Annual Report (10-k)

Date : 08/21/2018 @ 5:23PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Schmitt Industries, Inc. (SMIT)
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Annual Report (10-k)

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

(Mark One)

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

For the fiscal year ended: May 31, 2018

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: 000-23996

SCHMITT INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Oregon   93-1151989

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

2765 N.W. Nicolai Street

Portland, Oregon 97210

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(503) 227-7908

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

  

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock - no par value    The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.     Yes  ☐    No  ☒

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

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  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its Corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ☐

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

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ☐

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

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of November 30, 2017, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, was approximately $5,041,800 based upon the closing price of $2.45 reported for such date on the NASDAQ Capital Market. For purposes of this disclosure, shares of Common Stock held by persons who hold more than 10% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock and shares held by officers and directors of the registrant have been excluded because such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. This determination is not necessarily conclusive for other purposes.

As of July 31, 2018, the registrant had 3,994,545 outstanding shares of Common Stock.

Documents Incorporated by Reference

Portions of the registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are incorporated by reference into Part III hereof.


PART I

 

Item 1.

Business

Forward-Looking Statements

This Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Report”), including ”Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Item 7, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and the future results of Schmitt Industries, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) that are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions about the Company’s business. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “sees,” “estimates” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the “Risk Factors” section in Item 1A, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Item 7 and elsewhere in this Report as well as those discussed from time to time in the Company’s other Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Report or, in the case of any document incorporated by reference, the date of that document, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Report. If we update or correct one or more forward-looking statements, investors and others should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections with respect to other forward-looking statements.

Introduction

Schmitt Industries, Inc. (the Company), an Oregon corporation, designs, manufactures and sells high precision test and measurement products for two main business segments: the Balancer segment and the Measurement segment. For the Balancer segment, the Company designs, manufactures and sells computer-controlled vibration detection, balancing and process control systems for the worldwide machine tool industry, particularly for grinding machines. The Company also provides sales and service for Europe and Asia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schmitt Europe Limited (SEL), located in Coventry, England and through its sales representative office located in Shanghai, China. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schmitt Measurement Systems, Inc., an Oregon corporation, the Company designs, manufactures and sells laser and white light sensors for distance, dimensional and area measurement for a wide variety of commercial applications and ultrasonic measurement products that accurately measure the fill levels of tanks holding propane, diesel and other tank-based liquids and transmit that data via satellite to a secure web site for display (the Measurement segment). The Company’s corporate office is located at 2765 N.W. Nicolai Street, Portland, Oregon. The Company was originally incorporated under the laws of British Columbia, Canada, in 1984 and was reincorporated under the laws of the State of Oregon in 1995.

“SBS,” “Acuity,” “Xact,” “SMS,” “Lasercheck” and “AccuProfile” are registered trademarks owned by the Company.

Balancer Segment

The Company’s principal product line for the Balancer segment is the Schmitt Dynamic Balance System (SBS), which consists of a vibration sensor, a computer control unit, and a balance head that is placed either externally on the grinding wheel spindle with the use of a spindle mounted adaptor or internally inside the spindle bore. SBS products are designed as economical yet highly precise measurement and control devices for permanent or portable installation on grinding machines that can detect and correct imbalance caused by vibration as small as

 

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0.02 microns. Customers can also detect and analyze the acoustic emission (AE) signal generated during grinding or wheel dressing to help monitor and improve the grinding process. Customers include both end user operators as well as manufacturers of grinding machines worldwide for a wide variety of industries that utilize the grinding process, including the automotive, industrial, aerospace, and medical industries where specifications and operating tolerances on machined parts are increasingly precise. The following products are currently offered under the SBS brand:

SB-5500 Products The SB-5500 product line is fully automated, reducing machine setup time and ensuring a smoother and more efficient grinding process. Operating on a principle of mass compensation for wheel imbalance, the balance head contains two movable eccentric weights, each driven by electric motors through a precision gear train. These weights are repositioned to offset any imbalance in a grinding wheel or other application. Imbalance or vibration is picked up by the vibration sensor and the control unit filters the signal by revolutions per minute. The control then automatically drives the balance head weights in a direction that reduces the amplitude of the vibration signal. The balance cycle is complete when the weights are positioned to achieve the lowest vibration level, as low as 0.02 microns.

The SB-5500 control panel contains up to four slots for additional, optional circuit boards designed for specific functions, such as manual balancing, balancing using hydro chambers and process monitoring, which involves the detection and analysis of high frequency noise, known as AE, generated by the grinding process.

The optional Acoustic Emission Monitoring System (AEMS) control card uses proprietary acoustic sensor technology to monitor the AE signal generated on the grinding machine during key events in the grinding process. The AEMS card allows rapid, automatic grinding wheel in-feed, right up to the point of initial contact of the grinding wheel with a new part loaded in the machine. The system can automatically detect the initial contact and very quickly report this event to the machine control, stopping the wheel in-feed without operator intervention. Part crash occurs when a part or fixture is incorrectly loaded into a grinding machine or some abnormal condition occurs. Rapid in-feed of the wheel may then result in a dangerous or expensive crash. The AEMS card allows the grinding machine’s operating system (known as a computer numeric control or CNC system) on the machine to monitor the acoustic levels and detect any unexpected contact when it happens. The system then reports that abnormal contact and instructs the CNC program to stop the grinding process, within milliseconds.

The SB-5500 also offers integration of the ExactControl card, providing enhanced control of the grinding process. The ExactControl process control card offers multi-functional grinding process control capability by detecting and analyzing either the AE signal pattern or the machine power fluctuations and then using one of seven process control strategies to adjust and optimize the grinding process based on that signal data, resulting in improved part quality and reduced operating costs. Software control strategies include ExactDisplay (graphically displays the measurement signal), ExactGap (displays and evaluates the measurement signal against a predetermined signal threshold to automatically determine when the grinding wheel touches the work piece and to shorten the time between grinding work pieces), ExactTime (displays and evaluates the time interval of a measurement signal that is above a predetermined signal threshold to monitor the minimum or maximum processing time, ExactIntegral (displays and evaluates the area under a measurement signal curve to optimize the grinding process for the particular work piece), and ExactDress (displays and evaluates the measurement signal and compares it to a standard threshold to optimize the grinding wheel dress process).

SB-2000 and AE-1000 Products Additional SBS products include the SB-2000 and the AE-1000. The SB-2000 is an easy-to-use, compact manual balancing system offering both one and two plane manual balancing capabilities. The system comes in a dedicated machine installation version (SB-2000) and a portable version (SB-2000-P). Each version of the system displays up to four digits of resolution for vibration and six digits for RPM readings and supports a spindle speed range of 30 to 100,000 RPM. The portable SB-2000-P version attaches magnetically to any location on the machine for easy setup and use. The AE-1000 is a dedicated AE control platform that reduces air machine grinding time and alerts the

 

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operator to potential grinding wheel crash conditions by using proprietary AE detection technology to monitor the high frequency signals generated by the grinding process.

Notable features of the SBS system include its ability to fit almost all grinding machines, ease of installation, compact and modular construction, ability to balance a wheel while on a machine, virtual elimination of wheel vibration, automatic monitoring of balancing, display in a variety of languages and in metric units of measurement, instrument grade calibration, short balance process, measurement of both displacement and/or velocity and minimal operator maintenance. The SB-5500 also offers the capability of fully integrating its operation and output within any grinding machine’s CNC operating system by the use of its IVIS (Intelligent Visualization) software.

Benefits of using the SBS system include improved quality of finished parts, elimination of grinding gap time in the grind cycle resulting in increased efficiency and part throughput, ease of product adaptation, monitoring and correction of part crash, minimal downtime, complete and ready installation, elimination of static balancing, longer life of the grinding wheel, diamond dressings and spindle bearings, the ability to balance within 0.02 microns and its adaptability to all types of machines.

Precision grinding is necessary in major manufacturing areas including the automotive industry (gear trains, camshafts, crankshafts, valves), bearings (roller and tapered types), ceramics (precision shaping), electric motors (shafts), pumps (shafts and turbines), aircraft (engine parts such as turbine blades), and general manufacturing. Precision grinding has an established worldwide presence in all industrialized countries and is expanding as a method of material removal and part processing.

Within the Company’s customer base for the SBS system, there are three major market segments:

Machine Tool Builders These companies design and manufacture a variety of specialty application grinding machines. SBS systems are distributed to markets throughout the world through machine tool original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who incorporate the SBS system into their products.

Examples of some well-known worldwide machine tool builders who have offered and/or installed the SBS System include Shanghai Machine Tool Works (China), ANCA (Australia), Capco Machinery (U.S.), Drake Manufacturing (U.S.), Ecotech/SMTW (China/U.S.), Erwin Junker (U.S.), Matrix Machine Tool (UK), Schleifring Group (Germany, China), Shaanxi Qinchuan Machinery Development Co. (China), Cinetic Landis Grinding (U.S.), Koyo Machinery (U.S./Japan), Micron Machinery Limited (Japan/U.S.), USACH Technologies (U.S.), Tschudin (U.S.) and Weldon Solutions (U.S.). The Company currently sells its products directly to major machine builders throughout the world.

Machine Tool Rebuilders These customers, found in most, if not all, industrialized nations, develop their business by offering to completely update and refurbish older grinding machines. These rebuilders typically tear the old machine apart and install new components, such as the SBS system. The Company currently sells its products directly to major machine tool rebuilders throughout the world.

Grinding Machine Users These end users become aware of the SBS system through trade shows, trade magazine advertising, distributors, field representatives, referrals and new machine suppliers. The Company’s business is conducted worldwide with some better known customers including: Black & Decker, Briggs and Stratton, Schaeffler, Caterpillar, Eaton, Emerson Power Transmission, Cummins Engine, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, General Motors, Ingersoll Rand, Komatsu, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, SKF Bearing Industries, Timken, TRW Automotive Components and Universal Bearing.

For the years ended May 31, 2018, May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016 (Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016), net sales of the Company’s balancing products totaled $9,026,830, $7,082,474 and $6,962,746, respectively. Net sales of balancing products accounted for 65%, 57% and 60% of the Company’s total sales in Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. See Note 5 to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Competition

Competitors in the Balancer segment primarily come from Germany and Italy. These competitors produce electromechanical and water balancers and process control products similar to SBS. The Company’s primary competitors are Marposs S.p.A., Balance Systems S.r.l. and MPM Micro Prazision Marx GmbH.

Measurement Segment

The Company’s principal product lines for the Measurement segment are the Acuity and Xact product lines. Within the Acuity line, the Company designs, manufactures and sells laser and white light sensors for fast and accurate distance, dimensional and area measurement in a wide variety of commercial applications. Within the Xact product line, the Company designs, manufactures and sells ultrasonic measurement products that accurately measure the fill levels of tanks holding propane, diesel and other tank-based liquids and transmit that data via satellite to a secure web site for display.

Acuity Products

Products sold under the Acuity brand include lasers utilizing both triangulation and time-of-flight methods of measurement, and confocal chromatic white light sensors that are used in a wide range of industrial applications including manufacturing, lumber production, steel casting, glass and paper production, medical imaging, crane control and micron-level part and surface inspection. The following products are currently offered under the Acuity brand:

AccuRange (“AR”) Distance Measurement Sensors – The AR distance measurement lasers utilize pulsed time of flight measurement principles to accurately measure distances of up to 30 meters (up to 300 meters with retro-reflective tape) with the AR1000, up to 100 meters (500 meters with retro-reflective tape) with the AR2000, up to 50 meters (500 meters with retro-reflective tape) with the AR2500 and up to 300 meters (3000 meters with retro-reflective tape) with the AR3000. These products are highly versatile, being able to measure distances both indoors and outdoors. Applications include, but are not limited to, load confirmation, alignment, lumber positioning, crane monitoring, fill level measurement, velocity measurement and laser altimeter.

AR Triangulating Laser Displacement Sensors – The AR200 line is the Company’s most compact series of triangulating laser displacement sensors. Four models cover metric measurement ranges from 6 to 100 millimeters. All models boast a 1/500 accuracy rating for measurements within twelve microns. All models are standard with analog, limit switch and serial outputs. The AR200 sensors project a beam of visible laser light that creates a spot on the target surface. Reflected light from the surface is viewed from an angle by a line scan camera and the target’s distance is computed from the image pixel data. The AR200 displacement sensor cannot be overloaded and measures accurately even when a mirror reflects the entire light beam back to the detector. The AR500 is a compact triangulation laser displacement sensor that provides accurate measurements (+/- 0.15% linearity) at high speeds (standard to 9400 Hz, high speed option up to 56K Hz). The same compact enclosure houses models with ranges from 5 to 1000 millimeters. Sensor options include blue laser diodes, faster speeds and cooling jackets. Applications include radiating surfaces and high speed applications such as road texture, ballistics and high speed event monitoring. The AR700 is a triangulation laser displacement sensor that provides superior performance in terms of accuracy, repeatability, and sample speed. The AR700 boasts output speeds up to 9400 Hz and resolutions as small as a micron. The laser will output 9400 distance readings in a single second. Model variations permit applications up to 50 inches in range. Applications include high speed road profiling, product dimensional or thickness measurement, rubber thickness measurement, lumber or plywood thickness measurement, carton dimensioning and product positioning.

