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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
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FORM 10-K
 

 
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED: DECEMBER 31, 2007
 
OR
 
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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: 1-106
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
 
38-1799862
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

2525 Shader Rd., Orlando, Florida
 
32804
 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 

REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE: (407) 298-2000
 
SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:
 
TITLE OF EACH CLASS
 
NAME OF EACH EXCHANGE ON WHICH REGISTERED
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value
 
American Stock Exchange

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(g) OF THE ACT: NONE
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes ¨   No ý
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.  Yes ¨ No ý
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes ¨   No ý
 

 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulations S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to 10-K.  ¨
 
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 definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one):
 
 Large accelerated filer ¨                                                                        Accelerated filer ¨
 
Non-accelerated filer ¨                                                                           Smaller reporting company ý
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).  Yes ¨ No ý
 
The aggregate market value of the registrant’s voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant, based upon the closing price of the registrant’s common stock on the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter ($12.80), was $7,286,886. Solely for the purpose of this calculation, shares held by directors and executive officers of the registrant have been excluded.  Such exclusion should not be deemed a determination or an admission by the registrant that such individuals are, in fact, affiliates of the registrant.
 
The number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s common stock was 2,171,709 as of May 5, 2008.
 


The LGL Group, Inc.

 
 
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ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007
EXPLANATORY NOTE

 
In this Form 10-K, we are restating our consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2006, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2006, including the applicable notes. We have also included in this report restated unaudited consolidated financial information for each of the four quarters of 2006 and the first two quarters of 2007, as well as summary information for the third quarter of 2007.
 
We do not plan to file an amendment to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, nor do we plan to file amendments to our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2006 and March 31 and June 30, 2007. Thus, you should not rely on any of the previously filed annual or quarterly reports relating to the foregoing periods. They are superseded by this report.
 
For more detailed information about the restatement, please see Note 2, “Restatement of Consolidated Financial Statements” in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.
 
In addition, management has determined that we had material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2007. As described in more detail in Item 9A(T) of this Annual Report, we have identified the causes of these material weaknesses and are implementing measures designed to remedy them.
 

 
PART I
 
Forward Looking Statements
 
 Information included or incorporated by reference in this Annual Report on Form 10-K may contain forward-looking statements. This information may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different than the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words “may,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.
 
This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding, among other things, (a) our projected sales and profitability, (b) our growth strategies, (c) anticipated trends in our industry, (d) our future financing plans and (e) our anticipated needs for working capital. These statements may be found under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” and “Business,” as well as in this Annual Report generally. Actual events or results may differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, without limitation, the risks outlined under “Risk Factors” and matters described in this Annual Report generally. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report will in fact be accurate.
 
Item 1.  Business
 
The LGL Group, Inc. (the “Company”), formerly Lynch Corporation, incorporated in 1928 under the laws of the State of Indiana and reincorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 2007, is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in manufacturing custom-designed highly engineered electronic components.  The Company’s executive offices are located at 2525 Shader Rd., Orlando, Florida 32804.  The Company’s telephone number is (407) 298-2000.
 
The Company operates through its principal subsidiary, M-tron Industries, Inc., which includes the operations of M-tron Industries, Ltd. (“Mtron”) and Piezo Technology, Inc. (“PTI”). The combined operations of Mtron and PTI are referred to herein as “MtronPTI.”  MtronPTI has operations in Orlando, Florida, Yankton, South Dakota and Noida, India.  In addition, MtronPTI has a sales office in Hong Kong.  During 2007, the Company sold the operating assets of Lynch Systems, Inc. (“Lynch Systems”), a subsidiary of the Company, to an unrelated third party.
 
The Company’s business development strategy is to expand its existing operations through internal growth and merger and acquisition opportunities.  It may also, from time to time, consider the acquisition of other assets or businesses that are not related to its present businesses.  As used herein, the term, the Company includes subsidiary corporations.
 
MtronPTI
 
Overview
 
MtronPTI manufactures and markets custom designed highly-engineered electronic components that are used primarily to control the frequency or timing of signals in electronic circuits.  Its devices, which are commonly called frequency control devices, are used extensively in infrastructure equipment for the telecommunications and network equipment industries.  Its devices are also used in electronic systems for military applications, avionics, earth orbiting satellites, medical devices, instrumentation, industrial devices and global positioning systems.
 
MtronPTI’s frequency control devices consist of packaged quartz crystals, crystal oscillators and electronic filters.  Its products produce an electrical signal that has the following attributes:
 
·      accuracy -- the frequency of the signal does not change significantly over a period of time;
 
 
·      stability -- the frequency of the signal does not vary significantly when the product is subjected to a range of operating environments; and
 
·      low electronic noise -- the signal does not add interfering signals that can degrade the performance of electronic systems.
 
MtronPTI has more than 40 years of experience designing, manufacturing and marketing crystal based frequency control products.  Its customers rely on the skills of MtronPTI’s engineering and design team to help solve frequency control problems during all phases of their products’ life cycles, including product design, prototyping, manufacturing, and subsequent product improvements.
 
MtronPTI’s Objectives
 
MtronPTI intends to build on the strength of its core expertise in packaged quartz crystal oscillator technologies and electronic filter technologies to become the supplier of choice to original equipment manufacturers that supply equipment with high-performance timing needs.  MtronPTI intends to grow by strong penetration of the timing and timing management portion of the electronics industry.  It plans to grow beyond a component company to a company offering timing system design services and engineered timing management products.
 
MtronPTI intends to increase its investment in technical resources, including design and engineering personnel, to enable it to provide a higher level of design and engineering support to its customers and potential customers.  It believes that technical participation with its original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers in the early stages of their design process will lead to MtronPTI’s frequency control devices being designed into their products more regularly.
 
MtronPTI has a long-standing relationship with offshore contract manufacturers who have added capacity on its behalf.  MtronPTI’s near term objective is to reduce the time it takes to manufacture its products, which will result in better service to its customers.
 
MtronPTI intends to design, manufacture and sell devices that offer higher frequencies or greater precision than its current products.  It also plans to expand its offering of integrated timing systems to offer complete timing subsystems to its customers.  It intends to achieve this through a combination of focused research and development and strategic acquisitions, if they are appropriate.
 
MtronPTI believes that it can significantly enhance its business opportunities by acquiring technology, product portfolios, new design capabilities, and/or access to a portfolio of targeted customers.  Some of these may offer immediate sales opportunities, while others may meet longer-term objectives.  It plans to pursue these opportunities by making strategic acquisitions or by acquiring or licensing technology.
 
Products
 
MtronPTI’s products are high quality, reliable, technically advanced frequency control devices, including packaged quartz crystals, oscillators incorporating those crystals and electronic filter products.  The October 2002 acquisition of “Champion” provided MtronPTI an entry to the timing modules market.  The September 2004 acquisition of PTI provided MtronPTI with its families of very high precision oven-controlled crystal oscillators and its electronic filter products.
 
MtronPTI designs and produces a wide range of packaged quartz crystals, quartz crystal based oscillators and electronic filter products.  The Packaged Crystal is a single crystal in a hermetically sealed package and is used by electronic equipment manufacturers, along with their own electronic circuitry, to build oscillators for frequency control in their electronic devices.  The Clock Oscillator is the simplest of its oscillators.  It is a self-contained package with a crystal and electronic circuitry that is used as a subsystem by electronic equipment manufacturers to provide frequency control for their devices.  The Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator (VCXO) is a variable frequency oscillator whose frequency can be changed by varying the control voltage to the oscillator.  The Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) is a stable oscillator designed for use over a range of temperatures.  Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillators are designed to produce a much higher level of stability over a wide range of operating conditions with very low phase noise.  The Electronic Filters use either crystal technology or precise manufacturing of inductive/capacitive circuits to provide filters with carefully defined capabilities to filter out unwanted portions of a timing signal.  This variety of features in MtronPTI’s product family offers the designers at electronic equipment manufacturers a range of options as they create the needed performance in their products.
 
 
Currently, MtronPTI’s oscillator products operate at frequencies ranging from 2 kilohertz to over 2.5 gigahertz, which constitute most of the oscillator frequencies that are now in use in its target markets.  It offers crystal and inductive/capacitive filters with central frequencies from a Direct Current to 15 gigahertz.  However, many of its products, through amplification or other means, are ultimately incorporated into products that operate at higher frequencies.
 
MtronPTI’s products are employed in numerous applications within the communications industry, including computer and telephone network switches, high-speed gigabit Ethernet, modems, wireless transmitters/receivers, multiplexers, data recovery/regeneration devices, fiber channel networks, repeaters, data transceivers, line interface devices, communications satellites, and base station controllers.  Its products are incorporated into end products that serve all elements of the communications industry.
 
The crystals, oscillators and filters intended for non-communications applications are found in military applications for communications and armaments.  Avionics applications include ground and flight control systems.  Industrial applications are in security systems, metering systems, electronic test instruments and industrial control systems.  MtronPTI’s products are also used in medical instrumentation applications, as well as in various computer peripheral equipment such as storage devices, printers, modems, monitors, video cards and sound cards.
 
MtronPTI’s timing module, an electronic subsystem, is a pre-assembled circuit that integrates several different functions into a small, single, self-contained module for control of timing in a circuit.  Today, timing modules are frequently used for the synchronization of timing signals in digital circuits, particularly in wireless and optical carrier network systems.
 
Manufacturing and Operations
 
MtronPTI’s operations are located in Orlando, Florida, Yankton, South Dakota, and Noida, India.  In addition, MtronPTI has a sales office in Hong Kong.  MtronPTI owns one building, approximately 71,000 square feet, on approximately seven acres of land in Orlando, which was acquired when it purchased PTI.  MtronPTI owns a facility of approximately 28,000 square feet on approximately 11 acres of land and leases an approximately 16,000 square foot facility in Yankton.    The Company leases approximately 13,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Noida and approximately 1,500 square feet of office space in Hong Kong.
 
Mtron has established long-term relationships with several contract manufacturers in Asia.  Approximately 15.7% of MtronPTI’s revenues in 2007 was attributable to one such contract manufacturer located in both Korea and China.  MtronPTI maintains a rigorous quality control system and is an ISO 9001/2000 qualified manufacturer.  MtronPTI’s Hong Kong subsidiary (M-tron Industries, Limited) does not manufacture, but acts as a buying agent, regional warehouse, quality control and sales representative for its parent company.
 
Research and Development
 
At December 31, 2007, MtronPTI employed 33 engineers and technicians, primarily in South Dakota and Florida, who devote most of their time to research and development.  Research and development expense was approximately $2,757,000 and $2,501,000 in 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
Customers
 
MtronPTI markets and sells its frequency control devices primarily to:
 
·      OEMs of communications, networking, military, avionics, instrumentation and medical equipment;
 
 
·      contract manufacturers for OEMs; and;
 
·      distributors who sell to OEMs and contract manufacturers.
 
In 2007, MtronPTI’s largest customer, an electronics manufacturing company, accounted for approximately 12.2% of MtronPTI’s total revenues, compared to 10.6% for MtronPTI’s largest customer in 2006.  Revenues from MtronPTI’s 10 largest customers accounted for approximately 64.7% of revenues in 2007, compared to approximately 58.6% of revenues for 2006.
 
In 2007, the Company’s two largest customers accounted for 24.3% of total consolidated revenues, from continuing operations.  In 2006, the two largest customers accounted for 19.0% of total consolidated revenues, from continuing operations.
 
Seasonality
 
MtronPTI’s business is not seasonal.
 
Domestic Revenues
 
MtronPTI’s domestic revenues from continuing operations were $17,187,000 in 2007 or 43% of total revenues, compared with $20,501,000, or 49% in 2006.
 
International Revenues
 
MtronPTI’s international revenues from continuing operations were $22,349,000 in 2007, 57% of total sales, compared to $21,048,000, 51% of total sales for 2006.  In 2007, these revenues were mainly derived from customers in China and Malaysia, and in addition, significant sales in Canada, Thailand and Mexico.  In 2006, these revenues were derived mainly from customers in China and Canada, in addition to significant sales in Thailand and Malaysia.  MtronPTI avoids significant currency exchange risk by transacting and settling substantially all international sales in United States dollars.
 
Risks Attendant to Foreign Operations
 
See Part I, Item 1.A, “Risk Factors,” “Our significant international operations and sales to customers outside of the United States subject us to certain business, economic and political risks,” for a discussion of the risks attendant to our foreign operations.
 
Backlog
 
MtronPTI had backlog orders of $10,865,000 at December 31, 2007, compared to $8,065,000 at December 31, 2006.  MtronPTI’s backlog may not be indicative of future revenues, because of its customers’ ability to cancel orders.  MtronPTI expects to fill all of its 2007 backlog in 2008.
 
Raw Materials
 
Most raw materials used in the production of MtronPTI products are available in adequate supply from a number of sources.  The prices of these raw materials are relatively stable.  However, some raw materials, including printed circuit boards, quartz, and certain metals including steel, aluminum, silver, gold, tantalum and palladium, are subject to greater supply fluctuations and price volatility.
 
 
Competition
 
Frequency control devices are sold in a highly competitive industry.  There are numerous domestic and international manufacturers who are capable of providing custom designed quartz crystals, oscillators and electronic filters comparable in quality and performance to MtronPTI’s products.  Competitors include Vectron International (a division of Dover Corporation), CTS Corporation, K&L (a division of Dover Corporation) and Saronix (a division of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation).  MtronPTI does not operate in the same markets as high volume manufacturers of standard products; rather it focuses on manufacturing lower volumes of more precise, custom designed frequency control devices.  Many of MtronPTI’s competitors and potential competitors have substantially greater financial, engineering, manufacturing and marketing resources than it does.  MtronPTI seeks to manufacture custom designed, high performance crystals and oscillators, which it believes it can sell competitively based upon performance, quality, order response time and a high level of engineering support.
 
