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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012

 

Commission file number: 001-13337

 

STONERIDGE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

  Ohio   34-1598949  
  (State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer  
  incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)  

 

  9400 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio   44484  
  (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)  

 

(330) 856-2443
Registrant’s 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.                              x Yes ¨ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, 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).

x Yes ¨ No         

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer x Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting company ¨
    (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). ¨ Yes x No

 

The number of Common Shares, without par value, outstanding as of July 27, 2012 was 28,053,761.

 

 
 

 

STONERIDGE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

INDEX    
    Page
PART I–FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements  
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2012 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2011 2
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited) for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 4
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 5
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 6
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 23
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 35
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 35
     
PART II–OTHER INFORMATION
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 36
Item 1A. Risk Factors 36
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 36
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 36
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure 36
Item 5. Other Information 36
Item 6. Exhibits 36
     
Signatures   37
Index to Exhibits 38
EX – 31.1  
EX – 31.2  
EX – 32.1  
EX – 32.2  

 

1
 

 

PART I–FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(in thousands)  June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
           
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $39,164   $78,731 
Accounts receivable, less reserves of $2,397 and $1,485, respectively   160,329    162,354 
Inventories, net   116,494    120,645 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   33,725    28,393 
Total current assets   349,712    390,123 
           
Long-term assets:          
Property, plant and equipment, net   121,279    124,802 
Other assets:          
Intangible assets, net   92,367    102,731 
Goodwill   64,706    68,808 
Investments and other long-term assets, net   12,456    11,193 
Total long-term assets   290,808    307,534 
Total assets  $640,520   $697,657 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities:          
Current portion of debt  $37,076   $44,246 
Revolving credit facilities   26,065    39,181 
Accounts payable   84,931    83,859 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   54,032    91,417 
Total current liabilities   202,104    258,703 
           
Long-term liabilities:          
Long-term debt   181,807    183,711 
Deferred income taxes   66,912    69,110 
Other long-term liabilities   5,312    5,494 
Total long-term liabilities   254,031    258,315 
           
Shareholders' equity:          
Preferred Shares, without par value, authorized 5,000 shares, none issued   -    - 
Common Shares, without par value, authorized 60,000 shares, issued 28,433 and 27,097 shares and outstanding 28,054 and 26,222 shares, respectively, with no stated value   -    - 
Additional paid-in capital   182,373    170,775 
Common Shares held in treasury, 379 and 875 shares, respectively, at cost   (1,866)   (1,870)
Accumulated deficit   (25,942)   (28,263)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (14,475)   (9,615)
Total Stoneridge Inc. and subsidiaries shareholders' equity   140,090    131,027 
Noncontrolling interest   44,295    49,612 
Total shareholders' equity   184,385    180,639 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $640,520   $697,657 

 

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

 

2
 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
(in thousands, except per share data)  2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Net sales  $234,265   $190,417   $496,532   $383,461 
                     
Costs and expenses:                    
Cost of goods sold   180,606    152,699    377,735    306,453 
Selling, general and administrative   52,042    30,305    105,331    62,895 
                     
Operating income   1,617    7,413    13,466    14,113 
                     
Interest expense, net   5,162    4,289    10,517    8,555 
Equity in earnings of investees   (97)   (1,808)   (236)   (3,724)
Other expense, net   2,734    534    2,403    1,533 
                     
Income (loss) before income taxes   (6,182)   4,398    782    7,749 
                     
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (884)   1,158    334    1,835 
                     
Net income (loss)   (5,298)   3,240    448    5,914 
                     
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (1,740)   (124)   (1,873)   (339)
                     
Net income (loss) attributable to Stoneridge, Inc.                    
and subsidiaries  $(3,558)  $3,364   $2,321   $6,253 
                     
Basic net income (loss) attributable to Stoneridge,                    
Inc. and subsidiaries per share  $(0.13)  $0.14   $0.09   $0.26 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   26,424    24,162    26,322    24,090 
                     
Diluted net income (loss) attributable to Stoneridge,                    
Inc. and subsidiaries per share  $(0.13)  $0.14   $0.09   $0.25 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   26,424    24,606    26,999    24,545 

 

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

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
(in thousands)  2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Net income (loss)  $(5,298)  $3,240   $448   $5,914 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:                    
Foreign currency translation adjustments   (17,456)   2,159    (10,345)   4,466 
Unrealized loss on marketable securities   -    (29)   -    (35)
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives   (1,771)   584    5,485    704 
Other comprehensive income (loss)   (19,227)   2,714    (4,860)   5,135 
Consolidated comprehensive income (loss)   (24,525)   5,954    (4,412)   11,049 
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (1,740)   (124)   (1,873)   (339)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to                    
Stoneridge, Inc. and subsidiaries  $(22,785)  $6,078   $(2,539)  $11,388 

 

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

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

Six months ended June 30 (in thousands)  2012   2011 
         
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net income  $448   $5,914 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:          
Depreciation   14,337    9,924 
Amortization, including accretion of debt discount   3,703    549 
Deferred income taxes   (309)   323 
Earnings of equity method investees   (236)   (3,724)
Loss on sale of fixed assets   (57)   11 
Share-based compensation expense   2,461    2,247 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities -          
Accounts receivable, net   (827)   (21,410)
Inventories, net   422    (17,559)
Prepaid expenses and other   (4,382)   (2,459)
Accounts payable   2,216    8,919 
Accrued expenses and other   (2,460)   (5,848)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities   15,316    (23,113)
           
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Capital expenditures   (14,370)   (14,117)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets   301    3 
Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest   -    271 
Payment for additional interest in PST   (19,779)   - 
Net cash used for investing activities   (33,848)   (13,843)
           
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Revolving credit facility borrowings   11,310    893 
Revolving credit facility payments   (24,426)   (457)
Proceeds from issuance of other debt   18,871    - 
Repayments of other debt   (26,124)   (130)
Other financing costs   (111)   (96)
Repurchase of Common Shares to satisfy employee tax withholding   (1,119)   (744)
Net cash used for financing activities   (21,599)   (534)
           
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   564    1,964 
           
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (39,567)   (35,526)
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   78,731    71,974 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $39,164   $36,448 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:          
Change in fair value of interest rate swap  $754   $1,208 
Issuance of Common Shares for acquisition of additional PST interest  $10,197   $- 

 

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

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

(1)   Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by Stoneridge, Inc. (the “Company”) without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or “SEC”). The information furnished in the condensed consolidated financial statements includes normal recurring adjustments and reflects all adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of such financial statements. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the Commission’s rules and regulations. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

 

Although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading, it is suggested that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

The Company has reclassified the presentation of certain prior period information to conform to the current presentation.

 

(2)   Inventories

 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. The Company adjusts its excess and obsolescence reserve at least on a quarterly basis. Excess inventories are quantities of items that exceed anticipated sales or usage for a reasonable period. The Company has guidelines for calculating provisions for excess inventories based on the number of months of inventories on hand compared to anticipated sales or usage. Management uses its judgment to forecast sales or usage and to determine what constitutes a reasonable period. Inventory cost includes material, labor and overhead. Inventories consisted of the following:

 

   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
         
Raw materials  $68,102   $72,308 
Work-in-progress   14,641    14,723 
Finished goods   33,751    33,615 
Total inventories, net  $116,494   $120,645 

 

(3)   Acquisition

 

PST Eletrônica Ltda.

 

As of December 31, 2011, the Company acquired a controlling interest in PST Eletrônica Ltda. (“PST”), increasing its interest from 50% to 74%. The PST joint venture was accounted for under the equity method of accounting prior to the acquisition of the additional interest. On the date of acquisition, PST became a consolidated subsidiary of the Company. PST’s results of operations are consolidated and included in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three and six month ended June 30, 2012. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, PST’s results of operations are included in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations as equity earnings of investees. PST’s financial position is included in the condensed consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011. Effective December 31, 2011, PST represents a new reportable segment of the Company.

 

PST specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services and in-vehicle audio and video devices. PST sells its products through the aftermarket distribution channel, to factory authorized dealer installers, also referred to as original equipment services, direct to OEMs and through mass merchandisers. PST’s sales are primarily to customers in South America.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

As a result of obtaining a controlling interest in PST, the Company’s previously held equity interest in PST of 50% was remeasured to an acquisition date fair value of $104,118. The Company recognized a one-time non-cash pre-tax gain on previously held equity interest of $65,372 as a result of the remeasurment in the fourth quarter of 2011.

 

The acquisition date fair value of the remaining 26% noncontrolling interest in PST was measured at $48,727 at December 31, 2011. The noncontrolling interest was recorded as a component of total shareholder’s equity on the condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2011. Noncontrolling interest in PST decreased to $43,749 at June 30, 2012 due to changes in foreign currency translation of approximately $3,446 and operating losses of $1,533 for the first six months of 2012.

 

The acquisition date fair value of the total consideration transferred consisted of the following:

 

Cash  $29,669 
Common Shares (1,940,413 shares)   15,310 
Fair value of consideration transferred   44,979 
Fair value of the Company's previously held equity interest   104,118 
Fair value of noncontrolling interest   48,727 
Total fair value of PST  $197,824 

 

Of the $44,979 consideration transferred for the additional 24% interest, $29,976 ($19,779 of cash and $10,197 of Company Common Shares) was transferred on January 5, 2012, in accordance with the terms of the purchase agreement. This amount was recorded as a liability owed to the sellers of the business and was included as a component of accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011.

 

The fair value of the Common Shares transferred was based on the closing market price of the Company’s Common Shares on the acquisition date, less a discount for a lack of short-term marketability as the Common Shares transferred were issued through a private placement.

