10-Q 1 d10q.htm FORM 10-Q Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

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

For the quarterly period ending June 30, 2008

OR

 

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

For the transition period from              to             

Commission file number: 0-23489

 

 

Access Worldwide Communications, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   52-1309227

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1820 North Fort Myer Drive

Arlington, Virginia

  22209
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(703) 292-5210

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

  

Name of each exchange on which registered

None.    None.

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

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

Large accelerated filer  ¨    Accelerated filer  ¨    Non-accelerated filer  ¨    Smaller reporting company  x

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

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class

  

Outstanding at August 14, 2008

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share    36,997,266 shares

 

 

 


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INDEX

 

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Part I-Financial Information

  

Item 1.

  Condensed Financial Statements (unaudited)    1
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – As of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007    1
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations – For The Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2007

   2
 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Common Stockholders’ Equity – For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2008

   3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2007    4
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements    5-9
Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations    10-13
Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk    14
Item 4.   Controls and Procedures    14

Part II-Other Information

  
Item 1   Legal Proceedings    15
Item 1A   Risk Factors    15
Item 4   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders    15
Item 5   Other Events    15
Item 6   Exhibits    16
  Signatures    17


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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ACCESS WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

 

     June 30,
2008
    December 31,
2007
 

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,022,410     $ 777,354  

Certificate of deposit

     —         883,553  

Certificate of deposit – restricted cash

     —         123,000  

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $14,687 and $10,983, respectively

     5,143,785       4,739,401  

Other assets, net

     502,018       465,364  
                

Total current assets

     6,668,213       6,988,672  

Property and equipment, net

     3,123,250       3,815,750  

Investment in Variable Rate Preferred Securities

     2,800,000       —    

Certificate of deposit – restricted cash

     —         220,000  

Other assets, net

     470,176       516,176  
                

Total assets

   $ 13,061,639     $ 11,540,598  
                

LIABILITIES AND COMMON STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY

    

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of indebtedness

   $ 3,363,647     $ 2,623,062  

Accounts payable

     513,856       826,965  

Accrued expenses

     695,399       364,396  

Accrued payroll and benefits

     421,599       466,042  

Customer deposits

     969,296       969,296  

Deferred revenue

     225,675       240,515  

Accrued interest

     12,227       21,664  
                

Total current liabilities

     6,201,699       5,511,940  

Long-term portion of indebtedness

     165,119       249,845  

Other long-term liabilities

     393,278       423,511  

Mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 1,000,000 shares authorized, 40,000 shares issued and outstanding

     4,000,000       4,000,000  
                

Total liabilities

     10,760,096       10,185,296  
                

Commitments and contingencies

    

Common stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, $0.01 par value: voting: 100,000,000 and 40,000,000 shares authorized, respectively; 36,997,266 and 31,219,146 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

     369,972       312,191  

Additional paid-in capital

     81,862,263       78,884,981  

Accumulated deficit

     (79,809,843 )     (77,721,021 )

Less: treasury stock at cost, 209,808 shares

     (120,849 )     (120,849 )
                

Total common stockholders’ equity

     2,301,543       1,355,302  
                

Total liabilities and common stockholders’ equity

   $ 13,061,639     $ 11,540,598  
                

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

 

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ACCESS WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

     For The Three Months
Ended June 30,
    For The Six Months
Ended June 30,
 
   2008     2007     2008     2007  

Revenues

   $ 6,356,220     $ 8,685,033     $ 13,121,823     $ 17,432,721  

Cost and expenses:

        

Cost of revenues

     5,364,965       6,816,736       11,011,084       13,340,474  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     1,648,087       1,674,149       3,319,115       3,333,443  

Depreciation expense

     381,930       380,115       780,509       667,599  
                                

Total costs and expenses

     7,394,982       8,871,000       15,110,708       17,341,516  
                                

(Loss) income from operations

     (1,038,762 )     (185,967 )     (1,988,885 )     91,205  

Interest income

     37,356       31,507       71,464       60,327  

Interest expense – related parties

     —         (986,416 )     —         (1,020,916 )

Interest expense

     (87,305 )     (1,638,246 )     (171,401 )     (1,896,455 )
                                

Loss from continuing operations

     (1,088,711 )     (2,779,122 )     (2,088,822 )     (2,765,839 )

Discontinued operations

        

Loss from discontinued operations

     —         (69,738 )     —         (119,246 )
                                

Net loss

   $ (1,088,711 )   $ (2,848,860 )   $ (2,088,822 )   $ (2,885,085 )
                                

Basic and diluted loss per share of common stock:

        

Continuing operations

   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (0.14 )
                                

