UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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 June 30, 2014

 

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: 0-31641

 

SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Ohio 31-1210318
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)

 

2839 Charter Street, Columbus, Ohio 43228

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(614) 486-0261

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes    x       No    ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer  ¨      Accelerated filer    ¨   Non-accelerated filer  ¨     Smaller reporting company   x  

 

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

 

3,863,398 shares of Common Stock, without par value, were outstanding at July 25, 2014.

 

 
 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

 

Table of Contents

 

    Page No.
     
PART I.      FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements  
     
  Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2014 (unaudited) and December 31, 2013 3
     
  Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 (unaudited) 5
     
  Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 (unaudited) 6
     
  Notes to Financial Statements (unaudited) 7
     
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 13
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk N/A
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 20
     
PART II.     OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings N/A
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors N/A
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds N/A
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities N/A
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures N/A
     
Item 5. Other Information N/A
     
Item 6. Exhibits 22
     
Signatures 24

 

 
 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

 

BALANCE SHEETS

 

ASSETS

 

    June 30,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
    (UNAUDITED)        
Current Assets                
Cash   $ 944,425     $ 622,727  
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $25,000 and $15,000, respectively     616,325       634,077  
Inventories     969,649       1,709,740  
Prepaid expenses     79,522       56,298  
Total current assets     2,609,921       3,022,842  
                 
Property and Equipment, at cost                
Machinery and equipment     7,263,558       7,116,055  
Furniture and fixtures     139,110       137,911  
Leasehold improvements     317,870       317,870  
Construction in progress     263,491       2,093  
      7,984,029       7,573,929  
Less accumulated depreciation     (5,048,126 )     (4,781,362 )
      2,935,903       2,792,567  
                 
Other Assets                
Deposits     18,532       15,645  
Deferred financing fees     24,384       29,104  
Intangibles     10,144       11,059  
Total other assets     53,060       55,808  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 5,598,884     $ 5,871,217  

 

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

 

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SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

 

BALANCE SHEETS

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

    June 30,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
    (UNAUDITED)        
Current Liabilities                
Capital lease obligations, current portion   $ 164,949     $ 104,010  
Notes payable, current portion     281,405       247,679  
Accounts payable     420,840       456,111  
Customer deposits     472,337       1,105,655  
Accrued compensation     84,901       75,815  
Accrued expenses and other     115,644       115,672  
Total current liabilities     1,540,076       2,104,942  
                 
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion     404,100       132,739  
Notes payable, net of current portion     766,916       908,787  
Total liabilities     2,711,092       3,146,468  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Shareholders' Equity                
Convertible preferred stock, Series B, 10% cumulative, nonvoting, no par value, $10 stated value, optional redemption at 103%; optional shareholder conversion 2 shares for 1; 24,152 shares issued and outstanding     454,058       441,982  
Common stock, no par value, authorized 15,000,000 shares; 3,863,398 and 3,852,898 shares issued and outstanding, respectively     9,845,590       9,833,620  
Additional paid-in capital     1,896,578       1,835,387  
Accumulated deficit     (9,308,434 )     (9,386,240 )
      2,887,792       2,724,749  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 5,598,884     $ 5,871,217  

 

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

 

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SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

 

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

THREE MONTHS AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 AND 2013

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

    THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,     SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
                         
Revenue   $ 3,098,376     $ 1,792,775     $ 5,690,876     $ 3,226,377  
                                 
Cost of revenue     2,517,906       1,394,584       4,523,633       2,654,587  
                                 
Gross profit     580,470       398,191       1,167,243       571,790  
                                 
General and administrative expense     300,151       239,623       632,742       534,833  
                                 
Research and development expense     72,202       78,083       157,808       142,203  
                                 
Marketing and sales expense     139,449       119,116       263,689       224,440  
                                 
Income (loss) from operations     68,668       (38,631 )     113,004       (329,686 )
                                 
Other (expense) income                                
Interest     (17,346 )     (18,659 )     (33,324 )     (39,122 )
Gain (loss) on disposal of equipment, net     249       (312 )     (255 )     49,688  
      (17,097 )     (18,971 )     (33,579 )     10,566  
                                 
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes     51,571       (57,602 )     79,425       (319,120 )
                                 
Income tax (expense) benefit     (1,037 )     38       (1,619 )     -  
                                 
Net income (loss)     50,534       (57,564 )     77,806       (319,120 )
                                 
Dividends on preferred stock     (6,038 )     (6,038 )     (12,076 )     (12,076 )
                                 
