10-K 1 f10k_091214.htm FORM 10-K f10k_091214.htm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

[x] ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014

or

[ ] TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number 0-22773
NETSOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)
 
 NEVADA  95-4627685
 (State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
 incorporation or organization) Identification Number)
 
24025 Park Sorrento, Suite 410,
Calabasas, CA 91302
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(818) 222-9195
(Issuer's telephone number including area code)

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The aggregate market value of the Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $47,940,533 based upon the closing price of the stock as reported on NASDAQ Capital Market ($5.83 per share) on December 31, 2013, the last business day of the registrant’s second quarter.  As of September 5, 2014, there were 9,179,615 shares of common stock outstanding and no shares of its Preferred Stock issued and outstanding.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS AND CROSS REFERENCE SHEET
 
PART I
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PART II
     
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PART III
     
     
PART IV
     

 
 

 
NOTE ABOUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to the development of the Company's products and services and future operation results, including statements regarding the Company that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," variations of such words, and similar expressions, identify forward looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward looking.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.  Factors that could affect the Company's actual results include the progress and costs of the development of products and services and the timing of the market acceptance. Forward looking statements may appear throughout this report, including without limitation, the following sections: Item 1 “Business,” and Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”  We undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.  Given these risk and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

As used herein, “NetSol,” “we”, “our,” and similar terms include NetSol Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

PART 1

ITEM 1 - BUSINESS

GENERAL

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NTWK) is a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions. We believe that our solutions constitute mission critical applications for its clients, as they encapsulate end-to-end business processes, facilitating faster processing and increased transactions.

The Company’s primary source of revenue is the licensing, customization, enhancement and maintenance of its suite of financial applications under the brand name NFS™ (NetSol Financial Suite) and NFS AscentTM for leading businesses in the global lease and finance industry.

NetSol’s clients include Dow-Jones 30 Industrials and Fortune 500 manufacturers and financial institutions, global vehicle manufacturers, and enterprise technology providers, all of which are serviced by NetSol delivery locations around the globe.

Founded in 1997, NetSol is headquartered in Calabasas, California. While the Company follows a global strategy for sales and delivery of its portfolio of solutions and services, it continues to maintain regional offices in the following locations:
 
 
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North America
San Francisco Bay Area
 
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Europe
London Metropolitan area
 
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Asia Pacific
Lahore, Bangkok, Beijing and Sydney
 
The Company continues to maintain services, solutions and/or sales specific offices in the USA, England, Pakistan, Thailand, China, Australia and Japan.

 
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OUR BUSINESS
 
Company Business Model

Success in a competitive and mature marketplace draws to a large extent from how a company manages its available resources to create a distinctive advantage for itself and unique value for its customers. NetSol has been able to leverage an effective business model based on a combination of cost arbitrage, subject matter expertise, domain experience, scalability and proximity with its global and regional customers.

Niche Market Focus

By specializing in dynamic leasing and financing solutions, we have gained footholds in several global locations and a market leading position in the captive auto-finance segment in Asia Pacific.

Subject Matter Expertise

NetSol’s dual expertise in enterprise technology implementation and financial application development has helped it emerge as a global contender in the lease and finance industry, and secure a broad footprint across Asia Pacific and a strengthening presence in North America and Europe. We have been able to develop and leverage this expertise in Asia Pacific through organic growth in the fast developing leasing automation industry, which is still nascent by Western standards.

Domain Experience

NetSol has a strong presence in the captive auto-finance domain, especially in Asia Pacific. In China, we have been able to secure leading auto finance companies as customers. With a collective experience of almost two decades in Asia Pacific and over three decades in North America and Europe (through its acquisitions), NetSol is one of a few global competitors in this niche industry.

Proximity with Global and Regional Customers

The Company has offices across the world, located strategically to maintain close contact and proximity with its customers in various key markets. It has helped in strengthening customer relationships and building a deeper understanding of local market dynamics. Simultaneously, the Company is able to extend services and even development support through a combination of local/onsite and central/off-site resources, using its time tested BestShoring® approach. This approach allows the Company to offer blended rates to its customers by employing a unique and cost effective global development model. For its customers, it ensures that “BestShoring® delivers BestSolution™”.

While our business model is built around the development, implementation and maintenance of our suite of financial applications, under NFS™, NetSol has employed the same facilities and competencies to extend its offerings into related segments, including:
 
 
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IT consulting & services
 
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business intelligence
 
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information security
 
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independent system review
 
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outsourcing services and software process improvement consulting
 
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maintenance and support of existing systems
 
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project management.
 
Our global operation is broken down into three regions: North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. All of the subsidiaries are seamlessly integrated to function effectively with global delivery capabilities, cross selling to multinational captives’ finance companies, centralized marketing organization and a network of employees connected across the globe to support local and global customers and partners.

 
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Our Solutions

NetSol Financial Suite™

NetSol’s offerings include its flagship global solution, NFS™. A robust suite of five software applications, it is an end-to-end solution for the lease and finance industry covering the complete leasing and finance cycle starting from quotation origination through end of contract transactions. The five software applications under NFS™ have been designed and developed for a highly flexible setting and are capable of dealing with multinational, multi-company, multi-asset, multi-lingual, multi-distributor and multi-manufacturer environments.  Each application is a complete system in itself and can be used independently to address specific sub-domains of the leasing/financing cycle.  When used together, they fully automate the entire leasing/financing cycle for any size company including those with multi-billion dollar portfolios.

On October 24, 2013, we announced the introduction and global release of NFS Ascent™, the Company’s next generation platform, offering a technologically advanced solution for the auto and equipment finance and leasing industry. NFS Ascent’s™ architecture and user interfaces were designed based on the Company’s collective experience with global Fortune 500 companies over the past 30 years.  The platform’s framework allows auto captive and asset finance companies to rapidly transform legacy driven technology into a state-of-the-art IT and business process environment.  At the core of the NFS Ascent™ platform is a lease accounting and contract processing engine, which allows for an array of interest calculation methods, as well as robust accounting of multi-billion dollar lease portfolios under various generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as well as international financial reporting standards (IFRS).  NFS Ascent™, with its distributed and clustered deployment across parallel application and high volume data servers, enables finance companies to process voluminous data in a hyper speed environment.
 
NFS Ascent™ has been developed using the latest tools and technologies and its n-tier SOA architecture allows the system to dramatically improve a myriad of areas including, but not limited to, scalability, performance, fault tolerance and security. We believe that the transition from NFS™ to NFS Ascent™ allows:

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Improvement in overall productivity throughout the delivery organization:
 
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The new architecture and design of the system allows the delivery team to deliver more with less, thus potentially increasing the delivery of more projects in any given financial year.
 
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The functionalities, like Business Process Manager, Workflow Engine and Business Rule Engine, will provide flexibility to our clients allowing them to configure certain parts of the application themselves rather than requesting customization.
 
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The NFS Ascent™ platform and the SOA architecture allow us to develop portals and mobile applications rather quickly by utilizing our existing services. Integration with other systems should also be very easy and quick as we can expose our services to the external world for consumption.
 
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The n-tier architecture allows us to better distribute the tasks among various team members and because of the loose coupling between various modules and layers, the risk of regression in other parts of the system as a result of changes made in one part of the system is reduced tremendously.

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Improvement in talent acquisition and retention:
 
 
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Because NFS Ascent™ has been developed using the latest technologies and tools available in the market, it is helping us in attracting and retaining top engineers.

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Better customer satisfaction:
 
 
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As a result of the powerful NFS Ascent™ platform and improvement in the talent acquisition and retention, the quality of our deliverables should increase.
 
 
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NFS™ and NFS Ascent™ have the following as their constituent applications:
 
·           Point of Sale (POS).  POS is a front office processing system for companies in the financial sector.  It provides a quotation system which also incorporates a simulation for all kinds of financial products using a built-in loan calculator.

·           Credit Application Processing System (CAP). CAP provides companies in the financial sector an environment to handle the incoming credit applications from dealers, agents, brokers and the direct sales force. CAP automatically gathers information from different interfaces like credit rating agencies, evaluation guides, and contract management systems and scores the applications against defined scorecards. This automated workflow permits the credit team members to make their decisions more quickly and accurately. CAP is a database independent online system developed in Microsoft's .Net framework. It can be run from any PC with normal specifications, which is a key benefit for clients.

·           Contract Management System (CMS).  CMS provides comprehensive business functionality that enables its users to effectively and smoothly manage and maintain a contract with the most comprehensive details throughout its life cycle. It provides interfaces with company banks and accounting systems. CMS effectively maintains details of all business partners that do business with the company including, but not limited to, customers, dealers, debtors, guarantors, insurance companies and banks.
 
·           Wholesale Finance System (WFS).  WFS automates and manages the floor plan/bailment activities of dealerships through a finance company. The design of the system is based on the concept of one asset/one loan to facilitate asset tracking and costing. The system covers credit limit, payment of loan, billing and settlement, stock auditing, online dealer and auditor access, and ultimately the pay-off functions.
 
·           Dealer Auditor Access System (DAS). DAS is a web-based solution that can be used in conjunction with WFS or any third party wholesale finance system. It addresses the needs of dealer, distributor and auditor access in a wholesale financing arrangement.
 
·           Fleet Management System (FMS).  FMS is designed to efficiently handle all fleet management needs.  FMS is easily integrated with CMS and WFS as well as with any third party contract management system to ensure a single comprehensive system.  FMS key features include: a detailed tracking information on every driver and vehicle; customizable reports; periodic reporting on fleet related aspects; internet based access to information; integration with third party software; and, linkage to GPS for real time tracking.
 
mPOS
 
We are currently developing a new, platform agnostic, mobile technology application for use by our NFS™ customers.  The first mobility solution is focused on an IOS platform with plans to provide Android and MicroSoft platforms to our existing and new customers.  The first project has been initiated for Mercedes Benz Finance China focusing on iPads.   The initial application permits our customers to use the point of sale functionality focusing currently on the origination portion of the lending lifecycle by enabling sales users at the dealerships. Our future strategy could include enabling dealership sales users in later releases to cover additional functionality.
 
Regional NFS™ Offerings
 
While NFS Ascent™ is designed to be a truly global solution ready for customization in any market, the Company has historically provided products tailored to the various markets. It offers the following regional products in various markets:
 
LeasePak
 
In North America, NTA has and continues to develop the LeasePak Productivity modules as an additional companion set of products to operate in conjunction with the LeasePak base system licensed software. LeasePak streamlines the lease management lifecycle, while maintaining customer service and reducing operating costs. It is web-enabled and can be configured to run on HP-UX, SUN/Solaris or Linux, as well as for Oracle and Sybase users.  It is easily scalable from a basic offering to a collection of highly specialized add on modules for systems, portfolios and accrual methods for virtually all sizes and varying complexity of operations. It is part of the vehicle leasing infrastructure at leading Fortune 500 banks and manufacturers, as well as for some of the industry’s leading independent lessors. It handles every aspect of the lease or loan lifecycle, including credit application origination, credit adjudication, pricing, documentation, booking, payments, customer service, collections, midterm adjustments, and end-of-term options and asset disposition.   Recently, it has been integrated with Vertex Series O.

 
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LeasePak-SaaS
 
LeasePak Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”offers a new deployment option whereby customers only require access to the internet and web browser to use the software. Customers pay for the use of the system through a monthly subscription fee. The monthly fee covers, use of the software, maintenance, support, hosting and other various items that reduce the overall cost and processing time of finance companies.  The LeasePak-SaaS targets small and mid-sized leasing and finance companies. The product dramatically reduces the customer’s IT spend by minimizing the cost of acquiring and maintaining expensive IT infrastructure and related administrative staff.
 
NTA’s solutions range now includes the SaaS business line, which provides an enhanced performance, while reducing the overall cost of ownership.  With an elastic cloud price, revenue stream predictability and improved return on investment for customers, management believes that its SaaS customers will experience the performance, the reliability and the speed usually associated with a highly scalable private cloud.
 
LeaseSoft
 
In addition to offering all NetSol products, NetSol Technologies Europe, Ltd. (“NTE”) has some regional offerings, including:
 
 
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LeaseSoft Portal- introduced to support online access to proposals and for the foundation of web-based origination systems;
 
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LeaseSoft Document Manager- introduced to facilitate the automation, production and distribution of proposal documentation, including indexation and branding of all outbound and inbound documents;
 
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LeaseSoft Auto-Decision Engine- developed to provide automation of credit checking and underwriting for standards based financial products;
 
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LeaseSoft EDI Manager- introduced to facilitate process automation between business introducers and funders; and
 
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Evolve- launched to provide an entry level software package for own-book brokerages and small to medium size funders.
 
NFS™ Implementation Process

The implementation process may encompass additional services to the customer.  NetSol signs separate agreements for services, if required by the customers, which is independent of the license agreement. The implementation process can span from three to six months depending upon the complexity and scope.  For NFS™ Ascent, it is expected to be longer as the new technology is deployed and fine-tuned.  The implementation process also includes related software services such as configuration, data migration and any other additional third party interfaces. Even after implementation, customers seek enhancements and additions to improve their business processes. NetSol charges these efforts in a man-day rate. Post implementation, NetSol consultants may remain at the client site for a while to assist the customer in smooth operations. After this phase, the regular maintenance and support services phase for the implemented software begins. In addition to the daily rate paid by the customer for each consultant, the customer also pays for all the transportation related expenses, boarding of the consultants, and a living allowance. NetSol’s involvement in all of the above steps is priced to bring value to our customers and increase our profitability from our interactions.

Pricing and Revenue Streams

The Company’s NFS™ revenue streams occur through the following three main areas:
 
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Product licensing
 
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Implementation related services
 
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Maintenance and support related services
 
 
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License fees can vary generally between $100,000 for SaaS minimal modules to over $2,000,000 for more robust multiple module implementations.  There are various attributes which determine the level of complexity, a few of which are: number of contracts; size of the portfolio; business strategy of the customer; number of business users; and branch network of the customer. The Company recognizes revenue from license contracts without major customization when a non-cancelable, non-contingent license agreement has been signed, delivery of the software has occurred, the fee is fixed or determinable, and collectability is probable.  However, revenue from sale of licenses with major customization, modification, and development is recognized on a percent of completion basis.  Implementation related services, including configuration, data migration and third party interfaces are recognized in accordance with the percentage of completion method.  Maintenance and support related services are then provided on a continued basis.  The annual maintenance fee, which typically is an agreed upon percentage of overall monetary value of the license, then becomes an ongoing revenue stream realized on yearly basis.  Revenue from software services includes fixed price contracts and is recognized in accordance with the percentage of completion method using the output measure of “Unit of Work Completed.”

Growth Prospects for NFS™

Growth prospects for NFS™ are linked to the maturing of the product portfolio and its growing customer base across different geographic and product markets. NetSol is eyeing key international markets for growth in sales. Its sales strategy now carefully balances expansion into new geographic markets, including North and South America, and further penetration of our already leading position in Asia Pacific.

Growth in North America is expected to come from the huge potential market for replacement of legacy systems. NFS Ascent™ is aimed at providing a highly flexible solution based on latest technology and advanced architecture for the North American customers looking to replace their legacy systems.

Growth in NetSol’s traditionally strong base in Asia Pacific is expected through diversification across market segments, to include new customers in related banking and commercial lending areas. At the same time, the existing customer base is tapped for increased service and maintenance revenues by offering enhanced features and new solutions to emerging customer needs.

In China, NetSol is a leader in the leasing and finance enterprise solution domain.  With this position, NetSol continues to enjoy demand for the current NFS™ solution, as well as NFS Ascent™. NetSol will continue strengthening its position within existing multinational auto manufacturers, as well as, local Chinese captive finance and leasing companies.

