10-K 1 form10k.htm MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC 10-K 3-31-2015

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 10-K

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

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015

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Commission File No. 001-33861

MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York
 
11-2153962
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
2929 California Street, Torrance, California
 
90503
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
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As of September 30, 2014, which was the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed fiscal second quarter, the aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $477,070,672 based on the closing sale price as reported on the NASDAQ Global Market.

There were 17,974,598 shares of common stock outstanding as of June 8, 2015.
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I
 
Item 1. Business
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Item 1A. Risk Factors
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Item 2. Properties
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PART II
 
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PART III
 
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PART IV
 
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MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.

GLOSSARY

The following terms are frequently used in the text of this report and have the meanings indicated below.

“Used Core” — An automobile part which has been used in the operation of a vehicle. Generally, the Used Core is an original equipment (“OE”) automobile part installed by the vehicle manufacturer and subsequently removed for replacement. Used Cores contain salvageable parts which are an important raw material in the remanufacturing process. We obtain most Used Cores by providing credits to our customers for Used Cores returned to us under our core exchange program. Our customers receive these Used Cores from consumers who deliver a Used Core to obtain credit from our customers upon the purchase of a newly remanufactured automobile part. When sufficient Used Cores cannot be obtained from our customers, we will purchase Used Cores from core brokers, who are in the business of buying and selling Used Cores. The Used Cores purchased from core brokers or returned to us by our customers under the core exchange program, and which have been physically received by us, are part of our raw material or work in process inventory included in long-term core inventory.

“Remanufactured Core” — The Used Core underlying an automobile part that has gone through the remanufacturing process and through that process has become part of a newly remanufactured automobile part. The remanufacturing process takes a Used Core, breaks it down into its component parts, replaces those components that cannot be reused and reassembles the salvageable components of the Used Core and additional new components into a remanufactured automobile part. Remanufactured Cores are included in our on-hand finished goods inventory and in the remanufactured finished good product held for sale at customer locations. Used Cores returned by consumers to our customers but not yet returned to us continue to be classified as Remanufactured Cores until we physically receive these Used Cores. All Remanufactured Cores are included in our long-term core inventory or in our long-term core inventory deposit.
 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.

Unless the context otherwise requires, all references in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to “the Company,” “we,” “us,” “MPA,” and “our” refer to Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and its subsidiaries. This Form 10-K may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in any forward-looking statements. Discussions containing such forward-looking statements may be found in the material set forth under Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” as well as within this Form 10-K generally.

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Our SEC filings are available free of charge to the public over the Internet at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Our SEC filings are also available free of charge on our website www.motorcarparts.com. You may also read and copy any document we file with the SEC at its Public Reference Room at 100 F. Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at (800) SEC-0330 for further information on the operation of the Public Reference Room.
 
PART I
 
Item 1.
Business

General

We are a leading manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of aftermarket automotive parts for import and domestic cars, light trucks, heavy duty, agricultural and industrial applications. We sell our products predominantly in North America to the largest auto parts retail and traditional warehouse chains and to major automobile manufacturers for both their aftermarket programs and their warranty replacement programs (“OES”).

The current population of vehicles in the U.S. is approximately 251 million and the average age of these vehicles is approximately 11.5 years. While the aged vehicle population is favorable today, miles driven continues to fluctuate primarily based on fuel prices. We believe demand and replacement rates for aftermarket automotive parts generally increase with the age of vehicles and increases in miles driven.

The aftermarket for automobile parts is divided into two markets. The first market is the do-it-yourself (“DIY”) market, which is generally serviced by the large retail chain outlets. Consumers who purchase parts from the DIY channel generally install parts into their vehicles themselves. In most cases, this is a less expensive alternative than having the repair performed by a professional installer. The second market is the professional installer market, commonly known as the do-it-for-me (“DIFM”) market. This market is serviced by the traditional warehouse distributors, the dealer networks, and the commercial divisions of retail chains. Generally, the consumer in this channel is a professional parts installer. Our products are distributed to both the DIY and DIFM markets.

Pursuant to the guidance provided under the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) for segment reporting, we have determined that our operating segments meet the criteria for aggregation and accordingly we have one reportable segment for purposes of recording and reporting our financial results.

Growth Strategies

We are focused on growing our share in all channels within the aftermarket including, DIY, DIFM and OES. All channels of the aftermarket are growing, in particular the DIFM market. We are well positioned for growth in all channels, in particular the DIFM market in three ways: (i) our auto parts retail customers are expanding their efforts to target the DIFM market, (ii) we sell our products under private label and our own brand names directly to suppliers that focus on professional installers, and (iii) we sell our products to original equipment manufacturers for distribution to the professional installer both for warranty replacement and their general aftermarket channels. We have been successful in growing sales to all channels of the aftermarket.

Our goal is to take advantage of multiple growth strategies. To accomplish this, key elements of our strategy include:
 
· Grow our product lines both with existing and potential new customers.  We have been awarded a significant amount of new business for all our product lines. In particular our rotating electrical products had the most significant new business gains, which we began shipping in January 2015. In addition, we were awarded further new business in all product lines, which we expect to begin shipping in the next fiscal year.
 
· Introduction of new product lines.  We launched a new brake master cylinder products in late July 2014. We continue to strive to expand our business by exploring new product lines.
 
· The strategic acquisition of other companies or businesses.  We intend to continue making strategic acquisitions to grow our business. We completed the acquisition of a small privately held remanufacturer of alternators and starters in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.
 
· Creating value for our customers. A core part of our strategy is ensuring that we add meaningful value for our customers.  We consistently support and pilot our customers’ supply management initiatives in addition to providing demand analytics, inventory planning, market share, and planogram information to our customers.
 
Products

Our products include (i) rotating electrical products such as alternators and starters, (ii) wheel hub assemblies and bearings, and (iii) new brake master cylinders.

Our products meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer specifications. Remanufacturing generally creates a supply of parts at a lower cost to the end user than newly manufactured parts and makes available automotive parts which are no longer manufactured. Our remanufactured parts are generally sold at competitively lower prices than most new replacement parts. We believe most of our automotive parts are non-elective replacement parts in all makes and models of vehicles because they are required for a vehicle to operate.

We recycle nearly all materials in keeping with our focus of positively impacting the environment. Nearly all parts, including metal from the Used Cores and corrugated packaging, are recycled.

The increasing complexity of cars and light trucks and the number of different makes and models of these vehicles have resulted in a significant increase in the number of different automotive parts required to service vehicles. We carry over 10,000 stock keeping units (“SKUs”) for automotive parts that are sold under our customers’ widely recognized private label brand names and our Quality-Built®, Xtreme®, Reliance™ and other brand names.

Customers: Customer Concentration

We sell our products to the largest retail automotive chain stores including Advance, AutoZone, Genuine Parts (NAPA), O’Reilly, and Pep Boys, with an aggregate of approximately 17,000 retail outlets as well as a diverse group of automotive warehouse distributors and OES customers.

While we continually seek to diversify our customer base, we currently derive, and have historically derived, a substantial portion of our sales from a small number of large customers. During fiscal 2015, 2014 and 2013, sales to our four largest customers in the aggregate represented 89%, 87% and 82%, respectively, of our net sales, and sales to our largest customer, AutoZone, represented 56%, 53% and 41%, respectively, of our net sales. Any meaningful reduction in the level of sales to any of these customers, deterioration of the financial condition of any of these customers or the loss of any of these customers could have a materially adverse impact on our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

Customer Arrangements; Impact on Working Capital

We have or are renegotiating long-term agreements with many of our major customers. Under these agreements, which in most cases have initial terms of at least four years, we are designated as the exclusive or primary supplier for specified categories of our products. Because of the very competitive nature of the market and the limited number of customers for these products, our customers have sought and obtained price concessions, significant marketing allowances and more favorable delivery and payment terms in consideration for our designation as a customer’s exclusive or primary supplier. These incentives differ from contract to contract and can include (i) the issuance of a specified amount of credits against receivables in accordance with a schedule set forth in the relevant contract, (ii) support for a particular customer’s research or marketing efforts provided on a scheduled basis, (iii) discounts granted in connection with each individual shipment of product, and (iv) other marketing, research, store expansion or product development support. These contracts typically require that we meet ongoing standards related to fulfillment, price, and quality. Our contracts with major customers expire at various dates through March 2019.

While these longer-term agreements strengthen our customer relationships, the increased demand for our products often requires that we increase our inventories and personnel. Customer demands that we purchase their Remanufactured Core inventory also require the use of our available working capital. The marketing and other allowances we typically grant our customers in connection with our new or expanded customer relationships adversely impact the near-term revenues, profitability and associated cash flows from these arrangements. However, we believe the investment we make in these new or expanded customer relationships will improve our overall liquidity and cash flow from operations over time.
 
Competition

The market for aftermarket automotive parts is highly competitive. We compete with several large and medium sized remanufacturers, including BBB Industries and Remy International, and a large number of smaller regional and specialty remanufacturers. We also compete with overseas manufacturers, particularly those located in China, who are increasing their operations and could become a significant competitive force in the future.

We believe that the reputations for quality and customer service that a supplier provides are significant factors in our customers’ purchase decisions. We believe that our ability to provide quality replacement automotive products, rapid and reliable delivery capabilities as well as promotional support distinguishes us from many of our competitors and provides a competitive advantage. In addition, we believe favorable pricing, our core exchange program, and extended payment terms are also very important competitive factors in customers’ purchase decisions.

We seek to protect our proprietary processes and other information by relying on trade secret laws and non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements with certain of our employees and other persons who have access to that information.

Operations

Production Process. Our remanufacturing process begins with the receipt of Used Cores from our customers or core brokers. The Used Cores are evaluated for inventory control purposes and then sorted by part number. Each Used Core is completely disassembled into its fundamental components. The components are cleaned in a process that employs customized equipment and cleaning materials in accordance with the required specifications of the particular component. All components known to be subject to major wear and those components determined not to be reusable or repairable are replaced by new components. Non-salvageable components of the Used Core are sold as scrap.

After the cleaning process is complete, the salvageable components of the Used Core are inspected and tested as prescribed by our ISO TS 16949 approved quality control program, which is implemented throughout the production process. ISO TS 16949 is an internationally recognized, world class, automotive quality system. Upon passage of all tests, which are monitored by designated quality control personnel, all the component parts are assembled in a work cell into a finished product. Inspection and testing are conducted at multiple stages of the remanufacturing process, and each finished product is inspected and tested on equipment designed to simulate performance under operating conditions. Finished products are either stored in our warehouse facility or packaged for immediate shipment. To maximize remanufacturing efficiency, we store component parts ready for assembly in our production facilities.

Our remanufacturing processes combine product families with similar configurations into dedicated factory work cells. This remanufacturing process, known as “lean manufacturing,” replaced the more traditional assembly line approach we had previously utilized and eliminated a large number of inventory moves and the need to track inventory movement through the remanufacturing process. This lean manufacturing process has been fully implemented at all of our production facilities. This lean manufacturing approach enables us to significantly reduce the time it takes to produce a finished product. We continue to explore opportunities for improving efficiencies in our remanufacturing process.

Offshore Remanufacturing. The majority of our remanufacturing operations are now conducted at our facilities in Mexico and Malaysia. We continue to maintain production of certain remanufactured units that require specialized service and/or rapid turnaround in our U.S. facilities. In addition, we operate a shipping and receiving warehouse and testing facility in Singapore and China for our products.
 
Used Cores. The majority of our Used Cores are obtained from customers using our core exchange program. The core exchange program consists of the following steps:
 
Our customers purchase from us a remanufactured unit to be sold to their consumer.
 
Our customers offer their consumers a credit to exchange their used unit (Used Core) at the time the consumer purchases a remanufactured unit.

We, in turn, offer our customers a credit to send us these Used Cores. The credit reduces our accounts receivable.

Our customers are not obligated to send us all the Used Cores exchanged by their consumers. We have historically purchased Used Cores in the open market from core brokers who specialize in buying and selling Used Cores to supplement the supply of Used Cores sent to us by our customers. Although the open market is not a primary source of Used Cores, it is a critical source for meeting our raw material demands. Remanufacturing consumes, on average, more than one Used Core for each remanufactured unit produced since not all Used Cores are reusable. The yield rates depend upon both the product and customer specifications.

The price of a finished rotating electrical product sold to our customers is generally comprised of an amount for remanufacturing (“unit value”) and an amount separately invoiced for the Remanufactured Core included in the product (“Remanufactured Core charge”). The Remanufactured Core charge is equal to the credit we offer to induce the customer to use our core exchange program and send back the Used Cores to us. The ability to obtain Used Cores, materials and components of the types and quantities we need is essential to our ability to meet demand.

Purchased Finished Goods. In addition to our remanufactured goods, we also purchase certain of our finished goods from various suppliers, including several located in Asia.  We perform supplier qualification, product inspection and testing according to our ISO TS 16949 certified quality system to assure product quality levels.  We also perform periodic site audits of our suppliers’ manufacturing facilities.  Finished products purchased are either stored in our warehouse facility or packaged for immediate shipment.  We currently use our existing Torrance, California facility to store and distribute wheel hub assemblies and bearings and new brake master cylinders.

Return Rights. Under our customer agreements and general industry practice, our customers are allowed stock adjustments when their inventory of certain product lines exceeds the inventory necessary to support sales to end-user consumers (stock adjustment returns). Customers have various contractual rights for stock adjustment returns which are typically less than 5% of units sold. In some instances, we allow a higher level of returns in connection with a significant update order. In addition, we allow customers to return goods to us that their end-user consumers have returned to them. We allow this general right of return regardless of whether the returned item is defective. We seek to limit the aggregate of stock adjustment and other customer returns, including general right of return, to less than 20% of unit sales. Stock adjustment returns do not occur at any specific time during the year.

As is standard in the industry, we only accept returns from on-going customers. If a customer ceases doing business with us, we have no further obligation to accept additional product returns from that customer. Similarly, we accept product returns and grant appropriate credits from new customers from the time the new customer relationship is established. This obligation to accept returns from new customers does not result in decreased liquidity or increased expenses since we only accept one returned product for each unit sold to the new customer. In each case, the return must be received by us in the original box of the unit sold.

Sales, Marketing and Distribution. We have one of the widest varieties of the type of products we sell available to the market, and we market and distribute our products throughout North America. Our products for the automotive retail chain market are primarily sold under our customers’ widely recognized private labels. We have expanded our sales efforts beyond automotive retail chains to include warehouse distribution centers serving professional installers. We ship our products from our facilities and fee warehouses located in North America.
 
