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Statements in this report may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements relating to our future activities or other future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and are likely to, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and those risks discussed from time to time in this report, including the risks described under "Risk Factors" and any risks described in any other filings
we make with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report.
Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations are based upon our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. On an on-going basis, we evaluate these estimates, including those related to useful lives of real estate assets, cost reimbursement income, bad debts, impairment, net lease intangibles, contingencies and litigation. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. There can be no assurance that actual results
will not differ from those estimates.
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
Cemtrex Inc. ("Cemtrex" or the "Company") is a technology company that operates in a wide array of business segments and provides solutions to meet today's industrial challenges. The Company provides electronic manufacturing services of printed circuit board assemblies, provides instruments & emission monitors for industrial processes, and provides industrial air filtration & environmental control systems.
The Company through its Monitoring Instruments and Products (MIP) division manufactures sells, and services instruments, software and systems for monitoring emissions of Greenhouse gases, hazardous gases, particulate and other regulated pollutants used in emissions trading globally. Cemtrex also markets technologies for generating carbon credits from low temperature catalytic oxidation of methane ventilating from coal mines. Cemtrex also provides Green Direct Control Ventilation (DCV) systems for commercial buildings to provide energy efficiency of up to 40% on existing and new installations. The Company sells air filtration and environmental control products through its subsidiary Griffin Filters LLC. Cemtrex through its wholly owned subsidiary ROB Cemtrex
GmbH provides electronic manufacturing services, which includes printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled electronic products.
On October 31, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of the privately held ROB Group, a leader in electronics manufacturing solutions located in Neulingen, Germany. The ROB Group, founded in 1989, consists of 4 distinct operating companies, forming a complete electronics design, manufacturing, assembly, and cabling solutions provider that serves the electronics and cabling needs of some of the largest companies in the world in the Medical, Automation, Industrial, and Renewable Energy industries. ROB Group also has a manufacturing facility in Sibiu, Romania. ROB Cemtrex GmbH now operates as a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc.
On October 30, 2012, the Company announced that it acquired a stake in Pluto Technologies, Inc. Pluto Technologies, Inc. is a mobile startup that has developed several mobile applications.
The Company offers a range of products, systems and services incorporating diverse technologies, to address the needs of a wide variety of industries around the world. Cemtrex, provides electronic manufacturing services of printed circuit board assemblies, provides instruments for industrial processes, and provides industrial environmental control systems.
Cemtrex through its wholly owned subsidiary ROB Cemtrex GmbH, provides electronic manufacturing services, which includes printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled electronic products. In connection with the production of assembled products, the Company also provides services to its customers, including (i) automatic and manual assembly and testing of products; (ii) material sourcing and procurement; (iii) manufacturing and test engineering support; and (iv) prototype design services. The Company has the ability to produce assemblies requiring mechanical as well as electronic capabilities. The products produced by the Company are further incorporated into finished products sold in
various industries, particularly automotive, telecommunications, appliance, consumer electronics, industrial automation and medical devices. ROB Cemtrex also manufactures custom designed cables, connectors, and wire harnesses for various industrial, medical and automotive applications. ROB Cemtrex provides a broad range of electronic outsource manufacturing solutions to its customers.
Company through its Monitoring Instruments and Products (MIP) division manufactures and sells advanced instruments for emissions monitoring, process analysis, and controls for industrial applications and compliance with environmental regulations. MIP emission monitoring systems are installed at the exhaust stacks of industrial facilities and are used to measure the outlet flue gas concentrations of a range of regulated pollutants. Through use of the company's equipment and instrumentation, Cemtrex clients can monitor the exhausts to the atmosphere from their facilities and comply with Environmental Protection Agency and state and local emission regulations on dust, particulate, fumes, acid gases and other regulated pollutants into the atmosphere.
The Company provides a single source responsibility for design, engineering, assembly, installation and maintenance of systems to its customers. The Company's products are designed to operate so as to allow its users to determine their compliance with the latest governmental emissions regulations. The Company's products measure the concentrations of various regulated pollutants in the flue gases discharging the exhaust stacks at various utilities and industries.
Cemtrex’s MIP division also markets a range of crude oil and natural gas analyzers. These products provide real time measurement of various properties specific to the refining processes of oil and gas. Some of the properties include RON, salt and water content, pH, viscosity, and other critical parameters that can be used to improve the blending and refining processes. The analyzers are sold by refineries and similar facilities to optimize the yield of blended and refined product.
MIP's Laser Opacity monitor is used to determine opacity or dust concentration in stack gases. Cemtrex also provides direct-extractive and dilution-extractive CEMS (continuous emissions monitoring solutions) equipment and systems for use with utilities, industrial boilers, FGD systems, SCR-NOx control, furnaces, gas turbines, process heaters, incinerators in industries such as: chemicals, pulp and paper, steel, power, coal and petrochemical along with municipalities, state and federal governments.
Cemtrex also designs, manufactures and sells an energy efficiency product line named Green DCV, which provides energy efficiency in HVAC systems for commercial buildings and industrial installations. Cemtrex's proprietary Green-DCV system accurately monitors CO2 levels inside a building, and then regulates the HVAC air-handling system to save energy and improve air quality. Cemtrex Green-DCV can provide significant energy savings in buildings where occupancy fluctuates during a 24-hour period, such as: office buildings, government facilities, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants & schools.
Company also markets MCDR technology for generating carbon credits from control of Methane from coal mines. MCDR technology utilizes proprietary catalyst to oxidize methane at lower temperatures thus making it economical to destroy methane in ventilation air from coal mines.
The Company through its subsidiary, Griffin Filters, provides a complete line of air filtration and environmental control equipment to industries such as: chemical, cement, steel, food, construction, mining, & petrochemical. Griffin's equipment is used to: (i) remove dust, corrosive fumes, mists, hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, submicron particles and particulate from industrial exhausts and boilers; (ii) clean noxious and acid gases such as sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide, chlorides, and organics from industrial exhaust stacks prior to discharging to the atmosphere; and (iii) control emissions of coal, dust, sawdust, phosphates, flyash, cement, carbon black, soda ash, silica, etc. from construction facilities, mining operations and dryer exhausts.
The Company is not dependent on, nor expects to become dependent on, any one or a limited number of suppliers. The Company buys parts and components to assemble and manufacture its equipment and products. The Company also utilizes sub-suppliers and third party vendors to procure from or fabricate its components based on its design, engineering and specifications. The Company also enters into subcontracts for field installation, which the Company supervises; and the
Company manages all technical, physical and commercial aspects of the performance of the Companycontracts. To date, the Company has not experienced difficulties either in obtaining fabricated components and other materials and parts or in obtaining qualified subcontractors for installation work.
PARTS, REPAIR AND REFURBISHMENT SERVICES
The Company also provides replacement and spare parts and repair and refurbishment services for all its systems following the expiration of the warranties which generally range up to 12 months. The Company has experienced only minimal costs from its warranties.
The Company's standard terms of sale disclaim any liability for consequential or indirect losses or damages stemming from any failure of its products or systems or any component thereof. The Company seeks indemnification from its subcontractors for any loss, damage or claim arising from the subcontractors' failure to perform.
The Company faces substantial competition in each of its principal markets. Most of its competitors are larger and have greater financial resources than the Company; several are divisions of multi-national companies. The Company competes on the basis of price, engineering and technological expertise, know-how and the quality of its products, systems and services. Additionally, the Company's management believes that the successful delivery, installation and performance of the
Company's products and systems is a key factor in gaining business as customers typically prefer to make significant purchases from a company with a solid performance history.
The Company obtains virtually all its contracts through competitive bidding. Although price is an important factor and may in some cases be the governing factor, it is not always determinative, and contracts are often awarded on the basis of the efficiency or reliability of products and the engineering and technical expertise of the bidder. Several companies market products that compete directly with Company’s
products. Other companies offer products that potential customers may consider to be acceptable alternatives to Company’s products and services. The Company faces direct competition from companies with far greater financial, technological, manufacturing and personnel resources.
Over the years, the Company has developed proprietary technologies that gives it an edge in competing with its competitors. Thus, the Company relies on a combination of trade secrets and know-how to protect its intellectual property.
The Company sells its products globally and relies on direct sales force, manufacturing representatives, distributors, commission sales agents, magazine advertisements, internet advertising, trade shows, trade directories and catalogue listings to market its products and services. The Company uses independent sales representatives in the United States backed by its sales management and technical professionals. The Company's arrangements with independent sales representatives accord each a defined territory within which to sell some or all of its products and systems, provide for
the payment of agreed-upon sales commissions and are terminable at will. The Company's sales representatives do not have authority to execute contracts on the Company's behalf.
