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Form 10-Q for COMMAND SECURITY CORP


31-Jan-2014

Quarterly Report


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

The following Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations should be read in conjunction with our condensed financial statements and the related notes contained in this quarterly report.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain of our statements contained in this Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section of this quarterly report and, in particular, those under the heading "Outlook," contain forward-looking statements. The words "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "plans," "intend" and "continue," or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology typically identify such statements. These statements are based on our management's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate generally, and other beliefs of and assumptions made by our management, some or many of which may be incorrect. In addition, other written or verbal statements that constitute forward-looking statements may be made by us or on our behalf. While our management believes these statements are accurate, our business is dependent upon general economic conditions and various conditions specific to the industries in which we operate. Moreover, we believe that the current business environment is more challenging and difficult than it has been in the past several years, if not longer. Many of our customers, particularly those that are primarily involved in the aviation industry, are currently experiencing substantial financial and business difficulties. If the business of any substantial customer or group of customers fails or is materially and adversely affected by the current economic environment or otherwise, they may seek to substantially reduce their expenditures for our services. Any loss of business from our substantial customers could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that we have made in this quarterly report. Further, other factors, including, but not limited to, those relating to the shortage of qualified labor, competitive conditions and adverse changes in economic conditions of the various markets in which we operate, could adversely impact our business, operations and financial condition and cause our actual results to fail to meet our expectations, as expressed in the forward-looking statements that we have made in this quarterly report. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that we may not be able to accurately predict. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

As provided for under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, we wish to caution shareholders and investors that the important factors under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to our fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 could cause our actual financial condition and results from operations to differ materially from our anticipated results or other expectations expressed in our forward-looking statements in this quarterly report.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Critical accounting policies are defined as those most important to the portrayal of a company's financial condition and results and that require the most difficult, subjective or complex judgments. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The estimates that we make include allowances for doubtful accounts, depreciation and amortization, income tax assets and insurance reserves. Estimates are based on historical experience, where applicable, or other assumptions that management believes are reasonable under the circumstances. We have identified the policies described below as our critical accounting policies. Due to the inherent uncertainty involved in making estimates, actual results may differ from those estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

Revenue Recognition

We record revenues as services are provided to our customers. Revenues consist primarily of aviation and security services, which are typically billed at hourly rates. These rates may vary depending on base, overtime and holiday time worked. Revenue for administrative services provided to other security companies are calculated as a percentage of the administrative service customer's revenue and are recognized when billings for the related security services are generated. Revenue is reported net of applicable taxes.

Accounts Receivable

We periodically evaluate the requirement for providing for billing adjustments and/or reflect the extent to which we will be able to collect our accounts receivable. We provide for billing adjustments where management determines that there is a likelihood of a significant adjustment for disputed billings. Criteria used by management to evaluate the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts include, among others, the creditworthiness of the customer, current trends, prior payment performance, the age of the receivables and our overall historical loss experience. Individual accounts are charged off against the allowance as management deems them to be uncollectible.

Intangible Assets

Intangible assets are stated at cost and consist primarily of customer lists and borrowing costs which are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of three to ten years, and goodwill, which is reviewed annually for impairment. The life assigned to acquired customer lists is based on management's estimate of our expected customer attrition rate. The attrition rate is estimated based on historical contract longevity and management's operating experience. We test for impairment annually or when events and circumstances warrant such a review, if earlier. Any potential impairment is evaluated based on anticipated undiscounted future cash flows and actual customer attrition in accordance with FASB ASC 360, Property, Plant and Equipment .

Insurance Reserves

General liability estimated accrued liabilities are calculated on an undiscounted basis based on actual claim data and estimates of incurred but not reported claims developed utilizing historical claim trends. Projected settlements and incurred but not reported claims are estimated based on pending claims, historical trends and related data.

Workers' compensation annual costs are comprised of premiums as well as incurred losses as determined at the end of the coverage period, subject to minimum and maximum amounts. Workers' compensation insurance claims and reserves include accruals of estimated settlements for known claims, as well as accruals of estimates for claims incurred but not yet reported as provided by a third party. In estimating these accruals, we consider historical loss experience and make judgments about the expected levels of costs per claim. We believe our estimates of future liability are reasonable based upon our methodology; however, changes in health care costs, accident frequency and severity and other factors could materially affect the estimate for these liabilities. The Company continually monitors changes in claim type and incident and evaluates the workers' compensation insurance accrual, making necessary adjustments based on the evaluation of these qualitative data points.

Income Taxes

Income taxes are based on income (loss) for financial reporting purposes and reflect a current tax liability (asset) for the estimated taxes payable (recoverable) in the current year tax return and changes in deferred taxes. Deferred tax assets or liabilities are determined based on differences between financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using enacted tax laws and rates. A valuation allowance is provided on deferred tax assets if it is determined that it is more likely than not that the asset will not be realized.

