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 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

Form 10-Q

 


 

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

   
 

For the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2012

   
 

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 000-30083

 

QUALSTAR CORPORATION

 

CALIFORNIA

95-3927330

(State of incorporation)

(I.R.S. Employer

 

Identification No.)

 

3990-B Heritage Oak Court, Simi Valley, CA 93063

(805) 583-7744

 

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 ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes ☑ No ☐ 

 

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

Large accelerated filer ☐ Accelerated filer ☐     Non-accelerated filer ☐   Smaller reporting company ☑

 

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

 

Total shares of common stock without par value outstanding at September 30, 2012 are 12,253,117.



 

 
 

 

 

QUALSTAR CORPORATION

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

INDEX

 

 

 

 

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 
 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 
 

Condensed Balance Sheets — September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012

1

 

Condensed Statements of Operations — Three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

2

 

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows — Three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

3

 

Condensed Statement of Changes in Shareholders' Equity — Three months ended September 30, 2012

4

 

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements

5

   

 

Item 2.

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

16

 

Item 3.

Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures About Market Risk

20

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

20

 
 

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 
 

Iten 1.

Legal Proceedings

21

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

21

Item 6.

Exhibits

21

 

Signatures

22

 

 
 

 

 

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

QUALSTAR CORPORATION

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

 

September 30,

2012

June 30,

2012

 

(Unaudited)

       

ASSETS

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 8,241   $ 7,381

Marketable securities, short-term

    7,709     7,135

Receivables, net of allowances of $54 at September 30, 2012, and $38 at June 30, 2012

    2,616     2,995

Inventories, net

    4,121     4,475

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    287     151

Total current assets

  $ 22,974   $ 22,137

Property and equipment, net

    293     268

Marketable securities, long-term

    3,649     6,369

Other assets

    52     50

Total assets

  $ 26,968   $ 28,824
                 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

               

Current liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 1,158   $ 2,039

Accrued payroll and related liabilities

    458     332

Other accrued liabilities

    2,198     1,374

Total current liabilities

  $ 3,814   $ 3,745
                 

Other long term liabilities

    26     26

Commitments and contingencies

               

Shareholders' equity:

               

Preferred stock, no par value; 5,000 shares authorized; no shares issued

       

Common stock, no par value; 50,000 shares authorized, 12,253 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012

    18,892     18,878

Accumulated other comprehensive income

    16     9

Retained earnings

    4,220     6,166

Total shareholders' equity

  $ 23,128   $ 25,053

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

  $ 26,968   $ 28,824
 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 
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QUALSTAR CORPORATION

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

Power supply revenue $ 1,544 $ 2,203
Storage revenue 1,909 2,421

Net revenues

  $ 3,453   $ 4,624

Cost of goods sold

    2,509     2,910

Gross profit

  $ 944   $ 1,714

Operating expenses:

               

Engineering

    666     648

Sales and marketing

    531     461

General and administrative

740 592

Restructuring expense

    882     -

Total operating expenses

  $ 2,819   $ 1,701

(Loss) income from operations

    (1,875 )     13

Other (expense) income

    (71 )     44

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (1,946 )     57

Provision for income taxes

    -     -

Net (loss) income

  $ (1,946 )   $ 57

(Loss) earnings per common share:

               

Basic and Diluted

  $ (0.16 )   $ 0.00

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic and Diluted

    12,253     12,253
 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 
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QUALSTAR CORPORATION

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

               

Net (loss) income

  $ (1,946 )   $ 57

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

               

Depreciation and amortization

    31     27

Provision for bad debts and returns, net

    15     10

Provision for inventory reserve and adjustments

    325     22

Stock based compensation

    14     1

Loss on sale of marketable securities

    22     17

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

    364     (1,026 )

Inventories

    29     (516 )

Prepaid expenses and other assets

    (138 )     (88 )

Accounts payable

    (881 )     451

Accrued payroll and related liabilities

    126     (104 )

Other accrued liabilities

    824     248

Net cash used in operating activities

  $ (1,215 )   $ (901 )

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

               

Purchases of equipment

    (56 )     -

Purchases of marketable securities

    (266 )     (4,042 )

Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities

    2,397     3,704

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

  $ 2,075   $ (338 )

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

               

Net cash used in financing activities

    -     -

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

  $ 860   $ (1,239 )

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

  $ 7,381   $ 4,970

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD

  $ 8,241   $ 3,731

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW DISCLOSURES:

               

Income taxes paid

  $ 7   $ 4
 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 
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QUALSTAR CORPORATION

