United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, DC 20549

 


Form 10-K

 

x Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012

OR

¨ Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Commission file number: 000-31279

 

OurPet’s Company

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 


 

Colorado

34-1480558

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

1300 East Street, Fairport Harbor, OH

44077

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

 

Issuer’s telephone number: (440) 354-6500

 

Securities registered under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act: None

 

Securities registered under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act: Common Stock, no par value

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  ¨  Yes    x  No

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.  ¨  Yes    x  No

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  x

 

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

 

Large Accelerated Filer  ¨

 

Accelerated Filer  ¨

Non-Accelerated Filer  ¨

 

Smaller Reporting Company  x

 

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

 

Registrant’s revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 were $20,160,751. The aggregate market value of the common stock of the registrant, no par value per share (the “Common Stock”), held by non-affiliates of registrant was $3,531,094 as of March 15, 2013. As of March 15, 2013, the registrant had outstanding 15,883,560 shares of Common Stock.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference.

 

Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting of shareholders of OurPet’s Company are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.

 

www.ourpets.com  

 

 

 

 

OURPET’S COMPANY

 

FORM 10-K

 

For The Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2012

 

INDEX

 

 

 

Page

PART I

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Business

3

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

5

 

 

 

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments

7

 

 

 

Item 2.

Properties

7

 

 

 

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings

7

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

8

 

 

 

PART II

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

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

8

 

 

 

Item 6

Selected Financial Data

8

 

 

 

Item 7.

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

9

 

 

 

Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

17

 

 

 

Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

17

 

 

 

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures

17

 

 

 

Item 9B.

Other Information

18

 

 

 

PART III

 

 

 

 

 

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

18

 

 

 

Item 11.

Executive Compensation

18

 

 

 

Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

18

 

 

 

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

18

 

 

 

Item 14.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

18

 

 

 

PART IV

 

 

 

 

 

Item 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

19

 

 

 

 

Signatures

24

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 11

46

 

 

 

 

Certifications

47

 

2

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This report on the Form 10-K (this “Report”) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), including, without limitation, statements regarding our cash needs and ability to fund our requirements, building of our market presence and ability to succeed as planned and our ability to successfully obtain and protect our patents. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. See “Item 1A. Risk Factors” for a discussion of these risks. When used in this Report, statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “anticipates”, “plans”, “intends”, “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Report. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

 

Introductory Note

 

OurPet’s Company, a Colorado corporation, is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing various proprietary products for the retail pet business. As used herein, the terms “OurPet’s,” “we,” “us,” and “our” include each of our subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

PART I

 

Item 1. Business.

 

Our management originally founded Napro, Inc. (“Napro”), an Ohio corporation, in 1985 as an enterprise for launching new ventures and acquiring companies in various lines of business. In 1996, Napro formed a wholly owned Ohio subsidiary, Virtu Company (“Virtu”), to market proprietary products to the retail pet business under the OurPet’s® label. Napro then changed its name to OurPet’s Company effective March 19, 1998. On July 16, 1998, Manticus, Inc. (“Manticus”), a Colorado corporation, obtained all of the outstanding shares of OurPet’s/Napro in exchange for 8,000,000 shares of Manticus common stock. After the transaction, the former holders of OurPet’s/Napro shares owned approximately 89% of Manticus’ shares. Effective August 10, 1998, OurPet’s/Napro was merged into Manticus and ceased to exist. Prior to this merger no affiliation or other relationship existed between Manticus and us or our shareholders. Operations for the newly merged entity were, and continue to be, conducted in Ohio. Manticus proceeded to become licensed in the State of Ohio as a foreign corporation, known as OurPet’s Company. Effective October 12, 1998, Manticus’ Articles of Incorporation were amended in the State of Colorado to reflect its new name as OurPet’s Company. After the merger, management of the former OurPet’s/Napro assumed management of the surviving company. In January 2006, OurPet’s purchased substantially all the assets of PetZone, a competitor that manufactured and distributed cat, dog and bird feeders, storage bins, and cat and dog toys to the pet specialty, mass retailers and grocery chains. In July 2010, OurPet’s purchased substantially all the assets of Cosmic Pet Products, a leading provider of catnip products, cat toys and other cat products such as scratchers and cat treats.

 

We develop and market products for improving the health, safety, comfort, and enjoyment of pets. Our mission is “To Exceed pet and guardian expectations with innovative solutions.” The products sold have increased from the initial “Big Dog Feeder” to approximately 600 products for dogs, cats, domestic and wild birds. Products are marketed under the OurPet’s®, Flappy®, Pet Zone®, SmartScoop®, Ecopure Naturals ®, Play-N-Squeak®, Durapet®, Clipnosis® , Go! Cat!Go!®, and Cosmic Pet® labels to customers, both domestic and foreign. The manufacturing of these products is subcontracted to other entities, both domestic and foreign, based upon price, delivery, and quality.

 

According to the most recent 2011/2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, published by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc.®, approximately 72.9 million U.S. households reported owning a pet with an estimated pet population of 78.2 million dogs, 86.4 million cats, and 16.2 million birds.  According to APPA, total US pet industry sales exceeded $50 billion in 2011. For the same period, US retail sales of pet supplies (OurPet’s segment) totaled $11.1 billion, which represents an increase of 2% over 2010. During the five-year 2007-2011 period, the market grew by 11% representing a compound annual growth rate of 2.6%. Before the “Great Recession of 2008-2009,” annual US pet industry growth was in the range of 4.5-6%. As the economy recovers, Packaged Facts, a provider of authoritative consumer market research, predicts an improving growth trend for pet supplies resulting from pent-up demand. Annual sales growth is predicted at 3% in 2012, climbing to 5% in 2015 and 2016. Compound annual growth rate is projected at 4% during 2011-2016.

 

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

 

We sell our products in the following market segments:

 

Mass retailers—e.g. Wal-Mart

Pet superstores—e.g. PetsMart 

Regional Pet Chains—e.g. Pet Supplies Plus

Pet catalogues—e.g. Drs. Foster & Smith 

Internet—Amazon.com

Clubs—e.g. Costco 

Military Exchange chains—e.g. AAFES

Grocery chains—e.g., Kroger 

Pet food manufacturers—e.g., Ralston Purina

Pet distributors—e.g. Bradley Caldwell 

International customers—e.g., Pet’s at Home

 

The companies listed above are intended to serve as examples only. As a standard industry practice, price lists are provided to distributors, who in turn place products with retailers. Larger retailers with a national presence will generally order product directly from us pursuant to the price list and subject to negotiated additional terms, if any. With the exception of a written price list, many of the arrangements with retailers or distributors are verbal and written contracts often do not exist. Customers submit their own standard purchase orders based on our current price list. Even the larger retailers, which might have written contracts with us, are under no obligation to purchase specific product from us. While all of the above companies may currently buy product from OurPet’s, none of these customers are under any contractual obligation to purchase a specific volume of product or to continue making any purchases in the future. We currently have approximately 400 customers to whom we sell products, with the total number and identity of our customers changing from time to time. With the exception of Wal-Mart, none of our customers account for 10% or more of our sales. For the year ended December 31, 2012, $3,721,860 (18.5%) of our revenue was derived from Wal-Mart.

 

We currently market products, such as: dog, cat, and bird feeders; dog and cat toys; cat and dog waste management products; catnip products; and natural, nutritional pet supplements and topical products. We conduct our marketing and sales activities through 14 employees and 22 independent sales agents. Domestic independent sales agents are paid commissions, which range from 3% to 10% of net sales to customers.

 

Our marketing strategies include, among others: trade shows; customer visitation; social media; telemarketing; direct mail; trade journal advertising; product sampling programs; and customer support programs, such as advertising and promotional allowances.

 

We are one of many companies in the accessory and consumable pet products market with no measurable percentage of that market. Our competition in the healthy feeding systems, interactive toys, and healthy consumable products markets are both domestic and foreign companies, many of whom manufacture their products in low cost areas such as India, the Far East, and Mexico.

 

Most of our products are proprietary and we have been granted or assigned 86 United States and international patents for dog and cat feeders and have 60 United States and international patents pending for cat and dog toys, dog feeders and natural and nutritional pet supplements and treats. We registered our logo, “OurPet’s”, as a registered trademark. To protect our trade names we obtained 61 additional trademark registrations and applied for 11 trademark registrations, which are still pending.

 

As of March 15, 2013, we had a total of 55 employees, 47 being full time employees consisting of 4 officers; 12 employees in sales and marketing; 3 employees in business & product development; 4 employees in finance and administration; 1 employee in IT; 6 employees in operations; and a combined 17 full time and 8 part time employees in production, warehousing and shipping at our Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and Mentor, Ohio, facilities. Most of our manufacturing is subcontracted to outside vendors. However, we do perform some light manufacturing at our Mentor, Ohio, facility for the production of catnip products. None of our employees are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, and we have not experienced any work stoppages, nor to our knowledge, are any threatened.

 

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We conduct our own research and development activities and also use outside sources to perform specific projects such as engineering drawings and prototype models. Research and development costs are charged to expenses as incurred, and totaled $226,307 for the year ended December 31, 2012 and $237,094 for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

An investment in our common stock involves a substantial degree of risk. Before making an investment decision, you should give careful consideration to the following risk factors in addition to the other information contained in this report. The following risk factors, however, may not reflect all of the risks associated with our business or an investment in our common stock.

 

We are still building our market presence and are subject to substantial competition that could inhibit our ability to succeed as planned.

 

We are one of many companies in the pet product market with no measurable percentage of that market. We are still building our market presence as we compete with domestic and foreign companies, who also manufacture their products in low cost areas such as Mexico, India, and the Far East. Any reputation that we may successfully gain with retailers for quality product does not necessarily translate into name recognition or increased market share with the end consumer. Our products may not be well received by the pet owners, or other companies may surpass us in product innovations. Certain retailers have been adversely impacted by economic conditions causing them to file for bankruptcy protection. This could adversely affect our sales if this trend continues or these retailers are unable to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

  

Financing may not be available when required by us.

 

We may need financing for working capital, new product launches, warehouse equipment, research and development of new products, strategic acquisitions, and molds and tooling to produce new products. If the financial resources are not available when needed or are not available on affordable terms, then our ability to fund operations will be hampered.

 

The loss of key personnel could adversely affect our operations.

 

We are and will continue to be dependent on our key management personnel: Dr. Steven Tsengas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; John M. Silvestri, President and Chief Operating Officer; Konstantine S. Tsengas, Vice President of Operations and Secretary; and Scott R. Mendes, Chief Financial Officer. The loss of one or more of these individuals could have a material adverse effect on our business and operations. In addition, we will need to attract and retain other qualified individuals to satisfy our personnel needs. We may not succeed in retaining our key management personnel or in attracting and retaining new employees.

 

The inability to successfully obtain or protect our patents could harm our competitive advantage.

