available for Sale reclassified to income statement

     —         (3     —         3  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

     (257     (362     (457     (525
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 694     $ 832     $ 2,195     $ 1,483  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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ASTRONOVA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

($ In Thousands, Except per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Common Stock      Additional
Paid-in
Capital
     Retained
Earnings
     Treasury
Stock
     Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
     Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 
     Shares      Amount  

Balance February 1, 2019

     10,218,559      $ 511      $ 53,568      $ 49,511      $ (32,997)      $ (818)      $ 69,775  

Share-Based Compensation

     —          —          601        —          —          —          601  

Employee Option Exercises

     27,990        1        306        —          (11)        —          296  

Restricted Stock Awards Vested, net

     9,522        1        (1)        —          (69)        —          (69)  

Common Stock – Cash Dividend—$0.07 per share

     —          —          —          (489)        —          —          (489)  

Net Income

     —          —          —          1,700        —          —          1,700  

Other Comprehensive Loss

     —          —          —          —          —          (200)        (200)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance May 4, 2019

     10,256,071      $ 513      $ 54,474      $ 50,722      $ (33,077)      $ (1,018)      $ 71,614  

Share-Based Compensation

     —          —          451        —          —          —          451  

Employee Option Exercises

     13,821        1        198        —          —          —          199  

Restricted Stock Awards Vested, net

     45,658        2        (2)        —          (377)        —          (377)  

Common Stock – Cash Dividend—$0.07 per share

     —          —          —          (493)        —          —          (493)  

Net Income

     —          —          —          951        —          —          951  

Other Comprehensive Loss

     —          —          —          —          —          (257)        (257)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance August 3, 2019

     10,315,550      $ 516      $ 55,121      $ 51,180      $ (33,454)      $ (1,275)      $ 72,088  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     Common Stock      Additional
Paid-in
Capital
     Retained
Earnings
     Treasury
Stock
     Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
     Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 
     Shares      Amount  

Balance February 1, 2018

     9,996,120      $ 500      $ 50,016      $ 45,700      $ (32,397)      $ (172)      $ 63,647  

Share-Based Compensation

     —          —          363        —          —          —          363  

Employee Option Exercises

     53,010        3        574        —          (88)        —          489  

Restricted Stock Awards Vested, net

     16,981        1        (1)        —          (40)        —          (40)  

Common Stock – Cash Dividend—$0.07 per share

     —          —          —          (480)        —          —          (480)  

Net Income

     —          —          —          814        —          —          814  

Other Comprehensive Loss

     —          —          —          —          —          (163)        (163)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance April 28, 2018

     10,066,111      $ 504      $ 50,952      $ 46,034      $ (32,525)      $ (335)      $ 64,630  

Share-Based Compensation

     —          —          466        —          —          —          466  

Employee Option Exercises

     40,302        —          461        —          (278)        —          183  

Restricted Stock Awards Vested, net

     30,084        3        (2)        —          (157)        —          (156)  

Common Stock – Cash Dividend—$0.07 per share

     —          —          —          (481)        —          —          (481)  

Net Income

     —          —          —          1,194        —          —          1,194  

Reclassification of Certain Income Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

     —          —          —          14      —          —          14  

Other Comprehensive Loss

     —          —          —          —          —          (362)        (362)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance July 28, 2018

     10,136,497      $ 507      $ 51,877      $ 46,761      $ (32,960)      $ (697)      $ 65,488  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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ASTRONOVA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Six Months Ended  
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Net Income

   $ 2,652     $ 2,008  

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities:

    

Depreciation and Amortization

     3,142       3,088  

Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs

     25       26  

Share-Based Compensation

     1,052       829  

Deferred Income Tax Provision

     —         (67

Changes in Assets and Liabilities:

    

Accounts Receivable

     2,754       (2,002

Inventories

     (6,872     (1,080

Income Taxes

     (2,037     (650

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

     533       (3,679

Other

     (237     (221
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities

     1,012       (1,748

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

    

Proceeds from Sales/Maturities of Securities Available for Sale

     —         1,511  

Honeywell Asset Purchase and License Agreement—TSA Agreement Payment

     —         (400

Additions to Property, Plant and Equipment

     (1,538     (848
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Cash Provided (Used) by Investing Activities

     (1,538     263  

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

    

Net Cash Proceeds from Common Shares Issued Under Employee Benefit Plans and Employee Stock Option Plans, Net of Payment of Minimum Tax Withholdings

     50       477  

Borrowings under Revolving Credit Facility

     2,000       3,000  

Repayment under Revolving Credit Facility

     —         (1,500

Payment of Minimum Guarantee Royalty Obligation

     (875     (875

Principal Payments of Long-Term Debt

     (2,788     (2,908

Dividends Paid

     (982     (961
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Cash Provided (Used) by Financing Activities

     (2,595     (2,767
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

     110       24  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents

     (3,011     (4,228

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period

     7,534       10,177  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period

   $ 4,523     $ 5,949  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:

    

Cash Paid During the Period for Interest

   $ 352     $ 329  

Cash Paid During the Period for Income Taxes, Net of Refunds

   $ 2,469     $ 1,639  

Schedule of Non-Cash Financing Activities:

    

Value of Shares Received in Satisfaction of Option Exercise Price

   $ 11     $ 366  

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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ASTRONOVA, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)

Note 1 – Business and Basis of Presentation

Overview

Headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, AstroNova, Inc. leverages its expertise in data visualization technologies to design, develop, manufacture and distribute a broad range of specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems. Our products are employed around the world in a wide range of applications in the aerospace, apparel, automotive, avionics, chemical, computer peripherals, communications, distribution, food and beverage, general manufacturing, packaging and transportation industries. In the United States, the Company has factory-trained direct field salespeople located in major cities from coast to coast. We also have direct field sales or service centers in Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom staffed by our own employees and dedicated third-party contractors. Additionally, we utilize over 150 independent dealers and representatives selling and marketing our products in over 50 countries.

The business consists of two segments, Product Identification (PI) and Test & Measurement (T&M). The Product Identification segment offers a variety of hardware and software products and associated supplies that allow customers to mark, track and enhance the appearance of their products. PI includes specialty printing systems and supplies sold under the QuickLabel®, TrojanLabel® and GetLabels brand names. PI products are used in industrial and commercial product packaging, branding and labeling applications to print custom labels, packaging materials and corresponding visual content in-house digitally. The Test & Measurement segment includes systems sold under the AstroNova® brand name as well as the Company’s line of aerospace flight deck printers. Products sold under the AstroNova brand enable our customers to acquire and record visual and electronic signal data from local and networked data streams and sensors. The recorded data is processed and analyzed and then stored and presented in various visual output formats. In the aerospace market, the Company has a long history of using its data visualization technologies to provide networking systems and high-resolution light-weight flight deck and cabin printers.

Unless otherwise indicated, references to “AstroNova,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” and “us” in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q refer to AstroNova, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and reflect all adjustments consisting of normal recurring adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the results of the interim periods included herein. These financial statements do not include all disclosures associated with annual financial statements and, accordingly, should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019.

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and disclosed in the condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Some of the more significant estimates relate to revenue recognition, the allowances for doubtful accounts, inventory valuation, income taxes, impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill, share-based compensation, accrued expenses, lease accounting and warranty reserves. Management’s estimates are based on the facts and circumstances available at the time estimates are made, historical experience, risk of loss, general economic conditions and trends, and management’s assessments of the probable future outcome of these matters. Consequently, actual results could differ from those estimates.

Results of operations for the interim periods presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year.

Certain amounts in the prior year financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.

Principles of Consolidation

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

 

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Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Update

The accounting polices used in preparing the condensed consolidated financial statements in this Form 10-Q are the same as those used in preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended January 31, 2019, except for the change resulting from the adoption of Accounting Standard Codification Topic 842 (“ASC 842”), Leases. See Note 11 for further details related to the new lease accounting policy as a result of this adoption.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Leases

In February 2019, the Company adopted the guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) related to leases. See Note 11 for further details related to this adoption, including policy and expanded disclosure requirements.

