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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

xQuarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,

 

For the quarterly period ended June 29, 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 001-14677

 

 

 

EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Utah 87-0278175
(State or Other Jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization) Identification No.)
   
770 Komas Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)
   
Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code:  (801) 588-1000

 

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 definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

  Large accelerated filer ¨ 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

 

The number of shares of the registrant’s Common Stock (par value $0.20 per share) outstanding on July 30, 2012 was 11,089,199.

 

 
 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation

 

Quarter Ended June 29, 2012

 

    Page No.
     
  PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)  
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011

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  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the Three and Six Months Ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011

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  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 6
     
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures 15
     
  PART II – OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 16
     
Item 6. Exhibits 16
     
SIGNATURE   17

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited) (In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   June 29,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $2,237   $3,932 
Restricted cash   779    1,062 
Marketable securities   1,496    1,666 
Accounts receivable, less allowances for doubtful receivables of $318 and $470, respectively   3,581    4,040 
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   2,343    1,456 
Inventories, net   3,511    3,624 
Prepaid expenses and deposits   540    720 
Total current assets   14,487    16,500 
Property, plant and equipment, net   8,003    8,303 
Goodwill   635    635 
Definite-lived intangible assets, net   196    224 
Other assets   2,161    1,828 
Total assets  $25,482   $27,490 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $993   $1,490 
Accrued liabilities   1,470    1,749 
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts   2,546    3,438 
Customer deposits   3,355    2,834 
Current portion of retirement obligations   531    560 
Current portion of long-term debt   162    155 
Total current liabilities   9,057    10,226 
Pension and retirement obligations, net of current portion   32,656    32,513 
Long-term debt, net of current portion   5,144    5,136 
Deferred rent obligation   1,493    1,480 
Total liabilities   48,350    49,355 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders' deficit:          
Preferred stock, no par value: 10,000,000 shares authorized;          
no shares outstanding   -    - 
Common stock, $0.20 par value: 30,000,000 shares authorized;          
11,441,666 shares issued   2,288    2,288 
Additional paid-in capital   54,450    54,433 
Common stock in treasury, at cost: 352,467 shares   (4,709)   (4,709)
Accumulated deficit   (47,870)   (46,746)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (27,027)   (27,131)
Total stockholders' deficit   (22,868)   (21,865)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit  $25,482   $27,490 

 

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

 

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   June 29,   July 1,   June 29,   July 1, 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Sales  $4,746   $6,582   $12,563   $12,219 
Cost of sales   3,540    4,288    8,088    8,464 
Gross profit   1,206    2,294    4,475    3,755 
Operating expenses:                    
Selling, general and administrative (excluding pension)   1,279    1,390    2,751    2,681 
Research and development   660    735    1,264    1,486 
Pension   554    520    1,109    945 
Total operating expenses   2,493    2,645    5,124    5,112 
Operating loss   (1,287)   (351)   (649)   (1,357)
Other expense, net   (184)   (173)   (401)   (263)
Loss before income tax provision   (1,471)   (524)   (1,050)   (1,620)
Income tax provision   (13)   (25)   (74)   (67)
Net loss  $(1,484)  $(549)  $(1,124)  $(1,687)
                     
Net loss per common share – basic and diluted  $(0.13)  $(0.05)  $(0.10)  $(0.15)
                     
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted   11,089    11,089    11,089    11,089 
                     
Comprehensive Loss                    
Net loss  $(1,484)  $(549)  $(1,124)  $(1,687)
Other comprehensive income (loss):                    
Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities   (64)   (21)   104    3 
Comprehensive loss  $(1,548)  $(570)  $(1,020)  $(1,684)

 

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

  

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 

   Six Months Ended 
   June 29,   July 1, 
   2012   2011 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(1,124)  $(1,687)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   392    495 
Other   439    228 
Change in assets and liabilities:          
Decrease in restricted cash   283    302 
Decrease in accounts receivable, net   574    1,926 
Decrease (increase) in inventories   (81)   165 
Decrease (increase) in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   (1,779)   289 
Increase in prepaid expenses and deposits   (406)   (241)
Decrease in accounts payable   (497)   (473)
Decrease in accrued liabilities   (266)   (641)
Increase in pension and retirement obligations   114    315 
Increase in customer deposits   521    1,325 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (1,830)   2,003 
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (64)   (127)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities   275    320 
Net cash provided by investing activities   211    193 
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Net principal payments on line-of-credit agreement   -    (500)
Principal payments on long-term debt   (76)   (74)
Net cash used in financing activities   (76)   (574)
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (1,695)   1,622 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period   3,932    1,024 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period  $2,237   $2,646 
           
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:          
Cash paid for interest  $272   $273 
Cash paid for income taxes   38    51 
           
Non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Unrealized gain on marketable securities  $104   $3 

 

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

  

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

All dollar amounts (except share and per share amounts) in thousands.

