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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

x      ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010

 

OR

 

o         TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the transition period from                 to                

 

Commission file number: 000-26408

 

WAYSIDE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

13-3136104

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(IRS Employer Identification Number)

 

 

 

1157 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

 

07702

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (732) 389-8950

 

Securities registered pursuant to section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

 

The Nasdaq Global Market

 

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 o No x

 

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 o No x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data file required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or other information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company  (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller Reporting Company x

 

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

 

The aggregate market value of the Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the Registrant computed by reference to the closing sale price for the Registrant’s Common Stock as of June 30, 2010, which was the last business day of the Registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, as reported on the Nasdaq Global Market, was approximately $33,966,352 (In determining the market value of the Common Stock held by any non-affiliates, shares of Common Stock of the Registrant beneficially owned by directors, officers and holders of more than 10% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Registrant have been excluded. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes.)

 

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s Common Stock as of February 10, 2011 was 4,753,738 shares.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference: Portions of the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed on or before April 30, 2011 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Report.

 

 

 


 


 

PART I

 

Item 1. Business

 

General

 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) is an information technology (“IT”) channel company. We resell software and hardware developed by others and provide technical services directly to customers in the United States and Canada. We also distribute software through resellers indirectly to customers worldwide. We offer an extensive line of products from leading publishers of software and tools for virtualization, networking, software development, database modeling, security, and other technically sophisticated domains.

 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1982. Our Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “WSTG”. Our main web site address is www.waysidetechnology.com, and the other web sites maintained by our business include www.lifeboatdistribution.com, www.programmers.com, and www.techxtend.com. Reference to these “uniform resource locators” or “URLs” is made as an inactive textual reference for informational purposes only. Information on our web sites should not be considered filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is not, and should not be deemed to be, a part of this report.

 

The Company operates through two segments, Lifeboat Distribution (“Lifeboat”) and Programmer’s Paradise (“Programmers”). The Lifeboat segment distributes technical software through a worldwide network of corporate and value-added resellers, consultants, and systems integrators. The Programmer’s segment sells technical software, hardware, and services for microcomputers, servers, and networks to individual programmers, corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. For each of our segments, revenues from unaffiliated customers, income and total assets, among other financial information, is presented in Note 10 in the Notes to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Competition

 

The software market is highly competitive. Pricing is very aggressive in both software distribution and reselling. The Company expects pricing pressure to continue. The Company faces competition from a wide variety of sources. In the Lifeboat segment, we compete against much larger broad-line distributors, as well as specialty distributors and, in some cases, the direct sales teams of the vendors we represent also sell directly to the end-customers. In the Programmers segment, we also compete against vendors who sell directly to customers, as well as software resellers, superstores, e-commerce vendors, and other direct marketers of software products. In both segments, some of our competitors are significantly larger and have substantially greater resources than the Company. Many of our competitors compete principally on the basis of price, product availability, customer service and technical support.

 

There can be no assurance that the Company can compete effectively against existing competitors or new competitors that may enter the market or that it can generate profit margins which represent a fair return to the Company. In addition, price is an important competitive factor in the personal computer software market and there can be no assurance that the Company will not be subject to increased price competition. An increase in the amount of competition faced by the Company, or its failure to compete effectively against its competitors, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The Company competes to attract prospective buyers and in sourcing new products from software developers and publishers, as well as in marketing its current product line to its customers. The Company believes that its ability to offer software developers and IT professionals a wide selection of products at reasonable prices with prompt delivery and high customer service levels, along with its good relationships with vendors and suppliers, allows it to compete effectively in acquiring prospective buyers and marketing its current product line to its customers. The Company competes to gain distribution rights for new products primarily on the basis of its reputation and its relationships with software publishers.

 

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The market for developer and infrastructure software products is characterized by rapid changes in technology, user requirements, and customer specifications. The manner in which software products are distributed and sold is changing, and new methods of distribution and sale may emerge or expand. Software developers and publishers have sold, and may intensify their efforts to sell, their products directly to end-users. The continuing evolution of the Internet as a platform in which to conduct e-commerce business transactions has both lowered the barriers for competition and broadened customer access to products and information, increasing competition and reducing prices. From time to time, certain software developers and publishers have instituted programs for the direct sale of large order quantities of software to certain major corporate accounts. These types of programs may continue to be developed and used by various developers and publishers. While Microsoft and other vendors currently sell new releases or upgrades directly to end users, they have not, however, attempted to completely bypass the reseller channel. There can be no assurances that software developers and publishers will continue using resellers to the same extent they currently do. Future efforts by software developers and publishers to bypass third- party sales channels could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business operations and financial conditions.

 

In addition, resellers and publishers may attempt to increase the volume of software products distributed electronically through ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) technology, through subscription services, and through on-line shopping services. Any of these competitive programs, if successful, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, result of operations and financial condition. For a description of additional risks relating to competition in our industry, please refer to “Item 1.A. Risk Factors—We rely on our suppliers for product availability, marketing funds, purchasing incentives and competitive products to sell” and “—The IT products and services industry is intensely competitive and actions of competitors, including manufacturers of products we sell, can negatively affect our business.”

 

Products

 

The Company offers a wide variety of products from a broad range of publishers and manufacturers, including CA Technologies Inc., Quest Software, Inc., GFI Software, Intel Corporation, Infragistics, TechSmith Corporation, Flexera Corp., Acronis,  Solarwinds, and Veeam Corporation.  On a continuous basis, we screen new products for inclusion in our catalogs and web sites based on their features, quality, price, profit margins and warranties, as well as on current sales trends. Since the Company predominantly sells software, sales of hardware and peripherals represented only 4%, 7% and 4%, of our overall revenue in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

 

Marketing and Distribution

 

We market products through creative marketing communications, including our web sites, local and on-line seminars, print and electronic catalogs. We also use direct e-mail and printed material to introduce new products and upgrades, to cross-sell products to current customers, and to educate and inform existing and potential customers. We believe that our blend of electronic and traditional marketing and selling programs are important marketing vehicles for software publishers and manufacturers. These programs provide a cost-effective and service-oriented means to market and sell and fulfill software products and meet the needs of users.

 

The Company had one customer that accounted for more than 10% of total sales for 2010. For the year ended December 31, 2010, CDW Corporation accounted for 15.8% of consolidated net sales and, as of December 31, 2010, 12.8% of total net accounts receivable.  For the year ended December 31, 2009, CDW Corporation and Software House International accounted for 10.5% and 10.7%, respectively, of consolidated net sales. The Company had no major customers that accounted for more than 10% of total sales for 2008. Our top five customers accounted for 44%, 36%, and 31% of consolidated net sales in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The Company generally ships products within 48 hours of confirming a customer’s order. This allows for minimum backlog in the business.

 

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Sales in Canada represented 7% of our consolidated revenues in 2010, as compared to 8% in 2009, and 11% in 2008. Sales in Canada increased in absolute dollars in 2010 as compared to 2009, but decreased as a percentage of consolidated revenues due to overall increased sales volume in other regions. For geographic financial information, please refer to Note 10 in the Notes to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Customer Support

 

We believe that providing a high level of customer service is necessary to compete effectively and is essential to continued sales and revenue growth. Our account representatives assist our customers with all aspects of purchasing decisions, process products ordered and respond to customer inquiries on order status, product pricing and availability. The account representatives are trained to answer all basic questions about the features and functionality of products. To deal with technical issues, we maintain an in-house technical support staff.

 

Purchasing and Fulfillment

 

The Company’s success is dependent, in part, upon the ability of its suppliers to develop and market products that meet the changing requirements of the marketplace. The Company believes it enjoys good relationships with its vendors. The Company and its principal vendors have cooperated frequently in product introductions and in other marketing programs. As is customary in the industry, the Company has no long-term supply contracts with any of its suppliers. Substantially all of the Company’s contracts with its vendors are terminable upon 30 days’ notice or less. Moreover, the manner in which software products are distributed and sold is changing, and new methods of distribution and sale may emerge or expand. Software publishers have sold, and may intensify their efforts to sell, their products directly to end-users. The Company’s business and results of operations may be adversely affected if the terms and conditions of the Company’s authorizations with its vendors were to be significantly modified or if certain products become unavailable to the Company.