 

Our success will depend, in part, on our ability to maintain protection for our products under United States patent laws, to preserve our trade secrets, and to operate without infringing the proprietary rights of third parties. We have 86 issued or assigned U.S. and international patents. The issuance of a patent, however, is not conclusive as to its validity, scope, or enforceability, and competitors might successfully challenge the validity, scope. or enforceability of any issued patents should we try to enforce them. Furthermore, unauthorized parties may attempt to copy or otherwise obtain and use our patented products. Identifying unauthorized use of our intellectual property is difficult because we may be unable to monitor the processes and materials employed by other parties. Plus the end products of our proprietary technology may be commodities from which it would be difficult to ascertain the methods or materials used in their manufacture. We cannot be certain that the steps we have taken will prevent unauthorized use of our technology, particularly in foreign countries where enforcement of intellectual property rights is more difficult than in the United States. We also have 60 U.S. and international patent applications pending. Patent applications may not successfully result in an issued patent. Issued patents are still subject to challenges and infringements. If we fail to obtain or protect our patents, our competitive advantage may be harmed.

 

Our ability to compete may decline if we are required to enforce or defend our intellectual property rights through costly litigation or administrative proceedings. 

 

On February 16, 2011 we settled a litigation filed against us by a competitor that alleged we infringed upon certain patents for self-cleaning litter boxes. If we had not been successful in defending this litigation and settling it, we would not have been able to sell our SmartScoop™ self-scooping cat litter box. Plus we could have incurred costs for damages paid to our competitor and for the write-off of our product development and tooling costs for our product. While we were successful in defending against this litigation, the cost of our defense has had a negative impact on our profitability. Overall, proceedings to enforce or defend our intellectual property rights could result in substantial costs, even if the eventual outcomes are favorable to us. These additional costs would divert both funds and other resources from our business objectives. If the outcome of any such proceedings is unfavorable and competitors are able to use our patented products without payment to us, our ability to compete effectively could be harmed.

 

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Many competitors who have greater resources and experience than we do may develop patented products that make ours obsolete.

 

We face intense competition in our business and many of these competitors have significantly greater financial and human resources than we do. Our future success will depend on our ability to maintain a competitive position with respect to technological advances. Our competitors may develop patented products that are superior alternatives to ours, thereby rendering our products obsolete. If that happens, we may need to license these technologies; and we may not be able to obtain licenses on reasonable terms, if at all, which could cause harm to our business.

 

The exercise of too many warrants and stock options would dilute the value of the Common Stock and stockholder voting power.

 

We currently have 15,883,560 shares of Common Stock outstanding which could be diluted by the following potential issuances of Common Stock. As of December 31, 2012, we had outstanding 189,616 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock (“Preferred Stock”) convertible into 1,896,160 shares of Common Stock at conversion rates of $1.00 per share for 66,000 shares of Preferred Stock and $.70 per share for 123,616 shares of Preferred Stock. Also as of December 31, 2012, we had outstanding 5,462,762 warrants to purchase an aggregate of 5,462,762 shares of Common Stock at exercise prices ranging from $0.326 to $0.988 per share and options to purchase an aggregate of 1,813,208 shares of Common Stock at exercise prices ranging from $0.222 to $0.980 per share. We have reserved an aggregate of 2,459,500 shares of Common Stock for issuance under the 1999 Stock Option Plan and the 2008 Stock Option Plan as of the date of this report. In addition, the exercise of such warrants and options could have a material adverse effect on the future market price of, and liquidity in the market for, shares of Common Stock trading in the over-the-counter market. Further, while these warrants and options are outstanding, our ability to obtain additional financing on favorable terms may be adversely affected.

 

Resale of our securities is and will continue to be subject to restrictions.

 

Our securities are subject to Rule 15g-9 under the Exchange Act, which imposes additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers that sell securities to persons other than established customers and “accredited investors” (generally, individuals with a net worth in excess of $1,000,000 or an annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 together with their spouse). For transactions covered by such rule, a broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written consent to the transaction prior to the sale. Consequently, this rule may adversely affect the ability of broker-dealers to sell our securities and may adversely affect the ability of the holders of our securities to sell such securities in the secondary market.

 

SEC regulations define a “penny stock” to be any non-NASDAQ equity security that has a market price (as therein defined) of less than $5.00 per share or with an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions. Prior to any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, SEC rules require delivery of a disclosure schedule prepared by the broker-dealer relating to the penny stock market. Disclosure is also required to be made about commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative and about current quotations for the securities. Finally, monthly statements are required to be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks.

 

Possible Volatility of Market Price of Common Stock.

 

The market price of our securities, like that of many other emerging companies, has been highly volatile, experiencing wide fluctuations not necessarily related to the operating performance of such companies. Factors such as our operating results, announcements by us or our competitors concerning innovations, and new products or systems may have a significant impact on the market price of our securities. In addition, we have experienced and expect to continue experiencing limited trading volume in our Common Stock.

 

We may experience impairment charges of our goodwill and other intangible assets.

 

We are required to evaluate goodwill and other intangible assets for impairment at least annually, and between annual tests if events or circumstances warrant such a test. These events or circumstances could include a significant long-term adverse change in the business climate, poor indicators of operating performance, or a sale or disposition of a significant area of business. For any of the goodwill or intangible assets, if we determine that the fair value is less than the carrying value, an impairment loss will be recorded in our statement of operations. The determination of fair value is a highly subjective exercise and can produce significantly different results based on the assumptions used and methodologies employed. If our projected long term sales growth rate, profit margins, or terminal growth rate are considerably lower and/or the assumed weighted-average cost of capital is considerably higher, future testing may indicate impairment. We would then have to record a non-cash impairment loss in our statement of operations. See notes to the consolidated financial statements included in this annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

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Our officers and directors own a controlling interest in our stock and investors have a limited voice in our management.

 

The Company’s executive officers and directors and their affiliates together control more than 60% of the Company’s voting shares outstanding. As a result, these stockholders, if they act together, will be able to control all matters requiring the Company’s stockholders’ approval, including the election of directors and approval of significant corporate transactions. This concentration of ownership may delay, prevent or deter a change in control, and could deprive the company’s stockholders of an opportunity to receive a premium for their common stock as part of a sale of the Company or its assets.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments - None

 

Item 2. Properties.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We believe these facilities will provide adequate warehouse and office space to meet our needs for the foreseeable future. Any longer-range future growth can be accommodated by expanding these facilities or leasing nearby space. In the opinion of our management, all of the properties described here are adequately covered by insurance and such coverage is in accordance with the requirements contained in our various debt agreements.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

 

On January 23, 2012, we received a Notice of Impending Legal Action by Law Enforcement from the Office of the District Attorney for the County of Solano, California, in connection with our waste management PIK-Up Bags. The notice cited a violation of California Public Resources Code 42357(b) which prohibits any person from selling any plastic bag in the State of California that claims to be “biodegradable, ”degradable,” or “decomposable,” if it does not break down, fragment, biodegrade, or decompose in a landfill or other environment. While our “PIK-up bags” packaging stated they were biodegradable “except as defined by the State of California,” we were required to cease selling such product in the State of California. We may also be subject to financial penalties as a result of this violation; however, because the matter is still pending with the district attorney, we remain unable to quantify what the penalties may be at this time. We continue to cooperate with the State of California and do not have any reason to believe that this action will result in any judgments or fines against OurPet’s that would have a material adverse effect or impact in our financial position, liquidity, or results of operation.

 

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

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures - None

 

PART II

 

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

 

Our Common Stock has been quoted on the Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board Market under the symbol “OPCO” since December 13, 2001. The following table sets forth, for each of the quarters indicated, the high and low bid quotations per share of Common Stock in the over-the-counter market (source, the Nasdaq Stock Chart). The bid quotations in the over-the-counter market represent prices between securities dealers, do not include retail markups, markdowns, or commissions and may not represent actual transactions.

  

Quarter Ended

 

High

 

 

Low

 

March 31, 2011

 

 

1.00

 

 

 

0.76

 

June 30, 2011

 

 

0.85

 

 

 

0.70

 

September 30, 2011

 

 

0.80

 

 

 

0.60

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

0.69

 

 

 

0.32

 

March 31, 2012

 

 

0.59

 

 

 

0.40

 

June 30, 2012

 

 

0.54

 

 

 

0.36

 

September 30, 2012

 

 

0.59

 

 

 

0.40

 

December 31, 2012

 

 

0.45

 

 

 

0.35

 

 

As of March 15, 2013, we had approximately 302 holders of record of our Common Stock.

 

Each share of Common Stock has an equal right to receive dividends when and if the Board of Directors decides to declare a dividend after payment of any accrued dividends on the Preferred Stock. We have never paid any cash dividends nor do we intend, in the foreseeable future, to make any cash distributions to our common stockholders as dividends. We cannot currently distribute cash dividends to common stockholders without violating our loan agreement with our bank.

 

There are no conversion rights or redemption or sinking fund provisions with respect to the Common Stock. All of the outstanding shares of Common Stock are fully paid and non-assessable.

 

On January 28, 2010 and February 1, 2010, OurPet’s sold an aggregate of 123,616 shares of its Series 2009 Preferred Stock in a private placement to a total of 15 accredited investors. All shares in the private placement were sold at a price of $7.00 a share for a total of $865,312. Payment for the shares comprised of $595,000 in cash and $270,312 in converted debt (including accrued interest). All were previously reported in Form 8-K filed February 2, 2010 except for 6,572 shares totaling $46,004 purchased by two additional accredited investors on February 1, 2010. All shares are convertible at any time into Common Stock shares at a conversion price of $.70/common share, subject to adjustment for stock splits, combinations and similar transactions. All shares receive a 6% ($.42) cash dividend payable on December 1st of each year provided that payment may be deferred if necessary for our compliance with our loan covenants. We have the limited right to convert the shares into Common Stock at any time after the trading price of our Common Stock reaches $1.50 per share for twenty (20) consecutive days. In accordance with the above provisions, in December 2012 and 2011 the Company paid $51,919 in cash dividends to holders of this Series 2009 Preferred Stock.

 

The shares sold were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), in reliance on the private offering exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Act and Rule 506 of Regulation D of the rules promulgated under the Act. We did not utilize an underwriter or placement agent in connection with the private placement.  

  

Item 6. Selected Financial Data.

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

This discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements, notes, and tables included elsewhere in this Form 10-K. Management’s discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that are provided to assist in the understanding of anticipated future performance. However, future performance involves risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. See “Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

Overview

 

OurPet’s develops, designs, produces, and markets a broad line of consumer brands containing innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products. These products form our portfolio of brands, including: Play-N-Squeak® www.playnsqueak.com; SmartScoop® www.smartscoop.com; ecoPure Naturals® www.ecopurenaturals.com; Flappy® Dog Toys www.flappydogtoys.com; Go! Cat Go®! cat toys; Cosmic Pet® cat products; Durapet® premium stainless steel bowls; and Pet Zone® dog waste management products, wild bird feeders, dog houses, and a variety of raised feeders. These products are manufactured by domestic and foreign subcontractors and then sold by us to retailers and distributors who then sell the products to the end consumer.

