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CPSH CPS Technologies

Filed: 11 May 21, 2:03pm

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

[X] Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the period ended March 27, 2021

or

[ ] Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the transition period from to

 

Commission file number 0-16088

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Delaware

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)

 

04-2832509

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

 

111 South Worcester Street

Norton MA

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

02766-2102

 

(Zip Code)

 

(508) 222-0614

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code:

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

111 South Worcester Street

Norton, MA 02766-2102

 

Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year if Changed since Last Report

 

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 than the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to the filing requirements for the past 90 days. [X] Yes [ ] No

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer or a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition 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 [X] Smaller reporting company [X]

Emerging growth company[ ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.

  Yes  [ ]    No  [X]

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act):

[ ] Yes [X] No

 

 

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

 

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueCPSHNasdaq Capital Market

 

 

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. Number of shares of common stock outstanding as of May 1, 2021: 14,374,542.

 

 
 

PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

 

   March 27,   December 26, 
   2021   2020 
ASSETS        
         
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $167,918  $195,203 
Accounts receivable-trade, net  3,778,203   2,914,800 
Inventories, net  3,631,152   3,709,471 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  293,275   71,506 
Total current assets  7,870,548   6,890,980 
Property and equipment:        
Production equipment  10,326,614   10,265,471 
Furniture and office equipment  568,846   568,846 
Leasehold improvements  951,384   951,384 
Total cost  11,846,844   11,785,701 
         
Accumulated depreciation and amortization  (10,698,338)  (10,558,816)
Construction in progress  36,172   61,062 
 Net property and equipment  1,184,678   1,287,947 
Right-of-use lease asset (note 4, leases)  664,000   25,000 
Deferred taxes, net  117,000   117,000 
 Total Assets $9,836,226  $8,320,927 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

(continued)

 

 

 
 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(concluded)

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’  March 27,   December 26, 
EQUITY  2021   2020 
         
Current liabilities:        
Borrowings against line of credit $193,395  $—   
Note payable, current portion  58,833   58,134 
Accounts payable  1,503,327   909,291 
Accrued expenses  531,548   804,091 
Deferred revenue  319,216   12,177 
Lease liability, current portion  148,000   25,000 
         
Total current liabilities  2,754,319   1,808,693 
         
Note payable less current portion  139,608   154,570 
Long term lease liability  516,000   —   
  
Total liabilities  3,409,927   1,963,263 
Commitments & Contingencies        
Stockholders’ equity:        
Common stock, $0.01 par value,        
authorized 20,000,000 shares;        
issued 14,360,042 and 13,746,242 shares;        
outstanding 13,807,394 and 13,313,790 shares;        
at March 27, 2021 and December 26, 2020, respectively  143,600   137,462 
Additional paid-in capital  37,925,674   36,688,894 
Accumulated deficit  (29,441,466)  (29,472,369)
Less cost of 552,648 and 432,452 common shares repurchased        
at March 27, 2021 and December 26, 2020, respectively  (2,201,509)  (996,323)
         
Total stockholders’ equity  6,426,299   6,357,664 
         
Total liabilities and stockholders’        
 equity $9,836,226  $8,320,927 
         

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 
 

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

 

  Fiscal Quarters Ended 
  March 27,   March 28, 
   2021   2020 
     
Revenues:        
Product sales $4,865,708  $6,511,571 
         
Total revenues  4,865,708   6,511,571 
Cost of product sales  3,921,568   4,961,361 
        
Gross Margin  944,140   1,550,210 
Selling, general, and        
administrative expense  908,471   928,590 
         
Income from operations  35,669   621,620 
Other income (expense), net  (4,310)  (19,966)
         
Income before taxes  31,359   601,654 
Income tax provision  456   —   
         
Net income $30,903  $601,654 
         
Net income per        
basic common share $0.00  $0.05 
         
Weighted average number of        
basic common shares        
outstanding  13,584,376   13,207,436 
         
Net income per        
diluted common share $0.00  $0.05 
         
Weighted average number of        
diluted common shares        
outstanding  14,264,890   13,247,131 
         

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 
 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 27, 2021 AND MARCH 28, 2020