Intellectual Property
 
MtronPTI has no patents, trademarks or licenses that are considered to be important to MtronPTI’s business or operations.  Rather, MtronPTI believes that its technological position depends primarily on the technical competence and creative ability of its engineering and technical staff in areas of product design and manufacturing processes, as well as proprietary know-how and information.
 
Employees
 
As of December 31, 2007, the Company employed 303 people: 2 within Corporate headquarters and 301 within MtronPTI, including 113 in South Dakota, 169 in Florida, 11 in Hong Kong, and 8 in India.  None of its employees is represented by a labor union and the Company considers its employee relations to be good.
 
Environmental
 
The Company’s continuing manufacturing operations, products, and/or product packaging are subject to environmental laws and regulations governing air emissions, wastewater discharges, and the handling, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances, wastes and other chemicals.  In addition, more stringent environmental regulations may be enacted in the future, and we cannot presently determine the modifications, if any, in the Company’s operations that any future regulations might require, or the cost of compliance that would be associated with these regulations.
 
The capital expenditures, earnings and competitive position of the Company have not been materially affected to date by compliance with current federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment.  However, the Company cannot predict the effect of future laws and regulations.
 
Long-Lived Assets
 
Long-lived assets, including intangible assets subject to amortization, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount thereof may not be recoverable.  Management assesses the recoverability of the cost of the assets based on a review of projected undiscounted cash flows.  In the event an impairment loss is identified, it is recognized based on the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value of the long-lived asset.  Fair value is determined using pertinent market information, including appraisals, and/or projected discounted cash flows.
 
Sale of Assets of Lynch Systems
 
On June 19, 2007, in accordance with the Purchase Agreement dated May 17, 2007, as amended (the “Purchase Agreement”), by and between Lynch Systems and Olivotto Glass Technologies S.p.A. (“Olivotto”), Lynch Systems completed the sale of certain of its assets to Lynch Technologies, LLC (the “Buyer”), the assignee of Olivotto’s rights and obligations under the Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Sale”).
 
 
The assets sold under the Purchase Agreement included certain accounts receivable, inventory, machinery and equipment. The Buyer also assumed certain liabilities of Lynch Systems, including accounts payable, customer deposits and accrued warranties. After deduction of the amount of the liabilities assumed, $601,074, from the value of the assets sold, $1,455,000, and taking into account the Buyer’s partial funding of a severance payment to employees, $118,000, Lynch Systems received a net cash payment in the amount of $972,000.  The Asset Sale resulted in a loss of approximately $982,000.
 
Discontinued Operations
 
Revenue generated by the operations of Lynch Systems, now classified as Discontinued Operations, was $2,534,000 for 2007 and $7,751,000 for 2006, and the loss from discontinued operations was ($1,999,000) for 2007 and ($1,990,000) for 2006.
 
Assets Being Marketed for Sale
 
The assets retained by Lynch Systems include the land, buildings and some equipment formerly used in its operations.  The Company intends to sell the land, buildings and equipment, which are classified as held and used in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long Lived Assets” ("SFAS No. 144").
 
Item 1A.  Risk Factors.
 
You should carefully consider the risks described below before making a decision to invest in our common stock.  If any of these risks actually occurs, our business financial condition, results of operations, or prospects could be materially adversely affected.  This could cause the trading price of our common stock to decline and a loss of all or part of your investment.  The risks described below are not the only ones facing us.  Additional risks not currently known to us or that we currently believe are immaterial also may impair our business operations and our liquidity.
 
Risks Related to Our Business and Industry
 
We had operating losses in 2007 and are uncertain as to our ability to return to profitability.
 
We had an operating loss from continuing operations of ($1,713,000) in 2007 compared with an operating profit of $1,354,000 in 2006.  We are uncertain when or if we will generate sufficient revenues to return to operating profitability.
 
If we are unable to secure necessary financing, we may not be able to fund our operations or strategic growth.
 
In order to achieve our strategic business objectives, we may be required to seek additional financing.  We may be unable to renew our existing credit facilities or obtain new financing on acceptable terms, or at all.  Under certain of our existing credit facilities, we are required to obtain the lenders’ consent for most additional debt financing and to comply with other covenants, including specific financial ratios.  For example, we may require further capital to continue to develop our technology and infrastructure and for working capital purposes.  In addition, future acquisitions would likely require additional equity and/or debt financing.  Our failure to secure additional financing could have a material adverse effect on our continued development or growth.
 
As a holding company, we depend on the operations of our subsidiaries to meet our obligations.
 
We are a holding company that transacts our business through our operating subsidiaries.  Our primary assets are the shares of our operating subsidiaries.  Our ability to meet our operating requirements and to make other payments depends on the surplus and earnings of our subsidiaries and their ability to pay dividends or to advance or repay funds.  Payments of dividends and advances and repayments of inter-company debt by our subsidiaries are restricted by our credit agreements.
 
 
We are dependent on a single line of business.
 
We are currently dedicated to manufacturing and marketing custom designed highly engineered electronic components that are used primarily to control the frequency or timing of signals in electronic circuits, and we do not offer any other products.  Given our reliance on this single line of business, unfavorable market conditions affecting that line of business would likely have a disproportionate impact on us in comparison with certain competitors, who have more diversified operations and multiple lines of business.  Should this line of business fail to generate sufficient sales to support ongoing operations, there can be no assurance that we will be able to develop alternate business lines.
 
We may make acquisitions that are not successful or fail to properly integrate acquired businesses into our operations.
 
We intend to explore opportunities to buy other businesses or technologies that could complement, enhance or expand our current business or product lines or that might otherwise offer us growth opportunities.  We may have difficulty finding such opportunities or, if we do identify such opportunities, we may not be able to complete such transactions for reasons including a failure to secure necessary financing.
 
Any transactions that we are able to identify and complete may involve a number of risks, including:
 
·      the diversion of our management’s attention from our existing business to integrate the operations and personnel of the acquired or combined business or joint venture;
 
·      possible adverse effects on our operating results during the integration process;
 
·      substantial acquisition related expenses, which would reduce our net income in future years;
 
·      the loss of key employees and customers as a result of changes in management; and
 
·      our possible inability to achieve the intended objectives of the transaction.
 
In addition, we may not be able to successfully or profitably integrate, operate, maintain and manage our newly acquired operations or employees.  We may not be able to maintain uniform standards, controls, policies and procedures, and this may lead to operational inefficiencies.
 
If we are unable to introduce innovative products, demand for our products may decrease.
 
Our future operating results are dependent on our ability to continually develop, introduce and market innovative products, to modify existing products, to respond to technological change and to customize some of our products to meet customer requirements.  There are numerous risks inherent in this process, including the risks that we will be unable to anticipate the direction of technological change or that we will be unable to develop and market new products and applications in a timely or cost-effective manner to satisfy customer demand.
 
Our business is cyclical.  A decline in demand in the electronic component industry may result in order cancellations and deferrals and lower average selling prices for our products.
 
Our subsidiaries sell to industries that are subject to cyclical economic changes.  The electronic component industry in general, and specifically the Company, could experience a decline in product demand on a global basis, resulting in order cancellations and deferrals and lower average selling prices.  A slowing of growth in the demand for components used by telecommunications infrastructure manufacturers could lead to a decline.  If a slowdown occurs, it may continue and may become more pronounced.
 
 
Our market is highly competitive, and we may lose business to larger and better-financed competitors.
 
Our market is highly competitive worldwide, with low transportation costs and few import barriers.  We compete principally on the basis of product quality and reliability, availability, customer service, technological innovation, timely delivery and price.  Within the industry in which we compete, competition has become increasingly concentrated and global in recent years.  Our major competitors, some of which are larger than us, and potential competitors have substantially greater financial resources and more extensive engineering, manufacturing, marketing and customer support capabilities than we have.
 
Our success depends on our ability to retain our key management and technical personnel and attracting, retaining, and training new technical personnel.
 
Our future growth and success will depend in large part upon our ability to retain our existing management and technical team and to recruit and retain highly skilled technical personnel, including engineers.  The labor markets in which we operate are highly competitive and most of our operations are not located in highly populated areas.  As a result, we may not be able to retain and recruit key personnel.  Our failure to hire, retain or adequately train key personnel could have a negative impact on our performance.
 
We found material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting and concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting were not effective as of December 31, 2007.
 
As disclosed in Part II, Item 9A(T), “Controls and Procedures,” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting were not effective as of December 31, 2007.  Our failure to successfully implement our plans to remediate the material weaknesses discovered could cause us to fail to meet our reporting obligations, to produce timely and reliable financial information, and to effectively prevent fraud.  Additionally, such failures could cause investors to lose confidence in our reported financial information, which could have a negative impact on our financial condition and stock price.
 
Compliance with changing corporate governance and public disclosure regulations may result in additional expenses.
 
Keeping abreast of, and in compliance with, changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, new Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and American Stock Exchange rules, requires a substantial amount of management attention and financial and other resources.  We intend to continue to invest all reasonably necessary resources to comply with evolving standards, which may result in increased general and administrative expenses and divert management from revenue-generating activities.
 
MtronPTI’s backlog may not be indicative of future revenues.
 
MtronPTI’s backlog comprises orders that are subject to specific production release orders under written contracts, oral and written orders from customers with which MtronPTI has had long-standing relationships and written purchase orders from sales representatives.  MtronPTI’s customers may order components from multiple sources to ensure timely delivery when backlog is particularly long and may cancel or defer orders without significant penalty.  They often cancel orders when business is weak and inventories are excessive, a phenomenon that MtronPTI experienced in the most recent economic slowdown.  As a result, MtronPTI’s backlog as of any particular date may not be representative of actual revenues for any succeeding period.
 
 
MtronPTI relies upon one contract manufacturer for a significant portion of its finished products, and a disruption in its relationship could have a negative impact on MtronPTI’s revenues.
 
In 2007, approximately 15.7% of MtronPTI’s revenue was attributable to finished products that were manufactured by an independent contract manufacturer located in both Korea and China (15.9% in 2006).  We expect this manufacturer to account for a smaller but substantial portion of MtronPTI’s revenues in 2008 and a material portion of MtronPTI’s revenues for the next several years.  MtronPTI does not have a written, long-term supply contract with this manufacturer.  If this manufacturer becomes unable to provide products in the quantities needed, or at acceptable prices, MtronPTI would have to identify and qualify acceptable replacement manufacturers or manufacture the products internally.  Due to specific product knowledge and process capability, MtronPTI could encounter difficulties in locating, qualifying and entering into arrangements with replacement manufacturers.  As a result, a reduction in the production capability or financial viability of this manufacturer, or a termination of, or significant interruption in, MtronPTI’s relationship with this manufacturer, may adversely affect MtronPTI’s results of operations and our financial condition.
 
MtronPTI purchases certain key components from single or limited sources and could lose sales if these sources fail to fulfill our needs.
 
If single source components were to become unavailable on satisfactory terms, and we could not obtain comparable replacement components from other sources in a timely manner, our business, results of operations and financial condition could be harmed.  On occasion, one or more of the components used in our products have become unavailable, resulting in unanticipated redesign and related delays in shipments.  We cannot assure you that similar delays will not occur in the future.  Our suppliers may be impacted by compliance with environmental regulations including Restriction of Hazardous Substances (“RoHS”) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“WEEE”), which could affect our continued supply of components or cause additional costs for us to implement new components into our manufacturing process.
 
MtronPTI’s products are complex and may contain errors or design flaws, which could be costly to correct.
 
When we release new products, or new versions of existing products, they may contain undetected or unresolved errors or defects.  Despite testing, errors or defects may be found in new products or upgrades after the commencement of commercial shipments.  Undetected errors and design flaws have occurred in the past and could occur in the future.  These errors could result in delays, loss of market acceptance and sales, diversion of development resources, damage to our reputation, legal action by our customers, failure to attract new customers and increased service costs.
 
Continued market acceptance of MtronPTI’s packaged quartz crystals, oscillator modules and electronic filters is critical to our success, because frequency control devices account for nearly all of MtronPTI’s revenues.
 
As was the case in 2006, virtually all of MtronPTI’s 2007 revenues from continuing operations came from sales of frequency control devices, which consist of packaged quartz crystals, oscillator modules and electronic filters.  We expect that this product line will continue to account for substantially all of MtronPTI’s revenues for the foreseeable future.  Any decline in demand for this product line or failure to achieve continued market acceptance of existing and new versions of this product line may harm MtronPTI’s business and our financial condition.
 
MtronPTI’s future rate of growth is highly dependent on the development and growth of the market for communications and network equipment.
 
In 2007, the majority of MtronPTI’s revenues were derived from sales to manufacturers of communications and network infrastructure equipment, including indirect sales through distributors and contract manufacturers.  In 2008, MtronPTI expects a smaller but significant portion of its revenues to be derived from sales to these manufacturers.  MtronPTI intends to increase its sales to communications and network infrastructure equipment manufacturers in the future.  Communications and network service providers have experienced periods of capacity shortage and periods of excess capacity.  In periods of excess capacity, communications systems and network operators cut purchases of capital equipment, including equipment that incorporates MtronPTI’s products.  A slowdown in the manufacture and purchase of communications and network infrastructure equipment could substantially reduce MtronPTI’s net sales and operating results and adversely affect our financial condition.  Moreover, if the market for communications or network infrastructure equipment fails to grow as expected, MtronPTI may be unable to sustain its growth.
 
 
Communications and network infrastructure equipment manufacturers increasingly rely upon contract manufacturers, thereby diminishing MtronPTI’s ability to sell its products directly to those equipment manufacturers.
 
