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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
|x||QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934|
For quarter ended December 31, 2011
|¨||TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934|
For the transition period from _____ to ______.
Commission File Number 0 - 24968
THE SINGING MACHINE COMPANY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State of Incorporation )||(IRS Employer I.D. No.)|
6301 NW 5th Way, STE 2900, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirement for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check One)
|Large accelerated filer ¨||Accelerated filer ¨||Non-accelerated filer ¨||Smaller Reporting Company 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
APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUES INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY
PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:
Indicated by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes £ No £
APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:
|CLASS||NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value||37,960,794 as of February 3, 2012|
THE SINGING MACHINE COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
|PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION|
|Item 1.||Financial Statements|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets – December 31, 2011(Unaudited) and March 31, 2011||3|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations - Three months and nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010(Unaudited)||4|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 (Unaudited)||5|
|Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements-December 31, 2011 (Unaudited)||6-12|
|Item 2.||Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations||12-17|
|Item 4T.||Controls and Procedures||17|
|PART II. OTHER INFORMATION|
|Item 1.||Legal Proceedings||17|
|Item 1A.||Risk Factors||17|
|Item 2.||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds||17|
|Item 3.||Defaults Upon Senior Securities||17|
|Item 4.||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders||17|
|Item 5.||Other Information||18|
The Singing Machine Company, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|December 31, 2011||March 31, 2011|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $229,865 and $175,804, respectively||3,293,972||1,205,209|
|Due from related party - Starlight Consumer Electronics USA, Inc.||85,650||73,348|
|Due from related party - Other Starlight Group Companies||500||-|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||54,866||59,310|
|Total Current Assets||9,019,996||5,029,524|
|Property and equipment, net||273,490||333,851|
|Other non-current assets||159,674||164,678|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Due to related party - Starlight Marketing Development, Ltd.||1,942,431||2,063,213|
|Due to related party - Starlight Electronics Company, Ltd.||303,552||-|
|Due to related party - Ram Light Management, Ltd.||1,683,247||1,683,247|
|Due to related party - Starlight R&D, Ltd.||431,373||431,373|
|Due to related party - Cosmo Communications USA, Inc.||232,996||217,493|
|Due to related party - Starlight Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.||1,736,855||132,386|
|Due to related parties - Other Starlight Group Companies||9,534||88,249|
|Short-term loan - bank||253,750||-|
|Current portion of long-term financing obligation||-||4,547|
|Obligations to clients for returns and allowances||291,294||435,341|
|Total Current Liabilities||9,384,424||6,575,080|
|Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding||-||-|
|Common stock, Class A, $0.01 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 37,960,794 and 37,835,793 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||379,607||378,357|
|Additional paid-in capital||19,139,448||19,116,318|
|Total Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)||68,736||(1,047,027||)|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)||$||9,453,160||$||5,528,053|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
The Singing Machine Company, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|For Three Months Ended||For Nine Months Ended|
|December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010||December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010|
|Cost of Goods Sold||6,854,398||5,303,075||19,169,982||13,483,805|
|General and administrative expenses||760,198||628,642||1,970,802||1,938,251|
|Depreciation and amortization||55,159||98,090||116,550||339,858|
|Total Operating Expenses||1,656,948||1,543,107||4,319,007||3,988,494|
|Income (Loss) from Operations||139,211||89,661||1,099,178||(87,157||)|
|Income (Loss) before provision for income taxes||133,759||80,669||1,091,382||(107,138||)|
|Provision for income taxes||-||-||-||-|
|Net Income (Loss)||$||133,759||$||80,669||$||1,091,382||$||(107,138||)|
|Income (Loss) per Common Share|
|Basic and Diluted||$||0.00||$||0.00||$||0.03||$||(0.00||)|
|Weighted Average Common and Common Equivalent Shares:|
|Basic and Diluted||37,877,002||37,835,793||37,849,479||37,697,107|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
The Singing Machine Company, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|For Nine Months Ended|
|December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Net Income (Loss)||$||1,091,382||$||(107,138||)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||116,550||339,858|
|Inventory reserve charge||301,999||-|
|Change in allowance for bad debts||54,061||27,452|
|Disposal of property and equipment||31,028||-|
|Stock based compensation||24,380||13,000|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|(Increase) Decrease in:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||4,444||47,217|
|Other non-current assets||5,003||(34||)|
|Increase (Decrease) in:|
|Net due to related parties||1,711,226||1,955,914|
|Customer credits on account||(144,047||)||(124,252||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||1,140,286||2,183,510|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(87,216||)||(27,000||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(87,216||)||(27,000||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Borrowings from factor, net||-||14,987|
|Net repayments pursuant to factoring facility||-||(619,567||)|
|Net proceeds (repayments) from short-term bank loan||253,750||(1,091,828||)|
|Payments on long-term financing obligation||(4,547||)||(13,640||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||249,203||(1,710,048||)|
|Change in cash and cash equivalents||1,302,273||446,462|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||674,712||865,777|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||1,976,985||$||1,312,239|
|Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:|
|Cash paid for Interest||$||7,796||$||19,981|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
THE SINGING MACHINE COMPANY, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
December 31, 2011
NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The Singing Machine Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”, “SMC”, “The Singing Machine”, “we” or “us”), and wholly-owned subsidiaries SMC (Comercial Offshore De Macau) Limitada (“Macau Subsidiary”), SMC Logistics, Inc. (“SMC-L”), SMC-Music, Inc.(“SMC-M”), and Singing Machine Holdings Ltd. (a B.V.I. company) are primarily engaged in the development, marketing, and sale of consumer karaoke audio equipment, accessories, musical instruments and musical recordings. The products are sold directly to distributors and retail customers.
