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NVE CORP /NEW/ SEC Filing Form 10-Q Quartely report 4/2016, submited: 2016-10-19

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Form 10-Q

The SEC form 10-Q is a comprehensive report of a company's performance that must be submitted quarterly by all public companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the 10-Q, firms are required to disclose relevant information regarding their financial position. The form must be submitted on time, and the information should be available to all interested parties.

The 10-Q is due 35 days (it used to be 45 days) after each of the first three fiscal quarters. There is no filing after the fourth quarter because that is when the 10-K is filed.

10-Q 1 NVE_Q2_FY2017_10Q.htm QUARTERLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 DRAFT / CONFIDENTIAL

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   September 30, 2016

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: 000-12196



NVE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
Minnesota   41-1424202
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota   55344
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
 
 (952) 829-9217 
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


     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.
[X] Yes  [   ] 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).
[X] Yes  [   ] 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.
           Large accelerated filer [   ] Accelerated filer [X]
           Non-accelerated filer [   ]  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)      Smaller reporting company [   ]

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

     Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value – 4,836,010 shares outstanding as of October 14, 2016


 
NVE CORPORATION
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

     Item 1. Financial Statements

          Balance Sheets

          Statements of Income for the Quarters Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

          Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Quarters Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

          Statements of Income for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

          Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

          Statements of Cash Flows

          Notes to Financial Statements

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

     Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     Item 4. Controls and Procedures

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

     Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     Item 1A. Risk Factors

     Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

     Item 6. Exhibits

SIGNATURES


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PART I–FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item 1. Financial Statements.
NVE CORPORATION
BALANCE SHEETS

 
(Unaudited)
September 30, 2016
March 31, 2016*
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 5,690,673 $ 7,534,593
Marketable securities, short-term
22,318,903 19,697,384
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for uncollectible accounts of $15,000
3,368,170 2,244,086
Inventories
2,908,881 3,205,233
Prepaid expenses and other assets
697,788   734,524  
Total current assets 34,984,415   33,415,820  
Fixed assets
Machinery and equipment 
8,973,375 8,840,033
Leasehold improvements
1,559,719   1,539,965  
  10,533,094 10,379,998
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization 
9,080,831   8,688,285  
Net fixed assets 1,452,263 1,691,713
Long-term deferred tax assets 123,410 51,188
Marketable securities, long-term 60,777,962   65,695,335  
Total assets $ 97,338,050   $ 100,854,056  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$ 310,030 $ 317,990
Accrued payroll and other
563,960 556,674
Deferred revenue
383,877   714,805  
Total current liabilities 1,257,867 1,589,469
 
Shareholders’ equity
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 6,000,000 shares authorized;
4,836,010 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2016
and 4,835,010 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2016
48,360 48,350
Additional paid-in capital
19,268,752 19,205,682
Accumulated other comprehensive income
436,153 451,359
Retained earnings
76,326,918   79,559,196  
Total shareholders’ equity 96,080,183   99,264,587  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 97,338,050   $ 100,854,056  

*The March 31, 2016 Balance Sheet is derived from the audited financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.

See accompanying notes.


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NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited
)

Quarter Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
Revenue
Product sales
$ 6,814,384   $ 6,436,672  
Contract research and development
488,155     843,085  
Total revenue 7,302,539     7,279,757  
Cost of sales 1,740,814
    1,644,514  
Gross profit 5,561,725     5,635,243  
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
343,688     524,631
Research and development
768,188     628,962  
Total expenses 1,111,876     1,153,593  
Income from operations 4,449,849     4,481,650
Interest income 430,983     468,531  
Income before taxes 4,880,832     4,950,181
Provision for income taxes 1,575,635     1,639,386  
Net income $ 3,305,197     $ 3,310,795  
Net income per share – basic $ 0.68     $ 0.68  
Net income per share – diluted $ 0.68     $ 0.68  
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 1.00     $ 1.00  
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic
4,835,564     4,855,398
Diluted
4,837,819 4,858,133


STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
     (Unaudited)

Quarter Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
Net income $ 3,305,197 $ 3,310,795
Unrealized loss from marketable securities, net of tax   (240,809 ) (35,369 )
Comprehensive income $ 3,064,388   $ 3,275,426  
 
 
See accompanying notes.


