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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

þ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020

 

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission File No. 000-30351

 

DEEP DOWN, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   75-2263732
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     

18511 Beaumont Highway,

Houston, Texas

  77049
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 517-5000

 

Not applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
N/A N/A N/A

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  þ Yes   ¨ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes þ No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨ Accelerated filer   ¨
   
Non-accelerated filer   þ Smaller reporting company   þ
   
  Emerging growth company  ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No  þ

 

At August 10, 2020, there were 12,391,365 shares outstanding of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share.

 

     

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS FORM 10-Q

 

Unless otherwise indicated, references to “we,” “us,” and “our” in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Report”) refer collectively to Deep Down, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Deep Down”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary Deep Down, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Deep Down Delaware”). Our current operations are primarily conducted under Deep Down Delaware.

 

Readers should consider the following information as they review this Report:

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

The statements contained or incorporated by reference in this Report that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include any statement that may project, indicate or imply future results, events, performance or achievements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations that involve several risks and uncertainties. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “could,” “estimate,” or “anticipate,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Given the risks and uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on such statements. Forward-looking statements included in this Report speak only as of the date of this Report and are not guarantees of future performance. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, such expectations may prove to be incorrect. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The risks and uncertainties mentioned previously relate to, among other matters, the following:

 

  Economic uncertainty and financial market conditions may impact our customer base, suppliers and backlog;
     
  Our backlog is subject to unexpected adjustments and cancellations and, therefore, may not be a reliable indicator of our future earnings;
     
  The volatility of oil and natural gas prices;
     
  Our use of percentage-of-completion accounting could result in volatility in our results of operations;
     
  A portion of our contracts may contain terms with penalty provisions;
     
  Fluctuations in the price and supply of raw materials used to manufacture our products may reduce our profits and could materially impact our ability to meet commitments to our customers;
     
  Our operations could be adversely impacted by the continuing effects of government regulations;
     
  International and political events may adversely affect our operations;

 

 

 

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  Our operating results may vary significantly from quarter to quarter;
     
  We may be unsuccessful at generating profitable internal growth;
     
  The departure of key personnel could disrupt our business;
     
  Our business requires skilled labor, and we may be unable to attract and retain qualified employees;
     
  Unfavorable legal outcomes could have a negative impact on our business; and
     
  The impact of global health crises, including epidemics and pandemics.

 

Document Summaries

 

Descriptions of documents and agreements contained in this Report are provided in summary form only, and such summaries are qualified in their entirety by reference to the actual documents and agreements filed as exhibits to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, other periodic and current reports we have filed with the SEC, or this Report.

 

Access to Filings

 

Access to our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto, filed with or furnished to the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act, as well as reports filed by our executive officers and directors pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act, may be obtained through our website (www.deepdowninc.com) as soon as reasonably practicable after we, or our executive officers and directors, have filed or furnished such material with the SEC. The contents of our website are not, and shall not be deemed to be, incorporated into this Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page No.
     
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
  Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 1
  Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 2
  Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 3
  Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 4
  Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 14
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 18
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 18
   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
   
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 19
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 19
Item 6. Exhibits 19
     
Signatures 20
Exhibit Index 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

DEEP DOWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

    June 30, 2020     December 31, 2019  
    (In thousands, except per share data)  
ASSETS            
Current assets:                
Cash   $ 3,664     $ 3,523  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $498 and $50, respectively     4,354       4,454  
Contract assets     585       814  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     98       156  
Total current assets     8,701       8,947  
Property, plant and equipment, net     2,992       7,964  
Intangibles, net     47       50  
Right-of-use operating lease assets     3,742       4,334  
Other assets     439       256  
Total assets   $ 15,921     $ 21,551  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 2,094     $ 2,204  
Contract liabilities     956       623  
Current portion of PPP loan payable     553        
Current lease liabilities     1,213       1,181  
Total current liabilities     4,816       4,008  
                 
PPP loan payable     558        
Operating lease liability, long-term     2,561       3,180  
Total liabilities     7,935       7,188  
                 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)                
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 24,500,000 shares authorized, 15,756,010 and 15,906,010 shares issued, respectively     16       16  
Additional paid-in capital     73,595       73,521  
Treasury stock, 3,364,645 and 2,620,830 shares, respectively, at cost     (2,808 )     (2,284 )
Accumulated deficit     (62,817 )     (56,890 )
Total stockholders' equity     7,986       14,363  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 15,921     $ 21,551  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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DEEP DOWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
  June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
  (In thousands, except per share data)  
Revenues   $ 2,725     $ 5,269     $ 6,330     $ 11,568  
Cost of sales:                                
Cost of sales     1,216       3,022       3,458       6,787  
Depreciation expense     242       282       482       559  
Total cost of sales     1,458       3,304       3,940       7,346  
Gross profit     1,267       1,965       2,390       4,222  
Operating expenses:                                
Selling, general and administrative     2,005       2,007       3,698       4,001  
Depreciation and amortization     61       70       122       138  
Asset impairment     4,490             4,490        
Total operating expenses     6,556       2,077       8,310       4,139  
Operating income (loss)     (5,289 )     (112 )     (5,920 )     83  
Other income:                                
Interest (expense) income, net     (1 )     5       (2 )     12  
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment                       15  
Total other income (expense)     (1 )     5       (2 )     27  
Income (loss) before income taxes     (5,290 )     (107 )     (5,922 )     110  
Income tax expense           5       5       10  
Net income (loss)   $ (5,290 )   $ (112 )   $ (5,927 )   $ 100  
Net income (loss) per share:                                
Basic   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.47 )   $ 0.01  
Fully diluted   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.47 )   $ 0.01  
Weighted-average shares outstanding:                                
Basic     12,492       13,412       12,601       13,461  
Fully diluted     12,492       13,412       12,601       13,461  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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DEEP DOWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(UNAUDITED) 

