UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
_________________________
FORM 10-Q
_________________________
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended January 31, 2020
or
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 0-5286
_________________________
KEWAUNEE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
_________________________
Delaware
 
38-0715562
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
2700 West Front Street
Statesville, North Carolina
 
28677-2927
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 873-7202
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class            Trading Symbol(s)    Name of Exchange on which registered
Common Stock,$2.50 par value                 KEQU             NASDAQ Global Market
            
_________________________
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  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 
  
Accelerated filer
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
☐ 
  
Smaller reporting company
 
 
 
 
  
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ☐    No  ☒
As of March 10, 2020, the registrant had outstanding 2,750,581 shares of Common Stock.
 




KEWAUNEE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JANUARY 31, 2020
 
 
Page Number
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Part 1. Financial Information
Item 1.
Financial Statements

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
($ and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended
January 31,
 
Nine Months Ended
January 31,
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
Net sales
$
34,225

 
$
32,372

 
$
113,283

 
$
111,802

Cost of products sold
28,947

 
27,142

 
94,743

 
91,325

Gross profit
5,278

 
5,230

 
18,540

 
20,477

Operating expenses
7,350

 
5,232

 
19,875

 
16,810

Operating earnings (loss)
(2,072
)
 
(2
)
 
(1,335
)
 
3,667

Other income (loss)
(29
)
 
113

 
43

 
279

Interest expense, net
(150
)
 
(76
)
 
(452
)
 
(258
)
Earnings (loss) before income taxes
(2,251
)
 
35

 
(1,744
)
 
3,688

Income tax expense (benefit)
(350
)
 
20

 
1,822

 
803

Net earnings (loss)
(1,901
)
 
15

 
(3,566
)
 
2,885

Less: net earnings attributable to the noncontrolling interest
17

 
37

 
59

 
86

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
$
(1,918
)
 
$
(22
)
 
$
(3,625
)
 
$
2,799

Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation stockholders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
(0.70
)
 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(1.32
)
 
$
1.02

Diluted
$
(0.70
)
 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(1.32
)
 
$
1.00

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
2,750

 
2,744

 
2,750

 
2,741

Diluted
2,750

 
2,794

 
2,750

 
2,799










See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
($ in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
January 31,
 
Nine Months Ended January 31,
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
Net earnings (loss)
$
(1,901
)
 
$
15

 
$
(3,566
)
 
$
2,885

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(26
)
 
496

 
(9
)
 
(617
)
Change in fair value of cash flow hedge

 
(1
)
 
1

 
4

Other comprehensive income (loss)
(26
)
 
495

 
(8
)
 
(613
)
Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(1,927
)
 
510

 
(3,574
)
 
2,272

Less: comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
17

 
37

 
59

 
86

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
$
(1,944
)
 
$
473

 
$
(3,633
)
 
$
2,186






















See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
(Unaudited)
($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
Total
Stockholders’
Equity
Balance at April 30, 2019
$
6,875

 
$
3,133

 
$
(53
)
 
$
43,552

 
$
(6,407
)
 
$
47,100

Net earnings attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

 

 

 
471

 

 
471

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 
195

 
195

Cash dividends paid, $0.19 per share

 

 

 
(522
)
 

 
(522
)
Stock based compensation
9

 
51

 

 

 

 
60

Balance at July 31, 2019
$
6,884

 
$
3,184

 
$
(53
)
 
$
43,501

 
$
(6,212
)
 
$
47,304

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

 

 

 
(2,178
)
 

 
(2,178
)
Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 
(177
)
 
(177
)
Cash dividends paid, $0.19 per share

 

 

 
(523
)
 

 
(523
)
Stock based compensation

 
42

 

 

 

 
42

Balance at October 31, 2019
$
6,884

 
$
3,226

 
$
(53
)
 
$
40,800

 
$
(6,389
)
 
$
44,468

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

 

 

 
(1,918
)
 

 
(1,918
)
Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 
(26
)
 
(26
)
Stock options exercised 2,300 shares
1

 
(1
)
 

 

 

 

Stock based compensation

 
125

 

 

 

 
125

Balance at January 31, 2020
$
6,885

 
$
3,350

 
$
(53
)
 
$
38,882

 
$
(6,415
)
 
$
42,649


























See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
(Unaudited)
($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
Total
Stockholders’
Equity
Balance at April 30, 2018
$
6,841

 
$
3,006

 
$
(53
)
 
$
43,836

 
$
(5,900
)
 
$
47,730

Net earnings attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

 

 

 
1,489

 

 
1,489

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(384
)
 
(384
)
Cash dividends paid, $0.17 per share

 

 

 
(465
)
 

 
(465
)
Stock options exercised, 9,250 shares
13

 
(13
)
 

 

 

 

Stock based compensation
7

 
99

 

 

 

 
106

Cumulative adjustment for ASC 606, net of tax

 

 

 
217

 

 
217

Balance at July 31, 2018
$
6,861

 
$
3,092

 
$
(53
)
 
$
45,077

 
$
(6,284
)
 
$
48,693

Net earnings attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
1,332

 
$

 
$
1,332

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(724
)
 
