UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
 
FORM 10-K
 
[X]
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
        For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020
or
 
[  ]
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
        For the transition period from ____________  to  ___________
 
Commission file number: 000-23153 
 
TRACK GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
87-0543981
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
200 E. 5th Avenue Suite 100 Naperville, Illinois 60563
(Address of principal executive offices, Zip Code)
 
(877) 260-2010
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock, Par Value $0.0001
 
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Large accelerated filer   [   ]
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The aggregate market value of the registrant’s Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant computed by reference to the closing price on March 31, 2020 was approximately $0.9 million. As of December 1, 2020, there were 11,414,150 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding.
 
 Documents Incorporated by Reference
 
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 Track Group, Inc. 
FORM 10-K
For the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2020 
 
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Annual Report”) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), relating to our operations, results of operations, and other matters that are based on our current expectations, estimates, assumptions, and projections. Words such as “may” “will”, “should”, “likely”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “projects”, “believes”, “estimates”, and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions as to future events that might not prove to be accurate. Actual outcomes and results could differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in these forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties, and other factors that might cause such differences, some of which could be material, include, but are not limited to the factors discussed under the section of this Annual Report entitled “Risk Factors”.
  
 
 
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PART I
 
Item 1.       Business
 
Track Group, Inc., (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, and “our”), a Delaware corporation since 2016 and previously incorporated in 1995 as a Utah corporation, has its principal place of business at 200 E. 5th Avenue Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60563. Our telephone number is (877) 260-2010. We maintain a corporate website at www.trackgrp.com. Our common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), is currently listed for quotation on the OTCQX Premier Marketplace (“OTCQX”) under the symbol “TRCK”. Unless specified otherwise, as used in this Annual Report, references to Track Group, Inc. include the Company and its subsidiaries: Track Group Americas, Inc., a Utah corporation; Track Group – Puerto Rico, Inc., a Puerto Rico corporation; Emerge Monitoring, Inc., a Florida corporation; Emerge Monitoring II LLC, a Florida limited liability company; Integrated Monitoring Systems, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company; Track Group Chile S.p.A, a corporation formed under the laws of the Republic of Chile; Track Group Analytics Limited, a corporation formed under the laws of Canada; and, Track Group International Ltd., a company formed under the laws of Israel (collectively, the “Subsidiaries”).
 
Company Background
 
The Company designs, manufactures, and markets location tracking devices and develops and sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and monitoring applications. Our products and services include a full-range of one-piece GPS tracking devices, a device-agnostic operating system, a portfolio of software applications including smartphone, alcohol and predictive analytics, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. Our products and services are currently available worldwide and are sold through our direct sales force, as well as through value-added resellers. The Company sells to government customers on federal, state and local levels in the U.S. and to members of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) internationally. Track Group’s device-agnostic platform and expanded portfolio of integrated and complimentary monitoring-related services help reduce risk and make the administration of justice better, faster, and less expensive for taxpayers. As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s products and platform were used to monitor over 41,000 individuals globally.
 
Business Strategy
 
We are committed to helping our customers improve offender rehabilitation and re-socialization outcomes through our innovative hardware, software, and services. We treat our business as a service business. Although we still manufacture patented tracking technology, we see the physical goods as only a small part of the integrated offender monitoring solutions we provide. Accordingly, rather than receiving a payment just for a piece of manufactured equipment, the Company receives a recurring stream of revenue for ongoing device agnostic subscription contracts. As part of our strategy, we continue to expand our device-agnostic platform to not only collect, but also store, analyze, assess and correlate location data for both accountability and auditing reasons, as well as to use for predictive analytics and assessment of effective and emerging techniques in criminal behavior and rehabilitation. We believe a high-quality customer experience with knowledgeable salespersons who can convey the value of our products and services greatly enhances our ability to attract and retain customers. Therefore, our strategy also includes building and expanding our own direct sales force and our third-party distribution network to effectively reach more customers and provide them with a world-class sales and post-sales support experience. In addition, we are developing related-service offerings to address adjacent market opportunities in both the public and private sectors. We believe continual investment in research and development (“R&D”), including smartphone applications and other monitoring services is critical to the development and sale of innovative technologies and integrated solutions today and in the future.
 
Recent Developments
 
COVID-19
 
The ramifications of the outbreak of the novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”), reported to have started in December 2019 and spread globally, are filled with uncertainty and changing quickly. As of December 23, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted both the Company’s revenue and costs by disrupting the operations of Chile, causing shortages within the supply chain and postponing sales opportunities as some government agencies delay new RFP (Request for Proposal) processes. Notwithstanding the challenges, the monitoring being performed by the Company’s customers across the globe are considered essential services and remain operational. Furthermore, at this time, the Company has not experienced unusual payment interruptions from any large customers and the Company’s employees are largely working from home.
 
 
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The Company is operating in a rapidly changing environment so the extent to which COVID-19 impacts its business, operations and financial results from this point forward will depend on numerous evolving factors that the Company cannot accurately predict. Those factors include the following: the duration and scope of the pandemic; governmental, business and individuals’ actions that have been and continue to be taken in response to the pandemic; the development of widespread testing or a vaccine; the ability of our supply chain to meet the Company’s need for equipment; the ability to sell and provide services and solutions if shelter in place restrictions and people working from home are extended to ensure employee safety; the volatility of foreign currency exchange rates and the subsequent effect on international transactions; and any closures of clients’ offices or the courts on which they rely.
 
Sapinda Facility Agreement
 
On September 8, 2020, the Company received a letter from ADS Securities LLC (“ADS”) informing the Company that ADS had been assigned the right to payment under that certain Loan Facility dated September 14, 2015, by and between Sapinda Asia Limited and the Company (the “Sapinda Loan Agreement”). On September 29, 2020, the Company and ADS settled the outstanding amount of approximately $3.4 million due under the Sapinda Loan Agreement for $2.7 million, which was paid on September 30, 2020.
 
Chilean Prison System
 
The Company previously disclosed on May 7, 2020 that the Chilean Prison System (“GENCHI”), which has been our customer since 2014, had notified the Company of its decision to award a new contract to a competitor of the Company. Subsequently, since the competitor did not proceed to sign the contract in due time, GENCHI rescinded the prior award to the competitor and re-awarded the Company with a new contract on July 22, 2020, for forty-one months. The Company signed the new contract on July 30, 2020 and the Contraloria General de la Republica de Chile approved the new contract on October 1, 2020. As a result, the Company is working with GENCHI to implement the new contract and has already selected new vendors to build both the temporary and new monitoring centers in Santiago required by the new contract.
 
Conrent Facility Agreement
 
On February 24, 2019 the Company and Conrent Invest S.A. (“Conrent”), acting on behalf of its compartment, Safety 2, amended the facility agreement originally entered into by and between the parties on December 30, 2013 (the “Amended Facility Agreement”), which Amended Facility Agreement alters certain provisions of the Company’s existing $30.4 million unsecured debt facility. Effective February 24, 2019, the Amended Facility Agreement (I) extended the Maturity Date to the earlier of either April 1, 2020 or the date upon which the Outstanding Principal Amount, as defined therein, is repaid by the Company, and (ii) provided that in the event of a Change of Control, as defined therein, Conrent shall immediately cancel the facility and declare the Outstanding Principal Amount, together with unpaid interest, immediately due and payable. On December 4, 2019, the Company requested that Conrent extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 6, 2020 the investors who owned the securities from Conrent used to finance the debt (the “Noteholders”) held a meeting to address the Company’s request. On January 7, 2020, Conrent notified the Company in writing that the Noteholders agreed to extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 10, 2020, the Company and Conrent entered into an amendment to the Facility Agreement which extends the maturity of the Facility to July 1, 2021. On October 21, 2020, the Company requested, in writing, an additional extension to the maturity date of the Amended Facility Agreement. On November 25, 2020, the Noteholders held a meeting to address the Company’s request and approved a new maturity date of July 1, 2024. On December 21, 2020, Conrent and the Company signed an Amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity date of the agreement to July 1, 2024, capitalizes the accrued and unpaid interest increasing the outstanding principal amount and reduces the interest rate of the Amended Facility Agreement from 8% to 4%. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
The Company’s new flagship device, the ReliAlert™XC4, has been certified in the fourth quarter of calendar 2020 by the Federal Communications Commission and PTCRB, which was established in 1997 as the certification forum by select North American cellular operators and is designed to operate on both the AT&T and Verizon networks. The Company commenced deployment of the new LTE device into certain markets in North America. 
 
Subsequent to the completion of its fiscal year, the Company entered into an amendment to extend the term of the CEO’s employment agreement.
 
Products and Services
 
Devices
 
ReliAlert™XC 4
 
ReliAlert™XC4 is our flagship GPS device, which is the safest and most reliable monitoring device ever made. It is the only one-piece GPS device with patented 3-way voice communication to assist intervention efforts, now on the LTE network with increased battery life. This device includes on-board processing, secondary location technology, a 95db siren, embedded RF technology, anti-tampering capability, increased battery life and sleep mode.
 
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ReliAlert™XC 3
Advanced features enable agencies to more effectively track offender movements and communicate directly with offenders in real-time, through a patented, on-board two/three-way voice communication technology. This device includes an enhanced GPS antenna and GPS module for higher sensitivity GPS, enhanced voice audio quality, increased battery performance of 50+ hours, 3G cellular capabilities, improved tamper sensory, and durability enhancements.
 
Shadow
Driven by customer demand to improve the performance and affordability of offender tracking devices, Shadow is the smallest and lightest device of its kind with a sleek, modern design featuring an enhanced mobile charging capability that makes it easier to use. The device is 3G compliant and fully supported by all global mobility providers.
 
Operating System Software
 
TrackerPAL™
TrackerPAL™ is a secure, cloud-based monitoring system that gives customers the ability to not only collect, but also store, analyze, assess and correlate offender data for both accountability and auditing reasons, as well as to use with predictive analytics applications and assess criminal behavior and rehabilitation opportunities. The Company is working on a successor software platform, IntelliTrackTM that will be introduced to customers in a controlled manner throughout the upcoming fiscal year.
 
Application Software
 
TrackerPAL™ Mobile
A mobile application of the TrackerPAL™ software is available for Android and iOS devices. The Company is also developing a similar application for IntelliTrackTM.
 
Data Analytics
Our data analytics services help facilitate the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in diverse location and behavioral data that helps agencies reduce risks and improve decision making. Our analytics applications use various combinations of statistical analysis procedures, data and text mining, and predictive modeling to proactively analyze information on community-released offenders to discover hidden relationships and patterns in their behaviors and to predict future outcomes.
 
Real-Time Alcohol Monitoring
BACtrack is the world’s first smartphone-based remote alcohol monitoring system. The award-winning BACtrack Mobile integrates a smartphone app and police-grade breathalyzer branded for the Company to bring blood-alcohol content (“BAC”) wirelessly to a mobile device. We can quickly and easily estimate an enrollee’s BAC and track the results over time. The smartphone monitoring application allows supervisors to send scheduled or random notifications to enrollees to take BAC tests, providing photo/location-verified and time stamped results. It also includes an onboard calendar, reminding an enrollee of court dates, testing dates, medications to take, mandatory events to attend, and other matters.
 
Empower
Our Empower Smartphone Application provides victim and survivor support by creating a mobile geo-zone around a survivor of domestic abuse and communicates with the offender’s tracking device – providing an early-warning notification to the survivor if he or she is in proximity of the offender or group of offenders. 
 
InTouch
InTouch is a smartphone monitoring and supervision application specifically designed for the criminal justice market to compliment traditional Electronic Monitoring Solutions; offering a “step-up”/“step-down” option from location monitoring bracelets for community supervised populations.
 
Accessories
 
SecureCuff™
The SecureCuff™ is a patented, optional accessory available exclusively for ReliAlert™ and is the only uncuttable strap in the industry specifically made for high-risk offenders. SecureCuff™ has encased, hardened steel bands that provide extreme cut-resistance and includes the same fiber-optic technology as the standard strap for tampering notification.
 
 
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RF Beacon™
The RF Beacon™ is a completely self-contained, short-range transmitting station that provides a Radio Frequency (RF) signal communicating with assigned offender GPS devices to increase the ability to maintain critical offender location information and provide agencies with an effective way to more accurately “tether” an offender to a specific location.
 
Product Support and Services
 
Monitoring Centers
Our monitoring centers provide live 24/7/365 monitoring of all alarms generated from our devices, as well as customer and technical support. Our monitoring center operators play a vital role, and as such, are staffed with highly trained, bi-lingual individuals. These operators act as an extension of agency resources receiving alarms, communicating and intervening with offenders regarding violations, and interacting with supervision staff, all pursuant to agency-established protocols. The facilities have redundant power source, battery backup and triple redundancy in voice, data, and IP. We have assisted in the establishment of monitoring centers for customers and local partners in the United States, Chile and other global locations.
 
Customer Care
We offer a range of support options for our customers. These include assistance that is built into software products, printed and electronic product manuals, online support including comprehensive product information, as well as technical assistance.
 
Research and Development Program
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, we incurred research and development expense of $1,182,542, compared to $1,313,499 recognized during fiscal year 2019. The $130,957 decrease in research and development cost reflects lower wages and taxes of $113,103, lower travel expense of $75,419, partially offset by higher dues and subscriptions of $29,941. The Company is completing its new technology platform, which we currently intend to rollout to customers in the upcoming fiscal year. The Company is significantly enhancing its technology platform to improve the efficiency of its software, firmware, user interface, and automation. As a result of these improvements, $1,514,482 was capitalized as developed technology during the year ended September 30, 2020. A portion of this expense would have been recognized as research and development expense, absent the significant enhancements to the technology. This represented an increase of $333,174 compared to the $1,181,308 capitalized as developed technology during the year ended September 30, 2019.
 
Competition
 
The markets for our products and services are highly competitive and we are confronted by aggressive competition in all areas of our business. These markets are characterized by frequent product introductions and technological advances. Our competitors selling tracking devices have aggressively cut prices and lowered their product margins to gain or maintain market share. Our financial condition and operating results could be adversely affected by these and other industry-wide downward pressures on gross margins. Principal competitive factors important to us include price, product features, relative price/performance, product quality and reliability, design innovation, a strong software ecosystem, service and support, and corporate reputation.
 
Our specific competitors vary from market to market and we compete against other international, national and regional companies, some of whom use local partners that may have more knowledge of the local markets and the government decision making process. Some of our competitors are owned by large public companies with broader resources, while others are backed by private equity firms with large funds, or in some cases, work as part of a consortium with extensive international experience. We expect competition in these markets to intensify as competitors attempt to imitate some of the features of our products and applications within their own products or, alternatively, collaborate with third-party providers to offer solutions that are more competitive than those they currently offer.
 
Competitive Strengths
 
Relationships with High-Quality Government Customers. We have developed strong relationships with federal, state and county customers within the United States and with Ministries of Justice internationally and managed to bring in new, sizable customers in the past year.
 
 
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Industry Leading Analytics Software. Our software remains a leader with fully functioning, revenue-generating analytics on the market today, specifically designed for the offender monitoring market. State departments of corrections, county probation agencies and Sheriff’s offices have utilized this solution for multiple years.
 
Device Agnostic Software Platform. Our software platform is device agnostic and currently accommodates offender monitoring of new products that we introduce, integrates with case management software utilized by sheriff, probation and pre-trial departments, and adds devices manufactured by competitors.
 
Smartphone Monitoring Pioneers in Criminal Justice. Today’s prison system incarcerates too many individuals who pose little threat to public safety, at far too great a cost. They serve their sentences in overcrowded, outdated institutions that expose them to hardened criminals. Upon release, their opportunities and lives have changed forever. Now, low-risk offender populations can serve their sentences virtually, holding jobs and taking care of family members, yet still feeling the weight of their punishment while seeing a clear path to avoiding trouble in the future. Further, taxpayers gain a clear cost advantage. To date, we have developed apps targeting alcohol monitoring, domestic violence and our core monitoring platform.
 
