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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 11-K

 

x  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

 

o  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                       to                      

 

Commission file number 001-34728

 

A.  Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:

 

Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan

 

B.  Name of issuer of securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:

 

Douglas Dynamics, Inc.

7777 North 73rd Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

 

 

 



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REQUIRED INFORMATION

 

The following financial statements and supplemental information of the Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan, prepared in accordance with the financial reporting requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, are filed herewith.

 



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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 



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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

 

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits

3

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits

4

 

 

Notes to Financial Statements

5

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

15

 

 

Schedule H, Line 4a — Schedule of Delinquent Participant Contributions

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Schedule H, Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

Administrative Committee

Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan (the Plan) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the related notes and schedules (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Plan is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

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Supplemental Information

 

The supplemental schedule of assets (held at end of year) and schedule of delinquent participant contributions (collectively, the supplemental information) has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

 

 

/s/ CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

 

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2011.

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 21, 2018

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Participant-directed investments, at fair value

 

$

67,230,824

 

$

54,805,670

 

Net contributions receivable

 

75,385

 

 

Notes receivable from participants

 

1,538,481

 

1,330,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

 

$

68,844,690

 

$

56,135,870

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

Year Ended December 31, 2017

 

ADDITIONS TO NET ASSETS ATTRIBUTED TO

 

 

 

Investment income:

 

 

 

Interest and dividends

 

$

241,536

 

Net appreciation in fair value of investments

 

9,331,899

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

9,573,435

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income from notes receivable from participants

 

81,152

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions:

 

 

 

Company

 

2,123,792

 

Participants

 

4,481,427

 

Rollover

 

825,168

 

 

 

 

 

Total contributions

 

7,430,387

 

 

 

 

 

Total additions

 

17,084,974

 

 

 

 

 

DEDUCTIONS FROM NET ASSETS ATTRIBUTED TO

 

 

 

Benefits paid to participants

 

4,340,153

 

Administrative expenses

 

30,301

 

Deemed distributions

 

5,700

 

 

 

 

 

Total deductions

 

4,376,154

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

 

12,708,820

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

 

 

 

Beginning of year

 

56,135,870

 

 

 

 

 

End of year

 

$

68,844,690

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 1 - DESCRIPTION OF PLAN

 

The following is a brief description of Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”).  Participants should refer to the Plan agreement for a more complete discussion of the provisions of the Plan.

 

General

 

The Plan is a defined contribution plan established on January 1, 1988.  All employees (other than leased employees and certain interns) are eligible for participation in the Plan.  Employees become participants on the first day of each calendar quarter following the employment commencement date.  The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), as amended. As of January 1, 1998, any employee of Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. (the “Company”) or its subsidiary, Fisher, LLC, who is employed as a regular full-time or regular part-time employee is eligible to participate, subject to certain exceptions specified in the Plan. Effective January 1, 2015, employees of the Company’s Madison Heights facility, TrynEx, became eligible to participate in the Plan. Effective January 1, 2016, the Henderson Products, Inc. 401(k) Plan was merged into the Plan and employees of Henderson Products, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, became eligible to participate (“Henderson participants”). The merged assets totaled $12,064,660. Effective January 1, 2018, the Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Co., Inc. 401(k) Plan was merged into the Plan and employees of Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Company LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, became eligible to participate (“Dejana participants”).

 

Contributions

 

Contributions to the Plan are made by the participants in the Plan and by the Company and are subject to the provisions of Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

 

New employees that meet the requirements to participate in the Plan will be automatically enrolled with a default 3 percent deferral rate, increasing each year until the participant reaches a 6 percent deferral rate, unless otherwise elected by the Plan participant.

 

Participants may contribute from 1 to 30 percent of their eligible compensation, as defined, to the Plan, subject to limits set forth by the IRC.  Participants who have attained age 50 before the end of the Plan year are eligible to make catch-up contributions.  The Company will contribute an amount equal to 20 percent of the participant’s contribution (excluding catch-up contributions) up to 5 percent of the participant’s eligible compensation.  Additional contributions may be made at the option of the Company’s Board of Managers subject to certain limitations set forth in the Plan.  In 2017, there were no such additional discretionary contributions. Additionally, the Company makes a nondiscretionary 3 percent contribution of participant’s eligible compensation each pay period.  Employee contributions and employer matching contributions are 100 percent vested.  Meanwhile, employer nondiscretionary contributions are subject to three year cliff vesting based on vesting service.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 1 - DESCRIPTION OF PLAN (CONTINUED)

 

Contributions (Continued)

 

For TrynEx, Henderson and Dejana participants, the Company is not obligated to make automatic matching contributions but may instead make a discretionary matching contribution. The percentage of contributions matched for TrynEx, Henderson and Dejana participants, if any, is a percentage as determined by the Company. Any percentage shall apply to TrynEx, Henderson and Dejana participants for the entire Plan year. Elective contributions over this percentage made by the employee will not be matched. The nondiscretionary 3 percent contribution described in the preceding paragraph also does not apply to TrynEx, Henderson or Dejana participants.

