Strattec Security 10-K 2011
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2011.
Commission File Number 0-25150
STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
3333 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
(Title of Class)
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. o Yes þ No
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. o Yes þ No
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. þ Yes o No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). o Yes o 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 the registrants knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment of this Form 10-K. þ
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). o Yes þ No
The aggregate market value of the voting Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of December 26, 2010 (the last business day of the Registrants most recently completed second quarter), was approximately $102,672,000 (based upon the last reported sale price of the Common Stock at December 26, 2010, on the NASDAQ Global Market). Shares of common stock held by any executive officer or director of the registrant have been excluded from this computation because such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status is not a conclusive determination for other purposes.
On August 13, 2011, there were outstanding 3,289,660 shares of the Registrants $.01 par value Common Stock.
Documents Incorporated by Reference
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A number of the matters and subject areas discussed in this Form 10-K as well as in portions of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders and the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, which are incorporated herein by reference, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as anticipate, believe, would, expect, intend, may, planned, potential, should, will and could, or the negative of these terms or words of similar meaning. These statements include expected future financial results, product offerings, global expansion, liquidity needs, financing ability, planned capital expenditures, managements or the Companys expectations and beliefs, and similar matters discussed, or otherwise incorporated herein by reference, in this Form 10-K. The discussions of such matters and subject areas are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally, and also may materially differ from the Companys actual future experience.
The Companys business, operations and financial performance are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could result in material differences in actual results from the Companys current expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, in particular relating to the automotive industry, consumer demand for the Companys and its customers products, competitive and technological developments, customer purchasing actions, foreign currency fluctuations, costs of operations (including fluctuations in the cost of raw materials) and other matters described under Risk Factors in the Managements Discussion and Analysis section of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference in Part I, Item 1A of this report and in the Companys other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this Form 10-K and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Form 10-K.
Item 1. Business
The information set forth under Company Description which appears on pages 5 through 11 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference. For information as to export sales, see the information set forth under Notes to Financial Statements-Export Sales included on page 46 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Automotive vehicle access systems, which are both theft deterrent and consumer friendly, are trending toward electro-mechanical devices. Electronic companies are developing user identification systems such as bio-systems, card holder (transmitter) systems, etc., while mechanical locks, keys, housings, and latches are evolving to accommodate electronics. The Company believes it is positioning itself as a vehicle access control supplier by building its product, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the required electro-mechanical products, which include vehicle access latches, keys with remote entry electronic systems, and ignition interface systems with passive start capabilities.
These technologies benefit the Company by increasing the potential customer base as a Tier 2 supplier while maintaining Tier 1 status on some product lines and adding additional product line availability.
Sources and Availability of Raw Materials
The Companys primary raw materials are high-grade zinc, brass, nickel silver, steel, aluminum and plastic resins. These materials are generally available from a number of suppliers, but the Company has chosen to concentrate its sourcing with one primary vendor for each commodity. The Company believes its sources for raw materials are very reliable and adequate for its needs. The Company has not experienced any significant long term supply problems in its operations and does not anticipate any significant supply problems in the foreseeable future. See further discussion under Risk Factors-Sources of and Fluctuations in Market Prices of Raw Materials included on page 25 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Patents, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property
The Company believes that the success of its business will not only result from the technical competence, creativity and marketing abilities of its employees but also from the protection of its intellectual property through patents, trademarks and copyrights. As part of its ongoing research, development and manufacturing activities, the Company has a policy of seeking patents on new products, processes and improvements when appropriate.
Although, in the aggregate, the intellectual property discussed herein are of considerable importance to the manufacturing and marketing of many of its products, the Company does not consider any single patent or trademark or group of patents or trademarks to be material to its business as a whole, except for the STRATTEC and STRATTEC with logo trademarks.
The Company also relies upon trade secret protection for its confidential and proprietary information. The Company maintains confidentiality agreements with its key executives. In addition, the Company enters into confidentiality agreements with selected suppliers, consultants and associates as appropriate to evaluate new products or business relationships pertinent to the success of the Company. However, there can be no assurance that others will not independently obtain similar information and techniques or otherwise gain access to the Companys trade secrets or that the Company can effectively protect its trade secrets.