Discontinued operations

   $ 0.00     $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00     $ (0.01 )
                                

Net loss

   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (0.15 )
                                

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     36,997,266       22,129,092       36,997,266       19,904,079  
                                

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

 

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ACCESS WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN COMMON STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 (UNAUDITED)

 

     Common Stock    Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   Accumulated
Deficit
    Treasury Stock     Total  
   Shares    Amount          

Balance, December 31, 2007

   31,219,146    $ 312,191    $ 78,884,981    $ (77,721,021 )   $ (120,849 )   $ 1,355,302  

Common stock sold

   5,778,120      57,781      2,942,219      —         —         3,000,000  

Share based compensation expense

   —        —        35,063      —           35,063  

Net loss, January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008

   —        —        —        (2,088,822 )       (2,088,822 )
                                           

Balance, June 30, 2008

   36,997,266    $ 369,972    $ 81,862,263    $ (79,809,843 )   $ (120,849 )   $ 2,301,543  
                                           

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

 

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ACCESS WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

     For The Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2008     2007  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net loss

   $ (2,088,822 )   $ (2,885,085 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     780,509       667,599  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     26,909       117,186  

Amortization of deferred compensation

     1,750       5,250  

Accretion of discount on Convertible Notes

     —         1,009,510  

Interest expense converted to common shares

     —         1,647,556  

Common stock issued for Board fees

     —         82,250  

Allowance for doubtful accounts

     3,704       (83,674 )

Share based compensation expense

     35,063       49,210  

Changes in assets and liabilities from discontinued operations

     —         (92,705 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     (408,088 )     (657,236 )

Other assets

     (19,313 )     52,638  

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other long term liabilities

     (12,339 )     401,366  

Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits

     (44,443 )     235,195  

Accrued interest and related party expenses

     (9,437 )     —    

Deferred revenue and customer deposits

     (14,840 )     (578,649 )
                

Net cash used in operating activities

     (1,749,347 )     (29,589 )
                

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Additions to property and equipment, net

     (88,009 )     (1,461,396 )

Additions to property and equipment from discontinued operations, net

     —         4,995  

(Increase) decrease in certificate of deposits and Variable Rate Preferred Securities

     (1,573,447 )     123,000  
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (1,661,456 )     (1,333,401 )
                

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Payments on capital leases

     (289,271 )     (44,413 )

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

     3,000,000       —    

Proceeds from exercise of common stock options and warrants

     —         18,490  

Net borrowings (repayments) under Credit Facility and Debt Agreement

     945,130       —    

(Payments) Proceeds on equipment financing, net

     —         (13,522 )

(Payments) Proceeds from note payable from related party

     —         (250,000 )
                

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     3,655,859       (289,445 )
                

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     245,056       (1,652,435 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     777,354       2,836,980  
                

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 1,022,410     $ 1,184,545  
                

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information

    

Cash paid for interest

     111,901       142,641  

Non-Cash investments and financing activities:

    

Equipment acquisition through capital leases

     —       $ 267,177  

Issuance of warrants on Note

     —         171,750  

Conversion of Convertible Notes

     —       $ 5,635,000  

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

 

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ACCESS WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(UNAUDITED)

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. (the “Company,” “Access,” “We,” “Our”) prepared the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, the condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, the condensed consolidated statements of stockholders’ equity for the six months ended June 30, 2008 and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, without an audit. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to fairly present our financial position, results of operations and cash flows as of June 30, 2008 and for all periods presented have been made.

We prepared the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted. We recommend that you read these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements together with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007. The results of operations for the period ended June 30, 2008 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the full 2008 fiscal year.

The condensed consolidated financial statements present our financial position and results of operations, including all subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

2. CONCENTRATION OF RISK

We potentially are subjected to concentration of credit risk through our cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. Cash and cash equivalents are deposited or managed by major financial institutions and at times are in excess of FDIC insurance limits. As of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, cash and cash equivalents held in excess of FDIC insurance limits were approximately $1.0 and $2.1 million, respectively.

We extend credit to our customers in the normal course of business. Our accounts receivable are concentrated in a relatively few number of customers and a significant change in the liquidity or financial position of any of these customers could have a material adverse impact on the collectability of our accounts receivable and our future operating results. We continuously monitor accounts receivable balances and payments from our customers and maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts based upon historical experience and any specific customer collection issues that we have identified. For the periods ended June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, we maintain allowance for doubtful accounts of $14,687 and $10,983, respectively. While such bad debt expenses have historically been within our expectations and the allowances established, we cannot guarantee that we will continue to experience the same collectability rates that we have in the past. Management’s assessment and judgment are vital requirements in assessing the ultimate realization of accounts receivable, including the credit-worthiness, financial stability and effects of market conditions on each client.

