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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-Q


(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended June 27, 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: 001-33264


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Description automatically generated

CARPARTS.COM, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware

68-0623433

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

2050 W. 190th Street, Suite 400, Torrance, CA 90504

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)

(424) 702-1455

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.

(Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year,

if Changed Since Last Report)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share

PRTS

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(NASDAQ Global Market)

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

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

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

Large Accelerated Filer

Accelerated Filer

Non-Accelerated Filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

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

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

As of August 6, 2020, the registrant had 42,420,566 shares of common stock outstanding, $0.001 par value.


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CARPARTS.COM, INC.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

FOR THE THIRTEEN AND TWENTY-SIX WEEKS ENDED JUNE 27, 2020

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.

Financial Statements

4

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) at June 27, 2020 and December 28, 2019

4

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Operations (Unaudited) for the Thirteen and Twenty-six Weeks Ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019

5

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (Unaudited) for the Thirteen and Twenty-six Weeks Ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019

6

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the Twenty-six Weeks Ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019

7

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

8

ITEM 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

14

ITEM 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

22

ITEM 4.

Controls and Procedures

22

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.

Legal Proceedings

24

ITEM 1A.

Risk Factors

24

ITEM 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

42

ITEM 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

42

ITEM 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

42

ITEM 5.

Other Information

42

ITEM 6.

Exhibits

43

Unless the context requires otherwise, as used in this report, the terms “CarParts.com,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to CarParts.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Unless otherwise stated, all amounts are presented in thousands.

Carparts.com®, Kool-Vue®, JC Whitney® and Evan Fischer®, amongst others, are our United States trademarks. All other trademarks and trade names appearing in this report are the property of their respective owners.


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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements included in this report, other than statements or characterizations of historical or current fact, are 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”), and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Any forward-looking statements included herein are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. We have attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would”, “will likely continue,” “will likely result” and variations of these words or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future events, our future operating and financial results, financial expectations, expected growth and strategies, current business indicators, capital needs, financing plans, capital deployment, liquidity, contracts, litigation, product offerings, customers, acquisitions, competition and the status of our facilities. Forward-looking statements, no matter where they occur in this document or in other statements attributable to the Company involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in Part II, Item 1A of this report. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. You should read this report and the documents that we reference in this report and have filed as exhibits to the report completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this report. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CARPARTS.COM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited, In Thousands, Except Par Value and Per Share Liquidation Value)

June 27,

December 28,

    

2020

    

2019

ASSETS

 

  

 

  

Current assets:

 

  

 

  

Cash and cash equivalents

$

24,860

$

2,273

Accounts receivable, net

 

5,278

 

2,669

Inventory

 

65,383

 

52,500

Other current assets

 

6,552

 

4,931

Total current assets

 

102,073

 

62,373

Property and equipment, net

 

10,809

 

9,650

Right-of-use - assets - operating leases, net

13,238

4,544

Right-of-use - assets - financing leases, net

8,808

9,011

Other non-current assets

 

1,985

 

2,368

Total assets

$

136,913

$

87,946

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities:

 

Accounts payable

$

68,953

$

44,433

Accrued expenses

 

17,049

 

9,519

Customer deposits

 

759

 

652

Notes payable, current

729

Right-of-use - obligation - operating, current

1,857

1,368

Right-of-use - obligation - finance, current

670

640

Other current liabilities

 

4,169

 

2,605

Total current liabilities

 

93,457

 

59,946

Notes payable, non-current

1,060

Right-of-use - obligation - operating, non-current

11,725

3,419

Right-of-use - obligation - finance, non-current

8,667

8,627

Other non-current liabilities

 

2,688

 

2,514

Total liabilities

 

116,537

 

75,566

Commitments and contingencies

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; $1.45 per share liquidation value or aggregate of $6,017; 4,150 shares authorized; 0 and 2,771 shares issued and outstanding at June 27, 2020 and December 28, 2019

 

0

 

3

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 42,411 and 36,167 shares issued and outstanding at June 27, 2020 and December 28, 2019 (of which 2,525 are treasury stock)

 

45

 

38

Treasury stock

 

(7,146)

 

(7,146)

Additional paid-in capital

 

194,693

 

187,147

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

142

 

214

Accumulated deficit

 

(167,358)

 

(167,876)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

20,376

 

12,380

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

136,913

$

87,946

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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CARPARTS.COM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE OPERATIONS

(Unaudited, in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

June 27,

June 29,

June 27,

June 29,

    

2020

    

2019

    

2020

    

2019

    

Net sales

$

118,930

$

73,687

$

206,748

$

148,425

Cost of sales (1)

 

78,101

 

51,924

 

136,140

 

106,533

Gross profit

 

40,829

 

21,763

 

70,608

 

41,892

Operating expense

 

38,653

 

22,968

 

68,785

 

46,543

Income (loss) from operations

 

2,176

 

(1,205)

 

1,823

 

(4,651)

Other income (expense):

 

 

Other, net

 

3

 

46

 

74

 

43

Interest expense

 

(493)

 

(484)

 

(1,153)

 

(895)

Total other expense, net

 

(490)

 

(438)

 

(1,079)

 

(852)

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

1,686

 

(1,643)

 

744

 

(5,503)

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

118

 

(186)

 

154

 

(465)

Net income (loss)

 

1,568

 

(1,457)

 

590

 

(5,038)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

  

 

  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

(29)

 

(28)

 

(35)

 

(33)

Unrealized gain (loss) on deferred compensation trust assets

 

58

 

 

(37)

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

 

29

 

(28)

 

(72)

 

(33)

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

1,597

$

(1,485)

$

518

$

(5,071)

Net income (loss) per share:

Basic net income (loss) per share

$

0.04

$

(0.04)

$

0.01

$

(0.14)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.03

$

(0.04)

$

0.01

$

(0.14)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Shares used in computation of basis net income (loss) per share

 

39,386

 

35,632

 

38,124

 

35,506

Shares used in computation of diluted net income (loss) per share

 

47,329

 

35,632

 

42,058

 

35,506


(1)Excludes depreciation and amortization expense which is included in operating expense.

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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CARPARTS.COM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited, In Thousands)

Accumulated

Additional

Other

Total

Preferred Stock

Common Stock

Paid-in-

Treasury

Comprehensive

Accumulated

Stockholders’

   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Stock

   

Income (Loss)

   

Deficit

   

Equity

Balance as originally reported at December 29, 2018

 

2,771

$

3

34,992

$

38

$

183,139

$

(7,146)

$

579

$

(137,791)

$

38,822

Effect of new accounting adoption

1,623

1,623

Balance as currently reported at December 29, 2018

2,771

3

34,992

38

183,139

(7,146)

579

(136,168)

40,445

Net loss

(3,581)

(3,581)

Issuance of shares in connection with restricted stock units vesting

437

(288)

(288)

Issuance of shares in connection with BOD fees

4

4

4

Share-based compensation

554

554

Common stock dividend on preferred stock

(39)

(39)

Effect of changes in foreign currencies

(5)

(5)

Balance, March 30, 2019

2,771

3

35,433

38

183,409

(7,146)

574

(139,788)

37,090

Net Loss

(1,457)

(1,457)

Issuance of shares in connection with restricted stock units vesting

348

(2)

(2)

Issuance of shares in connection with BOD fees

3

5

5

Share-based compensation

625

625

Common stock dividend on preferred stock

40

(41)

(1)

Effect of changes in foreign currencies

(33)