 

1.GENERAL

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company” and “E&S”) have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and, therefore, do not include all information and notes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, and cash flow, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”). This report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets, statements of comprehensive loss, and statements of cash flows reflect all normal recurring adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows. The results of operations for the periods ended June 29, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year ending December 31, 2012. The Company operates on a calendar year-end with the first three fiscal quarters ending on the last Friday of the calendar quarter.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

Sales include revenue from system hardware that includes integrated software, database products and service contracts. The following methods are used to determine revenue recognition:

 

Percentage-of-Completion. In arrangements that are longer in term and require significant production, modification or customization, revenue is recognized using the percentage-of-completion method. In applying this method, the Company utilizes cost-to-cost methodology whereby it estimates the percent complete by calculating the ratio of costs incurred (consisting of material, labor and subcontracting costs, as well as an allocation of indirect costs) to its estimate of total anticipated costs. This ratio is then utilized to determine the amount of gross profit earned based on the Company’s estimate of total gross profit at completion. The Company routinely reviews estimates related to percentage-of-completion contracts and adjusts for changes in the period the revisions are made. Billings on uncompleted percentage-of-completion contracts may be greater than or less than incurred costs and estimated earnings and are recorded as an asset or liability in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

In those arrangements where software is a significant component of the contract, the Company uses the percentage-of-completion method as described above.

 

Completed Contract. Contract arrangements which typically require a relatively short period of time to complete the production, modification, and customization of products are accounted for using the completed contract method. Accordingly, revenue is recognized upon delivery of the completed product, provided persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, title and risk of loss have transferred to the customer, the fee is fixed or determinable, and collection is reasonably assured.

 

Multiple Element Arrangements. Some contracts include multiple elements. Significant deliverables in such arrangements commonly include various hardware components of the Company’s visual display systems, domes, show content and various service and maintenance elements. Revenue earned on elements such as products, services and maintenance contracts are allocated to each element based on the relative fair values of the elements. Relative fair values of elements are generally determined based on actual and estimated selling price. Delivery times of such contracts typically occur within three to six months.

 

Other. Other revenue consists primarily of amounts earned under maintenance contracts that are generally sold as a single element. Revenue from product maintenance contracts, including separately priced extended warranty contracts, is deferred and recognized over the period of performance under the contract.

 

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Anticipated Losses. For contracts with anticipated losses at completion, a provision is recorded when the loss is probable. After an anticipated loss is recorded, subsequent revenue and cost of sales are recognized in equal, offsetting amounts as contract costs are incurred and do not generate further gross profits.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Compensation cost for all stock-based awards is measured at fair value on the date of grant and is recognized over the service period for awards expected to vest. Determining the fair value of share-based awards at the grant date requires judgment, including estimating the number of share-based awards that are expected to be forfeited. Actual results and future estimates may differ from the Company’s current estimates.

 

Net Loss Per Common Share

 

Basic net loss per common share is computed based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per common share is computed based on the weighted-average number of common shares without consideration to common stock equivalents outstanding during the period as their effect would be anti-dilutive, thereby decreasing the net loss per common share. Stock options are considered to be common stock equivalents. When the Company incurs a loss, there are no dilutive common stock equivalents. Potentially dilutive securities from stock options are discussed in Note 3.