 

The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date. These values represent a revision to the initial allocation of the purchase price subject to finalization of post-closing procedures. The purchase price allocation is preliminary pending management’s completion of the valuation of acquired intangible assets, inventory, property, plant and equipment, deferred income taxes and an assessment of contingencies.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

As of December 31, 2011 (controlling interest acquired date)

 

 

   Initially
Reported
   Interim
Revisions
 
         
Cash  $2,137   $2,137 
Accounts receivable   48,993    48,993 
Inventory   56,204    56,204 
Prepaids and other current assets   9,547    9,257 
Property, plant and equipment   42,389    42,482 
Identifiable intangible assets   102,090    102,090 
Other long-term assets   1,479    1,479 
Total identifiable assets acquired   262,839    262,642 
           
Accounts payable   9,825    9,825 
Other current liabilities   25,801    25,917 
Debt   54,068    54,068 
Deferred tax liabilities   39,392    39,603 
Total liabilities assumed   129,086    129,413 
Net identifiable assets acquired   133,753    133,229 
Goodwill   64,071    64,595 
Net assets acquired  $197,824   $197,824 

 

 

During the first half of 2012 goodwill was increased by $524, the net result of measurement period purchase accounting adjustments to the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed resulting primarily from an increase in deferred tax liabilities from a refined estimate of differences in the U.S. GAAP and tax basis of assets and liabilities. The Company did not retrospectively adjust the provisional assets and liabilities previously recorded in the Company’s Form 10-K as of December 31, 2011 for measurement period adjustments as they have been deemed immaterial.

 

Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the fair value of consideration transferred over the fair market value of the identifiable assets and liabilities and represents the future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired that could not be separately recognized. The goodwill is reported in the Company’s PST segment and is not deductible for income tax purposes.

 

Of the $102,090 of acquired identifiable intangible assets, $51,818 was provisionally assigned to customer lists with a 15 year useful life; $31,400 was provisionally assigned to trademarks with a 20 year useful life; and $18,872 was provisionally assigned to technology with a 17 year weighted average useful life. The fair value of the identifiable intangible assets was determined using an income approach.

 

The following unaudited pro forma information reflects the Company’s consolidated results of operations as if the acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2011. The unaudited pro forma information is not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that the Company would have reported had the transaction actually occurred at the beginning of these periods, nor is it necessarily indicative of future results.

 

   Three months ended
June 30, 2011
   Six months ended
June 30, 2011
 
         
Net sales  $253,113   $499,395 
Net income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. and subsidiaries  $3,029   $5,516 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

The unaudited pro forma financial information presented in the previous table has been adjusted to give effect to adjustments that are directly related to the business combination and factually supportable. These adjustments include, but are not limited to depreciation and amortization related to fair value adjustments to property, plant, and equipment, intangible assets and inventory.

 

(4)   Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

 

Financial Instruments

 

A financial instrument is cash or a contract that imposes an obligation to deliver, or conveys a right to receive cash or another financial instrument. The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable are considered to be representative of fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments. The estimated fair value of the Company’s senior secured notes with a face value of $175,000 (fixed rate debt) at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, per quoted market sources, was $186,048 and $179,156, respectively.

 

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

 

On June 30, 2012, the Company had open foreign currency forward contracts, fixed price commodity contracts and an interest rate swap. These contracts are used solely for hedging and not for speculative purposes. Management believes that its use of these instruments to reduce risk is in the Company’s best interest. The counterparties to these financial instruments are financial institutions with investment grade credit ratings.

 

Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Risk

 

The Company conducts business internationally and therefore is exposed to foreign currency exchange rate risk. The Company uses derivative financial instruments as cash flow and fair value hedges to mitigate its exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates by reducing the effect of such fluctuations on foreign currency denominated intercompany transactions and other foreign currency exposures. The currencies currently hedged by the Company include the euro, Swedish krona and Mexican peso.

 

In certain instances, the foreign currency forward contracts do not qualify for hedge accounting and are marked to market, with gains and losses recognized in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations as a component of other expense, net.

 

The Company’s foreign currency forward contracts offset the majority of the gains and losses on the underlying foreign currency denominated transactions as follows:

 

Euro-denominated and Swedish krona-denominated Foreign Currency Forward Contracts

 

As of June 30, 2012, the Company held foreign currency forward contracts with an underlying notional amount of $25,244 to reduce the exposure related to the Company’s euro-denominated and Swedish krona-denominated intercompany loans. These contracts expire on or before September 28, 2012. Due to their short term nature, the euro-denominated and Swedish krona-denominated foreign currency forward contracts have not been designated as hedging instruments. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company recognized a gain of $1,435 and $558, respectively, related to the euro and Swedish krona-denominated contracts. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company recognized a loss of $746 and $2,654, respectively, related to these contracts.

 

Mexican peso-denominated Foreign Currency Forward Contracts – Cash Flow Hedge

 

The Company holds Mexican peso-denominated foreign currency contracts with notional amounts at June 30, 2012 totaling $64,000 which expire ratably on a monthly basis as follows:

 

$27,500 notional Period from July 2012 through December 2012
$36,500 notional Period from January 2013 through December 2013

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

These contracts were executed to hedge forecasted transactions and are accounted for as cash flow hedges. As such, the effective portion of the unrealized gain or loss is deferred and reported in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. The Company’s expectation is that the cash flow hedges will be highly effective in the future. The effectiveness of the transactions has been and will be measured on an ongoing basis using regression analysis.

 

Commodity Price Risk - Cash Flow Hedge

 

To mitigate the risk of future price volatility and, consequently, fluctuations in gross margins, the Company entered into fixed price commodity contracts with financial institutions to fix the cost of a portion of the Company’s copper purchases as copper is a significant raw material.

 

The Company has fixed price commodity contracts at June 30, 2012 with an aggregate notional amount of $3,250, which expire ratably on a monthly basis over the period from July through December 2012, compared to an aggregate notional amount of $6,500 at December 31, 2011.

 

All of these contracts represent a portion of the Company’s copper purchases. These contracts were executed to hedge a portion of forecasted transactions and the contracts are accounted for as cash flow hedges. The unrealized gain or loss for the effective portion of the hedges is deferred and reported in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. Using regression analysis, the Company has concluded that these cash flow hedges are highly effective. The effectiveness of the transactions has been and will be measured on an ongoing basis using regression analysis.

 

Interest Rate Risk - Fair Value Hedge

 

The Company has a fixed-to-floating interest rate swap agreement (the “Swap”) with a notional amount of $45,000 to hedge its exposure to fair value fluctuations on a portion of its senior secured notes. The Swap was designated as a fair value hedge of the fixed interest rate obligation under the Company’s $175,000 9.5% senior secured notes due October 15, 2017. The critical terms of the Swap are aligned with the terms of the senior secured notes, including maturity of October 15, 2017, resulting in no hedge ineffectiveness. The unrealized gain or loss for the effective portion of the hedge is deferred and reported in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as an asset or liability as applicable, with the offset to the carrying value of the senior secured notes.

 

Under the Swap, the Company pays a variable interest rate equal to the six-month London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus 7.2% and it receives a fixed interest rate of 9.5%. The Swap requires semi-annual settlements on April 15 and October 15. The difference between amounts to be received and paid under the Swap is recognized as a component of interest expense, net on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

The Swap reduced interest expense by $168 and $175 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and by $393 and $380 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

The notional amounts and fair values of derivative instruments in the condensed consolidated balance sheets are as follows:

 

       Prepaid expenses and other     
       current assets / other   Accrued expenses and other 
   Notional amounts (A)   long-term assets   current liabilities 
   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:          `             
                               
Cash Flow Hedge:                              
Forward currency contracts  $64,000   $55,000   $-   $-   $607   $4,158 
Fixed price commodity contracts   3,250    6,500    -    -    1,630    3,564 
                               
Fair Value Hedge:                              
Interest rate swap contract   45,000    45,000    1,832    1,078    -    - 
    112,250    106,500    1,832    1,078    2,237    7,722 
                               
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:                              
Forward currency contracts   25,244    25,894    -    2    36    - 
Total derivatives  $137,494   $132,394   $1,832   $1,080   $2,273   $7,722 

 

(A)Notional amounts represent the gross contract / notional amount of the derivatives outstanding.

 

Amounts recorded for the cash flow hedges in other comprehensive income (loss) in shareholders’ equity and in net income (loss) for the three months ended June 30 are as follows:

 

               Amount of loss 
   Amount of loss   Amount of gain   Amount of loss   reclassified from 
   recorded in   recorded in   reclassified from   other 
   other   other   other   comprehensive 
   comprehensive   comprehensive   comprehensive   income into net 
   loss   income   loss into net loss   income 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges:                    
Forward currency contracts  $1,497   $-   $476   $- 
Fixed price commodity contracts   1,491    560    741    24 
Total derivatives designated as cash flow hedges  $2,988   $560   $1,217   $24 

  

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

Amounts recorded for the cash flow hedges in other comprehensive income (loss) in shareholders’ equity and in net income for the six months ended June 30 are as follows: 

 

           Amount of loss   Amount of loss 
   Amount of gain   Amount of gain   reclassified from   reclassified from 
   recorded in   recorded in   other   other 
   other   other   comprehensive   comprehensive 
   comprehensive   comprehensive   loss into net   income into net 
   loss   income   income   income 
    2012    2011    2012    2011 
Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges:                    
Forward currency contracts  $3,051   $-   $500   $- 
Fixed price commodity contracts   841    680    1,093    24 
Total derivatives designated as cash flow hedges  $3,892   $680   $1,593   $24 

 

Gains and losses reclassified from comprehensive income (loss) into net income were recognized in cost of goods sold in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

These derivatives will be reclassified from other comprehensive income (loss) to the condensed consolidated statement of operations through December 2013.  The Company has measured the ineffectiveness of the forward currency and commodity contracts and any amounts recognized in the condensed consolidated financial statements were immaterial for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The following table presents our assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis and are categorized using the fair value hierarchy. The fair value hierarchy has three levels based on the reliability of the inputs used to determine fair value.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

               June 30,   December 31, 
               2012   2011 
       Fair value estimated using         
   Fair value   Level 1 inputs (A)   Level 2 inputs (B)   Level 3 inputs (C)   Fair value 
                     
Financial assets carried at fair value:                         
Interest rate swap contract  $1,832   $-   $1,832   $-   $1,078 
Forward currency contracts   -    -    -    -    2 
Total financial assets carried at fair value  $1,832   $-   $1,832   $-   $1,080 
                          
Financial liabilities carried at fair value:                         
Forward currency contracts  $643   $-   $643   $-   $4,158 
Fixed price commodity contracts   1,630    -    1,630    -    3,564 
Total financial liabilities carried at fair value  $2,273   $-   $2,273   $-   $7,722 

 

(A)Fair values estimated using Level 1 inputs, which consist of quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date. The Company did not have any fair value estimates using Level 1 inputs at June 30, 2012 or December 31, 2011.