Recent Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

Internal-Use Software

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract.” ASU 2018-15 reduces complexity for the accounting for costs of implementing a cloud computing service arrangement and aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that include an internal use software license). This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019 (Q1 fiscal 2021 for AstroNova), with early adoption permitted. Implementation should be applied either retrospectively or prospectively to all implementation costs incurred after the date of adoption. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this new guidance will have on its consolidated financial statements.

Fair Value Measurement

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement.” ASU 2018-13 modifies the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, modifying or adding certain disclosures. This ASU is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 including interim periods within those fiscal years (Q1 fiscal 2021 for AstroNova), with early adoption permitted. The provisions of ASU 2018-13 relating to changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented in the initial fiscal year of adoption. The remaining provisions should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this new guidance will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

No other new accounting pronouncements, issued or effective during the six months of the current year, have had or are expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

Note 3 – Revenue Recognition

We derive revenue from the sale of (i) hardware, including digital color label printers and specialty OEM printing systems, portable data acquisition systems and airborne printers used in the flight deck and cabin of military, commercial and business aircraft, (ii) related supplies required in the operation of the hardware, (iii) repairs and maintenance of hardware and (iv) service agreements.

 

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Revenues disaggregated by primary geographic markets and major product types are as follows:

Primary geographical markets:

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
(In thousands)    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
 

United States

   $ 20,648      $ 19,977      $ 42,640      $ 39,210  

Europe

     7,473        7,885        15,349        15,719  

Asia

     2,218        2,537        5,667        3,976  

Canada

     1,389        1,648        2,905        3,094  

Central and South America

     1,325        1,102        2,213        2,156  

Other

     415        658        875        1,139  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Revenue

   $ 33,468      $ 33,807      $ 69,649      $ 65,294  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Major product types:

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
(In thousands)    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
 

Hardware

   $ 12,437      $ 12,914      $ 25,355      $ 24,891  

Supplies

     18,080        17,883        37,808        34,584  

Service and Other

     2,951        3,010        6,486        5,819  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Revenue

   $ 33,468      $ 33,807      $ 69,649      $ 65,294  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Contract Assets and Liabilities

We normally do not have contract assets, which are primarily unbilled accounts receivable that are conditional on something other than the passage of time. Our contract liabilities, which represent billings in excess of revenue recognized, are related to advanced billings for purchased service agreements and extended warranties and were $321,000 and $373,000 at August 3, 2019 and January 31, 2019, respectively, and are recorded as deferred revenue in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The decrease in the deferred revenue balance during the six months ended August 3, 2019 is primarily due to approximately $412,000 of revenue recognized during the period that was included in the deferred revenue balance at January 31, 2019, offset by cash payments received in advance of satisfying performance obligations.

Contract Costs

We recognize an asset for the incremental costs of obtaining a contract with a customer if we expect the benefit of those costs to be longer than one year. We have determined that certain costs related to obtaining sales contracts for our aerospace printer products meet the requirement to be capitalized. These costs are deferred and amortized based on the forecasted number of units sold over the estimated benefit term, which was estimated to be approximately 10 years. The balance of these contract assets at January 31, 2019 was $903,000. During the six month ended August 3, 2019, amortization of these incremental direct costs were $54,000 and the balance of deferred incremental direct costs net of accumulated amortization at August 3, 2019 was $848,000, of which $109,000 is reported in other current assets and $739,000 is reported in other assets in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet. The remaining contract costs are expected to be amortized over the estimated remaining period of benefit, which we currently estimate to be approximately 7 years.

 

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Note 4 – Net Income Per Common Share

Basic net income per share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares and, if dilutive, common equivalent shares, determined using the treasury stock method for stock options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units outstanding during the period. A reconciliation of the shares used in calculating basic and diluted net income per share is as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding – Basic

     7,020,890        6,859,532        6,995,679        6,824,532  

Effect of Dilutive Options, Restricted Stock Awards and Restricted Stock Units

     350,312        222,976        313,862        174,946  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding – Diluted

     7,371,202        7,082,508        7,309,541        6,999,478  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

For the three and six months ended August 3, 2019, the diluted per share amounts do not reflect common equivalent shares outstanding of 11,560 and 218,466, respectively. For the three and six months ended July 28, 2018, the diluted per share amounts do not reflect common equivalent shares outstanding of 273,275 and 340,575, respectively. These outstanding common equivalent shares were not included due to their anti-dilutive effect.

Note 5 – Intangible Assets

Intangible assets are as follows:

 

    August 3, 2019     January 31, 2019  
(In thousands)   Gross
Carrying
Amount
    Accumulated
Amortization
    Currency
Translation
Adjustment
    Net
Carrying
Amount
    Gross
Carrying
Amount
    Accumulated
Amortization
    Currency
Translation
Adjustment
    Net
Carrying
Amount
 

Miltope:

               

Customer Contract Relationships

  $ 3,100     $ (1,872   $ —     $ 1,228     $ 3,100     $ (1,723   $ —     $ 1,377  

RITEC:

               

Customer Contract Relationships

    2,830       (900     —         1,930       2,830       (725     —         2,105  

Non-Competition Agreement

    950       (776     —         174       950       (681     —         269  

TrojanLabel:

               

Existing Technology

    2,327       (883     86       1,530       2,327       (711     140       1,756  

Distributor Relations

    937       (249     30       718       937       (200     56       793  

Honeywell:

               

Customer Contract Relationships

    27,243       (5,330     —         21,913       27,243       (3,869     —         23,374  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intangible Assets, net

  $ 37,387     $ (10,010   $ 116     $ 27,493     $ 37,387     $ (7,909   $ 196     $ 29,674  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

There were no impairments to intangible assets during the periods ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018. With respect to the acquired intangibles included in the table above, amortization expense of $1.1 million and $1.0 million has been included in the condensed consolidated statements of income for the three months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018, respectively. Amortization expense of $2.1 million and $2.0 million related to the above acquired intangibles has been included in the condensed consolidated statement of income for the six months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018, respectively.

Estimated amortization expense for the next five fiscal years is as follows:

 

(In thousands)    Remaining
2020
     2021      2022      2023      2024  

Estimated amortization expense

   $ 2,101      $ 4,073      $ 3,985      $ 3,981      $ 3,977  

 

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Note 6 – Inventories

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out) and net realizable value and include material, labor and manufacturing overhead. The components of inventories are as follows:

 

(In thousands)    August 3, 2019      January 31, 2019  

Materials and Supplies

   $ 21,763      $ 17,517  

Work-In-Process

     1,581        1,633  

Finished Goods

     18,563        15,688  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     41,907        34,838  

Inventory Reserve

     (5,053      (4,677
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 36,854      $ 30,161  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Note 7 – Revolving Line of Credit

The Company has a $10.0 million revolving line of credit under its existing Credit Agreement with Bank of America. Revolving credit loans may be borrowed, at the Company’s option, in U.S. Dollars or, subject to certain conditions, Euros, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars or Danish Kroner. Amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility bear interest at a rate per annum equal to, at the Company’s option, either (a) the LIBOR rate (or, in the case of revolving credit loans denominated in a currency other than U.S. Dollars, the applicable quoted rate), plus a margin that varies within a range of 1.0% to 1.5% based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio, or (b) a fluctuating reference rate equal to the highest of (i) the federal funds’ rate plus 0.50%, (ii) Bank of America’s publicly announced prime rate or (iii) the LIBOR rate plus 1.00%, plus a margin that varies within a range of 0.0% to 0.5% based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2020, $2.0 million was drawn on the revolving credit facility. During fiscal 2019, $3.0 million was drawn on the revolving credit facility, of which $1.5 million was repaid. At August 3, 2019, $3.5 million remains outstanding on the revolving line of credit. The outstanding balance bears interest at a weighted average annual rate of 5.71% and $24,000 and $43,000 of interest has been incurred on this obligation and included in other expense in the accompanying condensed consolidated income statement for the three and six month periods ended August 3, 2019, respectively. As of August 3, 2019, there is $6.5 million available for borrowing under the revolving credit facility.

The Company is required to pay a commitment fee on the undrawn portion of the revolving credit facility at the rate of 0.25% per annum.