 

Inventories, net

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

   June 29,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
         
Raw materials  $4,279   $4,767 
Work-in-process   265    547 
Finished goods   1,422    571 
Reserve for obsolete inventory   (2,455)   (2,261)
Inventories, net  $3,511   $3,624 

 

Liquidity

 

Recurring losses have produced negative cash flows from operating activities which, along with recent increases in the Company’s net pension liability, have resulted in an accumulated stockholders’ deficit of $47,870 as of June 29, 2012. This has negatively affected liquidity and capital resources. The pressure on near term liquidity and capital resources continues but has lessened in 2011 and 2012 with cost reductions that have improved the results of operations. The Company has little control over the primary factors affecting the net pension liability which include market interest rates, investment returns and actuarial estimates. The Company believes existing sources of liquidity and results of operations will adequately fund its obligations through 2012 and into 2013. This will continue to depend on a sufficient stream of new customer orders with adequate progress payments to produce cash from operating activities. For the longer term, in addition to results of operations, the factors affecting the net pension liability along with legislation which determines the timing of its payment will affect liquidity demands. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in its efforts to meet all of its obligations. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

2.FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. To increase the comparability of fair value measures, the following hierarchy prioritizes the inputs according to valuation methodologies used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1—Observable inputs that reflect quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

Level 2 – Observable inputs other than Level 1 including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in less active markets, or other observable inputs that can be corroborated by observable market data.

 

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

 

Level 3—Unobservable inputs which are supported by little or no market activity.

 

The Company’s marketable securities are classified within Level 1 because the underlying investments have readily available market prices. Marketable securities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized below:

 

June 29, 2012  Total   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
                 
Mutual funds – equity securities  $1,161   $1,161   $-   $- 
Mutual funds – debt securities   289    289    -    - 
Money market mutual funds   46    46    -    - 
Total  $1,496   $1,496   $-   $- 

 

December 31, 2011  Total   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
                 
Mutual funds – equity securities  $1,301   $1,301   $-   $- 
Mutual funds – debt securities   314    314    -    - 
Money market mutual funds   51    51    -    - 
Total  $1,666   $1,666   $-   $- 

 

3.STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

As of June 29, 2012, options to purchase 1,600,512 shares of common stock under the Company’s stock option plan were authorized and reserved for future grant. A summary of activity in the stock option plan for the six months ended June 29, 2012 follows (shares in thousands):

 

       Weighted- 
       Average 
   Number   Exercise 
   of Shares   Price 
         
Outstanding at beginning of the period   1,151   $3.74 
Granted   101    0.23 
Exercised   -    - 
Forfeited or expired   (89)   6.59 
Outstanding at end of the period   1,163    3.22 
           
Exercisable at end of the period   994   $3.68 

 

As of June 29, 2012, options exercisable and options outstanding had a weighted average remaining contractual term of 4.4 and 5.1 years, respectively, and no aggregate intrinsic value.

 

The Black-Scholes option-pricing model is used to estimate the fair value of options under the Company’s stock option plan. The weighted average values of employee stock options granted under the stock option plan, as well as the weighted average assumptions used in calculating these values during the first six months of 2012, were based on estimates at the date of grant as follows:

 

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Risk-free interest rate   0.36%
Dividend yield   0.0%
Volatility   396%
Expected life (in years)   3.5 

 

Expected option life and volatility are based on historical data of the Company. The risk-free interest rate is calculated based on the average US Treasury Bill rate that corresponds with the option life. Historically, the Company has not declared dividends and there are no foreseeable plans to do so.

 

No options were exercised during the six months ended June 29, 2012. Options were cancelled as a result of the expiration of the exercise period of the options. As of June 29, 2012, there was approximately $35 of total unrecognized share-based compensation cost related to grants under the plan that will be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.1 years.

 

Share-based compensation expense included in selling, general and administrative (excluding pension) expense in the statements of comprehensive loss for the three and six months ended June 29, 2012 was approximately $7 and $17, respectively. Share-based compensation expense included in selling, general and administrative (excluding pension) expense in the statements of comprehensive loss for the three and six months ended July 1, 2011 was approximately $13 and $21, respectively.

 

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EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

4.EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT BENEFIT PLANS

 

Components of Net Periodic Benefit Expense

 

   Pension Plan   Supplemental Executive
Retirement Plan
 
For the three months ended:  June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011 
                 
Service cost  $-   $-   $-   $- 
Interest cost   467    527    52    64 
Expected return on assets   (454)   (501)   -    - 
Amortization of actuarial loss   170    108    14    9 
Amortization of prior year service cost   -    -    (12)   (12)
Settlement charge   317    325    -    - 
Net periodic benefit expense  $500   $459   $54   $61 

 

   Pension Plan   Supplemental Executive
Retirement Plan
 
For the six months ended:  June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011 
                 
Service cost  $-   $-   $-   $- 
Interest cost   933    1,055    103    128 
Expected return on assets   (907)   (1,002)   -    - 
Amortization of actuarial loss   341    216    29    18 
Amortization of prior year service cost   -    -    (24)   (24)
Settlement charge   634    554    -    - 
Net periodic benefit expense  $1,001   $823   $108   $122 

 

Employer Contributions

 

In the first six months of 2012, the Company paid $727 to the pension trust and payments totaling $1,305 are scheduled for the remainder of 2012 with an additional payment of $412 expected in early 2013.

