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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 


FORM 10-Q


 

(Mark One)

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED

September 30, 2007; OR

 

o

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM __________ TO __________.

 

Commission File Number: 0-20728

 


RIMAGE CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Minnesota

41-1577970

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

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

 

7725 Washington Avenue South, Edina, MN 55439

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

952-944-8144

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

NA

(Former name, former address, and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)

 

Common Stock outstanding at October 31, 2007 – 9,693,452 shares

of $.01 par value Common Stock.

 


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  o

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act):

 

Large Accelerated Filer  o   Accelerated Filer  x   Non-Accelerated Filer o

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act):  Yes  o   No x

 


 
 



RIMAGE CORPORATION

FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007

 

 

 

Description

Page

 

 

 

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

3

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006

4

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006

5

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

6-12

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

13-20

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

20

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Items 1-1A.

None

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

21

 

 

 

Items 3-5.

None

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

21

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

22

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited - in thousands, except share data)

 

Assets

 

September 30,
2007

 

December 31,
2006

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

6,500

 

$

8,500

 

Marketable securities

 

 

49,694

 

 

30,266

 

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts and sales returns of $493,000 and $878,000, respectively

 

 

19,801

 

 

21,697

 

Inventories

 

 

7,584

 

 

6,072

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

1,696

 

 

1,151

 

Deferred income taxes - current

 

 

2,453

 

 

2,430

 

Total current assets

 

 

87,728

 

 

70,116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities - non-current

 

 

28,689

 

 

38,594

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

3,377

 

 

3,626

 

Deferred income taxes - non-current

 

 

1,032

 

 

23

 

Total assets

 

$

120,826

 

$

112,359

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

 

$

7,433

 

$

7,136

 

Accrued compensation

 

 

2,951

 

 

2,882

 

Other accrued expenses

 

 

1,340

 

 

1,237

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

2,718

 

 

1,207

 

Deferred income and customer deposits

 

 

5,264

 

 

3,509

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

138

 

 

192

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

19,844

 

 

16,163

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income and customer deposits - non-current

 

 

2,157

 

 

715

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

5

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

 

2,157

 

 

720

 

Total liabilities

 

 

22,001

 

 

16,883

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, authorized 250,000 shares, no shares issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 29,750,000 shares, issued and outstanding 9,645,608 and 9,925,430, respectively

 

 

96

 

 

99

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

32,341

 

 

27,914

 

Retained earnings

 

 

65,947

 

 

67,324

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

441

 

 

139

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

98,825

 

 

95,476

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

120,826

 

$

112,359

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

Revenues

 

$

33,650

 

$

24,777

 

$

80,662

 

$

72,733

Cost of revenues

 

 

17,238

 

 

12,517

 

 

43,105

 

 

39,158

Gross profit

 

 

16,412

 

 

12,260

 

 

37,557

 

 

33,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

1,592

 

 

1,459

 

 

4,622

 

 

4,781

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

6,180

 

 

5,032

 

 

18,292

 

 

16,115

Total operating expenses

 

 

7,772

 

 

6,491

 

 

22,914

 

 

20,896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

 

8,640

 

 

5,769

 

 

14,643

 

 

12,679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest, net

 

 

889

 

 

711

 

 

2,553

 

 

1,997

Gain on currency exchange

 

 

163

 

 

27

 

 

74

 

 

Other, net

 

 

(31

)

 

1

 

 

(18

)

 

Total other income, net

 

 

1,021

 

 

739

 

 

2,609

 

 

1,997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

9,661

 

 

6,508

 

 

17,252

 

 

14,676

Income tax expense

 

 

3,458

 

 

2,067

 

 

6,006

 

 

5,217

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

6,203

 

$

4,441

 

$

11,246

 

$

9,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per basic share

 

$

0.63

 

$

0.45

 

$

1.13

 

$

0.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per diluted share

 

$

0.59

 

$

0.43

 

$

1.07

 

$

0.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

9,890

 

 

9,854

 

 

9,992

 

 

9,783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

10,302

 

 

10,375

 

 

10,466

 

 

10,336

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited - in thousands)

 

 

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

11,246

 

$

9,459

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,165

 

 

1,076

 

Deferred income tax benefit

 

 

(1,032

)

 

(82

)

Loss on sale of property and equipment

 

 

112

 

 

28

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

1,174

 

 

1,196

 

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 

 

(1,011

)

 

(1,003

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

 

 

1,896

 

 

(2,615

)

Inventories

 

 

(1,512

)

 

125

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(545

)

 

182

 

Trade accounts payable

 

 

430

 

 

(1,512

)

Accrued compensation

 

 

69

 

 

(923

)

Other accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

49

 

 

(279

)

Income taxes payable

 

 

2,785

 

 

1,289

 

Deferred income and customer deposits

 

 

3,197

 

 

874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

18,023

 

 

7,815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of marketable securities

 

 

(42,953

)

 

(145,593

)

Maturities of marketable securities

 

 

33,495

 

 

139,500

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(1,163

)

 

(2,454

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

 

 

4

 

Other non-current items

 

 

140

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(10,481

)

 

(8,451

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(12,628

)

 

 

Principal payments on capital lease obligations

 

 

(5

)

 

(15

)

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

 

 

1,011

 

 

1,003

 

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

 

1,982

 

 

1,779

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

(9,640

)

 

2,767

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

 

98

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(2,000

)

 

2,222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

8,500

 

 

12,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

6,500

 

$

14,915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of net cash paid during the period for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

$

4,311

 

$

4,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax reductions relating to exercise of stock options

 

$

262

 

$

279

 

Unrealized net gains from available-for-sale securities

 

$

63

 

$

75

 

Capital lease obligations

 

$

 

$

30

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

 

(1)

Basis of Presentation and Nature of Business

 

Rimage Corporation (“the Company” or “Rimage”) develops, manufactures and distributes high performance digital publishing systems that are used by businesses to produce recordable CD, DVD and blue laser discs with customized digital content. The Company also distributes related consumables for use with its systems, consisting of media kits, ribbons, ink cartridges and blank recordable CD, DVD and blue laser media. The Company develops and manufactures its digital publishing systems primarily from its operation in the United States and distributes its products from its operations in the United States, Europe and Japan.