(724
)
Cash dividends paid, $0.19 per share

 

 

 
(521
)
 

 
(521
)
Stock options exercised, 5,800 shares
8

 
(8
)
 

 

 

 

Stock based compensation

 
140

 

 

 

 
140

Balance at October 31, 2018
$
6,869

 
$
3,224

 
$
(53
)
 
$
45,888

 
$
(7,008
)
 
$
48,920

Net earnings attributable to Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
(22
)
 
$

 
$
(22
)
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
495

 
495

Cash dividends paid, $0.19 per share

 

 

 
(521
)
 

 
(521
)
Stock based compensation

 
118

 

 

 

 
118

Balance at January 31, 2019
$
6,869

 
$
3,342

 
$
(53
)
 
$
45,345

 
$
(6,513
)
 
$
48,990






















See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

4



Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
January 31,
2020
 
April 30,
2019
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
3,554

 
$
10,647

Restricted cash
2,509

 
509

Receivables, less allowance; $647; $361, on each respective date
27,409

 
33,259

Inventories
15,246

 
17,206

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
4,503

 
3,736

Total Current Assets
53,221

 
65,357

Property, plant and equipment, at cost
58,007

 
56,676

Accumulated depreciation
(42,102
)
 
(40,214
)
Net Property, Plant and Equipment
15,905

 
16,462

Right of use assets
11,130

 

Deferred income taxes
773

 
1,829

Other assets
3,332

 
3,575

Total Other Assets
15,235

 
5,404

Total Assets
$
84,361

 
$
87,223

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Short-term borrowings and interest rate swaps
$
4,017

 
$
9,513

Current portion of long-term debt

 
1,167

Current portion of capital lease liability
19

 
17

Current portion of operating lease liabilities
2,088

 

Accounts payable
11,661

 
15,190

Employee compensation and amounts withheld
3,511

 
3,737

Deferred revenue
1,800

 
1,599

Other accrued expenses
2,400

 
1,510

Total Current Liabilities
25,496

 
32,733

Long-term debt

 
97

Long-term portion of capital lease liability
118

 
132

Long-term portion of operating lease liabilities
8,887

 

Accrued pension and deferred compensation costs
5,880

 
5,878

Other non-current liabilities
1,031

 
680

Total Liabilities
41,412

 
39,520

Commitments and Contingencies

 

Stockholders’ Equity:
 
 
 
Common stock, $2.50 par value, Authorized – 5,000 shares; Issued – 2,754 shares; 2,750 shares; – Outstanding – 2,751 shares; 2,747 shares, on each respective date
6,885

 
6,875

        Additional paid-in-capital
3,350

 
3,133

Retained earnings
38,882

 
43,552

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(6,415
)
 
(6,407
)
Common stock in treasury, at cost, 3 shares, on each date
(53
)
 
(53
)
Total Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Stockholders’ Equity
42,649

 
47,100

Noncontrolling interest
300

 
603

Total Stockholders’ Equity
42,949

 
47,703

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
$
84,361

 
$
87,223

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

5



Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
($ in thousands)
 
Nine Months Ended
January 31,
 
2020
 
2019
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net earnings (loss)
$
(3,566
)
 
$
2,885

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation
1,927

 
1,908

Bad debt provision
321

 
57

Stock based compensation expense
241

 
393

Provision for deferred income taxes
1,056

 
355

Change in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Receivables
5,530

 
4,674

Inventories
1,959

 
990

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses
(2,512
)
 
(4,879
)
Deferred revenue
201

 
(434
)
Other, net
(546
)
 
(1,415
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
4,611

 
4,534

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(1,371
)
 
(2,290
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(1,371
)
 
(2,290
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Dividends paid
(1,045
)
 
(1,507
)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries
(324
)
 
(51
)
Proceeds from short-term borrowings
44,958

 
46,103

Repayments on short-term borrowings
(50,454
)
 
(44,870
)
Payments on long-term debt and lease obligations
(1,277
)
 
(880
)
Net proceeds from exercise of stock options
(14
)
 
(29
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(8,156
)
 
(1,234
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(177
)
 
(591
)
Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(5,093
)
 
419

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period
11,156

 
10,958

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period
$
6,063

 
$
11,377












See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(unaudited)
A. Financial Information
The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (the “Company”) have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.
These interim condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of these financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for the full year. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of April 30, 2019 included in this interim period filing has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date, but does not include all of the information and related notes required by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for complete financial statements.
The preparation of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts and disclosures. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

B. Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on hand and highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less. During the periods ended January 31, 2020 and April 30, 2019, the Company had cash deposits in excess of FDIC insured limits. The Company has not experienced any losses from such deposits. Restricted cash includes bank deposits of subsidiaries used for performance guarantees against customer orders.
In accordance with ASU 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows: Restricted Cash, the Company includes restricted cash along with the cash balance for presentation in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. The reconciliation between the condensed consolidated balance sheet and the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows is as follows:
 
