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Sierra Monitor
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$0.00 11 $24
10-Q 2019-05-15 Quarter: 2019-03-31
10-K 2019-04-01 Annual: 2018-12-31
10-Q 2018-11-14 Quarter: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-08-14 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-05-15 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-K 2018-04-02 Annual: 2017-12-31
10-Q 2017-11-13 Quarter: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-08-14 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-05-15 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-K 2017-03-22 Annual: 2016-12-31
10-Q 2016-11-14 Quarter: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-08-15 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-05-16 Quarter: 2016-03-31
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10-Q 2015-11-13 Quarter: 2015-09-30
10-Q 2015-08-14 Quarter: 2015-06-30
10-Q 2015-05-14 Quarter: 2015-03-31
10-K 2015-03-30 Annual: 2014-12-31
10-Q 2014-11-14 Quarter: 2014-09-30
10-Q 2014-08-14 Quarter: 2014-06-30
10-Q 2014-05-14 Quarter: 2014-03-31
10-K 2014-03-27 Annual: 2013-12-31
10-Q 2013-11-14 Quarter: 2013-09-30
10-Q 2013-08-09 Quarter: 2013-06-30
10-Q 2013-05-15 Quarter: 2013-03-31
10-K 2013-03-28 Annual: 2012-12-31
10-Q 2012-11-14 Quarter: 2012-09-30
10-Q 2012-08-10 Quarter: 2012-06-30
10-Q 2012-05-11 Quarter: 2012-03-31
10-K 2012-03-22 Annual: 2011-12-31
10-Q 2011-11-10 Quarter: 2011-09-30
10-Q 2011-08-10 Quarter: 2011-06-30
10-Q 2011-05-11 Quarter: 2011-03-31
10-K 2011-03-25 Annual: 2010-12-31
10-Q 2010-11-04 Quarter: 2010-09-30
10-Q 2010-08-12 Quarter: 2010-06-30
10-Q 2010-05-12 Quarter: 2010-03-31
10-K 2010-03-25 Annual: 2009-12-31
8-K 2019-05-20 M&A, Shareholder Rights, Control, Officers, Amend Bylaw, Exhibits
8-K 2019-03-29 Enter Agreement, Regulation FD, Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-16 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-01 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-10-25 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-10-17 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-07-26 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-07-25 Officers, Amend Bylaw
8-K 2018-07-19 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-07-19 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-10 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-05-07 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-04-16 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-08 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-02 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-01-16 Other Events, Exhibits
SRMC 2019-03-31
Part I: Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
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
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 ex31-1.htm
EX-31.2 ex31-2.htm
EX-32.1 ex32-1.htm
EX-32.2 ex32-2.htm

Sierra Monitor Earnings 2019-03-31

SRMC 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

Comparables ($MM TTM)
Ticker M Cap Assets Liab Rev G Profit Net Inc EBITDA EV G Margin EV/EBITDA ROA
BTCY 21 1 6 1 1 -8 -8 25 57% -3.0 -765%
DBV 24 25 0 0 0 1 1 24 25.1 4%
XDIV 148 25 0 0 0 3 3 147 45.7 13%
NTVA 24 0 0 0 0 -4 -4 24 -5.7 -2,063%
LCTC 24 9 2 7 3 0 1 22 47% 25.4 4%
SRMC 24 12 3 17 10 0 1 22 59% 29.1 3%
ZNRG 24 1 2 1 0 -3 -3 24 14% -7.3 -336%
DOTA 24 59 54 0 0 -0 -0 24 -218.6 -0%
BCDA 30 11 5 0 0 -11 -11 21 35% -1.9 -105%
BRTI 24 11 25 0 0 -23 -10 24 100% -2.4 -206%

10-Q 1 form10-q.htm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X]Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

 

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 000-07441

 

SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

California   95-2481914

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

1991 Tarob Court

Milpitas, California 95035

(Address and zip code of principal executive offices)

 

(408) 262-6611

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes [X] 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 [X] No [  ]

 

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 [  ] (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)   Smaller reporting company [X]
     
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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Title of each class   Trading symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   SRMC   OTCBB

 

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock, as of May 13, 2019, was 10,242,418.

 

 

 

 
 

 

PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

 

Condensed Balance Sheets

 

  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
   (unaudited)     
Assets        
Current assets:          
Cash  $2,256,045   $2,963,569 
Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of approximately $67,000 and $68,100 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.   2,727,211    2,342,342 
Inventories, net   4,125,937    4,233,787 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   937,911    610,208 
Income tax deposit   151,680    153,662 
Total current assets   10,198,784    10,303,568 
           
Property and equipment, net   336,586    366,370 
Deferred income taxes   81,000    81,000 
Lease right-of-use, net   962,830    - 
Other assets   198,903    211,993 
Total assets  $11,778,103   $10,962,931 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $765,912   $1,109,863 
Accrued compensation expenses   681,469    822,357 
Lease right-of-use liability   340,332    - 
Other current liabilities   98,840    64,103 
Total current liabilities   1,886,553    1,996,323 
           
Long-term liabilities:          
Lease right-of-use liability   926,422    - 
Total liabilities  2,812,975   1,996,323 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Shareholders’ equity:          
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 10,242,418 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   10,242    10,242 
Additional paid-in capital   4,827,671    4,768,399 
Retained earnings   4,127,215    4,187,967 
Total shareholders’ equity   8,965,128    8,966,608 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $11,778,103   $10,962,931 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed financial statements.

