sypr20200630_10q.htm
 

 

 

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 July 5, 2020

OR

☐ Transition Report Pursuant To Section 13 Or 15(d) Of The Securities Exchange Act Of 1934
For the transition period from _____ to _____

 

Commission file number: 0-24020

 

SYPRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

61-1321992

(State or other jurisdiction

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation or organization)

Identification No.)

 

 

101 Bullitt Lane, Suite 450

 

Louisville, Kentucky 40222

(502) 329-2000

(Address of principal executive

(Registrant’s telephone number,

offices) (Zip code)

including area code)


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

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock

SYPR

NASDAQ

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 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, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

☐ Large accelerated filer

☐ Accelerated filer

☒ 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

 

As of August 9, 2020, the Registrant had 21,379,580 shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Part I. Financial Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the Three and Six Months Ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets at July 5, 2020 and December 31, 2019

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Cash Flow Statements for the Six Months Ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019

5

       

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

19

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

25

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

25

 

 

 

 

Part II. Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4. 

Mine Safety Disclosures

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6. 

Exhibits

27

 

 

 

 

Signatures

28

 

 

1

 

 

Part I.     Financial Information

 

Item 1.     Financial Statements

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except for per share data) 

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 
                                 

Net revenue

  $ 17,153     $ 24,444     $ 39,578     $ 44,008  

Cost of sales

    15,150       20,455       33,984       39,159  

Gross profit

    2,003       3,989       5,594       4,849  

Selling, general and administrative

    2,830       3,604       6,053       7,058  

Severance, relocation and other costs

    33       103       124       201  

Operating (loss) income

    (860 )     282       (583

)

    (2,410

)

Interest expense, net

    193       232       420       449  

Other (income), net

    (769 )     (1,493 )     (486

)

    (1,442

)

(Loss) income before taxes

    (284 )     1,543

 

    (517

)

    (1,417

)

Income tax expense

    64       40       136       116  

Net (loss) income

  $ (348 )   $ 1,503     $ (653

)

  $ (1,533

)

(Loss) income per share:

                               

Basic

  $ (0.02

)

  $ 0.07     $ (0.03

)

  $ (0.07

)

Diluted

  $ (0.02

)

  $ 0.07     $ (0.03

)

  $ (0.07

)

                                 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

                               

Basic

    21,016       20,875       21,005       20,772  

Diluted

    21,016       20,875       21,005       20,772  

Dividends declared per common share

  $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00  

 

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

 

2

 

 

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 
                                 

Net (loss) income

  $ (348 )   $ 1,503     $ (653

)

  $ (1,533

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

                               

Foreign currency translation adjustments

    425       87       (1,481

)

    212  

Comprehensive income (loss)

  $ 77       1,590     $ (2,134

)

  $ (1,321

)

 

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

 

3

 

 

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except for share data)

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         

Assets

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 7,810     $ 5,095  

Accounts receivable, net

    6,376       7,444  

Inventory, net

    18,485       20,784  

Other current assets

    4,309       4,282  

Assets held for sale

    1,230       2,233  

Total current assets

    38,210       39,838  

Property, plant and equipment, net

    9,883       11,675  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

    6,523       7,014  

Other assets

    1,407       1,529  

Total assets

  $ 56,023     $ 60,056  

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

               

Current liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 6,536     $ 9,346  

Accrued liabilities

    12,358       12,495  

Operating lease liabilities, current portion

    919       841  

Finance lease obligations, current portion

    587       684  

Note payable – related party, current portion

    2,500       0  

Note payable – PPP Loan, current portion

    1,581       0  

Total current liabilities

    24,481       23,366  

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

    6,433       6,906  

Finance lease obligations, net of current portion

    2,128       2,351  

Note payable – related party

    3,971       6,463  

Note payable – PPP Loan

    1,977       0  

Other liabilities

    5,515       7,539  

Total liabilities

    44,505       46,625  

Stockholders’ equity:

               

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 975,150 shares authorized; no shares issued

    0       0  

Series A preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 24,850 shares authorized; no shares issued

    0       0  

Common stock, non-voting, par value $0.01 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued

    0       0  

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 30,000,000 shares authorized; 21,384,618 shares issued and 21,369,580 outstanding in 2020 and 21,324,618 shares issued and 21,298,426 outstanding in 2019

    213       213  

Additional paid-in capital

    154,923       154,702  

Accumulated deficit

    (118,086 )     (117,433 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (25,532 )     (24,051 )

Treasury stock, 15,038 and 26,192 shares in 2020 and 2019, respectively

    0       0  

Total stockholders’ equity

    11,518       13,431  

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

  $ 56,023     $ 60,056  

 

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

 

4

 

 

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Cash Flow Statements

(in thousands)

 

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

               

Net loss

  $ (653 )   $ (1,533 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

               

Depreciation and amortization

    1,259       1,407  

Stock-based compensation expense

    228       283  

Deferred loan costs recognized

    7       7  

Net gain on the sale of assets

    (958 )     (477 )

Provision for excess and obsolete inventory

    125       283  

Non-cash lease expense

    491       452  

Other noncash items

    100       (130 )

Contributions to pension plans

    (34 )     (45 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

    1,053       (1,248 )

Inventory

    1,813       (1,425 )

Other current assets

    (457 )     (1,088 )

Accounts payable

    (2,697 )     (2,457 )

Accrued and other liabilities

    (1,318 )     177  

Net cash used in operating activities

    (1,041 )     (5,794 )

Cash flows from investing activities:

               

Capital expenditures

    (833 )     (671 )

Proceeds from sale of assets

    1,968       634  

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    1,135       (37 )

Cash flows from financing activities:

               

Principal payments on finance lease obligations

    (320 )     (304 )

Proceeds from Paycheck Protection Program loan

    3,558       0  

Indirect repurchase of shares of minimum statutory tax withholdings

    (7 )     (133 )

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    3,231       (437 )

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash balances

    (610 )     26  

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    2,715       (6,242 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    5,095       10,704  

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 7,810     $ 4,462  
                 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

               

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

               

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for finance lease obligations

  $ 0     $ 269  

 

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

 

5

 

 

Sypris Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ equity

 

(in thousands)

 

   

Three Months Ended July 5, 2020

 
                                  Accumulated          
                   

Additional

           

Other

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid-In

   

Accumulated

   

Comprehensive

   

Treasury

 
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Deficit

   

Loss

   

Stock

 
                                                 

April 5, 2020 balance

    21,309,580     $ 213     $ 154,789     $ (117,738 )   $ (25,957 )   $ 0  

Net loss

    0       0       0       (348 )     0       0  

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    0       0       0       0       425       0  

Noncash compensation

    60,000       0       134       0       0       0  

Retire treasury stock

    0       0       0       0       0       0  

July 5, 2020 balance

    21,369,580     $ 213     $ 154,923     $ (118,086 )   $ (25,532 )   $ 0  

 