Our revenues are dependent on clients in the telecommunications, financial services, retail/catalog and media industries. A material decrease in demand for outsourced services in these industries could result in decreased revenues. Additionally, we have significant operations in the Philippines and are subject to risk associated with operating in the Philippines. Some of these risks include political, social and economic instability, fluctuation in currency exchange rates and exposure to different legal standards.

We maintain operational and technical facilities for our global operations, including maintaining a relationship with three significant vendors that provide maintenance to our main technology equipment and data. Any significant events leading to systems and operations unavailability before our contingency plans can be deployed could potentially lead to a disruption of services and associated financial impact.

3. RECLASSIFICATIONS

Certain amounts have been reclassified in our prior year consolidated financial statements to conform them to the presentation used in the current year. Such reclassifications did not change our net loss or total common stockholders’ equity as previously reported.

 

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4. RESTRICTED CASH/LETTER OF CREDIT

At June 30, 2008, we liquidated our certificate of deposit and cancelled our letter of credit with Wachovia Bank, NA, which was issued to the landlord of our Maryland facility in accordance with our lease agreement. The letter of credit with Wachovia was replaced with a letter of credit from M&T Bank in the amount of $220,000. The letter of credit has a term of one year with an automatic one year renewal, and terminates on April 2011.

5. INVESTMENTS

Our investment consists of auction rate securities in the form of preferred stock, more commonly referred to as variable rate preferred stock, or “VRPs.” The interest rates are reset, typically every seven to thirty-five days, through an auction process. At the end of each reset period, investors can sell or continue to hold the securities at par. Beginning in February 2008, auctions failed for the VRPs we held because sell orders exceeded buy orders. These failures are not believed to be a credit issue, but rather are caused by a lack of liquidity. The funds associated with these failed auctions may not be accessible until the issuer calls the security, a successful auction occurs, a buyer is found outside of the auction process, or the security matures. As a result, we have classified the VRPs as long-term assets in our consolidated balance sheet. The VRPs are recorded at cost and have variable interest rates that are recorded as interest income.

We have reclassified our VRPs from cash and cash equivalents to investments on our balance sheet in accordance with recent accounting pronouncements in fiscal 2007. This reclassification affected both the balance sheet for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2008, and the cash flow statement for the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007. It did not affect net loss. In accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements,” no changes to financial statements issued in prior years were deemed necessary. In accordance with the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 115, Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities, temporary investments are accounted for as trading securities. Trading securities are securities that are bought and held principally for the purpose of selling in the near term. In fiscal 2008, we reclassified all of our investments in VRPs from cash and cash equivalents to long term investments due to the widespread auction failures occurring in February 2008, as it is unknown if we will be able to liquidate these securities within one year. We evaluate our investments for impairment and whether impairment is other-than-temporary, and measurement of an impairment loss. We did not recognize any impairment on investments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 as we do not believe that the underlying credit quality of the assets has been impacted by the reduced liquidity of these investments. We changed our investment policy and are currently trying to liquidate all VRPs and hold all excess cash in a money market account. The investment in variable rate preferred securities approximate market value.

6. LOSS PER COMMON SHARE

Basic earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and diluted earnings per common share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and all potentially dilutive common shares outstanding.

The following is a summary of the number of common shares or securities outstanding during the respective periods that have been excluded from the calculation because their effects on net loss from operations would have been anti-dilutive:

 

     As of
June 30, 2008

Warrants

   5,082,500

Stock options

   1,183,940
    

Total

   6,266,440
    

 

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The information required to compute net loss per basic and diluted common share is as follows:

 

     For the Three
Months Ended
June 30,
   For the Six
Months Ended
June 30,

2008:

     

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic

   36,997,266    36,997,266

Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding – dilutive*

   36,997,266    36,997,266

2007:

     

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic

   22,129,092    19,904,079

Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding – dilutive*

   22,129,092    19,904,079

 

* Since the effects of the stock options and warrants are anti-dilutive for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, these effects have not been included in the calculation of dilutive earnings per share. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, the common shares excluded are -0- and 8,873 and 499,892 and 415,991, respectively.

