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TAIT 2018-09-30
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. - Not Applicable.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. - None
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. - None
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. - None
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Other Information. - None
Item 6. Exhibits.
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Taitron Components Earnings 2018-09-30

TAIT 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

10-Q 1 taitron20180930_10q.htm FORM 10-Q taitron20180930_10q.htm

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 10-Q

 


 

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018

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: 0-25844

TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

California

95-4249240

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

28040 West Harrison Parkway, Valencia, California 

91355-4162

 (Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(661) 257-6060

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically 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 ☒ 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 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 ☐

Accelerated filer ☐

Non-accelerated filer ☐ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company ☒

Emerging growth company ☐ 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

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

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

 

                               Class                                   

Outstanding on October 31, 2018

Class A common stock, $0.001 par value

4,867,235

Class B common stock, $0.001 par value

762,612

 

 

 

TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

FORM 10-Q

September 30, 2018

INDEX

 

   

Page

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 
     

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

1

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017

2

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017

3

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

4

Item 2.

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

8

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

10

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

10

 

  

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 
     

Item 1.

Legal proceedings

11

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

11

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

11

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

11

Item 5.

Other Information

11

Item 6. Exhibits 11
 

Signatures

12

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   

September 30,

   

December 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 

     Assets

 

(Unaudited)

         

Current Assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 3,790,000     $ 3,250,000  

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $45,000 and $40,000, respectively

    720,000       978,000  

Inventories, less reserves for obsolescence of $7,991,000, and $7,848,000, respectively (Note 2)

    4,738,000       4,990,000  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    76,000       80,000  

Total current assets

    9,324,000       9,298,000  

Property and equipment, net

    3,750,000       3,866,000  

Other assets (Note 3)

    209,000       403,000  

Total assets

  $ 13,283,000     $ 13,567,000  
                 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

               

Current Liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 711,000     $ 848,000  

Accrued liabilities

    333,000       358,000  

Total current liabilities

    1,044,000       1,206,000  

Long-term debt from related party (Note 4)

    -       500,000  

Total Liabilities

    1,044,000       1,706,000  
                 

Commitments and contingencies (Notes 5 and 7)

               
                 

Shareholders’ Equity:

               

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 5,000,000 shares;

    None issued or outstanding

    -       -  

Class A common stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 20,000,000 shares;

    4,867,235 and 4,808,235 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

    5,000       5,000  

Class B common stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized, issued and

    outstanding 762,612 shares

    1,000       1,000  

Additional paid-in capital

    10,806,000       10,744,000  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

    138,000       144,000  

Retained earnings

    1,194,000       867,000  

Total Shareholders’ Equity - Taitron Components Inc

    12,144,000       11,761,000  

Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary

    95,000       100,000  

Total Shareholders’ Equity

    12,239,000       11,861,000  

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

  $ 13,283,000     $ 13,567,000  

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

 

   

Three Months Ended September 30,

   

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 
   

2018

   

2017

   

2018

   

2017

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 
                                 

Net product revenue

  $ 1,902,000     $ 1,679,000     $ 5,707,000     $ 5,778,000  

Cost of products sold

    1,056,000       911,000       3,228,000       3,450,000  

Gross profit

    846,000       768,000       2,479,000       2,328,000  
                                 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    544,000       534,000       1,654,000       1,618,000  

Operating income

    302,000       234,000       825,000       710,000  
                                 

Interest expense, net

    -       (9,000 )     (4,000 )     (29,000 )

Loss on investments (Note 3)

    (50,000 )     (34,000 )     (185,000 )     (107,000 )

Other income, net

    29,000       25,000       106,000       85,000  

Income before income taxes

    281,000       216,000       742,000       659,000  
                                 

Income tax provision

    (2,000 )     (2,000 )     (5,000 )     (3,000 )
                                 

Net income

    279,000       214,000       737,000       656,000  

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in subsidiary

    (2,000 )     (1,000 )     (6,000 )     (4,000 )

Net income attributable to Taitron Components Inc.

  $ 281,000     $ 215,000     $ 743,000     $ 660,000  
                                 
                                 

Net income per share: Basic

  $ 0.05     $ 0.04     $ 0.13     $ 0.12  

Net income per share: Diluted

  $ 0.05     $ 0.04     $ 0.13     $ 0.11  

Cash dividends declared per common share

  $ 0.025     $ 0.025     $ 0.075     $ 0.075  
                                 

Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic

    5,615,347       5,540,847       5,586,791       5,550,847  

Weighted average common shares outstanding: Diluted

    5,741,474       5,845,747       5,702,456       5,907,847  
                                 

Net income

  $ 279,000     $ 214,000     $ 737,000     $ 656,000  

Other comprehensive income:

                               

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    (8,000 )     11,000       (6,000 )     (14,000 )

Comprehensive income

    271,000       225,000       731,000       642,000  

Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (2,000 )     (5,000 )     (5,000 )     (4,000 )

Comprehensive income attributable to Taitron Components Inc.