In Thailand, NetSol established an alternate development, delivery and sales center transferring key personal and knowledge to the region. Our operation in Bangkok serves a very robust and growing market for leasing companies and regional banks. Within two years, NetSol Thai has become our second biggest market in APAC with new fortune 500 clients added.

Virtual Lease Services

Virtual Lease Services (VLS) was acquired by NTE together with its joint venture partner, Investec Bank.  The acquisition was designed to bolster growth in services sectors complementing our core solutions offerings.  VLS offers a complete business process outsourcing service to the Asset Financing and Leasing industry and through its shareholders is uniquely positioned to offer systems, processes and funding to its clients.  VLS continues to win new programs with leading equipment vendors and suppliers and has become the de facto leader of outsourcing services to the growing UK chip and pin vendor market.  A cornerstone of VLS’s range of services, Portfolio Management, is providing further identified opportunities for start-up businesses, those in run-down mode as well as portfolio acquirers.

Alliances and Joint Ventures

NetSol-Innovation

In November 2004, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement with the Innovation Group  called NetSol-Innovation (Pvt) Ltd., (“NetSol-Innovation”), a Pakistani company.  NetSol-Innovation provides support services enabling the Innovation Group to scale solution delivery operations in key growth markets. NetSol-Innovation operations are centered in NetSol’s delivery center in Lahore, Pakistan. NetSol owns a majority of the venture. The entities share in the profits of the joint venture on the basis of their shareholding.  The outsourcing model between the Innovation Group and NetSol involves services pertaining to business analyses, configuration, testing, software quality assurance, technical communication as well as project management for development of software for the Innovation Group.  Today, NetSol has developed extensive expertise across the insurance domain making it a center of excellence.

 
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Initiated with a 10 person outsourcing team in Lahore in February 2005, this arrangement has extended to 165 persons with the additional resources catering to the increased influx of outsourcing of configuration and testing assignments from the Innovation Group. Prominent Innovation Group’s customers being serviced from Lahore include GuideOne USA, Homesite USA, UPC USA, MDU UK and Real Australia.

Other Alliances

Daimler Financial Services (“DFS”) Asia Pacific has established an “Application Support Centre (ASC)” in Singapore to facilitate the regional companies in NFS™ related matters. This ASC is powered by highly qualified technical and business personnel. ASC NFS in conjunction with our Asia Pacific Region are supporting DFS companies in seven different countries in Asia and this list can increase as other DFS companies from other countries also opt for NFS™.  In July 2008, the Company entered into a Frame Agreement with Daimler Financial Services AG (“DFS”) for the Asia Pacific and Africa regions.  This agreement was renewed in October 2010 for an additional 3 year term and renewed again in 2013.  The agreement serves as a base line for use of the NFS™ products by DFS companies and affiliated companies.

NTE's strategic relationship with Neptune Software plc has provided the Company with the opportunity to further develop its business in Africa. Neptune has a number of banking clients in Africa whose interest in leasing and asset finance is demonstrably increasing, this being driven by a number of fiscal factors and the desire in the region to mechanise agricultural production in particular.

NetSol is a member of the world’s largest equipment leasing association, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association of North America, or ELFA.  Boasting more than 575 members, the ELFA is a strong presence in the $827 billion North American market.

The Company remains willing to explore mergers and acquisition opportunities with a focus on those that provide immediate, strong, bottom line benefits.  Management believes that an ideal target will fulfill one or more of these criteria:
 
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Geographic synergy/extending or providing a foot print in a market
 
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Unique and/or complimentary product lines
 
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Additional and cost effective development hubs
 
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Complimentary or new customers in a previously untapped market
 
While there is no guaranty that an acquisition which appears to be sound will ultimately benefit the Company, management continues to analyze the price, value and market of any potential target.

Technical Affiliations

The Company is a Microsoft Certified GOLD Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner.

Marketing and Selling

NetSol management continues its optimism that the Company will experience ever increasing opportunities for its product and services offerings in 2015 and beyond.    The objective of the Company's marketing program is to create and sustain preference and loyalty for NetSol as a leading provider of enterprise solutions, e-services consulting, software solutions and business process outsourcing.  Marketing is performed at the corporate and business unit levels. The corporate marketing department has overall responsibility for communications, advertising, public relations and the website.  In addition, Corporate Marketing oversees engineers as well as central marketing and communications programs for use by each of the business units.

Our dedicated marketing personnel, within the regions, undertake a variety of marketing activities, including sponsoring focused client events to demonstrate our skills and products, sponsoring and participating in targeted conferences and holding private briefings with individual companies. We believe that the industry focus of our sales professionals and our business unit marketing personnel enhances their knowledge and expertise in these industries and will generate additional client engagements.

The Markets

NetSol provides its services primarily to clients in global commercial industries. In the global commercial area, the Company's service offerings are marketed to clients in a wide array of industries including, automotive, chemical, textiles, Internet marketing, software, medical, banks, higher education and telecommunication associations and financial services.

 
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Geographically, NetSol has operations on the West Coast of the United States, Central Asia, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

The Asian continent, including Australia and New Zealand, from the perspective of marketing, are targeted by the Asia Pacific Region from its Bangkok, Beijing and Lahore facilities.  The marketing for our core offerings in the Americas and Europe is carried out from our San Francisco Bay Area and London Metropolitan area offices.

People and Culture

The Company believes it has developed a strong corporate culture that is critical to its success. Its key values are delivering world-class quality software, client-focused timely delivery, leadership, long-term relationships, creativity, openness and transparency and professional growth. The services provided by NetSol require proficiency in many fields, such as software engineering, project management, business analysis, technical writing, sales and marketing, and communication and presentation skills.

With the cost of programmers and developers on the rise, we have ramped up new talent hiring and retention. Due to the growing demand for our core offerings and IT services, retention of technical and management personnel is essential.  We have enhanced the compensation structure for our technical teams and senior management to stay ahead of global and regional competition. As a result, we have improved IT employee turnover from almost 20% in 2012 to less than 8% today. This is a significant milestone towards building capacity and driving revenue growth.  In addition, we are committed to improving key performance indicators such as efficiency, productivity and revenue per employee.
  
To encourage all employees to build on our core values, we reward teamwork and promote individuals that demonstrate these values. We believe that our growth and success are attributable in large part to the high caliber of our employees and our commitment to maintain the values on which our success has been based.  NetSol is an equal opportunity employer with over 25% female employees with the biggest concentration in Lahore and our U.S. headquarters.

NetSol believes it should give back to the community and employees as much as possible.  Certain of our subsidiaries are located in regions where basic services are not readily available.  Where possible, NetSol acts to not only improve the quality of life of its employees but the standard of living in these regions.  Examples of such programs are:
 
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Humanitarian Relief-- We are all aware of the devastation that can be wrought by natural disasters.  NetSol has historically supported earthquake and flood relief where the need is the greatest.
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Literacy Program-- launched to educate low paid illiterate employees of the organization. The main objective of this program is to enable these resources to acquire basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills.
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Noble Cause Fund--A noble cause fund has been established to meet medical and education expenses of the children of low paid employees. NetSol employees voluntarily contribute a fixed amount every month to the fund and the Company matches the employee subscriptions with an equivalent contribution amount. A portion of this fund is also utilized to support social needs of certain institutions and individuals, outside NetSol.
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Day Care Facility--NetSol’s human resources are its key assets and thus the Company takes numerous steps to ensure the provision of basic comforts to its employees. In Pakistan, the provision of outside pre-school child care is a rarity. With this in mind, a child day care facility has been created in close proximity to NetSol offices providing employees with peace of mind knowing their children are nearby and being taken care of by qualified staff in a child friendly facility.
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Preventative Health Care Program--In addition to the comprehensive out-patient and in-patient medical benefits, preventive health care has also been introduced. This phased program focuses on vaccination of our employees against such diseases as Hepatitis – A/B, Tetanus, Typhoid and Flu on a routine basis.
 
There is significant competition for employees with the skills required to perform the services we offer. The Company runs an elaborate training program for different cadre of employees to cover technical skills and business domain knowledge, as well as communication, management and leadership skills.  The Company believes that it has been successful in its efforts to attract and retain the highest level of talent available, in part because of the emphasis on core values, training and professional growth. We intend to continue to recruit, hire and promote employees who share our vision.

 
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As of June 30, 2014, we had 1,379 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees; comprised of 1,042 IT project and technical personnel; and 347 non-IT personnel.  The non-IT personnel include 36 employees in management, 63 employees in sales and marketing, 36 employees in accounting, 40 in customer support, and 172 in general and administration.  None of our employees are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

Competition

Neither a single company, nor a small number of companies, dominate the IT market in the space in which the Company competes. A substantial number of companies offer services that overlap and are competitive with those offered by NetSol. Some of these are large industrial firms, including computer manufacturers and computer consulting firms that have greater financial resources than NetSol and, in some cases, may have greater capacity to perform services similar to those provided by NetSol.

In the NFS™ business space, the barriers to entry are getting higher. The products are becoming more cutting-edge while richness in functionality is paramount. Older companies have prolonged the life of their legacy products by creating web-based front ends, while the core of the systems has not been re-engineered.  In the case of NFS™, we compete chiefly against leading suppliers of IT solutions to the financial industry, including names such as White Clarke, Fimasys, International Decision Systems (IDS), Data Scan, CHP Consulting, 3i Infotech, Finnone and Nucleus Software.

In the IT based business services areas, we compete with both smaller local firms and many global IT services providers, including names such as Wipro, InfoSys, Satyam Infoway, HCL and TCS (Tata Consulting).

Many of the competitors of NetSol have longer operating history, larger client bases, and longer relationships with clients, greater brand or name recognition and significantly greater financial, technical, and public relations resources than NetSol. Existing or future competitors may develop or offer services that are comparable or superior to ours at a lower price, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Customers
 
NetSol customers include world renowned auto manufacturers through their finance arms and large regional banks.  In addition, NetSol provides offshore development and testing services to Innovation Group Plc UK and their blue chip global insurance giants like Allstate, Cendent, etc. NetSol-Innovation contributes to about 13.7% of NetSol’s revenues. NetSol is also a strategic business partner for Daimler (which consists of a group of many companies in different countries), which accounts for 17.42% of our revenue. Toyota Motors (which consists of a group of many companies in different countries) accounts for 7.24% of our revenues. Nissan Auto Finance (which consists of a group of many companies in different countries) accounts for 6.3% of our revenues.

Global Operations and Geographic Data

The Company divides its operations into three regions the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  The regions consist of individual subsidiaries which operate as autonomous companies and are strategically managed on a regional basis.

The Americas

At NetSol Technologies Americas, Inc. (“NTA”) the operations are led by Farooq Ghauri.  Mr. Farooq Ghauri is a technology industry expert with a proven track record in driving the rapid expansion of an industry leading global software organization. He has been working in NTA since 2008 as an active member of the management team.  He has worked in NetSol’s Pakistan, China, Australia, Thailand and US offices providing him with the complete understanding of NetSol’s global operations in an industry that is rapidly expanding and changing.

Europe

NTE is headed by Jeffrey Andrews, as Operations Director, Tony Langford as head of sales in the U.K. and Tim O'Sullivan as head of sales, Europe.

VLS is led by Louise Ikonomides. As Managing Director and founding shareholder of VLS, Ms. Ikonomides has been with VLS since its inception in 1999 and with NetSol since the VLS acquisition.

 
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Asia Pacific Region

NetSol Technologies, Ltd., a majority owned subsidiary of parent company is located in Lahore, Pakistan and is headed by Salim Ghauri as its CEO.  Mr. Ghauri is a co-founder of NetSol Technologies and has been with the Company since 1996.
 
NetSol Beijing is headed by Naeem Aftab. He has been with NetSol for over 10 years where he has gained valuable experience in both technology and management.
 
NetSol Thai is headed by Asad Ghauri as President of Asia Pacific Region which is run from our Bangkok office. Mr. Asad Ghauri has been with NetSol for almost 10 years and was elected for the first time to NetSol’s board of directors in June 2014.

The Global Sales Division is headed by Naeem Ghauri as President of Sales from the NetSol Thai offices located in Bangkok. Mr. Naeem Ghauri has been with NetSol since 1999 and has over 25 combined years of experience in business and IT. He is also a member of the board of directors of the parent Company.

The Asia Pacific region including Australia/New Zealand and the Middle East, is targeted from the Asia Pacific region offices located in Beijing China; Bangkok, Thailand; and Lahore, Pakistan.  While Lahore continues to be a mainstay of the Company’s delivery and research and development, Bangkok’s expanded delivery and research and development facility has grown into a vibrant delivery center as well as a back-up to the Lahore facility.  With the continued growth of the Chinese market, our Beijing office continues to expand as both a sales and support facility.  Finally, the Asia Pacific region maintains and will establish offices through the region as is necessary to support its customers and to explore potential markets.

Our Asia Pacific Region accounted for approximately 69.06% of our revenues in 2014 and our North America and European regions together accounted for approximately 30.94% of our revenues in 2014.  Information regarding financial data by geographic areas is set forth in Item 7 and Item 8 of this Annual Report on form 10-K.  See note 17 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements under Item 8.

Web Presence

The Company is committed to regaining and extending the advantages of its direct model approach by moving even greater volumes of product sales, service and support to the Internet. The Internet provides greater convenience and efficiency to customers and, in turn, to the Company. The company maintains its corporate website at www.netsoltech.com. NetSol’s software development and SQA team as well as its clients use its web based customer relationship management solution (HelpDesk) for timely and direct communication, as part of providing ongoing support and maintenance services. More details can be found on http://www.netsolhelp.com.

Through the Company’s web sites, its customers, both existing and potential, and investors can access a wide range of information about its product offerings, and support and technical matters.

Intellectual Property

The Company relies upon a combination of nondisclosure and other contractual arrangements, as well as common law trade secret, copyright and trademark laws to protect its proprietary rights. The Company enters into confidentiality agreements with its employees, generally requires its consultants and clients to enter into these agreements, and limits access to and distribution of its proprietary information.   The NetSol logo and name, as well as the NFS logo and product name have been copyrighted and trademark registered in Pakistan.   The NetSol logo and BestShoring® name has been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. An application has been filed to trademark the NFS Ascent™ with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is currently being processed. The Company intends to trademark and copyright its intellectual property as necessary and in the appropriate jurisdictions.
 
Governmental Approval and Regulation

Current Company operations do not require specific governmental approvals.  Like all companies, including those with multinational subsidiaries, we are subject to the laws of the countries in which the Company maintains subsidiaries and conducts operations.   Pakistani law allows a tax exemption on income from exports of IT services and products up to 2016.  While foreign based companies may invest in Pakistan, repatriation of their investment, in the form of dividends or other methods, requires approval of the State Bank of Pakistan.  

 
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Available Information

Our website is located at www.netsoltech.com, and our investor relations website is located at http://www.netsoltech.com/IR/.  The following filings are available through our investor relations website after we file with the SEC:  Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and our Proxy Statements for our annual meetings of stockholders.  These filings are also available for download free of charge on our investor relations website.  We also provide a link to the section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov that has all of our public filings, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, all amendments to those reports, our Proxy Statements and other ownership related filings.  Further, a copy of this Annual Report on Form 10-K is located at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington D.C. 20549.  Information on the operation of the Public Reference Room can be obtained by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330.

We webcast our earnings calls and certain events we participate in or host with members of the investment community on our investor relations website.  Additionally, we provide notifications of news or announcements regarding our financial performance, including SEC filings, investor events, press and earnings releases, and blogs as part of our investor relations website.  Investors and others can receive notifications of new information posted on our investor relations website by signing up for e-mail alerts.  Further corporate governance information, including our committee charters and code of conduct, is also available on our investor relations website at http://www.netsoltech.com/us/investors/corporate-governance/lang/en.  The content of our websites are not intended to be incorporated by reference into this Annual Report on Form 10-K or in any other report or document we file with the SEC, and any references to our websites are intended to be inactive textual references only.

