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

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

[X]
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

[  ]
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: 1-10245

RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Nevada
95-­1480559
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 350, Pennsauken, New Jersey  08109-4613
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                                                                                                (Zip Code)

(856) 356-4500
(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 [X]     NO [  ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  YES [X]     NO [  ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.  (See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  (Check one):
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Accelerated Filer [  ]
Non-Accelerated Filer [  ]
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller Reporting Company [X]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
YES [  ]     NO [X]

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of the Registrant's class of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Common Stock, $0.05 par value, 12,712,272 shares outstanding as of May 1, 2012.

 
 

 

RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES



PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
   
 
Page
Item 1.
Consolidated Financial Statements
 
     
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 (Unaudited)
and December 31, 2011
 
3
     
 
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income for the Thirteen Week Periods Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011
 
4
     
 
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity
for the Thirteen Week Period Ended March 31, 2012 and Unaudited
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the
Thirteen Week Periods Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011
 
5
     
 
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Thirteen Week
Periods Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011
 
6
     
 
Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements
7
     
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
and Results of Operations
 
18
     
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
30
     
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
30
   
   
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
   
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
31
     
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
31
     
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
31
     
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
31
     
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
31
     
Item 5.
Other Information
31
     
Item 6.
Exhibits
32
   
Signatures
33

 
 
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ITEM 1.
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2012
 
2011
 
 
(Unaudited)
     
Current assets:
       
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$31,478
 
$28,417
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
39,787
 
39,031
 
 
Transit accounts receivable
1,159
 
3,029
 
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
2,320
 
2,087
 
 
Deferred income tax assets, domestic
666
 
665
 
   
Total current assets
75,410
 
73,229
 
             
Property and equipment, net
2,355
 
2,535
 
         
Other assets:
       
 
Deposits
273
 
199
 
 
Goodwill
7,319
 
7,319
 
 
Intangible assets, net
184
 
210
 
 
Deferred income tax assets, domestic
2,550
 
2,686
 
   
Total other assets
10,326
 
10,414
 
             
   
Total assets
$88,091
 
$86,178
 
 
Current liabilities:
       
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$4,860
 
$5,107
 
 
Transit accounts payable
2,087
 
3,030
 
 
Accrued payroll and related costs
7,292
 
5,831
 
 
Income taxes payable
826
 
226
 
 
Deferred income tax liability, foreign
87
 
85
 
 
Contingent consideration
11
 
11
 
   
Total current liabilities
15,163
 
14,290
 
             
   
Contingent consideration
184
 
227
 
             
   
Total liabilities
15,347
 
14,517
 
             
Stockholders' equity:
       
 
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized;
       
   
no shares issued or outstanding
-
 
-
 
 
Common stock, $0.05 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized;
       
   
13,391,109 shares issued and 12,744,561 shares outstanding at
March 31, 2012 and 13,335,008 shares issued and 12,743,222 shares outstanding at December 31, 2011
669
 
666
 
 
Additional paid-in capital
108,482
 
108,203
 
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income
1,341
 
1,306
 
 
Accumulated deficit
(34,742
)
(35,801
)
 
Treasury stock (646,548 shares at March 31, 2012 and
591,786 at December 31, 2011, at cost)
(3,006
)
(2,713
)
   
Total stockholders' equity
72,744
 
71,661
 
             
   
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$88,091
 
$86,178
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Thirteen Week Periods Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)


 
Thirteen Week Periods Ended
 
 
March 31,
2012
 
April 2,
2011
 
         
Revenues
$38,206
 
$38,706
 
Cost of services
27,921
 
27,656
 
Gross profit
10,285
 
11,050
 
         
Operating costs and expenses
       
 
Selling, general and administrative
8,231
 
8,684
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
278
 
309
 
 
8,509
 
8,993
 
         
Operating income
1,776
 
2,057
 
         
Other (expense) income
       
 
Interest expense and other, net
(11
)
(8
)
 
Reduction in contingent consideration
43
 
-
 
 
Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions
1
 
(12
)
 
33
 
(20
)
         
Income before income taxes
1,809
 
2,037
 
Income tax expense
750
 
862
 
         
Net income
$1,059
 
$1,175
 


Basic and diluted net earnings per share
$0.08
 
$0.09
 
 
 
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Thirteen Week Period Ended March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share amounts)



 
 
 
Common Stock
 
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
 
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
 
 
Treasury Stock
 
Total
 
 
Issued
Shares
 
Amount
 
Shares
 
 
Amount
                                 
Balance, December 31, 2011
13,335,008
 
$666
 
$108,203
 
$1,306
 
($35,801
)
591,786
 
($2,713
)
$71,661
 
                                 
Issuance of stock under
   employee stock purchase plan
13,901
 
1
 
60
                 
61
 
Translation adjustment
           
35
             
35
 
Issuance of stock upon exercise of
   stock options
42,200
 
2
 
205
                 
207
 
Stock based compensation expense
       
14
                 
14
 
Common stock repurchase
                   
54,762
 
(293
)
(293
)
Net income
               
1,059
         
1,059
 
                                 
Balance, March 31, 2012
13,391,109
 
$669
 
$108,482
 
$1,341
 
($34,742
)
646,548
 
($3,006
)
$72,744
 


 
 
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Thirteen Week Periods Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)



 
March 31,
 
April 2,
 
2012
 
2011
       
Net income
$1,059
 
$1,175
Foreign currency translation adjustment
35
 
138
Comprehensive income
$1,094
 
$1,313
 
 
 

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Thirteen Week Periods Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011
 (Unaudited)
(In thousands)


 
March 31,
2012
 
April 2,
2011
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
       
 
Net income
$1,059
 
$1,175
 
           
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
  operating activities:
       
   
Depreciation and amortization
278
 
308
 
   
Reduction of contingent consideration
(43
)
-
 
   
Stock-based compensation expense
14
 
23
 
   
Provision for (reduction of) allowance for doubtful accounts
4
 
(103
)
   
Deferred income tax expense
137
 
-
 
   
Changes in assets and liabilities:
       
     
Accounts receivable
(681
)
(475
)
     
Transit accounts receivable
1,869
 
-
 
     
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(197
)
(277
)
     
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(275
)
(86
)
     
Transit accounts payable
(942
)
-
 
     
Accrued payroll and related costs
1,429
 
973
 
     
Income taxes payable
601
 
370
 
 
Total adjustments
2,194
 
733
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
3,253
 
1,908
 
         
Cash flows from investing activities:
       
 
Property and equipment acquired
(73
)
(67
)
 
Increase in deposits
(74
)
(43
)
 
Net cash used in investing activities
(147
)
(110
)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:
       
 
Sale of stock for employee stock purchase plan
61
 
84
 
 
Exercise of stock options
207
 
23
 
 
Common stock repurchases
(293
)
(655
)
 
Net cash used in financing activities
(25
)
(548
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(20
)
(9
)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
3,061
 
1,241
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
28,417
 
24,704
 
         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$31,478
 
$25,945
 
         
Supplemental cash flow information:
       
 
Cash paid for:
       
   
Interest
$20
 
$24
 
   
Income taxes
$69
 
$521
 


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

1.  
Basis of Presentation

The accompanying consolidated interim financial statements of RCM Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries (“RCM” or the “Company”) are unaudited. The year-end consolidated balance sheet was derived from audited statements but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. These statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission pertaining to reports on Form 10-Q and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2011 included in the Company’s Annual Report Form 10-K for such period. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations.

