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FKWL 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 1 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 2 - Business Overview
Note 3 - Basis of Presentation
Note 4 - Definite Lived Intangible Assets
Note 5 - Property and Equipment
Note 6 - Accrued Liabilities
Note 7 - Earnings (Loss) per Share
Note 8 - Commitments and Contingencies
Note 10 - Long - Term Incentive Plan Awards
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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10-Q 1 frankliln_10q-123120.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

Table of Contents

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended December 31, 2020

 

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: 001-14891

 

FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

     

Nevada

(State or other jurisdiction of  incorporation or organization)

 

95-3733534

 (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

9707 Waples Street

Suite 150

San Diego, California

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

92121

(Zip code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x    No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).  Yes x No o

 

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.

 

  Large accelerated filer  o Accelerated filer  o
  Non-accelerated filer  o Smaller reporting company  x
  Emerging growth company  o  

 

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. o

 

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

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

 

The Registrant has 11,576,281 shares of common stock outstanding as of February 16, 2021.

 

 

 

   

 

 

FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020

INDEX

 

 

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PART I – Financial Information
     
Item 1: Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)  
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2020 (unaudited) and June 30, 2020 4
  Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income (unaudited) for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 5
  Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity (unaudited) for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 6
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 8
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 9
Item 2: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 22
Item 3: Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 26
Item 4: Controls and Procedures 26
     
PART II – Other Information
     
Item 1: Legal Proceedings 27
Item 1A: Risk Factors 27
Item 2: Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 27
Item 3: Defaults Upon Senior Securities 27
Item 4: Mine Safety Disclosures 27
Item 5: Other Information 27
Item 6: Exhibits 27
     
Signatures   28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE ON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

You should keep in mind the following points as you read this Report on Form 10-Q:

 

The terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “Franklin,” “Franklin Wireless,” or the “Company” refer to Franklin Wireless Corp.

 

This Report on Form 10-Q contains statements which, to the extent they do not recite historical fact, constitute “forward looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward looking statements are used under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation,” and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. You can identify these statements by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “project,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “potential,” “intend,” “continue,” and variations of these words or comparable words. Forward looking statements do not guarantee future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ substantially from the results that the forward looking statements suggest for various reasons, including those discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020. These forward looking statements are made only as of the date of this Report on Form 10-Q. We do not undertake to update or revise the forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. Consolidated Financial Statements

 

FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

  

December 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

   June 30, 2020 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $71,025,316   $28,161,644 
Certificates of deposit account   5,384,496    5,381,918 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for bad debt of $61,890 and $0, respectively   16,366,586    15,973,537 
Other receivables, net   50,244    61,090 
Inventories, net   13,176,140    11,783,403 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   14,049    21,588 
Advance payments to vendors   42,113    27,838 
Total current assets   106,058,944    61,411,018 
Property and equipment, net   185,563    220,889 
Intangible assets, net   1,419,166    1,125,152 
Deferred tax assets, non-current   685,280    938,188 
Goodwill   273,285    273,285 
Right of use assets   955,732    1,139,670 
Other assets   144,964    283,369 
TOTAL ASSETS  $109,722,934   $65,391,571 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $63,939,629   $42,083,255 
Income tax payable   1,970,289    34,713 
Accrued liabilities   316,520    466,021 
Advance payments from customers   688,572     
Lease liabilities, current   376,574    400,508 
Total current liabilities   67,291,584    42,984,497 
Lease liabilities, non-current   617,790    784,233 
Notes payable, payroll protection plan loan       487,300 
Total liabilities   67,909,374    44,256,030 
           
Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)          
Stockholders’ equity:          
Parent Company stockholders’ equity          
Preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, authorized 10,000,000 shares; No preferred stock issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020        
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, authorized 50,000,000 shares; 11,576,281 and 10,605,912 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, respectively   14,054    14,007 
Additional paid-in capital   12,756,959    7,475,365 
Retained earnings   31,805,030    18,028,059 
Treasury stock, 2,549,208 and 3,472,286 shares as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020   (3,554,893)   (4,513,479)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (365,906)   (650,426)
Total Parent Company stockholders’ equity   40,655,244    20,353,526 
Non-controlling interests   1,158,316    782,015 
Total stockholders’ equity   41,813,560    21,135,541 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $109,722,934   $65,391,571 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   December 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Net sales  $66,247,578   $13,263,855   $128,817,028   $22,134,130 
Cost of goods sold   54,955,123    10,672,228    105,853,342    17,521,991 
Gross profit   11,292,455    2,591,627    22,963,686    4,612,139 
                     
Operating expenses:                    
Selling, general and administrative   1,409,026    769,743    2,930,485    1,618,504 
Research and development   1,151,732    1,024,424    2,130,124    1,919,936 
Total operating expenses   2,560,758    1,794,167    5,060,609    3,538,440 
Income from operations   8,731,697    797,460    17,903,077    1,073,699 
                     
Other income (loss), net:                    
Interest income   1,760    40,561    4,654    95,591 
Income from governmental subsidy   44,347    33    66,433    4,126 
Gain from the forgiveness of payroll protection plan loan   487,300        487,300     
Other income (loss), net   (150,874)   10,774    (169,052)   26,366 
Total other income (loss), net   382,533    51,368    389,335    126,083 
Income before provision for income taxes   9,114,230    848,828    18,292,412    1,199,782 
Income tax provision   2,138,406    114,886    4,139,140    175,860 
Net income   6,975,824    733,942    14,153,272    1,023,922 
Less: non-controlling interests in net income of subsidiary at 33.7%   119,213        376,301     
Less: non-controlling interests in net income of subsidiary at 35.8%       153,064        189,106 
Net income attributable to Parent Company  $6,856,611   $580,878   $13,776,971   $834,816 
                     
Basic income per share attributable to Parent Company stockholders  $0.59   $0.05   $1.24   $0.08 
Diluted income per share attributable to Parent Company stockholders  $0.58   $0.05   $1.22   $0.08 
                     
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic   11,566,309    10,570,203    11,118,511    10,570,203 
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted   11,727,282    10,708,028    11,279,483    10,708,028 
                     
