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United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C.  20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
þ
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 _____________.
 
001-35067
Commission File Number
 
 
SWISHER HYGIENE INC.
(Exact Name Of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
 
27-3819646
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Incorporation or Organization)
   
     
4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 400
   
Charlotte, North Carolina
 
28210
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(704) 364-7707
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
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 o     No þ
 
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 þ      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. Check one:
 
Larger Accelerated filer
o
Accelerated filer
o
Non-accelerated filer
þ
Smaller reporting company
o
(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 Act).  Yes o   No þ
 
Number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant's classes of Common Stock at March 4, 2013: 175,157,404 shares of Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share.
 


 
 

  
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2012
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
   
Page
 
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
    1  
           
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011     1  
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited) for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011     2  
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited) for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012     3  
      4  
      5  
           
ITEM 2.
    18  
ITEM 3.
    28  
ITEM 4.
    29  
         
PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION
         
ITEM 1.
    31  
ITEM 1A.
    32  
ITEM 2.
    32  
ITEM 6.
    33  
 
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.        FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
ASSETS
 
2012
   
2011
 
Current assets
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 49,222     $ 70,508  
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,392 at March 31, 2012 and $2,185 at December 31, 2011)
    27,625       27,747  
Inventory
    15,676       15,689  
Assets of discontinued operations
    140,932       141,726  
Other assets
    2,787       2,619  
Total current assets
    236,242       258,289  
Property and equipment, net
    43,598       38,954  
Goodwill
    107,586       106,036  
Other intangibles, net
    56,262       56,958  
Deferred income tax assets
    14,731       14,579  
Other noncurrent assets
    3,903       3,588  
Total assets
  $ 462,322     $ 478,404  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Current liabilities
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  $ 32,710     $ 34,450  
Long-term debt and obligations due within one year
    13,728       13,566  
Advance from shareholder
    2,000       2,000  
Liabilities of discontinued operations
    33,391       33,588  
Total current liabilities
    81,829       83,604  
Long-term debt and obligations
    44,659       47,267  
Other long-term liabilities
    3,586       3,677  
Total noncurrent liabilities
    48,245       50,944  
                 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)
               
                 
Stockholders' equity
               
Swisher Hygiene Inc. stockholders’ equity
               
 Preferred stock, par value $0.001, authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares issued and
        outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011
    -       -  
Common stock, par value $0.001, authorized 600,000,000 shares; 174,840,387 and 174,810,082                
shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively
    175       175  
Additional paid-in capital
    380,481       378,824  
Accumulated deficit
    (47,591 )     (34,330 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (839 )     (835 )
Total Swisher Hygiene Inc. stockholders’ equity
    332,226       343,834  
Non-controlling interest
    22       22  
Total stockholders' equity
    332,248       343,856  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $ 462,322     $ 478,404  
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS 
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
   
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Revenue
           
Products
 
$
50,849
   
$
14,714
 
Services
   
7,009
     
5,368
 
Franchise and other
   
294
     
1,393
 
Total revenue
   
58,152
     
21,475
 
                 
Costs and expenses
               
Cost of sales
   
25,247
     
8,242
 
Route expenses
   
10,594
     
5,155
 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
   
29,969
     
13,535
 
Acquisition and merger expenses
   
120
     
1,264
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
4,976
     
2,122
 
Total costs and expenses
   
70,906
     
30,318
 
Loss from continuing operations
   
(12,754
)
   
(8,843
)
                 
Other expense, net
   
(426
)
   
(2,260
)
Net loss from continuing operations before income taxes
   
(13,180
)
   
(11,103
)
                 
Income tax (expense) benefit
   
(80
   
5,730
 
Net loss from continuing operations
   
(13,260
)
   
(5,373
)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
   
(1
   
(625
)
Net loss
   
(13,261
   
(5,998
)
Comprehensive loss
               
  Foreign currency translation adjustment
   
(4
)
   
242
 
Comprehensive loss
  $
(13,265
)
  $
(5,756
)
                 
Loss per share from continuing operations
               
Basic and diluted
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
(0.04
)
                 
Weighted-average common shares used in the
               
computation of loss per share
               
Basic and diluted
   
174,832,128
     
122,780,115
 
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
                           
Accumulated
   
Swisher
             
               
Additional
         
Other
   
Hygiene Inc.
   
Non-
   
Total
 
   
Common Stock
   
Paid-in
   
Accumulated
   
Comprehensive
   
Stockholders'
   
Controlling
   
Stockholders'
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Capital
   
Deficit
   
Loss
   
Equity
   
Interest
   
Equity
 
Balance at
                                               
December 31, 2011
    174,810,082     $ 175     $ 378,824     $ (34,330 )   $ (835 )   $ 343,834     $ 22     $ 343,856  
Shares issued for non-controlling interest
    10,000       0       37       -       -       37       -       37  
Conversion of convertible promissory
                                                               
note payable
    10,047       0       37       -       -       37       -       37  
Stock based compensation
    -       -       1,583       -       -       1,583       -       1,583  
Issuance of common stock under stock based payment plans
    10,258       0       0       -       -       -       -       -  
Foreign currency translation adjustment
    -       -       -       -       (4     (4     -       (4 )
Net loss
    -       -       -       (13,261 )     -       (13,261 )     0       (13,261 )
Balance at
                                                               
March 31, 2012
    174,840,387     $ 175     $ 380,481     $ (47,591 )   $ (839 )   $ 332,226     $ 22     $ 332,248  
                                                                 
 Preferred stock, par value $0.001, authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011    
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
   
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Cash used in operating activities of continuing operations
           
Net loss from continuing operations
  $ (13,260 )   $ (5,373 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss from continuing operations to net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    4,976       2,122  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    1,109       13  
Stock based compensation
    1,583       802  
Unrealized (gain) loss on fair value of convertible promissory notes
    (29     1,961  
Deferred income tax assets and liabilities
    (146 )     (5,897 )
Other
    -       9  
Changes in working capital components:
               
Accounts receivable
    (741 )     (1,811 )
Inventory
    94       (547 )
Other assets and noncurrent assets
    (484 )     (1,379 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities
    (1,879     3,392  
Cash used in operating activities of continuing operations
    (8,777 )     (6,708 )
Cash used in investing activities of continuing operations
               
Purchases of property and equipment
    (5,313 )     (1,855 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
    (4,310 )     (49,779 )
Restricted cash
    -       5,193  
Cash used in investing activities of continuing operations
    (9,623 )     (46,441 )
Cash (used in) provided by financing activities of continuing operations
               
Proceeds from private placements, net of issuance costs
    -       116,070  
Proceeds from line of credit, net of issuance costs
    -       27,290  
Payoff of lines of credit
    -       (24,948 )
Principal payments on debt
    (3,482 )     (790 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    -       217  
Cash (used in) provided by financing activities of continuing operations
    (3,482 )     117,839  
                 
 Discontinued operations:
               
Net cash provided by operating activities
    2,214       1,996  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (1,525 )     (600 )
Net cash used in financing activities
    (93 )     (30 )
Cash provided by discontinued operations
    596       1,366  
                 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
    (21,286     66,056  
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period
    70,508       38,932  
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period
  $ 49,222     $ 104,988  
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
 
NOTE 1 — BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
 
Principal Operations
 
Swisher Hygiene Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company” or “We” or “Our”) provide essential hygiene and sanitizing solutions to customers throughout much of North America and internationally through its global network of Company-owned operations, franchises and master licensees. These solutions include essential products and services that are designed to promote superior cleanliness and sanitation in commercial environments, while enhancing the safety, satisfaction and well-being of employees and patrons. These solutions are typically delivered by employees on a regularly scheduled basis and involve providing our customers with: (i) consumable products such as soap, paper, cleaning chemicals, detergents, and supplies, together with the rental and servicing of dish machines and other equipment for the dispensing of those products; (ii) the rental of facility service items requiring regular maintenance and cleaning, such as floor mats, mops, bar towels, and linens; (iii) manual cleaning of their facilities; and (iv) solid waste collection services. The Company serves customers in a wide range of end-markets, with a particular emphasis on the foodservice, hospitality, retail, industrial, and healthcare industries. In addition, our solid waste collection services provide services primarily to commercial and residential customers through contracts with municipalities or other agencies.
 
Prospectively, we intend to grow in both existing and new geographic markets through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. However, we will continue to focus our investments towards those opportunities which will most benefit our core businesses; chemical and linen processing services. Subsequent to the sale of our Waste segment in November 2012, we will outsource waste and recycling services only through third-party providers. See Note 16, "Subsequent Events" for additional information concerning the sale of our Waste segment.
 
We have Company-owned operations and franchise operations located throughout the United States and Canada and have entered into seven Master License Agreements covering the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong/Macau/China, and Mexico.  Franchise revenue from these Master Licensees was $0.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
 
NOTE 2 —  DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
Following the quarter ended March 31, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors determined to sell its Waste segment.  As a result, at June 30, 2012, the Waste Segment’s net assets were determined to have met the “held for sale” criteria in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. As the Company intends to file its three quarterly reports for 2012 over the course of several days, the Company believes it is in the best interest of its stockholders and is most meaningful to the reader to present its existing business and disclose the Waste segment as discontinued operations in each quarterly period of 2012 for comparability purposes. The Company has not elected to discontinue the depreciation and amortization of assets pertaining to the discontinued operations as they were in use during the periods presented.
 
Upon the disposition of the Waste segment in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company realized a gain, which will be recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012. The results of operations and the cash flows related to this segment have been reclassified to discontinued operations in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss and Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for all periods presented. The assets and liabilities of this segment have been reclassified to “Assets of discontinued operations” and “Liabilities of discontinued operations” in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. The following table presents summarized operating results for these discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
 
 
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2012
   
2011
 
   
(in thousands)
 
Revenue
 
$
17,924
   
$
5,810
 
Net loss after taxes
 
$
(1
)
 
$
(625
)
 
Any corporate management overhead charged to the Waste segment in prior year filings has been included in continuing operations as the amounts are not expected to change as a result of the sale of the Waste segment.
 
On March 1, 2011, we closed the acquisition of Choice Environmental Services, Inc. (“Choice”) and issued 8,281,920 shares of our common stock to the former shareholders of Choice, assumed $1.7 million of debt, and paid off $39.2 million of Choice debt.  In paying the balance on this Choice debt, we incurred a prepayment penalty of $1.5 million which is included in loss from discontinued operations in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss.
 