AR Chromatic Confocal Sensors – The AR CCS Prima white light confocal-chromatic displacement sensor is the most precise measurement system from Acuity. Using a novel optical principle of measuring the reflected light’s component wavelengths, these confocal sensors measure both distance and position to

 

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within nanometers. These compact probes can measure to opaque, shiny or even transparent surfaces. Unlike the other Acuity distance sensors, the Prima Confocal systems are comprised of an optical measurement “pen” and a separate controller. This controller houses all of the electronics, light source, etc. Only emitted white light and reflected signals are passed between the pen and the controller via a thin fiber-optic transmission cable. The Confocal-Chromatic Sensors (CCS) are offered in a variety of measurement ranges and standoff distances, each with a corresponding resolution. The shortest-range models resolve to 5 nanometers of height change. The AR CCS Initial confocal sensor is an extremely precise point sensor for measuring displacement and thickness. Each system includes a controller unit, a fiber optic cable, a measuring probe and all necessary cables and software. The CCS Initial measures distance and topography of varied targets, including silicon, polished metals, glass, contoured lenses, polymers, semiconductor masks and natural materials. The technology in the CCS Initial supports nanometer-scale resolutions and the system comes in five different measurement models that range from 0.4 to 12.0 mm.

AccuProfile (“AP”) Laser Line Scanner – The laser line sensors in this series are mid-level two-dimensional CMOS digital sensors for industrial surface dimensioning and measurement applications. The AP820 is a two-dimensional laser line scanner that measures surface height profiles by projecting a beam of visible laser light that creates a line on a targeted surface. The AP820 is a highly accurate sensor for industrial surface dimensional and measurement applications. The scanner quickly and accurately generates low-noise 2D or 3D profile scans of objects, surfaces or scenes. The sensor has an onboard processor and comes with AcuityView image analysis software. Typical scanner applications include weld gap tracking and weld bead profiling, positional control of objects and surfaces, tire profiling, wheel profiling, surface profiling, 3D profile generation and dimensional measurement.

Acuity (“AQ”) 2D Laser Line Scanner – The AQ6 laser line sensor offers higher speed and higher resolution, with models from 0.3 megapixels to over 12 megapixels. The AQ6 uses the latest in new high density CMOS camera design with new Gigabit Ethernet communications and the newly released GeniCam high speed vision protocols. This allows the customer to increase the resolution on the target and reduce the amount of sensors needed for larger parts. The new outputs also will allow for a faster and less expensive integration of the sensor into the customer’s application. Applications include pipe and tube manufacturers, large laser line applications for flaw detection, and high accuracy scans of difficult targets. The AQ6 also lends itself to custom OEM applications with laser lines of over 80 inches in length. Currently there are 9 models of the AQ6 available.

Competition

The market for the Acuity products is extremely competitive, characterized by rapidly changing technology, and includes multinational competitors. Company pricing is intended to obtain market share and meet competitive supplier prices. The market strategy is to establish products with the best quality, reliability and performance and superior economic value. The Company believes the principal elements of competition include quality of ongoing technical support and maintenance coupled with responsiveness to customer needs, as well as price, product quality, reliability and performance.

Xact Remote Tank Monitoring Products

The Company’s Xact Remote Tank Monitoring products provide remote fill level monitoring of propane, diesel and other tank-based liquids for tanks, large or small, anywhere in the world. Accessing accurate fill level information is essential to effectively manage inventory, improve delivery efficiency, reduce operating costs and increase profitability, and justify capital expenditures. The Xact system utilizes an ultrasonic sensor that is applied externally to the tank to calculate the fill level inside the tank with great accuracy (+/- 2% for large tanks, +/-1% for small tanks). The Xact system can also be installed to measure the fill levels of bobtail and transport trucks. For smaller tanks that are difficult to access or where the precise accuracy provided by the ultrasonic sensor is not as important, Xact also offers a sensor that is affixed to the dial of a preinstalled float gauge (known as a “gauge reader”) which detects the fill level that is reported by the gauge. Float gauges have a typical

 

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accuracy of +/- 8% to 12%. Tank fill data is then transmitted via the Globalstar ® satellite network to a secure website for display. There is no reliance on phone land lines or cellular networks and therefore no dropped data. The use of satellite telemetry permits monitoring of any tank anywhere in the world. With the Xact system, minimum or maximum alarm or fill levels can be set to automatically notify operators by email anytime a particular tank reading exceeds thresholds or needs refilling. The Xact system can be used to monitor tanks as small as 125 gallons (473 liters) and as large as 90,000 gallons (340,686 liters). With Xact, operators can obtain timely and accurate readings of inventory levels and tank refill requirements on a predetermined timely basis.

There are three main components to the Xact Tank Monitoring System:

Tank Sensor The Xact ultrasonic sensor incorporates patented technology and is externally mounted to the bottom of the tank. The sensor produces a small electrical pulse, or a “ping,” that travels through the tank’s steel shell, which is reflected off the bottom surface of the liquid stored in the tank in the form of an echo that is detected by the sensor. The time of flight between the “ping” and the echo, which is measured in milliseconds, is then calculated to determine, based upon additional data regarding tank size and shape, the volume of liquid the tank contains. This information is then remotely transmitted via a satellite radio transmitter. For smaller tanks that are difficult to access or where the precise accuracy provided by the ultrasonic sensor is not as important, Xact also offers a sensor that is affixed to the dial of a preinstalled float gauge (known as a “gauge reader”). The gauge reader detects the fill level that is reported by the gauge and transmits that data by satellite in the same manner as the ultrasonic sensor. Float gauges have a typical accuracy range of +/- 8% to 12%.

Satellite Radio Transmitter The Xact radio transmitter is placed on the top of the tank and is connected by cable to the tank sensor or gauge reader. The satellite transmitter transmits the tank data using the GlobalStar ® satellite network to a GlobalStar ® ground station and then to the Xact secure website where the tank data is displayed or is automatically directed to a customer’s automated inventory or delivery management system.

Xact Website The Xact website is a secured location providing controlled access to the tank data for each customer’s various tank locations. The tank fill level data and geometry of the tank are used to calculate and display the precise fill level at predetermined measurement times along with additional information such as temperature, battery status, GPS coordinates and map location, fill levels that trigger email notification and the list of email recipients. In addition to the data being displayed on the website, the data can also be automatically directed to a customer’s automated inventory or delivery management system for full automation of the delivery process. Operators can now obtain highly accurate readings and tank information from even the most remote tanks conveniently and cost-effectively using their desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

The benefits of using the Xact Tank Monitoring System include external mounting with no reliance on existing mechanical gauges when using the ultrasonic sensors, tank fill data is sent directly and instantly from the tank to the user via satellite, no reliance on telephone lines or cellular networks and no dropped data, temperature adjusted readings for accuracy within +/- 2% for large tanks and +/- 1% for smaller tanks when using the ultrasonic sensor, user-set alarm levels and automatic low tank-level messaging via email or cell phone, the ability to operate in a wide range of operating environments from -40ºC to 60ºC, long battery life, quick and easy installation, secure data transmission via satellite, the ability to integrate directly into delivery scheduling management systems and the ability to monitor any tank anywhere in the world.

Customers

Customers of the Xact Tank Monitoring System include large, regional and local propane distributors, such as Superior Propane (Canada), Suburban Propane (U.S.), AmeriGas (U.S.), Pacific Propane (U.S.) and TermoGas (Mexico). The Company is currently focusing its business development efforts on the propane industry in the United States and Canada.

 

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Competition

Competitors offer a range of approaches to reading tank levels and different options for communicating those readings. Xact offers an ultrasonic sensor that is designed for accuracy in a range of tank applications and gauge readers that utilize existing tank gauges. Xact utilizes satellite communications for transmitting tank fill level data. Competitors include, but are not limited to, Independent Technologies, Inc. (Wesroc), NasCorp (SkyTracker), WACnGO, Silicon Controls, TankLink, Centeron, TankScan, Enertrac, SkyBitz and Tankutility.

Other Measurement Segment Products

Also included in the Measurement segment are the following products, however, these products are either being phased out, sold or are no longer actively being produced:

TMS – TMS (Texture Measurement System) 2000-RC is an accurate non-contact texture measurement system. The product (used on aluminum substrates) provides fast, accurate and repeatable microroughness measurements while quadrupling production throughput when compared to other testing devices. Surface roughness can be measured to levels below 0.5 Angstroms. An Angstrom (Å) is a unit of measure equal to 1 hundred-millionth of a centimeter (the point of a needle is one million Å in diameter).

Lasercheck – Lasercheck is a unique laser-based non-contact roughness gauge incorporating patented laser light-scatter technology that can make precise and repeatable surface roughness measurements in the 0.025 to 2 micron (<1.0 to 80 micro inches) range. Lasercheck provides high-speed in-process measurements in a fraction of a second and is optimized for surface measurements of ground, sanded, polished, hone, super-finished and shot-blasted surfaces. During the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2018, the Company signed an agreement to transfer inventory and service requirements to a third party in exchange for payments to be made over a 90-day period.

Complete Angle Scatter Instrument (CASI Scatterometers) and MicroScan – The CASI Scatterometer uses visible, ultraviolet or infrared laser light as a nondestructive probe to measure surface quality, optical performance, smoothness, appearance, defects and contamination on a wide variety of materials. These products are scientific measurement instruments providing customers with molecular-level precision in roughness measurement of optical surfaces, diffuse materials, semiconductor wafers, magnetic storage media and precision-machined surfaces, as well as surfaces affecting the cosmetic appearance of consumer products. The MicroScan system is a portable device consisting of a hand-held control unit, an interchangeable measurement head and a separate charging unit. To perform a measurement, the operator places the measurement head on the objective area and presses a button. Each measurement takes less than five seconds with results displayed and stored in system memory. The MicroScan can store 700 measurements in 255 files and provides the capability to program pass/fail criteria. Software is available for control, analysis and file conversion. From a single measurement, a user can determine RMS surface roughness, reflectance and scatter light levels (BRDF) on either flat or curved surfaces and under any lighting conditions. During Fiscal 2017, the Company signed an agreement to transfer the assets and technology associated with the CASI and Microscan products in exchange for royalty payments over a seven-year period.

In Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016, net sales of Measurement products totaled $4,861,233, $5,315,169 and $4,722,607, respectively, and accounted for 35%, 43% and 40% of the Company’s total sales in Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. See Note 5 to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Sales by Geographic Area

In Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016, the Company recorded net sales of its products in the United States, its country of domicile, of $6,932,943, $6,797,469 and $6,931,278, respectively. Net sales in the last three fiscal years by geographic areas were:

 

     North
America
     Europe      Asia      Others  

Fiscal 2018

   $ 8,371,376      $ 2,258,495      $ 3,122,484      $ 135,708  

Fiscal 2017

   $ 8,162,340      $ 1,451,293      $ 2,500,191      $ 283,819  

Fiscal 2016

   $ 7,749,753      $ 1,435,280      $ 2,288,550      $ 211,770  

Business and Marketing Strategy

The Company designs, manufactures and markets all of its products with operations divided into a number of different channels and geographies.

Balancer Segment Products

The Company markets and sells its SBS products in a variety of ways. First, selling channels are provided by independent manufacturers’ representatives and distributors. There are currently approximately 65 individuals and/or organizations throughout the world acting in one of these capacities, including approximately 15 in the United States and seven in China.

Second, OEMs integrate the SBS products on the machine tools they produce. Users thus purchase the SBS products concurrently with the machine tools. Conversely, end users of grinding machines that have purchased the SBS system directly from the Company, after enjoying the benefits of our products, often request that SBS products be included with the new equipment they order from OEMs. The SBS systems are often installed by machine tool builders prior to displaying their own machine tools at various trade shows, becoming endorsements that prove beneficial to the Company’s sales efforts.

Third, worldwide trade shows have proven to be an excellent source of business. Company representatives, usually one or more of the marketing managers and the CEO and/or VP of Operations, attend these events along with local Company representatives. These individuals operate a display booth featuring an SBS System demonstration stand and product and technical literature. Representatives from all facets of the Company’s target markets attend these trade shows.