                     
  Common Stock               
 Number of      Additional         Total 
  shares  Par   paid-in   Accumulated  Stock  stockholders’ 
  issued  Value  capital   deficit  repurchased  equity 
Balance at December 26, 2020 13,746,242 $137,462  $36,688,894   (29,472,369) (996,323)  6,357,664 
Share-based compensation expense —    —     27,422   —    —    27,422 
Employee options exercises 613,800  6,138   1,209,358   —    (1,205,186)  10,310 
Net income —    —     —     30,903  —    30,903 
Balance at March 27, 2021 14,360,042  143,600   37,925,674   (29,441,466) (2,201,509)  6,426,299 
                     
Balance at December 28, 2019 13,427,492 $134,275  $36,094,201   (30,380,433) (517,053)  5,330,990 
Share-based compensation expense —    —     65,673   —    —    65,673 
Net income —    —     —     601,654  —    601,654 
Balance at March 28, 2020 13,427,492  134,275   36,159,874   (29,778,779) (517,053)  5,998,317 
                     

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 
 

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

  Fiscal Quarters Ended 
  March 27,   March 28, 
   2021   2020 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income $30,903  $601,654 
Adjustments to reconcile net income        
to cash used in operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  148,743   128,759 
Share-based compensation  27,422   65,673 
Gain on sale of property and equipment  (12,000)  (5,000)
Changes in:        
Accounts receivable-trade  (863,403)  (1,872,279)
Inventories  78,319   (495,514)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  (221,769)  (79,673)
Accounts payable  594,037   1,185,445 
Accrued expenses  (272,543)  (123,245)
Deferred revenue  307,039   360,106 
         
Net cash used in operating activities  (183,252)  (234,074)
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Purchases of property and equipment  (42,488)  (107,600)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment  12,000   5,000 
         
Net cash used in investing        
activities  (30,488)  (102,600)
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Net borrowings on line of credit  193,395   327,918 
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options  10,310   —   
Payments on note payable  (17,250)  (2,954)
         
Net cash provided by        
financing activities  186,455   324,964 
         
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (27,285)  (11,710)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  195,203   133,965 
         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $167,918  $122,255 
         
Supplemental disclosures of cash flows information:        
Cash paid for interest $14,831  $33,216 
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash activity:        
Net exercise of stock options $1,205,186  $—   
Issuance of note payable to finance equipment purchase $—    $208,583 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 
 

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Notes to Financial Statement

(Unaudited)

 

(1)       Nature of Business

CPS Technologies Corporation (the “Company” or “CPS”) provides advanced material solutions to the electronics, power generation, automotive and other industries. The Company’s primary advanced material solution is metal-matrix composites which are a combination of metal and ceramic.

 

CPS also assembles housings and packages for hybrid circuits. These housings and packages may include components made of metal-matrix composites or they may include components made of more traditional materials such as aluminum, copper-tungsten, etc.

Using its proprietary MMC technology, the Company also produces light-weight armor, particularly for extreme environments and heavy threat levels.

The Company sells into several end markets including the wireless communications infrastructure market, high-performance microprocessor market, motor controller market, and other microelectronic and structural markets.

 

(2)       Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

As permitted by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission applicable to quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, these notes are condensed and do not contain all disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles.

 

The accompanying financial statements are unaudited. In the opinion of management, the unaudited financial statements of CPS reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are necessary to present fairly the financial position and results of operations for such periods.

 

The Company’s balance sheet at December 26, 2020 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date, but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements.

 

For further information, refer to the financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2020 and in CPS’s other SEC reports, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Company’s website at www.alsic.com.

 

The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

 

 

(3)       Net Income Per Common and Common Equivalent Share

Basic net income per common share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per common share is calculated by dividing net income by the sum of the weighted average number of common shares plus additional common shares that would have been outstanding if potential dilutive common shares had been issued for granted stock options and stock purchase rights. Common stock equivalents are excluded from the diluted calculations when a net loss is incurred as they would be anti-dilutive.

 

The following table presents the calculation of both basic and diluted EPS:

 

  Three Months Ended 
  March 27,   March 28, 
   2021   2020 
         
Basic EPS Computation:        
Numerator:        
Net income $30,903  $601,654 
Denominator:        
Weighted average        
Common shares        
Outstanding  13,584,376   13,207,436 
Basic EPS $0.00  $0.05 
Diluted EPS Computation:        
Numerator:        
Net income (loss) $30,903  $601,654 
Denominator:        
Weighted average        
Common shares        
Outstanding  13,584,376   13,207,436 
Dilutive effect of stock options  680,514   39,395 
Total Shares  14,264,890   13,247,131 
Diluted EPS $0.00  $0.05 
         

 

(4)        Commitments & Contingencies

Commitments

 

Leases

The Company has one real estate lease expiring in February 2026. CPS also has a few other leases for equipment which are minor in nature and are generally short-term in duration. None of these equipment leases have been capitalized as the Company elected an accounting policy for short-term leases, which allows lessees to avoid recognizing right-of-use assets and liabilities for leases with terms of 12 months or fewer.