The Company's sales representatives also serve as ongoing liaison function between Company and its customers during the installation phase of the products and systems and address customers' questions or concerns arising thereafter. The Company selects representatives based upon industry reputation, prior sales performance including number of prospective leads generated and sales closure rates, and the breadth of territorial coverage, among other criteria.
Technical inquiries received from potential customers are referred to the engineering personnel. Thereafter, the Company's sales and engineering personnel jointly prepare a budget proposal, or a final bid. The period between initial customer contact and issuance of an order is generally between two and twelve months.
The Company's principal customers are engaged in automotive, medical, industrial automation, refining, power, chemical, mining and metallurgical processing. Historically, most of the customers have purchased individual products or systems which, in many instances, operate in conjunction with products and systems supplied by others. For several years, the Company has marketed its products as integrated custom engineered systems and solutions. No one single customer accounts for a large percentage of its annual sales.
For the MIP business, the Company is responsible to its customers for all phases of the design, assembly, supply and, if included, field installation of its products and systems. The successful completion of a project is generally determined by a successful operational test of the supplied equipment conducted by our field service technician in the presence of the customer. For ROB Cemtrex GmbH, the company is responsible for the production, supply, and delivery of products to its customers. In order to satisfy customer orders, the Company must consistently meet production deadlines and maintain a high standard of quality.
The Company currently maintains different types of insurance, including general liability and property coverage. The Company does not maintain product liability insurance with respect to its products and equipment. Management believes that the insurance coverage that it has is adequate for its current business needs.
The Company employs approximately 220 people as of December 11, 2013, including 15 engaged in engineering, 162 in manufacturing and 43 in administrative and marketing functions.
The Company’s operations are subject to certain foreign, federal, state and local regulatory requirements relating to, among others, environmental, waste management, labor and health and safety matters. Management believes that the Company’s business is operated in material compliance with all such regulations.
Management believes that the existence of governmental regulations creates demand for Company's emission monitoring equipment and environmental control systems. Significant environmental laws, particularly the Federal Clean Air Act, have been enacted in response to public concern about the environment. The Company believes that compliance with and enforcement of these laws and regulations create the demand for its environmental control related products and systems. The Federal Clean Air Act, initially adopted in 1970 and extensively amended in 1990, requires compliance with ambient air quality standards and empowers the EPA to establish and enforce limits on the emission of various pollutants from specific types of industrial facilities. States have primary responsibility for implementing these
standards, and, in some cases, have adopted more stringent standards.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully the risks and uncertainties described below, together with all of the other information in this report, including the consolidated audited financial statements and the related notes appearing at the end of this annual report on Form 10-K, with respect to any investment in shares of our common stock. If any of the following risks actually occurs, our business, financial condition, results of operations and future prospects would likely be materially and adversely affected. In that event, the market price of our common stock could decline and you could lose all or part of your investment. These statements, like all statements in this report, speak only as of the date of this report (unless another date is indicated) and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the statements in light of future development.
RISKS RELATED TO OUR BUSINESS
· We are substantially dependent upon the success and market acceptance of our technology. The failure of the emissions monitoring and controls market to develop as we anticipate, would adversely affect our environmental control products business.
The Company's success is largely dependent on increased market acceptance of our emission monitoring equipment and control systems. If acceptance of emissions monitoring equipment does not continue to grow, then the Company's revenues may be significantly reduced.
·The Company’s ability to secure and maintain sufficient credit arrangements is key to its continued operations.
There is no assurance that the Company’s German Subsidiary will be able to retain or renew its credit agreements and other finance agreements in the future. In the event the business grows rapidly, the uncertain economic climate continues or the Company considers another acquisition, additional financing resources could be necessary in the current or future fiscal years. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain equity or debt financing at acceptable terms, or at all in the future.
· Adverse changes in the economy or political conditions could negatively impact the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition.
The Company’s sales and gross margins depend significantly on market demand for its customers’ products. The uncertainty in the U.S. and international economic and political environment could result in a decline in demand for our customers’ products in any industry. Further, any adverse changes in tax rates and laws affecting our customers could result in decreasing gross margins. Any of these factors could negatively impact the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition.
· Most of the ROB Cemtrex customers do not commit to long-term production schedules, which makes it difficult to schedule production and achieve maximum efficiency at the Company’s manufacturing facilities and to manage inventory levels.
The volume and timing of sales to the Company’s customers may vary due to:
· customers’ attempts to manage their inventory
· variation in demand for the Company’s customers’ products
· design changes, or
· acquisitions of or consolidation among customers
Many of ROB Cemtrex customers do not commit to firm production schedules. The Company’s inability to forecast the level of customer orders with certainty can make it difficult to schedule production and maximize utilization of manufacturing capacity and manage inventory levels. The Company could be required to increase or decrease staffing and more closely manage other expenses in order to meet the anticipated demand of its customers. Orders from the Company’s customers could be cancelled or delivery schedules could be deferred as a result of changes in its customers’ demand, thereby adversely affecting the
Company’s results of operations, and resulting in higher inventory levels.
· ROB Cemtrex’s customers have competitive challenges, including rapid technological changes, pricing pressure and decreasing demand from their customers, which could adversely affect their business and the Company’s.
Factors affecting the industries that utilize our customers’ products could negatively impact our customers and the Company. These factors include:
· increased competition among our customers and their competitors
· the inability of our customers to develop and market their products
· recessionary periods in our customers’ markets
· the potential that our customers’ products become obsolete
· our customers’ inability to react to rapidly changing technology
Any such factor or a combination of factors could negatively impact our customers’ need for or ability to pay for our products, which could, in turn, affect the Company’s results of operations.
· If we are unable to develop new products, our competitors may develop and market products with better features that may reduce demand for our potential products.
The Company may not be able to introduce any new products or any enhancements to its existing products on a timely basis, or at all. In addition, the introduction by the Company of any new products could adversely affect the sales of certain of its existing products. If the Company's competitors develop innovative emissions testing technology that are superior to the Company's products or if the Company fails to accurately anticipate market trends and respond on a timely basis with its own innovations,
the Company may not achieve sufficient growth in its revenues to attain profitability.
· Even though we have a profit for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and we may not incur profit for the foreseeable future.
We continue to incur significant expenditures related to selling and marketing and general and administrative activities as well as capital expenditures and anticipate that our expenses may increase in the foreseeable future as we expand our business. Further, as a public company we will also incur significant legal, accounting and other expenses that we may not incur as a private company. To maintain profitability, we will need to generate significant additional revenues with significantly improved gross margins. It is uncertain whether we will be able to maintain our profitability.
· The Company faces constant changes in governmental standards by which our environmental control products are evaluated.
The Company believes that, due to the constant focus on the environment and clean air standards throughout the world, a requirement in the future to adhere to new and more stringent regulations both domestically and abroad is possible as governmental agencies seek to improve standards required for certification of products intended to promote clean air. In the event our products fail to meet these ever-changing standards, some or all of our environmental control products may become obsolete.
· The future growth of our environmental control business depends, in part, on enforcement of existing emissions-related environmental regulations and further tightening of emission standards worldwide.
The Company expects that the future environmental control products business growth will be driven, in part, by the enforcement of existing emissions-related environmental regulations and tightening of emissions standards worldwide. If such standards do not continue to become stricter or are loosened or are not enforced by governmental authorities, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition and long-term prospects.
· We may incur substantial costs enforcing our proprietary information, defending against third-party patents, invalidating third-party patents or licensing third-party intellectual property, as a result of litigation or other proceedings relating to patent and other intellectual property rights.
The Company considers its technology and procedures proprietary. In particular, the Company depends substantially on its flexibility to develop custom engineered solutions for various applications and be responsive to customer needs.
The Company may be notified of claims that it has infringed a third party's intellectual property. Even if such claims are not valid, they could subject the Company to significant costs. In addition, it may be necessary in the future to enforce the Company's intellectual property rights to determine the validity and scope of the proprietary rights of others. Litigation may also be necessary to defend against claims of infringement or invalidity by others. An adverse outcome in litigation or any similar proceedings could force the Company to take actions that could
harm its business. These include: (i) ceasing to sell products that contain allegedly infringing property; (ii) obtaining licenses to the relevant intellectual property which the Company may not be able to obtain on terms that are acceptable, or at all; (iii) indemnifying certain customers or strategic partners if it is determined that the Company has infringed upon or misappropriated another party's intellectual property; and (iv) redesigning products that embody allegedly infringing intellectual property. Any of these results could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, the cost of defending or asserting any intellectual property claim, both in legal
fees and expenses, and the diversion of management resources, regardless of whether the claim is valid, could be significant.
· Product defects could cause the Company to incur significant product liability, warranty, repair and support costs and damage its reputation which would have a material adverse effect on its business.