 

We believe that effective purchasing from a diverse vendor base is a key element of our business strategy. For the year ended December 31, 2010, Quest was the only individual vendor from whom our purchases exceeded 10%. For the year ended December 31, 2010 Quest accounted for 11.2% of our total purchases. For the year ended December 31, 2009, Quest was similarly the only individual vendor from whom our purchases exceeded 10%, representing 10.2% of our total purchases. For the year ended December 31, 2008, VMware and Quest accounted for 23.3% and 13%, respectively, of our total purchases. VMware terminated its distributor agreement with Lifeboat Distribution, Inc. in 2008. As a result, our Lifeboat segment ceased distributing VMware products as of October 1, 2008, the distribution of which had accounted for $29.2 million, or 17% of our 2008 revenue. Although we successfully replaced VMware, the loss of a key vendor or group of vendors could disrupt our product availability and otherwise have an adverse effect on the Company.

 

In 2010, the Company purchased approximately 90% of its products directly from manufacturers and publishers and the balance from multiple distributors, as compared to 85% in 2009, and 90% in 2008. Most suppliers or distributors will “drop ship” products directly to the customers, which reduces physical handling by the Company. Inventory management techniques, such as “drop shipping” allow the Company to offer a greater range of products without increased inventory requirements or associated risk.

 

Inventory levels may vary from period to period, due in part to increases or decreases in sales levels, the Company’s practice of making large-volume purchases when it deems the terms of such purchases to be attractive, and the addition of new suppliers and products. Moreover, the Company’s order fulfillment and inventory control systems allow the Company to order certain products just in time for next day shipping. The Company promotes the use of electronic data interchange (“EDI”) with its suppliers, which helps reduce overhead and the use of paper in the ordering process. Although brand names and individual products are important to our business, we believe that competitive sources of supply are available for substantially all of the product categories we carry.

 

The Company operates distribution facilities in Shrewsbury, New Jersey and Mississauga, Canada.

 

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Management Information Systems

 

The Company operates management information systems on Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 platforms that allow for centralized management of key functions, including inventory, accounts receivable, purchasing, sales and distribution. We are dependent on the accuracy and proper utilization of our information technology systems, including our telephone, web sites, e-mail and fax systems.

 

The management information systems allow the Company to monitor sales trends, provide  real —time product availability and order status information, track direct marketing campaign performance and to make marketing event driven purchasing decisions. In addition to the main system, the Company has systems of networked personal computers, as well as microcomputer-based desktop publishing systems, which facilitate data sharing and provide an automated office environment.

 

The Company recognizes the need to continually upgrade its management information systems to most effectively manage its operations and customer database. In that regard, the Company anticipates that it will, from time to time, require software and hardware upgrades for its present management information systems.

 

Trademarks

 

The Company conducts its business under the various trademarks and service marks of Programmer’s Paradise, the “Island Man” cartoon character logo, and Lifeboat. The Company protects these trademarks and service marks and believes that they have significant value to us and are important factors in our marketing programs.

 

Employees

 

As of December 31, 2010, Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries had 102 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. The Company is not a party to any collective bargaining agreements with its employees, has experienced no work stoppages and considers its relationships with its employees to be satisfactory.

 

Executive Officers of the Company

 

Set forth below are the name, age, present title, principal occupation and certain biographical information for our executive officers as of February 1, 2011, all of whom have been appointed by and serve at the discretion of our board of directors.

 

Name

 

Age

 

Position

 

Simon F. Nynens

 

39

 

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Richard J. Bevis

 

61

 

Vice President of Marketing

 

Daniel T. Jamieson

 

53

 

Vice President and General Manager - Lifeboat

 

Vito Legrottaglie

 

46

 

Vice President - Operations

 

Kevin T. Scull

 

45

 

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

 

Shawn J. Giordano

 

41

 

Vice President of Sales

 

 

Simon F. Nynens was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2006. Mr. Nynens also serves on the Board of Directors and was named Chairman in June 2006. He previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ( June 2004 - January 2006) and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (January 2002 - June 2004). Prior to January 2002, Mr. Nynens served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s European operations.

 

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Richard J. Bevis was appointed Vice President Marketing in July 2007. Prior to joining Wayside Technology Group, Inc., Mr. Bevis worked for Covance Inc., a drug development service company, as Senior Director Marketing Communication from 2003 to 2007. He also held the position of Vice President of Corporate Communications for Eyretel, PLC. from 2002 to 2003.

 

Daniel T. Jamieson was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Lifeboat in April 2003. Prior to that, and since 1992, Mr. Jamieson held various sales and marketing management positions within the Company.

 

Vito Legrottaglie was appointed to the position of Vice President of Operations in April 2007. He previously held the position of Vice President of Information Systems since June 2003. Mr. Legrottaglie had previously served as Vice President of Information Systems from 1999 to 2000 and had been with the Company since 1996. Mr. Legrottaglie has also held the positions of Chief Technology Officer at Swell Commerce Incorporated, Vice President of Operations for The Wine Enthusiast Companies and Director of Information Systems at Barnes & Noble.

 

Kevin T. Scull was appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in January 2006. He previously held the position of Corporate Controller of the Company since January 2003. Prior to joining Wayside Technology Group, Inc., Mr. Scull worked for Niksun Inc. as Accounting Manager since January 2001 and, prior to that, for Telcordia Inc. since December 2000 as Manager of Accounting Policies.

 

Shawn J. Giordano was appointed Vice President of Sales in August 2008. Mr. Giordano joined Wayside Technology Group, Inc. in November 2007 as Senior Director of Sales for Programmer’s Paradise and TechXtend. Prior to joining Wayside Technology Group, Inc., he worked for CA, Inc. (Computer Associates), a business consulting and software development company, from 2000 to 2007, most recently as Director of Channel Sales. Mr. Giordano began his career at Microwarehouse, Inc., and in over eight years with that company, progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and management. Mr. Giordano received a bachelor of science degree in management information science from the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University.

 

Available Information

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the Company is required to file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy and information statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any document we file with the SEC at the SEC’s public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549.  Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference room.  The SEC maintains a web site at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC.  The Company files electronically with the SEC. The Company makes available, free of charge, through its internet web site, its reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after they are filed with the SEC. The following address for the Company’s web site includes a hyperlink to those reports under “Financials/SEC Filings”: http://www.waysidetechnology.com.

 

In January 2004, we adopted a Code of Ethical Conduct. The full text of the Code of Ethical Conduct, which applies to all employees, officers and directors of the Company, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and our Controller is available at our web site, http://www.waysidetechnology.com, under “Corporate Governance.” The Company intends to disclose any amendment to, or waiver from, a provision of the Code of Ethical Conduct that applies to its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Accounting Officer or Controller on its web site under “Investor Information.”

 

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Reference to the “uniform resource locators” or “URLs” contained in this section is made as an inactive textual reference for informational purposes only. Information on our web sites should not be considered filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is not, and should not be deemed to be part of this report.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Investors should carefully consider the risk factors set forth below as well as the other information contained in this report. Any of the following risks could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or those currently viewed by us to be immaterial may also materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

Changes in the information technology industry and/or economic environment may reduce demand for the products and services we sell. Our results of operations are influenced by a variety of factors, including the condition of the IT industry, general economic conditions, shifts in demand for, or availability of, computer products and software and IT services and industry introductions of new products, upgrades or methods of distribution. The information technology products industry is characterized by abrupt changes in technology, rapid changes in customer preferences, short product life cycles and evolving industry standards. Net sales can be dependent on demand for specific product categories, and any change in demand for or supply of such products could have a material adverse effect on our net sales, and/or cause us to record write-downs of obsolete inventory, if we fail to react in a timely manner to such changes.

 

We rely on our suppliers for product availability, marketing funds, purchasing incentives and competitive products to sell. We acquire products for resale both directly from manufacturers and indirectly from distributors. The loss of a supplier could cause a disruption in the availability of products. Additionally, there is no assurance that as manufacturers continue to or increasingly sell directly to end users and through the distribution channel, that they will not limit or curtail the availability of their products to resellers like us. For example, resellers and publishers may attempt to increase the volume of software products distributed electronically through ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) technology, through subscription services, and through on-line shopping services, and correspondingly, decrease the volume of products sold through us.  Our inability to obtain a sufficient quantity of products, or an allocation of products from a manufacturer in a way that favors one of our competitors, or competing distribution channels, relative to us, could cause us to be unable to fill clients’ orders in a timely manner, or at all, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. We also rely on our suppliers to provide funds for us to market their products, including through our catalogs and on-line marketing efforts, and to provide purchasing incentives to us.  If any of the suppliers that have historically provided these benefits to us decides to reduce such benefits, our expenses would increase, adversely affecting our results of operations.

