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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from                       to                     

 

Commission File No. 000-26408

 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

13-3136104

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

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

incorporation or organization)

 

 

 

4 Industrial Way West, Suite 300, Eatontown, New Jersey 07724

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(732) 389-8950

Registrant’s Telephone Number

 

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 and 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 ☒  No ☐

 

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 ☒  No ☐

 

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

 

Check One:

Large Accelerated Filer ☐

 

Accelerated Filer ☒

 

 

Smaller Reporting Company ☐

Non-Accelerated Filer ☐

 

Emerging Growth Company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   ☐

 

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

There were 4,541,203 outstanding shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share, (“Common Stock”) as of May 4, 2018, not including 743,297 shares classified as treasury stock.    

 

 

 

 


 

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

    

2018

    

2017

    

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

6,994

 

$

5,530

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,228 and $2,102, respectively

 

 

82,019

 

 

76,937

 

Inventory, net

 

 

2,362

 

 

2,794

 

Vendor prepayments

 

 

5,212

 

 

6,837

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

611

 

 

553

 

Total current assets

 

 

97,198

 

 

92,651

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

 

1,758

 

 

1,828

 

Accounts receivable-long-term, net

 

 

7,530

 

 

7,437

 

Other assets

 

 

1,854

 

 

231

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

107

 

 

138

 

 

 

$

108,447

 

$

102,285

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

67,931

 

$

62,792

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

67,931

 

 

62,792

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred rent and tenant allowances

 

 

764

 

 

781

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock, $.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 5,284,500 shares issued: 4,506,203 and 4,454,829 shares outstanding, respectively

 

 

53

 

 

53

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

30,900

 

 

31,257

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 778,297 and 829,671 shares, respectively

 

 

(13,463)

 

 

(14,207)

 

Retained earnings

 

 

23,355

 

 

22,522

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(1,093)

 

 

(913)

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

39,752

 

 

38,712

 

 

 

$

108,447

 

$

102,285

 

 

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

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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

As adjusted

(1)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

40,552

 

$

38,091

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

33,658

 

 

31,332

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

6,894

 

 

6,759

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

 

5,047

 

 

4,967

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

1,847

 

 

1,792

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest, net

 

238

 

 

148

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency transaction gain

 

 2

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

2,087

 

 

1,940

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

489

 

 

621

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

1,598

 

$

1,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income per common share-Basic

$

0.36

 

$

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income per common share-Diluted

$

0.36

 

$

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Basic

 

4,301

 

 

4,343

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Diluted  

 

4,301

 

 

4,343

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid per common share

$

0.17

 

$

0.17

 

(1)

See Note 5 for details on prior period amounts adjusted for the full retrospective adoption of ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.

 

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

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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2018

    

2017

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,598

 

$

1,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

(180)

 

 

132

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

 

 

(180)

 

 

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

1,418

 

$

1,451

 

 

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

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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Paid-In

 

Treasury

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

 

 

 

 

   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Earnings

   

(loss)

   

Total

 

Balance at January 1, 2018

 

5,284,500

 

$

53

 

$

31,257

 

829,671

 

$

(14,207)

 

$

22,522

 

$

(913)

 

$

38,712

 

Net income

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

1,598

 

 

 —

 

 

1,598

 

Translation adjustment

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(180)

 

 

(180)

 

Dividends paid

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(765)

 

 

 —

 

 

(765)

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

349

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

349

 

Restricted stock grants (net of forfeitures) and adjustments

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(706)

 

(60,500)

 

 

871

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

165

 

Treasury shares repurchased

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

9,126

 

 

(127)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(127)

 

Balance at March 31, 2018

 

5,284,500

 

$

53

 

$

30,900

 

778,297

 

$

(13,463)

 

$

23,355

 

$

(1,093)

 

$

39,752

 

 

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

 

 

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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2018

    

2017

    

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,598

 

$

1,319

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

114

 

 

114

 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

31

 

 

(39)

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

349

 

 

347

 

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

10

 

 

-

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(5,342)

 

 

14,752

 

Inventory

 

 

427

 

 

(136)

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(62)

 

 

71

 

Vendor prepayments

 

 

125

 

 

 —

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

5,372

 

 

(16,142)

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

 

(142)

 

 

(113)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

2,480

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows used in investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements

 

 

(67)

 

 

(174)

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(67)

 

 

(174)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows used in financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of treasury stock

 

 

(127)

 

 

(1,726)

 

Dividends paid

 

 

(765)

 

 

(777)

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(892)

 

 

(2,503)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash

 

 

(57)

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

1,464

 

 

(2,434)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

5,530

 

 

13,524

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

6,994

 

$

11,090

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplementary disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

56

 

$

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2018

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

 

1.           Basis of Presentation:

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”), have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete audited financial statements.