The preparation of The Singing Machine's financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and revenues and expenses during the period. Future events and their effects cannot be determined with absolute certainty; therefore, the determination of estimates requires the exercise of judgment. Actual results inevitably will differ from those estimates, and such differences may be material to the Company's financial statements. Management evaluates its estimates and assumptions continually. These estimates and assumptions are based on historical experience and other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.
NOTE 2-SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES
PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION. The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, Macau Subsidiary, SMC-L, SMC-M and The Singing Machine Holdings Ltd. (a B.V.I. company). All inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation for all periods presented.
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. The consolidated financial statements for the three months and nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 are unaudited. In the opinion of management, such consolidated financial statements include all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary for the fair presentation of the consolidated financial position and the consolidated results of operations. The consolidated results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. The consolidated balance sheet information as of March 31, 2011 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. The interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with that report.
USE OF ESTIMATES. The Singing Machine makes estimates and assumptions in the ordinary course of business relating to sales returns and allowances, inventory reserves, warranty reserves, and reserves for promotional incentives that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Historically, past changes to these estimates have not had a material impact on the Company's financial condition. However, circumstances could change which may alter future expectations.
COLLECTIBILITY OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. The Singing Machine's allowance for doubtful accounts is based on management's estimates of the creditworthiness of its customers, current economic conditions and historical information, and, in the opinion of management, is believed to be an amount sufficient to respond to normal business conditions. Management sets 100% reserves for customers in bankruptcy and other reserves based upon historical collection experience. Should business conditions deteriorate or any major customer default on its obligations to the Company, this allowance may need to be significantly increased, which would have a negative impact on operations.
RESERVES ON INVENTORIES. The Singing Machine reduces inventory on hand to its net realizable value on an item-by-item basis when it is apparent that the expected realizable value of an inventory item falls below its original cost. A charge to cost of sales results when the estimated net realizable value of specific inventory items declines below cost. Management regularly reviews the Company's inventories for such declines in value.
FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATION
The functional currency of the Macau Subsidiary is the Hong Kong dollar. Such financial statements are translated to U.S. dollars using year-end rates of exchange for assets and liabilities, and average rates of exchange for the year for revenues, costs, and expenses. Net gains and losses resulting from foreign exchange transactions and translations were not material during the periods presented.
Concentration of Credit Risk
The Company maintains cash balances in foreign financial institutions. The amounts in foreign financial institutions at December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 are $871,465 and $27,448, respectively. At times the Company maintains cash in United States bank accounts that are in excess of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insured amounts of up to $250,000. As of December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 the amounts uninsured in United States banks was $855,520 and $397,264, respectively.
Inventories are comprised of electronic karaoke equipment, accessories, electronic musical instruments, electronic toys and compact discs and are stated at the lower of cost or market, as determined using the first in, first out method. The Singing Machine reduces inventory on hand to its net realizable value on an item-by-item basis when it is apparent that the expected realizable value of an inventory item falls below its original cost. A charge to cost of sales results when the estimated net realizable value of specific inventory items declines below cost. Management regularly reviews the Company's investment in inventories for such declines in value.
Revenue from the sale of equipment, accessories, and musical recordings are recognized upon the later of: (a) the time of shipment or (b) when title passes to the customers and all significant contractual obligations have been satisfied and collection of the resulting receivable is reasonably assured. Revenues from sales of consigned inventory are recognized upon sale of the product by the consignee. Net sales are comprised of gross sales net of actual and estimated future returns, discounts and volume rebates.
STOCK BASED COMPENSATION
The Company began to apply the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 718-20, Compensation – Stock Compensation Awards Classified as Equity (“ASC 718-20”) starting on January 1, 2006. ASC 718-20 requires all share-based payments to employees including grants of employee stock options, be measured at fair value and expensed in the consolidated statement of operations over the service period (generally the vesting period). Upon adoption, the Company transitioned to ASC 718-20 using the modified prospective application, whereby compensation cost is only recognized in the consolidated statements of operations beginning with the first period that ASC 718-20 is effective and thereafter, with prior periods' stock-based compensation still presented on a pro forma basis. Under the modified prospective approach, the provisions of ASC 718-20 are to be applied to new employee awards and to employee awards modified, repurchased, or cancelled after the required effective date. Additionally, compensation cost for the portion of employee awards for which the requisite service has not been rendered that are outstanding as of the required effective date shall be recognized as the requisite service is rendered on or after the required effective date. The compensation cost for that portion of employee awards shall be based on the grant-date fair value of those awards as calculated for either recognition or pro-forma disclosures under ASC 718-20 The Company continues to use the Black-Scholes option valuation model to value stock options. For the three and nine months ended December 31, 2011, stock option expense was $2,696 and $16,881, respectively. For the three and nine months ended December 31, 2010, stock option expense was $4,760 and $5,500, respectively. Employee stock option compensation expense in fiscal years 2011 and 2010 includes the estimated fair value of options granted, amortized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for the entire portion of the award.