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of Rimage Corporation are unaudited and have been prepared by the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pursuant to such rules and regulations, certain financial information and footnote disclosures normally included in the financial statements have been condensed or omitted. However, in the opinion of management, the financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of the interim periods presented. Operating results for these interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the entire year, due to seasonal, operating and other factors. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

 

The preparation of 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 at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

 

(2)

Stock-Based Compensation

 

In May 2007, the Company’s shareholders approved the 2007 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2007 Plan”). The 2007 Plan provides for the grant of stock incentive awards in the form of incentive and non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance stock, performance units and other awards in stock and/or cash to certain key employees, non-employee directors and service providers. The 2007 Plan permits the issuance of up to 730,320 shares of the Company’s common stock. At September 30, 2007, a total of 509,820 shares were available for future grant under the 2007 Plan. Effective with the approval of the 2007 Plan in May 2007, the Company may not issue any new awards or options under its Amended and Restated 1992 Stock Option Plan (the “1992 Plan”). The exercise price of stock options granted under the 2007 Plan is equal to the market value on the date of grant. Options issued to employees through March 31, 2006 under the 1992 Plan generally become exercisable over a two-year period and terminate ten years from the date of grant. Options issued to employees after March 31, 2006 under both the 1992 Plan and the 2007 Plan generally become exercisable over a four-year period and terminate ten years from the date of grant. Stock options granted to non-employee directors vest six months from the date of grant and terminate ten years from the date of grant. Restricted shares issued to non-employee directors under the 2007 Plan vest immediately and restrictions lapse one year from the date of grant. Performance shares granted to employees under the 1992 Plan provide a right to receive shares of the Company’s common stock contingent on the Company’s achievement of revenue and operating income performance goals for the calendar year which follows two years after the grant date. Shares of the Company’s common stock are issued to employees for the performance shares only if the Company achieves the performance goals during the applicable performance period. If the performance goals are not achieved at the end of the performance period, all performance shares will be canceled and the employees will receive no common stock for the canceled performance shares.

 

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company granted 16,967 performance shares to certain managerial and executive employees under the 1992 Plan, with performance criteria established based on revenue and operating income goals for calendar year 2008. Performance share awards are valued based on the market value of the Company’s shares on the date of grant, which is equal to the intrinsic value of the shares on that date. Compensation cost for awards with a performance condition is recognized pro-ratably over the performance period, once achievement of performance criteria is deemed probable. The Company assessed the probability of the achievement of performance criteria associated with the performance shares as probable during 2006 and the first half of 2007. As such, the total fair value of the performance shares of approximately $372,000 was being recognized as compensation expense over the performance period ending December 31, 2008. During the three months ended September 30, 2007, the Company changed its assessment of achieving the performance criteria from probable to improbable. Accordingly, the Company was required to reverse during the three months ended September 30, 2007 all compensation expense recorded in prior periods for the 2006 performance shares, amounting to approximately $111,000.

 

Stock-based compensation expense is determined based on the grant-date fair value and is recognized on a straight-line basis over the vesting period for each stock-based award granted on or after January 1, 2006, and for previously granted awards not yet vested as of January 1, 2006. The Company recognized stock-based compensation costs of $625,000 and $1,174,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, compared to $637,000 and $1,197,000 for the comparable periods in 2006.

 

The fair value of each option award is estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The following key assumptions were utilized in valuing option awards issued during the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006:

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected life of options in years

 

6.0

 

5.0 – 6.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

4.5- 4.8

%

4.3 – 5.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected volatility

 

39- 40

%

38 – 50

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected dividend yield

 

0.0

%

0.0

%

 

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 123R, “Share-Based Payment,” the Company reviews these assumptions at the time of each new option award and adjusts them as necessary to ensure proper option valuation. The expected life represents the period that the stock option awards are expected to be outstanding and is determined based on an analysis of historical exercise behavior and anticipated future exercise patterns, giving consideration to the contractual terms of unexercised stock option awards. The risk-free interest rate is based on the yield of constant maturity U.S. treasury bonds with a remaining term equal to the expected life of the awards. The Company estimated the stock price volatility using historical weekly price observations over the expected life of the awards. The expected dividend yield is zero, as the Company has not paid or declared any cash dividends on its common stock, and does not currently have plans to pay dividends.

 

Other information pertaining to options is as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended Sept 30,

 

Nine Months Ended Sept 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

Number of options granted

 

 

 

 

 

 

245

 

 

265

 

Fair value of options granted

 

$

 

$

 

$

3,002

 

$

3,132

 

Per share weighted average fair value of options granted

 

$

 

$

 

$

12.25

 

$

11.82

 

Total fair value of stock options vested

 

$

75

 

$

105

 

$

858

 

$

679

 

Total intrinsic value of stock options exercised

 

$

348

 

$

775

 

$

3,824

 

$

3,963

 

 

Cash received from the exercise of stock options was $1,982,000 and $1,450,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. The income tax benefit realized from the exercise of stock options and recorded as an increase to additional paid-in capital was $1,274,000 and $1,281,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively.

 

 

(3)

Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes

 

The Company implemented the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Interpretation No. (“FIN”) 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109,” effective January 1, 2007. This interpretation clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with FASB Statement No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” This interpretation prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement criteria for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. It also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition.