Comprehensive income                    
Net income  $6,975,824   $733,942   $14,153,272   $1,023,922 
Translation adjustments   218,096    37,067    284,520    18,750 
Comprehensive income   7,193,920    771,009    14,437,792    1,042,672 
Less: comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest   119,213    153,064    376,301    189,106 
Comprehensive income attributable to controlling interest  $7,074,707   $617,945   $14,061,491   $853,566 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Three and Six Months Ended December 31, 2020 (unaudited)

 

 

   Common Stock   Additional Paid-in   Retained   Treasury   Accumulated Other Comprehensive   Non-controlling   Total Stockholders 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Stock   Loss   Interest   Equity 
Balance - June 30, 2020   10,605,912   $14,007   $7,475,365   $18,028,059   $(4,513,479)  $(650,426)  $782,015   $21,135,541 
Net income attributable to Parent Company               6,920,360                6,920,360 
Foreign exchange translation                       66,424        66,424 
Issuance of stock related to stock option exercised   13,000    13    17,407                    17,420 
Compensation expense related to stock option granted             85,987                        85,987 
Sales of treasury stock   923,078        5,041,422        958,586            6,000,008 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest                           257,088    257,088 
Balance – September 30, 2020 (unaudited)   11,541,990   $14,020   $12,620,181   $24,948,419   $(3,554,893)  $(584,002)  $1,039,103   $34,482,828 
Net income attributable to Parent Company               6,856,611                6,856,611 
Foreign exchange translation                       218,096        218,096 
Issuance of stock related to stock option exercised   34,291    34    38,536                    38,570 
Compensation expense related to stock option granted           98,242                    98,242 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest                           119,213    119,213 
Balance – December 31, 2020 (unaudited)   11,576,281   $14,054   $12,756,959   $31,805,030   $(3,554,893)  $(365,906)  $1,158,316   $41,813,560 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Three and Six Months Ended December 31, 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

   Common Stock   Additional Paid-in   Retained   Treasury   Accumulated Other Comprehensive   Non-controlling   Total Stockholders 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Stock   Loss   Interest   Equity 
Balance - June 30, 2019   10,570,203   $13,972   $7,442,272   $12,477,441   $(4,513,479)  $(634,802)  $489,046   $15,274,450 
Net income attributable to Parent Company               253,938                253,938 
Foreign exchange translation                       (18,317)       (18,317)
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest                           36,042    36,042 
Balance – September 30, 2019 (unaudited)   10,570,203   $13,972   $7,442,272   $12,731,379   $(4,513,479)  $(653,119)  $525,088   $15,546,113 
Net income attributable to Parent Company               580,878                580,878 
Foreign exchange translation                       37,067        37,067 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest                           153,064    153,064 
Balance – December 31, 2019 (unaudited)   10,570,203   $13,972   $7,442,272   $13,312,257   $(4,513,479)  $(616,052)  $678,152   $16,317,122 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

  

Six Months Ended

December 31,

 
   2020   2019 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net income  $14,153,272   $1,023,922 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation   45,339    43,871 
Amortization of intangible assets   240,535    198,268 
Deferred tax   252,908    125,169 
Amortization of right of use asset   183,938    11,267 
Compensation expense related to stock options granted   184,229     
Bad debt expense   335,935     
Forgiveness of payroll protection plan loan   (487,300)    
Increase (decrease) in cash due to change in:          
Accounts receivable   (718,138)   (3,302,551)
Inventories   (1,392,737)   (1,933,989)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   7,539    (683)
Advance payments to vendors   (14,275)   37,229 
Other assets   138,405    (29,541)
Accounts payable   21,856,374    7,201,760 
Income tax payable   1,935,576    49,145 
Lease liabilities   (190,377)    
Advance payments from customers   688,572     
Accrued liabilities   (149,501)   (10,725)
Net cash provided by operating activities   37,070,294    3,413,142 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Short-term investments   (2,578)   4,607 
Purchases of property and equipment   (10,013)   (138,090)
Payments for capitalized development costs   (533,146)   (333,668)
Purchases of intangible assets   (1,403)   (26,760)
Net cash used in investing activities   (547,140)   (493,911)
           
CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Sales of treasury stock   6,000,008     
Cash received from exercise of stock options   55,990     
Net cash provided by financing activities   6,055,998     
           
Effect of foreign currency translation   284,520    18,750 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   42,863,672    2,937,981 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   28,161,644    6,447,505 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $71,025,316   $9,385,486 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Cash paid during the periods for:          
Interest  $   $ 
Income taxes  $1,940,825   $800 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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FRANKLIN WIRELESS CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiary with a majority voting interest of 66.3% (33.7% is owned by non-controlling interests) as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020. In the preparation of consolidated financial statements of the Company, intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated and net earnings are reduced by the portion of the net earnings of the subsidiary applicable to non-controlling interests.

 

Non-controlling Interest in a Consolidated Subsidiary

 

As of December 31, 2020, the non-controlling interest was $1,158,316, which represents a $376,301 increase from $782,015 as of June 30, 2020.

 

Segment Reporting

 

Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 280, “Segment Reporting,” requires public companies to report financial and descriptive information about their reportable operating segments. We identify our operating segments based on how our chief operating decision maker internally evaluates separate financial information, business activities and management responsibility. We have one reportable segment, consisting of the sale of wireless access products. We generate revenues from three geographic areas, consisting of North America, the Caribbean and South America, and Asia. The following enterprise-wide disclosure is prepared on a basis consistent with the preparation of the consolidated financial statements. The following table contains certain financial information by geographic area:

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   December 31,   December 31, 
Net sales:   2020    2019    2020    2019 
North America  $66,229,782   $13,035,820   $128,798,920   $21,898,467 
Caribbean and South America   17,500        17,500     
Asia   296    228,035    608    235,663 
Totals  $66,247,578   $13,263,855   $128,817,028   $22,134,130 

 

 

 

 

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Long-lived assets, net (property and equipment and intangible assets):  December 31, 2020   June 30, 2020 
North America  $1,559,693   $1,302,353 
Asia   45,036    43,688 
Totals  $1,604,729   $1,346,041 

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts of financial instruments such as cash equivalents, short-term investments, accounts receivable, accounts payable and debt approximate the related fair values due to the short-term maturities of these instruments. We invest our excess cash into financial instruments which are readily convertible into cash, such as money market funds and certificates of deposit.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

Based upon our review of our collection history as well as the current balances associated with all significant customers and associated invoices, as of December 31, 2020, we have recorded an allowance for doubtful accounts in the amount of $61,890 for the uncertainty involving timely collection of our claims for the accounts receivable. As of June 30, 2020, we did not believe an allowance for doubtful accounts was necessary.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

In April 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (ASU 2016-10), which amends and adds clarity to certain aspects of the guidance set forth in the original revenue standard (ASU 2014-09) related to identifying performance obligations and licensing. In May 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-11, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), which amends and rescinds certain revenue recognition guidance previously released within ASU 2014-09. In May 2016 the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-12, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (ASU 2016-12), which provides narrow scope improvements and practical expedients related to ASU 2014-09.