ITEM 1A RISK FACTORS

Not applicable
 
ITEM 2 -PROPERTIES

Leased Properties

Our corporate headquarters are located in an approximately 7,210 square foot building that we lease at 24025 Park Sorrento, Suite 410, Calabasas, CA 91302.

Other leased properties as of the date of this report are as follows:

Location
Square Footage
Purpose/Use
Alameda, CA
4,298
Computer & General Office
Beijing, China
13,655
General Office
Bangkok, Thailand
3,864
Computer and General Office
Horsham, UK (NetSol Europe)
9,916
Computer and General Office
London, UK (VLS)
3,010
Computer & General Office
NetSol Connect (Karachi Office)
4,500
General Office
NetSol PK (Pindi Office)
2,250
General Office
Sydney, Australia
1,130
General Office

Upon expiration of its leases, the Company does not anticipate any difficulty in obtaining renewals or alternative space.

Owned Properties

The Lahore Technology Campus consists of 50,000 square feet of computer and general office space.  This facility is state of the art and fully dedicated for IT and software development.  Title to this facility is held by NetSol PK In addition, NetSol PK owns three town houses which are adjacent to the main building and provide an additional 6,400 square feet.  Due to the ever growing requirements of resources, the company started construction of its new building which is adjacent to the current one. This new building will have a covered area of approximately 90,000 square feet with the capacity to house approximately 1,000 additional resources. Construction of the building is currently in process with two floors operational and the remaining building is expected to be completed during the coming fiscal years.

 
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ITEM 3 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
On July 25, 2014, a Federal Securities class action lawsuit entitled Rand-Heart of New York, Inc. v. NetSol Technologies, Inc., Najeeb Ghauri, Naeem Ghauri, and Salim Ghauri was filed in Central District of California.  The action generally alleges the Company violated certain federal securities laws by allegedly issuing false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s product and business prospect of that product.  Specifically, the complaint alleges the next generation product did not exist as of November 8, 2011 and there was no reasonable basis for stating that there was a growing interest or serious interest in the product; the product had been gaining momentum or that it had been well received. The plaintiff has alleged the class period to be between November 12, 2009 and November 8, 2013. The complaint initially alleges damages of $1,000,000.  The Company has engaged counsel and believes the lawsuit to be meritless and intends to vigorously defend the action including but not limited to motions to dismiss. As of the date of this report, a class had not yet been established.
 
ITEM 4 – MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.
 
 

 
 
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PART II

ITEM 5 - MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITY

(a) MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

MARKET INFORMATION - Common stock of NetSol Technologies, Inc. is listed and traded on NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "NTWK".

The table shows the high and low intra-day prices of the Company's common stock as reported on the composite tape of the NASDAQ for each quarter during the last two fiscal years.  Stock prices have been adjusted to reflect the Company’s 1 for 10 reverse stock split on August 13, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2014
 
High
   
Low
 
First Quarter
  $ 12.10     $ 9.70  
Second Quarter
  $ 10.45     $ 4.25  
Third Quarter
  $ 7.09     $ 4.40  
Fourth Quarter
  $ 4.82     $ 3.60  
 
Fiscal Year 2013
 
High
   
Low
 
First Quarter
  $ 6.95     $ 4.00  
Second Quarter
  $ 6.75     $ 5.45  
Third Quarter
  $ 13.74     $ 5.88  
Fourth Quarter
  $ 14.01     $ 9.14  

RECORD HOLDERS - As of September 5, 2014, the number of holders of record of the Company's common stock was 169.

DIVIDENDS - The Company has not paid dividends on its Common Stock in the past two fiscal years.

SECURITIES AUTHORIZED FOR ISSUANCE UNDER EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN

The table shows information related to our equity compensation plans as of June 30, 2014:

 
Number of
securities to
be issued
 upon
 exercise of
 outstanding
 options,
 warrants
 and rights
Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding
options, warrants
and rights
Number of securities
remaining
available for
future issuance
under equity
compensation
plans
(excluding
securities
reflected in
 column (a)
Equity Compensation
Plans approved by
Security holders
920,586(1)
$6.76(2)
780,620(3)
Equity Compensation
Plans not approved by
Security holders
None
None
None
Total
920,586
$6.76
780,620

(1)
Consists of 1,000 under the 2003 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; 11,000 under the 2004 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; 115,462 under the 2005 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; 130,000 under the 2011 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; and 500,000 under the 2013 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan.
(2)
The weighted average of the options is $6.76.
(3)
Represents 87 available for issuance under the 2002 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; 2,000 under the 2003 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; 39,474 under the 2004 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan; 59,053 under the 2005 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan and 680,006 under the 2013 Incentive and Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan.

 
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(b) RECENT SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES

In April 2014, the Company issued 25,000 shares to employees as part of their compensation for services rendered for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  The shares were issued based on an exemption from registration under Rule 4(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

In April 2014, the Company issued 1,725 shares to its independent directors as part of their compensation for services rendered for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The shares were issued based on an exemption from registration under Rule 4(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

ITEM 6 – SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

Not applicable.

ITEM 7- MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND PLAN OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion is intended to assist in an understanding of NetSol’s financial position and results of operations for the year ended June 30, 2014.  It should be read together with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included under Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

A few of our highlight for 2013-2014 were:

 
·
The introduction and global release of our next generation platform NFS Ascent™. NFS Ascent™'s architecture and user interfaces are a result of our collective experience with global Fortune 500 companies over the past 30 years.  The platform's framework allows auto captive and asset finance companies to rapidly transform legacy dependent information technology into a state-of-the-art IT and business process environment.
 
·
The first roll-out and go-live of NFS Ascent™ at Nissan Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
 
·
A multimillion dollar deal for the implementation of NFSTM at an automobile manufacturers in China.
 
·
A multimillion dollar deal for the implementation of the WFS module of NFS Ascent™ at a Japanese automobile manufacturer in Thailand.
 
·
A new LeaseSoft project with a private equity backed asset finance business in UK.
 
·
A global luxury car manufacturer and finance company in China implemented NetSol's mPOS (mobile point of sale) solution across its dealer network in China.
 
·
The Company was awarded "First Rate and Best Selling Leasing and Finance Solution" at this year's China Leasing Summit for its flagship product, NFS™
 
·
Profitable sale of Vroozi, Inc.
 
Our success, in the near term, will depend, in large part, on the Company's ability to: (a) continue to grow revenues and improve profits, (b) adequately capitalize for growth in various markets and verticals; (c) make progress in the North American and European markets and, (d) continue to streamline sales and marketing efforts in every market we operate. However, management's outlook for the continuing operations, which has been consolidated and has been streamlined, remains optimistic.

Marketing and Business Development Activities

Management has developed, and the board of directors has ratified, an aggressive 3-5 year growth strategy aimed at increasing competitiveness, enhancing global delivery capabilities and increasing financial strength to become a leading global IT institution in the leasing and finance space.
 
 
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The growth strategy contemplates the following enhanced activities and initiatives to accomplish these goals:
 
 
·
We anticipate our total technical headcount to increase from 834 at the NetSol PK technology campus to at least 1,000. This includes the new hires for NFS Ascent™ and our existing employees for our NFS legacy systems.
 
·
Continue to advance infrastructure and systems in Lahore, Bangkok and San Francisco locations.
 
·
Strengthen the NetSol brand in the Americas and further penetration in APAC markets such as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
 
·
Hire and retain the best available talent to develop the next line of managers for our growing demand.
 
·
Develop the sales and delivery capabilities for the Americas markets, in particular the growth in the US auto and banking sectors. A shift in revenue contribution from the Americas markets would improve both gross and net operating margins due to the volume and size of US contracts; and, further position NetSol to deliver and support the new growth and technology dimensions in IT services, maintenance, mobile apps and cloud based solutions.
 
·
Maintain the quality of our delivery, after delivery support, and client relationships.
 
·
We plan to aggressively market NFS Ascent™ in Europe and North America to penetrate the auto captive leasing and financing sectors.
 
Management continues to be focused on scaling up its delivery capability and has achieved key milestones in that respect.  Key projects are being delivered on time and on budget, quality initiatives are succeeding, especially in maturing internal processes.  CMMI level companies are reassessed every three years by independent consultants under the standards of the Carnegie Mellon University to maintain its CMMI Level 5 quality certification.  As required, NetSol was reassessed in 2010 and was successfully recertified as CMMI Level 5.  While we believe this quality certification will be renewed, our current reassessment due for August 2013 is currently pending.  We believe that the CMMI standards are a key reason in NetSol’s demand surge worldwide. We remain convinced that this trend will continue for all NetSol offerings promoting further beneficial alliances and increasing the number and quality of our global customers.
 
MATERIAL TRENDS AFFECTING NETSOL
 
Management has identified the following material trends affecting NetSol.

Positive trends:
 
 
·
Improving US economy generally, and particularly in the auto and banking markets.
 
·
Slowly improving economic environment in the UK and major European economies.
 
·
New emerging markets and IT destinations in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.
 
·
Interest of global companies in NetSol’s next generation solution.
 
·
Growing interest in Japan for IT services and NFS™ applications within banking, equipment finance and general leasing industries.
 
·
Strong Chinese GDP growth with continued upward momentum in auto sales, driving leasing volumes at both the consumer and corporate levels.
 
Negative trends:
 
 
·
Geopolitical unrest in the Middle East.
 
·
The delay in issuance of China Bank Regulatory Commission licenses in China due to reformed financial regulations.
 
·
Restricted liquidity and financial burden due to tighter internal processes and limited budgets might cause delays in the receivables from some clients.
 
·
The threats of conflict between the US and Middle eastern region could potentially create volatility in oil prices, causing readjustments of corporate budgets and consumer spending slowing global auto sales.
 
·
Continued conflicts in Afghanistan could increase the migration of both refugees and extremists to Pakistan, thus creating domestic and regional challenges.
 
·
Internal political challenges in Pakistan has affected economy and image.
 
 
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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Our financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”). Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenses. These estimates and assumptions are affected by management’s application of accounting policies. Critical accounting policies for us include revenue recognition and multiple element arrangements, intangible assets, software development costs, and goodwill.

REVENUE RECOGNTION

The Company recognizes revenue from license contracts without major customization when a non-cancelable, non-contingent license agreement has been signed, delivery of the software has occurred, the fee is fixed or determinable, and collectability is probable. Revenue from the sale of licenses with major customization, modification, and development is recognized on a percentage of completion method. Revenue from the implementation of software is recognized on a percentage of completion method.

Revenue from consulting services is recognized as the services are performed for time-and-materials contracts. Revenue from training and development services is recognized as the services are performed. Revenue from maintenance agreements is recognized ratably over the term of the maintenance agreement, which in most instances is one year.

MULTIPLE ELEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

We may enter into multiple element revenue arrangements in which a customer may purchase a number of different combinations of software licenses, consulting services, maintenance and support, as well as training and development (multiple-element arrangements).

Vendor Specific Object Evidence (“VSOE”) of fair value for each element is based on the price for which the element is sold separately. We determine the VSOE of fair value of each element based on historical evidence of our stand-alone sales of these elements to third-parties or from the stated renewal rate for the elements contained in the initial software license arrangement. When VSOE of fair value does not exist for any undelivered element, revenue is deferred until the earlier of the point at which such VSOE of fair value exists or until all elements of the arrangement have been delivered. The only exception to this guidance is when the only undelivered element is maintenance and support or other services, then, the entire arrangement fee is recognized ratably over the performance period.

COST OF REVENUES

Cost of revenues includes salaries and benefits for technical employees, consultant costs, amortization of capitalized computer software development costs, depreciation of computer and equipment, travel costs, and indirect costs such as rent and insurance.
 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS

Intangible assets consist of product licenses, renewals, enhancements, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, and customer lists. Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized over the estimated useful life and are evaluated for impairment at least on an annual basis and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. We assess recoverability by determining whether the carrying value of such assets will be recovered through the discounted expected future cash flows. If the future discounted cash flows are less than the carrying amount of these assets, we recognize an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value of the assets.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COSTS

Costs incurred to internally develop computer software products or to enhance an existing product are recorded as research and development costs and expensed when incurred until technological feasibility for the respective product is established. Thereafter, all software development costs are capitalized and reported at the lower of unamortized cost or net realizable value. Capitalization ceases when the product or enhancement is available for general release to customers.

The Company makes on-going evaluations of the recoverability of its capitalized software projects by comparing the amount capitalized for each product to the estimated present value of future net income from the product. If such evaluations indicate that the unamortized software development costs exceed the present value of expected future net income, the Company writes off the amount which the unamortized software development costs exceed such present value. Capitalized and purchased computer software development costs are being amortized ratably based on the projected revenue associated with the related software or on a straight-line basis.

 
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GOODWILL

Goodwill represents the excess of the aggregate purchase price over the fair value of the net assets acquired in a purchase businesses combination. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment on an annual basis, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of goodwill may be impaired. The goodwill impairment test is a two-step test. Under the first step, the fair value of the reporting unit is compared with its carrying value (including goodwill). If the fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying value, an indication of goodwill impairment exists for the reporting unit and the enterprise must perform step two of the impairment test (measurement). Under step two, an impairment loss is recognized for any excess of the carrying amount of the reporting unit’s goodwill over the implied fair value of that goodwill. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the fair value of the reporting unit in a manner similar to a purchase price allocation. The residual fair value after this allocation is the implied fair value of the reporting unit goodwill. Fair value of the reporting unit is determined using a discounted cash flow analysis. If the fair value of the reporting unit exceeds its carrying value, step two does not need to be performed.
 
The Company does impairment testing of the goodwill on an annual basis at the balance sheet date i.e., June 30th. In addition to our annual internal impairment testing, the Company retains the services of an independent valuation specialist to validate our findings.
 
The source of the Company’s goodwill relates to the acquisition of four companies.  NetSol PK operates in the Asia Pacific region; CQ Systems (now NetSol Technologies Europe Limited) and VLS both operate in Europe; and McCue Systems ( now NetSol Technologies Americas, Inc.) operates in the North American region. All these geographies are considered as different reporting segments. Goodwill arising from the acquisition of these companies has been allocated to their respective geographical segments to which they relate. While identifying reporting segments, we take into consideration the reports reviewed by the CEO (chief operating decision maker). As our financial reports are analyzed on this regional basis, we have defined this as segment reporting for purposes of goodwill impairment testing. The reporting unit detail of goodwill as of June 30, 2014 and 2013 is given below:
 
   
As of June 30,
 2013
   
Impairment
   
As of June 30,
 2014
 
NetSol PK
  $ 1,166,610     $ -     $ 1,166,610  
NetSol Omni
    136,762       (136,762 )     -  
NTE
    3,471,814       -       3,471,814  
VLS
    214,044       -       214,044  
NTA
    4,664,100       -       4,664,100  
Total
  $ 9,653,330     $ (136,762 )   $ 9,516,568  
 
The Company tests for goodwill impairment at each reporting unit.  The Company had $136,762 of goodwill related to Omni, whose assets and business were consolidated into NetSol PK.  As such, the goodwill was considered impaired at June 30, 2014 and the Company recorded an impairment of $136,762 which is recorded in general and administrative expenses on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.  There was no goodwill impairment for the year ended June 30, 2013
 
 
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As the fair value of all reporting units exceeded the carrying values, no impairment was identified in the consolidated financial statements. The following table sets forth the percentage by which the fair value exceeds the carrying value for all reporting units as of June 30, 2014:
 
Reporting Units
Percentage by which fair
value exceeds carrying value
NetSol PK
65.87%
NTE
30.61%
VLS
25.86%
NTA
93.06%

 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 COMPARED TO THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2013

The following table sets forth the items in our consolidated statement of operations for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 as a percentage of revenues.
 
