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ÉTATS UNIS

COMMISSION NATIONALE DU MARCHÉ DES ACTIONS

Washington, D.C.20549

FORMULE 10-Q

(Mark One)

RAPPORT TRIMESTRIEL SELON L'ARTICLE 13 OU 15 (d) DE LA SECURITIES CHANGE ACT OF 1934

Pour la période trimestrielle terminée le 28 mars 2020

OU

RAPPORT DE TRANSITION CONFORMÉMENT À L'ARTICLE 13 OU 15 d) DE LA LOI DE 1934 SUR LES ÉCHANGES DE TITRES

Pour la période de transition de à

Numéro de dossier de la Commission: 001‑33264

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RÉSEAU USA AUTO PARTS USA, INC.

(Nom exact du déclarant tel que spécifié dans sa charte)

Delaware

68‑0623433

(État ou autre juridiction de
constitution ou organisation)

(Employeur I.R.S.

Numéro d'identification.)

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

(Adresse du bureau exécutif principal) (Code postal)

(424) 702‑1455

(Numéro de téléphone du registraire, y compris l'indicatif régional)

Indiquez avec une coche si l'inscrit: (1) a soumis tous les rapports requis par l'article 13 ou 15 (d) du Securities Exchange Act de 1934 au cours des 12 mois précédents (ou pour une période plus court que le déclarant n'était tenu de déposer de tels rapports) et (2) a été soumis à ces exigences de dépôt au cours des 90 derniers jours. oui Non ☐

Indiquez par une coche si le déclarant a soumis électroniquement tous les fichiers de données interactifs à soumettre conformément à la règle 405 du règlement ST (§232.405 du présent chapitre) au cours des 12 mois précédents (ou pour une période supplémentaire) bref, le demandeur devait soumettre de tels dossiers). oui Non ☐

Indiquez avec une coche si le déclarant est un grand classeur accéléré, un classeur accéléré, un classeur non accéléré, une petite société déclarante ou une société en croissance émergente. Voir les définitions de «grand classeur accéléré», «classeur accéléré», «plus petite société déclarante» et «société en croissance émergente» dans la règle 12b-2 de la Loi sur l'échange.

Grand filer accéléré

Filer accéléré

Armoire de classement non accélérée

Petite entreprise déclarante

Entreprise en croissance émergente

Si vous êtes une société émergente en croissance, indiquez par une coche si le déclarant a choisi de ne pas utiliser la période de transition prolongée pour se conformer aux normes comptables financières nouvelles ou révisées fournies conformément à l'article 13 (a) de la loi sur les échanges. ☐

Indiquez avec une coche si la personne inscrite est une société écran (au sens de la règle 12b-2 de la loi sur l'échange). Oui ☐ non

Valeurs enregistrées conformément à l'article 12 (b) de la loi:

Titre de chaque classe

Symbole (s) commercial (s)

Nom de chaque bourse dans laquelle vous vous êtes inscrit

Actions ordinaires, 0,001 $ de valeur nominale par action

PRTS

NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(Marché mondial NASDAQ)

Au 4 mai 2020, l'entité enregistrée avait 38 891 673 actions ordinaires en circulation, d'une valeur nominale de 0,001 $.

NOTE SPÉCIALE CONCERNANT LES DÉCLARATIONS PROSPECTIVES

Les déclarations incluses dans ce rapport, autres que les déclarations ou caractérisations d'événements historiques ou actuels, sont des déclarations prospectives au sens de l'article 27A du Securities Act de 1933, tel que modifié (le «Securities Act») et de l'article 21E du Securities Exchange Act de 1934, tel que modifié (le "Exchange Act"), et nous avons l'intention que ces déclarations prospectives soient soumises aux ports sécurisés ainsi créés. Tous les énoncés prospectifs inclus dans ce document sont basés sur les croyances et hypothèses de la direction et sur les informations dont elle dispose actuellement. Nous avons tenté d'identifier les déclarations prospectives en utilisant des termes tels que «anticiper», «croire», «pourrait», «estimer», «attendre», «avoir l'intention», «peut», «plans», «potentiel», «prédire», «projets "," devrait "," sera "," serait "," continuera probablement "," résultera probablement "et des variations de ces mots ou expressions similaires. Ces déclarations prospectives comprennent, sans s'y limiter, des déclarations sur des événements futurs, nos résultats d'exploitation et financiers futurs, les attentes financières, la croissance et les stratégies attendues, les indicateurs commerciaux actuels, les besoins en capital, les plans de financement, le déploiement du capital, la liquidité, les contrats, les litiges, les offres de produits, les clients, les acquisitions, la concurrence et l'état de nos installations. Les déclarations prospectives, quel que soit leur emplacement dans le présent document ou dans d'autres déclarations attribuables à la Société, impliquent des risques, des incertitudes et d'autres facteurs connus et inconnus qui peuvent faire en sorte que nos résultats, performances ou réalisations réels soient sensiblement différents de tout résultat, action future. ou les réalisations exprimées ou implicites dans les déclarations prospectives. Nous discutons plus en détail de plusieurs de ces risques sous la rubrique «Facteurs de risque» de la partie II, point 1A du présent rapport. Compte tenu de ces incertitudes, vous ne devez pas vous fier indûment à ces déclarations prospectives. Vous devriez lire ce rapport et les documents auxquels nous faisons référence dans ce rapport et que nous avons présentés comme preuve documentaire du rapport dans son intégralité et étant entendu que nos résultats futurs réels peuvent être sensiblement différents de ce que nous attendons. De plus, les déclarations prospectives ne représentent les convictions et hypothèses de notre direction qu'à la date du présent rapport. Sauf si la loi l'exige, nous ne nous engageons pas à mettre à jour publiquement ces déclarations prospectives, ni à mettre à jour les raisons pour lesquelles les résultats réels peuvent différer sensiblement de ceux anticipés dans ces déclarations prospectives, même si de nouvelles informations sont disponibles à l'avenir.

PARTIE I. INFORMATIONS FINANCIÈRES

OBJET 1.FÉtats financiers

RÉSEAU USA AUTO PARTS USA, INC. ET FILIALES

SOLDE CONSOLIDÉ

(Non audité, en milliers, sauf valeur nominale et valeur de liquidation par action)

28 mars,

28 décembre

2020

2019

DES BIENS

Actifs courants:

Trésorerie et équivalents de trésorerie

$

14 148

$

2,273

Débiteurs, nets

5,031

2 669

Inventaire

57,360

52 500

Autres actifs courants

5 661

4 931

Le total des actifs courants

82 200

62,373

Impôt différé

22

Propriété et équipement, net

10 194

9 650

Droit d'utilisation – actifs – contrats de location simple, nets

9 452

4,544

Droit d'utilisation – actifs – contrats de location-financement, nets

8 847

9 011

Autres actifs non courants

1 859

2,368

Total des actifs

$

112,574

$

87 946

PASSIF ET PATRIMOINE

Passifs courants:

Comptes à payer

$

57 749

$

44,433

Dépenses accumulées

14 166

9 519

Dépôts des clients

405

652

Paiements dus

729

Droit d'utilisation – obligation – opérationnel, actuel

1 601

1 368

Droit d'utilisation – obligation – financement, en cours

582

640

Autres passifs courants

3,661

2,605

Total des passifs courants

78 164

59 946

Paiements, non courants

1 060

Droit d'utilisation – obligation – opérationnel, non courant

8 097

3,419

Droit d'utilisation – obligation – financement, non courant

8,638

8,627

Autres passifs non courants

2,514

2,514

Pleine responsabilité

97,413

75 566

engagements et éventualités

Capital comptable:

Actions privilégiées convertibles de série A, valeur nominale de 0,001 $; 1,45 $ pour la valeur de liquidation des actions ou un total de 6 017 $; 4 150 actions autorisées; 2621 et 2771 actions émises et en circulation au 28 mars 2020 et au 28 décembre 2019

3

3

Actions ordinaires, valeur nominale de 0,001 $; 100 000 actions autorisées; 38672 et 36167 actions émises et en circulation au 28 mars 2020 et au 28 décembre 2019 (dont 2525 actions propres)

41

38

Actions propres

(7 146)

(7 146)

Paiement supplémentaire en capital

191 043

187,147

Autres éléments du résultat étendu cumulé

113

214

Déficit accumulé

(168 893)

(167 876)

Capitaux propres du total des actionnaires

15 161

12,380

Total du passif et des capitaux propres

$

112,574

$

87 946

Voir les notes jointes aux états financiers consolidés (non audités).