 

As of January 1, 2007, the Company had approximately $266,000 of total unrecognized tax benefits. Nearly all of this amount would favorably impact the effective income tax rate in any future period, if recognized. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense. Included in the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits as of January 1, 2007 was accrued interest and penalties of $68,000. The Company believes that it is reasonably possible that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits as of January 1, 2007 relating to filing positions with certain state taxing authorities may decrease by up to $175,000 by December 31, 2007 to the extent agreements are reached on such filing positions with the applicable state taxing authorities.

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various state and foreign jurisdictions. As of January 1, 2007, the Company was no longer subject to income tax examinations for taxable years before 2005 in the case of U.S. federal and German taxing authorities, and taxable years before 2002 in the case of various state taxing authorities.

 

The impact of adopting FIN 48 on the Company’s financial statements was insignificant. As part of its assessment of tax positions under this pronouncement, the Company reduced its tax contingency reserve in the first quarter of 2007 by $36,000 for exposure items included in prior years’ tax reserves.

 

 

(4)

Marketable Securities

 

Marketable securities consist primarily of municipal securities, U.S. government agency and money market securities and corporate securities with long-term credit ratings of AAA and short-term credit ratings of A-1. Marketable securities are classified as short-term or long-term in the balance sheet based on their effective maturity date. All marketable securities, except for variable rate demand notes, have maturities ranging from three to 36 months. Variable rate demand notes may be liquidated in less than three months from the date of purchase, but have legal maturities of greater than three months and are required to be classified as marketable securities. Marketable securities are classified as available-for-sale. Available-for-sale securities are recorded at fair value and any unrealized holding gains and losses, net of the related tax effect, are excluded from earnings and are reported as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive income until realized.

 

 

(5)

Prior Period Revisions

 

Certain prior period amounts in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows have been revised to conform to the current period presentation. These revisions increased net cash used in investing activities by $8.4 million and decreased net cash provided by operating activities by $0.4 million in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2006. The revisions resulted from certain corrections to properly classify variable rate demand notes of $14.0 million and $5.6 million as current marketable securities rather than cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005, respectively. The corrections to current marketable securities were made to adjust the prior misclassifications based on the current interpretation of cash equivalents pursuant to SFAS No. 95, “Statement of Cash Flows.” Additionally, the Company reduced cash and cash equivalents and increased receivables by $608,000 and $197,000 as of September 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005, respectively, to correct an error in the classification of interest receivable in each period.

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

 

(6)

Inventories

 

Inventories consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

September 30,
2007

 

December 31,
2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished goods and demonstration equipment

 

$

1,751

 

$

1,958

 

Purchased parts and subassemblies

 

 

5,833

 

 

4,114

 

 

 

$

7,584

 

$

6,072

 

 

 

 

(7)

Comprehensive Income

 

Comprehensive income consists of the Company’s net income, foreign currency translation adjustments and unrealized holding gains from available-for-sale investments. The components of and changes in other comprehensive income are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

Net income

 

$

6,203

 

$

4,441

 

$

11,246

 

$

9,459

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net changes in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

144

 

 

37

 

 

238

 

 

184

 

Net unrealized gains on securities

 

 

178

 

 

100

 

 

63

 

 

75

 

Total other comprehensive income

 

$

6,525

 

$

4,578

 

$

11,547

 

$

9,718

 

 

 

(8)

Foreign Currency Contracts

 

The Company enters into forward foreign exchange contracts to hedge intercompany receivables denominated in Euros arising from sales to its subsidiary in Germany. Gains or losses on forward foreign exchange contracts are calculated at each period end and are recognized in net income in the period in which they arose. The fair value of forward foreign exchange contracts is recorded in other current assets or other current liabilities depending on whether the net amount is a gain or a loss.

 

As of September 30, 2007, the Company had 20 outstanding foreign currency contracts totaling $3,738,000. These contracts mature in 2007 and early 2008 and bear exchange rates ranging from 1.3336 to 1.4179 U.S. Dollars per Euro. As of September 30, 2007, the fair value of foreign currency contracts resulted in a net loss position of $126,000, which is recorded in other current liabilities.

 

As of December 31, 2006, the Company had 27 outstanding foreign currency contracts totaling $5,617,000, all maturing during 2007 at exchange rates ranging from 1.2532 to 1.3336 U.S. Dollars per Euro. As of December 31, 2006, the fair value of foreign currency contracts resulted in a net loss position of $164,000, which is recorded in other current liabilities.

 

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

 

(9)

Common Stock Repurchase Authorization

 

On July 25, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of its common stock. The program adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors in July 2007 replaced the repurchase program adopted in May 1999. During the three months ended September 30, 2007, the Company repurchased 500,000 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $25.26 per share under the authorization. The repurchase program was funded from cash on hand.

 

On October 17, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a new stock repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. This new program replaces the completed share repurchase program that was adopted in July 2007. Shares will be purchased at prevailing market prices in the open market or in private transactions, subject to market conditions, share price, trading volume and other factors, and the repurchase program may be discontinued at any time. The Company will finance the purchase of the shares using cash on hand.

