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  UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION  

Washington, D.C. 20549  

 


   

FORM 10-Q

 

 

Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2014

 

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 1-12711

 


 

DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION

( Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter )

 

California

94-1721931

(State or other jurisdiction of

 (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

incorporation or organization)

 

 

48430 Lakeview Blvd.

Fremont, CA 94538-3158

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(510) 657-2635

(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 requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes    No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes     No

 

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

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

 

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

 

At November 12, 2014, the registrant had outstanding 6,774,769 shares of common stock.

  

 
 

 

   

DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

Page

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

8-13

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

14

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

17

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

17

 

 

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

17

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

17

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

17

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

24

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

24

 

Item 4.

Reserved

24

 

Item 5.

Other Information

24

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

25

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

26

  

 
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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 


 

  U.S. dollars in thousands, except share data

   

September 30,

   

December 31,

 
   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

         

ASSETS

               
                 

CURRENT ASSETS:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 1,660     $ 1,696  

Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $64 as of September 30, 2014 and $146 as of December 31, 2013)

    2,051       2,157  

Related parties – trade receivables

    12       --  

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

    212       167  

Inventories (Note 3)

    1,828       1,751  

Total current assets

    5,763       5,771  
                 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET

    610       616  

INTANGIBLE ASSET, NET

    94       171  

INVESTMENT IN TELKOOR

    400       406  

LONG-TERM DEPOSITS

    13       13  
                 

Total assets

  $ 6,880     $ 6,977  
                 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

               
                 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 1,341     $ 1,109  

Related parties - trade payables

    --       248  

Advances from customers and deferred revenues

    243       128  

Other current liabilities

    365       445  

Total current liabilities

    1,949       1,930  
                 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

               

Share capital -

               

Series A Redeemable, Convertible Preferred shares, no par value - 500,000 shares authorized and 0 shares outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013

    -       -  

Preferred shares, no par value - 1,500,000 shares authorized; 0 shares outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013

    -       -  

Common shares, no par value - 30,000,000 shares authorized; 6,774,769 and 6,853,161 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

    -       -  

Additional paid-in capital

    14,645       14,582  

Accumulated deficit

    (9,441

)

    (9,282

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (273

)

    (253

)

Total shareholders' equity

    4,931       5,047  

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

  $ 6,880     $ 6,977  

 

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

   

 
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DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARY

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data

 

   

Nine months ended

September 30,

   

Three months ended

September 30,

 
   

2014

   

2013

   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

 
                                 

Revenues

  $ 6,910     $ 6,503     $ 2,231     $ 2,087  

Cost of revenues

    4,319       4,100       1,485       1,398  
                                 

Gross profit

    2,591       2,403       746       689  
                                 

Operating expenses:

                               

Engineering and product development

    591       573       197       224  

Selling and marketing

    934       794       292       270  

General and administrative

    1,248       1,180       435       429  
                                 

Total operating expenses

    2,773       2,547       924       923  
                                 

Operating loss

    (182 )     (144 )     (178 )     (234 )

Financial and other income (expense), net

    23       69       28       (18 )

Impairment of investment

    -       (196 )     -       -  
                                 

Loss before income taxes

    (159 )     (271 )     (150 )     (252 )
                                 

Income taxes

    -       -       -       -  
                                 

Net loss

  $ (159 )   $ (271 )   $ (150 )   $ (252 )
                                 

Basic and diluted loss per share

  $ (0.023 )   $ (0.039 )   $ (0.022 )   $ (0.037 )

 

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

    

 
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DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARY

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands

   

Nine months ended

September 30,

   

Three months ended

September 30,

 
   

2014

   

2013

   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

 
                                 

Net loss

  $ (159

)

  $ (271 )   $ (150 )   $ (252 )

Other Comprehensive income, net of tax:

                               

Change in net foreign currency translation adjustment

    (20 )     (8 )     (81 )     163  

Other comprehensive (loss) income

    (20 )     (8 )     (81 )     163  
                                 

Total comprehensive loss:

  $ (179 )   $ (279 )   $ (231 )   $ (89 )

 

 

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

  

 
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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 


 

  U.S. dollars in thousands, except share data  

 

   

Common

   

Additional

           

Other

accumulated

   

Total

   

Total

 
   

shares

   

paid in

   

Accumulated

   

comprehensive

   

comprehensive

   

shareholders'

 
   

Number

   

capital

   

deficit

   

loss

   

income

   

equity

 
                                                 

Balance as of January 1, 2014

    6,853,161     $ 14,582     $ (9,282

)

  $ (253

)

    -     $ 5,047  
                                                 

Stock based compensation related to options granted to Telkoor's employees and other non- employee consultants

    -       1       -       -       -       1  

Stock based compensation related to options granted to employees

    -       152       -       -       -       152  

Exercise of employee options

    39,749                                          

Purchase of treasury stock

    (118,141 )     (90 )                             (90 )

Comprehensive income:

                                               

Net loss

    -       -       (159

)

    -       (159

)

    (159

)

Foreign currency translation adjustments

    -       -       -       (20 )     (20 )     (20 )
                                                 

Total comprehensive income

                                  $ (179 )        

Balance as of September 30, 2014 (unaudited)

    6,774,769     $ 14,645     $ (9,441

)

  $ (273

)

          $ 4,931  
                                                 
                                                 

Balance as of January 1, 2013

    6,853,161       14,476     $ (8,650

)

  $ (299

)

    -     $ 5,527  
                                                 

Stock based compensation related to options granted to Telkoor's employees and other non- employee consultants

    -       (17

)

    -       -       -       (17 )

Stock based compensation related to options granted to employees

    -       82       -       -       -       82  

Comprehensive income:

                                               

Net loss

    -       -       (271

)

    -       (271 )     (271 )

Foreign currency translation adjustments

    -       -       -       (8 )     (8 )     (8 )
                                                 

