10-Q 1 v377066_10q.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

 

United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

 

 

xQUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

¨TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT

 

For the quarterly period ended:   Commission File No:
March 31, 2014   000-31279

 

 

 

OurPet’s Company

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Colorado   34-1480558
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

1300 East Street, Fairport Harbor, OH   44077
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (440) 354-6500

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 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 has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No   ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check One):

 

Large Accelerated Filer ¨ Accelerated Filer ¨
       
Non-Accelerated Filer ¨ Smaller Reporting Company 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 

 

As of April 15, 2014, the Registrant had outstanding 16,915,337 shares of Common Stock, 187,116 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock, convertible into 1,871,160 shares of Common Stock, warrants exercisable for 1,483,333 shares of Common Stock and options exercisable for 1,042,875 shares of Common Stock.

 

As used in this Form 10-Q, the terms “Company,” “OurPet’s,” “Registrant,” “we,” “us” and “our” mean OurPet’s Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as a whole, unless the context indicates otherwise. Except as otherwise stated, the information is this Form 10-Q is as of March 31, 2014.

 

 
 

 

CONTENTS

 

 

Page
Number

Part 1 – Financial Information    
     
Item 1 – Financial Statements:    
     
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2014 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2013   3
     
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 (Unaudited)   5
     
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 (Unaudited)   6
     
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 (Unaudited)   7
     
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)   8
     
Item 2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations:    
     
Forward Looking Statements   13
     
Overview   13
     
Results of Operations   14
     
Liquidity and Capital Resources   15
     
Critical Accounting Policies/Estimates   17
     
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements   18
     
Item 3 – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   18
     
Item 4 – Controls and Procedures   18
     
Part II – Other Information    
     
Item 1 – Legal Proceedings   18
     
Item 1A- Risk Factors   18
     
Item 2 – Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   18
     
Item 3 – Defaults Upon Senior Securities   19
     
Item 4 – Mine Safety Disclosure   19
     
Item 5 – Other Information   19
     
Item 6 – Exhibits   19
     
Signatures   20
     
Certifications   22

 

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CONDENSESD CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2014   2013 
   (unaudited)     
ASSETS          
           
CURRENT ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents  $91,650   $57,975 
Accounts receivable - trade, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $31,020 and $28,014   2,650,309    2,811,139 
Inventories net of reserve   6,922,298    5,876,724 
Prepaid expenses   534,591    397,268 
Total current assets   10,198,848    9,143,106 
           
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT          
Computers and office equipment   832,146    717,383 
Warehouse equipment   557,537    553,148 
Leasehold improvements   263,731    263,731 
Tooling   4,085,828    4,059,740 
Construction in progress   437,124    349,164 
Total   6,176,366    5,943,166 
Less accumulated depreciation   4,185,639    4,051,957 
Net property and equipment   1,990,727    1,891,209 
           
OTHER ASSETS          
Amortizable Intangible Assets, less amortization of $356,706 and $337,996   362,373    370,850 
Intangible Assets   461,000    461,000 
Goodwill   67,511    67,511 
Deposits and other assets   18,003    18,003 
Total other assets   908,887    917,364 
           
Total assets  $13,098,462   $11,951,679 

 

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

 

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2014   2013 
   (unaudited)     
           
LIABILITIES          
           
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Notes payable  $100,000   $100,000 
Current maturities of long-term debt   312,049    397,575 
Accounts payable - trade   2,097,738    1,169,925 
Income taxes payable   106,085    161,637 
Other accrued expenses   401,353    699,373 
Total current liabilities   3,017,225    2,528,510 
           
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES          
Long-term debt - less current portion above   670,378    721,389 
Revolving Line of Credit   2,415,032    1,833,032 
Deferred Income Taxes   232,427    245,775 
Total long term liabilities   3,317,837    2,800,196 
           
Total liabilities   6,335,062    5,328,706 
           
 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
COMMON STOCK          
No par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, 16,710,792 and 16,657,660 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 respectively   4,901,563    4,901,563 
           
CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK          
No par value; convertible into Common Stock at the rate of 10 common shares for each preferred share; 5,000,000 shares authorized, 63,500 shares issued and outstanding   579,850    579,850 
           
Series 2009 no par value; convertible into Common Stock at the rate of 10 common shares for each preferred share; 175,000 shares authorized, 123,616 shares issued and outstanding   865,312    865,312 
           
           
PAID-IN CAPITAL   25,498    19,498 
           
ACCUMULATED EARNINGS   391,177    256,750 
Total stockholders' equity   6,763,400    6,622,973 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $13,098,462   $11,951,679 

 

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

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2014   2013 
         
         
Net revenue  $5,214,471   $5,040,645 
           
Cost of goods sold   3,660,570    3,584,274 
           
Gross profit on sales   1,553,901    1,456,371 
           
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,312,965    1,152,169 
           
Income from operations   240,936    304,202 
           
Other income   (10,430)   (40,783)
Interest expense   35,839    40,245 
           
Income before income taxes   215,527    304,740 
           
Income tax expense   81,100    81,139 
           
Net income  $134,427   $223,601 
           
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share          
After Dividend Requirements For Preferred          
Stock:          
Net Income  $0.01   $0.01 
           
           
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used to calculate basic earnings per share   16,695,076    15,883,560 
           