(33)

Balance, June 29, 2019

2,771

3

35,784

38

184,077

(7,146)

541

(141,286)

36,227

Balance, December 28, 2019

2,771

3

36,167

38

187,147

(7,146)

214

(167,876)

12,380

Net loss

(978)

(978)

Issuance of shares in connection with stock option exercise

523

1

1,119

1,120

Issuance of shares in connection with restricted stock units vesting

1,809

2

(86)

(84)

Issuance of shares in connection with BOD fees

3

6

6

Share-based compensation

2,819

2,819

Common stock dividend on preferred stock

20

38

(39)

(1)

Conversion of preferred stock

(150)

150

Unrealized loss on deferred compensation trust assets

(95)

(95)

Effect of changes in foreign currencies

(6)

(6)

Balance, March 28, 2020

 

2,621

$

3

38,672

$

41

$

191,043

$

(7,146)

$

113

$

(168,893)

$

15,161

Net income

1,568

1,568

Issuance of shares in connection with stock option exercise

907

1

1,772

1,773

Issuance of shares in connection with restricted stock units vesting

183

(2)

(2)

Issuance of shares in connection with BOD fees

3

6

6

Share-based compensation

1,874

1,874

Dividend on preferred stock

25

(33)

(33)

Conversion of preferred stock

(2,621)

(3)

2,621

3

Unrealized loss on deferred compensation trust assets

58

58

Effect of changes in foreign currencies

(29)

(29)

Balance, June 27, 2020

$

42,411

$

45

$

194,693

$

(7,146)

$

142

$

(167,358)

$

20,376

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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CARPARTS.COM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, In Thousands)

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

June 27,

June 29,

    

2020

    

2019

Operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

590

$

(5,038)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

3,532

 

3,040

Amortization of intangible assets

 

50

 

50

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(559)

Share-based compensation expense

 

4,385

 

1,163

Stock awards issued for non-employee director service

 

12

 

7

Loss from disposition of assets

 

1

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs

 

9

 

2

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

 

(2,609)

 

(313)

Inventory

 

(12,883)

 

(2,926)

Other current assets

 

(1,597)

 

(1,517)

Other non-current assets

 

(296)

 

24

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

32,055

 

8,473

Other current liabilities

 

1,671

 

345

Right-of-Use Obligation - Operating Leases - Current

483

1,595

Right-of-Use Obligation - Operating Leases - Long-term

(383)

(1,530)

Other non-current liabilities

 

148

 

134

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

25,168

 

2,950

Investing activities

Additions to property and equipment

 

(3,840)

 

(3,431)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(3,840)

 

(3,431)

Financing activities

Borrowings from revolving loan payable

 

1,273

 

7,641

Payments made on revolving loan payable

 

(1,273)

 

(7,641)

Proceeds from notes payable

4,107

Payment of notes payable

(5,333)

Payments on finance leases

 

(315)

 

(299)

Statutory tax withholding payment for share-based compensation

 

(85)

 

(289)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

2,893

 

Preferred stock dividends paid

 

 

(80)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

1,267

 

(668)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(8)

 

1

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

22,587

 

(1,148)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

2,273

 

2,031

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

24,860

$

883

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

Right-of-use operating asset acquired

$

9,065

$

Right-of-use financed asset acquired

$

385

$

Accrued asset purchases

$

665

$

825

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Cash paid during the period for income taxes

$

90

$

43

Cash paid during the period for interest

$

1,125

$

834

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

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CARPARTS.COM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

Note 1 – Basis of Presentation and Description of Company

CarParts.com, Inc. (including its subsidiaries) is a leading online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories. The Company sells its products to individual consumers through its flagship website located at www.carparts.com, online marketplaces and offline to wholesale distributors. Our corporate website is also located at www.carparts.com/investor. References to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to CarParts.com, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

On July 23, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an amendment to change the name of the Company from U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. to CarParts.com, Inc. and subsequently adopted Amendment No. 2 to the Company’s Bylaws. On July 27, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation reflecting the change of the Company’s name to CarParts.com, Inc.

The Company’s products consist of collision parts serving the body repair market, engine parts to serve the replacement parts market, and performance parts and accessories. The collision parts category is primarily comprised of body parts for the exterior of an automobile. Our parts in this category are typically replacement parts for original body parts that have been damaged as a result of a collision or through general wear and tear. The majority of these products are sold through our websites. In addition, we sell an extensive line of mirror products, including our own private-label brand called Kool-Vue®, which are marketed and sold as aftermarket replacement parts and as upgrades to existing parts. The engine parts category is comprised of engine components and other mechanical and electrical parts including our private label brand of catalytic converters called Evan Fischer®. These parts serve as replacement parts for existing engine parts and are generally used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for engine and mechanical maintenance and repair. We also offer performance versions of many parts sold in each of the above categories. Performance parts and accessories generally consist of parts that enhance the performance of the automobile, upgrade existing functionality of a specific part or improve the physical appearance or comfort of the automobile.

The Company is a Delaware C corporation and is headquartered in Torrance, California. The Company has employees located in both the United States and the Philippines.

Basis of Presentation

The consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Form 10-Q and Article 10 of SEC Regulation S-X. In the opinion of management, the accompanying consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial position of the Company as of June 27, 2020 and the consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019. The Company’s results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other interim period, or for the full year. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 10, 2020 and all our other periodic filings, including Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC after the end of our 2019 fiscal year, and throughout the date of this report.

During the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, the Company incurred net income of $1,568 and $590, respectively, compared to a net loss of $1,457 and $5,038 during the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 29, 2019, respectively. Based on our current operating plan, we believe that our existing cash, cash equivalents, investments, cash flows from operations and available debt financing will be sufficient to finance our operational cash needs through at least the next twelve months.

Prior period operating expense amounts have been classified to conform to the current period presentation of operating expense in the consolidated results of operations.

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Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU’) No. 2018-15, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other— Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40)” (“ASU 2018-15”). The objective of this update is to align the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software. The Company adopted the standard on December 29, 2019 and the adoption did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and other subsequent amendments including ASU 2019-04 Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses, Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and Topic 825, Financial Instruments, collectively referred to as (“ASC 326”), which provides a new impairment model that require measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for most financial assets and certain other instruments, including but not limited to accounts receivable, contract assets, available for sale securities and certain financial guarantees. The Company adopted the standard on December 29, 2019 and the adoption did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

Recently Early Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740) – Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The update is intended to simplify the current rules regarding the accounting for income taxes and addresses several technical topics including accounting for franchise taxes, allocating income taxes between a loss in continuing operations and in other categories such as discontinued operations, reporting income taxes for legal entities that are not subject to income taxes, and interim accounting for enacted changes in tax laws. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020; however, early adoption is permitted. The Company early adopted the standard on December 29, 2019 and the adoption did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

Note 2 – Borrowings

The Company maintains an asset-based revolving credit facility ("Credit Facility") that provides for, among other things, a revolving commitment in an aggregate principal amount of up to $30,000, which is subject to a borrowing base derived from certain receivables, inventory, and property and equipment. As of June 27, 2020, our outstanding revolving loan balance was $0. The outstanding letters of credit balance as of June 27, 2020 was $13,609, of which $11,900 was utilized and included in accounts payable in our consolidated balance sheet.