 

The preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an on-going basis, the Company evaluates its estimates, including those related to product returns, bad debts, inventories, intangible assets, income taxes, stock-based compensation, evaluation of performance obligations and allocation of revenue to distinct items, contingencies and litigation. The Company bases its estimates on its historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. In the opinion of the Company’s management, all adjustments that are of a normal recurring nature, considered necessary for fair presentation, have been included in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements. The Company’s actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The unaudited condensed consolidated statements of earnings for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

Effective January 1, 2018 we adopted the requirements of Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, No. 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with customers, or Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 606 using the full retrospective method, as discussed in detail in Note 5.  All amounts and disclosures set forth in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q have been updated to comply with ASC 606, as indicated by the “as adjusted” footnote.

 

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications and immaterial revisions have been made to the prior period financial statements to conform to the current-year presentation.

 

Earnings per share two class method

 

Earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were recalculated and restated using the two class method and presented on a comparable basis with the same periods in 2018. In 2017 the Company determined it should be reporting earnings per share using the two-class method in accordance with ASC 260-10-45-60, which treats unvested restricted shares granted under our 2012 Stock-Based Compensation Plan that are entitled to receive non-forfeitable dividends as participating securities. While the Company has determined the impact of applying the two-class method does not have a material impact on previously issued financial statements, it is appropriate to recalculate and restate amounts presented on a comparative and consistent basis with current period results. The table below summarizes previously reported and restated amounts on a comparative basis. Footnote 9, Earnings Per Share provides more detail on the two-class method calculation.

 

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Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2017

As Previously Reported:

 

 

 

 

Income per common share - Basic

 

$

0.30

 

Income per common share - Diluted

 

$

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic

 

 

4,343

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted

 

 

4,359

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Restated:

 

 

 

 

Income per common share - Basic

 

$

0.29

 

Income per common share - Diluted

 

$

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic

 

 

4,343

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted

 

 

4,343

 

 

 

 

2.           Recently issued accounting standards:

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, superseding the previous revenue recognition requirements, along with most existing industry-specific guidance. In March, April, May and December 2016, the FASB issued additional updates to the new accounting standard which provide supplemental adoption guidance and clarifications. The guidance requires an entity to review contracts in five steps: 1) identify the contract, 2) identify performance obligations, 3) determine the transaction price, 4) allocate the transaction price, and 5) recognize revenue in order to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The new standard also requires enhanced disclosures regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue arising from contracts with customers. The Company adopted the new standard on January 1, 2018, using the full retrospective method which required us to restate our historical financial information to reflect the adoption as of the earliest reporting period presented. The most significant impact of adopting the standard relates to the determination of whether the Company is acting as a principal or an agent in the sale of third party security software and software that is highly interdependent with support, as well as maintenance, support and other services. See Footnote 5 (Revenue Recognition).

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases ("ASU 2016-02"). ASU 2016-02 supersedes the lease guidance under FASB ASC Topic 840, Leases, resulting in the creation of FASB ASC Topic 842, Leases. ASU 2016-02 requires a lessee to recognize in the statement of financial position a liability to make lease payments and a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset for the lease term. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating leases with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the statement of earnings.  This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of adopting ASU 2016-02 on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326) ("ASU No. 2016-13"). ASU No. 2016-13 revises the methodology for measuring credit losses on financial instruments and the timing of when such losses are recorded. ASU No. 2016-13 is effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2020, with early adoption permitted, and is to be applied using a modified retrospective approach. The Company is currently evaluating the potential effects of adopting the provisions of ASU No. 2016-13 on its consolidated financial statements, particularly its recognition of allowances for accounts receivable.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (“ASU 2016-15”) which reduces diversity in practice in how certain transactions are classified in the statement of cash flows. The new standard  is effective

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for the Company beginning with the first quarter of 2018. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory.” This amendment is intended to improve accounting for the income tax consequences of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. In accordance with this guidance, an entity should recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. The ASU is effective for the Company beginning in fiscal 2019. Early adoption is permitted in fiscal 2018 with modified retrospective application. The Company is continuing to evaluate the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, “Scope of Modification Accounting”, to reduce diversity in practice and provide clarity regarding existing guidance in ASC 718, “Stock Compensation”. The amendments in this updated guidance clarify that an entity should apply modification accounting in response to a change in the terms and conditions of an entity’s share-based payment awards unless three newly specified criteria are met. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. The new guidance was effective for the Company on a prospective basis beginning on January 1, 2018 and did not impact the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements as it is not the Company’s practice to change either the terms or conditions of stock-based payment awards once they are granted.