 

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2019  
                                  Accumulated          
                   

Additional

           

Other

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid-In

   

Accumulated

   

Comprehensive

   

Treasury

 
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Deficit

   

Loss

   

Stock

 
                                                 

March 31, 2019 balance

    21,354,203     $ 214     $ 154,450     $ (116,520 )   $ (24,717 )   $ 0  

Net income

    0       0       0       1,503       0       0  

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    0       0       0       0       87       0  

Noncash compensation

    60,000       0       172       0       0       0  

Retire treasury stock

    (84,495 )     0       (84 )     0       0       0  

June 30, 2019 balance

    21,329,708     $ 214     $ 154,538     $ (115,017 )   $ (24,630 )   $ 0  

 

    Six Months Ended July 5, 2020  
                                   

Accumulated

         
                   

Additional

           

Other

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid-In

   

Accumulated

   

Comprehensive

   

Treasury

 
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Deficit

   

Loss

   

Stock

 
                                                 

January 1, 2020 balance

    21,298,426     $ 213     $ 154,702     $ (117,433 )   $ (24,051 )   $ 0  

Net loss

    0       0       0       (653 )     0       0  

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    0       0       0       0       (1,481 )     0  

Exercise of stock options

    11,154       0       (7 )     0       0       0  

Noncash compensation

    60,000       0       228       0       0       0  

Retire treasury stock

    0       0       0       0       0       0  

July 5, 2020 balance

    21,369,580     $ 213     $ 154,923     $ (118,086 )   $ (25,532 )   $ 0  

 

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2019  
                                   

Accumulated

         
                   

Additional

           

Other

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid-In

   

Accumulated

   

Comprehensive

   

Treasury

 
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Deficit

   

Loss

   

Stock

 
                                                 

January 1, 2019 balance

    21,398,182     $ 214     $ 154,388     $ (114,926 )   $ (24,842 )   $ 0  

Net loss

    0       0       0       (1,533 )     0       0  

Adoption of new accounting standards

    0       0       0       1,442       0       0  

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    0       0       0       0       212       0  

Noncash compensation

    60,000       0       283       0       0       0  

Retire treasury stock

    (128,474 )     0       (133 )     0       0       0  

June 30, 2019 balance

    21,329,708     $ 214     $ 154,538     $ (115,017 )   $ (24,630 )   $ 0  

 

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

 

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Sypris Solutions, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

(1)

Nature of Business

 

All references to “Sypris,” the “Company,” “we” or “our” include Sypris Solutions, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Sypris is a diversified provider of truck components, oil and gas pipeline components and aerospace and defense electronics. The Company produces a wide range of manufactured products, often under multi-year, sole-source contracts. The Company offers such products through its two business segments, Sypris Technologies, Inc. (“Sypris Technologies”) and Sypris Electronics, LLC (“Sypris Electronics”) (See Note 13).

 

 

(2)

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Sypris Solutions, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and have been prepared by the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the SEC. Accordingly, pursuant to such rules and regulations, certain notes and other financial information included in audited financial statements have been condensed or omitted. The December 31, 2019 consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited statements, but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. The Company’s operations are domiciled in the United States (U.S.) and Mexico, and we serve a wide variety of domestic and international customers. All intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated.

 

These unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect, in the opinion of management, all material adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to fairly state the results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods presented, and the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses. Actual results for the three and six months ended July 5, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements, and notes thereto, for the year ended December 31, 2019 as presented in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with current period presentation.

 

COVID-19 Assessment

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization categorized the current coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) as a pandemic, and the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States and other countries across the world. As of the date of this filing, significant uncertainty exists concerning the magnitude of the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company’s consolidated financial statements presented herein reflect estimates and assumptions made by management that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods presented. Such estimates and assumptions affect, among other things, the Company’s long-lived asset valuation; inventory valuation; valuation of deferred income taxes and income tax contingencies; the allowance for doubtful accounts; and pension plan assumptions. Events and changes in circumstances arising after July 5, 2020, including those resulting from the impacts of COVID-19, will be reflected in management’s estimates for future periods.

 

The Company has continued to operate at each location and sought to remain compliant with government regulations imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During periods of lower production, the Company is scheduling and performing certain preventative maintenance procedures on its equipment and is utilizing resources to continue making progress on certain of the strategic initiatives included in the Company’s 2020 annual operating plan. The Company began to experience lower revenue late in the first quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a more significant impact in the second quarter, especially within the Sypris Technologies group. While the Company expects the effects of the pandemic will negatively impact its results of operations, cash flows and financial position, management has implemented actions to mitigate the financial impact, to protect the health of its employees and to comply with government regulations at each location. Factors deriving from the COVID-19 response that have or may negatively impact sales and gross margin in the future include, but are not limited to: limitations on the ability of our suppliers to manufacture, or procure from manufacturers, the material components we utilize in the manufacture of the products we sell, or to meet delivery requirements and commitments; limitations on the ability of our employees to perform their work due to illness caused by the pandemic or local, state, or federal orders requiring employees to remain at home; limitations on the ability of our customers to conduct their business and purchase our products; and limitations on the ability of our customers to pay us on a timely basis.

 

7

 

We are experiencing disruptions in our business as we implement modifications to preserve adequate liquidity and ensure that our business can continue to operate during this uncertain time. With respect to liquidity, we are evaluating and taking actions to reduce costs and spending across our organization. This includes reducing hiring activities, reducing compensation for our Chairman, President and CEO, certain other senior leadership and corporate personnel and our Board of Directors, and limiting discretionary spending. In addition, under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), we have deferred certain payroll taxes and pension funding payments into future years. We have also reduced anticipated spending on capital investment projects and are managing working capital to preserve liquidity during this crisis. In addition to these activities, during the second quarter, the Company secured a $3.6 million term loan with BMO Harris Bank National Association (“BMO”), pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”) under the CARES Act. Proceeds from the PPP Loan have been used to retain workers and maintain payroll and make lease and utility payments.

 

While we are unable to determine or predict the nature, duration or scope of the overall impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our business, results of operations, liquidity or capital resources, we will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions that alter our business operations as may be required by federal, state or local authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders.