RÉSEAU USA AUTO PARTS USA, INC. ET FILIALES

DÉCLARATIONS D'OPÉRATIONS CONSOLIDÉES ET D'OPÉRATIONS GLOBALES

(Non audité, en milliers, sauf les données par action)

Treize semaines terminées

28 mars,

30 mars

2020

2019

Ventes nettes

$

87 818

$

74 739

Coût des ventes (1)

58 039

54 610

Bénéfice brut

29 779

20 129

Dépenses d'exploitation

30,132

23,575

Perte d'exploitation

(353)

(3 446)

Autres revenus (dépenses):

Autre, net

71

(3)

Frais d'intérêt

(660)

(412)

Total des autres dépenses, net

(589)

(415)

Perte avant impôt sur le revenu

(942)

(3 861)

Provision pour impôt sur le revenu (bénéfice)

36

(280)

Perte nette

(978)

(3 581)

Une autre perte globale:

Ajustements de conversion de devises étrangères

(6)

(5)

Perte non réalisée sur les actifs des fiducies à rémunération différée

(95)

Total des autres pertes globales

(101)

(5)

Perte globale

$

(1 079)

$

(3 586)

Perte par action:

Perte nette de base et diluée par action

$

(0,03)

$

(0,10)

Nombre moyen pondéré d’actions ordinaires en circulation:

Actions utilisées dans le calcul de la perte nette de base et diluée par action

36 871

35,365

(1)

Exclut les charges d'amortissement qui sont incluses dans les charges d'exploitation.

Voir les notes jointes aux états financiers consolidés (non audités).

RÉSEAU USA AUTO PARTS USA, INC. ET FILIALES

ÉTATS DES CAPITAUX PROPRES CONSOLIDÉS

(Non audité, en milliers)

Accumulé

Additionnel

Autre

Total

Stock préféré

Actions communes

Payé en-

Trésorerie

Complet

Accumulé

Actionnaires

Partager

Quantité

Partager

Quantité

Capitale

Valeurs

Revenus (pertes)

Déficit

Capitale

Solde tel que déclaré initialement au 29 décembre 2018

2 771

$

3

34 992

$

38

$

183 139

$

(7 146)

$

579

$

(137 791)

$

38 822

Effet de la nouvelle adoption comptable

1,623

1,623

Solde tel que présenté actuellement au 29 décembre 2018

2 771

3

34 992

38

183 139

(7 146)

579

(136.168)

40,445

Perte nette

(3 581)

(3 581)

Émission d'actions dans le cadre de l'acquisition d'unités d'actions restreintes

437

(288)

(288)

Émission d'actions en rapport avec les frais de DBO

4 4

4 4

4 4

Rémunération à base d’actions

554

554

Dividende en actions ordinaires

(39)

(39)

Effet des variations des devises étrangères

(5)

(5)

Solde, 30 mars 2019

2 771

3

35,433

38

183 409

(7 146)

574

(139 788)

37 090

Solde, 28 décembre 2019

2 771

3

36,167

38

187,147

(7 146)

214

(167 876)

12,380

Perte nette

(978)

(978)

Émission d'actions dans le cadre de l'exercice d'options sur actions

523

1

1 119

1 120

Émission d'actions dans le cadre de l'acquisition d'unités d'actions restreintes

1,809

2

(86)

(84)

Émission d'actions en rapport avec les frais de DBO

3

6 6

6 6

Rémunération à base d’actions

2,819

2,819

Dividende des actions ordinaires sur les actions privilégiées

20

38

(39)

(1)

Conversion d'actions privilégiées

(150)

150

Perte non réalisée sur les actifs des fiducies à rémunération différée

(95)

(95)

Effet des variations des devises étrangères

(6)

(6)

Solde, 28 mars 2020

2,621

$

3

38 672

$

41

$

191 043

$

(7 146)

$

113

$

(168 893)

$

15 161

Voir les notes jointes aux états financiers consolidés (non audités).

RÉSEAU USA AUTO PARTS USA, INC. ET FILIALES

ÉTATS CONSOLIDÉS DES FLUX DE TRÉSORERIE

(Non audité, en milliers)

Treize semaines terminées

28 mars,

30 mars

2020

2019

Activités d'exploitation

Perte nette

$

(978)

$

(3 581)

Ajustements pour rapprocher la perte nette de la trésorerie nette provenant des activités opérationnelles:

Charges d'amortissement

1 898

1 529

Amortissement des actifs incorporels

25

25

Impôt différé

(22)

(328)

Frais de rémunération à base d’actions

2 663

550

Attributions d'actions émises par le service des administrateurs non salariés

6 6

4 4

Amortissement des frais financiers reportés

5 5

1

Variations des actifs et passifs d'exploitation:

Comptes débiteurs

(2 362)

(2 019)

Inventaire

(4 860)

(2 080)

Autres actifs courants

(713)

(802)

Autres actifs non courants

(197)

(70)

Créditeurs et charges à payer

18,022

10 753

Autres passifs courants

808

890

Obligation de droit d'utilisation – Contrats de location simple – Actuel

2. 3. 4

983

Obligation de droit d'utilisation – Contrats de location simple – Long terme

(231)

(978)

Autres passifs non courants

1

(2)

Trésorerie nette fournie par les activités d'exploitation

14,299

4 875

Activités d'investissement

Ajouts aux immobilisations corporelles

(2 050)

(1 587)

Trésorerie nette utilisée dans les activités d'investissement

(2 050)

(1 587)

Activités de financement

Dettes créditeurs renouvelables

1 170

4,096

Paiements effectués sur les prêts renouvelables à payer

(1 170)

(4 096)

Paiement des billets à ordre

(1 226)

Paiements pour contrats de location-acquisition

(178)

(149)

Retenue légale de la rémunération en actions

(84)

(287)

Produit de l'exercice des options d'achat d'actions

1 120

Dividendes d'actions privilégiées versés

(41)

Trésorerie nette utilisée dans les activités financières

(368)

(477)

Effets des variations du taux de change sur la trésorerie

(6)

(7)

Variation nette de la trésorerie et des équivalents de trésorerie

11 875

2,804

Trésorerie et équivalents de trésorerie, début de période

2,273

2,031

Trésorerie et équivalents de trésorerie, fin de période

$

14 148

$

4 835

Informations supplémentaires sur les activités d'investissement et de financement non monétaires:

Actif d'exploitation par droit d'usage acquis

$

5 325

$

Actif financé par le droit d'utilisation acquis

$

130

$

Achats d'actifs accumulés

$

662

$

904

Divulgation supplémentaire des informations sur les flux de trésorerie:

Paiement en espèces pendant la période d'imposition

$

$

Paiement en espèces pendant la période d'intérêt

$

433

$

430

Voir les notes jointes aux états financiers consolidés (non audités).

RÉSEAU USA AUTO PARTS USA, INC. ET FILIALES

NOTES AFFÉRENTES AUX ÉTATS FINANCIERS CONSOLIDÉS (NON AUDITÉS)

(En milliers, sauf les données par action)

Note 1 – Base de présentation et description de la société

US Auto Parts Network, Inc. (y compris ses filiales) est un important fournisseur en ligne de pièces et accessoires automobiles de rechange et a été créé en 1995. La Société est entrée dans le secteur du commerce électronique en lançant son premier site Web en 2000 et actuellement Vous tirez l'essentiel de vos revenus des canaux de vente en ligne. La Société vend ses produits à des consommateurs individuels via un réseau de sites Web et de marchés en ligne et hors ligne à des distributeurs en gros. Nos sites Web emblématiques sont situés à www.carparts.com y www.jcwhitney.com, et notre site Web d'entreprise est à www.usautoparts.com. Les références à «société», «nous», «nous» ou «notre» font référence aux États-Unis. Auto Parts Network, Inc. et ses filiales consolidées.