 

(B)Fair values estimated using Level 2 inputs, other than quoted prices, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly and include among other things, quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in markets that are active or inactive as well as inputs other than quoted prices that are observable. For forward currency, fixed price commodity contracts and interest rate swap contracts, inputs include foreign currency exchange rates, commodity indexes and the six-month forward LIBOR.

 

(C)Fair values estimated using Level 3 inputs consist of significant unobservable inputs. The Company did not have any fair value estimates using Level 3 inputs at June 30, 2012 or December 31, 2011.

 

(5)   Share-Based Compensation

 

Total compensation expense for share-based compensation arrangements recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of operations as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses was $1,111 and $1,254 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Of these amounts, $(155) and $89 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, were related to the Long-Term Cash Incentive Plan Phantom Shares discussed in Note 10. For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, total compensation expense recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of operations for share-based compensation arrangements was $2,461 and $2,247, respectively. Of these amounts, $70 and $163 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, were related to the Long-Term Cash Incentive Plan Phantom Shares discussed in Note 10.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

(6)   Debt

 

   Principal Outstanding at   Weighted Average     
   June 30,
2012
  December 31,
2011
   Interest as of
June 30, 2012
   Maturity 
                 
Revolving Credit Facilities                    
Asset-based credit facility  $25,000   $38,000    1.70%   within  1 year 
BCS revolver   1,065    1,181    5.25%   Sept - 2012 
Total revolving credit facilities  $26,065   $39,181           
                     
Debt                    
Senior secured notes, net of discount and swap fair value adjustment (A)  $173,274   $172,271    9.50%   Oct - 2017 
PST short-term notes   29,570    38,296    9.6% - 15.6%   Various 2012 
PST long-term notes   14,126    15,697    4.0% - 4.5%   2013 - 2019 
Suzhou note   1,416    1,430    8.33%   Sept - 2012 
BCS installment note   92    188    5.50%   Sept - 2012 
Other   405    75           
Total   218,883    227,957           
Less: current portion   (37,076)   (44,246)          
Total long-term debt  $181,807   $183,711           

 

(A) Weighted average interest rate excludes the impact of the Company’s interest rate swap and the accretion of debt discount.

 

Revolving Credit Facilities

 

On November 2, 2007, the Company entered into an asset-based credit facility (the “credit facility”), which permits borrowing up to a maximum level of $100,000. The Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement and a Second Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement (the “Second Amended and Restated Agreement”) on September 20, 2010 and December 1, 2011, respectively. The Second Amended and Restated Agreement extended the termination date of the credit facility to December 1, 2016, increased the borrowing base by increasing the sublimit on eligible inventory located at Mexican facilities and made changes to certain covenants relating to, among other things, guarantees, investments, capital expenditures and permitted indebtedness. The credit facility requires a commitment fee of 0.375% on the unused balance. Interest is payable quarterly at either (i) the higher of the prime rate or the Federal Funds rate plus 0.50%, plus a margin of 0.00% to 0.25% or (ii) LIBOR plus a margin of 1.00% to 1.75%, depending upon the Company’s undrawn availability, as defined. 

 

The available borrowing capacity on this credit facility is based on eligible current assets, as defined. At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had undrawn borrowing capacity of approximately $63,297 and $29,540, respectively, based on eligible current assets. The credit facility does not contain financial performance covenants which would constrain the Company’s borrowing capacity. However, restrictions do include limits on capital expenditures, operating leases, dividends and investment activities in a negative covenant which limits investment activities to $15,000 minus certain guarantees and obligations.

 

On March 8, 2012, the Company received a waiver and amendment to extend the delivery date of certain documents required for the Company’s acquisition of an additional interest in PST. The Company was in compliance with all covenants at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 other than the aforementioned matter which was subsequently waived.

 

14
 

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

On October 13, 2009, the Company’s majority owned consolidated subsidiary, Bolton Conductive Systems, LLC (“BCS”), entered into a master revolving note (the “Revolver”), which permits borrowing up to a maximum level of $3,000. The available borrowing capacity on the Revolver is based on an advance formula, as defined. At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, BCS did not have any remaining borrowing capacity based on the advance formula. Interest is payable monthly at the prime referenced rate plus a 2.0% margin. The Company is a guarantor of BCS as it relates to the Revolver.

 

The revolving credit facilities are included as a component of current liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as they are expected to be repaid over the next twelve months.

 

Debt

 

On October 4, 2010, the Company issued $175,000 of senior secured notes which are included as a component of long-term debt on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The senior secured notes were issued at a 2.5% discount to the initial purchasers for which the remaining balance at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $3,558 and $3,807, respectively. The senior secured notes are redeemable in full, at the Company’s option, beginning October 15, 2014 at 104.75%. Interest payments are payable on April 15 and October 15 of each year. The senior secured notes indenture limits the amount of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries’ indebtedness, restricts certain payments and includes various other non-financial restrictive covenants. The senior secured notes are guaranteed by all of the Company’s existing domestic restricted subsidiaries. All other restricted subsidiaries that guarantee any indebtedness of the Company or the guarantors will also guarantee the senior secured notes.

 

PST maintains several term notes used for working capital purposes. The short-term and long-term notes have fixed interest rates.  The long-term portion of the PST debt is $8,319 and is comprised of $956 that matures in 2013, with subsequent annual maturities of approximately $1,225 through 2019.  Depending on the specific note, interest is payable either monthly or annually. As of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, PST was in compliance with all loan covenants.

 

On September 2, 2011, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary located in Suzhou, China entered into a term loan for 9,000 Chinese yuan which is included on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of current portion of long-term debt. Interest is payable quarterly at the one-year lending rate published by The People’s Bank of China multiplied by 127.0%.

 

BCS has an installment note. Interest on the installment note is the prime referenced rate plus a 2.25% margin. The installment note calls for monthly installment payments of principal and interest.

 

(7)  Net Income (Loss) Per Share

 

Basic net income (loss) per share was computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of Common Shares outstanding for each respective period. Diluted net income (loss) per share was calculated by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average of all potentially dilutive Common Shares that were outstanding during the periods presented. For all periods in which the Company recognized a net loss, the Company has recognized zero dilutive effect from securities as no anti-dilution is permitted. Actual weighted average Common Shares outstanding used in calculating basic and diluted net income (loss) per share were as follows:

 

   Three months ended   Six months ended 
       June 30,       June 30, 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   26,424,331    24,161,775    26,322,277    24,089,679 
Effect of dilutive shares   -    444,330    676,225    455,109 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   26,424,331    24,606,105    26,998,502    24,544,788 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

Options not included in the computation of diluted net income per share to purchase 65,000 and 50,000 Common Shares at an average price of $12.03 and $15.73 per share were outstanding at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. These outstanding options were not included in the computation of diluted net income per share because either their respective exercise prices were greater than the average closing market price of Company Common Shares or their effect was anti-dilutive.

 

There were 696,300 and 419,100 performance-based restricted Common Shares outstanding at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Substantially all of these shares were not included in the computation of diluted net income per share because not all vesting conditions were expected to be achieved as of June 30, 2012 and 2011. These shares may or may not become dilutive based on the Company’s ability to meet or exceed future earnings performance targets.

 

(8)  Restructuring and Business Realignment Charges

 

On October 29, 2007, the Company announced restructuring initiatives to improve manufacturing efficiency and cost position by ceasing manufacturing operations at its Sarasota, Florida (Control Devices reportable segment) and Mitcheldean, United Kingdom (Electronics reportable segment) locations. During 2008 and 2009, in response to the depressed conditions in the North American and European commercial and automotive vehicle markets, the Company continued and expanded the restructuring initiatives in the Control Devices and Electronics reportable segments. While the initiatives were completed in 2009 in regards to the Control Devices reportable segment, in 2010 the Company continued restructuring initiatives within the Electronics reportable segment and recorded amounts related to its cancelled lease in Mitcheldean, United Kingdom. During the first quarter of 2012, the Company continued negotiations in regards to this lease and recorded additional amounts to reflect the expected costs to be paid under the currently proposed settlement agreement.

 

In connection with the Electronics segment restructuring initiative, the Company recorded restructuring charges during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 of $45 and $0, respectively, as part of selling, general and administrative expense. For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded $70 and $0, respectively, related to this restructuring initiative. At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the only remaining restructuring related accrual relates to the cancelled lease in Mitcheldean, United Kingdom, for which the Company has accrued $2,091 and $1,920, respectively, on the condensed consolidated balance sheets of which $367 and $467, respectively, is a component of other long-term liabilities.

 

In response to a change in customer demand, the PST segment incurred business realignment charges of $1,322 and $1,636 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, of which $623 and $729, respectively, was recorded in cost of the goods sold with the remainder recorded in selling, general and administrative expense. The charges consist primarily of severance costs related to workforce reductions. The Company believes the realignment actions will positively impact future results of operations, but not have a material negative effect on liquidity or capital.

 

(9)  Commitments and Contingencies

 

In the ordinary course of business, the Company is involved in various legal proceedings, workers’ compensation and product liability disputes. The Company is of the opinion that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse affect on the results of operations, cash flows or the financial position of the Company.

 

As a result of an environmental phase one study performed at the Company’s former facility located in Sarasota, Florida, the Company became aware of soil and groundwater contamination at the Company site and on adjacent properties. The Company engaged an environmental engineering consultant to assess the level of contamination and to develop a remediation and monitoring plan for the site. Soil remediation at the site was completed during the year ended December 31, 2010. Ground water remediation at the site is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2013, upon approval of a remedial action plan. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company did not record any environmental remediation expenses. At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had accrued an undiscounted liability of $1,921 related to future remediation. The liability is recorded as a component of other long-term liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. A majority of the costs associated with the recorded liability will be incurred at the start of the groundwater remediation, with the balance relating to monitoring costs to be incurred over a time horizon of multiple years. The recorded liability is based on assumptions of the current site assessment report. In December 2011, the Company sold the Sarasota facility and related property. However, the liability to remediate the site contamination remains the responsibility of the Company. Due to the ongoing site remediation, the closing terms of the sale agreement included a requirement for the Company to maintain a $2,000 letter of credit for the benefit of the buyer.

