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Shiloh Industries 10-K 2005
Form 10-K

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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 October 31, 2005   Commission file no. 0-21964

 


 

Shiloh Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   51-0347683

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

Suite 202, 103 Foulk Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803

(Address of principal executive offices—zip code)

 

(302) 656-1950

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


 

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

 

None

 

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

 

Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 Per Share

 


 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes  ¨  No  x

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.  Yes  ¨  No  x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  x  No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2).  Yes  ¨  No  x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in the Exchange Act Rule 12b-2).  Yes  ¨  No  x

 

Aggregate market value of Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of April 30, 2005, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, at a closing price of $12.78 per share as reported by the Nasdaq National Market, was approximately $62,499,031. Shares of Common Stock beneficially held by each executive officer and director and their respective spouses have been excluded since such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes.

 

Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of December 16, 2005 was 15,947,533.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

Parts of the following document are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K: the Proxy Statement for the registrant’s 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Proxy Statement”).

 



INDEX TO ANNUAL REPORT

ON FORM 10-K

 

Table Of Contents

 

          Page

     PART I:     

Item 1.

  

Business

   3

Item 1A.

  

Risk Factors

   8

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

   8

Item 2.

  

Properties

   8

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

   9

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   9

Item 4A.

  

Executive Officers of the Registrant

   9
     PART II:     

Item 5.

   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities    10

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

   11

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   12

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

   23

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

   25

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

   55

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

   55

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

   55
     PART III:     

Item 10.

  

Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

   55

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

   55

Item 12.

   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters    55

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

   56

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

   56
     PART IV:     

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

   57

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

PART I

 

Item 1.    Business

 

General

 

Shiloh Industries, Inc. is a Delaware corporation organized in 1993. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to the “Company” or “Shiloh” refer to Shiloh Industries, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. The Company’s principal executive offices are located at Suite 202, 103 Foulk Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803 and its telephone number is (302) 656-1950.

 

Shiloh is a full service manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive, heavy truck and other industrial markets. In addition, Shiloh is a designer and engineer of precision tools and dies and welding and assembly equipment for use in its blanking and stamping operations and for sale to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), Tier I automotive suppliers and other industrial customers. The Company’s blanks, which are engineered two dimensional shapes cut from flat-rolled steel, are principally sold to automotive and truck OEMs and are used for exterior steel components, such as fenders, hoods and doors. These blanks include first operation exposed and unexposed blanks and more advanced engineered welded blanks. Engineered welded blanks generally consist of two or more sheets of steel of the same or different material grade, thickness or coating that are welded together utilizing both mash seam resistance and laser welding. The Company’s stampings are principally used as components in mufflers, seat frames, structural rails, window lifts, heat shields, vehicle brakes and other structural body components.

 

The Company also builds modular assemblies, which include components used in the structural and powertrain systems of a vehicle. Structural systems include bumper beams, door impact beams, steering column supports, chassis components and structural underbody modules. Powertrain systems consist of deep draw components, such as oil pans, transmission pans and valve covers. Additionally, the Company provides a variety of intermediate steel processing services, such as oiling, leveling, cutting-to-length, slitting, edge trimming of hot and cold-rolled steel coils and inventory control services for automotive and steel industry customers. The Company has fifteen wholly owned subsidiaries at locations in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee and Mexico.

 

The Company conducts its business and reports its information as one operating segment.

 

History

 

The Company’s origins date back to 1950 when its predecessor, Shiloh Tool & Die Mfg. Company, began to design and manufacture precision tools and dies. As an outgrowth of its precision tool and die expertise, Shiloh Tool & Die Mfg. Company expanded into blanking and stamping operations in the early 1960’s. In April 1993, Shiloh Industries, Inc. was organized as a Delaware corporation to serve as a holding company for its operating subsidiaries and, in July 1993, completed an initial public offering of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”).

 

In November 1999, the Company acquired the automotive division of MTD Products Inc (“MTD Automotive”). MTD Holdings Inc (the parent of MTD Products Inc) is a significant stockholder of the Company.

 

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Products and Manufacturing Processes

 

Revenues derived from the Company’s products were as follows:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

     2005

   2004

   2003

     (dollars in thousands)

Complex stampings and modular assemblies

   $ 219,011    $ 238,373    $ 266,638

Engineered welded blanks

     247,642      238,967      182,131

Blanking

     119,574      104,632      85,463

Tools, dies, steel processing, scrap, and other

     48,352      56,529      50,066
    

  

  

Total

   $ 634,579    $ 638,501    $ 584,298
    

  

  

 

The Company’s complex stamping operations produce engineered stampings and modular assemblies. Stamping is a process in which steel is passed through dies in a stamping press in order to form the steel into three-dimensional parts. The Company produces complex stamped parts using precision single stage, progressive and transfer dies, which the Company either designs and manufactures or sources from third parties. Some stamping operations also provide value-added processes such as welding, assembly and painting capabilities. The Company also manufactures deep draw stampings, such as mufflers, oil pans, transmission pans and valve covers. The Company’s complex stampings and assemblies are principally used as components for bumper beams, door impact beams, steering column support, chassis components, seat frames, structural rails, window lifts, vehicle brakes and other structural body components for automobiles.

 

The Company produces engineered welded blanks utilizing both the mash seam resistance and laser weld processes. The engineered welded blanks that are produced generally consist of two or more sheets of steel of the same or different material grade, thickness or coating welded together into a single flat panel. The primary distinctions between mash seam resistance and laser welding are weld bead appearance and cost.

 

The Company produces steel blanks in its blanking operations. Blanking is a process in which flat-rolled steel is cut into precise two-dimensional shapes by passing steel through a press, employing a blanking die. These blanks, which are used principally by manufacturers in the automobile, heavy truck, and lawn and garden industries, are used by the Company’s automotive and heavy truck customers for automobile exterior and structural components, including fenders, hoods, doors and side panels, and heavy truck wheel rims and brake components and by the Company’s lawn and garden customers for lawn mower decks.

 

The Company also designs, engineers and produces precision tools and dies, and weld and secondary assembly equipment. To support the manufacturing process, the Company supplies or sources from third parties the tools and dies used in the blanking and stamping operations and the welding and secondary assembly equipment used to manufacture modular systems. Advanced technology is maintained to create products and processes that fulfill customers’ advanced product requirements. The Company has computerized most of the design and engineering portions of the tool and die production process to reduce production time and cost.

 

To a lesser extent, the Company provides the service of steel processing and processes flat-rolled steel principally for primary steel producers and manufacturers that require processed steel for end-product manufacturing purposes. The Company also processes flat-rolled steel for internal blanking and stamping operations. The Company either purchases hot-rolled, cold-rolled or coated steel from primary steel producers located throughout the Midwest or receives the steel on a toll-processing basis and does not acquire ownership of it. Cold-rolled and hot-rolled steel often go through additional processing operations to meet the requirements of end-product manufacturers. The Company’s additional processing operations include slitting, cutting-to-length, edge trimming, roller leveling and quality inspecting of flat-rolled steel.

 

Slitting is the cutting of coiled steel to precise widths. Cutting-to-length produces steel cut to specified lengths ranging from 12 inches to 168 inches. Edge trimming removes a specified portion of the outside edges of

 

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the coiled steel to produce a uniform width. Roller leveling flattens the steel by applying pressure across the width of the steel to make the steel suitable for blanking and stamping. To achieve high quality and productivity and to be responsive to customers’ just-in-time supply requirements, most of the Company’s steel processing operations are computerized and have combined several complementary processing lines, such as slitting and cutting-to-length at single facilities. In addition to cleaning, leveling and cutting steel, the Company inspects steel to detect mill production flaws and utilizes computers to provide both visual displays and documented records of the thickness maintained throughout the entire coil of steel. The Company also performs inventory control services for some customers.

 

International Operation

 

The Company’s international operation, which is located in Mexico, is subject to various risks that are more likely to affect this operation than the Company’s domestic operations. These include, among other things, exchange controls and currency restrictions, currency fluctuations, changes in local economic conditions, unsettled political conditions and foreign government-sponsored boycotts of the Company’s products or services for noncommercial reasons. The identifiable assets associated with the Company’s international operation are located where the Company believes the risks to be minimal.

 

Customers

 

The Company produces blanked and stamped parts and processed flat-rolled steel for a variety of industrial customers. The Company supplies steel blanks, stampings and modular assemblies primarily to North American automotive manufacturers and stampings to Tier I automotive suppliers. The Company also supplies blanks and stampings to manufacturers in the lawn and garden, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”), home appliance and construction industries. Finally, the Company processes flat-rolled steel for a number of primary steel producers.

 

The Company’s largest customer is General Motors Corporation (“General Motors”). The Company has been working with General Motors for more than 20 years and operates a vendor managed program to supply blanks, which program includes on-site support staff, electronic data interchange, logistics support, a just-in-time delivery system and, over the past five years, supplying engineered welded blanks. As a result of the acquisition of MTD Automotive in November 1999, Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) became another significant customer. The Company supplies Ford with blanks, deep draw stampings and modular assemblies. The Company also does business with DaimlerChrysler AG (“DaimlerChrysler”), and sales to DaimlerChrysler grew to exceed 10% of consolidated revenues in fiscal 2004. The Company supplies DaimlerChrysler with engineered welded blanks, blanks, and deep draw stampings.

 

In fiscal 2005, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Ford accounted for approximately 41%, 9% and 8% of the Company’s revenues, respectively.

 

Sales and Marketing

 

The Company operates a sales and technical center in Canton, Michigan, which center is in close proximity to certain of its automotive customers. The sales and marketing organization is structured to efficiently service all of the Company’s key customers and directly market the Company’s automotive and steel processing products and services. The sales force is organized to enable the Company to target sales and marketing efforts at three distinct types of customers, which include OEM customers, Tier I suppliers and steel consumers and producers.

 

The Company’s engineering staff at the Canton location provides total program management, technical assistance and advanced product development support to customers during the product development stage of new vehicle design.

 

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Operations and Engineering

 

The Company operates ten manufacturing facilities in the United States and one manufacturing facility in Mexico, along with two technical centers in Canton, Michigan and Valley City, Ohio that coordinate advanced product and process development and applications with its customers and its manufacturing facilities. The Company’s manufacturing facilities and technical centers are strategically located close to its customers’ engineering organizations and fabricating-assembly plants. Each facility of the Company is focused on meeting the business strategy of the Company by optimizing its performance in quality, cost and delivery.

 

Raw Materials

 

The basic materials required for the Company’s operations are hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated steel. The Company obtains steel from a number of primary steel producers and steel service centers. The majority of the steel is purchased through customers’ steel buying programs. Under these programs, the Company purchases steel at the steel price that its customers negotiated with the steel suppliers. Although the Company takes ownership of the steel, the customers are responsible for all steel price fluctuations. Most of the steel owned by the Company is purchased domestically. A portion of the steel processing products and services are provided to customers on a toll processing basis. Under these arrangements, the Company charges a specified fee for operations performed without acquiring ownership of the steel and being burdened with the attendant costs of ownership and risk of loss. Through centralized purchasing, the Company attempts to purchase raw materials at the lowest competitive prices for the quantity purchased. The amount of steel available for processing is a function of the production levels of primary steel producers.

 

Competition

 

Competition for sales of steel blanks and stampings is intense, coming from numerous companies, including independent domestic and international suppliers, and from internal divisions of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler, as well as independent domestic and international Tier I and Tier II suppliers, some of which have blanking facilities. Competition for sales of automotive stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assemblies business are AZ Automotive Corp., Cosma, a division of Magna International, Inc., Oxford Automotive, Inc. and Tower Automotive. The significant areas of competition with these companies are price, product quality, delivery and engineering capabilities. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include Noble International, Ltd., TWB Co, LLC, Olympic Steel, Inc., Powerlaser Ltd., Procoil Corp. and Laser Welding International, Inc. The significant areas of competition with these companies are product quality, price, delivery, location and engineering capabilities.

 

Employees

 

As of November 25, 2005, the Company had approximately 1,940 employees. An aggregate of approximately 590 employees at four of the Company’s subsidiaries are covered by four collective bargaining agreements that are due to expire in May 2007, August 2008, June 2009 and May 2010.

 

Backlog

 

A significant portion of the Company’s business pertains to automobile platforms for various model years. Orders against these platforms are subject to releases by the customer and are not considered technically firm. Backlog, therefore, is not a meaningful indicator of future performance.

 

Seasonality

 

The Company typically experiences decreased revenue and operating income during its first fiscal quarter of each year, usually resulting from generally lower overall automobile production during November and December. The Company’s revenues and operating income in its third fiscal quarter can also be affected by the typically lower automobile production activities in July due to manufacturers’ shutdowns and new model changeovers of production lines.

 

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Environmental Matters

 

The Company is subject to environmental laws and regulations concerning emissions to the air, discharges to waterways and generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste and hazardous materials.

 

The Company is also subject to laws and regulations that can require the remediation of contamination that exists at current or former facilities. In addition, the Company is subject to other federal and state laws and regulations regarding health and safety matters. Each of the Company’s production facilities has permits and licenses allowing and regulating air emissions and water discharges. While the Company believes that at the present time its production facilities are in substantial compliance with environmental laws and regulations, these laws and regulations are constantly evolving and it is impossible to predict whether compliance with these laws and regulations may have a material adverse effect on the Company in the future.

 

MTD Automotive, at its facilities in Parma and Valley City, Ohio, has engaged in industrial manufacturing operations since 1946 and 1968, respectively, during which time various hazardous substances have been handled at each facility. As a consequence of these historic operations, the potential for liability relating to contamination of soil and groundwater may exist at the Parma facility, which the Company leases from MTD Products Inc, and the Valley City facility, which the Company owns. Although the Company could be liable for cleanup costs at these facilities, MTD Products Inc, a subsidiary of MTD Holdings Inc, is contractually obligated to indemnify the Company against any such costs arising as a result of operations prior to the Company’s acquisition of the MTD Automotive business.

 

ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard issued in September 1996 by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO 14001 identifies the elements of an Environmental Management System (“EMS”) necessary for an organization to effectively manage its impact on the environment. The ultimate objective of the standard is to integrate the EMS with overall business management processes and systems so that environmental considerations are a routine part of business decisions. As of October 31, 2003, all of the Company’s facilities were ISO 14001 certified. The Company has completed the certification process at each of its eleven manufacturing facilities for the latest and highest international quality standard for the automotive industry, ISO/TS 16949:2002. The Company believes this certification will be a market requirement for doing business in the future in the automotive industry.

 

Segment and Geographic Information

 

The Company conducts its business and reports its information as one operating segment—Automotive Products. The Chief Executive Officer of the Company has been identified as the chief operating decision maker as he has final authority over performance assessment and resource allocation decisions. In determining that one operating segment is appropriate, the Company considered the nature of the business activities, the existence of managers responsible for the operating activities and information presented to the Board of Directors for its consideration and advice. Furthermore, the Company is a full service manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies predominately for the automotive and heavy truck markets. Customers and suppliers are substantially the same among operations, and all processes entail the acquisition of steel and the processing of the steel for use in the automotive industry.

 

Revenues from the Company’s foreign subsidiary in Mexico were $37.9 million, $47.4 million and $46.7 million for fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. These revenues represent 6% of total revenue for fiscal year 2005, 7% of total revenues for fiscal year 2004 and 8% for fiscal year 2003, respectively. Long-lived assets consist primarily of net property, plant and equipment. Long-lived assets of the Company’s foreign subsidiary totaled $19.1 million and $20.4 million at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The consolidated long-lived assets of the Company totaled $244.6 million and $259.2 million at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

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Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Not applicable until the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended October 31, 2006.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 2. Properties

 

The Company is a Delaware holding company that has fifteen wholly owned subsidiaries located in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee and Mexico. The Company believes substantially all of its property and equipment is in good condition and that it has sufficient capacity to meet its current operational needs. The Company’s facilities, all of which are owned (except for its Parma, Ohio manufacturing facility and its Troy, Michigan technical center), are as follows:

 

Subsidiary


 

Facility
Name


 

Location


  Square
Footage


    Year
Occupied


 

Description of Use


Shiloh Corporation

  Mansfield Blanking   Mansfield, Ohio   295,000     1955   Blanking/Tool and Die Production

Medina Blanking, Inc.