 

 

(10)

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements.” SFAS No. 157 establishes a single authoritative definition of fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value and requires additional disclosures about fair-value measurements. This Statement applies only to fair-value measurements that are already required or permitted by other accounting standards, except for measurements of share-based payments and measurements that are similar to, but not intended to be, fair value. This Statement is expected to increase the consistency of fair value measurements, but imposes no requirements for additional fair-value measures in financial statements. The provisions under SFAS No. 157 are effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2008, and are expected to be applied prospectively. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this pronouncement on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities—Including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115.” SFAS No. 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain warranty and insurance contracts at fair value on a contract-by-contract basis. A business entity is required to report unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option has been elected in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. SFAS No. 159 includes financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements for assets and liabilities reported at fair value as a consequence of the election. The objective of this Statement is to improve financial reporting by providing entities with the opportunity to mitigate volatility in reported earnings caused by measuring related assets and liabilities differently without having to apply complex hedge accounting provisions. The provisions of SFAS No. 159 are effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this pronouncement on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

 

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RIMAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

 

 

(11)

Computation of Net Income Per Share of Common Stock

 

Basic net income per common share is determined by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding. Diluted net income per common share includes the potentially dilutive effect of common shares issued in connection with outstanding stock options using the treasury stock method. Options to acquire 397,000 and 303,000 weighted average common shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, and 290,000 and 157,000 weighted average common shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, have been excluded from the computation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding for each respective period as their effect is anti-dilutive. The following is a summary of the weighted average common shares outstanding and diluted potential common shares (in thousands, except for per share data):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares outstanding at end of period

 

 

9,646

 

 

9,881

 

 

9,646

 

 

9,881

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

9,890

 

 

9,854

 

 

9,992

 

 

9,783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average assumed conversion shares

 

 

412

 

 

521

 

 

474

 

 

553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock and assumed conversion shares

 

 

10,302

 

 

10,375

 

 

10,466

 

 

10,336

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

6,203

 

$

4,441

 

$

11,246

 

$

9,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per common share

 

$

0.63

 

$

0.45

 

$

1.13

 

$

0.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income per common share

 

$

0.59

 

$

0.43

 

$

1.07

 

$

0.92

 

 

 

(12)

Contingencies

 

The Company is exposed to a number of asserted and unasserted claims encountered in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, the resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 



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

 

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, selected items from the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

 

 

Percentage (%)
of Revenues
Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Percentage (%)
Increase
Between
Periods

 

Percentage (%)
of Revenues
Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Percentage (%)
Increase/(Decrease)
Between
Periods

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007 vs. 2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007 vs. 2006

 

Revenues

 

100

 

100

 

36

 

100

 

100

 

11

 

Cost of revenues

 

(51

)

(51

)

38

 

(53

)

(54

)

10

 

Gross profit

 

49

 

49

 

34

 

47

 

46

 

12

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

(5

)

(6

)

9

 

(6

)

(7

)

(3

)

Selling, general and admin

 

(18

)

(20

)

23

 

(23

)

(22

)

14

 

Operating income

 

26

 

23

 

50

 

18

 

17

 

15

 

Other income, net

 

3

 

3

 

38

 

3

 

3

 

31

 

Income before income taxes

 

29

 

26

 

48

 

21

 

20

 

18

 

Income tax expense

 

(11

)

(8

)

67

 

(7

)

(7

)

15

 

Net income

 

18

 

18

 

40

 

14

 

13

 

19

 

 

Overview

Rimage develops, manufactures and distributes high performance digital publishing systems that are used by businesses to produce recordable CD, DVD and blue laser discs with customized digital content. The Company develops and manufactures its digital publishing systems primarily from its operation in the United States and distributes its products from its operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. The Company’s publishing systems allow customers to benefit from cost savings by reducing their manual labor efforts in industries such as digital photography, medical imaging, banking and finance, government and business services. Rimage anticipates increased sales and marketing expenditures in 2007 as a result of increased resources focused on developing these markets. As Rimage’s sales within North America and Europe have averaged 94% of total sales over the past three years, the strength of the economies in each of these regions plays an important role in determining the success of Rimage.

 

Rimage earns revenues through the sale of equipment, consumables (ribbons, ink cartridges, Rimage-branded blank CD-R and DVD-R media), maintenance contracts, parts and repair services. Rimage’s recurring revenues (consumables, maintenance contracts, parts and service) comprised approximately 46% of consolidated revenues during the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Exclusive of a small amount of capital lease obligations, Rimage has no long-term debt and does not require significant capital investments as all fabrication of its products is outsourced to vendors.

 

Results of Operations

 

Revenues. Revenues increased 36% and 11% to $33.7 million and $80.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, from $24.8 million and $72.7 million for the respective prior-year periods. Revenues for both the quarterly and year-to-date periods were favorably impacted by an increase in the volume of sales of Producer product line equipment of $5.2 million and $4.2 million, respectively. Producer product line equipment sales benefited from deliveries against significant orders received in the second quarter from the retail business segment. Revenues for both the quarterly and year-to-date periods were also favorably impacted by a $3.1 million and $4 million respective increase in the volume of recurring revenues, consisting of sales of printer ribbons, ink cartridges, media kits, blank CD-R and DVD-R media, parts and maintenance contracts. The growth in recurring revenues was primarily due to the continued expansion of the Company’s worldwide installed base of CD-R and DVD-R publishing systems, and the Company’s increased emphasis on promoting this portion of its business. Recurring revenues comprised 43% and 46% of total revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, compared to 45% and 46% in the respective prior year periods. Sales of Producer product line equipment comprised 49% and 44% of total revenues for three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, compared to 46% and 44% for the same periods in the prior year. Remaining revenues in each period were generated by sales of desktop product line equipment, representing 8% and 9% of revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to 9% and 11% for the same prior year periods.

 

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International sales rose 28% and 9% in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 over the respective prior year periods, and comprised 27% and 33% of total sales, compared to 29% and 33% for the same periods in the prior year. The European market continued to generate the majority of international sales, with sales increasing 28% and 8% in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 over the same prior year periods. Sales in Asian markets also grew in both the quarterly and year-to-date periods, rising 24% and 28%, respectively, from the same prior year periods. The increase in sales in Asian markets reflects increased sales efforts in this region by a Rimage subsidiary operation established in Japan in 2005. Currency fluctuations affecting the Company’s European and Japanese operations increased reported consolidated revenues by 2% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 as compared to the respective periods in the prior year.

