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CPI Aerostructures 10-K 2011
form10k_q4.htm
 
 

 


 
United States
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 10-K
 
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010
 
Commission file number 1-11398
 
CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
     
New York
 
11-2520310
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
60 Heartland Blvd., Edgewood, New York 11717
(Address of principal executive offices)

(631) 586-5200
 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
     
Title of Each Class
 
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
 
Common Stock, $.001 par value
 
NYSE Amex
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
 
Yes o     No  x
 
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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, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
 
Yes x      No  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant 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 (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes  o  No  o

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Accelerated filer  o
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(do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 

 
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Yes  o     No  x
 

As of June 30, 2010 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter), the aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock (based on its reported last sale price on the NYSE AMEX of $9.85) held by non-affiliates of the registrant was $54,255,159.

As of March 1, 2011, the registrant had 6,794,736 common shares, $.001 par value, outstanding.
 
 Documents Incorporated by Reference:>
 
 
Part III (Items 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14) from the definitive Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days after the end of the Registrant’s fiscal year covered by this report.
 




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CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.
FORM 10-K ANNUAL REPORT-2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I
   
4
 
Item 1.
BUSINESS
4
 
Item 1A.
RISK FACTORS
9
 
Item 1B
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
14
 
Item 2.
PROPERTIES
14
 
Item 3.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
14
 
Item 4.
RESERVED
14
PART II
   
15
 
Item 5.
MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
15
 
Item 6.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
16
 
Item 7.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
17
 
Item 8.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
24
 
Item 9.
CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
24
 
Item 9A
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
25
 
Item 9B.
OTHER INFORMATION
25
PART III
   
25
 
Item 10.
DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
25
 
Item 11.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
25
 
Item 12.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
26
 
Item 13.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
26
 
Item 14.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
26
 
Item 15.
EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
27
   
INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
30

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PART I
 
 
Item 1.  BUSINESS
 
 
General
 
 
CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®” or the “Company”) is engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts principally for the U.S. Air Force and other branches of the U.S. armed forces, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor to other defense prime contractors.  CPI Aero also acts as a subcontractor to prime aircraft manufacturers in the production of commercial aircraft parts.  Our strategy for growth has been focused primarily as a subcontractor for defense prime contractors.  Due to our success as a subcontractor to defense prime contractors we have pursued opportunities to increase our commercial subcontracting business.
 
 
As a subcontractor to leading defense prime contractors such as Northrop Grumman Corporation (“NGC”), The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed”), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (“Sikorsky”) and Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. (“Vought”), we deliver various pods, and modular and structural assemblies for military aircraft such as the E-2D “Hawkeye” surveillance aircraft, UH-60 “Black Hawk” helicopter, the A-10 “Thunderbolt” attack jet, the MH-60S mine counter measure helicopter and the C-5A “Galaxy” cargo jet.  In 2010, we were awarded approximately $48.6 million of government subcontracts from prime contractors, compared to $6.9 million in 2009 and $36.2 million in 2008. 73% and 43% of our revenue in 2010 and 2009, respectively, was generated by subcontracts with defense prime contractors.
 
 
We also operate as a subcontractor to prime contractors, including Sikorsky and Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (“Spirit”), in the production of commercial aircraft parts.  For Spirit we deliver leading edges for the G650 executive jet.  For Sikorsky, we deliver various kits and assemblies for the S-92 civilian helicopter. In 2010, we were awarded approximately $4.6 million of commercial subcontracts from prime contractors.  17 %, 29% and 21% of our revenue in 2010, 2009 and 2008 respectively, was generated by commercial contract sales.
 
 
Although our reliance on direct U.S. Government work has decreased in recent years, we do perform as a prime contractor supplying structural aircraft parts to the U.S. Government, we deliver skin panels, leading edges, flight control surfaces, engine components, wing tips, cowl doors, nacelle assemblies and inlet assemblies for military aircraft such as the C-5A cargo jet, the T-38 “Talon” jet trainer, the C-130 “Hercules” cargo jet, the A-10 attack jet, and the E-3 “Sentry” AWACS jet.  In 2010, we were awarded approximately $8.5 million of prime contracts from the U.S. Government, compared to $10.6 million in 2009 and $9.2 million in 2008.    10 %, 28% and 49% of our revenue in 2010, 2009 and 2008 respectively, was generated by prime government contract sales.
 
 
CPI Aero has over 30 years of experience as a contractor, completing over 2,500 contracts to date.  Most members of our management team have held management positions at large aerospace contractors, including NGC, Lockheed and The Fairchild Corporation.  Our technical team possesses extensive technical expertise and program management and integration capabilities. Our competitive advantage lies in our ability to offer large contractor capabilities with the flexibility and responsiveness of a small company, while staying competitive in cost and delivering superior quality products.  While the larger prime contractors compete for significant modification awards and subcontract components to other suppliers, they generally do not compete for awards for smaller modifications or spare and repair parts, even for planes for which they are the original manufacturer.  We qualify as a “small business” in connection with U.S. government contract awards because we have less than 1,000 employees, and this allows us to compete for military awards set aside for companies with this small business status.
 
 
CPI Aero was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in January 1980 under the name Composite Products International, Inc.  CPI Aero changed its name to Consortium of Precision Industries, Inc. in April 1989 and to CPI Aerostructures, Inc. in July 1992.  In January 2005, we began doing business under the name CPI Aero®, a registered trademark of the Company.  Our principal office is located at 60 Heartland Blvd., Edgewood, New York 11717 and our telephone number is (631) 586-5200.
 

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We maintain a website located at www.cpiaero.com.  Our corporate filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our Current Reports on Form 8-K, our proxy statements and reports filed by our officers and directors under Section 16 (a) of the Securities Exchange Act, and any amendments to those filings, are available, free of charge, on our website as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We do not intend for information contained in our website to be a part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
 
Significant Contracts
 
Some of our significant contracts are as follows:
 
Military Aircraft – Subcontracts with Prime Contractors
 
 
E-2D “Hawkeye” >The NGC E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather, aircraft carrier-based tactical Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft. The twin turboprop aircraft was designed and developed in the 1950s by Grumman for the United States Navy as a replacement for the E-1 Tracer. The United States Navy aircraft has been progressively updated with the latest variant, the E-2D, first flying in 2007. In 2008, we received an initial $7.9-million order from NGC to provide structural kits for the E-2D. We value the long-term agreement at approximately $98 million over an eight-year period, with the potential to be in excess of $195 million over the life of the aircraft program.
 
 
A-10 “Thunderbolt”>  The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.  The A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" or simply "Hog".
 
 
In 2008, we received an initial order of $3.2 million from the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems unit of The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) in support of its $2 billion award to produce up to 242 enhanced wings for the A-10.  The cumulative orders we have received on this program through December 2010 exceed $33 million.
 


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Commercial Aircraft – Subcontracts with Prime Contractors
 
Gulfstream G650> In March 2008, Spirit awarded us a contract to provide Spirit with leading edges for the Gulfstream G650 business jet, a commercial program that Spirit is supporting.  During 2009 we renegotiated the unit pricing for add-on work, engineering changes and tooling charges with Spirit for this multi–year contract.  As a result of this renegotiation, we estimate the value of this contract to be approximately $46.9 million.  In addition, the tooling portion of this contract of approximately $5.6 million is to be paid in four installments through July 2011. The Spirit contract accounted for approximately 10% of our revenue for 2010.
 
Military Aircraft – Prime Contracts with U.S. Government
 
 
C-5A “Galaxy”.>  The C-5A Galaxy cargo jet is one of the largest aircraft in the world and can carry a maximum cargo load of 270,000 pounds.  Lockheed delivered the first C-5A in 1970.  The C-5A Galaxy carries fully equipped combat-ready military units to any point in the world on short notice and then provides field support to sustain the fighting force.  The Air Force has created a comprehensive program to ensure the capabilities of its C-5A fleet until 2040.  We are one of the leading suppliers of structural spare parts and assemblies for the C-5A aircraft. We assemble numerous C-5A parts, including panels, slats, spoilers and wing-tips and are the only supplier of C-5A wing-tips to the U.S. government.  Like the C-5A itself, the wing-tip is a large structure and is expensive – costing up to $750,000 for each replacement piece.  Our first C-5A contract was approximately $590,000 of structural spares and was awarded in 1995.  In 2004, the Air Force awarded us a seven-year TOP contract to build an assortment of parts for the C-5A, including wing tips and panels.    The ordering period for the C-5 TOP contract ends in May of 2011.  Since 1995, we have received releases under contracts for C-5A parts aggregating approximately $93 million, including $37.1 million from the TOP contract.
 

 
Sales and Marketing
 
 
We obtain contracts for our products and services through the process of competitive bidding. Our average sales cycle, which generally commences at the time a prospective customer issues a request for proposal and ends upon delivery of the final product to the customer, varies widely.  While historically our direct U.S. Government work has typically ranged from six months to two years, our major subcontract awards for the E-2D, A-10 and G650 average a seven year life. Our military customers have included Defense Supply Center Richmond, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Warner Robins AFB, Tinker AFB, NAVICP, Hill AFB, U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal.  Our commercial customers have included Sikorsky, Boeing, B.F. Goodrich (Rohr), NGC, Lockheed, Nordam, Hupp and Spirit.
 
 
As of February 28, 2011, we had over $536 million in bids outstanding, and we continue to make bids on contracts on a weekly basis. In recent years, as our marketing efforts have been focused more on subcontracting work, the number of bids per week has declined, however the average bid size has increased.
 
The Market

The majority of our parts are sold for use by the U.S. Military.  Accordingly, the national defense budget and procurement funding decisions drive demand for our business.  Government spending requirements for procurement, operations and maintenance for 2011 and beyond will continue to be affected by the global war on terrorism through the continued need for military missions and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the related fiscal consequences of war.


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Since 2008 we have increased our customer base, and positioned our company to take advantage of additional market opportunities and reduce the impact of the slowdown in government contract awards, as well as the overall slowdown in the economy as a whole.  In 2008 we had our best subcontracting year ever as we were awarded approximately $36 million of government subcontracts from prime contractors.  In 2009 we had approximately $7 million in government subcontracts, which was significantly below the 2008 amount, predominately because of  $8.2 million and $13.2 million of awards in 2008 on the NGC E-2D program and the Boeing A-10 programs, respectively.  In 2010, we  had approximately $48.6 million in government subcontracts, which exceeded our 2008 record year by 35%.
 
Our success as a subcontractor to defense prime contractors has provided us with opportunities to act as a subcontractor to prime contractors in the production of commercial aircraft parts.  In 2010, we were awarded approximately $4.6 million of commercial subcontracts from prime contractors.
 