  Medina Blanking   Valley City, Ohio   255,000     1986   Blanking/Engineered Welded Blanks/Engineering and Development

Medina Blanking, Inc.

  Ohio Welded Blank   Valley City, Ohio   254,000     2000   Engineered Welded Blanks

VCS Properties, LLC

      Valley City, Ohio   260,000     1977   Real Estate Leasing

Liverpool Coil Processing, Incorporated

  LCPI   Valley City, Ohio   244,000     1990   Other Steel Processing/ Administration

Shiloh Automotive, Inc.

  Liverpool Manufacturing   Valley City, Ohio   250,000     1999   Complex Stamping and Modular Assembly

Shiloh Automotive, Inc.

  Cleveland Manufacturing   Parma, Ohio   342,000 (1)   1999   Complex Stamping and Modular Assembly/ Administration

Sectional Stamping, Inc.

  Wellington Stamping   Wellington, Ohio   235,000     1987   Complex Stamping and Modular Assembly

Greenfield Die & Manufacturing Corp.

  Canton Manufacturing   Canton, Michigan   170,000     1996   Engineered Welded Blanks/Complex Stamping and Modular Assembly/ Sales and Marketing/ Engineering and Development

Greenfield Die & Manufacturing Corp.

  Troy Technical Center   Troy, Michigan   1,900 (2)   2005   Sales and Marketing/ Engineering and Development

Jefferson Blanking Inc.

 

Jefferson

Blanking

  Pendergrass, Georgia   185,500     1998   Blanking/Engineered Welded Blanks

Shiloh Industries, Inc., Dickson Manufacturing Division

  Dickson Manufacturing   Dickson, Tennessee   242,000     2000   Complex Stamping and Modular Assembly

Shiloh de Mexico S. A. de C.V.

  Saltillo Welded Blank   Saltillo, Mexico   153,000     2000   Engineered Welded Blanks

(1) The Parma facility is leased to the Company by MTD Products Inc.
(2) The Troy Technical Center is leased to the Company.

 

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Item 3. Legal Proceedings

 

The Company is involved in various lawsuits arising in the ordinary course of business. In management’s opinion, the outcome of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

No matter was submitted to a vote of security holders during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005.

 

Item 4A. Executive Officers of the Registrant

 

The information under this Item 4A is furnished pursuant to Instruction 3 to Item 401(b) of Regulation S-K.

 

Curtis E. Moll, Chairman of the Board.    Mr. Moll became Chairman of the Board of the Company in April 1999, and he has served as a Director of the Company since its formation in April 1993. Since 1980, Mr. Moll has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MTD Holdings Inc (formerly MTD Products Inc), a privately held manufacturer of outdoor equipment. Mr. Moll also serves as a director of Sherwin Williams Company and AGCO Corporation. Mr. Moll is 66 years old.

 

Theodore K. Zampetis, President and Chief Executive Officer.    In January 2002, Mr. Zampetis became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since 1993. From January 2001 to January 2002, he served as President of Strategic Partners International, LLC, a management consulting firm. From November 1999 to December 2000, Mr. Zampetis independently conducted research and performed certain consulting services. Previously, he had worked for 27 years at The Standard Products Company, a global manufacturer of rubber and plastic parts principally for automotive original equipment manufacturers, where he held various positions including President and Chief Operating Officer of World Wide Operations from 1991 to 1999, at which point Standard Products was sold to Cooper Tire. Mr. Zampetis is 60 years old.

 

Stephen E. Graham, Chief Financial Officer.    Mr. Graham was named Chief Financial Officer in October 2001. From February 2000 to October 2001, Mr. Graham served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic Technologies International, a steel manufacturing company that filed for bankruptcy in April 2001. From May 1996 to February 2000, Mr. Graham served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dura Automotive, a Tier I automotive supplier. Mr. Graham is 48 years old.

 

James F. Keys, Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology/Sales and Marketing.    Mr. Keys was named Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology/Sales and Marketing in May 2002. From January 2001 to May 2002, Mr. Keys served as Senior Partner of Strategic Partners International, LLC, a management consulting firm. Mr. Keys was self-employed during calendar year 2000. Mr. Keys worked for The Standard Products Company from 1971 through 1999, at which point Standard Products was sold to Cooper Tire. During 1999, Mr. Keys served as Executive Vice President of Research and Advanced Technology—Worldwide for Standard Products. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Keys served as Executive Vice President—International Operations. Mr. Keys is 52 years old.

 

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PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

The Company’s Common Stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol “SHLO.” On December 16, 2005, the closing price for the Company’s Common Stock was $13.24 per share.

 

The Company’s Common Stock commenced trading on the Nasdaq National Market on June 29, 1993. The table below sets forth the high and low bid prices for the Company’s Common Stock for its four quarters in each of 2005 and 2004.

 

     2005

   2004

Quarter


   High

   Low

   High

   Low

1st

   $ 16.18    $ 8.72    $ 11.79    $ 4.35

2nd

   $ 17.86    $ 11.30    $ 10.00    $ 6.99

3rd

   $ 13.90    $ 9.36    $ 18.67    $ 7.05

4th

   $ 13.94    $ 11.15    $ 16.44    $ 7.70

 

As of the close of business on December 16, 2005, there were 126 stockholders of record for the Company’s Common Stock. The Company believes that the actual number of stockholders of the Company’s Common Stock exceeds 400. The Company has not declared or paid any cash dividends on its Common Stock since its incorporation in April 1993. The Company currently intends to retain earnings and does not anticipate paying Common Stock dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data

 

The following table sets forth selected consolidated financial data of the Company. The data for each of the five years in the period ended October 31, 2005 are derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company. The data presented below should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included elsewhere in this Annual Report.

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
(Amounts in thousands, except per share)    2005

   2004

   2003

    2002

    2001

 

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:

                                      

Revenues

   $ 634,579    $ 638,501    $ 584,298     $ 625,577     $ 662,447  
    

  

  


 


 


Operating income (loss)

   $ 42,673    $ 39,664    $ 21,345     $ (6,897 )   $ (29,313 )
    

  

  


 


 


Income (loss) before cumulative effect of accounting change

   $ 26,752    $ 18,759    $ 5,576     $ (26,756 )   $ (35,482 )

Cumulative effect of accounting change

     —        —        (1,963 )     —         —    
    

  

  


 


 


Net income (loss)

   $ 26,752    $ 18,759    $ 3,613     $ (26,756 )   $ (35,482 )
    

  

  


 


 


EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:

                                      

Basic earnings (loss) per share:

                                      

Net income (loss) before cumulative effect of accounting change

   $ 1.69    $ 1.18    $ 0.35     $ (1.81 )   $ (2.40 )

Cumulative effect of accounting change

     —        —        (0.13 )     —         —    
    

  

  


 


 


Net income (loss)

   $ 1.69    $ 1.18    $ 0.22     $ (1.81 )   $ (2.40 )
    

  

  


 


 


Basic weighted average number of common shares

     15,915      15,646      15,246       14,887       14,798  

Diluted earnings (loss) per share:

                                      

Net income (loss) before cumulative effect of accounting change

   $ 1.64    $ 1.15    $ 0.35     $ (1.81 )   $ (2.40 )

Cumulative effect of accounting change

     —        —        (0.13 )     —         —    
    

  

  


 


 


Net income (loss)

   $ 1.64    $ 1.15    $ 0.22     $ (1.81 )   $ (2.40 )
    

  

  


 


 


Diluted weighted average number of common shares

     16,421      16,156      15,482       14,887       14,798  

OTHER DATA:

                                      

Capital expenditures

   $ 22,394    $ 13,945    $ 22,123     $ 16,964     $ 41,172  

Depreciation, amortization and other non-cash charges

     35,119      33,137      29,590       29,050       28,164  

BALANCE SHEET DATA (as of period end):

                                      

Working capital (deficit)

   $ 26,392    $ 1,448    $ (13,657 )   $ 45,287     $ 87,029  

Total assets

     394,793      399,181      389,205       448,355       529,460  

Total long-term debt

     92,384      100,329      137,838       209,955       268,545  

Other long-term obligations

     28,282      30,803      14,999       18,999       33,032  

Stockholders’ equity

     150,334      129,561      111,155       107,650       131,687  

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

(Dollar amounts in thousands)

 

Sustainable Business Model

 

The following narrative, which includes, among other things, a description of the results of operations of the Company for fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004 and fiscal 2004 compared to fiscal 2003, reports significant variations and improvements in the Company’s recent results. These results are the outcome of instituting a new sustainable business model for the Company built upon the concepts of process characterization and process optimization throughout the organization. Process characterization is based on self analysis of the business processes of the Company by the process owners, who are the people in the organization responsible for the success or failure of that process. Process characterization represents the response to seeking a way to perform a business process in a more productive or efficient manner. Logically applying these steps requires establishing priorities in order that the most serious and rewarding issues are addressed sooner rather than later. Examples of the application of the concepts of process characterization and process optimization include identifying and overcoming causes of equipment downtime, reducing die changeover time, coil yield analysis, and obstacles to the accurate transmission of electronic data interchange.

 

The objective of instituting these concepts was to stabilize the Company and to achieve quality and productivity improvements in all processes of the Company’s business, including plant operations and administrative functions. Since inception of the new business model in mid-year of fiscal 2002, the Company has been exiting unprofitable and non-strategic businesses and has achieved manufacturing cost reductions, launched new products, improved gross margins and reduced administrative costs. These efforts have led to improved working capital management and reduced cash requirements as well as contributed to positive cash generation and debt reduction.

 

During fiscal 2003, once stabilized, the Company began the process of renewal, capitalizing on its key capabilities. This phase continued throughout 2004. Fiscal 2005 began with the renewal phase continuing and leading to an emphasis on profitable growth during 2005 and beyond. The application of the Company’s sustainable business model continues to be the focus of the Company’s management for fiscal 2006. As noted below under “Forward-Looking Statements,” the future success of the Company depends upon, among other factors, continuing to successfully institute this strategic initiative.

 

General

 

The Company is a supplier of numerous parts to both automobile OEMs and, as a Tier II supplier, to Tier I automotive part manufacturers who in turn supply OEMs. The parts that the Company produces supply many models of vehicles manufactured by nearly all vehicle manufacturers that produce vehicles in North America. As a result, the Company’s revenues are very dependent upon the North American production of automobiles and light trucks, particularly traditional domestic manufacturers, such as General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Ford. According to industry statistics, traditional domestic manufacturer production for fiscal 2005 declined by 3.7% and total North American car and light truck production for fiscal 2005 declined 0.1% from the production of fiscal 2004.

 

Another significant factor affecting the Company’s revenues is the Company’s ability to successfully bid on the production and supply of parts for models that will be newly introduced to the market by the Company’s customers. These new model introductions typically go through a start of production phase with build levels that are higher than normal because the consumer supply network is filled to ensure adequate supply to the market, resulting in an increase in the Company’s revenues at the beginning of the cycle.

 

Plant utilization levels are very important to profitability because of the capital-intensive nature of these operations. At October 31, 2005, the Company’s facilities were operating at approximately 49% capacity. The Company defines capacity as 20 working hours per day and five days per week. Utilization of capacity is dependent upon the releases against customer purchase orders that are used to establish production schedules and manpower and equipment requirements for each month and quarterly period of the fiscal year.

 

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The majority of the Company’s stamping and engineered welded blank operations purchase steel through the customers’ steel programs. Under these programs, the Company pays the steel suppliers and passes on to the customers the steel price the customers negotiated with the steel suppliers. Although the Company takes ownership of the steel, the customers are responsible for all steel price fluctuations. The Company also purchases steel directly from domestic primary steel producers and steel service centers. Domestic steel pricing has generally been increasing recently for several reasons, including capacity restraints, higher raw material costs and the weakening of the U.S. dollar in relation to foreign currencies. Finally, the Company blanks and processes steel for some of its customers on a toll processing basis. Under these arrangements, the Company charges a tolling fee for the operations that it performs without acquiring ownership of the steel and being burdened with the attendant costs of ownership and risk of loss. Toll processing operations results in lower revenues but higher gross margins than operations where the Company takes ownership of the steel. Revenues from operations involving directly owned steel include a component of raw material cost whereas toll processing revenues do not.

 

Changes in the price of scrap steel can have a significant effect on the Company’s results of operations because substantially all of its operations generate engineered scrap steel. Engineered scrap steel is a planned by-product of the Company’s processing operations, and proceeds from the disposition of scrap steel contribute to gross margin by offsetting the increases in the cost of steel and the attendant costs of quality and availability. Changes in the price of steel impact the Company’s results of operations because raw material costs are by far the largest component of cost of sales in processing directly owned steel. The Company actively manages its exposure to changes in the price of steel, and, in most instances, passes along the rising price of steel to its customers.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Preparation of the Company’s financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. The Company believes its estimates and assumptions are reasonable; however, actual results and the timing of the recognition of such amounts could differ from those estimates. The Company has identified the items that follow as critical accounting policies and estimates utilized by management in the preparation of the Company’s financial statements. These estimates were selected because of inherent imprecision that may result from applying judgment to the estimation process. The expenses and accrued liabilities or allowances related to these policies are initially based on the Company’s best estimates at the time they are recorded. Adjustments are charged or credited to income and the related balance sheet account when actual experience differs from the expected experience underlying the estimates. The Company makes frequent comparisons of actual experience and expected experience in order to mitigate the likelihood that material adjustments will be required.

 

Revenue Recognition.    In accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104, the Company recognizes revenue when there is evidence of a sales agreement, the delivery of goods has occurred, the sales price is fixed or determinable and collectibility of revenue is reasonably assured. The Company generally records revenues upon shipment of product to customers and transfer of title under standard commercial terms. Price adjustments are recognized in the period when management believes that such amounts become probable, based on management’s estimates.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts.    The Company evaluates the collectibility of accounts receivable based on several factors. In circumstances where the Company is aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations, a specific allowance for doubtful accounts is recorded against amounts due to reduce the net recognized receivable to the amount the Company reasonably believes will be collected. Additionally, the allowance for doubtful accounts is estimated based on historical experience of write-offs and the current financial condition of customers. The financial condition of the Company’s customers is dependent on, among other things, the general economic environment, which may substantially change, thereby affecting the recoverability of amounts due to the Company from its customers.

 

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Inventory Reserves.    Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined on the first-in, first-out basis. Where appropriate, standard cost systems are used to determine cost and the standards are adjusted as necessary to ensure they approximate actual costs. Estimates of lower of cost or market value of inventory are based upon current economic conditions, historical sales quantities and patterns, and in some cases, the specific risk of loss on specifically identified inventories.

 

The Company values inventories on a regular basis to identify inventories on hand that may be obsolete or in excess of current future projected market demand. For inventory deemed to be obsolete, the Company provides a reserve for the full value of the inventory, net of estimated realizable value. Inventory that is in excess of current and projected use is reduced by an allowance to a level that approximates future demand. Additional inventory reserves may be required if actual market conditions differ from management’s expectations.

 

Deferred Tax Assets.    Deferred taxes are recognized at currently enacted tax rates for temporary differences between the financial reporting and income tax bases of assets and liabilities and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, the Company established a valuation allowance to record its deferred tax assets at an amount that is more likely than not to be realized. While future projections for taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies have been considered in assessing the need for the valuation allowance, in the event the Company were to determine that it would be able to realize its deferred tax assets in the future in excess of their recorded amount, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset would increase income in the period such determination was made. Likewise, should the Company determine that it would not be able to realize all or part of its net deferred tax assets in the future, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset would be charged to income in the period such determination was made.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets.    The Company’s long-lived assets primarily include property, plant and equipment. If an indicator of impairment exists for certain groups of property, plant and equipment, the Company will compare the forecasted undiscounted cash flows attributable to the assets to their carrying value. If the carrying values exceed the undiscounted cash flows, the Company then determines the fair values of the assets. If the carrying value exceeds the fair value of the assets, then an impairment charge is recognized for the difference.