 

As of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, foreign revenues from unaffiliated customers generated by the Company’s European and Japanese operations and the operating income and net identifiable assets of such operations were $22.8 million, $0.2 million and $9.5 million, respectively. These amounts primarily related to the Company’s European operation, as the establishment of the Company’s subsidiary operation in Japan occurred in June 2005. Comparable amounts for the Company’s European and Japanese operations as of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 were revenues of $20.9 million, operating income of $0.3 million and net identifiable assets of $7.5 million. The growth in revenues and assets is due to increasing penetration in foreign markets of sales of CD-R and DVD-R products.

 

The Company is estimating that fourth quarter 2007 consolidated revenues will range between $24.0 million and $26.0 million.

 

Gross profit. Gross profit as a percentage of revenues was 49% and 47% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to 49% and 46% for the respective prior year periods. Gross profit as a percentage of revenues for both current year periods was favorably impacted by the increased volume, and for the third quarter, the increased concentration, of Producer product line equipment sales, which generally carry higher gross margins than desktop product line equipment or recurring revenues. Also favorably impacting gross profit as a percentage of revenues in both the quarterly and year-to-date periods was a reduced concentration of lower margin products. Sales of desktop product line equipment, media and media kits, which generally carry the lowest gross margins of all product offerings, comprised in the aggregate a smaller proportion of total revenues, at 21% and 22% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, compared to 25% and 26% in the respective periods in the prior year. Additionally, gross margins in the current year periods benefited from reduced product costs for some high-end equipment configurations and consumables. Partially offsetting the favorable changes described above were lower average selling prices on high-end equipment configurations, influenced by the higher concentration of sales in both current year periods from the retail segment. Additionally, the year-to-date period was unfavorably impacted by charges to cost of revenues of $0.5 million in the second quarter for an increase in inventory reserves and an impairment in the carrying value of manufacturing tooling, both driven by slow sales of the Rimage 360i desktop product line. Such charges reduced gross profit as a percentage of revenues by 0.6 percentage points in the year-to-date period.

 

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Future gross profit margins will continue to be affected by many factors, including product mix, the timing of new product introductions, changes in material costs, manufacturing volume, the rate of growth of service related revenues relative to associated service support costs and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

 

Operating expenses. Research and development expenses totaled $1.6 million and $4.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, representing 5% and 6% of revenues for the respective periods. Expenses for the same prior year periods totaled $1.5 million and $4.8 million, representing 6% and 7% of revenues, respectively. The moderate changes in expenses between periods were primarily due to the timing of activities associated with new product development projects. Rimage anticipates continued expenditures in research and development in 2007 to support new product development initiatives and to improve existing products.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 were 18% and 23% of revenues at $6.2 million and $18.3 million, respectively, compared to expenses in the same prior year periods at 20% and 22% of revenues, or $5.0 million and $16.1 million, respectively. The increases in selling, general and administrative expenses of $1.1 million and $2.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, primarily resulted from further strengthening of the Company’s global sales, marketing and administrative organizations and increased expenditures for marketing and promotional programs. Contributing to the increase in expenses in both periods was an increase in average selling, general and administrative headcount of 19% from September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007. Partially offsetting the increase in expenses in the year-to-date period was the impact of $1.2 million of consulting expenses incurred in the prior year’s first quarter for the completion of a strategic analysis of the Company’s operations. Stock-based compensation expenses included in selling, general and administrative expenses amounted to $0.6 million and $1.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively.

 

Other income, net. The Company recognized net interest income on cash and marketable securities of $0.9 million and $2.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to $0.7 million and $2.0 million for the same prior year periods. The increase in the quarterly and year-to-date periods was primarily due to a $14 million and $15 million respective increase in average cash equivalent and marketable securities balances. Other income in each period was favorably impacted by net gains on foreign currency transactions, amounting to $163,000 and $74,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, compared to a net gain of $27,000 for the prior year’s third quarter and no net gain or loss for the prior year’s year-to-date period.

 

Income taxes. The provision for income taxes represents federal, state and foreign income taxes on income. Income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 amounted to $3.5 million and $6.0 million, or 35.8% and 34.8% of income before taxes, respectively. Income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 was $2.1 million and $5.2 million, or 31.8% and 35.5% of income before taxes, respectively. The increase in the effective tax rate between quarterly periods is primarily due to the impact of an out-of-period adjustment in the prior year’s third quarter to recognize tax exempt interest income and reductions in the tax contingency reserve for the elimination of exposure items included in prior years’ tax reserves. The decrease in the effective tax rate between year-to-date periods was primarily impacted by an increase in tax-exempt interest income. The effective tax rate in both current year periods was favorably impacted by the timing of reinstatement of the research credit. The Company did not recognize a benefit for the research credit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, as the credit was reinstated effective December 31, 2006.

 

The Company implemented the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. (“FIN”) 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109,” effective January 1, 2007. As part of its assessment of tax positions under FIN 48, the Company reduced its tax contingency reserve by $36,000 in the first quarter of 2007.

 

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Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (Continued)

 

The Company anticipates its effective tax rate will range between 34% and 35% for the full year 2007.

