UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

Form 10-Q

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2006

OR

o                                 TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1934

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM                     TO                      .

Commission file number 0-8328


DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Delaware

 

84-0608431

(State of Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

5405 Spine Road, Boulder, Colorado 80301
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(303) 665-5700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant:  (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  x     No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer.    Large accelerated filer  o    Accelerated filer  x    Non-accelerated filer  o

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

The number of shares of Common Stock outstanding was 11,948,735 as of October 31, 2006.

 




CAUTIONARY NOTE ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In particular, we direct your attention to Part I, Item 1- Financial Statements, Item 2 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Item 3 - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. We intend the forward-looking statements throughout this quarterly report on Form 10-Q and the information incorporated by reference herein to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. Statements contained in this report which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. All projections and statements regarding our expected financial position and operating results, our business strategy, our financing plans and the outcome of any contingencies are forward-looking statements. These statements can sometimes be identified by our use of forward-looking words such as “may”, “believe”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend” and other phrases of similar meaning. The forward-looking information is based on information available as of the date of this quarterly report and on numerous assumptions and developments that are not within our control. Although we believe that our expectations as expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that our expectations will turn out to be correct. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the following: the ability to obtain new contracts at attractive prices; the size and timing of customer orders and shipment; fluctuations in customer demand; competitive factors; the timely completion of contracts; the timing and size of expenditures; the timely receipt of government approvals and permits; the adequacy of local labor supplies at our facilities; current or future limits on manufacturing capacity at our various operations; the availability and cost of funds; and general economic conditions, both domestic and foreign, impacting our business and the business of the end-market users we serve. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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INDEX

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1 - Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2006 (unaudited) and December 31, 2005

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 (unaudited)

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 (unaudited)

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 (unaudited)

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3 - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4 - Controls and Procedures

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1 - Legal Proceedings

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A - Risk Factors

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3 - Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4 - Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5 - Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6 - Exhibits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

 

 

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Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

19,161

 

$

5,763

 

Marketable securities

 

 

1,950

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $400 and $301, respectively

 

19,884

 

15,576

 

Inventories

 

14,025

 

11,869

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

788

 

822

 

Current portion of other receivables related to discontinued operations

 

678

 

 

Current deferred tax assets

 

665

 

572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

55,201

 

36,552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

28,179

 

22,635

 

Less - Accumulated depreciation

 

(11,247

)

(10,063

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

16,932

 

12,572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOODWILL, net

 

847

 

847

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFERRED TAX ASSETS

 

39

 

819

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ASSETS, net

 

25

 

101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER RECEIVABLES RELATED TO DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

 

681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

651

 

3,739

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

73,695

 

$

55,311

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Data)

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

8,182

 

$

7,278

 

Accrued expenses

 

1,977

 

1,615

 

Accrued income taxes

 

1,780

 

979

 

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

 

2,486

 

2,508

 

Customer advances

 

8,026

 

1,885

 

Related party debt

 

 

45

 

Current maturities on long-term debt

 

368

 

528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

22,819

 

14,838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG-TERM DEBT

 

368

 

2,221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES

 

329

 

195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

 

236

 

222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

 

2,880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

23,752

 

20,356

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.05 par value; 4,000,000 shares authorized; no issued and outstanding shares

 

 

 

Common stock, $.05 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized; 11,948,735 and 11,758,920 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

597

 

588

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

21,676

 

19,778

 

Retained earnings

 

26,526

 

14,104

 

Other cumulative comprehensive income

 

1,144

 

485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

49,943

 

34,955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

$

73,695

 

$

55,311

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 AND 2005

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

2006

 

2005

 

NET SALES

 

$

24,852

 

$

20,238

 

$

77,781

 

$

56,124

 

COST OF PRODUCTS SOLD

 

16,542

 

13,970

 

50,270

 

39,990

 

Gross profit

 

8,310

 

6,268

 

27,511

 

16,134

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

1,267

 

1,020

 

3,948

 

2,726

 

Selling expenses

 

904

 

849

 

3,174

 

2,845

 

Total costs and expenses

 

2,171

 

1,869

 

7,122

 

5,571

 

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

6,139

 

4,399

 

20,389

 

10,563

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

 

(23

)

(8

)

(40

)

9

 

Interest expense

 

(42

)

(65

)

(108

)

(233

)

Interest income

 

163

 

2

 

455

 

22

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

6,237

 

4,328

 

20,696

 

10,361

 

INCOME TAX PROVISION

 

2,547

 

1,176

 

7,865

 

3,445

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

3,690

 

3,152

 

12,831

 

6,916

 

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

 

1,357

 

 

Income from discontinued operations

 

 

 

1,357

 

 

NET INCOME

 

$

3,690

 

$

3,152

 

$

14,188

 

$

6,916

 

INCOME PER SHARE - BASIC:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.31

 

$

0.27

 

$

1.09

 

$

0.62

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

0.11

 

 

Net income

 

$

0.31

 

$

0.27

 

$

1.20

 

$

0.62

 

INCOME PER SHARE - DILUTED:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.30

 

$

0.26

 

$

1.05

 

$

0.58

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

0.11

 

 

Net income

 

$

0.30

 

$

0.26

 

$

1.16

 

$

0.58

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

11,865,336

 

11,648,502

 

11,813,371

 

11,141,394

 

Diluted

 

12,210,791

 

12,135,142

 

12,216,283

 

12,028,562

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE

 

$

 

$

0.10

 

$

0.15

 

$

0.10

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

(Amounts in Thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

Cumulative

 