Total comprehensive income

                                  $ (279 )        

Balance as of September 30, 2013 (unaudited)

    6,853,161       14,541     $ (8,921

)

  $ (307

)

          $ 5,313  

 

 

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

   

 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands

  

   

Nine months ended

September 30,

 
   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

 

Cash flows from operating activities :

               
                 

Loss

  $ (159

)

  $ (271 )

Adjustments required to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

               

Depreciation

    104       78  

Amortization of intangible asset

    78       72  

Stock based compensation related to options granted to employees

    152       82  

Stock based compensation related to options granted to Telkoor's employees & consultants

    1       (18

)

Impairment of investment in Telkoor

    --       196  

Decrease (increase) in trade receivables and related parties – trade receivables, net

    76       (919

)

(Increase) in prepaid expenses and other accounts receivable

    (45 )     (46

)

Decrease (increase) in inventories

    (85 )     196  

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and related parties- trade payables

    (10

)

    309  

Increase (decrease) in deferred revenues and other current liabilities

    42

 

    190  

Decrease in long term loan and lease

            6  
                 

Net cash provided (used by) operating activities

    154       (125 )
                 

Cash flows from investing activities :

               

Purchase of property and equipment

    (117 )     (155 )

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

    16       --  

Net cash used in investing activities

    (101

)

    (155 )
                 

Cash flows from financing activities :

               

Purchase of treasury stock

    (90 )     --  

Net cash used in financing activities

    (90 )     --  
                 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

    1       3  
                 

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

    (36 )     (277 )

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

    1,696       1,821  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

  $ 1,660     $ 1,544  

 

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

 

 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 1:-

GENERAL

 

 

a.

Digital Power Corporation (the "Company" or "DPC") was incorporated in 1969, under the General Corporation Law of the State of California. The Company and Digital Power Limited ("DPL"), a wholly owned subsidiary located in the United Kingdom, are currently engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of switching power supplies and converters. The Company has two reportable geographic segments - North America (sales through DPC) and Europe (sales through DPL).

 

 

b.

The Company depends on Telkoor Telecom Ltd. ("Telkoor"), a major shareholder of the Company and one of DPC's third party subcontractors, for manufacturing capabilities in production of the products which DPC sells. If these manufacturers are unable or unwilling to continue manufacturing the Company's products in required volumes on a timely basis, that could lead to loss of sales, and adversely affect the Company's operating results and cash position. The Company also depends on Telkoor's intellectual property and ability to transfer production to third party manufacturers. Failure to obtain new products in a timely manner or delay in delivery of product to customers will have an adverse effect on the Company's ability to meet its customers' expectations. In 2010, the Company purchased a specific intellectual property (IP) fromTelkoor in order to reduce its dependency on Telkoor with respect to a certain line of products.

 

NOTE 2:-

SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

 

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2014 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 are unaudited and reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position and operating results for the interim periods. The condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, together with management's discussion and analysis of the financial condition and results of operations, contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results for the entire fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

 

The significant accounting policies applied in the annual financial statements of the Company as of December 31, 2013 are applied consistently in these financial statements. In addition, the following accounting policy is applied: 

 

 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data  

 

NOTE 3:-

INVENTORIES

 

   

September 30,

   

December 31,

 
   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

         
                 

Raw materials, parts and supplies

  $ 279     $ 186  

Work in progress

    219       428  

Finished products

    1,330       1,137  
                 
    $ 1,828     $ 1,751  

 

NOTE 4:-

ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

 

a.

Stock option plans:

 

 

1.

Under the Company's stock option plans, options may be granted to employees, officers, consultants, service providers and directors of the Company or its subsidiary.

 

 

2.

As of September 30, 2014, the Company has authorized according to the Incentive Share Option Plans, the grant of options to officers, management, other key employees and others of up to 1,373,000, 513,000, 240,000 and 1,519,000, respectively, for the Company’s Common shares. For all four Incentive Option Plans, the maximum term of the options is ten years from date of grant. As of September 30, 2014, an aggregate of 787,630 shares of the Company’s common stock are still available for future grant.

 

 

3.

The options granted generally become fully exercisable after four years and expire no later than 10 years from the date of the option grant. Any options that are forfeited or cancelled before expiration become available for future grants.

 

A summary of the Company’s employee share option activity (except options to consultants and service providers) and related information is as follows:

 

   

Nine months ended September 30, 2014

 
   

Amount

of options

   

Weighted

average

exercise

price

   

Weighted average remaining contractual term (years)

   

Aggregate

intrinsic value (*)

 

Outstanding at the beginning of the period

    712,763     $ 1.33       5.38     $ -  
                                 

Outstanding at the end of the period

    1,287,763     $ 1.56       7.92     $ 45  
                                 

Exercisable options at the end of the period

    397,263     $ 1.44       5.30     $ 30  

 

 

(*)

Calculation of aggregate intrinsic value is based on the share price of the Company's common stock as of September 30, 2014 ($ 1.29 per share).

 

 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 4:-

ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION (Cont.)

 

 

a.

Stock option plans (cont.):

 

 

4.

Under the provisions of ASC 718, the fair value of each option is estimated on the date of grant using a Black-Sholes option valuation model that uses the assumptions such as stock price on the date of the grant, exercise price, risk-free interest rate, expected volatility, expected life and expected dividend yield of the option. Expected volatility is based exclusively on historical volatility of the entity's stock as allowed by ASC 718. The Company uses historical information with respect to the employee options exercised to estimate the expected term of options granted, representing the period of time that options granted are expected to be outstanding. The risk-free interest rate of period within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant.

 

Options for 780,000 shares of the Company’s common shares were granted during the first nine months of 2014. No options were granted during the first nine months of 2013.

