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

Form 10-K
 
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017
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 Number: 001-34269
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
74-2657168
(State or other jurisdiction of  incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 500, Houston, Texas
77054
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (713) 432-0300
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Shares, $0.01 Par Value
The NASDAQ Capital Market
 
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 ☒
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Yes ☐   No ☒
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒   No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒   No ☐
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the 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, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer ☐
Accelerated filer ☐
Non-accelerated filer ☐
Smaller reporting company  ☒
 
Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒
 
As of December 31, 2016, the aggregate market value of the registrant’s Common Stock held by non-affiliates was approximately $48.8 million (based on the closing price of $3.83 on December 31, 2016 as reported by The NASDAQ Capital Market). For purposes of this computation only, all executive officers, directors and 10% beneficial owners of the registrant are deemed to be affiliates. Such determination should not be deemed an admission that such executive offices, directors or 10% beneficial owners are affiliates.
 
The number of common shares outstanding of the Registrant was 16,008,412 as of August 21, 2017.
 
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:
(1)
Portions of the Registrant’s Proxy Statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation 14A for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on November 16, 2017 are incorporated by reference into Part III.
 
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SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
TABLE OF CONTENTS *
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

PART I
Item 1
4
Item 1A
13
Item 1B
17
Item 2
17
Item 3
17
Item 4
17
PART II
Item 5
17
Item 6
18
Item 7
19
Item 8
28
Item 9
28
Item 9A
28
Item 9B
29
PART III
Item 10
29
Item 11
29
Item 12
29
Item 13
29
Item 14
29
PART IV
Item 15
30
Item 16
31
32
     
 
*This Table of Contents is inserted for convenience of reference only and is not a part of this Report as filed.
 
 
INFORMATION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This annual report on Form 10-K contains certain forward-looking statements and information relating to the Company and its subsidiaries that are based on the beliefs of the Company’s management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company’s management. When used in this report, the words “will,” “may,” “position,” “plan,” “potential,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project” and “intend” and words or phrases of similar import, as they relate to the Company or its subsidiaries or Company management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors, including without limitation, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, distribution networks, product introductions and acceptance, technological change, changes in industry practices, onetime events and other factors described herein. Based upon changing conditions, should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected or intended. Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Actual results may vary materially. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. You should also understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors and as such should not consider the preceding list or the risk factors to be a complete list of all potential risks and uncertainties. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
 
PART I
 
ITEM 1.
BUSINESS.

Sharps Compliance Corp. was formed in November 1992 as a Delaware corporation. The information presented herein is for Sharps Compliance Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sharps Compliance, Inc. of Texas (dba Sharps Compliance, Inc.), Sharps e-Tools.com Inc. (“Sharps e-Tools”), Sharps Manufacturing, Inc., Sharps Environmental Services, Inc. (dba Sharps Environmental Services of Texas, Inc.), Sharps Safety, Inc., Alpha Bio/Med Services LLC, Bio-Team Mobile LLC and Citiwaste, LLC (collectively, “Sharps” or the “Company”). Unless the context otherwise requires, “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Sharps Compliance Corp. and its subsidiaries.

The Company provides access to all of its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) through its website www.sharpsinc.com, as soon as reasonably practicable after the reports are filed with the SEC. The filings are also available via the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Sharps Compliance Corp. is a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management services including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. Our solutions facilitate the proper collection, containment, transportation and treatment of numerous types of healthcare-related materials, including hypodermic needles, lancets and other devices or objects used to puncture or lacerate the skin, or sharps, hazardous waste and unused consumer dispensed medications and over-the-counter drugs. We serve customers in multiple markets, such as home health care, retail clinics and immunizing pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional offices (physicians, dentists and veterinarians), assisted living and long-term care facilities (assisted living, continuing care, long-term acute care, memory care and skilled nursing), government (federal, state and local), consumers, commercial and agriculture, as well as distributors to many of the aforementioned markets. We assist our customers in determining which of our solution offerings best fit their needs for the collection, containment, return transportation and treatment of medical waste, used healthcare materials, pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste and unused dispensed medications. Our differentiated approach provides our customers the flexibility to return and properly treat medical waste, used healthcare materials or unused dispensed medications through a variety of solutions and products transported primarily through the United States Postal Service (“USPS”). For customers with facilities or locations that may generate larger quantities of waste, we integrate the route-based pickup service into our complete offering. The benefits of this comprehensive offering include single point of contact, consolidated billing, integrated manifest and proof of destruction repository in addition to our cost savings. Furthermore, we provide comprehensive tracking and reporting tools that enable our customers to meet complex medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste disposal and compliance requirements. We believe the fully-integrated nature of our operations is a key factor leading to our success and continued recurring revenue growth. We continue to take advantage of the many opportunities in all markets served as we educate the market place and as prospective customers become more aware of alternatives to traditional methods of disposal (i.e., route-based pickup services).
 
Our key markets include healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living/long-term care, surgery centers, retail pharmacies and clinics and the professional market, which is comprised of physicians, dentists and veterinary practices. The Company’s flagship product, the Sharps® Recovery System, is a comprehensive solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste and used healthcare materials. In October 2014, the Company launched MedSafe®, a patent pending solution for the safe collection, transportation and proper disposal of unwanted and expired prescription medications including controlled substances from ultimate users. MedSafe has been designed to meet or exceed the regulations issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (the “Act”), which became effective October 9, 2014. In July 2015 and December 2015, the Company augmented its network of medical and hazardous waste service providers with acquisitions of route-based pickup services in the Northeast serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and other neighboring states. Additionally, the Company now services parts of Texas and Louisiana with route-based pickup services. In July 2016, the Company acquired another route-based pickup service which expanded service to New York and New Jersey and strengthened the Company’s position in the Northeast. The Company now offers its route-based pickup services in a twenty-three (23) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States.

Our principal executive offices are located at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 500, Houston, Texas. Our telephone number at that location is (713) 432-0300. We currently have 124 full-time employees and 6 part-time employees. We have manufacturing, assembly, distribution and warehousing operations located in Houston, Texas. We own and operate a fully-permitted treatment facility in Carthage, Texas that incorporates our processing and treatment operations. Over six years ago, we supplemented the treatment facility’s existing incineration process with an autoclave system, which is a cost-effective alternative to traditional incineration that treats medical waste with steam at high temperature and pressure to kill pathogens. The autoclave system is utilized alongside the incinerator for day-to-day operations. We believe that our Texas facility is one of only ten permitted commercial facilities in the United States capable of treating all types of medical waste, used healthcare materials and unused or expired dispensed medications (i.e., both incineration and autoclave capabilities). This arrangement not only reduces the Company’s return transportation costs associated with its solutions but also provides back-up treatment facility capabilities in the event of disruption at the Company’s treatment facilities. The Company’s route-based pickup service business covers a twenty-three state region in the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States. In August 2016, the Company received the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management permit for the processing of medical waste at its treatment facility located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 40,000 square foot facility has been permitted as both a medical waste treatment facility, using an autoclave, and as a transfer station for medical, pharmaceutical and trace chemotherapy waste of up to 82 tons per day. The facility is designed to cost-effectively and efficiently process medical waste generated by the Company’s route-based and mailback customers and also doubles as a distribution center of mailback solutions and has been in operation since November 2016.

SOLUTIONS OVERVIEW

We offer a broad line of product and service solutions to manage the medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated by our customers. Our primary solutions include the following:

Sharps Recovery System™ (formerly Sharps Disposal by Mail System®): a comprehensive solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste generated outside the hospital and large health care facility setting. The Sharps Recovery System includes a securely sealed, leak and puncture resistant sharps container in several sizes ranging from one quart to twenty-eight gallons; USPS-approved shipping box with prepaid priority mail postage; absorbent material inside the container that can safely hold up to 150 milliliters of fluids; a bag for additional containment and complete documentation and tracking manifest. The Sharps Recovery System is transported to our owned or contracted facilities for treatment. Upon treatment or conversion of the waste, we provide electronic proof of receipt and treatment documentation to the customer through our proprietary SharpsTracer® system.

TakeAway Medication Recovery System™: a comprehensive solution designed to meet or exceed the regulations issued by the DEA implementing the Act, which became effective October 9, 2014. The solution facilitates the proper disposal of unused medications (including controlled substances) from:
 
·
ultimate users, which is designed for use in the long-term care, hospice and consumer markets.
·
DEA registrants, which DEA Reverse Distribution solution is a DEA-compliant collection, return and destruction solution for DEA registrants’ expired or unused controlled substances. The system includes prepaid return transportation, materials to package for return, complete documentation of returned pharmaceuticals and proper disposal with online proof of destruction.
 
MedSafe®: a patent-pending solution for the safe collection, transportation and proper disposal of unwanted and expired prescription medications, including controlled substances, from ultimate users. MedSafe has been designed to meet or exceed the regulations issued by the DEA implementing the Act, which became effective October 9, 2014. MedSafe is designed for use in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospice, hospitals/clinics with on-site pharmacies, narcotic treatment facilities and licensed law enforcement.

Route-Based Pickup Service: as a full-service waste management services company, we offer route-based medical and hazardous waste pickup services to customers and prospects that have facilities or branches that generate larger quantities of medical, pharmaceutical (non-controlled) and limited quantities of hazardous waste or where the route-based pickup service is preferred. This blended service of mailback and pickup provides cost-savings benefits by customizing the right solution with each location to reach the best outcome for the customer.

TakeAway Recycle System™: a solution for the collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities. The system consists of containers designed for use in operating rooms or sterile processing departments. The containers are placed in a pre-paid return box for shipping to our treatment facilities where devices are stripped to their basic components and sent to appropriate recycling facilities. The system adds a much needed solution to the market in which many single-use devices are reprocessed or disposed of as regulated medical waste, resulting in wastes that could be recycled.

ComplianceTRACSM: a more advanced web-based version of the Company’s compliance and training program. ComplianceTRAC is designed to improve worker safety while satisfying applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and other requirements for the end-user. The program includes employee training for bloodborne pathogens, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the Hazardous Communication Standard. The online program also provides access to a database of over a million safety data sheets (formerly, material safety data sheets), safety plans, regulatory information and facility self-audits. The program is designed to replace outdated hard copy manuals with an updated platform available 24/7.

Universal Waste Shipback Systems: a jointly-promoted program with Veolia Environmental Services using their RECYCLEPAK solutions for the collection, transportation and recycling of light bulbs, batteries and other mercury-containing devices. The solution is marketed to existing and prospective customers as a complement to the Company’s line of medical waste and unused medication management solutions.

Other Solutions: a wide variety of other solutions including TakeAway Environmental Return System™, SharpsTracer®, Sharps Secure® Needle Disposal System, Complete Needle™ Collection & Disposal System, Pitch-It IV™ Poles, Asset Return System, Sharps® MWMS™ (a Medical Waste Management System (“MWMS”)) and Spill Kit and Recovery System.

MARKET OVERVIEW

The Company continues to focus on core markets and solution offerings that fuel growth. Its key markets include healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living/long-term care, retail pharmacies and clinics and the professional market which is comprised of physicians, dentists, surgery centers and veterinary practices. These markets require cost-effective services for managing medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste.

The Company believes its growth opportunities are supported by the following:

·
A large professional market that consists of dentists, veterinarians, clinics, private practice physicians, urgent care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and other healthcare facilities. This regulated market consists of small to medium quantity generators of medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste where we can offer a lower cost to service with solutions to match individual facility needs. The Company addresses this market from two directions: (i) field sales which focus on larger-dollar and nationwide opportunities where we can integrate the route-based pickup service along with our mailback solutions to create a comprehensive medical waste management offering and (ii) inside and online sales which focus on the individual or small group professional offices, government agencies, smaller retail pharmacies and clinics and assisted living/long term care facilities. The Company is able to compete more aggressively in the medium quantity generator market with the addition of route-based services where the mailback may not be as cost effective. The Company’s route-based business provides direct service to areas encompassing about 155 million people or 48% of the U.S. population.
 
·
In July 2015 and December 2015, the Company augmented its network of medical and hazardous waste service providers with acquisitions of route-based pickup services in the Northeast serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and other neighboring states. In July 2016, the Company acquired another route-based pickup service which expanded service to New York and New Jersey and strengthened the Company’s position in the Northeast. Through a combination of acquisition and organic growth, the Company now offers route-based pickup services in a twenty-three (23) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States. The Company directly serves more than 9,500 customer locations with route-based pickup services. With the addition of these route-based pickup regions and the network of medical and hazardous waste service providers servicing the entire U.S., the Company offers customers a blended product portfolio to effectively manage multi-site and multi-sized locations, including those that generate larger quantities of waste. The network has had a significant positive impact on our pipeline of sales opportunities - over 60% of this pipeline is attributable to opportunities providing comprehensive waste management service offerings where both the mailback and pickup service are integrated into the offering.

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The changing demographics of the U.S. population – according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Population Estimates and National Projections, one out of five Americans will be 65 years or older by 2030, which will increase the need for cost-effective medical waste management solutions, especially in the long-term care and home healthcare markets. With multiple solutions for managing regulated healthcare-related waste, the Company delivers value as a single-source provider with blended mailback and route-based pickup services matched to the waste volumes of each facility.

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The shift of healthcare from traditional settings to the retail pharmacy and clinic markets, where the Company focuses on driving increased promotion of the Sharps Recovery System. According to the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), 24% of flu shots for adults were administered in a retail clinic. Over the flu seasons from 2011 to 2014, the growth in the Retail flu business for Sharps was between 24% and 36%. Despite the decrease in Retail flu business for fiscal year 2017 (the 2016 flu season) of 15% due to a mild flu season and the loss of one retail pharmacy customer, Sharps believes the Retail market should continue to contribute to long-term growth for the Company as consumers increasingly use alternative sites, such as retail pharmacies, to obtain flu and other immunizations.

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The passage of regulations for ultimate user medication disposal allows the Company to offer new solutions (MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes) that meet the regulations for ultimate user controlled substances disposal (Schedules II-V) to retail pharmacies. Additionally, with the new regulations, the Company is able to provide the MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery Systems to assisted living and hospice to address a long standing issue within long-term care.

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Local, state and federal agencies have growing needs for solutions to manage medical and pharmaceutical waste — the Company’s Sharps Recovery System is ideal for as-needed disposal of sharps and other small quantities of medical waste generated within government buildings, schools and communities. The Company also provides TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes and MedSafe solutions to government agencies in need of proper and regulatory compliant medication disposal.

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With an increased number of self-injectable medication treatments and local regulations, the Company believes its flagship product, the Sharps Recovery System, continues to offer the best option for proper sharps disposal at an affordable price. The Company delivers comprehensive services to pharmaceutical manufacturers that sell high-dollar, self-injectable medications, which include data management, compliance reporting, fulfillment, proper containment with disposal, branding and conformity with applicable regulations. In addition, the Company provides self-injectors with online and retail purchase options of sharps mailback systems, such as the Sharp Recovery System and Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System, respectively.