There is a growing trend among communications and network infrastructure equipment manufacturers to outsource the manufacturing of their equipment or components.  As a result, MtronPTI’s ability to persuade these OEMs to specify our products has been reduced and, in the absence of a manufacturer’s specification of MtronPTI’s products, the prices that MtronPTI can charge for them may be subject to greater competition.
 
MtronPTI’s customers are significantly larger than it and may exert leverage that will not be in the best interest of MtronPTI.
 
The majority of MtronPTI’s sales are to companies that are many times its size.  This size differential may disadvantage MtronPTI in negotiating contractual terms.  These terms include price, payment terms, product warranties and product consignment obligations.
 
Future changes in MtronPTI’s environmental liability and compliance obligations may increase costs and decrease profitability.
 
MtronPTI’s manufacturing operations, products, and/or product packaging are subject to environmental laws and regulations governing air emissions, wastewater discharges, and the handling, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances, wastes and other chemicals.  In addition, more stringent environmental regulations may be enacted in the future, and we cannot presently determine the modifications, if any, in MtronPTI’s operations that any future regulations might require, or the cost of compliance that would be associated with these regulations.
 
Our significant international operations and sales to customers outside of the United States subject us to certain business, economic and political risks.
 
We have significant office and manufacturing space in Noida, India.  Additionally, our 2007 export sales (primarily to China, and Malaysia) accounted for 56.5% of 2007 consolidated revenues from continuing operations, compared to 50.7% in 2006, and we anticipate that sales to customers located outside of the United States will continue to be a significant part of our revenues for the foreseeable future.  Our international operations and sales to customers outside of the United States subject our operating results and financial condition to certain business, economic, political, health, regulatory and other risks, including:
 
·      political and economic instability in countries in which our products are manufactured and sold;
 
·      expropriation or the imposition of government controls;
 
·      sanctions or restrictions on trade imposed by the United States government;
 
·      export license requirements;
 
·      trade restrictions;
 
·      currency controls or fluctuations in exchange rates;
 
·      high levels of inflation or deflation;
 
·      greater difficulty in collecting our accounts receivable and longer payment cycles;
 
·      changes in labor conditions and difficulties in staffing and managing our international operations; and
 
·      limitations on insurance coverage against geopolitical risks, natural disasters and business operations.
 
 
Additionally, to date, very few of our international revenue and cost obligations have been denominated in foreign currencies.  As a result, changes in the value of the United States dollar relative to foreign currencies may affect our competitiveness in foreign markets.  We do not currently engage in foreign currency hedging activities, but may do so in the future to the extent that such obligations become more significant.
 
Future changes in MtronPTI’s product warranty obligations being driven by customer demands within the market may increase our costs and decrease profitability.
 
There is a growing trend within the market place among some of MtronPTI’s larger customers that MtronPTI provide increasing levels of warranty guarantees in addition to those previously provided.  Some of these guarantees would require MtronPTI to pay substantial financial penalties if the customer executes the warranty provision.  These additional warranties may result in additional production costs to MtronPTI and place it at a disadvantage in comparison to its competitors if not agreed to while negotiating contractual terms and may result in terms that are not in the best interest of MtronPTI.
 
Risks Related to Our Common Stock
 
There is a limited market for our common stock.  Our share price is likely to be highly volatile and could drop unexpectedly.
 
There is a limited public market for our common stock, and we cannot assure you that an active trading market will develop.  As a result of low trading volume in our common stock, the purchase or sale of a relatively small number of shares could result in significant share price fluctuations.  Our share price may fluctuate significantly in response to a number of factors, including the following, several of which are beyond our control:
 
·      changes in financial estimates or investment recommendations by securities analysts relating to our common stock;
 
·      loss of a major customer;
 
·      announcements by us or our competitors of significant contracts, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments; and
 
·      changes in key personnel.
 
In the past, securities class action litigation has often been brought against a company following periods of volatility in the market price of its securities.  We could be the target of similar litigation in the future.  Securities litigation, regardless of merit or ultimate outcome, would likely cause us to incur substantial costs, divert management’s attention and resources, harm our reputation in the industry and the securities markets and reduce our profitability.
 
Securities analysts may not initiate coverage of our common stock or may issue negative reports, and this may have a negative impact on the market price of our common stock.
 
We cannot assure you that security analysts will initiate coverage and publish research reports on us.  It is difficult for companies with smaller market capitalization, such as us, to attract independent financial analysts who will cover our common stock.  If securities analysts do not, this lack of research coverage may adversely affect the market price of our common stock.
 
Our officers, directors and principal stockholders have significant voting power and may vote their shares in a manner that is not in the best interest of other stockholders.
 
Our officers, directors and principal stockholders control approximately 53% of the voting power represented by our outstanding shares of common stock as of May 5, 2008.  If these stockholders act together, they may be able to exert significant control over our management and affairs requiring stockholder approval, including approval of significant corporate transactions. This concentration of ownership may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control and might adversely affect the market price of our common stock. This concentration of ownership may not be in the best interests of all our stockholders.
 
 
We do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.
 
We anticipate that all of our earnings will be retained for the development of our business.  The Board of Directors has adopted a policy of not paying cash dividends on our common stock.  The Company also has restrictions under our debt agreements, which limit our ability to pay dividends.  We do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.
 
Provisions of our charter documents and Delaware corporate law may prevent or delay a change of control and limit the market price of our common stock.
 
Provisions of our certificate of incorporation and by-laws, as well as provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL”), may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control of the Company, even if such a change in control would be beneficial to our stockholders.  These provisions may also prevent or frustrate attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our management.  These provisions include those:
 
·      prohibiting our stockholders from fixing the number of our directors; and
 
·      requiring advance notice for stockholders proposals and nominations.
 
We are subject to certain provisions of the DGCL that limit business combination transactions with an “interested stockholder,” as defined by the DGCL, during the first three years of their ownership, absent approval of our board of directors.  These provisions and other similar provisions make it more difficult for stockholders or potential acquirers to acquire us without negotiation and could limit the price that investors are willing to pay in the future for our common stock.
 
Item 1B.  Unresolved Staff Comments.
 
None.
 
Item 2.  Properties.
 
LGL Group’s principal executive offices are located in Orlando, Florida within MtronPTI’s operating facility.
 
MtronPTI’s operations are located in Orlando, Florida, Yankton, South Dakota, and Noida, India.  MtronPTI also has a sales office in Hong Kong.  MtronPTI owns one building in Orlando containing approximately 71,000 square feet, on approximately seven acres of land.  MtronPTI has two separate facilities in Yankton, which contain approximately 44,000 square feet in the aggregate.  One of these is owned, the other leased.  The Yankton manufacturing facility that is owned by MtronPTI contains approximately 28,000 square feet, is situated on approximately 11 acres of land and is subject to security deeds relating to loans.  The Yankton leased facility contains approximately 16,000 square feet.  The lease expires annually on September 30 and is renewable.    The Company leases approximately 13,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Noida and approximately 1,500 square feet of office space in Hong Kong.  It is the Company’s opinion that the facilities referred to above are in good operating condition and suitable and adequate for present uses.
 
The Company also owns six buildings located in Bainbridge, Georgia that were formerly used in connection with the operations of Lynch Systems.  The Company is actively marketing these buildings for sale.
 
 
Item 3.  Legal Proceedings.
 
In the normal course of business, the Company and its subsidiaries may become defendants in certain product liability, worker claims and other litigation.  The Company and its subsidiaries have no litigation pending at this time.
 
Item 4.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
None.
 
PART II
 
Item 5.  Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
 
Market for Common Equity
 
Our common stock is traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol “LGL.” At May 5, 2008, the Company had 692 holders of record of our common stock.  The market price highs and lows in consolidated trading of the Common Stock during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 are as follows:
 
   
Quarter Ended
 
2007
 
March 31,
   
June 30,
   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
High                                           
  $ 10.32     $ 15.20     $ 13.00     $ 10.90  
Low                                           
    7.00       9.40       10.20       6.16  
                                 
2006
 
March 31,
   
June 30,
   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
High                                           
  $ 10.30     $ 9.10     $ 8.25     $ 8.73  
Low                                           
    6.79       7.21       7.06       7.00  

Dividend Policy
 
The Board of Directors has adopted a policy of not paying cash dividends, a policy which is reviewed annually.  This policy takes into account the long-term growth objectives of the Company, especially its acquisition program, stockholders’ desire for capital appreciation of their holdings and the current tax law disincentives for corporate dividend distributions.  Accordingly, no cash dividends have been paid since January 30, 1989, and none are expected to be paid in 2008.  Substantially all of the subsidiaries’ assets are restricted under the Company’s current credit agreements, which limit the subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends.
 
 
Equity Compensation Plan Information
 
The following table provides information as of December 31, 2007 about our common stock that may be issued upon the exercise of options, warrants and rights under all of our existing equity compensation plans (including individual arrangements):
 
Plan Category
 
Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
(a)
   
Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights
(b)
   
Number of
securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in
column (a))
 (c)
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
                         
                           
2001 Equity Incentive Plan
    200,000    
$
17.07          371,982  
                           
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders
    --       --          --  
                           
Total
    200,000    
$
17.07          371,982  

 
Sale of Unregistered Securities
 
None.
 
 
Item 6.  Selected Financial Data.
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
The following selected financial data is qualified by reference to, and should be read in conjunction with, the consolidated financial statements, including the notes thereto, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included elsewhere in this Annual Report.
 
   
Year ended December 31, (a) (b)
 
   
2007
   
2006
(Restated)(c)
   
2005
(Restated)(c)
   
2004
(Restated)(c)
   
2003
 
Revenues from continuing operations
  $ 39,536     $ 41,549     $ 35,051     $ 23,413     $ 15,183  
Operating profit (loss) from continuing operations (d)
    (1,713 )     1,354       508       (1,543 )     (1,654 )
Gain on release of customer related contingency
    --       --       --       --       728  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interests
    (420 )     2,720       537       (1,783 )     (1,348 )
Gain (loss) on sale of assets from discontinued operations and subsidiary stock
    (982 )     --       --       --       35  
                                         
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
    (1,017 )     (1,990 )     551       (1,422 )     1,496  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    (135 )     226       209       (100 )     (73 )
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,554 )   $ 956     $ 1,297     $ (3,305 )   $ 110  
                                         
Per Common Share:(e)
                                       
Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share from continuing operations
  $ (0.26 )   $ 1.37     $ 0.45     $ (1.24 )   $ 0.93  
Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share from discontinued operations
    (0.93 )     (0.92 )     0.33       (0.93 )     0.07  
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share
    (1.19 )     0.44       0.79       (2.17 )     1.00  
                                         
   
December 31, (a) (b)
 
   
2007
   
2006
(Restated)(c)
   
2005
(Restated)(c)
   
2004
(Restated)(c)
   
2003
 
Cash, securities and short-term investments
  $ 5,281     $ 7,039     $ 8,250     $ 6,189     $ 6,292  
                                         
Restricted cash (f)
    --       96       650       1,125       1,125  
                                         
Total assets
    22,876       30,985       32,683       33,891       23,019  
                                         
Long-term debt, exclusive of current portion
    4,035       3,100       5,031       2,784       406  
                                         
Shareholders' equity (g)
    12,369       16,735       14,707       10,001       11,033  

 
Notes:
 
(a)
The data presented includes results of the business acquired from PTI, from September 30, 2004, the effective date of its acquisition.
 
 
(b)
The data presented for continuing operations excludes the results of operations of Lynch Systems, Inc. as its operating assets were sold during 2007.  The operational results from Lynch Systems, Inc. are classified as discontinued operations.
 
(c)
The data presented includes the effects of a restatement as discussed in Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. The effect was an increase to net income of $91,000, $87,000 and $21,000 for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
 
(d)
Operating profit (loss) is revenues less operating expenses, which excludes investment income, interest expense, gain on sale of land, other income, minority interests and taxes.  Included are asset impairment and restructuring charges and the gain on deconsolidation.
 
(e)
Based on weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding.
 
(f)
See discussion of Restricted Cash in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
(g)
No cash dividends have been declared over the period.
 
Item 7.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
 
The following discussion and analysis should be read together with the Selected Financial Data and our Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report.  The historical discussions and analysis herein relate to the continuing operations of the Company as of December 31, 2007 and do not include discussions of operations that have been discontinued.
 
Results of Operations
 
2007 Compared to 2006
 
Consolidated Revenues and Gross Margin from Continuing Operations
 
In the year ended December 31, 2007, consolidated revenues from continuing operations decreased by $2,013,000, or 4.8%, to $39,536,000, from $41,549,000 in 2006, due to business declines at three of the Company’s largest customers in the telecom and military/avionics markets.  The decreases were due to a combination of reduced business levels and selling price reductions required to meet competitive pressures.  The Company also discontinued sales to its second largest distributor due to the distributor’s bankruptcy.  The Company has continuing discussions with the successor company of the distributor, but has yet to reach a suitable agreement to resume business with the successor company.

In the year ended December 31, 2007, consolidated gross margin from continuing operations as a percentage of revenues decreased to 25.7% from 29.5% for 2006. The reduction in gross margin reflects selling price reductions, increases in material costs and continuing yield losses and rework costs at MtronPTI's Orlando facility.  These problems were compounded by lower revenue, so the operations overhead also increased as a percentage of revenue.

Operating Profit (Loss)
 
The operating profit (loss) from continuing operations of ($1,713,000) for 2007 is a reduction of $3,067,000 from $1,354,000 operating profit in 2006. This decline was caused by a $2,079,000 reduction in gross margin primarily by lower sales volume and higher material and yield loss costs in Orlando. Selling and administrative expenses from continuing operations in 2007 increased by $83,000 from $10,898,000 in 2006 to $10,981,000 in 2007. This increase was due primarily to an increase in product development expenses and an increase in corporate costs. The product development expense was driven by an increase in engineering personnel and a decrease in billing for a government sponsored program. The corporate expense increase was the result of increased stock compensation costs. In addition, the decline is due to an impairment charge of $905,000 recognized in connection with Lynch Systems’ assets.
 