Loans drawn under the Credit Facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, at a per annum rate equal to either (a) LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 1.25% to 1.75% per annum based on the Company's fixed charge coverage ratio, or (b) an “alternate prime base rate” subject to an increase or reduction by up to 0.25% per annum based on the Company’s fixed charge coverage ratio. As of June 27, 2020, the Company’s LIBOR based interest rate was 1.94% (on $0 principal) and the Company’s prime based rate was 3.50% (on $0 principal). A commitment fee, based upon undrawn availability under the Credit Facility bearing interest at a rate of 0.25% per annum, is payable monthly. Under the terms of the credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank (the "Credit Agreement"), cash receipts are deposited into a lock-box, which are at the Company’s discretion unless the “cash dominion period” is in effect, during which cash receipts will be used to reduce amounts owing under the Credit Agreement. The cash dominion period is triggered in an event of default or if excess availability is less than the $3,600 for three consecutive business days and will continue until, during the preceding 45 consecutive days, no event of default existed and excess availability has been greater than $3,600 at all times (with such trigger subject to adjustment based on the Company’s revolving commitment). In addition, in the event that “excess availability,” as defined under the Credit Agreement, is less than $3,000, the Company shall be required to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.0 to 1.0 (with the trigger subject to adjustment based on the Company’s revolving commitment). The Company’s excess availability was $11,452 as of June 27, 2020. As of the date hereof, the cash dominion period has not been in effect; accordingly, no principal payments are due. The Credit Agreement requires us to obtain a prior written consent from JPMorgan Chase Bank when we determine to pay any

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dividends on or make any distribution with respect to our common stock. The Credit Facility matures on December 16, 2022.

Note 3 – Stockholders’ Equity and Share-Based Compensation

Options and Restricted Stock Units

The Company had the following common stock option activity during the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020:

Granted options to purchase 2,536 common shares.
Exercise of 1,430 options to purchase common shares.
Forfeiture of 21 options to purchase common shares.
Expiration of 740 options to purchase common shares.

The following table summarizes the Company’s restricted stock unit ("RSU") activity for the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, and details regarding the awards outstanding and exercisable at June 27, 2020 (in thousands):

Weighted Average

Weighted

Remaining

Average

Contractual

Aggregate

    

Shares

    

Exercise Price

    

Term (in years)

    

Intrinsic Value

Vested and expected to vest at December 28, 2019

1,654

 

$

Awarded

3,436

 

$

Vested

(2,029)

 

$

Forfeited

(8)

 

$

Awards outstanding, June 27, 2020

3,053

 

$

1.33

 

$

26,382

Vested and expected to vest at June 27, 2020

3,053

 

$

1.33

 

$

26,382

During the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, 210 RSUs that vested were time-based and 1,762 were performance-based. In addition, 56 shares were released to a departing employee and 6 shares were issued as partial payment for director’s fee as elected by a current Board member. For the RSUs awarded, the number of shares issued on the date of vest is net of the minimum statutory withholding requirements that we pay in cash to the appropriate taxing authorities on behalf of our employees. For those employees who elect not to receive shares net of the minimum statutory withholding requirements, the appropriate taxes are paid directly by the employee. During the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, we withheld 37 shares to satisfy $883 of employees’ tax obligations. Although shares withheld are not issued, they are treated as a common stock repurchase in our consolidated financial statements, as they reduce the number of shares that would have been issued upon vesting.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, we recorded compensation costs related to stock options and RSUs of $1,874 and $4,693, respectively. For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 29, 2019, we recorded compensation costs related to stock options and RSUs of $625 and $1,180, respectively. As of June 27, 2020, there was unrecognized compensation expense related to stock options and RSUs of $10,190 that will be expensed through June 2024.

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Note 4 – Net Income (Loss) Per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share (in thousands, except per share data):

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

Net income (loss) per share:

 

  

 

 

  

 

Numerator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net income (loss)

$

1,568

$

(1,457)

590

(5,038)

Dividends on Series A Convertible Preferred Stock

 

33

 

40

 

71

 

80

Net income (loss) allocable to common shares

$

1,535

$

(1,497)

$

519

$

(5,118)

Denominator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (basic)

 

39,386

 

35,632

 

38,124

 

35,506

Common equivalent shares from common stock options, restricted stock and preferred stock

 

7,943

 

 

3,934

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (diluted)

 

47,329

 

35,632

 

42,058

 

35,506

Basic net income (loss) per share

$

0.04

$

(0.04)

$

0.01

$

(0.14)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.03

$

(0.04)

$

0.01

$

(0.14)

The anti-dilutive securities, which are excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share due to their anti-dilutive effect are as follows (in thousands):

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

Performance stock units

651

332

Restricted stock units

3

248

2

289

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (a)

 

 

2,771

 

2,551

 

2,771

Options to purchase common stock

 

236

 

7,238

 

619

 

6,774

Total

 

239

 

10,908

 

3,172

 

10,166

(a)On June 19, 2020, each outstanding share of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Preferred Stock”) automatically converted to one share of the Company’s common stock. This automatic conversion was required pursuant to Section 4 of the Preferred Stock purchase agreement (dated March 25, 2013) because the volume weighted average price for the common stock price was equal to, or exceeded, $4.35 for 30 consecutive trading days. The Company issued an aggregate of 2,620,687 shares of common stock in connection with the automatic conversion.

Note 5 – Income Taxes

The Company is subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as income tax of foreign and state tax jurisdictions. The tax years 2015-2019 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which the Company is subject, except the Internal Revenue Service for which the tax years 2016-2019 remain open.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was 7.0% and 20.7%, respectively. The effective tax rate differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, income of our Philippines subsidiary that is subject to different effective tax rates, share-based compensation that is either not deductible for tax purposes or for which the tax deductible amount is different than the financial reporting amount, and a change in the valuation allowance that offset the tax on the current period pre-tax income.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 29, 2019, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was 11.3% and 8.4%, respectively. The effective tax rate differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, income of our Philippines subsidiary that is subject to different effective tax rates, and share-based compensation that is either non-deductible for tax purposes or for which the tax deductible amount is different than the financial reporting amount.

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The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC Topic 740 - Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). Under the provisions of ASC 740, management is required to evaluate whether a valuation allowance should be established against its deferred tax assets. We currently have a full valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets. As of each reporting date, the Company’s management considers new evidence, both positive and negative, that could impact management’s view with regard to future realization of deferred tax assets. For the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, there was no material change from fiscal year ended 2019 in the amount of the Company's deferred tax assets that are not more likely than not to be realized in future years.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act contains numerous income tax provisions, such as relaxing limitations on the deductibility of interest and the use of net operating losses arising in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. Due to the existence of previously incurred losses, the NOL carryback provisions of the CARES Act did not result in a cash benefit to the Company, however, we do anticipate increased interest expense deductions for tax purposes in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the relaxation of the limitations on the deductibility of interest.

Note 6 – Commitments and Contingencies

Leases

During March and April 2020, the Company entered into new lease agreements for office space for its Philippines subsidiary and Torrance headquarters, respectively.

Philippines office lease: The lease commenced on March 15, 2020 with a ten-year lease term set to expire in March of 2030. The Company is obligated to pay approximately $500 in annual base rent, which shall increase by 5% each year beginning on the second year of the lease term and then increase by 4% each year beginning on the sixth year of the lease term. In accordance with ASU 842Leases (“ASC 842”), the Company recorded $5,325 in Right-of-use assets – operating, non-current, and $4,981 in Right-of-use obligation – operating, non-current, with $344 recorded in Right-of-use obligation – operating, current, on the consolidated balance sheet at the commencement of the lease.