 
Backlog
 
 
We produce custom assemblies pursuant to long-term contracts and customer purchase orders.  Backlog consists of aggregate values under such contracts and purchase orders, excluding the portion previously included in operating revenues on the basis of percentage of completion accounting, and including estimates of future contract price escalation.  Substantially all  of our backlog is subject to termination at will and rescheduling, without significant penalty.  Congress often appropriates funds for a particular program or contract on a yearly or quarterly basis, even though the contract may call for performance that is expected to take a number of years.  Therefore, our funded backlog does not include the full value of our contracts.  Our backlog as of December 31, 2010 and 2009 was as follows:
 

Backlog
 
December 31, 2010
 
December 31, 2009
Funded
 
$43,506,000
 
$35,484,000
Unfunded
 
246,455,000
 
193,998,000
Total
 
$289,961,000
 
$229,482,000
 
Approximately 90% of the total amount of our backlog at December 31, 2010 was attributable to government contracts.  All of the funded backlog at December 31, 2010 is expected to be recognized as revenue during 2011.  Our unfunded backlog is primarily comprised of the long-term contracts that we received from Boeing, Spirit and NGC during 2008.  These long-term contracts are expected to have yearly orders which will be funded in the future.  In addition, the scope of work under these contracts has been expanded as the customers have added to the original long-term agreements.
 
 
Material and Parts
 
 
We subcontract production of substantially all parts incorporated into our products to third party manufacturers under firm fixed price orders.  Our decision to purchase certain components generally is based upon whether the components are available to meet required specifications at a cost and with a delivery schedule consistent with customer requirements. From time to time, we are required to purchase custom made parts from sole suppliers and manufacturers in order to meet specific customer requirements.
 
 
We obtain our raw materials from several commercial sources.  Although certain items are only available from limited sources of supply, we believe that the loss of any single supplier would not have a material adverse effect on our business.
 

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Competition
 
 
We face competition in our role as both a prime contractor to the U.S. government and as a subcontractor to military and commercial aircraft manufacturers.   We compete with numerous larger, well-established prime contractors engaged in the supply of aircraft parts and assemblies to the military, including NGC, Lockheed, Boeing,  The Nordam Group and Vought.  All of these competitors possess significantly larger infrastructures, greater resources and the capabilities to respond to much larger contracts.  In certain instances, we also may act as a subcontractor to some of these major prime contractors.  We also compete against smaller contractors such as AeroComponents, Aerospace Engineering and Support, GSE Dynamics, Honeycomb Company of America, Alton Iron Works, B&B Devices and Precision Manufacturing Solutions.
 
 
We believe that our competitive advantage lies in our ability to offer large contractor capabilities with the flexibility and responsiveness of a small company, while staying competitive in cost and delivering superior quality products.  While the larger prime contractors compete for significant modification awards and subcontract components to other suppliers, they generally do not compete for awards in smaller modifications, spares and replacement parts, even for aircraft for which they are the original manufacturer.  We believe we compete effectively against the smaller competitors because our smaller competitors generally do not have the expertise we have in responding to requests for proposals for government contracts.
 
 
Government Regulation
 
 
Environmental Regulation
 
 
We are subject to regulations administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, various state agencies and county and local authorities acting in cooperation with federal and state authorities.  Among other things, these regulatory bodies impose restrictions to control air, soil and water pollution, to protect against occupational exposure to chemicals, including health and safety risks, and to require notification or reporting of the storage, use and release of certain hazardous chemicals and substances.  The extensive regulatory framework imposes compliance burdens and risks on us.  Governmental authorities have the power to enforce compliance with these regulations and to obtain injunctions or impose civil and criminal fines in the case of violations.
 
 
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) imposes strict, joint and several liability on the present and former owners and operators of facilities that release hazardous substances into the environment.  The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) regulates the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.  In New York, the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances are governed by the Environmental Conservation Law, which contains the New York counterparts of CERCLA and RCRA.  In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which requires employers to provide a place of employment that is free from recognized and preventable hazards that are likely to cause serious physical harm to employees, obligates employers to provide notice to employees regarding the presence of hazardous chemicals and to train employees in the use of such substances.
 
 
Our operations require the use of a limited amount of chemicals and other materials for painting and cleaning, including solvents and thinners, which are classified under applicable laws as hazardous chemicals and substances.  We have obtained a permit from the Town of Islip, New York, Building Division in order to maintain a paint booth containing flammable liquids.
 
 
Federal Aviation Administration Regulation
 
 
We are subject to regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the provisions of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended.  The FAA prescribes standards and licensing requirements for aircraft and aircraft components.  We are subject to inspections by the FAA and may be subjected to fines and other penalties (including orders to cease production) for noncompliance with FAA regulations.  Our failure to comply with applicable regulations could result in the termination of or our disqualification from some of our contracts, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations.
 
 
Government Contract Compliance
 
 
Our government contracts are subject to the procurement rules and regulations of the United States government.  Many
 

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of the contract terms are dictated by these rules and regulations.  Specifically, cost-based pricing is determined under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), which provide guidance on the types of costs that are allowable in establishing prices for goods and services under U.S. Government contracts.  For example, costs such as those related to charitable contributions, advertising, interest expense, and public relations are unallowable, and therefore not recoverable through sales.  During and after the fulfillment of a government contract, we may be audited in respect of the direct and allocated indirect costs attributed thereto.  These audits may result in adjustments to our contract costs.  Additionally, we may be subject to U.S. government inquiries and investigations because of our participation in government procurement.  Any inquiry or investigation can result in fines or limitations on our ability to continue to bid for government contracts and fulfill existing contracts. We believe that we are in substantial compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations governing our operations and have obtained all material licenses and permits required for the operation of our business.
 
 
Insurance
 
 
We maintain a $2 million general liability insurance policy, a $10 million products liability insurance policy, and a $5 million umbrella liability insurance policy.  Additionally, we maintain a $5 million director and officers’ insurance policy. We believe this coverage is adequate for the types of products presently marketed because of the strict inspection standards imposed on us by our customers before they take possession of our products.  Additionally, the Federal Acquisition Regulations generally provide that we will not be held liable for any loss of or damage to property of the government that occurs after the government accepts delivery of our products and that results from any defects or deficiencies in our products unless the liability results from willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of our managerial personnel.
 
 
Proprietary Information
 
 
None of our current assembly processes or products are protected by patents.  We rely on proprietary know-how and information and employ various methods to protect the processes, concepts, ideas and documentation associated with our products.  These methods, however, may not afford complete protection and there can be no assurance that others will not independently develop such processes, concepts, ideas and documentation.
 
 
CPI Aero® is a registered trademark of the Company.
 
 
Employees
 
 
As of March 1, 2011, we had 127 full-time employees.  We employ temporary personnel with specialized disciplines on an as-needed basis.  None of our employees is a member of a union.  We believe that our relations with our employees are good.

 
 
Item 1A.  RISK FACTORS
 
You should consider the following risks carefully in evaluating us and our business before making an investment decision.  The risks described below are not the only risks we face.  Additional risks may also impair our business operations.  If any of the following risks occur, our business, results of operations or financial condition could be materially adversely affected.  If that happens, the trading price of our common shares could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
 
Risks related to our business

We depend on government contracts for a significant portion of our revenues.
 
We are a supplier, either directly or as a subcontractor, to the U.S. government and its agencies, principally the U.S. Air Force.  Ten percent of revenue for 2010, 28% of revenue for 2009 and 79% of revenue for 2008 was derived from prime government contract sales.  In addition, government subcontracts accounted for 73% of our revenue in 2010, 43% of our revenue in 2009 and 30% of our revenue in 2008.  We depend on government contracts for a significant portion of our business.  If we are suspended or barred from contracting with the U.S. government, if our reputation or relationship with individual federal agencies were impaired, or if the government otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.

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We face risks relating to government contracts.
 
The funding of U.S. Government programs is subject to congressional budget authorization and appropriation processes. For many programs, Congress appropriates funds on a fiscal year basis even though a program may extend over several fiscal years. Consequently, programs are often only partially funded initially and additional funds are committed only as Congress makes further appropriations. We cannot predict the extent to which total funding and/or funding for individual programs will be included, increased or reduced as part of the 2011 and subsequent budgets ultimately approved by Congress or be included in the scope of separate supplemental appropriations. The impact, severity and duration of the current U.S. economic situation, the sweeping economic plans adopted by the U.S. Government, and pressures on the federal budget could also adversely affect the total funding and/or funding for individual programs. In the event that appropriations for any of our programs becomes unavailable, or is reduced or delayed, our contract or subcontract under such program may be terminated or adjusted by the U.S. Government, which could have a material adverse effect on our future sales under such program, and on our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.
 
We also cannot predict the impact of potential changes in priorities due to military transformation and planning and/or the nature of war-related activity on existing, follow-on or replacement programs. A shift of government priorities to programs in which we do not participate and/or reductions in funding for or the termination of programs in which we do participate, unless offset by other programs and opportunities, could have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 
In addition, the U.S. Government generally has the ability to terminate contracts, in whole or in part, without prior notice, for convenience or for default based on performance. In the event of termination for the U.S. Government’s convenience, contractors are generally protected by provisions covering reimbursement for costs incurred on the contracts and profit on those costs but not the anticipated profit that would have been earned had the contract been completed. Termination by the U.S. Government of a contract for convenience could also result in the cancellation of future work on that program. Termination by the U.S. Government of a contract due to our default could require us to pay for re-procurement costs in excess of the original contract price, net of the value of work accepted from the original contract. Termination of a contract due to our default may expose us to liability and could have a material adverse effect on our ability to compete for contracts.

We have risks associated with competing in the bidding process for U.S. government contracts.
 

We obtain many of our U.S. government contracts through a competitive bidding process. In the bidding process, we face the following risks:

·  
We must bid on programs in advance of their completion, which may result in unforeseen technological difficulties or cost overruns;
 
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We must devote substantial time and effort to prepare bids and proposals for competitively awarded contracts that may not be awarded to us; and
 
·  
Awarded contracts may not generate sales sufficient to result in profitability.
 

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We are subject to strict governmental regulations relating to the environment, which could result in fines and remediation expense in the event of non-compliance.
 
