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SWBI Smith & Wesson Brands

Filed: 4 Mar 21, 4:16pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

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

 

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

For the quarterly period ended January 31, 2021

Commission File No. 001-31552

 

 

 

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Nevada

 

87-0543688

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

2100 Roosevelt Avenue

Springfield, Massachusetts

 

01104

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

(800) 331-0852

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Title of each Class

Trading Symbol

Name of exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

SWBI

Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

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 every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

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

 

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 registrant had 53,249,177 shares of common stock, par value $0.001, outstanding as of March 2, 2021.

 

 


 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Smith & Wesson®, S&W®, M&P®, M&P Shield®, Performance Center®, Airlite®, Airweight®, Armornite®, Bodyguard®, Chiefs Special®, EZ®, Governor®, Lever Lock®, Magnum®, SW22 Victory®, T/C ®, America’s Master Gunmaker ®, Compass®, Contender®, Dimension®, Encore®, Flextech®, Mag Express®, Maxi-Hunter®, Maxima®, Number 13®, Power Rod®, QLA®, Quick Load Accurizer®, Speed Breech®, Speed Breach XT®, Swing Hammer®, T17®, T/CR22®, Triumph®, U-View®, Weather Shield®, Gemtech®, Arrow®, Aurora®, Aurora-II®, Blast Jacket®, Dagger®, G-Core®, GM®, Halo®, Integra®, Lunar®, Mist-22®, Quickmount®, Shield®, Silencer Subsonic®, The Professional’s Choice for Decades®, Trek®, Viper®, World Class Silencers®, Smith & Wesson Precision Components®, and Put A Legend On Your Line®, are some of the registered U.S. trademarks of our company or one of our subsidiaries.  460XVR™, C.O.R.E.™, E-Series™, M2.0™, S&W500™, SD™, SDVE™, Sport™, SW1911™, Thompson/Center Arms™, Cheap Shot™, Impact!™, Impact!SB™, Katahdin™, Maxi-Ball™, Natural Lube 1000 Plus™, Pro Hunter™, Pro Hunter FX™, Pro Hunter XT™, Quickshot™, Speed Shot™, Strike™, Super Glide™, Venture™, Alpine™, GMT-Halo™, One™, Patrolman™, and Tracker™, are some of the unregistered trademarks of our company or one of our subsidiaries.  This report also may contain trademarks and trade names of other companies.

 

 


 

Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

 

The statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained or incorporated herein by reference in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including statements regarding our future operating results, future financial position, business strategy, objectives, goals, plans, prospects, markets, and plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “targets,” “contemplates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “can,” “potential,” “continue,” “objective,” or the negative of those terms, or similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Specific forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q include statements regarding the impact, if any, of recently issued accounting standards on our consolidated financial statements; the features of our outstanding debt; lease payments for future periods; estimated amortization expense of intangible assets for future periods; the outcome of the lawsuits to which we are subject and their effect on us; our belief with respect to the various matters described in the Litigation section, that the allegations are unfounded and the claims asserted against us have no merit; our intention to aggressively defend these actions; our belief that any incident and any injuries were due to negligence or misuse of the firearm by the claimant or a third party; our belief that we have strong defenses; our belief that our accruals for product liability cases and claims are a reasonable quantitative measure of the cost to us of product liability cases and claims; our belief that we have provided adequate accruals for defense costs; our expectation that firearms inventory balances will remain relatively flat throughout our next fiscal quarter; our expectation on spending for capital expenditures in fiscal 2021; factors affecting our future capital requirements; availability of equity or debt financing on acceptable terms, if at all; our belief that our existing capital resources and credit facilities will be adequate to fund our operations, including our outstanding debt and other commitments, for the next 12 months; and our belief that our improved processes and procedures will assist in the remediation of our material weakness, though management is still evaluating the design of these new controls and procedures. All forward-looking statements included herein are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and speak only as of such date. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements. The forward-looking statements contained in or incorporated by reference into this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q reflect our views as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and changes in circumstances that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, results, performance, or achievements. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other, economic, social, political, legislative, and regulatory factors; the potential for increased regulation of firearms and firearm-related products; actions of social activists that could have an adverse effect on our business; the impact of lawsuits; the demand for our products; the state of the U.S. economy in general and the firearm industry in particular; general economic conditions and consumer spending patterns; our competitive environment; the supply, availability, and costs of raw materials and components; speculation surrounding fears of terrorism and crime; our anticipated growth and growth opportunities; our ability to increase demand for our products in various markets, including consumer, law enforcement, and military channels, domestically and internationally; our penetration rates in new and existing markets; our strategies; our ability to maintain and enhance brand recognition and reputation; our ability to introduce new products; the success of new products; our ability to expand our markets; our ability to integrate acquired businesses in a successful manner; the potential for cancellation of orders from our backlog; and other factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on June 19, 2020.

 

 

 

 


 

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

As of:

 

 

 

January 31, 2021

 

 

April 30, 2020

 

 

 

(In thousands, except par value and share data)

 

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

59,676

 

 

$

125,011

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for credit losses of $151 on

   January 31, 2021 and $1,038 on April 30, 2020

 

 

61,564

 

 

 

60,879

 

Inventories

 

 

84,446

 

 

 

103,741

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

8,574

 

 

 

7,556

 

Current assets of discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

94,673

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

9,277

 

 

 

1,595

 

Total current assets

 

 

223,537

 

 

 

393,455

 

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

 

145,398

 

 

 

147,739

 

Intangibles, net

 

 

4,436

 

 

 

4,375

 

Goodwill

 

 

19,024

 

 

 

19,024

 

Other assets of discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

148,485

 

Other assets

 

 

13,456

 

 

 

16,437

 

 

 

$

405,851

 

 

$

729,515

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

49,166

 

 

$

31,476

 

Accrued expenses and deferred revenue

 

 

37,805

 

 

 

57,678

 

Accrued payroll and incentives

 

 

14,488

 

 

 

12,448

 

Accrued income taxes

 

 

337

 

 

 

5,503

 

Accrued profit sharing

 

 

10,860

 

 

 

2,197

 

Accrued warranty

 

 

3,718

 

 

 

3,297

 

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

17,372

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

116,374

 

 

 

129,971

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

773

 

 

 

457

 

Notes and loans payable, net of current portion

 

 

 

 

 

159,171

 

Finance lease payable, net of current portion

 

 

39,060

 

 

 

39,873

 

Other non-current liabilities of discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

2,299

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

11,935

 

 

 

10,626

 

Total liabilities

 

 

168,142

 

 

 

342,397

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares

   issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 74,153,528 issued

   and 53,249,177 shares outstanding on January 31, 2021 and 73,526,790 shares

   issued and 55,359,928 shares outstanding on April 30, 2020

 

 

74

 

 

 

74

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

271,222

 

 

 

267,630

 

Retained earnings

 

 

238,715

 

 

 

341,716

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

73

 

 

 

73

 

Treasury stock, at cost (20,904,351 shares on January 31, 2021 and 18,166,862 on

   April 30, 2020)

 

 

(272,375

)

 

 

(222,375

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

237,709

 

 

 

387,118

 

 

 

$

405,851

 

 

$

729,515

 

 

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

4


SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME/(LOSS) AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended January 31,

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Net sales

 

$

257,634

 

 

$

127,416

 

 

$

736,247

 

 

$

336,575

 

Cost of sales

 

 

147,955

 

 

 

91,729

 

 

 

433,073

 

 

 

232,989

 

Gross profit

 

 

109,679

 

 

 

35,687

 

 

 

303,174

 

 

 

103,586

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

1,757

 

 

 

1,809

 

 

 

5,518

 

 

 

5,501

 

Selling, marketing, and distribution

 

 

10,487

 

 

 

10,465

 

 

 

32,095

 

 

 

30,839

 

General and administrative

 

 

17,054

 

 

 

14,603

 

 

 

62,061

 

 

 

47,915

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

29,298

 

 

 

26,877

 

 

 

99,674

 

 

 

84,255

 

Operating income from continuing operations

 

 

80,381

 

 

 

8,810

 

 

 

203,500

 

 

 

19,331

 

Other income/(expense), net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income/(expense), net

 

 

952

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

1,711

 

 

 

80

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(550

)

 

 

(2,885

)

 

 

(3,356

)

 

 

(8,572

)

Total other income/(expense), net

 

 

402

 

 

 

(2,895

)

 

 

(1,645

)

 

 

(8,492

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

80,783

 

 

 

5,915

 

 

 

201,855

 

 

 

10,839

 

Income tax expense

 

 

18,520

 

 

 

1,688

 

 

 

47,176

 

 

 

4,084

 

Income from continuing operations

 

 

62,263

 

 

 

4,227

 

 

 

154,679

 

 

 

6,755

 

Discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

127

 

 

 

1,504

 

 

 

8,334

 

 

 

(1,839

)

Net income

 

 

62,390

 

 

 

5,731

 

 

 

163,013

 

 

 

4,916

 

Comprehensive income/(loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

(66

)

 

 

 

 

(547

)

Comprehensive income:

 

$

62,390

 

 

$

5,665

 

 

$

163,013

 

 

$

4,369

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic - continuing operations

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

2.79

 

 

$

0.12

 

Basic - net income

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

2.94

 

 

$

0.09

 

Diluted - continuing operations

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

2.75

 

 

$

0.12

 

Diluted - net income

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

2.90

 

 

$

0.09

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

55,137

 

 

 

55,064

 

 

 

55,515

 

 

 

54,919

 

Diluted

 

 

55,702

 

 

 

55,744

 

 

 

56,258

 

 

 

55,641

 

 

 

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

5


SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Stock

 

 

Paid-In

 