 

The Company cannot predict the occurrence of future impairment-triggering events. Such events may include, but are not limited to, significant industry or economic trends and strategic decisions made in response to changes in the economic and competitive conditions impacting the Company’s business. Based on current facts, the Company believes there is currently no impairment to the Company’s long-lived assets.

 

Group Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Accruals.    The Company is self-insured for group insurance and workers’ compensation and reviews these accruals on a monthly basis to adjust the balances as determined necessary. The Company reviews claims data and lag analysis as the primary indicators of the accruals. Additionally, the Company reviews specific large insurance claims to determine whether there is a need for additional accrual on a case-by-case basis. Changes in the claim lag periods and the specific occurrences could materially impact the required accrual balance period-to-period.

 

Pension and Other Post-retirement Costs and Liabilities.    The Company has recorded significant pension and other post-retirement benefit liabilities that are developed from actuarial valuations. The determination of the Company’s pension liabilities requires key assumptions regarding discount rates used to determine the present value of future benefit payments and the expected return on plan assets. The discount rate is also significant to the development of other post-retirement liabilities. The Company determines these assumptions in consultation with, and after input from, its actuaries.

 

The discount rate reflects the estimated rate at which the pension and other post-retirement liabilities could be settled at the end of the year. When determining the discount rate, the Company considers the most recent available interest rates on Moody’s Aa Corporate bonds with maturities of at least twenty years as of year-end. Based upon this analysis, the Company reduced the discount rate used to measure its pension and post-retirement

 

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liabilities to 5.50% at October 31, 2005 from 6.00% at October 31, 2004. A change of 25 basis points in the discount rate would increase or decrease expense on an annual basis by approximately $216.

 

The assumed long-term rate of return on pension assets is applied to the market value of plan assets to derive a reduction to pension expense that approximates the expected average rate of asset investment return over ten or more years. A decrease in the expected long-term rate of return will increase pension expense whereas an increase in the expected long-term rate will reduce pension expense. Decreases in the level of plan assets will serve to increase the amount of pension expense whereas increases in the level of actual plan assets will serve to decrease the amount of pension expense. Any shortfall in the actual return on plan assets from the expected return will increase pension expense in future years due to the amortization of the shortfall whereas any excess in the actual return on plan assets from the expected return will reduce pension expense in future periods due to the amortization of the excess. A change of 25 basis points in the assumed rate of return on pension assets would increase or decrease pension assets by approximately $103.

 

The Company’s investment policy for assets of the plans is to maintain an allocation generally of 40 to 60 percent in equity securities, 40 to 60 percent in debt securities, and 0 to 10 percent in real estate. Equity security investments are structured to achieve an equal balance between growth and value stocks. The Company determines the annual rate of return on pension assets by first analyzing the composition of its asset portfolio. Historical rates of return are applied to the portfolio. The Company’s investment advisors and actuaries review this computed rate of return. Industry comparables and other outside guidance are also considered in the annual selection of the expected rates of return on pension assets.

 

For the twelve months ended October 31, 2005, the actual return on pension plans’ assets for all of the Company’s plans approximated 7.5% to 12.1%, which was a higher rate of return than the 7.25% to 8.00% expected rates of return on plan assets used to derive pension expense. The higher actual return on plans assets reflects the recovery of the equity markets experienced from the depressed levels, which have existed since the end of 2001. Based on recent and projected market and economic conditions, the Company revised its estimate for the expected long-term return on its plan assets to 7.25% to 7.50% for fiscal 2006, from 7.25% to 8.00%, the assumptions used to derive fiscal 2005 expense.

 

If the fair value of the pension plans’ assets are below the plans’ accumulated benefit obligation (“ABO”), the Company is required to record a minimum liability. If the amount of the ABO in excess of the fair value of plan assets is large enough, the Company may be required, by law to make additional contributions to the pension plans. Actual results that differ from these estimates may result in more or less future Company funding into the pension plans than is planned by management.

 

Results of Operations

 

Year Ended October 31, 2005 Compared to Year Ended October 31, 2004

 

Revenues.    Sales for fiscal 2005 were $634,579 compared to sales of $638,501 for fiscal 2004, a decrease of $3,922, or 0.6%. The slight decrease in sales resulted from weaker demand for the Company’s products in the automotive markets that the Company supplies. According to industry statistics, traditional domestic manufacturer production for fiscal 2005 declined by 3.7% and total North American car and light truck production for fiscal 2005 declined by 0.1% from the production of fiscal 2004. Fiscal 2005 was favorably affected by sales of parts for the heavy truck market as the heavy truck industry build increased year-over-year.

 

Gross Profit.    Gross profit for fiscal 2005 was $78,261, an increase of $1,842 over the gross profit of fiscal 2004 of $76,419. As a percentage of sales, gross profit in fiscal 2005 was 12.3% compared to 12.0% in fiscal 2004. The improvement in gross profit was primarily a result of a decline in manufacturing expenses in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004. The decline in manufacturing expenses in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004 was based on a reduction in personnel, lower personnel related expenses, lower maintenance and repair

 

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costs, lower costs of manufacturing supplies and increased depreciation expense in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004. This improvement in gross profit was partially offset by the reduced volumes of sales experienced in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004 as well as increased material costs in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses.    Selling, general and administrative expenses were $35,588, or 5.6% of fiscal 2005 sales, compared to $36,755, or 5.8% of sales in fiscal 2004, a decrease of $1,167. Selling, general and administrative expenses declined in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004 due a reduction in personnel and lower personnel related costs.

 

Other.    For fiscal 2005, interest expense was $8,010, a decrease of $800 from interest expense incurred in fiscal 2004. In January 2005, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, resulting in the accelerated amortization of deferred financing costs of $1,322 included in interest expense in fiscal 2005. In fiscal 2004, interest expense included approximately $350 of accelerated amortization of deferred financing costs associated with the Company’s former credit agreement. Remaining interest expense of $6,688 accrued on debt for fiscal 2005 decreased by $1,772 from interest expense accrued on debt for fiscal 2004 as a result of a lower level of borrowed funds, offset slightly by an increase in the rate of interest. Borrowed funds averaged $120,388 during fiscal 2005 and the weighted average interest rate was 5.00%. For fiscal 2004, borrowed funds averaged $141,063 while the weighted average interest rate was 4.89%.

 

Other expense, net was $83 in fiscal 2005. In fiscal 2004, other income, net was $226. In fiscal 2005, the expense was a result of foreign currency transaction losses, while in fiscal 2004, other income was primarily due to foreign currency transaction gains. In each year, these transactions occurred at the Company’s Mexican subsidiary.

 

The provision for income taxes in fiscal 2005 was $7,973. The provision includes the income tax benefits for a reduction in the deferred tax valuation allowance, the resolution of certain tax contingencies, the recognition of the benefit of additional ordinary losses allocated to the Company and the impact of a change in the State of Ohio tax on income on the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities. In previous fiscal years, the Company had provided a valuation allowance for tax credits and capital loss carryforwards and reserves for certain other tax contingencies recorded against net operating loss carryforwards since the Company was experiencing losses and realization of the credits and other items was uncertain. In the second and third quarters of fiscal 2005, these matters were resolved, eliminating the requirement for a portion of the valuation allowance and these reserves. The Company, therefore, recorded a benefit in the tax provision of $4,506 in fiscal 2005, representing the reduction of the valuation allowance and other related reserves associated with these tax credits and tax contingencies and the elimination of the benefit of the capital loss carryforwards and the related valuation allowance together with the recognition of the tax benefit of additional ordinary losses allocated to the Company that are currently realizable. The provision for income taxes also includes the benefit of $1,102 for the effect of the change in the State of Ohio corporate income tax on the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities.

 

The provision for income taxes in fiscal 2004 was $12,426 on income before taxes of $31,185 for an effective tax rate of 39.8%. For fiscal 2005, the Company had income before taxes of $34,725, and tax benefits of $5,608 resulted in a provision for income taxes of $7,973, for an effective tax rate of 23.0%. Without the income tax benefits of $5,608 recorded in fiscal 2005, the Company would have had a provision for income taxes of $13,581 on income before taxes of $34,725, which would have resulted in an effective tax rate of 39.1% for fiscal 2005, comparable to the effective tax rate for fiscal 2004. The Company is presenting taxes and tax rates without tax benefits to facilitate comparisons between the periods.

 

Net Income.    Net income for fiscal 2005 was $26,752, or $1.69 per share, basic, and $1.64 per share, diluted. For fiscal 2004, net income was $18,759 or $1.18 per share, basic, and $1.15 per share, diluted.

 

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Year Ended October 31, 2004 Compared to Year Ended October 31, 2003

 

Revenues.    Sales for fiscal 2004 were $638,501 compared to sales of $584,298 for fiscal 2003, an increase of $54,203, or 9.3%. The Company’s sales increased over last year because of the favorable build levels of the models for which the Company supplies products in spite of the decline in North American car and light truck production of 0.7% in fiscal 2004 compared to fiscal 2003. The remainder of the Company’s sales increase was attributable to the production of new vehicle models that were introduced during fiscal 2004. The Company did not previously provide parts for the predecessors of these new models. New models launched during fiscal 2004 for which the Company supplied parts included the Chevrolet Malibu and Cobalt, Pontiac G6, Dodge Durango, Ford Mustang, and Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra. Fiscal 2004 was also favorably affected by sales of parts for the heavy truck market because heavy truck industry build increased year-over-year.

 

Gross Profit.    Gross profit for fiscal 2004 was $76,419, an increase of $18,901 over the gross profit of fiscal 2003. As a percentage of sales, gross profit in fiscal 2004 was 12.0% compared to 9.8% in fiscal 2003, an improvement of 2.2 percentage points. For fiscal 2004, gross profit improved due to the increased sales experienced in fiscal 2004 compared to the prior year. Gross profit was also favorably impacted by the net recovery of material cost increases. Manufacturing expenses in fiscal 2004 were less than manufacturing expenses of fiscal 2003. The decline in manufacturing expenses was partially attributable to personnel reductions and a decline in personnel-related expenses as the Company continues to improve productivity, offset by increased depreciation expenses. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, the Company completed an inventory of its fixed assets and recorded an adjustment to depreciation expense of $1,356 to remove fixed assets that were previously scrapped or otherwise retired from service. This adjustment plus the depreciation of fixed asset additions of earlier years resulted in increased depreciation expense.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses.    Selling, general and administrative expenses were $36,755, or 5.8% of fiscal 2004 sales, compared to $36,173, or 6.2% of sales in fiscal 2003, an increase of $582. The increase in these expenses on a dollar basis was not the result of any one significant factor, and no unusual or non-routine expenses were incurred. With selling, general, and administrative expenses remaining steady between years and with increasing sales, these expenses have declined as a percent of sales between fiscal years.

 

Other.    Interest expense for fiscal 2004 was $8,810 compared to $11,792 a year ago, an improvement of $2,982. The Company’s weighted average interest rate on borrowed funds was 4.89% for fiscal 2004 versus 5.02% for fiscal 2003. The improved effective interest rate and a lower level of borrowed funds during fiscal 2004 compared to fiscal 2003 combined to result in the lower level of interest expense. Borrowed funds a year ago averaged $190,700 during fiscal 2003 and the average borrowed funds of fiscal 2004 were $141,063.

 

Other income (expense) was income of $226 in fiscal 2004 compared to expense of $207 in fiscal 2003. Income in fiscal 2004 was primarily the result of foreign currency transaction gains, while the expense in fiscal 2003 represented losses on disposal of several fixed assets.

 

The provision for income taxes in fiscal 2004 was $12,426, resulting in an effective tax rate of 39.8%. The fiscal 2003 provision for income taxes was $3,898 on pre-tax income of $9,474 before consideration of the cumulative effect of an accounting change, resulting in an effective tax rate of 41.1%. The fiscal 2003 effective tax rate was greater than the fiscal 2004 effective tax rate because of a dividend received from the Company’s Mexican subsidiary, which dividend did not occur in fiscal 2004.

 

In the first quarter of fiscal 2003, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.” The Company recorded a charge of $3,021 to record the impairment of goodwill associated with a division of the Company. The related tax benefit of the charge was $1,058 resulting in an after-tax expense of $1,963. The Company has no other assets impacted by SFAS No. 142.

 

Net Income.    The net income for fiscal 2004 of $18,759 was $15,146 more than the net income of $3,613 for fiscal 2003.

 

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Liquidity And Capital Resources

 

On January 18, 2005, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amended Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of lenders consisting of primarily the same banks included in its former credit and security agreement. The syndicate of lenders is led by LaSalle Bank National Association, as lead arranger, sole book runner and administrative agent, National City Bank, as co-syndication agent, KeyBank National Association, as co-syndication agent, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, as co-documentation agent, and U.S. Bank National Association, as co-documentation agent. The Amended Credit Agreement provides the Company with borrowing capacity of $175,000 in the form of a five-year $125,000 revolving credit facility and a five-year term loan of $50,000, each maturing January 2010. The Amended Credit Agreement replaced the Company’s former credit and security agreement entered into on January 15, 2004.

 

Under the Amended Credit Agreement, the Company has the option to select the applicable interest rate based upon two indices—a Base Rate, as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement, or the Eurodollar rate, as adjusted by the Eurocurrency Reserve Percentage, if any (“LIBOR”). The selected index is combined with a designated margin from an agreed upon pricing matrix. The Base Rate is the greater of the LaSalle Bank publicly announced prime rate or the Federal Funds effective rate plus 0.5% per annum. LIBOR is the published Bloomberg Financial Markets Information Service rate. At October 31, 2005, the interest rate for the revolving credit facility and the term loan was LIBOR plus 1.75%. The margins for the revolving credit facility and the term loan improve if the Company achieves improved ratios of funded debt to EBITDA, as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement.

 

Borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement are collateralized by a first priority security interest in substantially all of the tangible and intangible property of the Company and its domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the stock of foreign subsidiaries.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement requires the Company to observe several financial covenants. At October 31, 2005, the covenants required a minimum fixed coverage ratio of 1.25 to 1.00, a maximum leverage ratio of 2.75 to 1.00 and a minimum net worth equal to the sum of $100,000 plus 50% of consolidated net income for the year ended October 31, 2005. The Amended Credit Agreement also establishes limits for additional borrowings, dividends, investments, acquisitions or mergers and sales of assets. At October 31, 2005, the Company was in compliance with the covenants under the Amended Credit Agreement.

 

Borrowings under the revolving credit facility must be repaid in full in January 2010. Repayments of borrowings under the term loan are in equal quarterly installments of $2,500 with the final payment due on December 31, 2009. The Company may prepay the borrowings under the revolving credit facility and the term loan without penalty.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement specifies that upon the occurrence of an event or condition deemed to have a material adverse effect on the business or operations of the Company, as determined by the administrative agent of the lending syndicate or the required lenders, as defined, of 51% of the aggregate commitment under the Amended Credit Agreement, the outstanding borrowings become due and payable. However, the Company does not anticipate at this time any change in business conditions or operations that could be deemed as a material adverse change by the lenders.

 

In June 2004, the Company entered into a finance agreement with an insurance broker for various insurance policies. The financing transaction bore interest at 4.89% and required monthly payments of $93 through April 2005. In June 2005, the Company entered into a new finance agreement with an insurance broker for various insurance policies that bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.99% and requires monthly payments of $94 through April 2006. As of October 31, 2005 and October 31, 2004, $465 and $457, respectively, remained outstanding under these agreements and were classified as current debt in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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In June 2004, the Company issued a $2,000 promissory note to the State of Ohio related to specific machinery and equipment at one of the Company’s Ohio facilities. The promissory note bears interest at 1% for the first year of the term and 3% per annum for the balance of the term, with interest only payments for the first year of the term. Principal payments began in August 2005 in the amount of $25, and monthly principal payments continue thereafter increasing annually until July 2011, when the loan matures. The Company may prepay this promissory note without penalty.