We are required to comply with extensive and frequently changing environmental regulations at the federal, state and local levels.  Among other things, these regulatory bodies impose restrictions to control air, soil and water pollution, to protect against occupational exposure to chemicals, including health and safety risks, and to require notification or reporting of the storage, use and release of certain hazardous substances into the environment.  This extensive regulatory framework imposes significant compliance burdens and risks on us.  In addition, these regulations may impose liability for the cost of removal or remediation of certain hazardous substances released on or in our facilities without regard to whether we knew of, or caused, the release of such substances.  Furthermore, we are required to provide a place of employment that is free from recognized and preventable hazards that are likely to cause serious physical harm to employees, provide notice to employees regarding the presence of hazardous chemicals and to train employees in the use of such substances.  Our operations require the use of a limited amount of chemicals and other materials for painting and cleaning that are classified under applicable laws as hazardous chemicals and substances.  If we are found not to be in compliance with any of these rules, regulations or permits, we may be subject to fines, remediation expenses and the obligation to change our business practice, any of which could result in substantial costs that would adversely impact our business operations and financial condition.

We may be subject to fines and disqualification for non-compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

We are subject to regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration under the provisions of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended.  The FAA prescribes standards and licensing requirements for aircraft and aircraft components.  We are subject to inspections by the FAA and may be subjected to fines and other penalties (including orders to cease production) for noncompliance with FAA regulations.  Our failure to comply with applicable regulations could result in the termination of or our disqualification from some of our contracts, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

If our subcontractors or suppliers fail to perform their contractual obligations, our prime contract performance and our ability to obtain future business could be materially and adversely impacted.

Many of our contracts involve subcontracts with other companies upon which we rely to perform a portion of the services that we must provide to our customers.  There is a risk that we may have disputes with our subcontractors, including disputes regarding the quality and timeliness of work performed by the subcontractor, customer concerns about the subcontract, our failure to extend existing task orders or issue new task orders under a subcontract, or our hiring of personnel of a subcontractor.  A failure by one or more of our subcontractors to satisfactorily provide on a timely basis the agreed-upon supplies or perform the agreed-upon services may materially and adversely impact our ability to perform our obligations as the prime contractor.  Subcontractor performance deficiencies could result in a customer eliminating our ability to progress bill or terminating our contract for default.  A prohibition on progress billing may have an adverse effect upon our cash flow and profitability and a default termination could expose us to liability and have a material adverse effect on our ability to compete for future contracts and orders.  In addition, a delay in our ability to obtain components and equipment parts from our suppliers may affect our ability to meet our customers’ needs and may have an adverse effect upon our profitability.

Due to fixed contract pricing, increasing contract costs exposes us to reduced profitability and the potential loss of future business.

 
Operating margin is adversely affected when contract costs that cannot be billed to customers are incurred.  This cost growth can occur if estimates to complete increase due to technical challenges or if initial estimates used for calculating the contract price were incorrect.  The cost estimation process requires significant judgment and expertise. Reasons for cost growth may include unavailability and productivity of labor, the nature and complexity of the work to be performed, the effect of change orders, the availability of materials, the effect of any delays in performance, availability and timing of funding from the customer, natural disasters, and the inability to recover any claims included in the estimates to complete.  A significant change in cost estimates on one or more programs could have a material effect on the company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.
 

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We use estimates when accounting for contracts.  Changes in estimates could affect our profitability and our overall financial position.
 
 
We recognize revenue from our contracts over the contractual period under the percentage-of-completion (POC) method of accounting.  Under the POC method of accounting, sales and gross profit are recognized as work is performed based on the relationship between actual costs incurred and total estimated costs at the completion of the contract.  Recognized revenues that will not be billed under the terms of the contract until a later date are recorded as an asset captioned “Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts.”  Contracts where billings to date have exceeded recognized revenues are recorded as a liability captioned “Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts.”  Changes to the original estimates may be required during the life of the contract.  Estimates are reviewed monthly and the effect of any change in the estimated gross margin percentage for a contract is reflected in the financial statements in the period the change becomes known.  The use of the POC method of accounting involves considerable use of estimates in determining revenues, costs and profits and in assigning the amounts to accounting periods.  As a result, there can be a significant disparity between earnings (both for accounting and taxes) as reported and actual cash received by us during any reporting period.  We continually evaluate all of the issues related to the assumptions, risks and uncertainties inherent with the application of the POC method of accounting; however, one cannot be assured that our estimates will be accurate.  If our estimates are not accurate or a contract is terminated, we will be forced to adjust revenue in later periods.  Furthermore, even if our estimates are accurate, we may have a shortfall in our cash flow and we may need to borrow money to pay taxes until the reported earnings materialize to actual cash receipts.


If the contracts associated with our backlog were terminated, our financial condition would be adversely affected.
 
The maximum contract value specified under each government contract that we enter into is not necessarily indicative of the revenues that we will realize under that contract.  Because we may not receive the full amount we expect under a contract, we may not accurately estimate our backlog because the earnings of revenues on programs included in backlog may never occur or may change.  Cancellations of pending contracts or terminations or reductions of contracts in progress could have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects, financial condition or results of operations.  As of December 31, 2010, our backlog was approximately $290 million, of which 15% was funded and 85% was unfunded.


We may be unable to attract and retain personnel who are key to our operations.
 

Our success, among other things, is dependent on our ability to attract and retain highly qualified senior officers and engineers.  Competition for key personnel is intense.  Our ability to attract and retain senior officers and experienced, top rate engineers is dependent on a number of factors, including prevailing market conditions and compensation packages offered by companies competing for the same talent.  The inability to hire and retain these persons may adversely affect our production operations and other aspects of our business.

 
The current global credit environment could make it more difficult for us to access additional financing which is essential for funding the operations and growth of our business.

Our ability to fund our operations and contractual commitments and refinance maturing debt obligations requires access to sufficient bank credit lines.  The current global economic environment has resulted in a deterioration of credit markets, making borrowing more difficult for most businesses. There is no indication when this situation will abate.  If in the future we are unable to obtain sufficient credit lines on terms acceptable to us, the continued development or growth of our business and our financial results may be materially adversely affected.

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We are subject to the cyclical nature of the commercial aerospace industry, and any future downturn in the commercial aerospace industry or general economic conditions could adversely impact the demand for our products.
 
Our business may be affected by certain characteristics and trends of the commercial aerospace industry or general economic conditions that affect our customers, such as fluctuations in the aerospace industry’s business cycle, varying fuel and labor costs, intense price competition and regulatory scrutiny, certain trends, including a possible decrease in aviation activity and a decrease in outsourcing by aircraft manufacturers or the failure of projected market growth to materialize or continue.  In the event that these characteristics and trends adversely affect customers in the commercial aerospace industry, they may reduce the overall demand for our products.

If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results. As a result, current and potential shareholders could lose confidence in our financial reporting, which would harm our business and the trading price of our common stock.

Our management determined that as of December 31, 2010, our internal control over financial reporting was effective based on criteria created by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) set forth in Internal Control – Integrated Framework (1992).  However, if material weaknesses are identified in our internal control over financial reporting in the future, our management will be unable to report favorably as to the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting and/or our disclosure controls and procedures, and we could be required to implement remedial measures.  A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.  Such remedial measures could be expensive and time consuming and could potentially cause investors to lose confidence in the accuracy and completeness of our financial reports, which could have an adverse effect on our stock price and potentially subject us to litigation.

 
We incur risk associated with new programs

New programs with new technologies typically carry risks associated with design changes, development of new production tools, increased capital and funding commitments, ability to meet customer specifications, delivery schedules and unique contractual requirements, supplier performance, ability of the customer to meet its contractual obligations to us, and our ability to accurately estimate costs associated with such programs.  In addition, any new program may not generate sufficient demand or may experience technological problems or significant delays in the regulatory or other certification or manufacturing and delivery schedule.  If we were unable to perform our obligations under new programs to the customer’s satisfaction, if we were unable to manufacture products at our estimated costs, or if a new program in which we had made a significant investment was terminated or experienced weak demand, delays or technological problems, then our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected.  This risk includes the potential for default, quality problems, or inability to meet weight requirements, as well as our inability to negotiate final pricing for program changes, and could result in low margin or forward loss contracts, and the risk of having to write-off costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts if it were deemed to be unrecoverable over the life of the program.  In addition, beginning new work on existing programs also carries risk associated with the transfer of technology, knowledge and tooling.

 
In order to perform on new programs we may be required to expend up-front costs which may not have been negotiated in our selling price.  Additionally, we may have made margin assumptions related to those costs, that in the case of significant program delays and/or program cancellations, or if we are not successful in negotiating favorable margin on scope changes, could cause us to bear impairment charges which may be material, for costs that are not recoverable.  Such charges and the loss of up-front costs could have a material impact on our liquidity.
 


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Item 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

Not Applicable

Item 2.                      PROPERTIES
 
CPI Aerostructures’ executive offices and production facilities are situated in an approximate 60,000 square foot building located at 60 Heartland Blvd., Edgewood, New York 11717.  CPI Aerostructures occupies this facility under a ten-year lease that commenced in January 2005.  The current monthly base rent is $37,314, plus real estate taxes.  Our base rent increases at 3% per year through 2014.  We are currently in the process of obtaining additional facility space.
 
Item 3.                      LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
None
 
Item 4.                      (REMOVED AND RESERVED).
 

 

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PART II
 
 
Item 5.
MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
 
 
Market Information
 
 
Our common shares are listed on the NYSE Amex under the symbol CVU.  The following table sets forth for 2010 and 2009, the high and low sales prices of our common shares for the periods indicated, as reported by the NYSE Amex.
 

Period
High
Low
2009
   
Quarter Ended March 31, 2009
$6.75
$3.52
Quarter Ended June 30, 2009
$8.30
$6.25
Quarter Ended September 30, 2009
$8.18
$5.85
Quarter Ended December 31, 2009
$7.40
$5.80
2010
   
Quarter Ended March 31, 2010
$8.66
$5.99
Quarter Ended June 30, 2010
$9.85
$8.00
Quarter Ended September 30, 2010
$11.03
$9.20
Quarter Ended December 31, 2010
$14.15
$9.79

 
On March 1, 2011, the closing sale price for our common shares on the NYSE AMEX was $14.67. On March 1, 2011, there were 178 holders of record of our common shares and, we believe, over 2,200 beneficial owners of our common shares.
 
 
Dividend Policy
 
 
To date, we have not paid any dividends on our common shares.  Any payment of dividends in the future is within the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our earnings, if any, our capital requirements and financial condition and other relevant factors.  Our board of directors does not intend to declare any cash or other dividends in the foreseeable future, but intends instead to retain earnings, if any, for use in our business operations.
 
 
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities, Use of Proceeds from Registered Securities
 
None
 

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Equity Compensation Plan Information
 
The following table sets forth certain information at December 31, 2010 with respect to our equity compensation plans that provide for the issuance of options, warrants or rights to purchase our securities.
 