 

The real estate lease expiring in 2026 (the “Norton facility lease”) is included as a right-of-use lease asset and corresponding lease liability on the balance sheet. This asset and liability was recognized on March 27, 2021 based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term using the Company’s incremental borrowing rate at commencement date. The Company’s lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.

 

Operating Leases

The Norton facility lease comprises approximately 38 thousand square feet. The lease is triple net lease wherein the Company is responsible for payment of all real estate taxes, operating costs and utilities. The Company also has an option to renew the lease starting in March 2026 through February 2032. Annual rental payments range from $152 thousand to $165 thousand through maturity.

 

The following table presents information about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from the Company’s capitalized operating leases as of March 27, 2021

 

 

(Dollars in Thousands)  March 27, 2021 
Maturity of capitalized lease liabilities  Lease payments 
2021  114 
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
  

160

162

165

165

28

 
Total undiscounted operating lease payments $794 
Less: Imputed interest  (130)
Present value of operating lease liability $664 

 

 

Balance Sheet Classification    
Current lease liability $148 
Long-term lease liability  516 
Total operating lease liability $664 
Other Information    
Weighted-average remaining lease term for capitalized operating leases  59 months 
Weighted-average discount rate for capitalized operating leases  6.6%

 

 

Operating Lease Costs and Cash Flows

Operating lease cost and cash paid was $38 thousand during the first quarter of 2021. This cost is related to its long-term operating lease. All other short-term leases were immaterial.

 

Finance Leases

The company does not have any finance leases.

 

(5)       Share-Based Payments

The Company measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant date fair value of the award. That cost is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award, the requisite service period (usually the vesting period). The Company provides an estimate of forfeitures at initial grant date. Reductions in compensation expense associated with the forfeited options are estimated at the date of grant, and this estimated forfeiture rate is adjusted periodically based on actual forfeiture experience. The company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to determine the fair value of the stock options granted.

 

During the quarters ended March 27, 2021 and March 28, 2020 a total of 200,000 and 59,000 stock options, respectively, were granted to employees under the Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) and a total of 0 and 60,000 stock options, respectively, were granted to outside directors during the quarters ended March 27, 2021 and March 28, 2020.

 

During the quarter ended March 27, 2021 there were 613,800 options exercised and corresponding shares  issued at a weighted average price of $1.98  . During the quarter ended March 28, 2020 there were no shares exercised or issued.

 

During the quarter ended March 27, 2021, the Company repurchased 120,196 shares  for employees to facilitate their exercise of stock options. During the quarter ended March 28, 2020 there were no shares repurchased.

 

There were also 837,700 shares outstanding at a weighted average price of $1.92 with a weighted average remaining term of 6.74 years as of March 27, 2021, and there were 450,100 shares exercisable at a weighted average price of $1.74 with a weighted average remaining term of 4.92 years as of March 28, 2020. The Plan, as amended, is authorized to issue 1,500,000 shares of common stock. As of March 27, 2021, there were 1,186,000 shares available for future grants.

 

As of March 27, 2021, there was $391 thousand of total unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the Plan; that cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.79 years.

 

During the quarters ended March 27, 2021 and March 28, 2020, the Company recognized approximately $27 thousand and $66 thousand, respectively, as shared-based compensation expense related to previously granted shares under the Plan. 