 

Retained

 

 

Comprehensive

 

 

Treasury Stock

 

 

Stockholders’

 

(In thousands)

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Earnings

 

 

(Loss)/Income

 

 

Shares

��

 

Amount

 

 

Equity

 

Balance at October 31, 2019

 

 

73,226

 

 

$

73

 

 

$

266,582

 

 

$

402,131

 

 

$

139

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

$

(222,375

)

 

$

446,550

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,672

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,672

)

Change in unrealized loss on interest rate swap,

   net of tax effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(66

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(66

)

Issuance of common stock under restricted stock

   unit awards, net of shares surrendered

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

(44

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(44

)

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,731

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,731

 

Balance at January 31, 2020

 

 

73,235

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

264,866

 

 

 

407,862

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

 

(222,375

)

 

 

450,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at April 30, 2019

 

 

72,864

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

263,180

 

 

 

402,946

 

 

 

620

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

 

(222,375

)

 

 

444,444

 

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,344

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,344

 

Shares issued under employee stock purchase plan

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

 

 

862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

862

 

Change in unrealized loss on interest rate swap,

   net of tax effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(547

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(547

)

Issuance of common stock under restricted stock

   unit awards, net of shares surrendered

 

 

183

 

 

 

 

 

 

(594

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(594

)

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,916

 

Balance at January 31, 2020

 

 

73,235

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

264,866

 

 

 

407,862

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

 

(222,375

)

 

 

450,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at October 31, 2020

 

 

74,123

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

269,911

 

 

 

179,195

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

 

(222,375

)

 

 

226,878

 

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,317

 

Issuance of common stock under restricted stock

   unit awards, net of shares surrendered

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

(28

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(28

)

Repurchase of treasury stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,737

 

 

 

(50,000

)

 

 

(50,000

)

Dividends issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,799

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,799

)

Spin off of outdoor products and accessories

   business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(69

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(69

)

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62,390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62,390

 

Balance at January 31, 2021

 

 

74,153

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

271,222

 

 

 

238,715

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

20,904

 

 

 

(272,375

)

 

 

237,709

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at April 30, 2020

 

 

73,527

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

267,630

 

 

 

341,716

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

 

(222,375

)

 

 

387,118

 

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

 

 

201

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,540

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,540

 

Stock-based compensation - continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,392

 

Stock-based compensation - discontinued

   operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

Shares issued under employee stock purchase plan

 

 

136

 

 

 

 

 

 

677

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

677

 

Issuance of common stock under restricted stock

   unit awards, net of shares surrendered

 

 

289

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,201

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,201

)

Repurchase of treasury stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,737

 

 

 

(50,000

)

 

 

(50,000

)

Dividends issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,594

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,594

)

Spin off of outdoor products and accessories

   business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(260,420

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(260,420

)

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163,013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163,013

 

Balance at January 31, 2021

 

 

74,153

 

 

$

74

 

 

$

271,222

 

 

$

238,715

 

 

$

73

 

 

 

20,904

 

 

$

(272,375

)

 

$

237,709

 

 

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

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

154,679

 

 

$

6,755

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,133

 

 

 

24,320

 

Loss on sale/disposition of assets

 

 

148

 

 

 

310

 

Provision for losses on notes and accounts receivable

 

 

(693

)

 

 

(98

)

Deferred income taxes

 

 

316

 

 

 

(18

)

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

3,392

 

 

 

941

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

8

 

 

 

(8,503

)

Inventories

 

 

19,295

 

 

 

(31,687

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(1,018

)

 

 

(3,797

)

Income taxes

 

 

(12,831

)

 

 

(2,196

)

Accounts payable

 

 

17,299

 

 

 

(2,398

)

Accrued payroll and incentives

 

 

2,040

 

 

 

(6,754

)

Accrued profit sharing

 

 

8,663

 

 

 

(1,006

)

Accrued expenses and deferred revenue

 

 

(19,950

)

 

 

(1,584

)

Accrued warranty

 

 

421

 

 

 

(526

)

Other assets

 

 

1,226

 

 

 

1,281

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

1,309

 

 

 

(1,777

)

Cash provided by/(used in) operating activities - continuing operations

 

 

198,437

 

 

 

(26,637

)

Cash used in/(provided by) operating activities - discontinued operations

 

 

(2,129

)

 

 

1,804

 

Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities

 

 

196,308

 

 

 

(24,833

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refunds on machinery and equipment

 

 

310

 

 

 

 

Payments to acquire patents and software

 

 

(502

)

 

 

(303

)

Payments to acquire property and equipment

 

 

(18,378

)

 

 

(10,504

)

Cash used by investing activities - continuing operations

 

 

(18,570

)

 

 

(10,807

)

Cash used by investing activities - discontinued operations

 

 

(1,143

)

 

 

(1,495

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(19,713

)

 

 

(12,302

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from loans and notes payable

 

 

25,000

 

 

 

228,225

 

Cash paid for debt issuance costs

 

 

(450

)

 

 

(875

)

Payments on finance lease obligation

 

 

(736

)

 

 

(663

)

Payments on notes and loans payable

 

 

(185,000

)

 

 

(184,600

)

Distribution to discontinued operations

 

 

(25,000

)

 

 

 

Payments to acquire treasury stock

 

 

(50,000

)

 

 

 

Dividend distribution

 

 

(5,594

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of options to acquire common stock, including employee stock

   purchase plan

 

 

2,217

 

 

 

936

 

Payment of employee withholding tax related to restricted stock units

��

 

(2,201

)

 

 

(594

)

Cash (used in)/provided by financing activities - continuing operations

 

 

(241,764

)

 

 

42,429

 

Cash used in financing activities - discontinued operations

 

 

(166

)

 

 

 

Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities

 

 

(241,930

)

 

 

42,429

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(65,335

)

 

 

5,294

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

125,011

 

 

 

40,853

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

59,676

 

 

$

46,147

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

2,745

 

 

$

8,422

 

Income taxes

 

$

63,525

 

 

$

5,755

 

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Purchases of property and equipment included in accounts payable

 

$

817

��

 

$

436

 

Machinery and equipment on deposit placed into service

 

 

1,855

 

 

 

Adoption of ASU 2016-02:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in other assets for operating lease obligations

 

 

 

 

11,821

 

Change in property and equipment

 

 

 

 

3,276

 

Changes in finance lease liabilities

 

 

 

 

(4,245

)

Changes in lease liabilities for operating lease obligations

 

 

 

 

12,790

 

 

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

 

 

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

(1) Organization:

We are a leading manufacturer, designer, and provider of firearms and firearm-related products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast. We are one of the largest manufacturers of handguns, modern sporting rifles, and handcuffs in the United States and an active participant in the hunting rifle and suppressor markets. We manufacture a wide array of handguns (including revolvers and pistols), long guns (including modern sporting rifles, bolt action rifles, and muzzleloaders), handcuffs, suppressors, and other firearm-related products for sale to a wide variety of customers, including gun enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, sportsmen, competitive shooters, individuals desiring home and personal protection, law enforcement and security agencies and officers, and military agencies in the United States and throughout the world. We sell our products under the Smith & Wesson, M&P, Performance Center, Thompson/Center Arms, and Gemtech brands. We manufacture our products at our facilities in Springfield, Massachusetts; Houlton, Maine; and Deep River, Connecticut. We also sell our manufacturing services to other businesses to level-load our factories. We sell those services under our Smith & Wesson and Smith & Wesson Precision Components brands.

 

On November 13, 2019, we announced that we were proceeding with a plan to spin-off our outdoor products and accessories business and create an independent publicly traded company to conduct that business, or the Separation. On August 24, 2020, or the Distribution Date, we completed the previously announced Separation. See also Note 3 — Discontinued Operations, for more information.

(2) Basis of Presentation:

Interim Financial Information – The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 31, 2021, the condensed consolidated statements of income/(loss) and comprehensive income/(loss) for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, the condensed consolidated statements of changes in stockholders’ equity for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 have been prepared by us without audit. In our opinion, all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments necessary to fairly present the financial position, results of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows at January 31, 2021 and for the periods presented, have been included. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The consolidated balance sheet as of April 30, 2020 has been derived from our audited consolidated financial statements.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP, have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2021 may not be indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2021, or any other period.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards – In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, or ASU 2016-13. ASU 2016-13 changes the impairment model for most financial assets that are measured at amortized cost and certain other instruments, including trade receivables, from an incurred loss model to an expected loss model and adds certain new required disclosures. Under the expected loss model, entities will recognize credit losses to be incurred over the entire contractual term of the instrument rather than delaying recognition of credit losses until it is probable the loss has been incurred. The requirements of ASU 2016-13 are effective for financial statements for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, and early adoption is permitted. We adopted ASU 2016-13 on May 1, 2020, and the adoption of ASU 2016-13 did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

(3) Discontinued Operations:

 

On November 13, 2019, we announced the Separation. On the Distribution Date, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, the Separation of our wholly owned subsidiary, American Outdoor Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation, or AOUT, from our company was completed. The Separation was achieved through the transfer of all the assets and legal entities, subject to any related liabilities, associated with our outdoor products and accessories business to AOUT, or the Transfer, and the distribution of 100% of the AOUT outstanding capital stock to holders of our common stock, or the Distribution, as of the close of business on August 10, 2020, or the Record Date. In connection with the Distribution, our stockholders received one share of AOUT common stock for every four shares of our common stock held as of the close of business on the Record Date. Following the Distribution, AOUT became an independent, publicly traded company, and we retain 0 ownership interest in AOUT. For the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we recorded $8.4 million in general and administrative expenses related to the Separation and there was 0 gain/(loss) recognized for the Separation. In connection with the Separation, we distributed $25.0 million in cash to AOUT.  