 

Consolidated net revenue for 2012 was $20,160,751, an increase of approximately 2.5% in revenue from $19,667,134 in 2011. This increase resulted from increased sales to national chain customers, regional chain customers, and E-Commerce customers. Cosmic Pet product sales increased by approximately $611,000 over 2011 Cosmic Pet product sales.

 

Cost of goods sold decreased by a net of $97,466, or 0.7%, from $15,027,238 in 2011 to $14,929,772 in 2012. Our variable and fixed warehouse and overhead costs decreased by approximately $263,000, or 7.4%, from the comparable twelve months in 2011. Gross profit margin increased by a net of 2.3% to 25.9% in 2012 from 23.6% in 2011.

 

Selling, general and administrative (“S, G & A”) expenses in 2012 were $4,818,464, an increase of 12.9%, or $548,765, from $4,269,699 in 2011

 

Interest expense for 2012 was $158,269, a decrease of $18,760, or 10.6%, from $177,029 in 2011. Income tax expense in 2012 decreased to $58,298 from $95,334 in 2011. Net income increased by $72,066, from $120,674 in 2011 to $192,740 in 2012.

 

During 2012, we had a net decrease of $826,932 in borrowings from our line of credit facilities with our bank under which we can borrow up to $5,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. At December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 we had balances of $2,259,032 and $3,085,964, respectively, under the line of credit with our bank at an interest rate of prime plus .5%.

 

On March 26, 2012, our bank amended how we calculate the debt service coverage ratio for the reporting periods ending March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012. At December 31, 2012, the Company was in compliance with all bank financial covenants.

 

The following summarizes our financing activities in 2012:

 

·

On November 8, 2012, the Company received $350,000 in funds and issued $350,000 of subordinated notes to four parties. The notes have a three year term, accrue interest at a variable rate of prime plus three percent (currently 6.25%), and are payable with accrued interest on November 8, 2015.

 

·

On December 7, 2012, the Company entered into a Business Loan Agreement and into an Amendment to the Note related to OurPet’s current $5,000,000 revolving credit facility with its lender, FirstMerit Bank. Pursuant to the Business Loan Agreement and the Amended Note, the credit facility was extended to June 30, 2014 at an interest rate of prime plus .5%.

 

·

On December 7, 2012, the Company obtained a new $500,000 loan from FirstMerit Bank. Of these proceeds, $116,983 was used to pay off the remaining balance of the $500,000 term loan obtained on July 16, 2010. This new loan is payable over a three year term starting in January 2013 in equal monthly principal installments of $13,888 plus accrued interest at a fixed interest rate of 5.45%.

 

Our short-term and long-term liquidity will continue to depend on our ability to achieve cash-flow break even on our operations and to increase sales of our products. In 2012, we funded our operating cash requirements primarily through inventory reductions and net income. In 2013, we should be able to fund our operating cash requirements through net income and working capital lines of credit. Based on our bank’s amended loan covenants we expect to comply with the debt service coverage ratio and tangible net worth required by our bank to maintain our line of credit through the end of 2013.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our operating activities provide cash from the sale of our products to customers with the principal use of cash being for the payments to suppliers that manufacture our products and for freight charges for shipments to our warehouse and to our customers. Our investing activities use cash mostly for the acquisition of equipment such as tooling, computers, and software. Our financing activities provide cash, if needed, under our lines of credit with our bank that had approximately $1,310,569 in available funds at December 31, 2012 based upon the balance of accounts receivable and inventories at that date.

  

As of December 31, 2012, we had $3,713,713 in principal amount of indebtedness consisting of:

  

Bank line of credit - $5,000,000

 

Prime plus .5%

 

$

2,259,032

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank term note ($500,000 original balance)

 

5.45%

 

 

500,000

 

Ohio 166 note ( $225,000 original balance)

 

3.25%

 

 

175,488

 

Contributor notes payable

 

Prime plus 3% and 5%

 

 

650,000

 

Capitalized Lease

 

11.88%

 

 

29,193

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other notes payable

 

Prime plus 3% & 10%

 

 

100,000

 

  

The bank line of credit indebtedness is $2,259,032, which is comprised of a single line of credit under which we can borrow up to a total of $5,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. Total eligible collateral at December 31, 2012 was $3,569,601. The $5,000,000 line of credit is a two year revolver and therefore is classified as a long term liability on our balance sheet. Prior to the quarter ending June 30, 2011, the line of credit had always been a one year agreement and therefore classified as a current liability. Currently the $5,000,000 line of credit has been renewed by the bank through June 30, 2014. Under our agreement with the bank we are required to: (i) maintain a debt service coverage ratio of at least 1.15; (ii) maintain a tangible net worth of no less than $3,000,000 through the quarter ending September 30, 2011, thereafter increasing to $4,500,000 starting with the quarter ending December 31, 2011; and (iii) obtain the bank’s permission to incur additional indebtedness, make any expenditures for property and equipment in excess of $500,000 in any fiscal year, redeem any of our capital stock, or pay cash dividends other than dividends on our Preferred Stock (subject to meeting the debt service coverage ratio).

 

2012 Financing

 

On March 26, 2012, our bank amended how we calculate the debt service coverage ratio for the reporting periods ending March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012. A copy of the “Loan Amendment” was filed as Exhibit 10.66 with the Company’s 10-K as filed on April 4, 2012. At September 30, 2012, we were not in compliance with this covenant and had a debt service coverage ratio of 0.75 (versus the required 1.15) and a tangible net worth of $4,676,948. We received a covenant waiver from our bank for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2012, whereby the bank waived its rights and remedies of our breaches of the covenants described above. A copy of the waiver was attached as Exhibit 10.70 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 14, 2012.

 

On June 11, 2012, the Company entered into a capital lease for equipment purchased in connection with our total warehouse logistics initiatives. This equipment will facilitate wireless connectivity throughout our Fairport Harbor facility. The capital lease is payable in 48 monthly payments of $838 per month from July 2012 through June 2015. As of December 31, 2012, the remaining balance on this capital lease totaled $29,193.

 

On November 8, 2012, the Company received $350,000 in funds and issued $350,000 of subordinated notes to four parties, two of which are affiliated with OurPet’s. The notes have a three year term, accrue interest at a variable rate of prime plus three percent (currently 6.25%), and are payable with accrued interest on November 8, 2015. In connection with these new notes, the Company also issued 350,000 warrants to the loan participants at a ratio of one warrant for each one dollar of funds loaned. The warrants vest immediately, have an exercise price of $.50 per share, and have a five year term expiring on November 8, 2017. A copy of the form of promissory note and form of warrant issued to each party are attached as Exhibits 10.68 and10.69, respectively, to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 14, 2012.

 

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On December 7, 2012, the Company entered into a new Business Loan Agreement and into an Amendment to Note related to OurPet’s current $5,000,000 revolving credit facility with our lender, FirstMerit Bank. Included in the Business Loan Agreement is a modification to the debt service ratio calculation whereby all newly obtained subordinated debt each year can offset unfunded capital expenditures. Pursuant to the Business Loan Agreement and the Amended Note, the credit facility was extended to June 30, 2014 at an interest rate of prime plus .5%. The credit facility and the term loan are collateralized by a security interest in the cash, accounts receivable, inventory and all other property and assets of OurPet’s and Subsidiaries. Steven Tsengas, OurPet’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and his wife, Evangelia Tsengas, have personally guaranteed the repayment of the Credit Facility. In consideration for their guarantees, they were granted 312,500 warrants at an exercise price of $.42/share for the right to purchase OurPet’s Common Stock. The warrants vest immediately and have a five year term. As of December 31, 2012 the interest rate on the Line of Credit was 3.75% and the outstanding balance was $2,259,032. Copies of the Business Loan Agreement and the Amendment to Note were attached as Exhibits 10.71 and 10.72 respectively, to our Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 13, 2012.

 

On December 7, 2012, the Company obtained a new $500,000 loan from our bank. Of these proceeds, $116,983 was used to pay off the remaining balance of the $500,000 term loan obtained on July 16, 2010. This new loan is payable over a three year term beginning in January 2013 in equal monthly principal installments of $13,889 plus accrued interest at a fixed interest rate of 5.45%. This loan was secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks and patents. Steven Tsengas, OurPet’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and his wife provided an unlimited guarantee of the loan and for that guarantee were granted 62,500 warrants exercisable at $.42/share for the right to purchase OurPet’s Common Stock. A copy of the Promissory Note executed in connection with this new term loan was attached as Exhibit 10.73 to our Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 13, 2012.

 

  At December 31, 2012, the Company was in compliance with all bank financial covenants. Our debt service coverage ratio was calculated at 1.44 versus the required 1.15. Our tangible net worth was calculated at $5,199,564 versus the required $4,500,000. We were also in compliance of the bank’s $500,000 maximum capital expenditure covenant as our capital expenditures were approximately $359,000.

 

Bank Loans Prior to 2012

 

On October 2, 2009, we obtained a $800,000 term loan from our bank. The $800,000 term loan was the second of two credit facilities extended to us by our bank in 2009, the other being a renewal of our existing $2,000,000 line of credit through June 30, 2010. The term loan was used to pay down the line of credit by $800,000 from $1,800,000 to $1,000,000. The term loan had a fixed interest rate of 4.61% and was payable monthly over a 3 year period in equal installments of $23,859 including interest. Effective October 2, 2009, the line of credit’s interest rate was reduced to prime plus .5% from prime plus .75%. Both loans were secured by accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks, patents and the personal guarantee of certain stockholders. The $800,000 term loan was paid off in full on September 14, 2012. At December 31, 2011, this loan had an outstanding principal balance of $208,895.

 

 On July 16, 2010, we obtained a $500,000 term loan from our bank. $400,000 of that loan was used to pay off a debt obligation of Cosmic Pet Products, Inc. (“Cosmic Pet”) with the $100,000 balance used to purchase certain Cosmic Pet assets as part of our July 29, 2010 acquisition of Cosmic Pet. The loan was payable in equal monthly installments of $14,817 over a three year term at a fixed interest rate of 4.18%. This loan was secured by accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks, and patents. Steven Tsengas, OurPet’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and his wife provided an unlimited guarantee of the loan and for that guarantee were granted 62,500 warrants exercisable at $.86/share for the right to purchase OurPet’s Common Stock. The warrants have a five year term. Subsequent to their issuance, the warrants have been adjusted to 63,290 warrants exercisable at $.84/share in accordance with the warrants’ anti-dilution provisions. This loan had a principal balance outstanding of $271,802 at December 31, 2011. On December 8, 2012, the remaining $116,983 balance of this loan was paid off with a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of a new $500,000 term loan obtained from our bank that same day.

