MYERS INDUSTRIES INC, 10-Q filed on 5/6/2020
Quarterly Report
v3.20.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Apr. 30, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name MYERS INDUSTRIES INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000069488  
Trading Symbol MYE  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   35,767,949
Entity File Number 1-8524  
Entity Tax Identification Number 34-0778636  
Entity Address, Address Line One 1293 South Main Street  
Entity Address, City or Town Akron  
Entity Address, State or Province OH  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 44301  
City Area Code 330  
Local Phone Number 253-5592  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code OH  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, without par value  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Income Statement [Abstract]    
Net sales $ 122,250 $ 139,115
Cost of sales 79,767 93,556
Gross profit 42,483 45,559
Selling, general and administrative expenses 31,116 34,468
Gain on disposal of fixed assets (7) (43)
Impairment charges 0 916
Gain on sale of notes receivable (11,924) 0
Operating income 23,298 10,218
Interest expense, net 1,069 1,049
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 22,229 9,169
Income tax expense 5,503 2,526
Income from continuing operations 16,726 6,643
Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax 0 127
Net income $ 16,726 $ 6,770
Income per common share from continuing operations:    
Basic $ 0.47 $ 0.19
Diluted 0.47 0.19
Income (loss) per common share from discontinued operations:    
Basic 0 0
Diluted 0 0
Net income per common share:    
Basic 0.47 0.19
Diluted $ 0.47 $ 0.19
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Statement Of Income And Comprehensive Income [Abstract]    
Net income $ 16,726 $ 6,770
Other comprehensive income (loss):    
Foreign currency translation adjustment (2,755) 777
Total other comprehensive income (loss) (2,755) 777
Comprehensive income $ 13,971 $ 7,547
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Current Assets    
Cash $ 73,214 $ 75,527
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $2,070 and $1,945, respectively 65,255 62,279
Income tax receivable 0 142
Inventories, net 49,127 44,260
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,036 2,834
Total Current Assets 190,632 185,042
Property, plant, and equipment, net 54,038 54,964
Right of use asset - operating leases 5,355 5,901
Goodwill 65,810 66,774
Intangible assets, net 28,497 30,754
Deferred income taxes 716 5,807
Other 3,819 3,897
Total Assets 348,867 353,139
Current Liabilities    
Accounts payable 49,456 46,867
Accrued employee compensation 9,268 12,488
Income taxes payable 743 0
Accrued taxes payable, other than income taxes 1,174 1,104
Accrued interest 811 1,785
Other current liabilities 16,563 18,324
Operating lease liability - short-term 1,803 2,057
Long-term debt - current portion 39,937 0
Total Current Liabilities 119,755 82,625
Long-term debt 37,338 77,176
Operating lease liability - long-term 3,778 4,074
Other liabilities 11,773 22,582
Shareholders’ Equity    
Serial Preferred Shares (authorized 1,000,000 shares; none issued and outstanding) 0 0
Common Shares, without par value (authorized 60,000,000 shares; outstanding 35,755,972 and 35,710,934; net of treasury shares of 6,796,485 and 6,841,523, respectively) 21,828 21,785
Additional paid-in capital 296,736 296,363
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (19,104) (16,349)
Retained deficit (123,237) (135,117)
Total Shareholders’ Equity 176,223 166,682
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 348,867 $ 353,139
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Parenthetical) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Current Assets    
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable, Current $ 2,070 $ 1,945
Shareholders’ Equity    
Preferred Shares, shares authorized (in shares) 1,000,000 1,000,000
Preferred Shares, shares issued (in shares) 0 0
Preferred Shares, shares outstanding (in shares) 0 0
Common Shares, shares authorized (in shares) 60,000,000 60,000,000
Common Shares, shares outstanding (in shares) 35,755,972 35,710,934
Common shares, treasury (in shares) 6,796,485 6,841,523
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Total
Common Shares [Member]
Additional Paid-In Capital [Member]
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Member]
Retained Deficit [Member]
Beginning balance at Dec. 31, 2018 $ 154,638 $ 21,547 $ 292,558 $ (18,280) $ (141,187)
Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]          
Net income 6,770 0 0 0 6,770
Foreign currency translation adjustment 777 0 0 777 0
Shares issued under incentive plans, net of shares withheld for tax (828) 80 (908) 0 0
Stock compensation expense 958 0 958 0 0
Declared dividends (4,794) 0 0 0 (4,794)
Ending balance at Mar. 31, 2019 158,426 21,627 292,608 (17,503) (138,306)
Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]          
Adoption of ASU | ASU 2016-02 [Member] 905 0 0 0 905
Beginning balance at Dec. 31, 2019 166,682 21,785 296,363 (16,349) (135,117)
Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]          
Net income 16,726 0 0 0 16,726
Foreign currency translation adjustment (2,755) 0 0 (2,755) 0
Shares issued under incentive plans, net of shares withheld for tax (237) 43 (280) 0 0
Stock compensation expense 653 0 653 0 0
Declared dividends (4,846) 0 0 0 (4,846)
Ending balance at Mar. 31, 2020 $ 176,223 $ 21,828 $ 296,736 $ (19,104) $ (123,237)
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity (Parenthetical) - $ / shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Retained Deficit [Member]    
Dividends declared per share $ 0.135 $ 0.135
v3.20.1
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Cash Flows From Operating Activities    
Net income (loss) $ 16,726 $ 6,770
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 0 127
Income (loss) from continuing operations 16,726 6,643
Adjustments to reconcile income (loss) from continuing operations to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities    
Depreciation 3,553 4,012
Amortization 2,271 2,026
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 653 958
Gain on disposal of fixed assets (7) (43)
Gain on sale of notes receivable (11,924) 0
Impairment charges 0 916
Other 241 100
Payments on long-term performance based compensation 0 (413)
Other long-term liabilities (104) 379
Cash flows provided by (used for) working capital    
Accounts receivable (3,524) 1,200
Inventories (5,209) 1,207
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (218) 733
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 2,569 (12,417)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities - continuing operations 5,027 5,301
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities - discontinued operations 0 7,297
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities 5,027 12,598
Cash Flows From Investing Activities    
Capital expenditures (2,490) (2,933)
Acquisition of business (691) 0
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 0 4,486
Proceeds on sale of notes receivable 1,200 0
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities - continuing operations (1,981) 1,553
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities - discontinued operations 0 0
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities (1,981) 1,553
Cash Flows From Financing Activities    
Cash dividends paid (4,899) (4,940)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 125 146
Shares withheld for employee taxes on equity awards (362) (974)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities - continuing operations (5,136) (5,768)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities - discontinued operations 0 0
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (5,136) (5,768)
Foreign exchange rate effect on cash (223) 39
Net (decrease) increase in cash (2,313) 8,422
Cash at January 1 75,527 58,894
Cash at March 31 $ 73,214 $ 67,316
v3.20.1
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