 

Scheduled repayments under the terms of the Credit Agreement plus repayments of other debt for the next five years are listed below:

 

Year


   Amended
Credit Agreement


   Other Debt

   Total

2006

   $ 10,000    $ 893    $ 10,893

2007

     10,000      432      10,432

2008

     10,000      389      10,389

2009

     10,000      342      10,342

2010

     60,600      351      60,951

2011 and thereafter

     —        270      270
    

  

  

Total

   $ 100,600    $ 2,677    $ 103,277
    

  

  

 

At October 31, 2005, total debt was $103,277 and total equity was $150,334, resulting in a capitalization rate of 40.7% debt, 59.3% equity. Current assets were $150,185 and current liabilities were $123,793 resulting in working capital of $26,392.

 

Cash was generated by income and non-cash items amounting to $65,048 in fiscal 2005 compared to $65,148 in fiscal 2004, which is comparable between years. Working capital changes since October 31, 2005 required funds of $47,052, including an increase in accounts receivable of $26,148. As anticipated, accounts receivable have increased as the accelerated collection programs that had previously existed with automotive customers came to an end. These programs permitted collection of accounts due approximately 30 days sooner than normal collection terms of approximately 45 days average. The transition to the new collection cycle has been completed and accounts receivable are expected to maintain the current level, subject to sales volume variation. Inventory declined since October 31, 2004 by $7,522, reflecting billing for tooling work that was completed. In addition, payables increased in connection with the increased sales volume experienced in the last quarter of fiscal 2005, which increase was partially offset by the increase in overdraft balances that are included in financing activities.

 

Capital expenditures in fiscal 2005 were $22,394 and included several non-recurring transactions. The Company had previously sold several presses to MTD Products Inc (“MTD Products”) and leased the presses from MTD Products for use in production of parts for MTD Products. By agreement, the Company retained the right to repurchase the equipment at the original selling price to MTD Products less lease payments paid to MTD Products during the term of the lease. In December 2004, the Company repurchased the presses from an affiliate of MTD Products for $2,225. During the same month, the Company entered into an agreement with Comerica Bank (“Comerica”) regarding certain debt of VCS LLC owed to Comerica that was secured by a first mortgage on land and a building owned by the Company that was leased to VCS LLC. VCS LLC was a joint venture in which the Company owned a minority interest (49%) and Viking Steel, LLC (“Viking”) owned a majority interest (51%). In November 2002, Viking, as the majority member of VCS LLC, voted to unilaterally file a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on behalf of VCS LLC. During the third quarter of fiscal 2003, substantially all of the assets of VCS LLC were sold to a third party, but the proceeds were insufficient to satisfy the debt owed to Comerica. The agreement between the Company and Comerica effectively results in the discharge of the Company under the debt and protects the Company’s ownership interest in the land and building from foreclosure. The transaction, in the amount of $3,072, was recorded in land and building and the building is being depreciated over 20 years.

 

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Financing activity in fiscal 2005 resulted from the borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement. Once the Amended Credit Agreement was completed, the Company repaid a term loan under its former credit agreement and borrowed additional funds under the revolving credit facility to sufficiently provide for working capital requirements, fixed asset additions, financing costs related to the Amended Credit Agreement and the repurchase of preferred stock.

 

In January 2002, the Company issued 42,780 shares of Series A Preferred Stock to MTD Products Inc to satisfy a note payable issued in connection with the purchase of the automotive division of MTD Products. In November 2004, pursuant to the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock, the Company elected to redeem the Series A Preferred Stock at the stated redemption value of $100.00 per share and paid to MTD Holdings Inc (“MTD Holdings”), which received the Series A Preferred Stock when it was established as a holding company, $4,524, which included dividends of $246 for the period November 1, 2003 to October 31, 2004. Dividends prior to November 1, 2003 had been waived by agreement with MTD Holdings.

 

After considering letters of credit of $2,180 that the Company has issued, available funds under the Amended Credit Agreement were $64,720 at October 31, 2005. The Company believes that funds available under the Amended Credit Agreement and cash flow from operations will provide sufficient liquidity to meet its cash requirements through October 31, 2006 and until the expiration of the revolving credit facility in January 2010, including capital expenditures, pension obligations and scheduled repayments of $10,000 in the aggregate under the Amended Credit Agreement in accordance with the repayment terms, plus repayments of $893 on other debt. Furthermore, the Company does not anticipate at this time any change in business conditions or operations of the Company that could be deemed as a material adverse change by the agent bank or required lenders, as defined, and thereby result in declaring borrowed amounts as immediately due and payable.

 

During fiscal 2004, the Company entered into an unconditional purchase obligation for transportation services and paid $4,777 in fiscal 2005. The agreement provides for a fixed weekly fee plus an additional charge based upon mileage. During fiscal years 2006 and 2007 the agreement requires minimum purchases of $1,449 and $956 respectively.

 

As of October 31, 2005, the Company has $10,083 of commitments for capital expenditures, commitments under non-cancelable operating leases aggregating $15,934 and $298 committed under capital lease obligations. These capital expenditures in 2006 are for the support of current and new business, expected increases in existing business, and enhancements of production.

 

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The following table reflects the Company’s contractual obligations and commercial commitments as of October 31, 2005. Commercial commitments include standby letters of credit, guarantees and other potential cash outflows resulting from a contingent event that requires performance by the Company.

 

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

(amounts in thousands)

 

    Total

  Payment due by period

    2006

  2007

  2008

  2009

  2010

  2011 and
thereafter


Insurance broker financing agreement

  $ 465   $ 465   $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —  

Credit facility(1)

    100,600     10,000     10,000     10,000     10,000     60,600     —  

Purchase obligations(2)

    61,301     60,345     956     —       —       —       —  

Capital leases, including interest

    298     124     114     59     1     —       —  

Operating leases

    15,934     4,357     3,412     3,220     3,162     1,760     23

Current funding for pension and post-retirement benefits(3)

    8,401     8,401     —       —       —       —       —  

Other long-term obligations, including interest

    2,098     365     365     365     365     365     273
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total contractual obligations

  $ 189,097   $ 84,057   $ 14,847   $ 13,644   $ 13,528   $ 62,725   $ 296
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure commitments

  $ 10,083   $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —  

Letters of credit

    2,180     —       —       —       —       —       —  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total commitments

  $ 12,263   $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —     $ —  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1) Interest is not included in the table, as amounts are variable. See Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
(2) In the ordinary course of business, the Company authorizes its suppliers to supply the Company with the materials necessary to fulfill its obligation to supply released production schedules to its automotive customers. The Company’s authorizations to its suppliers amounted to approximately $59 million as of October 31, 2005, and are included in the Contractual Obligations and Commitments table above under Purchase Obligations. The Company’s releases from its customers for products containing such material amounted to approximately $78 million at October 31, 2005.
(3) Amount represents expected contributions to the Company’s defined benefit pension and post-retirement plans for the year ending October 31, 2006. Future expected amounts have not been disclosed as such amounts are dependent upon the annual actuarial valuation of pension plan assets and liabilities.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements with unconsolidated entities or other persons.

 

New Accounting Standards

 

In November 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued SFAS No. 151, “Inventory Costs,” to clarify the accounting for abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs and wasted material. This standard requires that such items be recognized as current-period charges. This standard also establishes the concept of “normal capacity” and requires the allocation of fixed production overhead to inventory based on the normal capacity of the production facilities. Any unallocated overhead must be recognized as an expense in the period incurred. This standard is effective for inventory costs incurred starting November 1, 2005. The Company believes that it is in compliance with the provisions of SFAS No. 151.

 

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In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 153, “Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets.” This standard amended Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 29, “Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions,” to eliminate the exception from fair value measurement for nonmonetary exchanges of similar productive assets. This standard replaces this exception with a general exception from fair value measurement for exchanges of nonmonetary assets that do not have commercial substance. A nonmonetary exchange has commercial substance if the future cash flows of the entity are expected to change significantly as a result of the exchange. This statement is effective for all nonmonetary asset exchanges completed by the Company starting November 1, 2005. The Company has not engaged in nonmonetary asset exchanges and, therefore, believes that the provisions of SFAS No. 153 are not applicable at this time.

 

In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123 (Revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS No. 123R”). SFAS No. 123R addresses all forms of share-based payment (“SBP”) awards, including shares issued under employee stock purchase plans, stock options, restricted stock and stock appreciation rights. SFAS No. 123R will require the Company to expense SBP awards with compensation cost for SBP transactions measured at fair value. The Company is required to adopt the new accounting provisions of SFAS No. 123R effective November 1, 2005. The Company has evaluated the provisions of this standard, and it is not expected to have a significant negative effect on consolidated net income or cash flows.

 

In March 2005, the FASB issued Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 47, “Accounting for Conditional Asset-Retirement Obligations.” This standard codifies SFAS No. 143, “Asset Retirement Obligations,” and states that companies must recognize a liability for the fair value of a legal obligation to perform asset-retirement obligations that are conditional on a future event if the amount can be reasonably estimated. Specifically, FIN No. 47 provides additional guidance on whether the fair value is reasonably estimable. FIN No. 47 is effective for the Company starting November 1, 2005. The Company does not believe the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

In May 2005, the FASB issued SFAS No. 154, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections” (“SFAS No. 154”). This statement establishes new standards on accounting for changes in accounting principles. Pursuant to SFAS No. 154, all such changes must be accounted for by retrospective application to the financial statements of prior periods unless it is impracticable to do so. SFAS No. 154 completely replaces APB Opinion No. 20 and SFAS No. 3, though it carries forward the guidance in those pronouncements with respect to accounting for changes in estimates, changes in the reporting entity and the correction of errors. This statement shall be effective for accounting changes and corrections of errors made in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2005. The Company does not believe the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Effect of Inflation

 

Inflation generally affects the Company by increasing the interest expense of floating rate indebtedness and by increasing the cost of labor, equipment and raw materials. The general level of inflation has not had a material effect on the Company’s financial results.

 

Forward-looking Statements

 

Certain statements made by Shiloh Industries, Inc. in this Annual Report on Form 10-K regarding the Company’s operating performance, events or developments that the Company believes or expects to occur in the future, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or which relate to future sales, earnings expectations, cost savings, awarded sales, volume growth, earnings or general belief in the Company’s expectations of future operating results are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management’s assumptions and expectations. As a result, there can be no guarantee or assurance that these assumptions and expectations will in fact occur. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and

 

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uncertainties that may cause actual results to materially differ from those contained in the statements. Some, but not all of the risks, include the ability of the Company to accomplish its strategic objectives with respect to implementing its sustainable business model; the ability to obtain future sales; changes in worldwide economic and political conditions, including adverse effects from terrorism or related hostilities; costs related to legal and administrative matters; the Company’s ability to realize cost savings expected to offset price concessions; inefficiencies related to production and product launches that are greater than anticipated; changes in technology and technological risks; increased fuel costs; work stoppages and strikes at the Company’s facilities and that of the Company’s customers; the Company’s dependence on the automotive and heavy truck industries, which are highly cyclical; the dependence of the automotive industry on consumer spending, which is subject to the impact of domestic and international economic conditions and regulations and policies regarding international trade; financial and business downturns of the Company’s customers or vendors, including any bankruptcies; increases in the price of, or limitations on the availability of, steel, the Company’s primary raw material, or decreases in the price of scrap steel; the successful launch and consumer acceptance of new vehicles for which the Company supplies parts; the occurrence of any event or condition that may be deemed a material adverse effect under the Credit Agreement; pension plan funding requirements; and other factors, uncertainties, challenges and risks detailed in Shiloh’s other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any or all of these risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s analysis only as of the date of the filing of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. In addition to the disclosures contained herein, readers should carefully review risks and uncertainties contained in other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative And Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

The Company’s major market risk exposure is primarily due to possible fluctuations in interest rates as they relate to its variable rate debt. The Company does not enter into derivative financial investments for trading or speculation purposes. As a result, the Company believes that its market risk exposure is not material to the Company’s financial position, liquidity or results of operations.

 

Interest Rate Risk

 

The Company is exposed to market risk through variable rate debt instruments. As of October 31, 2005, the Company had $100.6 million outstanding under the Amended Credit Agreement. Based on October 31, 2005 debt levels, a 50 basis point change in interest rates would impact interest expense by approximately $0.3 million annually.

 

In the normal course of business, the Company employs established policies and procedures to manage exposure to changes in interest rates. The Company’s objective in managing the exposure to interest rate changes is to limit the volatility and impact of interest rate changes on earnings and cash flows. In January 2005, the Company entered into a $25.0 million interest rate collar agreement that results in fixing the interest rate on a portion of the term loan under the Amended Credit Agreement between a floor of 3.08% and a cap of 5.25%. To the extent that the three-month LIBOR rate is below the collar floor, payment is due from the Company for the difference. To the extent that the three-month LIBOR rate is above the collar cap, the Company is entitled to the difference. This collar agreement, which will terminate on January 12, 2007, declines quarterly by $1.25 million as principal payments are made during the term of the loan. At October 31, 2005, the notional amount of debt related to the collar agreement was $21.25 million and the fair value of the collar was a $10 thousand asset. The Company does not engage in hedging activity for speculative or trading purposes.

 

In accordance with SFAS No. 133, the Company had designated the interest rate collar as a cash flow hedge and recognizes the fair value of the interest rate swap agreement on the consolidated balance sheet. Gains and losses related to a hedge and that result from changes in the fair value of the hedge are either recognized in

 

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income immediately to offset the gain or loss on the hedged item, or deferred and reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) in stockholders’ equity and subsequently recognized in income when the hedged item affects net income. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of a hedge is recognized in income immediately. There was no hedge ineffectiveness for the year ended October 31, 2005.

 

Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Risk

 

In order to reduce the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates on the consolidated results of operations, the Company enters into foreign currency forward exchange contracts periodically. There were no foreign currency forward exchange contracts outstanding at October 31, 2005. The intent of any contracts entered by the Company is to reduce exposure to currency movements affecting foreign currency purchase commitments. Changes in the fair value of forward exchange contracts are recorded in the consolidated statements of operations. The Company’s risks related to foreign currency exchange risks have historically not been material. The Company does not expect the effects of these risks to be material in the future based on current operating and economic conditions in the countries and markets in which it operates.

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

     Page

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms

   26

Consolidated Balance Sheets at October 31, 2005 and 2004

   28

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three years ended October 31, 2005

   29

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three years ended October 31, 2005

   30

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the three years ended October 31, 2005

   31

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

   32

 

The following Financial Statement Schedule for the three years ended October 31, 2005 is included in Item 15 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K:

 

Schedule II—Valuation and Qualifying Accounts and Reserves

   58

 

All other schedules are omitted because they are not applicable or the required information is shown in the financial statements or notes thereto.

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of Shiloh Industries, Inc.

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Shiloh Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of October 31, 2005 and 2004, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the Index at Item 15(a)2. These financial statements and the financial statement schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements and the financial statement schedule 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. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, 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, such 2005 and 2004 consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Shiloh Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries as of October 31, 2005 and 2004, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also, in our opinion, such financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the 2005 and 2004 basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the 2005 and 2004 information set forth therein.

 

/s/    Deloitte & Touche LLP

 

Cleveland, Ohio

December 20, 2005

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of Shiloh Industries, Inc.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements listed in the accompanying index present fairly, in all material respects, the results of operations and cash flows of Shiloh Industries, Inc. for the one year in the period ended October 31, 2003 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In addition, in our opinion, the financial statement schedule listed in the accompanying index presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein when read in conjunction with the related consolidated financial statements. These financial statements and financial statement schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and financial statement schedule based on our audit. We conducted our audit of these statements 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 misstatements. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets,” effective November 1, 2002.