Note 8 – Debt

Long-term debt in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets is as follows:

 

(In thousands)    August 3, 2019      January 31, 2019  

USD Term Loan (3.75% as of August 3, 2019 and 4.02% as of January 31, 2019); maturity date of November 30, 2022

   $ 9,750      $ 11,250  

USD Term Loan (3.75% as of August 3, 2019 and 4.02% as of January 31, 2019); maturity date of January 31, 2022

     5,704        6,992  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 15,454      $ 18,242  

Debt Issuance Costs, net of accumulated amortization

     (135      (164

Current Portion of Term Loans

     (5,024      (5,208
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Long-Term Debt

   $ 10,295      $ 12,870  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The schedule of required principal payments remaining during the next five years on long-term debt outstanding as of August 3, 2019 is as follows:

 

(In thousands)       

Fiscal 2020

   $ 2,420  

Fiscal 2021

     5,208  

Fiscal 2022

     5,576  

Fiscal 2023

     2,250  

Fiscal 2024

     —    
  

 

 

 
   $ 15,454  
  

 

 

 

 

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Note 9 – Derivative Financial Instruments and Risk Management

The Company has entered into a cross-currency interest rate swap to manage the interest rate risk and foreign currency exchange risk associated with the floating-rate foreign currency-denominated term loan borrowing by our Danish Subsidiary and an interest rate swap to manage the interest rate risk associated with the variable rate term loan borrowing by the Company. Both swaps have been designated as cash flow hedges of floating-rate borrowings.

The cross-currency interest rate swap agreement utilized by the Company effectively modifies the Company’s exposure to interest rate risk and foreign currency exchange rate risk by converting the Company’s floating-rate debt denominated in U.S. Dollars on our Danish subsidiary’s books to a fixed-rate debt denominated in Danish Kroner for the term of the loan, thus reducing the impact of interest-rate and foreign currency exchange rate changes on future interest expense and principal repayments. This swap involves the receipt of floating rate amounts in U.S. Dollars in exchange for fixed-rate interest payments in Danish Kroner, as well as exchanges of principal at the inception spot rate, over the life of the term loan.

The interest rate swap agreement utilized by the Company on its term loan effectively modifies the Company’s exposure to interest rate risk by converting the Company’s floating-rate debt to fixed-rate debt for the next five years, thus reducing the impact of interest-rate changes on future interest expense. This swap involves the receipt of floating rate amounts in U.S. Dollars in exchange for fixed rate payments in U.S. dollars over the life of the term loan.

The following table summarizes the notional amount and fair value of the Company’s derivative instrument:

 

          August 3, 2019     January 31, 2019  

Cash Flow Hedges

(In thousands)

   Balance Sheet Classification    Outstanding
Notional
Amount
     Fair
Value of

Liability
    Outstanding
Notional
Amount
     Fair
Value of

Liability
 

Cross-currency interest rate swap

   Other Long-
Term Liabilities
   $  5,400      $  388     $  6,329      $  600  

Interest rate swap

   Other Long-
Term Liabilities/
Other Assets
   $  9,750      $  (107   $  11,250      $  85  

The following table presents the impact of the Company’s derivative instruments in our condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018:

 

     Three Months Ended  
     Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in OCI
on Derivative
     Location of
Gain (Loss)
Reclassified
from Accumulated
OCI into
Income
  Amount of Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI
into Income
 

Cash Flow Hedge

(In thousands)

   August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
 

Swap contracts

   $ (147   $ 315      Other Income (Expense)   $ 77      $ 327  
  

 

 

   

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Six Months Ended  
     Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in OCI
on Derivative
     Location of
Gain (Loss)
Reclassified
from Accumulated
OCI into Income
(Effective Portion)
  Amount of Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI
into Income
 

Cash Flow Hedge

(In thousands)

   August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
 

Swap contracts

   $ 2      $ 698      Other Income (Expense)   $ 262      $ 583  
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

 

At August 3, 2019, the Company expects to reclassify approximately $0.2 million of net gains on the swap contracts from accumulated other comprehensive loss to earnings during the next 12 months due to changes in foreign exchange rates and the payment of variable interest associated with the floating-rate debt.

Note 10 – Royalty Obligation

In fiscal 2018, AstroNova, Inc. entered into an Asset Purchase and License Agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. (“Honeywell”) to acquire an exclusive, perpetual, world-wide license to manufacture Honeywell’s narrow-format flight deck printers for two aircraft families along with certain inventory used in the manufacturing of the licensed printers. The purchase price included a guaranteed minimum royalty payment of $15.0 million, to be paid over ten years, based on gross revenues from the sales of the printers, paper and repair services of the licensed products. The royalty rates vary based on the year in which they are paid or earned and product sold or service provided, and range from single-digit to mid double-digit percentages of gross revenue.

The guaranteed minimum royalty payment obligation was recorded at the present value of the minimum annual royalty payments using a present value factor of 2.8%, which is based on the estimated after-tax cost of debt for similar companies. As of August 3, 2019, the Company had paid an aggregate of $2.5 million of the guaranteed minimum royalty obligation. At August 3, 2019, the current portion of the outstanding guaranteed minimum royalty obligation of $2.0 million is to be paid over the next twelve months and is reported as a current liability and the remainder of $9.0 million is reported as a long-term liability on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet. In addition to the guaranteed minimum royalty payments, the Company also incurred excess royalty expense of $0.1 million and $0.7 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended August 3, 2019 and $0.9 and $1.3 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended July 28, 2018 which is included in cost of revenue in the Company’s consolidated statements of income. A total of $0.6 million of excess royalty is payable and reported as a current liability on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet at August 3, 2019.

Note 11 – Leases

Policy

On February 1, 2019 the Company adopted ASC 842, Leases. This new guidance requires a lessee to recognize assets and liabilities on the balance sheet for all leases, with the result being the recognition of a right of use (ROU) asset and a lease liability. The lease liability is equal to the present value of the minimum lease payments for the term of the lease, including any optional renewal periods determined to be reasonably certain to be exercised, using a discount rate determined at lease commencement. This discount rate is the rate implicit in the lease, if known; otherwise, the incremental borrowing rate for the expected lease term is used. The Company’s incremental borrowing rate approximates the rate the Company would have to pay to borrow on a collateralized basis over a similar term at lease inception. The value of the ROU asset is equal to the initial measurement of the lease liability plus any lease payments made to the lessor at or before the commencement date and any unamortized initial direct costs incurred by the lessee, less any unamortized lease incentives received.

There are two types of leases, operating leases and finance leases. Lease classification is determined at lease commencement. All of the Company’s leases are classified as operating leases. Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and included in general and administrative expense on the condensed consolidated statement of income. For operating leases, ROU assets are classified in other long-term assets, short-term lease liabilities are classified in other current liabilities, and long-term lease liabilities are classified in other long-term liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. On the cash flow statement, payments for operating leases are classified as operating activities.

The Company enters into lease contracts for certain of its facilities at various locations worldwide. At inception of a contract, the Company determines whether the contract is or contains a lease. If the Company has a right to obtain substantially all of the economic benefits from the use of the identified asset and the right to direct the use of the asset, then the contract contains a lease. Several of the Company’s lease contracts include options to extend the lease term and Company includes the renewal options for these leases in the determination of the ROU asset and lease liability when the likelihood of renewal is determined to be reasonably certain.

 

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In addition, several of our lease agreements include non-lease components for items such as common area maintenance and utilities which are accounted for separately from the lease component.

Adoption Method and Impact

The Company applied ASC 842 to all leases in effect at February 1, 2019 and adopted the accounting standard using the non-comparative transition option, which does not require the restatement of prior years. Comparative information has not been adjusted and continues to be reported under the previous accounting guidance. The Company has elected the package of practical expedients, which allows entities to not reassess (1) whether contracts are or contain leases, (2) lease classification and (3) initial direct costs. The Company has made an accounting policy election to apply the short-term exception, which does not require the capitalization of leases with terms of 12 months or less. On February 1, 2019, the Company recognized $2.0 million of ROU assets and lease liabilities on its consolidated balance sheet. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations or cash flows.

Disclosure

Our leases have remaining lease terms of 1 to 12 years, some of which include options to extend the lease term for periods up to 5 years when it is reasonably certain the Company will exercise such options.