 

The Lingering Effects of the Recent Economic Downturn May Reduce our Revenues and Profits.  The lingering ongoing effects of the general economic downturn continues to cause some of our current and potential customers to delay or reduce technology purchases, resulting in longer sales cycles, slower adoption of new technologies and increased price competition. We may, therefore, experience a greater decline in demand for the products we sell, resulting in increased competition and pressure to reduce the cost of operations. Any benefits from cost reductions may take longer to realize and may not fully mitigate the impact of the reduced demand. In addition, weak financial and credit markets heighten the risk of customer bankruptcies and create a corresponding delay in collecting receivables from those customers and may also affect our vendors’ ability to supply products, which could disrupt our operations.  The realization of any or all of these risks could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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The IT products and services industry is intensely competitive and actions of competitors, including manufacturers of products we sell, can negatively affect our business. Competition has been based primarily on price, product availability, speed of delivery, credit availability and quality and breadth of product lines and, increasingly,  also is based on the ability to tailor specific solutions to client needs. We compete with manufacturers, including manufacturers of products we sell, as well as a large number and wide variety of marketers and resellers of IT products and services. In addition, manufacturers are increasing the volume of software products they distribute electronically directly to end-users and in the future will likely pay lower referral fees for sales of certain software licensing agreements sold by us.  Generally, pricing is very aggressive in the industry, and we expect pricing pressures to continue. There can be no assurance that we will be able to negotiate prices as favorable as those negotiated by our competitors or that we will be able to offset the effects of price reductions with an increase in the number of clients, higher net sales, cost reductions, or greater sales of services, which service sales typically are at higher gross margins, or otherwise. Price reductions by our competitors that we either cannot or choose not to match could result in an erosion of our market share and/or reduced sales or, to the extent we match such reductions, could result in reduced operating margins, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

Disruptions in our information technology and voice and data networks could affect our ability to service our clients and cause us to incur additional expenses. We believe that our success to date has been, and future results of operations likely will be, dependent in large part upon our ability to provide prompt and efficient service to clients. Our ability to provide such services is dependent largely on the accuracy, quality and utilization of the information generated by our IT systems, which affect our ability to manage our sales, client service, distribution, inventories and accounting systems and the reliability of our voice and data networks.

 

We depend on certain key personnel. Our future success will be largely dependent on the efforts of key management personnel. We also believe that our future success will be largely dependent on our continued ability to attract and retain highly qualified management, sales, service and technical personnel. We cannot assure you that we will be able to attract and retain such personnel. Further, we make a significant investment in the training of our sales account executives. Our inability to retain such personnel or to train them either rapidly enough to meet our expanding needs or in an effective manner for quickly changing market conditions could cause a decrease in the overall quality and efficiency of our sales staff, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

Risks Related to Our Common Stock. The exercise of outstanding options or any other issuance of shares by us may dilute your ownership of our Common Stock. Our Common Stock is thinly traded. As a result of the thin trading market for our stock, its market price may fluctuate significantly more than the stock market as a whole or of the stock prices of similar companies.  Without a larger float, our common stock will be less liquid than the stock of companies with broader public ownership, and, as a result, the trading prices for our Common Stock may be more volatile. Among other things, trading of a relatively small volume of our Common Stock may have a greater impact on the trading price of our stock than would be the case if our public float were larger.

 

Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market, and we therefore are subject to continued listing requirements, include requirements with respect to the market value and number of publicly-held shares, number of stockholders, minimum bid price, number of market makers and either (i) stockholders’ equity or (ii) total market value of stock, total assets and total revenues. If we fail to satisfy one or more of the requirements, we may be delisted from the Nasdaq Global Market. If we are delisted from the Nasdaq Global Market, we do not qualify for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, and if we are not able to list our common stock on another exchange, our common stock could be quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board or on the “pink sheets”. As a result, we could face significant adverse consequences including, among others, a limited availability of market quotations for our securities and a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future.

 

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Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 2. Properties

 

The Company leases 18,000 square feet of space in Shrewsbury, New Jersey for its corporate headquarters and warehouse under a lease expiring in December 2012.  Total annual rent expense for these premises is approximately $225,000. Additionally, the Company leases approximately 3,700 square feet of office and warehouse space in Mississauga, Canada, under a lease, which expires November 30, 2013. Total annual rent expense for these premises is approximately $30,000. We believe that each of the properties is in good operating condition and such properties are adequate for the operation of the Company’s business as currently conducted.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

 

There are no material legal proceedings to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any of their property is the subject.

 

Item 4.  (Removed and Reserved)

 

PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Shares of our Common Stock, par value $0.01, trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “WSTG”.  Following is the range of low and high sales prices for our Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Global Market.

 

 

 

High

 

Low

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

 

$

9.330

 

$

7.750

 

Second Quarter

 

10.550

 

8.950

 

Third Quarter

 

10.400

 

8.540

 

Fourth Quarter

 

12.030

 

9.620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

 

$

7.970

 

$

6.650

 

Second Quarter

 

7.630

 

6.760

 

Third Quarter

 

8.880

 

6.840

 

Fourth Quarter

 

8.990

 

7.050

 

 

In 2010 and 2009, we declared quarterly dividends totaling $0.61 and $0.60 per share, respectively, on our Common Stock. There can be no assurance that we will continue to pay comparable cash dividends in the future.

 

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During 2010, the Company granted a total of 150,500 shares of restricted stock to officers, and employees. These shares vest over 60 months. A total of 5,875 shares of restricted Common Stock were forfeited as a result of employees terminating employment with the Company.

 

During 2009, the Company granted a total of 140,000 shares of restricted stock to officers and employees from treasury stock. These shares vest over 60 months in equal quarterly installments beginning on May 5, 2009.

 

The share issuances in all of the above transactions were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The issuances were exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D thereunder, as they were transactions by the issuer that did not involve public offerings of securities and/or involved issuances to accredited investors.

 

As of February 11, 2011 there were approximately 36 record holders of our Common Stock.

 

During the fourth quarter of 2010, we repurchased shares of our Common Stock as follows:

 

Period

 

Total
Number
of Shares
Purchased

 

Average
Price Paid
Per Share
(2)

 

Total
Number of
Shares
Purchased as
Part of
Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs

 

Average
Price
Paid Per
Share
(3)

 

Maximum
Number of
Shares That
May Yet Be
Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs
(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1– October 31, 2010

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

477,541

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1– November 30, 2010

 

9,507

(1)

$

11.44

 

 

 

477,541

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 1 – December 31, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

477,541

 

Total

 

9,507

 

$

11.44

 

 

 

477,541

 

 


(1) Includes 9,507 shares surrendered to the Company by employees to satisfy individual tax withholding obligations upon vesting of previously issued shares of Restricted Stock. These shares are not included in the Common Stock repurchase program referred to in footnote (4) below.

 

(2) Average price paid per share reflects the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the business date the shares were surrendered by the employee stockholder to satisfy individual tax withholding obligations upon vesting of Restricted Stock or the price of the Common Stock paid on the open market purchase, as applicable.

 

(3) Average price paid per share reflects the price of the Company’s Common Stock purchased on the open market.

 

(4) On October 9, 2002, our Board of Directors adopted a Common Stock repurchase program whereby the Company was authorized to repurchase up to 500,000 shares of our Common Stock from time to time. On July 31, 2008, the Company approved the increase of its Common Stock repurchase program by 500,000 shares. The Company expects to purchase shares of its Common Stock from time to time in the market or otherwise subject to market conditions. The Common Stock repurchase program does not have an expiration date.

 

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STOCK PRICE PERFORMANCE GRAPH

 

Set forth below is a line graph comparing the yearly percentage change in the cumulative total shareholder return on the Company’s Common Stock with the cumulative total return of the S&P Midcap 400 Index and the S&P 500 Computer and Electronics Retail Index for the period commencing December 31, 2005 and ending December 31, 2010, assuming $100 was invested on December 31, 2005 and the reinvestment of dividends.

 

 

 

 

Base

 

INDEXED RETURNS

 

 

 

Period

 

Years Ending

 

Company / Index

 

Dec05

 

Dec06

 

Dec07

 

Dec08

 

Dec09

 

Dec10

 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc.

 

100

 

131.60

 

80.86

 

67.58

 

83.20

 

125.61

 

S&P MidCap 400 Index

 

100

 

110.32

 

119.12

 

75.96

 

104.36

 

132.16

 

S&P 500 Computer & Electronics Retail Index

 

100

 

105.95

 

105.53

 

51.96

 

70.26

 

64.55

 

 

Item 6. Selected Financial Data

 

The following tables set forth, for the periods indicated, selected consolidated financial and other data for Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and its Subsidiaries. You should read the selected consolidated financial and other data below in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes and with “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included elsewhere in this Form 10-K.

