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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 
FORM 10-K 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 
(Mark One)
Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
  
 
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015
 
  
OR
 
  
Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
  
 
For the Transition Period from                           to                          
 
Commission File No. 000-49805

Sunworks, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

DELAWARE
01-05922991
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
1010 Winding Creek Road, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(Address of principal executive office)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (916) 409-6900

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Common Stock, Par Value $0.001
(Title of class)
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(Name of exchange on which registered)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE

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

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

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 R     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 R    No £

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

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

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(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).  Yes £     No R

The aggregate market value of the common stock held by non-affiliates as of June 30, 2015 was $59.3 million.

The outstanding number of shares of common stock as of March 11, 2016 was 19,762,844.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
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PART I
Item 1.
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Item 1A.
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Item 1B.
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Item 2.
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Item 3.
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Item 4.
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PART II
Item 5.
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Item 6.
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Item 7.
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Item 7A.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
Item 8.
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Item 9.
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Item 9A.
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Item 9B.
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PART III
Item 10.
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Item 11.
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Item 12.
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Item 13.
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Item 14.
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PART IV
Item 15.
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Item 1.  Business.
 
Forward-looking Statements
 
Statements in this annual report on Form 10-K that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements.  Examples of forward-looking statements include statements relating to industry prospects, our future economic performance including anticipated revenues and expenditures, results of operations or financial position, and other financial items, our business plans and objectives, and may include certain assumptions that underlie forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that may affect our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include, among other things, those listed under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this annual report.
 
These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to:
 
·
our limited operating history;
·
our ability to raise additional capital to meet our objectives;
·
our ability to compete in the solar electricity industry;
·
our ability to sell solar electricity systems;
·
our ability to arrange financing for our customers;
·
government incentive programs related to solar energy;
·
our ability to increase the size of our company and manage growth;
·
our ability to acquire and integrate other businesses;
·
relationships with employees, consultants and suppliers; and
·
the concentration of our business in one industry in one geographic area.
 
In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,”  “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.
 
These statements are subject to business and economic risk and reflect management’s current expectations, and involve subjects that are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. Actual events or results may differ materially. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these statements. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this annual report to conform these statements to actual results.
 
Business Introduction/Summary
 
References herein to “we,” “us,” “Sunworks,” and “the Company” are to Sunworks, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Sunworks United, Inc. (“Sunworks United”), MD Energy, Inc. (“MD Energy”), and Elite Solar Acquisition Sub, Inc. (“Elite Solar”). All dollar figures are in thousands (000’s) unless otherwise specified.  
 
We provide photo voltaic (“PV”) based power systems for the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in California and Nevada.  Through our operating subsidiaries, we design, arrange financing, integrate, install and manage systems ranging in size from 2kW (kilowatt) for residential loads to multi MW (megawatt) systems for larger commercial projects.  Commercial installations have included office buildings, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and agricultural facilities such as farms, wineries and dairies.  The Company provides a full range of installation services to our solar energy customers including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring and maintenance.
 
We adhere to the business principles of:

1.
Doing what is right for the customer
2.
Delivering the best value in our industry; and
3.
Doing what we say we will do.

We have installed over 850 systems in 2015 in California and Nevada, an approximately 18 MW of capacity, which is more than a 250% increase over the approximately 300 systems installations and 7MW of capacity in 2014.  

Approximately 60% of our 2015 revenue was from sales to the commercial market, including the agricultural market, and approximately 40% of our revenue was from sales to the residential market.
 
In addition to our core solar integrator business, our technology division has developed a patent-pending 3-dimensional solar cell technology that we believe has the potential to increase PV conversion efficiency thereby reducing the cost of the electricity generated.
 
 
Recent Developments

Name Change
 
On March 1, 2016, we changed our name to Sunworks, Inc. with simultaneous NASDAQ stock symbol change from SLTD to SUNW. Also, on February 26, 2016, we changed the name of our subsidiary, Solar United Network, Inc. to Sunworks United, Inc.

 Closing of Elite Solar Acquisition
 
On August 6, 2015, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Plan B Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation and d/b/a Universal Racking Solutions (“Plan B”), Kirk R. Short and Elite Solar Acquisition Sub., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Surviving Corporation”) whereby Plan B merged with and into the Surviving Corporation.  The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, as amended, closed on December 1, 2015.  We paid a consideration of $7 million, with $2.5 million paid in cash and 1,506,024 in shares of our Series B Preferred Stock valued at $4.5 million.
 
Market Opportunity
 
We believe the following trends will contribute to the growth and prospects of our business:
 
·
Growing Market for Solar Energy. The market for residential distributed solar energy is growing rapidly. According to research compiled by GTM Research, an industry research firm, and the Solar Energy Industries Association, or SEIA, 7.4 gigawatts of capacity will be installed within the U.S. solar energy market in 2015, up 19% over 2014.  GTM Research/SEIA forecasts that installations in 2016 will be up 25-50% over 2015. We believe that the market is growing rapidly yet possesses significant growth opportunities since solar energy is still a small percentage of the U.S. energy market. We believe that there is a significant opportunity for distributed solar energy to increasingly displace traditional retail electricity generated from fossil fuels.

·
Strong Regional Markets. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, 4.1 gigawatts of solar power were installed in the US in the first 3 quarters of 2015, of which we believe, over half were installed in California and Nevada, our target market.

·
Highly Fragmented Industry. The solar installer industry is highly fragmented and populated with many companies that have been born out of the electrical contractors industry.  The solar installer industry has already undergone significant consolidation with the number of installers in California alone dropping, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, from 1,000 between 2009 and 2013 to 600 in 2014.  While we believe that some consolidation has occurred, we also believe that there is opportunity for further consolidation.
 
Strategy
 
Our strategy for growth is twofold.  First, we plan to continue to expand the reach and penetration of our existing businesses.  Second, we also to plan to selectively acquire PV installers that are financially stable, quality oriented, profitable and have a strong management team that is compatible with our existing team.
 
Our acquisition candidates primarily consist of small independent companies that generate between $15 million to $50 million of revenues profitably, but lack the resources to scale their businesses. This limits the exit options for the owners of these companies. We believe that a sale to us will offer them a liquidity opportunity and an opportunity to participate in the continued growth of the business with our resources through convertible notes issued in the acquisition.
 
Our acquisition criteria include the following:
 
·
Same Target Market – Companies in the residential and commercial markets.
·
Willingness to Continue Participation – Prefer management of acquired companies to continue in an operating role.
·
Compatible and Collaborative Management – Target management must be willing to accept our best practices.
·
Profitable – Companies that generate an operating profit.
·
Location – Currently focused on the western states markets.
 
We believe the keys to success in acquiring companies are to buy the right company, with a good transaction structure, and with strong management in place.  Our management team has experience in successfully executing a strategy of acquiring companies that have become successful enterprises under their new ownership.
 
 
Company Operations
 
Employees
 
We employ a total of approximately 200 full-time employees.  We also utilize outside subcontractors to assist with providing solar systems to our customers.  We split our direct labor between employees and contract labor.  With each acquisition, we look to transition the majority of back office functions to our corporate headquarters to reduce costs and make our operations consistent across our subsidiaries.  We believe that our strategy of consolidating such functions as purchasing, supplier relations, accounting, human resources and other basic functions help to realize cost reductions and strategic synergies.
 
Sales and Marketing
 
We have approximately 70 employees primarily focused on sales and marketing in California and Nevada. Over 60% of our commercial sales and approximately 40% of our sales to the residential market are generated by referrals.
 
In Northern California, we have specially-designed marketing efforts and tracking systems in place that enable us to attract new customers at a low cost and higher conversion rate than what we believe to be the industry average.  The Company utilizes several marketing tools and business strategies to differentiate itself from its competitors and attract new customers, including its proprietary proposal tool, its proprietary CRM (customer relationship management software), radio shows and celebrity endorsements, our website, search engine optimization, social media, email marketing, direct mailers, its solar outreach division (canvassing, trade shows and events, solar open houses), call center, strategic partnerships/joint ventures, sponsorships, shared space in retail stores, solar stations (kiosks) and its referral program.
 
In our Southern California operations, we have a strong advantage in the commercial solar market given our extensive contact list resulting from our experience in the commercial and industrial construction market, which provides access to customer lists.  Through our network of vendors and independent sales consultants, we now have a growing list of repeat clients, as well as an active and loyal referral network.
 
Financing
 
To promote sales, we assist customers in obtaining financing.  Our objective is to arrange the most flexible terms that meet the needs and wants of the customer. Although we do not provide financing ourselves, we have relationships to arrange financing with numerous private and public sources, including PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Programs, which are programs that involve both municipal governments and private financing companies that allow property owners to receive upfront funding for renewable energy projects, and Farm Credit financing offered by a network of lending institutions.
 
We believe it is best for customers to own their own systems, but some customers prefer not to own their systems.  We also have the ability to arrange financing with third parties through power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) and leases for our customers.
 
Suppliers
 
We purchase solar panels and materials directly from multiple manufacturers. We intend to further coordinate purchases and optimize supply relationships to realize the advantages of greater scale.
 
If one or more of our suppliers fail to meet our anticipated demand, or ceases or reduces production due to its financial condition, acquisition by a competitor or otherwise, it may be difficult to quickly identify alternate suppliers or to qualify alternative products on commercially reasonable terms, and our ability to satisfy this demand may be adversely affected.  We do not, however, rely on any single supplier and, we believe, we can obtain needed solar panels and materials from a number of different suppliers.  Accordingly, we believe that the loss of any single supplier would not materially affect our business.
 
We also utilize strategic companies with subcontractors, such as Tiger Electric, Inc. for electrical installations, Aerotek Inc. for racking and module installations, as well as numerous subcontractors for grading, landscaping, and construction for our large commercial, industrial and agricultural customers.
 
Installation
 
We are a licensed contractor in the markets we serve, and we are responsible for every customer installation. We manage the entire process from permitting through inspection to interconnection to the power grid, thereby making the system installation process simple and seamless for our customers. Controlling every aspect of the installation process allows us to minimize costs, ensure quality and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.
 
 
After-Sales Support
 
It is our intent to provide continuing operation and maintenance services for our installed residential and commercial PV system. We provide extended factory equipment technical support and act as a service liaison using our proprietary knowledge, technology and solar electric energy engineering staff. We do this through a 25 Year Limited Workmanship Warranty and Operations and Maintenance Program, which among other things provide a service and technical support line to our customers.  We generally respond to our job site related issues within 24 hours and offer assistance as long as required to maintain customer satisfaction.  Our price to customers includes this warranty, which is essentially a pass through of manufacturers’ warranty.
 
Facilities
 
Our corporate headquarters was relocated from Santa Barbara, California to Roseville, California during the fourth quarter of 2015.  We maintain sales and installation offices in Roseville, California, in Reno, Nevada, in Rancho Cucamonga, California and in Durham, California.  We lease all of our offices and facilities.
 
Customers
 
Currently, the majority of our revenue comes from installations in California with a small amount in Nevada.  Approximately 60% of our sales in 2015 were in the commercial/agricultural market and approximately 40% were generated by residential sales, but we expect that these percentages will vary from year to year.
 
Our residential operations address the needs of property owners installing systems smaller than 20kW.  The typical residential system installed is about 6kW with an average cycle time of 45 days.  We facilitate purchase or lease financing and offer product options to fit the specific needs of each customer.
 
We also install systems for the commercial market, which includes offerings to agricultural customers.  We define small commercial projects as the installation of systems under 100kW, whereas large commercial projects involve the installation of systems greater than 100kW.  Solar projects have received limited financing from traditional lending sources but we have been encouraged by municipal PACE programs in California which have drawn funding sources such as Ygrene and California First into the financing of energy projects.  Cycle times vary from fifteen to twenty weeks, which is a common cycle for commercial projects.  Larger projects typically have a longer cycle time than smaller projects.  Agricultural system sizes vary significantly within this sector and can range from 10kW to multiple megawatts.  Agricultural loans to farmers and tax-oriented leases are the primary funding sources within the industry. Similar to commercial installations, cycle times for agricultural projects may commonly range from fifteen to twenty weeks or longer for larger projects.
 
Competitors
 
In the solar installation market, we compete with companies that offer products similar to ours.  Some of these companies have greater financial resources, operational experience and technical capabilities than us. When bidding for solar installation projects, however, our current experience suggests that there is no clear dominant or preferred competitor in the markets in which we compete. We do not believe that any competitor has more than 10% of the market across all of the areas that we operate.  We compete with other solar installers on pricing, service and the ability to arrange financing.  On a global scale, we also compete, on a cost basis, with traditional utilities that supply electricity to our potential customers and with companies that are not regulated like traditional utilities but that have access to the traditional utility electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure pursuant to state and local pro-competitive and consumer choice policies.  Our advantage over traditional utilities is that we offer customers the opportunity to create their own electricity and detach from the traditional electrical grid.
 
Seasonality
 
Exposure to seasonality in our sales patterns is largely mitigated because of the breadth of our business offerings to residential, commercial and agricultural customers.  We do find, however, that some customers tend to book projects by the end of a calendar year to realize the benefits of available subsidy programs prior to year-end.  This results in fourth quarter sales being more robust usually at the expense of the first quarter.  The first quarter in California often has rain, which also reduces our ability to install in that quarter relative to the remainder of the year.
 
 
Technology and Intellectual Property
 
Generally, the solar installation business is not dependent on intellectual property.  With respect to our research efforts, patent applications have been filed for the Sunworks 3-dimensional solar cell technology for nationalization in the United States, China, Singapore, and India.  The novel 3D cell, which is still in the development stage, is designed to collect sunlight from a wide angle and allow light to bounce around within 3-dimensional microstructures on the solar cell surface more fully absorbing the light than traditional solar cells.  To commercialize this technology, we plan to work with a manufacturing partner that has the capability to assist with the remaining steps (prototyping and volume runs to verify and prove improvement in conversion efficiency).  Research and development expense was $53 and $113 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
 
During 2015, we have invested in the development and implementation of Vista by Viewpoint, a robust enterprise management system, to facilitate the efficient integration and management of our recent and any future acquisitions.  We expect to begin working with the new software for 2016 operations and accounting.
 
Government Regulation and Incentives
 
Government Regulation

We are not regulated as a public utility in the United States under applicable national, state or other local regulatory regimes where we conduct business.
 
To operate our systems we obtain interconnection permission from the applicable local primary electric utility. Depending on the size of the solar energy system and local law requirements, interconnection permission is provided by the local utility and us and/or our customer. In almost all cases, interconnection permissions are issued on the basis of a standard process that has been pre-approved by the local public utility commission or other regulatory body with jurisdiction over net metering procedures. As such, no additional regulatory approvals are required once interconnection permission is given.
 
Our operations are subject to stringent and complex federal, state and local laws, including regulations governing the occupational health and safety of our employees and wage regulations. For example, we are subject to the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended, or OSHA, the U.S. Department of Transportation, or DOT, and comparable state laws that protect and regulate employee health and safety.
  
Government Incentives
 
Federal, state and local government bodies provide incentives to owners, end users, distributors, system integrators and manufacturers of solar energy systems to promote solar energy in the form of rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives such as system performance paymentspayments for renewable energy credits associated with renewable energy generation and exclusion of solar energy systems from property tax assessments. These incentives enable us to lower the price we charge customers for energy from, and to lease, our solar energy systems, helping to catalyze customer acceptance of solar energy as an alternative to utility-provided power.
 
The Federal government currently offers a 30% Investment Tax Credit (“ITC”) under Section 48(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the ITC, for the installation of certain solar power facilities until December 31, 2016. By statute, this tax credit was scheduled to decrease to 10% on January 1, 2017, but was extended in December by Congress through 2019, after which it will fall to 26 percent in 2020, 22 percent in 2021 and 10 percent in 2022.
 
The economics of purchasing a solar energy system are also improved by eligibility for accelerated depreciation, also known as the modified accelerated cost recovery system, or MACRS, depreciation, which allows for the depreciation of equipment according to an accelerated schedule set forth by the Internal Revenue Service. The acceleration of depreciation creates a valuable tax benefit that reduces the overall cost of the solar energy system and increases the return on investment.
 
Approximately half of the states offer a personal and/or corporate investment or production tax credit for solar energy that is additive to the ITC. Further, more than half of the states, and many local jurisdictions, have established property tax incentives for renewable energy systems that include exemptions, exclusions, abatements and credits.  Many state governments, traditional utilities, municipal utilities and co-operative utilities offer a rebate or other cash incentive for the installation and operation of a solar energy system or energy efficiency measures. Capital costs or “up-front” rebates provide funds to solar customers based on the cost, size or expected production of a customer’s solar energy system. Performance-based incentives provide cash payments to a system owner based on the energy generated by their solar energy system during a pre-determined period, and they are paid over that time period. Depending on the cost of the system and other site-specific variables, tax incentives can typically cover 30-40% of the cost of a commercial or residential solar system.
 