 

16
 

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

In addition, PST has civil, labor and tributary contingencies for which the likelihood of loss is deemed to be reasonably possible, but not probable, by its legal advisors, and, therefore, no accrual was recorded. Such contingencies amount to $14,272 at June 30, 2012.

 

Product Warranty and Recall

 

Amounts accrued for product warranty and recall claims are established based on the Company’s best estimate of the amounts necessary to settle future and existing claims on products sold as of the balance sheet dates. These accruals are based on several factors including past experience, production changes, industry developments and various other considerations. The Company can provide no assurances that it will not experience material claims in the future or that it will not incur significant costs to defend or settle such claims beyond the amounts accrued or beyond what the Company may recover from its suppliers. The current portion of product warranty and recall is included as a component of accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Product warranty and recall includes $161 and $175 of a long-term liability at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, which is included as a component of other long-term liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

The following provides a reconciliation of changes in product warranty and recall liability:

 

Six months ended June 30  2012   2011 
         
Product warranty and recall at beginning of period  $5,301   $3,831 
Accruals for products shipped during period   594    915 
Aggregate changes in pre-existing liabilities due to claim developments   251    (87)
Settlements made during the period (in cash or in kind)   (1,313)   (1,300)
Product warranty and recall at end of period  $4,833   $3,359 

 

(10)   Employee Benefit Plans

 

Long-Term Cash Incentive Plan

 

In March 2009, the Company adopted the Stoneridge, Inc. Long-Term Cash Incentive Plan (“LTCIP”) and granted awards to certain officers and key employees. For 2009, the awards under the LTCIP provided recipients with the right to receive cash three years from the date of grant depending on the Company’s actual earnings per share performance for a performance period comprised of 2009, 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. The Company recorded an accrual for an award to be paid in the period earned based on anticipated achievement of the performance goal. If the participant voluntarily terminated employment or is discharged for cause, as defined in the LTCIP, the award will be forfeited. In May 2009, the LTCIP was approved by the Company’s shareholders. As of December 31, 2011, the Company recorded a liabilitiy of $2,173, which is included on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of accrued expenses and other current liabilities. In March 2012, the 2009 awards were paid based on achievement of the performance goal. As such, no liability remains at June 30, 2012.

 

For 2010, the awards under the LTCIP provided recipients with the right to receive an amount of cash equal to the fair market value of a specified number of Common Shares, without par value, of the Company (“Phantom Shares”) three years from the date of grant depending on the Company’s actual earnings per share performance for each fiscal year of 2010, 2011 and 2012 within the performance period. The Company will record an accrual based on the fair market value of the Phantom Shares for an award to be paid in the period earned based on anticipated achievement of the performance goals. If the participant voluntarily terminates employment or is discharged for cause, as defined in the LTCIP, the award will be forfeited. The Company has recorded a liability of $629 and $559 for these awards granted under the LTCIP at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, which is included on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of other long-term liabilities.

 

There were no awards granted under the LTCIP during the six months ended June 30, 2012.

 

17
 

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

(11)   Income Taxes

 

The Company recognized a (benefit) expense of ($884) and $1,158 for federal, state and foreign income taxes for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The Company recognized a provision of $334 and $1,835 for federal, state and foreign income taxes for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

The decrease in the effective tax rate to (14.3)% for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 26.3% for the same period for 2011 was attributable to the tax benefit of the overall loss for the quarter primarily the PST operations which had a local tax rate lower than the U.S. statutory rate.

 

The increase in the effective tax rate to 42.7% for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 23.7% for the same period for 2011 was attributable to the negative impact of recognizing a tax benefit for the PST net loss before tax at a local tax rate lower than the U.S. statutory rate. Also, we recognized a one-time tax benefit for foreign loss relief during the first half of 2011 which lowered the Company’s tax rate for the prior year. The negative impact on the effective tax rate was partially offset by the improved financial performance of the U.S. operations for which there is no income tax provision due to a full valuation allowance.

 

(12)   Segment Reporting

 

Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise that are evaluated regularly by the Company’s chief operating decision maker in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Company’s chief operating decision maker is the chief executive officer.

 

On December 31, 2011, the Company acquired a controlling interest in PST, see Note 3. Due to the acquisition, effective December 31, 2011, PST is now a separate reportable segment. PST’s results of operations are consolidated and included throughout the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, while the results of operations are included in equity in earnings of investees for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. See Note 13 for summarized operations information of PST for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.

 

The Company has three reportable segments: Electronics, Control Devices and PST. The Company’s operating segments in the Electronics and Control Devices segments are aggregated based on sharing similar economic characteristics. Other aggregation factors include the nature of the products offered and management and oversight responsibilities. The Electronics reportable segment produces electronic instrument clusters, electronic control units, driver information systems and electrical distribution systems, primarily wiring harnesses and connectors for electrical power and signal distribution. The Control Devices reportable segment produces electronic and electromechanical switches and control actuation devices and sensors. The PST reportable segment, which is also an operating segment, specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services and in-vehicle audio and video devices.

 

The accounting policies of the Company’s reportable segments are the same as those described in Note 2, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” of the Company’s December 31, 2011 Form 10-K. The Company’s management evaluates the performance of its reportable segments based primarily on revenues from external customers, capital expenditures and income before income taxes. Inter-segment sales are accounted for on terms similar to those to third parties and are eliminated upon consolidation.

 

A summary of financial information by reportable segment is as follows:

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Net Sales:                    
Electronics  $127,227   $124,085   $265,407   $248,902 
Inter-segment sales   7,393    6,382    13,963    12,848 
Electronics net sales   134,620    130,467    279,370    261,750 
                     
Control Devices   68,564    66,332    138,960    134,559 
Inter-segment sales   853    961    1,978    1,934 
Control Devices net sales   69,417    67,293    140,938    136,493 
                     
PST (A)   38,474    -    92,165    - 
Inter-segment sales   -    -    -    - 
PST net sales (A)   38,474    -    92,165    - 
                     
Eliminations   (8,246)   (7,343)   (15,941)   (14,782)
Total net sales  $234,265   $190,417   $496,532   $383,461 
                     
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes:                    
Electronics  $2,354   $464   $9,044   $1,133 
Control Devices   3,829    6,018    7,901    11,701 
PST (A)   (8,124)   1,595    (8,456)   3,104 
Other corporate activities   (259)   151    239    (517)
Corporate interest expense   (3,982)   (3,830)   (7,946)   (7,672)
Total income (loss) before income taxes  $(6,182)  $4,398   $782   $7,749 
                     
Depreciation and Amortization:                    
Electronics  $2,349   $2,634   $4,687   $5,096 
Control Devices   2,317    2,379    4,748    4,843 
PST (A)   4,124    -    8,077    - 
Corporate   47    50    95    100 
Total depreciation and amortization (B)  $8,837   $5,063   $17,607   $10,039 
                     
Interest Expense, net:                    
Electronics  $437   $433   $859   $836 
Control Devices   57    26    114    47 
PST (A)   686    -    1,598    - 
Corporate   3,982    3,830    7,946    7,672 
Total interest expense, net  $5,162   $4,289   $10,517   $8,555 
                     
Capital Expenditures:                    
Electronics  $1,403   $7,447   $2,952   $9,844 
Control Devices   1,962    2,297    4,032    4,240 
PST (A)   2,985    -    5,406    - 
Corporate   1,172    31    1,980    33 
Total capital expenditures  $7,522   $9,775   $14,370   $14,117 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
Total Assets:          
Electronics  $221,569   $211,790 
Control Devices   108,372    98,636 
PST (A)   286,338    326,910 
Corporate (C)   303,333    341,602 
Eliminations   (279,092)   (281,281)
Total assets  $640,520   $697,657 

 

(A)The acquisition of a controlling interest in PST occurred on December 31, 2011, see Note 3. PST’s results of operations are consolidated and included in the Company’s statement of operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012, while PST’s results of operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011 were included in equity earnings of investees.

 

(B)These amounts represent depreciation and amortization on property, plant and equipment and certain intangible assets.

 

(C)Assets located at Corporate consist primarily of cash, intercompany loan receivables and equity investments.

 

The following table presents net sales and non-current assets for each of the geographic areas in which the Company operates:

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Net Sales:                    
North America  $159,216   $147,608   $329,339   $300,379 
South America   38,474    -    92,165    - 
Europe and Other   36,575    42,809    75,028    83,082 
Total net sales  $234,265   $190,417   $496,532   $383,461 

 

   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
         
Long-term Assets:          
North America  $84,477   $83,460 
South America   193,002    210,028 
Europe and Other   13,329    14,046 
Total long-term assets  $290,808   $307,534 

 

(13)   Investments

 

PST Eletrônica Ltda.

 

The Company has a 74% controlling interest in PST, a Brazilian electronic system provider focused on security convenience and infotainment devices and services primarily for the South American vehicle and motorcycle industries, and since the acquisition of the controlling interest on December 31, 2011 has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Company as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012.

 

Prior to the acquisition of the controlling interest on December 31, 2011, PST was an unconsolidated joint venture accounted for under the equity method of accounting. As of December 31, 2011, PST became a consolidated subsidiary of the Company, see Note 3.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

Condensed financial information of PST is as follows:

 

   Three months ended   Six months ended 
   June 30,   June 30, 
   2011   2011 
         
Net sales  $62,696   $115,934 
Cost of goods sold  $36,743   $65,352 
           
Total income before income taxes  $3,968   $7,900 
The Company's share of income before income taxes  $1,984   $3,950 

 

Equity in earnings of PST included in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations was $1,595 and $3,104 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

 

Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd.

 

The Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd. (“Minda”) joint venture at June 30, 2012 is an unconsolidated joint venture and is accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The Company has a 49% interest in Minda, a company based in India that manufactures electronics, instrumentation equipment and sensors primarily for the motorcycle and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s investment in Minda recorded as a component of investments and other long-term assets, net on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, was $6,303 and $6,391 at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. Equity in earnings of Minda included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations was $97 and $213, for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, equity in earnings of Minda was $236 and $620, respectively.

