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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q 
þ
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
 
or
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from ________ to ________
 
Commission File Number 1-13752
 
Smith-Midland Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
54-1727060
(State or other jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
 
5119 Catlett Road, P.O. Box 300
Midland, VA 22728
(Address, zip code of principal executive offices)
 
(540) 439-3266
(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.  Yes þ No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes þ No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer  o  Accelerated filer  o
 
Non-accelerated filer  o  Smaller reporting company  þ
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o No þ
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Common Stock, $.01 par value, outstanding as of May 15, 2012 : 4,785,262 shares, net of treasury shares

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SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION
 
Form 10-Q Index  
 
Page
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited), March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011
 
 
 
 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
 
 
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
 
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
 
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
 
 
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
 
 
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
 
 
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
 
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
 
 
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
 
 
 
Item 5.
Other Information
 
 
 
Item 6
Exhibits
 
 
 
 
Exhibit 31.1
 
 
Exhibit 31.2
 
 
Exhibit 32
 
 
 
 
 
Signatures


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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.                   Financial Statements
 
SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited) 
ASSETS
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,898,911

 
$
2,130,686

Accounts receivable
 
 
 

  Trade - billed (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $299,085 and $233,851)
5,760,416

 
7,191,071

Trade - unbilled
315,334

 
24,310

Inventories
 
 
 

Raw materials
446,090

 
735,125

Finished goods
1,273,610

 
1,204,508

Prepaid expenses and other assets
233,924

 
354,884

Refundable income taxes
765,354

 
727,440

Deferred taxes
344,000

 
332,000

 
 
 


Total current assets
12,037,639

 
12,700,024

 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
4,440,762

 
4,615,514

 
 
 
 
Total other assets
210,421

 
212,436

 
 
 
 
Total assets
$
16,688,822

 
$
17,527,974

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.
SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts payable - trade
$
1,066,042

 
$
854,165

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
831,667

 
785,387

Current maturities of notes payable
396,033

 
411,561

Customer deposits
122,959

 
932,193

 
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
2,416,701

 
2,983,306

 
 
 
 
Notes payable - less current maturities
2,899,823

 
2,992,996

Deferred tax liability
770,000

 
822,000

 
 
 
 
Total liabilities
6,086,524

 
6,798,302

 
 

 
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
 


 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
 
 
 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value; authorized 1,000,000 shares, none outstanding

 

Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 8,000,000 shares; 4,826,182 issued and outstanding
48,262

 
48,262

Additional paid-in capital
4,995,278

 
4,995,278

Retained earnings
5,661,058

 
5,788,432

 
10,704,598

 
10,831,972

 
 
 
 
Treasury stock, at cost, 40,920 shares
(102,300
)
 
(102,300
)
 
 
 
 
Total stockholders’ equity
10,602,298

 
10,729,672

 
 
 
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
16,688,822

 
$
17,527,974


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

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SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
Revenue
 
 
 
Products sales and leasing
$
4,064,115

 
$
6,071,359

Shipping and installation revenue
1,542,738

 
1,212,882

Royalties
383,571

 
331,146

 
 
 
 
Total revenue
5,990,424

 
7,615,387

 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
4,974,567

 
6,021,439

 
 
 
 
Gross profit
1,015,857

 
1,593,948

 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
 

 
 

General and administrative expenses
658,270

 
766,023

Selling expenses
617,106

 
560,306

 
 
 
 
Total operating expenses
1,275,376

 
1,326,329

 
 
 
 
Gain on sale of assets
58,255

 
2,837

Other
9,792

 
50,041

 
 
 
 
Operating income (loss)
(191,472
)
 
320,497

 
 
 
 
Other income (expense)
 

 
 

Interest expense
(35,251
)
 
(34,778
)
Interest income
1,348

 
5,173

 
 
 
 
Total other expense
(33,903
)
 
(29,605
)
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax (benefit) expense
(225,375
)
 
290,892

 
 
 
 
Income tax (benefit) expense
(98,000
)
 
103,000

 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(127,375
)
 
$
187,892

 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
(0.03
)
 
$
0.04

Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
(0.03
)
 
$
0.04

 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
4,826,182

 
4,704,182

Diluted
4,826,182

 
4,863,818

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

SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
Reconciliation of net income to cash provided (absorbed)
by operating activities
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(127,375
)
 
