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: September 30, 2008

Commission File No: 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 is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

    Yes   ¨      No   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

State the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date: As of October 31, 2008, the Registrant had outstanding 15,246,984 shares of Common Stock, 66,000 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock, convertible into 660,000 shares of Common Stock, and warrants exercisable for 4,570,259 shares of Common Stock.

 

 

 


CONTENTS

 

     Page
Number
Part 1 – Financial Information   

Item 1 – Financial Statements (unaudited):

  

Consolidated Balance Sheets of OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries as of September 30, 2008 and December  31, 2007

   3

Consolidated Statements of Operations of OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007

   5

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity of OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries for the nine month period ended September 30, 2008

   6

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows of OurPet’s Company and Subsidiaries for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007

   7

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

   8

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

  

Overview

   12

Results of Operations

   13

Liquidity and Capital Resources

   15

Critical Accounting Policies/Estimates

   17

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

   17

Forward Looking Statements

   17

Item 3 – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   17

Item 4 – Controls and Procedures

   18
Part II – Other Information   

Item 1 – Legal Proceedings

   18

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

   18

Item 3 – Defaults Upon Senior Securities

   18

Item 4 – Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   18

Item 5 – Other Information

   18

Item 6 – Exhibits

   19

Signatures

   19

Certifications

   21

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

     September 30,
2008
   December 31,
2007
ASSETS      
CURRENT ASSETS      

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 207,865    $ 28,843

Accounts receivable - trade, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $ 25,216 and $ 22,216

     1,606,897      1,239,410

Inventories

     3,506,707      3,395,512

Prepaid expenses

     120,327      91,069
             

Total current assets

     5,441,796      4,754,834
             
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT      

Computers and office equipment

     304,564      295,591

Warehouse equipment

     254,176      228,542

Leasehold improvements

     120,705      120,705

Tooling

     3,330,491      3,267,127

Construction in progress

     227,925      145,011
             

Total

     4,237,861      4,056,976

Less accumulated depreciation

     2,071,144      1,747,447
             

Net property and equipment

     2,166,717      2,309,529
             
OTHER ASSETS      

Patents, less amortization of $133,078 and $112,442

     259,093      253,635

Goodwill

     67,511      67,511

Domain name and other assets

     16,879      16,821
             

Total other assets

     343,483      337,967
             

Total assets

   $ 7,951,996    $ 7,402,330
             

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)

(Unaudited)

 

     September 30,
2008
    December 31,
2007
 
LIABILITIES     

CURRENT LIABILITIES

    

Notes payable

   $ 2,000,000     $ 1,800,000  

Current maturities of long-term debt

     147,844       232,857  

Accounts payable - trade

     2,293,281       1,170,225  

Accrued expenses

     279,004       122,813  
                

Total current liabilities

     4,720,129       3,325,895  
                

LONG-TERM DEBT

    

Long-term debt - less current portion above

     1,161,108       250,655  
                

Total liabilities

     5,881,237       3,576,550  
                
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     

COMMON STOCK,
no par value; authorized 50,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 15,246,984 and 15,243,984 shares

     4,168,434       4,167,804  

CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK,
no par value; convertible into Common Stock at the rate of 10 common shares for each preferred share; authorized 5,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 66,000 shares

     602,679       602,679  

PAID-IN CAPITAL

     64,054       40,809  

ACCUMULATED DEFICIT

     (2,764,408 )     (985,512 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     2,070,759       3,825,780  
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 7,951,996     $ 7,402,330  
                

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 Sept 30,      For the Nine Months Ended Sept 30,  
     2008     2007      2008     2007  

Net revenue

   $ 3,328,024     $ 2,429,749      $ 9,248,892     $ 7,829,931  

Cost of goods sold

     2,341,876       1,823,093        6,598,718       5,722,949  
                                 

Gross profit on sales

     986,148       606,656        2,650,174       2,106,982  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     740,891       549,771        2,026,829       1,669,457  
                                 

Income from operations

     245,257       56,885        623,345       437,525  

Other income and expense, net

     1       1        812       2,070  

Interest expense

     (53,719 )     (44,607 )      (144,712 )     (123,753 )
                                 

Income before litigation expense and income taxes

     191,539       12,279        479,445       315,842  

Litigation expense

     (809,128 )     (9,035 )      (2,258,341 )     (25,073 )
                                 