Dependence Upon Significant Customers
A very significant portion of the Companys annual sales are to General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler Group LLC. These three customers accounted for approximately 66 percent of the Companys net sales in 2011, 67 percent of the Companys net sales in 2010 and 66 percent of the Companys net sales in 2009. Further information regarding sales to the Companys largest customers is set forth under the caption Risk Factors Loss of Significant Customers, Vehicle Content, Vehicle Models and Market Share and Risk Factors Production Slowdowns for Customers included on page 24 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders and Notes to Financial Statements-Sales and Receivable Concentration included on page 46 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, all of which are incorporated herein by reference.
The products sold to these customers are model specific, fitting only certain defined applications. Consequently, the Company is highly dependent on its major customers for their business, and on these customers ability to produce and sell vehicles which utilize the Companys products. The Company has enjoyed good relationships with General Motors Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and other customers in the past, and expects to do so in the future. However, a significant change in the purchasing practices of, or a significant loss of volume from, one or more of these customers could have a detrimental effect on the Companys financial performance. We cannot provide any assurance that any lost sales volume could be replaced despite historical relationships with our customers.
Sales and Marketing
The Company provides its customers with engineered locksets, steering column lock housings, seatback and secondary latches, power sliding door systems, power liftgate systems, power decklids and other access products which are unique to specific vehicles. Any given vehicle will typically take 1 to 3 years of development and engineering design time prior to being offered to the public. The locksets, lock housings, power liftgates, power sliding door and other power access systems, and latches are designed concurrently with the vehicle. Therefore, commitment to the Company as the production source occurs 1 to 3 years prior to the start of production. The Company employs an engineering staff that assists in providing design and technical solutions to its customers. The Company believes that its engineering expertise is a competitive advantage and contributes toward its strong market position. For example, the Company believes it regularly provides innovative design proposals for its product offerings to its customers that will improve customer access, vehicle security system quality, theft deterrence and system cost.
The typical process used by automotive manufacturers in selecting a lock, lock housing, power liftgate, power sliding door and other power access systems, or latch supplier is to offer the business opportunity to the Company and several of the Companys competitors. Each competitor will pursue the opportunity, doing its best to provide the customer with the most attractive proposal. Price pressure is strong during this process but once an agreement is reached, a commitment is made for each year of the product program. Typically, price reductions resulting from productivity improvement by the Company are included in the contract and are estimated in evaluating each of these opportunities by the Company. A blanket purchase order, a contract indicating a specified part will be supplied at a specified price during a defined time period, is issued by customers for each model year. Production quantity releases or quantity commitments are made to that purchase order for weekly deliveries to the customer. As a consequence and because the Company is a Just-in-Time supplier to the automotive industry, it does not maintain a backlog of orders in the classic sense for future production and shipment.
The Company competes with domestic and foreign-based competitors on the basis of custom product design, engineering support, quality, delivery and price. While the number of direct competitors is currently relatively small, the automotive manufacturers actively encourage competition between potential suppliers. The Company has a large share of the North American market for its lock and key, housing, power liftgate, power sliding door, and latch products because of its ability to provide optimal value, which is a beneficial combination of price, quality, technical support, program management, innovation and aftermarket support. In order to reduce lockset or housing, power liftgate, power sliding door, and latch product production costs while still offering a wide range of technical support, the Company utilizes assembly operations and certain light manufacturing operations in Mexico, which results in lower labor costs as compared to the United States.
As locks and keys become more sophisticated and involve additional electronics, competitors with specific electronic expertise may emerge to challenge the Company. To address this, the Company has strengthened its electrical engineering knowledge and service. It is also working with several electronics suppliers to jointly develop and supply these advanced products.