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

(Unaudited) (In thousands)

 

 

Common Stock

Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Retained

       
 

Shares

Amount

Income

Earnings

Total

Balance at June 30, 2012

    12,253   $ 18,878   $ 9   $ 6,166   $ 25,053

Stock-based compensation

        14             14

Comprehensive loss:

                                       

Change in unrealized gains on investments

                    7             7

Net loss

                (1,946 )     (1,946 )

Comprehensive loss

                    (1,939 )

Balance at September 30, 2012

    12,253   $ 18,892   $ 16   $ 4,220   $ 23,128
 
 

See notes to condensed financial statements

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

In the opinion of management, the accompanying condensed financial statements, including balance sheets and related interim statements of operations, cash flows, and shareholders' equity, include all adjustments, consisting primarily of normal recurring items, which are necessary for their fair presentation in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses. Examples include estimates of loss contingencies, product life cycles and inventory obsolescence, bad debts, sales returns, share-based compensation forfeiture rates, the potential outcome of future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in our financial statements or tax returns, and determining when investment impairments are other-than-temporary. Actual results and outcomes may differ from management's estimates and assumptions.

 

Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year. The information included in this Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with information included in the Qualstar Corporation Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 21, 2012.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

We are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may significantly impact our future operating results. These risks and uncertainties are discussed under Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” included in this Form 10-Q. As our interim description of risks and uncertainties only includes any material changes to our annual description, we refer you to our risk factors previously disclosed in Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

 

Revenue Recognition

 

We recognize revenue when there is persuasive evidence that an arrangement exists, title and risk of loss have passed, delivery has occurred or the services have been rendered, the sales price is fixed or determinable and collection of the related receivable is reasonably assured. Title and risk of loss generally pass to our customers upon shipment. In limited circumstances where either title or risk of loss pass upon destination or acceptance or when collection is not reasonably assured, we defer revenue recognition until such events occur.

 

Revenue for established products that have previously satisfied a customer's acceptance requirements and provide for full payment tied to shipment is generally recognized upon shipment and passage of title. In limited cases where a prior history of customer acceptance cannot be demonstrated or sales where customer payment dates are not determinable or when collection is not reasonably assured, revenue is deferred until customer acceptance occurs or payment has been received. On the limited shipments where sales are not recognized, gross profit is generally recorded as deferred profit in our consolidated balance sheet representing the difference between the receivable recorded and the inventory shipped. The deferred revenue and deferred profit accounts are included in other accrued liabilities in the balance sheet. At September 30, 2012 we had deferred revenue of approximately $191,000 and deferred profit of approximately $4,000. At June 30, 2012 we had deferred revenue of approximately $156,000 and no deferred profit.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

 

 Marketable Securities

 

Marketable securities consist primarily of high-quality U.S. corporate securities and U.S. federal government debt securities. Our marketable securities portfolio consists of short-term securities with original maturities of greater than three months from the date of purchase and remaining maturities of less than one year and long-term securities with original maturities of greater than one year and less than five years. Marketable securities are classified as available for sale and are recorded at fair value using the specific identification method; unrealized gains and losses are reflected in other comprehensive income until realized; realized gains and losses are included in earnings when the underlying securities are sold and are derived using the specific identification method for determining the cost of securities sold. If the credit ratings of the security issuers deteriorate or if normal market conditions do not return in the near future, we may be required to reduce the value of our investments through an impairment charge and reflect them as long-term investments.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

We measure fair value on all financial assets and liabilities and nonfinancial assets and liabilities that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least quarterly). See “Note 5 – Fair Value Measurements.”


Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

We estimate our allowance for doubtful accounts based on an assessment of the collectability of specific accounts and the overall condition of accounts receivable. In evaluating the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts, we analyze specific trade receivables, historical bad debts, customer credits, customer credit-worthiness and changes in customers' payment terms and patterns. If the financial condition of our customers were to deteriorate, resulting in an impairment of their ability to make additional payments, then we may need to make additional allowances. Likewise, if we determine that we could realize more of our receivables in the future than previously estimated, we would adjust the allowance to increase income in the period we made this determination.

 

Inventory Valuation

 

We record inventories at the lower of cost or market value. We assess the value of our inventories periodically based upon numerous factors including expected product or material demand, current market conditions, technological obsolescence, current cost and net realizable value. If necessary, we write down our inventory for estimated obsolescence, potential shrinkage, or unmarketable inventory equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. If technology changes more rapidly than expected, or market conditions become less favorable than those projected by management, additional inventory write-downs may be required.