 

 

(3)

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, Compensation – Retirement Benefits – Defined Benefit Plans – General, Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans. The guidance eliminated certain disclosures about defined benefit plans, added new disclosures, and clarified other requirements. This guidance became effective January 1, 2020. There were no changes to interim disclosure requirements. As this standard relates only to financial disclosures, its adoption did not have an impact to our operating results, financial position or cash flows.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other-Internal-Use Software: Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract (ASU 2018-15). ASU 2018-15 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. This guidance became effective January 1, 2020 and did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Credit Losses – Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, new guidance for the accounting for credit losses on certain financial instruments. This guidance introduces a new approach to estimating credit losses on certain types of financial instruments and modifies the impairment model for available-for-sale debt securities. This guidance, which becomes effective January 1, 2023, is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes – Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. This guidance is intended to simplify various aspects of income tax accounting including the elimination of certain exceptions related to the approach for intraperiod tax allocation, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. The new guidance also simplifies aspects of the accounting for franchise taxes and enacted changes in tax laws or rates and clarifies the accounting for transactions that result in a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill. This guidance becomes effective January 1, 2021 and early adoption is permitted. Adoption of this guidance requires certain changes to primarily be made prospectively, with some changes to be made retrospectively. We are currently assessing the impact of this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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(4)

Leases

 

The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at its inception. The Company has entered into operating leases for real estate. These leases have initial terms which range from 10 years to 11 years, and often include one or more options to renew. These renewal terms can extend the lease term by 5 years, and will be included in the lease term when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise the option. The Company’s existing leases do not contain significant restrictive provisions; however, certain leases contain provisions for payment of real estate taxes, insurance and maintenance costs by the Company. The lease agreements do not contain any residual value guarantees. Some of the real estate lease agreements include periods of rent holidays and payments that escalate over the lease term by specified amounts. All operating lease expenses are recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. For finance leases, interest expense is recognized on the lease liability and the right-of-use asset is amortized over the lease term.

 

Some leases may require variable lease payments based on factors specific to the individual agreements. Variable lease payments for which we are typically responsible for include real estate taxes, insurance and common area maintenance expenses based on the Company’s pro-rata share, which are excluded from the measurement of the lease liability. Additionally, one of the Company’s real estate leases has lease payments that adjust based on annual changes in the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”). The leases that are dependent upon CPI are initially measured using the index or rate at the commencement date and are included in the measurement of the lease liability. Incremental payments due to changes in the index are treated as variable lease costs and expensed as incurred.

 

These operating leases are included in “Operating lease right-of-use assets” on the Company’s July 5, 2020 Consolidated Balance Sheet, and represent the Company’s right to use the underlying asset for the lease term. The Company’s obligations to make lease payments are included in “Operating lease liabilities, current portion” and “Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion” on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets. Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As of July 5, 2020, total right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities were approximately $6,523,000 and $7,352,000, respectively. As of December 31, 2019, total right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities were approximately $7,014,000 and $7,747,000, respectively.

 

We primarily use our incremental borrowing rate, which is updated quarterly, based on the information available at commencement date, in determining the present value of lease payments. If readily available, we would use the implicit rate in a new lease to determine the present value of lease payments. The Company has certain contracts for real estate which may contain lease and non-lease components which it has elected to treat as a single lease component.

 

The Company has entered into various short-term operating leases, primarily for office equipment with an initial term of twelve months or less. Lease payments associated with short-term leases are expensed as incurred and are not recorded on the Company’s balance sheet. The related lease expense for short-term leases was not material for the three and six months ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019.

 

The following table presents information related to lease expense for the three and six months ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019 (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 

Finance lease expense:

                               

Amortization expense

  $ 108     $ 122     $ 228     $ 233  

Interest expense

    72       90       149       181  

Operating lease expense

    351       351       702       702  

Variable lease expense

    94       64       162       143  

Total lease expense

  $ 625     $ 627     $ 1,241     $ 1,259  

 

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The following table presents supplemental cash flow information related to leases (in thousands):

 

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

 

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

               

Operating cash flows from operating leases

  $ 659     $ 713  

Operating cash flows from finance leases

    149       181  

Financing cash flows from finance leases

    320       304  

 

The annual future minimum lease payments as of July 5, 2020 are as follows (in thousands):

 

   

Operating

   

Finance

 
   

Leases

   

Leases

 

Next 12 months

  $ 1,468     $ 833  

12 to 24 months

    1,484       612  

24 to 36 months

    1,501       612  

36 to 48 months

    1,466       591  

48 to 60 months

    1,222       549  

Thereafter

    2,421       320  

Total lease payments

    9,562       3,517  

Less imputed interest

    (2,210 )     (802 )

Total

  $ 7,352     $ 2,715  

 

The following table presents certain information related to lease terms and discount rates for leases as of July 5, 2020:

 

   

Operating

   

Finance

 
   

Leases

   

Leases

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term (years)

    6.6       5.0  

Weighted-average discount rate (percentage)

    8.0       10.3  

 

 

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Revenue from Contracts with Customers

 

The Company recognizes revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation by transferring control of a promised product or rendering a service to a customer. The amount of revenue recognized reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for the product or service (the “transaction price”). The Company’s transaction price in its contracts with customers is generally fixed; no payment discounts, rebates or refunds are included within its contracts. The Company also does not provide service-type warranties nor does it allow customer returns. In connection with the sale of various parts to customers, the Company is subject to typical assurance warranty obligations covering the compliance of the electronics parts produced to agreed-upon specifications. Customer returns, when they occur, relate to quality rework issues and are not connected to any repurchase obligation of the Company.

 

A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct product or render a service to a customer and is the unit of account to which the transaction price is allocated under ASC 606. When a contract contains multiple performance obligations, we allocate the transaction price to the individual performance obligations using the price at which the promised goods or services would be sold to customers on a standalone basis. For most sales within our Sypris Technologies segment and a portion of sales within Sypris Electronics, control transfers to the customer at a point in time. Indicators that control has transferred to the customer include the Company having a present right to payment, the customer obtaining legal title and the customer having the significant risks and rewards of ownership. The Company’s principal terms of sale are FOB Shipping Point, or equivalent, and, as such, the Company primarily transfers control and records revenue for product sales upon shipment.

 

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For contracts where Sypris Electronics serves as a contractor for aerospace and defense companies under federally funded programs, we generally recognize revenue over time as we perform because of continuous transfer of control to the customer. This continuous transfer of control to the customer is supported by clauses in the contracts that allow the customer to unilaterally terminate the contract for convenience, pay us for costs incurred plus a reasonable profit and take control of any work in process. Because control is transferred over time, revenue is recognized based on the extent of progress towards completion of the performance obligation. We use labor hours incurred as a measure of progress for these contracts because it best depicts the Company’s performance of the obligation to the customer, which occurs as we incur labor on our contracts. Under this measure of progress, the extent of progress towards completion is measured based on the ratio of labor hours incurred to date to the total estimated labor hours at completion of the performance obligation.

 

Our contract profit margins may include estimates of revenues for goods or services on which the customer and the Company have not reached final agreements, such as contract changes, settlements of disputed claims, and the final amounts of requested equitable adjustments permitted under the contract. These estimates are based upon management’s best assessment of the totality of the circumstances and are included in our contract profit based upon contractual provisions and our relationships with each customer.