 

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Year Ended December 31,

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

Consolidated Statement of Operations Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

206,730

 

$

146,384

 

$

174,025

 

$

179,865

 

$

182,319

 

Cost of sales

 

186,720

 

130,791

 

157,228

 

162,630

 

165,350

 

Gross profit

 

20,010

 

15,593

 

16,797

 

17,235

 

16,969

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

13,207

 

11,319

 

12,207

 

12,081

 

12,163

 

Income from operations

 

6,803

 

4,274

 

4,590

 

5,154

 

4,806

 

Other income, net

 

407

 

521

 

744

 

991

 

741

 

Income before income taxes

 

7,210

 

4,795

 

5,334

 

6,145

 

5,547

 

Income tax provision

 

2,789

 

1,928

 

2,168

 

2,442

 

2,279

 

Net income

 

$

4,421

 

$

2,867

 

$

3,166

 

$

3,703

 

$

3,268

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.01

 

$

0.65

 

$

0.72

 

$

0.84

 

$

0.78

 

Diluted

 

$

0.98

 

$

0.65

 

$

0.71

 

$

0.80

 

$

0.72

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

4,386

 

4,399

 

4,414

 

4,406

 

4,191

 

Diluted

 

4,500

 

4,427

 

4,461

 

4,656

 

4,521

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

Balance Sheet Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

10,955

 

$

8,560

 

$

9,349

 

$

14,241

 

$

13,832

 

Marketable securities

 

4,528

 

7,571

 

9,367

 

9,641

 

7,032

 

Working capital

 

19,033

 

16,583

 

14,806

 

19,479

 

16,471

 

Total assets

 

68,683

 

53,667

 

47,485

 

56,753

 

57,281

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

26,679

 

24,359

 

23,884

 

24,492

 

21,298

 

 

Item 7.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following management’s discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes thereto.  This discussion and analysis contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this report.

 

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Overview

 

As of January 1, 2006 we organized our Company into two reportable operating segments — the “Programmer’s Paradise” segment, which sells technical software, hardware and services directly to end-users (such as individual programmers, corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions) and the “Lifeboat” segment, which distributes technical software to corporate resellers, VARs, consultants and systems integrators.

 

We offer a wide variety of technical and general business application software from a broad range of publishers and manufacturers. We market these products through our catalogs, direct mail programs, advertisements in trade magazines, as well as through Internet and e-mail promotions.

 

Forward-looking Statements

 

This report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Statements in this report regarding future events or conditions, including but not limited to statements regarding industry prospects and the Company’s expected financial position, business and financing plans, are forward-looking statements.

 

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. We strongly urge current and prospective investors to carefully consider the cautionary statements and risks contained in this report, particularly the risks described under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” above.  Such risks include, but are not limited to, the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs, as well as factors that affect the software industry generally.

 

The Company operates in a rapidly changing business, and new risk factors emerge from time to time. Management cannot predict every risk factor, nor can it assess the impact, if any, of all such risk factors on the Company’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

 

Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

The statements concerning future sales, future gross profit margin and future selling and administrative expenses are forward looking statements involving certain risks and uncertainties such as availability of products, product mix, pricing pressures, market conditions and other factors, which could result in a fluctuation of sales below recent experience.

 

Stock Volatility. The technology sector of the United States stock markets has experienced substantial volatility in recent periods. Numerous conditions which impact the technology sector or the stock market in general or the Company in particular, whether or not such events relate to or reflect upon the Company’s operating performance, could adversely affect the market price of the Company’s Common Stock. Furthermore, fluctuations in the Company’s operating results, announcements regarding litigation, the loss of a significant vendor, increased competition, reduced vendor incentives and trade credit, higher postage and operating expenses, and other developments, could have a significant impact on the market price of the Company’s Common Stock.

 

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Financial Overview

 

We reported a net income of $4.4 million for the year 2010 as compared to a net income of $2.9 million in 2009.  The increase resulted primarily resulted from the increase in revenue offset in part by competitive pricing pressure. Our income before income taxes increased by $2.4 million to $7.2 million compared to $4.8 million in 2009.

 

Income from operations amounted to $6.8 million in 2010 as compared to $4.3 million in 2009, representing an increase of $2.5 million as compared to 2009. Gross profit increased by $4.4 million in 2010 as compared to 2009 and selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased by $1.9 million in 2010 as compared to 2009.

 

The Company’s sales, gross profit and results of operations have fluctuated and are expected to continue to fluctuate on a quarterly basis as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to: the condition of the software industry in general; shifts in demand for software products; pricing: industry shipments of new software products or upgrades; the timing of new merchandise and catalog offerings; fluctuations in response rates; fluctuations in postage, paper, shipping and printing costs and in merchandise returns; adverse weather conditions that affect response, distribution or shipping; shifts in the timing of holidays; and changes in the Company’s product offerings. The Company’s operating expenditures are based on sales forecasts. If revenues do not meet expectations in any given quarter, operating results may be materially adversely affected.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table sets forth for the years indicated the percentage of net sales represented by selected items reflected in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Earnings. The year-to-year comparison of financial results is not necessarily indicative of future results:

 

 

 

Years ended December 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

Net sales

 

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales

 

90.3

 

89.4

 

90.3

 

Gross profit

 

9.7

 

10.6

 

9.7

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

6.4

 

7.7

 

7.0

 

Income from operations

 

3.3

 

2.9

 

2.7

 

Other income, net

 

0.2

 

0.4

 

0.4

 

Income before income taxes

 

3.5

 

3.3

 

3.1

 

Income tax provision

 

1.4

 

1.3

 

1.3

 

Net income

 

2.1

%

2.0

%

1.8

%

 

Year ended December 31, 2010 Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2009

 

Net Sales

 

Net sales for 2010 increased 41% or $60.3 million to $206.7 million compared to $146.4 million in 2009. Total sales for our Lifeboat segment in 2010 were $149.2 million compared to $98.1 million in 2009, representing a 52% increase. Total sales for the Programmer’s Paradise segment in 2010 amounted to $57.6 million, compared to $48.3 million in 2009, representing a 19% increase.

 

The increase in net sales for our Lifeboat segment was mainly a result of our continued focus on the expanding virtual infrastructure-centric business, the addition of several key product lines, and the strengthening of our account penetration.

 

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In the Programmer’s Paradise segment, sales for 2010 increased by $9.3 million, compared with 2009. This increase was primarily due to the fact that we had larger transactions in 2010 compared to 2009.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross Profit for 2010 was $20.0 million compared to $15.6 million in 2009, a 28% increase. Total gross profit for our Programmer’s Paradise segment was $6.3 million compared to $5.7 million in 2009, representing a 12% increase. Total gross profit for our Lifeboat segment was $13.7 million compared to $9.9 million in 2009, representing a 38% increase.

 

Gross profit margin, as a percentage of net sales, for 2010 was 9.7% compared to 10.7% in 2009. Gross profit margin percentage for our Programmer’s Paradise segment in 2010 was 11.0% compared to 11.7% in 2009. Gross profit margin percentage for our Lifeboat segment in 2010 was 9.2% compared to 10.1% in 2009.

 

The increase in gross profit dollars and the decrease in gross profit margin was primarily caused by the aggressive sales growth within our Lifeboat segment, offset in part, by competitive pricing pressure in both segments, and, in part, by our having won several large bids based on aggressive pricing, which we plan to continue to do.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Total SG&A expenses for 2010 were $13.2 million compared to $11.3 million in 2009. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A expenses for 2010 and 2009 were 6.4% and 7.7%, respectively. This dollar increase was primarily the result of higher employee and employee-related costs (salaries, commissions,  bonus accruals and benefits and travel and entertainment) of $1.8 million.

 

Direct selling costs (a component of SG&A) for 2010 were $6.9 million compared to $5.5 million in 2009. Total direct selling costs for our Programmer’s Paradise segment for 2010 were $2.9 million compared to $2.7 million in the same period in 2009. Total direct selling costs for our Lifeboat segment for 2010 were $3.9 million compared to $2.9 million in the same period in 2009, mainly due to increased employee related costs to manage and reward our growth in this segment.

 

The Company expects that its SG&A expenses, as a percentage of net sales, may vary depending on changes in sales volume, as well as the levels of continuing investments in key growth initiatives. We plan to continue to expand our investment in information technology and marketing, while monitoring our sales and remaining general and administrative expenses closely.

 

Income Taxes

 

For the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $2.8 million which consists of a provision of $1.8 million for U.S. federal income taxes, as well as a $0.5 million provision for state and local taxes, a $0.2 million provision for Canadian taxes, and a deferred tax expense of $0.3 million.