$
187,892

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided (absorbed)
by operating activities:
 
 
 

Depreciation and amortization
181,998

 
190,211

Stock option compensation expense

 
8,521

Gain on disposal of fixed assets
(58,255
)
 
(2,837
)
Deferred taxes
(64,000
)
 
(13,000
)
(Increase) decrease in:
 
 
 

Accounts receivable  - billed
1,430,654

 
246,665

Accounts receivable  - unbilled
(291,024
)
 
40,738

Inventories
219,934

 
(101,776
)
Prepaid taxes and other assets
85,062

 
12,768

Increase (decrease) in:
 
 
 

Accounts payable - trade
211,875

 
240,142

Accrued expenses and other
46,281

 
(855,503
)
Customer deposits
(809,234
)
 
(96,332
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided (absorbed) by operating activities
825,916

 
(142,511
)
 
.

 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Purchases of property and equipment
(7,269
)
 
(243,243
)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets
58,279

 
3,608

 
 
 
 
Net cash provided (absorbed) by investing activities
51,010

 
(239,635
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Repayments of long-term borrowings and capital leases
(108,701
)
 
(108,056
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash absorbed by financing activities
(108,701
)
 
(108,056
)
 
 
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
768,225

 
(490,202
)
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 

 
 

Beginning of period
2,130,686

 
2,573,168

 
 
 
 
End of period
$
2,898,911

 
$
2,082,966

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

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SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

NOTE 1. – INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORTING
 
Basis of Presentation
 
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information, and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, we have condensed or omitted certain information and footnote disclosures that are included in our annual financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.  The December 31, 2011 balance sheet was derived from audited financial statements included in the Form 10-K.

In the opinion of management, these condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (which consist of normal, recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position and results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.The results disclosed in the condensed consolidated statements of income are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected in any future periods.

Reclassifications

Certain minor reclassifications have been made in prior year amounts to conform to the current year presentation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Revenue Recognition

Smith-Midland Corporation (the "Company") primarily recognizes revenue on the sale of its standard precast concrete products at shipment date, including revenue derived from any projects to be completed under short-term contracts.  Installation of the Company’s standard products is typically performed by the customer; however, in some circumstances, the Company will install certain products which are accomplished at the time of delivery.  The installation activities are usually completed the day of delivery or the following day.  In utility building sales, the majority of the buildings are erected on the Company’s site and delivered completely installed.

Leasing fees are paid at the beginning of the lease agreement and recorded to a deferred revenue account.  As the revenue is earned each month during the contract, the amount earned is recorded as lease income and an equivalent amount is debited to deferred revenue.

Royalties are recognized as revenue as they are earned.  The Company licenses certain other precast companies to produce its licensed products to our engineering specifications under licensing agreements.  The agreements are typically for five year terms and require royalty payments from 4% to 6% which are paid on a monthly basis.  The revenue from licensing agreements is recognized in the month earned.

With respect to certain sales of Soundwall panels, architectural precast panels and Slenderwall™ precast panels, revenue is recognized using the percentage of completion method for recording revenues on long term contracts pursuant to ASC 605-35-25.  The contracts are executed by both parties and clearly stipulate the requirements for progress payments and a schedule of delivery dates.  Provisions for estimated losses on contracts are made in the period in which such losses are determined.

Shipping revenues are recognized in the period the shipping services are provided to the customer.

Smith-Midland products are typically sold pursuant to an implicit warranty as to merchantability only.  Warranty claims are reviewed and resolved on a case by case method.  Although the Company does incur costs for these types of expense, historically the amount of expense is immaterial.


NOTE 2. – RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued new accounting guidance regarding the presentation of comprehensive income. The new guidance requires the presentation of items of net income and comprehensive income in either a single continuous financial statement or in two separate but consecutive financial statements. This accounting guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption did not have a material effect on the company's consolidated financial statements.

In December 2011, the FASB issued new accounting guidance regarding additional disclosures for financial instruments that are offset including the gross amount of the asset and liability as well as the impact of any net amount presented in the consolidated financial statements. These provisions are effective for fiscal and interim periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. The impact of adoption will not have a material effect on the company's consolidated financial statements.