 

On October 18, 2010, we obtained a $500,000 increase in our line of credit from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000. The increase was used to meet working capital requirements. This increase was secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks, and patents. Steven Tsengas, OurPet’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and his wife have provided an unlimited guarantee of the Loan and for that guarantee were granted 62,500 warrants at $.98/share for the right to purchase OurPet’s Common Stock. The warrants have a five year term. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants have been adjusted to 63,290 warrants exercisable at $.97/share in accordance with the warrant anti-dilution provisions.

 

On November 30, 2010, we obtained a $300,000 short term loan from our bank to fund specific working capital requirements for business growth. This loan provided for interest payments on the principal balance beginning January 1, 2011 with a maturity date of May 1, 2011. This loan was secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks and patents. The interest rate was a variable rate based on our bank’s prime rate plus .50% with the initial prime rate set at 3.25%. The principal amount outstanding at December 31, 2010 was $90,000. This loan was subsequently paid off on June 30, 2011 as part of our renegotiated revolving line of credit. (see June 28, 2011 entry below).

 

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On January 19, 2011, we obtained a $450,000 short term loan from our bank to fund specific working capital requirements related to business growth. The Note matured on July 31, 2011 and provided for interest payments on the principal balance beginning March 1, 2011. This loan was also secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks, and patents. The interest rate was a variable rate based on our Bank’s prime rate plus .50% with the initial prime rate set at 3.25%. This loan was subsequently paid off on June 30, 2011 as part of our renegotiated revolving line of credit. (see June 28, 2011 entry below).

 

On January 24, 2011, we obtained permission from our bank to use both the $300,000 and $450,000 notes for general working capital requirements bringing the total line of credit facility up to $3,250,000. Both of these loans were subsequently paid off on June 30, 2011.

 

On June 28, 2011, we renegotiated our line of credit facility with our bank whereby we could borrow up to $5,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. This represented a $1,750,000 increase in credit availability from the previous $3,250,000 credit facilities, which consisted of a $2,500,000 line of credit and the two short term notes of $300,000 and $450,000 each. The facility was converted into a two year revolving line of credit classified as a long term liability on our balance sheet. On June 30, 2011, we paid off the $750,000 outstanding under the short term notes. At December 31, 2012, we had a balance due under our bank line of credit of $2,259,032 at an interest rate of prime plus .50%. At December 31, 2011, we had a balance due of $3,085,964 under our bank line of credit at the same interest rate of prime plus .50%.

 

Contributor Agreements Prior to 2012

 

In February of 2008, we entered into contribution agreements with six contributors, all of which are affiliated with OurPet’s, pursuant to which each contributor loaned certain funds to us totaling $600,000. We used these funds for expenses related to litigation on certain of our SmartScoop™ products (the “SmartScoop™ Litigation”) and for expenses related to new product development. In consideration for these loans we (a) executed promissory notes due in two years with interest accruing at prime plus 2%, (b) issued warrants for the purchase of 300,000 shares of our Common Stock at a grant price of $0.825 per share and (c) entered into piggyback registration rights agreements with the contributors. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants exercise price was adjusted down to $.50. As of December 31, 2012, they have been adjusted to 306,332 warrants exercisable at $0.490 per share in accordance with the warrant anti-dilution provisions. This $600,000 in loans was paid off in late January 2010 and early February 2010 in conjunction with the above referenced Series 2009 Preferred Stock offering.

 

In June and July of 2008, we entered into additional contribution agreements with the same six contributors pursuant to which each contributor loaned certain funds to us totaling an additional $292,500. We used the funds for additional expenses related to the SmartScoop™ Litigation. In consideration for these loans we (a) executed promissory notes due in three years with interest compounding quarterly at prime plus 2%, (b) issued warrants for the purchase of 146,250 shares of our Common Stock at a grant price of $0.50 per share, (c) issued warrants for the purchase of 292,500 shares of our Common Stock at a grant price of $0.50 per share, which replaced 292,500 of the warrants issued in February of 2008 and (d) entered into piggyback registration rights agreements with the contributors. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants have been adjusted to 455,664 warrants exercisable at $0.490 per share in accordance with the warrant anti-dilution provisions. The $292,500 in loans was paid off in June and July 2011.

 

In July and August of 2008, we entered into additional contribution agreements with two other contributors, neither of which are affiliated with OurPet’s, pursuant to which each contributor loaned certain funds to us totaling $125,000. We also used these funds for expenses related to the SmartScoop™ Litigation. In consideration for these loans we (a) executed promissory notes due in three years with interest compounding quarterly at prime plus 2%, (b) issued warrants for the purchase of 12,500 shares and 50,000 shares of our Common Stock at grant prices of $0.50 and $0.40 per share respectively, and (c) entered into piggyback registration agreements with the contributors. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants have been adjusted to 12,763 and 51,105 warrants exercisable at $0.490 and $0.392 per share respectively, in accordance with the warrant anti-dilution provisions. The $125,000 in loans was paid off in July and August 2011.

 

In October and November of 2008, we entered into additional contribution agreements with two other contributors, neither of which are affiliated to OurPet’s, pursuant to which each contributor loaned funds to us totaling $350,000. We also used these funds for expenses related to the SmartScoop™ Litigation. In consideration for these loans we (a) executed promissory notes due in three years for $50,000 and due in four years for $300,000 both with interest compounding quarterly at prime plus 2%, (b) issued warrants for the purchase of 25,000 shares and 300,000 shares of our Common Stock at option prices of $0.40 and $0.37 per share respectively, and (c) entered into piggyback registration agreements with the contributors. Subsequent to their issuance the 25,000 warrants exercisable at $0.40 per share have been adjusted to 25,553 warrants exercisable at $0.392 per share and the 300,000 warrants exercisable at $0.37 per share have been adjusted to 305,099 warrants exercisable at $0.363 per share in accordance with the warrant anti-dilution provisions. In October 2011, $50,000 of these loans was paid off leaving $300,000 due on October 31, 2012, plus accrued interest of approximately $68,000. This $300,000 loan and accrued interest are subordinated to our bank debt and remain unpaid since to do so would put the Company in further violation of the bank’s debt service coverage ratio reported in our third quarter 2012 10-Q filing. Effective November 1, 2012, per the terms of this contributor note, the interest rate on this loan increased to prime plus 500 basis points (8.25%). The Company plans to repay this loan as permitted upon compliance with its bank’s financial covenants.

 

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Other Financing Prior to 2012

 

On July 29, 2010, the Company assumed two capital leases for equipment purchased from Cosmic Pet. The capital leases were payable in monthly payments of $2,424 through September 2011 and $1,527 through October 2012. At December 31, 2012, these capital leases were completely paid off. At December 31, 2011, the remaining balances on the capital leases totaled $15,280.

 

On September 30, 2011, the Company incurred $225,000 of long term debt payable to the State of Ohio under its 166 Program. The funds were used to purchase new tooling for our raised feeder product line. The loan is payable in equal monthly installments of $4,043 over a five year term at a fixed interest rate of 3.00% plus an additional .25% servicing fee. Payments began on November 1, 2011 with a maturity date of October 1, 2016. On December 31, 2012, this loan had a principal balance outstanding of $175,488; and at December 31, 2011, the principal balance outstanding was $218,048.

 

An installment notes payable, which was used to fund the purchase of warehouse equipment and due in monthly payments of $560, including interest, through March 2012, was completely paid off as of December 31, 2012. This note had a principal balance outstanding of $1,660 at December 31, 2011.

 

The other notes payable are due in the amount of $75,000 on December 1, 2013, to Beachcraft L.P., with interest payable quarterly at prime plus 3%, and $25,000 on November 1, 2013 to Over the Hill Ltd., plus accrued interest of 10%. This indebtedness, which is secured by liens on our assets, was used to finance our equipment and working capital requirements. The agreements related to such indebtedness contain customary covenants and default provisions.

 

Our short-term and long-term liquidity will continue to depend on our ability to achieve cash-flow break even on our operations and to increase sales of our products. In 2011, although inventories increased by approximately $535,000, we relied primarily on funds from operating activities to fund our operations. In 2012, we funded our operating cash requirements primarily through inventory reductions and net income. In 2013, we should be able to fund our operating cash requirements through net income and working capital lines of credit. Based on our bank’s amended loan covenants we expect to comply with the debt service coverage ratio and tangible net worth required by our bank to maintain our line of credit through the end of 2013. We have no material commitments for capital expenditures.

 

A schedule of our contractual obligations as of December 31, 2012 is as follows: 

 

 

 

Payments Due By Period

 

Contractual Obligation

 

Total

 

 

Less than 1
year

 

 

2-3
years

 

 

4-5
years

 

 

After 5
years

 

Short and Long Term Debt

 

$

3,684,520

 

 

$

610,521

 

 

$

3,034,117

 

 

$

39,882

 

 

$

-0-

 

Capital Lease Obligations

 

 

29,193

 

 

 

7,009

 

 

 

16,546

 

 

 

5,637

 

 

 

-0-

 

Purchase Obligations

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

Other Long Term Liabilities

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

-0-

 

Operating Leases

 

 

5,158,134

 

 

 

490,244

 

 

 

1,018,292

 

 

 

1,072,685

 

 

 

2,576,913

 

Total Contractual Cash Obligations

 

$

8,871,847

 

 

$

1,107,774

 

 

$

4,068,955

 

 

$

1,118,204

 

 

$

2,576,913

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $554,863. Cash was provided by the net operating income for year of $192,740, as well as the non-cash charges for depreciation of $602,576, amortization of $41,418, stock option expense of $18,745, warrant expense of $36,425, and loss on sale of fixed assets of $24,470. Cash was decreased by $361,511 due to the following changes in our operating assets and liabilities:

  

Accounts receivable increase

 

$

(170,618

)

Inventories decrease

 

 

446,278

 

Prepaid expenses decrease

 

 

51,360

 

Patent cost increase

 

 

(58,274

)

Deposits and other assets increase

 

 

(1,577

)

Deferred Tax Benefit decrease

 

 

61,441

 

Accounts payable decrease

 

 

(886,139

)

Accrued expenses increase

 

 

199,160

 

Deferred Tax liability decrease

 

 

(3,142

)

Net change

 

$

(361,511

)

 

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Accounts receivable increased as sales in the fourth quarter of 2012 were almost $6,000,000 compared to approximately $5,000,000 in 2011. Inventories decreased approximately $446,000 due to planned sales of close-out initiatives. Accounts payable decreased approximately $886,000 primarily due to the decrease in inventories and funding of $350,000 in additional subordinated debt. Accrued expenses increased approximately $199,000 primarily due to increases in accrued profit sharing/bonus, accrued salaries/wages expenses, and accrued commission expenses.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $358,717. The funds were used primarily for the acquisition of tooling/molds, equipment, and IT equipment for wireless scanning capabilities.