The consolidated financial statements for the unaudited interim periods presented include all adjustments (consisting only of normal, recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, results of operations and cash flows for such interim periods.

Results for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 or April 1, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full year.

2.  
Fiscal Year

The Company follows a 52/53 week fiscal reporting calendar ending on the Saturday closest to December 31.  The fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 was a 52-week reporting year.  The first fiscal quarter of 2012 and the first fiscal quarter of 2011 ended on the following dates, respectively:

Period Ended
Weeks in Quarter
Weeks in Year to Date
March 31, 2012
Thirteen
Thirteen
April 2, 2011
Thirteen
Thirteen

3.  
Use of Estimates and Uncertainties

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

The Company uses estimates to calculate an allowance for doubtful accounts on its accounts receivables, adequacy of reserves, and the valuation of certain assets and liability accounts.  These estimates can be significant to the operating results and financial position of the Company.

The Company has risk participation arrangements with respect to workers compensation and health care insurance.  The amounts included in the Company’s costs related to this risk participation are estimated and can vary based on changes in assumptions, the Company’s claims experience or the providers included in the associated insurance programs.
 

 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

3.
Use of Estimates and Uncertainties (Continued)
 
The Company can be affected by a variety of factors including uncertainty relating to the performance of the general economy, competition, demand for the Company’s services, adverse litigation and claims and the hiring, training and retention of key employees.
 
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company’s carrying value of financial instruments, consisting primarily of accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses, approximates fair value due to their liquidity or their short-term nature.  The Company does not have derivative products in place to manage risks related to foreign currency fluctuations for its foreign operations or for interest rate changes.
 
4.
Accounts Receivable
 
The Company’s accounts receivable are comprised as follows:
 
 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
Billed
$27,692
 
$28,460
 
Accrued and unbilled
3,219
 
3,143
 
Work-in-progress
10,335
 
8,883
 
Allowance for doubtful accounts and sales discounts
(1,459
)
(1,455
)
         
Accounts receivable, net
$39,787
 
$39,031
 
 
Unbilled receivables primarily represent revenues earned whereby those services are ready to be billed as of the balance sheet ending date.  Work-in-process primarily represents revenues earned under contracts which the Company is contractually precluded from invoicing until future dates as project milestones are realized.
 
5.
Property and Equipment
 
Property and equipment are stated at cost and are depreciated on the straight-line method at rates calculated to provide for retirement of assets at the end of their estimated useful lives.  The annual rates are 20% for computer hardware and software as well as furniture and office equipment.  Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the estimated life of the asset or the lease term.
 
Property and equipment are comprised of the following:
 
 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
Equipment and furniture
$2,452
 
$2,767
 
Computers and systems
4,974
 
5,641
 
Leasehold improvements
883
 
1,039
 
 
8,309
 
9,447
 
         
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
5,954
 
6,912
 
         
Property and equipment, net
$2,355
 
$2,535
 
 
The Company periodically writes off fully depreciated assets.  The Company wrote off fully depreciated assets of $1,211 and $443 for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011, respectively.
 
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

6.
Acquisitions

General
The Company has acquired numerous companies throughout its history and those acquisitions have generally included significant future contingent consideration.  In general, the future contingent consideration amounts have fallen into one of two categories: (a) Deferred Consideration - fixed amounts due if the acquisition achieves a base level of earnings which has been determined at the time of acquisition and (b) Earnouts – amounts payable that are not fixed and are based on the growth in excess of the base level earnings.

Future Contingent Payments
The Company has one active acquisition agreement relating to the acquisition of the assets of Project Solutions Group, Inc. (“PSG”) in 2009 whereby future contingent consideration may be earned and paid.  The Company, at the time of the PSG acquisition, determined that the fair value of the total future contingent consideration (Deferred Consideration and Earnouts) associated with the PSG acquisition was approximately $0.4 million and was included in the allocation of the purchase price.  The amount actually paid may substantially exceed the estimated fair value.

The Company’s outstanding Deferred Consideration which relate to the PSG acquisition obligations potentially due after March 31, 2012 could, if certain objectives are achieved, result in the following maximum Deferred Consideration payments:

Period Ending
 
    Amount
December 29, 2012
 
$11
December 28, 2013
 
184
Maximum deferred consideration
 
$195

The Company does not believe that future Earnouts paid, if any, are likely to be material.  The Company’s estimate of the fair value of the total future contingent consideration (Deferred Consideration plus Earnouts, if any) expected to be paid to PSG is $195 at March 31, 2012, which is reflected as the contingent consideration on the accompanying balance sheet.

During the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012, the Company reduced its liability for contingent consideration by $43, which is reflected in other income.  No consideration was paid during the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 1, 2011.

 
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

7.
Goodwill

Goodwill represents the premium paid over the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired in business combinations.  The Company is required to assess the carrying value of its reporting units that contain goodwill at least on an annual basis.  The Company has the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a two-step impairment test. If the Company believes, as a result of the qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than the carrying value, the quantitative impairment test is required.  The Company has determined that the qualitative factors that exist do not suggest that an impairment of goodwill exists.

The carrying amount of goodwill for March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 for the Company’s Information Technology, Engineering and Specialty Health Care segments were $5,516, $100 and $1,703, respectively.
 
8.
Intangible Assets

The Company evaluates long-lived assets and intangible assets with definite lives for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  When the Company determines that it is probable that undiscounted future cash flows will not be sufficient to recover an asset’s carrying amount, the asset is written down to its fair value.  Assets to be disposed of by sale, if any, are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less cost to sell.

The following table reflects the components of intangible assets, all of which relate to the IT segment, excluding goodwill:

 
Total
Balance as of December 31, 2011
$210
   
Amortization of intangibles during the
   thirteen week period ended
   March 31, 2012
26
   
Balance as of March 31, 2012
$184

The Company periodically writes off fully amortized intangible assets.  The Company wrote off fully amortized intangibles of $171 and $0 for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011, respectively.

9.
Line of Credit

The Company and its subsidiaries are party to a loan agreement with Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, amended and restated effective February 20, 2009, which provides for a $15 million revolving credit facility and includes a sub-limit of $5.0 million for letters of credit (the “Revolving Credit Facility”).  The Revolving Credit Facility has been amended several times, most recently on December 24, 2011 when the maturity date was extended to August 31, 2016.  Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility bear interest at one of two alternative rates, as selected by the Company at each incremental borrowing.  These alternatives are: (i) LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), plus applicable margin, or (ii) the agent bank's prime rate.  The Company also pays unused line fees based on the amount of the Revolving Credit Facility that is not drawn.  Unused line fees are recorded as interest expense.
 
 
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

9.
Line of Credit (Continued)

All borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility are collateralized by all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries and a pledge of the stock of its subsidiaries.  The Revolving Credit Facility also contains various financial and non-financial covenants, such as restrictions on the Company’s ability to pay dividends.

There were no borrowings during the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011.  At March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011, there were letters of credit outstanding for $0.9 million.  At March 31, 2012, the Company had availability for additional borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility of $14.1 million.

10.
Per Share Data

Both basic and diluted earnings per share for all periods are calculated based on the reported earnings in the Company’s consolidated statements of income.

The number of common shares used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011 was determined as follows:

 
Thirteen Week Periods Ended
 
 
March 31,
2012
 
April 2,
2011
 
         
Basic weighted average shares outstanding
12,752,326
 
13,084,488
 
Dilutive effect of outstanding stock options
210,802
 
153,125
 
         
Weighted average dilutive shares outstanding
12,963,128
 
13,237,613
 

There were 62,500 and 194,400 options not included in the calculation of common stock equivalents because the exercise price of the options exceeded the average market price during the thirteen weeks ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011, respectively.