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A heightened interest by many commercial companies who are looking to improve workplace safety with proper sharps disposal and unused medication disposal solutions — the Company offers a variety of services to meet these needs, including the Sharps Secure Needle Disposal System, Sharps Recovery System, Spill Kits and TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes.

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The Company continually develops new solution offerings such as ultimate user medication disposal (MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery System), mailback services for DEA registrant expired inventory of controlled substances (TakeAway Medication Recovery System DEA Reverse Distribution for Registrants) and shipback services for collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities (TakeAway Recycle System).
 
COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS

We believe our competitive strengths include the following:

Leading full-service national provider of comprehensive and cost-effective waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous.

We offer a full line of solutions and services that address the proper management of medical waste, used healthcare materials and medication or pharmaceuticals (including controlled substances). We offer a blended product portfolio that includes both a mailback and route-based pickup service to target prospective customers with multi-site and multi-sized locations that may include facilities that generate larger quantities of waste, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. This blended offering includes a single point of contact, consolidated billing, regulatory support and complete integration of our SharpsTracer system. Our proprietary SharpsTracer tracking and documentation systems provide customers a comprehensive electronic record of receipt and treatment of their waste to meet regulatory requirements. The Company’s mail or ship-back based services are generally offered at a significantly lower cost as compared to the traditional route-based pickup services for small quantity generators since the Company utilizes the existing infrastructure of USPS or in some cases United Parcel Service (“UPS”) for return transportation. While competitors may attempt to replicate our comprehensive solution offerings, we believe the ability to offer such a comprehensive, value-added turnkey solution is a significant competitive advantage. We have only begun to offer this comprehensive solution over the past five years with the primary focus of our marketing efforts on educating the marketplace about us as an alternative to the historical provider of waste services, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous.

Vertically-integrated full-service operations.

Our operations are fully integrated, including manufacturing, assembly, distribution, treatment, online tracking and customer reporting. We have manufacturing, assembly, distribution and warehousing operations in Houston, Texas. We own and operate a fully-permitted treatment facility in Carthage, Texas, that incorporates our processing and treatment operations. Over six years ago, we supplemented the treatment facility’s existing incineration process with an autoclave system, which is a cost-effective alternative to traditional incineration that treats medical waste with steam at high temperature and pressure to kill pathogens. The autoclave system is utilized alongside the incinerator for day-to-day operations. We believe that our Texas facility is one of only ten permitted commercial facilities in the United States capable of treating all types of medical waste, used healthcare materials and unused or expired medications including controlled substances (i.e., both incineration and autoclave capabilities). In August 2016, the Company received the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management permit for the processing of medical waste as its treatment facility located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 40,000 square foot facility has been permitted as both a medical waste treatment facility, using an autoclave, and as a transfer station for medical, pharmaceutical and trace chemotherapy waste of up to 82 tons per day. The facility is designed to cost-effectively and efficiently process medical waste generated by the Company’s route-based and mailback customers and also doubles as a distribution center of mailback solutions and has been in operation since November 2016. We track the movement of each shipment from outbound shipping to ultimate treatment and provide confirmation to the customer for their records using our proprietary SharpsTracer tracking and documentation system. We also track treatment volumes associated with pickup services provided as part of our blended product portfolio using SharpsTracer. We also provide customized reporting and comprehensive regulatory support for many of our customers. By controlling all aspects of the process internally, the Company is able to provide a one-stop solution and simplify the tracking and record-keeping processes to meet regulatory requirements for our customers. We believe the fully-integrated nature of our operations is a key factor and differentiator leading to our success and leadership position in our industry.

Highly scalable business model.

Because of our business model, we can add new business while leveraging our existing infrastructure. Our facilities are able to accommodate significant additional volume, incurring only variable costs of transportation and processing. Once we gain a new customer, our profitability typically increases as our customer base grows with minimal additional overhead expense due to the embedded nature of our products and the ease with which we can accommodate additional volume.

Diverse product markets.

Sharps offers services and products to a wide variety of end markets. The Company’s growth strategies are focused on our key markets which include healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living/long-term care, surgery centers, retail pharmacies and clinics and the professional market, which is comprised of physicians, dentists and veterinary practices.
 
Our billings by market for the years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are below (as expressed in percentages of revenues):

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
                   
BILLINGS BY MARKET:
                 
Professional
   
31
%
   
22
%
   
20
%
Home Health Care
   
21
%
   
22
%
   
22
%
Retail
   
19
%
   
26
%
   
28
%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
   
16
%
   
17
%
   
15
%
Assisted Living
   
6
%
   
6
%
   
6
%
Government
   
4
%
   
4
%
   
5
%
Environmental
   
1
%
   
1
%
   
1
%
Other
   
2
%
   
2
%
   
3
%
     
100
%
   
100
%
   
100
%

Increased state and federal regulatory attention.

To protect citizens and waste workers from needle stick injuries, ten states have passed state-wide legislation or regulations making it illegal to discard used sharps into household trash. Numerous cities, such as Seattle, have passed ordinances making household sharps disposal illegal. Almost all other states, as well as the District of Columbia and territories have passed educational requirements, or released strict guidelines regarding home sharps disposal. Whether legislation or strict guidelines, most of the U.S. population is required or strongly encouraged to not place used sharps in the household trash. In addition, several states and counties have passed ordinances requiring businesses such as hospitals and those that sell syringes to the public, such as retail pharmacies and veterinary clinics, to take back syringes, once used, in regulatory-compliant sharps containers at no charge to the consumer.

In order to reduce accidental poisonings and pollution of our water and municipal water systems, twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have introduced legislation over the last few years intended to manage the disposal of consumer unused medications. Seven states and the District of Columbia have successfully passed such legislation. Passed or pending legislation related to disposal of consumer medications covers about two-thirds of the U.S. population. Further, since 2009, the federal government, nine states and several counties have introduced legislation requiring manufacturer responsibility for consumer generated unused medications. State regulatory agencies are also addressing this issue, including multiple states which now require healthcare providers to avoid sewer and trash disposal of non-hazardous unused medications within their facilities. States such as California, Washington and Minnesota have required assessment and proper treatment by a medical waste disposal company for years. However, other states such as Colorado and Florida are now requiring even small healthcare providers to segregate unused medications for proper disposal. In 2010, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act, leading to DEA changes to the Controlled Substances Act in 2014, allowing certain DEA registrants to collect controlled substances from the public. Collection receptacles can now be found in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities and hospitals throughout the country. In addition, states are beginning to more closely scrutinize generators returning through reverse distribution unused inventory medications classified as qualifying for manufacturer credit that are actually waste pharmaceuticals and should be disposed of as such. As state and federal enforcement of these statutes increases, more companies could turn to solutions such as ours to help manage their medical waste and regulatory compliance. We believe we are well positioned to benefit given our strict adherence to established standards and extensive documentation and records.

Environmentally-conscious solution provider.

In addition to providing cost-effective solutions for our customers, the Company is committed to discovering new sustainable initiatives that mitigate the effects of potentially hazardous waste on the environment. Our patented Waste Conversion Processrepurposes regulated medical waste and unused medications into new resources used in industrial applications, such as the generation of electricity or recycled plastics used in the industrial sector. Our TakeAway Recycle System is a solution for the collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities. The system consists of containers designed for use in operating rooms or sterile processing departments. The containers are placed in a pre-paid return box for shipping to our treatment facilities where devices are stripped to their basic components and sent to appropriate recycling facilities. The system adds a much needed solution to the market in which many single-use devices are reprocessed or disposed of as regulated medical waste, resulting in wastes that could be recycled. Our Universal Waste Shipback Program recycles the materials in light bulbs, batteries and other mercury-containing devices for use in new applications. In addition, the use of recycled paper and plastic materials for many of our products further demonstrates our total commitment to environmentally sound business practices. As an organization, the Company is a leading proponent for the development of solutions for the safe disposal of sharps, unused medications (including controlled substances), light bulbs, batteries and other mercury-containing devices in the community and continually works to raise public awareness of the issue.
 
Experienced and accomplished management team.

Our senior management team has extensive industry experience and is committed to the continued growth and success of our company. Mr. David P. Tusa, CEO and President, in addition to his ten-plus years with the Company has over 20 years of business and public company experience in multiple industries and in companies with revenues up to $500 million. Ms. Diana P. Diaz, CPA, MBA, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has over 25 years of finance, accounting, healthcare and public company industry experience. Mr. Gregory C. Davis, Vice President of Operations, has over 20 years of information technology and operations-related experience. Mr. Khairan Aladwani, Vice President of Assurance/Quality Control, has over 25 years of quality assurance and operations experience, including medical devices, at a variety of companies both private and public. Mr. Dennis Halligan, Vice President of Marketing, has broad marketing experience with the Company and at a variety of firms, including Stir Creative and R.J. Reynolds.

GROWTH STRATEGIES

We plan to grow our business by employing the following primary growth strategies:

Further penetrate existing customers and markets.

Many of our customers who currently use the Sharps Recovery System could also benefit from the TakeAway Medication Recovery System, Medsafe, our hazardous waste solutions, our universal waste solutions or other specialized products. Although currently focused primarily on the proper management of medical and pharmaceutical wastes generated by medical professionals, pharmacies (including chains and mail order), assisted living facilities and other related organizations will develop needs for our other product lines as they expand their patient service offerings. As an entrenched and value-added supplier of treatment solutions, we believe the Company has the ability to capture incremental business from our existing customers.

The Company’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturer billings have grown from $0.3 million to $6.0 million for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2017, respectively. We continue to see increased interest in our patient support program solution among pharmaceutical manufacturers as it relates to self-injectable medications especially related to new drug launches. We believe manufacturers are now, more than ever, focused on (i) product differentiation, (ii) improved interaction with patients and (iii) creating a touch point for individual patient follow-up that could lead to improved therapy outcomes. The patient support programs include the direct fulfillment of the Sharps Recovery System to the pharmaceutical manufacturers’ program participants, which provides the proper containment, return and treatment of the needles or injection devices utilized in therapy. Sharps’ proprietary SharpsTracer system tracks the return of the Sharps Recovery System by the patient to the treatment facility and then makes available to the pharmaceutical manufacturer electronic data. This data assists them in monitoring medication discipline and provides them with a touch point for individual patient follow-up, which potentially could lead to better outcomes. We believe the Company is the leader in providing solutions of this type to this market.

We are positive about anticipated growth opportunities in the Retail market. According to the CDC, 24% of flu shots for adults were administered in a retail clinic. Over the flu seasons from 2011 to 2014, the growth in the Retail flu business for Sharps was between 24% and 36%. Despite the decrease in Retail flu business for fiscal year 2017 (the 2016 flu season) of 15% due to a mild flu season and the loss of one retail pharmacy customer, Sharps believes the Retail market should continue to contribute to long-term growth for the Company as consumers increasingly use alternative sites, such as retail pharmacies, to obtain flu and other immunizations.

Active Acquisition Program

Over the past five years, the Company has developed a network of medical and hazardous waste service providers including those with route-based pickup services, which allows the Company to serve the entire U.S. medical and hazardous waste market. In July 2015 and December 2015, the Company augmented its network of medical and hazardous waste service providers with acquisitions of route-based pickup services in the Northeast serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and other neighboring states. On July 1, 2016, the Company acquired another route-based pickup service which expanded service to New York and New Jersey and strengthened the Company’s position in the Northeast. Through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, the Company now offers route-based pickup services in a twenty-three (23) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States. The Company directly serves more than 9,500 customer locations with route-based pickup services offered to areas encompassing about 155 million people or 48% of the U.S. population. With the addition of these route-based pickup regions and the network of medical and hazardous waste service providers serving the entire U.S., the Company offers clients a blended product portfolio to effectively target current and prospective customers with multi-site and multi-sized locations including those that generate larger quantities of medical and hazardous waste. The offering includes a single point of contact, consolidated billing, regulatory support and complete integration of our SharpsTracer system. The Company believes the comprehensive offering will continue to assist the Company in obtaining larger opportunities whereby the customer has both larger and smaller facilities generating medical waste, used healthcare materials and hazardous waste resulting in a more consistent and predictable revenue base for the Company.
 
Develop new products and services.

We continue to develop new solution offerings including ultimate user medication disposal (MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery System), mailback services for DEA registrant expired inventory of controlled substances (TakeAway Medication Recovery System DEA Reverse Distribution for Registrants) and shipback services for the collection and recycling of single-use devices (TakeAway Recycle System). These innovative product and service offerings allow us to gain further sales from existing customers as well as gain new customers who have a need for more comprehensive products. We will continue our efforts to develop new solution offerings designed to facilitate the proper and cost effective management of medical waste, used healthcare materials, pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste and unused dispensed medications to better serve our customers and the environment. Additionally, we will continue to seek out and identify prospective new customers and markets for new solutions designed to meet the needs of these new customer segments.

Enhance sales and marketing efforts.

Over the past five years, the Company has made ongoing investments in sales and marketing initiatives to drive growth in two areas:

·
Web and Inside Sales — Through targeted telemarketing initiatives (inside sales), e-commerce driven website and web-based promotional activities, we believe we can drive significant additional growth as we increase awareness of the Company’s innovative solution offerings with a focus on individual or small group professional offices, government agencies, smaller retail pharmacies and clinics and assisted living/long-term care facilities.

·
Field Sales – The field sales team focuses on larger dollar and nationwide opportunities in most of the markets served. The field sales team is able to address larger opportunities where we can integrate the route-based pickup service along with our mailback solutions to create a comprehensive waste management offering.

We have seen success with this approach in fiscal years 2014 through 2017 and believe the comprehensive offering capabilities will continue to accelerate revenue growth of the Company.

Improve product and service awareness to attract new customers.

As we grow, we continue to focus additional marketing and sales efforts designed to educate professional offices, retail pharmacies and clinics, assisted living and long-term care facilities, home healthcare, government, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other commercial organizations that require cost-effective services for managing medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste of the benefits of our solution offerings and the need for safe, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly methods of waste treatment, including medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous. We believe that the full-service nature of our solution offerings, ease of our mail and ship-back based delivery system and convenience will attract new customers who are not yet aware of the services we provide. In addition to providing a convenient, cost-effective solution to waste and used healthcare materials treatment, we believe future growth will be driven by the need for our customers to properly document and track the disposal of their waste to maintain compliance with new and existing legislation. We believe our understanding of the legislative process and focus on accurate and thorough electronic tracking of waste disposal or treatment will provide substantial benefits to new customers looking to comply with new standards and promote environmentally cleaner business practices.

CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT AND SUPPLIERS

There is an inherent concentration of credit risk associated with accounts receivable arising from sales to our major customers. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenue. This customer also represented approximately 10%, or $0.8 million, of the total accounts receivable balance at June 30, 2017. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenue and 17%, or $1.0 million, of the total accounts receivable balance at June 30, 2016. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenue. We may be adversely affected by our dependence on a limited number of high volume customers. Management believes that the risks are mitigated by (i) the contractual relationships with key customers, (ii) the high quality and reputation of the Company and its solution offerings and (iii) the continued diversification of our solution offerings into additional markets outside of our traditional customer base.
 