Income (loss) before income taxes

     (617,589 )     3,244        (1,778,896 )     290,769  

Income tax expense

     —         —          —         —    
                                 

Net income (loss)

   $ (617,589 )   $ 3,244      $ (1,778,896 )   $ 290,769  
                                 

Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share After Dividend Requirements For Preferred Stock: Net Income (Loss)

   $ (0.04 )   $ —        $ (0.12 )   $ 0.01  
                                 

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

     15,246,984       18,166,595        15,245,736       17,782,896  
                                 

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

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

(Unaudited)

 

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

Balance at December 31, 2007

   66,000    $ 602,679    15,243,984    $ 4,167,804    $ 40,809    $ (985,512 )   $ 3,825,780  

Common Stock issued upon exercise of stock options

   —        —      3,000      630      —        —         630  

Net income (loss)

   —        —      —        —        —        (1,778,896 )     (1,778,896 )

Stock-based compensation expense

   —        —      —        —        23,245      —         23,245  
                                               

Balance at September 30, 2008

   66,000    $ 602,679    15,246,984    $ 4,168,434    $ 64,054    $ (2,764,408 )   $ 2,070,759  
                                               

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 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2008     2007  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES     

Net income (loss)

   $ (1,778,896 )   $ 290,769  

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation expense

     323,697       318,407  

Amortization expense

     20,637       18,908  

Stock option expense

     13,485       32,557  

Warrant expense

     9,760       —    

(Increase) in assets:

    

Accounts receivable - trade

     (367,487 )     (119,889 )

Inventories

     (111,195 )     (249,079 )

Prepaid expenses

     (29,258 )     (111,653 )

Patent costs

     (26,095 )     (20,004 )

Domain name and other assets

     (58 )     (195 )

Increase in liabilities:

    

Accounts payable - trade

     1,123,056       17,259  

Accrued expenses

     156,191       17,597  
                

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

     (666,163 )     194,677  
                
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES     

Acquisition of property and equipment

     (180,885 )     (598,206 )
                

Net cash (used in) investing activities

     (180,885 )     (598,206 )
                
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES     

Principal payments on long-term debt

     (192,060 )     (141,738 )

Net borrowing on bank line of credit

     200,000       125,000  

Issuances of Common Stock

     630       83,753  

Issuance of long-term debt

     1,017,500       328,376  
                

Net cash provided by financing activities

     1,026,070       395,391  
                

Net increase (decrease) increase in cash

     179,022       (8,138 )
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD      28,843       30,400  
                
CASH AT END OF PERIOD    $ 207,865     $ 22,262  
                
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION     

Interest paid

   $ 109,492     $ 118,979  
                

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

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

(Unaudited)

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements 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, 2007 included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2008.

INVENTORIES

Inventories are carried at the lower of cost, first-in, first-out method or market. Inventories at September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007 consist of.

 

     2008    2007

Finished goods

   $ 2,685,116    $ 2,525,024

Components and packaging

     821,591      870,488
             

Total

   $ 3,506,707    $ 3,395,512
             

All inventories are pledged as collateral for bank and small business administration loans.

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!, and Dock Dogs labels. Net revenue is comprised of gross sales less discounts given to distributors and returns and allowances.

For the three months ended September 30, 2008, 38.3% of the Company’s revenue was derived from two major customers. Revenue generated from each of these customers amounted to $685,573 and $587,729, respectively which represents 20.6% and 17.7% of total revenue, respectively.

For the three months ended September 30, 2007, 49.3% of the Company’s revenue was derived from two major customers. Revenue generated from each of these customers amounted to $778,249 and $419,861, respectively which represents 32.0% and 17.3% of total revenue, respectively.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, 41.6% of the Company’s revenue was derived from two major customers. Revenue generated from each of these customers amounted to $2,064,353 and $1,786,886, respectively which represents 22.3% and 19.3% of total revenue, respectively.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2007, 53.3% of the Company’s revenue was derived from two major customers. Revenue generated from each of these customers amounted to $2,165,759 and $2,006,811, respectively which represents 27.7% and 25.6% of total revenue, respectively.