In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815) – Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, which improves the financial reporting of hedging relationships to better portray the economic results of an entity’s risk management activities in its financial statements. The amendments in this update also make certain targeted improvements to simplify the application of the hedge accounting guidance in current U.S. GAAP. ASU No. 2017-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years; the ASU allows for early adoption in any interim period after issuance of the update. The Company is currently assessing the impact this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, “Income Statement - Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income” (“ASU 2018-02”), which permits the reclassification of stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA” or “U.S. tax reform”) from Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to Retained earnings. This new guidance is effective for the Company beginning on January 1, 2019 with early adoption permitted and must be applied either in the period of adoption or retrospectively to periods in which the effects of the TCJA are recognized. The Company is continuing to evaluate the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

3.           Foreign Currency Translation:

 

Assets and liabilities of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries have been translated using the end of the reporting period exchange rates, and related revenues and expenses have been translated at average rates of exchange in effect during the period.  Foreign currency transaction gains and losses are recorded as income or expenses as amounts are settled.

The net sales from our foreign operations for the first quarter of 2018 were $5.4 million as compared to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2017.  

 

4.           Comprehensive Income:

 

Cumulative translation adjustments have been classified within accumulated other comprehensive loss, which is a separate component of stockholders’ equity in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 220, “Comprehensive Income.”

 

5.         Revenue Recognition:

 

Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted ASC 606 using the full retrospective method, which requires us to restate our historical financial information to reflect the adoption as of the earliest reporting period presented. There was no adjustment to equity as a result of the adoption. The most significant impact of adopting the standard relates to the determination of whether the Company is acting as a principal or an agent in the sale of third party security software and software that is highly interdependent with support, as well as maintenance, support and other services. Historically, under the transfer of risk and rewards model of revenue recognition, the Company has accounted for primarily all of its sales on a gross basis. The new guidance requires the Company to identify performance obligations and assess transfer of control.

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While assessing its performance obligations for sales of security software and software subscriptions that are highly interdependent with support, the Company determined that the vendor has ongoing performance obligations with the end customer that are not separately identifiable from the software itself. The Company also determined that the vendor has ongoing performance obligation for sales of certain third-party maintenance, support and service contracts. In these instances, the Company has determined that it does not have control and is acting as an agent in the sale. When acting as an agent in a transaction, the Company accounts for sales on a net basis, with the vendor cost associated with the sale recognized as a reduction of revenue.

ASC 606 Adoption Impact to Previously Reported Results

The tables below present historical information adjusted as if the standard had been adopted on January 1, 2017 for all periods presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2017

 

 

As

 

 Impact

 

As

 

 

Reported

 

of Adoption

 

 

Adjusted

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Net sales

 

$

112,796

 

$

(74,705)

 

$

38,091

        Cost of sales

 

 

106,037

 

 

(74,705)

 

 

31,332

        Gross profit

 

$

6,759

 

$

 —

 

$

6,759

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months Ended March 31, 2017

 

 

As

 

 Impact

 

As

 

 

Reported

 

of Adoption

 

 

Adjusted

Lifeboat Distribution Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Net sales

 

$

104,483

 

$

  (70,649)

 

$

33,834

        Cost of sales

 

 

98,640

 

 

(70,649)

 

 

27,991

        Gross profit

 

$

5,843

 

$

 —

 

$

5,843

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TechXtend Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Net sales

 

$

8,313

 

$

(4,056)

 

$

4,257

       Cost of sales

 

 

7,397

 

 

(4,056)

 

 

3,341

       Gross profit

 

$

916

 

$

 —

 

$

916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The core principle of ASC 606 is to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This principle is achieved through applying the following five-step approach:

Identification of the contract, or contracts, with a customer — A contract with a customer exists when (i) we enter into an enforceable contract with a customer that defines each party’s rights regarding the goods or services to be transferred and identifies the payment terms related to these goods or services, (ii) the contract has commercial substance and, (iii) we determine that collection of substantially all consideration for goods or services that are transferred is probable based on the customer’s intent and ability to pay the promised consideration. We apply judgment in determining the customer’s ability and intention to pay, which is based on a variety of factors including the customer’s historical payment experience or, in the case of a new customer, published credit and financial information pertaining to the customer. The Company considers customer purchase orders, which in some cases are governed by master agreements or general terms and conditions of sale, to be contracts with customers. All revenue is generated from contracts with customers.