INCOME (LOSS) APPLICABLE TO COMMON SHARES   $ 44,496     $ (63,602 )   $ 65,730     $ (331,196 )
                                 
Earnings per share - basic and diluted (Note 6)                                
Income (loss) per common share                                
Basic   $ 0.01     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.02     $ (0.09 )
Diluted   $ 0.01     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.02     $ (0.09 )
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding                                
Basic     3,861,222       3,835,997       3,858,575       3,832,964  
Diluted     3,861,222       3,835,997       3,858,575       3,832,964  

 

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

 

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SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

 

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 AND 2013

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

    2014     2013  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                
Net income (loss)   $ 77,806     $ (319,120 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Depreciation and accretion     275,761       301,777  
Amortization     915       915  
Stock based compensation     85,236       69,731  
Net loss (gain) on disposal of equipment     255       (49,688 )
Inventory reserve     42,000       11,652  
Change in allowance for doubtful accounts     10,000       (30,223 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     7,752       (22,807 )
Inventories     698,091       (157,505 )
Prepaid expenses     (23,224 )     106,631  
Other assets     1,833       3,093  
Accounts payable     (35,271 )     12,704  
Accrued expenses and customer deposits     (629,362 )     35,529  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     511,792       (37,311 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds on sale of equipment     250       50,000  
Purchases of property and equipment     (18,335 )     (15,241 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities     (18,085 )     34,759  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
Principal payments on capital lease obligations and notes payable     (172,009 )     (285,356 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (172,009 )     (285,356 )
                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH     321,698       (287,908 )
                 
CASH - Beginning of period     622,727       630,819  
                 
CASH - End of period   $ 944,425     $ 342,911  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 33,678     $ 39,493  
Income taxes     1,619       -  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NONCASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
Property and equipment purchased by capital lease     396,165       86,389  
Increase in asset retirement obligation     5,100       4,320  

 

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

 

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SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1. Business Organization and Purpose

 

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (“SCI”, or the “Company”), formerly Superconductive Components, Inc., an Ohio corporation, was incorporated in 1987.  The Company operates in one segment as a global supplier and manufacturer of advanced materials for Physical Vapor Deposition (“PVD”) Thin Film Applications.  The Company is focused on specific markets within the PVD industry (Photonics, Thin Film Solar, Glass, Thin Film Battery and Transparent Electronics).  Substantially all of the Company’s revenues are generated from customers with multi-national operations.  Through partnerships with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers the Company develops innovative customized solutions enabling commercial success.

 

Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U. S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for fair presentation of the results of operations for the periods presented have been included. The financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2013. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles 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.

 

Note 3. Common Stock and Stock Options

 

Stock Based Compensation - Compensation cost for all stock awards is based on the grant date fair value and recognized over the required service (vesting) period. Non cash stock based compensation expense was $41,763 and $34,296 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Non cash stock based compensation expense was $85,236 and $69,731 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Unrecognized compensation expense was $512,862 as of June 30, 2014 and will be recognized through 2017. There was no tax benefit recorded for this compensation cost as the expense primarily relates to incentive stock options that do not qualify for a tax deduction until, and only if, a qualifying disposition occurs.

 

The non-employee board members received compensation of 10,500 and 12,000 aggregate shares of common stock of the Company during the six months ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively. The stock had an aggregate value of $11,970 and $19,140 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and was recorded as non cash stock compensation expense in the financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 3. Common Stock and Stock Options (continued)

 

The cumulative status of options granted and outstanding at June 30, 2014, and December 31, 2013, as well as options which became exercisable in connection with the Company’s stock option plans is summarized as follows:

 

Employee Stock Options            
          Weighted  
          Average  
    Stock Options     Exercise Price  
             
Outstanding at January 1, 2013     592,250     $ 5.23  
Expired     (250 )     1.00  
Forfeited     (105,500 )     5.37  
Outstanding at December 31, 2013     486,500     $ 5.20  
Expired     (55,000 )     2.78  
Outstanding at June 30, 2014     431,500     $ 5.51  
Options exercisable at December 31, 2013     304,250     $ 4.73  
Options exercisable at June 30, 2014     285,700     $ 5.26  

 

Non-Employee Director Stock Options            
          Weighted  
          Average  
    Stock Options     Exercise Price  
             
Outstanding at January 1, 2013     250,000     $ 3.87  
Expired     (30,000 )     1.00  
Outstanding at December 31, 2013     220,000     $ 4.26  
Expired     (120,000 )     5.15  
Outstanding at June 30, 2014     100,000     $ 3.20  
Options exercisable at December 31, 2013     220,000     $ 4.26  
Options exercisable at June 30, 2014     100,000     $ 3.20  