We currently transport (from the patient or user to the Company’s facility or subcontracted treatment facilities) the majority of our solution offerings using USPS; therefore, any long-term interruption in USPS delivery services would disrupt the return transportation and treatment element of our business. Postal delivery interruptions are rare. Additionally, since USPS employees are federal employees, such employees may be prohibited from engaging in or continuing a postal work stoppage, although there can be no assurance that such work stoppage can be avoided. We also have an arrangement with UPS whereby UPS transports certain other solution offerings. The ability to ship items, whether through the USPS or UPS, is regulated by the government and related agencies. Any change in regulation restricting the shipping of medical waste, used healthcare materials or unused or expired dispensed pharmaceuticals through these channels would be detrimental to our ability to conduct operations.

We maintain relationships with multiple raw materials suppliers and vendors in order to meet customer demands and assure availability of our products and solutions. With respect to the Sharps Recovery System solutions, we own proprietary molds and dies and utilize several contract manufacturers for the production of the primary raw materials. We believe that alternative suitable contract manufacturers are readily available to meet the production specifications of our products and solutions. We utilize national suppliers for the majority of the raw materials used in our other products and solutions and international suppliers for Pitch-It IV Poles.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We have a portfolio of trademarks and patents, both granted and pending. We consider our trademarks important in the marketing of our products and services, including the Sharps logo, Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Medication Recovery System, MedSafe, SharpsTracer, Sharps Secure, TakeAway Environmental Return System, Complete Needle and PELLA-DRX™ among others. With respect to our registered marks, we continue using such marks and will file all necessary documentation to maintain their registrations for the foreseeable future. We have a number of patents issued, including those applicable to our PELLA-DRX waste conversion process (patent numbers US 8,163,045, US 8,100,989, US 8,268,073 and US 4,440,534), our Sharps Secure Needle Disposal System (patent numbers US 8,162,139 and US 8,235,883), our unique design features related to the TakeAway Environmental Return System drop-off boxes (patent number US 8,324,443) and our Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System (patent number US 4,463,106). We have patents pending on our MWMS rapid deployment system and our MedSafe solution.

Solely for convenience, the trademarks and service marks referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K may appear without the ® or ™, but such references are not intended to indicate, in any way, that we will not assert to the fullest extent under applicable law our rights to such trademarks and service marks.

COMPETITION

There are several competitors who offer similar or identical products and services that facilitate the disposal of smaller quantities of medical waste. There are also a number of companies that focus specifically on the marketing of products and services which facilitate disposal through transport by the USPS (similar to the Company’s products). These companies include (i) smaller private companies or (ii) divisions of larger companies. Additionally, we compete in certain markets with Stericycle, the largest medical waste company in the country, which focuses primarily on a pickup service business model. With the addition of the route-based pickup services offered on a direct basis in a twenty-three (23) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States and through a network of medical and hazardous waste services providers, the Company believes it is better positioned with its comprehensive medical waste management offering to compete with Stericycle. As Sharps continues to grow and increase awareness of the proper disposal of syringes and unused medications (including controlled substances), it could face additional and possibly significant competition. We believe our comprehensive line of proven solution offerings, comprehensive medical waste management service offerings, first mover advantages, excellent industry reputation, significant history of market and customer success, quality solutions and products, as well as our capabilities as a vertically-integrated producer of products and services provide significant differentiation in the current competitive market.
 
GOVERNMENT REGULATION

Sharps is subject to extensive federal, state and/or local laws, rules and regulations. We are required to obtain permits, authorizations, approvals, certificates and other types of governmental permission from the EPA, the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the State of Texas, the State of Pennsylvania and local governments with respect to our facilities and operations. Such laws, rules and regulations have been established to promote occupational safety and health standards and certain standards have been established in connection with the handling, transportation and disposal of certain types of medical and solid wastes, including transported medical waste. Our estimated annual costs of complying with these laws, regulations and guidelines, including environmental laws, is currently less than $200,000 per year. In the event additional laws, rules or regulations are adopted which affect our business, additional expenditures may be required in order for Sharps to be in compliance with such changing laws, rules and regulations.

ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS

We may be unable to manage our growth effectively.

We continued to experience core revenue growth in fiscal year 2017 as we saw the benefits of our marketing activities in all of our target markets. Revenue increased 14% to $38.2 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 driven by increases in the professional market due primarily to targeted telemarketing initiatives and promotional activities, continued rollout of new patient support programs in the pharmaceutical market and increases in the home health care and assisted living markets. The increase in revenue and execution of our growth strategies has placed and will continue to place significant demands on our financial, operational and management resources. In order to continue our growth, we may need at some point to add operations, administrative and other personnel and to make additional investments in the infrastructure and systems. There can be no assurance that we will be able to find and train qualified personnel, do so on a timely basis or expand our operations and systems to the extent and in the time required.

If the flu related business of our customers decreases, the revenues generated by our business could decrease.

Our operating results are dependent in part upon the amount and types of solutions necessary to service our customers’ needs which are heavily influenced by the total number of patients our customers are serving at any time, especially related to the administration of flu shots. At times of lower patient activity, our customers have a decreased need for our services on a supplemental or peak needs basis. Our operating results can vary depending on the timing and severity of the flu season as well as other factors affecting the volume of flu shots administered in the retail setting.

Our quarterly results may fluctuate significantly.

Our operating results have historically varied on a quarterly basis and may continue to fluctuate significantly in the future. Factors that may affect our quarterly operating results, some of which are beyond the control of management, include, but are not limited to, seasonality; the timing of inventory builds for patient support programs of our pharmaceutical manufacturer customers; the timing and severity of the flu season; fluctuations in inventory, energy, transportation, labor, healthcare and other costs; significant acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other strategic initiatives; and many of the other risk factors discussed herein. Accordingly, we believe that quarter-to-quarter comparisons of our operating results are not necessarily meaningful and investors should not rely on the results of any particular quarter as an indication of our future performance.

Our business is dependent on a small number of customers. To the extent we are not successful in winning additional business mandates from our government and commercial customers or attracting new customers, our results of operations and financial condition would be adversely affected.
 
We are dependent on a small group of customers. In addition, there is an inherent concentration of credit risk associated with accounts receivable arising from sales to our major customers. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenue. This customer also represented approximately 10%, or $0.8 million, of the total accounts receivable balance at June 30, 2017. To the extent significant customers are delinquent or delayed in paying, or we are not successful in obtaining consistent and additional business from our existing and new customers, our results of operations and financial condition would be adversely affected.
 
The loss of the Company’s senior executives could affect the Company’s ability to manage the business profitability.
 
Our growth and development to date has been largely dependent on the active participation and leadership of our senior management team consisting of the Company’s CEO and President, Vice President and CFO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Vice President of Marketing. We believe that the continued success of the business is largely dependent upon the continued employment of the senior management team and have, therefore, (i) entered into individual employment arrangements with key personnel and (ii) approved the Compensation and Incentive Plan for participation by the senior management team in order to provide an incentive for their continued employment with the Company. The unplanned loss of one or more members of the senior management team and our inability to hire key employees could disrupt and adversely impact the Company’s ability to execute its business plan.

Risks associated with our acquisition strategy could adversely affect our operating results.
 
We expect a portion of our growth to come from acquisitions, and we continue to evaluate opportunities for acquiring businesses that may supplement our internal growth. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to identify and purchase suitable operations. In addition, the success of any acquisition depends in part on our ability to integrate the acquired business. The process of integrating acquired businesses may involve unforeseen difficulties and may require a disproportionate amount of management’s attention and the Company’s financial and other resources. There can be no assurance that any acquisitions, if completed, will be successful.

Aggressive pricing by existing competitors and the entrance of new competitors could drive down the Company’s profits and slow its growth.
 
There are several competitors who offer similar or identical products and services that facilitate the disposal of smaller quantities of medical waste. There are also a number of companies that focus specifically on the marketing of products and services, which facilitate disposal through transport by the USPS (similar to the Company’s products). These companies include (i) smaller private companies or (ii) divisions of larger companies. Additionally, we compete in certain markets with Stericycle, the largest medical waste company in the country, which focuses primarily on a pickup service business model. As Sharps continues to grow and increase awareness of the proper disposal of syringes and unused medications, it could face additional and possibly significant competition. As a result, we could experience increased pricing pressures that could reduce our margins. In addition, as we expand our business into other markets, the number, type and size of our competitors may expand. Many of these potential competitors may have greater financial and operational resources, flexibility to reduce prices and other competitive advantages that could adversely impact our current competitive position.

The lack of customer long-term volume commitments could adversely affect the Company’s profits and future growth.
 
Although we enter into exclusive contracts with the majority of our enterprise customers, these contracts do not have provisions for firm long-term volume commitments. In general, customer purchase orders may be canceled and order volume levels can be changed or delayed with limited or no penalties. Canceled, delayed or reduced purchase orders could significantly affect our financial performance.

The Company is subject to extensive and costly federal, state and local laws, and existing or future regulations may restrict the Company’s operations, increase our costs of operations and subject us to additional liability.
 
We are subject to extensive federal, state and/or local laws, rules and regulations. We are required to obtain permits, authorizations, approvals, certificates and other types of governmental permission from the EPA, the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the State of Texas, the State of Pennsylvania and local governments with respect to our facilities and operations. Such laws, rules and regulations have been established to promote occupational safety and health standards and certain standards have been established in connection with the handling, transportation and disposal of certain types of medical and solid wastes, including transported medical waste. We believe that we are currently in compliance in all material respects with all applicable laws and regulations governing our business, including the permits and authorizations for our incinerator facility. Our estimated annual costs of complying with these laws, regulations and guidelines, including environmental laws, is currently less than $200,000 per year. In the event additional laws, rules or regulations are adopted which affect our business, additional expenditures may be required in order for us to be in compliance with such changing laws, rules and regulations. Furthermore, any material relaxation of any existing regulatory requirements governing the transportation and disposal of medical waste could result in a reduced demand for our products and services and could have a material adverse effect on our revenues and financial condition. The scope and duration of existing and future regulations affecting the medical and solid waste disposal industry cannot be anticipated and are subject to change.
 
The inability of the Company to operate its treatment facilities would adversely affect its operations
 
Our business utilizes a treatment facility for the proper disposal or treatment of medical waste, used health care materials and unused pharmaceuticals. Our owned facility has both incineration and autoclave technologies in Carthage, Texas. In August 2016, the Company received the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management permit for the processing of medical waste at its treatment facility located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 40,000 square foot facility has been permitted as both a medical waste treatment facility, using an autoclave, and as a transfer station for medical, pharmaceutical and trace chemotherapy waste of up to 82 tons per day. The facility is designed to cost-effectively and efficiently process medical waste generated by the Company’s route-based and mailback customers and also doubles as a distribution center of mailback solutions and has been in operation since November 2016. Sharps believes it operates and maintains the facilities in compliance in all material respects with all federal, state and local laws and/or any other regulatory agency requirements involving treatment and disposal and the operation of the incinerator and autoclave facilities. The failure to maintain the permits for the treatment facility or unfavorable conditions contained in the permits or new regulations could substantially impair our operations and reduce our revenues. Any disruption in the availability of a disposal or treatment facility, whether as a result of action taken by governmental authorities, natural disasters or otherwise, would have an adverse effect on our operations and results of operations.

The handling and disposal or treatment of regulated waste carries with it the risk of personal injury to employees and others.
 
Our business requires us to handle materials that may be infectious or hazardous to life and property in other ways. Although our products and procedures are designed to minimize exposure to these materials, the possibility of accidents, leaks, spills and acts of God always exists. Examples of possible exposure to such materials include: truck accidents, damaged or leaking containers, improper storage of regulated waste by customers, improper placement by customers of materials into the waste stream that we are not authorized or able to process, such as certain body parts and tissues; or malfunctioning treatment plant equipment. Human beings, animals or property could be injured, sickened or damaged by exposure to regulated waste. This in turn could result in lawsuits in which we are found liable for such injuries, and substantial damages could be awarded against us. While we carry liability insurance intended to cover these contingencies, particular instances may occur that are not insured against or that are inadequately insured against. An uninsured or underinsured loss could be substantial and could impair our profitability and reduce our liquidity.

Restrictions in our Credit Agreement could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and value of our securities.
 
The Credit Agreement contains affirmative and negative covenants that, among other things, require the Company to maintain, beginning with the twelve-month period ending September 30, 2017, a maximum cash flow leverage ratio of no more than 3.5 to 1.0 and a minimum debt service coverage ratio of not less than 1.15 to 1.00. The maximum cash flow leverage ratio decreases to 3.25 to 1.0 on December 31, 2017 and to 3.0 to 1.0 on March 31, 2018. The Credit Agreement, which expires on March 29, 2019, also contains customary events of default which, if uncured, may terminate the Credit Agreement and require immediate repayment of all indebtedness to the lenders. These covenants could affect our ability to operate our business and may limit our ability to take advantage of potential business opportunities as they arise.

Our ability to comply with the covenants and restrictions contained in the Credit Agreement may be affected by events beyond our control, including prevailing economic, financial, and industry conditions. If market or other economic conditions deteriorate, our ability to comply with these covenants may be impaired. A failure to comply with these provisions could result in a default or an event of default. Upon an event of default, unless waived, the lenders could elect to terminate commitments, cease making further loans, require cash collateralization of letters of credit, cause its loans to become due and payable in full and force us into bankruptcy or liquidation. If the payment of our debt is accelerated, our assets may be insufficient to repay such debt in full, and the holders of our stock could experience a partial or total loss of their investment.
 
An inability to win additional government contracts could have a material adverse effect on our operations and adversely affect our future revenue.

Although the Company has secured some U.S. government business during fiscal year 2017, there can be no assurances that future periods will include similar business. All contracts with, or subcontracts involving, the federal government are terminable or subject to renegotiation by the applicable governmental agency on 30 days’ notice at the option of the governmental agency. If a material contract is terminated or renegotiated in a manner that is materially adverse to us, our revenues and future operations could be materially adversely affected.

As a government contractor, we are subject to extensive government regulation, and our failure to comply with applicable regulations could subject us to penalties that may restrict our ability to conduct our business.
 
Governmental contracts or subcontracts involving governmental facilities are often subject to specific procurement regulations, contract provisions and a variety of other requirements relating to the formation, administration, performance and accounting of these contracts. Many of these contracts include express or implied certifications of compliance with applicable regulations and contractual provisions. If we fail to comply with any regulations, requirements or statutes, our existing governmental contracts or subcontracts involving governmental facilities could be terminated, or we could be suspended from government contracting or subcontracting. If one or more of our governmental contracts or subcontracts are terminated for any reason, or if we are suspended or barred from government work, we could suffer a significant reduction in expected revenues and profits. Furthermore, as a result of our governmental contracts or subcontracts involving governmental facilities, claims for civil or criminal fraud may be brought by the government for violations of these regulations, requirements or statutes.

The possibility of postal work interruptions and restrictions on shipping through the mail would adversely affect the disposal or treatment element of the Company’s business and have an adverse effect on our operations, results of operations and financial condition.