The fair value of each option grant was estimated on the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the assumptions outlined below. For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, the Company took into consideration guidance under ASC 718-20 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 107 when reviewing and updating assumptions. The expected volatility is based upon historical volatility of our stock and other contributing factors. The expected term is based upon observation of actual time elapsed between date of grant and exercise of options for all employees. Previously such assumptions were determined based on historical data.
|·||For the nine months ended December 31, 2011: expected dividend yield 0%, risk-free interest rate of 0.22% to 0.30%, volatility 283.9% and expected term of three years.|
|·||For the nine months ended December 31, 2010: expected dividend yield 0%, risk-free interest rate of 0.22% to 0.41%, volatility 268.4% and 283.9% and expected term of three years.|
Costs incurred for producing, publishing and advertising of the Company are charged to operations as incurred. The Company has entered into cooperative advertising agreements with its major clients that specifically indicated that the client has to spend the cooperative advertising fund upon the occurrence of mutually agreed events. The percentage of the cooperative advertising allowance ranges from 2% to 5% of the clients’ inventory purchases. The clients have to advertise the Company's products in the client's catalog, local newspaper and other advertising media. The client must submit the proof of the performance (such as a copy of the advertising showing the Company’s products) to the Company to request for the allowance. The client does not have the ability to spend the allowance at their discretion. The Company believes that the identifiable benefit from the cooperative advertising program and the fair value of the advertising benefit is equal or greater than the cooperative advertising expense. Advertising expense for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 was $1,005,122 and $715,714, respectively.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS
All research and development costs are charged to results of operations as incurred. These expenses are shown as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations. For the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, these amounts totaled $65,996 and $47,537, respectively.
FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
We have adopted FASB ASC 825, which requires disclosures of information about the fair value of certain financial instruments for which it is practicable to estimate that value. For purposes of this disclosure, the fair value of a financial instrument is the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in a forced sale or liquidation.
The carrying amounts of the Company's short-term financial instruments, including accounts receivable, due from factors, accounts payable, customer credits on account, accrued expenses and loans payable to related parties approximates fair value due to the relatively short period to maturity for these instruments.
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
In 2009 the FASB issued pronouncement ASC 810-10 regarding improvements to financial reporting by enterprises involved with Variable Interest Entities. The pronouncement requires an entity to perform an ongoing analysis to determine whether the entity’s variable interest or interests give it a controlling financial interest in a variable interest entity. The pronouncements were effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2009. The adoption of this new standard did not impact our consolidated statements of operation or our consolidated balance sheets.
In April 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-02, Receivables (Topic 310): A Creditor’s Determination of Whether a Restructuring Is a Troubled Debt Restructuring (“ASU 2011-02”). The pronouncement provides additional guidance clarifying when the restructuring of a receivable should be considered a troubled debt restructuring. The additional guidance provided by ASU 2011-02 is for determining whether a creditor has granted a concession and whether the debtor is experiencing financial difficulty. ASU 2011-02 ends the deferral of activity-based disclosures related to troubled debt restructurings. We adopted ASU 2011-02 in the second quarter ended September 30, 2011. The adoption of ASU 2011-02 did not impact our consolidated financial statements.
In May 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-04, Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs (“ASU 2011-04”). The pronouncement amends ASC 820, providing a consistent definition and measurement of fair value, as well as similar disclosure requirements between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. ASU 2011-04 changes certain fair value measurement principles, clarifies the application of existing fair value measurement and expands the ASC 820 disclosure requirements, particularly for Level 3 fair value measurements. ASU 2011-04 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. We adopted ASU 2011-04 in the third quarter ended December 31, 2011. The adoption of ASU 2011-04 did not impact our consolidated financial statements.
In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-05, Presentation of Comprehensive Income (“ASU 2011-05”). This accounting update requires entities to present comprehensive income either in a single continuous financial statement or in two separate but consecutive financial statements. The option to present components of other comprehensive income (“OCI”) as part of the statement of changes in shareholders’ equity has been eliminated. In addition, the amended guidance requires entities to show the effects of items reclassified from OCI to net income on the face of the financial statements. This guidance is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning April 1, 2012. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2011-05 to have any impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, Testing Goodwill for Impairment (ASU 2011-08”). This accounting update allows an entity the option to first assess whether the fair value of a reporting unit is more likely than not less than its carrying amount by utilizing a mix of qualitative assessments and quantitative tests among its reporting units. If the entity determines that this threshold is not met, then performing a two-step impairment test is unnecessary. This guidance will become effective for the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013; however, early adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2011-08 to have any impact on our consolidated financial statements.
NOTE 3- INCOME TAXES
The Company follows FASB ASC 740 10-25, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, which defines a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for financial statement recognition and measurements of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. As of December 31, 2011the Company did not have any tax positions that resulted in any adjustment to the Company’s provision for income taxes.