 
Many states also have adopted procurement requirements for renewable energy production. Thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted a renewable portfolio standard that requires regulated utilities to procure a specified percentage of total electricity delivered to customers in the state from eligible renewable energy sources, such as solar energy systems, by a specified date. California’s renewable portfolio standard requires all utilities in the state to source 33% of their electric generation from renewable resources by 2020.

In December 2015, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, which regulates the state’s energy market, announced a net metering rate change. Effective January 1, 2016, the new tariffs will gradually increase the monthly fees that solar users pay to use the electric grid and cut by 75% users’ reimbursements for feeding electricity into the grid. The Commission’s decision is retroactive.  Following public outcry, the Commission agreed to hold hearings to reconsider imposing the new rates on existing solar users, and NV Energy Department announced that it would not insist on the immediate retroactive provision but will gradually phase in the new rates for all solar customers over a 12-year period.  In response to the regulation, we have begun to shift focus from the residential to the commercial markets which we believe still have economic viability.

Corporate History
 
We were originally incorporated in Delaware on January 30, 2002 as MachineTalker, Inc.  In September 2010, we shifted our engineering and research focus to developing a new means for generating solar-produced electrical power for use in the manufacture of highly efficient solar cells.  In July 2010, we changed our company name to Solar3D, Inc. in order to better reflect our new business plan and filed for patent protection covering our new concepts for 3D solar cell designs.  On January 31, 2014, we acquired 100% of the stock of Sunworks United, a California corporation. On March 2, 2015, we acquired MD Energy.  On December 1, 2016, we acquired Plan B through a merger of Plan B Enterprises, Inc. into our wholly owned subsidiary, Elite Solar Acquisition Sub., Inc. On March 1, 2016 we changed our name to Sunworks, Inc. with simultaneous NASDAQ stock symbol change from SLTD to SUNW.
 
Our principal executive offices are located at 1010 Winding Creek Road, Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95678 and our telephone number is (916) 409-6900. Our web site address is www.sunworksusa.com. Information contained in or accessible through our website does not constitute part of this annual report on Form 10-K.
 
Available Information
 
We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission, referred to herein as the SEC. Our SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act are available to the public free of charge over the Internet at our website at http://www.Sunworksusa.com or at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Our SEC filings will be available on our website as soon as reasonably practicable after we have electronically filed or furnished them to the SEC. Information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference into this 10-K. You may also read and copy any materials we file with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. You can view our Code of Conduct and Ethics and the charters for each of our committees of the Board of Directors free of charge on the corporate governance section of our website.
 
Item 1A.  Risk Factors.
 
Our business and operations are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties as described below. However, the risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties that we are unaware of, or that we may currently deem immaterial, may become important factors that could harm our business, financial condition or results of operations. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations could suffer materially.
 
Risks Related to Our Financial Position and Capital Requirements
 
We have a limited operating history, which could make it difficult to accurately evaluate our business and prospects.
 
Although we were formed in January 2002, we did not begin selling solar systems until we acquired Solar United Networks in January 2014. Also, we acquired MD Energy in March 2015 and merged with Plan B Enterprises in December 2015. Management believes that our success will depend in large part on our ability to continue to successfully sell solar systems in California and Nevada against determined competition, to consummate synergistic acquisitions, and on the industry’s acceptance of our 3-dimensional solar cell technology as an alternative to traditional energy sources.  We intend to continue to invest in acquisitions, improvements in solar systems and in completing development of our 3-dimensional solar cell technology.  We cannot assure you at this time that we will operate profitably or that we will have adequate working capital to meet our obligations as they become due.
 
We have incurred significant losses since inception.
 
We had an accumulated deficit of $39,763 and $40,819 on December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. We have discontinued research and development expenses related to our 3D solar cells. We incurred operating losses from our inception until mid-2015 when we became profitable, and we expect that profitability may increase as we: (i) consolidate our corporate infrastructure, (ii) continue to complete additional acquisitions and, (iii) continue to commercialize our products.  As such, we are subject to all risks incidental to the sales and development of new solar energy products and related companion diagnostics, and we may encounter unforeseen expenses, difficulties, complications, delays and other unknown factors that may adversely affect our business.
 
We may require substantial additional funding which may not be available to us on acceptable terms, or at all. If we fail to raise the necessary additional capital, we may be unable to complete the development and commercialization of our products, or continue our development programs.
 
Our operations have consumed substantial amounts of cash since inception. We may increase our spending to commercialize our products, including building our own commercial organizations to address certain markets. We will require additional capital for the further sale, development and commercialization of our products, as well as to fund our other operating expenses and capital expenditures.
 
We cannot be certain that additional funding will be available on acceptable terms, or at all. If we are unable to raise additional capital in sufficient amounts or on terms acceptable to us we may have to significantly delay, scale back or discontinue corporate acquisitions to commercialize our products. Any of these events could significantly harm our business, financial condition and prospects.
 
Our future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including:

 
 
the progress of the sales and development to commercialize our products;
 
 
the costs involved in filing and prosecuting patent applications and enforcing or defending patent claims;
 
 
our plans to establish sales, marketing and/or manufacturing capabilities;
 
 
the effect of competing technological and market developments;
 
 
the terms and timing of any collaborative, licensing and other arrangements that we may establish;
 
 
general market conditions for offerings from solar energy companies;
 
 
our ability to establish, enforce and maintain selected strategic alliances and activities required for product commercialization;
 
 
our revenues from successful sales, development and commercialization of our products; and
 
 
the continued availability of government financial incentives and regulations encouraging customer orders for solar power installations.
 
In order to carry out our business plan and implement our strategy, we anticipate that we will need to obtain additional financing from time to time and may choose to raise additional funds through strategic collaborations, public or private equity or debt financing, bank lines of credit, asset sales, government grants, or other arrangements. We cannot be sure that any additional funding, if needed, will be available on terms favorable to us or at all. Furthermore, any additional equity or equity-related financing may be dilutive to our stockholders, and debt or equity financing, if available, may subject us to restrictive covenants and significant interest costs.
 
Our inability to raise capital when needed could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations, and could cause our stock price to decline or require that we wind down our operations altogether.
 
Risks Related to Our Business and Industry
 
A material reduction in the retail price of traditional utility generated electricity or electricity from other sources could harm our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
 
We believe that a significant number of our customers decide to buy solar energy because they want to pay less for electricity than what is offered by the traditional utilities. However, distributed residential solar energy has yet to achieve broad market adoption as evidenced by the fact that distributed solar has penetrated less than 1% of its total addressable market in the U.S. residential sector.
 
 
The customer’s decision to choose solar energy may also be affected by the cost of other renewable energy sources. Decreases in the retail prices of electricity from the traditional utilities or from other renewable energy sources would harm our ability to offer competitive pricing and could harm our business. The price of electricity from traditional utilities could decrease as a result of:
 
 
 
construction of a significant number of new power generation plants, including plants utilizing natural gas, nuclear, coal, renewable energy or other generation technologies;
 
 
relief of transmission constraints that enable local centers to generate energy less expensively;
 
 
reductions in the price of natural gas;
 
 
utility rate adjustment and customer class cost reallocation;
 
 
energy conservation technologies and public initiatives to reduce electricity consumption;
 
 
development of new or lower-cost energy storage technologies that have the ability to reduce a customer’s average cost of electricity by shifting load to off-peak times; or
 
 
development of new energy generation technologies that provide less expensive energy.
 
A reduction in utility electricity prices would make the purchase or the lease of our solar energy systems less economically attractive. If the retail price of energy available from traditional utilities were to decrease due to any of these reasons, or other reasons, we would be at a competitive disadvantage, we may be unable to attract new customers and our growth would be limited.
 
Existing electric utility industry regulations, and changes to regulations, may present technical, regulatory and economic barriers to the purchase and use of solar energy systems that may significantly reduce demand for our solar energy systems.
 
Federal, state and local government regulations and policies concerning the electric utility industry, and internal policies and regulations promulgated by electric utilities, heavily influence the market for electricity generation products and services. These regulations and policies often relate to electricity pricing and the interconnection of customer-owned electricity generation. In the United States, governments and utilities continuously modify these regulations and policies. These regulations and policies could deter customers from purchasing renewable energy, including solar energy systems. This could result in a significant reduction in the potential demand for our solar energy systems. For example, utilities commonly charge fees to larger, industrial customers for disconnecting from the electric grid or for having the capacity to use power from the electric grid for back-up purposes. These fees could increase our customers’ cost to use our systems and make them less desirable, thereby harming our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, depending on the region, electricity generated by solar energy systems competes most effectively with expensive peak-hour electricity from the electric grid, rather than the less expensive average price of electricity. Modifications to the utilities’ peak hour pricing policies or rate design, such as to a flat rate, would require us to lower the price of our solar energy systems to compete with the price of electricity from the electric grid.
 
In addition, any changes to government or internal utility regulations and policies that favor electric utilities could reduce our competitiveness and cause a significant reduction in demand for our products and services. For example, certain jurisdictions have proposed assessing fees on customers purchasing energy from solar energy systems or imposing a new charge that would disproportionately impact solar energy system customers who utilize net metering, either of which would increase the cost of energy to those customers and could reduce demand for our solar energy systems. For example, California has adopted and implemented Assembly Bill 327, which has directly revised the caps on net metering applicable to each utility in the state, and further mandates that the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, study net metering and craft an updated program that may result in future charges being imposed on our customers in California. It is possible these charges could be imposed on not just future customers but our existing customers, causing a potentially significant consumer relations problem and harming our reputation and business. Due to the concentration of almost all of our business in California, any such changes in these markets would be particularly harmful to our business, results of operations and future growth.
 
Our growth strategy depends on the widespread adoption of solar power technology.
 
The market for solar power products is emerging and rapidly evolving, and its future success is uncertain. If solar power technology proves unsuitable for widespread commercial deployment or if demand for solar power products fails to develop sufficiently, we would be unable to generate enough revenues to achieve and sustain profitability and positive cash flow.  The factors influencing the widespread adoption of solar power technology include but are not limited to:
 
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cost-effectiveness of solar power technologies as compared with conventional and non-solar alternative energy technologies;
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performance and reliability of solar power products as compared with conventional and non-solar alternative energy products;
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fluctuations in economic and market conditions which impact the viability of conventional and non-solar alternative energy sources, such as increases or decreases in the prices of oil and other fossil fuels;
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continued deregulation of the electric power industry and broader energy industry; and
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availability of governmental subsidies and incentives.
 
 
Our business currently depends on the availability of rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives. The expiration, elimination or reduction of these rebates, credits and incentives would adversely impact our business.
 
U.S. federal, state and local government bodies provide incentives to end users, distributors, system integrators and manufacturers of solar energy systems to promote solar electricity in the form of rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives such as system performance payments and payments for renewable energy credits associated with renewable energy generation. We rely on these governmental rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives to lower the cost of installing solar systems and to incent customers to purchase solar systems. These incentives enable us to lower the price we charge customers for energy and for our solar energy systems. However, these incentives may expire on a particular date, end when the allocated funding is exhausted, or be reduced or terminated as solar energy adoption rates increase. These reductions or terminations often occur without warning.
 
The federal government recently extended the 30% investment tax credit under Section 48(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the Federal ITC, for the installation of certain solar power facilities until December 31, 2019. 
 
Reductions in, or eliminations or expirations of, governmental incentives could adversely impact our results of operations and ability to compete in our industry by increasing our cost of capital, causing us to increase the prices of our energy and solar energy systems, and reducing the size of our addressable market. In addition, this would adversely impact our ability to attract investment partners and to form new financing funds and our ability to offer attractive financing to prospective customers.
 
Net metering and related policies to offer competitive pricing to our customers in our current markets, and changes to net metering policies may significantly reduce demand for electricity from our solar energy systems.
 
Forty-four states have a regulatory policy known as net energy metering, or net metering. Each of the states where we currently serve customers has adopted a net metering policy. Net metering typically allows our customers to interconnect their on-site solar energy systems to the utility grid and offset their utility electricity purchases by receiving a bill credit at the utility’s retail rate for energy generated by their solar energy system that is exported to the grid in excess of the electric load used by the customers. At the end of the billing period, the customer simply pays for the net energy used or receives a credit at the retail rate if more energy is produced than consumed. Utilities operating in states without a net metering policy may receive solar electricity that is exported to the grid when there is no simultaneous energy demand by the customer without providing retail compensation to the customer for this generation.
 
Our ability to sell solar energy systems and the electricity they generate may be adversely impacted by the failure to expand existing limits on the amount of net metering in states that have implemented it, the failure to adopt a net metering policy where it currently is not in place, the imposition of new charges that only or disproportionately impact customers that utilize net metering, or reductions in the amount or value of credit that customers receive through net metering. Our ability to sell solar energy systems and the electricity they generate also may be adversely impacted by the unavailability of expedited or simplified interconnection for grid-tied solar energy systems or any limitation on the number of customer interconnections or amount of solar energy that utilities are required to allow in their service territory or some part of the grid. If such charges are imposed, the cost savings associated with switching to solar energy may be significantly reduced and our ability to attract future customers and compete with traditional utility providers could be impacted.
 
Limits on net metering, interconnection of solar energy systems and other operational policies in key markets could limit the number of solar energy systems installed in those markets. For example, California utilities limit net metering credit to 5% of the utilities' aggregate customer peak demand. California has adopted legislation to establish a process and timeline for developing a new net metering program with no cap on participation. In December 2015, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, which regulates the state's energy market, announced a net metering rate change. Effective January 1, 2016, the new tariffs will gradually increase the monthly fees over a 12-year period that solar users pay to use the electric grid and cut by 75% users' reimbursements for feeding electricity into the grid. This change in the net metering laws negatively impacted our residential business in Nevada by making the economics of installing residential solar less favorable to homeowners. While we have shifted our focus in Nevada to the commercial markets, which we believe still have economic viability, if the caps on net metering in California and other jurisdictions are reached or if the amount or value of credit that customers receive for net metering is significantly reduced, future customers will be unable to recognize the current cost savings associated with net metering. We rely substantially on net metering when we establish competitive pricing for our prospective customers and the absence of net metering for new customers would greatly limit demand for our solar energy systems.
 
 
Our business depends in part on the regulatory treatment of third-party owned solar energy systems.
 
Our leases and any power purchase agreements are third-party ownership arrangements. Sales of electricity by third parties face regulatory challenges in some states and jurisdictions. Other challenges pertain to whether third-party owned systems qualify for the same levels of rebates or other non-tax incentives available for customer-owned solar energy systems, whether third-party owned systems are eligible at all for these incentives, and whether third-party owned systems are eligible for net metering and the associated significant cost savings. Reductions in, or eliminations of, this treatment of these third-party arrangements could reduce demand for our systems, adversely impact our access to capital and could cause us to increase the price we charge our customers for energy.
 
Our ability to provide solar energy systems to customers on an economically viable basis depends on our ability to help customers arrange financing for such systems.
 
Our solar energy systems have been eligible for Federal ITCs or U.S. Treasury grants, as well as depreciation benefits. We have relied on, and will continue to rely on, financing structures that monetize a substantial portion of those benefits and provide financing for our solar energy systems. With the lapse of the U.S. Treasury grant program, we anticipate that our customers’ reliance on these tax-advantaged financing structures will increase substantially. If, for any reason, our customers were unable to continue to monetize those benefits through these arrangements, we may be unable to provide and maintain solar energy systems for new customers on an economically viable basis.
 
The availability of this tax-advantaged financing depends upon many factors, including:
 
 
 
the state of financial and credit markets;
 
 
changes in the legal or tax risks associated with these financings; and
 
 
non-renewal of these incentives or decreases in the associated benefits.
 
Under current law, the Federal ITC remain at 30% of the cost of the solar energy systems to the end of 2019 after which it will fall to 26 percent in 2020, 22 percent in 2021 and 10 percent in 2022.  In addition, U.S. Treasury grants are no longer available for new solar energy systems. Changes in existing law and interpretations by the Internal Revenue Service and the courts could reduce the willingness of funding sources to provide funds to customers of these solar energy systems. We cannot assure you that this type of financing will be available to our customers. If, for any reason, we are unable to find financing for solar energy systems, we may no longer be able to provide solar energy systems to new customers on an economically viable basis. This would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
Rising interest rates could adversely impact our business.
 
Increases in interest rates could have an adverse impact on our business by increasing our cost of capital, which would increase our interest expense and make acquisitions more expensive to undertake.
 
Further, rising interest rates may negatively impact our ability to arrange financing for our customers on favorable terms to facilitate our customers’ purchases of our solar energy systems.  The majority of our cash flows to date have been from the sales of solar energy systems.  Rising interest rates may have the effect of depressing the sales of solar energy systems because many consumers finance their purchases.
 
As a result, an increase in interest rates may negatively affect our costs and reduce our revenues, which would have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
Our inability to arrange financing could hurt our future business.
 