Experienced Senior Management Team. Our top executives have extensive experience in both the offender monitoring marketplace and their specific fields of expertise, whether that be sales, customer care and/or technology. We also benefit from a diverse and experienced Board of Directors.
 
Recurring Revenue. Our revenue is generated in large part by long-term customer contracts based on the size of the offender monitoring program throughout each month, which creates a predictable, recurring revenue stream.
 
Extensive Product Suite. We have a large variety of products that appeal to a broad range of government customers and greatly enhance our ability to attract and retain clients. These products include different GPS devices, alcohol monitoring devices and applications, and new smartphone applications including those that address adjacent market opportunities in both the public and private sectors and analytics software.
 
National Footprint with International Presence. We operate in approximately 42 states as well as select international locations, including Chile, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Bahamas. Our presence both within the United States and abroad better positions us to compete for new and expiring government contracts.
 
Sources and Availability of Raw Materials
 
We use various suppliers and contract manufacturers to supply parts and components for the manufacture and support of our product lines. Although our intention is to establish at least two sources of supply for materials whenever possible, for certain components we have sole or limited source supply arrangements. We may not be able to procure these components from alternative sources at acceptable prices and quality within a reasonable time, or at all; therefore, the risk of loss or interruption of such arrangements could impact our ability to deliver certain products on a timely basis.
 
Dependence on Major Customers
 
We had sales to two entities that each represent 10% or more of our gross revenue, as follows for the years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively:
 
 
 
2020
 
 
%
 
 
2019
 
 
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer A
 $6,374,742 
  19%
 $8,570,404 
  25%
Customer B
 $3,710,759 
  11%
 $3,549,273 
  10%
 
    
    
    
    
 
No other customer represented more than 10% of our total revenue for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 or 2019.
 
 
 
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Concentration of credit risk associated with our total and outstanding accounts receivable as of September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, are shown in the table below: 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
%
 
 
2019
 
 
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer A
 $536,587 
  10%
 $1,538,775 
  23%
Customer B
 $374,809 
  7%
 $844,241 
  12%
 
    
    
    
    
 
Dependence on Major Suppliers
 
We purchase cellular services from several major suppliers. The cost to us for these services during the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was $2,033,487 and $2,323,491, respectively. The 12% decrease in cellular service expense in 2020 compared to 2019 resulted largely due to lower negotiated communication costs.
 
During the years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, we also purchased a significant portion of our inventory and monitoring equipment from certain suppliers. The cost of these purchases during the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was $1,275,839 and $1,782,049, respectively. The decrease in monitoring equipment was due to purchases in fiscal 2019 for a large new customer, partially offset by increases in devices required by certain large customers in fiscal year 2020. The Company anticipates of the rollout of new technology devices beginning in the 1st fiscal quarter of 2021.
 
Intellectual Property
 
We currently hold rights to patents and copyrights relating to certain aspects of our hardware devices, accessories, software and services. We have registered or applied for trademarks and service marks in the U.S. and a number of foreign countries. Although we believe the ownership of such patents, copyrights, trademarks and service marks is an important factor in our business and that our success does depend in part on the ownership thereof, we rely primarily on the innovative skills, technical competence and marketing abilities of our personnel.
 
We file patent applications as needed to protect innovations arising from our research, development and design, and are currently pursuing numerous patent applications around the world. Over time, we have accumulated a large portfolio of issued patents around the world. We hold copyrights relating to certain aspects of our products and services. No single patent or copyright is solely responsible for protecting our products. We believe that the duration of our patents is adequate relative to the expected lives of our products.
 
Many of our products are designed to include intellectual property obtained from third parties. It may be necessary in the future to seek or renew licenses relating to various aspects of our products, processes and services. Although we have generally been able to obtain such licenses on commercially reasonable terms in the past, there is no guarantee that such licenses can be obtained in the future on reasonable terms, or at all. Because of technological changes in the industries in which we compete, current extensive patent coverage and the rapid rate of issuance of new patents, it is possible that certain components of our products, processes and services may unknowingly infringe existing patents or intellectual property rights of others. From time to time, we have been notified that we may be infringing certain patents or other intellectual property rights of third parties. 
 
Trademarks. We have developed and use trademarks in our business, particularly relating to our corporate and product names. We own nine trademarks that are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, plus one trademark registered in Mexico and one in Canada. In addition, we have the Track Group trademark and design registered in various countries around the world.
 
We will file additional applications for the registration of our trademarks in foreign jurisdictions as our business expands under current and planned distribution arrangements. Protection of registered trademarks in some jurisdictions may not be as extensive as the protection provided by registration in the United States.
 
 
 
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The following table summarizes our trademark registrations:
 
Trademark
 
Application
Number
 
 
Registration
Number
 
Status/
Next Action
Mobile911 Siren with 2-Way Voice Communication & Design®
  76/013886 
  2595328 
Registered
TrackerPAL®
  78/843035 
  3345878 
Registered
Mobile911®
  78/851384 
  3212937 
Registered
TrackerPAL®
 
CA 1315487
 
 
TMA749417
 
Registered
TrackerPAL®
 
MX 805365
 
  960954 
Registered
ReliAlert™
  85/238049 
  4200738 
Registered
SecureCuff™
  85/626037 
  4271621 
Registered
TrackGroup™
  86/301716 
  4701636 
Registered
Track Group™ and Design
  86/469103 
  4793747 
Registered
Track Group™ and Design*
 
MP 1257077
 
  1257077 
Registered
V-TRCK®
  87/151142 
  5330916 
Registered
Track Group™ 
  90/245541 
   
  Pending
 
* Track Group™ and Design is also a registered trademark in the following countries: Europe, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada and Chile and is pending in Brazil.
 
Patents. We have 12 patents issued in the United States. At foreign patent offices, we have 8 patents issued and 1 patent pending. 
 
The following tables summarize information regarding our patents and patent applications. There are no assurances given that the pending applications will be granted or that they will, if granted, contain all of the claims currently included in the applications.

 
US Patents
 
Application
Serial No.
 
Date Filed
 
Patent No.
 
Issue Date
Remote Tracking and Communication Device
  11/202427 
10-Aug-05
  7330122 
12-Feb-08
Remote Tracking and Communications Device
  12/028088 
8-Feb-08
  7804412 
28-Sep-10
Remote Tracking and Communications Device
  12/875988 
3-Sep-10
  8031077 
4-Oct-11
Alarm and Alarm Management System for Remote Tracking Devices
  11/486992 
14-Jul-06
  7737841 
15-Jun-10
Alarm and Alarm Management System for Remote Tracking Devices
  12/792572 
2-Jun-10
  8013736 
6-Sep-11
A Remote Tracking Device and a System and Method for Two-Way Voice Communication Between the Device and a Monitoring Center
  11/486989 
14-Jul-06
  8797210 
5-Aug-14
A Remote Tracking Device and a System and Method for
Two-Way Voice Communication Between the Device and a Monitoring Center
  14/323831 
3-Jul-14
  9491289 
8-Nov-16
A Remote Tracking System with a Dedicated Monitoring Center
  11/486976 
14-Jul-06
  7936262 
3-May-11
Remote Tracking System and Device with Variable Sampling
and Sending Capabilities Based on Environmental Factors
  11/486991 
14-Jul-06
  7545318 
9-Jun-09
Tracking Device Incorporating Enhanced Security Mounting Strap
  12/818453 
18-Jun-10
  8514070 
20-Aug-13
Tracking Device Incorporating Cuff with Cut Resistant Materials
  14/307260 
17-Jun-14
  9129504 
8-Sep-15
A System and Method for Monitoring Individuals Using a
Beacon and Intelligent Remote Tracking Device
  12/399151 
6-Mar-09
  8232876 
31-Jul-12
 
 
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International Patents
 
Application
Serial No.
 
Date Filed
 
 
Patent No.
 
Issue Date
Remote Tracking and Communication Device - Canada
  2617923 
4-Feb-08
  2617923 
7-Jun-16
Remote Tracking and Communication Device - Mexico
 
MX/a/2008/001932
 
8-Feb-08
  278405 
24-Aug-10
Secure Strap Mounting System for an Offender Tracking
Device - EPO
  10009091.9 
1-Sep10
    
Pending
Secure Strap Mounting System for an Offender Tracking
Device - Mexico
 
MX/a/2011/002283
 
28-Feb-11
  319057 
4-Apr-14
Secure Strap Mounting System for an Offender Tracking
Device - Canada
  2732654 
23-Feb-11
  2732654 
1-May-18
A System and Method for Monitoring Individuals Using a
Beacon and Intelligent Remote Tracking Device - Canada
  2717866 
3-Sep-10
  2717866 
17-May-16
A System and Method for Monitoring Individuals Using a
Beacon and Intelligent Remote Tracking Device - EPO
  09 716 860.3 
6-Oct-10
  2260482 
9-Jan-13
A System and Method for Monitoring Individuals Using a
Beacon and Intelligent Remote Tracking Device - United Kingdom
 
Refer to EP Patent # 2260482
 
A System and Method for Monitoring Individuals Using a
Beacon and Intelligent Remote Tracking Device - Mexico
 
MX/a/2010/009680
 
2-Sep-10
  306920 
22-Jan-13
 
Trade Secrets.  We own certain intellectual property, including trade secrets, which we seek to protect, in part, through confidentiality agreements with employees and other parties. Even where these agreements exist, there can be no assurance that these agreements will not be breached, that we would have adequate remedies for any breach, or that our trade secrets will not otherwise become known to or independently developed by competitors.
 
We intend to protect our legal rights concerning intellectual property by all appropriate legal action. Consequently, we may become involved from time to time in litigation to determine the enforceability, scope, and validity of any of the foregoing proprietary rights. Any patent litigation could result in substantial cost and divert the efforts of management and technical personnel.
 
Government Regulation
 
Our operations are subject to various federal, state, local and international laws and regulations.
 
In October 2018, through an internal review of our export compliance, it came to our attention that some of our products may not have been properly classified in the past, and that our export of certain products, software and technology may be subject to export licensing requirements of which we were not previously aware. As a result of these findings, we hired independent counsel to assist in, among other things, an investigation with respect to our past export practices and analyzing our classification of products, software and technology. On October 16, 2018, we voluntarily self-disclosed the information above to the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), followed by additional details sent to the BIS on April 1, 2019, and we have obtained licenses for the export of our products, software and technology to all of the Company’s international customers.
 
 
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On February 7, 2019, the Company received authorization from BIS for all of its internal customers, contractors and Subsidiaries requiring approval in addition to its Swedish and Mexican foreign national employees to continue using electronic devices and the associated software and technology. On April 22, 2019, the Company received a letter (the “Warning Letter”) from the BIS in response to the aforementioned self-disclosure, indicating that although violations of certain export regulations had occurred, the BIS Office of Export Enforcement closed this matter with the issuance of the Warning Letter in lieu of prosecution or fines given the facts and circumstances.
 
Currently, we are not involved in any pending or, to our knowledge, threatened governmental proceedings, which would require curtailment of our operations because of such laws and regulations.
 
Seasonality
 
Given the consistency in recurring domestic monitoring revenue by customers throughout fiscal 2020, we detected no apparent seasonality in our business. However, as in previous years, incremental domestic device deployment opportunities typically slow down in the months of July and August. We believe this is due to the unavailability of judicial and corrections officials who observe a traditional vacation season during this period. In addition, the operation in Chile generally lowers around Christmas time due to the courts willingness to permit offenders being monitored to visit family.
 
Employees
 
As of December 1, 2020, we had 148 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees. None of the employees are represented by a labor union or subject to a collective bargaining agreement. We have never experienced a work stoppage and management believes that relations with employees are good.
 
Additional Available Information
 
We make available, free of charge, at our corporate website (www.trackgrp.com) copies of our annual reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements, and all amendments to these reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is electronically filed with or furnished to the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. We also provide copies of our Forms 8-K, 10-K, 10-Q, and proxy statements at no charge to investors upon request.
 
All reports filed by us with the SEC are available free of charge via EDGAR through the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
 
Item 1A.    Risk Factors
 
Our business is subject to significant risks. You should carefully consider the risks described below and the other information in this Annual Report, including our financial statements and related notes, before you decide to invest in our Common Stock. If any of the following risks or uncertainties actually occur, our business, results of operations or financial condition could be materially harmed, the trading price of our Common Stock could decline and you could lose all or part of your investment. The risks and uncertainties described below are those that we currently believe may materially affect us; however, they may not be the only ones that we face. Additional risks and uncertainties of which we are unaware or currently deem immaterial may also become important factors that may harm our business. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligations to update any risk factors.
 
Risks Related to Our Business, Operations and Industry 
 
We face risks related to our substantial indebtedness, including risk related to the repayment of our short-term indebtedness.
 
As of September 30, 2020, we had $31,333,200 of indebtedness outstanding, of which $30,914,625 becomes due and payable within the next 12 months, including $31,400,000 which matures on July 1, 2021. In addition, we have $11,515,375 of intertest accrued at September 30, 2020 related to our outstanding indebtedness. Our significant indebtedness could adversely affect our ability to raise additional capital to fund our operations, make interest payments as they come due, limit our ability to react to changes in the economy or our industry, and prevent us from meeting our obligations under our outstanding debt instruments. As a result, we will have to raise additional capital or restructure such indebtedness during the next six months, and no assurances can be given that we may be successful in that regard. See “Recent Developments” and Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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Our high degree of leverage could have adverse consequences to us, including:
 
making it more difficult for us to make payments on our debt;
 
 
increasing our vulnerability to general economic and industry conditions;
 
 
requiring a substantial portion of cash flow from operations to be dedicated to the payment of principal and interest on our debt, thereby reducing our ability to use our cash flow to fund our operations, capital expenditures, and future business opportunities;
 
 
restricting us from making strategic acquisitions or causing us to make non-strategic divestitures;
 
 
limiting our ability to obtain additional financing for working capital, capital expenditures, product development, debt service requirements, acquisitions, and general corporate or other purposes; and
 
 
limiting our ability to adjust to changing market conditions and placing us at a competitive disadvantage compared to our competitors who may be less highly leveraged.
 
We may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service all of our indebtedness, and may be forced to take other actions to satisfy our obligations under our indebtedness, which may not be successful.
 
Our ability to make scheduled payments or to refinance our debt obligations depends on our financial condition and operating performance, which are subject to prevailing economic and competitive conditions and to certain financial, business and other factors beyond our control. While we are currently reviewing all options regarding our indebtedness, no assurances can be given that we will be successful in refinancing, extending or restructuring the debt, and we cannot assure you that we will maintain a level of cash flows sufficient to permit us to pay the principal, premium, if any, and interest on our indebtedness.
 
If our cash flows and capital resources are insufficient to fund our debt service obligations, we may be forced to reduce or delay investments and capital expenditures, sell assets, seek additional capital, or restructure or refinance our indebtedness.
 
These alternative measures may not be successful and may not permit us to meet our scheduled debt service obligations. In the absence of such operating results and resources, we could face substantial liquidity difficulties and might be required to dispose of material assets or operations to meet our debt service and other obligations. We may not be able to consummate those dispositions or the proceeds that we realize from them may not be adequate to meet the debt service obligations then due.
 
There is no certainty that the market will continue to accept or expand the use of our products and services.
 
Our targeted markets may be slow to, or may never, expand the use of our products or services. Governmental organizations may not use our products unless they determine, based on experience, advertising or other factors, that our products are a preferable alternative to other available methods of tracking or incarceration. In addition, decisions to adopt new tracking devices can be influenced by government administrators, regulatory factors, and other factors largely outside of our control. No assurance can be given that key decision-makers will continue to accept or expand the use of our products, and if they do not, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
Budgetary issues faced by government agencies could adversely impact our future revenue. 
 