Components of Assets and Liabilities from discontinued operations consist of the following:
 
    March 31,   December 31,  
   
2012
 
2011
 
   
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
Current assets:
           
Accounts Receivable
  $ 6,500     $ 5,646  
Inventory
    40       88  
Other
    772       803  
Total current assets from discontinued operations
  $ 7,312     $ 6,537  
                 
Noncurrent assets:
               
Property and equipment, net
  $ 32,658     $ 32,663  
Goodwill
    53,324       53,324  
Other intangibles, net
    46,664       48,308  
Other
    974       894  
Total noncurrent assets from discontinued operations
  $ 133,620     $ 135,189  
                 
Total assets from discontinued operations
  $ 140,932     $ 141,726  
                 
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities
  $ 7,224     $ 7,276  
Short term obligations
    555       530  
  Total current liabilities from discontinued operations
  $ 7,779     $ 7,806  
                 
Noncurrent liabilities:
               
Long term obligations
  $ 3,823     $ 3,991  
Deferred tax liabilities
    21,789       21,791  
Total noncurrent liabilities from discontinued operations
  $ 25,612     $ 25,782  
                 
Total liabilities from discontinued operations
  $ 33,391     $ 33,588  
 
      Three Months Ended March 31,  
       2012        2011  
Loss per share from discontinued operations
               
Basic and diluted
 
$
(0.00
)
 
$
(0.01
)
 
In connection with the acquisition of Choice, we entered into capital leases that have initial terms of five or ten years with companies owned by the former shareholders of Choice, to finance the cost of leasing office buildings and properties, including warehouses. The fair value of these leased properties of $2.9 million is included in assets from discontinued operations and liabilities from discontinued operations.
 
The Company completed the sale of this segment on November 15, 2012.  See further discussion of this transaction in Note 16, “Subsequent Events.”
 
 
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NOTE 3 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
 
The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and therefore do not contain all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP and the SEC for annual financial statements. The Company's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements reflect all adjustments that management believes are necessary for the fair presentation of their financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows for the periods presented. The information at December 31, 2011 in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets included in this quarterly report was derived from the audited Consolidated Balance Sheets included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC on February 26, 2013.  The Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, together with the information included in such report, is referred to in this quarterly report as the "2011 Annual Report." This quarterly report should be read in conjunction with the 2011 Annual Report.
 
All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Certain reclassifications have been made to conform prior periods to the current year presentation, with no effect on net income.
 
Tabular information, other than share and per share data, is presented in thousands of dollars.
 
Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates and such differences could affect the results of operations reported in future periods.
 
The Company's significant accounting policies are discussed in Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Any significant changes to those policies or new significant policies are described below.
 
Adoption of Newly Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
Fair Value:  In May 2011, the FASB issued updated accounting guidance on fair value measurements. The updated guidance resulted in common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements between GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).  The Company adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2012.  The adoption did not have a material impact on the disclosures of the Company’s consolidated financial information.
 
Comprehensive Income:  In June 2011 and subsequently amended in December 2011, the FASB issued final guidance on the presentation of comprehensive income.  Under the newly issued guidance, net income and comprehensive income may only be presented either as one continuous statement or in two separate but consecutive statements.  The Company adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2012, with net loss and comprehensive loss shown as one continuous statement.
 
NOTE 4 — ACQUISITIONS
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company acquired four independent businesses and purchased the remaining non-controlling interest in one of its subsidiaries. The results of operations of these acquisitions have been included in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss since their respective acquisition dates. None of these acquisitions were significant individually or in the aggregate to the Company's consolidated financial results and therefore, supplemental pro forma financial information is not presented.
 
 
 
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The following table summarizes the preliminary allocation of the purchase price of these acquisitions based on the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities:
 
Net assets acquired:
       
Accounts receivable
 
$
263
 
Inventory
   
86
 
Property and equipment
   
2,079
 
Other intangibles
   
1,532
 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities
   
(42
)
         
Total net assets acquired
   
3,918
 
Goodwill
   
1,550
 
         
Total purchase price
   
5,468
 
Less: debt issued or assumed
   
(1,121
)
Less: issuance of shares
   
(37
)
         
Cash Paid
 
$
4,310
 
 
Acquisition and merger expenses include costs for third party due diligence, legal, accounting and other professional services fees directly-related to the acquisition of four independent companies and one non-controlling interest in a subsidiary during the three months ended March 31, 2012.
 
The purchase price allocations for these acquisitions are preliminary and subject to changes in the fair value of assets and liabilities as of the effective dates.
 
 
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NOTE 5 — GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
 
Goodwill and other intangible assets have been recognized in connection with the Company's acquisitions and substantially all of the balance is expected to be fully deductible for income tax purposes over 15 years.  Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill and other intangibles during the three months ended March 31, 2012 were as follows:
 
   
Goodwill
   
Customer Relationships
   
Non-Compete Agreements
   
Trademarks
   
Formulas
 
Balance at
                             
December 31, 2011
  $ 106,906     $ 43,140     $ 6,947     $ 1,977     $ 4,894  
Accumulated Impairment Losses
    (870 )     -       -       -       -  
  Total
    106,036       43,140       6,947       1,977       4,894  
Acquisition/Additions
    1,550       1,276       126       130       -  
Amortization
    -       (1,569     (532 )     (57 )     (63
Foreign currency translation
    -       (5 )     (2 )     -       -  
Balance at
                                       
March 31, 2012
  $ 107,586     $ 42,842     $ 6,539     $ 2,050     $ 4,831  
 
The fair value of the customer relationships acquired were originally valued using future discounted cash flows expected to be generated from those customers. These customer relationships and contracts will be amortized on a straight-line basis over five to ten years, which is primarily based on historical customer attrition rates and lengths of contracts. The fair value of the non-compete agreements will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the length of the agreements, typically not exceeding five years.  The fair value of formulas is amortized on a straight-line basis over twenty years.  Trademarks and tradenames are generally indefinite lived intangibles with no amortization.  In instances where there is a finite life remaining on a particular trademark or tradename, the Company amortizes them on a straight-line basis over this period. Total accumulated amortization on intangibles was $15.4 million and $13.2 million as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
 
 
 
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NOTE 6 – INVENTORY
 
 Inventory is comprised of the following components at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:
 
   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2012
 
                 
Finished goods
  $ 11,653     $ 12,231  
Raw materials
    3,464       3,105  
Work in process
    559       353  
 Total    $ 15,676     $ 15,689  
 
NOTE 7 — STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Changes in stockholders’ equity for the three months ended March 31, 2012 consisted of the following:
 
Balance at December 31, 2011
 
$
343,856
 
Conversion of convertible promissory note payable
   
37
 
Stock based compensation
   
1,583
 
Shares issued for non-controlling interest
   
37
 
Foreign currency translation adjustment
   
(4)
 
Net loss
   
(13,261)
 
Balance at March 31, 2012
 
$
332,248
 
 
Acquisitions and Asset Purchases
 
We issued a total of 10,000 shares of our common stock in connection with the purchase of a non-controlling interest during the three months ended March 31, 2012.  Our stock price was at a weighted-average price of $3.68 at the time these shares were issued.
 
Stock Based Compensation
 
Stock based compensation is the result of the recognition of the fair value of stock based compensation on the date of grant over the service period for which the awards are expected to vest.
 
NOTE 8 — LONG-TERM DEBT AND OBLIGATIONS
 
Long-term obligations consisted of the following as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:
 
   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Line of credit agreement dated March 2011 and maturing in July 2013,
       
interest rate of 2.8% at March 31, 2012.
 
$
25,000
   
$
25,000
 
Acquisition notes payables
   
6,873
     
7,675
 
Convertible promissory notes, 4.0% and matures at various dates through 2016
   
12,054
     
12,596
 
Capitalized lease obligations
   
14,460
     
15,562
 
                 
Total debt and obligations
   
58,387
     
60,833
 
Long-term debt and obligations due within one year
   
(13,728
)
   
(13,566
)
                 
Long-term debt and obligations
 
$
44,659
   
$
47,267
 
 
 Revolving Credit Facilities
 
In March 2011, we entered into a $100.0 million senior secured revolving Credit Facility (the "Credit Facility"), which replaced the Company’s former credit facilities.  Under the Credit Facility, the Company had an initial borrowing availability of $32.5 million, which increased to the fully committed $100.0 million upon delivery of our unaudited quarterly financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 and satisfaction of certain financial covenants regarding leverage and coverage ratios and a minimum liquidity requirement, which requirements we met as of March 31, 2011.
 
 
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Borrowings under the Credit Facility were secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of our existing and thereafter acquired assets, including $25.0 million of cash on borrowings in excess of $75.0 million. Furthermore, borrowings under the facility were guaranteed by all of our domestic subsidiaries and secured by substantially all the assets and stock of our domestic subsidiaries and substantially all of the stock of our foreign subsidiaries. Interest on borrowings under the Credit Facility would typically accrue at London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") plus 2.5% to 4.0%, depending on the ratio of senior debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") (as such term is defined in the new Credit Facility, which includes specified adjustments and allowances authorized by the lender, as provided for in such definition). We also had the option to request swingline loans and borrowings using a base rate. Interest was payable monthly or quarterly on all outstanding borrowings. The Credit Facility was set to mature on July 31, 2013.
 
Borrowings and availability under the Credit Facility were subject to compliance with financial covenants, including achieving specified consolidated EBITDA levels, which depends on the success of our acquisition strategy, and maintaining leverage and coverage ratios and a minimum liquidity requirement. The Credit Facility also places restrictions on our ability to incur additional indebtedness, make certain acquisitions, create liens or other encumbrances, sell or otherwise dispose of assets, and merge or consolidate with other entities or enter into a change of control transaction. Failure to achieve or maintain the financial covenants in the Credit Facility or failure to comply with one or more of the operational covenants could have adversely affected our ability to borrow monies and could have resulted in a default under the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility was subject to other standard default provisions.
 
In August 2011, the Company entered into an amendment to the Credit Facility that modified the covenants, including an increase in permitted indebtedness to $40.0 million. Failure to achieve or maintain the financial covenants in the Credit Facility or failure to comply with one or more of the operational covenants could have adversely affected our ability to borrow monies and could have resulted in a default under the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility was subject to other standard default provisions.
 