In North America and Asia, products are shipped directly to customers from the Company’s factory in Portland, Oregon. Where the Company has distributors, the product is shipped to the distributor, who in turn pays the Company directly and then delivers and installs the product for the end user. European distribution to customers is handled by shipping the product directly from the Company’s Portland headquarters to its European subsidiary in the United Kingdom, which in turn sells and distributes the products.

Measurement Segment Products

Similar to the Balancer segment, the Measurement segment uses a variety of methods to market and sell its products. Primarily, our sales and marketing managers direct the overall worldwide sales and marketing efforts for the Acuity and Xact products, including the management of distributors in selected markets. In addition, trade shows have recently proven to be an excellent source of business. Representatives from all facets of the Company’s target markets attend these trade shows. All Measurement segment products are assembled in the Portland, Oregon facility and shipped worldwide directly to customers.

 

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Backlog

The Company does not generally track backlog. Normally, orders are shipped within one to two weeks after receipt unless the customer requests otherwise.

Manufacturing

There are no unique sources of supply or raw materials in any product lines. Essential electronic components, available in large quantities from various suppliers, are assembled into the Balancing and Measurement electronic control units under the Company’s quality and assembly standards. Company-owned software and firmware are coupled with the electronic components to provide the basis of the Company’s various electronic control units. Management believes several supply sources exist for all electronic components and assembly work incorporated into its electronic control systems. Mechanical parts for the Company’s products are produced by high quality machine shops. The Company is not dependent on any one supplier of mechanical components. In the event of supply problems, the Company believes that two or three alternatives could be developed within 30 days. The Company is subject to availability and pricing on the various components parts purchased, which has had, and may continue to have, a material impact on operations.

The Company uses in-house skilled assemblers to construct and test vendor-supplied components. Component inventory of finished vendor-supplied parts is held on Company property to assure adequate flow of parts to meet customer order requirements. Inventory is monitored by a computer control system designed to assure timely re-ordering of components. In-house personnel assemble various products and test all finished components before placing them in the finished goods inventory. Finished goods inventory is maintained via computer to assure timely shipment and service to customers. All customer shipments are from the finished goods inventory.

The Company’s Quality Control Program first received full ISO 9001 certification in 1996. In 2005, the Company received its certification to the newer ISO 9001:2000 requirements and received subsequent recertification in 2011, 2014 and 2017.

Proprietary Technology

The Company’s success depends in part on its proprietary technology, which the Company protects through patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other measures. The Company has U.S. patents covering both Balancer and Measurement products, processes and methods that the Company believes provide it with a competitive advantage. The Company has a policy of seeking patents, where appropriate, on inventions concerning new products and improvements developed as part of its ongoing research, development and manufacturing activities. While patents provide certain legal rights of enforceability, there can be no assurance the historic legal standards surrounding questions of validity and enforceability will continue to be applied or that current defenses with respect to issued patents will, in fact, be considered substantial in the future. There can be no assurance as to the degree and range of protection any patent will afford and whether patents will be issued or the extent to which the Company may inadvertently infringe upon patents granted to others.

The Company manufactures its Balancer segment products under copyright protection in the U.S. for electronic board designs. Encapsulation of the finished product further protects the Company’s technologies including software.

The Company also relies upon trade secret protection for its confidential and proprietary information. There can be no assurance that others will not independently develop substantially equivalent proprietary information and techniques or otherwise gain access to the Company’s trade secrets or disclose such technology or that the Company can meaningfully protect its trade secrets.

 

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While the Company pursues patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright protection for products and various trademarks, it also relies on know-how and continuing technology advancement, manufacturing capabilities, affordable high-quality products, new product introduction and direct marketing efforts to develop and maintain its competitive position.

Product Development

The Company maintains an ongoing research and development program to expand the product lines and capabilities of its business segments. The goal of this program is to expand the product base in historic markets and to enter new market areas so as to reduce reliance on historic market segments. During Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016, the Company’s research and development expense totaled $327,317, $256,164 and $287,672, respectively.

Employees

As of July 31, 2018, the Company employed 54 individuals worldwide on a full-time basis. There were 2 part-time or temporary employees. None of the Company’s employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

 

Item 1A.

RISK FACTORS

The following are important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company (see the forward-looking statements disclaimer at the beginning of Part 1, Item 1 in this Report). In addition, the risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones that the Company faces. Unforeseen risks could arise and problems or issues that the Company now views as minor could become more significant. If the Company were unable to adequately respond to any risks, the Company’s business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected. In addition, the Company cannot be certain that any actions taken to reduce known or unknown risks and uncertainties will be effective.

General economic conditions and uncertainties may adversely affect the Company’s business, operating results and financial condition

The Company’s operations and performance depend significantly on worldwide economic conditions, particularly in the industrial, manufacturing and automotive sectors in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and their impact on levels of capital spending, which have deteriorated significantly in the past and may become depressed, or be subject to further deterioration. Economic factors that could adversely influence demand for the Company’s products include uncertainty about global economic conditions leading to reduced levels of investment, reduction in demand for our customers’ products, customers’ and suppliers’ access to credit and the stability of the global financial system, the overall health of our markets, unemployment and other macroeconomic factors generally affecting commercial and industrial spending behavior.

Past distress in the global financial markets and global economy resulted in reduced liquidity and a tightening of credit markets. If these conditions were to reoccur, the Company could experience several potential adverse effects, including the inability of customers to obtain credit to finance purchases of the Company’s products, the insolvency of customers resulting in reduced sales and bad debts, and the insolvency of key suppliers resulting in product development and production delays.

The Company’s primary markets are volatile and unpredictable

The Company’s business depends on the demand for our various products in a variety of commercial and industrial markets. In the past, demand for our products in these markets has fluctuated due to a variety of factors, some of which are beyond our control, including: general economic conditions, both domestically and

 

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internationally, the timing, number and size of orders from, and shipments to, our customers as well as the relative mix of those orders and variations in the volume of orders for a particular product line in a particular quarter.

New products may not be developed to satisfy changes in consumer demands

The failure to develop new products or enhance existing products or react to changes in existing technologies could result in decreased revenues and a loss of market share to competitors. Financial performance depends on the ability to design, develop, manufacture, assemble, test, market and support new products and enhancements on a timely and cost-effective basis. New product opportunities may not be identified and developed and brought to market in a timely and cost-effective manner. Products or technologies developed by other companies may render products or technologies obsolete or noncompetitive, or a fundamental shift in technologies in the product markets could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s competitive position within historic industries.

Competition is intense and the Company’s failure to compete effectively would adversely affect its business

Competition in the markets for the Company’s products is intense. The speed with which the Company can identify new applications for the Company’s various technologies, develop products to meet those needs and supply commercial quantities at low prices to those new markets are important competitive factors. The principal competitive factors in the Company’s markets are product features, performance, reliability and price. Many of the Company’s competitors have greater financial, technical, engineering, production and marketing resources than we do. Those competitors with greater resources may, in addition to other things, be able to better withstand periodic downturns, compete more effectively on the basis of price and technology, or more quickly develop enhancements to products that compete with the products we manufacture and market. New companies may enter the markets in which we compete, further increasing competition in those markets. No assurance can be given that the Company will be able to compete effectively in the future, and the failure to do so would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations.

The Company may experience increased pricing pressure

We have experienced and continue to experience pricing pressure in the sale of our products, from both competitors and customers. Pricing pressures typically have become more intense during cyclical downturns when competitors seek to maintain or increase market share, reduce inventory or introduce more technologically advanced products or lower cost products. In addition, we may agree to pricing concessions or extended payment terms with our customers in connection with volume orders or to reduce cost of ownership in highly competitive applications. Our business, financial condition, margins or results of operations may be materially and adversely affected by competitive pressure and intense price-based competition.

Production time and the overall cost of products could increase if any of the primary suppliers are lost or if a primary supplier increased the prices of raw materials

Manufacturing operations depend upon obtaining adequate supplies of raw materials on a timely basis. The results of operations could be adversely affected if adequate supplies of raw materials cannot be obtained in a timely manner or if the costs of raw materials increased significantly.

The Company may not be able to ramp up manufacturing to satisfy increasing orders, which may lead to the loss of significant revenue opportunities

The Company manufactures several different product lines, all of which involve complicated technology and individual attention for each product made. The production time for each product can vary, depending on a variety of circumstances, including component availability, timing of delivery of components from suppliers and employee availability. Should the Company receive a large increase in orders, an increase in the size of orders or a shortening of the required delivery time on existing orders, the Company may not be able to ramp up manufacturing to satisfy customer expectations, which may lead to the loss of significant revenue opportunities.

 

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The Company maintains a significant investment in inventories in anticipation of future sales

The Company believes it maintains a competitive advantage by shipping product to its customers more rapidly than its competitors. As a result, the Company has a significant investment in inventories. These inventories are recorded using the lower of cost or market method, which requires management to make certain estimates. Management evaluates the recorded inventory values based on customer demand, market trends and expected future sales, and changes these estimates accordingly. A significant shortfall of sales may result in carrying higher levels of inventories of finished goods and raw materials thereby increasing the risk of inventory obsolescence and corresponding inventory write-downs. As a result, the Company may not carry adequate reserves to offset such write-downs.

The Company’s existing cash may not be sufficient and the Company may not be able to obtain financing to fund operations or future growth

In December 2017, the Company successfully completed its Rights Offering, which provided the Company net cash proceeds of $2,386,029. As of May 31, 2018, the Company had a cash and restricted balance of $2,111,533 as compared to a cash balance of $867,607 as of May 31, 2017, and had no bank line of credit facility in 2018 or 2017. The Company believes that its existing cash and cash equivalents combined with the cash from operating activities will be sufficient to meet its cash requirements for the near term. However, if sales weaken and the Company is unable to reduce its operating costs in a timely manner or access additional financing, the Company may have to continue to reduce its cash balance, which could significantly impact the liquidity or operations of the Company, and may have to explore other financing alternatives to raise cash.

Fluctuations in quarterly and annual operating results make it difficult to predict future performance

Quarterly and annual operating results are likely to fluctuate in the future due to a variety of factors, some of which are beyond management’s control. As a result of quarterly operating fluctuations, it is important to realize quarter-to-quarter comparisons of operating results are not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as indicators of future performance.

A reduction in demand or loss of one or more of our significant customers may adversely affect our business.

In Fiscal 2018, 10.1% of our revenues were derived from a single customer, and 11.4% of our accounts receivable as of May 31, 2018 were from a single customer. Customer concentration increases the risk of quarterly fluctuations in operating results and sensitivity to any material, adverse developments experienced by significant customers.

The Company may experience a downturn due to the risks of operating a global business

Sales to customers outside the U.S. accounted for 50.1% of total sales in Fiscal 2018. We expect that sales to customers outside the U.S. will continue to represent a significant percentage of sales in the future. We currently have a sales and service office in Coventry, England and a sales office in Shanghai, China. We may need to increase our foreign operations in the future. Our international sales, purchases and operations are subject to risks inherent in conducting business abroad, many of which are outside of our control, including periodic local or geographical economic downturns, fluctuations in the relative values of currencies, difficulties in protecting intellectual property, shipping delays and disruptions, local labor disputes, unexpected changes in trading policies, regulatory requirements, tariffs and duties and difficulties in managing a global presence, including staffing, collecting accounts receivable, and managing distributors and sales representatives. Tariffs and international trade disputes present an unpredictable risk to business outcomes.

The Company faces risks from international sales and currency fluctuations

The Company markets and sells its products worldwide and international sales have accounted for and are expected to continue to account for a significant portion of future revenue. International sales are subject to a

 

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number of risks, including: the imposition of governmental controls; trade restrictions; difficulty in collecting receivables; changes in tariffs and taxes; difficulties in staffing and managing international operations; political and economic instability; general economic conditions; and fluctuations in foreign currencies. In a referendum held in the United Kingdom (“UK”) on June 23, 2016, a majority of those voting voted for the UK to leave the European Union (“EU”) (commonly referred to as “Brexit”). The terms of the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be negotiated over time. In the meantime, there are immediate uncertainties that face U.S. companies with operations in the UK and the EU, of which Schmitt is one of those companies. Specifically, currency fluctuations will impact sales, costs and earnings. At one point shortly after the Brexit vote, the British pound fell more than 10% to the lowest level since 1985. Currencies could remain volatile for the foreseeable future. No assurances can be given that these factors will not have a material adverse effect on future international sales and operations and, consequently, on business, financial condition and results of operations.

The Company may not be able to reduce operating costs quickly enough if sales decline

Operating expenses are generally fixed in nature and largely based on anticipated sales. However, should future sales decline significantly and rapidly, there is no guarantee management could take actions that would further reduce operating expenses in either a timely manner or without seriously impacting the operations of the Company.