 

The Company is not currently required to fund the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP). All benefit payments are made by the Company directly to those who receive benefits from the SERP. As such, these payments are treated as both contributions and benefits paid for reporting purposes. The Company expects to contribute and pay SERP benefits of approximately $531 in the next 12 months.

 

5.CONDEMNATION OF PROPERTY

 

In 2011, Rocky Mountain Power (“RMP”), a public utility company, took possession of a portion of the Company’s real estate interest (the “Substation”) by way of a decree of condemnation so that RMP may repurpose the Substation for public use. The Company’s interest in the Substation is governed by a series of agreements (the “Agreements”) with Wasatch Research Park I, LLC (“Wasatch”), which owned legal title of the Substation. In 2011, RMP offered and paid Wasatch $231 as compensation for the substation and the Company recorded a loss on the disposal of the substation based on the consideration it received from Wasatch for the Company’s interest in the Substation pursuant to the Agreements. The Company and Wasatch believe that the Substation value is higher than $231 and Wasatch, with the cooperation of the Company, is pursuing increased compensation from RMP through negotiation and legal proceedings. The Agreements provide that the Company and Wasatch will share equally in any proceeds in excess of the $231 less legal expenses. In the event that RMP pays additional compensation for the Substation to Wasatch, the Company will record a gain from the disposal of property to the extent of its share of the additional compensation it is entitled to under the Agreements. The Company is uncertain as to the final outcome of this matter.

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and notes of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company,” “E&S,” “we,” “us” and “our”) included in Item 1 of Part I of this Form 10-Q. In addition to the historical information contained herein, this quarterly report on Form 10-Q includes certain "forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the fact they use words such as “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “target,” “may,” “project,” “guidance,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe” and other words and terms of similar meaning and expression in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. One can also identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from current expectations. These statements are likely to relate to, among other things, the Company’s goals, plans and projections regarding its financial position, results of operations, cash flows, market position, product development, sales efforts, expenses, performance or results of current and anticipated products and the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings and financial results, which are based on current expectations that involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including internal or external factors that could delay, divert or change any of them in the next several years.

 

Although the Company believes it has been prudent in its plans and assumptions, no assurance can be given that any goal or plan set forth in forward-looking statements can be achieved and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

All dollar amounts are in thousands.

 

Executive Summary

 

Revenue and gross margins for the first six months of 2012 were comparable to 2011 while the revenue recorded for the second quarter was significantly less than the comparable period of 2011. This low second quarter revenue was attributable to accelerated work completed on customer projects in the first quarter of 2012. The gross margins in the second quarter of 2012 suffered from volume related inefficiencies; however, with better than usual performance on several customer projects in the first quarter, the gross margins for the six-month period were stronger in 2012 than 2011. New customer bookings improved slightly in the second quarter of 2012 but were still less than expected. As a result, the sales backlog improved slightly compared to March 30, 2012 but still decreased to $15,375 as of June 29, 2012 compared to $17,449 as of December 31, 2011. While the sales backlog is low compared to recent history, sales prospects remain strong and the low bookings appear attributable to the timing of customer decisions rather than lost sales opportunities. For this reason, we remain hopeful that the sales backlog will recover with stronger bookings for the remainder of 2012. We have enjoyed continued success in the existing markets we serve but have found it challenging to find opportunities for significant sales growth within our current resource limitations and the worldwide economic environment.

 

Operating expenses in the first six months of 2012 decreased compared to the same period in 2011 except for an increase in the amount of pension expense recorded. The decrease in operating expenses was attributable to reduced research and development expenses due to redirecting some of the Company’s engineering resources to customer support and show productions. Pension expense for 2012 was higher due to greater lump-sum distributions in 2012 and other actuarial estimates. We continue to evaluate ways to further reduce our overhead structure and operating expenses but expect less in future reductions as the changes in the past two years consumed most of the cost cutting opportunities.