 

              Additional                    
  Common Stock     Paid-in     Treasury     Accumulated        
(In thousands)   Shares (#)     Amount ($)     Capital     Stock     Deficit     Total  
Balance at December 31, 2018     15,706     $ 16     $ 73,271     $ (2,062 )   $ (54,116 )   $ 17,109  
Net income                             212       212  
Treasury shares purchased                       (170 )           (170 )
Share-based compensation                 104                   104  
Balance at March 31, 2019   $ 15,706     $ 16     $ 73,375     $ (2,232 )   $ (53,904 )   $ 17,255  
                                                 
Net loss                             (112 )     (112 )
Treasury shares purchased                       (48 )           (48 )
Share-based compensation                 24                   24  
Balance at June 30, 2019   $ 15,706     $ 16     $ 73,399     $ (2,280 )   $ (54,016 )   $ 17,119  
                                                 
Balance at December 31, 2019     15,906     $ 16     $ 73,521     $ (2,284 )   $ (56,890 )   $ 14,363  
Net loss                             (637 )     (637 )
Treasury shares purchased                       (524 )           (524 )
Share-based compensation                 50                   50  
Balance at March 31, 2020     15,906     $ 16     $ 73,571     $ (2,808 )   $ (57,527 )   $ 13,252  
                                                 
Net loss                             (5,290 )     (5,290 )
Treasury shares purchased                                    
Share-based compensation                 24                   24  
Balance at June 30, 2020     15,906     $ 16     $ 73,595     $ (2,808 )   $ (62,817 )   $ 7,986  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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DEEP DOWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED) 

 

    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2020     2019  
    (In thousands)  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income (loss)   $ (5,927 )   $ 100  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Share-based compensation     74       128  
Depreciation and amortization     604       697  
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment           (15 )
Bad debt expense     448        
Non-cash lease expense     5       17  
Loss on asset impairment     4,490        
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     (348 )     (760 )
Contract assets     229       712  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     51       (89 )
Other assets     (200 )     39  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     (110 )     (495 )
Contract liabilities     333       (731 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (351 )     (397 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment           42  
Purchases of property, plant and equipment     (102 )     (7 )
Payments received on note receivable (included in Prepaid expenses and other current assets)     7       510  
Short term investment - (certificate of deposit)           1,035  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     (95 )     1,580  
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Principal payment on long-term debt           (6 )
Repurchase of common shares     (524 )     (218 )
Proceeds from PPP loan     1,111        
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     587       (224 )
Change in cash     141       959  
Cash, beginning of period     3,523       2,015  
Cash, end of period   $ 3,664     $ 2,974  
                 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Amounts in thousands except per share amounts)

 

NOTE 1: BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Deep Down, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary (“Deep Down”, “we”, “us” or the “Company”) were prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) pertaining to interim financial information and instructions to Form 10-Q. As permitted under those rules, certain notes or other financial information that are normally required by United States generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”) can be condensed or omitted. Therefore, these statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements, and notes thereto, included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, the disclosed amounts of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses. If the underlying estimates and assumptions upon which the financial statements are based change in future periods, then the actual amounts may differ from those included in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.

 

Liquidity

 

The Company’s cash on hand was $3,664 and working capital was $3,885 as of June 30, 2020. As of December 31, 2019, cash on hand and working capital was $3,523 and $4,939, respectively. The Company does not have a credit facility in place and generally depends on cash on hand, cash flows from operations, and the potential opportunistic sales of property, plant and equipment (“PP&E”) to meet its liquidity needs.

 

The Company cannot predict with certainty the overall impact of the abrupt decline in oil prices and global economic disruption caused by COVID-19 on the Company’s operations and cash flows. The Company has taken steps to mitigate the challenges presented by the current macro environment, including workforce reductions, wage reductions, rent abatement, and limiting capital expenditures and research and development efforts to only critical items. The Company continues to seek further cost reduction opportunities to preserve liquidity.

 

The change in operating assets and liabilities for the six months ended June 30, 2020 resulted in a $45 decrease in cash. The decrease in cash was primarily a result of slower collections of accounts receivable. Despite actively engaging our customers, collections were impacted by customers focusing on cash conservation and remote working arrangements impacting our ability to collect. As a result of prolonged customer payment terms and uncertainty around certain customers’ liquidity, the Company recorded a $448 reserve for doubtful accounts receivable for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

 

The Company applied for a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. On April 29, 2020, the Company received a loan in the amount of $1,111, which was used to finance payroll, rent, and utilities over the balance of the second quarter of 2020. The loan principal and related interest accrued may be forgivable, partially or in full, if certain conditions are met.

 

The Company believes it will have adequate liquidity to meet its future operating requirements arising in the normal course of business for the next twelve months through a combination of current cash on hand, cash expected to be generated from operations, current working capital, and potential opportunistic sales of PP&E in addition to pursuing a disciplined approach to making capital investments.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented herein include the accounts of Deep Down, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

 

 

 

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Segments

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company had one operating and reporting segment, Deep Down Delaware.

 

NOTE 2: LEASES

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (“ASC Topic 842”). Under this guidance, lessees are required to recognize on the balance sheet a lease liability and a right-of-use (“ROU”) asset for all leases, except for short-term leases with terms of twelve months or less. The lease liability represents the lessee’s obligation to make lease payments arising from a lease and will be measured as the present value of the lease payments. The ROU asset represents the lessee’s right to use a specified asset for the lease term, and will be measured at the lease liability amount, adjusted for lease prepayment, lease incentives received and the lessee’s initial direct costs.