The company leases office space from an affiliate. This lease is classified as an operating lease with annual rental payments of approximately $64,000 and $66,000 in fiscal 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Balance sheet and other information related to our leases is as follows:

 

Operating Leases

(In thousands)

  

Balance Sheet Classification

   August 3,
2019
 

Lease Assets

   Right of Use Assets    $ 1,760  

Lease Liabilities – Current

   Other Liabilities and Accrued Expenses      405  

Lease Liabilities – Long Term

   Lease Liabilities      1,364  

Lease cost information is as follows:

 

          Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  

Operating Leases

(In thousands)

   Statement of Income Classification    August 3,
2019
     August 3,
2019
 

Operating Lease Costs

   General and Administrative Expense    $ 118      $ 210  

 

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Maturities of operating lease liabilities are as follows:

 

(In thousands)

   August 3,
2019
 

2020

   $ 189  

2021

     393  

2022

     327  

2023

     277  

2024

     262  

 

(In thousands)

   August 3,
2019
 

Thereafter

     561  
  

 

 

 

Total Lease Payments

     2,009  

Less: Imputed Interest

     (240
  

 

 

 

Total Lease Liabilities

   $ 1,769  
  

 

 

 

As of August 3, 2019, the weighted-average remaining lease term and weighted-average discount rate for our operating leases are 6.1 years and 4.02%, respectively. We calculated the weighted-average discount rate using incremental borrowing rates, which equal the rates of interest that we would pay to borrow funds on a fully collateralized basis over a similar term.

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases is as follows:

 

    Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  

(In thousands)

  August 3,
2019
     August 3,
2019
 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

    

Operating cash flows for operating leases

  $ 98      $ 198  

As previously disclosed in our fiscal year 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K and under the previous lease accounting standard, future minimum operating lease commitments that had initial or remaining non-cancelable lease terms in excess of one year at January 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

(In thousands)       

2020

   $ 574  

2021

     520  

2022

     387  

2023

     294  

2024

     273  

Thereafter

     568  
  

 

 

 
   $ 2,616  
  

 

 

 

Note 12 – Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

The changes in the balance of accumulated other comprehensive loss (AOCL) by component are as follows:

 

(In thousands)

   Foreign Currency
Translation
Adjustments
     Cash
Flow
Hedges
     Total  

Balance at January 31, 2019

   $ (852    $ 34      $ (818

Other Comprehensive Loss before reclassification

     (253      —          (253

Amounts reclassified from AOCL to Earnings

     —          (204      (204
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive Loss

     (253      (204      (457
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at August 3, 2019

   $ (1,105    $ (170    $ (1,275
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The amounts presented above in other comprehensive loss are net of taxes except for translation adjustments associated with our German and Danish subsidiaries.

Note 13 – Share-Based Compensation

We have one equity incentive plan from which we are authorized to grant equity awards, the AstroNova, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2018 Plan”). The 2018 Plan provides for, among other things, the issuance of awards, including incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, time or performance-based restricted stock unit (PSUs), restricted stock units (RSUs) and restricted stock awards (RSAs). At the annual meeting of shareholders, on June 4, 2019, the 2018 Plan was amended to increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock available for issuance by 300,000, bringing the total number of shares available for issuance under the 2018 Plan from 650,000 to 950,000, plus an additional number of shares equal to the number of shares subject to awards granted under previous equity incentive plans that are forfeited, cancelled, satisfied without the issuance of stock, otherwise terminated (other than by exercise), or, for shares of stock issued pursuant to any unvested award, reacquired by the Company at not more than the grantee’s purchase price (other than by exercise). Under the 2018 Plan, all awards to employees generally have a minimum vesting period of one year. Options granted under the 2018 Plan must be issued at an exercise price of not less than the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant and expire after ten years. As of August 3, 2019, 163,475 unvested shares of restricted stock and options to purchase an aggregate of 146,000 shares were outstanding under the 2018 Plan.

In addition to the 2018 Plan, we previously granted equity awards under our 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”) and our 2007 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2007 Plan”). Both the 2007 Plan and the 2015 Plan have expired and no new awards may be issued under either, but outstanding awards will continue to be governed by those plans. As of August 3, 2019, 1,007 unvested shares of restricted stock and options to purchase an aggregate of 382,845 shares were outstanding under the 2007 Plan and 27,527 unvested shares of restricted stock and options to purchase an aggregate of 194,650 shares were outstanding under the 2015 Plan.

On January 31, 2019, the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors adopted an Amended and Restated Non-Employee Director Annual Compensation Program (the “New Program”), which became effective as of February 1, 2019 and supersedes the prior program. Pursuant to the New Program, beginning with fiscal 2020, each non-employee director will automatically receive a grant of restricted stock on the date of their re-election to the Company’s board of directors. The number of whole shares to be granted will be equal to the number calculated by dividing the stock component of the director compensation amount determined by the compensation committee for that year by the fair market value of our stock on that day. The value of the restricted stock award for fiscal 2020 is $60,000. To account for the partial year beginning on February 1, 2019 and continuing through the 2019 annual meeting, and thereby provide for the alignment of the timing of annual grants of restricted stock under the New Program with the election of directors at the annual meeting, a total of 4,340 shares of restricted stock were granted to the non-employee directors on February 1, 2019. A total of 11,560 shares were awarded to the non-employee directors as compensation under the New Program in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Other than the shares granted on February 1, 2019, which vested on June 1, 2019, shares of restricted stock granted under the New Program will become vested on the first anniversary of the date of grant, conditioned upon the recipient’s continued service on the Board through that date.

In March 2019, the Company granted 45,374 RSUs and 52,248 PSUs to certain key employees.

Share-based compensation expense was recognized as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
(In thousands)    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
 

Stock Options

   $ 127      $ 200      $ 339      $ 356  

Restricted Stock Awards and Restricted Stock Units

     320        263        704        467  

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

     4        3        9        6  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 451      $ 466      $ 1,052      $ 829  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Stock Options

There were no stock options granted during the six months ended August 3, 2019. The fair value of stock options granted during the six months ended July 28, 2018 were estimated using the following assumptions:

 

     Six Months Ended  
     July 28,
2018
 

Risk Free Interest Rate

     2.6

Expected Volatility

     39.4

Expected Life (in years)

     9.0  

Dividend Yield

     1.5

The weighted average fair value per share for options granted was $7.42 and $7.41 during the three and six month periods ended July 28, 2018, respectively.

Aggregated information regarding stock option activity for the six months ended August 3, 2019 is summarized below:

 

     Number of
Options
     Weighted Average
Exercise Price
 

Outstanding at January 31, 2019

     771,145      $ 14.30  

Granted

     —          —    

Exercised

     (38,975      11.65  

Forfeited

     (8,275      16.72  

Canceled

     (400      6.22  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Outstanding at August 3, 2019

     723,495      $ 14.42  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Set forth below is a summary of options outstanding at August 3, 2019:

 

Outstanding

     Exercisable  

Range of

Exercise prices

   Number
of
Shares
     Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
     Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
     Number
of
Shares
     Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
     Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life
 

$5.00-10.00

     62,081      $ 7.94        2.5        62,081      $ 7.94        2.5  

$10.01-15.00

     424,814      $ 13.63        6.3        336,794      $ 13.66        5.9  

$15.01-20.00

     236,600      $ 17.53        8.4        112,795      $ 17.08        8.1  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     723,495      $ 14.42        6.7        511,670      $ 13.72        6.0  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

As of August 3, 2019, there was approximately $1.1 million of unrecognized compensation expense related to stock options which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 2.0 years.

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Restricted Stock Awards (RSAs)

Aggregated information regarding RSU and RSA activity for the six months ended August 3, 2019 is summarized below:

 

     RSAs & RSUs      Weighted Average
Grant Date Fair Value
 

Outstanding at January 31, 2019

     133,667      $ 13.99  

Granted

     113,522        20.16  

Vested

     (55,180      16.62  

Forfeited

     —        —  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Outstanding at August 3, 2019

     192,009      $ 16.88  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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As of August 3, 2019, there was approximately $2.9 million of unrecognized compensation expense related to RSUs and RSAs which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.9 years.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

AstroNova has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan allowing eligible employees to purchase shares of common stock at a 15% discount from fair value on the first or last day of an offering period, whichever is less. A total of 247,500 shares were reserved for issuance under this plan. During the six months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018, there were 2,796 and 2,342 shares, respectively, purchased under this plan. As of August 3, 2019, 31,057 shares remain available.