 

In 2017, the Company made a discretionary matching contribution for TrynEx and Henderson participants and participants hired or rehired on or after January 1, 2017 of 50 percent of the participant’s contribution up to 6 percent of the participant’s eligible compensation.

 

The Plan was amended effective January 1, 2017 to make matching contributions discretionary for all active participants who have an employment or reemployment commencement date on or after January 1, 2017.  Additionally, any participant with an employment or reemployment commencement date on or after January 1, 2017, TrynEx participants, Henderson participants and Dejana participants shall not be eligible to receive an additional nondiscretionary 3 percent contribution.

 

Participants may also contribute amounts representing distributions from other qualified defined benefit or defined contribution plans (rollover).  Participants direct the investment of their contributions into various investment options offered by the Plan.  The Plan currently offers various guaranteed investment contract, pooled separate accounts, mutual funds, Company stock and common collective trusts as investment options for participants.

 

Participant Accounts

 

Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contribution and allocations of (a) the Company’s contribution and (b) Plan earnings or losses.  Allocations are based on the participant’s eligible compensation or account balances, as defined.  The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account.

 

Notes Receivable from Participants

 

Participants may borrow from their fund accounts a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $50,000 or 50 percent of their vested account balance, whichever is less.  Notes receivable transactions are treated as a transfer between the investment fund and the notes receivable fund.  Notes receivable terms range from one to five years, although a longer term is permitted if proceeds are for the purchase of a primary residence.  The notes receivable are secured by the balance in the participant’s account and bear a fixed rate of interest at 2 percent over the prime rate at the time the loan was made.  Principal and interest are paid ratably through monthly payroll deductions.  Payments of principal and interest are credited to the participant’s account.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 1 - DESCRIPTION OF PLAN (CONTINUED)

 

Forfeitures

 

Forfeited nonvested accounts will be used to pay administrative expenses, reduce employer contributions, or be reallocated to participants.  At December 31, 2017 and 2016, there were $223 and $0 of forfeited nonvested accounts available to reduce Company contributions and pay administrative expenses, respectively. During 2017, $48,570 of forfeitures were used to reduce Company contributions.

 

Benefit Payments

 

Plan benefits are payable upon retirement at age 65 or later, disability, death, or termination of employment.  Upon death, a participant’s account will be paid to the beneficiary in a lump sum upon the valuation date immediately following death.  If a participant is at least age 59-1/2, an election may be made generally once each year, in writing, to receive a payment consisting of all or part of the account balance.

 

If the participant’s vested account is $5,000 or greater, upon retirement or termination of employment other than death, the vested account will generally be paid in a single sum (subject to exceptions described in the Plan).  An account may be maintained up to age 70-1/2, at which time payment must be arranged.  If the balance is less than $5,000, the entire balance will be distributed upon retirement or termination in one lump sum payment.

 

Plan Termination

 

Although it has not expressed an intent to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to discontinue contributions at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to provisions of ERISA.  In the event of Plan termination, the participants would become fully vested in their Company contributions.

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Accounting

 

The financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting.

 

Investment Valuation

 

Investments are reported at fair value.  Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  See Note 3 for discussion of fair value measurements.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Investment Valuation (Continued)

 

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade-date basis.  Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date.  Net investment appreciation (depreciation) includes the Plan’s gains and losses on investments bought and sold as well as held during the year.

 

Notes Receivable from Participants

 

Notes receivable from participants are measured at their unpaid principal balance plus any accrued but unpaid interest. Delinquent participant loans are reclassified as distributions based upon the terms of the Plan document.  Related fees are recorded as administrative expenses and are expensed as incurred. No allowance for credit losses has been recorded as of December 31, 2017 or 2016.

 

Payment of Benefits

 

Benefits are recorded when paid.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires the Plan administrator to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and changes therein, and disclosure of certain assets and liabilities.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Excess Contributions Payable

 

The Plan is required to return contributions received during the Plan year in excess of the IRC limits and are recorded as a liability with a corresponding deduction to contributions. There were no excess contributions payable as of December 31, 2017 or 2016.