1.  Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Myers Industries, Inc. and all wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”), and have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information not misleading. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Results from our former Brazil Business, which was sold in 2017, are presented as discontinued operations. Net cash flows provided by discontinued operations in 2019 resulted from the remaining receipt of the tax benefit from a worthless stock deduction, which was recognized as part of the sale. Net income from discontinued operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 related to interest income net of tax recognized on the receipt of the tax benefit. There was no discontinued operations activity during the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

In the opinion of the Company, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary to present fairly the financial position as of March 31, 2020, and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that will occur for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Accounting Standards Adopted

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. This ASU provides optional guidance for a limited period of time to ease the potential burden in accounting for (or recognizing the effects of) reference rate reform on financial reporting due to the cessation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). The amendments in this update are effective for the Company as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. The Company adopted this standard effective March 12, 2020. The adoption of this standard had no effect in the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and its future impact will depend on the manner in which the Company and its lenders ultimately address the removal of LIBOR as it relates to the Loan Agreement described in Note 13.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other – Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40). This ASU aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that include an internal-use software license). The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2020 and the adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, Compensation – Retirement Benefits – Defined Benefit Plans – General (Subtopic 715-20). This ASU modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans. For the Company, the ASU is effective retrospectively beginning with the 2020 annual financial statements, but is not applicable to its interim financial statements. The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2020 and the adoption of this standard is not expected to have a material impact on its annual consolidated financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. This ASU modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements by removing, modifying, or adding certain disclosures. Certain disclosures in this ASU are required to be applied on a retrospective basis and others on a prospective basis. The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2020 and the adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) - Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment.  This ASU eliminates Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test and requires goodwill impairment to be measured as the amount by which a reporting unit’s carrying amount exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of its goodwill. The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2020 and the adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which introduces new guidance for the accounting for credit losses on instruments.  The new guidance introduces an approach based on expected losses to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments. The Company adopted the new guidance effective January 1, 2020. Adoption of the new standard resulted in changes to the Company’s accounting policy and disclosures related to its allowance for expected credit losses for accounts receivable. The impact of adopting this standard on the Company’s consolidated financial statements was not material and no cumulative transition adjustment was required.

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. This ASU is intended to simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and by clarifying and amending existing guidance to improve consistent application. For the Company, this ASU is effective beginning with the first quarter of 2021. Early adoption is permitted. Certain amendments within this ASU are required to be applied on a retrospective basis, certain other amendments are required to be applied on a modified retrospective basis and all other amendments on a prospective basis. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.

Fair Value Measurement

The Company follows guidance included in ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, for its financial assets and liabilities, as required. Under ASC 820, the hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value is divided into three levels:

 

Level 1:

Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2:

Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, unadjusted quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active or inputs that are observable either directly or indirectly.

 

Level 3:

Unobservable inputs for which there is little or no market data or which reflect the entity’s own assumptions.

The Company has financial instruments, including cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses. The fair value of these financial instruments approximates carrying value due to the nature and relative short maturity of these assets and liabilities.

The fair value of debt under the Company’s Loan Agreement, as defined in Note 13, approximates carrying value due to the floating rates and relative short maturity (less than 90 days) of the revolving borrowings under this agreement. The fair value of the Company’s fixed rate senior unsecured notes was estimated using market observable inputs for the Company’s comparable peers with public debt, including quoted prices in active markets and interest rate measurements which are considered Level 2 inputs. At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the aggregate fair value of the Company's outstanding fixed rate senior unsecured notes was estimated at $77.8 million and $79.0 million, respectively.