During 2012, we amended our Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association on each of April 12, 2012, May 15, 2012, June 28, 2012, July 30, 2012, August 31, 2012, September 27, 2012, and October 31, 2012, in each case, primarily to extend the dates by which we were required to file our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012, and September 30, 2012 and to avoid potential defaults for not timely filing these reports.  In addition, the August 31, 2012 amendment reduced the Company’s maximum borrowing limit to $50.0 million, provided that the Company met certain borrowing base requirements.  The September 27, 2012 amendment further reduced the Company’s maximum borrowing limit to $25.0 million, provided that the Company met certain borrowing base requirements.  The October 31, 2012 amendment required the Company to place certain amounts in the collateral account under the sole control of the administrative agent to meet the Company’s unencumbered liquidity requirements. In connection with the sale of our Waste segment on November 15, 2012, we paid off and terminated the Credit Facility.
 
See Note 16, "Subsequent Events" which discusses subsequent amendments to the Credit Facility as well as the payoff of the Credit Facility in conjunction with the sale of the Company's Waste segment in the fourth quarter of 2012.
 
Convertible Promissory Notes
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and in connection with certain acquisitions, the Company issued convertible promissory notes with an aggregate principal value of $1.1 million. The notes have a four percent interest rate and are convertible into a maximum aggregate of 320,352 shares of our common stock at a fixed conversion price.  The holder may convert the principal and interest into shares of the Company's common stock at any time following both (i) conditional approval by the TSX of the listing of the shares of Company's common shares issuable upon conversion of each note and (ii) the date that the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 for the resale of the Company's common stock is declared effective by the SEC but not later than the maturity date of each note.
 
 
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NOTE 9 — FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
The Company determines the fair value of certain assets and liabilities based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the assets or liabilities. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date, or the "exit price." The Company utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value and gives precedence to observable inputs in determining fair value. The following levels were established for each input:
 
Level 1: "Observable inputs that reflect quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets."
 
Level 2: "Include other inputs that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly in the marketplace."
 
Level 3: "Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability."
 
The fair value of the above convertible promissory notes issued as a part of business combinations is based primarily on a Black-Scholes pricing model. The significant management assumptions and estimates used in determining the fair value included the expected term and volatility of our common stock. The expected volatility was based on an analysis of industry peer's historical stock price over the term of the notes as the Company did not have sufficient history of its own stock volatility, which was estimated at approximately 25%. Subsequent changes in the fair value of these instruments were recorded in other expense, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss. Future movement in the market price of our stock could significantly change the fair value of these instruments and impact our earnings.
 
The convertible promissory notes are Level 3 financial instruments. The Company has no Level 1 or Level 2 financial instruments.
 
In addition, during 2011, the Company issued an earn out that was to be settled in up to 90,909 shares held in escrow within one year from the date of acquisition or once the acquired business’s revenue achieved an agreed upon level. The number of shares that would be released from escrow varied based on the achievement of agreed upon revenue metrics. In April 2012, the Company released from escrow all 90,909 shares to the sellers.
 
The following table is a reconciliation of changes in fair value of the notes that are marked to market each subsequent reporting period for the three months ended March 31, 2012:
 
Balance at December 31, 2011
 
$
3,129
 
Issuance of convertible promissory notes
   
-
 
Settlement/conversion of convertible promissory notes
   
(515)
 
Net gains included in earnings
   
(29)
 
Balance at March 31, 2012
 
$
2,585
 
The amount of gains included in earnings attributable to liabilities still held at the end of the period
 
$
66
 
 
 The above balance represents the value of convertible notes that are subject to continual remeasurement and mark to market accounting and is included in the $12.1 million balance for all of the Company’s convertible promissory notes at March 31, 2012.
 
Financial Instruments
 
The Company's financial instruments, which may expose the Company to concentrations of credit risk, include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and debt. Cash and cash equivalents are maintained at financial institutions. The carrying amounts of cash and the current portion of accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value due to the short maturity of these instruments. The fair value of the Company's debt is estimated based on the current borrowing rates available to the Company for bank loans with similar terms and maturities, and approximates the carrying value of these liabilities. As discussed above, the convertible promissory notes that are convertible into a variable number of the Company's common shares are recorded at fair value at each reporting period date.
 
 
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NOTE 10 — OTHER EXPENSE, NET
 
Other expense, net consisted of the following for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
                 
Interest income
 
$
0
   
$
16
 
Interest expense
   
(581
)
   
(350
)
Realized and unrealized net gain (loss) on fair value of convertible notes
   
29
     
(1,961
)
Foreign currency
   
3
     
35
 
Other
   
123
     
0
 
                 
Total other expense, net
 
$
(426
)
 
$
(2,260
)
 
NOTE 11 — SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
The following table includes supplemental cash flow information, including non-cash investing and financing activity for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Cash paid for interest
 
$
595
   
$
284
 
                 
Cash received from interest
 
$
0
 
 
$
16
 
                 
Notes payable issued or assumed on acquisitions
 
$
1,121
   
$
10,321
 
                 
Conversion of promissory notes
 
$
37
   
$
5,077
 
                 
Issuance of shares for acquisitions
 
$
37
   
$
2,144
 
                 
Debt and private placement issuance costs financed
 
$
-
   
$
283
 
 
NOTE 12 — LOSS PER SHARE
 
Net loss attributable per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. The following were not included in the computation of diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive:
 
  
Warrants to purchase 5.5 million shares of common stock at $0.50 per share that were exercised in May 2011 for the period prior to exercise during 2011.
 
  
5,890,657 shares of common stock underlying outstanding stock options and restricted stock units.
 
NOTE 13 — INCOME TAXES
 
As a result of the merger with CoolBrands International, Inc. on November 2, 2010, the Company converted from a corporation taxed under the provisions of Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code to a tax-paying entity and accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method.  For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company has recorded an estimate for income taxes based on the Company's projected net loss for the full twelve month period ending December 31, 2012 and an effective income tax rate of approximately 1%.  The amount of income tax expense recorded for the period is based on the pre-tax net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012.
 
In addition, during the three months ended March 31, 2012, management has concluded it is not likely the Company will realize the benefit of all of its deferred tax assets and as a result, believes a full valuation allowance will be required at December 31, 2012. This is primarily due to the projected net operating losses and the projected net deferred tax asset position created by the sale of the Waste segment on November 14, 2012.  Therefore, the Company has not recognized a tax benefit as it relates to the current loss for the period ended March 31, 2012.  It should also be noted that the Company does not consider the tax deferred liabilities related to indefinite lived intangible assets when determing the need for a valuation allowance.
 
 
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NOTE 14 —  RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
In August 2010, the Company borrowed $2.0 million for working capital purposes, pursuant to an unsecured note payable to one of its shareholders that bears interest at the short-term Applicable Federal Rate.  The balance as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is $2.0 million.  The note was paid in full following the sale of Choice in November 2012, which is discussed more fully in Note 16 “Subsequent Events.”
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company purchased $1.9 million and $0.0 million, respectively, of chemical products from an entity owned, in part, by a Company employee. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company has $0.5 million and $1.1 million included in accounts payable to this entity.
 
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had receivable balances of $1.6 million and $2.1 million, respectively, from former owners of two acquired businesses. Subsequent to March 31, 2012, a substantial majority of this balance has been collected.
 
The Company is obligated to make lease payments pursuant to certain real property and equipment lease agreements with employees that were former owners of acquired companies.  Payments during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 to these companies totaled $0.4 million and $0.1 million, respectively.
 
At December 31, 2011, the Company had a liability of $0.2 million related to the funding of the 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan of an acquisition. This amount was paid in full by March 31, 2012.
 
In connection with the acquisition of Choice, we entered into capital leases that have initial terms of five or ten years with companies owned by shareholders of Choice, to finance the cost of leasing office buildings and properties, including warehouses.  The fair value of these leased properties of $2.9 million is included in assets from discontinued operations and is being depreciated over the terms of the respective leases. Capital lease obligations of $2.3 million and $2.3 million is included in liabilities from discontinued operations as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
 
The Company sold its Waste segment, which consists principally of Choice, during the fourth quarter of 2012, as more fully described in Note 16 “Subsequent Events” and in connection therewith, transferred all remaining capital lease obligations to the buyers.
 
NOTE 15 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of its business. Although occasional adverse decisions (or settlements) may occur, the Company believes that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
 
In connection with a distribution agreement entered into in December 2010, the Company provided a guarantee that the distributor's operating cash flows associated with the agreement would not fall below certain agreed-to minimums, subject to certain pre-defined conditions, over the ten year term of the distribution agreement. If the distributor's annual operating cash flow does fall below the agreed-to annual minimums, the Company will reimburse the distributor for any such short fall up to a pre-designated amount. No value was assigned to the fair value of the guarantee at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 based on a probability assessment of the projected cash flows. Management currently does not believe that it is probable that any amounts will be paid under this agreement and thus there is no amount accrued for the guarantee in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. This liability would be considered a Level 3 financial instruments given the unobservable inputs used in the projected cash flow model. See Note 9, "Fair Value Measurements and Financial Instruments" for the fair value hierarchy.
 
The Company also entered into a Manufacturing and Supply Agreement (the "Cavalier Agreement") with another plant in conjunction with its acquisition of Sanolite and Cavalier in July of 2011. The agreement, which was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012, was extended for an additional two year period with an automatic 18-month term. The agreement provides for pricing adjustments, up or down, on the first of each month based on the vendor's actual average product costs incurred during the prior month. Additional product payments made by the Company due to the vendors pricing adjustment as a result of this agreement have not been significant and have not represented costs materially above the going market price for such product.
 
NOTE 16 — SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
 
Sale of Waste Segment
 
On November 15, 2012, the Company completed a stock sale of Choice and other acquired businesses that comprise the Waste segment, to Waste Services of Florida, Inc. for $123.3 million. The stock purchase agreement contains earn-out provisions that could provide additional sale proceeds to the Company of $1.8 million upon achievement of a predetermined revenue target and is also subject to customary purchase price adjustments, including revenue and EBITDA metrics. Ten percent of the purchase price is subject to a holdback and adjustment upon delivery of audited financial statements to the buyer.
 