 

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

Cleveland, Ohio

January 22, 2004

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

     October 31,

 
     2005

    2004

 
ASSETS:                 

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 661     $ 3,470  

Accounts receivable, net

     110,891       82,807  

Related party accounts receivable

     3,084       5,020  

Income tax receivable

     —         351  

Inventories, net

     29,658       37,180  

Deferred income taxes

     4,407       8,907  

Prepaid expenses

     1,484       2,201  
    


 


Total current assets

     150,185       139,936  
    


 


Property, plant and equipment, net

     239,270       252,643  

Other assets

     5,338       6,602  
    


 


Total assets

   $ 394,793     $ 399,181  
    


 


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:                 

Current debt

   $ 10,893     $ 16,391  

Accounts payable

     79,889       82,637  

Accrued income taxes

     1,497       —    

Other accrued expenses

     31,514       39,460  
    


 


Total current liabilities

     123,793       138,488  
    


 


Long-term debt

     92,384       100,329  

Deferred income taxes

     15,534       18,902  

Long-term benefit liabilities

     12,316       11,228  

Other liabilities

     432       673  
    


 


Total liabilities

     244,459       269,620  
    


 


Commitments and contingencies

                

Stockholders’ equity:

                

Preferred stock, $.01 per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized; zero and 42,780 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2005 and 2004

     —         1  

Preferred stock paid-in capital

     —         4,044  

Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 15,945,534 and 15,652,071 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively

     159       157  

Common stock paid-in capital

     57,876       57,428  

Retained earnings

     111,673       85,153  

Unearned compensation

     —         (106 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss:

                

Minimum pension liability, net

     (19,513 )     (17,214 )

Fair value of interest rate collar

     6       —    

Unrealized holding gain on investments

     133       98  
    


 


Total stockholders’ equity

     150,334       129,561  
    


 


Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 394,793     $ 399,181  
    


 


 

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

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollar and share amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
     2005

    2004

   2003

 

Revenues

   $ 634,579     $ 638,501    $ 584,298  

Cost of sales

     556,318       562,082      526,780  
    


 

  


Gross profit

     78,261       76,419      57,518  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     35,588       36,755      36,173  
    


 

  


Operating income

     42,673       39,664      21,345  

Interest expense

     8,010       8,810      11,792  

Interest income

     145       105      128  

Other (expense) income, net

     (83 )     226      (207 )
    


 

  


Income before income taxes and cumulative effect of accounting change

     34,725       31,185      9,474  

Provision for income taxes

     7,973       12,426      3,898  
    


 

  


Income before cumulative effect of accounting change

     26,752       18,759      5,576  

Cumulative effect of accounting change, net of income tax benefit of $1,058

     —         —        (1,963 )
    


 

  


Net income

   $ 26,752     $ 18,759    $ 3,613  
    


 

  


Earnings per share:

                       

Basic earnings per share available to common stockholders before cumulative effect of accounting change

   $ 1.69     $ 1.18    $ 0.35  

Cumulative effect of accounting change per share

     —         —        (0.13 )
    


 

  


Basic earnings per share

   $ 1.69     $ 1.18    $ 0.22  
    


 

  


Weighted average number of common shares

     15,915       15,646      15,246  
    


 

  


Diluted earnings per share available to common stockholders before cumulative effect of accounting change per share

   $ 1.64     $ 1.15    $ 0.35  

Cumulative effect of accounting change per share

     —         —        (0.13 )
    


 

  


Diluted earnings per share

   $ 1.64     $ 1.15    $ 0.22  
    


 

  


Weighted average number of common shares

     16,421       16,156      15,482  
    


 

  


 

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

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollar amounts in thousands)

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
     2005

    2004

    2003

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

                        

Net income

   $ 26,752     $ 18,759     $ 3,613  

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

                        

Depreciation, amortization and other non-cash charges

     35,119       33,137       29,590  

Amortization of unearned compensation

     106       447       531  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     1,783       1,380       1,390  

Cumulative effect of change in accounting

     —         —         1,963  

Deferred income taxes

     1,001       10,879       3,566  

Tax benefit on employee stock options and stock compensation

     261       289       —    

Loss on sale of assets

     26       257       540  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

                        

Accounts receivable

     (26,148 )     (20,241 )     12,241  

Inventories

     7,522       970       24,005  

Prepaids and other assets

     745       876       74  

Payables and other liabilities

     (31,019 )     35,602       (13,088 )

Accrued income taxes

     1,848       149       6,675  
    


 


 


Net cash provided by operating activities

     17,996       82,504       71,100  
    


 


 


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

                        

Capital expenditures

     (22,394 )     (13,945 )     (22,123 )

Proceeds from sale of assets

     218       52       50  

Purchase of investment securities

     (252 )     (252 )     (253 )

Acquisitions, net of cash

     —         —         1,472  
    


 


 


Net cash used in investing activities

     (22,428 )     (14,145 )     (20,854 )
    


 


 


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

                        

Proceeds from short-term borrowings

     923       817       829  

Repayments of short-term borrowings

     (917 )     (809 )     (843 )

Repayment of promissory notes to related parties

     —         (460 )     —    

Payment of capital lease

     (98 )     (101 )     (31 )

Increase (decrease) increase in overdraft balances

     20,106       (29,850 )     9,052  

Proceeds from long-term borrowings

     169,300       191,300       49,100  

Repayments of long-term borrowings

     (182,651 )     (224,025 )     (109,600 )

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     197       457       107  

Redemption of preferred shares

     (4,524 )     —         —    

Payment of deferred financing costs

     (713 )     (2,776 )     (90 )
    


 


 


Net cash provided by (used) in financing activities

     1,623       (65,447 )     (51,476 )
    


 


 


Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (2,809 )     2,912       (1,230 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     3,470       558       1,788  
    


 


 


Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

   $ 661     $ 3,470     $ 558  
    


 


 


 

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

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

   

Preferred

Stock

($.01 Par

Value)


   

Preferred

Stock

Paid-In
Capital


   

Common

Stock

($.01 Par

Value)


 

Paid-In

Capital


   

Retained

Earnings


   

Unearned

Compensation


   

Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Loss


   

Total

Stockholders’

Equity


 

November 1, 2002

  $ 1     $ 4,044     $ 148   $ 56,583     $ 63,027     $ (1,084 )   $ (15,069 )   $ 107,650  

Net income

    —         —         —       —         3,613       —         —         3,613  

Minimum pension liability, net of tax of $501

    —         —         —       —         —         —         (804 )     (804 )

Unrealized holding gain

    —         —         —       —         —         —         58       58  
                                                         


Comprehensive income

    —         —         —       —         —         —         —         2,867  

Exercise of stock options

    —         —         1     106       —         —         —         107  

Issuance of common stock in connection with unearned compensation

    —         —         3     (3 )     —         —         —         —    

Unearned compensation

    —         —         —       —         —         531       —         531  
   


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


October 31, 2003

    1       4,044       152     56,686       66,640       (553 )     (15,815 )     111,155  

Net income

    —         —         —       —         18,759       —         —         18,759  

Minimum pension liability, net of tax of $837

    —         —         —       —         —         —         (1,343 )     (1,343 )

Unrealized holding gain

    —         —         —       —         —         —         42       42  
                                                         


Comprehensive income

    —         —         —       —         —         —         —         17,458  

Preferred dividends declared

    —         —         —       —         (246 )     —         —         (246 )

Exercise of stock options

    —         —         2     617       —         —         —         619  

Issuance of common stock in connection with unearned compensation

    —         —         3     125       —         —         —         128  

Unearned compensation

    —         —         —       —         —         447       —         447  
   


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


October 31, 2004

    1       4,044       157     57,428       85,153       (106 )     (17,116 )     129,561  

Net income

    —         —         —       —         26,752       —         —         26,752  

Minimum pension liability, net of tax benefit of $131

    —         —         —       —         —         —         (2,299 )     (2,299 )

Fair value of hedge

    —         —         —       —         —         —         6       6  

Unrealized holding gain

    —         —         —       —         —         —         35       35  
                                                         


Comprehensive income

    —         —         —       —         —         —         —         24,494  

Redemption of preferred shares

    (1 )     (4,044 )     —       —         (232 )     —         —         (4,277 )

Exercise of stock options

    —         —         —       278       —         —         —         278  

Related party transactions with MTD Consumer Group Inc, net of tax of $4

    —         —         —       (7 )     —         —         —         (7 )

Issuance of common stock in connection with unearned compensation

    —         —         2     177       —         —         —         179  

Unearned compensation

    —         —         —       —         —         106       —         106  
   


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


October 31, 2005

  $ —       $ —       $ 159   $ 57,876     $ 111,673     $ —       $ (19,374 )   $ 150,334  
   


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 

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

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

Note 1—Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

General

 

Shiloh Industries, Inc. is a full service manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive, heavy truck and other industrial markets. In addition, Shiloh is a designer and engineer of precision tools and dies and welding and assembly equipment for use in its blanking and stamping operations and for sale to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), Tier I automotive suppliers and other industrial customers. The Company’s blanks, which are engineered two dimensional shapes cut from flat-rolled steel, are principally sold to automotive and truck OEMs and are used for exterior steel components, such as fenders, hoods and doors. These blanks include first operation exposed and unexposed blanks and more advanced engineered welded blanks. Engineered welded blanks generally consist of two or more sheets of steel of the same or different material grade, thickness, or coating that are welded together utilizing both mash seam resistance and laser welding. The Company’s stampings are principally used as components in mufflers, seat frames, structural rails, window lifts, heat shields, vehicle brakes and other structural body components.

 

The Company also builds modular assemblies, which include components used in the structural and powertrain systems of a vehicle. Structural systems include bumper beams, door impact beams, steering column supports, chassis components and structural underbody modules. Powertrain systems consist of deep draw components, such as oil pans, transmission pans and valve covers. Additionally, the Company provides a variety of intermediate steel processing services, such as oiling, leveling, cutting-to-length, slitting, edge trimming of hot and cold-rolled steel coils and inventory control services for automotive and steel industry customers. The Company has fifteen wholly owned subsidiaries at locations in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee and Mexico.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Shiloh Industries, Inc. and all wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”). All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

In accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104, the Company recognizes revenue when there is evidence of a sales agreement, the delivery of goods has occurred, the sales price is fixed or determinable and collectibility of revenue is reasonably assured. The Company records revenues upon shipment of product to customers and transfer of title under standard commercial terms. Price adjustments are recognized in the period when management believes that such amounts become probable.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

The Company classifies all amounts billed to a customer in a sales transaction related to shipping and handling as revenue and the costs incurred by the Company for shipping and handling are classified as costs of sales.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market, using the first-in first-out (“FIFO”) method.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Property, Plant and Equipment

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost. Expenditures for maintenance, repairs and renewals are charged to expense as incurred, while major improvements are capitalized. The cost of these improvements is depreciated over their estimated useful lives. Useful lives range from five to twelve years for furniture and fixtures and machinery and equipment, or if the assets are dedicated to a customer program, over the estimated life of that program, ten to twenty years for land improvements and twenty to forty years for buildings and their related improvements. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method for financial reporting purposes and accelerated methods for income tax purposes. When assets are retired or otherwise disposed, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any gain or loss on the disposition is included in the earnings for the current period.

 

Employee Benefit Plans

 

The Company accrues the cost of defined benefit pension plans, which cover a majority of the Company’s employees in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 87, “Employers’ Accounting for Pensions.” The plans are funded based on the requirements and limitations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The majority of employees of the Company also participate in discretionary profit sharing plans administered by the Company. The Company also provides postretirement benefits to a limited number of employees.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Prior to November 1, 2005, in accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 148, “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation—Transition and Disclosure—an amendment of SFAS No. 123” (“SFAS No. 148”), the Company elected to continue applying the intrinsic value approach under the APB Opinion No. 25 in accounting for its stock-based compensation plans. Accordingly, the Company did not recognize compensation expense for stock options when the exercise price at the grant date is equal to or greater than the fair market value of the stock at that date.

 

The following table illustrates the effect on net income and net income per share as if the fair value based method had been applied to all outstanding and vested awards in each period:

 

     2005

    2004

    2003

 

Net income, as reported

   $ 26,752     $ 18,759     $ 3,613  

Less: Cumulative preferred stock dividend, as if declared

     —         (246 )     (246 )

Add back: Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, as reported

     65       268       313  

Less: Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, pro forma

     (453 )     (604 )     (467 )
    


 


 


Pro forma net income

   $ 26,364     $ 18,177     $ 3,213  
    


 


 


Basic net income per share—as reported

   $ 1.69     $ 1.18     $ 0.22  

Basic net income per share—pro forma

   $ 1.67     $ 1.16     $ 0.21  

Diluted net income per share—as reported

   $ 1.64     $ 1.15     $ 0.22  

Diluted net income per share—pro forma

   $ 1.62     $ 1.13     $ 0.21  

 

Income Taxes

 

In accordance with SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes”, the Company utilizes the asset and liability method in accounting for income taxes. This method requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the Company’s consolidated financial statements or tax returns. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and tax bases of various assets and liabilities and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards using enacted rates in effect for the year in which differences are expected to reverse. The Company establishes a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets whenever it is more likely than not that such deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

Impairment

 

The Company evaluates the recoverability of long-lived assets and the related estimated remaining lives whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. Events or changes in circumstances which could cause an impairment include significant underperformance relative to the expected historical or projected future operating results, significant changes in the manner of the use of the acquired assets or the strategy for the overall business or significant negative industry or economic trends. The Company records an impairment or change in useful life whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of long-lived assets may not be recoverable or the useful life has changed in accordance with SFAS No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets.”

 

Comprehensive Income

 

SFAS No. 130, “Comprehensive Income,” establishes standards for reporting and display of comprehensive income and its components in financial statements. Comprehensive income consists of net income, minimum pension liability adjustments, net unrealized holding gains on available for sale securities and the fair value of hedge adjustments and is presented in the consolidated statements of stockholders’ equity.

 

Statement of Cash Flows Information

 

Cash and cash equivalents include checking accounts and all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information are as follows:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
     2005

   2004

   2003

 

Cash paid for:

                      

Interest

   $ 6,298    $ 7,567    $ 10,103  

Income taxes, net of refunds

   $ 5,485    $ 1,387    $ (7,411 )

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

                      

Purchase of assets under capital lease

   $ —      $ 22    $ —    

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

The Company sells products to customers primarily in the automotive and heavy truck industries. Financial instruments, which potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk, are primarily accounts receivable. The Company performs on-going credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition. The allowance for non-collection of accounts receivable is based on the expected collectibility of all accounts receivable. Losses have historically been within management’s expectations. The Company does not have financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk. Refer to Note 15—Business Segment Information for discussion of concentration of revenues.

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

As of October 31, 2005, the Company had approximately 2,060 employees. A total of approximately 590 employees at four of the Company’s subsidiaries are covered by four collective bargaining agreements that are due to expire in May 2007, August 2008, June 2009 and May 2010.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and payables approximates fair value because of the short maturity of those instruments. The carrying value of the Company’s debt is considered to approximate the fair value of these instruments based on the borrowing rates currently available to the Company for loans with similar terms and maturities.

 

In accordance with SFAS No. 115, “Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities,” the Company has determined that all of its investments associated with the supplemental executive retirement plan are to be classified as available-for-sale. These investments are carried at fair value, with the unrealized gain reported in other comprehensive income.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company does not engage in derivatives trading, market-making or other speculative activities. The intent of any contracts entered by the Company is to reduce exposure to currency movements affecting foreign currency purchase commitments. The Company’s risks related to foreign currency exchange risks have historically not been material. The Company does not expect the effects of these risks to be material in the future based on current operating and economic conditions in the countries and markets in which it operates. These contracts are marked-to-market and the resulting gain or loss is recorded in the consolidated statements of operations in accordance with SFAS No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (“SFAS No. 133”), as amended. As of October 31, 2005, there were no foreign currency forward exchange contracts outstanding.

 

In the normal course of business, the Company employs established policies and procedures to manage exposure to changes in interest rates. The Company’s objective in managing the exposure to interest rate changes is to limit the volatility and impact of interest rate changes on earnings and cash flows. In January 2005, the Company entered into a $25,000 interest rate collar agreement that results in fixing the interest rate on a portion of the term loan under the Amended Credit Agreement between a floor of 3.08% and a cap of 5.25%. To the extent that the three-month LIBOR rate is below the collar floor, payment is due from the Company for the difference. To the extent the three-month LIBOR rate is above the collar cap, the Company is entitled to receive the difference. The collar agreement, which will terminate on January 12, 2007, declines by $1,250 as quarterly principal payments are made during the term of the loan. At October 31, 2005, the notional amount of debt related to the collar agreement was $21,250 and the fair value of the collar was a $10 asset. The Company does not engage in hedging activity for speculative or trading purposes.