On a global scale, we also compete, on a cost basis, with traditional utilities that supply electricity to our potential customers and with companies that are not regulated like traditional utilities but that have access to the traditional utility electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure pursuant to state and local pro-competitive and consumer choice policies.  Our advantage over traditional utilities is that we offer customers the opportunity to create their own electricity and detach from the traditional electrical grid.  To offer customers the opportunity, we often have to arrange financing for our customers as solar projects have received limited financing from traditional lending sources.  Our objective is to arrange the most flexible terms that meet the needs and wants of the customer. Although we do not provide financing ourselves, we have relationships to arrange financing with numerous private and public sources, including PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Programs, which are programs that involve both municipal governments and private financing companies that allows property owners to receive upfront funding for renewable energy projects, and Farm Credit financing offered by a network of lending institutions.  Our inability to arrange financing through these or other source could adversely affect our business and results of operations.
 
 
If we cannot compete successfully against other solar and energy companies, we may not be successful in developing and commercializing our technology and our business will suffer.
 
The solar and energy industries are characterized by intense competition and rapid technological advances, both in the United States and internationally. We will compete with a number of existing and future technologies and product candidates developed, manufactured and marketed by others. Many of these competitors have validated technologies with products already in various stages of development. In addition, many of these competitors, either alone or together with their collaborative partners, operate larger research and development programs and/or have substantially greater financial resources than we do, as well as significantly greater experience.
 
We compete with solar companies with business models that are similar to ours. In addition, we compete with solar companies in the downstream value chain of solar energy. For example, we face competition from purely finance driven organizations that acquire customers and then subcontract out the installation of solar energy systems, from installation businesses that seek financing from external parties, from large construction companies and utilities, and increasingly from sophisticated electrical and roofing companies. Some of these competitors specialize in the residential solar energy market, and some may provide energy at lower costs than we do. Further, some of our competitors are integrating vertically in order to ensure supply and to control costs. Many of our competitors also have significant brand name recognition and have extensive knowledge of our target markets. For us to remain competitive, we must distinguish ourselves from our competitors by offering an integrated approach that successfully competes with each level of products and services offered by our competitors at various points in the value chain. If our competitors develop an integrated approach similar to ours including sales, financing, engineering, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and monitoring services, this could reduce our marketplace differentiation.
 
Because we will be competing against significantly larger companies with established track records, we will have to demonstrate that, based on experience, and other factors, our products, are competitive with other products or we may not be able to reach or maintain profitable sales levels.
 
Adverse economic conditions may have material adverse consequences on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
 
Unpredictable and unstable changes in economic conditions, including recession, inflation, increased government intervention, or other changes, may adversely affect our general business strategy. We rely upon our ability to generate additional sources of liquidity and we may need to raise additional funds through public or private debt or equity financings in order to fund existing operations or to take advantage of opportunities, including acquisitions of complementary businesses or technologies. Any adverse event would have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
 
Our business is concentrated in certain markets, putting us at risk of region specific disruptions.
 
As of December 31, 2015, 99% of our total installations were in California. We maintain offices in California and Nevada and expect much of our near-term future growth to occur in California and Nevada, further concentrating our customer base and operational infrastructure. Accordingly, our business and results of operations are particularly susceptible to adverse economic, regulatory, political, weather and other conditions in such markets and in other markets that may become similarly concentrated.
 
Substantially all of our business is conducted primarily using one channel, direct-selling.
 
While we are in the process of evaluating different distribution channels, currently substantially all of our business is conducted using direct selling. We compete against companies that sell solar energy systems to customers through a number of distribution channels, including homebuilders, home improvement stores, large construction, electrical and roofing companies and other third parties and companies that access customers through relationships with third parties in addition to other direct-selling companies. This single distribution channel may place us at a disadvantage with consumers who prefer to purchase products through these other distribution channels. Additionally, we are vulnerable to changes in laws related to direct marketing as regulations have limited unsolicited residential sales calls and may impose additional restrictions. If additional laws affecting direct marketing are passed in the markets in which we operate, it could take time to train our sales force to comply with such laws, and we may be exposed to fines or other penalties for violations of such laws. If we fail to compete effectively through our direct-selling efforts or are not successful in executing our strategy to sell our solar energy systems through other channels, our financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects will be adversely affected.
 
 
If we are unable to retain and recruit qualified technicians and advisors, or if our key executives, key employees or consultants discontinue his or her employment or consulting relationship with us, it may delay our development efforts or otherwise harm our business.
 
We may not be able to attract or retain qualified management or technical personnel in the future due to the intense competition for qualified personnel among solar, energy and other businesses. Our industry has experienced a high rate of turnover of management personnel in recent years. If we are not able to attract, retain and motivate necessary personnel to accomplish our business objectives, we may experience constraints that will significantly impede the successful development of any product candidates, our ability to raise additional capital and our ability to implement our overall business strategy.
 
We are highly dependent on members of our management and technical staff. Our success also depends on our ability to continue to attract, retain and motivate highly skilled junior, mid-level, and senior managers as well as junior, mid-level, and senior technical personnel. The loss of any of our executive officers, key employees or consultants and our inability to find suitable replacements could impede the achievement of our research and development objectives, potentially harm our business, financial condition and prospects. We may be unable to attract and retain personnel on acceptable terms given the competition among solar and energy companies, universities and non-profit research institutions for experienced scientists. Certain of our current officers, directors, scientific advisors and/or consultants or certain of the officers, directors, scientific advisors and/or consultants hereafter appointed may from time to time serve as officers, directors, scientific advisors and/or consultants of other solar and energy companies. We do not maintain “key man” insurance policies on any of our officers or employees.  Other than certain members of our senior management team, all of our employees are employed “at will” and, therefore, each employee may leave our employment and join a competitor at any time.
 
We plan to grant stock options, restricted stock grants, or other forms of equity awards in the future as a method of attracting and retaining employees, motivating performance and aligning the interests of employees with those of our stockholders. If we are unable to implement and maintain equity compensation arrangements that provide sufficient incentives, we may be unable to retain our existing employees and attract additional qualified candidates. If we are unable to retain our existing employees, including qualified scientific personnel, and attract additional qualified candidates, our business and results of operations could be adversely affected.
 
The execution of our business plan and development strategy may be seriously harmed if integration of our senior management team is not successful.
 
As we continue to grow and acquire new businesses like MD Energy and Elite Solar, we have experienced and we may continue to experience significant changes in our senior management team. Specifically, four new board members and our chief financial officer have joined us since December 2014. Further, we have added senior management through our acquisitions.  As a result, our ability to integrate the board and senior management team and our ability to effectively manage our business may affect the successful operations of our business.
 
We may not successfully implement our business model.

Our business model is predicated on our ability to provide solar systems at a profit, and our growth through strategic acquisitions.  We intend to continue to operate as we have previously with sourcing and marketing methods that we have used successfully in the past.  However, we cannot assure that our methods will continue to attract new customers nor that we can maintain the same profitability in the very competitive solar systems marketplace.  We are actively seeking to acquire additional companies that are complementary to ours, and that make a profit.  We cannot guarantee that such companies are available or that we can sustain their performance after we acquire them.
 
Further, we intend to develop our proprietary technology.  We intend to outsource manufacturing and/or to license the proprietary technology to customers for production in their own facilities. We cannot assure that customers will license our technology, to produce it in their own facilities or that various industries will adopt our 3D solar cell technology in the volume that we project, or that prospective customers will agree to pay the prices that we propose to charge.
 
In the event our customers resist paying the prices projected in our business plan to purchase solar installations or to license our 3D solar cell technology, our business, financial condition, and results of operations will be materially and adversely affected.
 
We will need to increase the size of our company and may not effectively manage our growth.
 
Our success will depend upon growing our business and our employee base. Over the next 12 months, we plan to add additional employees to assist us with operations, sales, finance, administration and research and development. Our future growth, if any, may cause a significant strain on our management, and our operational, financial and other resources. Our ability to manage our growth effectively will require us to implement and improve our operational, financial and management systems and to expand, train, manage and motivate our employees. These demands may require the hiring of additional management personnel and the development of additional expertise by management. Any increase in resources devoted to research and product development without a corresponding increase in our operational, financial and management systems could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
 
We may not realize the anticipated benefits of past or future acquisitions, and integration of these acquisitions may disrupt our business and management.
 
We acquired Sunworks United in January 2014 and completed our acquisition of MD Energy in March 2015 and merger with Elite Solar in December 2015. Our growth strategy is dependent on the success of these three acquisitions and in the future we may acquire additional companies, project pipelines, products or technologies or enter into joint ventures or other strategic initiatives. We may not realize the anticipated benefits of this acquisition or any other future acquisition, and any acquisition has numerous risks. These risks include the following:
 
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difficulty in assimilating the operations and personnel of the acquired company;
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difficulty in effectively integrating the acquired technologies or products with our current technologies;
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difficulty in maintaining controls, procedures and policies during the transition and integration;
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disruption of our ongoing business and distraction of our management and employees from other opportunities and challenges due to integration issues;
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difficulty integrating the acquired company’s accounting, management information and other administrative systems;
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inability to retain key technical and managerial personnel of the acquired business;
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inability to retain key customers, vendors and other business partners of the acquired business;
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inability to achieve the financial and strategic goals for the acquired and combined businesses;
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incurring acquisition-related costs or amortization costs for acquired intangible assets that could impact our operating results;
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potential failure of the due diligence processes to identify significant issues with product quality, intellectual property infringement and other legal and financial liabilities, among other things;
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potential inability to assert that internal controls over financial reporting are effective; and
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potential inability to obtain, or obtain in a timely manner, approvals from governmental authorities, which could delay or prevent such acquisitions.
 
Mergers and acquisitions of companies are inherently risky and, if we do not complete the integration of acquired businesses successfully and in a timely manner, we may not realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisitions to the extent anticipated, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations.
 
A significant portion of our total assets consists of goodwill, which is subject to a periodic impairment analysis, and a significant impairment determination in any future period could have an adverse effect on our results of operations even without a significant loss of revenue or increase in cash expenses attributable to such period.

A significant portion of our total assets consists of goodwill, which is subject to a periodic impairment analysis, and a significant impairment determination in any future period could have an adverse effect on our results of operations even without a significant loss of revenue or increase in cash expenses attributable to such period.

We have goodwill totaling approximately $10.9 million associated with our acquisitions. We will be required to evaluate this goodwill for impairment based on the fair value of the operating business units to which this goodwill relates, at least once a year. This estimated fair value could change if we are unable to achieve operating results at the levels that have been forecasted, the market valuation of those business units decreases based on transactions involving similar companies, or there is a permanent, negative change in the market demand for the services offered by the business units. These changes could result in an impairment of the existing goodwill balance that could require a material non-cash charge to our results of operations.
 
 
We may be subject to claims arising from the operations of our various businesses for periods prior to the dates we acquired them.
 
We may be subject to claims or liabilities arising from the ownership or operation of acquired businesses for the periods prior to our acquisition of them, including environmental, employee-related and other liabilities and claims not covered by insurance. These claims or liabilities could be significant. Our ability to seek indemnification from the former owners of our acquired businesses for these claims or liabilities may be limited by various factors, including the specific time, monetary or other limitations contained in the respective acquisition agreements and the financial ability of the former owners to satisfy our indemnification claims. In addition, insurance companies may be unwilling to cover claims that have arisen from acquired businesses or locations, or claims may exceed the coverage limits that our acquired businesses had in effect prior to the date of acquisition. If we are unable to successfully obtain insurance coverage of third-party claims or enforce our indemnification rights against the former owners, or if the former owners are unable to satisfy their obligations for any reason, including because of their current financial position, we could be held liable for the costs or obligations associated with such claims or liabilities, which could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.
 
With respect to providing electricity on a price-competitive basis, solar systems face competition from traditional regulated electric utilities, from less-regulated third party energy service providers and from new renewable energy companies.
 
The solar energy and renewable energy industries are both highly competitive and continually evolving as participants strive to distinguish themselves within their markets and compete with large traditional utilities. We believe that our primary competitors are the traditional utilities that supply electricity to our potential customers. Traditional utilities generally have substantially greater financial, technical, operational and other resources than we do. As a result, these competitors may be able to devote more resources to the research, development, promotion and sale of their products or respond more quickly to evolving industry standards and changes in market conditions than we can. Traditional utilities could also offer other value-added products or services that could help them to compete with us even if the cost of electricity they offer is higher than ours. In addition, a majority of utilities’ sources of electricity is non-solar, which may allow utilities to sell electricity more cheaply than electricity generated by our solar energy systems.
 
We also compete with companies that are not regulated like traditional utilities but that have access to the traditional utility electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure pursuant to state and local pro-competitive and consumer choice policies. These energy service companies are able to offer customers electricity supply-only solutions that are competitive with our solar energy system options on both price and usage of renewable energy technology while avoiding the long-term agreements and physical installations that our current fund-financed business model requires. This may limit our ability to attract new customers; particularly those who wish to avoid long-term contracts or have an aesthetic or other objection to putting solar panels on their roofs.
 
As the solar industry grows and evolves, we will also face new competitors who are not currently in the market. Low technological barriers to entry characterize our industry and well-capitalized companies could choose to enter the market and compete with us. Our failure to adapt to changing market conditions and to compete successfully with existing or new competitors will limit our growth and will have a material adverse effect on our business and prospects.
 
Developments in alternative technologies or improvements in distributed solar energy generation may materially adversely affect demand for our offerings.
 
Significant developments in alternative technologies, such as advances in other forms of distributed solar power generation, storage solutions such as batteries, the widespread use or adoption of fuel cells for residential or commercial properties or improvements in other forms of centralized power production may materially and adversely affect our business and prospects in ways we do not currently anticipate. Any failure by us to adopt new or enhanced technologies or processes, or to react to changes in existing technologies, could materially delay deployment of our solar energy systems, which could result in product obsolescence, the loss of competitiveness of our systems, decreased revenue and a loss of market share to competitors.

Due to the limited number of suppliers in our industry, the acquisition of any of these suppliers by a competitor or any shortage, delay, price change, imposition of tariffs or duties or other limitation in our ability to obtain components or technologies we use could result in sales and installation delays, cancellations and loss of market share.
 
While we purchase our products from several different suppliers, if one or more of the suppliers that we rely upon to meet anticipated demand ceases or reduces production due to its financial condition, acquisition by a competitor or otherwise, is unable to increase production as industry demand increases or is otherwise unable to allocate sufficient production to us, it may be difficult to quickly identify alternate suppliers or to qualify alternative products on commercially reasonable terms, and our ability to satisfy this demand may be adversely affected. There are a limited number of suppliers of solar energy system components and technologies. While we believe there are other sources of supply for these products available, transitioning to a new supplier may result in additional costs and delays in acquiring our solar products and deploying our systems. These issues could harm our business or financial performance.
 
 
In addition, the acquisition of a component supplier or technology provider by one of our competitors could limit our access to such components or technologies and require significant redesigns of our solar energy systems or installation procedures and have a material adverse effect on our business.
 
There have also been periods of industry-wide shortages of key components, including solar panels, in times of rapid industry growth. The manufacturing infrastructure for some of these components has a long lead-time, requires significant capital investment and relies on the continued availability of key commodity materials, potentially resulting in an inability to meet demand for these components. The solar industry is currently experiencing rapid growth and, as a result, shortages of key components, including solar panels, may be more likely to occur, which in turn may result in price increases for such components. Even if industry-wide shortages do not occur, suppliers may decide to allocate key components with high demand or insufficient production capacity to more profitable customers, customers with long-term supply agreements or customers other than us and our supply of such components may be reduced as a result.
 
Typically, we purchase the components for our solar energy systems on an as-needed basis and do not operate under long-term supply agreements. All of our purchases are denominated in U.S. dollars. Since our revenue is also generated in U.S. dollars we are mostly insulated from currency fluctuations. However, since our suppliers often incur a significant amount of their costs by purchasing raw materials and generating operating expenses in foreign currencies, if the value of the U.S. dollar depreciates significantly or for a prolonged period of time against these other currencies this may cause our suppliers to raise the prices they charge us, which could harm our financial results. Since we purchase almost all of the solar photovoltaic modules we use from China, we are particularly exposed to exchange rate risk from increases in the value of the Chinese Renminbi. In addition, the U.S. government has recently imposed tariffs on solar cells manufactured in China and is investigating pricing practices concerning solar panels manufactured in China and Taiwan that contain solar cells produced in other countries, at the conclusion of which it could impose additional tariffs or duties. Any such tariffs or duties, or shortages, delays, price changes or other limitation in our ability to obtain components or technologies we use could limit our growth, cause cancellations or adversely affect our profitability, and result in loss of market share and damage to our brand.
 
Our business has benefited from the declining cost of solar panels, and our financial results may be harmed now that the cost of solar panels has stabilized and could increase in the future, including as a result of increases in the cost of solar panels or tariffs on imported solar panels imposed by the U.S. government.
 
The declining cost of solar panels and the raw materials necessary to manufacture them has been a key driver in the pricing of our solar energy systems and customer adoption of this form of renewable energy. With the stabilization or increase of solar panel and raw materials prices, our growth could slow, and our financial results could suffer. Further, the cost of solar panels and raw materials could increase in the future due to tariff penalties or other factors.
 