As a result of the sale of Choice and all of its operations in the Waste segment, the Company operates in one business segment, Hygiene, for fiscal year 2012 filings.  In connection with the acquisition of Choice on March 1, 2011, the Company recorded deferred tax liabilities that allowed the Company to make a determination that the valuation allowance for the deferred tax asset of $2.4 million recorded at December 31, 2010 was no longer necessary at March 31, 2011. Upon the sale of Choice in the fourth quarter of 2012 and with our history of operating losses, a valuation allowance is projected to be necessary in 2012.
 
 
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Revolving Credit Facility
 
During 2012, we amended our Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association on each of April 12, 2012, May 15, 2012, June 28, 2012, July 30, 2012, August 31, 2012, September 27, 2012, and October 31, 2012, in each case, primarily to extend the dates by which we were required to file our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012 and to avoid potential defaults for not timely filing these reports.  In addition, the August 31, 2012 amendment reduced the Company’s maximum borrowing limit to $50.0 million, provided that the Company met certain borrowing base requirements.  The September 27, 2012 amendment further reduced the Company’s maximum borrowing limit to $25.0 million, provided that the Company met certain modified borrowing base requirements.  The October 31, 2012 amendment required the Company to place certain amounts in a collateral account under the sole control of the administrative agent to meet the Company’s unencumbered liquidity requirements.  In connection with the sale of our Waste segment on November 15, 2012, we paid off the Credit Facility, which resulted in the termination of the Credit Facility.
 
Audit Committee Review and Restatements
 
On March 21, 2012, Swisher's Board of Directors (the "Board") determined that the Company's previously issued interim financial statements for the quarterly periods ended June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011, and the other financial information in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods then ended should no longer be relied upon. Subsequently, on March 27, 2012, the Audit Committee concluded that the Company's previously issued interim financial statements for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2011 should no longer be relied upon. The Board and Audit Committee made these determinations in connection with the Audit Committee's then ongoing review into certain accounting matters. We refer to the interim financial statements and the other financial information described above as the "Prior Financial Information."
 
The Audit Committee initiated its review after an informal inquiry by the Company and its independent auditor regarding a former employee's concerns with the application of certain accounting policies. The Company first initiated the informal inquiry by requesting that both the Audit Committee and the Company’s independent auditor look into the matters raised by the former employee. Following this informal inquiry, the Company’s senior management and its independent auditor advised the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee regarding the matters. Subsequently, the Audit Committee determined that an independent review of the matters presented by the former employee should be conducted. During the course of its independent review, and due in part to the significant number of acquisitions made by the Company, the Audit Committee determined that it would be in the best interest of the Company and its stockholders to review the accounting entries relating to each of the 63 acquisitions made by the Company during the year ended December 31, 2011.
 
On May 17, 2012, Swisher announced that the Audit Committee had substantially completed the investigative portion of its internal review. In connection with substantial completion of its internal review, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board that the Company's Chief Financial Officer and two additional senior accounting personnel be separated from the Company as a result of their conduct in connection with the preparation of the Prior Financial Information. Following this recommendation, the Board determined that these three accounting personnel be separated from the Company, effective immediately. In making these employment determinations, the Board did not identify any conduct by these employees intended for or resulting in any personal benefit.
 
On May 17, 2012, the Company further announced that it had commenced a search process for a new Chief Financial Officer and that Steven Berrard, then the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, would also serve as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer.
 
On February 19, 20, and 21, 2013, respectively, the Company filed amended quarterly reports on Form 10-Q/A for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2011, June 20, 2011, and September 30, 2011 (the "Affected Periods"), including restated financial statements for the Affected Periods, to reflect adjustments to previously reported financial information.
 
 
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On February 27, 2013, the Company provided the NASDAQ Hearings Panel (the "Panel") an update on the Company’s compliance efforts and requested a further extension of time to become current in the filing of its periodic reports. The Company requested an extension through March 15, 2013 to file its Form 10-Qs for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September 31, 2012 (collectively, the “2012 Form 10-Qs”). Additionally, the Company requested an extension through April 30, 2013 to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (the “2012 Form 10-K”).
 
On February 28, 2013, the Company received a letter from the Panel granting the Company continued listing on NASDAQ through March 15, 2013, provided the Company files the 2012 Form 10-Qs by March 15, 2013. The Panel also advised the Company that it will retain jurisdiction to make a determination whether to continue listing the Company through the filing of the 2012 Form 10-K.
 
During 2012, we incurred costs in excess of $6.0 million directly attributable to the Audit Committee’s investigation process.  In addition, during 2012 and through February 15, 2013, we have incurred approximately $12.0 million in additional review-related expenses, including fees for additional audit work, accounting review, IT consulting, legal representation, and valuation services.
 
Securities Litigation
 
There have been six shareholder lawsuits filed in federal courts in North Carolina and New York asserting claims relating to the Company's March 28, 2012 announcement regarding the Company's Board conclusion that the Company's previously issued interim financial statements for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011, and the other financial information in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods then ended, should no longer be relied upon and that an internal review by the Company's Audit Committee primarily relating to possible adjustments to the Company's financial statements was ongoing.
 
On March 30, 2012, a purported Company shareholder commenced a putative securities class action on behalf of purchasers and sellers of the Company's common stock in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company, the former President and Chief Executive Officer ("former CEO"), and the former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ("former CFO"). The plaintiff asserted claims alleging violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 based on alleged false and misleading disclosures in the Company's public filings. In April and May 2012, four more putative securities class actions were filed by purported Company shareholders in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina against the same set of defendants. The plaintiffs in these cases have asserted claims alleging violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") based on alleged false and misleading disclosures in the Company's public filings. In each of the putative securities class actions, the plaintiffs seek damages for losses suffered by the putative class of investors who purchased Swisher common stock.
 
On May 21, 2012, a shareholder derivative action was brought against the Company's former CEO and former CFO and the Company's directors for alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by another purported Company shareholder in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In this derivative action, the plaintiff seeks to recover for the Company damages arising out of a possible restatement of the Company's financial statements.
 
On May 30, 2012, the Company, and its former CEO and former CFO filed a motion with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL Panel") to centralize all of the cases in the Western District of North Carolina by requesting that the actions filed in the Southern District of New York be transferred to the Western District of North Carolina.
 
In light of the motion to centralize the cases in the Western District of North Carolina, the Company, and its former CEO and former CFO requested from both courts a stay of all proceedings pending the MDL Panel's ruling. On June 4, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York adjourned all pending dates in the cases in light of the motion to transfer filed before the MDL Panel. On June 13, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina issued a stay of proceedings pending a ruling by the MDL Panel.
 
 
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On August 13, 2012, the MDL Panel granted the motion to centralize, transferring the actions filed in the Southern District of New York to the Western District of North Carolina. In response, on August 21, 2012, the Western District of North Carolina issued an order governing the practice and procedure in the actions transferred to the Western District of North Carolina as well as the actions originally filed there.
 
On October 18, 2012, the Western District of North Carolina held an Initial Pretrial Conference at which it appointed lead counsel and lead plaintiffs for the securities class actions, and set a schedule for the filing of a consolidated class action complaint and defendant's time to answer or otherwise respond to the consolidated class action complaint. The Western District of North Carolina stayed the derivative action pending the outcome of the securities class actions.
 
Derivative Litigation
 
On April 11, 2012 and May 11, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company received demand letters (the “Demands”) from two of the Company’s purported stockholders.  In general, the Demands ask the Board to undertake an independent investigation into potential violations of Delaware and federal law relating to the Company's March 28, 2012 disclosure that its previously issued financial results for the first, second and third fiscal quarters of 2011 should no longer be relied upon, and to initiate claims against responsible parties and/or implement therapeutic changes as needed. The Board has not yet made a determination regarding its response to the Demands.
 
Other Related Matters
 
The Company has been contacted by the staff of the Atlanta Regional Office of the SEC and by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina (the "U.S. Attorney's Office") after publicly announcing the Audit Committee's internal review and the delays in filing our periodic reports. The Company has been asked to provide information about these matters on a voluntary basis to the SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office. The Company is fully cooperating with the SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Any action by the SEC, the U.S. Attorney's Office or other government agency could result in criminal or civil sanctions against the Company and/or certain of its current or former officers, directors or employees.
 
During 2011, we entered into a series of arm's length securities purchase agreements to sell an aggregate of 21,857,143 shares of our common stock to certain funds of a global financial institution (the "Private Placements").  We agreed to use our commercially reasonable efforts to file a resale registration statement with the SEC relating to the shares of common stock sold in the Private Placements.  If the registration statement was not filed or declared effective within specified time periods, the investors would have been, or if the registration statement ceased to remain effective for a period of time exceeding a sixty day grace period, the investors would be entitled to receive monthly liquidated damages in cash equal to one percent of the original offering price for each share purchased in the private placement that at such time could not be sold by the investor, with an interest rate of one percent per month accruing daily for liquidated damages not paid in full within ten business days.  On August 12, 2011, the SEC declared effective, a resale registration statement relating to the 21,857,143 shares issued in the Private Placements. The registration statement, including post-effective amendments to the registration statement, remained effective through April 12, 2012.  As a result of not timely filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, the registration statement relating to shares issued in the Private Placements is not effective, and as such we may be subject to liability under the penalty provision.
 
 
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You should read the following discussion and analysis in conjunction with our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes thereto included in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as well as our "Selected Financial Data" and our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes thereto included in Item 6 and Item 8, respectively, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (the "2011 Form 10-K"). In addition to historical consolidated financial information, this discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, estimates, and beliefs. Actual results could differ from these expectations as a result of certain risk factors, including those described under Item 1A, "Risk Factors," of our 2011 Form 10-K.
 
Business Overview and Outlook
 
Swisher Hygiene Inc. provides essential hygiene and sanitizing solutions to customers throughout much of North America and internationally through its global network of company owned operations, franchises and master licensees. These solutions include essential products and services that are designed to promote superior cleanliness and sanitation in commercial environments, while enhancing the safety, satisfaction and well-being of employees and patrons. These solutions are typically delivered by employees on a regularly scheduled basis and involve providing our customers with: (i) consumable products such as soap, paper, cleaning chemicals, detergents, and supplies, together with the rental and servicing of dish machines and other equipment for the dispensing of those products; (ii) the rental of facility service items requiring regular maintenance and cleaning, such as floor mats, mops, bar towels, and linens; (iii) manual cleaning of their facilities; and (iv) solid waste collection services. We serve customers in a wide range of end-markets, with a particular emphasis on the foodservice, hospitality, retail, industrial, and healthcare industries. In addition, our solid waste collection operations provide services primarily to commercial and residential customers through contracts with municipalities or other agencies.
 