 

ASC Topic 842 provides for certain practical expedients when adopting the guidance. The Company elected the package of practical expedients allowing the Company, for all leases that commenced prior to the adoption date, to not reassess whether any expired or existing contracts are, or contain, leases, the lease classification for any expired or existing leases, or initial direct costs for any expired or existing leases.

 

The Company utilizes the land easements practical expedient allowing the Company to not assess whether any expired or existing land easements are, or contain, leases if they were not previously accounted for as leases under the existing leasing guidance. Instead, the Company will continue to apply its existing accounting policies to historical land easements. The Company elects to apply the short-term lease exception; therefore, the Company will not record an ROU asset or corresponding lease liability for leases with an initial term of twelve months or less that are not reasonably certain of being renewed and instead will recognize a single lease cost allocated over the lease term, generally on a straight-line basis. The Company elects to apply the practical expedient to not separate lease components from non-lease components and instead account for both as a single lease component for all asset classes.

 

The Company elects to not capitalize any lease in which the estimated value of the underlying asset at the commencement date is less than the Company’s capitalization threshold. A lease would need to qualify for the low value exception based on various criteria.

 

ROU assets and lease liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term and include options to extend or terminate the lease when they are reasonably certain to be exercised. The present value of lease payments is determined primarily using the incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the lease commencement date. Lease agreements with lease and non-lease components are generally accounted for as a single lease component. The Company’s operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and a portion is recorded in cost of sales, and the remainder is recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses. The accounting for some leases may require significant judgment, which includes determining whether a contract contains a lease, determining the incremental borrowing rate to utilize in our net present value calculation of lease payments for lease agreements which do not provide an implicit rate, and assessing the likelihood of renewal or termination options.

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company does not have any finance lease assets or liabilities, nor does the Company have any subleases.

  

The following tables present information about our operating leases:

 

    June 30, 2020     December 31, 2019  
Assets:                
Right-of-use assets   $ 3,742     $ 4,334  
                 
Liabilities:                
Current lease liabilities     1,213       1,181  
Non-current lease liabilities     2,561       3,180  
Total lease liabilities   $ 3,774     $ 4,361  

 

 

 

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The components of the Company’s lease expense are as follows:

 

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Operating lease expense included in Cost of sales   $ 80     $ 308     $ 388     $ 614  
Operating lease expense included in SG&A     14       64       74       130  
Short term lease expense     53       172       87       237  
Total lease expense   $ 147     $ 544     $ 549     $ 981  

 

Lease term and discount rate:

 

    June 30, 2020   December 31, 2019
Weighted-average remaining lease terms on operating leases (yrs.)       2.90   3.28
Weighted-average discount rates on operating leases       5.374%   5.374%

 

During the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company did not have any sale/leaseback transactions.

 

Present value of lease liabilities:

 

Twelve months ending June 30,   Operating Leases  
2021   $ 1,383  
2022     1,399  
2023     1,296  
Thereafter      
Total lease payments   $ 4,078  
Less: Interest     (304 )
 Present value of lease liabilities   $ 3,774  

 

NOTE 3: REVENUE FROM CONTRACTS WITH CUSTOMERS

 

Revenues are recognized when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to our customers in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. To determine the proper revenue recognition method for our customer contracts, we evaluate whether two or more contracts should be combined and accounted for as one single contract and whether the combined or single contract should be accounted for as more than one performance obligation. This evaluation requires significant judgment and the decision to combine a group of contracts or separate the combined or single contract into multiple performance obligations could change the amount of revenue and profit recorded in a given period.

 

For most of our fixed price contracts, the customer contracts with us to provide a significant service of integrating a complex set of tasks and components into a single project or capability even if that single project results in the delivery of multiple units. Hence, the entire contract is accounted for as one performance obligation. We account for a contract when it has approval and commitment from both parties, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance and collectability of consideration is probable.

 

 

 

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Disaggregation of Revenue

 

The following table presents the Company’s revenues disaggregated by fixed price and service contracts. Sales taxes are excluded from revenues.

 

    Three Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2020     2019  
Fixed Price Contracts   $ 2,073     $ 2,878  
Service Contracts     652       2,391  
Total   $ 2,725     $ 5,269  

 

    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2020     2019  
Fixed Price Contracts   $ 3,817     $ 6,409  
Service Contracts     2,513       5,159  
Total   $ 6,330     $ 11,568  

 

Fixed price contracts

 

For fixed price contracts, we generally recognize revenue over time as we perform because of continuous transfer of control to the customer. This continuous transfer of control to the customer is supported by clauses in the contract that allow the customer to unilaterally terminate the contract for convenience, pay us for costs incurred plus a reasonable profit and take control of any work in process. In our fixed price contracts, the customer either controls the work in process or we deliver products with no alternative use to the Company and have rights to payment for work performed to date plus a reasonable profit as evidenced by contractual termination clauses.

 

Because of control transferring over time, revenue is recognized based on the extent of progress towards completion of the performance obligation. The selection of the method to measure progress towards completion requires judgment and is based on the nature of the products or services to be provided. We generally use the cost-to-cost measure of progress for our contracts because it best depicts the transfer of control to the customer which occurs as we incur costs on our contracts. Under the cost-to-cost measure of progress, the extent of progress towards completion is measured based on the ratio of costs incurred to date to the total estimated costs at completion of the performance obligation. Revenues, including estimated fees or profits, are recorded proportionally as costs are incurred.