Les produits de la société se composent de pièces de carrosserie destinées au marché de la réparation de carrosseries automobiles, de pièces de moteur pour le marché secondaire et de pièces et accessoires haute performance. La catégorie des pièces de collision se compose principalement de pièces de carrosserie pour l'extérieur d'une voiture. Nos pièces de cette catégorie sont généralement des pièces de rechange pour les pièces de carrosserie d'origine qui ont été endommagées à la suite d'une collision ou d'une usure générale. La plupart de ces produits sont vendus sur nos sites Web. De plus, nous vendons une vaste gamme de produits miroir, y compris notre propre marque privée appelée Kool-Vue.®, qui sont commercialisés et vendus en tant que pièces de rechange du marché secondaire et en tant que mises à niveau des pièces existantes. La catégorie des pièces de moteur est composée de composants de moteur et d'autres pièces mécaniques et électriques, y compris notre marque privée de convertisseurs catalytiques appelée Evan Fischer®. Ces pièces servent de pièces de rechange pour les pièces de moteur existantes et sont généralement utilisées par les professionnels et les amateurs pour l'entretien et la réparation mécanique et du moteur. Nous proposons également des versions performantes de nombreuses pièces vendues dans chacune des catégories ci-dessus. Les pièces et accessoires de performance sont généralement constitués de pièces qui améliorent les performances de la voiture, améliorent la fonctionnalité existante d'une pièce spécifique ou améliorent l'apparence physique ou le confort de la voiture.

La société est une société du Delaware C et est basée à Torrance, en Californie. L'entreprise compte des employés aux États-Unis et aux Philippines.

Base de présentation

Les états financiers consolidés de la Société ont été préparés conformément aux principes comptables généralement reconnus aux États-Unis («US GAAP») pour les informations financières intermédiaires et aux instructions pour le formulaire 10-Q de la Securities and Exchange Commission. des États-Unis ("SEC") et l'article 10 du règlement SEC SX. De l'avis de la direction, les états financiers consolidés ci-joints contiennent tous les ajustements, consistant en des ajustements récurrents normaux, nécessaires pour présenter fidèlement la situation financière consolidée de la Société au 28 mars 2020 et les résultats d'exploitation consolidés et les flux de trésorerie pour les treize semaines se terminant le 28 mars 2020 et le 30 mars 2019. Les résultats de la Société pour les périodes intermédiaires ne sont pas nécessairement représentatifs des résultats attendus pour toute autre période intermédiaire ou pour toute l'année. Ces états financiers consolidés non audités doivent être lus conjointement avec les états financiers consolidés audités et les notes annexes inclus dans notre rapport annuel sur formulaire 10-K pour l'exercice clos le 28 décembre 2019, qui a été déposé auprès de la SEC le Le 10 mars 2020 et tous nos autres dépôts périodiques, y compris les rapports actuels sur le formulaire 8-K, déposés auprès de la SEC après la fin de notre exercice 2019 et pendant la date de ce rapport.

Au cours des treize semaines se terminant le 28 mars 2020, la Société a subi une perte nette de 978 $ comparativement à une perte nette de 3 581 $ au cours des treize semaines se terminant le 30 mars 2019. En vertu de notre plan d'exploitation actuel Nous estimons que notre trésorerie, nos équivalents de trésorerie, nos investissements, nos flux de trésorerie d'exploitation et notre financement par emprunt disponibles seront suffisants pour financer nos besoins de trésorerie d'exploitation pour au moins les douze prochains mois.

Les montants des charges d'exploitation de la période précédente ont été classés pour s'adapter à la présentation de la période actuelle des charges d'exploitation dans les résultats d'exploitation consolidés.

Déclarations comptables récemment adoptées

En février 2016, le Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") a publié la mise à jour des normes comptables ("ASU") n ° 2018-15, "Intangibles – Fonds de commerce et autres – Logiciels à usage interne (sous-matière 350-40)" ("ASU 2018-

15 "). L'objectif de cette mise à jour est d'aligner les exigences de capitalisation des coûts de mise en œuvre engagés dans un contrat d'hébergement qui est un contrat de service avec les exigences de capitalisation des coûts de mise en œuvre engagés pour développer ou obtenir un logiciel à usage interne. La Société a adopté la norme le 29 décembre 2019 et l'adoption n'a eu aucune incidence importante sur les états financiers consolidés.

Dans Juin 2016, le FASB a publié l'ASU 2016-13, Instruments financiers – Pertes de crédit (sujet 326): évaluation des pertes de crédit sur instruments financiers et autres modifications ultérieures, y compris les améliorations de codage de l'ASU 2019-04 au sujet 326, Instruments financiers – Pertes de crédit, sujet 815, Produits dérivés et couverture, et thème 825, Instruments financiers, collectivement appelé («ASC 326»), qui fournit un nouveau modèle de dépréciation qui nécessite l'évaluation et la comptabilisation des pertes de crédit attendues pour la plupart des actifs financiers et de certains autres instruments, y compris, mais sans s'y limiter, les débiteurs, actifs contractuels, titres disponibles à la vente et certaines garanties financières. La Société a adopté la norme le 29 décembre 2019 et l'adoption n'a eu aucune incidence importante sur les états financiers consolidés.

Déclarations comptables récemment adoptées

En décembre 2019, le FASB a publié l'ASU 2019-12, Impôts sur les bénéfices (Thème 740): simplification de la comptabilité des impôts sur les bénéfices. Cette mise à jour vise à simplifier les règles actuelles concernant la comptabilité de l'impôt sur le revenu et répond à divers problèmes techniques, notamment la comptabilité fiscale de franchise, la répartition de l'impôt sur le revenu entre une perte sur les activités poursuivies et dans d'autres catégories, telles que les activités abandonnées, la déclaration de revenus des personnes morales non soumises à l'impôt sur les bénéfices et la comptabilisation provisoire des modifications promulguées dans les lois fiscales. La nouvelle norme est en vigueur pour les exercices ouverts à compter du 15 décembre 2020; cependant, l'adoption anticipée est autorisée. La société a adopté très tôt la norme Le 29 décembre 2019 et l'adoption n'ont pas eu d'impact significatif sur les comptes consolidés.

Note 2 – Prêts

La Société maintient une ligne de crédit renouvelable fondée sur l'actif («ligne de crédit») qui établit, entre autres, un engagement renouvelable d'un capital total pouvant atteindre 30 000 $, lequel est assujetti à une base de prêt provenant de certains les comptes débiteurs, les stocks et les immobilisations corporelles. Au 28 mars 2020, notre solde impayé de prêts renouvelables était de 0 $. Le solde impayé des lettres de crédit au 28 mars 2020 était de 21 768 $, dont 18 856 $ ont été utilisés et inclus dans les créditeurs. dans notre bilan consolidé.

Les prêts émis au titre de la ligne de crédit portent intérêt, au gré de la Société, à un taux annuel égal à (a) LIBOR majoré d'une marge applicable de 1,75%, ou (b) à un "taux de base préférentiel alternatif" sous réserve d'une augmentation ou réduction jusqu'à 0,25% par an selon le taux de couverture des frais fixes de la Société. Au 28 mars 2020, le taux d'intérêt basé sur le LIBOR de la société était de 2,75% (avec un principal de 0 $) et le taux d'intérêt principal de la société était de 3,50% (avec un principal de $ 0). Des frais d'engagement, basés sur la disponibilité inutilisée de la ligne de crédit et portant intérêt au taux de 0,25% par an, sont payés mensuellement. Aux termes de la convention de crédit avec JPMorgan Chase Bank (la «convention de crédit»), les rentrées de fonds sont déposées dans un coffre-fort, ce qui est à la discrétion de la Société à moins que la «période de détention de trésorerie» est en vigueur, au cours de laquelle les rentrées de fonds seront utilisées pour réduire les montants dus en vertu de la convention de crédit. La période de retenue en espèces est déclenchée en cas de défaut ou si la disponibilité excédentaire est inférieure à 3 600 $ pendant trois jours ouvrables consécutifs et se poursuivra jusqu'à ce que, pour les 45 jours consécutifs précédents, il n'y ait aucun cas de défaut et de dépassement. la disponibilité a été supérieure à 3 600 $ en tout temps (ledit déclencheur étant sujet à des ajustements en fonction de l'engagement rotatif de la société). De plus, dans l'éventualité où la «disponibilité excédentaire», telle que définie dans la convention de crédit, est inférieure à 3 000 $, la Société doit maintenir un ratio de couverture des frais fixes minimum de 1,0 à 1,0 (avec l'objet déclenchant ajustements en fonction de l'engagement renouvelable de la Société). La disponibilité excédentaire de la Société était de 4 676 $ au 28 mars 2020. À la date des présentes, la période de domination de trésorerie n'était pas en vigueur; par conséquent, aucun paiement de principal n'est dû. La convention de crédit nous oblige à obtenir le consentement écrit préalable de JPMorgan Chase Bank lorsque nous décidons de verser des dividendes ou d'effectuer des distributions concernant nos actions ordinaires. La ligne de crédit expire le 16 décembre 2022.