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NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
Revenue
Product sales
$ 12,665,598   $ 14,172,537  
Contract research and development
1,344,713     1,428,139  
Total revenue 14,010,311     15,600,676  
Cost of sales 3,125,992
    3,638,442  
Gross profit 10,884,319     11,962,234  
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
733,603     1,009,395
Research and development
1,526,556     1,309,963  
Total expenses 2,260,159     2,319,358  
Income from operations 8,624,160     9,642,876
Interest income 868,717     954,329  
Income before taxes 9,492,877     10,597,205
Provision for income taxes 3,055,135     3,483,184  
Net income $ 6,437,742     $ 7,114,021  
Net income per share – basic $ 1.33     $ 1.46  
Net income per share – diluted $ 1.33     $ 1.46  
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 2.00     $ 2.00  
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic
4,835,289     4,858,557
Diluted
4,837,293 4,862,431


STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
     (Unaudited)
 
Six Months Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
Net income $ 6,437,742 $ 7,114,021  
Unrealized loss from marketable securities, net of tax   (15,206 ) (343,868 )
Comprehensive income $ 6,422,536 $ 6,770,153  
 

See accompanying notes.

 
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NVE CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 6,437,742 $ 7,114,021
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation
  392,546   414,634
Stock-based compensation
  22,000     21,160  
Excess tax deficiencies (benefits)
  1,369     (352,294 )
Deferred income taxes
(64,915 )   340,608  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(1,124,084 )   181,006  
Inventories
  296,352
    594,624
 
Prepaid expenses and other assets
  36,736     (60,410 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  (674 )   (412,767 )
Deferred revenue
  (330,928
)   -  
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,666,144   7,840,582
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchases of fixed assets (153,096 )   (146,505 )
Purchases of marketable securities   (6,928,028 )   266,240  
Proceeds from maturities and sales of marketable securities   9,200,000   6,250,000
Net cash provided by investing activities 2,118,876     6,369,735  
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from sale of common stock   42,449   292,909
Excess tax (deficiencies) benefits   (1,369 ) 352,294
Repurchase of common stock -   (1,851,290 )
Payment of dividends to shareholders (9,670,020 )   (9,725,174 )
Net cash used in financing activities (9,628,940
)   (10,931,261
)
 
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (1,843,920 ) 3,279,056  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 7,534,593   9,437,262  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 5,690,673   $ 12,716,318  
 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid during the period for income taxes
$ 3,045,000   $ 3,240,000  
 
 
See accompanying notes.


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NVE CORPORATION
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
     We develop and sell devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store, and transmit information.

NOTE 2. INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     The accompanying unaudited financial statements of NVE Corporation are prepared consistent with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. In the opinion of management, these financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal and recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial statements. Although we believe that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading, it is suggested that these unaudited financial statements be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes included in our latest annual financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. The results of operations for the quarter or six months ended September 30, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

NOTE 3. RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
     In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230), Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which will make eight targeted changes to how cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years, which will be fiscal 2019 for us. ASU 2016-15 requires retrospective adoption unless it is impracticable to apply, in which case it is to be applied prospectively as of the earliest practicable date. We do not expect adoption of ASU 2016-15 to have a significant impact on our financial statements.

     In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Statements. This ASU requires a financial asset (or a group of financial assets) measured at amortized cost basis to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. The allowance for credit losses is a valuation account that is deducted from the amortized cost basis of the financial asset(s) to present the net carrying value at the amount expected to be collected on the financial asset. The amendment is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years, which will be fiscal 2021 for us. We do not expect adoption of ASU 2016-13 to have a significant impact on our financial statements.