 

On July 1, 2018, we adopted ASU 2014-09 using the modified retrospective method applied to those contracts that were not completed or substantially complete as of June 30, 2018. Results for the reporting period beginning after July 1, 2018 are presented under Topic 606. We recorded no change in retained earnings as of July 1, 2018 as a result of the cumulative impact of adopting Topic 606.

 

 

 

 

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Contracts with Customers

 

Revenue for sales of products and services is derived from contracts with customers. The products and services promised in contracts primarily consist of hotspot routers. Contracts with each customer generally state the terms of the sale, including the description, quantity and price of each product or service. Payment terms are stated in the contract, primarily in the form of a purchase order. Since the customer typically agrees to a stated rate and price in the purchase order that does not vary over the life of the contract, the majority of our contracts do not contain variable consideration. We establish a provision for estimated warranty and returns. Using historical averages, that provision for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was not material.

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

 

In accordance with Topic 606, we disaggregate revenue from contracts with customers into geographical regions and by the timing of when goods and services are transferred. We determined that disaggregating revenue into these categories meets the disclosure objective in Topic 606, which is to depict how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by regional economic factors.

 

Contract Balances

 

We perform our obligations under a contract with a customer by transferring products in exchange for consideration from the customer. We typically invoice our customers as soon as control of an asset is transferred, and a receivable is established. We, however, recognize a contract liability when a customer prepays for goods and/or services, or we have not delivered goods under the contract since we have not yet transferred control of the goods and/or services.

 

Performance Obligations

 

A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer and is the unit of measurement in Topic 606. At contract inception, we assess the products and services promised in our contracts with customers. We then identify performance obligations to transfer distinct products or services to the customer. In order to identify performance obligations, we consider all the products or services promised in the contract regardless of whether they are explicitly stated or are implied by customary business practices.

 

Our performance obligations are primarily satisfied at a point in time. Revenue from products transferred to customers at a single point in time accounted for 99.9% of net sales for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020. Revenue recognized over a period of time for non-recurring engineering projects is based on the percent complete of a project and accounted for 0.1% of net sales for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020. The majority of our revenue recognized at a point in time is for the sale of hotspot router products. Revenue from these contracts is recognized when the customer is able to direct the use of and obtain substantially all of the benefits from the product which generally coincides with title transfer at completion of the shipping process.

 

As of December 31, 2020, our contracts do not contain any unsatisfied performance obligations, except for undelivered products.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

All costs associated with our contract manufacturers, as well as distribution, fulfillment and repair services, are included in our cost of goods sold. Cost of goods sold also includes amortization expenses of approximately $86,000 and $200,000 associated with capitalized product development costs associated with complete technology for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, respectively, and $97,000 and $167,000 for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

 

 

 

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Capitalized Product Development Costs

 

Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 350, “Intangibles - Goodwill and Other” includes software that is part of a product or process to be sold to a customer and is accounted for under Subtopic 985-20. Our products contain embedded software internally developed by FTI, which is an integral part of these products because it allows the various components of the products to communicate with each other and the products are clearly unable to function without this coding.

 

The costs of product development that are capitalized once technological feasibility is determined (noted as technology in progress in the Intangible Assets table in Note 3 to Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements) include related licenses, certification costs, payroll, employee benefits, and other headcount-related expenses associated with product development. We determine that technological feasibility for our products is reached after all high-risk development issues have been resolved. Once the products are available for general release to our customers, we cease capitalizing the product development costs and any additional costs, if any, are expensed. The capitalized product development costs are amortized on a product-by-product basis using the greater of straight-line amortization or the ratio of the current gross revenues to the current and anticipated future gross revenues. The amortization begins when the products are available for general release to our customers.

 

As of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, capitalized product development costs in progress were $589,997 and $140,192, and the amounts are included in intangible assets in our consolidated balance sheets. For the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, we incurred $454,804 and $533,146, respectively, and for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, we incurred ($15,000) and $348,668, respectively, in capitalized product development costs, and such amounts are primarily comprised of certifications and licenses. All costs incurred before technological feasibility is reached are expensed and included in our consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

 

Research and Development Costs

 

Costs associated with research and development are expensed as incurred. Research and development costs were $1,151,732 and $1,024,424 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $2,130,124 and $1,919,936 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Warranties

 

We provide a warranty for one year which is covered by our vendors and manufacturers under purchase agreements between the Company and the vendors. As a result, we believe we do not have any net warranty exposure and do not accrue any warranty expenses. Historically, the Company has not experienced any material net warranty expenditures.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

Costs associated with product shipping and handling are expensed as incurred. Shipping and handling costs, which are included in selling, general and administrative expenses on the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss, were $245,586 and $166,741 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $527,652 and $339,849 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of the consolidated statements of cash flow, we consider all highly liquid investments purchased with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. We invest our excess cash into financial instruments which management believes are readily convertible into cash, such as money market funds that are readily convertible to cash.

 

 

 

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Short Term Investments

 

We have invested excess funds in short term liquid assets, such as certificates of deposit.