Future success depends in part on attracting and retaining key management and qualified technical and sales personnel

Future success depends on the efforts and continued services of key management, technical and sales personnel. Significant competition exists for such personnel and there is no assurance key technical and sales personnel can be retained or that other highly qualified technical and sales personnel as required can be attracted, assimilated and retained. There is also no guarantee that key employees will not leave and subsequently compete against the Company. The inability to attract and retain key personnel could adversely impact the business, financial condition and results of operations.

Actions of activist shareholders could cause us to incur substantial costs, divert management’s attention and resources, and adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition, and stock price

Activist shareholders may attempt to effect changes in our strategic direction and governance. Some activists may seek to increase short-term stockholder value by advocating corporate actions such as financial restructuring, increased borrowing, stock repurchases, or even sales of assets or the entire company. While we always welcome constructive shareholder input, responding to activist campaigns that contest or conflict with our strategic direction can disrupt our operations, be costly and time-consuming, and divert the attention of our directors and management from our business. Also, perceived uncertainties as to our future direction as a result of activist efforts may lead to the perception of a change in the direction of our business, instability, or lack of continuity, which may be exploited by our competitors, cause concern to our current or potential customers, result in the loss of potential business opportunities and partners, and make it more difficult to attract and retain qualified personnel. These types of actions could cause adverse volatility in the market price of our common stock.

Changes in the effective tax rate may have an adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations

The Company’s future effective tax rate may be adversely affected by a number of factors including: the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; the resolution of issues arising from future, potential tax audits with various tax authorities; changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities; adjustments to estimated taxes upon finalization of various tax returns; increases in expenses not deductible for tax purposes; changes in available tax credits; changes in stock-based compensation expense; changes in tax laws or the interpretations of such tax laws and changes in generally accepted accounting principles.

 

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Failure to protect intellectual property rights could adversely affect future performance and growth

Failure to protect existing intellectual property rights may result in the loss of valuable technologies or paying other companies for infringing on their intellectual property rights. The Company relies on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright law to protect such technologies. There is no assurance any of the Company’s U.S. patents will not be invalidated, circumvented, challenged or licensed to other companies.

Changes in securities laws and regulations have increased and could continue to increase Company expenses

Changes in the laws and regulations affecting public companies, including the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, have increased and may continue to increase Company expenses as the Company devotes resources to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the NASDAQ Capital Market, on which the Company’s common stock is listed, has also adopted comprehensive rules and regulations relating to corporate governance. These laws, rules and regulations have increased the scope, complexity and cost of corporate governance, reporting and disclosure practices. The Company may be required to hire additional personnel and use outside legal, accounting and advisory services to address these laws, rules and regulations. The Company also expects these developments to make it more difficult and more expensive for the Company to obtain director and officer liability insurance in the future, and the Company may be required to accept reduced coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain coverage. Further, the Company’s board members, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer could face an increased risk of personal liability in connection with the performance of their duties. As a result, we may have difficulty attracting and retaining qualified board members and executive officers, which would adversely affect the Company.

 

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments

None.

 

Item 2.

Properties

The Company’s design and assembly facilities and executive offices are located in Portland, Oregon in three company-owned buildings totaling approximately 40,500 square feet. SEL occupies a 1,080-square foot facility in Coventry, England pursuant to a three-year lease, which expired in March 2017 and has been extended as a month-to-month lease. The current basic monthly rent amount is £1,002 ($1,343 as of May 31, 2018).

 

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings

There are no material legal proceedings currently pending against the Company.

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

Item 5.

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The Company’s Common Stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “SMIT.”

The following tables set forth the high and low closing prices of the Company’s Common Stock as reported on the NASDAQ Capital Market for the periods indicated.

 

Year Ended May 31, 2017

   High      Low  

First Quarter

   $ 2.28      $ 1.45  

Second Quarter

   $ 1.89      $ 1.42  

Third Quarter

   $ 1.87      $ 1.55  

Fourth Quarter

   $ 1.78      $ 1.48  

Year Ended May 31, 2018

   High      Low  

First Quarter

   $ 1.90      $ 1.57  

Second Quarter

   $ 2.48      $ 1.65  

Third Quarter

   $ 3.06      $ 2.25  

Fourth Quarter

   $ 2.78      $ 1.96  

As of July 31, 2018, there were 3,994,545 shares of Common Stock outstanding held by approximately 61 holders of record. The number of holders does not include individual participants in security position listings; the Company believes that there are more than 800 individual holders of shares of Common Stock.

The Company has not paid any dividends on its Common Stock since 1994. The Company’s current policy is to retain earnings to finance the Company’s business. Future dividends will be dependent upon the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, current and anticipated cash requirements, acquisition plans and plans for expansion and any other factors that the Company’s Board of Directors deems relevant. The Company has no present intention of paying dividends on its Common Stock in the foreseeable future.

This table shows information about equity awards under the Company’s equity compensation plans at May 31, 2018:

 

Plan Category

   Number of Securities to
be issued upon exercise of
outstanding options
     Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options
     Number of Securities remaining available
for future issuance under equity
compensation plans (excluding securities
in column a)
 
     (a)      (b)      (c)  

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

     318,332      $ 2.36        200,000  

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

     0        0        0  
  

 

 

       

 

 

 
     318,332      $ 2.36        200,000  
  

 

 

       

 

 

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

None.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

None.

 

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Item 6.

Selected Financial Data

In thousands, except per share information

 

Year Ended    5/31/2018      5/31/2017     5/31/2016     5/31/2015     5/31/2014  

Net sales

   $ 13,888      $ 12,398     $ 11,685     $ 13,069     $ 12,135  

Net income (loss)

   $ 211      $ (1,073   $ (1,515   $ (94   $ (540

Net income (loss) per common share, basic

   $ 0.06      $ (0.36   $ (0.51   $ (0.03   $ (0.18

Weighted average number of common shares, basic

     3,423        2,996       2,996       2,996       2,996  

Net income (loss) per common share, diluted

   $ 0.06      $ (0.36   $ (0.51   $ (0.03   $ (0.18

Weighted average number of common shares, diluted

     3,460        2,996       2,996       2,996       2,996  

Stockholders’ equity

   $ 9,516      $ 6,977     $ 8,004     $ 9,489     $ 9,613  

Total assets

   $ 11,286      $ 9,006     $ 9,635     $ 11,104     $ 10,824  

Long-term debt (including current portion)

   $ 0      $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

 

Item 7.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Overview

Schmitt Industries, Inc. (the Company), an Oregon corporation, designs, manufactures and sells high precision test and measurement products for two main business segments: the Balancer segment and the Measurement segment. For the Balancer segment, the Company designs, manufactures and sells computer-controlled vibration detection, balancing and process control systems for the worldwide machine tool industry, particularly for grinding machines. The Company also provides sales and service for Europe and Asia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schmitt Europe Limited (SEL), located in Coventry, England and through its sales representative office located in Shanghai, China. For the Measurement segment, the Company designs, manufacturers and sells products in two core product lines: the Acuity ® product line, which includes laser and white light sensor distance, measurement and dimensional sizing products; and the Xact ® product line, which includes remote tank monitoring products that measure the fill levels of tanks holding propane, diesel and other tank-based liquids and the related monitoring services, which includes transmission of fill data from the tanks via satellite to a secure web site for display.

Highlights of the Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2018

 

   

Net sales increased $1,490,420, or 12.0%, to $13,888,063 for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018 (Fiscal 2018) from $12,397,643 in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2017 (Fiscal 2017);

 

   

Balancer segment sales increased $1,944,356, or 27.5%, to $9,026,830 for Fiscal 2018 compared to $7,082,474 for Fiscal 2017;

 

   

Gross margin increased to 43.7% in Fiscal 2018 from 39.4% in Fiscal 2017, and;

 

   

Net income was $210,639, or $0.06 per fully diluted share, for Fiscal 2018 as compared to net loss of $1,073,364, or $(0.36) per fully diluted share, for Fiscal 2017.

Critical Accounting Policies

Revenue Recognition – The Company recognizes revenue for sales and billing for freight charges upon delivery of the product to the customer at a fixed or determinable price with a reasonable assurance of collection, passage of title to the customer as indicated by shipping terms and fulfillment of all significant obligations, pursuant to the guidance provided by Accounting Standards Codification Topic 605. For sales to all customers, including manufacturer representatives, distributors or their third-party customers, these criteria are met at the time product is shipped. When other significant obligations remain after products are delivered, revenue is recognized only

 

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after such obligations are fulfilled. In addition, judgments are required in evaluating the credit worthiness of our customers. Credit is not extended to customers and revenue is not recognized until we have determined that collectability is reasonably assured. The Company estimates customer product returns based on historical return patterns and reduces sales and cost of sales accordingly. Refer to Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion related to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).”

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts – The Company maintains credit limits for all customers based upon several factors, including but not limited to financial condition and stability, payment history, published credit reports and use of credit references. Management performs various analyses to evaluate accounts receivable balances to ensure recorded amounts reflect estimated net realizable value. This review includes accounts receivable agings, other operating trends and relevant business conditions, including general economic factors, as they relate to the Company’s domestic and international customers. If these analyses lead management to the conclusion that potential significant accounts are uncollectible, a reserve is provided.

Inventories – Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value with cost determined on the average cost basis. Costs included in inventories consist of materials, labor and manufacturing overhead, which are related to the purchase or production of inventories. Write-downs, when required, are made to reduce excess inventories to their net realizable values. Such estimates are based on assumptions regarding future demand and market conditions. If actual conditions become less favorable than the assumptions used, an additional inventory write-down may be required.

Deferred Taxes – The Company applies the asset and liability method in recording income taxes, under which deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined, based on the differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using currently enacted tax rates and laws. Additionally, deferred tax assets are evaluated and a valuation allowance is established if it is more likely than not that all or a portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized. Management continues to review the level of the valuation allowance on a quarterly basis. There can be no assurance that the Company’s future operations will produce sufficient earnings so that the deferred tax assets can be fully utilized.

Intangible Assets – Intangible and other long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability is determined by comparing the forecasted future undiscounted net cash flows from the operations to which the assets relate, based on management’s best estimates using the appropriate assumptions and projections at the time, to the carrying amount of the assets. If the carrying value is determined to be in excess of future operating cash flows, the asset is considered impaired and a loss is recognized equal to the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the estimated fair value of the assets.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Refer to Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

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Results of Operations

 

     Year Ended May 31,  
     2018     2017     2016  

Balancer sales

   $ 9,026,830        65.0   $ 7,082,474       57.1   $ 6,962,746       59.6

Measurement sales

     4,861,233        35.0     5,315,169       42.9     4,722,607       40.4
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Net sales

     13,888,063        100.0     12,397,643       100.0     11,685,353       100.0

Cost of sales

     7,822,749        56.3     7,511,836       60.6     6,818,058       58.3
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Gross profit

     6,065,314        43.7     4,885,807       39.4     4,867,295       41.7
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Operating expenses:

             

General, administration and sales

     5,582,625        40.2     5,618,327       45.3     6,016,097       51.5

Research and development

     327,317        2.4     256,164       2.1     287,672       2.5
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Total operating expenses

     5,909,942        42.6     5,874,491       47.4     6,303,769       53.9
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Operating income (loss)

     155,372        1.1     (988,684     (8.0 %)      (1,436,474     (12.3 %) 

Other income (expense), net

     81,182        0.6     (56,671     (0.5 %)      (58,713     (0.5 %) 
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Income (loss) before income taxes

     236,554        1.7     (1,045,355     (8.4 %)      (1,495,187     (12.8 %) 

Provision for income taxes

     25,915        0.2     28,009       0.2     20,002       0.2
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Net income (loss)

   $ 210,639        1.5   $ (1,073,364     (8.7 %)    $ (1,515,189     (13.0 %) 
  

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

 

   

Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2018 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2017

Net Sales – Net sales increased $1,490,420, or 12.0%, to $13,888,063 for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018 (Fiscal 2018) from $12,397,643 in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2017 (Fiscal 2017).

The Balancer segment focuses its sales efforts on end-users, rebuilders and original equipment manufacturers of grinding machines within the worldwide machine tool industry, with our primary target geographic markets being North America, Asia, and Europe. Balancer segment sales increased $1,944,356, or 27.5%, to $9,026,830 in Fiscal 2018 compared to $7,082,474 in Fiscal 2017. This increase was attributed to stronger sales in each of our target markets. Sales by geographic markets for the Balancer segment for the years ended May 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:

 

     Year Ended May 31,         
     2018      2017      Variance  

North America

   $ 3,835,913      $ 3,337,215      $ 498,698        14.9

Asia

     2,854,504        2,300,682        553,822        24.1

Europe

     2,222,747        1,261,387        961,360        76.2

Other

     113,666        183,190        (69,524      (38.0 %) 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total Balancer segment sales

   $ 9,026,830      $ 7,082,474      $ 1,944,356        27.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

The levels of demand for our Balancer products in any of these geographic markets cannot be forecasted with any certainty given current economic trends and the historical volatility experienced in this market.