We currently transport (from the patient or user to the Company’s facility or subcontracted treatment facilities) the majority of our solution offerings using USPS; therefore, any long-term interruption in USPS delivery services would disrupt the return transportation and treatment element of our business. Postal delivery interruptions are rare. Additionally, since USPS employees are federal employees, such employees may be prohibited from engaging in or continuing a postal work stoppage, although there can be no assurance that such work stoppage can be avoided. As noted above, we entered into an arrangement with UPS whereby UPS transports certain other solution offerings. The ability to ship items, whether through the USPS or UPS, is regulated by the government and related agencies. Any change in regulation restricting the shipping of medical waste, used healthcare materials or unused or expired dispensed pharmaceuticals through these channels would be detrimental to our ability to conduct operations. Any disruption in the transportation of products would have an adverse effect on our operations, results of operations and financial condition.

The Company’s stock has experienced, and may continue to experience, low trading volume and price volatility.

The Company’s common stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol “SMED.” The daily trading volumes for our common stock are, and may continue to be, relatively small compared to many other publicly traded securities. Over the past three years, the Company’s common stock has had an average trading volume of approximately 55,000 shares traded per month. It may be difficult for investors to sell shares in the public market at any given time at prevailing prices, and the price of our common stock may, therefore, be volatile.
 
We may be subject to information technology system failures, network disruptions and breaches in data security.

We rely upon sophisticated information technology systems, infrastructure and security procedures and systems to operate our business and ensure the secure storage and transmission of information. The size and complexity of our computer systems make them potentially vulnerable to breakdown, malicious intrusion and random attack. Likewise, computer networks and the internet are, by nature, vulnerable to unauthorized access. An accidental or willful security breach could result in unauthorized access and/or use of sensitive data. Our security measures could be breached by third-party action, computer viruses, accidents or error or misconduct by an employee or contractor. Because techniques used to obtain unauthorized access, disable or degrade service or to sabotage computer systems change frequently, it may be difficult to detect immediately and we may be unable to implement adequate preventive measures. Unauthorized parties may also attempt to gain access to our systems or facilities through various means, including hacking into our systems or facilities, fraud, trickery or other means of deceiving employees, contractors and temporary staff. We have encountered threats of this type from time to time, none of which have materially impacted our operations or financial results. Although we maintain a system of information security and controls, a party that is able to circumvent our security measures could cause interruption in our operations, damage our computers or those of our users or otherwise damage our reputation. Depending on the severity, any of these events could adversely affect our operations and financial results. In addition, if we were to experience an information security breach, we may be required to expend significant amounts of time and money to remedy, protect against or mitigate the effect of the breach, and we may not be able to remedy the situation in a timely manner, or at all. While we have invested in protection of data and information technology, there can be no assurance that our efforts will prevent breakdowns or breaches in our systems that could adversely affect our business.
 
ITEM 1B.
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS.

As of the date of this report, we do not have any unresolved staff comments.

ITEM 2.
PROPERTIES.

The Company utilizes approximately 200,000 square feet of space across the U.S. including space for corporate offices in Houston, Texas. Sharps has manufacturing, assembly, storage, distribution and warehousing operations as well as two (2) fully-permitted facilities that house our processing and treatment operations. Our processing and treatment facilities are currently permitted to treat and process 182 tons of medical, pharmaceutical and other healthcare related waste per day. The Company owns one of these processing and treatment facilities and leases all other spaces. The leases expire between 2020 to 2022 with options to renew ranging from 3 years to 10 years.

ITEM 3.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

From time to time, the Company is involved in legal proceedings and litigation in the ordinary course of business.  In the opinion of management, the outcome of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position or consolidated 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.

Market Information: The Company’s common stock is quoted on the NASDAQ under the symbol “SMED”. Over the past three years, the Company’s common stock has had an average trading volume of approximately 55,000 shares traded per month. The table below sets forth the high and low closing prices of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ (July 1, 2015 through August 23, 2017) for each quarter within the last two fiscal years.

   
Common Stock
 
   
High
   
Low
 
             
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016
           
First Quarter
 
$
9.53
   
$
6.10
 
Second Quarter
 
$
10.11
   
$
7.32
 
Third Quarter
 
$
8.57
   
$
4.75
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
6.03
   
$
4.16
 
                 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017
               
First Quarter
 
$
5.84
   
$
4.29
 
Second Quarter
 
$
4.51
   
$
3.40
 
Third Quarter
 
$
4.86
   
$
4.17
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
4.61
   
$
4.00
 
                 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018
               
First Quarter (August  21, 2017)
 
$
5.67
   
$
4.17
 
 
Stockholders: At August 21, 2017, there were 16,008,412 shares of common stock held by approximately 151 holders of record; however, the Company believes the number of beneficial owners exceeds this number. The last reported sale of the common stock on August 21, 2017 was $5.26 per share.
 
Dividend Policy: The Company has never declared nor paid any cash dividends on its common stock. The Company currently intends to retain its cash generated from operations for working capital purposes and to fund the continued expansion of its business and does not anticipate paying any dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. Moreover, future payment of dividends may be restricted by credit or other agreements to which the Company is a party.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities: On January 7, 2013, the Company announced that its Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program effective January 3, 2013, authorizing the Company to repurchase in the aggregate up to $3 million of its outstanding common stock over a two-year period. On March 5, 2015, the Board approved a two-year extension of the stock repurchase program through January 1, 2017. The program has not been further extended. There were no repurchases of shares during the year ended June 30, 2017.

Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans:

The following equity compensation plan information is provided as of June 30, 2017:

   
Number of securities to
be issued upon exercise
of outstanding options,
warrants and rights
   
Weighted average
exercise price of
outstanding
options, warrants
and rights
   
Number of securities
remaining available for
future issuance under
equity compensation plans
(excluding securities
reflected in column (a))
 
Plan Category
 
(a)
   
(b)
   
(c)
 
                   
2010 Stock Plan as approved by shareholders (1) (2)
   
877,904
   
$
4.53
     
1,561,891
 

Notes:
(1) Represents stock options issued under the Sharps Compliance Corp. 2010 Stock Plan. The 2010 Stock Plan replaced the Sharps Compliance Corp. 1993 Stock Plan in November 2010.
(2) Number of securities to be issued and weighted average exercise price include the effect of 13,248 shares of restricted stock issued to the Board of Directors.

ITEM 6.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA.

The following selected historical financial data has been derived from our audited financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the historical Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes and Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (in thousands except earnings per share data):

 
 
For the Year Ended June 30,
 
 
 
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
   
2013
 
 
                             
Revenues
 
$
38,188
   
$
33,383
   
$
30,902
   
$
26,570
   
$
21,530
 
Operating Income (Loss)
 
$
(1,187
)
 
$
5
   
$
1,236
   
$
965
   
$
(2,709
)
Net Income (Loss)
 
$
(1,293
)
 
$
13
   
$
1,160
   
$
956
   
$
(2,712
)
 
                                       
Net Income (Loss) per share:
                                       
Basic
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
0.00
   
$
0.08
   
$
0.06
   
$
(0.18
)
Diluted
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
0.00
   
$
0.07
   
$
0.06
   
$
(0.18
)
 
                                       
 
                                       
Total Assets
 
$
34,464
   
$
30,147
   
$
29,751
   
$
26,461
   
$
25,532
 
Total Debt
 
$
2,603
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
 
$
4,675
   
$
12,435
   
$
15,157
   
$
13,717
   
$
15,503
 
Working Capital
 
$
10,488
   
$
17,232
   
$
19,623
   
$
17,888
   
$
16,643
 
Total Stockholders’ Equity
 
$
25,287
   
$
23,843
   
$
23,586
   
$
21,904
   
$
21,070
 

 Notes:
·
2014 Operating income and net income include $1.5 million for a legal settlement received by the Company.
·
2016 Revenues, operating income and net income include the results of operations for the acquisitions during the year which were not  individually or in the aggregate material to the Company’s financial position. Additionally, the acquisitions pro forma results would not have a material impact on the Company’s results had the acquisitions occurred at the beginning of the current year or previous year.
·
2017 Revenues, operating income and net income include the results of operations for the acquisition during the year. See Note 12 in the notes to the consolidated financial statements for acquisition pro forma results.
 
ITEM 7.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

The discussion and analysis presented below should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. See “Information Regarding Forward Looking Statements.”

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following analyzes changes in the consolidated operating results and financial condition of the Company during the years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The following table sets forth for the periods indicated certain items from the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations (dollars in thousands except for percentages expressed as a percentage of revenues):

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
%
   
2016
   
%
   
2015
   
%
 
                         
Revenues
 
$
38,188
     
100.0
%
 
$
33,383
     
100.0
%
 
$
30,902
     
100.0
%
Cost of revenues
   
26,351
     
69.0
%
   
22,272
     
66.7
%
   
19,907
     
64.4
%
Gross profit
   
11,837
     
31.0
%
   
11,111
     
33.3
%
   
10,995
     
35.6
%
SG&A expense
   
12,223
     
32.0
%
   
10,812
     
32.4
%
   
9,496
     
30.7
%
Depreciation and amortization
   
801
     
2.1
%
   
294
     
0.9
%
   
263
     
0.9
%
Operating income (loss)
   
(1,187
)
   
(3.1
%)
   
5
     
0.0
%
   
1,236
     
4.0
%
Other income (expense)
   
(102
)
   
(0.3
%)
   
32
     
0.1
%
   
36
     
0.1
%
Income (loss) before income taxes
   
(1,289
)
           
37
             
1,272
         
Income tax expense
   
4
     
0.0
%
   
24
     
0.1
%
   
112
     
0.4
%
Net income  (loss)
 
$
(1,293
)
   
(3.4
%)
 
$
13
     
0.0
%
 
$
1,160
     
3.8
%

YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AS COMPARED TO YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2016

Total revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 of $38.2 million increased by $4.8 million, or 14%, from the total revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 of $33.4 million. Billings by market are as follows (in thousands):
 
   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
Variance
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
 
BILLINGS BY MARKET:
                 
Professional
 
$
11,962
   
$
7,571
   
$
4,391
 
Home Health Care
   
7,901
     
7,378
     
523
 
Retail
   
7,010
     
8,798
     
(1,788
)
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
   
5,961
     
5,708
     
253
 
Assisted Living
   
2,442
     
2,194
     
248
 
Government
   
1,680
     
1,541
     
139
 
Environmental
   
414
     
259
     
155
 
Other
   
763
     
845
     
(82
)
Subtotal
   
38,133
     
34,294
     
3,839
 
GAAP Adjustment *
   
55
     
(911
)
   
966
 
Revenue Reported
 
$
38,188
   
$
33,383
   
$
4,805
 

*Represents the net impact of the revenue recognition adjustments required to arrive at reported generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) revenue. Customer billings include all invoiced amounts associated with products shipped or services rendered during the period reported. GAAP revenue includes customer billings as well as numerous adjustments necessary to reflect, (i) the deferral of a portion of current period sales and (ii) recognition of certain revenue associated with products returned for treatment and destruction. The difference between customer billings and GAAP revenue is reflected in the Company’s balance sheet as deferred revenue. See Note 2 “Revenue Recognition” in “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements”.
 
The components of billings by solution are as follows (in thousands except for percentages expressed as a percentage of total billings):

 
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
     
% Total
     
2016
     
% Total
 
REVENUES BY SOLUTION:
                               
Mailbacks
 
$
24,080
     
63.1
%
 
$
24,654
     
71.9
%
Route-based pickup services
   
6,348
     
16.6
%
   
2,061
     
6.0
%
Unused medications
   
3,377
     
8.9
%
   
3,531
     
10.3
%
Third party treatment services
   
413
     
1.1
%
   
258
     
0.8
%
Other(1)
   
3,915
     
10.3
%
   
3,790
     
11.0
%
Total billings
 
$
38,133
     
100.0
%
 
$
34,294
     
100.0
%
GAAP adjustment(2)
   
55
             
(911
)
       
Revenue reported
 
$
38,188
           
$
33,383
         

 
(1)
The Company’s other products include IV poles, accessories, containers, asset return boxes and other miscellaneous items.
(2)
Represents the net impact of the revenue recognition adjustments required to arrive at reported generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) revenue. Customer billings include all invoiced amounts associated with products shipped or services rendered during the period reported. GAAP revenue includes customer billings as well as numerous adjustments necessary to reflect, (i) the deferral of a portion of current period sales and (ii) recognition of certain revenue associated with products returned for treatment and destruction. The difference between customer billings and GAAP revenue is reflected in the Company’s balance sheet as deferred revenue.

The increase in billings was primarily attributable to increased billings in the Professional ($4.4 million), Home Health Care ($0.5 million), Pharmaceutical Manufacturer ($0.3 million) and Assisted Living ($0.2 million) markets. The increase was partially offset by decreased billings in the Retail market ($1.8 million). The increase in Professional market billings is due to a combination of acquired and organic growth as the Company continued its focus on securing customers from the small to medium quantity generator sector, which consists largely of physicians, clinics, dentists, surgery centers, veterinarians and other healthcare professionals, who benefit from the cost-effective and convenient Sharps Recovery System and the Company’s route-based pickup services. Of the $4.4 million increase in Professional billings, $3.1 million was generated from our acquired businesses based on their pre-acquisition run-rate with the difference being attributable to organic growth. The increase in Home Health Care market billings is due to the timing of distributor purchases. The increase in Pharmaceutical Manufacturer market billings is primarily due to inventory builds for patient support programs. The increase in Assisted Living market billings is primarily a result of the increased sales focus as well as the Company’s route-based services. The decrease in Retail market billings was the result of a decrease in billings for the TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes which were launched by several Retail customers in the prior year, a decline in overall flu shot related orders and the loss of one retail pharmacy customer. Billings for Mailbacks in the year ended June 30, 2017 decreased 2.3% to $24.1 million as compared to $24.7 million in 2016 and represented 63.1% of total billings. Billings for Route-Based Pickup Services increased 208% to $6.3 million in the year ended June 30, 2017 as compared to $2.1 million in 2016 and represented 16.6% of total billings. Of the $4.3 million increase in billings for Route-Based Pickup Services, $3.1 million was generated from our acquired businesses based on their pre-acquisition run-rate with the difference being attributable to organic growth.

Cost of revenue for the year ended June 30, 2017 of $26.4 million was 69.0% of revenue. Cost of revenue for the year ended June 30, 2016 of $22.3 million was 66.7% of revenue. The lower gross margin for the year ended June 30, 2017 of 31.0% (versus 33.3% for the year ended June 30, 2016) was primarily due to the adverse impact of duplicative costs as the Company transitioned from third-party processing of medical waste in the Northeast Region to internal processing at the new facility in Pennsylvania.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses for the year ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 were $12.2 million and $10.8 million, respectively. SG&A expenses for the year ended June 30, 2017 included $0.7 million of acquisition related costs associated with the completion of the Company’s acquisition of Citiwaste. Without these acquisition related costs and the $0.2 million of acquisition related costs incurred in the prior year, SG&A increased 8% compared to the prior year period due to the Company’s ongoing investment in sales and marketing initiatives.
 
The Company recorded an operating loss of $1.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2017 compared to minimal operating income for the year ended June 30, 2016. The operating loss was negatively impacted by lower gross profit and higher SG&A expense (discussed above).
 