 

As of December 31, 2010, the Company had a U.S. deferred tax asset of approximately $0.9 million.

 

The effective tax rate for year ended December 31, 2010 was impacted by a benefit of $78 thousand related to the reversal of the Company’s liability related to uncertain tax positions.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $1.9 million which consists of a provision of $1.1 million for U.S. federal income taxes, as well as a $0.4 million provision for state and local taxes, a $0.2 million provision for Canadian taxes, and a deferred tax expense of $0.3 million.

 

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As of December 31, 2009, the Company had a U.S. deferred tax asset of approximately $1.2 million.

 

Year ended December 31, 2009 Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2008

 

Net Sales

 

Net sales for 2009 decreased 16% or $27.6 million to $146.4 million compared to $174.0 million in 2008. Total sales for our Lifeboat segment were $98.1 million compared to $117.1 million in 2008, representing a 16% decrease. Total sales for the Programmer’s Paradise segment in 2009 amounted to $48.3 million, compared to $56.9 million in 2008, representing a 15% decrease.

 

The decline in sales for our Lifeboat segment was primarily due to a decrease in VMware sales.   VMware terminated its distributor agreement with Lifeboat Distribution, Inc. in 2008. As a result, our Lifeboat segment ceased distributing VMware products as of October 1, 2008, the distribution of which had accounted for $29.2 million, or 17% of our 2008 revenue and $57.2 million, or 32% of our 2007 revenue.  Excluding the effect of VMware, Lifeboat segment sales during 2009 showed strong growth, increasing by $10.1 million from 2008, or 11.5%.

 

In the Programmer’s Paradise segment, sales for 2009 decreased by $8.6 million, compared with the year-earlier period. This decline was primarily due to a shift in mix of order size:  We had fewer large transactions, the decrease in revenue from which was not completely offset by increased sales of our smaller specialized software lines in 2009.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross Profit for 2009 was $15.6 million compared to $16.8 million in 2008, a 7% decrease. Total gross profit for our Programmer’s Paradise segment was $5.7 million compared to $6.5 million in 2008, representing a 13% decrease. Total gross profit for our Lifeboat segment was $9.9 million compared to $10.3 million in 2008, representing a 3% decrease.

 

Gross profit margin, as a percentage of net sales, for 2009 was 10.7% compared to 9.7% in 2008. Gross profit margin percentage for our Programmer’s Paradise segment in 2009 was 11.7% compared to 11.4% in 2008. Gross profit margin percentage for our Lifeboat segment in 2009 was 10.1% compared to 8.8% in 2008.

 

The increase in gross profit margin as a percentage of net sales was primarily caused by the decline in VMware sales which carried lower margins than our other lines. The Lifeboat segment represented 67% of total sales in 2009 and 2008. Gross profit margin percentage for our Lifeboat segment was 10.1% compared to 11.7% for our Programmer’s Paradise segment.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Total SG&A expenses for 2009 were $11.3 million compared to $12.2 million in 2008. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A expenses for 2009 and 2008 were 7.7% and 7.0%, respectively. This dollar decrease was the result of lower employee and employee related costs of $0.6 million (including salaries, bonuses, employee benefits, commissions, and travel and entertainment), and lower occupancy related costs of $0.3 million primarily because we did not take any additional reserve related to the Long Island lease and lower depreciation compared to 2008.

 

Direct selling costs (a component of SG&A) for 2009 were $5.5 million compared to $5.8 million in 2008. Total direct selling costs for our Programmer’s Paradise segment for 2009 were $2.6 million compared to $2.9 million in the same period in 2008. Total direct selling costs for our Lifeboat segment were $2.9 million in each of 2009 and 2008.

 

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The Company expects that its SG&A expenses, as a percentage of net sales, may vary depending on changes in sales volume, as well as the levels of continuing investments in key growth initiatives. We plan to expand our investment in information technology and marketing, while monitoring our sales and remaining general and administrative expenses closely.

 

Income Taxes

 

For the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $1.9 million which consists of a provision of $1.1 million for U.S. federal income taxes, as well as a $0.4 million provision for state and local taxes, a $0.2 million provision for Canadian taxes, and a deferred tax expense of $0.3 million.

 

As of December 31, 2009 the Company had a U.S. deferred tax asset of approximately $1.2 million.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $2.2 million which consists of a provision of $1.4 million for U.S. federal income taxes, as well as a $0.2 million provision for state and local taxes, a $0.2 million provision for Canadian taxes, and a deferred tax expense of $0.4 million.

 

As of December 31, 2008 the Company had a U.S. deferred tax asset of approximately $1.5 million.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In January 2010, the FASB issued Accounting  Standards  Update (“ASU”) No. 2010-06, “Fair Value  Measurements  and  Disclosures:  Improving  Disclosures  About Fair Value Measurements.”  This ASU requires additional disclosures about the fair value measurements including transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2 and a higher level of disaggregation for the different types of financial instruments.  For the reconciliation of Level 3 fair value measurements, information about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements should be presented separately.  ASU 2010-06 is effective for interim and annual financial periods beginning after December 15, 2009, and did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our cash and cash equivalents increased by $2.4 million to $11.0 million at December 31, 2010 from $8.6 million at December 31, 2009.  Net cash provided by operating activities amounted to $2.9 million, net cash provided by investing activities amounted to $2.9 million, net cash used in financing activities amounted to $3.5 million and the effect of foreign exchange on cash was $0.1 million.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities in 2010 was $2.9 million. In 2010, cash was mainly provided by $6.3 million from income from operations net of non-cash charges, and a $12.5 million increase in accounts payable, offset in part by a $15.4 million increase in accounts receivable,  an increase in current assets of $0.3 million, and an increase in inventory of $0.2 million. The increase in accounts receivable relates primarily to our increased revenue in December of 2010, compared to the comparable period in 2009. The increase in accounts payable is primarily due to our increased net sales in December 2010 as compared to 2009 and our normal cycle of payments.

 

In 2010, cash provided by investing activities was $2.9 million. This resulted primarily from net sales of $3.0 million in marketable securities. These securities are highly rated and highly liquid. These securities are classified as available-for-sale securities in accordance with ASC Topic 320 “Investments in Debt and Equity Securities”, and as a result, unrealized gains and losses are reported as part of accumulated other comprehensive income. Cash also was used in investing activities in the amount of $0.2 million for the purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements.

 

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Net cash used in financing activities in 2010 of $3.5 million consisted of $2.9 million of dividend payments on our Common Stock and $0.6 million for the purchases of shares of our Common Stock.

 

In 2008, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 500,000 shares of our Common Stock. In 2002, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 1,490,000 shares of our Common Stock. In October 1999, the Company was authorized by the Board of Directors to buy back 521,013 shares of our Common Stock in both open market and private transactions, as conditions warrant. A total of 2,033,472 shares of the Company’s stock have been bought back to date leaving a balance of 477,541 shares of Common Stock that the Company is authorized to buy back in the future.

 

The repurchase program is expected to remain effective for the remainder of 2011. We intend to hold the repurchased shares in treasury for general corporate purposes, including issuances under various stock plans. As of December 31, 2010, we held 514,259 shares of our Common Stock in treasury at an average cost of $6.94 per share.  As of December 31, 2009, we held 595,656 shares of our Common Stock in treasury at an average cost of $5.97 per share.

 

The Company’s current and anticipated use of its cash and cash equivalents is, and will continue to be, to fund working capital, operational expenditures, the stock repurchase program and dividends, if any, declared by the board of directors. Our business plan furthermore contemplates to continue to use our cash to pay vendors promptly in order to obtain more favorable conditions.

 

The Company believes that the cash flows from operations and funds held in cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund the Company’s working capital and cash requirements for at least the next 12 months.  We currently do not have any credit facility and, in the foreseeable future, we do not plan to enter into an agreement providing for a line of credit.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

(Dollars in thousands)

Payment due by Period

 

 

 

Total

 

Less than 1 year

 

1-3 years

 

4-5 years

 

After 5 years

 

Long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Lease Obligations

 

$

215

 

$

76

 

$

139

 

 

 

 

Operating Leases(1)

 

$

710

 

$

349

 

$

361

 

 

 

Unconditional Purchase Obligations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Long term Obligations reflected on the Company’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet under GAAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Contractual Obligations

 

$

925

 

$

425

 

$

500

 

 

 

 


(1) Operating leases relate primarily to the lease of the space used for our operations in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, and Mississauga, Canada. The commitments for operating leases include the minimum rent payments and a proportionate share of operating expenses and property taxes.