 

Net cash used in financing activities for the year was $539,855. Approximately $543,000 was used to pay down term loan principal and capital leases. Payments on the bank line of credit used approximately $827,000. The cash dividend paid on preferred stock used approximately $52,000. Borrowing of a new $500,000 term loan from our bank provided $500,000 in cash, and other borrowings of $350,000 from new subordinated debt and $32,000 in capital leases provided another approximately $382,000 in cash.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $1,046,923. Cash was provided by the net operating income for year of $120,674, as well as the non-cash charges for depreciation of $534,864, amortization of $37,780, stock option expense of $24,000 and warrant expense of $24,000. Cash was also increased by $305,605 due to changes in our operating assets and liabilities.

  

The decrease in accounts receivable from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 was caused principally by the increase in cash collections from October 2011 to December 2011 of approximately $867,000 over the same period a year ago versus the sales increase from October 2011 to December 2011 of approximately $486,000 over the same period a year ago. Our inventory increase from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 was the result of (i) increased sales overall, (ii) increased stock for customers’ initial stocking orders to be shipped in January 2012, (iii) increased stock for new product introductions and (iv) lower sales than forecasted for certain products, all which were partially offset by our inventory write down of approximately $588,000. The decrease in other assets of approximately $151,000 from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 was due to reclassification of inventory deposits to accounts payable. Our increase in accounts payable of approximately $570,000 from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 was primarily due to the increase in inventories. Our accrued expenses decreased from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 by approximately $220,000 primarily as a result of decreased bonus/profit sharing expenses and accrued interest expenses.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $538,853 was used primarily for the acquisition of tooling/molds, equipment and ERP software.

 

Net cash used in financing activities for the year was $221,765. Approximately $953,000 was used for principal payments of debt of which $467,500 was paid to subordinated note holders with the balance of approximately $485,500 used to pay down term loan principal and capital leases. Borrowings on the bank line of credit provided $557,964. On September 30, 2011, the Company received $225,000 in term loan proceeds from the State of Ohio 166 program to finance the purchase of tooling/molds for our bone feeder line. Stock options exercised provided $325. The Company also paid approximately $52,000 in cash dividends to holders of its Series 2009 Preferred Stock.

 

Results of Operations

 

Year Ended December 31, 2012 Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2011

 

In the following discussion all references to 2012 are for the year ended December 31, 2012 and all references to 2011 are for the year ended December 31, 2011. All references to Consolidated include OurPet’s and Cosmic Pets. All references to OurPet’s refer to OurPet’s excluding Cosmic Pet. All references to Cosmic Pet include Cosmic Pet only.

  

Consolidated net revenue for 2012 was $20,160,751, an increase of approximately 2.5% in revenue from $19,667,134 in 2011, consisting of sales of proprietary products for the retail pet business. This $493,617 increase resulted from: approximately $1,657,000 in increased sales to national chain customers, $521,000 in increased sales to regional chain customers, and $267,000 in increased sales to E-Commerce customers. These increases were offset by decreases in promotional sales of approximately $1,682,000, consumer sales of approximately $239,000, and approximately $30,000 in decreased sales to all other customer types. Cosmic Pet product sales increased by approximately $611,000 over 2011 Cosmic Pet product sales.

 

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Total sales to all customers for new products in 2012 that were not sold in 2011 were approximately $3,040,000 and included new Play‘N Squeak® products, new Durapet Bowl products, and new Cosmic Pet products.

 

Consolidated sales to foreign customers were $2,538,174, an increase of approximately $306,000, or 13.7%, from foreign sales of $2,204,612 in 2011. This increase was mainly due to increased sales to customers in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Brazil, which were offset by a decrease in sales to customers in Canada.

 

While net revenue increased by 2.5% in 2012, cost of goods sold decreased by a net of $97,466, or 0.7%, from $15,027,238 in 2011 to $14,929,772 in 2012. This decrease was the net result of approximately $642,000 in increased purchased costs (partly caused by the increase in sales), approximately $476,000 in decreased charges for excess and obsolete inventory, and approximately $263,000 in decreased expenses for operating salaries, payroll taxes, and benefits.

 

Our variable and fixed warehouse and overhead costs decreased by approximately $263,000, or 7.4%, from the comparable twelve months in 2011 due to the above noted decrease in operating payroll costs. Approximately $61,000, or 23%, of this decrease is a result of a reduction in overhead costs for our Cosmic Pet production facility with the remaining approximately $202,000 of costs being attributable to our Fairport Harbor, Ohio, facility. Of the overhead expenses attributable to Cosmic Pet during 2012, approximately $159,000 were for charges incurred in the process of transitioning operations from Maryland to Ohio and will not be incurred going forward.

 

Gross profit margin increased by a net of 2.3% to 25.9% in 2012 from 23.6% in 2011 as a result of a combination of factors. One factor was the decrease in inventory write down expense which resulted in margins increasing by 2.4%. Similarly, the decrease in OurPet’s operating indirect labor led to margins increasing by another 1.5%. These increases in margins were offset by the increase in purchased product costs which contributed to margins decreasing by 1.6%.

 

S, G & A expenses in 2012 were $4,818,464, an increase of 12.9%, or $548,765, from $4,269,699 in 2011. This increase was primarily a result of (i) an increase in salaries and wages, payroll taxes, and employee benefits of approximately $322,000 due to upgrading our sales and marketing personnel, (ii) an increase in sales and marketing expenses of approximately $103,000 mainly due to increased commissions and approximately $80,000 in recruiting/relocation expenses, (iii) an increase in travel and entertainment expenses of approximately $44,000, (iv) an increase in IT (information technology), expenses of approximately $64,000 most of which were attributable to software support for the new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system and EDI (electronic data interchange) initiatives, and (vi) an increase in depreciation charged to S, G & A of approximately $27,000. These increases were offset by a decrease in bad debt expenses of approximately $46,000. The remaining approximately $35,000 variance is comprised of numerous other S, G & A line items. The recruiting/relocation expenses should decrease substantially in the future as 2012 was a year of restructuring our sales and marketing departments.

 

 Our “income from operations” increased by approximately $42,000, from $370,197 in 2011 to $412,515 in 2012. This increase was the result of our gross profit on sales increasing by $591,083 while S, G & A expenses increased by slightly less in the amount of $548,765.

  

Other expense for 2012 was $3,208, compared to other income of $22,840 in 2011. The expense in 2012 was primarily the net result of income from legal settlements, income from a grant received, and loss for fixed assets that were written off. The income in 2011 was primarily from our receipt of settlements from two competitors in connection with patent infringement lawsuits we had filed against them.

 

Interest expense for 2012 was $158,269, a decrease of $18,760, or 10.6%, from $177,029 in 2011. Less interest expense was incurred for term loans of approximately $10,100 due to principal reductions. Likewise interest expense owed on notes payable to contributors decreased by approximately $14,300 from the comparable period in 2011 as we paid down contributor notes of $600,000 in February 2010 and $417,500 in the third quarter of 2011. These decreases were offset by additional interest due on our bank line of credit of approximately $5,000, resulting from the increase in our average balance of $2,766,447 in 2012 from $2,653,979 in 2011. Lastly, interest expense due on leases and other miscellaneous payments increased by approximately $600.

 

Income tax expense in 2012 decreased to $58,298 from $95,334 in 2011. The $37,036 decrease was due to (i) a decrease in the estimate for federal income tax expense of approximately $33,300, (ii) a decrease in the estimate of Maryland state income tax expense of approximately $9,800, offset by (iii) an increase in the estimate for local income tax of approximately $6,100.

 

The Company’s deferred tax assets decreased by approximately $61,400, from $155,279 at December 31, 2011 to $93,838 at December 31, 2012. This was the result of the Company utilizing a portion of its tax loss carry forwards which were approximately $296,000 at December 31, 2012 compared to $575,000 at December 31, 2011. Reversals partially offset by increases of Section 179 property deductions resulted in the Company recognizing a reduction in deferred tax liabilities of approximately $3,100 as of December 31, 2012.

 

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Net income increased by $72,066, from $120,674 in 2011 to $192,740 in 2012. This increase was as a result of the following changes from 2011 to 2012:

  

Net revenue increase of 2.5%

 

$

493,617

 

Cost of goods sold decrease of 0.7%

 

 

97,466

 

Gross profit increase of 12.7%

 

 

591,083

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses increase of 12.9 %

 

 

(548,765

)

Interest expense decrease of 10.6%

 

 

18,760

 

Other expense increase

 

 

(26,048

)

Income tax expense, decrease

 

 

37,036

 

Increase in profitability

 

$

72,066

 

 

Critical Accounting Policies/Estimates

 

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

 

Inventories and inventory reserves. - Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. We estimate net realizable value based on intended use, current market value and inventory aging analyses. We write down our inventory for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. If actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected by management, additional inventory write-downs may be required.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets. We review long-lived assets for possible impairment by evaluating whether the carrying amount of assets exceed its recoverable amount. Our judgment regarding the existence of impairment is based on legal factors, market conditions and operational performance of our assets. Future adverse changes in legal environment, market conditions or poor operating results could result in losses or an inability to recover the carrying value of the long-lived assets, thereby possibly requiring an impairment charge in the future.

 

Intangible Assets. The Company adopted the provisions of ASC Topic 350 “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” which states that intangible assets that are subject to amortization are reviewed for potential impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Assets not subject to amortization are tested for impairment at least annually.

 

Income Taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recorded for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

Research and Development Expenses. Research and development expenditures are charged to operations when incurred and are included in cost of goods sold. If funding is not available from operations our ability to develop new and/or improved products could be adversely affected.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

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

 

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

The financial statements of OurPet’s Company as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and for the years then ended together with the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm are included in this Form 10-K on the pages indicated below.

 

 

Page No.

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

28

Consolidated Balance Sheets

29-30

Consolidated Statements of Operations

31

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

32

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

33

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

34-46

  

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

 

None

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Controls and Procedures

 

As of December 31, 2012, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our President and Chief Executive Officer along with our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act”). Based upon that evaluation, our President and Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer each concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of December 31, 2012.

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

OurPet’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining an adequate system of internal control over financial reporting as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act. Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of our consolidated financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles defined in the Exchange Act.

 

The company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and (iii) 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 and even when determined to be effective, can only provide reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. 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.

 

We carried out an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. In making this evaluation, management used the criteria set forth in Internal Control Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management has concluded that the internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2012.

 

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Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during our last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Attestation Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

This annual report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Commission rules that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this annual report.