 

Plan Expenses

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Plan, the Company pays all of the administrative expenses of the Plan except for administrative expenses incurred in conjunction with early withdrawals, participant requested services, and loan distributions (which are paid by participants).  Investment related expenses are included in net appreciation (depreciation) in fair value of investments.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Subsequent Events

 

The Plan has evaluated subsequent events through June 21, 2018, the date the financial statements were issued.

 

On January 1, 2018, the assets of the Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Co., Inc., 401(k) Plan were merged into the Plan. The merged assets totaled $13,390,124. Dejana participants are eligible to participate in the Plan as of January 1, 2018.

 

NOTE 3 - FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

The framework for measuring fair value provides a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described as follows:

 

Level 1 -                   Inputs to the valuation methodology are unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets that the plan has the ability to access.

 

Level 2 -                   Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly such as,

 

·    quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets;

·    quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in inactive markets;

·    inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability;

·            inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.

 

If the asset or liability has a specified (contractual) term, the level 2 input must be observable for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.

 

Level 3 -                   Inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement.

 

The asset or liability’s fair value measurement level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement.  Valuation techniques used need to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 3 - FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for assets measured at fair value.  There have been no changes in the methodologies used at December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. Common Stock is valued at fair value based on the closing price reported in an active market where such shares are traded.

 

Mutual funds are valued at the net asset value (“NAV”) of shares held by the plan at year end.

 

Pooled separate accounts consist of various investment options (i.e. common stock, mutual funds, short-term securities, real estate) and are valued at the NAV which is based on the market value of its underlying investments.  While the majority of the underlying asset values are quoted prices, the NAV of the pooled separate accounts is not publicly quoted and are determined by the insurance company.  NAV is a readily determinable fair value and is the basis for current transactions.

 

Guaranteed investment contract is valued at fair value which represents the value the Plan would receive if the contract was terminated, which is book value less an early surrender charge.  This value is computed utilizing a combination of the current interest rates based on the remaining investment term at the reporting date as well as the current contract interest rate (See Note 4).

 

Common collective trusts are valued at the NAV which is based on the market value of its underlying investments. The Plan offers funds that are common collective trusts. These funds are collective investment trusts that contain synthetic investment contracts comprised of both underlying investment and contractual components which have observable Level 1 or Level 2 pricing inputs, including quoted prices for similar assets in active or non-active markets.  NAV is used as an estimate of fair value, as the reporting entity has the ability to redeem its investment at NAV as of the measurement date as collective investment trusts can be redeemed on a daily basis. NAV is a readily determinable fair value and is the basis for current transactions.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 3 - FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

The following table sets forth by level, within the fair value hierarchy, the Plan’s assets at fair value as of December 31, 2017:

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. stock

 

$

2,279,072

 

$

 

$

 

$

2,279,072

 

Mutual funds

 

18,662,967

 

 

 

18,662,967

 

Pooled separate accounts

 

 

11,882,274

 

 

11,882,274

 

Common collective trust

 

 

34,406,511

 

 

34,406,511

 

Total assets at fair value

 

$

20,942,039

 

$

46,288,785

 

$

 

$

67,230,824

 

 

The following table sets forth by level, within the fair value hierarchy, the Plan’s assets at fair value as of December 31, 2016:

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. stock

 

$

1,955,636

 

$

 

$

 

$

1,955,636

 

Mutual funds

 

14,755,941

 

 

 

14,755,941

 

Pooled separate accounts

 

 

35,295,758

 

 

35,295,758

 

Common collective trust

 

 

2,746,577

 

 

2,746,577

 

Guaranteed investment contract

 

 

 

51,758

 

51,758

 

Total assets at fair value

 

$

16,711,577

 

$

38,042,335

 

$

51,758

 

$

54,805,670

 

 

The following table sets forth a summary of changes in the fair value of the Plan’s Level 3 assets for the year ended December 31, 2017:

 

 

 

Guaranteed
Investment
Contract

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, beginning of year

 

$

51,758

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

 

(51,758

)

 

 

 

 

Balance, end of year

 

$

 

 

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401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 3 - FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

The Plan was not invested in any Level 3 investments as of December 31, 2017.  The following table represents the Plan’s Level 3 financial instruments as of December 31, 2016, the valuation techniques used to measure the fair value of those financial instruments, and the significant unobservable inputs and the ranges of values for those inputs:

 

December
31, 2016

 

Fair Value

 

Principal
Valuation
Technique

 

Unobservable
Inputs

 

Range of
Significant
Input Values

Guaranteed investment contract

 

$

51,758

 

Assumed proceeds at discontinuation

 

Composite guaranteed rate

 

0.70%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current rate at 12/31/16

 

0.94% - 3.29%

 

NOTE 4 - GUARANTEED INVESTMENT CONTRACT

 

The Plan’s investment in guaranteed investment contract is held with Principal Life Insurance Company (“Principal”).  The guaranteed investment contract promise contract value for a benefit event (termination, death, disability, and retirement); however, there is a possible market value adjustment, which is also called a surrender charge, when funds are withdrawn prior to their maturity.  Thus, this guaranteed investment contract is not considered fully benefit responsive and, therefore, fair value is the relevant measurement attribute for that portion of the net assets available for benefits attributable to the guaranteed investment contract.  The Plan’s investment in guaranteed investment contract is valued at fair value.  Fair value is determined by withdrawal value prior to maturity as reported by Principal.  The effective interest rates earned on these accounts was 0.70 percent for the year ended 2016.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 5 — PARTY-IN-INTEREST TRANSACTIONS

 

Certain Plan investments are managed by Principal Life Insurance Company.  Principal Life Insurance Company is the custodian as defined by the Plan and, therefore, these transactions qualify as party-in-interest transactions.  Fees paid by the Plan to Principal Life Insurance Company amounted to $30,301 for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

NOTE 6 - TAX STATUS

 

The Internal Revenue Service has determined and informed the Company by a letter dated June 12, 2014, that the Plan and related trust are designed in accordance with applicable sections of the IRC.  The Plan has been amended since receiving the determination letter. However, the Plan administrator believes that the Plan is designed and is currently being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the IRC.  Therefore, no provision for income taxes is included in the accompanying financial statements.

 

GAAP requires Plan management to evaluate tax positions taken by the Plan and recognize a tax liability if the Plan has taken an uncertain tax position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by the IRS.  The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress.

 

NOTE 7 - RISK AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

The Plan invests in various investment securities.  Investment securities, in general, are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, credit, and overall market volatility.  Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for Plan benefits.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

NOTE 8 - RECONCILIATION TO FORM 5500

 

The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to the Plan’s Form 5500 as of December 31:

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

Net assets available for benefits per the financial Statements

 

$

68,844,690

 

$

56,135,870

 

Net contributions receivable

 

51,800

 

 

Difference in fair value of common collective trust reported on Form 5500

 

(6,320

)

883

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets available for benefits per the Form 5500

 

$

68,890,170

 

$

56,136,753

 

 

The following is a reconciliation of the net increase in net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to the Form 5500 for the year ended December 31, 2017:

 

Net increase in net assets available for benefits per the financial statements

 

$

12,708,820

 

Net change in contributions receivable

 

51,800

 

Change in difference in fair value of common collective trust reported on Form 5500

 

(7,203

)

 

 

 

 

Net increase in net assets available for benefits per the Form 5500

 

$

12,753,417

 

 

The Form 5500 does not reflect Company contributions receivable from the plan merged on January 1, 2018 which are also not included in the net assets per the financial statements.  The Principal Stable Value Fund Common Collective Trust is reconciled to the fair value on Form 5500 from the fair value on the financial statements above.

 

NOTE 9 — NON-EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company failed to remit certain employee deferral contributions and loan payments for two payroll periods within the timeframe prescribed by the Department of Labor.  This is deemed a prohibited transaction in accordance with ERISA and the IRC.  The Company will file the required Form 5330 with the IRS and pay any associated excise tax.

 

In 2016, it was discovered that the Company failed to remit certain employee deferral contributions and loan payments for one payroll period within the timeframe prescribed by the Department of Labor. This is deemed a prohibited transaction in accordance with ERISA and the IRC. The Company notes there were no lost earnings associated with the transaction. The Company filed the required Form 5330 with the IRS and paid the associated excise tax.