 

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SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

 

Condensed Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2019   2018 
Net sales  $5,523,218   $5,151,016 
Cost of goods sold   2,273,258    1,984,562 
Gross profit   3,249,960    3,166,454 
Operating expenses          
Research and development   738,720    774,428 
Selling and marketing   1,398,009    1,386,364 
General and administrative   1,027,880    914,712 
    3,164,609    3,075,504 
Income from operations   85,351    90,950 
Interest income   31    308 
Income before income taxes   85,382    91,258 
Income tax provision   43,710    39,997 
Net income  $41,672   $51,261 
Net income available to common shareholders per common share:          
Basic  $0.00   $0.01 
Diluted  $0.00   $0.00 
Weighted average number of common shares used in per share computations:          
Basic   10,242,418    10,203,995 
Diluted   11,356,805    10,328,108 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed financial statements.

 

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SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

 

Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

           Additional       Total 
   Common Stock   Paid-in   Retained   Shareholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Equity 
Balance as of December 31, 2018   10,242,418   $10,242   $4,768,399   $4,187,967   $8,966,608 
Stock-based compensation           59,272        59,272 
Restricted stock vested                    
Dividends paid               (102,424)   (102,424)
Net income               41,672    41,672 
Balance as of March 31, 2019   10,242,418   $10,242   $4,827,671   $4,127,215   $8,965,128 
                          
Balance as of December 31, 2017   10,203,995   $10,204   $4,482,403   $4,426,612   $8,919,219 
Stock-based compensation           46,660        46,660 
Dividends paid               (102,040)   (102,040)
Net income               51,261    51,261 
Balance as of March 31, 2018   10,203,995   $10,204   $4,529,063   $4,375,833   $8,915,100 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed financial statements.

 

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SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

 

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2019   2018 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income  $41,672   $51,261 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   73,276    58,538 
Provision for bad debt expense   (515)   (7,805)
Provision for inventory losses   15,000    30,000 
Noncash lease expense   16,689    - 
Stock-based compensation expense   59,272    46,660 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:          
Trade receivables   (384,354)   400,235 
Inventories   92,850    (414,460)
Prepaid expenses   (29,849)   6,731 
Income tax deposit   

1,982

    

38,625

 
Lease right-of-use   74,464    - 
Accounts payable   (343,951)   114,485 
Accrued compensation expenses   (140,888)   108,788 
Lease right-of-use liability   (85,083)   - 
Other current liabilities   34,737   (54,911)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (574,698)   378,147 
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchases of property and equipment   (30,402)   (68,467)
Net cash used in investing activities   (30,402)   (68,467)
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Dividend payout   (102,424)   (102,040)
Net cash used in financing activities  $(102,424)  $(102,040)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents:   (707,524)   207,640 
Cash at beginning of period:  $2,963,569   $3,191,722 
Cash at end of period:  $2,256,045   $3,399,362 
Non-cash financing and investing activities:          
Obtaining a right of use asset in exchange for lease liability  $1,335,148   $- 
Lease liability established through right of use asset  $1,335,148   $- 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed financial statements.

 

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SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

 

Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

March 31, 2019

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed financial statements have been prepared by Sierra Monitor Corporation (the “Company,” “we,” or “us”) pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been omitted pursuant to such SEC rules and regulations; nevertheless, the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. Amounts related to disclosure of December 31, 2018 balances within these interim condensed financial statements were derived from the audited 2018 financial statements and notes thereto. These financial statements and the notes hereto should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019. In the opinion of the Company, all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows of the Company for the interim period have been included. The results of operations for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results for any subsequent interim period or for the full year.

 

Summary of Business

 

Founded in 1978, Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB:SRMC), is a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that address the industrial and commercial facilities management targeting facility automation and facility safety requirements, also referred to as “Connect” and “Protect”.

 

On March 28, 2019 the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) MSA Safety Incorporated (“MSA”), a global safety equipment manufacturer and MSA’s indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, Gateway Merger Sub, Inc., a California corporation (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with SMC surviving the Merger as an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MSA (the “Merger”). Upon completion of the Merger, each share of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company, issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), other than shares owned or held in treasury by SMC, owned by MSA or Merger Sub, or with respect to which the holder thereof has properly exercised dissenters’ rights, will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive $3.25 in cash per share, without interest and less any required withholding taxes. Under the Merger Agreement, at the Effective Time of the Merger, MSA Safety will assume vested or unvested and outstanding stock options and restricted stock awards granted to Company employees.

 

The Company’s FieldServer family of protocol gateways, routers, and network explorers targets facility automation requirements, and is used by original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and system integrators to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities. The FieldServer family of products works with the FieldPoP™ device cloud portal; a cloud-based service that registers and manages FieldServer products, provides secure remote access to the local web-based applications that run on FieldServer products, and integrates with third-party applications over REST APIs. With more than 200,000 installed gateways supporting over 140 protocols such as BACnet, LonWorks, MODBUS, and XML in commercial and industrial facilities, FieldServer is the industry’s leading multi-protocol gateway brand and is delivered in a variety of form factors appropriate to the asset being interfaced. The intellectual property in FieldServer products is embodied in the proprietary embedded software that runs on a variety of customized hardware platforms with different connectivity options such as Serial, Ethernet, WiFi, or cellular. In addition to bridging data protocols between various assets or devices within a facility, the embedded software includes value-added “fog” or “local application” software for monitoring, logging, alarming, and trending local field data. Additionally, the embedded software enables the assets or devices in the facility to securely connect to third-party clouds and to the Company’s own FieldPoP device cloud portal. The FieldPoP device cloud portal is a proprietary, secure, and scalable Software-as-a-Service product and is developed and deployed using the same core technologies and providers that are used by many of the world’s leading web sites and Internet-based services.