 

 
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For the Year
 Ended June 30,
 
   
2014
   
%
   
2013
   
%
 
Net Revenues:
                       
License fees
  $ 5,433,053       14.93 %   $ 17,756,447       35.62 %
Maintenance fees
    10,527,216       28.93 %     9,550,471       19.16 %
Services
    15,453,740       42.7 %     18,807,962       37.73 %
Services-related party     4,970,794       13.66 %     3,734,583       7.49 %
Total net revenues
    36,384,803       100.00 %     49,849,463       100.00 %
                                 
Cost of revenues:
                               
Salaries and consultants
    15,621,806       42.93 %     11,256,982       22.58 %
Travel
    1,705,554       4.69 %     1,673,988       3.36 %
Depreciation and amortization
    6,844,588       18.81 %     3,666,102       7.35 %
Other
    3,548,392       9.75 %     3,704,667       7.43 %
Total cost of revenues
    27,720,340       76.19 %     20,301,739       40.73 %
                                 
Gross profit
    8,664,463       23.81 %     29,547,724       59.27 %
Operating expenses:
                               
Selling and marketing
    4,572,108       12.57 %     3,387,803       6.80 %
Depreciation and amortization
    1,886,148       5.18 %     1,555,402       3.12 %
General and administrative
    15,046,328       41.35 %     10,994,053       22.05 %
Research and development cost
    249,712       0.69 %     158,821       0.32 %
Total operating expenses
    21,754,296       59.79 %     16,096,079       32.29 %
                                 
Income (loss) from operations
    (13,089,833 )     -35.98 %     13,451,645       26.98 %
Other income and (expenses)
                               
Gain (loss) on sale of assets
    (229,805 )     -0.63 %     3,682       0.01 %
Interest expense
    (255,677 )     -0.70 %     (663,967 )     -1.33 %
Interest income
    261,251       0.72 %     185,343       0.37 %
Gain on foreign currency exchange transactions
    50,777       0.14 %     1,367,448       2.74 %
Share of net income (loss) from equity investment
    (545,483 )     -1.50 %     482,664       0.97 %
Amortization of financing costs
    -       0.00 %     (635,882 )     -1.28 %
Other income
    50,578       0.14 %     148,298       0.30 %
Total other income (expenses)
    (668,359 )     -1.84 %     887,586       1.78 %
                                 
Net income (loss) before  income taxes
    (13,758,192 )     -37.81 %     14,339,231       28.77 %
Income tax provision
    (338,282 )     -0.93 %     (465,426 )     -0.93 %
Net income (loss) from continuing operations
    (14,096,474 )     -38.74 %     13,873,805       27.83 %
Income (loss) from discontinued operations net of gain on disposal
    1,158,752       3.18 %     (1,785,750 )     -3.58 %
Net income (loss)
    (12,937,722 )     -35.56 %     12,088,055       24.25 %
Non-controlling interest
    1,581,675       4.35 %     (4,224,912 )     -8.48 %
Net income attributable to NetSol
  $ (11,356,047 )     -31.21 %   $ 7,863,143       15.77 %
 
 
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The following table represents revenues by each subsidiary and corresponding geographical region:
 
   
2014
   
2013
 
   
Revenue
   
%
   
Revenue
   
%
 
 Corporate headquarters
  $ -       0.00 %   $ -       0.00 %
                                 
 North America:
                               
NTA
    4,729,908       13.00 %     5,796,484       11.63 %
      4,729,908       13.00 %     5,796,484       11.63 %
                                 
 Europe:
                               
NTE
    4,471,175       12.29 %     6,183,202       12.40 %
VLS
    2,058,136       5.66 %     1,655,440       3.32 %
      6,529,311       17.95 %     7,838,642       15.72 %
 Asia-Pacific:
                               
NetSol PK
    14,609,179       40.15 %     22,605,831       45.35 %
Netsol-Innovation
    4,970,794       13.66 %     3,734,583       7.49 %
Connect
    863,620       2.37 %     760,795       1.53 %
Abraxas
    639,218       1.76 %     1,359,322       2.73 %
NTPK Thailand
    1,106,887       3.04 %     7,433,758       14.91 %
NetSol Beijing
    2,935,886       8.07 %     320,048       0.64 %
      25,125,584       69.06 %     36,214,337       72.65 %
Total
  $ 36,384,803       100.00 %   $ 49,849,463       100.00 %

Revenues

License fees

License fees for the year ended June 30, 2014 were $5,433,053 compared to $17,756,447 for the year ended June 30, 2013 reflecting a decrease of $12,323,394.  During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, we signed 10 licensing deals in excess of $1MM recognizing approximately $13.7MM in licensing revenue compared to two licensing deals in excess of $1MM recognizing approximately $2.2MM for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.
 
After the announcement of the next generation product, NFS AscentTM, in October 2013, we were anticipating this decline in license revenue. During our fiscal year 2014, we were passing through the transitional phase from our legacy system to NFS AscentTM. Some of the deals for the legacy system, which were in the pipeline at the time we announced NFS AscentTM, were put on hold as we were experiencing more interest from potential customers in NFS AscentTM. The delay in signing new deals for both the legacy product as well as NFS AscentTM has resulted in a decline in the overall license revenue in 2014. However, our pipeline of potential new business remains strong and we anticipate closing deals and beginning implementing NFS AscentTM during the fiscal year 2015.

Maintenance fees

Maintenance fees for the year ended June 30, 2014 were $10,527,216 compared to $9,550,471 for the year ended June 30, 2013 reflecting an increase of $976,745.  Maintenance fees begin once a customer has “gone live” with our product. The increase was due to the start of new maintenance agreements from customers who went live with our product during the latter stages of fiscal year 2013 and into fiscal year 2014.  During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, we added new customers representing approximately $870,000 in new maintenance fees. We anticipate maintenance fees to remain flat until we are able to license NFS Ascent™ to new customers.

Services

Services income for the year ended June 30, 2014 were $20,424,534 compared to $22,542,545 for the year ended June 30, 2013 reflecting a decrease of $2,118,011. Service revenue is derived from services provided to both current customers as well as services provided to new customers as part of the implementation process. During the year ended June 30, 2014, our current customers continued to request changes/customizations for their current systems.  However, due to the decline in license revenue, the services associated with implementing new systems declined significantly, which adversely impacted our services revenue for the year.

 
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Service revenue related to change requests and other services was $17.4MM or 85% of total service revenue and $18.0MM or 80% of total service revenue for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.  Service revenue related to implementations and configurations was $3.0MM or 15% of total service revenue and $4.5MM or 20% of total services revenue for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Gross Profit

The gross profit was $8,664,463, for the year ended June 30, 2014 as compared with $29,547,724 for the year ended June 30, 2013. This is a decrease of 70.68% or $20,883,261. The gross profit percentage for the year ended June 30, 2014 also decreased to 23.81% from 59.27% for the year ended June 30, 2013.  The decrease in the gross profit is due to a decrease in revenues and an increase in the cost of sales.  The cost of sales was $27,720,340 for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared to $20,301,739 for the year ended June 30, 2013. As a percentage of sales, cost of sales increased from 40.73% for the year ended June 30, 2013 to 76.19% for the year ended June 30, 2014.

Salaries and consultant fees increased by $4,364,824 from $11,256,982 for the year ended June 30, 2013 to $15,621,806 for the year ended June 30, 2014.  The increase in salaries and consultant fees is due to the hiring and training of technical employees at key locations including Pakistan, Thailand, China and North America as we anticipate new projects associated with NFS Ascent™.  In order to prepare for growth with our new product NFS AscentTM, we have continued to focus on hiring technical personnel.  We had 657, 832 and 1,042 technical employees as of June 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.  As a percentage of sales, salaries and consultant expense increased from 22.58% for the year ended June 30, 2013 to 42.93% for the year ended June 30, 2014. We anticipate hiring approximately 150 technical employees during fiscal year 2015.

Depreciation and amortization expense increased to $6,844,588 compared to $3,666,102 for the year ended June 30, 2013 or an increase of $3,178,486. Depreciation and amortization expense increased as we began amortizing the product licenses costs that had been capitalized related to the NFS Ascent™ development.  Due to our emphasis on NFS Ascent™, we decided to discontinue two software products, and we fully amortized them as of June 30, 2014.  Included in the $6.8MM depreciation and amortization expense is approximately $1.4MM of amortization for these products.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $21,754,296 for the year ended June 30, 2014 as compared to $16,096,079, for the year ended June 30, 2013 or an increase of 35.15% or $5,658,217. As a percentage of sales, it increased from 32.29% to 59.79%.  The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the increase in selling and marketing expenses of $1,184,305 or 34.96% and an increase in general and administrative expenses of $3,915,513 or 36%.

The increase in selling and marketing expenses is due to the increase in our salaries and commissions, travel expenses, and business development costs to market and sell NFS Ascent™ globally. We increased the number of sales and marketing  employees from 52 at June 30, 2013 to 63 at June 30, 2014.

The increase in general and administrative expenses is primarily due an increase in salaries of approximately $2.4MM due to annual raises, hiring of additional employees, cash bonuses, share grants, and options, an increase in bad debts of approximately $608,000, an increase in legal fees of approximately $360,000 and an impairment of goodwill of $137,000.
 
Income/Loss from Operations

Loss from operations was $13,089,833 compared to income of $13,451,645 for the year ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. This represents a decrease of $26,541,478 for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared with the year ended June 30, 2013.  As a percentage of sales, net loss from operations was 35.98% for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared to net income of 26.98% for the year ended June 30, 2013.

Other Income and Expenses

Other expenses were $668,359 for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared to income of $887,586 for the year ended June 30, 2013. The main reason for this shift to expense compared to other income in 2013 is the strength of the foreign currencies against the US dollar. For the year ended June 30, 2013, the Pak Rupee and the Thai Baht, along with other currencies, had greatly depreciated against the US dollar, and as a result, we  recorded an exchange gain of $1,367,448 whereas the overall exchange gain remained at $50,777 for the year ended June 30, 2014.
 
 
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Discontinued Operations
 
For the year ended June 30, 2014, net income from discontinued operations after adjusting the gain on disposal was $1,158,752 compared to a loss of $1,785,750 for the year ended June 30, 2013.  On March 31, 2014, we sold 100% of our stock in Vroozi, Inc. for a purchase price of $2,716,050 and recognized a $1,870,871 gain on the sale.  We reclassified Vroozi’s net loss for the periods presented from continuing operations to discontinued operations.

Net Income/Loss

Net loss was $11,356,047 for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared to net income of $7,863,143 for the year ended June 30, 2013.  This is a decrease of $19,219,190 compared to the prior year. Net loss per share, basic and diluted, was $1.25 for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared to net income per share, basic and diluted, of $0.96 and $0.95 for the year ended June 30, 2013.
  
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

We note that our cash position was $11,462,695 at June 30, 2014, compared to $7,874,318 at June 30, 2013.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $18,634,902 for the year ended June 30, 2014 compared to $13,845,819 for the year ended June 30, 2013. At June 30, 2014, we had current assets of $26,862,560 and current liabilities of $14,613,515. We had accounts receivable of $7,635,775 at June 30, 2014 compared to $14,684,212 at June 30, 2013.  We had revenues in excess of billings of $2,377,367 at June 30, 2014 compared to $15,367,198 at June 30, 2013.  During the year ended June 30, 2014, our revenues in excess of billings were reclassified to accounts receivable pursuant to billing requirements detailed in each contract. The combined totals for accounts receivable and revenues in excess of billings decreased $20,038,268 from $30,051,410 at June 30, 2013 to $10,013,142 at June 30, 2014. The decrease is due to our efforts to collect these balances as they become due and a decrease in license and service revenue. Accounts payable and accrued expenses, and current portions of loans and lease obligations amounted to $5,234,887 and $5,791,258, respectively at June 30, 2014. The average days sales outstanding for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 were 201 days for each year. The days sales outstanding have been calculated by taking into consideration the average combined balances of accounts receivable and revenue in excess of billings.

Net cash used by investing activities amounted to $14,739,798 for the year ended June 30, 2014, compared to $14,472,252 for the year ended June 30, 2013. We had net purchases of property and equipment of $13,236,136 compared to $8,958,876 for the comparable period last fiscal year. The increase in intangible assets which represents amounts capitalized for the development of new products was $3,385,151 for the year ended June 30, 2014 and $4,832,459 for the year ended June 30, 2013. The company also received $1,810,700 for the sale of Vroozi.

Net cash used in financing activities was $233,144 and the net cash provided by financing activities was $1,690,794 for the years ended June 30, 2014, and 2013, respectively. The year ended June 30, 2014 included the cash inflow of $709,436 from the exercising of stock options and warrants compared to $2,537,712 for the year ended June 30, 2013. During the year ended June 30, 2014, we had net payments for bank loans and capital leases of $2,880,840 compared to $630,714 for the year ended June 30, 2013. We are operating in various geographical regions of the world through its various subsidiaries. Those subsidiaries have financial arrangements from various financial institutions to meet both their short and long term funding requirements. These loans will become due at different maturity dates as described in Note No. 12 of the financial statements. We are in compliance with the covenants of the financial arrangements and there is no default, whatsoever, which may lead to early payment of these obligations. We anticipate paying back all these obligations on their respective due dates from its own sources.

We typically fund the cash requirements for our operations in the U.S. through our license, services, and maintenance agreements, intercompany charges for corporate services, and through the exercise of options and warrants.  As of June 30, 2014, we had approximately $11.46 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of which approximately $8.4 million is held by our foreign subsidiaries.  As of June 30, 2013, we had approximately $7.87 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of which approximately $4.77 million is held by our foreign subsidiaries. We intend to permanently reinvest these funds outside the U.S., and therefore, we do not anticipate repatriating undistributed earnings from our non-U.S. operations.  If funds from foreign operations are required to fund U.S. operations in the future and if U.S. tax has not previously been provided, we would be required to accrue and pay additional U.S. taxes to repatriate these funds.

We remain open to strategic relationships that would provide value added benefits. The focus will remain on continuously improving cash reserves internally and reduced reliance on external capital raise.

As a growing company, we have on-going capital expenditure needs based on our short term and long term business plans. Although our requirements for capital expenses vary from time to time, for the next 12 months, we anticipate needing working capital of $2.5 to $3.5 million for APAC, US and Europe new business development activities and infrastructure enhancements.

 
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While there is no guarantee that any of these methods will result in raising sufficient funds to meet our capital needs or that even if available will be on terms acceptable to us, we will be very cautious and prudent about any new capital raise given the global market uncertainties.  However, we are very conscious of the dilutive effect and price pressures in raising equity-based capital.

Financial Covenants

Our UK based subsidiary, NTE, has an approved overdraft facility of £300,000 ($511,440) which requires that the aggregate amount of invoiced trade debtors (net of provisions for bad and doubtful debts and excluding intra-group debtors) of NTE, not exceeding 90 days old, will not be less than an amount equal to 200% of the facility. NTE had been granted another credit facility of £1,000,000 ($1,704,800) for the acquisition VLS. This facility requires that NTE’s adjusted tangible net worth would not be less than £600,000. For this purpose, adjusted tangible net worth means shareholders’ funds less intangible assets plus non-redeemable preference shares. In addition, NTE’s cash debt service coverage would not fall below 150% of the aggregate debt service cost.  The Pakistani subsidiary, NetSol PK has an approved facility for both export refinance and term finance from Askari Bank Limited amounting to Rupees 262.5 million ($3,018,000) which requires NTPK to maintain a long term debt equity ratio of 60:40 and the current ratio of 1:1.