Note 3 – Capitaux propres et rémunération en actions

Options et unités d'actions restreintes

Au cours des treize semaines se terminant le 28 mars 2020, la société a exercé les options d'achat d'actions ordinaires suivantes:

·

Options accordées pour acheter 1 973 actions ordinaires.

·

Exercice de 523 options d'achat d'actions ordinaires.

·

Perte de 15 options d'achat d'actions ordinaires.

·

Expiration de 700 options d'achat d'actions ordinaires.

Le tableau suivant résume l'activité des unités d'actions restreintes de la Société pour les treize semaines terminées le 28 mars 2020 et les détails concernant les attributions en cours et exerçables au 28 mars 2020 (en milliers):

Moyenne pondérée

Pondéré

Restant

Moyenne

Contractuel

Agrégat

Actions

Prix ​​de l'exercice

Durée (en années)

Valeur intrinsèque

Acquis et devraient être acquis au 28 décembre 2019

1 654

$

Décerné

3 411

$

Acquis

(1 845)

$

Confisqué

(5)

$

Prix ​​exceptionnels, 28 mars 2020

3,215

$

1,49

$

5 819

Acquis et devraient être acquis au 28 mars 2020

3,215

$

1,49

$

5 819

Au cours des treize semaines terminées le 28 mars 2020, 27 UAR acquises étaient fondées sur le temps et 1 762 étaient fondées sur le rendement. En outre, 56 actions ont été remises à un employé sortant et 3 actions ont été émises en paiement partiel des jetons de présence élus par un membre actuel du Conseil. Pour les UANR attribuées, le nombre d'actions émises à la date d'acquisition est net des retenues obligatoires minimales que nous payons en espèces aux autorités fiscales compétentes au nom de nos employés. Pour les employés qui choisissent de ne pas recevoir d'actions net des retenues obligatoires minimales, les impôts appropriés sont payés directement par l'employé. Au cours des treize semaines terminées le 28 mars 2020, nous avons retenu 36 actions pour satisfaire 84 $ aux obligations fiscales des employés. Bien que les actions retenues ne soient pas émises, elles sont traitées comme un rachat d'actions ordinaires dans nos états financiers consolidés, car elles réduisent le nombre d'actions qui auraient été émises lors de l'acquisition.

Pour les treize semaines terminées le 28 mars 2020, nous avons enregistré des coûts de rémunération liés aux options d'achat d'actions et aux UANR de $2,819. Pour les treize semaines terminées le 30 mars 2019, nous avons enregistré des coûts de rémunération liés aux options d'achat d'actions et aux UAR de 554 $. Au 28 mars 2020, des charges de rémunération non reconnues liées aux options d'achat d'actions et aux UAR de 9 871 $ seront passées en charges jusqu'en mars 2024.

Note 4 – Perte nette par action

Le tableau suivant présente le calcul de la perte nette de base et diluée par action (en milliers, sauf les données par action):

Treize semaines terminées

28 mars 2020

30 mars 2019

Perte nette par action:

Numérateur:

Perte nette

(978)

(3 581)

Dividendes sur les actions privilégiées convertibles de série A

38

40

Perte nette attribuable aux actions ordinaires

$

(1 016)

$

(3 621)

Dénominateur:

Actions ordinaires moyennes pondérées en circulation (de base et diluées)

36 871

35,365

Perte nette de base et diluée par action

$

(0,03)

$

(0,10)

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

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

Performance stock units

4,588

13

Restricted stock units

211

329

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock

2,711

2,771

Options to purchase common stock

3,349

6,311

Total

10,859

9,424

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 weeks ended March 28, 2020 the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was (3.8)%. The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, 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 benefit of the current period pre-tax loss.

For the thirteen weeks ended March 30, 2019, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was 7.3%. The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended March 30, 2019 differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes 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.

Les 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 thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020, there was no material change from fiscal year ended 2019 in the amount of the Company's deferred tax assets that are 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. The CARES Act allows NOLs incurred in 2018, 2019, and 2020 to be carried back to each of the five preceding taxable years to generate a refund of previously paid income taxes. The Company is currently evaluating

the impact of the CARES Act, but at present does not expect that the NOL carryback provision of the CARES Act would result in a cash benefit due to the existence of previously incurred losses.

Note 6 – Commitments and Contingencies

Leases

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company entered into a new lease agreement for office space for its Philippines subsidiary. 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 as of March 28, 2020.

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 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

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

Private Label

Colisión

72

%

57

%

Engine

19

%

19

%

Par intérim

1

%

1

%

Branded

Colisión

1

%

1

%

Engine

4 4

%

12

%

Par intérim

3

%

10

%

Total

100

%

100

%

Note 8 – Subsequent Event

On April 10, 2020, the Company received loan proceeds of $4,107 pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the CARES Act. The loan, which was in the form of a promissory note, dated April 8, 2020, between the Company and JPMorgan as the lender, matures on April 8, 2022 and bears interest at a fixed rate of 0.98% per annum, payable monthly commencing in six months. Under the terms of the PPP, the principal may be forgiven if the loan proceeds are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act, such as payroll costs, benefits, rent, and utilities.  The Company subsequently returned the $4,107 loan proceeds so that other businesses can continue to support their employees.

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.

Vue d'ensemble

We are a leading online provider of aftermarket auto parts, including collision parts, engine parts, and performance parts and accessories. Our user-friendly websites provide 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. We principally sell our products to individual consumers through our network of websites and online marketplaces. Our flagship consumer websites are located at www.carparts.com y www.jcwhitney.com,  and our corporate website is located at www.usautoparts.com. 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:

une)
Number of SKUs required to serve the market. Les 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 800,000 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. Les 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

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 as the first quarter progressed in March. Since the onset of the pandemic, our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees as most have been working from home, in addition to ensuring our customers continue receiving our high-quality, personalized service. Our distribution centers, deemed an essential service, remain operational while our employees onsite 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 our first quarter sales were only impacted in mid to late March during the initial stages of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. 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.

Executive Summary

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s operations generated net sales of $87,818, compared with $74,739 for the first quarter of 2019, representing an increase of 17.5%. Our operations incurred a net loss of $978 for the first quarter of 2020 compared to a  net loss of $3,581 for the first quarter of 2019. Our operations generated a net 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 $4,303 in the first quarter of 2020 compared to negative $98 in the first 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 loss.

Net sales increased in first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019 primarily due to an increase in our online sales offset by a decrease in our offline sales. Our online sales, which include our e-commerce, online marketplace sales channels and online advertising, contributed 92.9% of total net sales and our offline sales, which consist of our Kool-Vue® and wholesale operations, contributed 7.1% of total net sales. Our online sales increased by $13,857, or 20.5%, to $81,596 compared to the same period last year due to an increase in e-commerce sales primarily driven by our growth in private label sales.  Our offline sales decreased by $778, or 11.1%, to $6,222 compared to the same period last year primarily due to a decrease in sales from our wholesale operations. Gross profit increased by 47.9% to $29,779. The increase in gross profit is due to strong growth in private label sales, as well as an improved inventory mix.

Total expenses, which primarily consisted of cost of sales and operating expense,  increased in the first 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 — “Résultats d'exploitation” below.