Note 14 – Income Taxes

The Company’s effective tax rates for the period are as follows:

 

     Three Months
Ended
    Six Months
Ended
 

Fiscal 2020

     3.0     13.9

Fiscal 2019

     27.8     24.1

The Company determines its estimated annual effective tax rate at the end of each interim period based on full-year forecasted pre-tax income and facts known at that time. The estimated annual effective tax rate is applied to the year-to-date pre-tax income at the end of each interim period with the cumulative effect of any changes in the estimated annual effective tax rate being recorded in the fiscal quarter in which the change is determined. The tax effect of significant unusual items is reflected in the period in which they occur.

During the three months ended August 3, 2019, the Company recognized an income tax expense of approximately $29,000. The effective tax rate in this period was directly impacted by 1) a significant reduction in forecasted operating results for our fiscal 2020 as compared to operating results forecasted at the end of our first quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2) a $135,000 tax benefit arising from windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock. During the three months ended July 28, 2018, the Company recognized an income tax expense of approximately $459,000. The effective tax rate in this period was directly impacted by an $82,000 benefit arising from windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock.

During the six months ended August 3, 2019, the Company recognized an income tax expense of approximately $429,000. The effective tax rate in this period was directly impacted by 1) a $53,000 tax benefit related to the expiration of the statute of limitations on a previously uncertain tax position and 2) a $232,000 tax benefit arising from windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock. During the six months ended July 28, 2018, the Company recognized an income tax expense of approximately $639,000. The effective tax rate in this period was directly impacted by a $112,000 tax benefit arising from windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock and a $78,000 tax benefit related to the expiration of the statute of limitations on a previously uncertain tax position.

The Company maintains a valuation allowance on some of its deferred tax assets in certain jurisdictions. A valuation allowance is required when, based upon an assessment of various factors, including recent operating loss history, anticipated future earnings, and prudent and reasonable tax planning strategies, it is more likely than not that some portion of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

Unrecognized tax benefits represent the difference between tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return and the benefits recognized for financial reporting purposes. As of August 3, 2019, the Company’s cumulative unrecognized tax benefits totaled $592,000 compared to $618,000 as of January 31, 2019. Besides the expiration of the statute of limitations on a previously uncertain tax position, there were no other developments affecting unrecognized tax benefits during the quarter ended August 3, 2019.

Note 15 – Segment Information

AstroNova reports two segments: Product Identification and Test & Measurement (T&M). The Company evaluates segment performance based on the segment profit before corporate expenses.

 

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Summarized below are the Revenue and Segment Operating Profit for each reporting segment:

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     Revenue      Segment Operating Profit     Revenue      Segment Operating Profit  

(In thousands)

   August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
 

Product Identification

   $ 22,144      $ 21,769      $ 2,224     $ 2,159     $ 45,735      $ 41,722      $ 5,110     $ 3,820  

T&M

     11,324        12,038        1,555       2,814       23,914        23,572        4,136       5,071  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 33,468      $ 33,807        3,779       4,973     $ 69,649      $ 65,294        9,246       8,891  
  

 

 

    

 

 

        

 

 

    

 

 

      

Corporate Expenses

           2,616       2,808             5,615       5,462  
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

           1,163       2,165             3,631       3,429  

Other Expense, Net

           (183     (512           (550     (782
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

           980       1,653             3,081       2,647  

Income Tax Provision

           29       459             429       639  
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

         $ 951     $ 1,194           $ 2,652     $ 2,008  
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 16 – Fair Value

Assets and Liabilities Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The following tables provide a summary of the financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value as of August 3, 2019 and January 31, 2019:

 

Assets measured at fair value:

   Fair value measurement at
August 3, 2019
     Fair value measurement at
January 31, 2019
 
(In thousands)    Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Interest Rate Swap Contract (included in Other Assets)

   $ —      $ —        $ —      $   —        $ —      $ 85      $ —      $ 85  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ —      $ —        $ —      $  —        $ —      $ 85      $ —      $ 85  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities measured at fair value:

   Fair value measurement at
August 3, 2019
     Fair value measurement at
January 31, 2019
 
(In thousands)    Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Cross-Currency Interest Rate Swap Contract (included in Other Long-Term Liabilities)

   $ —      $ 388      $ —      $ 388      $ —      $ 600      $ —      $ 600  

Interest Rate Swap Contract (included in Other Long-Term Liabilities)

     —        107        —        107        —        —          —        —    

Earnout Liability (included in Other Long-Term Liabilities)

     —          —          14        14        —          —          14        14  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

   $ —      $ 495      $ 14      $ 509      $ —      $ 600      $ 14      $ 614  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

We use the market approach to measure fair value of our derivative instruments. Derivative instruments were measured at fair value using readily observable market inputs, such as quotations on interest rates and foreign exchange rates, and are classified as Level 2 because they are over-the-counter contracts with a bank counterparty that are not traded in an active market.

 

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The fair value of the earnout liability incurred in connection with the Company’s acquisition of TrojanLabel was determined using the option approach methodology, which includes using significant inputs that are not observable in the market and therefore classified as Level 3. Key assumptions in estimating the fair value of the contingent consideration liability included (1) the estimated earnout targets over the next seven years of $0.5 million-$1.4 million, (2) the probability of success (achievement of the various contingent events) from 0.0%-0.9% and (3) a risk-adjusted discount rate of approximately 2.68%-4.9% used to adjust the probability-weighted earnout payments to their present value. At each reporting period, the contingent consideration liability is recorded at its fair value with changes reflected in general and administrative expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. There was no change in the fair value of the earnout liability for the six months ended August 3, 2019.

Assets and Liabilities Not Recorded at Fair Value

The Company’s long-term debt, including the current portion of long-term debt not reflected in the financial statements at fair value, is reflected in the table below:

 

     August 3, 2019  
     Fair Value Measurement         

(In thousands)

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Carrying
Value
 

Long-Term debt and related current maturities

   $ —      $ —      $ 15,754      $ 15,754      $ 15,454  
     January 31, 2019  
     Fair Value Measurement         

(In thousands)

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Carrying
Value
 

Long-Term debt and related current maturities

   $ —      $ —      $ 18,857      $ 18,857      $ 18,242  

The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt, including the current portion, is estimated by discounting the future cash flows using current interest rates at which similar loans with the same maturities would be made to borrowers with similar credit ratings and is classified as Level 3.

 

Item 2.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Business Overview

This section should be read in conjunction with the AstroNova condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere herein and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019.

AstroNova is a multi-national enterprise that leverages its proprietary data visualization technologies to design, develop, manufacture, distribute and service a broad range of products that acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats. The Company organizes its structure around a core set of competencies, including research and development, manufacturing, service, marketing and distribution. It markets and sells its products and services through the following two segments:

 

   

Product Identification (PI) – offers digital label printers, over-printers, labeling software, spare parts, service contracts and related printing supplies such as pressure sensitive labels, tags, inks, toners and thermal transfer ribbons used in those product identification digital printers.

 

   

Test and Measurement (T&M) – offers a suite of products and services that acquire data from local and networked data streams and sensors as well as wired and wireless networks. The recorded data is processed and analyzed and then stored and presented in various visual output formats. The T&M segment also includes a line of aerospace printers that are used to print hard copies of data required for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft, including navigation maps, arrival and departure procedures, flight itineraries, weather maps, performance data, passenger data, and various air traffic control data. Aerospace products also include Ethernet switches, which are used in military aircraft and military vehicles to connect multiple computers or Ethernet devices.

The Company markets and sells its products and services globally through a diverse distribution structure of direct sales personnel, manufacturers’ representatives and authorized dealers that deliver a full complement of branded products and services to customers in our respective markets. Our growth strategy centers on organic growth through product innovation made possible by research and development initiatives, as well as strategic acquisitions that fit into or complement existing core businesses.

