(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
52 Sunrise Park Road, New Hampton, NY10958
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (845) 326-5600
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.06-2/3 per share
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 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 ☐
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Large accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
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As of July 25, 2019, the registrant had 32,356,796 shares of its Common Stock, $.06 2/3 par value, outstanding.
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
June 30, 2019 (unaudited)
December 31, 2018
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,159 and $610 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 respectively
Prepaid income taxes
Assets held for sale
Other current assets
Total current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net
Intangible assets with finite lives, net
Right of use assets
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Trade accounts payable
Accrued compensation and other benefits
Income tax payable
Lease liabilities - current
Liabilities held for sale
Total current liabilities
Deferred income taxes
Lease liabilities - non-current
Other long-term obligations
Commitments and contingencies (Note 16)
Preferred stock, $25 par value. Authorized 2,000,000 shares; none issued and outstanding
Common stock, $.0667 par value. Authorized 120,000,000 shares; 32,355,296 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and 32,256,915 shares issued and 32,256,209 outstanding at December 31, 2018, respectively
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Treasury stock, at cost: 0 and 706 shares at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
Total stockholders' equity
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
The condensed consolidated financial statements presented herein have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in its December 31, 2018 consolidated financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes, which appear in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. The condensed consolidated financial statements reflect the operations of Balchem Corporation and its subsidiaries (the "Company"). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements furnished in this Form 10-Q include all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP” or “GAAP”) governing interim financial statements and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and therefore do not include some information and notes necessary to conform to annual reporting requirements. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results expected for the full year or any interim period.
Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform with the current period's presentation.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
In May and April 2019, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2019-05 and ASU 2019-04, "Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses" which further clarifies the ASU 2016-13, "Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326). In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13 which requires that credit losses be reported based on expected losses compared to the current incurred loss model. These updates made several consequential amendments to the Codification which requires the accounting for available-for-sale debt securities to be individually assessed for credit losses when fair value is less than the amortized cost basis. The standard is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 with early adoption permitted. The Company does not expect this new guidance to have a significant impact on its financial reporting.
In April 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-04, "Codification Improvements to Topic 815, Derivative and Hedging". The guidance further clarified ASU 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities. The amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. As stated below, the Company early adopted ASU 2017-12 in the second quarter of 2019.
In March 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-01, "Leases (Topic 842): Codification Improvements," which further clarifies the determination of fair value of leases and modifies transition disclosure requirements for changes in accounting principles. The effective date of the amendments is for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years.The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this pronouncement on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and disclosures. As stated below, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 842 ("ASU 2016-02), Leases, as of January 1, 2019.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, “Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement that is a Service Contract.” The guidance requires implementation costs incurred by customers in cloud computing arrangements to be deferred over the noncancelable term of the cloud computing arrangements plus any optional renewal periods (1) that are reasonably certain to be exercised by the customer or (2) for which exercise of the renewal option is controlled by the cloud service provider. The effective date of this pronouncement is for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted and the standard may be adopted either using the prospective or retrospective transition approach. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this pronouncement on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and disclosures.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, “Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans,” which modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plans. The guidance removes disclosures that are no longer considered cost beneficial, clarifies the specific requirements of
disclosures and adds disclosure requirements identified as relevant. This update should be applied on a retrospective basis to all periods presented and is effective for fiscal years ending after December 31, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. The Company expects this new guidance will have minimal impact on its financial reporting.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, “Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment” (ASU 2017-04), which addresses changes to the testing for goodwill impairment by eliminating Step 2 of the process. The guidance is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted; however, the Company has elected not to adopt early as this ASU will not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities. The guidance was issued with the objective of improving the financial reporting of hedging relationships to better portray the economic results of companies' risk management activities in its financial statements, as well as simplifying the application of hedge accounting guidance especially in the area of assessment of effectiveness of the hedge. The amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted and all transaction requirements and elections should be applied to hedging relationships existing on the date of adoption. The Company has early adopted the new standard in the second quarter of 2019. Refer to Note 20, "Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities."
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases” (“ASU 2016-02”), which was clarified by ASU 2018-11 and addresses the recognition of assets and liabilities that arise from all leases. The guidance requires lessees to recognize right-of-use assets ("ROU") and lease liabilities for most leases in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted the new standard on January 1, 2019 and has elected the optional transition method to account for the impact of the adoption with a cumulative-effect adjustment in the period of adoption. The new standard provides a number of optional practical expedients in transition. The Company has elected the “package of practical expedients”, which permits it not to reassess under the new standard its prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs. The Company has not elected the use-of-hindsight or the practical expedient pertaining to land easements, the latter not being applicable to the Company. The new standard also provides practical expedients for an entity’s ongoing accounting. The Company has elected the short-term lease recognition exemption for all leases that qualify, which means for those leases that qualify, the Company will not recognize ROU assets or lease liabilities. The Company has also elected the practical expedient to not separate lease and non-lease components for all of its leases. Refer to Note 19, "Leases."