 

 

Comprehensive

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Paid-In

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

 

 

Income

 

 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

Earnings

 

Income

 

Total

 

for the Period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances, December 31, 2005

 

11,759

 

$

588

 

$

19,778

 

$

14,104

 

$

485

 

$

34,955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued in connection with stock-based compensation

 

189

 

9

 

486

 

 

 

495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued in connection with the employee stock purchase plan

 

1

 

 

28

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax benefit related to stock options

 

 

 

948

 

 

 

948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

436

 

 

 

436

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

 

 

 

(1,766

)

 

(1,766

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

14,188

 

 

14,188

 

14,188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

659

 

659

 

659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances, September 30, 2006

 

11,949

 

597

 

21,676

 

26,526

 

1,144

 

49,943

 

14,847

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 AND 2005

(Dollars in Thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

14,188

 

$

6,916

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities -

 

 

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(1,357

)

 

Depreciation

 

1,020

 

1,132

 

Amortization of capitalized debt issuance costs

 

50

 

33

 

Stock-based compensation

 

436

 

 

Provision for deferred income taxes

 

923

 

(171

)

Tax benefit related to exercise of stock options

 

 

2,477

 

Change in -

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

(3,885

)

(1,003

)

Inventories

 

(1,608

)

(5,126

)

Prepaid expenses and other

 

150

 

(1,585

)

Accounts payable

 

568

 

421

 

Customer advances

 

5,961

 

264

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

(189

)

1,186

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

16,257

 

4,544

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

 

(5,154

)

(1,966

)

Sale of marketable securities

 

1,950

 

 

Loan to related party

 

(1,206

)

 

Repayment on loan to related party

 

1,206

 

 

Change in other non-current assets

 

219

 

218

 

Payment received on other receivables related to discontinued operations

 

3

 

1,016

 

Cash flows provided by investing activities of discontinued operations

 

2,197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flows used in investing activities

 

(785

)

(732

)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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2006

 

2005

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Repayments on bank lines of credit, net

 

 

(3,216

)

Repayments on related party lines of credit, net

 

(47

)

(86

)

Payment on SNPE, Inc. term loan

 

 

(667

)

Payment on industrial development revenue bond

 

(1,720

)

(745

)

Payment on term loan with French bank

 

(361

)

(366

)

Payment of dividends

 

(1,766

)

(1,155

)

Change in other long-tem liabilities

 

22

 

23

 

Net proceeds from issuance of common stock to employees and directors

 

523

 

1,481

 

Tax benefit related to exercise of stock options

 

948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flows used in financing activities

 

(2,401

)

(4,731

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH

 

327

 

(117

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

13,398

 

(1,036

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of the period

 

5,763

 

2,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of the period

 

$

19,161

 

$

1,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CASH FINANCING ACTIVITY:

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion of SNPE convertible subordinated note into common stock

 

$

 

$

1,200

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(unaudited)

1.      BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The information included in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements is unaudited but includes all normal and recurring adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the interim periods presented. These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements that are included in the Company’s Annual Report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.

On May 15, 2006, SNPE, Inc., the Company’s former majority stockholder, sold in an underwritten public offering 5,926,982 shares of the Company’s common stock, which represented all shares held by SNPE, Inc.  Following the sale, four members of the Company’s board of directors, each of whom had represented SNPE, Inc., resigned from the board.  All transaction expenses were paid by SNPE, Inc.

2.      SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Principles of Consolidation

The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries, all of which are wholly-owned. All significant intercompany accounts, profits and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Foreign Operations and Foreign Exchange Rate Risk

The functional currency for the Company’s foreign operations is the applicable local currency for each affiliate company. Assets and liabilities of foreign subsidiaries for which the functional currency is the local currency are translated at exchange rates in effect at period-end, and the statements of operations are translated at the average exchange rates during the period.  Exchange rate fluctuations on translating foreign currency financial statements into U.S. dollars that result in unrealized gains or losses are referred to as translation adjustments. Cumulative translation adjustments are recorded as a separate component of stockholders’ equity and are included in other cumulative comprehensive income. Transactions denominated in currencies other than the local currency are recorded based on exchange rates at the time such transactions arise. Subsequent changes in exchange rates result in transaction gains and losses which are reflected in income as unrealized (based on period-end translations) or realized upon settlement of the transactions. Cash flows from the Company’s operations in foreign countries are translated at actual exchange rates when known, or at the average rate for the period. As a result, amounts related to assets and liabilities reported in the consolidated statements of cash flows will not conform with changes in the corresponding balances in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The effects of exchange rate changes on cash balances held in foreign currencies are reported as a separate line item below cash flows from financing activities.

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Revenue Recognition

Sales of clad metal products and welding services are generally based upon customer specifications set forth in customer purchase orders and require the Company to provide certifications relative to metals used, services performed and the results of any non-destructive testing that the customer has requested be performed.  Any non-conformance issues are resolved before the product is shipped and billed.  Revenue is recognized only when all four of the following criteria have been satisfied: persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; the price is fixed or determinable; delivery has occurred; and collection is reasonably assured.  For contracts that require multiple shipments, revenue is recorded only for the units included in each individual shipment.  If, as a contract proceeds toward completion, projected total cost on an individual contract indicates a potential loss, the Company recognizes such anticipated loss at such time.