The Measurement segment includes two main product lines: the Acuity ® product line, which includes laser-based distance measurement and dimensional sizing laser sensors; and the Xact ® product line, which includes ultrasonic-based remote tank monitoring products and related monitoring revenues. Measurement sales decreased $453,936, or 8.5%, to $4,861,233 in Fiscal 2018 as compared to $5,315,169 in Fiscal 2017. During Fiscal 2017, the Company made the decision to no longer focus on and eventually phase out the SMS and Lasercheck product

 

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lines, which have historically been included in the Measurement segment. Sales by product line for the Measurement segment for Fiscal 2018 compared to Fiscal 2017 were as follows:

 

     Year Ended May 31,         
     2018      2017      Variance  

Acuity

   $ 2,363,083      $ 2,471,684      $ (108,601      (4.4 %) 

Xact – product sales

     1,196,071        1,414,587        (218,516      (15.4 %) 

Xact – monitoring revenues

     1,176,323        1,022,208        154,115        15.1

Lasercheck

     95,046        90,911        4,135        4.5

SMS

     30,710        315,779        (285,069      (90.3 %) 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total Measurement segment sales

   $ 4,861,233      $ 5,315,169      $ (453,936      (8.5 %) 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Future sales of laser-based or ultrasonic measurement products cannot be forecasted with any certainty given the historical volatility experienced in these product markets.

Gross margin – In Fiscal 2018, gross margin increased to 43.7% compared to 39.4% in Fiscal 2017. The variances in gross margin between the periods presented were primarily influenced by focused efforts to reduce product costs and targeted efforts to increase prices where possible, as well as shifts in the product sales mix from lower to higher margin product line sales.

Operating expenses – Operating expenses increased $35,451, or 0.6%, to $5,909,942 in Fiscal 2018 to $5,874,491 in Fiscal 2017. The increase in operating expenses was in part due to the following:

 

   

Increases in research and development expenses;

 

   

Increases in professional expenses; and

 

   

Increases in other administrative expenses;

These increases were partially offset by:

 

   

Decreases in sales and commissions expense due to restructuring of some of the commissions programs;

 

   

Decreases in patent expense; and

 

   

Decreases in sales related travel and entertainment expenses.

Other income (expense) – Other income (expense) consists of interest income, interest expense, foreign currency exchange gain (loss) and other income (expense). Interest income was $10,955 in Fiscal 2018 compared to $2,309 in Fiscal 2017. Fluctuations in interest income are impacted by the levels of our average cash and investment balances and changes in interest rates. Interest expense, which is primarily related to the capital lease of a piece of manufacturing equipment, was $1,402 in Fiscal 2018 compared to $2,982 in Fiscal 2017. Foreign currency exchange gain was $72,216 for the year ended May 31, 2018 compared to foreign currency exchange loss of $63,744 for the year ended May 31, 2017. The foreign currency exchange gain and loss fluctuates with the strength of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar during the respective periods.

Provision for income taxes – The effective tax rate in Fiscal 2018 was 11.0%. The effective tax rate on consolidated net income in Fiscal 2018 differs from the federal statutory tax rate primarily due to changes in the deferred tax valuation allowance and the impact of certain expenses not being deductible for income tax reporting purposes. The effective tax rate in Fiscal 2017 was 2.7%. The effective tax rate on consolidated net loss in Fiscal 2017 differed from the federal statutory tax rate primarily due to changes in the deferred tax valuation allowance.

 

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Net income (loss) – Net income was $210,639, or $0.06 per fully diluted share, for the year ended May 31, 2018 as compared to net loss of $1,073,364, or $(0.36) per fully diluted share, for the year ended May 31, 2017. Net income for Fiscal 2018 was the result of the combination of increased sales in the Balancing segment and increases in the overall gross margin.

Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2017 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2016

Net Sales – For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2017, net sales increased $712,290, or 6.1%, to $12,397,643 from $11,685,353 for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016.

Balancer segment sales increased $119,728, or 1.7%, to $7,082,474 for Fiscal 2017 as compared to $6,962,746 for Fiscal 2016. This increase was primarily attributed to stronger sales in Asia and other regions of the world, offset by lower shipments into North America in the early part of Fiscal 2017. Sales by geographic markets for the Balancer segment for the years ended May 31, 2017 and 2016 were as follows:

 

     Year Ended May 31,         
     2017      2016      Variance  

North America

   $ 3,337,215      $ 3,464,692      $ (127,477      (3.7 %) 

Asia

     2,300,682        2,154,173        146,509        6.8

Europe

     1,261,387        1,259,868        1,519        0.1

Other

     183,190        84,013        99,177        118.0
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total Balancer segment sales

   $ 7,082,474      $ 6,962,746      $ 119,728        1.7
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Measurement segment sales increased $592,562, or 12.5%, to $5,315,169 for Fiscal 2017 as compared to $4,722,607 for Fiscal 2016. During Fiscal 2017, the Company made the decision to no longer focus on and eventually to phase out the SMS and Lasercheck product lines, which have historically been included in the Measurement segment. Sales by product line for the Measurement segment for the years ended May 31, 2017 and 2016 were as follows:

 

     Year Ended May 31,         
     2017      2016      Variance  

Acuity

   $ 2,471,684      $ 2,401,465      $ 70,219        2.9

Xact

     2,436,795        1,771,271        665,524        37.6

Lasercheck

     90,911        200,177        (109,266      (54.6 %) 

SMS

     315,779        349,694        (33,915      (9.7 %) 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total Measurement segment sales

   $ 5,315,169      $ 4,722,607      $ 592,562        12.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Gross margin – Gross margin in Fiscal 2017 decreased to 39.4% compared to 41.7% in Fiscal 2016. The variances in gross margin between the periods presented were primarily influenced by shifts in the product sales mix from higher to lower margin product line sales.

Operating expenses – Operating expenses decreased $429,278, or 6.8%, to $5,874,491 in Fiscal 2017 to $6,303,769 in Fiscal 2016. General, administrative and sales expenses decreased $397,770, or 6.6%, to $5,618,327 in Fiscal 2017 as compared to $6,016,097 in the prior fiscal year. These decreases were primarily attributed to reductions in sales related payroll expense and reduction in specific sales-related travel and marketing where sales were not being generated commensurate with the costs being incurred. In addition, the overall decrease was impacted by reductions in administrative related payroll and other administrative expenses, offset in part by increases in professional expenses.

Other income (expense) – Other income (expense) consists of interest income, interest expense, foreign currency exchange gain (loss) and other income (expense). Interest income was $2,309 and $1,338 in Fiscal 2017 and

 

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2016, respectively. Fluctuations in interest income are impacted by the levels of our average cash and investment balances and changes in interest rates. Interest expense, which is primarily related to the capital lease of a piece of manufacturing equipment, was $2,982 and $2,988 in Fiscal 2017 and 2016, respectively. Foreign currency exchange loss was $63,744 and $57,406 in Fiscal 2017 and 2016, respectively. The foreign currency exchange loss fluctuated with the strength of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar during the respective periods.

Provision for income taxes – The effective tax rate in Fiscal 2017 was 2.7%. The effective tax rate on consolidated net loss in Fiscal 2017 differed from the federal statutory tax rate primarily due to changes in the deferred tax valuation allowance. The effective tax rate in Fiscal 2016 was 1.3%. The effective tax rate on consolidated net loss in Fiscal 2016 differed from the federal statutory tax rate primarily due to changes in the deferred tax valuation allowance.

Net income (loss) – Net loss was $1,073,364, or $(0.36) per fully diluted share, for the year ended May 31, 2017 as compared to net loss of $1,515,189, or $(0.51) per fully diluted share, for the year ended May 31, 2016. Net loss for Fiscal 2017 was the result of the combination of lower sales in the North America Balancer in the first half of the fiscal year, lower overall margins and decreases in sales associated with our SMS and Lasercheck product lines.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

The Company’s working capital increased $2,737,161 to $8,247,973 as of May 31, 2018 compared to $5,510,812 as of May 31, 2017. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash increased $1,243,926 from $867,607 as of May 31, 2017 to $2,111,533 as of May 31, 2018.

On December 20, 2017, the Company completed its Subscription Rights Offering (the “Rights Offering”) in which 998,635 common shares were issued, resulting in proceeds to the Company, net of expenses, of $2,386,029 which is reflected in net cash provided by financing activities for the year ended May 31, 2018. Pursuant to the Rights Offering, the Company issued one right for each common share to shareholders of record as of November 27, 2017. Holders of the rights were entitled to purchase common shares by submitting three rights and $2.50 for each share to be purchased. The new shares were issued on December 27, 2017.

Cash used in operating activities was $1,002,849 in Fiscal 2018 as compared to cash used in operating activities of $148,288 in Fiscal 2017 and cash used in operations of $819,808 in Fiscal 2016. With the successful completion of the Rights Offering in December 2017, the Company was able to invest in inventory, which represents the most significant component of the cash used in operating activities for Fiscal 2018. In addition, net income for the year, the timing of collections of accounts receivable and the timing of payments of accounts payable also impacted the cash used in operating activities for Fiscal 2018. The amount of cash used in operating activities in Fiscal 2017 and 2016 was primarily impacted by the amount of the net loss in each of the fiscal years, the timing of collections of accounts receivable, shifts in the level of inventories, and the timing of payments of accounts payable.

At May 31, 2018, accounts receivable decreased $297,341 to $2,047,032 compared to $2,344,373 as of May 31, 2017. The decrease in accounts receivable was due to the timing of collections. Inventories increased $1,506,165 to $5,710,888 as of May 31, 2018 as compared to $4,204,723 as of May 31, 2017 as a result of the increase in purchases in the second half of the fiscal year. At May 31, 2018, total current liabilities decreased $258,553 to $1,770,404 as compared to $2,028,957 at May 31, 2017 as a result of timing of payments.

During Fiscal 2018, net cash used in investing activities of $6,967 consists of purchases of computers and other office-related equipment offset by the sale of one computer. In Fiscal 2017, net cash used in investing activities of $98 is the net result of the purchase of one vehicle, the proceeds from the disposition of two vehicles, and the purchase of computer equipment. During Fiscal 2016, net cash provided by investing activities of $11,430 consisted primarily of the proceeds from the disposition of some office equipment, offset by the purchase of computer equipment.

 

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We believe that our existing cash and investments combined with the cash we anticipate to generate from operating activities and financing available from other sources will be sufficient to meet our cash requirements for the foreseeable future. We do not have any significant commitments nor are we aware of any significant events or conditions that are likely to have a material impact on our liquidity or capital resources.

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA

In thousands, except per share information (unaudited)

 

2018 Quarter Ended    August
31
     November
30
     February
28
     May
31
 

Net sales

   $ 3,084      $ 3,771      $ 3,238      $ 3,795  

Gross profit

   $ 1,400      $ 1,726      $ 1,322      $ 1,617  

Net income (loss)

   $ (134    $ 103      $ 16      $ 226  

Net income (loss) per share, basic

   $ (0.04    $ 0.03      $ 0.01      $ 0.06  

Net income (loss) per share, diluted

   $ (0.04    $ 0.03      $ 0.01      $ 0.06  
2017 Quarter Ended    August
31
     November
30
     February
28
     May
31
 

Net sales

   $ 2,893      $ 2,655      $ 3,199      $ 3,651  

Gross profit

   $ 1,376      $ 1,032      $ 1,215      $ 1,263  

Net loss

   $ (126    $ (382    $ (131    $ (434

Net loss per share, basic

   $ (0.04    $ (0.13    $ (0.04    $ (0.15

Net loss per share, diluted

   $ (0.04    $ (0.13    $ (0.04    $ (0.15

 

Item 7A.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

Interest Rate Risk

The Company did not have any derivative financial instruments as of May 31, 2018. However, the Company could be exposed to interest rate risk at any time in the future and, therefore, employs established policies and procedures to manage its exposure to changes in the market risk of its cash equivalents.

The Company’s interest income and expense are most sensitive to changes in the general level of U.S. interest rates. In this regard, changes in the U.S. interest rates affect the interest earned on the Company’s interest bearing cash equivalents and short term investments. The Company has no credit line or other long-term obligations whose interest rates are based on variable rates that may fluctuate over time based on economic changes in the environment. Therefore, at this time, the Company is not subject to interest rate risk on outstanding interest bearing obligations if market interest rates fluctuate and does not expect any change in the interest rates to have a material effect on the Company’s results from operations.