The purchase price allocation associated with the August 26, 2019 acquisition of Tuffy Manufacturing Industries, Inc., as described in Note 3, required fair value measurements using unobservable inputs which are considered Level 3 inputs. The fair value of the acquired intangible assets was determined using the income approach.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are as follows:

 

 

 

Foreign

Currency

 

 

Defined Benefit

Pension Plans

 

 

Total

 

Balance at January 1, 2020

 

$

(14,602

)

 

$

(1,747

)

 

$

(16,349

)

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications

 

 

(2,755

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,755

)

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(2,755

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,755

)

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

$

(17,357

)

 

$

(1,747

)

 

$

(19,104

)

 

Allowance for Credit Losses

Management has established certain requirements that customers must meet before credit is extended. The financial condition of customers is continually monitored and collateral is usually not required. The Company evaluates the collectability of accounts receivable based on a combination of factors. The Company reviews historical trends for credit loss as well as current economic conditions in determining an estimate for its allowance for credit losses. Additionally, in circumstances where the Company is aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations, a specific allowance for credit losses is recorded against amounts due to reduce the net recognized receivable to the amount the Company reasonably expects will be collected.

The change in the allowance for credit losses for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was as follows:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

Balance at January 1

 

$

1,356

 

Provision for expected credit loss, net of recoveries

 

 

148

 

Write-offs and other

 

 

(231

)

Balance at March 31

 

$

1,273

 

 

v3.20.1
Revenue Recognition
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Revenue Recognition [Abstract]  
Revenue Recognition

2.  Revenue Recognition

The Company’s revenue by major market is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

 

Material

Handling

 

 

Distribution

 

 

Inter-company

 

 

Consolidated

 

Consumer

 

$

20,287

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

20,287

 

Vehicle

 

 

16,312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,312

 

Food and beverage

 

 

17,419

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,419

 

Industrial

 

 

30,058

 

 

 

 

 

 

(21

)

 

 

30,037

 

Auto aftermarket

 

 

 

 

 

38,195

 

 

 

 

 

 

38,195

 

Total net sales

 

$

84,076

 

 

$

38,195

 

 

$

(21

)

 

$

122,250

 

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

 

 

 

Material

Handling

 

 

Distribution

 

 

Inter-company

 

 

Consolidated

 

Consumer

 

$

17,785

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

17,785

 

Vehicle

 

 

22,520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22,520

 

Food and beverage

 

 

25,149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25,149

 

Industrial

 

 

37,497

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

37,487

 

Auto aftermarket

 

 

 

 

 

36,174

 

 

 

 

 

 

36,174

 

Total net sales

 

$

102,951

 

 

$

36,174

 

 

$

(10

)

 

$

139,115

 

 

Revenue is recognized when obligations under the terms of a contract with customers are satisfied. In both the Distribution and Material Handling segments, this generally occurs with the transfer of control of the products.  This transfer of control may occur at either the time of shipment from a Company facility, or at the time of delivery to a designated customer location. Obligations under contracts with customers are typically fulfilled within 90 days of receiving a purchase order from a customer, and generally no other future obligations are required to be performed.  The Company generally does not enter into any long-term contracts with customers greater than one year.  Based on the nature of the Company’s products and customer contracts, no deferred revenue has been recorded, with the exception of cash advances or deposits received from customers prior to transfer of control of the product. These advances are typically fulfilled within the 90-day time frame mentioned above.

Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring the products.  Certain contracts with customers include variable consideration, such as rebates or discounts.  The Company recognizes estimates of this variable consideration each period, primarily based on the most likely level of consideration to be paid to the customer under the specific terms of the underlying programs.  While the Company’s contracts with customers do not generally include explicit rights to return product, the Company will in practice allow returns in the normal course of business and as part of the customer relationship.  Expected returns allowances are recognized each period based on an analysis of historical experience, and when physical recovery of the product from returns occurs, an estimated right to return asset is also recorded based on the approximate cost of the product.

Amounts included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited) related to revenue recognition include:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

Statement of Financial

Position

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Classification

Returns, discounts and other allowances

 

$

(797

)

 

$

(589

)

 

Accounts receivable

Right of return asset

 

 

303

 

 

 

312

 

 

Inventories, net

Customer deposits

 

 

(226

)

 

 

(269

)

 

Other current liabilities

Accrued rebates

 

 

(2,168

)

 

 

(2,349

)

 

Other current liabilities

 

Sales, value added, and other taxes collected with revenue from customers are excluded from net sales.  The cost for shipments to customers is recognized when control over products has transferred to the customer and is classified as Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the Company’s manufacturing business and as Cost of Sales for the Company’s distribution business. Costs for shipments to customers were approximately $1.7 million and $2.2 million in Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and were approximately $1.4 million and $1.5 million in Cost of Sales for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Based on the short-term nature of contracts described above, contract acquisition costs are not significant. These costs, as well as other incidental items that are immaterial in the context of the contract, are recognized as expense as incurred.

v3.20.1
Acquisition
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Acquisition

3.  Acquisition

On August 26, 2019, the Company acquired the assets of Tuffy Manufacturing Industries, Inc. (“Tuffy”), a warehouse distributor of tire repair equipment and supplies, which is included in the Company’s Distribution Segment. The Tuffy acquisition aligns with the Company’s strategy to grow in key niche markets and focus on strategic account customers. The purchase price for the acquisition was $18.7 million, which includes a working capital adjustment of $0.7 million that was paid during the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company funded the acquisition using available cash.