 
During the Company’s 2007 annual review of financial results and application of financial controls, management identified that an impairment of certain assets of one of its subsidiaries, Lynch Systems, existed as of June 2007 primarily triggered by the Company’s sale of Lynch Systems.  The Company determined that there were impairment indicators in place as of June 2007 based upon criteria defined within SFAS No. 144 and that the carrying value of the identified asset group exceeded its estimated fair value as of June 30, 2007.  Accordingly, an impairment loss of $905,000, which represented the difference in carrying value of the Lynch Systems’ land and building and building improvements and the asset groups’ estimated fair value, was recorded.

Other Income (Expense), Net
 
Investment income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $1,526,000 compared to $1,752,000 for 2006.  The decrease of $226,000 was due to fewer marketable securities sold resulting in reduced gains on sale of marketable securities in 2007.
 
Interest expense from continuing operations declined by $159,000 to $306,000 for the year ended December 31, 2007, compared with $465,000 for 2006, primarily due to a reduction in the level of debt outstanding during the year.
 
Gain on the sale of land for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $88,000 primarily due to a gain on the sale of land adjacent to our Orlando location that was not in use by the Company.
 
Income Taxes
 
The Company files consolidated federal income tax returns, which includes all subsidiaries.
 
The income tax expense for the year ended December 31, 2007 included provisions for foreign taxes totaling $135,000.  The income tax benefit for the year ended December 31, 2006 included a reduction to an income tax reserve of $492,000 offset by provisions for foreign taxes of $266,000.
 
Net Income (Loss)
 
Net (loss) for the year ended December 31, 2007 was ($2,554,000) compared with net income for the year ended December 31, 2006 of $956,000.  Basic and diluted income (loss) per share for the year ended December 31, 2007 was ($1.19) compared with $0.44 for year ended December 31, 2006.  Basic and diluted income (loss) per share from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2007 was ($0.26) compared with $1.37 for year ended December 31, 2006.  Basic and diluted loss per share from discontinued operations for the year ended December 31, 2007 was ($0.93) compared with ($0.92) for year ended December 31, 2006.
 
Backlog/New Orders
 
Total backlog of manufactured products at December 31, 2007 was $10,865,000, a $2,800,000 increase from the $8,065,000 backlog at December 31, 2006.  Backlog orders do not necessarily represent future guaranteed orders from customers. Customers may cancel or change their orders with little or no penalties.
 
Sale of Select Assets and Liabilities of Subsidiary and Discontinued Operations
 
In June 2007, the Company finalized its sale of certain assets and liabilities of Lynch Systems to a third party.  The assets sold included certain accounts receivable, inventory, machinery and equipment. The Buyer also assumed certain liabilities of Lynch Systems, including accounts payable, customer deposits and accrued warranties.  The result of the sale transaction was a loss of $982,000. Lynch Systems retained certain assets including the land, buildings and some equipment used in its operations and certain accounts receivable balances. The Company intends to sell the land, buildings and remaining equipment, which are classified as held and used in accordance with SFAS No. 144.
 
 
Revenue generated by the operations of Lynch Systems, now classified as Discontinued Operations, was $2,534,000 for 2007 and $7,751,000 for 2006, and the loss was ($1,999,000) for 2007 and ($1,990,000) for 2006.
 
Assets Being Marketed for Sale
 
During 2007, the Company decided to sell selected assets of its subsidiary, Lynch Systems.  These assets are included within the respective balances in property, plant and equipment in the consolidated balance sheet and they are considered held and used in accordance with SFAS No. 144.
 
Inflation Risk
 
In the two most recent years, the Company has had some exposures to the impact of inflationary risk.  The Company generally has been able to include some cost increases in its pricing but revenues and margins have been adversely impacted.
 
Most raw materials used in the production of MtronPTI products are available in adequate supply from a number of sources.  The prices of these raw materials are relatively stable.  However, some raw materials including printed circuit boards, quartz, and certain metals including steel, aluminum, silver, gold, tantalum and palladium, are subject to greater supply fluctuations and price volatility.
 
Liquidity And Capital Resources
 
The Company’s cash, cash equivalents and investments in marketable securities at December 31, 2007 totaled $5,281,000, a decrease of $1,854,000 over the prior year.  At December 31, 2006, the Company had $7,135,000 in cash (including $96,000 of restricted cash), cash equivalents, and investments.  The unrestricted cash and cash equivalents component increased by $804,000, from $4,429,000 at December 31, 2006 to $5,233,000 at December 31, 2007.
 
Cash used in operating activities from continuing operations was $993,000 in 2007, compared to $2,574,000 of cash used in operating activities in 2006.  The year to year change in operating cash flow from continuing operations of $1,581,000 was primarily due to a decrease in inventory of $924,000 in 2007 compared to an increase in inventory of $1,560,000 in 2006 as well as 2006 having payments made related to commitments and contingencies for settled legal actions of $859,000.
 
Investing activities from continuing operations provided $2,085,000 in cash during 2007 to the Company primarily comprised of $2,292,000 of proceeds from the sales of marketable securities.
 
Cash of $994,000 was used in financing activities from continuing operations during 2007 mainly as a result of $1,116,000 of long-term debt repayments and $321,000 of note repayments, offset by $443,000 in new borrowings.
 
At December 31, 2007, the Company’s consolidated working capital was $10,758,000 compared to $12,615,000 at December 31, 2006.  At December 31, 2007, the Company had consolidated current assets from continuing operations of $17,225,000 and consolidated current liabilities from continuing operations of $6,241,000.  The ratio of consolidated current assets to consolidated current liabilities was 2.66 to 1.0.  At December 31, 2006, the Company had consolidated current assets from continuing operations of $19,977,000 and consolidated current liabilities from continuing operations of $8,839,000, and a current ratio of 1.67 to 1.00.  The decrease in consolidated working capital is primarily due to the sales of Lynch Systems and the Company’s marketable securities, offset by payments made on long-term debt.
 
MtronPTI maintains its own short-term line credit facility.  In general, the credit facility is collateralized by property, plant and equipment, inventory, receivables and common stock of certain subsidiaries and contain certain covenants restricting distributions to the Company as well as various financial covenant restrictions.
 
 
At December 31, 2007, Mtron’s short-term credit facility with First National Bank of Omaha (“FNBO”) is $5,500,000, under which there is a revolving credit loan for $1,035,000.  The Revolving Loan bears interest at 30-day LIBOR plus 2.1% (6.92% at December 31, 2007).   On June 30, 2007, Mtron amended its credit agreement with FNBO which adjusted the interest rate and has a due date for its revolving loan principal amount of June 30, 2008 with interest only payments due monthly.
 
The Company had $4,465,000 of unused borrowing capacity under its revolving line of credit at December 31, 2007, compared to $6,744,000 at December 31, 2006. The Company believes that existing cash and cash equivalents, cash generated from operations and available borrowings under its subsidiaries’ lines of credit, including the proposed renewals, will be sufficient to meet its ongoing working capital and capital expenditure requirements for the next year.  The decrease in the available borrowing capacity is due to the line of credit previously associated with Lynch Systems no longer being available due to the sale of Lynch Systems.
 
On October 14, 2004, MtronPTI, entered into a Loan Agreement with FNBO.  The FNBO Loan Agreement provided for a loan in the amount of $2,000,000 (the “Term Loan”).  The FNBO Term Loan has been subsequently amended, with the most recent amendment date January 24, 2008.  Under the recent amendment, the Term Loan was for $1,409,848 and bears interest at 30-day LIBOR plus 2.1% and is repaid in monthly installments, with the then remaining principal balance plus accrued unpaid interest to be paid on January 24, 2013.  In January 2008, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement with FNBO fixing the interest rate at 5.60% through the life of the Term Loan amendment.
 
On September 30, 2005, MtronPTI entered into a Loan Agreement with RBC Centura Bank (“RBC”).  The RBC Term Loan Agreement provided for a loan in the amount of $3,040,000 (the “RBC Term Loan”).  The RBC Term Loan bears interest at LIBOR Base Rate plus 2.75% and is to be repaid in monthly installments based on a twenty year amortization, with the then remaining principal balance to be paid on the fifth anniversary of the RBC Term Loan.  The RBC Term Loan is secured by a mortgage on PTI’s premises.  In connection with this RBC Term Loan, MtronPTI entered into a five-year interest rate swap from which it will receive periodic payments at the LIBOR Base Rate and make periodic payments at a fixed rate of 7.51% with monthly settlement and rate reset dates.  The Company has designated this swap as a cash flow hedge in accordance with FASB 133 “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities”.  The fair value of the interest rate swap at December 31, 2007 is ($80,000) and is included in ”other accrued expenses” on the consolidated balance sheet and  $14,000 at December 31, 2006 and is included in “other assets” on the consolidated balance sheet.  The value is reflected in other comprehensive income (loss), net of any tax effect.
 
All outstanding obligations under the RBC Term Loan Agreement are collateralized by security interests in the assets of MtronPTI.  The Loan Agreement contains a variety of affirmative and negative covenants of types customary in an asset-based lending facility.  The Loan Agreement also contains financial covenants relating to maintenance of levels of minimal tangible net worth and working capital, and current, leverage and fixed charge ratios, restricting the amount of capital expenditures.
 
At December 31, 2007, the Company had $419,000 in current maturities of long-term debt.
 
Debt outstanding at December 31, 2007 included $3,024,000 of fixed rate debt at year-end weighted average interest rate of 7.38% (after considering the effect of the interest rate swap) and variable rate debt of $2,465,000 at a year end average rate of 7.10%.
 
The Board of Directors has adopted a policy of not paying cash dividends, a policy which is reviewed annually.  This policy takes into account the long-term growth objectives of the Company, especially in its acquisition program, stockholders’ desire for capital appreciation of their holdings and the current tax law disincentives for corporate dividend distributions.  Accordingly, no cash dividends have been paid since January 30, 1989 and none are expected to be paid in 2008.
 
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
In December 2006, the Company entered into a cashless collar transaction to protect itself against the volatility associated with the Company’s investment in marketable securities, which are designated as available for sale and accordingly, are marked to market.  Under the terms of the collar, which began on December 27, 2006 and had a March 27, 2007 expiration, the Company hedged all of its marketable securities and received protection from market fluctuations within a defined market price range.  The fair value of this collar at December 31, 2006 was de-minimis.  On March 27, 2007, the Company allowed the call to expire and exercised the put, thereby selling the stock at the option’s strike price.

Critical Accounting Policies
 
The Company’s significant accounting policies are described in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  The Company’s discussion and analysis of its financial condition and results of operations are based upon the Company’s consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.  The preparation of these financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.  On an on-going basis, the Company evaluates its estimates, including those related to the carrying value of inventories, realizability of outstanding accounts receivable, value of stock based compensation, and the provision for income taxes.  The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  In the past, actual results have not been materially different from the Company’s estimates.  However, results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
 
The Company has identified the following as critical accounting policies, based on the significant judgments and estimates used in determining the amounts reported in its consolidated financial statements:
 
Accounts Receivable
 
Accounts receivable on a consolidated basis consist principally of amounts due from both domestic and foreign customers.  Credit is extended based on an evaluation of the customer’s financial condition and collateral is not generally required.  Certain subsidiaries and business segments have credit sales to industries that are subject to cyclical economic changes.  The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts at a level that management believes is sufficient to cover potential credit losses.
 
The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our clients to make required payments.  We base our estimates on our historical collection experience, current trends, credit policy and relationship of our accounts receivable and revenues.  In determining these estimates, we examine historical write-offs of our receivables and review each customer’s account to identify any specific customer collection issues.  If the financial condition of our customers were to deteriorate, resulting in an impairment of their ability to make payment, additional allowances may be required.  Our failure to estimate accurately the losses for doubtful accounts and ensure that payments are received on a timely basis could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
 
 
Inventory Valuation
 
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market value.  At MtronPTI, inventories are valued using the first-in-first-out (FIFO) method for 70.5% of the inventory, and 29.5% is valued using last-in-first-out (LIFO). The Company reduces the value of its inventory to market value when the value is believed to be less than the cost of the item.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
Revenues are recognized upon shipment when title passes.  Shipping costs are included in manufacturing cost of sales. The Company believes that recognizing revenue at time of shipment is appropriate because the Company’s sales policies meet the four criteria of SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104, which are: (i) persuasive evidence that an arrangement exists, (ii) delivery has occurred, (iii) the seller’s price to the buyer is fixed and determinable, and (iv) collectibility is reasonably assured.

Income Taxes
 
The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No.  109, “Accounting for Income Taxes,” which requires recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns.  A valuation allowance is recorded for deferred tax assets whose realization is not considered more likely than not.  As of December 31, 2007 a valuation allowance of $3,504,000 was recorded compared with a valuation allowance of $1,376,000 recorded at December 31, 2006.  The increase of $2,128,000 is due to the continuing losses recognized by the Company.
 
The carrying value of the Company’s net deferred tax asset at December 31, 2007 and 2006 is $111,000.  This is equal to the amount of the Company’s carry-forward alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) at such dates.
 
The calculation of tax assets and liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax regulations in several different tax jurisdictions.  The Company evaluates the exposure associated with the various filing positions and records estimated reserves for probable exposures.  Based on the Company’s evaluation of current tax positions, it believes that it has appropriately accrued for probable exposures.
 