The U.S. government has imposed tariffs on solar cells manufactured in China. Based on determinations by the U.S. government under the 2012 solar trade case, the anti-dumping and countervailing tariff rates range from approximately 33%-255%. Such anti-dumping and countervailing tariffs are subject to annual review and may be increased or decreased. Under the most recent preliminary annual review, the tariff rates under the 2012 trade case covering solar cells manufactured in China have been decreased. These tariffs have increased the price of solar panels containing Chinese-manufactured solar cells. In the past, we purchased a significant portion of the solar panels used in our solar energy systems from manufacturers based in China. Currently, many of the solar panels we purchase contain components from China or Taiwan. The purchase price of solar panels containing solar cells manufactured in China reflects these tariff penalties. While solar panels containing solar cells manufactured outside of China are not subject to these tariffs, the prices of these solar panels are, and may continue to be, more expensive than panels produced using Chinese solar cells, before giving effect to the tariff penalties.
 
In addition, the U.S. government is conducting trade investigations relating to solar modules manufactured in China (with cells from other countries) and cells manufactured in Taiwan. In early January 2015, the U.S. government announced its affirmative final determinations in both the countervailing duty and anti-dumping cases against China and in the anti-dumping case again Taiwan. The new preliminary tariffs do not apply to modules with Chinese solar cells. Those modules are still covered by the existing tariffs from the first 2012 trade case.
 
If additional tariffs are imposed or other negotiated outcomes occur, our ability to purchase these products on competitive terms or to access specialized technologies from those countries could be limited. Any of those events could harm our financial results by requiring us to account for the cost of trade penalties or to purchase solar panels or other system components from alternative, higher-priced sources.
 
 
We act as the licensed general contractor for our customers and are subject to risks associated with construction, cost overruns, delays, regulatory compliance and other contingencies, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
 
We are a licensed contractor and we are responsible for every customer installation. We are the general contractor, electrician, construction manager and installer for all our solar energy systems. We may be liable to customers for any damage we cause to their home, belongings or property during the installation of our systems. For example, we penetrate our customers’ roofs during the installation process and may incur liability for the failure to adequately weatherproof such penetrations following the completion of installation of solar energy systems. In addition, because the solar energy systems we deploy are high-voltage energy systems, we may incur liability for the failure to comply with electrical standards and manufacturer recommendations. Because our profit on a particular installation is based in part on assumptions as to the cost of such project, cost overruns, delays or other execution issues may cause us to not achieve our expected results or cover our costs for that project.
 
In addition, the installation of solar energy systems is subject to oversight and regulation in accordance with national, state and local laws and ordinances relating to building, fire and electrical codes, safety, environmental protection, utility interconnection and metering, and related matters. We also rely on certain of our employees to maintain professional licenses in many of the jurisdictions in which we operate, and our failure to employ properly licensed personnel could adversely affect our licensing status in those jurisdictions. It is difficult and costly to track the requirements of every authority having jurisdiction over our operations and our solar energy systems. Any new government regulations or utility policies pertaining to our systems, or changes to existing government regulations or utility policies pertaining to our systems, may result in significant additional expenses to us and our customers and, as a result, could cause a significant reduction in demand for our systems.
 
Compliance with occupational safety and health requirements and best practices can be costly, and noncompliance with such requirements may result in potentially significant monetary penalties, operational delays and adverse publicity.
 
The installation of solar energy systems requires our employees to work at heights with complicated and potentially dangerous electrical systems. The evaluation and modification of buildings as part of the installation process requires our employees to work in locations that may contain potentially dangerous levels of asbestos, lead, mold or other materials known or believed to be hazardous to human health. We also maintain a fleet of trucks and other vehicles to support our installers and operations. There is substantial risk of serious injury or death if proper safety procedures are not followed. Our operations are subject to regulation under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act, or OSHA, the U.S. Department of Transportation, or DOT, and equivalent state laws. Changes to OSHA or DOT requirements, or stricter interpretation or enforcement of existing laws or regulations, could result in increased costs. If we fail to comply with applicable OSHA regulations, even if no work-related serious injury or death occurs, we may be subject to civil or criminal enforcement and be required to pay substantial penalties, incur significant capital expenditures or suspend or limit operations. Because our installation employees are compensated on a per project basis, they are incentivized to work more quickly than installers that are compensated on an hourly basis. While we have not experienced a high level of injuries to date, this incentive structure may result in higher injury rates than others in the industry and could accordingly expose us to increased liability. In the past, we have had workplace accidents and received citations from OSHA regulators for alleged safety violations, resulting in fines. Any such accidents, citations, violations, injuries or failure to comply with industry best practices may subject us to adverse publicity, damage our reputation and competitive position and adversely affect our business.

Problems with product quality or performance may cause us to incur warranty expenses, damage our market reputation and prevent us from maintaining or increasing our market share.
 
If our products fail to perform as expected while under warranty, or if we are unable to support the warranties, sales of our products may be adversely affected or our costs may increase, and our business, results of operations and financial condition could be materially and adversely affected.
 
We may also be subject to warranty or product liability claims against us that are not covered by insurance or are in excess of our available insurance limits. In addition, quality issues can have various other ramifications, including delays in the recognition of revenue, loss of revenue, loss of future sales opportunities, increased costs associated with repairing or replacing products, and a negative impact on our goodwill and reputation. The possibility of future product failures could cause us to incur substantial expenses to repair or replace defective products. Furthermore, widespread product failures may damage our market reputation and reduce our market share causing sales to decline.
 
 
A failure to comply with laws and regulations relating to our interactions with current or prospective residential customers could result in negative publicity, claims, investigations, and litigation, and adversely affect our financial performance.
 
Our business substantially focuses on contracts and transactions with residential customers. We must comply with numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations that govern matters relating to our interactions with residential consumers, including those pertaining to privacy and data security, consumer financial and credit transactions, home improvement contracts, warranties, and door-to-door solicitation. These laws and regulations are dynamic and subject to potentially differing interpretations, and various federal, state and local legislative and regulatory bodies may expand current laws or regulations, or enact new laws and regulations, regarding these matters. Changes in these laws or regulations or their interpretation could dramatically affect how we do business, acquire customers, and manage and use information we collect from and about current and prospective customers and the costs associated therewith. We strive to comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to our interactions with residential customers. It is possible, however, that these requirements may be interpreted and applied in a manner that is inconsistent from one jurisdiction to another and may conflict with other rules or our practices. Our non-compliance with any such law or regulations could also expose the company to claims, proceedings, litigation and investigations by private parties and regulatory authorities, as well as substantial fines and negative publicity, each of which may materially and adversely affect our business. We have incurred, and will continue to incur, significant expenses to comply with such laws and regulations, and increased regulation of matters relating to our interactions with residential consumers could require us to modify our operations and incur significant additional expenses, which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  
If we experience a significant disruption in our information technology systems or if we fail to implement new systems and software successfully, our business could be adversely affected.
 
We depend on information systems throughout our company to control our manufacturing processes, process orders, manage inventory, process and bill shipments and collect cash from our customers, respond to customer inquiries, contribute to our overall internal control processes, maintain records of our property, plant and equipment, and record and pay amounts due vendors and other creditors. If we were to experience a prolonged disruption in our information systems that involve interactions with customers and suppliers, it could result in the loss of sales and customers and/or increased costs, which could adversely affect our overall business operation.
 
Seasonality may cause fluctuations in our financial results.
 
We often find that some customers tend to book projects by the end of a calendar year to realize the benefits of available subsidy programs prior to year-end.  This results in third and fourth quarter sales being more robust usually at the expense of the first quarter.  The first quarter in California often has rain and Nevada snow, which also reduces our ability to install in that quarter relative to the remainder of the year.  In the future this seasonality may cause fluctuations in our financial results. In addition, other seasonality trends may develop and the existing seasonality that we experience may change.
 
Risks Relating to our Common Stock
 
The market price of our common stock may fluctuate significantly, and investors in our common stock may lose all or a part of their investment.
 
The market prices for securities of solar and energy companies have historically been highly volatile, and the market has from time to time experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that are unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. The market price of our common stock may fluctuate significantly in response to numerous factors, some of which are beyond our control, such as:
 
 
our failure to commercialize our product candidates;
 
 
unanticipated serious safety concerns related to the use of any of our product candidates;
 
 
adverse regulatory decisions;
 
 
changes in laws or regulations applicable to our product candidates;
 
 
legal disputes or other developments relating to proprietary rights, including patents, litigation matters and our ability to obtain patent protection for our product candidates, and the results of any proceedings or lawsuits, including patent or stockholder litigation;
 
 
our dependence on third parties;
 
 
announcements of the introduction of new products by our competitors;
 
 
market conditions in the solar and energy sectors;
 
 
announcements concerning product development results or intellectual property rights of others;
 
 
future issuances of common stock or other securities;
 
 
the addition or departure of key personnel;
 
 
failure to meet or exceed any financial guidance or expectations regarding development milestones that we may provide to the public;
 
 
 
 
actual or anticipated variations in quarterly operating results;
 
 
our failure to meet or exceed the estimates and projections of the investment community;
 
 
overall performance of the equity markets and other factors that may be unrelated to our operating performance or the operating performance of our competitors, including changes in market valuations of similar companies;
 
 
announcements of significant acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments by us or our competitors;
 
 
issuances of debt or equity securities;
 
 
sales of our common stock by us or our stockholders in the future;
 
 
trading volume of our common stock;
 
 
ineffectiveness of our internal controls;
 
 
publication of research reports about us or our industry or positive or negative recommendations or withdrawal of research coverage by securities analysts;
 
 
general political and economic conditions;
 
 
effects of natural or man-made catastrophic events; and,
 
 
other events or factors, many of which are beyond our control.
 
 
Further, the equity markets in general have recently experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations. Continued market fluctuations could result in extreme volatility in the price of our common stock, which could cause a decline in the value of our common stock. Price volatility of our common stock might worsen if the trading volume of our common stock is low. The realization of any of the above risks or any of a broad range of other risks, including those described in these “Risk Factors,” could have a dramatic and material adverse impact on the market price of our common stock.
 
A substantial number of shares of common stock may be sold in the market, which may depress the market price for our common stock or the warrants.
 
Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market could cause the market price of our common stock to decline. A substantial majority of the outstanding shares of our common stock are, and the shares of common stock included in the units, or issuable upon exercise of the warrants included in the units, sold in the March 2015 offering upon issuance will be, freely tradable without restriction or further registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Because the warrants are exercisable into our common stock, volatility or a reduction in the market price of our common stock could have an adverse effect on the market price of the warrants.
 
Item 1B.  Unresolved Staff Comments.
 
None.
 
Item 2.  Properties.
 
Sunworks United leases 19,140 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Roseville, California, at a monthly lease rate of $10. The lease expires in September 2019.
 
Sunworks United leases 2,340 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Reno, Nevada at monthly lease rate of $2. The lease expired in January 2016 and new mixed use space of 7,000 square feet was leased at a monthly lease rate of $4 and the lease expires in January 2019.

Sunworks United leases 2,846 square feet of retail space consisting in Rocklin, California, at a monthly lease rate of $9. The lease expires in August 2020.

Sunworks United leases 5,304 square feet of office space in Rocklin, California, at a monthly lease rate of $6. The lease expires in April 2019.

MD Energy leases approximately 6,400 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, California, at a monthly lease rate of $4. The lease expires in April 2016.

Elite Solar leases 15,600 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Durham, California, at a monthly lease rate of $8. The lease expires in December 2019.

Sunworks United leases various vehicles to perform installations and other purposes on 36-month terms with lease payments less than $1 monthly.

All of these properties are adequate for our current needs and we expect that we can extend our leases on these properties, or replace them with similar space, at approximately the same cost.
 
 
Item 3.  Legal Proceedings.
 
We are not currently a party to any legal proceedings that, individually or in the aggregate, are deemed to be material to our financial condition or results of operations.
 
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures.
 
Not applicable.
 
 
 
PART II
 
Item 5.  Market For Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
 
On March 4, 2015 our common stock began to be traded on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol SLTD that was changed on March 1, 2016 to SUNW simultaneously with our name change to Sunworks, Inc.  Our common stock previously traded on the OTC QB under the symbol “SLTD.” The market for our common stock was often sporadic, volatile and limited.  
 
The following table shows the range of high and low sale prices for our common stock as reported on NASDAQ commencing in the first quarter ending March 31, 2015 through the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015 and the high and low bid quotations for our common stock on the OTCQB for the quarters ended December 31, 2014. The prices are adjusted to reflect a 26:1 reverse stock split of our outstanding common stock effected in February 2015. The prices reflect inter-dealer quotations, without retail markup, markdown or commissions, and may not represent actual transactions.
 
 
 
High
   
Low
 
Fiscal Year 2014
 
   
 
First Quarter
 
$
3.30
   
$
0.78
 
Second Quarter
 
$
2.16
   
$
1.48
 
Third Quarter
 
$
4.81
   
$
1.57
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
8.19
   
$
4.47
 
                 
Fiscal Year 2015
               
First Quarter
 
$
8.88
   
$
2.46
 
Second Quarter
 
$
5.72
   
$
3.55
 
Third Quarter
 
$
4.57
   
$
2.00
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
3.85
   
$
2.66
 
 
Holders of Common Stock.  
 
On March 11, 2016, we had 92 registered holders of record of our common stock.
 
Dividends and dividend policy.  
 
We have never declared or paid any dividends on our common stock and we do not anticipate paying dividends on our common stock at the present time. We currently intend to retain earnings, if any, for use in our business. We do not anticipate paying dividends in the foreseeable future.
 
Securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans.  
 
We do not currently have any equity compensation plans in place. We have granted options and restricted stock awards to our officers and directors, but such issuances have not been pursuant to an equity incentive plan and were granted prior to February 2015.
 
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities.  
 
None
 
Item 6.  Selected Financial Data
 
As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information under this item, pursuant to Regulation S-K Item 301(c).
 
 
Item 7.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
 
You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations together with our consolidated financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited to, those set forth under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K.
 
Overview
 
Sunworks provides photo voltaic (“PV”) based power systems for the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in California and Nevada.  We design, arrange financing, integrate, install and manage systems ranging in size from 2kW (kilowatt) for residential loads to multi MW (megawatt) systems for larger commercial projects.  Commercial installations have included office buildings, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and agricultural facilities such as farms, wineries and dairies.  The Company provides a full range of installation services to our solar energy customers including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring and maintenance.
 
We have installed over 850 systems in 2015 in California and Nevada, with approximately 18 MW of capacity, which is more than a 250% increase over the approximately 300 systems installations in 2014 with approximately 7 MW of capacity. 

Approximately 60% of Sunworks United 2015 revenue was from sales to the commercial market, including the agricultural market, and approximately 40% of its revenue was from sales to the residential market.
 
In addition to our core solar integrator business, Sunworks technology division has developed a patent-pending 3-dimensional solar cell technology that we believe has the potential to increase PV conversion efficiency thereby reducing the cost of the electricity generated.

The Company’s business currently operates in one segment based upon the Company’s organizational structure and the way in which the operations are managed and evaluated.
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities.  On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to impairment of property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, deferred tax assets and fair value computation using the Black Scholes option pricing model.  We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions, such as the trading value of our common stock and estimated future undiscounted cash flows, that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions; however, we believe that our estimates, including those for the above-described items, are reasonable.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of 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, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include estimates used to review the Company’s goodwill, impairments and estimations of long-lived assets, revenue recognition on percentage of completion type contracts, allowances for uncollectible accounts, inventory valuation, valuations of non-cash capital stock issuances and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.  The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
 
 
Revenue Recognition

Revenues and related costs on construction contracts are recognized using the “percentage of completion method” of accounting in accordance with ASC 605-35, Accounting for Performance of Construction-Type and Certain Production Type Contracts (“ASC 605-35”). Under this method, contract revenues and related expenses are recognized over the performance period of the contract in direct proportion to the costs incurred as a percentage of total estimated costs for the entirety of the contract. Costs include direct material, direct labor, subcontract labor and any allocable indirect costs. All un-allocable indirect costs and corporate general and administrative costs are charged to the periods as incurred. However, in the event a loss on a contract is foreseen, the Company will recognize the loss, as it is determined. The Asset, “Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings”, represents revenues recognized in excess of amounts billed on contracts in progress. The Liability, “Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings”, represents billings in excess of revenues recognized on contracts in progress. 

Indefinite Lived Intangibles and Goodwill Assets

The Company accounts for business combinations under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805, “Business Combinations,” where the total purchase price is allocated to the tangible and identified intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The purchase price is allocated using the information currently available, and may be adjusted, up to one year from acquisition date, after obtaining more information regarding, among other things, asset valuations, liabilities assumed and revisions to preliminary estimates. The purchase price in excess of the fair value of the tangible and identified intangible assets acquired less liabilities assumed is recognized as goodwill.
 
The Company tests for indefinite lived intangibles and goodwill impairment in the fourth quarter of each year and whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value and may not be recoverable. In accordance with its policies, the Company performed a qualitative assessment of indefinite lived intangibles and goodwill at December 31, 2015 and 2014, and determined there was no impairment of indefinite lived intangibles and goodwill.
 