We publish, for print and electronic distribution, a catalog with part numbers and applications for our products along with a detailed technical glossary and informational database. We believe that we maintain one of the most extensive catalog and product identification systems available to the market.

Employees

We had 2,362 employees and 2,270 employees at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, in our operations. Of these employees at March 31, 2015, 286 were located in the U.S., 8 in Canada, 1,806 in Mexico, and 262 in our Asian facilities. We had 237 administrative employees, of which 29 were engaged in sales. A union represents 1,711 employees at our Mexico facility. All other employees are non-union. We consider our relations with our employees to be satisfactory.

Governmental Regulation

Our operations are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations governing, among other things, emissions to air, discharge to waters, and the generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste and other materials. We believe that our businesses, operations and facilities have been and are being operated in compliance in all material respects with applicable environmental and health and safety laws and regulations, many of which provide for substantial fines and criminal sanctions for violations. Potentially significant expenditures, however, could be required in order to comply with evolving environmental and health and safety laws, regulations or requirements that may be adopted or imposed in the future.
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors

While we believe the risk factors described below are all the material risks currently facing our business, additional risks we are not presently aware of or that we currently believe are immaterial may also impair our business operations. Our financial condition or results of operations could be materially and adversely impacted by these risks, and the trading price of our common stock could be adversely impacted by any of these risks. In assessing these risks, you should also refer to the other information included in or incorporated by reference into this Form 10-K, including our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto appearing elsewhere or incorporated by reference in this Form 10-K.

We rely on a few large customers for a majority of our business, and the loss of any of these customers, significant changes in the prices, marketing allowances or other important terms provided to any of these customers or adverse developments with respect to the financial condition of these customers could reduce our net income and operating results.

Our net sales are concentrated among a small number of large customers. During fiscal 2015, sales to our four largest customers in the aggregate represented 89% of our net sales, and sales to our largest customer represented 56% of our net sales. We are under ongoing pressure from our major customers to offer lower prices, extended payment terms, increased marketing allowances and other terms more favorable to these customers because our sales to these customers are concentrated, and the market in which we operate is very competitive. These customer demands have put continued pressure on our operating margins and profitability, resulted in periodic contract renegotiation to provide more favorable prices and terms to these customers and significantly increased our working capital needs. In addition, this customer concentration leaves us vulnerable to any adverse change in the financial condition of these customers. The loss of or a significant decline in sales to any of these customers could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

There have been and may be additional claims filed against us in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings involving the Fenco Entities.

There have been and may be additional claims filed against us by the trustee and some or all of the creditors in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings involving the Fenco Entities.

In February 2015, M&T Bank filed a complaint in the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles, against us and some of our executives alleging negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contractual relationship, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, conversion, declaratory judgment/alter ego, breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and other relief.

In addition, the trustee has notified us and our insurance companies that the trustee may have claims for wrongful acts, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, aiding and abetting, negligence and conversion, but has not filed any litigation at this time.

We are also a defendant in the following cases: one in Ontario Superior Court and another in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In each case the plaintiffs’ claim that we are liable for amounts due from the Fenco Entities to their employees under applicable U.S. and Canadian law. We are in negotiations with respect to these cases, although there can be no assurance whether the cases will settle and, if they settle, on what terms. In this connection, we have established a reserve of $1,000,000, which has been incorporated into the financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

Any litigation to determine the validity of these claims, regardless of its merit or resolution, may be costly and time consuming and divert the efforts and attention of our management from its business strategy. Any adverse judgment or settlement by us of these claims could also result in significant additional expense.
 
Our offshore remanufacturing and logistic activities expose us to increased political and economic risks and place a greater burden on management to achieve quality standards.

Our overseas operations, especially our operations in Mexico, increase our exposure to political, criminal or economic instability in the host countries and to currency fluctuations. Risks are inherent in international operations, including:

· exchange controls and currency restrictions;
· currency fluctuations and devaluations;
· changes in local economic conditions;
· repatriation restrictions (including the imposition or increase of withholding and other taxes on remittances and other payments by foreign subsidiaries);
· global sovereign uncertainty and hyperinflation in certain foreign countries;
· laws and regulations relating to export and import restrictions;
· exposure to government actions; and
· exposure to local political or social unrest including resultant acts of war, terrorism or similar events.

These and other factors may have a material adverse effect on our offshore activities and on our business, results of operations and financial condition. Our overall success as a business depends, in part, upon our ability to manage our foreign operations. We may not continue to succeed in developing and implementing policies and strategies that are effective in each location where we do business, and failure to do so could materially and adversely impact our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Interruptions or delays in obtaining component parts could impair our business and adversely affect our operating results.

In our remanufacturing processes, we obtain Used Cores, primarily through the core exchange program with our customers, and component parts from third-party manufacturers. We generally purchase approximately 15-20% of our Used Cores from core brokers. Historically, the Used Core returned from customers together with purchases from core brokers have provided us with an adequate supply of Used Cores. If there was a significant disruption in the supply of Used Cores, whether as a result of increased Used Core acquisitions by existing or new competitors or otherwise, our operating activities could be materially and adversely impacted. In addition, a number of the other components used in the remanufacturing process are available from a very limited number of suppliers. We are, as a result, vulnerable to any disruption in component supply, and any meaningful disruption in this supply would materially and adversely impact our operating results.

Increases in the market prices of key component raw materials could increase the cost of our products and negatively impact our profitability.

In light of the continuous pressure on pricing which we have experienced from our large customers, we may not be able to recoup the higher costs of our products due to changes in the prices of raw materials, particularly aluminum and copper. If we are unable to recover a substantial portion of our raw materials from Used Cores returned to us by our customers through the core exchange program, the prices of Used Cores that we purchase may reflect the impact of changes in the cost of raw materials. However, we are unable to determine what adverse impact, if any, sustained raw material price increases may have on our product costs or profitability.

Substantial and potentially increasing competition could reduce our market share and significantly harm our financial performance.

While we believe we are well-positioned in the automotive aftermarket, this market is very competitive. In addition, other overseas manufacturers, particularly those located in China, are increasing their operations and could become a significant competitive force in the future. We may not be successful competing against other companies, some of which are larger than us and have greater financial and other resources at their disposal. Increased competition could put additional pressure on us to reduce prices or take other actions which may have an adverse effect on our operating results.
 
Our financial results are affected by automotive parts failure rates that are outside of our control.

Our operating results are affected over the long term by automotive parts failure rates. These failure rates are impacted by a number of factors outside of our control, including, the age of cars, product designs that have resulted in greater reliability, the number of miles driven by consumers, and the average age of vehicles on the road. A reduction in the failure rates of automotive parts would adversely affect our sales and profitability.

Our operating results may continue to fluctuate significantly.

We have experienced significant variations in our annual and quarterly results of operations. These fluctuations have resulted from many factors, including shifts in the demand and pricing for our products, general economic conditions, including changes in prevailing interest rates, and the introduction of new products. Our gross profit percentage fluctuates due to numerous factors, some of which are outside of our control. These factors include the timing and level of marketing allowances provided to our customers, actual sales during the relevant period, pricing strategies, the mix of products sold during a reporting period, and general market and competitive conditions. We also incur allowances, accruals, charges and other expenses that differ from period to period based on changes in our business, which causes our operating income and net income to fluctuate.

Our lenders may not waive future defaults under our credit agreements.

Over the past several years, we have violated a number of the financial and other covenants contained in our credit agreements with a syndicate of lenders, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent. Our most recent waiver was in June 2013. If we fail to meet the financial covenants or the other obligations set forth in our credit agreements in the future, there is no assurance that our lenders will waive any such defaults. If obtained, any such waiver may impose significant costs or covenants on us.

Our level of indebtedness and the terms of our indebtedness could adversely affect our business and liquidity position.

As of March 31, 2015, we had $80,101,000 of net debt under our credit agreement and cash on hand of $61,230,000. Our indebtedness may increase substantially from time to time for various reasons, including fluctuations in operating results, marketing allowances provided to customers, Remanufactured Core inventory purchases from our customers, capital expenditures and possible acquisitions. Our indebtedness could materially affect our business because (i) a portion of our cash flow must be used to service debt rather than finance our operations, (ii) it may eventually impair our ability to obtain financing in the future, and (iii) it may reduce our flexibility to respond to changes in business and economic conditions or take advantage of business opportunities that may arise.

Our stock price may be volatile and could decline substantially.

Our stock price has fluctuated from $21.79 to $36.43 during fiscal 2015. It may decline substantially as a result of developments in our business, the volatile nature of the stock market, and other factors beyond our control. The stock market has, from time to time, experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations. Many factors may cause the market price for our common stock to decline, including (i) our operating results failing to meet the expectations of securities analysts or investors in any quarter, (ii) downward revisions in securities analysts’ estimates, (iii) market perceptions concerning our future earnings prospects, (iv) public or private sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock, and (v) adverse changes in general market conditions or economic trends.
 
Unfavorable currency exchange rate fluctuations could adversely affect us.

We are exposed to market risk from material movements in foreign exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the currencies of the foreign countries in which we operate. In fiscal 2015, approximately 12% of our total expenses were in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. As a result of our extensive operations in Mexico, our primary risk relates to changes in the rates between the U.S. dollar and the Mexican peso. To mitigate this currency risk, we enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to exchange U.S. dollars for Mexican pesos. We also enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to exchange U.S. dollars for Chinese yuan in order to mitigate risk related to our purchases and payments to our Chinese vendors. The extent to which we use forward foreign exchange contracts is periodically reviewed in light of our estimate of market conditions and the terms and length of anticipated requirements. The use of derivative financial instruments allows us to reduce our exposure to the risk that the eventual net cash outflow resulting from funding the expenses of the foreign operations will be materially affected by changes in the exchange rates. We do not engage in currency speculation or hold or issue financial instruments for trading purposes.  These contracts generally expire in a year or less. Any change in the fair value of foreign exchange contracts is accounted for as an increase or decrease to general and administrative expenses in current period earnings.

We may continue to make strategic acquisitions of other companies or businesses and these acquisitions introduce significant risks and uncertainties, including risks related to integrating the acquired businesses and achieving benefits from the acquisitions.

In order to position ourselves to take advantage of growth opportunities, we have made, and may continue to make, strategic acquisitions that involve significant risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include:

· the difficulty in integrating newly-acquired businesses and operations in an efficient and effective manner;
· the challenges in achieving strategic objectives, cost savings and other benefits from acquisitions;
· the potential loss of key employees of the acquired businesses;
· the risk of diverting the attention of senior management from our operations;
· risks associated with integrating financial reporting and internal control systems;
· difficulties in expanding information technology systems and other business processes to accommodate the acquired businesses; and
· future impairments of any goodwill of an acquired business.

Any of the foregoing, or a combination of them, could cause us to incur additional expenses, distract management and materially and adversely impact our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Weakness in conditions in the global credit markets and macroeconomic factors could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

Any weakness in the credit markets could result in significant constraints on liquidity and availability of borrowing terms from lenders and accounts payable with vendors. Modest economic growth in most major industrial countries in the world and uncertain prospects for continued growth threaten to cause further tightening of the credit markets, more stringent lending standards and terms, and higher interest rates. The persistence of these conditions could have a material adverse effect on our borrowings and the availability, terms and cost of such borrowings. In addition, deterioration in the U.S. economy could materially and adversely impact our operating results.
 
Our reliance on foreign suppliers for some of the automotive parts we sell to our customers or included in our products presents risks to our business.

A significant portion of automotive parts and components we use in our remanufacturing process are imported from suppliers located outside the U.S., including various countries in Asia. As a result, we are subject to various risks of doing business in foreign markets and importing products from abroad, such as:
 
significant delays in the delivery of cargo due to port security considerations;
imposition of duties, taxes, tariffs or other charges on imports;
imposition of new legislation relating to import quotas or other restrictions that may limit the quantity of our product that may be imported into the U.S. from countries or regions where we do business;
financial or political instability in any of the countries in which our product is manufactured;
potential recalls or cancellations of orders for any product that does not meet our quality standards;
disruption of imports by labor disputes or strikes and local business practices;
political or military conflict involving the U.S., which could cause a delay in the transportation of our products and an increase in transportation costs;
heightened terrorism security concerns, which could subject imported goods to additional, more frequent or more thorough inspections, leading to delays in deliveries or impoundment of goods for extended periods;
 natural disasters, disease epidemics and health related concerns, which could result in closed factories, reduced workforces, scarcity of raw materials and scrutiny or embargoing of goods produced in infected areas;
inability of our non-U.S. suppliers to obtain adequate credit or access liquidity to finance their operations; and
our ability to enforce any agreements with our foreign suppliers.
 
Any of the foregoing factors, or a combination of them, could increase the cost or reduce the supply of products available to us and materially and adversely impact our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

In addition, because we depend on independent third parties to manufacture a significant portion of our wheel hub and other purchased finished goods, we cannot be certain that we will not experience operational difficulties with such manufacturers, such as reductions in the availability of production capacity, errors in complying with merchandise specifications, insufficient quality controls and failure to meet production deadlines or increases in manufacturing costs.

Our failure to implement and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting could result in material misstatements in our financial statements.

Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) requires our management to assess the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting at the end of each fiscal year and certify whether or not internal control over financial reporting is effective.  Our independent accountants are also required to express an opinion with respect to the effectiveness of our internal controls.  In the past we have identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting in our discontinued subsidiary.  We cannot assure that additional significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting will not be identified in the future.  Any failure to maintain or implement new or improved internal controls, or any difficulties we encounter in their implementation, could result in significant deficiencies or material weaknesses, cause us to fail to meet our periodic reporting obligations (which may result in our failure to maintain the listing standards for our common stock) or result in material misstatements in our financial statements.  Any such failure could also adversely affect the results of periodic management evaluations and annual auditor attestation reports regarding the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting required under SOX.
 
An increase in the cost or a disruption in the flow of our imported products may significantly decrease our sales and profits.

Merchandise manufactured offshore represents a significant portion of our total product purchases. A disruption in the shipping or cost of such merchandise may significantly decrease our sales and profits. In addition, if imported merchandise becomes more expensive or unavailable, the transition to alternative sources may not occur in time to meet our demands. Merchandise from alternative sources may also be of lesser quality and more expensive than those we currently import. Risks associated with our reliance on imported merchandise include disruptions in the shipping and importation or increase in the costs of imported products. For example, common risks may be:

· raw material shortages;
· work stoppages;
· strikes and political unrest;
· problems with oceanic shipping, including shipping container shortages;
· increased customs inspections of import shipments or other factors causing delays in shipments;
· economic crises;
· international disputes and wars;
· loss of “most favored nation” trading status by the U. S. in relations to a particular foreign country;
· import duties;
· import quotas and other trade sanctions; and
· increases in shipping rates.

