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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended July 30, 2022
or
o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ___ to ___.
Commission File Number: 0-23246
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Daktronics, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
South Dakota46-0306862
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
201 Daktronics Drive
Brookings,
SD
57006
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(605) 692-0200
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, No Par ValueDAKT
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Preferred Stock Purchase RightsDAKT
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated fileroAccelerated filerx
Non-accelerated fileroSmaller reporting companyo
Emerging growth companyo
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x
The number of shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of August 24, 2022 was 45,033,839.


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DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
FORM 10-Q
For the Quarter Ended July 30, 2022
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)
July 30,
2022
April 30,
2022
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents$8,279 $17,143 
Restricted cash750 865 
Marketable securities3,023 4,020 
Accounts receivable, net113,189 101,099 
Inventories157,170 134,392 
Contract assets45,204 41,687 
Current maturities of long-term receivables1,617 2,798 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets11,550 14,963 
Income tax receivables2,322 603 
Total current assets343,104 317,570 
Property and equipment, net72,395 66,765 
Long-term receivables, less current maturities1,117 1,490 
Goodwill7,857 7,927 
Intangibles, net1,387 1,472 
Investment in affiliates and other assets34,145 32,321 
Deferred income taxes13,303 13,331 
TOTAL ASSETS$473,308 $440,876 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable$82,470 $76,313 
Contract liabilities96,404 90,393 
Accrued expenses33,978 34,959 
Warranty obligations11,510 11,621 
Income taxes payable264 408 
Total current liabilities224,626 213,694 
Long-term warranty obligations17,900 17,257 
Long-term contract liabilities11,764 10,998 
Other long-term obligations7,901 7,076 
Line of Credit24,128  
Deferred income taxes287 287 
Total long-term liabilities61,980 35,618 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Preferred Shares, no par value, authorized 50,000 shares; no shares issued and outstanding
  
Common Stock, no par value, authorized 115,000,000 shares; 46,942,070 and 46,733,544 shares issued at July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022, respectively
62,388 61,794 
Additional paid-in capital48,883 48,372 
Retained earnings91,282 96,608 
Treasury Stock, at cost, 1,907,445 shares at July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022, respectively
(10,285)(10,285)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(5,566)(4,925)
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY186,702 191,564 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$473,308 $440,876 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
July 30,
2022
July 31,
2021
Net sales$171,920 $144,732 
Cost of sales146,126 112,544 
Gross profit25,794 32,188 
Operating expenses:
Selling14,433 11,795 
General and administrative9,441 7,571 
Product design and development7,439 7,162 
31,313 26,528 
Operating (loss)income(5,519)5,660 
Nonoperating (expense) income:
Interest (expense) income, net(60)137 
Other expense, net(747)(868)
(Loss) income before income taxes(6,326)4,929 
Income tax (benefit) expense(1,000)1,244 
Net (loss) income$(5,326)$3,685 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic45,097 45,139 
Diluted45,097 45,419 
(Loss) earnings per share:
Basic$(0.12)$0.08 
Diluted$(0.12)$0.08 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
July 30,
2022
July 31,
2021
Net (loss) income$(5,326)$3,685 
Other comprehensive (loss):
Cumulative translation adjustments(642)(373)
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax1  
Total other comprehensive (loss), net of tax(641)(373)
Comprehensive (loss) income$(5,967)$3,312 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalRetained EarningsTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive
Loss
Total
Balance as of April 30, 2022$61,794 $48,372 $96,608 $(10,285)$(4,925)$191,564 
Net loss— — (5,326)— — (5,326)
Cumulative translation adjustments— — — — (642)(642)
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax— — — — 1 1 
Share-based compensation— 511 — — — 511 
Employee savings plan activity594 — — — — 594 
Balance as of July 30, 2022$62,388 $48,883 $91,282 $(10,285)$(5,566)$186,702 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(continued)
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalRetained EarningsTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive
Loss
Total
Balance as of May 1, 2021$60,575 $46,595 $96,016 $(7,297)$(2,335)$193,554 
Net income— — 3,685 — — 3,685 
Cumulative translation adjustments— — — — (373)(373)
Share-based compensation— 518 — — — 518 
Employee savings plan activity597 — — — — 597 
Treasury stock reissued— 4 — 196 — 200 
Balance as of July 31, 2021$61,172 $47,117 $99,701 $(7,101)$(2,708)$198,181 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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DAKTRONICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
July 30,
2022
July 31,
2021
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:  
Net (loss) income$(5,326)$3,685 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization4,025 4,052 