 

As a result of our expectations for sales and operating expenditures, we do not expect to record net income for the remainder of 2012. We continue to believe that our annual results will be close to breakeven with future sales levels comparable to 2011 under our existing cost structure. We continue to evaluate alternative strategies that will enable us to reach our goal of sustained profitability.

 

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As the result of the net loss, partially offset by some unrealized gains on marketable securities, in the first six months of 2012, our stockholders’ deficit increased to $22,868 as of June 29, 2012 compared to $21,865 as of December 31, 2011. The measurement of the pension obligation and return on the pension trust assets could also increase or reduce the stockholders’ deficit dependent on many factors such as market interest rates, investment returns and actuarial estimates. The pension liability is the largest component of our stockholders’ deficit and continues to pressure liquidity requirements. In the first six months of 2012 we paid $727 to the pension trust. Payments totaling $1,305 to the pension trust are scheduled for the remainder of 2012 with an additional payment of $412 expected in early 2013. The remaining payment requirements to the pension trust in 2013 will depend on several factors including investment returns, market interest rates, actuarial results, and the evolving rules and interpretations of recent legislation intended to defer the funding of pension obligations over a longer period. We continue to believe that existing sources of liquidity and cash generated from operating activities will adequately fund our obligations through 2012 and into 2013. Over the long term, the elimination of our stockholders’ deficit and funding of our obligations will continue to depend on a combination of profits from operations and the factors affecting the net pension liability.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Certain accounting policies are considered by management to be critical to an understanding of our condensed consolidated financial statements. Their application requires significant management judgment, with financial reporting results relying on estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. A summary of critical accounting policies can be found in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. For all of these policies, management cautions that future results rarely develop exactly as forecasted, and the best estimates routinely require modification.

 

Results of Operations

 

Sales and Backlog

 

The following table summarizes our sales:

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011 
Sales  $4,746   $6,582   $12,563   $12,219 

 

Sales reported for the first six months of 2012 were comparable to the prior year increasing by 3%. Contributions from all of our products were consistent between the two six-month periods; however, the timing of deliveries for some of our larger digital theater products resulted in more sales recorded in the first quarter of 2012. As a result, the sales for the three-month period ended June 29, 2012 were significantly less than the comparable period of 2011. We expect higher quarterly sales for the remainder of 2012. As of June 29, 2012 our revenue backlog was $15,375 compared with $17,449 as of December 31, 2011.

 

Gross Profit

 

The following table summarizes our gross profit and the gross profit as a percentage of total sales:

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011 
Gross profit  $1,206   $2,294   $4,475   $3,755 
Gross profit percentage   25%   35%   36%   31%

  

Our gross profit for the first six months of 2012 was higher than the same period of the prior year due to very favorable margins on several customer contracts in the first quarter of 2012. Our gross profit for the second quarter of 2012 was lower than the same period of 2011 due primarily to the under-absorption of overhead and inefficiencies resulting from the lower sales volume.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

The following table summarizes our operating expenses:

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011 
Selling, general and administrative (excluding pension)  $1,279   $1,390   $2,751   $2,681 
Research and development   660    735    1,264    1,486 
Pension   554    520    1,109    945 
Total operating expenses  $2,493   $2,645   $5,124   $5,112 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses for three and six months ended June 29, 2012 were comparable to the same periods in 2011. Research and development expenses were somewhat lower than the prior year due to redirecting some of the Company’s resources to customer support and show productions. Pension expense for 2012 was higher than 2011 due to higher settlement charges resulting from increased estimates for lump-sum distributions in 2012 and other actuarial estimates.

 

Other Expense, net

 

The following table summarizes our other expense:

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011   June 29, 2012   July 1, 2011 
Total other expense, net  $184   $173   $401   $263 

 

For the first six months of 2012, other expense, net increased due to net realized losses on marketable securities recorded in 2012 compared to realized gains recorded in 2011. The other significant component of other expense was interest expense which was comparable for the periods presented.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash Flows

 

In the first six months of 2012, the $1,830 of cash used by operating activities was attributable to $1,537 of cash absorbed by changes in working capital and $293 absorbed by the net loss for the period, after the effect of $831 of non-cash items. Most of the cash absorbed by changes in working capital was driven by customer contract activity as progress payments did not keep pace with cost and earnings reported during the period.