Products manufactured overseas and imported into the U.S. and other countries are subject to import restrictions and duties.

If our technology and telecommunications systems were to fail, or we were not able to successfully anticipate, invest in or adopt technological advances in our industry, it could have an adverse effect on our operations.

We rely on computer and telecommunications systems to communicate with our customers and vendors and manage our business.  The temporary or permanent loss of our computer and telecommunications equipment and software systems, through casualty, operating malfunction, software virus or service provider failure, could disrupt our operations.  In addition, our future growth may require additional investment in our systems to keep up with technological advances in our industry.  If we are not able to invest in or adopt changes to our systems, or such upgrades take longer or cost more than anticipated, our business, financial condition and operating results may be adversely affected.

Item 1B.
Unresolved Staff Comments

None.
 
Item 2.
Properties

The following table sets forth the location, type of facility, square footage and ownership interest in each of our facilities.

Location
 
Type of Facility
 
Approx.
Square
Feet
 
Leased
or
Owned
 
Expiration
                 
Torrance, CA
 
Remanufacturing, Warehouse, Administrative, and Office
           231,000
 
Leased
 
March 2022
Tijuana, Mexico (1)
 
Remanufacturing, Warehouse, and Office
 
            311,000
 
Leased
 
October 2016
Singapore & Malaysia
 
Remanufacturing, Warehouse, and Office
 
             65,000
 
Leased
 
Various through November 2017
Shanghai, China
 
Warehouse and Office
 
             27,000
 
Leased
 
March 2016

(1)
We have the option to extend the lease term for six additional 30-day periods.

We believe the above mentioned facilities are sufficient to satisfy our foreseeable warehousing, production, distribution and administrative office space requirements for our current operations.

Item 3.
Legal Proceedings

There have been and may be additional claims filed against us by the trustee and some or all of the creditors in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings involving the Fenco Entities.

In February 2015, M&T Bank filed a complaint in the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles, against us and some of our executives alleging negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contractual relationship, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, conversion, declaratory judgment/alter ego, breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and other relief.

In addition, the trustee has notified us and our insurance companies that the trustee may have claims for wrongful acts, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, aiding and abetting, negligence and conversion, but has not filed any litigation at this time.

We are also a defendant in the following cases: one in Ontario Superior Court and another in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In each case the plaintiffs’ claim that we are liable for amounts due from the Fenco Entities to their employees under applicable U.S. and Canadian law. We are in negotiations with respect to these cases, although there can be no assurance whether the cases will settle and, if they settle, on what terms. In this connection, we have established a reserve of $1,000,000, which has been incorporated into the financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

Any litigation to determine the validity of these claims involving the Fenco Entities, regardless of its merit or resolution, may be costly and time consuming and divert the efforts and attention of our management from their business strategy. Any adverse judgment or settlement by us of these claims could also result in significant additional expense.

We are also subject to various other lawsuits and claims in the normal course of business. Management does not believe that the outcome of these other matters will have a material adverse effect on its financial position or future results of operations.

Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.
 
PART II

Item 5.
Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol MPAA. The following table sets forth the high and low sale prices for our common stock during fiscal 2015 and 2014.

   
Fiscal 2015
   
Fiscal 2014
 
   
High
   
Low
   
High
   
Low
 
1st Quarter
 
$
29.29
   
$
22.13
   
$
9.60
   
$
5.75
 
2nd Quarter.
 
$
31.02
   
$
21.79
   
$
12.93
   
$
8.27
 
3rd Quarter
 
$
36.43
   
$
23.30
   
$
19.40
   
$
12.39
 
4th Quarter
 
$
31.65
   
$
22.12
   
$
27.27
   
$
18.51
 

As of June 8, 2015, there were 17,974,598 shares of common stock outstanding held by 19 holders of record. We have never declared or paid dividends on our common stock. The declaration of any prospective dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be dependent upon sufficient earnings, capital requirements and financial position, general economic conditions, state law requirements and other relevant factors. Additionally, our agreement with our lenders prohibits the payment of dividends, except stock dividends, without the lenders’ prior consent.

Share Repurchase Program

In March 2010, our Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to $5,000,000 of our outstanding common stock from time to time in the open market and in private transactions at prices deemed appropriate by management. The program does not have an expiration date. Under this program, we repurchased and retired a total of 67,347 shares at a total cost of approximately $389,000 during fiscal 2013.  We did not repurchase any outstanding common stock during fiscal 2015 and 2014.

Public Offering of Common Stock

During fiscal 2014, we filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-195585) which was declared effective on May 9, 2014, for the proposed offering from time to time of up to $100,000,000 of our securities, including common stock, preferred stock, and debt securities. The securities may be offered by us from time to time at amounts, prices, interest rates, and other terms to be determined at the time of the offering.

In September 2014, we completed a public offering of 2,760,000 shares of our common stock at a price of $26.00 per share, which included the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 360,000 additional shares of common stock. We received aggregate gross proceeds of $71,760,000 and net proceeds of $66,973,000 after expenses. We used the net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
 
Equity Compensation Plan Information

The following table summarizes our equity compensation plans as of March 31, 2015:

Plan Category
 
Number of securities to
be issued upon
exercise of outstanding
options, warrants and
rights
   
Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options
warrants and rights
   
Number of securities
remaining available for
future issuance under
equity compensation plans
(excluding securities
reflected in column (a))
 
Equity compensation plans approved by securities holders
   
1,389,254
(1)  
$
9.97
     
1,489,625
(2)
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders
   
N/A
   
N/A
   
N/A
 
                         
Total
   
1,389,254
   
$
9.97
     
1,489,625
 
 

(1) Consists of options issued pursuant to our 2003 Long-Term Incentive Plan, 2004 Non-Employee Director Stock Option Plan, and Second Amended and Restated 2010 Incentive Award Plan.
(2) Consists of shares available for issuance under our Second Amended and Restated 2010 Incentive Award Plan and 2014 Non-Employee Director Incentive Award Plan.
 
Performance Graph

The following graph compares the cumulative return to holders of our common stock for the five years ending March 31, 2015 with the NASDAQ Composite Index and the Zacks Retail and Wholesale Auto Parts Index. The comparison assumes $100 was invested at the close of business on March 31, 2010 in our common stock and in each of the comparison groups, and assumes reinvestment of dividends.

Comparison of 5 Year Cumulative Total Return
Assumes Initial Investment of $100
March 2015


 
Item 6.
Selected Financial Data

The following selected historical consolidated financial information for the periods indicated below has been derived from and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto.

Our selected income statement data below represents our continuing operations and excludes the results of the discontinued subsidiary subsequent to its acquisition in May 2011. See Note 3 of the notes to consolidated financial statements.

Income Statement Data
 
2015
   
2014
   
2013
   
2012
   
2011
 
                     
Net sales
 
$
301,711,000
   
$
258,669,000
   
$
213,151,000
   
$
178,551,000
   
$
161,285,000
 
Operating income
   
33,586,000
     
32,104,000
     
34,314,000
     
26,574,000
     
25,384,000
 
Income from continuing operations.
   
11,453,000
     
6,482,000
     
14,558,000
     
14,348,000
     
12,220,000
 
Basic net income per share from continuing operations
 
$
0.68
   
$
0.45
   
$
1.01
   
$
1.15
   
$
1.01
 
Diluted net income per share from continuing operations
 
$
0.65
   
$
0.42
   
$
1.01
   
$
1.13
   
$
0.99
 

   
March 31,
 
Balance Sheet Data
 
2015
   
2014
   
2013
   
2012
   
2011
 
                     
Total assets
 
$
421,760,000
   
$
318,853,000
   
$
364,969,000
   
$
501,898,000
   
$
191,865,000
 
Working capital (1)
   
66,624,000
     
22,077,000
     
33,722,000
     
15,311,000
     
1,395,000
 
Revolving loan
   
-
     
10,000,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Term loan
   
80,101,000
     
87,277,000
     
81,905,000
     
75,000,000
     
7,500,000
 
Capital lease obligations
   
528,000
     
318,000
     
214,000
     
463,000
     
834,000
 
Other long term liabilities
   
43,725,000
     
26,340,000
     
15,464,000
     
10,526,000
     
9,984,000
 
Shareholders’ equity (deficit)
 
$
190,203,000
   
$
109,636,000
   
$
(3,514,000
)
 
$
73,619,000
   
$
117,177,000
 
 

(1) The calculation of working capital excludes the impact of the discontinued subsidiary.
 
Item 7.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Disclosure Regarding Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This report contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to our future performance that involve risks and uncertainties. Various factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the bankruptcy of the Fenco Entities and related claims and contingent liabilities, concentration of sales to a small number of customers, changes in the financial condition of or our relationship with any of our major customers, the increasing customer pressure for lower prices and more favorable payment and other terms, lower revenues than anticipated from new and existing contracts, the increasing demands on our working capital, the significant strain on working capital associated with large inventory purchases from customers, any meaningful difference between expected production needs and ultimate sales to our customers, our ability to obtain any additional financing we may seek or require, our ability to achieve positive cash flows from operations, potential future changes in our previously reported results as a result of the identification and correction of errors in our accounting policies or procedures or the potential material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting, our failure to meet the financial covenants or the other obligations set forth in our credit agreement and the lenders’ refusal to waive any such defaults, increases in interest rates, the impact of high gasoline prices, consumer preferences and general economic conditions, increased competition in the automotive parts industry including increased competition from Chinese and other offshore manufacturers, difficulty in obtaining Used Cores and component parts or increases in the costs of those parts, political, criminal or economic instability in any of the foreign countries where we conduct operations, currency exchange fluctuations, unforeseen increases in operating costs, and other factors discussed herein and in our other filings with the SEC.

Management Overview

We are a leading manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of aftermarket automotive parts for import and domestic cars, light trucks, heavy duty, agricultural and industrial applications. We sell our products predominantly in North America to the largest auto parts retail and traditional warehouse chains and to major automobile manufacturers for both their aftermarket programs and their OES programs. Our products include (i) rotating electrical products such as alternators and starters, (ii) wheel hub assemblies and bearings, and (iii) new brake master cylinders.

The current population of vehicles in the U.S. is approximately 251 million and the average age of these vehicles is approximately 11.5 years. While the aged vehicle population is favorable today, miles driven continues to fluctuate primarily based on fuel prices. We believe demand and replacement rates for aftermarket automotive parts generally increase with the age of vehicles and increases in miles driven.

The aftermarket for automobile parts is divided into two markets. The first market is the DIY market, which is generally serviced by the large retail chain outlets. Consumers who purchase parts from the DIY channel generally install parts into their vehicles themselves. In most cases, this is a less expensive alternative than having the repair performed by a professional installer. The second market is the professional installer market, commonly known as the DIFM market. This market is serviced by the traditional warehouse distributors, the dealer networks, and the commercial divisions of retail chains. Generally, the consumer in this channel is a professional parts installer. Our products are distributed to both the DIY and DIFM markets.

Pursuant to the guidance provided under the FASB ASC for segment reporting, we have determined that our operating segments meet the criteria for aggregation and accordingly we have one reportable segment for purposes of recording and reporting our financial results.
 
Discontinued Operation and Deconsolidation of Fenco

In May 2011, we purchased (i) all of the outstanding equity of FAPL, (ii) all of the outstanding equity of Introcan, and (iii) 1% of the outstanding equity of Fapco (collectively, “Fenco” and also referred to herein as the “discontinued subsidiary”). Since FAPL owned 99% of Fapco prior to these acquisitions, we owned 100% of Fapco.

Between May 2011 and its bankruptcy in June 2013, Fenco had been attempting to turn around its business. However, revenues generated by its undercar product line segment were not sufficient to enable Fenco to meet its operating expenses and otherwise implement its undercar product line turnaround plan. Fenco had recurring operating losses since the date of acquisition and had a working capital and equity deficiency.

In May 2013, FAPL appointed a new board of independent directors, hired an independent chief restructuring officer and all its previously existing officers resigned from FAPL. As a result of loss of control of Fenco, we deconsolidated the assets and liabilities of Fenco from our consolidated financial statements effective May 31, 2013. On June 10, 2013, the Fenco Entities filed a voluntary petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As a result of the loss of control of Fenco and the subsequent filing of the petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code, Fenco had effectively been disposed of and we did not and do not retain any continuing involvement in the operations of Fenco (see Note 3 of the notes to consolidated financial statements).  We may be subject to claims relating to the bankruptcy, as described in Item 3 – Legal Proceedings.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated. We have classified Fenco operations as discontinued operations in the consolidated financial statements as a result of the Fenco Entities voluntary petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on June 10, 2013. Correspondingly, reclassifications of Fenco’s assets, liabilities, and operations for prior year periods to discontinued operations have been made.

Critical Accounting Policies

We prepare our consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in the United States. Our significant accounting policies are discussed in detail below and in Note 2 of the notes to consolidated financial statements.

In preparing our consolidated financial statements, we use estimates and assumptions for matters that are inherently uncertain. We base our estimates on historical experiences and reasonable assumptions. Our use of estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and the amount and timing of revenues and expenses we recognize for and during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from our estimates.

Our remanufacturing operations require that we acquire Used Cores, a necessary raw material, from our customers and offer our customers marketing and other allowances that impact revenue recognition. These elements of our business give rise to accounting issues that are more complex than many businesses our size or larger. In addition, the relevant accounting standards and issues continue to evolve.

Inventory

Non-core Inventory

Non-core inventory is comprised of (i) non-core raw materials, (ii) the non-core value of work in process, (iii) the non-core value of remanufactured finished goods, and (iv) purchased finished goods. Used Cores, the Used Core value of work in process and the Remanufactured Core portion of finished goods are classified as long-term core inventory as described below under the caption “Long-term Core Inventory.” Used Cores are a source of raw materials used in the remanufacturing of our rotating electrical products.
 
Non-core inventory is stated at the lower of cost or market. The cost of non-core remanufactured inventory approximates average historical purchase prices paid for raw materials, and is based upon the direct costs of material and an allocation of labor and variable and fixed overhead costs. The cost of purchased finished goods inventory approximates average historical purchase prices paid, and an allocation of fixed overhead costs. The cost of non-core inventory is evaluated at least quarterly during the fiscal year and adjusted as necessary to reflect current lower of cost or market levels. These adjustments are determined for individual items of inventory within each of the three classifications of non-core inventory as follows:

Non-core raw materials are recorded at average cost, which is based on the actual purchase price of raw materials on hand. The average cost is updated quarterly. This average cost is used in the inventory costing process and is the basis for allocation of materials to finished goods during the production process.