Gain on sale of property, equipment and other assets(361)(106)
Share-based compensation511 518 
Equity in loss of affiliates890 746 
Provision for doubtful accounts, net of recovery177 (421)
Deferred income taxes, net12 (32)
Change in operating assets and liabilities(22,743)(9,461)
Net cash (used in) operating activities(22,815)(1,019)
   
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:  
Purchases of property and equipment(10,655)(1,283)
Proceeds from sales of property, equipment and other assets365 149 
Proceeds from sales or maturities of marketable securities999  
Purchases of equity and loans to equity investees(1,081)(718)
Net cash (used in) investing activities(10,372)(1,852)
   
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:  
Borrowings on notes payable92,098  
Payments on notes payable(67,970) 
Principal payments on long-term obligations (200)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities24,128 (200)
   
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH80 (132)
NET DECREASE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH(8,979)(3,203)
   
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH:  
Beginning of period18,008 80,402 
End of period$9,029 $77,199 
  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:  
Cash paid for:  
Interest$75 $ 
Income taxes, net of refunds685 980 
   
Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:  
Demonstration equipment transferred to inventory$ $46 
Purchases of property and equipment included in accounts payable3,326 868 
Contributions of common stock under the ESPP594 597 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Note 1. Basis of Presentation
Daktronics, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company”, “Daktronics”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) are an industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays for sporting, commercial and transportation applications.
In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary to fairly present our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") requires management to make estimates and assumptions affecting the reported amounts therein. Due to the inherent uncertainty involved in making estimates, actual results in future periods may differ from those estimates.
Certain information and disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted. The balance sheet at April 30, 2022 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date, but it does not include all the information and disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022, which are contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the full fiscal year.
Daktronics, Inc. operates on a 52- or 53-week fiscal year, with our fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to April 30 of each year. When April 30 falls on a Wednesday, the fiscal year ends on the preceding Saturday. Within each fiscal year, each quarter is comprised of 13-week periods following the beginning of each fiscal year. In each 53-week fiscal year, an additional week is added to the first quarter, and each of the last three quarters is comprised of a 13-week period. The three months ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021, contained operating results for 13 weeks.
Other Developments

We continue to experience volatility in our business driven by global economic conditions and supply chain disruptions. We anticipate needing to utilize a portion of our line of credit which expires in April 2025, and requires us to comply with certain covenants. As described in "Note 7. Financing Agreements", we did not comply with our debt covenants this quarter and obtained a waiver from the bank. Based on our projections we expect to be in compliance with these covenants through the next year; however, with the uncertainty and volatility in the supply chain and sensitivity of the covenants, we cannot be certain. If we violate a covenant and cannot obtain a waiver from the bank, we may need to seek additional debt or equity financing.
The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash reported within the condensed consolidated balance sheets that sum to the totals of the same amounts shown in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. Restricted cash consists of cash and cash equivalents held in bank deposit accounts to secure issuances of foreign bank guarantees.
July 30,
2022
July 31,
2021
Cash and cash equivalents$8,279 $74,658 
Restricted cash750 2,541 
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows$9,029 $77,199 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
There have been no material changes to our significant accounting policies and estimates as described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022.
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Accounting Standards Adopted
In November 2021, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2021-10, Government Assistance (Topic 832): Disclosures by Business Entities About Government Assistance ("ASU 2021-10"), which requires business entities to disclose information about transactions with a government that are accounted for by applying a grant or contribution model by analogy. For transactions covered by ASU 2021-10, the new standard requires the disclosure of information about the nature of the transaction, including significant terms and conditions, as well as the amounts and specific financial statement line items affected by the transaction. ASU 2021-10 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021. The Company has adopted ASU 2021-10 effective May 1, 2022 and notes there is no impact of ASU 2021-10 on its accounting or disclosures for governmental assistance.
Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted
There are no significant ASUs issued that the Company has not yet adopted as of July 30, 2022.
Note 2. Investments in Affiliates
The aggregate amount of our investments accounted for under the equity method was $16,026 and $16,916 as of July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022, respectively. Our proportional share of the respective affiliates' earnings or losses is included in the "Other expense, net" line item in our condensed consolidated statements of operations. For the three months ended July 30, 2022, our share of the losses of our affiliates was $890 as compared to $746 for the three months ended July 31, 2021. We purchased services for research and development activities from our equity method investees. The total of these related party transactions for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021 was $0 and $470, respectively, which is included in the "Product design and development" line item in our condensed consolidated statements of operations, and for the three months ended July 30, 2022, $52 remains unpaid and is included in the "Accounts payable " line item in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. During the three months ended July 30, 2022, we invested $1,081 of convertible notes ("Notes") which are included in the "Investment in affiliates and other assets" line item in our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Note 3. Earnings Per Share ("EPS")
The following is a reconciliation of the net (loss) income and common share amounts used in the calculation of basic and diluted EPS for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021:
Net (loss) incomeSharesPer share (loss) income
For the three months ended July 30, 2022
Basic (loss) earnings per share$(5,326)45,097 $(0.12)
Dilution associated with stock compensation plans   
Diluted (loss) earnings per share$(5,326)45,097 $(0.12)
For the three months ended July 31, 2021
Basic earnings per share$3,685 45,139 $0.08 
Dilution associated with stock compensation plans 280  
Diluted earnings per share$3,685 45,419 $0.08 
Options outstanding to purchase 2,102 shares of common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $8.12 for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and 1,810 shares of common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $9.52 for the three months ended July 31, 2021 were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because the effects would be anti-dilutive.
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Note 4. Revenue Recognition
Disaggregation of revenue
The following table presents our disaggregation of revenue by segments:
Three Months Ended July 30, 2022
CommercialLive Events
High School
Park and Recreation
TransportationInternationalTotal
Type of performance obligation
Unique configuration$4,687 $42,168 $6,592 $12,486 $6,501 $72,434 
Limited configuration31,776 8,480 28,283 6,099 11,501 86,139 
Service and other3,655 5,735 934 955 2,068 13,347 
$40,118 $56,383 $35,809 $19,540 $20,070 $171,920 
Timing of revenue recognition
Goods/services transferred at a point in time$32,557 $9,222 $27,090 $6,382 $11,876 $87,127 
Goods/services transferred over time7,561 47,161 8,719 13,158 8,194 84,793 
$40,118 $56,383 $35,809 $19,540 $20,070 $171,920 
Three Months Ended July 31, 2021
CommercialLive Events
High School
Park and Recreation
TransportationInternationalTotal
Type of performance obligation
Unique configuration$3,587 $41,508 $4,166 $6,541 $5,883 $61,685 
Limited configuration25,907 5,842 22,957 5,352 11,545 71,603 
Service and other3,287 5,037 771 665 1,684 11,444 
$32,781 $52,387 $27,894 $12,558 $19,112 $144,732 
Timing of revenue recognition
Goods/services transferred at a point in time$26,379 $6,829 $21,941 $5,571 $12,019 $72,739 
Goods/services transferred over time6,402 45,558 5,953 6,987 7,093 71,993 
$32,781 $52,387 $27,894 $12,558 $19,112 $144,732 
See "Note 5. Segment Reporting" for a disaggregation of revenue by geography.
Contract balances
Contract assets represent revenue recognized in excess of amounts billed and include unbilled receivables. Unbilled receivables, which represent an unconditional right to payment subject only to the passage of time, are reclassified to accounts receivable when they are billed according to the contract terms. Contract liabilities represent amounts billed to the customers in excess of revenue recognized to date.