 

 

The total employee's equity-based compensation expense related to all of the Company's equity-based awards, recognized for the nine months and three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 is comprised as follows:

 

   

Nine months ended

   

Three months ended

 
   

Sept. 30, 2014

   

Sept. 30, 2013

   

Sept. 30, 2014

   

Sept. 30, 2013

 
   

Unaudited

   

Unaudited

   

Unaudited

   

Unaudited

 
                                 

Selling and marketing expenses

    10       4       5       2  

Engineering and product development

    13       --       6       --  

General and administrative

    129       61       59       8  

Total employees equity-based compensation expense

    152       65       70       10  

 

 

 

As of September 30, 2014, there was $ 861 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the stock option plans. That cost is expected to be recognized over a period of the next 3.3 years.

 

 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 


 

 U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data  

 

NOTE 4:-

ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION (Cont.)

 

 

b.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan:

 

The Company had an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) until July 31, 2014 at which time it was entirely liquidated after a decision to terminate the plan as of July 31, 2013 was previously made. The ESOP provided for the Employee Stock Ownership Trust ("ESOT") to distribute shares or cash equivalents of the Company's Common shares as retirement benefits to the participants. As of July 31, 2014, the ESOT had distributed or paid the cash equivalent of all of the 167,504 shares of common stock previously held prior to plan termination.

 

 

NOTE 5:-

NET INCOME PER SHARE

 

The following table sets forth the computation of the basic and diluted net earnings per share:

 

1.         Numerator:

 

   

Nine months ended

Sept. 30,

   

Three months ended

Sept. 30,

 
   

2014

   

2013

   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

 
                                 

Net (loss) income available to Common shareholders

  $ (159

)

  $ (271 )   $ (150 )   $ (252 )

 

2.         Denominator:

 

   

Nine months ended

Sept. 30,

   

Three months ended

Sept. 30,

 
   

2014

   

2013

   

2014

   

2013

 
   

Unaudited

 
                                 

Denominator for basic and diluted loss per share of weighted average number of common shares

    6,812,816       6,853,161       6,782,418       6,853,161  

 

 
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data  

 

NOTE 6:-

SEGMENTS

 

The Company has two reportable geographic segments (see Note 1 for a brief description of the Company's business).

The following data presents the revenues, expenditures and other operating data of the Company's geographic operating segments in accordance with ASC 218 (formerly SFAS No. 131) "Segment Reporting".

 

   

Nine months ended September 30, 2014 (unaudited)

 
   

DPC

   

DPL

   

Eliminations

   

Total

 
                                 

Revenues

  $ 3,783     $ 3.127     $ -     $ 6,910  

Intersegment revenues

    119       -       (119

)

    -  

Total revenues

  $ 3,902     $ 3,127     $ (119

)

  $ 6,910  
                                 

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 50     $ 132     $ -     $ 182  

Operating income (loss)

  $ (330 )   $ 148     $ -     $ (182 )

Tax expense

                          $ -  

Net income (loss)

  $ (330 )   $ 171     $ -     $ (159 )

Expenditures for segment assets, net of retirements

  $ 76     $ 25     $ -     $ 101  

Total assets as of September 30, 2014

  $ 3,588     $ 3,292     $ -     $ 6,880  

 

 

 

   

Nine months ended September 30, 2013 (unaudited)

 
   

DPC

   

DPL

   

Eliminations

   

Total

 
                                 

Revenues

  $ 3,917     $ 2,586     $ -     $ 6,503  

Intersegment revenues

    226       -       (226

)

    -  

Total revenues

  $ 4,143     $ 2,586     $ (226

)

  $ 6,503  
                                 

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 31     $ 119     $ -     $ 150  

Operating loss

  $ (69 )   $ (75 )   $ -     $ (144 )

Impairment of investment

  $ -     $ (196 )           $ (196 )

Tax expense

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  

Net income (loss)

  $ (70 )   $ (201 )   $ -     $ (271 )

Expenditures for segment assets, net of retirements

  $ 102     $ 53     $ -     $ 155  

Total assets as of September 30, 2013

  $ 3,941     $ 3,294     $ -     $ 7,235  

 

 
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DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 


 

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 6:-

SEGMENTS (Cont.)

 

   

Three months ended September 30, 2014 (unaudited)

 
   

DPC

   

DPL

   

Eliminations

   

Total

 
                                 

Revenues

  $ 1,141     $ 1,090     $ -     $ 2,231  

Intersegment revenues

    -               -       -  

Total revenues

  $ 1,141     $ 1,090     $ -     $ 2,231  
                                 

Depreciation expense

  $ 14     $ 47     $ -     $ 61  

Operating income (loss)

  $ (198 )   $ 20     $ -     $ (178 )

Tax expense

                          $ -  

Net income (loss)

  $ (198 )   $ 48     $ -     $ (150 )

Expenditures for segment assets, net of retirements

  $ 24     $ 39     $ -     $ 63  

Total assets as of September 30, 2014

  $ 3,588     $ 3,292     $ -     $ 6,880  

 

   

Three months ended September 30, 2013 (unaudited)

 
   

DPC

   

DPL

   

Eliminations

   

Total

 
                                 

Revenues

  $ 1,409     $ 678     $ -     $ 2,087  

Intersegment revenues

    27       0       (27

)

    -  

Total revenues

  $ 1,436     $ 678     $ (27

)

  $ 2,087  
                                 

Depreciation expense

  $ 12     $ 39     $ -     $ 51  

Operating loss

  $ (126 )   $ (108 )   $ -     $ (234 )

Tax expense

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  

Net loss

  $ (126 )   $ (126 )   $ -     $ (252 )

Expenditures for segment assets

  $ 16     $ 34     $ -     $ 50  

Total assets as of September 30, 2013

  $ 3,941     $ 3,294     $ -     $ 7,235  

 

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

 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This quarterly report contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical facts are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our expectations, beliefs, forecasts, intentions and future strategies and are signified by the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "believes" or similar language. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth and trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including those identified below, under “Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this report. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this quarterly report are based on information available to us on the date of this report and speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

In this quarterly report, the “Company,” “Digital Power,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Digital Power Corporation, a California corporation, and our wholly-owned subsidiary, Digital Power Limited.