  

Contracts are often modified to account for changes in contract specifications and requirements. We consider contract modifications to exist when the modification either creates new, or changes the existing, enforceable rights and obligations. Most of our contract modifications are for goods or services that are not distinct from the existing contract due to the significant integration service provided in the context of the contract and are accounted for as if they were part of that existing contract. The effect of a contract modification on the transaction price, and our measure of progress for the performance obligation to which it relates, is recognized as an adjustment to revenue (either as an increase in or a reduction of revenue) on a cumulative catch-up basis.

 

We have a company-wide standard and disciplined quarterly estimate at completion process in which management reviews the progress and execution of our performance obligations. As part of this process, management reviews information including, but not limited to, any outstanding key contract matters, progress towards completion and the related program schedule, identified risks and opportunities and the related changes in estimates of revenues and costs. Changes in estimates of net sales, cost of sales and the related impact to operating income are recognized quarterly on a cumulative catch-up basis, which recognizes in the current period the cumulative effect of the changes on current and prior periods based on a performance obligation’s percentage of completion. A significant change in one or more of these estimates could affect the profitability of one or more of our performance obligations. When estimates of total costs to be incurred exceed total estimates of revenue to be earned on a performance obligation related to fixed price contracts, a provision for the entire loss on the performance obligation is recognized in the period the loss is estimated.

  

 

 

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Service Contracts

 

We recognize revenue for service contracts measuring progress toward satisfying the performance obligation in a manner that best depicts the transfer of goods or services to the customer. The control over services is transferred over time when the services are rendered to the customer on a daily basis. Specifically, we recognize revenue as the services are provided as we have the right to invoice the customer for the services performed. Services are billed and paid on a monthly basis. Payment terms for services are usually 30 days from invoice receipt.

 

Contract balances

 

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts arise when revenues are recorded based on the extent of progress towards completion but cannot be invoiced under the terms of the contract. Such amounts are invoiced upon completion of contractual milestones. Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts arise when milestone billings are permissible under the contract, but the related costs have not yet been incurred. All contract costs are recognized currently on jobs formally approved by the customer and contracts are not shown as complete until virtually all anticipated costs have been incurred and the risk of loss has passed to the customer.

 

Assets related to costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts, as well as liabilities related to billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts, have been classified as current. The contract cycle for certain long-term contracts may extend beyond one year; thus, complete collection of amounts related to these contracts may extend beyond one year though such long-term contracts include contractual milestone billings as discussed above. At June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, there were no contracts with terms that extended beyond one year.

  

The following table summarizes the Company’s contract assets, which are “Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts” and our contract liabilities, which are “Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts”.

 

    June 30, 2020     December 31, 2019  
Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts   $ 1,907     $ 1,687  
Estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts     3,355       2,294  
      5,262       3,981  
Less: Billings to date on uncompleted contracts     (5,633 )     (3,790 )
    $ (371 )   $ 191  
                 
Included in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets under the following captions:                
Contract assets   $ 585     $ 814  
Contract liabilities     (956 )     (623 )
    $ (371 )   $ 191  

 

The contract asset and liability balances at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 are primarily associated with revenue related to fixed-price projects.

 

Remaining Performance Obligations

 

Remaining performance obligations represent the transaction price of firm orders for which work has not been performed and excludes unexercised contract options, potential orders, and any remaining performance obligations for any sales arrangements that had not fully satisfied the criteria to be considered a contract with a customer pursuant to the requirements of ASC 606.

 

 

 

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Practical Expedients and Exemptions

 

We generally expense sales commissions when incurred because the amortization period would have been one year or less. These costs are recorded within selling, general and administrative expenses.

 

Many of our services contracts are short-term in nature with a contract term of one year or less. For those contracts, we have utilized the practical expedient in ASC 606-10-50-14 exempting the Company from disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations if the performance obligation is part of a contract that has an original expected duration of one year or less.

 

Additionally, our payment terms are short-term in nature with settlements of one year or less. We have, therefore, utilized the practical expedient in ASC 606-10-32-18 exempting the Company from adjusting the promised amount of consideration for the effects of a significant financing component given that the period between when the entity transfers a promised good or service to a customer and when the customer pays for that good or service will be one year or less.

 

Further, in many of our service contracts, we have a right to consideration from a customer in an amount that corresponds directly with the value to the customer of our performance completed to date (for example, a service contract in which we bill a fixed amount for each hour of service provided). For those contracts, we have utilized the practical expedient in ASC 606-10-55-18, which allows us to recognize revenue in the amount for which we have the right to invoice.

 

Accordingly, we do not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for (i) contracts with an original expected length of one year or less and (ii) contracts for which we recognize revenue at the amount to which we have the right to invoice for services performed.

  

NOTE 4: PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property, plant and equipment consisted of the following:

 

                Range of
    June 30, 2020     December 31, 2019     Asset Lives
Buildings and improvements   $ 285     $ 285     7 - 36 years
Leasehold improvements     906       896     2 - 5 years
Equipment     12,327       17,887     2 - 30 years
Furniture, computers and office equipment     907       901     2 - 8 years
Construction in progress     31       64    
                     
Total property, plant and equipment     14,456       20,033      
Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization     (11,464 )     (12,069 )    
Property, plant and equipment, net   $ 2,992     $ 7,964      

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

As a result of unfavorable market conditions primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic and developments in global oil markets, which triggered historically low crude oil prices and decreases in our customers’ capital budgets, the Company determined the carrying amount of certain idle long-lived assets exceeded their respective values and therefore recorded an impairment charge of $4,490 related to idle fixed assets during the three months ended June 30, 2020.