 

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Results of Operations

Three Months Ended August 3, 2019 vs. Three Months Ended July 28, 2018

Revenue by segment and current quarter percentage change over the prior year for the three months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018 were:

 

(Dollars in thousands)

   August 3,
2019
     As a
% of
Revenue
    July 28,
2018
     As a
% of
Revenue
    % Change
Over
Prior Year
 

Product Identification

   $ 22,144        66.2   $ 21,769        64.4     1.7

T&M

     11,324        33.8     12,038        35.6     (5.9 )% 
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 33,468        100.0    $ 33,807        100.0      (1.0 )% 
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Revenue for the second quarter of the current year was $33.5 million, representing a slight decrease compared to the previous year second quarter revenue of $33.8 million. Revenue through domestic channels for the second quarter of the current year was $20.6 million, an increase of 3.4% over the prior year’s second quarter. International revenue for the second quarter of the current year was $12.9 million, a 7.3% decrease over the previous year second quarter, and represents 38.3% of AstroNova’s second quarter revenue. Current year second quarter international revenue includes an unfavorable foreign exchange rate impact of $0.3 million.

Hardware revenue in the current quarter was $12.4 million, a 3.7% decrease compared to the prior year’s second quarter revenue of $12.9 million. The decrease is attributable to both segments, as T&M hardware revenue decreased 3.0% and PI hardware revenue decreased 5.2% compared to the second quarter of the prior year. The decrease in hardware sales for the T&M segment is primarily due to a decline in the Aerospace printer product line sales as a result of the ripple effects of the Boeing 737 Max grounding, due in part to new aircraft shipment reductions as well as deferral of several retrofit printer upgrade orders so that those planes could remain in service. Although total hardware sales for the PI segment were down for the current quarter, the product launch of the new QL -300 provided a significant contribution to second quarter revenue and both Quick Label monochromatic printers and TrojanLabel T2-C printers experienced continued growth during the current quarter.

Supplies revenue in the current quarter was $18.1 million, a 1.1% increase over prior year’s second quarter supplies revenue of $17.9 million. The increase in the current quarter supplies revenue as compared to the second quarter of the prior year is primarily attributable to the double-digit percentage increase in revenue of ink jet supplies, slightly offset by a decline in sales of transfer ribbon products within the Product Identification segment.

Service and other revenues of $3.0 million in the current quarter remained consistent with the prior year as increases in parts and repair revenue in the Product Identification segment were offset by declines in repair revenue related to the aerospace printer product line in the T&M segment.

Current year second quarter gross profit was $12.0 million, a 10.6% decrease compared to prior year second quarter gross profit of $13.4 million. The Company’s current quarter gross profit margin of 35.8% reflects a 3.8 percentage point decline from the prior year’s second quarter gross profit margin of 39.6%. The lower gross profit and related profit margin for the current quarter compared to the prior year’s second quarter is primarily attributable to decreased revenue and product mix.

Operating expenses for the current quarter were $10.8 million, a 3.7% decrease compared to the prior year second quarter operating expenses of $11.2 million. Specifically, current quarter selling and marketing expenses of $6.4 million remained unchanged from the second quarter of the prior year, as increases in wages and commissions were offset by a decline in employee benefits and advertising expenses for the current year. Current quarter general and administrative expenses were $2.6 million, a 6.8% decrease compared to $2.8 million in the prior year’s second quarter, as the current quarter decrease in professional services, employee benefits and employee fees were tempered by increases in wages and outside services. Research and development (“R&D”) expenses were $1.8 million in the current quarter, a 12.0% decrease compared to $2.0 million in the prior year’s second quarter primarily due to decreases in wages and benefits. The R&D spending as a percentage of revenue for the current quarter is 5.3% compared to 6.0% for the same period of the prior year.

Other expense in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $0.2 million compared to $0.5 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Current quarter other expense primarily includes interest expense on debt and the revolving line of credit of $0.2 million and foreign exchange loss of $0.1 million, which were partially offset by $0.1 million of other income. Other expense for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 consists primarily of interest expense on debt of $0.2 million and foreign exchange loss of $0.3 million.

 

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The provision for federal, state and foreign income taxes for the second quarter of the current year is $29 thousand, resulting in an effective tax rate of 3.0%. This rate was impacted by a significant reduction in forecasted operating results for our fiscal 2020 as compared to operating results at the end of the first quarter 2020 and also reflects a benefit of $135 thousand related to windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock. This compares to the prior year’s second quarter tax provision of $0.5 million, which reflects a benefit of $82 thousand related to windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock and an effective tax rate of 13.9%.

The Company reported net income of $1.0 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the second quarter of the current year. On a comparable basis, net income for the prior year’s second quarter was $1.2 million or $0.17 per diluted share. Return on revenue was 2.8% for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to 3.5% for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Six Months Ended August 3, 2019 vs. Six Months Ended July 28, 2018

Revenue by product group and current period percentage change over the prior year for the six months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018 were:

 

(Dollars in thousands)

   August 3,
2019
     As a
% of
Revenue
    July 28,
2018
     As a
% of
Revenue
    % Change
Over
Prior Year
 

Product Identification

   $ 45,735        65.7   $ 41,722        63.9     9.6

T&M

     23,914        34.3     23,572        36.1     1.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 69,649        100.0   $ 65,294        100.0     6.7
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Revenue for the first six months of the current year was $69.6 million, representing a 6.7% increase compared to the previous year’s first six months of revenue of $65.3 million. Revenue through domestic channels for the first half of the current year was $42.6 million, an increase of 8.7% from prior year domestic revenue of $39.2 million. International revenue for the first six months of the current year was $27.0 million, a 3.5% increase from the previous year international revenue of $26.1 million. The current year’s first six months international revenue reflected an unfavorable foreign exchange rate impact of $0.9 million.

Hardware revenue in the first six months of the current year was $25.4 million, a 1.9% increase compared to the prior year’s first six months of revenue of $24.9 million. This increase is primarily due to the increase in sales of data acquisition recorders and aerospace printers in the T&M segment, slightly offset by a decline in hardware sales of aerospace printers related to the Honeywell Agreement entered into at the end of the third quarter of the prior year. Also contributing to the growth in hardware revenue for the current year were sales resulting from the new product launch of the Quick Label’s QL -300 printer as well as double-digit growth in sales of both Quick Label monochromatic printers and TrojanLabel’s T2-C printers in the Product Identification segment.

Supplies revenue in the first half of the current year was $37.8 million, representing a 9.3% increase over the prior year’s first six months revenue of $34.6 million. The current year increase in supplies revenue is due primarily to the increase in inkjet printer supplies and labels sales, tempered by lower thermal film and electrophotographic supplies revenue in the Product Identification segment.

Service and other revenues were $6.4 million in the first six months of the current year, an 11.5% increase compared to the prior year’s first six months service and other revenues of $5.8 million. The current year increase is primarily due to an increase in parts revenue related to the aerospace printer product line acquired from Honeywell in fiscal 2018. An increase in customer demand for parts in both the T&M and Product Identification segments as a result of the increase in installed based printers currently in the field also contributed to the current year growth in supplies revenue.

Current year first six months gross profit was $26.2 million, a 2.8% increase from prior year’s first six months gross profit of $25.5 million. The Company’s gross profit margin of 37.6% in the current year reflects a decrease from the prior year’s first six months gross profit margin of 39.1%. The lower gross profit margin for the current year compared to the prior year is primarily due to higher period costs and product mix.

Operating expenses for the first six months of the current fiscal year were $22.6 million, a 2.3% increase compared to prior year’s first six months operating expenses of $22.1 million. Selling and marketing expenses for the current year of $13.2 million increased 2.2% compared to the previous year’s first six months due primarily to an increase in wages, outside services, amortization of the Company’s identifiable intangibles purchased in connection with the Honeywell Agreement, as well as increases in travel expenses, slightly offset by lower commissions and benefits. General and Administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased 2.8% to $5.6 million in the first six months of the current year compared to the prior year’s first six months G&A expenses of $5.5 million primarily due to an increase in outside service fees, which was partially offset by a decrease in bonuses and share based compensation. R&D spending in the first six months of the current year was $3.8 million, a slight increase compared to the prior year’s first six months spending of $3.7 million. Current year spending on R&D represents 5.4% of revenue compared to the prior year’s first six months level of 5.7%.