Non-core work in process is in various stages of production and is valued at the average cost of materials issued to the open work orders. Historically, non-core work in process inventory has not been material compared to the total non-core inventory balance.

The cost of remanufactured finished goods includes the average cost of non-core raw materials and allocations of labor and variable and fixed overhead. The allocations of labor and variable and fixed overhead costs are determined based on the average actual use of the production facilities over the prior twelve months which approximates normal capacity. This method prevents the distortion in allocated labor and overhead costs that would occur during short periods of abnormally low or high production. In addition, we exclude certain unallocated overhead such as severance costs, duplicative facility overhead costs, and spoilage from the calculation and expense these unallocated overhead as period costs. During fiscal 2015 there was no unallocated overhead charged directly to cost of sales due to the usage of our U.S. facilities for wheel hub products and new brake master cylinder products. For the fiscal years ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, costs of approximately $1,070,000, and $1,561,000, respectively, were considered unallocated overhead charged directly to cost of sales and thus excluded from the calculation of cost for remanufactured finished goods.

We record an allowance for potentially excess and obsolete inventory based upon recent sales history, the quantity of inventory on-hand, and a forecast of potential use of the inventory. We periodically review inventory to identify excess quantities and part numbers that are experiencing a reduction in demand. Any part numbers with quantities identified during this process are reserved for at rates based upon management’s judgment, historical rates, and consideration of possible scrap and liquidation values which may be as high as 100% of cost if no liquidation market exists for the part.

The quantity thresholds and reserve rates are subjective and are based on management’s judgment and knowledge of current and projected industry demand. The reserve estimates may, therefore, be revised if there are changes in the overall market for our products or market changes that in management’s judgment, impact our ability to sell or liquidate potentially excess or obsolete inventory. We recorded $2,675,000 and $2,708,000 for excess and obsolete inventory at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

We record vendor discounts as reductions of inventories that are recognized as reductions to cost of sales as the inventories are sold.

Inventory Unreturned

Inventory unreturned represents our estimate, based on historical data and prospective information provided directly by the customer, of finished goods shipped to customers that we expect to be returned, under our general right of return policy, after the balance sheet date. Because all cores are classified separately as long-term assets, the inventory unreturned balance includes only the added unit value of a finished good. The return rate is calculated based on expected returns within the normal operating cycle of one year. As such, the related amounts are classified in current assets.

Inventory unreturned is valued in the same manner as our finished goods inventory.
 
Long-term Core Inventory

Long-term core inventory consists of:

Used Cores purchased from core brokers and held in inventory at our facilities,

Used Cores returned by our customers and held in inventory at our facilities,

Used Cores returned by end-users to customers but not yet returned to us which are classified as Remanufactured Cores until they are physically received by us,

Remanufactured Cores held in finished goods inventory at our facilities; and

Remanufactured Cores held at customer locations as a part of the finished goods sold to the customer. For these Remanufactured Cores, we expect the finished good containing the Remanufactured Core to be returned under our general right of return policy or a similar Used Core to be returned to us by the customer, in each case, for credit.

Long-term core inventory is recorded at average historical purchase prices determined based on actual purchases of inventory on hand. The cost and market value of Used Cores for which sufficient recent purchases have occurred are deemed the same as the purchase price for purchases that are made in arm’s length transactions.

Long-term core inventory recorded at average historical purchase prices is primarily made up of Used Cores for newer products related to more recent automobile models or products for which there is a less liquid market. We must purchase these Used Cores from core brokers because our customers do not have a sufficient supply of these newer Used Cores available for the core exchange program.

Used Cores obtained in core broker transactions are valued based on average purchase price. The average purchase price of Used Cores for more recent automobile models is retained as the cost for these Used Cores in subsequent periods even as the source of these Used Cores shifts to our core exchange program.

Long-term core inventory is recorded at the lower of cost or market value. In the absence of sufficient recent purchases, we use core broker price lists to assess whether Used Core cost exceeds Used Core market value on an item by item basis. The primary reason for the insufficient recent purchases is that we obtain most of our Used Core inventory from the customer core exchange program.

We classify all of our core inventories as long-term assets. The determination of the long-term classification is based on our view that the value of the cores is not consumed or realized in cash during our normal operating cycle, which is one year for most of the cores recorded in inventory. According to guidance provided under the FASB ASC, current assets are defined as “assets or resources commonly identified as those which are reasonably expected to be realized in cash or sold or consumed during the normal operating cycle of the business.” We do not believe that core inventories, which we classify as long-term, are consumed because the credits issued upon the return of Used Cores offset the amounts invoiced when the Remanufactured Cores included in finished goods were sold. We do not expect the core inventories to be consumed, and thus we do not expect to realize cash, until our relationship with a customer ends, a possibility that we consider remote based on existing long-term customer agreements and historical experience.

However, historically for a portion of finished goods sold, our customer will not send us a Used Core to obtain the credit we offer under our core exchange program. Therefore, based on our historical estimate, we derecognize the core value for these finished goods upon sale, as we believe they have been consumed and we have realized cash.

We realize cash for only the core exchange program shortfall. This shortfall represents the historical difference between the number of finished goods shipped to customers and the number of Used Cores returned to us by customers. We do not realize cash for the remaining portion of the cores because the credits issued upon the return of Used Cores offset the amounts invoiced when the Remanufactured Cores included in finished goods were sold. We do not expect to realize cash for the remaining portion of these cores until our relationship with a customer ends, a possibility that we consider remote based on existing long-term customer agreements and historical experience.
 
For these reasons, we concluded that it is more appropriate to classify core inventory as long-term assets.

Long-term Core Inventory Deposit

The long-term core inventory deposit account represents the value of Remanufactured Cores we have purchased from customers, which are held by the customers and remain on the customers’ premises. The purchase is made through the issuance of credits against that customer’s receivables either on a one time basis or over an agreed-upon period. The credits against the customer’s receivable are based upon the Remanufactured Core purchase price previously established with the customer. At the same time, we record the long-term core inventory deposit for the Remanufactured Cores purchased at its cost, determined as noted under Long-term Core Inventory. The long-term core inventory deposit is stated at the lower of cost or market. The cost is established at the time of the transaction based on the then current cost, determined as noted under Long-term Core Inventory. The difference between the credit granted and the cost of the long-term core inventory deposit is treated as a sales allowance reducing revenue. When the purchases are made over an agreed-upon period, the long-term core inventory deposit is recorded at the same time the credit is issued to the customer for the purchase of the Remanufactured Cores.

At least annually, and as often as quarterly, reconciliations and confirmations are performed to determine that the number of Remanufactured Cores purchased, but retained at the customer locations, remains sufficient to support the amounts recorded in the long-term core inventory deposit account. At the same time, the mix of Remanufactured Cores is reviewed to determine that the aggregate value of Remanufactured Cores in the account has not changed during the reporting period. We evaluate the cost of Remanufactured Cores supporting the aggregate long-term core inventory deposit account each quarter. If we identify any permanent reduction in either the number or the aggregate value of the Remanufactured Core inventory mix held at the customer location, we will record a reduction in the long-term core inventory deposit account during that period.

Revenue Recognition

We recognize revenue when our performance is complete, and all of the following criteria have been met:

Persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists,

Delivery has occurred or services have been rendered,

The seller’s price to the buyer is fixed or determinable, and

Collectability is reasonably assured.

For products shipped free-on-board (“FOB”) shipping point, revenue is recognized on the date of shipment. For products shipped FOB destination, revenues are recognized on the estimated or actual date of delivery. We include shipping and handling charges in the gross invoice price to customers and classify the total amount as revenue. Shipping and handling costs are recorded in cost of sales.

Revenue Recognition; Net-of-Core-Value Basis

The price of a finished rotating electrical product sold to customers is generally comprised of separately invoiced amounts for the Remanufactured Core included in the product (“Remanufactured Core value”) and the unit value. The unit value is recorded as revenue based on our then current price list, net of applicable discounts and allowances. Based on our experience, contractual arrangements with customers and inventory management practices, a significant portion of the remanufactured automobile parts we sell to customers are replaced by similar Used Cores sent back for credit by customers under our core exchange program. In accordance with our net-of-core-value revenue recognition policy, we do not recognize the Remanufactured Core value as revenue when the finished products are sold. We generally limit the number of Used Cores sent back under the core exchange program to the number of similar Remanufactured Cores previously shipped to each customer.
 
Revenue Recognition — Core Revenue

Full price Remanufactured Cores: When we ship a rotating electrical product, we invoice certain customers for the Remanufactured Core value portion of the product at the full Remanufactured Core sales price but do not recognize revenue for the Remanufactured Core value at that time. For these Remanufactured Cores, we recognize core revenue based upon an estimate of the rate at which our customers will pay cash for Remanufactured Cores in lieu of sending back similar Used Cores for credits under our core exchange program.

Nominal price Remanufactured Cores: We invoice other customers for the Remanufactured Core value portion of a rotating electrical product shipped at a nominal Remanufactured Core price. Unlike the full price Remanufactured Cores, we only recognize revenue from nominal Remanufactured Cores not expected to be replaced by a similar Used Core sent back under the core exchange program when we believe that we have met all of the following criteria:

We have a signed agreement with the customer covering the nominally priced Remanufactured Cores not expected to be sent back under the core exchange program, and the agreement must specify the number of Remanufactured Cores our customer will pay cash for in lieu of sending back a similar Used Core under our core exchange program and the basis on which the nominally priced Remanufactured Cores are to be valued (normally the average price per Remanufactured Core stipulated in the agreement).

The contractual date for reconciling our records and customer’s records of the number of nominally priced Remanufactured Cores not expected to be replaced by similar Used Cores sent back under our core exchange program must be in the current or a prior period.

The reconciliation must be completed and agreed to by the customer.

The amount must be billed to the customer.

Revenue Recognition; General Right of Return

We allow our customers to return goods to us that their end-user customers have returned to them, whether the returned item is or is not defective (warranty returns). In addition, under the terms of certain agreements with our customers and industry practice, our customers from time to time are allowed stock adjustments when their inventory of certain product lines exceeds the anticipated sales to end-user customers (stock adjustment returns). Customers have various contractual rights for stock adjustment returns which are typically less than 5% of units sold. In some instances, we allow a higher level of returns in connection with a significant update order. In addition, we allow customers to return goods to us that their end-user consumers have returned to them. We seek to limit the aggregate of customer returns, including warranty and stock adjustment returns, to less than 20% of unit sales.

We provide for such anticipated returns of inventory by reducing revenue and the related cost of sales for the units estimated to be returned as further described under the captions “Customer Finished Goods Returns Accrual” and “Inventory Unreturned”.

Our allowance for warranty returns is established based on a historical analysis of the level of this type of return as a percentage of total unit sales. Stock adjustment returns do not occur at any specific time during the year, and the expected level of these returns cannot be reasonably estimated based on a historical analysis. Our allowance for stock adjustment returns is based on specific customer inventory levels, inventory movements and information on the estimated timing of stock adjustment returns provided by our customers.
 
Customer Finished Goods Returns Accrual

The customer finished goods returns accrual represents our estimate of our exposure to customer returns, including warranty returns, under our general right of return policy to allow customers to return items that their end-user customers have returned to them and from time to time, stock adjustment returns when the customers’ inventory of certain products exceeds the anticipated sales to end-user customers. The customer finished goods returns accrual represents the non-core sales value of the estimated returns and is classified as a current liability due to the expectation that these returns will occur within the normal operating cycle of one year.

Accrued Core Payment

The accrued core payment represents the full Remanufactured Core sales price of Remanufactured Cores we have purchased from our customers, which are held by these customers and remain on their premises. At the same time, we record the long-term core inventory for the Remanufactured Cores purchased at its cost, determined as noted under the caption “Long-term Core Inventory”. The difference between the full Remanufactured Core sales price of Remanufactured Cores and its related cost is treated as sales allowance reducing revenue when the purchases are made.

The repayments for these Remanufactured Core Inventory purchases are made through the issuance of credits against that customer’s receivables either on a one time basis or over an agreed-upon period. The accrued core payments are recorded as current and non-current liability in the consolidated balance sheets based on whether repayments will occur within the normal operating cycle of one year.

Sales Incentives

We provide various marketing allowances to our customers, including sales incentives and concessions. Marketing allowances related to a single exchange of product are recorded as a reduction of revenues at the time the related revenues are recorded or when such incentives are offered. Other marketing allowances, which may only be applied against future purchases, are recorded as a reduction to revenues in accordance with a schedule set forth in the relevant contract. Sales incentive amounts are recorded based on the value of the incentive provided.

Intangible Assets

Our intangible assets other than goodwill are finite–lived and amortized on a straight line basis over their respective useful lives. We analyze our finite-lived intangible assets for impairment when and if indicators of impairment exist. As of March 31, 2015, there were no indicators of impairment.

Income Taxes

We account for income taxes using the liability method, which measures deferred income taxes by applying enacted statutory rates in effect at the balance sheet date to the differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the financial statements. The resulting asset or liability is adjusted to reflect changes in the tax laws as they occur. A valuation allowance is provided to reduce deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that a portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized.

The primary components of our income tax expense are (i) the current liability or refund due for federal, state and foreign income taxes and (ii) the change in the amount of the net deferred income tax asset, including the effect of any change in the valuation allowance.

Realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon our ability to generate sufficient future taxable income. We review our deferred tax assets on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis to determine whether it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets will be realized. We believe that it is more likely than not that our future taxable income will be sufficient to realize the recorded deferred tax assets. In evaluating this ability, we consider long-term agreements and Remanufactured Core purchase obligations with our major customers that expire at various dates through March 2019. We also periodically compare the forecasts to actual results. Although there can be no assurance that the forecasted results will be achieved, the history of income in all jurisdictions provides sufficient positive evidence that no valuation allowance is needed.
 