Prospectively, we intend to grow in both existing and new geographic markets through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. However, we will continue to focus our investments towards those opportunities which will most benefit our core businesses, chemical and linen processing services. Subsequent to the sale of our Waste segment in November 2012, we will offer outsourced waste and recycling services only through third-party providers.
 
See Note 16, “Subsequent Events” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for significant developments subsequent to March 31, 2012.
 
Segments
 
 On March 1, 2011, the Company completed its acquisition of Choice, a Florida based company that provides a complete range of solid waste and recycling collection, transportation, processing and disposal services. As a result of the acquisition of Choice, the Company operated in two segments: Hygiene and Waste.  During the quarter ended June 30, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors determined to sell its Waste segment. On November 15, 2012, the Company completed a stock sale of Choice and other acquired businesses, including Lawson Sanitation LLC, Central Carting Disposal, Inc., and FSR Transporting & Crane Services, Inc. that comprise the Waste segment, to Waste Services of Florida, Inc. for $123.3 million.  As discussed in Note 2 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company has applied discontinued operations accounting treatment and disclosures for this transaction on a retroactive basis.  See Note 2, “Discontinued Operations” and Note 16, “Subsequent  Events” of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information. As a result of the sale of Choice and all of its operations in the Waste segment, the Company’s continuing operations are classified in one business segment, Hygiene, for fiscal year 2012.
 
 
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Acquisitions
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company acquired four independent businesses and the remaining non-controlling interest in one of its subsidiaries. Aggregate consideration included cash of $4.3 million, the issuance of common stock at a fair value of $37,000 and assumed debt of $1.1 million.
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2011, the Company acquired four of its franchisees and nine independent businesses, excluding Choice. Aggregate consideration included cash of $3.9 million, the issuance of common stock at a fair value of $1.9 million and assumed debt of $8.6 million.
 
Sale of Waste Segment
 
On November 15, 2012, the Company completed a stock sale of Choice and other acquired businesses that comprise the Waste segment, to Waste Services of Florida, Inc. for $123.3 million. The stock purchase agreement contains earn-out provisions that could provide additional sale proceeds to the Company of $1.8 million upon achievement of a predetermined revenue target and is also subject to customary purchase price adjustments, including revenue and EBITDA metrics. Ten percent of the purchase price is subject to a holdback and adjustment upon delivery of audited financial statements to the buyer.
 
As a result of the sale of Choice and all of its operations in the Waste segment, the Company operates in one business segment, Hygiene, for fiscal year 2012 filings.  In connection with the acquisition of Choice on March 1, 2011, the Company recorded deferred tax liabilities that allowed the Company to make a determination that the valuation allowance for the deferred tax asset of $2.4 million recorded at December 31, 2010 was no longer necessary at March 31, 2011. Upon the sale of Choice in the fourth quarter of 2012 and with our history of operating losses, a valuation allowance is projected to be necessary in 2012.
 
Acquisition and Merger Expenses
 
Acquisition and merger expenses include costs directly related to the acquisition of four independent companies and one non-controlling interest in a subsidiary during the three months ended March 31, 2012.  These costs include costs directly related to acquisitions and the merger and include third party due diligence, legal, accounting and professional service expenses.
 
Acquisition and merger expenses include costs directly related to the acquisition of our four franchisees and nine independent companies during the three months ended March 31, 2011, excluding Waste segment acquisitions, and costs directly related to our merger with CoolBrands International, Inc. These costs include costs directly-related to acquisitions and the merger and include third party due diligence, legal, accounting and professional service expenses.
 
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
 
The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles involves the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the recorded amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. As such, management is required to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that are believed to be reasonable based on the information available. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, revenue and expenses, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. These critical accounting policies have not changed since the filing of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
 
Critical accounting policies are defined as those that are reflective of significant judgments and uncertainties, the most important and pervasive accounting policies used and areas most sensitive to material changes from external factors.
 
 
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Adoption of Newly Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
 Fair Value:  In May 2011, the FASB issued updated accounting guidance on fair value measurements  The updated guidance resulted in common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.  The Company adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2012.  The adoption did not have a material impact on the disclosures of the Company’s consolidated financial information.
 
 Comprehensive Income:  In June 2011 and subsequently amended in December 2011, the FASB issued final guidance on the presentation of comprehensive income.  Under the newly issued guidance, net income and comprehensive income may only be presented either as one continuous statement or in two separate but consecutive statements.  The Company adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2012, with net loss and comprehensive loss shown as one continuous statement.
 
RESULTS OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS — THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012
 
Impact of Acquisitions
 
During the year ended December 31, 2011, we acquired nine franchisees and 54 independent businesses, including four in our Waste segment. During the first three months of 2012, we acquired four independent businesses. The term "Acquisitions" refers to the nine franchisees and 54 independent businesses acquired during the year ended December 31, 2011 and the four independent businesses acquired during the three months ended March 31, 2012, including the growth in existing customer revenue at the time of acquisition as well as revenue from new customer relationships created by the acquired business. See Note 16, "Subsequent Events" of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information concerning the acquisition and sale of businesses subsequent to March 31, 2012.
 
Revenue
 
We derive our revenue from the delivery of a wide variety of hygiene and sanitation products and services. We deliver these products and services on a regularly scheduled basis which include providing our customers with (i) consumable products such as soap, paper, cleaning chemicals, detergents, and supplies, together with the rental and servicing of dish machines and other equipment for the dispensing of those products; (ii) the rental of facility service items requiring regular maintenance and cleaning, such as floor mats, mops, bar towels, and linens; and (iii) manual cleaning of their facilities. We serve customers in a wide range of end-markets with a particular emphasis on the foodservice, hospitality, retail, industrial, and healthcare industries.
 
Total revenue and the revenue derived from each revenue type for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:
 
   
2012
   
%
   
2011
   
%
 
Revenue
 
(In thousands)
 
Company-owned operations:
                       
Chemical products
 
$
40,028
     
68.8
%
 
$
9,474
     
44.1
%
Hygiene product and services
   
11,732
     
20.2
     
9,054
     
42.2
 
Rental and other
   
6,098
     
10.5
     
1,554
     
7.2
 
Total Company-owned operations
   
57,858
     
99.5
     
20,082
     
93.5
 
Franchise products and fees
   
294
     
0.5
     
1,393
     
6.5
 
                                 
Total revenue
 
$
58,152
     
100.0
%
 
$
21,475
     
100.0
%
 
Consolidated revenue increased $36.7 million to $58.2 million for the three month period ending March 31, 2012 as compared to $21.5 million for the same period in 2011.  The components of the revenue growth were a $37.8 million increase in revenue from Company-owned operations offset by a $1.1 million reduction in revenue from franchise products and fees.  These amounts represented revenue changes of 170.8% for total revenue, 188.1% for Company-owned operations, and (78.9 %) for franchise revenue.
 
Within Company-owned operations for the first three months of 2012, the $37.8 million in revenue growth from the same period in 2011 was comprised of growth in chemical products of $30.6 million from $9.5 million in 2011, hygiene services and products of $2.7 million from $9.1 million in 2011, and rental and other of $4.5 million from $1.6 million in 2011.  The amounts represent increase of 322.5%, 29.6%, and 292.5%, respectively.  Throughout these product lines, increases in revenue were primarily attributable to Acquisitions made by the Company in late 2010, 2011 and the first three months of 2012.
 
 
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Excluding the impact of Acquisitions, revenue from Company-owned operations increased by 19.1% and total revenue increased 17.8%. The lower percentage increase in total revenue is attributable to the decline in franchise products and fees due to the purchase of Swisher franchisees.
 
 The change in revenue mix as well as the growth of the Company-owned operations was primarily attributable to i) acquisition efforts focused on chemical product and service companies to round out our North American operating footprint, ii) our emphasis on the expansion of our core ware-washing and laundry chemical offerings both through direct sales efforts and via distributors, with a reduction in focus on our legacy hygiene services offering, and iii) strategic expansion in the linen rental marketplace.
 
Cost of Sales
 
Cost of sales consists primarily of paper, air freshener, chemical and other consumable products sold to our customers, franchisees and international licensees.  Cost of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:
 
   
2012
   
%(1)
   
2011
   
%(1)
 
Cost of Sales
 
(In thousands)
 
Company-owned operations
 
$
25,015
     
43.2
%
 
$
7,143
     
35.6
%
Franchise products and fees
   
232
     
78.9
     
1,099
     
78.9
 
                                 
Total cost of sales
 
$
25,247
     
43.4
%
 
$
8,242
     
38.4
%
 
(1)            Represents cost as a percentage of the respective product line revenue.
 
Cost of sales increased $17.0 million or 206.3% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011, which includes $14.5 million of total cost of sales related to Acquisitions. Excluding the impact of Acquisitions, cost of sales increased $2.5 million or 30.1% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011.
 
Company-owned operations cost of sales increased $17.9 million or 250.2% to $25.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011 and includes $15.4 million related to Acquisitions. Excluding the impact of Acquisitions, Company-owned cost of sales increased $2.5 million to $9.6 million or 40.6% of related revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $6.3 million or 33.7% of related revenue for the same period in 2011. The increase in the amount and the percentage of Company-owned cost of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2012, is a result of the increased revenue from chemical products, including direct and wholesale chemical sales, which have a higher cost to produce versus other Company-owned products.
 
Route Expenses
 
Route expenses consist of costs incurred by the Company for the delivery of products and providing services to customers. The details of route expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:
 
   
2012
      %(1)       2011       %(1)  
Route Expenses   (In thousands)  
Company-owned operations:
                             
Compensation
  $ 7,509       13.0 %   $ 3,899       19.4 %
                                 
Vehicle and other expenses
    3,085       5.3       1,256       6.3  
                                 
Total route expenses
  $ 10,594       18.3 %   $ 5,155       25.7 %
 
(1)
Represents route expenses as a percentage of total revenue from Company-owned operations.
 