 

Inventories

 

Our inventories consist of finished goods and are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value, cost being determined on a first-in, first-out basis. We assess the inventory carrying value and reduce it, if necessary, to its net realizable value based on customer orders on hand, and internal demand forecasts using management’s best estimates given information currently available. Our customer demand is highly unpredictable and can fluctuate significantly caused by factors beyond the control of the Company. We may write down our inventory value for potential obsolescence and excess inventory. As of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, we have recorded an inventory reserve in the amounts of $0 and $399,437, respectively, for inventories that we have identified as obsolete or slow-moving.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are recorded at cost. Significant additions or improvements extending useful lives of assets are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives as follows:

 

Machinery 6 years
Office equipment 5 years
Molds 3 years
Vehicles 5 years
Computers and software 5 years
Furniture and fixtures 7 years
Facilities improvements 5 years or life of the lease, whichever is shorter

 

Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill and certain intangible assets were recorded in connection with the FTI acquisition in October 2009, and are accounted for in accordance with ASC 805, “Business Combinations.”  Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the tangible and intangible net assets acquired.  Intangible assets are recorded at their fair value at the date of acquisition. Goodwill and other intangible assets are accounted for in accordance with ASC 350, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.”  Goodwill and other intangible assets are tested for impairment at least annually and any related impairment losses are recognized in earnings when identified. No impairment was deemed necessary as of December 31, 2020 or June 30, 2020.

 

Long-lived Assets

 

We review for impairment of long-lived assets and certain identifiable intangibles whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of assets may not be recoverable. We consider the carrying value of assets may not be recoverable based upon our review of the following events or changes in circumstances: the asset’s ability to continue to generate income from operations and positive cash flow in future periods; loss of legal ownership or title to the asset; significant changes in our strategic business objectives and utilization of the asset; or significant negative industry or economic trends.  An impairment loss would be recognized when estimated future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset are less than its carrying amount.

 

As of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, we were not aware of any events or changes in circumstances that would indicate that the long-lived assets are impaired.

 

 

 

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Stock-based Compensation

 

The Company’s employee share-based awards result in a cost that is measured at fair value on an award’s grant date, based on the estimated number of awards that are expected to vest. Stock-based compensation is recognized on a straight-line basis over the award’s vesting period. The Company estimates the fair value of stock options using a Black-Scholes option pricing model. Transactions with non-employees in which goods or services are the consideration received for the issuance of equity instruments are accounted for based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. Stock-based compensation costs are reflected in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income based upon the underlying recipients' roles within the Company.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company uses the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Accordingly, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and income tax bases of assets and liabilities, using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is recorded to reduce the carrying amount of deferred tax assets, unless it is more likely than not such assets will be realized. Current income taxes are based on the year’s taxable income for federal and state income tax reporting purposes and the annual change in deferred taxes.

 

The Company assesses its income tax positions and records tax benefits based upon management’s evaluation of the facts, circumstances, and information available at the reporting date. For those tax positions where it is more likely than not that a tax benefit will be sustained, the Company records the largest amount of tax benefit with a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with a taxing authority having full knowledge of all relevant information. For those income tax positions where it is not more likely than not that a tax benefit will be sustained, no tax benefit is recognized in the financial statements. The Company classifies interest and penalties associated with such uncertain tax positions as a component of income tax expense.

 

The Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $2,138,406 and $4,139,140 for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, respectively, and $168,037 and $252,908 for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, respectively. The Company also recorded a decrease in deferred tax asset, non-current, of $168,037 and $252,908 for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, respectively, and $113,994 and $125,169 for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

Earnings per Share Attributable to Common Stockholders

 

Earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net income by the weighted-average number of common shares that were outstanding for the period, without consideration for potential common shares. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net income by the sum of the weighted-average number of dilutive potential common shares outstanding for the period determined using the treasury-stock method or the as-converted method. Potentially dilutive shares are comprised of common stock options outstanding under our stock plan.

 

Concentrations

 

We extend credit to our customers and perform ongoing credit evaluations of such customers. We evaluate our accounts receivable on a regular basis for collectability and provide for an allowance for potential credit losses as deemed necessary. No reserve was required or recorded for any of the periods presented.

 

Substantially all of our revenues are derived from sales of wireless data products. Any significant decline in market acceptance of our products or in the financial condition of our existing customers could impair our ability to operate effectively.

 

 

 

 

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A significant portion of our revenue is derived from a small number of customers. For the six months ended December 31, 2020, sales to our two largest customers accounted for 59% and 33% of our consolidated net sales, and 0% and 92% of our accounts receivable balance as of December 31, 2020. For the six months ended December 31, 2019, sales to our two largest customers accounted for 43% and 30% of our consolidated net sales, and 52%, and 25% of our accounts receivable balance as of December 31, 2019. No other customers accounted for more than ten percent of total net sales for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

For the six months ended December 31, 2020, we purchased the majority of our wireless data products from two manufacturing companies located in Asia. If these manufacturing companies were to experience delays, capacity constraints or quality control problems, product shipments to our customers could be delayed, or our customers could consequently elect to cancel the underlying product purchase orders, which would negatively impact the Company's revenue. For the six months ended December 31, 2020, we purchased wireless data products from two manufacturers in the amount of $105,965,938, or 99% of total purchases, and had related accounts payable of $62,966,217 as of December 31, 2020. For the six months ended December 31, 2019, we purchased wireless data products from these two manufacturers in the amount of $18,362,013, or 90% of total purchases, and had related accounts payable of $11,290,854 as of December 31, 2019.

 

We maintain our cash accounts with established commercial banks. Such cash deposits exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insured limit of $250,000 for each financial institution. However, we do not anticipate any losses on excess deposits.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-02, Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. Under the amendments in ASU 2018-02, an entity may elect to reclassify the income tax effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on items within AOCI to retained earnings. We do not expect that the adoption of this update will impact the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 2 - BUSINESS OVERVIEW

 

We are a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions including mobile hotspots, routers, trackers, and other devices. Our designs integrate innovative hardware and software enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). Our M2M and IoT solutions include embedded modules, modems and gateways built to deliver reliable always-on connectivity supporting a broad spectrum of applications based on fifth generation and fourth generation (5G/4G) wireless technology.

 

We have a majority ownership position in Franklin Technology Inc. ("FTI"), a research and development company located in Seoul, South Korea. FTI primarily provides design and development services to us for our wireless products.

 

Our products are generally marketed and sold directly to wireless operators, and indirectly through strategic partners and distributors. Our global customer base extends primarily from North America to the Caribbean and South America and Asia.

 

NOTE 3 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of Franklin Wireless Corp. (“the Company”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q. In the opinion of management, the financial statements included herein contain all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary to present fairly the financial position, the results of operations and comprehensive income (loss) and cash flows of the Company for the periods presented. These financial statements and notes hereto should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed on September 17, 2020. The operating results or cash flows for the interim periods presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any other interim period or the full year.