 

In accordance with SFAS No. 133, the Company had designated the interest rate collar as a cash flow hedge and recognizes the fair value of the interest rate swap agreement on the consolidated balance sheet. Gains and losses related to a hedge and that result from changes in the fair value of the hedge are either recognized in income immediately to offset the gain or loss on the hedged item, or deferred and reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) in stockholders’ equity and subsequently recognized in income when the hedged item affects net income. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of a hedge is recognized in income immediately. There was no hedge ineffectiveness for the year ended October 31, 2005.

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Guarantees

 

The Company adopted FASB Interpretation No. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others, an Interpretation of FASB Statements No. 5, 57 and 107 and Rescission of FASB Interpretation No. 34” (“FIN No. 45”), during fiscal 2003. The Company has certain indemnification clauses within its credit facility and certain lease agreements that are considered to be guarantees within the scope of FIN No. 45. The Company does not consider these guarantees to be probable and the Company cannot estimate the maximum exposure. Additionally, the Company’s exposure to warranty-related obligations is not material.

 

Accounting Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. On an ongoing basis, management reviews its estimates based upon current available information. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

New Accounting Standards

 

In November 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued SFAS No. 151, “Inventory Costs,” to clarify the accounting for abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs and wasted material. This standard requires that such items be recognized as current-period charges. This standard also establishes the concept of “normal capacity” and requires the allocation of fixed production overhead to inventory based on the normal capacity of the production facilities. Any unallocated overhead must be recognized as an expense in the period incurred. This standard is effective for inventory costs incurred starting November 1, 2005. The Company believes that it is in compliance with the provisions of SFAS No. 151.

 

In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 153, “Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets.” This standard amended APB Opinion No. 29, “Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions,” to eliminate the exception from fair value measurement for nonmonetary exchanges of similar productive assets. This standard replaces this exception with a general exception from fair value measurement for exchanges of nonmonetary assets that do not have commercial substance. A nonmonetary exchange has commercial substance if the future cash flows of the entity are expected to change significantly as a result of the exchange. This statement is effective for all nonmonetary asset exchanges completed by the Company starting November 1, 2005. The Company has not engaged in nonmonetary asset exchanges and, therefore, believes that the provisions of SFAS No. 153 are not applicable at this time.

 

In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123 (Revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS No. 123R”). SFAS No. 123R addresses all forms of share-based payment (“SBP”) awards, including shares issued under employee stock purchase plans, stock options, restricted stock and stock appreciation rights. SFAS No. 123R will require the Company to expense SBP awards with compensation cost for SBP transactions measured at fair value. The Company is required to adopt the new accounting provisions of SFAS No. 123R effective November 1, 2005. The Company has evaluated the provisions of this standard, and does not believe that the provisions of SFAS No. 123R will have a significant negative effect on consolidated net income or cash flows.

 

In March 2005, the FASB issued Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 47, “Accounting for Conditional Asset-Retirement Obligations.” This standard codifies SFAS No. 143, “Asset Retirement Obligations,” and states that companies must recognize a liability for the fair value of a legal obligation to perform asset-retirement

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

obligations that are conditional on a future event if the amount can be reasonably estimated. Specifically, FIN No. 47 provides additional guidance on whether the fair value is reasonably estimable. FIN No. 47 is effective for the Company starting November 1, 2005. The Company does not believe the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

In May 2005, the FASB issued SFAS No. 154, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections” (“SFAS No. 154”). This statement establishes new standards on accounting for changes in accounting principles. Pursuant to SFAS No. 154, all such changes must be accounted for by retrospective application to the financial statements of prior periods unless it is impracticable to do so. SFAS No. 154 completely replaces APB Opinion No. 20 and SFAS No. 3, although it carries forward the guidance in those pronouncements with respect to accounting for changes in estimates, changes in the reporting entity and the correction of errors. This statement shall be effective for accounting changes and corrections of errors made in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2005. The Company does not believe the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Note 2—Goodwill

 

Effective November 1, 2002, the Company adopted SFAS No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” (“SFAS No. 142”), which required that the Company prospectively cease amortization of goodwill and conduct periodic impairment tests of goodwill. As a result of the impairment tests in fiscal 2003, the Company recorded a charge of $1,963, net of a $1,058 income tax benefit, to write-off its balance of goodwill as a cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle. The Company has no other intangible assets impacted by SFAS No. 142.

 

Note 3—Asset Impairment Charges (Recovery) and Restructuring Charges

 

In October 2000, the Company committed to plans to sell its former subsidiary, Valley City Steel, and recorded an asset impairment charge of $13,874 based on then current offers to purchase the business, net of disposal costs. On July 31, 2001, the Company completed the sale of certain assets and liabilities of Valley City Steel to Valley City Steel, LLC, controlled by Viking Steel, LLC (“Viking”) for $12,400. As a result of this sale changing from a 100% sale to a partial sale in fiscal 2001, the Company reduced its estimated asset impairment loss of $13,874 at October 31, 2000 by $11,709. The resulting pre-tax loss on the transaction was $2,165. In connection with this transaction, the Company and Viking formed a joint venture, Valley City Steel, LLC (“VCS LLC”), in which the Company owned a minority interest (49%) in the new entity and Viking owned a majority interest (51%). The Company also contributed certain other assets and liabilities of Valley City Steel to VCS LLC. The Company retained ownership of the land and building in which VCS LLC conducted its operations, and leased these facilities to VCS LLC. In order to finance the business, VCS LLC borrowed $12,400 in the form of a $4,100 term loan, a $4,900 mortgage loan, and an asset based revolving credit facility. The loans were secured by the assets of VCS LLC and by a mortgage on the real estate owned by the Company and leased to VCS LLC. On October 10, 2002, VCS LLC executed a forbearance agreement with its secured lender, which expired November 1, 2002. On November 27, 2002, Viking, as a majority member of VCS LLC voted to unilaterally file a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on behalf of VCS LLC. Following the filing for bankruptcy, the Company determined, based on the facts at that time, that it was probable that the Company would not recover the carrying value of the land and building leased to VCS LLC because of the threatened foreclosure. The Company, therefore, recorded an impairment loss of $10,024 during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002 based on the net book value of these assets at October 31, 2002, reducing the value to $0.

 

From the bankruptcy date through June 30, 2003, VCS LLC operated under debtor-in-possession financing approved by the bankruptcy court. During the third quarter of fiscal 2003, the bankruptcy court ruled in favor of a third-party limited liability company, which purchased substantially all of the assets of VCS LLC, excluding the land and building, out of bankruptcy for approximately $5,700. Under the court’s ruling, $800 of the purchase price,

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

which represented lease payments from the lease payment default date of April 2002 through June 2003, was paid to the first mortgage holder, Comerica Bank (“Comerica”), and monthly lease payments thereafter of approximately $60 were paid directly to the first mortgage holder by the purchaser from July 2003 through November 2004. Approximately $5,000 of the purchase price was applied toward the bank indebtedness. The first mortgage holder filed foreclosure papers to sell or liquidate the land and building to recover the remaining outstanding debt.

 

In December 2004, the Company entered into an agreement with Comerica regarding the remaining debt of VCS LLC that was secured by a first mortgage on land and a building owned by the Company. The agreement between the Company and Comerica effectively resulted in the discharge of the Company under the debt and protects the Company’s ownership interest in the land and building from foreclosure. The transaction, in the amount of $3,072, was recorded in land and building and the building is being depreciated over 20 years.

 

During 2005, the purchaser of the assets of VCS LLC continued to operate the business while proceedings by the creditors of VCS LLC continued in bankruptcy court. At October 31, 2005, various legal challenges are pending. The Company believes that its liability or recovery, if any, under these pending matters will not materially affect its financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

Note 4—Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable are expected to be collected within one year and are net of an allowance for doubtful accounts in the amount of $1,302 and $1,546 at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

The Company continually monitors its exposure with its customers and additional consideration is given to individual accounts in light of the market conditions in the automotive industry.

 

Note 5—Inventories

 

     October 31,

     2005

   2004

Inventories consist of the following:

             

Raw materials

   $ 13,969    $ 14,149

Work-in-process

     5,830      7,108

Finished goods

     7,662      10,056
    

  

Total material

     27,461      31,313

Tooling

     2,197      5,867
    

  

Total inventory

   $ 29,658    $ 37,180
    

  

 

Total cost of inventory is net of reserves to reduce certain inventory from cost to net realizable value. Such reserves aggregated $2,665 and $2,948 at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

Note 6—Other Assets

 

     October 31,

     2005

   2004

Other assets consist of the following:

             

Long-term pension assets

   $ 2,914    $ 3,373

Deferred financing costs

     1,105      2,180

Investments in rabbi trust

     1,244      896

Other

     75      153
    

  

Total

   $ 5,338    $ 6,602
    

  

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Deferred financing costs are amortized over the term of the debt. During fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, amortization of these costs amounted to $1,783, $1,380 and $1,390, respectively. Accumulated amortization was $2,469 and $686 as of October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The Company recorded additional amortization of deferred financing costs as a result of entry into the amended and restated credit agreement on January 18, 2005 and the credit and security agreement on January 15, 2004 in the amount of $1,322 in fiscal year 2005 and $350 in fiscal 2004.

 

Note 7—Property, Plant and Equipment

 

Property, plant and equipment consist of the following:

 

     October 31,

     2005

   2004

Land

   $ 8,385    $ 8,118

Buildings and improvements

     102,665      98,820

Machinery and equipment

     313,201      309,077

Furniture and fixtures

     23,135      23,410

Construction in progress

     8,582      3,112
    

  

Total, at cost

     455,968      442,537

Less: Accumulated depreciation

     216,698      189,894
    

  

Property, plant and equipment, net

   $ 239,270    $ 252,643
    

  

 

Depreciation expense in fiscal 2005 was $33,533. Combined with charges for assets for which the sales of customer product concluded during the year of $1,586, total depreciation and non-cash charges were $35,119. Depreciation expense was $33,127 and $29,585 for fiscal years 2004 and 2003, respectively.

 

During the years ended October 31, 2005, 2004 and 2003, interest capitalized as part of property, plant and equipment was $352, $405 and $480, respectively. The Company had commitments for capital expenditures of approximately $10,083 at October 31, 2005. At October 31, 2005 and 2004, property, plant and equipment included equipment with a cost of $540 each year and accumulated depreciation of $365 and $254, respectively, as a result of capital leases outstanding.

 

Note 8—Financing Arrangements

 

Debt consists of the following:

 

     October 31,

     2005

   2004

Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (former Credit Agreement dated January 14, 2004)—interest at 5.87% and 5.26% at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively

   $ 100,600    $ 113,875

Insurance broker financing agreement

     465      457

State of Ohio promissory note

     1,924      2,000

Capital lease debt

     288      388
    

  

Total debt

     103,277      116,720

Less: Current debt

     10,893      16,391
    

  

Total long-term debt

   $ 92,384    $ 100,329
    

  

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

The weighted average interest rate of all debt excluding the capital lease debt was 5.00%, 4.89% and 5.02% for fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively.

 

On January 18, 2005, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amended Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of lenders consisting of primarily the same banks included in its former credit and security agreement. The syndicate of lenders is led by LaSalle Bank National Association, as lead arranger, sole book runner and administrative agent, National City Bank, as co-syndication agent, KeyBank National Association, as co-syndication agent, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, as co-documentation agent, and U.S. Bank National Association, as co-documentation agent. The Amended Credit Agreement provides the Company with borrowing capacity of $175,000 in the form of a five-year $125,000 revolving credit facility and a five-year term loan of $50,000, each maturing January 2010. The Amended Credit Agreement replaced the Company’s former credit and security agreement entered into on January 15, 2004.

 

Under the Amended Credit Agreement, the Company has the option to select the applicable interest rate based upon two indices—a Base Rate, as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement, or the Eurodollar rate, as adjusted by the Eurocurrency Reserve Percentage, if any (“LIBOR”). The selected index is combined with a designated margin from an agreed upon pricing matrix. The Base Rate is the greater of the LaSalle Bank publicly announced prime rate or the Federal Funds effective rate plus 0.5% per annum. LIBOR is the published Bloomberg Financial Markets Information Service rate. At October 31, 2005, the interest rate for the revolving credit facility and the term loan was LIBOR plus 1.75%. The margins for the revolving credit facility and the term loan improve if the Company achieves improved ratios of funded debt to EBITDA, as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement.

 

Borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement are collateralized by a first priority security interest in substantially all of the tangible and intangible property of the Company and its domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the stock of foreign subsidiaries.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement requires the Company to observe several financial covenants. At October 31, 2005, the covenants required a minimum fixed coverage ratio of 1.25 to 1.00, a maximum leverage ratio of 2.75 to 1.00 and a minimum net worth equal to the sum of $100,000 plus 50% of consolidated net income for the year ended October 31, 2005. The Amended Credit Agreement also establishes limits for additional borrowings, dividends, investments, acquisitions or mergers and sales of assets. At October 31, 2005, the Company was in compliance with the covenants under the Amended Credit Agreement.

 

Borrowings under the revolving credit facility must be repaid in full in January 2010. Repayments of borrowings under the term loan began in March 2005 in equal quarterly installments of $2,500 with the final payment due on December 31, 2009. The Company may prepay the borrowings under the revolving credit facility and the term loan without penalty.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement specifies that upon the occurrence of an event or condition deemed to have a material adverse effect on the business or operations of the Company, as determined by the administrative agent of the lending syndicate or the required lenders, as defined, of 51% of the aggregate commitment under the Amended Credit Agreement, the outstanding borrowings become due and payable. However, the Company does not anticipate at this time any change in business conditions or operations that could be deemed as a material adverse change by the lenders.

 

In June 2004, the Company entered into a finance agreement with an insurance broker for various insurance policies that bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.89% and requires monthly payments of $93 through April 2005. In June 2005, the Company entered into a finance agreement with an insurance broker for various insurance policies

 

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that bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.99% and requires monthly payments of $94 through April 2006. As of October 31, 2005 and 2004, $465 and $457, respectively, remained outstanding under these agreements and were classified as current debt in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2004, the Company issued a $2,000 promissory note to the State of Ohio related to specific machinery and equipment at one of the Company’s Ohio facilities. The promissory note bears interest at 1% for the first year of the term and 3% per annum for the balance of the term, with interest only payments for the first year of the term. Principal payments began in August 2005 in the amount of $25, and monthly principal payments continue thereafter increasing annually until July 2011, when the loan matures. The Company may prepay this promissory note without penalty.

 

Scheduled repayments under the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement plus repayments of other debt for the next five years and beyond are listed below:

 

Year


   Credit Agreement

   Other Debt

   Total

2006

     10,000      893      10,893

2007

     10,000      432      10,432

2008

     10,000      389      10,389

2009

     10,000      342      10,342

2010

     60,600      351      60,951

2011 and thereafter

     —        270      270
    

  

  

Total

   $ 100,600    $ 2,677    $ 103,277
    

  

  

 

After considering letters of credit of $2,180 that the Company has issued, available funds under the Amended Credit Agreement were $64,720 at October 31, 2005. Overdraft balances were $20,106 at October 31, 2005, and are included in accounts payable in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets. There were no overdraft balances at October 31, 2004.

 

Assets under capital leases, which consist primarily of telephone hardware and equipment, are accounted for in accordance with SFAS No. 13, “Accounting for Leases,” as amended, using interest rates appropriate at the inception of the lease. Future minimum lease payments for these assets under capital leases as of October 31, 2005 are as follows:

 

2006

   $ 124

2007

     114

2008

     59

2009

     1
    

Total minimum obligations

     298

Less interest

     10
    

Present value of net minimum obligations

     288

Current portion

     117
    

Long-term portion

   $ 171
    

 

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Note 9—Operating Leases

 

The Company leases material handling, manufacturing and office equipment under operating leases with terms that ranged from three to ten years at inception. The longest lease term of the Company’s current leases extends to December 2010. Rent expense under operating leases for fiscal years 2005, 2004, and 2003 was $6,696, $7,618, and $7,904, respectively. Future minimum lease payments under operating leases are as follows at October 31, 2005:

 

2006

   $ 4,357

2007

     3,412

2008

     3,220

2009

     3,162

2010

     1,760

2011

     23

 

Note 10—Employee Benefit Plans

 

The Company maintains pension plans covering most employees. The Company also provides an unfunded postretirement health care benefit plan for a limited number of employees and their dependents. The Company uses an October 31 measurement date for its plans.