 

Our common stock continues to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol “SWBI,” and AOUT is now trading shares of common stock listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “AOUT.” The outdoor products and accessories business historical financial data is recorded as discontinued operations. Please refer to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 26, 2020 for more information regarding the Separation. As a result of the Separation, we divested net assets of $260.4 million, which includes the $25.0 million cash distribution to AOUT.

 

The results of AOUT were previously reported in our Outdoor Products & Accessories segment. The historical financial data of the outdoor products and accessories business through August 23, 2020 is recorded as discontinued operations in income/(loss) from discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated financial statements. For the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, income from discontinued operations, net of tax was $127,000 and $1.5 million, respectively. For the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax was $8.3 million and ($1.8) million, respectively.

 

In connection with the Separation, we entered into several agreements with AOUT that govern the relationship of the parties following the Separation, including the Separation and Distribution Agreement, the Tax Matters Agreement, the Transition Services Agreement, and the Employee Matters Agreement. Under the terms of the Transition Services Agreement, both companies agreed to provide each other certain transitional services, including information technology, information management, human resources, employee benefits administration, facilities, and other limited finance and accounting related services, for periods up to 24 months. Payments and operating expense reimbursements for transition services are recorded accordingly in our condensed consolidated financial statements based on the service provided.

 

The following table summarizes the major line items for the outdoor products and accessories business that are included in income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax, in the condensed consolidation statements of income/(loss) and comprehensive income/(loss):

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended January 31,

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Net revenues

 

$

 

 

$

39,279

 

$

61,249

 

 

$

108,178

 

Cost of sales

 

 

                   —

 

 

 

19,763

 

 

27,147

 

 

 

58,402

 

Operating expenses

 

 

                   —

 

 

 

17,420

 

 

23,458

 

 

 

52,175

 

Interest (expense)/income, net

 

 

(6

)

 

 

                   —

 

 

(6

)

 

 

21

 

Other income/(expense), net

 

 

                   —

 

 

 

(7

)

 

118

 

 

 

(7

)

(Loss)/income from discontinued operations before

   income taxes

 

$

(6

)

 

$

2,089

 

$

10,756

 

 

$

(2,385

)

Income tax (benefit)/expense

 

 

(133

)

 

 

585

 

 

2,422

 

 

 

(546

)

Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

$

127

 

 

$

1,504

 

$

8,334

 

 

$

(1,839

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

The following table summarizes the carrying amounts of major classes of assets and liabilities of discontinued operations for each of the periods presented:

 

 

 

As of:

 

 

 

January 31, 2021

 

 

April 30, 2020

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

 

 

$

387

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

 

 

32,554

 

Inventories

 

 

 

 

60,450

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

 

 

1,282

 

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

 

 

 

9,678

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

 

 

69,379

 

Goodwill

 

 

 

 

64,581

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

 

 

2,950

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

1,897

 

Total assets of discontinued operations

 

$

 

 

$

243,158

 

Current liabilities

 

$

 

 

$

17,372

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

2,299

 

Total liabilities of discontinued operations

 

$

 

 

$

19,671

 

 

(4) Leases:

We lease certain of our real estate, machinery, equipment, and vehicles under non-cancelable operating lease agreements.

We recognize expenses under our operating lease assets and liabilities at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. Our leases do not provide an implicit interest rate. We use our incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the lease commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. Our lease agreements do not require material variable lease payments, residual value guarantees, or restrictive covenants. For operating leases, we recognize expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. We record tenant improvement allowances as an offsetting adjustment included in our calculation of the respective right-of-use asset.

Many of our leases include renewal options that enable us to extend the lease term. The execution of those renewal options is at our sole discretion and are reflected in the lease term when they are reasonably certain to be exercised. The depreciable life of assets and leasehold improvements are limited by the expected lease term.

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The amounts of assets and liabilities related to our operating and financing leases as of January 31, 2021 were as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

Balance Sheet Caption

 

January 31, 2021

 

Operating Leases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right-of-use assets

 

 

 

$

7,273

 

Accumulated amortization

 

 

 

 

(2,183

)

Right-of-use assets, net

 

Other assets

 

$

5,090

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

Accrued expenses and deferred revenue

 

$

1,319

 

Non-current liabilities

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

3,951

 

Total operating lease liabilities

 

 

 

$

5,270

 

Finance Leases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right-of-use assets

 

 

 

$

40,986

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

(3,706

)

Right-of-use assets, net

 

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

$

37,280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

Accrued expenses and deferred revenue

 

 

1,073

 

Non-current liabilities

 

Finance lease payable, net of current portion

 

 

39,060

 

Total finance lease liabilities

 

 

 

$

40,133

 

 

For the three months ended January 31, 2021, we recorded $420,000 of operating lease costs, of which $38,000 related to short-term leases that were not recorded as right-of-use assets. We recorded $525,000 of financing lease amortization and $504,000 of financing lease interest expense for the three months ended January 31, 2021. For the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we recorded $1.3 million of operating lease costs, of which $168,000 related to short-term leases that were not recorded as right-of-use assets. We recorded $1.6 million of financing lease amortization and $1.5 million of financing lease interest expense for the nine months ended January 31, 2021. As of January 31, 2021, our weighted average lease term and weighted average discount rate for our operating leases was 4.3 years and 4.5%, respectively. As of January 31, 2021, our weighted average lease term and weighted average discount rate for our financing leases were 17.7 years and 5.0%, respectively, and consisted primarily of our national logistics facility located in Columbia, Missouri. The depreciable lives of right-of-use assets are limited by the lease term and are amortized on a straight-line basis over the life of the lease.

 

With the completion of the Separation, we entered into a sublease whereby AOUT subleases from us 59.0% of our national logistics facility under the same terms as the master lease. For the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we have recorded $1.1 million of income related to this sublease agreement, which is recorded in other income/(expense) in our condensed consolidated statements of income/(loss) and comprehensive income/(loss).

 

Future lease payments for all our operating and finance leases for succeeding fiscal years is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

Financing

 

 

Total

 

2021

 

 

 

$

413

 

 

$

761

 

 

$

1,174

 

2022

 

 

 

 

1,546

 

 

 

3,056

 

 

 

4,602

 

2023

 

 

 

 

1,554

 

 

 

3,071

 

 

 

4,625

 

2024

 

 

 

 

1,545

 

 

 

3,125

 

 

 

4,670

 

2025

 

 

 

 

326

 

 

 

3,180

 

 

 

3,506

 

Thereafter

 

 

 

 

712

 

 

 

48,783

 

 

 

49,495

 

Total future lease payments

 

 

 

 

6,096

 

 

 

61,976

 

 

 

68,072

 

Less amounts representing interest

 

 

 

 

(826

)

 

 

(21,843

)

 

 

(22,669

)

Present value of lease payments

 

 

 

 

5,270

 

 

 

40,133

 

 

 

45,403

 

Less current maturities of lease liabilities

 

 

 

 

(1,319

)

 

 

(1,073

)

 

 

(2,392

)

Long-term maturities of lease liabilities

 

 

 

$

3,951

 

 

$

39,060

 

 

$

43,011

 

 

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SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

For the three and nine months ended January 31, 2021, the cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of the liabilities and the operating cash flows was $1.1 million and $3.6 million, respectively.

(5) Intangible Assets:

The following table presents a summary of intangible assets as of January 31, 2021 and April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

 

 

January 31, 2021

 

 

April 30, 2020

 

 

 

Gross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Net Carrying

 

 

Carrying

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Net Carrying

 

 

 

Amount

 

 

Amortization

 

 

Amount

 

 

Amount

 

 

Amortization

 

 

Amount

 

Customer relationships

 

$

2,580

 

 

$

(2,041

)

 

$

539

 

 

$

2,580

 

 

$

(1,932

)

 

$

648

 

Developed technology

 

 

200

 

 

 

(194

)

 

 

6

 

 

 

200

 

 

 

(176

)

 

 

24

 

Patents, trademarks, and trade names

 

 

8,242

 

 

 

(5,367

)

 

 

2,875

 

 

 

8,140

 

 

 

(5,091

)

 

 

3,049

 

 

 

 

11,022

 

 

 

(7,602

)

 

 

3,420

 

 

 

10,920

 

 

 

(7,199

)

 

 

3,721

 

Patents in progress

 

 

1,016

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,016

 

 

 

654

 

 

 

 

 

 

654

 

Total definite-lived intangible assets

 

$

12,038

 

 

$

(7,602

)

 

$

4,436

 

 

$

11,574

 

 

$

(7,199

)

 

$

4,375

 

 

We amortize intangible assets with determinable lives over a weighted-average period of approximately five years. The weighted-average periods of amortization by intangible asset class is approximately five years for customer relationships; six years for developed technology; and five years for patents, trademarks, and trade names. Amortization expense, excluding amortization of deferred financing costs, amounted to $135,000 and $86,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Amortization expense, excluding amortization of deferred financing costs, amounted to $403,000 and $413,000 for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Estimated amortization expense of intangible assets for the remainder of fiscal 2021 and succeeding fiscal years is as follows (in thousands):

 

Fiscal

 

Amount

 

2021

 

$

134

 

2022

 

 

495

 

2023

 

 

454

 

2024

 

 

445

 

2025

 

 

434

 

Thereafter

 

 

1,458

 

Total

 

$

3,420

 

 

(6) Notes, Loans Payable, and Financing Arrangements:

 

Credit Facilities — On August 24, 2020, we and certain of our direct and indirect Domestic Subsidiaries entered into an amended and restated credit agreement, or the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, with certain lenders; including TD Bank, N.A., as administrative agent; TD Securities (USA) LLC and Regions Bank, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners; and Regions Bank, as syndication agent. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement amended and restated that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of June 15, 2015, by and among us, certain of our direct and indirect Domestic Subsidiaries, the lenders party thereto, and TD Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and swingline lender, as previously amended.  The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is currently unsecured; however, should any Springing Lien Trigger Event (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) occur, we and certain of our direct and indirect Domestic Subsidiaries would be required to enter into certain documents that create in favor of TD Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders party to such documents a legal, valid, and enforceable ‎first priority Lien on the Collateral described therein.  