Our revenue is primarily derived from contracts with state, local and county government agencies in the United States and governments of Caribbean and Latin American nations. Many of these government agencies are experiencing budget deficits and may continue to do so. As a result, we may experience delays in payment on customer invoices, the amount spent by our current clients on equipment and services that we supply may be reduced or grow at rates slower than anticipated, and it may be more difficult to attract additional government clients. In light of the recent hurricanes, and the destruction sustained by many Caribbean countries, this is of increasing risk. Furthermore, the industry has experienced a general decline in average daily lease rates for GPS tracking devices. As a result of these factors, our ability to maintain or increase our revenue may be negatively affected.
 
 
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We rely on significant suppliers for key products and cellular access. If we do not renew these agreements when they expire, we may not continue to have access to these suppliers’ products or services at favorable prices or in volumes as we have in the past, which could adversely affect our results of operations or financial condition. 
 
We have entered into agreements with several national providers for cellular services. We also currently rely on a single source for the large majority of the manufacturing of our devices. If any of these significant suppliers were to cease providing products or services to us, we would be required to seek alternative sources. No assurances can be given that alternate sources could be located or that the delay or additional expense associated with locating alternative sources for these products or services would not materially and adversely affect our business and financial condition.
 
Our research, development, marketing and export activities are subject to government regulations. The cost of compliance or the failure to comply with these regulations could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. 
 
In October 2018, through an internal review of our export compliance, it came to our attention that some of our products may not have been properly classified in the past, and that our export of certain products, software and technology may be subject to export licensing requirements of which we were not previously aware. As a result of these findings, we hired independent counsel to assist in, among other things, an investigation with respect to our past export practices and analyzing our classification of products, software and technology. On October 16, 2018, we voluntarily self-disclosed our potential former violation of the applicable export licensing requirements to the BIS, followed by additional details sent to the BIS on April 1, 2019, and have obtained licenses for the export of certain of our products, software and technology to all of the Company’s international customers.
 
On February 7, 2019, the Company received authorization from BIS for all of its internal customers, contractors and Subsidiaries requiring approval in addition to its Swedish and Mexican foreign national employees to continue using electronic devices and the associated software and technology. On April 22, 2019, the Company received the Warning Letter from the BIS in response to the aforementioned self-disclosure, indicating that although violations of certain export regulations had occurred, the BIS Office of Export Enforcement closed this matter with the issuance of the Warning Letter in lieu of prosecution or fines given the facts and circumstances.
 
In addition, there can be no assurance that changes in the legal or regulatory framework or other subsequent developments will not result in limitation, suspension or revocation of regulatory approvals granted to us. Any such events, were they to occur, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. We are required to comply with regulations for manufacturing and export practices, which mandate procedures for extensive control and documentation of product design, control and validation of the manufacturing process and overall product quality. If we, our management or our third-party manufacturers fail to comply with applicable regulations regarding these manufacturing practices, we could be subject to a number of sanctions, including fines, injunctions, civil penalties, delays, suspensions or withdrawals of market approval, seizures or recalls of product, operating restrictions and, in some cases, criminal prosecutions. 
 
We face intense competition, including competition from entities that are more established and may have greater financial resources than we do, which may make it difficult for us to establish and maintain a viable market presence.
 
Our current and expected markets are rapidly changing. Although we believe our technology has advantages over competing systems, there can be no assurance that those advantages are significant. Many of our competitors have products or techniques approved or in development and operate large, well-funded research and development programs in the field. Moreover, competitors may be in the process of developing technology that could be developed more quickly or ultimately be more effective than our products. There can be no assurance that our competitors will not develop more effective or more affordable products, or achieve earlier patent protection or product commercialization.
 
We are dependent upon certain customers, the loss of which may adversely affect our results of operations and business condition.
 
During fiscal year 2020, our two top customers accounted for an aggregate of 30% of total sales. One of these contracts expires within the next fiscal year. Failure to renew the expiring contract, resulting in the loss of this customer, may have an adverse effect on our business. See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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Our business plan is subject to the risks of technological uncertainty, which may result in our products failing to be competitive or readily accepted by our target markets.
 
There can be no assurance that our research and development efforts will be successful. In addition, the technology that we integrate or that we may expect to integrate with our product and service offerings is rapidly changing and developing. We face risks associated with the possibility that our technology may not function as intended and the possible obsolescence of our technology and the risks of delay in the further development of our own technologies. Cellular coverage is not uniform throughout our current and targeted markets. GPS technology depends upon “line-of-sight” access to satellite signals used to locate the user, which, under some circumstances, may limit the effectiveness of GPS tracking. In addition, the telecommunications industry continually updates its networks and technology which then requires the Company to update its devices to ensure compatibility with the new networks as will happen in 2021 with the transition from 3G to 5G technology by telecommunications carriers in the US.
 
We face risks of litigation and regulatory investigation and actions in connection with our operations.
 
Lawsuits, including regulatory actions, may seek recovery of large, indeterminate amounts or otherwise limit our operations, and their existence and magnitude may remain unknown for substantial periods of time. Relevant authorities in the markets in which we operate may investigate us in the future. These investigations may result in significant penalties in multiple jurisdictions, and we may become involved in disputes with private parties seeking compensation for damages resulting from the relevant violations. Such legal liability or regulatory action could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, reputation and credibility. In addition, our business activities are subject to various governmental regulations in countries where we operate, which include investment approvals, export regulations, tariffs, antitrust, anti-bribery, intellectual property, consumer and business taxation, foreign trade, exchange controls, and environmental and recycling requirements. These regulations limit, and other new or amended regulations may further limit, our business activities or increase operating costs. In addition, the enforcement of such regulations, including the imposition of fines or surcharges for violation of such regulations, may adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, reputation and credibility.
 
Our products are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the protection of intellectual property and related proprietary rights.
 
We believe that our success depends in part on our ability to obtain and enforce patents, maintain trade secrets and operate without infringing on the proprietary rights of others, both in the United States and in other countries. Our inability to obtain or to maintain patents on our key products could adversely affect our business. We currently own 20 patents issued and have filed and may file additional patent applications in the United States and in key foreign jurisdictions relating to our technologies, improvements to those technologies, and for specific products we may develop. There can be no assurance that patents will issue on any of these applications or that, if issued, any patents will not be challenged, invalidated or circumvented. The enforcement of patent rights can be uncertain and involves complex legal and factual questions. The scope and enforceability of patent claims are not systematically predictable with absolute accuracy. The strength of our own patent rights depends, in part, upon the breadth and scope of protection provided by the patent and the validity of our patents, if any.
 
Our success will also depend, in part, on our ability to avoid infringing the patent rights of others. We must also avoid any material breach of technology licenses we may enter into with respect to our new products and services. Existing patent and license rights may require us to alter the designs of our products or processes, obtain licenses or cease certain activities. If patents have been issued to others that contain competitive or conflicting claims and such claims are ultimately determined to be valid and superior to our own, we may be required to obtain licenses to those patents or to develop or obtain alternative technology. If any licenses are required, there can be no assurance given that we will be able to obtain any necessary licenses on commercially favorable terms, if at all. Any breach of an existing license or failure to obtain a license to any technology that may be necessary in order to commercialize our products may have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
 
We also rely on trade secrets laws to protect portions of our technology for which patent protection has not yet been pursued or is not believed to be appropriate or obtainable. These laws may protect us against the unlawful or unpermitted disclosure of any information of a confidential and proprietary nature, including but not limited to our know-how, trade secrets, methods of operation, names and information relating to vendors or suppliers, and customer names and addresses. We seek to protect this un-patentable and unpatented proprietary technology and processes, in addition to other confidential and proprietary information in part, by entering into confidentiality agreements with employees, collaborative partners, consultants, and certain contractors. There can be no assurance that these agreements will not be breached, that we will have adequate remedies for any breach, or that our trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information will not otherwise become known or be independently discovered or reverse-engineered by competitors.
 
 
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We conduct business internationally with a variety of sovereign governments.
 
Our business is subject to a variety of regulations and political interests that could affect the timing of payment for services and the duration of our contracts. We face the risk of systems interruptions and capacity constraints, possibly resulting in adverse publicity, revenue loss and erosion of customer trust. The satisfactory performance, reliability and availability of our network infrastructure are critical to our reputation and our ability to attract and retain customers and to maintain adequate customer service levels. In addition, because our customers in these foreign jurisdictions are sovereign governments or governmental departments or agencies, it may be difficult for us to enforce our agreements with them in the event of a breach of those agreements, including, but not limited to, the failure to pay for services rendered or to complete projects that we have commenced.
 
Our business is subject to risks arising from epidemic diseases, such as the recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
 
The recent outbreak of COVID-19, which has been declared by the World Health Organization to be a pandemic, has spread across the globe and is impacting worldwide economic activity. A pandemic, including COVID-19 or other public health epidemic, poses the risk that we or our employees, contractors, suppliers, and other partners may be prevented from conducting business activities for an indefinite period of time, including shutdowns that may be requested or mandated by governmental authorities. While it is not possible at this time to estimate the impact that COVID-19 could have on our business, the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation measures have had and may continue to have an adverse impact on global economic conditions which could have an adverse effect on our business and financial condition, including impairing our ability to raise capital when needed. In addition, for a period of time we were under a shelter-in-place mandate which may be reinstated at the discretion of state or local authorities and many of our clients worldwide may be similarly impacted.
 
We may experience temporary service interruptions for a variety of reasons, including telecommunications or power failures, fire, water damage, vandalism, civil unrest, computer bugs or viruses, malicious cyber-attacks or hardware failures.
 
Any service interruption that results in the unavailability of our system or reduces its capacity could result in real or perceived public safety issues that may affect customer confidence in our services. Historically, we have experienced temporary interruptions of telecommunications or power outages, which were promptly mitigated, although Hurricane Maria in 2017 presented even greater challenges in Puerto Rico, including into the 2018 fiscal year. Such instances may result in loss of customer accounts or similar problems if they occur again in the future. Given rapidly changing technologies, we are not certain that we will be able to adapt the use of our services to permit, upgrade, and expand our systems or to integrate smoothly with new technologies. Network and information systems and other technologies are critical to our business activities. Network and information systems-related events, including those caused by us, our service providers or by third parties, such as computer hacking, cyber-attacks, computer viruses, or other destructive or disruptive software, process breakdowns, denial of service attacks, malicious social engineering or other malicious activities, or any combination of the foregoing could result in a degradation or disruption of our services. These types of events could result in a loss of customers and large expenditures to repair or replace the damaged properties, networks or information systems or to protect them from similar events.
 
We currently have two independent directors sitting on our Board of Directors.
 
Our Board of Directors is currently comprised of three members, one of which would not be considered independent under the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market and the OTC Markets. Additionally, we no longer maintain separate audit, compensation or nominating and governance committees, the duties of which are fulfilled by our entire Board of Directors. The rules of the OTC Markets require that companies whose securities are listed for quotation on the OTCQX have a board of directors comprised of at least two independent directors. In the event that one of our two independent directors resigns, and we fail to appoint an additional independent director on or before May 31, 2021 or our market capitalization falls below a certain level, our Common Stock would no longer be eligible for quotation on the OTCQX, resulting in the quotation of our Common Stock on an alternative market, such as the OTC Pink Marketplace. Such change may affect the number and type of investors eligible to purchase our Common Stock. As a result, the price of our Common Stock may be adversely affected.
 
 
 
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Risks Related to Acquisitions
 
The success of our business depends on achieving our strategic objectives, including acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings.
 
Our acquisitions, as well as potential restructuring actions, may not achieve expected returns and other benefits as a result of various factors, including integration and collaboration challenges, such as personnel and technology. In addition, we may not achieve anticipated cost savings from restructuring actions, which could result in lower operating margins. If we decide to sell assets or a business, we may encounter difficulty in finding buyers or alternative exit strategies on acceptable terms in a timely manner, which could delay the accomplishment of our strategic objectives. After reaching an agreement with a buyer or seller for the acquisition or disposition of a business, we are subject to satisfaction of pre-closing conditions as well as to necessary regulatory and governmental approvals on acceptable terms, which may prevent us from completing the transaction.
 
We may not be able to grow successfully through our recent acquisitions or through future acquisitions, we may not successfully manage future growth, and we may not be able to effectively integrate businesses that we may acquire.
 
We plan to continue to grow organically as well as through strategic acquisitions of other businesses. In order to complete acquisitions, we would expect to require additional debt and/or equity financing, which may increase our interest expense, leverage, and the number of shares of our Common Stock or other securities outstanding. Businesses that we acquire may not perform as expected. Future revenue, profits and cash flows of an acquired business may not materialize due to the failure or inability to capture expected synergies, increased competition, regulatory issues, changes in market conditions, or other factors beyond our control. In addition, we may not be successful in integrating these acquisitions into our existing operations. Competition for acquisition opportunities may escalate, increasing our cost of making further acquisitions or causing us to refrain from making additional acquisitions. Additional risks related to acquisitions include, but are not limited to:
 
the potential disruption of our existing business;
 
 
entering new markets or industries in which we have limited prior experience;
 
 
difficulties integrating and retaining key management, sales, research and development, production and other personnel or diversion of management attention from ongoing business concerns to integration matters;
 
 
difficulties integrating or expanding information technology systems and other business processes or administrative infrastructures to accommodate the acquired businesses;
 
 
complexities associated with managing the combined businesses due to multiple physical locations;
 
 
risks associated with integrating financial reporting and internal control systems; and
 
 
whether any necessary additional debt or equity financing will be available on terms acceptable to us, or at all, and the impact of such financing on our operating performance and results of operations.
 
Risks Related to International Operations
 
We are exposed to fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
 
Our financial results are reported in U.S. dollars, but operations are conducted internationally. Currency exchange rates have, and may continue to have, a significant impact on our operating results. We do not utilize hedging techniques to minimize our exposure. As a result, an investment in our Common Stock may expose stockholders to fluctuations in exchange rates.
 
 
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The dollar cost of our operations internationally could increase as a result of increases or decreases in the rate of inflation or devaluation of the local currency in relation to the dollar, which may harm our results of operations.
 
The dollar cost of our international operations is expected to be influenced by any increase in inflation that is not offset by the devaluation of the local currency in relation to the dollar. As a result, we are exposed to the risk that foreign currencies will appreciate in relation to the dollar. We cannot predict whether the foreign currencies will appreciate or depreciate against the dollar in the future.
 
International political, economic and military instability may impede our ability to execute our plan of operations. 
 
Political, economic and military conditions, both domestic and abroad, may affect our business. We cannot predict whether or in what manner these problems may occur. Acts of random terrorism periodically occur, which could affect our operations or personnel. Ongoing or revived hostilities or other factors could harm our operations and could impede our ability to execute our plan of operations. Natural disasters, such as the hurricanes in the Caribbean in 2017, could render our affected customers financially unable to continue making payments or using our services. Moreover, in order to effectively compete in certain foreign jurisdictions, it is frequently necessary or required to establish joint ventures, strategic alliances or marketing arrangements with local operators, partners or agents. Reliance on local operators, partners or agents could expose us to the risk of being unable to control the scope or quality of our overseas services or products. In addition, our business insurance may not cover losses that may occur as a result of events associated with the security situation. Any losses or damages incurred by us could have a material adverse effect on our business and financial condition.
 
Risks Related to Our Common Stock
 
Certain individuals and groups own or control a significant number of our outstanding shares. 
 