 

Exercise prices for options ranged from $2.40 to $6.00 at June 30, 2014. The weighted average option price for all options outstanding was $5.08 with a weighted average remaining contractual life of 3.5 years.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 4. Preferred Stock

 

The Board of Directors voted not to authorize the payment of a cash dividend on convertible preferred stock, Series B, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2013. Dividends on the Series B preferred stock accrue at 10% annually on the outstanding shares. Accrued dividends on the Series B preferred stock were $6,038 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and $12,076 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. The Company had accrued dividends on Series B preferred stock of $205,292 at June 30, 2014, and $193,216 at December 31, 2013. These amounts are included in Convertible preferred stock, Series B on the balance sheet at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

 

Note 5. Inventories

 

Inventories consisted of the following:   June 30,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
    (unaudited)        
Raw materials   $ 587,514     $ 1,174,945  
Work-in-process     409,189       532,044  
Finished goods     149,809       137,614  
Inventory reserve     (176,863 )     (134,863 )
    $ 969,649     $ 1,709,740  

 

Note 6. Earnings Per Share

 

Basic income (loss) per share is calculated as income (loss) applicable to common shareholders divided by the weighted average of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share is calculated as diluted income applicable to common shareholders divided by the diluted weighted average number of common shares. Diluted weighted average number of common shares gives effect to all dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method and convertible preferred stock using the if-converted method. Diluted earnings per share exclude all diluted potential shares if their effect is anti-dilutive. For the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, all convertible preferred stock and common stock options listed in Note 3 were excluded from diluted earnings per share due to being out-of-the-money or anti-dilutive. The following is provided to reconcile the earnings per share calculations:

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
                         
Income (loss) applicable to common shares   $ 44,496     $ (63,602 )   $ 65,730     $ (331,196 )
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic     3,861,222       3,835,997       3,858,575       3,832,964  
                                 
Effect of dilution     -       -       -       -  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted     3,861,222       3,835,997       3,858,575       3,832,964  

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 7. Notes Payable

 

On August 8, 2013, the Company issued a Promissory Note (the “Note”) in the amount of $128,257 to The Huntington National Bank, as Lender, with a maturity date of August 5, 2016. This Note replaced an existing promissory note to The Huntington National Bank.

 

The Note is collateralized by a blanket lien on all of the Company’s assets including, without limitation, inventory, equipment and accounts receivable. Among other items, the Note provides for the following:

 

- Interest subject to change from time to time based on changes in LIBOR. The interest rate applied to the unpaid principal balance is at a rate of 4 percentage points over LIBOR. Under no circumstance will the interest rate be less than 5% per annum or more than the maximum rate allowed by applicable law.

 

- Monthly payments of approximately $3,800, including interest, beginning in September 2013.

 

The interest rate on the Note was 5% at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013. As of June 30, 2014 there was an outstanding balance of $94,667 on this Note. The Company expects to maintain compliance with all covenants of this Note through at least June 30, 2015.

 

During 2010, the Company applied and was approved for a 166 Direct Loan to borrow up to $744,250 with the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), now known as the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). This loan was finalized in February 2011. The term of the loan is 84 months at a fixed interest rate of 3%. There is also a 0.25% annual servicing fee charged monthly on the outstanding principal balance. On August 13, 2013, ODSA and the Company agreed to a modification to the payment schedule. Interest and servicing payments of $1,656 were paid monthly from August 2013 through January 2014. Beginning in February 2014, monthly payments of approximately $10,500, including principal, interest and servicing fee are due through October 2018. A final payment of approximately $71,900 is due November 2018. The loan is collateralized by the related project equipment. As of June 30, 2014 there was an outstanding balance of $567,184 on this loan. This loan is also subject to certain covenants, including job creation and retention. On July 21, 2014, the Company and ODSA signed a second amendment relating to the job creation and retention. The Company expects to maintain compliance with all covenants of this loan through at least June 30, 2015.