 

 

(6)       Inventories

Inventories consist of the following:

  March 27,   December 26, 
   2021   2020 
         
Raw materials $831,480  $752,760 
Work in process  2,539,880   2,800,226 
Finished goods  695,947   592,640 
         
Gross inventory  4,067,307   4,145,626 
Reserve for obsolescence  (436,155)  (436,155)
         
Inventories, net $3,631,152  $3,709,471 
         

 

 

(7)       Accrued Expenses

Accrued expenses consist of the following:

  March 27,   December 26, 
   2021   2020 
         
Accrued legal and accounting $42,219  $71,671 
Accrued payroll and related expenses  412,923   626,063 
Accrued other  76,406   106,357 
         
Total Accrued Expenses $531,548  $804,091 
         

 

 

(8)       Line of Credit

In September 2019, the Company entered into a revolving line of credit (LOC) with Massachusetts Business Development Corporation (BDC) in the amount of $2.5 million. The agreement includes a demand note allowing the Lender to call the loan at any time. The Company may terminate the agreement without a termination fee after 3 years. In May of 2020 this credit line was increased to $3.0 million. The LOC is secured by the accounts receivable and other assets of the Company and has an interest rate of LIBOR plus   650 basis points. On March 27, 2021 the Company had $193 thousand of borrowings under this LOC and its borrowing base at the time would have permitted an additional $2.6 million to have been borrowed.

 

The line of credit is subject to certain financial covenants, all of which have been met.

 

(9)      Note Payable

In March 2020, the Company acquired inspection equipment for a price of $208 thousand. The full amount was financed through a 5 year note payable with a third party equipment finance company.   The note is collateralized by the equipment and is being paid in monthly installments of $4 thousand, consisting of principal plus interest at a rate of 6.47%.

 

In July 2020 CPS placed into service a piece of manufacturing equipment which it financed with the machine’s vendor.  The equipment cost of $40 thousand will be paid at the rate of $2 thousand per month over 2 years, resulting in an implied interest rate of 1.90%. 

 

The aggregate maturities of the notes payable based on the payment terms of the agreement are as follows: 

 

Remaining in: Payments due by period 
FY 2021 $43,851 
FY 2022 $55,906 
FY 2023 $43,837 
FY 2024 $46,757 
FY 2025 $8,090 
Total  198,441 
     

 

Total interest expense on notes payable during 2021 was $2,986.

 

(10)       Income Taxes

A valuation allowance against deferred tax assets is required to be established or maintained when it is "more likely than not" that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized. In December 2018, the Company established a valuation allowance reserve, as it is judged more likely than not that all or a portion of its deferred tax assets will not be utilized before they expire. This decision was reached after giving greater weight to the Company’s losses in recent years as compared to its forecasts.

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“Act”) became law on March 27, 2020. The Act contains two provisions that provide a tax benefit to the Company. The Act suspends the current 80% limitation on the utilization of net operating losses for taxable years beginning in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Act also allows net operating losses arising in 2018, 2019 and 2020 to be carried back five years. The Act also accelerates the ability of the Company to recover Federal alternative minimum tax credits.

 

The Company recorded a reduction of the valuation allowance    reserve of $8 thousand during the quarter ended March 27, 2021 to account for the utilization of deferred tax assets to reduce the current tax liability for the quarter ended March 27, 2021. As a result of the utilization of deferred tax assets, the Company did not record a provision for income taxes for the quarter ended March 27, 2021. 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2 MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is based upon and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements of the Company and notes thereto included in this report and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2020 and in CPS’s other SEC reports, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Company’s website at www.alsic.com.

 

 Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those forecasted or projected in such forward-looking statements. This includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is discussed in Item 3 of this report. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or changed circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

The critical accounting policies utilized by the Company in preparation of the accompanying financial statements are set forth in Part II, Item 7 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2020, under the heading “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. There have been no material changes to these policies since December 26, 2020.

 

Overview

Products we provide include baseplates for motor controllers used in high-speed electric trains, subway cars, wind turbines, and hybrid and electric vehicles. We provide baseplates and housings used in radar, satellite and avionics applications. We provide lids and heat spreaders used with high performance integrated circuits for use in internet switches and routers. We provide baseplates and housings used in modules built with Wide Band Gap Semiconductors like SiC and GaN. CPS also assembles housings and packages for hybrid circuits. These housings and packages may include MMC components; they may include components made of more traditional materials such as aluminum, copper-tungsten, etc. Using its proprietary MMC technology, the Company also produces light-weight vehicle armor, particularly for extreme environments and heavy threat levels.

CPS’s products are custom rather than catalog items. They are made to customers’ designs and are used as components in systems built and sold by our customers. At any point in time our product mix will consist of some products with on-going production demand, and some products which are in the prototyping or evaluation stages at our customers. The Company seeks to have a portfolio of products which include products in every stage of the technology adoption lifecycle at our customers. CPS’ growth is dependent upon the level of demand for those products already in production, as well as its success in achieving new "design wins" for future products.