 

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 from the information provided under the headings “Board of Directors,” and “Executive Officers,” contained in our Proxy Statement for our 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 5, 2013.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation.

 

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the information provided under the headings “Executive Compensation and Other Information” and “Board of Directors—Director Compensation” contained in our Proxy Statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

 

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

 

Information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference from the information provided under the headings “Executive Compensation and Other Information—Equity Compensation Plan Information” and “Principal Stockholders” of our Proxy Statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

 

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

 

The information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference from the information provided under the heading “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Board of Directors—Director Independence” of our Proxy Statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

 

Item  14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

 

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the information provided under the heading “Principal Accountant Firm Fees” contained in our Proxy Statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

 

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PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

 

(a) Financial Statement Schedules

 

The following consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries are incorporated by reference from Item 8 in Part II of this Form 10-K (see pages 28-46).

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Consolidated Balance Sheets 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

All other schedules for which provision is made in the applicable accounting regulation of the SEC are omitted because of the absence of conditions under which they are required or because the required information is included in the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto.

 

(b) Exhibits

 

2.1

Asset Purchase Agreement dated January 3, 2006, between the Company and Pet Zone Products Ltd.(5)

 

 

3.1

Articles of Incorporation of the Company, dated May 23, 1996.(1)

 

 

3.1.1

Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Company, effective September 1, 1998.(1)

 

 

3.1.2

Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Company, adopted July 20, 1999.(1)

 

 

3.1.3

Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Company effective January 21, 2010.(16)

 

 

3.2

Bylaws of the Company.(1)

 

 

4.1

Common Stock Certificate.(1)

 

 

4.2

Preferred Stock Certificate.(1)

 

 

4.3

Promissory Note dated September 1, 1999 for $200,000, made by the Company to Joseph T. Aveni.(1)

 

 

4.4

Registration Rights Agreement dated January 3, 2006 among the Company, Pet Zone Products Ltd. and certain other stockholders.(5)

 

 

4.5

Voting Agreement dated January 3, 2006 among the Company, Steven Tsengas, Evangelia S. Tsengas, Konstantine S. Tsengas, Nicholas S. Tsengas, Senk Properties, Joseph T. Aveni, Carl Fazio, Jr., John G. Murchie, Pet Zone Products Ltd., Capital One Partners, LLC, LJR Limited Partnership, Nottingham Ventures, Ltd. and Spirk Ventures, Ltd.(5)

 

 

10.1

Asset Purchase Agreement, dated March 31, 2000, between Akon Plastic Enterprises, Inc. and Sanar Manufacturing Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OurPet’s Company.(1)

 

 

10.2

Lease Agreement dated March 17, 1993, with Addendums, between Senk Properties and GPI Division, Napro, Inc.(1)

 

 

10.5

1999 Stock Option Plan.(1)

 

 

10.6

Standard Option Agreement.(1)

 

 

10.7

Standard Common Stock Purchase Warrant.(1)

 

 

10.8

Indemnity Agreement, dated March 31, 2000, between Akon Plastic Enterprises, Inc. and its President, David Herman, individually, and OurPet’s Company and Dr. Steven Tsengas, Evangelia Tsengas, Nicholas Tsengas and Konstantine Tsengas.(1)

 

 

10.10

Small Business Administration loan agreement dated March 10, 1995 with Napro, Inc.(1)

 

 

10.12

Vendor Agreement between the Company and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(1)

 

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10.17

PetsMart 2001 Vendor Purchasing Terms.(1)

 

 

10.18

Credit Agreement, Revolving Note and Security Agreements, dated December 31, 2001, between FirstMerit Bank, N.A., the Company, Virtu Company, Dr. Steven Tsengas and Evangelia S. Tsengas.(2)

 

 

10.19

Promissory Note dated February 1, 2004 for $75,000, made by the Company to Beachcraft Limited Partnership.(4)

 

 

10.20

Warrant issued to Pet Zone Products Ltd. to purchase 2,729,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock dated January 4, 2006.(5)

 

 

10.21

Warrant issued to Pet Zone Products Ltd. to purchase 125,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock dated January 4, 2006.(5)

 

 

10.22

Subordinated Promissory Note dated January 4, 2006 from the Company to Pet Zone Products Ltd.(5)

 

 

10.23

Commercial Security Agreement by and between the Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(6)

 

 

10.24

Promissory Note executed by the Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(6)

 

 

10.25

Lease Agreement dated March 1, 2007 between Senk Properties and OurPet’s Company.(7)

 

 

10.26

Amended Subordinated Promissory Note dated as of October 18, 2006, executed by OurPet’s Company in favor of Pet Zone Products Ltd.(8)

 

 

10.27

Cat Litter Device Development Agreement dated January 15, 2007 by and between Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Inc. and OurPet’s Company.(9)

 

 

10.28

Form of Indemnification Agreement, by and between OurPet’s Company and each of its Directors.(9)

 

 

10.29

Amendment to Loan Agreement dated March 23, 2007 between FirstMerit Bank, N.A. and OurPet’s Company.(10)

 

 

10.30

Promissory Note dated March 23, 2007 executed by the Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(10)

 

 

10.31

Commercial Security Agreement dated March 23, 2007 by and between the Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(10)

 

 

10.32

Contribution Agreement dated February 7, 2008 among OurPet’s Company, Capital One Partners LLC, Nottingham Ventures Ltd., Spirk Ventures Ltd. and LJR Limited Partnership.(11)

 

 

10.33

Contribution Agreement dated February 7, 2008 among OurPet’s Company, SENK Properties, LLC and Dr. William M. Fraser.(11)

 

 

10.34

Form of Promissory Note issued by OurPet’s to each Contributor.(11)

 

 

10.35

Form of Warrant issued by OurPet’s to each Contributor.(11)

 

 

10.36

Form of Registration Rights Agreement among OurPet’s and the Contributors.(11)

 

 

10.37

Contribution Agreement dated June 20, 2008 among OurPet’s Company, Capital One Partners LLC, Nottingham Ventures Ltd., Spirk Ventures Ltd. and LJR Limited Partnership.(12)

 

 

10.38

Contribution Agreement dated June 20, 2008 among OurPet’s Company, Senk Properties and Dr. William M. Fraser.(12)

 

 

10.39

Form of Promissory Note issued by OurPet’s to each Contributor.(12)

 

 

10.40

Form of Warrant issued by OurPet’s to each Contributor.(12)

 

 

10.41

Form of Registration Rights Agreement among OurPet’s and the Contributors.(12)

 

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10.42

Fee Agreement dated November 25, 2008 between OurPet’s and Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Inc.(13)

 

 

10.43

2008 Stock Option Plan(14)

 

 

10.44

First Amendment to the 2008 Stock Option Plan(15)

 

 

10.45

Business Loan Agreement (Asset Based), dated September 17, 2009, between OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(17)

 

 

10.46

Amendment to Note, dated September 17, 2009, between OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(17)

 

 

10.47

Promissory Note, dated September 17, 2009, executed by OurPet’s Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(17)

 

 

10.48

Form of Warrant.(17)

 

 

10.49

Asset Purchase Agreement among Cosmic Pet Products, Inc., Confusion, Inc., Leon Seidman and OurPet’s Company dated June 28, 2010.(18)

 

 

10.50

Commercial Security Agreement, dated July 16, 2010, between OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(19)

 

 

10.51

Promissory Note, dated July 16, 2010, executed by OurPet’s Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(19)

 

 

10.52

Amendment to Note executed by OurPet’s Company, and Steven and Evangelia Tsengas as Guarantors, on October 18, 2010.(20)

 

 

10.53

Form of Warrant.(20)

 

 

10.54

Promissory Note, dated November 30, 2010, executed by OurPet’s Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(21)

 

 

10.55

Commercial Security Agreement, dated November 30, 2010, between OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(21)

 

 

10.56

Promissory Note, dated January 19, 2011, executed by OurPet’s Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(22)

 

 

10.57

Commercial Security Agreement, dated January 19, 2011, between OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(22)

 

 

10.58

Amended and Restated Promissory Note dated June 28, 2011, executed by OurPet’s Company.(23)

 

 

10.59

Business Loan Agreement (Asset Based) dated June 28 2011, executed by OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A. (23)

 

 

10.60

Loan Agreement dated May 19, 2011, executed by OurPet’s and the Director of Development of the State of Ohio.(24)

 

 

10.61

Cognovit Promissory Note dated May 19, 2011, executed by OurPet’s in favor of the Director of Development of the State of Ohio.(24)

 

 

10.62

Security Agreement dated May 19, 2011, executed by OurPet’s and the Director of Development of the State of Ohio.(24)

 

 

10.63

Form of Warrant issued to Steven and Evangelia Tsengas.(24)

 

 

10.64

Lease Agreement dated December 30, 2011, between OurPet’s Company and Senk Properties LLC.(25)

 

 

10.65

Separation Severance Agreement dated February 13, 2012, between OurPet’s Company and John M. Silvestri.(26)

 

 

10.66

Amendment to Loan Agreement dated March 26, 2012, between OurPets Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(27)

 

 

10.67

Lease Agreement dated August 10, 2012, between OurPet’s Company and Senk Properties LLC.(28)

 

 

10.68

Form of Promissory Note issued by OurPet’s Company on November 8, 2012.(29)

 

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10.69

Form of Warrant issued by OurPet’s Company on November 8, 2012.(29)

 

 

10.70

Covenant Waiver issued by FirstMerit Bank to OurPet’s Company on November 5, 2012.(29)

 

 

10.71

Business Loan Agreement (Asset Based), dated December 7, 2012, between OurPet’s Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(30)

 

 

10.72

Amendment to Note, dated December 7, 2012, between OurPet’s Company, SMP Company, Incorporated, Virtu Company and FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(30)

 

 

10.73

Promissory Note, dated December 7, 2012, executed by OurPet’s Company, SMP Company, Incorporated and Virtu Company in favor of FirstMerit Bank, N.A.(30)

 

 

10.74

Commercial Security Agreement, dated December 7, 2012, by and among OurPet’s Company, as Grantor, and FirstMerit Bank, N.A., as Lender.(30)

 

 

10.75

Commercial Security Agreement, dated December 7, 2012, by and among SMP Company, Incorporated, as Grantor, and FirstMerit Bank, N.A., as Lender.(30)

 

 

10.76

Commercial Security Agreement, dated December 7, 2012, by and among Virtu Company, as Grantor, and FirstMerit Bank, N.A., as Lender.(30)

 

 

10.77

Form of Warrant issued by OurPet’s Company on December 7, 2012.(30)

 

 

11

Statement of computation of Net Income Per Share.

 

 

14

OurPet’s Code of Ethics.(3)

 

 

21

Subsidiaries of the Registrant.(1)

 

 

31.1

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 17 CFR Section 240.13a-14(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

31.2

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 17 CFR Section 240.13a-14(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

32.1

Certification of the President and Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

32.2

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

101

In Accordance with the Temporary Hardship Exemption provided by Rule 201 of Regulation S-T, the date by which the interactive data file is required to be submitted has been extended by six business days.