 

The majority of Sypris Electronics’ contractual arrangements with customers are for one year or less. For the remaining population of non-cancellable contracts greater than one year we had $29,074,000 of remaining performance obligations as of July 5, 2020, all of which were long-term Sypris Electronics’ contracts. We expect to recognize approximately 40% of our remaining performance obligations as revenue in 2020 and the balance in 2021.

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

 

The following table summarizes revenue from contracts with customers for the three and six months ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 

Sypris Technologies – transferred point in time

  $ 7,445     $ 16,878     $ 21,162     $ 33,019  

Sypris Electronics – transferred point in time

    2,138       1,777       4,245       2,459  

Sypris Electronics – transferred over time

    7,570       5,789       14,171       8,530  
    $ 17,153     $ 24,444     $ 39,578     $ 44,008  

 

Contract Balances

 

Differences in the timing of revenue recognition, billings and cash collections results in billed accounts receivable, unbilled receivables (contract assets) and deferred revenue, customer deposits and billings in excess of revenue recognized (contract liabilities) on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

Contract assets – Contract assets include unbilled amounts typically resulting from sales under contracts where revenue is recognized over time and revenue recognized exceeds the amount billed to the customer, and the right to payment is subject to conditions other than the passage of time. Contract assets are generally classified as current assets in the consolidated balance sheet. The balance of contract assets as of July 5, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were $1,389,000 and $906,000, respectively, and are included within other current assets in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

 

Contract liabilities – Some of the Company’s contracts within Sypris Electronics are billed as work progresses in accordance with the contract terms and conditions, either at periodic intervals or upon achievement of certain milestones. Often this results in billing occurring prior to revenue recognition resulting in contract liabilities. Additionally, the Company occasionally receives cash payments from customers in advance of the Company’s performance resulting in contract liabilities. These contract liabilities are classified as either current or long-term in the consolidated balance sheet based on the timing of when the Company expects to recognize revenue. As of July 5, 2019, the contract liabilities balance was $6,102,000, which was included within accrued liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. As of December 31, 2019, the contract liabilities balance was $7,504,000, of which $5,769,000 was included within accrued liabilities and $1,735,000 was included within other liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Payments received from customers in advance of revenue recognition are not considered to be significant financing components because they are used to meet working capital demands that can be higher in the early stages of a contract.

 

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The Company recognized revenue from contract liabilities of $2,929,000 and $4,645,000 during the three and six months ended July 5, 2020, respectively. The Company recognized revenue from contract liabilities of $2,190,000 and $3,234,000 during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively.

 

Practical expedients and exemptions

 

Sales commissions are expensed when incurred because the amortization period would have been one year or less. These costs are recorded in selling, general and administrative expense in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

We do not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for contracts with original expected lengths of one year or less.

 

 

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Exit and Disposal Activities

 

On February 21, 2017, the Board of Directors approved a modified exit or disposal plan with respect to the Broadway Plant, which included the relocation of production to other Company facilities, as needed, and/or the closure of the plant. The relocation of production was complete as of the end of 2017. The Company has relocated certain assets from the Broadway Plant to other manufacturing facilities, as needed, to serve its existing and target customer base and identified underutilized or non-core assets for disposal. On April 13, 2020, the Company completed the sale of the Broadway Plant real estate for $1,700,000 and recognized a gain of $807,000. Management is currently evaluating options for any remaining assets in the Broadway Plant.

 

As a result of these initiatives, the Company recorded charges of $124,000, or less than $0.01 per share, and $201,000, or less than $0.01 per share, during the first six months of 2020 and 2019, respectively, related to the transition of production from the Broadway Plant, which is included in severance, relocation and other costs in the consolidated statement of operations. All amounts incurred were recorded within Sypris Technologies. The charges for the first six months of 2020 and 2019 were primarily related to mothball costs associated with the closed facility.

 

           

Costs Incurred

         
           

Six Months

   

Total

   

Remaining

 
   

Total

   

Ended

   

Recognized

   

Costs to be

 
   

Program

   

July 5, 2020

   

to date

   

Recognized

 

Severance and benefit related costs

  $ 1,350     $ 0     $ 1,350     $ 0  

Asset impairments

    188       0       188       0  

Equipment relocation costs

    1,826       0       1,826       0  

Other

    1,670       124       1,670       0  
    $ 5,034     $ 124     $ 5,034     $ 0  

 

 

The following assets have been segregated and included in assets held for sale in the consolidated balance sheets (in thousands):

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         

Property, plant and equipment

  $ 8,784     $ 13,346  

Accumulated depreciation

    (7,554 )     (11,113 )

Property, plant and equipment, net

  $ 1,230     $ 2,233  

 

 

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Other (Income), Net

 

The Company completed the sale of the Broadway Plant real estate for $1,700,000 and other idle assets for $268,000 and recognized net gains of $958,000 during the six months ended July 5, 2020, which is included in other income net on the Company’s consolidated income statements. Additionally, the Company recognized pension expense of $402,000 and foreign currency related expense of $83,000.

 

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recognized a gain of $1,500,000 as a result of a settlement agreement with one of its customers to resolve various outstanding disputes between the two parties. As a result of the agreement, the customer agreed to pay the Company $1,500,000 in compensation. This amount was subsequently received in July 2019. Additionally, the Company recognized a net gain of $477,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 related to the sale of idle assets, which was offset by pension expense of $495,000.

 

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Stock-Based Compensation

 

During the three and six months ended July 5, 2020, the Company granted options to purchase 930,000 shares of our common stock under a long-term incentive program. The options have a five-year term and cliff vest on the third anniversary of the grant date. The grants did not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements during the three and six months ended July 5, 2020.

 

 

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(Loss) Earnings Per Common Share

 

The Company computes earnings per share using the two-class method, which is an earnings allocation formula that determines earnings per share for common stock and participating securities. Restricted stock granted by the Company is considered a participating security since it contains a non-forfeitable right to dividends.

 

Our potentially dilutive securities include potential common shares related to our stock options and restricted stock. Diluted earnings per share considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities except in periods in which there is a loss because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have an anti-dilutive effect. Diluted earnings per share excludes the impact of common shares related to our stock options in periods in which the option exercise price is greater than the average market price of our common stock for the period. There were 2,735,750 potential common shares excluded from diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2019. For the three and six months ended July 5, 2020 and the six months ended June 30, 2019, diluted weighted average common shares do not include the impact of any outstanding stock options and unvested compensation-related shares because the effect of these items on diluted net loss would be anti-dilutive.

