10-Q 1 v423709_10q.htm 10-Q

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

xQUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

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: 001-35170

 

JetPay Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware
(State or other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
90-0632274
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

1175 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 200, Berwyn, PA 19312

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

Registrant's Telephone Number, including area code: (484) 324-7980

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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 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 (Section 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.

 

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨ Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting company x
    (Do not check if a smaller  
     reporting company)  

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes ¨ No x

 

As of November 10, 2015, there were 13,892,990 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $.001 per share, outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JetPay Corporation

Form 10-Q

Quarter Ended September 30, 2015

Table of Contents

 

    Page
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1 - Financial Statements  
     
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets – September 30, 2015 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2014 (Audited)

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Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

2
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

3
     
 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Unaudited) for the nine months ended September 30, 2015

4
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

5
     
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 6
     
Item 2 -

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

26
     
Item 3 - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risks 37
     
Item 4 - Controls and Procedures 37

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1 - Legal Proceedings 38
     
Item 1A - Risk Factors 38
     
Item 2 - Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities 38
     
Item 3 - Defaults Upon Senior Securities 38
     
Item 4 - Mine Safety Disclosures 38
     
Item 5 - Other Information 38
     
Item 6 - Exhibits 38
     
Signatures 39

 

 

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

JetPay Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and par value information)

 

  

September 30,

2015

  

December 31,

2014

 
ASSETS  (Unaudited)   (Audited) 
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $5,482   $5,359 
Restricted cash   227    1,386 
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts   1,909    2,634 
Settlement processing assets   12,659    18,893 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   780    828 
Current assets before funds held for clients   21,057    29,100 
Funds held for clients   35,503    40,833 
Total current assets   56,560    69,933 
Property and equipment, net   1,528    1,226 
Goodwill   41,760    41,760 
Identifiable intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $6,923 at September 30, 2015 and $4,620 at December 31, 2014   24,589    26,892 
Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $4,408 at September 30, 2015 and $4,376 at December 31, 2014   102    89 
Other assets   4,522    4,502 
Total assets  $129,061   $144,402 
           
LIABILITIES          
Current liabilities:          
Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations  $3,203   $1,571 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   8,766    9,153 
Settlement processing liabilities   11,777    18,024 
Deferred revenue   303    520 
Other current liabilities   1,352    3,250 
Current liabilities before client fund obligations   25,401    32,518 
Client fund obligations   35,503    40,833 
Total current liabilities   60,904    73,351 
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, net of current portion   13,725    14,795 
Deferred income taxes   284    284 
Other liabilities   304    1,411 
Total liabilities   75,217    89,841 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           

Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock;

Redeemable convertible Series A and Series A-1 preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share, 97,498 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 (liquidation preference of $58,500 at September 30, 2015)

   33,163    29,779 
           
Stockholders’ Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value          
Authorized 1,000,000 shares, none issued   -    - 
Common stock, $0.001 par value          
Authorized 100,000,000 shares; 13,892,990 and 13,863,823 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively   14    14 
Additional paid-in capital   40,840    43,942 
Accumulated deficit   (20,173)   (19,174)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   20,681    24,782 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $129,061   $144,402 

 

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

 

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JetPay Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share information)

 

  

For the Three Months Ended

September 30,

 
   2015   2014 
         
Processing revenues  $10,308   $7,735 
Cost of processing revenues   6,456    4,856 
           
Gross profit   3,852    2,879 
           
Selling, general and administrative expenses   2,996    2,990 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   (1)   (2)
Amortization of intangibles   768    560 
Depreciation   123    94 
           
Operating loss   (34)   (763)
           
Other expenses (income)          
Interest expense   210    411 
Amortization of deferred financing costs   15    588 
Amortization of debt discounts and conversion options   83    392 
Change in fair value of derivative liability   -    (150)
Other income   -    (1)
           
Loss before income taxes   (342)   (2,003)
           
Income tax expense   42    51 
           
Net loss   (384)   (2,054)
Accretion of convertible preferred stock   (1,316)   (574)
           
Net loss applicable to common stockholders  $(1,700)  $(2,628)
           
Basic and diluted loss per share applicable to common stockholders  $(0.12)  $(0.22)
           
Weighted average shares outstanding:          
Basic and diluted   13,892,990    11,863,823 

 

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

 

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JetPay Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share information)

 

  

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 
   2015   2014 
         
Processing revenues  $31,718   $23,630 
Cost of processing revenues   19,432    14,277 
           
Gross profit   12,286    9,353 
           
Selling, general and administrative expenses   9,572    9,173 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   36    (10)
Amortization of intangibles   2,303    1,680 
Depreciation   347    300 
           
Operating income (loss)   28    (1,790)
           
Other expenses (income)          
Interest expense   613    1,226 
Amortization of deferred financing costs   32    1,713 
Amortization of debt discounts and conversion options   242    1,142 
Change in fair value of derivative liability   -    (210)
Other income   (3)   (5)
           
Loss before income taxes   (856)   (5,656)
           
Income tax expense   143    155 
           
Net loss   (999)   (5,811)
Accretion of convertible preferred stock   (3,781)   (1,621)
           
Net loss applicable to common stockholders  $(4,780)  $(7,432)
           
Basic and diluted loss per share applicable to common stockholders  $(0.34)  $(0.63)
           
Weighted average shares outstanding:          
Basic and diluted   13,875,041    11,750,122 

 

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

 

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JetPay Corporation

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share information)

 

   Common Stock   Additional
Paid-In Capital
   Accumulated Deficit   Total Stockholders’ Equity 
   Shares   Amount             
                     
                     
Balance at December 31, 2014   13,863,823   $14   $43,942   $(19,174)  $24,782 
                          
Stock issued as compensation   29,167    -    79    -    79 
Stock-based compensation expense   -    -    203    -    203 
Beneficial conversion feature on convertible preferred stock             397    -    397 
Accretion of convertible preferred stock to redemption value   -    -    (3,781)   -    (3,781)
Net loss   -    -    -    (999)   (999)
Balance at September 30, 2015   13,892,990   $14   $40,840   $(20,173)  $20,681 

 

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

 

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JetPay Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

  

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 
   2015   2014 
Operating Activities          
Net loss  $(999)  $(5,811)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in)
operating activities:
          
Depreciation   347    300 
Stock-based compensation   203    260 
Common stock issued as compensation   79    6 
Amortization of intangibles   2,303    1,680 
Amortization of deferred financing costs   32    1,713 
Amortization of debt discounts and conversion options   242    1,142 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   36    (10)
Change in fair value of derivative liability   -    (210)
(Gain) loss on disposal of fixed assets   (3)   237 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:          
Restricted cash   1,159    (59)
Accounts receivable   725    744 
Settlement processing assets and obligations, net   (13)   (38)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   48    (174)
Other assets   (20)   646 
Deferred revenue   (217)   (206)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (346)   (2,971)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   3,576    (2,751)
           
Investing Activities          
Net decrease in restricted cash and cash equivalents held to
satisfy client fund obligations
   5,330    1,870 
Payment of deferred acquisition consideration   (2,850)   - 
Purchase of property and equipment   (552)   (253)
Proceeds on sale of property and equipment   13    - 
Net cash provided by investing activities   1,941    1,617 
           
Financing Activities          
Payments on long-term debt   (1,019)   (985)
Net decrease in client funds obligations   (5,330)   (1,870)
Proceeds from notes payable   1,000    - 
Deferred financing fees associated with new borrowings   (45)   - 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   -    1,000 
Proceeds from sale of preferred stock, net of issuance costs   -    2,126 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (5,394)   271 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   123    (863)
           
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning   5,359    4,799 
Cash and cash equivalents, ending  $5,482   $3,936 
           
Supplement disclosure of cash flow information:          
Cash paid for interest  $812   $1,121 
Cash paid for taxes  $296   $229 
           
Summary of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Acquisition of equipment under capital leases  $106   $136 
Promissory note issued to satisfy deferred consideration  $350   $- 

 

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

 

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JetPay Corporation

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1.   Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, such statements include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring items) which are considered necessary for fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements of JetPay Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company” or “JetPay”) as of September 30, 2015 and 2014. The results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year. It is recommended that these consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures for the year ended December 31, 2014 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 25, 2015.

 

Note 2.   Organization and Business Operations

 

The Company was incorporated in Delaware on November 12, 2010 as a blank check company whose objective was to acquire, through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, plan of arrangement, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination, one or more operating businesses. Until December 28, 2012, the Company’s efforts were limited to organizational activities, its initial public offering (the “Offering”) and the search for suitable business acquisition transactions.

 

Effective August 2, 2013, Universal Business Payment Solutions Acquisition Corporation changed its name to JetPay Corporation with the filing of its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The Company’s ticker symbol on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) changed from “UBPS” to “JTPY” effective August 12, 2013.

 

The Company currently operates in two business segments: the JetPay Payment Processing Segment, which is an end-to-end processor of credit and debit card and ACH payment transactions, with a focus on those processing internet transactions and recurring billings as well as traditional retailers and service providers; and the JetPay Payroll Segment, which is a full-service payroll and related payroll tax payment processor, and a provider of human resource, time and labor management, and other payroll related services. The Company also initiated operations of JetPay Card Services in the fourth quarter of 2013, a division focused on providing low-cost money management and payment services to un-banked and under-banked employees of its business customers as well as other consumers. The activity within the JetPay Card Services division was not material for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The Company entered the payment processing and the payroll processing businesses upon consummation of the acquisitions of JetPay, LLC (“JetPay, LLC” or “JetPay Payment Services”), and AD Computer Corporation (“ADC” or “JetPay Payroll Services”) on December 28, 2012 (the “Completed Transactions”). Additionally, on November 7, 2014, the Company acquired ACI Merchant Systems, LLC (“ACI” or “JetPay Strategic Partners”), an independent sales organization specializing in relationships with banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. See Note 3. Business Acquisition.

 

The consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and the year ended December 31, 2014 include the accounts of JetPay and its wholly owned subsidiaries, JetPay Payment Services, JetPay Payroll Services and JetPay Strategic Partners. All significant inter-company transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The Company believes that the investments made by JetPay in its technology, infrastructure, and sales staff will help generate cash flows sufficient to cover its working capital needs. In addition to funding ongoing working capital needs, the Company’s cash requirements for the next twelve months ended September 30, 2016 include, but are not limited to: principal and interest payments on long-term debt of approximately $4.0 million, and $1.2 million of deferred consideration due to the unitholders of ACI on April 10, 2016. The Company expects to fund its cash needs, including capital required for acquisitions and capital expenditures, with cash flow from its operating activities, equity investments, and borrowings. As disclosed in Note 8. Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, from October 11, 2013 to December 31, 2014, the Company sold 91,333 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Series A Preferred”), to affiliates of Flexpoint Ford, LLC (“Flexpoint”) for an aggregate of $27.4 million, less certain costs, and has an agreement to potentially sell an additional $12.6 million of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint. Additionally, the Company sold 6,165 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Series A-1 Preferred”), to affiliates of Wellington Capital Management, LLP (“Wellington”) for an aggregate of $1.85 million, and it has an agreement to potentially sell an additional $850,000 of Series A-1 Preferred to Wellington. This additional combined $13.45 million of convertible preferred stock, if sold, will be principally used as partial consideration for future acquisitions. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may need to limit its future growth plans.

 

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Note 3.   Business Acquisition

 

On November 7, 2014, the Company entered into a Unit Purchase Agreement (the “Unit Purchase Agreement”) with ACI and Michael Collester and Cathy Smith, pursuant to which the Company acquired all of the outstanding equity interests of ACI from Michael Collester and Cathy Smith.

 

In connection with the closing, the Company paid an aggregate of $11.0 million in cash, adjusted as set forth herein, and issued 2.0 million shares of its common stock to the members of ACI with a value of approximately $3.7 million on the date of acquisition. The ACI unitholders were entitled to receive additional cash consideration of $1.2 million on April 10, 2015 and are entitled to receive a further cash payment of $1.2 million on April 10, 2016. The initial deferred consideration payment was made on April 10, 2015. The $2.4 million of deferred consideration was recorded at $2.17 million, valuing the estimated fair value of the 2016 future payment utilizing a 16% discount rate. Additionally, ACI’s unitholders are entitled to earn up to an additional $500,000 based on the net revenue of ACI for the twelve month periods ending October 31, 2015 and 2016. This contingent cash consideration, recorded as a non-current liability, was valued at $400,000 at the date of acquisition utilizing a Monte Carlo simulation model. The fair value of the contingent cash consideration was $436,000 at September 30, 2015. See Note 4. Summary of Critical Accounting Policies. The acquisition of ACI provides the Company with additional expertise in selling debit and credit card processing services into the Financial Institution and Third Party channel, a base operation to sell its payroll and related payroll tax processing and payment services to its clients, and the ability to cross-market its payroll payment services and its prepaid card services to ACI’s customer base.

 

The fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the ACI acquisition as of the acquisition date include: (i) $250,000 cash, (ii) $521,000 for accounts receivable; (iii) $46,000 for prepaid expenses and other assets; (iv) $27,000 for fixed assets; (v) the assumption of $601,000 of liabilities; and (vi) the remainder, or approximately $17.1 million, allocated to goodwill and other identifiable intangible assets. Within the $17.1 million of acquired intangible assets, $10.6 million was assigned to goodwill, which is not subject to amortization expense under U.S. GAAP. The Company expects to deduct for tax purposes substantially all of its goodwill. The amount assigned to goodwill was deemed appropriate based on several factors, including: (i) multiple paid by market participants for businesses in the merchant card processing business; (ii) levels of ACI’s current and future projected cash flows; and (iii) the Company’s strategic business plan, which includes cross-marketing the Company’s payroll processing and prepaid card services to ACI’s customer base as well as offering merchant credit card processing services to the Company’s ADC payroll customer base. The remaining intangible assets were assigned to customer relationships for $6.3 million, software costs of $100,000, and tradename for $60,000. The Company determined that the fair value of non-compete agreements were immaterial. Customer relationships, software costs, and trade name were assigned a life of 8.5, 2 and 3 years, respectively.