  $ 273,000     $ 230,000     $ 736,000     $ 646,000  

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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 TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

   

Nine Months Ended June 30,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 
   

(Unaudited)

   

(Unaudited)

 

Operating activities:

               

Net income

  $ 737,000     $ 656,000  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

               

Depreciation and amortization

    121,000       157,000  

Provision for sales returns and doubtful accounts

    3,000       154,000  

Stock based compensation

    2,000       3,000  

Loss on investments

    185,000       107,000  

Changes in assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

    255,000       (502,000 )

Inventories

    252,000       (458,000 )

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    4,000       (112,000 )

Accounts payable

    (137,000 )     111,000  

Accrued liabilities

    (25,000 )     77,000  

Other assets and liabilities

    12,000       (3,000 )

Total adjustments

    672,000       (466,000 )

Net cash provided by operating activities

    1,409,000       190,000  
                 

Investing activities:

               

Acquisition of property & equipment

    (5,000 )     (35,000 )

Investment in securities

    -       (93,000 )

Net cash used for investing activities

    (5,000 )     (128,000 )
                 

Financing activities:

               

Payments on notes payable

    (500,000 )     -  

Dividend payments

    (418,000 )     (414,000 )

Proceeds from stock options exercised

    60,000       40,000  

Net cash used for financing activities

    (858,000 )     (374,000 )
                 

Impact of exchange rates on cash

    (6,000 )     (14,000 )
                 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    540,000       (326,000 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    3,250,000       4,018,000  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 3,790,000     $ 3,692,000  
                 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

               

Cash paid for interest

  $ 9,000     $ 32,000  

Cash paid for income taxes, net

  $ 3,000     $ 3,000  

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

1SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Overview of Business

In 1989, we were formed and incorporated in California. We maintain a majority-owned subsidiary in Mexico (since 1998) and two divisions in each of Taiwan (since 1998) and China (since 2005). Our Mexico location closed all operations in May 2013 (final closure is pending sale of our local 15,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility) and our Taiwan and China locations are for supporting overseas customers, inventory sourcing, purchases and coordinating the manufacture of our products. Our China location also serves as the engineering design support center responsible for arranging pre-production scheduling and mass production runs with joint venture partners for our projects, making component datasheets and test specifications, preparing samples, monitoring quality of shipments and performing failure analysis reports.

 

Basis of Presentation

The unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all wholly owned divisions, including its 60% majority-owned subsidiary, Taitron Components Mexico, S.A. de C.V. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal recurring nature and considered necessary for a fair presentation of its financial condition and results of operations for the interim periods presented in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q have been included. Operating results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of financial results for the full year. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. In preparing these financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates and assumptions included in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements relate to the allowance for sales returns, doubtful accounts, inventory reserves, accrued liabilities and deferred income taxes. Certain amounts in the prior year condensed consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

 

New Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a new accounting standard on leasing. The new standard will require companies to record most leased assets and liabilities on the balance sheet, and also proposes a dual model for recognizing expense. This guidance will be effective in the first quarter of 2019 with early adoption permitted. We have evaluated the impact of adopting this guidance and we expect the adoption of these accounting changes will not impact our assets and liabilities nor our net income or equity, as we currently do not lease any assets.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued a new accounting standard which clarifies the definition of a business with the objective of adding guidance to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions or disposals of assets or businesses. This guidance will be effective for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2019 and interim reporting periods within that year. Early adoption is permitted for transactions that have not been reported in financial statements that have been issued or made available for issuance. We are currently evaluating the effect of the adoption of this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued a new accounting standard which provides guidance about which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting in ASC Topic 718. Under the new guidance, modification accounting is required only if the fair value, the vesting conditions, or the classification of the award (as equity or liability) changes as a result of the change in terms or conditions. This guidance will be effective for the year ending December 31, 2019 and interim reporting periods within that year. Early adoption is permitted. We expect the adoption of this guidance will not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

On January 1, 2018, we adopted Topic 606 (ASU 2014-09) applying the modified retrospective method. The primary impact of adoption relates to additional disclosures and presentation of revenue by primary geographical market, major product line and the timing of revenue recognition. The amount and timing of revenue recognition did not change with the adoption of Topic 606.