 

A reconciliation of the weighted average shares outstanding used in the calculation of basic and diluted (loss) income per common share is as follows (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 

Loss (income) attributable to stockholders:

                               

Net (loss) income as reported

  $ (348

)

  $ 1,503     $ (653

)

  $ (1,533

)

Less distributed and undistributed earnings allocable to restricted award holders

    0       (28

)

    0       0  

Less dividends declared attributable to restricted award holders

    0       0       0       0  

Net (loss) income allocable to common stockholders

  $ (348

)

  $ 1,475     $ (653

)

  $ (1,533

)

                                 

Loss (income) per common share attributable to stockholders:

                               

Basic

  $ (0.02

)

  $ 0.07     $ (0.03

)

  $ (0.07

)

Diluted

  $ (0.02

)

  $ 0.07     $ (0.03

)

  $ (0.07

)

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic

    21,016       20,875       21,005       20,772  

Weighted average additional shares assuming conversion of potential common shares

    0       0       0       0  

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

    21,016       20,875       21,005       20,772  

 

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Inventory

 

Inventory consists of the following (in thousands):

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         

Raw materials

  $ 12,562     $ 15,139  

Work in process

    6,340       5,889  

Finished goods

    1,491       1,675  

Reserve for excess and obsolete inventory

    (1,908 )     (1,919 )

Total

  $ 18,485     $ 20,784  

 

 

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Property, Plant and Equipment

 

Property, plant and equipment consists of the following (in thousands):

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         

Land and land improvements

  $ 43     $ 50  

Buildings and building improvements

    7,283       8,108  

Machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures

    52,297       55,520  

Construction in progress

    325       371  
      59,948       64,049  

Accumulated depreciation

    (50,065 )     (52,374 )
    $ 9,883     $ 11,675  

 

 

 

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Debt

 

Debt outstanding consists of the following (in thousands):

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         

Current:

               

Finance lease obligation, current portion

  $ 587     $ 684  

PPP Loan, current portion

    1,581       0  

Note payable – related party, current portion

    2,500       0  

Current portion of long term debt

  $ 4,668     $ 684  

Long Term:

               

Finance lease obligation

  $ 2,128     $ 2,351  

PPP Loan

    1,977       0  

Note payable – related party

    4,000       6,500  

Less unamortized debt issuance and modification costs

    (29 )     (37 )

Long term debt net of unamortized debt costs

  $ 8,076     $ 8,814  

 

Paycheck Protection Program

 

During the second quarter of 2020, the Company secured a $3,558,000 term loan with BMO. Proceeds from the PPP Loan have been used to retain workers and maintain payroll and make lease and utility payments. The PPP Loan is evidenced by a promissory note in favor of BMO, as lender, with a principal amount of $3,558,000 that bears interest at a fixed annual rate of 1.00%, with the first six months of principal and interest deferred and a maturity date of April 2022. The PPP Loan may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default.

 

The PPP Loan is unsecured and guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The Company may apply for forgiveness of the PPP Loan, with the amount which may be forgiven equal to the sum of payroll costs, covered rent and mortgage obligations, and covered utility payments incurred by the Company during the 24-week period beginning upon receipt of funds from the PPP Loan, subject to limitations and calculated in accordance with the terms of the CARES Act. Any forgiveness of the PPP Loan shall be subject to approval of the SBA and will require the Company and BMO to apply to the SBA for such treatment in the future. We intend to comply with the necessary requirements to seek forgiveness of all or a portion of the PPP Loan, but no assurance can be provided that we will obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part. As a result, the Company is taking the approach that a portion of the PPP Loan is short-term and a portion is long-term, and has reflected such borrowing on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet, as appropriate. The Company will record any amounts of the loan that are forgiven as a gain on extinguishment in the period in which legal release is received.

 

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Note Payable – Related Party

 

The Company has received the benefit of cash infusions from Gill Family Capital Management, Inc. (“GFCM”) in the form of secured promissory note obligations totaling $6,500,000 in principal as of July 5, 2020 and December 31, 2019. GFCM is an entity controlled by the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey T. Gill, and one of our directors, R. Scott Gill. GFCM, Jeffrey T. Gill and R. Scott Gill are significant beneficial stockholders of the Company. The promissory note bears interest at a rate of 8.0% per year through March 31, 2019 and, thereafter is reset on April 1st of each year, at the greater of 8.0% or 500 basis points above the five-year Treasury note average during the preceding 90-day period, in each case, payable quarterly. The maturity dates for the obligation are as follows: $2,500,000 of the obligation on April 1, 2021, $2,000,000 on April 1, 2023, and the balance on April 1, 2025. The note allows for up to an 18-month deferral of payment for up to 60% of the interest due on the portion of the notes maturing in April of 2021 and 2023. During the first quarter of 2020, the Company provided notice to GFCM of its intention to elect to defer the specified portion of the interest payments due beginning on April 6, 2020.

 

Obligations under the promissory note are guaranteed by all of the subsidiaries and are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all assets of the Company.

 

Finance Lease Obligations

 

On March 9, 2016, the Company completed the sale of its 24-acre Toluca property for 215,000,000 Mexican Pesos, or approximately $12,182,000 in U.S. dollars. Simultaneously, the Company entered into a ten-year lease of the nine acres and buildings occupied by the Company and needed for its ongoing business in Toluca. As a result of the Toluca sale-leaseback, the Company has a finance lease obligation of $2,296,000 for the property as of July 5, 2020.

 

In January 2018, the Company entered into a 36-month finance lease for $1,277,000 for new production equipment installed at its Sypris Electronics facility during 2017. The balance of the finance lease obligation as of July 5, 2020 was $213,000.

 

In February 2019, the Company entered into a 60-month finance lease for $269,000 for new machinery at its Sypris Technologies facility in the U.S. The balance of the finance lease obligation as of July 5, 2020 was $206,000.

 

 

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Segment Data

 

The Company is organized into two business segments, Sypris Technologies and Sypris Electronics. The segments are each managed separately because of the distinctions between the products, markets, customers, technologies and workforce skills of the segments. Sypris Technologies manufactures forged and finished steel components and subassemblies, high-pressure closures and other fabricated products. Sypris Electronics is focused on circuit card and full “box build” manufacturing, high reliability manufacturing, systems assembly and integration, design for manufacturability and design to specification work. There was no intersegment net revenue recognized in any of the periods presented.

 

The Company includes the unallocated costs of its corporate office, including the employment costs of its senior management team and other corporate personnel, administrative costs and net corporate interest expense incurred at the corporate level under the caption “General, corporate and other” in the table below. Such unallocated costs include those for centralized information technology, finance, legal and human resources support teams, certain professional fees, director fees, corporate office rent, certain self-insurance costs and recoveries, software license fees and various other administrative expenses that are not allocated to our reportable segments. The unallocated assets include cash and cash equivalents maintained in its domestic treasury accounts and the net book value of corporate facilities and related information systems. The unallocated liabilities consist primarily of the related party notes payable. Domestic income taxes are calculated at an entity level and are not allocated to our reportable segments. Corporate capital expenditures and depreciation and amortization include items attributable to the unallocated fixed assets of the corporate office and related information systems.