 

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Other expense during the first six months of the current year was $0.6 million compared to $0.8 million in the first six months of the previous year. Current year other expense includes interest expense of $0.4 million on the Company’s debt and revolving credit line and $0.3 million of foreign exchange loss, partially offset by investment and other income of $0.1 million. Other expense during the first six months of fiscal 2019 includes interest expense on debt of $0.4 million and foreign exchange loss of $0.5 million, partially offset by investment and other income of $0.1 million

The Company recognized $0.4 million of income tax expense for the first six months of the current fiscal year, which reflects a $232,000 tax benefit arising from windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock and a $53,000 tax benefit related to the expiration of the statute of limitations on a previously uncertain tax position resulting in a 13.9% effective tax rate. The Company recognized $0.6 million of income tax expense for the first six months of the prior fiscal year. The 24.1% effective tax rate in that period was directly impacted by a $112,000 tax benefit arising from windfall tax benefits related to the Company’s stock and a $78,000 tax benefit related to the expiration of the statute of limitations on a previously uncertain tax position.

The Company reported net income of $2.7 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the first six months of the current year. On a comparable basis, net income for the first six months of the prior year was $2.0 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, which included $0.8 million of after-tax income, or $0.12 per diluted share, as a result of a change in accounting estimates in the prior year’s first quarter for product cost and operating expenses related to a transition services agreement entered into with Honeywell in connection with the Honeywell Agreement. In addition, during the first quarter of fiscal 2019, a change in accounting estimate for revenue subject to customer rebates under the Honeywell Agreement increased net income by $0.3 million or $0.05 per diluted share. Return on revenue was 3.8% for the first six months of fiscal 2020 compared to 3.1% for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

Segment Analysis

The Company reports two segments: Product Identification and Test & Measurement (T&M) and evaluates segment performance based on the segment profit before corporate and financial administration expenses. Summarized below are the Revenue and Segment Operating Profit for each reporting segment:

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     Revenue      Segment Operating Profit     Revenue      Segment Operating Profit  

(In thousands)

   August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
    August 3,
2019
     July 28,
2018
     August 3,
2019
    July 28,
2018
 

Product Identification

   $ 22,144      $ 21,769      $ 2,224     $ 2,159     $ 45,735      $ 41,722      $ 5,110     $ 3,820  

T&M

     11,324        12,038        1,555       2,814       23,914        23,572        4,136       5,071  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 33,468      $ 33,807        3,779       4,973     $ 69,649      $ 65,294        9,246       8,891  
  

 

 

    

 

 

        

 

 

    

 

 

      

Corporate Expenses

           2,616       2,808             5,615       5,462  
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

           1,163       2,165             3,631       3,429  

Other Expense, Net

           (183     (512           (550     (782
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Income Taxes

           980       1,653             3,081       2,647  

Income Tax Provision

           29       459             429       639  
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

         $ 951     $ 1,194           $ 2,652     $ 2,008  
        

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Product Identification

Revenue from the Product Identification segment increased 1.7% in the second quarter of the current year, with revenue of $22.1 million compared to $21.8 million in the same period of the prior year. The current quarter increase in revenue is primarily attributable to the increase in supplies revenue, as the Company’s installed base of printers continues to grow. Specifically, this includes inkjet supply revenue, which experienced double digit growth as compared to the same period in the prior year. Also contributing to the increase in revenue for the current quarter was a 10.6% increase in service and other revenue. Although the overall revenue increase was slightly tempered by lower sales in Product Identification’s hardware product line, the segment experienced a significant revenue contribution from the introduction of the new QL -300 printer, and both QuickLabel’s monochromatic printers and TrojanLabel’s T2-C printers experienced continued growth during the current quarter. Product Identification’s current quarter segment operating profit was $2.2 million, reflecting a profit margin of 10.0%. This compares to the prior year’s second quarter segment profit of $2.2 million and related profit margin of 9.9%. The slight increase in Product Identification current year second quarter segment operating margin is primarily due to higher sales and product mix.

 

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Revenues from the Product Identification segment increased 9.6% to $45.7 million in the first six months of the current year from $41.7 million in the same period of the prior year. The current year increase is primarily attributable to an increase in supplies revenue of 11.4% due to increased demand for ink jet supplies, as well as label and tag products. Also contributing to the increase in revenue for the current year was a 14.8% increase in service and other revenue. Although hardware revenue in the PI segment remained constant compared to the prior year, the segment experienced a significant revenue contribution from the introduction of Quick Label’s new QL -300 printer, as well as double-digit growth in revenue from sales of both Quick Label’s monochromatic printers and TrojanLabel’s T2-C printers. This growth was slightly tempered by lower sales of the inkjet color printers within the product group. Product Identification current year segment operating profit was $5.1 million with a profit margin of 11.2%, compared to the prior year segment operating profit of $3.8 million and related profit margin of 9.2 %. The increase in current year segment operating profit and margin is primarily due to higher sales and product mix.

Test & Measurement—T&M

Revenue from the T&M segment was $11.3 million for the second quarter of the current fiscal year, representing a 5.9% decrease compared to revenue of $12.0 million for the same period in the prior year. The current quarter revenue decrease is due to the decline in the aerospace printer product line acquired from Honeywell in fiscal 2018 as a result of the ripple effects of the Boeing 737 Max grounding which was due in part to new aircraft shipment reductions as well as deferral of several retrofit printer upgrade orders so that those planes could remain in service. The decrease in current quarter revenue was tempered by an increase in T&M hardware sales from data recorders which experienced double digit growth. T&M’s second quarter segment operating profit was $1.6 million, reflecting a profit margin of 13.7%, a decrease compared to the prior year segment operating profit of $2.8 million and related operating margin of 23.4%. The decrease in segment operating profit and related margin were due to lower sales revenue and higher manufacturing and period costs.

Revenue from the T&M segment was $23.9 million for the first six months of the current fiscal year, a 1.5% increase compared to sales of $23.6 million for the same period in the prior year. The increase in revenue for the first six months of the current year is primarily due to the increase in the hardware product line as a result of increased sales of T&M data recorders and aerospace printers, both experiencing double digit growth in the current year. Also contributing to the current year increase was the increase in parts revenue. The current year revenue increase was partially offset by the decline in the aerospace printer product line acquired from Honeywell as a result of the ripple effects of the Boeing 737 Max grounding which was due in part to new aircraft shipment reductions as well as deferral of several retrofit printer upgrade orders so that those planes could remain in service. The segment’s first six months operating profit of $4.1 million resulted in a 17.3% profit margin compared to the prior year segment operating profit of $5.1 million and related operating margin of 21.5%. The lower segment operating profit and related margin for the current year is due to higher manufacturing costs and operating expenses.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

Overview

Generally, our primary sources of liquidity are cash generated from operating activities and borrowings. From time to time, we may also utilize amounts available under our revolving credit facility, as described below, to supplement cash generated from operating activities and to fund a portion of our capital expenditures, contractual contingent consideration obligations, and future acquisitions. We believe that our current level of cash and short-term financing capabilities along with future cash flows from operations will be sufficient to meet our operating and capital needs for at least the next 12 months.

Our cash and cash equivalents at the end of the second quarter were $4.5 million. During the second quarter of the current year, the Company borrowed an additional $2.0 million on its revolving credit facility. As of August 3, 2019, under its existing revolving credit facility, the Company has an outstanding balance of $3.5 million and $6.5 million remaining available for borrowing.

The Company’s backlog increased 12.9% from year-end to $22.3 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

Indebtedness

In fiscal 2018, the Company and the Company’s wholly owned Danish subsidiaries, ANI ApS and TrojanLabel ApS, entered into a credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A. (the “Lender”), which, as amended, provides for a secured credit facility consisting of a term loan to ANI ApS in the principal amount of $9.2 million and a term loan to the Company in the principal amount of $15.0 million. The Credit Agreement also provides for a $10.0 million revolving credit facility for the Company.

Both term loans bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin that varies within a range of 1.0% to 1.5% based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio.