 
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Route expenses increased $5.4 million or 105.5% to $10.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $5.2 million in the same period in 2011, including $4.8 million or 45.3% of total route expenses related to Acquisitions. Excluding the impact of Acquisitions, route expenses increased $0.6 million or 12.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 compared to the same period in 2011 as a result of an increase in vehicle costs in the amount of $1.9 million and $3.6 million, respectively, related to the increase in revenue.  As a percentage of revenue, route expenses decreased 7.4% to 18.3% due to the Company's ability to leverage its revenue growth in Company-owned operations.
 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses consist primarily of the costs incurred for:
 
  
Branch office and field management support costs that are related to field operations. These costs include compensation, occupancy expense and other general and administrative expenses.
 
  
Selling expenses, which include marketing expenses and compensation and commission for branch sales representatives and corporate account executives.
 
  
Corporate office expenses that are related to general support services, which include executive management compensation and related costs, as well as department cost for information technology, human resources, accounting, purchasing and other support functions.
 
The details of selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:
 
   
2012
      %(1)       2011       %(1)  
Selling, General & Administrative Expenses
 
(In thousands)
 
Compensation
  $ 17,625       30.2 %   $ 8,206       38.2 %
Occupancy
    2,418       4.2       1,187       5.5  
Other
    9,926       17.1       4,142       19.3  
                                 
                                 
Total selling, general & administrative expenses
  $ 29,969       51.5 %   $ 13,535       63.0 %
 
(1)            Represents expenses as a percentage of the related revenue.
 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased $16.5 million or 121.4% to $30.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $13.5 million in the same period of 2011 and includes $12.3 million from Acquisitions. Excluding the impact from Acquisitions, selling, general, and administrative expenses increased $4.2 million or 31.0%.
 
Compensation expenses increased $9.4 million or 114.8% to $17.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $8.2 million in the same period of 2011 and includes $8.0 million related to Acquisitions.  Excluding the impact from Acquisitions, hygiene compensation expense increased $1.4 million or 18.3% to $9.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011.  This increase is primarily the result of costs related to the expansion of our corporate, field and distribution sales organizations that began in 2009 and has continued into 2012 to accelerate the growth in our core chemical program.
 
Occupancy expenses increased $1.2 million or 103.7% to $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $1.2 million in the same period of 2011 and is primarily a result of Acquisitions.
 
Other selling, general and administrative expenses increased $5.8 million or 139.6% to $9.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $4.1 million in the same period in 2011 and includes $2.5 million for Acquisitions.  Excluding the impact from Acquisitions, other expenses increased $3.3 million or 79.7% to $7.4 million primarily due to the expansion of our business that included increases in expenses for professional fees, including $1.8 million in review-related professional fees, reserve for allowance for bad debt, utilities, office equipment, and other office and administrative expenses, many of which relate to our transition from a private company to a public company.
 
 
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Acquisition and Merger Expenses
 
Acquisition and merger expenses of $0.1 million related to the acquisition of four independent companies during the three months ended March 31, 2012. These expenses include costs for third party due diligence, legal, accounting and other professional services fees.
 
Depreciation and Amortization
 
Depreciation and amortization consists of depreciation of property and equipment and the amortization of intangible assets. Depreciation and amortization increased $2.9 million or 134.5% to $5.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $2.1 million during the same period of 2011. This increase includes $2.7 million for Acquisitions and is primarily the result of amortization for acquired other intangible assets including customer contracts and relationships and non-compete agreements obtained as part of these acquisitions. The remaining increase is primarily related to depreciation on capital expenditures unrelated to business combinations of $25.6 million made since March 31, 2011.
 
Other Expense, Net
 
Details of other expense, net for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 follows:
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Interest income
 
$
-
   
$
16
 
Interest expenses
   
(581
)
   
(350
)
Realized and unrealized net gain (loss) on fair value of convertible notes
   
29
     
(1,961
)
Foreign currency
   
3
     
35
 
Other
   
123
     
-
 
                 
Total other expense, net
 
$
(426
)
 
$
(2,260
)
 
The net loss on debt related fair value measurements for the three months ended March 31, 2012 is the result of the required adjustment to fair value of the convertible promissory notes that were issued during the second half of 2011 and first quarter of 2012. The fair value of these convertible promissory notes is impacted by the market price of our stock. See Note 8, "Long-term Debt and Obligations" of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Cash Flows Summary
 
The following table summarizes cash flows from continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Cash Flows Summary
 
(In thousands)
 
Net cash used in operating activities
 
$
(8,777
)
 
$
(6,708
)
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(9,623
)
   
(46,441
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
   
(3,482
)
   
117,839
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash from continuing operations
   
(21,882
)
   
64,690
 
Net increase in cash from discontinued operations
   
596
     
1,366
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
$
(21,286
)
 
$
66,056
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $8.8 million compared to $6.7 million in the same period of 2011. The increase of $2.1 million is primarily due to an increase in the net loss of $7.3 million which is offset by an increase in depreciation of $2.9 million.
 
Net cash used in investing activities decreased $36.8 million to $9.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared with net cash used in investing activities of $46.4 million for the same period of 2011. This decrease is due to a decrease in acquisitions of $45.5 million, partially offset by an increase in purchases of property and equipment of $3.5 million, and the release of 2011 restricted cash of $5.2 million in 2012.
 
Cash used in financing activities was $3.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared with net cash provided by financing activities of $117.8 million during the same period in 2011. This change of $114.3 million was due to $116.1 million of proceeds from private placements of our common stock in 2011, net proceeds from debt of $1.7 million in 2011, and net payments on debt of $3.5 million in 2012.
 
 
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
We fund the development and growth of our business with cash generated from operations, bank credit facilities, the sale of equity, third party financing for acquisitions, and capital leases for equipment.
 
Revolving Credit Facilities
 
In March 2011, we entered into a $100.0 million senior secured revolving Credit Facility (the "Credit Facility"), which replaced the Company’s former credit facilities.  Under the Credit Facility, the Company had an initial borrowing availability of $32.5 million, which increased to the fully committed $100.0 million upon delivery of our unaudited quarterly financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 and satisfaction of certain financial covenants regarding leverage and coverage ratios and a minimum liquidity requirement, which requirements we met as of March 31, 2011.
 
Borrowings under the Credit Facility were secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of our existing and thereafter acquired assets, including $25.0 million of cash on borrowings in excess of $75.0 million. Furthermore, borrowings under the facility were guaranteed by all of our domestic subsidiaries and secured by substantially all the assets and stock of our domestic subsidiaries and substantially all of the stock of our foreign subsidiaries. Interest on borrowings under the Credit Facility would typically accrue at London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") plus 2.5% to 4.0%, depending on the ratio of senior debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") (as such term is defined in the new Credit Facility, which includes specified adjustments and allowances authorized by the lender, as provided for in such definition). We also had the option to request swingline loans and borrowings using a base rate. Interest was payable monthly or quarterly on all outstanding borrowings. The Credit Facility was set to mature on July 31, 2013.
 
Borrowings and availability under the Credit Facility were subject to compliance with financial covenants, including achieving specified consolidated EBITDA levels, which depends on the success of our acquisition strategy, and maintaining leverage and coverage ratios and a minimum liquidity requirement. The Credit Facility also places restrictions on our ability to incur additional indebtedness, make certain acquisitions, create liens or other encumbrances, sell or otherwise dispose of assets, and merge or consolidate with other entities or enter into a change of control transaction. Failure to achieve or maintain the financial covenants in the Credit Facility or failure to comply with one or more of the operational covenants could have adversely affected our ability to borrow monies and could have resulted in a default under the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility was subject to other standard default provisions.
 
In August 2011, the Company entered into an amendment to the Credit Facility that modified the covenants, including an increase in permitted indebtedness to $40.0 million. Failure to achieve or maintain the financial covenants in the Credit Facility or failure to comply with one or more of the operational covenants could have adversely affected our ability to borrow monies and could have resulted in a default under the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility was subject to other standard default provisions.
 
During 2012, we amended our Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association on each of April 12, 2012, May 15, 2012, June 28, 2012, July 30, 2012, August 31, 2012, September 27, 2012, and October 31, 2012, in each case, primarily to extend the dates by which we were required to file our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012, and September 30, 2012 and to avoid potential defaults for not timely filing these reports.  In addition, the August 31, 2012 amendment reduced the Company’s maximum borrowing limit to $50.0 million, provided that the Company met certain borrowing base requirements.  The September 27, 2012 amendment further reduced the Company’s maximum borrowing limit to $25.0 million, provided that the Company met certain borrowing base requirements.  The October 31, 2012 amendment required the Company to place certain amounts in the collateral account under the sole control of the administrative agent to meet the Company’s unencumbered liquidity requirements. In connection with the sale of our Waste segment on November 15, 2012, we paid off and terminated the Credit Facility.
 
See Note 16, "Subsequent Events" which discusses subsequent amendments to the Credit Facility as well as the payoff of the Credit Facility in conjunction with the sale of the Company's Waste segment in the fourth quarter of 2012.
 
 
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Acquisitions and Sales
 
During the three month period ended March 31, 2012, we paid cash of $4.3 million for four independent businesses and a non-controlling interest in one of our subsidiaries.
 
On November 15, 2012, we completed a stock sale of Choice and other acquired businesses in the Waste segment to Waste Services of Florida, Inc. for $123.3 million in cash.
 
See Note 16, "Subsequent Events" of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Cash Requirements
 
Our cash requirements for the next twelve months consist primarily of: (i) capital expenditures associated with dispensing equipment, dish machines and other items in service at customer locations, equipment, vehicles, and software; (ii) financing for acquisitions; (iii) working capital; and (iv) payment of principal and interest on borrowings under our credit facilities, debt obligations incurred or assumed in connection with acquisitions, and other notes payable for equipment and software.
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, our cash and cash equivalents decreased by $21.3 million. We expect that our cash on hand and the cash flow provided by operating activities will be sufficient to fund working capital, general corporate needs and planned capital expenditures for the next twelve months. However, there is no assurance that these sources of liquidity will be sufficient to fund our internal growth initiatives or the investments and acquisition activities that we may wish to pursue. If we pursue significant internal growth initiatives or if we wish to acquire additional businesses in transactions that include cash payments as part of the purchase price, we may pursue additional debt or equity sources to finance such transactions and activities, depending on market conditions.
 