Torrance headquarters office lease: The lease commenced on April 13, 2020 with a seventy-month lease term set to expire in March of 2026. The Company is obligated to pay approximately $73 in monthly base rent (free rent for five months in the first two years), which shall increase by 3% each year beginning on the second-year anniversary of the lease term. In accordance with ASU 842Leases (“ASC 842”), the Company recorded $4,338 in Right-of-use assets – operating, non-current, and $3,916 in Right-of-use obligation – operating, non-current, with $422 recorded in Right-of-use obligation – operating, current, on the consolidated balance sheet at the commencement of the lease.

Legal Matters

Asbestos. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, Automotive Specialty Accessories and Parts, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Whitney Automotive Group, Inc. ("WAG"), are named defendants in several lawsuits involving claims for damages caused by installation of brakes during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s that contained asbestos. WAG marketed certain brakes, but did not manufacture any brakes. WAG maintains liability insurance coverage to protect its and the Company’s assets from losses arising from the litigation and coverage is provided on an occurrence rather than a claims made basis, and the Company is not expected to incur significant out-of-pocket costs in connection with this matter that would be material to its consolidated financial statements.

Customs Issues. On April 2, 2018, the Company filed a complaint against the United States of America, the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), in the United States Court of International Trade (the “Court”) (Case No. 1:18-cv-00068) seeking (i) relief from a single entry bonding requirement set by the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), at a level equivalent to three times the commercial invoice value of each shipment (the “Bonding Requirement”), (ii) a declaration that the Bonding Requirement is unlawful, (iii) an injunction prohibiting additional delayed entry for all of the Company’s currently-held goods being denied entry into the United States. The genesis for the action is CBP’s wrongful seizure of aftermarket vehicle grilles and associated parts being imported by the Company (“Repair Grilles”) on the basis that the Repair Grilles allegedly bear counterfeit trademarks of the original automobile manufacturers (i.e., original-equipment manufacturers, or “OEMs”). Generally, these trademarks, as applied against the Company, purport to cover the shape of the grilles themselves, or the OEM’s logo or name. However, the Repair Grilles are not counterfeit and do not cause a likelihood of confusion amongst purchasers or

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the relevant consuming public which are prerequisites for seizures under the pertinent provision of the Tariff Act being relied upon by CBP to seize the Repair Grilles.

On May 25, 2018, the Court granted the Company’s motion for preliminary injunction and ordered, among other things, that the Defendants are restrained from enforcing the 3X Bonding Requirement. On July 24, 2019, the Company further reached confidential terms with CBP to settle these matters.  As part of the settlement: (i) Customs will release to the Company certain inventory mistakenly seized, (ii) the Company and CBP enter into mutual releases, and (iii) without admitting liability, the Company will forfeit to CBP certain goods which CBP deems to be violative. All outstanding CBP enforcement issues are resolved, and the Company has no outstanding damage or duty claims from CBP.

Ordinary course litigation. The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of its business. As of the date hereof, the Company believes that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flow of the Company. The Company maintains liability insurance coverage to protect the Company’s assets from losses arising out of or involving activities associated with ongoing and normal business operations.

Note 7 – Product Information

As described in Note 1 above, the Company’s products consist of collision parts serving the body repair market, engine parts to serve the replacement parts market, and performance parts and accessories. The following table summarizes the approximate distribution of the Company’s revenue by product type.

    

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

Private Label

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Collision

 

68

%  

60

%  

70

%  

58

%  

Engine

 

19

%  

19

%  

19

%  

19

%  

Performance

 

1

%  

1

%  

1

%  

1

%  

Branded

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Collision

 

1

%  

1

%  

1

%  

1

%  

Engine

 

6

%  

10

%  

5

%  

11

%  

Performance

 

5

%  

9

%  

4

%  

10

%  

Total

 

100

%  

100

%  

100

%  

100

%  

Note 8 – Subsequent Events

In July 2020, the Company signed the First Amendment to the Las Vegas, Nevada distribution center lease agreement (originally dated April 25, 2019).  Pursuant to the amendment, among other changes, the Company is increasing the rentable square footage by approximately 68,000 square feet and the monthly base rent will increase by approximately $32 effective on September 1, 2020.

Also in July 2020, the Company entered into a thirty-eight month lease for approximately 6,000 square feet of space for quality control testing of products in Torrance, California. The monthly base rent is expected to be $6 in the first year with a commencement date of August 1, 2020.

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ITEM 2.MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (In Thousands, Except Per Share Data, Or As Otherwise Noted)

Cautionary Statement

You should read the following discussion and analysis in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto contained in Part I, Item 1 of this report. Certain statements in this report, including statements regarding our business strategies, operations, financial condition, and prospects are forward-looking statements. Use of the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would”, “will likely continue,” “will likely result” and similar expressions that contemplate future events may identify forward-looking statements.

The information contained in this section is not a complete description of our business or the risks associated with an investment in our common stock. We urge you to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this report and in our other reports filed with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The section entitled “Risk Factors” set forth in Part II, Item 1A of this report, and similar discussions in our other SEC filings, describe some of the important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these or any other forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and reflect management’s opinions only as of the date thereof. We do not assume any obligation to revise or update forward-looking statements. Finally, our historic results should not be viewed as indicative of future performance.

Overview

We are a leading online provider of aftermarket auto parts, including collision parts, engine parts, and performance parts and accessories. We sell our products to individual consumers through www.carparts.com, online marketplaces and offline to wholesale distributors. Our user friendly and flagship website, www.carparts.com, provides customers with a broad selection of SKUs, with detailed product descriptions and photographs. Our proprietary product database maps our SKUs to product applications based on vehicle makes, models and years. Our corporate website is located at www.carparts.com/investor. The inclusion of our website addresses in this report does not include or incorporate by reference into this report any information on our websites.

We believe our strategy of disintermediating the traditional auto parts supply chain and selling products directly to customers over the Internet allows us to efficiently deliver products to our customers. Industry-wide trends that support our strategy include:

1.Number of SKUs required to serve the market. The number of automotive SKUs has grown dramatically over the last several years. In today’s market, unless the consumer is driving a high volume produced vehicle and needs a simple maintenance item, the part they need is not typically on the shelf at a brick-and-mortar store. We believe our user-friendly websites provide customers with a favorable alternative to the brick-and-mortar shopping experience by offering a comprehensive selection of approximately 830,000 SKUs with detailed product descriptions, attributes and photographs combined with the flexibility of fulfilling orders using both drop-ship and stock-and-ship methods.
2.U.S. vehicle fleet expanding and aging. The average age of U.S. light vehicles, an indicator of auto parts demand, remained near record-highs at 11.8 years during 2019, according to the U.S. Auto Care Association. In addition, IHS, a market analytics firm, found that the total number of light vehicles in operation in the U.S. has increased to record levels, and should continue to rise through 2020. We believe an increasing vehicle base and rising average age of vehicles will have a positive impact on overall aftermarket parts demand because older vehicles generally require more repairs. In many cases we believe these older vehicles are driven by do-it-yourself ("DIY") car owners who are more likely to handle any necessary repairs themselves rather than taking their car to the professional repair shop.
3.Growth of online sales. The U.S. Auto Care Association estimated that overall revenue from online sales of auto parts and accessories would reach almost $20 billion by 2022. Improved product availability, lower prices and consumers’ growing comfort with digital platforms are driving the shift to online sales. We believe that

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we are well positioned for the shift to online sales due to our history of being a leading source for aftermarket automotive parts through online marketplaces and our network of websites.