 

Net income / net income per share. Resulting net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 was $6.2 million and $11.2 million, respectively, or 18% and 14% of revenues for the respective periods. Comparable amounts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 were $4.4 million, or 18% of revenues, and $9.5 million, or 13% of revenues, respectively. Related net income per diluted share amounts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 were $0.59 and $1.07, respectively, compared to $0.43 and $0.92 per diluted share for the respective prior year periods. The Company expects fourth quarter 2007 net income to range from $0.27 to $0.32 per diluted share.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The Company expects it will be able to maintain current operations, including anticipated capital expenditure requirements, through its internally generated funds and, if required, from Rimage’s existing credit agreement. This credit agreement allows for advances under an unsecured revolving loan up to a maximum advance of $10 million. At September 30, 2007, no amounts were outstanding under the credit agreement. At September 30, 2007, the Company had working capital of $67.9 million, an increase of $13.9 million from working capital at December 31, 2006. The increase in working capital occurred in spite of the Company’s use of $12.6 million of cash in the third quarter to repurchase 500,000 shares of its common stock. Offsetting this outflow of cash and contributing to the increase in working capital was year-to-date net income of $11.2 million, proceeds from employee stock plans of $2.0 million and the impact of a $9.9 million net transfer of funds from non-current to current marketable securities. The net transfer resulted from a non-cash change in the classification of $26.3 million of marketable securities from non-current as of December 31, 2006 to current as of September 30, 2007, partially offset by a $16.4 million use of cash to purchase non-current marketable securities. The change in the classification of marketable securities occurred as the remaining term to maturity for these securities is twelve months or less as of September 30, 2007.

 

On July 25, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of its common stock. The program adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors in July 2007 replaced the repurchase program adopted in May 1999. During the three months ended September 30, 2007, the Company repurchased 500,000 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $25.26 per share under the authorization. On October 17, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a new stock repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. This new program replaces the completed share repurchase program that was adopted in July 2007. Shares will be purchased at prevailing market prices in the open market or in private transactions, subject to market conditions, share price, trading volume and other factors, and the repurchase program may be discontinued at any time. The Company will finance the purchase of the shares using cash on hand. The Company also intends on utilizing its current assets for its continued organic growth. Additionally, the Company may use its available cash for potential future strategic initiatives or alliances.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $18.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to $7.8 million in the same prior year period. The $10.2 million increase in cash generated from operations resulted from a $9.2 million increase in cash from changes in operating assets and liabilities and a $1.0 million increase in net income adjusted for non-cash items. The change in operating assets and liabilities compared to the prior year’s period was primarily due to a $4.5 million favorable variation in the change in receivables, a $3.3 million favorable variation in the change in aggregate trade accounts payable, accrued compensation and other accrued expenses, a $2.3 million larger increase in deferred income and customer deposits and a $1.5 million larger increase in income taxes payable. These changes were partially offset by a $1.6 million unfavorable change in inventories and a $0.7 million unfavorable change in prepaid expenses. The favorable variation in receivables resulted from a $1.9 million reduction in receivables in the current period, compared to a $2.6 million increase in the prior year’s period. The current period decline in receivables occurred in spite of a 10% increase in revenue in the third quarter 2007 compared to the fourth quarter 2006, due to a higher concentration of sales in the first two months of this year’s third quarter relative to the fourth quarter of 2006. The change in the timing of sales during the quarter facilitated collection of a significant portion of third quarter sales during the third quarter. The larger increase in deferred income and customer deposits resulted from the sale of maintenance contracts on a growing base of installed CD-R and DVD-R publishing systems. The favorable change in the aggregate amount of payables and accrued expenses as well as income taxes payable was primarily impacted by the timing of payments. The unfavorable change in inventories in the current year’s period was due to a build-up of finished goods inventory in support of expected future demand and parts and assemblies associated with new product introductions.

 

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Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (Continued)

 

Investing activities resulted in a net use of cash of $10.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to a net use of cash of $8.5 million for the same prior year period. The larger use of cash in investing activities in the current period was primarily the result of $9.5 million in purchases of marketable securities, net of related maturities, during the nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to $6.1 million in the same prior year period. Partially offsetting the larger net purchase of marketable securities was a $1.3 million reduction in capital expenditures. Capital expenditures for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 totaled $1.2 million, and consisted primarily of costs capitalized as part of the implementation of an enterprise resource planning system and purchases of manufacturing tooling. Costs capitalized during the nine months ended September 30, 2007 for the enterprise resource planning system amounted to $0.2 million, and consisted primarily of software development costs incurred in the first quarter.

 

Net cash used in financing activities totaled $9.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $2.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006. The significant variation in financing activities between periods was primarily due to the Company’s use of $12.6 million in cash to repurchase 500,000 shares of its common stock in the third quarter of 2007. Financing activities in each period also included proceeds from employee stock plans of $2.0 million and $1.8 million, respectively. Additionally, both periods include excess tax benefits recognized as an addition to the APIC (additional paid-in capital) pool of $1.0 million. Such amounts are required to be reported as an addition to financing activities and a reduction in operating activities in the Statements of Cash Flows under the provisions of SFAS 123R.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Management utilizes its technical knowledge, cumulative business experience, judgment and other factors in the selection and application of the Company’s accounting policies. The accounting policies described below are considered by management to be the most critical to the presentation of the consolidated financial statements because they require the most difficult, subjective and complex judgments. Management made no changes to the Company’s critical accounting policies during the nine months ended September 30, 2007.

 

In applying the critical accounting policies described below, management reassesses its estimates each reporting period based on available information. Changes in such estimates in 2007 primarily involved the Company’s assessment of required inventory reserves and its analysis of potential asset impairment. The impact of these changes on earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 is discussed below.

 

Revenue Recognition. Revenue for product sales (including hardware and consumables), which do not include any requirement for installation or training, is recognized on shipment, at which point the following criteria of SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) No. 104, “Revenue Recognition,” Topic 13(A)(1) have been satisfied:

 

 

Persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists. Orders are received for all sales and sales invoices are mailed on shipment.

 

Delivery has occurred. Product has been transferred to the customer or the customer’s designated delivery agent, at which time title and risk of loss transfers.

 

The vendor’s price is fixed or determinable. All sales prices are fixed at the time of the sale (shipment).

 

Collectibility is probable. All sales are made on the basis that collection is expected in line with the Company’s standard payment terms, which are consistent with industry practice in the geographies in which the Company markets its products.