As a manufacturer of highly technical and custom products, the Company incurs fixed costs needed to support the business, but which do not vary significantly with changes in sales volume. These costs include the fixed costs of applications engineering, tooling design and fabrication, process engineering, etc. Accordingly, particularly given our current size, changes in sales volume generally result in even greater changes in financial performance on a percentage basis as fixed costs are spread over a larger or smaller base. Sales volume is therefore a key financial metric used by management.

The Company believes the underlying demand for metal matrix composites is growing as the electronics and other industries seek higher performance, higher reliability, and reduced costs. CPS believes that the Company is well positioned to offer our solutions to current and new customers as these demands grow.

 Our products are manufactured by proprietary processes we have developed including the QuicksetTM Injection Molding Process (‘Quickset Process’) and the QuickCastTM Pressure Infiltration Process (‘QuickCast Process’).

 

CPS was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1984 as Ceramics Process Systems Corporation and reincorporated in Delaware in April 1987 through a merger into a wholly-owned Delaware subsidiary organized for purposes of the reincorporation. In July 1987, CPS completed our initial public offering of 1.5 million shares of our Common Stock. In March 2007, we changed our name from Ceramics Process Systems Corporation to CPS Technologies Corporation.

 

 

Results of Operations for the First Fiscal Quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021) Compared to the First Fiscal Quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020); (all $ in 000’s)

 

Revenues totaled $4,866 in Q1 2021 compared with $6,512 generated in Q1 2020, a decrease of 25%. Reduced demand from our largest customer accounted for more than the total decrease in revenues. In 2020, in anticipation of potential supply disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this customer accelerated Q2 2020 purchases into Q1. Mid-year 2020, this customer then experienced a significant reduction in their demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reduced demand from this customer has been partially offset by increased business from our aerospace customers.

 

Gross margin in Q1 2021 totaled $944 or 19% of sales. This compares with gross margin in Q1 2020 of $1,550 or 24% of sales. While increased manufacturing efficiencies mitigated the reduction in gross margin, fixed costs which do not vary with decreased sales volumes were the predominate reason for this reduction.

 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses totaled $908 in Q1 2021 compared with SG&A expenses of $929 in Q1 2020. The hiring of our new Chief Operating Officer and increased costs associated with printing and distributing our proxy statement were offset by reduced variable compensation amounts due to a lower operating profit.

 

The Company experienced an operating profit of $36 in Q1 2021 compared with an operating profit of $622 in Q1 2020 as a result of the reduced gross margin.

 

The Company is part of the Defense Industrial Base and thus has been open and operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic did affect financial results for the quarter ended March 27, 2021 primarily by causing reductions in demand from certain customers. The Company believes the worst of the pandemic is now behind us and expects to show continued improvement in upcoming quarters.

 

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Company has aggressively implemented CDC guidelines in the workplace to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For example, the Company has staggered shifts to eliminate overlap at shift changes, reorganized workstations to ensure social distancing, implemented daily screening of all employees by taking employees’ temperatures, etc.

 

These factors combine to create a higher degree of uncertainty regarding future financial performance.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources (all $ in 000’s unless noted)

The Company’s net cash and cash equivalents at March 27, 2021 totaled ($25). (Net cash is defined as cash and cash equivalents less bank borrowings.) This compares to net cash and cash equivalents at December 26, 2020 of $195. Payment terms for customers range from payment in advance to 90 days from shipment and are based on factors such as credit worthiness, volume of business, etc. The decrease in net cash was due primarily to increased accounts receivable offset by lesser increases in accounts payable, accrued expenses and deferred revenue.

 

Accounts receivable at March 27, 2021 totaled $3,778 compared with $2,915 at December 26, 2020. Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) increased from 62 days at the end of 2020 to 70 days at the end of Q1 2021. The increase in DSO was due to higher sales at the end of the quarter compared to the beginning of the quarter. The accounts receivable balances at December 26, 2020, and March 27, 2021 were both net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $10.

 

Inventories totaled $3,631 at March 27, 2021 compared with inventory totaling $3,709 at December 26, 2020. The inventory turnover in the most recent four quarters ending Q1 2021 was 4.1 times (based on a 5 point average) compared with 4.5 times averaged during the four quarters of 2020. The reduction in inventory turnover was due primarily to raw material purchases for the Company’s armor contract scheduled to begin shipping in Q2 2021.