 

Warranty Obligations

 

We provide for the estimated cost of product warranties at the time revenue is recognized. We engage in extensive product quality programs and processes, including active monitoring and evaluation of product failure rates, material usage and estimation of service delivery costs incurred in correcting a product failure. However, should actual product failure rates, material usage, or service delivery costs differ from our estimates, revisions to the estimated warranty liability would be required. Historically our warranty costs have not been significant.


Legal and Other Contingencies


The outcomes of legal proceedings and claims brought against us are subject to significant uncertainty. An estimated loss from a loss contingency such as a legal proceeding or claim is accrued by a charge to income if it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. When legal costs are expected to be material that the entity expects to incur in defending itself in connection with a loss contingency accrual, the loss should factor in all costs and, if the legal costs are reasonably estimable, they should be accrued in accordance with ASC 450, regardless of whether a liability can be estimated for the contingency itself. Disclosure of a contingency is required if there is at least a reasonable possibility that a loss has been incurred. Changes in these factors could materially impact our financial statements.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

 

Share-Based Compensation

 

Share-based compensation is accounted for in accordance with ASC 718, “Compensation – Stock Compensation.” We use the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to determine fair value of the award at the date of grant and recognize compensation expense over the vesting period. The inputs we use for the model require the use of judgment, estimates and assumptions regarding the expected volatility of the stock, the expected term the average employee will hold the option prior to the date of exercise, expected future dividends, and the amount of share-based awards that are expected to be forfeited. Changes in these inputs and assumptions could occur and actual results could differ from these estimates, and our results of operations could be materially impacted.

 

Accounting for Income Taxes

 

We estimate our tax liability based on current tax laws in the statutory jurisdictions in which we operate in accordance with ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” These estimates include judgments about deferred tax assets and liabilities resulting from temporary differences between assets and liabilities recognized for financial reporting purposes and such amounts recognized for tax purposes, as well as about the realization of deferred tax assets. We may recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained upon examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition of income tax assets and liabilities, classification of current and deferred income tax assets and liabilities, accounting for interest and penalties associated with tax positions, and income tax disclosures.

 

We maintain a valuation allowance to reduce our deferred tax assets due to the uncertainty surrounding the timing of realizing the benefits of net deferred tax assets in future years. We have considered future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing the need for such a valuation allowance. In the event we were to determine that we would be able to realize all or part of our net deferred tax asset in the future, the valuation allowance would be decreased accordingly.

 

We may periodically undergo examinations by the federal and state regulatory authorities and the Internal Revenue Service. We may be assessed additional taxes and or penalties contingent on the outcome of these examinations. Our previous examinations have not resulted in any unfavorable or significant assessments.

 

Note 2 – Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recently adopted accounting guidance


On July 1, 2012 we adopted ASU 2011-08, guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) on testing goodwill for impairment. The new guidance provides an entity the option to first perform a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If an entity determines that this is the case, it is required to perform the currently prescribed two-step goodwill impairment test to identify potential goodwill impairment and measure the amount of goodwill impairment loss to be recognized for that reporting unit (if any). If an entity determines that the fair value of a reporting unit is greater than its carrying amount, the two-step goodwill impairment test is not required. Adoption of this new guidance did not impact our financial statements.


On July 1, 2012 we adopted ASU 2011-05, guidance issued by the FASB on presentation of comprehensive income. The new guidance eliminates the current option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. Instead, an entity will be required to present either a continuous statement of net income and other comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. The new guidance also required entities to present reclassification adjustments out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component in both the statement in which net income is presented and the statement in which other comprehensive income is presented. However, in December 2011, the FASB issued guidance which indefinitely defers the guidance related to the presentation of reclassification adjustments. Adoption of this new guidance did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)


Recent accounting guidance not yet adopted


In July 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-02, guidance on testing indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. The new guidance provides an entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform quantitative impairment test, simplifying the guidance for testing the decline in the realizable value (impairment) of indefinite-lived intangible assets other than goodwill. Examples of intangible assets subject to the guidance include indefinite-lived trademarks, licenses, and distribution rights. An organization electing to perform a qualitative assessment is no longer required to calculate the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset unless the organization determines, based on a qualitative assessment, that it is “more likely than not' that the asset is impaired. The new guidance will be effective for us beginning July 1, 2013, and will not impact our financial statements upon adoption.