As of December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011, The Singing Machine had gross deferred tax assets of approximately $3.1 million and $3.5 million, respectively, against which the Company recorded valuation allowances totaling approximately $3.1 million and $3.5 million, respectively.
As of December 31, 2011 the Company is subject to U.S. Federal income tax examinations for the tax years ended March 31, 2008 through March 31, 2011.
NOTE 4- INVENTORIES
Inventories are comprised of the following components:
|December 31,||March 31,|
|Inventory in Transit||659,113||-|
|Less: Inventory Reserve||(753,000||)||(451,001||)|
Inventory consigned to customers at December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 were $353,201 and $353,201, respectively.
NOTE 5 - PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
A summary of property and equipment is as follows:
|USEFUL||December 31,||March 31,|
|Computer and office equipment||5 years||$||276,332||$||660,948|
|Furniture and fixtures||5-7 years||-||217,875|
|Warehouse equipment||7 years||101,521||101,521|
|Molds and tooling||3-5 years||1,846,645||1,847,106|
|Less: Accumulated depreciation||(1,956,508||)||(2,645,102||)|
* Shorter of remaining term of lease or useful life
Depreciation and amortization expense for the three month periods ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 were $55,159 and $98,090, respectively. Depreciation and amortization expense for the nine month periods ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 were $116,550 and $339,858, respectively.
NOTE 6 - OBLIGATIONS TO CLIENTS FOR RETURNS AND ALLOWANCES
Due to the seasonality of the business and length of time clients are given to return defective product, it is not uncommon for clients to accumulate credits from the Company’s sales and allowance programs that are in excess of unpaid invoices in accounts receivable. All credit balances in clients’ accounts receivable are reclassified to obligations to clients for returns and allowances in current liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Client requests for payment of a credit balance are reclassified from obligations to clients for returns and allowances to accounts payable on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. When new invoices are processed prior to settlement of the credit balance and the client accepts settlement of open credits with new invoices, then the excess of new invoices over credits are netted in accounts receivable. As of the periods ended December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 obligations to clients for returns and allowances reclassified from accounts receivable were $291,294 and $435,341, respectively. There were no credit amounts requested by clients to be paid for the periods ended December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 and as such no amounts were reclassified from obligations to clients for returns and allowances to accounts payable.
NOTE 7 – FINANCING
As of December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 the Company owed amounts of $253,750 and $0, respectively to a financial institution. The Company received advance funds from the discounting of letters of credit issued as payment for goods by a major customer. The proceeds were used to pay Chinese manufacturing vendors. The amounts are due January 10, 2012 and were discounted at 1.20%.
NOTE 8 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company is not aware of any outstanding legal matters at December 31, 2011.
In a letter dated July 21, 2008 the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) notified the former foreign subsidiary of an unpaid tax balance on Income Tax Return of a Foreign Corporation (Form 1120-F) for the period ending March 31, 2003 for International SMC (HK) Limited (“ISMC (HK)”), a former subsidiary. According to the notice ISMC (HK) has an unpaid balance due in the amount of $241,639 that includes an interest assessment of $74,125. ISMC (HK) was sold in its entirety by the Company on September 25, 2006 to a British Virgin Islands company (“Purchaser”). The sale and purchase agreement with the Purchaser of ISMC (HK) specifies that the Purchaser would ultimately be responsible for any liabilities, including tax matters. On June 3, 2009 the IRS filed a federal tax lien in the amount of approximately $170,000 against ISMC (HK) under ISMC (HK)’s federal Tax ID. Management sought independent legal counsel to assess the potential liability, if any, on the Company. In a memorandum from independent counsel, the conclusion based on the facts presented was that the IRS would not prevail against the Company for collection of the ISMC (HK) income tax liability based on:
|·||The IRS’s asserted position that the Company is not the taxpayer.|
|·||The 1120- F tax liability was recorded under the taxpayer identification number belonging to ISMC and not the Company’s taxpayer identification number|
|·||The IRS would be barred from recovery since it failed to assess or issue a notice of levy within the three year statute of limitations|
Based on the conclusion reached in the legal memorandum, management does not believe that the Company will have any further liability with regards to this issue.
The Company has entered into various operating lease agreements for office and warehouse facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and City of Industry, California. The leases expire at varying dates. Rent expense for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 was $605,687 and $587,544, respectively.
Future minimum lease payments under property and equipment leases with terms exceeding one year as of December 31, 2011 are as follows:
|For period ending|
|2016 and beyond||62,655|
NOTE 9 - STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
COMMON STOCK ISSUANCES
During the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the Company issued 125,001 and 249,999 shares of its common stock, respectively.
On December 2, 2011 the Company issued 125,001 shares of its common stock to our Board of Directors at $0.06 per share, pursuant to our annual director compensation plan.
On August 31, 2010 the Company issued 249,999 shares of its common stock to our Board of Directors at $0.03 per share, pursuant to our annual director compensation plan.