 

Obligations and Funded Status

At October 31

 

     Pension Benefits

    Other Post Retirement
Benefits


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Change in benefit obligation:

                                

Benefit obligation at beginning of year

   $ (59,019 )   $ (50,806 )   $ (2,689 )   $ (2,600 )

Service cost

     (3,462 )     (3,445 )     (41 )     (38 )

Interest cost

     (3,491 )     (3,137 )     (158 )     (159 )

Amendments

     9       (69 )     1,894       91  

Actuarial loss

     (4,088 )     (4,136 )     (308 )     (257 )

Benefits paid

     2,929       2,574       141       274  
    


 


 


 


Benefit obligation at end of year

     (67,122 )     (59,019 )     (1,161 )     (2,689 )

Change in plan assets:

                                

Fair value of plan assets at beginning of year

     37,040       29,618       —         —    

Actual return on plan assets

     3,268       2,665       —         —    

Employer contributions

     9,009       7,331       141       274  

Benefits paid

     (2,929 )     (2,574 )     (141 )     (274 )
    


 


 


 


Fair value of plan assets at end of year

     46,388       37,040       —         —    
    


 


 


 


Funded status

     (20,734 )     (21,979 )     (1,161 )     (2,689 )

Unrecognized:

                                

Transition obligation

     177       264       —         —    

Prior service cost

     2,737       3,109       (2,319 )     (491 )

Unrecognized actuarial loss

     30,675       28,437       2,919       2,734  
    


 


 


 


Prepaid (accrued) benefit cost before adjustment for minimum liability

     12,855       9,831       (561 )     (446 )

Adjustment to recognize minimum liability

     (33,027 )     (31,318 )     —         —    
    


 


 


 


Accrued benefit cost

   $ (20,172 )   $ (21,487 )   $ (561 )   $ (446 )
    


 


 


 


 

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Amounts recognized in the consolidated balance sheets consist of:

 

     Pension Benefits

    Other Post Retirement
Benefits


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Prepaid benefit costs

   $ 12,855     $ 9,831     $ —       $ —    

Accrued benefit costs

     —         —         (561 )     (446 )

Intangible assets

     (2,914 )     (3,374 )     —         —    

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     (30,113 )     (27,944 )     —         —    
    


 


 


 


Net amount recognized

   $ (20,172 )   $ (21,487 )   $ (561 )   $ (446 )
    


 


 


 


 

The above amounts are recorded in the liabilities section of the consolidated balance sheets as follows:

 

     Pension Benefits

    Other Post Retirement
Benefits


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Other accrued expenses

   $ (8,401 )   $ (10,705 )   $ —       $ —    

Long-term benefit liabilities

     (11,771 )     (10,782 )     (561 )     (446 )
    


 


 


 


Total

   $ (20,172 )   $ (21,487 )   $ (561 )   $ (446 )
    


 


 


 


 

The accumulated benefit obligation for all defined benefit pension plans was $66,560 and $58,526 at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

Information for pension plans with an accumulated benefit obligation in excess of plan assets

 

     October 31,

     2005

   2004

Projected benefit obligation

   $ 67,122    $ 59,019

Accumulated benefit obligation

     66,560      58,526

Fair value of plan assets

     46,388      37,040

 

Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost

 

     Pension Benefits

   

Other

Post Retirement

Benefits


 
     2005

    2004

    2003

    2005

    2004

    2003

 

Service cost

   $ 3,462     $ 3,445     $ 3,526     $ 41     $ 38     $ 11  

Interest cost

     3,491       3,137       3,093       158       159       20  

Expected return on plan assets

     (3,156 )     (2,629 )     (1,911 )     —         —         —    

Amortization of prior service cost

     331       331       331       (68 )     (64 )     (351 )

Amortization of transition loss

     86       86       86       —         4       26  

Plan amendments

     42       69       —         —         —         —    

Amortization of net actuarial loss (gain)

     1,730       1,540       1,404       125       110       (1 )
    


 


 


 


 


 


Net periodic benefit cost (income)

   $ 5,986     $ 5,979     $ 6,529     $ 256     $ 247     $ (295 )
    


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Additional Information

 

     Pension Benefits

  

Other

Post Retirement
Benefits


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

Increase in minimum liability included in other comprehensive income

   $ 2,168    $ 2,180    N/A    N/A

 

Assumptions

 

Weighted-average assumptions used

to determine benefit obligations at October 31


   Pension Benefits

   

Other

Post Retirement
Benefits


 
   2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Discount rate

   5.50 %   6.00 %   5.50 %   6.00 %

Rate of compensation increase

   4.50 %   4.50 %   —       —    

 

Weighted-average assumptions used to determine net periodic
benefit costs for years ended October 31


  Pension Benefits

   

Other

Post Retirement
Benefits


 
  2005

    2004

    2003

    2005

    2004

    2003

 

Discount rate

  6.00 %   6.25 %   7.00 %   6.00 %   6.25 %   7.00 %

Expected long-term return on plan assets

  7.25-8.00 %   7.25-8.00 %   7.25-8.00 %   —       —       —    

Rate of compensation increase

  4.50 %   4.50 %   4.50 %   —       —       —    

 

These assumptions are used to develop the projected obligation at fiscal year end and to develop net periodic benefit cost for the subsequent fiscal year. Therefore, for fiscal 2005, the assumptions used to determine net periodic benefit costs were established at October 31, 2004, while the assumptions used to determine the benefit obligations were established at October 31, 2005.

 

The Company determines the annual rate of return on pension assets by first analyzing the composition of its asset portfolio. Historical rates of return are applied to the portfolio. The Company’s outside investment advisors and actuaries review the computed rate of return. Industry comparables and other outside guidance are also considered in the annual selection of the expected rates of return on pension assets.

 

Assumed health care trend rates at October 31


   2005

    2004

 

Health care cost trend rate assumed for next year

   10.0 %   10.0 %

Rate to which the cost trend rate is assumed to decline (the ultimate trend rate)

   5.0 %   5.0 %

Year that the rate reaches the ultimate trend rate

   2010     2010  

 

Assumed healthcare cost trend rates have a significant effect on the amounts reported for the healthcare plan. A one-percentage point change in assumed healthcare cost trend rates would have the following effects at October 31, 2005:

 

     One-Percentage
Point Increase


   One-Percentage
Point Decrease


 

Effect on total of service and interest cost components

   $ 23    $ (18 )

Effect on post retirement obligation

   $ 133    $ (108 )

 

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (the “Medicare Act”) added a new Part D benefit providing for prescription drug benefits under Medicare, and providing a subsidy to plan

 

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sponsors who determine that the prescription drug benefits under their plan are at least “actuarially equivalent” to the new Medicare Part D benefit. The Medicare Act is effective January 1, 2006. The Company has directed existing retirees who are eligible for benefits under the Company’s post retirement health care plan to elect for Part D coverage with Medicare as the primary provider and the Company as the secondary provider. As a result, the Company will not be electing to receive the subsidy available under the Medicare Act. The result of directing existing retirees to elect Part D coverage with Medicare was a reduction of the Company’s benefit obligation for other post retirement benefits.

 

Plan Assets

 

The Company’s pension plan weighted-average asset allocations at October 31, 2005 and 2004, by asset category are as follows:

 

     Target
Allocation
Percentage


    Plan Assets at October 31,

 
       2005

    2004

 

Asset Category

                  

Equity securities

   40-60 %   61 %   56 %

Debt securities

   40-60 %   32 %   38 %

Real estate

   0-10 %   7 %   6 %
    

 

 

Total

   100 %   100 %   100 %
    

 

 

 

The Company’s investment policy for assets of the plans is to obtain a reasonable long-term return consistent with the level of risk assumed. The Company also seeks to control the cost of funding the plans within prudent levels of risk through the investment of plan assets and the Company seeks to provide diversification of assets in an effort to avoid the risk of large losses and to maximize the return to the plans consistent with market and economic risk.

 

Cash Flows

 

Contributions

 

The Company expects to contribute $8,401 to its pension plan in fiscal 2006, compared to $9,009 funded in fiscal 2005. The funding levels of fiscal 2005 combined with the investment performance resulted in improved funding ratios of pension plan assets to liabilities, which lowered the contribution levels for fiscal 2006.

 

Estimated Future Benefit Payments

 

The following benefit payments, which reflect expected future service, as appropriate, are expected to be paid:

 

     Pension Benefits

   Other Benefits

2006

   $ 2,380    $ 79

2007

     4,639      76

2008

     3,040      78

2009

     3,410      85

2010

     3,720      85

2011-2015

     25,890      396

 

In addition to the defined benefit plans described above, the Company maintains a number of defined contribution plans. Under the terms of the plans, eligible employees may contribute a selected percentage of their base pay. The Company matches a percentage of the employees’ contributions up to a stated percentage, subject

 

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to statutory limitations. In addition, the Company may make a discretionary profit sharing contribution on an annual basis. The Company recorded expense of $866, $1,104 and $1,310 during fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively, for its defined contribution plans.

 

During 1997, the Company initiated a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (“SERP”) for key employees of the Company. Currently, the former SERP is in effect for one retired key employee. Compensation expense relating to this plan was $126, $114 and $80 in fiscal 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. The benefits accrued under this plan were $546 and $671 at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

Note 11—Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding during the period. In addition, the shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to stock options outstanding under the Company’s Amended and Restated 1993 Key Employee Stock Incentive Plan are included in the diluted earnings per share calculation to the extent they are dilutive. The computations of basic and diluted earnings per share in fiscal 2004 and 2003 also considered shares that were issuable to the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer in accordance with his employment agreement. The following is a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator of the basic and diluted earnings per share computation for net income (loss) per share:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
     2005

   2004

    2003

 
    

(Amounts in thousands, except

per share data)

 

Income before cumulative effect of change in accounting

   $ 26,752    $ 18,759     $ 5,576  

Add: Effect of preferred share redemption

     197      —         —    

Less: Cumulative preferred stock dividend, as if declared

     —        (246 )     (246 )
    

  


 


Income available to common stockholders before cumulative effect of change in accounting

   $ 26,949    $ 18,513     $ 5,330  
    

  


 


Net income

   $ 26,752    $ 18,759     $ 3,613  

Add: Effect of preferred share redemption

     197      —         —    

Less: Cumulative preferred stock dividend, as if declared

     —        (246 )     (246 )
    

  


 


Net income available to common stockholders

   $ 26,949    $ 18,513     $ 3,367  
    

  


 


Basic weighted average shares

     15,915      15,646       15,246  

Effect of dilutive securities:

                       

Stock options

     506      477       157  

Chief Executive Officer compensation shares

     —        33       79  
    

  


 


Diluted weighted average shares

     16,421      16,156       15,482  
    

  


 


Basic earnings per share before cumulative effect of accounting change

   $ 1.69    $ 1.18     $ 0.35  
    

  


 


Basic earnings per share

   $ 1.69    $ 1.18     $ 0.22  
    

  


 


Diluted earnings per share before cumulative effect of accounting change

   $ 1.64    $ 1.15     $ 0.35  
    

  


 


Diluted earnings per share

   $ 1.64    $ 1.15     $ 0.22  
    

  


 


 

In fiscal 2003, 226,000 options to purchase shares were outstanding, but excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because the exercise prices were greater than the average market price of Common Stock during the period.

 

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Note 12—Preferred Shares and Stock and Bonus Plans

 

Preferred Shares

 

In December 2001, of the 5,000,000 preferred shares authorized, the Company designated 100,000 shares as Series A Preferred Stock. In January 2002, the Company issued MTD Products 42,780 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. These shares, with a par value of $.01 per share, ranked senior to the Company’s Common Stock. The Series A Preferred Stock were entitled to cumulative dividends, at a rate of $5.75 per share per annum, if and when declared by the Company. These shares were non-voting and were not convertible into any other securities of the Company. In the event of any liquidation, each Series A Preferred Stock holder was entitled to, prior and in preference to any other distribution, $100 per share plus all accrued but unpaid dividends. The Company was entitled to redeem any or all outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock annually for $100 per share plus all accrued but unpaid dividends.

 

In November 2004, the Company elected to redeem the Series A Preferred Stock in accordance with its terms, and paid to MTD Holdings, which received the Series A Preferred Stock when it was established as a holding company, $4,524, which included dividends of $246 for the period November 1, 2003 to October 31, 2004. Dividends prior to November 1, 2003 have been waived by agreement with the preferred stockholder.

 

1993 Key Employee Stock Incentive Plan

 

The Company maintains the Amended and Restated Key Employee Stock Incentive Program (the “Incentive Plan”), which authorizes grants to officers and other key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries of (i) stock options that are intended to qualify as incentive stock options, (ii) nonqualified stock options and (iii) restricted stock awards. An aggregate of 1,700,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price equal to 100% of the market value on the date of grant, subject to adjustment upon occurrence of certain events to prevent dilution or expansion of the rights of participants that might otherwise result from the occurrence of such events, has been reserved for issuance upon the exercise of stock options. An individual award is limited to 500,000 shares in a five-year period.

 

Non-qualified stock options and incentive stock options have been granted to date and all options have been granted at market price at the date of grant. Options expire over a period not to exceed ten years from the date of grant. A summary of option activity under the plan follows:

 

    

Number

of Shares

Under

Option


   

Weighted

Average

Option

Price


Outstanding at November 1, 2002

   637,750     $ 3.63

Granted

   338,500     $ 2.48

Exercised

   (62,156 )   $ 1.74

Canceled

   (83,850 )   $ 4.79
    

 

Outstanding at October 31, 2003

   830,244     $ 2.96

Granted

   52,000     $ 8.96

Exercised

   (141,821 )   $ 3.22

Canceled

   (52,168 )   $ 8.22
    

 

Outstanding at October 31, 2004

   688,255     $ 2.96

Granted

   41,000     $ 13.06

Exercised

   (43,463 )   $ 4.54

Canceled

   (20,501 )   $ 7.30
    

 

Outstanding at October 31, 2005

   665,291     $ 3.34
    

 

 

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There were 487,458 options exercisable as of October 31, 2005 with a weighted average exercise price of $2.39.

 

The following table provides additional information regarding options outstanding as of October 31, 2005:

 

Range of
Exercise Prices


   Options
Outstanding


   Weighted Average
Exercise Price


   Weighted Average
Remaining
Contractual Life


   Options
Exercisable


   Weighted Average
Exercise Price of
Options Exercisable


$1.70

   382,354    $ 1.70    7.00    299,021    $ 1.70

$2.38

   26,733    $ 2.38    6.65    26,733    $ 2.38

$2.50

   100,000    $ 2.50    6.59    100,000    $ 2.50

$3.75

   11,200    $ 3.75    5.10    11,200    $ 3.75

$4.67

   58,004    $ 4.67    7.99    35,171    $ 4.67

$8.96

   46,000    $ 8.96    8.99    15,333    $ 8.96

$13.06

   41,000    $ 13.06    9.99    0    $ 13.06
    
              
      

Totals

   665,291                487,458       
    
              
      

 

The fair value of these options was estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions for fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003:

 

     2005

    2004

    2003

 

Risk-free interest

   4.45 %   3.32 %   4.49 %

Dividend yield

   0.00 %   0.00 %   0.00 %

Volatility factor—market

   72.23 %   82.77 %   61.7 %

Expected life of options—years

   6.0     5.0     10.0  

 

Based upon the preceding assumptions, the weighted average fair values of stock options granted during fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003 were $8.79, $6.06 and $1.82 per share, respectively.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer Employment Agreement

 

Under the terms of the five-year employment agreement with the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, the executive received an annual base salary, in arrears, in unrestricted shares of Common Stock for the first three years of the agreement. The Company initially recorded the issuance of the total stock award of 900,000 shares of Common Stock as unearned compensation, reducing stockholders’ equity by $1,530 for the value of the award at $1.70 per share, the market price of the Common Stock at the date of the agreement. The related compensation expense was recognized over the service period during the first three years of the agreement. On January 31, 2005, 2004 and 2003, the Company issued 250,000, 300,000 and 350,000 shares, respectively, of Common Stock for services rendered from the period February 1, 2004 through January 31, 2005, February 1, 2003 through January 31, 2004, and February 1, 2002 through January 31, 2003, the first three years of the employment agreement. For years ended October 31, 2005, 2004 and 2003, the Company recorded, as compensation expense, $106, $447 and $531, respectively. As of October 31, 2005, no portion of the award remains unearned. The executive is currently receiving a base salary paid in cash for the remainder of the agreement.