In December 2011, the FASB issued guidance enhancing disclosure requirements about the nature of an entity's right to offset and related arrangements associated with its financial instruments and derivative instruments. The new guidance requires the disclosure of the gross amounts subject to rights of set-off, amounts offset in accordance with the accounting standards followed, and the related net exposure. The new guidance will be effective for us beginning July 1, 2013, and we will not materially impact our financial statements upon adoption.

 

              Note 3 – Concentration of Credit Risk, Other Concentration Risks and Significant Customers

 

We are exposed to interest rate risks. Our interest income is sensitive to changes in the general level of U.S. interest rates, particularly since the majority of our investments are in shorter duration fixed income securities. We have no outstanding debt nor do we utilize auction rate securities or derivative financial instruments in our investment portfolio.

 

Our financial results could be affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates or weak economic conditions in foreign markets. As all sales are currently made in U.S. dollars, a strengthening of the dollar could make our products less competitive in foreign markets. Sales outside of North America represented approximately 36.5% of net revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2012, and 39.6% of net revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2011.

   

Two customers accounted for 13.6% and 10.3% of the Company's revenue for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. The customers' accounts receivable balances, net of specific allowances, totaled approximately 16.1% and 12.1% of net accounts receivable as of September 30, 2012. One customer accounted for 10.8% of the Company's revenue for the three-month period ended September 30, 2011. The customer's accounts receivable balance, net of specific allowances, totaled approximately 9.5% of net accounts receivable as of September 30, 2011.

 

Note 4 – (Loss) Income per Share

 

Basic (loss) income per share has been computed by dividing net (loss) income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted (loss) income per share has been computed by dividing net (loss) income by the weighted average common shares outstanding plus dilutive securities or other contracts to issue common stock as if these securities were exercised or converted to common stock.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net (loss) income per share for the periods indicated:

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

In thousands (except per share amounts):

2012

2011

Net (loss) income (a)

  $ (1,946 )   $ 57

Weighted average outstanding shares of common stock (b)

    12,253     12,253

Dilutive potential common shares from employee stock options

       

Common stock and common stock equivalents (c)

    12,253     12,253

Loss (Income) per share:

               

Basic net (loss) earnings per share (a)/(b)

  $ (0.16 )   $ 0.00

Diluted net (loss) earnings per share (a)/(c)

  $ (0.16 )   $ 0.00
 

Note 5 – Fair Value Measurements

 

Fair value is the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value is estimated by applying the following hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value into three levels and bases the categorization within the hierarchy upon the lowest level of input that is available and significant to the fair value measurement:


Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2 – Observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in inactive markets, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.


Level 3 – Inputs that are generally unobservable and typically reflect management's estimate of assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

 

Note 6 – Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities

 


All highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase are classified as cash equivalents. The Company's marketable debt securities have been classified and accounted for as available-for-sale. Management determines the appropriate classification of its investments at the time of purchase and re-evaluates the available-for-sale designations as of each balance sheet date. The Company classifies its marketable debt securities as either short-term or long-term based on each instrument's underlying contractual maturity date. Marketable debt securities with maturities of 12 months or less are classified as short-term and marketable debt securities with maturities greater than 12 months are classified as long-term.


The following tables summarize the Company's available-for-sale securities' adjusted cost, gross unrealized gains, gross unrealized losses and fair value by significant investment category recorded as cash and cash equivalents or short-term or long-term marketable securities as of September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012 (in thousands):

 

 

September 30, 2012

 

Adjusted Cost

Unrealized Gains

Unrealized Losses

Fair Value

Cash & Cash Equivalents

Short-term Marketable Securities

Long-term Marketable Securities

Level 1:

                                                       

Cash

    309     -     -     309     309     -     -

Money Market Funds

    7,932     -     -     7,932     7,932     -     -

U.S. Treasury Securities

    2,518     -     -     2,518     -     2,008     510

Subtotal

  $ 10,759   $ -     -   $ 10,759   $ 8,241   $ 2,008   $ 510

Level 2:

                                                       

U.S. Agency Securities

    751             -     751     -     751     -

Corporate securities

    1,961     8     -     1,969     -     1,631     338

Municipal securities

    3,158     7     -     3,165     -     2,285     880

Asset backed securities

    1,126     2     -     1,128     -     986     142

Mortgage backed securities

    1,828     -     (1 )     1,827     -     48     1,779

Subtotal

  $ 8,824   $ 17     (1 )   $ 8,840   $ -   $ 5,701   $ 3,139

Total

  $ 19,583   $ 17     (1 )   $ 19,599   $ 8,241   $ 7,709   $ 3,649
 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