 

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The following table presents financial information for the reportable segments of the Company (in thousands):

 

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 

Net revenue from unaffiliated customers:

                               

Sypris Technologies

  $ 7,445     $ 16,878     $ 21,162     $ 33,019  

Sypris Electronics

    9,708       7,566       18,416       10,989  
    $ 17,153     $ 24,444     $ 39,578     $ 44,008  
                                 

Gross profit (loss):

                               

Sypris Technologies

  $ 229     $ 2,963     $ 2,722     $ 5,267  

Sypris Electronics

    1,774       1,026       2,872       (418

)

    $ 2,003     $ 3,989     $ 5,594     $ 4,849  
                                 

Operating income (loss):

                               

Sypris Technologies

  $ (818

)

  $ 1,544     $ 308     $ 2,596  

Sypris Electronics

    1,033       253       1,441       (2,057

)

General, corporate and other

    (1,075

)

    (1,515

)

    (2,332

)

    (2,949

)

    $ (860

)

  $ 282     $ (583

)

  $ (2,410

)

Income (loss) before taxes:

                               

Sypris Technologies

  $ (92

)

  $ 1,406     $ 667     $ 2,313  

Sypris Electronics

    1,025       264       1,424       (2,063

)

General, corporate and other

    (1,217

)

    (127

)

    (2,608

)

    (1,667

)

    $ (284

)

  $ 1,543     $ (517

)

  $ (1,417

)

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         
Total assets:                
Sypris Technologies   $ 24,094     $ 29,694  

Sypris Electronics

    23,213       24,985  
General, corporate and other     8,716       5,377  

 

  $ 56,023     $ 60,056  
                 
Total liabilities:                
Sypris Technologies   $ 18,339     $ 19,989  

Sypris Electronics

    13,864       17,416  
General, corporate and other     12,302       9,220  

 

  $ 44,505     $ 46,625  

 

 

 

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Commitments and Contingencies

 

The provision for estimated warranty costs is recorded at the time of sale and periodically adjusted to reflect actual experience. The Company’s warranty liability, which is included in accrued liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as of July 5, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $542,000 and $569,000, respectively. The Company’s warranty expense for the three and six months ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019 was not material.

 

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The Company bears insurance risk as a member of a group captive insurance entity for certain general liability, automobile and workers’ compensation insurance programs, a self-insured worker’s compensation program and a self-insured employee health program. The Company records estimated liabilities for its insurance programs based on information provided by the third-party plan administrators, historical claims experience, expected costs of claims incurred but not paid, and expected costs to settle unpaid claims. The Company monitors its estimated insurance-related liabilities on a quarterly basis. As facts change, it may become necessary to make adjustments that could be material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

 

The Company is involved in certain litigation and contract issues arising in the normal course of business. While the outcome of these matters cannot, at this time, be predicted in light of the uncertainties inherent therein, management does not expect that these matters will have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position or results of operations of the Company. Additionally, the Company believes its product liability insurance is adequate to cover all potential liability claims.

 

The Company accounts for loss contingencies in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Estimated loss contingencies are accrued only if the loss is probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. With respect to a particular loss contingency, it may be probable that a loss has occurred but the estimate of the loss is within a wide range or undeterminable. If the Company deems an amount within the range to be a better estimate than any other amount within the range, that amount will be accrued. However, if no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount, the minimum amount of the range is accrued.

 

The Company has various current and previously-owned facilities subject to a variety of environmental regulations. The Company has received certain indemnifications from either companies previously owning these facilities or from purchasers of those facilities. As of July 5, 2020 and December 31, 2019, no amounts were accrued for any environmental matters.

 

On December 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) filed a lawsuit alleging that the Company had misinterpreted the language of its Company’s 401(k) Plans (collectively, the “Plan”). The DOL does not appear to dispute that the Company reached such interpretation in good faith and after consulting with independent ERISA counsel. If the DOL’s allegations were upheld by a court, the Company could be required to make additional contributions into the accounts of its Plan participants. The Company regards the DOL’s allegations to be without merit and is continuing to vigorously defend the matter.

 

On February 17, 2017, several employees (“Lucas Plaintiffs”) of KapStone Charleston Kraft, LLC filed a lawsuit in South Carolina alleging that they had been seriously burned when they opened a hinged closure and a hot tar-like material spilled out. Among other claims, the Lucas Plaintiffs allege that Sypris Technologies, Inc. (“ST”) designed and manufactured the closure, that the closure was defective and that those defects had caused or contributed to their injuries. ST’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction was denied on February 28, 2020. The Company regards these allegations to be without merit and any damages to be undeterminable at this time. The Company’s general liability insurer has accepted the defense costs. The Company is continuing to vigorously defend the matter.

 

As of July 5, 2020, the Company had outstanding purchase commitments of approximately $8,021,000, primarily for the acquisition of inventory.

 

 

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Income Taxes

 

The provision for income taxes includes federal, state, local and foreign taxes. The Company’s effective tax rate varies from period to period due to the proportion of foreign and domestic pre-tax income expected to be generated by the Company. The Company provides for income taxes for its domestic operations at a statutory rate of 21% in 2020 and 2019 and for its foreign operations at a statutory rate of 30% in 2020 and 2019. Reconciling items between the federal statutory rate and the effective tax rate also include state income taxes, valuation allowances and certain other permanent differences.

 

The Company recognizes liabilities or assets for the deferred tax consequences of temporary differences between the tax bases of assets or liabilities and their reported amounts in the financial statements in accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes (ASC 740). These temporary differences will result in taxable or deductible amounts in future years when the reported amounts of assets or liabilities are recovered or settled. ASC 740 requires that a valuation allowance be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of a deferred tax asset will not be realized. The Company evaluates its deferred tax position on a quarterly basis and valuation allowances are provided as necessary. During this evaluation, the Company reviews its forecast of income in conjunction with other positive and negative evidence surrounding the realizability of its deferred tax assets to determine if a valuation allowance is needed. Based on its current forecast, the Company has established a valuation allowance against all U.S. deferred tax assets and a portion of its non-U.S. deferred tax assets. Until an appropriate level and characterization of profitability is attained, the Company expects to continue to maintain a valuation allowance on its net deferred tax assets related to future U.S. and a portion of its non-U.S. tax benefits.