 

During 2010, the Company also applied and was approved for a 166 Direct Loan through the Advanced Energy Program with the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) to borrow up to approximately $1.4 million (this maximum commitment by the OAQDA was subsequently reduced to $368,906 on March 20, 2012). On December 20, 2013, OAQDA and the Company signed a Fourth Amendment to the Loan Documents and agreed to a modification to the payment schedule. Interest and servicing payments of $2,121 were payable quarterly from October 2013 through March 2014. Beginning in June 2014, quarterly payments of approximately $17,300, including principal, interest at 3% and servicing fees are due through December 2017. A final payment of approximately $50,400 is due February 2018. This loan is also subject to certain covenants, including job creation. Included in the above amendment is a waiver for the job creation commitment, due to market conditions, for the duration of the term of the Loan Agreement. The Company expects to maintain compliance with all covenants of this loan at least through June 30, 2015. The loan is collateralized by the related project equipment. As of June 30, 2014 there was an outstanding balance of $268,053 on this loan.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 7. Notes Payable (continued)

 

An Intercreditor Agreement exists as part of the above mentioned loans with agencies of the State of Ohio. The OAQDA and ODSA agree to shared lien and security interest through mutual covenants. These covenants include, but are not limited to, the creation of an agreed upon number of jobs, filing of quarterly and annual reports and various financial covenants. The Company expects to maintain compliance with all covenants of these loans through at least June 30, 2015.

 

During 2006, the Company was approved for a 166 Direct Loan from the Ohio Department of Development, now known as the ODSA, in the amount of $400,000. These funds were received in July of 2008 and were used for the purchase of production equipment and to reduce the Company’s capital lease obligations on certain equipment. The term of the loan is 84 months at a fixed interest rate of 3%. There is also a 0.25% annual servicing fee to be charged monthly on the outstanding principal balance. On August 8, 2013, ODSA and the Company agreed to a modification to the payment schedule. Interest and servicing payments of approximately $400 were paid monthly from August 2013 through January 2014. Beginning in February 2014, monthly payments of approximately $6,100, including principal, interest and servicing fee are payable through July 2015. A final payment of approximately $42,200 is due August 2015. The loan is collateralized by the related project equipment. As of June 30, 2014 the loan had a balance of $118,416. This loan is also subject to certain covenants, including job creation and retention. The Company expects to maintain compliance with all covenants of this loan through at least June 30, 2015.

 

Note 8. Income Taxes

 

Following is the income tax (expense) benefit for the three and six months ended June 30:

 

    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
Federal - deferred   $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
State and local     (1,037 )     38       (1,619 )     -  
    $ (1,037 )   $ 38     $ (1,619 )   $ -  

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities result from temporary differences in the recognition of income and expense for tax and financial reporting purposes. A full valuation allowance has been recorded against the realizability of the net deferred tax assets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013.   The Company has net operating loss carryforwards available for federal and state tax purposes of approximately $3,900,000 which expire in varying amounts through 2032.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 9. Liquidity

 

Management has forecasted revenues and related costs as well as investing plans and financing needs to determine liquidity to meet cash flow requirements and believes the Company will have sufficient liquidity at least through June 30, 2015.  This forecast was based on current cash levels and debt obligations, and the best estimates of revenues primarily from existing customers and gave consideration to the continued and possible increased levels of uncertainty in demand in the markets in which the Company operates.  The Company’s ability to maintain current operations is dependent upon its ability to achieve these forecasted results, which the Company believes will occur. 

 

The Company entered into new capital lease agreements of approximately $396,000 during the first half of 2014 to support increasing sales to its core customers. At this time the Company does not have nor need any other available sources of additional external funding. 

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the Financial Statements and Notes contained herein and with those in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

 

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q include certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those statements include, but may not be limited to, all statements regarding our intent, belief, and expectations, such as statements concerning our future profitability and operating and growth strategy. Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in other statements we make involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and other factors detailed from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. One or more of these factors have affected, and in the future could affect our business and financial condition and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections. Although we believe the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any of the forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that our objectives and plans will be achieved.

 

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made or reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, unless necessary to prevent such statements from becoming misleading. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (“SCI”, “we” or the “Company”), formerly Superconductive Components, Inc., an Ohio corporation, was incorporated in 1987.  We operate in one segment as a global supplier and manufacturer of advanced materials for Physical Vapor Deposition (“PVD”) Thin Film Applications.  We are focused on specific markets within the PVD industry (Photonics, Thin Film Solar, Glass, Thin Film Battery and Transparent Electronics).  Substantially all of our revenues were generated from customers with multi-national operations.  We have made considerable resource investment in the Thin Film Solar industry and a few customers have adopted our products.  Thin Film Battery is a developing market where manufacturers of batteries use our products to produce very small power supplies with small quantities of stored energy. Through partnerships with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers the Company develops innovative customized solutions enabling commercial success.

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Executive Summary

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, we had total revenue of $3,098,376. This was an increase of $1,305,601, or 72.8%, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, we had total revenue of $5,690,876. This was an increase of $2,464,499, or 76.4%, compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. Revenue increased primarily due to increased volume from customer demand from our photonics customers.