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

(Unaudited)

STOCK OPTIONS

In December 2004, the FASB issued FAS No.123R, “Share-Based Payment”, which revised FAS 123, “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation”, and superseded ABP Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees” (“ABP 25”) and related interpretations. FAS 123R requires 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 FAS 123R on January 1, 2006 and applied 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 FAS 123 pro-forma disclosures. The amount of compensation expense recognized in 2008 and 2007 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 antidilutive have not been included. As of September 30, 2008, common shares that are or could be potentially dilutive include 1,395,000 stock options at exercise prices from $0.26 to $1.55 a share, 4,545,259 warrants to purchase Common Stock at exercise prices from $0.284 to $1.444 a share and 660,000 shares underlying the Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share. As of September 30, 2007, common shares that could be potentially dilutive include 1,001,000 stock options at exercise prices from $0.21 to $1.55 a share, 3,967,592 warrants to purchase Common Stock at exercise prices from $0.285 to $1.450 a share and 660,000 shares underlying the Preferred Stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share.

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In February 2007, the FASB issued FAS No. 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities – Including an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 115, which provides all entities with an option to report selected financial assets and liabilities at fair value. The objective of the FAS No. 159 is to improve financial reporting by providing entities with the opportunity to mitigate volatility in earnings caused by measuring related assets and liabilities differently without having to apply the complex provisions of hedge accounting. FAS No. 159 is effective as of the beginning of an entity’s first fiscal year beginning after November 15, 2007. Early adoption is permitted as of the beginning of a fiscal year that begins on or before November 15, 2007 provided the entity also elects to apply the provisions of FAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

In September 2006, the FASB issued FAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements , which provides enhanced guidance for using fair value to measure assets and liabilities. The standard applies whenever other standards require or permit assets or liabilities to be measured at fair value. The Standard does not expand the use of fair value in any new circumstances. FAS No. 157 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and interim periods within those fiscal years. In February 2008, the FASB issued Staff Position No. 157-1, Application of FASB Statement No. 157 to FASB Statement No. 13 and Other Accounting Pronouncements That Address Fair Value Measurements

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

(Unaudited)

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS - Continued

for Purposes of Lease Classification or Measurement under Statement 13, which removed leasing transactions accounted for under FAS No. 13 and related guidance from the scope of FAS No. 157. Also in February 2008, the FASB issued Staff Position No. 157-2, Partial Deferral of the Effective Date of Statement 157, which deferred the effective date of FAS No. 157 for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities to fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

In June 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (FSP) No. EITF 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities, to clarify that instruments granted in share-based payment transactions can be participating securities prior to the requisite service having been rendered. A basic principle of the FSP is that unvested share-based payment awards that contain nonforfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents (whether paid or unpaid) are participating securities and are to be included in the computation of EPS pursuant to the two-class method. The provisions of this FSP are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those years. All prior-period EPS data presented (including interim financial statements, summaries of earnings, and selected financial data) are required to be adjusted retrospectively to conform with the provisions of the FSP. The adoption of this FSP is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

In December 2007, the FASB issued FAS No. 141 (revised 2007), Business Combinations (“FAS 141(R)”), which establishes principles and requirements for how an acquirer recognizes and measures in its financial statements the identifiable assets acquired, the liabilities assumed, and any noncontrolling interest in an acquiree, including the recognition and measurement of goodwill acquired in a business combination. FAS No. 141(R) is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Earlier adoption is prohibited. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

In May 2008, the FASB issued FAS No. 162, The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. FAS No. 162 identifies the sources of accounting principles and the framework for selecting the principles used in the preparation of financial statements of nongovernmental entities that are presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (the GAAP hierarchy). FAS 162 will become effective 60 days following the SEC’s approval of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board amendments to AU Section 411, The Meaning of Present Fairly in Conformity With Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The Company does not expect the adoption of FAS No. 162 to have a material effect on its results of operations and financial position.

In April 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position No. 142-3, Determination of the Useful Life of Intangible Assets (“FSP 142-3”). FSP 142-3 amends the factors that should be considered in developing assumptions about renewal or extension used in estimating the useful life of a recognized intangible asset under FAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. This standard is intended to improve the consistency between the useful life of a recognized intangible asset under FAS No. 142 and the period of expected cash flows used to measure the fair value of the asset under FAS No. 141R and other GAAP. FSP 142-3 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008. The measurement provisions of this standard will apply only to intangible assets of the Company acquired after the effective date.