Effective January 1, 2007, the Company adopted the provisions of FASB Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109” (“FIN 48”).  FIN 48 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise's financial statements in accordance with SFAS 109. The Interpretation prescribes a recognition and measurement method for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. The Interpretation also provides guidance on recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition.  We consider many factors when evaluating and estimating our tax positions and tax benefits, which may require periodic adjustments and which may not accurately forecast actual outcomes.  Based on a review of our tax positions, the Company was not required to record a liability for unrecognized tax benefits as a result of adopting FIN 48 on January 1, 2007.  Further, there has been no change during the year ended December 31, 2007.  Accordingly, we have not accrued any interest and penalties through December 31, 2007.

Stock Based Compensation
 
The Company adopted the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No.  123R, “Share-Based Payments” (“SFAS No.  123-R”) beginning January 1, 2006, using the modified prospective transition method.  SFAS 123-R requires the Company to measure the cost of employee services in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award and to recognize cost over the requisite service period.  Under the modified prospective transition method, financial statements for periods prior to the date of adoption are not adjusted for the change in accounting.  However, the compensation expense is recognized for (a) all share-based payment granted after the effective date under SFAS 123R, and (b) all awards granted under SFAS 123 to employees prior to the effective date that remain unvested on the effective date.  The Company recognizes compensation expense on fixed awards with pro rata vesting on a straight-line basis over the service period.
 
 
The Company estimates the fair value of stock-based compensation on the grant date using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model. The Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model requires subjective assumptions, including future stock price volatility and expected time to exercise, which greatly affect the calculated values.  There is no expected dividend rate.  Historical Company information was the primary basis for the expected volatility assumption.  Prior years grants were calculated using historical volatility as the Company believes that the historical volatility over the life of the option is more indicative of the options expected volatility in the future.  The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon rates with a remaining term equal to the expected term of the option. SFAS 123-R also requires forfeitures to be estimated at the time of grant and revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates.  Based on past history of actual performance, a zero forfeiture rate has been assumed.
 
Recent Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS 157”). SFAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. This statement is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and interim periods within those years. However, on November 14, 2007, the FASB provided a one-year deferral of the implementation for other nonfinancial assets and liabilities. The standard is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities—including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115” (“SFAS 159”). SFAS 159 permits entities to elect to measure eligible financial instruments at fair value. An entity shall report unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option has been elected in earnings at each subsequent reporting date, and recognize upfront costs and fees related to those items in earnings as incurred and not deferred. This statement is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007. The provisions of this standard will be effective for the Company’s 2008 fiscal year. The standard is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141(R), “Business Combinations” (“SFAS 141(R)”). SFAS 141(R) expands the definition of transactions and events that qualify as business combinations; requires that the acquired assets and liabilities, including contingencies, be recorded at the fair value determined on the acquisition date and changes thereafter reflected in earnings, not goodwill; changes the recognition and timing for restructuring costs; and requires acquisition costs to be expensed as incurred. Adoption of SFAS 141(R) is required for combinations occurring in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008. Early adoption and retroactive application of SFAS 141(R) to fiscal years preceding the effective date are not permitted.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Financial Statements” (“SFAS 160”). SFAS 160 re-characterizes minority interests in consolidated subsidiaries as non-controlling interests and requires the classification of minority interests as a component of equity. Under SFAS 160, a change in control will be measured at fair value, with any gain or loss recognized in earnings. The effective date for SFAS 160 is for annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Early adoption and retroactive application of SFAS 160 to fiscal years preceding the effective date are not permitted. We currently do not have significant minority interests in our consolidated subsidiaries.
 
In March 2008, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 161 “Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (“SFAS 161”). This new standard enhances disclosure requirements for derivative instruments in order to provide users of financial statements with an enhanced understanding of (i) how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, (ii) how derivative instruments and related hedged items are accounted for under Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activitiesand its related interpretations and (iii) how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entity’s financial position, financial performance and cash flows. SFAS 161 is to be applied prospectively for the first annual reporting period beginning on or after November 15, 2008. The Company is currently assessing the impact of the adoption of SFAS No. 161 on its consolidated financial statements.
 
 
Item 7A.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 8.  Financial Statements And Supplementary Data.
 
Our consolidated financial statements and the related notes to the financial statements called for by this item appear under Item 15 of this annual report on Form 10-K beginning on page 38.
 
Item 9.  Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.
 
None.
 
Item 9A(T).  Controls and Procedures.
 
Evaluation of our Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e)) as of December 31, 2007. Based on this evaluation, management has concluded that as of December 31, 2007, such disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.
 
The Company did not effectively communicate and implement the Company’s compliance program. Specifically, internal controls were not properly identified, communicated and implemented by the responsible personnel across the Company in a timely manner. As a result, the Company had operating deficiencies primarily due to undocumented evidence of the review and approval of key internal controls. Our risk oversight function lacked enterprise-wide direction and coordination with senior management in rolling out the Company’s compliance program.
 
Management’s Report on Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting
 
Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting.  Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, management assessed the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2007 based on the guidance for smaller companies in using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Controls – Integrated Framework as it relates to the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.  Based on that assessment, management has concluded that the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting were not effective as of December 31, 2007 to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of its financial reporting and the preparation of its financial statements for external purposes in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. As a result of its assessment of our internal control over financial reporting, management identified the material weaknesses discussed below.
 
 Material weaknesses were found in the following areas:
 
·
Inadequate Entity-Level Controls - The Company did not effectively communicate and implement the Company’s compliance program. Specifically, key internal controls were not identified, communicated and implemented by the responsible personnel across the Company in a timely manner. As a result, the Company had operating deficiencies primarily due to undocumented evidence of the review and approval of key internal controls.
 
·
Enterprise-Wide Risk Oversight - Our risk oversight function lacked enterprise-wide direction and coordination with senior management in rolling out the Company’s compliance program.
 
 
·
Financial Statement Close and Reporting Process - We had inadequate procedures and personnel to reasonably ensure that accurate, reliable quarterly financial statements were prepared and reviewed on a timely basis.
 
·
Inventory Controls – The Company did not have documented evidence of the review and approval of key internal controls related to the following sub processes:
 
 
o
Inventory Valuation
 
 
o
Inventory Receiving
 
 
o
Inventory Obsolescence
 
·
Information Technology Company-Level Internal Controls - We did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting related to information technology applications and infrastructure. Specifically, we identified material weaknesses relating to our information technology company-level controls concerning:
 
 
o
System and Program Change Management
 
 
o
Logical Access to Programs and Data
 
This Annual Report does not include an attestation report of our independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting.  Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our independent registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report.
 
Plans for Remediation of Material Weaknesses
 
Management is currently addressing each of the material weaknesses in internal controls, and is committed to remediating them as soon as possible. Management will devote significant time and resources to the remediation effort. Management’s remediation plans include the following:
 
·
Financial Management - We have hired a new Chief Financial Officer and a new Corporate Controller who have accounting, internal control and financial reporting expertise. In addition, management has hired external consultants to assist in the review of our internal control over financial reporting.
 
·
Review of Internal Controls - Management has engaged external consultants to assist in reviewing our internal controls with the intent of improving the design and operating effectiveness of controls and processes.
 
·
Development of Compliance Program - Management is in the process of hiring external consultants to assist in the development and implementation of a compliance program specific to our needs.
 
·
Improving Information Technology Company-Level Internal Controls – We are developing mitigating controls to offset material weaknesses in system and program change management, and system access to be implemented with our current ERP system.   We are also developing and implementing a new ERP strategy solution. We need to perform the following steps, which we expect to take approximately 12 months:
 
 
o
Current state analysis of our systems from an internal control and business needs perspective.
 
 
o
Select an ERP solution, incorporating required re-engineering processes and controls.
 
 
o
Data conversion and implementation testing.
 
 
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
 
There were no significant changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
  Item 9B.  Other Information.
 
Not applicable.
 
 
PART III
 
Item 10.  Directors and Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.
 
The following table sets forth information regarding the members of our Board of Directors and our executive officers.
 
Our Board of Directors currently consists of ten members, all of whom are Independent Directors under the listing standards of the American Stock Exchange (the “AMEX”) and applicable SEC rules.  Pursuant to our Certificate of Incorporation, each of our Directors is elected annually by our stockholders to serve until the next annual meeting or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualifies.  Our By-Laws provide that our Board of Directors shall consist of no fewer than five and no more than 13 members.
 
Biographical summaries of the members of our Board of Directors and our executive officers as of May 5, 2008 are set forth below.  All such information regarding our Board of Directors has been furnished to the Company by the individual Directors.

Directors

Name
 
Age
 
Served as Director From
 
Offices and Positions Held With the Company, Business Experience and Principal Occupation For Last Five Years, and Directorships in Public Corporations and Investment Companies
Marc Gabelli
 
40
 
2003
 
Chairman of the Company (September 2004 to present); Managing Director (1996 to 2004) and President (2004 to present), GGCP, Inc., a private corporation that makes investments for its own account and is the parent company of GAMCO Investors, Inc., a NYSE listed provider of financial advisory services; President of Gemini Capital Management LLC; President of the general partner of Venator Merchant Fund, LP.
             
Timothy Foufas
 
39
 
2007
 
Vice Chairman of the Company (August 2007 to Present); Managing Partner, Plato Foufas & Co. (2005 to present), a financial services    company; President, Levalon Properties (2007 to present), a real estate property management company; Senior Vice President, Bayshore Management Co. (2005 to 2006); Director of Investments, Liam Ventures (2000 to 2005), a private equity investment firm.
             
E. Val Cerutti
 
67
 
1990
 
Business Consultant (1992 to present); Consulting Vice Chairman  (2006 to present) and President and Chief Operating Officer (1975 to 1992), Stella D’Oro Biscuit Co., Inc., producer of bakery products; Director or Trustee of four registered investment companies included within the Gabelli Funds Mutual Fund Complex (1990 to present); Director, Approach, Inc. (1999 to 2005), a private company providing computer consulting services; former Chairman of Board of Trustees, Fordham Preparatory School.
             
Peter DaPuzzo
 
67
 
2006
 
Retired; Senior Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald LP (2002 to 2005); Co-President, Institutional Equity Division 2002-2005; President, Institutional Equity Division 1998-2002; Senior Managing Director 1993-1998. Former Chairman, National Organization of Investment Professionals, an industry group of senior managers from institutional investors and broker-dealers. Former Chairman of Securities Industry Association [SIA] Trading Committee. Former Chairman of Securities Traders Association [STA]; Advisor to Board of Directors for The Shelter for the Homeless Stamford, Connecticut;. Member of the National Italian American Foundation; Member of the Greenwich Roundtable.
 
 
             
Avrum Gray
 
72
 
1999
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, G-Bar Limited Partnership and affiliates (1982 to present), proprietary computer based derivative arbitrage trading companies; Chairman of the Board, Lynch Systems, Inc., (1997 to 2001); Director, Nashua Corp. (2001 to present), a NASDAQ listed manufacturer of paper products and labels; Director, SL Industries, Inc. (2001 to present), an AMEX listed manufacturer of power and data quality equipment and systems; Director, Material Sciences Corporation (2003 to present), a NYSE listed provider of material-based solutions for electronic, acoustical, thermal and coated metal applications; Director, Lynch Interactive Corporation (2006), an operator of independent telephone companies and television stations; member, Illinois Institute of Technology Financial Markets and Trading Advisory Board; former member, Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Overseers  MBA Program; former Chairman, Chicago Presidents Organization; Board of Trustees,  Spertus Institute (former Chairman of the Board), Trustee Lyric Opera of Chicago; former  Presidential Appointee to The U.S. Dept. of Commerce ISAC 16.
             
Patrick J. Guarino
 
65
 
2006
 
Business Consultant (2005 to present); Managing Partner of Independent Board Advisory Services, LLC (2002 to 2005) a corporate governance consulting firm; Retired Executive Vice President, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (1996 to 2000), a NYSE, Fortune 200, international petroleum refining and marketing company; Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ultramar Corporation (1992 to 1996) a NYSE, Fortune 200, international petroleum and marketing company; Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ultramar PLC, (1986 to 1992), a London Stock Exchange listed international, integrated  oil company.
 
             
Jeremiah Healy
 
65
 
2008
 
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, the LGL Group, Inc. (December 2006 to December 24, 2007) and Chief Financial Officer, The LGL Group, Inc. (September 2006 to March 20, 2007); Chairman of the Audit Committee, Infocrossing Inc., an outsourcer of computer software; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ge-Ray Holdings Company Inc. (1989 to 2005), a private manufacturer of knitted textiles.
             
Kuni Nakamura
 
39
 
2007
 
President, Advanced Polymer, Inc. (1990 to present), a privately held chemical manufacturer and distributor.
             
Anthony R. Pustorino, CPA
 
82
 
2002
 
Audit Committee Chairman of the Company; Retired; Professor Emeritus, Pace University (2001 to present); Professor of Accounting, Pace University   (1965 to 2001); former Assistant Chairman, Accounting Department, Pace University; President and Shareholder, Pustorino, Puglisi & Co., P.C., CPAs  (1961 to 1989); Instructor, Fordham    University    (1961-1965); Assistant Controller, Olivetti-Underwood Corporation (1957 to 1961); CPA, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell  & Co., CPAs  (1953 to 1957); former Chairman, Board of Directors, New York State   Board  for  Public Accountancy;   former  Chairman,  CPA  Examination Review  Board  of  National  Association  of State Boards of Accountancy;  former member,  Council of  American Institute    of    Certified    Public Accountants;  former  Vice  President,  Treasurer, Director  and member,  Executive  Committee of New York   State    Society   of   Certified    Public Accountants;   current   Director  and Audit Committee Chairman of various investment companies within the Gabelli Mutual Funds Complex.
 