 

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In connection with our entry into the Credit Agreement, ANI ApS entered into a hedging agreement to manage the variable interest rate risk and currency risk associated with its payments in respect to the term loan. Under this combined arrangement, payments of principal and interest with respect to approximately $8.9 million of the principal of the term loan will be made in Danish Kroner, and interest on such principal amount will be payable at a fixed rate of 0.67% per annum for the entire term, subject only to potential changes based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. Additionally, the Company entered into a hedging agreement to manage the variable interest rate risk associated with its payments with respect to the $15.0 million term loan. Under this combined arrangement, interest will be payable at a fixed rate of 2.04% per annum for the entire term, plus an incremental margin of 1.0% to 1.5%, based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio.

Revolving credit loans may be borrowed, at the Company’s option, in U.S. Dollars or, subject to certain conditions, Euros, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars or Danish Kroner. Amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility bear interest at a rate per annum equal to, at the Company’s option, either (a) the LIBOR rate (or, in the case of revolving credit loans denominated in a currency other than U.S. Dollars, the applicable quoted rate), plus a margin that varies within a range of 1.0% to 1.5% based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio, or (b) a fluctuating reference rate equal to the highest of (i) the federal funds’ rate plus 0.50%, (ii) Bank of America’s publicly announced prime rate or (iii) the LIBOR rate plus 1.00%, plus a margin that varies within a range of 0.0% to 0.5% based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. The Company is required to pay a commitment fee on the undrawn portion of the revolving credit facility at the rate of 0.25% per annum. Outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit line during fiscal 2020 bear interest at an average annual rate of 5.71% and the Company has paid $43,000 of interest expense for revolving credit line borrowings for the six months ended August 3, 2019.

The obligations of ANI ApS in respect of the $9.2 million term loan are guaranteed by the Company and TrojanLabel ApS. The Company’s obligations in respect of the $15.0 million term loan, revolving credit facility and its guarantee in respect of the ANI ApS term loan are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company (including a pledge of a portion of the equity interests held by the Company in ANI ApS and the Company’s wholly owned German subsidiary, AstroNova GmbH), subject to certain exceptions.

The Lender is entitled to accelerate repayment of the loans and to terminate its revolving credit commitment under the Credit Agreement upon the occurrence of any of various customary events of default.

The Parties must comply with various customary financial and non-financial covenants under the Credit Agreement.

As of August 3, 2019, the Company believes it is in compliance with all of the covenants in the Credit Agreement.

Cash Flow

The Company’s statements of cash flows for the six months ended August 3, 2019 and July 28, 2018 are included on page 7 of this report. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1.0 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 compared to cash used by operating activities of $1.7 million for the same period of the previous year. The increase in net cash provided by operations for the first six months of the current year is primarily due to the increase in net income, and a decrease in cash used for working capital. The combination of changes in accounts receivable, inventory, income taxes payable accounts payable and accrued expenses decreased cash by $5.6 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020, compared to a decrease of $7.4 million for the same period in fiscal 2019.

The accounts receivable balance decreased to $20.6 million at the end of the second quarter compared to $23.5 million at year end. The $2.9 million decrease in the accounts receivable balance from year end is directly related to the decrease in sales for the second quarter of the current year as compared to fourth quarter sales in fiscal 2019.

The inventory balance was $36.9 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $30.2 million at year end and inventory days on hand increased to 154 days at the end of the current quarter from 120 days at the prior year end. The current period increase in inventory and related days on hand is due to lower forecasted sales, as well as build up of inventory for new product launches in our Product Identification segment. Also contributing to the inventory increase were delayed shipments to customers in both the Product Identification and T&M segment.

The net decreased cash position at August 3, 2019 primarily resulted from principal payments of long-term debt and the guaranteed royalty obligation of $2.8 million and $0.9 million, respectively; cash used to acquire property, plant and equipment of $1.5 million and dividends paid of $1.0 million, offset by increased cash provided by operations as discussed above and the current period borrowing on the Company’s existing revolving credit facility of $2.0 million.

Contractual Obligations, Commitments and Contingencies

There have been no material changes to our contractual obligations as disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019, other than those which occur in the ordinary course of business.

Critical Accounting Policies, Commitments and Certain Other Matters

The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, and disclosure of commitments and contingencies at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. We base these estimates and judgments on factors we believe to be relevant, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

 

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The process of determining significant estimates is fact-specific and takes into account factors such as historical experience, current and expected economic conditions, product mix, and in some cases, actuarial and appraisal techniques. We constantly re-evaluate these significant factors and make adjustments where facts and circumstances dictate.

While we believe that the factors considered provide a meaningful basis for the accounting policies applied in the preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements, we cannot guarantee that our estimates and assumptions will be accurate. As the determination of these estimates requires the exercise of judgment, actual results may differ from those estimates, and such differences may be material to our condensed consolidated financial statements. Except for the changes resulting from the adoption of the new lease accounting standard during the period, there have been no material changes to the application of critical accounting policies as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019. See Note 11, Leases, in Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-Q, for an update on our lease accounting policy.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact, but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future events and results. We generally use the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “likely,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements, including those concerning our expectations, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to (a) general economic, financial and business conditions; (b) declining demand in the test and measurement markets, especially defense and aerospace; (c) competition in the specialty printer industry; (d) ability to develop market acceptance of our products and effective design of customer required features; (e) competition in the data acquisition industry; (f) the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates on the results of operations; (g) the ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and realize benefits from divestitures; (h) the business abilities and judgment of personnel and changes in business strategy; (i) the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products; (j) the launching of significant new products which could result in unanticipated expenses; (k) bankruptcy or other financial problems at major suppliers or customers that could cause disruptions in the Company’s supply chain or difficulty in collecting amounts owed by such customers; (l) any technology disruption or delay in implementing new technology; (m) a material security breach or cybersecurity attack impacting our business and our relationship with customers and (n) other risks included under “Item 1A-Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

During the six months ended August 3, 2019, there were no material changes to our market risk disclosures as set forth in Part II, Item 7A “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2019.

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management has evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely manner, and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to have materially affected, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

There are no pending or threatened legal proceedings against the Company believed to be material to the financial position or results of operations of the Company.

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

In addition to the other information set forth in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, one should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future operating results. The risks described in our Annual Report on 10-K are not the only risks that could affect our business, as additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results as well as adversely affect the value of our common stock.

There have been no material updates to the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019.

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

During the second quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company made the following repurchases of its common stock:

 

     Total Number
of Shares
Repurchased
    Average
Price paid
Per Share
    Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans or
Programs
     Maximum Number
of Shares That
May Be Purchased
Under The Plans
or Programs
 

May 1—May 31

     4,420 (a)    $ 26.29 (a)      —          —    

June 1—June 30

     9,917 (b)    $ 26.22 (b)      —          —    

July 1—July 31

     —       $ —       —          —    

 

(a)

Executives of the Company delivered 4,420 shares of the Company’s common stock toward the satisfaction of taxes due with respect to vesting of restricted shares. The shares delivered were valued at a weighted-average market value of $26.29 per share and are included with treasury stock in the consolidated balance sheet. These transactions were not part of a publicly announced purchase plan or program.

(b)

Executives of the Company delivered 9,917 shares of the Company’s common stock toward the satisfaction of taxes due with respect to vesting of restricted shares. The shares delivered were valued at a weighted-average market value of $26.22 per share and are included with treasury stock in the consolidated balance sheet. These transactions were not part of a publicly announced purchase plan or program.

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

3A    Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company and all amendments thereto, filed as Exhibit 3A to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2016 and incorporated by reference herein.
3B    By-laws of the Company as amended to date, filed as Exhibit 3B to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008 (File no. 000-13200) and incorporated by reference herein.
10.1    AstroNova, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, filed as Appendix A to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on May 25, 2019 on Schedule 14A and incorporated by reference herein.*
31.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

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32.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101    The following materials from Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended August 3, 2019, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity, (v) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (vi) the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Filed electronically herein.

 

 

*

Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.

 

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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.

 

   ASTRONOVA, INC.
   (Registrant)
Date: September 9, 2019    By   

/s/ Gregory A. Woods

      Gregory A. Woods,
      President and Chief Executive Officer
      (Principal Executive Officer)
   By   

/s/ David S. Smith

      David S. Smith,
      Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer)

 

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