 

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OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

(Unaudited)

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS - Continued

In June 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (FSP) No. EITF 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities, to clarify that instruments granted in share-based payment transactions can be participating securities prior to the requisite service having been rendered. A basic principle of the FSP is that unvested share-based payment awards that contain nonforfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents (whether paid or unpaid) are participating securities and are to be included in the computation of EPS pursuant to the two-class method. The provisions of this FSP are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those years. All prior-period EPS data presented (including interim financial statements, summaries of earnings, and selected financial data) are required to be adjusted retrospectively to conform with the provisions of the FSP. The adoption of this FSP is not expected to have a material effect of the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

In October 2008, the FASB issued FSP No. 157-3, Determining the Fair Value of a Financial Asset When the Market for That Asset in not Active. This FSP clarifies the application of FAS Statement No. 157, Fair Value Measurements, in a market that is not active and provides an example to illustrate key considerations in determining the fair value of a financial asset when the market for that financial asset is not active. This FSP shall be effective upon issuance, including prior periods for which financial statements have not been issued. Revisions resulting from a change in the valuation technique or its application shall be accounted for as a change in accounting estimate (FAS Statement No. 154, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections. The disclosure provisions of Statement 154 for a change in accounting estimate are not required for revisions resulting from a change in valuation technique or its application. The adoption of this FSP is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Overview

OurPet’s develops, designs, produces, and markets a broad line of innovative, high-quality accessory, and consumable pet products. These products include healthy feeding systems to improve the health and comfort of pets, interactive toys that provide fun, rewarding mental and physical challenges for pets, innovative maintenance to enhance the required maintenance needs of pets, and healthy consumable products for achieving and maintaining high mental, physical and immune levels of pets. Examples of products in each of these categories include the following.

 

Healthy Feeding Systems    -     

Pet Diners

Stainless Steel Bowls

Automatic Feed and Water Dispensers

Portable Dog Products

Domestic and Wild Bird Feeders

Interactive Toys    -     

Dog and Cat Toys

Plush Toys

Food Delivery Toys

Talking Bird Mirrors

Innovative Maintenance    -     

Self-Scooping Cat Litter Boxes

Waste Management Products

Premium Cat Litter

Healthy Consumables    -     

Nutritional Supplements

Ice Cream Alternatives

Gourmet Gravies

Gourmet Sprays

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 2007/2008 APPMA National Pet Owners Survey approximately 71.1 million U.S. households currently own a pet with an estimated pet population of 74.8 million dogs, 88.3 million cats and 16.0 million birds.

As discussed below and in Liquidity and Capital Resources on Pages 15 and 16, we have funded our operations principally from net cash provided by operating activities and with bank borrowings during the year ended December 31, 2007 and from borrowings in the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Under our line of credit facility with our bank we can borrow up to $2,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. At September 30, 2008 we had a balance due of $1,900,000 under the line of credit with the bank at an interest rate of prime plus .75%.

In February of 2008, we entered into contribution agreements with six contributors, all of which are affiliated with the Company, pursuant to which each contributor loaned certain funds to us totaling $600,000. These funds were used for expenses related to litigation on certain of our SmartScoop™ products 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 an option price of $0.825 per share and (c) entered into piggyback registration rights agreements with the contributors.

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. These funds were used for additional expenses related to litigation on certain of our SmartScoop™

 

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Products. 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 an option price of $0.50 per share, (c) issued warrants for the purchase of 292,500 shares of our Common Stock at an option 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.

In July and August of 2008, we entered into additional contribution agreements with two other contributors, neither of which are affiliated with the Company, pursuant to which each contributor loaned certain funds to us totaling $125,000. These funds will be used for expenses related to litigation on certain of our SmartScoop™ products. 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 option prices of $0.50 and $0.40 per share respectively, and (c) entered into piggyback registration agreements with the contributors.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Three Months ended September 30, 2008 Compared to Three Months ended September 30, 2007

In the following discussion all references to 2008 are for the three months ended September 30, 2008 and all references to 2007 are for the three months ended September 30, 2007.