 

In the first six months of 2011, the $2,003 of cash provided by operating activities was attributable to $2,967 of cash provided by changes in working capital which offset cash absorbed of $964 from the net loss after the effect of $723 of non-cash items. The largest contributing factors to the changes in working capital were a decrease in accounts receivable, an increase in customer deposits and a decrease in accrued liabilities. The decrease in accounts receivable reflected the collection of a significant outstanding accounts receivable recorded as of December 31, 2010 for an E&S Laser Projector (“ESLP”) system delivered in 2010. The increase in customer deposits reflects customer contract activity in the form of advance progress payments. The decrease in accrued liabilities was primarily due to the payment of agent commissions.

 

The contrasting cash effect from the changes in working capital between the two periods presented is significant but is within the range of fluctuations that are expected from the varying progress payment terms experienced with our customer contracts.

 

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There was nominal effect on cash flows from investing activities for the first six months of 2012 and 2011. Purchases of property, plant and equipment absorbed $64 and $127 of cash and the proceeds from the sale of marketable securities provided $275 and $320 of cash in first six months of 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

In the first six months of 2012, financing activities used $76 of cash consisting of principal payments on mortgage notes. In the first six months of 2011, financing activities used $574 of cash consisting of repayment of a $500 balance on a line-of-credit agreement and $74 of principal payments on mortgage notes.

 

Credit Facilities

 

The Company is a party to a credit agreement with a commercial bank which permits borrowings of up to $1,100 to fund working capital requirements. Interest is charged on amounts borrowed at the lender’s prime rate. As of June 29, 2012, there were no borrowings outstanding under the credit agreement.

 

The Company has a finance arrangement which facilitates the issuance of letters of credit and bank guarantees. Under the terms of the arrangement, we are required to maintain a balance in a specific bank account equal to or greater than the outstanding value of all letters of credit issued, plus other amounts necessary to adequately secure our obligations with the financial institution. As of June 29, 2012, we had outstanding letters of credit totaling $1,221. The cash collateral for these letters of credit was classified as $779 of restricted cash and $442 of restricted cash included in other assets.

 

Mortgage Notes

 

As of June 29, 2012, our wholly owned Spitz subsidiary had obligations totaling $2,787 under its two mortgage notes payable.

 

Sale-Leaseback Financing

 

As of June 29, 2012, the principal balance on the debt obligation recorded from the sale-leaseback financing transaction was $2,519. The cash payment required to repurchase the property on June 29, 2012 was $2,454 consisting of the $2,579 repurchase price under the agreement less a credit for the $125 security deposit. Accordingly, if we had exercised our option to repurchase the property on June 29, 2012, we would have recorded a discount of approximately 3% in the amount of $65 under the $2,519 balance of the debt.

 

Trademarks Used In This Form 10-Q

 

ESLP is a registered trademark of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation. All other products, services, or trade names or marks are the properties of their respective owners.

 

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Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report were effective at the reasonable assurance level such that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls system 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 are detected.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

During the six-month period ended June 29, 2012, the Company began processing the financial transactions for its parent company on a newly implemented accounting software system. This change was made to reduce costs by transitioning to a system which is better designed for the size and nature of the Company’s business operations. The Company has made changes to its internal control over financial reporting in connection with this transition to the new accounting software system. There has been no other change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures discussed above that occurred during the six-month period ended June 29, 2012, or subsequent to that date, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Our process for evaluating controls and procedures is continuous and encompasses constant improvement of the design and effectiveness of established controls and procedures and the remediation of any deficiencies which may be identified during this process.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

In the normal course of business, we become involved in various legal proceedings. Although the final outcome of such proceedings cannot be predicted, we believe the ultimate disposition of any such proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, liquidity, or results of operations.

 

Item 6.EXHIBITS

 

31.1Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act, as amended, filed herewith.
31.2Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act, as amended, filed herewith.
32.1Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith
101The following materials from this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the periods ended June 29, 2012, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) and furnished electronically herewith: (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (iv) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, tagged as blocks of text. This exhibit will not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78r), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. Such exhibit will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or Securities Exchange Act, except to the extent that the Company specifically incorporates it by reference.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  EVANS & SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORPORATION
     
Date:      August 3, 2012 By: /s/ Paul Dailey
    Paul Dailey, Chief Financial Officer
    and Corporate Secretary
    (Authorized Officer)
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

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