 

In addition, as part of the employment agreement, the Company effectively granted the executive a total of 500,000 options and the Company established a supplemental executive retirement plan whereby the executive will be entitled to a benefit of $1,868 at the end of the five-year employment agreement, in January 2007. The

 

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Company also established a rabbi trust for the President and Chief Executive Officer to set aside assets to pay for benefits under the supplemental executive retirement plan. These assets remain subject to claims by the Company’s general creditors in preference to the claims of the plan’s participant and beneficiaries. The trust is currently active and is funded as follows:

 

Investment Type


  

Cost at

October 31, 2005


   Fair Market Value at
October 31, 2005


   Unrealized
Holding Gain


Money Market Funds

   $ 6    $ 6    $ —  

Mutual Funds

     852      985      133

Real Estate Trust Investment

     253      253      —  
    

  

  

Total Investments

   $ 1,111    $ 1,244    $ 133
    

  

  

Investment Type


  

Cost at

October 31, 2004


   Fair Market Value at
October 31, 2004


   Unrealized
Holding Gain


Money Market Funds

   $ 6    $ 6    $ —  

Mutual Funds

     556      654      98

Real Estate Trust Investment

     236      236      —  
    

  

  

Total Investments

   $ 798    $ 896    $ 98
    

  

  

 

In accordance with SFAS No. 115, the Company has classified these assets as available for sale and accordingly has recognized the change in fair value in other comprehensive income.

 

Executive Incentive Bonus Plan

 

The Company maintains a Senior Management Bonus Plan (the “Management Plan”) to provide the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology and Marketing incentives for superior performance. The Management Plan, which was approved by the stockholders of the Company and is administered by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, entitles the executives to be paid a cash bonus based upon the attainment of objective performance criteria established annually by the Compensation Committee. For fiscal 2005, the Compensation Committee established performance goals based on the Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), entitling these executives to be paid a bonus based upon varying percentages of their respective base salaries and the level of achievement of EBITDA in relation to the target established by the Compensation Committee. For fiscal 2005, these executives are entitled to receive an aggregate of $644 under the Management Plan.

 

The Company maintains a Short-Term Incentive Plan (the “Bonus Plan”), which provides annual incentive bonuses to its eligible employees (other than those employees that participate in the Management Plan). The Bonus Plan provides for an aggregate bonus pool as determined annually by the Compensation Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. Payments are made to participants of the Bonus Plan based upon the achievement of defined objectives. In the case of corporate executives eligible for the Bonus Plan, 65% of the incentive depends upon meeting the goals for Company performance and 35% of the incentive depends upon specific goals established by the Chief Executive Officer. Finally, in the case of the remaining employees eligible for the Bonus Plan, 35% of the incentive depends upon meeting the operating targets of the employees’ operating unit established by the Chief Executive Officer, 35% is based upon attaining the corporate goals for Company performance and 30% of the incentive depends upon specific goals as established by the Chief Executive Officer. During fiscal 2005, 2004 and 2003, $1,270, $2,212 and $1,600 was approved and provided under the Bonus Plan. The executives that participate in the Management Bonus Plan previously participated in the Bonus Plan in fiscal 2004 and 2003.

 

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Note 13—Income Taxes

 

The components of the provision for income taxes from continuing operations were as follows:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
     2005

    2004

   2003

 

Current:

                       

Federal

   $ 4,885     $ 185    $ (407 )

State and local

     1,367       395      (531 )

Foreign

     723       967      1,270  
    


 

  


       6,975       1,547      332  

Deferred:

                       

Federal

     2,490       9,154      3,780  

State and local

     (942 )     1,351      392  

Foreign

     (550 )     374      (606 )
    


 

  


     $ 7,973     $ 12,426    $ 3,898  
    


 

  


 

Temporary differences and carryforwards which give rise to deferred tax assets and liabilities were comprised of the following:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
           2005      

          2004      

 

Deferred tax assets:

                

Accrued workers’ compensation

   $ 1,351     $ 1,672  

Bad debt reserves

     2,058       1,764  

Inventory reserves

     780       893  

State income tax grants, credits and loss carryforwards

     3,000       3,787  

Accrued group insurance

     —         646  

AMT carryforwards

     2,488       185  

Accrued vacation reserves

     506       469  

Capital loss carryforwards

     —         2,503  

Post retirement benefits

     204       285  

Pension obligations

     5,150       5,314  

Other reserves

     1,751       2,255  

Charitable contribution carryforward

     —         34  

Goodwill amortization

     1,003       1,170  

Net operating loss carryforward

     —         4,195  

Research and development credits

     867       867  
    


 


       19,158       26,039  

Less: Valuation allowance

     (2,792 )     (6,398 )
    


 


Total deferred tax assets

     16,366       19,641  

Deferred tax liabilities:

                

Fixed assets

     (26,982 )     (29,636 )

Prepaid expenses

     (511 )     —    
    


 


Net deferred tax liability

   $ (11,127 )   $ (9,995 )
    


 


Change in net deferred tax liability:

                

Provision for deferred taxes

   $ (998 )   $ (10,879 )

Other

     (3 )     289  

Items of other comprehensive loss

     (131 )     837  
    


 


Total change in net deferred tax liability

   $ (1,132 )   $ (9,753 )
    


 


 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

In previous fiscal years, the Company had provided a tax valuation allowance to reduce its deferred tax assets to their estimated realizable value. A valuation allowance for the tax benefit of tax credits was recorded in previous years since realization of these tax credits was uncertain at that time. In addition, reserves for certain tax contingencies were recorded in previous years against the tax benefit of net operating loss carryforwards since the Company was experiencing losses and realization of this benefit was uncertain at that time. In the second quarter of fiscal 2005, these matters were resolved, eliminating the requirement for the valuation allowance and these reserves. The Company, therefore, recorded a benefit in the tax provision of $2,003, representing the reversal of the valuation allowance and other related reserves associated with these credits and tax contingencies.

 

In previous fiscal years, an additional tax valuation allowance was recorded related to capital loss carryforwards. The capital loss carryforwards resulted from the Company’s loss of its investment in its joint venture, VCS LLC, after the majority owner of VCS LLC unilaterally filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on behalf of VCS LLC. The loss was characterized as a capital loss, and because of the Company’s financial performance at the time and the remote possibility of sufficient capital gain income to ensure utilization of the capital loss carryforward, the Company recorded a valuation allowance of $2,503.

 

Since filing for bankruptcy, VCS LLC continued to operate under debtor in possession financing until the sale of substantially all of the assets of VCS LLC to another party. During this period of operation, VCS LLC continued to generate operating losses. In the third quarter of fiscal 2005, upon receiving notice of the filing of VCS LLC’s tax returns for the tax years ending 2002 through 2004, the Company was allocated additional ordinary losses that reduced its tax basis in the limited liability company to zero. Accordingly, the Company will not realize a capital loss from this investment and, therefore, the tax benefit previously recorded with respect to the anticipated capital loss as well as the related tax valuation allowance were reversed in the third quarter of fiscal 2005. However, as a result of the additional ordinary losses allocated to the Company that can be fully utilized to reduce taxes currently due in fiscal 2005, a tax benefit in the amount of $2,503 was recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2005.

 

The State of Ohio passed into law, effective July 1, 2005, tax legislation that, among other things, gradually eliminates the State of Ohio corporate tax on income. As a result, the Company evaluated the effect of the legislation on the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities and recorded a reduction of net deferred liabilities and a benefit in the tax provision of $1,102 in the third quarter of fiscal 2005. Effective July 1, 2005, the Company became subject to Ohio’s corporate tax on gross receipts. In addition, in the third quarter of fiscal 2005, the Company reduced its deferred tax asset and stockholders’ equity by $894 related to the Company’s minimum pension liability included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

 

A valuation allowance of approximately $2,792 remains at October 31, 2005 for deferred tax assets whose realization remains uncertain at this time. The comparable amount of the valuation allowance at October 31, 2004 was $6,398. The net reduction in the valuation allowance of $3,606 relates to reductions in the second and third quarter of 2005 discussed above of $3,370, a reduction of $343 related to the Ohio Manufacturer’s Grant (formerly known as the Ohio Manufacturer’s Credit) and an increase of $107 related to state and city operating loss carryforwards. In addition, while there was a reduction in the valuation allowance associated with the Ohio Manufacturer’s Grant, there was also an increase in tax reserves of approximately $800 in fiscal 2005 related to this item due to a current third-party lawsuit not involving the Company. In the lawsuit, the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Ohio Manufacturing Credit, which was amended to become the Ohio Manufacturer’s Grant, to be invalid. This ruling has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear the case. The ultimate impact of this lawsuit, and legislation implemented in the State of Ohio related to this matter, on the Company is uncertain.

 

While future projections for taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies have been considered in assessing the need for the valuation allowance, the Company believes that it is more likely than not that its deferred assets will not be fully realized and that the tax valuation allowance is appropriate. In

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

the event the Company were to determine that it would be able to realize some or all of its deferred tax assets in the future in excess of their recorded amount, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset valuation allowance would increase income in the period such determination was made. Likewise, should the Company determine that it would not be able to realize its deferred tax assets in the future, an adjustment to the valuation allowance would be charged to income in the period such determination was made.

 

A reconciliation of the statutory federal income tax rate to the effective tax rate is as follows:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

 
     2005

    2004

    2003

 

Federal income tax at statutory rate

   35.0 %   35.0 %   34.0 %

State and local income taxes, net of federal benefit

   3.3     3.4     0.7  

SFAS 109 rate differential

   —       —       1.0  

Valuation allowance change

   (8.8 )   (1.0 )   —    

Foreign dividend income

   —       —       5.2  

State law change

   (3.2 )   —       —    

Net operating loss benefit and reversal of contingencies

   (3.3 )   —       —    

Other

   —       2.4     0.2  
    

 

 

Effective income tax rate

   23.0 %   39.8 %   41.1 %
    

 

 

 

At October 31, 2005, the Company has no federal net operating loss carryforward. At October 31, 2004, the Company had a federal net operating loss carryforward of $11,986 that was fully utilized in the current fiscal year.

 

U.S. income taxes and foreign withholding taxes are not provided on undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries, because it is expected such earnings will be permanently reinvested in the operations of such subsidiaries. The amount of these earnings was approximately $4.5 million at October 31, 2005. The related US income tax cost of the repatriation of such earnings is approximately $1.6 million.

 

Note 14—Related Party Transactions

 

The Company had sales to MTD Products Inc and its affiliates of $31,620, $24,825 and $20,286 for fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. At October 31, 2005 and 2004, the Company had receivable balances of $3,083 and $5,020, respectively, due from MTD Products Inc and its affiliates, and payable balances of $62 and $34, respectively, due to MTD Products Inc and its affiliates.

 

In connection with a former credit agreement, the Company was required to generate additional liquidity. Accordingly, the Company agreed to sell certain machinery and equipment to MTD Products Inc. In May 2002, the Company completed this sale of assets with a net book value of $4,630 for $6,541 resulting in a pre-tax gain of $1,911, which was recorded as a component of stockholders’ equity. Additionally, in May 2002, the Company entered into a three-year supply agreement with MTD Products Inc to provide various services related to the manufacturing of products for MTD Products Inc at Company locations. Pursuant to the supply agreement, the Company manufactured parts for MTD Products Inc on an ongoing basis at market-based prices. As compensation for these services, the Company received $1,000 that was being amortized over the life of the agreement. The unearned amount of $167 at October 31, 2004 is recorded in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet. There is no unearned portion of the agreement at October 31, 2005. Lastly, the Company paid a $75 rent provision each month to MTD Products Inc from the inception of the agreement until December 2004.

 

In December 2004, the Company acquired from MTD Consumer Group Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of MTD Holdings, the manufacturing equipment that it had been leasing since May 2002, for $2,225. Upon acquisition of the manufacturing equipment, the monthly rental payment of approximately $75 from the

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Company to MTD Products Inc ceased. The equipment is recorded in machinery and equipment at the net book value of the equipment as if the original sale had not occurred and depreciation had continued while the equipment was leased. A $7 charge, net of tax, was recorded in stockholders’ equity to record the difference in the purchase price and the computed net book value.

 

Transactions with VCS LLC, the Company’s joint venture, during the year ended October 31, 2003 included purchases of $551. There were no transactions with VCS LLC in fiscal years 2005 and 2004. As of October 31, 2005 and 2004, the Company had amounts due from VCS LLC of $2,697 and $2,718, respectively, which were fully reserved, and the Company owed VCS LLC $1,030 at October 31, 2005 and 2004. Purchases from VCS LLC were intended to be substantially at market prices. In fiscal 2005 and 2004, the Company did not recognize any income or expense related to this joint venture.

 

Note 15—Business Segment Information

 

The Company conducts its business and reports its information as one operating segment—Automotive Products. The Chief Executive Officer of the Company has been identified as the chief operating decision maker as he has final authority over performance assessment and resource allocation decisions. In determining that one operating segment is appropriate, the Company considered the nature of the business activities, the existence of managers responsible for the operating activities and information presented to the Board of Directors for its consideration and advice. Furthermore, the Company is a full service manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies predominately for the automotive and heavy truck markets. Customers and suppliers are substantially the same among operations, and all processes entail the acquisition of steel and the processing of the steel for use in the automotive industry.

 

Revenues from the Company’s Mexican subsidiary were $37,924, $47,369 and $46,677 for fiscal 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. These revenues represent 6%, 7%, and 8% of total revenues for fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. Long-lived assets consist primarily of net property, plant and equipment. Long-lived assets of the Company’s foreign subsidiary totaled $19,072 and $20,418 at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The consolidated long-lived assets of the Company totaled $244,608 and $259,245 at October 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

The Company derived greater than 10% of its revenues from General Motors in fiscal 2005 with $260,164 in revenues. The Company derived greater than 10% of its revenues from General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Ford in fiscal year 2004, and from General Motors and Ford in fiscal years 2003. Revenues from General Motors amounted to $240,417 and $196,007 and revenues from Ford were $62,569 and $79,683 in fiscal 2004 and 2003, respectively. In fiscal 2004, DaimlerChrysler surpassed 10% of the Company’s revenues for the first time. Revenues from DaimlerChrysler were $67,569 in 2004.

 

Revenues derived from the Company’s products were as follows:

 

     Years Ended October 31,

     2005

   2004

   2003

Complex stampings and modular assemblies

   $ 219,011    $ 238,373    $ 266,638

Engineered welded blanks

     247,642      238,967      182,131

Blanking

     119,574      104,632      85,463

Tools, dies, steel processing, scrap, and other

     48,352      56,529      50,066
    

  

  

Total

   $ 634,579    $ 638,501    $ 584,298
    

  

  

 

Revenues of geographic regions are attributed to external customers based upon the location of the entity recording the sale.

 

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SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Note 16—Quarterly Results of Operations (Unaudited)

 

October 31, 2005


  

First

Quarter


  

Second

Quarter


  

Third

Quarter


  

Fourth

Quarter


Revenues

   $ 151,523    $ 166,803    $ 139,399    $ 176,854

Gross profit

     19,256      22,039      13,187      23,779

Operating income

     10,946      12,588      4,714      14,425

Net income

     4,695      8,525      5,479      8,053

Net income per share basic

     .31      .54     <