 

Gross profit was $580,470 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $398,191 for the same three months in 2013. This was an increase of $182,279, or 45.8%. Gross profit was $1,167,243 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $571,790 for the first six months of 2013. This was an increase of $595,453, or 104.1%. The increase in gross profit was related to the increase in revenue.

 

Operating expenses were $511,802 and $436,822 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. This was an increase of $74,980, or 17.2%. The second quarter of 2014 included increased travel and noncash stock based compensation expense and an increase of the allowance for doubtful accounts of $10,000 which adjusted bad debt expense. The second quarter of 2013 included a reduction of the allowance for doubtful accounts of approximately $27,000 which adjusted bad debt expense.

 

Operating expenses were $1,054,239 and $901,476 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. This was an increase of $152,763, or 16.9%. This increase was primarily related to higher travel and non stock based compensation expense, research and development expense, and the adjustments to bad debt expense previously mentioned. We continue to invest in developing new products for all of our markets including transparent conductive oxide systems for applications in the thin film solar and glass markets. We also have ongoing development efforts with our thin film battery materials and transparent electronic products. These efforts include accelerating time to market for those products and involve internally financed research and development expense.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, we had net income after income taxes of $50,534 compared to a net loss of $57,564 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. We had income applicable to common shares of $44,496 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to a loss of $63,602 for the same period in 2013.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, we had net income after income taxes of $77,806 compared to a net loss of $319,120 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. We had income applicable to common shares of $65,730 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to a loss of $331,196 for the same period in 2013.

 

Several new customers are currently conducting extensive product testing and qualification activities. We are optimistic this will result in increased orders during the second half of 2014. Backlog was $2.2 million at June 30, 2014 compared to $2.4 million on the same date a year ago and $3.7 million at March 31, 2014. Our expanded marketing initiatives, which include close contact with customers plus participation in domestic and international trade shows, remains focused on long-term global growth opportunities.

 

We entered into new capital lease agreements of approximately $396,000 during the first half of 2014 to support increasing sales to our core customers.

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three and six months ended June 30, 2014 (unaudited) compared to three and six months ended June 30, 2013 (unaudited):

 

Revenue

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, we had total revenue of $3,098,376. This was an increase of $1,305,601, or 72.8%, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2013. Revenue increased primarily due to increased volume from demand from our core customers.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, we had total revenue of $5,690,876. This was an increase of $2,464,499, or 76.4%, compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. Revenue increased due to increased volume from demand from our photonics customers. During the first half of 2013 a customer experienced a periodic inventory adjustment which reduced revenue. This customer made up approximately 41% of our revenue in the first six months of 2014 compared to 23% during the first six months of 2013. Contract revenue was $0 and $90,170 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. We do not anticipate any contract revenue during 2014 as all grant work was completed in 2013. We do not rely on contract revenue as a main part of our business and do not believe that this reduction will have an adverse effect on our business.

 

Revenue from product sales is recognized upon shipment to customers. Provisions for discounts and rework costs for returns are established when products are shipped based on historical experience. Customer deposits represent cash received in advance of revenue earned.

 

Revenue from contract research provided for third parties is recognized on the percentage of completion method. Contract research revenue is recognized during the period qualifying expenses are incurred for the research that is performed as set forth under the terms of the grant award agreements.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit was $580,470 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $398,191 for the same three months in 2013. This was an increase of $182,279, or 45.8%. The increase in gross profit was attributed to higher revenue and product mix. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue (gross margin) was 18.7% for the second quarter of 2014 compared to 22.2% for the same period in 2013. The lower gross margin was attributed to an increase in volume of a high priced, low margin raw material used to manufacture products.

 

Gross profit was $1,167,243 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $571,790 for the same six months in 2013. This was an increase of $595,453 or 104.1%. The increase in gross profit was attributed to higher revenue and product mix. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue was 20.5% for the first six months of 2014 compared to 17.7% for the same period in 2013. This increase was attributed to the higher gross profit and product mix.

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

General and Administrative Expense

 

General and administrative expense for the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased 25.3% to $300,151 from $239,623 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The second quarter of 2014 included higher compensation and non cash stock based compensation expense of approximately $17,000 and an increase of the allowance for doubtful accounts of $10,000 which adjusted bad debt expense. The second quarter of 2013 included a reduction of the allowance for doubtful accounts which adjusted bad debt expense by approximately $27,000.