 

June 30, 2012

 

Adjusted Cost

Unrealized Gains

Unrealized Losses

Fair Value

Cash & Cash Equivalents

Short-term Marketable Securities

Long-term Marketable Securities

Level 1:

                                                       

Cash

    635     -     -     635     635     -     -

Money Market Funds

    6,746     -     -     6,746     6,746     -     -

U.S. Treasury Securities

    2,524     -     (1 )     2,523     -     1,508     1,015

Subtotal

  $ 9,905   $ -   $ (1 )   $ 9,904   $ 7,381   $ 1,508     1,015

Level 2:

                                    -                

U.S. Agency Securities

    753     1     -     754     -     754     -

Corporate securities

    2,593     5     (1 )     2,597     -     1,696     901

Municipal Securities

    3,471     6     -     3,477      -       1,752     1,725

Asset backed securities

    1,629     1     -     1,630     -     1,256     374

Mortgage backed securities

    2,525     -     (2 )     2,523     -     169     2,354

Subtotal

  $ 10,971   $ 13   $ (3 )   $ 10,981   $ -   $ 5,627   $ 5,354

Total

  $ 20,876   $ 13   $ (4 )   $ 20,885   $ 7,381   $ 7,135   $ 6,369
 

There were unrealized loss positions as of September 30, 2012. The following table shows the gross unrealized losses and fair value of the Company's investments with unrealized losses that are not deemed to be other-than-temporarily impaired, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position, at September 30, 2012 and at June 30, 2012 (in thousands):

 

 

Less Than 12 Months

12 Months or Greater

Total

September 30 , 2012

Fair

Value

Unrealized

Loss

Fair

Value

Unrealized

Loss

Fair

Value

Unrealized

Loss

                                                 

Mortgage backed securities

    48         1,779     (1 )     1,827     (1 )

Total

  $ 48   $   $ 1,779   $ (1 )   $ 1,827   $ (1 )


 

Less Than 12 Months

12 Months or Greater

Total

June 30, 2012

Fair

Value

Unrealized

Loss

Fair

Value

Unrealized

Loss

Fair

Value

Unrealized

Loss

 

(In thousands)

US Treasury obligations and direct obligations of U.S. Government agencies

    2,262         1,015     (1 )     3,277     (1 )

Corporate bonds

    1,696         901     (1 )     2,597     (1 )

Government Sponsored Enterprise collateralized mortgage obligations

    169     (1 )     2,354     (1 )     2,523     (2 )

Total

  $ 4,127   $ (1 )   $ 4,270   $ (3 )   $ 8,397   $ (4 )

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

Available-for-sale securities are recorded at market value. Unrealized holding gains and losses, net of the related income tax effect, on available-for-sale securities are excluded from earnings and are reported as a separate component of shareholders' equity until realized. Dividend and interest income are recognized when earned. Realized gains and losses for securities classified as available-for-sale are included in earnings when the underlying securities are sold and are derived using the specific identification method for determining the cost of securities sold. Loss on the sale of marketable securities for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 was $22,000 and $17,000, respectively. The gain in net unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities that has been included in the other comprehensive income of shareholders' equity during the three months ended September 30, 2012 was $7,000. The loss in net unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities that has been included in the other comprehensive income of shareholders' equity during the three months ended September 30, 2011 was $21,000.

 


Note 7 - Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out basis) or market. Inventories are comprised as follows (in thousands):

 

 

September 30, 2012

June 30, 2012

Raw materials

  $ 2,891   $ 3,961

Finished goods

    1,998     2,235

Subtotal

    4,889     6,196

Less: Inventory reserve

    (768 )     (1,721 )

Net inventory balance

  $ 4,121   $ 4,475

 


Note 8 – Commitments and Contingencies

 

Accrued Warranty

 

We provide for the estimated costs of hardware warranties at the time the related revenue is recognized. We estimate the costs based on historical and projected product failure rates, historical and projected repair costs, and knowledge of specific product failures (if any). The specific hardware warranty terms and conditions for tape libraries generally include parts and labor over a three-year period. The warranty for power supplies generally is three years. We regularly re-evaluate our estimates to assess the adequacy of the recorded warranty liabilities and adjust the amounts as necessary.

 

Activity in the liability for product warranty for the periods presented is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

Beginning balance

  $ 205   $ 198

Cost of warranty claims

    (13 )     (20 )

Accruals for product warranties

    11     20

Ending balance

  $ 203   $ 198

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

 

Note 9 – Comprehensive Loss and Income

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2012 comprehensive loss amounted to approximately $1,939,000. For the three months ended September 30, 2011 comprehensive income amounted to approximately $36,000. The difference between net loss and comprehensive loss relates to the changes in the unrealized losses or gains the Company recorded for its available-for-sale marketable securities.