Identification of the performance obligations in the contract — Performance obligations promised in a contract are identified based on the goods or services that will be transferred to the customer that are capable of being distinct, whereby the customer can benefit from the goods or service either on its own or together with other resources that are readily available from third parties or from us, and are distinct in the context of the contract, whereby the transfer of the goods or services is

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separately identifiable from other promises in the contract. To the extent a contract includes multiple promised goods or services, we apply judgment to determine whether promised goods or services are capable of being distinct in the context of the contract. If these criteria are not met the promised goods or services are accounted for as a combined performance obligation.

Determination of the transaction price —The transaction price is determined based on the consideration to which we will be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to the customer. Net sales are recorded net of estimated discounts, rebates, and returns.  Vendor rebates and price protection are recorded when earned as a reduction to cost of sales or merchandise inventory, as applicable. Cooperative reimbursements from vendors, which are earned and available, are recorded in the period the related advertising expenditure is incurred. Cooperative reimbursements are recorded as a reduction of cost of sales.

Allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract — If the contract contains a single performance obligation, the entire transaction price is allocated to the single performance obligation. Contracts that contain multiple performance obligations require an allocation of the transaction price to each performance obligation based on a relative standalone selling price, or SSP, basis. We determine standalone SSP based on the price at which the performance obligation is sold separately. If the standalone selling price is not observable through established standard prices, we use judgement and estimate the standalone selling price taking into account available information such as market pricing and pricing related to similar products. Contracts with a significant financing component are discounted to their present value at contract inception and accreted up to the expected payment amounts. These contracts generally offer customers extended payment terms of up to three years.

Recognition of revenue when, or as, we satisfy a performance obligation —  The Company recognizes revenue when its performance obligations are complete, and control of the specified goods or services pass to the customer. The Company considers the following indicators in determining when control passes to the customer: (i) the Company has a right to payment for the product or service (ii) the customer has legal title to the product, (iii) the Company has transferred physical possession of the product (iv) the Customer has the significant risk and rewards of ownership of the product and (v) the customer has accepted the product. Substantially all our performance obligations are satisfied at a point in time, as our obligation is to deliver a product or fulfill an order for a third party to deliver ongoing services, maintenance or support.

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

    

We generate revenue from the re-sale of third party software licenses, subscriptions, hardware, and related service contracts. Finance fees related to sales are classified as interest income. The following table depicts the disaggregation of revenue according to revenue type and is consistent with how we evaluate our financial performance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales

Three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

2018

 

2017

Hardware and software product

 

$

35,862

 

$

33,930

Software - security & highly interdependent with support

 

 

2,103

 

 

1,551

Maintenance, support & other services

 

 

2,587

 

 

2,610

Net sales

 

$

40,552

 

$

38,091

 

Hardware and software product - Hardware product consists of sales of hardware manufactured by third parties. Hardware product is delivered from our warehouse or drop shipped directly from the vendor. Revenue from our hardware products is recognized on a gross basis, with the selling price to the customer as net sales, and the cost of the related product as cost of sales, upon transfer of title and risk of loss to the customer, as the Company is acting a principal in the transaction.

 

Software product consists of sales of perpetual and term software licenses for products developed by third party vendors, which are distinct from related maintenance and support. Software licenses are delivered via electronic license keys provided by the vendor to the end user. Revenue from the sale of software products is recognized on a gross basis, with the selling price to the customer as net sales, and the cost of the related product as cost of sales, upon transfer of control to our customers as the Company is a principal in the transaction. Control is deemed to have passed to the customer when they acquire the right to use or copy the software under license as substantially all product functionality is available to the customer at the time of sale.

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Software maintenance and support, commonly known as software assurance or post contract support, consists of software updates and technical support provided by the software vendor to the licensor over a period of time. In cases where the software maintenance is distinct from the related software license, software maintenance is accounted for as a separate performance obligation. In cases where the software maintenance is not distinct from the related software license, it is accounted for as a single performance obligation with the related license. We utilize judgement in determining whether the maintenance is distinct from the software itself. This involves considering if the software provides its original intended functionality without the updates, or is dependent on frequent, or continuous updates to maintain its functionality. See Allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract for a discussion of the allocation of maintenance and support costs when they are distinct from the related software licenses and Software - security and highly interdependent with support for a discussion of maintenance and support costs when they are not distinct from the related software license.

 

Software - security and highly interdependent with support - Software - security software and software highly interdependent with support consists of sales of security subscriptions and other licensed software products whose functionality is highly interdependent with, and therefore not distinct from, related software maintenance. Delivery of the software license and related support over time is considered a single performance obligation of the third-party vendor for these products. The Company is an agent in these transactions, with revenue being recorded on a net basis when its performance obligation of processing a valid order between the supplier and customer contracting for the services is complete.