The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provides for a revolving line of credit of $100.0 million at any one time, or the Revolving Line. The Revolving Line bears interest at either the Base Rate or LIBOR rate, plus an applicable margin based on our consolidated leverage ratio. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also provides a swingline facility in the maximum amount of $5.0 million at any one time (subject to availability under the Revolving Line). Each Swingline Loan (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) bears interest at the Base Rate, plus an applicable margin based on our consolidated leverage ratio.

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Subject to the satisfaction of certain terms and conditions described in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, we have an option to increase the Revolving Line by an aggregate amount not exceeding $50.0 million. The Revolving Line matures on the earlier of August 24, 2025, or the date that is six months in advance of the earliest maturity of any Permitted Notes under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

As of January 31, 2021, we did 0t have any borrowings outstanding on the Revolving Line. Had there been borrowings, they would have borne an interest rate of 1.63%, which is equal to the LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin.

The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains customary limitations, including limitations on indebtedness, liens, fundamental changes to business or organizational structure, investments, loans, advances, guarantees, and acquisitions, asset sales, dividends, stock repurchases, stock redemptions, and the redemption or prepayment of other debt, and transactions with affiliates. We are also subject to financial covenants, including a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and a maximum consolidated leverage ratio.

Letters of Credit – At January 31, 2021, we had outstanding letters of credit aggregating $2.7 million, which included a $1.5 million letter of credit to collateralize our captive insurance company.

(7) Fair Value Measurement:

We follow the provisions of ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic, or ASC 820-10, for our financial assets and liabilities. ASC 820-10 provides a framework for measuring fair value under GAAP and requires expanded disclosures regarding fair value measurements. ASC 820-10 defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. ASC 820-10 also establishes a fair value hierarchy, which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs, where available, and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.

Financial assets and liabilities recorded on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets are categorized based on the inputs to the valuation techniques as follows:

Level 1 — Financial assets and liabilities whose values are based on unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in an active market that we have the ability to access at the measurement date (examples include active exchange-traded equity securities, listed derivatives, and most U.S. Government and agency securities).

Our cash and cash equivalents, which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis, totaled $59.7 million and $125.0 million as of January 31, 2021 and April 30, 2020, respectively. We utilized Level 1 of the value hierarchy to determine the fair values of these assets.

Level 2 — Financial assets and liabilities whose values are based on quoted prices in markets in which trading occurs infrequently or whose values are based on quoted prices of instruments with similar attributes in active markets. Level 2 inputs include the following:

 

quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in non-active markets (such as corporate and municipal bonds which trade infrequently);

 

inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for substantially the full term of the asset or liability (such as interest rate and currency swaps); and

 

inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the asset or liability (such as certain securities and derivatives).

Level 3 — Financial assets and liabilities whose values are based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement. These inputs reflect our assumptions about the assumptions a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability.

We currently do 0t have any Level 2 or Level 3 financial assets or liabilities as of January 31, 2021.

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For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

(8) Inventories:

The following table sets forth a summary of inventories, net of reserves, stated at lower of cost or net realizable value, as of January 31, 2021 and April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

 

 

January 31, 2021

 

 

April 30, 2020

 

Finished goods

 

$

23,732

 

 

$

60,400

 

Finished parts

 

 

44,930

 

 

 

29,619

 

Work in process

 

 

8,021

 

 

 

6,787

 

Raw material

 

 

7,763

 

 

 

6,935

 

Total inventories

 

$

84,446

 

 

$

103,741

 

 

(9) Accrued Expenses and Deferred Revenue:

The following table sets forth other accrued expenses as of January 31, 2021 and April 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

 

 

January 31, 2021

 

 

April 30, 2020

 

Accrued taxes other than income (a)

 

$

10,758

 

 

$

21,256

 

Deferred revenue (b)

 

 

5,048

 

 

 

14,744

 

Accrued employee benefits

 

 

4,753

 

 

 

4,407

 

Accrued distributor incentives

 

 

4,532

 

 

 

2,253

 

Accrued rebates and promotions

 

 

4,125

 

 

 

3,335

 

Accrued other

 

 

3,678

 

 

 

5,456

 

Accrued professional fees

 

 

2,519

 

 

 

3,675

 

Current portion of operating lease obligation

 

 

1,319

 

 

 

1,506

 

Current portion of finance lease obligation

 

 

1,073

 

 

 

1,046

 

Total accrued expenses and deferred revenue

 

$

37,805

 

 

$

57,678

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Decrease in accrued taxes other than income is due to the deferral of federal excise tax payments allowed by the Tax and Trade Bureau as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as of April 30, 2020.

 

(b)

Decrease in deferred revenue due to the fulfillment of performance obligations related to promotional activity.

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For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

(10) Stockholders’ Equity:

Treasury Stock

          On December 15, 2020, our board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50.0 million of our common stock, subject to certain conditions, in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions until December 14, 2021. As of January 31, 2021, we completed this stock repurchase program by repurchasing 2,737,489 shares of our common stock for $50.0 million utilizing cash on hand.

          On March 2, 2021, our Board of Directors approved a program to repurchase up to $100.0 million of our outstanding shares of common stock through March 1, 2022. The amount and timing of any repurchases will depend on a number of factors, including price, trading volume, general market conditions, legal requirements, and other factors. The repurchases may be made on the open market, in block trades, or in privately negotiated transactions. Any shares of common stock repurchased under the program will be considered issued but not outstanding shares of our common stock.

 

Earnings/(loss) per Share

The following table provides a reconciliation of the net income amounts and weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares used to determine basic and diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

January 31,

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended

January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net income/(loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

62,263

 

 

$

4,227

 

 

$

154,679

 

 

$

6,755

 

Income/(loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

127

 

 

 

1,504

 

 

 

8,334

 

 

 

(1,839

)

Net income

 

$

62,390

 

 

$

5,731

 

 

$

163,013

 

 

$

4,916

 

Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic

 

 

55,137

 

 

 

55,064

 

 

 

55,515

 

 

 

54,919

 

Effect of dilutive stock awards

 

 

565

 

 

 

680

 

 

 

743

 

 

722

 

Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted

 

 

55,702

 

 

 

55,744

 

 

 

56,258

 

 

 

55,641

 

Earnings/(loss) per share — Basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

2.79

 

 

$

0.12

 

Income/(loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

0.15

 

 

$

(0.03

)

Net income

 

$

1.13

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

2.94

 

 

$

0.09

 

Earnings/(loss) per share — Diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

2.75

 

 

$

0.12

 

Income/(loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

0.15

 

 

$

(0.03

)

Net income

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

2.90

 

 

$

0.09

 

 

 

For the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, the amount of shares excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share was 14,994 and 20,664, respectively, because the effect would be antidilutive. For the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, the amount of shares we excluded from the computation of diluted earnings was 16,724 and 24,843, respectively, because the effect would be antidilutive.

Incentive Stock and Employee Stock Purchase Plans

We have 2 incentive stock plans: the 2004 Incentive Stock Plan and the 2013 Incentive Stock Plan. New grants under the 2004 Incentive Stock Plan have not been made since the approval of the 2013 Incentive Stock Plan at our 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. All new grants covering all participants are issued under the 2013 Incentive Stock Plan. Except in specific circumstances, grants vest over a period of four years, and stock options are exercisable for a period of 10 years from the date of grant. The 2013 Incentive Stock Plan also permits the grant of awards to non-employees, which our board of directors has authorized in the past.

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For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The number of shares and weighted average exercise prices of stock options for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Exercise Price

 

 

Shares

 

 

Exercise Price

 

Options outstanding, beginning of year

 

 

200,667

 

 

$

7.67

 

 

 

267,761

 

 

$

6.76

 

Exercised during the period

 

 

(200,667

)

 

 

7.67

 

 

 

(15,000

)

 

 

5.79

 

Canceled/forfeited during period

 

 

 

 

 

 

(160,667

)

 

 

8.89

 

Options outstanding, end of period

 

 

 

 

 

 

92,094

 

 

$

3.22

 

Weighted average remaining contractual life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.45 years

 

 

 

 

 

Options exercisable, end of period

 

 

 

 

 

 

92,094

 

 

$

3.22

 

Weighted average remaining contractual life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.45 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were 0 outstanding stock options as of January 31, 2021. The aggregate intrinsic value of outstanding and exercisable stock options as of January 31, 2020 was $571,000. The aggregate intrinsic value of stock options exercised in the three and nine months ended January 31, 2021 was $151,000 and $2.9 million, respectively. The aggregate intrinsic value of stock options exercised in the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020 was $100,000. At January 31, 2021 and 2020, there was 0 unrecognized compensation expense related to outstanding stock options.   

We have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, or the ESPP, in which each participant is granted an option to purchase our common stock on each subsequent exercise date during the offering period (as such terms are defined in the ESPP) in accordance with the terms of the ESPP.

The total stock-based compensation expense, including stock options, purchases under our ESPP, restricted stock units, or RSUs, and performance-based RSUs, or PSUs, was $3.4 million and $941,000 for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense is included in cost of sales, sales and marketing, research and development, and general and administrative expenses.