NOTE 3. – NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

Basic earnings per common share exclude all dilutive stock options and are computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. The diluted earnings per common share calculation reflect the potential dilutive effect of securities that could share in earnings of an entity.  Outstanding options were excluded from the diluted earnings (loss) per share calculation because they would have an anti-dilutive effect were 425,965 and 258,166 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
Basic earnings (loss) per share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) available to common shareholder
$
(127,375
)
 
$
187,892

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
4,826,182

 
4,704,182

 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
(0.03
)
 
$
0.04

 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Income (loss) available to common shareholder
$
(127,375
)
 
$
187,892

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
4,826,182

 
4,704,182

Dilutive effect of stock options

 
159,636

 
 
 
 
Total weighted average shares outstanding
4,826,182

 
4,863,818

 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
(0.03
)
 
$
0.04




NOTE 4. – STOCK OPTIONS

In accordance with ASC 718, the Company had no stock option expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and $8,522 for the same period in 2011. The Company uses the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to measure the fair value of stock options granted to employees. The Company did not issue any stock options for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

The following table summarized options outstanding at March 31, 2012
   
 
Number of Shares
Weighted Average Exercise Price
Balance, December 31, 2011
425,965

$
1.82

Granted


Forfeited


Exercised


 
 
 
Outstanding options at end of quarter
425,965

1.82

 
 
 
Outstanding exercisable options at end of quarter
425,965

1.82


The intrinsic value of outstanding and exercisable options at March 31, 2012 was approximately $72,000 .

NOTE 5. – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

Through the date of the filing of this Form 10-Q, the Company has evaluated events and transactions occurring subsequent to March 31, 2012 and has determined that there have been no significant events or transactions that provide additional evidence about conditions of the Company that existed as of the balance sheet date except as follows:

Line of Credit

As reported on Form 8-K filed on May 16, 2012, on May 10, 2012 the Company completed the refinance of its matured line of credit with Summit Community Bank for $2,000,000 under substantially the same terms and in the same amount. The loan is collateralized by a first lien position on the Company's accounts receivable and inventory and a second lien position on all other business assets. The interest rate is equal to the Wall Street Journal prime rate with an initial rate of 4.75% and a floor of 4.75% per annum, adjustable every month with interest only payments due on a monthly basis. The loan matures on May 10, 2013. Advances on the line of credit are made at the request of the Company. Key provisions of the line of credit require the Company (i) to obtain bank approval for capital expenditures in excess of $700,000 during the term of the loan; (ii) to maintain a minimum tangible equity of $5,000,000; (iii) to obtain bank approval prior to its funding any acquisition and (iv) to obtain bank approval prior to the payment of dividends on the Company's common stock. There were no outstanding balances at the time of the renewal.

Equipment Purchase Commitment
    
As reported in the same Form 8-K referenced above, on May 10, 2012 the Company received a Commitment Letter from Summit Community Bank to provide a guidance line of credit specifically to purchase business equipment in the amount of $1,000,000. The commitment provides for the purchase of equipment with minimum advances of $50,000 for which a note payable will be executed with a term not to exceed five years with an interest rate at the Wall Street Journal prime rate plus .5% with a floor of 4.75% per annum. The loan is collateralized by a first lien position on all equipment purchased under the line. The commitment for the guidance line of credit matures on May 9, 2013. The key provisions of the guidance line of credit are the same as those of the Summit Community Bank line of credit more fully described above.


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

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report and related documents include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,

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uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements not to occur or be realized.  Such forward looking statements generally are based upon the Company’s best estimates of future results, performance or achievement, based upon current conditions and the most recent results of operations.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar terms, variations of those terms or the negative of those terms.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things, such factors as:

no assurance of profitable operations; in this respect the Company incurred a net loss of $127,375 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and a net loss of $351,680 for the year ended December 31,2011,
our level of indebtedness and ability to satisfy the same,

the continued availability of financing in the amounts, at the times, and on the terms required, to support our future business and capital projects,

the extent to which we are successful in developing, acquiring, licensing or securing patents for proprietary products,

changes in economic conditions specific to any one or more of our markets (including the availability of public funds and grants for construction),

changes in general economic conditions, such as the current weakness in construction in 2012 in the Company’s primary service area,

adverse weather which inhibits the demand for our products,

our compliance with governmental regulations,

the outcome of future litigation,

on material construction projects, our ability to produce and install product that conforms to contract specifications and in a time frame that meets the contract requirements,

the cyclical nature of the construction industry,

our exposure to increased interest expense payments should interest rates change,

the Company’s Board of Directors, which is composed of four members, has only one outside, independent director,

the Company does not have an audit committee; the Board of Directors functions in that role,

the Company’s Board of Directors does not have a member that qualifies as an audit committee financial expert as defined in SEC regulations, and

the other factors and information disclosed and discussed in other sections of this report, and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Investors and shareholders should carefully consider such risks, uncertainties and other information, disclosures and discussions which contain cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those provided in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