Weighted average number of common and equivalent shares outstanding used to calculate diluted earnings per share   18,297,349    17,645,946 

 

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

 

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 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

 

   Preferred Stock   Series 2009 Preferred Stock   Common Stock           Total 
   Number of       Number of       Number of       Paid-In   Accumulated   Stockholders' 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Equity 
Balance at December 31, 2013   63,500   $579,850    123,616   $865,312    16,657,660   $4,901,563   $19,498   $256,750   $6,622,973 
                                              
Common Stock issued upon exercise of stock options   -    -    -    -    53,132    -    -    -    - 
Net income   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    134,427    134,427 
Stock-Based compensation expense   -    -    -    -    -    -    6,000    -    6,000 
                                              
Balance at March 31, 2014 (unaudited)   63,500   $579,850    123,616   $865,312    16,710,792   $4,901,563   $25,498   $391,177   $6,763,400 

 

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

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2014   2013 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net income  $134,427   $223,601 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:          
Loss on Sale of Fixed Assets   -    2,000 
Depreciation expense   133,685    152,189 
Amortization expense   18,710    11,631 
Stock option expense   3,000    6,000 
Warrant expense   3,000    3,000 
(Increase) decrease in assets:          
Accounts receivable - trade   160,827    500,801 
Inventories   (1,045,574)   229,971 
Prepaid expenses   (137,323)   (99,697)
Deferred Tax Asset   -    23,459 
Amortizable Intangible asset additions   (10,233)   (25,505)
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:          
Accounts payable - trade   927,813    (284,525)
Accrued expenses   (353,572)   (24,941)
Deferred tax liabilities   (13,348)   (15,280)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (178,588)   702,704 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
Acquisition of property and equipment   (233,200)   (43,379)
Net cash used in investing activities   (233,200)   (43,379)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Principal payments on long-term debt   (136,537)   (54,167)
(Payments)/ Borrowings on bank line of credit   582,000    (594,000)
Net cash provided/(used) in financing activities   445,463    (648,167)
Net increase in cash   33,675    11,158 
           
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD   57,975    21,269 
CASH AT END OF PERIOD  $91,650   $32,427 
           
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION          
Interest paid  $31,236   $22,059 
Income Taxes paid  $150,000   $- 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON CASH TRANSACTIONS          
Non cash exercise of stock options  $49,730   $- 

 

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

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MARCH 31, 2014

(Unaudited) 

 

ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS

 

The management of OurPet’s Company originally founded Napro, Inc. (“Napro”), an Ohio corporation, in 1985 as an enterprise for launching new ventures and acquiring companies in various lines of business. In February 1996, Napro formed a wholly-owned Ohio subsidiary, Virtu Company (“Virtu”), to market proprietary products to the retail pet business under the OurPet’s label. Napro then changed its name to OurPet’s Company effective March 19, 1998.

 

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

OurPet’s Company (“OurPet’s” or the “Company”) follows accounting standards set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). FASB sets generally accepted accounting principles to ensure the consistent reporting of the financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013 have been prepared in accordance with such generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q, including the requirements of Article 8-03 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. They include the accounts of OurPet’s and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”), Virtu and SMP Company, Incorporated. The December 31, 2013 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet information contained in this Form 10-Q was derived from the 2013 audited consolidated financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for an annual report. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods presented have been included. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 that are included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2014. Operating results for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for future fiscal periods.

 

USE OF ESTIMATES

 

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America 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 from these estimates.

 

INVENTORIES

 

Inventories are carried at the lower of cost, first-in, first-out method or market. All inventories are pledged as collateral for bank loans. Inventories at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 consist of:

 

   2014   2013 
Finished goods  $5,673,078   $4,593,715 
Components, packaging and work in process   1,384,606    1,417,998 
Inventory reserve   (135,386)   (134,989)
Total  $6,922,298   $5,876,724 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MARCH 31, 2014

(Unaudited) 

 

During the three month period ending March 31, 2014, the Company recorded additional inventory reserve charges of $25,733.

 

Changes to the inventory reserve during 2014 and 2013 are shown below:

 

   2014   2013 
Beginning balance  $134,989   $103,585 
Increases to reserve   25,733    145,351 
Write offs against reserve   (25,336)   (113,947)
Ending balance  $135,386   $134,989 

 

During 2014 and 2013, monthly accruals were and continue to be made to account for obsolete and excess inventory. A quarterly review was also performed to determine if an additional end of quarter adjustment was needed. It was determined that no additional adjustment was needed for the end of the first quarter of 2014.

 

The Company will continue its policy of regularly reviewing inventory quantities on hand based on related service levels and functionality. Carrying cost will be reduced to net realizable value for inventories in which their cost exceeds their utility due to changes in marketing and sales strategies, obsolescence, changes in price levels, or other causes. Furthermore, if future demand or market conditions for the Company’s products are less favorable than forecasted or if unforeseen technological changes negatively impact the utility of certain products or component inventory, the Company may be required to record additional inventory reserves, which would negatively affect its results of operations in the period when the inventory reserve adjustments are recorded. Once established, write downs of inventories are considered permanent adjustments to the cost basis of the obsolete or excess inventories.