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H LINE 4(a) - SCHEDULE OF DELINQUENT PARTICIPANT CONTRIBUTIONS

Year Ended December 31, 2017

 

Name of Plan Sponsor:

DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

Employer Identification Number:

42-1623692

Three Digit Plan Number:

006

 

2016 Participant Contributions Transferred Late to Plan

 

Total that Constitute Non-Exempt Prohibited Transactions

 

 

 

Amount Withheld

 

Check here if Late
Participant Loan
Repayments are included:

 

Contributions Not
Corrected

 

Contributions
Corrected Outside
VFCP

 

Contributions
Pending Correction
in VFCP

 

Total fully corrected
under VFCP and PTE
2002-51

 

$

247

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

247

 

 

2017 Participant Contributions Transferred Late to Plan

 

Total that Constitute Non-Exempt Prohibited Transactions

 

 

 

Amount Withheld

 

Check here if Late
Participant Loan
Repayments are included:

 

Contributions Not
Corrected

 

Contributions
Corrected Outside
VFCP

 

Contributions
Pending Correction
in VFCP

 

Total fully corrected
under VFCP and PTE
2002-51

 

$

33,502

 

x

 

$

33,502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H LINE 4(i) - SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR)

December 31, 2017

 

Name of Plan Sponsor:

DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

Employer Identification Number:

42-1623692

Three Digit Plan Number:

006

 

 

 

(b)

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identity of Issuer,

 

Description of Investment

 

 

 

(e)

 

 

 

Borrower, Lessor,

 

including maturity date, rate of interest,

 

(d)

 

Current

 

(a)

 

or Similar Party

 

collateral, par, or maturity value

 

Cost (2)

 

Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. Common Stock

 

Employer Common Stock

 

 

 

$

2,279,072

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Large Cap S&P 500 Index - pooled separate account

 

 

 

3,775,032

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Small Cap S&P 600 Index - pooled separate account

 

 

 

3,124,124

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Bond Market Index - pooled separate account

 

 

 

660,159

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

High Yield I - pooled separate account

 

 

 

1,172,142

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

International Equity Index - pooled separate account

 

 

 

350,381

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Principal Stable Value Fund - common collective trust

 

 

 

2,866,144

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Stock - pooled separate account

 

 

 

111,255

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Core Plus Bond - pooled separate account

 

 

 

1,123,361

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Mid-Cap Value I - pooled separate account

 

 

 

361,205

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Mid-Cap S&P 400 Index - pooled separate account

 

 

 

1,204,615

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime Strategic Income - common collective trust

 

 

 

464,262

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime 2010 - common collective trust

 

 

 

619,396

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime 2020 - common collective trust

 

 

 

7,033,386

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime 2030 - common collective trust

 

 

 

12,093,439

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime 2040 - common collective trust

 

 

 

5,482,379

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime 2050 - common collective trust

 

 

 

4,894,670

 

*

 

Principal Life Insurance Company

 

Lifetime 2060 - common collective trust

 

 

 

946,515

 

 

 

The Vanguard Group

 

Vanguard Windsor Admiral - mutual fund

 

 

 

3,872,970

 

 

 

The Vanguard Group

 

Vanguard Primecap Admiral - mutual fund

 

 

 

2,813,088

 

 

 

The Vanguard Group

 

Vanguard Explorer Admiral - mutual fund

 

 

 

482,395

 

 

 

T. Rowe Price

 

Capital Appreciation - mutual fund

 

 

 

4,966,242

 

 

 

T. Rowe Price

 

Mid-Cap Growth - mutual fund

 

 

 

2,700,414

 

 

 

American Century Investments

 

Small Cap Value - mutual fund

 

 

 

795,675

 

 

 

American Funds

 

Europacific Growth R4 Fund - mutual fund

 

 

 

1,805,531

 

 

 

American Funds Service Company

 

American Funds American R4 - mutual fund

 

 

 

604,897

 

 

 

Oppenheimer

 

Oppenheimer Developing Markets A Fund - mutual fund

 

 

 

621,755

 

*

 

Participants

 

Loans (1)

 

$

 

1,538,481

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

68,762,985

 

 


*Party-in-interest as defined by ERISA.

 

(1)   Bearing interest rates ranging from 4.25 to 9.75 percent and maturing at various dates through July 2045.

(2)   Not applicable - participant directed investments except for participant loans.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C. 401(K) PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated: June 21, 2018

By:

/s/ Sarah Lauber

 

 

Sarah Lauber

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C. 401(K) PLAN

FORM 11-K

 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

23

 

Consent of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

 

19


Exhibit 23

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We consent to the incorporation by reference in Registration Statement No. 333-184781 on Form S-8 of our report dated June 21, 2018, appearing in this Annual Report on Form 11-K of Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C. 401(k) Plan for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

 

/s/ CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

 

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 21, 2018