 

Assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the ACI acquisition were recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the acquisition date based upon their estimated fair values at such date. The results of operations of the business acquired by the Company have been included in the Statements of Operations since the date of acquisition. The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair values of the underlying identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed were allocated to goodwill.

 

The allocation of the ACI purchase price and the estimated fair market values of the ACI assets acquired and liabilities assumed are shown below (in thousands):

 

Cash  $250 
Accounts receivable   521 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   46 
Property and equipment, net   27 
Goodwill   10,594 
Identifiable intangible assets   6,460 
Total assets acquired   17,898 
      
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   601 
Total liabilities assumed   601 
Net assets acquired  $17,297 

 

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Unaudited pro forma results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 as if the Company and ACI had been combined on January 1, 2014 follow. The pro forma results include estimates and assumptions which management believes are reasonable. The pro forma results do not include any anticipated cost savings or other effects of the planned integration of these entities, and are not necessarily indicative of the results that would have occurred if the business combination had been in effect on the date indicated, or which may result in the future.

 

   Unaudited Pro Forma Results of Operations 
  

For the Three Months Ended
September 30, 2014

  

For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2014

 
   (in thousands, except per share information) 
         
Revenues  $9,599   $28,699 
Operating loss  $(326)  $(732)
Net loss  $(1,791)  $(5,245)
Net loss applicable to common stockholders  $(2,591)  $(7,523)
Net loss per share applicable to common stockholders  $(0.19)  $(0.55)

 

Note 4.   Summary of Critical Accounting Policies

 

Critical accounting policies are defined as those that are reflective of significant judgments and uncertainties, and potentially result in materially different results under different assumptions and conditions. The Company’s critical accounting policies are described below.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the SEC. The preparation of these financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the Company’s financial statements. Such estimates include, but are not limited to, the value of purchase consideration of acquisitions; valuation of accounts receivable, reserves for chargebacks, goodwill, intangible assets, and other long-lived assets; legal contingencies; and assumptions used in the calculation of stock-based compensation and in the calculation of income taxes. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Revenue Recognition and Deferred Revenue

 

The Company recognizes revenue in general when the following criteria have been met: persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, a customer contract or purchase order exists and the fees are fixed and determinable, no significant obligations remain and collection of the related receivable is reasonably assured. Allowances for chargebacks, discounts and other allowances are estimated and recorded concurrent with the recognition of revenue and are primarily based on historic rates.

 

Revenues from the Company’s credit and debit card processing operations are recognized in the period services are rendered as the Company processes credit and debit card transactions for its merchant customers or for merchant customers of its Third Party clients. Third Party clients include Independent Sales Organizations (“ISOs”), Value Added Resellers (“VARs”), Independent Software Vendors (“ISVs”), and Financial Institutions (“FIs”). The majority of the Company’s revenue within its credit and debit card processing business is comprised of transaction-based fees, which typically constitute a percentage of dollar volume processed, or a fee per transaction processed. In the case where the Company is only the processor of transactions, it charges transaction fees only and records these fees as revenues. In the case of merchant contracts or contracts with Third Parties for whom it processes credit and debit card transactions for the Third Parties’ merchant customers, revenues are primarily comprised of fees charged to the merchant, as well as a percentage of the processed sale transaction. The Company’s contracts in most instances involve three parties: the Company, the merchant, and the sponsoring bank. Under certain of these sales arrangements, the Company’s sponsoring bank collects the gross revenue from the merchants, pays the interchange fees and assessments to the credit card associations, collects their fees and pays the Company a net residual payment representing the Company’s fee for the services provided. Accordingly, under these arrangements, the Company records the revenue net of interchange, credit card association assessments and fees and the sponsoring bank’s fees. Under the majority of the Company’s sales arrangements, the Company is billed directly for certain fees by the credit card associations and the processing bank. In this instance, revenues and cost of revenues include the credit card association fees and assessments and the sponsoring bank’s fees which are billed to the Company and for which it assumes credit risk. In all instances, the Company recognizes processing revenues net of interchange fees, which are assessed to its merchant and Third Party merchant customers on all processed transactions. Interchange rates and fees are not controlled by the Company. The Company effectively functions as a clearing house collecting and remitting interchange fee settlement on behalf of issuing banks, debit networks, credit card associations and their processing customers. Additionally, the Company’s direct merchant customers have the liability for any charges properly reversed by the cardholder. In the event, however, that the Company is not able to collect such amount from the merchants due to merchant fraud, insolvency, bankruptcy or any other reason, it may be liable for any such reversed charges. The Company requires cash deposits, guarantees, letters of credit and other types of collateral from certain merchants to minimize any such contingent liability, and it also utilizes a number of systems and procedures to manage merchant risk.

 

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Revenues from the Company’s payroll processing operations are recognized in the period services are rendered and earned under service arrangements with clients where service fees are fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured. Certain processing services are provided under annual service arrangements with revenue recognized over the service period based on when the efforts and costs are expended. The Company’s service revenue is largely attributable to payroll-related processing services where the fees are based on a fixed amount per processing period or a fixed amount per processing period plus a fee per employee or transaction processed. The revenue earned from delivery service for the distribution of certain client payroll checks and reports is included in processing revenue, and the costs for delivery are included in selling, general, and administrative expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

Interest on funds held for clients is earned primarily on funds that are collected from clients before due dates for payroll tax administration services and for employee payment services, and invested until remittance to the applicable tax or regulatory agencies or client employee. These collections from clients are typically remitted from 1 to 30 days after receipt, with some items extending to 90 days. The interest earned on these funds is included in total revenue on the Consolidated Statements of Operations because the collecting, holding, and remitting of these funds are critical components of providing these services.

 

Reserve for Chargeback Losses

 

Disputes between a cardholder and a merchant periodically arise as a result of, among other things, cardholder dissatisfaction with merchandise quality or merchant services. Such disputes may not be resolved in the merchant’s favor. In these cases, the transaction is “charged back” to the merchant, which means the purchase price is refunded to the customer through the merchant’s bank and charged to the merchant. If the merchant has inadequate funds, JetPay, LLC must bear the credit risk for the full amount of the transaction. JetPay, LLC evaluates the risk for such transactions and estimates the potential loss for chargebacks based primarily on historical experience and records a loss reserve accordingly. JetPay, LLC believes its reserve for chargeback losses is adequate to cover both the known probable losses and the incurred but not yet reported losses at the balance sheet dates. Chargeback reserves totaling $351,000 and $306,000 were recorded as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts of financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, settlement processing assets and liabilities, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, funds held for clients, other assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses, deferred revenue, other current liabilities and client fund obligations, approximated fair value as of the balance sheet dates presented, because of the relatively short maturity dates on these instruments. The carrying amounts of the financing arrangements approximate fair value as of the balance sheet dates presented, because interest rates on these instruments approximate market interest rates after consideration of stated interest rates, anti-dilution protection and associated warrants.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially expose the Company to concentration of credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, settlement processing assets and funds held for clients. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents are deposited with major financial institutions. At times, such deposits may be in excess of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurable amount.

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Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

The Company’s accounts receivable are due from its merchant credit card and its payroll customers. Credit is extended based on the evaluation of customers’ financial condition and, generally, collateral is not required. Payment terms vary and amounts due from customers are stated in the financial statements net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. Accounts which are outstanding longer than the payment terms are considered past due. The Company determines its allowance by considering a number of factors, including the length of time trade accounts receivable are past due, the Company’s previous loss history, the customer’s current ability to pay its obligation to the Company, and the condition of the general economy and the industry as a whole. The Company writes off accounts receivables when they are deemed uncollectible.

 

Settlement Processing Assets and Obligations

 

Funds settlement refers to the process of transferring funds for sales and credits between card issuers and merchants. Depending on the type of transaction, either the credit card interchange system or the debit network is used to transfer the information and funds between the sponsoring bank and card issuing bank to complete the link between merchants and card issuers. In certain of our processing arrangements, merchant funding primarily occurs after the sponsoring bank receives the funds from the card issuer through the card networks, creating a net settlement obligation on the Company’s Balance Sheet. In a limited number of other arrangements, the sponsoring bank funds the merchants before it receives the net settlement funds from the card networks, creating a net settlement asset on the Company’s Balance Sheet. Additionally, certain of the Company’s sponsoring banks collect the gross revenue from the merchants, pay the interchange fees and assessments to the credit card associations, collect their fees for processing and pay the Company a net residual payment representing the Company’s fees for the services. In these instances, the Company does not reflect the related settlement processing assets and obligations in its Consolidated Balance Sheet.

 

Timing differences in processing credit and debit card and ACH transactions, as described above, interchange expense collection, merchant reserves, sponsoring bank reserves, and exception items result in settlement processing assets and obligations. Settlement processing assets consist primarily of our receivable from merchants for the portion of the discount fee related to reimbursement of the interchange expense, our receivable from the processing bank for transactions we have funded merchants in advance of receipt of card association funding, merchant reserves held, sponsoring bank reserves and exception items, such as customer chargeback amounts receivable from merchants. Settlement processing obligations consist primarily of merchant reserves, our liability to the processing bank for transactions for which we have received funding from the members but have not funded merchants and exception items.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment acquired in the Company’s business acquisitions have been recorded at estimated fair value. The Company records all other property and equipment acquired in the normal course of business at cost. Depreciation is recorded using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, which are generally as follows: leasehold improvements – shorter of economic life or initial term of the related lease; machinery and equipment – 5 to 15 years; and furniture and fixtures – 5 to 10 years. Significant additions or improvements extending assets’ useful lives are capitalized; normal maintenance and repair costs are expensed as incurred.

 

Goodwill

 

Goodwill represents the premium paid over the fair value of the net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired in the Company’s business combinations. The Company performs a goodwill impairment test on at least an annual basis. Application of the goodwill impairment test requires significant judgments, including estimation of future cash flows, which is dependent on internal forecasts, estimation of the long-term rate of growth for the businesses, the useful life over which cash flows will occur and determination of the Company’s weighted average cost of capital. Changes in these estimates and assumptions could materially affect the determination of fair value and/or conclusions on goodwill impairment for each reporting unit. The Company conducts its annual goodwill impairment test as of December 31 of each year or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist. The Company periodically analyzes whether any such indicators of impairment exist. A significant amount of judgment is involved in determining if an indicator of impairment has occurred. Such indicators may include a sustained significant decline in our stock price and market capitalization, a significant adverse change in legal factors or in the business climate, unanticipated competition and/or slower expected growth rates, adverse actions or assessments by a regulator, among others. The Company compares the fair value of its reporting unit to its respective carrying value, including related goodwill. Future changes in the industry could impact the results of future annual impairment tests. The Company’s annual goodwill impairment testing indicated there was no impairment as of December 31, 2014. There can be no assurance that future tests of goodwill impairment will not result in impairment charges.

 

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Identifiable Intangible Assets

 

Identifiable intangible assets consist primarily of customer relationships, software costs, and tradenames. Certain tradenames are considered to have indefinite lives, and as such, are not subject to amortization. These assets are tested for impairment using undiscounted cash flow methodology annually and whenever there is an impairment indicator. Estimating future cash flows requires significant judgment and projections may vary from cash flows eventually realized. Several impairment indicators are beyond the Company’s control, and determining whether or not they will occur cannot be predicted with any certainty. Customer relationships, tradenames, and software costs are amortized on a straight-line basis over their respective assigned estimated useful lives.

 

Impairment of Long–Lived Assets

 

The Company periodically reviews the carrying value of its long-lived assets held and used at least annually or when events and circumstances warrant such a review. If significant events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset or asset group may not be recoverable, the Company performs a test of recoverability by comparing the carrying value of the asset or asset group to its undiscounted expected future cash flows. Cash flow projections are sometimes based on a group of assets, rather than a single asset. If cash flows cannot be separately and independently identified for a single asset, the Company determines whether impairment has occurred for the group of assets for which it can identify the projected cash flows. If the carrying values are in excess of undiscounted expected future cash flows, it measures any impairment by comparing the fair value of the asset group to its carrying value. If the fair value of an asset or asset group is determined to be less than the carrying amount of the asset or asset group, impairment in the amount of the difference is recorded. The Company’s annual testing indicated there was no impairment as of December 31, 2014.

 

Convertible Preferred Stock

 

The Company accounts for the redemption premium, beneficial conversion feature and issuance costs on its convertible preferred stock using the effective interest method, accreting such amounts to its convertible preferred stock from the date of issuance to the earliest date of redemption.

 

Share-Based Compensation

 

The Company expenses employee share-based payments under ASC Topic 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation, which requires compensation cost for the grant-date fair value of share-based payments to be recognized over the requisite service period. The Company estimates the grant date fair value of the share-based awards issued in the form of options using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.

 

Loss Per Share

 

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The dilutive effect of the conversion option in the Flexpoint Series A Preferred and the Wellington Series A-1 Preferred of 9,448,241 and 616,500 shares of common stock, respectively, at September 30, 2015, and the effect of 554,991 exercisable stock options granted under the Company’s Stock Incentive Plan at September 30, 2015 have been excluded from the loss per share calculation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 in that the assumed conversion of these options would be anti-dilutive. As to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, the dilutive effect of the conversion option in the $10 million Secured Convertible Promissory Notes Payable (the “Notes”) of 3,333,333 shares, the effect of the conversion option in the Flexpoint Series A Preferred and the Wellington Series A-1 Preferred of 3,800,000 and 256,500 shares of common stock, respectively, and the effect of 264,583 exercisable stock options granted under the Company’s Stock Incentive Plan at September 30, 2014 have been excluded from the loss per share calculation in that the assumed conversion of these options would be anti-dilutive.

 

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Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market or foreign currency risks. The Company does review the terms of the convertible debt it issues to determine whether there are embedded derivative instruments, including embedded conversion options, which are required to be bifurcated and accounted for separately as derivative financial instruments. In circumstances where the host instrument contains more than one embedded derivative instrument, including the conversion option, that is required to be bifurcated, the bifurcated derivative instruments are accounted for as a single compound derivative instrument.