 

General and administrative expense for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased to $632,742 from $534,833 for the six months ended June 30, 2013, or 18.3%. The first six months of 2014 included higher professional fees of approximately $19,000, higher compensation and non cash stock based compensation expense of approximately $17,000 each, and the aforementioned changes in the allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

Professional Fees

 

Included in general and administrative expense was $42,603 and $43,621 for professional fees for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $130,365 and $110,983 for professional fees for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. These continued expenses are primarily related to SEC compliance costs for legal, accounting and stockholder relations fees.

 

Research and Development Expense

 

Research and development expense for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $72,202 compared to $78,083 for the same period in 2013, a decrease of 7.5%. The decrease was primarily due to lower compensation expense.

 

Research and development expense for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $157,808 compared to $142,203 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 11.0%. Expense was higher during the first half of 2014 as all research grant work was completed during 2013. As they related to contract research revenue certain research and development expenses were included in cost of revenue in 2013. A portion of the increase was offset by lower compensation expense.

 

Marketing and Sales Expense

 

Marketing and sales expense for the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased 17.1% to $139,449 from $119,116 for the same period in 2013. The increase was due to higher travel and non cash stock based compensation expense of approximately $17,000.

 

Marketing and sales expense for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased 17.5% to $263,689 from $224,440 for the same period in 2013. This increase was related to higher compensation, travel and non stock based compensation expense.

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Stock Compensation Expense

 

Included in operating expenses were non cash stock based compensation costs of $41,763 and $34,296 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $85,236 and $69,731 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Compensation cost for all stock-based awards is based on the grant date fair value and recognized over the required service (vesting) period . Unrecognized non cash stock based compensation expense related to operating expense was $512,862 as of June 30, 2014 and will be recognized through 2017.

 

Interest

 

Interest was $17,346 and $18,659 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively and $33,324 and $39,122 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The decrease was due to continued payments reducing principal balances.

 

Income/Loss Applicable to Common Shares

 

Income applicable to common shares was $44,496 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to a loss applicable to common shares of $63,602 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Income applicable to common shares was $65,730 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to a loss of $331,196 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The higher gross profit in 2014 primarily contributed to the income applicable to common shares.

 

Common Shares

 

The following schedule represents our outstanding common stock during the period of 2014 through 2019 assuming all outstanding stock options are exercised during the year of expiration. Based on outstanding shares at June 30, 2014, if each shareholder exercises his or her options, it would increase our common shares by 531,500 to 4,394,898 by December 31, 2019. Assuming all such options are exercised in the year of expiration, the effect on shares outstanding is illustrated as follows:

 

    Options
due to
expire
    Potential
shares
outstanding
    Weighted
average
exercise
price
 
2014     -       3,863,398       -  
2015     130,000       3,993,398     $ 3.02  
2016     31,000       4,024,398     $ 3.25  
2017     -       4,024,398       -  
2018     6,000       4,030,398     $ 3.10  
2019     364,500       4,394,898     $ 6.00  

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash

 

As of June 30, 2014 cash on hand was $944,425. Cash on-hand was $622,727 at December 31, 2013 and $342,911 at June 30, 2013. We believe, based on forecasted sales and expenses that cash flow from operations will be adequate to sustain operations at least through June 30, 2015.

 

Working Capital

 

At June 30, 2014 working capital was $1,069,845 compared to $917,900 at December 31, 2013, an increase of $151,945 or 16.6%. As discussed below cash increased approximately $322,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2014. Accounts receivable decreased approximately $18,000. Inventories decreased approximately $740,000 and customer deposits decreased approximately $633,000 due to orders shipped during the first six months of 2014. Prepaid expenses increased approximately $23,000 and accounts payable decreased approximately $35,000. Current capital lease obligations increased approximately $61,000 due to new lease obligations incurred.

 

Cash from Operations

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was approximately $512,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Net cash used in operating activities was approximately $37,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. In addition to the changes in various current assets and liabilities mentioned above, non-cash expenses for depreciation, accretion and amortization decreased to approximately $277,000 during the first six months of 2014 from $303,000 during 2013, a decrease of 8.6%. Included in expenses were non cash stock based compensation costs of approximately $85,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and $70,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. There was a gain on sale of equipment during the first half of 2013 of approximately $50,000.

 

Cash from Investing Activities

 

Cash of approximately $18,000 was used for investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2014. Cash of approximately $35,000 was provided by investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2013. The amounts invested were used to purchase equipment and machinery for increased production capacity and new product lines. Proceeds on sale of equipment were approximately $50,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

 

Cash from Financing Activities

 

Cash of approximately $172,000 and $285,000 was used in financing activities for principal payments to third parties for capital lease obligations and notes payable during the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. We expect principal payments to increase in the second half of 2014 due to new capital lease obligations incurred and resumption of principal payments to the OAQDA and ODSA. We incurred new capital lease obligations of approximately $396,000 and $86,000 for new production equipment during the first half of 2014 and 2013, respectively. The need for the additional equipment in 2014 was to support increasing sales in our core photonics market.