 

GENERAL

 

Digital Power Corporation is a solution-driven organization that designs, develops, manufactures and sells high-grade customized and flexible power system solutions for the most demanding applications in the medical, military, telecom and industrial markets.  We are highly focused on high-grade and custom product designs for the commercial, medical and military/defense markets, where customers demand high density, high efficiency and ruggedized products to meet the harshest and/or military mission critical operating conditions.  We are a California corporation originally formed in 1969, and our common stock trades on the NYSE MKT under the symbol “DPW”. Our corporate headquarters are located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. 

 

We also have a wholly-owned subsidiary, Digital Power Limited ("DPL"), which operates under the brand name of “Gresham Power Electronics” (“Gresham”).  DPL is located in Salisbury, England, and it designs, manufactures and sells power products and system solutions mainly for the European marketplace, including power conversion, power distribution equipment, DC/AC (Direct Current/Active Current) inverters and UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) products. DPL’s defense business has specialists in the field of naval applications of power distribution conversion. 

 

We believe that we are one of the first companies in the power solutions industry to introduce a product strategy based on the premise that products developed with an extremely flexible architecture enable rapid modifications to meet unique customer requirements for non-standard output voltages. The development and implementation of this strategy has resulted in broad acceptance in the telecom/industrial, and increasingly in the medical market, segments for our new line of high density and high efficiency power products.  These products set an industry standard for providing high-power output in package sizes that are among the smallest available for such commercial products.

 

              We market and sell our products to many diverse market segments, including the telecom, industrial, medical and military/defense industries.  Our products serve a global market, with an emphasis on North America and Europe.  We offer a broad product variety, including a full custom product design, standard and modified standard products. Our unique high speed switching power rectifiers include, but are not limited to custom power products, front end, open frame, enclosed, Compact PCI, MicroTCA, PoE (Power over Ethernet) and other product solutions providing power output from 50 to 24,000 watts.

 

In an effort to provide short lead-times, high quality products and competitive pricing to support our markets, we have entered into production agreements with several contract manufacturers located in Asia, primarily in China.  These agreements allow us to better control production costs and ensure high quality products deliverable in a timely manner to meet market demand.   

 

 
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We intend to remain an innovative leader in the development of cutting-edge custom power solutions and feature rich products to meet any customer needs and requirements, rugged power systems to meet harsh and extreme operation environmental requirements, and high performance, high efficiency, high-density and modular power systems.   We are currently focused on developing even more high-grade custom power system solutions for numerous customers in a broadly diversified range of markets and challenging environments. Each product development is based on best of class performance criteria, including unique, advanced feature sets and a special layout to meet our customers’ unique operating conditions where efficiency, size and time to market are key to their success.     

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 COMPARED TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

 

Revenues

 

Our revenues increased by 7% to $2.231 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, from $2.087 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The increase in revenues was mainly due to a significant increase in shipments of military products from our European operations offset somewhat by a decrease in standard and semi-custom sales from our U.S. operations.

 

For the same reasons, for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, our revenues increased by 6% to $6.910 million from $6.503 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

 

In general, our defense related revenues were higher in the three month and nine month year to date periods ended September 30, 2014 versus the comparable periods of 2013 and are expected to continue increasing at least through the end of this fiscal year due to a backlog of defense related orders. On the other hand, our commercial revenues continue to lag behind prior year levels due to the timing of customer delivery schedules and weaker demand for the high grade and pluggable power supplies that the Company offers. 

 

Gross Margins  

Gross margins increased slightly to 33.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2014, compared to 33.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Gross margins for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased to 37.5% compared to the gross margins of 37.0% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The increase in gross margins for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 was due primarily to the effect of higher revenues on fixed manufacturing overhead costs and to a lesser extent on the higher mix of defense related shipments. As previously mentioned with respect to revenues, although we expect our margins on defense related shipments to continue their upward trend at least through the end of fiscal 2014, we expect a decline in margins of our commercial products due to the timing of customer delivery schedules and weaker demand for the high grade and pluggable power supplies that the Company offers.  

 

 
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Engineering and Product Development

 

Engineering and product development expenses were $197,000 or 8.8% of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014, compared to $224,000 or 10.7% of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Engineering and product development expenses were $591,000 or 8.6% of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $573,000 or 8.8% of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The decrease in absolute engineering and product development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2014 versus the same period of 2013 were the result of lower safety license fee expenses incurred by the Company on account of its U.S. commercial orders. The slight increase in engineering and product development expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to the comparable period of 2013 was attributable to certain non-recurring expenses associated with new defense orders.

 

Selling and Marketing

 

Selling and marketing expenses were $292,000 or 13.1% of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $270,000 or 12.9% of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Selling and marketing expenses were $934,000 or 13.5% of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $794,000 or 12.2% of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The increase in selling and marketing expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 was primarily related to the addition of regional sales management personnel in the Company’s domestic operations.

 

General and Administrative

 

General and administrative expenses were $435,000 or 19.5% of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $429,000 or 20.6% of revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2013. General and administrative expenses were $1,248,000 or 18.1% of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $1,180,000 or 18.1% of revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The slight increase in the general and administrative expenses in the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2013 was attributable to higher stock option expenses related to incremental grants made on April 2, 2014 offset by lower travel and legal expenses. The increase in general and administrative expenses in the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was primarily attributable to higher stock option expenses related to the aforementioned stock option grants offset by lower legal and outside purchased service provider expenses.

 

Operating Loss

 

        For the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded an operating loss of $178,000 as compared to an operating loss of $234,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The improvement was the result of higher gross profit margins on higher revenues. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded an operating loss of $182,000 compared to an operating loss of $144,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The increase in operating loss was primarily the result of the addition of regional sales management personnel in the domestic operations and significantly higher stock option expenses.