Plan Category
Number of Securities to be Issued upon Exercise of Outstanding Options, Warrants and Rights
Weighted-Average Exercise Price of Outstanding Options, Warrants and Rights
Number of Securities Remaining Available for Future Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans (excluding securities reflected in the first column)
Equity Compensation Plans Approved by Security Holders
780,333
$6.68
445,000
 

 
ITEM 6.  SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

The following table sets forth our financial data as of the dates and for the periods indicated.  The data has been derived from our audited financial statements.  The selected financial data should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

Statement of Operations Data:
 
Years Ended December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2008
   
2007
   
2006
 
                               
Revenue
  $ 43,990,784     $ 43,906,825     $ 35,588,831     $ 27,985,476     $ 17,907,989  
                                         
Cost of sales
    37,877,960       32,597,208       27,065,243       20,596,085       16,264,351  
                                         
Gross profit
    6,112,824       11,309,617       8,523,588       7,389,391       1,643,638  
                                         
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    5,415,292       5,197,663       4,717,080       4,355,027       3,551,974  
 
                                       
Income (loss) from operations
    697,532       6,111,954       3,806,508       3,034,364       (1,908,336 )
                                         
Other income (expense):
                                       
Interest/ other income
    3,770       2,014       78,952       4,973       6,656  
Interest expense
    (158,406 )     (252,961 )     (31,847 )     (22,441 )     (20,326 )
Total other income (expense), net
    (154,636 )     (250,947 )     47,105       (17,468 )     (13,670 )
                                         
Income (loss) before taxes
    542,896       5,861,007       3,853,613       3,016,896       (1,922,006 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
    13,000       1,915,000       1,263,000       1,110,000       (657,000 )
                                         
Net income (loss)
  $ 529,896     $ 3,946,007     $ 2,590,613     $ 1,906,896     $ (1,265,006 )
                                         
Income (loss) per common share – basic
  $ 0.08     $ 0.66     $ 0.44     $ 0.34     $ (0.23 )
                                         
Income (loss) per common share – diluted
  $ 0.08     $ 0.64     $ 0.42     $ 0.32     $ (0.23 )
                                         
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding
    6,489,942       5,994,326       5,952,703       5,673,903       5,446,711  

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Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding
    6,736,501       6,156,628       6,203,789       6,028,480       5,446,711  
                                         
Balance Sheet Data:
         
At December 31,
 
      2010       2009       2008       2007       2006  
                                         
Cash
  $ 823,376     $ 2,224,825     $ 424,082     $ 338,391     $ 38,564  
                                         
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
    47,165,166       43,018,221       37,865,016       31,148,181       28,783,708  
                                         
Total current assets
    54,747,455       51,098,046       41,823,767       35,575,822       31,006,495  
                                         
Total assets
    56,457,187       52,537,131       43,351,506       36,620,572       32,160,187  
                                         
Total current liabilities
    10,370,285       11,979,596       6,688,372       6,858,854       5,883,991  
                                         
Working capital
    44,377,170       39,118,450       35,135,395       28,716,968       25,122,504  
                                         
Short-term debt
    1,485,008       2,836,592       920,668       1,103,701       392,188  
                                         
Long-term debt
    1,190,097       1,801,357       2,401,206       7,605       -----  
                                         
Shareholders’ equity
    44,670,443       38,517,514       33,983,150       29,603,514       26,177,655  
                                         
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
    56,457,187       52,537,131       43,351,506       36,620,572       32,160,187  

 
 
Item 7.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Forward-Looking Statements
 
 
When used in this Form 10-K and in future filings by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the words or phrases “will likely result,” “management expects” or “we expect,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated” or similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected.  The risks are included in “Item 1A: Risk Factors” and “Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in this Form 10-K.  We have no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions, which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.
 
 
You should read the financial information set forth below in conjunction with our financial statements and notes thereto.
 
 
Business Operations
 
 
We are engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts principally for the U.S. Air Force and other branches of the U.S. armed forces, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor for other defense prime contractors. Our strategy for growth has focused primarily as a subcontractor for leading aerospace prime contractors.
 
 
Due to our success as a subcontractor to defense prime contractors and growth in the commercial sector, we are also pursuing opportunities to increase our commercial subcontracting business.
 

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Among our significant contracts are:
 

 
·  
A long-term requirements contract of approximately $70 million from The Boeing Company for assemblies for 242 enhanced wings for the A-10 “Thunderbolt” attack jet. The initial orders under this contract were for $13.2 million.  The scope of work under this contract has increased to a potential value of $81 million as of December 31, 2010.
 
 
·  
An initial order of $7.9 million as part of a $98 million agreement from NGC to provide structural kits for an in-production aircraft. The 8-year agreement has the potential to generate up to $195 million in revenue over the life of the program.
 
 
·  
A long-term multi-million dollar contract from Spirit AeroSystems for major aerostructure assemblies for the Gulfstream G650 aircraft for which we will build fixed leading edge assemblies.  We anticipate that this contract will generate significant revenue for us in the future. The initial order is valued at approximately $3.5 million.  The scope of work under this contract has a potential value of $47 million over the life of the program.  Deliveries of these assemblies began in 2009 and continue through 2014.
 
While historically our direct U.S. Government work has typically ranged from six months to two years, our major subcontract awards for the E-2D, A-10 and G650 average a 7 year life.  Except in cases where contract terms permit us to bill on a progress basis, we must incur upfront costs in producing assemblies and bill our customers upon delivery.  Because of the upfront costs incurred, the timing of our billings and the nature of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting described below, there can be a significant disparity between the periods in which (a) costs are expended, (b) revenue and earnings are recorded and (c) cash is received.
 

 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
 
Revenue Recognition
 
We recognize revenue from our contracts over the contractual period under the percentage-of-completion (POC) method of accounting.  Under the POC method of accounting, revenue and gross profit are recognized as work is performed based on the relationship between actual costs incurred and total estimated costs at the completion of the contract.  Recognized revenues that will not be billed under the terms of the contract until a later date are recorded as an asset captioned “Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts.”  Contracts where billings to date have exceeded recognized revenues are recorded as a liability captioned “Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts.”  Changes to the original estimates may be required during the life of the contract.  Estimates are reviewed monthly and the effect of any change in the estimated gross margin percentage for a contract is reflected in the financial statements in the period the change becomes known.  The use of the POC method of accounting involves considerable use of estimates in determining revenues, costs and profits and in assigning the amounts to accounting periods.  As a result, there can be a significant disparity between earnings (both for accounting and taxes) as reported and actual cash received by us during any reporting period.  We continually evaluate all of the issues related to the assumptions, risks and uncertainties inherent with the application of the POC method of accounting; however, we cannot assure you that our estimates will be accurate.  If our estimates are not accurate or a contract is terminated, we will be forced to adjust revenue in later periods.  Furthermore, even if our estimates are accurate, we may have a shortfall in our cash flow and we may need to borrow money to pay taxes until the reported earnings materialize to actual cash receipts.

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Results of Operations
 
 
Year Ended December 31, 2010 as Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2009
 
 
Revenue.  Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $43,990,784 compared to $43,906,825 for the same period last year, representing an increase of $83,958 or 0.19%.  The increase in revenue is primarily the result of work performed on our three major subcontract awards won in 2008.  The Gulfstream G650 program, Boeing A-10 program and NGC E-2D program accounted for 10%, 35% and 27% of our revenue in 2010, respectively.
 
 
Overall, revenue generated from prime government contracts for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $4,471,399 compared to $12,249,372 for the year ended December 31, 2009, a decrease of $7,777,973 or 64%.  The decrease in revenue from prime government contracts is predominately the result of changes in estimates that were necessary on three programs. The Department of Defense (“DOD”) opted to terminate the T-38 program one release earlier than expected, which caused us to revise our revenue estimate on this program.  The DOD placed purchase orders for 9 of the 10 projected years of the T-38 program.  By not placing an order for the final year (estimated to be 43 aircraft), the value of the contract approximated $56 million, instead of the $61 million that the Company had expected.  This change in estimate results in an adjustment of approximately $4.6 million.  In addition, we had two C-5 contracts where we revised our revenue estimates based on our inability to get DOD approval of a first article and the related reductions in revenue associated with the government not ordering the expected production units on these programs.  The two C-5 contracts were not related to the C-5 TOP contract.  The change in estimate for the two C-5 contracts approximated $2.6 million.
 
 
Revenue generated from government subcontracts for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $31,963,271 compared to $18,826,766 for the year ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $13,136,505 or 70%, primarily the result of the A-10 and E-2D programs.
 
 
Revenue generated from commercial contracts was $7,556,114 for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to $12,830,687 for the year ended December 31, 2009, a decrease of $5,274,573 or 41%.  This decrease is the result of the normal production schedule anticipated on the G650 program during testing, FAA certification and initial low rate production.
 
 
During the year ended December 31, 2010, we received approximately $61.7 million of new contract awards, which included approximately $8.5 million of government prime contract awards, approximately $48.6 million of government subcontract awards and approximately $4.6 million of commercial contract awards, compared to $23.4 million of new contract awards in 2009, which included $10.6 million of government prime contract awards, $6.9 million of government subcontract awards and $5.9 million of commercial contract awards.
 
 
As of December 31, 2010, we had approximately $486 million in bids outstanding.  We continue to make bids on contracts on a weekly basis.
 
 
As the above results show, the Company has had success in our efforts to increase our subcontract business and as a result we expect to continue to focus our marketing efforts in this area for the foreseeable future.
 
 
Gross profit.  Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $6,112,824 compared to $11,309,617 for the year ended December 31, 2009, a decrease of $5,196,793.  As a percentage of revenue, gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2010 was 13.9% compared to 25.8% for the same period last year.  The reduced gross profit percentage is the result of the changes in estimates on the three programs described above.
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2010 were $5,415,292 compared to $5,197,663 for the year ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $217,629, or 4.2%.  This increase was primarily due to an approximately $303,000 increase in accounting and legal fees,  a $142,000 increase in public fees and a $101,000 increase in salaries offset by a decrease in accrued bonus of $350,000 and a  decrease in consulting fees of approximately $135,000.  The increase in accounting and legal fees was the result of strategic planning work done during the fourth quarter of 2010.  The increase in public fees was the result of increased investor relations activity.  The increase in salaries is the result of normal salary increases.  The decrease in accrued bonus is the result of lower
 

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executive officer bonus computed pursuant to the executive officer employment agreements.  The decrease in consulting fees is the result of decreased computer consultant work in 2010.
 