 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

Accounts receivable have been adjusted for all known uncollectible accounts. An allowance for possible bad debts was established on March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 in the amounts of $31,020 and $28,014, respectively. Management reviews accounts receivable on a regular basis, based on contracted terms and how recently payments have been received, to determine if any such amounts will potentially be uncollected. After all attempts to collect a receivable have failed, the receivable is written off.

 

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company leases a 64,000 square foot production, warehouse, and office facility in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, from a related entity, Senk Properties LLC, at a current monthly rental of $27,250 plus real estate taxes. Senk Properties is a limited liability company owned by Dr. Steven Tsengas, Konstantine S. Tsengas, Nicholas S. Tsengas, and Evangelia S. Tsengas. Dr. Tsengas is our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, a director, and a major stockholder of the Company. Konstantine Tsengas is our Vice President and Secretary, as well as being a stockholder. Nicholas Tsengas and Evangelia Tsengas are both stockholders of OurPet’s.

 

The Company entered into a ten year lease with Senk Properties for the Fairport Harbor facility effective upon completion of the 36,000 square foot warehouse expansion on June 1, 2007. The monthly rental was $26,667 for the first two years, $28,417 for the next three years, and $30,167 from June 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012 of the sixth year. On August 10, 2012, the Company executed a new ten and one-half year lease that reduced monthly payments effective September 1, 2012. The new lease’s payment schedule is $27,250 per month for the first two years, then $29,013 per month for the next two years, then $30,827 for the next three years, then $32,587 for the next two years, and lastly $34,347 for the final eighteen months, all plus real estate taxes. The Company has the option to extend the lease for an additional ten years at a rental amount to be mutually agreed upon.

 

On December 30, 2011 the Company entered into a second lease with Senk Properties for a 26,000 square foot production warehouse and office facility in Mentor, Ohio, with payments due on the first day of each month starting on January 1, 2012. This facility replaced the Hagerstown, Maryland, facility that housed Cosmic Pet operations until its lease expired in July of 2012. The current monthly rental rate is $9,083. The rental payment schedule is as follows: $8,542 for the first two years (ended December 31, 2013), $9,083 for the next two years (current rate), $9,732 for the next two years, $10,056 for the next year, $10,597 for the next two years, and $10,813 for the last year, all plus real estate taxes. The Company has the option to extend the lease for an additional ten years at a rent amount to be mutually agreed upon. 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MARCH 31, 2014

(Unaudited) 

 

Lease expense resulting from the foregoing agreements was $115,662 for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

 

On January 15, 2007 and November 25, 2008, the Company entered into agreements with Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Inc. (“NSDA”). One of the principals of NSDA is John W. Spirk, Jr., a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and a shareholder.  Also, NSDA indirectly owns shares of the Company through its ownership in Pet Zone Products, Ltd., a significant shareholder of the Company.  The agreements address the invoicing and payment of NSDA’s fees and expenses related to the development of certain products on behalf of the Company. 

 

The Company has been invoiced $781,061 by NSDA of which $445,496 has been paid in cash, $50,000 paid with 50,454 shares of the Company’s Common Stock and the remaining balance of $285,565 deferred. The balance of the deferred payments is payable as a fee based upon sales of certain products.  As of March 31, 2014, the fee accrued to date was $15,864.

 

REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

With respect to revenue from product sales, revenue is recognized only upon shipment of products to customers. The Company derives its revenues from the sale of proprietary pet products under the OurPet’s®, PetZone®, SmartScoop®, EcoPure Naturals®, Play-N-Squeak®, Durapet®, Flappy®, Go! Cat! Go®!, Eat®, Smarter Toys®, Clipnosis® and Cosmic Pet® brand names. Net revenue is comprised of gross sales less discounts given to distributors and returns and allowances.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, 27.2% of the Company’s net revenue was derived from one major customer. Revenue generated from this customer amounted to $1,417,388.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, 25.5% of the Company’s net revenue was derived from one major customer. Revenue generated from this customer amounted to $1,283,923.

 

STOCK OPTIONS

 

“Share-Based Payment” standards require the grant-date value of all share-based payment awards that are expected to vest, including employee share options, to be recognized as employee compensation expense over the requisite service period. The Company adopted the modified prospective transition method on January 1, 2006. Under this transition method, the Company (1) did not restate any prior periods and (2) is recognizing compensation expense for all share-based payment awards that were outstanding, but not yet vested, as of January 1, 2006, based upon the same estimated grant-date fair values and service periods used to prepare the pro-forma disclosures. The amount of compensation expense recognized in 2014 and 2013 as a result of stock options is not material.

 

On February 13, 2012, the Board of Directors, by unanimous written consent, approved a second amendment to the 2008 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) whereby the maximum number of shares reserved and available for issuance under the Plan was increased by 750,000, from 1,000,000 to 1,750,000 shares. The amendment was approved at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 25, 2012.