Financial Risk Management and Derivatives

We are exposed to market risk from material movements in foreign exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the currencies of the foreign countries in which we operate. As a result of our significant operations in Mexico, our primary risk relates to changes in the rates between the U.S. dollar and the Mexican peso. To mitigate this currency risk, we enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to exchange U.S. dollars for Mexican pesos. We also enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to exchange U.S. dollars for Chinese yuan in order to mitigate risk related to our purchases and payments to our Chinese vendors. The extent to which we use forward foreign exchange contracts is periodically reviewed in light of our estimate of market conditions and the terms and length of anticipated requirements. The use of derivative financial instruments allows us to reduce our exposure to the risk that the eventual net cash outflow resulting from funding the expenses of the foreign operations will be materially affected by changes in the exchange rates. We do not engage in currency speculation or hold or issue financial instruments for trading purposes. These contracts generally expire in a year or less. Any changes in the fair value of foreign exchange contracts are accounted for as an increase or decrease to general and administrative expenses in current period earnings.

Share-based Payments

In accounting for share-based compensation awards, we follow the accounting guidance for equity-based compensation, which requires that we measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The cost associated with stock options is estimated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The cost associated with restricted stock or restricted stock units is measured based on the number of shares granted and the closing price of our common stock on the grant date, subject to continued employment. The cost of equity instruments is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations on a straight-line basis (net of estimated forfeitures) over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award. Also, excess tax benefits realized are reported as a financing cash inflow.

New Accounting Pronouncements

Income Taxes

In July 2013, the FASB issued guidance that requires entities to present an unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion of an unrecognized tax benefit, as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward when settlement in this manner is available under the tax law and the Company intends to use the deferred tax asset for that purpose. The amendments in this update are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The adoption of this guidance did not have any impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
 
Discontinued Operations

In April 2014, the FASB issued guidance on reporting discontinued operations. The new guidance changes the criteria for determining which disposals can be presented as discontinued operations and modifies related disclosure requirements. Under the new guidance, a discontinued operation is defined as a disposal of a component or group of components that is disposed of or is classified as held for sale and represents a strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results. The guidance applies prospectively to new disposals and new classifications of disposal groups as held for sale after the effective date. The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, and interim periods within those annual periods. We do not expect any impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows from the adoption of this guidance.

Revenue Recognition

In May 2014, the FASB issued guidance codified in ASC 606, “Revenue Recognition - Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, which amends the guidance in the former ASC 605, “Revenue Recognition”. The new guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within that reporting period for a public company. Early application is not permitted. A full or modified retrospective transition method is required. We are currently evaluating the impact of the provisions of this guidance to our consolidated financial statements.

Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern

In August 2014, the FASB issued guidance which requires an entity to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued (or available to be issued). If conditions or events raise substantial doubt that is not alleviated, an entity should disclose that there is substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued (or available to be issued), along with the principal conditions or events that raise substantial doubt, management’s evaluation of the significance of those conditions or events in relation to the entity’s ability to meet its obligations and management’s plans that are intended to mitigate those conditions. The new guidance is effective for the annual period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter. Early application is permitted. We do not expect any impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows from the adoption of this guidance.

Extraordinary Items

In January 2015, the FASB issued guidance that simplifies income statement presentation by eliminating the concept of extraordinary items. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015. A reporting entity may apply the amendments prospectively or retrospectively to all prior periods presented in the financial statements. Early adoption is permitted provided that the guidance is applied from the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. We do not expect any impact on our consolidated financial statements from the adoption of this guidance.

Debt Issuance Costs

In April 2015, the FASB issued guidance that requires debt issuance costs related to a recognized liability to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability. The amendments in this update are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim period within those fiscal years. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
Subsequent Events

Acquisition

On May 20, 2015 we completed the acquisition of the assets and certain liabilities of OE Plus, LTD (“OE Plus”), a privately held remanufacturer of alternators and starters based in North Dighton, Massachusetts We believe the acquisition of OE Plus continues a strategy designed to further enhance our market share in North America. The assets and results of operations of OE Plus were not significant to our consolidated financial position or results of operations, and thus pro forma information is not presented.

Financing Agreement

On June 3, 2015 we entered into a $125,000,000 senior secured financing (the “Credit Facility”) with the lenders, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, consisting of (i) a $100,000,000 five-year revolving loan facility, subject to borrowing base restrictions and a $15,000,000 sublimit for letters of credit (the “New Revolving Loans”) and (ii) a $25,000,000 five-year term loan facility (the “New Term Loans”).  In connection with the Credit Facility, the lenders were granted a security interest in substantially all of our assets.

The New Term Loans require quarterly principal payments of $781,250. The loans made under the Credit Facility bear interest at rates equal to either LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50%, 2.75% or 3.00% or a reference rate plus a margin of 1.50%, 1.75% or 2.00%, in each case depending on the total leverage ratio as of the applicable measurement date.  There is also a facility fee of 0.25% to 0.375%, depending on the total leverage ratio as of the applicable measurement date.

In addition to other covenants, the Credit Facility places limits on our ability to incur liens, incur additional indebtedness, make loans and investments, engage in mergers and acquisitions, engage in asset sales, declare dividends or redeem or repurchase capital stock, alter the business conducted by us and our subsidiaries, transact with affiliates, prepay, redeem or purchase subordinated debt, and amend or otherwise alter debt agreements.

The Credit Facility also contains financial covenants requiring us to maintain (i) a maximum ratio of consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA of 2.50:1 and (ii) a minimum ratio of consolidated EBITDA to fixed charges that ranges from 1.05:1 to 1.15:1, in each case beginning with the fiscal quarter ending on September 30, 2015.  A failure to comply with these covenants could permit the lenders under the Credit Facility to declare all amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility, together with accrued interest and fees, to be immediately due and payable.

Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere herein.

The following table summarizes certain key operating data from our continuing operations for the periods indicated:

   
Fiscal Years Ended March 31, 
 
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
             
Gross profit percentage
   
27.0
%
   
31.5
%
   
32.5
%
Cash flow (used in) provided by continuing operations
 
$
(9,457,000
)
 
$
13,290,000
   
$
(4,758,000
)
Finished goods turnover (1)
   
6.3
     
7.2
     
7.7
 
 

(1) Finished goods turnover is calculated by dividing the cost of goods sold for the year by the average between beginning and ending non-core finished goods values, for each fiscal year. We believe that this provides a useful measure of our ability to turn finished goods into revenues.
 
Fiscal 2015 Compared to Fiscal 2014

Net Sales and Gross Profit

The following table summarizes net sales and gross profit from our continuing operations for fiscal 2015 and 2014:

   
Fiscal Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
         
Net sales
 
$
301,711,000
   
$
258,669,000
 
Cost of goods sold
   
220,138,000
     
177,103,000
 
Gross profit
   
81,573,000
     
81,566,000
 
Cost of goods sold as a percentage of net sales
   
73.0
%
   
68.5
%
Gross profit percentage
   
27.0
%
   
31.5
%

Net Sales. Our net sales for fiscal 2015 increased by $43,042,000, or 16.6%, to $301,711,000 compared to net sales for fiscal 2014 of $258,669,000. The increase in net sales was due primarily to (i) growth in the sales of our wheel hub products, including the full period impact of the introduction of our wheel hub products, which we launched in late June 2013, (ii) recognition of revenue related to the Remanufactured Cores of $16,331,000, which was previously deferred, partly offset by an accrued sales allowance of $3,706,000 for future buy-backs of Remanufactured Cores, (iii) growth in the unit sales of our rotating electrical products, and (iv) launch of new brake master cylinder products which we began selling in late July 2014.  In fiscal 2015, sales of wheel hub products and the new brake master cylinder products represented 16.9% and 1.0%, respectively, of net sales.

Cost of Goods Sold/Gross Profit. Our cost of goods sold as a percentage of net sales increased during fiscal 2015 to 73.0% from 68.5% for fiscal 2014, resulting in a corresponding decrease in our gross profit to 27.0% for fiscal 2015 from 31.5% for fiscal 2014. Our gross profit for the fiscal 2015 was lower primarily due to changes in the mix of product sold. In addition, our gross profit for fiscal 2015 was impacted by (i) $5,746,000 of sales allowances recorded for the core purchases in connection with the new business awarded to us in our rotating electrical product lines, which we began shipping in January 2015, (ii) $4,432,000 recorded in connection with the returns of certain wheel hub and new brake master cylinder products, (iii) $2,879,000 of sales allowance recorded in connection with certain core inventory purchases, (iv) $2,819,000 of initial warranty accrual set up for the new brake master cylinder products and the new business awarded to us in our existing product lines, (v) $1,070,000 of special upfront allowances incurred, (vi) $537,000 net expense recorded in connection with the returns of products associated with the new business awarded to us, and (vii) $189,000 of start-up costs incurred related to new brake master cylinder products. In addition, our gross profit was impacted by lower per unit manufacturing costs due to better absorption of manufacturing overhead.
 
Operating Expenses

The following table summarizes operating expenses from our continuing operations for fiscal 2015 and 2014:

   
Fiscal Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
         
General and administrative
 
$
37,863,000
   
$
39,684,000
 
Sales and marketing
   
7,851,000
     
7,838,000
 
Research and development
   
2,273,000
     
1,940,000
 
                 
Percent of net sales
               
                 
General and administrative
   
12.5
%
   
15.3
%
Sales and marketing
   
2.6
%
   
3.0
%
Research and development
   
0.8
%
   
0.7
%

General and Administrative. Our general and administrative expenses for fiscal 2015 were $37,863,000, which represents a decrease of $1,821,000, or 4.6%, from general and administrative expenses for fiscal 2014 of $39,684,000. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to (i) $7,949,000 of decreased loss recorded due to the change in the fair value of the Wanxiang warrant liability and (ii) our prior year general and administrative expenses included $2,035,000 of expense due to the change in the fair value of the Cerberus warrant liability partly offset by a gain of $216,000 recorded on the extinguishment of the Cerberus warrant. These decreases were partly offset by (i) $3,701,000 of increased legal fees related to the discontinued subsidiary, which was partially offset by decreased legal fees of $621,000 for all other corporate-related activities, (ii) $2,002,000 of cash incentive compensation to certain executives in fiscal 2015 compared to $528,000 in fiscal 2014, (iii) $900,000 of increased incentive compensation, (iv) $1,240,000 of increased share-based compensation, (v) $1,000,000 of reserve established in connection with certain legal cases, (vi) $556,000 of increased employee-related costs, (vii) $231,000 of increased bad debt expense, (viii) $192,000 of increased expense related to the change in the fair value of the forward foreign exchange contracts, and (ix) $192,000 of increased travel. In addition, our prior year general and administrative expenses included $870,000 of professional fees related to the discontinued subsidiary.

Sales and Marketing. Our sales and marketing expenses for fiscal 2015 increased $13,000, or 0.2%, to $7,851,000 from $7,838,000 for fiscal 2014, due primarily to an increase in advertising expense.

Research and Development. Our research and development expenses increased by $333,000, or 17.2%, to $2,273,000 for fiscal 2015 from $1,940,000 for fiscal 2014 due primarily to $254,000 of increased employee-related costs and $79,000 of increased supplies expense.

Interest Expense

Interest Expense, net. Our interest expense, net from continuing operations for fiscal 2015 decreased $5,224,000, or 28.6%, to $13,065,000 from $18,289,000 for fiscal 2014. The decrease in interest expense was due primarily to lower interest rates on long-term debt. In addition, our prior year interest expense included the write-off of deferred financing costs in connection with the amendment to the financing agreements and interest on certain vendor payables.  These decreases were partly offset by increased interest payments on receivables discount programs due to a larger balance of receivables discounted under the program during fiscal 2015 as compared to fiscal 2014.
 
Provision for Income Taxes

Income Tax. Our income tax expense was $9,068,000, or the effective tax rate of 44.2%, and $7,333,000, or the effective tax rate of 53.1% during fiscal 2015 and 2014, respectively. The primary change in the effective tax rate was due to the impact of non-deductible expenses in connection with the fair value adjustments on the warrants and the impact of the non-deductible executive compensation under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m).

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations. Our income from discontinued operations was $100,877,000 during fiscal 2014. The income from discontinued operations during fiscal 2014 consists of (i) a $118,095,000 gain on the deconsolidation of the discontinued subsidiary, including an income tax benefit of $1,374,000, (ii) a loss of approximately $20,464,000 in connection with the guarantee of obligations to certain suppliers of the discontinued subsidiary partly offset by income tax benefits of $9,156,000 recorded during fiscal 2014, and (iii) losses of approximately $5,910,000 incurred by the discontinued subsidiary from April 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013.

Fiscal 2014 Compared to Fiscal 2013

Net Sales and Gross Profit

The following table summarizes net sales and gross profit from our continuing operations for fiscal 2014 and 2013:

   
Fiscal Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2014
   
2013
 
         
Net sales
 
$
258,669,000
   
$
213,151,000
 
Cost of goods sold
   
177,103,000
     
143,810,000
 
Gross profit
   
81,566,000
     
69,341,000
 
Cost of goods sold as a percentage of net sales
   
68.5
%
   
67.5
%
Gross profit percentage
   
31.5
%
   
32.5
%

Net Sales. Our net sales for fiscal 2014 increased by $45,518,000, or 21.4%, to $258,669,000 compared to net sales for fiscal 2013 of $213,151,000. The increase in net sales was due to both the introduction of our new wheel hub products and growth in the sales of our rotating electrical products primarily to existing customers. We began selling wheel hub products in late June 2013 and they represented approximately 11.3% of our net sales during fiscal 2014.

Cost of Goods Sold/Gross Profit. Our cost of goods sold as a percentage of net sales increased during fiscal 2014 to 68.5% from 67.5% for fiscal 2013, resulting in a corresponding decrease in our gross profit to 31.5% for fiscal 2014 from 32.5% for fiscal 2013. Our gross profit was primarily impacted by lower gross margin on wheel hub products, which we began selling in late June 2013.
 
Operating Expenses

The following table summarizes operating expenses from our continuing operations for fiscal 2014 and 2013:

   
Fiscal Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2014
   
2013
 
         
General and administrative
 
$
39,684,000
   
$
25,807,000
 
Sales and marketing
   
7,838,000
     
7,290,000
 
Research and development
   
1,940,000
     
1,930,000
 
                 
Percent of net sales
               
                 
General and administrative
   
15.3
%
   
12.1
%
Sales and marketing
   
3.0
%
   
3.4
%
Research and development
   
0.7
%
   
0.9
%

General and Administrative. Our general and administrative expenses for fiscal 2014 were $39,684,000, which represents an increase of $13,877,000, or 53.8%, from general and administrative expenses for fiscal 2013 of $25,807,000. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to (i) $10,054,000 of increased loss recorded due to the change in the fair value of the warrant liability, (ii) a loss of $842,000 recorded due to the change in the value of the forward foreign currency exchange contracts subsequent to entering into the contracts compared to a gain of $804,000 recorded during fiscal 2013, (iii) $780,000 of increased salaries and wages, (iv) $515,000 of increased legal fees, and (v) $406,000 of increased general and administrative expenses at our offshore locations due to increased employee-related expenses and outside services. These increases were partly offset by (i) $982,000 of expenses incurred during fiscal 2013 in connection with the discontinued subsidiary’s initial implementation work related to the compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, (ii) $675,000 recorded during fiscal 2013 for the settlement of liquidated damages in connection with our April 2012 private placement, and (iii) $650,000 recorded in fiscal 2013 related to the termination of our consulting agreement with Mel Marks. In addition, general and administrative expenses increased during fiscal 2014 due to $2,868,000 of legal and professional services expenses incurred by us and related to the discontinued subsidiary.