We recognize the effect of income tax positions only if those positions will more likely than not be sustained. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgment occurs. In the event that interest and/or penalties are assessed in connection with our tax filings, interest will be recorded as interest expense and penalties as selling, general and administrative expense. We did not have any unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2013 and 2012.

Stock Based Compensation

FASB ASC 718, Stock Compensation, requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, to be recognized in the financial statements based on their fair values at grant date and the recognition of the related expense over the period in which the share-based compensation vests. We use the modified-prospective transition method. Under the modified-prospective transition method, we recognize compensation expense in our financial statements issued subsequent to the date of adoption for all share-based payments granted, modified or settled. Non-cash charges of $121,487 and $170,895 for stock based compensation have been recorded for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Reclassifications

Certain amounts previously reported for prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation in the accompanying condensed financial statements. Such reclassifications had no effect on the results of operations or shareholders' equity as previously recorded.

Overview

We principally provide uniformed security officers and aviation services to commercial, residential, financial, industrial, aviation and governmental customers through approximately 30 offices throughout the United States. In conjunction with providing these services, we assume responsibility for a variety of functions, including recruiting, hiring, training and supervising all operating personnel as well as paying such personnel and providing them with uniforms, benefits and workers' compensation insurance.

Our customer-focused mission is to provide the best personalized supervision and management attention necessary to deliver timely and efficient security solutions so that our customers can operate in safe environments without disruption or loss. Technology underpins our efficiency, accuracy and dependability. We rely on a sophisticated software system that integrates scheduling, payroll and billing functions.

Renewing and extending existing contracts and obtaining new contracts are crucial to our ability to generate revenues, earnings and cash flow. In addition, our growth strategy involves the acquisition and integration of complementary businesses in order to increase our scale within certain geographical areas, increase our market share in the markets in which we operate, gain market share in the markets in which we do not currently operate and improve our profitability. We intend to pursue suitable acquisition opportunities for contract security officer businesses. We frequently evaluate acquisition opportunities and, at any given time, may be in various stages of due diligence or preliminary discussions with respect to a number of potential acquisitions. However, we cannot assure you that we will identify any suitable acquisition candidates or, if identified, that we will be able to complete the acquisition of such candidates on favorable terms or at all.

The global security industry has grown we believe largely due to an increasing desire for security to combat crime and terrorism. In the United States, the demand for security-related products and central station monitoring services also has grown steadily. We believe that there is continued heightened attention to and demand for security due to worldwide events, and the ensuing threat, or perceived threat, of criminal and terrorist activities. For these reasons, we expect that security will continue to be a key area of focus both domestically in the United States and abroad.

Demand for security officer services is dependent upon a number of factors, including, among other things, demographic trends, general economic variables such as growth in the gross domestic product, unemployment rates, consumer spending levels, perceived and actual crime rates, government legislation, terrorism sensitivity, war/external conflicts and technology.

Results of Operations

Revenues

Our revenues increased by $1,509,164, or 3.9% to $40,439,437 for the three months ended December 31, 2013 from $38,930,273 in the corresponding period of the prior year. The increase in revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2013 was due mainly to: (i) expansion of services provided under a contract with a major transportation company of approximately $450,000; (ii) the addition of new revenues from New York based medical care facilities of approximately $1.2 million; and (iii) expansion of aviation services with existing customers related to temporary construction related security services of approximately $525,000 at both New York LaGuardia and Los Angeles LAX airports. These increases were partly offset by a $250,000 net reduction in revenues with airline customers at New York JFK, LaGuardia and Los Angeles LAX airports.

Our revenues increased by $5,811,151, or 5.2%, to $118,548,024 for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 from $112,736,873 in the corresponding period of the prior year. The increase in revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 was due mainly to: (i) expansion of services provided under a contract with a major transportation company of approximately $1.6 million; (ii) the addition of new revenues from New York based medical care facilities of approximately $2.6 million; (iii) expansion of aviation services with existing customers related to temporary construction related security services of approximately $1.8 million at both New York LaGuardia and Los Angeles LAX airports; and (iv) a net increase of approximately $250,000 in aviation related services with several domestic and international airlines operating primarily at New York LaGuardia and Los Angeles LAX airports, partly offset by net reductions in security services revenues with several industrial, commercial and financial services businesses.

Gross Profit

Our gross profit increased $285,866, or 5.4%, to $5,585,793 (13.8% of revenues) for the three months ended December 31, 2013, from $5,299,927 (13.6% of revenues) in the corresponding period of the prior year. The increase in gross profit was due mainly to the overall increase in revenues and lower general liability self-insurance costs partly offset by increases in direct labor costs.