We grant service-based RSUs to employees and members of our Board of Directors. The awards are made at no cost to the recipient. An RSU represents the right to receive one share of our common stock and does not carry voting or dividend rights. Except in specific circumstances, RSU grants to employees vest over a period of four years with one-fourth of the units vesting on each anniversary of the grant date. We amortize the aggregate fair value of our RSU grants to compensation expense over the vesting period.

We grant PSUs to our executive officers and certain management employees who are not executive officers. The PSUs vest, and the fair value of such PSUs will be recognized, over the corresponding three-year performance period.

During the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we granted an aggregate of 234,007 service-based RSUs, including 139,976 RSUs to non-executive officer employees, and 25,570 RSUs to our directors. During the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we granted 36,308 PSUs to certain of our executive officers. Compensation expense related to grants of RSUs and PSUs was $2.6 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2021. During the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we cancelled 92,500 PSUs as a result of the failure to satisfy the performance metric and 88,219 service-based RSUs as a result of the service condition not being met. In connection with the vesting of RSUs, during the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we delivered common stock to our employees and directors, including our executive officers, with a total market value of $7.0 million.

During the nine months ended January 31, 2020, we granted an aggregate of 255,911 service-based RSUs, including 140,271 RSUs to non-executive officer employees, and 115,640 to our directors. Compensation expense related to grants of RSUs and PSUs was $789,000 for the nine months ended January 31, 2020. During the nine months ended January 31, 2020, we cancelled 210,300 PSUs as a result of the service condition not being met, 156,725 PSUs as a result of failure to satisfy the performance metric, and 236,319 service-based RSUs as a result of the service condition not being met. In connection with the vesting of RSUs, during the nine months ended January 31, 2020, we delivered common stock to our employees and directors, including our executive officers, with a total market value of $2.2 million.

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For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

A summary of activity for unvested RSUs and PSUs for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

Total # of

 

 

Average

 

 

Total # of

 

 

Average

 

 

 

Restricted

 

 

Grant Date

 

 

Restricted

 

 

Grant Date

 

 

 

Stock Units

 

 

Fair Value

 

 

Stock Units

 

 

Fair Value

 

RSUs and PSUs outstanding, beginning of period

 

 

1,313,974

 

 

$

11.65

 

 

 

1,631,631

 

 

$

15.44

 

Awarded

 

 

270,315

 

 

 

16.54

 

 

 

255,911

 

 

 

7.55

 

Vested

 

 

(404,608

)

 

 

14.61

 

 

 

(249,408

)

 

 

17.53

 

Forfeited

 

 

(180,719

)

 

 

15.19

 

 

 

(603,344

)

 

 

15.40

 

RSUs and PSUs outstanding, end of period

 

 

998,962

 

 

$

11.13

 

 

 

1,034,790

 

 

$

13.01

 

 

As of January 31, 2021, there was $4.0 million of unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested RSUs and PSUs. This expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted average remaining contractual term of 1.4 years.

(11) Commitments and Contingencies:

Litigation

In January 2018, Gemini Technologies, Incorporated, or Gemini, commenced an action against us in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, or the District Court.  The complaint alleges, among other things, that we breached the earn-out and other provisions of the Asset Purchase Agreement and ancillary agreements between the parties in connection with our acquisition of the Gemtech business from Gemini.  The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment interpreting various terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement and damages in the sum of $18.6 million. In May 2018, the District Court dismissed the complaint on the grounds of forum non conveniens. In June 2018, Gemini appealed the decision dismissing its complaint to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, or the Ninth Circuit. On July 24, 2019, the Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal and remanded the case to the District Court to perform a traditional forum non conveniens analysis. On September 6, 2019, the parties stipulated that they do not contest that the venue is proper in the District of Idaho. On November 4, 2019, we filed an answer to Gemini’s complaint and a counterclaim against Gemini and its stockholders at the time of the signing of the Asset Purchase Agreement. Plaintiffs amended their complaint to add a claim of fraud in the inducement. We believe the claims asserted in the complaint have no merit, and we intend to aggressively defend this action.    

We are a defendant in 4 product liability cases and are aware of 2 other product liability claims, primarily alleging defective product design, defective manufacturing, or failure to provide adequate warnings. In addition, we are a co-defendant in a case filed on August 27, 1999 by the city of Gary, Indiana, or the City, against numerous firearm manufacturers, distributors, and dealers seeking to recover monetary damages, as well as injunctive relief, allegedly arising out of the misuse of firearms by third parties. In January 2018, the trial court granted defendants’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, dismissing the case in its entirety. In February 2018, plaintiffs appealed the dismissal to the Indiana Court of Appeals. On May 23, 2019, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued a decision, which affirmed in part and reversed in part and remanded for further proceedings, the trial court’s dismissal of the City’s complaint. On July 8, 2019, defendants filed a Petition to Transfer jurisdiction to the Indiana Supreme Court.  Briefing was completed in the Indiana Supreme Court on August 5, 2019. On November 26, 2019, the Indiana Supreme Court denied our petition to transfer. The case was returned to the trial court.

 

In August 2019, Primus Group, LLC filed an action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division against us and other firearm manufacturers, alleging Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations, racketeering enterprise, and intentional misrepresentation.  Plaintiff, which operates as an “entertainment venue” in Columbus, Ohio, purports to bring this action on behalf of “all persons entitled to freely attend schools, shopping locations, churches, entertainment venues, and workplaces in the United States without the intrusion of individuals armed with assault weapons.”  In addition to compensatory and punitive damages, plaintiff seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief enjoining the distribution and sale of “assault weapons.”   On August 20, 2019, the court denied without prejudice plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order. On September 3, 2019, defendants moved to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint. On September 16, 2019, plaintiff filed an amended complaint, adding claims of public nuisance, negligent design, and failure to warn.  On October 9, 2019, the U.S. District Court granted defendants’ motion, dismissing the case in its entirety. On October 11, 2019, plaintiff filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth

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For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Circuit, or the Sixth Circuit. On November 1, 2019, the Sixth Circuit dismissed plaintiff’s appeal for failure to pay the required fee. On November 4, 2019, plaintiff-appellant filed, and the Sixth Circuit granted, a motion to reinstate the case. However, on March 13, 2020, at the request of the Appellant and based on the death of co-counsel, the Sixth Circuit held the case in abeyance and ordered that the Appellant file a status report every 30 days. On April 14, 2020, the Appellant filed a Status Report stating that it intended to reactivate the case or dismiss the appeal within 60 days. On October 21, 2020, the Appellant filed its opening brief with the Sixth Circuit. The Appellees filed their reply brief on November 18, 2020. On February 8, 2021, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the trials court’s dismissal of the case.

 

In May 2018, we were named in an action related to the Parkland, Florida shooting, filed in the Circuit Court, Broward County, Florida, seeking a declaratory judgment that a Florida statute that provides firearm manufacturers and dealers immunity from liability when their legally manufactured and lawfully sold firearms are later used in criminal acts only applies to civil actions commenced by governmental agencies not private litigants. In August 2018, we moved to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that it seeks an impermissible advisory opinion. On December 6, 2018, the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss without prejudice and granted plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint.  On December 10, 2018, plaintiffs filed a Second Amended Complaint for Declaratory Relief.  On December 13, 2018, defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint.  On November 21, 2019, the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ second amended complaint, with prejudice.  On August 27, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a Motion for Entry of Final and Appealable Order.  We opposed, and on November 4, 2020, the court issued an order denying plaintiffs’ motion.  On November 13, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal. On November 18, 2020, the Fourth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, or the Court of Appeal, issued an order requiring plaintiffs to file a brief explaining the basis for the court’s jurisdiction and how their appeal is timely given the order rendered November 22, 2019. On November 25, 2020, plaintiffs-appellants filed a jurisdictional brief. On December 7, 2020, we filed our response, incorporating a motion to dismiss. On December 28, 2020, the Court of Appeal denied our motion to dismiss, and ordered that the case proceed as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari. On February 18, 2021, plaintiffs-petitioners filed their petition with the Court of Appeal.

 

We are a defendant in a putative class proceeding before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, Canada. The action was filed on December 16, 2019.  The action claims CAD$50 million in aggregate general damages, CAD$100 million in aggregate punitive damages, special damages in an unspecified amount, together with interest and legal costs.  The named plaintiffs are 2 victims of a shooting that took place in Toronto on July 22, 2018 and their family members. One victim was shot and injured during the shooting. The other suffered unspecified injuries while fleeing the shooting.  The plaintiffs are seeking to certify a claim on behalf of classes that include all persons who were killed or injured in the shooting and their immediate family members.  The plaintiffs allege negligent design and public nuisance. The case has not been certified as a class action.  On July 13, 2020, we filed a Notice of Motion for an order striking the claim and dismissing the action in its entirety. On February 11, 2021, the court granted our motion in part and denied it in part. We intend to file a motion for leave to appeal the court’s decision.

 

In May 2020, we were named in an action related to the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting that took place on April 27, 2019.  The complaint was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of San Diego – Central, and asserts claims against us for product liability, unfair competition, negligence, and public nuisance. The plaintiffs allege they were present at the synagogue on the day of the incident and suffered physical and/or emotional injury. The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and injunctive relief. On September 3, 2020, we filed a demurrer and motion to strike, seeking to dismiss plaintiffs’ complaint.  The plaintiffs filed an opposition to our motion on December 18, 2020.  Our reply to plaintiffs’ opposition was filed on January 15, 2021. On January 14, 2021, the court granted the application of several law professors who sought leave to file an amicus brief in support of our demurrer. Plaintiffs have an opportunity to file an amicus to respond to the law professors’ brief. The hearing on our motion was rescheduled to June 8, 2021.