Although the Company rigorously tests its products, defects may be discovered in future or existing products. These defects could cause the Company to incur significant warranty, support and repair costs and divert the attention of its research and development personnel. It could also significantly damage the Company's reputation and relationship with its distributors and customers which would adversely affect its business. In addition, such defects could result in personal injury or financial or other damages to customers who may seek damages with respect to such losses. A product liability claim against the Company,
even if unsuccessful, would likely be time consuming and costly to defend.
· The markets in which we operate are highly competitive, and many of our competitors have significantly greater resources than we do.
There is significant competition among companies that provide emissions monitoring systems. Several companies market products that compete directly with our products. Other companies offer products that potential customers may consider to be acceptable alternatives to our products and services. We face direct competition from companies with far greater financial, technological, manufacturing and personnel resources.
·The Company's results may fluctuate due to certain regulatory, marketing and competitive factors over which we have little or no control.
· The factors listed below, some of which we cannot control, may cause our revenue and results of operations to fluctuate significantly:
· The existence and enforcement of government environmental regulations. If these regulations are not maintained or enforced then the market for Company's products could deteriorate;
· Retaining and keeping qualified employees and management personnel;
· Ability to upgrade our products to keep up with the changing market place requirements;
· Ability to keep up with our competitors who have much higher resources than us;
· Ability to find sub-suppliers and sub-contractors to assemble and install our products;
· General economic conditions of the industry and the ability of potential customers to spend money on setting up new industries that require our products;
· Ability to maintain or raise adequate working capital required for the operations and future growth; and
· Ability to retain our CEO and other senior key personnel.
· The loss of our senior management and failure to attract and retain qualified personnel in a competitive labor market could limit our ability to execute our growth strategy, resulting a slower rate of growth.
We depend on the continued service of our senior management. Due to the nature of our business, we may have difficulty locating and hiring qualified personnel and retaining such personnel once hired. The loss of the services of any of our key personnel, or our failure to attract and retain other qualified and experienced personnel on acceptable terms, could limit our ability to execute our growth strategy resulting in a slower rate of growth.
· General economic downturns in general would have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, operating results and financial condition.
The Company's operations may in the future experience substantial fluctuations from period to period as a consequence of general economic conditions affecting consumer spending. Therefore, any economic downturns in general would have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, operating results and financial condition.
RISKS RELATED TO INVESTMENT IN THE COMMON STOCK OF THE COMPANY
· We may need additional funds in the future. We may be unable to obtain additional funds or if we obtain financing it may not be on terms favorable to us. You may lose your entire investment.
Based on our current plans, we believe our existing cash and cash equivalents along with cash generated from operations may be sufficient to fund our operating expenses and capital requirements through September 30, 2014, although there is no assurance of this result, we may need funds in the future. If our capital resources are insufficient to meet future capital requirements, we will have to raise additional funds by selling Company shares. If we are unable to obtain additional funds on terms favorable to us, we may be required to cease or reduce our operating activities.
· If we raise additional funds by selling additional shares of our capital stock, the ownership interests of our stockholders will be substantially diluted.
· Our stock trades on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board quotation system.
The Company's Common Stock currently trades on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board electronic quotation system under the symbol "CTEI". The Over the Counter Bulletin Board is a decentralized market regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which securities are traded via an electronic quotation system. There can be no assurance that a trading market for the Company's shares will continue to exist in the future, and there can be no assurance that an active trading market will develop or be sustained. The market price of the shares of Common Stock is likely to be highly volatile and may be significantly affected by factors such as actual or anticipated fluctuations in the
Company's operating results, announcements of technological innovations, new products or new contracts by the Company or its competitors, developments with respect to proprietary rights, adoption of new government regulations affecting the environment, general market conditions and other factors. In addition, the stock market has from time to time experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that have particularly affected the market price for the common stocks of technology companies. These types of broad market fluctuations may adversely affect the market price of the Company's common stock. See Risk Factor "Our stock price may be highly volatile"
· Our shares of common stock are thinly traded, so stockholders may be unable to sell at or near ask prices or at all if they need to sell shares to raise money or otherwise desire to liquidate their shares.
Our common stock has from time to time been "thinly-traded," meaning that the number of persons interested in purchasing our common stock at or near ask prices at any given time may be relatively small or non-existent. This situation is attributable to a number of factors, including the fact that we are a small company that is relatively unknown to stock analysts, stock brokers, institutional investors and others in the investment community that generate or influence sales volume, and that even if we came to the attention of such persons, they tend to be risk-averse and would be reluctant to follow an unproven company such as ours or purchase or recommend the purchase of our shares until such time as we become more seasoned and viable. As a consequence, there may be periods of several days or more when trading activity in our shares is minimal or non-existent, as compared to a seasoned issuer which has a large and steady volume of trading activity
that will generally support continuous sales without an adverse effect on share price. We cannot give stockholders any assurance that a broader or more active public trading market for our common shares will develop or be sustained, or that current trading levels will be sustained.
· Our common stock will be subject to "penny stock" rules which may be detrimental to investors.
If our common stock is not listed on a national exchange or market, the trading market for our common stock may become illiquid. Our common stock trades on the over-the-counter electronic bulletin board and, therefore, is subject to the requirements of certain rules promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which require additional disclosure by broker-dealers in connection with any trades involving a stock defined as a "penny stock". The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted regulations which generally define "penny stock" to be any equity security that has a market price (as defined) of less than $5.00 per share or an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share. The securities will become subject to rules that impose additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell such securities. For transactions covered by these rules, the broker-dealer must make a special suitability
determination for the purchaser of such securities and have received the purchaser's written consent to the transaction prior to the purchase. Additionally, for any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, the rules require the delivery, prior to the transaction, of a disclosure schedule prepared by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must disclose the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market-maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer's presumed control over the market. Finally, among other requirements, monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks. Consequently, the "penny stock" rules may restrict the ability of purchasers
in this offering to sell the Common Stock offered hereby in the secondary market.
· We do not anticipate paying any dividends.
No dividends have been paid on the common stock of the Company. The Company does not intend to pay cash dividends on its common stock in the foreseeable future, and anticipates that profits, if any, received from operations will be devoted to the Company's future operations. Any decision to pay dividends will depend upon the Company's profitability at the time, cash available and other relevant factors.
· Our stock price may be highly volatile.
The market price of our common stock, like that of many other technology companies, has been highly volatile and may continue to be so in the future due to a wide variety of factors, including:
· announcements of technological innovations by us, our collaborative partners or our present or potential competitors;
· our quarterly operating results and performance;
· developments or disputes concerning patents or other proprietary rights;
· litigation and government proceedings;
· adverse legislation;
· changes in government regulations;
· economic and other external factors; and
· general market conditions.
In addition, potential dilutive effects of future sales of shares of common stock by shareholders and by the Company could have an adverse effect on the market price of our shares.
· Our principal shareholder has significant influence over our Company which could make it impossible for the public stockholders to influence the affairs of the Company.
Approximately 70.0% of our outstanding voting equity is beneficially held by combination of Arun Govil the Company's Chairman, and Saagar Govilthe Company’s CEO, as a result of this common stock ownership and the Series A preferred stock ownership by Mr. Arun Govil, the Company’s management controls and will control in the future, substantially all matters requiring approval by the stockholders of the Company, including the election of all directors and approval of significant corporate transactions. This makes it impossible for the public
stockholders to influence the affairs of the Company.
The Company leases its principal office at Farmingdale, New York, 4,000 square feet of office and warehouse/shop space in a single story commercial structure on a month to month lease from Ducon Technologies Inc. an entity controlled by Arun Govil, our Chairman of the Board, at a monthly rental of $4,000. The Company's subsidiary Griffin Filters LLC leases approximately 2,720 square feet of office and warehouse space in Liverpool, New York from a third party on a month to month lease at a monthly rent of $2,200.00. The Company’s subsidiary ROB Cemtrex GmbH owns a 70,000 square feet office and manufacturing building in Neulingen, Germany. ROB Cemtrex also leases a 10,000 square feet manufacturing
facility in Sibiu, Romania from a third party on a monthly rental of Euros 8000 per month. . The Company believes that its current facilities are adequate for its needs through the foreseeable future, and that, should it be needed, suitable additional space will be available to accommodate expansion of the Company's operations on commercially reasonable terms, although there can be no assurance in this regard. There are no written agreements.
ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
The Company's Common Stock currently trades on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board electronic quotation system under the symbol "CTEI".
As of December 11, 2013, there were approximately 80 holders of record of the Company's common stock as determined from the Company's transfer agent's list. Such list does not include beneficial owners of securities whose shares are held in the names of various dealers and clearing agencies.
The Company is authorized to issue 60,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share. On December 11, 2013, there were 40,599,129 shares of common stock issued and outstanding and 1,000,000 shares of Series A preferred stock issued or outstanding.