 

NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

 

Basic and diluted net income per common share is based on the net income attributable to common stockholders after preferred stock dividend requirements for the period, divided by the weighted average number of common and equivalent dilutive shares outstanding during the period. Potential common shares whose effect would be anti-dilutive have not been included. As of March 31, 2014, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive include 1,346,875 stock options at exercise prices from $0.27 to $1.27 a share, 1,483,334 warrants to purchase common stock at exercise prices from $0.42 to $0.98 a share, 635,000 shares underlying our original series of preferred stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share and 1,236,160 shares underlying a second Series 2009 Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $.70 per share. As of March 31, 2013, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive include 1,812,708 stock options at exercise prices from $0.22 to $0.98 a share, 2,221,943 warrants to purchase common stock at exercise prices from $0.36 to $0.99 a share, 660,000 shares underlying our original series of preferred stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share and 1,236,160 shares underlying a second Series 2009 Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $.70 per share.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MARCH 31, 2014

(Unaudited) 

 

INCOME TAXES

 

During the first quarter of 2014, the Company reduced its deferred tax liabilities by approximately $13,000, from $245,775 to $232,427, for adjustments related to the accelerated deductibility of various Section 179 properties. The estimated federal income tax expense payable for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 is $61,426. The estimated local income tax expense payable for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 is $3,961. The Company adjusted its income tax accrual accounts accordingly.

 

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had net operating loss carryforwards (NOL’s) for federal income tax purposes of approximately $296,000. There can be no assurance that the Company will realize the entire benefit of the NOL’s. The federal NOL’s are available to offset future taxable income and would have expired from 2015 through 2028 if not utilized. In the first quarter of 2013, the Company decreased its deferred tax assets by approximately $23,500, from $93,838 to $70,379, due to the “more likely than not” projected utilization of NOL’s during the year. Also during the first quarter of 2013, the Company reduced its deferred tax liabilities by approximately $15,000, from $196,435 to $181,155, for adjustments related to the accelerated deductibility of various Section 179 properties. The estimated federal income tax expense payable for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $69,060. The estimated local income tax expense payable for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $3,900. The Company adjusted its income tax accrual accounts accordingly.

 

The Company follows provisions of uncertain tax positions as addressed in FASB Accounting Standards Codification 740-10-65-1. Based on management’s evaluation, the Company has no position at March 31, 2014 or December 31, 2013 for which there is uncertainty about deductibility. The Company is no longer subject to U.S. Federal and state income tax examinations by taxing authorities for years before December 31, 2010.

 

FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Fair value estimates discussed herein are based on certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014. A fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value and requires fair value measurements to be categorized based on the observability of those inputs has been established by the applicable accounting guidance. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 inputs) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 inputs). The respective carrying value of certain balance sheet financial instruments approximate their fair values and are classified within level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. These financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued expenses. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt is estimated based upon the quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on the current rates offered to the Company for debt of the same remaining maturities. The carrying value approximates the fair value of the debt.

 

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company has performed an evaluation of subsequent events for potential recognition and disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements for the first quarter of 2014 and noted the following:

 

On April 16, 2014, the Company renegotiated its financing agreements with FirstMerit Bank, N.A. including its $5,000,000 line of credit and its $500,000 term loan borrowed on December 7, 2012. As part of the agreements, the following were agreed to:

 

·The Company’s limit on capital expenditures has been increased from $500,000 to $750,000. Further, the Company is limited from incurring a liability for rentals of property in an amount which, together with capital expenditures, would exceed $750,000.
·The interest rate on those borrowings was changed to a monthly variable 30 day LIBOR rate (fixed for the next month at 2 days prior to each month end) plus 2.25 percentage points.
·The personal guarantees of Dr. Steven Tsengas, CEO, and his wife regarding the Company’s loan facilities with FirstMerit Bank have been terminated.

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MARCH 31, 2014

(Unaudited) 

 

·Scheduled payments on the Company’s subordinated debt were approved including the pay down for Over the Hill Limited in the amount of $25,000 and Beachcraft Limited Partnership in the amount of $75,000 as long as the Company meets its financial ratio covenants.
·The $500,000 term loan, which had an outstanding balance of $277,778 on April 16, 2014, was renegotiated to be paid with: 19 monthly consecutive interest payments using a 30 day LIBOR rate (fixed for the next month at 2 days prior to each month end) plus 2.25 percentage points starting May 15, 2014; 19 monthly consecutive principal payments of $13,889 starting May 15, 2014; and one final interest payment of the same variable rate and principal payment of $13,909 on December 7, 2015.

 

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In July 2013, new guidance was issued which states that an unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion of an unrecognized tax benefit, should be presented in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward. This guidance is effective prospectively for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2013; accordingly, the Company implemented ASU 2013-11 effective January 1, 2014. The impact on the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements from applying this new guidance was immaterial.

 

In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued an accounting standards update providing new guidance on the requirements for reporting a discontinued operation. The standards update defines a discontinued operation as (1) a component of an entity or a group of components of an entity, or a business, that has been disposed of by sale, or other than by sale, or is classified as held for sale that represents a strategic shift that has, or will have, a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results or (2) an acquired business that is classified as held for sale on the date of the acquisition. The standards update allows companies to have significant continuing involvement and continuing cash flows with the discontinued operations. Additional disclosures are also required for discontinued operations and individually material disposal transactions that do not meet the definition of a discontinued operation. The standards update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2014. We will adopt this standards update, as required, beginning with the first quarter of 2015. The adoption of this standards update affects presentation only and, as such, is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements

 

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

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Forward-looking statements generally include words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “planned,” “scheduled,” or similar expressions and statements. Although we believe these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, statements made regarding future results are subject to a number of assumptions, uncertainties, and risks that could cause future results to be materially different from the results stated or implied in this document. Uncertainties, risks, and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from any results of performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this Form 10-Q include: (1) our ability to manage our operating expenses and realize operating efficiencies, (2) our ability to maintain and grow our sales with existing and new customers, (3) our ability to retain existing members of our senior management team and to attract additional management employees, (4) our ability to manage fluctuations in the availability and cost of key materials and tools of production, (5) general economic conditions that might impact demand for our products, (6) competition from existing or new participants in the pet products industry, (7) our ability to design and bring to market new products on a timely and profitable basis, (8) challenges to our patents or trademarks on existing or new products, or (9) our ability to secure access to sufficient capital on favorable terms to manage and grow our business. We caution that these risk factors are not exclusive. Additionally, we do not undertake to update any forward looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of us except as required by law.

