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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
For quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
For the transition period from to
Commission file Number: 0-10546
LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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 x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files). Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x
The number of shares outstanding of the registrants common stock, $1 par value, as of April 13, 2012 was 8,574,291.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. The terms may, should, could, anticipate, believe, continues, estimate, expect, intend, objective, plan, potential, project and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. These statements are based on managements current expectations, intentions or beliefs and are subject to a number of factors, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences or that might otherwise impact the business include:
all other factors discussed in the Companys Risk Factors set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Lawson Products, Inc.
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
Lawson Products, Inc.
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See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
Lawson Products, Inc.
(Dollars in thousands)
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Note 1 Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Lawson Products, Inc. (the Company) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information, the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not contain all disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles. Reference should be made to the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. In the opinion of the Company, all normal recurring adjustments have been made, that are necessary to present fairly the results of operations for the interim periods. Operating results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to current period presentation. Such reclassifications have no effect on net income as previously reported. The Company has adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2011-05 and 2011-12 regarding the presentation of comprehensive income in the financial statements. In the first three months of 2012, the effect of restricted share awards and future stock option exercises equivalent to 39 thousand shares would have been anti-dilutive and therefore, were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share.
There have been no material changes in our significant accounting policies during the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the significant accounting policies described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. The Company has determined that there were no subsequent events to recognize or disclose in these financial statements.
Note 2 Inventories
Components of inventories were as follows:
Note 3 Severance Reserve
The table below shows the changes in the Companys reserve for severance and related payments, included in accrued expenses and other liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and 2011:
Note 4 Income Tax
The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to U.S. Federal income tax as well as income tax of multiple state and foreign jurisdictions. As of March 31, 2012, the Company is subject to U.S. Federal income tax examinations for the years 2009 and 2010, and income tax examinations from various other jurisdictions for the years 2006 through 2010.
Earnings from the Companys foreign subsidiaries are considered to be indefinitely reinvested. A distribution of these non-U.S. earnings in the form of dividends or otherwise would subject the Company to both U.S. Federal and state income taxes, as adjusted for tax credits and foreign withholding taxes.
Note 5 Segment Reporting
The Company has two reportable operating segments: MRO and OEM. The Companys MRO segment is a distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and governmental maintenance, repair and operations marketplace. The Companys OEM segment manufactures, sells and distributes production and specialized component parts to the original equipment marketplace. The Companys two reportable segments are distinguished by the nature of products distributed and sold, types of customers and manner of servicing them. The Company evaluates performance and allocates resources to reportable segments primarily based on operating income.
The following table presents summary financial information for the Companys reportable segments:
Note 6 Contingent Liability
One of the Companys subsidiaries, Drummond American LLC (Drummond), is under an employment tax examination for the years 2007 and 2008 of the long-standing treatment of its sales representatives as independent contractors. In January 2012 the Company received a Notice of Proposed Adjustment in the amount of $9.5 million, including penalties, from the IRS challenging Drummonds position that the sales representatives were independent contractors. Although the Company intends to vigorously defend its position for the treatment of its sales representatives as independent contractors, the Company established a liability of $1.2 million during 2011 as its best estimate of the cost to resolve this matter. An unfavorable outcome of this matter could have a material adverse effect on the Companys business, financial condition and results of operations.
Note 7 Non-Cash Items
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company recorded a $4.0 million increase in construction in progress, which is part of Property, plant and equipment, along with a corresponding increase in liabilities, related to the build-to-suit lease of the McCook, Illinois distribution center. These non-cash increases have been excluded from the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.
Quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared to Quarter ended March 31, 2011
The following table presents a summary of our financial performance for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
Net sales for the first quarter of 2012 decreased 8.0% to $76.0 million, from $82.6 million in the first quarter of 2011. Excluding the Canadian exchange rate impact, net sales decreased 7.8% for the quarter.
MRO net sales decreased 10.0% in the first quarter of 2012, to $71.4 million from $79.3 million in the prior year period. MRO average daily sales decreased to $1.115 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $1.258 million in the first quarter of 2011. The decrease was mainly driven by a sales decline of $4.4 million within the government segment primarily within bases that support troop deployment, lower freight revenues and an increase in small customer account attrition. The declines were partially offset by one additional selling day and a modest increase within the strategic segment. MRO average daily sales decreased 3.1% from the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily due to lower government sales and an increase in small customer attrition.
OEM net sales increased 38.3% in the first quarter of 2012, to $4.6 million from $3.3 million in the prior year period, driven by stronger demand from existing customers.