The acquisition of Tuffy was accounted for using the acquisition method, whereby all of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recognized at their fair value on the acquisition date, with any excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair value recorded as goodwill. The following table summarizes the allocation of the purchase price based on the estimated fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their preliminary estimated fair values at the acquisition date, which are subject to adjustment. The purchase accounting will be finalized within one year from the acquisition date.

Assets acquired:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

$

2,105

 

Inventories

 

2,719

 

Prepaid expenses

 

43

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

124

 

Right of use asset - operating leases

 

229

 

Intangible assets

 

8,400

 

Goodwill

 

7,143

 

Assets acquired

$

20,763

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities assumed:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

1,675

 

Accrued expenses

 

143

 

Operating lease liability - short term

 

112

 

Operating lease liability - long term

 

117

 

Total liabilities assumed

 

2,047

 

 

 

 

 

Net acquisition cost

$

18,716

 

 

The goodwill represents the future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired that could not be individually and separately recognized, and the Company expects that the goodwill recognized for the acquisition will be deductible for tax purposes.

The intangible assets included above consist of the following:

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

 

Weighted Average

Estimated

Useful Life

Customer relationships

 

$

7,300

 

 

7.3 years

Trade name

 

 

500

 

 

5.0 years

Non-competition agreements

 

 

600

 

 

5.0 years

Total amortizable intangible assets

 

$

8,400

 

 

 

 

v3.20.1
Assets Held for Sale
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Property Plant And Equipment Assets Held For Sale Disclosure [Abstract]  
Assets Held for Sale

4.  Assets Held for Sale

As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, a building with a carrying value of $1.9 million was classified as held for sale and is included in Other Assets.  During the first quarter of 2019, the Company sold a building, which had previously been held for sale, for net proceeds of $4.5 million. Both buildings were in the Material Handling Segment.

When a facility meets held for sale classification criteria, it is also evaluated for impairment by comparing its carrying value to its estimated fair value less estimated costs to sell. Estimated fair value of these buildings was based on third party offers, which are Level 2 inputs. No impairment related to assets held for sale was recognized in the quarter ended March 31, 2020. An impairment charge of $0.9 million was recorded during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 in connection with a building meeting the held for sale criteria.  

v3.20.1
Settlement of Note Receivable and Lease Guarantee
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Settlement Of Note Receivable And Lease Guarantee [Abstract]  
Settlement of Note Receivable and Lease Guarantee

5.  Settlement of Note Receivable and Lease Guarantee

In 2015, the Company sold its Lawn and Garden business to an entity controlled by Wingate Partners V, L.P. (“L&G Buyer”), which later became HC Companies, Inc. (“HC”). The terms of the sale included promissory notes from HC. Due to uncertainty of collection, a provision for expected loss of $23.0 million was recorded within continuing operations during the third quarter of 2018 to fully impair the notes and corresponding interest receivable. The Company also ceased recognizing interest income following the recording of the provision.  

Also, in connection with the sale of the Lawn and Garden business, the Company became a guarantor for one of HC’s facility leases expiring in September 2025 for any remaining rent payments under the lease if HC was unable to meet its obligations. Annual rent for the facility is approximately $2 million. Due to the financial risk associated with HC, the Company assessed its range of potential obligations under the lease guarantee, and recorded a liability and related pre-tax charge of $10.3 million during the third quarter of 2018. The carrying value of the lease contingency as of December 31, 2019 was $10.7 million, which represented the initial liability recorded plus accretion and was included in Other Liabilities.

In January 2020, the Company sold to HC the fully-reserved promissory notes and related accrued interest receivable in exchange for $1.2 million and the release from the lease guarantee resulting in an $11.9 million pre-tax gain.

v3.20.1
Restructuring
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Restructuring And Related Activities [Abstract]  
Restructuring

6.  Restructuring

In March 2019, the Company committed to implementing a restructuring plan involving its Ameri-Kart Corp. subsidiary (“Ameri-Kart”) that operates within the Company’s Material Handling Segment. The Company plans to consolidate manufacturing operations currently conducted at Ameri-Kart’s Cassopolis, Michigan and Bristol, Indiana facilities with expanded operations in a new facility in Bristol, Indiana (the “Ameri-Kart Plan”). In December 2019, the Company entered into an agreement where a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Bristol, Indiana will be constructed, and when substantially complete, the Company will lease that new facility and sell its existing facility in Bristol, Indiana. In December 2019, the Company also provided one year advance termination notice on the lease of its Cassopolis, Michigan facility. The Ameri-Kart Plan is expected to be substantially completed in the second half of 2020 and total restructuring costs expected to be incurred are approximately $1.1 million, primarily related to equipment relocation and facility shut down costs. The Ameri-Kart Plan is expected to be substantially completed in the second half of 2020.

In March 2019, the Company committed to implementing transformation initiatives within the Company’s Distribution Segment (the “Distribution Transformation Plan”) that are intended to increase sales force effectiveness, reduce costs and improve contribution margins. The Company realigned its Distribution Segment’s commercial sales structure, which included the elimination of certain sales and administrative positions, and put into place plans to expand its e-commerce platform. All actions under the Distribution Transformation Plan were substantially completed by the end of 2019.