As of the date of this report, we are in compliance with the financial covenants associated with our borrowings. The maturity dates of the borrowings of respective subsidiaries may accelerate if they do not comply with these covenants. In case of any change in control in subsidiaries, they may have to repay their respective credit facilities.

Dividends and Redemption

It has been our policy to invest earnings in growth rather than distribute earnings as common stock dividends. This policy, under which common stock dividends have not been paid since our inception is expected to continue, but is subject to regular review by the Board of Directors.

 
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Contractual Obligations

Our significant contractual obligations are as follows:
 
   
Payment due by period
 
Contractual Obligation
 
Total
   
Less than
1 year
   
1-3 Years
   
3-5 Years
   
More than 5
years
 
                               
Debt Obligations
                             
Term Finance Facility
  $ 632,527     $ 253,011     $ 253,011     $ 126,505     $ -  
HSBC Loan
    835,899       346,138       489,761       0       -  
D&O Insurance
    54,547       54,547       -       -       -  
Habib Bank Line of Credit
    2,438,844       2,438,844       -       -       -  
Bank Overdraft Facility
    -       -       -       -       -  
Bank Loan
    2,024,087       2,024,087       -       -       -  
Loan from Related Party
    322,600       194,740       127,860                  
Capital Lease Obligations
                                    -  
Subsidiary Capital Leases
    1,014,834       479,891       534,943               -  
                                      -  
Operating Lease Obligations
                                    -  
Non-cancellable operating lease
    3,092,282       896,624       1,518,149       429,605       247,904  
                                      -  
 Total
  $ 10,415,620     $ 6,687,882     $ 2,923,724     $ 556,110     $ 247,904  

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
We do not maintain any off-balance sheet arrangements, transactions, obligations or other relationships with unconsolidated entities that would be expected to have a material current or future effect upon our financial condition or results of operations.
 
 
ITEM 7A.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
We are exposed to financial market risks, including changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates.
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Risk
 
Economic Exposure
 
We transact business in various foreign currencies and have significant international revenues, as well as costs denominated in foreign currencies. This exposes us to the risk of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. Since majority of the operations of the company are based in the Asia Pacific region where Pak Rupee is continuously losing its value against the US Dollar and we don’t have any imports, therefore, we believe it is counter-productive to hedge this exposure. Devaluation of Pak Rupee results in foreign exchange gain to the company.
 
Transaction Exposure
 
Our exposure to foreign currency transaction gains and losses is the result of certain net receivables due from our foreign subsidiaries and customers being denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of the subsidiary, primarily the Euro, Yuan, Baht and Pak Rupee. Our foreign subsidiaries conduct their businesses in local currency. Since majority of the operations of the Company are based in the Asia Pacific region where Pak Rupee is continuously losing its value against the US Dollar and we don’t have any imports, therefore, we believe it is counter-productive to hedge this exposure.
 
 
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ITEM 8.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

The Consolidated Financial Statements that constitute Item 8 are included at the end of this report on page F-1.
 
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

NetSol’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013, did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles.

In connection with the audit of NetSol's financial statements for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013, there were no disagreements, disputes, or differences of opinion with Kabani & Company on any matters of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope and procedures, which, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Kabani & Company would have caused Kabani & Company to make reference to the matter in its report.

ITEM 9A.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K.   Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
 
Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
Our management has the responsibility to establish and maintain adequate internal controls over our financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Our internal controls are designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of our financial reporting and the preparation of our external financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
 
Due to inherent limitations of any internal control system, management acknowledges that there are limitations as to the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting and therefore recognize that only reasonable assurance can be gained from any internal control system. Accordingly, our internal control system may not detect or prevent material misstatements in our financial statements and projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
 
Under the supervision and participation of management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we have performed an assessment of the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting as of June 30, 2014. This assessment was based on the criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework, issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on the results of our assessment, the Company has determined that as of June 30, 2014 the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, that have materially affected, or are reasonable likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a – 15(f) and 15d – 15(f)).
 
ITEM 9B.                      OTHER INFORMATION

NONE
 
 
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PART III

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, requires that the Company's directors and executive officers and persons owning more than 10% of the outstanding Common Stock, file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Executive officers, directors and beneficial owners of more than 10% of the Company's Common Stock are required by SEC regulation to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.

Based solely on copies of such forms furnished as provided above, or written representations that no such forms were required, the Company believes that during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to its executive officers, directors and beneficial owners of more than 10% of its Common Stock were complied with.

CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Board of Directors

At the 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting, a seven member board stood for election.  The members were elected and, according to the bylaws of the company shall retain their position as directors until the next meeting.  The board of directors is made up of:  Mr. Najeeb U. Ghauri, Mr. Eugen Beckert, Mr. Naeem U. Ghauri, Mr. Shahid Burki, Mr. Mark Caton, Mr. Jeffrey Bilbrey and Mr. Asad Ghauri.

Committees

The Audit committee is made up of Mr. Burki as Chairman, and Mr. Caton, Mr. Beckert and Mr. Bilbrey as members.  The Compensation committee consists of Mr. Caton as its Chairman and Mr. Beckert, Mr. Burki and, Mr. Bilbrey as its members.  The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee consists of Mr. Beckert as Chairman and Mr. Burki, Mr. Caton and Mr. Bilbrey as its members.

The table below provides the membership for each of the committees during Fiscal Year 2014.
Director
 
Audit
Committee
 
Compensation
Committee
 
Nominating
and Corporate
Governance
Committee
                         
Najeeb Ghauri
                       
Naeem Ghauri
                       
Asad Ghauri *
                       
Shahid J. Burki (I)
   
X
 (C)
   
X
     
   X
 
Eugen Beckert (I)
   
X
     
X
     
X
 (C)
Mark Caton (I)
   
X
     
X
 (C)
   
X
 
Jeffrey Bilbrey (I)
   
X
     
X
     
    X
 
 
     
(I)
 
Denotes an independent director.
(C)
*
 
Denotes the Chairperson of the committee.
Mr. Salim Ghauri did not stand for re-election to the board and was not a member of any of the committees.  Mr. Asad Ghauri was elected to the board in June 2014.  He is not a member of any of the committees.

 
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DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The following table sets forth the names and ages of the current directors and executive officers of the Company, the principal offices and positions with the Company held by each person and the date such person became a director or executive officer of the Company. The Board of Directors elects the executive officers of the Company annually. Each year the stockholders elect the Board of Directors. The executive officers serve terms varying terms until their death, resignation or removal by the Board of Directors. In addition, there was no arrangement or understanding between any executive officer and any other person pursuant to which any person was selected as an executive officer.

The directors and executive officers of the Company are as follows:

Name
Year First Elected
As an Officer or
Director
Age
Position Held with the
Registrant
Family Relationship
Najeeb Ghauri
1997
60
Chief Executive Officer,
Chairman and Director
Brother to Naeem Ghauri
Roger Almond
2013
49
Chief Financial Officer
None
Patti L. W. McGlasson
2004
49
Sr. V.P., Legal and Corporate
Affairs; Secretary, General
Counsel
None
Naeem Ghauri
1999
57
Director
Brother to Najeeb Ghauri
Boo-Ali Siddiqui
2009
39
Chief Accounting Officer
None
Shahid Javed Burki
2000
75
Director
None
Eugen Beckert
2001
67
Director
None
Mark Caton
2002
65
Director
None
Jeffrey Bilbrey
2013
43
Director
None
Asad Ghauri*
2014
37
Director
Nephew of Najeeb & Naeem Ghauri
 
*Mr. Salim Ghauri did not stand for re-election to the board. Mr. Asad Ghauri was elected to the board in June 2014.

Business Experience of Officers and Directors:

NAJEEB U. GHAURI is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of NetSol Technologies, Inc.  Najeeb, has been a Director of the Company since 1997, Chairman since 2003 and Chief Executive Officer since October 2006, and is the founder of NetSol Technologies, Inc.

Najeeb oversees all seven subsidiaries of NetSol as well as the parent company in seven different locations worldwide.   As CEO, Mr. Najeeb Ghauri is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Company, as well as analyzing and developing plans to drive the Company's overall growth and nurture new business.   With approximately 1,380 employees worldwide, under his leadership, NetSol has matured into a well-recognized name in the industry.

Prior to joining NetSol, Najeeb was part of the marketing team of Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) (now acquired by BP), a Fortune 500 company, from 1987-1997. Prior to ARCO, he spent nearly five years with Unilever as brand and sales manager. Najeeb received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Economics from Eastern Illinois University in 1979, and his M.B.A. in Marketing Management from Claremont Graduate School in California in 1981.  

Najeeb was elected Vice Chairman of US Pakistan Business Council in 2006, a Washington D.C. based council of US Chamber of Commerce. Najeeb Ghauri served as Vice Chairman of US Pakistan Business Council for two terms in 2006 and 2012. He is also very active in several philanthropic activities in emerging markets and is a founding director of Pakistan Human Development Fund, a non-profit organization, a partnership with UNDP to promote literacy, health services and poverty alleviation in Pakistan.

Mr. Najeeb Ghauri holds a director seat in Atheeb NetSol Ltd., located in Saudi Arabia; NetSol Technologies, Ltd., Lahore, Pakistan; and DNA Health Corporation, a start-up health care business located in Maryland.

 
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ROGER ALMOND was appointed Chief Financial Officer on September 9, 2013.

Since 2007, Roger Almond held the position of Senior Manager at Pickard & Green Certified Public Accountants where he and his team was responsible for assisting national and international companies in their financial reporting requirements to the SEC.  Roger Almond’s duties also included overseeing multiple entity consolidations, converting financial data to US GAAP, preparing financials statements, footnotes and MD&A.  Prior to his current position, Roger Almond held the position of Assurance Manager at Grant Thornton LLP, in Los Angeles, California from 2003-2006; and from November 1999 to August 2003, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Keysor Century Corporation located in Saugus, California.

Roger Almond received his BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1991 and he is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California. He has also completed executive management courses at UCLA in 2001.

BOO-ALI SIDDIQUI served as NetSol’s Chief Accounting Officer since September 2013 to present and as  NetSol's Chief Financial Officer from April 2009 to September 2013. 

From September 2013, Mr. Siddiqui serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of NetSol Technologies Ltd. Located in Lahore, managing the finances of all companies in the Asia group, a position he has held since 2005.

Prior to joining NetSol, he served as Deputy Registrar of Companies for the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and as Senior Manager, Audit and Tax, for Ehtisham & Co., Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Siddiqui holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore, University of The Punjab, Pakistan, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (FCA), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Managers (FICS) and the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (FPFA). He is also member of the Institute for Internal Controls USA and the Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan. He completed his four years articleship from Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Company a renowned accounting firm in Pakistan representing Ernst & Young International.

PATTI L. W.  MCGLASSON joined NetSol as General Counsel in January 2004 and was elected to the position of Secretary in March 2004.  She was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs in 2013.

In the role of General Counsel, McGlasson is responsible for leading NetSol’s legal department company-wide.  McGlasson is also responsible for the implementation of the Company’s internal corporate governance and policy plans, ethics and business conduct.  McGlasson oversees all board meetings in her executive position as corporate secretary.

McGlasson has more than 22 years of experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, business and cross-border transactions and securities law.  Prior to joining NetSol, Patti  practiced at Vogt & Resnick, law corporation. Ms. McGlasson was admitted to practice in California in 1991.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1987 from the University of California, San Diego and, her Juris Doctor and Masters in Law in Transnational Business from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1991 and 1993, respectively.  As part of her Masters in Law in Transnational Business, she interned at the law firm of Loeff Claeys Verbeke in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1991.

NAEEM GHAURI has been a Director of the Company since 1999 and was the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from August 2001 to October 2006.

Naeem Ghauri serves as the Managing Director of NetSol (UK) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company located in London, England. He is also the director of the Global Sales group. Naeem has been instrumental in numerous profitable acquisitions worldwide including VLS, Vroozi™ and NetSol Technologies Europe, Ltd. .

Prior to joining the Company, Naeem was Project Director for Mercedes-Benz Finance Ltd., from 1994-1999. Naeem supervised over 200 project managers, developers, analysis and users in nine European Countries.  Naeem earned his degree in Computer Science from Brighton University, England.   Mr. Ghauri serves on the board of NetSol Technologies Europe, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company.

 
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EUGEN BECKERT was appointed to the Board of Directors in August 2001.

Early in his career, Mr. Beckert worked in the technologies and systems development at Mercedes-Benz AG/Daimler Benz AG. In 1992, he was appointed director of Global IT (CIO) for Debis Financial Services, the services division of Daimler Benz. From 1996 to 2000, he acted as director of Processes and Systems (CIO) for Financial Services of DaimlerChrysler Asia Pacific Services.  During this period, he was instrumental in the development of NetSol’s  LeaseSoft (now NFS) and its introduction to several countries as a pilot customer.  From 2001 to 2004, he served as Vice President of the Japanese company of DaimlerChrysler Services.  Mr. Beckert retired from DaimlerChrysler in November 2006.

A native of Germany, Mr. Beckert received his masters in Engineering and Economics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Mr. Beckert is chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

SHAHID JAVED BURKI was first appointed to the Board of Directors in February 2003.

Mr. Burki enjoyed a distinguished career with the World Bank from 1974 to 1999 where he held a number of senior positions including Chief of Policy Planning (1974-1981); Director of International Relations Department (1981-1987); Director of China Department (1987-1994); and Vice President of Latin America and the Caribbean Region (1994-1999). Upon taking early retirement from the Bank, he became the Chief Executive Officer of EMP Financial Advisors, a consulting company linked with the Washington based EMP Global, a private equity firm and continued that tenure until 2005. He is currently Chairman of the Institute of Public Policy, a think tank associated with the Beacon house National University, Lahore, Pakistan. He also spends some time each year as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National Singapore University. In 1996-97 he took leave of absence from the World Bank to take up the position of Finance Minister of Pakistan.

Mr. Burki was educated at Government College, Lahore from where he received M.Sc. in Physics; at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar from where he received M.A. (Hons) in Economics; at Harvard University as a Mason Fellow from where he received M.P.A. and also studied for Ph.D. in Economics (not completed). In 1997, he received a Diploma in Advanced Management from Harvard University’s Business School.  Mr. Burki has authored several books and articles on development issues including: Study of Chinese Communes (Harvard University Press, 1969); Pakistan Under Bhutto (Macmillan, 1990); Changing Perceptions, Altered Reality: Pakistan’s Economy Under Musharraf, 1999-2006 (Oxford University Press, 2007); Pakistan Historical Dictionary, (London, Scare Crow Press); South Asia in  the New World Order, (Routledge, London); and Pakistan Moving the Economy Forward (Lakore School of Economics, Lakore).

Mr. Burki is a chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.  Mr. Burki is the Company’s Financial Expert on the Audit Committee.

MARK CATON joined the board of directors in 2007. 

Mark Caton is currently Vice President of Ciena Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company. He is also the President of Centela Systems, Inc. a distributor of computer peripheral solutions in the multimedia and digital electronic market segment, a position he has held since 2003.  Prior to joining Centela, Mr. Caton was President of NetSol Technologies USA, responsible for US sales, from June 2002 to December 2003. He was employed by ePlus from 1997 to 2002 as Senior Account Representative. He was a member of the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors and served on the Board of Directors of NetSol from 2002-2003. Mr. Caton is a Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees. Mr. Caton received his BA from UCLA in psychology in 1971.

JEFFREY BILBREY joined the Board of Directors in March 2013 to fill a vacancy and was duly elected at the annual shareholders meeting on May 29, 2013.
 