 

Revenue recognition

 

Revenue is recognized at the point at which control of the underlying products are transferred to the customer. Satisfaction of our performance obligations occur upon the transfer of control of products, either from our facilities or directly from suppliers to customers. We consider customer purchase orders to be the contracts with a customer. All revenue is generated from contracts with customers.

 

In determining the transaction price, we evaluate whether the price is subject to refund or adjustment to determine the net consideration to which we expect to receive.

 

Taxes assessed by a governmental authority on revenue-producing transactions are excluded from revenue.

 

Shipping and handling costs associated with outbound freight after control over a product has transferred to a customer are accounted for as a fulfillment costs and are included in cost of products sold.

 

Based upon the nature of our contracts with customers and our performance obligations within those contracts, we have no contract assets or liabilities as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

 

Nature of products

 

We are primarily a supplier of original designed and manufactured (ODM) products that include value-added engineering and turn-key solutions. The following is a description of major products lines from which we generate our revenue:

 

ODM Projects - Our custom made small devices for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract electronic manufacturers (CEMs) in their multi-year turn-key projects and marketed in specific industries such as: wild animal feeders, timers for DC motors, public street light controllers, and battery chargers.

 

ODM Components - Our private labeled electronic components.

 

Distribution Components - Our name brand electronic components.

 

Disaggregation of revenue

 

In the following table, revenue is disaggregated by primary geographical market, major product line, and timing of revenue recognition.

 

   

Three Months Ended September 30,

   

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 
   

2018

   

2017

   

2018

   

2017

 

Primary geographical markets:

                               

United States

  $ 1,622,000     $ 1,514,000     $ 5,003,000     $ 5,195,000  

Asia

    257,000       143,000       627,000       513,000  

Other

    23,000       22,000       77,000       70,000  
      1,902,000       1,679,000       5,707,000       5,778,000  

Major product lines:

                               

ODM projects

  $ 1,006,000     $ 912,000     $ 3,077,000     $ 3,146,000  

ODM components

    719,000       598,000       2,147,000       2,122,000  

Distribution components

    177,000       169,000       483,000       510,000  
      1,902,000       1,679,000       5,707,000       5,778,000  

Timing of revenue recognition:

                               

Products transferred at a point in time

  $ 1,902,000     $ 1,679,000     $ 5,707,000     $ 5,778,000  

 

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2INVENTORY

 

Inventory – Inventory, consisting principally of products held for resale, is recorded at the lower of cost (determined using the first in-first out method) or net realizable value. We had inventory balances in the amount of $4,738,000 and $4,990,000 at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, which is presented net of valuation allowances of $7,991,000 and $7,848,000, respectively. We evaluate inventories to identify excess, high-cost, slow-moving or other factors rendering inventories as unmarketable at normal profit margins. Due to the complexity of managing and maintaining a large inventory of product offerings, estimates are made regarding adjustments to the carrying values of inventories. Based on our assumptions about future demand and market conditions, inventories are carried at the lower of cost or net realizable value. If our assumptions about future demand change, or market conditions are less favorable than those projected, additional write-downs of inventories or valuation allowances may be required. In any case, actual amounts could be different from those estimated.

 

3 – OTHER ASSETS

 

   

September 30,

   

December 31,

 
   

2018

   

2017

 
   

(Unaudited)

         
                 

Investment in securities - Zowie Technology

  $ 193,000     $ 193,000  

Investment in joint venture - Grand Shine Mgmt

    -       185,000  

Other

    16,000       25,000  

Other Assets

  $ 209,000     $ 403,000  

 

Our $193,000 investment in securities as of September 30, 2018 relates to our ownership of 1,322,552 common shares of Zowie Technology Corporation (New Taipei City, Taiwan), a supplier of electronic component products. Our investment relates to approximately 8.9% of their total outstanding shares although we do not have significant influence or control. This investment is accounted for under the cost (plus impairment) method basis of accounting.

 

Our investment in joint venture as of September 30, 2018, relates to our 49% ownership of Grand Shine Management Limited (Dong Guan, China), an electronic device contract manufacturer, and joint venture with its 51% owner, Teamforce Company Limited. Our investment is accounted for under the equity method basis of accounting. As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, we have recorded our 49% share of cumulative unrealized losses from the inception of our investment in Grand Shine Management of $1,176,000 and $991,000, respectively.