We believe that the various allegations as described above are unfounded, and, in addition, that any incident and any results from them or any injuries were due to negligence or misuse of the firearm by the claimant or a third party.

 

John Pidcock, as trustee of the ASPC Creditor Trust (appointed under the plan of reorganization of AcuSport Corp., or AcuSport, as debtor in possession under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code), is the plaintiff in 2 separate actions against us in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The first seeks recovery of alleged preferential transfers received by us from AcuSport in the aggregate amount of $4.2 million. The second seeks turnover of goods allegedly owed to AcuSport by us under one or more of our promotional programs in the amount of $1.5 million. We have filed answers to both complaints denying all material allegations and asserting affirmative defenses. Mediation was held on December 10, 2020, and was unsuccessful in resolving these cases. We believe we have strong defenses to these actions and intend to continue to vigorously defend them.

 

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For the Three and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

We believe that the various allegations as described above are unfounded.

In addition, from time to time, we are involved in lawsuits, claims, investigations, and proceedings, including commercial, environmental, premises and employment matters, which arise in the ordinary course of business.

The relief sought in individual cases primarily includes compensatory and, sometimes, punitive damages. Certain of the cases and claims seek unspecified compensatory or punitive damages. In others, compensatory damages sought may range from less than $75,000 to approximately $50.0 million. In our experience, initial demands do not generally bear a reasonable relationship to the facts and circumstances of a particular matter. We believe that our accruals for product liability cases and claims are a reasonable quantitative measure of the cost to us of product liability cases and claims.

We are vigorously defending ourselves in the lawsuits to which we are subject. An unfavorable outcome or prolonged litigation could harm our business. Litigation of this nature also is expensive, time consuming, and diverts the time and attention of our management.

We monitor the status of known claims and the related product liability accrual, which includes amounts for defense costs for asserted and unasserted claims. After consultation with litigation counsel and a review of the merit of each claim, we have concluded that we are unable to reasonably estimate the probability or the estimated range of reasonably possible losses related to material adverse judgments related to such claims and, therefore, we have not accrued for any such judgments. In the future, should we determine that a loss (or an additional loss in excess of our accrual) is at least reasonably possible and material, we would then disclose an estimate of the possible loss or range of loss, if such estimate could be made, or disclose that an estimate could not be made. We believe that we have provided adequate accruals for defense costs.

We have recorded our liability for defense costs before consideration for reimbursement from insurance carriers. We have also recorded the amount due as reimbursement under existing policies from the insurance carriers as a receivable shown in other current assets and other assets.

At this time, an estimated range of reasonably possible additional losses relating to unfavorable outcomes cannot be made.

(12) Subsequent Events:

 

Dividends

 

On March 2, 2021, our Board of Directors authorized a regular quarterly dividend for stockholders of $0.05 per share. The dividend will be for stockholders of record as of market close on March 17, 2021 and is payable on March 31, 2021.

 

 

 

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

Overview

Please refer to the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020 and our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. This section sets forth key objectives and performance indicators used by us as well as key industry data tracked by us.

 

The results of AOUT, our former outdoor products and accessories business, which were previously reported in the Outdoor Products & Accessories segment, are being presented as discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated statements of income/(loss) and comprehensive income/(loss) for all periods presented following the Separation as described above. See Note 3 - Discontinued Operations in the notes to consolidated financial statements for additional information regarding these discontinued operations. Unless otherwise indicated, any reference to income statement items in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations refers to results from continuing operations.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Highlights

Our operating results for the three months ended January 31, 2021 included the following:

 

Net sales were $257.6 million, an increase of $130.2 million, or 102.2%, over the comparable quarter last year.

 

Gross margin was 42.6%, compared with gross margin of 28.0% for the comparable quarter last year.

 

Income from continuing operations was $62.3 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, compared with income from continuing operations of $4.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the comparable quarter last year.

 

Our operating results for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 included the following:

 

Net sales were $736.2 million, an increase of $399.7 million, or 118.7%, over the prior year comparable period.

 

Gross margin was 41.2%, compared with gross margin of 30.8% for the prior year comparable period.

 

Income from continuing operations was $154.7 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, compared with income from continuing operations of $6.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the prior year comparable period.

 

Results of Operations

Net Sales and Gross Profit – For the Three Months Ended January 31, 2021

The following table sets forth certain information regarding net sales and gross profit for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands): 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

$

183,106

 

 

$

94,251

 

 

$

88,855

 

 

 

94.3

%

Long Guns

 

61,581

 

 

 

24,656

 

 

 

36,925

 

 

 

149.8

%

Other Products & Services

 

12,947

 

 

 

8,509

 

 

 

4,438

 

 

 

52.2

%

Total Firearms Revenue

$

257,634

 

 

$

127,416

 

 

$

130,218

 

 

 

102.2

%

Cost of sales

 

147,955

 

 

 

91,729

 

 

 

56,226

 

 

 

61.3

%

Gross profit

$

109,679

 

 

$

35,687

 

 

$

73,992

 

 

 

207.3

%

% of net sales (gross margin)

 

42.6

%

 

 

28.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The following table sets forth certain information regarding firearm units shipped by trade channel for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (units in thousands):

 

Total Units Shipped

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

# Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

 

500

 

 

 

310

 

 

 

190

 

 

61.3%

 

Long Guns

 

 

123

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

62

 

 

101.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sporting Goods Channel Units Shipped

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

# Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

 

473

 

 

 

289

 

 

 

184

 

 

63.7%

 

Long Guns

 

 

120

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

62

 

 

106.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Channel Units Shipped

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

# Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

 

27

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

6

 

 

28.6%

 

Long Guns

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

0

 

 

0.0%

 

 

Revenue for our handguns increased $88.9 million, or 94.3%, over the comparable quarter last year. The increase in revenue was due to heightened demand for all major product lines driven by an increased consumer interest in firearms, likely resulting from continued concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, recent events that raised fears about personal protection, uncertainty regarding the possibility of increased firearm regulation following the recent political elections, our annual price increase, and a reduction in promotional programs, which increased our average selling price. Unit shipments into the sporting goods consumer channel increased 63.7% over the comparable quarter last year, primarily as a result of increased consumer firearm demand, as indicated by a 48.8% increase over the comparable quarter last year in total adjusted handgun background checks as reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check Systems, or NICS, which we believe is a proxy for overall consumer demand. We believe our outperformance of adjusted NICS was a result of our ability to increase capacity to meet consumer demand.

Revenue for our long guns increased $36.9 million, or 149.8%, over the comparable quarter last year. The increase in revenue was primarily because of increased consumer demand for our M&P modern sporting rifles, driven by an increased participation in outdoor activities due to COVID-19, and our annual price increase. Long gun unit shipments into our sporting goods channel increased 106.9%, compared with a 46.2% increase in reported NICS checks over the comparable quarter last year. We believe that our percentage increase in sales in long guns significantly exceeded the increase in NICS because our flexible manufacturing capabilities allowed us to capture market share.

Other products and services revenue increased $4.4 million, or 52.2%, over the comparable quarter last year, primarily because of increased sales of component parts, handcuffs, and business-to-business services.

New products, defined as any new SKU not shipped in the comparable quarter last year, represented 16.4% of revenue for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and included a new M&P branded pistol, many new product line extensions, and promotional product bundle kits for our M&P product line.

Gross margin for the three months ended January 31, 2021 was 42.6%, compared with gross margin of 28.0% for the comparable quarter last year, primarily because of a shift in mix to higher margin products, lower promotional product spending, favorable manufacturing fixed cost absorption, and increased pricing. These increases were partially offset by increased manufacturing spending and recall related expenses.

Inventory balances increased $5.6 million at January 31, 2021 from the previous quarter end, primarily to support increased manufacturing demand and an increase in finished goods as we prepare for a new product launch.

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Net Sales and Gross Profit – For the Nine Months Ended January 31, 2021

The following table sets forth certain information regarding net sales and gross profit for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands): 

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

$

509,315

 

 

$

247,373

 

 

$

261,942

 

 

 

105.9

%

Long Guns

 

 

191,416

 

 

 

63,180

 

 

 

128,236

 

 

 

203.0

%

Other Products & Services

 

 

35,516

 

 

 

26,023

 

 

 

9,493

 

 

 

36.5

%

Total Firearms Revenue

 

$

736,247

 

 

$

336,575

 

 

$

399,672

 

 

 

118.7

%

Cost of sales

 

 

433,073

 

 

 

232,989

 

 

 

200,084

 

 

 

85.9

%

Gross profit

 

$

303,174

 

 

$

103,586

 

 

$

199,588

 

 

 

192.7

%

% of net sales (gross margin)

 

 

41.2

%

 

 

30.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding firearm units shipped by trade channel for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (units in thousands):

 

Total Units Shipped

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

# Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

 

1,426

 

 

 

800

 

 

 

626

 

 

78.3%

 

Long Guns

 

 

407

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

218

 

 

115.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sporting Goods Channel Units Shipped

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

# Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

 

1,334

 

 

 

729

 

 

 

605

 

 

83.0%

 

Long Guns

 

 

395

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

218

 

 

123.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Channel Units Shipped

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

# Change

 

 

% Change

 

Handguns

 

 

92

 

 

 

71

 

 

 

21

 

 

29.6%

 

Long Guns

 

 

12

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

0

 

 

0.0%

 

 

Revenue for our handguns increased $261.9 million, or 105.9%, over the prior year comparable period, primarily because of heightened demand by an increased consumer interest in firearms, likely resulting from continued concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, recent events that raised fears about personal protection, and uncertainty regarding the possibility of increased firearm regulation following the recent political elections, as well as our annual price increase. We believe our comparative performance to adjusted NICS, which reported an increase in consumer demand of 83.2% over the prior year comparable period, was a result of decreased promotional activity and our ability to increase capacity to meet consumer demand.