On June 1, 2001, the Board of Directors approved the 2001 Stock Option Plan (“Plan”), which replaced the 1994 Stock Option Plan, as amended, (the "1994 Plan"). The Plan was developed to provide a means whereby directors and selected employees, officers, consultants, and advisors of the Company may be granted incentive or non-qualified stock options to purchase common stock of the Company. As of December 31, 2011, the Plan is authorized to grant options up to an aggregate of 1,950,000 shares of the Company's common stock and up to 300,000 shares for any one individual grant in any quarter. As of December 31, 2011, the Company granted 1,623,895 options under the Year 2001 Plan with 1,191,380 options still outstanding, leaving 326,105 options available to be granted. There were no additional stock options issued during the nine months ended December 31, 2011. As of December 31, 2011, the Company has no options still issued and no options available to be granted under the 1994 Plan, since the 1994 Plan has expired (after 10 years).
NOTE 10 - GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
The majority of sales to customers outside of the United States for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 were made by the Macau Subsidiary. Sales by geographic region for the period presented are as follows:
|FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED||FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED|
|December 31,||December 31,|
The geographic area of sales is based primarily on the location where the product is delivered.
NOTE 11 – DUE TO RELATED PARTIES, NET
As of December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 the Company had amounts due to related parties in the amounts of $6,339,988 and $4,615,961 respectively, consisting primarily of non-interest bearing trade payables due to Starlight affiliates. As of December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 the Company had amounts due from related parties in the amounts of $86,150 and $73,348 respectively, consisting primarily of non-interest bearing trade receivables due from Starlight affiliates.
NOTE 12 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
During the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 the Company sold approximately $1,541,000 and $1,659,000 respectively to Starlight Electronics at a discounted price, similar to prices granted to major direct import customers shipped internationally with freight prepaid. The average gross profit margin on sales to Starlight Electronics for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 was 7.6% and 10.8%, respectively. The product was drop shipped to Cosmo Communications of Canada (“Cosmo”), the Company’s primary distributor of its products to Canada. This amount was included as a component of cost of goods sold in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations
During the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 the Company sold approximately $50,000 and $234,000, directly to Cosmo at a gross profit margin of 10.2% and 15.9%, respectively. Sales to Cosmo were similar to prices granted to major direct import customers shipped internationally with freight prepaid. This amount was included as a component of cost of goods sold in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
The Company purchased products from Starlight Consumer Electronics Company, Ltd, (“SCE”) a subsidiary of Starlight International Holding Ltd. The purchases from SCE for the nine month period ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 were $7,231,641and $0, respectively. The Company purchased products from Starlight Marketing Development, Ltd, (“SMD”) a subsidiary of Starlight International Holding Ltd. The purchases from SMD for the nine month period ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 were $0 and $6,573,834, respectively.
During the nine month period ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 the Company purchased products from Cosmo Communications USA, Inc. (“Cosmo USA”) in the amount of $171,551and $230,603, respectively.
On August 1, 2010, SMC Logistics entered into a service and logistics agreement with affiliates Starlight Consumer Electronics (USA), Inc., Starlight Electronics USS, Inc, and Cosmo USA, Inc. to provide logistics, fulfillment, and warehousing services for these affiliates’ domestic sales. The Company received $749,997 and $749,997 in service fees from these affiliates during the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. For the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the Company additionally received reimbursements from both of these affiliates in the amount of $21,585 and $50,620, respectively for expenses and salaries incurred by SMC Logistics on their behalf. The current service and logistics agreement expired on July 31, 2011and on August 1, 2011, the Company entered into an extension of the current agreement for an additional twelve months. The current extension will expire on July 31, 2012.
NOTE 13 – WARRANTY PROVISIONS
A return program for defective goods is negotiated with each of our wholesale customers on a year-to-year basis. Customers are either allowed to return defective goods within a specified period of time after shipment (between 6 and 9 months) or granted a “defective allowance” consisting of a fixed percentage (between 1% and 5%) off of invoice price in lieu of returning defective products. The Company is also subject to returns of CDG music from sales made by our consignee. The Company records liabilities for its return goods programs and defective goods allowance program at the time of sale for the estimated costs that may be incurred. The liability for defective goods is included in warranty provisions on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
Changes in the Company’s obligations for return and allowance programs are presented in the following table:
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,||December 31,||December 31,|
|Estimated return and allowance liabilities at beginning of period||$||438,368||$||309,459||$||144,021||$||123,708|
|Costs accrued for new estimated returns and allowances||276,152||206,670||737,046||524,464|
|Return and allowance obligations honored||(225,728||)||(131,623||)||(392,275||)||(263,666||)|
|Estimated return and allowance liabilities at end of period||$||488,792||$||384,506||$||488,792||$||384,506|
NOTE 14 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
We evaluated the effects of all subsequent events from the end of the third quarter ended December 31, 2011 through the date we filed our financial statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There were no events to report during this evaluation period.
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes included elsewhere in this quarterly report. This document contains certain forward-looking statements including, among others, anticipated trends in our financial condition and results of operations and our business strategy. (See Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors "). These forward-looking statements are based largely on our current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements.