 

OVERVIEW

 

We develop and market products for improving the health, safety, comfort, and enjoyment of pets. Our mission is “To exceed pet and guardian expectations with innovative solutions.” Our dual brand strategy is focused on OurPets® for the Pet Specialty channel and PetZone® for the food, drug and mass retail channel. The products sold have increased from the initial Big Dog Feeder® to approximately 800 products for dogs, cats, domestic and wild birds. Products are marketed under the OurPet’s®, Flappy®, Pet Zone®, SmartScoop®, Ecopure Naturals ®, Play-N-Squeak®, Durapet®, Clipnosis® , Go! Cat!Go!®, and Cosmic PetTM labels to customers, both domestic and foreign. The manufacturing of these products is subcontracted to other entities, both domestic and foreign, based upon price, delivery, and quality.

 

According to the most recent 2013/2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, published by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc.® (APPA), approximately 82.5 million U.S. households reported owning a pet with an estimated pet population of 83.3 million dogs, 95.6 million cats, and 20.6 million birds.  According to Packaged Facts: Pet Supplies and Pet Care Products in the U.S., June 2013, pet industry sales totaled $59.12 billion in the U.S. in 2012.  For the same period, U.S. retail sales of pet supplies (OurPet’s segment) totaled $11.5 billion, which represents an increase of 3% over 2011.  While market growth is still below pre-recession rates, the economy is expected to gradually improve and the pet market as a whole is expected to rise to $75.09 billion by 2017. Annual sales growth of pet supplies is predicted at 4.5% in 2014. Compound annual growth rate is likewise projected at 4-5% during 2012-2017. 

 

Market factors pointing to a healthier growth rate include the industry’s success in emphasizing the human-animal bond, driving sales of premium products; the strong market presence of upper-income households willing to spend heavily on pet supplies; the growing population of pets with specialized health needs (approximately 40% of pets are seniors) and the expansion of the pet specialty channel. In summary, the pet industry has again proven to be generally recession resistant with annual growth rates favorable to the overall economy over a business cycle.

 

As discussed in Liquidity and Capital Resources on Pages 15 through 17, we have funded our operations principally from the net cash provided from financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and from operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2013. Net cash used by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $178,588.

 

Under the Company’s credit facilities with our bank, the Company can borrow up to $5,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. As of March 31, 2014, we had a balance due of $2,415,032 under the line of credit with our bank at an interest rate of prime plus .50%.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

In the following discussion, all references to 2014 are for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and all references to 2013 are for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

Net revenue for 2014 was $5,214,471, an increase of 3.5% in revenue from $5,040,645 in 2013, consisting of net sales of proprietary products for the retail pet business. This increase of approximately $170,000 was the net result of: (i) sales to new customers of approximately $187,000 and (ii) a net decrease in sales to established customers of approximately $17,000. The net decrease in sales to established customers resulted from: (i) increased sales to non-pet (i.e. food, drug, and mass) customers of approximately $156,000; (ii) decreased sales to pet specialty customers of approximately $133,000; and (iii) decreased sales to international customers of approximately $40,000. Sales to pet specialty customers are down due to their decisions to purchase private label product directly from overseas vendors.

 

Our sales to foreign customers, including both new and established customers, decreased by approximately $17,000, or 2.5%, from 2013, mainly due to decreased sales to customers in Canada and Taiwan which were offset by increased sales to customers in Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

 

Total sales to all customers of new products in 2014 that were not sold in 2013 were approximately $100,000. These included new cat/dog bowls and cat toys with new uses of catnip. The EZ Scoop and Simply Scoop litter boxes were just launched recently, and our odorless technology products are expected to be launched in the marketplace in the near future.

 

Within our main product categories, our bowls and feeder sales increased 4%; toys and accessories increased 5.5%; and the waste and odor control category decreased 34%, over the same period a year ago. The waste and odor category is expected to improve in the future with the introduction of the new products referenced above. In addition, our dual brand strategy is continuing to be developed with OurPets® for the Pet Specialty channel and PetZone® for the food, drug and mass retail channel. We expect to be shipping much of the PetZone product line by end of the second quarter of 2014, which should help increase sales during the remainder of the year. Furthermore, adverse weather conditions that impacted the first quarter have subsided and this is expected to lead to increased consumer spending in the coming months of 2014.