 

Financial and Other Income (Expense)

 

Financial and other income was $28,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to financial expense of $18,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 which was mainly attributable to foreign currency fluctutations. Financial and other income was $23,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to financial and other income of $69,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 which was mainly due to a dividend of $63,000 received from Telkoor Telecom Ltd., our largest shareholder and one of our third party subcontractors, in the quarter ended March 31, 2013 which was not received in the comparable 2014 reporting period.

 

Impairment of Investment

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company recorded an impairment of $196,000 on the investment made in Telkoor equity shares based on independent valuation obtained. There was no impairment charge in the comparable nine month period ended on September 30, 2014. For the three months ended September 30, 2014 and September, 2013, respectively, there were no impairment charges recognized on the Company’s Telkoor investment.

 

Net Loss

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $150,000 as compared to a net loss of $252,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The improvement was the result of the lower operating loss. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $159,000 compared to a net loss of $271,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The improvement was largely the result the Telkoor investment impairment charge recognized in 2013 but not in 2014 

 

 
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES 

 

On September 30, 2014, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1.7 million and working capital of $3.8 million – comparable to to the cash and cash equivalents and working capital at December 31, 2013.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $154,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to net cash used by operating activities of $125,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The increase in cash provided by operating activities for the comparable periods was primarily due to a reduction of the Company’s net loss and a reduction of accounts receivable balances offset by an increase in inventories.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $101,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to $155,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The net usage of cash for investing activities in 2014 and 2013 was due to purchases of equipment, net of proceeds from a sale of equipment in the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

 

Net cash used in financing activities was $90,000 for the nine month period ending September 30, 2014 and represented purchases of treasury stock related to the liquidation of the Company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan. There were no financing activities in the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

 

We believe we have adequate resources at this time to continue our operational and promotional efforts to increase sales and support our current operation.  However, if we do not increase our sales, we may have to raise money through debt or equity offerings, which may dilute shareholders’ equity.       

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

In our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, we identified the critical accounting policies which affect our more significant estimates and assumptions used in preparing our consolidated financial statements.  The basis for developing the estimates and assumptions within our critical accounting policies is based on historical information and known current trends and factors.  The estimates and assumptions are evaluated on an ongoing basis and actual results have been within our expectations.  We have not changed these policies from those previously disclosed in our Annual Report.

 

ITEM 3.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable for a smaller reporting company.

 

ITEM 4T.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We have established disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to management, including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, with the assistance of other members of the Company's management, have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report.  Based upon such evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

During the period covered by this quarterly report, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting or in other factors 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

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A.

RISK FACTORS

 

The risk factors listed in this section provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations we describe in our forward-looking statements. Readers should be aware that the occurrence of any of the events described in these risk factors could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

  

We generated an operating and net loss during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, we have historically experienced operating and net losses and we may experience such losses in the future.

 

 
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For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, we had operating loss of $182,000 and a net loss of $159,000 compared to an operating loss of $144,000 and a net loss of $271,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. For the year ended December 31, 2013, we had an operating loss of $317,000 and a net loss of $632,000. Although we have actively taken steps to increase our revenue and reduce manufacturing and operating costs, we may incur operating and net losses in the future unless we continue to increase revenues by selling current and custom design products, and continue seeking manufacturing cost reductions through offshore strategic agreements with contract manufacturers.

 

We depend on Telkoor to design and manufacture some of our products.

 

We depend on Telkoor, our largest shareholder and one of our third party subcontractors, for design and manufacturing capabilities for some of the products that we sell. If Telkoor is unable or unwilling to continue designing or manufacturing our products in required volumes and with a certain level of quality on a timely basis, that could lead to loss of sales and adversely affect our operating results and cash position. We also depend on Telkoor's intellectual property and ability to transfer production to third party manufacturers. Failure to obtain new products in a timely manner or delay in delivery of products to customers will have an adverse effect on our ability to meet our customers’ expectations.  In addition, we operate in highly competitive markets where our ability to sell Telkoor’s products could be adversely affected by Telkoor’s agreements with other companies, long lead-times and the high cost of Telkoor’s products.  

 

Also, in 2012, Telkoor’s manufacturing lead-times increased, which has hindered our ability to respond to our customers’ needs.  Telkoor’s principal offices, research and development and manufacturing facilities are located in Israel. Political, economic, and military conditions in Israel directly affect Telkoor’s operations.  We are also dependent upon Telkoor’s terms and conditions with its contract manufacturers for some of our products, which terms and conditions may not always be in our best interest.  In 2010, the Company purchased a certain IP from Telkoor in order to reduce its dependency on Telkoor with respect to a certain line of products.

 

We also entered into a Manufacturing Rights Agreement with Telkoor in 2012 pursuant to which we were granted the non-exclusive right to directly place purchase orders for certain products from third party manufacturers in consideration for payment of royalties.

 

We are dependent upon our ability, and our contract manufacturers’ ability, to timely procure electronic components.

 

Some materials are no longer available to support some of our products, thereby requiring us to search for cross materials or, even worse, redesign some of our products to support currently-available materials. Such redesign efforts may require certain regulatory and safety agency re-submittals, which may cause further production delays. While we have initiated actions that we believe will limit our exposure to such problems, the dynamic business conditions in many of our markets may challenge the solutions that have been put in place, and issues may recur in the future.  

 

In addition, some of our products are manufactured, assembled and tested by third party subcontractors and contract manufacturers located in Asia. While we have had relationships with many of these third parties in the past, we cannot predict how or whether these relationships will continue in the future. In addition, changes in management, financial viability, manufacturing demand or capacity, or other factors, at these third parties could hurt our ability to manufacture our products.

 

Our strategic focus on our custom power supply solution competencies and concurrent cost reduction plans may be ineffective or may limit our ability to compete.