The Company reported loss before income taxes of $1.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2017 compared to minimal income before income taxes for the year ended June 30, 2016. Loss before income taxes was negatively impacted by the operating loss (discussed above).

The Company’s effective tax rate for the year ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 was (0.3%) and 64.9%, respectively, reflecting estimated state income taxes. The Company’s net deferred tax assets have been fully reserved by a valuation allowance.

The Company reported a net loss of $1.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2017 compared to minimal net income for the year ended June 30, 2016. Net loss was negatively impacted by the net loss before income taxes (discussed above).

YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2016 AS COMPARED TO YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

Total revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 of $33.4 million increased by $2.5 million, or 8%, from the total revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 of $30.9 million. Billings by market are as follows (in thousands):

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2016
   
2015
   
Variance
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
 
BILLINGS BY MARKET:
                 
Retail
 
$
8,798
   
$
8,726
   
$
72
 
Professional
   
7,571
     
6,225
     
1,346
 
Home Health Care
   
7,378
     
6,802
     
576
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
   
5,708
     
4,855
     
853
 
Assisted Living
   
2,194
     
1,879
     
315
 
Government
   
1,541
     
1,756
     
(215
)
Environmental
   
259
     
368
     
(109
)
Other
   
845
     
891
     
(46
)
Subtotal
   
34,294
     
31,502
     
2,792
 
GAAP Adjustment *
   
(911
)
   
(600
)
   
(311
)
Revenue Reported
 
$
33,383
   
$
30,902
   
$
2,481
 

*Represents the net impact of the revenue recognition adjustments required to arrive at reported generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) revenue. Customer billings include all invoiced amounts associated with products shipped or services rendered during the period reported. GAAP revenue includes customer billings as well as numerous adjustments necessary to reflect, (i) the deferral of a portion of current period sales and (ii) recognition of certain revenue associated with products returned for treatment and destruction. The difference between customer billings and GAAP revenue is reflected in the Company’s balance sheet as deferred revenue. See Note 2 “Revenue Recognition” in “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements”.

The components of billings by solution are as follows (in thousands except for percentages expressed as a percentage of total billings):
 
   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2016
   
% Total
   
2015
   
% Total
 
REVENUES BY SOLUTION:
                       
Mailbacks
 
$
24,654
     
71.9
%
 
$
23,643
     
75.1
%
Route-based pickup services
   
2,061
     
6.0
%
   
862
     
2.7
%
Unused medications
   
3,531
     
10.3
%
   
2,667
     
8.5
%
Third party treatment services
   
258
     
0.8
%
   
367
     
1.2
%
Other(1)
   
3,790
     
11.0
%
   
3,963
     
12.5
%
Total billings
 
$
34,294
     
100.0
%
 
$
31,502
     
100.0
%
GAAP adjustment(2)
   
(911
)
           
(600
)
       
Revenue reported
 
$
33,383
           
$
30,902
         

(1)
The Company’s other products include IV poles, accessories, containers, asset return boxes and other miscellaneous items.
(2)
Represents the net impact of the revenue recognition adjustments required to arrive at reported generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) revenue. Customer billings include all invoiced amounts associated with products shipped or services rendered during the period reported. GAAP revenue includes customer billings as well as numerous adjustments necessary to reflect, (i) the deferral of a portion of current period sales and (ii) recognition of certain revenue associated with products returned for treatment and destruction. The difference between customer billings and GAAP revenue is reflected in the Company’s balance sheet as deferred revenue.
 
The increase in billings was primarily attributable to increased billings in the Professional ($1.3 million), Pharmaceutical Manufacturer ($0.9 million), Home Health Care ($0.6 million) and Assisted Living ($0.3 million) markets. The increase was partially offset by decreased billings in the Government ($0.2 million) and Environmental ($0.1 million) markets. The increase in Professional market billings is mainly a result of continued targeted telemarketing initiatives and promotional activities to educate doctors, dentists, veterinarians and other healthcare professionals about the favorable economics and convenience of the Company’s Sharps Recovery System and the Company’s route-based services. The increase in Pharmaceutical Manufacturer market billings is primarily due to new inventory builds for existing and new customers. The increase in Home Health Care market billings is due to the timing of distributor purchases. The increase in Assisted Living market billings is primarily a result of the increased sales focus as well as the Company’s route-based services. The decrease in Government market billings was primarily related to slower than expected demand for our TakeAway Envelopes from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”). The decrease in Environmental market billings was primarily due to more project related activity in the prior year. Retail billings, which increased slightly in 2016, were negatively impacted by a mild flu season, but positively impacted by the launch of the TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes by certain retail customers when compared with the prior year. Billings for Mailbacks in the year ended June 30, 2016 increased 4.3% to $24.7 million as compared to $23.6 million in 2015 and represented 71.9% of total billings. Billings for Route-Based Pickup Services increased 139% to $2.1 million in the year ended June 30, 2016 as compared to $0.9 million in 2015 and represented 6.0% of total billings.

Cost of revenue for the year ended June 30, 2016 of $22.3 million was 66.7% of revenue. Cost of revenue for the year ended June 30, 2015 of $19.9 million was 64.4% of revenue. The gross margin for the year ended June 30, 2016 of 33.3% (versus 35.6% for the year ended June 30, 2015) was lower mainly due to an increase in infrastructure costs including rent on the new Pennsylvania treatment facility and higher return transportation costs associated with a USPS rate increase effective February 1, 2016.

SG&A expenses for the year ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 were $10.8 million and $9.5 million, respectively. SG&A expenses for the year ended June 30, 2016 included $0.2 million of acquisition related costs associated with the Company’s acquisition program, $0.2 million of additional costs related to the Company’s audit of internal controls over financial reporting for fiscal year 2016 which was not required in fiscal year 2015 and increased sales and marketing related spending compared to the prior year.

The Company generated minimal operating income for the year ended June 30, 2016 compared to $1.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2015. Operating income was negatively impacted by lower gross profit and higher SG&A (discussed above).
The Company reported income before income taxes of $37,000 for the year ended June 30, 2016 versus $1.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2015. Income before income taxes was negatively impacted by lower operating income (discussed above).

The Company’s effective tax rate for the year ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was 64.9% and 8.8%, respectively, reflecting estimated state income taxes. The significant percentage increase is the result of consistent state taxes with lower operating income (discussed above). The Company’s net deferred tax assets have been fully reserved by a valuation allowance.

The Company reported net income of $13,000 for the year ended June 30, 2016 compared to $1.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2015. Net income was negatively impacted by lower income before income taxes (discussed above).

PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

The Company continues to focus on core markets and solution offerings that fuel growth. Its key markets include healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living/long-term care, retail pharmacies and clinics, and the professional market which is comprised of physicians, dentists, surgery centers and veterinary practices. These markets require cost-effective services for managing medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste.

The Company believes its growth opportunities are supported by the following:

·
A large professional market that consists of dentists, veterinarians, clinics, private practice physicians, urgent care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and other healthcare facilities. This regulated market consists of small to medium quantity generators of medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste where we can offer a lower cost to service with solutions to match individual facility needs. The Company addresses this market from two directions: (i) field sales which focus on larger-dollar and nationwide opportunities where we can integrate the route-based pickup service along with our mailback solutions to create a comprehensive medical waste management offering and (ii) inside and online sales which focus on the individual or small group professional offices, government agencies, smaller retail pharmacies and clinics and assisted living/long-term care facilities. The Company is able to compete more aggressively in the medium quantity generator market with the addition of route-based services where the mailback may not be as cost effective. The Company’s route-based business provides direct service to areas encompassing about 155 million people or 48% of the U.S. population.
 
·
In July 2015 and December 2015, the Company augmented its network of medical and hazardous waste service providers with acquisitions of route-based pickup services in the Northeast serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and other neighboring states. In July 2016, the Company acquired another route-based pickup service which expanded service to New York and New Jersey and strengthened the Company’s position in the Northeast. Through a combination of acquisition and organic growth, the Company now offers route-based pickup services in a twenty-three (23) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States. The Company directly serves more than 9,500 customer locations with route-based pickup services. With the addition of these route-based pickup regions and the network of medical and hazardous waste service providers servicing the entire U.S., the Company offers customers a blended product portfolio to effectively manage multi-site and multi-sized locations, including those that generate larger quantities of waste. The network has had a significant positive impact on our pipeline of sales opportunities - over 60% of this pipeline is attributable to opportunities providing comprehensive waste management service offerings where both the mailback and pickup service are integrated into the offering.

·
The changing demographics of the U.S. population – according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Population Estimates and National Projections, one out of five Americans will be 65 years or older by 2030, which will increase the need for cost-effective medical waste management solutions, especially in the long-term care and home healthcare markets. With multiple solutions for managing regulated healthcare-related waste, the Company delivers value as a single-source provider with blended mailback and route-based pickup services matched to the waste volumes of each facility.

·
The shift of healthcare from traditional settings to the retail pharmacy and clinic markets, where the Company focuses on driving increased promotion of the Sharps Recovery System. According to the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), 24% of flu shots for adults were administered in a retail clinic. Over the flu seasons from 2011 to 2014, the growth in the Retail flu business for Sharps was between 24% and 36%. Despite the decrease in Retail flu business for fiscal year 2017 (the 2016 flu season) of 15% due to a mild flu season and the loss of one retail pharmacy customer, Sharps believes the Retail market should continue to contribute to long-term growth for the Company as consumers increasingly use alternative sites, such as retail pharmacies, to obtain flu and other immunizations.

·
The passage of regulations for ultimate user medication disposal allows the Company to offer new solutions (MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes) that meet the regulations for ultimate user controlled substances disposal (Schedules II-V) to retail pharmacies. Additionally, with the new regulations, the Company is able to provide the MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery Systems to assisted living and hospice to address a long standing issue within long-term care.

·
Local, state and federal agencies have growing needs for solutions to manage medical and pharmaceutical waste — the Company’s Sharps Recovery System is ideal for as-needed disposal of sharps and other small quantities of medical waste generated within government buildings, schools and communities. The Company also provides TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes and MedSafe solutions to government agencies in need of proper and regulatory compliant medication disposal.

·
With an increased number of self-injectable medication treatments and local regulations, the Company believes its flagship product, the Sharps Recovery System, continues to offer the best option for proper sharps disposal at an affordable price. The Company delivers comprehensive services to pharmaceutical manufacturers that sell high-dollar, self-injectable medications, which include data management, compliance reporting, fulfillment, proper containment with disposal, branding and conformity with applicable regulations. In addition, the Company provides self-injectors with online and retail purchase options of sharps mailback systems, such as the Sharp Recovery System and Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System, respectively.
 
·
A heightened interest by many commercial companies who are looking to improve workplace safety with proper sharps disposal and unused medication disposal solutions — the Company offers a variety of services to meet these needs, including the Sharps Secure Needle Disposal System, Sharps Recovery System, Spill Kits and TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelopes.
 
·
The Company continually develops new solution offerings such as ultimate user medication disposal (MedSafe and TakeAway Medication Recovery System), mailback services for DEA registrant expired inventory of controlled substances (TakeAway Medication Recovery System DEA Reverse Distribution for Registrants) and shipback services for collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities (TakeAway Recycle System).

·
The Company’s strong financial position with a cash balance of $4.7 million, debt of $2.6 million and additional availability under the Credit Agreement.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash Flow

Cash flow has historically been primarily influenced by demand for products and services, operating margins and related working capital needs as well as more strategic activities including acquisitions, stock repurchases and fixed asset additions. Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $7.8 million to $4.7 million at June 30, 2017 from $12.4 million at June 30, 2016 due to the following:

·
Cash Flows used in Operating Activities - Working capital decreased by $6.7 million to $10.5 million at June 30, 2017 from $17.2 million at June 30, 2016. The decrease is primarily attributed to a decrease in cash and cash equivalents offset by:

·
An increase in accounts receivable of $1.2 million, net of assets acquired, to $7.6 million at June 30, 2017 from $5.8 million at June 30, 2016 due to timing of billings and collections,

·
An increase in inventory of $0.1 million to $4.1 million at June 30, 2017 from $3.9 million at June 30, 2016 due to timing of sales and adjustment of inventory levels to facilitate customer orders and

·
An increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $0.1 million, net of liabilities assumed and unpaid consideration, to $3.5 million at June 30, 2017 from $3.2 million at June 30, 2016 due to the timing of payments.

·
Cash Flows used in Investing Activities - Investing activities include capital expenditures and business acquisitions as follows:

·
Capital expenditures of $2.5 million are attributable primarily to investments in treatment facility improvements.

·
The Company acquired Citiwaste for $9.0 million during the year ended June 30, 2017 of which $1.9 million was for 415,527 shares of common stock of the Company.

·
Cash Flows provided by Financing Activities – Financing activities include $5.6 million of proceeds from long-term debt in connection with the Citiwaste acquisition and the new debt agreement (see Note 5 “Notes Payable and Long-Term Debt”), proceeds from the exercise of stock options of $0.3 million offset in part by repayments of debt of $3.2 million.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company was not a party to any off-balance sheet transactions as defined in Item 303 of Regulation S-K.

Credit Facility

On March 29, 2017, the Company entered into to a credit agreement with a commercial bank (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement, which replaced the Company’s prior credit agreement, provides for a $14.0 million credit facility, the proceeds of which may be utilized as follows: (i) $6.0 million for working capital, letters of credit (up to $2.0 million) and general corporate purposes and (ii) $8.0 million for acquisitions. Indebtedness under the Credit Agreement is secured by substantially all of the borrower’s assets with advances outstanding under the working capital portion of the credit facility at any time limited to a Borrowing Base (as defined in the Credit Agreement) equal to 80% of eligible accounts receivable plus the lessor of 50% of eligible inventory and $3 million. Advances under the acquisition portion of the credit facility are limited to 75% of the purchase price of an acquired company and convert to a five-year term note at the time of borrowing. Borrowings bear interest at the greater of (a) zero percent or (b) the One Month ICE LIBOR plus a LIBOR Margin of 2.5%. The LIBOR Margin may increase to as high as 3.0% after September 30, 2017 depending on the Company’s cash flow leverage ratio. The interest rate as of June 30, 2017 was approximately 3.63%. The Company pays a fee of 0.25% per annum on the unused amount of the credit facility. At June 30, 2017, $2.5 million was outstanding related to the acquisition portion of the credit facility. No amounts were outstanding under the working capital portion of the credit facility at June 30, 2017 or under the prior credit facility as of June 30, 2016.
 
The Company has availability under the Credit Agreement of $11.5 million ($6.0 million for the working capital and $5.5 million for the acquisitions) as of June 30, 2017 which may be limited by its leverage covenant. The Company also has $10,000 in letters of credit outstanding as of June 30, 2017.

The Credit Agreement contains affirmative and negative covenants that, among other things, require the Company to maintain, beginning with the twelve-month period ending September 30, 2017, a maximum cash flow leverage ratio of no more than 3.5 to 1.0 and a minimum debt service coverage ratio of not less than 1.15 to 1.00. The maximum cash flow leverage ratio decreases to 3.25 to 1.0 on December 31, 2017 and to 3.0 to 1.0 on March 31, 2018. The Credit Agreement, which expires on March 29, 2019, also contains customary events of default which, if uncured, may terminate the Credit Agreement and require immediate repayment of all indebtedness to the lenders.