Sales and Marketing. Our sales and marketing expenses for fiscal 2014 increased $548,000, or 7.5%, to $7,838,000 from $7,290,000 for fiscal 2013. The increase was due primarily to (i) $235,000 of increased employee-related expenses, (ii) $134,000 of increased professional services and consulting fees, and (iii) $120,000 of increased travel expenses.

Research and Development. Our research and development expenses increased by $10,000, or 0.5%, to $1,940,000 for fiscal 2014 from $1,930,000 for fiscal 2013. The increase was due primarily to increased consulting fees.

Interest Expense

Interest Expense, net. Our interest expense, net from continuing operations for fiscal 2014 increased $5,965,000, or 48.4%, to $18,289,000 from $12,324,000 for fiscal 2013. Interest expense for fiscal 2013 reflects $5,182,000 of interest income in connection with the long-term note receivable from the discontinued subsidiary. In addition, interest expense increased due to (i) the write-off of approximately $2,581,000 in deferred financing costs in connection with the amendments to our credit agreements, (ii) interest on all of our outstanding obligations related to our discontinued subsidiary guaranteed by us that were paid in full on August 26, 2013. These increases were partly offset by (i) lower interest rates on our term loan and factored receivables during fiscal 2014 and (ii) expenses incurred in fiscal 2013 in connection with the third amendment and waiver to the Financing Agreement (as defined below).
 
Provision for Income Taxes

Income Tax. Our income tax expense from continuing operations was $7,333,000, or the effective tax rate of 53.1%, and $7,432,000, or the effective tax rate of 33.8% during fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively. The primary change in the effective tax rate was due to non-deductible expenses in connection with the fair value adjustments on the warrants and the impact of the non-deductible executive compensation under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m).  The balance of the change in the effective tax rate was due to recurring rate impacting items, such as our state and foreign income taxes, uncertain tax positions, and permanent book to tax differences.

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations. Our income from discontinued operations was $100,877,000 during fiscal 2014 compared to a loss from discontinued operations of $106,069,000 for fiscal 2013. The income from discontinued operations during fiscal 2014 consists of (i) a $118,095,000 gain on the deconsolidation of the discontinued subsidiary, including an income tax benefit of $1,374,000  , (ii) a loss of approximately $20,464,000 in connection with the guarantee of obligations to certain suppliers of the discontinued subsidiary partly offset by income tax benefits of $9,156,000 recorded during fiscal 2014, and (iii) losses of approximately $5,910,000 incurred by the discontinued subsidiary from April 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Overview

We generated cash in fiscal 2015 from the use of receivable discount programs with certain of our major customers and the public offering of our common stock. The cash generated from these activities was used partly to increase our inventory levels, make Remanufactured Core buy-backs, repay all amounts outstanding under our revolving loan, and make the quarterly principal term loan payments.

At March 31, 2015, we had working capital of $66,624,000, a ratio of current assets to current liabilities of 1.6:1, and cash of $61,230,000, compared to working capital of $22,077,000, a ratio of current assets to current liabilities of 1.2:1, and cash of $24,599,000 at March 31, 2014.

During fiscal 2014, we filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-195585) which was declared effective on May 9, 2014, for the proposed offering from time to time of up to $100,000,000 of our securities, including common stock, preferred stock, and debt securities. The securities may be offered by us from time to time at amounts, prices, interest rates, and other terms to be determined at the time of the offering.

In September 2014, we completed a public offering of 2,760,000 shares of our common stock at a price of $26.00 per share, which included the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 360,000 additional shares of common stock. We received aggregate gross proceeds of $71,760,000 and net proceeds of $66,973,000 after expenses. We used the net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

We believe our cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, use of receivable discount programs, amounts available under our financing agreement, and other sources are sufficient to satisfy our working capital needs, repayment of the current portion of our term loans, capital lease commitments, and capital expenditures over the next 12 months.
 
Cash Flows

Our cash flows from our continuing operations as reflected in the consolidated statement of cash flows for fiscal 2015, 2014, and 2013 are summarized as follows:

   
Fiscal Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
Cash provided by (used in):
           
Operating activities from our continuing operations
 
$
(9,457,000
)
 
$
13,290,000
   
$
(4,758,000
)
Investing activities from our continuing operations
   
(3,868,000
)
   
(3,032,000
)
   
(2,371,000
)
Financing activities from our continuing operations
   
50,081,000
     
15,642,000
     
21,639,000
 
Effect of exchange rates on cash.
   
(125,000
)
   
(31,000
)
   
45,000
 
Net increase in cash from our continuing operations
   
36,631,000
     
25,869,000
     
14,555,000
 
                         
Additional selected cash flow data:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
 
$
2,521,000
   
$
2,742,000
   
$
2,849,000
 
Capital expenditures
   
3,734,000
     
2,978,000
     
2,330,000
 

Fiscal 2015 Compared to Fiscal 2014

Net cash used in operating activities from our continuing operations was $9,457,000 during fiscal 2015 compared to net cash provided by operating activities from our continuing operations of $13,290,000 during fiscal 2014. Our prior year operating activities from our continuing operations included the receipt of an income tax refund of $16,472,000. In addition, our prior year accounts payable balances increased more significantly compared to fiscal 2015 as we increased our non-core inventory. The remaining change in cash used from our continuing operations was due to changes in our operating assets and liabilities. Our major use of cash from operations included building our inventory levels to support significant new business awarded to us.

Net cash used in investing activities from our continuing operations was $3,868,000 and $3,032,000 during fiscal 2015 and 2014, respectively. This change was due primarily to (i) purchases of equipment for our manufacturing facilities including for our wheel hub products and new brake master cylinder products and (ii) improvements to our facilities.

Net cash provided by financing activities from our continuing operations was $50,081,000 and $15,642,000 during fiscal 2015 and 2014, respectively. This change was due mainly to the net proceeds of $66,973,000 received from the public offering of our common stock in fiscal 2015 partly offset by the repayment of all amounts outstanding under our revolving loan compared to additional borrowing during fiscal 2014. In addition, fiscal 2014 included financing costs paid in connection with the amendment of our credit agreement.

Fiscal 2014 Compared to Fiscal 2013

Net cash provided by operating activities from our continuing operations was $13,290,000 during fiscal 2014 compared to net cash used in operating activities from our continuing operations of $4,758,000 during fiscal 2013. The significant changes in our operating activities from our continuing operations in fiscal 2014 were due primarily to (i) an increase in accounts payable balances as we increased our non-core inventory in anticipation of increased sales, compared to the pay down of accounts payable balances in the prior year which were incurred in connection with the inventory provided to the discontinued subsidiary during fiscal 2012, (ii) the receipt of income tax refunds in fiscal 2014 compared to cash payments for income taxes in fiscal 2013, and (iii) an increase in accounts receivable during fiscal 2014 due to higher net sales compared to fiscal 2013. In addition, other changes in operating activities from our continuing operations were (i) a decrease of $546,000 to the provision for customer payment discrepancies, (ii) a decrease of $213,000 to the provision for bad debt, and (iii) a decrease of $194,000 to the provision for inventory reserves.
 
Net cash used in investing activities from our continuing operations was $3,032,000 and $2,371,000 during fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively. This change was due primarily to (i) increase in purchase of equipment related to our wheel hub assemblies and bearings and (ii) increase in purchases of equipment related to our manufacturing facilities.

Net cash provided by financing activities from our continuing operations was $15,642,000 and $21,639,000 during fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively. This change was due mainly to (i) additional borrowing under the amended credit agreement partly offset by the repayment of our term loan, (ii) net proceeds from the stock option exercises during fiscal 2014, (iii) financing costs paid in connection with the amendment of our credit agreement, and (iv) the repurchase of warrants from our lenders. In addition, our fiscal 2013 financing activities from continuing operations included the net proceeds received from our private placement in April 2012.

Capital Resources

Debt

We are party to the following credit agreements.

Financing Agreement

We are party to a financing agreement, as amended, (the “Financing Agreement”), with a syndicate of lenders, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC (“Cerberus”), as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent. The loans made thereunder (the “Loans”) consist of: (i) term loans aggregating $95,000,000 (the “Term Loans”) and (ii) revolving loans of up to $30,000,000, subject to borrowing base restrictions and a $10,000,000 sublimit for letters of credit (the “Revolving Loans”). The Loans mature on November 6, 2018. In connection with the Financing Agreement, the lenders were granted a security interest in substantially all of our assets. In addition, we have the right, subject to meeting certain conditions, to repurchase up to $10,000,000 of our equity interests.

In June 2014, we entered into a first amendment to the Financing Agreement (the “First Amendment”), pursuant to which (i) the Revolving Loans were increased by $10,000,000 to $40,000,000 (the “Amended Revolving Loans”), (ii) the maximum amount of capital expenditures was increased to $7,000,000 for fiscal 2015, and $4,000,000 for each of fiscal 2016 and 2017, and (iii) certain other amendments and modifications were made.

In September 2014, we entered into a second amendment to the Financing Agreement (the “Second Amendment”), pursuant to which we were permitted to lease an additional third party warehouse location in Mexico and office space in Canada.

In December 2014, we entered into a third amendment to the Financing Agreement (the “Third Amendment”), pursuant to which (i) the definition of consolidated earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization expenses (“EBITDA”) was amended and (ii) certain schedules to the Financing Agreement were updated.

In April 2015, we entered into a fourth amendment to our Financing Agreement (the “Fourth Amendment”), pursuant to which (i) the definition of consolidated EBITDA was amended, (ii) the consolidated EBITDA covenant levels were increased for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015 and each quarter thereafter by $11,800,000, and (iii) certain schedules to the Financing Agreement were updated.

The Term Loans require quarterly principal payments of $2,100,000 and bear interest at rates equal to, at our option, either LIBOR (subject to a 1.50% LIBOR floor) plus 5.25% or a reference rate plus 4.25%. The Amended Revolving Loans bear interest at rates equal to, at our option, either LIBOR plus 2.50% or a reference rate plus 1.00%. The interest rate on our Term Loans using the LIBOR option was 6.75% at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The interest rate on our Revolving Loans using the LIBOR option was 2.66% at March 31, 2014, respectively.
 
We may reduce or terminate the commitments of the lenders to make the Amended Revolving Loans or prepay the Term Loans in whole or in part. Such prepayments were subject to a prepayment penalty of 2.00% times the sum of the reduction of the revolving credit commitment plus the principal amount of any prepayment of the Term Loans through January 18, 2015 and may be made with no prepayment penalty thereafter.

The Financing Agreement, among other things, requires us to maintain certain financial covenants including a maximum senior leverage ratio, a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, and minimum consolidated earnings before EBITDA. We were in compliance with all financial covenants under the Financing Agreement as of March 31, 2015.

The following table summarizes the financial covenants required under the Financing Agreement as of March 31, 2015:

   
Calculation as of
March 31, 2015
   
Financial covenants
required per the
Financing Agreement, as
amended
 
         
Maximum senior leverage ratio
   
1.28
     
3.05
 
Minimum fixed charge coverage ratio
   
2.03
     
1.05
 
Minimum consolidated EBITDA
 
$
66,195,000
   
$
44,300,000
 

We had no outstanding balance on the Amended Revolving Loans; however, $430,000 was reserved for standby letters of credit for workers’ compensation insurance and $1,794,000 for commercial letters of credit as of March 31, 2015. We had borrowed $10,000,000 under the Revolving Loans at March 31, 2014. As of March 31, 2015, $35,950,000, subject to certain adjustments, was available under the Amended Revolving Loans.

WX Agreement

In August 2012, we entered into the Revolving Credit/Strategic Cooperation Agreement (the “WX Agreement”) with Wanxiang America Corporation (the “Supplier”) and the discontinued subsidiary. In connection with the WX Agreement, we also issued a warrant (the “Supplier Warrant”) to the Supplier to purchase up to 516,129 shares of our common stock for an initial exercise price of $7.75 per share exercisable at any time after August 22, 2014 and on or prior to September 30, 2017. The exercise price is subject to adjustments, among other things, for sales of common stock by us at a price below the exercise price.

The fair value of the Supplier Warrant using the Monte Carlo simulation model was $10,506,000 and $10,047,000 at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This amount is recorded as a warrant liability which is included in other liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets. During fiscal 2015 and 2014, losses of $459,000 and $8,408,000, respectively, were recorded in general and administrative expenses due to the change in the fair value of this warrant liability.

Receivable Discount Programs

We use receivable discount programs with certain of our major customers and their respective banks. Under these programs, we have options to sell those customers’ receivables to those banks at a discount to be agreed upon at the time the receivables are sold. These programs allow us to accelerate collection of customers’ receivables. While these programs have improved our liquidity, there can be no assurance that these programs will continue in the future. Interest expense resulting from these programs would increase if interest rates rise, if utilization of these programs expands or if the discount period is extended to reflect more favorable payment terms to customers.
 
The following is a summary of the receivable discount programs from our continuing operations:

   
Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
         
Receivables discounted
 
$
260,973,000
   
$
210,752,000
 
Weighted average days
   
336
     
337
 
Weighted average discount rate
   
2.0
%
   
2.2
%
Amount of discount as interest expense
 
$
4,917,000
   
$
4,336,000
 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

At March 31, 2015, we had no off-balance sheet financing or other arrangements with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships (such as entities often referred to as structured finance or special purpose entities) established for purposes of facilitating off-balance sheet financing or other debt arrangements or for other contractually narrow or limited purposes.

