UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549 

 

FORM 12b-25

 

NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

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(Check one):   Form 10-K   Form 20-F   Form 11-K    X Form 10-Q   Form 10-D   Form N-SAR   Form N-CSR
     
    For Period Ended: September 30, 2020
     
       Transition Report on Form 10-K
     
       Transition Report on Form 20-F
     
       Transition Report on Form 11-K
     
       Transition Report on Form 10-Q
     
       Transition Report on Form N-SAR
     
   

For the Transition Period Ended:

 

 

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Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.

 

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:

 

PART I — REGISTRANT INFORMATION

 

VPR BRANDS, LP

 

Full Name of Registrant
 

N/A  

Former Name if Applicable

3001 Griffin Road

Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

City, State and Zip Code  

 

PART II — RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)

 

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

 

 

 

(a)  The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense
X (b)  The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
  (c) The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

 

PART III — NARRATIVE

 

State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.

 

The filing of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020 (“Quarterly Report”) will be delayed due to circumstances related to COVID-19 and its impact on the Company’s accounting operations. Management has been focused on analyzing, and taking actions in response to, the impacts and disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the registrant’s business, operations, financial condition and financial reporting processes, including by seeking to maintain the health and safety of its workers and customers, assessing the impact on demand for the registrant’s products, analyzing the availability of government assistance and assessing the disruption to the economy more broadly, This prevented the Company from completing the tasks necessary, without unreasonable effort or expense, to file this Quarterly Report by its November 16, 2020 due date. The registrant anticipates that it will file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q no later than November 23, 2020.

 

PART IV — OTHER INFORMATION

 

(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification
         
Kevin Frija   (954)   715-7001
(Name)   (Area Code)   (Telephone Number)
           

 

(2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no, identify report(s).
  Yes       No 
   
(3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?
  Yes      No 
   
  If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made. See Attachment A hereto.

 

 

ATTACHMENT A

to

Form 12b-25

of

VPR Brands, LP

 

The Company’s revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $993,509 and $1,435,063, respectively. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $2,797,512 and $4,334,358, respectively. The decrease was is related to the ban on flavored e-cigarettes implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and disturbances to our revenue channels from COVID-19.

 

The following summarizes the Company’s statements of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

Revenues

 

Our revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $993,509 and $1,435,063, respectively. The decrease in revenues is related to the ban on flavored e-cigarettes implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and disturbances to our revenue channels from COVID-19.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was $562,057 and $824,429, respectively. The decrease is a result of the decreased sales during the current year. Gross margin remained at 43% due to pricing pressures from the decreased demand related to the industry crisis.

 

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $393,233 as compared to $675,648 for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The decrease in expenses is primarily due cost cutting measures to offset decreased demand.

 

Other Expense

Interest expense increased to $140,908 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to $87,507 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 due to increased borrowings.

Net Loss

Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $102,689 compared to a net loss of $152,521 for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Results of Operations for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

Revenues

 

Our revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $2,797,512 and $4,334,358, respectively. The decrease in revenues is related to the ban on flavored e-cigarettes implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and disturbances to our revenue channels from COVID-19.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was $1,699,876 and $2,628,479, respectively. The decrease is a result of the decreased sales during the current year. Gross margin remained at 39% due to pricing pressures from the decreased demand related to the industry crisis.

 

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $1,242,671 as compared to $1,834,985 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The decrease in expenses is primarily due cost cutting measures to offset decreased demand.

 

Other Expense

Interest expense increased to $429,561 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to $350,952 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 due to increased borrowings.

Net Loss

Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $574,596 compared to a net loss of $480,058 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

VPR BRANDS, LP

(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

         
Date: November 17, 2020 By: /s/ Kevin Frija
      Name: Kevin Frija
      Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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