     Information regarding all other applicable recently issued accounting standards, on which our position have not changed since our latest annual financial statements, are contained in the financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2016.

NOTE 4. NET INCOME PER SHARE
     Net income per basic share is computed based on the weighted-average number of common shares issued and outstanding during each period. Net income per diluted share amounts assume exercise of all stock options. Stock options totaling 6,000 for the quarter and 14,000 for the six months ended September 30, 2016 and 4,000 for the quarter and six months ended September 30, 2015 were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because the exercise prices were greater than the market price of the common stock.

     The following tables show the components of diluted shares:
 
Quarter Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic 4,835,564 4,855,398
Dilutive effect of stock options 2,255 2,735
Shares used in computing net income per share – diluted   4,837,819 4,858,133
 
Six Months Ended Sept. 30
2016 2015
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic 4,835,289 4,858,557
Dilutive effect of stock options 2,004 3,874
Shares used in computing net income per share – diluted   4,837,293 4,862,431
 
 
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NOTE 5. MARKETABLE SECURITIES
     Marketable securities with remaining maturities less than one year are classified as short-term, and those with remaining maturities greater than one year are classified as long-term. The fair value of our marketable securities as of September 30, 2016, by maturity, were as follows:

Total <1 Year 1–3 Years 3–5 Years
$ 83,096,865 $ 22,318,903 $ 41,338,625 $ 19,439,337
 
     As of September 30 and March 31, 2016, our marketable securities were as follows:
 
As of September 30, 2016 As of March 31, 2016

Adjusted
Cost
Gross
Unrealized
Gains
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
Fair
Market
Value

Adjusted
Cost
Gross
Unrealized
Gains
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
Fair
Market
Value
Corporate bonds $ 81,087,271    $ 719,992    $ (34,699 )    $ 81,772,564    $ 83,339,487    $ 717,206    $ (10,824 )    $ 84,045,869
Municipal bonds   1,324,572 - (271 ) 1,324,301   1,344,328   2,522   -     1,346,850
Total $ 82,411,843 $ 719,992 $ (34,970 ) $ 83,096,865   $ 84,683,815   $ 719,728   $ (10,824 )   $ 85,392,719
 
     Five securities were in an unrealized loss position as of September 30, 2016. The following table shows the gross unrealized losses and fair value of our investments with unrealized losses, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities had been in a continuous unrealized loss position as of September 30 and March 31, 2016:
 
Less Than 12 Months 12 Months or Greater Total
Fair
Market
Value
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
Fair
Market
Value
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
Fair
Market
Value
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
As of September 30, 2016
  Corporate bonds $ 10,965,905   $ (34,699 )   $ -   $ -     $ 10,965,905   $ (34,699 )
  Municipal bonds   1,324,301   (271 )   -   -     1,324,301   (271 )
  Total $ 12,290,206   $ (34,970 )   $ -   $ -     $ 12,290,206   $ (34,970 )
As of March 31, 2016
  Corporate bonds $ 3,003,606   $ (6,703 )   $ 2,599,870   $ (4,121 ) $ 5,603,476   $ (10,824 )
  Municipal bonds   -   -     -   -     -   -  
  Total $ 3,003,606   $ (6,703 )   $ 2,599,870   $ (4,121 )   $ 5,603,476   $ (10,824 )
 
     Because we expect to recover the cost basis of investments held, we do not consider any of our marketable securities to be impaired as of September 30, 2016.
 

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NOTE 6. INVENTORIES
     Inventories consisted of the following:
 
Sept. 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Raw materials $ 639,275 $ 810,987
Work in process   1,808,909   1,653,800
Finished goods 460,697 740,446
Total inventories $ 2,908,881 $ 3,205,233
 
NOTE 7. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
      Stock-based compensation expense was $22,000 for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2017, and $21,160 for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2016. Stock-based compensation expenses for the quarters and six months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 were due to the issuance of automatic stock options to our non-employee directors on their reelection to our Board. We calculate the share-based compensation expense using the Black-Scholes standard option-pricing model.
 