Multi-year Customer Agreements

We have or are renegotiating long-term agreements with many of our major customers. Under these agreements, which in most cases have initial terms of at least four years, we are designated as the exclusive or primary supplier for specified categories of our products. Because of the very competitive nature of the market and the limited number of customers for these products, our customers have sought and obtained price concessions, significant marketing allowances and more favorable delivery and payment terms in consideration for our designation as a customer’s exclusive or primary supplier. These incentives differ from contract to contract and can include (i) the issuance of a specified amount of credits against receivables in accordance with a schedule set forth in the relevant contract, (ii) support for a particular customer’s research or marketing efforts provided on a scheduled basis, (iii) discounts granted in connection with each individual shipment of product, and (iv) other marketing, research, store expansion or product development support. These contracts typically require that we meet ongoing standards related to fulfillment, price, and quality. Our contracts with major customers expire at various dates through March 2019.

While these longer-term agreements strengthen our customer relationships, the increased demand for our products often requires that we increase our inventories and personnel. Customer demands that we purchase their Remanufactured Core inventory also require the use of our available working capital. The marketing and other allowances we typically grant our customers in connection with our new or expanded customer relationships adversely impact the near-term revenues, profitability and associated cash flows from these arrangements. However, we believe the investment we make in these new or expanded customer relationships will improve our overall liquidity and cash flow from operations over time.

Share Repurchase Program

In March 2010, our Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to $5,000,000 of our outstanding common stock from time to time in the open market and in private transactions at prices deemed appropriate by management. The program does not have an expiration date. Under this program, we repurchased and retired a total of 67,347 shares at a total cost of approximately $389,000 during fiscal 2013.  We did not repurchase any outstanding common stock during fiscal 2015 and 2014.

Capital Expenditures and Commitments

Our capital expenditures were $3,734,000 during fiscal 2015. A significant portion of these expenditures relate to (i) purchases of equipment for our manufacturing facilities including for our wheel hub products and new brake master cylinder products and (ii) improvements to our facilities. We expect our fiscal 2016 capital expenditures for our current operations to be approximately $4,000,000 primarily related to our purchases of equipment, information technology, and leasehold improvements to our current facilities. We expect to use our working capital and incur additional capital lease obligations to finance these capital expenditures.
 
Contractual Obligations

The following summarizes our contractual obligations and other commitments as of March 31, 2015 and the effect such obligations could have on our cash flows in future periods:

   
Payments Due by Period
 
Contractual Obligations
 
Total
   
Less than
1 year
   
2 to 3
years
   
4 to 5
years
   
More than 5
years
 
                     
Capital Lease Obligations (1)
 
$
592,000
   
$
150,000
   
$
281,000
   
$
111,000
   
$
50,000
 
Operating Lease Obligations (2)
   
11,978,000
     
3,141,000
     
4,314,000
     
2,230,000
     
2,293,000
 
Term Loan (3)
   
101,619,000
     
13,864,000
     
25,979,000
     
61,776,000
     
-
 
Accrued Core Payment (4)
   
38,707,000
     
13,882,000
     
16,550,000
     
8,275,000
     
-
 
Unrecognized Tax Benefits (5)
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Other Long-Term Obligations (6)
   
63,078,000
     
22,518,000
     
29,535,000
     
7,043,000
     
3,982,000
 
Total
 
$
215,974,000
   
$
53,555,000
   
$
76,659,000
   
$
79,435,000
   
$
6,325,000
 
 

 
(1) Capital Lease Obligations represent amounts due under capital leases for various types of equipment.

(2) Operating Lease Obligations represent amounts due for rent under our leases for all our office and warehouse facilities and for our Company automobile. The expiration date for the lease of our facility in Mexico is October 2016 and we have the option to extend the lease term for six additional 30-day periods, therefore, operating lease obligations for this facility are included in the above table through April 2017.

(3) Term Loan obligations represent the amounts due for principal payments as well as interest payments to be made. Interest payments were calculated based upon the interest rate for our term loan using the LIBOR option at March 31, 2015 which was 6.75% and does not give effect to the new Credit Facility entered into in May 2015.

(4) Accrued Core Payments represent the amounts due for principal and interest payments to be made in connection with the purchases of Remanufactured Cores from our customers, which are held by these customers and remain on their premises.

(5) We are unable to reliably estimate the timing of future payments related to uncertain tax position liabilities at March 31, 2015 in the amount of $1,117,000; therefore, this amount has been excluded from the table above. However, future tax payment accruals related to uncertain tax positions are included in our balance sheets, reduced by the associated federal deduction for state taxes.

(6) Other Long-Term Obligations represent commitments we have with certain customers to provide marketing allowances in consideration for long-term agreements to provide products over a defined period. We are not obligated to provide these marketing allowances should our business relationships end with these customers.

Related Party Transactions

During fiscal 2015, Mr. Mel Marks was appointed to serve as a director of our Asian subsidiaries, in addition to his position as one of our directors. Mr. Marks will receive annual compensation of $150,000 for his services as a director of our Asian subsidiaries, in addition to his regular compensation as one of our directors.
 
During fiscal 2014 and 2013, we paid $304,000 and $ 350,000, respectively, to Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Capital, Inc. in connection with the restructuring of the discontinued subsidiary. Scott Adelson, a member of our Board of Directors, is a Co-President and Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance for Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Capital, Inc.

Item 7A.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Our primary market risk relates to changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. We do not enter into derivatives or other financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. As our overseas operations expand, our exposure to the risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations will continue to increase.

Interest rate risk

We are exposed to changes in interest rates primarily as a result of our borrowing and receivable discount programs, which have interest costs that vary with interest rate movements. Our credit facility bears interest at variable base rates, plus an applicable margin. At March 31, 2015, our net debt obligations totaled $80,101,000. If interest rates were to increase 1%, our net annual interest expense would have increased by approximately $801,000. In addition, for each $10,000,000 of accounts receivable we discount over a period of 180 days, a 1% increase in interest rates would increase our interest expense by $50,000.

Foreign currency risk

We are exposed to foreign currency exchange risk inherent in our anticipated purchases and expenses denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. We transact business in the following foreign currencies; Mexican pesos, Malaysian ringit, Singapore dollar, Chinese yuan, and the Canadian dollar. Our primary currency risks result from fluctuations in the value of the Mexican peso and to a lesser extent the Chinese yuan. To mitigate these risks, we enter into forward foreign currency exchange contracts to exchange U.S. dollars for these foreign currencies. The extent to which we use forward foreign currency exchange contracts is periodically reviewed in light of our estimate of market conditions and the terms and length of anticipated requirements. The use of derivative financial instruments allows us to reduce our exposure to the risk that the eventual net cash outflow resulting from funding the expenses of the foreign operations will be materially affected by changes in exchange rates. These contracts generally expire in a year or less. Any changes in the fair values of our forward foreign currency exchange contracts are reflected in current period earnings. Based upon our forward foreign currency exchange contracts related to these currencies, an increase of 10% in exchange rates at March 31, 2015 would have increased our general and administrative expenses by approximately $1,651,000. During fiscal 2015 and 2014, losses of $1,034,000 and $842,000, respectively, were recorded in general and administrative expenses due to the change in the value of the forward foreign currency exchange contracts subsequent to entering into the contracts.

Item 8.
Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

The information required by this item is set forth in the consolidated financial statements, commencing on page F-1 included herein.

Item 9.
Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

None.

Item 9A.
Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We have established disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and made known to the officers who certify the Company’s financial reports and to other members of senior management and the Board of Directors as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer, we have conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(b) and 15d-15(e).  Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer concluded that MPA’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2015.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f).

Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United State of America, applying certain estimates and judgments as required.

Internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:

1. Pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;
2. Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and
3. Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the criteria established in the 2013 Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective as of March 31, 2015.

The effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2015 has been audited by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP. Their assessment is included in the accompanying Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Internal Control over Financial Reporting.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in MPA’s internal control over financial reporting during the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, MPA’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Item 9B.
Other Information

None.
 
PART III

Item 10.
Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to our Definitive Proxy Statement in connection with our next Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Proxy Statement”).

Item 11.
Executive Compensation

The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Proxy Statement.

Item 12.
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Proxy Statement.

Item 13.
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Proxy Statement.

Item 14.
Principal Accountant Fees and Services

The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Proxy Statement.
 
PART IV

Item 15.
Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

a. Documents filed as part of this report:

(1) Index to Consolidated Financial Statements:

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
55
Consolidated Balance Sheets
F-1
Consolidated Statements of Operations
F-2
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
F-3
Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity
F-4
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
F-5
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
F-6

 
(2)
Schedules.

Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
S-1

 
(3)
Exhibits:

Number
 
Description of Exhibit
Method of Filing
       
3.1
 
Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2 declared effective on March 22, 1994 (the “1994 Registration Statement”).
       
3.2
 
Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (No. 33-97498) declared effective on November 14, 1995 (the “1995 Registration Statement”).
       
3.3
 
Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1997 (the “1997 Form 10-K”).
       
3.4
 
Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998 (the “1998 Form 10-K”).
       
3.5
 
Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit C to the Company’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on November 25, 2003.
       
3.6
 
Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 24, 2010.
       
3.7
 
Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 16, 2014.
 
Number
 
Description of Exhibit
Method of Filing
       
4.1
 
2003 Long Term Incentive Plan
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.9 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on April 2, 2004.
       
4.2
 
2004 Non-Employee Director Stock Option Plan
Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the 2004 Annual Shareholders Meeting.
       
4.3
 
2010 Incentive Award Plan
Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on December 15, 2010.
       
4.4
 
Amended and Restated 2010 Incentive Award Plan
Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on March 5, 2013.
       
4.5
 
Second Amended and Restated 2010 Incentive Award Plan
Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on March 3, 2014.
       
4.6
 
2014 Non-Employee Director Incentive Award Plan
Incorporated by reference to Appendix B to the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on March 3, 2014.
       
10.1
 
Amendment to Lease, dated October 3, 1996, by and between the Company and Golkar Enterprises, Ltd. relating to additional property in Torrance, California
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17 to the December 31, 1996 Form 10-Q.
       
10.2
 
Lease Agreement, dated September 19, 1995, by and between Golkar Enterprises, Ltd. and the Company relating to the Company’s facility located in Torrance, California
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.18 to the 1995 Registration Statement.
       
10.3
 
Form of Indemnification Agreement for officers and directors
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.25 to the 1997 Registration Statement.
       
10.4
 
Second Amendment to Lease, dated March 15, 2002, between Golkar Enterprises, Ltd. and the Company relating to property in Torrance, California
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.44 to the 2003 10-K.
       
10.5*
 
Addendum to Vendor Agreement, dated May 8, 2004, between AutoZone Parts, Inc. and the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to the 2004 10-K.
       
10.6
 
Form of Orbian Discount Agreement between the Company and Orbian Corp.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17 to the 2004 10-K.
       
10.7
 
Form of Standard Industrial/Commercial Multi-Tenant Lease, dated May 25, 2004, between the Company and Golkar Enterprises, Ltd for property located at 530 Maple Avenue, Torrance, California
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.18 to the 2004 10-K.
 
Number
 
Description of Exhibit
Method of Filing
       
10.8
 
Build to Suit Lease Agreement, dated October 28, 2004, among Motorcar Parts de Mexico, S.A. de CV, the Company and Beatrix Flourie Geoffroy
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 2, 2004.
       
10.9
 
Amendment No. 3 to Pay-On-Scan Addendum, dated August 22, 2006, between AutoZone Parts, Inc. and the Company
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 30, 2006.
       
10.10*
 
Amendment No. 1 to Vendor Agreement, dated August 22, 2006, between AutoZone Parts, Inc. and Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 30, 2006.
       
10.11
 
Lease Agreement Amendment, dated October 12, 2006, between the Company and Beatrix Flourie Geffroy
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 20, 2006.
       
10.12
 
Third Amendment to Lease Agreement, dated as of November 20, 2006, between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and Golkar Enterprises, Ltd.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 27, 2006.
       
10.13
 
Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated as of December 31, 2008, by and between the Company and Selwyn Joffe
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 7, 2009.
 
10.14*
 
Vendor Agreement dated as of March 31, 2009, between the Company and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed May 5, 2009.
 
10.15*
 
Core Amendment to Vendor Agreement, dated as of March 31, 2009, between the Company and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed May 5, 2009.
       
10.16 *
 
Vendor Agreement Addendum, dated as of March 31, 2009, between the Company and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on December 23, 2009.
       
10.17 *
 
Core Amendment to Vendor Agreement Addendum, dated as of March 31, 2009, between the Company and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on December 23, 2009.
       
10.18 *
 
Master Vendor Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2009, between the Company and O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 13, 2010.
       
10.19 *
 
Letter Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2009, between the Company and O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 13, 2010.
       
10.20 *
 
Vendor Agreement Addendum, dated as of April 1, 2009 between the Company and O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 13, 2010.
 
Number
Description of Exhibit  
Method of Filing
 
10.21
Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated May 6, 2011, by and among Fenwick Automotive Products Limited, Introcan Inc., Manufactures and Traders Trust Company, M&T Bank and such other lenders from time to time as may become a party thereto
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 12, 2011.
     
10.22
Core Amendment No. 3 to Vendor Agreement, dated as of May 31, 2011, by and between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 16, 2011.
     
10.23
Core Amendment No. 4 to Vendor Agreement, dated as of May 31, 2011, by and between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 16, 2011.
     
10.24
Addendum No. 2 to Amendment No. 1 to Vendor Agreement, dated as of May 31, 2011, by and between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and AutoZone Parts, Inc.
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 16, 2011.
     
10.25
Fifth Amendment, dated as of November 17, 2011, to that certain Standard Industrial Commercial Single Tenant Lease-Gross, dated as of September 19, 1995, between Golkar Enterprises, Ltd and Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., as amended
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 25, 2011.
     
10.26
Financing Agreement, dated as of January 18, 2012,among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 24, 2012.
     
10.27
Registration Rights Agreement, dated April 20, 2012
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 23, 2012.
     
10.28
Right of First Refusal Agreement, dated May 3, 2012
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 7, 2012.
     
10.29
Employment Agreement, dated as of May 18, 2012, between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., and Selwyn Joffe
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 24, 2012.
     
10.30
Second Amendment to the Financing Agreement, dated as of May 24, 2012, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 31, 2012.
 
Number
Description of Exhibit  
Method of Filing
     
10.31
Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, dated May 24, 2012, issued by Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. to Cerberus Business Finance, LLC in connection with the Second Amendment to the Financing Agreement
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 31, 2012.
     
10.32
Revolving Credit/Strategic Cooperation Agreement, dated as of August 22, 2012, by and among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (solely for purposes of provisions specified thereto), Fenwick Automotive Products Limited and Wanxiang America Corporation
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 28, 2012.
     