 

Bifurcated embedded derivatives are initially recorded at fair value and are then revalued at each reporting date with changes in the fair value reported as non-operating income or expense. When the equity or convertible debt instruments contain embedded derivative instruments that are to be bifurcated and accounted for as liabilities, the total proceeds received are first allocated to the fair value of all the bifurcated derivative instruments. The remaining proceeds, if any, are then allocated to the host instruments themselves, usually resulting in those instruments being recorded at a discount from their face value. The discount from the face value of the convertible debt, together with the stated interest on the instrument, is amortized over the life of the instrument through periodic charges recorded within other expenses (income), using the effective interest method.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company accounts for fair value measurements in accordance with ASC Topic No. 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (“ASC Topic 820”), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.

 

ASC Topic 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under ASC Topic 820 are described below:

 

Level 1Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2Applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

Level 3Prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable (supported by little or no market activity).

 

The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value by level within the fair value hierarchy. As required by ASC Topic 820, assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

   Fair Value at September 30, 2015 
   Total   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
       (in thousands)     
                     
Contingent consideration  $1,276   $-   $-   $1,276 

 

   Fair Value at December 31, 2014 
   Total   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
       (in thousands)     
                     
Contingent consideration  $1,240   $-   $-   $1,240 

 

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The following table sets forth a summary of the change in fair value of the Company’s Level 3 financial liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (in thousands):

 

  

For the Three Months Ended

September 30,

  

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 
   2015   2014   2015   2014 
Beginning balance  $1,277   $1,162   $1,240   $1,230 
Change in fair value of derivative liability   -   (150)   -   (210)
Change in fair value of contingent cash consideration   (1)  (2)   36   (10)
Totals  $1,276   $1,010   $1,276   $1,010 

 

Level 3 liabilities are valued using unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the financial instrument. For fair value measurements categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy, the Company’s accounting and finance department, which reports to the Chief Financial Officer, determines its valuation policies and procedures. The development and determination of the unobservable inputs for Level 3 fair value measurements and fair value calculations are the responsibility of the Company’s accounting and finance department with support from the Company’s outside consultants which are approved by the Chief Financial Officer. Level 3 financial liabilities for the relevant periods consist of a derivative liability and contingent consideration related to the JetPay, LLC and ACI acquisitions for which there are no current markets such that the determination of fair value requires significant judgment or estimation. Changes in fair value measurements categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy will be analyzed each period based on changes in estimates or assumptions and recorded as appropriate.

 

The Level 3 financial liabilities are the result of recording the Completed Transactions, the ACI acquisition and related debt instruments as more fully described below.

 

In connection with the debt proceeds received under the Notes, the Company recorded a derivative liability of $2.1 million on its Consolidated Balance Sheet at December 28, 2012 related to the conversion feature embedded in the Notes. The fair value of the derivative liability was classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy because it was valued using pricing models that incorporate management assumptions that cannot be corroborated with observable market data. The fair value at September 30, 2015 of $0 was the result of the Notes being paid in full on December 31, 2014. The change in fair value of this derivative liability of $(150,000) and $(210,000) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, was recorded within other expenses (income) in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

In addition to the consideration paid upon closing of the JetPay, LLC acquisition, WLES, L.P. (“WLES”), through December 28, 2017, is entitled to receive 833,333 shares of common stock if the trading price of the common stock is at least $8.00 per share for any 20 trading days out of a 30 trading day period and $5.0 million in cash if the trading price of the common stock is at least $9.50 per share for any 20 trading days out of a 30 trading day period. This contingent consideration was valued at $1.54 million at the date of acquisition based on utilization of option pricing models and was recorded as a non-current liability for $700,000 and as additional paid-in capital for $840,000 at December 31, 2012. The stock-based component value of $840,000 recorded at December 28, 2012 (the JetPay, LLC acquisition date), remains unchanged at September 30, 2015 as a result of this component being recorded as equity. The fair value at September 30, 2015 of the cash-based contingent consideration, valued at $0, was determined using a binomial option pricing model. The following assumptions were utilized in the September 30, 2015 calculations: risk free interest rate: 0.71%; dividend yield: 0%; term of contingency of 2.26 years; and volatility: 22.8%.

 

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The fair value of the common stock was derived from the per share price of the common stock at the valuation date. Management determined that the results of its valuation were reasonable. The expected life represents the remaining contractual term of the derivative. The volatility rate was developed based on analysis of the historical volatility rates of similarly situated companies (using a number of observations that was at least equal to or exceeded the number of observations in the life of the derivative financial instrument at issue). The risk free interest rates were obtained from publicly available U.S. Treasury yield curve rates. The dividend yield is zero because the Company has not paid dividends and does not expect to pay dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

In addition to the consideration paid upon closing of the ACI acquisition, the previous unitholders are entitled to receive up to an additional $500,000 if certain net revenue goals are achieved through October 31, 2016. This contingent consideration was valued at $400,000 at the date of acquisition and $436,000 at September 30, 2015 based on utilization of a Monte Carlo simulation to estimate the variance and relative risk of achieving future net revenue growth and discounting the associated cash consideration payments at their present values using a credit-risk adjusted discount rate of 16.0%. The key assumptions in applying the Monte Carlo simulation included expected net revenue growth rates, the expected standard deviation and serial correlation of expected net revenue growth rates as well as a normal distribution assumption.

 

The Company uses either a binomial option pricing model or the Black-Scholes option valuation model to value Level 3 financial liabilities at inception and on subsequent valuation dates. These models incorporate transaction details such as the Company’s stock price, contractual terms, maturity, risk free rates, as well as volatility. A significant decrease in the volatility or a significant decrease in the Company’s stock price, in isolation, would result in a significantly lower fair value measurement.

 

As of September 30, 2015, there were no transfers in or out of Level 3 from other levels in the fair value hierarchy.

 

In accordance with the provisions of ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging Activities, the Company presented its derivative liability at fair value on its Consolidated Balance Sheets, with the corresponding change in fair value recorded in the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations for the applicable reporting periods.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes (“ASC Topic 740”). ASC Topic 740 requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carryovers. Deferred income tax expense (benefit) represents the change during the period in the deferred income tax assets and deferred income tax liabilities. In establishing the provision for income taxes and determining deferred income tax assets and liabilities, the Company makes judgments and interpretations based on enacted laws, published tax guidance and estimates of future earnings. ASC Topic 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when, based on available evidence, it is more likely than not that some portion or the entire deferred income tax asset will not be realized.

 

ASC Topic 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. ASC Topic 740 also provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition. The Company is required to file income tax returns in the United States (federal) and in various state and local jurisdictions. Based on the Company’s evaluation, it has been concluded that there are no significant uncertain tax positions requiring recognition in the Company’s financial statements. The Company believes that its income tax positions and deductions would be sustained upon examination and does not anticipate any adjustments that would result in material changes to its financial position.

 

The Company’s policy for recording interest and penalties associated with unrecognized tax benefits is to record such interest and penalties as interest expense and as a component of selling, general and administrative expense, respectively. There were no amounts accrued for penalties or interest as of or during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. Management does not expect any significant changes in its unrecognized tax benefits in the next year.

 

Subsequent Events

 

Management evaluates events that have occurred after the balance sheet date but before the financial statements are issued. Based upon the review, management did not identify any recognized or non-recognized subsequent events which would have required an adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2015-02 Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis that amends the current consolidation guidance. The amendments affect both the variable interest entity and voting interest entity consolidation models. The new guidance is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2016, with early adoption permitted. This new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03 Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires that debt issuance costs be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of related debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. Under current accounting standards, such costs are recorded as an asset. The new guidance is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2016, with early adoption permitted. This new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In August 2015, the FASB issued FASB ASU No. 2015-15, Interest—Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements. ASU 2015-15 clarified the presentation and subsequent measurement of debt issuance costs related to line-of-credit arrangements. Such costs may be presented in the balance sheet as an asset and subsequently amortized ratably over the term of the line-of-credit arrangement, regardless of whether there are any outstanding borrowings on the line-of-credit arrangement. ASU 2015-15 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Earlier adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued. This new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-16, Business Combinations (Topic 805), Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments. The update requires that the acquirer in a business combination recognize adjustments to provisional amounts that are identified during the measurement period in the reporting period in which the adjustment amounts are determined (not retrospectively as with prior guidance). Additionally, the acquirer must record in the same period’s financial statements the effect on earnings of changes in depreciation, amortization or other income effects as a result of the change to the provisional amounts, calculated as if the accounting had been completed at the time of acquisition. The acquiring entity is required to disclose, on the face of the financial statements or in the footnotes to the financial statements, the portion of the amount recorded in current period earnings, by financial statement line item, that would have been recorded in previous reporting periods if the adjustment to the provisional amounts had been recognized as of the acquisition date. The guidance in ASU No. 2015-16 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Earlier application is permitted for financial statements that have not been issued. This new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 5.   Property and Equipment, net of Accumulated Depreciation

 

   September 30,
2015
   December 31,
2014
 
   (in thousands) 
         
Leasehold improvements  $399   $384 
Equipment   1,091    811 
Furniture and fixtures   270    252 
Computer software   169    121 
Vehicles   224    182 
Assets in progress   396    152 
Total property and equipment   2,549    1,902 
Less: accumulated depreciation   (1,021)   (676)
Property and equipment, net  $1,528   $1,226 

 

Property and equipment included $244,400 and $157,900 of computer equipment as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, net of accumulated depreciation of $42,900 and $13,600 as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, that is subject to capital lease obligations.

 

Depreciation expense was $122,800 and $93,700 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $347,200 and $299,700 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

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Note 6. Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses consist of the following (in thousands):  September 30,
2015
   December 31,
2014
 
Trade accounts payable  $1,602   $1,828 
ACH clearing liability   2,104    2,146 
Accrued compensation   1,151    1,233 
Accrued agent commissions   899    758 
Related party payables   77    70 
Other   2,933    3,118 
Total  $8,766   $9,153 

 

 

Note 7.   Long-Term Debt, Notes Payable and Capital Lease Obligations

 

Long-term debt, notes payable and capital lease obligations consist of the following:

 

  

September 30, 

  

December 31, 

 
   2015   2014 
   (in thousands) 
Term loan payable to Metro Bank (or “Metro”), interest rate of 4.0% payable in monthly principal payments of $107,143 plus interest, maturing December 28, 2019, collateralized by the assets  and equity interests of AD Computer Corporation and Payroll Tax Filing Services, Inc.  $5,461   $6,425 
           
Term loan payable to Metro, interest rate of 5.25% payable in monthly principal payments of $104,167 plus interest beginning on November 30, 2015, maturing November 7, 2021, collateralized by the assets  and equity interests of ACI Merchant Systems, LLC.   7,500    7,500 
           
Revolving note payable to Metro, interest rate of Wall Street Journal Prime rate plus 1.00% (4.25% as September 30, 2015), interest payable monthly, collateralized by all assets of ADC, PTFS, and ACI, a pledge by the Company of its ownership interest in ADC and ACI, as well as a $1.0 million negative pledge on the stock of JetPay, LLC, maturing on May 6, 2017.   1,000    - 
           
Unsecured promissory note payable to WLES, interest rate of 5.0% payable quarterly, note principal due on December 31, 2017. Note amount excludes unamortized fair value discount of $427,993 and $552,424 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. See Note 12. Related Party Transactions.   1,903    1,779 
           
Unsecured promissory note payable to stockholder, interest rate of 4% payable at maturity, note principal due September 30, 2016. See Note 12. Related Party Transactions.   492    492 
           
Unsecured promissory note payable to stockholder, interest rate of 4% payable quarterly, note principal due in two installments of $175,000 on May 6, 2016 and 2017. See Note 12. Related Party Transactions.   350    - 
           
Capital lease obligations related to computer equipment at JetPay, LLC, interest rates of 5.55% to 5.91%, due in monthly lease payments of $8,331 maturing in May 2017 through August 2018, collateralized by equipment.   216    154 
           
Various other debt instruments related to vehicles at ADC.   6    16 
    16,928    16,366 
Less current portion   (3,203)   (1,571)
   $13,725   $14,795 

  

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The Metro term loan agreements and the revolving note agreement require the Company to provide Metro with annual financial statements within 120 days of the Company’s year-end and quarterly financial statements within 60 days after the end of each quarter. The Metro agreements also contain certain annual financial covenants with which the Company was in compliance as of September 30, 2015.

 

Maturities of long-term debt and capital lease obligations, excluding fair value and conversion option debt discounts, are as follows for the twelve months ending September 30: 2016 – $3.2 million; 2017 – $3.8 million; 2018 – $4.9 million; 2019 – $2.5 million; 2020 – $1.6 million; and $1.4 million thereafter.

 

Note 8.    Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock

 

On October 11, 2013, the Company issued 33,333 shares of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint for an aggregate of $10.0 million less certain agreed-upon reimbursable expenses of Flexpoint (the “Initial Closing”) pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) entered into on August 22, 2013.  Additionally, the Company issued 4,667 shares of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint on April 14, 2014 for an aggregate of $1.4 million; 20,000 shares on November 7, 2014 for $6.0 million; and 33,333 shares on December 28, 2014 for $10.0 million. The proceeds of the initial $10.0 million investment were used to retire the Ten Lords, Ltd. note payable of $5.9 million maturing in December 2013 with the remainder used for general corporate purposes. The proceeds of the $1.4 million investment were used to satisfy a portion of the EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. Award (the “EBC Award”). See Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies. As a result of the EBC Award, the Company was not able to satisfy one of the conditions to closing of the $1.4 million Series A Preferred purchase. Although Flexpoint agreed to waive this condition at the closing, for any subsequent closing of the Series A Preferred, the Company will need to seek a waiver of the failure of this condition from Flexpoint. The November 7, 2014 $6.0 million proceeds were used as partial consideration for the acquisition of ACI and the proceeds of the December 28, 2014 $10.0 million investment were used to redeem the Notes that matured on December 31, 2014.