7. INDEBTEDNESS

Our borrowings consist of the following:

 

     As of  
   June 30,
2008
    December 31,
2007
 

Revolving line of credit (“Revolver”) with Manufactures and Traders Trust Company

   $ 3,183,617     $ 2,238,487  

Capital leases payable in monthly installments through May 2011

     345,149       634,420  
                
     3,528,766       2,872,907  

Less: current portion

     (3,363,647 )     (2,623,062 )
                
   $ 165,119     $ 249,845  
                

On August 8, 2007, we entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company (“M&T Bank”) for an $8.0 million revolving line of credit (the “Revolver”). The Revolver bore an interest rate of the prime rate plus a margin of 1.25%. The margin is adjustable based on our total liabilities to net worth as defined in the Agreement. Loans made under the Revolver are secured by a pledge of (i) all of our domestic assets and (ii) 65% of our common stock of our international subsidiary. All principal and unpaid interest on the Revolver is due and payable in full on August 7, 2010. We were required to pay loan origination fees, commitment fees, an unused facility fee, collateral management fees and adhere to certain financial covenants.

During the third quarter of 2007, we notified M&T Bank of the loss of one of our most profitable programs due to our client’s budgetary cuts. We also informed them that we would not be able to make our fixed charge coverage covenant for the third and fourth quarters of 2007. On November 15, 2007, M&T Bank agreed to waive the default of the fixed charge coverage covenant for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and eliminate the remaining fixed charge coverage covenants for 2007. These covenants were replaced by a monthly cash flow covenant from October 31, 2007 to March 31, 2007 and an amended and reset fixed charge coverage covenant for 2008 and 2009.

On April 25, 2008, we discussed with M&T Bank the need to further amend the financial covenants set forth in the Agreement. The need to adjust the financial covenants is related to a delay in our turnaround plan, coupled with a rate adjustment to one of our significant clients. On May 20, 2008, M&T Bank agreed to amend the Agreement, which amended among other things, our monthly cash flow and fixed charge covenants. The amended Agreement bears interest at the prime rate of interest plus 1.50%, and grants M&T Bank a secured interest in our investments held at M&T Investments. M&T Bank will provide us additional availability under our borrowing base calculation of 75% of the value of our investments.

On July 23, 2008, we discussed with M&T Bank the need to further amend the financial covenants set forth in the Agreement due to continued delays in our turnaround plan. As of June 30, 2008, we were not in compliance with our debt covenants however, M&T Bank continues to make advance under the Agreement as we work towards an Amendment.

We expect to meet our short-term liquidity requirements through net cash provided by operations, cash and cash equivalents, investments in CDs and VRPs and our Revolver. We believe that these sources of cash will be sufficient to meet our operating needs and planned capital expenditures for at least the next twelve months.

 

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Aggregate annual principal maturities for indebtedness as of June 30, 2008 are as follows:

 

2009

   $ 3,363,647

2010

     148,004

2011

     17,115
      
   $ 3,528,766
      

8. PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF COMMON STOCK

On January 17, 2008, we entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Stock Agreement”), which resulted in the sale and issuance to an accredited investor and a significant customer; 5,778,120 shares of our common stock, par value $0.01, at a price per share of approximately $0.52, for an aggregate purchase price of $3.0 million (the “Transaction”). The sale of these shares was exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 as a private offering to “accredited investors” under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506 of Regulation D. In addition, the Stock Agreement allows for an additional investment of $1.0 million within 12 months from the effective date provided certain financial terms are met.

As part of the Transaction, we also entered into an Amendment to our Master Services Agreement dated June 1, 2005 providing for, among other things, an extension to the duration of the Master Services Agreement and discount on pricing for services provided under the Master Services Agreement.

9. DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

In accordance with SFAS 144, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long Lived Assets, we have reclassified as discontinued operations, the operations of our AM Medica Communications Group (“AMG”), a provider of highly professional pharmaceutical education and meeting management services.

On December 5, 2006, the Board of Directors approved a plan to terminate our medical education and meeting management services as of December 31, 2006, so that we could focus our attention to the rapidly growing business process outsourcing industry.

Revenues and operating losses for AMG for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2007 were:

 

     Three Months     Six Months  

Revenues

   $ 97,436     $ 97,436  
                

Operating loss

     (69,738 )     (119,246 )
                

Net loss per share

   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.01 )
                

10. INCOME TAXES

The effective tax rate used by us for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2008 and 2007 differs from the federal statutory rate primarily due to the valuation allowance recorded in connection with the our deferred tax assets.

11. SEGMENTS

Our reportable segments are strategic business units that offer our products and services out of different geographical regions. Our reportable segments consist of U.S. Segment which provides customer management services within the U.S. and Philippines Segment which provides customer management services within the Philippines.