Statements included in this quarterly report that do not relate to present or historical conditions are called “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions. Words such as “believes,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “possible,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “should,” “could,” “will,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Our ability to predict or project future results or the effect of events on our operating results is inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by which, such performance or results will be achieved.
Important factors to consider in evaluating such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) changes in external factors or in our internal budgeting process which might impact trends in our results of operations; (ii) unanticipated working capital or other cash requirements; (iii) changes in our business strategy or an inability to execute our strategy due to unanticipated changes in the industries in which we operate; and (iv) the effects of adverse general economic conditions, both within the United States and globally, (v) vendor price increases and decreased margins due to competitive pricing during the economic downturn (vi)various competitive market factors that may prevent us from competing successfully in the marketplace and (vii) other factors described in the risk factors section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, this Quarterly Report on 10-Q, or in our other filings made with the SEC.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements.
The Singing Machine Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (the “Singing Machine,” “we,” “us,” “our” or “the Company”) and our subsidiaries are primarily engaged in the design, marketing, and sale of consumer karaoke audio equipment, accessories and musical recordings. The Company’s products are sold directly to distributors and retail customers. Our electronic karaoke machines and audio software products are marketed under The Singing Machine(R) and Motown trademarks.
Our products are sold throughout North America and Europe, primarily through department stores, lifestyle merchants, mass merchandisers, direct mail catalogs and showrooms, music and record stores, national chains, specialty stores and warehouse clubs.
Our karaoke machines and karaoke software are currently sold in such major retail outlets as Costco, Kohl's, Toys R Us, Target and Wal-Mart. Our business has historically been subject to significant seasonal fluctuations causing our revenues to vary from period to period and between the same periods in different fiscal years. Thus, it may be difficult for an investor to project our results of operations for any given future period. We are uncertain of how significantly our business will be harmed by a prolonged economic recession but, we anticipate that continued contraction of consumer spending will negatively affect our revenues and profit margins.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain items related to our consolidated statements of operations as a percentage of net sales for the three months and six months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.
The Singing Machine Company, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|For Three Months Ended||For Nine Months Ended|
|December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010||December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010|
|Cost of Goods Sold||79.2||%||76.5||%||78.0||%||77.6||%|
|General and administrative expenses||8.8||%||9.1||%||8.0||%||11.1||%|
|Depreciation and amortization||0.6||%||1.3||%||0.5||%||2.0||%|
|Total Operating Expenses||19.2||%||22.2||%||17.6||%||22.9||%|
|Income (Loss) from Operations||1.6||%||1.3||%||4.4||%||-0.5||%|
|Other Income (Expenses)|
|Provision for income taxes||0.0||%||0.0||%||0.0||%||0.0||%|
|Net Income (Loss)||1.5||%||1.2||%||4.4||%||-0.6||%|
QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011 COMPARED TO THE QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010
Net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 increased to $8,650,557 from $6,935,843, an increase of $1,714,714 as compared to the same period ended December 31, 2011. The increase in net sales is attributable to an approximate $800,000 increase in direct import business (47% of the increase) from two major retail customers that did not do direct import business with the Company in the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The increase is also due to approximately $800,000 more in domestic sales to a new major retail customer. The remaining increase was primarily due to the success of our expanded drop-ship program with these customers.
Our gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 increased to $1,796,159 from $1,632,768 an increase of $163,391 as compared to the same period in the prior year. This increase is primarily due to the increase in revenue in the quarter as compared to the same quarter in the prior year.
Gross profit margin for the three month period ended December 31, 2011 was 20.8% compared to 23.5% for the three month period ended December 31, 2010. An increase in inventory reserves for slow moving inventory of approximately $148,000 was recorded in cost of sales during the three month period ended December 31, 2011 which accounted for 1.7 points of the gross profit margin decrease from the three month period ending December 31, 2010. The remaining 1.0 point decrease was primarily due to participation in a special holiday markdown program with one major retail customer.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, total operating expenses increased to $1,656,948. This represents an increase of $113,841 from the same period’s quarter ended total operating expenses of $1,543,107. This increase was primarily due to an increase in sales and marketing salaries from new hires and other compensation of approximately $64,000 as well as an increase in defective repair costs of approximately $54,000 due to the increase in estimated defective returns from increased sales volume. The remaining selling and administrative expense increase of approximately $39,000 was primarily due variable expenses associated with the increase in net sales. These increases were offset by a decrease in depreciation expense of approximately $43,000 due to molds and tooling that were fully depreciated by the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
Income from operations increased $49,550 this quarter, to $139,211 for the three months ended December 31, 2011 compared to net income from operations of $89,661 for the same period ended December 31, 2010. Increased sales and gross profit offset by increased variable selling and administrative expenses accounted for the increase in income from operations.
Our net other expenses (interest expense) decreased to $5,452 from $8,992 for the same period a year ago primarily related to discounted Letter’s of Credit used to obtain short term bank funds during those periods.
For the three months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, the Company did not record a tax provision as it had sufficient net operation loss from previous periods to offset the income for the three months ended December 31, 2011.
For the three months ended December 31, 2011 net income increased to $133,759 compared to net income of $80,669 for the same period a year ago. The increase in net income was primarily due to increased revenue which resulted in higher gross profit. This was somewhat offset by an increase variable selling and administrative expenses associated with net sales increase.
NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011 COMPARED TO THE NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010
Net sales for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 increased to $24,588,167 from $17,385,142, an increase of $7,203,025 as compared to the same period ended December 31, 2010. This increase in sales is primarily due to increased demand in direct import goods from North American customers. For the nine months ended December 31, 2011 direct import sales to major North American customers increased by approximately $7,026,000 accounting for 98% of the increase.
Our gross profit for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 increased to $5,418,185 from $3,901,337, an increase of $1,516,848 as compared to the same period in the prior year primarily due to the increase in revenue for the comparable periods.
Gross profit margin for the nine month period ended December 31, 2011 was 22.0% compared to 22.4% for the nine month period ended December 31, 2010. During the nine month period ended December 31, 2011 we recorded approximately $300,000 of additional inventory reserves to cost of goods sold over the same period ended December 31, 2010 accounting for 1.2 gross profit margin points of the total decrease. This decrease in gross profit margin was offset by increased gross profit margin in several major retail customers due to price increases and from our expanded drop shipment program with several existing major retail customers.
For the nine months ended December 31, 2011, total operating expenses increased to $4,319,007 from $3,988,494 for the nine months ended December 31, 2010, an increase of $330,513. This increase was primarily due to variable selling expenses associated with the increase in net sales and was offset by decreased depreciation expense as more mature tooling and molds were fully depreciated.
Selling expenses increased approximately $521,000 for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2010. This increase was primarily due to variable expenses associated with the 41% increase in net sales from the same nine month period ending December 31, 2010. Advertising allowance increased approximately $223,000 accounting for 43% of the increase. Sales commissions increased approximately $99,000 which yielded 19% of the increase. Royalties increased approximately $124,000 due to a one-time accrual of additional royalties for the settlement in the MGA legal matter and contributed to 24% of the increase with the remaining increase due to outbound freight expense on increased shipment volume.
General and administrative expenses increased approximately $33,000 for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 compared to same period ended December 31, 2010 due to increased product development charges for future product. Depreciation expense decreased approximately $180,000 primarily due to mature tooling and molds which were fully depreciated.
Our net other expenses (interest expense) decreased to $7,796 from $19,981 for the same period a year ago. The decrease in interest expense was primarily due to the termination of our financing facilities with DBS bank without negotiating any replacement financing.
For the nine months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, the Company did not record a tax provision as it had sufficient net operation loss from previous periods to offset the income for the nine months ended December 31, 2011.
We incurred a net income of $1,091,382 for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 compared to a net loss of $107,138 for the same period a year ago. The $1,198,520 increase in net income was primarily due to increased revenue resulting in gross profit increase of approximately $1,517,000 offset by an increase in operating expenses of approximately $331,000 due to variable selling expense increases commensurate with net sales increases.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
As of December 31, 2011, Singing Machine had cash on hand of $1,976,985 as compared to cash on hand of $1,312,239 as of December 31, 2010. We had a working capital deficit of $364,428 as of December 31, 2011.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,140,286 for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, as compared to $2,183,510 provided by operating activities the same period a year ago. The decrease in net cash provided was primarily a result of an increase in trade accounts receivable due to the increase in net sales during the three month period ended December 31, 2011
Net cash used by investing activities for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 was $87,216 as compared to $27,000 used by investing activities for the same period ended a year ago. This increase was caused by capital expenditures for molds and tooling in the current fiscal year.
Net provided by financing activities was $249,203 for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, as compared to cash used in financing activities of $1,710,148 for the same period ended a year ago. We obtained short term financing from financial institutions of approximately $254,000 during the nine months ended December 31, 2011 by discounting Letters of Credit provided as payment for direct import shipments from two major customers. Our credit facilities with DBS bank were terminated on June 8, 2010 and we were required to pay approximately $1,700,000 representing all outstanding balances on our banking facilities during the nine month period ending December 31, 2010 accounting for the significant increase in funds used by investing activities during that time period. Since we have not replaced our financing facility we have relied on related party and vendor financing as well as offering major customers additional discounts in exchange for reduced payment terms.
In light of the loss of our financing facility, our parent company, the Starlight Group (“Group”), has expressed their willingness and ability to provide bridge financing and advance funds to us for key vendor payments as well as extending longer payment terms for goods they manufacture for us. For the nine month period ended December 31, 2011 the Group provided $1,711,126 of financing primarily through trade payables with the Group. We estimate our bridge financing requirements from the Group to be between $0.5 million and $1.0 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. These funds have been made available by the Group primarily through extended terms for trade payables with the Group. Taking into account the internally generated funds and credit facilities available to the Group, and proposed use of proceeds which included up to $1.0 million of bridge financing for the Company, we have concluded that our parent will have sufficient working capital to provide bridge financing to us for at least the next 12 months.
As of December 31, 2011, our unrestricted cash on hand was $1,976,985. Our average monthly general and administrative expenses are approximately $253,000. We expect that we will require approximately $1 million for working capital during the next three-month period.