NOTE 8. INCOME TAXES
     Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes.

     We had no unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2016, and we do not expect any significant unrecognized tax benefits within 12 months of the reporting date. We recognize interest and penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. As of September 30, 2016 we had no accrued interest related to uncertain tax positions. The tax years 1999 and 2013 through 2015 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which we are subject.

NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
     Generally accepted accounting principles establish a framework for measuring fair value, provide a definition of fair value and prescribe required disclosures about fair-value measurements. Generally accepted accounting principles define fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability. Fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined using assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. Generally accepted accounting principles utilize a valuation hierarchy for disclosure of fair value measurements. The categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The categories within the valuation hierarchy are described as follows:

     Level 1 – Financial instruments with quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Our Level 1 financial instruments consist of publicly-traded marketable corporate debt securities, which are classified as available-for-sale. On the balance sheets, these securities are included in “Marketable securities, short term” and “Marketable securities, long term.” The fair value of our Level 1 marketable securities was $81,772,564 as of September 30, 2016 and $84,045,869 as of March 31, 2016.

     Level 2 – Financial instruments with quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities. Level 2 fair value measurements are determined using either prices for similar instruments or inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable, such as interest rates. We had one Level 2 financial instrument, a municipal debt security, which is classified as available-for-sale. The fair value of the Level 2 marketable security was $1,324,301 as of September 30, 2016 and $1,346,850 as of March 31, 2016. The security was included in “Marketable securities, short term” on the September 30, 2016 balance sheet, and “Marketable securities, long term” on the March 31, 2016 balance sheet.

     Level 3 – Inputs to the fair value measurement are unobservable inputs or valuation techniques. We do not have any financial assets or liabilities being measured at fair value that are classified as Level 3 financial instruments.


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NOTE 10. STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM
     On January 21, 2009 we announced that our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $2,500,000 of our Common Stock, and on August 27, 2015 we announced that our Board authorized $5,000,000 of additional repurchases. We did not repurchase any of our Common Stock under the program during the quarter ended September 30, 2016. The remaining authorization was $4,540,806 as of September 30, 2016. The Repurchase Program may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

NOTE 11. DIVIDENDS
     On October 19, 2016 we announced that our Board had declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.00 per share of Common Stock to be paid November 30, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business October 31, 2016.
 
 
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Forward-looking statements

     Some of the statements made in this Report or in the documents incorporated by reference in this Report and in other materials filed or to be filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as well as information included in verbal or written statements made by us constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the reform act. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the terminology such as may, will, expect, anticipate, intend, believe, estimate, should, or continue, or the negatives of these terms or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. To the extent that this Report contains forward-looking statements regarding the financial condition, operating results, business prospects or any other aspect of NVE, you should be aware that our actual financial condition, operating results and business performance may differ materially from that projected or estimated by us in the forward-looking statements. We have attempted to identify, in context, some of the factors that we currently believe may cause actual future experience and results to differ from their current expectations. These differences may be caused by a variety of factors, including but not limited to our reliance on several large customers for a significant percentage of revenue, uncertainties related to the economic environments in the industries we serve, uncertainties related to future contract research and development revenue, uncertainties related to future stock repurchases and dividend payments, and other specific risks that may be alluded to in this Report or in the documents incorporated by reference in this Report.

     Further information regarding our risks and uncertainties are contained in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2016.

General
     NVE Corporation, referred to as NVE, we, us, or our, develops and sells devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. We manufacture high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. We have also licensed our spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

Critical accounting policies
     A description of our critical accounting policies is provided in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2016. As of September 30, 2016 our critical accounting policies and estimates continued to include investment valuation, inventory valuation, and deferred tax assets estimation.