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 740,000 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 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 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 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 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 loss from operations to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented (in thousands):

Thirteen Weeks Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

Net loss

PS

(978)

PS

(3,581)

Depreciation & amortization

1,898

1,529

Amortization of intangible assets

25

25

Interest expense, net

659

407

Taxes

36

(280)

EBITDA

PS

1,640

PS

(1,900)

Stock compensation expense

PS

2,663

PS

550

Employee transition costs(1)

986

Customs costs(2)

266

Adjusted EBITDA

PS

4,303

PS

(98)

(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.

Résultats d'exploitation

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

Thirteen Weeks Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

Net sales

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales

66.1

73.1

Gross profit

33.9

26.9

Operating expense

34.3

31.5

Loss from operations

(0.5)

(4.6)

Other income (expense):

Other income, net

0.1

Interest expense

(0.8)

(0.6)

Total other expense, net

(0.7)

(0.6)

Loss before income taxes

(1.1)

(5.2)

Income tax provision (benefit)

0,0

(0.4)

Net loss

(1.1)

%

(4.8)

%

Thirteen Weeks Ended March 28, 2020 Compared to the Thirteen Weeks Ended March 30, 2019

Net Sales and Gross Margin

Thirteen Weeks Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

(in thousands)

Net sales

PS

87,818

PS

74,739

Cost of sales

58,039

54,610

Gross profit

PS

29,779

PS

20,129

Gross margin

33.9

%

26.9

%

Net sales increased $13,079,  or 17.5%,  for the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. Our net sales consisted of online sales, representing 92.9% of the total for the first quarter of 2020 (compared to 90.6% in the first quarter of 2019), and offline sales, representing 7.1% of the total for the first quarter of 2020 (compared to 9.4% in the first quarter of 2019). The net sales increase was due to an increase in online sales of $13,857, or 20.5%, offset by a

decrease in offline sales of $778, or 11.1%. Our online sales channels increase was driven by an increase in e-commerce sales primarily driven by our growth in private label sales. The offline sales channel decreased primarily due to decreased sales to our wholesale customers.

Gross profit increased $9,650 or 47.9%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. Gross margin increased 700 basis points to 33.9% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 26.9%  in the first quarter of 2019. The increase in gross margin was due to strong growth in private label sales, as well as an improved inventory mix.

Operating Expense

Thirteen Weeks Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

(in thousands)

Operating expense

PS

30,132

PS

23,575

Percent of net sales

34.3

%

31.5

%

Operating expense increased $6,557,  or 27.8%, for the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 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

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

(in thousands)

Other expense, net

PS

(589)

PS

(415)

Percent of net sales

(0.7)

%

(0.6)

%

Total other expense, net, increased $174, or 41.9%, for the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019 primarily due to an increase in interest expense attributable to a higher letters of credit balance.

Income Tax Provision (Benefit)

Thirteen Weeks Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

(in thousands)

Income tax provision (benefit)

PS

36

PS

(280)

Percent of net sales

0,0

%

(0.4)

%

For the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was (3.8)%.  The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, 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 benefit of the current period pre-tax loss.

For the thirteen weeks ended March 30, 2019, the effective tax rate for the Company’s operations was 7.3%. The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended March 30, 2019 differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes 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.

Les 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 thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020, there was no material change from fiscal year ended 2019 in the amount of the Company's deferred tax assets that are more likely than not to be realized in future years.

On March 27, 2020, the 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. The CARES Act allows NOLs incurred in 2018, 2019, and 2020 to be carried back to each of the five preceding taxable years to generate a refund of previously paid income taxes. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the CARES Act, but at present does not expect that the NOL carryback provision of the CARES Act would result in a cash benefit due to the existence of previously incurred losses.

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 thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 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 $14,148 as of March 28, 2020, representing a $11,875 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).

As of March 28, 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 March 28, 2020 and December 28, 2019, our working capital was $4,036 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 thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019 (in thousands):

Thirteen Weeks Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

PS

14,299

PS

4,875

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,050)

(1,587)

Net cash used in financing activities

(368)

(477)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(6)

(7)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

PS

11,875

PS

2,804

Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities for the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019 was $14,299 and $4,875, 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, as well as a lower net loss adjusted for non-cash charges.

Investing Activities

For the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019, net cash used in investing activities was the result of additions to property and equipment ($2,050 and $1,587, respectively), which are mainly related to capitalized website and software development costs.

Financing Activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $368 and $477, respectively, for the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019. The increase was primarily due to payments of our notes payable associated with the development of the Las Vegas, Nevada distribution center.

Debt and Available Borrowing Resources

Total debt was $9,219 as of March 28, 2020 compared to $11,056 as of December 28, 2019 and primarily consists of right-of-use obligations – finance.  During the first quarter of 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 March 28, 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 March 28, 2020,  our outstanding revolving loan balance was $0. The outstanding letters of credit balance as of March 28, 2020 was $21,768, of which $18,856 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.

Loans drawn under the Credit Facility bear interest at a per annum rate equal to either (a) LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 1.75%, 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 March 28, 2020, the Company’s LIBOR based interest rate was 2.75% (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 $4,676  as of March 28, 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.

Inflación

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.

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 March 28, 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):

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Website and Software Development Costs;

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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, 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.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The information set forth under the caption “Legal Matters” dans “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. We have marked with an asterisk (*) those risk factors that reflect substantive changes from the risk factors included in the Annual Report on Form 10‑K that we filed with the SEC on March 10, 2020. 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:

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concerns about buying auto parts without face-to-face interaction with sales personnel;

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the inability to physically handle, examine and compare products;

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delivery time associated with Internet orders;

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concerns about the security of online transactions and the privacy of personal information;

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delayed shipments or shipments of incorrect or damaged products;

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increased shipping costs; y

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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 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. For example, during the first quarter of 2020 our online marketplaces sales was 36.4% of total sales, compared to 39.7%  in the same period of 2019. 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 36.4% of total sales in the first quarter 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.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we incurred a net loss of $978, compared to a  net loss of $3,581 for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. 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.

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:

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incur additional debt;

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make certain investments and acquisitions;

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enter into certain types of transactions with affiliates;

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use assets as security in other transactions;

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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;

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sell certain assets or merge with or into other companies;

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guarantee the debts of others;

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enter into new lines of business;

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pay or amend our subordinated debt; y

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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. 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 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 March 28, 2020, we may have outstanding revolver debt in the future. Any outstanding indebtedness would have important consequences, including the following:

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we would have to dedicate a portion of our cash flow to making payments on our indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of our cash flow to fund working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions or other general corporate purposes;

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certain levels of indebtedness may make us less attractive to potential acquirers or acquisition targets;

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certain levels of indebtedness may limit our flexibility to adjust to changing business and market conditions, and make us more vulnerable to downturns in general economic conditions as compared to competitors that may be less leveraged; y

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as described in more detail above, the documents providing for our indebtedness contain restrictive covenants that may limit our financing and operational flexibility.

Furthermore, our ability to satisfy our debt service obligations depends, among other things, upon fluctuations in interest rates, our future operating performance and ability to refinance indebtedness when and if necessary. These factors depend partly on economic, financial, competitive and other factors beyond our control. We may not be able to generate sufficient cash from operations to meet our debt service obligations as well as fund necessary capital expenditures and general operating expenses. In addition, if we need to refinance our debt, or obtain additional debt financing or sell assets or equity to satisfy our debt service obligations, we may not be able to do so on commercially reasonable terms, if at all. If this were to occur, we may need to defer, reduce or eliminate significant planned expenditures, restructure or significantly curtail our operations, file for bankruptcy or cease operations. The Company’s outstanding letters of credit balance as of March 28, 2020 was $21,768.

We face exposure to product liability lawsuits.

The automotive industry in general has been subject to a large number of product liability claims due to the nature of personal injuries that result from car accidents or malfunctions. As a distributor of auto parts, including parts obtained overseas, we could be held liable for the injury or damage caused if the products we sell are defective or malfunction regardless of whether the product manufacturer is the party at fault. While we carry insurance against product liability claims, if the damages in any given action were high or we were subject to multiple lawsuits, the damages and costs could exceed the limits of our insurance coverage or prevent us from obtaining coverage in the future. If we were required to pay substantial damages as a result of these lawsuits, it may seriously harm our business and financial condition. Even defending against unsuccessful claims could cause us to incur significant expenses and result in a diversion of management’s attention. In addition, even if the money damages themselves did not cause substantial harm to our business, the damage to our reputation and the brands offered on our websites could adversely affect our future reputation and our brand, and could result in a decline in our net sales and profitability.