The Companys lockset, housing and power access competitors include Huf North America, Ushin-Ortech, Tokai-Rika, Alpha-Tech, Valeo, Honda Lock, Shin Chang, Magna, Edscha, Stabilus, Aisin, Brose, Mitsuba, Ohi, Kiekert, Inteva and Gecom. For additional information related to competition, see the information set forth under Risk Factors-Highly Competitive Automotive Supply Industry included on page 26 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Research and Development
The Company engages in research and development activities pertinent to automotive access control. A major area of focus for research is the expanding role of vehicle access via electronic interlocks and modes of communicating authorization data between consumers and vehicles. Development activities include new products, applications and product performance improvements. In addition, specialized data collection equipment is developed to facilitate increased product development efficiency and continuous quality improvements. For fiscal years 2011, 2010, and 2009, the Company spent approximately $1.5 million, $900,000, and $670,000, respectively, on research and development. The Company believes that, historically, it has committed sufficient resources to research and development and will continue to invest in the future as required to support additional product programs associated with both existing and new customers. Patents are pursued and will continue to be pursued as appropriate to protect the Companys interests resulting from these activities.
The Company incurs costs related to tooling used in component production and assembly. Some of these costs are reimbursed by customers who then own the tools involved. See the information set forth under Notes to Financial Statements-Customer Tooling in Progress included on page 34 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.
As is the case with other manufacturers, the Company is subject to Federal, state, local and foreign laws and other legal requirements relating to the generation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal of materials as a result of its manufacturing and assembly operations. These laws include the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (as amended), the Clean Air Act (as amended), the Clean Water Act of 1990 (as amended) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (as amended). The Company has an environmental management system that is ISO-14001 certified. The Company believes that its existing environmental management system is adequate and it has no current plans for substantial capital expenditures in the environmental area.
As discussed in Notes to Financial Statements-Commitments and Contingencies included on page 40 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference, a site at the Companys Milwaukee facility is contaminated by a solvent spill from a former above-ground solvent storage tank located on the east side of the facility, which occurred in 1985. This situation is being monitored by the Company.
The Company does not currently anticipate any materially adverse impact on its financial statements or competitive position as a result of compliance with Federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws or other legal requirements. However, risk of environmental liability and charges associated with maintaining compliance with environmental laws is inherent in the nature of the Companys business and there is no assurance that material liabilities or charges could not arise.
At July 3, 2011, the Company had approximately 2,556 full-time employees, of which approximately 216 or 8.5 percent were represented by a labor union, which accounts for all production associates at the Companys Milwaukee facility. In October 2009, a new contract with the unionized associates was ratified and is effective through June 29, 2014. During June 2001, there was a 16-day strike by the represented employees at the Companys Milwaukee facility. Further information regarding the strike, work stoppages and other labor matters are discussed under Risk Factors-Disruptions Due to Work Stoppages and Other labor Matters included on page 25 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company maintains its corporate website at www.strattec.com and makes available, free of charge, through this website its code of business ethics, annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports that the Company files with, or furnishes to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) as soon as reasonably practicable after the Company electronically files such material with, or furnishes it to, the Commission. The Company is not including all the information contained on or available through its website as a part of, or incorporating such information by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K. However, this report includes (or incorporates by reference) all material information about the Company that is included on the Companys website which is otherwise required to be included in this report.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
The information set forth under Risk Factors which appears on pages 23 through 26 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference. The risks described in the section Risk Factors in the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders are not the only risks the Company faces. Additional risks that the Company does not yet know of or that it currently thinks are immaterial may also impair its business operations. If any of the events or circumstances described in those risks actually occur, the Companys business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected. In such cases, the trading price of the Companys common stock could decline.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2. Properties
The Company has three manufacturing plants, one warehouse, and one sales office. These facilities are described as follows:
The Company believes that its production facilities will be adequate for the foreseeable future.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
In the normal course of business the Company may be involved in various legal proceedings from time to time. The Company does not believe it is currently involved in any claim or action the ultimate disposition of which would have a material adverse effect on the Companys financial statements.
Item 4. [Removed and Reserved]
Item 5. Market for Registrants Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
The Companys Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program on October 16, 1996, and the program was publicly announced on October 17, 1996. The Board of Directors has periodically increased the number of shares authorized for repurchase under the program. At July 3, 2011, the number of shares of the Companys common stock authorized for repurchase under the program totaled 3,839,395. The program currently authorizes the repurchase of the Companys common stock from time to time, directly or through brokers or agents, and has no expiration date. Over the life of the repurchase program through July 3, 2011, a total of 3,655,322 shares have been repurchased at a cost of approximately $136.4 million. No shares were repurchased during the quarter or year ended July 3, 2011.