 

Cost of goods sold increased by approximately $76,000 or 2.1% from $3,584,274 in 2013 to $3,660,570 in 2014 due to the combination of increased variable costs of products sold and decreased fixed operating expenses. The variable costs of products sold (e.g. the cost of purchased materials, freight, warranty expenses, and packaging) increased by a net of approximately $105,000 from 2013. This increase was almost entirely due to the rise in sales as our variable operating expenses on a unit basis remain fairly consistent at around $0.59 per dollar sold. The fact that our unit variable operating costs did not rise is noteworthy given that we incurred high entry costs to establish business in the private label market with a few customers. Plus on a positive note, fixed operating expenses decreased by a net of approximately $28,000 due to: lower depreciation related expenses, a smaller accrual for the write off of obsolete and excess inventory, offset by an increase in storage costs, among other items.

 

As a result of the decrease in fixed operating expenses, gross profit margin on sales increased by a percentage point from 28.9% to 29.8%. This increase along with the increase in sales allowed gross profit margin dollars to increase from $1,456,371 in 2013 to $1,553,901 in 2014.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses in 2014 were $1,312,965, an increase of 14.0%, or $160,796, from $1,152,169 in 2013. This increase was primarily the result of (i) an increase in selling expenses of approximately $32,000 from increased marketing and promotional charges as a result of agreements with certain customers, (ii) an increase in product development expenses of approximately $21,000, (iii) an increase in salary and payroll related expenses of approximately $21,000, (iv) an increase in professional expenses of approximately $18,000 mostly from increased investor relation expenses and increased amortization charges for brand and website development, (v) an increase in marketing expenses of approximately $47,000 due to increased corporate show and consumer research expenses, and (vi) a net increase of all other expenses of approximately another $22,000.

 

Our income from operations decreased by $63,266, from $304,202 in 2013 to $240,936 in 2014, as a result of the 14.0% increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $160,796 offset by the 6.7% increase in gross profit on sales of $97,530.

 

“Other income” of approximately $10,000 in 2014 was mostly from favorable patent litigation settlements. “Other income” in 2013 was mostly comprised of approximately $26,000 received from an insurance claim settlement and approximately $17,000 received from a patent infringement settlement related to our Durapet® brand. This income was offset by a $2,000 write off of a fixed asset no longer in use.

 

Interest expense for 2014 was $35,839, a decrease of $4,406, from $40,245 in 2013. Interest expense for our bank line of credit increased by approximately $100, thereby staying at approximately $19,000 for the first quarter of 2014 and 2013. Our average balance was $2,013,065 in 2014 and $1,977,849 in 2013 (interest rate remained the same at 3.75%). With respect to the $500,000 term loan with First Merit Bank, our interest expense decreased by approximately $2,300 from 2013 to 2014 due to a reduction in the outstanding principal balance of this loan. Interest expense due on notes payable to subordinated note holders decreased by approximately $3,500 from 2013, as a result of paying off part of the principal balance of the $300,000 subordinated note issued in 2008. Lastly, interest expense due on leases and other miscellaneous payments increased by approximately $1,300 from new borrowings in 2013.

 

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Income tax expense was approximately the same at about $81,100 in both 2014 and 2013. Although income before taxes was higher in 2013 than 2014, income tax expense recorded was approximately the same due to using a lower book tax rate (27% vs 38%) in 2013. We used a lower rate due to having NOL’s available for use in 2013, therefore lowering our expected income tax bracket. No NOL’s remain as of the beginning of 2014.

 

Net income for 2014 was $134,427 as compared to net income of $223,601 for 2013, a decrease of $89,174. This decrease was a result of the following changes from 2013 to 2014:

 

Net revenue increase of 3.5%  $173,826 
Cost of goods sold increase of 2.1%   (76,296)
Gross profit increase of 6.7%   97,530 
Selling, general and administrative expenses increase of 14.0 %   (160,796)
Interest expense decrease of 10.9%   4,406 
Decrease in other income   (30,353)
Income tax expense decrease   39 
Decrease in profitability  $(89,174)

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

Our operating activities provide cash from the sale of our products to customers with the principal use of cash being for the payments to suppliers that manufacture our products and for freight charges for shipments to our warehouse and to our customers. Our investing activities use cash mostly for the acquisition of equipment such as tooling, computers, and software. Our financing activities provide cash, if needed, under our lines of credit with our bank that had $1,371,251 in available funds as of March 31, 2014, based upon the balance of accounts receivable and inventories at that date.

 

Our short-term and long-term liquidity will continue to depend on our ability to achieve cash-flow break even on our operations and to increase sales of our products. In 2013, we funded our operating cash requirements primarily by net income. In the first quarter of 2014, we funded our operating cash requirements primarily through the working capital line of credit. Based on our bank’s amended loan covenants we expect to comply with the debt service coverage ratio and tangible net worth required by our bank to maintain our line of credit through the end of 2014. We have no material commitments for capital expenditures.