Jeffrey Bilbrey is currently Vice President of Information Services for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and is responsible for leading a highly talented IS group in providing technology solutions that improve patient care and safety and assist in winning the fight against cancer every day.  Prior to CTCA, Bilbrey served as Sr. Vice President, Technology Operations, for the Innovation Group where he was a member of the technology board, guiding the strategic planning for technology products across seven countries.  Additionally, his experience includes founding and leading a strategic IT consulting firm, advising on product launches, building an offshore outsourcing operation from the ground up, and leading multi-million multidisciplinary transformational programs. Jeffrey Bilbrey received his BS in Management Information System from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in 1994.

 
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ASAD GHAURI was elected to the board of directors in June 2014.

Mr. Asad Ghauri is the President of Asia Pacific where he oversees the sales, marketing and product development programs for all new and existing markets and has held this position since 2011.   Mr. Asad Ghauri joined NetSol in 2004 as an associate business analyst where he assisted in demonstrating new products and applications to potential and new customers.  From 2008-2011, Mr. Ghauri was the Senior Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific where he conducted research, aligned product offerings with customer requirements to produce the most desired results for customers and the most competitive prices.  He devised processes that would streamline sales goals, increase efficiency and decrease aggregate expenses. Mr. Ghauri earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information System from James Madison University in Virginia in 2002.
 
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
 
The Company adopted its Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, as amended and restated on September 9, 2013, applicable to every officer, director and employee of the Company, including, but not limited to the Company’s principal executive officer, principal financial officer, and principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions.  Our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics has been posted on our website and may be viewed at www.netsoltech.com/us/investors/corporate-governance/lang/en .
 
Audit Committee
 
The Company has an audit committee whose members are the independent directors of the Company, specifically, Mr. Beckert, Mr. Burki Mr. Caton and Mr. Bilbrey. Mr. Burki is the current chairman of the audit committee.
 
Audit Committee Financial Expert
 
The Company has identified its audit chairperson, Mr. Shahid Javed Burki as its audit committee financial expert. Mr. Burki is an independent board member as the term is defined in the Nasdaq Listing Rules. Mr. Burki’s experience as Finance Minister of Pakistan, Chief Executive Officer of EMP Financial Advisors, his various roles at the World Bank, and his tenure as both an audit committee member and chair for the Company, provides him with an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting. Additionally, this experience provides an ability to assess the general application of accounting principles in connection with the accounting for estimates, accruals and reserves; experience analyzing financial statements that were comparable in the breadth and complexity of issues that can be reasonably expected to be raised by the Company’s financial statements; an understanding of internal control over financial reporting; and an understanding of audit committee functions.
 
ITEM 11- EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
 
NetSol Technologies’ Named Executive Officers, a group comprised of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Accounting Officer and the Secretary and General Counsel in the 2013-2014 fiscal year are the following individuals:
 
Najeeb Ghauri   Chief Executive Officer
Roger K. Almond   Chief Financial Officer
Boo-Ali Siddiqui   Chief Accounting Officer
Patti L. W. McGlasson   Sr. V.P. Legal and Corporate Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel
 
Compensation Philosophy and Objectives

The Compensation Committee believes that the most effective executive compensation program is one that is designed to reward the achievement of specific annual, long-term and strategic goals by the Company, and which aligns executives’ interests with those of the stockholders by rewarding performance at or above established goals, with the ultimate objective of increasing stockholder value. The philosophy of the Compensation Committee is to evaluate both performance and compensation to ensure that we maintain our ability to attract and retain superior employees in key positions and that compensation provided to key employees remains competitive relative to the compensation paid to similarly situated executives of our peer companies. To that end, the Compensation Committee believes executive compensation packages should include both cash and equity-based compensation that reward performance as measured against established goals.

 
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Setting Executive Compensation

Management develops our compensation plans by utilizing publicly available compensation data in the media services and technology industries. We believe that the practices of these groups of companies provide us with appropriate compensation benchmarks, because these groups of companies are in similar businesses and tend to compete with us for executives and other employees. For benchmarking executive compensation, we typically review the compensation data we have collected from these groups of companies, as well as a subset of the data from those companies that have a similar number of employees as the Company. The Compensation Committee has determined to utilize the services of a consultant for purposes of comparing our compensation program with similarly situated companies in like industries.  The recommendations of these consultants will be utilized by the Committee in determining the appropriate compensation packages.  While these consultants may make general recommendations about the size and components of compensation, we anticipate our philosophy to continue on the basis of a pay-for-performance philosophy.

Based on management's analyses and recommendations, the Compensation Committee has approved a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy, which is intended to establish base salaries and total executive compensation (taking into consideration the executive's experience and abilities) that are competitive with those companies with a similar number of employees represented in the compensation data we review.
 
We work within the framework of this pay-for-performance compensation philosophy to determine each component of an executive's initial compensation package based on numerous factors, including:
 
 The individual's particular background, track record and circumstances, including training and prior relevant work experience;

 The individual's role with us and the compensation paid to similar persons in the companies represented in the compensation data that we review;

• The demand for individuals with the individual's specific expertise and experience;

 Performance goals and other expectations for the position; and,
 
Uniqueness of industry skills.
 
The terms of each executive officer's compensation are derived from employment agreements negotiated between the Company and the executive. Each executive's employment agreement is generally negotiated to cover a one to three-year period, and prescribes the base salary and other annual payments, if any, to the executive. Employment agreements for all executive officers are approved by the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee. Employment agreements for other executives are approved by the Company's Chief Executive Officer.
 
2014 Executive Compensation Components
 
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, the principal components of compensation that our named executive officers were eligible to receive were:
 
 Base salary;
Long Term Equity Incentive Compensation;
Performance-based incentive compensation (discretionary bonus); and,
 Perquisites and other personal benefits.
 
Base Salary
 
An executive's base salary is evaluated together with components of the executive's other compensation to ensure that the executive's total compensation is consistent with our overall compensation philosophy.
 
 
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The base salaries were established in arms-length negotiations between the executive and the Company, taking into account their extensive experience, knowledge of the industry, track record, and achievements on behalf of the Company.
 
Base salaries are adjusted annually by the Compensation Committee.  As of June 30, 2013, the annual review had not been completed and annual adjustments had not occurred.
 
Annual Bonus
 
Our compensation program includes eligibility for bonuses as rewarded by the Compensation Committee. All executives are eligible for annual performance-based cash bonuses in accordance with Company policies. The compensation committee takes into consideration the executive’s performance during the previous year to determine eligibility for discretionary bonuses.  Further, the compensation committee will review, if applicable, the performance criteria set forth in an executive’s previous year’s agreement and will determine if the executive has met such criteria in order to achieve the bonus.  The Company’s bonus criteria at the executive management level, is typically based on a gross revenue and per share profit targets.
 
Long-Term Equity Incentive Compensation
 
We believe that long-term performance is achieved through an ownership culture that encourages long-term participation by our executives in equity-based awards. Our various Employee Stock Option Plans allow us to grant stock options to employees. We currently make initial equity awards of stock options to new executives and certain non-executive employees in connection with their employment with the Company. Annual grants of options, if any, are approved by the Compensation Committee.
 
Equity Incentives.    Executives, certain non-executive employees, and directors who join us may be awarded stock awards and/or stock option grants after they join the Company. These grants have an exercise price equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the grant date. Such awards are intended to provide the executive with incentive to build value in the organization over an extended period of time. The size of the stock option award is also reviewed in light of the executive's track record, base salary, other compensation and other factors to ensure that the executive's total compensation is in line with our overall compensation philosophy.  A review of all components of compensation is conducted when determining equity awards to ensure that total compensation conforms to our overall philosophy and objectives.
 
Equity incentives provided to executives are determined by the Fair Market Value of our common stock on the grant date were provided to the executives as an adjustment of their overall compensation while taking in to account the need to continue to incentivize the executive to build value in the organization. Each executive’s stock award was based on an analysis of the Compensation Committee of an appropriate overall cash compensation for each individual taking into account their position and compensation at similarly situated companies.  Each executive’s stock award was based on a desired overall compensation cash value less the base salary as approved by the Compensation Committee.
 
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits
 
We provide named executive officers with perquisites and other personal benefits that we believe are reasonable and consistent with our overall compensation program to better enable the Company to attract and retain superior employees for key positions. The Compensation Committee periodically reviews the levels of perquisites and other personal benefits provided to executive officers.
 
We maintain benefits and perquisites that are offered to all employees, including health insurance and dental insurance.   Benefits and perquisites may vary in different country locations and are consistent with local practices and regulations.
 
Termination Based Compensation
 
Upon termination of employment, all executive officers with a written employment agreement are entitled to receive severance payments under their employment agreements. In determining whether to approve, and as part of the process of setting the terms of, such severance arrangements, the Compensation Committee recognizes that executives and officers often face challenges securing new employment following termination.  Further, the Committee recognizes that many of the named executives and officers have participated in the Company since its founding and that this participation has not resulted in a return on their investments.  Termination and Change in Control Payments considered both the risk and the dedication of these executives’ service to the Company.
 
 
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Our Chief Executive Officer has an employment agreement that provides, if his employment is terminated without cause or if the executive terminates the agreement with Good Reason, he is entitled to (a) all remaining salary to the end of the date of termination, plus salary from the end of the employment term through the end of the fourth anniversary of the date of termination, and (b) the continuation by the Company of medical and dental insurance coverage for him and his family until the end of the employment term and through the end of the fourth anniversary of the date of termination.  Provided, however, if such benefits cannot be continued for this extended period, the Executive shall receive cash (including a tax-equivalency payment for Federal, state and local income and payroll taxes assuming Executive is in the maximum tax bracket for all such purposes) where such benefits may not be continued.  These agreements further provide for vesting of all options and restrictive stock grants, if any.
 
Our Chief Accounting Officer has an employment agreement that provides, if his employment is terminated without cause or if the executive terminates the agreement with Good Reason, he is entitled to (a) all remaining salary to the end of the date of termination, plus salary from the end of the employment term through the end of the second anniversary of the date of termination, and (b) the continuation by the Company of medical and dental insurance coverage for him and his family until the end of the employment term and through the end of the second anniversary from the date of termination.  Provided, however, if such benefits cannot be continued for this extended period, the Executive shall receive cash (including a tax-equivalency payment for Federal, state and local income and payroll taxes assuming Executive is in the maximum tax bracket for all such purposes) where such benefits may not be continued.  These agreements further provide for vesting of all options and restrictive stock grants, if any.
 
The Secretary of the Company has an employment agreement that provides, if she is terminated without cause or if the executive terminates the agreement with Good Reason, she is entitled to (a) all remaining salary to the end of the date of termination, plus salary from the end of the employment term through the end of the second anniversary of the date of termination, and (b) the continuation by the Company of medical and dental insurance coverage for her and her family until the end of the employment term and through the end of the second anniversary of the date of termination.  Provided, however, if such benefits cannot be continued for this extended period, the Executive shall receive cash (including a tax-equivalency payment for Federal, state and local income and payroll taxes assuming Executive is in the maximum tax bracket for all such purposes) where such benefits may not be continued.  These agreements further provide for vesting of all options and restrictive stock grants, if any.
 
Tax and Accounting Implications
 
Deductibility of Executive Compensation
 
As part of its role, the Compensation Committee reviews and considers the deductibility of executive compensation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides that we may not deduct compensation of more than $1,000,000 that is paid to certain individuals. We believe that compensation paid under the management incentive plans is generally fully deductible for federal income tax purposes.
 
Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
 
Commencing on July 1, 2006, we began accounting for stock-based payments, including awards under our Employee Stock Option Plans, in accordance with the of Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation.
 
Summary Compensation

The following table shows the compensation for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013, earned by our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, our Chief Financial Officer who is our Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, and others considered to be executive officers of the Company.

 
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  Name and Principle Position
 
Fiscal Year
Ended
 
 
Salary ($)
 
   
Bonus ($)
 
   
Stock
Awards ($)
(1)
   
Option
Awards ($)
 
     
All Other
Compensation
($)
     
Total ($)
 
 
  Najeeb Ghauri
2014
  $ 474,000     $ 166,667     $ 407,600     $ 248,996 (2)     $ 68,139 (3)     $ 1,365,402  
  CEO & Chairman
2013
  $ 393,750     $ -     $ -         (2)     $ 75,141 (3)     $ 468,891  
 
2012
  $ 389,063     $ -     $ 32,500     $ 225,093       $ 78,884       $ 725,540  
  Roger K Almond
2014
  $ 90,400     $ -     $ 19,400     $ -       $ -       $ 109,800  
  Chief Financial Officer
2013
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -       $ -       $ -  
 
2012
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -       $ -       $ -  
  Boo-Ali Siddiqui
2014
  $ 125,000     $ -     $ 145,600     $ -       $ -       $ 270,600  
  Chief Accounting Officer
2013
  $ 92,400     $ -     $ 6,850     $ -       $ -       $ 99,250  
 
2012
  $ 90,300     $ -     $ 17,875     $ -       $ -       $ 108,175  
  Patti L. W. McGlasson
2014
  $ 171,600     $ 5,000     $ 168,150     $ -       $ 23,270 (4)     $ 368,020  
  Secretary, General Counsel
2013
  $ 143,000     $ -     $ 6,850     $ -       $ 23,947 (4)     $ 173,797  
 
2012
  $ 139,750     $ -     $ 17,875     $ -       $ 23,863 (4)     $ 181,488  
 
(1) The stock was awarded as compensation to the officers.  See also Grants of Plan Based Awards.
(2) Consists of 200,000 options, nil options and 50,000 granted during fiscal years ended 2014, 2013 and 2012 respectively.  The options vest quarterly over one year.
(3)  Consists of $36,000, $36,000 and $36,000 paid for automobile and travel allowance, $16,758, $16,758 and $16,758 on account of life insurance and $15,381, $22,383 and $26,126 paid for medical and dental insurance premiums paid by the Company for participation in the health insurance program for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
(4)  Consists of $9,000, $9,000 and $9,000 paid for automobile allowance and $14,270, $14,947 and $14,863 paid for medical and dental insurance premiums for participation in the health insurance program for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
 
Grants of Plan-Based Awards
 
In June, 2014, Mr. Najeeb Ghauri was granted 50,000 shares of common stock of the Company, which vest quarterly. The shares were approved by the Compensation Committee as an incentive for the named officer.
 
In June, 2014, Mr. Boo-Ali Siddiqui and Ms. McGlasson were each granted 10,000 shares of common stock of the Company, which vest quarterly. The shares were approved by the Compensation Committee as an incentive for the named officers.
 
In June, 2014, Mr. Roger Almond was granted 5,000 shares of common stock of the Company. The shares vested immediately and were approved by the Compensation Committee as an incentive for the named officer.
 
In June, 2014, Ms. McGlasson was granted 5,000 shares of common stock of the Company vesting immediately.
 
In July, 2013, Mr. Boo-Ali Siddiqui and Ms. McGlasson were each granted 10,000 shares of common stock of the Company. The shares vested quarterly and were approved by the Compensation Committee as an incentive for the named officers.
 
In July, 2012, Mr. Boo-Ali Siddiqui and Ms. McGlasson were each granted 1,250 shares of common stock of the Company. The shares vested immediately and were approved by the Compensation Committee as an incentive for the named officers.
 
Discussion of Summary Compensation Table
 
The terms of our executive officers' compensation are derived from our employment agreements with them and the annual performance review by our Compensation Committee. The terms of Mr. Najeeb Ghauri’s employment agreement with the Company were the result of negotiations between the Company and the executive and were approved by our Compensation Committee and Board of Directors. The terms of Ms. McGlasson’s and Mr. Siddiqui’s employment agreement with the Company were the result of negotiations between our Chief Executive Officer and the employees and were approved by our Compensation Committee.   The terms of Mr. Almond’s consulting agreement with the Company were the result of negotiations between our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Almond and were approved by our Compensation Committee.
 