 

4LONG-TERM DEBT FROM RELATED PARTY

 

On April 21, 2008, we entered into a $3,000,000 credit facility, collateralized by real property, from K.S. Best International Co. Ltd., a company controlled by the brother of our Chief Executive Officer. Our borrowing ability on this credit facility is closed. As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the aggregate outstanding balance on this credit facility was $0 and $500,000, respectively.

 

5RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

We made payments to K.S. Best International Co. Ltd., a company controlled by the brother of our Chief Executive Officer of approximately $6,000 for both of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017. These payments were for professional fees related to the operational management of our Taiwan office. In addition, we also made interest expense payments on our credit facility of approximately $0 and $11,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively and $9,000 and $32,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. See Note 4.

 

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6 – SHARE BASED COMPENSATION

 

Accounting for stock options issued to employees measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award. That cost is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award. Outstanding options to purchase Class A common stock (“the Options”) vest in three equal annual installments beginning one year from the date of grant and are subject to termination provisions as defined in our 2005 Stock Incentive Plan. The Options activity during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 is as follows:

 

   

Number of Shares

   

Weighted Average Exercise Price

   

Weighted Average Years Remaining Contractual Term

   

Aggregate Intrinsic Value

 
                                 

Outstanding at December 31, 2017

    331,000     $ 1.08       3.5     $ 204,000  

Exercised

    (59,000 )     1.02                  

Forfeited

    (34,000 )     1.48                  

Outstanding at September 30, 2018

    238,000       1.04       3.1     $ 225,000  

Exercisable at September 30, 2018

    236,333     $ 1.04       3.1     $ 199,000  

 

At September 30, 2018, the range of individual outstanding weighted average exercise prices was $0.98 to $1.08.

 

7COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Inventory Purchasing

Outstanding commitments to purchase inventory from suppliers aggregated $1,495,000 as of September 30, 2018.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements, including the related notes, appearing in Item 1 of Part 1of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as our most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

This document contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements usually are denoted by words or phrases such as “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “will likely result” or similar expressions. We wish to caution readers that all forward-looking statements are necessarily speculative and not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, and to advise readers that actual results could vary due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any duty to update forward-looking statements after the date they are made or to conform them to actual results or to changes in circumstances or expectations.

 

References to “Taitron,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Taitron Components Incorporated and its wholly owned and majority-owned subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise specifically defines.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Use of Estimates - Management has made a number of estimates and assumptions relating to the reporting of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities to prepare our condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. These estimates have a significant impact on our valuation and reserve accounts relating to the allowance for sales returns, doubtful accounts, inventory reserves and deferred income taxes. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Revenue Recognition – Revenue is recognized upon shipment of the products, which is when legal transfer of title occurs and control of the product is transferred to the customer. Reserves for sales allowances and customer returns are established based upon historical experience and our estimates of future returns. Sales returns for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were $2,000 and $6,000, respectively and for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were $5,000 and $154,000, respectively. The allowance for sales returns and doubtful accounts at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 aggregated $45,000 and $40,000, respectively.

 

Inventory – Inventory, consisting principally of products held for resale, is recorded at the lower of cost (determined using the first in-first out method) or net realizable value. We had inventory balances in the amount of $4,738,000 and $4,990,000 at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, which is presented net of valuation allowances of $7,991,000 and $7,848,000, respectively. We evaluate inventories to identify excess, high-cost, slow-moving or other factors rendering inventories as unmarketable at normal profit margins. Due to the complexity of managing and maintaining a large inventory of product offerings, estimates are made regarding adjustments to the carrying values of inventories. Based on our assumptions about future demand and market conditions, inventories are carried at the lower of cost or net realizable value. If our assumptions about future demand change, or market conditions are less favorable than those projected, additional write-downs of inventories or valuation allowances may be required. In any case, actual amounts could be different from those estimated.

 

Overview

We are primarily focused on supplying ODM products for our OEM customer’s multi-year turn-key projects. We also distribute discrete semiconductors, commodity Integrated Circuits (ICs), optoelectronic devices and passive components to other electronic distributors, CEMs and OEMs, who incorporate them in their products.

 

Our core strategy has shifted to primarily focus on higher margin ODM Projects that require custom products designed for specific applications to OEM customers, and away from actively marketing our superstore strategy of maintaining a vast quantity of electronic components to fill customer orders immediately from available stock held in inventory. As a result, we expect our components inventory will be more passively marketed and distributed online for clearance through our internet sales portal, however at potentially lower rates due to the pricing pressures normally attributed with online shopping.

