United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended:   Commission File No:
March 31, 2011   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)

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Indicate the number of shares of outstanding of each of the Registrant’s classes of common equity, as of the last practicable date: As of May 6, 2011, the Registrant had outstanding 15,731,141 shares of Common Stock, 189,616 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock, convertible into 1,896,160 shares of Common Stock, warrants exercisable for 4,961,876 shares of Common Stock and options exercisable for 1,700,516 shares of Common Stock.

 

 

 


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CONTENTS

 

     Page
Number
 

Part 1 – Financial Information

  

Item 1 – Financial Statements:

  

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2011 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2010

     3   

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three month periods ended March  31, 2011 (Unaudited) and 2010

     5   

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity for the three month period ended March  31, 2011(Unaudited)

     6   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three month periods ended March  31, 2011 (Unaudited) and 2010

     7   

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     8   

Item  2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations:

  

Overview

     10   

Results of Operations

     11   

Liquidity and Capital Resources

     12   

Critical Accounting Policies/Estimates

     14   

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

     14   

Forward Looking Statements

     14   

Item 3 – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     15   

Item 4 – Controls and Procedures

     15   

Part II – Other Information

  

Item 1 – Legal Proceedings

     15   

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

     15   

Item 3 – Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     15   

Item 4 – [Reserved]

     15   

Item 5 – Other Information

     15   

Item 6 – Exhibits

     15   

Signatures

     16   

Certifications

  

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

     March 31,
2011
     December 31,
2010
 
     (Unaudited)         
ASSETS      

CURRENT ASSETS

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 111,040       $ 78,673   

Accounts receivable - trade, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $ 53,475 and $ 47,475

     2,194,471         2,657,865   

Inventories

     5,780,129         5,576,129   

Prepaid expenses

     296,015         210,340   

Deferred Tax Asset less Valuation allowance of $ -0- and $-0-

     —           55,116   
                 

Total current assets

     8,381,655         8,578,123   
                 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

     

Computers and office equipment

     410,996         403,161   

Warehouse equipment

     494,054         493,277   

Leasehold improvements

     228,851         228,851   

Tooling

     3,618,049         3,615,589   

Construction in progress

     534,904         475,820   
                 

Total

     5,286,854         5,216,698   

Less accumulated depreciation

     3,057,272         2,955,825   
                 

Net property and equipment

     2,229,582         2,260,873   
                 

OTHER ASSETS

     

Patents, less amortization of $215,139 and $205,877

     291,964         289,441   

Intangible Assets

     461,000         461,000   

Goodwill

     67,511         67,511   

Deposits and other assets

     420,208         179,123   
                 

Total other assets

     1,240,683         997,075   
                 

Total assets

   $ 11,851,920       $ 11,836,071   
                 

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

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)

 

     March 31,
2011
    December 31,
2010
 
     (Unaudited)        
LIABILITIES     

CURRENT LIABILITIES

    

Notes payable

   $ 2,435,000      $ 2,628,000   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     943,852        946,216   

Accounts payable - trade

     1,932,392        1,926,499   

Accrued expenses

     578,979        504,504   
                

Total current liabilities

     5,890,223        6,005,219   
                

LONG-TERM DEBT

    

Long-term debt - less current portion above

     680,195        797,604   
                

Total liabilities

     6,570,418        6,802,823   
                

COMMON STOCK,

    

no par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, 15,731,141 and 15,726,196 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 respectively

     4,514,267        4,514,267   

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

     865,312        865,312   

PAID-IN CAPITAL

     14,399        2,399   

ACCUMULATED DEFICIT

     (715,155 )       (951,409 )  
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     5,281,502        5,033,248   
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 11,851,920      $ 11,836,071   
                

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

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2011      2010  

Net revenue

   $ 4,795,183       $ 3,643,933   

Cost of goods sold

     3,449,762         2,492,218   
                 

Gross profit on sales

     1,345,421         1,151,715   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     929,332         821,289   