Loan to Related Party

Nobelclad Europe, S.A. (“Nobelclad”) had a Euro-denominated cash management agreement with SNPE, the parent company of SNPE, Inc., the Company’s former majority stockholder, which provided for loans to or from either party of up to approximately $3,400, based on the December 31, 2005 exchange rates. Amounts outstanding under this agreement bore interest at EURIBOR plus 1.5% annually. Due to Nobelclad’s excess cash position during the first quarter of 2006, it began advancing cash to SNPE through this intercompany cash agreement. At March 31, 2006, these advances to SNPE totaled 1,003 Euros ($1,211). The interest rate earned on these advances exceeded the interest rate that Nobelclad could earn on excess cash and cash equivalents held at its local bank. The agreement allowed Nobelclad to request repayment on the advances at any time. The balance outstanding at March 31, 2006 was repaid in full in April 2006.

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period.  Diluted EPS recognizes the potential dilutive effects of dilutive securities.  The following represents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used in the calculation of basic and diluted EPS:

 

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share

 

 

 

Net Income

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

3,690

 

11,865,336

 

$

0.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of options to purchase common stock

 

 

345,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive earnings per share

 

$

3,690

 

12,210,791

 

$

0.30

 

 

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For the three months ended September 30, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share

 

 

 

Net Income

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

3,152

 

11,648,502

 

$

0.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of options to purchase common stock

 

 

486,640

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of convertible subordinated note, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive earnings per share

 

$

3,152

 

12,135,142

 

$

0.26

 

 

 

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share

 

 

 

Net Income

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

14,188

 

11,813,371

 

$

1.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of options to purchase common stock

 

 

402,912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive earnings per share

 

$

14,188

 

12,216,283

 

$

1.16

 

 

 

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share

 

 

 

Net Income

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

6,916

 

11,141,394

 

$

0.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of options to purchase common stock

 

 

654,202

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of convertible subordinated note, net of tax

 

23

 

232,966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilutive earnings per share

 

$

6,939

 

12,028,562

 

$

0.58

 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), Share-Based Payment (“SFAS 123R”), which is a revision of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation (“SFAS 123”).  SFAS 123R requires measurement of all employee stock-based compensation awards using a fair-value method and the recording of such expense in the consolidated financial statements.  In addition, the adoption of SFAS 123R requires additional accounting related to the income tax effects and disclosure regarding the cash flow effects resulting from share-based payment arrangements.  In January 2005, the SEC issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 107, which provides supplemental implementation guidance for SFAS 123R.  The Company selected the Black-Scholes option-pricing model as the most appropriate fair-value method for its awards and will recognize compensation cost on a straight-line basis over the awards’ vesting periods.  The Company adopted SFAS 123R in the first quarter of 2006.  See Note 3 for further detail.

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In July 2006, the FASB issued FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes – an interpretation of FASB No. 109 (“FIN 48”), which clarifies the accounting and disclosure for uncertainty in tax positions.  FIN 48 seeks to harmonize certain accounting practices associated with the recognition and measurement of income taxes.  This interpretation is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006.  The Company has not yet determined the impact this interpretation will have on its results from operations or financial position.

3.                                     STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Through its 1997 Equity Incentive Plan (“1997 Plan”), the Company had provided for grants of both incentive stock options and non-statutory stock options. On September 21, 2006, the Company’s stockholders approved, and the Company adopted, the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (“2006 Plan”).  Upon the adoption of the 2006 Plan, the 1997 Plan was terminated with respect to new grants of stock options; however, all unexercised options previously granted under the 1997 Plan remain outstanding.  The 2006 Plan provides for the grant of various types of equity-based incentives, including stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, performance shares, performance units and other stock-based awards.  As of September 30, 2006, the only awards granted under the 2006 Plan were 25,000 shares of restricted stock.

Prior to January 1, 2006, the Company accounted for its stock-based compensation plan under the recognition and measurement provisions of Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees (“APB 25”) and related interpretations, as permitted by SFAS 123.  Accordingly, no stock-based compensation expense was recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 because the options granted under the Company’s stock-based compensation plan had exercise prices equal to the market value of the underlying common stock on the date of grant.  Effective January 1, 2006, the Company adopted the fair value recognition provisions of SFAS 123R using the modified prospective transition method.  Under the transition method, compensation cost recognized in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 includes: (a) compensation cost for all share-based payments granted prior to, but not yet vested, as of January 1, 2006, based on the grant date fair value estimated in accordance with the original provisions of SFAS 123, and (b) compensation cost for all share-based payments granted subsequent to January 1, 2006, based on the grant date fair value estimated in accordance with SFAS 123R.

Prior to the adoption of SFAS 123R, the Company presented all tax benefits of deductions resulting from the exercise of stock options as operating cash flows in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.  SFAS 123R requires tax benefits resulting from deductions in excess of the compensation cost recognized for those options (“excess tax benefits”) to be classified as financing cash flows.  The $948 excess tax benefit classified as a financing cash inflow in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 would have been classified as an operating cash inflow if the Company had not adopted SFAS 123R.