Management believes that the Company’s current cash resources (cash on hand) will be sufficient to fund operations for the twelve months ending August 31, 2018.

Treatment Facility

The Company’s treatment facility in Carthage, Texas is currently permitted to process 100 tons per day. The incinerator at the facility is currently permitted to treat 40 tons per day of municipal solid waste with 10% of this amount identified as applicable to healthcare facility generated medical waste. Approximately six years ago, the Company supplemented the treatment facility’s existing incineration process with an autoclave system and technology capable of treating up to eight tons per day of medical waste at the same facility. Autoclaving is a cost-effective alternative to traditional incineration that treats medical waste with steam at high temperature and pressure to kill pathogens. The autoclave system is utilized alongside the incinerator for day-to-day operations. The autoclave system is not impacted by the EPA amended Clean Air Act (discussed below). We believe that our facility is one of only ten permitted commercial facilities in the United States capable of treating all types of medical waste, used healthcare materials and unused or expired dispensed medications (i.e., both incineration and autoclave capabilities).

The Company also leases 45,480 square feet of space in Pennsylvania, including 40,000 square feet, which the Company utilizes as a fully-permitted facility to house a treatment and distribution facility. The facility is permitted as both a medical waste treatment facility, utilizing an autoclave, and as a transfer station for medical, pharmaceutical and trace chemotherapy waste of up to 82 tons per day.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Revenue Recognition: The Company recognizes revenue when services are provided and from product sales when (i) goods are shipped or delivered and title and risk of loss pass to the customer, (ii) the price is substantially fixed or determinable and (iii) collectability is reasonably assured except for those sales via multiple-deliverable arrangements. Provisions for certain rebates, product returns and discounts to customers are accounted for as reductions in sales in the same period the related sales are recorded. Product discounts granted are based on the terms of arrangements with direct, indirect and other market participants, as well as market conditions, including prices charged by competitors. Rebates are estimated based on contractual terms, historical experience, trend analysis and projected market conditions in the various markets served. Service agreements which include a vendor managed inventory program include terms that meet the “bill and hold” criteria and as such are recognized when the order is completed, at which point title has transferred, there are no acceptance provisions and amounts are segregated in the Company’s warehouse.
 
Certain products offered by the Company have revenue producing components that are recognized over multiple delivery points (Sharps Recovery System™ (formerly the Sharps Disposal by Mail Systems®) and various other solutions like the Takeaway Medication Recovery Systems, referred to as “Mailbacks” and Sharps® Pump and Asset Return Boxes, referred to as “Pump Returns”) and can consist of up to three separate elements, or units of measure, as follows: (1) the sale of the compliance and container system, (2) return transportation and (3) treatment service. In accordance with the relative selling price methodology, an estimated selling price is determined for all deliverables that qualify for separate units of accounting. The actual consideration received in a multiple-deliverable arrangement is then allocated to the units based on their relative sales price. The selling price for the transportation revenue and the treatment revenue utilizes third party evidence. The Company estimates the selling price of the compliance and container system based on the product and services provided including compliance with local, state and federal laws, adherence to stringent manufacturing and testing requirements, safety to the patient and the community as well as storage and containment capabilities.

Revenue for the sale of the compliance and container is recognized upon delivery to the customer, at which time the customer takes title and assumes risk of ownership. Transportation revenue is recognized when the customer returns the compliance and container system and the container has been received at the Company’s owned or contracted facilities. The compliance and container system is mailed or delivered by an alternative logistics provider to the Company’s owned or contracted facilities. Treatment revenue is recognized upon the destruction or conversion and proof of receipt and treatment having been performed on the container. Since the transportation element and the treatment elements are undelivered services at the point of initial sale of the compliance and container, transportation and treatment revenue is deferred until the services are performed. The current and long-term portions of deferred revenues are determined through regression analysis and historical trends. Furthermore, through regression analysis of historical data, the Company has determined that a certain percentage of all compliance and container systems sold may not be returned. Accordingly, a portion of the transportation and treatment elements are recognized at the point of sale.

Business Combinations: The Company includes the results of operations of the businesses that are acquired as of the respective dates of acquisition. The Company allocates the fair value of the purchase price of acquisitions to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The Company estimates and records the fair value of purchased intangible assets, which primarily consists of customer relationships, trade-names, and non-competes. The excess of the fair value of the purchase price over the fair values of these identifiable assets, both tangible and intangible, and liabilities is recorded as goodwill.

Income Taxes: Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is established when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The establishment of valuation allowances and development of projected annual effective tax rates requires significant judgment and is impacted by various estimates. Both positive and negative evidence, as well as the objectivity and verifiability of that evidence, is considered in determining the appropriateness of recording a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets. Under GAAP, the valuation allowance has been recorded to reduce our deferred tax assets to an amount that is more likely than not to be realized and is based upon the uncertainty of the realization of certain federal and state deferred tax assets related to net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes.

Goodwill and Other Identifiable Intangible Assets: Finite-lived intangible assets are amortized over their respective estimated useful lives and evaluated for impairment periodically whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their related carrying values may not be fully recoverable. Goodwill is assessed for impairment at least annually. The Company generally performs its annual goodwill impairment analysis using a quantitative approach. The quantitative goodwill impairment test identifies the existence of potential impairment by comparing the fair value of our single reporting unit with its carrying value, including goodwill. If the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying value, the reporting unit’s goodwill is considered not to be impaired. If the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, an impairment charge is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. The impairment charge recognized is limited to the amount of goodwill present in our single reporting unit. These estimates and assumptions could have a significant impact on whether or not an impairment charge is recognized and the amount of any such charge.

The Company performs its annual impairment assessment of goodwill during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. The Company determined that there was no impairment during the years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015.
 
Fair Value Measurements: The Company employs a hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs used to measure recurring fair value into three distinct categories based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Our methodology for categorizing assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value pursuant to this hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets and the lowest levels to unobservable inputs, summarized as follows:

·
Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
·
Level 2 – Other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities).
·
Level 3 – Significant unobservable inputs (including our own assumptions in determining fair value).

We use the cost, income or market valuation approaches to estimate the fair value of our assets and liabilities when insufficient market-observable data is available to support our valuation assumptions. The purchase price allocations relating to the acquisitions completed during the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 utilized level 3 inputs.

RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

In May 2014, guidance for revenue recognition was issued which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements currently followed by the Company. The new guidance provides for a single five-step model to be applied in determining the amount and timing of the recognition of revenue related to contracts with customers. The new standard also requires additional financial statement disclosures that will enable users to understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows relating to customer contracts. In March 2016, guidance for revenue from contracts with customers regarding principal versus agent considerations was issued which modified examples to assist in the application of the guidance. Companies have an option to use either a retrospective approach or cumulative effect adjustment approach to implement the standard. The guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 (effective July 1, 2018 for the Company). The Company is in the initial stages of evaluating the impact that the new accounting guidance will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures as well as evaluating the available transition methods. The Company will continue to evaluate the standard as well as additional changes, modifications or interpretations which may impact the Company.

In July 2015, guidance for inventory measurement was issued, which supersedes the policy currently followed by the Company. The new guidance requires the Company to measure inventory at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016 (effective July 1, 2017 for the Company) including interim periods within that reporting period. The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2017 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In February 2016, guidance for leases was issued, which requires balance sheet recognition for rights and obligations of all leases with terms in excess of twelve months. The new guidance also requires additional disclosures about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (effective July 1, 2019 for the Company), including interim periods within the reporting period, and early application is permitted. The Company is in the initial stages of evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In March 2016, new guidance for stock-based compensation was issued, which simplifies the accounting for stock-based compensation related to income taxes and balance sheet and cash flow classifications. In addition, an entity can make an entity-wide accounting policy election to either estimate the number of awards that are expected to vest or account for forfeitures when they occur. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016 (effective July 1, 2017 for the Company) including interim periods within the reporting period. The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2017 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In January 2017, guidance for goodwill was issued which simplifies the test for goodwill impairment. The new guidance eliminates Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test and requires a goodwill impairment to be measured as the amount by which the Company’s carrying amount exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of its goodwill. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019 (effective July 1, 2020 for the Company) including interim periods within the reporting period. The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2017 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures; however, it may impact the impairment recognized in future periods.
 
In September 2015, guidance for business combinations was issued, which simplifies the accounting for measurement-period adjustments.  The new guidance eliminates the requirement to restate prior period financial statements for measurement period adjustments following a business combination and requires that the cumulative impact of a measurement period adjustment (including the impact on prior periods) be recognized in the reporting period in which the adjustment is identified.  The provisions of the new guidance were effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015 (effective July 1, 2016 for the Company) including interim periods within the reporting period.  The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2016 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures; however, it may impact the reporting of future acquisitions if and when they occur.

ITEM 8.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA.

The consolidated financial statements of the Company and the notes thereto, and the related reports of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firms thereon are referenced as pages F-1 to F-23 and are included herein by reference.

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

The Company maintains “disclosure controls and procedures,” as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act, that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The Company conducted an evaluation (the “Evaluation”), under the supervision and with the participation of the CEO and CFO, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (“Disclosure Controls”) as of June 30, 2017 pursuant to Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act. Based on this Evaluation, the CEO and CFO concluded that our Disclosure Controls were effective as of June 30, 2017.

Changes in Internal Controls

During the quarter ended June 30, 2017, there were no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f). The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance to our management and board of directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of the financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

The internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
 
Because of its inherent limitations, internal controls over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention of overriding controls. Accordingly, even effective internal control over financial reporting can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

The Company’s management assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2017. In making this assessment, it used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission in Internal Control-Integrated Framework (2013). Based on the assessment, the Company’s management concluded that, as of June 30, 2017, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective based on those criteria.

ITEM 9B.
OTHER INFORMATION.

None.
 
PART III

ITEM 10.
DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

The information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A with the SEC relating to its Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on November 16, 2017.

ITEM 11.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.

The information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A with the SEC, relating to its Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on November 16, 2017.

ITEM 12.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS.
 
The information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A with the SEC, relating to its Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on November 16, 2017.
 
ITEM 13.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.

The information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A with the SEC, relating to its Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on November 16, 2017.

ITEM 14.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES.

The information required by this Item is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A with the SEC relating to its Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on November 16, 2017.
 
PART IV

ITEM 15.
EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.

Exhibit
Number
Description of Exhibit
2.1
Agreement for Purchase and Sale of LLC Units dated July 1, 2016 by and between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Citiwaste, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on July 6, 2016).
3.1
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of U.S. Medical Systems, Inc. (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.5 to the Registrant’s Transition Report on Form 10KSB40 (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 98716804), filed on September 29, 1998).
3.2
Certificate of Elimination of the Series A 10% Voting Convertible Preferred Stock of Sharps Compliance Corp. (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.6 to Form 10KSB40 (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 98716804), filed September 29, 1998).
3.3
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Sharps Compliance Corp dated May 23, 1994 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Form 8-K, filed November 19, 2010).
4.1
Specimen Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 4.4 to Form 10KSB40 (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 98716804), filed September 29, 1998).
10.1
Form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement dated June 9, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 08888237), filed June 9, 2008).
10.2
Sharps Compliance Corp. 2010 Stock Plan dated November 22, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit A of the Registrant’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed October 12, 2010).
10.3
Lease Agreement dated as of July 13, 2006, between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Warehouse Associates Corporate Centre Kirby II, Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 06962703), filed July 14, 2006).
10.4
Lease Termination Agreement dated as of July 13, 2006, between Sharps Compliance, Inc., Warehouse Associates Corporate Centre Kirby, Ltd. and Warehouse Associates Corporate Centre Kirby II, Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 06962703), filed July 14, 2006).
10.5
Second Amendment to Lease Agreement between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Warehouse Associates Corporate Centre Kirby II, ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-34269; Film No. 10667451), filed March 9, 2010).
10.6
Third Amendment to Lease Agreement dated February 6, 2015, between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Warehouse Associates Corporate Centre Kirby II, Ltd. (incorporated by reference to 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on February 17, 2015).
10.7
Fourth Amendment to Lease Agreement dated August 5, 2015, between Sharps Compliance Inc. and Warehouse Associates Corporate Centre Kirby IV, Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.29 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on August 26, 2015).
10.8
Lease Agreement dated as of January 30, 2009, between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Park 288 Industrial, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 09565104), filed February 3, 2009).
10.9
Amended Lease Agreement dated as of May 27, 2009, between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Park 288 Industrial, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-24269; Film No. 09866215), filed June 2, 2009).
10.10
Fourth Amendment to Lease Agreement dated June 24, 2014, between Sharps Compliance, Inc. of Texas and Park 288 Industrial, L.L.C. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on June 24, 2014).
10.11
Lease Agreement dated as of October 7, 2015, between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Alpha Bio-
Med Services LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 9, 2015).
10.12
Loan Agreement dated March 29, 2017, by and between Sharps Compliance, Inc. of Texas and a commercial bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on April 3, 2017).
10.13
Executive Employment Agreement Amendment by and between Sharps Compliance Corp. and David P. Tusa dated June 14, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-34269; Film No. 10893750), filed June 14, 2010) *
10.14
Executive Employment Agreement Amendment between Sharps Compliance Corp. and David P. Tusa dated March 6, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed March 7, 2012).*
10.15
Executive Employment Agreement Amendment by and between Sharps Compliance Corp. and David P. Tusa dated September 10, 2015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed September 11, 2015).*
 
10.16
Employment Agreement by and between Sharps Compliance Corp. and Diana P. Diaz dated June 14, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K(File No. 001-34269; Film No. 10893750), filed June 14, 2010).*
10.17
Executive Employment Agreement Amendment between Sharps Compliance Corp. and Diana P. Diaz dated March 6, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed March 7, 2012).*
10.18
Executive Employment Agreement Amendment by and between Sharps Compliance Corp. and Diana P. Diaz dated September 10, 2015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed September 11, 2015).*
10.19
Letter Agreement by and between Sharps Compliance Corp. and Al Aladwani dated March 24, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-22390; Film No. 08706090), filed March 12, 2008).*
10.20
Employment Agreement by and between Sharps Compliance, Inc. and Gregory C. Davis dated May 18, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-34269; Film No. 11866772), filed May 24, 2011).*
10.21
Lease between SIT Realty LLC and Sharps Compliance, Inc., dated as of September 28, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 3, 2016).
Subsidiaries of Sharps Compliance Corp. (filed herewith).
Consent of BDO USA, LLP (filed herewith).
Certification of Chief Executive Officer in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (furnished herewith).
Certification of Chief Financial Officer in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (furnished herewith).
Certification of Chief Executive Officer in accordance with Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (furnished herewith).
Certification of Chief Financial Officer in accordance with Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (furnished herewith).
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document (filed herewith)
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document (filed herewith)
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document (filed herewith)
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Linkbase Document (filed herewith)
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document (filed herewith)
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document (filed herewith)

*
This exhibit is a management contract or a compensatory plan or arrangement.
 