 

 

 

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The Company owns, and routinely invests in, a portfolio of long-lived assets which are used both internally for product manufacturing and externally to perform services in the field. We evaluate for impairment our property and equipment that is held and used whenever changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset group may not be recoverable. Recoverability is assessed based on estimated undiscounted future net cash flows. Estimating future net cash flows requires us to make assumptions and estimates including, but not limited to, cash flows associated with future use and eventual disposal of the asset group and determination of the primary asset of the group. Should the review indicate that the carrying value is not fully recoverable, the amount of the impairment loss is determined by comparing the carrying value to the estimated fair value. No impairment was recorded related to the long-lived assets held and used during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

NOTE 5: SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

 

Share-based compensation is included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and additional paid in capital in the accompanying unaudited consolidated balance sheets. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recognized a total of $24 and $50, respectively, of share-based compensation expense, which includes $23 of credits to compensation expense related to the forfeiture of restricted stock awards of our former Chief Operating Officer in the second quarter of 2020. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recognized a total of $24 and $128, respectively, of share-based compensation expense. The unamortized estimated fair value of nonvested shares of restricted stock and stock options was $133 and $134 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. These costs are expected to be recognized as expense over a weighted-average period of 1.17 years.

 

NOTE 6: TREASURY STOCK

 

On December 23, 2019, the Board authorized the repurchase of up to 500 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock (the “Repurchase Program”). The Repurchase Program was funded from cash on hand and cash provided by operating activities. The Board separately authorized the repurchase of additional shares during the quarter ended March 31, 2020, in a privately negotiated transaction. As of March 31, 2020, the repurchase program has been exhausted.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, no shares of common stock were purchased by the Company. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company purchased 744 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $0.70 per share totaling $524 in a privately negotiated transaction.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company purchased 60 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $0.80 per share totaling $48. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company purchased 288 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $0.76 per share totaling $218.

 

Treasury shares are accounted for using the cost method.

 

NOTE 7: INCOME TAXES

 

Income tax expense during interim periods is based on applying the estimated annual effective income tax rate to interim period operations. The estimated annual effective income tax rate may vary from the statutory rate due to the impact of permanent items relative to our pre-tax income, as well as by any valuation allowance recorded. We employ an asset and liability approach that results in the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between the financial basis and the tax basis of those assets and liabilities. A valuation allowance is established when it is more likely than not that some of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. At June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, management has recorded a full deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

 

NOTE 8: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Employment Agreements

 

The Company entered into employment agreements with the Chief Executive Officer and former Chief Operating Officer (the “Executives”) containing severance provisions. In the event of termination of the Executives’ employment for any reason, the Executives would be entitled to receive all accrued, unpaid salary and vacation time through the date of termination and all benefits to which the Executives are entitled or vested under the terms of all employee benefit and compensation plans, agreements and arrangements in which the Executives are participants as of the date of termination.

 

 

 

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In addition, subject to executing a general release in favor of the Company, the Executives would be entitled to receive certain severance payments in the event of termination of the Executive’s employment by the Company “other than for cause” or by the Executive with “good reason.” These severance payments include: (i) a sum in cash equal to one to two times the Executive’s annual base salary; (ii) a sum in cash equal to one to two times the average annual bonus paid to the Executive for the prior two full fiscal years preceding the date of termination; (iii) a sum in cash equal to a pro rata portion of the annual bonus payable for the period in which the date of termination occurs based on the actual performance under the Company’s annual incentive bonus arrangement, but no less than fifty percent of Executive’s annual base salary; and (iv) if the Executive’s termination occurs prior to the date that is twelve months following a change of control, then each and every share option, restricted share award and other equity-based award that is outstanding and held by the Executive shall immediately vest and become exercisable.

 

On April 1, 2020, the Company eliminated the position of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and relieved the COO of his duties pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement. In addition to payment of accrued and unpaid salary, vacation time, and other benefits referred to above, the Company is required to pay the former COO one time his contractual annual base salary of $245, payable over 12 months. This amount is included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Litigation

 

From time to time, the Company is party to various legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company expenses or accrues legal costs as incurred. The Company resolved a material legal proceeding during the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and is involved in only one material legal proceeding as of the date of this Report.

  

In November 2011, the Company delivered equipment to Aker Solutions, Inc. (“Aker”), but Aker declined to pay the final invoice in the aggregate amount of $270 alleging some warranty items needed to be repaired. The Company made repairs, but Aker continued to claim further work was required. The Company repeatedly attempted to collect on the receivable and ultimately filed suit on November 16, 2012, in the Harris County District Court. Aker subsequently filed a counterclaim on March 20, 2013 in the aggregate amount of $1,000 for reimbursement of insurance payments allegedly made for repairs. The parties have not reached a resolution on this matter. At this point, it is not clear as to whether an unfavorable outcome is either probable or remote, and the Company is unable to determine the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome or the amount or range of potential loss if the outcome should be unfavorable.

 

On August 6, 2018, GE Oil and Gas UK Ltd. (“GE”) requested that the Company mediate a dispute between the parties in the ICC International Centre for ADR (“ICC”). The dispute involved alleged delays and defects in products manufactured by the Company for GE dating back to 2013. During the second quarter of 2020, the parties finalized the terms of a definitive settlement agreement which is now final and binding. Per the terms of the settlement, the Company shall pay GE the total amount of $750 on a monthly basis through February 2022. The Company accrued a liability related to this matter in the amount of $750 for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

NOTE 9: EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

 

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is calculated by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted EPS is calculated by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of common shares and dilutive common stock equivalents (warrants, nonvested stock awards and stock options) outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution that could occur if options to purchase common stock were exercised for shares of common stock and all nonvested stock awards vest.

 

At June 30, 2020 and 2019, all such securities were anti-dilutive.