 

The restructuring charges noted above for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Segment

 

Cost of

Sales

 

 

SG&A

 

 

Total

 

 

Cost of

Sales

 

 

SG&A

 

 

Total

 

Distribution

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

901

 

 

$

901

 

Material Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

901

 

 

$

901

 

 

v3.20.1
Inventories
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]  
Inventories

7.  Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market for last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) inventory and lower of cost or net realizable value for first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) inventory. Approximately 50 percent of inventories are valued using the LIFO method of determining cost. All other inventories are valued at the FIFO method of determining cost. An actual valuation of inventory under the LIFO method can be made only at the end of each year based on inventory levels and costs at that time. Accordingly, interim LIFO calculations must be based on management’s estimates of expected year-end inventory levels and costs. Because these calculations are subject to many factors beyond management’s control, annual results may differ from interim results as they are subject to the final year-end LIFO inventory valuation. Based on management’s projections of inventory levels and costs, no adjustment to the LIFO reserve was recorded for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 or 2019.

 

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Finished and in-process products

 

$

35,916

 

 

$

32,537

 

Raw materials and supplies

 

 

13,211

 

 

 

11,723

 

 

 

$

49,127

 

 

$

44,260

 

 

v3.20.1
Other Liabilities
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Other Liabilities Disclosure [Abstract]  
Other Liabilities

8.  Other Liabilities

The balance in Other Current Liabilities is comprised of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Customer deposits and accrued rebates

 

$

2,394

 

 

$

2,618

 

Dividends payable

 

 

5,060

 

 

 

5,114

 

Accrued litigation, claims and professional fees

 

 

804

 

 

 

479

 

Current portion of environmental reserves

 

 

1,471

 

 

 

1,533

 

Accrued product replacement costs

 

 

1,378

 

 

 

1,835

 

Other accrued expenses

 

 

5,456

 

 

 

6,745

 

 

 

$

16,563

 

 

$

18,324

 

 

In August 2019, a manufacturing defect was identified for certain boxes produced within the Material Handling segment in May and June 2019. Certain of the affected boxes require replacement. The total range of cost to replace these boxes is estimated to be $3.5 million to $4.0 million. In the quarter ended September 30, 2019, $3.5 million of estimated costs were recorded related to this matter, of which $1.4 million remains accrued as of March 31, 2020 and is included within Other Current Liabilities.

 

The balance in Other Liabilities (long-term) is comprised of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Lease guarantee contingency

 

$

 

 

$

10,724

 

Environmental reserves

 

 

6,629

 

 

 

6,658

 

Supplemental executive retirement plan liability

 

 

1,701

 

 

 

1,776

 

Pension liability

 

 

972

 

 

 

956

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

2,471

 

 

 

2,468

 

 

 

$

11,773

 

 

$

22,582

 

 

v3.20.1
Goodwill and Intangible Assets
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Goodwill And Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]  
Goodwill and Intangible Assets

9.  Goodwill and Intangible Assets

The change in goodwill for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was as follows:

 

 

 

Distribution

 

 

Material

Handling

 

 

Total

 

January 1, 2020

 

$

7,716

 

 

$

59,058

 

 

$

66,774

 

Purchase accounting adjustment

 

 

(68

)

 

 

 

 

 

(68

)

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

 

 

(896

)

 

 

(896

)

March 31, 2020

 

$

7,648

 

 

$

58,162

 

 

$

65,810

 

 

Intangible assets other than goodwill primarily consist of trade names, customer relationships, patents, non-competition agreements and technology assets established in connection with acquisitions. These intangible assets, other than certain trade names, are amortized over their estimated useful lives. Indefinite-lived trade names had a carrying value of $9.8 million at both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. Refer to Note 3 for the intangible assets acquired through the Tuffy acquisition during the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

v3.20.1
Net Income per Common Share
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]  
Net Income per Common Share

10.  Net Income per Common Share

Net income per common share, as shown on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited), is determined on the basis of the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the periods as follows:

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding basic

 

 

35,723,979

 

 

 

35,388,989

 

Dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock

 

 

104,449

 

 

 

305,841

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding diluted

 

 

35,828,428

 

 

 

35,694,830

 

 

Options to purchase 401,197 and 655,086 shares of common stock that were outstanding for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share as the exercise prices of these options were greater than the average market price of common shares, and were therefore anti-dilutive.

v3.20.1
Stock Compensation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Disclosure Of Compensation Related Costs Sharebased Payments [Abstract]  
Stock Compensation

11.  Stock Compensation

The Company’s Amended and Restated 2017 Incentive Stock Plan (the “2017 Plan”) authorizes the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors to issue up to 5,126,950 shares of various stock awards including stock options, performance stock units, restricted stock units and other forms of equity-based awards to key employees and directors. Options granted and outstanding vest over the requisite service period and expire ten years from the date of grant.