  
Overview

The Company invents, develops, manufactures, markets, leases, licenses, sells, and installs a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, utilities and farming industries.  The Company's customers are primarily general contractors and federal, state, and local transportation authorities located in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Midwestern regions of the United States.  The Company's operating strategy has involved producing innovative and

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proprietary products, including Slenderwall™, a patented, lightweight, energy efficient concrete and steel exterior wall panel for use in building construction; J-J Hooks® Highway Safety Barrier, a positive-connected highway safety barrier; Sierra Wall, a sound barrier primarily for roadside use; and Easi-Set® transportable concrete buildings, also patented.  In addition, the Company produces custom order precast concrete products with various architectural surfaces, as well as generic highway sound barriers, utility vaults, and farm products such as cattleguards and water and feed troughs.

The Company was incorporated in Delaware on August 2, 1994.  Prior to a corporate reorganization completed in October 1994, the Company conducted its business primarily through Smith-Midland Virginia, which was incorporated in 1960 as Smith Cattleguard Company, a Virginia corporation, and which subsequently changed its name to Smith-Midland Corporation in 1985.  The Company’s principal offices are located at 5119 Catlett Road, Midland, Virginia 22728 and its telephone number is (540) 439-3266.  As used in this report, unless the context otherwise requires, the term the “Company” refers to Smith-Midland Corporation and its subsidiaries.

The Company’s results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 were below that of the same period in 2011.  While the Company was successful in acquiring several large contracts during 2011, intense competition for these types of contracts in the geographical areas serviced by the Company has caused a decrease in profit margins for some of the large construction projects. Management has diligently worked to improve its profit margins by improving production processes and working more closely with its major suppliers to obtain raw materials at the lowest possible prices.

  

The Company’s overall performance for the first quarter of 2012 was impacted by the continued slowdown in the nations economy and the construction industry in which it operates. In an effort to mitigate its potential losses in 2012, management elected to enact employee layoffs at all levels of its primary manufacturing entity, Smith-Midland Virginia, including both production and overhead divisions. In addition to the layoffs made, management also enacted salary reductions for all remaining employees with senior managers absorbing the biggest reductions. The layoffs and salary reductions were made in February of 2012 and resulted in annualized savings of approximately $2,000,000. It is anticipated that as the economy begins a meaningful comeback and the Company returns to profitable position, the salary reductions would be rescinded. Management believes that its first responsibility is to the shareholders of Smith-Midland and understands that our highest priority is to return to profitability as quickly as possible without negatively affecting future earnings.


Results of Operations

Three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011
  
Revenue By Type
  


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2012
 
2011
 
Change
 
% of Change
Product Sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soundwall Sales
$
285,945

 
$
900,218

 
$
(614,273
)
 
(68)%
Architectural Panel Sales
688,398

 
1,012,138

 
(323,740
)
 
(32)%
Slenderwall Sales
360,776

 
1,050,242

 
(689,466
)
 
(66)%
Miscellaneous Wall Sales
77,517

 

 
77,517

 
—%
Total Wall Sales
1,412,636

 
2,962,598

 
(1,549,962
)
 
(52)%
Barrier Sales
743,923

 
839,415

 
(95,492
)
 
(11)%
Easi-Set and Easi-Span Building Sales
462,011

 
812,218

 
(350,207
)
 
(43)%
Utility and Farm Product Sales
377,460

 
769,336

 
(391,876
)
 
(51)%
Miscellaneous Product Sales
989,054

 
548,405

 
440,649

 
80%
Total Product Sales
3,985,084

 
5,931,972

 
(1,946,888
)
 
(33)%
Royalty Income
383,571

 
331,146

 
52,425

 
16%
Barrier Rentals
79,031

 
139,387

 
(60,356
)
 