If our assets become impaired we may be required to record a significant charge to earnings.

We review our long-lived assets for impairment annually, or when events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value may not be recoverable. Factors that may be considered are changes in circumstances indicating that the carrying value of our assets may not be recoverable include a decrease in future cash flows. We may be required to record a significant charge to earnings in our financial statements during the period in which any impairment of our assets is determined, resulting in an impact on our results of operations.

We are highly dependent upon key suppliers.

Our top ten suppliers represented approximately 59% of our total product purchases during the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020. Our ability to acquire products from our suppliers in amounts and on terms acceptable to us is dependent upon a number of factors that could affect our suppliers and which are beyond our control. For example, financial or operational difficulties that some of our suppliers may face could result in an increase in the cost of the products we purchase from them. If we do not maintain our relationships with our existing suppliers or develop

relationships with new suppliers on acceptable commercial terms, we may not be able to continue to offer a broad selection of merchandise at competitive prices and, as a result, we could lose customers and our sales could decline.

For a number of the products that we sell, we outsource the distribution and fulfillment operation and are dependent on certain drop-ship suppliers to manage inventory, process orders and distribute those products to our customers in a timely manner. For the thirteen weeks ended March 28, 2020, our product purchases from three drop-ship suppliers represented approximately 8% of our total product purchases. Because we outsource to suppliers a number of these traditional retail functions relating to those products, we have limited control over how and when orders are fulfilled. We also have limited control over the products that our suppliers purchase or keep in stock. Our suppliers may not accurately forecast the products that will be in high demand or they may allocate popular products to other resellers, resulting in the unavailability of certain products for delivery to our customers. Any inability to offer a broad array of products at competitive prices and any failure to deliver those products to our customers in a timely and accurate manner may damage our reputation and brand and could cause us to lose customers and our sales could decline.

In addition, the increasing consolidation among auto parts suppliers may disrupt or end our relationship with some suppliers, result in product shortages and/or lead to less competition and, consequently, higher prices. Furthermore, as part of our routine business, suppliers extend credit to us in connection with our purchase of their products. In the future, our suppliers may limit the amount of credit they are willing to extend to us in connection with our purchase of their products. If this were to occur, it could impair our ability to acquire the types and quantities of products that we desire from the applicable suppliers on acceptable terms, 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.

We are dependent upon relationships with suppliers in Taiwan and China for the majority of our products.

We acquire a majority of our products from manufacturers and distributors located in Taiwan and China. We do not have any long-term contracts or exclusive agreements with our foreign suppliers that would ensure our ability to acquire the types and quantities of products we desire at acceptable prices and in a timely manner or that would allow us to rely on customary indemnification protection with respect to any third-party claims similar to some of our U.S. suppliers.

In addition, because many of our suppliers are outside of the United States, additional factors could interrupt our relationships or affect our ability to acquire the necessary products on acceptable terms, including:

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political, social and economic instability and the risk of war or other international incidents in Asia or abroad;

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fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates that may increase our cost of products;

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imposition of duties, taxes, tariffs or other charges on imports;

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difficulties in complying with import and export laws, regulatory requirements and restrictions;

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natural disasters and public health emergencies, such as the recent outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus identified first in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and having turned into a global pandemic that has impacted a number of countries from which we purchase product;

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import shipping delays resulting from foreign or domestic labor shortages, slow-downs, or stoppage; y

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the failure of local laws to provide a sufficient degree of protection against infringement of our intellectual property;

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imposition of new legislation relating to import quotas or other restrictions that may limit the quantity of our product that may be imported into the U.S. from countries or regions where we do business;

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financial or political instability in any of the countries in which our product is manufactured;

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potential recalls or cancellations of orders for any product that does not meet our quality standards;

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disruption of imports by labor disputes or strikes and local business practices;

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political or military conflict involving the U.S. or any country in which our suppliers are located, which could cause a delay in the transportation of our products, an increase in transportation costs and additional risk to product being damaged and delivered on time;

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heightened terrorism security concerns, which could subject imported goods to additional, more frequent or more thorough inspections, leading to delays in deliveries or impoundment of goods for extended periods;

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inability of our non-U.S. suppliers to obtain adequate credit or access liquidity to finance their operations; y

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our ability to enforce any agreements with our foreign suppliers.

For example, during the first quarter of 2018, the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) imposed an enhanced bonding requirement on the company at a level equivalent to three times the commercial invoice value of each shipment.  While the Company has been granted relief removing the bonding requirement, CBP may impose other requirements on the Company which would make it more difficult or more expensive for the Company to import products.  If we were unable to import products from China and Taiwan or were unable to import products from China and Taiwan in a cost-effective manner, we could suffer irreparable harm to our business and be required to significantly curtail our operations, file for bankruptcy or cease operations.

From time to time, we may also have to resort to administrative and court proceedings to enforce our legal rights with foreign suppliers. However, it may be more difficult to evaluate the level of legal protection we enjoy in Taiwan and China and the corresponding outcome of any administrative or court proceedings than in comparison to our suppliers in the United States.

Our financial condition and results of operations for fiscal 2020 may be adversely affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. To date, this pandemic has affected nearly all regions around the world. In the United States, businesses as well as federal, state and local governments implemented significant actions to mitigate this public health crisis. Our operations could be disrupted as a result of these actions. While we cannot predict the duration or scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may negatively impact our business and such impact could be material to our financial results, condition and outlook. The COVID-19 pandemic may also have the effect of worsening other areas such as, but not limited to, those related to:

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reduction or volatility in demand for our products, which may be caused by, among other things: reduced online traffic and changes in consumer spending behaviors (e.g. consumer confidence in general macroeconomic conditions and a decrease in consumer spending);

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disruption to our operations or the operations of our suppliers, through the effects of business and facilities closures, social, economic, political or labor instability in affected areas, transportation delays, travel restrictions and changes in operating procedures, including for additional cleaning and safety protocols;

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impacts to our business partners' ability to operate or manage increases in their operating costs and other supply chain effects that may have an adverse effect on our ability to meet consumer demand and achieve cost targets;

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increased volatility or significant disruption of global financial markets due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, which could have a negative impact on our ability to access capital markets and other funding sources, on acceptable terms or at all and impede our ability to comply with debt covenants; y

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The further spread of COVID-19, and the requirements to take action to mitigate the spread of the pandemic, will impact our ability to carry out our business as usual and may materially adversely impact global economic conditions, our business, results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.

We depend on third-party delivery services to deliver our products to our customers on a timely and consistent basis, and any deterioration in our relationship with any one of these third parties or increases in the fees that they charge could harm our reputation and adversely affect our business and financial condition.

We rely on third parties for the shipment of our products and we cannot be sure that these relationships will continue on terms favorable to us, or at all. Shipping costs have increased from time to time, and may continue to increase, and we may not be able to pass these costs directly to our customers. Any increased shipping costs could harm our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations by increasing our costs of doing business and reducing gross margins which could negatively affect our operating results. In addition, we utilize a variety of shipping methods for both inbound and outbound logistics. For inbound logistics, we rely on trucking and ocean carriers and any increases in fees that they charge could adversely affect our business and financial condition. For outbound logistics, we rely on ‘‘Less-than-Truckload’’ (‘‘LTL’’) and parcel freight based upon the product and quantities being shipped and customer delivery requirements. These outbound freight costs have increased on a year-over-year basis and may continue to increase in the future. We also ship a number of oversized auto parts which may trigger additional shipping costs by third-party delivery services. Any increases in fees or any increased use of LTL would increase our shipping costs which could negatively affect our operating results.