 

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We evaluate the performance of our segments and allocate resources based on revenues and operating (loss) income. The tables below present information about our reportable segments for our continuing operations used by our chief operating decision-maker as of and

 

     For the Three Months
Ended June 30,
    For the Six Months
Ended June 30,
 
   2008     2007     2008     2007  

Revenues

        

United States

   $ 3,910,060     $ 6,372,697     $ 8,032,092     $ 12,933,507  

Philippines

     2,446,160       2,312,336       5,089,731       4,499,214  
                                

Total

   $ 6,356,220     $ 8,685,033     $ 13,121,823     $ 17,432,721  
                                

Operating (loss) income

        

United States

   $ (286,472 )   $ (368,328 )   $ (620,073 )   $ (429,068 )

Philippines

     (752,290 )     182,361       (1,368,812 )     520,273  
                                

Total

   $ (1,038,762 )   $ (185,967 )   $ (1,988,885 )   $ 91,205  
                                

Depreciation expense

        

United States

   $ 104,964     $ 138,556     $ 225,351     $ 267,263  

Philippines

     276,966       241,559       555,158       400,336  
           2007              

Total

   $ 381,930     $ 380,115     $ 780,509     $ 667,599  
                                

11. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On July 23, 2008, pursuant to Rule 12g-4(a)(1) and Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(i) and the duty under Section 15(d) to file reports required by Section 13(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”), with respect to a class of securities specified in paragraph (b) of Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(i), the Board of Directors of the Company voted to deregister the common stock and suspend the duty to file reports (collectively, “Deregister” or “Deregistration”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 15(d) of the Act. We will provide additional notice or our intent to Deregister and suspend filing with the SEC via a press release subsequent to the filing of this Form 10-Q. Access is eligible to Deregister by filing a Form 15 because it has fewer than 300 holders of record of its common stock.

Upon filing of the Form 15, Access’ obligation to file certain reports with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, will immediately cease. Access expects the Deregistration will become effective 90 days after the date of filing the Form 15 with the SEC.

Subsequent to Deregistration, Access’ common stock will be removed from the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (the “OTCBB”) but may be quoted on the Pink OTC Market (“Pink Sheets”). Access can give no assurances that any broker will continue to make a market for the Company’s common stock subsequent to Deregistration. Similar to the OTCBB, the Pink Sheets is a provider of pricing and financial information for the over-the-counter securities markets. It is a centralized quotation service that collects and publishes market maker quotes in real time primarily through its website, www.pinksheets.com, which provides stock and bond price quotes, financial news and information about securities traded.

 

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

Disclosure Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

In December 1995, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”) was enacted by the United States Congress. The Reform Act, as amended, contains certain amendments to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These amendments provide protection from liability in private lawsuits for “forward-looking” statements made by public companies. We choose to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Reform Act.

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains both historical information and other information. While we have specifically identified certain information as being forward-looking in the context of its presentation, we caution the reader that, with the exception of information that is clearly historical, all the information contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be considered to be “forward-looking statements” as referred to in the Reform Act. Without limitation, when we use the words “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “project,” “probably,” “should,” “will” and similar expressions, we intend to clearly express that the information deals with possible future events and is forward-looking in nature.

Forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties. This information is based on various factors and assumptions about future events that may or may not actually come true. As a result, our operations and financial results in the future could differ substantially from those we have discussed in the forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report and other documents that have been filed or furnished with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, various economic and competitive factors, including those outside our control, such as the following, could cause our actual results during the remainder of fiscal 2007 and in future years to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q:

 

   

The availability and adequacy of our cash flow to meet our requirements, including payment of loans;

 

   

Our ability to continue as a going concern;

 

   

Competition from other third-party providers and those of our clients and prospects who may decide to do the work that we do in-house;

 

   

Industry consolidation which reduces the number of clients that we are able to serve;

 

   

Our dependence on the continuation of the trend toward outsourcing;

 

   

Dependence on the industries we serve;

 

   

Our ability and our clients’ ability to comply with state, federal and industry regulations;

 

   

Reliance on a limited number of major clients;

 

   

The effects of possible contract cancellations;

 

   

Our reliance on technology;

 

   

Our reliance on key personnel and recent changes in management;

 

   

Our reliance on our labor markets;

 

   

The possible impact of terrorist activity or attacks, war and other international conflicts, and a downturn in the US economy;

 

   

The effects of an interruption of our business;

 

   

The volatility of our stock price;

 

   

Risks associated with our stock trading on the OTC Bulletin Board;

 

   

Our inability to successfully operate our communication center in the Philippines; and

 

   

Our inability to successfully operate our business after the sale of all or substantially all the assets of our TMS Professional Markets Group division.

In addition, under the heading “Critical Accounting Policies” in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, we describe various estimates and assumptions we make that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, sales and expenses as well as the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Future revisions to these estimates and assumptions may cause these amounts, when reported, to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. and our subsidiaries are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing factors.