 

(1)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10SB/A filed on May 31, 2001.

 

(2)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed on March 26, 2002.

 

(3)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed on March 26, 2004.

 

(4)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed on March 30, 2005.

 

(5)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on January 6, 2006.

 

(6)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on August 18, 2006.

 

(7)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on August 25, 2006.

 

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(8)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on October 23, 2006.

 

(9)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on January 19, 2006.

 

(10)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report of Form 10-KSB filed on March 28, 2007.

 

(11)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on February 12, 2008.

 

(12)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2008.

 

(13)

Incorporated by reference to the Exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on December 2, 2008.

 

(14)

Incorporated by reference to Annex A to the Company’s Proxy Statement filed on May 7, 2008.

 

(15)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 31, 2009.

 

(16)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on January 27, 2010.

 

(17)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on September 23, 2009.

 

(18)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on July 1, 2010.

 

(19)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on July 22, 2010.

 

(20)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on October 22, 2010.

 

(21)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on December 2, 2010.

 

(22)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on January 24, 2011.

 

(23)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on July 5, 2011.

 

(24)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on October 6, 2011.

 

(25)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on January 5, 2012.

 

(26)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on February 17, 2012.

 

(27)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2012.

 

(28)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 14, 2012.

 

(29)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 2012.

 

(30)

Incorporated by reference to the exhibits to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on December 13, 2012.

 

All other Exhibits filed herewith. 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with Section 13 or 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.

 

Dated: March 29, 2013

  

 

OURPET’S COMPANY

 

 

 

 

By:

/S/    STEVEN TSENGAS

 

 

Steven Tsengas

 

 

Chairman and Chief

 

 

Executive Officer

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/S/    STEVEN TSENGAS

 

Chairman Chief Executive Officer and

 

March 29, 2013

Steven Tsengas

 

Director (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/    SCOTT R. MENDES

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

March 29, 2013

Scott R. Mendes

 

 (Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/    JOSEPH T. AVENI

 

Director

 

March 29, 2013

Joseph T. Aveni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/    WILLIAM L. LECHTNER

 

Director

 

March 29, 2013

William L. Lechtner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/    CHARLES C. MACMILLAN

 

Director

 

March 29, 2013

Charles C. MacMillan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/    JOHN W. SPIRK, JR.

 

Director

 

March 29, 2013

John W. Spirk,  Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

FAIRPORT HARBOR, OHIO

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

DECEMBER 31, 2012

 

and

 

DECEMBER 31, 2011

 

25

 

 

OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Page

 

Number

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

27

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

28 – 29

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

30

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

31

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

32

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

33 - 45

 

26

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Stockholders and Board of Directors

OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries, a Colorado corporation, as of December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements 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 consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, 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 consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the consolidated results of their operations, stockholders equity and cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2012 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

 

/s/ NMS, Inc.

 

Certified Public Accountants

 

Mentor, Ohio

March 29, 2013

 

27

 

 

OURPET'S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

21,269

 

 

$

364,978

 

Accounts receivable - trade, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $37,873 and $ 39,866

 

 

2,540,640

 

 

 

2,370,022

 

Inventories net of reserve

 

 

5,665,040

 

 

 

6,111,318

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

179,165

 

 

 

230,525

 

Deferred Tax Asset

 

 

93,838

 

 

 

155,279

 

Total current assets

 

 

8,499,952

 

 

 

9,232,122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computers and office equipment

 

 

664,745

 

 

 

719,328

 

Warehouse equipment

 

 

518,304

 

 

 

500,587

 

Leasehold improvements

 

 

244,832

 

 

 

234,890

 

Tooling

 

 

3,869,758

 

 

 

3,869,499

 

Construction in progress

 

 

337,239

 

 

 

231,975

 

Total

 

 

5,634,878

 

 

 

5,556,279

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

3,638,343

 

 

 

3,291,415

 

Net property and equipment

 

 

1,996,535

 

 

 

2,264,864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patents, less amortization of $285,075 and $243,657

 

 

296,478

 

 

 

279,623

 

Intangible Assets

 

 

461,000

 

 

 

461,000

 

Goodwill

 

 

67,511

 

 

 

67,511

 

Deposits and other assets

 

 

29,805

 

 

 

28,228

 

Total other assets

 

 

854,794

 

 

 

836,362

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

11,351,281

 

 

$

12,333,348

 

 

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

 

28

 

 

OURPET'S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable

 

$

100,000

 

 

$

100,000

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

517,531

 

 

 

737,923

 

Accounts payable - trade

 

 

1,610,752

 

 

 

2,496,891

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

484,063

 

 

 

284,903

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

2,712,346

 

 

 

3,619,717

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt - less current portion above

 

 

837,150

 

 

 

277,762

 

Revolving Line of Credit

 

 

2,259,032

 

 

 

3,085,964

 

Deferred Income Taxes

 

 

196,435

 

 

 

199,577

 

Total long term liabilities

 

 

3,292,617

 

 

 

3,563,303

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

6,004,963

 

 

 

7,183,020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON STOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, 15,883,560 and 15,809,023 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively

 

 

4,583,232

 

 

 

4,554,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No par value; convertible into Common Stock at the rate of 10 common shares for each preferred share; 66,000 shares authorized, 66,000 shares issued and outstanding

 

 

602,679

 

 

 

602,679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series 2009 no par value; convertible into Common Stock at the rate of 10 common shares for each preferred share; 175,000 shares authorized, 123,616 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

 

 

865,312

 

 

 

865,312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAID-IN CAPITAL

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCUMULATED DEFICIT

 

 

(704,905

)

 

 

(871,855

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

5,346,318

 

 

 

5,150,328

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

11,351,281

 

 

$

12,333,348

 

 

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

 

29

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

For the Year Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue

 

$

20,160,751

 

 

$

19,667,134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

14,929,772

 

 

 

15,027,238

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit on sales

 

 

5,230,979

 

 

 

4,639,896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

4,818,464

 

 

 

4,269,699

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

 

412,515

 

 

 

370,197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (income) and expense

 

 

3,208

 

 

 

(22,840

)

Interest expense

 

 

158,269

 

 

 

177,029

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

251,038

 

 

 

216,008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

(58,298

)

 

 

(95,334

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

192,740

 

 

$

120,674

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Dividend Requirements For Preferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

0.01

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common and equivalent shares outstanding used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share

 

 

16,223,172

 

 

 

17,438,265

 

 

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

 

30

 

 

OURPET'S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011

 

 

 

Preferred Stock

 

 

Series 2009 Preferred Stock

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Number of

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

 

 

 

 

 

Paid-In

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Stockholders'

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1, 2011

 

 

66,000

 

 

$

602,679

 

 

 

123,616

 

 

$

865,312

 

 

 

15,726,196

 

 

$

4,514,267

 

 

$

2,399

 

 

$

(951,409

)

 

$

5,033,248

 

Common Stock issued upon exercise of stock options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,827

 

 

 

325

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

325

 

Common Stock issued in payment of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66,000

 

 

$

39,600

 

 

$

(39,600

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock dividend

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Cash Dividend paid on Preferred Stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(10,799

)

 

 

(41,120

)

 

 

(51,919

)

Net income

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120,674

 

 

 

120,674

 

Stock-Based compensation expense

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

48,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

48,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2011

 

 

66,000

 

 

$

602,679

 

 

 

123,616

 

 

$

865,312

 

 

 

15,809,023

 

 

$

4,554,192

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

(871,855

)

 

$

5,150,328

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock issued upon exercise of stock options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,537

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Common Stock issued in payment of Preferred Stock dividend

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

66,000

 

 

 

29,040

 

 

 

(29,040

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Cash Dividend paid on Preferred Stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(26,130

)

 

 

(25,790

)

 

 

(51,920

)

Net income

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

192,740

 

 

 

192,740

 

Stock-Based compensation expense

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

55,170

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

55,170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2012

 

 

66,000

 

 

$

602,679

 

 

 

123,616

 

 

$

865,312

 

 

 

15,883,560

 

 

$

4,583,232

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

(704,905

)

 

$

5,346,318

 

 

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

 

31

 

 

OURPET'S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

For the Years Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

192,740

 

 

$

120,674

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on Sale of Fixed Assets

 

 

24,470

 

 

 

-

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

602,576

 

 

 

534,864

 

Amortization expense

 

 

41,418

 

 

 

37,780

 

Stock option expense

 

 

18,745

 

 

 

24,000

 

Warrant expense

 

 

36,425

 

 

 

24,000

 

(Increase) decrease in assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable - trade

 

 

(170,618

)

 

 

287,843

 

Inventories

 

 

446,278

 

 

 

(535,189

)

Prepaid expenses

 

 

51,360

 

 

 

(20,185

)

Deferred Tax Asset less Valuation Allowance

 

 

61,441

 

 

 

(100,163

)

Patent cost additions (net)

 

 

(58,273

)

 

 

(27,964

)

Deposits and other assets

 

 

(1,577

)

 

 

150,895

 

Increase (decrease) in liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable - trade

 

 

(886,139

)

 

 

570,392

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

199,160

 

 

 

(219,601

)

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

(3,142

)

 

 

199,577

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

554,864

 

 

 

1,046,923

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property and equipment

 

 

(358,717

)

 

 

(538,853

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(358,717

)

 

 

(538,853

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal (payment) on long-term debt

 

 

(543,170

)

 

 

(953,135

)

Borrowing of New 500K Loan-First Merit

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

-

 

Issuances of other long term debt

 

 

382,166

 

 

 

225,000

 

Gross borrowing (payment) on bank line of credit

 

 

(826,932

)

 

 

557,964

 

Issuances of Common Stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

325

 

Dividends paid on Preferred Stock

 

 

(51,920

)

 

 

(51,919

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(539,856

)

 

 

(221,765

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash

 

 

(343,709

)

 

 

286,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

 

364,978

 

 

 

78,673

 

CASH AT END OF PERIOD

 

$

21,269

 

 

$

364,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

134,360

 

 

$

228,693

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

-

 

 

 

27,328

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON CASH TRANSACTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non cash exercise of stock option

 

$

3,500

 

 

$

12,445

 

Common Stock issued in payment of Preferred Stock Dividend

 

$

29,040

 

 

$

39,600

 

Equipment Obtained Through Capital Lease

 

$

34,880

 

 

$

-

 

 

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

 

32

 

 

OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

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

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Use of Estimates - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Policy of Cash Equivalents – For purposes of the financial statements, cash equivalents include time deposits, certificates of deposit and all highly liquid debt instruments with original maturities of three months or less.

