|ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2006|
REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Transition Period ---------- to --------------
A. Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:
B. Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:
Report of Independent Registered Certified Public Accounting Firm
Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits as of December 31, 2006 and 2005
Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits For the Year Ended December 31, 2006
Notes to Financial Statements
Schedule I - Schedule of Assets Held for Investment Purposes at End of Year as of December 31, 2006
Schedule II - Schedule H, Part IV, Line 4a - Schedule of Delinquent Participant Contributions
|for the Year Ended December 31, 2006||13|
|*||All other schedules required by Section 2520.103-10 of the United States Department of Labor's Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under ERISA have been omitted because they are not applicable.|
23 Consent of Tedder, James, Worden & Associates, P.A.
To the Administrator and Participants
Aerosonic Corporation 401(k) Plan:
We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the Aerosonic Corporation 401(k) Plan as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2006. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plans management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the auditing standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Aerosonic Corporation 401(k) Plan as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2006, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Our audits were made for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic financial statements taken as a whole. The supplemental schedule of assets held for investment purposes at end of year as of December 31, 2006 and the supplemental schedule of delinquent participant contributions for the year ended December 31, 2006 are presented for the purpose of additional analysis and are not a required part of the basic financial statements but are supplementary information required by the United States Department of Labors Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. These supplemental schedules are the responsibility of the Plans management. The supplemental schedules have been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audits of the basic financial statements and, in our opinion, are fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole.
/s/ TEDDER, JAMES, WORDEN & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
June 29, 2007
|Investments, at fair value:|
|Aerosonic Corporation common stock||$||173,861||$||197,775|
|Registered investment companies||5,475,056||5,148,113|
|Money market funds||814,451||604,639|
|Net assets available for plan benefits||6,584,077||6,115,117|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
|Additions to net assets attributed to:|
|Interest and dividends||$||381,557|
|Net appreciation in fair value of investments||442,661|
|Total investment income||824,218|
Deductions from net assets attributed to:
|Benefits paid to participants||(1,118,249||)|
Net assets available for plan benefits:
|Beginning of year||6,115,117|
|End of year||$||6,584,077|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
The following description of the Aerosonic Corporation 401(k) Plan (the Plan) provides only general information. Participants of the Plan should refer to the Plan document for a more complete description of the Plan.
The Plan is a defined contribution plan that covers the eligible employees of Aerosonic Corporation (the Company) by allowing them a system of savings and salary deferral and by providing discretionary employer profit sharing contributions.
The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The Plan was established on February 1, 1993, and has been amended from time to time thereafter.
Employees become eligible to participate in the Plan beginning on January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1, immediately following completion of three months of service and attaining age 21.
An eligible participant may voluntarily contribute, on a pre-tax basis, up to a maximum of 100% of his or her annual eligible compensation (up to the IRS maximum allowable amount) to the Plan. The maximum allowable pre-tax voluntary contribution, as determined under the Internal Revenue Code, was $15,000 and $14,000 for 2006 and 2005, respectively. A participant also may roll over to the Plan amounts from individual retirement accounts or distributions from other qualified defined benefit or defined contribution plans. The Company may also make contributions, in cash or Company common stock, to the Plan. The Company may make a matching contribution, as determined by the Board of Directors annually, of an amount equal to a percentage of a participants contributions up to a maximum percentage of eligible compensation. For 2006 the Company contributed an amount equal to 100% of a participants contributions up to 3% of eligible compensation. The total matching contribution made to the Plan amounted to approximately $237,000 in cash for the year ended December 31, 2006. The Company may also make discretionary profit sharing contributions to the Plan, which are allocated to a participants account based upon the participants annual compensation. The Company did not make any discretionary profit sharing contributions to the Plan for 2006.
Each participants account is credited with the participants contributions, his or her pro rata share of Company matching and additional discretionary contributions, and an allocation of Plan earnings or losses including market value adjustments on Plan investments. All contributions are held in trust and invested by the Plans trustee in accordance with the options selected by the participants (i.e. all investments are participant-directed EXCEPT FOR Aerosonic Corporation common stock). Plan earnings (losses) are allocated to a participants account based on the participants account balance as a percent of total invested assets in each investment fund. The benefit to which a participant is entitled under the Plan is the benefit that can be provided from the participants vested account.