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The following table sets forth the total stock-based compensation expense included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations as a result of adopting SFAS 123R on January 1, 2006, and the related decrease in pretax income and net income and earnings per share compared to what it would have reported had it continued to account for stock-based compensation under APB 25:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30, 2006

 

September 30, 2006

 

Cost of products sold

 

$

9

 

$

36

 

General and administrative expense

 

59

 

353

 

Selling expense

 

15

 

47

 

Stock-based compensation expense before income taxes

 

83

 

436

 

Income tax benefit

 

(16

)

(85

)

Stock-based compensation expense, net of income taxes

 

$

67

 

$

351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic- income before income taxes

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.04

 

Basic - net income

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.03

 

Diluted - income before income taxes

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.04

 

Diluted - net income

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.03

 

 

The following table illustrates the effect on net income and basic and diluted earnings per share if the Company had applied the fair value recognition provisions of SFAS 123R to stock-based compensation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005.  For purposes of this pro forma disclosure, the value of the options is estimated using a Black-Scholes option-pricing model and amortized to expense over the options’ vesting periods.  No options were granted for the three months ended September 30, 2005.  The following assumptions were used in the options pricing model for the nine months ended September 30, 2005: a risk free interest rate of 3.7%; an expected volatility factor of 91.1%; an expected dividend yield of 0.5%; and an expected life of 4 years.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30, 2005

 

September 30, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income-as reported

 

$

3,152

 

$

6,916

 

Deduct stock-based compensation expense determined under fair value method, net of related tax effects

 

(326

)

(586

)

Pro forma net income

 

$

2,826

 

$

6,330

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic-as reported

 

$

0.27

 

$

0.62

 

Basic-pro forma

 

$

0.24

 

$

0.57

 

Diluted-as reported

 

$

0.26

 

$

0.58

 

Diluted-pro forma

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.53

 

 

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The Company’s stock-based compensation expense relates to both stock option grants and restricted stock awards.

Stock Options:  Under the 1997 Plan, incentive stock options were granted at exercise prices that equaled the fair market value of the stock at the date of grant based upon the closing sales price of the Company’s common stock on that date. Incentive stock options generally vested 25% annually and expired ten years from the date of grant. Non-statutory stock options were generally granted at exercise prices that equaled the fair market value of the stock at the date of grant. These options vested over periods ranging from one to four years and had expiration dates ten years from the date of grant.  As of September 30, 2006, no options have been granted under the 2006 plan.

The fair value for the single option granted since January 1, 2006 was estimated on the date of grant using a Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions: a risk free interest rate of 4.35%; an expected volatility factor of 86.6%; an expected dividend yield of ..375%; and an expected life of 4 years.  No options were granted during the three months ended September 30, 2006.  The computation of expected volatility is based on historical volatility from the past four years, based on the current expected life of outstanding options.  The computation of expected life is based on historical exercise patterns.  The interest rate for periods within the contractual life of the award is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant.  The fair value of the options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2006 was $22.30 per underlying share.  Each grant is valued as a single award and compensation expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the vesting period.  In accordance with the modified prospective transition method, results for prior periods have not been restated.

The following table summarizes the stock options outstanding as of September 30, 2006 as well as activity for the nine months then ended:

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Average

 

Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise

 

Remaining

 

Intrinsic

 

 

 

Options

 

Price

 

Contractual Term

 

Value

 

Outstanding at beginning of period

 

588,426

 

$

4.77

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

20,000

 

35.21

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(163,750

)

3.02

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled

 

(74,426

)

12.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at end of period

 

370,250

 

$

5.72

 

7.66

 

$

9,942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercisable at end of period

 

139,000

 

$

4.86

 

7.24

 

$

3,832

 

 

The intrinsic value of options exercised for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 was $2,563 and $5,040, respectively.  As of September 30, 2006, there was $722 of total unrecognized stock-based compensation cost related to unvested stock options.  The cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.11 years.

Restricted Stock Awards:  Restricted stock granted to the executive officers of the Company vest in one-third increments on the first, second and third anniversary of the grant.  Restricted stock granted to directors of the Company vest on the date of the second annual meeting following the date of grant.  The fair value of the restricted stock awards is based on the fair value

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of the Company’s stock on the date of grant and is amortized to compensation expense over the vesting period on a straight line basis.

The only restricted stock awards outstanding as of September 30, 2006, were 25,000 shares granted under the 2006 Plan on September 21, 2006.   These shares, none of which were vested as of September 30, 2006, had a weighted-average grant date fair value of $34.39 per share.  As of September 30, 2006, there was $852 of total unrecognized stock-based compensation cost related to unvested restricted stock awards.  The cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.92 years.

4.      INVENTORY

The components of inventory are as follows at September 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005:

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Raw materials

 

$

6,213

 

$

5,767

 

Work-in-process

 

7,272

 

5,878

 

Supplies

 

540

 

224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

14,025

 

$

11,869

 

 

5.      DEBT

Long-term debt consists of the following at September 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005:

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Term loan - French bank

 

$

736

 

$

1,029

 

Industrial development revenue bonds

 

 

1,720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

736

 

2,749

 

Less current maturities

 

(368

)

(528

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

$

368

 

$

2,221

 

 

Loan Covenants and Restrictions

The Company’s existing loan agreements include various covenants and restrictions, certain of which relate to the incurrence of additional indebtedness, mortgaging, pledging or disposition of major assets, limits on capital expenditures and maintenance of specified financial ratios.  As of September 30, 2006, the Company was in compliance with all financial covenants and other provisions of its debt agreements.

6.      BUSINESS SEGMENTS

The Company is organized in the following two segments:  the Explosive Metalworking segment and AMK Welding. The Explosive Metalworking segment uses explosives to perform

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metal cladding and shock synthesis. The most significant product of this group is clad metal, which is used in the fabrication of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and transition joints for various industries, including upstream oil and gas, oil refinery, petrochemicals, hydrometallurgy, aluminum production, shipbuilding, power generation, industrial refrigeration and similar industries. AMK Welding utilizes a number of welding technologies to weld components for manufacturers of jet engine and ground-based turbines.