 

(14)   Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

Accounting Standards Adopted

 

In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued changes to fair value measurement. This change clarifies the concepts related to highest and best use and valuation premise, blockage factors and other premiums and discounts, the fair value measurement of financial instruments held in a portfolio and of those instruments classified as a component of shareholders’ equity. The guidance includes enhanced disclosure requirements about recurring Level 3 fair value measurements, the use of nonfinancial assets, and the level in the fair value hierarchy of assets and liabilities not recorded at fair value. The provisions are effective prospectively for interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2011. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2012 which required changes in presentation only and its adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or liquidity.

 

In June 2011, the FASB issued changes to the presentation of comprehensive income. These changes give an entity the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements; the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in shareholders’ equity was eliminated. The items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income were not changed. In addition, no changes were made to the calculation and presentation of earnings per share. These changes became effective for the Company on January 1, 2012. The Company has elected to report total comprehensive income using a single-statement approach. Other than the change in presentation, these changes did not have an impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or liquidity.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise indicated)

(Unaudited)

 

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

In December 2011, the FASB issued updated guidance to provide enhanced disclosures such that users of the financial statements will be able to better evaluate the effect or potential effect of netting arrangements on the statement of financial position. The guidance requires improved information about financial instruments and derivative instruments that are either offset according to specific guidance or subject to an enforceable master netting agreement or similar arrangement. The disclosures will provide both net and gross information for these assets and liabilities. Although we do not currently elect to offset assets and liabilities within the scope of the guidance, expanded disclosures will be required starting for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, along with retrospective presentation of prior periods.

 

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

 

The following Management Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) is intended to help the reader understand the results of operations and financial condition of Stoneridge, Inc. (the “Company”). This MD&A is provided as a supplement to, and should be read in conjunction with, our condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Background

 

We are a global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the commercial, automotive, agricultural, motorcycle and off-highway vehicle markets.

 

As of December 31, 2011, we completed the acquisition of an additional 24% controlling interest in PST. As a result, we now own 74% of the outstanding equity of PST, which is a Brazil-based electronics system provider focused on security, convenience and infotainment devices and services, primarily for the automotive and motorcycle markets. In exchange for the controlling interest in PST, we paid the sellers $29.7 million in cash and issued 1.9 million Common Shares of the Company. Prior to the acquisition of the additional interest, see Note 3 to the condensed consolidated financial statements, PST was an unconsolidated joint venture accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Subsequent to the acquisition, PST is a consolidated subsidiary of the Company. Because PST controlling interest was not acquired until December 31, 2011, PST’s results of operations were not consolidated in the Company’s statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 but instead were included within equity in earnings of investees.

 

We are primarily organized by markets served and products produced. Under this structure, our operations have been aggregated into the following reportable segments:

 

Electronics

 

This segment includes results of operations that design and manufacture electronic instrument clusters, electronic control units, driver information systems and electrical distribution systems, primarily wiring harnesses and connectors for electrical power and signal distribution.

 

Control Devices

 

This segment includes results of operations that design and manufacture sensors, switches, valves and actuators.

 

PST Eletrônica Ltda. (“PST”)

 

This segment specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services and in-vehicle audio and video devices in South America. PST’s results of operations are consolidated and included in the consolidated results of operations of the Company beginning on January 1, 2012 due to the acquisition of controlling interest as of December 31, 2011.

 

Second Quarter Overview

 

We had a net loss attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. and subsidiaries of $3.6 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to net income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. and subsidiaries of $3.4 million for the second quarter of 2011.

 

The decrease in second quarter 2012 earnings compared to the second quarter of 2011 was primarily due to loss at our PST segment and a decrease in profitability of our Control Devices segment, which more than offset the increased profitability of our Electronics segment.

 

The loss at our PST segment for the second quarter of 2012, which had been a 50% equity method investment in 2011, was due to a combination of lower sales volume resulting from a weakened Brazilian economy, an unfavorable change in mix of products sold, purchase accounting depreciation and amortization expense of $2.8 million, business realignment charges of $1.6 million and an unfavorable foreign currency translation.

 

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The lower profitability of our Control Devices segment was primarily due to a change in mix of products sold, which more than offset the increase in sales volume.

 

The increased profitability of our Electronics segment was due to an increase in sales volume, improvements in labor productivity, premium freight, operating efficiencies and a fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, primarily the Mexican peso.  These improvements in labor productivity and lower premium freight positively affected gross margin by $1.3 million. The net change in foreign currency exchange rates positively impacted our operating results by approximately $1.3 million during the current quarter.  We continue to execute plans including reducing direct labor headcount and overtime and developing more efficient manufacturing processes to improve our operating efficiencies.  These actions have reduced these types of costs which we expect will continue going forward.

 

Our second quarter 2012 net sales were positively affected by improvements in the North American automotive and agricultural vehicle markets. Production volumes in the North American automotive vehicle market increased during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the second quarter of 2011. This automotive vehicle market production volume increase had a positive effect on our North American automotive vehicle market net sales of approximately $2.8 million, primarily within our Control Devices segment. Our 2012 second quarter net sales were further favorably affected by approximately $5.7 million, primarily within the Electronics segment, due to production volume increases within the agricultural vehicle market. The commercial vehicle market production volumes in North America improved during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the prior year second quarter. These increases in net sales were unfavorably affected by foreign currency translation at our European Electronics operation of approximately $3.6 million during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the second quarter of 2011.

 

Our selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) increased $21.7 million, or 71.7%, from $30.3 million for the second quarter of 2011 to $52.0 million for the second quarter of 2012 primarily due to the acquisition of the additional controlling interest in PST, which had SG&A expenses of $18.6 million for the second quarter of 2012 including approximately $1.1 million of purchase accounting depreciation and amortization, $0.7 million of business realignment charges. In addition, we had a reduction in customer reimbursement for product development activities.

 

At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we maintained a cash and cash equivalents balance of $39.2 million and $78.7 million, respectively. Our cash balance at December 31, 2011 included $19.8 million which was used to pay for a portion of the acquisition of the additional interest in PST on January 5, 2012. As discussed in Note 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements, at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had $25.0 million and $38.0 million, respectively, in borrowings outstanding on our asset-based credit facility (the “credit facility”). At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had undrawn borrowing capacity of $63.3 million and $29.5 million, respectively.

 

Outlook

 

The improvement in the North American automotive vehicle market had a favorable effect on our Control Devices segment’s results. North American automotive vehicle production was 13.1 million units for 2011. For 2012, this production volume is forecasted to be in the range of 14.5 million to 15.0 million units. If this forecasted increase in production volume occurs, it will favorably affect our Control Devices segment.

 

The North American commercial vehicle market has experienced a slight improvement, but is expected to have continued weakness through 2012. The forecasted continued weakness in the commercial vehicle market combined with a continuation of lower expected sales to a significant customer in that market may negatively affect our Electronics segment. If actual production is lower than forecasted, it will negatively affect our Electronics segment.

 

Our North American automotive vehicle market has also experienced improvement in 2012. If the increase in forecasted production volume occurs, it will favorably affect our Electronics and Control Devices segments.

 

The lower volumes experienced in our European automotive vehicle market during the first half of 2012 are expected to continue for the second half. If this forecasted continued lower production volumes occurs, it will negatively affect our European Electronics segment.

 

Agricultural vehicle production increased for the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the second quarter of 2011, which favorably affected both our Electronics and Control Devices segments. We believe that this market will continue to improve during the remainder of 2012.

 

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Our PST segment revenues are now expected to be in the range of $195.0 million to $214.0 million in 2012. This lower revenue range is due to the weakening of the Brazilian economy and an unfavorable foreign currency translation resulting from the depreciation of the Brazilian real against the U.S. dollar.

 

Our future results could be unfavorably affected by increased commodity prices, specifically copper. Copper prices fluctuated during 2011 and have continued to fluctuate in 2012.  We entered into fixed price commodity contracts for a portion of our 2012 copper purchases and have a portion of our 2012 sales subject to copper surcharge billings which will mitigate some of the increase in our raw material costs. Our 2012 results could also be unfavorably affected by unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates. We have significant foreign denominated transaction exposure in certain locations, especially in Mexico, Sweden and Brazil. We have entered into foreign currency forward contracts to reduce our exposure related to the Mexican peso. 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2011

 

Condensed consolidated statements of operations as a percentage of net sales are presented in the following table (in thousands):

 

                   Dollar 
                   increase / 
Three months ended June 30  2012   2011   (decrease) 
                     
Net sales  $234,265    100.0%  $190,417    100.0%  $43,848 
                          
Costs and expenses:                         
Cost of goods sold   180,606    77.1    152,699    80.2    27,907 
Selling, general and administrative   52,042    22.2    30,305    15.9    21,737 
                          
Operating income   1,617    0.7    7,413    3.9    (5,796)
                          
Interest expense, net   5,162    2.2    4,289    2.3    873 
Equity in earnings of investees   (97)   -    (1,808)   (0.9)   1,711 
Other expense, net   2,734    1.2    534    0.3    2,200 
                          
Income (loss) before income taxes   (6,182)   (2.7)   4,398    2.3    (10,580)
                          
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (884)   (0.4)   1,158    0.6    (2,042)
                          
Net income (loss)   (5,298)   (2.3)   3,240    1.7    (8,538)
                          
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (1,740)   (0.7)   (124)   -    (1,616)
                          
Net income (loss) attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. and subsidiaries  $(3,558)   (1.6)%  $3,364    1.7%  $(6,922)

 

Net Sales. Net sales for our reportable segments, excluding inter-segment sales, are summarized in the following table (in thousands):

 

                   Dollar   Percent 
Three months ended June 30  2012   2011   increase   increase 
                         
Electronics  $127,227    54.3%  $124,085    65.2%  $3,142    2.5%
Control Devices   68,564    29.3    66,332    34.8    2,232    3.4%
PST   38,474    16.4    -    -    38,474    NM 
Total net sales  $234,265    100.0%  $190,417    100.0%  $43,848    23.0%

 

NM – not meaningful

 

Our Electronics segment sales were positively affected by increased volume in our served markets by approximately $4.1 million as well as new business for the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the prior year second quarter.  The increase in net sales for our Electronics segment was primarily due to production volume increases in the agricultural vehicle market of $5.5 million during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the prior year second quarter. Net sales within our Electronics segment were also favorably affected by volume increases for our European commercial vehicle products. Commercial vehicle market production volumes in Europe increased during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the prior year second quarter.  The increase in European commercial vehicle production positively affected net sales in our Electronics segment for the second quarter of 2012.  The Electronics segment increase in net sales volume was partially offset by lower European automotive vehicle sales and an unfavorable foreign currency translation of approximately $3.6 million for the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the second quarter of 2011.