  

NOTE 10: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

On August 15, 2019, Mr. Ronald E. Smith, the Company's Founder, resigned as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board, effective as of August 31, 2019. In connection with Mr. Smith's resignation, the Company and Mr. Smith entered into a Transition Agreement, effective as of September 1, 2019 (the “Transition Agreement”). The Transition Agreement provides for Mr. Smith to serve as an independent consultant to the Company from September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021. The Company agreed to pay Mr. Smith $15 per month, from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, in exchange for his future services. The Company therefore recorded consulting expenses related to the Transition Agreement totaling $45 and $90 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively.

 

 

 

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In addition to the other payments provided for under the Transition Agreement, the Company also agreed to pay Mr. Smith 1.5% of the net sale or lease value of two carousels owned by Company, if such sale or lease occurs prior to December 31, 2021, unless those assets are sold or leased in conjunction with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets or stock of Deep Down, in which case no commission is due.

 

As part of the Transition Agreement, Mr. Smith is bound by certain non-disclosure and confidentiality provisions, and a non-compete and non-hire agreement.

 

NOTE 11. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION’S PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN

 

As a result of the abrupt decline in oil prices and global economic activity caused by COVID-19, the Company applied for a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and on April 29, 2020, the Company received a loan (“PPP loan”) in the amount of $1,111, which was used to finance payroll, rent, and utilities through the second quarter of 2020. The PPP loan is evidenced by a promissory note, dated to be effective as of April 27, 2020, between the Company and the lender. The PPP loan matures on April 27, 2022 and bears interest at a fixed rate of 1.00 percent per annum, payable in 18 monthly payments commencing on November 27, 2020. The loan principal and related interest accrued may be forgivable, partially or in full, if certain conditions are met.

 

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands except per share amounts)

 

The following discussion and analysis provide information that management believes is relevant for an assessment and understanding of the Deep Down’s results of operations and financial condition. This information should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited historical consolidated financial statements, which are included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, and notes thereto, included with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Report”) in Part I. Item 1. “Financial Statements,” and is available on the SEC’s website.

 

General

 

Deep Down is an oilfield product and services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater support services and subsea distribution products used between the production facility and the wellhead. Our core services and technological solutions include distribution system installation support and engineering services, umbilical terminations, loose-tube steel flying leads, and related services. Additionally, our highly experienced, specialized service teams can support subsea engineering, installation, commissioning, and maintenance projects located anywhere in the world.

 

Industry and Executive Outlook

 

The dual challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the sharp decline in oil prices continue to impact our business and that of our customers. Our service business is particularly dependent on our personnel being able to travel domestically and internationally, and travel restrictions imposed by various governments partially contributed to reduced revenues during the second quarter of 2020.

 

We experienced additional headwinds as our customers scaled back their operations based on the current oil price environment. This includes customers delaying new purchase orders, extending timelines for existing purchase orders, and delaying the payment of outstanding invoices. We expect that customer spending will increase if oil prices stabilize and there is an overall improvement in global economic activity.

 

In response to these new challenges, we successfully adjusted our strategy to operate in this cycle of lower oil prices. During the second quarter of 2020, we implemented workforce reductions, wage reductions, rent abatement, and limited capital expenditures and R&D efforts to only critical items. We were not able to accomplish this without our team of highly capable individuals who were able to respond quickly to the global pandemic pressures; however, there is much more work to do. Despite the reduction in our second quarter revenues, as compared to the same period in 2019, we are encouraged by the improvement in our margins, which is a direct result of the cost mitigation efforts we have implemented and continue to pursue. We will continue to seek further cost reduction opportunities to streamline our cost structure to preserve our liquidity.

 

The Company also applied for and received a loan in the amount of $1,111 under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The loan proceeds were used to finance payroll, rent, and utilities through the second quarter of 2020. The loan principal and related interest accrued may be forgivable, partially or in full, if certain conditions are met.

 

During the second quarter of 2020, we analyzed the carrying value of our long-lived assets and recorded an impairment charge for certain idle fixed assets given our inability to objectively project cash flows related to those assets. We are still in discussions with various potential customers for the sale or rental of these assets and do not expect the results of this impairment to have an impact on the discussions.

 

While increasing revenue remains our top priority, generating free cash flow and preservation of liquidity remains a high priority in the current environment. We are keenly focused on the levers within our control, and we are seeing an increase in requests for short-cycle service work, an area where we have a proven track record. We, therefore, see this as an area of further growth for the Company. We also believe customers on the other side of the downturn will be heavily focused on efficiency and shorter lead times, without sacrificing quality and safety, and are confident our streamlined operations and renewed focus on our cost drivers will enable us to be a solid choice for our customers.

 

 

 

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We continue to be encouraged by the future of the Company and look forward to continuing to be a service provider of choice for our customers, an employer of choice for our current and future employees, and a good value for shareholders. 

 

Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Revenues. Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $2,725 compared to revenues of $5,269 for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The $2,544, or 48 percent, decrease from the same period in 2019 was primarily the result of fewer projects in process, COVID-19 related travel restrictions, and the recent developments in the global oil markets.

 

Gross profit. Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $1,267, or 46 percent of revenues, compared to $1,965, or 37 percent of revenues, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The 9 percent increase in gross profit percentage was primarily due to a higher proportion of rental revenue and receiving rent abatements during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019. Despite the increase in gross profit percentage, the $698 decrease in gross profit was driven by lower revenues in the 2020 period, compared to the 2019 period.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $2,005, or 74 percent of revenues, for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $2,007, or 38 percent of revenues, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase in SG&A expenses as a percent of revenues was due to lower revenues, a $245 severance charge related to the elimination of the Company’s COO position, and a $448 reserve for doubtful accounts receivable related to prolonged customer payment terms and uncertainty around certain customers’ liquidity affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Excluding these charges, SG&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $1,312, or 48 percent of revenues, which represents a $695, or 35 percent, reduction from the same period in 2019 and a $381, or 23 percent, reduction from the first quarter of 2020.

