|12 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2017
|Subsequent Events [Abstract]
On February 5, 2018 the Company entered into the Revolving Credit, Term Loan and Security Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with PNC Bank, National Association. The Credit Agreement provides for a term loan in an amount of $1,500,000 (the “Term Loan”) and a revolving line of credit up to a maximum of $4,500,000 (the “Revolving Loan” and together with the Term Loan, the “Loans”). The proceeds of the Loans are to be used to pay off the Company's existing debt with CNH Finance Fund I, L.P., formerly known as SCM Specialty Finance Opportunities Fund, L.P. (“CNH”), and for general working capital purposes. The Term Loan is payable in consecutive monthly installments of $31,250 commencing March 1, 2018 and bears interest, at the election of the Company, at either the PNC base rate plus 1% or 30, 60 or 90 day LIBOR rate plus 3.50%. All outstanding amounts under the Revolving Loan bear interest, at the election of the Company, at either the PNC base rate plus 0.25% or 30, 60 or 90 day LIBOR rate plus 2.75%, payable monthly in arrears. The Company is also required to pay a quarterly unused line fee and collateral management fee. The commitment under the Credit Agreement expires three years after the Closing Date. The Loans and all other amounts due and owing under the Credit Agreement and related documents are secured by a first priority perfected security interest in, and lien on, substantially all of the assets of the Company. Amounts available for borrowing under the Revolving Loan equal the lesser of the Borrowing Base (as defined below), and $4,500,000, in each case, as the same is reduced by the aggregate principal amount outstanding under the Revolving Loan. “Borrowing Base” under the Credit Agreement means, generally, the amount equal to (i) 85% of the Company’s eligible accounts receivable, plus (ii) 65% of the value of eligible inventory, less (iii) certain reserves. The Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants on the part of the Company, including a financial covenant requiring the Company to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of no less than 1.10 to 1.0. The Credit Agreement also provides for events of default, including failure to repay principal and interest when due and failure to perform or violation of the provisions or covenants of the agreement, as a result of which amounts due under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated. On the Closing Date, the Company borrowed the entire $1,500,000 Term Loan and drew $386,130 on the Revolving Loan. These amounts were used, in part, to pay off the total amount due under the Company's Credit and Security Agreement with CNH entered into on December 4, 2015. The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on February 8, 2018.
As a result of the enactment by the United States Government of public law 115-97, an Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (formerly known as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017), federal corporate tax rates for periods beginning after January 1, 2018 have been reduced to 21%. The Company's federal rate was previously 34%. The Company values its deferred tax assets and liabilities using the tax rates expected to apply in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The Company, prior to the enactment of public law 115-97, had valued its deferred tax assets and liabilities at a combined federal and state tax rate of 36.45%. Due to the corporate tax rate change, the Company has now determined that its deferred tax assets and liabilities should be valued based on an estimated future tax rate of 26.85%, effective in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The change in rate will cause the Company to record an additional tax expense as part of the provision for income tax in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 which likely will result in the Company reporting a net loss after provision for income tax for the quarter. In addition, ASU 2015-17 is effective with the first quarter of fiscal 2018 and will require that all deferred tax assets be classified as long-term. The Company as of November 30, 2017 had $2,079,988 of deferred tax assets that were recorded as a current asset.
In December 2017, the Company moved from its facility at 65 Challenger Road, Suite 340, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey to a new facility at 1099 Wall Street West, Suite 275, Lyndhurst, New Jersey, as a result of down sizing and not needing as much office space. The suite at Lyndhurst is located in an office building and consists of 1,751 square feet of space including allocated common space. The lease is for three years commencing December 15, 2017, with an annual rent cost of $34,145 for the first eighteen months of the lease and $35,020 for the second eighteen months of the lease. In addition the Company pays an electric charge of $1.75 per square foot per annum. The Company sub-let the Ridgefield Park offices for the remainder of the lease. The sub-let is for annual rent of $126,038 plus all
operating expenses and utilities for the term of the sub-lease. The Company will be recording an expense of $94,992 in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 as an estimate for the difference between the rent that the Company pays its landlord and the rent received from the sub-tenant over the term of the sub-lease for the Ridgefield Park facility.
The Company moved its master broker sales representation to Advantage Sales and Marketing ("Advantage", effective January 15, 2018. The Company believes that this change will allow the Company to regain distribution that was lost over the past four years and better implementation of its co-operative advertising programs with the retailers. Advantage currently represents approximately $20 billion in retail sales of consumer products for a number of clients, and is active in the mass market, chain drug, grocery and club channels. Advantage will charge the Company between 3% and 4% of net sales for sales representation. The Company was previously paying the Emerson Group ("Emerson") 3.4% of net sales. In addition, Advantage will be managing the Company's order to cash cycle, including accepting incoming retailer orders, EDI services, coordinating with the warehouse for order picking and shipping, invoicing the order, deduction management and accounts receivable collections. Advantage will charge the Company 1% of cash collections for managing the order to cash cycle. The Company was previously paying Emerson 2% of adjusted gross sales for managing the order to cash cycle. Effective with this change, all cash collections of invoices generated through Advantage will be remitted by the retailer directly to the Company's bank account. Previously the funds were remitted to Emerson's bank account, and the Company had to wait for Emerson to remit the funds to the Company. The Company expects lower gross sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 due to the transition to Advantage and the interruption of the order flow, however believes that there will be long term gains that justify the move. The Company also moved its warehousing operations from Geodis Contract Logistics (formerly OHL) to Casestack, Inc., effective January 15, 2018. The Geodis warehouse was located in Plainfield, Indiana. The Casestack, Inc. warehouse is located outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Company expects a small increase in freight out costs to be offset by lower freight in costs.