 

As of March 31, 2014, we had $3,497,459 in principal amount of indebtedness consisting of:

 

Bank line of credit - $5,000,000  Prime plus .5% $2,415,032 
Bank term note ($500,000 original balance)  5.45%  291,667 
Contributor notes payable  Prime plus 3% & 5%  425,000 
Ohio 166 Loan  3.00% (Plus annual servicing fee of .25%)  120,463 
Capitalized Leases  11.88% and 9.9%  37,118 
Other notes payable  Prime plus 3% & 10%  100,000 
Lake County Economic Development Loan Program  5.00%  108,179 

 

The bank line of credit indebtedness of $2,415,032 is comprised of a single line of credit under which we can borrow up to a total of $5,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. Total eligible collateral at March 31, 2014 was $3,786,283. The $5,000,000 line of credit is a two year revolver and therefore is classified as a long term liability on our balance sheet. Currently the $5,000,000 line of credit has been renewed by the bank through June 30, 2015. Under our agreement with the bank we are required to: (i) maintain a debt service coverage ratio of at least 1.00 to 1.15 measured quarterly on a trailing 12 month basis; (ii) maintain a tangible net worth of no less than $4,500,000 tested at the end of each quarter; and (iii) obtain the bank’s permission to incur additional indebtedness, make any expenditures for property and equipment in excess of $500,000 in any fiscal year, redeem any of our capital stock, or pay cash dividends other than dividends on our preferred stock (subject to meeting the debt service coverage ratio). As of March 31, 2014, we were in compliance with the covenant and default provisions under the agreement with the bank. We had a debt service coverage ratio of 1.77 and a tangible net worth of $6,381,189.

 

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In the first quarter of 2014, there were no changes in our financing arrangements. See “Subsequent Events” for financing changes that took place shortly after the end of the quarter.

 

2013 Financing

 

In April, 2013, our bank approved a repayment schedule for all accrued interest and principal related to the outstanding $300,000 subordinated note, issued in 2008 and due to be paid in full on October 31, 2012. As explained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 29, 2013, this loan (including accrued interest) was not paid when due since at that time it would have put the Company in further violation of the bank’s debt service coverage ratio. Effective November 1, 2012, per the terms of this note, the interest rate increased to prime plus 500 basis points (8.25%). The repayment is conditioned on the Company meeting the bank’s revised debt service coverage ratio each quarter. In 2013, the Company repaid all accrued interest of approximately $93,000 and $150,000 of the principal balance of this loan. In the first quarter of 2014, the Company paid another $75,000 of the principal balance and newly accrued interest. The Company intends to pay the remaining $75,000 in the second quarter of 2014.

 

Also in April 2013, the Company entered into a capital lease for the purchase of a truck for transporting products between our Fairport Harbor and Mentor facilities in Ohio. The principal amount of the lease is $20,816 and is payable over a four year term in equal monthly installments of $527. As of March 31, 2014, the balance of this lease was $16,733.

 

In June 2013, the Company received $125,000 in funds as part of the Lake County Economic Development Loan Program. This loan is payable over a five year term beginning in July 2013 in equal monthly installments of $2,359, which includes interest accruing at a fixed rate of 5.0%. The Company used the funds towards the purchase of certain information technology equipment, packaging equipment, and tooling for new products. The loan is secured by this equipment. As of March 31, 2014, the balance of this loan was $108,179.

 

In November 2013, we extended our $5,000,000 credit facility through June 30, 2015. The credit facility is collateralized by a security interest in the cash, accounts receivable, inventory and all other property and assets of OurPet’s and its subsidiaries. Steven Tsengas, OurPet’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and his wife, Evangelia Tsengas, personally guaranteed the repayment of the credit facility. In consideration for their continued guarantees through June 30, 2015, they were granted 125,000 warrants at an exercise price of $.55/share for the right to purchase OurPet’s common stock. The warrants vested immediately and have a five year term. At the end of 2013, the warrants were adjusted to 125,498 warrants exercisable at $.548/share in accordance with the warrants anti-dilution provisions. The personal guarantee has been terminated as of April 16, 2014, as part of our amended business loan agreement with our bank.

 

Financing Prior to 2013

 

On September 30, 2011, the Company incurred $225,000 of long term debt payable to the State of Ohio under its 166 Program. The funds were used to purchase new tooling for our raised feeder product line. The loan is payable in equal monthly installments of $4,043 over a five year term at a fixed interest rate of 3.00% plus an additional .25% servicing fee. Payments began on November 1, 2011 with a maturity date of October 1, 2016. As of March 31, 2014, the principal balance outstanding was $120,463.

 

On June 11, 2012, the Company entered into a capital lease for equipment purchased in connection with our total warehouse logistics initiatives. This equipment has allowed us to set up wireless connectivity throughout our Fairport Harbor facility. The capital lease is payable in 48 monthly payments of $838 per month from July 2012 through June 2016. As of March 31, 2014, the remaining balance on this capital lease totaled $20,385.

 

On November 8, 2012, the Company received $350,000 in funds and issued $350,000 of subordinated notes to four parties, two of which are affiliated with OurPet’s. The notes have a three year term, accrue interest at a variable rate of prime plus three percent (currently 6.25%), and are payable with accrued interest on November 8, 2015. In connection with these new notes, the Company also issued 350,000 warrants to the loan participants at a ratio of one warrant for each one dollar of funds loaned. The warrants vested immediately, have an exercise price of $.50 per share, and have a five year term expiring on November 8, 2017. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants were adjusted to 351,395 warrants exercisable at $.498/share in accordance with the warrants anti-dilution provisions.

 

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On December 7, 2012, the Company obtained a new $500,000 loan from our bank. Of these proceeds, $116,983 were used to pay off the remaining balance of the $500,000 term loan obtained on July 16, 2010. This loan is secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks and patents. Steven Tsengas, OurPet’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and his wife provided an unlimited guarantee of the loan and for that guarantee were granted 62,500 warrants exercisable at $.42/share for the right to purchase OurPet’s common stock. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants were adjusted to 62,749 warrants exercisable at $.418/share in accordance with the warrants anti-dilution provisions. As of March 31, 2014, the remaining balance on this loan totaled $291,667. This loan has been renegotiated (See Subsequent Events), and the personal guarantee has been terminated as of April 16, 2014.