 
Interest Expense. Interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $158,406, compared to $252,961 for 2009, a decrease of $94,555 or 37%. The decrease in interest expense is the result of a decrease in outstanding debt during 2010 as compared to 2009.
 


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Income from operations.  We had income from operations for the year ended December 31, 2010 of $697,532 compared to $6,111,954 for the year ended December 31, 2009.  The decrease in operating income was predominately the result of the change in estimates on the three contracts discussed earlier.


 
Year Ended December 31, 2009 as Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2008
 
 
Revenue.  Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $43,906,825 compared to $35,588,831 for the year ended December 31, 2008, representing an increase of $8,317,994 or 23%.  The increase in revenue is primarily the result of work performed on our three major subcontract awards won in 2008.  The Gulfstream G650 program, Boeing A-10 program and NGC E-2D program accounted for 21.4%, 17.7% and 6.3% of our revenue in 2009, respectively.
 
 
Overall, revenue generated from prime government contracts for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $12,249,372 compared to $17,412,962 for the year ended December 31, 2008, a decrease of $5,163,590 or 30%.  Revenue generated from government subcontracts for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $18,826,766 compared to $10,766,994 for the year ended December 31, 2008, an increase of $8,059,772 or 75%, primarily the result of the A-10 and E-2D programs.  Revenue generated from commercial contracts was $12,830,687 for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to $7,408,875 for the year ended December 31, 2008, an increase of $5,421,812 or 73%, primarily a result of the G650 program.
 
 
During the year ended December 31, 2009, we received approximately $23.4 million of new contract awards, which included approximately $10.6 million of government prime contract awards, approximately $6.9 million of government subcontract awards and approximately $5.9 million of commercial subcontract awards, compared to $55.4 million of new contract awards in 2008, which included $9.2 million of government prime contract awards, $36.2 million of government subcontract awards and $10.0 million of commercial contract awards.
 
 
As of December 31, 2009, we had approximately $270 million in bids outstanding.  We continue to make bids on contracts on a weekly basis.
 
 
As the above results show, the Company has had success in our efforts to increase our subcontract business and as a result we expect to continue to focus our marketing efforts in this area for the foreseeable future.
 
 
Gross profit.  Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $11,309,617 compared to $8,523,588 for the year ended December 31, 2008, an increase of $2,786,029.  As a percentage of revenue, gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2009 was 25.8% compared to 24.0% for the same period last year.  The increase in gross margin percentage was the result of better margins obtained on our new long-term programs as these programs mature and as we have renegotiated pricing on program changes and add on orders.
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2009 were $5,197,663 compared to $4,717,080 for the year ended December 31, 2008, an increase of $480,583, or 10.2%.  This increase was primarily due to an approximately $835,000 increase in salaries, the result of changing the classification of certain employees from factory overhead in 2008 to selling, general and administrative expenses in 2009 offset by a decrease in consulting fees of approximately $219,000 and a decrease in public company fees of approximately $115,000.
 
 
Interest Expense. Interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $252,961, compared to $31,847 for 2008, an increase of $221,114 or 694%.  Interest expense is increased due to the Company entering into a new term loan with Sovereign Bank in October 2008, for the purpose of funding tooling on new commercial contracts.
 


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Income from operations.  We had income from operations for the year ended December 31, 2009 of $6,111,954 compared to $3,806,508 for the year ended December 31, 2008.  The increase in income was a result of higher revenue and gross margin as described previously.
 
Business Outlook
 
 
Our expectations for 2011 are as follows:
 
 
·  
Revenue in the range of $78-$81 million, a 77%-84% increase over 2010, primarily due to the continued increase in work on our three major long-term programs (A-10, E-2D and G650);
 
 
·  
Gross margin percentage in the range of 25%-27%;
 
 
·  
Net income in the range of $9.2-$9.5 million.
 
 
Our future results of operations and other forward looking statements contained in this Form 10-K, including this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations.  See “Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Forward-Looking Statements.”  The statements in the “Business Outlook” section and other forward-looking statements of this Form 10-K are subject to revision during the course of the year in our quarterly earnings releases and SEC filings and at other times.
 
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
 
General. At December 31, 2010, we had working capital of $44,377,170 compared to $39,118,450 at December 31, 2009, an increase of $5,258,720, or 13%.
 
 
Cash Flow. A large portion of our cash is used to pay for materials and processing costs associated with contracts that are in process and which do not provide for progress payments.  Costs for which we are not able to bill on a progress basis are components of “Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts” on our balance sheet and represent the aggregate costs and related earnings for uncompleted contracts for which the customer has not yet been billed.  These costs and earnings are recovered upon shipment of products and presentation of billings in accordance with contract terms.
 
 
Because the POC method of accounting requires us to use estimates in determining revenues, costs and profits and in assigning the amounts to accounting periods, there can be a significant disparity between earnings (both for accounting and tax purposes) as reported and actual cash that we receive during any reporting period.  Accordingly, it is possible that we may have a shortfall in our cash flow and may need to borrow money until the reported earnings materialize into actual cash receipts.
 
 
Our costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings increased by approximately $4,146,945 during the year ended December 31, 2010.  The net increase in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts was primarily due to higher levels of procurement and production related to work on contract with Boeing, Spirit and NGC.  In order to perform on new programs we may be required to expend up-front costs, that may have to be amortized over a portion of production units.  In the case of significant program delays and/or program cancellations, we could be required to bear impairment charges which may be material, for costs that are not recoverable.  Such charges and the loss of up-front costs could have a material impact on our liquidity.
 
 
Additionally, at December 31, 2010, our cash balance was $823,376 compared to $2,224,825 at December 31, 2009, a decrease of $1,401,449.  Our accounts receivable balance at December 31, 2010 increased to $6,152,544 from $5,403,932 at December 31, 2009 and $2,479,335 at September 30, 2010.  During 2010 a large portion of our cash has been used to get the E-2D and A-10 programs up to their production levels.
 
Sovereign Bank Credit Facilities. In August 2007, we entered into a new two-year, $2.5 million revolving credit facility with Sovereign Bank (the “Sovereign Revolving Facility”), secured by all of our assets.  On July 7, 2009, the Company and Sovereign Bank amended the terms of the Sovereign Revolving Facility, increasing the existing revolving credit facility under the Credit Agreement from an aggregate of $2,500,000 to an aggregate of $3,500,000 and extending the term of the revolving credit facility from August 2010 to August 2011. In addition, the interest rate of borrowings under the revolving credit facility was amended to (i) the greater of 4.0% or 3.5% in excess of the LIBOR rate or (ii) the greater of 4.0% or

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0.75% in excess of Sovereign Bank’s prime rate, as elected by the Company in accordance with the Credit Agreement.  The Credit Agreement was further amended to increase the commitment fee from 0.25% to 0.50% per annum on the average daily unused portion of the revolving credit commitment commencing September 30, 2009, and to permit the Company’s sale of a certain single customer accounts receivable.

On May 26, 2010, the Company and Sovereign Bank entered into a third amendment to the Sovereign Revolving Facility increasing the existing revolving credit facility under the Credit Agreement from an aggregate of $3.5 million to an aggregate of $4.0 million and extending the term of the revolving credit facility from August 2011 to August 2013.  In addition, the interest rate on borrowings under the revolving credit facility was decreased to (i) the greater of 3.75% or 3.25% in excess of the LIBOR Rate or (ii) the greater of 3.75% or 0.50% in excess of Sovereign Bank’s prime rate, as elected by the Company in accordance with the Credit Agreement.


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On October 22, 2008, we obtained a $3 million term loan from Sovereign Bank to be amortized over five years (the “Sovereign Term Facility”).  Prior to entering into the term loan we had borrowed $2.5 million under the Sovereign Revolving Facility to fund the initial tooling costs related to the previously mentioned long-term contract with Spirit.  We used the proceeds from the Sovereign Term Facility to repay the borrowings under the Sovereign Revolving Facility and to pay for additional tooling related to the Spirit contract.  The Sovereign Term Facility bears interest at the lower of LIBOR plus 2.5% or Sovereign Bank’s prime rate (2.758% as of December 31, 2010) and is secured by all of our assets.
 
 
The terms and conditions of the Sovereign Revolving Facility are applicable to the Sovereign Term Facility.
 
 
Additionally, the Company and Sovereign Bank entered into a five year interest rate swap agreement, in the notional amount of $3 million.  Under the interest rate swap, the Company pays an amount to Sovereign Bank representing interest on the notional amount at a rate of 5.8% and receives an amount from Sovereign representing interest on the notional amount at a rate equal to the one-month LIBOR plus 2.5%. The effect of this interest rate swap will be the Company paying a fixed interest rate of 5.8% over the term of the Sovereign Term Facility.
 
As of December 31, 2010, because of the change in estimate on three prime government contracts which resulted in approximately $7.2 million adjustment to revenue in the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company was not in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the credit agreement. Sovereign Bank has waived these covenants as of December 31, 2010.  In addition, the credit agrement's computation for the Debt Service Coverage Ratio has been amended beginning in the first quarter of 2011 so that the change in estimate adjustment doesn’t result in a covenant violation during the year ended December 31, 2011.  As of December 31, 2010, the Company had $800,000 outstanding under the Sovereign Revolving Facility.
 
 
We believe that our existing resources, together with the availability under our credit facility, will be sufficient to meet our current working capital needs for at least the next 12 months.
 
 
Contractual Obligations. The table below summarizes information about our contractual obligations as of December 31, 2010 and the effects these obligations are expected to have on our liquidity and cash flow in the future years.
 

Contractual Obligations
Payments Due By Period ($)
Total
Less than 1 year
1-3 years
4-5 years
After 5 years
Debt
$1,750,000
$600,000
$1,150,000
-
-
Capital Lease Obligations
125,105
85,005
40,100
-
-
Operating Leases
1,873,301
447,770
936,241
$489,290
-
Employment Agreement Compensation**
2,076,300
1,229,000
847,300
-
-
Interest Rate Swap Agreement
45,404
-
45,404
-
-
Total Contractual Cash Obligations
$5,870,110
$2,361,775
$3,019,045
$489,290
$-

**The employment agreements provide for bonus payments that are excluded from these amounts.
 
Inflation. Inflation historically has not had a material effect on our operations.
 
 
Item 8.                      FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
 
(a)           Financial Statements
 
 
This information appears following Item 15 of this Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
 

 
Item 9.
CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
 
None
 

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Item 9A.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

The Company’s management has established disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information it is required to disclose in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms.  Such disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information the Company is required to disclose in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Based on an evaluation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2010 made by management, under the supervision and with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act) were effective as of December 31, 2010.
The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting for the Company, as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act.  Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the Company’s assets; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of the financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures are being made only with proper authorizations; and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

The Company’s management, under the supervision of and with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010 based on criteria for effective control over financial reporting described in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (1992) created by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Based on this assessment, the Company’s management concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2010.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting>

No changes in our internal control over financial reporting occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.
 