The Company's Common Stock trades on the over-the-counter bulletin board trading system. The price ranges presented below represent the highest and lowest quoted bid prices during the third and fourth calendar quarters for 2011, 2012 and 2013 reported by the exchange. The quotes represent prices between dealers and do not reflect mark-ups, markdowns or commissions and therefore may not necessarily represent actual transactions.
As reported by the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board, on December 11_, 2013 the closing sales price of the Company's Common Stock was $0.30 per share.
The Company has not declared or paid any cash dividends on its common stock nor does it anticipate paying any in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the Company expects to retain any future earnings to finance its operations and expansion. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be at the discretion of its Board of Directors and will depend upon its earnings levels, capital requirements, any restrictive loan covenants and other factors the Board considers relevant.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
Not required for Smaller Reporting Companies
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the consolidated audited financial statements and the notes to those financial statements included elsewhere in this report. This discussion includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. As a result of many factors, such as those set forth under "risk factors" and elsewhere in this report, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
Cemtrex Inc. is a technology company that operates in a wide array of business segments and provides solutions to meet today's industrial challenges. The Company provides electronic manufacturing services of printed circuit board assemblies, provides instruments & emission monitors for industrial processes, and provides industrial air filtration & environmental control systems..
The following table sets forth selected historical consolidated financial data from our consolidated financial statements and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements including the related notes and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" which are included below.
The following discussion and analysis is based upon our consolidated financial statements which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of our financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues and expenses, and assets and liabilities during the periods reported. Estimates are used when accounting for certain items such as revenues, allowances for returns, early payment discounts, customer discounts, doubtful accounts, employee compensation programs, depreciation and amortization periods, taxes, inventory values, and valuations of investments, goodwill, other intangible assets and long-lived assets. We base our estimates on historical experience, where applicable and other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from our
estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We believe that the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our consolidated financial statements.
We maintain allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. We base our estimates on the aging of our accounts receivable balances and our historical write-off experience, net of recoveries.
We value our inventories at the lower of cost or market. We write down inventory balances for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory equal to the difference between the cost of the inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions.
Goodwill is reviewed for possible impairment at least annually or more frequently upon the occurrence of an event or when circumstances indicate that the Company's carrying amount is greater than the fair value. In accordance with SFAS 142, the Company examined goodwill for impairment and determined that the Company's carrying amount did not exceed the fair value, thus, there was no impairment.
Generally, sales are recognized when shipments are made to customers. Rebates, allowances for damaged goods and other advertising and marketing program rebates are accrued pursuant to contractual provisions and included in accrued expenses. Certain amount of our revenues fall under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting used for long-term contracts. Under this method, sales and gross profit are recognized as work is performed based on the relationship between actual costs incurred and total estimated costs at completion. Sales and gross profit are adjusted prospectively for revisions in estimated total contract costs and contract values. Estimated losses are recorded when
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Net Sales:. Net sales for 2013 increased by $1,511,485 or 12.43%, to $13,673,531, from $12,162,046 in 2012. Sales increased during the year of 2013 primarily due to a higher amount of bookings and projects executed by the Company during the year and overall increase in market demand during the year.
Gross Profit: Gross profits for 2013 decreased $231,146 or 16.79% to $1,144,982, which was 8.37% of net sales, from $1,376,128 in 2012, which was 11.31% of net sales. The decrease in gross margin in 2013 was a direct results of the lower gross margin projects executed by the Company in this fiscal year. In 2012, the higher gross margin was a result of the higher gross margin of projects executed during that year. Market conditions dictate the gross margins of projects booked by the Company every year.
Operating Expenses: Operating expenses for 2013 increased $114,763 or 16.79%, to $798,135 from $683,372 in 2012. Operating expenses as percentage of sales increased in 2013 to 5.83% from 5.61% in 2012. The percentage increase in operating expenses percentage was primarily due to higher sales in 2013 as compared to 2012. The 16.79% increase in operating expenses in 2013 was due to more selling and general expenses as a result of greater activity in the market.
Net Income/Loss: The Company had a net income of $288,497 as compared to net income of $648,199 in 2012 after provision of income tax of $ 12,500. The net income in 2013 was a direct result of less profitable projects executed by the Company.
Provision for Income Taxes: The income tax provision for this year is $12,500 after Net operating loss carry forward in 2013
EFFECTS OF INFLATION
The Company's business and operations have not been materially affected by inflation during the periods for which financial information is presented.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
Working capital was $1,870,968 at September 30, 2013, compared to $1,212,407 at September 30, 2012 This included cash and cash equivalents of $66,963 and $333,045 at September 30,2013 and 2012 respectively.
Trade receivables increased by $348,109 or 118.74% at September 30, 2013 to $641,264, from $293,155 as at September 30, 2012. The increase in accounts receivable is attributable to the timing of the shipments and completion of the projects.
Inventories decreased $37,496 or 19.04% to $159,348 at September 30, 2013 from $ 196,844 as at September 30, 2012. The decrease in inventory was due to relatively less purchase of inventory and more shipments of ongoing jobs and contracts.
Continuing operations used $622,958 of cash for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, compared to using $941,396 of cash for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. The increase in cash flows was primarily related to the decrease in inventory combined with increase in accounts receivable. Investing activities for continuing operations used $0 of cash during 2013, compared to providing $0 during 2012. The Financing activities in 2013 generated $356,876. We believe that our cash on hand, cash generated by operations, may be sufficient to meet the capital demands of our current operations during 2014 fiscal year. Any major increases in sales, or big contract may require substantial capital investment. Failure to obtain sufficient capital could
materially impact the growth potential.
We anticipate that the outlook for our products and services remains fairly strong and we are positioned well to take advantage of it.
We believe there is currently a gradually increasing public awareness of the issues surrounding air quality and that this trend will continue for the next several years. We also believe there is an increase in public concern regarding the effects of air quality on society and future generations, as well as an increase in interest by standards-making bodies in creating specifications and techniques for detecting, defining and solving air quality problems. As a result, we believe there will be an increase in interest in our emission monitors, and environmental control products of subsidiary Griffin Filters.
This Outlook section, and other portions of this document, include certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, among others, those statements preceded by, following or including the words "believe,""expect,""intend,""anticipate" or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the current expectations of management and are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Important factors to consider in evaluating such forward-looking statements include those discussed in Item 1A. Risk Factors as well as:
· the shortage of reliable market data regarding the emission monitoring & air filtration market;
· changes in external competitive market factors or in our internal budgeting process which might impact trends in our results of operations;
· anticipated working capital or other cash requirements;
· changes in our business strategy or an inability to execute our strategy due to unanticipated changes in the market;
· product obsolescence due to the development of new technologies; and
· Various competitive factors that may prevent us from competing successfully in the marketplace.
In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the events contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained in this Form 10-K will in fact occur.
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
The response to this item is included in "Item 1A Risk Factors."
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
The financial statements required to be included in this report appear as indexed in the appendix to this report beginning on page F-1.
CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
There have been no changes in and/or disagreements with LI & Company, PC, our independent registered public accountants, on accounting and financial disclosure matters.
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (the "Certifying Officers") are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures for the Company. The Certifying Officers have designed such disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that material information is made known to them, particularly during the period in which this Report was prepared.
Evaluation of Controls and Procedures
We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our Securities Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive and financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, as ours are designed to do, and management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost- benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.
As of September 30, 2013, an evaluation was performed under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
Changes in Internal Controls
There have been no changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the Company's last fiscal quarter to which this report relates that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting, except that the Company increased its internal controls around the issuance and recording of common stock sales.
Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls
A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected. The Company's disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving its objectives. The Company's chief executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures are effective at that reasonable assurance level.
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
The following persons are our executive officers and directors. Directors are elected to hold offices until the next annual meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified. Officers are appointed by the board of directors until a successor is elected and qualified or until resignation, removal or death.
Arun Govil, is the Chairman and has been with the Company since December 2004. Mr. Govil is also President (and owner) of Ducon Technologies Inc., a privately held company engaged in energy & environmental control systems business since 1996. Prior to 1996 Mr. Govil, Mr. Govil worked at various management and technical positions in the environmental industry. Mr. Govil holds a B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering and a M.B.A. in Finance. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and New Jersey.
Saagar Govil has been with the Company since July 2008 and is the Company's Chief Executive Officer and President since Dec. 2011. Earlier he was Vice President of operations. Saagar Govil has a B.E. in Materials Engineering from Stony Brook University, N.Y. Saagar Govil is the son of Arun Govil.
Renato Dela Rama has been our Chief Financial Officer since December 2004. Mr. Dela Rama also works as an accountant for Ducon Technologies Inc. since 2004. Prior to that, he worked in various accounting and financial management positions. Mr. Dela Rama holds a B.S. degree in accounting.
