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Perfumania Holdings Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K/A)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: June 1, 2010 05:18PM

Perfumania Holdings Inc. (PERF) filed Amended Annual Report for the period ended 2010-01-30. Perfumania Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $84.28 million; its shares were traded at around $9.4 with and P/S ratio of 0.16. Perfumania Holdings Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.4% over the past 10 years.



Highlight of Business Operations:

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $4.0 million as of July 31, 2009, based on the closing sale price of $2.41 per share.

We pay each nonemployee director a $25,000 annual retainer. In addition, the nonemployee directors earn $10,000 per year for service as Chair of the Audit Committee, $5,000 per year for other members of the Audit Committee, $3,000 per year for service as Chair of each other Committee of the Board of Directors, and $2,500 per year for other members of each other Committee. We also reimburse their expenses in connection with their activities as directors.

At the closing of the Merger on August 11, 2008, we entered into a new senior credit facility with a number of bank lenders. The Convertible Note was originally secured by assets of E Com Ventures, Inc. (our name before the Merger) (“E Com”), but, in connection with this financing, Glenn and Stephen Nussdorf released and terminated their security interest. The Merger Agreement and the senior credit facility also required Model Reorg to refinance certain affiliate debt. At the closing of the Merger, estate planning trusts established by Glenn, Stephen and Arlene Nussdorf loaned an aggregate of approximately $55 million to us pursuant to unsecured subordinated promissory notes (the “Nussdorf Trust Notes”). At the same time, we issued an unsecured subordinated promissory note in the principal amount of $35 million to Quality King (the “Quality King Note”). The Nussdorf Trust Notes and the Quality King Note are subordinated to our senior credit facility. On May 26, 2009, we and the holders of the Nussdorf Trust Notes and the Quality King Note amended those notes to provide that no payments of principal or interest may be made before the maturity of the senior credit facility on August 11, 2011. The maturity date of the Nussdorf Trust Notes is February 8, 2012, and that of the Quality King Note is June 30, 2012. The Nussdorf Trust Notes bear interest at a rate equal to 2% over the rate in effect from time to time on the revolving loans under the senior credit facility, and the Quality King Note bears interest at a rate equal to 1% over the rate in effect from time to time on the revolving loans under the senior credit facility. We recorded interest expense on the Nussdorf Trust Notes and the Quality King Note of approximately $2.8 million for fiscal 2008 and approximately $7.6 million for fiscal 2009. However, no payments of principal or interest have been made on the Nussdorf Trust Notes or the Quality King Note.

The affiliate debt that was refinanced in connection with the Merger consisted of a promissory note issued by Model Reorg to Quality King in 2002 in order to supplement a revolving line of credit entered into jointly by Model Reorg and Quality King with an unaffiliated syndicate of lenders. The highest balance of principal and accrued interest owed under this promissory note since the beginning of fiscal 2008 was $115.8 million, and interest expense charged to operations relating to this note was $2.5 million during fiscal 2008.

E Com issued the Convertible Note in the principal amount of $5,000,000 to Stephen and Glenn Nussdorf on December 9, 2004 in exchange for a $5,000,000 subordinated secured demand loan they had made to us in March 2004. The Convertible Note bears interest at the prime rate plus 1% and requires quarterly interest payments. It matured in January 2009, but we are prohibited from repaying the principal while the senior credit facility remains outstanding. The Convertible Note was previously secured by a security interest in our assets, but in connection with the financings described above, Glenn and Stephen Nussdorf released and terminated the security interests. The Convertible Note is subordinate to all bank related indebtedness and, on May 26, 2009, we and the holders of the Convertible Note amended it to provide that no payments of principal or interest may be made before the maturity of the senior credit facility on August 11, 2011. No payments of principal have been made. We paid approximately $245,000 in interest on the Convertible Note during fiscal 2008, and we made no interest payments during fiscal 2009. The Convertible Note allows Glenn and Stephen Nussdorf to convert any or all of the principal and accrued interest due thereon into shares of our common stock. The conversion price was originally $11.25 per share, which equaled the closing market price of E Com’s common stock on December 9, 2004. The May 26, 2009 amendment provided for a $7.00 per share conversion price.

Effective August 1, 2008, a 2003 shareholder agreement between Model Reorg and Mr. Katz was amended and restated and a $1.9 million promissory note payable to Mr. Katz was issued. This amount was fully accrued at August 1, 2008 and was reflected in accrued expenses and other liabilities. The note, which bears interest at 4% and is payable in equal monthly installments of $53,333 commencing September 1, 2008 and terminating August 1, 2011, was issued in consideration for the termination of a prior arrangement between Mr. Katz and Model Reorg which provided for stock ownership and an earnings participation in Model Reorg. The shareholder agreement includes certain non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality covenants. During fiscal 2008 and the fiscal 2009, the highest principal balance due was $1.9 million, and we paid a total of $1.0 million under this note.

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