 

The Series A Preferred is convertible into shares of common stock.  Any holder of Series A Preferred may at any time convert such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred into that number of shares of common stock equal to the number of shares of Series A Preferred being converted multiplied by $300 and divided by the then-applicable conversion price, initially $3.00. Under the Securities Purchase Agreement between the Company and Flexpoint, Flexpoint is provided certain indemnification rights in the event of the incurrence of certain subsequent losses and expenses of the Company. In April 2014, Flexpoint tendered to the Company a Claim Letter regarding an indemnification claim relative to the EarlyBirdCapital matter. See Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies. On August 6, 2015, in resolution of this claim, Flexpoint and the Company entered into a Letter Agreement, whereby the conversion price of any of the Series A-1 Preferred Stock held by Flexpoint was reduced from $3.00 per share to $2.90 per share. The conversion price of the Series A Preferred continues to be subject to downward adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events.

 

Under the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to sell to Flexpoint, and Flexpoint agreed to purchase, upon satisfaction of certain conditions, up to 133,333 shares of Series A Preferred for an aggregate purchase price of up to $40.0 million.  The Company’s obligation to issue and sell, and Flexpoint’s obligation to purchase, the Series A Preferred is divided into three separate tranches: Tranche A, Tranche B and Tranche C.  Tranche A consisted of $10.0 million of shares of Series A Preferred that was issued on October 11, 2013. Tranche B consisted of up to $10.0 million of shares of Series A Preferred, which Flexpoint was obligated to purchase, subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, from the Company if the Company was able to consummate a redemption any time after December 1, 2014 and prior to December 29, 2014 of the Notes.  The Series A Preferred under Tranche B was issued on December 28, 2014. Tranche C consists of up to $20.0 million of shares of Series A Preferred ($12.6 million remaining available at September 30, 2015, which Flexpoint has the option to purchase at any time until the third anniversary of the Initial Closing. The shares of Series A Preferred issuable with respect to Tranche A, Tranche B and Tranche C all have a purchase price of $300 per share.

 

The Series A Preferred has an initial liquidation preference of $600 per share (subject to adjustment for any stock split, stock dividend or other similar proportionate reduction or increase of the authorized number of shares of common stock) and will rank senior to the common stock with respect to distributions of assets upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up. Holders of Series A Preferred will have the right to request redemption of any shares of Series A Preferred issued at least five years prior to the date of such request by delivering written notice to the Company at the then applicable liquidation value per share, unless holders of a majority of the outstanding Series A Preferred elect to waive such redemption request on behalf of all holders of Series A Preferred.

 

On May 5, 2014, the Company issued 2,565 shares of Series A-1 Preferred to Wellington for an aggregate of $769,500, less certain agreed-upon reimbursable expenses of Wellington, pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement dated May 1, 2014. Additionally, the Company issued 1,350 shares of Series A-1 Preferred to Wellington on November 20, 2014 for $405,000, and 2,250 shares on December 31, 2014 for $675,000. Under the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to sell to Wellington, upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, up to 9,000 shares of Series A-1 Preferred at a purchase price of $300 per share for an aggregate purchase price of up to $2.7 million. The proceeds of the total investment to date of $1.85 million by Wellington will be used for general corporate purposes. The Series A-1 Preferred will be convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock or, in certain circumstances, Series A-2 Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Series A-2 Preferred”). The Series A-1 Preferred can be converted into that number of shares of common stock equal to the number of shares of Series A-1 Preferred being converted multiplied by $300 and divided by the then-applicable conversion price, which initially will be $3.00. The conversion price of the series A-1 Preferred is subject to downward adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events as defined in the Securities Purchase Agreement. Additionally, Wellington will have the option, but not the obligation, to purchase up to the number of shares of Series A-1 Preferred equal to 6.75% of the cumulative number of shares of Series A Preferred purchased by Flexpoint.

 

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The Series A-1 Preferred will have an initial liquidation preference of $600 per share and will rank senior to the Company’s common stock and pari passu with the Series A Preferred owned by Flexpoint with respect to distributions of assets upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up. Notwithstanding the above, no holder of the Series A-1 Preferred can convert if, as a result of such conversion, such holder would beneficially own 9.9% or more of the Company’s common stock. If at any time, no shares of Series A Preferred remain outstanding and shares of Series A-1 Preferred remain outstanding because of the limitation in the preceding sentence, all shares of Series A-1 Preferred shall automatically convert into shares of Series A-2 Preferred at a 1:1 ratio. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Noncompliance, as defined in the Securities Purchase Agreement, the holders of a majority of the Series A-1 Preferred may demand immediate redemption of all or a portion of the Series A-1 Preferred at the then-applicable liquidation value.

 

The Company considered the guidance of ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity, and ASC Topic 815, Derivatives, in determining the accounting treatment for its convertible preferred stock instruments. The Company considered the economic characteristics and the risks of the host contract based on the stated and implied substantive terms and features of the instruments; including, but not limited to, its redemption features, voting rights, and conversions rights; and determined that the terms of the preferred stock were more akin to an equity instrument than a debt instrument. The shares of Series A Preferred and Series A-1 Preferred are subject to redemption, at the option of the holder, on or after the fifth anniversary of their original purchase. Accordingly, the convertible preferred stock has been classified as temporary equity in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

Upon issuance of the 33,333 shares of the Series A Preferred, the Company recorded as a reduction to the Series A Preferred and as Additional Paid-In Capital a beneficial conversion feature of $1.5 million. The beneficial conversion feature represents the difference between the effective conversion price and the fair value of the Series A Preferred as of the commitment date. An additional beneficial conversion feature of $396,600 was recorded in August 2015 as a result of the change in conversion price per share from $3.00 to $2.90. There was no beneficial conversion feature upon the 2014 issuances of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint and Series A-1 Preferred to Wellington as a result of the price of the Company’s common stock at the dates of the closings being below the effective conversion price of the preferred stock. The Company accounts for the beneficial conversion feature, the liquidation preference, and the issuance costs related to the Series A Preferred and Series A-1 Preferred using the effective interest method by accreting such amounts to its Series A Preferred and Series A-1 Preferred from the date of issuance to the earliest date of redemption as a reduction to its total permanent equity within the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity as a charge to Additional Paid-In Capital. Any accretion recorded during the periods presented are also shown as a reduction to the income available to common stockholders in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations when presenting basic and dilutive per share information. Accretion was $1.3 million and $574,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $3.8 million and $1.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Upon the occurrence of an Event of Noncompliance, the holders of a majority of the Series A Preferred may demand immediate redemption of all or a portion of the Series A Preferred at the then-applicable liquidation value.  Such holders may also exercise a right to have the holders of the Series A Preferred elect a majority of the Board by increasing the size of the Board and filling such vacancies.  Such right to control a minimum majority of the Board would exist for so long as the Event of Noncompliance was continuing. An “Event of Noncompliance” shall have occurred if: i) the Company fails to make any required redemption payment with respect to the Series A Preferred; ii) the Company breaches the Securities Purchase Agreement after the Initial Closing, and such breach has not been cured within thirty days after receipt of notice thereof; iii) the Company or any subsidiary makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, admits its insolvency or is the subject of an order, judgment or decree adjudicating such entity as insolvent, among other similar actions; iv) a final judgment in excess of $5.0 million is rendered against the Company or any subsidiary that is not discharged within 60 days thereafter; or v) an event of default has occurred under the Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of December 28, 2012, as amended, by and among ADC, PTFS and Metro, or the Loan and Security Agreement dated as of November 7, 2014 by and among ACI and Metro, and such event of default has not been cured within thirty days after receipt of notice thereof.

 

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Note 9.    Stockholders’ Equity

 

Common Stock

 

On January 30, 2014, the Company issued 1,396 shares of common stock with a fair market value of approximately $6,000, as additional compensation to a consultant for services rendered.

 

On March 28, 2014, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Common Stock SPA”) with each of Bipin C. Shah, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and C. Nicholas Antich, the President of JetPay Payroll Services. Pursuant to the Common Stock SPA, on April 4, 2014, the Company received gross aggregate proceeds of $1.0 million, prior to issuance costs of $25,000, and issued an aggregate of 333,333 shares of common stock to Messrs. Shah and Antich. The proceeds were used to satisfy a portion of the EBC Award.

 

On November 7, 2014, the Company issued 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock in connection with the acquisition of ACI. See Note 3. Business Acquisition.

 

On June 18, 2015, the Company issued 29,167 shares of the Company’s common stock with a fair market value of approximately $79,000, as compensation to an employee for services rendered.

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.001 per share with such designations, rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors.

 

As of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding other than the Series A Preferred issued to Flexpoint and Series A-1 Preferred issued to Wellington described above.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

ASC Topic 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation, requires compensation expense for the grant-date fair value of share-based payments to be recognized over the requisite service period.

 

At a meeting of the Company’s stockholders held on July 31, 2013 (the “Meeting”), the Company’s stockholders approved the adoption of the Company’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The Company granted options to purchase 200,000 and 220,000 shares of common stock under the Plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, all at an exercise price of $3.00 per share. The grant date fair value of the options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were determined to be approximately $232,000 and $186,000, respectively, using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Aggregated stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was $61,000 and $91,000, respectively, and $203,000 and $260,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Unrecognized compensation expense as of September 30, 2015 relating to non-vested common stock options was approximately $547,000 and is expected to be recognized through 2019. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, no options have been exercised and 214,168 options have been forfeited.

 

The fair values of the Company’s options were estimated at the dates of grant using a Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions:

 

  

For the Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

   2015  2014  2015  2014
Expected term (years)  -  6.25  6.25  6.25
Risk-free interest rate  -  1.93%  1.56%  1.93% to 2.10%
Volatility  -  44.74%  44.80%  44.74% to 44.93%
Dividend yield  -  0%  0%  0%

 

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Expected term: The Company’s expected term is based on the period the options are expected to remain outstanding. The Company estimated this amount utilizing the “Simplified Method” in that the Company does not have sufficient historical experience to provide a reasonable basis to estimate an expected term.

 

Risk-free interest rate: The Company uses the risk-free interest rate of a U.S. Treasury Note with a similar term on the date of the grant.

 

Volatility: The Company calculates the volatility of the stock price based on historical value and corresponding volatility of the Company’s peer group stock price for a period consistent with the stock option expected term.

 

Dividend yield: The Company uses a 0% expected dividend yield as the Company has not paid dividends to date and does not anticipate declaring dividends in the near future.

 

A summary of stock option activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and the year ended December 31, 2014 are presented below:

 

   Number of Options   Weighted Average Exercise Price 
Outstanding at December 31, 2013   1,000,000   $3.03 
Granted   445,000   $3.00 
Forfeited   (43,750)  $3.04 
Exercised   -   $- 
Outstanding at December 31, 2014   1,401,250   $3.02 
Granted   200,000   $3.00 
Forfeited   (214,168)  $3.00 
Exercised   -   $- 
Outstanding at September 30, 2015   1,387,082   $3.02 
Exercisable at September 30, 2015   554,991   $3.05 

 

The weighted average remaining life of options outstanding at September 30, 2015 was 8.48 years. The aggregate intrinsic value of the exercisable options at September 30, 2015 was $0.

 

On June 29, 2015, the Board of Directors approved the JetPay Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), which was subsequently approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on August 4, 2015. The ESPP allows certain defined employees to contribute a percentage of their cash earnings, subject to certain maximum amounts, to be used to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock on each of two semi-annual purchase dates. The purchase price is equal to 90% of the fair value of the Company’s common stock on the commencement date or the purchase date of each offering period, whichever is lower. As of September 30, 2015, an aggregate of 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock were reserved for issuance under the Company’s ESPP, of which no shares have been issued. The Company’s initial purchase period under the ESPP will begin on January 1, 2016. The Company anticipates using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to determine the fair value of the ESPP stock rights.

 

Note 10.    Income Taxes

 

The Company recorded income tax expense of $42,000 and $51,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $143,000 and $155,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Income tax expense reflects the recording of state income taxes. The effective tax rates were approximately (12.3)% and (2.5)% for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and (16.7)% and (2.7)% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The effective rate differs from the federal statutory rate for each period, primarily due to state and local income taxes and changes to the valuation allowance.

 

JetPay, LLC is subject to and pays the Texas Margin Tax which is considered to be an income tax in accordance with the provisions of the Income Taxes Topic in FASB, ASC and the associated interpretations. There are no significant temporary differences associated with the Texas Margin Tax.

 

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had cumulative U.S. federal and state net operating loss carryovers (“NOLs”) of approximately $12.8 million. These NOLs, if not utilized, expire at various times through 2034. In accordance with Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, deductibility of the Company’s NOLs may be subject to an annual limitation in the event of a change in control. Management will be performing a preliminary evaluation as to whether a change in control has taken place.

 

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In assessing the realization of deferred tax assets, Management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the scheduled reversal of deferred tax liabilities, projected future taxable income and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. After consideration of all of the information available, Management believes that significant uncertainty exists with respect to future realization of the deferred tax assets, and has, therefore, increased its valuation allowance against deferred tax assets by $340,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and $2.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, with a total valuation allowance of approximately $7.9 million at September 30, 2015, representing the amount of its deferred income tax assets in excess of the Company’s deferred income tax liabilities. The deferred tax liability related to goodwill that is amortizable for tax purposes (“Intangibles”) will not reverse until such time, if any, that the goodwill, which is considered to be an asset with an indefinite life for financial reporting purposes, becomes impaired or sold. Due to the uncertain timing of this reversal, the temporary difference cannot be considered as future taxable income for purposes of determining a valuation allowance. Therefore, the deferred tax liability related to tax deductible goodwill Intangibles cannot be considered when determining the ultimate realization of deferred tax assets.