Stock compensation expense was approximately $0.7 million and $1.0 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. These expenses are included in Selling, General and Administrative expenses. Total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested stock-based compensation arrangements at March 31, 2020 was approximately $2.7 million, which will be recognized over the next three years, as such compensation is earned.

v3.20.1
Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Contingencies

12.  Contingencies

The Company is a defendant in various lawsuits and a party to various other legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business, some of which are covered in whole or in part by insurance. When a loss arising from these matters is probable and can reasonably be estimated, the most likely amount of the estimated probable loss is recorded, or if a range of probable loss can be estimated and no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount, the minimum amount in the range is recorded. As additional information becomes available, any potential liability related to these matters is assessed and the estimates are revised, if necessary.

Based on current available information, management believes that the ultimate outcome of these matters, including those described below, will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, cash flows or overall trends in our results of operations. However, these matters are subject to inherent uncertainties, and unfavorable rulings could occur. If an unfavorable ruling were to occur, there exists the possibility of a material adverse impact on the financial position and results of operations of the period in which the ruling occurs, or in future periods.

New Idria Mercury Mine

In September 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) informed a subsidiary of the Company, Buckhorn, Inc. (“Buckhorn”) via a notice letter and related documents (the “Notice Letter”) that it considers Buckhorn to be a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) in connection with the New Idria Mercury Mine site (“New Idria Mine”).  New Idria Mining & Chemical Company (“NIMCC”), which owned and/or operated the New Idria Mine through 1976, was merged into Buckhorn Metal Products Inc. in 1981, which was subsequently acquired by Myers Industries in 1987.  As a result of the EPA Notice Letter, Buckhorn and the Company engaged in negotiations with the EPA with respect to a draft Administrative Order of Consent (“AOC”) proposed by the EPA for the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (“RI/FS”) to determine the extent of remediation necessary and the screening of alternatives.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company and the EPA finalized the AOC and related Statement of Work (“SOW”) with regards to the New Idria Mine. The AOC is effective as of November 27, 2018, the date that it was executed by the EPA. The AOC and accompanying SOW document the terms, conditions and procedures for the Company’s performance of the RI/FS. In addition, the AOC requires the Company to provide $2 million of financial assurance to the EPA to secure its performance during the estimated life of the RI/FS.  In January 2019, the Company provided this assurance as a letter of credit. The AOC also includes provisions for payment by the Company of the EPA’s costs of oversight of the RI/FS, including a prepayment in the amount of $0.2 million, which was paid in January 2019.

A draft work plan for the RI/FS, in accordance with the AOC and related SOW, was submitted to the EPA for review and approval in July 2019. Upon preparation of the draft work plan for the RI/FS, the Company received preliminary estimates from its consultants for the cost of the execution of the work plan. Based on these preliminary estimates, the Company recognized additional expense of $4.0 million during second quarter of 2019.  These preliminary estimates will continue to be refined through the finalization and approval of the draft work plan, which is anticipated to occur in 2020. The Company believes it has insurance coverage that applies to the New Idria Mine and thus may be able to recover a portion of the estimated costs; however, as of March 31, 2020, the Company has not recognized potential recovery in its consolidated financial statements.  

Since October 2011, when New Idria was added to the Superfund National Priorities List by the EPA, the Company has recognized $9.9 million of costs, of which approximately $3.3 million has been paid to date. These costs are comprised primarily of estimates to perform the RI/FS, negotiation of the AOC, identification of possible insurance resources and other PRPs, EPA oversight fees, past cost claims made by the EPA (who, as of April 2020, is represented by the U.S. Department of Justice), periodic monitoring, and responses to unilateral administrative orders issued by the EPA. No expenses were recorded related to the New Idria Mine in the quarters ended March 31, 2020 or 2019. As of March 31, 2020, the Company has a total reserve of $6.6 million related to the New Idria Mine, of which $1.2 million is classified in Other Current Liabilities and $5.4 million in Other Liabilities (long-term).

It is possible that adjustments to the aforementioned reserves will be necessary as new information is obtained, including after finalization and EPA approval of the work plan for the RI/FS. Estimates of the Company’s liability are based on current facts, laws, regulations and technology. Estimates of the Company’s environmental liabilities are further subject to uncertainties regarding the nature and extent of site contamination, the range of remediation alternatives available, evolving remediation standards, imprecise engineering evaluation and cost estimates, the extent of remedial actions that may be required, the extent of oversight by the EPA and the number and financial condition of other PRPs that may be named, as well as the extent of their responsibility for the remediation.

At this time, we have not accrued for remediation costs in connection with this site as we are unable to estimate the liability, given the circumstances referred to above, including the fact that the final remediation strategy has not yet been determined.

New Almaden Mine

A number of parties, including the Company and its subsidiary, Buckhorn (as successor to NIMCC), were alleged by trustee agencies of the United States and the State of California to be responsible for natural resource damages due to environmental contamination of areas comprising the historical New Almaden mercury mines located in the Guadalupe River Watershed region in Santa Clara County, California (“County”). In 2005, Buckhorn and the Company, without admitting liability or chain of ownership of NIMCC, resolved the trustees’ claim against them through a consent decree that required them to contribute financially to the implementation by the County of an environmentally beneficial project within the impacted area.  Buckhorn and the Company negotiated an agreement with the County, whereby Buckhorn and the Company agreed to reimburse one-half of the County’s costs of implementing the project, originally estimated to be approximately $1.6 million. As a result, in 2005, the Company recognized expense of $0.8 million representing its share of the initial estimated project costs, of which approximately $0.5 million has been paid to date. In April 2016, the Company was notified by the County that the original cost estimate may no longer be appropriate due to expanded scope and increased costs of construction and provided a revised estimate of between $3.3 million and $4.4 million.  The Company completed a detailed review of the support provided by the County for the revised estimate, and as a result, recognized additional expense of $1.2 million in 2016.  No costs were incurred related to New Almaden in the quarters ended March 31, 2020 or 2019. As of March 31, 2020, the Company has a total reserve of $1.5 million related to the New Almaden Mine, of which $0.3 million is classified in Other Current Liabilities and $1.2 million in Other Liabilities (long-term).

