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Dataram Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

September 18, 2013 | About:
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Dataram Corp. (DRAM) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2013-07-31.

Dataram Corporation has a market cap of $5.1 million; its shares were traded at around $2.91 with and P/S ratio of 0.20.

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On July 27, 2010, the Company entered into an agreement with a financial institution for formula-based secured debt financing of up to $5,000,000. Borrowings are secured by substantially all assets. On March 2, 2012, the agreement was amended to reduce the amount available under the credit facility to $3,500,000 which, according to the Company’s projections, will be sufficient to allow for maximum borrowing under the formulas provided for in the agreement. On May 17, 2012, the agreement was amended and restated. The amended and restated documents reduced the interest rate to prime plus 6%, subject to a minimum of 9.25% and also not less than $8,000 per month. The loan facility allows borrowing of 90% of eligible domestic receivables. In addition, the loan facility allows borrowing of 90% of eligible foreign receivables to a maximum of $500,000 and 25% of eligible inventory to a maximum of 20% of the amount available on receivables. The total credit line remains at $3,500,000 and the Tangible Net Worth covenant is $2,000,000, measured quarterly. The Company agreed to pay an exit fee if it terminates the agreement more than 30 days prior to the one year anniversary of the amended and restated agreement. The amount of financing available to the Company under the agreement varies with the Company’s eligible accounts receivable and inventory. On December 18, 2012, the agreement was amended in exchange for a fee of $7,500 to reduce the Tangible Net Worth covenant to $1,300,000. However, if the Tangible Net Worth falls below $2,000,000, the amount available to borrow on inventory will be capped at $250,000 reduced from $500,000. At July 31, 2013 the Company’s Tangible Net Worth was approximately $757,000. The Company is not in compliance with the Tangible Net Worth covenant therefore the inventory borrowing availability was reduced to $250,000 and the loan is now callable. Management believes that the aggregate $3,500,000 available under this facility combined with current projected losses will not be sufficient to meet its current obligations and the Company will need to raise capital through borrowings or sales of equity securities. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain additional borrowings or complete a sale of equity securities. At July 31, 2013, the Company had approximately $7,000 of additional financing available to it under the terms of the agreement.

Revenues for the three month period ended July 31, 2013 were approximately $7,367,000 compared to revenues of $7,998,000 for the comparable prior year period. The decrease in revenues from the prior year’s first quarter was the result of a decrease in average selling prices of approximately 31%, attributable to a decline in the price of DRAM chips, the primary raw material used in the Company’s products. The decline in average selling price was partially offset by an increase in volume of approximately 11%.

Cost of sales for the three month period ended July 31, 2013 was $5,805,000 versus $6,304,000 in the prior year comparable period. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenues for the fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2013 and 2012 were 79%. Fluctuations in cost of sales as a percentage of revenues are not unusual and can result from many factors, some of which are a rapid change in the price of DRAMs, or a change in product mix possibly resulting from a large order or series of orders for a particular product or a change in customer mix. The Company eliminated approximately $283,000 of annualized expense in the fiscal 2014’s first quarter, which resulted in a charge of approximately $53,000.

Income tax expense for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and 2013 were zero. The Company utilizes the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes in accordance with the provisions of the “Expenses – Income Taxes Topic” of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”). Under the asset and liability method, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. A valuation allowance is provided when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred income tax assets will not be realized. The Company considers certain tax planning strategies in its assessment as to the recoverability of its tax assets. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred income tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in earnings in the period that the tax rate changes. The Company recognizes, in its consolidated financial statements, the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not to be sustained on audit, based on technical merits of the position. There are no material unrecognized tax positions in the financial statements. As of July 31, 2013, the Company had Federal and state net operating loss (“NOL”) carry-forwards of approximately $23,500,000 and $21,800,000, respectively. These can be used to offset future taxable income and expire between 2023 and 2033 for Federal tax purposes and 2016 and 2033 for state tax purposes. The Company’s NOL carry-forwards are a component of its deferred income tax assets which are reported net of a full valuation allowance in the Company’s consolidated financial statements at July 31, 2013 and April 30, 2013.

Income Taxes - The Company utilizes the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes in accordance with the provisions of the Expenses – Income Taxes Topic of the FASB ASC. Under the asset and liability method, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. A valuation allowance is provided when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred income tax assets will not be realized. The Company considers certain tax planning strategies in its assessment as to the recoverability of its tax assets. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred income tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in earnings in the period that the tax rate changes. The Company recognizes, in its consolidated financial statements, the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not to be sustained on audit, based on technical merits of the position. There are no material unrecognized tax positions in the financial statements.

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