 

 

 

 

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NOTE 4 – DEFINITE LIVED INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

The definite lived intangible assets consisted of the following as of December 31, 2020:

 

 

Definite lived intangible assets:  Expected Life 

Average

Remaining

life

 

Gross

Intangible

Assets

  

Less Accumulated

Amortization

  

Net Intangible

Assets

 
Complete technology  3 years  1.3 years  $18,397   $12,265   $6,132 
Technology in progress  Not Applicable  -   589,997        589,997 
Software  5 years  2.5 years   527,185    370,551    156,634 
Patents  10 years  6.5 years   20,882    11,875    9,007 
Certifications & licenses  3 years  1.8 years   4,122,105    3,464,709    657,396 
Total as of December 31, 2020        $5,278,566   $3,859,400   $1,419,166 

 

The definite lived intangible assets consisted of the following as of June 30, 2020:

 

Definite lived intangible assets:  Expected Life 

Average

Remaining

life

 

Gross

Intangible

Assets

  

Less Accumulated

Amortization

  

Net Intangible

Assets

 
Complete technology  3 years  1.8 years  $18,397   $7,666   $10,731 
Technology in progress  Not Applicable  -   140,192        140,192 
Software  5 years  2.9 years   525,930    338,593    187,337 
Patents  10 years  7.0 years   20,734    10,821    9,913 
Certifications & licenses  3 years  1.9 years   4,038,764    3,261,785    776,979 
Total as of June 30, 2020        $4,744,017   $3,618,865   $1,125,152 

 

Amortization expense recognized for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $112,895 and $112,132, respectively, and for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $240,535 and $198,268, respectively. The amortization expenses of the definite lived intangible assets for the future are as follows:

 

  FY2021   FY2022   FY2023   FY2024   FY2025   Thereafter  
Total $ 246,721   $ 561,203   $ 367,093   $ 175,864   $ 26,745   $ 41,540  

 

 

 

 

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NOTE 5 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property and equipment consisted of the following as of:

 

   December 31, 2020   June 30, 2020 
Machinery and facility  $364,624   $364,054 
Office equipment   430,384    420,941 
Molds   940,165    940,165 
    1,735,173    1,725,160 
Less accumulated depreciation   (1,549,610)   (1,504,271)
Total  $185,563   $220,889 

 

Depreciation expense associated with property and equipment was $22,933 and $23,746 the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $45,339 and $43,871 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

NOTE 6 – ACCRUED LIABILITIES

 

Accrued liabilities consisted of the following as of:

 

   December 31, 2020   June 30, 2020 
Accrued payroll deductions owed to government entities  $63,234   $39,380 
Accrued salaries and bonuses       129,000 
Accrued vacation   52,964    58,467 
Accrued undelivered inventory   140,000    140,000 
Accrued commission for service providers   60,000    98,500 
Other accrued liabilities   322    674 
Total  $316,520   $466,021 

 

 

NOTE 7 – EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

We report earnings per share in accordance with ASC 260, “Earnings Per Share.” Basic earnings per share are computed using the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share represent basic earnings per share adjusted to include the potentially dilutive effect of outstanding stock options by using the treasury stock method that the proceeds we receive from an in-the-money option exercise are used towards repurchasing common shares in the market. For the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we have calculated the diluted effect of common stock arising from 499,000 and 299,000 stock options, respectively.

 

 

 

 

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The weighted average number of shares outstanding used to compute loss per share is as follows:

 

   Three Months ended December 31,  

Six Months Ended December 31,

 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Net income attributable to Parent Company  $6,856,611   $580,878   $13,776,971   $834,816 
                     
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding:                    
Basic shares outstanding   11,566,309    10,570,203    11,118,511    10,570,203 
Dilutive effect of common stock equivalents arising from stock options   160,973    137,825    160,973    137,825 
Diluted shares outstanding   11,727,282    10,708,028    11,279,484    10,708,028 
Basic income per share  $0.59   $0.05   $1.24   $0.08 
Diluted income per share  $0.58   $0.05   $1.22   $0.08 

 

NOTE 8 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Leases

 

On September 9, 2015, we signed a lease for new office space consisting of approximately 12,775 square feet, located in San Diego, California, at a monthly rent of $23,115, which commenced on October 28, 2015. In addition to monthly rent, the new lease includes payment for certain common area costs. The term of the lease for the new office space was four years from the lease commencement date and was then extended by an additional fifty months, to December 31, 2023. Our facility is covered by an appropriate level of insurance and we believe it to be suitable for our use and adequate for our present needs. Rent expense for this office space was $77,263 and $74,624 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and $154,526 and $143,968 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

Our Korea-based subsidiary, FTI, leases approximately 10,000 square feet of office space, located in Seoul, Korea, at a monthly rent of approximately $8,000 that expires on August 31, 2021. Beginning on June 12, 2015, FTI leased additional office space consisting of approximately 2,682 square feet, also located in Seoul, Korea, at a monthly rent of approximately $2,700 that expires on August 31, 2021. Rent expense related to these leases was approximately $32,100 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and approximately $64,200 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. This facility is also covered by an appropriate level of insurance and we believe it to be suitable for our use and adequate for our present needs.

 

We lease one corporate housing facility primarily for our employees who travel, under a non-cancelable operating lease that expires on September 4, 2021. Rent expense related to this lease was approximately $2,337 and $2,217 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and approximately $4,527 and $4,521 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

As of December 31, 2020, we used discount rates of 4.0% and 2.8% in determining our operating lease liabilities for the office spaces in San Diego, California, and South Korea, respectively. These rates represented our incremental borrowing rates at that time. Short-term leases with initial terms of twelve months or less are not capitalized. Both our San Diego and Korean office leases were extensions of previous leases and neither contains any further extension provisions.

 

 

 

 

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Future minimum payments under operating leases are as follows:

 

   Operating Leases 
Fiscal 2021  $225,925 
Fiscal 2022   343,584 
Fiscal 2023   321,930 
Fiscal 2024   160,965 
Total lease payments   1,052,404 
Less imputed interest   (58,040)
Total  $994,364 

 

Litigation

 

We are from time to time involved in certain legal proceedings and claims arising in the ordinary course of business. Management does not expect any material adverse outcome.