Litigation expense

     1,968         35,809   
                 

Income from operations

     414,121         294,617   

Other expense, net

     4,346         3,790   

Interest expense

     46,083         29,808   
                 

Income before income taxes

     363,692         261,019   

Income tax expense/benefit

     127,438         (1,227
                 

Net income

   $ 236,254       $ 262,246   
                 

Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share After Dividend Requirements For Preferred Stock:

     

Net Income

   $ 0.01       $ 0.01   
                 

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

     19,758,034         18,173,581   
                 

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

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2011

(Unaudited)

 

    Preferred Stock     Series 2009
Preferred Stock
    Common Stock                 Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 
    Number of
Shares
    Amount     Number
of Shares
    Amount     Number of
Shares
    Amount     Paid-In
Capital
    Accumulated
Deficit
   

Balance at December 31, 2010

    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 option

    —          —          —          —          4,945        —          —          —          —     

Net income

    —          —          —          —          —          —          —          236,254        236,254   

Stock-based compensation expense

    —          —          —          —          —          —          12,000        —          12,000   
                                                                       

Balance at March 31, 2011

    66,000      $ 602,679        123,616      $ 865,312        15,731,141      $ 4,514,267      $ 14,399      $ (715,155   $ 5,281,502   
                                                                       

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

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2011     2010  

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net income

   $ 236,254      $ 262,246   

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

    

Depreciation expense

     101,447        112,121   

Amortization expense

     9,262        8,327   

Stock option expense

     6,000        6,000   

Warrant expense

     6,000        5,001   

(Increase) decrease in assets:

    

Accounts receivable - trade

     463,394        (103,014

Inventories

     (204,000     (26,013

Prepaid expenses

     (85,675     (163,277

Deferred Tax Asset less Valuation Allowance

     55,116        —     

Patent cost additions (net)

     (11,785     (3,356

Deposits and other assets

     (241,085     (28,362

Increase (decrease) in liabilities:

    

Accounts payable - trade

     5,893        (87,384

Accrued expenses

     74,475        (107,417
                

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     415,296        (125,128
                

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Acquisition of property and equipment

     (70,156     (155,613
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (70,156     (155,613
                

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Principal payments on long-term debt

     (119,773     (701,284

Gross borrowing on bank line of credit

     (193,000     111,000   

Issuance of Preferred Stock

     —          865,312   
                

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

     (312,773     275,028   
                

Net increase (decrease) in cash

     32,367        (5,713

CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

     78,673        84,555   
                

CASH AT END OF PERIOD

   $ 111,040      $ 78,842   
                

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION

    

Interest paid

   $ 34,036      $ 86,539   

Income Taxes Paid

   $ 7,571      $ —     

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON CASH TRANSACTIONS

    

Non cash exercise of stock option

   $ 4,500      $ 9,250   

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

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2011

(Unaudited)

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three month period ended 3/31/10 and 3/31/11 have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements and include the accounts of OurPet’s Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”), Virtu Company (“Virtu”) and SMP Company, Incorporated (“SMP”). In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented have been included. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2011.

INVENTORIES

Inventories are carried at the lower of cost, first-in, first-out method or market. Inventories at March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 consist of:

 

     2011      2010  

Finished goods

   $ 4,143,020       $ 3,949,340   

Components and packaging

     1,637,109         1,626,789   
                 

Total

   $ 5,780,129       $ 5,576,129   
                 

All inventories are pledged as collateral for bank loans.

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE – Accounts receivable have been adjusted for all known uncollectible accounts. An allowance for possible bad debts was established at March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 in the amount of $ 53,475 and $47,475 respectively. Management reviews accounts receivable on a regular basis, based on contracted terms and how recently payments have been received, to determine if any such amounts will potentially be uncollected. After all attempts to collect a receivable have failed, the receivable is written off.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company leases warehouse and office facilities from a related entity, Senk Properties at a current monthly rental of $28,417 plus real estate taxes. The Company entered into a new 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 is $26,667 for the first two years, $28,417 for the next two years, $30,167 for the next three years, $32,000 for the next two years, and $33,750 for the last year, all plus real estate taxes.