 
January 31, 2020
 
April 30, 2019
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
3,554

 
$
10,647

Restricted cash
 
2,509

 
509

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
$
6,063

 
$
11,156


C. Revenue Recognition
The Company recognizes revenue when control of a good or service promised in a contract (i.e., performance obligation) is transferred to a customer. Control is obtained when a customer has the ability to direct the use of and obtain substantially all of the remaining benefits from that good or service. The majority of the Company’s revenues are recognized over time as the customer receives control as the Company performs work under a contract. However, a portion of the Company’s revenues are recognized at a point-in-time as control is transferred at a distinct point in time per the terms of a contract.
Disaggregated Revenue
A summary of net sales transferred to customers at a point in time and over time for the periods ended January 31, 2020 and January 31, 2019 is as follows (in thousands):

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Three Months Ended January 31, 2020
 
Three months ended January 31, 2019
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
Over Time
$
25,107

 
$
7,526

 
$
32,633

 
$
24,414

 
$
7,155

 
$
31,569

Point in Time
1,592

 

 
1,592

 
803

 

 
803

 
$
26,699

 
$
7,526

 
$
34,225

 
$
25,217

 
$
7,155

 
$
32,372

 
Nine Months Ended January 31, 2020
 
Nine Months Ended January 31, 2019
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
Over Time
$
83,292

 
$
25,713

 
$
109,005

 
$
86,973

 
$
19,893

 
$
106,866

Point in Time
4,278

 

 
4,278

 
4,936

 

 
4,936

 
$
87,570

 
$
25,713

 
$
113,283

 
$
91,909

 
$
19,893

 
$
111,802

Contract Balances
The closing and opening balances of contract assets arising from contracts with customers which were recorded as unbilled receivables were $4,673,000 at January 31, 2020 and $4,589,000 at April 30, 2019. The closing and opening balances of contract liabilities arising from contracts with customers were $1,800,000 at January 31, 2020 and $1,599,000 at April 30, 2019. The timing of revenue recognition, billings and cash collections results in accounts receivable, unbilled receivables, and deferred revenue which are disclosed in the condensed consolidated balance sheets and in the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements. In general, the Company receives payments from customers based on a billing schedule established in its contracts. Unbilled receivables represent amounts earned which have not yet been billed in accordance with contractually stated billing terms. Receivables are recorded when the right to consideration becomes unconditional and the Company has a right to invoice the customer. Deferred revenue relates to payments received in advance of performance under the contract. Deferred revenue is recognized as revenue as (or when) the Company performs under the contract. Approximately all of the contract liability balances at April 30, 2019 and January 31, 2020 are expected to be recognized as revenue during the respective succeeding 12 months.
D. Inventories
The Company measures inventory using the first-in, first-out ("FIFO") method at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Inventories consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
January 31, 2020
 
April 30, 2019
Finished products
$
3,135

 
$
4,139

Work in process
1,796

 
2,179

Raw materials
10,315

 
10,888

 
$
15,246

 
$
17,206

The Company’s International subsidiaries’ inventories were $2,012,000 at January 31, 2020 and $1,863,000 at April 30, 2019 and are included in the above tables.

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E. Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash and equivalents, mutual funds, cash surrender value of life insurance policies, term loans and short-term borrowings. The carrying value of these assets and liabilities approximates their fair value. The following tables summarize the Company’s fair value hierarchy for its financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of January 31, 2020 and April 30, 2019 (in thousands):
 
 
January 31, 2020
Financial Assets
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Total
Trading securities held in non-qualified compensation plans (1)
 
$
2,749

 
$

 
$
2,749

Cash surrender value of life insurance policies (1)
 

 
76

 
76

Total
 
$
2,749

 
$
76

 
$
2,825

Financial Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-qualified compensation plans (2)
 
$

 
$
3,182

 
$
3,182

Total
 
$

 
$
3,182

 
$
3,182

 
 
April 30, 2019
Financial Assets
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Total
Trading securities held in non-qualified compensation plans (1)
 
$
3,057

 
$

 
$
3,057

Cash surrender value of life insurance policies (1)
 

 
76

 
76

Total
 
$
3,057

 
$
76

 
$
3,133

Financial Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-qualified compensation plans (2)
 
$

 
$
3,519

 
$
3,519

Interest rate swap derivatives
 

 
1

 
1

Total
 
$

 
$
3,520

 
$
3,520

(1)
The Company maintains two non-qualified compensation plans which include investment assets in a rabbi trust. These assets consist of marketable securities, which are valued using quoted market prices multiplied by the number of shares owned, and life insurance policies, which are valued at their cash surrender value.
(2)
Plan liabilities are equal to the individual participants’ account balances and other earned retirement benefits.
F. Derivative Financial Instruments
The Company records derivatives on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value and establishes criteria for designation and effectiveness of hedging relationships. The nature of the Company’s business activities involves the management of various financial and market risks, including those related to changes in interest rates. The Company does not enter into derivative instruments for speculative purposes. In May 2013, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement whereby the interest rate payable by the Company on $3,450,000 of outstanding long-term debt was effectively converted to a fixed interest rate of 4.875% for the period beginning May 1, 2013 and ending August 1, 2017. In May 2013, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement whereby the interest rate payable by the Company on $2,600,000 of outstanding long-term debt was effectively converted to a fixed interest rate of 4.37% for the period beginning August 1, 2017 and ending May 1, 2020. In May 2013, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement whereby the interest rate payable by the Company on $1,218,000 of outstanding long-term debt was effectively converted to a fixed interest rate of 3.07% for the period beginning November 3, 2014 and ending May 1, 2020. The Company entered into these interest rate swap arrangements to mitigate future interest rate risk associated with its long-term debt and has designated these as cash flow hedges. In September 2019, the Company terminated the interest rate swap arrangements in conjunction with the payoff of the outstanding long-term debt.