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Quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to quarter ended September 30, 2015

     The table shown below summarizes the percentage of revenue and quarter-to-quarter changes for various items:

Percentage of Revenue
Quarter Ended Sept. 30
Quarter-
to-Quarter
Change
2016 2015
Revenue
Product sales
93.3 % 88.4 % 5.9 %
Contract research and development
6.7 % 11.6 % (42.1 )%
Total revenue 100.0 % 100.0 % 0.3 %
Cost of sales 23.8 % 22.6 % 5.9 %
Gross profit 76.2 % 77.4 % (1.3 )%
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
4.7 % 7.2 % (34.5 )%
Research and development
10.6 % 8.6 % 22.1 %
Total expenses 15.3 % 15.8 % (3.6 )%
Income from operations 60.9 % 61.6 % (0.7 )%
Interest and other income 5.9 % 6.4 % (8.0 )%
Income before taxes 66.8 % 68.0 % (1.4 )%
Provision for income taxes 21.5 % 22.5 % (3.9 )%
Net income 45.3 % 45.5 % (0.2 )%
 
     Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 (the second quarter of fiscal 2017) increased 0.3% compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2015 (the second quarter of fiscal 2016). The increase was due to a 6% increase in product sales, partially offset by a 42% decrease in contract research and development revenue.

     The increase in product sales from the prior-year quarter was due to new customers. The decrease in contract research and development revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was due to the completion of certain contracts.

     Gross profit margin decreased to 76% of revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to 77% for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, due to decreased gross profit margins on product sales with a less profitable product sales mix.

     Total expenses decreased 4% for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2016, due to a 34% decrease in selling, general, and administrative expense, partially offset by an 22% increase in research and development expense. The decrease in selling, general, and administrative expense was primarily due to decreased sales commissions. The increase in research and development expense was due to an increase in new product development activities.

     Interest income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 decreased 8% due to a decrease in the average interest rates on our marketable securities.

     The provision for income taxes was $1,575,635 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to $1,639,386 for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. The effective tax rate was 32% of income before taxes for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to 33% for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

     The 0.2% decrease in net income in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to the prior-year quarter was primarily due to decreases in contract research and development revenue, gross profit margin, and interest income, partially offset by increased product sales, decreased total expenses, and a decrease in the provision for income taxes.


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Six months ended September 30, 2016 compared to six months ended September 30, 2015

     The table shown below summarizes the percentage of revenue and period-to-period changes for various items:

Percentage of Revenue
Six Months Ended Sept. 30
Period-
to-Period
Change
2016 2015
Revenue
Product sales
90.4 % 90.8 % (10.6 )%
Contract research and development
9.6 % 9.2 % (5.8 )%
Total revenue 100.0 % 100.0 % (10.2 )%
Cost of sales 22.3
% 23.3
% (14.1 )%
Gross profit 77.7
% 76.7
% (9.0 )%
Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative
5.2 % 6.5 % (27.3 )%
Research and development
10.9 % 8.4 % 16.5 %
Total expenses 16.1 % 14.9 % (2.6 )%
Income from operations 61.6 % 61.8 % (10.6 )%
Interest income 6.2 % 6.1 % (9.0 )%
Income before taxes 67.8 % 67.9 % (10.4 )%
Provision for income taxes 21.8 % 22.3 % (12.3 )%
Net income 46.0 % 45.6 % (9.5 )%
 
     Total revenue for the six months ended September 30, 2016 decreased 10% compared to the six months ended September 30, 2015. The decrease was due to an 11% decrease in product sales and a 6% decrease in contract research and development revenue.

     The decrease in product sales from the prior-year period was due to decreased purchase volume by existing customers. The decrease in contract research and development revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2017 was due to the completion of certain contracts.

     Gross profit margin increased to 78% of revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2017 compared to 77% for the first six months of fiscal 2016, due to increased gross profit margins on contact research and development revenue.

     Total expenses decreased 3% for the first six months of fiscal 2017 compared to the first six months of fiscal 2016, due to a 27% decrease in selling, general, and administrative expense, partially offset by an 17% increase in research and development expense. The decrease in selling, general, and administrative expense was primarily due to decreases in sales commissions. The increase in research and development expense was due to an increase in new product development activities.