 

We entered into a Professional Services Agreement with Anydata Corp. (“Anydata”) for the product ACT233F Smart Link OBD device on May 5, 2017, for a minimum purchase commitment of 250,000 units. We have delivered approximately 25,000 units and 7,000 units during our second and fourth quarters of fiscal 2018, respectively, and an additional 18,000 units during our first quarter of fiscal 2019. Sales to Anydata were approximately $1.8 million for the year ended June 30, 2019. We have received information that Anydata may not be able to fulfill the entire purchase commitment for which parts have already been ordered with our main vendor, Quanta. Management believes that the Company will be able to supply some of the products to another customer and has received personal guarantees from the ownership group of Anydata. As of June 30, 2019, the remaining unfulfilled purchase commitment was approximately $3.1 million. The total product purchase commitment with Quanta was approximately $2.9 million. We have not recorded a receivable from Anydata, nor a liability owed to Quanta. Management believes that, at this time, a loss contingency is reasonably possible but not estimable as to how much ultimately would be paid to Quanta. As of June 30, 2020, we paid $100,000 for the right to call on inventory and recorded an additional $49,580 as a prepaid expense related to pricing adjustments, which has been agreed with Quanta for other products to ensure demand is met, and for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, the prepaid expense of $149,580 has been recorded as a cost of goods sold. As of December 31, 2020, there is a reasonable possibility we may incur a loss; however, the amount is not estimable at this time. On January 25th, 2021, Franklin commenced legal action against Anydata and its principal officers in San Diego Superior court, case number 37-2021-00003468-CU-BC-CTL.

 

COVID-19

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic which continues to spread throughout the United States. On March 19, 2020, the Governor of California declared a health emergency and issued an order to close all nonessential businesses until further notice. As a maker of wireless connectivity devices, Franklin Wireless is deemed to be an essential business. Nonetheless, out of concern for our workers and pursuant to the government order, Franklin Wireless reduced the scope of its operations and, where possible, certain workers began telecommuting from their homes. The continued spread of COVID-19 may result in a period of business disruption, including delays or disruptions in our supply chain. The spread of COVID-19, or another infectious disease, could also negatively affect the operations at our third-party manufacturers, which could result in delays or disruptions in the supply of our products. The future impact on sales revenue caused by the current pandemic, and any virus mutations that may occur, are very difficult for management to predict. Management does anticipate that the current pace of sales in the 4G/LTE space will begin to slow in the third and fourth quarter of FY2021. In anticipation of these changes, management is actively working to secure new opportunities within the 5G space, across all major carrier networks both foreign and domestic. Management also believes that the need for remote work and education will continue for the long term and has increased the size of the wireless hotspot market going forward.

 

 

 

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Change of Control Agreements

 

On October 1, 2020, we entered into Change of Control Agreements with OC Kim, our President, and Yun J. (David) Lee, our Chief Operating Officer. Each Change of Control Agreement provides for a lump sum payment to the officer in case of a change of control of the Company. The term includes the acquisition of Common Stock of the Company resulting in one person or company owning more than 50% of the outstanding shares, a significant change in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company during any 12-month period, a reorganization, merger, consolidation or similar transaction resulting in the transfer of ownership of more than fifty percent (50%) of the Company's outstanding Common Stock, or a liquidation or dissolution of the Company or sale of substantially all of the Company's assets.

 

The Change of Control Agreement with Mr. Kim calls for a payment of $5 million upon a change of control, and the agreement with Mr. Lee calls for a payment of $2 million upon a change of control.

 

International Tariffs

 

We believe that our products are currently exempt from international tariffs upon import from our manufacturers to the United States. If this were to change at any point, a tariff of 10%-25% of the purchase price would be imposed. If such tariffs are imposed, they could have a materially adverse effect on sales and operating results.

 

Customer Indemnification

 

Under purchase orders and contracts for the sale of our products we may provide indemnification to our customers for potential intellectual property infringement claims for which we may have no corresponding recourse against our third-party licensors. This potential liability, if realized, could materially adversely affect our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

NOTE 10 – LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN AWARDS

 

We apply the provisions of ASC 718, “Compensation - Stock Compensation,” using a modified prospective application, and the Black-Scholes model to value stock options. Under this application, we record compensation expense for all awards granted. Compensation costs will be recognized over the period that an employee provides service in exchange for the award, i.e. the vesting period.

 

We adopted the 2009 Stock Incentive Plan (“2009 Plan”) on June 11, 2009, which provided for the grant of incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options to our employees and directors. Options granted under the 2009 Plan generally have a term of ten years and generally vest and become exercisable at the rate of 33% after one year and 33% on the second and third anniversaries of the option grant dates. Historically, some stock option grants have included shorter vesting periods ranging from one to two years.

 

In July of 2020 the Board of Directors adopted the 2020 Franklin Wireless Corp. Stock Option Plan, which covers 800,000 shares of Common Stock. The Plan provide for the grant of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and restricted stock to our employees, directors and independent contractors. These options will have such vesting or other provisions as may be established by the Board of Directors at the time of each grant.

 

 

 

 

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The estimated forfeiture rate considers historical turnover rates stratified into employee pools in comparison with an overall employee turnover rate, as well as expectations about the future. We periodically revise the estimated forfeiture rate in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. There were $184,229 and $0 compensation expenses recorded under this method for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

A summary of the status of our stock options is presented below as of December 31, 2020:

 

           Weighted-     
           Average     
       Weighted-   Remaining     
       Average   Contractual   Aggregate 
       Exercise   Life   Intrinsic 
Options  Shares   Price   (In Years)   Value 
                 
Outstanding as of June 30, 2020   251,291   $1.05    1.95   $1,124,525 
Granted   299,000    5.40         
Exercised   (47,291)   (1.18)        
Cancelled                
Forfeited or Expired   (4,000)   (5.40)        
Outstanding as of December 31, 2020   499,000   $3.61    3.27   $9,926,890 
                     
Exercisable as of December 31, 2020   204,000   $3.61    1.45   $4,587,390 

 

The aggregate intrinsic value in the preceding table represents the total pretax intrinsic value, based upon the Company’s closing stock price of $23.50 as of December 31, 2020, which would have been received by the option holders had all option holders exercised their options as of that date. The weighted-average grant-date fair value of stock options outstanding as of December 31, 2020, in the amount of 499,000 shares, was $2.97 per share. As of December 31, 2020, there was unrecognized compensation cost of $1,007,164 related to non-vested stock options granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report.  This report contains certain forward-looking statements relating to future events or our future financial performance. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this report. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this information, which speaks only as of the date of this report. We are not obligated to publicly update this information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent we are required to do so in connection with our obligation to file reports with the SEC. For a discussion of the important risks to our business and future operating performance, see the discussion under the caption “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and under the caption “Factors That May Influence Future Results of Operations” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020, filed on September 17, 2020.  In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this report might not occur.