Certain groups or persons, and in particular ETS Limited, who owned approximately 43% of our issued and outstanding Common Stock as of December 1, 2020, beneficially own a substantial number of shares of our outstanding Common Stock or securities and debt instruments. As a result, these persons have the ability, acting as a group, to influence substantially our affairs and business, including the election of our directors and, subject to certain limitations, of fundamental corporate transactions. This concentration of ownership may also have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control or making other transactions more difficult or impossible without their support. In addition, these equity holders may have an interest in pursuing acquisitions, divestitures, financing or other transactions that, in their judgment, could enhance their equity investments, even though such transactions may involve significant risk to us or our other stockholders. Additionally, they may make investments in businesses that directly or indirectly compete with us, or may pursue acquisition opportunities that may be complementary to our business and, as a result, those acquisition opportunities may not be available to us. 
 
Our Board of Directors may authorize the issuance of preferred stock and designate rights and preferences that will dilute the ownership and voting interests of existing stockholders without their approval.
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes us to issue up to 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Preferred Stock”), of which 1,200,000 shares have been designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred”). Our Board of Directors is authorized to designate, and to determine the rights and preferences of any series or class of Preferred Stock, and may designate additional shares of Preferred Stock in the future. The Board of Directors may, without stockholder approval, issue shares of Preferred Stock with dividend, liquidation, conversion, voting or other rights which are senior to our Common Stock or which could adversely affect the voting power or other rights of the existing holders of outstanding shares of Preferred Stock or Common Stock. Additionally, the issuance of Preferred Stock may have the effect of decreasing the market price of the Common Stock and reduce the likelihood that holders of Common Stock will receive dividend payments and payments upon liquidation. The issuance of shares of Preferred Stock may also adversely affect an acquisition or change in control of the Company. As of December 1, 2020, there were no outstanding shares of Series A Preferred issued and outstanding.
 
Sales by certain of our stockholders of a substantial number of shares of our Common Stock in the public market could adversely affect the market price of our Common Stock. 
 
A large number of outstanding shares of our Common Stock are held by several of our principal stockholders. If any of these principal stockholders were to decide to sell large amounts of stock over a short period of time, such sales could cause the market price of our Common Stock to decline.
 
 
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A decline in the price of our Common Stock could affect our ability to raise additional working capital and adversely impact our operations and would severely dilute existing or future investors if we were to raise funds at lower prices.
 
A prolonged decline in the price of our Common Stock could result in a reduction of our ability to raise capital. Because our operations have been financed in part through the sale of equity securities, a decline in the price of our Common Stock could be especially detrimental to our continued operations. Any reduction in our ability to raise equity capital in the future would force us to reallocate funds from other planned uses and would have a significant negative effect on our business plans and operations, including our ability to develop new products and continue our current operations. If our stock price declines, there can be no assurance that we can raise additional capital or generate funds from operations sufficient to meet our obligations. We believe the following factors could cause the market price of our Common Stock to fluctuate widely:
 
actual or anticipated variations in our interim or annual results;
 
 
announcements of new services, products, acquisitions or strategic relationships within the industry;
 
 
changes in accounting treatments or principles;
 
 
changes in earnings estimates by securities analysts and in analyst recommendations; and
 
 
general political, economic, regulatory and market conditions.
 
Any failure to meet these expectations, even if minor, could materially adversely affect the market price of our Common Stock.
 
If we issue additional shares of Common Stock in the future, it will result in the dilution of our existing stockholders.
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes the issuance of 30,000,000 shares of Common Stock. Our Board of Directors has the authority to issue additional shares of Common Stock up to the authorized capital stated in the Certificate of Incorporation. The issuance of any such shares of Common Stock will result in a reduction in value of our outstanding Common Stock. If we do issue any such additional shares of Common Stock, such issuance also will cause a reduction in the proportionate ownership and voting power of all other stockholders. Further, any such issuance may result in a change of control of the Company.
 
Trading of our Common Stock may be volatile and sporadic, which could depress the market price of our Common Stock and make it difficult for our stockholders to resell their shares. 
 
There is currently a limited market for our Common Stock and the volume of our Common Stock traded on any day may vary significantly from one day to the other. Our Common Stock is quoted on the OTCQX. Trading in stock quoted on the OTCQX is often thin, volatile, and characterized by wide fluctuations in trading prices, due to many factors that may have little to do with the issuer’s operations, results or business prospects. The availability of buyers and sellers represented by this volatility could lead to a market price for our Common Stock that is unrelated to operating performance. Moreover, the OTCQX is not a stock exchange, and trading of securities quoted on the OTCQX is often more volatile than the trading of securities listed on a stock exchange like NASDAQ or NYSE: MKT.
 
 
 
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Item 2.       Properties
 
Our headquarters is approximately 5,600 square feet of commercial office space located at 200 E. 5th Avenue Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois. The lease for this office space began on September 1, 2017 and expires on August 31, 2022. Lease payments are approximately $11,000 per month. Since the middle of March 2020, most employees working out of the headquarters office began working remotely as a result of COVID-19. As of December 14, 2020, we have not established a date to reopen the office officially.
 
We lease commercial office space in Indianapolis, Indiana of approximately 5,751 square feet. This lease began on September 1, 2018 and terminates on August 31, 2022. Lease payments were approximately $3,100 per month through December 31, 2018 and increased to approximately $5,900 on January 1, 2019 as additional space was occupied.
 
The operations of Track Group Analytics Limited are conducted in approximately 1,157 square feet of office space in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada. The lease for this office space began on July 1, 2020 and expires on June 30, 2021. Monthly lease payments are approximately $2,000.
 
The operations of Track Group Chile S.p.A. are conducted in approximately 3,500 square feet of commercial office space located in Santiago, Chile. The lease for this office space began on December 31, 2016 and expires on December 31, 2021. Lease payments are approximately $6,500 per month.
 
We lease commercial office space in Sandy, Utah of approximately 1,500 square feet. The lease for this office space began on September 1, 2017 and expired on August 31, 2018. We are currently leasing this property on a month to month basis. Lease payments are $1,500 per month.
 
Item 3.       Legal Proceedings
 
The Company is, from time to time, involved in various legal proceedings incidental to the conduct of our business. Historically, the outcome of all such legal proceedings has not, in the aggregate, had a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. Other than as set forth below, there are no additional pending or threatened legal proceedings at this time.
 
SecureAlert, Inc. v. Federal Government of Mexico (Department of the Interior). On March 24, 2017, SecureAlert Inc. filed a complaint before the Federal Administrative Tribunal, asserting the failure by defendants to pay claimant amounts agreed to, and due under, the Pluri Annual Contract for the Rendering of Monitoring Services of Internees, through Electric Bracelets, in the Islas Marias Penitentiary Complex dated July 15, 2011, entered into by and between the Organo Administrativo Desconcentrado Prevencion y Readaptacion Social (“OADPRS”) of the then Public Security Department, and presently, an agency of the National Security Commission of the Department of the Interior, and SecureAlert, Inc., presently Track Group, Inc. The Company’s claim amount is upwards of $6.0 million. The Supreme Court took action to resolve previous, conflicting decisions regarding the jurisdiction of such claims and determined that such claims will be resolved by the Federal Administrative Tribunal. Subsequently, plaintiff filed an Amparo action before the Collegiate Court, seeking an appeal of the Federal Administrative Court’s earlier decision against plaintiff. The Collegiate Court issued a ruling in August 2019 that the matter of dispute was previously resolved by a lower court in 2016. The Company disagrees with this ruling and on November 11, 2020 made a re-demand of the OADPRS for payment due under the July 15, 2011 contract. The OADPRS has 3 months from November 11, 2020 in which to formally respond. The Based upon the fee arrangement the Company has with its counsel, we anticipate the future liabilities attributable to legal expense will be minimal.
 
 
 
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Blaike Anderson v. Track Group, Inc., et. al. On June 24, 2019, Blaike Anderson filed a complaint seeking unspecified damages in the State Court of Marion County, Indiana, alleging liability on the part of defendants for providing a defective ankle monitoring device and failure to warn plaintiff regarding the condition thereof. The Company removed the matter to federal court and subsequently filed its answer denying Plaintiff’s allegations in August 2019. Discovery, delayed by the Covid-19 crisis, remains ongoing. The Company continues to vigorously defend the case.
 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, through its Trustees v. International Surveillance Services Corporation. On January 23, 2020, the Company was served with a summons for an Adversary Action pending against International Surveillance Services Corporation (“ISS”), a subsidiary of the Company, now known as Track Group – Puerto Rico Inc., in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico seeking to avoid and recover allegedly constructive fraudulent transfers and to disallow claims pursuant to United States Bankruptcy and Puerto Rican law. The allegations stem from payments made to ISS between 2014 and 2017, which the Company believes were properly made in accordance with a contract between ISS and the government of Puerto Rico, through the Oficina de Servicios con Antelacion a Juicio, originally signed in 2011. The Company is confident that all payments it received were earned and due under applicable law and has produced documentation supporting its position in an informal document exchange with the Commonwealth on July 6, 2020, though the Commonwealth, through its financial advisory form, in correspondence dated November 13, 2020, requested additional information and discussion. The Company remains confident in its current position and continues to defend the case.
 
Eli Sabag v. Track Group, Inc., et al. On March 12, 2020, Eli Sabag commenced an arbitration with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Case Number 01-20-0003-6931. The arbitration claim, as it pertains to the Company, alleges breach of the Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) between the Company and Sabag. Sabag alleges that the Company breached the SPA because it failed to pay him his earn-out after it sold or leased a sufficient number of GPS Global Tracking devices to meet the earn-out milestone, or alternatively, breached the SPA by failing to act in “good faith” to allow Sabag to achieve his earn-out. Sabag further claims that the Company fraudulently induced Sabag to sell GPS Global Tracking and Surveillance System Ltd. to the Company. The Company has entered its appearance and on July 17, 2020, filed its Answer denying the allegations of the claim and asserting numerous defenses. The Company continues to vigorously defend against the allegations. The Company participated in mediation discussions on December 15, 2020 with all parties. The Company has not accrued any potential loss as the probability of incurring a material loss is deemed remote by management, after consultation with outside legal counsel.
 
 
 
 
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PART II
 
Item 5.       Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
Market Information
 
Our Common Stock is traded on the OTCQX under the symbol “TRCK”. The following table sets forth the range of high and low sales prices of our Common Stock as reported on the OTCQX for the periods indicated.
 
 Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2020
 
High
 
 
Low
 
 First Quarter ended December 31, 2019
 $0.56 
 $0.37 
 Second Quarter ended March 31, 2020
 $0.60 
 $0.13 
 Third Quarter ended June 30, 2020
 $0.43 
 $0.15 
 Fourth Quarter ended September 30, 2020
 $0.40 
 $0.25 
 
 Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2019
 
High
 
 
Low
 
 First Quarter ended December 31, 2018
 $0.95 
 $0.47 
 Second Quarter ended March 31, 2019
 $0.69 
 $0.50 
 Third Quarter ended June 30, 2019
 $0.57 
 $0.52 
 Fourth Quarter ended September 30, 2019
 $0.53 
 $0.51 
 
Holders
 
As of December 1, 2020, we had 178 holders of record of our Common Stock and 11,414,150 shares of Common Stock outstanding. We also have granted options and warrants for the purchase of 685,259 shares of Common Stock.
 
Dividends
 
Since incorporation, we have not declared any cash dividends on our Common Stock. We do not anticipate declaring cash dividends on our Common Stock for the foreseeable future. 
 
Dilution
 
The Board of Directors determines when, under what conditions and at what prices to issue shares of Company stock. In addition, a significant number of shares of Common Stock are reserved for issuance upon exercise of outstanding options and warrants.
 
The issuance of any shares of Common Stock for any reason will result in dilution of the equity and voting interests of existing stockholders.
 
Transfer Agent and Registrar
 
The transfer agent and registrar for our Common Stock is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, which is located at 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11219.
 
Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans
 
The 2012 Stock Incentive Plan
 
The Company’s 2012 Equity Compensation Plan, as amended (the “2012 Plan”), was first approved by our Board of Directors and stockholders at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on December 21, 2011, and amended following our Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 19, 2015. We believe that incentives and stock-based awards focus and align employees on the objective of creating stockholder value and promoting the success of the Company, and that incentive compensation plans like the 2012 Plan are an important attraction, retention and motivation tool for participants in the plan.
 
 
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Under the 2012 Plan, up to 803,262 shares of Common Stock or options to purchase Common Stock may be awarded. As of the date of this report, 258,408 shares of Common Stock and options for the purchase of 517,636 shares of Common Stock have been awarded under the 2012 Plan. The 2012 Plan was suspended by the Board of Directors in December 2018.
 
The following table includes information as of September 30, 2020 for our equity compensation plans:
 
Plan category
 
Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
 
 
Weighted-average 
exercise price
of outstanding options, warrants
and rights
 
 
Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in column (a)
 
 
 
(a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
  616,655 
 $1.61 
  27,218 
Equity compensation approved by Board of Directors outside of 2012 Plan
  68,604 
  1.15 
  - 
Total
  685,259 
 $1.56 
  27,218 
 
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
 
No securities were issued without registration under the Securities Act during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, nor were any securities issued subsequent to September 30, 2020, that were not reported in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 
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Item 7.       Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Exchange Act and Section 27A of the Securities Act. All statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Annual Report”) other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. When used in this report or elsewhere by management from time to time, the words “believe”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “seeks” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. For a more detailed discussion of such forward-looking statements and the potential risks and uncertainties that may impact upon their accuracy, see Item 1A entitled “Risk Factors” in Part I of this Annual Report and the “Overview” and “Liquidity and Capital Resources” sections of this Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. These forward-looking statements reflect our view only as of the date of this report. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligations to update any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should also carefully consider the factors set forth in other reports or documents that we file from time to time with the SEC.
 
The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is intended to help the reader better understand Track Group, our operations and our present business environment. Our fiscal year ends on September 30 of each year. Reference to fiscal year 2020 refers to the year ended September 30, 2020. This MD&A is provided as a supplement to, and should be read in conjunction with, our consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 and the accompanying notes thereto contained in this Annual Report. This introduction summarizes MD&A, which includes the following sections:
 
Overview – a general description of our business and the markets in which we operate; our objectives; our areas of focus; and challenges and risks of our business.
 
Results of Operations – an analysis of our consolidated results of operations for the last two fiscal years presented in our consolidated financial statements.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources – an analysis of cash flows; off-balance sheet arrangements and aggregate contractual obligations; and the impact of inflation and changing prices.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
Critical Accounting Policies – a discussion of accounting policies that require critical judgments and estimates.
 
We intend for this discussion to provide the reader with information that will assist in understanding our financial statements, the changes in certain key items in those financial statements from year to year, and the primary factors that accounted for those changes, as well as how certain accounting principles affect our financial statements.
 
Overview
 
 Our core business is based on the leasing of patented tracking and monitoring solutions to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, both in the U.S and abroad, for the electronic monitoring of offenders and offering unique data analytics services on a platform-as-a-service (“PaaS”) business model. Currently, we deploy offender-based management services that combine patented GPS tracking technologies, fulltime 24/7/365 global monitoring capabilities, case management, and proprietary data analytics. We offer customizable tracking solutions that leverage real-time tracking data, best practices monitoring, and analytics capabilities to create complete, end-to-end tracking solutions.
 
Recent Developments
 
PPP Loan
 
On May 19, 2020, the Company received net proceeds of $933,200 from a potentially forgivable loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") enacted by Congress under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)) (the "CARES Act") administered by the SBA (the "PPP Loan"). To facilitate the PPP Loan, the Company entered into a Note Payable Agreement with BMO Harris Bank National Association as lender (the "Lender") (the "PPP Loan Agreement"). The PPP Loan provides for working capital to the Company and will mature on May 19, 2022. However, under the CARES Act and the PPP Loan Agreement, all payments of both principal and interest will be deferred until at least December 19, 2020. The PPP Loan will accrue interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum, and interest will continue to accrue throughout the period the PPP Loan is outstanding, or until it is forgiven. The CARES Act (including the guidance issued by SBA and U.S. Department of the Treasury related thereto) provides that all or a portion of the PPP Loan may be forgiven upon request from the Company to Lender, subject to requirements in the PPP Loan Agreement and the CARES Act. On December 8, 2020, the Company filed the application for forgiveness with the Lender and believes it will receive 100% forgiveness for the PPP Loan, however, no assurance can be given.
 