Net revenue for 2008 was $3,328,024, an increase of 37.0% in revenue from $2,429,749 in 2007, consisting of net sales of proprietary products for the retail pet business. This increase of $898,275 was accomplished despite a reduction of approximately $93,000 in sales to one of our two largest customers due to soft retail sales due in part to an increase of approximately $168,000 in sales to the other of our two largest customers. Sales to all other customers increased by approximately $823,000 including both sales of new products and sales to new customers. Total sales to all customers of new products in 2008 that were not sold in 2007, including the new Play-N-Squeak products, ecoPure products, new Durapet Bowl products, and SmartScoop product items, were approximately $484,000. Our sales to foreign customers increased by approximately $260,000, or 395%, from 2007, mainly due to increased sales to customers in Canada and England.

While net revenue increased by 37.0% in 2008, cost of goods sold increased by 28.5%, from $1,823,093 in 2007 to $2,341,876 in 2008. The increase in cost of goods sold was due to the cost of purchased products sold and freight increasing by 34.4% primarily as a result of the increased cost of products used due to higher sales and increased freight costs due to higher fuel surcharges by our carriers. Our variable and fixed warehouse and overhead costs increased by 6.5% from the comparable quarter in 2007 due to increased costs for salaries, wages, and payroll taxes for additional employees in warehouse operations and an increased accrual for employee profit sharing. Also, costs increased for warranty replacement costs mainly due to defective SmartScoop™ self-scooping cat litter boxes.

As a result of the net revenue increasing by 37.0% and the cost of goods sold increasing by 28.5%, our gross profit on sales increased by $379,492 or 62.6% from $606,656 in 2007 to $986,148 in 2008.

Selling, general and administrative expenses in 2008 were $740,891, an increase of 34.8% or $191,120 from $549,771 for 2007. The significant increases were in (i) increased sales and marketing expenses of approximately $95,000 mainly due to promotional and marketing expenses by our customers and our increased participation in trade shows, (ii) increased salaries, wages, and payroll taxes of approximately $59,000 due to three additional employees in sales and marketing and an increased accruals for employee profit sharing and managers’ bonus, (iii) increased commissions accrued for our sales representatives of approximately $24,000 due to higher sales in 2008, and (iv) increased accruals for professional services of approximately $10,000 due to increased legal fees.

Income from our operations increased by $188,372 from $56,885 in 2007 to $245,257 in 2008 as a result of the increase in our gross profit on sales of $379,492 or 62.6% and the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $191,120 or 34.8%.

 

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Interest expense for 2008 was $53,719, an increase of $9,112, from $44,607 in 2007. This increase was primarily due to the interest expense of approximately $17,000 for the new promissory notes payable to the eight contributors executed in 2008. This was more than the decrease in interest expense for the bank term notes of approximately $4,000 due to the decrease in average principal balance from $420,000 in 2007 to $215,000 in 2008. Also interest expense for the bank line of credit decreased by approximately $2,000 due to the decrease in our average interest rate paid for the quarter from 8.99% in 2007 to 5.88% in 2008 which more than offset the increase in average principal balance from $1,350,000 in 2007 to $1,900,000 in 2008.

Income before litigation expense and income taxes increased by $179,260 or 1,459.9% from $12,279 in 2007 to $191,539 in 2008 as a result of the income from operations increasing by $188,372 or 331.1%, which exceeded the increase in interest of $9,112 or 20.4%.

Litigation expenses were $809,128 in 2008 and $9,035 in 2007 for legal fees and expenses as a result of our defense against patent infringement actions in late 2007 by a competitor alleging that our self-scooping cat litter box infringes on their patents.

The net loss for 2008 was $617,589 as compared to net income of $3,244 for 2007 or a decrease in profitability of $620,833. This decrease was as a result of the following changes from 2007 to 2008:

 

Net revenue increase of 37.0%

   $ 898,275  

Cost of goods sold increase of 28.5%

     (518,783 )
        

Gross profit on sales increase of 62.6%

     379,492  

Selling, general and administrative expenses increase of 34.8%

     (191,120 )

Interest expense increase

     (9,112 )
        

Income before litigation expense increase of 1,459.9%

     179,260  

Litigation expense

     (800,093 )
        

Net Decrease in Profitability

   $ (620,833 )
        

Nine Months ended September 30, 2008 Compared to Nine Months ended September 30, 2007

In the following discussion all references to 2008 are for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and all references to 2007 are for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.