The project has not yet been implemented though significant work on design and planning has been performed. The Company is currently awaiting notice from Santa Clara County on the expected timing of fieldwork to commence.  As work on the project occurs, it is possible that adjustments to the aforementioned reserves will be necessary to reflect new information.  In addition, the Company may have claims against and defenses to claims by the County under the 2005 agreement that could reduce or offset its obligation for reimbursement of some of these potential additional costs. With the assistance of environmental consultants, the Company will closely monitor this matter and will continue to assess its reserves as additional information becomes available.

Patent Infringement

On December 11, 2018, No Spill Inc. filed suit against Scepter Manufacturing LLC and Scepter Corporation (“Scepter”) in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas asserting infringement of two patents, breach of contract, and trade dress claims in relation to plastic gasoline containers Scepter manufactures and sells in the United States. Scepter intends to defend itself vigorously in this matter. Due to the inherent uncertainties of litigation, the Company cannot accurately predict the ultimate outcome of this matter, and is unable at this time to determine whether the outcome of the litigation will have a material impact on its results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows. Accordingly, the Company has not recorded any reserves for this matter.

v3.20.1
Long-Term Debt and Loan Agreements
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt and Loan Agreements

13.  Long-Term Debt and Loan Agreements

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Loan Agreement

 

$

 

 

$

 

4.67% Senior Unsecured Notes due January 15, 2021

 

 

40,000

 

 

 

40,000

 

5.25% Senior Unsecured Notes due January 15, 2024

 

 

11,000

 

 

 

11,000

 

5.30% Senior Unsecured Notes due January 15, 2024

 

 

15,000

 

 

 

15,000

 

5.45% Senior Unsecured Notes due January 15, 2026

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

 

78,000

 

 

 

78,000

 

Less unamortized deferred financing costs

 

 

725

 

 

 

824

 

 

 

 

77,275

 

 

 

77,176

 

Less current portion long-term debt

 

 

39,937

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

$

37,338

 

 

$

77,176

 

 

In March 2017, the Company entered into a Fifth Amended and Restated Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”).  The Loan Agreement amended the pre-existing senior revolving credit facility’s borrowing limit to $200 million, inclusive of letters of credit, and extended the maturity date from December 2018 to March 2022. As of March 31, 2020, the Company had $194.2 million available under the Loan Agreement. The Company had $5.8 million of letters of credit issued related to insurance and other contracts requiring financial assurance in the ordinary course of business, including the $2 million provided to the EPA as discussed in Note 12. Borrowings under the Loan Agreement bear interest at the LIBOR rate, prime rate, federal funds effective rate, the Canadian deposit offered rate, or the euro currency reference rate depending on the type of loan requested by the Company, plus the applicable margin as set forth in the Loan Agreement.

The Company also holds Senior Unsecured Notes (“Notes”), which range in face value from $11 million to $40 million, with interest rates ranging from 4.67% to 5.45%, payable semiannually, and maturing between January 2021 and January 2026. At March 31, 2020, $78 million of the Notes were outstanding.  

The weighted average interest rate on borrowings under the Company’s long-term debt was 6.24% and 6.23% for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, which includes a quarterly facility fee on the used and unused portion, as well as amortization of deferred financing costs. 

As of March 31, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all of its debt covenants associated with its Loan Agreement and Notes. The most restrictive financial covenants for all of the Company’s debt are an interest coverage ratio (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted, divided by interest expense) and a leverage ratio (defined as total debt divided by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted).

v3.20.1
Retirement Plans
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Compensation And Retirement Disclosure [Abstract]  
Retirement Plans

14.  Retirement Plans

The Company and certain of its subsidiaries have pension and profit sharing plans covering substantially all of their employees. The Company’s defined benefit pension plan, The Pension Agreement between Akro-Mils and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 1761-02, provides benefits primarily based upon a fixed amount for each year of service. The plan was frozen in 2007, and thus benefits for service were no longer accumulated after this date.

Net periodic pension cost is as follows:

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Interest cost

 

$

48

 

 

$

60

 

Expected return on assets

 

 

(51

)

 

 

(46

)

Amortization of net loss

 

 

20

 

 

 

24

 

Net periodic pension cost

 

$

17

 

 

$

38

 

 

The Company expects to make a contribution to the plan of $150 in 2020.

v3.20.1
Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

15.  Income Taxes

The Company’s effective tax rate was 24.8% for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to 27.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. The effective income tax rate for both periods was different than the Company’s statutory rate, primarily due to state taxes and non-deductible expenses.