In addition, if our relationships with these third parties are terminated or impaired, or if these third parties are unable to deliver products for us, whether due to labor shortage, slow down or stoppage, deteriorating financial or business condition, responses to terrorist attacks or for any other reason, we would be required to use alternative carriers for the shipment of products to our customers. Changing carriers could have a negative effect on our business and operating results due to reduced visibility of order status and package tracking and delays in order processing and product delivery, and we may be unable to engage alternative carriers on a timely basis, upon terms favorable to us, or at all.

If commodity prices such as fuel, plastic and steel increase, our margins may be negatively impacted.

Our third-party delivery services have increased fuel surcharges from time to time, and such increases negatively impact our margins, as we are generally unable to pass all of these costs directly to consumers. Increasing prices in the component materials for the parts we sell may impact the availability, the quality and the price of our products, as suppliers search for alternatives to existing materials and increase the prices they charge. We cannot ensure that we can recover all the increased costs through price increases, and our suppliers may not continue to provide the consistent quality of product as they may substitute lower cost materials to maintain pricing levels, all of which may have a negative impact on our business and results of operations.

If we are unable to manage the challenges associated with our international operations, the growth of our business could be limited and our business could suffer.

We maintain international business operations in the Philippines. This international operation includes development and maintenance of our websites, our main call center, and sales and back office support services. We are subject to a number of risks and challenges that specifically relate to our international operations. Our international operations may not be successful if we are unable to meet and overcome these challenges, which could limit the growth of our business and may have an adverse effect on our business and operating results. These risks and challenges include:

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difficulties and costs of staffing and managing foreign operations, including any impairment to our relationship with employees caused by a reduction in force;

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restrictions imposed by local labor practices and laws on our business and operations;

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exposure to different business practices and legal standards;

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unexpected changes in regulatory requirements;

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the imposition of government controls and restrictions;

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political, social and economic instability and the risk of war, terrorist activities or other international incidents;

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the failure of telecommunications and connectivity infrastructure;

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natural disasters and public health emergencies;

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potentially adverse tax consequences; y

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fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and relative weakness in the U.S. dollar.

If our fulfillment operations are interrupted for any significant period of time or are not sufficient to accommodate increased demand, our sales could decline and our reputation could be harmed.

Our success depends on our ability to successfully receive and fulfill orders and to promptly deliver our products to our customers. The majority of orders for our auto collision parts products are filled from our inventory in our distribution centers, where all our inventory management, packaging, labeling and product return processes are performed. Increased demand and other considerations may require us to expand our distribution centers or transfer our fulfillment operations to larger or other facilities in the future. If we do not successfully expand our fulfillment capabilities in response to increases in demand, our sales could decline.

In addition, our distribution centers are susceptible to damage or interruption from human error, fire, flood, power loss, telecommunications failures, terrorist attacks, acts of war, break-ins, earthquakes and similar events. We do not currently maintain back-up power systems at our fulfillment centers. We do not presently have a formal disaster recovery plan and our business interruption insurance may be insufficient to compensate us for losses that may occur in the event operations at our fulfillment center are interrupted. In addition, alternative arrangements may not be available, or if they are available, may increase the cost of fulfillment. Any interruptions in our fulfillment operations for any significant period of time, including interruptions resulting from the expansion of our existing facilities or the transfer of operations to a new facility, could damage our reputation and brand and substantially harm our business and results of operations.

We rely on bandwidth and data center providers and other third parties to provide products to our customers, and any failure or interruption in the services provided by these third parties could disrupt our business and cause us to lose customers.

We rely on third-party vendors, including data center and bandwidth providers. Any disruption in the network access or co-location services, which are the services that house and provide Internet access to our servers, provided by these third-party providers or any failure of these third-party providers to handle current or higher volumes of use could significantly harm our business. Any financial or other difficulties our providers face may have negative effects on our business, the nature and extent of which we cannot predict. We exercise little control over these third-party vendors, which increases our vulnerability to problems with the services they provide. We also license technology and related databases from third parties to facilitate elements of our e-commerce platform. We have experienced and expect to continue to experience interruptions and delays in service and availability for these elements. Any errors, failures, interruptions or delays experienced in connection with these third-party technologies could negatively impact our relationship with our customers and adversely affect our business. Our systems also heavily depend on the availability of electricity, which also comes from third-party providers. If we were to experience a major power outage, we would have to rely on back-up generators. These back-up generators may not operate properly through a major power outage, and their fuel supply could also be inadequate during a major power outage. Information systems such as ours may be disrupted by even brief power outages, or by the fluctuations in power resulting from switches to and from backup generators. This could disrupt our business and cause us to lose customers.

Security threats to our IT infrastructure could expose us to liability, and damage our reputation and business

It is essential to our business strategy that our technology and network infrastructure remain secure and is perceived by our customers to be secure. Despite security measures, however, any network infrastructure may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Information security risks have significantly increased in recent years in part due to the proliferation of new technologies and the increased sophistication and activities of organized crime, hackers, terrorists

and other external parties, including foreign private parties and state actors. As a leading online source for automotive aftermarket parts, we may face cyber-attacks that attempt to penetrate our network security, including our data centers, to sabotage or otherwise disable our network of websites and online marketplaces, misappropriate our or our customers’ proprietary information, which may include personally identifiable information, or cause interruptions of our internal systems and services. If successful, any of these attacks could negatively affect our reputation, damage our network infrastructure and our ability to sell our products, harm our relationship with customers that are affected and expose us to financial liability.

In addition, any failure by us to comply with applicable privacy and information security laws and regulations could cause us to incur significant costs to protect any customers whose personal data was compromised and to restore customer confidence in us and to make changes to our information systems and administrative processes to address security issues and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, our customers could lose confidence in our ability to protect their personal information, which could cause them to stop shopping on our sites altogether. Such events could lead to lost sales and adversely affect our results of operations. We also could be exposed to government enforcement actions and private litigation.

Moreover, we are subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS"), issued by the PCI Council. PCI DSS contains compliance guidelines and standards with regard to our security surrounding the physical and electronic storage, processing and transmission of individual cardholder data. We cannot be certain that all of our information technology systems are able to prevent, contain or detect any cyber-attacks, cyber terrorism, or security breaches from known malware or malware that may be developed in the future. To the extent that any disruption results in the loss, damage or misappropriation of information, we may be materially adversely affected by claims from customers, financial institutions, regulatory authorities, payment card associations and others. In addition, the cost of complying with stricter privacy and information security laws and standards could be significant to us. For example, we were recently required to transition from PCI Data Security Standard 2.0 to PCI Data Security Standard 3.2. We are in the process of conforming to the new standards which we expect to be completed in 2020. There is no guarantee that we will be able to conform to these new standards, and if we fail to meet these standards, we could become subject to fines and other penalties and experience a significant increase in payment card transaction costs. In addition, such failure could damage our reputation, inhibit sales, and adversely affect our business.

Failure to comply with privacy laws and regulations and failure to adequately protect customer data could harm our business, damage our reputation and result in a loss of customers.

Federal and state and regulations may govern the collection, use, sharing and security of data that we receive from our customers. In addition, we have and post on our websites our own privacy policies and practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of customer data. Any failure, or perceived failure, by us to comply with our posted privacy policies or with any data-related consent orders, U.S. Federal Trade Commission requirements or other federal, state or international privacy-related laws and regulations could result in proceedings or actions against us by governmental entities or others, which could potentially harm our business. Further, failure or perceived failure to comply with our policies or applicable requirements related to the collection, use or security of personal information or other privacy-related matters could damage our reputation and result in a loss of customers.

The regulatory framework is constantly evolving, and privacy concerns could adversely affect our operating results.

The regulatory framework for privacy issues is currently evolving and is likely to remain uncertain for the foreseeable future. The occurrence of unanticipated events often rapidly drives the adoption of legislation or regulation affecting the use of data and the way we conduct our business; in fact, there are active discussions among U.S. legislators around adoption of a new U.S. federal privacy law. Restrictions could be placed upon the collection, management, aggregation and use of information, which could result in a material increase in the cost of collecting and maintaining certain kinds of data. In June of 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”), which took effect on January 1, 2020. The CCPA gives consumers the right to request disclosure of information collected about them, and whether that information has been sold or shared with others, the right to request deletion of personal information (subject to certain exceptions), the right to opt out of the sale of the consumer’s personal information, and the right not to be discriminated against for exercising these rights. We are required to comply with the CCPA. The CCPA provides for civil penalties for violations, as well as a private right of action for data breaches that is expected to increase data breach litigation. The CCPA may increase our compliance costs and potential

liability. Some observers have noted that the CCPA could mark the beginning of a trend toward more stringent privacy legislation in the U.S., which could increase our potential liability and adversely affect our business.