Unissued shares of common stock were reserved for the following purposes:

 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
         
Exercise of options outstanding
878,094
 
916,594
 
Future grants of options or shares
417,600
 
437,600
 
Shares reserved for employee stock purchase plan
263,056
 
276,957
 
         
Total
1,558,750
 
1,631,151
 


 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

11.
Share Based Compensation

At March 31, 2012, the Company had four share-based employee compensation plans.  The Company measures the fair value of stock options, if and when granted, based on the Black-Scholes method and using the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant.  Grants vest over periods ranging from one to three years and expire within 10 years of issuance. Share-based compensation expense related to awards is amortized in accordance with applicable vesting periods using the straight-line method.  Share-based compensation expense of $14 and $23 was recognized for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011, respectively.

There were 20,000 options granted during the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 and no options granted during the thirteen week period ended April 2, 2011.  Activity regarding outstanding options for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 is as follows:

 
All Stock Options Outstanding
 
 
 
Shares
 
Weighted Average
Exercise Price
 
Options outstanding as of December 31, 2011
916,594
 
$4.24
 
Options granted
20,000
 
$5.40
 
Options exercised
(42,200
)
$4.91
 
Options forfeited/cancelled
(16,300
)
$4.24
 
         
Options outstanding as of March 31, 2012
878,094
 
$4.24
 
         
Options outstanding price range at March 31, 2012
$1.73 - $9.81
     
         
Options exercisable as of March 31, 2012
722,400
 
$4.59
 
         
Intrinsic value of outstanding stock options as of March 31, 2012
$1,316
     
         
Intrinsic value of stock options exercised for the thirteen
   week period ended March 31, 2012
$26
     

Incentive Stock Option Plans

1994 Non-employee Directors Stock Option Plan (the 1994 Plan)

The 1994 Plan, approved by the Company’s stockholders in May 1994 and amended in April 1998, provided for the issuance of up to 110,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to non-employee directors of the Company through February 19, 2004, at which time the 1994 Plan expired.  Options granted under the 1994 Plan were granted at fair market value at the date of grant, and the exercise of options is contingent upon service as a director for a period of one year.  Options granted under the 1994 Plan terminate when an optionee ceases to be a director of the Company.  As of March 31, 2012, options to purchase 10,000 shares of common stock granted under the 1994 Plan were outstanding.


 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

11.
Share Based Compensation (Continued)

Incentive Stock Option Plans (Continued)

1996 Executive Stock Option Plan (the 1996 Plan)

The 1996 Plan, approved by the Company’s stockholders in August 1996 and amended in April 1999, provided for the issuance of up to 1,250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to officers and key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries through January 1, 2006, at which time the 1996 Plan expired.  Options are generally granted at fair market value at the date of grant.  The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors determines the vesting period at the time of grant.  As of March 31, 2012, options to purchase 511,000 shares of common stock granted under the 1996 Plan were outstanding.

2000 Employee Stock Incentive Plan (the 2000 Plan)

The 2000 Plan, approved by the Company’s stockholders in April 2001, provided for the issuance of up to 1,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to officers and key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries or consultants and advisors utilized by the Company.  The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors may award incentive stock options or non-qualified stock options, as well as stock appreciation rights, and determines the vesting period at the time of grant.  As of March 31, 2012, options to purchase 214,194 shares of common stock granted under the 2000 Plan were outstanding.

The 1994 Plan, 1996 Plan and 2000 Plan are expired and therefore no shares are available for grant thereunder.

2007 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan (the 2007 Plan)

The 2007 Plan, approved by the Company’s stockholders in June 2007, provides for the issuance of up to 700,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to officers, non-employee directors, employees of the Company and its subsidiaries or consultants and advisors utilized by the Company.  No more than 350,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate may be issued pursuant to grants of stock awards, stock units, performance shares and other stock-based awards.  No more than 300,000 shares of common stock with respect to awards may be granted to any individual during any fiscal year.  The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors determines the vesting period at the time of grant.  As of March 31, 2012, 417,600 shares of common stock were available for future grants under the 2007 Plan, and options to purchase 142,900 shares of common stock granted under the 2007 Plan were outstanding.

As of March 31, 2012, the Company had approximately $63 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested awards granted under the Company’s various share-based plans, which the Company expects to recognize over approximately a three-year period.  These amounts do not include the cost of any additional options that may be granted in future periods or reflect any potential changes in the Company’s forfeiture rate.

 
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

11.
Share Based Compensation (Continued)

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

The Company implemented the 2001 Employee Stock Purchase Plan with stockholder approval, effective January 1, 2001.  Such Plan was subsequently amended, pursuant to stockholder approval where required, effective June 18, 2009 and September 16, 2009 (the 2001 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as so amended, the “Purchase Plan”).  Under the Purchase Plan, employees meeting certain specific employment qualifications are eligible to participate and can purchase shares of common stock semi-annually through payroll deductions at the lower of 85% of the fair market value of the stock at the commencement or end of the offering period.  The purchase plan permits eligible employees to purchase shares of common stock through payroll deductions for up to 10% of qualified compensation.  The Company has two offering periods in the Purchase Plan coinciding with the Company’s first two fiscal quarters and the last two fiscal quarters.  Actual shares are issued on the first day of the subsequent offering period for the prior offering period payroll deductions.  The number of shares issued at the beginning of the current period (as of January 1, 2012) was 13,901.  As of March 31, 2012, there were 263,056 shares available for issuance under the Purchase Plan.

 
12.
Treasury Stock Transactions

Our Board of Directors instituted a share repurchase program in February 2010, which authorized the repurchase of up to $7.5 million of the Company’s outstanding shares of our common stock at prevailing market prices, from time to time over the subsequent 12 months.  In February 2011, the share repurchase program was extended through February 2013.  During the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012, the Company repurchased 54,762 shares at a total cost of approximately $293, or an average price of $5.35 per share.  Since the inception of its share repurchase program and through March 31, 2012, the Company has purchased 646,548 shares at a total cost of approximately $3.0 million, or an average price of $4.65.

13.
New Accounting Standards

There have been no recent accounting pronouncements or changes in accounting pronouncements during the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012, as compared to the recent accounting pronouncements described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, that are of material significance, or have potential material significance to the Company.

 
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

14.
Segment Information

The Company follows “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information,” which establishes standards for companies to report information about operating segments, geographic areas and major customers.  The accounting policies of each segment are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies (see Note 1 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.)