(43)%
Shipping and Installation Revenue
1,542,738

 
1,212,882

 
329,856

 
27%
Total Service Revenue
2,005,340

 
1,683,415

 
321,925

 
19%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Revenue
$
5,990,424

 
$
7,615,387

 
$
(1,624,963
)
 
(21)%
  
Wall Sales Wall sales are generally large contracts issued by general contractors for production and delivery of a specific wall panel for a specific construction project.  Changes in the mix of wall sales depend on what contracts are in production during the period.  Overall wall sales decreased significantly during three months ended March 31, 2012 due to the continued stagnant construction economy. The Company acquired several new wall contracts in 2011, however, because of current market conditions, these contracts were bid at lower profit margins than in more stable economic times. These contracts are currently in the production process. The Company bid on several large contracts during the first quarter of 2012 and is currently in the process of bidding on additional contracts. Management believes the Company will be awarded one or more of these contracts based on current discussions with the general contractors awarding the contracts. Miscellaneous wall sales increased during the current period as compared to the same period in 2011. Miscellaneous wall sales for the period consisted mainly of retaining wall panels and special panels for several smaller wall contracts.

Barrier Sales – Barrier sales decreased slightly during the three months ended of March 31, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. The decrease in sales relates primarily to the slowdown in federal and state government contracts for road projects.  While the overall barrier market has slowed significantly over the last several years, the Company did receive a large contract to provide barrier for a Virginia road project which will start production in the second quarter of the year. It is anticipated that federal and state government contracts for road projects will increase from current levels only slightly, if at all, during the remainder of the year.  

Easi-Set® and Easi-Span® Building Sales – Building sales decreased by 43% during the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to the same period in 2011.  The Company has received two large building orders that will be produced and delivered in the second quarter of 2012.  Recent bidding activity in the Company's geographical area lead management to believe that building sales will improve slightly during the remainder of 2012.

Utility and Farm Product Sales – Utility and farm product sales decreased by 51% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to the same period 2011.  The decrease in utility products, mainly manholes, is a result of the continued weakness in the construction industry. The Company is aggressively seeking sales of utility products through its marketing and sales staff to maintain and improve sales over the remainder of 2012.

Miscellaneous Product Sales – Miscellaneous products are products produced and sold that do not meet the criteria defined for other revenue categories.  For the current period, miscellaneous sales increased by 80% compared to the same period in 2011.  The increase in sales relates to several contracts in progress during the quarter for the manufacture of a METRO rail station, bridge parapets and underground vaults. Miscellaneous product sales depends in part on the continued availability of these type of jobs and improvement in the construction industry overall.

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Royalty Income – Royalty revenue increased slightly during the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to the same period in 2011.  The increase was due in part to increased barrier royalties and royalties on a large Slenderwall™ job. The Company signed its first Softsound™ licensee during the first quarter of 2012 and is in discussions with a another potential licensee for SoftSound™. The Company continues to help licensees promote their products to increase its royalty revenues.

Barrier Rentals – Barrier rentals decreased for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. The decrease in barrier rentals is believed to be a result of the slow construction economy. Management believes barrier rentals will increase slightly over the remainder of the year as it anticipates that federal and state government contracts for road projects will increase from current levels only slightly, if at all, during the remainder of 2012.

Shipping and Installation – Shipping and installation revenue increased by $329,856 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, due in part to the to the installation of both an architectural and a Slenderwall™ project during the period.  Shipping and installation revenue is expected to remain constant for the remainder of the year.

Cost of Goods Sold – Total cost of goods sold for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $4,974,567, a decrease of $1,046,872, or 17%, from $6,021,439 for the same period in 2011.  Total cost of goods sold, as a percentage of total revenue, not including royalties, was 89% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 up from 83% for the same period in 2011.  The increase in cost of goods sold as a percentage of total revenue, excluding royalties, was primarily due to a product mix that contained several less profitable contracts due to intense competitive bidding in the geographically areas serviced by the Company. Management believes that inflation will cause a slight increase in some raw material costs while most will remain relatively flat during the remainder of the year. Management made some tough decisions during the first quarter of 2012 and for the first time made cutbacks in all areas to reduce both overhead and cost of goods sold. In addition, management enacted salary decreases for the remaining staff with the highest level of management taking the largest reductions.