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The following table reflects the changes in our contract assets and liabilities:
July 30,
2022
April 30,
2022
Dollar
Change
Percent
Change
Contract assets$45,204 $41,687 $3,517 8.4 %
Contract liabilities - current96,404 90,393 6,011 6.6 
Contract liabilities - noncurrent11,764 10,998 766 7.0 
The changes in our contract assets and contract liabilities from April 30, 2022 to July 30, 2022 were due to the timing of billing schedules and revenue recognition, which can vary significantly depending on the contractual payment terms and the seasonality of the sports markets. We had no impairments of contract assets for the three months ended July 30, 2022.
For service-type warranty contracts, we allocate revenue to this performance obligation, recognize the revenue over time, and recognize costs as incurred. Earned and unearned revenues for these contracts are included in the "Contract assets" and "Contract liabilities". Changes in unearned service-type warranty contracts, net were as follows:
July 30,
2022
Balance at beginning of period$26,346 
New contracts sold13,007 
Less: reductions for revenue recognized(10,109)
Foreign currency translation and other(433)
Balance at end of period$28,811 
Contracts in progress identified as loss contracts as of July 30, 2022 were $839 and as of April 30, 2022 were immaterial. Loss provisions are recorded in the "Accrued expenses" line item in our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
During the three months ended July 30, 2022, we recognized revenue of $46,041 related to our contract liabilities as of April 30, 2022.
Remaining performance obligations
As of July 30, 2022, the aggregate amount of the transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations was $530,457. We expect approximately $462,516 of our remaining performance obligations to be recognized over the next 12 months, with the remainder recognized thereafter. Remaining performance obligations related to product and service agreements at July 30, 2022 were $469,126 and $61,331, respectively. Although remaining performance obligations reflect business that is considered to be legally binding, cancellations, deferrals or scope adjustments may occur. Any known project cancellations, revisions to project scope and cost, foreign currency exchange fluctuations, and project deferrals are reflected or excluded in the remaining performance obligation balance, as appropriate.
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Note 5. Segment Reporting
The following table sets forth certain financial information for each of our five reporting segments for the periods indicated:
Three Months Ended
July 30,
2022
July 31,
2021
Net sales:
Commercial$40,118 $32,781 
Live Events56,383 52,387 
High School Park and Recreation35,809 27,894 
Transportation19,540 12,558 
International20,070 19,112 
171,920 144,732 
Gross profit:
Commercial4,821 7,178 
Live Events3,786 8,582 
High School Park and Recreation9,977 9,509 
Transportation5,838 3,751 
International1,372 3,168 
25,794 32,188 
Operating expenses:
Selling14,433 11,795 
General and administrative9,441 7,571 
Product design and development7,439 7,162 
31,313 26,528 
Operating (loss) income(5,519)5,660 
Nonoperating (expense) income:
Interest (expense) income, net(60)137 
Other expense, net(747)(868)
(Loss) income before income taxes$(6,326)$4,929 
Depreciation and amortization:
Commercial$803 $702 
Live Events1,566 1,337 
High School Park and Recreation339 438 
Transportation125 139 
International545 726 
Unallocated corporate depreciation647 710 
$4,025 $4,052 
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No single geographic area comprises a material amount of our net sales or property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation, other than the United States. The following table presents information about net sales and property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation, in the United States and elsewhere:
Three Months Ended
July 30,
2022
July 31,
2021
Net sales:  
United States$149,438 $123,482 
Outside United States22,482 21,250 
$171,920 $144,732 
July 30,
2022
April 30,
2022
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation:  
United States$63,720 $58,643 
Outside United States8,675 8,122 
$72,395 $66,765 
We have numerous customers worldwide for sales of our products and services, and no customer accounted for 10 percent or more of net sales for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021; therefore, we are not economically dependent on a limited number of customers for the sale of our products and services.
We have numerous raw material and component suppliers, and no supplier accounts for 10 percent or more of our cost of sales; however, we have a complex global supply chain and a number of single-source suppliers that could limit our supply or cause delays in obtaining raw materials and components needed in manufacturing.