Ravi Narayan has been with the Company since 2002 as general manager. In 2009 he became Vice president of the Company and a Director. From 1993 to 2001 Mr. Narayan worked as a Technical manager at Procal UK Ltd. Mr. Narayan has a BE in Electronic and Instrument Engineering and an MBA in Business administration.
None of our directors or officers is a director in any other reporting companies. None of our directors or officers has been affiliated with any company that has filed for bankruptcy within the last five years. The Company is not aware of any proceedings to which any of the Company's officers or directors, or any associate of any such officer or director, is a party adverse to the Company or any of the Company's subsidiaries or has a material interest adverse to it or any
of its subsidiaries.
Each director of the Company serves for a term of one year or until the successor is elected at the Company's annual shareholders' meeting and is qualified, subject to removal by the Company's shareholders. Each officer serves, at the pleasure of the board of directors, for a term of one year and until the successor is elected at the annual meeting of the board of directors and is qualified.
Audit Committee Financial Expert
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules implementing Section 407 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requiring public companies to disclose information about "audit committee financial experts." As of the date of this Annual report, we do not have a standing Audit Committee. The functions of the Audit Committee are currently assumed by our full Board of Directors. Additionally, we do not have a member of our Board of Directors that qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert." For that reason, we do not have an audit committee financial expert.
To the best of our knowledge, based solely on a review of the copies of such reports furnished to us and written representation that no other reports are required, Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to our officers, directors, and greater than ten percent beneficial owners were filed timely during the most recent fiscal year.
The business address for each of our officers and directors is 19 Engineers Lane, Farmingdale, NY11735.
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
All of our directors hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and the election and qualification of their successors. Our executive officers are elected annually by the board of directors to hold office until the first meeting of the board following the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are chosen and qualified.
We reimburse our directors for expenses incurred in connection with attending board meetings but we do not pay our directors fees or other cash compensation for services rendered as a director.
The compensation discussion addresses all compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to the Cemtrex's named executive officers. As of December 11, 2013, two of our executive officers are currently earning compensation. Set forth below is the aggregate compensation for services rendered in all capacities to us during our fiscal years ended September 30, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by our executive officers. Except as indicated below, none of our executive officers were compensated in excess of $150.000
AGGREGATED OPTION/SAR EXERCISES IN LAST FISCAL YEAR AND FISCAL YEAR END OPTION/SAR VALUES
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
The following table sets forth certain information known to us with respect to the beneficial ownership of our common stock as of December 10, 2013 by:
· all persons who are beneficial owners of five percent (5%) or more of our common stock;
· each of our directors;
· each of our executive officers; and
· all current directors and executive officers as a group.
Except as otherwise indicated, and subject to applicable community property laws, the persons named in the table below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of common stock held by them.
As of December 11, 2013, 40,599,129 shares of common stock are issued and outstanding.
Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC. In computing the number of shares beneficially owned by a person and the percentage ownership of that person, shares of common stock subject to options held by that person that are currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of December 11, 2013 are deemed outstanding. Such shares, however, are not deemed outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.
(1) Except as otherwise noted herein, the percentage is determined on the basis of [40,599,129] shares of our common stock outstanding plus securities deemed outstanding pursuant to Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Under Rule 13d-3, a person is deemed to be a beneficial owner of any security owned by certain family members and any security of which that person has the right to acquire beneficial ownership within 60 days, including, without limitation, shares of our common stock subject to currently exercisable options.
(2) The Series A Preferred Stock issued by the Company to Arun Govil the Company's Chairman and former CEO, President and Treasurer in conjunction with the settlement of the debenture issued as consideration for the purchase of Griffin Filters, Inc. Pursuant to the Certificate of Designation of the Preferred Stock, each issued and outstanding Preferred Stock shall be entitled to the number of votes equal to the result of: (i) the number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding at the time of such vote multiplied by 1.01; divided by (ii) the total number of Preferred Stock issued and outstanding at the time of such vote, at each meeting of shareholders of the Company
with respect to any and all matters presented to the shareholders of the Company for their action or consideration, including the election of directors. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock represent 100% of the total Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding.
(3) Includes the shares owned by Ducon Technologies Inc., which is owned by Arun Govil the Chairman of the Company.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
On October 31, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of the privately held ROB Group, a leader in electronics manufacturing solutions located in Neulingen, Germany. The ROB Group, founded in 1989, consists of 4 distinct operating companies, forming a complete electronics design, manufacturing, assembly, and cabling solutions provider that serves the electronics and cabling needs of some of the largest companies in the world in the Medical, Automation, Industrial, and Renewable Energy industries. ROB Group also has a manufacturing facility in Sibiu, Romania. ROB Cemtrex GmbH now operates as a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc.
The purchase price for ROB Group was Euro 4,200,000.00 (US$ 5,609,100 based upon exchange rate on October 31,2013) with additional acquisition expenses of Euro 495,000 (US$ 661,073 based upon exchange rate on October 31,2013). The purchase was financed through a Euro 2,010,868.00 ( US$ 2,685,514 based upon exchange rate on October 31,2013) long term loan from Ducon Technologies Inc., a company controlled by Arun Govil, Chairman of the Cemtrex and a Euro 3.0 million (US$4,006,500 based upon exchange rate on October 31,2013) loan from Sparkasse Bank of Germany at 4.95% per annum payable on October 30, 2021 and another Euro 1.0 million ( US$1,335,500 based upon exchange rate on October 31,2013) overdraft credit facility from Sparkasse Bank
of Germany at interest rate of 4.0% per annum payable on October 30, 2015. No new common stock or preferred shares were issued to anyone in this acquisition.
On April 30, 2007, the Company issued a $1,300,000 Convertible Debenture to Arun Govil the Company's CEO, President and Treasurer at that time, in conjunction with the purchase of Griffin Filters, LLC pursuant to the Agreement and Assignment of Membership Interests between Arun Govil and Cemtrex, Inc. The debenture carried an 8% annual interest rate with interest payable semiannually in arrears on the first business day of January and July each year. The debenture principle was due and payable on April 30, 2011. The debenture had the right of conversion into 30,000,000 non-assessable shares of common stock of the
Company at $0.001 (par value) per share. Conversion was not exercisable prior to December 31, 2007. Commencing December 31, 2007 and continuing to April 30, 2011. In the event the face amount of the debenture was not fully converted on or before April 30, 2011, the conversion rights would lapse.
On September 8, 2009, the Company entered into a letter agreement with Arun Govil, the current Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer and President of the Company. Pursuant to the letter agreement Arun Govil agreed to cancel the convertible promissory note, held by him, dated April 30, 2007 (the " Note ") in connection with the purchase of Griffin Filters LLC ( "Griffin"). The principal balance of the Note was $1,300,000. Pursuant to the terms of the Note, the outstanding amount was convertible into 30,000,000 shares of our common stock. Pursuant to the letter agreement, in return for cancelling the Note, the
Company issued Arun Govil 2,500,000 shares of our common stock and 1,000,000 shares of our Series A Preferred Stock. Pursuant to the Certificate of Designation of the Preferred Stock, each issued and outstanding Preferred Stock shall be entitled to the number of votes equal to the result of: (i) the number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding at the time of such vote multiplied by 1.01; divided by (ii) the total number of Preferred Stock issued and outstanding at the time of such vote, at each meeting of shareholders of the Company with respect to any and all matters presented to the shareholders of the Company for their action or consideration, including the election of directors. In consideration of the issuance of the Common Stock and Preferred Stock described
above, Mr. Govil agreed to forfeit 27,500,000 shares of our common stock issuable as per the original terms of the Note.
Ducon Technologies, Inc. is owned by Arun Govil, the Chairman of the Company.
Audit fees represent amounts billed for professional services rendered for the audit of our annual financial statements. Audit-Related Fees include amounts billed for professional services rendered in connection with our SEC filings and discussions with the SEC that occurred during fiscal 2013 for us to become a fully reporting public company. Our Board of Directors is of the opinion that the Audit-Related Fees charged by LI and Company, PC were consistent with LI and Company, PC maintaining its independence from us.
The Board of Directors has considered whether provision of the non-audit services described above is compatible with maintaining the independent accountant's independence and has determined that such services did not adversely affect LI and Company, PC independence.
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
(a) Financial Statements
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of Cemtrex, Inc. (the “Company”) as of September 30, 2013 and 2012 and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit) and cash flows for the fiscal years then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of September 30, 2013 and 2012 and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the fiscal years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Cemtrex, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Griffin Filters, LLC (“Cemtrex” or collectively the “Company”), engages in manufacturing and selling advanced instruments for emission monitoring of particulate, opacity, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, among others. Cemtrex also provides turnkey services for carbon creation projects from abatement of greenhouse gases pursuant to Kyoto protocol and assists project owners in selling of carbon credits globally. The Company's products are sold to power plants, refineries, chemical plants, cement plants and other industries including federal and state governmental agencies. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Griffin Filters, the Company designs, manufactures and sells air filtration
equipment and systems to control particulate emissions in a variety of industries.