 

Note 10 – Legal Proceedings

 

On June 28, 2012, Overland Storage, Inc. (“Overland”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Qualstar Corporation in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California, alleging that certain of our automated tape libraries infringe claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,328,766. Overland is seeking injunctive relief as well as the recovery of unspecified monetary damages. We do not believe we infringe the Overland patent and we intend to defend ourselves vigorously. Due to the inherent uncertainty of litigation, we cannot identify probable or estimable damages related to the lawsuit at this time.


We also are subject to a variety of other claims and legal proceedings that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of our business. Although management currently believes that resolving claims against us, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse impact on our financial statements, these matters are subject to inherent uncertainties and management's view of these matters may change in the future. We accrue loss contingencies in connection with our commitments and contingencies, including litigation, when it is probable that a loss has occurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. As of September 30, 2012, we had accrued aggregate current liabilities of $439,000 in probable fees and costs related to our contingent legal matters.


Note 11 – Income Taxes

 

We did not record a provision or benefit for income taxes for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. The Company has recorded a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets based on the Company's assessment regarding the realizability of these net deferred tax assets in future periods.

 

Note 12 – Segment Information

 

In its operation of the business, management reviews certain financial information, including segmented internal profit and loss statements prepared on a basis consistent with U.S. GAAP. Our two segments are Power Supplies and Storage. The two segments discussed in this analysis are presented in the way we internally managed and monitored performance for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. Allocations for internal resources were made for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. The power supplies segment tracks certain assets separately, and all others are recorded in the storage segment for internal reporting presentations. The types of products and services provided by each segment are summarized below:

 

Power Supplies — We design, develop, and sell small, open frame, high efficiency switching power supplies. These power supplies are used to convert AC line voltage to DC voltages, or DC Voltages to other DC voltages for use in a wide variety of electronic equipment such as telecommunications equipment, machine tools, routers, switches, wireless systems and gaming devices.

 

Storage — We design, develop, manufacture and sell automated magnetic tape libraries used to store, retrieve and manage electronic data primarily in network computing environments. Tape libraries consist of cartridge tape drives, tape cartridges and robotics to move the cartridges from their storage locations to the tape drives under software control. Our tape libraries provide data storage solutions for organizations requiring backup, recovery and archival storage of critical data.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS- (Continued)

 

 

Segment revenue, loss before taxes and total assets were as follows (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

Revenue

               

Power Supplies

  $ 1,544   $ 2,203

Storage:

               

Product

    1,223     1,709

Service

    686     712

Total storage

  $ 1,909   $ 2,421

Total revenue

  $ 3,453   $ 4,624
 

  

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

(Loss) Income before Taxes

               

Power Supplies

  $ (298 )   $ 193

Storage

    (1,648 )     (136 )

Total (loss) income before Taxes

  $ (1,946 )   $ 57
 

 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

2012

June 30,

2012

Total Assets

               

Cash and Marketable Securities:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 8,241   $ 7,381

Marketable securities

    11,358     13,504

Total Cash and Marketable Securities

  $ 19,599   $ 20,885

Power supplies and Storage:

               

Power Supplies

    947     2,142

Storage

    6,422     5,797

Power supplies and Storage

  $ 7,369   $ 7,939

Total assets

  $ 26,968   $ 28,824
 

 

 
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Note 13 – Restructuring Expenses

 

Restructuring Charges

 

In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company evaluated production capacity, revenue and facility size, and determined that a reduction in facility size and personnel to fit the production capacity was needed in the storage segment. This resulted in a reduction in total square footage from 56,938 square feet to approximately 38,000 square feet, or 33%, and a one-time facility restructuring charge of approximately $754,000 applied to the remaining contractual lease payments from October 2012 through December 2015 on the vacated portion of the facility in addition to contractor and moving expenses. One-time severance costs of approximately $128,000 were incurred and paid in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 within the storage segment and related to reductions in manufacturing, general and administrative and engineering.

 

Our restructuring actions are strategic management decisions to consolidate operations supporting our business, and until we achieve consistent and sustainable levels of profitability, we may incur restructuring charges in the future from additional cost reduction efforts. Additional charges occurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, as reported in Note 14 – Subsequent Events.