The Companys common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol STRT.
The information set forth under Financial Summary Quarterly Financial Data (Unaudited) included on page 51 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
The information set forth under Five Year Financial Summary which appears on page 50 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference. Such information should be read along with the Companys financial statements and the notes to those financial statements and with Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations incorporated by reference elsewhere herein.
Item 7. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The information set forth under Managements Discussion and Analysis which appears on pages 13 through 26 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Our exposure to market risk is limited to fluctuations in raw material commodity prices and foreign currency exchange rate risk associated with STRATTECs foreign operations. We do not utilize financial instruments for trading purposes. We have not had outstanding borrowings with third parties since December 1997. There is, therefore, currently no significant exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates. To the extent that we incur future borrowings under our line of credit, we would be subject to interest rate risk related to such borrowings.
We are subject to exposure from changes in foreign currency exchange rates related to the U.S. dollar costs of our manufacturing operations in Mexico. A portion of our manufacturing costs are incurred in Mexican pesos. Our earnings and cash flows are subject to fluctuations as a result of changes in the U.S. dollar / Mexican peso exchange rate. Effective January 2011, we entered into agreements with Bank of Montreal that provide for two weekly Mexican peso currency option contracts for a portion of our weekly estimated peso denominated operating costs through July 6, 2012. The weekly option contracts are for equivalent notional amounts. One provides for the purchase of Mexican pesos at a U.S. dollar / Mexican peso exchange rate of 11.85 if the spot rate at the weekly expiry date is below 11.85. The second provides for the purchase of Mexican pesos at a U.S. dollar / Mexican peso exchange rate of 12.85 if the spot rate at the weekly expiry date is above 12.85. Our objective in entering into these currency option contracts is to minimize our earnings volatility resulting from changes in exchange rates affecting the U.S. dollar cost of our Mexican operations. Effective August 2011, we entered into additional agreements with Bank of Montreal that provide for two weekly Mexican peso currency option contracts covering a portion of our estimated peso denominated operating costs for the period July 6, 2012 through June 28, 2013. The notional amounts of the additional weekly contracts are $100,000 each. One set of agreements provide for the purchase of Mexican pesos at an average U.S. dollar / Mexican peso exchange rate of 12.40 if the average spot rate at the weekly expiry date is below 12.40. The second provide for the purchase of Mexican pesos at an average U.S. dollar / Mexican peso exchange rate of 13.40 if the average spot rate at the weekly expiry date is above 13.40. The Mexican peso option contracts are not used for speculative purposes and are not designated as hedges, and as a result, all currency option contracts are recognized in our accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements at fair value and changes in the fair value of the currency option contracts are reported in current earnings as part of Other (Expense) Income, net. The premium to be paid and received under the two Mexican peso currency option contracts net, and as a result, premiums related to the contracts did not impact earnings.
The following table quantifies the outstanding Mexican peso currency option contracts and the corresponding impact on the value of these instruments assuming a 10 percent appreciation / depreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the Mexican peso on July 3, 2011 (thousands of dollars):
The fair market value of all outstanding Mexican peso option contracts in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets was as follows (thousands of dollars):
The pre-tax effects of the Mexican peso option contracts on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) consisted of the following (in thousands):
See Risk Factors Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Risk Factors Sources of and Fluctuations in Market Prices of Raw Materials included on page 25 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by reference, for more information.
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
The financial statements, together with the report thereon of Deloitte & Touche LLP dated September 8, 2011, the report of management on internal control over financial reporting and the report of Deloitte & Touche LLP on internal control over financial reporting dated September 8, 2011, which appear on pages 47 through 49 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders, are incorporated herein by reference. The reports of Deloitte & Touche LLP and Grant Thornton LLP are included on pages 12 and 13 in this Form 10-K Report.