Note 2 - Significant and Critical Accounting Policies and Practices
The Management of the Company is responsible for the selection and use of appropriate accounting policies and the appropriateness of accounting policies and their application. Critical accounting policies and practices are those that are both most important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and results and require management’s most difficult, subjective, or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. The Company’s significant and critical accounting policies and practices are disclosed below as required by generally accepted accounting principles.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements and related notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).
The Company elected September 30 as its fiscal year-end date.
Use of Estimates and Assumptions and Critical Accounting Estimates and Assumptions
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date(s) of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period(s).
Critical accounting estimates are estimates for which (a) the nature of the estimate is material due to the levels of subjectivity and judgment necessary to account for highly uncertain matters or the susceptibility of such matters to change and (b) the impact of the estimate on financial condition or operating performance is material. The Company’s critical accounting estimates and assumptions affecting the financial statements were:
Allowance for doubtful accounts: Management’s estimate of the allowance for doubtful accounts is based on historical sales, historical loss levels, and an analysis of the collectability of individual accounts; and general economic conditions that may affect a client’s ability to pay. The Company evaluated the key factors and assumptions used to develop the allowance in determining that it is reasonable in relation to the financial statements taken as a whole;
Inventory Obsolescence and Markdowns: The Company’s estimate of potentially excess and slow-moving inventories is based on evaluation of inventory levels and aging, review of inventory turns and historical sales experiences. The Company’s estimate of reserve for inventory shrinkage is based on the historical results of physical inventory cycle counts;
Fair value of long-lived assets: Fair value is generally determined using the asset’s expected future discounted cash flows or market value, if readily determinable. If long-lived assets are determined to be recoverable, but the newly determined remaining estimated useful lives are shorter than originally estimated, the net book values of the long-lived assets are depreciated over the newly determined remaining estimated useful lives. The Company considers the following to be some examples of important indicators that may trigger an impairment review: (i) significant under-performance or losses of assets relative to expected historical or projected future operating results; (ii) significant changes in the manner or use of assets or in the Company’s overall
strategy with respect to the manner or use of the acquired assets or changes in the Company’s overall business strategy; (iii) significant negative industry or economic trends; (iv) increased competitive pressures; (v) a significant decline in the Company’s stock price for a sustained period of time; and (vi) regulatory changes. The Company evaluates acquired assets for potential impairment indicators at least annually and more frequently upon the occurrence of such events.
Valuation allowance for deferred tax assets: Management assumes that the realization of the Company’s net deferred tax assets resulting from its net operating loss (“NOL”) carry–forwards for Federal income tax purposes that may be offset against future taxable income was not considered more likely than not and accordingly, the potential tax benefits of the net loss carry-forwards are offset by a full valuation allowance. Management made this assumption based on (a) the Company has incurred recurring losses, (b) general economic conditions, and (c) its ability to raise additional funds to support its daily operations by way of a public or private offering, among other factors.
These significant accounting estimates or assumptions bear the risk of change due to the fact that there are uncertainties attached to these estimates or assumptions, and certain estimates or assumptions are difficult to measure or value.
Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various assumptions that are believed to be reasonable in relation to the financial statements taken as a whole under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.
Management regularly evaluates the key factors and assumptions used to develop the estimates utilizing currently available information, changes in facts and circumstances, historical experience and reasonable assumptions. After such evaluations, if deemed appropriate, those estimates are adjusted accordingly.
Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Principles of Consolidation
The Company applies the guidance of Topic 810 “Consolidation”of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to determine whether and how to consolidate another entity. Pursuant to ASC Paragraph 810-10-15-10 all majority-owned subsidiaries—all entities in which a parent has a controlling financial interest—shall be consolidated except (1) when control does not rest with the parent, the majority owner; (2) if the parent is a broker-dealer within the scope of Topic 940 and control is likely to be temporary; (3) consolidation by an investment company within the scope of Topic 946 of a non-investment-company investee. Pursuant to ASC Paragraph 810-10-15-8 the
usual condition for a controlling financial interest is ownership of a majority voting interest, and, therefore, as a general rule ownership by one reporting entity, directly or indirectly, of more than 50 percent of the outstanding voting shares of another entity is a condition pointing toward consolidation. The power to control may also exist with a lesser percentage of ownership, for example, by contract, lease, agreement with other stockholders, or by court decree. The Company consolidates all less-than-majority-owned subsidiaries, if any, in which the parent’s power to control exists.
The consolidated financial statements include all accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary as of the reporting period end dates and for the reporting periods then ended.
All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company follows paragraph 825-10-50-10 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for disclosures about fair value of its financial instruments and paragraph 820-10-35-37 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“Paragraph 820-10-35-37”) to measure the fair value of its financial instruments. Paragraph 820-10-35-37 establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. To increase consistency and comparability in fair value measurements and related disclosures, Paragraph 820-10-35-37 establishes a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three (3) broad levels. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active
markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The three (3) levels of fair value hierarchy defined by Paragraph 820-10-35-37 are described below:
Quoted market prices available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reporting date.
Pricing inputs other than quoted prices in active markets included in Level 1, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reporting date.
Pricing inputs that are generally observable inputs and not corroborated by market data.
Financial assets are considered Level 3 when their fair values are determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar techniques and at least one significant model assumption or input is unobservable.
The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. If the inputs used to measure the financial assets and liabilities fall within more than one level described above, the categorization is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement of the instrument.
The carrying amounts of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities, such as cash, prepaid expenses and accounts payable, approximate their fair values because of the short maturity of these instruments.
Transactions involving related parties cannot be presumed to be carried out on an arm's-length basis, as the requisite conditions of competitive, free-market dealings may not exist. Representations about transactions with related parties, if made, shall not imply that the related party transactions were consummated on terms equivalent to those that prevail in arm's-length transactions unless such representations can be substantiated.
Fair Value of Non-Financial Assets or Liabilities Measured on a Recurring Basis
The Company’s non-financial assets include inventories. The Company identifies potentially excess and slow-moving inventories by evaluating turn rates, inventory levels and other factors. Excess quantities are identified through evaluation of inventory aging, review of inventory turns and historical sales experiences. The Company provides lower of cost or market reserves for such identified excess and slow-moving inventories. The Company establishes a reserve for inventory shrinkage, if any, based on the historical results of physical inventory cycle
Carrying Value, Recoverability and Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
The Company has adopted paragraph 360-10-35-17 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for its long-lived assets. The Company’s long-lived assets, which include property and equipment and intangible assets, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.
The Company assesses the recoverability of its long-lived assets by comparing the projected undiscounted net cash flows associated with the related long-lived asset or group of long-lived assets over their remaining estimated useful lives against their respective carrying amounts. Impairment, if any, is based on the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value of those assets. Fair value is generally determined using the asset’s expected future discounted cash flows or market value, if readily determinable. When long-lived assets are determined to be recoverable, but the newly determined remaining estimated useful lives are shorter than originally estimated, the net book values of the long-lived assets are depreciated over the newly determined remaining estimated useful lives.
The Company considers the following to be some examples of important indicators that may trigger an impairment review: (i) significant under-performance or losses of assets relative to expected historical or projected future operating results; (ii) significant changes in the manner or use of assets or in the Company’s overall strategy with respect to the manner or use of the acquired assets or changes in the Company’s overall business strategy; (iii) significant negative industry or economic trends; (iv) increased competitive pressures; (v) a significant decline in the Company’s stock price for a
sustained period of time; and (vi) regulatory changes. The Company evaluates acquired assets for potential impairment indicators at least annually and more frequently upon the occurrence of such events.
The key assumptions used in management’s estimates of projected cash flow deal largely with forecasts of sales levels, gross margins, and operating costs of the manufacturing facilities. These forecasts are typically based on historical trends and take into account recent developments as well as management’s plans and intentions. Any difficulty in manufacturing or sourcing raw materials on a cost effective basis would significantly impact the projected future cash flows of the Company’s manufacturing facilities and potentially lead to an impairment charge for long-lived assets. Other factors, such as increased competition or a decrease in the desirability of the Company’s products, could lead to
lower projected sales levels, which would adversely impact cash flows. A significant change in cash flows in the future could result in an impairment of long lived assets.
The impairment charges, if any, is included in operating expenses in the accompanying statements of operations.
The Company considers all highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents.
Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
Accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount, net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company follows paragraph 310-10-50-9 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to estimate the allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company performs on-going credit evaluations of its customers and adjusts credit limits based upon payment history and the customer’s current credit worthiness, as determined by the review of their current credit information; and determines the allowance for doubtful accounts based on historical write-off experience, customer specific facts and general economic conditions that may affect a client’s ability to pay.