General and Administrative Expenses – For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company's general and administrative expenses decreased $107,753, or 14%, to $658,270 from $766,023 during the same period in 2011.  The decrease was primarily related to the cutbacks and reduction of salaries described above, the reduction in state use tax assessed on installation projects and a reduction in general office expenses. General and administrative expense as a percentage of total revenue was 11% and 10% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Selling Expenses – Selling expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 increased to $617,106 from $560,306 for the same period in 2011, or 10%.  The increase resulted from additional sales staff added, primarily non-Smith-Midland Virginia employees, and commissions, which are based on contract awards rather than revenue earned, partially offset by a reduction in general office expenses.

Operating Income – The Company had an operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 of $191,472 compared to operating income of $320,497 for the same period in 2011.  The decrease in operating income was primarily the result of decreased sales and increased cost of goods sold as a percentage of revenues.

Interest Expense – Interest expense was $35,251 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to $34,778 for the same period in 2011.  The decrease of $473, or 1%, was due primarily to payment of notes payable during the period.

Income Tax Expense – The Company had an income tax benefit of $98,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to a tax expense of $103,000 for the same period in 2011.
Net Income – The Company had a net loss of $127,375 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to net income of $187,892 for the same period in 2011.


Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company has financed its capital expenditures and its operating requirements for the first three months of 2012 primarily from cash balances.  The Company had $3,295,856 of debt obligations at March 31, 2012, of which $396,033 was scheduled to mature within twelve months.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company made repayments of outstanding debt in the amount $108,701.

The Company's line of credit in the amount of $2,000,000 and its equipment guidance line in the amount of

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$1,000,000 matured on July 7, 2011. No amounts were outstanding under these lines of credit during at the time of maturity. The Company was in discussions with Summit Community Bank regarding the renewal of these lines of credit at March 31, 2012, and subsequent to that date, both loans were renewed. For more detail regarding the renewal terms see Note 4 - Subsequent Events.

At March 31, 2012, the Company had cash totaling $2,898,911 compared to cash totaling $2,130,686 on December 31, 2011.  The increase in cash is primarily the result of customer payments on accounts receivable during the period. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, operating activities provided $825,916 of cash, investing activities provided $51,010, and financing activities absorbed $108,701 .

Capital spending totaled $7,269 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared to $243,243 for the same period in 2011.  The 2012 expenditures were primarily for the replacement of property and equipment used in the production process.  As demonstrated by the low dollar value of purchases in the first quarter of 2012, the Company plans to make minimum purchases of property and equipment for the remainder of the year, based solely on production needs only. 

As a result of the Company’s existing variable rate debt burden, the Company is sensitive to changes in the prevailing interest rates.  Increases in such rates may materially and adversely affect the Company’s ability to finance its operations either by increasing the Company’s cost to service its current debt, or by creating a more burdensome refinancing environment.  Each 1% increase in interest rates affecting the Company’s outstanding debt will reduce income by approximately $33,000 annually.

The Company’s cash flow from operations is affected by production schedules set by contractors, which generally provide for payment 35 to 75 days after the products are produced.  This payment schedule may result in liquidity problems for the Company because it must bear a portion of the cost of production before it receives payment from its customers.  The Company’s average days sales outstanding, excluding the effect of unbilled revenue, decreased from 95 days for the year ended December 31, 2011 to 91 days for the three months ended March 31, 2012.  The decrease in days sales outstanding is attributable to the reduction of accounts receivable through increased collections efforts. Although no assurances can be given, the Company believes that anticipated cash flow from operations and the availability under the lines of credits will be sufficient to finance the Company’s operations for at least the next twelve months.

The Company’s inventory was $1,719,700 at March 31, 2012 and at December 31, 2011 was $1,946,444 or a decrease of $226,744.  Inventory turnover was 2.1 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2.5 for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
  
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The Company’s critical accounting policies are more fully described in its Summary of Accounting Policies to the Company’s consolidated financial statements on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.  The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted within the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions in certain circumstances that affect amounts reported in the accompanying financial statements and related notes.  In preparing these financial statements, management has made its best estimates and judgments of certain amounts included in the financial statements, giving due consideration to materiality.  The Company does not believe there is a great likelihood that materially different amounts would be reported related to the accounting policies described below, however, application of these accounting policies involves the exercise of judgment and the use of assumptions as to future uncertainties and as a result, actual results could differ from these estimates.