Note 6. Goodwill
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill related to each reportable segment for the three months ended July 30, 2022 were as follows:
Live EventsCommercialTransportationInternationalTotal
Balance as of April 30, 2022$2,296 $3,349 $68 $2,214 $7,927 
Foreign currency translation   (70)(70)
Balance as of July 30, 2022$2,296 $3,349 $68 $2,144 $7,857 
We perform an analysis of goodwill on an annual basis and test for impairment more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that an asset might be impaired. Our annual analysis is performed during our third quarter of each fiscal year based on the goodwill amount as of the first business day of our third fiscal quarter. We performed our annual impairment test on October 31, 2021 and concluded no goodwill impairment existed. Our market capitalization has decreased since the completion of the October 31, 2021 evaluation which caused a trigger analysis to test goodwill impairment due to supply chain and labor supply uncertainty. After evaluating our results, events and circumstances, we determined no goodwill impairment was necessary.
Note 7. Financing Agreements
As of July 30, 2022, $24,128 had been advanced under the loan portion of our line of credit, and the balance of letters of credit outstanding was approximately $6,342. As of July 30, 2022, $4,530 of the credit facility was available for borrowing. On August 16, 2022, we entered into an agreement to temporarily expand the line of credit by $10,000 through October 31, 2022. In addition, certain financial covenants were modified to temporarily relax them through the second and third quarter of fiscal 2023. As of July 30, 2022, we were not in compliance with our financial covenants and our bank provided a waiver for these covenants.
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As of July 30, 2022, we had $616 of bank guarantees or other financial instruments for display installations issued by another bank and secured by a restricted cash deposit. If we are unable to meet the terms of the arrangement, the bank would subrogate its loss by drawing on the secured cash deposit.
Note 8. Commitments and Contingencies
Litigation: We are a party to legal proceedings and claims which arise during the ordinary course of business. We review our legal proceedings and claims, regulatory reviews and inspections, and other legal matters on an ongoing basis and follow appropriate accounting guidance when making accrual and disclosure decisions. For unresolved legal proceedings or claims, we do not believe there is a reasonable probability that any material loss will be incurred. Accordingly, no material accrual or disclosure of a potential range of loss has been made related to these matters. We do not expect the ultimate liability of these unresolved legal proceedings or claims to have a material effect on our financial position, liquidity or capital resources.
Warranties: Changes in our warranty obligation for the three months ended July 30, 2022 consisted of the following:
July 30,
2022
Beginning accrued warranty obligations$28,878 
Warranties issued during the period2,959 
Settlements made during the period(1,820)
Changes in accrued warranty obligations for pre-existing warranties during the period, including expirations(607)
Ending accrued warranty obligations$29,410 
Performance guarantees: We have entered into standby letters of credit, bank guarantees and surety bonds with financial institutions relating to the guarantee of our future performance on contracts, primarily construction-type contracts. As of July 30, 2022, we had outstanding letters of credit, bank guarantees and surety bonds in the amount of $6,342, $616 and $82,528, respectively. Performance guarantees are issued to certain customers to guarantee the operation and installation of the equipment and our ability to complete a contract. These performance guarantees have various terms but are generally one year. We enter into written agreements with our customers, and those agreements often contain indemnification provisions that require us to make the customer whole if certain acts or omissions by us cause the customer financial loss. We make efforts to negotiate reasonable caps and limitations on the recovery of such damages. As of July 30, 2022, we were not aware of any indemnification claim from a customer.
Note 9. Income Taxes
The provision for income taxes during interim reporting periods is calculated by applying an estimate of the annual effective tax rate to “ordinary” income or loss for the reporting period, adjusted for discrete items. Due to various factors, including our estimate of annual income, our effective tax rate is subject to fluctuation.
Our effective tax rate for the three months ended July 30, 2022 was 15.8 percent, as compared to an effective tax rate of 25.2 percent tax for the three months ended July 31, 2021. The decrease in tax rate is primarily driven by an increase in estimated tax credits and other permanent items less valuation allowances as a percentage of estimated pre-tax earnings for fiscal 2023 compared to the estimated value of tax credits and other permanent items less valuation allowances as a percentage to the estimated pre-tax earnings at the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
We operate both domestically and internationally and, as of July 30, 2022, undistributed earnings of our foreign subsidiaries were considered to be reinvested indefinitely. Additionally, as of July 30, 2022, we had $610 of unrecognized tax benefits which would reduce our effective tax rate if recognized.