 

Maintenance, support and other services revenue - Maintenance, support and other services revenue consists of third-party post-contract support that is not critical or essential to the core functionality of the related licensed software, and, to a lesser extent, from third-party professional services, software as a service, and cloud subscriptions. Revenue from maintenance, support and other service revenues is recognized on a net basis, upon fulfillment of an order to the customer, as the Company is an agent in the transaction, and its performance obligations are complete at the time a valid order between the parties is processed.

Costs to obtain and fulfill a contract - We pay commissions and related payroll taxes  to sales personnel when customers are invoiced. These costs are recorded as selling general and administrative expenses in the period earned as all of our performance obligations are complete within a short window of processing the order.

 

Contract balances -  Accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount, net of an allowance for doubtful accounts and returns. A receivable is recognized in the period we deliver goods or provide services or when our right to consideration is unconditional. Payment terms on invoiced amounts are typically 30-75 days.  The balance of accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts and returns, as of December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2018 is presented in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. Accounts receivable-long-term result from product sales with extended payment terms that are discounted to their present values at the Company’s estimates of prevailing market rates at the time of the sale. The Company has determined that these amounts do not represent variable consideration as the amount earned is fixed. In subsequent periods, the accounts receivable are increased to the amounts due and payable by the customers through the accretion of interest income on the unpaid accounts receivable due in future years. The amounts due under these long-term accounts receivable due within one year are reclassified to the current portion of accounts receivable and are shown net of reserves. As our revenues are generally recognized at a point in time in the same period as they are billed, we have no deferred revenue balances. Provisions for doubtful accounts including long-term accounts receivable and returns are estimated based on historical write offs, sales returns and credit memo analysis which are adjusted to actual on a periodic basis.

 

Principal versus agent considerations – The Company determines whether it is acting as a principal or agent in a transaction by assessing whether it controls a good or service prior to it being transferred to a customer, with control being defined as having the ability to direct the use of and obtain the benefits from the asset. The Company considers the following indicators, among others,  in making the determination: 1) the Company is primarily responsible for fulfilling the promise to provide the promised good or service, 2) the Company has inventory risk, before or after the specified good or service has been transferred to the customer, 3) the Company has discretion in establishing price for the specified good or service. Generally, we conclude that we are a principal in transactions where software or hardware products containing their core functionality are delivered to the customer at the time of sale and are agents in transactions where we are arranging for the provision of future performance obligations by a third party. As we enter into distribution agreements with third-party service providers, we evaluate whether we are acting as a principal or agent for each product sold under

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the agreement based on the nature of the product or service, and our performance obligations. Products for which there are significant ongoing third-party performance obligations include software maintenance, which includes periodic software updates and support, security software that is highly interdependent with maintenance, software as a service, cloud and third party professional services. Sales of hardware and software products where we are a principal are recorded on a gross basis with the selling price to the customer recorded as sales and the cost of the product or software recorded as cost of sales. Sales where we are acting as an agent are recognized on a net basis at the date our performance obligations are complete. Under net revenue recognition, the cost paid to the vendor or third-party service provider is recorded as a reduction to sales, resulting in revenue being equal to the gross profit on the transaction.

 

6.            Fair Value:

 

The carrying amounts of financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximated fair value at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 because of the relative short maturity of these instruments. The Company’s accounts receivable long-term is discounted to their present value at estimated prevailing market rates at the date of sale so the balances approximate fair value.

 

7.             Balance Sheet Detail:

 

Equipment and leasehold improvements consist of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2018

    

2017

 

Equipment

 

$

1,993

 

$

1,988

 

Leasehold improvements

 

 

1,333

 

 

1,335

 

 

 

 

3,326

 

 

3,323

 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

(1,568)

 

 

(1,495)

 

 

 

$

1,758

 

$

1,828

 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company recorded depreciation and amortization expense of $0.1 million and $0.1 million respectively, which is included in general and administrative expense.