Pursuant to paragraph 310-10-50-2 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification account balances are charged off against the allowance after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote. The Company has adopted paragraph 310-10-50-6 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and determine when receivables are past due or delinquent based on how recently payments have been received.
Outstanding account balances are reviewed individually for collectability. The allowance for doubtful accounts is the Company’s best estimate of the amount of probable credit losses in the Company’s existing accounts receivable. Bad debt expense is included in general and administrative expenses, if any.
The Company values inventory, consisting of finished goods, at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined on the first-in and first-out (“FIFO”) method. The Company reduces inventory for the diminution of value, resulting from product obsolescence, damage or other issues affecting marketability, equal to the difference between the cost of the inventory and its estimated market value. Factors utilized in the determination of estimated market value include (i) current sales data and historical return rates, (ii) estimates of future demand, and (iii) competitive pricing pressures.
Inventory Obsolescence and Markdowns
The Company evaluates its current level of inventory considering historical sales and other factors and, based on this evaluation, classify inventory markdowns in the income statement as a component of cost of goods sold pursuant to Paragraph 420-10-S99 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to adjust inventory to net realizable value. These markdowns are estimates, which could vary significantly from actual requirements if future economic conditions, customer demand or competition differ from expectations.
Property and equipment is recorded at cost. Expenditures for major additions and betterments are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred. Depreciation of property and equipment is computed by the straight-line method (after taking into account their respective estimated residual values) over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets as follows:
Estimated Useful Life (Years)
Computer and software
Furniture and fixture
Upon sale or retirement of property and equipment, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is reflected in statements of operations.
Lease agreements are evaluated to determine whether they are capital leases or operating leases in accordance with paragraph 840-10-25-1 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“Paragraph 840-10-25-1”). Pursuant to Paragraph 840-10-25-1 A lessee and a lessor shall consider whether a lease meets any of the following four criteria as part of classifying the lease at its inception under the guidance in the Lessees Subsection of this Section (for the lessee) and the Lessors Subsection of this Section (for the lessor): a. Transfer of ownership. The lease transfers
ownership of the property to the lessee by the end of the lease term. This criterion is met in situations in which the lease agreement provides for the transfer of title at or shortly after the end of the lease term in exchange for the payment of a nominal fee, for example, the minimum required by statutory regulation to transfer title. b. Bargain purchase option. The lease contains a bargain purchase option. c. Lease term. The lease term is equal to 75 percent or more of the estimated economic life of the leased property. d. Minimum
lease payments. The present value at the beginning of the lease term of the minimum lease payments, excluding that portion of the payments representing executory costs such as insurance, maintenance, and taxes to be paid by the lessor, including any profit thereon, equals or exceeds 90 percent of the excess of the fair value of the leased property to the lessor at lease inception over any related investment tax credit retained by the lessor and expected to be realized by the lessor. In accordance with paragraphs 840-10-25-29 and 840-10-25-30, if at its inception a lease meets any of the four lease classification criteria in Paragraph 840-10-25-1, the lease shall be classified by
the lessee as a capital lease; and if none of the four criteria in Paragraph 840-10-25-1 are met, the lease shall be classified by the lessee as an operating lease. Pursuant to Paragraph 840-10-25-31 a lessee shall compute the present value of the minimum lease payments using the lessee's incremental borrowing rate unless both of the following conditions are met, in which circumstance the lessee shall use the implicit rate: a. It is practicable for the lessee to learn the implicit rate computed by the
lessor. b. The implicit rate computed by the lessor is less than the lessee's incremental borrowing rate. Capital lease assets are depreciated on a straight line method, over the capital lease assets estimated useful lives consistent with the Company’s normal depreciation policy for tangible fixed assets. Interest charges are expensed over the period of the lease in relation to the carrying value of the capital lease obligation.
Operating leases primarily relate to the Company’s leases of office spaces. When the terms of an operating lease include tenant improvement allowances, periods of free rent, rent concessions, and/or rent escalation amounts, the Company establishes a deferred rent liability for the difference between the scheduled rent payment and the straight-line rent expense recognized, which is amortized over the underlying lease term on a straight-line basis as a reduction of rent expense.
Intangible Assets Other Than Goodwill
The Company has adopted Subtopic 350-30 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for intangible assets other than goodwill. Under the requirements, the Company amortizes the acquisition costs of intangible assets other than goodwill on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives, the terms of the exclusive licenses and/or agreements, or the terms of legal lives of the intangible assets, whichever is shorter. Upon becoming fully amortized, the related cost and accumulated amortization are removed from the accounts.
The Company follows subtopic 850-10 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for the identification of related parties and disclosure of related party transactions.
Pursuant to Section 850-10-20 the related parties include a. affiliates of the Company; b. entities for which investments in their equity securities would be required, absent the election of the fair value option under the Fair Value Option Subsection of Section 825–10–15, to be accounted for by the equity method by the investing entity; c. trusts for the benefit of employees, such as pension and profit-sharing trusts that are managed by or under the trusteeship of management; d. principal owners of the Company; e. management of the Company; f. other parties with which the Company
may deal if one party controls or can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the other to an extent that one of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests; and g. other parties that can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the transacting parties or that have an ownership interest in one of the transacting parties and can significantly influence the other to an extent that one or more of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests.
The financial statements shall include disclosures of material related party transactions, other than compensation arrangements, expense allowances, and other similar items in the ordinary course of business. However, disclosure of transactions that are eliminated in the preparation of consolidated or combined financial statements is not required in those statements. The disclosures shall include: a. the nature of the relationship(s) involved b. description of the transactions, including transactions to which no amounts or nominal amounts were ascribed, for each of the periods for which income statements are presented, and such other information deemed necessary to an understanding of the effects of the transactions on the financial statements; c. the dollar amounts of transactions for each of the periods for which income statements are presented and the effects of any change in the method of establishing the terms
from that used in the preceding period; and d. amounts due from or to related parties as of the date of each balance sheet presented and, if not otherwise apparent, the terms and manner of settlement.
Commitment and Contingencies
The Company follows subtopic 450-20 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to report accounting for contingencies. Certain conditions may exist as of the date the consolidated financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the
Company or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought therein.
If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potential material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, and an estimate of the range of possible losses, if determinable and material, would be disclosed.
Loss contingencies considered remote are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantees would be disclosed. Management does not believe, based upon information available at this time, that these matters will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. However, there is no assurance that such matters will not materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial position, and results of operations or cash flows.
The Company follows paragraph 605-10-S99-1 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for revenue recognition. The Company recognizes revenue when it is realized or realizable and earned. The Company considers revenue realized or realizable and earned when all of the following criteria are met: (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (ii) the product has been shipped or the services have been rendered to the customer, (iii) the sales price is fixed or determinable, and (iv) collectability is reasonably assured.
The Company derives its revenues from sales of its products, with revenues being generated upon the shipment of merchandise. Persuasive evidence of an arrangement is demonstrated via sales invoice or contract; the sales price to the customer is fixed upon acceptance of the signed purchase order or contract and there is no separate sales rebate, discount, or volume incentive.
The Company follows Section 605-45-45 (formerly EITF 99-19) (“ASC Section 605-45-45”) of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for revenue recognition for this revenue stream by reporting revenue net since the Company (i) does not acts as principal in the transaction, (ii) takes no title to the products, (iii) has no risks and rewards of ownership, such as the risk of loss for collection, delivery, or returns, and (iv) does act as an agent or broker (including performing services, in substance, as an agent or broker) with compensation on a commission or fee basis on its sales. The management of the Company determined that the
Company should report revenue based on the net amount billed to a customer when considering each of the following eight (8) indicators of gross revenue reporting listed in ASC Paragraph 605-45-45-4 through 605-45-45-14 as specified (1) The entity is not the primary obligor in the arrangement; (2) The entity has no general inventory risk (before customer order is placed or upon customer return); (3) The entity has no latitude in establishing price; (4) The entity does not change the product or performs part of the service; (5) The entity has discretion in supplier selection — The Company has multiple suppliers for the products ordered by a customer and discretion to select the supplier that will provide the product(s) or service(s) ordered by a customer; (6) The entity is not involved in the determination of product or service specifications — The
Company does not determine the nature, type, characteristics, or specifications of the product(s) or service(s) ordered by the customer; (7) The entity has no physical loss inventory risk of purchased inventories after customer order; and (8) The entity has no credit risk.
Shipping and Handling Costs
The Company accounts for shipping and handling fees in accordance with paragraph 605-45-45-19 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. While amounts charged to customers for shipping products are included in revenues, the related costs are classified in cost of goods sold as incurred.