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Note 10. Fair Value Measurement
The following table sets forth by Level within the fair value hierarchy our financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis at July 30, 2022 and April 30, 2022 according to the valuation techniques we used to determine their fair values. There have been no transfers of assets or liabilities among the fair value hierarchies presented.
Fair Value Measurements
Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Balance as of July 30, 2022
Cash and cash equivalents$8,279 $ $ $8,279 
Restricted cash750   750 
Available-for-sale securities:
US Government securities2,490   2,490 
US Government sponsored entities 533  533 
Derivatives - asset position 951  951 
$11,519 $1,484 $ $13,003 
Balance as of April 30, 2022
Cash and cash equivalents$17,143 $ $ $17,143 
Restricted cash865   865 
Available-for-sale securities:
US Government securities3,486   3,486 
US Government sponsored entities 534  534 
Derivatives - asset position 934  934 
Derivatives - liability position (311) (311)
$21,494 $1,157 $ $22,651 
There have been no changes in the valuation techniques used by us to value our financial instruments since the end of fiscal 2022. For additional information, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022 for the methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instrument.
Note 11. Share Repurchase Program
On June 17, 2016, our Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program under which we may purchase up to $40,000 of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock. Under this program, we may repurchase shares from time to time in open market transactions and in privately negotiated transactions based on business, market, applicable legal requirements and other considerations. The repurchase program does not require the repurchase of a specific number of shares and may be terminated at any time.
In April 2020, the Board had suspended the program. On December 2, 2021, the Board of Directors of Daktronics voted to reauthorize the stock repurchase program.
During the three months ended July 30, 2022, we repurchased no shares of common stock. As of July 30, 2022, we had $29,355 of remaining capacity under our current share repurchase program.
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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This section entitled "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" (“MD&A”) is intended to provide a reader of our financial statements with a narrative from the perspective of management on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, and certain other factors that may affect our future results. The MD&A provides a narrative analysis explaining the reasons for material changes in the Company’s (i) financial condition during the period from the most recent fiscal year-end, April 30, 2022, to and including July 30, 2022 and (ii) results of operations during the current fiscal period(s) as compared to the corresponding period(s) of the preceding fiscal year.
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including the MD&A, contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The words "may," "would," "could," "should," "will," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any and all forecasts and projections in this document are “forward looking statements” and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. From time to time, we may also provide oral and written forward-looking statements in other materials we release to the public, such as press releases, presentations to securities analysts or investors, or other communications by us. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this report and in any public statements we make could be materially different from actual results. Accordingly, we wish to caution investors that any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of us are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.
We also wish to caution investors that other factors might in the future prove to be important in affecting our results of operations. New factors emerge from time to time; it is not possible for management to predict all of such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or a combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.
We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Our MD&A should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included in Item 1 of Part 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022 (including the information presented therein under Risk Factors), as well other publicly available information about our Company.
OVERVIEW
We are engaged principally in the design, marketing, and manufacture of a wide range of integrated electronic display systems and related products which are sold in a variety of markets throughout the world and the rendering of related maintenance and professional services. We focus our sales and marketing efforts on markets, geographical regions and products. Our five business segments consist of four domestic business units and the International business unit. The four domestic business units consist of Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, and Transportation, all of which include the geographic territories of the United States and Canada.
The following selected financial data should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022 and the consolidated financial statements set forth in that Annual Report on Form 10-K, including the notes to consolidated financial statements included therein.
