8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 12, 2018

 

 

SCHMITT INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Oregon   000-23996   93-1151989

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

2765 N.W. Nicolai Street

Portland, Oregon

  97210-1818
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (503) 227-7908

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 

 

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On October 12, 2018, Schmitt Industries, Inc. issued a press release entitled “Schmitt Industries Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Operating Results.” A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

The information contained in this Current Report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

99.1    Press release entitled “Schmitt Industries Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Operating Results.”

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release, including but not limited to remarks by David W. Case, are “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based upon current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business that are based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. 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, general economic conditions and global financial concerns, the volatility of the Company’s primary markets, the ability to develop new products to satisfy changes in consumer demands, the intensity of competition, increased pricing pressure from both competitors and customers, the effect on production time and overall costs of products if any of our primary suppliers are lost or if a primary supplier increases the prices of raw materials or components, the ability to ramp up manufacturing to satisfy increasing demand, maintenance of a significant investment in inventories in anticipation of future sales, existing cash levels which may not be sufficient to fund future growth, fluctuations in quarterly and annual operating results, risks associated with operating a global business including risks from international sales, reduction in demand or loss of significant customers, changes in foreign import tariffs and currency fluctuations including the United Kingdom’s likely exit from the European Union, ability to reduce operating costs if sales decline, attracting and retaining key management and qualified technical and sales personnel, impact resulting from the actions of activist shareholders, changes in effective tax rates, protection of intellectual property rights and the increased costs due to changes in securities laws and regulations.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to Schmitt’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date on which they were made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes to this document made by wire services or internet service providers.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

   

SCHMITT INDUSTRIES, INC.

October 12, 2018

    By:   /s/ Ann M Ferguson
     

Name: Ann M Ferguson

Title:   Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

Schmitt Industries Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Operating Results

 

October 12, 2018

   NASDAQ:     SMIT

Portland, Oregon — Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) today announced its operating results for the first quarter of Fiscal 2019. Results for the three months ended August 31, 2018 reflect the Company’s on-going initiatives to focus on increasing sales in both business segments, Balancer and Measurement, and decreasing operating expenses.

Highlights of the quarter ended August 31, 2018:

 

   

Balancer segment sales exceeded $2 million for the sixth consecutive quarter;

 

   

Xact product sales and monitoring revenues, as a component of the Measurement segment, totaled $824,999 for three months ended August 31, 2018 and;

 

   

Operating expenses decreased $91,201 in quarter over quarter comparison.

Summary data for the three months ended August 31, 2018 and 2017:

 

     Three Months Ended August 31,                
     2018      2017      Change ($)      Change (%)  

Total net sales

   $ 3,440,453      $ 3,083,648      $ 356,805        11.6

Balancer segment

     2,194,332        2,070,397        123,935        6.0

Measurement segment

     1,246,121        1,013,251        232,870        23.0

Gross margin

     38.9      45.4      

Operating expenses

   $ 1,453,600      $ 1,544,801        (91,201      -5.9

Net loss

   $ (211,819    $ (134,098      (77,721   

Net loss per fully diluted share

   $ (0.05    $ (0.04      

“While the net loss this quarter is disappointing, we see these results are largely driven by two significant events occurring during the quarter. These include foreign currency losses in the amount of $98,872, which were driven by currency shifts of the US Dollar against the Chinese RMB during the quarter, and $162,155 in additional legal and professional expenses incurred as compared to the same quarter a year ago,” commented David W. Case, President and CEO of Schmitt Industries. “It is worth noting that even with these additional legal and professional expenses incurred during our first quarter of Fiscal 2019, we were still able to reduce overall operating expenses by $91,201. We look forward to moving beyond the 2019 Annual Meeting and refocusing our attention on the Company’s strategic initiatives,” Case added.

About Schmitt Industries

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. 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 has two core product lines: the Acuity® product line, which consists of sales of laser and white light sensor distance measurement and dimensional sizing products; and the Xact® product line, which consists of sales of remote tank monitoring products that measure the fill levels of tanks holding propane, diesel and other tank-based liquids and revenues from the related monitoring services associated with the transmission of data from the tanks to a secure web site.

 

 

CORPORATE OFFICE: 2765 NW NICOLAI ST. • PORTLAND, OREGON 97210 • 503/227-7908 • FAX 503/223-1258


LOGO

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this release, including but not limited to remarks by David W. Case, are “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based upon current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business that are based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. 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, general economic conditions and global financial concerns, the volatility of the Company’s primary markets, the ability to develop new products to satisfy changes in consumer demands, the intensity of competition, increased pricing pressure from both competitors and customers, the effect on production time and overall costs of products if any of our primary suppliers are lost or if a primary supplier increases the prices of raw materials or components, the ability to ramp up manufacturing to satisfy increasing demand, maintenance of a significant investment in inventories in anticipation of future sales, existing cash levels which may not be sufficient to fund future growth, fluctuations in quarterly and annual operating results, risks associated with operating a global business including risks from international sales, reduction in demand or loss of significant customers, changes in foreign import tariffs and currency fluctuations including the United Kingdom’s likely exit from the European Union, ability to reduce operating costs if sales decline, attracting and retaining key management and qualified technical and sales personnel, impact resulting from the actions of activist shareholders, changes in effective tax rates, protection of intellectual property rights and the increased costs due to changes in securities laws and regulations.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to Schmitt’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date on which they were made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes to this document made by wire services or internet service providers.

 

For more information contact:

  

Ann M. Ferguson, CFO and Treasurer

(503) 227-7908 or visit our web site at www.schmitt-ind.com

 

 

CORPORATE OFFICE: 2765 NW NICOLAI ST. • PORTLAND, OREGON 97210 • 503/227-7908 • FAX 503/223-1258


SCHMITT INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

     August 31, 2018      May 31, 2018  
ASSETS  

Current assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,742,786      $ 2,053,181  

Restricted cash

     58,040        58,352  

Accounts receivable, net

     1,871,737        2,047,032  

Inventories

     6,134,627        5,710,888  

Prepaid expenses

     119,883        148,924  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     9,927,073        10,018,377  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

     754,989        770,915  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other assets

     

Intangible assets, net

     470,622        496,768  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 11,152,684      $ 11,286,060  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  

Current liabilities

     

Accounts payable

   $ 1,008,211      $ 1,024,256  

Accrued commissions

     219,005        194,797  

Accrued payroll liabilities

     167,050        188,568  

Other accrued liabilities

     364,868        358,790  

Income taxes payable

     4,472        3,993  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,763,606        1,770,404  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

     

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

     13,091,249        13,085,652  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (456,663      (536,307

Accumulated deficit

     (3,245,508      (3,033,689
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     9,389,078        9,515,656  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   $ 11,152,684      $ 11,286,060  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 


SCHMITT INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 31, 2018 AND 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

     Three Months Ended August 31,  
     2018      2017  

Net sales

   $ 3,440,453      $ 3,083,648  

Cost of sales

     2,100,655        1,684,129  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gross profit

     1,339,798        1,399,519  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

     

General, administration and sales

     1,405,363        1,468,344  

Research and development

     48,237        76,457  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     1,453,600        1,544,801  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating loss

     (113,802      (145,282

Other income (expense), net

     (91,651      17,543  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

     (205,453      (127,739

Provision for income taxes

     6,366        6,359  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (211,819    $ (134,098
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss per common share, basic

   $ (0.05    $ (0.04
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares, basic

     3,994,545        2,995,910  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss per common share, diluted

   $ (0.05    $ (0.04
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares, diluted

     3,994,545        2,995,910