Business Combinations

We allocate the fair value of purchase consideration to the tangible assets acquired, liabilities assumed and intangible assets acquired based on their estimated fair values. The excess of the fair value of purchase consideration over the fair values of these identifiable assets and liabilities is recorded as goodwill. Such valuations require management to make significant estimates and assumptions, especially with respect to intangible assets. Significant estimates in valuing certain intangible assets include, but are not limited to, future expected cash flows from acquired customer lists, acquired technology, and trade names from a market participant perspective, useful lives and discount rates. Management’s estimates of fair value are based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable and, as a result, actual results may differ from estimates. During the measurement period, which is one year from the acquisition date, we may record adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the corresponding offset to goodwill. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to earnings.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company periodically issues stock options and warrants to employees and non-employees in non-capital raising transactions for services and for financing costs. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to employees based on the authoritative guidance provided by the Financial Accounting Standards Board whereas the value of the award is measured on the date of grant and recognized over the vesting period. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to non-employees in accordance with the authoritative guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board whereas the value of the stock compensation is based upon the measurement date as determined at either a) the date at which a performance commitment is reached, or b) at the date at which the necessary performance to earn the equity instruments is complete. Non-employee stock-based compensation charges generally are amortized over the vesting period on a straight-line basis. In certain circumstances where there are no future performance requirements by the non-employee, option grants are immediately vested and the total stock-based compensation charge is recorded in the period of the measurement date.

Results of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

On February 25, 2015, the Company effected a 26:1 reverse stock split on its common stock.  All share amounts have been retrospectively revised to reflect the twenty six-for-one (26:1) reverse stock split. All common stock share and per share information in this report, including the accompanying consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, have been adjusted to reflect retrospective application of the reverse split, unless otherwise indicated.
 
 
REVENUE AND COST OF REVENUES

For the year ended December 31, 2015 the Company had revenue of $53.7million with $36.7million in cost of revenues.  The revenue includes 10 months of activity from MD Energy and 1 month of activity from Elite Solar which were acquired during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.   Approximately 60% of 2015 revenue was from sales to the commercial market, including the agricultural market, and approximately 40% was from sales to the residential market.
 
For the year ended December 31, 2014 the Company had revenue of $20.2 million with $14.6 million in cost of revenues.  The revenue represents 11 months of activity from Sunworks United which we acquired on January 31, 2014.  Approximately 60% of our 2014 revenue was from sales to the commercial market, including the agricultural market, and approximately 40% was from sales to the residential market.

SELLING AND MARKETING EXPENSES

Selling and marketing expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $5.9 million compared to $1.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.  We have specially-designed marketing efforts and tracking systems in place that enable us to attract new customers at a low cost and higher conversion rate than what we believe to be the industry average.  We utilize several marketing tools and business strategies to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and attract new customers. The significant rise in expense year over year represents increased activity to grow our business which has contributed to increased sales and backlog.

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

General and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $8.6 million compared to $3.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.  The 2015 increase of $5.0 million primarily represents expenses associated with 1 additional month of Sunworks United, 10 months of MD Energy and 1 month of Elite Solar compared to 11 months of Sunworks United operations in 2014.  During 2015 we incurred approximately $1.3 million in expenses associated with our secondary stock offering and subsequent uplisting from the OTCQB to NASDAQ.  We had approximately $.1 million non-cash expense related to issuance of stock through restricted stock grants compared to $.4 million in 2014. We incurred approximately $.2 million each year in acquisition costs associated with MD Energy and Elite Solar in 2015 and Sunworks United in 2014.  With each acquisition, we look to transition the majority of back office functions to our corporate headquarters to reduce costs and make our operations consistent across our subsidiaries.  We believe that our strategy of consolidating such functions as purchasing, supplier relations, accounting, human resources and other basic functions help to realize cost reductions and strategic synergies.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Research and development (“R&D”) costs decreased by $60 to $53 for the year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $113 for the year ended December 31, 2014.  Our research costs have been for research and patent work for a 3-dimensional solar cell.  The novel 3D cell is still in the development stage.
 
OTHER EXPENSES

Total other expenses decreased for the year ended December 31, 2015 to $1.3 million compared to $25.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.  The decrease is due primarily to the $20.8 million non-cash expense in 2014 related to the change of fair value of the derivative liabilities. The Company previously sold convertible promissory notes to certain accredited investors in 2013 and 2014 with conversion prices that were not fixed but varied with market prices and other conditions. Effective December 2014, the Company entered into amendments to those convertible promissory notes to fix the conversion price which eliminated any further derivative gains/losses.  

Interest expense also decreased for the year ended December 31, 2015 to $1.4 million compared to $4.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 due primarily to non-cash less beneficial conversion feature treated as interest for convertible promissory notes.

NET INCOME (LOSS)

Net income of $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, increased compared to a loss of $24.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The improvement was primarily due to significant decreases in non-cash amortization of debt discount, lower non-cash interest expense associated with the beneficial conversion feature for debt financing and improved operating income.  During 2015 operating income of $2.4 million increased by $2.0 million compared to $0.3 million for 2014.  
 
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources

We had $12.0 million in cash at December 31, 2015, as compared to $0.4 million at December 31, 2014.  We believe that the aggregate of our existing cash and cash equivalents, in addition to the funds available under our debt agreements and the funds raised in March 2015, will be sufficient to meet our operating cash requirements for at least the next 12 months.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, we generated $1.3 million of cash from operating activities compared to $0.4 million used in operating activities for the prior year ended December 31, 2014. The $1.7 million increase in cash generated from operating activities year over year was primarily the result of the difference in net income/(loss) net of  the change in derivative liability and amortization of debt discount.
 
We used $3.0 million in investing activities for the current year ended December 31, 2015, as compared to $0.7 million used for the prior year ended December 31, 2014.  The increase in cash used for investing in 2015 is primarily due to the amount of cash payments related to our acquisitions and the purchase of equipment compared to the prior year.

Cash provided by financing activities during the year ended December 31, 2015 was $13.4 million primarily from the issuance of common from our secondary offering in March 2015, and the convertible notes associated with the MD Energy acquisition as compared to $1.5 million for the prior year ended December 31, 2014, in the form of convertible notes associated with the Sunworks United acquisition.

On January 31, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of four 4% convertible promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $1,750 as part of the consideration to acquire 100% of the total outstanding stock of Sunworks United. The notes are convertible at any time after issuance into shares of our common stock. The conversion price is $0.52 per share until March 30, 2015, and thereafter the conversion price will be the greater of $0.52 or 50% of the average closing price of the common stock during the ten (10) consecutive trading days following the submission of the conversion notice. The notes are five (5) year notes and bear interest at the rate of 4% per annum.

In February and March 2014, $625 of the notes were converted into 1,201,923 shares of common stock, leaving a remaining balance of $1,125 and accrued interest of $12 as of December 31, 2014. The Company recorded amortization of the beneficial conversion feature as interest expense in the amount of $1,271, during the year ended December 31, 2014.

On March 3, 2015, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with Cowen & Company, LLC, relating to the sale and issuance by the Company of 3,000,000 Units to the Underwriter in a firm commitment underwritten public offering. Each Unit consisted of one share of the Company's common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of the Company's common stock. The shares of common stock and Warrants were immediately separated and issued separately but were sold together as a Unit. The Warrants are exercisable during the period commencing from the date of issuance and ending on March 9, 2020 at an exercise price of $4.15 per share of common stock (subject to adjustment under certain circumstances).

On November 3, 2014, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with MD Energy and the members of MD Energy who held 100% of the outstanding membership interests to acquire the tangible and intangible assets of MD Energy, including cash and cash equivalents. The acquisition was completed on March 2, 2015. The purchase price was $3,500 comprised of $850 in cash and the issuance of a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $2,650 with an interest rate of 4% that may be convertible at the seller’s option based on a share conversion price of $2.60 per share.

On August 6, 2015, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Plan B Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation and d/b/a Universal Racking Solutions (“Plan B”), Kirk R. Short and Elite Solar Acquisition Sub., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Surviving Corporation”) whereby Plan B merged with and into the Surviving Corporation.  The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, as amended, closed on December 1, 2015.  We paid a consideration of $7 million, with $2.5 million paid in cash and 1,506,024 in shares of our Series B Preferred Stock valued at $4.5 million.
 
On December 31, 2015, we entered into a $2.5 million Credit Facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.  Availability under the Credit Facility is a Line of Credit with a Letter of Credit Sublimit up to $2.5 million.  Upon execution the Company accessed $1.8 million that was repaid in full on January 5, 2016.  The Note matures on November 30, 2017, but may be cancelled at any time by the Company.  Loans are secured by a security interest in the Company's account held with the Lender.  Interest on any unpaid balance accrues at the Prime Rate; provided that, on any given day, shall not be less than the Adjusted One Month LIBOR rate. Until the maturity date, the Company shall pay monthly interest only. While we currently generate sufficient cash to meet our operating cash requirements, we have the ability to access cash under the credit facility should our management determine to do so.
 
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.
 

Item 8.  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
 
SUNWORKS, INC. (FORMERLY SOLAR3D, INC.)

 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014


CONTENTS

 F-1
 
 
F-2
 
 
F-3
 
 
F-4
 
 
F-5
 
 
F-6
 
 
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


To the Board of Directors and Shareholders
Sunworks, Inc. (formerly Solar3D, Inc.)
Roseville, California

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Sunworks, Inc.  (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles  used  and  significant  estimates  made  by  management,  as  well  as evaluating the  overall  financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Sunworks, Inc. as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
 
 
/s/ Liggett & Webb, P.A.
 
Liggett & Webb, P.A.

 
 
March 11, 2016
New York, New York

 
 
 
SUNWORKS, INC. (FORMERLY SOLAR3D, INC.)
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
 
December 31, 2015
   
December 31, 2014
 
Assets
 
   
 
Current Assets
 
   
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
12,040
   
$
414
 
Restricted cash
   
37
     
-
 
Accounts receivable
   
7,023
     
2,023
 
Inventory
   
1,269
     
23
 
Costs in excess of billings
   
2,130
     
1,277
 
Other current assets
   
220
     
281
 
 
               
Total Current Assets
   
22,719
     
4,018
 
 
               
Property and Equipment, net
   
745
     
84
 
 
               
Other Assets
               
Other deposits
   
36
     
20
 
Goodwill
   
10,864
     
2,599
 
Other intangible assets
   
500
     
-
 
 
               
Total Other Assets
   
11,400
     
2,619
 
 
               
Total Assets
 
$
34,864
   
$
6,721
 
 
               
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
$
5,033
   
$
1,971
 
Billings in excess of costs
   
1,990
     
892
 
Customer deposits
   
394
     
52
 
Loan payable, current portion
   
2,028
     
-
 
Derivative liability
   
-
     
68
 
Acquisition convertible promissory notes, net of beneficial conversion feature of $1,767 and $234, respectively
   
750
     
891
 
Convertible promissory notes, net of debt discount of $0 and $1, respectively
   
850
     
887
 
 
               
Total Current Liabilities
   
11,045
     
4,761
 
 
               
Long Term Liabilities
               
    Loan payable
   
232
     
-
 
    Warranty liability
   
45
     
-
 
Total Long Term Liabilities
   
277
     
-
 
Total Liabilities
   
11,322
     
4,761
 
                 
Shareholders' Equity
               
Preferred stock, $.001 par value;
 5,000,000 authorized shares;
 1,506,024 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
   
2
     
-
 
Common stock, $.001 par value;
 1,000,000,000 authorized shares;
 18,320,535 and 14,016,252 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
   
18
     
14
 
Additional paid in capital
   
63,285
     
42,765
 
Accumulated  Deficit
   
(39,763
)
   
(40,819
)
 
               
Total Shareholders' Equity
   
23,542
     
1,960
 
 
               
  Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
$
34,864
   
$
6,721
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
SUNWORKS, INC. (FORMERLY SOLAR3D, INC.)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
2015
   
2014
 
 
 
   
 
Sales
 
$
53,713
   
$
20,190
 
 
               
Cost of Goods Sold
   
36,664
     
14,578
 
 
               
Gross Profit
   
17,049
     
5,612
 
 
               
Operating Expenses
               
Selling and marketing expenses
   
5,941
     
1,575
 
General and administrative expenses
   
8,633
     
3,602
 
Research and development cost
   
53
     
113
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
51
     
10
 
 
               
Total Operating Expenses
   
14,678
     
5,300
 
 
               
Income/Loss before Other Income/(Expenses)
   
2,371
     
312
 
 
               
Other Income/(Expenses)
               
Interest and other income
   
10
     
-
 
Other expense
   
(3
)
   
(33
)
Loss on settlement of debt
   
-
     
(187
)
Gain (Loss) on change in fair value of derivative liability
   
69
     
(20,770
)
Interest expense
   
(1,391
)
   
(4,194
)
 
               
Total Other Income/(Expenses)
   
(1,315
)
   
(25,184
)
 
               
Income (Loss) before Income Taxes
   
1,056
     
(24,872
)
 
               
Income Tax Expense
   
-
     
-
 
 
               
Net Income (Loss)
 
$
1,056
   
$
(24,872
)
 
               
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
               
Basic
 
$
0.06
   
$
(2.15
)
Diluted
 
$
0.05
   
$
(2.15
)
 
               
WEIGHTED-AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING
 
Basic
   
16,966,921
     
11,589,412
 
Diluted
   
23,709,210
     
11,589,412
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
SUNWORKS, INC. (FORMERLY SOLAR3D, INC.)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
   
Series B
           
Additional
         
   
Preferred stock
   
Common stock
   
Paid-in
   
Accumulated
     
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Capital
   
Deficit
   
Total
 
Balance at December 31, 2013
   
-
   
$
-
     
8,203,472
   
$
8
   
$
12,492
   
$
(15,947
)
 
$
(3,447
)
Issuance of common stock for conversion of promissory notes, plus accrued interest
   
-
     
-
     
5,192,399
     
5
     
12,768
     
-
     
12,773
 
Issuance of common stock for exercise of warrants
   
-
     
-
     
75,049
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Issuance of common stock for cashless exercise of warrants
   
-
     
-
     
62,217
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Issuance of common stock for services at fair value
   
-
     
-
     
384,615
     
1
     
179
     
-
     
180
 
Issuance of common stock for services
   
-
     
-
     
31,193
     
-
     
122
     
-
     
122
 
Issuance of common stock for commitment fee
   
-
     
-
     
67,308
     
-
     
26
     
-
     
26
 
Beneficial conversion feature on convertible promissory note
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
1,750
     
-
     
1,750
 
Fair value of exchanged convertible notes
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
15,183
     
-
     
15,183
 
Stock based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
245
     
-
     
245
 
Net loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(24,872
)
   
(24,872
)
Balance at December 31, 2014
   
-
   
$
-
     
14,016,253
   
$
14
   
$
42,765
   
$
(40,819
)
 
$
1,960
 
Issuance of common stock for cash
   
-
     
-
     
3,000,000
     
3
     
11,576
     
-
     
11,579
 
Issuance of common stock for conversion of promissory notes, plus accrued interest
   
-
     
-
     
1,175,517
     
1
     
1,299
     
-
     
1,300
 
Issuance of common stock for services at fair value
   
-
     
-
     
57,529
     
-
     
239
     
-
     
239
 
Issuance of common stock for commitment fee
   
-
     
-
     
11,583
     
-
     
3
     
-
     
3
 
Issuance of common stock for exercise of warrants
   
-
     
-
     
3,000
     
-
     
12
     
-
     
12
 
Issuance of common stock for cashless exercise of options
   
-
     
-
     
53,649
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Contributed capital
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
39
     
-
     
39
 
Beneficial conversion feature on convertible promissory note
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
2,718
     
-
     
2,718
 
Rounding shares due to reverse split
   
-
     
-
     
3,004
     
-
             
-
     
-
 
Issuance of preferred stock for Plan B acquisition
   
1,506,024
     
2
     
-
     
-
     
4,498
     
-
     
4,500
 
Stock based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
136
     
-
     
136
 
Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
1,056
     
1,056
 
Balance at December 31, 2015
   
1,506,024
   
$
2
     
18,320,535
   
$
18
   
$
63,285
   
$
(39,763
)
 
$
23,542
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
SUNWORKS, INC. (FORMERLY SOLAR3D, INC.)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
 
2015
   
2014
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
   
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
1,056
   
$
(24,872
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used) in operating activities
               
Depreciation and amortization
   
51
     
10
 
Stock based compensation
   
136
     
425
 
Common stock issued for services
   
239
     
76
 
(Gain) Loss on change in derivative liability
   
(69
)
   
20,770
 
Amortization of debt discount
   
1,186
     
4,014
 
Loss on settlement of debt
   
-
     
187
 
Impairment of patents
   
-
     
23
 
Common stock issued for commitment fees
   
3
     
26
 
Changes in Assets and Liabilities
               
(Increase) Decrease in:
               
Accounts receivable
   
(1,228
)
   
(1,457
)
Inventory
   
(690
)
   
(23
)
Other current assets
   
76
     
(271
)
Cost in excess of billings     (28     (1,137
Other receivable
   
-
     
39
 
Other asset
   
(37
)
   
(13
)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
   
368
     
990
 
Billings in excess of cost
   
(197
)
   
666
 
Other liabilities
   
387
     
138
 
 
               
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
   
1,253
     
(409
)
 
               
NET CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
               
Net cash paid for acquisitions,
   
(2,814
)
   
(572
)
Purchase of property and equipment
   
(224
)
   
(80
)
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
   
(3,038
)
   
(652
)
 
               
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
Proceeds from loans payable net of payments
   
1,780
     
-
 
Proceeds from convertible promissory notes
   
-
     
1,465
 
    Proceeds from conversion of warrants     13       -  
Capital contribution
   
39
     
-
 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of cost
   
11,579
     
-
 
 
               
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
   
13,411
     
1,465
 
 
               
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
   
11,626
     
404
 
 
               
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR
   
414
     
10
 
 
               
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR
 
$
12,040
   
$
414
 
 
               
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS
         
Convertible promissory notes and Preferred Shares issued for acquisitions
 
$
7,150
   
$
1,750
 
Issuance of common stock upon conversion of debt at fair value
 
$
1,300
   
$
12,773
 
Issuance of common stock upon a cashless exercise of stock options
 
$
-
   
$
1
 
Issuance of common stock upon a cashless conversion of warrants
 
$
-
   
$
1
 
Fair value of exchanged convertible notes
 
$
-
   
$
15,184
 
 
 The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

SUNWORKS, INC. (FORMERLY SOLAR3D, INC.)
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
December 31, 2015 and 2014
 
1.     ORGANIZATION AND LINE OF BUSINESS

Organization
Sunworks, Inc. (the "Company") was incorporated in the state of Delaware on January 30, 2002.  The Company, based in Santa Barbara, California, began operations on January 30, 2002. We were originally formed in January 2002 as MachineTalker, Inc. in order to pursue the development of new wireless process control technology. In September 2010, we shifted our engineering and research focus to developing a new means for generating solar-produced electrical power, which we plan to patent and perfect for use in the manufacture of highly efficient solar cells.  In July 2010, we changed our company name to Solar3D, Inc. and in March 2016, we changed our company name to Sunworks, Inc. in order to better reflect our new business plan.
 