 

The Company is not committed by lines of credit or standby letters of credit, and has no standby repurchase obligations or other commercial commitments.

 

Foreign Exchange

 

The Company’s Canadian business is subject to changes in demand or pricing resulting from fluctuations in currency exchange rates or other factors. We are subject to fluctuations in the Canadian Dollar-to-U.S. Dollar exchange rate.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of December 31, 2010, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements, as defined in Item 303 (a)(4)(ii) of SEC Regulation S-K.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Management’s discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations are based upon the Company’s consolidated financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. 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. The Company recognizes revenue from the sale of software and hardware for microcomputers, servers and networks upon shipment or upon electronic delivery of the product. The Company expenses the advertising costs associated with producing its catalogs. The costs of these catalogs are expensed in the same month the catalogs are mailed.

 

On an on-going basis, the Company evaluates its estimates, including those related to product returns, bad debts, inventories, investments, intangible assets, income taxes, stock-based compensation and costs associated with exit or disposal activities, and contingencies and litigation.

 

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. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

The Company believes the following critical accounting policies used in the preparation of its consolidated financial statements affect its more significant judgments and estimates.

 

The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. If the financial condition of the Company’s customers were to deteriorate, resulting in an impairment of their ability to make payments, additional allowances may be required.

 

The Company writes down its inventory for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. If actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected by management, additional inventory write-offs may be required.

 

The Company has considered future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing the need for the valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets. In the event the Company were to determine that it would not be able to realize all or part of its net deferred tax assets in the future, an adjustment to the deferred tax assets would be charged to income in the period such determination was made.

 

Under the fair value recognition provision, stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized as expense on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period, which is the vesting period. We make certain assumptions in order to value and expense our various share-based payment awards. In connection with valuing stock options, we use the Black-Scholes model, which requires us to estimate certain subjective assumptions. The key assumptions we make are: the expected volatility of our stock; the expected term of the award; and the expected forfeiture rate. In connection with our restricted stock programs we make assumptions principally related to the forfeiture rate. We review our valuation assumptions periodically and, as a result, we may change our valuation assumptions used to value stock based awards granted in future periods. Such changes may lead to a significant change in the expense we recognize in connection with share-based payments.

 

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Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

In addition to its activities in the United States, 7.3% of the Company’s 2010 sales were generated in Canada. We are subject to general risks attendant to the conduct of business in Canada, including economic uncertainties and foreign government regulations. In addition, the Company’s Canadian business is subject to changes in demand or pricing resulting from fluctuations in currency exchange rates or other factors.

 

The Company’s $4.5 million investments in marketable securities at December 31, 2010 are invested in highly rated and liquid U.S. government securities and insured certificates of deposit.

 

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

See Index to Consolidated Financial Statements at Item 15(a).

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

 

None.

 

Item 9A. Controls and procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures. As required by Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act, our management carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s “disclosure controls and procedures”, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this report.  This evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Company’s President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer) and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (principal financial officer). Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective, as of the end of the period covered by this report, to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Management Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting  Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act.  Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, and effected by the Board of Directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of our financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Internal control over financial reporting includes maintaining records in reasonable detail that accurately and fairly reflect our transactions and disposition of assets; providing reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary for preparation of our financial statements in accordance with GAAP; providing reasonable assurance that receipts and expenditures of the Company, are made in accordance of with authorizations of  management and directors of the Company; and providing  reasonable assurance that unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of Company assets that could have a material effect on our financial statements would be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting is not intended to provide absolute assurance that a misstatement of our financial statements would be prevented or detected.  In addition, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that, owing to changes in conditions, controls may become inadequate, or that the degree of compliance with policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

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Management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2010. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

This annual report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm.

 

Item 9B.  Other Information

 

None.

 

PART III

 

Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

 

The information required hereunder, with the exception of the information relating to the executive officers of the Registrant that is presented in Part I under the heading “Executive Officers of the Company,” and the information relating to the Company’s Code of Ethical Conduct that is presented in Part I under the heading “Available Information,” is incorporated by reference herein from our Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than April 30, 2011 (the “Definitive Proxy Statement”) under the sections captioned “Election of Directors,” “Corporate Governance” and “Section 16 (a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance.”

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation

 

The information required hereunder is incorporated by reference herein from the Definitive Proxy Statement under the sections captioned “Executive Compensation” and “Corporate Governance.”

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management

 

The information required hereunder is incorporated by reference herein from the Definitive Proxy Statement under the sections captioned “Executive Compensation — Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans” and “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management”.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions, and Director Independence

 

The information required hereunder is incorporated by reference herein from the Definitive Proxy Statement under the sections captioned “Executive Compensation,” “Corporate Governance” and “Transactions with Related Persons.”

 

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Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services

 

The information required hereunder is incorporated by reference herein from the Definitive Proxy Statement under the section captioned “Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm”.

 

PART IV

 

Item 15.  Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a)                                  The following documents are filed as part of this Report:

 

1.                                       Consolidated Financial Statements (See Index to Consolidated Financial Statements on page F-1 of this report);

 

2.                                       Financial Statement Schedule:

Schedule II   Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

 

All other schedules are omitted since the required information is not present or is not present in amounts sufficient to require submission of the schedule, or because the information required is included in the consolidated financial statements or notes thereto.

 

3.             Exhibits Required by Regulation S-K, Item 601:

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description of Exhibit

 

 

 

3.1

 

Form of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company. (1)

 

 

 

3.1(a)

 

Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company. (2)

 

 

 

3.2

 

Form of Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company. (1)

 

 

 

4.1

 

Specimen of Common Stock Certificate. (1)

 

 

 

10.18

 

1995 Stock Plan, as amended. (3)

 

 

 

10.19

 

1995 Non-Employee Director Plan, as amended. (3)

 

 

 

10.19(a)

 

2006 Stock-Based Compensation Plan. (4)

 

 

 

10.19(b)

 

First Amendment to 2006 Stock-Based Compensation Plan. (5)

 

 

 

10.19(c)

 

Second Amendment to 2006 Stock-Based Compensation Plan. (5)

 

 

 

10.20

 

Form of Officer and Director Indemnification Agreement. (1)

 

 

 

10.42

 

Lease dated as of May 14, 1997 between Robert C. Baker, et al as Landlord and the Company. (6)

 

 

 

10.42(a)

 

Modification of Lease, dated as of July 27, 2006, between SBC Holdings, L.P. (successor in interest to Robert C. Baker, et al.) and the Company. (2)

 

 

 

10.43

 

Employment Agreement, dated January 12, 2006, between the Company and Simon F. Nynens. (7)

 

 

 

10.45

 

Offer Letter, dated January 6, 2003, from the Company to Vito Legrottaglie. (8)

 

 

 

10.46

 

Resignation Letter, dated May 16, 2007, from Wayside Technology Group, Inc. to Jeffrey Largiader. (9)

 

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10.47

 

General Release, dated May 18, 2007, between Jeffrey Largiader and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (5)

 

 

 

10.48

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Vito Legrottaglie and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.49

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Jeffrey Largiader and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.50

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Daniel Jamieson and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.51

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Allan Weingarten and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.52

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Edwin Morgens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.53

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Duff Meyercord and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.54

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Simon F. Nynens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.55

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Simon F. Nynens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.56

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated August 15, 2006, between Kevin Scull and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.57

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated January 31, 2007, between William Willett and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.58

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated November 19, 2007, between Richard Bevis and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (f/k/a Programmer’s Paradise Inc.) (5)

 

 

 

10.59

 

Form of Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement. (5)

 

 

 

10.60

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Kevin Scull and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.61

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Richard Bevis and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.62

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Simon Nynens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.63

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Vito Legrottaglie and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.64

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Daniel Jamieson and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.65

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Edwin Morgens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

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10.66

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between William Willett and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.67

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Allan Weingarten and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.68

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Mark Boyer and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.69

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 5, 2008, between Duff Meyercord and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (10)

 

 

 

10.72

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated May 5, 2009, between Simon Nynens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (11)

 

 

 

10.73

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated May 5, 2009, between Kevin Scull and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (11)

 

 

 

10.74

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated May 5, 2009, between Richard Bevis and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (11)

 

 

 

10.75

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated May 5, 2009, between Shawn Giordano and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (11)

 

 

 

10.76

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated May 5, 2009, between Daniel Jamieson and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (11)

 

 

 

10.77

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated May 5, 2009, between Vito Legrottaglie and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (11)

 

 

 

10.78

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Kevin Scull and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.79

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Richard Bevis and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.80

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Simon Nynens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.81

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Vito Legrottaglie and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.82

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Daniel Jamieson and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.83

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Shawn Giordano and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.84

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Edwin Morgens and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.85

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between William Willett and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.86

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Allan Weingarten and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

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10.87

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Mark Boyer and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

10.88

 

Restricted Stock Letter, dated February 9, 2010, between Duff Meyercord and Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (12)

 

 

 

21.1

 

Subsidiaries of the Registrant

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of EisnerAmper LLP

 

 

 

23.2

 

Consent of Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, of Simon F. Nynens, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, of Kevin T. Scull, the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company.