 

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Results of Operations

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain statements of operations data by segment obtained from our consolidated statements of operations.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2008 Compared To The Three Months Ended June 30, 2007

 

     United States     International  
   2008     2007     Change     2008     2007    Change  
   (in thousands)  

Statements of Operations Data:

             

Revenues

   $ 3,910     $ 6,373     $ (2,463 )   $ 2,446     $ 2,312    $ 134  
                                               

Cost of services

     3,091       5,427       (2,336 )     2,274       1,390      884  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     1,000       1,175       (175 )     648       499      149  

Depreciation expense

     105       139       (34 )     277       241      36  
                                               

Operating (loss) income

   $ (286 )   $ (368 )   $ 82     $ (753 )   $ 182    $ (935 )
                                               

Revenues

Our revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 decreased $2.3 million, or 26.4%, to $6.4 million, compared to $8.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Revenues for the U.S. Segment decreased $2.5 million, or 39.1%, to $3.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to $6.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The decrease was attributed to a 39.5% decrease in production hours produced. Revenues for the International Segment increased $0.1 million, or 4.3%, to $2.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to $2.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The increase was attributed to a 3.7% increase in production hours produced.

Cost of Services

Our cost of services decreased $1.4 million, or 20.6%, to $5.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to $6.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Cost of services as a percentage of revenues increased to 84.4% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to 78.2% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues for the U.S. Segment decreased to 79.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to 84.4% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The decrease was primarily attributed to the decrease in revenues, payroll and recruiting costs. Cost of services as a percentage of revenues for the International Segment increased to 95.8% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to 60.9% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to an increase in payroll, telecommunications and service maintenance contracts cost in anticipation of increased production hours which did not materialize.

Selling, General and Administrative

Our selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $0.1 million, or 5.9%, to $1.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to $1.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues increased to 25.0% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to 19.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues for the U.S. Segment increased to 25.6% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to 18.8% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to the decrease in revenues. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues for the International Segment increased to 25.0% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to 21.7% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to increases in overhead costs.

Depreciation Expense:

Our depreciation expense remained the same at $0.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Depreciation expense for the U.S. Segment remained at $0.1 million for quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Depreciation expense for the International Segment increased $0.1 million or 100%, to $0.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared to $0.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to a fully six months of depreciation expense relating to assets acquired during the build-out of our second communication center in the Philippines in 2007.

 

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 Compared To The Six Months Ended June 30, 2007

 

     United States     International  
   2008     2007     Change     2008     2007    Change  
   (in thousands)  

Statements of Operations Data:

             

Revenues

   $ 8,032     $ 12,934     $ (4,902 )   $ 5,090     $ 4,499    $ 591  
                                               

Cost of revenues

     6,399       10,691       (4,292 )     4,612       2,650      1,962  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     2,027       2,405       (378 )     1,292       928      364  

Depreciation expense

     226       267       (41 )     555       401      154  
                                               

Operating (loss) income

   $ (620 )   $ (429 )   $ (191 )   $ (1,369 )   $ 520    $ (1,889 )
                                               

Revenues

Our revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2008 decreased $4.3 million, or 24.7%, to $13.1 million, compared to $17.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007. Revenues for the U.S. Segment decreased $4.9 million, or 38.0%, to $8.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to $12.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The decrease was attributed to a 32.9% decrease in production hours produced and a 7.7% decrease in the average billing rate. Revenues for the International Segment increased $0.6 million, or 13.3%, to $5.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to $4.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase in revenues was primarily attributed to an 11.8 % increase production hours produced offset by a decrease in the average billing rate due to changes in our program mix and pricing.

Cost of Revenues

Our cost of revenues decreased $2.3 million, or 17.3%, to $11.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to $13.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues increased to 84.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to 76.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2007. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues for the U.S. Segment decreased to 80.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to 82.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The decrease was primarily attributed to reduction of costs as revenues decreased. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues for the International Segment increased to 90.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to 60.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to an increase in compensation cost to produce more specialized services for one of our clients in the Philippines.

Selling, General and Administrative

Our selling, general and administrative expenses remained the same at $3.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to the six months ended June 30, 2007. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues increased to 25.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to 19.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2007. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues for the U.S. Segment increased to 25.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to 18.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to an increase in corporate overhead cost allocated to this segment based its revenues as a percentage of total revenues. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues for the International Segment increased to 25.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to 20.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to an increase in rental expense and operating costs associated with having two communication centers in the Philippines both of which are not operating at full capacity.