Revenue for our long guns increased $128.2 million, or 203.0%, over the prior year comparable period, primarily because of increased consumer demand for our M&P modern sporting rifles, driven by an increased participation in outdoor activities due to COVID-19, partially offset by a bulk sale to clear discontinued products from the channel in the prior year. Unit shipments into our sporting goods channel increased 123.2% compared with a 58.8% increase in reported NICS checks over the prior year comparable period. We believe that our percentage increase in sales in long guns significantly exceeded the increase in NICS because our flexible manufacturing capabilities allowed us to increase production capacity significantly in a short period of time.

Other products and services revenue increased $9.5 million, or 36.5%, over the prior year comparable period, primarily because of increased sales of component parts, handcuffs, and business-to-business services.

New products represented 14.7% revenue for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and included several new M&P branded pistols, many new product line extensions, and promotional product bundle kits for our M&P, Performance Center, and Thompson/Center Arms branded products.

Gross margin for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 was 41.2%, compared with gross margin of 30.8% for the comparable prior year period, primarily because of a shift in mix to higher margin products, lower promotional product spending, and favorable manufacturing fixed cost absorption. These increases were partially offset by increased manufacturing spending, unfavorable inventory valuation adjustments, and recall related expenses.

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Operating Expenses

The following table sets forth certain information regarding operating expenses for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Research and development

$

1,757

 

 

$

1,809

 

 

$

(52

)

 

 

-2.9

%

Selling, marketing, and distribution

 

10,487

 

 

 

10,465

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

0.2

%

General and administrative

 

17,054

 

 

 

14,603

 

 

 

2,451

 

 

 

16.8

%

Total operating expenses

$

29,298

 

 

$

26,877

 

 

$

2,421

 

 

 

9.0

%

% of net sales

 

11.4

%

 

 

21.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, marketing, and distribution expenses were relatively flat over the comparable quarter last year, in spite of increased freight-related expenses as a result of increased shipments and increased co-op advertising expenses, mostly offset by lower travel and entertainment expenses due to the cancellation of industry shows, decreased spending in targeted customer promotions, and decreased compensation-related expenses. General and administrative expenses increased $2.5 million, primarily because of $2.5 million of increased expenses related to stock and incentive compensation, $3.3 million of increased profit-sharing expense, and a donation to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. These expenses were partially offset by a reduction in professional fees, lower travel and entertainment expenses due to COVID-19, a reduction in expenses related to the Separation, and a favorable adjustment to allowance for doubtful accounts. The increases in total operating expenses were also partially offset by lower employee medical costs, likely due to the deferral of elective procedures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding operating expenses for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Research and development

 

$

5,518

 

 

$

5,501

 

 

$

17

 

 

 

0.3

%

Selling, marketing, and distribution

 

 

32,095

 

 

 

30,839

 

 

 

1,256

 

 

 

4.1

%

General and administrative

 

 

62,061

 

 

 

47,915

 

 

 

14,146

 

 

 

29.5

%

Total operating expenses

 

$

99,674

 

 

$

84,255

 

 

$

15,419

 

 

 

18.3

%

% of net sales

 

 

13.5

%

 

 

25.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, marketing, and distribution expenses increased $1.3 million over the prior year comparable period, primarily because of increased freight-related expenses and expenses related to temporary labor as a result of increased shipments, additional expenses for a consumer firearm safety program, increased co-op advertising expenses for strategic customers, and compensation-related expenses. These increased expenses were partially offset by lower travel and entertainment expenses as a result of COVID-19 and decreased spending on targeted customer promotions. General and administrative expenses increased $14.1 million, primarily because of $6.0 million of expenses related to the Separation, $9.0 million of increased profit-sharing expense, donations to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and compensation-related expenses. These increased expenses were partially offset by reduced professional fees, lower travel and entertainment expenses due to COVID-19, and a favorable adjustment to allowance for doubtful accounts.

Operating Income from Continuing Operations

The following table sets forth certain information regarding operating income for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Operating income from continuing operations

$

80,381

 

 

$

8,810

 

 

$

71,571

 

 

 

812.4

%

% of net sales (operating margin)

 

31.2

%

 

 

6.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income from continuing operations for the three months ended January 31, 2021 increased $71.6 million over the comparable quarter last year, primarily because of increased revenue and the resulting improvements in gross margins. Operating income from continuing operations was also favorably impacted by lower promotional product spending, favorable manufacturing fixed-cost absorption, lower travel and entertainment expenses because of COVID-19, decreased advertising costs, and a favorable adjustment to allowance for doubtful accounts. These favorable impacts were partially offset by increased manufacturing spending, recall-related expenses, increased freight-related expenses, and increased profit-sharing expense.

 

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The following table sets forth certain information regarding operating income for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Operating income from continuing operations

 

$

203,500

 

 

$

19,331

 

 

$

184,169

 

 

 

952.7

%

% of net sales (operating margin)

 

 

27.6

%

 

 

5.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income from continuing operations for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 increased $184.2 million over the prior year comparable period, primarily because of increased revenue and the resulting improvements in gross margins. Operating income from continuing operations was also favorably impacted by lower promotional product spending, favorable manufacturing fixed-cost absorption, lower travel and entertainment expenses because of COVID-19, a reduction in professional fees, decreased advertising cost, a favorable adjustment to our allowance for doubtful accounts, and decreased professional fees. These increases were partially offset by expenses related to the Separation, unfavorable inventory valuation adjustments, increased manufacturing spending, recall-related expenses, increased freight-related expenses, increased co-op advertising expense, and increased profit sharing expense.

Interest Expense

The following table sets forth certain information regarding interest expense for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Interest expense

$

(550

)

 

$

(2,885

)

 

$

(2,335

)

 

 

-80.9

%

 

For the three months ended January 31, 2021, interest expense decreased by $2.3 million from the comparable quarter last year as a result of lower borrowings outstanding on our revolving line of credit.

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding interest expense for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Interest expense

 

$

(3,356

)

 

$

(8,572

)

 

$

(5,216

)

 

 

-60.8

%

 

During the nine months ended January 31, 2021, interest expense decreased by $5.2 million from the prior year comparable period as a result of lower borrowings outstanding on our revolving line of credit.

 

Income Taxes

The following table sets forth certain information regarding income tax expense for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Income tax expense

$

18,520

 

 

$

1,688

 

 

$

16,832

 

 

 

997.2

%

% of income from operations (effective tax rate)

 

22.9

%

 

 

28.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

-5.6

%

 

Income tax expense increased $16.8 million over the comparable quarter last year as a result of higher operating income for the reasons mentioned above. The effective tax rate decreased by 5.6% as a result of non-deductible expenses impacting taxable income to a lesser extent as taxable income rises. In addition, the prior year income tax expense included higher non-deductible spin-related transaction costs.

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding income tax expense for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Income tax expense

 

$

47,176

 

 

$

4,084

 

 

$

43,092

 

 

 

1055.1

%

% of income from operations (effective tax rate)

 

 

23.4

%

 

 

37.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

-14.3

%

 

Income tax expense increased $43.1 million over the prior year comparable period as a result of higher operating income for the reasons mentioned above. The effective tax rate decreased by 14.3% as a result of non-deductible expenses impacting taxable income to a lesser extent as taxable income rises. This was offset by lower non-deductible spin-related transaction costs and a discrete tax item in the prior year comparable period.

 

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Income from Continuing Operations

The following table sets forth certain information regarding income from continuing operations and the related per share data for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Income from continuing operations

$

62,263

 

 

$

4,227

 

 

$

58,036

 

 

 

1373.0

%

Net income per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic - continuing

$

1.13

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

1.05

 

 

 

1312.5

%

Diluted - continuing

$

1.12

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

1.04

 

 

 

1300.0

%

 

Income from continuing operations for the three months ended January 31, 2021 was $62.3 million compared with income from continuing operations of $4.2 million for the comparable quarter last year, primarily as a result of increased revenue across all of our product lines.

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding income from continuing operations and the related per share data for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

154,679

 

 

$

6,755

 

 

$

147,924

 

 

 

2189.8

%

Net income per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic - continuing

 

$

2.79

 

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

2.67

 

 

 

2225.0

%

Diluted - continuing

 

$

2.75

 

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

2.63

 

 

 

2191.7

%

 

Income from continuing operations for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 was $154.7 million compared with income from continuing operations of $6.8 million in the prior year comparable period, primarily as a result of increased revenue across all of our product lines.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our principal cash requirements are to (1) finance the growth of our operations, including working capital and capital expenditures and (2) return capital to stockholders. Capital expenditures for new product development, additional manufacturing capacity, and repair and replacement of equipment represent important cash needs.

The following table sets forth certain cash flow information for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

Operating activities

 

$

196,308

 

 

$

(24,833

)

 

$

221,141

 

 

 

890.5

%

Investing activities

 

 

(19,713

)

 

 

(12,302

)

 

 

(7,411

)

 

 

60.2

%

Financing activities

 

 

(241,930

)

 

 

42,429

 

 

 

(284,359

)

 

 

-670.2

%

Total cash flow

 

$

(65,335

)

 

$

5,294

 

 

$

(70,629

)

 

 

-1334.1

%

 

Operating Activities

On an annual basis, operating activities generally represent the principal source of our cash flow.