REVENUE RECOGNITION

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

For the three months ended March 31, 2011, 35.6% of the Company’s net revenue was derived from two major customers. Revenue generated from each of these customers amounted to $954,650 and $750,660, which represents 19.9% and 15.7% of total revenue, respectively.

For the three months ended March 31, 2010, 39.1% of the Company’s net revenue was derived from two major customers. Revenue generated from each of these customers amounted to $749,919 and $650,852, which represents 20.9% and 18.2% of total revenue, respectively.

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

MARCH 31, 2011

(Unaudited)

 

STOCK OPTIONS

“Share-Based Payment” standards require the grant-date value of all share-based payment awards that are expected to vest, including employee share options, to be recognized as employee compensation expense over the requisite service period. The Company adopted the modified prospective transition method on January 1, 2006. Under this transition method, the Company (1) did not restate any prior periods and (2) is recognizing compensation expense for all share-based payment awards that were outstanding, but not yet vested, as of January 1, 2006, based upon the same estimated grant-date fair values and service periods used to prepare the pro-forma disclosures. The amount of compensation expense recognized in 2011 and 2010 as a result of stock options is not material.

NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

Basic and diluted net income per common share is based on the net income attributable to common stockholders after preferred stock dividend requirements for the period, divided by the weighted average number of common and equivalent dilutive shares outstanding during the period. Potential common shares whose effect would be anti-dilutive have not been included. As of March 31, 2011, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive include 1,700,516 stock options at exercise prices from $0.20 to $1.55 a share, 4,961,876 warrants to purchase Common Stock at exercise prices from $0.281 to $1.426 a share, 660,000 shares underlying our original series of Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share and 1,236,160 shares underlying a second Series 2009 Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $.70 per share. As of March 31, 2010, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive included 1,575,500 stock options at exercise prices from $0.20 to $1.55 a share, 4,717,887 warrants to purchase Common Stock at exercise prices from $0.282 to $1.432 a share and 660,000 shares underlying our original series of Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share and 1,236,160 shares underlying a second Series 2009 Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $.70 per share.

INCOME TAXES

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 of March 31, 2011, the Company had net operating loss carryforwards (NOL’s) for federal income tax purposes of approximately $162,000. There can be no assurance that the Company will realize the entire benefit of the NOL’s. The federal NOL’s are available to offset future taxable income and expire from 2015 through 2028 if not utilized. In the first quarter of 2011, the Company recognized tax provisions of $55,116 due to the “more likely than not” utilization of net operating loss carryforwards. In the first quarter of 2010, the Company did not record any tax provision due to the expected utilization of net operating loss carryforwards. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 is different from the tax benefit that would result from applying the statutory tax rates primarily due to the recognition of valuation differences.

FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Fair value estimates discussed herein are based on certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of December 31, 2010 and March 31, 2011. The respective carrying value of certain on balance sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values and are classified within level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. These financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt is estimated based upon the quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on the current rates offered to the Company for debt of the same remaining maturities. The carrying value approximates the fair value of the debt.

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

The Company has performed an evaluation of subsequent events to March 31, 2011 through May 16, 2011 for potential recognition and disclosure in the consolidated financial statements. On April 29, 2011, our bank extended the due date of a $300,000 Note from May 1, 2011 to August 1, 2011. The Note had been issued on November 1, 2010 with an original six (6) month term and for the purpose of providing additional working capital. The Company anticipates this Note being paid in full prior to its expiration date as part of its annual line of credit on June 30, 2011 and renewed for another year.