Our quarterly results of operations included under Financial Summary-Quarterly Financial Data (Unaudited) which appears on page 51 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9. Changes In and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
On February 23, 2010, the Company dismissed Grant Thornton LLP as its independent public accountants and appointed Deloitte & Touche LLP as its new independent public accountants. The decision to dismiss Grant Thornton LLP and to retain Deloitte & Touche LLP was approved by the Companys Audit Committee on February 23, 2010.
Grant Thorntons reports on the Companys consolidated financial statements for each of the fiscal years ended June 28, 2009 and June 29, 2008 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the Companys two most recent fiscal years and through February 23, 2010, there were no disagreements with Grant Thornton on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure which, if not resolved to Grant Thorntons satisfaction, would have caused them to make reference to the subject matter in connection with their report on the Companys consolidated financial statements for such years; and there were no reportable events, as listed in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of SEC Regulation S-K.
During the fiscal years ended June 28, 2009 and June 29, 2008, and the subsequent interim period through February 23, 2010, the Company did not consult with Deloitte & Touche regarding any of the matters or events set forth in Item 304(a)(2)(i) and (ii) of SEC Regulation S-K.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act)) that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Security and Exchange Commissions rules and forms, and that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to its management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The Company carried out an evaluation as of the end of the period covered by this report, under the supervision and with the participation of the Companys management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Companys disclosure controls and procedures. Based on such evaluation, the Companys Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Companys disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report at reaching a level of reasonable assurance. It should be noted that in designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management was necessarily required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. The Company has designed its disclosure controls and procedures to reach a level of reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives.
There was no change in the Companys internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the quarter ended July 3, 2011 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Companys internal control over financial reporting.
The report of management required under this Item 9A is included on page 47 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders under the heading Report on Managements Assessment of Internal Control over Financial Reporting and is incorporated herein by reference.
The attestation report required under this Item 9A is included on page 48 of the Companys 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders under the heading Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9B. Other Information
Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
The information included in the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, under Proposal: Election of Directors, Corporate Governance Matters-Code of Business Ethics, Audit Committee Matters-Audit Committee Financial Expert, Executive Officers, Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance, and Corporate Governance Matters-Director Nominations is incorporated herein by reference.
The Audit Committee of the Companys Board of Directors is an audit committee for purposes of Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The members of the Audit Committee consist of three outside independent Directors, David R. Zimmer, Audit Committee Chairman, Robert Feitler, and Michael J. Koss.
Item 11. Executive Compensation
The information included in the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, under Director Compensation and Executive Compensation is incorporated herein by reference.
The information incorporated by reference from Report of Compensation Committee in the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
The information included in the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, under Security Ownership is incorporated herein by reference.
Equity Compensation Plan Information
The following table summarizes share information, as of July 3, 2011, for the Companys Stock Incentive Plan.
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence
The information included in the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, under Transactions With Related Persons and Corporate Governance Matters-Director Independence is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
The information included in the Companys Proxy Statement, dated September 8, 2011, under Audit Committee Matters-Fees of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders
of STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION:
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and subsidiaries (the Company) as of July 3, 2011 and June 27, 2010, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income shareholders equity, and cash flows for the two years in the period ended July 3, 2011. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of July 3, 2011 and June 27, 2010, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the two years in the period ended July 3, 2011 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Companys internal control over financial reporting as of July 3, 2011, based on the criteria established in Internal Control Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated September 8, 2011 expressed an unqualified opinion on the Companys internal control over financial reporting.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
September 8, 2011
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Board of Directors and Shareholders of STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION:
We have audited the accompanying consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss), shareholders equity, and cash flows of STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION (a Wisconsin Corporation) and subsidiaries, (the Company) for the year ended June 28, 2009. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the results of operations and the cash flows of STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION and subsidiaries for the year ended June 28, 2009 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
As discussed in the Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies footnote to the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company changed its method of accounting for noncontrolling interests due to the adoption of the guidance on noncontrolling interests in consolidated financial statements and applied this change retrospectively.
/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP
August 24, 2009
(except for the footnote titled, Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, as to which the date is September 1, 2010)
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 8, 2011
Pursuant to the requirement of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
EXHIBIT INDEX TO ANNUAL REPORT
ON FORM 10-K