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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-Q


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

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012


or


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

For the transition period from ____ to ____


Commission File Number: 0-51105


ALCO, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada

11-3644700

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


25th Floor, Fortis Bank Tower

No. 77-79 Gloucester Road

Wanchai, Hong Kong

(Address of principal executive offices)


852-2521-0373

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


None

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)


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 whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.


Large accelerated filer

o

Accelerated filer

o

Non-accelerated filer

o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

x


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).



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Yes o  No x


APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.  

Yes o  No o


APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.  As of May 11, 2012, there were 10,342,000 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding



TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

3

 

CPMSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

4

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

5

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

6

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

7

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

8

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

15

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

18

 

ITEM 4(T). CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

18

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

19

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

19

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

19

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

19

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

19

 

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

20

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

20

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

20




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PART 1 - FINANCIAL INFORMATION



ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


The consolidated financial statements of ALCO, Inc. and subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"), included herein were prepared, without audit, pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Because certain information and notes normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America were condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the audited financial statements of the Company as included in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.




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ALCO, INC

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

ASSETS

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

7,926,577

$

8,203,957

Commissions receivable, net

 

371,942

 

399,942

Enrollment fee receivable

 

4,670

 

7,380

Fiduciary asset

 

1,860,551

 

1,075,578

Loan receivable

 

1,912,000

 

1,912,000

Tax receivable

 

12,377

 

33,558

Total current assets

 

12,088,117

 

11,632,415

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

214,536

 

186,501

Goodwill

 

208,306

 

208,306

Intangible asset

 

38,051

 

43,153

 

 

 

 

 

Other non-current assets:

 

 

 

 

Deposits and prepayment

 

220,464

 

219,482

Marketable securities

 

307,697

 

261,854

Other receivable

 

93,550

 

119,984

Total other non-assets

 

621,711

 

601,320

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

$

13,170,721

$

12,671,695

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

$

2,107,830

$

1,054,919

Claim payable

 

38,673

 

20,744

Other payable

 

91,740

 

663,450

Accrued expenses

 

38,578

 

100,013

Due to directors

 

41,052

 

41,184

Deferred revenue

 

                        -

 

1,917

Total Current Liabilities

$

2,317,873

$

1,882,227

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

ALCO, Inc. shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.01, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding

$

                        -

$

                           -

Common stock, par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized;10,342,000 and 10,348,000 shares issued and outstanding

 

10,342

 

10,348

Additional Paid-in capital

 

241,894

 

218,651

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

85,499

 

37,379

Retained earnings

 

10,475,551

 

10,398,787

Total ALCO, Inc. shareholders' equity

 

10,813,286

 

10,665,165

Noncontrolling interest

 

39,562

 

124,303

Total equity

 

10,852,848

 

10,789,468

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

13,170,721

$

12,671,695

 

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements



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ALCO, INC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 

 

Quarter ended March 31,

Revenues

 

2012

 

2011

Commission income

$

1,400,206

$

1,522,352

Consulting income

 

13,933

 

42,839

Website advertising

 

1,917

 

1,917

Enrollment fee income

 

3,231

 

3,192

Total revenues

 

1,419,287

 

1,570,300

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

Salaries

 

715,911

 

547,787

Travel expenses

 

134,037

 

76,099

Rents

 

163,029

 

131,030

Bad debt expenses

 

9,834

 

(15,983)

Depreciation and amortization

 

95,461

 

22,301

Other general and administrative

 

167,464

 

215,903

Total operating expenses

 

1,285,736

 

977,137

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Operations

 

133,551

 

593,163

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income (Expense)

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

995

 

810

Investment income

 

4,880

 

4,028

Other revenues

 

4,905

 

22,519

Loss on disposal of fixed asset

 

(5,450)

 

                      -

Total other income

 

5,330

 

27,357

 

 

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

 

138,881

 

620,520

Provision for income taxes

 

21,218

 

123,769

Net Income

 

117,663

 

496,751

Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

 

(40,899)

 

(27,557)

Net Income attributable to ALCO, Inc.

$

76,764

$

469,194

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

117,663

 

496,751

Other Comprehensive Income (loss)

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities

 

42,721

 

8,774

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

5,399

 

4,779

Comprehensive Income

$

165,783

$

510,304

Less: comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest

 

(40,899)

 

(27,557)

Comprehensive Income attributable to ALCO. Inc.

 

124,884

 

482,747

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Fully Diluted Earnings per Share

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to ALCO, Inc

 

 

 

 

common shareholders

$

0.01

$

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

10,344,110

 

10,342,000

 

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements



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ALCO, INC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

117,663

$

496,751

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

 

 

 

 

 

Bad debt

 

 

9,834

 

(15,983)

Depreciation expense

 

 

90,017

 

17,068

Amortization expense

 

 

5,444

 

5,233

Stock-based compensation

 

 

23,238

 

25,120

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

5,450

 

                    -

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase)/Decrease in commission receivable

 

 

18,150

 

15,886

(Increase)/Decrease in enrolment fee receivable

 

 

2,710

 

(1,209)

(Increase)/Decrease in deposit and prepayment

 

 

(968)

 

23,291

(Increase)/Decrease in fiduciary asset

 

 

(784,969)

 

(4,476,992)

(Increase)/Decrease in other receivable

 

 

23,395

 

(3,651)

Increase/(Decrease) in accounts payable

 

 

1,052,911

 

4,931,736

Increase/(Decrease) in claims payable

 

 

17,929

 

23,674

Increase/(Decrease) in other payable

 

 

(571,711)

 

(57,352)

Increase/(Decrease) in accrued expenses

 

 

(61,449)

 

(100,211)

Increase/(Decrease) in deferred revenue

 

 

(1,917)

 

(1,917)

Increase/(Decrease) in tax receivable

 

 

21,168

 

119,924

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

(33,105)

 

1,001,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for purchase of fixed assets

 

 

(123,328)

 

(9,188)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(123,328)

 

(9,188)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend paid to minority shareholders

 

 

(125,640)

 

(128,717)

Borrowings on related party debt

 

 

                    -

 

66,339

Principal payments on related party debt

 

 

(132)

 

(6,676)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(125,772)

 

(69,054)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalent

 

 

(282,205)

 

923,126

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  and cash

Equivalent

 

 

4,825

 

3,920

Cash and cash equivalent at beginning of period

 

 

8,203,957

 

8,051,872

Cash and cash equivalent at end of period

 

$

7,926,577

$

8,978,918

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

                    -

$

810

Income taxes paid

 

$

(37)

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Cash Transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend received

 

$

3,122

$

2,644

Purchase price allocation adjustment

 

$

-

 

40,729

Change in fair value for Available-for-sales securities

 

$

(42,721)

$

(8,774)

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements



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ALCO, INC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALCO, Inc Shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Additional Paid-in Capital

 

 

Retained Earnings

 

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

Non-controlling Interest

 

Total Equity

 

Shares

 

Par Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, January 1, 2011

10,342,000

 $

10,342

$

118,784

$

103,784

$

9,110,581

$

9,343,491

$

130,567

$

9,474,058

Restricted stock issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Stock issued

25,500

 

26

 

(26)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

  Stock forfeited

(19,500)

 

(20)

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Stock based compensation

-

 

-

 

99,873

 

-

 

-

 

99,873

 

-

 

99,873

Unrealized loss on marketable securities

-

 

-

 

-

 

(91,370)

 

-

 

(91,370)

 

-

 

(91,370)

Foreign currency translation adjustments

-

 

-

 

-

 

24,965

 

-

 

24,965

 

-

 

24,965

Net Income

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

1,288,206

 

1,288,206

 

122,454

 

1,410,660

Dividend paid

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(128,718)

 

(128,718)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2011

10,348,000

 

10,348

 

218,651

 

37,379

 

10,398,787

 

10,665,165

 

124,303

 

10,789,468

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted stock issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Stock forfeited

(6,000)

 

(6)

 

6

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Stock based compensation

-

 

-

 

23,237

 

-

 

-

 

23,237

 

-

 

23,237

Unrealized loss on marketable securities

-

 

-

 

-

 

42,721

 

-

 

42,721

 

-

 

42,721

Foreign currency translation adjustments

-

 

-

 

-

 

5,399

 

-

 

5,399

 

-

 

5,399

Net Income

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

76,764

 

76,764

 

40,899

 

117,663

Dividend paid

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(125,640)

 

(125,640)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, March 31, 2012 (Unaudited)

10,342,000

 

10,342

 

241,894

 

85,499

 

10,475,551

 

10,813,286

 

39,562

 

10,852,848

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements


 



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ALCO, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 (UNAUDITED)


Note 1 – Organization and Operations


Description of Business and Basis of Presentation


ALCO, Inc. (“ALCO,” “we,” “us,” the “Company”) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on June 7, 1999 as Seahorse, Inc. and changed its name to Lotus Capital Corp. (“Lotus”) on September 20, 2004.  The Company changed its name to ALCO, Inc. on February 13, 2006.


The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the SEC instructions to Form 10-Q.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ended December 31, 2012. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in ALCO’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all its majority-owned subsidiaries which require consolidation.  Inter-company transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


Certain accounting principles, which are stipulated by General Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“US GAAP”), are not applicable in the Hong Kong Accounting Standards (“HKAS”).  The difference between HKAS accounts of the Company and its US GAAP financial statements is adjusted in the Company consolidated financial statement.


The Company maintains its books and accounting records in Hong Kong dollar ("HK$"), which is determined as the functional currency.  Assets and liabilities of the Company are translated at the prevailing exchange rate at each year end.  Contributed capital accounts are translated using the historical rate of exchange when capital is injected.  Income statement accounts are translated at the average rate of exchange during the year.  Translation adjustments arising from the use of different exchange rates from period to period are included in the cumulative translation adjustment account in shareholders' equity.  Gain and losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are included in operations.


Reclassification


Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.



Note 2 – Significant Accounting Policies


For significant accounting policies, see notes to the consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s annual report of Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC.


Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that 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 revenue and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results, when ultimately realized could differ from those estimates.






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Foreign Currency and Other Comprehensive Income


The accompanying financial statements are presented in United States (US) dollars.  The functional currency of Andrew Liu & Co Ltd (“ALC”), Chang An Consultants Ltd (“CAC”) and Edushipasia Limited (“ESA”) is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$).  The financial statements are translated into US dollars from HK$ at year-end exchange rates for assets and liabilities, and weighted average exchange rates for revenues and expenses.  Capital accounts are translated at their historical exchange rates when the capital transactions occurred.


The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”), Hong Kong's central bank, maintains a Linked Exchange Rate System since 1983.  The HKMA operates Convertibility Undertakings on both the strong side and the weak side of the Linked Rate of US$1: HK$7.8.  In fact, the exchange rate for HK$ to US dollars has varied by only 100ths during the first quarter of 2011 and 2010.  Thus, the consistent exchange rate used has been 7.80 HK$ per each US dollar.  Since there have been no greater fluctuations in the exchange rate, there is no gain or loss from foreign currency translation and no resulting other comprehensive income or loss.


Foreign currency transactions are those that required settlement in a currency other than HK$.  Gain or loss from foreign currency transactions, or exchange loss, are recognized in income in the period they occur.


The functional currency of Shanghai Heshili Broker Co. Limited (“SHB”) and AL Marine Consulting Services (Shanghai) Ltd (“ALM Shanghai”) is the Chinese Yuan (“CNY”).  The financial statements of SHB and ALM Shanghai are translated into United States dollars in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification Code (ASC) No. 830, " Foreign Currency Matters”, using quarter-end rates of exchange for assets and liabilities, and average rates of exchange for the period for revenues, costs, and expenses and historical rates for the equity.  Translation adjustments resulting from the process of translating the local currency financial statements into U.S. dollars are included in determining comprehensive income.


The exchange rates used to translate amounts in CNY into U.S. Dollars for the purposes of preparing the consolidated financial statements were as follows:  


Balance sheet items, as of period-end date: US$0.15770:CNY1


Amounts included in the statements of operations, statements of changes in shareholders’ equity and statements of cash flows for the period:


US$0.15793:CNY1


Earnings Per Share


Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted earnings per share is computed similar to basic earnings per share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potential common shares had been issued and if the additional common shares were dilutive. There were no dilutive shares for the three months ended March 31, 2012.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements


The Company has evaluated all the recent accounting pronouncements through the filing date and believes that none of them will have a material effect on the Company.





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Note 3 – Cash


 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

Cash consist of the following:

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Cash in hand

$

8,832

$

6,163

Cash in bank - Saving & Checking

 

 

 

 

China Construction Bank (Asia) (formerly known as Bank of America (Asia))

 

7,259,880

 

7,552,133

United Overseas Bank

 

3,915

 

5,915

Bank of China

 

82,910

 

55,034

Sun Hung Kei Financial

 

32

 

42

Bank of Shanghai

 

570,977

 

581,130

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

 

31

 

4

Hui Shang Bank

 

0

 

3,536

 

$

7,926,577

$

8,203,957


Cash balances are held principally at one financial institution and are not insured.  The Company believes it mitigates its risk by investing in or through major financial institutions.  Recoverability is dependent upon the performance of the institution.

Although the cash balances are not insured, however, starting in September 2006, cash balances (except accounts with overdraft facilities) are protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme which is maintaining by the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board, an independent statutory body established under the Deposit Protection Scheme Ordinance (Cap. 581).


Under the scheme, compensation up to a limit of HK$100,000 (US$12,821) per depositor would be paid from the scheme to depositor if the bank with which the depositor holds his/her eligible deposits fails.  On October 14, 2008, the Hong Kong Government announced that they would use the Exchange Fund to guarantee the repayment of all customer deposits held in authorized institutions in Hong Kong, following the principles of the Deposit Protection Scheme.  This action began on October 14, 2008 and expired at the end of 2010.  Following the enactment of the Deposit Protection Scheme (Amendment) Ordinance 2010 in June 2010, the protection limit of the Deposit Protection Scheme is increased from HK$100,000 per depositor to HK$500,000 (approximately US$64,103) per depositor with effect from January 1, 2011.



Note 4 – Commissions Receivable


 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

Commissions receivable consist of the following:

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions receivable

$

554,138

$

620,353

Less: allowances for doubtful accounts

 

182,196

 

220,411

 

$

371,942

$

399,942



Note 5 – Fiduciary Asset


Fiduciary assets are cash balances held by a bank, mainly consisting of premiums collected from customers and payable to insurers, and claims received from insurers and payable to policyholders.


When the Company receives a premium from a customer, it debits the lump sum amount into one bank account and establishes a schedule to keep track of the amount of premium payable to the insurer.  At the monthly closing, the Company reclassifies the amount of premium payable to insurers as fiduciary assets.  Also, when the Company receives a claim on behalf of a policyholder, it debits fiduciary assets and credits claims payable and other payables, if necessary.  The fiduciary asset had a balance of $1,860,551 and $1,075,578 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.





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Note 6 – Property, Plant and Equipment


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

Property, Plant and Equipment consists of the following:

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Furniture and fixtures

$

34,441

$

186,792

Office equipment

 

175,305

 

178,230

Leasehold improvements

 

32,518

 

203,831

Motor Vehicle

 

65,434

 

61,899

 

 

307,698

 

630,752

Less: Accumulated depreciation

 

93,162

 

444,251

 

$

214,536

$

186,501


Depreciation expense for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $90,017 and $17,068 respectively.


Loss on disposal of fixed assets for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $5,450 and $0 respectively.



Note 7 – Fair Value of Available for Sale Marketable Securities Investments and Investment Income


The following are the Company’s investments owned and securities sold by level within the fair value hierarchy at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:


Assets

 

Fair value

 

Fair value Hierarchy

 

 

March 31, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocks

$

307,697

$

261,854

 

Level 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Unrealized gain of $42,721 and $8,774 for the investments were recognized in the other comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  All these gain and loss are related to the investments listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


 

 

Period ended March 31,

Investment Income

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend from the publicly traded equity securities

$

4,880

$

             4,028



Note 8 – Loan Receivable


On August 4, 2011, the Company subsidiary Andrew Liu & Company Limited (“ALC”) entered into a loan agreement with its clients, Jian Mao International Shipping Co Ltd (“JMISCL”) and Jian Xing Intl Shipping Co Ltd (“JXISCL”).  Under the loan agreement, ALC will make available to JMISCL and JXISCL an on demand loan facility in the principal amount of up to US$3,000,000.  The loan is interest free and secured by the claim proceeds under a claim filed by JMISCL and JXISCL under the terms an existing Hull & Machinery insurance policy insuring a vessel owned and managed by JMISCL and JXISCL respectively.  The loan is payable upon demand at any time following settlement of the claim if the claim proceeds are not adequate to cover the loan in full, and in any event is due and payable in full on or before August 4, 2012.  




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As of March 2012, the outstanding balance of the loan is as follows:

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Loan amount

$

3,000,000

$

3,000,000

Less: Repayment

 

(1,088,000)

 

(1,088,000)

Balance

$

1,912,000

$

1,912,000



Note 9 – Due to Directors

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

Due to directors consist of the following:

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Liu Fu Kang

 

40,487

 

40,487

John Liu Shou Kang

 

565

 

697

 

$

41,052

$

41,184


Due to director represents loans payable that are unsecured, non-interest bearing and have no fixed terms of repayment, therefore, deemed payable on demand.



Note 10 – Stock-based Compensation


2010 restricted stock plan


On June 1, 2010, the board of directors approved and the Company granted an award of 198,000 shares of restricted stock to certain key employees and directors of the Company. The award was made pursuant to the 2010 Restricted Share Stock Compensation Plan as approved by the Company’s Board of Directors. Under the plan, a maximum of 500,000 common shares may be delivered in satisfaction of awards. Key employees and directors are eligible to participate in the plan. Each grant of restricted shares under the Plan is subject to certain terms and conditions such as the shares cannot be transferred during the restriction period and the shares will be forfeited if the employment is terminated by the holder or the Company. Restricted stocks are granted at a strike price that is equal to the fair value of the Company’s stock on the date of grant.


The aggregate value of this award was $310,860, as determined by multiplying the number of shares times the fair value of the Company’s stock on June 1, 2010, the date of the grant award. The fair value is based on discounted free cash flow analyses, which involve management’s best estimate of future revenue, operation expenses, investing activities, and financing activities. In the valuation, the free cash flow is projected for five years and is determined by using the Company’s historical figures such as revenue and operation expenses which are compounded annually with 5% growth rate. Free cash flow occurring beyond the five-year projection period is assumed to be in perpetuity and determined by using the Perpetuity Growth Model in which the project net cash flow is divided by the risk-free rate. The sums of the five-year free cash flow together with the perpetual free cash flow are then discounted by the risk free rate. As a result, the fair value of the Company’s stock on the date of the grant award is $1.57 per share. When determining the risk-free rate, Hong Kong unsecured long term loan rate, 7.25%, in effect at the time of grant is used in the calculation.


2011 restricted stock plan


On June 1, 2011, the board of directors approved and the Company granted an award of 25,500 shares of restricted stock to certain key employees of the Company.  The award was made pursuant to the 2010 Restricted Share Stock Compensation Plan mentioned as above.  The aggregate value of this award was $71,145, as determined by multiplying the number of shares times the fair value of the Company’s stock on June 1, 2011, the date of the grant award.  The fair value is calculated based on the same approach mentioned above and the fair value of the Company’s stock on the date of the grant award is $2.79 per share. When determining the risk-free rate of this award, Hong Kong unsecured long term loan rate, 7.25%, in effect at the time of grant is used in the calculation.




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During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recognized $23,237 and $25,120 respectively, of stock-based compensation expense.



Note 11 – Related Party Transaction


The Company rents quarters for directors in Hong Kong and Shanghai from companies owned by directors of the Company.  The relevant rent expenses consist of following:


 

 

 

 

Period ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

Location

 

Landlord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai Quarter

 

Fortune Ocean and Andrew Liu Fu Kang

 

7,692

 

7,692

Director (Andrew) Quarter

 

First Pacific Development Ltd

 

3,333

 

5,000

 

 

 

$

11,025

$

12,692



Note 12 – Income Taxes


The Company's effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was 15.28% and 19.95%, respectively.  The provisions for income taxes for the periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are summarized as follows:


 

 

Period ended March 31,

Hong Kong only:

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Current

$

21,218

$

123,769

Deferred

 

                 -   

 

                 -   

 

$

21,218

$

123,769


A reconciliation between the income tax computed at the U.S. statutory rate and the Company’s provision for income tax is as follows:

 

 

Period ended March 31,

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. statutory rate

 

34.00%

 

34.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign income not recognized in the U.S.

 

-34.00%

 

-34.00%

Miscellaneous permanent differences

 

-1.22%

 

3.45%

Hong Kong income tax rate

 

           16.50%   

 

16.50%                  

Provision for income tax

 

15.28%

 

19.95%


There were no significant permanent or temporary differences.


Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes


The Company adopted the provisions of Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes on January 1, 2007.  The provisions clarify the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with the standard “Accounting for Income Taxes,” and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.  The provisions of Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition.


Based on the Company’s evaluation, the Company has concluded that there are no significant uncertain tax positions re



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quiring recognition in its financial statements.


The Company may from time to time be assessed interest or penalties by major tax jurisdictions.  In the event it receives an assessment for interest and/or penalties, it will be classified in the financial statements as tax expense.



Note 13 – Operating Leases


Future minimum lease payments for operating leases for the succeeding years consists of following:


 

 

April 2012 – March 2013

 

April 2013 – March 2014

 

April 2014 and thereafter

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carmel Hill, Hong Kong (Director Quarter)

$

31,923

$

-

$

-

$

31,923

25th Floor, Fortis Tower, Hong Kong (New Hong Kong Office)

 

312,615

 

312,615

 

390,769

 

1,015,999

Union Building, Shanghai, China (Shanghai Office)

 

12,506

 

-

 

-

 

12,506

Union Building, Shanghai, China (ALM Shanghai Office)

 

19,267

 

            -

 

-

 

19,267

Union Building, Shanghai, China (SHB Office)

 

21,193

 

-

 

-

 

21,193

Sino Plaza, Fuzhou (Fuzhou Office)

 

6,942

 

-

 

-

 

6,942

 

$

404,446

$

312,615

$

390,769

$

1,107,830


The Company has seven material operating lease commitments for its facilities.  For details of the leases, see notes to the consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s annual report of Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC.



Note 14 – Noncontrolling Interest


On February 1, 2012, the Company subsidiary Chang An Consultants Ltd., declared dividends of approximately $314,103. The Company has paid $125,640 to the noncontrolling shareholders.



Note 15 – Commitments and Contingencies


The Company's business operations exist solely in the PRC and are subject to significant risks not typically associated with companies in North America and Western Europe.  These include risks associated with, among others, the political, economic and legal environments and foreign currency limitations.


The Company's results may thus be adversely affected by changes in the political and social conditions in the PRC, and by changes in governmental policies, laws, regulations, anti-inflationary measures, currency conversion and remittance limitation, and rates and methods of taxation, among other things.






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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


DISCLAIMER REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS


Certain statements in this report, including statements in the following discussion, which are not statements of historical fact, are what are known as “forward-looking statements”, which are basically statements about the future.  For that reason, these statements involve risk and uncertainty since no one can accurately predict the future.  Words such as “plans,” “intends,” “will,” “hopes,” “seeks,” “anticipates,” “expects,” and the like, often identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the only indication that a statement is a forward-looking statement.  Such forward-looking statements include statements concerning our plans and objectives with respect to the present and future operations of the Company, and statements which express or imply that such present and future operations will or may produce revenues, income or profits.  Numerous factors and future events could cause the Company to change such plans and objectives, or fail to successfully implement such plans or achieve such objectives, or cause such present and future operations to fail to produce revenues, income or profits.  Therefore, the reader is advised that the following discussion should be considered in light of the discussion of risks and other factors contained in this report on Form 10Q and in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  No statements contained in the following discussion should be construed as a guarantee or assurance of future performance or future results.



PLAN OF OPERATIONS



According to the plan of operations last year, the Company would enhance the credit control and marketing functions.  After reviewing the result of 2011, we can conclude that the plan is successful.  Regarding credit control, our enhancements are operated effectively as the receivable turnover ratio for Andrew Liu $ Company Limited (ALC) and Chang An Consultants Ltd (CAC) was improved from 7.84 in the full year of 2010 to 9.79 in 2011.  It means the average collection period for outstanding receivables dropped from 47 days in 2010 to 37 days in 2011.  Regarding the marketing function, more resources, including both additional personnel and IT applications, were allocated during 2011.  Consequently, positive results were noted as the number of customers increased 5% during 2011.


For the 2012 fiscal year, the Company will continue to seek to enhance its credit control and marketing functions in order to maintain competitiveness.  In addition, in order to expand its insurance brokerage business, the Company has been looking for investment opportunities in Asia since 2009.  In December 2010, the Company acquired a general insurance brokerage firm in China as the first step in an effort to grow its business through acquisition.  Based upon the results of operation for the 2011 fiscal year, management believes the initial acquisition was successful and is continuing to seek additional suitable investment opportunities in 2012.  Furthermore, in order to enhance the Company’s operations and supporting function, we have a plan to upgrade our existing phone system and hire additional employees in the next twelve months.  


The plans of investment, phone system upgrade and employee hiring will depend on the market situation, associated risk factors and our internal resources.  There is no assurance that we will able to implement these plans within the foreseeable future.  


We do not have any material off-balance sheet arrangements.



RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012 COMPARED WITH THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2011


Revenue


Revenue for the three months ending March 31, 2012 was $1,419,287, as compared to $1,570,300 for the same period of 2011.  The decrease of $151,013 or approximately 10%, was mainly due to decreases of commission income and consulting



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income.  Commission income is based on a percentage of the premiums paid by the insured, and decreased by $122,146 or 8% when compared to last year.  2.5% of the decrease was contributed by Shanghai Heshili Broker Co Limited (SHB), while 5.5% was contributed by ALC and CAC.  Total commission income contributed by SHB was $68,029 for the three months ending March 31, 2012, which is approximately 4.9% of the total commission income of the group for the three months ending March 31, 2012.  If the contribution from SHB is excluded, commission income of the group for the same period of 2012 decreased by 78,170 or 5.5% as compared to the same period of 2011.  The decrease of commission income was mainly due to average commission earned per client decreased 8% even though the number of clients increased 3% during the period.


Consulting income for the three months period ended March 31, 2012 was $13,933 compared to $42,839 for the comparable period of 2011.  The decrease of $28,906 or approximately 67%, was mainly due to demand of the services decreased.  Enrollment fee for the three months period ended March 31, 2012 were $3,321 as compared to $3,192 for the same period of 2011.  The decrease was mainly due to the decrease of enrollment during the period.  


Net income before tax and noncontrolling interest


Net income before tax and noncontrolling interest for the three months ending March 31, 2012 was $138,881 compared to $620,520 for the three months period ended March 31, 2011.  The decrease in pre-tax profit of 481,639, or approximately 78%, was mainly because the revenue decreased by 10% and operating expenses increased by 32% at the same time.  Causes for the revenue decrease were discussed in the section of Revenue above while causes for the operating expense increase will be discussed in the section of Operating expenses below.  


Other income and expense decreased to $5,330 in 2012 from $27,357 in 2011.  The decrease was mainly due to decrease in other revenues and a loss was incurred on disposal of fixed asset for the old office space in Hong Kong.  Other revenue for the three months period ended March 31, 2012 was $4,905 compared to $22,519 for the comparable period of 2011.  The decrease of $17,614 or approximately 78% was mainly due to a one-time income which is not recurring in nature was received during last year.  


Investment income increased 21% in 2012 as compared to 2011 mainly as a result of an increase in dividend income received from publicly traded equity securities owned by the Company.  


Operating expenses


Operating expenses for the three months ending March 31, 2012 was $1,285,736, as compared to $977,137 for the three month period ended March 31, 2011.  The increase of $308,599 or approximately 32% was mainly due to increases in salary, travel expenses, rents, bad debt expenses, depreciation and amortization, partially offset by a decrease in other general and administrative expenses.


The reasons for the increases and decreases in the major items are as follows:


n

Salaries – increased $168,124 or 31% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to last year.  The increase in salary expenses was mainly due to increases in pay rates and headcounts.

n

Travel Expenses – increased $57,938 or 76% for the three months ended March 31, 2012.  The increase was due to more business travels that are in relation to the business during the period of 2012 as compared with 2011.

n

Rent – Increased $31,999 or 24% for the three months ended March 31, 2012.  The increase was mainly due to increase in rental rate of the old office space, and the new office space was rented for the Hong Kong office.

n

Bad debt expenses – increased by $25,817 or 162% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to last year.  The increase was mainly due to an increase in the provision of doubtful debts during the period.

n

Depreciation and amortization – increased by $73,160 or 328% from $22,301 in 2011 to $95,461 in 2012.  The increase was due to the addition of fixed assets during the three months period of 2012.  In addition, because of the Hong Kong Office was moved to a new location in March 2012, beginning in November 2011, we began to amortize the net book value of the leasehold improvement of the old location over their its remaining life.  Consequently, additional depreciation was charged in 2012.  During the three months end March 31, 2012, depreciation for fixed assets was $90,017 while amortization charge for intangible asset was $5,444.

n

Other general & administrative expenses – decreased $48,439 or 22% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as



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compared to last year.  In general, the decrease was due to the effort of expense control during the period.



LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES


Cash flow


For the three months ended March 31, 2012, cash used in operating activities totaled $33,105.  This was primarily due to net income during the period plus an increase in deposit and prepayment, fiduciary asset, accounts payable, claims payable and income tax receivable which was partially offset by a decrease in commission receivable, enrolment fee receivable, other receivable, other payable, accrued expenses and deferred revenue.  


Net income after adjustments of non-cash activities for the three months ending March 31, 2012 decreased by $276,543 or 52% as compared to the same period of 2011, the changes in operating assets and liabilities for the three months ending March 31, 2012 decreased $757,930 or 160% as compared to the same period of 2011.  As a result, net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2012 decreased by $1,034,473, or approximately 103%, as compared to last year.  


For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, cash used in investing activities amounted to $123,328 and $9,188, respectively.  The fund was used for the purchase of fixed assets.


For the three months ended March 31, 2012, cash used in finance activities totaled $125,773.  The funds were used for the dividend payment to minority shareholders and payments on related party debt.  For the same period of 2011, net cash used by financing activities amounted to $69,054.  The funds were used for the repayment of obligation under finance leases, dividend payment to minority shareholders, and payments on related party debt which were partially offset by the borrowings on related party.


Assets and liabilities


For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Group’s balance sheet reflects total assets of $13,170,721 and total liabilities of $2,317,873.  These items increased $499,026 (approximately 4%) and $435,646 (approximately 23%), respectively, when compared to the year ended December 31, 2011.  The increase of total assets was mainly due to an increase of fiduciary assets, property, plant and equipment, and deposits and prepayment, and market securities which was partially offset by a decrease of cash and cash equivalents, commission receivable, enrolment fee receivable, tax receivable, intangible asset, and other receivable.  In addition, the increase of total liabilities was mainly due to an increase of trade accounts payable and claim payable which was partially offset by a decrease of other payable, accrued expenses, amount due to directors and deferred revenue.


As at March 31, 2012, commission receivable was $371,942 as compared to $399,942 as at December 31, 2011, while trade accounts payable was $2,107,830, as compared to December 31, 2011 balance of $1,054,919.  Each of these changes was due to the timing of commissions received from customers and the timing of making payments to insurers and customers in relation to the period end.  In addition, because the commission income decreased, commission receivable as at March 31, 2012 decreased by $28,000 or 7% as compared to December 31, 2011 balance.  In addition, because certain payment advances made on behalf of customers were refunded, other receivable decreased by $26,434 or 22% as compared to the year end of 2011.  Furthermore, because certain fund received on behalf of customers had been paid during the period, the other payable decreased $571,710 or 86% as compared to the year end of 2011.  On the other hand, certain claim proceeds were received on behalf of customers but had not been paid yet, the claim payable increased by $17,929 or 86% as compared to the year end of 2011.


Accrued expenses of $38,578 as at March 31, 2012 reduced by $61,435 or approximately 61% from $100,013 as at December 31, 2011.  The reduction was mainly due to repayment of the accrued expenses which were provided for the year of 2011.  In addition, income tax receivable as at March 31, 2012 was $12,377.  It is in relation to the provision of income tax for the three months ending of 2012.




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Because the interest rate is maintained at a very low level in the recent years, the Company purchased publicly traded equity securities with high dividend yield since 2008 for long term investment purpose.  The market value of the equity securities was $307,697 and $261,854 as at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively.  The increase of $45,843 or approximately 18% was mainly due to the change of fair values between March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 and the addition of equity securities which were acquired during the period.


In August 2011, the Company made a secured loan of $3,000,000 to clients.  During 2011, $1,088,000 or about 36% was repaid. As at March 31, 2012, the balance of such loan was $1,912,000.


The Company has bank and cash equivalents of approximately $7,926,577 as at March 31, 2012.  The Company has sufficient funds to satisfy its financial commitments and working capital requirements for the next twelve months.  During the period end of March 31, 2012, the Company had $0 of commitments for capital expenditures and off-balance sheet arrangements as well as operating lease commitments of $1,107,830.



OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS


We do not have any material off-balance sheet arrangements.



RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS


For information about new accounting pronouncements and the potential impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements, see Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this Form 10-Q and Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2011 Form 10-K.



ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK


Not applicable.



ITEM 4(T). CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES


Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures


The Securities and Exchange Commission defines the term “disclosure controls and procedures” to mean a company's controls and other procedures of an issuer that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms.  Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is accumulated and communicated to the issuer’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  The Company maintains such a system of controls and procedures in an effort to ensure that all information which it is required to disclose in the reports it files under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified under the SEC's rules and forms and that information required to be disclosed is accumulated and communicated to principal executive and principal financial officers to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.


As of the end of the period covered by this report, The Company's management, with the participation of the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer, carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company's "disclosure, controls and procedures" (as defined in the Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(3) and 15-d-15(3) as of the end of the period covered by this annual report (the "Evaluation Date").  Based on that evaluation, the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are de



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signed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving the objectives of timely alerting them to material information required to be included in our periodic SEC reports and of ensuring that such information is recorded, processed, summarized and reported with the time periods specified.  Our chief executive officer and chief financial officer also concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2012 to provide reasonable assurance of the achievement of these objectives.


Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting


There have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) or any other factors during the three months ended March 31, 2012, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.



PART II - OTHER INFORMATION



ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS


None.



ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS


Not applicable.



ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS


On June 1, 2010, we issued 198,000 shares of restricted stock to certain key employees and directors of the Company under the 2010 Restricted Share Stock Compensation Plan.  The plan was approved by the board of directors on June 1, 2010.  The restricted shares were issued subject to certain terms and conditions such as that the shares may not be transferred during the applicable restriction period and that the shares will be forfeited if the employment is terminated by the holder or the Company. The shares were issued in reliance upon an exemption from registration provided by Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933.  The shares were issued at a strike price of approximately $1.57, which was equal to the fair value of the Company’s stock on June 1, 2010, the date of grant.  Therefore, the aggregate value of these shares as of the date of issuance was $310,860, of which $147,907 (19,500 shares with fair value of $30,615 was subsequently forfeited) and $23,353 were recognized as stock-based compensation expense in salaries and compensation expenses during the prior years and period ended March 31, 2012 respectively.  The balance will be recognized as stock-based compensation expenses in the coming year.

               

On June 1, 2011, the Company issued 25,500 shares of restricted stock to certain key employees of the Company.  The award was made pursuant to the 2010 Restricted Share Stock Compensation Plan mentioned as above.  The plan was approved by the board of directors on June 1, 2011.  The shares were issued at a strike price of $2.79, which was equal to the fair value of the Company’s stock on June 1, 2011, the date of grant.  Therefore, the aggregate value of these shares as of the date of issuance was $71,145, of which $10,579 (6,000 shares with fair value of 16,740 was subsequently forfeited) and -$116 (6,000 shares with fair value of $16,740 was subsequently forfeited) were recognized as stock-based compensation expense in salaries and compensation expenses during the year ended December 31, 2011 and period ended March 31, 2012 respectively.  The balance will be recognized as stock-based compensation expenses in the coming two years.



ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES


Not applicable.




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ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

Not applicable.



ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION


None.


ITEM 6. EXHIBITS


The following exhibits are filed herewith:


31.1

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


31.2

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


32.1

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


32.2

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


101

INS XBRL Instance Document


101

SCH XBRL Schema Document


101

CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document


101

LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document


101

PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document


101

DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document


SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements 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.


ALCO, INC.

(Registrant)



By: /s/ Andrew Liu, CEO and Chairman

Date:  May 11, 2012

  

By: /s/ John Liu, Director

Date:  May 11, 2012


By: /s/ Colman Au, Chief Financial Officer

Date:  May 11, 2012



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