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

MARCH 31, 2011

(Unaudited)

 

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In April 2010, the FASB issued ASU No. 2010-13, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Effect of Denominating the Exercise Price of a Share-Based Payment Award in the Currency of the Market in Which the Underlying Equity Security Trades . ASU No. 2010-13 clarifies that an employee share-based payment award with an exercise price denominated in the currency of a market in which a substantial portion of the entity’s equity securities trades should not be considered to contain a condition that is not a market, performance, or service condition. Therefore, an entity would not classify such an award as a liability if it otherwise qualifies as equity. The provisions of ASU No. 2010-13 became effective for the Company on January 1, 2011. Adoption of the provisions of ASU No. 2010-13 did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In December 2010, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2010-28— When to Perform Step 2 of the Goodwill Impairment Test for Reporting Units with Zero or Negative Carrying Amounts. This update provides amendments to ASC Topic 350—Intangibles, Goodwill and Other that requires an entity to perform Step 2 impairment test even if a reporting unit has zero or negative carrying amount. Step 1 tests whether the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value. Previously reporting units with zero or negative carrying value passed Step 1 because the fair value was generally greater than zero. Step 2 requires impairment testing and impairment valuation be calculated in between annual tests if an event or circumstances indicate that it is more likely than not that goodwill has been impaired. ASU 2010-28 was effective beginning January 1, 2011. As a result of this standard, goodwill impairments may be reported sooner than under current practice. The adoption of ASU 2010-28 did not have a material impact on the financial statements.

In December 2010, the FASB issued ASU’s No. 2010-29, which updates requirements on the disclosure of pro forma revenue and earnings following a business combination or series of business combinations that are material on an individual or aggregate basis. This ASU specifies that if a public entity presents comparative financial statements, the entity should disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combination(s) that occurred during the current year had occurred as of the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period only. The amendments in this ASU also expand the supplemental pro forma disclosures under ASC 805 to include a description of the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments directly attributable to the business combination included in the reported pro forma revenue and earnings. ASU No. 2010-29 is effective prospectively for business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2010. The adoption of this standard did not result in a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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

Overview

OurPet’s develops, designs, produces and markets a broad line of consumer brands containing innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products for improving the health, safety, comfort and enjoyment of pets. The products sold have increased from the initial “Big Dog Feeder” to approximately 500 products for dogs, cats and wild birds. 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, Clipnosis ® cat products, Durapet ® premium stainless steel bowls, Pet Zone ® dog waste management product, Cosmic Pet ® catnip and cat toy products, 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. According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey approximately 71.4 million U.S. households currently own a pet with an estimated pet population of 77.5 million dogs, 93.6 million cats and 15.0 million birds.

As discussed below and in Liquidity and Capital Resources on Pages 12 through 14, we have funded our operations principally from financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2010 and from net cash provided from operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Under the Company’s credit facilities with our bank the Company can borrow up to $3,250,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. These facilities are comprised of a line of credit for $2,500,000 and two short term notes, one for $300,000 and another for $450,000. At March 31, 2011 we had a balance due of $1,885,000 under the line of credit with the bank, a balance due of $300,000 on a short term working capital note and a balance due of $150,000 on the second short term working capital note, all at interest rates of prime plus .50%.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

In the following discussion all references to 2011 are for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and all references to 2010 are for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

Net revenue for 2011 was $4,795,183, an increase of 31.6% in revenue from $3,643,933 in 2010, consisting of net sales of proprietary products for the retail pet business. This increase of $1,151,250 was the result of increased sales to new customers of approximately $233,000, increased sales to our three largest existing customers of approximately $1,100,000, net increased sales to all other customers of approximately $194,000, offset by a decrease to one customer of approximately $376,000. The decrease was due primarily to changes in merchandising assortments.

Total sales to all customers of new products in 2011 that were not sold in 2010 were approximately $1,649,000. These included promotional products of approximately $750,000, Cosmic Pet Products of approximately $529,000, and approximately $370,000 of all other new products, including new Play-N-Squeak ® products, new Flappy ® dog toys and new Durapet ® bowl product items. Our sales to foreign customers increased by approximately $200,000, or 102%, from 2010 mainly due to increased sales to customers in Canada, England and Australia.