Participants are immediately vested in their contributions to the Plan plus actual earnings and losses thereon. Participants become vested in employer matching and additional discretionary contributions (and earnings or losses thereon) according to the following schedule:
|Years of Service||Vesting Percentage|
|less than 2||0|
|2 but less than 3||33|
|3 but less than 4||67|
|4 or more||100|
Participants become fully vested upon death, disability, attainment of normal retirement age, or upon termination of the Plan.
Distribution of Participant Accounts
Distributions of a participants account are made upon retirement from the Company at age 65, in cases of financial hardship, termination from service with the Company, death, or disability. Participants still employed who have reached the age of 59½ and are 100% vested are eligible for one distribution per calendar year. Distributions are made in a single lump-sum payment, in whole shares of Company common stock, or in cash, or partially in Company common stock or partially in cash, as determined by the Plan Administrator and based upon the relative proportion in which the participants account balance under the Plan consisted of Company common stock or investments.
The Plan allows participants that are less than age 70½ to defer benefit payments until they cease employment.
Forfeitures of Accounts
Forfeitures of a participants non-vested balances are used to reduce employer contributions. During 2006 and 2005, forfeitures of $11,666 and $12,973, respectively, were used to reduce the employers contributions. At December 31, 2006 and 2005, forfeited non-vested amounts, which remain as assets in the Plan, totaled $10,127 and $17,066, respectively.
Participants may borrow from their fund accounts a minimum of $1,000 and up to a maximum of the lesser of $50,000 or 50% of their vested account balance. A participant may not have more than one loan outstanding at any time. Loans, which are collateralized by the balance in the participants account, bear interest at rates based upon the prime interest rate as published in The Wall Street Journal on the first business day of the month when the loan is drawn plus 1%, which ranged from 5.0% to 10.5% per annum at December 31, 2006. All loans are repaid through salary reductions within a period of five years, except loans to acquire the participants principal residence, for which the term of the loan may be up to ten years. Each loan is documented in the form of a promissory note signed by the participant and collateralized by this pledge on the participants account balance.
Basis of Accounting
The accompanying financial statements are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting, except for benefits paid, which are recorded when paid, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and changes therein and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Investment Valuation and Income Recognition
The Plans investments are stated at fair value. The value of investments is determined using quoted market prices from national exchanges, which represent the net asset value of shares held by the Plan at year-end. Participant loans are valued at the amount of unpaid principal, which approximates fair value. The value of Aerosonic Corporation common stock is determined using the quoted market price from the American Stock Exchange at year-end. Interest income is recognized when earned. Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date. Realized gains and losses on investments are recognized upon the sale of the related investments and unrealized appreciation or depreciation is recognized at period end when the carrying values of the related investments are adjusted to their estimated fair market value. Purchases and sales of investments are recorded on a trade date basis.
Earnings on investments, with the exception of participant loans, are allocated on a pro rata basis to individual participant accounts based on the type of investment and the ratio of each participants individual account balance to the aggregate participant account balances. The portion of interest included in each loan payment made by a participant is recognized as interest income in the participants individual account.
Net Appreciation (Depreciation) in Fair Value of Investments
The Plan presents in the statement of changes in net assets available for benefits the net appreciation (depreciation) in the fair value of investments, which consists of the realized gains or losses and the unrealized appreciation or depreciation on those investments.
Risks and Uncertainties
Investment securities are exposed to various risks, including those involving interest rates, the securities market, and credit conditions. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, changes in the values of such investment securities may involve declines in value in the near term and in the long term, and such declines could have a material adverse effect upon participants account balances, and the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for benefits.
Payment of Benefits
The Plan records benefit payments to withdrawing participants when paid. Under the rules for preparation of the Form 5500, the Plans Form 5500 will reflect an accrual for the amount to be paid to participants who withdrew from the Plan prior to year-end, and who had requested a distribution which was approved but not yet paid at period end, if any. There were no unpaid distributions at December 31, 2006 or 2005.
The Plan provides that the Company may pay all or part of the administrative expenses of the Plan or administrative expenses can be charged against investment earnings before allocation to the participant accounts. All administrative expenses were paid by the Company for the benefit of the Plan and therefore are not reflected in the accompanying financial statements.