G. Long-term Debt and Other Credit Arrangements

At January 31, 2020, advances of $3.3 million were outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility, compared to advances of $9.5 million outstanding as of April 30, 2019. The Company had standby letters of credit outstanding of $344,000 at January 31, 2020 compared to standby letters of credit outstanding of $5.2 million at April 30, 2019. Amounts available under the revolving credit facility were $10.2 million and $5.3 million at January 31, 2020 and April 30, 2019, respectively.

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At April 30, 2019, the Company was not in compliance with all of the financial covenants under the revolving credit facility. The Company received a waiver from its lender with respect to this noncompliance pursuant to a waiver letter executed on June 19, 2019 ("the Waiver Letter"). In connection with the Waiver Letter, the Company entered into a Security Agreement pursuant to which the Company granted a security interest in substantially all of its assets to secure its obligations under the Loan Agreement. On July 9, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment to the Loan Agreement and the Line of Credit to effect a change in the financial covenants set forth in the Loan Agreement.  This amendment did not change the amount of availability provided by the Company’s Line of Credit.

In September 2019, the Company paid off its term loan and terminated its interest rate swap agreements. On December 13, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment to the Loan Agreement and the Line of Credit to effect a change to an asset based lending arrangement based on eligible accounts receivable and inventory, with the available amount not to exceed $20 million through January 31, 2020, and with such maximum amount reduced to $15 million thereafter. This amendment replaced the prior financial covenants with new financial covenants, including minimum monthly liquidity and EBITDA requirements. Additionally, a requirement for the repatriation of foreign cash and restrictions on the payment of dividends were added. At January 31, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all of the then-applicable financial covenants of the agreement.

H. Leases

On May 1, 2019, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-02, Leases, and all subsequently issued clarifying guidance. Under the new guidance, lessees are required to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities for the rights and obligations created by leased assets previously classified as operating leases. In July 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU No. 2018-11, which permitted entities to record the impact of adoption using a modified retrospective method with any cumulative effect as an adjustment to retained earnings (accumulated deficit) as opposed to restating comparative periods for the effects of applying the new standard. The Company elected this transition approach; therefore, the Company’s prior period reported results are not restated to include the impact of this adoption. In addition, the Company elected the package of three transition practical expedients which alleviate the requirements to reassess embedded leases, lease classification and initial direct costs for leases that commenced prior to the adoption date. The Company has elected to use the short-term lease recognition exemption for all asset classes. This means, for those leases that qualify, the Company will not recognize right-of-use ("ROU") assets or lease liabilities, and this includes not recognizing ROU assets or lease liabilities for existing short-term leases of those assets. The adoption of this standard did not affect the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and therefore, no cumulative effect adjustment was recorded. The adoption of this standard also did not materially affect the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.
The Company has operating type leases for real estate and equipment in both the U.S. and internationally and a financing lease for a truck in the U.S. At January 31, 2020, ROU assets totaled $11,130,000. Included in the ROU assets was a finance lease with a net value of $129,000 with accumulated amortization totaling $30,000. Operating cash paid to settle lease liabilities was $486,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The Company’s leases have remaining lease terms of up to 10 years. In addition, some of the leases may include options to extend the leases for up to 5 years or options to terminate the leases within 1 year. Operating lease expense was $645,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2020, inclusive of period cost for short-term leases, not included in lease liabilities, of $215,000. Operating lease expense was $1,770,000 for the nine months ended January 31, 2020, inclusive of period cost for short-term leases, not included in lease liabilities, of $673,000.
At January 31, 2020, the weighted average remaining lease term for the capitalized operating leases was 7.0 years and the weighted average discount rate was 4.1%. For finance leases, the weighted average remaining lease term was 5.7 years and the weighted average discount rate was 10.0%. As most of the Company's leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. The Company uses the implicit rate when readily determinable.

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The table sets forth below the future minimum lease payments of non-cancelable leases as of January 31, 2020:
 
 
Operating
 
Financing
Remainder of fiscal 2020
 
$
628

 
$
8

2021
 
2,351

 
32

2022
 
2,051

 
32

2023
 
1,516

 
32

2024
 
1,234

 
31

Thereafter
 
5,141

 
42

Total Minimum Lease Payments
 
$
12,921

 
$
177

Imputed Interest
 
(1,946
)
 
(42
)
Total
 
$
10,975

 
$
135

I. Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share reflects the assumed exercise of outstanding options and the conversion of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) under the Company’s various stock compensation plans, except when RSUs and options have an antidilutive effect. There were 95,906 antidilutive RSUs and options outstanding at January 31, 2020. There were no antidilutive RSUs or options outstanding at January 31, 2019. The following is a reconciliation of basic to diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended January 31,
 