 

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

 

We are a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions including mobile hotspots, routers, trackers, and other devices. Our designs integrate innovative hardware and software enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). Our M2M and IoT solutions include embedded modules, modems and gateways built to deliver reliable always-on connectivity supporting a broad spectrum of applications based on 5G/4G wireless technology.

 

We have a majority ownership position in Franklin Technology Inc. ("FTI"), a research and development company located in Seoul, South Korea. FTI primarily provides design and development services to us for our wireless products.

 

Our products are generally marketed and sold directly to wireless operators, and indirectly through strategic partners and distributors. Our global customer base extends primarily from North America to Asia.

 

FACTORS THAT MAY INFLUENCE FUTURE RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

We believe that our revenue growth will be influenced largely by (1) the successful maintenance of our existing customers, (2) the rate of increase in demand for wireless data products, (3) customer acceptance of our new products, (4) new customer relationships and contracts, and (5) our ability to meet customers’ demands.

 

We have entered into and expect to continue to enter into new customer relationships and contracts for the supply of our products, and this may require significant demands on our resources, resulting in increased operating, selling, and marketing expenses associated with such new customers.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). The preparation of these financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingencies at the date of the financial statements, as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Management evaluates these estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis. Our estimates and assumptions have been prepared on the basis of the most current reasonably available information. The results of these estimates form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

 

 

 

 

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We have several critical accounting policies, which were described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020, that are both important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations and require management’s most difficult, subjective and complex judgments. Typically, the circumstances that make these judgments difficult, subjective and complex have to do with making estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. There were no material changes to our critical accounting policies during the six months ended December 31, 2020.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table sets forth, for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, our statements of comprehensive income including data expressed as a percentage of sales:

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   December 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
                 
Net sales   100.0%    100.0%    100.0%    100.0% 
Cost of goods sold   83.0%    80.5%    82.2%    79.2% 
Gross profit   17.0%    19.5%    17.8%    20.8% 
Operating expenses   3.9%    13.5%    3.9%    16.0% 
Income from operations   13.1%    6.0%    13.9%    4.8% 
Other income (expense), net   0.6%    0.4%    0.3%    0.6% 
Net income before income taxes   13.7%    6.4%    14.2%    5.4% 
Income tax provision   3.2%    0.9%    3.2%    0.8% 
Net income   10.5%    5.5%    11.0%    4.6% 
Less: non-controlling interest in net income of subsidiary   0.2%    1.2%    0.3%    0.9% 
Net income attributable to Parent Company stockholders   10.3%    4.3%    10.7%    3.7% 

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 COMPARED TO THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

NET SALES - Net sales increased by $52,983,723, or 399.5%, to $66,247,578 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $13,263,855 for the corresponding period of 2019.  For the three months ended December 31, 2020, net sales by geographic regions, consisting of the North America, the countries in the Caribbean and South America, and Asia, were $66,229,782 (100.0% of net sales), $17,500 (0.0% of net sales) and $296 (0.0% of net sales), respectively. For the three months ended December 31, 2019, net sales by geographic regions, consisting of the North America, the Caribbean and South America, and Asia, were $13,035,820 (98.3% of net sales), $0 (0% of net sales), and $228,035 (1.7% of net sales), respectively.

 

Net sales in North America increased by $53,193,962, or 408.1%, to $66,229,782 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $13,035,820 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase in net sales was primarily due to a newly launched product and the timing of orders placed by a new carrier customer, from which a significant portion of our revenue (approximately 70% of our consolidated net sales for this period) was derived. Net sales in Caribbean and South America increased by $17,500, or 100%, to $17,500 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $0 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase in net sales was primarily due to the general nature of sales in these regions, which often fluctuate significantly from period to period due to timing of orders placed by a relatively small number of customers. Net sales in Asia decreased by $227,739, or 399.5%, to $296 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $228,035 for the corresponding period of 2019. The decrease in net sales was primarily due to the discontinued product development service revenue generated by FTI, which typically varies from period to period.

 

 

 

 

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GROSS PROFIT - Gross profit increased by $8,700,828, or 335.7%, to $11,292,455 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $2,591,627 for the corresponding period of 2019.  The gross profit in terms of net sales percentage was 17.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to 19.5% for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to the change in net sales as described above. The decrease in gross profit and gross profit in terms of net sales percentage was primarily due to competitive selling prices and the increase in production costs.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES - Operating expenses increased by $766,591, or 42.7%, to $2,560,758 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $1,794,167 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the increased research and development costs, payroll expense for employees, and shipping and handling costs related to the increased volume of product shipments and sales, as well as the increased bad debt expenses and compensation costs related to the granted options.

 

OTHER INCOME (LOSS), NET - Other income (loss), net increased by $331,165, or 644.7%, to $382,533 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $51,368 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase was primarily due to the gain from forgiveness of the Payroll Protection Plan loan and increased product development funding received by FTI from a government entity, which was partially offset by the loss from the unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates in FTI and the decreased interest income earned from the money market accounts and certificates of deposit.

 

SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 COMPARED TO SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

NET SALES - Net sales increased by $106,682,898, or 482.0%, to $128,817,028 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from $22,134,130 for the corresponding period of 2019. For the six months ended December 31, 2019, net sales by geographic regions, consisting of the North America, the countries in the Caribbean and South America, and Asia, were $128,798,920 (100.0% of net sales), $17,500 (0.0% of net sales) and $608 (0.0% of net sales), respectively. For the six months ended December 31, 2019, net sales by geographic regions, consisting of the United States, EMEA and Asia, were $21,898,467 (98.9% of net sales), $0 (0% of net sales), and $235,663 (1.1% of net sales), respectively.