     Interest income for the first six months of fiscal 2017 decreased 9% due to a decrease in marketable securities and a decrease in the average interest rates on those securities.

     The 10% decrease in net income in the first six months of fiscal 2017 compared to the prior-year quarter was primarily due to decreased total revenue and decreased interest income.
 
 
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Liquidity and capital resources

Overview
     Cash and cash equivalents were $5,690,673 as of September 30, 2016 compared to $7,534,593 as of March 31, 2016. The $1,843,920 decrease in cash and cash equivalents during the six months ended September 30, 2016 was due to $9,628,940 net cash used in financing activities, partially offset by $5,666,144 in net cash provided by operating activities and $2,118,876 net cash provided by investing activities. We currently believe our working capital and cash generated from operations will be adequate for our needs at least for the next 12 months.

Operating Activities
     Accounts receivable as of September 30, 2016 increased $1,124,084 compared to March 31, 2016, primarily due to the timing of sales to and payments from certain customers.

Investing Activities
     Net cash provided by investing activities in the first six months of fiscal 2017 was primarily due to marketable security maturities of $9,200,000, less marketable security purchases of $6,928,028.
 
Financing Activities
     Net cash used in financing activities in the first six months of fiscal 2017 was primarily due to $9,670,020 of cash dividends paid to shareholders. In addition to dividends paid in the first six months of fiscal 2017, on October 19, 2016 we announced that our Board had declared a cash quarterly dividend of an additional $1.00 per share of common stock, or $4,836,010 based on shares outstanding as of October 14, 2016, to be paid November 30, 2016. We plan to fund such dividends through cash provided by operating activities and proceeds from maturities of marketable securities. All future dividends will be subject to Board approval and subject to the company’s results of operations, cash and marketable security balances, estimates of future cash requirements, and other factors the Board may deem relevant. Furthermore, dividends may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.
 
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
     As discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, we are exposed to financial market risks, primarily marketable securities and, to a lesser extent, changes in currency exchange rates.
 
Marketable Securities
     The primary objective of our investment activities is to preserve principal while at the same time maximizing after-tax yields without significantly increasing risk. To achieve this objective, we maintain our portfolio of cash equivalents and marketable securities in securities including municipal obligations, corporate obligations, and money market funds. Short-term and long-term marketable securities are generally classified as available-for-sale and consequently are recorded on the balance sheet at fair value with unrealized gains or losses reported as a separate component of accumulated other comprehensive income or loss, net of estimated tax. Our marketable securities as of September 30, 2016 had remaining maturities between 17 days and 231 weeks. Marketable securities had a market value of $83,096,865 as of September 30, 2016, representing approximately 85% of our total assets. We have not used derivative financial instruments in our investment portfolio.
 
 
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Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures

     Management, with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has performed an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures that are defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) as of the end of the period covered by this Report. This evaluation included consideration of the controls, processes, and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on such evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of September 30, 2016, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

Changes in Internal Controls
     During the quarter ended September 30, 2016, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
PART II–OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
     In the ordinary course of business we may become involved in litigation. At this time we are not aware of any material pending or threatened legal proceedings or other proceedings contemplated by governmental authorities that we expect would have a material adverse impact on our future results of operation and financial condition.


Item 1A. Risk Factors.
     There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.


Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
     Not applicable.

 
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Item 6. Exhibits.

Exhibit #
Description
  31.1 Certification by Daniel A. Baker pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a).
 
  31.2 Certification by Curt A. Reynders pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a).
 
  32 Certification by Daniel A. Baker and Curt A. Reynders pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
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
 
 
 
 
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.

NVE CORPORATION
          (Registrant)

 
October 19, 2016
/s/ DANIEL A. BAKER 
Date
Daniel A. Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer

 
October 19, 2016
/s/ CURT A. REYNDERS 
Date
Curt A. Reynders
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
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