During the next 12 month period, we plan on financing our operation needs by:
|·||Raising additional working capital;|
|·||Collecting our existing accounts receivable;|
|·||Selling existing inventory;|
|·||Borrowing from factoring bank;|
|·||Short term loans from our majority shareholder;|
|·||Fees for fulfillment, delivery and returns services from related parties.|
Our sources of cash for working capital in the long term, 12 months and beyond are essentially the same as our sources during the short term. We are actively seeking additional financing facilities and capital investments to maintain and grow our business. If we need to obtain additional financing and fail to do so, it may have a material adverse effect on our ability to meet our financial obligations and to continue as a going concern.
INVENTORY SELL THROUGH
We monitor the inventory levels and sell through activity of our major customers to properly anticipate returns and maintain the appropriate level of inventory. We believe that we have proper return reserves to cover potential returns based on historical return ratios and information available from the customers.
SEASONAL AND QUARTERLY RESULTS
Historically, our operations have been seasonal, with the highest net sales occurring in our second and third fiscal quarters (reflecting increased orders for equipment and music merchandise during the Christmas holiday season) and to a lesser extent the first and fourth quarters of the fiscal year. Sales in our second and third fiscal quarters, combined, accounted for approximately 79.8% and 89.0% of net sales in fiscal 2011 and 2010, respectively.
Our results of operations may also fluctuate from quarter to quarter as a result of the amount and timing of orders placed and shipped to customers, as well as other factors. The fulfillment of orders can therefore significantly affect results of operations on a quarter-to-quarter basis.
We are currently developing and considering selling products other than those within the karaoke category during the slow season to fulfill the revenue shortfall.
Inflation has not had a significant impact on our operations. We generally have adjusted our prices to track changes in the Consumer Price Index since prices we charge are generally not fixed by long-term contracts.
OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
We do not have any off balance sheet arrangements that are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, revenues, results of operations, liquidity or capital expenditures.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
We prepared our consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. As such, management is required to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that it believes are reasonable based on the information available. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the periods presented. The significant accounting policies which management believes are the most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating our reported financial results include: accounts receivable allowance for doubtful accounts, reserves on inventory, deferred tax assets and our Macau income tax exemption.
COLLECTIBILITY OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. Our allowance for doubtful accounts is based on management's estimates of the creditworthiness of our customers, current economic conditions and historical information, and, in the opinion of management, is believed to be an amount sufficient to respond to normal business conditions. Management sets 100% reserves for customers in bankruptcy and other reserves based upon historical collection experience. Should business conditions deteriorate or any major customer default on its obligations to the Company, this allowance may need to be significantly increased, which would have a negative impact on operations.
RESERVES ON INVENTORIES. We establish a reserve on inventory based on the expected net realizable value of inventory on an item-by-item basis when it is apparent that the expected realizable value of an inventory item falls below its original cost. A charge to cost of sales results when the estimated net realizable value of specific inventory items declines below cost. Management regularly reviews the Company's investment in inventories for such declines in value.
INCOME TAXES. Significant management judgment is required in developing our provision for income taxes, including the determination of foreign tax liabilities, deferred tax assets and liabilities and any valuation allowances that might be required against the deferred tax assets. Management evaluates its ability to realize its deferred tax assets on a quarterly basis and adjusts its valuation allowance when it believes that it is more likely than not that the asset will not be realized.
We operate within multiple taxing jurisdictions and are subject to audit in those jurisdictions. Because of the complex issues involved, any claims can require an extended period to resolve. In management's opinion, adequate provisions for potential income taxes in the jurisdiction have been made.
USE OF OTHER ESTIMATES. We make other estimates in the ordinary course of business relating to sales returns and allowances, warranty reserves, and reserves for promotional incentives. Historically, past changes to these estimates have not had a material impact on our financial condition. However, circumstances could change which may alter future expectations.
ITEM 4T. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures. As of the end of the period covered by this report, we conducted an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act). Based upon this evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are not effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission's rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
(b) Changes in Internal Controls. There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by paragraph (d) of Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15 under the Exchange Act that occurred during the end of the period covered by this report 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
There were no pending proceedings as of the period ended December 31, 2011.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR BUSINESS
CURRENT LEVELS OF SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL MARKET VOLATILITY ARE UNPRECEDENTED.
The capital and credit markets have been experiencing volatility and disruption for more than 12 months. In recent months, the volatility and disruption has reached unprecedented levels. In some cases, the markets have produced downward pressure on stock prices and credit availability for certain issuers. We believe these credit market disruptions have likely decreased our ability to access debt and equity financing. If current levels of market disruption and volatility continue or worsen, there can be no assurance that we will not experience an adverse effect, which may be material, on our ability to access capital and on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR CAPITAL STRUCTURE
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
We are not currently in default upon any of our senior securities.
ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY-HOLDERS
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
31.1 Certification of Gary Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.*
31.2 Certification of Carol Lau, Interim Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.*
32.1 Certifying Statement of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.*
32.2 Certifying Statement of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.*
* Filed herewith
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
THE SINGING MACHINE COMPANY, INC.
|Date: February 9, 2012||By:||/s/ Gary Atkinson|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|/s/ Carol Lau|
|Interim Chief Financial Officer|