Impact of COVID-19

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States and global economy increased significantly in March and some challenges continued through the second quarter of 2020. Since the onset of the pandemic, our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees as most have continued to work from home, in addition to ensuring our customers continue receiving our high-quality, personalized service. Our distribution centers had no significant disruptions and remain operational while our safety protocols direct employees onsite to continue to adhere to, and follow, the COVID-19 safety guidelines recommended from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).

COVID-19 had only minimal disruptions on our business as sales for the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 were unfavorably impacted primarily in mid to late March during the initial stages of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. However, the ultimate extent of the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company, our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, and cash flows will be dependent on evolving developments which are uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time. See the “Risk Factors” section set forth in Part II, Item 1A for further discussion of risks related to COVID-19.

Cybersecurity Matters

On June 28, 2020, we detected a ransomware attack on our network that disrupted access to some of our systems. We immediately took steps to isolate the affected systems and contain the disruption to our information technology infrastructure, including taking some systems offline as a precautionary measure. Our internal IT team subsequently restored and recovered the affected IT systems to full functionality. We engaged third party consultants and law enforcement to investigate the incident, and we internally have found no evidence that sensitive customer data was compromised or stolen from the IT systems, although our investigation is continuing. We believe there has not been any, current or expected future, material impact to our business, results of operations or financial condition because of this ransomware attack. In order to mitigate the likelihood of similar future events, we have implemented enhanced security features and monitoring procedures.

Executive Summary

For the second quarter of 2020, the Company’s operations generated net sales of $118,930, compared with $73,687 for the second quarter of 2019, representing an increase of 61.4%. Our operations incurred net income of $1,568 for the second quarter of 2020 compared to a net loss of $1,457 for the second quarter of 2019. Our operations generated a net income (loss) before interest expense, net, income tax provision (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense, amortization of intangible assets, plus share-based compensation expense, and in 2019, costs related to our customs issues and employee transition costs (“Adjusted EBITDA”) of $5,557 in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $1,425 in the second quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA, which is not a Generally Accepted Accounting Principle (“GAAP”) measure. See the section below titled “Non-GAAP measures” for information regarding our use of Adjusted EBTIDA and a reconciliation from net income (loss).

Net sales increased in second quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter of 2019 primarily due to an increase in our online sales offset slightly by a decrease in our offline sales. Our online sales, which include our e-commerce and online marketplace sales channels, contributed 94.7% of total net sales and our offline sales, which consist of our Kool-Vue® and wholesale operations, contributed 5.3% of total net sales. Our online sales increased by $45,912, or 68.8%, to $112,623 compared to the same period last year due to an increase in e-commerce sales, primarily driven by our sales growth from our flagship website, CarParts.com. Our offline sales decreased by $669, or 9.6%, to $6,307 compared to the same period last year primarily due to a decrease in sales from our wholesale operations. Gross profit increased by 87.6% to $40,829. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to improved product mix, as well as supply chain optimizations.

Total expenses, which primarily consisted of cost of sales and operating expense, increased in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The changes in both cost of sales and operating expense are described in further detail under — “Results of Operations” below.

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We continue to pursue the following strategies in order to improve our operating performance:

We have returned to positive e-commerce growth by continuing to focus on making the auto parts purchasing process as easy and seamless as possible. We plan to continue to provide unique catalog content and provide better content on our websites with the goal of improving our ranking on the search results.
We continue to work to improve the website purchase experience for our customers by (1) helping our customers find the parts they want to buy by reducing failed searches and increasing user purchase confidence; (2) implementing guided navigation and custom buying experiences specific to strategic part names; (3) increasing order size across our sites through improved recommendation engines; (4) improving our site speed; and (5) creating a frictionless checkout experience for our customers. In addition, we intend to continue to improve our mobile enabled websites to take advantage of shifting consumer behaviors. These efforts are intended to increase the number of repeat purchases, as well as contribute to our sales growth.
We continue to work towards becoming one of the preferred low price options in the market for aftermarket auto parts and accessories. We also continue to offer lower prices by increasing foreign sourced private label products as they are generally less expensive and we believe provide better value for the consumer. We believe our product offering will grow our sales and improve our margins.
We continue to increase product selection by being the first to market with many new SKUs. We currently have over 60,000 private label SKUs and over 770,000 branded SKUs in our product selection. We will continue to seek to add new categories and expand our existing specialty categories. We believe continued product expansion will increase the total number of orders and contribute to our sales growth. Additionally, we plan to continue to maintain certain in-stock inventory throughout the year to provide consistent service levels and improve customer experience.
We continue to implement cost saving measures.

Non-GAAP measures

Regulation G, “Conditions for Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and other provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, define and prescribe the conditions for use of certain non-GAAP financial information. We provide EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures. EBITDA consists of net income (loss) before (a) interest expense, net; (b) income tax provision (benefit); (c) depreciation and amortization expense; and (d) amortization of intangible assets; while Adjusted EBITDA consists of EBITDA before share-based compensation expense, and in 2019, costs related to our customs issues and employee transition costs.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business and results of operations.

Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as one measure of the Company’s operating performance because it assists in comparing the Company’s operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of stock compensation expense and in 2019, the costs associated with the customs issue, as well as other items that we do not believe are representative of our ongoing operating performance. Internally, this non-GAAP measure is also used by management for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets; for allocating resources to enhance financial performance; and for evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the ongoing operations of companies in our industry.

This non-GAAP financial measure is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company’s consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare

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these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from the Company’s non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

The table below reconciles net income (loss) from operations to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented (in thousands):

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

June 27, 2020

June 29, 2019

June 27, 2020

June 29, 2019

Net income (loss)

$

1,568

$

(1,457)

$

590

$

(5,038)

Depreciation & amortization

 

1,634

 

1,511

 

3,532

 

3,040

Amortization of intangible assets

 

25

 

25

 

50

 

50

Interest expense, net

 

490

 

487

 

1,149

 

894

Taxes

 

118

 

(186)

 

154

 

(465)

EBITDA

$

3,835

$

380

$

5,475

$

(1,519)

Stock compensation expense

$

1,722

$

613

$

4,385

$

1,163

Employee transition costs(1)

283

1,269

Customs costs(2)

149

415

Adjusted EBITDA

$

5,557

$

1,425

$

9,860

$

1,328


(1)We incurred employee transition costs related to the transition of our executive management team including severance, recruiting, hiring bonus and relocation costs.
(2)We incurred port and carrier fees and legal costs associated with our customs related issues. Refer to “Note 6 – Commitments and Contingencies” of our Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for additional details.