Our gross profit increased $651,666, or 4.2%, to $16,050,192 (13.5% of revenues) for the nine months ended December 31, 2013, from $15,398,526 (13.7% of revenues) in the corresponding period of the prior year. The increase was due mainly to the overall increase in revenues and lower general liability self-insurance costs partly offset by the impact of competitive pricing pressures.

General and Administrative Expenses

Our general and administrative expenses decreased by $194,483, or 4.3%, to $4,285,709 (10.6% of revenues) for the three months ended December 31, 2013, from $4,480,192 (11.5% of revenues) in the corresponding period of the prior year. The decrease in general and administrative expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2013 was due mainly to: the absence of approximately $315,000 of relocation and restructure costs incurred in the corresponding period of the prior year and an approximate $150,000 decrease in other legal costs including employment related claims settlements partly offset by increased consulting costs, temporary labor expenses and information systems related costs.

Our general and administrative expenses decreased by $152,580, or 1.2%, to $13,073,478 (11.0% of revenues) for the nine months ended December 31, 2013, from $13,226,058 (11.7% of revenues) in the corresponding period of the prior year. The decrease in general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 was due mainly to the absence of approximately $1,060,000 of relocation and restructuring costs recorded during the nine months ended December 31, 2012, offset by: (i) an approximate $300,000 increase in legal defense costs incurred in connection with legal matters related to on-going suits filed against the Company by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Service Employees Health and Welfare Trust Fund; (ii) an approximate $165,000 increase in other legal costs including employment related claims settlements; and (iii) increased consulting costs, temporary labor, recruiting fees and information systems related costs.

Provision for Doubtful Accounts

The provision for doubtful accounts increased by $96,816 and $97,537 for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013, respectively.

We periodically evaluate the requirement for providing for billing adjustments and/or credit losses on our accounts receivable. We provide for billing adjustments in cases where our management determines that there is a likelihood of a significant adjustment for disputed billings. Criteria used by management to evaluate the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts include, among others, the creditworthiness of the customer, current trends, prior payment performance, the age of the receivables and our overall historical loss experience. Individual accounts are charged off against the allowance for doubtful accounts as our management deems them to be uncollectible. We do not know if bad debts will increase in future periods.

Interest Income

Interest income for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013 represents interest earned on cash balances.

Interest Expense

Interest expense increased by $1,430, or 3.9%, to $38,118 for the three months ended December 31, 2013, from $36,688 in the corresponding period of the prior year. The increase in interest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2013 was due primarily to higher average outstanding borrowings under our credit agreement with Wells Fargo, described below.

Interest expense increased by $39,894, or 40.2%, to $139,043 for the nine months ended December 31, 2013, from $99,149 in the corresponding period of the prior year. The increase in interest expense for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 was due primarily to higher average outstanding borrowings under our credit agreement with Wells Fargo, described below.

Asset Dispositions

Asset dispositions result primarily from the sale of vehicles, office equipment and security equipment in the ordinary course of business at prices above or below book value.

The gains and losses on asset dispositions for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 were primarily due to the disposition of transportation equipment.

Provision for income taxes

The provision for income taxes increased by $155,000 and $325,000 for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013, respectively, compared with the corresponding periods of the prior year due mainly to the increase in pre-tax earnings.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

We maintain a commercial revolving loan arrangement, currently with Wells Fargo. We fund our payroll and operations primarily through borrowings under our $20.0 million credit facility with Wells Fargo (the "Credit Agreement"), described below under "Wells Fargo Revolving Credit Facility."

We principally use short-term borrowings under our Credit Agreement to fund our accounts receivable. Our short-term borrowings have supported the increase in accounts receivable associated with our organic growth. We intend to continue to use short-term borrowings to support our working capital requirements.

We believe that our existing funds, cash generated from operations, and existing sources of and access to financing are adequate to satisfy our working capital, capital expenditure and debt service requirements for the foreseeable future. However, we cannot assure you that this will be the case, and we may be required to obtain alternative or additional financing to maintain and expand our existing operations through the sale of our securities, an increase in the amount of available borrowings under our Credit Agreement, obtaining additional financing from other financial institutions or otherwise. The failure by us to obtain such financing, if needed, would have a material adverse effect upon our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Short-Term Borrowings:

On February 12, 2009, we entered into a $20.0 million credit facility (the "Credit Agreement") with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"). This credit facility, which was amended in November 2012 (see below) matures in October 2016, contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including, among other things, covenants requiring us to maintain certain financial ratios and is collateralized by customer accounts receivable and certain other assets of the Company as defined in the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement provides for a letter of credit sub-line in an aggregate amount of up to $3.0 million. The Credit Agreement also provides for interest to be calculated on the outstanding principal balance of the revolving loans at the prime rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 1.50%. For LIBOR loans, interest will be calculated on the outstanding principal balance of the LIBOR loans at the LIBOR rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 1.75%.