 

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The Company’s Flame and Gas (F&G) detection solutions target facility safety requirements and are used by industrial and commercial facilities managers to protect their personnel and assets. The motivation for installing gas detection systems is driven, in part, by industrial safety professionals guided by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, state and local governing bodies, insurance companies and various industry rule-making bodies. The solution consists of proprietary system hardware that runs embedded controller and gateway software, detector modules that sense the presence of various toxic and combustible gases and flames, connectivity between the modules and the controller, and a user interface and applications that a facility manager can interact with, either locally on site or remotely over the Internet. The complex software embedded in the various products facilitates system-wide functions such as calibration, alarm detection, notification, and mitigation. The controller software also includes local web-based applications that simplify management of the complete solution and a gateway to integrate the flame and gas detection solution with the facility’s local supervisory system or to the Company’s FieldPoP device cloud portal. With more than 100,000 detector modules sold, our flame and gas detection solutions are deployed in a variety of facilities, such as oil, gas and chemical processing plants, wastewater treatment facilities, alternate fuel vehicle maintenance garages and other sites where hazardous gases are used or produced.

 

The Company’s solutions are also sold to telecommunication companies and their suppliers to manage environmental and security conditions such as temperature, gas, and smoke in remote structures such as local DSL distribution nodes and buildings at cell tower sites.

 

Accounting Policies

 

  a) Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606). ASC 606 requires the recognition of revenue when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the considerations to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services.

 

The Company’s revenues are derived from the sale of FieldServer products, FieldServer products services, Gas Detection and Environment Control products, and Gas Detection and Environment Control products services. The Company accounts for a contract with a customer when there’s approval and commitment from both parties, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance and collectability of consideration is probable.

 

The Company’s revenue arrangements consist of multiple performance obligations including hardware, software, and services. Determining the stand-alone selling price (“SSP”) and allocation of consideration from an arrangement to the individual performance obligations, and the appropriate timing of revenue recognition are significant judgments with respect to these arrangements.

 

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The Company does not provide credits, incentives or retroactive discounts, which may be required to be accounted for as variable consideration when estimating the amount of revenue to be recognized. The Company from time to time provides a right of return to its customers and the Company uses expected value method to estimate the potential value of the customer returns to reduce the transaction price. The impact has been deemed to be immaterial, thus there is no disclosure related to sales returns, return on assets and refund liability.

 

When the Company’s products and services are sold in bundled arrangements (e.g., hardware, software, and/or services), for bundled arrangements, the Company accounts for individual products and services separately if they are distinct, that is, if a product or service is separately identifiable from other items in the bundled package and if a customer can benefit from it on its own or with other resources that are readily available to the customer. The consideration (including any discounts) is allocated between separate products or services in a bundle based on their individual SSP. The SSP is determined based on observable prices at which the Company separately sells the products and services. If an SSP is not directly observable, then the Company will estimate the SSP considering marketing conditions, entity-specific factors, and information about the customer or class of customer that is reasonably available.

 

The following is a description of the principal activities from which the Company generates its revenues:

 

Gas Detection and Environment Control Products

 

Gas Detection and Environment Control Products are sold as off-the-shelf products with prices fixed at the time of order. Orders delivered to the Company by phone, fax, mail or email are considered valid purchase orders and once accepted by the Company are deemed to be the final understanding between us and our customer as to the specific nature and terms of the agreed-upon sale transaction. The creditworthiness of customers is assessed prior to the Company accepting a customer’s first order. Additionally, international customers and customers who have developed a history of payment problems are generally required to prepay or pay through a letter-of-credit. Revenue is recognized at a point in time when control of the product is transferred to the customer, generally occurring upon the shipment or delivery dependent upon the terms of the underlying contract when (a) for FOB factory orders they leave our shipping dock or (b) for FOB customer dock orders upon confirmation of delivery.

 

Gas Detection and Environment Control Services

 

Gas detection and environment control services consist of field service orders (technical support) and training, which are provided separately from product orders. Orders are accepted in the same forms as discussed for Gas Detection and Environment Control Products above with hourly prices fixed at the time of order. Revenue recognition occurs only when the service activity is completed. Such services are provided to current and prior customers, and, as noted above, creditworthiness has generally already been assessed. In cases where the probability of receiving payment is low, a credit card number is collected for immediate processing. Revenue is recognized in the period the technical support and training are performed.

 

FieldServer Products

 

FieldServer products are sold in the same manner as Gas Detection and Environment Control Products (as discussed above) except that the products contain embedded software, which is integral to the operation of the device. The software embedded in FieldServer products includes two items: (a) a compiled program containing (i) the basic operating system for FieldServer products, which is common to every unit, and (ii) the correct set of protocol drivers based on the customer order (see FieldServer Services below for more information); and (b) a configuration file that identifies and links each data point as identified by the customer. The Company determined that the hardware, and the embedded software as defined above represent one performance obligation because the hardware is dependent upon and highly interrelated with the embedded software, and without which the hardware can’t operate. Generally, the software included in each sale does not require significant production, modification or customization and, therefore, the Company recognizes revenues at a point in time when control of the product is transferred to the customer generally occurring upon the shipment or delivery of products (depending on shipping terms), as described in Gas Detection and Environment Control Products above. If the software requires modification, refer to FieldServer Services for details.

 

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FieldServer Services

 

FieldServer services consist of orders for custom development of protocol drivers. Generally, customers place orders for FieldServer products concurrently with their order for protocol drivers. However, if custom development of the protocol driver is required, the product order is not processed until development of the protocol driver is complete. The driver development involves further research after receipt of order, preparation of a scope document to be approved by the customer and then engineering time to write, test and release the driver program. When development of the driver is complete the customer is notified and can proceed with a FieldServer product. Revenues for protocol driver development are recognized at a point in time when the control of the product is transferred to the customer generally occurring upon shipment or delivery of the related product that includes the developed protocol drivers (as noted in FieldServer Products above).

 

Discounts and Allowances

 

Discounts are applied at time of order entry and sales are processed at net pricing. No allowances are offered to customers.