10.33
Guaranty, dated as of August 22, 2012, by Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. for the benefit of Wanxiang America Corporation
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 28, 2012.
     
10.34
Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, dated as of August 22, 2012, issued by Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. to Wanxiang America Corporation
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 28, 2012.
     
10.35
Third Amendment and Waiver to the Financing Agreement, dated as of August 22, 2012, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 28, 2012.
     
10.36
Amendment No. 2 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 22, 2012, by and among Fenwick Automotive Products Limited, Introcan Inc., Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as lead arranger, and M&T Bank, as administrative agent and a lender
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 28, 2012.
     
10.37
Stock Repurchase Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2012, by and among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., Mel Marks and Melmarks Enterprises LLLP
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 6, 2012.
     
10.38
Fourth Amendment to Financing Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2012, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 6, 2012.
 
Number 
Description of Exhibit  
Method of Filing
     
10.39
Option Purchase Agreement, dated as of January 16, 2013, by and between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and Selwyn Joffe
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 17, 2013.
     
10.40
Fifth Amendment to Financing Agreement, dated as of January 16, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 17, 2013.
     
10.41
Amendment No. 3 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of February 13, 2013, by and among Fenwick Automotive Products Limited, Introcan Inc., Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as lead arranger, and M&T Bank, as administrative agent and a lender
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 20, 2013.
     
10.42
Mel Marks Agreement, dated and effective as of March 31, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., Mel Marks and Mel Marks Enterprises LLLP
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 16, 2013.
     
10.43
Sixth Amendment to Financing Agreement, dated as of June 14, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.58 to the 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on June 17, 2013.
     
10.44
Form of Stock Option Notice for use in connection with stock options granted to Selwyn Joffe pursuant to the Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. 2010 Incentive Award Plan
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 12, 2013.
     
10.45
Form of Stock Option Agreement for use in connection with stock options granted to Selwyn Joffe pursuant to the Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. 2010 Incentive Award Plan
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 12, 2013.
     
10.46
Seventh Amendment to the Financing Agreement, dated as of August 26, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 30, 2013.
 
Number
Description of Exhibit
Method of Filing
     
10.47
Option Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 9, 2013, by and between Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and Selwyn Joffe
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 10, 2013.
     
10.48
Eighth Amendment to the Financing Agreement, dated as of October 9, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 10, 2013.
     
10.49
Ninth Amendment and Waiver to the Financing Agreement, dated as of November 6, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 12, 2013.
     
10.50
Amended and Restated Financing Agreement, dated as of November 6, 2013, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Amended Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A filed on February 10, 2014.
     
10.51
Third Amendment to Amended and Restated Financing Agreement, dated as of December 11, 2014, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 12, 2014.
     
10.52
Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Financing Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2015, among Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., each lender from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2015.
     
14.1
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as amended, effective January 15, 2015
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 14.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 20, 2015.
     
List of Subsidiaries
Filed herewith.
     
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm Ernst & Young LLP
Filed herewith.
 
Number
Description of Exhibit
Method of Filing
     
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
Filed herewith.
     
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
Filed herewith.
     
Certification of Chief Accounting Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
Filed herewith.
     
Certifications of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
Filed herewith.
     
101.1
The following financial information from Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”) and furnished electronically herewith: (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) the Consolidated Statements of Operations; (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss), (iv) the Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity; (v) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (vi) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Filed herewith.
 

*
Portions of this exhibit have been granted confidential treatment by the SEC.
 
SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 15(d) 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.

 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.
 
       
Dated: June 15, 2015
By:
/s/ David Lee
 
   
David Lee
 
   
Chief Financial Officer
 
       
Dated: June 15, 2015
By:
/s/ Kevin Daly
 
   
Kevin Daly
 
   
Chief Accounting Officer
 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this Report on Form 10-K has been signed by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

/s/ Selwyn Joffe
 
Chief Executive Officer and Director
 
June 15, 2015
Selwyn Joffe
  (Principal Executive Officer)    
 
/s/ David Lee
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
June 15, 2015
David Lee
 
(Principal Financial Officer)
   
 
/s/ Kevin Daly
 
Chief Accounting Officer
 
June 15, 2015
Kevin Daly
 
(Principal Accounting Officer)
   
 
/s/ Mel Marks
 
Director
 
June 15, 2015
Mel Marks
       
 
/s/ Scott Adelson
 
Director
 
June 15, 2015
Scott Adelson
       
 
/s/ Rudolph Borneo
 
Director
 
June 15, 2015
Rudolph Borneo        
 
/s/ Philip Gay
 
Director
 
June 15, 2015
Philip Gay
       
 
/s/ Duane Miller
 
Director
 
June 15, 2015
Duane Miller
       
 
/s/ Jeffrey Mirvis
 
Director
 
June 15, 2015
Jeffrey Mirvis
 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.
AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONTENTS

 
Page  
Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
55
Consolidated Balance Sheets
F-1
Consolidated Statements of Operations
F-2
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
F-3
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity
F-4
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
F-5
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
F-6
Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
S-1
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.

We have audited Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2015 based on criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework) (the COSO criteria). Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries’ management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2015, based on COSO criteria.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries as of March 31, 2015 and 2014, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income (loss), shareholders' equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2015 and our report dated June 15, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion.

 
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
   
Los Angeles, California
 
June 15, 2015
 
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of March 31, 2015 and 2014, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income (loss), shareholders' equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2015. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the index at Item 15(a)(2). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries at March 31, 2015 and 2014, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2015, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein.
 
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.'s internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2015, based on criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework) and our report dated June 15, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

 
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
   
Los Angeles, California
 
June 15, 2015
 
 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
March 31,

   
2015
   
2014
 
ASSETS
       
Current assets:
       
Cash
 
$
61,230,000
   
$
24,599,000
 
Short-term investments
   
699,000
     
521,000
 
Accounts receivable — net
   
24,799,000
     
22,283,000
 
Inventory— net
   
56,829,000
     
47,246,000
 
Inventory unreturned
   
7,833,000
     
7,534,000
 
Deferred income taxes
   
22,998,000
     
18,767,000
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
   
7,407,000
     
4,316,000
 
Total current assets
   
181,795,000
     
125,266,000
 
Plant and equipment — net
   
12,535,000
     
11,025,000
 
Long-term core inventory — net
   
188,950,000
     
143,476,000
 
Long-term core inventory deposits
   
31,571,000
     
29,375,000
 
Long-term deferred income taxes
   
261,000
     
2,614,000
 
Intangible assets — net
   
2,574,000
     
3,244,000
 
Other assets
   
4,074,000
     
3,853,000
 
TOTAL ASSETS
 
$
421,760,000
   
$
318,853,000
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS'  EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
 
$
61,893,000
   
$
59,509,000
 
Accrued liabilities
   
10,096,000
     
8,316,000
 
Customer finished goods returns accrual
   
19,678,000
     
16,251,000
 
Accrued core payment
   
13,190,000
     
-
 
Revolving loan
   
-
     
10,000,000
 
Other current liabilities
   
2,471,000
     
1,270,000
 
Current portion of term loan
   
7,843,000
     
7,843,000
 
Total current liabilities
   
115,171,000
     
103,189,000
 
Term loan, less current portion
   
72,258,000
     
79,434,000
 
Deferred core revenue
   
-
     
15,065,000
 
Long-term accrued core payment
   
23,880,000
     
-
 
Other liabilities
   
20,248,000
     
11,529,000
 
Total liabilities
   
231,557,000
     
209,217,000
 
Commitments and contingencies
               
Shareholders' equity:
               
Preferred stock; par value $.01 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued
   
-
     
-
 
Series A junior participating preferred stock; par value $.01 per share, 20,000 shares authorized; none issued
   
-
     
-
 
Common stock; par value $.01 per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 17,974,598 and 15,067,645 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively
   
180,000
     
151,000
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
191,279,000
     
120,553,000
 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
   
(2,518,000
)
   
(877,000
)
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)
   
1,262,000
     
(10,191,000
)
Total shareholders' equity
   
190,203,000
     
109,636,000
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
$
421,760,000
   
$
318,853,000
 

The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part hereof.
 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Years Ended March 31,
 
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
             
Net sales
 
$
301,711,000
   
$
258,669,000
   
$
213,151,000
 
Cost of goods sold
   
220,138,000
     
177,103,000
     
143,810,000
 
Gross profit
   
81,573,000
     
81,566,000
     
69,341,000
 
Operating expenses:
                       
General and administrative
   
37,863,000
     
39,684,000
     
25,807,000
 
Sales and marketing
   
7,851,000
     
7,838,000
     
7,290,000
 
Research and development
   
2,273,000
     
1,940,000
     
1,930,000
 
Total operating expenses
   
47,987,000
     
49,462,000
     
35,027,000
 
Operating income
   
33,586,000
     
32,104,000
     
34,314,000
 
Interest expense, net
   
13,065,000
     
18,289,000
     
12,324,000
 
Income from continuing operations before income tax expense
   
20,521,000
     
13,815,000
     
21,990,000
 
Income tax expense
   
9,068,000
     
7,333,000
     
7,432,000
 
Income from continuing operations
   
11,453,000
     
6,482,000
     
14,558,000
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
   
-
     
100,877,000
     
(106,069,000
)
                         
Net income (loss)
 
$
11,453,000
   
$
107,359,000
   
$
(91,511,000
)
                         
Basic net income per share from continuing operations
 
$
0.68
   
$
0.45
   
$
1.01
 
Basic net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations
   
-
     
6.89
     
(7.40
)
Basic net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.68
   
$
7.34
   
$
(6.39
)
                         
Diluted net income per share from continuing operations
 
$
0.65
   
$
0.42
   
$
1.01
 
Diluted net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations
   
-
     
6.59
     
(7.37
)
Diluted net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.65
   
$
7.01
   
$
(6.36
)
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
                       
Basic
   
16,734,539
     
14,633,946
     
14,327,310
 
Diluted
   
17,605,940
     
15,317,931
     
14,385,515
 
 
The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part hereof.
 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Years Ended March 31,

   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
             
Net income (loss)
 
$
11,453,000
   
$
107,359,000
   
$
(91,511,000
)
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
                       
Unrealized gain on short-term investments (net of tax of $16,000, $22,000, and $11,000, respectively)
   
24,000
     
34,000
     
162,000
 
Foreign currency translation loss
   
(1,665,000
)
   
(65,000
)
   
(124,000
)
Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax
   
(1,641,000
)
   
(31,000
)
   
38,000
 
                         
Comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
9,812,000
   
$
107,328,000
   
$
(91,473,000
)

The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part hereof.
 
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity
For the Years Ended March 31,

   
Common Stock
   
Treasury Stock
                     
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Additional Paid-in Capital Common Stock
   
Additional Paid-in Capital Warrants
   
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
   
Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit)
   
Total
 
                                     
Balance at March 31, 2012
   
12,533,821
   
$
125,000
     
(14,400
)
 
$
(89,000
)
 
$
98,627,000
   
$
1,879,000
   
$
(884,000
)
 
$
(26,039,000
)
 
$
73,619,000
 
                                                                         
Compensation recognized under employee stock plans
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
752,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
752,000
 
Common stock issued under stock plans, net of shares withheld for employee taxes
   
52,530
     
1,000
                     
241,000
                             
242,000
 
Repurchase of options granted
                                   
(455,000
)
                           
(455,000
)
Tax benefit from employee stock options exercised
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
101,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
101,000
 
Expired unexercised warrants
                                   
1,879,000
     
(1,879,000
)
                   
-
 
Repurchase of common stock including fees
                   
(52,947
)
   
(300,000
)
                                   
(300,000
)
Cancellation of treasury stock
   
(67,347
)
   
(1,000
)
   
67,347
     
389,000
     
(388,000
)
                           
-
 
Common stock issued in connection with PIPE
   
1,936,000
     
20,000
     
-
     
-
     
14,985,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
15,005,000
 
Stock issuance costs
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(1,034,000
)
   
-
                     
(1,034,000
)
Common stock issued in lieu of cash for PIPE liquidated damages
   
5,975
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
29,000
                             
29,000
 
Unrealized gain on investments, net of tax
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
162,000
     
-
     
162,000
 
Foreign currency translation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(124,000
)
   
-
     
(124,000
)
Net loss
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(91,511,000
)
   
(91,511,000
)
                                                                         
Balance at March 31, 2013
   
14,460,979
   
$
145,000
     
-
   
$
-
   
$
114,737,000
   
$
-
   
$
(846,000
)
 
$
(117,550,000
)
 
$
(3,514,000
)
                                                                         
Compensation recognized under employee stock plans
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
969,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
969,000
 
Common stock issued under stock plans, net of shares withheld for employee taxes
   
606,666
     
6,000
                     
5,760,000
                             
5,766,000
 
Repurchase of options granted
                                   
(627,000
)
                           
(627,000
)
Tax benefit from employee stock options exercised
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(286,000
)
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
(286,000
)
Unrealized gain on investments, net of tax
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
34,000
     
-
     
34,000
 
Foreign currency translation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(65,000
)
   
-
     
(65,000
)
Net income
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
107,359,000
     
107,359,000
 
                                                                         
Balance at March 31, 2014
   
15,067,645
   
$
151,000
     
-
   
$
-
   
$
120,553,000
   
$
-
   
$
(877,000
)
 
$
(10,191,000
)
 
$
109,636,000
 
                                                                         
Compensation recognized under employee stock plans
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
2,210,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
2,210,000
 
Common stock issued under stock plans, net of shares withheld for employee taxes
   
123,734
     
1,000
                     
1,246,000
                             
1,247,000
 
Issuance of common stock upon vesting of RSUs,net of shares withheld for employee taxes
   
23,219
     
-
                     
(806,000
)
                           
(806,000
)
Tax benefit from employee stock options exercised
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
1,131,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
1,131,000
 
Common stock issued in connection with public offering
   
2,760,000
     
28,000
     
-
     
-
     
71,732,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
71,760,000
 
Stock issuance costs
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(4,787,000
)
   
-
                     
(4,787,000
)
Unrealized gain on investments, net of tax
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
24,000
     
-
     
24,000
 
Foreign currency translation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(1,665,000
)
   
-
     
(1,665,000
)
Net income
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
11,453,000
     
11,453,000
 
                                                                         
Balance at March 31, 2015
   
17,974,598
   
$
180,000
     
-
   
$
-
   
$
191,279,000
   
$
-
   
$
(2,518,000
)
 
$
1,262,000
   
$
190,203,000
 

The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part hereof.
 

MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Years Ended March 31,