 

 

Beginning Balance

Expensed

Paid

September 30, 2012

Ending balance

Lease abandonment obligation

  $ -   $ 690   $ -   $ 690

Termination costs

    -     128     (128 )     -

Facility - other

    -     64     (64 )     -

Total Restructuring Expenses

  $ -   $ 882   $ (192 )   $ 690

 

 

Note 14 – Subsequent Events

 

On November 1, 2012, the Board of Directors approved the outsourcing of our storage manufacturing to a U.S. based provider. The manufacturing operations of Qualstar will eventually cease upon completion of the full outsourcing of our storage models over the next several quarters. Termination of 24% of our labor force was announced November 7, 2012 and we will incur related severance costs of approximately $266,000, which will be paid in the upcoming quarters in fiscal 2013.

 

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

 

Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q concerning the future business, operating results and financial condition of Qualstar including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives and operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements inherently are subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which we cannot predict or quantify. Our actual results may differ materially from the results projected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 in “ITEM 1 Business,” “Item 1A Risk Factors,” and in “ITEM 7 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” You generally can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” or “continues,” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of events or circumstances in the future.

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

Qualstar Corporation (“Qualstar”) is organized into two Strategic Business Units (“SBUs”), Storage and Power Supplies. The SBUs focus on both the products and services we provide and the customers and end markets that we serve. We are focused on improving our operational and financial performance. Our top objectives are to gain additional market share, execute our operational strategy, return to profitability, generate positive cash flows and maximize our working capital by reducing our inventory.

 

Qualstar focuses its efforts on designing, developing, manufacturing and selling high efficiency AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies and storage products. Power supply products include ultra-small high efficiency open frame switching power supplies and provide power solutions to original equipment manufacturers to incorporate into computer based products for telephony, industrial, gaming, test equipment and other applications. Storage products include automated magnetic tape libraries used to store, retrieve and manage electronic data primarily in the network computing environment and provide solutions for organizations requiring backup, recovery and archival storage of critical electronic information.

 

We will continue to strategically invest in sales and marketing, engineering and service as we believe these are key drivers of our business. 

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

 

We describe our significant accounting policies in Note 1, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” of the notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table reflects, as a percentage of net revenues, statements of operations data for the periods indicated:

 
 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

Power supply revenues 44.7 % 47.6 %
Storage revenues 55.3 52.4

Net revenues

    100.0     100.0

Cost of goods sold

    72.7     62.9

Gross profit

    27.3     37.1

Operating expenses:

               

Engineering

19.3

    14.0

Sales and marketing

    15.4     10.0

General and administrative

    21.4     12.8

Restructuring expenses

    25.5     0.0

Total operating expenses

    81.6     36.8

(Loss) income from operations

    (54.3 )     0.3

Other (expense) income

    (2.1 )     1.0

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (56.4 )     1.3

Provision for income taxes

    0.0     0.0

Net (loss) Income

    (56.4 )%     1.3 %
 

We have two operating segments for financial reporting purposes: power supplies and storage, as discussed in Note 12 of the Notes to Financial Statements in Item 1 of this report. The following table summarizes our revenue by operating segment:

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2012

2011

                 

Power Supply revenues

    44.7 %     47.6 %

Storage revenues:

               
Product      35.4        4.7  

Service

19.9

    8.1

Total Storage revenues

    55.3     52.4
      100.0 %     100.0 %
 

 

 
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Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2011

 

Net Revenue. Net revenues decreased to $3.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $4.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, a decrease of $1.2 million, or 25.3%.

 

Segment Revenue

 

Power Supplies – Net revenues from power supplies decreased to $1.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $2.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, a decrease of $0.7 million, or 29.9%. The decrease in revenues is attributed to decreased demand by original equipment manufacturers and distributors due to short term inventory tightening in two of our stronger markets, servers and telecom

 

Storage – Net storage revenues decreased to $1.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $2.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, a decrease of $0.5 million, or 21.1%. This decrease in revenues was due to lower sales of TLS and XLS tape libraries, media and service, partially offset by a 15% increase in sales of RLS tape libraries with the addition of the expandability and encryption features.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit represents the difference between our net revenues and cost of goods sold. Cost of goods sold consists primarily of purchased parts, direct and indirect labor costs, rent, technical support costs, depreciation, utilities, and packaging costs. Gross profit decreased to $0.9 million, or 27.3% of net revenues, for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $1.7 million, or 37.1% of net revenues, for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The decrease in gross profit percentage is attributed to a change in product mix, an increase in inventory reserves and lower absorption of labor and overhead.