Item 9B.  OTHER INFORMATION.

The following disclosure would otherwise have been furnished on Form 8-K under the heading “Item 1.01 – Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement”:

On March 13, 2011, the Company entered into a fourth amendment to its credit agreement with Sovereign Bank, dated as of August 13, 2007, as amended as of October 22, 2008, July 7, 2009, and May 21, 2010 (the "Credit Agreement"), amending the definition of "Debt Service Coverage Ratio" by adding a 2010 Adjustment (the "Adjustment").  For the first three fiscal periods of 2011, the Adjustment provides for the addition of $4,500,000 to the Debt Service Coverage Ratio calculation.  All other provisions of the Credit Agreement remain in full force and effect.

On March 11, 2011, the Company was granted a waiver by Sovereign Bank, with respect to its noncompliance with financial covenants at December 31, 2010 relating to Interest Coverage Ratio, Net Profit, and Debt Service Coverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement.

The description of the Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 10.14.

 
PART III
Item 10.   DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 
See Item 14.
 
 

 
Item 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
See Item 14.
 

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Item 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
 
See Item 14.
 
 

 
 
Item 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
 
See Item 14.
 
 

 
 
Item 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 
The information required by Items 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 will be contained in our definitive proxy statement for our 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission not later than 120  days  after the end of our fiscal year covered by this report pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act, and incorporated herein by reference.
 

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PART IV
 
Item 15.   EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
Exhibit Number
Name of Exhibit
No. in Document
3.1
Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as amended.  (1)
3.1
3.1(a)
Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation filed on July 14, 1998.  (3)
3.1(a)
3.2
Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company.  (11)
3.2
4.1
Form of Warrant issued to designees of EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., dated February 19, 2003.  (7)
4.7
10.1
1992 Stock Option Plan.  (1)
10.3
10.2
1995 Employee Stock Option Plan.  (2)
10.4
10.3
Form of military contract.  (1)
10.7
10.4
1998 Performance Equity Plan.  (3)
10.28
10.5
Performance Equity Plan 2000.  (4)
10.29
10.5.1
Amendment to Performance Equity Plan 2000 (9)
10.6.1
*10.6
Stock Option Agreement, dated August 14, 2001, between Edward J. Fred and the Company.  (5)
10.35
*10.7
Stock Option Agreement between the Company and Edward J. Fred, dated June 18, 2002.  (6)
10.56
10.8
Form of Merger & Acquisition Agreement, between EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. and the Company.  (7)
10.26
10.9
Registration Rights Agreement between the Company and Chemical Investments dated February 26, 2002, as assigned to Crescendo Partners, II. (7)
10.27
10.9.1
Schedule of Omitted Document in the form of Exhibit 10.9, including material detail in which such document differs from Exhibit 10.9.  (7)
10.27.1
*10.10
Stock Option agreement between Vincent Palazzolo and the Company, dated as of May 17, 2004 (8)
10.22
*10.11
Employment Agreement between Vincent Palazzolo and the Company, dated as of December 16, 2009.  (10)
10.23

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*10.12
Stock Option Agreement between the Company and Vincent Palazzolo, dated December 1, 2006 (9)
10.24
*10.13
Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between Edward J. Fred and the Company, dated December 16, 2009.  (10)
10.23
10.14
Credit Agreement between CPI Aerostructures, Inc., and Sovereign Bank, dated as of August 13, 2007 (12)
10.23
10.15
Commercial Security Agreement, dated August 13, 2007, between CPI Aerostructures, Inc., Grantor, and Sovereign Bank, Lender (12)
10.24
10.16
First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of October 22, 2008, by and between CPI Aerostructures, Inc. and Sovereign Bank (15)
 
10.17
ISDA 2002 Master Agreement and Schedule, dated as of October 22, 2008, between Sovereign Bank and CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (15)
 
10.18
Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of July 7, 2009, by and between CPI Aerostructures, Inc. and Sovereign Bank (14)
 
*10.19
Employment Agreement between Douglas McCrosson and the Company, dated as of December 16, 2009.  (10)
 
10.20
Performance Equity Plan 2009 (16)
 
 **10.21  Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated March 13, 2011, by and between CPI Aerostructures, Inc. and Sovereign Bank  
14
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (13)
14
**21
Subsidiaries of the Registrant.
 
**23.1
Consent of J.H. Cohn LLP
 
**31.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
**31.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
**32.1
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
*Management compensation contract or arrangement.
**Filed herewith.

(1)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (No. 33-49270) declared effective on September 16, 1992 and incorporated herein by reference.
(2)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for year ended December 31, 1995 and incorporated herein by reference.
(3)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 1998 and incorporated herein by reference.

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(4)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2000 and incorporated herein by reference.
(5)
Filed as an exhibit to Schedule 13D filed on behalf of Edward J. Fred on October 19, 2001 and incorporated herein by reference.
(6)
Filed as an exhibit to Schedule 13D filed on behalf of Edward J. Fred on July 12, 2002 and incorporated herein by reference.
(7)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2 (No. 333-101902) declared effective on February 12, 2003 and incorporated herein by reference.
(8)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 24, 2004 and incorporated herein by reference.
(9)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 1, 2006 and incorporated herein by reference.
(10)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 21, 2009 and incorporated herein by reference.
(11)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 13, 2007 and incorporated herein by reference.
(12)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 and incorporated herein by reference.
(13)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2003 and incorporated herein by reference.
(14)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 13, 2009 and incorporated herein by reference.
(15)
Filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and incorporated herein by reference.
(16)
Included as Appendix A to the Company’s Proxy Statement filed on April 30, 2009.


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CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.
INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
F-1
   
   
Financial Statements:
 
Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2010 and 2009
F-2
Statements of Income for the Years Ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008
F-3
Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the Years Ended
 
December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008
F-4
Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008
F-5 - F-6
Notes to Financial Statements
F-7 - F-19


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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 


To the Board of Directors and Shareholders
CPI Aerostructures, Inc.
 


We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, and the related statements of income, shareholders' equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2010. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, and its related statements of income, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2010, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 

 



/s/J.H. Cohn LLP


Jericho, New York
March 14, 2011





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CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.


BALANCE SHEETS
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
ASSETS
           
Current Assets:
           
Cash
  $ 823,376     $ 2,224,825  
Accounts receivable, net
    6,152,544       5,403,932  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted
               
contracts
    47,165,166       43,018,221  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    606,369       451,068  
Total current assets
    54,747,455       51,098,046  
                 
Property and equipment, net
    881,915       853,820  
Deferred income taxes
    668,000       526,000  
Other assets
 
    159,817       59,265  
Total Assets
  $ 56,457,187     $ 52,537,131  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 8,267,330     $ 5,859,182  
Accrued expenses
    301,941       610,448  
Current portion of long-term debt
    685,008       636,592  
Line of credit
    800,000       2,200,000  
Deferred income taxes
    182,000       305,000  
Income taxes payable
    134,006       2,368,374  
Total current liabilities
    10,370,285       11,979,596  
                 
                 
Long-term debt, net of current portion
    1,190,097       1,801,357  
Other liabilities
    226,362       238,664  
Total Liabilities
    11,786,744       14,019,617  
                 
Commitments
               
                 
Shareholders’ Equity:
               
Common stock - $.001 par value; authorized 50,000,000 shares,
               
issued 6,911,570 and 6,122,524  shares, respectively, and
               
outstanding 6,789,736 and 6,033,690 shares, respectively
    6,912       6,123  
Additional paid-in capital
    33,272,237       27,369,043  
Retained earnings
    12,417,924       11,888,028  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (45,404 )     (52,874 )
Treasury stock, 121,834 and 88,834 shares, respectively
               
of common stock (at cost)
    (981,226 )     (692,806 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity
    44,670,443       38,517,514  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
  $ 56,457,187     $ 52,537,131  

See Notes to the Financial Statements
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CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.



STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                   
Year ended December 31,
 
2010
   
2009
   
2008
 
                   
Revenue
  $ 43,990,784     $ 43,906,825     $ 35,588,831  
                         
Cost of sales
    37,877,960       32,597,208       27,065,243  
                         
Gross profit
    6,112,824       11,309,617       8,523,588  
                         
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    5,415,292       5,197,663       4,717,080  
Income from operations
    697,532       6,111,954       3,806,508  
                         
Interest income (expense):
                       
  Interest/other income
    3,770       2,014       78,952  
  Interest expense
    (158,406 )     (252,961 )     (31,847 )
Total other income (expense), net
    (154,636 )     (250,947 )     47,105  
Income before provision for income taxes
    542,896       5,861,007       3,853,613  
                         
Provision for income taxes
    13,000       1,915,000       1,263,000  
                         
Net income
  $ 529,896     $ 3,946,007     $ 2,590,613  
                         
Basic net income per common share
  $ 0.08     $ 0.66     $ 0.44  
                         
Diluted net income per common share
  $ 0.08     $ 0.64     $ 0.42  
                         
Shares used in computing earnings per common share:
                       
  Basic
    6,489,942       5,994,326       5,952,703  
  Diluted
    6,736,501       6,156,628       6,203,789  












See Notes to the Financial Statements>
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CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.