As discussed above, we sold the Waste segment, which consisted principally of Choice, for $123.3 million in cash on November 15, 2012. In conjunction with the closing of the transaction, Swisher paid off a Credit Facility of $17.2 million, equipment leases associated with the operations of Choice totaling $13.2 million and an outstanding note in the amount of $2.0 million.
 
See Note 16, "Subsequent Events" of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Financial Instruments — Convertible Promissory Notes
 
We determine the fair value of certain convertible debt instruments issued as part of business combinations based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the liabilities. We have used a Black Scholes pricing model to estimate fair value of our convertible promissory notes, which requires the use of certain assumptions such as expected term and volatility of our common stock. The expected volatility was based on an analysis of industry peer's historical stock price over the term of the notes as we currently do not have our own stock price history. The expected volatility was estimated at approximately 25%. Changes in the fair value of convertible debt instruments are recorded in other expense, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Loss.
 
Subsequent to March 31, 2012, none of these convertible promissory notes were converted.  In addition, for the remaining convertible promissory notes that have not been converted subsequent to March 31, 2012, we would record approximately $0.2 million of expense for every $1.00 increase in our stock price. Increases or decreases in the market value of our stock price could affect the fair value of these instruments and our earnings.
 
 
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Income Taxes
 
As a result of the merger with CoolBrands International, Inc. on November 2, 2010, the Company converted from a corporation taxed under the provisions of Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code to a tax-paying entity and accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method.  For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company has recorded an estimate for income taxes based on the Company's projected net loss for the full twelve month period ending December 31, 2012 and an effective income tax rate of approximately 1%.  The amount of income tax expense recorded for the period is based on the pre-tax net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012.
 
In addition, during the three months ended March 31, 2012, management has concluded it is not likely the Company will realize the benefit of all of its deferred tax assets and as a result, believes a full valuation allowance will be required at December 31, 2012. This is primarily due to the projected net operating losses and the projected net deferred tax asset position created by the sale of the Waste segment on November 14, 2012.  Therefore, the Company has not recognized a tax benefit as it relates to the current loss for the period ended March 31, 2012.  It should also be noted that the Company does not consider the tax deferred liabilities related to indefinite lived intangible assets when determing the need for a valuation allowance.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
Other than operating leases, there are no significant off-balance sheet financing arrangements or relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, which are often referred to as "special purpose entities." Therefore, there is no exposure to any financing, liquidity, market or credit risk that could arise, had we engaged in such relationships.
 
In connection with a distribution agreement entered into in December 2010 between the Company and a distributor of Company-owned products, we provided a guarantee that the distributor's operating cash flows associated with the agreement would not fall below certain agreed-to minimums, subject to certain pre-defined conditions, over the ten year term of the distribution agreement. If the distributor's annual operating cash flow does fall below the agreed-to annual minimums, we will reimburse the distributor for any such short fall up to a pre-designated amount. No value was assigned to the fair value of the guarantee at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 based on a probability assessment of the projected cash flows. Management currently does not believe that it is probable that any amounts will be paid under this agreement and thus there is no amount accrued for the guarantee in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Adjusted EBITDA
 
In addition to net income determined in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP measures, such as "Adjusted EBITDA," in assessing our operating performance. We believe the non-GAAP measure serves as an appropriate measure to be used in evaluating the performance of our business. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss excluding the impact of income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, investigation and review related expenses, net interest expense, foreign currency gain and other income, net loss on debt related fair value measurements, stock based compensation, third party costs directly related to merger and acquisitions, including the debt prepayment penalty, and a gain from bargain purchase related to mergers and acquisitions. We present Adjusted EBITDA because we consider it an important supplemental measure of our operating performance and believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of our results.  Management uses this non-GAAP financial measure frequently in our decision-making because it provides supplemental information that facilitates internal comparisons to the historical operating performance of prior periods and gives a better indication of our core operating performance. We include this non-GAAP financial measure in our earnings announcement and guidance in order to provide transparency to our investors and enable investors to better compare our operating performance with the operating performance of our competitors. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, and is not intended to represent an alternative measure of, operating results or of cash flows from operating activities, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, our definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
 
 
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Under SEC rules, we are required to provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Accordingly, the following is a reconciliation of our net loss reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
   
(In thousands)
 
             
Net loss from continuing operations
  $ (13,260 )   $ (4,707 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
    80       (5,730 )
Depreciation and amortization expense
    4,976       2,122  
Interest expense, net
    581       334  
(Gain) loss on foreign currency
    (3 )     35  
Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on convertible debt
    (29 )     1,961  
Stock based compensation
    1,583       802  
Review-related professional fees
    1,874       -  
Acquisition and merger expenses
    120       1,264  
                 
Adjusted EBITDA
  $ (4,078 )   $ (3,919 )
 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and prospects, and the prevailing market price and performance of our common stock, may be adversely affected by a number of factors, including the matters discussed below. Certain statements and information set forth in this Form 10-Q, as well as other written or oral statements made from time to time by us or by our authorized executive officers on our behalf, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend for our forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and we set forth this statement and these risk factors in order to comply with such safe harbor provisions. You should note that our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Form 10-Q or when made and we undertake no duty or obligation to update or revise our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.  Although we believe that the expectations, plans, intentions and projections reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors that our stockholders and prospective investors should consider include the following:
 
  
We have a history of significant operating losses and as such our future revenue and operating profitability are uncertain;
  
Matters relating to or arising from our recent restatement could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition;
  
We may fail to maintain our listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market and the Toronto Stock Exchange;
  
We may be harmed if we do not penetrate markets and grow our current business operations;
  
We may require additional capital in the future and no assurance can be given that such capital will be available on terms acceptable to us, or at all;
  
Failure to attract, train, and retain personnel to manage our growth could adversely impact our operating results;
  
We may not be able to properly integrate the operations of acquired businesses and achieve anticipated benefits of cost savings or revenue enhancements;
  
We may incur unexpected costs, expenses, or liabilities relating to undisclosed liabilities of our acquired businesses;
 
 
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We may recognize impairment charges which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition;
  
Goodwill and other intangible assets resulting from acquisitions may adversely affect our results of operations;
  
Future issuances of shares of our common stock in connection with acquisitions or pursuant to our stock incentive plan could have a dilutive effect;
  
Future sales of Swisher Hygiene shares by our stockholders could affect the market price of our shares;
  
Failure to retain our current customers and renew existing customer contracts could adversely affect our business;
  
The pricing, terms, and length of customer service agreements may constrain our ability to recover costs and to make a profit on our contracts;
  
Changes in economic conditions that impact the industries in which our end-users primarily operate in could adversely affect our business;
  
Our solid waste collection operations are geographically concentrated and are therefore subject to regional economic downturns and other regional factors;
  
If we are required to change the pricing models for our products or services to compete successfully, our margins and operating results may be adversely affected;
  
Several members of our senior management team are critical to our business and if these individuals do not remain with us in the future, it could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows;
  
The financial condition and operating ability of third parties may adversely affect our business;
  
The availability of our raw materials and the volatility of their costs may adversely affect our operations;
  
Increases in fuel and energy costs could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition;
  
Our products contain hazardous materials and chemicals, which could result in claims against us;
  
We are subject to environmental, health and safety regulations, and may be adversely affected by new and changing laws and regulations, that generate ongoing environmental costs and could subject us to liability;
  
Future changes in laws or renewed enforcement of laws regulating the flow of solid waste in interstate commerce could adversely affect our operating results;
  
If our products are improperly manufactured, packaged, or labeled or become adulterated, those items may need to be recalled;
  
Changes in the types or variety of our service offerings could affect our financial performance;
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An inability to open new, cost effective processing facilities may adversely affect our expansion efforts;
  
We may not be able to adequately protect our intellectual property and other proprietary rights that are material to our business;
  
If we are unable to protect our information and telecommunication systems against disruptions or failures, our operations could be disrupted;
  
Insurance policies may not cover all operating risks and a casualty loss beyond the limits of our coverage could adversely impact our business;
  
Our current size and growth strategy could cause our revenue and operating results to fluctuate more than some of our larger, more established competitors or other public companies;
  
Certain stockholders may exert significant influence over corporate action requiring stockholder approval; and
  
Provisions of Delaware law and our organizational documents may delay or prevent an acquisition of our company, even if the acquisition would be beneficial to our stockholders.
 
 
We are exposed to market risks, including changes in interest rates and fuel prices. We do not use financial instruments for speculative trading purposes and we do not hold derivative financial instruments that could expose us to significant market risk. We do not currently have any contract with vendors where we have exposure to the underlying commodity prices. In such event, we would consider implementing price increases and pursue cost reduction initiatives; however, we may not be able to pass on these increases in whole or in part to our customers or realize costs savings needed to offset these increases. The following discussion does not consider the effects that may have an adverse change on the overall economy, and it also does not consider actions we may take to mitigate our exposure to these changes. We cannot guarantee that the action we take to mitigate these exposures will be successful.
 
Interest Rate Risk
 
At March 31, 2012, we had variable rate debt of $25.0 million under two lines of credit with an average periodic interest rate on outstanding balances that fluctuates based on LIBOR plus 2.5% to 4.0%. At the above level of borrowings, for every 50 basis point change in LIBOR, quarterly interest expense associated with such borrowings would correspondingly increase or decrease by approximately $1.5 million annually. This analysis does not consider the effects of any other changes to our capital structure.  A 10% change in interest rates would have an immaterial effect on the fair value of our final rate debt.
 
 
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Fuel
 
Fuel costs represent a significant operating expense. To date, we have not entered into any contracts or employed any strategies to mitigate our exposure to fuel costs. Historically, we have made limited use of fuel surcharges or delivery fees to help offset rises in fuel costs. Such charges have not been in the past, and we believe will not be going forward, applicable to all customers. Consequently, an increase in fuel costs results in a decrease in our operating margin percentage. At current consumption level, a $0.50 change in the price of fuel changes our fuel costs by approximately $0.7 million on an annual basis.
 
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
We maintain disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and, include controls and procedures designed to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
We carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our former CEO and former CFO, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of March 31, 2012. Based upon that evaluation, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2012 because of the deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting discussed below.
 
  
The effectiveness of our entity-level control environment, including placing an undue emphasis on internal anticipated financial results in communications during the financial statement close process, communication regarding the high standards for internal control over financial reporting, in maintaining effective communication within the reporting department and with our independent registered public accounting firm, and segregation of job responsibilities within the financial reporting department.
 