Segment operating income includes selling, general and administrative expenses directly attributable to that segment as well as charges for allocating corporate costs to each of the operating segments.  The following tables reflect the results of the segments consistent with the Company’s management system:

Thirteen Week Period Ended
March 31, 2012
 
Information
Technology
 
 
Engineering
 
Specialty Health Care
 
 
Corporate
 
 
Total
 
                       
Revenue
 
$13,754
 
$16,626
 
$7,826
 
$   -
 
$38,206
 
                       
Cost of services
 
9,788
 
12,775
 
5,358
 
-
 
$27,921
 
                       
Selling, general and administrative
 
3,551
 
2,782
 
1,898
 
-
 
$8,231
 
                       
Depreciation and amortization
 
100
 
144
 
34
 
-
 
$278
 
                       
Operating income
 
$315
 
$925
 
$536
 
$   -
 
$1,776
 
                       
Total assets
 
$15,425
 
$24,755
 
$10,302
 
$37,609
 
$88,091
 
Capital expenditures
 
$46
 
$27
 
$   -
 
$   -
 
$73
 


Thirteen Week Period Ended
April 2, 2011
 
Information
Technology
 
 
Engineering
 
Specialty Health Care
 
 
Corporate
 
 
Total
 
                       
Revenue
 
$15,246
 
$16,166
 
$7,294
 
$  -
 
$38,706
 
                       
Cost of services
 
11,004
 
11,715
 
4,937
 
-
 
27,656
 
                       
Selling, general and administrative
 
3,886
 
2,923
 
1,875
 
-
 
8,684
 
                       
Depreciation and amortization
 
118
 
155
 
36
 
-
 
309
 
                       
Operating income
 
$238
 
$1,373
 
$446
 
$  -
 
$2,057
 
                       
Total assets
 
$15,520
 
$24,960
 
$10,813
 
$33,948
 
$85,241
 
Capital expenditures
 
$   -
 
$5
 
$   -
 
$62
 
$67
 


 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

14.
Segment Information (Continued)

Revenues from continuing operations reported for each operating segment are from external customers.

The Company derives a majority of its revenue from offices in the United States.  Revenues reported for each operating segment are all from external customers.  The Company is domiciled in the United States and its segments operate in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company closed its Ireland sales office in December 2011.  Revenues by geographic area for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011 are as follows:  

   
Thirteen Week Periods Ended
 
   
March 31,
2012
 
April 2,
2011
 
Revenues
       
 
U. S.
$32,193
 
$31,703
 
 
Canada
5,200
 
6,478
 
 
Puerto Rico
813
 
515
 
 
Ireland
-
 
10
 
   
$38,206
 
$38,706
 

Total assets by geographic area as of the reported periods are as follows:

 
March 31,
2012
 
April 2,
2011
 
Total assets
       
 
U. S.
$73,792
 
$71,110
 
 
Canada
13,319
 
13,026
 
 
Puerto Rico
980
 
774
 
 
Ireland
-
 
331
 
   
$88,091
 
$85,241
 

15.
Income Taxes

The effective income tax rate for income from continuing operations was 41.5% for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012.  The current period effective tax rate is comprised of an estimated effective tax rate of 42.3% in the United States partially offset by an effective tax rate of 21.4% in Canada.

 
 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)

16.  
Contingencies

From time to time, the Company is a defendant or plaintiff in various legal actions which arise in the normal course of business.  As such, the Company is required to assess the likelihood of any adverse outcomes to these matters as well as potential ranges of losses and possible recoveries.  The Company may not be covered by insurance as it pertains to some or all of these matters.  A determination of the amount of the provision required for these commitments and contingencies, if any, which would be charged to earnings, is made after careful analysis of each matter.  Once established, a provision may change in the future due to new developments or changes in circumstances, and could increase or decrease the Company’s earnings in the period that the changes are made.  Included in the Company’s accounts payable and accrued expenses is a provision for losses from legal matters aggregating approximately $0.2 million and $0.3 million as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.  Asserted claims in these matters seek approximately $13.4 million in damages as of March 31, 2012. 

The Company is also subject to other pending legal proceedings and claims that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of its business, which may not be covered by insurance.

17.
Stockholder Rights Plan

On June 8, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a stockholder rights plan and declared a dividend distribution of one Right for each outstanding share of Common Stock of the Company.  Each Right entitles the holder to purchase from the Company a unit consisting of one one-hundredth of a share (a “Unit”) of the Series A Junior Participating Preferred Shares of the Company.  The dividend was declared on June 8, 2010 (the "Rights Dividend Declaration Date") to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 21, 2010 (the “Record Date”).   Each Right will entitle the holder to purchase from the Company, upon the occurrence of certain events, one Unit at a purchase price of $13.50.

Generally, if any person or group acquires beneficial ownership of 15% or more of the Company's outstanding Common Stock (“Stock Acquisition”), each Right (other than Rights held by such acquiring person or group) will be exercisable at the $13.50 purchase price.  Upon the acquisition of 50% of the Company, the Board may exchange all or part of the Rights for Common Shares having a value equal to the spread between the value of the Common Shares issuable upon exercise of a Right and the exercise price.  At any time until ten days following the Stock Acquisition date, the Company may redeem the Rights at a price of $.001 per Right. The Rights expired on June 21, 2011; the Board could adopt a similar plan in the future should it deem it to be in the best interest of the Company.

 
 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements included herein and in other reports and public filings made by RCM Technologies, Inc. (“RCM” or the “Company”) are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the adoption by businesses of new technology solutions; the use by businesses of outsourced solutions, such as those offered by the Company, in connection with such adoption; the Company’s business initiatives and growth strategies; and the outcome of litigation (at both the trial and appellate levels) involving the Company.  Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements, as well as others made by the Company, which may be identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” and similar expressions, are only predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results and financial position to differ materially from such statements.  Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation:  (i) unemployment and general economic conditions affecting the provision of information technology and engineering services and solutions and the placement of temporary staffing personnel; (ii) the Company's ability to continue to attract, train and retain personnel qualified to meet the requirements of its clients; (iii) the Company's ability to identify appropriate acquisition candidates, complete such acquisitions and successfully integrate acquired businesses; (iv) uncertainties regarding pro forma financial information and the underlying assumptions relating to acquisitions and acquired businesses; (v) uncertainties regarding amounts of deferred consideration and earnout payments to become payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses; (vi) adverse effects on the market price of the Company's common stock due to the potential resale into the market of significant amounts of common stock; (vii) the adverse effect a potential decrease in the trading price of the Company's common stock would have upon the Company's ability to acquire businesses through the issuance of its securities; (viii) the Company's ability to obtain financing on satisfactory terms; (ix) the reliance of the Company upon the continued service of its executive officers; (x) the Company's ability to remain competitive in the markets that it serves; (xi) the Company's ability to maintain its unemployment insurance premiums and workers compensation premiums; (xii) the risk of claims being made against the Company associated with providing temporary staffing services; (xiii) the Company's ability to manage significant amounts of information and periodically expand and upgrade its information processing capabilities; (xiv) the Company's ability to remain in compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws and regulations; (xv) uncertainties in predictions as to the future need for the Company’s services; (xvi) uncertainties relating to the allocation of costs and expenses to each of the Company’s operating segments; (xvii) the costs of conducting and the outcome of litigation involving the Company, and the applicability of insurance coverage with respect to any such litigation; (xviii) obligations relating to indemnities and similar agreements entered into in connection with the Company’s business activities; and (xix) other economic, competitive and governmental factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, products and services.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect these trends or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 

 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Overview

RCM participates in a market that is cyclical in nature and sensitive to economic changes.  As a result, the impact of economic changes on revenues and operations can be substantial, resulting in significant volatility in the Company’s financial performance.

The Company experienced a slight decrease in revenues during the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the comparable prior year period. The revenue decrease was primarily attributable to the residual impact from subpar performance in the Company’s Information Technology segment in 2011 and offset by increases in the Company’s Engineering and Specialty Health Care segments as further discussed in the Segment Discussion below.  While the Company believes general economic conditions and overall market conditions for its Information Technology and Specialty Health Care segments have improved slightly from their recessionary lows, the Company is cautious regarding expectations for the remainder of 2012 as the Company believes that any general economic or market recovery may be slow and/or tenuous.