 

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Employee Benefit Plans

 

Pension expense (benefit) consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 
                                 

Service cost

  $ 1     $ 1     $ 2     $ 2  

Interest cost on projected benefit obligation

    190       375       542       704  

Net amortizations, deferrals and other costs

    149       175       316       333  

Expected return on plan assets

    (185

)

    (217

)

    (456

)

    (542

)

Net periodic benefit cost

  $ 155     $ 334     $ 404     $ 497  

 

The net periodic benefit cost of the defined benefit pension plans incurred during the three and six-month periods ended July 5, 2020 and June 30, 2019 are reflected in the following captions in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations (in thousands):

 

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 

Service cost:

                               

Selling, general and administrative expenses

  $ 1     $ 1     $ 2     $ 2  

Other net periodic benefit costs:

                               

Other (income), net

    154       333       402       495  

Total

  $ 155     $ 334     $ 404     $ 497  

 

 

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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

 

The Company’s accumulated other comprehensive loss consists of employee benefit-related adjustments and foreign currency translation adjustments.

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

   

July 5,

   

December 31,

 
   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(Unaudited)

         
                 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

  $ (12,104 )   $ (10,623 )

Employee benefit related adjustments – U.S., net of tax

    (13,544 )     (13,544 )

Employee benefit related adjustments – Mexico, net of tax

    116       116  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

  $ (25,532 )   $ (24,051 )

 

 

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities are reflected in the consolidated financial statements at their carrying amount which approximates fair value because of the short-term maturity of those instruments. The carrying amount of debt outstanding at July 5, 2020 approximates fair value, and is based upon quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, or other inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instruments (Level 2).

 

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

 

Overview

 

We are a diversified provider of truck components, oil and gas pipeline components and aerospace and defense electronics. We offer a wide range of manufactured products, often under multi-year sole-source contracts.

 

We are organized into two business segments, Sypris Technologies and Sypris Electronics. Sypris Technologies, which is comprised of Sypris Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, generates revenue primarily from the sale of forged, machined, welded and heat-treated steel components primarily for the heavy commercial vehicle and high-pressure energy pipeline applications. Sypris Electronics, which is comprised of Sypris Electronics, LLC, generates revenue primarily through circuit card and full “box build” manufacturing, high reliability manufacturing, systems assembly and integration, design for manufacturability and design to specification work.

 

We focus on those markets where we believe we have the expertise, qualifications and leadership position to sustain a competitive advantage. We target our resources to support the needs of industry participants that embrace technological innovation and flexibility, coupled with multi-year contractual relationships, as a strategic component of their supply chain management. These contracts, many of which are sole-source by part number, have historically created opportunities to invest in leading-edge processes or technologies to help our customers remain competitive. The productivity and innovation that can result from such investments helps to differentiate us from our competition when it comes to cost, quality, reliability and customer service.

 

Impact of COVID-19 on Our Business

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted, and is likely to continue to result, in significant economic disruption and has and will likely continue to adversely affect our business. As of the date of this filing, significant uncertainty exists concerning the magnitude of the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has continued to operate at each location and sought to remain compliant with government regulations imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During periods of lower production, the Company is scheduling and performing certain preventative maintenance procedures on its equipment and is utilizing resources to continue making progress on certain of the strategic initiatives included in the Company’s 2020 annual operating plan. The Company began to experience lower revenue late in the first quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a more significant impact in the second quarter, especially within the Sypris Technologies group. While the Company expects the effects of the pandemic will negatively impact its results of operations, cash flows and financial position, management has implemented actions to mitigate the financial impact, to protect the health of its employees and to comply with government regulations at each location. Factors deriving from the COVID-19 response that have or may negatively impact sales and gross margin in the future include, but are not limited to: limitations on the ability of our suppliers to manufacture, or procure from manufacturers, the material components we utilize in the manufacture of the products we sell, or to meet delivery requirements and commitments; limitations on the ability of our employees to perform their work due to illness caused by the pandemic or local, state, or federal orders requiring employees to remain at home; limitations on the ability of our customers to conduct their business and purchase our products; and limitations on the ability of our customers to pay us on a timely basis.

 

We are experiencing disruptions in our business as we implement modifications to preserve adequate liquidity and ensure that our business can continue to operate during this uncertain time. With respect to liquidity, we are evaluating and taking actions to reduce costs and spending across our organization. This includes reducing hiring activities, reducing compensation for our Chairman, President and CEO, certain other senior leadership and corporate personnel and our Board of Directors, and limiting discretionary spending. In addition, under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), we have deferred certain payroll taxes and pension funding payments into future years. We have also reduced anticipated spending on capital investment projects and are managing working capital to preserve liquidity during this crisis. In addition to these activities, during the second quarter, the Company secured a $3.6 million term loan with BMO Harris Bank National Association (“BMO”), pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”) under the CARES Act. Proceeds from the PPP Loan have been used to retain workers and maintain payroll and make lease and utility payments.

 

While we are unable to determine or predict the nature, duration or scope of the overall impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our business, results of operations, liquidity or capital resources, we will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions that alter our business operations as may be required by federal, state or local authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders.

 

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Sypris Technologies Outlook

 

After two years of record high volumes, the commercial vehicle market softened materially during the fourth quarter of 2019, impacting production rates as customers responded to the demand reduction and balanced inventory levels. This anticipated cyclical decline, coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to result in a significant decline in North American Class 4-8 shipments in 2020, with Class 8 production dropping as much as 50%. Sypris Technologies has experienced a significant reduction in demand from customers serving the automotive, commercial vehicle, sport utility vehicle and off-highway markets and the significant drop in oil prices has created uncertainty for many of the energy infrastructure projects utilizing the components we produce and sell. Sypris Technologies’ revenue was negatively impacted at the end of the first quarter and a more significant impact was experienced during the second quarter contributing to a 55.9% decline from the second quarter of 2019. We further believe that revenue will likely continue to be negatively impacted in future periods until the COVID-19 pandemic diminishes. We believe that the market diversification Sypris Technologies has accomplished over recent years by adding new programs in the automotive, sport-utility and off-highway markets has benefited and will continue to benefit the Company as demand for our products in these markets did not decline as dramatically as demand declined in the Class 8 commercial vehicle market. In addition, we believe that demand may recover more quickly in the sport-utility and off-highway markets than the Class 8 commercial vehicle market.

 

Depressed oil and gas prices coupled with reduced travel, business closures, and other economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic are suppressing near-term oil and natural gas demand, which has adversely impacted the oil and gas markets served by our Tube Turns® brand of engineered product lines. This is causing major pipeline developers to significantly scale back near term capital investments in new pipeline infrastructure. This has resulted in reduced demand for our products. However, the downturn is having less of an impact on existing pipeline development projects, as many have been financed based upon long-term, bilateral contracts.

 

We will continue to pursue new business in a wide variety of markets from light automotive to new energy related product lines to achieve a more balanced portfolio across our customers, markets and products.

 

Sypris Electronics Outlook

 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) guidance issued in March 2020 designating the Defense Industrial Base as a critical infrastructure workforce, our Sypris Electronics production facility has continued to operate in support of essential products and services required to meet national security commitments to the U.S. Government and the U.S. military.