 

Note 11.   Commitments and Contingencies

 

On or about March 13, 2012, a merchant of JetPay, LLC, Direct Air, a charter travel company, abruptly ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy. Under United States Department of Transportation requirements, all charter travel company customer charges for travel are to be deposited into an escrow account in a bank under a United States Department of Transportation escrow program, and not released to the charter travel company until the travel has been completed. In the case of Direct Air, such funds had historically been deposited into such United States Department of Transportation escrow account at Valley National Bank in New Jersey, and continued to be deposited through the date Direct Air ceased operations. At the time Direct Air ceased operations, according to Direct Air’s bankruptcy trustee, there should have been in excess of $31.0 million in the escrow account. Instead there was approximately $1.0 million. As a result, Merrick Bank (“Merrick”), JetPay, LLC’s sponsor with respect to this particular merchant, incurred chargebacks in excess of $25.0 million. Merrick maintains insurance through a Chartis Insurance Policy for chargeback losses that names Merrick as the primary insured. The policy has a limit of $25.0 million and a deductible of $250,000. Merrick has sued Chartis Insurance (“Chartis”) for payment under the claim. Under an agreement between Merrick and JetPay, LLC, JetPay, LLC may be obligated to indemnify Merrick for losses realized from such chargebacks that Merrick is unable to recover from other parties. JetPay, LLC recorded a loss for all chargebacks in excess of $25.0 million, the $250,000 deductible on the Chartis insurance policy and $487,000 of legal fees charged against JetPay, LLC’s cash reserve account by Merrick, totaling $1.9 million in 2012, as well as an additional $597,000 in legal fees charged against JetPay, LLC’s cash reserve account by Merrick through June 30, 2013. In December 2013, Merrick, in addition to its suit against Chartis, also filed suit against Valley National Bank as escrow agent. In February 2015, JetPay joined that suit, along with American Express. JetPay, LLC has received correspondence from Merrick of its intention to seek recovery for all unrecovered chargebacks and related costs, but JetPay, LLC is currently not a party to any litigation from Merrick regarding this matter. Merrick and JetPay, LLC have entered into a forbearance agreement pertaining to the Direct Air chargeback issue. The Direct Air situation has also caused other unexpected expenses, such as higher professional fees and fees for chargeback processing. Additionally, pursuant to the terms of its agreement with Merrick, Merrick has forced JetPay, LLC to maintain increased cash reserves in order to provide additional security for any obligations arising from the Direct Air situation. Merrick continues to hold approximately $4.4 million of total reserves related to the Direct Air matter as of September 30, 2015. The cash reserve balance was reduced by approximately $600,000 during the year ended December 31, 2014 to settle a lawsuit involving the Company and Merrick with MSC Cruise Lines, including certain legal fees claimed and deducted from the reserve by Merrick in connection with settling the matter, as more fully described below. These reserves are recorded in Other Assets.

 

On August 7, 2013, JetPay Merchant Services, LLC (“JPMS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of JetPay, LLC and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, together with WLES, (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”), filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, against Merrick, Royal Group Services, LTD, LLC and Gregory Richmond (collectively, the “Defendants”). The suit alleges that Merrick and Gregory Richmond (an agent of Royal Group Services) represented to JPMS that insurance coverage was arranged through Chartis Specialty Insurance Company to provide coverage for JPMS against potential chargeback losses related to certain of JPMS’s merchant customers, including Southern Sky Air Tours, d/b/a Direct Air. The complaint alleges several other causes of action against the Defendants, including violation of state insurance codes, negligence, fraud, breach of duty and breach of contract. Also, in August 2013, JPMS, JetPay, LLC, and JetPay ISO Services, LLC filed the second amendment to a previously filed complaint against Merrick in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, adding to its initial complaint several causes of action related to actions Merrick allegedly took during JetPay, LLC’s transition to a new sponsoring bank in June 2013. Additionally, subsequent to this transition, Merrick invoiced the Company for legal fees incurred by Merrick totaling approximately $3.6 million. The Company does not believe it has a responsibility to reimburse Merrick for these legal fees and intends to vigorously dispute these charges. Accordingly, the Company has not recorded an accrual for these legal fees as of September 30, 2015.

 

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As partial protection against any potential losses related to Direct Air, the Company required that, upon closing of the Completed Transactions, 3,333,333 shares of common stock that was to be paid to WLES as part of the JetPay, LLC acquisition be placed into an escrow account with JPMorgan Chase (“Chase”) as the trustee. The Escrow Agreement for the account names Merrick, the Company, and WLES as parties. If JetPay, LLC suffers any liability as a result of the Direct Air matter, these shares are to be used in partial or full payment for any such liability, with any remaining shares delivered to WLES. If JetPay, LLC is found to have any liability because of this issue, and these shares do not have sufficient value to fully cover such liability, the Company may be responsible for this JetPay, LLC liability. On February 3, 2014, the Company received notice that Merrick had requested Chase to release the 3,333,333 shares in the escrow account to Merrick. Both JetPay and WLES informed Chase that they did not agree to the release, and the shares remain in escrow.

 

On January 16, 2013, the Company received notice that EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. (“EBC”) had commenced arbitration proceedings (the “Claim”) against the Company with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (the “ICDR”). The Claim alleged that the Company breached a Letter Agreement, dated as of May 9, 2011, with EBC by failing to pay EBC a cash fee of $2.07 million and reimburse EBC for certain expenses upon the closing of the Company’s initial business combination, which was consummated on December 28, 2012. As a result of such breach, EBC sought the cash fee plus interest and attorney’s fees and expenses. In November 2013, the ICDR held arbitration proceedings with respect to the Claim. On March 3, 2014, the ICDR rendered its decision and ordered the Company to pay the cash fee of $2.07 million plus interest, attorney’s fees and expenses of approximately $740,000 within 30 days of the decision (the “EBC Award”). The Company accrued $2,136,000 relating to this matter as of December 31, 2012 and an additional $675,000 was recorded as SG&A expenses in the fourth quarter of 2013 for the legal fees and interest costs awarded to EBC as part of the EBC Award. In order to satisfy a portion of the EBC Award, the Company entered into the Common Stock SPA. Pursuant to the Common Stock SPA, on April 4, 2014, the Company received aggregate proceeds of $1.0 million and issued an aggregate of 333,333 shares of common stock to Messrs. Shah and Antich. Additionally, on April 14, 2014, the Company issued 4,667 shares of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint for an aggregate of $1.4 million under the Securities Purchase Agreement. See Note 8. Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock. The Company used the proceeds from the sale of common stock, the proceeds from the closing of the Series A Preferred to Flexpoint, and existing cash of $411,000 to fully satisfy its obligations to EBC pursuant to the EBC Award.

 

On August 23, 2013, the Company received notice that JPMS was a party in a lawsuit brought by MSC Cruise Lines, a former customer. Merrick was a co-defendant in the lawsuit. MSC Cruise Lines claimed approximately $2.0 million in damages and alleged that JPMS breached its agreement with MSC by charging fees not specified in the agreement. The Company reached a settlement on the matter on July 31, 2014. Accordingly, the Company recorded an expense of $600,000 for the year ended December 31, 2014, representing the settlement to MSC Cruise Lines and certain legal fees claimed by Merrick in connection with settling the suit. The settlement, including the Merrick legal fees, was satisfied by a deduction from the Merrick reserve account recorded in Other Assets as described above.

 

In December 2013, the Company settled a lawsuit with M&A Ventures in which it agreed to pay $400,000, with $100,000 paid in 2013 and the remainder in installments throughout 2014. The Company recorded the $400,000 settlement within SG&A expense for the three months ended December 31, 2013.

 

At the time of the acquisition of JetPay, LLC, the Company entered into an Amendment, Guarantee, and Waiver Agreement (the “Agreement”) dated December 28, 2012 between the Company, Ten Lords and Interactive Capital and JetPay, LLC. Under the Agreement, Ten Lords and Interactive Capital agreed to extend payment of a $6.0 million note remaining outstanding at the date of acquisition for up to twelve months. The note was paid in full in October 2013 using the proceeds from the initial purchase of Series A Preferred by Flexpoint. See Note 8. Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock. The terms of the Agreement required that the Company provide Ten Lords with a “true up” payment, which was meant to put the holders of the note (Ten Lords and Interactive Capital) in the same after-tax economic position as they would have been had the note been paid in full on December 28, 2012. JetPay calculated this true-up payment to Ten Lords at $222,310 and paid such amount to Ten Lords in August 2015. Subsequent to the Company’s payment, the Company received noticed that Ten Lords had filed a lawsuit against JetPay, LLC disputing the amount determined and paid by the Company. The Company believes that the basis of the suit regarding JetPay, LLC is groundless and intends to defend it vigorously.

 

In December 2012, BCC Merchant Solutions, a former customer of JetPay, LLC filed a suit against JetPay, LLC, Merrick Bank, and Trent Voigt in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, for $1.9 million, alleging that the parties by their actions, had cost BCC significant expense and lost customer revenue. The Company believes that the basis of the suit regarding JetPay, LLC is groundless and intends to defend it vigorously. Accordingly, the Company has not recorded an accrual for any potential loss related to this matter as of September 30, 2015.

 

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The Company is a party to various other legal proceedings related to its ordinary business activities. In the opinion of the Company’s management, none of these proceedings are material in relation to our results of operations, liquidity, cash flows, or financial condition.

 

Note 12.    Related Party Transactions

 

JetPay Payroll Services’ headquarters are located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania and consist of approximately 22,500 square feet leased from C. Nicholas Antich and Carol A. Antich. Mr. Antich is the President of ADC. The rent is currently approximately $43,426 per month with annual 4% increases, on a net basis. The office lease has an initial 10-year term expiring May 31, 2016. Rent expense under this lease was $129,140 for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and $387,420 for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.

 

JetPay Payment Services retains a backup center in Sunnyvale, Texas consisting of 1,600 square feet, rented for approximately $3,000 per month from JT Holdings, an entity controlled by Trent Voigt, Chief Executive Officer of JetPay, LLC. The terms of the lease are commercial. Rent expense was $9,000 for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and $27,000 for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.

 

The above transactions with respect to JetPay Payroll Services and JetPay Payment Services were approved prior to the Completed Transactions. Going forward, all related party transactions with respect to such entities will be reviewed and approved by the Company’s Audit Committee to ensure that the terms of such transactions are no less favorable to the Company than those that would be available with respect to such transactions from unaffiliated third parties.

 

On June 7, 2013, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to Trent Voigt, Chief Executive Officer of JetPay, LLC, in the amount of $491,693. The note matures on September 30, 2016, as extended, and bears interest at an annual rate of 4% with interest expense of $4,950 recorded for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and $14,700 and $15,400 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The transaction was approved upon resolution and review by the Company’s Audit Committee of the terms of the note to ensure that such terms were no less favorable to the Company than those that would be available with respect to such transactions from unaffiliated third parties.

 

On May 6, 2015, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to C. Nicholas Antich, Chief Executive Officer and President of ADC, and Carol A. Antich in the amount of $350,000 to satisfy the remaining balance of the $2.0 million deferred consideration. The promissory note bears interest at an annual rate of 4% and matures on May 6, 2017, payable in two equal installments of $175,000 on May 6, 2016 and 2017. Interest expense related to this promissory note was $3,600 and $5,800 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively. The promissory note was approved upon resolution and review by the Company’s Audit Committee of the terms of the promissory note to ensure that such terms were no less favorable to the Company than those that would be available with respect to such transactions from unaffiliated third parties.

 

In connection with the closing of the JetPay, LLC acquisition, the Company entered into a Note and Indemnity Side Agreement with JP Merger Sub, LLC, WLES and Trent Voigt (the “Note and Indemnity Side Agreement”) dated as of December 28, 2012. Pursuant to the Note and Indemnity Side Agreement, the Company agreed to issue a promissory note in the amount of $2,331,369 in favor of WLES. Interest accrues on amounts due under the note at a rate of 5% per annum, and is payable quarterly. Interest expense was $29,800 for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and $88,400 for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. The note can be prepaid in full or in part at any time without penalty. As partial consideration for offering the note, the Company and JP Merger Sub, LLC agreed to waive certain specified indemnity claims against WLES and Mr. Voigt to the extent the losses under such claims do not exceed $2,331,369.

 

On August 22, 2013, JetPay, LLC entered into a Master Service Agreement with JetPay Solutions, LTD, a United Kingdom based entity 75% owned by WLES, an entity owned by Trent Voigt. The Company initiated transaction business under this agreement beginning in April 2014 with revenue earned from JetPay Solutions, LTD of $15,000 and $97,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $238,000 and $166,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

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On March 28, 2014, the Company entered into the Common Stock SPA with each of Bipin C. Shah, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and C. Nicholas Antich, the President of JetPay Payroll Services. Pursuant to the Common Stock SPA, on April 4, 2014, the Company received aggregate proceeds of $1.0 million and issued an aggregate of 333,333 shares of common stock to Messrs. Shah and Antich. The proceeds were used to satisfy a portion of the EBC Award.

 

On October 31, 2014, following the unanimous consent of the Company’s Audit Committee, the Company entered into a letter agreement with WLES, an entity owned by Trent Voigt, that governs the distribution of any proceeds received in connection with the Direct Air matter. The Letter Agreement provides that subject to certain exceptions, after each of the Company and WLES receive out-of-pocket expenses and chargeback losses incurred subsequent to the consummation of the Completed Transactions and prior to the consummation of the Completed Transactions, respectively, each of the parties will share in any proceeds received pro rata.

 

Note 13.    Segments

 

The Company currently operates in two business segments, the JetPay Payment Processing Segment, consisting of JetPay Payment Services and JetPay Strategic Partners, an end-to-end processor of credit and debit card and ACH payment transactions for both businesses with a focus on those processing internet transactions and recurring billings, as well as traditional retailers and service providers, and the JetPay Payroll Segment, consisting of JetPay Payroll Services, a full-service payroll and related payroll tax payment processor.

 

Segment operating results are presented below (in thousands). The results reflect revenues and expenses directly related to each segment. The activity within the JetPay Card Services division was not material through September 30, 2015 and 2014, and accordingly was included in Corporate in the tables below. The Company does not evaluate performance or allocate resources based on segment asset data, and therefore, such information is not presented.