Foreign Currency Risk

The Company markets and sells its products worldwide and international sales have accounted for and are expected to continue to account for a significant portion of future revenue. The Company operates a subsidiary in the United Kingdom and acquires certain materials and services from vendors transacted in foreign currencies. Therefore, the Company’s business and financial condition is sensitive to currency exchange rates or any other restrictions imposed on their currencies. For Fiscal 2018, results of operations included gains on foreign currency translation of $72,216. For Fiscal 2017 and 2016, results of operations included losses on foreign currency translation of $63,744 and $57,406, respectively. The foreign exchange gains or losses in Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016 are primarily attributable to Company’s United Kingdom subsidiary, Schmitt Europe, Ltd.

 

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Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

S CHMITT I NDUSTRIES , I NC .

C ONSOLIDATED B ALANCE S HEETS

 

     May 31, 2018     May 31, 2017  
ASSETS

 

Current assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 2,053,181     $ 867,607  

Restricted cash

     58,352       0  

Accounts receivable, net

     2,047,032       2,344,373  

Inventories

     5,710,888       4,204,723  

Prepaid expenses

     148,924       115,756  

Income taxes receivable

     0       7,310  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     10,018,377       7,539,769  

Property and equipment, net

     770,915       865,224  

Other assets

    

Intangible assets, net

     496,768       601,351  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 11,286,060     $ 9,006,344  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Current liabilities

    

Accounts payable

   $ 1,024,256     $ 1,101,066  

Accrued commissions

     194,797       300,234  

Accrued payroll liabilities

     188,568       360,239  

Other accrued liabilities

     358,790       267,418  

Income taxes payable

     3,993       0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,770,404       2,028,957  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 4)

    

Stockholders’ equity

    

Common stock, no par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 3,994,545 shares issued and outstanding at May 31, 2018 and 2,995,910 shares issued and outstanding at May 31, 2017

     13,085,652       10,649,287  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (536,307     (427,572

Accumulated deficit

     (3,033,689     (3,244,328
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     9,515,656       6,977,387  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   $ 11,286,060     $ 9,006,344  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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S CHMITT I NDUSTRIES , I NC .

C ONSOLIDATED S TATEMENTS OF O PERATIONS AND C OMPREHENSIVE I NCOME (L OSS )

 

     Year Ended May 31,  
     2018     2017     2016  

Net sales

   $ 13,888,063     $ 12,397,643     $ 11,685,353  

Cost of sales

     7,822,749       7,511,836       6,818,058  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     6,065,314       4,885,807       4,867,295  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

      

General, administration and sales

     5,582,625       5,618,327       6,016,097  

Research and development

     327,317       256,164       287,672  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     5,909,942       5,874,491       6,303,769  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

     155,372       (988,684     (1,436,474

Other income (expense), net

     81,182       (56,671     (58,713
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

     236,554       (1,045,355     (1,495,187

Provision for income taxes

     25,915       28,009       20,002  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 210,639     $ (1,073,364   $ (1,515,189
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share, basic

   $ 0.06     $ (0.36   $ (0.51
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares, basic

     3,422,724       2,995,910       2,995,910  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share, diluted

   $ 0.06     $ (0.36   $ (0.51
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares, diluted

     3,460,339       2,995,910       2,995,910  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

      

Net income (loss)

   $ 210,639     $ (1,073,364   $ (1,515,189

Foreign currency translation adjustment

     (108,735     (33,054     (27,573
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

   $ 101,904     $ (1,106,418   $ (1,542,762
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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S CHMITT I NDUSTRIES , I NC .

C ONSOLIDATED S TATEMENTS OF C ASH F LOWS

 

     Year Ended May 31,  
     2018     2017     2016  

Cash flows relating to operating activities

      

Net income (loss)

   $ 210,639     $ (1,073,364   $ (1,515,189

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

      

Depreciation and amortization

     205,239       219,082       245,824  

(Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment

     619       (7,223     (299

Stock based compensation

     50,336       79,765       58,198  

(Increase) decrease in:

      

Accounts receivable

     311,433       (272,506     548,650  

Inventories

     (1,494,009     478,532       (192,509

Prepaid expenses

     (32,463     14,267       20,737  

Income taxes receivable

     7,310       1,122       (7,403

Increase (decrease) in:

      

Accounts payable

     (78,049     230,242       46,787  

Accrued liabilities and customer deposits

     (187,897     181,795       (24,604

Income taxes payable

     3,993       0       0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

     (1,002,849     (148,288     (819,808
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows relating to investing activities

      

Purchase of property and equipment

     (8,467     (52,633     (3,520

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     1,500       52,535       14,950  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     (6,967     (98     11,430  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows relating to financing activities

      

Common stock issued through rights offering, net of expenses

     2,386,029       0       0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     2,386,029       0       0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange translation on cash

     (132,287     27,307       1,410  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     1,243,926       (121,079     (806,968

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

     867,607       988,686       1,795,654  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

   $ 2,111,533     $ 867,607     $ 988,686  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

      

Cash paid during the year for income taxes

   $ 14,661     $ 27,772     $ 27,496  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash paid during the year for interest

   $ 1,401     $ 2,982     $ 2,988  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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S CHMITT I NDUSTRIES , I NC .

C ONSOLIDATED S TATEMENTS OF S TOCKHOLDERS ’ E QUITY

 

     Shares      Amount      Accumulated
other
comprehensive
loss
    Retained
earnings
    Total  

Balance, May 31, 2015

     2,995,910      $ 10,511,324      $ (366,945   $ (655,775   $ 9,488,604  

Stock based compensation

     0        58,198        0       0       58,198  

Net loss

     0        0        0       (1,515,189     (1,515,189

Other comprehensive loss

     0        0        (27,573     0       (27,573
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, May 31, 2016

     2,995,910        10,569,522        (394,518     (2,170,964     8,004,040  

Stock based compensation

     0        79,765        0       0       79,765  

Net loss

     0        0        0       (1,073,364     (1,073,364

Other comprehensive loss

     0        0        (33,054     0       (33,054
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, May 31, 2017

     2,995,910      $ 10,649,287      $ (427,572   $ (3,244,328   $ 6,977,387  

Stock based compensation

     0        50,336        0       0       50,336  

Common stock issued in connection with rights offering, net of expenses

     998,635        2,386,029        0       0       2,386,029  

Net income

     0        0        0       210,639       210,639  

Other comprehensive loss

     0        0        (108,735     0       (108,735
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, May 31, 2018

     3,994,545      $ 13,085,652      $ (536,307   $ (3,033,689   $ 9,515,656  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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Schmitt Industries, Inc.

N OTES TO C ONSOLIDATED F INANCIAL S TATEMENTS

F OR T HE Y EARS E NDED M AY 31, 2018, 2017 AND 2016

NOTE 1

THE COMPANY

Schmitt Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) designs, manufactures, and sells high precision test and measurement products for two main business segments: the Balancer segment and the Measurement segment. The Company designs, manufactures, and sells computer-controlled vibration detection, balancing and process control systems for the worldwide machine tool industry, particularly for grinding machines (the “Balancer segment”). Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schmitt Measurement Systems, Inc., the Company designs, manufactures and sells laser and white light sensors for distance, dimensional and area measurement products for a variety of scientific applications, and ultrasonic measurement products that accurately measure the liquid levels of propane and diesel tanks and transmit that data via satellite to a secure web site for display (the “Measurement segment”).

NOTE 2

SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Principles of Consolidation

These consolidated financial statements include those of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries: Schmitt Measurement Systems, Inc. (“SMS”), Schmitt Europe, Ltd. (“SEL”) and Schmitt Industries (Canada) Limited. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements.

Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue for sales and billing for freight charges upon delivery of the product to the customer at a fixed and determinable price with a reasonable assurance of collection, passage of title to the customer as indicated by shipping terms and fulfillment of all significant obligations, pursuant to the guidance provided by Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 605. For sales to all customers, including manufacturer representatives, distributors or their third-party customers, these criteria are met at the time product is shipped. When other significant obligations remain after products are delivered, revenue is recognized only after such obligations are fulfilled. In addition, judgments are required in evaluating the credit worthiness of our customers. Credit is not extended to customers and revenue is not recognized until we have determined that collectability is reasonably assured. The Company estimates customer product returns based on historical return patterns and reduces sales and cost of sales accordingly. See Note 2 “Recent Accounting Pronouncements” for further discussion related to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).”

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

The Company generally invests excess cash in money market funds and investment grade highly liquid securities. The Company considers securities that are highly liquid, readily convertible into cash and have original maturities of less than three months when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company’s cash consists of demand deposits in large financial institutions. At times, balances may exceed federally insured limits.

Restricted cash consists of an amount received from a customer in December 2017 as part of an on-going contract. The services being provided under this contract are expected to be completed by December 2018, at which time the restrictions on this payment will lapse.

 

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The following table provides a reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash as reported within the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of May 31, 2018 and 2017 to the sum of the same such amounts as shown in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the respective years then ended:

 

     2018      2017  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 2,053,181      $ 867,607  

Restricted cash

     58,352        0  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

   $ 2,111,533      $ 867,607  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Accounts Receivable

The Company maintains credit limits for all customers based upon several factors, including but not limited to financial condition and stability, payment history, published credit reports and use of credit references. Management performs various analyses to evaluate accounts receivable balances to ensure recorded amounts reflect estimated net realizable value. This review includes using accounts receivable agings, other operating trends and relevant business conditions, including general economic factors, as they relate to each of the Company’s domestic and international customers. If these analyses lead management to the conclusion that potential significant accounts are uncollectible, a reserve is provided. The allowance for doubtful accounts was $95,207 and $32,572 as of May 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value with cost determined on the average cost basis. Costs included in inventories consist of materials, labor and manufacturing overhead, which are related to the purchase or production of inventories. Write-downs, when required, are made to reduce excess inventories to their net realizable values. Such estimates are based on assumptions regarding future demand and market conditions. If actual conditions become less favorable than the assumptions used, an additional inventory write-down may be required. As of May 31 inventories consisted of:

 

     2018      2017  

Raw materials

   $ 2,796,691      $ 1,773,368  

Work-in-process

     1,009,424        937,878  

Finished goods

     1,904,773        1,493,477  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 5,710,888      $ 4,204,723  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Property and Equipment

Property and equipment are stated at cost, less depreciation and amortization. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over estimated useful lives of three to seven years for furniture, fixtures, and equipment; three years for vehicles; and twenty-five years for buildings and improvements. Expenditures for maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. As of May 31 property and equipment consisted of:

 

     2018      2017  

Land

   $ 299,000      $ 299,000  

Buildings and improvements

     1,814,524        1,814,524  

Furniture, fixtures and equipment

     1,252,598        1,246,346  

Vehicles

     44,704        44,704  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     3,410,826        3,404,574  

Less accumulated depreciation

     (2,639,911      (2,539,350
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 770,915      $ 865,224  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Intangible Assets

Amortizable intangible assets, which include purchased technology and patents, are amortized over their estimated useful lives ranging from five to seventeen years. As of May 31, 2018 and 2017, amortizable intangible assets were $2,200,883, and accumulated amortization was $1,704,115 and $1,599,532, respectively. Amortization expense for each of the following years ending May 31 is expected to be as follows:

 

Year ending May 31,  
2019    $ 104,583  
2020      104,583  
2021      104,583  
2022      104,583  
2023      78,436  
Thereafter      0  
  

 

 

 
   $ 496,768  
  

 

 

 

Intangible and other long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability is determined by comparing the forecasted future net cash flows from the operations to which the assets relate, based on management’s best estimates using the appropriate assumptions and projections at the time, to the carrying amount of the assets. If the carrying value is determined to be in excess of future operating cash flows, the asset is considered impaired and a loss is recognized equal to the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the estimated fair value of the assets. As of May 31, 2018, no impairment existed.

Foreign Currency

Financial statements for the Company’s subsidiaries outside the United States are translated into U.S. dollars at year-end exchange rates for assets and liabilities and weighted average exchange rates for income and expenses. The resulting translation adjustments are included as a separate component of stockholders’ equity titled “Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss.” Transaction gains and losses are included in net income (loss).

 

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Advertising

Advertising costs included in general, administration and sales, are expensed when the advertising first takes place. Advertising expense was $71,280, $30,500 and $27,762 for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Research and Development Costs

Research and development costs, predominately internal labor costs and costs of materials, are charged to expense when incurred.

Warranty Reserve

Warranty costs are estimated and charged to operations to cover a defined warranty period. The estimated warranty cost is based on the history of warranty claims for each particular product type. For new product types without a warranty history, preliminary estimates are based on historical information for similar product types. The warranty reserve accruals, included in other accrued liabilities, are reviewed periodically and updated based on warranty trends.