Net revenue for 2008 was $9,248,892, an increase of 18.1% in revenue from $7,829,931 in 2007, consisting of net sales of proprietary products for the retail pet business. This increase of $1,418,961 was accomplished despite a reduction of approximately $321,000 in sales to our two major customers due to soft retail sales and inventory adjustments. This sales decrease was more than offset by an increase of approximately $1,740,000 in sales to other customers including both sales of new products and sales to new customers. Total sales to all customers of new products in 2008 that were not sold in 2007, including the new Play-N-Squeak products, ecoPure products, new Durapet Bowl products, and new Healthy Pet Diner products were approximately $890,000. Our sales to foreign customers increased by approximately $334,000, or 134%, from 2007 mainly due to increased sales to customers in Canada.

While net revenue increased by 18.1% in 2008, cost of goods sold increased by 15.3%, from $5,722,949 in 2007 to $6,598,718 in 2008. This increase was the result of the cost of purchased products sold and freight increasing by 16.4% due mainly to the cost of the products consumed by the increase in sales. Our variable and fixed warehouse and overhead costs increased by 10.7% from the nine months of 2007 due to the increased costs for salaries, wages, and payroll taxes of approximately $42,000 for additional employees in warehouse operations to make displays for customer promotions and the increased level of shipments. Also, costs increased for the rent and property taxes on our new warehouse of approximately $40,000 which started in June 2007 to store our increased inventory and increased level of shipments and the increased cost of warranty replacement of approximately $22,000 mainly due to defective SmartScoop™ cat litter boxes.

As a result of the net revenue increasing by 18.1% and the cost of goods sold increasing by 15.3%, our gross profit on sales increased by $543,192 or 25.8% from $2,106,982 in 2007 to $2,650,174 in 2008.

 

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Selling, general and administrative expenses in 2008 were $2,026,829, an increase of 21.4% or $357,372 from $1,669,457 for 2007. The significant increases were in (i) increased salaries, wages, and payroll taxes of approximately $144,000 due to three additional employees in sales and marketing and increased accruals for employee profit sharing and managers’ bonus, (ii) increased sales and marketing expenses of approximately $124,000 mainly due to promotional and incentive expenses by our customers and higher costs incurred for trade shows, and (iii) increased commissions accrued for our sales representatives of approximately $43,000 due to the higher sales in 2008.

Income from our operations improved by $185,820 from $437,525 in 2007 to $623,345 in 2008 as a result of our gross profit on sales increasing by $543,192 or 25.8%, which was more than the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $357,372 or 21.4%.

Interest expense for 2008 was $144,712, an increase of $20,959, from $123,753 in 2007. This increase was primarily due to the interest expense of approximately $35,000 for the new promissory notes payable to the eight contributors executed in 2008. This was more than the decrease in interest expense for the bank line of credit of approximately $9,000 due the decrease in our average rate paid for the nine months from 8.98% in 2007 to 6.15% in 2008 which more than offset the increase in average principal balance from $1,310,000 in 2007 to $1,710,000 in 2008.

Income before litigation expense increased by $163,603 from $315,842 in 2007 to $479,445 in 2008 as a result of the income from operations increasing by $185,820 or 42.5%, which was more than the increase in interest and other expenses of $22,217 or 18.3%.

Litigation expenses were $2,258,341 in 2008 and $25,073 in 2007 for legal fees and expenses as a result of our defense against patent infringement actions in late 2007 by a competitor alleging that our SmartScoop™ self-scooping cat litter box infringes on their patents.

The net loss for 2008 was $1,778,896 as compared to net income of $290,769 for 2007 or a decrease in profitability of $2,069,665. This decrease was as a result of the following changes from 2007 to 2008:

 

Net revenue increase of 18.1%

   $ 1,418,961  

Cost of goods sold increase of 15.3%

     (875,769 )
        

Gross profit on sales increase of 25.8%

     543,192  

Selling, general and administrative expenses increase of 21.4%

     (357,372 )

Other income and expense, net decrease

     (1,258 )

Interest expense increase of 16.9%

     (20,959 )
        

Income before litigation expense increase of 51.8%

     163,603  

Litigation expense

     (2,233,268 )
        

Net Decrease in Profitability

   $ (2,069,665 )
        

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 line of credit with our bank that had approximately $100,000 in available funds at September 30, 2008 based upon the balance of accounts receivable and inventories at that date.