 
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Conrent Facility Agreement
 
On February 24, 2019 the Company and Conrent Invest S.A. (“Conrent”), acting on behalf of its compartment, Safety 2, amended the facility agreement originally entered into by and between the parties on December 30, 2013 (the “Amended Facility Agreement”), which Amended Facility Agreement alters certain provisions of the Company’s existing $30.4 million unsecured debt facility. Effective February 24, 2019, the Amended Facility Agreement (i) extended the Maturity Date, as defined therein, to the earlier of either April 1, 2020 or the date upon which the Outstanding Principal Amount, as defined therein, is repaid by the Company, and (ii) provided that in the event of a Change of Control, as defined therein, Conrent shall immediately cancel the facility and declare the Outstanding Principal Amount, together with unpaid interest, immediately due and payable. On December 4, 2019, the Company requested that Conrent extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 6, 2020 the investors who owned the securities from Conrent used to finance the debt (the “Noteholders”) held a meeting to address the Company’s request. On January 7, 2020, Conrent notified the Company in writing that the Noteholders agreed to extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 10, 2020, the Company and Conrent entered into an amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement to July 1, 2021. On October 21, 2020, the Company requested, in writing, an additional extension to the maturity date of the Amended Facility Agreement. On November 25, 2020, the Noteholders held a meeting to address the Company’s request and approved a new maturity date of July 1, 2024. On December 21, 2020, Conrent and the Company signed an Amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity date of the agreement to July 1, 2024, capitalizes the accrued and unpaid interest increasing the outstanding principal amount and reduces the interest rate of the Amended Facility Agreement from 8% to 4%. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Sapinda Facility Agreement
 
On September 8, 2020, the Company received a letter from ADS Securities LLC (“ADS”) informing the Company that ADS had been assigned the right to payment under that certain Loan Facility dated September 14, 2015, by and between Sapinda Asia Limited and the Company (the “Sapinda Loan Agreement”). On September 29, 2020, the Company and ADS settled the outstanding amount of approximately $3.4 million due under the Sapinda Loan Agreement for $2.7 million, which was paid on September 30, 2020.
 
Subsequent to the completion of its fiscal year, the Company entered into an amendment to extend the term of the CEO’s employment agreement.
 
Results of Operations
 
Continuing Operations - Fiscal Year 2020 Compared to Fiscal Year 2019
 
Revenue
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, we had revenue of $33,875,167 compared to revenue of $34,019,152 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $143,985, or less than 1%. Of this revenue, $33,217,661 and $32,100,370 was from monitoring and other related services during the 2020 and 2019 fiscal years, respectively, representing an increase of $1,117,291 or approximately 3%. Growth in revenue monitoring and other related services during the year ended September 30, 2020 was principally the result of an increase in total growth of our North American monitoring operations driven by clients in Illinois, Washington DC, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Nevada, partially offset by our Chilean operation. The decrease in revenue in Chile can be attributed to the strengthening U.S. dollar and the decline in devices due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 due to closings of Chilean court system, when compared to the same period in 2019.
 
Product and other revenue for the year ended September 30, 2020 decreased to $657,506 from $1,918,782 in the same period in 2019 largely due to lower product sales of $1,248,917, principally in Mexico, and slightly lower sales of other non-monitoring revenue items. The decrease in product sales was due to lower international product sales. We continue to largely focus on recurring subscription-based opportunities as opposed to equipment sales.
 
Cost of Revenue
 
During the year ended September 30, 2020, cost of revenue totaled $15,229,464 compared to cost of revenue during the year ended September 30, 2019 of $15,002,161, an increase of $227,303 or approximately 2%. The increase in cost of revenue was largely the result of higher monitoring costs of $514,870, higher fees of $271,472, higher lost stolen and damaged devices of $201,186 and higher server costs of $171,827. These increases were offset by lower product sales costs of $418,436, lower communication costs of $290,004, lower device repair costs of $131,583 and lower depreciation of monitoring devices of $89,620, largely due to an increase in fully depreciated devices.
 
 
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Depreciation and amortization included in cost of revenue for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, totaled $1,923,356 and $2,012,975, respectively. These costs represent additional fully depreciated monitoring devices. Devices are depreciated over a three-year useful life. Royalty agreements are being amortized over a ten-year useful life. The Company believes these lives are appropriate due to changes in electronic monitoring technology and the corresponding potential for obsolescence. Management periodically assesses the useful life of the devices for appropriateness. Amortization of a patent related to GPS and satellite tracking is also included in cost of sales.
 
Gross Profit and Margin
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, gross profit totaled $18,645,703, resulting in a 55% gross margin, compared to $19,016,991, or a 56% gross margin, during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, a decrease of $371,288, principally due to the drop in device sales and subsequent contribution of those sales.
 
Gain / Loss on Sale of Assets
 
During the year ended September 30, 2019, we sold a fully depreciated non-core asset for cash of $10,563.
 
General and Administrative Expense
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, our general and administrative expense totaled $10,381,859, compared to $12,243,459 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The decrease of $1,861,600 or approximately 15%, in general and administrative cost resulted largely from lower legal costs of $732,582, lower bad debt expense of $420,572, lower travel and entertainment expense of $254,673, lower payroll and taxes of $184,118, lower consulting and outside service costs of $176,817 and lower fees and licenses of $62,470. These savings were partially offset by higher insurance costs of $176,365.
 
Selling and Marketing Expense
 
For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, our selling and marketing expense was $2,257,667 compared to $2,257,101 for the year ended September 30, 2019. The nominal $566 increase resulted largely from higher outside services and consulting of $222,302, higher wages and related taxes of $40,621, partially offset by lower COVID-19 induced travel and entertainment expense of $232,290.
 
Research and Development Expense
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, we incurred research and development expense of $1,182,542 compared to those costs recognized during fiscal year 2019 totaling $1,313,499, a decrease of $130,957 or approximately 10%. The decrease resulted largely from lower payroll and taxes of $113,103, and lower travel and entertainment expense of $75,419, partially offset by higher dues and subscriptions of $29,941. The Company is significantly enhancing its technology platform to improve the efficiency of its software, firmware, user interface, and automation. As a result of these improvements, $1,514,482 was capitalized as developed technology during the year ended September 30, 2020, and $1,181,308 was capitalized during the year ended September 30, 2019. A portion of this expense would have been recognized as research and development expense, absent the significant enhancements to the technology.
 
Depreciation and Amortization Expense
 
We maintain a significant portion of our tangible and intangible assets that are amortized or depreciated. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, depreciation and amortization included in operating expense totaled $2,064,097, compared to $2,047,980 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. This was an increase of $16,117, or approximately 1%. 
 
Other Income (Expense)
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, other income (expense) totaled $2,084,982 of expense compared to other expense of $2,845,115 during fiscal 2019. The decrease of $760,133 in net other expense resulted primarily from a gain of $699,644 related to the settlement of a note payable at a discount (See Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements) and positive exchange rate movements of $149,810, partially offset by higher interest expense of $100,495.
 
 
 
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Income taxes
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, income tax expense totaled $793,197 compared to $884,353 during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. Tax expense in both fiscal years are income taxes largely related to a foreign jurisdiction.
 
Net Loss
 
We had a net loss for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 totaling $118,641 or $0.01 loss per common share, compared to a net loss of $2,563,953 or ($0.23) per common share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. This reduction in net loss is largely due to, lower general and administrative expense, lower research and development costs, lower other income (expense) and lower income tax expense, partially offset by lower gross profit, higher selling and marketing expense and higher depreciation and amortization in fiscal year ended September 30, 2020.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
The Company is currently self-funded through net cash provided by operating activities and was able to utilize cash from operations to fulfill its obligation under the Sapinda Loan Agreement of $3.4 million at the end of September 2020, which was discounted to a cash payment of $2.7 million made on September 30, 2020. As of September 30, 2020, excluding interest, approximately $30.4 million was still owed to Conrent under the Amended Facility Agreement. No borrowings or sales of equity securities occurred during the years ended September 30, 2020 or 2019 other than the funds received pursuant to the PPP Loan described below. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
On May 19, 2020, the Company received net proceeds of $933,200 from a potentially forgivable loan from the SBA pursuant to the PPP enacted by Congress under the of the CARES Act. To facilitate the PPP Loan, the Company entered into a Note Payable Agreement with the Lender. The PPP Loan provides for working capital to the Company and will mature on May 19, 2022. However, under the CARES Act and the PPP Loan Agreement, all payments of both principal and interest will be deferred until at least December 19, 2020. The PPP Loan will accrue interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum, and interest will continue to accrue throughout the period the PPP Loan is outstanding, or until it is forgiven. The CARES Act (including the guidance issued by SBA and U.S. Department of the Treasury related thereto) provides that all or a portion of the PPP Loan may be forgiven upon request from the Company to the Lender, subject to requirements in the PPP Loan Agreement and the CARES Act. On December 8, 2020, the Company filed the application for forgiveness with the Lender and believes it will receive 100% forgiveness for the PPP Loan, however, no assurance can be given.
 
On February 24, 2019 the Company and Conrent, acting on behalf of its compartment, Safety 2, entered into the Amended Facility Agreement, which Amended Facility Agreement alters certain provisions of the Company’s existing $30.4 million unsecured debt facility. Effective February 24, 2019, the Amended Facility Agreement (i) extended the Maturity Date to the earlier of either April 1, 2020 or the date upon which the Outstanding Principal Amount, is repaid by the Company, and (ii) provided that in the event of a Change of Control, Conrent shall immediately cancel the facility and declare the Outstanding Principal Amount, together with unpaid interest, immediately due and payable. On December 4, 2019, the Company requested that Conrent extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 6, 2020 the Noteholders held a meeting to address the Company’s request. On January 7, 2020, Conrent notified the Company in writing that the Noteholders agreed to extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 10, 2020, the Company and Conrent entered into an amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement to July 1, 2021. On October 21, 2020, the Company requested, in writing, an additional extension to the maturity date of the Amended Facility Agreement. On November 25, 2020, the Noteholders held a meeting to address the Company’s request and approved a new maturity date of July 1, 2024. On December 21, 2020, Conrent and the Company signed an Amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity date of the agreement to July 1, 2024, capitalizes the accrued and unpaid interest increasing the outstanding principal amount and reduces the interest rate of the Amended Facility Agreement from 8% to 4%. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Management will continue to seek additional extensions of debt maturities, other sources of capital, refinancing options, and potentially other transactions to meet all of its future obligations. While management believes it will be successful in completing one of these alternatives prior to the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement, no assurances can be given.
 
 
 
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Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities.
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, we incurred a net loss of $118,641 and we had cash flows from operating activities of $4,725,864, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $2,563,953 and cash flows from operating activities of $5,071,650 for fiscal year 2019. The decrease of cash from operations in fiscal year 2020 compared to fiscal year 2019 was largely the result of a decline in accounts payable, partially offset by a decrease in accounts receivable, an increase in accrued liabilities and an improvement in operating performance.
 
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities.
 
The Company used $2,942,195 of cash for investing activities during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, compared to $3,268,283 of cash used during fiscal year 2019. Cash used for investing activities was used for significant enhancements of our software platform and for purchases of monitoring and other equipment to meet customer demand during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. Purchases of monitoring equipment decreased $459,692 compared to the prior period, largely due to the reduction in the size of the Chilean program caused by COVID-19 and purchases of property and equipment decreased $210,133, compared to the prior period, largely due to decreases in leasehold improvements and computer equipment.
 
Net Cash Flows from Financing Activities.
 
The Company used $1,794,357 of cash from financing activities during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, compared to $65,317 of cash used by financing activities during fiscal year 2019. During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, we made principal payments of $2,727,557 and $65,317 on notes payable, respectively. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the Company received net proceeds of $933,200 from a potentially forgivable loan from the SBA. See Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Liquidity, Working Capital and Management’s Plan
 
As of September 30, 2020, we had unrestricted cash of $6,762,099, compared to unrestricted cash of $6,896,711 as of September 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2020, we had a working capital deficit of $34,773,161, compared to a working capital deficit of $35,010,475 as of September 30, 2019. This decrease in working capital deficit of $237,314 is principally due to the settlement of the Sapinda/ADS note payable, lower accounts payable, purchases of monitoring equipment and capitalized software and the current portion PPP loan described in Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, partially offset by lower accounts receivable, higher accrued expenses and lower cash provided by operations.
 
On May 19, 2020, the Company received net proceeds of $933,200 from a potentially forgivable loan from the SBA pursuant to the PPP enacted by Congress under the CARES Act. See Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
On December 4, 2019, the Company requested that Conrent extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 6, 2020, the Noteholders held a meeting to address the Company’s request. On January 7, 2020, Conrent notified the Company in writing that the Noteholders agreed to extend the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. On January 10, 2020, the Company and Conrent entered into an amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity of the Amended Facility Agreement to July 1, 2021. On October 21, 2020, the Company requested, in writing, an additional extension to the maturity date of the Amended Facility Agreement. On November 25, 2020, the Noteholders held a meeting to address the Company’s request and approved a new maturity date of July 1, 2024. On December 21, 2020, Conrent and the Company signed an Amendment to the Amended Facility Agreement which extends the maturity date of the agreement to July 1, 2024, capitalizes the accrued and unpaid interest increasing the outstanding principal amount and reduces the interest rate of the Amended Facility Agreement from 8% to 4%. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Inflation
 
We do not believe that inflation has had a material impact on our historical operations or profitability.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Financial Arrangements
 
The Company has not entered into any transactions with unconsolidated entities whereby the Company has financial guarantees, derivative instruments, or other contingent arrangements that expose the Company to material continuing risks, contingent liabilities, or any other obligation that provides financing, liquidity, market risk, or credit risk support to the Company, except as described below.
 
 
 
Payments
due in less than 1 year
 
 
Payments
due in
1 – 3 years
 
 
Payments
due in
3 – 5 years
 
 
Total
 
Operating leases
 $233,107 
 $170,937 
 $- 
 $404,044 
 
 
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As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s total future minimum lease payments under noncancelable operating leases were $404,044. The Company’s facility leases typically have original terms not exceeding five years and generally contain multi-year renewal options.
 
Effective October 1, 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting guidance in ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) “ASC Topic 842” which modified lease accounting for lessees to create transparency and comparability by recording lease assets and liabilities for operating leases and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. The Company adopted the new lease standard utilizing the modified retrospective transaction method, under which amounts in prior periods were not restated. For contracts existing at the time of the adoption, the Company elected not to reassess (a) whether any are or contain leases, (b) lease classification, and (c) initial direct costs. Upon adoption on October 1, 2019, the Company recorded $597,289 right of use assets and lease liabilities. The adoption of the new standard did not impact the Company’s Statements of Operations or Statements of Cash Flows.
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
In Note 2, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” to the audited Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report, we discuss those accounting policies we consider to be significant in determining the results of operations and our financial position.
 
The preparation of financial statements requires management to make significant estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, and expense. By their nature, these estimates and judgments are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty. On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to bad debts, inventories, intangible assets, warranty obligations, product liability, revenue, and income taxes. We base our estimates on historical experience and other facts and circumstances that are believed to be reasonable, and the results form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities. The actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
 
With respect to revenue recognition, impairment of long-lived assets, leases, stock-based compensation and allowance for doubtful accounts receivable, we apply critical accounting policies discussed below in the preparation of our financial statements.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
 Our revenue is predominantly derived from two sources: (i) monitoring services, and (ii) product sales.
 