 


STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008

 
CommonStock Shares
Amount
Additional Paid-in Capital
Retained Earnings
Treasury Stock
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Total Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
               
Balance at January 1, 2008
5,816,457
$5,816
$24,787,296
$5,351,408
$(541,006)
$----
$29,603,514
Net Income
----
----
----
2,590,613
----
----
2,590,613
Change in unrealized loss from interest  rate swap
----
----
----
----
----
(84,517)
(84,517)
Comprehensive income
----
----
----
----
----
----
2,506,096
Common stock issued upon exercise of  options and warrants
216,250
216
999,471
----
----
----
999,687
Common stock issued as employee compensation
13,566
14
100,793
----
----
----
100,807
Stock compensation expense
----
----
495,046
----
----
----
495,046
Tax benefit from stock option plans
----
----
278,000
----
----
----
278,000
Balance at December 31, 2008
6,046,273
$6,046
$26,660,606
$7,942,021
$(541,006)
$(84,517)
$33,983,150
Net Income
----
----
----
3,946,007
----
----
3,946,007
Change in unrealized loss from interest rate swap
----
----
----
----
----
31,643
31,643
Comprehensive income
----
----
----
----
----
----
3,977,650
Common stock issued upon exercise of options and warrants
60,000
60
151,740
----
----
----
151,800
Common stock issued as employee compensation
16,251
17
72,990
----
----
----
73,007
Stock compensation expense
----
----
483,707
----
----
----
483,707
Treasury stock acquired
----
----
----
----
(151,800)
----
(151,800)
Balance at December 31, 2009
6,122,524
$6,123
$27,369,043
$11,888,028
$(692,806)
$(52,874)
$38,517,514
Net Income
----
----
----
529,896
----
----
529,896
Change in unrealized loss from interest rate swap
----
----
----
----
----
7,470
7,470
Comprehensive income
---
---
---
---
---
---
537,366
Common stock issued in share offering
500,000
500
3,529,041
----
----
----
3,529,541
Common stock issued upon exercise of options and warrants
272,000
272
1,389,678
----
----
----
1,389,950
Common stock issued as employee compensation
17,046
17
126,846
----
----
----
126,863
Stock compensation expense
----
----
553,629
----
----
----
553,629
Tax benefit from stock option plans
---
---
304,000
--
---
---
304,000
Treasury stock acquired
---
---
---
---
(288,420)
---
(288,420)
Balance at December 31, 2010
6,911,570
$6,912
$33,272,237
$12,417,924
$(981,226)
$(45,404)
$44,670,443


See Notes to the Financial Statements>
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STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Year ended December 31,
 
2010
   
2009
   
2008
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
                 
Net income
  $ 529,896     $ 3,946,007     $ 2,590,613  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
    386,394       338,995       287,412  
Deferred rent
    (4,832 )     7,830       20,122  
Stock-based compensation expense
    553,629       483,707       495,046  
Common stock issued as employee compensation
    27,168       21,468       18,260  
Deferred portion of provision for income taxes
    (265,000 )     (367,800 )     (206,961 )
Tax benefit for stock options
    (304,000 )     ---       (278,000 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                       
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable
    (878,612 )     (2,428,920 )     369,363  
Increase in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
    (4,146,945 )     (5,153,205 )     (6,716,835 )
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets
    (125,853 )     168,589       (65,252 )
Decrease in other assets
    ---       60,000       17,416  
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses
    2,199,337       2,136,464       (338,902 )
(Decrease) increase in income taxes payable
    (1,930,368 )     1,461,374       448,000  
Decrease in refundable income taxes
    ---       ----       528,470  
                         
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    (3,959,186 )     674,509       (2,831,248 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
Purchase of property and equipment
    (300,803 )     (142,661 )     (493,667 )
                         
Net cash used in investing activities
    (300,803 )     (142,661 )     (493,667 )
 
                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants
    1,101,529       ---       999,687  
Proceeds from sale of common stock
    3,529,541       ---       ---  
Payment of line of credit
    (2,200,000 )     (800,000 )     (2,500,000 )
Proceeds from line of credit
    800,000       2,700,000       1,700,000  
Payment of long-term debt
    (676,530 )     (631,105 )     (67,081 )
Proceeds from long-term debt
    ---       ---       3,000,000  
Tax benefit for stock options
    304,000       ---       278,000  
Net cash provided by financing activities
    2,858,540       1,268,895       3,410,606  
Net increase (decrease) in cash
    (1,401,449 )     1,800,743       85,691  
Cash at beginning of year
    2,224,825       424,082       338,391  
Cash at end of year
  $ 823,376     $ 2,224,825     $ 424,082  
 
Continued
See Notes to the Financial Statements>
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STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
                   
 
 
 
   
Supplemental schedule of noncash investing and financing activities:
                       
Deferred tax benefit of interest rate swap liability
  $ ---     $ (16,300 )   $ 43,539  
Equipment acquired under capital lease
  $ 113,686     $ 47,180     $ 77,650  
Settlement of other receivables
  $ 60,000     $ 60,000       ---  
Accrued expenses settled in exchange for common stock
  $ 99,696     $ 51,540     $ 82,547  
Stock options proceeds paid with Company’s stock
  $ 288,420     $ 151,800       ----  
Supplemental schedule of cash flow information:
                 
Cash paid during the year for interest
  $ 158,406     $ 265,761     $ 19,262  
Cash paid for income taxes
  $ 2,276,367     $ 808,627     $ 765,000  

See Notes to the Financial Statements>
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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1. PRINCIPAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

The operations of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero” or the “Company”) consist of the production of complex aerospace structural assemblies principally for the U.S. Air Force and other branches of the U.S. armed forces, wither as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor to other defense prime contractors.  The Company also acts as a subcontractor to prime aerospace manufactures in the production of commercial aircraft parts.  The length of the Company’s contracts varies between six months and ten years.

Revenue Recognition

The Company’s revenue is recognized based on the percentage of completion method of accounting for its contracts measured by the percentage of total costs incurred to date to estimated total costs at completion for each contract.  Contract costs include all direct material, labor costs, tooling and those indirect costs related to contract performance, such as indirect labor, supplies, tools, repairs and depreciation costs.  Selling, general and administrative costs are charged to expense as incurred. Estimated losses on uncompleted contracts are recognized in the period in which such losses are determined.  Changes in job performance may result in revisions to costs and income and are recognized in the period in which revisions are determined to be required.  The percentage of completion method of accounting involves considerable use of estimates in determining revenues, costs and profits and in assigning the amounts to accounting periods and, as a result, there can be a significant disparity between earnings (both for accounting and taxes) as reported and actual cash received by the Company during any reporting period.  In accordance with industry practice, costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts, included in the accompanying balance sheets, contain amounts relating to contracts and programs with long production cycles, a portion of which will not be realized within one year.  The Company’s recorded revenue may be adjusted in later periods in the event that the Company’s cost estimates prove to be inaccurate or a contract is terminated.

Government Contracts

The Company’s government contracts are subject to the procurement rules and regulations of the United States government.  Many of the contract terms are dictated by these rules and regulations.  Specifically, cost-based pricing is determined under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”), which provide guidance on the types of costs that are allowable in establishing prices for goods and services under U.S. government contracts. For example, costs such as those related to charitable contributions, advertising, interest expense, and public relations are unallowable, and therefore not recoverable through sales.  During and after the fulfillment of a government contract, the Company may be audited in respect of the direct and allocated indirect costs attributable thereto.  These audits may result in adjustments to the Company’s contract cost, and/or revenue.

When contractual terms allow, the Company invoices its customers on a progress basis.

Cash

 The Company maintains its cash in two financial institutions.  The balances are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  From time to time, the Company’s balances may exceed these limits.  As of December 31, 2010, the Company had approximately $113,000 of uninsured balances.  The Company limits its credit risk by selecting financial institutions considered to be highly credit worthy.

 
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Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable are reported at their outstanding unpaid principal balances.  The Company writes off accounts when they are deemed to be uncollectible.  The Company has recorded an approximate $10,000 allowance for doubtful accounts at December 31, 2010 and 2009.

Property and Equipment

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment is provided by the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets or the life of the lease, for leasehold improvements.

Rent

We recognize rent expense on a straight-line basis over the expected lease term.  Within the provisions of certain leases there are escalations in payments over the lease term.  The effects of the escalations have been reflected in rent expense on a straight-line basis over the expected lease term.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the use of estimates by management.  Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Long Lived Assets

The Company reviews its long-lived assets and certain related intangibles for impairment whenever changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be fully recoverable.  As a result of its review, the Company does not believe that any such change has occurred.  If such changes in circumstance are present, a loss is recognized to the extent the carrying value of the asset is in excess of the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and amounts expected to be realized upon its eventual disposition.

Short-Term Debt

The fair value of the Company’s short-term debt is estimated based on the current rates offered to the Company for debt of similar terms and maturities. Using this method, the fair value of the Company’s short-term debt was not significantly different than the stated value at December 31, 2010 and 2009.

Derivatives

Our use of derivative instruments has primarily been to hedge interest rates. These derivative contracts are entered into with financial institutions.  We do not use derivative instruments for trading purposes and we have procedures in place to monitor and control their use.

We record these derivative financial instruments on the balance sheet at fair value.  For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as a cash flow hedge, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument is reported as a component of other comprehensive loss and reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings.

 
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Any ineffective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument for a cash flow hedge is recorded in the results of operations immediately.  For derivative instruments not designated as hedging instruments, the gain or loss is recognized in the results of operations immediately.  See below for a discussion of our use of derivative instruments, management of credit risk inherent in derivative instruments and fair value information.

In October 2008, the Company entered into an interest rate swap with the objective of reducing our exposure to cash flow volatility arising from interest rate fluctuations associated with certain debt.  The notional amount, maturity date, and currency of these contracts match those of the underlying debt.  The Company has designated this interest rate swap contract as a cash flow hedge.  The Company measures ineffectiveness by comparing the cumulative change in the forward contact with the cumulative change in the hedged item.  No material ineffectiveness was recognized in 2010.  As of December 31, 2010 and 2009, we had a net deferred loss associated with cash flow hedges of approximately $69,000 and $80,000, respectively, due to the interest rate swap which has been included in Other Liabilities.

As a result of the use of derivative instruments, the Company is exposed to risk that the counterparties may fail to meet their contractual obligations.  Recent adverse developments in the global financial and credit markets could negatively impact the creditworthiness of our counterparties and cause one or more of our counterparties to fail to perform as expected.  To mitigate the counterparty credit risk, we only enter into contracts with carefully selected major financial institutions based upon their credit ratings and other factors, and continually assess the creditworthiness of counterparties.  Through December 31, 2010, all counterparties have performed in accordance with their contractual obligations.

Fair Value

At December 31, 2010 and 2009, the fair values of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximated their carrying values because of the short-term nature of these instruments.


 
2010
2009
 
Carrying Amount
Fair Value
Carrying Amount
Fair Value
Debt
       
Short-term borrowings and long-term debt
$2,675,105
$2,675,105
$4,637,949
$4,637,949

We estimated the fair value of debt using market quotes and calculations based on market rates.

 
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The following tables presents the fair values of those financial assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2010 and 2009:

   
Fair Value Measurements 2010
Description
Total
Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical assets     (Level 1)
Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
Significant Unobservable Inputs   (Level 3)
Interest Rate Swap, net
$68,794
--
$68,794
--
Total
$68,794
--
$68,794
--

   
Fair Value Measurements 2009
Description
Total
Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical assets     (Level 1)
Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
Significant Unobservable Inputs   (Level 3)
Interest Rate Swap, net
$ 80,113
--
$ 80,113
--
Total
$ 80,113
--
$ 80,113
--

The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap was determined by comparing the fixed rate set at the inception of the transaction to the “replacement swap rate,” which represents the market rate for an offsetting interest rate swap with the same notional amounts and final maturity date.  The market value is then determined by calculating the present value interest differential between the contractual swap and the replacement swap.