The accounting policies of both segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies.  The Company’s reportable segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services and are separately managed. Each segment is marketed to different customer types and requires different manufacturing processes and technologies.  Segment information is presented for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 as follows:

 

 

Explosive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metalworking

 

AMK

 

 

 

 

 

Group

 

Welding

 

Total

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2006:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

23,511

 

$

1,341

 

$

24,852

 

Depreciation

 

$

320

 

$

55

 

$

375

 

Segment income from operations of continuing operations

 

$

5,831

 

$

391

 

$

6,222

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

(83

)

Other expense

 

 

 

 

 

(23

)

Interest income, net

 

 

 

 

 

121

 

Consolidated income before income taxes and discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

$

6,237

 

 

 

 

Explosive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metalworking

 

AMK

 

 

 

 

 

Group

 

Welding

 

Total

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2005:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

19,188

 

$

1,050

 

$

20,238

 

Depreciation

 

$

361

 

$

54

 

$

415

 

Segment income from operations of continuing operations

 

$

4,141

 

$

258

 

$

4,399

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expense

 

 

 

 

 

(8

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

(63

)

Consolidated income before income taxes and discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

$

4,328

 

 

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Explosive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metalworking

 

AMK

 

 

 

 

 

Group

 

Welding

 

Total

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2006:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

74,336

 

$

3,445

 

$

77,781

 

Depreciation

 

$

854

 

$

166

 

$

1,020

 

Segment income from operations of continuing operations

 

$

20,204

 

$

621

 

$

20,825

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

(436

)

Other expense

 

 

 

 

 

(40

)

Interest income, net

 

 

 

 

 

347

 

Consolidated income before income taxes and discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

$

20,696

 

 

 

 

Explosive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metalworking

 

AMK

 

 

 

 

 

Group

 

Welding

 

Total

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2005:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

53,402

 

$

2,722

 

$

56,124

 

Depreciation

 

$

989

 

$

143

 

$

1,132

 

Segment income from operations of continuing operations

 

$

10,078

 

$

485

 

$

10,563

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

(211

)

Consolidated income before income taxes and discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

$

10,361

 

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, no sales to any one customer accounted for more than 10% of total net sales.  During the three months ended September 30, 2005, sales to one customer represented approximately $2,225 (11%) of total net sales and sales to another customer represented approximately $3,125 (15%) of total net sales.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2005, no sales to any one customer accounted for more than 10% of total net sales.

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7.                                      COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

The Company’s comprehensive income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 was as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

2006

 

2005

 

Net income for the period

 

$

3,690

 

$

3,152

 

$

14,188

 

$

6,916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

137

 

(2

)

659

 

(692

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

3,827

 

$

3,150

 

$

14,847

 

$

6,224

 

 

As of September 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005 other cumulative comprehensive income of $1,144 and $485, respectively, consists entirely of cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment.

8.      DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

On September 17, 2004, the Company completed the divestiture of its Spin Forge division under an agreement that involved subleasing the Spin Forge real estate and leasing the manufacturing equipment and tooling to a third party.  Under the master agreement relating to this divestiture transaction, the Company sold all inventory, books and records, intangible personal property, business information and technology, customer contracts, and licenses and permits relating to the Spin Forge business to this third party for a sales price of approximately $1,700.  The third party also assumed full responsibility for the Spin Forge business activities and operating expenses.  Despite the fact that the Company retained ownership of the equipment and continued to carry a capital lease asset of $2,880 on its books, the Company concluded that the Spin Forge divestiture transaction qualified for treatment as discontinued operations since the Company had completely exited the Spin Forge operating business and has no intent to ever again operate any of the leased assets.  To the extent that the third party purchaser of the Spin Forge business does not exercise its option to purchase all or a portion of the leased equipment and tooling when the lease term expires on January 1, 2007, the Company plans to immediately liquidate such equipment.

On January 10, 2006, the Company sold its purchase option on the Spin Forge real estate to the property owner for $2,300.  The completion of this transaction resulted in a pretax gain of $2,197, which was recorded as discontinued operations in the first quarter of 2006.  In connection with the sale of the purchase option, the underlying lease agreement was terminated.  Accordingly, the capital lease asset of $2,880 and the related lease obligation of the same amount were removed from the Company’s balance sheet in the first quarter of 2006.

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Assets of discontinued operations are comprised of the following:

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Leased manufacturing equipment

 

651

 

859

 

Capital lease asset - real estate

 

 

2,880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets of discontinued operations

 

$

651

 

$

3,739

 

 

The Company is receiving rent of $23 per month on the leased manufacturing equipment through the end of the initial lease term, which expires in December 2006.  As part of the September 17, 2004 divestiture of Spin Forge, the Company sold inventory totaling $1,697 and the sale of this inventory was reflected in other receivables.  As of September 30, 2006, the unpaid balance of this receivable, which is due no later than January 1, 2007, is $678 and is classified as short-term based on the payment schedule specified in the divestiture agreement.  As of December 31, 2005, this receivable totaled $681 and was classified as long-term.

Discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 is summarized as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30, 2006

 

September 30, 2006

 

Gain on sale of real estate purchase option

 

$

 

$

2,197

 

Related income tax expense

 

 

(840

)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

$

 

$

1,357

 

 

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

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our historical consolidated financial statements and notes, as well as the selected historical consolidated financial data that are included in the Company’s Annual Report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.