 

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In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, we have classified inventory as a current asset in our September 30, 2018, condensed consolidated financial statements representing approximately 51% of current assets and 36% of total assets. However, if all or a substantial portion of the inventory was required to be immediately liquidated, the inventory would not be as readily marketable or liquid as other items included or classified as a current asset, such as cash. We cannot assure you that demand in the discrete semiconductor market will increase and that market conditions will improve. Therefore, it is possible that further declines in our carrying values of inventory may result.

 

Our gross profit margins are subject to a number of factors, including product demand, the relative strength of the U.S. dollar, provisions for inventory reserves, our ability to purchase inventory at favorable prices and our sales product mix.

 

Results of Operations

 

Third quarter of 2018 versus 2017.

 

Net sales in the third quarter of 2018 totaled $1,902,000 versus $1,679,000 in the comparable period for 2017, an increase of $223,000 or 13.3% over the same period last year. The increase was driven by an increase of ODM project sales volume.

 

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2018 was $846,000 versus $768,000 in the comparable period for 2018, and gross margin percentage of net sales was 44.5% in the third quarter of 2018 versus 45.7% in the comparable period for 2017. The gross profit increase was driven by an increase of ODM project sales unit pricing.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2018 totaled $544,000 versus $534,000 in the comparable period for 2017. The increase was driven by increased professional fees incurred for engineering services for our products.

 

Other income, net of other expense, in the third quarter of 2018 was $29,000 versus $25,000 in the comparable period for 2017. Other income was primarily derived from the rental income of excess office space at our headquarters in Valencia, CA.

 

Income tax provision was $2,000 for the third quarter of 2018 and 2017, as we do not expect significant taxable income for the year ending December 31, 2018.

 

Net income was $279,000 for the third quarter of 2018 versus $214,000 in the comparable period for 2017, an increase of $65,000 resulting from the reasons discussed above.

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 versus Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017.

 

Net sales in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $5,707,000 versus $5,778,000 in the comparable period for 2017, a decrease of $71,000 or 1.2% over the same period last year. The decrease was driven by a decrease in demand for ODM projects.

 

Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $2,479,000 versus $2,328,000 in the comparable period for 2017, and gross margin percentage of net sales was approximately 43.4% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 40.3% for 2017, respectively.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 totaled $1,654,000 versus $1,618,000 in the comparable period for 2017.

 

Interest expense, net of interest income, was $4,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 versus $29,000 in the comparable period for 2017. The decrease was driven by the reduction of outstanding debt obligations. See Note 4.

 

Other income, net of other losses, in the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $106,000 versus $85,000 in the comparable period for 2017. Other income was primarily derived from the rental income of excess office space at our headquarters in Valencia, CA.

 

Income tax provision was $5,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 versus $3,000 in 2017, as we do not expect significant taxable income for the year ending December 31, 2018.

 

Net income was $737,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 versus $656,000 in the comparable period for 2017, an increase of $81,000 resulting from the reasons discussed above.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We have financed our operations with funds generated from operating activities and borrowings under our revolving credit facility.

 

Cash flows provided by operating activities were $1,409,000 as opposed to $190,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The increase of $1,219,000 in cash flows provided by operations compared with the prior period resulted from changes in operating assets and liabilities, primarily from inventory and accounts receivables compared to the prior period.

 

Cash flows used for investing activities were $5,000 and $128,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

 

Cash flows used for financing activities were $858,000 and $374,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

 

Inventory is included in current assets; however, it will take over one year for the inventory to turn. Hence, inventory would not be as readily marketable or liquid as other items included in current assets, such as cash.

 

We believe that funds generated from, or used in operations, in addition to existing cash balances are likely to be sufficient to finance our working capital and capital expenditure requirements for the foreseeable future. If these funds are not sufficient, we may secure new sources of short-term commercial loans, asset-based lending on accounts receivables or issue debt or equity securities.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of November 14, 2018, we had no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. - Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures 

 

Our management has evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our principal executive and principal financial officers, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). Based on that evaluation, our principal executive and principal financial officers concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely manner, and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting 

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report 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. – None

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. – None

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. – None

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Item 5. Other Information. – None

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description of Document

     

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 *

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 USC. Section 1350).

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

*

 

Filed herewith.

 

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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.

 

 

TAITRON COMPONENTS INCORPORATED

 

 

 

 

Date: November 14, 2018

 /s/ Stewart Wang

 

 

Stewart Wang, 

 

Chief Executive Officer and President

 

  (Principal Executive Officer)  
     
  /s/ David Vanderhorst  

 

David Vanderhorst

 

  Chief Financial Officer and Secretary  
  (Principal Financial Officer)  

 

 

 

 

 

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