Line of Business
Through the acquisitions of Sunworks United, Inc. (d/b/a Sunworks United), MD Energy, LLC, and Elite Solar Acquisition, Inc. the Company provides solar photovoltaic installation and consulting services to residential, commercial, and agricultural properties. The work is performed under fixed price bid contracts, cost-plus contracts and negotiated price contracts. The Company performed all of its work in California during 2014 and opened an office in Reno, Nevada in 2015.

We are also developing and marketing a new three-dimensional version of solar cell technology in order to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity.   We have applied for patent protection on what we believe to be a breakthrough design for the next generation in solar cell technology with increased efficiency and resulting in a lower cost per watt of electricity produced. To commercialize this technology, we plan to work with a manufacturing partner that has the capability to assist with the remaining steps (prototyping and volume runs to verify and prove improvement in conversion efficiency).
 
2.     SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

This summary of significant accounting policies of Sunworks, Inc. is presented to assist in understanding the Company’s financial statements. The financial statements and notes are representations of the Company’s management, which is responsible for their integrity and objectivity. These accounting policies conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and have been consistently applied in the preparation of the financial statements.

Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Sunworks, Inc., and its wholly owned operating subsidiaries, Sunworks United, Inc. (d/b/a Sunworks United), MD Energy, Inc., and Elite Solar Acquisition Sub, Inc. All material intercompany transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation of these entities.

Use of Estimates
The preparation of 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, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include estimates used to review the Company’s goodwill, impairments and estimations of long-lived assets, revenue recognition on percentage of completion type contracts, allowances for uncollectible accounts, inventory valuation, debt beneficial conversion features, valuations of non-cash capital stock issuances and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.  The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

Revenue Recognition
Revenues and related costs on construction contracts are recognized using the “percentage of completion method” of accounting in accordance with ASC 605-35, Accounting for Performance of Construction-Type and Certain Production Type Contracts (“ASC 605-35”). Under this method, contract revenues and related expenses are recognized over the performance period of the contract in direct proportion to the costs incurred as a percentage of total estimated costs for the entirety of the contract. Costs include direct material, direct labor, subcontract labor and any allocable indirect costs. All un-allocable indirect costs and corporate general and administrative costs are charged to the periods as incurred. However, in the event a loss on a contract is foreseen, the Company will recognize the loss as it is determined.

Revisions in cost and profit estimates during the course of the contract are reflected in the accounting period in which the facts, which require the revision, become known.  Provisions for estimated losses on uncompleted contracts are made in the period in which such losses are determined.  Changes in job performance, job conditions, and estimated profitability, including those arising from contract penalty provisions, and final contract settlements may result in revisions to costs and income and are recognized in the period in which the revisions are determined.
 
The Asset, “Costs in excess of billings”, represents revenues recognized in excess of amounts billed on contracts in progress. The Liability, “Billings in excess of costs”, represents billings in excess of revenues recognized on contracts in progress. At December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the costs in excess of billings balance were $2,130 and $1,277, and the billings in excess of costs balance were $1,990 and $892, respectively.

Contract receivables are recorded on contracts for amounts currently due based upon progress billings, as well as retention, which are collectible upon completion of the contracts.  Accounts payable to material suppliers and subcontractors are recorded for amounts currently due based upon work completed or materials received, as are retention due subcontractors, which are payable upon completion of the contract.  General and administrative expenses are charged to operations as incurred and are not allocated to contract costs. Retention receivable is the amount withheld by a customer until a contract is completed. Retention receivables of $218 and $0 were included in the balance of trade accounts receivable as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
 
Contract Receivable
The Company performs ongoing credit evaluation of its customers. Management closely monitors outstanding receivables based on factors surrounding the credit risk of specific customers, historical trends, and other information, and records bad debts using the direct write-off method. Generally accepted accounting principles require the allowance method be used to reflect bad debts, however, the effect of the use of the direct write-off method is not materially different from the results that would have been obtained had the allowance method been followed.  Accounts receivable are presented net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $0 at December 31, 2015, and 2014.
 
Cash and Cash Equivalent
The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
 
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation for property and equipment commences when it's put into service and are depreciated using the straight line method over its estimated useful lives:
 
 Machinery & equipment
 5 Years
 Furniture & fixtures
 5-7 Years
 Computer equipment
 3-5 Years
 Vehicles
 5-7 Years
 Leaseholder improvements
 7-15 Years

Depreciation expenses as of December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $51 and $10, respectively.

Concentration Risk
Cash includes amounts deposited in financial institutions in excess of insurable Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) limits. At times throughout the year, the Company may maintain cash balances in certain bank accounts in excess of FDIC limits. As of December 31, 2015, the cash balance in excess of the FDIC limits was $10,879. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts and believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk in these accounts.
 
Inventory
Inventory is valued at the lower of cost or market and is determined by the first-in, first-out method.  Inventory primarily consists of panels and other materials.
 
Advertising and Marketing
The Company expenses advertising and marketing costs as incurred. Advertising and marketing costs include printed material, direct mail, radio, telemarketing, tradeshow costs, magazine and catalog advertisement. Advertising and marketing costs for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 were $2,915 and $637, respectively.

Research and Development Costs
Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. These costs consist primarily of consulting fees, salaries and direct payroll related costs. The costs for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 were $53 and $113, respectively.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Disclosures about fair value of financial instruments, requires disclosure of the fair value information, whether or not recognized in the balance sheet, where it is practicable to estimate that value. As of December 31, 2015 and 2014, the amounts reported for cash, accrued interest and other expenses, and notes payable approximate the fair value because of their short maturities.
 
 
We adopted ASC Topic 820 (originally issued as SFAS 157, “Fair Value Measurements”) for financial instruments measured as fair value on a recurring basis. ASC Topic 820 defines fair value, established a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC Topic 820 established a three-tier fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (level 1measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (level 3 measurements). These tiers include:

·
Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets;
·
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
·
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.
 
We measure certain financial instruments at fair value on a recurring basis. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows at December 31, 2015 and 2014:
  
The following is a reconciliation of the derivative liability for which Level 3 inputs were used in determining the approximate fair value:
 
Beginning balance as of January 1, 2014
 
$
2,822
 
Fair value of derivative liabilities issued
   
1,465
 
Conversion of notes payable
   
(24,989
)
Loss on change in derivative liability
   
20,770
 
Ending balance as of December 31, 2014
 
$
68
 
Fair value of derivative liabilities issued
   
-
 
Conversion of notes payable
   
(76
)
Loss on change in derivative liability
   
8
 
Ending balance as of December 31, 2015
 
$
-
 
 
We evaluated the financing transactions in accordance with ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and determined that the conversion features within certain convertible promissory notes was not afforded the exemption for conventional convertible instruments due to its variable conversion rate. The note has no explicit limit on the number of shares issuable so they did not meet the conditions set forth in current accounting standards for equity classification.  The Company elected to recognize the note under paragraph 815-15-25-4, whereby, there would be a separation into a host contract and derivative instrument. The Company elected to initially and subsequently measure the note in its entirety at fair value, with changes in fair value recognized in earnings. The derivative liability is adjusted periodically according to the stock price fluctuations. At the time of conversion, any remaining derivative liability will be charged to additional paid-in capital.

For purpose of determining the fair market value of the derivative liability, the Company used Black Scholes option valuation model.  During the year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, the significant assumptions used in the Black Scholes valuation of the derivative are as follows:
 
 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Stock Price on valuation dates
 
$
5.00
   
$
1.66 - $2.60
 
Conversion price for the debt
 
$
0.52
   
$
0.34 - $1.30
 
Dividend yield
   
0.00
%
   
0.00
%
Years to maturity     -      
6 months - 1 year
 
Risk free rate
   
0.05
%
   
.03% - .13
%
Expected volatility
   
142.25
%
   
54.43% - 256.72
%
 
 
Warranty Liability
The Company establishes warranty liability reserves to provide for estimated future expenses as a result of installation and product defects, product recalls and litigation incidental to the Company’s business.  Liability estimates are determined based on management’s judgment, considering such factors as historical experience, the likely current cost of corrective action, manufacturers’ and subcontractors’ participation in sharing the cost of corrective action, consultations with third party experts such as engineers, and discussions with the Company’s general counsel and outside counsel retained to handle specific product liability cases.  Solar panel manufacturers currently provide substantial warranties between ten to twenty-five years with full reimbursement to replace and install replacement panels while inverter manufacturers currently provide warranties covering ten to fifteen year replacement and installation.  Warranty costs and associated liabilities for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 were $45 and $0, respectively.
 
Stock-Based Compensation
The Company periodically issues stock options and warrants to employees and non-employees in non-capital raising transactions for services and for financing costs. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to employees based on the authoritative guidance provided by the Financial Accounting Standards Board whereas the value of the award is measured on the date of grant and recognized over the vesting period. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to non-employees in accordance with the authoritative guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board whereas the value of the stock compensation is based upon the measurement date as determined at either a) the date at which a performance commitment is reached, or b) at the date at which the necessary performance to earn the equity instruments is complete. Non-employee stock-based compensation charges generally are amortized over the vesting period on a straight-line basis. In certain circumstances where there are no future performance requirements by the non-employee, option grants are immediately vested and the total stock-based compensation charge is recorded in the period of the measurement date.
 
Basic and Diluted Net Income (Loss) per Share Calculations
Income (Loss) per Share dictates the calculation of basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share. Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares available. Diluted earnings per share is computed similar to basic earnings per share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potential common shares had been issued and if the additional common shares were dilutive. The shares for employee options, warrants and convertible notes were used in the calculation of the income per share.

As of December 31, 2014, potentially dilutive securities have been excluded from the computations of weighted average shares outstanding including 957,266 stock options, 700,000 restricted stock grants and shares underlying convertible notes.
Dilutive per share amounts are computed using the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding and potentially dilutive securities, using the treasury stock method if their effect would be dilutive.
 
The following schedule reconciles the denominators of the Company’s calculation for basic and diluted net income per share:
 
 
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
 
December 31, 2015
 
Shares used in basic per share computation
   
16,966,921
 
Effect of dilutive common stock options outstanding
   
599,677
 
Effect of dilutive conversion options
   
4,636,588
 
Effect of dilutive conversion of Series B Preferred Stock
   
1,506,024
 
Shares used in diluted per share computation    
23,709,210
 
 
Long-Lived Assets
The Company reviews its property and equipment and any identifiable intangibles for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. The test for impairment is required to be performed by management at least annually. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the future undiscounted operating cash flow expected to be generated by the asset. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset. Long-lived assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell.
 
 
Indefinite Lived Intangibles and Goodwill Assets
The Company accounts for business combinations under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805, “Business Combinations,” where the total purchase price is allocated to the tangible and identified intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The purchase price is allocated using the information currently available, and may be adjusted, up to one year from acquisition date, after obtaining more information regarding, among other things, asset valuations, liabilities assumed and revisions to preliminary estimates. The purchase price in excess of the fair value of the tangible and identified intangible assets acquired less liabilities assumed is recognized as goodwill.
 
The Company tests for indefinite lived intangibles and goodwill impairment in the fourth quarter of each year and whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value and may not be recoverable. In accordance with its policies, the Company performed a qualitative assessment of indefinite lived intangibles and goodwill at December 31, 2015 and 2014, and determined there was no impairment of indefinite lived intangibles and goodwill.
 
Business Combinations
We allocate the fair value of purchase consideration to the tangible assets acquired, liabilities assumed and intangible assets acquired based on their estimated fair values. The excess of the fair value of purchase consideration over the fair values of these identifiable assets and liabilities is recorded as goodwill. Such valuations require management to make significant estimates and assumptions, especially with respect to intangible assets. Significant estimates in valuing certain intangible assets include, but are not limited to, future expected cash flows from acquired customer lists, acquired technology, and trade names from a market participant perspective, useful lives and discount rates. Management’s estimates of fair value are based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable and, as a result, actual results may differ from estimates. During the measurement period, which is one year from the acquisition date, we may record adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the corresponding offset to goodwill. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to earnings.
 
Income Taxes
The Company uses the liability method of accounting for income taxes.  Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carry-forwards.  The measurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities is based on provisions of applicable tax law.  The measurement of deferred tax assets is reduced, if necessary, by a valuation allowance based on the amount of tax benefits that, based on available evidence, is not expected to be realized.
 
Segment Reporting
Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise for which separate financial information is available and evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, or decision making group, in deciding the method to allocate resources and assess performance. The Company currently has one reportable segment for financial reporting purposes, which represents the Company's core business.
 
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
On June 19, 2014, the Company adopted the amendment to (Topic 718) Stock Compensation: Accounting for Share-Based Payments when the terms of an award provide that a performance target could be achieved after the requisite service period. The amendment for accounting for share based payments, when an award provides that a performance target that affects vesting could be achieved after an employee completes the requisite service period shall be accounted for as a performance condition. The performance target shall not be reflected in estimating the fair value of the award at the grant date, and compensation cost shall be recognized in the period in which it becomes probable that the performance target will be achieved and will represent the compensation cost attributable to the period(s) for which the requisite service has already been rendered. If the performance target becomes probable of being achieved before the end of the requisite service period, the remaining unrecognized compensation cost shall be recognized prospectively over the remaining requisite service period. The total amount of compensation cost recognized during and after the requisite service period shall reflect the number of awards that are expected to vest and shall be adjusted to reflect the awards that ultimately vest. The Company does not believe the accounting standards currently adopted will have a material effect on the accompanying condensed financial statements.
 
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606). This ASU provides guidance for revenue recognition and affects any entity that either enters into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into contracts for the transfer of nonfinancial assets and supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition,” and most industry specific guidance. The standard’s core principle is the recognition of revenue when a company transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In doing so, companies will need to use more judgment and make more estimates than under the current guidance. These may include identifying performance obligations in the contract, estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price and allocating the transaction price to each separate performance obligation. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers" (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date, which deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company is currently evaluating the method and impact the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and disclosures.
 
In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, “Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs” this Update as part of its initiative to reduce complexity in accounting standards (the Simplification Initiative). The Board received feedback that having different balance sheet presentation requirements for debt issuance costs and debt discount and premium creates unnecessary complexity. Recognizing debt issuance costs as a deferred charge (that is, an asset) also is different from the guidance in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which requires that transaction costs be deducted from the carrying value of the financial liability and not recorded as separate assets. Additionally, the requirement to recognize debt issuance costs as deferred charges conflicts with the guidance in FASB Concepts Statement No. 6, Elements of Financial Statements, which states that debt issuance costs are similar to debt discounts and in effect reduce the proceeds of borrowing, thereby increasing the effective interest rate. Concepts Statement 6 further states that debt issuance costs cannot be an asset because they provide no future economic benefit. To simplify presentation of debt issuance costs, the amendments in this Update require that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected by the amendments in this Update. For public business entities, the amendments in this Update are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments in this Update are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company is currently evaluating the effects of adopting this ASU, if it is deemed to be applicable.