 

As a result of our strategic focus on custom power supply solutions, we will continue to devote significant resources to developing and manufacturing custom power supply solutions for a large number of customers, where each product represents a uniquely tailored solution for a specific customer’s requirements.  Failure to meet these customer product requirements or failure to meet production schedules and/or product quality standards may put us at risk with one or more of these customers. Moreover, changes in market conditions and strategic changes at the direction of our customers may effect their decision to continue purchasing from us.  The loss of one or more of our significant custom power supply solution customers could have a material adverse impact on our revenues, business or financial condition.

 

 
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We have also implemented a series of initiatives designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs.  While we believe that these actions will reduce costs, they may not be sufficient to achieve the required operational efficiencies that will enable us to respond more quickly to changes in the market or result in the improvements in our business that we anticipate. In such event, we may be forced to take additional cost-reducing initiatives, including those involving Company personnel,which may negatively impact quarterly earnings and profitability as we account for severance and other related costs. In addition, there is the risk that such measures could have long-term adverse effects on our business by reducing our pool of talent, decreasing or slowing improvements in our products or services, making it more difficult for us to respond to customers, limiting our ability to increase production quickly if and when the demand for our solutions increases and limiting our ability to hire and retain key personnel. These circumstances could cause our earnings to be lower than they otherwise might be.

 

 

We are dependent upon our ability to attract, retain and motivate our key personnel.

 

Our success depends on our ability to attract, retain and motivate our key management personnel, including, but not limited to, our President and CEO, our V.P. of Finance, marketing & sales personnel and key engineers necessary to implement our business plan and to grow our business. Competition for certain specific technical and management skill sets is intense. If we are unable to identify and hire the personnel that we need to succeed, or if one or more of our present key employees were to cease to be associated with us, our future results could be adversely affected. Mr. Kohn continues to serve in his role as our President and CEO. However, Mr. Kohn’s employment agreement expired on December 31, 2010, and as of November 13, 2014, Mr. Kohn and the Company have not signed a new employment agreement.

 

We depend upon a few major customers for a majority of our revenues, and the loss of any of these customers, or the substantial reduction in the quantity of products that they purchase from us, would significantly reduce our revenues and net income.

 

We currently depend upon a few major original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") and other customers for a significant portion of our revenues. We have experienced a reduction of orders by OEMs and a reduction or cancellation of orders, scaling back of certain activities and workforce layoffs by other customers. The loss of any of these customers, or a substantial reduction in the quantity of products that they purchase from us, would significantly reduce our revenues and net income. Furthermore, diversions in the capital spending of certain of these customers to new network elements have and could continue to lead to their reduced demand for our products, which could in turn, have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations. If the financial condition of one or more of our major customers should deteriorate, or if they have difficulty acquiring investment capital due to any of these or other factors, a substantial decrease in our revenues would likely result.

 

We are dependent on the electronic equipment industry, and accordingly will be affected by the impact on that industry of current economic conditions.

 

Substantially all of our existing customers are in the electronic equipment industry, and they manufacture products that are subject to rapid technological change, obsolescence, and large fluctuations in demand.  This industry is further characterized by intense competition and volatility.  The OEMs serving this industry are pressured for increased product performance and lower product prices.  OEMs, in turn, make similar demands on their suppliers, such as us, for increased product performance and lower prices. Such demands may adversely affect our ability to successfully compete in certain markets or our ability to sustain our gross margins. 

 

 
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Our reliance on subcontract manufacturers to manufacture certain aspects of our products involves risks, including delays in product shipments and reduced control over product quality.

 

Since we do not own significant manufacturing facilities, we must rely on, and will continue to rely on, a limited number of subcontract manufacturers to manufacture our power supply products. Our reliance upon such subcontract manufacturers involves several risks, including reduced control over manufacturing costs, delivery times, reliability and quality of components, unfavorable currency exchange fluctuations, and continued inflationary pressures on many of the raw materials used in the manufacturing of our power supply products. If we were to encounter a shortage of key manufacturing components from limited sources of supply, or experience manufacturing delays caused by reduced manufacturing capacity, inability of our subcontract manufacturers to procure raw materials, the loss of key assembly subcontractors, difficulties associated with the transition to our new subcontract manufacturers or other factors, we could experience lost revenues, increased costs, and delays in, or cancellations or rescheduling of, orders or shipments, any of which would materially harm our business.

 

We outsource, and are dependent upon developer partners for, the development of some of our custom design products.

 

We made an operational decision to outsource some of our custom design products to numerous developer partners. This business structure will remain in place until the custom design volume justifies expanding our in house capabilities. Incomplete product designs that do not fully comply with the customer specifications and requirements might affect our ability to transition to a volume production stage of the custom designed product where the revenue goals are dependent on the high volume of custom product production. Furthermore, we rely on the design partners’ ability to provide high quality prototypes of the designed product for our customer approval as a critical stage to approve production.

 

We face intense industry competition, price erosion and product obsolescence, which, in turn, could reduce our profitability .

 

We operate in an industry that is generally characterized by intense competition. We believe that the principal bases of competition in our markets are breadth of product line, quality of products, stability, reliability and reputation of the provider, along with cost. Quantity discounts, price erosion, and rapid product obsolescence due to technological improvements are therefore common in our industry as competitors strive to retain or expand market share. Product obsolescence can lead to increases in un-saleable inventory that may need to be written off and, therefore, could reduce our profitability. Similarly, price erosion can reduce our profitability by decreasing our revenues and our gross margins. In fact, we have seen price erosion over the last several years on most of the products we sell, and we expect additional price erosion in the future.

 

Our future results are dependent on our ability to establish, maintain and expand our manufacturers' representative OEM relationships and our other distributor relationships.