Depreciation Expense:

Our depreciation expense increased $0.1 million, or 14.3%, to $0.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to $0.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007. Depreciation expense for the United States Segment decreased $0.1 million or 33.3%, to $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to $0.3 million for the six months end June 30, 2007. The decrease is primarily attributed to assets in the second quarter becoming fully depreciated. Depreciation expense for the International Segment increased $0.2 million, or 50.0%, to $0.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to $0.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to a full six months of depreciation expense relating to assets acquired during the build-out of our second communication center in the Philippines in 2007.

 

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

The following table summarizes our cash flow by category for the six months ended June 30, (in thousands):

 

     2008     2007     Change  

Net cash used in activities

   $ (1,749 )   $ (30 )   $ (1,719 )

Net cash used in investing activities

   $ (1,661 )   $ (1,333 )   $ (328 )

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

   $ 3,656     $ (289 )   $ 3,945  

Our primary cash requirements include the funding of the following:

 

   

operating expenses;

 

   

capital expenditures for new and ongoing communication centers; and

 

   

interest payments and the repayment of principal on our debt.

Our primary source of liquidity has been cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and cash flow from operations. At June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1.0 million and $1.8 million, respectively, and working capital of $0.5 million and $1.5 million, respectively.

Net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2008 was $1.7 million, compared to $0.03 million net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The net cash used in the six months ended June 30, 2008 was primarily attributed to the net loss from operations, an increase in accounts receivable and a decrease in other assets. The average days sales outstanding was 74.7 and 77.9 days for the period ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, respectively.

Net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2008 was $1.7 million, compared to $1.3 million net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed a $2.8 million investment in Variable Rate Preferred offset by liquidation of $1.2 million in certificate of deposit. The cash received from the liquidated certificate of deposits were used to pay down our Revolver.

Net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2008 was $3.7 million, compared to $0.3 million net cash used in financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase was primarily attributed to the sale and issuance of $3.0 million in common stock to a significant customer, who is also an accredited investor, borrowings made under our Revolver, offset by capital lease payments. The cash received from the equity investment will be used to fund operations.

Contractual Obligations and Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

The following is a chart of our approximate contractual cash payment obligations, which have been aggregated to facilitate a basic understanding of our liquidity as of June 30, 2008:

Contractual Cash Obligations

 

     Payments Due by Period
   Total    1 year    2-4 years    5 years    After 5 years

Long-term debt

   $ 3,184,000    $ 3,184,000    $ —      $ —      $ —  

Capital lease obligations

     345,000      180,000      165,000      —        —  

Operating leases

     4,801,000      2,424,000      2,377,000      —        —  
                                  

Total contractual obligations

   $ 8,330,000    $ 5,788,000    $ 2,542,000    $ —      $ —  
                                  

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements. The debt and lease obligations in the table above do not include accrued interest.

 

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Our results of operation and cash flows are subject to fluctuations due to changes in foreign currency exchange rate, in particularly, the Philippines peso. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, approximately 27.7% and 15% and 27.4% and 14%, respectively, of our expenses were generated in the Philippines. We measure all of our revenues in U.S. dollars. A 10% increase in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the Philippines peso would reduce the expenses associated with the operations of our overseas operation by approximately $0.4 million where as a 10% decrease in the relative value of the dollar would increase the cost associated with these operations by approximately $0.4 million. Expenses related to our operations outside of the United States increased for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 when compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 due to increased cost associated with higher revenue generation and a decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the Philippine peso.

We have cash and cash equivalents and variable rate preferred securities totaling $3.8 million at June 30, 2008. These amounts were primarily invested in money market funds, certificate of deposits and variable rated preferred instruments. The cash and cash equivalents are held for working capital requirements, expansion and general corporate purposes. We do not enter into investments for trading or speculative purposes. We believe that we have no material exposure to changes in the fair value of our investment portfolio as a result of changes in interest rates.

Our investment consists of auction rate securities in the form of preferred stock, more commonly referred to as variable rate preferred stock, or “VRPs.” The interest rates are reset, typically every seven to thirty-five days, through an auction process. At the end of each reset period, investors can sell or continue to hold the securities at par. Beginning in February 2008, auctions failed for the VRPs we held because sell orders exceeded buy orders. These failures are not believed to be a credit issue, but rather are caused by a lack of liquidity. The funds associated with these failed auctions may not be accessible until the issuer calls the security, a successful auction occurs, a buyer is found outside of the auction process, or the security matures. As a result, we have classified the VRPs as long-term assets in our consolidated balance sheet. The VRPs are recorded at cost and have variable interest rates that are recorded as interest income.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We carried out an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(c) and 15d-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the period covered by this Quarterly Report in accumulating and communicating to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, material information required to be included in the reports we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Based on an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting during our last fiscal quarter, identified in connection with that evaluation, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

We are responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we have begun an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2007 based on the framework in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP).