Management reviewed currently issued pronouncements during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, and does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards if currently adopted would have a material effect on the accompanying condensed financial statements.

3.     BUSINESS ACQUISITION

 Solar United Network, Inc. (Sunworks United)
 
On January 31, 2014, the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of Solar United Network, Inc. (Sunworks United) for cash in the amount of $1,062 and by issuance of convertible promissory notes in the principal amount of $1,750. The acquisition was accounted for under ASC 805.  Sunworks United provides solar photovoltaic installation and consulting services to residential, commercial and agricultural properties. The acquisition is designed to enhance our services for solar technology. Sunworks United became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

Under the purchase method of accounting, the transactions were valued for accounting purposes at $2,812, which was the fair value of Sunworks United at time of acquisition. The assets and liabilities of Sunworks United were recorded at their respective fair values as of the date of acquisition. Since the Company determined there were no other separately identifiable intangible assets, any difference between the cost of the acquired entity and the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed is recorded as goodwill. The acquisition date estimated fair value of the consideration transferred consisted of the following:
 
Closing cash payment
 
$
1,062
 
Convertible promissory notes
   
1,750
 
Total purchase price
 
$
2,812
 
 
       
Tangible assets acquired
 
$
1,253
 
Liabilities assumed
   
(1,040
)
Net tangible assets
   
213
 
Goodwill
   
2,599
 
Total purchase price
 
$
2,812
 
 
 
Key factors that make up the goodwill created by the transaction include knowledge and experience of the acquired workforce and infrastructure.

MD Energy, LLC (MD Energy)
 
On March 2, 2015, the Company acquired 100% of the tangible and intangible assets of MD Energy, LLC (MD Energy), for cash in the amount of $850, a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $2,650, and payment of working capital surplus in the amount of $437. The acquisition was accounted for under ASC 805.  MD Energy designs, arranges financing, monitors and maintains solar systems, but outsources the physical construction of the systems. The acquisition is designed to enhance our services for solar technology. MD Energy is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. 
 
Under the purchase method of accounting, the transactions were valued for accounting purposes at $3,937, which was the fair value of the Company at time of acquisition. Since the Company determined there were no other separately identifiable intangible assets, any difference between the cost of the acquired entity and the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed is recorded as goodwill. The acquisition date estimated fair value of the consideration transferred consisted of the following:

Closing cash payment
 
$
850
 
Working capital surplus
   
437
 
Convertible promissory notes
   
2,650
 
Total purchase price
 
$
3,937
 
 
       
Tangible assets acquired
 
$
1,442
 
Liabilities assumed
   
(799
)
Net tangible assets
   
643
 
Goodwill
   
3,294
 
Total purchase price
 
$
3,937
 

Plan B Enterprises, Inc.  (Plan B)

On August 6, 2015, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger”) with Plan B Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation and d/b/a Elite Solar, Universal Racking Solutions (collectively, “Plan B”), Kirk R. Short (the “Plan B Shareholder”) and Elite Solar Acquisition Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Acquisition Sub”) whereby Plan B was merged with and into Acquisition Sub, with Acquisition Sub surviving as the Surviving Corporation. Plan B is engaged in the business of designing and installing photovoltaic systems for residential, commercial, agricultural and municipal customers.

On December 1, 2015, the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of Plan B for cash in the amount of $2,500 and by issuance of 1,506,024 shares of convertible preferred stock in the principal amount of $4,500. The acquisition was accounted for under ASC 805.  Plan B provides solar photovoltaic installation and consulting services to residential, commercial and agricultural properties. The acquisition is designed to enhance our services for solar technology. Plan B was merged into Acquisition Sub that is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

Under the purchase method of accounting, the transactions were valued for accounting purposes at $7,000, which was the fair value of Plan B at time of acquisition. The assets and liabilities of Plan B were recorded at their respective fair values as of the date of acquisition. Since the Company determined there were no other separately identifiable intangible assets, any difference between the cost of the acquired entity and the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed is recorded as goodwill. The acquisition date estimated fair value of the consideration transferred consisted of the following:

Closing cash payment
 
$
2,500
 
Preferred share value / Series B
   
4,500
 
Total purchase price
   
7,000
 
 
       
Tangible assets acquired
   
5203
 
Liabilities assumed
   
(3,674
)
Net tangible assets
   
1,529
 
Goodwill
   
4,971
 
Other intangible assets
   
500
 
Total purchase price
 
$
7,000
 
 
The above estimated fair value of the intangible assets of MDE and Plan B is based on a preliminary purchase price allocation prepared by management. As a result, during the preliminary purchase price allocation period, which may be up to one year from the business combination date, we may record adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the corresponding offset to goodwill.  After the preliminary purchase price allocation period, we record adjustments to assets acquired or liabilities assumed subsequent to the purchase price allocation period in our operating results in the period in which the adjustments were determined.

Pro forma results
The following tables set forth the unaudited pro forma results of the Company as if the acquisition of Sunworks United, MDE and Plan B had taken place on the first day of the periods presented. These combined results are not necessarily indicative of the results that may have been achieved had the companies been combined as of the first day of the periods presented.
 
 
 
Year ended,
December 31, 2015
   
Year ended,
December 31, 2014
 
Total revenues
 
$
66,981
   
$

36,017
 
Net Income (loss)
   
1,858
     
(23,472
)
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share
 
$
0.10
   
$
(2.02
)
 
4.     PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET
 
Property and equipment is summarized as follows at December 31, 2015 and 2014:
 
 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Leasehold improvements
 
$
48
   
$
20
 
Vehicles
   
221
     
26
 
Office equipment & furniture
   
552
     
41
 
Computers and software
   
65
     
80
 
 
   
886
     
167
 
Less accumulated depreciation
   
(141
)
   
(83
)
 
 
$
745
   
$
84
 
 
Depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $51 and $10, respectively.
 
5.     ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND ACCRUED LIABILITIES
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities at December 31, 2015 and 2014 are as follows:

 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Trade payables
 
$
4,273
   
$
1,500
 
Accrued payroll and commissions
   
295
     
295
 
Accrued expenses
   
465
     
176
 
Total
 
$
5,033
   
$
1,971
 
 
6.   LOANS PAYABLE
Plan B, a subsidiary of the Company, established a line of credit prior to the acquisition on March 10, 2014, with Tri Counties Bank to borrow up to $200 maturing on March 10, 2015. The maturity date was subsequently extended to March 10, 2016. The minimum monthly payment is dependent upon the outstanding balance due. This was a variable rate revolving line of credit with a minimum interest rate of 4.75%. The outstanding balance at December 31, 2015 is $137. Subsequent to year-end the outstanding balance was paid in full before the maturity date.
 
Plan B, a subsidiary of the Company, entered into a business loan agreement prior to the acquisition with Tri Counties Bank dated March 14, 2014, in the original amount of $130, bearing interest at 4.95%.  The loan agreement called for monthly payments of $2 and was scheduled to mature on March 14, 2019.   Proceeds from the loan were used to purchase a pile driver and related equipment and is secured by the equipment. The outstanding balance at December 31, 2015, is $88.
 
Plan B, a subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Business loan agreement prior to the acquisition with Tri Counties Bank dated April 9, 2014, in the original amount of $250, bearing interest at 4.95%.  The loan agreement calls for monthly payments of $5 and is scheduled to mature on April 9, 2019.    Proceeds from the loan were used to purchase racking inventory and related equipment.  The loan is secured by the inventory and equipment. The outstanding balance at December 31, 2015, is $173.
 
MDE, a subsidiary of the Company, entered into notes payable in October 2014, secured by transportation equipment, requiring combined monthly payments of $1, including principal and interest at various rates of interest per annum.  Principal and any accrued interest are payable until September 2019. The outstanding balance at December 31, 2015, is $61.
 
On December 31, 2015, the Company entered into a $2.5 million Credit Facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.  Availability under the Credit Facility is a Line of Credit with a Letter of Credit Sublimit up to $2.5 million.  Upon execution the Company accessed $1.8 million that was repaid in full on January 5, 2016.  The Note matures on November 30, 2017, but may be cancelled at any time by the Company.  Loans are secured by a security interest in the Company’s account held with the Lender.  Interest on any unpaid balance accrues at the Prime Rate; provided that, on any given day, shall not be less than the Adjusted One Month LIBOR rate. Until the maturity date, the Company shall pay monthly interest only. The Credit Facility provides for the payment of certain fees, including fees applicable to each standby letter of credit and standard transaction fees with respect to any transactions occurring on account of any letter of credit. Subject to customary carve-outs, the Credit Agreement contains customary negative covenants and restrictions for agreements of this type on actions by the Company including, without limitation, restrictions on indebtedness, liens, investments, loans, consolidation, mergers, dissolution, asset dispositions outside the ordinary course of business, change in business and restriction on use of proceeds. In addition, the Credit Agreement requires compliance by the Company of covenants including, but not limited to, furnishing the lender with certain financial reports.  The Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including, without limitation, non-payment of principal or interest, violation of covenants, inaccuracy of representations in any material respect and cross defaults with certain other indebtedness and agreements.
 
As of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, loans payable are summarized as follows:
   
2015
   
2014
 
Business line dated March 10, 2014
 
$
137
   
$
-
 
Business loan agreement dated March 14, 2014
   
88
     
-
 
Business loan agreement dated April 9, 2014
   
174
     
-
 
Equipment notes payable
   
61
         
Line of credit
   
1,800
     
-
 
                 
Subtotal
   
2,260
     
-
 
Less: Current position
   
(2,028
)
   
-
 
                 
Long-term position
 
$
232
   
$
-
 
7.     ACQUISITION CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE

On January 31, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of four 4% convertible promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $1,750 as part of the consideration paid to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of Sunworks United. The notes are convertible at any time after issuance into shares of fully paid and non-assessable shares of common stock. The conversion price is $0.52 per share until March 30, 2015, which has been amended to extend to March 31, 2016, and thereafter the conversion price will be the greater of $0.52 or 50% of the average closing price of the common stock during the ten (10) consecutive trading days following the submission of the conversion notice. The Notes are five (5) year notes and bear interest at the rate of 4% per annum.  As amended on June 30, 2015, the Company will make quarterly payments of principal and interest payable over a three-year period commencing March 31, 2016. In February and March 2014, $625 of the notes was converted into 1,201,923 shares of common stock, leaving a remaining balance of $1,125 as of December 31, 2014. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 721,154 shares of common stock upon conversion of principal in the amount of $375. The principal balance remaining as of December 31, 2015 is $750. The Company recorded amortization of the beneficial conversion feature as interest expense in the amount of $234 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015.  Subsequent to year-end in March 2016, the notes were fully converted to 1,442,308 shares of common stock.

On February 28, 2015, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of a 4% convertible promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $2,650 as part of the consideration paid to acquire 100% of the total outstanding stock of MD Energy. The note is convertible into shares of common stock on or after each of the following dates: November 30, 2015, November 30, 2016 and November 30, 2017. The conversion price shall be $2.60 per share. A beneficial conversion feature of $2,650 was calculated and capped at the value of the note based on effective conversion price of $3.20.  In November 2015, the Company issued 339,743 shares of common stock upon conversion of the principal amount of $883.  Commencing on March 31, 2015, and on the last day of each quarter thereafter during the first two (2) years of the note, the Company will make quarterly interest only payments to the shareholder for interest accrued on the Note during the quarter. Commencing with the quarter ending on June 30, 2017, the Company will make quarterly payments of interest accrued on the Note during the prior quarter plus $221, with the final payment of all outstanding principal and accrued but unpaid interest on the Note due and payable on February 28, 2020 (the maturity date). The Company recorded amortization of the beneficial conversion feature as interest expense in the amount of $952 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. The debt discount will be amortized over the life of the Convertible Note, or until such time that the Convertible Notes are converted, in full or in part, into shares of common stock of the Company with any unamortized debt discount continuing to be amortized in the event of any partial conversion thereof and any unamortized debt discount being expensed at such time of full conversion thereof.
 
We evaluated the foregoing financing transactions in accordance with ASC Topic 470, Debt with Conversion and Other Options, and determined that the conversion feature of the convertible promissory note was afforded the exemption for conventional convertible instruments due to its fixed conversion rate. The convertible promissory notes have explicit limits on the number of shares issuable so they did meet the conditions set forth in current accounting standards for equity classification.  The convertible promissory notes were issued with non-detachable conversion options that are beneficial to the investors at inception, because the conversion option has an effective strike price that is less than the market price of the underlying stock at the commitment date. The accounting for the beneficial conversion feature requires that the beneficial conversion feature be recognized by allocating the intrinsic value of the conversion option to additional paid-in-capital, resulting in a discount on the convertible notes, which will be amortized and recognized as interest expense.
 
8.     CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES

Convertible promissory note at December 31, 2015 and 2014 are as follows:

 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Convertible promissory notes payable
 
$
850
   
$
888
 
Less, debt discount
   
-
     
(1
)
Convertible promissory notes payable, net
 
$
850
   
$
887
 

On March 1, 2013, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of a 5% convertible promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $8, for consideration of $8. The note is convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a price equal to a variable conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.52 per share or the lowest closing price after the effective date. The note matured on March 31, 2015. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had issued 16,987 shares of common stock for principal in the amount of $8, plus accrued interest of $1.

On January 29, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of a 10% convertible promissory note in the principal amount of up to $100. Upon execution of the note, the Company received an initial advance of $90. On December 4, 2014, the Company issued 192,543 shares of common stock upon conversion of $60 in principal, plus interest of $5. As of December 31, 2014, the remaining balance is $30. The note was convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a price equal to a variable conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.338 per share, or fifty percent (50%) of the lowest trading price after the effective date. The Company issued 97,633 shares of common stock upon conversion of principal in the amount of $30, plus accrued interest of $3 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015

On January 31, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of a 10% convertible promissory note in the principal amount of up to $500, for consideration of $500. The proceeds were restricted and were used for the purchase of Solar United Network, Inc. During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 1,567,606 shares of common stock upon conversion of $500 in principal, plus $30 in accrued interest. The Company recorded amortization of debt discount, which was recognized as interest expense in the amount of $500 during the year ended December 31, 2014.

On January 31, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of a 10% convertible promissory note in the principal amount of up to $750, for consideration of $750. The proceeds were restricted and were used for the purchase of Solar United Network, Inc. The note was convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a price equal to a variable conversion price equal to the lesser of $1.30 per share, or fifty percent (50%) of the lowest trading price after the effective date. As of September 30, 2014, the note was exchanged for a new note with a fix price of $0.338, and convertible into shares of common stock.  Per ASC 815, the derivative liability on the note was extinguished and the new note was re-valued per ASC 470 as a beneficial conversion feature, which was expensed in the statement of operations during the prior year. The note matured on October 28, 2014, with an extension of three months. The note matured on January 31, 2015, and was extended to June 30, 2016, and in March 2016 was subsequently extended to June 30, 2019 with zero interest. The Company recorded interest expense in the amount of $75 and $69, during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
 
 
On February 11, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement providing for the sale of a 10% convertible promissory note in the principal amount of up to $100. Upon execution of the note, the Company received an initial advance of $20. In February and March, the Company received additional advances in an aggregate amount of $80 for an aggregate total of $100. The note was convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a price equal to a variable conversion price equal to the lesser of $1.30 per share, or fifty percent (50%) of the lowest trading price after the effective date. As of September 30, 2014, the note was exchanged for a new note with a fixed price of $0.338, and convertible into shares of common stock. Per ASC 815, the derivative liability on the note was extinguished and the new note was re-valued per ASC 470 as a beneficial conversion feature. The note matured on various dates from the effective date of each advance with respect to each advance. At the sole discretion of the lender, the lender was able to modify the maturity date to be twelve (12) months from the effective date of each advance. The note matured on various dates in 2014, and was extended to June 30, 2016, and in March 2016 was subsequently extended to June 30, 2019 with zero interest. The Company recorded interest expense in the amount of $10 and $8, during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
 
At the time of issuance, the Company evaluated the financing transactions in accordance with ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and determined that the conversion feature of the convertible promissory note was not afforded the exemption for conventional convertible instruments due to its variable conversion rate. The notes had no explicit limit on the number of shares issuable so they did not meet the conditions set forth in current accounting standards for equity classification.  The Company elected to recognize the note under paragraph 815-15-25-4, whereby, there would be a separation into a host contract and derivative instrument. The Company elected to initially and subsequently measure the note in its entirety at fair value, with changes in fair value recognized in earnings. The derivative liability was adjusted periodically according to the stock price fluctuations.
 
9.     CAPITAL STOCK

Reverse Stock Split

On February 25, 2015, the Company effected a 26:1 reverse stock split on its issued and outstanding shares of common stock. All share and per share dollar amounts have been retrospectively revised to reflect the twenty six-for-one (26:1) reverse stock split.