 

b) Contract Costs

 

Applying the practical expedient, the Company recognizes the incremental costs of obtaining contracts as an expense when incurred if the amortization period of the assets that otherwise would have been recognized is one year or less. These costs mainly include the Company’s internal sales force compensation program and are included in sales and marketing expenses at the time the revenue is recognized.

 

c) Warranty

 

The Company provides a warranty on all products sold for a period of two years after the date of shipment. Warranty issues are usually resolved with repair or replacement of the product. This standard warranty is assurance type warranty and does not offer any services in addition to the assurance that the product will continue working as specified. Therefore, warranties are not considered separate performance obligations in the arrangement. Instead, estimated future warranty obligations related to products are provided by charges to condensed statements of operations in the period in which the related revenue is recognized.

 

d) Contract Balances

 

The Company records accounts receivable when it has an unconditional right to consideration. Contract liabilities are recorded when cash payments are received or due in advance of performance. Contract liabilities consist of only advance payments, where the Company has unsatisfied performance obligations. Contract liabilities are classified as deferred revenue and included within “Other current liabilities” on the condensed balance sheets. At times, billing may occur subsequent to revenue recognition, resulting in an unbilled receivable which represents a contract asset. The Company does not have any unbilled receivable on the condensed balance sheets.

 

Deferred Revenue for the quarter ending 

March 31, 2019

   December 31, 2018  

Sept. 30,

2018

  

June 30,

2018

  

March 31, 2018

 
   (unaudited)      (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited) 
Beginning balance  $28,658   $32,914   $62,639   $62,031   $61,673 
Deferred revenues added   1,100    -    1,000    1,300    800 
Previously deferred revenues recognized   (733)   (4,256)   (30,725)   (692)   (442)
Total, net  $29,025   $28,658   $32,914   $62,639   $62,031 

 

Payment terms vary by customer. The time between invoicing and when payment is due is not significant. For certain products or services and customer types, payment is required before the products or services are delivered to the customer.

 

There were no significant changes in estimates during the period that would affect the contract balances. The amounts of revenue recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 from the opening deferred revenue balances were $733 and $442, respectively. For the periods ended March 31, 2019, and March 31, 2018 no impairment losses related to contract balances were recognized in the condensed statement of operations.

 

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e) Disaggregation of Revenue

 

In the following table, net sales are disaggregated by geographic region The Company conducts business across 5 geographic regions: United States & Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

 

   FieldServer Products   Flame & Gas Products 
   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
United States & Canada  $2,721,000   $2,162,000   $2,087,000   $2,171,000 
Latin America   18,000    59,000    16,000    36,000 
Europe   244,000    219,000    5,000    34,000 
Middle East   119,000    117,000    75,000    101,000 
Asia   138,000    103,000    100,000    149,000 
   $3,240,000   $2,660,000   $2,283,000   $2,491,000 

 

f) Shipping and Handling

 

The Company has elected to account for shipping and handling activities related to contracts with customers as costs to fulfill the promise to transfer the associated products.

 

g) Remaining Performance Obligations

 

Remaining performance obligations represent the transaction price allocated to performances obligations that are unsatisfied or partially unsatisfied as of the end of the reporting period. Unsatisfied and partially unsatisfied performance obligations consist of contract liabilities and non-cancellable backlog. Non-cancellable backlog includes goods and services for which customer purchase orders have been accepted that are scheduled or in the process of being scheduled for shipment. As of March 31, 2019, the remaining performance obligation is approximately $3,882,000, 36% or $1,379,000 of which is expected to be recognized in 3 months and 72% or $2,782,000 of which is expected to be recognized within nine months. The remainder is expected to be recognized after fiscal year 2019.

 

  h) Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Recent accounting pronouncements discussed in the notes to the December 31, 2018 audited financial statements, filed previously with the SEC in our Annual Report on Form 10-K on April 1, 2019, that are required to be adopted during the year ended December 31, 2019, did not have or are not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s 2019 financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standard Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842), which supersedes the existing guidance for lease accounting, Leases (Topic 840). ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize Right-Of-Use (“ROU”) Asset and Lease Liability for virtually all of their leases (other than leases that meet the definition of a short-term lease). On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 842 using the modified retrospective method for all material leases that existed at or commenced after January 1, 2019. ROU Assets are amortized over their estimated useful life, which represents the full term of the lease. The lease liability is representative of the present value of future payments due under the lease, discounted using the incremental borrowing rate. The lease liability will be increased by accreted interest at the incremental borrowing rate and reduced by future payments made under the lease obligation. On January 1, 2019, the Company recognized right of use (ROU) assets and liabilities of $1,335,148 in the accompanying condensed balance sheets. There was no impact to retained earnings upon the adoption of Topic 842.

 

  i) Employee Stock-Based Compensation

 

In April 2016 and in May 2016, the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s shareholders, respectively, approved the Company’s 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2016 Stock Plan”) and reserved a total of (i) 279,680 shares, plus (ii) 2,550,320 shares that remained available for issuance under the 2006 Stock Plan immediately prior to its expiration, plus (iii) any shares subject to stock options or restricted stock granted under the 2006 Stock Plan that, on or after the date the 2016 Stock Plan became effective, expired or otherwise terminated without having been exercised in full, or were forfeited to or repurchased by the Company, with the maximum number of shares to be added to the 2016 Stock Plan pursuant to clauses (ii) and (iii) equal to 2,668,320. Options granted under our 2006 Stock Plan and 2016 Stock Plan are at the fair market value of our common stock at the grant date, typically vest ratably over four years, and expire ten years from the grant date. As of March 31, 2019, a total of 1,516,000 shares were issued under the 2016 Stock Plan.