The total amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits that would reduce the Company’s effective tax rate was $1.1 million at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

The Company and its subsidiaries file U.S. Federal, state and local, and non-U.S. income tax returns. As of March 31, 2020, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. Federal examination by tax authorities for tax years before 2015. The Company’s 2017 U.S. Federal tax return is currently under audit by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). The Company is subject to state and local examinations for tax years of 2013 through 2018. In addition, the Company is subject to non-U.S. income tax examinations for tax years of 2014 through 2018.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law. The CARES Act, among other things, includes provisions relating to refundable payroll tax credits, deferment of employer side social security payments, net operating loss carryback periods, alternative minimum tax credit refunds, modifications to the net interest deduction limitations and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property. While the Company expects to realize certain benefits under the CARES Act and is continuing to evaluate its impacts, it does not believe the CARES Act will materially affect its consolidated financial statements.

v3.20.1
Leases
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Leases [Abstract]  
Leases

16.  Leases

The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. The Company has leases for manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, warehouses, office space and equipment, with remaining lease terms of one to eight years. Certain of these leases include options to extend the lease for up to five years, and some include options to terminate the lease early. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the statement of financial position; the Company recognizes lease expense for these short-term leases on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Operating leases with an initial term greater than 12 months are included in right of use asset – operating leases (“ROU assets”), operating lease liability – short term, and operating lease liability – long term in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (Unaudited).

The ROU assets represent the right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and the lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments. ROU assets and lease liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of the lease payments over the lease term. When leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company’s incremental borrowing rate is used, which is then applied at the portfolio level, based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. The Company has also elected not to separate lease and non-lease components. The lease terms include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain the option will be exercised. Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

Amounts included in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (Unaudited) related to leases include:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Right of use asset - operating leases

 

$

5,355

 

 

$

5,901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease liability - short-term

 

$

1,803

 

 

$

2,057

 

Operating lease liability - long-term

 

 

3,778

 

 

 

4,074

 

Total operating lease liabilities

 

$

5,581

 

 

$

6,131

 

 

 

The components of lease expense include:

 

 

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31,

 

Lease Cost

 

Classification

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Operating lease cost (1)

 

Cost of sales

 

$

399

 

 

$

415

 

Operating lease cost (1)

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

441

 

 

 

471

 

Total lease cost

 

 

 

$

840

 

 

$

886

 

 

 

(1)

Includes short-term leases and variable lease costs, which are immaterial

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows:

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended March 31,

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows from operating leases

 

$

622

 

 

$

561

 

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new lease liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

$

 

 

$

70

 

 

Lease Term and Discount Rate

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term (years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

4.16

 

 

 

4.23

 

Weighted-average discount rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

5.0

%

 

 

5.0

%

 

Maturity of Lease Liabilities - As of March 31, 2020

 

Operating Leases

 

2020 (1)

 

$

1,682

 

2021

 

 

1,339

 

2022

 

 

1,189

 

2023

 

 

1,016

 

2024

 

 

339

 

After 2024

 

 

621

 

Total lease payments

 

 

6,186

 

Less: Interest

 

 

(605

)

Present value of lease liabilities

 

$

5,581

 

 

 

(1)

Represents amounts due in 2020 after March 31, 2020

In December 2019, the Company entered into an agreement where a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Bristol, Indiana will be constructed, and when it is substantially complete, the Company will lease that new facility and sell its existing facility in Bristol, Indiana. As described in Note 6, this agreement was in connection with the Ameri-Kart Plan, which includes facility consolidation for this business within the Material Handling Segment. This lease is not included in the tables disclosed above because it has not yet commenced; it commences when the facility is substantially complete, which is expected to be in the second half of 2020. Upon commencement, the lease has an initial term of fifteen years with base annual rent of approximately $0.8 million during the first year. Inclusive of scheduled increases the total expected future minimum lease payments during the initial term of the lease is approximately $13.5 million, but may vary depending on the actual cost of certain construction activities. At commencement of this lease, the Company expects assets and liabilities within the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position to each increase by approximately $9 million.

v3.20.1
Industry Segments
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Segment Reporting [Abstract]  
Industry Segments

17.  Industry Segments

The Company manages its business under two operating segments, Material Handling and Distribution, consistent with the manner in which the Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) evaluates performance and makes resource allocation decisions. None of the reportable segments include operating segments that have been aggregated.  These segments contain individual business components that have been combined on the basis of common management, customers, products, production processes and other economic characteristics. The Company accounts for intersegment sales and transfers at cost plus a specified mark-up.

The Material Handling Segment manufactures a broad selection of plastic reusable containers, pallets, small parts bins, bulk shipping containers, storage and organization products and rotationally-molded plastic tanks for water, fuel and waste handling. This segment conducts its primary operations in the United States and Canada. Markets served include industrial manufacturing, food processing, retail/wholesale products distribution, agriculture, automotive, recreational vehicles, marine vehicles, healthcare, appliance, bakery, electronics, textiles, consumer, and others. Products are sold both directly to end-users and through distributors.

The Distribution Segment is engaged in the distribution of equipment, tools, and supplies used for tire servicing and automotive undervehicle repair and the manufacture of tire repair and retreading products. The product line includes categories such as tire valves and accessories, tire changing and balancing equipment, lifts and alignment equipment, service equipment and tools, and tire re