 

The Company financed its decrease  in working capital in Q1 2021 from its profit and increased borrowings of $193 from its line of credit with BDC Capital. The Company expects it will continue to be able to fund its operations for the remainder of 2021 from existing cash balances and bank borrowings.

 

The Company continues to sell to a limited number of customers and the loss of any one of these customers could cause the Company to require additional external financing. Failure to generate sufficient revenues, raise additional capital or reduce certain discretionary spending could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s ability to achieve its business objectives.

 

Management believes that a combination of existing cash balances and borrowings, if necessary, will be sufficient to fund our cash requirements for the foreseeable future. However, there is no assurance that we will be able to generate sufficient revenues or reduce certain discretionary spending in the event that planned operational goals are not met such that we will be able to meet our obligations as they become due.

 

 Contractual Obligations (all $ in 000’s unless otherwise noted)

 

In September 2019, the Company entered into revolving line of credit (LOC) with Massachusetts Business Development Corporation (BDC) in the amount of $2.5 million. This agreement was amended in May 2020 to increase the line to $3.0 million. The agreement includes a demand note allowing the Lender to call the loan at any time. The Company may terminate the agreement without a termination fee after 3 years. The LOC is secured by the accounts receivable and other assets of the Company and has an interest rate of LIBOR plus 650 basis points  . The Company was in compliance with all debt covenants as of March 27, 2021, had $193 borrowings under this LOC and its borrowing base at the time would have permitted an additional $2.6 to have been borrowed.

 

In March 2020, the company acquired a scanning acoustic microscope for a price of $208 thousand. The full amount was financed through a 5 year note payable with a financing company. The note is collateralized by the microscope and is being paid in monthly installments of $4 thousand, consisting of principal plus interest at a rate of 6.47%

 

In July 2020 CPS placed into service a piece of manufacturing equipment which it financed with the machine’s vendor. The equipment cost of $40 thousand will be paid at the rate of $2 thousand per month over 2 years with an interest rate of 1.9%.

 

The Company has one real estate lease expiring in February 2026. CPS also has a few other leases for equipment which are minor in nature and are generally short-term in duration. None of these have been capitalized. (Note 4, Leases)  

 

 

 

 

 
 

ITEM 3 QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

The Company is not significantly exposed to the impact of interest rate changes or foreign currency fluctuations. The Company has not used derivative financial instruments.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic presents several risks for the Company. The Company is part of the Defense Industrial Base and thus has remained open and operating throughout the pandemic. The primary risks resulting from the pandemic are potential declines in customer demand due to government-mandated business closures and increased operating costs resulting from pandemic-related factors such as increased freight costs and increased employee absenteeism causing labor inefficiencies and increased use of overtime.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic affected financial results for the quarter ended March 27, 2021 mainly due to its impact on one of our major customers. The Company expects to see continuing improvement in upcoming quarters, but believes the pandemic will continue to provide headwinds to more substantial growth at least through the next quarter or two.

 

 

 

ITEM 4 CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a)       The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-14(c) and 15d - 14(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this Form 10-Q (the “Evaluation Date”). Based on such evaluation, such officers have concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, 1) the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports the Company files under the Securities Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC and 2) the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b)       Changes in Internal Controls. There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

 
 

PART II OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1 LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

None.

 

ITEM 1ARISK FACTORS

There have been no material changes to the risk factors as discussed in our 2018 Form 10-K.

 

ITEM 2 UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS. None.

 

ITEM 3 DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.

 

ITEM 4 MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5 OTHER INFORMATION

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 6 EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K:

(a)       Exhibits:

Exhibit 31.1 Certification Of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant To 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, As Adopted Pursuant To Section 302 Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002

 

Exhibit 31.2 Certification Of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant To 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, As Adopted Pursuant To Section 302 Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002

 

Exhibit 32.1 Certification Pursuant To 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, As Adopted Pursuant To Section 906 Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002

 

(b)Reports on Form 8-K:

On February 26, 2021 the Company filed a report on Form 8-K relating to the announcement of its financial results for the year ended December 26, 2020 as presented in a press release dated February 24, 2021.

 

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.

 

CPS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

(Registrant)

 

Date: May 10, 2021

/s/ Grant C. Bennett

Grant C. Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: May 10, 2021

/s/ Charles K. Griffith Jr.

Charles K. Griffith Jr.

Chief Financial Officer