 

The U.S. Government has taken actions in response to COVID-19 to increase progress payments in new and existing contracts and accelerate contract awards through increased use of Undefinitized Contracting Actions (UCAs) to provide cash flow and liquidity for companies in the Defense Industrial Base, including large prime contractors and smaller suppliers. Certain of the large prime contractors are implementing multiple actions to help support certain suppliers affected by COVID-19, including accelerating payments to businesses, such as Sypris Electronics. 

 

In the past few years, we have faced challenges within Sypris Electronics, including certain electronic component shortages and extensive lead-time manufacturing issues. This had a negative impact on our production schedules and margin performance in 2019. However, these negative impacts did not persist in the first half of 2020, as many of the component shortages and issues were resolved. The majority of our aerospace and defense programs require specific components that are sole-sourced to specific suppliers; therefore, the resolution of supplier constraints requires coordination with our customers or the end-users of the products. We have partnered with our customers to qualify alternative components or suppliers and will continue to exercise our supply chain to mitigate the impact on our business. While the COVID-19 outbreak did not have a material impact on our supply chain in the first half of 2020, overall component shortages may become a challenge throughout the balance of 2020. As a result, there can be no assurance that we will continue to be successful in addressing these shortages and issues.

 

Despite the electronic component shortage challenges, in 2019, we announced new program awards for Sypris Electronics, with certain programs continuing into 2020. In addition to program awards related to weapons systems, electronic warfare and infrared countermeasures in our traditional aerospace and defense markets, we have also been awarded programs related to the communication and navigation markets which align with our advanced capabilities for delivering products for complex, high cost of failure platforms.

 

On February 10, 2020, the U.S. presidential administration submitted the fiscal year (“FY”) 2021 President’s Budget, requesting $1.34 trillion in total discretionary funding (a U.S. Government fiscal year starts on October 1 and ends on September 30). The FY 2021 budget requests $672 billion for base discretionary national defense spending, the maximum permitted under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (BBA-19). The total national defense request is $741 billion. The FY 2021 budget requests $705 billion for the DoD. The FY 2021 budget is expected to support program growth and market expansion opportunities for periods beginning late in 2020 and into 2021 for aerospace and defense participants. We expect to compete for follow-on business opportunities on future builds of several existing programs. However, the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on government budgets and other funding priorities that impact demand for our products and services and our business are difficult to predict. 

 

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Results of Operations

 

The tables below compare our segment and consolidated results for the three and six month periods of operations of 2020 to the three and six month periods of operations of 2019. The tables present the results for each period, the change in those results from 2019 to 2020 in both dollars and percentage change and the results for each period as a percentage of net revenue.

 

 

The first two columns in each table show the absolute results for each period presented.

 

 

The columns entitled “Year Over Year Change” and “Year Over Year Percentage Change” show the change in results, both in dollars and percentages. These two columns show favorable changes as positive and unfavorable changes as negative. For example, when our net revenue increases from one period to the next, that change is shown as a positive number in both columns. Conversely, when expenses increase from one period to the next, that change is shown as a negative number in both columns.

 

 

The last two columns in each table show the results for each period as a percentage of net revenue. In these two columns, the cost of sales and gross profit for each are given as a percentage of that segment’s net revenue. These amounts are shown in italics.

 

In addition, as used in the table, “NM” means “not meaningful.”

 

Three Months Ended July 5, 2020 Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

                           

Year Over

                 
                   

Year Over

   

Year

   

Results as Percentage of

 
                   

Year

   

Percentage

   

Net Revenue for the Three

 
   

Three Months Ended,

   

Change

   

Change

   

Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

Favorable

   

Favorable

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

(Unfavorable)

   

(Unfavorable)

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(in thousands, except percentage data)

 

Net revenue:

                                             

Sypris Technologies

  $ 7,445     $ 16,878     $ (9,433 )   (55.9)%       43.4 %     69.0 %

Sypris Electronics

    9,708       7,566       2,142     28.3       56.6       31.0  

Total

    17,153       24,444       (7,291 )   (29.8)       100.0       100.0  
                                               

Cost of sales:

                                             

Sypris Technologies

    7,216       13,915       6,699     48.1       96.9       82.4  

Sypris Electronics

    7,934       6,540       (1,394 )   (21.3)       81.7       86.4  

Total

    15,150       20,455       5,305     25.9       88.3       83.7  
                                               

Gross profit:

                                             

Sypris Technologies

    229       2,963       (2,734 )   (92.3)       3.1       17.6  

Sypris Electronics

    1,774       1,026       748     72.9       18.3       13.6  

Total

    2,003       3,989       (1,986 )   (49.8)       11.7       16.3  
                                               

Selling, general and administrative

    2,830       3,604       774     21.5       16.5       14.7  

Severance, relocation and other costs

    33       103       70     68.0       0.2       0.4  

Operating (loss) income

    (860 )     282       (1,142 )   NM       (5.0 )     1.2  
                                               

Interest expense, net

    193       232       39     16.8       1.1       0.9  

Other (income), net

    (769 )     (1,493 )     (724 )   (48.5)       (4.5 )     (6.1 )
                                               

(Loss) income before taxes

    (284 )     1,543       (1,827 )   NM       (1.6 )     6.3  

Income tax expense, net

    64       40       (24 )   (60.0)       0.4       0.2  
                                               

Net (loss) income

  $ (348 )   $ 1,503     $ (1,851 )   NM       (2.0 )%     6.1 %

 

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Six Months Ended July 5, 2020 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2019.                

 

                           

Year Over

                 
                   

Year Over

   

Year

   

Results as Percentage of

 
                   

Year

   

Percentage

   

Net Revenue for the Six

 
   

Six Months Ended,

   

Change

   

Change

   

Months Ended

 
   

July 5,

   

June 30,

   

Favorable

   

Favorable

   

July 5,

   

June 30,

 
   

2020

   

2019

   

(Unfavorable)

   

(Unfavorable)

   

2020

   

2019

 
   

(in thousands, except percentage data)

 

Net revenue:

                                             

Sypris Technologies

  $ 21,162     $ 33,019     $ (11,857 )   (35.9)%       53.5 %     75.0 %

Sypris Electronics

    18,416       10,989       7,427     67.6       46.5       25.0  

Total

    39,578       44,008       (4,430 )   (10.1)       100.0       100.0  
                                               

Cost of sales:

                                             

Sypris Technologies

    18,440       27,752       9,312     33.6       87.1       84.0  

Sypris Electronics

    15,544       11,407       (4,137 )   (36.3)       84.4       103.8  

Total

    33,984       39,159       5,175     13.2       85.9       89.0  
                                               

Gross profit (loss):

                                             

Sypris Technologies

    2,722       5,267       (2,545 )   (48.3)       12.9       16.0  

Sypris Electronics

    2,872       (418 )     3,290     NM       15.6       (3.8 )