Monitoring and Other Related Services
 
Monitoring services include two components: (i) lease contracts pursuant to which the Company provides monitoring services and lease devices to distributors or end users and the Company retains ownership of the leased device; and (ii) monitoring services purchased by distributors or end users who have previously purchased monitoring devices and opt to use the Company’s monitoring services. Sales of devices and/or leased GPS devices are required to use the Company’s monitoring service and both the GPS leased devices and monitoring services are accounted for as a single performance obligation. Monitoring revenue is recognized ratably over time, as the customer simultaneously receives and consumes the benefit of these services as they are performed. Payment due or received from the customers prior to rendering the associated services are recorded as deferred revenue. 
 
Product Sales and Other
 
The Company sells devices and replacement parts to customers under certain contracts, as well as law enforcement software licenses and maintenance, and analytical software. Revenue from the sale of devices and parts is recognized upon their transfer of control to the customer, which is generally upon delivery. Delivery is considered complete at either the time of shipment or arrival at destination, based on the agreed upon terms within the contract. Payment terms are generally 30 days from invoice date. When purchasing products (such as ReliAlert™ and Shadow™ devices) from the Company, customers may, but are not required to, enter into monitoring service contracts with us. The Company recognizes revenue on monitoring services for customers that have previously purchased devices at the end of each month that monitoring services have been provided.
 
 
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Multiple Element Arrangements
 
The majority of our revenue transactions do not have multiple elements. However, on occasion, the Company may enter into revenue transactions that have multiple elements. These may include different combinations of products or services that are included in a single billable rate. These products or services are delivered over time as the customer utilizes our services. In cases where obligations in a contract are distinct and thus require separation into multiple performance obligations, revenue recognition guidance requires that contract consideration be allocated to each distinct performance obligation based on its relative standalone selling price. The value allocated to each performance obligation is then recognized as revenue when the revenue recognition criteria for each distinct promise or bundle of promises has been met.
 
Other Matters
 
The Company considers an arrangement with payment terms longer than the Company’s normal terms not to be fixed or determinable, and revenue is recognized when the fee becomes due. Normal payment terms for the sale of monitoring services and products are due upon receipt to 30 days. The Company sells devices and services directly to end users and to distributors. Distributors do not have general rights of return. Also, distributors may not have price protection or stock protection rights with respect to devices sold to them by us. Generally, title and risk of loss pass to the buyer upon delivery of the devices.
 
The Company estimates product returns based on historical experience and maintains an allowance for estimated returns, which is recorded as a reduction to accounts receivable and revenue.
 
Shipping and handling fees charged to customers are included as part of total revenue. The related freight costs and supplies directly associated with shipping products to customers are included as a component of cost of revenue. Our revenue is predominantly derived from two sources: (i) monitoring services, and (ii) product sales.
 
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and Goodwill
 
We review our long-lived assets including goodwill and intangibles for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the book value of an asset may not be recoverable, and in the case of goodwill, at least annually. We evaluate whether events and circumstances have occurred which indicate possible impairment as of each balance sheet date. We use an equity method of the related asset or group of assets in measuring whether the assets are recoverable. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its market value, an impairment charge is recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the estimated fair value of the asset. Impairment of long-lived assets is assessed at the lowest levels for which there are an identifiable fair market value that is independent of other groups of assets.
 
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
 
We must make estimates of the collectability of accounts receivable. In doing so, we analyze accounts receivable and historical bad debts, customer credit-worthiness, current macroeconomic and geopolitical trends, and changes in customer payment patterns when evaluating the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements 
 
From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) or other standard setting bodies, which are adopted by us as of the specified effective date. Unless otherwise discussed, we believe that the impact of recently issued standards that are not yet effective will not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations upon adoption.
 
In February 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842)”. For lessees, the amendments in this update require that for all leases not considered to be short term, a company recognize both a lease liability and right-of-use asset on its balance sheet, representing the obligation to make payments and the right to use or control the use of a specified asset for the lease term. The amendments in this update are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within those annual periods. The Company adopted ASU 2016-02 on October 1, 2019. See Note 12 for the impact the adoption had on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.
 
 
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Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
 
We recognize compensation expense for stock-based awards expected to vest on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period of the award based on their grant date fair value. We estimate the fair value of stock options using a Black-Scholes option pricing model which requires us to make estimates for certain assumptions regarding risk-free interest rate, expected life of options, expected volatility of stock, and expected dividend yield of stock.
 
Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
Our business extends to countries outside the United States, and we intend to continue to expand our foreign operations. As a result, our revenue and results of operations are affected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates, interest rates, and other uncertainties inherent in doing business in more than one currency. In addition, our operations are exposed to risks that are associated with changes in social, political, and economic conditions in the foreign countries in which we operate, including changes in the laws and policies that govern foreign investment, as well as, to a lesser extent, changes in United States laws and regulations relating to foreign trade and investment.
 
We had $10,802,917 and $13,536,967 in revenue from sources outside the United States for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. We made and received payments in a foreign currency during the periods indicated, which resulted in a foreign exchange expense of $316,330 and $466,140 in fiscal years 2020 and 2019, respectively. Changes in currency exchange rates affect the relative prices at which we sell our products and purchase goods and services. Given the uncertainty of exchange rate fluctuations, we cannot estimate the effect of these fluctuations on our future business, product pricing, results of operations, or financial condition. We do not use foreign currency exchange contracts or derivative financial instruments for hedging or speculative purposes given our substantial expenses in local currency. To the extent foreign sales become a more significant part of our business in the future, we may seek to implement strategies which make use of these or other instruments in order to minimize the effects of foreign currency exchange on our business.
 
Item 8.       Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
 
The Financial Statements and Supplementary Data required by this Item are set forth on the pages indicated under Item 15 below.
 
Item 9.       Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
 
None.
 
Item 9A.    Controls and Procedures
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
We have established disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) to ensure that material information relating to the Company is made known to the officers who certify our financial reports and to other members of senior management and the Board of Directors. These disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that are 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.
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2020 was completed pursuant to Rules 13a-15(b) and 15d-15(b) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective and designed to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms as of September 30, 2020. 
 
 
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Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f). Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed under the supervision of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and preparation of our financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
Due to its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements and, even when determined to be effective, can only provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to risk that controls may become inadequate as a result of changes in conditions or deterioration in the degree of compliance.
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO”) issued in May 2013 and related COSO guidance. Based on our evaluation under this framework, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of September 30, 2020.
 
This report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the independent registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the SEC that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during our fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Item 9B.    Other Information
 
None.
 
 
 
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 PART III
 
Item 10.    Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
 
The Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and executive officers consist of the persons named in the table below. Each director serves for a one-year term, until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until earlier resignation or removal. Our Bylaws provide that the authorized number of directors shall be fixed by the Board from time to time. The directors and executive officers are as follows:
 
Guy Dubois
 
62
 
Chair of the Board
Karen Macleod
 
57
 
Director
Karim Sehnaoui
 
42
 
Director
Derek Cassell
 
47
 
Chief Executive Officer
Peter K. Poli
 
59
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
Guy Dubois was appointed as a director in December 2012 and has served as Chair of the Board since February 2013. In addition, Mr. Dubois previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from September 2016 to December 2017. Mr. Dubois is the Founder and Chairman of Singapore-based Tetra House Pte. Ltd., a provider of bespoke consulting and advisory services out of Singapore. He is co-founder of Circo3, a regulated capital arrangement company with a platform approach to the investor capital raising business. Mr. Dubois is a former director and Chief Executive Officer of Gategroup AG, and previously held various executive leadership roles at Gate Gourmet Holding LLC. Mr. Dubois has held executive management positions at Roche Vitamins Inc. in New Jersey, as well as regional management roles in that firm’s Asia Pacific operations. Mr. Dubois also served the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) team in Switzerland in various roles, including as its Treasurer and Chief Accountant. Additionally, Mr. Dubois worked with IBM in Sweden as Product Support Specialist for Financial Applications. A Belgian citizen, Mr. Dubois holds a degree in Financial Science and Accountancy from the Limburg Business School in Diepenbeek, Belgium.
 
Mr. Dubois’ extensive financial and management expertise and experience, in addition to his public company senior management and board experience, and the leadership he has shown in his positions with prior companies as well as his knowledge of the daily operations of the Company having previously served as Chief Executive Officer, make him a valuable asset to the Board and the Company.
 
Karen Macleod was appointed as a director in January 2016 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Arete Group LLC, a professional services firm. Prior to Arete Group, Ms. Macleod was President of Tatum LLC, a New York-based professional services firm owned by Randstad, from 2011 to 2014, and was a co-founder of Resources Connection (NASDAQ: RECN), now known as RGP, a multinational professional services firm founded as a division of Deloitte in June 1996. Ms. Macleod served in several positions for RGP, including as a director from 1999 to 2009 and President, North America from 2004 to 2009. Prior to RGP, Ms. Macleod held several positions in the Audit Department of Deloitte from 1985 to 1994. Ms. Macleod served as a director for A-Connect (Schweiz) AG, a privately held, Swiss-based global professional services firm, from 2014 to 2016, and was a director for Overland Solutions from 2006 to 2013. Currently, Ms. Macleod is serving as a director on the Board of the FWA (Financial Women’s Association) in New York and is a member of their Audit Committee. Ms. Macleod holds a Bachelor of Science in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
Ms. Macleod’s senior public company leadership experience along with her finance and accounting background make her a significant contributor to the Board and the strategic growth of the Company.
 
Karim Sehnaoui was appointed as a director in February 2018. Mr. Sehnaoui is an entrepreneur and investment professional, who specializes in private equity, venture capital, and corporate finance. Currently, he serves as Chief Investment Officer of ADS Securities LLC, a position he has held since October 2018, and as a Director of ETS Limited. In addition, Mr. Sehnaoui is the Founder and current Managing Director of Elham Management and Investment Group, an investment firm founded in 2011 that is dedicated to sustainable strategic investing. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Sehnaoui taught graduate level finance courses as a visiting Assistant Professor at MSB Mediterranean School of Business in Tunisia. Prior to that, Mr. Sehnaoui spent several years in investment banking and private equity, serving as Acting Chief Investment Officer of Abu Dhabi Investment House PJSC and General Manager for Abu Dhabi Investment House S.A., and Business Development Director at Ithmaar Bank. Mr. Sehnaoui is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Fyber N.V. (FRA: FBEN), an advertising technology company. Mr. Sehnaoui holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and was a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland from 2005 to 2007.
 
 
 
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Mr. Sehnaoui was appointed as a director in connection with ETS Limited becoming the Company’s largest stockholder of record in 2018. Mr. Sehnaoui’s senior leadership experience, along with his private equity and venture capital background make him a valued member of the Board and a strong asset to the ongoing growth of the Company.
 
Derek Cassell joined the Company in June 2014 through the strategic acquisition of Emerge Monitoring, at which time he was appointed Divisional President, Americas. Mr. Cassell was appointed to serve as our President in December 2016 and was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2018. From September 2008 until June 2014, Mr. Cassell served as an Executive Vice President of Emerge Monitoring, which was part of the Bankers Surety Team. Mr. Cassell has over 20 years of experience providing correctional solutions to the criminal justice industry. His previous positions include Director of Operations for ADT Correctional Services, Director of Customer Support for G4S Justice Services, and National Sales and Marketing Manager for ElmoTech Inc. He holds a Criminal Justice Degree from Henry Ford College in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
 
Peter K. Poli has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. In addition, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Emerge Monitoring, Inc., Secretary and Treasurer of Track Group – Puerto Rico, Inc., Secretary of Track Group Analytics, Limited and Manager of Emerge Monitoring LLC, all of which are subsidiaries of the Company, since May 2017. Before joining the Company, Mr. Poli served as the Chief Financial Officer of Grand Banks Yachts Limited from August 18, 2004 through December 31, 2015. In addition, he served as an Executive Director of Grand Banks Yachts from March 31, 2008 through October 28, 2015. Prior to his time with Grand Banks Yachts Limited, Mr. Poli served as the Chief Financial Officer for Acumen Fund Inc., I-Works Inc., and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FTD.COM. Mr. Poli also spent nine years as an Investment Banker with Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. and served as the CFO of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter from 1997 to 1999. In addition, Mr. Poli served as an Independent Director of Leapnet, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Poli earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Engineering from Brown University in 1983 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.
 
Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
 
 Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), requires our officers, directors, and persons who beneficially own more than ten percent of our Common Stock to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC. Officers, directors, and greater-than-ten-percent stockholders are also required by the SEC to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms that they file.
 
 Based solely upon a review of these forms that were furnished to us, we believe that all reports required to be filed by these individuals and persons under Section 16(a) were filed during fiscal year 2020 and that such filings were timely.
 
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
 
We have established a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) that applies to our officers, directors and employees. This Code contains general guidelines for conducting our business consistent with the highest standards of business ethics, and is intended to qualify as a “code of ethics” within the meaning of Section 406 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules promulgated thereunder. A copy of our Code is available online at www.trackgrp.com. Any amendments to or waivers from a provision of our Code that apply to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer, controller or persons performing similar functions and that relates to any element of the Code will be made available to the public at the aforementioned website.
 
Board Leadership Structure
 
In addition to Messrs. Cassell and Dubois’ leadership, the Board maintains effective independent oversight through a number of governance practices, including, open and direct communication with management, input on meeting agendas, and regular executive sessions. 
 
 
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Board Role in Risk Assessment
 
Management, in consultation with outside professionals, as applicable, identifies risks associated with the Company’s operations, strategies and financial statements. Risk assessment is also performed through periodic reports received by the Board from management, counsel and the Company’s independent registered public accountants relating to risk assessment and management. Our Board meets privately in executive sessions with representatives of the Company’s independent registered public accountants. The Board also provides risk oversight through its periodic reviews of the financial and operational performance of the Company.
 
Director Nominations
 
The Board nominates directors for election at each annual meeting of stockholders and appoints new directors to fill vacancies when they arise, and has the responsibility to identify, evaluate and recruit qualified candidates to the Board for such nomination or appointment.
 
The Board of Directors identifies director nominees by first considering those current members of the Board who are willing to continue service. Current members of the Board with skills and experience that are relevant to our business and who are willing to continue service are considered for re-nomination, balancing the value of continuity of service by existing members of the Board with that of obtaining a new perspective. Nominees for director are selected by a majority of the members of the Board of Directors. Although the Company does not have a formal diversity policy, in considering the suitability of director nominees, the Board considers such factors as it deems appropriate to develop a Board that is diverse in nature and comprised of experienced and seasoned advisors. Factors considered by the Board include judgment, knowledge, skill, diversity, integrity, experience with businesses and other organizations of comparable size, including experience in the software and/or technology industries, software, intellectual property, business, finance, administration or public service, the relevance of a candidate’s experience to our needs and experience of other Board members, experience with accounting rules and practices, the desire to balance the considerable benefit of continuity with the periodic injection of the fresh perspective provided by new members, and the extent to which a candidate would be a desirable addition to the Board and any committees of the Board.
 
A stockholder who wishes to suggest a prospective nominee for the Board may notify the Secretary of the Company in writing with any supporting material the stockholder considers appropriate. Nominees suggested by stockholders are considered in the same way as nominees suggested from other sources. 
 
In addition, the Company’s Bylaws contain provisions that address the process by which a stockholder may nominate an individual to stand for election to the Board at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders. In order to nominate a candidate for director, a stockholder must give timely notice in writing to the Secretary of the Company and otherwise comply with the provisions of the Company’s Bylaws. Information required by the Company’s Bylaws to be in the notice include: the name, contact information and share ownership information for the candidate and the person making the nomination, and other information about the nominee that must be disclosed in proxy solicitations under Section 14 of the Exchange Act and its related rules and regulations. The Board may also require any proposed nominee to furnish such other information as may reasonably be required by the Board to determine the eligibility of such proposed nominee to serve as director of the Company. The recommendation should be sent to: Secretary, Track Group, Inc., 200 E. 5th Avenue, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60563. You can obtain a copy of the Company’s Bylaws by writing to the Secretary at this address.
 