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth selected statement of operations data for the periods indicated, expressed as a percentage of net sales:

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

Net sales

 

100.0

%  

100.0

%  

100.0

%  

100.0

%

Cost of sales

 

65.7

 

70.5

 

65.8

 

71.8

 

Gross profit

 

34.3

 

29.5

 

34.2

 

28.2

 

Operating expense

 

32.5

 

31.2

 

33.3

 

31.4

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

1.8

 

(1.6)

 

0.9

 

(3.1)

 

Other income (expense):

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Other income, net

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

Interest expense

 

(0.4)

 

(0.7)

 

(0.6)

 

(0.6)

 

Total other expense, net

 

(0.4)

 

(0.6)

 

(0.6)

 

(0.6)

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

1.4

 

(2.2)

 

0.4

 

(3.7)

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

0.1

 

(0.3)

 

0.1

 

(0.3)

 

Net income (loss)

 

1.3

%  

(2.0)

%  

0.3

%  

(3.4)

%

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Thirteen and Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 27, 2020 Compared to the Thirteen and Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 29, 2019

Net Sales and Gross Margin

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

 

(in thousands)

  

(in thousands)

  

Net sales

$

118,930

  

$

73,687

  

$

206,748

  

$

148,425

  

Cost of sales

 

78,101

  

 

51,924

  

 

136,140

  

 

106,533

  

Gross profit

$

40,829

  

$

21,763

  

$

70,608

  

$

41,892

  

Gross margin

 

34.3

%  

 

29.5

 

34.2

%  

 

28.2

%

Net sales increased $45,243, or 61.4%, for the second quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter of 2019. Our net sales consisted of online sales, representing 94.7% of the total for the second quarter of 2020 (compared to 90.5% in the second quarter of 2019), and offline sales, representing 5.3% of the total for the second quarter of 2020 (compared to 9.5% in the second quarter of 2019). The net sales increase was due to an increase in online sales of $45,912, or 68.8%, offset slightly by a decrease in offline sales of $669, or 9.6%. Our online sales channels increase was driven by an increase in e-commerce sales primarily driven by our sales growth from our flagship website, CarParts.com. The offline sales channel decreased primarily due to decreased sales to our wholesale customers.

Net sales increased $58,323, or 39.3%, for the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 (“YTD Q2 2020”) compared to the same period in 2019. Our net sales consisted of online and offline sales, representing 93.9% and 6.1%, respectively, of the total net sales for YTD Q2 2020 (compared to 90.6% and 9.4%, respectively, for the same period in 2019). The net sales increase was driven by an increase of $59,770, or 44.5%, in online sales. Our online sales channel increased was driven by an increase in ecommerce sales primarily driven by our sales growth from our flagship website, CarParts.com. The offline sales channel decreased primarily due to decreased sales to our wholesale customers.

Gross profit increased $19,066 or 87.6%, for the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 and increased $28,716, or 68.5%, in YTD Q2 2020 compared to YTD Q2 2019. Gross margin increased 480 basis points to 34.3% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to 29.5% in the second quarter of 2019. Gross margin increased 600 basis points to 34.2% for YTD Q2 2020 compared to 28.2% in the same period of 2019. The increase in gross profit and gross margin was primarily due to improved product mix, as well as supply chain optimizations.

Operating Expense

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

 

(in thousands)

(in thousands)

 

Operating expense

$

38,653

$

22,968

$

68,785

$

46,543

Percent of net sales

 

32.5

%  

 

31.2

%

 

33.3

%  

 

31.4

%

Operating expense increased $15,685, or 68.3%, and increased $22,242, or 47.8%, for the second quarter of 2020 and YTD Q2 2020, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2019 primarily due to an increase in fulfillment expense as well as an increase in marketing expense. The increase in fulfillment expense was primarily due to a higher number of fulfilled orders as well as additional expenses incurred from our Las Vegas, Nevada distribution center that opened in the third quarter of 2019. The increase in marketing expense was primarily due to an increase in marketing spend.

Total Other Expense, Net

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

 

(in thousands)

(in thousands)

Other expense, net

$

(490)

$

(438)

$

(1,079)

$

(852)

Percent of net sales

 

(0.4)

%  

 

(0.6)

%

 

(0.5)

%  

 

(0.6)

%

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Total other expense, net, increased $52, or 11.9%, and increased $227, or 26.6%, for the second quarter and YTD Q2 2020, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2019 primarily due to an increase in interest expense attributable to an increase in capital assets for the distribution centers.

Income Tax Provision (Benefit)

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

    

 

(in thousands)

(in thousands)

Income tax provision (benefit)

$

118

$

(186)

$

154

$

(465)

Percent of net sales

 

0.1

%  

 

(0.3)

%

 

0.1

%  

 

(0.3)

%

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was 7.0% and 20.7%, respectively. The effective tax rate differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, income of our Philippines subsidiary that is subject to different effective tax rates, share-based compensation that is either not deductible for tax purposes or for which the tax deductible amount is different than the financial reporting amount, and a change in the valuation allowance that offset the tax on the current period pre-tax income.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended June 29, 2019, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was 11.3% and 8.4%, respectively. The effective tax rate differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, income of our Philippines subsidiary that is subject to different effective tax rates, and share-based compensation that is either non-deductible for tax purposes or for which the tax deductible amount is different than the financial reporting amount.

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC Topic 740 - Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). Under the provisions of ASC 740, management is required to evaluate whether a valuation allowance should be established against its deferred tax assets. We currently have a full valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets. As of each reporting date, the Company’s management considers new evidence, both positive and negative, that could impact management’s view with regard to future realization of deferred tax assets. For the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, there was no material change from fiscal year ended 2019 in the amount of the Company's deferred tax assets that are not more likely than not to be realized in future years.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act contains numerous income tax provisions, such as relaxing limitations on the deductibility of interest and the use of net operating losses arising in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. Due to the existence of previously incurred losses, the NOL carryback provisions of the CARES Act did not result in a cash benefit to the Company, however, we do anticipate increased interest expense deductions for tax purposes in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the relaxation of the limitations on the deductibility of interest.

Foreign Currency

The impact of foreign currency is related to our offshore operations in the Philippines and sales of our products in Canada and was not material to our operations.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Sources of Liquidity

During the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019, we primarily funded our operations with cash and cash equivalents generated from operations as well as through borrowing under our credit facility. We had cash and cash equivalents of $24,860 as of June 27, 2020, representing a $22,587 increase from $2,273 of cash as of December 28, 2019. The cash increase was primarily the result of the increase in net cash provided by operating activities. Based on our current operating plan, and despite the current uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents, investments, cash flows from operations and available funds under our credit facility will be sufficient to finance our operations through at least the next twelve months (see “Debt and Available Borrowing Resources” and “Funding Requirements” below).

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As of June 27, 2020, our credit facility provided for a revolving commitment of up to $30,000 subject to a borrowing base derived from certain of our receivables, inventory and property and equipment (see “Debt and Available Borrowing Resources” below).

Working Capital

As of June 27, 2020 and December 28, 2019, our working capital was $8,616 and $2,427, respectively. The historical seasonality in our business during the year can cause cash and cash equivalents, inventory and accounts payable to fluctuate, resulting in changes in our working capital.

Cash Flows

The following table summarizes the key cash flow metrics from our consolidated statements of cash flows for the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019 (in thousands):

 

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

    

June 27, 2020

    

June 29, 2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

25,168

$

2,950

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(3,840)

 

(3,431)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

1,267

 

(668)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(8)

 

1

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

$

22,587

$

(1,148)

Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities for the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019 was $25,168 and $2,950, respectively. The increase was primarily due to the higher balance of accounts payable because of timing of payments and temporary, favorable payment terms granted by our top vendors and improvements in other working capital.

Investing Activities

For the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019, net cash used in investing activities was the result of additions to property and equipment ($3,840 and $3,431, respectively), which are mainly related to capitalized website and software development costs.

Financing Activities

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities was $1,267 and ($668), respectively, for the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019. The main reason attributable for the shift to net cash provided was primarily due to proceeds from stock option exercises that occurred during the second quarter of 2020.