Stock-Based Compensation

Stock-based compensation includes expense charges for all stock-based awards to employees and directors granted under the Company’s stock option plan. The Company requires the measurement and recognition of compensation for all stock-based awards made to employees and directors including stock options based on estimated fair values.

Stock-based compensation recognized during the period is based on the value of the portion of the stock-based award that will vest during the period, adjusted for expected forfeitures. Compensation cost for all stock-based awards is recognized using the straight-line method.

Income Taxes

The Company applies the asset and liability method in recording income taxes, under which deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined, based on the differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using currently enacted tax rates and laws. Additionally, deferred tax assets are evaluated and a valuation allowance is established if it is more likely than not that all or a portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized. Management continues to review the level of the valuation allowance on a quarterly basis. There can be no assurance that the Company’s future operations will produce sufficient earnings so that the deferred tax asset can be fully utilized. The Company currently maintains a full valuation allowance against net deferred tax assets.

Earnings (Loss) Per Share

Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, adjusted for dilutive incremental shares attributed to outstanding options to purchase common stock. Common stock equivalents for stock options are computed using the treasury stock method. In periods in which a net loss is incurred, no common stock equivalents are included since they are antidilutive and as such all stock options

 

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outstanding are excluded from the computation of diluted net loss in those periods. 0, 0 and 118 potentially dilutive common shares from outstanding stock options have been excluded from diluted earnings (loss) per share for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially expose the Company to concentration of credit risk are trade accounts receivable. Credit terms generally require an invoice to be paid within 30 days or include a discount of 1.5% if the invoice is paid within ten days, with the net amount payable in 30 days.

Financial Instruments

The carrying value of all other financial instruments potentially subject to valuation risk (principally consisting of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable) approximates fair value because of their short-term maturities.

Shipping and Handling Charges

The Company incurs costs related to shipping and handling of its manufactured products. These costs are expensed as incurred as a component of cost of sales. Shipping and handling charges related to the receipt of raw materials are also incurred, which are recorded as a cost of the related inventory.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Some of the more significant estimates relate to revenue recognition, including product returns, allowance for doubtful accounts, reserves for excess and obsolete inventories, estimated lives of long-lived assets, warranty reserves, stock-based compensation and income taxes.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606),” with final amendments issued in 2016. The guidance within ASU 2014-09 provides for a five-step model to determine the revenue recognized for the transfer of goods or services to customers that reflects the expected entitled consideration in exchange for those goods or services. In addition, the FASB introduced practical expedients related to disclosures of remaining performance obligations, as well as other amendments related to guidance on collectibility, non-cash consideration and the presentation of sales and other similar taxes. Financial statement disclosures required by the guidance provided will enable users to understand the nature, amount, timing, judgments and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows relating to customer contracts.

The two permitted transition methods under the guidance are the full retrospective approach or a cumulative effect adjustment to the opening retained earnings in the year of adoption (modified retrospective approach). The Company will adopt the guidance using the modified retrospective approach when it becomes effective in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. The Company is utilizing a comprehensive approach to assess the impact of the guidance by reviewing current accounting policies and practices to identify potential differences that would result

 

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from applying the new requirements to revenue contracts, including evaluation of any performance obligations. The Company is substantially complete with its contract and business process reviews and implemented changes to controls to support recognition and disclosures under the new guidance. Based on the foregoing, this guidance is not expected to have a material impact to the Company’s consolidated financial statements or related disclosures.

NOTE 3

INCOME TAXES

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted comprehensive tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”). The Tax Act made broad and complex changes to the U.S. tax code by reducing the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 34 percent to 21 percent, requiring companies to pay a one-time transition tax on certain unrepatriated earnings of foreign subsidiaries, generally eliminating U.S. federal income taxes on dividends from foreign subsidiaries, creating a new limitation on deductible interest expense and changing rules related to uses and limitations of net operating loss carryforwards created in tax years beginning after December 31, 2017.

The SEC staff subsequently issued Staff Accounting Bulletin 118 (“SAB 118”), which provides a one-year measurement for companies to complete the accounting for the effects of the Tax Act. In accordance with SAB 118, where accounting is complete, a company must reflect the income tax effects of those aspects, but to the extent that a company’s accounting is incomplete but a reasonable estimate may be made, a provisional estimate should be recorded in the financial statements. Where a company is unable to determine a provisional estimate, SAB 118 permits application of the tax laws that were in effect immediately before the enactment.

Due to the reduction of the corporate tax rate as part of the Tax Act, the Company recorded during the third quarter of Fiscal 2018 a provisional decrease to deferred tax assets of $780,195 and corresponding decrease to the valuation allowance. The change in tax rate did not impact tax expense due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net deferred tax asset.

The Act also provided for a tax on the deemed repatriation of previously untaxed accumulated earnings and profits of foreign subsidiaries. The Company was not subject to this tax due to an accumulated loss in the Company’s foreign subsidiary.

The provision for income taxes is as follows:

 

     Year ended May 31,  
     2018      2017      2016  

Current

   $ 25,915      $ 28,009      $ 20,002  

Deferred

     808,548        (356,169      (533,357

Change in valuation allowance

     (808,548      356,169        533,357  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total provision for income taxes

   $ 25,915      $ 28,009      $ 20,002  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Deferred tax assets are comprised of the following components:

 

     2018     2017  

Basis difference of assets

   $ 202,763     $ 307,846  

Inventory related items

     189,893       287,543  

Other reserves and liabilities

     87,519       122,083  

Net operating loss carryforward

     1,136,358       1,723,418  

General business and other credit carryforward

     456,343       449,048  

Other deferred items, net

     29,182       20,667  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross deferred tax assets

     2,102,058       2,910,605  

Deferred tax asset valuation allowance

     (2,102,058     (2,910,605
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net deferred tax asset

   $ 0     $ 0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Deferred tax assets are evaluated and a valuation allowance is established if it is more likely than not that all or a portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized. The Company has recorded a substantial deferred tax asset related to temporary differences between book and tax basis of assets and liabilities. During the year ended May 31, 2018, the Company decreased its valuation allowance $808,548 as a result of the decrease in the Company’s deferred tax assets due to the impact of the reduction of the corporate rate as part of the Tax Act and current year income. During the years ended May 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company increased its valuation allowance $356,169 and $533,357, respectively, as a result of the increase in the Company’s deferred tax assets. The Company has provided a full valuation allowance against all of its deferred tax assets as the recent losses have been given more weight than projected future income when determining the need for a valuation allowance.

The Company has federal net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $4.2 million which begin to expire in 2030 along with the federal general business and other credit carryforwards. The Company has state net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $4.7 million which begin to expire in 2024.

The provision for income taxes differs from the amount of income taxes determined by applying the U.S. statutory federal tax rate to pre-tax loss due to the following:

 

     Year ended May 31,  
     2018     2017     2016  

Statutory federal tax rate

     28.6     (34.0 )%      (34.0 )% 

State taxes, net of federal benefit

     2.6       (4.4     (4.4

Change in deferred tax valuation allowance

     (350.8     34.1       35.7  

Impact of Tax Act

     329.8       0.0       0.0  

Stock-based compensation

     6.6       2.2       1.2  

R&E tax credits

     1.6       1.6       0.7  

Effect of foreign income tax rates

     1.3       (0.3     1.1  

Deferred tax true-up

     (12.6     1.8       0.3  

State minimum taxes

     5.1       1.1       0.4  

Permanent and other differences

     (1.2     0.6       0.3  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effective tax rate

     11.0     2.7     1.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Each year the Company files income tax returns in the various federal, state and local income taxing jurisdictions in which it operates. These tax returns are subject to examination and possible challenge by the taxing authorities. Positions challenged by the taxing authorities may be settled or appealed by the Company. As a result, there is an uncertainty in income taxes recognized in the Company’s financial statements in accordance

 

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with ASC Topic 740. The Company applies this guidance by defining criteria that an individual income tax position must meet for any part of the benefit of that position to be recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and provides guidance on measurement, derecognition, classification, accounting for interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition. The liability for unrecognized tax benefits was $0 as of May 31, 2018 and 2017.

Interest and penalties associated with uncertain tax positions are recognized as components of the “Provision for income taxes.” The liability for payment of interest and penalties was $0 as of May 31, 2018 and 2017.

Several tax years are subject to examination by major tax jurisdictions. In the United States, federal tax years ended May 31, 2015 and after are subject to examination. In the United Kingdom, tax years ended May 31, 2013 and after are subject to examination.

NOTE 4

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

The Company entered into a 5-year lease of manufacturing equipment in May 2014. The lease is classified as a capital lease and the asset, valued at $38,890, is included in the furniture, fixtures and equipment amount in Note 2 – Property and Equipment as of May 31, 2018 and 2017.

The future minimum lease payments under the capital lease for each of the years ending May 31 are as follows:

 

Year ending May 31,

 

2019

   $ 11,713  

2020

     0  

2021

     0  

2022

     0  

2023

     0  

Thereafter

     0  
  

 

 

 

Total minimum lease payments

     11,713  

Less: amount representing interest

     (672
  

 

 

 

Present value of minimum lease payments (1)

   $ 11,041  
  

 

 

 

 

(1)

Reflected in other accrued liabilities on the balance sheet as of May 31, 2018 and 2017.

The Company leases certain facilities and equipment to support operations under non-cancelable operating leases and other contractual obligations. Total lease expense under operating leases for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 amounted to $47,829, $47,695 and $73,688, respectively.

The future minimum commitments under operating leases for each of the years ending May 31 are as follows:

 

Year ending May 31,

 

2019

   $ 48,908  

2020

     50,156  

2021

     6,551  

2022

     0  

2023

     0  

Thereafter

     0  

 

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In a transaction related to the acquisition of Schmitt Measurement Systems, Inc., formerly TMA Technologies, Inc. (“TMA”), the Company established a royalty pool and vested in each shareholder and debt holder of the acquired company an interest in the royalty pool equal to the amount invested or loaned including interest payable through March 1995. The royalty pool is funded at 5% of net sales (defined as gross sales less returns, allowances and sales commissions) of the Company’s surface measurement products and future derivative products developed by Schmitt Industries, Inc., which utilize these technologies. As part of the royalty pool agreement, each former shareholder and debt holder released TMA from any claims with regard to the acquisition except their rights to future royalties. Royalty expense applicable to the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 amounted to $1,527, $15,407 and $14,825, respectively.

NOTE 5

SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company has two reportable business segments: the design and assembly of dynamic balancing systems and components for the machine tool industry (Balancer), and the design and assembly of laser-based test and measurement systems (Measurement). The Company operates in three principal geographic markets: United States, Europe and Asia.

 

     Year Ended May 31,  
     2018     2017     2016  
     Balancer     Measurement     Balancer     Measurement     Balancer     Measurement  

Gross sales

   $ 10,769,250     $ 4,861,501     $ 8,319,896     $ 5,331,535     $ 8,257,036     $ 4,728,905  

Intercompany sales

     (1,742,420     (268     (1,237,422     (16,366     (1,294,290     (6,298
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net sales

   $ 9,026,830     $ 4,861,233     $ 7,082,474     $ 5,315,169     $ 6,962,746     $ 4,722,607  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

   $ (50,686   $ 206,058     $ (931,770   $ (56,914   $ (992,342   $ (444,132
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation expense

   $ 63,390     $ 37,266     $ 70,018     $ 37,534     $ 94,954     $ 39,340  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amortization expense

   $ 0     $ 104,583     $ 0     $ 111,530     $ 0     $ 111,530  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

   $ 4,353     $ 4,114     $ 46,495     $ 6,138     $ 3,520     $ 0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Geographic Information

 

     Year Ended May 31,  
     2018      2017      2016  

North America

   $ 8,371,376      $ 8,162,340      $ 7,749,753  

Europe

     2,258,495        1,451,293        1,435,280  

Asia

     3,122,484        2,500,191        2,288,550  

Other markets

     135,708        283,819        211,770  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net sales

   $ 13,888,063      $ 12,397,643      $ 11,685,353  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Year Ended May 31,  
     2018      2017     2016  
     United States     Europe      United States     Europe     United States     Europe  

Operating income (loss)

   $ (225,594   $ 380,966      $ (947,514   $ (41,170   $ (1,255,589   $ (180,885
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation expense

   $ 100,656     $ 0      $ 107,552     $ 0     $ 134,294     $ 0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amortization expense

   $ 104,583     $ 0      $ 111,530     $ 0     $ 111,530     $ 0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

   $ 8,467     $ 0      $ 52,633     $ 0     $ 3,520     $ 0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Segment and Geographic Assets

 

     May 31, 2018      May 31, 2017  

Segment assets to total assets

     

Balancer

   $ 6,461,974      $ 4,791,100  

Measurement

     2,712,553        3,340,327  

Corporate assets

     2,111,533        874,917  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 11,286,060      $ 9,006,344  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Geographic assets to long-lived assets

     

United States

   $ 770,915      $ 865,224  

Europe

     0        0  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 770,915      $ 865,224  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Geographic assets to total assets

     

United States

   $ 10,110,683      $ 8,149,507  

Europe

     1,175,377        856,837  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 11,286,060      $ 9,006,344  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Note – Europe is defined as the European subsidiary, Schmitt Europe, Ltd.