 

Accounts receivable – long term, net consist of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2018

    

2017

Total amount due from customer

 

$

19,581

 

$

20,886

Less discount

 

 

(839)

 

 

(912)

Less current portion included in accounts receivable, current

 

 

(11,212)

 

 

(12,537)

 

 

$

7,530

 

$

7,437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses consist of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2018

    

2017

    

Trade accounts payable

 

$

64,752

 

$

58,910

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

3,179

 

 

3,882

 

 

 

$

67,931

 

$

62,792

 

 

 

8.            Credit Facility:

 

On November 15, 2017, the Company entered into a $20,000,000 revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) pursuant to a Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”), Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Loan Note (the “Note”), Second Amended and Restated Security Agreement (the “Security Agreement”) and Second Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement (the “Pledge Agreement”).  The Credit Facility, which will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, matures on August 31, 2020, at which time the Company must pay all outstanding principal of all outstanding

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loans plus all accrued and unpaid interest, and any, fees, costs and expenses. In addition, the Company will pay regular monthly payments of all accrued and unpaid interest.  The interest rate for any borrowings under the Credit Facility is subject to change from time to time based on the changes in the LIBOR Rate, as defined in the Loan Agreement (the “Index”).  The Index was 1.88% at March 31, 2018. Interest on the unpaid principal balance of the Note will be calculated using a rate of 1.50 percentage points over the Index.  If the Index becomes unavailable during the term of the Credit Facility, interest will be based upon the Prime Rate (as defined in the Loan Agreement) after notifying the Company.  The Credit Facility is secured by the assets of the Company.

 

Among other affirmative covenants set forth in the Loan Agreement, the Company must maintain (i) a minimum Debt Service Coverage Ratio (as defined in the Loan Agreement) of not less than 2.0 to 1.0, (ii) a maximum Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Loan Agreement) of at least 2.5 to 1.0, and (iii) a minimum Collateral Coverage Ratio (as defined in the Loan Agreement) of not less than 1.5 to 1.0.  Additionally, the Loan Agreement contains negative covenants prohibiting, among other things, the creation of certain liens, the alteration of the nature or character of the Company’s business, and transactions with the Company’s shareholders, directors, officers, subsidiaries and/or affiliates other than with respect to (i) the repurchase of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company from the stockholders of the Company  or (ii) the declaration and payment of dividends to the stockholders of the Company.

 

At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Facility. 

 

9.            Earnings Per Share:

 

Our basic and diluted earnings per share are computed using the two-class method. The two-class method is an earnings allocation that determines net income per share for each class of common stock and participating securities according to their participation rights in dividends and undistributed earnings or losses. Non-vested restricted stock awards that include non-forfeitable rights to dividends are considered participating securities. Per share amounts are computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average shares outstanding during each period. Diluted and basic earnings per share are the same because the restricted shares are the only potentially dilutive security.

 

A reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted per share computations follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2018

    

2017

    

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,598

 

$

1,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less distributed and undistributed income allocated to participating securities

 

 

67

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders

 

 

1,531

 

 

1,257

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares (Basic)

 

 

4,301

 

 

4,343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares including assumed conversions (Diluted)

 

 

4,301

 

 

4,343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per share -restated

 

$

0.36

 

$

0.29

 

Diluted net income per share-restated

 

$

0.36

 

$

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.        Major Customers and Vendors:

 

The Company had two major vendors that accounted for 31.7% and 14.7%, respectively, of total purchases during the three months ended March 31, 2018. The Company had two major vendors that accounted for 30.8% and 13.4%, respectively, of total purchases during the three months ended March 31, 2017. The Company had two major customers that accounted for 25.9% and 18.2%, respectively, of its net sales during the three months ended March 31, 2018. These

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same customers accounted for 34.6% and 13.5% respectively, of total net accounts receivable as of March 31, 2018. The Company had two major customers that accounted for 20.4% and 19.1%, respectively, of its net sales during the three months ended March 31, 2017.

 

11.          Income Tax:

 

The Company has analyzed filing positions in all of the federal and state jurisdictions where it is required to file income tax returns, as well as all open tax years in these jurisdictions. The Company has recorded an accrual of $0.4 million, net of federal tax benefit, for potential liabilities for state income taxes in states which have enacted economic nexus statutes and the Company has not filed income tax returns.  The Company’s policy is to recognize interest related to unrecognized tax benefits as interest expense and penalties as operating expenses. The Company believes that it has appropriate support for the income tax positions it takes and expects to take on its tax returns, and that its accruals for tax liabilities are adequate for all open years based on an assessment of many factors including past experience and interpretations of tax law applied to the facts of each matter.

 

The TCJA was enacted on December 22, 2017 and introduced significant changes to the U.S. income tax law.  Effective in 2018, the TCJA reduces U.S. statutory tax rates from 34% to 21%. Accordingly, we remeasured our deferred taxes as of December 31, 2017 to reflect the reduced rate that will apply in future periods when these deferred taxes are settled or realized.