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, of Simon F. Nynens, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

 

 

32.2

 

Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, of Kevin T. Scull, the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company.

 


(1)

 

Incorporated by reference to the Exhibits of the same number to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 or amendments thereto (File No. 333-92810).

 

 

 

(2)

 

Incorporated by reference to the Exhibits of the same number to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 filed on November 3, 2006.

 

 

 

(3)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit A and Exhibit B, respectively, to the Registrant’s Definitive Annual Meeting Proxy Statement filed on April 30, 1998.

 

 

 

(4)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit A of the Registrant’s Definitive Annual Meeting Proxy Statement filed on April 28, 2006.

 

 

 

(5)

 

Incorporated by reference to exhibits of the same number filed with the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Year Ended December 31, 2007 filed on March 13, 2008.

 

 

 

(6)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.42 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998 filed on March 31, 1999.

 

 

 

(7)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.43 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 filed on May 12, 2006.

 

 

 

(8)

 

Incorporated by reference to exhibits of the same number filed with the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 filed on May 15, 2007.

 

 

 

(9)

 

Incorporated by reference to exhibits of the same number filed with the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 21, 2007.

 

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(10)

 

Incorporated by reference to exhibits of the same number filed with the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Period Ended March 31, 2008 filed May 12, 2008.

 

 

 

(11)

 

Incorporated by reference to exhibits of the same number filed with the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Period Ended June 30, 2009 filed August 11, 2009.

 

 

 

(12)

 

Incorporated by reference to exhibits of the same number filed with the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Period Ended March 31, 2010 filed May 10, 2010.

 

 

 

(b)

 

The exhibits required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K are reflected above in Section (a) 3. of this Item.

 

 

 

(c)

 

The financial statement schedule is included as reflected in Section (a) 2. of this Item.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, on February 18, 2011.

 

 

WAYSIDE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Simon F. Nynens

 

 

Simon F. Nynens, President and

 

 

Chief 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 in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer and

 

February 18, 2011

/s/ Simon F. Nynens

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

 

Simon F. Nynens

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

 

February 18, 2011

/s/ Kevin T. Scull

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

Kevin T. Scull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ William H. Willett

 

Director

 

February 18, 2011

William H. Willett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Mark. T. Boyer

 

Director

 

February 18, 2011

Mark. T. Boyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Duffield Meyercord

 

Director

 

February 18, 2011

Duffield Meyercord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Edwin H. Morgens

 

Director

 

February 18, 2011

Edwin H. Morgens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Allan D. Weingarten

 

Director

 

February 18, 2011

Allan D. Weingarten

 

 

 

 

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The Board of Directors and Stockholders

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2010, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, stockholders’ equity and comprehensive income, 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. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its 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, 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 Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2010, and the results of their earnings and their cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

We have also audited the consolidated financial statement schedule, Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts, for the year ended December 31, 2010. In our opinion, this financial schedule, when considered in relation to the consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information stated therein.

 

/s/ EisnerAmper LLP

 

 

 

February 18, 2011

 

Edison, New Jersey

 

 

F-2



 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The Board of Directors and Stockholders

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2009, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, stockholders’ equity and comprehensive income, and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008.  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 audits.

 

We conducted our audits 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. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits 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, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.  We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2009, and the results of their earnings and their cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

We have also audited the consolidated financial statement schedule, Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts, for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008. In our opinion, this financial schedule, when considered in relation to the consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information stated therein.

 

/s/ Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP

 

 

 

February 22, 2010

 

Edison, New Jersey

 

 

F-3



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

10,955

 

$

8,560

 

Marketable securities

 

4,528

 

7,571

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,473 and $1,097 in 2010 and 2009, respectively

 

42,486

 

27,040

 

Inventory, net

 

1,164

 

967

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

1,250

 

998

 

Deferred income taxes

 

516

 

677

 

Total current assets

 

60,899

 

45,813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

545

 

432

 

Accounts receivable-long-term

 

6,866

 

6,901

 

Other assets

 

37

 

38

 

Deferred income taxes

 

336

 

483

 

 

 

$

68,683

 

$

53,667

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

41,791

 

$

29,230

 

Current portion - capital lease obligation

 

75

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

41,866

 

29,230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long- term portion- capital lease obligation

 

138

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

 

78

 

Total liabilities

 

42,004

 

29,308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock, $.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 5,284,500 shares issued; and 4,770,241 and 4,688,844 shares outstanding in 2010 and 2009, respectively

 

53

 

53

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

25,473

 

24,826

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 514,259 and 595,656 shares in 2010 and 2009, respectively

 

(3,570

)

(3,555

)

Retained earnings

 

4,267

 

2,727

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

456

 

308

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

26,679

 

24,359

 

 

 

$

68,683

 

$

53,667

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-4



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

Years ended December 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

206,730

 

$

146,384

 

$

174,025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

186,720

 

130,791

 

157,228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

20,010

 

15,593

 

16,797

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

13,207

 

11,319

 

12,207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

6,803

 

4,274

 

4,590

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

405

 

521

 

741

 

Foreign currency transaction gain

 

2

 

 

3

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

7,210

 

4,795

 

5,334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

2,789

 

1,928

 

2,168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

4,421

 

$

2,867

 

$

3,166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income per common share-Basic

 

$

1.01

 

$

0.65

 

$

0.72

 

Income per common share-Diluted

 

$

0.98

 

$

0.65

 

$

0.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding-Basic

 

4,386

 

4,399

 

4,414

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding-Diluted

 

4,500

 

4,427

 

4,461

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-5



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income

(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Additional
Paid-In

 

Treasury

 

Retained
earnings

 

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

(Deficit)

 

Income

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1, 2008

 

5,284,500

 

$

53

 

$

28,860

 

576,002

 

$

(2,283

)

$

(2,599

)

$

461

 

$

24,492

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,166

 

 

 

3,166

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(469

)

(469

)

Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

19

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,716

 

Dividends paid

 

 

 

 

 

(2,811

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,811

)

Exercise of stock options

 

 

 

 

 

59

 

(45,000

)

164

 

 

 

 

 

223

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

735

 

Tax expense from share- based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(22

)

Restricted stock grants

 

 

 

 

 

(185

)

(54,000

)

185

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury shares repurchased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163,836

 

(1,449

)

 

 

 

 

(1,449

)

Balance at December 31, 2008

 

5,284,500

 

53

 

26,636

 

640,838

 

(3,383

)

567

 

11

 

23,884

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,867

 

 

 

2,867

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

333

 

333

 

Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(36

)

(36

)

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,164

 

Dividends paid

 

 

 

 

 

(2,106

)

 

 

 

 

(707

)

 

 

(2,813

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

893

 

Tax expense from share- based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

(51

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(51

)

Restricted stock grants

 

 

 

 

 

(546

)

(140,000

)

546

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury shares repurchased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94,818

 

(718

)

 

 

 

 

(718

)

Balance at December 31, 2009

 

5,284,500

 

53

 

24,826

 

595,656

 

(3,555

)

2,727

 

308

 

24,359

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,421

 

 

 

4,421

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

142

 

142

 

Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

6

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,569

 

Dividends paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,881

)

 

 

(2,881

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

1,187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,187

 

Tax benefit from share- based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

 

Restricted stock grants (net of forfeitures)

 

 

 

 

 

(593

)

(144,625

)

593

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury shares repurchased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63,228

 

(608

)

 

 

 

 

(608

)

Balance at December 31, 2010

 

5,284,500

 

$

53

 

$

25,473

 

514,259

 

$

(3,570

)

$

4,267

 

$

456

 

$

26,679

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-6



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

Year ended December 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

4,421

 

$

2,867

 

$

3,166

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation expense

 

311

 

291

 

347

 

Amortization expense

 

6

 

6

 

8

 

Provision for doubtful accounts receivable

 

141

 

66

 

39

 

Deferred income tax expense

 

273

 

271

 

395

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

1,187

 

893

 

735

 

Reversal of uncertain tax position liability

 

(78

)

 

 

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

 

7

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(15,436

)

(8,972

)

2,844

 

Inventory

 

(197

)

93

 

54

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(249

)

(217

)

142

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

12,542

 

5,680

 

(8,263

)

Net change in other operating assets and liabilities

 

(4

)

21

 

38

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

2,917

 

999

 

(488

)

Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements

 

(176

)

(179

)

(308

)

Purchase of available-for-sale securities

 

(6,206

)

(10,379

)

(16,788

)

Redemptions of available-for-sale securities

 

9,255

 

12,138

 

17,080

 

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets

 

 

 

8

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

2,873

 

1,580

 

(8

)

Cash flows used in financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of treasury stock

 

(608

)

(718

)

(1,449

)

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

 

 

223

 

Tax benefit (expense) from share- based compensation

 

53

 

(51

)

(22

)

Dividends paid

 

(2,881

)

(2,813

)

(2,811

)

Repayment of capital lease obligations

 

(34

)

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(3,470

)

(3,582

)

(4,059

)

Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash

 

75

 

214

 

(337

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,395

 

(789

)

(4,892

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

8,560

 

9,349

 

14,241

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

 

$

10,955

 

$

8,560

 

$

9,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplementary disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

2,142

 

$

1,995

 

$

1,336

 

Equipment financed with capital lease

 

$

247

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-7



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollars in tables in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Note 1.  Description of Business

 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries, the “Company,” markets software to software development and information technology professionals in the United States and Canada. It was formerly known as Programmer’s Paradise, Inc. and changed its name to Wayside Technology Group, Inc. in August 2006. The Company operates through two segments, Lifeboat Distribution (“Lifeboat”) and Programmer’s Paradise (“Programmer’s”). The Lifeboat segment distributes technical software through a worldwide network of corporate and value-added resellers, consultants, and systems integrators. The Programmer’s segment sells technical software, hardware, and services for microcomputers, servers, and networks to individual programmers, corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions primarily in the United States and Canada.

 

Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Principles of Consolidation and Operations

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make extensive use of certain estimates and assumptions which affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported periods.   The significant areas of estimation include but are not limited to accounting for allowance for uncollectible accounts, sales returns, inventory valuation and obsolescence, income taxes, depreciation, contingencies, stock-based compensation and costs associated with exit or disposal activities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Net Income Per Common Share

 

The Company calculates earnings per share in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Basic earnings  per share is calculated by dividing net income  attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, adjusted for potentially dilutive securities.

 

F-8



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollars in tables in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

A reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted per share computations follows (in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

Year ended December 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

4,421

 

$

2,867

 

$

3,166

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares (Basic)

 

4,386

 

4,399

 

4,414

 

Dilutive effect of outstanding options and nonvested shares of restricted stock

 

114

 

28

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares including assumed conversions (Diluted)

 

4,500

 

4,427

 

4,461

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per share

 

$

1.01

 

$

0.65

 

$

0.72

 

Diluted net income per share

 

$

0.98

 

$

0.65

 

$

0.71

 

 

Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all liquid short-term investments with original maturities of 90 days or less to be cash equivalents.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable principally represents amounts collectible from our customers. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers but generally does not require collateral to support any outstanding obligation. Allowances for potential uncollectible amounts are estimated and deducted from total accounts receivable.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable

 

We provide allowances for doubtful accounts related to accounts receivable for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. We take into consideration the overall quality and aging of the receivable portfolio along with specifically identified customer risks. If actual customer payment performance were to deteriorate to an extent not expected, additional allowances may be required.

 

F-9



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollars in tables in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

Assets and liabilities of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries have been translated at current exchange rates, and related revenues and expenses have been translated at average rates of exchange in effect during the year.  Cumulative translation adjustments have been classified within accumulated other comprehensive income, which is a separate component of stockholders’ equity in accordance ASC Topic No. 220, “Comprehensive Income”.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations in credit risk consist of cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. At December 31, 2010, the Company’s $4.5 million of investments in marketable securities are only in highly rated and liquid U.S. government securities and insured certificates of deposit.

 

The Company’s cash and cash equivalents, at times, may exceed federally insured limits. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts. The Company believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents.

 

Marketable Securities

 

The Company accounts for marketable securities pursuant to the ASC Topic No. 320, “Investments in Debt and Equity Securities.” Under this statement, the Company’s securities with a readily determinable fair value have been classified as available for sale and are carried at fair value with an offsetting adjustment to accumulated other comprehensive income in Stockholders’ Equity.

 

Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts of financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximated fair value as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, because of the relative short maturity of these instruments.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory, consisting primarily of finished products held for resale, is stated at the lower of cost (weighted average) or market.

 

Equipment and Leasehold Improvements

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements are stated at cost. Equipment depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over three to five years.  Leasehold improvements are amortized  using the straight line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets or the related lease terms, whichever is shorter.

 

F-10



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollars in tables in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Accounts receivable-long-term

 

Accounts receivable—long-term result from product sales with extended payment terms that are discounted to their present values at the prevailing market rates. In subsequent periods, the accounts receivable are increased to the amounts due and payable by the customers through the accretion of interest income on the unpaid accounts receivable due in future years. The amounts due under these long-term accounts receivable due within one year are reclassified to the current portion of accounts receivable.

 

Comprehensive Income

 

Comprehensive income consists of net income for the period, the impact of unrealized foreign currency translation adjustments and unrealized gains or losses on investments.  The foreign currency translation adjustments are not currently adjusted for income taxes as they relate to permanent investments in international subsidiaries.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company records revenues from sales transactions when title to products sold passes to the customer. Usual sales terms are FOB shipping point, at which time title and risk of loss has passed to the customer. Revenue is recognized in accordance with ASC Topic 985-605 “ Software Revenue Recognition” and  ASC Topic 605-10-S99, and ASC Topic 605-45, “Reporting Revenue Gross as a Principal versus Net as an Agent”. The majority of the Company’s revenues relates to physical products and is recognized on a gross basis with the selling price to the customer recorded as net sales with the acquisition cost of the product to the Company recorded as cost of sales. At the time of sale, the Company also records an estimate for sales returns based on historical experience. Certain software maintenance products, third party services and extended warranties sold by the Company (for which the Company is not the primary obligor) are recognized on a net basis. Accordingly, such revenues are recognized in net sales either at the time of sale or over the contract period, based on the nature of the contract, at the net amount retained by the Company, with no cost of goods sold.

 

Vendor rebates and price protection are recorded when earned as a reduction to cost of sales or merchandise inventory, as applicable. Cooperative reimbursements from vendors, which are earned and available, are recorded in the period the related advertising expenditure is incurred. Cooperative reimbursements are recorded as net sales in accordance with ASC Topic 605-50 “Accounting by a Customer (including reseller) for Certain Consideration Received from a Vendor.”

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company has stockholder-approved stock incentive plans for employees and directors. Stock- based compensation is recognized based on the grant date fair value and is recognized as expense on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period.

 

F-11



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollars in tables in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company utilizes the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. This method also requires a valuation allowance against the net deferred tax asset if, based on the weighted available evidence, it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In January 2010, the FASB issued Accounting  Standards  Update (“ASU”) No. 2010-06, “Fair Value  Measurements  and  Disclosures:  Improving  Disclosures  About Fair Value Measurements.”  This ASU requires additional disclosures about the fair value measurements including transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2 and a higher level of disaggregation for the different types of financial instruments.  For the reconciliation of Level 3 fair value measurements, information about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements should be presented separately.  ASU 2010-06 is effective for interim and annual financial periods beginning after December 15, 2009, and did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

3.  Marketable securities

 

Investments in available-for-sale securities at December 31, 2010 were:

 

 

 

Cost

 

Market value

 

Unrealized gain (loss)

 

U.S. Government Securities

 

$

1,008

 

$

1,009

 

$

1

 

Certificates of deposit

 

3,524

 

3,519

 

$

(5

)

Total Marketable securities

 

$

4,532

 

$

4,528

 

$

(4

)

 

The cost and market value of our investments at December 31, 2010 by contractual maturity were:

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated

 

 

 

Cost

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due in one year or less

 

$

4,532

 

$

4,528

 

 

F-12



 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollars in tables in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Investments in available-for-sale securities at December 31, 2009 were:

 

 

 

Cost

 

Market value

 

Unrealized gain (loss)

 

U.S. Government Securities

 

$

4,064

 

$

4,064

 

$

 

Certificates of deposit

 

3,517

 

3,507

 

$

(10

)

Total Marketable securities