 
             
Javier Romero
 
34
 
2007
 
Managing Director of GSF Capital (2007 topresent)Head of Corporate Finance & Strategy practice (2000 to 2007), Arthur D. Little, consulting firm; International consultant for the World Bank in Washington DC (1999 to 2000); attorney, Arthur Andersen Law Firm, based in Spain and specializing in corporate law (1996 to 1998).
 
 
Executive Officers
         
Name
 
Age
 
Offices and Positions Held With the Company, Business Experience and Principal Occupation For Last Five Years
Robert Zylstra
 
60
 
President and Chief Executive Officer, The LGL Group, Inc. (December 24, 2007 to present); Senior Vice President of Operations of The LGL Group, Inc. (September 2006 to present); President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, M-tron Industries, Ltd. (January 2000 to present); President and Chairman of the Board of The LGL Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, Piezo Technology, Inc. (October 2004 to present); and Chairman of the Board of the LGL Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, Piezo Technology India Private Ltd. (October 2004 to present).
         
Harold D. Castle
 
60
 
Chief Financial Officer, The LGL Group, Inc. (December 24, 2007 to present); financial and accounting consultant (August 2004 to December 2007); Chief Financial Officer of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P (March 2002 to March 2003); Director - Capgemeni Ernst & Young Consulting, May 2000 to September 2001; Director - Ernst & Young, L.L.P., November 1993 to May 2000.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
 
Section 16(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, requires the Company's directors, executive officers and holders of more than 10% of the Company's Common Stock to file with the SEC and the AMEX initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in the ownership of Common Stock and other equity securities of the Company.  Such persons are required to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) filings.
 
Based solely upon a review of the copies of the forms furnished to the Company, the Company believes that its officers and directors complied with all applicable filing requirements during the 2007 fiscal year except as set forth below:
 
On April 27, 2007, Peter J. DaPuzzo filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering a series of transactions that occurred on March 27, and April 5, 2007.
 
On May 25, 2007, Peter J. DaPuzzo filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering a series of transactions that occurred on May 22, and 23, 2007.
 
On May 29, 2007, Patrick J. Guarino filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering a series of transactions that occurred on April 4, 2007.
 
On January 4, 2008, E. Val Cerutti filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering one transaction that occurred on December 31, 2007.
 
On January 4, 2008, Peter J. DaPuzzo filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering one transaction that occurred on December 31, 2007.
 
 
On January 7, 2008, Javier Romero filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering one transaction that occurred on December 31, 2007.
 
On January 14, 2008, Marc Gabelli filed a Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 4 covering one transaction that occurred on December 31, 2007 and one transaction that occurred on January 10, 2008.
 
Code of Ethics

The Company has adopted a code of ethics as part of its Amended and Restated Business Conduct Policy, which applies to all employees of the Company, including its principal executive, financial and accounting officers.  The Company’s Code of Ethics for Senior Executive Personnel is available on its website, www.lglgroup.com.

Audit Committee

The members of our Audit Committee are Messrs. Pustorino, Cerutti, DaPuzzo, Gray and Healy.  The Board of Directors has determined that all audit committee members are financially literate and independent under the current listing standards of the AMEX.  Mr. Pustorino serves as Chairman of our Audit Committee, and the Board of Directors has determined that he qualifies as the Audit Committee financial expert, as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is independent as defined by the rules of AMEX.

Item 11.  Executive Compensation.
 
Summary Compensation Table

The following table sets forth information with respect to compensation earned by the named executive officers:


Name and Principal Position
Year
Salary
Bonus
Stock Awards
Option Awards
Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings
All Other Compensation
Total
   
($)
($)
($)
($)
($)
($)
($)
                 
Robert Zylstra (1)
Chief Executive Officer
 
2007
2006
186,500
183,750
154,554
154,554
82,500(2)
164,000 (3)
341,054
584,804
Harold D. Castle (4)
Chief Financial Officer
 
2007
2,615
2,615
Jeremiah Healy (5)
2007
2006
 
185,000
60,280
82,500(6)
185,000
142,780
Steven Pegg (7)
 
2007
133,950
77,200(8)
211,150

(1)
Mr. Zylstra has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since December 24, 2007.  Mr. Zylstra was elected as Senior Vice President of Operations of the Company as of September 5, 2006.  Mr. Zylstra’s salary is paid by M-tron Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, where he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer since January 24, 2000.

(2)
On September 5, 2006, the Company granted Mr. Zylstra 10,000 shares of restricted stock under the Company’s 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.  Mr. Zylstra currently exercises full voting rights with respect to such restricted stock, which shall vest as follows:  5,000 shares on September 5, 2007 and 1,250 shares on each of December 5, 2007, March 5, 2008, June 5, 2008 and September 5, 2008.

(3)
Mr. Zylstra has an agreement entitling him to 3% of the increase in the economic value of the Company from January 1, 2000 through the end of the last fiscal quarter next preceding termination of his employment.  For additional information regarding Mr. Zylstra’s potential payments upon termination, please see “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” below.
 
 
(4)
Mr. Castle has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since December 24, 2007.

(5)
Mr. Healy served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2007 to December 24, 2007.  Mr. Healy also served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer from September 5, 2006 to March 19, 2007.  Mr. Healy has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since December 24, 2007.

(6)
On September 5, 2006, the Company granted Mr. Healy 10,000 shares of restricted stock under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.  Mr. Healy exercised full voting rights with respect to such shares of restricted stock, which were set to vest as follows: 5,000 shares on September 5, 2007 and 1,250 shares on each of December 5, 2007, March 5, 2008, June 5, 2008 and September 5, 2008.  When Mr. Healy resigned from his positions with the Company on December 24, 2007, he forfeited the 3,750 shares that had not yet vested.

(7)
Mr. Pegg served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer from March 30, 2007 to December 24, 2007.

(8)
On March 20, 2007, the Company granted Mr. Pegg 10,000 shares of restricted stock under the Company’s 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.  Mr. Pegg exercised full voting rights with respect to such shares of restricted stock, which were set to vest as follows: 5,000 shares on March 20, 2008 and 1,250 shares on each of June 20, 2008, September 20, 2008, December 20, 2008 and March 20, 2009.  When Mr. Pegg resigned from his positions with the Company on December 24, 2007, he forfeited all 10,000, none of which had vested.

Employment Agreements

Harold D. Castle

Effective December 17, 2007, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Castle to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer (the “Castle Employment Agreement”).  Under the Castle Employment Agreement, Mr. Castle is to receive a salary of $136,000 per annum and is eligible to receive a discretionary bonus of at least 30% of his base salary and participate in the Company's incentive plans.

Jeremiah Healy

Effective September 5, 2006, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Healy to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer (the “Healy Employment Agreement”).  Under the Healy Employment Agreement, Mr. Healy received a salary of $185,000 per annum and was eligible to receive a discretionary annual bonus of $50,000.  In addition, upon commencement of his employment, Mr. Healy received a one-time grant of 10,000 shares of restricted common stock pursuant to the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.

Steven Pegg

Effective March 20, 2007, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Pegg to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer (the “Pegg Employment Agreement”).  Under the Pegg Employment Agreement, Mr. Pegg received a salary of $175,000 per annum and was eligible to participate in the Company's executive benefit and compensation plans.  In addition, upon commencement of his employment, Mr. Pegg received a one-time grant of 10,000 shares of restricted common stock pursuant to the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.
 
 
Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

The following table presents information regarding unexercised options, stock that has not vested and equity incentive plan awards for each named executive officer as of the end of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007:

Name
Stock Awards
Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
(#)
Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
($)
     
Robert Zylstra
 
3,750(1)
25,500
Harold D. Castle
 
--
--
Jeremiah Healy
 
--
--
Steven Pegg
 
--
--

(1)
On September 5, 2006, the Company granted Mr. Zylstra 10,000 shares of restricted stock under the Company’s 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.  Mr. Zylstra currently exercises full voting rights with respect to such restricted stock, which shall vest as follows: 5,000 shares on September 5, 2007 and 1,250 shares on each of December 5, 2007, March 5, 2008, June 5, 2008 and September 5, 2008.

Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change In Control

On January 7, 1999, MtronPTI entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Zylstra to serve as MtronPTI’s President and Chief Executive Officer (the “Zylstra Agreement”).  The Zylstra Agreement entitles Mr. Zylstra to 3% of the increase in the economic value of MtronPTI from January 1, 2000 through the end of the last fiscal quarter next preceding termination of his employment (the “Valuation Date”).  The economic value of MtronPTI at January 1, 2000 is deemed to be 7.5 times the Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) (plus cash and marketable securities and minus debt) of MtronPTI for the year ended December 31, 1999, and the economic value of MtronPTI at the Valuation Date will be deemed to be 7.5 times the EBITDA (plus cash and marketable securities and minus debt) of MtronPTI for the 12 months ended on the Valuation Date.  At MtronPTI’s option, the amount of the benefit shall be payable either (i) in cash in three equal installments payable on the first, second and third anniversary dates of the termination of Mr. Zylstra’s employment (any such deferred payments shall bear interest at an annual rate equal to 8%, which interest shall be payable in arrears on each said anniversary date), or (ii) in the Company’s common stock, valued at the average closing market price thereof for the 10 trading days on which the Company’s common stock traded prior to the date of the payment.  Any sale by the Company of all or substantially all of its assets, in each case other than to an affiliate of the Company, will be deemed to be a termination of Mr. Zylstra’s employment effective as of the date of such event.
 
 
DIRECTOR COMPENSATION

The following table sets forth information with respect to compensation earned by or awarded to each Director of the Company who is not a named executive officer and who served on the Board of Directors during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007:

Name
Fees Earned or
Paid in Cash
Stock Awards
Total
 
($)
($)
($)
Marc Gabelli
100,000(1)
100,000(1)
Peter DaPuzzo
37,750
10,003(4)
47,753
Timothy Foufas(2)
23,500
10,003(4)
33,503
E. Val Cerutti
36,500
10,003(4)
46,503
Avrum Gray
38,750
10,003(4)
48,753
Patrick J. Guarino
33,250
10,003(4)
43,253
Jeremiah Healy(3)
Kuni Nakamura(2)
23,500
10,003(4)
33,503
Anthony R. Pustorino, CPA
40,250
10,003(4)
50,253
Javier Romero(2)
21,500
10,003(4)
31,503
 
(1)
Mr. Gabelli has elected to defer the payment of his annual fee to a later date.

(2)
Elected effective April 3, 2007; paid for the second, third and fourth quarters of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

(3)
Elected effective December 24, 2007; no fees were earned nor paid and no awards were granted during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

(4)
On December 31, 2007, eight members of the Board of Directors were granted 1,471 shares each of restricted common stock under the Company’s 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.

Director Compensation Arrangements

A director who is an employee of the Company is not compensated for services as a member of the Board of Directors or any committee thereof.  In 2007, Directors who were not employees received (i) a cash retainer of $5,000 per quarter; (ii) a fee of $2,000 for each meeting of the Board of Directors attended in person or telephonically that had a duration of at least one hour during January through September, 2007, (iii) a fee of $1,000 for each meeting of the Board of Directors attended in person or telephonically during October through December 2007; (iv) a fee of $1,500 for each audit Committee meeting attended in person or telephonically that had a duration of at least one hour; and (v) a fee of $750 for each Compensation Committee, Audit Committee or Nominating Committee meeting attended in person.  The Audit Committee Chairman received an additional $4,000 annual cash retainer and the Nominating Committee Chairman and Compensation Committee Chairman received additional $2,000 annual retainers.  On August 28, 2007, the Audit Committee Chairman fee was changed to $3,000; the Compensation Committee Chairman fee was changed to $2,000, and the Nominating Committee Chairman fee was changed to $1,000.  In 2007, Marc Gabelli, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, was entitled to receive a $100,000 annual fee, payable in equal quarterly installments, but Mr. Gabelli elected to defer payment of his annual fee for 2007 to a later date.

For fiscal 2008, as 50% of their base compensation, Directors will receive grants of restricted common stock in an amount of $10,000 (the number of such shares determined by dividing $10,000 by the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date), such shares to vest ratably at the end of each quarterly period during fiscal 2008.  Each Director will exercise full voting rights with respect to such shares as of the grant date.  Once vested, such shares will not be transferable until the earliest to occur of Director’s resignation from the Board of Directors or any other termination of the Director’s membership thereon, or a change of control, as defined in the 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.  Pursuant to this arrangement, on December 31, 2007, eight members of the Board of Directors were granted 1,471 shares each of restricted common stock under the Company’s 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.

 
 
Item 12.  Security Ownership Of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.
 
The following table sets forth information regarding the number of shares of our common stock beneficially owned on May 5, 2008, by:
 
 
·
each person who is known by us to beneficially own 5% or more of our common stock;
 
 
·
each of our directors and named executive officers; and
 
 
·
all of our directors and executive officers, as a group.
 
Except as otherwise set forth below, the address of each of the persons listed below is: The LGL Group, Inc., 2525 Shader Road, Orlando, FL 32804.  Unless otherwise indicated, the common stock beneficially owned by a holder includes shares owned by a spouse, minor children and relatives sharing the same home, as well as entities owned or controlled by the named person, and also includes shares subject to options to purchase our common stock exercisable within 60 days after May 5, 2008.  Except as otherwise indicated, the shareholders listed in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to their shares.
 