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Debt Outstanding

 

Total debt outstanding increased during the first six months of 2014 from approximately $1,393,000 to approximately $1,617,000, or 16.1%, as a result of the new capital lease obligations. We paid cash of approximately $172,000 towards principal amounts of capital lease obligations and notes payable during the first half of 2014.

 

Liquidity

 

We have forecasted revenues and related costs as well as investing plans and financing needs to determine liquidity to meet cash flow requirements and believe we will have sufficient liquidity at least through June 30, 2015.  This forecast was based on current cash levels and debt obligations, and the best estimates of revenues primarily from existing customers and gave consideration to the continued and possible increased levels of uncertainty in demand in the markets in which we operate.  Our ability to maintain current operations is dependent upon our ability to achieve these forecasted results, which we believe will occur. 

 

We obtained new capital lease obligations of approximately $396,000 during the first half of 2014 to support increasing sales to our core customers. At this time we do not have nor do we need any other available sources of additional external funding. 

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off balance sheet arrangements including special purpose entities.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make judgments, assumptions and estimates that affect the amounts reported in the Financial Statements and accompanying notes . Note 2 to the Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 describes the significant accounting policies and methods used in the preparation of the Financial Statements. Estimates are used for, but not limited to, accounting for the allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory allowances, property and equipment depreciable lives, patents and licenses useful lives, revenue recognition, tax valuation allowance, stock based compensation and assessing changes in which impairment of certain long-lived assets may occur. Actual results could differ from these estimates. The following critical accounting policies are impacted significantly by judgments, assumptions and estimates used in the preparation of the Financial Statements. The allowance for doubtful accounts is based on our assessment of the collectability of specific customer accounts and the aging of the accounts receivable. If there is a deterioration of a major customer’s credit worthiness or actual defaults are higher than our historical experience, our estimates of the recoverability of amounts due us could be adversely affected. Inventory purchases and commitments are based upon future demand forecasts. If there is a sudden and significant decrease in demand for our products or there is a higher risk of inventory obsolescence because of rapidly changing technology and customer requirements, we may be required to increase our inventory allowances and our gross margin could be adversely affected. Depreciable and useful lives estimated for property and equipment, licenses and patents are based on initial expectations of the period of time these assets and intangibles will benefit us. Changes in circumstances related to a change in our business, change in technology or other factors could result in these assets becoming impaired, which could adversely affect the value of these assets.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives and management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Due to a segregation of duties material weakness described below, and based on this evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that as of June 30, 2014, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective, at the reasonable assurance level, in recording, processing, summarizing and reporting, on a timely basis, information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act and in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, as appropriate to allow timely discussions regarding required disclosure. Until we are able to hire additional employees, we will continue to report to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors at least monthly (and more often as necessary). We believe this will continue to mitigate this weakness. This reporting includes balance sheets, statements of operations, statements of cash flows, and other detail supporting these statements. Accordingly, we believe that the financial statements included in this report fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition, results of operation, changes in shareholder’s equity and cash flows for all periods presented.

 

Inherent Limitations over Internal Controls

 

Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Our internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that: (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors; and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our internal controls will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of internal controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected. Also, any evaluation of the effectiveness of controls in future periods is subject to the risk that those internal controls may become inadequate because of changes in business conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures (continued)

 

Management previously disclosed a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting in its annual report on Form 10-K, filed on March 4, 2014 for the year ended December 31, 2013, relating to insufficient segregation of duties consistent with control objectives. Management is aware of the risks associated with the lack of segregation of duties due to the small number of employees currently working with general administrative and financial matters. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions shall be performed by separate individuals. In order to remediate this weakness, we will need to hire additional employees. Although we will periodically reevaluate this situation, at this point we consider that the risks associated with such lack of segregation of duties and the potential benefits of adding employees to segregate such duties are not cost justified. Until we are able to hire additional employees, we will continue to report to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors at least monthly (and more often as necessary). We believe this will continue to mitigate this weakness. This reporting includes balance sheets, statements of operations, statements of cash flows, and other detail supporting these statements.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting for the three months ended June 30, 2014 that materially affected or were reasonably likely to materially affect our disclosure controls and procedures. Additionally, there were no changes in our internal controls that could materially affect our disclosure controls and procedures subsequent to the date of their evaluation.