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2015 
  

JetPay

Payment Processing

   JetPay
Payroll
   General/ Corporate   Total 
                 
Processing revenues  $7,081   $3,215   $12   $10,308 
Cost of processing revenues   4,703    1,723    30    6,456 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,665    1,142    189    2,996 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   -    -    (1)   (1)
Amortization of intangibles and depreciation   539    351    1    891 
Other expenses   101    82    125    308 
Income (loss) before income taxes  $73   $(83)  $(332)  $(342)
                     
Property and equipment additions  $172   $85   $2   $259 

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 
  

JetPay

Payment

Processing

  

JetPay

Payroll

   General/ Corporate   Total 
                 
Processing revenues  $4,679   $3,056   $-   $7,735 
Cost of processing revenues   3,086    1,760    10    4,856 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,168    1,006    816    2,990 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   -    -    (2)   (2)
Amortization of intangibles and depreciation   315    338    1    654 
Other expenses   1    71    1,168    1,240 
Income (loss) before income taxes  $109   $(119)  $(1,993)  $(2,003)
                     
Property and equipment additions  $92   $19   $-   $111 

 

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   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 
  

JetPay

Payment Processing

   JetPay
Payroll
   General/ Corporate   Total 
                 
Processing revenues  $21,614   $10,070   $34   $31,718 
Cost of processing revenues   13,989    5,353    90    19,432 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   5,224    3,433    915    9,572 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   -    -    36    36 
Amortization of intangibles and depreciation   1,604    1,042    4    2,650 
Other expenses   300    221    363    884 
Income (loss) before income taxes  $497   $21   $(1,374)  $(856)
                     
Total property and equipment, net  $919   $573   $36   $1,528 
Property and equipment additions  $346   $203   $3   $552 
Intangible assets and goodwill, net  $48,336   $18,013   $-   $66,349 
Total segment assets  $71,941   $56,756   $364   $129,061 

 

   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 
  

JetPay

Payment

Processing

  

JetPay

Payroll

   General/ Corporate   Total 
                 
Processing revenues  $13,969   $9,661   $-   $23,630 
Cost of processing revenues   8,972    5,280    25    14,277 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   3,995    3,036    2,142    9,173 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   -    -    (10)   (10)
Amortization of intangibles and depreciation   957    1,021    2    1,980 
Other (income) expenses   (2)   222    3,646    3,866 
Income (loss) before income taxes  $47   $102   $(5,805)  $(5,656)
                     
Total property and equipment, net  $516   $575   $13   $1,104 
Property and equipment additions  $148   $92   $13   $253 
Intangible assets and goodwill, net  $33,162   $19,135   $-   $52,297 
Total segment assets  $54,079   $52,692   $985   $107,756 

 

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

 

The following discussion of the financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

As used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context otherwise indicates, the references to “our company,” “the Company,” “JetPay,” “us,” “we” and “our” refer to JetPay Corporation.

 

This report and other written or oral statements made from time to time by us may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can sometimes identify forward looking-statements by our use of the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plan,” “forecast,” “guidance” and similar expressions. Some of the statements we use in this report, contain forward-looking statements concerning our business operations, economic performance and financial condition, including in particular: our business strategy and means to implement the strategy; measures of future results of operations, such as revenue, expenses, operating margins, income tax rates, and earnings per share; other operating metrics such as shares outstanding and capital expenditures; our success and timing in developing and introducing new products or services and expanding our business; and the successful integration of future acquisitions.

 

Although we believe that the plans and expectations reflected in or suggested by our forward-looking statements are reasonable, those statements are based on a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, cannot be foreseen and reflect future business decisions that are subject to change. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee you that our plans and expectations will be achieved. Our actual revenues, revenue growth rates and margins, other results of operations and shareholder values could differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements as a result of many known and unknown factors, many of which are beyond our ability to predict or control. These factors include, but are not limited to, those set forth in Item 1A - Risk Factors of this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, those set forth elsewhere in this report and those set forth in our press releases, reports and other filings made with the SEC. These cautionary statements qualify all of our forward-looking statements, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

 

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon as representing our plans and expectations as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update or revise forward-looking statements at some time in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to our forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

We were formed on November 12, 2010 as a blank check company in the development stage to serve as a vehicle to acquire through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, plan of arrangement, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination, one or more operating businesses. As previously disclosed, we completed the acquisitions of JetPay, LLC and ADC, on December 28, 2012, and ACI on November 7, 2014.

 

We are a provider of payment services – debit and credit card processing, payroll, and prepaid card services to businesses and their employees throughout the United States. We provide these services through three wholly-owned subsidiaries: JetPay, LLC, currently doing business as JetPay Payment Services, which provides debit and credit processing and ACH payment services to businesses with a focus on those processing internet transactions and recurring billings; ACI, currently doing business as JetPay Strategic Partners, an independent sales organization specializing in relationships with banks, credit unions and other associations; and ADC, currently doing business as JetPay Payroll Services, which provides payroll, tax filing, and related services to small and medium-sized employers.  We also operate JetPay Card Services, a division focused on providing low-cost money management and payment services to unbanked and under-banked employees of our business customers as well as other consumers. 

 

Our overall business strategy is to provide payment processing services to businesses with a high percentage of our revenues consisting of recurring revenues with strong margins and with relatively low capital requirements. Our corporate strategy is to increase our revenues in our newly acquired businesses through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. Our organic growth strategy is focused on developing and increasing our current marketing and sales staff at JetPay Payment Services, JetPay Strategic Partners and JetPay Payroll Services to penetrate new customer niches and geographic markets. Our organic growth strategy also includes cross marketing initiatives to sell credit and debit card processing services to JetPay Payroll Services’ payroll customers and payroll processing services to JetPay Payment Services’ credit and debit card processing customers. Additionally, we will seek additional debt and/or equity capital to acquire strategic payments’ distribution channels or extensions to of our current payments’ channels and/or payroll processors to integrate into our JetPay Payment Services and JetPay Payroll Services operations. Our acquisition strategy is focused on identifying companies that either provide services similar to ours or services that expand our product and service offerings and/or our geographic reach.  Both our JetPay Payment Services and our JetPay Payroll Services operations have significant under-utilized processing capacity, which can be leveraged to create additional processing revenues without significant cost increases.  We also plan to introduce new products, such as our Card Services division, which provides low-cost financial tools to both un-banked and under-banked consumers.  Our overall strategy also includes looking for cost synergies as we continue to integrate the operations of JetPay Payment Services, JetPay Strategic Partners and JetPay Payroll Services in such areas as insurance costs, banking costs, employee benefit costs, and other selling, general and administrative cost as well as operating cost areas.

 

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JetPay Payment Processing Segment - JetPay Payment Services and JetPay Strategic Partners

 

Revenues

 

JetPay Payment Services’ and JetPay Strategic Partners’ revenues fall into two categories: transaction processing revenues and merchant discount revenues. As such, our two primary drivers are the number of transactions and merchant dollar volume. A third measure related to merchant dollar volume, for those merchants where we charge a percentage of the sale amount, is the average size of the transaction, as costs for processing the transaction tend to be fixed, so that the higher the average ticket, the more revenue we earn for a fixed cost. JetPay’s discount revenues are generally a fixed percentage of the merchant’s dollar volume, with interchange and other third-party fees passed through to the merchant without markup. Our billings to merchants primarily consist of these transaction fees and discount fees, as well as pass-through fees for other miscellaneous services, such as handling chargebacks. Interchange costs are set by the card networks, and are paid directly by the sponsoring bank to the credit card associations based upon a percentage of transaction amounts and/or a fixed price per transaction. JetPay Payment Services refers to the ratio of processing revenues to the dollar amount of card transactions processed as the “margin.” If margin increases, processing revenues will tend to increase accordingly. Further, both the number of merchants who process transactions, and the average dollar amount of transactions processed per merchant, will impact the total transaction volume and thus the total processing revenues. As such, growth in JetPay’s merchant count and/or growth in the same store transaction volume will also drive JetPay’s processing revenue growth.

 

Expenses

 

The most significant components of operating expenses are credit card association fees and assessments; Third Party residuals; and salaries and other employment costs. Salaries and other employment costs are largely fixed in nature, increasing slightly with the growth in numbers of customers, but tending to grow with inflation. Credit card fees and assessments and bank sponsorship costs are generally a percentage of card volume. Bank sponsorship costs are largely based upon transaction counts and volumes. Selling, general and administrative expenses include stable costs such as occupancy and office costs, outside services, and depreciation and amortization expense, which is recognized on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the assets. Cost of processing revenues also includes chargeback losses, which vary over the long term based upon transaction volume processed by JetPay’s merchants, but can vary from period to period depending upon specific events in that period. JetPay Payment Services has and will continue to experience higher than normal professional fees due to the Direct Air bankruptcy hearings and associated legal concerns surrounding the failed merchant.

 

JetPay Payroll Segment - JetPay Payroll Services

 

Revenues

 

The majority of revenues from JetPay Payroll Services is derived from its payroll processing operations, which includes the calculation, preparation, collection and delivery of employer payroll obligations and the production of internal accounting records and management reports, and from services provided for the preparation of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns, including the collection and remittance of clients’ payroll tax obligations.  JetPay Payroll Services experiences increased revenues in the fourth and first calendar quarters due to additional employer annual tax filing requirements. Payroll Tax Filing Services (“PTFS”) trust account earnings represent the interest earned on the funds held for clients trust balance.  Trust fund earnings can fluctuate based on the amount held in the trust account as well as fluctuations in interest rates.

 

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Expenses

 

JetPay Payroll Services’ most significant cost of processing revenues is its payroll and related expenses and facility overhead costs.  These costs are largely fixed in nature, increasing slightly with the growth in numbers of customers and payrolls processed, but tending to grow with inflation. JetPay Payroll Services’ selling, general, and administrative expenses include the costs of the administrative and sales staff, payroll delivery costs, outside services, rent, office expense, insurance, sales and marketing costs and professional services costs.

 

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

 

The following tables represent a comparison of the results of our operations for the three month periods ended September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014 (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2015 
  

 

 

Consolidated

  

 

General/

Corporate

  

 

JetPay

Payroll

  

JetPay

Payment Processing

 
Processing revenues  $10,308   $12   $3,215   $7,081 
Cost of processing revenues   6,456    30    1,723    4,703 
Gross profit   3,852    (18)   1,492    2,378 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses   2,996    189    1,142    1,665 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   (1)   (1)   -    - 
Amortization of intangibles   768    -    281    487 
Depreciation   123    1    70    52 
Operating (loss) income   (34)   (207)   (1)   174 
Interest expense   210    36    72    102 
Amortization of deferred financing, debt discounts, and conversion options   98    89    9    - 
Other (income) expense   -    -    1    (1)
(Loss) income before taxes   (342)   (332)   (83)   73 
Income tax expense   42    -    5    37 
Net (loss) income   (384)   (332)   (88)   36 
Accretion of convertible preferred stock   (1,316)   (1,316)   -    - 
Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders  $(1,700)  $(1,648)  $(88)  $36 

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 
  

 

 

Consolidated

  

 

General/

Corporate

  

 

JetPay

Payroll

  

JetPay

Payment Processing

 
Processing revenues  $7,735   $-   $3,056   $4,679 
Cost of processing revenues   4,856    10    1,760    3,086 
Gross profit   2,879    (10)   1,296    1,593 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses   2,990    816    1,006    1,168 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   (2)   (2)   -    - 
Amortization of intangibles   560    -    280    280 
Depreciation   94    1    58    35 
Operating (loss) income   (763)   (825)   (48)   110 
Interest expense   411    338    71    2 
Amortization of deferred financing, debt discounts, and conversion options   980    980    -    - 
Change in fair value of derivative Liability   (150)   (150)   -    - 
Other (income) expense   (1)   -    -    (1)
(Loss) income before taxes   (2,003)   (1,993)   (119)   109 
Income tax expense   51    -    20    31 
Net (loss) income   (2,054)   (1,993)   (139)   78 
Accretion of convertible preferred stock   (574)   (574)   -    - 
Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders  $(2,628)  $(2,567)  $(139)  $78 

 

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Revenues

 

Revenues were $10.31 million and $7.74 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Overall revenues increased $2.57 million, or 33.3%, in 2015 as compared to 2014. Of the $10.31 million of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2015, $3.22 million, or 31%, was generated from our JetPay Payroll Segment and $7.08 million, or 69%, from our JetPay Payment Processing Segment. Of the $7.74 million of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014, $3.06 million, or 39%, was generated from our JetPay Payroll Segment and $4.68 million, or 61%, from our JetPay Payment Processing Segment.

 

JetPay Payment Processing Segment’s revenues increased $2.40 million, or 51.3%, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to 2014. This increase included revenues of $2.08 million related to JetPay Strategic Partners, which we acquired on November 7, 2014. Excluding the JetPay Strategic Partners’ revenues, our Texas based JetPay Payment Services operation’s revenues increased $325,000, or 6.9%, in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. The most significant changes within our Texas based JetPay Payment Services’ operations were an increase of $134,000, or 6.0%, in our Third Party business and an increase of $212,000, or 11.3%, in direct merchant services revenues, with these increases resulting from our investment in professional sales staff and marketing initiatives. These gains were partially offset by a decrease of $21,000, or 3.8%, in our processing and clearing business.

 

JetPay Payroll Segment’s revenues increased $159,000, or 5.2%, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. This increase was attributable to net growth in volume of payroll and related payroll taxes processed in addition to revenues generated from several new HR related services introduced in late 2014.

 

Cost of Processing Revenues

 

Cost of revenues were $6.46 million, or 62.6% of revenues, and $4.86 million, or 62.8% of revenues, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Of the $6.46 million cost of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2015, $1.72 million, or 26.6%, related to our Payroll Segment and $4.70 million, or 73.4%, related to our Payment Processing Segment. Of the $4.86 million of cost of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014, $1.76 million, or 36.2%, related to our Payroll Segment and $3.09 million, or 63.8%, related to our Payment Processing Segment.

 

The cost of processing revenues within the Payment Processing Segment increased from $3.09 million, or 66.0% of revenues in 2014 to $4.70 million, or 66.4% of revenues in 2015, an increase of $1.62 million or 52.4%. The increase in cost of processing revenues related to the growth in our Payment Processing Segment revenues, including the addition of the cost of processing revenues related to the JetPay Strategic Services acquisition on November 7, 2014 of $1.1 million. Overall gross profit margin as reported within our Payment Processing Segment decreased slightly from 34.0% in 2014 to 33.6% in 2015 largely as a result of investments made in technology professionals since the first quarter of 2014, partially offset by the increase in more profitable direct merchant processing revenues and the increase in Third Party revenues.