As of December 31, 2010 and 2009, $68,794 and $80,113, respectively, was included in Other Liabilities related to the fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap, and $45,404 and $52,874, respectively, net of tax of $23,390 and $27,239, respectively, was included in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss.

Freight and Delivery Costs

The Company incurred freight and delivery costs of approximately $75,000, $72,000, $159,000, respectively, during the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008. These costs are included in cost of sales.

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per common share is computed using the weighted-average number of shares outstanding.  Diluted earnings per common share is computed using the weighted-average number of shares outstanding adjusted for the incremental shares attributed to outstanding options and warrants to purchase common stock. Incremental shares of 246,559 were used in the calculation of diluted earnings per common share in 2010. Incremental shares of 75,000 were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculations at December 31, 2010,  as their exercise price was in excess of the Company’s quoted market price  and, accordingly, these shares are not assumed to be exercised for the diluted earnings per share calculation. Incremental shares of 162,302 were used in the calculation of diluted earnings per common share in 2009. Incremental shares of 603,333 were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculations at December 31, 2009,  as their exercise price was in excess of the Company’s quoted market price  and, accordingly, these shares are not assumed to be exercised for the diluted earnings per share calculation.  Incremental shares of 251,086 were used in the calculation of diluted earnings per common share in 2008. Incremental shares of 400,000 were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculations at

 
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 December 31, 2008,  as their exercise price was in excess of the Company’s quoted market price  and, accordingly, these shares are not assumed to be exercised for the diluted earnings per share calculation.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No.168, The FASB Accounting Standards Codification and Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles – a replacement of FASB Statement No.162 (the “Codification”) The Codification reorganized existing U.S. accounting and reporting standards issued by the FASB and other related private sector standard setters into a single source of authoritative accounting principles arranged by topic. The Codification supersedes all existing U.S. accounting standards; all other accounting literature not included in the Codification (other than Securities and Exchange Commission guidance for publicly-traded companies) is considered non-authoritative. The Codification is effective on a prospective basis for interim and annual reporting periods ending after September 15, 2009. The adoption of the Codification changed how the Company refers to U.S. GAAP accounting standards but did not impact the Company’s results of operations, financial position or liquidity.
 

 
In June 2009, the FASB issued new guidance for accounting for subsequent events. The new guidance, which is now part of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 855, incorporates the subsequent events guidance contained in the auditing standards literature into authoritative accounting literature. It also requires entities to disclose the date through which they have evaluated subsequent events and whether the date corresponds with the release of their financial statements. ASC 855 is effective for all interim and annual periods ending after September 15, 2009. We adopted ASC 855 upon its issuance and it had no material impact on our financial statements.
 

 
In March 2008, the FASB issued new guidance on the disclosure of derivative instruments and hedging activities. The new guidance is now a part of ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging Activities. This statement requires enhanced disclosures about derivative instruments and hedging activities to enable investors to better understand their effects on an entity’s financial position, financial performance and cash flows. The Company adopted ASC 815 on January 1, 2009.
 


 
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2. COSTS AND ESTIMATED EARNINGS IN EXCESS OF BILLINGS ON UNCOMPLETED CONTRACTS
At December 31, 2010, costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (unbilled) consist of:

 
U.S. Government
Commercial
Total
 
Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts
$120,072,649
$33,521,525
$153,594,174
Estimated earnings
51,712,912
17,647,006
69,359,918
 
171,785,561
51,168,531
222,954,092
Less billings to date
138,885,635
36,903,291
175,788,926
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
$32,899,926
$14,265,240
$47,165,166
       
At December 31, 2009, costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (unbilled) consist of:
 
U.S. Government
Commercial
Total
 
Costs incurred on uncompleted
     
Contracts
$86,564,289
$29,253,639
$115,817,928
Estimated earnings
49,753,060
14,358,779
64,111,839
 
136,317,349
43,612,418
179,929,767
Less billings to date
107,742,619
29,168,927
136,911,546
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
$28,574,730
$14,443,491
$43,018,221


Unbilled costs and estimated earnings are billed in accordance with applicable contract terms.  As of December 31, 2010, approximately $1,500,000 of the balances above are not expected to be collected within one year.  There are no amounts billed under retainage provisions.

 
Revisions in the estimated gross profits on contracts and contract amounts are made in the period in which the circumstances requiring the revisions occur. During the year ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, the effect of such revisions in total estimated contract profits resulted in a decrease to the total gross profit to be earned on the contract of approximately $10,200,000 and $6,100,000, respectively, from that which would have been reported had the revised estimate been used as the basis of recognition of contract profits in prior years.
 

Although management believes it has established adequate procedures for estimating costs to complete on uncompleted open contracts, it is at least reasonably possible that additional significant costs could occur on contracts prior to completion.


 
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3. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

Accounts receivable consists of trade receivables as follows:

2010
2009

Billed receivables
$6,161,524
$5,390,762
Unbilled receivables on completed contracts
---
22,150
Less: allowance for doubtful accounts
(8,980)
(8,980)
 
$6,152,544
$5,403,932

4.           PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:
Property and equipment, at cost, consists of the following
     
Estimated Useful Life
December 31,
2010
2009
       
Machinery and equipment
$665,834
$635,475
5 to 10 years
Computer equipment
1,571,377
1,233,602
5 years
Furniture and fixtures
218,804
201,943
7 years
Automobiles and trucks
13,162
13,162
5 years
Leasehold improvements
863,871
834,373
10 years
 
3,333,048
2,918,555
 
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
2,451,133
2,064,735
 
 
$881,915
$853,820
 

Depreciation and amortization expense for the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008 was $386,394, $338,995 and $287,412, respectively.

During the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, the Company acquired $113,686 and $47,180, respectively, of property and equipment under notes payable and capital leases.

5. LINE OF CREDIT:
 
In August 2007, the Company entered into a two-year, $2.5 million revolving credit facility with Sovereign Bank (the “Sovereign Revolving Facility”), secured by all of the Company’s assets. On July 7, 2009, the Company and Sovereign Bank amended the terms of the Sovereign Revolving Facility, increasing the existing revolving credit facility under the Credit Agreement from an aggregate of $2,500,000 to an aggregate of $3,500,000 and extending the term of the revolving credit facility from August 2010 to August 2011. In addition, the interest rate of borrowings under the revolving credit facility was amended to (i) the greater of 4.0% or 3.5% in excess of the LIBOR rate or (ii) the greater of 4.0% or 0.75% in excess of Sovereign Bank’s prime rate, as elected by the Company in accordance with the Credit Agreement.  The Credit Agreement was further amended to increase the commitment fee from 0.25% to 0.50% per annum on the average daily unused portion of the revolving credit commitment commencing September 30, 2009, and to permit the Company’s sale of a certain single customer accounts receivable.

On May 26, 2010, the Company and Sovereign Bank entered into a third amendment to the Sovereign Revolving Facility increasing the existing revolving credit facility under the Credit Agreement from an aggregate of $3.5 million to an aggregate of $4.0 million and extending the term of the revolving credit facility from August 2011 to August 2013.  In addition, the interest rate on borrowings under the revolving credit facility was decreased to (i) the greater of 3.75% or 3.25% in excess of the LIBOR Rate or (ii) the greater of 3.75% or 0.50% in excess of Sovereign Bank’s prime rate, as elected by the Company in accordance with the Credit Agreement.

 
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As of December 31, 2010, because of the change in estimate on three prime government contracts which resulted in approximately $7.2 million adjustment to revenue in the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company was not in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the credit agreement.  Sovereign Bank has waived these convenants as of December 31, 2010.  In addition, the credit agreement's computation for the Debt Service Coverage Ratio has been amended beginning in the first quarter of 2011 so that the change in estimate adjustment doesn't result in a covenant violation in future quarters.  As of December 31, 2010, the Company had $800,000 outstanding under the Sovereign Revolving Facility, bearing interest at 4.0% per annum.

 
6.           LONG-TERM DEBT>
 
 
On October 22, 2008, the Company obtained a $3 million term loan from Sovereign Bank to be amortized over five years (the “Sovereign Term Facility”).  Prior to entering into the term loan the Company had borrowed $2.5 million under the Sovereign Revolving Facility to fund the initial tooling costs related to a long-term contract.  The Company used the proceeds from the Sovereign Term Facility to repay the borrowings under the Sovereign Revolving Facility and to pay for additional tooling related to a long-term contract.  The Sovereign Term Facility bears interest at the lower of LIBOR plus 2.5% or Sovereign Bank’s prime rate (2.758% as of December 31, 2010) and is secured by all of our assets.
 
 
The terms and conditions of the Sovereign Revolving Facility are applicable to the Sovereign Term Facility.
 
 
Additionally, the Company and Sovereign Bank entered into a five year interest rate swap agreement, in the notional amount of $3 million.  Under the interest rate swap, the Company pays an amount to Sovereign Bank representing interest on the notional amount at a rate of 5.8% and receives an amount from Sovereign representing interest on the notional amount at a rate equal to the one-month LIBOR plus 2.5%. The effect of this interest rate swap will be the Company paying a fixed interest rate of 5.8% over the term of the Sovereign Term Facility.  The value of debt exchanged for a fixed rate of interest reduces according to the repayment schedule of the notes.
 
 
The maturities of the long-term debt are as follows:
 
Year ending December 31,
 
   
   
2011
$685,008
2012
636,423
2013
553,674
 
$1,875,105

Also included in long-term debt are capital leases and notes payable of $125,105 at December 31, 2010, including a current portion of $85,008.

7.           COMMITMENTS:
The Company has employment agreements with six employees.  The aggregate future commitment under these agreements is as follows:

Year ending December 31,
 
   
2011
$1,229,000
2012
847,300
 
$2,076,300


 
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These agreements provide for additional bonus payments that are calculated as defined.

The Company leases an office and warehouse facility under a non-cancelable operating lease which expires in December 2014.  The aggregate future commitment under this agreement is as follows:

Year ending December 31,
 
   
2011
$447,770
2012
461,203
2013
475,038
2014
489,290
 
$1,873,301

Rent expense for the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008 was $443,071, $430,066 and $430,061, respectively.

8. INCOME TAXES
The provision for income taxes consists of the following:

Years ended December 31,
 
2010
   
2009
   
2008
 
Current:
                 
Federal
  $ 435,000     $ 2,282,800     $ 1,513,500  
Prior year overaccrual
    (157,000 )     ---       ---  
                         
Deferred: