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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 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 1-11048

 

DGSE Companies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     
Nevada   88-0097334
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

11311 Reeder Road

Dallas, Texas 75229

(972) 484-3662

(Address, including zip code, and telephone

number, including area code, of registrant’s

principal executive offices)

 

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 þ 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 o No þ

 

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. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer £ Accelerated filer £
Non-accelerated filer £ Smaller reporting company þ

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

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

YES o NO þ

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of November 12, 2012:

 

Class  

Outstanding

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share  

12,175,584

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page No.
     
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements  
     
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2012 (unaudited) and December 31, 2011 1
     
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited) 2
     
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited) 3
     
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 4
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 10
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 13
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 13
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 14
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 14
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 14
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure 14
     
Item 5. Other Information 15
     
Item 6. Exhibits 15
     
SIGNATURES    

 

 
 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

DGSE COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Current Assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $2,775,962   $5,976,928 
Trade receivables   1,439,394    1,578,892 
Inventories   11,692,290    10,717,291 
Prepaid expenses   225,068    84,971 
Current assets related to continuing operations   16,132,714    18,358,082 
           
Assets related to discontinued operations   64,678    1,311,929 
           
Total current assets   16,197,392    19,670,011 
           
Property and equipment, net   4,856,470    4,420,704 
Intangible assets, net   3,226,722    3,397,367 
Other assets   208,049    160,491 
           
Total assets  $24,488,633   $27,648,573 
           
LIABILITIES          
Current Liabilities:          
Line of credit  $-   $2,999,887 
Current maturities of long-term debt   180,920    451,674 
Current maturities of capital leases   27,094    21,184 
Accounts payable-trade   2,612,258    1,497,492 
Accrued expenses   787,244    3,017,394 
Customer deposits and other liabilities   2,455,493    1,836,748 
           
Current liabilities related to continuing operations   6,063,009    9,824,379 
           
Liabilities related to discontinued operations   12,222    54,454 
           
Total current liabilities   6,075,231    9,878,833 
           
Line of credit, related party   3,583,358    - 
Long-term debt, less current maturities   1,874,000    2,447,336 
Capital leases, less current maturities   7,534    30,914 
Total liabilities   11,540,123    12,357,083 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Common stock   121,755    121,639 
Additional paid-in capital   34,045,654    33,942,579 
Accumulated deficit   (21,218,899)   (18,772,728)
Total stockholders' equity   12,948,510    15,291,490 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $24,488,633   $27,648,573 

 

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

 

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DGSE COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
       As Restated       As Restated 
Revenue:                    
Sales  $28,975,063   $44,014,649   $90,374,423   $97,627,732 
                     
Costs and expenses:                    
Cost of goods sold   22,787,722    39,795,575    73,447,142    87,740,414 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   6,431,750    3,101,560    18,030,768    7,712,328 
Depreciation and amortization   152,337    5,899    448,260    165,993 
    29,371,809    42,903,034    91,926,170    95,618,735 
                     
Operating (loss) income   (396,746)   1,111,615    (1,551,747)   2,008,997 
                     
Other expense (income) :                    
Loss on settlement of debt with related party   -    1,720,000    -    1,720,000 
Other income, net   (41,202)   -    (127,596)   (1,745)
Interest expense   72,677    174,296    253,796    437,889 
    31,475    1,894,296    126,200    2,156,144 
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes   (428,221)   (782,681)   (1,677,947)   (147,147)
                     
Income tax expense   -    -    -    - 
                     
Loss from continuing operations   (428,221)   (782,681)   (1,677,947)   (147,147)
                     
Discontinued operations:                    
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes of $0   (107,669)   (101,366)   (768,225)   (303,625)
                     
Net loss  $(535,890)  $(884,047)  $(2,446,172)  $(450,772)
                     
Basic and diluted net loss per common share:                    
Loss from continuing operations  $(0.04)  $(0.07)  $(0.14)  $(0.01)
Loss from discontinued operations   -    (0.01)   (0.06)   (0.03)
Net loss per share  $(0.04)  $(0.08)  $(0.20)  $(0.04)
                     
Weighted-average number of common shares                    
Basic   12,175,287    10,441,418    12,175,287    10,441,418 
Diluted   12,175,287    10,441,418    12,175,287    10,441,418 

 

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

 

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DGSE COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

   Nine Months Ended 
   September 30, 
   2012   2011 
       As Restated 
         
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:          
Net loss  $(2,446,172)  $(450,772)
Loss from discontinued operations   768,225    303,625 
Loss from continuing operations   (1,677,947)   (147,147)
           
Adjustments to reconcile loss from continuing operations to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities of continuing operations:          
Depreciation and amortization   448,260    165,993 
Loss on settlement of debt with related party   -    1,720,000 
Gain on marketable securities   (59,313)   - 
Stock based compensation   26,826    17,884 
Amortization of debt discount   -    130,249 
Stock issued as compensation for consulting services   76,365    207,648 
           
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Trade receivables   139,498    351,414 
Inventories   (974,998)   2,425,929 
Prepaid expenses   (140,097)   (160,336)
Other assets   (13,973)   (76,180)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (1,115,383)   1,650,169 
Customer deposits and other liabilities   618,745    430,362 
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities of continuing operations   (2,672,017)   6,715,986 
           
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:          
Payments for property and equipment   (882,760)   (239,265)
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale investments   154,313    7,500 
Purchase of available-for-sale investments   (95,000)   - 
Cash acquired in SBT acquisition   -    456,015 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities of continuing operations   (823,447)   224,250 
           
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:          
Repayment of debt   (277,432)   (344,407)
Repayment of line of credit   (3,566,545)   - 
Proceeds from line of credit with related party   3,583,358    - 
Payments on capital lease obligations   (17,471)   - 
Debt issue costs   (56,150)   - 
Net cash used in financing activities of continuing operations   (334,240)   (344,407)
           
Cash Flows From Discontinued Operations:          
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of discontinued operations   628,738    (1,636,917)
           
Net change in cash   (3,200,966)   4,958,911 
Cash, beginning of period   5,976,928    732,449 
Cash, end of period  $2,775,962   $5,691,360 
           
Supplemental Disclosures:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
Interest  $141,052   $313,062 
Income taxes   -    - 
           
Non cash activities:          
Stock issued to NTR for debt forgiveness  $-   $3,720,000 
Stock issued for SBT acquisition  $-   $5,436,857 
Stock issued upon conversion of convertible debt  $-   $133,875 

 

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

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

(1)Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of DGSE Companies, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the “Company” or “DGSE”) include the financial statements of DGSE Companies, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DGSE Corporation, Inc., Charleston Gold and Diamond Exchange, Inc., Superior Galleries, Inc. (“Superior Galleries”) and SBT, Inc. (“SBT”).

 

The interim financial statements of DGSE Companies, Inc. included herein have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the Commission’s rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. The Company suggests that these financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (such fiscal year, “Fiscal 2011” and such annual Report on Form 10-K, the “Fiscal 2011 10-K”). In the opinion of the management of the Company, the accompanying unaudited interim financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting only of those of a normal recurring nature, necessary to present fairly its results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. Certain reclassifications were made to the prior year's consolidated financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.

 

(2)Restatement of previously issued financial statements

 

The Company previously issued its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 (“Fiscal 2010”) on April 15, 2011. The Company was obligated to file its Fiscal 2011 10-K by March 30, 2012. On March 30, 2012, the Company filed a Form 12b-25 with the SEC stating that that the Company was unable to file the Fiscal 2011 10-K by the prescribed filing date. On April 16, 2012, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing that its Board of Directors had determined the existence of certain accounting irregularities beginning approximately during the second calendar quarter of 2007 and continuing in periods subsequent thereto (the “Accounting Irregularities”), which could affect financial information reported since that time. The Company also announced that it had engaged forensic accountants to analyze the Accounting Irregularities, and that financial statements and information reported since the inception of the Accounting Irregularities, believed to be the second calendar quarter of 2007, should not be relied upon.

 

As part of the forensic accounting review and the restatement process resulting from the Accounting Irregularities, the Company restated its Fiscal 2010 consolidated financial statements, and made adjustments to its previously unaudited Fiscal 2011 consolidated financial statements, which are presented in the Fiscal 2011 10-K filed with SEC on October 31, 2012. Also as a result of the restatement, numerous changes were made to the Company’s previously filed unaudited quarterly financial statements for Fiscal 2011 as follows:

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company decreased inventory and increased cost of goods sold by $1,980,711, primarily related to the reconciliation of book to physical inventory. Adjustments were also made to correct various other expenses including rent, salaries, property taxes, consulting fees, advertising expense, miscellaneous expense, depreciation, amortization and interest. The result of these adjustments was an overall decrease in selling, general and administrative expense of $235,507, a decrease in depreciation and amortization of $22,405, an increase in interest expense of $111,828, an increase in other expense of $20,000, and a decrease in income tax expense of $393,933, compared to previous reported quarterly results. These changes resulted in a net decrease of $1,460,694 in net income, compared to previously reported amounts.

 

Additionally, for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 unaudited consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q, the Company has reclassified the operations of Superior Galleries as discontinued operations (see Note 11). This reclassification includes $7,945,410 of revenue and $303,625 of net loss, as well as the assets and liabilities of the Company’s Superior Galleries subsidiary.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Company decreased inventory and increased cost of goods sold by $922,598.  As noted above, adjustments were also made to various expenses, resulting in overall increase in selling, general and administrative expense of $17,846, a decrease in depreciation and amortization of $47,571, an increase in interest expense of $40,800, an increase in other expense of $20,000, and a decrease in income tax benefit of $69,584, compared to previous reported quarterly results. These changes resulted in a net decrease of $1,023,257 in net income, compared to previously reported amounts.

 

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Additionally, for the three months ended September 30, 2011 unaudited consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q, the Company has reclassified the operations of its Superior Galleries subsidiary as discontinued operations (see Note 11). This reclassification includes $3,513,558 of revenue and $101,366 of net loss, as well as the assets and liabilities of the Company’s Superior Galleries subsidiary.

 

(3)Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for its position in tax uncertainties in accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes. The guidance establishes standards for accounting for uncertainty in income taxes. The guidance provides several clarifications related to uncertain tax positions. Most notably, a “more likely-than-not” standard for initial recognition of tax positions, a presumption of audit detection and a measurement of recognized tax benefits based on the largest amount that has a greater than 50 percent likelihood of realization. The guidance applies a two-step process to determine the amount of tax benefit to be recognized in the financial statements. First, the Company must determine whether any amount of the tax benefit may be recognized. Second, the Company determines how much of the tax benefit should be recognized (this would only apply to tax positions that qualify for recognition). The Company has not taken a tax position that, if challenged, would have a material effect on the financial statements or the effective tax rate during the periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

Fair Value Measures

The Company follows the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure. ASC 820 establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair values. These tiers include:

 

    Level 1     Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets;
    Level 2     Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose significant inputs are observable; and
    Level 3     Instruments whose significant inputs are unobservable.

 

The Company utilizes fair value techniques to evaluate the need for potential impairment losses related to goodwill and intangible assets not subject to amortization pursuant to ASC 350, Intangible—Goodwill and Other and long-lived assets pursuant to ASC 360, Property, Plant and Equipment. The Company calculates estimated fair value using Level 3 inputs, including the present value of future cash flows expected to be generated using weighted average cost of capital, terminal values and updated financial projections. The weighted average cost of capital is estimated using information from comparable companies and management's judgment related to risks associated with the operations of each reporting unit.

 

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per common share is computed by dividing net earnings available to holders of the Company’s common stock by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the reporting period. Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock. For the calculation of diluted earnings per share, the basic weighted average number of shares is increased by the dilutive effect of stock options and warrants outstanding determined using the treasury stock method.

 

(4)Inventories

 

A summary of inventories is as follows:

 

   September 30, 2012   December 31, 2011 
Jewelry  $6,060,910   $4,357,724 
Rare coins and collectibles   1,448,448    2,656,959 
Bullion   2,015,765    1,521,550 
Scrap   2,167,167    2,181,058 
Total  $11,692,290   $10,717,291 

 

The inventory amounts in the chart above exclude discontinued operations.

 

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(5)Earnings per share.

 

A reconciliation of the earnings and shares of the basic earnings per common share and diluted earnings per common share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

   2012   2011 
   Three months ended September 30,   Three months ended September 30, 
   Net Earnings   Shares   Per share   Net Earnings   Shares   Per share 
                         
Basic earnings per common share  $(535,890)   12,175,287   $(0.04)  $(884,047)   10,441,418   $(0.08)
Effect of dilutive stock options   -    -    -    -    -    - 
                               
Diluted earnings per common share  $(535,890)   12,175,287   $(0.04)  $(884,047)   10,441,418   $(0.08)

  

   2012   2011 
   Nine months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30, 
   Net Earnings   Shares   Per share   Net Earnings   Shares   Per share 
Basic earnings per common share  $(2,446,172)   12,175,287   $(0.20)  $(450,772)   10,441,418   $(0.04)
Effect of dilutive stock options   -    -    -    -    -    - 
                               
Diluted earnings per common share  $(2,446,172)   12,175,287   $(0.20)  $(450,772)   10,441,418   $(0.04)

 

For the three months and the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, all of the outstanding Company options to purchase 5,392,500 and 1,493,134 shares of the common stock of the Company, respectively, were not added to the denominator because inclusion of such shares would be antidilutive.

 

(6)Long-Term Debt

 

   Outstanding Balance        
   September 30,   December 31,   Current    
   2012   2011   Interest Rate  Maturity 
                
NTR line of credit (1)  $3,583,358   $-   2.0%  August 1, 2014 
Texas Capital Bank note and line of credit (2)   -    3,683,214   6.0%  June 22, 2012 
Mortgage payable   1,985,156    2,064,887   6.7%  August 1, 2016 
Settlement payment (3)   59,135    136,860   8.0%  February 15, 2013 
Notes payable   10,629    13,936   Various  Various 
Capital leases (4)   34,628    52,098   17.4%  December 2013 
Sub-Total   5,672,906    5,950,995         
Less: Capital leases   34,628    52,098         
Less: Current maturities   180,920    451,674         
Long-term debt   5,457,358    5,447,223         
Less: Line of credit (1) (2)   3,583,358    2,999,887         
Long term debt, less current maturities  $1,874,000   $2,447,336         

 

(1)On July 19, 2012, DGSE entered into a Loan Agreement with NTR Metals, LLC, DGSE’s majority stockholder (“NTR”), pursuant to which NTR, agreed to provide the Company a guidance line of revolving credit in an amount up to $7,500,000. The Loan Agreement will terminate–and all amounts outstanding thereunder will be due and payable (such amounts, the “Obligations”)–upon the earlier of: (i) August 1, 2014; (ii) the date that is twelve months after the Company receives notice from NTR demanding the repayment of the Obligations; (iii) the date the Obligations are accelerated in accordance with the terms of the Loan Agreement; or (iv) the date on which the commitment terminates under the Loan Agreement. In connection with the Loan Agreement, the Company granted a security interest in the respective personal property of each of its subsidiaries. The loan carries an interest rate of two percent (2%) per annum for all funds borrowed pursuant to the Loan Agreement. Proceeds received by the Company pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement were used for repayment of all outstanding financial obligations incurred in connection with that certain Loan Agreement, dated as of December 22, 2005, between the Company and Texas Capital Bank, and additional proceeds are expected to be used as working capital in the ordinary course of business. The Company incurred debt issuance costs associated with the Loan Agreement totaling $56,150. The debt issuance costs are included in other assets in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet and will be amortized to interest expense on a straight-line basis over two years.

 

 

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(2)Based on the revolving promissory notes payable to the bank, a note of $0 and $2,999,887 at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, which bears an interest rate of 6% or prime plus 1% (6.0% at September 2012), was due June 22, 2012. In addition, the Company held another note of $566,658 which bears an interest rate of 6% or prime plus 1% (6.0% at September 2012) and was due in equal monthly payments of $16,667 through June 22, 2012. These notes were secured by all accounts receivable, inventory, property and equipment and intangible assets. The notes contained certain covenants, restricting payment of dividends and requiring the Company to maintain certain financial ratios. The outstanding balance associated with the notes payable and line of credit was repaid on July 19, 2012 in connection with the Loan Agreement with NTR.
(3)On February 26, 2010, Superior Galleries entered into a settlement agreement for a lawsuit filed by its previous landlord, DBKK, LLC for $385,000 to be paid over three years bearing interest at 8%.  The lawsuit resulted from a lease transaction entered into by certain officers of Superior Galleries.
(4)On November 23, 2010, DGSE entered into a capital lease for $78,450 with Direct Capital Corporation for a radio-frequency identification (“RFID”) inventory management solution. The non-cancelable lease agreement required an advanced payment of $5,169 and monthly payments of $2,584 for 36 months at an interest rate of 11.5% beginning in January 2011. At the end of the lease in December 2013, the equipment can be purchased for $1.

 

(7)Stock-based Compensation.

 

The Company accounts for share-based compensation by measuring the cost of the employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments, including grants of stock options, based on the fair value of the award at the date of grant. In addition, to the extent that the Company receives an excess tax benefit upon exercise of an award, such benefit is reflected as cash flow from financing activities in the consolidated statement of cash flows. Stock-based compensation expense includes compensation expense for new share-based awards and for share-based awards granted prior to, but not yet vested, as of January 1, 2006.

 

Stock-based compensation expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 was $26,826 and $17,884, respectively, relating to employee and director stock options, and included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

 

(8)Related party transactions.

 

The Company purchases and sells a substantial portion of precious metal and bullion to NTR. During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company sold approximately $38.5 million, or 39%, of precious metals and bullion to NTR. During the three months ended September 30, 2012, the Company sold approximately $13.5 million, or 39.7%, of precious metals and bullion to NTR. During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company purchased approximately $14.8 million, or 18.5%, in precious metal, bullion and other products from NTR to fulfill customer orders. During the three months ended September 30, 2012, the Company purchased approximately $2.9 million, or 11.8%, in precious metal, bullion and other products from NTR to fulfill customer orders. As of September 30, 2012, the Company was obligated to pay $966,121 to NTR as a trade payable. During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company sold approximately $41.5 million, or 38%, of precious metals and bullion to NTR. During the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Company purchased approximately $10.9 million, or 25.4%, in precious metal, bullion and other products from NTR to fulfill customer orders. During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company purchased approximately $21.6 million, or 22%, in precious metal and bullion from NTR to fulfill customer orders. During the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Company sold approximately $20.4 million, or 39.8%, of precious metals and bullion to NTR. As of December 31, 2011, the Company was obligated to pay $677,000 to NTR as a trade payable.

 

On July 19, 2012, DGSE entered into a Loan Agreement with NTR, pursuant to which NTR agreed to provide the Company a guidance line of revolving credit in an amount up to $7,500,000. The Loan Agreement will terminate–and all Obligations outstanding thereunder will be due and payable–upon the earlier of: (i) August 1, 2014; (ii) the date that is twelve months after the Company receives notice from NTR demanding the repayment of the Obligations; (iii) the date the Obligations are accelerated in accordance with the terms of the Loan Agreement; or (iv) the date on which the commitment terminates under the Loan Agreement. In connection with the Loan Agreement, the Company granted a security interest in the respective personal property of each of its subsidiaries. The loan carries an interest rate of two percent (2%) per annum for all funds borrowed pursuant to the Loan Agreement. Proceeds received by the Company pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement were used for repayment of all outstanding financial obligations incurred in connection with that certain Loan Agreement, dated as of December 22, 2005, between the Company and Texas Capital Bank, N.A., and additional proceeds are expected to be used as working capital in the ordinary course of business. As of September 30, 2012 we had an outstanding balance of $3,583,358 drawn on the NTR credit facility.

 

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On September 14, 2011, we announced that we had completed our acquisition of 100% of SBT, of which NTR was the majority owner. Under the terms of the acquisition, we acquired SBT for 600,000 shares of our restricted common stock.

 

On September 14, 2011, NTR forgave $2,000,000 of payables owed by us, and received 400,000 of our restricted shares of common stock. This transaction resulted in a non-cash expense of $1,720,000 recorded as a loss on debt settlement.

 

The Audit Committee has reviewed these transactions and deemed them to be on terms no less favorable than terms generally available to an unaffiliated third-party under the same or similar circumstances.

 

(9)Acquisitions.

 

Southern Bullion Trading, LLC. On September 14, 2011, the Company completed its acquisition of Southern Bullion Trading, LLC, in exchange for the issuance of 600,000 restricted shares of the common stock of DGSE. The total purchase price has been allocated to the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed as follows:

 

Intangible assets  $3,412,896 
Property and other assets   902,807 
Inventory   3,429,711 
Liabilities assumed   (2,308,557)
      
Total purchase price  $5,436,857 

 

The operating results of SBT have been included in the consolidated financial statements since the acquisition date of September 14, 2011. The amount of SBT’s revenue and earnings has been estimated in the proforma below through the nine months ended 2011:

 

   Revenue   Earnings 
Actual from SBT 1/01/2011 to 9/13/2011  $26,325,681   $2,794,604 

 

The revenue and earnings of the combined entity had the acquisition date been January 1, 2011 are:

 

   Revenue   Earnings 
Nine months ended 2011 Combined entity proforma  $123,953,413   $2,343,832 

 

(10) Legal proceedings.

 

On April 16, 2012, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing that its Board of Directors had determined the existence of the Accounting Irregularities beginning approximately during the second calendar quarter of 2007 and continuing in periods subsequent thereto, which could affect financial information reported since that time. On April 16, 2012, the Company also announced that it had engaged forensic accountants to analyze the Accounting Irregularities, and that financial statements and information reported since the inception of the Accounting Irregularities, believed to begin in the second calendar quarter of 2007, should not be relied upon. The Company brought the Accounting Irregularities to the attention of the SEC in a letter dated April 16, 2012. On June 18, 2012, the Company received written notice that the SEC had initiated a private investigation into the Accounting Irregularities, to determine whether any persons or entities had engaged in any possible violations of the federal securities laws. The Company has cooperated fully, and continues to cooperate fully, with the SEC staff in the investigation. This investigation is still pending as of the date of the filing of this Form 10-Q, and there can be no certainty as to the outcome of this investigation, or to the findings of the SEC.

 

Also, in connection with the Accounting Irregularities, and the subsequent halt in trading of our common stock on the NYSE MKT, the Company has received notice of two lawsuits that have been filed. The first, Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-3664 filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, on September 7, 2012, entitled Grant Barfuss, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated vs. DGSE Companies, Inc.; L.S. Smith, John Benson and William Oyster. This is a complaint alleging violations of the securities laws and seeks unspecified damages. Plaintiffs allege that certain public filings in 2010 and 2011 were false and misleading. The second suit, Case No. 3:12-cv-03850 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, was filed on September 21, 2012, by Jason Farmer, Derivatively on Behalf of Nominal Defendant DGSE Companies, Inc., Plaintiff, v. William H. Oyster, James D. Clem, William Cordeiro, Craig Alan-Lee, David Rector, L.S. Smith, and John Benson, Defendants, and DGSE Companies, Inc., Nominal Defendant. This suit has been filed against DGSE, as a nominal defendant, and against certain and former officers and directors. The plaintiff asserts that certain proxy statements were false and misleading, that the defendants breached fiduciary duties owed to DGSE, for abuse of control, and seeks unspecified compensatory and exemplary damages, along with certain corporate governance changes, for the benefit of DGSE. The Company has not responded to either suit yet, but intends to defend itself vigorously.

 

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The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (the “Comptroller”) conducted a sales and use tax audit of DGSE with respect to the period March 1, 2006 through November 30, 2009 and subsequently sent a Notification of Audit Results, by letter dated December 17, 2010, asserting that the Company owes an amount of tax due, plus penalties and interest. The Company submitted a request for redetermination to the Comptroller on January 13, 2011. Some of the issues have been resolved with the auditor, and the auditor’s tax adjustment schedules currently show a lower amount of tax due than was previously stated in the assessment letter. By letter dated August 25, 2011, the Comptroller stated that the Company’s request for a redetermination hearing has been granted. The hearing has not yet taken place.

 

The Company is currently discussing, both internally among the members of its Board of Directors and with its outside counsel, whether it will take legal action against those officers and providers of professional services who were involved in the Accounting Irregularities.

 

(11) Discontinued Operations

 

In March 2012, the Company decided to discontinue the operations of its Superior Galleries subsidiary due to the lack of profitability and current management's belief that it was unlikely that profitability would be reached in the foreseeable future. The Company officially discontinued operations on June 8, 2012 but continued to incur losses in the first and second quarter of 2012 for the discontinued operations. The operating results of the for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 have been reclassified as discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of operations as detailed in the table below.

 

   Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Revenue:                    
Sales  $59   $3,513,557   $3,168,438   $7,945,410 
                     
Costs and expenses:                    
Cost of sales   559    3,095,122    2,861,477    6,911,958 
S,G&A expenses   29,780    486,528    429,051    1,236,422 
Depreciation and amortization   (23,727)   33,273    220,384    100,655 
    6,612    3,614,923    3,510,912    8,249,035 
                     
Operating loss   (6,553)   (101,366)   (342,474)   (303,625)
                     
Other (expense)/income, net   (101,116)   -    (420,389)   - 
Interest expense   -    -    (5,362)   - 
    (101,116)   -    (425,751)   - 
                     
Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes   (107,669)   (101,366)   (768,225)   (303,625)
                     
Income tax expense   -    -    -    - 
                     
Loss from discontinued operations after income taxes  $(107,669)  $(101,366)  $(768,225)  $(303,625)

 

For the period ended September 30, 2012 other (expense)/income, net primarily consists of a $263,035 write off of the deferred rent liability net of rent expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and a $158,093 expense related to a settlement paid in October 2012, which was accrued in the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Unless the context indicates otherwise, references to “we,” “us,” “our,” the Company” and “DGSE” refer to the consolidated business operations of DGSE Companies, Inc., the parent, and all of its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 (this “Form 10-Q”), including but not limited to: (i) the section of this Form 10-Q entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” (ii) information concerning our business prospects or future financial performance, anticipated revenues, expenses, profitability or other financial items, including the outcome of the SEC investigation described elsewhere in this Form 10-Q or pending litigation, and (iii) our strategies, plans and objectives, together with other statements that are not historical facts, includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “expect,” “intend,” “could,” “estimate,” “should,” “anticipate” or “believe.” We intend that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created by these laws. All statements other than statements of historical information provided herein are forward-looking statements are based on current expectations regarding important risk factors. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond our ability to control, and, in many cases, we cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and readers should not regard those statements as a representation by us or any other person that the results expressed in the statements will be achieved. Important risk factors that could cause results or events to differ from current expectations are described under the section of this Form 10-Q entitled “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Form 10-Q as well as under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (the “Fiscal 2011 10-K”). These factors are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance, development and results of our business. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to-release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereon, including without limitation, changes in our business strategy or planned capital expenditures, store growth plans, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2011

 

Sales. Sales decreased by $15,039,586, or 34%, during the three months ended September 30, 2012 to $28,975,063, as compared to $44,014,649 during the same period in 2011. The decrease was primarily driven by a decrease in sales of bullion, with moderate decreases also across other segments. In addition, revenue from discontinued operations for Superior Galleries, Inc. (“Superior Galleries”) were excluded in the amount of $59 and $3,513,557 for the periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. These decreases were partially offset by the acquisition of SBT, Inc. (“SBT”) in September 2011, which added revenues of $7,824,759 during the three months ended September 30, 2012, an increase of $4,537,538 over the same period in 2011.

 

Cost of Sales. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, cost of sales decreased by $17,007,853, or 43% to $22,787,722, as compared to $39,795,575 during the same period in 2011, driven by lower sales. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue decreased from 90.4% in 2011 to 78.6% in 2012 primarily due to the higher margins on the newly-acquired SBT business, as well as reduced sales of bullion which carry significantly lower margins than other categories.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expense. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased by $3,330,190, or 107% to $6,431,750, as compared to $3,101,560 during the same period in 2011. $1,549,948 of this increase is due to the addition of the SBT stores. The opening of four new non-SBT stores added $870,014 in the current period, due to increased advertising costs, salaries, payroll taxes, building rent and other costs. In addition, the Company incurred $1,443,799 in professional fees associated with the restatement of our financial statements, and the related SEC investigation.

 

Depreciation and Amortization. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, the depreciation and amortization expense was $152,337 compared to $5,899 for the same period in 2011, an increase of $146,438. The current period increase in depreciation and amortization over the same period in 2011 is related to the amortization of intangibles acquired as part of the acquisition of SBT in September 2011 (See note 9 under Item 1 for details on the acquisition).

 

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Loss on settlement of debt with related party. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, loss on settlement of debt with related party decreased by $1,720,000 to $0 compared to $1,720,000 during the same period in 2011. The decrease is primarily related to the loss incurred with the settlement of debt with a related party in the previous year in which we issued 400,000 shares of our common stock to NTR Metals, LLC, our majority stockholder (“NTR”), in exchange for $2,000,000 in debt forgiveness, and incurred a $1,720,000 non-cash loss.

 

Other income, net. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, other income, net was $41,200 compared to $0 during the same period in 2011. Other income in the current period is driven by gains on available for sale securities.

 

Interest Expense. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, interest expense was $72,677, a decrease of $101,619 compared to $174,296 during the same period in 2011. This decrease is primarily due to the early pay-off of two credit agreements in the fourth quarter of 2011 and conversion of a portion of the Company’s convertible debt instruments, which reduced quarterly interest payments.

 

Loss from Discontinued Operations. The results for the three months ended September 30, 2012 are a net loss of $107,669 related to operations of Superior Galleries. This loss included an operating loss of $6,552, and other expense of $101,116 consisting of the write off of the deferred rent liability, net of rent expense.

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

 

Sales. Sales decreased by $7,253,309, or 7.4%, to $90,374,423 during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to $97,627,732 during the same period in 2011. This decrease was primarily due to the decrease in sales of scrap, bullion and rare coins, offset by the revenues from the acquisition of SBT. Overall, SBT added revenue of $22,247,355 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $3,287,222 in the same period of the prior year.

 

Cost of Sales. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, cost of sales decreased by $14,293,272, or 16.3%, to $73,447,142, as compared to $87,740,414 during the same period in 2011. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue decreased from 89.9% in 2011 to 81.2% in 2012 primarily due to the higher margins on the newly acquired SBT business, as well as reduced sales of bullion, which carry significantly lower margins than other categories.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expense. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, SG&A expenses increased by $10,318,440, or 134%, to $18,030,768, as compared to $7,712,328 during the same period in 2011. $5,355,274 of this increase is due to the addition of the SBT stores. The opening of four new non-SBT stores added $2,206,614 in the current period, due to increased advertising costs, salaries, payroll taxes, building rent and other costs. In addition, the Company incurred $2,740,263 in professional fees associated with the restatement of our financial statements, and the related SEC investigation.

 

Depreciation and Amortization. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, depreciation and amortization expense was $448,260 compared to $165,993 during the same period in 2011, an increase of $282,267. The current period increase in depreciation and amortization over the same period relates to the amortization of intangible assets acquired as part of the acquisition of SBT in September 2011 (See note 9 under Item 1 for details on the acquisition).

 

Loss on settlement of debt with related party. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, loss on settlement of debt with related party decreased by $1,720,000 to $0 compared to $1,720,000 during the same period in 2011. The decrease is primarily related to the loss incurred with the settlement of debt with a related party in the previous year in which we issued 400,000 shares of our common stock to NTR in exchange for $2,000,000 in debt forgiveness, and incurred a $1,720,000 non-cash loss.

 

Other income, net. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, other income, net increased to $127,596 compared to $1,745 during the same period in 2011, an increase of $125,851. Other income in the current period is driven by gains on available for sale securities.

 

Interest Expense. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, interest expense was $253,796, a decrease of $184,093 from $437,889 during the same period in 2011. This decrease is primarily due to the early pay-off of two credit agreements in the fourth quarter of 2011, and conversion of a portion of the Company’s convertible debt instruments, which reduced quarterly interest payments.

 

Loss from Discontinued Operations. The results for the nine month period ended September 30, 2012 are a net loss of $768,225 related to operations of Superior Galleries. This loss included an operating loss of $342,474, and other expense of $420,389, which consists of the write off of the deferred rent liability, and a $158,094 expense related to a litigation settlement paid in October 2012, which was accrued for as of March 31, 2012.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities totaled ($2,672,017) and $6,715,986, respectively. Cash flows used for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were primarily a result of the $2,446,172 net loss, a $974,998 increase in inventory and a decrease in accounts payables of $1,115,383. This decrease in accounts payable was due to payment of $1,608,028 related to the November 2011 settlement with FASNAP Corporation. Cash flow used in operating activities was partially offset by a $618,745 increase in customer deposits and other liabilities and a $139,498 decrease in accounts receivable. During the same period in 2011, there was a decrease in trade receivables of $351,414, an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $1,650,169, increase in prepaid expense of $160,336 and a decrease in inventory of $2,425,929.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, cash flows (used in) provided by investing activities totaled ($823,447) and $224,250, respectively. The use of cash during both periods was primarily driven by purchases of property and equipment related to new store openings. In the prior year period, cash used in investing activities was offset by $456,015 in cash acquired in the acquisition of SBT. The 2012 period also includes $95,000 in purchases of available for sale investments and $154,313 in proceeds from the settlement of the available for sale investments.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, cash flows used in financing activities totaled $334,240 and $344,407, respectively. The use of cash during both periods was the result of repayment of notes payable, including repayment of the TCB line of credit in July of 2012. Cash from financing activities also includes proceeds of $3,583,358 from a new line of credit with NTR in July 2012, and payments on capital lease obligations.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, cash flows provided by (used in) discontinued operations totaled $628,738 and ($1,636,917), respectively.

 

We expect capital expenditures to total approximately $1,000,000 during the next twelve months. These expenditures will be largely driven by new store openings. It is anticipated that these expenditures will be funded from working capital. As of September 30, 2012, there were no commitments outstanding for capital expenditures.

 

In the event of significant growth in retail and or wholesale jewelry sales, our demand for additional working capital will increase due to a related need to stock additional jewelry inventory and increases in wholesale accounts receivable. Historically, vendors have offered us extended payment terms to finance the need for jewelry inventory growth and our management believes that we will continue to do so in the future. Any significant increase in wholesale accounts receivable will be financed under a new bank credit facility or from short-term loans from individuals.

 

Our ability to finance our operations and working capital needs are dependent upon management’s ability to negotiate extended terms or refinance its debt. We have historically renewed, extended or replaced short-term debt as it matures and management believes that we will be able to continue to do so in the near future.

 

From time to time, we have adjusted our inventory levels to meet seasonal demand or in order to meet working capital requirements. We are of the opinion that if additional working capital is required, additional loans can be obtained from individuals or from commercial banks. If necessary, inventory levels may be adjusted in order to meet unforeseen working capital requirements.

 

On November 2, 2011, we announced that Texas Capital Bank agreed to renew our then-current credit facility Under that certain loan Agreement, dated as of December 22, 2005, between Texas Capital Bank and us (the “TCB Facility”). The TCB facility was composed of a $3.5 million revolving note and a $1.0 million term loan.  The renewal was finalized on November 2, 2011. The TCB facility matured in June 2012.

 

On June 21, 2012, we entered into an agreement with TCB to extend the maturity date of the credit facility to July 22, 2012. On July 19, 2012, we entered into a Loan Agreement with NTR pursuant to which NTR agreed to provide to us a guidance line of revolving credit in an amount up to $7,500,000. The Loan Agreement will terminate–and all amounts outstanding thereunder will be due and payable (such amounts, the “Obligations”)–upon the earlier of: (i) August 1, 2014; (ii) the date that is twelve months after the we receive notice from NTR demanding the repayment of the Obligations; (iii) the date the Obligations are accelerated in accordance with the terms of the Loan Agreement; or (iv) the date on which the commitment terminates under the Loan Agreement. In connection with the Loan Agreement, we granted a security interest in the respective personal property of each of our subsidiaries. The loan carries an interest rate of two percent (2%) per annum for all funds borrowed pursuant to the Loan Agreement. Proceeds received by us pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement were used for repayment of all outstanding financial obligations incurred in connection with the TCB Facility, and additional proceeds are expected to be used as working capital in the ordinary course of business. We incurred debt issuance costs associated with the Loan Agreement totaling $56,150. The debt issuance costs are included in other assets in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet and will be amortized to interest expense on a straight-line basis over two years. As of September 30, 2012 we had an outstanding balance of $3,583,358 drawn on the NTR credit facility.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements.

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to stockholders.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Because we are a “smaller reporting company,” we are not required to disclose the information required by this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Based upon the evaluation required by Section 13a-13(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company’s management, with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, as of September 30, 2012, were not effective.

 

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls over financial reporting of the Company. Management assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011 using the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission in Internal Control – Integrated Framework. On the basis of that assessment, management determined that the internal controls over financial reporting were not effective as of that date, because the Company did not maintain effective controls over certain account reconciliations, which constituted a material weakness in these internal controls. Specifically, account reconciliations associated with inventory, depository accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and intercompany accounts lacked appropriate supporting documentation and were not reviewed in a satisfactory manner. This material weakness contributed to the restatement of the current year’s quarterly data contained in Note 1 in our financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the SEC on October 31, 2012.

 

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PART II- OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

On April 16, 2012, we filed a Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing that our Board had determined the existence of the Accounting Irregularities beginning approximately during the second calendar quarter of 2007 and continuing in periods subsequent thereto, which could affect financial information reported since that time. On April 16, 2012, we also announced that we had engaged forensic accountants to analyze the Accounting Irregularities, and that financial statements and information reported since the inception of the Accounting Irregularities, believed to begin in the second calendar quarter of 2007, should not be relied upon.  We brought the Accounting Irregularities to the attention of the SEC in a letter dated April 16, 2012. On June 18, 2012, we received written notice that the SEC had initiated a private investigation into the Accounting Irregularities, to determine whether any persons or entities had engaged in any possible violations of the federal securities laws. We have cooperated fully, and continue to cooperate fully, with the SEC staff in the investigation. This investigation is still pending as of the date of the filing of this Form 10-Q, and there can be no certainty as to the outcome of this investigation, or to the findings of the SEC.

 

Also, in connection with the Accounting Irregularities, and the subsequent halt in trading of our common stock on the Exchange, we have received notice of two lawsuits that have been filed. The first, Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-3664 filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, on September 7, 2012, entitled Grant Barfuss, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated vs. DGSE Companies, Inc.; L.S. Smith, John Benson and William Oyster. This is a complaint alleging violations of the securities laws and seeks unspecified damages. Plaintiffs allege that certain public filings in 2010 and 2011 were false and misleading. The second suit, Case No. 3:12-cv-03850 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, was filed on September 21, 2012, by Jason Farmer, Derivatively on Behalf of Nominal Defendant DGSE Companies, Inc., Plaintiff, v. William H. Oyster, James D. Clem, William Cordeiro, Craig Alan-Lee, David Rector, L.S. Smith, and John Benson, Defendants, and DGSE Companies, Inc., Nominal Defendant. This suit has been filed against DGSE, as a nominal defendant, and against certain and former officers and directors. The plaintiff asserts that certain proxy statements were false and misleading, that the defendants breached fiduciary duties owed to DGSE, for abuse of control, and seeks unspecified compensatory and exemplary damages, along with certain corporate governance changes, for the benefit of DGSE. We have not responded to either suit yet, but we intend to defend ourselves vigorously.

 

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (the “Comptroller”) conducted a sales and use tax audit of DGSE with respect to the period March 1, 2006 through November 30, 2009 and subsequently sent a Notification of Audit Results, by letter dated December 17, 2010, asserting that we owe an amount of tax due, plus penalties and interest. We submitted a request for redetermination to the Comptroller on January 13, 2011. Some of the issues have been resolved with the auditor, and the auditor’s tax adjustment schedules currently show a lower amount of tax due than was previously stated in the assessment letter. By letter dated August 25, 2011, the Comptroller stated that our request for a redetermination hearing has been granted. The hearing has not yet taken place.

 

We are currently discussing, both internally among the members of our Board and with our outside counsel, whether we will take legal action against those officers and providers of professional services who were involved in the Accounting Irregularities.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

There have been no material changes in our risk factors from those disclosed in Part I, Item 1A to our Fiscal 2011 10-K. The risk factors disclosed in our Fiscal 2011 10-K, in addition to the other information set forth in this report, could materially affect our business, financial condition or results. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

None.

 

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Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6.Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K.

 

Exhibits:

 

Exhibit       Filed   Incorporated       Date Filed   Exhibit  
No.   Description   Herein   by Reference   Form   with SEC   No.  
 31.1   Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 implementing Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 by James J. Vierling   ×                    
                             
 31.2   Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 implementing Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 by C. Brett Burford   ×                    
                             
 32.1   Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 by James J. Vierling   ×                    
                             
 32.2   Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 by C. Brett Burford   ×                    

 

Reports on Form 8-K:

 

None.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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. 

  

 

DGSE Companies, Inc.

(Registrant)

 

 
Date: November 13, 2012    By:   /s/ JAMES J. VIERLING    
    James J. Vierling   
   

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer) 

 
     
Date: November 13, 2012     /s/ C. BRETT BURFORD  
    C. Brett Burford   
   

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer) 

 

 

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