Debt and Available Borrowing Resources

Total debt was $9,337 as of June 27, 2020 compared to $11,056 as of December 28, 2019 and primarily consists of right-of-use obligations - finance. During the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2020, the Company paid off the notes payable associated with the development of the Las Vegas, Nevada distribution center. Therefore, the notes payable balance was $0 as of June 27, 2020.

The Company maintains an asset-based revolving credit facility ("Credit Facility") that provides for, among other things, a revolving commitment in an aggregate principal amount of up to $30,000, which is subject to a borrowing base derived from certain receivables, inventory and property and equipment. Our Credit Facility also provides for an option to increase the aggregate principal amount from $30,000 to $40,000 subject to lender approval. As of June 27, 2020, our outstanding revolving loan balance was $0. The outstanding letters of credit balance as of June 27, 2020 was $13,609, of which $11,900 was utilized and included in accounts payable in our consolidated balance sheet. We use letters of credit in the ordinary course of business to satisfy certain vendor obligations.

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Loans drawn under the Credit Facility bear interest at a per annum rate equal to either (a) LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 1.25% to 1.75% per annum based on the Company’s fixed charge coverage ratio, or (b) an “alternate prime base rate” subject to an increase or reduction by up to 0.25% per annum based on the Company’s fixed charge coverage ratio. As of June 27, 2020, the Company’s LIBOR based interest rate was 1.94% (on $0 principal) and the Company’s prime based rate was 3.50% (on $0 principal). A commitment fee, based upon undrawn availability under the Credit Facility bearing interest at a rate of 0.25% per annum, is payable monthly. Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, cash receipts are deposited into a lock-box, which are at the Company’s discretion unless the “cash dominion period” is in effect, during which cash receipts will be used to reduce amounts owing under the Credit Agreement. The cash dominion period is triggered in an event of default or if excess availability is less than the $3,600 for three consecutive business days, and will continue until, during the preceding 45 consecutive days, no event of default existed and excess availability has been greater than $3,600 at all times (with the trigger subject to adjustment based on the Company’s revolving commitment). In addition, in the event that “excess availability,” as defined under the Credit Agreement, is less than $3,000 the Company shall be required to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.0 to 1.0. The Company’s excess availability was $11,452 as of June 27, 2020. The Credit Facility matures on December 16, 2022.

Our Credit Agreement requires us to satisfy certain financial covenants which could limit our ability to react to market conditions or satisfy extraordinary capital needs and could otherwise restrict our financing and operations. If we are unable to satisfy the financial covenants and tests at any time, we may as a result cease being able to borrow under the Credit Facility or be required to immediately repay loans under the Credit Facility, and our liquidity and capital resources and ability to operate our business could be severely impacted, which would have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations. In those events, we may need to sell assets or seek additional equity or additional debt financing or attempt to modify our existing Credit Agreement. There can be no assurance that we would be able to raise such additional financing or engage in such asset sales on acceptable terms, or at all, or that we would be able to modify our existing Credit Agreement.

Funding Requirements

Based on our current operating plan, we believe that our existing cash, cash equivalents, investments, cash flows from operations and available debt financing will be sufficient to finance our operational cash needs through at least the next twelve months. Our future capital requirements may, however, vary materially from those now planned or anticipated. Changes in our operating plans, lower than anticipated net sales or gross margins, increased expenses, continued or worsened economic conditions, worsening operating performance by us, or other events, including those described in “Risk Factors” included in Part II, Item 1A may force us to sell assets or seek additional debt or equity financings in the future, including the issuance of additional common stock under a registration statement. As such, there can be no assurance that we would be able to raise such additional financing or engage in asset sales on acceptable terms, or at all. If we are not able to raise adequate additional financing or proceeds from asset sales, we will need to defer, reduce or eliminate significant planned expenditures, restructure or significantly curtail our operations.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

Seasonality

We believe our business is subject to seasonal fluctuations. We have historically experienced higher sales of body parts in winter months when inclement weather and hazardous road conditions typically result in more automobile collisions. Engine parts and performance parts and accessories have historically experienced higher sales in the summer months when consumers have more time to undertake elective projects to maintain and enhance the performance of their automobiles and the warmer weather during that time is conducive for such projects. We expect the historical seasonality trends to continue, and such trends may have a material impact on our financial condition and results of operations in subsequent periods.

Inflation

Inflation has not had a material impact upon our operating results, and we do not expect it to have such an impact in the near future. We cannot assure you that our business will not be affected by inflation in the future.

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of our financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, net sales, costs and expenses, as well as the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities and other related disclosures. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including, but not limited to, those related to revenue recognition, uncollectible receivables, inventory, valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities, intangible and other long-lived assets and contingencies. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about carrying values of our assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results could differ from those estimates, and we include any revisions to our estimates in our results for the period in which the actual amounts become known.

There were no significant changes to our critical accounting policies during the thirteen weeks ended June 27, 2020. We believe our critical accounting policies affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements. Accordingly, these are the policies we believe are the most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating our historical consolidated financial condition and results of operations (for further detail refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K that we filed with the SEC on March 10, 2020):

Revenue Recognition;
Inventory;
Website and Software Development Costs;
Income Taxes; and
Share-Based Compensation.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See “Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Nature of Operations” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited), included above in Part I, Item 1 of this report.

ITEM 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

As a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, we are not required to provide the information under this item.

ITEM 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We carried out an evaluation required by Rule 13a – 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), under the supervision and with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the 1934 Act, as of the end of the period covered by this report.

Disclosure controls and procedures provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the 1934 Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and to provide reasonable assurance that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures are designed at a reasonable assurance level and are effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms,

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and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

During the most recent fiscal quarter, there has not occurred any change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

Inherent Limitations on Internal Controls

Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives as specified above. Management does not expect, however, that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent or detect all error and fraud. Any control system, no matter how well designed and operated, is based upon certain assumptions and can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that its objectives will be met. Further, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that misstatements due to error or fraud will not occur or that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The information set forth under the caption “Legal Matters” in “Note 6 – Commitments and Contingencies” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited), included in Part I, Item 1 of this report, is incorporated herein by reference. For an additional discussion of certain risks associated with legal proceedings, see the section below entitled “Risk Factors” included in Part II, Item 1A of this report.

ITEM 1A.             RISK FACTORS

Our business is subject to a number of risks which are discussed below. Other risks are presented elsewhere in this report and in our other filings with the SEC. You should consider carefully the following risks in addition to the other information contained in this report and our other filings with the SEC, including our subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto, before deciding to buy, sell or hold our common stock. If any of the following known or unknown risks or uncertainties actually occurs with material adverse effects on us, our business, financial condition, results of operations and/or liquidity could be seriously harmed. In that event, the market price for our common stock will likely decline and you may lose all or part of your investment.

Risks Related To Our Business

Purchasers of aftermarket auto parts may not choose to shop online, which would prevent us from acquiring new customers who are necessary to the growth of our business.

The online market for aftermarket auto parts is less developed than the online market for many other business and consumer products, and currently represents only a small part of the overall aftermarket auto parts market. Our success will depend in part on our ability to attract new customers and to convert customers who have historically purchased auto parts through traditional retail and wholesale operations. Specific factors that could discourage or prevent prospective customers from purchasing from us include:

concerns about buying auto parts without face-to-face interaction with sales personnel;
the inability to physically handle, examine and compare products;
delivery time associated with Internet orders;
concerns about the security of online transactions and the privacy of personal information;
delayed shipments or shipments of incorrect or damaged products;
increased shipping costs; and
the inconvenience associated with returning or exchanging items purchased online.