Unless stated otherwise, all dollar figures in this discussion are presented in thousands (000’s).

Executive Overview

Our business is organized into two segments:  Explosive Metalworking (to which we also refer as DMC Clad) and AMK Welding.  For the three months ended September 30, 2006, Explosive Metalworking accounted for 95% of our net sales and 94% of our income from operations of continuing operations before consideration of stock-based compensation expense, which is not allocated to our business segments.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, Explosive Metalworking accounted for 96% of our net sales and 97% of our income from operations of continuing operations before consideration of stock-based compensation expense.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, net sales increased 38.6% compared to the first nine months of 2005, reflecting year-to-year net sales increases of 39.2% and 26.6% for our Explosive Metalworking and AMK Welding segments, respectively.  Our operating income from continuing operations increased 93.0% to $20,389 in the first nine months of 2006 from $10,563 in the first nine months of 2005, reflecting a $10,126 improvement in Explosive Metalworking’s operating income and a $136 improvement in AMK Welding’s operating income.  Income from continuing operations increased 85.5%, to $12,831 for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 from $6,916 in the same period of 2005.  Our net income increased to $14,188 in the first nine months of 2006 from $6,916 in the first nine months of 2005.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, net income included $1,357 of income from discontinued operations, net of tax, relating to the sale of the Spin Forge real estate option as further discussed below.  The large increase in our net income for the first nine months of 2006 compared to the first nine months of 2005 is attributable to a strong demand from the end users of our products due to increased capital investment in the industries we serve.

Net sales

Explosive Metalworking’s net sales are generated principally from sales of clad metal plates and sales of transition joints, which are made from clad plates, to customers that fabricate industrial equipment for various industries, including upstream oil and gas, oil refinery, petrochemicals, hydrometallurgy, aluminum production, shipbuilding, power generation, industrial refrigeration and similar industries.  Demand for our clad metal products in the United States is driven by plant maintenance and retrofit projects at existing chemical processing, petrochemical processing and oil refining facilities, as well as new plants and large plant expansion projects.  In contrast to the U.S. market, demand for our clad products in Europe and Asia is more dependent on new construction projects, such as the building of new purified terephthalic acid (“PTA”) plants in different parts of the world, including China, and on sales of electrical transition joints that are used in the aluminum production industry.

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AMK Welding’s net sales are generated from welding, heat treatment and inspection services that are provided with respect to customer-supplied parts for customers primarily involved in the power generation industry and aircraft engine markets.

A significant portion of our net sales is derived from a relatively small number of customers; therefore, the failure to complete existing contracts on a timely basis, and to receive payment for such services in a timely manner, or to enter into future contracts at projected volumes and profitability levels, could adversely affect our ability to meet cash requirements exclusively through operating activities. We attempt to minimize the risk of losing customers or specific contracts by continually improving product quality and delivering product on time.

DMC Clad’s business is cyclical because it is linked to its customers’ end-market activity.  For example, the construction cycle for new manufacturing capacity in the chemical industry has historically been one characterized by significant amplitude.  It is driven both by global economic demand growth and capacity utilization.  As capacity starts to become tight for various chemicals and prices begin to rise, new manufacturing capacity is added in relatively large incremental amounts.  Excess capacity drives prices down and capacity utilization drops.

Gross profit and cost of products sold

Cost of products sold for Explosive Metalworking include the cost of metals and alloys used to manufacture clad metal plates, the cost of explosives, employee compensation and benefits, freight, outside processing costs, depreciation of manufacturing facilities and equipment, manufacturing supplies and other manufacturing overhead expenses.

AMK Welding’s cost of products sold consists principally of employee compensation and benefits, welding supplies (wire and gas), depreciation of manufacturing facilities and equipment, outside services and other manufacturing overhead expenses.

Discontinued operations

In September 2004, we completed the sale of our Spin Forge division.  On January 10, 2006, we sold our option rights to purchase the Spin Forge real estate to the property owner for $2,300.  We recorded a pre-tax gain of approximately $2,197 on this transaction, which was reported as discontinued operations, net of related taxes, in the first quarter of 2006.

Income taxes

Our effective income tax rate increased to 38.0% for the first nine months of 2006 from 33.2% for the first nine months of 2005.  Income tax provisions on the earnings of Nobelclad and Nitro Metall AB (“Nitro Metall”) have been provided based upon the respective French and Swedish statutory tax rates.  Our effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 is higher than the full year 2005 and 2004 effective income tax rates of 33.5% and 30.8%, respectively, as a result of the recognition in 2005 and 2004 of U.S. tax benefits relating to research and development tax credits, extraterritorial income exclusions and foreign tax credits.  Going forward, based upon existing tax regulations and current federal, state and foreign statutory tax rates, we expect our effective tax rate on our consolidated pre-tax income to range between 37% and 38%.

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Backlog

We use backlog as a primary means of measuring the immediate outlook for our business.  We define “backlog” at any given point in time to consist of all firm, unfulfilled purchase orders and commitments at that time.  Generally speaking, we expect to fill most backlog orders within the following 12 months.  From experience, most firm purchase orders and commitments are realized.  However, since orders may be rescheduled or canceled, and a significant portion of our net sales is derived from a small number of customers, backlog is not necessarily indicative of future sales levels.  Moreover, we cannot be sure of when during the future 12-month period we will be able to recognize revenue corresponding to our backlog nor can we be sure that revenues corresponding to our backlog will not fall into periods beyond the 12-month horizon.