While net revenue increased by 31.6% in 2011, cost of goods sold increased by 38.4%, from $2,492,218 in 2010 to $3,449,762 in 2011. This increase of approximately $958,000 was the result of the cost of purchased products sold increasing 34.0%, or approximately $669,000, due mainly to the increased amount of purchased products and increased freight costs needed for the higher volume of sales in 2011. Approximately $238,000 of the increase in cost of goods sold came from increased salaries, wages, payroll taxes and benefits of which approximately $114,000 came from our Cosmic Pet division, acquired as of July 29, 2010. The remaining approximately $124,000 of increased salaries, wages, payroll taxes and benefits is from staffing and associated benefits for our operations group as we increased personnel in supply chain management and warehouse activities. Lastly, approximately $49,000 of the increase came from an increase in general operations expenses of which approximately $33,000 was attributable to rent expense for the Cosmic Pet facility in Hagerstown, Maryland. Our variable and fixed warehouse and overhead costs increased by 60.6% from the comparable quarter in 2010 due to the above noted increased costs. Approximately $182,000, or 56%, of this increase are overhead costs from our Cosmic Pet division with the remaining approximately $144,000 of costs coming from our Fairport Harbor facility.

The net revenue increase of 31.6%, partially offset by the increase in the cost of goods sold, resulted in our gross profit on sales increasing by 16.8%, or $193,706 from $1,151,715 in 2010 to $1,345,421 in 2011.

Selling, general and administrative expenses in 2011 were $929,332, an increase of 13.2%, or $108,043, from $821,289 in 2010. This increase was primarily a result of (i) an increase in salaries and wages, payroll taxes and employee benefits of approximately $45,000 due to one additional employee in sales, two in marketing, one additional employee in accounting and increases in accruals for managers’ bonus and employee profit sharing, (ii) an increase in sales and marketing expenses of approximately $50,000 mainly due to increased commissions, travel and promotional expenses, (iii) an increase in professional expenses of approximately $11,000 due mainly to increased accounting and financing costs, (iv) an increase in IT costs of approximately $8,000 as we invested in upgrading our IT infrastructure and software support. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in travel and entertainment costs of approximately $12,000.

Litigation expenses were $1,968 for 2011, a decrease of $33,841 from $35,809 for 2010. This decrease is due to the settlement on February 4, 2011 and dismissal on February 16, 2011 of all patent infringement actions filed against us in late 2007 by a competitor alleging that our SmartScoop ® self scooping cat litter box infringed on their patents.

Our income from operations improved by $119,504, from $294,617 in 2010 to $414,121 in 2011, as a result of our gross profit on sales increasing by $193,706, or 16.8%, and our litigation expenses decreasing by $33,841, which was partially offset by a 13.2% increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $108,043.

Interest expense for 2011 was $46,083, an increase of $16,275, from $29,808 in 2010. This increase was due to (i) an increase in interest expense for our bank lines of credit of approximately $18,800, resulting from the increase in our average balance to approximately $2,589,000 in 2011 from $591,000 in 2010 (interest rate remained the same at 3.75% ) and (ii) an increase in interest expense of approximately $4,500 from the addition of a $500,000 bank term loan obtained in July 2010. These were offset by (i) a decrease in interest expense of $2,500 related to the reduction at the end of January 2010 of outstanding balances of contributor notes from $1,367,000 to $767,000 through a combination of payments and conversion of some of the notes into preferred stock and (ii) a decrease in interest expense of approximately $4,600 from the reduced principal balances from monthly payments of existing term loans.

 

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Income tax expense increased by $128,664 from a benefit of $1,227 in 2010 to an expense of $127,438 in 2011. The increase was mainly due to i) approximately $55,000 in federal income tax expense recognized from our estimate of tax loss carry forwards and their utilization, ii) estimated federal income tax expense of $68,000, and iii) estimated local tax expense to be approximately $4,000.