 

All share-based payments to employees (incentive stock options) are recognized in the financial statements based on their fair values at the date of grant. The calculated fair value is recognized as expense (net of any capitalization) over the requisite service period, net of estimated forfeitures, using the straight-line method. The Company considers many factors when estimating expected forfeitures, including types of awards, employee class and historical experience. The modified prospective method of application requires compensation expense to be recognized in the financial statements for all unvested stock options beginning in the quarter of award. The cost is based on the grant date fair value of the stock option. Compensation expense recognized in future periods for share-based compensation will be adjusted for the effects of estimated forfeitures.

 

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For the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, general and administrative expenses included stock based compensation expense of $59,272 and $46,660, respectively, decreasing the Company’s income before income taxes resulting from the recognition of compensation expense associated with employee stock options. There was no material impact on the Company’s basic and diluted net income per share as a result of recognizing the employee stock-based compensation expense. The Company did not modify the terms of any previously granted stock options during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

  j) Subsequent Events

 

Management has evaluated events subsequent to March 31, 2019 through the date that the accompanying condensed financial statements were filed with the SEC for transactions and other events which may require adjustment of and/or disclosure in such financial statements.

 

Inventories

 

A summary of inventories is as follows:

 

   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
   (unaudited)     
         
Raw materials  $2,094,785   $2,223,828 
Work-in-process   1,647,593    1,751,671 
Finished goods   546,749    406,478 
    4,289,127    4,381,977 
Less: Allowance for obsolescence reserve   (163,190)   (148,190)
   $4,125,937   $4,233,787 

 

Net Income Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed using the weighted average number of common and dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period. Dilutive potential common shares consist of common stock issuable upon exercise of stock options using the treasury stock method. No adjustments to earnings were made for purposes of per share calculations.

 

At March 31, 2019, no outstanding options to acquire shares of common stock were not considered potentially dilutive common shares due to the exercise price of such options being higher than the stock price used in the EPS calculation. At March 31, 2018, a total of 808,000 outstanding options to acquire shares of common stock were not considered potentially dilutive common shares due to the exercise price of such options being higher than the stock price used in the EPS calculation.

 

The following is a reconciliation of the shares used in the computation of basic and diluted EPS for the periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively:

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
   (unaudited)   (unaudited) 
Basic EPS – weighted-average number of common shares outstanding   10,242,418    10,203,995 
Effect of dilutive potential common shares – stock options outstanding   1,114,387    124,113 
Diluted EPS – weighted-average number of common shares and potential common shares outstanding   11,356,805    10,328,108 

 

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Concentrations

 

No customer made up more than 10% of accounts receivable at March 31, 2019 and at March 31, 2018. No customer made up more than 10% of net sales for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018.

 

The Company currently maintains substantially all of its day to day operating cash with a major financial institution. At times, cash balances may be in excess of the amounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Cash balances of approximately $1,756,000 and $2,464,000 were in excess of such insured amounts at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

Segment Information

 

The Company operates in a single business segment, industrial instrumentation. The Company’s chief operating decision maker, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), evaluates the performance of the Company and makes operating decisions based on financial data consistent with the presentation in the accompanying condensed financial statements.

 

In addition, the CEO reviewed the following information on revenues by product category for the following periods:

 

   Three months ended 
  

March 31, 2019

  

March 31, 2018

 
   (unaudited)   (unaudited) 
Instrumentation  $2,283,637   $2,491,466 
FieldServers   3,239,581    2,659,550 
   $5,523,218   $5,151,016 

 

Line of Credit

 

The Company maintains a line of credit with its commercial bank in the maximum amount of $2,000,000. No borrowings have been made under the Company’s line of credit during the first three months of fiscal year 2019 and there were no outstanding balances as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. As of March 31, 2019, the Company was in compliance with the financial covenants of the line of credit.

 

Operating Lease

 

We lease certain office space under a non-cancelable operating lease. This lease does not have significant rent escalation holidays, concessions, leasehold improvement incentives or other build-out clauses. Further this lease does not contain contingent rent provisions. This lease terminates on April 30, 2023 and we do not have an option to renew. This lease does include both lease (e.g., fixed rent) and non-lease components (e.g., common-area and other maintenance costs). The non-lease components are deemed to be executory costs and are therefore excluded from the minimum lease payments used to determine the present value of the operating lease obligation and related right-of-use asset.

 

This lease does not provide an implicit rate and we estimated our incremental interest rate to be 5%. We used our estimated incremental borrowing rate and other information available at the lease commencement date in determining the present value of the lease payments.

 

Future lease payments under operating leases were as follows for the annual periods ending March 31:    
     
2020  $349,691 
2021   360,182 
2022   370,987 
2023   382,117 
2024   31,921 
Total lease payments   1,494,898 
Less: Interest   (228,144)
Present value of lease liabilities  $1,266,754 

 

Stock Option Grants

 

No stock options were granted during the three-month period ended March 31, 2019. A total of 41,000 stock options were granted during the three-month period ended March 31, 2018.

 

Stock Option Exercises and Expirations

 

No stock options were exercised or expired during the three-month period ended March 31, 2019. Also, no stock options were exercised but 1,000 options expired during the three-month period ended March 31, 2018.