Nine Months Ended January 31,
 
 
2020
2019
 
2020
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
2,750

 
2,744

 
 
2,750

 
2,741

 
Dilutive effect of stock options and RSUs

 
50

 
 

 
58

 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted
2,750

 
2,794

 
 
2,750

 
2,799

 
J. Stock Options and Share-based Compensation
Compensation costs related to stock options and other stock awards granted by the Company are charged against operating expenses during their vesting period, under ASC 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation”. The Company granted 36,534 RSUs under the 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan in June 2019. The RSUs include both a service and a performance component, vesting over a three-year period. The recognized expense is based upon the vesting period for service criteria and estimated attainment of the performance criteria at the end of the three-year period, based on the ratio of cumulative days incurred to total days over the three-year period. The Company recorded share-based compensation expense during the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020 of $126,000 and $208,000, respectively, with the remaining estimated share-based compensation expense of $478,000 to be recorded over the remaining vesting periods.
K. Income Taxes
An income tax benefit of $350,000 and an income tax expense of $20,000 was recorded for the three months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Income tax expense of $1,822,000 and $803,000 was recorded for the nine months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The effective tax rates were 15.5% and 57.1% for the three months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The effective tax rates were 104.5% and 21.8% for the nine months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in the effective tax rate for the three-month period is primarily due to the reduced federal tax liability which was a result of lower foreign subsidiary income inclusions and the recognition of the impact of the Company's assertion regarding the reinvestment of foreign unremitted earnings in the second quarter. The increase for the nine-month period is primarily due to the change in the Company’s assertion regarding the reinvestment of foreign unremitted earnings, the impact of foreign earnings, which are taxed at different tax rates than the US tax rate of 21%, and additional Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income ("GILTI") inclusion in the US.
Effective August 1, 2019, the Company elected to amend the indefinite reinvestment of foreign unremitted earnings position set forth by ASC 740-30-25-17 and dissolve the indefinite reinvestment of unremitted earnings assertion for the Singapore, China, and Kewaunee Labway India Pvt. Ltd. international subsidiaries.

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The Company recorded a Dividend Distribution Tax withholding expense, imposed by the India Income Tax Department at a rate of 20.6%, in the amounts of $50,000 and $2,214,000 for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020, respectively, related to the unremitted earnings of the subsidiaries paid to the parent company. The Company continues to include a deferred tax liability of $1,103,000 for unremitted earnings of the international subsidiaries as of January 31, 2020. The Company recorded all deferred tax assets and liabilities related to its outside basis differences in its foreign subsidiaries consistent with ASC 740.
L. Defined Benefit Pension Plans
The Company has non-contributory defined benefit pension plans covering substantially all domestic salaried and hourly employees. These plans were amended as of April 30, 2005; no further benefits have been, or will be, earned under the plans, subsequent to the amendment date, and no additional participants will be added to the plans. There were no Company contributions paid to the plans during the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020, and the Company does not expect any contributions to be paid during the remainder of the fiscal year. Contributions of $1,000,000 were paid to the plans during the nine months ended January 31, 2019. The Company assumed an expected long-term rate of return of 7.75% for the periods ended January 31, 2020 and January 31, 2019. Pension expense consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended January 31, 2020
 
Three Months Ended January 31, 2019
Service cost
$
0

 
$
0

Interest cost
208

 
214

Expected return on plan assets
(355
)
 
(362
)
Recognition of net loss
260

 
221

Net periodic pension expense
$
113

 
$
73

 
Nine Months Ended January 31, 2020
 
Nine Months Ended January 31, 2019
Service cost
$
0

 
$
0

Interest cost
624

 
644

Expected return on plan assets
(1,065
)
 
(1,086
)
Recognition of net loss
780

 
663

Net periodic pension expense
$
339

 
$
221

M. Segment Information
The Company’s operations are classified into two business segments: Domestic and International. The Domestic business segment principally designs, manufactures, and installs scientific and technical furniture, including steel and wood laboratory cabinetry, fume hoods, laminate casework, flexible systems, worksurfaces, workstations, workbenches, and computer enclosures. The International business segment, which consists of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries, provides products and services, including facility design, detailed engineering, construction, and project management from the planning stage through testing and commissioning of laboratories. Intersegment transactions are recorded at normal profit margins. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. Certain corporate expenses shown below have not been allocated to the business segments.
The following tables provide financial information by business segments for the periods ended January 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):
 
Domestic
Operations
 
International
Operations
 
Corporate /
Eliminations
 
Total
Three months ended January 31, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues from external customers
$
26,699

 
$
7,526

 
$

 
$
34,225

Intersegment revenues
302

 
659

 
(961
)
 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes
$
(867
)
 
$
513

 
$
(1,897
)
 
$
(2,251
)
Three months ended January 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues from external customers
$
25,217

 
$
7,155

 
$

 
$
32,372

Intersegment revenues
612

 
2,135

 
(2,747
)
 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes
$
60

 
$
1,020

 
$
(1,045
)
 