ITEM 16.
FORM 10-K SUMMARY.

None.
 
SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP.
 
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ DAVID P. TUSA
 
David P. Tusa
 
Chief Executive Officer and President
 
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
 
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ DAVID P. TUSA
 
David P. Tusa
 
Chief Executive Officer and President
 
(Principal Executive Officer)
   
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ DIANA P. DIAZ
 
Diana P. Diaz
 
Vice President and
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
   
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ F. GARDNER PARKER
 
F. Gardner Parker
 
Director
   
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ JOHN W. DALTON
 
John W. Dalton
 
Director
   
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ PARRIS H. HOLMES
 
Parris H. Holmes
 
Director
   
Dated: August 23, 2017
By: /s/ PHILIP C. ZERRILLO
 
Philip C. Zerrillo
 
Chairman of the Board Of Directors
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
PAGE
   
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
F-2
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2017 and 2016
F-3
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Years Ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015
F-4
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Years Ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015
F-5
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015
F-6
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
F-7
 
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Board of Directors and Stockholders
Sharps Compliance Corp.
Houston, Texas

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Sharps Compliance Corp. (a Delaware corporation) and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as of June 30, 2017 and 2016 and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three fiscal years in the period ended June 30, 2017. These consolidated 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 audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated 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 consolidated financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall consolidated financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide 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 the Company as of June 30, 2017 and 2016, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three fiscal years in the period ended June 30, 2017, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

/s/ BDO USA, LLP

Houston, Texas
August 23, 2017
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and par value amounts)

   
June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
             
ASSETS
           
CURRENT ASSETS
           
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
4,675
   
$
12,435
 
Accounts receivable, net
   
7,553
     
5,814
 
Inventory, net
   
4,098
     
3,919
 
Prepaids and other current assets
   
694
     
695
 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
   
17,020
     
22,863
 
                 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net
   
6,543
     
5,032
 
                 
OTHER ASSETS
   
120
     
84
 
                 
GOODWILL
   
6,735
     
1,039
 
                 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net
   
4,046
     
1,129
 
TOTAL ASSETS
 
$
34,464
   
$
30,147
 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
                 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
               
Accounts payable
 
$
1,710
   
$
1,620
 
Accrued liabilities
   
1,800
     
1,534
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
   
601
     
-
 
Deferred revenue
   
2,421
     
2,477
 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
   
6,532
     
5,631
 
                 
LONG-TERM DEFERRED REVENUE, net of current portion
   
478
     
483
 
                 
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
   
165
     
190
 
                 
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion
   
2,002
     
-
 
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES
   
9,177
     
6,304
 
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 8)
               
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 16,304,027 and 15,740,458 shares issued, respectively and 16,008,412 and 15,444,843 shares outstanding, respectively
   
163
     
158
 
Treasury stock, at cost, 295,615 shares repurchased
   
(1,554
)
   
(1,554
)
Additional paid-in capital
   
28,063
     
25,331
 
Accumulated deficit
   
(1,385
)
   
(92
)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
   
25,287
     
23,843
 
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
$
34,464
   
$
30,147
 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per-share data)

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
                   
REVENUES
 
$
38,188
   
$
33,383
   
$
30,902
 
             
 
         
Cost of revenues
   
26,351
     
22,272
     
19,907
 
GROSS PROFIT
   
11,837
     
11,111
     
10,995
 
                         
Selling, general and administrative
   
12,223
     
10,812
     
9,496
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
801
     
294
     
263
 
                         
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
   
(1,187
)
   
5
     
1,236
 
                         
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
                       
Interest income
   
13
     
32
     
36
 
Interest expense
   
(115
)
   
-
     
-
 
TOTAL OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME
   
(102
)
   
32
     
36
 
                         
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES
   
(1,289
)
   
37
     
1,272
 
                         
INCOME TAX EXPENSE - Current
   
4
     
24
     
112
 
                         
                         
NET INCOME (LOSS)
 
$
(1,293
)
 
$
13
   
$
1,160
 
                         
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
                       
Basic
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
0.00
   
$
0.08
 
                         
Diluted
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
0.00
   
$
0.07
 
                         
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:
                       
                         
Basic
   
15,949
     
15,448
     
15,327
 
Diluted
   
15,949
     
15,838
     
15,564
 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(in thousands, except share data)

   
Common Stock
   
Treasury Stock
                   
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Additional Paid-
in Capital
   
Accumulated
Deficit
   
Total Stockholders’
Equity
 
                                           
Balances, June 30, 2014
   
15,460,940
   
$
155
     
(161,801
)
 
$
(681
)
 
$
23,695
   
$
(1,265
)
 
$
21,904
 
Exercise of stock options
   
61,109
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
139
     
-
     
139
 
Stock-based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
511
     
-
     
511
 
Issuance of restricted stock
   
52,992
     
1
     
-
     
-
     
(1
)
   
-
     
-
 
Shares repurchased
   
-
     
-
     
(29,449
)
   
(128
)
   
-
     
-
     
(128
)
Net income
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
1,160
     
1,160
 
                                                         
Balances, June 30, 2015
   
15,575,041
     
156
     
(191,250
)
   
(809
)
   
24,344
     
(105
)
   
23,586
 
Exercise of stock options
   
112,425
     
1
     
-
     
-
     
312
     
-
     
313
 
Stock-based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
676
     
-
     
676
 
Issuance of restricted stock
   
52,992
     
1
     
-
     
-
     
(1
)
   
-
     
-
 
Shares repurchased
   
-
     
-
     
(104,365
)
   
(745
)
   
-
     
-
     
(745
)
Net income
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
13
     
13
 
Balances, June 30, 2016
   
15,740,458
     
158
     
(295,615
)
   
(1,554
)
   
25,331
     
(92
)
   
23,843
 
Exercise of stock options
   
95,050
     
1
     
-
     
-
     
341
     
-
     
342
 
Stock-based compensation
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
496
     
-
     
496
 
Issuance of common shares for acquisition
   
415,527
     
4
     
-
     
-
     
1,895
     
-
     
1,899
 
Issuance of restricted stock
   
52,992
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Net loss
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(1,293
)
   
(1,293
)
Balances, June 30, 2017
   
16,304,027
   
$
163
     
(295,615
)
 
$
(1,554
)
 
$
28,063
   
$
(1,385
)
 
$
25,287
 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
             
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
                 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(1,293
)
 
$
13
   
$
1,160
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,485
     
816
     
830
 
Loss on inventory write-down
   
-
     
17
     
-
 
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment
   
10
     
-
     
-
 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
496
     
676
     
511
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions:
                       
Restricted cash
   
-
     
-
     
111
 
Accounts receivable
   
(1,244
)
   
926
     
(1,919
)
Legal settlement receivable
   
-
     
-
     
1,538
 
Inventory
   
(61
)
   
(1,055
)
   
(1,418
)
Prepaid and other assets
   
(35
)
   
(46
)
   
(259
)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
   
125
     
(759
)
   
1,109
 
Deferred revenue
   
(61
)
   
600
     
499
 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
   
(578
)
   
1,188
     
2,162
 
                         
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
                       
Purchase of property, plant and equipment
   
(2,486
)
   
(1,926
)
   
(727
)
Cash proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment
   
23
     
-
     
-
 
Additions to intangible assets
   
(163
)
   
-
     
(6
)
Payments for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired
   
(7,314
)
   
(1,552
)
   
-
 
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
   
(9,940
)
   
(3,478
)
   
(733
)
                         
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
                       
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
   
342
     
313
     
139
 
Repayments of long-term debt
   
(3,184
)
   
-
     
-
 
Proceeds from long-term debt
   
5,600
     
-
     
-
 
Shares repurchased
   
-
     
(745
)
   
(128
)
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES
   
2,758
     
(432
)
   
11
 
                         
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
   
(7,760
)
   
(2,722
)
   
1,440
 
                         
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of year
   
12,435
     
15,157
     
13,717
 
                         
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of year
 
$
4,675
   
$
12,435
   
$
15,157
 
                         
                         
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW DISCLOSURES:
                       
Income taxes paid
 
$
9
   
$
152
   
$
58
 
                         
Interest paid on long-term debt
 
$
107
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
                         
NON-CASH INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Issuance of common stock for acquisition
 
$
1,899
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
Unpaid consideration related to acquisitions
 
$
-
   
$
181
   
$
-
 
Transfer of equipment to inventory
 
$
118
   
$
143
   
$
-
 
Property, plant and equipment financed through accounts payable
 
$
28
   
$
-
   
$
-
 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND BACKGROUND

Organization: The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the financial transactions and accounts of Sharps Compliance Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sharps Compliance, Inc. of Texas (dba Sharps Compliance, Inc.), Sharps e-Tools.com Inc. (“Sharps e-Tools”), Sharps Manufacturing, Inc., Sharps Environmental Services, Inc. (dba Sharps Environmental Services of Texas, Inc.), Sharps Safety, Inc., Alpha Bio/Med Services LLC, Bio-Team Mobile LLC and Citiwaste, LLC (collectively, “Sharps” or the “Company”). All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation.

Business: Sharps is a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management services including medial, pharmaceutical and hazardous for small and medium quantity generators. The Company’s solutions include Sharps Recovery System™ (formerly Sharps Disposal by Mail System®), TakeAway Medication Recovery System™, MedSafe®, TakeAway Recycle System™, ComplianceTRACSM, SharpsTracer®, Sharps Secure® Needle Disposal System, Complete Needle™ Collection & Disposal System, TakeAway Environmental Return System™, Pitch-It IV™ Poles, Asset Return System and Spill Kit and Recovery System. The Company also offers route-based pickup services in a twenty-three (23) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States.

Concentration of Customers and Service Providers: There is an inherent concentration of credit risk associated with accounts receivable arising from sales to major customers. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenues. This customer also represented approximately 10%, or $0.8 million, of the total accounts receivable balance as of June 30, 2017. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenues and 17%, or $1.0 million, of the total accounts receivable balance as of June 30, 2016. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, one customer represented approximately 17% of revenues. The Company may be adversely affected by its dependence on a limited number of high volume customers.

Currently, the majority of Sharps transportation is sourced with the United States Postal Service (“USPS”), which consists of delivering the Sharps Recovery System from the end user to the Company’s facilities. The Company also has an arrangement with United Parcel Service Inc. (“UPS”) whereby UPS transports certain of the Company’s products from the end user to the Company’s facilities. Sharps maintains relationships with multiple raw materials suppliers and vendors in order to meet customer demands and assure availability of our products and solutions. With respect to the Sharps Recovery System solutions, the Company owns proprietary molds and dies and utilizes several contract manufacturers for the production of the primary raw materials. Sharps believes that alternative suitable contract manufacturers are readily available to meet the production specifications of our products and solutions. The Company utilizes national suppliers for the majority of the raw materials used in our other products and solutions and international suppliers for Pitch-It IV Poles.

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Revenue Recognition: The Company recognizes revenue when services are provided and from product sales when (i) goods are shipped or delivered, and title and risk of loss pass to the customer, (ii) the price is substantially fixed or determinable and (iii) collectability is reasonably assured except for those sales via multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements. Provisions for certain rebates, product returns and discounts to customers are accounted for as reductions in sales in the same period the related sales are recorded. Product discounts granted are based on the terms of arrangements with direct, indirect and other market participants, as well as market conditions, including prices charged by competitors. Rebates are estimated based on contractual terms, historical experience, trend analysis and projected market conditions in the various markets served. Service agreements which include a vendor managed inventory program include terms that meet the “bill and hold” criteria and as such are recognized when the order is completed, at which point title has transferred, there are no acceptance provisions and amounts are segregated in the Company’s warehouse. During the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015, the Company recorded revenue from inventory builds that are held in vendor managed inventory under these service agreements of $3.4 million, $3.2 million and $2.6 million, respectively. As of June 30, 2017 and 2016, $2.7 million and $2.1 million, respectively, of solutions sold through that date were held in vendor managed inventory pending fulfillment or shipment to patients of pharmaceutical manufacturers who offer these solutions to patients in an ongoing patient support program.
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Certain products offered by the Company have revenue producing components that are recognized over multiple delivery points (Sharps Recovery System and various other solutions like the TakeAway Medication Recovery Systems referred to as “Mailbacks” and Sharps Pump and Asset Return Systems, referred to as “Pump Returns”) and can consist of up to three separate elements, or units of measure, as follows: (1) the sale of the compliance and container system, (2) return transportation and (3) treatment service.

In accordance with the relative selling price methodology, an estimated selling price is determined for all deliverables that qualify for separate units of accounting. The actual consideration received in a multiple-deliverable arrangement is then allocated to the units based on their relative sales price. The selling price for the transportation revenue and the treatment revenue utilizes third party evidence. The Company estimates the selling price of the compliance and container system based on the product and services provided, including compliance with local, state and federal laws, adherence to stringent manufacturing and testing requirements, safety to the patient and the community as well as storage and containment capabilities.

Revenue for the sale of the compliance and container is recognized upon delivery to the customer, at which time the customer takes title and assumes risk of ownership. Transportation revenue is recognized when the customer returns the compliance and container system and the container has been received at the Company’s owned or contracted facilities. The compliance and container system is mailed or delivered by an alternative logistics provider to the Company’s owned or contracted facilities. Treatment revenue is recognized upon the destruction or conversion and proof of receipt and treatment having been performed on the container. Since the transportation element and the treatment elements are undelivered services at the point of initial sale of the compliance and container, transportation and treatment revenue is deferred until the services are performed. The current and long-term portions of deferred revenues are determined through regression analysis and historical trends. Furthermore, through regression analysis of historical data, the Company has determined that a certain percentage of all compliance and container systems sold may not be returned. Accordingly, a portion of the transportation and treatment elements are recognized at the point of sale.

Business Combinations: The Company includes the results of operations of the businesses that are acquired as of the respective dates of acquisition. The Company allocates the fair value of the purchase price of acquisitions to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The Company estimates and records the fair value of purchased intangible assets, which primarily consists of customer relationships, trade-names, and non-competes. The excess of the fair value of the purchase price over the fair values of these identifiable assets, both tangible and intangible, and liabilities is recorded as goodwill.

Income Taxes: Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is established when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The establishment of a valuation allowance requires significant judgment and is impacted by various estimates. Both positive and negative evidence, as well as the objectivity and verifiability of that evidence, is considered in determining the appropriateness of recording a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets. Under generally accepted accounting principles, the valuation allowance has been recorded to reduce the Company’s deferred tax assets to an amount that is more likely than not to be realized and is based upon the uncertainty of the realization of certain federal and state deferred tax assets related to net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes.