On November 6, 2012, we entered into a third amendment (the "Third Amendment") to our Credit Agreement. The Third Amendment (i) allows the Company to repurchase up to an additional $2.0 million of its common stock, subject to certain conditions, (ii) provides for the consent of Wells Fargo to the consolidation and relocation of the Company's headquarters and (iii) amends a financial covenant of the Credit Agreement for certain expenses associated with the consolidation and relocation of the Company's headquarters, which was completed on February 15, 2013.

As of December 31, 2013, the interest rate was 2.0% for LIBOR loans and revolving loans. At December 31, 2013, we had $1.4 million of cash on hand. We also had $8.0 million in LIBOR loans outstanding and $199,223 outstanding under our letters of credit sub-line under the Credit Agreement, representing approximately 50% of the maximum borrowing capacity under the Credit Agreement based on our "eligible accounts receivable" (as defined under the Credit Agreement) as of such date.

We rely on our revolving loan from Wells Fargo, which contains a fixed charge covenant and various other financial and non-financial covenants. If we breach a covenant, Wells Fargo has the right to immediately request the repayment in full of all borrowings under the Credit Agreement, unless Wells Fargo waives the breach. For the nine months ended December 31, 2013, we were in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Agreement.

We may obtain short-term financing to meet our annual property and casualty insurance needs. At December 31, 2013, we had $815,951 of short-term insurance borrowings outstanding.

Investments and Capital Expenditures

We have no material commitments for capital expenditures at this time.

Working Capital

Our working capital increased by $1,791,751, or 15.4%, to $13,425,649 as of December 31, 2013, from $11,633,898 as of March 31, 2013.

We had checks drawn in advance of future deposits of $469,894 at December 31, 2013, compared with $2,098,165 at March 31, 2013. Cash balances, book overdrafts and payroll and related expenses can fluctuate materially from day to day depending on such factors as collections, timing of billing and payroll dates, and are covered via advances from the revolving loan as checks are presented for payment.

Outlook

Strategic Initiatives

The Board of Directors and management have initiated a number of strategic actions since Craig P. Coy, our Chief Executive Officer, joined the Company in January 2012. These actions have strengthened the Company's competitive capabilities and organizational effectiveness. The consolidation of the corporate office, completed in February 2013, has significantly improved the coordination and integration of the Company's functional activities. Also, the addition of Mr. Mark L. Sullivan, former Director of the U.S. Secret Service, to our Board of Directors has broadened the Company's insights across the Homeland Security marketplace. In addition, the Company's continuing initiatives include:

The upgrade and renewal of the Company's enterprise operating platform, which is well underway with improvements to our administrative and operational processes being realized;

The evaluation of opportunities following the award of the General Services Administration (GSA) contract, which was completed in September 2013, and;

Ongoing reviews of our market position and product and service offerings including growth opportunities.

These and other strategic initiatives may result in future costs related to severance and other employee-related matters, litigation risks and expenses and other costs. At this time we are unable to determine the scope of these potential costs.

Financial Results

Our future revenues will largely depend on our ability to gain additional business from new and existing customers in our security officer and aviation services divisions at acceptable margins, while minimizing terminations of contracts with existing customers. In addition, our growth strategy involves the acquisition and integration of complementary businesses to increase our scale within certain geographical areas, capture market share in the markets in which we operate, enter new markets and improve our profitability. We intend to pursue acquisition opportunities for contract security officer businesses. Our ability to complete future acquisitions will depend on our ability to identify suitable acquisition candidates, negotiate acceptable terms for their acquisition and, if necessary, finance those acquisitions. Our security services division continues to experience organic growth over recent quarters and over the past few years, as demand for our security services has steadily increased. Our current focus is on increasing our revenues, as our sales and marketing team and branch managers' work to develop new business and retain profitable contracts. However, several of our airline and security services customers have reduced capacity within their systems, which typically results in reductions of service hours provided by us to such customers. Also, competition from other security services companies impacts our ability to gain or maintain sales, gross margins and/or employees. Since September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration have implemented numerous security measures that affect airline operations, including expanded cargo and baggage screening, and are likely to implement additional measures in the future. Additional measures taken to enhance either passenger or cargo security procedures in the future may increase the airline industry's demand for third party services provided by us. Additionally, our aviation services division is continually subject to such government regulation, which has adversely affected us in the past with the federalization of the pre-board screening services and the document verification process at several of our domestic airport locations.

Our gross profit margin during the nine months ended December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 was 13.5% and 13.7% respectively. We expect our gross profit . . .

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