Our backlog with respect to the Explosion Metalworking segment increased to approximately $68.5 million at September 30, 2006 from approximately $52.4 million at June 30, 2006 and $42.0 million at December 31, 2005. The record backlog as of September 30, 2006 includes our largest ever order in the amount of approximately $11.0 million that was booked in May and relates to an Eastern European refinery project and two orders aggregating $8.7 million that were booked in September for a nickel hydrometallurgy project in Madagascar.  We expect to ship the majority of the Eastern European refinery order during the fourth quarter of 2006 and the nickel hydrometallurgy orders are expected to ship during the first half of 2007.

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2006 Compared to Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2005

Net sales

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Net sales

 

$

24,852

 

$

20,238

 

$

4,614

 

22.8

%

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Net sales

 

$

77,781

 

$

56,124

 

$

21,657

 

38.6

%

 

Net sales for the third quarter of 2006 increased 22.8% to $24,852 from $20,238 in the third quarter of 2005. Explosive Metalworking sales increased 22.5% to $23,511 in the three months ended September 30, 2006 (95% of total sales) from $19,188 in the same period of 2005 (95% of total sales).  AMK Welding contributed $1,341 to third quarter 2006 sales (5% of total sales) which represented a 27.7% increase versus sales of $1,050 in the third quarter of 2005 (5% of total sales).

Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 increased 38.6% to $77,781 from $56,124 in the same period of 2005.  Sales for our Explosive Metalworking segment increased 39.2% to $74,336 in the first nine months of 2006 (96% of total sales) from $53,402 for the first nine months of 2005 (95% of total sales). AMK Welding’s year to date sales increased by 26.6% to $3,445 in 2006 (4% of total sales) from $2,722 in 2005 (5% of total sales).  The year-to-year increase in worldwide Explosive Metalworking sales is principally attributable to the improved economic condition of the industries that this business segment serves. As expected, our third quarter net sales were lower than those reported in this year’s first and second quarters. However, net sales are expected to strengthen in the fourth quarter and we expect net sales for the second half of 2006 to be comparable to those reported for the first half of the year.

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Gross profit

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Gross profit

 

$

8,310

 

$

6,268

 

$

2,042

 

32.6

%

Consolidated gross profit margin rate

 

33.4

%

31.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Gross profit

 

$

27,511

 

$

16,134

 

$

11,377

 

70.5

%

Consolidated gross profit margin rate

 

35.4

%

28.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit increased by 32.6% to $8,310 for the three months ended September 30, 2006 from $6,268 for the three months ended September 30, 2005. Our third quarter 2006 consolidated gross profit margin rate increased to 33.4% from 31.0% in the third quarter of 2005. The gross profit margin for Explosive Metalworking increased from 30.9% in the third quarter of 2005 to 33.1% in the third quarter of 2006 and the gross profit margin for AMK Welding increased to 40.8% in the third quarter of 2006 from 33.0% in the third quarter of 2005.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, gross profit increased to $27,511 from $16,134 for the same period of 2005, a 70.5% increase.  Our year to date consolidated gross profit margin rate increased to 35.4% from 28.7% for the first nine months of 2005.  The gross profit margin rate for Explosive Metalworking increased to 35.6% from 28.8%.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, the gross profit margin for AMK Welding increased to 31.1% from 26.7% for the same period in 2005.

The year to date gross margin improvement for Explosive Metalworking relates primarily to the sales increase discussed above and the resultant more favorable absorption of fixed manufacturing overhead expenses. This gross margin increase also reflects favorable changes in product mix and higher average prices in 2006 with respect to both our U.S. and European operations. The Explosive Metalworking gross profit margin typically fluctuates from one quarter to the next for various reasons, including a change in product mix. Our gross margins are likely to continue to fluctuate from quarter-to-quarter.  As expected, the lower net sales that we reported in the third quarter of 2006 resulted in third quarter gross margins that were lower than those we reported in the first two quarters of 2006.  However, based upon sales that we currently expect to report for the fourth quarter, we expect our fourth quarter gross margins to meet or exceed the gross margin levels that we reported for the first half of the year.

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General and administrative expenses

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

General & administrative expenses

 

$

1,267

 

$

1,020

 

$

247

 

24.2

%

Percentage of net sales

 

5.1

%

5.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

General & administrative expenses

 

$

3,948

 

$

2,726

 

$

1,222

 

44.8

%

Percentage of net sales

 

5.1

%

4.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses increased by $247, or 24.2%, to $1,267 in the third quarter of 2006 from $1,020 in the third quarter of 2005.  Expense increases reflect stock-based compensation expense of $59, an impact of $68 from annual salary adjustments, a $32 increase in director’s fees, and a $27 increase in NASDAQ fees relating to the transfer of our listing to the NASDAQ National Market from the NASDAQ Capital Market.  As a percentage of net sales, general and administrative expenses increased to 5.1% in the third quarter of 2006 from 5.0% in the third quarter of 2005.

General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 totaled $3,948 compared to $2,726 for the same period of 2005.  This represents an increase of 44.8%.  The $1,222 increase in 2006 general and administrative expenses for the nine-month period reflects stock-based compensation expense of $353, an impact of $255 from annual salary adjustments, a $196 increase in accrued incentive compensation expense, an aggregate increase of $116 in audit, tax advisory, consulting and investor relations expenses, and a $57 increase in NASDAQ fees relating to the transfer of our listing to the NASDAQ National Market from the NASDAQ Capital Market.  The 2006 increases in audit, tax advisory, consulting and investor relations expenses relate primarily to continued compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, tax planning initiatives and increased investor relations activities.  As a percentage of net sales, general and administrative expenses increased to 5.1% in the first nine months of 2006 from 4.9% in the first nine months of 2005.