 

We market and sell our products through domestic and international OEM relationships and other distribution channels, such as manufacturers' representatives and distributors. Our future results are dependent on our ability to establish, maintain and expand our relationships with OEMs as well as with manufacturers' representatives and distributors to sell our products. If, however, the third parties with whom we have entered into such OEM and other arrangements should fail to meet their contractual obligations, cease doing, or reduce the amount of their, business with us or otherwise fail to meet their own performance objectives, customer demand for our products could be adversely affected, which would have an adverse effect on our revenues.

 

We may not be able to procure necessary key components for our products, or we may purchase too much inventory or the wrong inventory.

 

The power supply industry, and the electronics industry as a whole, can be subject to business cycles.   During periods of growth and high demand for our products, we may not have adequate supplies of inventory on hand to satisfy our customers' needs. Furthermore, during these periods of growth, our suppliers may also experience high demand and, therefore, may not have adequate levels of the components and other materials that we require to build products so that we can meet our customers' needs. Our inability to secure sufficient components to build products for our customers could negatively impact our sales and operating results. We may choose to mitigate this risk by increasing the levels of inventory for certain key components. Increased inventory levels can increase the potential risk for excess and obsolescence should our forecasts fail to materialize or if there are negative factors impacting our customers’ end markets. If we purchase too much inventory or the wrong inventory, we may have to record additional inventory reserves or write-off the inventory, which could have a material adverse effect on our gross margins and on our results of operations.

 

 
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We depend on sales of our legacy products for a meaningful portion of our revenues, but these products are mature and their sales will continue to decline.

 

A relatively large portion of our sales have historically been attributable to our legacy products. We expect that these products may continue to account for a meaningful percentage of our revenues for the foreseeable future. However, these sales are declining. Although we are unable to predict future prices for our legacy products, we expect that prices for these products will continue to be subject to significant downward pressure in certain markets for the reasons described above. Accordingly, our ability to maintain or increase revenues will be dependent on our ability to expand our customer base, to increase unit sales volumes of these products and to successfully, develop, introduce and sell new products such as custom design and value added products. We cannot assure you that we will be able to expand our customer base, increase unit sales volumes of existing products or develop, introduce and/or sell new products.

 

  Our operating results may vary from quarter to quarter.

 

Our operating results have in the past been subject to quarter-to-quarter fluctuations, and we expect that these fluctuations will continue, and may increase in magnitude, in future periods. Demand for our products is driven by many factors, including the availability of funding for our products in our customers’ capital budgets. There is a trend for some of our customers to place large orders near the end of a quarter or fiscal year, in part to spend remaining available capital budget funds. Seasonal fluctuations in customer demand for our products driven by budgetary and other concerns can create corresponding fluctuations in period-to-period revenues, and we therefore cannot assure you that our results in one period are necessarily indicative of our revenues in any future period. In addition, the number and timing of large individual sales and the ability to obtain acceptances of those sales, where applicable, have been difficult for us to predict, and large individual sales have, in some cases, occurred in quarters subsequent to those we anticipated, or have not occurred at all. The loss or deferral of one or more significant sales in a quarter could harm our operating results. It is possible that, in some quarters, our operating results will be below the expectations of public market analysts or investors. In such events, or in the event adverse conditions prevail, the market price of our common stock may decline significantly.

 

Failure of our information technology infrastructure to operate effectively could adversely affect our business.

 

We depend heavily on information technology infrastructure to achieve our business objectives. If a problem occurs that impairs this infrastructure, the resulting disruption could impede our ability to record or process orders, manufacture and ship in a timely manner, or otherwise carry on business in the normal course. Any such events could cause us to lose customers or revenue and could require us to incur significant expense to remediate.

 

We are subject to certain governmental regulatory restrictions relating to our international sales.

 

Some of our products are subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulation ("ITAR") rules, which are interpreted, enforced and administered by the U.S. Department of State. ITAR controls not only the export, import and trade of certain products specifically designed, modified, configured or adapted for military systems, but also the export of related technical data and defense services as well as foreign production.  Any delays in obtaining the required export, import or trade licenses for products subject to ITAR rules could have a materially adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and/or operating results.  In addition, changes in United States export and import laws that require us to obtain additional export and import licenses or delays in obtaining export or import licenses currently being sought could cause significant shipment delays and, if such delays are too great, could result in the cancellation of orders. Any future restrictions or charges imposed by the United States or any other country on our international sales or foreign subsidiary could have a materially adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and/or operating results. In addition, from time to time, we have entered into contracts with the Israeli Ministry of Defense which were governed by U.S. Foreign Military Financing program (FMF). Any such future sales would be subject to these regulations. Failure to comply with ITAR or FMF rules could have a material adverse affect on our financial condition and operating results.

 

 
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We depend on international operations for a substantial majority of our components and products.

 

We purchase a substantial majority of our components from foreign manufacturers and have a substantial majority of our commercial products assembled, packaged, and tested by subcontractors located outside the United States. These activities are subject to the uncertainties associated with international business operations, including trade barriers and other restrictions, changes in trade policies, governmental regulations, currency exchange fluctuations, reduced protection for intellectual property, war and other military activities, terrorism, changes in social, political, or economic conditions, and other disruptions or delays in production or shipments, any of which could have a materially adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and/or operating results.

 

We depend on international sales for a portion of our revenues.

 

Sales to customers outside of North America accounted for 49.3% of net revenues during the nine months ended September 30, 2014, and 51.2% of net revenues for the year ended December 31, 2013 and we expect that international sales will continue to represent a material portion of our total revenues. International sales are subject to the risks of international business operations as described above, as well as generally longer payment cycles, greater difficulty collecting accounts receivable, and currency restrictions. In addition DPL, our wholly-owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom, supports our European and other international customers, distributors, and sales representatives, and therefore is also subject local regulation. International sales are also subject to the export laws and regulations of the United States and other countries. 

 

If our accounting controls and procedures are circumvented or otherwise fail to achieve their intended purposes, our business could be seriously harmed.