 
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner
 
Common Stock
Beneficially Owned (1)
 
   
Shares
   
%
 
5% or Greater Stockholders:
           
             
Mario J. Gabelli(2)
    366,874       16.9  
Bulldog Investors, Phillip Goldstein and Andrew Dakos(3)
    188,299       8.7  
                 
Directors and Executive Officers:
               
                 
Marc Gabelli
    539,354 (4)     24.7  
Robert R. Zylstra
    10,400 (5)     *  
Harold D. Castle
           
E. Val Cerutti
    2,916 (6)     *  
Peter DaPuzzo
    10,071 (7)     *  
Timothy Foufas
    2,471 (7)     *  
Avrum Gray
    14,856 (8)     *  
Patrick J. Guarino
    3,471 (7)     *  
Jeremiah M. Healy
    7,500 (9)     *  
Kuni Nakamura
    2,471 (10)     *  
Anthony R. Pustorino
    4,475 (7)     *  
Javier Romero
    1,471 (7)     *  
                 
All executive officers and directors as a group (12 persons)(11)
    599,456       27.4  
 
____________
 
*           Less than 1% of outstanding shares.
 
(1)
The applicable percentage of ownership for each beneficial owner is based on 2,171,709 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of May 5, 2008.  Shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of options, warrants or other rights beneficially owned that are exercisable within 60 days are deemed outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of the person holding such securities and rights and all executive officers and directors as a group.
 
 
(2)
Includes (i) 244,396 shares of Common Stock owned directly by Mario J. Gabelli  (including 8,903 held for the benefit of Mario J. Gabelli under the Lynch Interactive Corporation 401(k) Savings Plan); (ii) 1,203 shares owned by a charitable foundation of which Mario J. Gabelli is a trustee; (iii) 96,756 shares owned by a limited partnership in which Mario J. Gabelli is the general partner and has an approximate 5% interest; and (iv) 24,519 shares owned by Lynch Interactive Corporation, of which Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman and the beneficial  officer of approximately 24% of the outstanding common stock.  Mario J. Gabelli disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares owned by such charitable foundation, by Lynch Interactive Corporation and by such limited partnership, except to the extent of his 5% interest in such limited partnership.  Mr. Gabelli’s business address is 401 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, New York 10580-1430.
 
(3)
Based solely on information contained in a report on Schedule 13D/A filed with the SEC on June 5, 2007 by Bulldog Investors, Phillip Goldstein and Andrew Dakos.  Mr. Goldstein and Mr. Dakos are investment  advisors and principals of Bulldog Investors.  The address of Bulldog Investors and Mr. Goldstein is 60 Heritage Drive, Pleasantville, NY 10570.  The address of Mr. Dakos is Park 80 West, Plaza Two, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.
 
(4)
Includes (i) 12,475 shares of Common Stock owned directly by Marc Gabelli and (ii) 506,879 shares beneficially owned by Venator Fund and Venator Global, LLC  (“Venator Global”) and 20,000 shares issuable upon the exercise of options held by Marc Gabelli at a $13.173 per share exercise price.  Venator Global, which is the sole general partner of Venator Fund, is deemed to have beneficial ownership of the securities owned beneficially by Venator Fund.  Marc Gabelli is the President of Venator Global.
 
(5)
Includes (i) 10,000 shares of restricted stock granted under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan and (ii) 400 shares jointly owned with Mr. Zylstra's wife, with whom he shares voting and investment power.
 
(6)
Includes 1,471 shares of restricted stock granted under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan and 1,445 shares jointly owned with Mr. Cerutti’s wife, with whom he shares voting and investment power.
 
(7)
Includes 1,471 shares of restricted stock granted under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.
 
(8)
Includes (i) 6,585 shares owned by Mr. Gray (including 1,471 shares of restricted stock granted under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan); (ii) 751 shares owned by a partnership of which Mr. Gray is the general partner; (iii) 2,407 shares owned by a partnership of which Mr. Gray is one of the general partners; (iv) 2,105 shares owned by Mr. Gray's wife; and (v) 3,008 shares owned by a partnership of which Mr. Gray's wife is one of the general partners.
 
(9)
Includes 1,250 shares of restricted stock granted under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.
 
(10)
Includes 1,471 shares of restricted stock granted under the Company's 2001 Equity Incentive Plan and 1,000 shares jointly owned with Mr. Nakamura’s wife, with whom he shares voting and investment power.
 
(11)
Consists of 579,456 shares of our common stock and 20,000 shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of stock options.
 
 
Equity Compensation Plan Information
 
See Part II, Item 5, “Equity Compensation Plan Information,” for information regarding the Company’s equity compensation plans.
 
Item 13.  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
 
Transactions With Related Persons
 
None.
 
Director Independence
 
As required under AMEX rules, a majority of the members of a listed company’s Board of Directors must qualify as “independent,” as affirmatively determined by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors of the Company has determined that all of the Directors are independent within the meaning of AMEX rules.
 
Additionally, AMEX rules require that each listed company’s Board of Directors must have an audit committee of at least three members, each of whom must qualify as “independent” within the meaning of AMEX rules applicable to audit committee members.  The Company’s Audit Committee currently has five members, Messrs. Pustorino (Chairman), Cerutti, DaPuzzo, Gray and Healy and the Board of Directors has determined that all audit committee members are “independent” within the meaning of the AMEX rules applicable to audit committee members.
 
 
Item 14.  Principal Accounting Fees and Services.
 
In July 2007, the Company changed its independent registered public accounting firm from Ernst & Young LLP to J.H. Cohn LLP.  During 2007, Ernst & Young LLP reviewed the Company’s financial statements included in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.  Starting with the second quarter ended June 30, 2007, J.H. Cohn LLP reviewed the Company’s financial statements included in the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. In addition, J.H. Cohn LLP audited the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2007 and has reported the results of its audit to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
 
Audit Fees
 
The aggregate audit fees billed and reasonably expected to be billed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 by J.H. Cohn LLP totaled $575,000.  The aggregate audit fees billed for each of the last two fiscal years by Ernst & Young LLP were $47,250 for 2007 and $436,800 for 2006.  Audit fees include services relating to auditing the Company’s annual financial statements, reviewing the financial statements included in the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and certain accounting consultations.
 
Audit-Related Fees
 
The aggregate audit-related fees billed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 by J.H. Cohn LLP was $0.  The aggregate audit related fees billed for each of the last two fiscal years by Ernst & Young LLP totaled $35,700 for 2007 and $24,000 for 2006.  Audit related fees include services relating to employee benefit plans.
 
Tax Fees
 
The aggregate tax fees billed for each of the last two fiscal years by J.H. Cohn LLP was $0.  The aggregate tax fees billed for each of the last two fiscal years by Ernst & Young LLP totaled $12,175 for 2007 and $25,000 for 2006.  Tax fees include services performed relating to tax compliance and customs services.
 
All Other Fees
 
The Company was not billed for any other services by J.H. Cohn LLP during 2007.  The Company was not billed for any other services by Ernst & Young LLP during 2007 or 2006.
 
Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures
 
The Audit Committee policy and procedures for the pre-approval of audit and non-audit services rendered by our independent auditors are reflected in the Audit Committee Charter.  The Audit Committee Charter provides that the Audit Committee shall pre-approve all audit and non-audit services provided by the independent auditors and shall not engage the independent auditors to perform the specific non-audit services proscribed by law or regulation.  The Audit Committee may delegate pre-approval authority to a member of the Audit Committee.  The decisions of any Committee member to whom pre-approval authority is delegated must be presented to the full Committee at its next scheduled meeting.
 
 
The Audit Committee determined that the rendering of the services other than audit services by J.H. Cohn LLP and Ernst & Young LLP is compatible with maintaining J.H. Cohn LLP’s and Ernst & Young LLP's independence.
 
All audit-related and tax services performed by our independent auditors were pre-approved by the Audit Committee.
 
 
PART IV
 
Item 15.  Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
 
(a)           The following documents are filed as part of this annual report on Form 10-K:
 
(1)                               Financial Statements:
Page No.
   
Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms
42
Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2007 and 2006 (Restated)
44
Consolidated Statements of Operations -- Years ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (Restated)
45
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity -- Years ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (Restated)
46
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows -- Years ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (Restated)
47
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
49
   
(2)  Exhibits
38

All other schedules not included with this additional financial data are not applicable or the required information is included in the financial statements or notes thereto, and therefore have been omitted.
 
EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No
 
Description
     
3 (a)
 
Certificate of Incorporation of The LGL Group, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 31, 2007).
     
(b)
 
The LGL Group, Inc. By-Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 31, 2007).
     
10 (a)
 
The LGL Group, Inc. 401(k) Savings Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(b) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 1995).
     
(b)
 
Directors Stock Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(o) to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1997).
     
(c)*
 
Employment Agreement, dated January 7, 1999, by and between M-tron Industries, Inc. and Robert R. Zylstra.
     
(d)
 
The LGL Group, Inc. 2001 Equity Incentive Plan adopted December 10, 2001 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4 to the Company’s Form S-8 Registration Statement filed on December 29, 2005.
     
(e)
 
Mortgage dated October 21, 2002 by Mortgagor, Mtron Industries, Inc., to Mortgagee, Yankton Area Progressive Growth, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(hh) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003).
 
 
     
(f)
 
Standard Loan Agreement by and between Mtron Industries, Inc. and Areawide Business Council, Inc., dated October 10, 2002 and Exhibits thereto (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(jj) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003).
     
(g)
 
Employment Agreement by and between Mtron Industries, Inc. and South Dakota Board of Economic Development, dated December 19, 2002 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(mm) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003).
     
(h)
 
Loan Agreement by and among Mtron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 20, 2004).
     
(i)
 
Unconditional Guaranty for Payment and Performance with First National Bank of Omaha (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 20, 2004).
     
(j)
 
Registration Rights Agreement by and between the Company and Venator Merchant Fund, L.P.  dated October 15, 2004 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 20, 2004).
     
(k)
 
Registration Rights Agreement by and between the Company and Venator Merchant Fund, L.P.  dated October 15, 2004 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 20, 2004).
     
 (l)
 
Loan Agreement, by and among M-Tron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and RBC Centura Bank, dated September 30, 2005 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 4, 2005).
     
 (m)
 
Unconditional Guaranty for Payment by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and RBC Centura Bank, dated September 30, 2005 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 4, 2005).
     
 (n)
 
First Amendment to the Loan Agreement by and among M-Tron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha, dated May 31, 2005 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report of on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2005).
     
(o)
 
Second Amendment to the Loan Agreement, dated June 30, 2006, by and among M-tron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha, and acknowledged and guaranteed by The LGL Group, Inc. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 7, 2006).
     
(p)
 
Third Amendment to the Loan Agreement, dated October 3, 2006, by and among M-tron Industries, Inc., Piezo Technology, Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha, and acknowledged and guaranteed by LGL Group, Inc. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 4, 2006).
     
(q)*
 
Form of Indemnification Agreement by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and its executive officers and directors.
     
 (r)
 
Asset Purchase Agreement, dated May 17, 2007, by and between Lynch Systems, Inc. and Olivotto Glass Technologies, S.P.A. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 25, 2007).
     
(s)
 
First Amendment to Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 22, 2007, by and between Lynch Systems, Inc. and Olivotto Glass Technologies, S.P.A. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 25, 2007).
 
 
     
(t)
 
Second Amendment to Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 31, 2007, by and between Lynch Systems, Inc. and Olivotto Glass Technologies, S.P.A. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2007).
     
(u)
 
Employment Agreement, dated December 24, 2007, by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and Harold D. Castle (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2007).
     
(v)*
 
Form of Restricted Stock Agreement by and between The LGL Group, Inc. and each of its Directors.
     
14
 
Amended and Restated Business Conduct Policy (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 14 to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004).
     
21
 
Subsidiaries of the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 21 to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004).
     
23.1*
 
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm – J.H. Cohn LLP.
     
23.2*
 
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm - Ernst & Young LLP.
 
   
31(a)*
 
Certification by Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
31(b)*
 
Certification by Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32(a)*
 
Certification by Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32(b)*
 
Certification by Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
_____________
* Filed herewith.
 
The Exhibits listed above have been filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission in conjunction with this Annual Report on Form 10-K or have been incorporated by reference into this Annual Report on Form 10-K.  The LGL Group, Inc. will furnish to each of its stockholders a copy of any such Exhibit for a fee equal to The LGL Group, Inc.’s cost in furnishing such Exhibit.  Requests should be addressed to the Office of the Secretary, The LGL Group, Inc., 2525 Shader Rd. Orlando, Florida 32804.
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.
 
   
THE LGL GROUP, INC.
     
     
May 13, 2008
 
BY:
/s/ Robert Zylstra
     
Robert Zylstra
     
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated:
 

SIGNATURE
 
CAPACITY
 
DATE
         
         
/s/ Harold D. Castle  
Chief Financial Officer
 
May 13, 2008
HAROLD D. CASTLE
 
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
   
         
   
Chairman of the Board of Directors
 
May 13, 2008
MARC J. GABELLI
       
         
/s/ Timothy Foufas  
Vice-Chairman of the
 
May 13, 2008
TIMOTHY FOUFAS
 
Board of Directors
   
         
/s/ E. Val Cerutti  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
E. VAL CERUTTI
       
         
/s/ Peter J. Dapuzzo  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
PETER J. DAPUZZO
       
         
/s/ Avrum Gray  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
AVRUM GRAY
       
         
/s/ Patrick J. Guarino  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
PATRICK J. GUARINO
       
         
/s/ Jeremiah M. Healy  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
JEREMIAH M. HEALY
       
         
/s/ Kuni Nakamura  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
KUNI NAKAMURA
       
         
/s/ Anthony Pustorino  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
ANTHONY PUSTORINO
       
         
/s/ Javier Romero  
Director
 
May 13, 2008
JAVIER ROMERO
       
 
 
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
The LGL Group, Inc.
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of The LGL Group, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2007, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended.  These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit.
 