 

A standard product sale by the Company does not require a commitment on the Company’s part to provide installation, set-up or training. When such services are requested, value-added resellers generally arrange and perform the service directly with the customer, with no financial interest or obligation on the part of the Company. In the limited situations in which the Company does provide installation or training services for customers, the Company charges separately for the service based upon its published list prices, and recognizes the associated service revenue upon the successful completion of the service.

 

The Company records a reserve for sales returns from its customers. The amount of the reserve is based upon historical trends, timing of new product introductions and other factors. A return policy is in place with the Company’s distributors to restrict the volume of returned products, and the Company reviews the distributors’ inventory to insure compliance with the return policy.

 

Revenue for maintenance agreements is recognized on a straight-line basis over the life of the contracts, in accordance with FASB Technical Bulletin No. 90-1, “Accounting for Separately Priced Extended Warranty and Product Maintenance Contracts.”

 

Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) Issue No. 00-21, “Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables” provides revenue recognition guidance for arrangements with multiple deliverables, and the criteria to determine if items in a multiple deliverable agreement should be accounted for separately. The elements of the Company’s sales transactions are clearly and separately stated and sufficient evidence of their fair value exists to separately account for the elements.

 

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Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Sales Returns. The Company records a reserve for accounts receivable that are potentially uncollectible. The reserve is established based on a specific assessment of accounts with known collection exposure, based upon a review of the age of the receivable, the customer’s payment history, the customer’s financial condition and industry and general economic conditions, as well as a general assessment of collection exposure in the remaining receivable population based upon bad debt history. Actual bad debt exposure could differ significantly from management’s estimates if economic conditions worsened for the Company’s customers. As described above under “Revenue Recognition,” the Company also records a reserve for sales returns from its customers. The amount of the reserve is based upon historical trends, timing of new product introductions and other factors.

 

Inventory Reserves. The Company records reserves for inventory shrinkage and for potential excess, obsolete and slow moving inventory. The amounts of these reserves are based upon usage, historical loss trends, inventory levels, expected product lives and forecasted sales demand. Results could be materially different if demand for the Company’s products decreased because of economic or competitive conditions, or if products became obsolete because of technical advancements in the industry or by the Company.

 

In the second quarter of 2007, the Company recorded additional reserves of $0.4 million for the estimated value of excess raw material inventory and to adjust the carrying value of finished goods inventory to net realizable value, both related to the Rimage 360i desktop product line. The second quarter increase to the inventory reserve was driven by slow sales of the 360i product line.

 

Deferred Tax Assets. The Company recognizes deferred tax assets for the expected future tax impact of temporary differences between book and taxable income. A valuation allowance and income tax charge are recorded when, in management’s judgment, realization of a specific deferred tax asset is uncertain. Income tax expense could be materially different from actual results because of changes in management’s expectations regarding future taxable income, the relationship between book and taxable income and tax planning strategies employed by the Company.

 

Warranty Reserves. The Company’s non-consumable products are warranted to the end-user to ensure end-user confidence in design, workmanship and overall quality. Warranty lengths vary by product type, ranging from periods of six to twelve months. Warranty covers parts, labor and other associated expenses. The Company performs the majority of warranty work, while authorized distributors and dealers also perform some warranty work. The Company records a liability for estimated future warranty claims during the warranty period. The amount of the liability is based on an analysis of historical claims experience, which includes labor, parts and freight costs and consideration of the proportion of parts that can be re-used. Also considered are the anticipated impact of product improvements, releases of new products and other factors. Claims experience could be materially different from actual results because of the introduction of new, more complex products; a change in the Company’s warranty policy in response to industry trends, competition or other external forces; or manufacturing changes that could impact product quality.

 

Stock-Based Compensation. The Company implemented the fair value recognition provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 123R effective January 1, 2006 using the modified prospective method. Under this method, the Company recognizes compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the vesting period for all stock-based awards granted on or after January 1, 2006, and for previously granted awards not yet vested as of January 1, 2006. The Company recognized stock-based compensation costs of approximately $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company granted 16,967 performance shares to certain managerial and executive employees under the 1992 Plan, with performance criteria established based on revenue and operating income goals for calendar year 2008. Performance share awards are valued based on the market value of the Company’s shares on the date of grant, which is equal to the intrinsic value of the shares on that date. Compensation cost for awards with a performance condition is recognized pro-ratably over the performance period, once achievement of performance criteria is deemed probable. The Company assessed the probability of the achievement of performance criteria associated with the performance shares as probable during 2006 and the first half of 2007. As such, the total fair value of the performance shares of approximately $372,000 was being recognized as compensation expense over the performance period ending December 31, 2008.

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2007, the Company changed its assessment of achieving the performance criteria from probable to improbable. Accordingly, the Company was required to reverse during the three months ended September 30, 2007 all compensation expense recorded in prior periods for the 2006 performance shares, amounting to approximately $111,000.

 

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Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (Continued)

 

The Company utilizes a Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of each stock option award on the date of grant. The Black-Scholes model requires the input of certain assumptions that involve management judgment. Key assumptions that affect the calculation of fair value include the expected life of stock-based awards and the Company’s stock price volatility. Additionally, the Company is required to estimate the expected forfeiture rate of unvested awards and recognize expense for only those shares expected to vest. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of stock-based awards and the forfeiture rate of such awards reflect management’s best estimates. However, circumstances may change and additional data may become available over time, which could result in changes to these assumptions that materially impact the fair value determination of future awards or their estimated rate of forfeiture. If factors change and the Company uses different assumptions in the application of SFAS 123R in future periods, the compensation expense recorded under SFAS 123R may differ significantly from the expense recorded in the current period.