 

Net sales in North America increased by $106,900,453, or 488.20%, to $128,798,920 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from $21,898,467 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase in net sales was primarily due to a newly launched product and the timing of orders placed by a new carrier customer, from which a significant portion of our revenue (approximately 59% of our consolidated net sales for this period) was derived. Net sales in the Caribbean and South America increased by $17,500, or 100%, to $17,500 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from $0 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase in net sales was primarily due to the general nature of sales in these regions, which often fluctuate significantly from period to period due to timing of orders placed by a relatively small number of customers. Net sales in Asia decreased by $235,055, or 99.7%, to $608 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from $235,663 for the corresponding period of 2019. The decrease in net sales was primarily due to the discontinued product development service revenue generated by FTI, which typically varies from period to period.

 

GROSS PROFIT - Gross profit increased by $18,351,547, or 397.9%, to $22,963,686 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from $4,612,139 for the corresponding period of 2019.  The gross profit in terms of net sales percentage was 17.8% for the six months ended December 31, 2020 compared to 20.8% for the corresponding period of 2019. The decrease in gross profit and gross profit in terms of net sales percentage was primarily due to competitive selling prices and the increase in production costs.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES - Operating expenses increased by $1,522,169, or 43.0%, to $5,060,609 for the six months ended December 31, 2019 from $3,538,440 for the corresponding period of 2018. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the increased research and development costs, payroll expense for employees, and shipping and handling costs related to the increased volume of product shipments and sales, as well as the increased bad debt expenses and compensation costs related to the granted options.

 

 

 

 

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OTHER INCOME (LOSS), NET - Other income (loss), net increased by $263,252, or 208.8%, to $389,335 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 from $126,083 for the corresponding period of 2019. The increase was primarily due to the gain from the forgiveness of the Payroll Protection Plan loan and increased product development funding received by FTI from a government entity, which was partially offset by the loss from the unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates in FTI and the decreased interest income earned from the money market accounts and certificates of deposit.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

Our historical operating results, capital resources and financial position, in combination with current projections and estimates, were considered in management's plan and intentions to fund our operations over a reasonable period of time, which we define as the twelve-month period ending from the date of the filing of this Form 10-Q. For purposes of liquidity disclosures, we assess the likelihood that we have sufficient available working capital and other principal sources of liquidity to fund our operating activities and obligations as they become due.

 

Our principal source of liquidity as of December 31, 2020 consisted of cash and cash equivalents as well as short-term investments of $76,409,812.  We believe we have sufficient available capital to cover our existing operations and obligations through at least one year from the date of the filing of this Form 10-Q.  Our long-term future cash requirements will depend on numerous factors, including our revenue base, profit margins, product development activities, market acceptance of our products, future expansion plans and ability to control costs.  If we are unable to achieve our current business plan or secure additional funding that may be required, we would need to curtail our operations or take other similar actions outside the ordinary course of business in order to continue to operate as a going concern.

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES - Net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $37,070,294 and $3,413,142, respectively.

 

The $37,070,294 in net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily due to the increase in accounts payable and income tax payable of $21,856,374 and $1,935,576, respectively, as well as our operating results (net income of $14,153,272 adjusted for depreciation, amortization, and other non-cash charges), which were partially offset by the increase in accounts receivable and inventories of $718,138 and $1,392,737, respectively.

 

The $3,413,142 in net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended December 31, 2019 was primarily due to the increase in accounts payable of $7,201,760 and our operating results (net income adjusted for depreciation, amortization, and other non-cash charges), which were partially offset by the increase in accounts receivable and inventories of $3,302,551 and $1,933,989, respectively.

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES – Net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $547,140 and $493,911, respectively.

 

The $547,140 in net cash used in investing activities for six months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily due to the payments for purchase of capitalized product development of $533,146.

 

The $493,911 in net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended December 31, 2019 was primarily due to the payments for capitalized product development, intangible assets, and property and equipment of $333,668, $26,760, and $138,090, respectively.

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES – Net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $6,055,998, and we had no financing activities for the six months periods ended December 31, 2019.

 

The $6,055,998 in net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was primarily due to the $6,000,008 aggregate purchase price, which was paid in cash to the Company, by investors for issuance of 923,078 shares of Common Stock.

 

 

 

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CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND OTHER COMMITMENTS

 

Leases

 

On September 9, 2015, we signed a lease for new office space consisting of approximately 12,775 square feet, located in San Diego, California, at a monthly rent of $23,115, which commenced on October 28, 2015. In addition to monthly rent, the new lease includes payment for certain common area costs. The term of the lease for the new office space was four years from the lease commencement date and was then extended by an additional fifty months, to December 31, 2023. Our facility is covered by an appropriate level of insurance and we believe it to be suitable for our use and adequate for our present needs. Our Korea-based subsidiary, FTI leases approximately 10,000 square feet of office space, located in Seoul, Korea, at a monthly rent of approximately $8,000 that expires on August 31, 2021. Beginning on June 12, 2015, FTI leased additional office space consisting of approximately 2,682 square feet, also located in Seoul, Korea, at a monthly rent of approximately $2,700 that expires on August 31, 2021. We lease one corporate housing facility primarily for our employees who travel, under a non-cancelable operating lease that expires on September 4, 2021.

 

Rent expense for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $111,700 and $108,941, respectively. Rent expense for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $223,253 and $212,689, respectively.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Refer to NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES in the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

 

None.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a “smaller reporting company,” the Company is not required to respond to this item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management has evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our President and Acting Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, our President and our Acting Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of December 31, 2020, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is (i) recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and principal accounting officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as a result of adopting Topic 842) during the six months ended December 31, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

 

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We have provided information about legal proceedings in which we are involved in Note 8 of the notes to consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, contained within this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on September 17, 2020 (the “Annual Report”), includes a detailed discussion of our risk factors under the heading “PART I, ITEM 1A – RISK FACTORS.” You should carefully consider the risk factors discussed in our Annual Report, as well as other information in this quarterly report. Any of these risks could cause our business, financial condition, results of operations and future growth prospects to suffer. We are not aware of any material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

None.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

None.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with Section 13 of 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Franklin Wireless Corp.
     
  By:

/s/ OC Kim

   

OC Kim

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

     
     
  By:

/s/ OC Kim

   

OC Kim

Acting Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

Dated: February 16, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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