 

Accounts Receivable – Accounts receivable have been adjusted for all known uncollectible accounts. An allowance for possible bad debts was established at December 31, 2012 and 2011 in the amount of $37,873 and $39,866, respectively. Management reviews accounts receivable on a regular basis, based on contracted terms and how recently payments have been received, to determine if any such amounts will potentially be uncollected. After all attempts to collect a receivable have failed, the receivable is written off.

 

Inventory - Inventories are carried at the lower of cost, first-in, first-out method or market. Inventories at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 consist of:

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

Finished goods

 

$

4,224,194

 

 

$

4,462,724

 

Components, packaging and work in process

 

 

1,544,431

 

 

 

1,799,091

 

Inventory reserve

 

 

(103,585

)

 

 

(150,497

)

Total

 

$

5,665,040

 

 

$

6,111,318

 

 

All inventories are pledged as collateral for bank loans.

 

During the year 2011, the Company recorded inventory reserve charges of approximately $588,000. Approximately $488,000 of these charges were reserved as a result of a change in our business model. During September and October 2011, management reviewed its business model and decided to refocus sales and marketing resources to the Company’s most marketable and profitable products. The remaining $100,000 was established as a reserve for slow moving and excess inventory.

 

33

 

 

OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Changes to the inventory reserve during 2012 and 2011 are shown below:

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

Beginning balance

 

$

150,497

 

 

$

0

 

Increases to Reserve

 

 

111,910

 

 

 

588,226

 

Write offs against reserve

 

 

(158,822

)

 

 

(437,729

)

Ending balance

 

$

103,585

 

 

$

150,497

 

 

During 2012, monthly accruals were made to reserve for obsolete and excess inventory. Throughout the year, inventory identified as obsolete or excess was written off against the reserve. At the end of the year, a review of all inventory on hand was performed.

 

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

 

Impairments - Assets are evaluated for impairment when events change or change in circumstances indicates that the carrying amounts of the assets may not be recoverable. When any such impairment exists, the related assets are written down to fair value.

 

Property and Equipment - Property and equipment are reported at cost. Depreciation and amortization are provided by using the straight-line over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Amortization of leasehold improvements is provided on a straight-line basis over the lesser of the useful lives of the related assets or the terms of the leases. The estimated useful lives of the assets are as follows:

 

Computers and office equipment

 

3 to 7 years

Leasehold improvements

 

15 to 39 years

Tooling

 

3 to 10 years

Warehouse equipment

 

3 to 7 years

 

All property and equipment is pledged as collateral for bank loans. Total amounts under capital lease were $34,880 for the year ended December 31, 2012 and $130,000 for the year ended December 31, 2011. Total depreciation for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $602,576 and $534,864, respectively.

 

Intangible Assets – The Company adopted the provisions of ASC Topic 350 “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” which states that intangible assets that are subject to amortization are reviewed for potential impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Assets not subject to amortization are tested for impairment at least annually. For the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, there were no impairments of intangible assets.

 

The Company has filed for patents and trademarks for its proprietary products. The costs incurred of $58,274 in the year ended December 31, 2012 and $27,964 in the year ended December 31, 2011 have been capitalized and are being amortized over 15 years on a straight-line basis. In 2002, 2006, and 2012 the Company purchased domain names for its websites for $16,328 which is not subject to amortization.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

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

 

For the year ended December 31, 2012, 18.5% of the Company’s revenue was derived from one major customer. Revenue generated from this customer amounted to $3,721,860.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2011, 18.6% of the Company’s revenue was derived from one major customer. Revenue generated from this customer amounted to $3,660,513.

 

Research and Development Costs – Research and development costs are charged to operations when incurred and are included in cost of goods sold. The amounts charged for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 were $226,307 and $237,094, respectively.

 

Advertising Costs – Advertising costs are charged to operations when the advertising first takes place. Advertising expenses for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 were $14,433 and $28,249, respectively.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs – Shipping and handling costs for products sold are included in cost of goods sold when incurred.

 

Stock Options – Accounting Standards requires the grant-date fair value of all share-based payment awards that are expected to vest, including employee share options, to be recognized as employee compensation expense over the requisite service period. The Company is applying the modified prospective transition method. Under this transition method, the Company (1) did not restate any prior periods and (2) is recognizing compensation expense for all share-based payment awards that were outstanding, but not yet vested, as of January 1, 2006, based upon the same estimated grant-date fair values and service periods used to prepare the pro-forma disclosures. The amount of compensation expense recognized in 2012 and 2011 as a result of stock options was $18,745 and $24,000, respectively.

 

Net Income Per Common Share – Basic and diluted net income per share of Common Stock is based on the net income attributable to common stockholders after preferred stock dividend requirements for the year, divided by the weighted average number of common and equivalent dilutive shares outstanding during the year. Potential common shares whose effect would be antidilutive have not been included.

 

As of December 31, 2012, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive include 1,813,208 stock options at exercise prices from $0.222 to $0.980 a share, 5,462,762 warrants to purchase Common Stock at exercise prices from $0.326 to $0.988 a share, 660,000 shares underlying Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share and 1,236,160 shares underlying a second series of Preferred Stock (2009) at a conversion rate of $.70/share.

 

As of December 31, 2011, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive included 1,695,208 stock options at exercise prices from $0.200 to $1.550 a share, 4,982,678 warrants to purchase Common Stock at exercise prices from $0.280 to $1.420 a share, 660,000 shares underlying Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share and 1,236,160 shares underlying a second series of Preferred Stock (2009) at a conversion rate of $.70/share.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments – Fair value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of December 31, 2012. The respective carrying value of certain balance sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values and are all classified within level one of the fair value hierarchy. These financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and short term borrowings. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt is estimated based upon the quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on the current rates offered to the Company for debt of the same remaining maturities. The carrying value approximates the fair value of the debt.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Income Taxes

 

Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recorded for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

The Company has adopted FASB ASC 740-10 which requires tax benefits to be recognized only for tax positions that are more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by tax authorities. The amount recognized is measured as the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement. Unrecognized tax benefits are tax benefits claimed or to be claimed in tax returns that do not meet these measurement standards. The Company’s adoption of FASB ASC 740-10 did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements as the Company believes they have no uncertain tax positions.

 

As permitted by FASB ASC 740-10, the Company also adopted an accounting policy to prospectively classify accrued interest and penalties related to any unrecognized tax benefits in its income tax provision. Previously, the Company’s policy was to classify interest and penalties as an operating expense in arriving at pre-tax income. At December 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company does not have accrued interest and penalties related to any unrecognized tax benefits. The years subject to potential audit vary depending on the tax jurisdiction. Generally, the Company’s statutes of limitation for tax liabilities are open for tax years ended December 31, 2009 and forward. The Company’s major taxing jurisdiction is the United States.

 

The Company’s federal income tax return for 2010 is currently under review by the Internal Revenue Service. The Company has cooperated fully and is not aware of any adjustments at this time as the result of this review.

 

Subsequent Events - The Company has performed an evaluation of subsequent events and determined there were none to report.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements –

 

In July 2012, FASB issued updated guidance regarding the impairment test applicable to indefinite-lived intangible assets that is similar to the impairment guidance applicable to goodwill. Under the updated guidance, an entity may assess qualitative factors (such as changes in management, key personnel, strategy, key technology or customers) that may impact the fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset and lead to the determination that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the asset is less than its carrying value. If an entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the intangible asset is less than its carrying value, an impairment test must be performed. The impairment test requires an entity to calculate the estimated fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset. If the carrying value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset exceeds its estimated fair value, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to the excess.

 

In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an accounting standards update requiring new disclosures about reclassifications from accumulated other comprehensive loss to net income. These disclosures may be presented on the face of the statements or in the notes to the consolidated financial statements. The standards update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2012. The Company will adopt this standards update and revise its disclosure, as required, beginning with the first quarter of 2013.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

NOTES PAYABLE AND LONG-TERM DEBT

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revolving note payable - Bank, under line of credit facility of up to $5,000,000 with interest at prime plus .50% (3.75% at December 31, 2012).   The note is secured by accounts receivable, equipment, inventory, trademarks, patents and the personal guarantee of certain stockholders.

 

$

2,259,032

 

 

$

3,085,964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – Bank, loan of $800,000, due in 36 monthly principal and interest installments of $23,859 at an interest rate of 4.61% beginning September 17, 2009.  This note was secured by all inventory, chattel paper, accounts, equipment, general intangibles and the personal guarantee of certain directors and was paid off on September 14, 2012.

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

208,895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – Bank, loan of $500,000, due in 36 monthly principal and interest installments of $14,817 at an interest rate of 4.18% beginning July 16, 2010.  This note was secured by all inventory, chattel paper, accounts, equipment, general intangibles and the personal guarantee of certain directors and was paid off on December 7, 2012.

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

271,802

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – Bank, loan of $500,000, due in 36 monthly installments of $13,889 for principal plus interest at an interest rate of 5.45% beginning January 7, 2013.  This note is secured by all inventory, chattel paper, accounts, equipment, general intangibles and the personal guarantee of certain directors.

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – Ohio 166 Program due in 60 monthly principal and interest installments of $4,043 beginning November 1, 2011 through October 1, 2016 at an interest rate of 3.00% plus an annual servicing fee of .25%.  This note is secured by certain tooling.

 

 

175,488

 

 

 

218,048

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – former director and shareholder, due on December 1, 2013.  Interest at prime plus 3% (6.25% at December 31, 2012 and 6.25% at December 31, 2011) payable quarterly. This note is subordinated to the bank loans.

 

 

75,000

 

 

 

75,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – shareholder and investor, due on November 30, 2013. Interest is payable quarterly at 10%. This note is subordinated to the bank loans.

 

 

25,000

 

 

 

25,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note payable – investor due October 31, 2012.   Interest calculated quarterly at prime plus 2% through October 31, 2012 and Prime plus 5% thereafter (8.25% at December 31, 2012). This note is subordinated to the bank loans.

 

 

300,000

 

 

 

300,000

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

NOTES PAYABLE AND LONG-TERM DEBT (CONTINUED)

 

 

 

December 31

 

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

Notes payable – directors, shareholders and investors due November 8, 2015.   Interest calculated monthly at prime plus 3% (6.25% at December 31, 2012). These notes are subordinated to the bank loans.

 

 

350,000

 

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installment notes payable – due in monthly payments decreasing from $3,554 to $560 including interest and paid off on March 27, 2012.  Interest rates ranged from 7% to 7.5%.

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

1,660

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitalized Lease – due in monthly payments of $1,527 including taxes and interest of 8.18% and paid off on October 5, 2012.  Lease was secured by equipment.

 

 

-0-

 

 

 

15,280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitalized Lease – due in monthly payments of $838 including interest of 11.88% through June 2016.  Lease is secured by equipment.

 

 

29,193

 

 

 

-0-