Preferred Stock
On November 25, 2015, the Company established a new series of the authorized preferred stock designated as Series B Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share, and which will consist of 1,700,000 shares.  The Certificate of Designation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.  Pursuant to the Certificate of Designation and subject to the rights of any other series of preferred stock to be established by the Board of Director, holders of Series B Preferred Stock (the “Holders”) will have liquidation preference over the holders of the Company’s Common Stock in any distribution upon winding up, dissolution, or liquidation. Holders will also be entitled to receive dividends, if, when and as declared by the Board of Director, which dividends shall be payable in preference and priority to any payment of any dividend to holders of Common Stock. Holders will be entitled to convert each share of Series B Preferred Stock into one (1) share of Common Stock, and will also entitled to vote together with the holders Common Stock on all matters submitted to shareholders at a rate of one (1) vote for each share of Series B Preferred Stock. In addition, so long as at least 100,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock are outstanding, the Company may not, without the consent of the Holders of at least a majority of the shares of Series B Preferred Stock then outstanding: (i) amend, alter or repeal any provision of the Certificate of Incorporation or bylaws of the Company or the Certificate of Designation so as to adversely affect any of the rights, preferences, privileges, limitations or restrictions provided for the benefit of the Holders or (ii) issue or sell, or obligate itself to issue or sell, any additional shares of Series B Preferred Stock, or any securities that are convertible into or exchangeable for shares of Series B Preferred Stock.  1,506,024 shares of Series B Preferred stock, at a fair value of $4,500, were issued in December 2015 in connection with the acquisition of Plan B.  See Note 3.
 
Twelve months ended December 31, 2015

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 3,000,000 shares of common stock at $4.15 per share in an underwritten offering.  The net proceeds to the Company were $11,579.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 1,175,517 shares of common stock conversion of principal for convertible promissory notes in the amount of $1,300.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 57,529 shares of restricted common stock valued at $239 for services.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 11,583 shares of common stock valued at $3 in conversion of restricted common stock for commitment fees.
 
During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 3,000 shares of common stock valued at $12 in exercise of common stock warrants.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 53,649 shares of common stock for the cashless exercise of options.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company received $39 in contributed capital which was the disgorged profits related to Company stock transactions by an officer within a 180 day period.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued 3,004 shares of common stock for rounding associated with the 26:1 reverse split.
 
Twelve months ended December 31, 2014

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 5,192,399 shares of common stock at prices per share ranging from $0.338 to $2.60 for conversion of principal for convertible promissory notes in the amount of $1,921, plus accrued interest payable of $95, and recognized a loss on change in derivative of $10,757.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 62,217 shares of common stock at fair value for a cashless exercise of 76,923 common stock purchase warrants.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 75,049 shares of common stock for the cashless exercise of 81,197 stock options.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 384,615 shares of common stock valued at $180 in conversion of restricted common stock for services.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 28,846 shares of common stock valued at $112 for settlement of accrued expenses for services in the amount of $47.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 2,347 shares of common stock for services in the amount of $10.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 67,308 shares of common stock with a fair value of $26 for a price adjustment for the shares issued to investors.

10.     STOCK OPTIONS, RESTRICTED STOCK AND WARRANTS

Options
As of December 31, 2015, the Company has 899,574 non-qualified stock options outstanding to purchase 899,574 shares of common stock, per the terms set forth in the option agreements. The stock options vest at various times, and are exercisable for a period of seven years from the date of grant at exercise prices ranging from $0.26 to $4.42 per share, the market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of each grant. The Company determined the fair market value of these options by using the Black Scholes option valuation model.
 
A summary of the Company’s stock option activity and related information follows:
 
 
 
December 31, 2015
   
December 31, 2014
 
 
     
Weighted
       
Weighted
 
 
 
Number
   
average
   
Number
   
average
 
 
 
of
   
exercise
   
of
   
exercise
 
 
 
Options
   
price
   
Options
   
price
 
Outstanding, beginning January 1, 2015
 
 
957,266
   
$
2.20
   
 
961,539
   
$
1.04
 
Granted
   
-
     
-
     
76,924
     
4.42
 
Exercised
   
(53,649
)
   
0.26
     
(81,197
)
   
0.69
 
Expired
   
(4,043
)
   
0.26
     
-
     
-
 
Outstanding, end of December 31, 2015
   
899,574
     
1.30
     
957,266
     
2.20
 
Exercisable at the end of December 31, 2015
   
822,650
     
1.13
     
808,761
     
1.09
 
Weighted average fair value of options granted during period
           
-
             
4.42
 
 
The following summarizes the options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock which were outstanding at December 31, 2015:
 
 
 
 
Weighted
 
 
 
 
Average
 
 
 
 
Remaining
 
Exercisable
 
Stock Options
 
Stock Options
 
Contractual
 
Prices
 
Outstanding
 
Exercisable
 
Life (years)
 
 
$
1.300
     
576,923
     
576,923
     
1.59
 
 
$
0.260
     
192,308
     
192,308
     
3.01
 
 
$
0.468
     
53,419
     
29,914
     
4.73
 
 
$
4.420
     
76,923
     
23,505
     
5.96
 
           
899,574
     
822,650
         
 
Aggregate intrinsic value of options outstanding and exercisable at December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $2,042 and $3,437, respectively.  Aggregate intrinsic value represents the difference between the Company’s closing stock price on the last trading day of the fiscal period, which was $3.70 and $4.60 as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and the exercise price multiplied by the number of options outstanding.
 
Restricted Stock CEO
During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company entered into a restricted stock grant agreement (“or RSGA”) with its Chief Executive Officer, James B. Nelson, intended to provide and incentivize Mr. Nelson to improve the economic performance of the Company and to increase its value and stock price. All shares issuable under the RSGA are performance-based shares. The RSGA provides for the issuance of up to 769,230 shares of the Company’s common stock to Mr. Nelson provided certain milestones are met in certain stages. As of September 30, 2014, two of the stages were met, when the Company’s market capitalization exceeded $10,000, and the consolidated gross revenue, calculated in accordance with GAAP, equaled or exceeded $10,000 for the trailing twelve-month period. The Company issued 384,615 shares of common stock to Mr. Nelson, which was exercised through a cashless exercise at fair value of $786 during the year ended December 31, 2014. If the Company’s consolidated net profit, calculated in accordance to GAAP, equals or exceeds $2,000 for a trailing twelve month period, the Company will issue an additional 384,615 shares of the Company’s common stock to Mr. Nelson. We have not recognized any cost associated with the second milestone due to not being able to estimate the probability of it being achieved. As the performance goals are achieved, the shares shall become eligible for vesting and issuance. 
 
Restricted Shares to Shareholders
During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company entered into a RSGA with the Shareholders of Sunworks United (Sunworks United Shareholders), intended to provide incentive to the recipients to ensure economic performance of the Company. All shares issuable under the RSGA are performance based shares and none have yet vested nor have been issued. The RSGA’s provide for the issuance of up to 276,923 shares of the Company’s common stock in the aggregate to the Sunworks United Shareholders provided certain milestones are met in certain stages as follows: a) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters equals or exceeds $2,000, the Company will issue 92,308 shares of common stock in the aggregate; b) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters exceeds $3,000, the Company will issued 92,308 shares of common stock in the aggregate; c) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters exceeds $4,000, the Company will issue 92,307 in the aggregate. Based on the probability that the first milestone will be achieved during the year 2015 the Company recognized $100 in stock compensation expense. We have not recognized any cost associated with the last two milestones as we are not yet able to estimate the probability of such milestones being achieved. As the performance goals are achieved, the shares shall become eligible for vesting and issuance.

Restricted Shares to Employees
During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company entered into a RSGA with the employees of Sunworks United, intended to provide incentive to the recipients to ensure certain economic performance of the Company. All shares issuable under the RSGA are performance based shares and none have yet vested nor have been issued. The RSGA provides for the issuance of up to 38,462 shares of the Company’s common stock provided certain milestones are met in certain stages as follows: a) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters equals or exceeds $2,000, the Company will issue 12,821 shares of common stock; b) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters exceeds $3,000, the Company will issued 12,821 shares of common stock; c) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters exceeds $4,000, the Company will issue 12,820. Based on the probability that the Company will reach the $2,000 in aggregate income for the four (4) trailing quarters, the Company recognized $33 in stock compensation expense. We have not recognized any cost associated with the last two milestones as we are not yet able to estimate the probability of such milestones being achieved. As the performance goals are achieved, the shares shall become eligible for vesting and issuance.

Restricted Shares to CFO
On February 1, 2015, the Company entered into a RSGA with the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO) of Sunworks United, intended to provide incentive to the CFO to ensure certain economic performance of the Company. All shares issuable under the RSGA are performance-based shares and none have yet vested nor have been issued. The RSGA provides for the issuance of up to 115,385 shares of the Company’s common stock provided certain milestones are met in certain stages as follows: a) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters equals or exceeds $2,000, the Company will issue 38,462 shares of common stock; b) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters exceeds $3,000, the Company will issued 38,462 shares of common stock; c) If the Company’s aggregate net income from operations, for any trailing four (4) quarters exceeds $4,000, the Company will issue 38,461. We have not recognized any cost associated as we are not yet able to estimate the probability of such milestones being achieved. As the performance goals are achieved, the shares shall become eligible for vesting and issuance.

The total stock-based compensation expense recognized in the statement of operations during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $136 and $107, respectively.

Warrants

During the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, we issued 3,000,000 common stock purchase warrants.  The warrants were issued as part of the units sold by the Company in a public offering in March 2015.  The warrants are exercisable at a price of $4.15 per share. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had 2,997,000 common stock purchase warrants outstanding.
 
 
 
A summary of the Company’s warrant activity and related information follows:
 
 
 
December 31, 2015
   
December 31, 2014
 
 
 
   
Weighted
   
   
Weighted
 
 
 
Number
   
average
   
Number
   
average
 
 
 
of
   
exercise
   
of
   
exercise
 
 
 
Warrants
   
price
   
Warrants
   
price
 
Outstanding, beginning of period
 
 
0
       
 
115,385
   
$
0.91
 
Granted
   
3,000,000
     
4.15
     
-
     
-
 
Exercised
   
3,000
     
4.15
     
(76,923
)
   
0.39
 
Expired                     (38,462 )     1.95  
Outstanding, end of period
   
2,997,000
   
$
4.15
     
-
   
$
-
 
Exercisable at the end of period
   
2,997,000
   
$
4.15
     
-
   
$
-
 
Weighted average fair value of options granted during the period
         
$
4.15
           
$
0.00
 
 
11.   INCOME TAXES

The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and the state of California. With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2012.

Deferred income taxes have been provided by temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for tax purposes. To the extent allowed by GAAP, we provide valuation allowances against the deferred tax assets for amounts when the realization is uncertain. Included in the balances at December 31, 2015 and 2014, are no tax positions for which the ultimate deductibility is highly certain, but for which there is uncertainty about the timing of such deductibility.  Because of the impact of deferred tax accounting, other than interest and penalties, the disallowance of the shorter deductibility period would not affect the annual effective tax rate but would accelerate the payment of cash to the taxing authority to an earlier period.

The Company's policy is to recognize interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses. During the periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company did not recognize interest and penalties.

The income tax provision differs from the amount of income tax determined by applying the U.S. federal income tax rate to pretax income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 due to the following:

 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
415
   
$
(9,973
)
Depreciation and amortization
   
301
     
(112
)
Stock Compensation Expense
   
53
     
168
 
(Gain) Loss on Derivative
   
(27
)
   
8,225
 
Amortization of Debt Discount
   
466
     
1,590
 
Gain/Loss on Settlement of Debt
   
-
     
74
 
Research and development costs
   
-
     
4
 
Acquisition change in tax method
   
-
     
(63
)
Other
   
-
     
5
 
Valuation Allowance
   
(1,208
)
   
82
 
 
               
Income tax expense
 
$
-
   
$
-
 
 
Deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible differences and operating loss and tax credit carry-forwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the difference between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.
 
At December 31, 2015, the Company had net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $3.4 million that may be offset against future taxable income through 2033. No tax benefit has been reported in the December 2015 financial statements, since the potential tax benefit is offset by a valuation allowance of the same amount.

Net deferred tax liabilities consist of the following components as of December 31, 2015 and 2014:
 
 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Deferred tax assets:
 
   
 
  NOL carryover
 
$
1,347
   
$
2,754
 
  R&D carryover
   
167
     
167
 
  Other
   
30
     
21
 
 
               
Deferred tax liabilities:
               
  Amortization
   
(196
)
    -  
  Depreciation
   
(180
)
   
(112
)
 
   
1,168
     
2,830
 
Less valuation allowance
   
(1,168
)
   
(2,830
)
 
               
Net deferred tax asset
 
$
-
   
$
-
 
 
Due to the change in ownership provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, net operating loss carry-forwards for federal income tax reporting purposes are subject to annual limitations. Should a change in ownership occur, net operating loss carry-forwards may be limited as to use in future years.

12.   COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Sunworks United leases 19,140 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Roseville, California, at a monthly lease rate of $10. The lease expires in September 2019.
 
Sunworks United leases 2,340 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Reno, Nevada at monthly lease rate of $2. The lease expired in January 2016 and new mixed use space of 7,000 square feet was leased at a monthly lease rate of $4 and the lease expires in January 2019.

Sunworks United leases 2,846 square feet of retail space consisting in Rocklin, California, at a monthly lease rate of $9. The lease expires in May 2021.

Sunworks United leases 5,304 square feet of office space in Rocklin, California, at a monthly lease rate of $6. The lease expires in April 2019.

MD Energy leases approximately 6,400 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, California, at a monthly lease rate of $4. The lease expires in April 2016.

Elite Solar leases 15,600 square feet of mixed used space consisting of office and warehouse facilities from an entity controlled by the former sole shareholder of Plan B Enterprises, Inc. and current Series B Preferred Shareholder of the Company in Durham, California, at a monthly lease rate of $8. The lease expires in December 2019.

Sunworks United leases various vehicles to perform installations and other purposes on 36-month terms with lease payments less than $1 monthly.
 
At December 31, 2015, commitments for minimum property rental and vehicle payments were as follows:
 
For the twelve months ended:
 
 
   2016
 
$
458,527
 
   2017
   
503,104
 
   2018
   
532,454
 
   2019
   
351,635
 
   2020 and thereafter
   
367,350
 
   Total
 
$
2,213,070
 
 


 13.   MAJOR CUSTOMER/SUPPLIERS

For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 we had no customers that represented more than 10% of sales.

For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 the following suppliers represented more than 10% of direct material costs:
                              
    2015     2014  
Wesco Distribution
   
6.9
%
   
14.2
%
SunPower
   
22.9
%
   
10.1
%
Canadian Solar
   
10.7
%
   
0
%
 
14.   RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In October 2015, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with John Van Slooten, a Board member.  The consulting services include, but are not be limited to, consulting on and assisting with sourcing, assessing, modeling, due diligence and documentation with respect to potential acquisition candidates for the Company.  The agreement is subject to the provisions for termination with the term of the Agreement commencing on October 1, 2015, and shall continue until September 30, 2018.  The Company agreed to pay Mr. Van Slooten, $33 upon signing and $9 per month plus out-of-pocket expenses. The Company may, in its discretion and at its option terminate this Agreement at any time.
15.   SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On March 1, 2016, Solar3D, Inc. changed its name to Sunworks, Inc. with simultaneous NASDAQ stock symbol change from SLTD to SUNW.

During March 2016, all of the convertible note holders from the Sunworks United acquisition converted their remaining $750 aggregate convertible notes into 1,442,309 shares of Common Stock.

On March 1, 2016, one of the Company’s outstanding convertible notes in the principal amount of $100 plus accrued interest of $20 and a maturity date of June 30, 2016, was amended to provide that the note will become interest free and the maturity date extended to June 30, 2019.

On March 1, 2016, one of the Company’s outstanding convertible notes in the principal amount of $750 plus accrued interest of $155 and a maturity date of June 30, 2016, was amended to provide that the note will become interest free and the maturity date extended to June 30, 2019.


 


Item 9.  Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.
 
None.

Item 9A.  Controls and Procedures.
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)).  Based upon that evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that, as of the end of the period covered in this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the required time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal controls will prevent all error or fraud.  A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met.  Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs.  Due to the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected. During the quarter ended December 31, 2015, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including the principal executive officer and the principal financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation and due to the lack of segregation of duties and failure to implement accounting controls of acquired businesses, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were ineffective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

To address the material weaknesses, we performed additional analysis and other post-closing procedures in an effort to ensure our consolidated financial statements included in this annual report have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this report fairly present in all material respects our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2015.  In making this assessment, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO") in Internal Control-Integrated Framework (2013).  A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.  
 
Management has identified control deficiencies regarding the lack of segregation of duties and the need for a stronger internal control environment. Management of the Company believes that these material weaknesses are primarily due to the continued integration of the 2015 acquisitions of Plan B Enterprises, Inc. and MD Energy LLC. The small size of the Company’s accounting staff may prevent adequate controls in the future, such as segregation of duties, due to the cost/benefit of such remediation.  We do expect to retain additional personnel to remediate these control deficiencies in the future.

Because of the above material weakness, management has concluded that we did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2015, based on the criteria established in “Internal Control-Integrated Framework” issued by the COSO.