As of September 30, 2008, we had approximately $3,308,952 in principal amount of indebtedness consisting of:

 

Bank line of credit

   Prime plus .75%    $ 1,900,000

Bank term notes

   7.60% & 7.75%      188,207

Contributor notes payable

   Prime plus 2%      1,017,500

Pet Zone Products Ltd term loan

   7.75%      80,871

Installment notes payable

   7.517%      22,374

Other notes payable

   Prime plus 3% & 10%      100,000

 

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The bank line of credit borrowing of $1,900,000 is under our line of credit agreement with our bank which allows us to borrow up to $2,000,000 based on the level of qualifying accounts receivable and inventories. The line of credit agreement is renewable annually by the bank and therefore is classified as a current liability on our balance sheet. Currently the agreement has been renewed by the bank through December 31, 2008. Under our agreement with the bank we are required to maintain a debt service coverage ratio of 1.15, a tangible net worth of $3,000,000, and obtain permission from the bank for any of the following: (a) to incur additional indebtedness, (b) enter additional leases if it would require total lease payments exceeding $190,280 in any fiscal year, (c) make any expenditures for property and equipment in excess of $300,000 in any fiscal year, and (d) pay cash dividends or redeem any of our capital stock other than dividends on our preferred stock subject to meeting the debt service coverage ratio.

The installment notes payable are due in monthly payments of $560 including interest through March, 2012. The other notes payable are due in the amount of $75,000 on February 1, 2009, to Beachcraft L.P. and $25,000 on August 1, 2009 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 on February 1, 2009 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 antidilution provisions of the warrants. These warrants were exercised during the second quarter of 2007.

Our short-term and long-term liquidity will depend on our ability to achieve cash-flow break even on our operations and to increase sales of our products. We recorded a profit of approximately $187,000 for the year ended 2007 and $561,000 for the year ended 2006. Absent a failure to maintain the required debt service coverage ratio and the tangible net worth required by our bank to maintain our line of credit, we should be able to fund our operating cash requirements for 2008 and 2009. We have no material commitments for capital expenditures.

Net cash used in operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $666,163. Cash was used in the net operating loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 of $1,411,317, including the non-cash charges for depreciation of $323,697, amortization of $20,637, stock option expense of $13,485 and warrant expense of $9,760. Cash was provided by the net change of $745,154 in our operating assets and liabilities as follows:

 

Accounts receivable increase

   $ (367,487 )

Inventories increase

     (111,195 )

Prepaid expenses increase

     (29,258 )

Patent costs increase

     (26,095 )

Other assets increase

     (58 )

Accounts payable increase

     1,123,056  

Accrued expenses increase

     156,191  
        

Net change

   $ 745,154  
        

Accounts receivable increased to $1,606,897 at September 30, 2008 from $1,239,410 at December 31, 2007, an increase of $367,487. This increase was primarily as a result of the increase in the amount due of approximately $103,000 from our two major customers. Amounts due from each of these customers were $359,168 and $168,279, which represents 22.0% and 10.3% of total accounts receivable, respectively.

Net cash used in investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $180,885, which was used for the acquisition of property and equipment. Cash provided by financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $1,026,070 consisting of $200,000 in net borrowing under the line of credit agreement with the bank, the $1,017,500 in long-term debt, and the $630 issuance of Common Stock. Cash of $192,060 was used for the principal payments on long-term debt.

 

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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.

Inventories. 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 ageing 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.

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.

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.

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, (9) our ability to secure access to sufficient capital on favorable terms to manage and grow our business, or (10) our ability to successfully defend the alleged patent infringement actions against us.

 

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.

 

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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

As of September 30, 2008, 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 pursuant to Rule 13a-14. Based upon that evaluation, our President and Chief Executive Officer along with our Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the end of the period covered by this report. There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting in the third quarter of 2008 that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We are a party to other material legal proceedings, which are described in our previous Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under the caption “Item 1 – Legal Proceedings” filed on May 14, 2008. Except as discussed herein, we have not been named in any new material legal proceedings, and there have been no material developments in the previously reported legal proceedings.