The Company believes it has developed and assembled an attractive portfolio of capabilities, established a proven record of performance and credibility and built an efficient pricing structure.  The Company is committed to optimizing its business model as a single-source premier provider of business and technology solutions with a strong vertical focus offering an integrated suite of services through a global delivery platform.
 
The Company believes that most companies recognize the importance of advanced technologies and business processes to compete in today’s business climate.  However, the process of designing, developing and implementing business and technology solutions is becoming increasingly complex.  The Company believes that many businesses today are focused on return on investment analysis in prioritizing their initiatives.  This has had an adverse impact on spending by current and prospective clients for many emerging new solutions.

Nonetheless, the Company continues to believe that businesses must implement more advanced information technology and engineering solutions to upgrade their systems, applications and processes so that they can maximize their productivity and optimize their performance in order to maintain a competitive advantage.  Although working under budgetary, personnel and expertise constraints, companies are driven to support increasingly complex systems, applications and processes of significant strategic value.  This has given rise to a demand for outsourcing.  The Company believes that its current and prospective clients are continuing to evaluate the potential for outsourcing business critical systems, applications and processes.

The Company provides project management and consulting services, which are billed based on either agreed-upon fixed fees or hourly rates, or a combination of both.  The billing rates and profit margins for project management and solutions services are generally higher than those for professional consulting services.  The Company generally endeavors to expand its sales of higher margin solutions and project management services.  The Company also realizes revenues from client engagements that range from the placement of contract and temporary technical consultants to project assignments that entail the delivery of end-to-end solutions.  These services are primarily provided to the client at hourly rates that are established for each of the Company's consultants based upon their skill level, experience and the type of work performed.
 

 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Overview (Continued)

The majority of the Company's services are provided under purchase orders.  Contracts are utilized on certain of the more complex assignments where the engagements are for longer terms or where precise documentation on the nature and scope of the assignment is necessary.  Although contracts normally relate to longer-term and more complex engagements, they do not obligate the customer to purchase a minimum level of services and are generally terminable by the customer on 60 to 90 days’ notice.  The Company, from time to time, enters into contracts requiring the completion of specific deliverables.  Typically these contracts are for less than one year.  The Company recognizes revenue on these deliverables at the time the client accepts and approves the deliverables.

Costs of services consist primarily of salaries and compensation-related expenses for billable consultants, including payroll taxes, employee benefits and insurance.  Selling, general and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries and benefits of personnel responsible for business development, recruiting, operating activities, and training, and include corporate overhead expenses.  Corporate overhead expenses relate to salaries and benefits of personnel responsible for corporate activities, including the Company's corporate marketing, administrative and financial reporting responsibilities and acquisition program.  The Company records these expenses when incurred.

Critical Accounting Policies

The Company’s consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles, which require management to make subjective decisions, assessments and estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. As the number of variables and assumptions affecting the judgment increases, such judgments become even more subjective. While management believes its assumptions are reasonable and appropriate, actual results may be materially different from estimated. Management has identified certain critical accounting policies, described below, that require significant judgment to be exercised by management.

Revenue Recognition

The Company derives its revenues from several sources.  The Company’s Engineering Services and Information Technology Services segments perform consulting and project solutions services.  All of the Company’s segments perform staff augmentation services and derive revenue from permanent placement fees.  The majority of the Company's revenues are invoiced on a time and materials basis.

Project Services
The Company recognizes revenues in accordance with “Revenue Recognition” which clarifies application of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to revenue transactions.  Project services are generally provided on a cost-plus, fixed-fee or time-and-material basis.  Typically, a customer will outsource a discrete project or activity and the Company assumes responsibility for the performance of such project or activity.  The Company recognizes revenues and associated costs on a gross basis as services are provided to the customer and costs are incurred using its employees.  The Company, from time to time, enters into contracts requiring the completion of specific deliverables.  The Company may recognize revenues on these deliverables at the time the client accepts and approves the deliverables.  In instances where project services are provided on a fixed-price basis and the contract will extend beyond a 12-month period, revenue is recorded in accordance with the terms of each contract.  In some instances, revenue is billed and recorded at the time certain milestones are reached, as defined in the contract.  In other instances, revenue is billed and recorded based upon contractual rates per hour (i.e., percentage of completion). In addition, some contracts contain “Performance Fees” (bonuses) for completing a contract under budget.  Performance Fees, if any, are recorded when earned.  Some contracts also limit revenues and billings to maximum amounts.  Provision for contract losses, if any, are made in the period such losses are determined.  For contracts where there is a deliverable, the work is not complete on a specific deliverable and the revenue is not recognized, the costs are deferred.  The associated costs are expensed when the related revenue is recognized.
 

 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Revenue Recognition (Continued)

Consulting and Staffing Services
Revenues derived from consulting and staffing services are recorded on a gross basis as services are performed and associated costs have been incurred using employees of the Company.  These services are typically billed on a time and material basis.

In certain cases, the Company may utilize other companies and their employees to fulfill customer requirements. In these cases, the Company receives an administrative fee for arranging for, billing for, and collecting the billings related to these companies.  The customer is typically responsible for assessing the work of these companies who have responsibility for acceptability of their personnel to the customer.  Under these circumstances, the Company’s reported revenues are net of associated costs (effectively recognizing the net administrative fee only).

Transit Receivables and Transit Payables
From time to time, the Company’s Engineering segment enters into agreements to provide, among other things, construction management and engineering services. Pursuant to these agreements, the Company: a) engages subcontractors to provide construction services; b) typically earns a fixed percentage of the total project value as a fee and c) assumes no ownership or risks of inventory.  In such situations, the Company acts as an agent under the provisions of “Overall Considerations of Reporting Revenue Gross as a Principal versus Net as an Agent” and therefore recognizing revenue on a “net basis.”  The Company records revenue on a “net” basis on relevant engineering and construction management projects, which require subcontractors or transit costs. In those situations, the Company charges the client a management fee, which is reported as net revenue when earned. During the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012, the total gross billings, including both transit cost billings and the Company’s earned fees, was $8.1 million for which the Company recognized $2.0 million of its net management fee as revenue.

Under the terms of the agreements, the Company is not required to pay the subcontractor until after the corresponding payment from the Company’s client is received.  Upon invoicing the end client on behalf of the subcontractor the Company records this amount simultaneously as both a “transit account receivable” and “transit account payable” as the amount when paid to the Company is due to and generally paid to the subcontractor within a few days.  The Company typically does not pay a given transit account payable until the related transit account receivable is collected.  Transit accounts payable will occasionally exceed transit accounts receivable due to timing differences.  The transit accounts receivable was $1.2 million and related transit accounts payable was $2.1 million as of March 31, 2012.

Permanent Placement Services
The Company earns permanent placement fees from providing permanent placement services.  Fees for placements are recognized at the time the candidate commences employment.  The Company guarantees its permanent placements on a prorated basis for 90 days.  In the event a candidate is not retained for the 90-day period, the Company will provide a suitable replacement candidate.  In the event a replacement candidate cannot be located, the Company will provide a prorated refund to the client.  An allowance for refunds, based upon the Company’s historical experience, is recorded in the financial statements.  Revenues are recorded on a gross basis.

Accounts Receivable

The Company’s accounts receivable are primarily due from trade customers.  Credit is extended based on evaluation of customers’ financial condition and, generally, collateral is not required.  Accounts receivable payment terms vary and are stated in the financial statements at amounts due from customers net of an allowance for doubtful accounts.  Accounts receivable outstanding longer than the payment terms are considered past due.  The Company determines its allowance by considering a number of factors, including the length of time trade accounts receivable are past due, the Company’s previous loss history, the customer’s current ability to pay its obligation to the Company, and the condition of the general economy and the industry as a whole. The Company writes off accounts receivable when they become uncollectible.
 