We conducted our audit in accordance with the 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 audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of The LGL Group, Inc. and subsidiaries at December 31, 2007, and their consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
 
/s/  J.H. Cohn LLP
 
Roseland, New Jersey
 
May 12, 2008
 
 

 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
 The LGL Group, Inc.
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of The LGL Group, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2006, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended.    These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
 
We conducted our audit in accordance with the 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.  We were not engaged to perform an audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.  Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.  Accordingly, we express no such opinion.  An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.  We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of The LGL Group, Inc. at December 31, 2006, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
 
As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company restated certain amounts previously reported as of and for the year ended December 31, 2006.
 
 
/s/  Ernst & Young LLP
 
Providence, Rhode Island
March 29, 2007, except for Notes 2 and 13,
as to which the date is May 7, 2008
 
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts)
 
   
December 31,
 
Assets
 
2007
   
2006
(Restated)
 
Current Assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 5,233     $ 4,429  
Restricted cash (Note 1)
    --       96  
Investments - marketable securities (Note 1)
    48       2,610  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $415 and $132, respectively (Note 1)
    6,382       6,472  
Inventories (Note 3)
    5,181       6,105  
Prepaid expense and other assets
    381       265  
Assets of Discontinued Operations
    5       3,788  
Total Current Assets
    17,230       23,765  
Property, Plant and Equipment (Note 1)
               
Land
    698       855  
Buildings and improvements
    5,020       5,770  
Machinery and equipment
    12,541       12,010  
Total Property, Plant and Equipment
    18,259       18,635  
Less: Accumulated depreciation
    (13,196 )     (12,034 )
Net Property, Plant, and Equipment
    5,063       6,601  
Deferred Income Taxes (Notes 1 and 8)
    111       111  
Other assets
    472       508  
Total Assets
  $ 22,876     $ 30,985  
                 
Liabilities And Shareholders' Equity
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Note payable to bank (Note 4)
  $ 1,035     $ 1,356  
Trade accounts payable
    2,535       2,515  
Accrued compensation expense
    1,481       1,943  
Accrued professional fees
    51       385  
Other accrued expenses
    720       613  
Current maturities of long-term debt (Note 4)
    419       2,027  
Liabilities of Discontinued Operations
    231       2,311  
Total Current Liabilities
    6,472       11,150  
Long-term debt (Note 4)
    4,035       3,100  
Total Liabilities
    10,507       14,250  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies
               
                 
Shareholders' Equity
               
Common stock, $0.01 par value -- 10,000,000 shares authorized; 2,188,510 shares issued for 2007 and 2006; 2,167,202 and 2,154,702 shares outstanding for 2007 and 2006, respectively
    22       22  
Additional paid-in capital
    20,921       21,081  
Accumulated deficit
    (8,066 )     (5,512 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (Note 9)
    (101 )     1,790  
Treasury stock, at cost, of 21,308 and 33,808 shares, respectively
    (407 )     (646 )
Total Shareholders' Equity
    12,369       16,735  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
  $ 22,876     $ 30,985  

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts)
 
   
Years Ended December 31
 
   
2007
   
2006
(Restated)
 
Revenues
  $ 39,536     $ 41,549  
Costs and expenses:
               
Manufacturing cost of sales
    29,363       29,297  
Selling and administrative
    10,981       10,898  
Impairment loss on Lynch Systems’ assets
    905       --  
Operating Profit (Loss)
    (1,713 )     1,354  
Other income (expense):
               
Investment income
    1,526       1,752  
Interest expense
    (306 )     (465 )
Gain on sale of land
    88       --  
Other income
    (15 )     79  
Total other income
    1,293       1,366  
Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes
    (420 )     2,720  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
    (135 )     226  
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
    (555 )     2,946  
Discontinued Operations (Note 13):
               
Loss from discontinued operations
    (1,017 )     (1,990 )
Loss on sale of Lynch Systems
    (982 )     --  
                 
Loss from discontinued operations
    (1,999 )     (1,990 )
                 
Net Income (Loss)
  $ (2,554 )   $ 956  
                 
Weighted average number of shares used in basic and diluted EPS calculation
    2,158,120       2,154,702  
Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share from continuing operations
  $ (0.26 )   $ 1.37  
Basic and diluted loss per common share from discontinued operations
  $ (0.92 )   $ (0.93 )
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share
  $ (1.18 )   $ 0.44  

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(In Thousands, Except Share Data)
(Restated for 2006 and 2005)
 
   
Shares of
Common Stock
Outstanding
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Treasury Stock
 
Total
 
Balance at December 31, 2005, as previously reported
   
2,154,702
 
$
22
 
$
21,053
 
$
(6,576
)
$
835
 
$
(646
)
$
14,688
 
Correction of errors in prior periods (Note 2)
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
108
   
(89
)
 
--
   
19
 
Balance at December 31, 2005, as restated
   
2,154,702
   
22
   
21,053
   
(6,468
)
 
746
   
(646
)
 
14,707
 
Comprehensive income:
                                           
Net income for year
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
956
   
--
   
--
   
956
 
Other comprehensive income
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
1,044
   
--
   
1,044
 
Comprehensive income
   
 
                                 
2,000
 
Stock based compensation
   
--
   
--
   
28
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
28
 
Balance at December 31, 2006, as restated
   
2,154,702
   
22
   
21,081
   
(5,512
)
 
1,790
   
(646
)
 
16,735
 
Comprehensive loss:
                                           
Net loss for year
   
 
   
--
   
--
 
 
(2,554
 
--
   
--
 
 
  (2,554
)
Other comprehensive loss
   
 
   
--
   
--
   
--
 
 
(1,891
)
       
  (1,891
)
Comprehensive loss
   
 
 
                               
(4,445
)
Stock based compensation
   
 
   
--
   
79
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
79 
 
Issuance of treasury shares for vested restricted stock
   
12,500
   
--
   
(239
)
 
--
   
--
   
239
   
--
 
Balance at December 31, 2007
   
2,167,202
 
$
22
 
$
20,921
 
$
(8,066
)
$
(101
)
$
(407
)
$
12,369
 
 
SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Thousands)
 
   
Years Ended December 31,
 
   
2007
   
2006
(Restated)
 
Operating Activities
           
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,554 )   $ 956  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in continuing operating activities:
               
Loss on sale of Lynch Systems
    982       --  
Impairment loss on Lynch Systems’ assets
    905       --  
Depreciation
    1,045       1,065  
Amortization of finite-lived intangible assets
    60       96  
Gain on sale of land
    (88 )     --  
Loss on disposal of fixed assets
    7       --  
Gains realized on sale of marketable securities
    (1,526 )     (1,750 )
Stock based compensation
    79       28  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Receivables
    90       (113 )
Inventories
    924       (1,560 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
    (758 )     (539 )
Other assets/liabilities
    (159 )     (757 )
Cash used in continuing operations
    (993 )     (2,574 )
Cash provided by discontinued operations
    634       801  
Net cash used in operating activities
    (359 )     (1,773 )
                 
Investing Activities
               
Capital expenditures
    (474 )     (737 )
Restricted cash
    96       554  
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities
    2,292       2,976  
Proceeds from sale of land
    171       --  
Payment on margin liability on marketable securities
    --       (330 )
Purchase of marketable securities
    --       (68 )
Cash provided by continuing operations
    2,085       2,395  
Cash provided by (used in) discontinued operations
    972       (18 )
Net cash provided by investing activities
    3,057       2,377  
                 
Financing Activities
               
Net repayments of notes payable
    (321 )     (726 )
Repayment of long-term debt
    (1,116 )     (1,119 )
Proceeds from long-term debt
    443       --  
Other
    --       14  
Cash used in continuing operations
    (994 )     (1,831 )
Cash (used in) provided by discontinued operations
    (900 )     144  
Net cash used in financing activities
    (1,894 )     (1,687 )
                 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    804       (1,083 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
    4,429       5,512  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
  $ 5,233     $ 4,429  
 
 
   
Years Ended December 31,
 
   
2007
   
2006
(Restated)
 
Supplemental Disclosure Of Cash Flow Information:
           
Taxes Paid
  $ 281     $ 335  
Interest Paid
  $ 494     $ 626  
Non-cash Financing Transactions:
               
Issuance of treasury shares for vested restricted stock
  $ 239     $ --  

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
THE LGL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1.           Accounting And Reporting Policies
 
Organization
 
The LGL Group, Inc. (the “Company”), formerly Lynch Corporation, incorporated in 1928 under the laws of the State of Indiana and reincorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 2007, is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in manufacturing custom-designed highly engineered electronic components.  Information on the Company’s operations by segment and geographic area is included in Note 12 -- “Segment Information”.
 
As of December 31, 2007, the Subsidiaries of the Company are as follows:
 
   
Owned By The
LGL Group, Inc.
M-tron Industries, Inc.
    100.0 %
M-tron Industries, Ltd.
    100.0 %
Piezo Technology, Inc.
    100.0 %
Piezo Technology India Private Ltd.
    99.9 %
Lynch Systems, Inc.
    100.0 %

The Company operates through its principal subsidiary, M-tron Industries, Inc., which includes the operations of M-tron Industries, Ltd. (“Mtron”) and Piezo Technology, Inc. (“PTI”). The combined operations of Mtron and PTI are referred to herein as “MtronPTI.”  MtronPTI has operations in Orlando, Florida, Yankton, South Dakota and Noida, India.  In addition, MtronPTI has a sales office in Hong Kong.  During 2007, the Company sold the operating assets of Lynch Systems, Inc. (“Lynch Systems”), a subsidiary of the Company, to an unrelated third party.
 
On June 19, 2007, in accordance with the Purchase Agreement dated May 17, 2007, as amended, (the "Purchase Agreement") by and between Lynch Systems and Olivotto Glass Technologies S.p.A. ("Olivotto"), Lynch Systems completed the sale of certain of its assets to Lynch Technologies, LLC (the "Buyer"), the assignee of Olivotto's rights and obligations under the Purchase Agreement  (see Note 13).
 
Principles Of Consolidation
 
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and entities in which it has majority voting control.  All intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated in consolidation.
 
Uses Of Estimates
 
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
 
Reclassifications
 
Certain prior year amounts in the accompanying consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to current year presentation.  As a result of the sale of select assets of Lynch Systems in 2007, certain reclassifications of assets, liabilities, revenues, costs, and expenses have been made to the prior period financial statements to conform to the 2007 financial statement presentation.  Specifically, we have reclassified the results of operations of Lynch Systems for all periods presented to Discontinued Operations within the Statement of Operations.  In addition, we have reclassified the assets and liabilities sold relating to Lynch Systems’ operations to Assets of Discontinued Operations and Liabilities of Discontinued Operations, respectively.  We have also reclassified $40,000 from other assets, current to other assets, non-current.
 
Cash And Cash Equivalents
 
Cash and cash equivalents consist of highly liquid investments with a maturity of less than three months when purchased.
 
Restricted Cash
 
At December 31, 2006, the Company had $96,000 of restricted cash.
 
Investments
 
Investments in marketable equity securities are classified as available for sale and are recorded at fair value, pursuant to Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No.  115, “Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities”.  Unrealized gains and losses on these securities, net of income taxes, are included in shareholders’ equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).  First in first out method is used in determining cost basis for the calculation of gain/loss of securities sold.  The Company periodically reviews investment securities for impairment based on criteria that include the duration of the market value decline.  If a decline in the fair value of an investment security is judged to be other than temporary, the cost basis is written down to fair value with a charge to earnings.
 
In December 2006, the Company entered into a cashless collar transaction to protect itself against the volatility associated with the Company’s investment in marketable securities, which are designated as available for sale and accordingly, are marked to market.  Under the terms of the collar, which began on December 27, 2006 and expired March 27, 2007, the Company hedged all of its marketable securities and received protection from market fluctuations within a defined market price range.  The fair value of this collar at December 31, 2006 was de-minimis.  On March 27, 2007, the Company allowed the call to expire and exercised the put, thereby selling the stock at the option’s strike price.
 
The following is a summary of marketable securities (investments) held by the Company (in thousands) at December 31:
 
December 31,
 
Cost
   
Gross
Unrealized
Gain (Loss)
   
Estimated Fair
Value
 
2007
  $ 71     $ (23 )   $ 48  
2006
  $ 834     $ 1,776     $ 2,610  

At December 31, 2007 and 2006, the Company has no margin liability against its investments.
 
Accounts Receivable
 
Accounts receivable on a consolidated basis consist principally of amounts due from both domestic and foreign customers.  Credit is extended based on an evaluation of the customer’s financial condition and collateral is not generally required.  In relation to export sales, the Company requires letters of credit supporting a significant portion of the sales price prior to production to limit exposure to credit risk.  Certain credit sales are made to industries that are subject to cyclical economic changes.  The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts at a level that management believes is sufficient to cover potential credit losses.
 
 
The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its clients to make required payments.  Estimates are based on historical collection experience, current trends, credit policy and relationship between accounts receivable and revenues.  In determining these estimates, the Company examines historical write-offs of its receivables and reviews each client’s account to identify any specific customer collection issues.  If the financial condition of its customers were to deteriorate, resulting in an impairment of their ability to make payment, additional allowances may be required.  The Company’s failure to accurately estimate the losses for doubtful accounts and ensure that payments are received on a timely basis could have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition, and results of operations.
 
Property, Plant And Equipment, Net
 
Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation and include expenditures for additions and major improvements.  Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred.  Depreciation is computed for financial reporting purposes using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, which range from 5 years to 35 years for buildings and improvements, and for 3 to 10 years for other fixed assets.  Property, plant, and equipment are periodically reviewed for indicators of impairment.  If any such indicators were noted, the Company would assess the appropriateness of the assets’ carrying value and record any impairment at that time.
 
Depreciation expense from continuing operations was $1,045,000 for 2007 and $1,065,000 for 2006.  Depreciation expense from discontinued operations was $52,000 for 2007 and $123,000 for 2006.
 
Intangible Assets