Gross profit decreased $8.6 million in the first quarter of 2012, to $41.3 million from $49.9 million in the prior year period. MRO gross profit as a percent of net MRO sales decreased to 56.5% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 62.2% achieved in the first quarter of 2011, primarily due to lower outbound freight recoveries, an increase in our inventory reserves, additional labor to support our customers, a negative margin impact from the increased attrition of higher margin small customers and a shift toward higher volume national customers with lower margins. National accounts represented approximately 11.4% of MRO sales for the quarter versus approximately 9.8% in the prior year quarter.
OEM gross profit increased $0.4 million and increased as a percent of OEM sales to 22.6% in the first quarter of 2012 from 19.8% in the first quarter of 2011. The improvement as a percent of sales was primarily driven by leverage gained from a higher sales volume.
Selling expenses consist of commissions paid to our independent sales representatives, employee sales expenses and related expenses to support our sales efforts. Selling expenses decreased to $20.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 from $22.2 million in the prior year quarter, primarily due to lower sales. Selling expenses decreased as a percent of sales to 26.5% in 2012 from 26.8% in 2011.
General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses consist of expenses to operate our distribution network and overhead expenses to manage the business. General and administrative expenses were $24.0 million for the first quarters of both 2012 and 2011. The $1.9 million of ERP implementation expenses incurred in 2011 was offset in 2012 by increased expenses to work through post ERP go-live issues and an increase in depreciation expense.
Other Expense, net
Other expense, net consists primarily of interest expense. Interest expense of $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 primarily relates to interest charged on the outstanding borrowings of our revolving line of credit. Interest expense of $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2011 primarily relates to interest assessed on unclaimed property settlements.
Income Tax (Benefit) Expense
An income tax benefit of $1.1 million was generated in the three months ended March 31, 2012 on a pre-tax loss of $2.9 million, resulting in an effective tax rate of 38.9%. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, income tax expense was $1.2 million on pre-tax income of $3.2 million, resulting in an effective tax rate of 36.9%. The increase in the effective tax rate was primarily due to the effect of permanent tax differences on forecasted annual 2012 results compared to 2011.
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
We reported a loss from continuing operations of $1.8 million or $0.21 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012 compared to income from continuing operations of $2.1 million or $0.24 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2011.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Cash and cash equivalents were $1.2 million on March 31, 2012 compared to $2.1 million on December 31, 2011.
Net cash used in continuing operations was $8.9 million for the first three months of 2012 primarily to support increases in working capital. Accounts receivable decreased $3.3 million compared to December 31, 2011 due to lower sales levels and the collection of past due amounts as a result of our ERP implementation. Inventories increased $3.2 million primarily to support anticipated demand for specific sales initiatives and to expand lines for our strategic customers. Accounts payable and accrued expenses decreased $6.2 million during the quarter due to the timing of vendor payments and payments made for employee compensation earned in 2011. Similarly, the $6.9 million of net cash used in continuing operations in the first three months of 2011 primarily supported increases in working capital.
Capital expenditures were $4.4 million for the first three months of 2012 compared to $4.3 million for the first three months of 2011. Expenditures in the first three months were primarily for our web-site redevelopment, the build out of our new leased headquarters, and warehouse equipment to support the opening of the leased McCook, Illinois distribution center. Capital expenditures in the first three months of 2011 included $3.2 million related to the ERP implementation.
Net cash provided by financing activities in the first quarter 2012 included borrowings of $13.4 million primarily to support working capital and capital expenditure investments. We paid $1.0 million in shareholder dividends in both the first three months of 2012 and 2011.
Our $55.0 million revolving line of credit includes an unused $20.0 million accordion feature. On March 31, 2012, we had $13.4 million of borrowings and $1.8 million of outstanding letters of credit, leaving borrowing availability of $39.8 million compared to $53.2 million on December 31, 2011.
At March 31, 2012 we were in compliance with all covenants related to our revolving line of credit as detailed below:
The minimum required EBITDA level increases to $2.0 million and $3.0 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012, respectively. Failure by the Company to meet the covenant requirements of our credit agreement could lead to higher financing costs, increased restrictions or reduce or eliminate our ability to borrow funds. We are developing plans and exploring options to ensure that our financing arrangements and cash provided by operations are sufficient to fund our operating requirements, strategic initiatives and capital improvements throughout 2012.
There have been no material changes in market risk at March 31, 2012 from that reported in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
Under the supervision and with the participation of our senior management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), as of the end of the period covered by this report (the Evaluation Date). Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded as of the Evaluation Date that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective such that (i) the information relating to Lawson, including our consolidated subsidiaries, required to be disclosed in our SEC reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and (ii) include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
There was no change in the Companys internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2012 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Companys internal control over financial reporting.
ITEMS 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Part II are inapplicable and have been omitted from this report.
* Furnished but not filed.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.