NOTE 6

STOCK OPTIONS AND STOCK BASED COMPENSATION

The Board of Directors adopted the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (2014 Plan) in August 2014, the 2004 Stock Option Plan (2004 Plan) in August 2004 and the 1995 Stock Option Plan (1995 Plan) in December 1995, which was amended in August 1996 and restated in August 1998. The 2014 Plan provides for the grant of (i) stock options (both nonqualified and incentive stock options), (ii) stock appreciation rights or SARs, (iii) restricted stock, (iv) restricted stock units or RSUs, (v) performance awards, and (vi) other share-based awards. An incentive stock option granted under the 2014 Plan is intended to qualify as an incentive stock option (ISO) and nonstatutory stock option granted under the 2014 Plan are not intended to qualify as an ISO. An option granted under the 2004 Plan and/or 1995 Plan (the Plans) might be either an ISO, or an NSO. ISOs may be granted only to employees and members of the Board of Directors of the Company and are subject to certain limitations, in addition to restrictions applicable to all stock options under the Plan. Options not meeting these limitations will be treated as NSOs. The purchase price of ISOs is fair market value on the date of grant; the purchase price of NSOs may vary from fair market value. Vesting is at the discretion of the compensation committee of the Board of Directors, but generally is either 50% at grant date and 16.7% on each anniversary thereafter; 25% at grant

 

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date and 25% on each anniversary thereafter or 0% at grant date and 33% on each anniversary thereafter. The Company initially reserved 400,000 shares for issuance under the 1995 Plan and 300,000 shares for issuance under the 2004 Plan and 2014 Plan. The 1995 Plan expired in December 2005 and no additional options may be issued under the 1995 Plan, although expiration of the 1995 Plan did not affect the rights of persons who received stock grants under the 1995 Plan. The 2004 Plan expired in August 2015 and no additional options may be issued under the 2004 Plan. Stock-based compensation recognized in the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the years ended May 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015 includes compensation cost for stock-based awards granted. All outstanding options will expire no later than 2024.

The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model as its method of valuation for stock-based awards. The Company’s determination of the fair value of stock-based awards on the date of grant using an option pricing model is affected by our stock price as well as assumptions regarding a number of highly complex and subjective variables. Although the fair value of stock-based awards is determined in accordance with ASC Topic 718, the Black-Scholes option pricing model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions, and other reasonable assumptions could provide differing results. These variables include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Risk-Free Interest Rate. The Company bases the risk-free interest rate on the implied yield currently available on U.S. Treasury issues with an equivalent remaining term approximately equal to the expected life of the award.

 

   

Expected Life. The expected life of awards granted represents the period of time that they are expected to be outstanding. The Company determines the expected life based on historical experience with similar awards, giving consideration to the contractual terms, vesting schedules and pre-vesting and post-vesting forfeitures.

 

   

Expected Volatility. The Company estimates the volatility of its common stock at the date of grant based on the historical volatility of its common stock. The volatility factor the Company uses is based on its historical stock prices over the most recent period commensurate with the estimated expected life of the award. These historical periods may exclude portions of time when unusual transactions occurred.

 

   

Expected Dividend Yield. The Company does not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Consequently, the Company uses an expected dividend yield of 0.

 

   

Expected Forfeitures. The Company uses relevant historical data to estimate pre-vesting option forfeitures. The Company records stock-based compensation only for those awards that are expected to vest.

The Company has computed, to determine stock-based compensation expense recognized for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, the value of all stock options granted using the Black-Scholes option pricing model as prescribed by ASC Topic 718 using the following assumptions:

 

     Year Ended May 31,
       2018        2017       2016  

Risk-free interest rate

   N/A    2.8%   N/A

Expected life

   N/A    4.7 years   N/A

Expected volatility

   N/A    43.4%   N/A

Stock-Based Compensation Under ASC Topic 718

The total stock-based compensation expense recognized under ASC Topic 718 was $50,336, $79,765 and $58,198 during Fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. All stock-based compensation expense has been

 

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Schmitt Industries, Inc.

N OTES TO C ONSOLIDATED F INANCIAL S TATEMENTS

F OR T HE Y EARS E NDED M AY 31, 2018, 2017 AND 2016

 

recorded as general, administration and sales expense in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss.

As of May 31, 2018, the Company had a total of 318,332 outstanding stock options (282,497 vested and exercisable and 35,835 non-vested) with a weighted average exercise price of $2.36. The Company estimates that a total of $10,503 will be recorded as additional stock-based compensation expense for all options which were outstanding as of May 31, 2018, but which were not yet vested. The weighted-average period over which this total compensation cost is expected to be recognized is 0.9 years.

Options outstanding and exercisable consist of the following as of May 31, 2018:

 

Outstanding Options      Exercisable Options  
Number
of Shares
     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
     Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life (yrs)
     Number
of Shares
     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
  170,832      $ 1.70        8.5        134,997      $ 1.70  
  15,000        2.53        5.3        15,000        2.53  
  77,500        2.85        5.9        77,500        2.85  
  55,000        3.65        3.0        55,000        3.65  

 

 

          

 

 

    
  318,332        2.36        6.8        282,497        2.44  

 

 

          

 

 

    

Options granted, exercised, canceled and expired under the Company’s stock option plan during the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 are summarized as follows:

 

     Number of
Shares
     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 

Options outstanding - May 31, 2015

     332,500      $ 3.68  

Options granted

     0        0.00  

Options exercised

     0        0.00  

Options forfeited/cancelled

     (185,000      4.13  
  

 

 

    

Options outstanding - May 31, 2016

     147,500        3.11  

Options granted

     212,500        1.70  

Options exercised

     0        0.00  

Options forfeited/cancelled

     0        0.00  
  

 

 

    

Options outstanding - May 31, 2017

     360,000        2.28  

Options granted

     0        0.00  

Options exercised

     0        0.00  

Options forfeited/cancelled

     (41,668      1.70  
  

 

 

    

Options outstanding - May 31, 2018

     318,332        2.36  
  

 

 

    

The total intrinsic value of both outstanding and exercisable options was $0 as of May 31, 2018 and 2017. The total intrinsic value of options exercised was $0 in each of the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

 

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Schmitt Industries, Inc.

N OTES TO C ONSOLIDATED F INANCIAL S TATEMENTS

F OR T HE Y EARS E NDED M AY 31, 2018, 2017 AND 2016

 

NOTE 7

EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following table is a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted per share computations for income (loss) from continuing operations for each of the three years in the period ended May 31:

 

     Net
income/(loss)
(Numerator)
    Weighted
Average Shares
(Denominator)
     Per Share
Amount
 

Year ended May 31, 2018

       

Basic earnings per share

       

Income available to common stockholders

   $ 210,639       3,422,724      $ 0.06  

Effect of dilutive securities stock options

     0       37,615     

Diluted earnings per share

       
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Income available to common stockholders

   $ 210,639       3,460,339      $ 0.06  
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Year ended May 31, 2017

       

Basic earnings per share

       

Loss available to common stockholders

   $ (1,073,364     2,995,910      $ (0.36

Effect of dilutive securities stock options

     0       0     

Diluted earnings per share

       
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Loss available to common stockholders

   $ (1,073,364     2,995,910      $ (0.36
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Year ended May 31, 2016

       

Basic earnings per share

       

Loss available to common stockholders

   $ (1,515,189     2,995,910      $ (0.51

Effect of dilutive securities stock options

     0       0     

Diluted earnings per share

       
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

Loss available to common stockholders

   $ (1,515,189     2,995,910      $ (0.51
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

NOTE 8

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

The Company adopted the Schmitt Industries, Inc. 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan & Trust effective June 1, 1996. Employees must meet certain age and service requirements to be eligible. Participants may contribute up to 15% of their eligible compensation which may be partially matched by the Company. The Company may make further contributions in the form of a profit sharing contribution or a discretionary contribution. The Company made matching contributions in conjunction with employee contributions to the plan totaling $51,550, $62,622 and $57,178 during the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

NOTE 9

MAJOR CUSTOMER

The Company had one customer whose revenue individually represented 10.1% of the Company’s total revenue for the year ended May 31, 2018. There were no customers with greater than 10% of the Company’s total revenue for the years ended May 31, 2017 and 2016.

As of May 31, 2018, one customer accounted for 11.4% of accounts receivable. As of May 31, 2017, one customer accounted for 11.3% of accounts receivable.

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Shareholders and the Board of Directors of

Schmitt Industries, Inc.

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Schmitt Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of May 31, 2018 and 2017, the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss), stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “consolidated financial statements”). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of May 31, 2018 and 2017, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures to respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall consolidated financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

/s/ Moss Adams LLP

Portland, Oregon    

August 21, 2018

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2009.

 

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Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

None.

 

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms. Our disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. There are inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of disclosure controls and procedures, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention or overriding of the controls and procedures. Accordingly, even effective disclosure controls and procedures can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving their control objectives, and management necessarily is required to use its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

An evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e). Based on that evaluation, the CEO and CFO have concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely manner, and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including the our CEO and CFO, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)). Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our CEO and CFO, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Controls – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on our evaluation under the framework in Internal Control – Integrated Framework , our management concluded that our internal controls over financial reporting were effective as of May 31, 2018.

This annual report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to SEC rules adopted in conformity with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) that occurred during the quarter ended May 31, 2018 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Item 9B.

Other Information

None.

 

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PART III

Certain information required by Part III is included in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Proxy Statement”) and is incorporated herein by reference. The Proxy Statement will be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Report.

 

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

The information required by this item is included in the Company’s Proxy Statement relating to the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 11.

Executive Compensation

The information required by this item is included in the Company’s Proxy Statement relating to the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

The information required by this item is included in the Company’s Proxy Statement relating to the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

The information required by this item is included in the Company’s Proxy Statement relating to the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 14.

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

The information required by this item is included in the Company’s Proxy Statement relating to the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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PART IV

 

Item 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

  (a)

Financial Statements:

 

  (1)

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of May 31, 2018 and 2017

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for the years ended May 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms

 

  (2)

Financial Statement Schedules: All financial statement schedules are omitted either because they are not applicable, not required, or the required information is included in the financial statements or notes thereto.

 

  (3)

Exhibits: Reference is made to the list on page 45 of the Exhibits filed with this report.

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibits

 

Description

Exhibits marked with an asterisk (*) are incorporated by reference to exhibits or appendices previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as indicated by the references in brackets. All other exhibits are filed herewith.
  *2.1  

Asset Purchase Agreement between Schmitt Industries, Inc., and Glenn Valliant, an individual doing business as Optical Dimensions, dated September 30, 2009.

[Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2009, Exhibit 2.1]

  *3.1  

Second Restated Articles of Incorporation of Schmitt Industries, Inc.

[Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 1999, Exhibit 3(i)]

  *3.2  

Second Restated Bylaws of Schmitt Industries, Inc.

[Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 1999, Exhibit 3(ii)]

  *4.1   See exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 for provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws defining the rights of security holders.
*10.1†  

Schmitt Industries, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.

[Appendix A to Schedule 14A filed on August 26, 2014]

*14.1  

Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

[Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2004, Exhibit 14.1]

  21.1   Subsidiaries of Schmitt Industries, Inc. as of May 31, 2018.
  23.1   Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
  31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  32.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
100.INS   XBRL Instance Document
100.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
100.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
100.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
100.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
100.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement required to be filed as an exhibit to this Form 10-K.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

SCHMITT INDUSTRIES, INC.
By:      

/s/ David W. Case

  David W. Case
  President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: August 21, 2018

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities indicated on August 21, 2018.

 

Signature

      

Title

/s/ Michael J. Ellsworth

Michael J. Ellsworth

     Chairman of the Board

/s/ David W. Case

David W. Case

    

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ Ann M. Ferguson

Ann M. Ferguson

    

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

/s/ Maynard Brown

Maynard Brown

     Director

/s/ Charles Davidson

Charles Davidson

     Director

/s/ David M. Hudson

David M. Hudson

     Director

 

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