$
35


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Domestic
Operations
 
International
Operations
 
Corporate /
Eliminations
 
Total
Nine months ended January 31, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues from external customers
$
87,570

 
$
25,713

 
$

 
$
113,283

Intersegment revenues
3,388

 
2,142

 
(5,530
)
 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes
$
1,439

 
$
1,622

 
$
(4,805
)
 
$
(1,744
)
Nine months ended January 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues from external customers
$
91,909

 
$
19,893

 
$

 
$
111,802

Intersegment revenues
1,490

 
3,969

 
(5,459
)
 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes
$
6,005

 
$
2,174

 
$
(4,491
)
 
$
3,688

N. Reclassifications
During the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company changed its method of accounting for its Domestic segment’s inventory from the LIFO method to the FIFO method.  The Company reclassified certain amounts in the condensed consolidated statements of operations, the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income, the condensed consolidated statements of stockholders’ equity and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine-month period ended January 31, 2019 to conform to the current period format.
O. New Accounting Standards
On December 18, 2019, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2019-12: Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The amendments in this update simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740. Also, the amendments simplify the accounting for income taxes by requiring the following: (1) that an entity recognize a franchise tax that is partially based on income in accordance with Topic 740 and account for any incremental amount incurred as a non-income-based tax; and (2) that an entity reflect the effect of an enacted change in tax laws or rates in the annual effective tax rate computation in the interim period that included the enactment date. For public companies, these amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. We are currently evaluating the impact the adoption of this guidance may have on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-2, “Leases.” This guidance establishes a ROU model that requires a lessee to record an ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted this standard effective May 1, 2019. See Note H for a discussion of the impact of adoption of this standard.
In August 2018, the Commission adopted final rules pursuant to Commission Release No. 33-10532, “Disclosure Update and Simplification,” amending certain disclosure requirements that were redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated or superseded. In addition, the amendments expanded the disclosure requirements relating to the analysis of stockholders’ equity for interim financial statements. Under the amendments, an analysis of changes in each caption of stockholders’ equity presented in the balance sheet must be provided in a note or separate statement. The analysis should present a reconciliation of the beginning balance to the ending balance of each period for which a statement of income is required to be filed. This final rule became effective on November 5, 2018. The Company adopted this final rule effective for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The adoption of this standard did not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.
In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-2, “Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.” This guidance provides the Company with an option to reclassify stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "2017 Tax Act") from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted this standard effective May 1, 2019 and did not elect to reclassify tax effects as a result of tax reform; therefore, the adoption did not have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.

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In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments,” which replaces the current incurred loss method used for determining credit losses on financial assets, including trade receivables, with an expected credit loss method. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company will adopt this standard in fiscal year 2024. The Company does not expect the adoption of this standard to have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.


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P. Restructuring Costs
In December 2019, the Company initiated a restructuring, which included the addition of a new Vice President of Information Technology to lead the transformation and modernization of the Company's information systems, and a reduction in workforce primarily in its domestic operations to reduce operating expenses on an ongoing basis. This restructuring also included a plan for closure of the Company’s subsidiary in China, a commercial sales organization for the Company’s products in China.
For the three months ended January 31, 2020, the Company incurred restructuring expenses of $628,000. The domestic restructuring expenses of $374,000 consisted primarily of severance and expenses related to hiring and relocation of the new Vice President of Information Technology. For the three months ended January 31, 2020, the Company incurred expenses in its international operations related to the closure of the China subsidiary of $254,000, which consisted primarily of bad debt expenses of $220,000 with a concurring increase in the Company’s allowance for doubtful accounts and severance expenses. The Company reflected substantially all the expenses as operating expenses in the condensed statement of operations and recorded $117,000 of accrued employee compensation liabilities related to severance agreements in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The Company’s 2019 Annual Report to Stockholders contains management’s discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations as of and for the year ended April 30, 2019. The following discussion and analysis describes material changes in the Company’s financial condition since April 30, 2019. The analysis of results of operations compares the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020 with the comparable periods of the prior year.
Results of Operations
Sales for the quarter were $34,225,000, a 5.7% increase from sales of $32,372,000 in the comparable period of the prior year. Domestic sales for the quarter were $26,699,000, up 5.9% from sales of $25,217,000 in the comparable period of the prior year. International sales for the quarter were $7,526,000, up 5.2% from sales of $7,155,000 in the comparable period of the prior year.  The increase in Domestic sales for the quarter was a result of increased activity in the Company’s dealer and distribution sales channels. International sales increased year over year as a result of continued deliveries of a large order in the Middle East market. 
Sales for the nine months ended January 31, 2020 were $113,283,000, a 1.3% increase from sales of $111,802,000 in the comparable period of the prior year. Domestic sales for the nine-month period were $87,570,000, down 4.7% from sales of $91,909,000 in the comparable period of the prior year.  International sales for the period were $25,713,000, up 29.3% from sales of $19,893,000 in the comparable period of the prior year. 
The Company’s order backlog was $93 million at January 31, 2020, as compared to $96 million at January 31, 2019, and $101 million at April 30, 2019. The Company continues to have a strong volume of outstanding quotations globally and is aggressively pursuing these projects.
The gross profit margin for the three months ended January 31, 2020 was 15.4% of sales, as compared to 16.2% of sales in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The gross profit margin for the nine months ended January 31, 2020 was 16.4% of sales, as compared to 18.3% of sales in the comparable period of the prior year. The decrease in gross profit margin percentage for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020 was a result of a number of low margin orders that the Company aggressively pursued and secured over the past year, and a strategic Middle East order aggressively secured over two years ago at lower than normal margins.
Operating expenses for the three months ended January 31, 2020 were $7,350,000, or 21.5% of sales, as compared to $5,232,000, or 16.2% of sales, in the comparable period of the prior year. Operating expenses for the nine months ended January 31, 2020 were $19,875,000, or 17.5% of sales, as compared to $16,810,000, or 15.0% of sales, in the comparable period of the prior year. The increase in operating expenses for the three months ended January 31, 2020 related primarily to $559,000 of restructuring costs (see Note P.), $288,000 in marketing expenses, $230,000 in administration wages and benefits, $150,000 in recruitment and relocation expenses, and a $128,000 increase in international operating expenses. Also impacting the increase in operating expenses is an incentive compensation expense of $147,000 as compared to a credit of $309,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2019.