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

From time to time, the Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims that arise in the normal course of business. While the outcome of these proceedings and claims cannot be predicted, we currently are not a party to any legal proceedings, the adverse outcome of which, in management’s opinion, individually or in the aggregate, is expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

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

 

This Form 10-Q contains 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 (the “Exchange Act”). Statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will,” and similar words and phrases as they relate to us also identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, among others, any expectations of operating and non-operating expense, including research and development expense, potential litigation expense, sufficiency of resources, including cash and accounts receivable, estimates of allowances for doubtful accounts, credit lines or other financial items, our internal control environment and critical accounting policies; any statements concerning future sales levels and timing and demand for our products; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations and identified opportunities; any statements concerning proposed new products, services, developments and related research and development activities; any statements related to our positioning to support current and near term levels of business; any statements of belief; and any statement of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Such statements reflect our current views and assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, without limitation, general economic conditions in both foreign and domestic markets, changes in the economy and the credit market, investment and research and development plans and success, market position and penetration, strategic plans and objectives, operating margins, government and regulatory approvals or certifications, cyclical factors affecting our industry, our ability to identify, attract, motivate and retain qualified personnel, lack of growth in our end-markets, our ability to develop and manufacture, seasonality in our products, availability of components and materials used in our products, and our ability to sell both new and existing products at a profitable yet competitive price and those issues described under the heading “Critical Accounting Policies,” below, and those risk factors identified in Item1A, Risk Factors, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, as such section may be updated in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. We urge you to review and consider the various disclosures made by us from time to time in our filings with the SEC that attempt to advise you of the risks and factors that may affect our future results. All forward-looking statements in this document are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

 

Results of Operations

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, Sierra Monitor Corporation (“we”, “us” or the “Company”) reported net sales of $5,523,218 compared to $5,151,016 for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 represent a 7.2% increase from the same period in the prior year. The increase in sales in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily attributable to increased revenue in both our FieldServer OEM and system integrator channels.

 

Sales of gas detection products, including industrial accounts and military sales, decreased by approximately 8.3% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in the prior year. Our flame and gas detection products are generally sold to engineering and installation firms who utilize the products as part of larger fire and safety projects in a variety of facilities, such as oil, gas and chemical processing plants, wastewater treatment facilities, alternate fuel vehicle maintenance garages, and other sites where hazardous gases are used or produced.

 

Sales of our FieldServer product line increased by 21.8% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in the prior year. Our FieldServer products are primarily sold to OEMs who develop a broad range of products relevant to facility automation, such as boilers, chillers, air handlers, lighting controls, generator sets, electric sub-meters, etc. Our FieldServer products are also bought by system integrators looking to connect various discrete automation sub-systems to a common facility management system. Our IoT focused products are showing growth due to pull through from other solutions like our SMC Cloud offer which is enabling device management, visualization and analytics. Customers are buying our equipment to access the cloud solution.

 

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Gross profit for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 was $3,249,960, or 58.8% of net sales, compared to $3,166,454, or 61.5% of net sales, for the same period in the prior year. Our reduced gross margin in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 is primarily due to product mix.

 

Expenses for research and development, which include new product development and engineering to sustain existing products, were $738,720, or 13.4% of net sales, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, compared with $774,428, or 15.0% of net sales, in the same period in the prior year. Research and development expenses remain constant compared to the first quarter of 2018 as we continue to invest in new product innovation and introduction as well as maintain sustaining engineering on our current products.

 

Selling and marketing expenses, which consist primarily of salaries, commissions and promotional expenses, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 were $1,398,009, or 25.3% of net sales, compared to $1,386,364, or 26.9% of net sales, in the same period in the prior year. Selling and marketing expenses remained constant compared to the first quarter of 2018 as we continue customer outreach and focus on both our OEM and system integrator channels.

 

General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2019 were $1,027,880, or 18.6% of net sales, compared to $914,712, or 17.8% of net sales, in the same period in the prior year. General and administrative expenses increased in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in the prior year primarily due to technology upgrades to key customer and delivery focused systems.

 

Income from operations for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 was $85,351, or 1.5% of net sales, compared to income of $90,950, or 1.8% of net sales, in the same period in the prior year. Net income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 was $41,672 or approximately 0.8% of net sales, compared to net income of $51,261, or approximately 1.0% of net sales, for the same period in the prior year.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, net cash used in operating activities was $574,698 compared to $378,147 net cash provided by operating activities for the same period in the prior year. Working capital was approximately $8,312,000 at March 31, 2019, a decrease of approximately $5,000 from December 31, 2018. At March 31, 2019, our balance sheet reflected approximately $2,256,000 of cash and $2,727,000 of net trade receivables. At December 31, 2018, our total cash on hand was approximately $2,964,000 and our net trade receivables were approximately $2,342,000. The difference in the cash flow and balance sheet in first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in the prior year was due to a number of factors including decreased accrued compensation expenses, increased net receivables and decreased accounts payable.

 

At March 31, 2019, we had approximately $926,000 in long-term liabilities related to lease right-of-use liabilities compared to no long-term liabilities at December 31, 2018.

 

We maintain a line of credit with a commercial bank in the maximum amount of $2,000,000. No borrowings have been made under our line of credit during the first three months of fiscal year 2019 and there were no outstanding balances at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. As of March 31, 2019, we were in compliance with the financial covenants of the line of credit.

 

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We believe that our present resources, including cash and accounts receivable, are sufficient to fund the Company’s anticipated level of operations through at least June 2020. There are no current plans for significant capital equipment expenditures and no other known demands, commitments, events or uncertainties that will result in or that are reasonably likely to result in an increase or decrease to our liquidity in any material way.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make judgments, assumptions and estimates that affect the amounts reported in the Company’s condensed financial statements and the accompanying notes. The amounts of assets and liabilities reported on our balance sheets and the amounts of revenues and expenses reported for each of our fiscal periods are affected by estimates and assumptions, which are used for, but not limited to, the accounting for revenue recognition, accounts receivable, doubtful accounts and inventories. Actual results could differ from these estimates. The following critical accounting policies are significantly affected by judgments, assumptions and estimates used in the preparation of the condensed financial statements:

 

a) Revenue Recognition

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606). ASC 606 requires the recognition of revenue when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the considerations to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted ASC 606 by using the modified retrospective method. The Company recognized the cumulative effect of initially applying ASC 606 as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The comparative information has not been recast and continues to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods. The adoption did not have a material impact to the nature and timing of its revenues, condensed statements of operations, condensed statements cash flows and condensed balance sheets. The majority of the impact has been on sales returns and the impact has been deemed immaterial.