 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Goodwill

Goodwill represents the premium paid over the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired in business combinations.  The Company is required to assess the carrying value of its reporting units that contain goodwill at least on an annual basis in order to determine if any impairment in value has occurred.  The Company has the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a two-step impairment test. An assessment of those qualitative factors or the application of the goodwill impairment test requires significant judgment including but not limited to the assessment of the business, its management and general market conditions, estimation of future cash flows, which is dependent on internal forecasts, estimation of the long-term rate of growth for the businesses, the useful life over which cash flows will occur and determination of weighted average cost of capital.  Changes in these estimates and assumptions could materially affect the determination of fair value and/or conclusions on goodwill impairment for each reporting unit.  The Company formally assesses these qualitative factors and, if necessary, conducts its annual goodwill impairment test as of the last day of the Company’s fiscal November each year, or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist.  The Company periodically analyzes whether any such indicators of impairment exist.  A significant amount of judgment is involved in determining if an indicator of impairment has occurred. Such indicators may include a sustained, significant decline in share price and market capitalization, a decline in expected future cash flows, a significant adverse change in legal factors or in the business climate, unanticipated competition, a material change in management or other key personnel and/or slower expected growth rates, among others.  Due to the thin trading of the Company stock in the public marketplace and the impact of the control premium held by a relatively few shareholders, the Company does not consider the market capitalization of the Company the most appropriate measure of fair value of goodwill for our reporting units.  The Company looks to earnings/revenue multiples of similar companies recently completing acquisitions and the ability of our reporting units to generate cash flows as better measures of the fair value of our reporting units.  The Company compares the fair value of each of its reporting units to their respective carrying values, including related goodwill.  There can be no assurance that future tests of goodwill impairment will not result in impairment charges.

Long-Lived and Intangible Assets

The Company evaluates long-lived assets and intangible assets with definite lives for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  When it is probable that undiscounted future cash flows will not be sufficient to recover an asset’s carrying amount, the asset is written down to its fair value.  Assets to be disposed of by sale, if any, are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less cost to sell.

Accounting for Stock Options

The Company uses stock options to attract, retain and reward employees for long-term service.  The Company follows “Share Based Payment,” which requires that the compensation cost relating to stock-based payment transactions be recognized in financial statements.  This compensation cost is measured based on the fair value of the equity issued.  The Company measures stock-based compensation cost using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.

Insurance Liabilities

The Company has risk participation arrangements with respect to workers compensation and health care insurance.  The amounts included in the Company’s costs related to this risk participation are estimated and can vary based on changes in assumptions, the Company’s claims experience or the providers included in the associated insurance programs.
 

 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Accounting for Income Taxes

In establishing the provision for income taxes and deferred income tax assets and liabilities, and valuation allowances against deferred tax assets, the Company makes judgments and interpretations based on enacted tax laws, published tax guidance and estimates of future earnings.  As of March 31, 2012, the Company had domestic short term deferred tax income assets of $0.7 million, total domestic long term net deferred income tax assets of $2.6 million and foreign deferred income tax liability of $0.1 million.   The domestic short term deferred tax assets primarily represent the tax effect of accrued expenses which will be deductible for tax purposes within a twelve month period.  The domestic long term deferred tax assets represent the tax effect of temporary differences for the GAAP versus tax amortization of intangibles arising from acquisitions made in prior periods.   Realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the likelihood that future taxable income will be sufficient to realize these benefits over time, and the effectiveness of tax planning strategies in the relevant tax jurisdictions.  In the event that actual results differ from these estimates and assessments, valuation allowances may be required.

The Company conducts its operations in multiple tax jurisdictions in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.  With limited exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to audits by state and local tax authorities for tax years prior to 2007.  The Company’s federal income tax returns have been examined through 2007.

The Company’s future effective tax rates could be adversely affected by changes in the valuation of its deferred tax assets or liabilities or changes in tax laws or interpretations thereof. In addition, the Company is subject to the examination of its income tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. The Company regularly assesses the likelihood of adverse outcomes resulting from these examinations to determine the adequacy of its provision for income taxes.

Accrued Bonuses

The Company pays bonuses to certain executive management, field management and corporate employees based on, or after giving consideration to, a variety of financial performance measures. Executive management, field management and certain corporate employees’ bonuses are accrued throughout the year for payment during the first quarter of the following year, based in part upon anticipated annual results compared to annual budgets.  In addition, the Company pays discretionary bonuses to certain employees, which are not related to budget performance. Variances in actual results versus budgeted amounts can have a significant impact on the calculations and therefore on the estimates of the required accruals.  Accordingly, the actual earned bonuses may be materially different from the estimates used to determine the quarterly accruals.

Forward-looking Information

The Company’s growth prospects are influenced by broad economic trends.  The pace of customer capital spending programs, new product launches and similar activities have a direct impact on the need for information technology and engineering services.  When the U.S., Canadian or global economies decline, the Company’s operating performance could be adversely impacted.  The Company believes that its fiscal discipline, strategic focus on targeted vertical markets and diversification of service offerings provides some insulation from adverse trends.  However, declines in the economy could result in the need for future cost reductions or changes in strategy.

Additionally, changes in government regulations could result in prohibition or restriction of certain types of employment services or the imposition of new or additional employee benefits, licensing or tax requirements with respect to the provision of employment services that may reduce the Company’s future earnings.  There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to increase the fees charged to its clients in a timely manner and in a sufficient amount to cover increased costs as a result of any of the foregoing.

 
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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Forward-looking Information (Continued)

The consulting and employment services market is highly competitive with limited barriers to entry.  The Company competes in global, national, regional and local markets with numerous competitors in all of the Company's service lines.  Price competition in the industries the Company serves is significant, and pricing pressures from competitors and customers are increasing.  The Company expects that the level of competition will remain high in the future, which could limit the Company’s ability to maintain or increase its market share or profitability.

Thirteen Week Period Ended March 31, 2012 Compared to Thirteen Week Period Ended April 2, 2011

A summary of operating results for the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011 is as follows (in thousands):

 
March 31, 2012
 
April 2, 2011
 
 
 
Amount
 
% of
Revenue
 
 
Amount
 
% of
Revenue
 
Revenues
$38,206
 
100.0
 
$38,706
 
100.0
 
Cost of services
27,921
 
73.1
 
27,656
 
71.5
 
Gross profit
10,285
 
26.9
 
11,050
 
28.5
 
                 
Selling, general and administrative
8,231
 
21.5
 
8,684
 
22.4
 
Depreciation and amortization
278
 
0.7
 
309
 
0.8
 
 
8,509
 
22.2
 
8,993
 
23.2
 
                 
Operating income from continuing operations
1,776
 
4.7
 
2,057
 
5.3
 
Other income (expense), net
33
 
0.1
 
(20
)
0.0
 
                 
Income before income taxes
1,809
 
4.8
 
2,037
 
5.3
 
Income tax expense
750
 
2.0
 
862
 
2.2
 
                 
Net income
$1,059
 
2.8
 
$1,175
 
3.1
 

The Company follows a 52/53 week fiscal reporting calendar ending on the Saturday closest to December 31.  The year to date reporting periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011 consisted of thirteen weeks each.