 

We evaluate our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of each fiscal quarter, and are annually reviewing and evaluating our internal control over financial reporting in order to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules relating to internal control over financial reporting adopted pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. If we fail to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting or our management does not timely assess the adequacy of such internal control, we may be subject to regulatory sanctions, and our reputation may decline.

 

The sale of our products is dependent upon our ability to satisfy the proprietary requirements of our customers.

 

We depend upon a relatively narrow range of products for the majority of our revenue. Our success in marketing our products is dependent upon their continued acceptance by our customers. In some cases, our customers require that our products meet their own proprietary requirements. If we are unable to satisfy such requirements, or forecast and adapt to changes in such requirements, our business could be materially harmed.

 

The sale of our products is dependent on our ability to respond to rapid technological change, including evolving industry-wide standards, and may be adversely affected by the development, and acceptance by our customers, of new technologies which may compete with, or reduce the demand for, our products.

 

Rapid technological change, including evolving industry standards, could render our products obsolete. To the extent our customers adopt such new technology in place of our products, the sales of our products may be adversely affected. Such competition may also increase pricing pressure for our products and adversely affect the revenues from such products.

 

Our limited ability to protect our proprietary information and technology may adversely affect our ability to compete, and our products could infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others, resulting in claims against us, the results of which could be costly.

 

Many of our products consist entirely or partly of proprietary technology owned by us. Although we seek to protect our technology through a combination of copyrights, trade secret laws and contractual obligations, these protections may not be sufficient to prevent the wrongful appropriation of our intellectual property, nor will they prevent our competitors from independently developing technologies that are substantially equivalent or superior to our proprietary technology. In addition, the laws of some foreign countries do not protect our proprietary rights to the same extent as the laws of the United States. In order to defend our proprietary rights in the technology utilized in our products from third party infringement, we may be required to institute legal proceedings, which would be costly and would divert our resources from the development of our business.  If we are unable to successfully assert and defend our proprietary rights in the technology utilized in our products, our future results could be adversely affected.

 

 
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Although we attempt to avoid infringing known proprietary rights of third parties in our product development efforts, we may become subject to legal proceedings and claims for alleged infringement from time to time in the ordinary course of business. Any claims relating to the infringement of third-party proprietary rights, even if not meritorious, could result in costly litigation, divert management’s attention and resources, require us to reengineer or cease sales of our products or require us to enter into royalty or license agreements which are not advantageous to us. In addition, parties making claims may be able to obtain an injunction, which could prevent us from selling our products in the United States or abroad.

 

If we are unable to satisfy our customers’ specific product quality, certification or network requirements, our business could be disrupted and our financial condition could be harmed.

 

Our customers demand that our products meet stringent quality, performance and reliability standards. We have, from time to time, experienced problems in satisfying such standards. Defects or failures have occurred in the past, and may in the future occur, relating to our product quality, performance and reliability. From time to time, our customers also require us to implement specific changes to our products to allow these products to operate within their specific network configurations. If we are unable to remedy these failures or defects or if we cannot effect such required product modifications, we could experience lost revenues, increased costs, including inventory write-offs, warranty expense and costs associated with customer support, delays in, or cancellations or rescheduling of, orders or shipments and product returns or discounts, any of which would harm our business.

 

If we ship products that contain defects, the market acceptance of our products and our reputation will be harmed and our customers could seek to recover their damages from us.

 

Our products are complex, and despite extensive testing, may contain defects or undetected errors or failures that may become apparent only after our products have been shipped to our customers and installed in their network or after product features or new versions are released. Any such defect, error or failure could result in failure of market acceptance of our products or damage to our reputation or relations with our customers, resulting in substantial costs for us and for our customers as well as the cancellation of orders, warranty costs and product returns. In addition, any defects, errors, misuse of our products or other potential problems within or out of our control that may arise from the use of our products could result in financial or other damages to our customers. Our customers could seek to have us pay for these losses. Although we maintain product liability insurance, it may not be adequate.

 Our common stock price is volatile .

 

Our common stock is listed on the NYSE MKT.  In the past, our trading price has fluctuated widely, depending on many factors that may have little to do with our operations or business prospects.  The exercise of outstanding options and warrants may adversely affect our stock price and a shareholder’s percentage of ownership.  As of September 30, 2014, we had outstanding exercisable options to purchase an aggregate of 397,263 shares of common stock, with a weighted average exercise price of $1.44 per share.

 

 
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ITEM 2.

UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

None.    

   

ITEM 3.

DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES  

 

None.

 

ITEM 4.

RESERVED

 

ITEM 5.

OTHER INFORMATION  

 

         On November 13, 2014, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014 and for the nine months of the period ended September 30, 2014. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

 

 
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ITEM 6.

EXHIBITS

 

  

 

Exhibits

 

 

 

 

3.1

Amended  and  Restated  Articles  of  Incorporation  of  Digital  Power Corporation (1)

 

 

 

 

3.2

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (1)

 

 

 

 

3.3

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (2)

     

 

3.3

Bylaws of Digital Power Corporation (1)

 

 

 

 

31.1 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

     
 

31.2

Certification of Chief Financial Officer, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

 

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Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

 

99.1

Press Release, dated November 13, 2014, issued by Digital Power Corporation

 

 

 

 

101.INS**

XBRL Instance

 

 

 

 

101.SCH**

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema

 

 

 

 

101.CAL**

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation

 

 

 

 

101.DEF**

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition

 

 

 

 

101.LAB**

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels

 

 

 

 

101.PRE**

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation

 

 

 

 

(1)

Previously filed with the Commission on October 16, 1996 as an exhibit to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2.

 

 

 

 

(2)

Previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed December 9, 2013

     

 

**

XBRL information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated:  November 13, 2014

 

Digital Power Corporation

 

By:

/s/ William Hultzman

 

 

William Hultzman

 

VP of Finance

 

(Principal Accounting Officer)