As of June 30, 2008, we have not concluded our evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the COSO framework.

 

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PART II–OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

From time to time, we are party to certain claims, suits and complaints that arise in the ordinary course of business. Currently, there are no such claims, suits or complaints, which, in the opinion of management, could have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flow with the exception of the following:

On June 23, 2008, we received notice from the Maine Human Rights Commission (“MHRC”) that a complaint had been filed against Access Worldwide alleging discrimination in violation of Chapter 501, Public Law 1971, as amended, entitled the Maine Human Rights Act. The Complaint (E08-0264, Morrison v. Access Worldwide) alleges, among other things, discrimination based on disability. The case is in a preliminary phase, and as of the date of date of this filing it is unknown what damages or relief Mr. Morrison is seeking. On July 16, 2008, we responded to the MHRC’s document request. We assert that Mr. Morrison’s claims are not valid, but cannot provide assurance as to the outcome of any potential litigation.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

During the period covered by this Report, there have been no material changes from our risk factors as previously disclosed in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

 

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY

On May 21, 2008, we held an annual meeting of the stockholders of the Common Stock to vote on the following matters: (1) to elect eight persons to our Board of Directors, and (2) to ratify the selection of Daszkal Bolton, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008. Total shares of Common Stock outstanding on March 26, 2008, the Record Date, were 36,997,266.

Proposal 1: Proposal to elect Michael Curcio, Michael Dornemann, Gregory Framke, Shawkat Raslan, Frederick Thorne, Carl Tiedemann, Charles Henri Weil, and Alfonso Yuchengco, III to the Board of Directors, each to serve a one year term. Each nominee received a majority of the votes cast, and therefore has been duly elected a director.

 

NOMINEE

   VOTES FOR    VOTES ABSTAINING

Michael Curcio

   23,820,825    65,050

Michael Dornemann

   23,822,125    63,750

Gregory Framke

   23,820,825    65,050

Shawkat Raslan

   23,820,825    65,050

Frederick Thorne

   23,822,125    63,750

Carl Tiedemann

   23,822,125    63,750

Charles Henri Weil

   23,820,825    65,050

Alfonso Yuchengco, III

   23,820,825    65,050

There were no broker non-votes or abstentions with respect to this matter.

Proposal 2: Proposal to ratify the appointment of Daszkal Bolton, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2007 fiscal year. The Proposal was approved by the holders of a majority of the shares of Common Stock outstanding, and was therefore ratified by our shareholders.

 

VOTES FOR

  VOTES AGAINST   VOTES ABSTAINING   BROKER NON-VOTES
23,820,825   2,968   62,082   0

 

ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS

On July 23, 2008, pursuant to Rule 12g-4(a)(1) and Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(i) and the duty under Section 15(d) to file reports required by Section 13(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”), with respect to a class of securities specified in paragraph (b) of Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(i), the Board of Directors of the Company voted to deregister the common stock and suspend the duty to file reports (collectively, “Deregister” or “Deregistration”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 15(d) of the Act. We will provide additional notice or our intent to Deregister and suspend filing with the SEC via a press release subsequent to the filing of this Form 10-Q. Access is eligible to Deregister by filing a Form 15 because it has fewer than 300 holders of record of its common stock.

 

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Upon filing of the Form 15, Access’ obligation to file certain reports with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, will immediately cease. Access expects the Deregistration will become effective 90 days after the date of filing the Form 15 with the SEC.

Subsequent to Deregistration, Access’ common stock will be removed from the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (the “OTCBB”) but may be quoted on the Pink OTC Market (“Pink Sheets”). Access can give no assurances that any broker will continue to make a market in the Company’s common stock subsequent to Deregistration. Similar to the OTCBB, the Pink Sheets is a provider of pricing and financial information for the over-the-counter securities markets. It is a centralized quotation service that collects and publishes market maker quotes in real time primarily through its website, www.pinksheets.com, which provides stock and bond price quotes, financial news and information about securities traded.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibits No.

 

Description

31.1   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Executive Officer
31.2   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Financial Officer
32.1   Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer
32.2   Section 1350 Certification of Chief Financial Officer

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    ACCESS WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Date: August 14, 2008   By:  

/s/ SHAWKAT RASLAN

   

Shawkat Raslan, Chairman of the Board,

President and Chief Executive Officer

(principal executive officer)

Date: August 14, 2008   By:  

/s/ RICHARD A. LYEW

   

Richard A. Lyew, Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

(principal financial and accounting officer)

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

31.1   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Executive Officer
31.2   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Financial Officer
32.1   Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer
32.2   Section 1350 Certification of Chief Financial Officer

 

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