 

Due to the timing of the enactment and the complexity involved in applying the provisions of the TCJA we have made reasonable estimates of the effects and recorded provisional amounts in our financial statements as of March 31, 2018.  As we collect and prepare necessary data and interpret the TCJA and any additional guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service, and other standard-setting bodies, we may make adjustments to the provisional amounts.  Those adjustments may materially impact our provision for income taxes and effective tax rate in the period in which adjustments are made.  The accounting for the tax effects of the TCJA will be completed in 2018.

 

The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was 23.4%, compared to 32.0% for the same period last year. The decrease in the effective tax rate is primarily due to the change in the federal tax rate due to the TCJA which reduced the statutory rate from 34% to 21%.

 

12.         Stockholders’ Equity and Stock Based Compensation:

 

The 2012 Stock-Based Compensation Plan (the “2012 Plan”) authorizes the grant of Stock Options, Stock Units, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock, Deferred Stock, Stock Bonuses and other equity-based awards. The total number of shares of Common Stock initially available for award under the 2012 Plan was 600,000. As of March 31, 2018, the number of shares of Common stock available for future award grants to employees, officers and directors under the 2012 Plan is 185,346.

 

During 2017, the Company granted a total of 87,076 shares of Restricted Stock to officers and employees. These shares of Restricted Stock vest between twelve and twenty equal quarterly installments.  In 2017, a total of 22,694 shares of Restricted Stock were forfeited as a result of officers and employees terminating employment with the Company.

 

During 2018, the Company granted a total of 60,500 shares of Restricted Stock to officers and employees. These shares of Restricted Stock vest between sixteen and twenty equal quarterly installments. 

 

A summary of nonvested shares of Restricted Stock awards outstanding under the Company’s the 2012 Plan as of March  31, 2018, and changes during the three months then ended is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Date

 

 

 

Shares

 

Fair Value

 

Nonvested shares at January 1, 2018

 

161,818

 

$

15.98

 

Granted in 2018

 

60,500

 

 

16.29

 

Vested in 2018

 

(23,109)

 

 

15.14

 

Forfeited in 2018

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Nonvested shares at March 31, 2018

 

199,209

 

$

15.34

 

 

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As of March 31, 2018, there is approximately $3.1 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested share-based compensation arrangements. The unrecognized compensation cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.8  years.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company recognized share-based compensation cost of $0.3 million and $0.3 million respectively, which is included in the Company’s general and administrative expense.

 

13.          Segment Information:

 

FASB ASC Topic 280, “Segment Reporting,” requires that public companies report profits and losses and certain other information on their “reportable operating segments” in their annual and interim financial statements. The internal organization used by the public company’s Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM) to assess performance and allocate resources determines the basis for reportable operating segments. The Company’s CODM is the Chief Executive Officer.

 

The Company is organized into two reportable operating segments.  The “Lifeboat Distribution” segment distributes technical software to corporate resellers, value added resellers (VARs), consultants and systems integrators worldwide.  The “TechXtend” segment is a value-added reseller of software, hardware and services for corporations, government organizations and academic institutions in the United States and Canada.

 

As permitted by FASB ASC Topic 280, the Company has utilized the aggregation criteria in combining its operations in Canada with the domestic segments as the Canadian operations provide the same products and services to similar clients and are considered together when the Company’s CODM decides how to allocate resources.

 

Segment income is based on segment revenue less the respective segment’s cost of revenues as well as segment direct costs (including such items as payroll costs and payroll related costs, such as profit sharing, incentive awards and insurance) and excluding general and administrative expenses not attributed to an individual segment business unit. The Company only identifies accounts receivable and inventory by segment as shown below as “Selected Assets” by segment; it does not allocate its other assets, including capital expenditures by segment.

 

The following segment reporting information of the Company is provided:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

(As adjusted

see -Note 5)

 

    

2018

    

2017

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeboat Distribution

 

$

36,838

 

$

33,834

TechXtend

 

 

3,714

 

 

4,257

 

 

 

40,552

 

 

38,091

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeboat Distribution

 

$

6,184

 

$

5,843

TechXtend

 

 

710

 

 

916

 

 

 

6,894

 

 

6,759

Direct Costs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeboat Distribution

 

$

2,035

 

$

2,107

TechXtend

 

 

400

 

 

472

 

 

 

2,435

 

 

2,579

Segment Income Before Taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeboat Distribution

 

$

4,149

 

$

3,736

TechXtend

 

 

310

 

 

444

Segment Income Before Taxes

 

 

4,459

 

 

4,180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

$

2,612

 

$

2,388

Interest, net

 

 

238

 

 

148

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 2

 

 

 —

Income before taxes

 

$

2,087

 