Net income for 2011 was $236,254 as compared to net income of $262,246 for 2010, or a decrease of $25,992. This decrease was a result of the following changes from 2010 to 2011:

 

Net revenue increase of 31.6%

   $ 1,151,250   

Cost of goods sold increase of 38.4%

     (957,544
        

Gross profit on sales increase of 16.8%

     193,706   

Selling, general and administrative expenses increase of 13.2%

     (108,043

Litigation expense decrease

     33,841   
        

Income from operations

     119,504   

Other income and expense, net increase

     (556

Interest expense increase of 54.6%

     (16,275

Income tax expense increase

     (128,665
        

Decrease in Net Income

   $ (25,992
        

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 $915,000 in available funds at March 31, 2011 based upon the balance of accounts receivable and inventories at that date.

As of March 31, 2011, we had $4,059,047 in principal amount of indebtedness consisting of:

 

Bank line of credit - $2,500,000

   Prime plus .5%    $ 1,885,000   

Bank line of credit-short term note ($300,000 available)

   Prime plus .5%      300,000   

Bank line of credit-short term note ($450,000 available)

   Prime plus .5%      150,000   

Bank term note ($800,000 original balance)

   4.61%      412,219   

Bank term note ($500,000 original balance)

   4.18%      394,285   

Contributor notes payable

   Prime plus 2%      767,500   

Capitalized Leases

   Various      43,577   

Installment note payable

   7.3%      6,466   

Other notes payable

   Prime plus 3% & 10%      100,000   

Total bank indebtedness is $2,335,000 comprised of three lines of credit with our bank under which we can borrow up to a total of $3,250,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. There are three working capital credit facilities: (i) one for $2,500,000, (ii) one for $300,000 (due date extended to August 1, 2011 from May 1, 2011) and (iii) one for $450,000 due July 31, 2011. The $2,500,000 line of credit is renewable annually by the bank and therefore is classified as a current liability on our balance sheet. The $300,000 and $450,000 lines of credit both have maturity dates of less than one year and are therefore also classified as current liabilities on our balance sheet. Currently the $2,500,000 line of credit has been renewed by the bank through June 30, 2011. 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; 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). At March 31, 2011 we were in compliance with the covenants and default provisions under our agreement with the bank and had a debt service coverage ratio of 1.44 and a tangible net worth of $5,317,528.

On November 30, 2010, we obtained a $300,000 short term loan from our bank to fund specific working capital requirements for business growth. The Note’s maturity was extended to August 1, 2011 from its original maturity date of May 1, 2011 and provides for interest payments on the principal balance beginning January 1, 2011. This loan is secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks and patents. The interest rate is 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 March 31, 2011 was $300,000.

 

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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 for business growth. The Note matures on July 31, 2011 and provides for interest payments on the principal balance beginning March 1, 2011. This loan is secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks and patents. The interest rate is 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 March 31, 2011 was $150,000.

On October 2, 2009, we obtained an $800,000 term loan from our bank. The term loan has a fixed interest rate of 4.61% and is payable monthly over a three year period in equal installments of $23,859 that include interest. The loan is secured by our accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, trademarks, patents and the personal guarantee of certain stockholders. At March 31, 2010, this loan had a principal balance outstanding of $412,219.

On July 16, 2010, we obtained a new $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. with the $100,000 balance used to purchase certain Cosmic Pet assets included in our July 29, 2010 asset purchase of Cosmic Pet. The Loan is 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, patents and the personal guarantee of certain stockholders. At March 31, 2011, this loan had a principal balance outstanding of $394,285.

Contributor notes totaling $1,367,500 were issued in 2008 to fund patent litigation expenses related to a lawsuit filed against us by a competitor. In February 2010, $600,000 of the notes were retired through a cash payment of $329,988 and conversion of $270,012 of the notes to preferred stock. Of the remaining $767,500 in outstanding contributor notes, $265,000 is due June 20, 2011, $27,500 is due July 30, 2011, $25,000 is due July 24, 2011, $100,000 is due August 13, 2011, $50,000 is due on October 7, 2011 and $300,000 is due on October 31, 2012.