 

Asset Impairment. During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded charges of $4,490 for the impairment of certain idle long-lived assets. The impairment was the result of an analysis of the carrying value of the assets and our inability to objectively project future cash flows from the sale or lease of these assets, particularly in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic disruption. No impairment of long-lived assets was recorded during the three months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Modified EBITDA. Our management evaluates our performance based on a non-US GAAP measure which consists of earnings (net income or loss) available to common shareholders before net interest income, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash share-based compensation expense, non-cash impairments, non-cash gains or losses on the sale of PP&E, other non-cash items and one-time charges (“Modified EBITDA”). This measure may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies and is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with US GAAP. The measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income or loss, net income or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing or financing activities, or other cash flow data prepared in accordance with US GAAP. The amounts included in the Modified EBITDA calculation, however, are derived from amounts included in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

We believe Modified EBITDA is a useful measure of a company’s operating performance, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets, financing methods, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired. It helps investors more meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest), asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization), and actions that do not affect liquidity (share-based compensation expense) from our operating results. Additionally, it helps investors identify items that are within our operational control. Depreciation and amortization charges, while a component of operating income, are fixed at the time of the asset purchase or acquisition in accordance with the depreciable lives of the related asset and as such are not a directly controllable period operating charge.

 

 

 

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The following is a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Modified EBITDA (loss) for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

    Three Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2020     2019  
Net income (loss)   $ (5,290 )   $ (112 )
                 
Add: Interest expense (income), net     1       (5 )
Add: Income tax expense           5  
Add: Depreciation and amortization     303       352  
Add: Share-based compensation     24       24  
Add: Asset Impairment     4,490        
Add: One-time charges related to elimination of COO position     245        
Modified EBITDA (loss)   $ (227 )   $ 264  

 

The $491 decrease in Modified EBITDA was primarily due to decreased revenues as a result of the decline in offshore activity triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with a $448 reserve for doubtful accounts receivable due to prolonged customer payment terms and uncertainty around certain customers’ liquidity affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Revenues. Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $6,330 compared to revenues of $11,568 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The $5,238, or 45 percent, decrease was the result of fewer projects in process, COVID-19 related travel restrictions, and the recent developments in the global oil markets.

 

Gross profit. Gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $2,390, or 38 percent of revenues, compared to $4,222, or 36 percent of revenues, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The $1,832, or 43 percent, decrease in gross profit was primarily due to decreased revenues due to fewer projects during the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses. SG&A expenses were $3,698, or 58 percent of revenues, for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $4,001, or 35 percent of revenues, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The increase in SG&A expenses as a percent of revenues was due to lower revenues, a $245 severance charge related to the elimination of the Company’s COO position, and a $448 reserve for doubtful accounts receivable due to prolonged customer payment terms and uncertainty around certain customers’ liquidity affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Excluding these charges, SG&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $3,005, or 47 percent of revenues, which represents a $996, or 25 percent, reduction from the same period in 2019.

 

Asset Impairment. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded charges of $4,490 for the impairment of certain idle long-lived assets. The impairment was the result of an analysis of the carrying value of the assets and our inability to objectively project future cash flows from the sale or lease of these assets, particularly in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic disruption.

 

Modified EBITDA. The following is a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Modified EBITDA (loss) for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,  
    2020     2019  
Net income (loss)   $ (5,927 )   $ 100  
                 
Add: Interest expense (income), net     2       (12 )
Add: Income tax expense     5       10  
Add: Depreciation and amortization     604       697  
Add: Share-based compensation     74       128  
Deduct: Gain on sale of asset           (15 )
Add: Asset Impairment     4,490        
Add: One-time charges related to elimination of COO position     245        
Modified EBITDA (loss)   $ (507 )   $ 908  

 

 

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The $1,415 decrease in Modified EBITDA was due to decreased revenues as a result of the decline in offshore activity triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with a $448 reserve for doubtful accounts receivable due to prolonged customer payment terms and uncertainty around certain customers’ liquidity affected by the pandemic for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The Company believes it will have adequate liquidity to meet its future operating requirements through a combination of cash on hand, cash expected to be generated from operations, working capital of $3,885 as of June 30, 2020, and potential opportunistic sales of PP&E in addition to pursuing a disciplined approach to making capital investments.

 

The Company cannot predict with certainty the overall impact of the abrupt decline in oil prices and global economic disruption caused by COVID-19 on the Company’s operations and cash flows. The Company has taken steps to mitigate the challenges presented by the current macro environment, including workforce reductions, wage reductions, rent abatement, and limiting capital expenditures and R&D efforts to only critical items. The Company continues to seek further cost reduction opportunities to preserve liquidity.

 

The Company applied for a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and on April 29, 2020, the Company received a loan in the amount of $1,111, which was used to finance payroll, rent, and utilities through the second quarter of 2020. The loan principal and related interest accrued may be forgivable, partially or in full, if certain conditions are met. The Company also continues to engage in discussions with several financial institutions if a credit facility is needed to further support operations. There can be no assurance that the Company could obtain a credit facility, if needed.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company used $351 of net cash in operating activities, which was primarily due to lower revenues partially offset by reductions in accounts receivable and other assets. The Company also used $95 in net cash for investing activities, primarily for purchases of property, plant and equipment. The Company generated $587 from financing activities, primarily through the $1,111 PPP loan proceeds, which was partially offset by $524 of share repurchases.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company used $397 of net cash in operating activities, primarily due to a $495 decrease in account payable and a $760 increase of in accounts receivable offset by net income. The Company generated $1,580 from investing activities, primarily due to receiving $510 in repayments on a note receivable and $1,035 from the maturity of a certificate of deposit. The Company also used $224 in financing activities primarily related to share repurchases.