Cash provided by operating activities was $196.3 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 compared with a cash usage in the prior year comparable period of $24.8 as a result of an incremental $147.9 million increase in income from operations, an incremental $51.0 million decrease in inventory because of increased shipments to meet consumer demand, an incremental $19.7 million increase in accounts payable due to increased manufacturing purchases and timing of payments, and $9.7 million increased profit sharing accruals due to higher income from operations. These favorable impacts were partially offset by an incremental $18.4 million decrease in accrued expenses, primarily due to lower promotional product discount accruals and the payment of deferred federal excise tax liabilities allowed by the Tax and Trade Bureau as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a $8.5 million incremental increase in accounts receivable due to timing of shipments. We expect firearm inventory balances to remain relatively flat throughout our next fiscal quarter.

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Investing Activities

Cash used in investing activities increased $7.4 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 over the prior year comparable period. We recorded capital expenditures of $18.4 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2021, $7.9 million higher than the prior year comparable period. We currently expect to spend between $25.0 million and $30.0 million on capital expenditures in fiscal 2021, an increase of $11.1 million to $16.1 million, as compared with $13.9 million in capital expenditures in fiscal 2020. The increase in capital expenditures over the prior fiscal year is primarily due to increases in manufacturing capacity.

Financing Activities

Cash used in financing activities was $241.9 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2021 compared with cash provided by financing activities of $42.4 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2020. Cash used in financing activities during the nine months ended January 31, 2021 was primarily a result of a net repayment of $160.0 million of borrowings on our credit facility, funding a distribution of $25.0 million to our discontinued operations, and a $50.0 million treasury stock repurchase.

 

Finance Lease – We are a party to a $46.2 million lease for our national logistics facility in Columbia, Missouri, which has an effective interest rate of approximately 5.0% and is payable in 240 monthly installments through fiscal 2039. The building is pledged to secure the amounts outstanding. During the nine months ending January 31, 2021, we paid $736,000 in principal payments relating to this finance lease. With the completion of the Separation on August 24, 2020, we entered into a sublease for 59.0% of this facility under the same terms as the master lease. We have recorded $1.1 million of income related to this sublease agreement, which is recorded in other income/(expense) in our condensed consolidated statement of income/(loss) and comprehensive income/(loss).

 

Credit Facilities — On August 24, 2020, we and certain of our direct and indirect Domestic Subsidiaries entered into an amended and restated credit agreement, or the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, with certain lenders; TD Bank, N.A., as administrative agent; TD Securities (USA) LLC and Regions Bank, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners; and Regions Bank, as syndication agent. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement amended and restated that certain credit agreement, dated as of June 15, 2015, by and among us, certain of our direct and indirect Domestic Subsidiaries, the lenders party thereto, and TD Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and swingline lender, as previously amended.  The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is currently unsecured; however, should any Springing Lien Trigger Event (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) occur, we and certain of our direct and indirect Domestic Subsidiaries would be required to enter into certain documents that create in favor of TD Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders party to such documents a legal, valid, and enforceable ‎first priority Lien on the Collateral described therein.  

The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provides for a revolving line of credit of $100.0 million at any one time, or the Revolving Line. The Revolving Line bears interest at either the Base Rate or LIBOR rate, plus an applicable margin based on our consolidated leverage ratio. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also provides a swingline facility in the maximum amount of $5.0 million at any one time (subject to availability under the Revolving Line). Each Swingline Loan (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) bears interest at the Base Rate, plus an applicable margin based on our consolidated leverage ratio. Subject to the satisfaction of certain terms and conditions described in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, we have an option to increase the Revolving Line by an aggregate amount not exceeding $50.0 million. The Revolving Line matures on the earlier of August 24, 2025, or the date that is six months in advance of the earliest maturity of any Permitted Notes under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

As of January 31, 2021, we did not have any borrowings outstanding on the Revolving Line. Had there been borrowings, they would have borne an interest rate of 1.63%, which is equal to the LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin.

The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains customary limitations, including limitations on indebtedness, liens, fundamental changes to business or organizational structure, investments, loans, advances, guarantees, and acquisitions, asset sales, dividends, stock repurchases, stock redemptions, and the redemption or prepayment of other debt, and transactions with affiliates. We are also subject to financial covenants, including a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and a maximum consolidated leverage ratio. We were in compliance with all debt covenants as of January 31, 2021.

 

Dividends — On March 2, 2021, our Board of Directors authorized a regular quarterly dividend for stockholders of $0.05 per share. The dividend will be for stockholders of record as of market close on March 17, 2021 and is payable on March 31, 2021.

Our future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including net sales, the timing and extent of spending to support product development efforts, the expansion of sales and marketing activities, the timing of introductions of new products and enhancements to existing products, the costs to ensure access to adequate manufacturing capacity, and costs to enhance the equipment and software at our logistics facility. Further equity or debt financing may not be available to us on acceptable terms or at all. If

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sufficient funds are not available or are not available on acceptable terms, our ability to take advantage of unexpected business opportunities or to respond to competitive pressures could be limited or severely constrained.

As of January 31, 2021, we had $59.7 million in cash and cash equivalents on hand. Based upon our current working capital position, current operating plans, and expected business conditions, we believe that our existing capital resources and credit facilities will be adequate to fund our operations, including our finance leases and other commitments, for the next 12 months.

Other Matters

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods. Significant accounting policies are disclosed in Note 3 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020. The most significant areas involving our judgments and estimates are described in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020, to which there have been no material changes. Actual results could differ from our estimates.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

The nature and impact of recent accounting pronouncements, if any, is discussed in Note 2—Basis of Presentation to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

During the period ended January 31, 2021, we did not enter into or transact any forward option contracts nor did we have any forward contracts outstanding.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act). Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of January 31, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act was recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of January 31, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at a reasonable assurance level in that they were reasonably designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act (i) is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC, and (ii) is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of April 30, 2020. In making this assessment, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013).

 

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A material weakness, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2, is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

In the course of preparing the financial statements that are included in our Form 10-K dated April 30, 2020, management identified a material weakness in the internal control environment as we did not appropriately design and maintain controls related to the accounting for goodwill impairment. Control activities were not designed or maintained over the preparation and review of the goodwill impairment analysis, including our accounting for the related income tax treatment and review of third-party experts’ work product.

 

The material weakness resulted in audit adjustments to goodwill pertaining to our Outdoor Products & Accessories reporting unit that were recorded in our consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended April 30, 2020 prior to our issuance of those financial statements and could result in a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement to our annual or interim consolidated financial statements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by our internal controls.

 

Because of this material weakness, management concluded that we did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of April 30, 2020.

 

In response to the material weaknesses described above, during the nine months ended January 31, 2021, we began implementing, evaluating, and designing new internal controls and procedures related to the accounting for goodwill impairment. Though management is still evaluating the design of these new controls and procedures, we believe that our improved processes and procedures will assist in the remediation of our material weakness. Once placed in operation for a sufficient period of time, we will subject these controls and procedures to appropriate tests in order to determine whether they are operating effectively. Management, with oversight from the Audit Committee, is committed to the remediation of our known material weakness as expeditiously as possible.

In designing and evaluating our disclosure controls and procedures, our management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and our management is required to apply judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs. The design of any disclosure controls and procedures also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

 

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

The nature of legal proceedings against us is discussed in Note 11—Commitments and Contingencies to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report, which is incorporated herein by reference.

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

 

The following table sets forth certain information relating to the purchases of our common stock by us and any affiliated purchasers within the meaning of Rule 10b-18(a)(3) under the Exchange Act during the three months ended January 31, 2021 (dollars in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total # of Shares

 

 

Maximum Dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased as

 

 

Value of Shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of Publicly

 

 

that May Yet Be

 

 

 

Total # of

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announced

 

 

Purchased

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Average

 

 

Plans or

 

 

Under the Plans

 

Period

 

Purchased

 

 

Per Share

 

 

Programs (1)

 

 

or Programs

 

December 1 to 31, 2020

 

 

2,010,631

 

 

$

17.48

 

 

 

2,010,631

 

 

$

14,857

 

January 1 to 31, 2021

 

 

726,858

 

 

 

20.44

 

 

 

726,858

 

 

 

Total

 

 

2,737,489

 

 

$

18.26

 

 

 

2,737,489

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)On December 15, 2020, our board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50.0 million of our common stock, subject to certain conditions, in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions until December 14, 2021. As of January 31, 2021, we completed this stock repurchase program by repurchasing 2,737,489 shares of our common stock for $50.0 million utilizing cash on hand.

Item 5. Other Information

          On March 2, 2021, our Board of Directors approved a program to repurchase up to $100.0 million of our outstanding shares of common stock through March 1, 2022. The amount and timing of any repurchases will depend on a number of factors, including price, trading volume, general market conditions, legal requirements, and other factors. The repurchases may be made on the open market, in block trades, or in privately negotiated transactions. Any shares of common stock repurchased under the program will be considered issued but not outstanding shares of our common stock.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

The exhibits listed on the Index to Exhibits (immediately preceding the signatures section of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) are included herewith or incorporated herein by reference.

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

 

  31.1

  

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Principal Executive Officer

 

 

 

  31.2

  

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

  32.1

  

Section 1350 Certification of Principal Executive Officer

 

 

 

  32.2

  

Section 1350 Certification of Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

101.INS

 

Inline XBRL Instance Document – The instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

 

 

 

101.SCH

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 

 

 

101.CAL

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

 

 

 

101.DEF

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

 

 

101.LAB

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

 

 

 

101.PRE

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL with applicable taxonomy extension information contained in Exhibits 101).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

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

 

 

 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC.

a Nevada corporation

 

 

 

Date: March 4, 2021

 

By:

 

/s/ Mark P. Smith

 

 

 

 

Mark P. Smith

 

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: March 4, 2021

 

By:

 

/s/ Deana L. McPherson

 

 

 

 

Deana L. McPherson

 

 

 

 

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary

 

 

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