Selling expenses

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Selling expenses

 

$

904

 

$

849

 

$

55

 

6.5

%

Percentage of net sales

 

3.6

%

4.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Selling expenses

 

$

3,174

 

$

2,845

 

$

329

 

11.6

%

Percentage of net sales

 

4.1

%

5.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

Selling expenses increased by 6.5% to $904 in the third quarter of 2006 from $849 in the third quarter of 2005.  The $55 increase in selling expenses reflects the impact of annual salary

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adjustments and higher travel expenses that were partially offset by a decrease in sales commissions.  As a percentage of net sales, selling expenses decreased to 3.6% in the third quarter of 2006 from 4.2% in the third quarter of 2005.

Selling expenses increased by 11.6% to $3,174 in the first nine months of 2006 from $2,845 in the same period of 2005.  The $329 increase in year to date selling expenses reflects $145 for a sales commission on a large export order from the U.S., the impact of annual salary adjustments and higher travel expenses.  As a percentage of net sales, selling expenses decreased to 4.1% in the first nine months of 2006 from 5.1% in the first nine months of 2005.

Income from operations of continuing operations

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Income from operations of continuing operations

 

$

6,139

 

$

4,399

 

$

1,740

 

39.6

%

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Income from operations of continuing operations

 

$

20,389

 

$

10,563

 

$

9,826

 

93.0

%

 

Income from operations increased by 39.6% to $6,139 in the third quarter of 2006 from $4,399 in the third quarter of 2005.  Explosive Metalworking reported income from operations of $5,831 in the third quarter of 2006 as compared to $4,141 in the third quarter of 2005.  This 40.8% increase is largely attributable to the 22.5% sales increase discussed above.  AMK Welding reported income from operations of $391 for the three months ended September 30, 2006, compared to $258 for the same period of 2005.

Income from operations increased by 93.0% to $20,389 in the first nine months of 2006 from $10,563 in the first nine months of 2005.  Explosive Metalworking reported income from operations of $20,204 in the first nine months of 2006 as compared to $10,078 in the first nine months of 2005.  This 100.5% increase is largely attributable to the 39.2% sales increase discussed above.  AMK Welding reported income from operations of $621 for the first nine months of 2006, compared to the $485 that it reported for the first nine months of 2005.

Income from operations of continuing operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 includes $83 and $436, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense. This expense is not allocated to our two business segments and thus is not included in the above third quarter and year to date 2006 operating income totals for Explosive Metalworking and AMK Welding. Stock-based compensation expense associated with currently outstanding stock-based compensation awards is expected to approximate $200 in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Interest income (expense), net

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Interest income (expense), net

 

$

121

 

$

(63

)

$

184

 

NM

 

 

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Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Interest income (expense), net

 

$

347

 

$

(211

)

$

558

 

NM

 

 

Net interest income (expense) improved by $184, to a net of $121 in interest income for the third quarter 2006 from a net of $63 in interest expense in the third quarter of 2005.  We recorded net interest income of $347 for the first nine months of 2006 compared to net interest expense of $211 for the first nine months of 2005, an improvement of $558.  This change in net interest income (expense) reflects a significant decrease in average outstanding borrowings year-to-year and the large cash balances we are currently carrying.

Income tax provision

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

 

Income tax provision

 

$

2,547

 

$

1,176

 

$

1,371

 

116.6

%

 

Effective tax rate

 

40.8

%

27.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

2006

 

2005

 

Change

 

Change

 

Income tax provision

 

$

7,865

 

$

3,445

 

$

4,420

 

128.3

%

Effective tax rate

 

38.0

%

33.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

We recorded an income tax provision of $2,547 in the third quarter of 2006 compared to $1,176 in the third quarter of 2005.  The effective tax rate increased to 40.8% in the third quarter of 2006 from 27.2% in the third quarter of 2005.  The income tax provisions for the three months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 include $2,370 and $601, respectively, related to U.S. taxes, with the remainder relating to foreign taxes associated with the operations of Nobelclad and its Swedish subsidiary, Nitro Metall.  The somewhat higher than expected third quarter 2006 effective tax rate of 40.8% relates to certain tax provision adjustments that were recorded in the third quarter in connection with the reconciliation of our tax accounts to the actual federal and state tax returns for 2005 that were completed and filed during the quarter and to minor adjustments to our estimated effective tax rate for the full year 2006.  The third quarter 2005 effective tax rate of 27.2% was well below the full year 2005 effective tax rate of 33.5% as a result of the completion of a number of tax projects during the quarter that impacted our tax provision for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005.  Our third quarter and year-to-date 2005 tax provision included combined U.S. federal and state benefits of approximately $254 relating to tax credits and other attributes identified in connection with these projects and claimed on 2004 and amended prior year Federal and state tax returns that were filed during the quarter.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, we recorded an income tax provision of $7,865 compared to $3,445 for the same period of 2005.  The effective tax rate increased to 38.0% for the first nine months of 2006 from 33.2% for the first nine months of 2005.  The income tax provisions for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 include $6,551 and $2,416, respectively, related to U.S. taxes, with the remainder relating to foreign taxes associated with the operations of Nobelclad and Nitro Metall.  We expect our full year 2006 effective tax rate on consolidated pre-tax income to be in the 37% to 38% range.

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Income from discontinued operations

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,