 

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Our Control Devices segment sales were positively affected by increased volume in our served markets by approximately $3.6 million for the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the prior year second quarter. The increase in net sales for our Control Devices segment was primarily attributable to production volume increases at our major customers in the North American automotive vehicle market, which increased during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the second quarter of 2011. Volume increases within the automotive vehicle market of our Control Devices segment increased net sales for the second quarter of 2012 by approximately $2.8 million, when compared to the prior year second quarter. In addition, our Control Devices net sales were approximately $0.7 million higher for the second quarter of 2012, when compared to the second quarter of 2011 as a result of production volume increases within the commercial vehicle market.

 

Our PST segment had revenue of $38.5 million for the second quarter of 2012. PST revenues were negatively impacted by a weakened Brazilian economy and an unfavorable foreign currency translation.

 

Net sales by geographic location are summarized in the following table (in thousands):

 

       Dollar   Percent
increase /
 
Three months ended June 30  2012   2011   increase   (decrease) 
North America  $159,216    68.0%  $147,608    77.5%  $11,608    7.9%
South America   38,474    16.4    -    -    38,474     NM 
Europe and Other   36,575    15.6    42,809    22.5    (6,234)   (14.6)%
Total net sales  $234,265    100.0%  $190,417    100.0%  $43,848    23.0%

 

The North American geographic location consists of the results of our operations in the United States and Mexico.

 

The increase in North American net sales was primarily attributable to increased sales volume in our North American agricultural, automotive and commercial vehicle markets. These increased volume levels had a positive effect on our net sales for the second quarter of 2012 of $5.7 million, $2.8 million and $0.6 million for our North American agricultural, automotive and commercial vehicle markets, respectively.

 

Our net sales in South America were due to the acquisition of a controlling interest in PST such that PST’s revenues are consolidated for the second quarter of 2012.

 

Our decrease in net sales in Europe and Other was primarily due to decreased sales volume of European automotive vehicle market products and an unfavorable foreign currency translation of approximately $3.5 million.

 

Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Margin. Cost of goods sold increased by $27.9 million primarily due to the acquisition of the additional controlling interest in PST, which had cost of goods sold of $24.8 million for second quarter of 2012 including purchase accounting inventory costs of $1.7 million and business realignment charges of $0.6 million, with the majority of the remaining increase attributable to the increase in sales in both our Electronics and Control Devices segments.

 

Our gross margin increased 3.1% for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 19.8% for the second quarter of 2011 primarily due to a higher gross margin of our newly consolidated PST segment which had a gross margin of 35.5%, improvements in labor productivity, a favorable fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, primarily the Mexican peso related to our North American operations, and lower overhead costs.

 

Our Electronics segment gross margin improved due to improvements in labor productivity, lower premium freight, a favorable fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, primarily the Mexican peso, and lower overhead costs. The improvement in labor productivity and premium freight positively affected gross margin by $1.3 million. The change in foreign exchange rates positively impacted our results by approximately $1.3 million during the current quarter.

 

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Our Control Devices segment gross margin declined as it was negatively impacted by a change in mix of products sold during the current quarter.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses. SG&A expenses increased by $21.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 primarily due to the consolidation of the operations of PST which had SG&A expenses of $18.6 million including purchase accounting depreciation and amortization of $1.1 million and business realignment charges of $0.7 million. Product development expenses included within SG&A increased by $5.2 million to $12.5 million for the second quarter of 2012 from $7.3 million for the second quarter of 2011 primarily due to PST’s product development expenses which were $2.5 million for the second quarter of 2012. The majority of the remaining increase relates to reduced customer reimbursement for product development activities.

 

Interest Expense, net. Interest expense, net increased by $0.9 million during the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the same period in 2011 primarily due to additional interest of PST, which was $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 and a higher asset-based credit facility outstanding balance.

 

Equity in Earnings of Investees. Equity earnings of investees decreased by $1.7 million which was due to the acquisition of the additional controlling interest in PST as of December 31, 2011. Prior to the acquisition, PST was an unconsolidated joint venture accounted for under the equity method of accounting. As of and for the three months ended June 30, 2012, PST is a consolidated subsidiary of the Company. Equity earnings for PST were $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011. Equity earnings for Minda decreased from $0.2 million for the second quarter of 2011 to $0.1 million for the second quarter of 2012.

 

Other Expense, net. Other expense, net was $2.7 million expense for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $0.5 million for the second quarter of 2011. We record certain foreign currency transaction and forward currency hedge contract gains and losses as a component of other expense, net on the condensed consolidated statement of operations. Our results for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were unfavorably affected due to the volatility in certain foreign exchange rates between periods compared to the second quarter of 2011. The majority of the increase relates to the foreign currency loss related to the translation of PST’s U.S. dollar denominated debt resulting from an unfavorable change in exchange rates in the second quarter of 2012.

 

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes. Income (loss) before income taxes is summarized in the following table by reportable segment (in thousands).

 

           Dollar   Percent 
           increase /   increase / 
Three months ended June 30  2012   2011   (decrease)   (decrease) 
                 
Electronics  $2,354   $464   $1,890    407.3%
Control Devices   3,829    6,018    (2,189)   (36.4)%
PST   (8,124)   1,595    (9,719)   (609.3)%
Other corporate activities   (259)   151    (410)   (271.5)%
Corporate interest expense   (3,982)   (3,830)   (152)   (4.0)%
Income (loss) before income taxes  $(6,182)  $4,398   $(10,580)   (240.6)%

 

The increase in income before taxes in the Electronics reportable segment was primarily due to increased sales volume in the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the second quarter of 2011. Production volume increases favorably affected our net sales within the Electronics segment by approximately $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2012 when compared to the prior year second quarter. Also, our Electronics reportable segment was positively affected by improvements in labor productivity, premium freight, a fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, primarily the Mexican peso. The improvement in labor productivity and premium freight that positively affected our results totaled $1.3 million. The change in foreign exchange rates positively impacted our results by approximately $1.3 million during the current quarter. Our Electronics segment was negatively impacted by higher product development costs of $1.5 million primarily due to reduced customer reimbursement.

 

The decrease in income before income taxes in our Control Devices segment during the second quarter of 2012 was due to a change in mix of products sold and reduced customer reimbursement for product development activities which more than offset the increase in sales.

 

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The loss at our PST segment was primarily due to lower sales volume as a result of a weakened Brazilian economy, an unfavorable change in mix of products sold, depreciation and amortization expense related to purchase accounting adjustments for inventory, property, plant and equipment and intangible assets of $2.8 million, business realignment charges of $1.3 million and an unfavorable change in foreign currency translation.

 

The decrease in income before income taxes from Other corporate activities was primarily the result of losses on foreign currency.

 

Income (loss) before income taxes by geographic location is summarized in the following table (in thousands):

 

                         
                   Dollar   Percent 
                   increase /   increase / 
Three months ended June 30  2012   2011   (decrease)   (decrease) 
                         
North America  $2,338    (37.8)%  $515    11.7%  $1,823    354.4%
South America   (8,124)   131.4    1,595    36.3    (9,719)   (609.5)%
Europe and Other   (396)   6.4    2,288    52.0    (2,685)   (117.3)%
Income (loss) before income taxes  $(6,182)   100.0%  $4,398    100.0%  $(10,581)   (240.6)%

 

North American income before income taxes includes interest expense, net of approximately $3.9 million and $3.7 million for the quarters ended June, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

Our North American results improved, primarily as a result of increased sales volume in the North American agriculture, automotive and commercial vehicle markets and lower operating costs related to improvements in labor productivity and premium freight during the second quarter of 2012 as compared to 2011. The improvements were partially offset by an unfavorable change in mix of products sold.

 

The decrease in profitability within our South American results was primarily due to lower sales volume as a result of a weakened Brazilian economy, an unfavorable change in mix of products sold, depreciation and amortization expense related to purchase accounting adjustments for inventory, property, plant and equipment and intangible assets of $2.8 million, business realignment charges of $1.3 million and an unfavorable change in foreign currency translation.

 

Our European and Other results declined due to a combination of decreased sales volume of European automotive vehicle market products and an unfavorable change in foreign currency translation in the current period.

 

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes. We recognized an income tax (benefit) expense of ($0.9) million and $1.2 million for federal, state and foreign income taxes for the second quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively, primarily due to a loss before taxes in the current period compared to income for the same quarter of 2011. The decrease in the effective tax rate from 26.3% for the second quarter of 2011 to (14.3)% for the second quarter of 2012 was attributable to the negative impact of recognizing a tax benefit for the PST loss at a tax vote significantly lower than the U.S. statutory tax vote.

 

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2011

 

Condensed consolidated statements of operations as a percentage of net sales are presented in the following table (in thousands):

       Dollar 
       increase/ 
Six months ended june 30 2012   2011   (decrease) 
                     
Net sales  $496,532    100.0%  $383,461    100.0%  $113,071 
                          
Costs and Expenses:                         
Cost of goods sold   377,735    76.1    306,453    79.9    71,282 
Selling, general and administrative   105,331    21.2    62,895    16.4    42,436 
                          
Operating Income   13,466    2.7    14,113    3.7    (647)
                          
Interest expense, net   10,517    2.1    8,555    2.2    1,962 
Equity in earnings of investees   (236)   (0.1)   (3,724)   (1.0)   3,488 
Other expense, net   2,403    0.5    1,533    0.4    870 
                          
Income before income taxes   782    0.2    7,749    2.1    (6,967)
                          
Provision for income taxes   334    0.1    1,835    0.5    (1,501)
                          
Net income   448    0.1    5,914    1.6    (5,466)
                          
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (1,873)   (0.4)   (339)   -    (1,534)
                          
Net income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. and subsidiaries  $2,321    0.5%  $6,253    1.6%  $(3,932)

 

Net Sales. Net sales for our reportable segments, excluding inter-segment sales are summarized in the following table (in thousands):

 

                   Dollar   Percent 
Six months ended June 30  2012   2011   increase   increase 
                         
Electronics  $265,407    53.4%  $248,902    64.9%  $16,505    6.6%
Control Devices   138,960    28.0    134,559    35.1    4,401    3.3%
PST   92,165    18.6    -    -    92,165     NM 
Total net sales  $496,532    100.0%  $383,461    100.0%  $113,071    29.5%

 

Our Electronics segment sales were positively affected by increased volume in our served markets by approximately $14.7 million as well as new business for the first half of 2012 when compared to the prior year.  The increase in net sales for our Electronics segment was primarily due to volume increases for our North American commercial vehicle products. Commercial vehicle market production volumes in North America increased during the first half of 2012 when compared to the prior year.  The increase in North American commercial vehicle production positively affected net sales in our Electronics segment for the first half of 2012 by approximately $6.5 million.  Net sales within our Electronics segment were also favorably affected by approximately $11.3 million as a result of production volume increases in the agricultural vehicle market during the first half of 2012 when compared to the prior year. The Electronics segment increase in net sales was partially offset by lower European automotive vehicle sales and an unfavorable foreign currency translation of approximately $5.0 million for the first half of 2012 when compared to the first half of 2011.