  
The effectiveness of our control over the financial reporting close process allowing for override of entity-level controls resulting in a number of journal entries having either insufficient or no support.
 
  
The effectiveness of our financial statement review process, including application of formal written policies and procedures governing our financial statement close process, and control in the preparation, documentation, review, and approval of journal entries, and in the preparation, review, and approval of account reconciliations.
 
  
The effectiveness of our accounting department resulting from the insufficient number of qualified accounting personnel with the required proficiency to apply purchase accounting policies in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), including with respect to acquisitions, the significant number of acquisitions made during the year ended December 31, 2011, and the difficulty of integrating the accounting systems of acquired entities into our internal control system.
 
  
The effectiveness of transactional level controls designed to ensure the proper recording and elimination of inter-company transactions for GAAP reporting purposes, appropriate cut-off procedures, proper tracking of the physical movement of fixed assets and inventory and the maintenance of cash accounts, proper customer invoicing and payments, and accurate recording of accrued liabilities and stock based compensation expense.
 
  
The effectiveness of certain information technology controls regarding inaccurate system generated reports, such as control over the input, calculation, and review of spreadsheet software, user access rights to the software, and changes in and testing to system software and infrastructure technology.
 
 
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A deficiency in internal control over financial reporting exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company's annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. The control deficiencies identified above contributed to the restatements of our condensed consolidated financial statements for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2011, June 30, 2011, and September 30, 2011, and contributed to the delay in filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and should be considered material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting.
 
The deficiencies describe above were identified in connection with the restatements of our financial statements for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2011, June 30, 2011, and September 30, 2011 and the preparation of our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011 and disclosed in the corresponding amended quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q/A and Annual Report on Form 10-K (collectively the "2011 Reports").  As further disclosed in the 2011 Reports and as set forth below, management has taken and continues to take steps to remediate each of the control deficiencies identified above. Notwithstanding the control deficiencies described above, we have performed additional analyses and other procedures to enable management to conclude that our condensed consolidated financial statements included in this report fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition and results of operations as of and for the period ended March 31, 2012.
 
Management's Remediation Plan
 
Following the Audit Committee's independent review, and in response to the deficiencies discussed above, we plan to continue efforts already underway to improve internal control over financial reporting, which include the following:
 
  
We have further enhanced open and timely communication with our independent registered public accounting firm and our Audit Committee in order to ensure the effective review and audit of our accounts. We continue to upgrade, monitor, and evaluate our compliance functions in order to improve control consciousness and minimize errors in financial reporting. We are also focused on improving the education and training of employees involved in the financial reporting process, including with respect to the appropriateness and frequency of communications.
 
  
We have hired a new CFO, a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, and a Corporate Controller. We have also hired a Vice President of Internal Audit, a senior level position reporting to the Audit Committee to oversee a newly established Internal Audit Department. The Department has developed and is implementing an internal audit program which will provide an independent risk-based evaluation of the Company's control environment on an ongoing basis. We have also filled other key accounting positions with qualified personnel and will continue to augment our accounting staff as needed.
 
  
We have restructured the accounting organization in accordance with our new policies and enhanced control environment. We have also enhanced the segregation of duties and certain operational functions within Information Technology, Human Resources, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Accounting, including payroll and treasury. The restructuring resulted in defined review and approval levels by positions.
 
  
We have enhanced our journal entry policy, including a more stringent review and approval process. We have acquired and are implementing new software for recording asset acquisitions movement and disposal, and computing depreciation expense for financial and tax reporting. We have reduced the complexity of the Company's legal entities and have consolidated accounting data bases.  We are implementing an automated process that uploads the trial balances of acquired entities' ERP systems into our corporate ERP system on a monthly basis with a standardized, centrally controlled chart of accounts mapping across the Company. By reducing complexity in this regard, we have also eliminated a significant portion of intercompany transactions.
 
  
We have substantially completed the implementation of the use of hand-held devices by route service and customer facing team members which provides greater transaction level controls over customer invoicing and inventory.
 
Management and our Audit Committee will continue to monitor these remedial measures and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting and our disclosure controls and procedures. Other than as described above, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
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We may be involved in litigation from time to time in the ordinary course of business. We do not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters will have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations. However, the results of these matters cannot be predicted with certainty and we cannot assure you that the ultimate resolution of any legal or administrative proceedings or disputes will not have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
Securities Litigation
 
There have been six shareholder lawsuits filed in federal courts in North Carolina and New York asserting claims relating to the Company's March 28, 2012 announcement regarding the Company's Board conclusion that the Company's previously issued interim financial statements for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011, and the other financial information in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods then ended, should no longer be relied upon and that an internal review by the Company's Audit Committee primarily relating to possible adjustments to the Company's financial statements was ongoing.
 
On March 30, 2012, a purported Company shareholder commenced a putative securities class action on behalf of purchasers and sellers of the Company's common stock in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company, the former President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), and the former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"). The plaintiff asserted claims alleging violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 based on alleged false and misleading disclosures in the Company's public filings. In April and May 2012, four more putative securities class actions were filed by purported Company shareholders in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina against the same set of defendants. The plaintiffs in these cases have asserted claims alleging violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") based on alleged false and misleading disclosures in the Company's public filings. In each of the putative securities class actions, the plaintiffs seek damages for losses suffered by the putative class of investors who purchased Swisher common stock.
 
On May 21, 2012, a shareholder derivative action was brought against the Company's former CEO and CFO and the Company's directors for alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by another purported Company shareholder in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In this derivative action, the plaintiff seeks to recover for the Company damages arising out of a possible restatement of the Company's financial statements.
 
On May 30, 2012, the Company, and its former CEO and former CFO filed a motion with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL Panel") to centralize all of the cases in the Western District of North Carolina by requesting that the actions filed in the Southern District of New York be transferred to the Western District of North Carolina.
 
In light of the motion to centralize the cases in the Western District of North Carolina, the Company, and its former CEO and former CFO requested from both courts a stay of all proceedings pending the MDL Panel's ruling. On June 4, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York adjourned all pending dates in the cases in light of the motion to transfer filed before the MDL Panel. On June 13, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina issued a stay of proceedings pending a ruling by the MDL Panel.
 
On August 13, 2012, the MDL Panel granted the motion to centralize, transferring the actions filed in the Southern District of New York to the Western District of North Carolina. In response, on August 21, 2012, the Western District of North Carolina issued an order governing the practice and procedure in the actions transferred to the Western District of North Carolina as well as the actions originally filed there.
 
On October 18, 2012, the Western District of North Carolina held an Initial Pretrial Conference at which it appointed lead counsel and lead plaintiffs for the securities class actions, and set a schedule for the filing of a consolidated class action complaint and defendant's time to answer or otherwise respond to the consolidated class action complaint. The Western District of North Carolina stayed the derivative action pending the outcome of the securities class actions.
 
 
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Derivative Litigation
 
On April 11, 2012 and May 11, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company received demand letters (the “Demands”) from two of the Company’s purported stockholders.  In general, the Demands ask the Board to undertake an independent investigation into potential violations of Delaware and federal law relating to the Company's March 28, 2012 disclosure that its previously issued financial results for the first, second and third fiscal quarters of 2011 should no longer be relied upon, and to initiate claims against responsible parties and/or implement therapeutic changes as needed.  The Board has not yet made a determination regarding its response to the Demands.
 
Other Related Matter
 
The Company has been contacted by the staff of the Atlanta Regional Office of the SEC and by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina (the "U.S. Attorney's Office") after publicly announcing the Audit Committee's internal review and the delays in filing our periodic reports. The Company has been asked to provide information about these matters on a voluntary basis to the SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office. The Company is fully cooperating with the SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Any action by the SEC, the U.S. Attorney's Office or other government agency could result in criminal or civil sanctions against the Company and/or certain of its current or former officers, directors or employees.
 
 
In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the risk factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which could materially affect our business, financial condition, or future results. There have been no material changes to the risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
 
 
In addition to issuances reported on Current Reports on Form 8-K, we issued the following convertible promissory notes that are convertible into shares of common stock during the quarter ended March 31, 2012:
 
(a)    On February 24, 2012, in connection with the acquisition of the assets and business of Savoy Linen Services, Inc., the Company issued a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 171,428 shares of common stock of the Company;
 
(b)    On February 29, 2012, in connection with the acquisition of certain assets of CMI LV, Inc. (d/b/a Cactus Mats), the Company issued a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 71,429 shares of common stock of the Company; and
 
(c)    On March 21, 2012, in connection with the acquisition of the route operations and certain other assets of CSC OPS, LLC (d/b/a Environmental Biotech), the Company issued a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 77,495 shares of common stock of the Company.
 
No underwriters were involved in any of the issuances of securities described in paragraphs (a) through (c) above, all of which were exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The issuance of the securities described in subparagraphs (a) through (c) above were exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act afforded by Section 4(2) thereof and Regulation D promulgated thereunder, which exception Swisher Hygiene believes is available because the securities were not offered pursuant to a general solicitation and such issuances were otherwise made in compliance with the requirements of Regulation D and Rule 506. The securities issued in these transactions are restricted and may not be resold except pursuant to an effective registration statement filed under the Securities Act or pursuant to a valid exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
 
 
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Exhibit Number
  Description
     
 
Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer.
 
Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer.
 
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.**
 
Certification 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 Taxonomy Extension Schema.***
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase.***
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase.***
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase.***
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase. ***
____________________________
** 
Furnished herewith.
***
Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, these interactive data files are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections
 
 
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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.
 
 
SWISHER HYGIENE INC.
(Registrant)
 
     
Dated: March 10, 2013
By:  
/s/ Thomas C. Byrne
 
   
Thomas C. Byrne 
 
   
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
   
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
 
Dated: March 10, 2013
By:  
/s/ William T. Nanovsky 
 
   
William T. Nanovsky 
 
   
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)  

 
 
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SWISHER HYGIENE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
 
Exhibit Number  
Description
   
 
Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer.
 
Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer.
 
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.**
 
Certification 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 Taxonomy Extension Schema.***
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase.***
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase.***
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase.***
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase. ***
____________________________
** 
Furnished herewith.
***
Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, these interactive data files are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.
 
 
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