CURRENT CONDITIONS
Supply chain disruptions continue as a result of several factors, including the pandemic lockdowns, shipping container shortages, labor shortages, war and other conflicts, and changes in global demand. We are specifically impacted by the global shortage of semiconductors and related electronic components. Over the past months, our capacity was constrained due to significant and unusual part shortages, a challenging labor environment, and operating disruptions from COVID-19 related absences, and shutdown of our facilities in Shanghai, China due to a government mandated COVID-19 zero tolerance policy. Through this time, we also have experienced increased input costs for materials, commodities, personnel,
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freight, and tariffs. In addition, recent disputes by railroad workers regarding the terms of labor agreements have increased the likelihood of a potential strike or work stoppage by certain railroad workers. In response to these increased tensions, President Biden recently took an executive action to temporarily prevent approximately 115,000 U.S. railroad workers from going on strike for sixty days. It is uncertain at this time whether negotiations will be successful in preventing a strike or work stoppage by railroad workers. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contract with the Pacific Maritime Association expired July 1st. While negotiations are in process, a strike or work slow-down mandate is possible. This would have a negative impact on the movement of material through west coast ports. We are monitoring these situations but it is difficult and uncertain to predict the level of impact this may have on our organization or our supply chain.

We have responded to input cost increases by increasing pricing through the last half of fiscal 2022 and implemented additional increases at the beginning of fiscal 2023. We also use pricing policies and opportunity evaluations across markets to manage price levels. We will continue to monitor our supply chains and our marketplaces and adapt our pricing methodologies as we see appropriate. We have also allocated resources to redesigns of certain products to provide the ability to source available components
Macroeconomic events including the possibility of sustained high inflation and tightening financials conditions, including the potential for higher interest rates, could increase the likelihood of deteriorating global economic conditions. We also expect impacts to the global economic conditions in reaction to the evolving war and geopolitical environment. Although we cannot predict the length or severity of these conditions, we expect continued disruptions in obtaining materials, commodities, labor, and freight availability and an increase in inflation. Due to longer planning horizons and volatility in supply chains, we plan to carry higher quantities of inventory and anticipate changes in the timing of payments from our customers as we work through different disruptions and fulfill our backlog, likely creating an increased consumption of cash. We are also planning additional cash use for capital spending to grow our manufacturing capacity.
All of these conditions have and will continue to cause volatility in our cash flow, pricing, order volumes, lead-times, competitiveness, revenue cycles, and production costs, and it is likely these conditions will continue to have negative impact in fiscal 2023.
For additional information, refer to the COVID-19 and raw material and component related risk factors disclosed in Item 1A of Part I in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
COMPARISON OF THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JULY 30, 2022 AND JULY 31, 2021
Product Order Backlog
Backlog represents the dollar value of orders for integrated electronic display systems and related products and services which are expected to be recognized in net sales in the future. Orders are contractually binding purchase commitments from customers. Orders are included in backlog when we are in receipt of an executed contract and any required deposits or security and have not yet been recognized into net sales. Certain orders for which we have received binding letters of intent or contracts will not be included in backlog until all required contractual documents and deposits are received. Orders and backlog are not measures defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and our methodology for determining orders and backlog may vary from the methodology used by other companies in determining their orders and backlog amounts.
Order and backlog levels provide management and investors additional details surrounding the results of our business activities in the marketplace and highlight fluctuations caused by seasonality and our large project business. Management uses orders to evaluate market share and performance in the competitive environment. Management uses backlog information for capacity and resource planning. We believe order information is useful to investors because it provides an indication of our market share and future revenues.
Our product order backlog as of July 30, 2022 was $469.1 million as compared to $285.3 million as of July 31, 2021 and $471.6 million at April 30, 2022, which was the end of our fiscal 2022.
We expect to fulfill the backlog as of July 30, 2022 within the next 24 months. The timing of backlog may be impacted by project delays resulting from parts availability and other constraints stemming from the supply chain disruptions.