 

The other notes payable are due in the amount of $75,000 on December 1, 2014, to Beachcraft L.P., with interest payable quarterly at prime plus 3%, and $25,000 on November 1, 2014 to Over the Hill Ltd., plus accrued interest of 10%. This indebtedness, which is secured by liens on our assets, was used to finance our equipment and working capital requirements. The agreements related to such indebtedness contain customary covenants and default provisions.

 

Change in Cash

 

Net cash used by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $178,588. Cash was provided by the net income for the three months of $134,427, as well as the non-cash charges for depreciation of $133,685, amortization of $18,710, stock option expense of $3,000, and warrant expense of $3,000. Cash was used by the net change of $471,410 in our operating assets and liabilities as follows:

 

Accounts receivable decrease  $160,827 
Inventories increase   (1,045,574)
Prepaid expenses increase   (137,323)
Amortizable Intangible Asset increase   (10,233)
Accounts payable increase   927,813 
Accrued expenses decrease   (353,572)
Deferred Tax liability decrease   (13,348)
Net Change  $(471,410)

 

Accrued expenses decreased due to the payment of estimated federal taxes and the payment of employee bonuses related to 2013 earnings. Inventories increased due to bringing in product to prepare for the branding and repackaging of our products under our new dual brand strategy. Accounts payable increased as a result of the increase in inventories. Prepaid expenses increased primarily due to corporate show expenses and marketing expenses incurred for new catalogs showcasing our new brands.

 

Net cash used for various purchases for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $233,200. This cash was used for the acquisition of a new corporate show booth and for tooling costs related to our new EZ Scoop product. Cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $445,463 and consisted of net increased borrowings on the bank line of credit of $582,000 and principal payments on debt of $136,537.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $702,704. Cash was provided by the net income for the three months of $223,601, as well as the non-cash charges for depreciation of $152,189, amortization of $11,631, stock option expense of $6,000, warrant expense of $3,000, and loss on sale of a fixed asset of $2,000. Cash was provided by the net change of $304,283 in our operating assets and liabilities.

 

Net cash used for the acquisition of certain property and equipment for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $43,379. Cash used in financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $648,167 and consisted of net decreased borrowings on the bank lines of credit of $594,000 and principal payments on debt of $54,167.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES/ESTIMATES

 

We prepare our consolidated financial statements in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. We have identified the accounting policies below as critical to our business operations and understanding of our results of operations. For a detailed discussion on the application of these and other accounting policies, see the summarized significant accounting policies accompanying our audited consolidated financial statements included in our Form 10-K filed on March 31, 2014. The application of these policies may require management to make judgments and estimates that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of our financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Management uses historical experience and all available information to make these estimates and judgments, and different amounts could be reported using different assumptions and estimates.

 

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In our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, our most critical accounting policies and estimates upon which our financial status depends were identified as those relating to: revenue recognition, research and development costs, income taxes, impairment of long lived assets, intangible assets, inventory, inventory reserves, accounts receivable, property and equipment, advertising costs, product warranties, and prepaid expenses. We reviewed our policies and determined that those policies remain our most critical accounting policies for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

 

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

 

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

 

ITEM 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company, OurPet’s is not required to provide the information required by this item.

 

ITEM 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of March 31, 2014, an evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our President and Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based upon that evaluation, our President and Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer each concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of March 31, 2014.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended March 31, 2014 that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to affect the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

As previously disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2014, we received a Notice of Impending Legal Action by Law Enforcement from the Office of the District Attorney for the County of Solano, California in connection with our waste management PIK-Up Bags on January 23, 2013. We responded promptly and cooperated with the State of California, and do not have any reason to believe that this action will result in any judgments or fines against OurPet’s that would have a material adverse effect or impact in its financial position, liquidity or results of operation.

 

We have not been named in any further material legal proceedings. In addition to the matter above and in the normal course of conducting our business, we may become involved in other litigation, including, but not limited to, preference claims by debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. We are not a party to any litigation or governmental proceeding which our management or legal representatives believe could result in any judgments or fines against us that would have a material adverse effect or impact in our financial position, liquidity, or results of operation.

 

ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS

 

There were no changes in our risk factors from those previously disclosed in Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2014.

 

ITEM 2.UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

None.

 

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ITEM 3.DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.

 

ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

Not Applicable

 

ITEM 5.OTHER INFORMATION

None.

 

ITEM 6.EXHIBITS

 

11* Statement of Computation of Net Income Per Share.
   
31.1* Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of the Principal Executive Officer.
   
31.2* Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of the Principal Financial Officer.
   
32.1* Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Executive Officer.
   
32.2* Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Financial Officer.

 

 

*Filed herewith

 

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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.

 

      OURPET’S COMPANY
       
Dated: May 15, 2014    

/s/ Steven Tsengas

      Steven Tsengas
      Chairman and Chief
      Executive Officer
      (Principal Executive Officer)
       
Dated: May 15, 2014    

/s/ Scott R. Mendes

      Scott R. Mendes
      Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
      (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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