 
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Employment Agreement with Najeeb Ghauri
 
Effective January 1, 2007, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with our Chief Executive Officer, Najeeb Ghauri (the “CEO Agreement”). The CEO Agreement was amended effective January 1, 2008, January 1, 2010 July 25, 2013 and again on June 30, 2014.  Changes made in the June 30, 2014 amendment are effective July 1, 2014.  Pursuant to the CEO Agreement, as amended, between Mr. Ghauri and the Company (the "CEO Agreement"), the Company agreed to employ Mr. Ghauri as its Chief Executive Officer for a five year term.   The term of employment automatically renews for 12 additional months unless notice of intent to terminate is received by either party at least 6 months prior to the end of the term.  Under the CEO Agreement, Mr. Ghauri is entitled to an annualized base salary of $497,700 and is eligible for annual bonuses at the discretion of the Compensation Committee.
 
Bonuses may be paid in cash or shares of common stock.  Mr. Ghauri also earns 12,500 shares of common stock for each quarter of service commencing with the first quarter ended September 30, 2014 through the end of the fiscal year.  Mr. Ghauri was granted options to purchase 200,000 shares common stock of which 25% of these options vest at the completion of each quarter.   Mr. Ghauri is entitled to six weeks of paid vacation per calendar year, receives a car allowance totaling $3,000 per month for the term of the CEO Agreement, and the Company shall pay premiums not to exceed $16,600 (or $4,150 quarterly) for life insurance for the Executive.
 
The CEO Agreement also includes provisions respecting severance, non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality obligations. Pursuant to the CEO Agreement, if he terminates his employment for Good Reason (as described below), or, is terminated prior to the end of the employment term by the Company other than for Cause (as described below) or death, he shall be entitled to all remaining salary from the termination date until 48 months thereafter, at the rate of salary in effect on the date of termination, immediate vesting of all options and, continuation of all health related plan benefits for a period of 48 months. He shall have no obligation to seek other employment and any income so earned shall not reduce the foregoing amounts. If he is terminated by the Company for Cause (as described below), or at the end of the employment term, he shall not be entitled to further compensation. Under the CEO Agreement, Good Reason includes the assignment of duties inconsistent with his title, a material reduction in salary and perquisites, the relocation of the Company's principal office by 30 miles, if the Company asks him to perform any act which is illegal, including the commission of a crime or act of moral turpitude, or a material breach of the CEO Agreement by the Company. Under the CEO Agreement, Cause includes conviction of crime involving moral turpitude, failure to perform his duties to the Company, engaging in activities which are directly competitive to or intentionally injurious to the Company, or any material breach of the CEO Agreement by Mr. Ghauri.
 
The above summary of the CEO Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the CEO Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.  The above summary of the First Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.  The above summary of the Second Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-Q for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.  The above summary of the Third Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed on July 26, 2013.  The above summary of the Fourth Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed on July 3, 2014.
 
Consulting Agreement with Roger K. Almond
 
On September 9, 2013, Mr. Roger K. Almond was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of NetSol Technologies, Inc.  Pursuant to the terms of his consulting agreement with the Company, Mr. Almond shall be paid on an hourly basis at the rate of $100 per hour with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.  The Agreement was amended on September 9, 2014 to extend the term to an additional one year period.
 
Employment Agreement with Boo-Ali Siddiqui
 
Effective April 1, 2010, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with our Chief Accounting Officer, Mr. Boo-Ali Siddiqui. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement between Mr. Siddiqui and the Company (the "CAO Agreement"), the original term of Mr. Siddiqui’s agreement was automatically extended for 30 day periods from March 31, 2011.  According to the terms of the CAO Agreement, as amended, it automatically extends for an additional thirty-six month period unless notice of intent to terminate is received by either party at least two weeks prior to the end of the term. This Agreement was amended on July 25, 2013 and again on June 30, 2014.  Changes made in the June 30, 2014 amendment are effective July 1, 2014.  Under the CAO Agreement, as amended, Mr. Siddiqui is entitled to an annualized base salary of $125,000 and is eligible for annual bonuses at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Siddiqui shall also receive a total of 10,000 shares of common stock to be granted in 25% tranches upon each completion of a quarter of service commencing with the quarter ending September 30, 2014 and continuing until June 30, 2015.
 
 
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The CAO Agreement also includes provisions respecting severance, non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality obligations. Pursuant to the CAO Agreement, if he terminates his employment for Good Reason (as described below), or, is terminated prior to the end of the employment term by the Company other than for Cause (as described below) or death, he shall be entitled to all remaining salary from the termination date until 24 months thereafter, at the rate of salary in effect on the date of termination, immediate vesting of all options and, continuation of all health related plan benefits for a period of 24 months. He shall have no obligation to seek other employment and any income so earned shall not reduce the foregoing amounts. If he is terminated by the Company for Cause (as described below), or at the end of the employment term, he shall not be entitled to further compensation. Under the CAO Agreement, Good Reason includes the assignment of duties inconsistent with his title, a material reduction in salary and perquisites, the relocation of the Company's principal office by 60 miles, if the Company asks him to perform any act which is illegal, including the commission of a crime or act of moral turpitude, or a material breach of the CAO Agreement by the Company. Under the CAO Agreement, Cause includes conviction of crime involving moral turpitude, failure to perform his duties to the Company, engaging in activities which are directly competitive to or intentionally injurious to the Company, or any material breach of the CAO Agreement by Mr. Siddiqui.
 
The above summary of the CAO Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the CAO Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2009.  The above summary of the amendment to the CFO Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed on July 26, 2013 and the amendment filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed on July 3, 2014.
 
Employment Agreement with Patti L. W. McGlasson
 
Effective May 1, 2006, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with our Secretary, General Counsel and Sr. Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Ms. Patti L. W. McGlasson. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement and its related amendments, between Ms. McGlasson and the Company (the "General Counsel Agreement"), the Company agreed to employ Ms. McGlasson as its Secretary and General Counsel from the date of the General Counsel Agreement through June 30, 2017. According to the terms of the General Counsel Agreement, the term of the agreement automatically extends for an additional one year period unless notice of intent to terminate is received by either party at least 6 months prior to the end of the term. The General Counsel Agreement was amended on July 25, 2013 and again on June 30, 2014 (the General Counsel Agreement and all amendments referred to as the “GC Agreement”). Changes made in the June 30, 2014 amendment are effective July 1, 2014. Under the GC Agreement, Ms. McGlasson is entitled to an annualized base salary of $180,180 per annum, 10,000 shares of common stock to be granted in 25% tranches after each quarter of service, and is eligible for annual bonuses at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer.  In addition, Ms. McGlasson is entitled to participate in the Company's stock option plans and, is entitled to six weeks of paid vacation per calendar year.
 
The General Counsel Agreement also includes provisions respecting severance, non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality obligations. Pursuant to the General Counsel Agreement, if she terminates her employment for Good Reason (as described below), or, is terminated prior to the end of the employment term by the Company other than for Cause (as described below) or death, she shall be entitled to all remaining salary from the termination date until 24 months thereafter, at the rate of salary in effect on the date of termination, immediate vesting of all options and, continuation of all health related plan benefits for a period of 24 months. She shall have no obligation to seek other employment and any income so earned shall not reduce the foregoing amounts. If she is terminated by the Company for Cause (as described below), or at the end of the employment term, she shall not be entitled to further compensation. Under the General Counsel Agreement, Good Reason includes the assignment of duties inconsistent with her title, a material reduction in salary and perquisites, the relocation of the Company's principal office by 60 miles, if the Company asks her to perform any act which is illegal, including the commission of a crime or act of moral turpitude, or a material breach of the General Counsel Agreement by the Company. Under the General Counsel Agreement, Cause includes conviction of crime involving moral turpitude, failure to perform her duties to the Company, engaging in activities which are directly competitive to or intentionally injurious to the Company, or any material breach of the General Counsel Agreement by Ms. McGlasson.
 
 
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The above summary of the General Counsel Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the General Counsel Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 on September 27, 2006.  The above summary is also qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment to the General Counsel Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  The above summary is also qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment to the General Counsel Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed on July 26, 2013.  The above summary is also qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment to the General Counsel Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed on July 3, 2014.
 
 
 
 
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Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End
 
The following table shows grants of stock options and grants of unvested stock awards outstanding on June 30, 2014, the last day of our fiscal year, to each of the individuals named in the Summary Compensation Table.
 
NAME
NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
OPTIONS (#)
EXERCISABLE
NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
OPTIONS (#)
UNEXERCISABLE 
OPTION
EXERCISE
PRICE ($) 
 OPTION
EXPIRATION
DATE
  Najeeb Ghauri
30,000
 
6.50
2/12/19
 
50,000
 
7.50
11/7/21
 
200,000
 
3.88
6/30/16
  Roger K Almond
-
 
-
 
 
-
 
-
 
  Boo-Ali Siddiqui
-
 
-
 
 
-
 
-
 
  Patti L. W. McGlasson
1,000
 
16.50
 7/7/15
 
1,000
 
16.00
7/23/17
 
Pension Benefits
 
We do not have any qualified or non-qualified defined benefit plans.
 
Potential Payments upon Termination or Change of Control
 
Generally, regardless of the manner in which a named executive officer's employment terminates, he is entitled to receive amounts earned during his term of employment. Such amounts include the portion of the executive's base salary that has accrued prior to any termination and not yet been paid and unused vacation pay.
 
In addition, we are required to make the additional payments and/or provide additional benefits to the individuals named in the Summary Compensation Table in the event of a termination of employment or a change of control, as set forth below.
 
Change-in-Control Payments
 
Najeeb Ghauri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
In the event that Mr. Ghauri is terminated as a result of a change in control (defined below), he is entitled to all payments due in the event of a termination for Cause or Good Reason and: (a) a onetime payment equal to the product of 2.99 and his salary during the preceding 12 months; (b) a  one-time payment equal to the higher of (i) Executive’s bonus for the previous year and (ii) one percent of the Company’s consolidated gross revenues for the previous twelve (12) months; and, at the election of the Executive, (c) a one-time cash payment equal to the cash value of all shares eligible for exercise upon the exercise of Executive’s Options then currently outstanding and exercisable as if they had been exercised in full (the “Change of Control Termination Payment”). In the event Executive elects to receive the cash value of the shares underlying Executive’s options, he shall so notify the Company of his intent.

 
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The following table summarizes the potential payments to Mr. Ghauri assuming his employment with us was terminated or a change of control occurred on June 30, 2014, the last day of our most recently completed fiscal year.
 
 BENEFITS AND PAYMENTS
 
CHANGE OF CONTROL
   
TERMINATION UPON
DEATH OR DISABILITY
   
TERMINATION BY US
WITHOUT CAUSE OR
BY EXECUTIVE FOR
GOOD REASON
 
                   
 Base Salary
  $ 1,422,000     $ -     $ 1,422,000  
 Bonus
    -                  
 Salary Multiple Pay-out
    1,417,260                  
 Bonus or Revenue One-time Pay-Out
    363,848                  
 Net Cash Value of Options
    1,346,000                  
                         
Total
  $ 4,549,108     $ -     $ 1,422,000  
 
 
Boo-Ali Siddiqui, Chief Accounting Officer
 
In the event that Mr. Siddiqui is terminated as a result of a change in control (defined below), he is entitled to all payments due in the event of a termination for Cause or Good Reason and: (a) a onetime payment equal to the product of 2.99 and his salary during the preceding 6 months; (b) a  one-time payment equal to the higher of (i) Executive’s bonus for the previous year and (ii) one-half of one percent of the Company’s consolidated gross revenues for the previous six (6) months (the “Change of Control Termination Payment”).
 
The following table summarizes the potential payments to Mr. Siddiqui assuming his employment with us was terminated or a change of control occurred on June 30, 2014, the last day of our most recently completed fiscal year.
 
 BENEFITS AND PAYMENTS
 
CHANGE OF CONTROL
   
TERMINATION UPON
DEATH OR DISABILITY
   
TERMINATION BY US
WITHOUT CAUSE OR
BY EXECUTIVE FOR
GOOD REASON
 
                   
 Base Salary
  $ 62,500     $ -     $ 62,500  
 Bonus
    -                  
 Salary Multiple Pay-out
    186,875                  
 Bonus or Revenue One-time Pay-Out
    181,924                  
 Net Cash Value of Options
    -                  
                         
Total
  $ 431,299     $ -     $ 62,500  
 
 
 
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Patti L. W. McGlasson, Senior V.P. of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel
 
In the event that Ms. McGlasson is terminated as a result of a change in control (defined below), she is entitled to all payments due in the event of a termination for Cause or Good Reason and: (a) a onetime payment equal to the product of 2.99 and her salary during the preceding 12 months; (b) a  one-time payment equal to the higher of (i) Executive’s bonus for the previous year and (ii) one-half of one percent of the Company’s consolidated gross revenues for the previous twelve (12) months; and, at the election of the Executive, (c) a one-time cash payment equal to the cash value of all shares eligible for exercise upon the exercise of Executive’s Options then currently outstanding and exercisable as if they had been exercised in full (the “Change of Control Termination Payment”). In the event Executive elects to receive the cash value of the shares underlying Executive’s options, she shall so notify the Company of her intent.
 
The following table summarizes the potential payments to Ms. McGlasson assuming her employment with us was terminated or a change of control occurred on June 30, 2014, the last day of our most recently completed fiscal year.
 
 BENEFITS AND PAYMENTS
 
CHANGE OF CONTROL
   
TERMINATION UPON
DEATH OR DISABILITY
   
TERMINATION BY US
 WITHOUT CAUSE OR
BY EXECUTIVE FOR
GOOD REASON
 
                   
 Base Salary
  $ 171,600     $ -     $ 171,600  
 Bonus
    -                  
 Salary Multiple Pay-out
    513,084                  
 Bonus or Revenue One-time Pay-Out
    181,924                  
 Net Cash Value of Options
    32,500                  
                         
Total
  $ 899,108     $ -     $ 171,600  
 
 
Director Compensation
 
Director Compensation Table
 
The following table sets forth a summary of the compensation earned by our Directors and/or paid to certain of our Directors pursuant to the Company's compensation policies for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, other than Najeeb Ghauri, Naeem Ghauri and Asad Ghauri who are paid as part of their employment agreements with the Company or its subsidiaries and not as directors.
 
 NAME
 
FEES EARNED
OR PAID
IN CASH
($)
   
SHARES
AWARDS
($) (1)
   
TOTAL
($)
 
 Eugen Beckert
    40,200       18,028       58,228  
 Shahid Javed Burki
    46,900       21,029       67,929  
 Mark Caton
    43,548       19,608       63,156  
 Jeffrey M. Bilbrey
    33,500       15,016       48,516  
 
(1)
During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, 5,173 shares were issued and 1,726 were accrued to be issued to independent directors.
 
 
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Director Compensation Policy
 
Messrs. Ghauri are not paid any fees or other compensation for services as members of our Board of Directors.
 
The non-employee members of our Board of Directors received as compensation for services as directors as well as reimbursement for documented reasonable expenses incurred in connection with attendance at meetings of our Board of Directors and the committees thereof. The Company paid the following amounts to members of the Board of Directors for the activities shown during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.
 
BOARD ACTIVITY
 
CASH
PAYMENTS
 
Board Member Fee
  $ 134,000  
Chairperson for Audit Committee
  $ 13,400  
Chairperson for Compensation Committee
  $ 10,048  
Chairperson for Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
  $ 6,700  
         
      164,148  
 
Members of our Board of Directors are also eligible to receive stock option or stock award grants both upon joining the Board of Directors and on an annual basis in line with recommendations by the Compensation Committee, which grants are non-qualified stock options under our Employee Stock Option Plans. Further, from time to time, the non-employee members of the Board of Directors are eligible to receive stock grants that may be granted if and only if approved by the shareholders of the Company.
 