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The increase in operating expenses for the nine months ended January 31, 2020 related primarily to $559,000 of restructuring costs, and increases of $299,000 in incentive compensation expense, $569,000 in marketing expenses, $633,000 in administration wages and benefits, $173,000 in recruitment and relocation expenses, and a $916,000 increase in international operating expenses as the Company made investments in capabilities to strengthen its position in the India market.
In December 2019, the Company initiated a restructuring plan, which consisted of a reduction in workforce and a plan to close the Company’s subsidiary in China, a commercial sales organization for the Company’s products in China as discussed in Note P.  The Company expects these measures to produce future estimated cost savings between $1.0 million and $1.3 million based on an annual run rate basis.  
Interest expense was $150,000 and $452,000 for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020, as compared to $76,000 and $258,000 for the comparable periods of the prior year. The changes in interest expense were primarily attributable to changes in borrowing levels.
An income tax benefit of $350,000 and an income tax expense of $20,000 was recorded for the three months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. For the nine months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, income tax expense was $1,822,000 and $803,000, respectively. The effective tax rates were 15.5% and 57.1% for the three months ended January 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in the effective tax rate for the three-month period is primarily due to the reduced federal tax liability which is a result of lower foreign subsidiary income inclusions. The increase in the tax expense for the nine-month period is primarily due to the change in the Company’s assertion regarding the reinvestment of foreign unremitted earnings, the impact of foreign earnings, which are taxed at different tax rates than the US tax rate of 21%, and additional Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income ("GILTI") inclusion in the US.
As part of the Company’s revised global treasury management strategy, the Company elected to amend the indefinite reinvestment of foreign unremitted earnings position set forth by ASC 740 and dissolve the indefinite reinvestment of unremitted earnings assertion for the Singapore, China, and Kewaunee Labway India Pvt. Ltd. international subsidiaries. Revoking this election provides the Company with more flexibility in treasury management to invest in projects intended to improve the Company’s operating performance. As a result of the revocation of this election, the Company recorded a Dividend Distribution Tax withholding expense, imposed by the India Income Tax Department at a rate of 20.6%, in the amounts of $50,000 and $2,214,000 for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020, respectively, related to the unremitted earnings of the subsidiary.
Noncontrolling interests related to the Company’s subsidiaries not 100% owned by the Company reduced net earnings by $17,000 and $59,000 for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2020, respectively, as compared to $37,000 and $86,000 for the comparable periods of the prior year. The change in the net earnings attributable to the noncontrolling interest in the current period was due to changes in earnings of the subsidiary in the related period.
Net loss was $1,918,000, or $0.70 per diluted share, for the three months ended January 31, 2020, compared to a net loss of $22,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Net losses of $3,625,000, or $1.32 per diluted share, were reported for the nine months ended January 31, 2020, compared to net earnings of $2,799,000, or $1.00 per diluted share, in the prior year period.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Historically, the Company’s principal sources of liquidity have been funds generated from operations, supplemented as needed by short-term borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility. Additionally, certain machinery and equipment are financed by non-cancellable operating leases. The Company believes that these sources will be sufficient to support ongoing business requirements in the current fiscal year, including capital expenditures.
The Company had working capital of $27,725,000 at January 31, 2020, compared to $32,624,000 at April 30, 2019. The ratio of current assets to current liabilities was 2.1-to-1.0 at January 31, 2020, compared to 2.0-to-1.0 at April 30, 2019. At January 31, 2020, advances of $4.0 million were outstanding under the Company’s credit facilities, compared to advances of $9.5 million outstanding as of April 30, 2019. The Company had standby letters of credit outstanding of $344,000 at January 31, 2020 compared to standby letters of credit outstanding of $5.2 million at April 30, 2019. Amounts available under the revolving credit facility were $10.2 million and $5.3 million at January 31, 2020 and April 30, 2019, respectively. Total borrowings and interest rate swaps were $4.2 million at January 31, 2020, compared to $10.9 million at April 30, 2019. As previously reported in the reports on Form 8-K filed by the Company on June 21, 2019 and July 11, 2019, and in Note 4 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company's 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company amended its credit facility and entered into a restated security agreement.