On March 31, 2000, SMP Company, Incorporated (formerly known as Sanar Manufacturing, Inc.) (“SMP”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into an asset purchase agreement with Akon Plastic Enterprises, Inc. (“Akon”) whereby Akon agreed to purchase substantially all of the assets used by SMP in molding plastics. Further, as part of the sale, Akon and its President, David F. Harmon (“Harmon”), entered into an Indemnity Agreement whereby Akon and Harmon, jointly and severally, agreed to indemnify us and the individual guarantors of the Small Business Administration loans to SMP against any liability for such loans, which were assumed as a part of the asset purchase by Akon. On June 5, 2003, we filed an action against Akon, the directors of Akon, and Harmon in the Court of Common Pleas of Lake County, Ohio for damages, including non-payment of loans, due to Akon’s breach of the asset purchase agreement. The parties to the litigation each filed motions for summary judgment. In a recent decision of the court, our claims against Akon and Harmon were preserved, while claims against other related parties were dismissed. We do not know at this time how quickly the litigation will proceed now that the court has ruled on the outstanding motions. While we believe that our case against Akon and Harmon is strong, we cannot predict the likely outcome of this action.

On October 12, 2007, Applica Consumer Products, Inc. (“Applica”) filed an action in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, against the Company alleging patent infringement of certain of its patents. Applica has alleged that the Company’s SmartScoop self-scooping cat litter box infringes upon patents Applica controls for self-cleaning litter boxes. The case is currently partially stayed in view of the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) investigation discussed below. Certain activity regarding the patent is continuing and is in the discovery phase.

On or about December 2, 2007, Applica filed a complaint with the U.S. ITC in Washington D.C. whereby Applica is seeking an order that permanently excludes the Company from importing products that allegedly infringe on one of Applica’s patents. The ITC held a hearing on the matter in August and the Initial Determination is expected to be issued in early December. The Company continues to believe both these actions to be without merit and is vigorously defending against them.

Additionally, in the normal course of conducting its business, we may become involved in various 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. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

None.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

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

 

* Filed herewith

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: November 14, 2008     

/s/    Steven Tsengas

     Steven Tsengas
     Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
     (Principal Executive Officer)

 

Dated: November 14, 2008     

/s/    John G. Murchie

     John G. Murchie
     Vice President, Treasurer and Controller
     (Principal Financial Officer)

 

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Exhibit 11

OURPET’S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

STATEMENT OF COMPUTATION OF NET INCOME PER SHARE

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2008     2007     2008     2007  

Net income (loss)

   $ (617,589 )   $ 3,244     $ (1,778,896 )   $ 290,769  

Preferred Stock dividend requirements

     (7,134 )     (16,635 )     (21,246 )     (49,364 )
                                

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

   $ (624,723 )   $ (13,391 )   $ (1,800,142 )   $ 241,405  
                                

Weighted average number of common and dilutive common equivalent outstanding

     15,246,984       18,166,595       15,245,736       17,782,896  
                                

Net income (loss) per common share

   $ (0.04 )   $ —       $ (0.12 )   $ 0.01  
                                

 

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Exhibit 31.1

Rule 13a – 14(a) Certification of the Chief Executive Officer

I, Steven Tsengas, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly 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 quarterly 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 quarterly 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(d) and 15d – 15(f) for the registrant and we 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 quarterly 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 quarterly report based on such evaluation; and

d) disclosed in this quarterly report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) 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: November 14, 2008

 

/s/    Steven Tsengas

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

 

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Exhibit 31.2

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

I, John G. Murchie, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly 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 quarterly 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 quarterly 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(d) and 15d – 15(f) for the registrant and we 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 quarterly 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 quarterly report based on such evaluation; and

d) disclosed in this quarterly report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) 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: November 14, 2008

 

/s/    John G. Murchie

Vice President, Treasurer and Controller
(Principal Financial Officer)

 

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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 September 30, 2008 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, certify, 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.

 

BY  

/s/    Steven Tsengas

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

Dated: November 14, 2008

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.

 

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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 September 30, 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned, being the Vice President, Treasurer and Controller of the Company, certify, 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.

 

BY  

/s/    John G. Murchie

 

JOHN G. MURCHIE

Vice President Treasurer and Controller

Dated: November 14, 2008

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.

 

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