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
 
The current members of the Compensation Committee are Messrs. Caton (Chairman), Mr. Beckert, Mr. Burki and Mr. Bilbrey. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.  There were no other members of the committee during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. All current members of the Compensation Committee are "independent directors" as defined under the NASDAQ Listing Rules. None of these individuals were at any time during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, or at any other relevant time, an officer or employee of the Company.
 
No executive officer of the Company serves as a member of the board of directors or compensation committee of any entity that has one or more executive officers serving as a member of the Company's Board of Directors or Compensation Committee.
 
Employee Stock Option Plans

The 2001 plan authorizes the issuance of up to 200,000 options to purchase common stock of which 200,000 have been granted.  The grant prices range between $7.50 and $25.00.

The 2002 plan authorizes the issuance of up to 200,000 options to purchase common stock of which 199,913 options have been granted.  The grant prices range between $3.00 and $50.00.

In March 2004, our shareholders approved the 2003 stock option plan.  This plan authorizes up to 200,000 options to purchase common stock of which 198,000 have been granted.  The grant prices range between $5.00 and $50.00.

In March 2005, our shareholders approved the 2004 stock option plan.  This plan authorizes up to 500,000 options to purchase common stock of which 460,526 have been granted. The grant prices range between $3.00 and $28.90.

In April 2006, our shareholders approved the 2005 stock option plan.  This plan authorizes up to 500,000 options to purchase common stock of which 440,947 have been granted.  The grant prices range between $3.00 and $26.20.

In June 2008, our shareholders approved the 2008 Equity incentive plan.  This plan authorizes up to 100,000 grants and/or options of common stock of which 100,000 have been granted. The grant prices range between $3.20 and $23.20.

 
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In May 2011, our shareholders approved the 2011 Equity Incentive Plan.  This plan authorizes up to 500,000 grants and/or options of common stock of which 500,000 have been granted. The grant prices range between $3.00 and $16.70.

In July 2013, our shareholders approved the 2013 Equity Incentive Plan.  This plan authorizes up to 1,250,000 grants and/or options of common stock of which 69,994 have been granted. The grant price was $10.68.

 
ITEM 12- SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of the Company's Common Stock, its only class of outstanding voting securities as of September 5, 2014, by (i) each person who is known to the Company to own beneficially more than 5% of the outstanding common Stock with the address of each such person, (ii) each of the Company's present directors and officers, and (iii) all officers and directors as a group:

 
Name of Beneficial Owner
     
Number of Shares
Beneficial Owned
   
Percentage
 
Najeeb Ghauri
(3 )     485,296       5.02 %
Naeem Ghauri
(3 )     350,981       3.68 %
Eugen Beckert
(3 )     34,044       *  
Jeffery Bilbrey
(3 )     5,114       *  
Shahid Javed Burki
(3 )     52,686       *  
Mark Caton
(3 )     29,429       *  
Asad Ghauri
(3 )     52,334       *  
Patti McGlasson
(3 )     47,384       *  
Boo-Ali Siddiqui
(3 )     27,834       *  
Roger Almond
(3 )     5,000       *  
All officers and directors as a group (ten persons)
      1,090,102       11.40 %
 
* Less than one percent

(1)  Except as otherwise indicated, the Company believes that the beneficial owners of the common stock listed below, based on information furnished by such owners, have sole investment and voting power with respect to such shares, subject to community property laws where applicable. Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities.
(2)  Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the Commission and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities. Shares of common stock relating to options currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of September 11, 2014, are deemed outstanding for computing the percentage of the person holding such securities but are not deemed outstanding for computing the percentage of any other person. Except as indicated by footnote, and subject to community property laws where applicable, the persons named in the table above have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares shown as beneficially owned by them. Includes shares issuable upon exercise of options exercisable within 60 days, as follows: Mr. Najeeb Ghauri, 85,000; Mr. Naeem Ghauri, 75,962; Mr. Eugen Beckert, 10,000; Mr. Shahid Burki, 10,000; and Ms. Patti McGlasson, 2,000. Share numbers have been adjusted to reflect the 1 for 10 reverse stock split effective August 13, 2012.
(3)  Address c/o NetSol Technologies, Inc. at 24025 Park Sorrento, Suite 410, Calabasas, CA 91302.
(4)  Shares issued and outstanding as of September 5, 2014 were 9,179,615.

 
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ITEM 13.   CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.

In July 2011, the board approved compensation for service on the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.  This compensation is discussed in the sections entitled “Directors’ Compensation” beginning on page 40.  See the discussion of Director Independence beginning on page 26.

ITEM 14.     PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
 
Audit Fees
 
Kabani & Co. audited the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013. The aggregate fees billed by Kabani & Co. for the annual audit and review of financial statements included in the Company’s Form 10-K, services related to providing an opinion in connection with our public offering of shares of common stock and/or services that are normally provided by Kabani & Company that are normally provided by the accountant in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements for the year ended June 30, 2014 was $255,000  and for the year ended June 30, 2013 was $240,000.
 
Tax Fees
 
Tax fees for fiscal year 2014 were $15,000 and consisted of the preparation of the Company’s federal and state tax returns for the fiscal years 2013.  Tax fees for fiscal year 2013 were $15,000 and consisted of the preparation of the Company’s federal and state tax returns for the fiscal year 2012.
 
All Other Fees
 
No other fees were paid to Kabani & Co. during the fiscal year 2014 and 2013.
 
Pre-Approval Procedures
 
The Audit Committee and the Board of Directors are responsible for the engagement of the independent auditors and for approving, in advance, all auditing services and permitted non-audit services to be provided by the independent auditors. The Audit Committee maintains a policy for the engagement of the independent auditors that is intended to maintain the independent auditor’s independence from NetSol. In adopting the policy, the Audit Committee considered the various services that the independent auditors have historically performed or may be needed to perform in the future. The policy, which is to be reviewed and re-adopted at least annually by the Audit Committee:
 
 
(i)
Approves the performance by the independent auditors of certain types of service (principally audit-related and tax), subject to restrictions in some cases, based on the Committee’s determination that this would not be likely to impair the independent auditors’ independence from NetSol;
     
 
(ii)
Requires that management obtain the specific prior approval of the Audit Committee for each engagement of the independent auditors to perform other types of permitted services; and,
     
 
(iii)
Prohibits the performance by the independent auditors of certain types of services due to the likelihood that their independence would be impaired.
 
 
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Any approval required under the policy must be given by the Audit Committee, by the Chairman of the Committee in office at the time, or by any other Committee member to whom the Committee has delegated that authority. The Audit Committee does not delegate its responsibilities to approve services performed by the independent auditors to any member of management.
 
The standard applied by the Audit Committee in determining whether to grant approval of an engagement of the independent auditors is whether the services to be performed, the compensation to be paid therefore and other related factors are consistent with the independent auditors’ independence under guidelines of the Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable professional standards. Relevant considerations include, but are not limited to, whether the work product is likely to be subject to, or implicated in, audit procedures during the audit of NetSol’s financial statements; whether the independent auditors would be functioning in the role of management or in an advocacy role; whether performance of the service by the independent auditors would enhance NetSol’s ability to manage or control risk or improve audit quality; whether performance of the service by the independent auditors would increase efficiency because of their familiarity with NetSol’s business, personnel, culture, systems, risk profile and other factors; and whether the amount of fees involved, or the proportion of the total fees payable to the independent auditors in the period that is for tax and other non-audit services, would tend to reduce the independent auditors’ ability to exercise independent judgment in performing the audit.
 
 
 
 
 
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PART IV

ITEM 15 - EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K

(a)     Exhibits
 
3.1
 
Articles of Incorporation of Mirage Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation, dated March 18, 1997, incorporated by reference as Exhibit 3.1 to NetSol’s Registration Statement No. 333-28861 filed on Form SB-2 filed June 10, 1997.*
3.2
 
Amendment to Articles of Incorporation dated May 21, 1999, incorporated by reference as Exhibit 3.2 to NetSol’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1999 on Form 10K-SB filed September 28, 1999.*
3.3
 
Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of NetSol International, Inc. dated March 20, 2002 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 3.3 to NetSol’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB/A filed on February 2, 2001.*
3.4
 
Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of NetSol Technologies, Inc. dated August 20, 2003 filed as Exhibit A to NetSol’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed June 27, 2003.*
3.5
 
Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of NetSol Technologies, Inc. dated March 14, 2005 filed as Exhibit 3.0 to NetSol’s quarterly report filed on Form 10-QSB for the period ended March 31, 2005.*
3.6
 
Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation dated October 18, 2006 filed as Exhibit 3.5 to NetSol’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 on Form 10-KSB.*
3.7
 
Amendment to Articles of Incorporation dated May 12, 2008*
3.8
 
Bylaws of Mirage Holdings, Inc., as amended and restated as of November 28, 2000 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 3.3 to NetSol’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ending in June 30, 2000 on Form 10K-SB/A filed on February 2, 2001.*
3.9
 
Amendment to the Bylaws of NetSol Technologies, Inc. dated February 16, 2002 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 3.5 to NetSol’s Registration Statement filed on Form S-8 filed on March 27, 2002.*
4.1
 
Form of Common Stock Certificate*
4.2
 
Form of Warrant*.
4.3
 
Form of Series A 7% Cumulative Preferred Stock filed as Annex E to NetSol’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed September 18, 2006*.
10.1
 
Company Stock Option Plan dated May 18, 1999 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 10.2 to the   Company’s Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1999 on Form 10K-SB filed September 28, 1999.*
10.2
 
Company Stock Option Plan dated April 1, 1997 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 10.5 to NetSol’s Registration Statement No. 333-28861 on Form SB-2 filed June 10, 1997*
10.3
 
Company 2003 Incentive and Nonstatutory incorporated by reference as Exhibit 99.1 to NetSol’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed February 6, 2004.*
10.4
 
Company 2001 Stock Options Plan dated March 27, 2002 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 5.1 to NetSol’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed on March 27, 2002.*
10.5
 
Company 2008 Equity Incentive Plan incorporated by reference as Annex A to NetSol’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed May 28, 2008.*
10.6
 
Stock Purchase Agreement dated May 6, 2006 by and between the Company, McCue Systems, Inc. and the shareholders of McCue Systems, Inc. incorporated by reference as Exhibit 2.1 to NetSol’s Current Report filed on form 8-K on May 8, 2006.*
10.7
 
Employment Agreement by and between NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Patti L. W. McGlasson dated May 1, 2006 incorporated by reference as Exhibit 10.20 to NetSol’s Annual Report on form 10-KSB dated September 18, 2006.*
10.8
 
Employment Agreement by and between the Company and Najeeb Ghauri dated January 1, 2007 filed as Exhibit 10.11 to the Company’s Annual Report filed on Form 10-KSB for the year ended June 30, 2007.*
10.9
 
Employment Agreement by and between the Company and Naeem Ghauri dated January 1, 2007 filed as Exhibit 10.11 to the Company’s Annual Report filed on Form 10-KSB for the year ended June 30, 2007.*
10.10
 
10.15 Amendment to Employment Agreement by and between Company and Najeeb Ghauri dated effective January 1, 2007.*
10.11
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement by and between Company and Naeem Ghauri dated effective January 1, 2007.  *
10.12
 
Tenancy Agreement by and between NetSol Technologies, Ltd. and Beijing Lucky Goldstar Building Development Co. Ltd. dated June 26, 2007 filed as Exhibit 10.21 to the Company’s Annual Report filed on Form 10-KSB for the year ended June 30, 2007.*
10.13
 
Company 2005 Stock Option Plan incorporated by reference as Exhibit 99.1 to NetSol’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on March 3, 2006.*
10.14
 
Company 2004 Stock Option Plan incorporated by reference as Exhibit 99.1 to NetSol’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on February 7, 2005.*
10.15
 
Rent Agreement by and between Mr. Tahir Mehmood Khan and NetSol Technologies Ltd. Dated January 21, 2008. *
 
 
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10.16
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement by and between Company and Najeeb Ghauri dated effective January 1, 2010. *
10.17
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement by and between Company and Naeem Ghauri dated effective January 1, 2010.*
10.18
 
Office Lease by and between NetSol Technologies North America, Inc. and Legacy Partners I Alameda Mariner Loop, LLC dated November 27, 2009.*
10.19
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement by and between Company and Patti L. W. McGlasson dated effective April 1, 2010.*
10.20
 
Employment Agreement by and between Company and Boo-Ali Siddiqui dated effective April 1, 2010.*
10.21
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement between NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Najeeb Ghauri dated effective July 25, 2013.*
10.22
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement between NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Boo-Ali Siddiqui dated effective July 25, 2013.*
10.23
 
Amendment to Employment Agreement between NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Patti L.W. McGlasson dated effective July 25, 2013.*
10.24
 
Restated Charter of the Compensation Committee dated effective September 10, 2013*
10.25
 
Restated Charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee dated effective September 10, 2013.*
10.26
 
Restated Charter of the Audit Committee dated effective September 10, 2013*
10.27
 
Restated Code of Business Conduct & Ethics dated effective September 10, 2013*
10.28
 
Consulting Agreement between Roger Almond and NetSol Technologies, Inc. dated September 9, 2013.*
10.29
 
Amendment to Consulting Agreement between Roger Almond and NetSol Technologies, Inc. dated September 9, 2014(1)
 
 
 
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21.1
 
A list of all subsidiaries of the Company(1)
31.1
 
Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (CEO) (1)
31.2
 
Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (CFO) (1)
32.1
 
Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002 (CEO)(1)
32.2
 
Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 (CFO)(1)
 
 
*Previously Filed
(1) Filed Herewith



 
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SIGNATURES

In accordance with Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Exchange Act, the Registrant caused this amended report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
NetSol Technologies, Inc.
   
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ NAJEEB GHAURI
    Najeeb Ghauri
    Chief Executive Officer
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ ROGER K. ALMOND
    Roger K. Almond
   
Chief Financial Officer
   
Principal Financial Officer
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ BOO-ALI SIDDIQUI
   
Boo-Ali Siddiqui
   
Chief Accounting Officer
   
Principal Accounting Officer
 
 
                                                                 
 
 
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In accordance with the Exchange Act, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ NAJEEB GHAURI
    Najeeb Ghauri
    Chief Executive Officer
   
Director, Chairman
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ ROGER K. ALMOND
    Roger K. Almond
   
Chief Financial Officer
   
Principal Financial Officer
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ BOO-ALI SIDDIQUI
   
Boo-Ali Siddiqui
   
Chief Accounting Officer
   
Principal Accounting Officer
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ NAEEM GHAURI
   
Naeem Ghauri
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ ASAD GHAURI
    Director
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ EUGEN BECKERT
    Eugen Beckert
    Director
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY: /S/ SHAHID JAVED BURKI
    Shahid Javed Burki
    Director
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY:  /S/ MARK CATON
   
Mark Caton
    Director
     
     
Date: September 15, 2014 BY:  /S/ JEFFREY BILBREY
    Jeffrey Bilbrey
    Director
 
 
 
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NETSOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
 
F-1

 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
Board of Director
NetSol Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries
Calabasas, California
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of NetSol Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries (The “Company”) as of June 30, 2014 and 2013, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss), stockholders’ equity and cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits of these statements in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of NetSol Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries as of June 30, 2014 and 2013 and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
 
 
Los Angeles, CA
September 15, 2014
 
 
F-2

 
           NETSOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of June 30,
 
ASSETS
 
2014
   
2013
 
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 11,462,695     $ 7,874,318  
Restricted cash
    2,528,844       1,875,237  
Accounts receivable, net
    5,403,165       12,761,375  
Accounts receivable, net-related party     2,232,610        1,922,837  
Revenues in excess of billings
    2,377,367       15,367,198  
Other current assets