NOTE 2 – SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES
On May 27, 2019, the Company acquired 100 percent of the outstanding common shares of Chemogas Holding NV and its subsidiaries ("Chemogas" or the "Acquisition"), a privately held specialty gases company headquartered in Grimbergen, Belgium. The Company made payments of approximately €99,503 (translated to $111,324) on the acquisition date, amounting to approximately €88,579 (translated to $99,102) to the former shareholders and approximately €10,924 (translated to $12,222) to Chemogas' lender to pay Chemogas bank debt. Considering the cash acquired of €3,943 (translated to $4,412), net payments made to the former shareholders were €84,636 (translated to $94,690). The acquisition was primarily financed through the Company's Credit Agreement (see Note 8, "Revolving Loan"). Chemogas is a leader in the packaging and distribution of a wide variety of specialty gases, most notably ethylene oxide, primarily in the European and Asian markets, for medical device sterilization. Through its operational and logistical excellence, Chemogas supports its customers' needs across more than 70 countries. With the acquisition, the Company significantly expands its geographic presence in the packaged ethylene oxide market, enabling the Company to offer worldwide service and support to its medical device sterilization customers within the Specialty Products segment. The Chemogas sites in Europe and Asia will form a global network of facilities when combined with the Company's sites in the United States.
The goodwill of $59,296 arising from the Acquisition consists largely of expected synergies, including the combined entities' experience and technical problem-solving capabilities, and acquired workforce. The goodwill is assigned to the Specialty Products segment and is not tax deductible for income tax purposes.
The following table summarizes the preliminary estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed:
Cash and cash equivalents
Property, plant and equipment
Pension obligations (net)
Deferred income taxes
Amount paid to shareholders
Chemogas bank debt paid on purchase date
Total amount paid on acquisition date
The estimated valuation of the fair value of tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed are based on management’s estimates and assumptions that are subject to change. In preparing our preliminary fair value estimates of the intangible assets and certain tangible assets acquired, management, among other things, consulted an independent advisor. The purchase price and related allocation to assets acquired and liabilities assumed is preliminary pending management's final review of fair value calculations and deferred tax liabilities related to certain non-deductible assets.
Customer relationships are amortized over a 20-year period utilizing an accelerated method based on the estimated average customer attrition rate. Trade name and developed technology are amortized over 2 years and 10 years, respectively, utilizing the straight-line method as the consumption pattern of the related economic benefits cannot be reliably determined.
The Company is indemnified for tax liabilities prior to the Acquisition date. Indemnified tax liabilities will create an indemnification asset (receivable). At this time, an indemnification asset balance has not been established.
In connection with this transaction, the Company incurred transaction and integration costs of $556 and $862for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively.
Total transaction and integration costs related to recent acquisitions, including the Chemogas acquisition described above, are recorded in general and administrative expenses. These costs amounted to $612 and $1,097 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively, and $893 and $1,582 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.
As of June 30, 2019, the Company was in negotiations for the sale of an insignificant portion of the Company's business and subsequently entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for the sale of this portion of the business, which includes conditions to closing that must be fulfilled. The closing date of this transaction is still uncertain and no gain or loss has been recognized in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of earnings for the three or six months ending June 30, 2019. The anticipated gain or loss related to the transaction will not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In connection with the potential divestiture, the following assets and liabilities have been reclassified as current assets held for sale and current liabilities held for sale within the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2019:
June 30, 2019
Property, plant, and equipment, net
Right of use assets
Assets held for sale
Trade accounts payable
Liabilities held for sale
NOTE 3 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
The Company’s results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 reflected the following stock-based compensation cost, and such compensation cost had the following effects on net earnings:
Increase/(Decrease) for the Three Months Ended June 30,
Increase/(Decrease) for the Six Months Ended June 30,
Cost of sales
As allowed by ASC 718, the Company has made an estimate of expected forfeitures based on its historical experience and is recognizing compensation cost only for those stock-based compensation awards expected to vest.
The Company’s stock incentive plans allow for the granting of stock awards and options to purchase common stock. Both incentive stock options and nonqualified stock options can be awarded under the plans. No option will be exercisable for longer than ten years after the date of grant. The Company has approved and reserved a number of shares to be issued upon exercise of the outstanding options that is adequate to cover all exercises. As of June 30, 2019, the plans had 1,098,484 shares available for future awards. Compensation expense for stock options and stock awards is recognized on a straight-line basis over the vesting period, generally three years for stock options, three to four years for employee restricted stock awards, three years for employee performance share awards, and three to four years for non-employee director restricted stock awards. Certain awards provide for accelerated vesting if there is a change in control (as defined in the plans) or other qualifying events.
Option activity for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is summarized below:
For the six months ended June 30, 2019
Outstanding as of December 31, 2018
Outstanding as of June 30, 2019
Exercisable as of June 30, 2019
For the six months ended June 30, 2018
Outstanding as of December 31, 2017
Outstanding as of June 30, 2018
Exercisable as of June 30, 2018
ASC 718 requires companies to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The fair value of each option grant is estimated on the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions: dividend yields of 0.6% and 0.6%; expected volatilities of 24% and 27%; risk-free interest rates of 2.5% and 2.6%; and expected lives of 4.0 years and 4.4 years, in each case for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
The Company used a projected expected life for each award granted based on historical experience of employees’ exercise behavior. Expected volatility is based on the Company’s historical volatility levels. Dividend yields are based on the Company’s historical dividend yields. Risk-free interest rates are based on the implied yields currently available on U.S. Treasury Zero coupon issues with a remaining term equal to the expected life.
Other information pertaining to option activity during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was as follows:
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Weighted-average fair value of options granted
Total intrinsic value of stock options exercised ($000s)