Stockholder Communications
 
If you wish to communicate with the Board, you may send your communication in writing to: Secretary, Track Group, Inc., 200 E. 5th Avenue, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60563. You must include your name and address in the written communication and indicate whether you are a stockholder of the Company. The Secretary will review any communication received from a stockholder, and all material and appropriate communications from stockholders will be forwarded to the appropriate director or directors or committee of the Board based on the subject matter.
 
Board Meetings
 
Directors are generally elected for a term of one year until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors have been elected or appointed and duly qualified. Vacancies on the Board which are created by the retirement, resignation or removal of a director, may be filled by the vote of the remaining members of the Board, with such new director serving the remainder of the term or until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
 
The Board of Directors is elected by and is accountable to our stockholders. The Board establishes policy and provides strategic direction, oversight, and control. The Board met 19 times during the year ended September 30, 2020 and all incumbent directors attended 100% of the aggregate number of meetings of the Board.
 
 
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Board Committees and Charters
 
Prior to May 31, 2018, the Board of Directors had three standing committees which consisted of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Due to the resignations of certain former directors during 2018 as previously disclosed by the Company and the current size of the Board, these committees are no longer active. Instead the full Board administers the duties of each of these committees, and will likely do so for the foreseeable future.
 
Audit Committee
 
Prior to May 31, 2018, we had a separately designated standing Audit Committee established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act. The primary duties of the Audit Committee were to oversee (i) management’s conduct related to our financial reporting process, including reviewing the financial reports and other financial information provided by the Company, and reviewing our systems of internal accounting and financial controls, (ii) our independent auditors’ qualifications and independence and the audit and non-audit services provided to the Company, and (iii) the engagement and performance of our independent auditors. The Audit Committee assisted the Board in providing oversight of our financial and related activities, including capital market transactions. The Audit Committee has a charter, a copy of which is available on our website at www.trackgrp.com.
 
Currently, the entire Board of Directors serves in the capacity as an Audit Committee with Ms. Macleod also serving as Committee Chair. With the exception of Mr. Sehnaoui, each member of the Audit Committee, satisfy, as determined by the full Board of Directors, the definition of independent director as established in the OTC Rules and all members are financially literate. In accordance with Section 407 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Board of Directors designated Ms. Macleod as the Audit Committee’s “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the applicable regulations promulgated by the SEC. The Audit Committee met with our Chief Financial Officer and with our independent registered public accounting firm and evaluated the responses by the Chief Financial Officer, both to the facts presented and to the judgments made by our independent registered public accounting firm. 
 
Our full Board reviewed and discussed the matters required by United States auditing standards required by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the “PCAOB”) and our audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 with management and our independent registered public accounting firm. Our Board received the written disclosures and the letter from our independent registered public accounting firm required by Independence Standards Board No. 1, and our Board discussed with the independent registered public accounting firm the independent registered public accounting firm's independence. 
 
Compensation Committee
 
We currently do not have a compensation committee of the Board or a committee performing similar functions. It is the view of the Board that it is appropriate for us not to have such a committee because of our size and because the Board participates in the consideration of executive compensation. As such, the entire Board of Directors has the responsibility for developing and maintaining an executive compensation policy that creates a direct relationship between pay levels and corporate performance and returns to stockholders. The Board monitors the results of such policy to assure that the compensation payable to our executive officers provides overall competitive pay levels, creates proper incentives to enhance stockholder value, rewards superior performance, and is justified by the returns available to stockholders.
 
Additionally, the Board administers compensation plans in a manner consistent with the terms of such plans (including, as applicable, the granting of stock options, restricted stock, stock units and other awards, the review of performance goals established before the start of the relevant plan year, and the determination of performance compared to the goals at the end of the plan year). None of our executive officers served as a director or member of the compensation committee of any entity that has one or more executive officers serving on our Board.
 
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
 
We do not have a nominating committee. Our Board of Directors selects individuals to stand for election as members of the Board and does not have a policy with regards to the consideration of any director candidates recommended by our stockholders. Our Board has determined that it is in the best position to evaluate our company’s requirements as well as the qualifications of each candidate when it considers a nominee for a position on the Board. As such, the entire Board of Directors has the responsibility for identifying and recommending candidates to fill vacant and newly created Board positions, setting corporate governance guidelines regarding director qualifications and responsibilities, and planning for senior management succession.
 
 
 
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Currently, our full Board is required to review the qualifications and backgrounds of all directors and nominees (without regard to whether a nominee has been recommended by stockholders), as well as the overall composition of the Board of Directors, and recommend director candidates to be nominated for election at the annual meeting of stockholders, or, in the case of a vacancy on the Board, elect a new director to fill such vacancy. If stockholders wish to recommend candidates directly to our Board, they may do so by communicating directly with our Secretary at the address specified on the cover of this annual report. There has not been any change to the procedures that our stockholders may recommend nominees to our Board of Directors.
 
Independent Directors
 
The Board has determined that Mr. Dubois and Ms. Macleod are currently the Company’s independent directors as defined by the rules and regulations of the OTC Markets. Mr. Dubois and Ms. Macleod meet the independence standards established by the OTC Markets and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In addition, the Board has determined that of its current directors, Ms. Macleod satisfies the definition of an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules and regulations. These designations do not impose any duties, obligations or liabilities that are greater than those generally imposed as members of the Board, and the designation as an audit committee financial expert does not affect the duties, obligations or liability of any other member of the Board.
 
Indemnification of Officers and Directors
 
As permitted by Delaware law, the Company will indemnify its directors and officers against expenses and liabilities they incur to defend, settle, or satisfy any civil or criminal action brought against them on account of their being or having been Company directors or officers unless, in any such action, they are adjudged to have acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct. 
 
Item 11.      Executive Compensation
 
The following discussion relates to the compensation of our “named executive officers”.
 
Summary Compensation Table
 
The following summary compensation table sets forth the compensation paid to the following persons for our fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:
 
(a)
our principal executive officer;
 
(b)
our other two most highly compensated executive officers who were serving as executive officers at the end of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 and who had total compensation exceeding $100,000; and
 
(c)
additional individuals for whom disclosure would have been provided under (b) but for the fact that the individual was not serving as an executive officer at the end of the most recently completed financial year (together, the “Named Executive Officers”).
 
Name and
 
 
 Salary
 
 
Bonus
 
 
Stock Awards
 
 
All Other Compensation
 
 
 Total
 
Principal Position
Year
 
($)
 
 
($)
 
 
($) (1)
 
 
 ($)
 
 
($)
 
Derek Cassell
2020
 $275,000 
 $275,000 
 $- 
 $- 
 $550,000 
Chief Executive Officer and Former President
2019
 $275,000 
 $366,667 
 $- 
 $- 
 $641,667 
 
    
    
    
    
    
Peter Poli
2020
 $250,000 
 $125,000 
 $- 
 $- 
 $375,000 
Chief Financial Officer
2019
 $250,000 
 $166,667 
 $- 
 $- 
 $416,667 
 
(1)  This column represents the grant date fair value in accordance with ASC 718. These amounts do not represent the actual value that may be realized by the named executive officers.
 
 
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Narrative Disclosure to the Summary Compensation Table
 
Poli Employment Agreement
 
On December 12, 2016, the Company entered into a three-year employment agreement with Mr. Poli (the “Poli Employment Agreement”). Under the terms and conditions of the Poli Employment Agreement, Mr. Poli began receiving a base salary equal to $240,000 per annum beginning in January 2017, and received an option to purchase 100,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price per share equal to the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the date approved by the Board. One-half of this option vested on January 1, 2018, and the remaining one-half vested on January 1, 2019. If the Company terminates Mr. Poli’s employment as a result of an involuntary termination, he would receive an amount equal to 12 months base salary, plus any annual bonus deemed to be vested and earned as well as certain COBRA benefits.
 
An amendment to the Poli Employment Agreement was approved at a Board meeting on December 13, 2017, and such amendment was executed on January 3, 2018. Pursuant to the terms of the Poli Agreement, as amended (the “Poli Amendment”), effective January 1, 2018, Mr. Poli’s employment was extended three years, and shall automatically renew for successive one year periods thereafter unless either party provides the other with notice of its intent not to renew the Poli Agreement at least six months prior to termination. In addition, the Poli Amendment provides: (i) an increase in Mr. Poli’s base salary to $250,000 per year; (ii) the issuance of 150,000 unregistered restricted shares of the Company’s Common Stock, which shall vest annually in increments of 50,000 beginning January 1, 2018; and (iii) in the event of a change of control, Mr. Poli shall be entitled to a cash payment equal to one year’s salary, plus all restricted stock, warrants and options previously issued to Mr. Poli shall become immediately vested and exercisable.
 
Cassell Employment Agreement
 
On December 1, 2016, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Cassell, which was subsequently amended on February 13, 2017 (the “Cassell Employment Agreement”). Under the terms and conditions of the Cassell Employment Agreement, Mr. Cassell received a base salary equal to $240,000 per annum, and received 60,000 unregistered restricted shares of the Company’s Common Stock. One-half of these shares vested immediately upon issuance, and the remaining one-half vested on March 30, 2018. If the Company terminates Mr. Cassel’s employment as a result of an involuntary termination, he would receive an amount equal to 12 months base salary, plus any annual bonus deemed to be vested and earned as well as certain COBRA benefits.
 
A second amendment to the Cassell Employment Agreement was approved at a Board meeting held on December 13, 2017, and such amendment was executed on January 4, 2018. Under the terms of the Cassell Agreement, as amended (the “Cassell Amendment”), effective January 1, 2018, Mr. Cassell was promoted from President to Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a position which he shall hold until December 31, 2020, unless earlier terminated or extended. Should Mr. Cassell elect to voluntarily terminate his employment with the Company, he must provide written notice of his intent to do so at least 180 days prior to terminating his employment. In addition, the Cassell Amendment provides: (i) an increase in Mr. Cassell’s base salary to $275,000 per year; (ii) an increase, to 100% of his base salary, in his annual bonus effective for bonus plan year 2018 and thereafter; (iii) the issuance of 300,000 unregistered restricted shares of the Company’s Common Stock, which shall vest annually in increments of 100,000 beginning January 1, 2018; and (iv) in the event of a change of control, Mr. Cassell shall be entitled to a cash payment equal to one year’s salary, plus all restricted stock, warrants and options previously issued to Mr. Cassell shall become immediately vested and exercisable. 
 
 
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Outstanding Equity Awards at September 30, 2020
 
The following table discloses outstanding shares, stock option awards and warrants held by each of the Named Executive Officers as of September 30, 2020:
 
Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End 2020
 
 
Name
 
Number of securities underlying unexercised options (#) exercisable
 
 
Number of securities underlying unexercised options (#) unexercisable
 
 
Equity incentive plan awards: Number of underlying unexercised unearned options (#)
 
 
Option exercise price ($)(1)
 
 
 
Option
expiration
date
 
 
Number of shares or units of stock that have not vested (#)
 
 
Market value of shares or units of stock that have not vested ($)
 
 
Equity incentive plan awards: Number of Unearned shares, units or other rights that have not vested (#)
 
 
Equity incentive plan awards: Market or Payout value of unearned shares, units or other rights that have not vested ($)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Poli
  100,000 
  - 
  - 
 $1.24 
 
1/1/2022
 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
    
    
Derek Cassell
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
 
Director Compensation
 
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, each of our non-employee directors received $25,000 per quarter for serving on the Board of Directors, which fees were payable in cash. The members of the Board of Directors are also eligible for reimbursement of their expenses incurred in attending Board meetings in accordance with our policies.
 
 
 
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The following table sets forth the compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to each non-employee director having served during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020:
 
 
 
Stock Awards
 
 
Warrant Awards
 
 
Cash
 
 
Total Fees Earned
 
Name
 
($)
 
 
($)
 
 
($)
 
 
($)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guy Dubois
 $- 
 $- 
 $100,000 
 $100,000 
Karen Macleod
 $- 
 $- 
 $100,000 
 $100,000 
Karim Sehnaoui
 $- 
 $- 
 $100,000 
 $100,000 
 
 Director Warrants
 
The following table lists the warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock held by each of our non-employee directors as of December 1, 2020, all of which were granted in connection with their services as directors:
 
Name
Grant Date
Expiration Date
 
Exercise price
 
 
Number
of Warrants
 
 
Compensation
expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guy Dubois (1)
3/22/13
3/21/22
 $1.24 
  2,385 
 $11,682 
4/16/13
4/14/22
 $1.24 
  64,665 
 $285,003 
7/1/13
6/30/22
 $1.24 
  4,083 
 $23,640 
10/1/13
9/30/22
 $1.24 
  2,280 
 $17,982 
1/2/14
12/31/23
 $1.24 
  2,344 
 $12,014 
4/1/14
3/31/23
 $1.24 
  2,432 
 $8,684 
6/3/14
6/02/23
 $1.24 
  51,576 
 $300,326 
7/1/14
6/30/23
 $1.24 
  2,647 
 $7,270 
1/27/14
1/27/22
 $1.24 
  14,988 
 $61,918 
4/20/15
4/20/22
 $1.24 
  8,868 
 $27,464 
8/14/15
8/14/22
 $1.24 
  113,310 
 $300,000 
10/1/15
9/30/22
 $1.24 
  8,571 
 $25,114 
10/15/15
10/14/22
 $1.24 
  12,676 
 $25,859 
1/15/16
1/15/23
 $1.24 
  15,126 
 $45,008 
4/1/16
3/31/23
 $1.24 
  14,286 
 $47,572 
7/1/16
6/30/23
 $1.24 
  18,000 
 $53,454 
Karen Macleod
7/1/16
6/30/23
 $1.24 
  9,000 
 $37,154 
9/30/16
9/30/21
 $1.15 
  3,529 
 $15,000 
10/1/16
9/30/21
 $1.15 
  5,882 
 $25,000 
1/1/17
12/31/21
 $1.15 
  9,191 
 $25,000 
4/1/17
3/31/22
 $1.15 
  12,195 
 $25,000 
 
(1)
Mr. Dubois served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from September 2016 until December 31, 2017. Effective January 1, 2018 he resigned from such position but continues to serve as Chair of the Board.
 
Compensation Risks Assessment
 
As required by rules adopted by the SEC, management has assessed our compensation policies and practices with respect to all employees to determine whether risks arising from those policies and practices are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on us. In doing so, management considered various features and elements of the compensation policies and practices that discourage excessive or unnecessary risk taking. As a result of the assessment, we have determined that our compensation policies and practices do not create risks that are reasonably likely to have material adverse effects.
 
 
 
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Item 12.  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
 
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners
 
The following table presents information regarding beneficial ownership as of December 1, 2020 (the “Table Date”), of our Common Stock by (i) each stockholder known to us to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of our Common Stock; (ii) each of our Named Executive Officers serving as of the Table Date; (iii) each of our directors serving as of the Table Date; and (iv) all of our executive officers and directors as a group.
 
We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the SEC. Except as indicated by the footnotes below, we believe, based on the information furnished to us, that the persons and entities named in the table below have sole voting and dispositive power with respect to all securities they beneficially own. As of the Table Date, the applicable percentage ownership is based on 11,414,150 shares of our Common Stock issued and outstanding.
 
Beneficial ownership representing less than one percent of the issued and outstanding shares of a class is denoted with an asterisk (“*”). Holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share.
 