 

The Company’s revenues are derived from the sale of FieldServer products, FieldServer products services, Gas Detection and Environment Control products, and Gas Detection and Environment Control products services. The Company accounts for a contract with a customer when there’s approval and commitment from both parties, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance and collectability of consideration is probable.

 

The Company’s revenue arrangements consist of multiple performance obligations including hardware, software, and services. Determining the stand-alone selling price (“SSP”) and allocation of consideration from an arrangement to the individual performance obligations, and the appropriate timing of revenue recognition are significant judgments with respect to these arrangements.

 

The Company does not provide credits, incentives or retroactive discounts, which may be required to be accounted for as variable consideration when estimating the amount of revenue to be recognized. The Company from time to time provides a right of return to its customers and the Company uses expected value method to estimate the potential value of the customer returns to reduce the transaction price. The impact has been deemed to be immaterial, thus there is no disclosure related to sales returns, return on assets and refund liability.

 

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When the Company’s products and services are sold in bundled arrangements (e.g., hardware, software, and/or services), for bundled arrangements, the Company accounts for individual products and services separately if they are distinct, that is, if a product or service is separately identifiable from other items in the bundled package and if a customer can benefit from it on its own or with other resources that are readily available to the customer. The consideration (including any discounts) is allocated between separate products or services in a bundle based on their individual SSP. The SSP is determined based on observable prices at which the Company separately sells the products and services. If an SSP is not directly observable, then the Company will estimate the SSP considering marketing conditions, entity-specific factors, and information about the customer or class of customer that is reasonably available.

 

The following is a description of the principal activities from which the Company generates its revenues:

 

Gas Detection and Environment Control Products

 

Gas Detection and Environment Control Products are sold as off-the-shelf products with prices fixed at the time of order. Orders delivered to the Company by phone, fax, mail or email are considered valid purchase orders and once accepted by the Company are deemed to be the final understanding between us and our customer as to the specific nature and terms of the agreed-upon sale transaction. The creditworthiness of customers is assessed prior to the Company accepting a customer’s first order. Additionally, international customers and customers who have developed a history of payment problems are generally required to prepay or pay through a letter-of-credit. Revenue is recognized at a point in time when control of the product is transferred to the customer, generally occurring upon the shipment or delivery dependent upon the terms of the underlying contract when (a) for FOB factory orders they leave our shipping dock or (b) for FOB customer dock orders upon confirmation of delivery.

 

Gas Detection and Environment Control Services

 

Gas detection and environment control services consist of field service orders (technical support) and training, which are provided separately from product orders. Orders are accepted in the same forms as discussed for Gas Detection and Environment Control Products above with hourly prices fixed at the time of order. Revenue recognition occurs only when the service activity is completed. Such services are provided to current and prior customers, and, as noted above, creditworthiness has generally already been assessed. In cases where the probability of receiving payment is low, a credit card number is collected for immediate processing. Revenue is recognized in the period the technical support and training are performed.

 

FieldServer Products

 

FieldServer products are sold in the same manner as Gas Detection and Environment Control Products (as discussed above) except that the products contain embedded software, which is integral to the operation of the device. The software embedded in FieldServer products includes two items: (a) a compiled program containing (i) the basic operating system for FieldServer products, which is common to every unit, and (ii) the correct set of protocol drivers based on the customer order (see FieldServer Services below for more information); and (b) a configuration file that identifies and links each data point as identified by the customer. The Company determined that the hardware, and the embedded software as defined above represent one performance obligation because the hardware is dependent upon and highly interrelated with the embedded software, and without which the hardware can’t operate. Generally, the software included in each sale does not require significant production, modification or customization and, therefore, the Company recognizes revenues at a point in time when control of the product is transferred to the customer generally occurring upon the shipment or delivery of products (depending on shipping terms), as described in Gas Detection and Environment Control Products above. If the software requires modification, refer to FieldServer Services for details.

 

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FieldServer Services

 

FieldServer services consist of orders for custom development of protocol drivers. Generally, customers place orders for FieldServer products concurrently with their order for protocol drivers. However, if custom development of the protocol driver is required, the product order is not processed until development of the protocol driver is complete. The driver development involves further research after receipt of order, preparation of a scope document to be approved by the customer and then engineering time to write, test and release the driver program. When development of the driver is complete the customer is notified and can proceed with a FieldServer product. Revenues for protocol driver development are recognized at a point in time when the control of the product is transferred to the customer generally occurring upon shipment or delivery of the related product that includes the developed protocol drivers (as noted in FieldServer Products above).

 

Discounts and Allowances

 

Discounts are applied at time of order entry and sales are processed at net pricing. No allowances are offered to customers.

 

b) Contract Costs

 

Applying the practical expedient, the Company recognizes the incremental costs of obtaining contracts as an expense when incurred if the amortization period of the assets that otherwise would have been recognized is one year or less. These costs mainly include the Company’s internal sales force compensation program and are included in sales and marketing expenses at the time the revenue is recognized.

 

c) Warranty

 

The Company provides a warranty on all products sold for a period of two years after the date of shipment. Warranty issues are usually resolved with repair or replacement of the product. This standard warranty is assurance type warranty and does not offer any services in addition to the assurance that the product will continue working as specified. Therefore, warranties are not considered separate performance obligations in the arrangement. Instead, estimated future warranty obligations related to products are provided by charges to condensed statements of operations in the period in which the related revenue is recognized.