Revenues.  Revenues decreased 1.3%, or $0.5 million, for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the thirteen week period ended April 2, 2011 (the “comparable prior year period”).  Revenues decreased $1.5 million in the Information Technology segment, increased $0.5 million in the Engineering segment, and increased $0.5 million in the Specialty Health Care segment.  See Segment Discussion for further information on revenue changes.

 
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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Thirteen Week Period Ended March 31, 2012 Compared to Thirteen Week Period Ended April 2, 2011 (Continued)

Cost of Services.  Cost of services increased 0.1%, or $0.3 million, for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the comparable prior year period. Cost of services as a percentage of revenues increased to 73.1% for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 from 71.5% for the comparable prior year period. The increase in cost of services as a percentage of revenues was primarily due to a reduction in higher margin project work and higher non-billable labor expenses associated with the Engineering segment’s Canadian Engineering division.

Selling, General and Administrative.  Selling, general and administrative (“SGA”) expenses decreased 5.2%, or $0.5 million, for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the comparable prior year period.  As a percentage of revenues, SGA expenses were 21.5% for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to 22.4% for the comparable prior year period.  The decrease in SGA expenses and SGA expenses as a percentage of revenues was primarily due to a concerted effort by the Company to reduce SGA expenses. The primary components of the reduction include labor and related expenses and professional fees.

Other Income, Net.  Other income, net consists of interest expense, unused line fees and amortized loan costs on the Company’s loan agreement, net of interest income, gains and losses on foreign currency transactions.

Income Tax Expense.  The Company experienced $0.8 million of income tax expense from continuing operations for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $0.9 million for the comparable prior year period.  The consolidated effective income tax rate for the current year was 41.5% as compared to 42.3% for the comparable prior year period. The decreases in the consolidated effective tax rate was primarily due to decreases in the Canadian tax rates and a one-time positive permanent difference associated with the non-taxable write-down of contingent consideration.


 
 
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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Thirteen Week Period Ended March 31, 2012 Compared to Thirteen Week Period Ended April 2, 2011 (Continued)

Segment Discussion (See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements)

Information Technology

Information Technology revenues of $13.8 million in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 decreased $1.5 million, or 9.8%, as compared to the comparable prior year period.  The Company believes the decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to the residual impact from poor execution by its sales generation team in 2011, which the Company has taken, and continues to take, steps to remediate. The Company is encouraged by the early indications regarding its sales generation remediation steps in the Information Technology segment as revenues increased by $1.1 million in the thirteen weeks ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the thirteen weeks ended December 31, 2011. The Information Technology segment operating income was $0.3 million for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $0.2 million in the comparable prior year period.  The increase in operating income was due to improvements in the Company’s cost of sales as a percentage of revenues and a reduction in SGA expenses.

Engineering

Engineering revenues of $16.6 million in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 increased $0.5 million, or 2.8%, as compared to the comparable prior year period. The Company’s Powers Systems USA, Facilities Design and Aerospace divisions increased by $0.8 million, $0.6 million and $0.3 million, respectively, offset by a decrease of $1.2 million in its Canadian Engineering division.  The Company believes the revenue decrease for its Canadian Engineering division is due mainly to procedural client delays.  The Company believes that its Canadian Engineering division clients will award significant contracts to the Company in 2012 and that revenue levels will increase in the second half of 2012.  The Engineering segment operating income was $0.9 million for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $1.4 million in the comparable prior year period.  The decrease in operating income was primarily due to an increase in cost of services as a percentage of revenues to 76.8% for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to 72.5% in the comparable prior year period.  The increase in cost of services as a percentage of revenues was primarily due to increases in non-billable labor in the Company’s Canadian Engineering division since that division had a heightened need for non-billable proposal preparation and needs to maintain its highly trained workforce for expected increases in demand for services in the second half of fiscal 2012. The Company believes it will see decreased cost of services as a percentage of revenues during the second half of 2012.

Specialty Health Care

Specialty Health Care revenues of $7.8 million in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 increased $0.5 million, or 7.3%, as compared to the comparable prior year period. The increase was primarily due to the Company’s concerted efforts to expand its geographic reach. The Specialty Health Care segment operating income was $0.5 million for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $0.4 million for the comparable prior year period.  The increase in operating income was due to increased revenues.


 
 
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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The following table summarizes the major captions from the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands):

 
Thirteen Week Periods Ended
 
 
March 31,
2012
 
April 2,
2011
 
Cash provided by (used in):
       
 
Operating activities
$3,253
 
$1,908
 
 
Investing activities
($147
)
($110
)
 
Financing activities
($25
)
($548
)

Operating Activities
Operating activities provided $3.3 million of cash for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $1.9 million in the comparable prior year period.  The major components of the cash provided by operating activities in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 and the comparable prior year period are as follows: net income and changes in accounts receivable, net of transit accounts payable and transit accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses and accrued payroll and related costs.

Net income for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 was $1.1 million as compared to $1.2 million for the comparable prior year period. An increase in accounts receivables in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 used $0.7 million as compared to using $0.5 million in the comparable prior year period. The Company primarily attributes the increase in accounts receivables for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 to increased revenues offset by efforts to improve the Company’s days’ sales outstanding. The Company’s net of transit accounts payable and transit accounts receivable generated $0.9 million in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012, as compared to no activity in the comparable prior year period. The transit accounts payable temporarily exceeds transit accounts receivable, but is expected to reach equal levels shortly after March 31, 2012.
 
A decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 used $0.3 million as compared to using $0.1 million in the comparable prior year period.  The Company attributes these changes to general timing of payments to vendors in the normal course of business.  An increase to accrued payroll and related costs in the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 provided $1.4 million as compared to providing $1.0 million in the comparable prior year period.  The increase in accrued payroll and related costs during the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 primarily relates to the timing of the company’s bi-weekly payroll in normal course of business.

Investing Activities
Investing activities used cash of $0.1 million for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 and for the comparable prior year period.  The cash used by investing activities was attributable to $0.1 million in increases to deposits for leased office space. The Company anticipates upgrading its ERP system sometime in 2012 and, depending on what system is selected, it may see a significant rise in expenditures for property and equipment.
 

 
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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Liquidity and Capital Resources (Continued)

Financing Activities
Financing activities on a net basis used a minimal amount of cash for the thirteen week period ended March 31, 2012 as compared to using $0.5 million for the comparable prior year period. The primary use of cash was $0.3 million for the Company’s share repurchase program which was offset by the cash provided by the exercise of stock options and issuance of stock under the Company’s employee stock purchase plan of $0.2 million and $0.1 million, respectively.

The Company and its subsidiaries are party to a loan agreement with Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, amended and restated effective February 20, 2009, which provides for a $15 million revolving credit facility and includes a sub-limit of $5.0 million for letters of credit (the “Revolving Credit Facility”).  The Revolving Credit Facility has been amended several times, most recently on December 24, 2011 when the maturity date was extended to August 31, 2016.  Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility bear interest at one of two alternative rates, as selected by the Company at each incremental borrowing.  These alternatives are: (i) LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), plus applicable margin, or (ii) Citizens Bank’s prime rate.  The Company also pays unused line fees based on the amount of the Revolving Credit Facility that is not drawn.  Unused line fees are recorded as interest expense.

All borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility are collateralized by all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries and a pledge of the stock of its subsidiaries.  The Revolving Credit Facility also contains various financial and non-financial covenants, such as restrictions on the Company’s ability to pay dividends.

There were no borrowings during the thirteen week periods ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011.  At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, there were letters of credit outstanding for $0.9 million.  At March 31, 2012, the Company had availability for additional borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility of $14.1 million.