 

The cost of processing revenues within our Payroll Segment decreased $37,000, a decrease as a percentage of revenues from 57.6% in 2014 to 53.6% in 2015 principally due to efficiencies gained in technology and customer service departments despite our investment in new product development. The effect of this decrease in cost of processing revenues was an increase in gross profit margin within our Payroll Segment from 42.4% in 2014 to 46.4% in 2015.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $3.00 million, or 29.1% of revenues, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to $2.99 million, or 38.7% of revenues, for the same period in 2014.

 

SG&A expenses within the Payment Processing Segment were $1.17 million or 25.0% of revenues in 2014, as compared to $1.67 million, or 23.5% of revenues in 2015. This reduction as a percent of revenues was largely the result of the increase in revenues, including the acquisition of JetPay Strategic Partners in November 2014, partially offset by an increase in the three months ended September 30, 2015 in sales staff and marketing costs to attract new business, SG&A expenses related to JetPay Strategic Partners of $301,000, and an increase of $92,000 in Third Party commissions related to the previously noted increase in Third Party revenues.

 

SG&A expenses within the Payroll Segment increased from $1.01 million in 2014 to $1.14 million in 2015, an increase of approximately $136,000, or 13.5%, largely due to an increase in payroll costs as additional sales and technology professionals were added to help develop new products and services and execute our revenue growth strategies.

 

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Additionally, we incurred corporate SG&A expenses of $189,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015, including the benefit of $410,000 of management fees received from the Company’s operating divisions as compared to Corporate SG&A expenses of $816,000 in the same period of 2014, including $210,000 of management fees from the operating divisions. Corporate SG&A expenses include, but are not limited to, the salaries of our executive officers, outside professional fees, investor relations and other public company costs, and general corporate operating expenses. Corporate SG&A expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 also included $59,000 and $160,000, respectively, of start-up expenses relating to our Card Services operation. SG&A expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2015 included non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $61,000 as compared to $91,000 in 2014. The SG&A expenses of the Payroll Segment include $90,000 of Corporate allocated costs in the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and the SG&A expenses of the Payment Processing Segment include $320,000 and $120,000 of Corporate allocated costs in the third quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively, with an offsetting reduction in corporate SG&A expenses of $410,000 and $210,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

Depreciation and amortization totaled $891,000 and $654,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense in 2015 as compared to 2014 was primarily related to the amortization of the ACI intangible assets acquired on November 7, 2014.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was $210,000 and $411,000, respectively. The reduction in interest expense in 2015 was primarily related to the pay-off of the $10.0 million convertible secured notes in December 2014, partially offset by interest expense relating to the Metro Bank term loan entered into on November 7, 2014 in connection with the ACI acquisition and the $1.0 million revolving note payable entered into with Metro Bank on May 6, 2015.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company recorded income tax expense of $42,000 and $51,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Income tax expense reflects the recording of state income taxes. The effective tax rates were approximately (12.3)% and (2.5)% for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The effective rate differs from the federal statutory rate for each year, primarily due to state and local income taxes and changes to the valuation allowance.

 

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Results of Operations for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

 

The following tables represent a comparison of the results of our operations for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014 (in thousands):

 

   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 
  

 

 

Consolidated

  

 

General/

Corporate

  

 

JetPay

Payroll

  

JetPay

Payment Processing

 
Processing revenues  $31,718   $34   $10,070   $21,614 
Cost of processing revenues   19,432    90    5,353    13,989 
Gross profit   12,286    (56)   4,717    7,625 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses   9,572    915    3,433    5,224 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   36    36    -    - 
Amortization of intangibles   2,303    -    841    1,462 
Depreciation   347    4    201    142 
Operating income (loss)   28    (1,011)   242    797 
Interest expense   613    104    206    303 
Amortization of deferred financing, debt discounts, and conversion options   274    259    15    - 
Other (income) expense   (3)   -    -    (3)
(Loss) income before taxes   (856)   (1,374)   21    497 
Income tax expense   143    -    31    112 
Net (loss) income   (999)   (1,374)   (10)   385 
Accretion of convertible preferred stock   (3,781)   (3,781)   -    - 
Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders  $(4,780)  $(5,155)  $(10)  $385 

 

   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 
  

 

 

Consolidated

  

 

General/

Corporate

  

 

JetPay

Payroll

  

JetPay

Payment Processing

 
Processing revenues  $23,630   $-   $9,661   $13,969 
Cost of processing revenues   14,277    25    5,280    8,972 
Gross profit   9,353    (25)   4,381    4,997 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses   9,173    2,142    3,036    3,995 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability   (10)   (10)   -    - 
Amortization of intangibles   1,680    -    840    840 
Depreciation   300    2    181    117 
Operating (loss) income   (1,790)   (2,159)   324    45 
Interest expense   1,226    1,001    223    2 
Amortization of deferred financing, debt discounts, and conversion options   2,855    2,855    -    - 
Change in fair value of derivative liability   (210)   (210)   -    - 
Other (income) expense   (5)   -    (1)   (4)
(Loss) income before taxes   (5,656)   (5,805)   102    47 
Income tax expense   155    -    60    95 
Net (loss) income   (5,811)   (5,805)   42    (48)
Accretion of convertible preferred stock   (1,621)   (1,621)   -    - 
Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders  $(7,432)  $(7,426)  $42   $(48)

 

Revenues

 

Revenues were $31.72 million and $23.63 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Overall revenues increased $8.09 million, or 34.2%, in 2015 as compared to 2014. Of the $31.72 million of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, $10.07 million, or 32.0%, was generated from our JetPay Payroll Segment and $21.61 million, or 68.0%, from our JetPay Payment Processing Segment. Of the $23.63 million of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, $9.66 million, or 41%, was generated from our JetPay Payroll Segment and $13.97 million, or 59%, from our JetPay Payment Processing Segment.

 

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JetPay Payment Processing Segment’s revenues increased $7.65 million, or 54.7%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to 2014. This increase included revenues of $5.41 million related to JetPay Strategic Partners, which we acquired on November 7, 2014. Excluding the JetPay Strategic Partners’ revenues, our Texas based JetPay Payment Services operation’s revenues increased $2.24 million, or 16%, in the first nine months of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. The most significant changes within our Texas based JetPay Payment Services’ operations were an increase of $1.59 million, or 27.0%, in our Third Party business and an increase of $815,000, or 12.9%, in direct merchant services revenues, with these increases resulting from our investment in professional sales staff and marketing initiatives. These gains were partially offset by a decrease of $167,000, or 9.5%, in our processing and clearing business.

 

JetPay Payroll Segment’s revenues increased $409,000, or 4.2%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. This increase was attributable to net growth in volume of payroll and related payroll taxes processed in addition to revenues generated from several new HR related services introduced in late 2014.

 

Cost of Processing Revenues

 

Cost of revenues were $19.43 million, or 61.3% of revenues, and $14.28 million, or 60.4% of revenues, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Of the $19.43 million of cost of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, $5.35 million, or 28.0%, related to our Payroll Segment and $13.99 million, or 72.0%, related to our Payment Processing Segment. Of the $14.28 million of cost of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, $5.28 million, or 37.0%, related to our Payroll Segment and $8.97 million, or 63.0%, related to our Payment Processing Segment.

 

The cost of processing revenues within the Payment Processing Segment increased from $8.97 million, or 64.2% of revenues in 2014 to $13.99 million, or 64.7% of revenues in 2015, an increase of $5.02 million or 55.9%. The increase in cost of processing revenues related to the growth in our Payment Processing Segment revenues, including the addition of $2.93 million of cost of processing revenues related to the JetPay Strategic Services acquisition on November 7, 2014. Overall gross profit margin as reported within our Payment Processing Segment decreased slightly from 35.8% in 2014 to 35.3% in 2015 largely as a result of the increase in Third Party revenues combined with the investments made in technology professionals since September 30, 2014.

 

The cost of processing revenues within our Payroll Segment increased $73,000, a slight decrease as a percentage of revenues from 54.7% in 2014 to 53.2% in 2015 despite an increase in technology and customer service professionals as well as an investment in new product management. The effect of this decrease in cost of processing revenues as a percentage of revenues was a slight increase in gross profit margin within our Payroll Segment from 45.3% in 2014 to 46.8% in 2015.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $9.57 million, or 30.2% of revenues, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to $9.17 million, or 38.8% of revenues, for the same period in 2014.

 

SG&A expenses within the Payment Processing Segment increased from $3.99 million or 28.6% of revenues in 2014, to $5.22 million, or 24.2% of revenues in 2015. This increase was largely the result of an increase in sales staff and marketing costs to attract new business, SG&A expenses related to JetPay Strategic Partners of $942,000 acquired in November 2014, an increase of $698,000 in Third Party commissions related to the previously noted increase in Third Party revenues, and an increase in legal fees of approximately $261,000 as the Company worked to resolve the legal matters described below in Part II, Item 1. Legal Proceedings. Additionally, the results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 included a $460,000 charge related to a legal settlement and a $237,000 loss on the disposal of a fixed asset.

 

SG&A expenses within the Payroll Segment increased from $3.04 million in 2014 to $3.43 million in 2015, an increase of approximately $397,000, or 13.1%, largely due to an increase in payroll costs as additional sales and technology professionals were added to help develop new products and services and execute our revenue growth strategies.

 

Additionally, we incurred corporate SG&A expenses of $915,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, including the benefit of $1.31 million of management fees received from the Company’s operating divisions as compared to Corporate SG&A expenses of $2.14 million in the same period of 2014, including $630,000 of management fees from the operating divisions. Corporate SG&A expenses include, but are not limited to, the salaries of our executive officers, outside professional fees, investor relations and other public company costs, and general corporate operating expenses. Corporate SG&A expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 also included $302,000 and $442,000 respectively, of start-up expenses relating to our Card Services operation. SG&A expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 included non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $203,000 as compared to $260,000 in 2014. The SG&A expenses of the Payroll Segment include $270,000 of Corporate allocated costs in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and the SG&A expenses of the Payment Processing Segment include $1.04 million and $360,000 of Corporate allocated costs in the first nine months of 2015 and 2014, respectively, with an offsetting reduction in Corporate SG&A expenses of $1.31 million and $630,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

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Depreciation and Amortization

 

Depreciation and amortization totaled $2.65 million and $1.98 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense in 2015 as compared to 2014 was primarily related to the amortization of the ACI intangible assets acquired on November 7, 2014.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was $613,000 and $1.23 million, respectively. The reduction in interest expense in 2015 was primarily related to the pay-off of the $10.0 million convertible secured notes in December 2014, partially offset by interest expense relating to the Metro Bank term loan entered into on November 7, 2014 in connection with the ACI acquisition and the $1.0 million revolving note payable entered into with Metro Bank on May 6, 2015.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company recorded income tax expense of $143,000 and $155,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Income tax expense reflects the recording of state income taxes. The effective tax rates were approximately (16.7)% and (2.7)% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The effective rate differs from the federal statutory rate for each year, primarily due to state and local income taxes and changes to the valuation allowance.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash and cash equivalents were $5.5 million at September 30, 2015, excluding $227,000 of cash deposited into restricted cash accounts. Cash and cash equivalents also excludes $4.4 million of cash reserves, or the “Merrick Cash Reserve”, held by Merrick, JetPay Payment Services’ former sponsor bank, which is specifically related to the Direct Air matter. The Merrick Cash Reserve of $4.4 million at both September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, is recorded as non-current assets under the caption “Other Assets”. While we continue to defend the potential obligation related to the chargeback claims there can be no assurance as to the timing of this cash reserve release. See also Part II, Item 1. Legal Proceedings. The ratio of our total debt to total capitalization, which consists of total debt, convertible preferred stock, and stockholders’ equity, was 24% at September 30, 2015 and 23% at December 31, 2014. As of September 30, 2015, we had a working capital deficit, excluding funds held for clients and client funds obligations, of approximately $4.3 million.

 

We expect to fund our cash needs, including capital required for acquisitions, with cash flow from our operating activities, equity investments and borrowings. As previously disclosed, on October 11, 2013, we were successful in selling an initial 33,333 shares of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint for an aggregate of $10 million, less certain costs, an additional 4,667 shares of Series A Preferred on April 14, 2014 for $1.4 million, 20,000 shares on November 7, 2014 for $6.0 million, and 33,333 shares on December 28, 2014 for $10.0 million. We have an agreement to potentially sell up to an additional $12.6 million of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint. Additionally, the Company sold 6,165 shares of Series A-1 Preferred to Wellington for an aggregate of $1.85 million, and it has an agreement to potentially sell an additional $850,000 of Series A-1 Preferred to Wellington. This additional $13.45 million of convertible preferred stock, if sold, will be used principally as consideration for future acquisitions. Additionally, we will require approximately $4.0 million to cover our interest and principal payments for the twelve months ending September 30, 2016, and $1.2 million of deferred consideration due to the unitholders of ACI on April 10, 2016.

 

Capital expenditures were $259,000 and $111,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $552,000 and $253,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. We currently estimate capital expenditures for all of our ongoing operations, including JetPay Payment Services and JetPay Payroll Services, at approximately $300,000 to $400,000 for the remainder of 2015, principally related to technology improvements. Our capital requirements include working capital for daily operations, including expenditures to maintain our technology platforms. Our operations currently generate sufficient cash flow to satisfy our current operating needs and our routine debt service requirements.

 

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In the past, we have been successful in obtaining financing by obtaining loans and equity investments, including the Series A Preferred investment by Flexpoint and the Series A-1 Preferred investment by Wellington. To fund and integrate future acquisitions or expand our technology platforms for new business initiatives, we will need to raise additional capital through loans, sale of Series A Preferred or Series A-1 Preferred, or additional equity investments. In addition, we continue to investigate the capital markets for sources of funding, which could take the form of additional debt or equity financing. We cannot provide any assurance that we will be successful in securing new financing or that we will secure such future financing with commercially acceptable terms. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may need to limit our acquisition growth plans.