Name and Address of
 
Common Stock
 
Beneficial Owner (1)
 
Shares
 
 
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5% Beneficial Owners:
 
 
 
 
 
 
ETS Limited (2)
  4,871,745 
  43%
Safety Invest S.A., Compartment Secure I  (3)
  1,740,697 
  15%
 
    
    
Directors and Named Executive Officers:
    
    
Guy Dubois (4)
  653,568 
  6%
Karen Macleod (5)
  94,939 
  1%
Karim Sehnaoui  (6)
  14,021 
  0%
Derek Cassell  (7)
  317,209 
  3%
Peter Poli (8)
  233,640 
  2%
All directors and executive officers as a group
(5 persons)
  1,313,377 
  12%
 
(1)
Except as otherwise indicated, the business address for these beneficial owners is c/o the Company, 200 E. 5th Avenue, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60563.
 
(2)
Address is c/o Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, 94 Solaris Avenue, Camana Bay, PO Box 1348, Grand Cayman KY1-1108, Cayman Islands. Holding information is based on Amendment No. 2 to Schedule 13D filed by ADS Securities LLC on February 9, 2018.
 
(3)
Secure I is a compartment of Safety Invest S.A. (“ Safety”), a company established under the Luxembourg Securitization Law and incorporated as a “société anonyme” under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg whose principal business is to enter into one or more securitization transactions. Holding information is based on Schedule 13D filed on March 20, 2019.
 
(4)
Holdings consist of 315,331 shares of Common Stock owned of record and 338,237 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of stock purchase warrants.
 
(5)
Holdings includes 55,142 shares of Common Stock owned of record and 39,797 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of stock purchase warrants.
 
(6)
Holdings include 14,021 shares of Common Stock owned of record.
 
(7)
Holdings include 317,209 shares of Common Stock owned of record.
 
(8)
Holdings consist of 133,640 shares of Common Stock and 100,000 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of stock purchase warrants.
 
 
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 Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans 
 
The following table provides information as of September 30, 2020 regarding equity compensation plans approved by our security holders and equity compensation plans that have not been approved by our security holders:
 
Plan category
 
Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
 
 
Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights
 
 
Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in first column)
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
  616,655(1)
 $1.61 
  27,218(2)
 
    
    
    
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders
  68,604 
  1.15 
  - 
 
    
    
    
Total
  685,259 
 $1.56 
  27,218 
 
(1)
Consists of shares of our Common Stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding options issued under the 2012 Plan.
 
 
(2)
Consists of shares of our Common Stock reserved for future issuance under the 2012 Plan.
 
 
Item 13.  Certain Relationships And Related Transactions, And Director Independence
 
ETS Limited is currently the beneficial owner of 4,871,745 shares of the Company's Common Stock (“Track Group Shares”) held by ADS Securities LLC (“ADS”) under an agreement dated September 28, 2017, pursuant to which ADS transferred all of the Track Group Shares to ETS Limited in exchange for all of the outstanding shares of ETS Limited.
 
A member of our Board of Directors serves as Chief Investment Officer of ADS a position he has held since October 2018, and as a Director of ETS Limited.
 
On September 8, 2020, the Company received a letter from ADS informing the Company that ADS had been assigned the right to payment under that certain Loan Facility dated September 14, 2015, by and between Sapinda Asia Limited and the Company (the “Sapinda Loan Agreement”). On September 30, 2020, the Company and ADS settled the outstanding amount due under the Sapinda Loan Agreement for $2.7 million. The Company recorded a gain of approximately $0.7 million which is included in Other income/expense, net on the Consolidated Statement of Operations in the twelve months ended September 30, 2020.
 
 
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Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services
 
During the years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, Eide Bailly served as our independent registered public accounting firm. The following table presents approximate aggregate fees and other expenses for professional services rendered by Eide Bailly, our independent registered public accounting firm, for the audit of the Company’s annual financial statements for the years ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 and fees and other expenses for other services rendered during those periods.
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audit Fees  (1)
 $189,672 
 $187,823 
Audit-Related Fees  (2)
 $8,644 
 $8,764 
Tax Fees  (3)
 $22,000 
 $22,738 
All Other Fees (4)
 $13,250 
 $10,500 
  Total
 $233,566 
 $229,825 
 
(1)
Audit services in 2020 and 2019 consisted of the audit of our annual consolidated financial statements, and other services related to filings and registration statements filed by us and our subsidiaries, and other pertinent matters. Eide Bailly has served as our independent registered public accounting firm since September 24, 2013.
 
(2)
Audit-related fees consisted of travel costs related to our annual audit.
 
(3)
For permissible professional services related to income tax return preparation and compliance.
 
(4)
All other fees are related to the examination of the 401(k) financial statements.
 
Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures
 
Prior to May 31, 2018, our former Audit Committee had, and subsequent to such date our entire Board has, established pre-approval policies and procedures, pursuant to which the Audit Committee approved the foregoing audit and permissible non-audit services provided by Eide Bailly in fiscal 2018 and the full Board approved the foregoing audit and permissible non-audit services provided by Eide Bailly in fiscal 2019. Such procedures govern the ways in which the Audit Committee pre-approved, and the full Board now pre-approves, audit and various categories of non-audit services that the auditor provides to the Company. Services that have not received pre-approval must receive specific approval of the full Board for fiscal 2020.
 
Auditor Independence
 
Our Audit Committee and the full Board considered that the work done for us in fiscal year 2020 and 2019, respectively, by Eide Bailly was compatible with maintaining Eide Bailly’s independence.
 
Report of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
Date: December 14, 2020
 
The full Board, serving in the capacity of the Company’s Audit Committee, has reviewed and discussed with management and Eide Bailly, LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, the audited consolidated financial statements in the Track Group, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020. The Board has also discussed with Eide Bailly, LLP those matters required to be discussed by Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) Auditing Standard No. 61.
 
Eide Bailly, LLP also provided the Board with the written disclosures and the letter required by the applicable requirements of the PCAOB regarding the independent auditor’s communication with the Board concerning independence. The Board has discussed with the registered public accounting firm their independence from our Company. 
 
Based on its discussions with management and the registered public accounting firm, and its review of the representations and information provided by management and the registered public accounting firm, including as set forth above, the Board determined that the audited financial statements should be included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
Karen Macleod, Committee Chair
Guy Dubois 
Karim Sehnaoui 
 
The information contained above under the caption “Report of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors” shall not be deemed to be soliciting material or to be filed with the SEC, nor shall such information be incorporated by reference into any future filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except to the extent that we specifically incorporate it by reference into such filing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PART IV
 
Item 15.    Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
 
(a) The following documents are filed as part of this report:
 
1. Financial Statements
 
Report of Eide Bailly LLP
 
 
F-2
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
F-3
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
 
 
F-4
 
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)
 
 
F-5
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 
F-7
 
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
F-9
 
 
2.   Financial Statement Schedules.
 
3. Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith or are incorporated by reference to exhibits previously filed with the Commission:
  
Exhibit Number
  Title of Document
 
 
Articles of Transfer of Track Group, Inc., a Utah corporation, dated August 5, 2016 (previously filed on August 9, 2016 as Exhibit 3(i)(3) to the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016).
Certificate of Conversion Converting Track Group, Inc., a Utah corporation, to Track Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation, dated August 5, 2016 (previously filed on August 9, 2016 as Exhibit 3(i)(4) to the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016).
Certificate of Incorporation of Track Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (previously filed on August 9, 2016 as Exhibit 3(i)(5) to the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016).
Certificate of Designation of the Relative Rights and Preferences of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, dated October 12, 2017 (previously filed as Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 13, 2017).
Bylaws of Track Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (previously filed on August 9, 2016 as Exhibit 3(ii)(2) to the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016).
2012 Equity Incentive Award Plan (previously filed as Exhibit to Definitive Proxy Statement, filed October 25, 2011, and amended in accordance with the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement, filed April 9, 2015).
Amended and Restated Facility Agreement, dated June 30, 2015, by and between Track Group, Inc. and Conrent Invest S.A, acting on behalf of its compartment “Safety 2” (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on July 15, 2015).
Loan Agreement between Sapinda Asia Limited and Track Group, Inc., dated September 14, 2015 (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on September 28, 2015).
Loan Agreement, by and between Conrent Invest S.A., acting with respect to its Compartment Safety III, and Track Group, Inc., dated May 1, 2016 (previously filed in August 2016 as an Exhibit to the Form 10-Q for the nine months ended June 30, 2016).
Employment agreement, by and between Track Group Inc. and Peter Poli, dated December 12, 2016 (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed December 16, 2016).
Employment Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Derek Cassell dated, December 1, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed February 14, 2017).
Services Agreement, dated December 7, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed February 14, 2017).
Amendment No. 1 to Employment Agreement by and between Track Group Inc. and Derek Cassell, dated February 13, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed February 14, 2017).
Amendment No. 1 to Loan Agreement between Sapinda Asia Limited and Track Group, Inc., dated March 13, 2017 (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on March 20, 2017).
 
 
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Debt Exchange Agreement between Track Group, Inc. and Conrent Invest S.A., dated October 9, 2017 (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 13, 2017).
Amendment No. 1 to Employment Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Peter K. Poli dated, January 3, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed January 5, 2018).
Amendment No. 2 to Employment Agreement by and between Track Group Inc. and Derek Cassell, dated January 3, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed January 5, 2018).
Monitoring Services Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Marion County Community Corrections Agency, dated December 18, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed February 8, 2018).
Monitoring Services Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Gendarmeria of Chile, dated January 18, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed May 11, 2018).
Amendment Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Conrent Invest S.A., dated July 19, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed July 19, 2018).
Amendment Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Conrent Invest S.A., dated February 24, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed February 28, 2019).
Amendment Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and Conrent Invest S.A., dated January 10, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed January 15, 2020).
Note Payable Agreement by and between Track Group, Inc. and BMO Harris Bank National Association, dated May 12, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed May 27, 2020).
Monitoring Services Agreement between Track Group, Inc. and Gendarmeria de Chile, the Republic of Chile’s uniform prison service, dated July 29, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed August 17, 2020).
Amendment No. 3 to Employment Agreement between Track Group, Inc. and Derek Cassell, dated December 21, 2020.
Code of Business Conduct & Ethics (incorporated by reference to our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed January 28, 2019).
Subsidiaries of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed January 28, 2019).
Certification of Chief Executive Officer under Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith).
Certification of Chief Financial Officer under Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith).
Certifications under Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. Section 1350) (filed herewith).
 
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.
 
 
Track Group, Inc.
 
 
By: 
/s/ Derek Cassell
 
 
Derek Cassell
 
 
Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Peter K. Poli
 
 
Peter K. Poli
Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)
Date: December 23, 2020
 
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this Report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated. 
 
Signature
 
Title
 
Date
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Guy Dubois
 
Chairman of the Board
 
December 23, 2020
Guy Dubois
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Karen Macleod
 
Director
 
December 23, 2020
Karen Macleod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Karim Sehnaoui
 
Director
 
December 23, 2020
Karim Sehnaoui
 
 
 
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Index to Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
F-1
 
 
 
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
 
To the Board of Directors
Track Group, Inc.
Naperville, IL
 
Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Track Group, Inc. as of September 30, 2020 and 2019, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss), stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “consolidated financial statements”). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Track Group, Inc. as of September 30, 2020 and 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
Basis for Opinion
These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the entity’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to Track Group, Inc. in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. Track Group, Inc. is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.
 
Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risk of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
 
/s/ Eide Bailly LLP
 
We have served as Track Group, Inc.’s auditor since 2013.
 
Denver, Colorado
December 22, 2020 
 
 
F-2
 
 
 
TRACK GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019
 
 
 
September 30,
 
 
September 30,
 
Assets
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash
 $6,762,099 
 $6,896,711 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,654,173 and $2,454,281, respectively
  5,546,213 
  6,763,236 
Prepaid expense and deposits
  866,389 
  1,339,465 
Inventory, net of reserves of $6,483 and $26,934, respectively
  124,606 
  274,501 
Total current assets
  13,299,307 
  15,273,913 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,531,631 and $2,248,913, respectively
  378,764 
  675,037 
Monitoring equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $6,639,883 and $6,322,768, respectively
  2,065,947 
  2,624,900 
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $16,390,721 and $14,157,090, respectively
  21,171,045 
  21,955,679 
Goodwill
  8,220,380 
  8,187,911 
Deferred tax asset
  432,721 
  540,563 
Other assets
  2,166,743 
  124,187 
Total assets
 $47,734,907 
 $49,382,190 
 
    
    
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit
    
    
Current liabilities:
    
    
Accounts payable
 $2,199,215 
 $2,628,003 
Accrued liabilities
  14,958,628 
  13,828,696 
Current portion of long-term debt
  30,914,625 
  33,827,689 
Total current liabilities
  48,072,468 
  50,284,388 
Long-term debt, net of current portion
  418,575 
  - 
Long-term liabilities
  164,487 
  - 
Total liabilities
  48,655,530 
  50,284,388 
 
    
    
  Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)
    
    
 
    
    
Stockholders’ deficit:
    
    
Common stock, $0.0001 par value: 30,000,000 shares authorized; 11,414,150 and 11,401,650 shares outstanding, respectively
  1,141 
  1,140 
Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value: 1,200,000 shares authorized; 0 shares outstanding
  - 
  - 
Paid in capital
  302,270,242 
  302,250,556 
Accumulated deficit
  (302,270,933)
  (302,152,292)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
  (921,073)
  (1,001,602)
Total deficit
  (920,623)
  (902,198)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit
 $47,734,907 
 $49,382,190 
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
 
 
 
 
 
F-3
 
 
 
TRACK GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitoring and other related services
 $33,217,661 
 $32,100,370 
Product sales and other
  657,506 
  1,918,782 
Total revenue
  33,875,167 
  34,019,152 
 
    
    
Cost of revenue:
    
    
Monitoring, products and other related services
  13,306,108 
  12,989,186 
Depreciation and amortization
  1,923,356 
  2,012,975 
Total cost of revenue
  15,229,464 
  15,002,161 
 
    
    
Gross profit
  18,645,703 
  19,016,991 
 
    
    
Operating expense: 
    
    
General & administrative
  10,381,859 
  12,243,459 
Gain on sale of asset
  - 
  (10,563)
Selling & marketing
  2,257,667 
  2,257,101 
Research & development
  1,182,542 
  1,313,499 
Depreciation & amortization
  2,064,097 
  2,047,980 
Total operating expense
  15,886,165 
  17,851,476 
 
    
    
Operating income
  2,759,538 
  1,165,515 
 
    
    
Other income (expense):
    
    
Interest income
  39,592 
  23,929 
Interest expense
  (2,503,542)
  (2,403,047)
Currency exchange rate loss
  (316,330)
  (466,140)
Other income/expense, net
  695,298 
  143 
Total other income (expense)
  (2,084,982)
  (2,845,115)
Net income (loss) before income taxes
  674,556 
  (1,679,600)
Income tax expense
  793,197 
  884,353 
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
  (118,641)
  (2,563,953)
Foreign currency translation adjustments
  80,529 
  (31,332)
Comprehensive loss
 $(38,112)
 $(2,595,285)
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted
 $(0.01)
 $(0.23)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted
  11,413,535 
  11,213,431 
 
 
  The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.
 
 
 
F-4
 
 
 
TRACK GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
 
Paid-in
 
 
Accumulated
 
 
Comprehensive
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares 
 
 
Amount 
 
 
 Capital 
 
 
Deficit 
 
 
Loss 
 
 
Total 
 
Balance as of October 1, 2019
  11,401,650 
 $1,140 
 $302,250,556 
 $(302,152,292)
 $(1,001,602)
 $(902,198)
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
Issuance of Common Stock to employees for services
  12,500 
  1 
  (1)
  - 
  - 
  - 
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
Stock-based compensation
  - 
  - 
  19,687 
  - 
  - 
  19,687 
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
Foreign currency translation adjustments
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  80,529 
  80,529 
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
Net loss
  - 
  - 
  - 
  (118,641)
  - 
  (118,641)
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
Balance as of September 30, 2020
  11,414,150 
 $1,141 
 $302,270,242 
 $(302,270,933