 

Our Control Devices segment sales were positively affected by increased volume in our served markets by approximately $8.3 million for the first half of 2012 when compared to the prior year. The increase in net sales for our Control Devices segment was primarily attributable to production volume increases at our major customers in the North American automotive vehicle market, which increased during the first half of 2012 when compared to the first half of 2011. Volume increases within the automotive vehicle market of our Control Devices segment increased net sales for the first six months of 2012 by approximately $6.1 million, when compared to the prior year first half. In addition, our Control Devices net sales were approximately $1.4 million and $0.2 million higher for the first half of 2012, when compared to 2011 as a result of production volume increases within the commercial and agricultural vehicle markets, respectively.

 

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Our PST segment had revenue of $92.2 million for the first half of 2012. PST revenues were negatively impacted by a weakened Brazilian economy and an unfavorable foreign currency translation.

 

Net sales by geographic location are summarized in the following table (in thousands):

 

       Dollar   Percent
increase /
 
Six months ended June 30  2012   2011   increase   (decrease) 
North America  $329,339    66.3%  $300,379    78.3%  $28,960    9.6%
South America   92,165    18.6    -    -    92,165     NM 
Europe and Other   75,028    15.1    83,082    21.7    (8,054)   (9.7)%
Total net sales  $496,532    100.0%  $383,461    100.0%  $113,071    29.5%

 

The increase in North American net sales was primarily attributable to increased sales volume in our North American agricultural, commercial and automotive vehicle markets. These increased volume levels had a positive effect on our net sales for the first half of 2012 of $11.9 million, $7.7 million and $6.2 million for our North American agricultural, commercial and automotive vehicle markets, respectively. Our net sales in South America were due to the acquisition of a controlling interest in PST such that PST’s revenues are consolidated for the first half of 2012. Our decrease in net sales in Europe and Other was primarily due to decreased sales volume of European automotive vehicle market products and unfavorable foreign currency translation of approximately $4.9 million for the first half of 2012.

 

Cost of Goods Sold. Cost of goods sold increased by $71.3 million primarily due to the acquisition of the additional controlling interest in PST, which had cost of goods sold of $57.8 million for the first half of 2012 including purchase accounting inventory costs of $3.9 million and business realignment charges of $0.7 million, with the majority of the remaining increase attributable to an increase in sales volume, improved productivity and favorable changes to foreign exchange and commodity rates in our Electronics segment, partially offset by an unfavorable change in mix of products sold in our Control Devices segment.

 

Our gross margin increased by 3.8% to 23.9% for the first half of 2012 compared to 20.1% for the first half of 2011 primarily due to a higher gross margin of our newly consolidated PST segment, which had a gross margin of 37.2%, improvements in labor productivity, favorable fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, primarily the Mexican peso, in our North American opeartions and lower overhead costs.

 

Our Electronics segment gross margin for the first half of 2012 improved compared to the prior year and was positively affected by improvements in labor productivity, lower premium freight, favorable fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and certain commodity prices, primarily the Mexican peso and copper, and lower overhead costs. The improvement in labor productivity and premium freight that positively affected gross margin totaled $6.4 million. The decreases in foreign exchange and commodity rates positively impacted our results by approximately $1.7 million and $1.1 million, respectively, during the current period.

 

Our Control Devices segment gross margin declined as it was negatively impacted by a change in mix of products sold during the first half of 2012.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses. SG&A expenses increased by $42.4 million for the first half of 2012 primarily due to the consolidation of the operations of PST which had SG&A expenses of $39.0 million including purchase accounting depreciation and amortization of $2.1 million and business realignment charges of $0.9 million. Product development expenses included within SG&A increased by $7.6 million to $24.7 million for the first half of 2012 from $17.0 million for the first half of 2011 primarily due to PST’s product development expenses which were $4.9 million for the first half of 2012. The majority of the remaining increase relates to reduced customer reimbursement for product development activities.

 

Interest Expense, net. Interest expense, net increased by $2.0 million during the first half of 2012 when compared to the same period in the prior year primarily due to the additional interest of PST, which was $1.6 million for the first half of 2012, and a higher asset-based credit facility outstanding balance.

 

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Equity in Earnings of Investees. Equity earnings of investees decreased by $3.5 million which was due to the acquisition of the additional controlling interest in PST as of December 31, 2011. Prior to the acquisition, PST was an unconsolidated joint venture accounted for under the equity method of accounting. As of and for the six months ended June 30, 2012, PST is a consolidated subsidiary of the Company. Equity earnings for PST were $3.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. Equity earnings for Minda decreased from $0.6 million for the first half of 2011 to $0.2 million for the first half of 2012.

 

Other Expense, net. Other expense, net was $2.4 million for the first half of 2012 compared to $1.5 million for the first half of 2011. We record certain foreign currency transaction and forward currency hedge contract gains and losses as a component of other expense, net on the condensed consolidated statement of operations. Our results for the half ended June 30, 2012 were unfavorably affected due to the volatility in certain foreign exchange rates between periods compared to the first half of 2011. The majority of the increase in other expense, net relates to the foreign currency loss related to the translation of PST’s U.S. dollar denominated debt resulting from an unfavorable change in exchange rates in the first half of 2012.

 

Income Before Income Taxes. Income before income taxes is summarized in the following table by reportable segment (in thousands):

 

           Dollar   Percent 
           increase /   increase / 
Six months ended June 30  2012   2011   (decrease)   (decrease) 
                 
Electronics  $9,044   $1,133   $7,911    698.2%
Control Devices   7,901    11,701    (3,800)   (32.5)%
PST   (8,456)   3,104    (11,560)   (372.4)%
Other corporate activities   239    (517)   756    146.2%
Corporate interest expense   (7,946)   (7,672)   (274)   (3.6)%
Income before income taxes  $782   $7,749   $(6,967)   (89.9)%

 

The increase in income before taxes in the Electronics reportable segment was primarily due to a 6.6% increase in sales volume in the first half of 2012 when compared to the first half of 2011. Production volume increases favorably affected our net sales within the Electronics segment by approximately $14.7 million for the first half of 2012 when compared to the prior year. Also, our Electronics reportable segment was positively affected by improvements in labor productivity, premium freight, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and certain commodity prices, primarily the Mexican peso and copper, respectively. The improvement in labor productivity and premium freight that positively affected our results for the first half of 2012 was $6.4 million. The decreases in foreign exchange rates and commodity rates positively impacted our results by approximately $1.7 million and $1.1 million, respectively. Our Electronics segment was negatively impacted by higher product development costs of $1.2 million primarily due to reduced customer reimbursement.

 

The decrease in income before income taxes in our Control Devices segment during the first half of 2012 when compared to the same period in the prior year was due to a change in mix of products sold and reduced customer reimbursement for product development activities, which more than offset the increase in sales.

 

The decrease in profitability within the PST segment was primarily due to lower sales volume as a result of a weakened Brazilian economy, an unfavorable change in mix of products sold, depreciation and amortization expense related to purchase accounting adjustments for inventory, property, plant and equipment and intangible assets of $6.0 million, business realignment charges of $1.6 million and an unfavorable change in foreign currency translation.

 

The increase in income before income taxes from Other corporate activities was primarily due to foreign currency gains during the first half of 2012 compared to losses in the same period in 2011 and was partially offset by lower equity earnings from Minda in comparison to the prior year period.

 

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Income before income taxes by geographic location is summarized in the following table (in thousands):

 

                   Dollar   Percent 
                   increase /   increase / 
Six months ended June 30  2012   2011   (decrease)   (decrease) 
                         
North America  $8,044    1,028.6%  $(117)   (1.5)%  $8,161    6,975.2%
South America   (8,456)   (1,081.3)   3,104    40.1    (11,560)   (372.4)%
Europe and Other   1,194    152.7    4,762    61.4    (3,568)   (74.9)%
Income before income taxes  $782    100.0%  $7,749    100.0%  $(6,967)   (89.9)%

 

North American income before income taxes includes interest expense, net of approximately $7.8 million and $7.9 million for the first half of June, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

Our North American results improved, primarily as a result of increased volume in the North American agriculture, commercial and automotive vehicle markets, lower operating costs related to improved labor productivity and premium freight and favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices, primarily the Mexican peso and copper during the first half of 2012 as compared to 2011.

 

The loss at our South American operation was primarily due to lower sales volume as a result of a weakened Brazilian economy, an unfavorable change in mix of products sold, depreciation and amortization expense related to purchase accounting adjustments for inventory, property, plant and equipment and intangible assets of $6.0 million, business realignment charges of $1.6 million and an unfavorable change in foreign currency translation.

 

Our European and Other results declined from the same period in 2011 due to lower sales in the European automotive vehicle market and an unfavorable change in foreign currency translation in the current period.