On July 29, 2010 the Company assumed two capitalized leases for equipment purchased from Cosmic Pets. The capital leases are payable in monthly payments of $2,424 through September 2011 and $1,527 through October 2012. At March 31, 2011, the remaining balances on the capitalized leases totaled $43,577.

The installment notes payable are for warehouse equipment and due in monthly payments of $560 including interest, through March 2012. At March 31, 2011, this note had a principal balance outstanding of $6,466.

The other notes payable are due in the amount of $75,000 on December 1, 2011, to Beachcraft L.P. and $25,000 on November 1, 2011 to Over the Hill Ltd., plus accrued interest. Our 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 the customary covenants and default provisions.

The note payable to Beachcraft L.P. was originally for $150,000, $75,000 of which was repaid in 2003. As of February 1, 2004, a new note payable to Beachcraft L.P. was issued to replace the $75,000 remaining balance. The replacement note is due in December 2011 with interest payable quarterly at prime plus 3%. In consideration for this refinancing we issued warrants for the purchase of 56,250 shares of Common Stock to Beachcraft L.P. at an exercise price of $0.30 per share with an expiration date of February 1, 2010. Subsequent to their issuance the warrants were adjusted to 57,204 warrants exercisable at $0.295 per share in accordance with the anti-dilution provisions of the warrants. These warrants were exercised in 2007.

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. For the year ended December 31, 2009, litigation expenses were significantly lower, we recorded a profit of approximately $776,000 and relied on cash from our operating activities to fund our operations. In 2010, we relied on our financing activities to fund operations as inventories increased by approximately $2,592,000 due to increased sales, increased safety stock and the Cosmic Pet asset purchase. In 2011, we anticipate exceeding the required debt service coverage ratio and the tangible net worth required by our bank to maintain our line of credit and therefore we should be able to fund our operating cash requirements for 2011. We have no material commitments for capital expenditures.

 

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Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was $415,296. Cash was provided by the net income for the three months of $236,254, as well as the non-cash charges for depreciation of $101,447, amortization of $9,262, stock option expense of $6,000 and warrant expense of $6,000. Cash was provided by the net change of $56,333 in our operating assets and liabilities as follows:

 

Accounts receivable decrease

   $ 463,394   

Inventories increase

     (204,000

Prepaid expenses increase

     (85,675

Deferred Tax Asset decrease

     55,116   

Patent costs increase

     (11,785

Deposits and other assets increase

     (241,085

Accounts payable increase

     5,893   

Accrued expenses increase

     74,475   
        

Net change

   $ 56,333   
        

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was $70,156, which was used for the acquisition of property and equipment. Cash used in financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was $312,773 and consisted of net decreased borrowings on the bank lines of credit of $193,000, offset by principal payments on debt of $119,773.

Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $125,128. Cash was provided by the net income for the three months of $262,246, as well as the non-cash charges for depreciation of $112,121, amortization of $8,327, stock option expense of $6,000, and warrant expense of $5,001. Cash was used by the net change of $(518,823) in our operating assets and liabilities. Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $155,613, which was used for the acquisition of property and equipment. Cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $275,028 and consisted of $865,312 from the issuance of preferred stock and increased borrowings on the bank line of credit of $111,000, offset by principal payments on debt of $701,284.

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 unaudited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. 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.

In our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, our most critical accounting policies and estimates upon which our financial status depends were identified as those relating to revenue recognition, income taxes , impairment, intangible assets and research and development costs. We reviewed our policies and determined that those policies remain our most critical accounting policies for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

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

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

When used in this Form 10-Q, statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “anticipates”, “intends”, “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Form 10-Q. 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. Uncertainties, risks, and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from any results of performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this Form 10-Q include: (1) our ability to manage our operating expenses and realize operating efficiencies, (2) our ability to maintain and grow our sales with existing and new customers, (3) our ability to retain existing members of our senior management team and to attract additional management employees, (4) our ability to manage fluctuations in the availability and cost of key materials and tools of production, (5) general economic conditions that might impact demand for our products, (6) competition from existing or new participants in the pet products industry, (7) our ability to design and bring to market new products on a timely and profitable basis, (8) challenges to our patents or trademarks on existing or new products, or (9) our ability to secure access to sufficient capital on favorable terms to manage and grow our business.