 

See Note 2 under the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for additional information on stock-based compensation.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets. Long-lived assets at September 30, 2007 consisted of property and equipment. In accordance with SFAS No. 144, “Accounting for Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” the Company reviews the carrying amount of its long-lived assets when events or changes in circumstances such as market value, asset utilization, physical change, legal factors or other matters indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable. When this review indicates the carrying amount of an asset or asset group exceeds the sum of the future undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by the assets, the Company recognizes an asset impairment charge against operations for the amount by which the carrying amount of the impaired asset exceeds its fair value. Considerable judgment is required in the evaluation of whether certain events or circumstances lead to an indication of impairment, and in the assumptions used in determining the amount and period over which future revenues are expected to be earned, related costs, terminal values and discount rates.

 

In the second quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a charge to cost of revenues of $60,000 for an impairment in the carrying value of manufacturing tooling associated with the assembly of the Rimage 360i product line. The impairment charge was triggered by slow sales of the Rimage 360i product and represented the remaining net book value of the tooling.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements.” SFAS No. 157 establishes a single authoritative definition of fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value and requires additional disclosures about fair-value measurements. This Statement applies only to fair-value measurements that are already required or permitted by other accounting standards, except for measurements of share-based payments and measurements that are similar to, but not intended to be, fair value. This Statement is expected to increase the consistency of fair value measurements, but imposes no requirements for additional fair-value measures in financial statements. The provisions under SFAS No. 157 are effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2008, and are expected to be applied prospectively. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this pronouncement on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities—Including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115.” SFAS No. 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain warranty and insurance contracts at fair value on a contract-by-contract basis. A business entity is required to report unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option has been elected in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. SFAS No. 159 includes financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements for assets and liabilities reported at fair value as a consequence of the election. The objective of this Statement is to improve financial reporting by providing entities with the opportunity to mitigate volatility in reported earnings caused by measuring related assets and liabilities differently without having to apply complex hedge accounting provisions. The provisions of SFAS No. 159 are effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this pronouncement on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This report contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For this purpose, any statements contained in this report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate” or “continue” or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results could differ significantly from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.

 

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Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the following, as well as other factors not now identified: the Company’s ability to keep pace with changes in technology in the computer and storage media industries as well as technology changes in the retail, medical, banking, government and business services markets; increasing competition and the ability of the Company’s products to successfully compete with products of competitors and newly developed media storage products; the ability of the Company’s newly developed products to gain acceptance and compete against products in their markets, the significance of the Company’s international operations and the risks associated with international operations including currency fluctuations, local economic health and management of these operations over long distances; the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property and to defend claims of others relating to its intellectual property; the Company’s dependence upon the selling efforts of the Company’s key channel partners; the Company’s ability to maintain adequate inventory of products; the Company’s reliance on single source suppliers; the ability of the Company’s products to operate effectively with the computer products developed and to be developed by other manufacturers; the negative effect upon the Company’s business from manufacturing or design defects; the effect of U.S. and international regulation; fluctuations in the Company’s operating results; the Company’s dependence upon its key personnel; the volatility of the price of the Company’s common stock; provisions governing the Company relating to a change of control, compliance with corporate governance and securities disclosures rules and other risks, including those set forth in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Item 1A of Part I of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this report and the Company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements.

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

The Company is exposed to market risk from foreign exchange rate fluctuations of the European Euro and Japanese Yen to the U.S. dollar as the financial position and operating results of the Company’s German and Japanese subsidiaries, Rimage Europe GmbH and Rimage Japan Co., Ltd., respectively, are translated into U.S. dollars for consolidation. Resulting translation adjustments are recorded as a separate component of stockholders’ equity.

 

The Company enters into forward exchange contracts principally to hedge inter-company receivables denominated in Euros arising from sales to its subsidiary in Germany. Gains or losses on forward exchange contracts are calculated at each period end and are recognized in net income in the period in which they arose. The Company records the fair value of its open forward foreign exchange contracts in other current assets or other current liabilities depending on whether the net amount is a gain or a loss. The Company does not utilize financial instruments for trading or other speculative purposes.

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

(a)  Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Bernard P. Aldrich, and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Robert M. Wolf, have evaluated the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon such evaluation, they have concluded that these disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

 

(b)  Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter covered by this report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

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PART II -- OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

The following table provides certain information regarding purchases made by the Company of its common stock in the quarter ended September 30, 2007:

 

Period

 

Total Number
of Shares
Purchased

 

Average Price
Paid Per Share

 

Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced Plan or
Program (1)

 

Maximum Number
of Shares that
may yet be
Purchased Under
the Plans or
Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 1 – July 31, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

500,000

 

August 1 – August 31, 2007

 

500,000

 

$

25.26

 

500,000

 

 

Sept. 1 – Sept. 30, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

500,000

 

$

25.26

 

500,000

 

 

 

(1) On July 25, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of its common stock. On October 17, 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a new stock repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. This new program replaces the completed share repurchase program that was adopted on July 25, 2007. Shares will be purchased at prevailing market prices in the open market or in private transactions, subject to market conditions, share price, trading volume and other factors, and the repurchase program may be discontinued at any time. The Company will finance the purchase of the shares using cash on hand.

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 4.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5.

Other Information

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

 

(a)

The following exhibits are included herein:

 

 

31.1

Certificate of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14 and 15d-14 of the Exchange Act.

 

31.2

Certificate of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14 and 15d-14 of the Exchange Act.

 

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Certifications pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIMAGE CORPORATION
Registrant

 

 

 

 

Date:


November 9, 2007

 

By: 


/s/ Bernard P. Aldrich

 

 

 

 

Bernard P. Aldrich
Director, Chief Executive Officer,
and President
(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:


November 9, 2007

 

By:

/s/ Robert M. Wolf

 

 

 

 

Robert M. Wolf
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
(Principal Accounting Officer

 

 

 





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