The following presents investments that represent 5% or more of the Plans net assets as of December 31:
Dreyfus Premier S&P Stars Fund
|Putnam New Opportunities Fund||1,121,407||990,803|
|The George Putnam Fund of Boston||1,040,490||994,441|
|Putnam Global Equity Fund||888,772||666,003|
|Putnam Money Market Fund||814,451||604,639|
|Dreyfus Premier Intrinsic Value Fund||695,276||636,700|
|Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust||531,879||572,688|
The Plans investments (including gains and losses on investments bought and sold, as well as those held during the year), increased in value by $442,661 during the year ended December 31, 2006, as follows:
|Registered investment companies||$||438,149|
|Aerosonic Corporation common stock||4,512|
The most recent favorable determination letter received by the Plan was dated August 1, 2002, which provides that the form of the Plan qualifies under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code for exemption from federal income taxes. The Plan was further amended and restated effective January 1, 2006 to incorporate changes required under final regulations issued under Sections 401(k) and 401(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as other changes. The Company filed with the Internal Revenue Service an application for a favorable determination letter on the Plan on January 1, 2007. This application is still pending with the Internal Revenue Service, although the Company expects to receive a favorable determination letter on the Plan. Accordingly, no provision for income taxes has been included in the accompanying financial statements.
5. Plan Amendment and Termination
Although the Company has not expressed any intent to do so, the Company has the right, under the Plan, to amend any or all provisions of the Plan as well as discontinue contributions and terminate the Plan at any time, subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of Plan termination, participants will become 100% vested in their accounts. All such vested interests shall be non-forfeitable.
Financial instruments which potentially subject the Plan to concentrations of credit risk consist of the Plans investments. Management maintains the Plans investments with what management believes to be high credit quality financial institutions and attempts to limit the amount of credit exposure to any particular investment.
Section 3(14) of ERISA defines a party-in-interest to include, among others, fiduciaries or employees of the Plan, any person who provides services to the Plan, or an employer whose employees are covered by the Plan. Certain Plan investments are shares of registered investment companies managed by Putnam Fiduciary Trust Company. Putnam Fiduciary Trust Company is the trustee as defined by the Plan. Therefore, these transactions qualify as party-in-interest transactions. An employee of the Company serves as the plan administrator of the Plan. In addition, Plan investments include investments in the Companys common stock; therefore, these transactions also qualify as party-in-interest transactions.
During 2006, the Plan sponsor inadvertently failed to deposit approximately $11,448 of participant deferrals within the required timeframe as stated by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL considers late deposits to be prohibited transactions. The Plan sponsor will file a Form 5330 and pay all applicable excise taxes. The excise tax payments will be made from the Plan sponsors assets and not from assets of the Plan.
Effective January 1, 2007, the Plan changed its third party administrator from Mercer HR Services to Wachovia Retirement Services. The investment options available prior to January 1, 2007 were also replaced with the following investment options:
|Wachovia Stable Value Fund||Growth Fund of America Inc.|
|Van Kampen US Mortgage Fund||RiverSource Mid Cap Value Fund|
|PIMCO Total Return Fund||Thornburg Core Growth Fund|
|Oakmark Equity & Income Fund||DWS Global Opportunities Fund|
|RiverSource Diversified Equity Income Fund||DWS Dreman Small Cap Value Fund|
|Enhanced Stock Market Fund||Alger SmallCap Growth Institutional Fund|
In addition, participants may continue to choose investing in the Plan sponsors common stock as an investment option.
|Identity of issue,
borrower, lessor or similar
|Description of investment including
maturity date, rate of interest, collateral, par
or maturity date
|Dreyfus Corporation||Dreyfus Premier S&P Stars Fund||**||$1,197,232|
|*||Putnam Investments||Putnam New Opportunities Fund||**||1,121,407|
|*||Putnam Investments||The George Putnam Fund of Boston||**||1,040,490|
|*||Putnam Investments||Putnam Global Equity Fund||**||888,772|
|*||Putnam Investments||Putnam Money Market Fund||**||814,451|
|Dreyfus Corporation||Dreyfus Premier Intrinsic Value Fund||**||695,276|
|*||Putnam Investments||Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust||**||531,879|
|*||Aerosonic Corporation Common Stock||Equity Securities of Aerosonic Corporation||$347,961||173,861|
|*||Participant Loans||Various maturities ranging from February 2007 to|
|July 2015 (interest rates from 5.0% to 10.5%)||**||120,709|
Historical cost is not required as investments are participant-directed
Transferred Late to Plan
|Total that Constitute Nonexempt|
The Plan. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Plan Administrator of the Aerosonic Corporation 401(k) Plan has duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
By: /s/ Gary E. Colbert
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Secretary and Treasurer of Aerosonic Corporation and
Agent for Service of Legal Process of the 401(k) Plan
June 29, 2007