If the online market for auto parts does not gain widespread acceptance, our sales may decline and our business and financial results may suffer.

We depend on search engines and other online sources to attract visitors to our websites and marketplace channels, and if we are unable to attract these visitors and convert them into customers in a cost-effective manner, our business and results of operations will be harmed.

Our success depends on our ability to attract customers in a cost-effective manner. Our investments in marketing may not effectively reach potential consumers or those consumers may not decide to buy from us or the volume of consumers that purchase from us may not yield the intended return on investment. With respect to our marketing channels, we rely on relationships with providers of online services, search engines, shopping comparison sites and e-commerce businesses to provide content, advertising banners and other links that direct customers to our websites. We rely on these relationships as significant sources of traffic to our websites. In particular, we rely on Google as an

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important marketing channel, and if Google changes its algorithms or if competition increases for advertisements on Google or on our marketplace channels, we may be unable to cost-effectively attract customers to our products.

Our agreements with our marketing providers generally have terms of one year or less. If we are unable to develop or maintain these relationships on acceptable terms, our ability to attract new customers would be harmed. In addition, many of the parties with whom we have online-advertising arrangements could provide advertising services to other companies, including retailers with whom we compete. As competition for online advertising has increased, the cost for these services has also increased. A significant increase in the cost of the marketing vehicles upon which we rely could adversely impact our ability to attract customers in a cost-effective manner and harm our business and results of operations. Further, we use promotions as a way to drive sales, these promotional activities may not drive sales and may adversely affect our gross margins.

Similarly, if any free search engine, shopping comparison site, or marketplace site on which we rely begins charging fees for listing or placement, or if one or more of the search engines, shopping comparison sites, marketplace sites and other online sources on which we rely for purchased listings, increases their fees, or modifies or terminates its relationship with us, our expenses could rise, we could lose customers and traffic to our websites could decrease.

Shifting online consumer behavior of purchasers of aftermarket auto parts could adversely impact our financial results and the growth of our business.

Shifting consumer behavior indicates that our customers are becoming more inclined to shop for aftermarket auto parts through their mobile devices. Mobile customers exhibit different behaviors than our more traditional desktop based e-commerce customers. User sophistication and technological advances have increased consumer expectations around the user experience on mobile devices, including speed of response, functionality, product availability, security, and ease of use. If we are unable to continue to adapt our mobile device shopping experience from desktop based online shopping in ways that improve our customer’s mobile experience and increase the engagement of our mobile customers our sales may decline and our business and financial results may suffer.

In addition, recent trends indicate that customers may be more inclined to shop for aftermarket auto parts through marketplace websites such as Amazon and eBay as opposed to purchasing parts through e-commerce channels. Any mix shift in sales to marketplace channels or increase in associated commissions and costs, could result in lower gross margins, and as a result, our business and financial results may suffer.

We derive a substantial portion of our revenues from third-party marketplaces.

Third-party marketplaces account for a significant portion of our revenues. Our sales on eBay and Amazon represented a combined 34.9% of total sales in the first half of 2020. We anticipate that sales of our products on third-party marketplace will continue to account for a significant portion of our revenues. In the future, the loss of access to these third-party marketplaces could significantly reduce our revenues, and the success of our business depends partly on continued access to these third-party marketplaces. Our relationships with our third-party marketplace providers could deteriorate as a result of a variety of factors, such as if they become concerned about our ability to deliver quality products on a timely basis or to protect a third-party’s intellectual property. In addition, third-party marketplace providers could prohibit our access to these marketplaces if we are not able to meet the applicable required terms of use. Loss of access to a marketplace channel could result in lower sales, and as a result, our business and financial results may suffer.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we recorded a net loss, and our net losses may continue in fiscal year 2020.

If our net losses continue in fiscal year 2020, they could severely impact our liquidity, as we may not be able to provide positive cash flows from operations in order to meet our working capital requirements. We may need to borrow additional funds from our credit facility, which under certain circumstances may not be available, sell additional assets or seek additional equity or additional debt financing in the future. In such case, there can be no assurance that we would be able to raise such additional financing or engage in such asset sales on acceptable terms, or at all. If our net losses were to continue, and if we are not able to raise adequate additional financing or proceeds from asset sales to continue to fund our ongoing operations, we will need to defer, reduce or eliminate significant planned expenditures, restructure or significantly curtail our operations, file for bankruptcy or cease operations.

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Our operations are restricted by our credit agreement, and our ability to borrow funds under our credit facility is subject to a borrowing base.

We maintain an asset-based revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Credit Agreement”) that provides for, among other things, a revolving commitment in an aggregate principal amount of up to $30,000 subject to a borrowing base derived from certain of our receivables, inventory and property and equipment. Our Credit Agreement also provides for an option to increase the aggregate principal amount from $30,000 to $40,000, subject to lender approval. Our Credit Agreement includes a number of restrictive covenants. These covenants could impair our financing and operational flexibility and make it difficult for us to react to market conditions and satisfy our ongoing capital needs and unanticipated cash requirements. Specifically, such covenants restrict our ability and, if applicable, the ability of our subsidiaries to, among other things:

incur additional debt;
make certain investments and acquisitions;
enter into certain types of transactions with affiliates;
use assets as security in other transactions;
pay dividends on our capital stock or repurchase our equity interests, excluding payments of preferred stock dividends which are specifically permitted under our credit facility;
sell certain assets or merge with or into other companies;
guarantee the debts of others;
enter into new lines of business;
pay or amend our subordinated debt; and
form any joint ventures or subsidiary investments.

In addition, our credit facility is subject to a borrowing base derived from certain of our receivables, inventory, property and equipment. In the event that components of the borrowing base are adversely affected for any reason, including adverse market conditions or downturns in general economic conditions, we could be restricted in the amount of funds we can borrow under the credit facility. Furthermore, in the event that components of the borrowing base decrease to a level below the amount of loans then-outstanding under the credit facility, we could be required to immediately repay loans to the extent of such shortfall. Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, cash receipts are deposited into a lock-box, which are at the Company’s discretion unless the “cash dominion period” is in effect, during which cash receipts will be used to reduce amounts owing under the Credit Agreement. The cash dominion period is triggered in an event of default or if excess availability is less than the $3,600 for three consecutive business days, and will continue until, during the preceding 45 consecutive days, no event of default existed and excess availability has been greater than $3,600 at all times (with the trigger subject to adjustment based on the Company’s revolving commitment). In addition, in the event that “excess availability,” as defined under the Credit Agreement, is less than $3,000 the Company shall be required to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.0 to 1.0. If any of these events were to occur, it could severely impact our liquidity and capital resources, limit our ability to operate our business and could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

Under certain circumstances, our credit facility may also require us to satisfy a financial covenant, which could limit our ability to react to market conditions or satisfy extraordinary capital needs and could otherwise impact our liquidity and capital resources, restrict our financing and have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

Our ability to comply with the covenants and other terms of our debt obligations will depend on our future operating performance. If we fail to comply with such covenants and terms, we would be required to obtain waivers from our lenders to maintain compliance with our debt obligations. In the future, if we are unable to obtain any

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necessary waivers and our debt is accelerated, a material adverse effect on our financial condition and future operating performance would result.

While we did not have any outstanding revolver debt under our Credit Agreement as of June 2