 

Debt Capitalization and Other Financing Arrangements

 

At September 30, 2015, we had borrowings of approximately $16.9 million net of unamortized valuation discounts totaling $428,000 relating to the WLES Note, as defined below. We had a letter of credit outstanding at September 30, 2015 of $100,000 as collateral with respect to a front-end processing relationship with a credit card company. Additionally, on August 21, 2013 a letter of credit for $1.9 million was issued and remained outstanding at September 30, 2015 as a reserve with respect to JetPay, LLC’s processing relationship with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

 

In order to finance a portion of the proceeds payable in the Completed Transactions, on December 28, 2012, we entered into a Note Agreement with Special Opportunities Fund, Inc., R8 Capital Partners, LLC, Bulldog Investors General Partnership, Ira Lubert, Mendota Insurance Company and American Services Insurance Company, Inc., (collectively, the “Note Investors”) pursuant to which, we issued $10,000,000 in promissory notes secured by 50% of our ownership interest in JetPay, LLC (the “Notes”). In connection with the Note Agreement, we entered into separate Notes with each of the Note Investors. Amounts outstanding under the Notes accrued interest at a rate of 12% per annum. The Notes matured on December 31, 2014 and were paid with proceeds from the sale of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint on December 28, 2014.

 

On December 28, 2012, ADC and PTFS, as borrowers, entered into the Loan and Security Agreement with Metro Bank (“Metro”), as the lender for a term loan with a principal amount of $9,000,000. Amounts outstanding under the loan accrue interest at a rate of 4% per annum. The loan matures on December 28, 2019 and amortizes over the course of the loan in equal monthly installments of $107,143. The principal balance of this term loan was $5.5 million at September 30, 2015. Additional principal payments may be required at the end of each fiscal year based on a free cash flow calculation at ADC as defined in the Loan and Security Agreement. The loans are guaranteed by us and are secured by all assets of ADC and PTFS, as well as a pledge by us of our ownership interest in ADC. The Loan and Security Agreement contains affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on the incurrence of indebtedness, liens, transactions with affiliates and other customary restrictions for loans of this type and size. The borrowers are also subject to certain annual financial covenants including a debt coverage ratio and a leverage ratio during the term of the loan. We are required to provide Metro with annual financial statements within 120 days of our fiscal year end and quarterly financial statements within 60 days after the end of each fiscal quarter. We were in compliance with the covenant requirements as of September 30, 2015.

 

On May 6, 2015, ADC and PTFS, as borrowers, along with JetPay Corporation, ACI, and JetPay, LLC, collectively as loan parties, entered into a First Amendment and Joinder Agreement to the Loan and Security Agreement dated December 28, 2012 and a Revolving Credit Note (the “Revolving Note”) dated May 6, 2015 with Metro, as the lender. The Note provides a $1.0 million revolving credit facility that matures on May 6, 2017 and that accrues interest at the rate of the Wall Street Journal Prime rate plus 1.00%, with a floor of 4.25%. The Note is guaranteed by the borrowers and loan parties and is secured by all assets of ADC, PTFS, and ACI, a pledge by the Company of its ownership interest in ADC and ACI, as well as a $1.0 million negative pledge on the stock of JetPay, LLC. The amended and restated Loan and Security Agreement retains the affirmative and negative covenants included in the original December 28, 2012 loan agreement, including limitations on the incurrence of indebtedness, liens, transactions with affiliates and other customary restrictions for loans of this type and size. Certain of these affirmative and negative covenants encompass JetPay, LLC under a negative pledge obligation should the stock of JetPay, LLC be subject to a lien by a third party. On May 6, 2015, the proceeds of the $1.0 million Revolving Note, along with $650,000 of current cash and cash equivalents, were used to partially fund a $2.0 million deferred consideration liability due to the stockholders of ADC.

 

In connection with the closing of the Completed Transactions, we entered into a Note and Indemnity Side Agreement with JP Merger Sub, LLC, WLES and Trent Voigt, dated as of December 28, 2012. Pursuant to the Note and Indemnity Side Agreement, we agreed to issue a promissory note in the amount of $2,331,369 in favor of WLES (the “WLES Note”). Interest accrues on amounts due under the WLES Note at a rate of 5% per annum. The WLES Note is due in full on December 31, 2017. The WLES Note can be prepaid in full or in part at any time without penalty. As partial consideration for offering the WLES Note, we and JP Merger Sub, LLC agreed to waive certain specified indemnity claims against WLES and Mr. Voigt to the extent the losses under such claims do not exceed $2,331,369.

 

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On November 7, 2014, pursuant to a Unit Purchase Agreement by and between the Company, ACI and Michael Collester and Cathy Smith, the Company acquired all of the outstanding equity interests of JetPay Strategic Partners for an aggregate of $11.0 million in cash and the issuance of 2.0 million shares of its common stock to the unitholders of JetPay Strategic Partners with a value of approximately $3.7 million on the date of acquisition. The JetPay Strategic Partners’ unitholders were entitled to receive additional cash consideration of $1.2 million which was paid on April 10, 2015 and are entitled to receive a further cash payment of $1.2 million payable on April 10, 2016, and are entitled to earn up to an additional $500,000 based on the net revenue of JetPay Strategic Partners for the twelve month periods ending October 31, 2015 and 2016. In order to finance a portion of the proceeds paid to the JetPay Strategic Partners’ unitholders, JetPay Strategic Partners, as borrower, and the Company and ADC, as guarantors, entered into a Loan and Security Agreement on November 7, 2014 with Metro with a principal amount of $7.5 million. Amounts outstanding under the loan accrue interest at a rate of 5.25% per annum. The loan matures on November 6, 2021 and amortizes in equal monthly installments of $104,167 over six years beginning in the month following the first anniversary of the Loan and Security Agreement. Additional principal payments may be required at the end of each fiscal year based on a free cash flow calculation set forth in the Loan and Security Agreement. Additionally, in order to finance a portion of the proceeds paid to the JetPay Strategic Partners’ unitholders, on November 7, 2014, the Company issued 20,000 shares of Series A Preferred to Flexpoint for an aggregate of $6.0 million.

 

Our ongoing ability to comply with the debt covenants under our credit arrangements and to refinance our debt depends largely on the achievement of adequate levels of cash flow. If our future cash flows are less than expected or our debt service, including interest expense, increases more than expected, causing us to default on any of the Metro covenants in the future, we will need to obtain amendments or waivers from Metro. In the event that non-compliance with the debt covenants should occur in the future, we would pursue various alternatives in an attempt to successfully resolve the non-compliance, which might include, among other things, seeking additional debt covenant waivers or amendments or refinancing debt with other financial institutions. There can be no assurance that debt covenant waivers or amendments would be obtained, if needed, or that the debt could be refinanced with other financial institutions on favorable terms.

 

At December 28, 2012, in connection with securing certain debt financing to consummate the Completed Transactions, we incurred a total of $4,393,000 in financing costs that have been capitalized and will be amortized over the life of the related debt instruments using the effective interest method beginning in 2013. Of the total deferred financing costs, $4,370,000 related to certain of our founding stockholders agreeing to sell at cost 832,698 shares of our common stock that they acquired prior to our initial public offering to certain of the Note Investors with respect to the Notes. In accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 79 amended by SAB 5T, Accounting for Expenses or Liabilities Paid by Principal Stockholder, we recorded a $4.37 million stock-based deferred financing cost with a credit to additional paid-in capital at December 28, 2012 for the fair value of the 832,698 shares transferred under this arrangement ($5.25 per share on December 28, 2012). This $4.37 million deferred financing cost was completely amortized as of December 31, 2014. Additionally, in connection with the December 2012 $9.0 million term loan, the November 2014 $7.5 million term loan, and the May 2015 Revolving Note, all payable to Metro, we incurred $23,000, $76,000, and $40,000 of deferred financing costs, respectively. Unamortized deferred financing costs were $102,000 at September 30, 2015.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2015.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We are obligated under various operating leases, primarily for office space and certain equipment related to our operations. Certain of these leases contain purchase options, renewal provisions, and contingent rentals for our proportionate share of taxes, utilities, insurance, and annual cost of living increases.

 

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The following are summaries of our contractual obligations and other commercial commitments at September 30, 2015, excluding fair value and conversion option debt discounts as described in Part I, Item 1, Note 7. Long-Term Debt, Notes Payable and Capital Lease Obligations (in thousands):

 

   Payments Due By Period 
Contractual obligations  Total   Less than
One Year
   One to Three
Years
   Three to Five
Years
   More than
5 years
 
Long-term debt and
capital lease obligations (1)
  $17,356   $3,203   $8,695   $4,104   $1,354 
Minimum operating lease payments   1,059    643    378    38    - 
Total  $18,415   $3,846   $9,073   $4,142   $1,354 

 

   Amounts Expiring Per Period 
Other Commercial Commitments  Total   Less than
One Year
   One to Three
Years
   Three to Five
Years
   More than
5 years
 
Standby letters of credit (2)  $2,000   $2,000   $-   $-   $- 

 

(1)Related interest obligations have been excluded from this maturity schedule. Our interest payments for the next twelve month period, based on current market rates, are expected to be approximately $825,000.
(2)Outstanding letters of credit of $2.0 million represents a $1.9 million letter of credit as a reserve with respect to JetPay, LLC’s main processing bank and a $100,000 letter of credit, which represents collateral for a front-end processing relationship with a credit card company.

 

Cash Flow

 

Operating Activities. Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $3.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Cash provided by operating activities in this period was primarily due to a net loss of $999,000, offset by non-cash depreciation and amortization relating to intangible assets of $2.7 million, amortization of deferred financing costs, debt discounts and conversion options totaling $275,000, a decrease in restricted cash of $1.2 million, and a decrease in accounts receivable of $725,000.

 

Net cash used in operating activities totaled $2.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. Cash used in operating activities in this period was primarily due to a net loss of $5.8 million combined with a decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $3.0 million. This decrease in cash was partially offset by non-cash depreciation and amortization relating to intangible assets of $2.0 million, amortization of deferred financing fees, debt discounts and conversion options totaling $2.8 million, and a decrease in accounts receivable by $744,000.

 

Investing Activities. Cash provided by investing activities totaled $1.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, including a decrease of $5.3 million in restricted cash and cash equivalents held to satisfy client obligations, partially offset by payments of deferred acquisition consideration of $2.85 million and purchases of property and equipment of $552,000.

 

Cash provided by investing activities totaled $1.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, due to a decrease of $1.9 million in restricted cash and cash equivalents held to satisfy client obligations, partially offset by the purchase of property and equipment of $253,000.

 

Financing Activities. Cash used in financing activities totaled $5.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, which included a decrease of $5.3 million in client fund obligations and $1.0 million of cash used for routine payments on long-term debt, all partially offset by proceeds from notes payable of $1.0 million.

 

Cash provided by financing activities totaled $271,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, which included an increase of $2.1 million from the sale of preferred stock, and an increase of $1.0 million from the sale of common stock, all partially offset by a $1.9 million decrease in client fund obligations, and $985,000 of cash used for routine payments on long-term debt.

 

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Seasonality

 

JetPay Payment Services’ revenues and earnings are impacted by the volume of consumer usage of credit and debit cards at the point of sale. For example, JetPay Payment Services experiences increased purchase activity during the first and second quarters due to seasonal volumes of some merchants in JetPay Payment Services’ portfolio. Revenues during the first and second quarters tend to increase in comparison to the remaining two quarters of JetPay Payment Services’ fiscal year on a same store basis.

 

JetPay Strategic Partners’ expects increased revenues during the second and third quarters due to seasonal volumes of certain travel and entertainment industry related merchants within JetPay Strategic Partners’ portfolio.

 

JetPay Payroll Services’ revenues are recognized in the period services are rendered and earned. JetPay Payroll Services experiences increased revenues during the fourth and first quarters due to the processing of additional year-end tax filing requirements. Accordingly, revenues and earnings are greater in the fourth and first quarter in comparison to the remaining two quarters of JetPay Payroll Services’ fiscal year.

 

Effects of Inflation

 

JetPay Payroll Services’ and JetPay Payment Services’ monetary assets, consisting primarily of cash and receivables, are not significantly affected by inflation. Non-monetary assets, consisting primarily of property and equipment, are not affected by inflation. We believe that replacement costs of equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements will not materially affect our operations. However, the rate of inflation affects our expenses, such as those for employee compensation and other operating expenses, which may not be readily recoverable in the price of services offered by us. The rate of inflation can also affect our revenues by affecting our client’s payroll processing volumes and our merchant charge volume and corresponding changes to processing revenue. While these can be positive or negative, since a portion of JetPay Payment Services’ revenues are derived as a percentage of dollar volume processed, JetPay Payment Services’ revenues will generally rise when inflation rises. Additionally, JetPay Payroll Services’ revenues include the interest earned on the funds held for clients investment trust account balance.  Trust fund earnings can fluctuate based on the amount held in the trust account as well as fluctuations in interest rates.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risks.

 

We are a smaller reporting company; as a result, we are not required to report the information required by Item 305 of Regulation S-K.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of Chief Executive Officer, or CEO, and our Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, we completed an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based on that evaluation, the CEO and the CFO concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2015 to ensure that information relating to the Company that is required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to management, including the CEO and the CFO, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rule 13a-15(d) of the Exchange Act that occurred during our quarter ended September 30, 2015 that are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

See Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies to our consolidated financial statements in Part I, Item 1 of this report.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

There have been no material changes in our risk factors disclosed in Part I, Item 1A, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

On June 18, 2015, the Company issued 29,167 shares of common stock to Ralph Bianco, a former employee of the Company, as compensation for services rendered to the Company. We deemed the issuance of these securities to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act, relative to transactions by an issuer not involving a public offering, to the extent an exemption from such registration was required. There were no underwriters employed in connection with the transaction set forth in this Item 2.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

(a) Exhibits:

 

10.1 Letter Agreement dated August 6, 2015, by and between JetPay Corporation and Flexpoint Fund II, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 12, 2015).
31.1** Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2** Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1** Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2** Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS** XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.LAB** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
   
  ** 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.

 

  JetPay Corporation
     
  By: /s/ Bipin C. Shah
  Bipin C. Shah, Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
     
  By: /s/ Gregory M. Krzemien
  Gregory M. Krzemien, Chief Financial Officer
  and Chief Accounting Officer
  (Principal Financial Officer)

 

DATE:November 12, 2015
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No. Description
   
31.1** Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2** Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1** Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2** Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS** XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.LAB** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
   
  ** Filed herewith

 

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