The income tax provision reflects the full benefit of all positions that have been taken in the Company’s income tax returns, except to the extent that such positions are uncertain and fall below the recognition requirements. In the event that the Company determines that a tax position meets the uncertainty criteria, an additional liability or benefit will result. The amount of unrecognized tax benefit requires management to make significant assumptions about the expected outcomes of certain tax positions included in filed or yet to be filed tax returns. At June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company did not have any uncertain tax positions. The Company is subject to income taxes in the United States and in numerous state tax jurisdictions. Tax return filings which are subject to review by federal and state tax authorities by jurisdiction are as follows:
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)
 
·
United States – fiscal years ended June 30, 2014 and after
·
State of Texas – fiscal years ended June 30, 2012 and after
·
State of Georgia – fiscal years ended June 30, 2014 and after
·
State of Pennsylvania – fiscal years ended June 30, 2014 and after
·
Other States – fiscal years ended June 30, 2013 and after
 
None of the Company’s federal or state tax returns are currently under examination. The Company records income tax related interest and penalties, if applicable, as a component of the provision for income tax expense. However, there were no such amounts recognized in the consolidated statements of operations in 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Accounts Receivable: Accounts receivable consist primarily of amounts due to the Company from normal business activities. Accounts receivable balances are determined to be delinquent when the amount is past due based on the contractual terms with the customer. The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts to reflect the likelihood of not collecting certain accounts receivable based on past collection history and specific risks identified among uncollected accounts. Accounts receivable are charged to the allowance for doubtful accounts when the Company determines that the receivable will not be collected and/or when the account has been referred to a third-party collection agency. The Company has a history of minimal uncollectible accounts. See rollforward of allowance activity below:
 
Allowance for Doubtful
Accounts
 
Balance
Beginning
of Year
   
Charges to
Expense
   
Write-offs
/Payments
   
Balance End
of Year
 
 
                       
2017
 
$
63
   
$
20
   
$
(5
)
 
$
78
 
2016
 
$
34
   
$
34
   
$
(5
)
 
$
63
 
2015
 
$
23
   
$
22
   
$
(11
)
 
$
34
 

Stock-Based Compensation: Stock-based compensation cost for options and restricted stock awarded to employees and directors is measured at the grant date, based on the calculated fair value of the award and is recognized as an expense over the employee’s requisite service period (generally the vesting period of the equity grant). Total stock-based compensation expense for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are as follows:

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
Stock-based compensation expense included in:
                 
Cost of revenue
 
$
41
   
$
31
   
$
22
 
Selling, general and administrative
   
455
     
645
     
489
 
Total
 
$
496
   
$
676
   
$
511
 

The Company estimates the fair value of restricted stock awards based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the grant. The Company estimates the fair value of stock options using the Black-Scholes valuation model. Key input assumptions used to estimate the fair value of stock options include the exercise price of the award, the expected option term, the expected volatility of the Company’s stock over the option’s expected term, the risk free interest rate over the option’s expected term and the Company’s expected annual dividend yield. The risk free interest rate is derived using the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at date of grant. Volatility, expected life and dividend yield are based on historical experience and activity.
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

The fair value of the Company’s stock options was estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions:
 
   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
                   
Weighted average risk-free interest rate
   
1.1
%
   
1.0
%
   
0.4
%
Weighted average expected volatility
   
47
%
   
45
%
   
45
%
Weighted average expected life (in years)
   
5.15
     
4.56
   
3.49
 
Dividend yield
   
-
     
-
     
-
 

The Company considers an estimated forfeiture rate for stock options based on historical experience and the anticipated forfeiture rates during the future contract life.

Cash and Cash Equivalents: The Company considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains funds in bank accounts that, at times, may exceed the limit insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). The risk of loss attributable to these uninsured balances is mitigated by depositing funds only in high credit quality financial institutions. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

Inventory: Inventory consists primarily of raw materials and finished goods held for sale and are stated at the lower of cost or market using the average cost method. The Company periodically reviews the value of items in inventory and provides write-downs or write-offs of inventory based on its assessment of physical deterioration, obsolescence, changes in price levels and other causes. At June 30, 2017, total inventory was $4.1 million of which $2.8 million was finished goods, and $1.3 million was raw materials. At June 30, 2016, total inventory was $3.9 million of which $2.5 million was finished goods, and $1.4 million was raw materials. There were no write-downs of inventory for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017 and 2015. Total write-downs for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 were $17,000 and were included in cost of goods sold.

Property, Plant and Equipment: Property, plant and equipment, including third party software and implementation costs, is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method based on the estimated useful lives of the assets. Additions, improvements and renewals significantly adding to the asset value or extending the life of the asset are capitalized. Ordinary maintenance and repairs, which do not extend the physical or economic life of the property or equipment, are charged to expense as incurred. When assets are retired or otherwise disposed of, the cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gain or loss is reflected in the results of operations for the period.

Computer and software development costs, which include costs of computer software developed or obtained for internal use, all programming, implementation and costs incurred with developing internal-use software, are capitalized during the development project stage. External direct costs of materials and services consumed in developing or obtaining internal-use computer software are capitalized.

The Company expenses costs associated with developing or obtaining internal-use software during the preliminary project stage. Training and maintenance costs associated with system changes or internal-use software are expensed as incurred. Additionally, the costs of data cleansing, reconciliation, balancing of old data to the new system, creation of new/additional data and data conversion costs are expensed as incurred.

Goodwill and Other Identifiable Intangible Assets: Finite-lived intangible assets are amortized over their respective estimated useful lives and evaluated for impairment periodically whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their related carrying values may not be fully recoverable. Goodwill is assessed for impairment at least annually. The Company generally performs its annual goodwill impairment analysis using a quantitative approach. The quantitative goodwill impairment test identifies the existence of potential impairment by comparing the fair value of our single reporting unit with its carrying value, including goodwill. If the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying value, the reporting unit’s goodwill is considered not to be impaired. If the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, an impairment charge is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. The impairment charge recognized is limited to the amount of goodwill present in our single reporting unit. These estimates and assumptions could have a significant impact on whether or not an impairment charge is recognized and the amount of any such charge.
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

The Company performs its annual impairment assessment of goodwill during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. The Company determined that there was no impairment during the years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Intangible Assets: Intangible assets consist of (i) acquired customer relationships, (ii) permit costs related to the Company’s treatment facilities and transfer stations, and (iii) eleven patents (two acquired in June 1998, one in November 2003, one in January 2012, two in April 2012, one in August 2012, one in September 2012, one in December 2012, one in November 2013 and one in January 2014), and (iv) defense costs related to certain existing patents.

Shipping and Handling Fees and Costs: The Company records amounts billed to customers for shipping and handling as revenue. Costs incurred by the Company for shipping and handling have been classified as cost of revenues.

Additional Product Related Costs: The Company records inbound shipping, purchasing and receiving costs, inspection costs, warehousing costs and other product related costs as cost of revenues.

Advertising Costs: Advertising costs are charged to expenses when incurred and totaled $0.8 million, $0.6 million and $0.6 million for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Research and Development Costs: Research and development costs are charged to expense when incurred. Research activities represent an important part of the Company’s business and include both internal labor costs and payments to third parties related to the processes of discovering, testing and developing new products, improving existing products, as well as demonstrating product efficacy and regulatory compliance prior to launch of new products and services. Research and development expenses paid to third parties totaled less than $0.1 million for each of the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Realization of Long-lived Assets: The Company evaluates the recoverability of property, plant and equipment and intangible or other assets if facts and circumstances indicate that any of those assets might be impaired. If an evaluation is required, the estimated future undiscounted cash flows associated with the asset are compared to the asset’s carrying amount to determine if a write-down to fair value is necessary. No impairment loss was recognized during the years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Employee Benefit Plans: In addition to group health-related benefits, the Company maintains a 401(k) employee savings plan available to all full-time employees. The Company matches a portion of employee contributions with cash (25% of employee contribution up to 6%). Company contributions to the 401(k) plan were less than $0.1 million in each of the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses. For purposes of the group health benefit plan and beginning February 1, 2016, the Company self-insures an amount equal to the excess of the employees’ deductible (range from $2,500 for each individual and family member covered) up to the amount by which the third-party insurance coverage begins (ranges from $2,500 for individual up to $10,000 for family coverage). The amount of liability at June 30, 2017 and 2016 was less than $0.1 million and is included in accrued liabilities. The Company has an incentive plan for executives of the Company, which provides for cash and stock-based compensation awards. The aggregate expense recognized during the year ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015 for the cash awards pursuant to the plan was $0, $0 and $0.3 million, respectively.

Net Income (Loss) Per Share: Basic earnings per share excludes dilution and is determined by dividing income available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities and other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock.
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Fair Value of Financial Instruments: The Company considers the fair value of all financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable to approximate their carrying values at year-end due to their short-term nature. The carrying value of the Company’s debt approximates fair value due to the market rates of interest.

Fair Value Measurements: The Company employs a hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs used to measure recurring fair value into three distinct categories based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Our methodology for categorizing assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value pursuant to this hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets and the lowest levels to unobservable inputs, summarized as follows:

·
Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
·
Level 2 – Other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities).
·
Level 3 – Significant unobservable inputs (including our own assumptions in determining fair value).

We use the cost, income or market valuation approaches to estimate the fair value of our assets and liabilities when insufficient market-observable data is available to support our valuation assumptions. The purchase price allocations relating to the acquisitions completed during the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 utilized level 3 inputs.

Segment Reporting: The Company operates in a single segment, focusing on developing cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated by small and medium quantity generators.

Use of Estimates: The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period. The Company uses estimates to determine many reported amounts, including but not limited to allowance for doubtful accounts, recoverability of long-lived assets and intangibles, useful lives used in depreciation and amortization, income taxes and valuation allowances, stock-based compensation, fair values of assets and liabilities acquired in business combinations, selling price used in multiple-deliverable arrangements and return rates used to estimate the percentage of container systems sold that will not be returned. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards: In May 2014, guidance for revenue recognition was issued which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements currently followed by the Company. The new guidance provides for a single five-step model to be applied in determining the amount and timing of the recognition of revenue related to contracts with customers. The new standard also requires additional financial statement disclosures that will enable users to understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows relating to customer contracts. In March 2016, guidance for revenue from contracts with customers regarding principal versus agent considerations was issued which modified examples to assist in the application of the guidance. Companies have an option to use either a retrospective approach or cumulative effect adjustment approach to implement the standard. The guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 (effective July 1, 2018 for the Company). The Company is in the initial stages of evaluating the impact that the new accounting guidance will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures as well as evaluating the available transition methods. The Company will continue to evaluate the standard as well as additional changes, modifications or interpretations which may impact the Company.

In July 2015, guidance for inventory measurement was issued, which supersedes the policy currently followed by the Company. The new guidance requires the Company to measure inventory at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016 (effective July 1, 2017 for the Company) including interim periods within that reporting period. The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2017 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

In February 2016, guidance for leases was issued, which requires balance sheet recognition for rights and obligations of all leases with terms in excess of twelve months. The new guidance also requires additional disclosures about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (effective July 1, 2019 for the Company), including interim periods within the reporting period, and early application is permitted. The Company is in the initial stages of evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In March 2016, new guidance for stock-based compensation was issued, which simplifies the accounting for stock-based compensation related to income taxes and balance sheet and cash flow classifications. In addition, an entity can make an entity-wide accounting policy election to either estimate the number of awards that are expected to vest or account for forfeitures when they occur. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016 (effective July 1, 2017 for the Company) including interim periods within the reporting period. The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2017 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In January 2017, guidance for goodwill was issued which simplifies the test for goodwill impairment. The new guidance eliminates Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test and requires a goodwill impairment to be measured as the amount by which the Company’s carrying amount exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of its goodwill. The provisions of the new guidance are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019 (effective July 1, 2020 for the Company) including interim periods within the reporting period. The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2017 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures; however, it may impact the impairment recognized in future periods.

In September 2015, guidance for business combinations was issued, which simplifies the accounting for measurement-period adjustments.  The new guidance eliminates the requirement to restate prior period financial statements for measurement period adjustments following a business combination and requires that the cumulative impact of a measurement period adjustment (including the impact on prior periods) be recognized in the reporting period in which the adjustment is identified.  The provisions of the new guidance were effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015 (effective July 1, 2016 for the Company) including interim periods within the reporting period.  The Company adopted this guidance on July 1, 2016 and it did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures; however, it may impact the reporting of future acquisitions if and when they occur.

NOTE 3 – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

At June 30, 2017 and 2016, property, plant and equipment consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
 
 
June 30,
 
Useful Life 
 
2017
   
2016
 
Furniture and fixtures
3 to 5 years
 
$
260
   
$
247
 
Plant and equipment
3 to 17 years
   
7,975
     
6,524
 
Manufacturing
15 years
   
220
     
220
 
Computers and software
3 to 5 years
   
2,246
     
2,009
 
Leasehold improvements
Life of Lease
   
2,681
     
964
 
Land
 
   
19
     
19
 
Construction-in-progress
 
   
347
     
1,372
 
 
 
   
13,748
     
11,355
 
Less: accumulated depreciation
 
   
7,205
     
6,323
 
 
 
               
Net property, plant and equipment
 
 
$
6,543
   
$
5,032
 
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 3 – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)

Total depreciation and amortization expense in the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015 was $0.9 million, $0.7 million and $0.8 million, respectively. Depreciation expense included in cost of revenues in the fiscal years ended 2017, 2016 and 2015 was $0.7 million, $0.5 million and $0.6 million, respectively.

NOTE 4 – INCOME TAXES

The components of income tax expense are as follows (in thousands):

   
Year ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
                   
Current
                 
Federal
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
29
 
State
   
4
     
24
     
83
 
   
$
4
   
$
24
   
$
112
 

The reconciliation of the statutory income tax rate to the Company’s effective income tax rate for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
 
                   
Statutory rate
   
34.0
%
   
34.0
%
   
34.0
%
State income taxes, net
   
(4.5
%)
   
(18.6
%)
   
5.3
%
Meals and entertainment
   
(1.5
%)
   
38.7
%
   
1.2
%
AMT and research and development credits
   
0.0
%
   
(218.9
%)
   
0.0
%
Other
   
0.2
%
   
1.5
%
   
0.0
%
Effective rate before valuation allowance
   
28.2
%
   
(163.3
%)
   
40.5
%
                         
Change in valuation allowance
   
(28.5
%)
   
228.2
%
   
(31.7
%)
Effective tax rate
   
(0.3
%)
   
64.9
%
   
8.8
%

A valuation allowance has been recorded to reduce the Company’s net deferred tax assets to an amount that is more likely than not to be realized and is based upon the uncertainty of the realization of certain federal and state deferred tax assets related to net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes. The establishment of valuation allowances and development of projected annual effective tax rates requires significant judgment and is impacted by various estimates. Both positive and negative evidence, as well as the objectivity and verifiability of that evidence, is considered in determining the appropriateness of recording a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.
 
SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 and 2015

NOTE 4 – INCOME TAXES (continued)

At June 30, 2017 and 2016, the significant components of deferred tax assets and liabilities are approximated as follows (in thousands):
 
   
June 30,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
Deferred tax assets relating to:
     
Stock compensation
 
$
398
   
$
627
 
AMT and research and development credits
   
523
     
523
 
Deferred rent
   
77
     
82
 
Inventory
   
211
     
169
 
Professional fees
   
155
     
140
 
Accrued vacation
   
43
     
33
 
Accounts receivable allowance
   
49
     
24