  

Inflation and Seasonality

 

The Company does not believe that its operations are significantly impacted by inflation, and its business is not significantly seasonal in nature.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company has no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on its financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP 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 of the financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The most significant estimates used in the financial statements relate to revenue recognition where the Company measures progress towards completion on a cost-to-cost basis for fixed-price contracts, the allowance for doubtful accounts, and impairments of long-lived assets. These estimates require judgments, which are based on historical experience and on various other assumptions, as well as specific circumstances. Estimates may change as new events occur, additional information becomes available or operating environments change.

 

 

 

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Refer to Part II. Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 for a discussion of our critical accounting policies and estimates.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

Refer to Note 1 in Part II. Item 8. “Financial Statements and Supplemental Data,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 for a discussion of recently issued accounting standards.

 

Share Repurchase Program

 

On December 23, 2019, the Board authorized the repurchase of up to 500 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock (the “Repurchase Program”). The Repurchase Program was funded from cash on hand and cash provided by operating activities. The Board separately authorized the repurchase of additional shares during the quarter ended March 31, 2020, in a privately negotiated transaction. As of March 31, 2020, the repurchase program has been exhausted.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, no shares of common stock were purchased by the Company. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company purchased 744 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $0.70 per share, totaling $524, in a privately negotiated transaction.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company purchased 60 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $0.80 per share totaling $48. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company purchased 288 shares of common stock at an average price of approximately $0.76 per share, totaling $218.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

Not Applicable

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

  

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.   The Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that such information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. The Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are also designed to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the principal executive and the principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. There are inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of disclosure controls and procedures, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention or overriding of controls and procedures. Accordingly, even effective disclosure controls and procedures can only provide reasonable assurance that control objectives are attained. The Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide such reasonable assurance.

  

The Company’s management, with the participation of the principal executive and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2020, as required by Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, the principal executive and the principal financial officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of June 30, 2020.

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.   The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act. Although the internal controls over financial reporting were not audited, the Company’s management, including the principal executive and principal financial officer, assessed the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting as of June 30, 2020, based on criteria issued in 2013 by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) entitled “Internal Control-Integrated Framework.” Upon evaluation, the Company’s management has concluded that the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting were effective as of June 30, 2020.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.   The Company’s management, with the participation of the principal executive and principal financial officer, have concluded there were no changes in internal control over financial reporting during the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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PART II. – OTHER INFORMATION

(Amounts in thousands except per share amounts)

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, the Company is party to various legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company expenses or accrues legal costs as incurred. The Company resolved a material legal proceeding during the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and is involved in only one material legal proceeding as of the date of this Report.

  

In November 2011, the Company delivered equipment to Aker Solutions, Inc. (“Aker”), but Aker declined to pay the final invoice in the aggregate amount of $270 alleging some warranty items needed to be repaired. The Company made repairs, but Aker continued to claim further work was required. The Company repeatedly attempted to collect on the receivable and ultimately filed suit on November 16, 2012, in the Harris County District Court. Aker subsequently filed a counterclaim on March 20, 2013 in the aggregate amount of $1,000 for reimbursement of insurance payments allegedly made for repairs. The parties have not reached a resolution on this matter. At this point, it is not clear as to whether an unfavorable outcome is either probable or remote, and the Company is unable to determine the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome or the amount or range of potential loss if the outcome should be unfavorable.

 

On August 6, 2018, GE Oil and Gas UK Ltd. (“GE”) requested that the Company mediate a dispute between the parties in the ICC International Centre for ADR (“ICC”). The dispute involved alleged delays and defects in products manufactured by the Company for GE dating back to 2013. During the second quarter of 2020, the parties finalized the terms of a definitive settlement agreement which is now final and binding. Per the terms of the settlement, the Company shall pay GE the total amount of $750 on a monthly basis through February 2022. The Company accrued a liability related to this matter in the amount of $750 for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Not applicable

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

During the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company did not repurchase any outstanding common stock.

 

During the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company repurchased 60 shares of our common stock from Mr. Randy Warner, who resigned as a member of the Board. The shares were repurchased at the price of $0.80 per share, which was the average closing price for the ten trading days prior to the date of repurchase.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibits required to be attached by Item 601 of Regulation S-K are listed in the Index to Exhibits of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  DEEP DOWN, INC.
  (Registrant)
     
Date: August 10, 2020    
  By: /s/ Charles K. Njuguna
    Charles K. Njuguna
    President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
  By: /s/ Trevor L. Ashurst
    Trevor L. Ashurst
    Vice President of Finance
    (Principal Accounting Officer)
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

31.1* Certification of Charles K. Njuguna, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, furnished pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
   
31.2* Certification of Trevor L. Ashurst, Vice President of Finance, furnished pursuant to Rules 13a-14 and 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
   
32.1* Statement of Charles K. Njuguna, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
32.2* Statement of Trevor L. Ashurst, Vice President of Finance, furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
101.INS** XBRL Instance Document
   
101.SCH** XBRL Schema Document
   
101.CAL** XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document
   
101.DEF** XBRL Definition Linkbase Document
   
101.LAB** XBRL Label Linkbase Document
   
101.PRE** XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document
   

 

 

______________________________

* Filed or furnished herewith.

** To be filed by amendment

 

 

 

 

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