Income Tax Provision
The Company accounts for income taxes under Section 740-10-30 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, which requires recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are based on the differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance to the extent management concludes it is more likely than not that the assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable
income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income in the period that includes the enactment date.
The Company adopted section 740-10-25 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“Section 740-10-25”). Section 740-10-25 addresses the determination of whether tax benefits claimed or expected to be claimed on a tax return should be recorded in the financial statements. Under Section 740-10-25, the Company may recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty (50) percent likelihood of being realized upon
ultimate settlement. Section 740-10-25 also provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties on income taxes, accounting in interim periods and requires increased disclosures.
The estimated future tax effects of temporary differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities are reported in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, as well as tax credit carry-backs and carry-forwards. The Company periodically reviews the recoverability of deferred tax assets recorded on its consolidated balance sheets and provides valuation allowances as management deems necessary.
Management makes judgments as to the interpretation of the tax laws that might be challenged upon an audit and cause changes to previous estimates of tax liability. In addition, the Company operates within multiple taxing jurisdictions and is subject to audit in these jurisdictions. In management’s opinion, adequate provisions for income taxes have been made for all years. If actual taxable income by tax jurisdiction varies from estimates, additional allowances or reversals of reserves may be necessary.
Uncertain Tax Positions
The Company did not take any uncertain tax positions and had no adjustments to its income tax liabilities or benefits pursuant to the provisions of Section 740-10-25 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013 or 2012.
Net Income (Loss)per Common Share
Net income (loss) per common share is computed pursuant to section 260-10-45 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Basic net income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock and potentially dilutive outstanding shares of common stock during the period to reflect the potential dilution that could occur from common shares issuable through contingent share arrangements, stock options and warrants.
There were no potentially dilutive common shares outstanding for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013 or 2012.
Cash Flows Reporting
The Company adopted paragraph 230-10-45-24 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for cash flows reporting, classifies cash receipts and payments according to whether they stem from operating, investing, or financing activities and provides definitions of each category, and uses the indirect or reconciliation method (“Indirect method”) as defined by paragraph 230-10-45-25 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to report net cash flow from operating activities by adjusting net income to reconcile it to net cash flow from operating activities by removing the effects of (a) all deferrals of past operating cash receipts and payments and all accruals of expected future operating cash receipts and payments and (b) all items that are included in net income that do not affect operating cash receipts and payments. The
Company reports the reporting currency equivalent of foreign currency cash flows, using the current exchange rate at the time of the cash flows and the effect of exchange rate changes on cash held in foreign currencies is reported as a separate item in the reconciliation of beginning and ending balances of cash and cash equivalents and separately provides information about investing and financing activities not resulting in cash receipts or payments in the period pursuant to paragraph 830-230-45-1 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification.
The Company follows the guidance in Section 855-10-50 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for the disclosure of subsequent events. The Company will evaluate subsequent events through the date when the financial statements were issued. Pursuant to ASU 2010-09 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, the Company as an SEC filer considers its financial statements issued when they are widely distributed to users, such as through filing them on EDGAR.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-02, "Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income." The ASU adds new disclosure requirements for items reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component and their corresponding effect on net income. The ASU is effective for public entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2013.
In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, issued ASU No. 2013-04, "Liabilities (Topic 405): Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date." This ASU addresses the recognition, measurement, and disclosure of certain obligations resulting from joint and several arrangements including debt arrangements, other contractual obligations, and settled litigation and judicial rulings. The ASU is effective for public entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013.
In March 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-05, "Foreign Currency Matters (Topic 830): Parent's Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity." This ASU addresses the accounting for the cumulative translation adjustment when a parent either sells a part or all of its investment in a foreign entity or no longer holds a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets that is a nonprofit activity or a business within a foreign entity. The guidance outlines the events when cumulative translation adjustments should be released into net income and is intended by FASB to eliminate some disparity in current accounting practice. This ASU is effective prospectively for fiscal years, and
interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013.
In March 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-07, “Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205): Liquidation Basis of Accounting.” The amendments require an entity to prepare its financial statements using the liquidation basis of accounting when liquidation is imminent. Liquidation is imminent when the likelihood is remote that the entity will return from liquidation and either (a) a plan for liquidation is approved by the person or persons with the authority to make such a plan effective and the likelihood is remote that the execution of the plan will be blocked by other parties or (b) a plan for liquidation is being imposed by other forces (for example, involuntary bankruptcy). If a plan for liquidation was specified in the entity’s governing documents from the entity’s inception (for example, limited-life entities), the entity should apply the liquidation basis of accounting only if the approved plan for liquidation differs from
the plan for liquidation that was specified at the entity’s inception. The amendments require financial statements prepared using the liquidation basis of accounting to present relevant information about an entity’s expected resources in liquidation by measuring and presenting assets at the amount of the expected cash proceeds from liquidation. The entity should include in its presentation of assets any items it had not previously recognized under U.S. GAAP but that it expects to either sell in liquidation or use in settling liabilities (for example, trademarks). The amendments are effective for entities that determine liquidation is imminent during annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2013, and interim reporting periods therein. Entities should apply the requirements prospectively from the day that liquidation becomes imminent. Early adoption is permitted.
Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, if adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying financial statements.
The Company completed the annual impairment test of property and equipment and determined that there was no impairment as the fair value of property and equipment, substantially exceeded their carrying values at September 30, 2013.
Note 5 – Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets
Prepaid expenses and other current assets are comprised of the following:
Notes Payable to Arun Govil, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer was $1,107,484 and accrues interest at 5% per annum. The note payable is unsecured and has no due date.
Note 7 – Convertible Debenture
On September 8th, 2009, Cemtrex, Inc. entered into a letter agreement with Arun Govil, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Pursuant to the letter agreement Arun Govil agreed to cancel the convertible promissory note, held by him, dated April 30, 2007. The principal balance of the Note was $1,300,000. Pursuant to the terms of the Note, the Outstanding Amount was convertible into 30,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. Pursuant to the letter agreement, in return for cancelling the Note, the Company issued Arun Govil 2,500,000 shares of common
stock of the Company, par value $0.001 and 1,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock of the Company, par value $0.001. Mr. Govil agreed to forfeit 27,500,000 shares of common stock issuable as per the original terms of the Note.
Note 8– Stockholders’ Equity
Series A Preferred Stock
The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value. Each Series A Preferred Share shall be entitled to the number of votes equal to the result of: (i) the number of shares of common stock of the Company issued and outstanding at the time of such vote multiplied by 1.01; divided by (ii) the total number of Series A Preferred Shares issued and outstanding at the time of such vote, at each meeting of shareholders of the Company with respect to any and all matters presented to the shareholders of the
Company for their action or consideration, including the election of directors. Holders of Series A Preferred Shares shall vote together with the holders of Common Shares as a single class. On September 8th , 2009, the Company issued 1,000,000 Series A Preferred Shares to Arun Govil, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in conjunction with the conversion of a convertible note.
The Company is authorized to issue 60,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value.
During the fourth quarter, 2012 the Company issued 776,000 shares of common stock for proceeds of $100,000.
Note 9 – Commitments & Contingencies
The Company leases its principal office at Farmingdale, New York, 4000 square feet of office and warehouse/shop space in a single story commercial structure on a month to month lease from Ducon Technologies Inc., at a monthly rental of $4,000.
The Company’s subsidiary Griffin Filters LLC leases approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space in Liverpool, New York from a third party in a five (5) year lease at a monthly rent of $4,225 which expired on March 31, 2012.
The Company had sales to Ducon Technologies, Inc., a related party, totaling $10,799,872 and $7,260,425 for the years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 representing 78.9% and 62.7% of total sales. The accounts receivable from Ducon Technologies, Inc. totaled $1,206,372 and $354,786 at September 30, 2013 and 2012 representing 65.3% and .54.8% respectively.
The Company accounts for income taxes under the provisions of FASB ASC 740, “Income Taxes”, formerly referenced as SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes”. Under the provisions of FASB ASC 740, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between their financial statement carrying values and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date.
Significant judgment is required in determining any valuation allowance recorded against deferred tax assets. In assessing the need for a valuation allowance, the Company considers all available evidence including past operating results, estimates of future taxable income, and the feasibility of tax planning strategies. In the event that the Company changes its determination as to the amount of deferred tax assets that can be realized, the Company will adjust its valuation allowance with a corresponding impact to the provision for income taxes in the period in which such determination is made.
At September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Company has net operating loss carryovers of approximately $ -0- and $115,000 which can be carried forward to offset taxable income. Unless used the net operating loss carryforward will expire in 2029.
Note 12 – Subsequent Events
The Company has evaluated all events that occur after the balance sheet date through the date when the financial statements were issued to determine if they must be reported. The Management of the Company determined that there were noreportable subsequent events to be disclosed.
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