 

Provision for Income Taxes. We recognized a provision for income taxes of $0.3 million and $1.8 million for federal, state and foreign income taxes for the first half of 2012 and 2011, respectively. The decrease in tax expense for the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 was primarily due to a decrease in income before income taxes. The increase in the effective tax rate to 42.7% for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 23.7% for the same period for 2011 was attributable to the negative impact of recognizing a tax benefit for the PST loss at a tax rate significantly lower than the U.S. statutory tax rate. Also, we recognized a one-time tax benefit for foreign loss relief during the first half of 2011. The negative impact of the lower PST tax rate was partially offset by the improved net income before tax of the U.S. operations for which there is no income tax provision due to a full valuation allowance.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Summary of Cash Flows (in thousands):

           Dollar 
       increase / 
Six months ended June 30  2012   2011   (decrease) 
             
 Net cash provided by (used for):               
 Operating activities  $15,316   $(23,113)  $38,429 
 Investing activities   (33,848)   (13,843)   (20,005)
 Financing activities   (21,599)   (534)   (21,065)
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   564    1,964    (1,400)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents  $(39,567)  $(35,526)  $(4,041)

 

The increase in cash provided by operating activities for the first half of 2012 from the first half of 2011 was primarily due to more stabilized working capital requirements during the first half of 2012 as receivables and inventory levels have remained consistent. Our cash used in operating activities for the first half of 2011 was negatively affected by higher accounts receivable and inventory balances.  Our receivable terms and collections rates have remained consistent between periods presented.  

 

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The increase in net cash used for investing activities relates to a disbursement of $19.8 million in conjunction with the acquisition of a controlling interest in PST.

 

The increase in net cash used for financing activities was primarily due to payments made on the asset-based credit facility and the PST term notes.

 

On October 4, 2010, we issued $175.0 million of senior secured notes. These senior secured notes bear interest at an annual rate of 9.5% and mature on October 15, 2017. The senior secured notes are redeemable, at our option, beginning October 15, 2014 at 104.75%. Interest payments are payable on April 15 and October 15 of each year. The senior secured notes indenture limits our and our restricted subsidiaries’ amount of indebtedness, restricts certain payments and includes various other non-financial restrictive covenants, which to date have not been and are not expected to have an impact on our financing flexibility. The senior secured notes are guaranteed by all of our existing domestic restricted subsidiaries. All other restricted subsidiaries that guarantee any of our or our guarantors’ indebtedness will also guarantee the senior secured notes.

 

On October 4, 2010, we entered into a fixed-to-variable interest rate swap agreement (the “Swap”) with a notional amount of $45.0 million. The Swap was designated as a fair value hedge of the fixed interest rate obligation under our $175.0 million 9.5% senior secured notes due October 15, 2017. We pay variable interest equal to the six-month LIBOR plus 7.19% and we receive a fixed interest rate of 9.5% under the Swap. The critical terms of the Swap match the terms of the senior secured notes, including maturity of October 15, 2017, resulting in no hedge ineffectiveness.

 

As outlined in Note 6 to our condensed consolidated financial statements, our asset-based credit facility permits borrowing up to a maximum level of $100.0 million. This facility provides us with lower borrowing rates and allows us the flexibility to refinance our outstanding debt. At June 30, 2012, we had $25.0 million in borrowings on the credit facility. The available borrowing capacity on this credit facility is based on eligible current assets, as defined. At June 30, 2012, we had undrawn borrowing capacity of $63.3 million based on eligible current assets. The credit facility does not contain financial performance covenants which would constrain our borrowing capacity. However, restrictions do include limits on capital expenditures, operating leases, dividends and investment activities in a negative covenant which limits investment activities to $15.0 million minus certain guarantees and obligations. The Company was in compliance with all covenants at June 30, 2012.

 

The BCS revolver permits borrowing up to a maximum level of $3.0 million. On September 30, 2011, BCS amended the Revolver to extend the maturity date to September 28, 2012 and maintained the interest rate at the prime referenced rate plus a margin of 2.0%, which is payable quarterly. The available borrowing capacity on the Revolver is based on an advanced formula, as defined. At June 30, 2012, BCS had no borrowing capacity based on the advanced formula. At June 30, 2012, BCS had approximately $1.1 million in borrowings outstanding on the Revolver, which is included on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of current portion of long-term debt.  At June 30, 2012 the interest rate on the Revolver was 5.25%.  The Company is a guarantor as it relates to the Revolver.

 

The term loan for our Suzhou, China subsidiary is in the amount of 9.0 million Chinese yuan, which was approximately $1.4 million at June 30, 2012, and is included on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of current portion long-term debt. The term loan matures on September 1, 2012. Interest is payable monthly at the one-year lending rate published by The People’s Bank of China multiplied by 127.0%. At June 30, 2012, the interest rate on the term loan was 8.33%.

 

PST maintains several term loans used for working capital purposes. At June 30, 2012, there was $43.7 million in borrowings outstanding on the loans.  Of the outstanding borrowings, $35.4 million is to be paid in 2012 and is included on the June 30, 2012 condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of current portion of long-term debt.  The balance of $8.3 million is included on the June 30, 2012 condensed consolidated balance sheet as a component of long-term debt and is comprised of $1.0 million that matures in 2013, with subsequent annual maturities of approximately $1.2 million through 2019.  Depending on the specific loan, interest is payable either monthly or annually. The term loans due in the next twelve months have fixed interest rates ranging from 9.6% to 15.6%, while the long-term loans have fixed interest rates of 4.0% to 4.5%. As of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, PST was in compliance with all loan covenants.

 

As part of our 2009 acquisition of BCS, we may be required to make additional payments to the previous owners of BCS for the 51% membership interest we purchased based on BCS achieving financial performance targets as defined by the purchase agreement.  The maximum amount of additional payments to the prior owners of BCS is $3.2 million in 2013 and is contingent upon BCS achieving profitability targets based on earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization in 2012.  We did not record an amount related to the fair value of the estimated future additional payments to the prior owners of BCS as of June 30, 2012 on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a liability has not been deemed probable.  The purchase agreement provides us with the option to purchase the remaining 49% interest in BCS in 2013 at a price determined in accordance with the purchase agreement.  If we do not exercise this option the minority owners of BCS have the option in 2014 to purchase our 51% interest in BCS at a price determined in accordance with the purchase agreement or to jointly market BCS for sale.

 

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We have significant U.S. federal income tax net operating loss carryforwards and research credit carryforwards. The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, imposes an annual limitation on the ability of a corporation that undergoes an “ownership change” to use its net operating loss and carryforwards to reduce its tax liability. During the fourth quarter of 2010 we undertook a secondary offering. As a result of the secondary offering a substantial change in our ownership occurred and we experienced an ownership change pursuant to Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

At June 30, 2012, we had a cash and cash equivalents balance of approximately $39.2 million, of which $9.5 million was held domestically and $29.7 million was held in foreign locations. Our cash balance was not restricted at June 30, 2012.

 

Seasonality

 

Our Electronics and Control Devices segments are not typically materially impacted by seasonality, however the demand for our PST segment consumer products are typically higher in the second half of the year, the fourth quarter in particular. 

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Company’s critical accounting policies, which include management’s best estimates and judgments, are included in Part II, Item 7, to the consolidated financial statements of the Company’s 2011 Form 10-K. These accounting policies are considered critical as disclosed in the Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates section of Management’s Discussion and Analysis of the Company’s 2011 Form 10-K because of the potential for a significant impact on the financial statements due to the inherent uncertainty in such estimates.

 

Information regarding other significant accounting policies is included in Note 2 to our consolidated financial statements in Item 8 of Part II of our 2011 Form 10-K.

 

Inflation and International Presence

 

Given the current economic climate and recent fluctuations in certain commodity prices, we believe that an increase in such items could significantly affect our profitability.  Furthermore, by operating internationally, we are affected by foreign currency exchange rates and the economic conditions of certain countries.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Portions of this report contain “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements appear in a number of places in this report and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, our directors or officers with respect to, among other things, our (i) future product and facility expansion, (ii) acquisition strategy, (iii) investments and new product development, and (iv) growth opportunities related to awarded business. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words “will,” “may,” “designed to,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “continue,” and similar words and expressions. The forward-looking statements in this report are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other factors:

·the loss or bankruptcy of a major customer;
·the costs and timing of facility closures, business realignment, or similar actions;
·a significant change in commercial, automotive, agricultural, motorcycle or off-highway vehicle production;
·our ability to achieve cost reductions that offset or exceed customer-mandated selling price reductions;
·a significant change in general economic conditions in any of the various countries in which we operate;
·labor disruptions at our facilities or at any of our significant customers or suppliers;
·the ability of our suppliers to supply us with parts and components at competitive prices on a timely basis;
·the amount of our indebtedness and the restrictive covenants contained in the agreements governing our indebtedness, including our credit facility and the senior secured notes;

 

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·customer acceptance of new products;
·capital availability or costs, including changes in interest rates or market perceptions;
·the failure to achieve the successful integration of any acquired company or business;
·the occurrence or non-occurrence of circumstances beyond our control; and
·those items described in Part I, Item IA (“Risk Factors”) of the Company’s 2011 Form 10-K.

 

In addition, the forward-looking statements contained herein represent our estimates only as of the date of this filing and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, whether to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking statements or otherwise.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

There have been no material changes in market risk presented within Part II, Item 7A of the Company’s 2011 Form 10-K.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of June 30, 2012, an evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the principal executive officer (“PEO”) and principal financial officer (“PFO”), of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s management, including the PEO and PFO, concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of June 30, 2012.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended June 30, 2012 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II–OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

We are involved in certain legal actions and claims arising in the ordinary course of business. However, we do not believe that any of the litigation in which we are currently engaged, either individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. We are subject to the risk of exposure to product liability claims in the event that the failure of any of our products causes personal injury or death to users of our products and there can be no assurance that we will not experience any material product liability losses in the future. We maintain insurance against such product liability claims. In addition, if any of our products prove to be defective, we may be required to participate in a government-imposed or customer OEM-instituted recall involving such products.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

There have been no material changes with respect to risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure

 

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Reference is made to the separate, “Index to Exhibits,” filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  STONERIDGE, INC.
   
Date:  August 9, 2012 /s/ John C. Corey
  John C. Corey
  President and  Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date:  August 9, 2012 /s/ George E. Strickler
  George E. Strickler
  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit Number  

 

Exhibit

     
31.1   Chief Executive Officer certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith.
     
31.2   Chief Financial Officer certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith.
     
32.1   Chief Executive Officer certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith.
     
32.2   Chief Financial Officer certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith.

 

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