 

d) Contract Balances

 

The Company records accounts receivable when it has an unconditional right to consideration. Contract liabilities are recorded when cash payments are received or due in advance of performance. Contract liabilities consist of only advance payments, where the Company has unsatisfied performance obligations. Contract liabilities are classified as deferred revenue and included within “Other current liabilities” on the condensed balance sheets. At times, billing may occur subsequent to revenue recognition, resulting in an unbilled receivable which represents a contract asset. The Company does not have any unbilled receivable on the condensed balance sheets.

 

Deferred Revenue for the quarter ending 

March 31, 2019

   December 31, 2018  

Sept. 30,

2018

  

June 30,

2018

  

March 31, 2018

 
   (unaudited)      (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited) 
Beginning balance  $28,658   $32,914   $62,639   $62,031   $61,673 
Deferred revenues added   1,100    -    1,000    1,300    800 
Previously deferred revenues recognized   (733)   (4,256)   (30,725)   (692)   (442)
Total, net  $29,025   $28,658   $32,914   $62,639   $62,031 

 

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Payment terms vary by customer. The time between invoicing and when payment is due is not significant. For certain products or services and customer types, payment is required before the products or services are delivered to the customer.

 

There were no significant changes in estimates during the period that would affect the contract balances. The amounts of revenue recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 from the opening deferred revenue balances were $733 and $442, respectively. For the periods ended March 31, 2019, and March 31, 2018 no impairment losses related to contract balances were recognized in the condensed statement of operations.

 

e) Disaggregation of Revenue

 

In the following table, net sales are disaggregated by geographic region The Company conducts business across 5 geographic regions: United States & Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

 

   FieldServer Products   Flame & Gas Products 
   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
United States & Canada  $2,721,000   $2,162,000   $2,087,000   $2,171,000 
Latin America   18,000    59,000    16,000    36,000 
Europe   244,000    219,000    5,000    34,000 
Middle East   119,000    117,000    75,000    101,000 
Asia   138,000    103,000    100,000    149,000 
   $3,240,000   $2,660,000   $2,283,000   $2,491,000 

 

f) Shipping and Handling

 

The Company has elected to account for shipping and handling activities related to contracts with customers as costs to fulfill the promise to transfer the associated products.

 

g) Remaining Performance Obligations

 

Remaining performance obligations represent the transaction price allocated to performances obligations that are unsatisfied or partially unsatisfied as of the end of the reporting period. Unsatisfied and partially unsatisfied performance obligations consist of contract liabilities and non-cancellable backlog. Non-cancellable backlog includes goods and services for which customer purchase orders have been accepted that are scheduled or in the process of being scheduled for shipment. As of March 31, 2019, the remaining performance obligation is approximately $3,882,000, 36% or $1,379,000 of which is expected to be recognized in 3 months and 72% or $2,782,000 of which is expected to be recognized within nine months. The remainder is expected to be recognized after fiscal year 2019.

 

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h) Accounts Receivable and Related Allowances

 

Our domestic sales are generally made on an open account basis unless specific experience or knowledge of the customer’s potential inability or unwillingness to meet the payment terms dictate secured payments. Our international sales are generally made based on secure payments, including cash wire advance payments and letters of credit. International sales are made on open account terms where sufficient historical experience justifies the credit risks involved. In many of our larger sales, the customers are frequently construction contractors who are in need of our field services to complete their work and obtain payment. Management’s ability to manage the credit terms and take advantage of the leverage provided by the customers’ need for our services is critical to the effective application of credit terms and minimization of accounts receivable losses.

 

We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts which is analyzed on a periodic basis to determine adequacy. We believe that we have demonstrated the ability to make reasonable and reliable estimates of allowances for doubtful accounts based on significant historical experience.

 

i) Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or estimated market, cost being determined on the first-in, first-out method. The Company uses an Enterprise Requirements Planning (“ERP”) software system which provides data upon which management relies to determine inventory trends and identify excesses. The carrying value of inventory is reduced to market for slow moving and obsolete items based on historical experience and current product demand. We evaluate the carrying value of inventory quarterly. The adequacy of these carrying amounts is dependent upon management’s ability to forecast demands accurately, manage product changes efficiently, and interpret the data provided by the ERP system.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None.

 

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ITEM 3: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4: CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, our management, with the participation of Jeffrey Brown, our principle executive officer, and Tamara S. Allen, our principal financial officer, carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e), which includes inquiries made to certain other employees. Based upon that evaluation, Mr. Brown and Ms. Allen concluded that, as of March 31, 2019, our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act) were effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no significant changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 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

 

From time to time, the Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims that arise in the normal course of business. While the outcome of these proceedings and claims cannot be predicted, we currently are not a party to any legal proceedings, the adverse outcome of which, in management’s opinion, individually or in the aggregate, is expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Please see those risk factors identified in Item1A, Risk Factors, of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. The Company’s risk factors have not changed materially since December 31, 2018.

 

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

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

A list of exhibits to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is set forth on the Index to Exhibits immediately preceding such exhibits and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Index to Exhibits

 

        Incorporated by Reference

Exhibit

Number

 

Exhibit

Description

  Form   Exhibit
Number
 

Date

Filed

2.1   Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 28, 2019, by and among Parent, Merger Sub and SMC.   8-K   2.1   March 29, 2019
                 
3.1   Articles of Incorporation of the Registrant.   10-K   3.1   March 23, 1990
                 
3.2   Bylaws of the Registrant.   10-Q   3.2   August 14, 2018
                 
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.   Filed herewith        
                 
31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.   Filed herewith        
                 
32.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.   Furnished herewith        
                 
32.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.   Furnished herewith        

 

101.INS   XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema.
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase.
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase.
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase.
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

      SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION
      Registrant
       
Date: May 15, 2019 By: /s/ Jeffrey Brown
      Jeffrey Brown
      Chief Executive Officer
       
Date: May 15, 2019 By: /s/ Tamara S. Allen
      Tamara S. Allen
      Chief Financial Officer

 

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