The Company evaluates the adequacy of its allowance for doubtful accounts at the end of each quarter. In performing this evaluation, the Company analyzes the payment history of its significant past due accounts, subsequent cash collections on these accounts and comparative accounts receivable aging statistics.  Based on this information, along with other related factors, the Company develops what it considers to be a reasonable estimate of the uncollectible amounts included in accounts receivable. This estimate involves significant judgment by the management of the Company.  Actual uncollectible amounts may differ from the Company’s estimate.

The Company recognizes revenue on the sale of its standard precast concrete products at shipment date, including revenue derived from any projects to be completed under short-term contracts.  Installation services for precast concrete products, leasing and royalties are recognized as revenue as they are earned on an accrual basis.  Licensing fees are recognized under the accrual method unless collectability is in doubt, in which event revenue is recognized as cash is received.  Certain sales of Soundwall, Slenderwall™, and other architectural concrete products are recognized upon completion of units produced under long-term contracts.  When necessary, provisions for estimated losses on these contracts are made in the period in which such losses are determined. Changes in job performance, conditions and contract settlements that affect profit are recognized in

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the period in which the changes occur.  Unbilled trade accounts receivable represents revenue earned on units produced for a specific customer contract and not yet billed.

Seasonality

The Company services the construction industry primarily in areas of the United States where construction activity may be inhibited by adverse weather during the winter.  As a result, the Company may experience reduced revenues from December through February and realize a more significant part of its revenues during the other months of the year.  The Company may experience lower profits, or losses, during the winter months, and as such, must have sufficient working capital to fund its operations at a reduced level until the spring construction season.  The failure to generate or obtain sufficient working capital during the winter may have a material adverse effect on the Company.

Inflation

Raw material costs for the Company, steel, cement, aggregates and other direct materials used in production increased only slightly in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 and the Company anticipates prices will remain relatively stable in 2012.

Sales Backlog

As of May 15, 2012, the Company’s sales backlog was approximately $8.1 million, as compared to approximately $6.0 million at approximately the same date in 2011.  It is estimated that substantially all of the projects in the sales backlog will be produced within 12 months.  The Company also maintains a regularly occurring repeat customer business, which should be considered in addition to the ordered production backlog described above. These orders typically have a quick turn around and represent purchases of a significant portion of the Company’s inventoried standard products, such as highway safety barrier, utility and Easi-Set® and Easi-Span® building products.  Historically, this regularly occurring repeat customer business has ranged from $5.0 million to $7.0 million annually.

ITEM 3.                   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Not Applicable

ITEM 4.                   Controls and Procedures

(a)      Disclosure controls and procedures

The Company carried out our evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report, pursuant to Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Based on this evaluation, the chief executive officer and chief financial officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective at March 31, 2012.


(b)      Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended March 31, 2012 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.                   Legal Proceedings

The Company is not presently involved in any litigation of a material nature.

ITEM 1A.                   Risk Factors

Not required

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

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None

ITEM 3.                   Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None

ITEM 4.                   Mine Safety Disclosures

None

ITEM 5.                   Other Information

None

ITEM 6.                   Exhibits

   Exhibit
No.
Exhibit Description
31.1
Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
31.2
Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
32.1
Certification pursuant 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adapted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document.*
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.*
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.*
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.*
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.*

* The XBRL-related information in Exhibit 101 to this quarterly report on Form 10-Q shall be deemed to be "furnished" and not "filed"

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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.

 
 
SMITH-MIDLAND CORPORATION
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 21, 2012
By:
/s/ Rodney I. Smith
 
 
 
 
Rodney I. Smith, President
 
 
 
 
(Principal Executive Officer) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 21, 2012
By:
/s/ William A. Kenter
 
 
 
 
William A. Kenter, Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
(Principal Financial Officer) 
 
 


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Smith-Midland Corporation
Exhibit Index to Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
For the three months ended March 31, 2012
  
   Exhibit
No
Exhibit Description
31.1
Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
31.2
Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
32.1
Certification pursuant 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adapted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document.*
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.*
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.*
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.*
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.*

* The XBRL-related information in Exhibit 101 to this quarterly report on Form 10-Q shall be deemed to be "furnished" and not "filed"



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