As of March 31, 2012, $5.5 million of the $31.5 million (on the Consolidated Balance Sheet) of cash and cash equivalents was held by foreign subsidiaries.

Commitments
The Company anticipates that its primary uses of capital in future periods will be for working capital purposes.  Funding for any long-term and short-term capital requirements as well as future acquisitions will be derived from one or more of the Revolving Credit Facility (or a replacement thereof), funds generated through operations or future financing transactions.  The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of its business, which may or may not be covered by insurance.  Were an unfavorable final outcome to occur, there exists the possibility of a material adverse impact on our financial position, liquidity, and the results of operations.

The Company's business strategy is to achieve growth both internally through operations and externally through strategic acquisitions.  The Company from time to time engages in discussions with potential acquisition candidates. As the size of the Company and its financial resources increase however, acquisition opportunities requiring significant commitments of capital may arise.  In order to pursue such opportunities, the Company may be required to incur debt or issue potentially dilutive securities in the future.  No assurance can be given as to the Company’s future acquisition and expansion opportunities or how such opportunities will be financed.
 

 
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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

Liquidity and Capital Resources (Continued)

Commitments - (Continued)
The Company does not currently have material commitments for capital expenditures.  However, the Company anticipates that it will begin to upgrade its current ERP system sometime in 2012 and depending on what system is selected, it may see a significant rise in expenditures for property and equipment. The Company's current commitments consist primarily of lease obligations for office space.  The Company believes that its capital resources are sufficient to meet its present obligations and those to be incurred in the normal course of business for at least the next 12 months.

The Company leases office facilities and various equipment under non-cancelable leases expiring at various dates through October 2018.  Certain leases are subject to escalation clauses based upon changes in various factors.  The minimum future annual operating lease commitments for leases with non-cancelable terms, exclusive of unknown operating escalation charges, are as follows ($ in thousands):

Fiscal Years
Amount
2012 (after March 31, 2012)
$2,321
2013
1,772
2014
912
2015
677
2016
565
2017
413
2018
282
Total
$6,942

The Company has one active acquisition agreement whereby future contingent consideration may be earned and paid (PSG, acquired in 2009).  In connection with the PSG acquisition, the Company is obligated to pay future contingent consideration to the sellers upon the acquired business achieving certain earnings targets through the end of the Company’s fiscal 2013.  In general, the future contingent consideration amounts fall into two categories: (a) Deferred Consideration - fixed amounts due if the acquisition achieves a base level of earnings which has been determined at the time of acquisition and (b) Earnouts – amounts payable that are not fixed and are based on the growth in excess of the base level earnings.

The Company’s outstanding Deferred Consideration obligations potentially due after March 31, 2012, which relate to the PSG acquisition, could result in the following maximum Deferred Consideration payments ($ in thousands):

Year Ending
 
    Amount
December 29, 2012
 
$11
December 28, 2013
 
184
Maximum deferred consideration
 
$195

The Company does not believe that future Earnouts to be paid, if any, are likely to be material.

 
 
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ITEM 3.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

The Company’s exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates primarily to the Company’s investment portfolio and debt instruments, which primarily consist of its Revolving Credit Facility. The Company does not have any derivative financial instruments in its portfolio.  The Company places its investments in instruments that meet high credit quality standards.  The Company is adverse to principal loss and ensures the safety and preservation of its invested funds by limiting default risk, market risk and reinvestment risk.  As of March 31, 2012, the Company’s investments consisted of cash and money market funds.  The Company does not use interest rate derivative instruments to manage its exposure to interest rate changes.  Presently the impact of a 10% (approximately 90 basis points) increase in interest rates on its variable debt (using an incremental borrowing rate) would have a relatively nominal impact on the Company’s results of operations.  The Company does not expect any material loss with respect to its investment portfolio.

ITEM 4.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

The Company’s management, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report.  Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that those disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

A controls system, no matter how well designed and operated, cannot provide absolute assurance that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.

There have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Company’s most recent fiscal quarter and that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
 

 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION


ITEM 1.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

See discussion of Contingencies in Note 16 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 1 of this report.


ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in the “Risk Factors” section (Item 1A) of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as updated in the Company’s Quarterly Report for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012.


ITEM 2.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The following table provides information relating to the Company’s repurchases of common stock during the first quarter of 2011 under the share repurchase program authorized by our Board of Directors in February 2010 and extended in February 2011.

 
 
 
 
Period
 
 
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
 
 
Average
Price
Paid
Per Share
 
Total Number
of Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced
Program
 
Approximate Dollar
Value of Shares
that May Yet Be
Purchased Under
the Program
January 1 – January 31
23,777
 
$5.20
 
23,777
 
$4,663,000
February 1 – February 29
-
 
$      -
 
-
 
-
March 1 – March 31
30,985
 
$5.47
 
30,985
 
$4,493,000
Total
54,762
 
$5.35
 
54,762
 
$4,493,000


ITEM 3.
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.


ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.

 
ITEM 5.
OTHER INFORMATION

None.

 
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ITEM 6.
EXHIBITS

31.1
Certification of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Required by Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
   
31.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer Required by Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
   
32.1
Certification of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Required by Rule 13a-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  (This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section.  Further, this exhibit shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.)
   
32.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer Required by Rule 13a-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  (This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section.  Further, this exhibit shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.)



 
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RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
 
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.



   
RCM Technologies, Inc.
 
 
 
Date:  May 1, 2012
 
By: /s/ Leon Kopyt
     
Leon Kopyt
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer and
Duly Authorized Officer of the Registrant)





Date:  May 1, 2012
 
By: /s/ Kevin Miller
     
Kevin Miller
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and
Duly Authorized Officer of the Registrant)
 


 
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Exhibit 31.1

RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY
RULE 13a-14(a) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
CERTIFICATION
 
I, Leon Kopyt, certify that:
 
1.      I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of RCM Technologies, Inc.;
 
2.      Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
 
3.      Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
 
4.      The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
 
(a)      designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
(b)  designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
(c)      evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this  report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
(d)      disclosed in this annual report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.      The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
    (a)  all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
     (b)  any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date:  May 1, 2012
 
/s/ Leon Kopyt
Leon Kopyt
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
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Exhibit 31.2

RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY
RULE 13a-14(a) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
CERTIFICATION
 
I, Kevin Miller, certify that:
 
1.      I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of RCM Technologies, Inc.;
 
2.      Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
 
3.      Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
 
4.      The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
 
(a)      designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
(b)  designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
(c)      evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
(d)      disclosed in this annual report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.      The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
     (a)  all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
     (b)  any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date:  May 1, 2012
 
/s/ Kevin Miller
Kevin Miller
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
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Exhibit 32.1


RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY
RULE 13a-14(a) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934




I, Leon Kopyt, President and Chief Executive Officer of RCM Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), hereby certify that, to my knowledge:

(1)  The Company’s periodic report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 (the “Form 10-Q”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

(2)   The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.


*           *           *



/s/ Leon Kopyt                                                      
Leon Kopyt
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Date:  May 1, 2012

 
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Exhibit 32.2


RCM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY
RULE 13a-14(a) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934




I, Kevin Miller, Chief Financial Officer of RCM Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), hereby certify that, to my knowledge:

(1)  The Company’s periodic report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 (the “Form 10-Q”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

(2)  The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.


*           *           *



/s/ Kevin Miller                                           
Kevin Miller
Chief Financial Officer

Date:  May 1, 2012


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XNAS:RCMT RCM Technologies Inc Quarterly Report 10-Q Filling

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