 

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Part II. Other Information

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

  3.1 Certificate of Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Superconductive Components, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3(a) to the Company’s initial Form 10-SB, filed on September 28, 2000)
     
  3.2 Restated Code of Regulations of Superconductive Components, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3(b) to the Company’s initial Form 10-SB, filed on September 28, 2000)
     
  3.3 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation recording the change of the corporate name to SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB filed November 7, 2007).
     
  4.1 SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. 2011 Stock Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 10, 2011, filed April 28, 2011).
     
  4.2 Superconductive Components, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 9, 2006, filed May 1, 2006).
     
  4.3 Description of the Material Terms of the Stock Option Grant and Cash Bonus Plan for Executive Officers (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated June 19, 2006, filed June 23, 2006)
     
  4.4 Form of Incentive Stock Option Agreement under the Superconductive Components, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 19, 2006, filed June 23, 2006).
     
  4.5 Form of Non-Statutory Stock Option Agreement under the Superconductive Components, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 19, 2006, filed June 23, 2006).
     
  4.6 Description of the Material Terms of the Stock Option Grant for Executive Officers and Board of Directors (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 2, 2009, filed January 6, 2009).
     
  4.7 Fourth Amended and Restated 1995 Stock Option Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(a) to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 (Registration No. 333-97583), filed on August 2, 2002)
     
  4.8 Form of Non-Statutory Stock Option Agreement Under the Superconductive Components, Inc. Fourth Amended and Restated 1995 Stock Option Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 22, 2005)

 

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Item 6. Exhibits (continued)

 

  10.1 Description of amendment to the Loan Agreement between the Company and The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed March 26, 2012).
     
  10.2 Description of amendment to the Loan Agreement between the Company and the Ohio Department of Development (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed April 9, 2012).
     
  10.3 Description of amendment to the Loan Agreement between the Company and The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed July 10, 2012).
     
  10.4 Description of amendment to the Loan Agreement between the Company and The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed October 19, 2012).
     
  10.5 Description of amendment to the Loan Agreement between the Company and the Ohio Development Services Agency, formerly known as the Ohio Department of Development (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated March 19, 2013).
     
  10.6 Description of modification to payment schedules between the Company and the Ohio Development Services Agency, formerly known as the Ohio Department of Development and Description of Business Loan Agreement between the Company and The Huntington National Bank dated as of October 8, 2013 (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated August 12, 2013).
     
  10.7 Description of amendment to Loan Documents between the Company and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority dated as of December 20, 2013 (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated December 26, 2013).
     
  10.8 Notice of reschedule of Shareholder’s Meeting to July 10, 2014 (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated June 12, 2014).
     
  10.9 Description of amendment to the Loan Agreement between the Company and the Ohio Development Services Agency, formerly known as the Ohio Department of Development (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated July 24, 2014).
     
  10.10 Announcement of appointment of Emily Lu to Board of Directors (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated July 28, 2014).
     
  22.1 Description of matters submitted to vote of security holders (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated July 10, 2014).
     
  31.1 Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of Principal Executive Officer.*
     
  31.2 Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of Principal Financial Officer.*
     
  32.1 Section 1350 Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Certification of Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer.*

 

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Item 6. Exhibits (continued)

 

  99.1 Press Release dated July 31, 2014, entitled “SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results.”
     
  101 The Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (ii) Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, (iii) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, (iv) Notes to Financial Statements.

 

* Filed with this report

 

Signatures

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.

 

Date: July 31, 2014 /s/ Daniel Rooney
  Daniel Rooney, Chairman of the Board of
Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)

 

  /s/ Gerald S. Blaskie
  Gerald S. Blaskie, Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial Officer and Principal
Accounting Officer)

 

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Exhibit 31.1

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Daniel Rooney, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) for the registrant and have:

 

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: July 31, 2014 /s/ Daniel Rooney
  Daniel Rooney
  Chairman of the Board of Directors,
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Gerald S. Blaskie, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) for the registrant and have:

 

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: July 31, 2014 /s/ Gerald S. Blaskie
  Gerald S. Blaskie
  Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2014 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Daniel Rooney, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)         The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)         The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

  /s/ Daniel Rooney
  Daniel Rooney
  Chairman of the Board of Directors,
  President and Chief Executive Officer of
  SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.
  (Principal Executive Officer)
  July 31, 2014

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2014 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Gerald S. Blaskie, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)         The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)         The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

  /s/ Gerald S. Blaskie
  Gerald S. Blaskie
  Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
  SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
  July 31, 2014