 

Engineering. Engineering expenses consist of engineering salaries, benefits, outside consultant fees, and purchased parts and supplies used in development activities. Engineering increased by $18,000 to $666,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $648,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

 

Sales and Marketing. Sales and marketing expenses consist primarily of employee salaries and benefits, sales commissions, trade show costs, advertising and travel related expenses. Sales and marketing expenses increased to $531,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $461,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The increase of $70,000, or 15.2%, is primarily attributed to an increase in compensation due to additional sales personnel and advertising and promotion expenses.

 

General and Administrative. General and administrative expenses include employee salaries and benefits and professional service fees. General and administrative expenses increased to $740,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $592,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The increase of $148,000, or 25.0%, is primarily attributed to an increase in compensation and investor relations expenses.

 

Restructuring Expense. In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company evaluated production capacity, revenue and facility size, and determined that a reduction in facility size and personnel to fit the production capacity was needed in the storage segment. This resulted in a reduction in total square footage from 56,938 square feet to approximately 38,000 square feet, or 33%, and a one-time facility restructuring charge of approximately $754,000 applied to the remaining contractual lease payments from October 2012 through December 2015 on the vacated portion of the facility in addition to contractor and moving expenses. One-time severance costs of approximately $128,000 were incurred and paid in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 within the storage segment and related to reductions in manufacturing, general and administrative and engineering. We had no restructuring expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

 

Other Expenses and Income. Other expenses and income included $94,000 related to the settlement of litigation and investment income of $24,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012, compared to investment income of $44,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011.


Provision for Income Taxes. We did not record a provision or benefit for income taxes for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011.

 

 
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $1.2 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012, primarily attributed to the net loss for the period, a decrease in accounts payable, and an increase in prepaids and other assets, partially offset by an increase in other accrued liabilities and accrued payroll and related liabilities and a decrease in receivables. Net cash used in operating activities was $0.9 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011, primarily attributed to an increase in inventories and accounts receivable, partially offset by an increase in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities.

 

Cash provided by investing activities was $2.1 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012, primarily attributed to the sale of marketable securities, partially offset by the purchase of marketable securities and equipment. Cash used in investing activities was $0.3 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011, attributed to the purchases of marketable securities, partially offset by the sale of marketable securities.

 

Cash was not used in financing activities during the three months ended September 30, 2012 or 2011.

 

As of September 30, 2012, we had $8.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and $11.4 million in marketable securities. We believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents and cash flows from our operating activities, plus funds available from the sale of our marketable securities, will be sufficient to fund our working capital and capital expenditure needs for at least the next 12 months. We may utilize cash to invest in businesses, products or technologies that we believe are strategic. We periodically evaluate other companies and technologies for possible investment by us. In addition, we have made and may in the future make investments in companies with whom we have identified potential synergies. However, we have no present commitments or agreements with respect to any material acquisition of other businesses or technologies.

 

 
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ITEM 3. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

We develop products in the United States and sell them worldwide. As a result, our financial results could be affected by factors such as changes in foreign currency exchange rates or weak economic conditions in foreign markets. As all sales are currently made in U.S. dollars, a strengthening of the U.S. dollar could make our products less competitive in foreign markets. Our interest income is sensitive to changes in the general level of U.S. interest rates, particularly since the majority of our investments are in short-term instruments. We have no outstanding debt nor do we utilize derivative financial instruments. Therefore, no quantitative tabular disclosures are required.

 

 

ITEM 4.   CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

We carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of Qualstar's disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2012 pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission's rules and forms, and to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

We did not make any changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2012 of Qualstar's fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

 
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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. Legal Proceedings

 

        On June 28, 2012, Overland Storage, Inc. (“Overland”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Qualstar Corporation in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California, alleging that certain of our automated tape libraries infringe claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,328,766. Overland is seeking injunctive relief as well as the recovery of unspecified monetary damages. We do not believe we infringe the Overland patent and we intend to defend ourselves vigorously. Due to the inherent uncertainty of litigation, we cannot identify probable or estimable damages related to the lawsuit at this time.


 

ITEM 1A. Risk Factors

 

          There have been no significant changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

 

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit

No.

Exhibit Index

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 Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer 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.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 
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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.

 

 

 

QUALSTAR CORPORATION

 
       
Dated: November 13, 2012  By: /s/LAWRENCE D. FIRESTONE  
    Lawrence D. Firestone  
    Chief Executive Officer and President  
    (Principal Executive Officer)  

 

 

 

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