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In September 2019, the Company paid off its term loan and terminated its interest rate swap agreements.  On December 13, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment to the Loan Agreement and the Line of Credit to effect a change to an asset based lending arrangement based on eligible accounts receivable and inventory, with the available amount not to exceed $20 million through January 31, 2020, and with such maximum amount reduced to $15 million thereafter. This amendment replaced the prior financial covenants with new financial covenants, including minimum monthly liquidity and EBITDA requirements.  Additionally, a requirement for the repatriation of foreign cash and restrictions on the payments of dividends was added.  At January 31, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all of the then-applicable financial covenants of the agreement. 
The Company’s operations provided cash of $4,611,000 during the nine months ended January 31, 2020. Cash was provided primarily by decreases in receivables of $5,530,000 and inventory of $1,959,000, partially offset by an decrease in accounts payable and other accrued expenses of $2,512,000. During the nine months ended January 31, 2020, the Company used net cash of $1,371,000 in investing activities, all of which was used for capital expenditures. The Company’s financing activities used cash of $8,156,000 during the nine months ended January 31, 2020, primarily for reductions in short-term borrowings of $5,496,000, cash dividends of $1,045,000 paid to stockholders, cash dividends paid to minority interest holders of $324,000 and repayments of $1,277,000 of long-term debt.
Outlook    
The Company’s ability to predict future demand for its products continues to be limited given its role as subcontractor or supplier to dealers for subcontractors. Demand for the Company’s products is also dependent upon the number of laboratory construction projects planned and/or current progress in projects already under construction. The Company’s earnings are also impacted by fluctuations in prevailing pricing for projects in the laboratory construction marketplace and increased costs of raw materials, including stainless steel, wood, and epoxy resin, and whether the Company is able to increase product prices to customers in amounts that correspond to such increases without materially and adversely affecting sales. Additionally, since prices are normally quoted on a firm basis in the industry, the Company bears the burden of possible increases in labor and material costs between the quotation of an order and delivery of a product. Looking forward, we continue to focus on improving profitability through both short-term and long-term actions. These include the restructuring plan initiated and substantially completed during the third quarter, as well as a multi-year plan to invest in our manufacturing capabilities and information technology platform to improve our competitiveness. For the fourth quarter, our focus is on ensuring that our domestic production load is as full as possible and having our manufacturing facilities operating efficiently, with the goal of achieving a recovery in profitability.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This report contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this report, including statements regarding the Company’s future financial condition, results of operations, business operations and business prospects, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict,” “believe” and similar words, expressions and variations of these words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to important factors, risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including industry and economic conditions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such factors, risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, competitive and general economic conditions, both domestically and internationally; changes in customer demands; dependence on customers’ required delivery schedules; risks related to fluctuations in the Company’s operating results from quarter to quarter; risks related to international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; changes in the legal and regulatory environment; changes in raw materials and commodity costs; and acts of terrorism, war, governmental action, natural disasters and other Force Majeure events. Many important factors that could cause such differences are described under the caption “Risk Factors” in Item 1A in the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q subsequently filed by the Company. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this document. The Company assumes no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
There are no material changes to the disclosures made on this matter in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2019.
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures

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(a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures
An evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) as of January 31, 2020. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s management, including the CEO and CFO, concluded that, as of January 31, 2020, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were adequate and effective and designed to ensure that all material information required to be filed in this quarterly report is made known to them by others within the Company and its subsidiaries.
(b) Changes in internal controls
There was no significant change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Other than as set forth below, as of January 31, 2020 there have been no material changes to the risk factors faced by the Company from those previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2019.
The coronavirus outbreak has the potential to cause a disruption in our manufacturing operations and supply chain.

The global spread of the coronavirus could impact our access to certain job sites, project schedules, and our ability to deliver and install our products where the Company has a performance obligation for this service. In addition, we rely on a skilled workforce to manufacture our products in the United States and India. The spread of the coronavirus in these specific countries could negatively impact our employees, resulting in labor shortages impacting our manufacturing output which could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

We source certain key supplies used in the manufacture of our products solely from China. Due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, our business could be adversely affected if we are unable to procure adequate quantities of these key materials from our suppliers based in China. We are always evaluating our suppliers and alternative sources. If we experience a shortage of supplies and are unable to find an alternative source, we may experience a delay in production which could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.


Item 6.
Exhibits
 
 
 
 
10.1
 
 
10.84*
 
 
10.85*
 
 
31.1
  
 
31.2
 
 
32.1
  
 
32.2
 
 
101.INS
  
XBRL Instance Document
 
101.SCH
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
 
101.CAL
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
 
101.DEF
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
 
101.LAB
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
 
101.PRE
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
 

* The referenced exhibit is a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
    


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SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
KEWAUNEE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
                             (Registrant)
 
 
 
Date: March 13, 2020
 
By
/s/ Donald T. Gardner III
 
 
 
Donald T. Gardner III
 
 
 
(As duly authorized officer and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer)

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