$

1,940

 

 

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As of 

    

As of 

    

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

Selected Assets By Segment:

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeboat Distribution

 

$

82,058

 

$

72,806

 

TechXtend

 

 

15,856

 

 

21,200

 

Segment Select Assets

 

 

97,914

 

 

94,006

 

Corporate Assets

 

 

10,533

 

 

8,279

 

Total Assets

 

$

108,447

 

$

102,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

Three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

2018

 

2017

Lifeboat Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware and software product

 

$

32,423

 

$

30,111

Software - security & highly interdependent with support

 

 

2,086

 

 

1,503

Maintenance, support & other services

 

 

2,329

 

 

2,220

Net Sales

 

$

36,838

 

$

33,834

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TechXtend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware and software product

 

$

3,439

 

$

3,819

Software - security & highly interdependent with support

 

 

17

 

 

48

Maintenance, support & other services

 

 

258

 

 

390

Net Sales

 

$

3,714

 

$

4,257

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of risk and uncertainties, including those set forth under the heading “Forward Looking Statements” and elsewhere in this report and those set forth in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in this report and the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Overview

 

We distribute software and hardware developed by others through resellers indirectly to customers worldwide. We also resell computer software and hardware developed by others to customers in the USA and Canada. In addition, we operate a sales branch in Europe to serve our customers in this region of the world. We offer an extensive line of products from leading publishers of software and tools for virtualization/cloud computing, security, networking, storage and infrastructure management, application lifecycle management and other technically sophisticated domains as well as computer hardware. We market these products through creative marketing communications, including our web sites, local and on-line seminars, webinars, social media, direct e-mail, and printed materials.

 

The Company is organized into two reportable operating segments.  The “Lifeboat Distribution” segment distributes technical software to corporate resellers, value added resellers (VARs), consultants and systems integrators

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worldwide.  The “TechXtend” segment is a value-added reseller of software, hardware and services for corporations, government organizations and academic institutions in the USA and Canada.

 

Factors Influencing Our Financial Results

 

We derive the majority of our net sales though the sale of third party software licenses, maintenance and service agreements. In our Lifeboat distribution segment, sales are impacted by the number of product lines we distribute, and sales penetration of those products into the reseller channel. In our TechXtend segment sales are generally driven by sales force effectiveness and success in providing superior customer service, competitive pricing, and flexible payment solutions to our customers. Our sales are also impacted by external factors such as levels of IT spending and customer demand for products we distribute.

 

We sell in a competitive environment where gross product margins have historically declined due to competition and changes in product mix towards products where no delivery of a physical product is required. To date, we have been able to implement cost efficiencies such as the use of drop shipments, electronic ordering (“EDI”) and other capabilities to be able to operate our business profitably as gross margins have declined.

 

Selling general and administrative expenses are comprised mainly of employee salaries, commissions and other employee related expenses, facility costs, costs to maintain our IT infrastructure, public company compliance costs and professional fees. We monitor our level of accounts payable, inventory turnover and accounts receivable turnover which are measures of how efficiently we utilize capital in our business.

 

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

 

Dividend Policy and Share Repurchase Program. Historically we have sought to return value to investors through the payment of quarterly dividends and share repurchases. Total dividends paid and shares repurchased were $0.8 and $0.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, respectively, and $0.8 million and $1.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, respectively. The payment of future dividends and share repurchases is at the discretion of our Board of Directors and dependent on results of operations, projected capital requirements and other factors the Board of Directors may find relevant.

 

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

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Statements in this report regarding future events or conditions, including but not limited to statements regarding industry prospects and the Company’s expected financial position, results of operations, business and financing plans, are forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” and “continue” or similar words.

 

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Substantial risks and uncertainties unknown at this time could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements,

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including, but not limited to, the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, product mix, market conditions, competitive pricing pressures, contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs, including vendor rebates and discounts, as well as factors that affect the software industry in general and other factors generally. We strongly urge current and prospective investors to carefully consider the cautionary statements and risk factors contained in this report and our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Financial Overview

 

Net sales increased 6%, or $2.5 million, to $40.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to $38.1 million for the same period in 2017. Gross profit increased 2%, or $0.1 million, to $6.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to $6.8 million in the prior year. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased 2%, or $0.1 million, to $5.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to the same period last year.  Net income increased 21%, or $0.3 million, to $1.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to $1.3 million in the same period last year. Income per share-diluted increased 23% to $0.36 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to $0.29 for the same period in 2017, partially due to the decrease in weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Management’s discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations are based upon the Company’s consolidated financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with US GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.

 

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

 

The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

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

 

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