 

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

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

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

As of March 31, 2011, an evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our President and Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based upon that evaluation, our President and Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer each concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of March 31, 2011. Further, there was no change during the last quarter in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

In 2007, Applica Consumer Products, the manufacturer of the LitterMaid™ Automatic Cat Litter Box, filed two lawsuits alleging that OurPet’s SmartScoop ® Self-Scooping Litter Box infringed multiple claims of U.S. Patent No. RE 36,847 and U.S. Patent No. 6,082,302. The SmartScoop ® is a patented automated self-cleaning cat litter box that offers a unique modular design for easy cleaning and maintenance using any type of clumping litter. As previously announced, in October 2010, in one of the lawsuits, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with OurPet’s legal position that the asserted patent claims were either not violated by the SmartScoop design and operation or were invalid. The Federal Circuit’s decision was not appealed by Applica and was therefore finally resolved in OurPet’s favor as of January 4, 2011.

On February 4, 2011, the Company settled the remaining patent infringement accusations in the second lawsuit related to the SmartScoop ® Self Scooping Litter Box. That lawsuit was dismissed on February 16, 2011.

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

 

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

None.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.

 

ITEM 4. [Reserved]

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

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

 

 

  * Filed herewith

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  OURPET’S COMPANY
Dated: May 16, 2011  

/s/ Steven Tsengas

 

Steven Tsengas

Chairman, President and Chief

Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

Dated: May 16, 2011  

/s/ Scott R. Mendes

 

Scott R. Mendes

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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Exhibit 11

OURPET’ S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

STATEMENT OF COMPUTATION OF NET INCOME PER SHARE

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2011 AND MARCH 31, 2010

 

     2011     2010  

Net income

   $ 236,254      $ 262,246   

Preferred Stock dividend requirements

     (13,833     (12,531
                

Net income attributable to common stockholders

   $ 222,421      $ 249,715   
                

Weighted average number of common shares and dilutive common equivalent outstanding

     19,758,034        18,173,581   
                

Net income per common share

   $ 0.01      $ 0.01  
                

Exhibit 31.1

Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of the Principal Executive Officer

I, Steven Tsengas, certify that:

1) I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of OurPet’s Company.

2) Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) for the registrant and have:

a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b) designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this quarterly report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d) disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonable likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: May 16, 2011

/s/ Steven Tsengas                                                     

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

Exhibit 31.2

Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of the Principal Financial Officer

I, Scott R. Mendes, certify that:

1) I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of OurPet’s Company.

2) Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) for the registrant and have:

a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b) designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d) disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonable likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: May 16, 2011

/s/ Scott R. Mendes                                                     

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial Officer)

Exhibit 32.1

Section 1350 Certification of the Chief Executive Officer

In connection with the Quarterly Report of OurPet’s Company (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned, being the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1) This Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2) The financial statements, and other financial information included in this Report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this Report.

 

 

/s/ Steven Tsengas

  BY STEVEN TSENGAS
  Chairman of the Board, President and
  Chief Executive Officer

Dated: May 16, 2011

This certification is made solely for the purpose of 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, subject to the knowledge standard contained in that statute, and not for any other purpose. A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to OurPet’s Company and will be retained by OurPet’s Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

Exhibit 32.2

Section 1350 Certification of the Principal Financial Officer

In connection with the Quarterly Report of OurPet’s Company (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned, being the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1) This Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2) The financial statements, and other financial information included in this Report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this Report.

 

 

/s/ Scott R. Mendes

  BY SCOTT R. MENDES
  Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  Dated: May 16, 2011

This certification is made solely for the purpose of 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, subject to the knowledge standard contained in that statute, and not for any other purpose. A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to OurPet’s Company and will be retained by OurPet’s Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.