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Net Sales
The following table shows information regarding net sales for the three months ended July 30, 2022 and July 31, 2021:
Three Months Ended
(in thousands)July 30, 2022July 31, 2021Dollar ChangePercent Change
Net Sales:
Commercial$40,118 $32,781 $7,337 22.4 %
Live Events56,383 52,387 3,996 7.6 
High School Park and Recreation35,809 27,894 7,915 28.4 
Transportation19,540 12,558 6,982 55.6 
International20,070 19,112 958 5.0 
$171,920 $144,732 $27,188 18.8 %
Orders:
Commercial$47,678 $38,329 $9,349 24.4 %
Live Events51,753 49,686 2,067 4.2 
High School Park and Recreation37,579 45,711 (8,132)(17.8)
Transportation15,704 21,345 (5,641)(26.4)
International17,509 26,675 (9,166)(34.4)
$170,223 $181,746 $(11,523)(6.3)%
For the fiscal 2023 first quarter, net sales were $171.9 million, an increase of $27.2 million from the prior year's first quarter. The year-over-year growth was driven by fulfilling orders in the backlog and continued strong orders. Material supply shortages and labor challenges are creating an increase in lead times and extending the timing of converting some orders to sales in the near-term. We expect supply chain conditions to persist through the fiscal year.

Order volume decreased in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 from the prior year's first quarter. Fiscal 2022 saw a record number of orders from pent up demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and orders for fiscal 2023 continue to be strong. Order bookings in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 were strong for shopping centers, casinos, and out of home advertising display systems in the Commercial business unit and in multiple sports venues in the Live Events unit. International markets have seen some softening in demand through the first quarter of fiscal 2023 due to the inflationary environment and geopolitical events.
Gross Profit and Contribution Margin
Three Months Ended
July 30, 2022July 31, 2021
(in thousands)AmountAs a Percent of Net SalesAmountAs a Percent of Net Sales
Gross Profit:
Commercial$4,821 12.0 %$7,178 21.9 %
Live Events3,786 6.7 8,582 16.4 
High School Park and Recreation9,977 27.9 9,509 34.1 
Transportation5,838 29.9 3,751 29.9 
International1,372 6.8 3,168 16.6 
$25,794 15.0 %$32,188 22.2 %
The decline in gross profit percentage was primarily impacted by inflationary challenges in materials, freight, and personnel related costs. In addition, extraordinary supply chain disruptions, including the Shanghai factory closure, created intermittent work stoppages and factory inefficiencies, adding additional costs to meet customer commitments, especially
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in the Live Events business unit. We also recorded a $0.8 million provision for estimated losses on contracts in progress during the three months ended July 30, 2022.
Total warranty costs as a percent of sales for the three months ended July 30, 2022 compared to the same period one year ago increased to 1.6 percent from 1.2 percent.
Three Months Ended
July 30, 2022July 31, 2021
(in thousands)AmountAs a Percent of Net SalesDollar ChangePercent ChangeAmountAs a Percent of Net Sales
Contribution Margin:
Commercial$200 0.5 %$(3,317)(94.3)%$3,517 10.7 %
Live Events974 1.7 (5,354)(84.6)6,328 12.1 
High School Park and Recreation6,581 18.4 (184)(2.7)6,765 24.3 
Transportation4,943 25.3 2,089 73.2 2,854 22.7 
International(1,337)(6.7)(2,266)(243.9)929 4.9 
$11,361 6.6 %$(9,032)(44.3)%$20,393 14.1 %
Contribution margin is a non-GAAP measure and consists of gross profit less selling expenses. Selling expenses consist primarily of personnel related costs, travel and entertainment expenses, marketing related expenses (show rooms, product demonstration, depreciation and maintenance, conventions and trade show expenses), the cost of customer relationship management/marketing systems, bad debt expenses, third-party commissions, and other expenses.
Contribution margin was impacted by the previously discussed sales levels and impacts on gross profit, as well as a 22.3 percent increase in selling expenses in the first three months of fiscal 2023 compared to the prior year three-month period. We have adjusted our sales and marketing activities and staffing levels to achieve current and expected future sales levels. Our order volume is directly associated with our marketing and sales expenses.
The following table reconciles non-GAAP contribution margin to GAAP operating loss:
Three Months Ended
July 30, 2022July 31, 2021
(in thousands)AmountAs a Percent of Net SalesDollar ChangePercent ChangeAmountAs a Percent of Net Sales
Contribution margin$11,361 6.6 %$(9,032)(44.3)%$20,393 14.1 %
General and administrative9,441 5.5 1,870 24.7 7,571 5.2 
Product design and development7,439 4.3 277 3.9 7,162 4.9 
Operating (loss) income$(5,519)(3.2)%$