We face intense competition and operate in an industry with limited barriers to entry, and some of our competitors may have greater resources than us and may be better positioned to capitalize on the growing e-commerce auto parts market.

The auto parts industry is competitive and highly fragmented, with products distributed through multi-tiered and overlapping channels. We compete with both online and offline retailers who offer original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) and aftermarket auto parts to either the DIY or do-it-for-me customer segments. Current or potential competitors include the following:

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national auto parts retailers such as Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Napa Auto Parts, CarQuest, O’Reilly Automotive and Pep Boys;

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large online marketplaces such as Amazon.com and eBay;

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other online retailers of automotive products websites;

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local independent retailers or niche auto parts online retailers;

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wholesale aftermarket auto parts distributors such as LKQ Corporation; y

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manufacturers, brand suppliers and other distributors selling online directly to customers.

Barriers to entry are low, and current and new competitors can launch websites at a relatively low cost. Many of our current and potential competitors have longer operating histories, larger customer bases, greater brand recognition and significantly greater financial, marketing, technical, management and other resources than we do. For example, in the event that online marketplace companies such as Amazon or eBay, who have larger customer bases, greater brand recognition and significantly greater resources than we do, focus more of their resources on competing in the aftermarket auto parts market, it could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations. In addition, some of our competitors have used and may continue to use aggressive pricing tactics and devote substantially more financial resources to website and system development than we do. We expect that competition will further intensify in the future as Internet use and online commerce continue to grow worldwide. Increased competition may result in reduced sales, lower operating margins, reduced profitability, loss of market share and diminished brand recognition.

Additionally, we have experienced significant competitive pressure from certain of our suppliers who are now selling their products directly to customers. Since our suppliers have access to merchandise at very low costs, they can sell products at lower prices and maintain higher gross margins on their product sales than we can. Our financial results have been negatively impacted by direct sales from our suppliers to our current and potential customers, and our total number of orders and average order value may decline due to increased competition. Continued competition from our suppliers may also continue to negatively impact our business and results of operations, including through reduced sales, lower operating margins, reduced profitability, loss of market share and diminished brand recognition. We have implemented and will continue to implement several strategies to attempt to overcome the challenges created by our suppliers selling directly to our customers and potential customers, including optimizing our pricing, continuing to increase our mix of private label products and improving our websites, which may not be successful. If these strategies are not successful, our operating results and financial conditions could be materially and adversely affected.

If we fail to offer a broad selection of products at competitive prices or fail to maintain sufficient inventory to meet customer demands, our revenue could decline.

In order to expand our business, we must successfully offer, on a continuous basis, a broad selection of auto parts that meet the needs of our customers, including by being the first to market with new SKUs. Our auto parts are used by consumers for a variety of purposes, including repair, performance, improved aesthetics and functionality. In addition, to be successful, our product offerings must be broad and deep in scope, competitively priced, well-made, innovative and attractive to a wide range of consumers. We cannot predict with certainty that we will be successful in offering products that meet all of these requirements. Moreover, even if we offer a broad selection of products at competitive prices, we must maintain sufficient in-stock inventory to meet consumer demand. If our product offerings fail to satisfy our

customers’ requirements or respond to changes in customer preferences or we otherwise fail to maintain sufficient in-stock inventory, our revenue could decline.

Challenges by OEMs to the validity of the aftermarket auto parts industry and claims of intellectual property infringement could adversely affect our business and the viability of the aftermarket auto parts industry.

OEMs have attempted to use claims of intellectual property infringement against manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket products to restrict or eliminate the sale of aftermarket products that are the subject of the claims. The OEMs have brought such claims in federal court and with the United States International Trade Commission. We have received in the past, and we anticipate we may in the future receive, communications alleging that certain products we sell infringe the patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade names or other intellectual property rights of OEMs or other third parties. For instance, after approximately three and a half years of litigation and related costs and expenses, on April 16, 2009, we entered into a settlement agreement with Ford Motor Company and Ford Global Technologies, LLC that ended the two legal actions that were initiated by Ford against us related to claims of patent infringement. The United States Patent and Trademark Office records indicate that OEMs are seeking and obtaining more design patents and trademarks then they have in the past.

In 2018, for example, the CBP alleged that certain repair grilles imported by the Company were counterfeit and infringed on trademarks registered by OEMs. The Company subsequently settled with CBP, however, to the extent that the OEMs are successful in obtaining and enforcing other intellectual property rights, we could be restricted or prohibited from selling certain aftermarket products which could have an adverse effect on our business. Infringement claims could also result in increased costs of doing business arising from new importing requirements, increased port and carrier fees and legal expenses, adverse judgments or settlements or changes to our business practices required to settle such claims or satisfy any judgments. For example, during the first quarter of 2019, we incurred approximately $266 of port and carrier fees and legal expenses attributable to CBP’s wrongful seizures and the Company’s litigation with CBP.  Litigation or regulatory enforcement could also result in interpretations of the law that require us to change our business practices or otherwise increase our costs and harm our business. We may not maintain sufficient, or any, insurance coverage to cover the types of claims that could be asserted. If a successful claim were brought against us, it could expose us to significant liability.

If we are unable to protect our intellectual property rights, our reputation and brand could be impaired and we could lose customers.

We regard our trademarks, trade secrets and similar intellectual property such as our proprietary back-end order processing and fulfillment code and process as important to our success. We rely on trademark and copyright law, and trade secret protection, and confidentiality and/or license agreements with employees, customers, partners and others to protect our proprietary rights. We cannot be certain that we have taken adequate steps to protect our proprietary rights, especially in countries where the laws may not protect our rights as fully as in the United States. In addition, our proprietary rights may be infringed or misappropriated, and we could be required to incur significant expenses to preserve them. In the past we have filed litigation to protect our intellectual property rights. The outcome of such litigation can be uncertain, and the cost of prosecuting such litigation may have an adverse impact on our earnings. We have common law trademarks, as well as pending federal trademark registrations for several marks and several registered marks. However, any registrations may not adequately cover our intellectual property or protect us against infringement by others. Effective trademark, service mark, copyright, patent and trade secret protection may not be available in every country in which our products and services may be made available online. We also currently own or control a number of Internet domain names, including www.carparts.com, www.jcwhitney.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com and www.usautoparts.com, and have invested time and money in the purchase of domain names and other intellectual property, which may be impaired if we cannot protect such intellectual property. We may be unable to protect these domain names or acquire or maintain relevant domain names in the United States and in other countries. If we are not able to protect our trademarks, domain names or other intellectual property, we may experience difficulties in achieving and maintaining brand recognition and customer loyalty.

We rely on key personnel and may need additional personnel for the success and growth of our business.

Our business is largely dependent on the personal efforts and abilities of highly skilled executive, technical, managerial, merchandising, marketing, and call center personnel. Competition for such personnel is intense, and we

cannot assure that we will be successful in attracting and retaining such personnel. The loss of any key employee or our inability to attract or retain other qualified employees could harm our business and results of operations.

As a result of our international operations, we have foreign exchange risk.

Our purchases of auto parts from our Asian suppliers are denominated in U.S. dollars; however, a change in the foreign currency exchange rates could impact our product costs over time. Our financial reporting currency is the U.S. dollar and changes in exchange rates significantly affect our reported results and consolidated trends. For example, if the U.S. dollar weakens year-over-year relative to currencies in our international locations, our consolidated gross profit and operating expenses would be higher than if currencies had remained constant.  Similarly, our operating expenses in the Philippines are generally paid in Philippine Pesos, and as the exchange rate fluctuates, it could adversely impact our operating results.

If our product catalog database is stolen, misappropriated or damaged, or if a competitor is able to create a substantially similar catalog without infringing our rights, then we may lose an important competitive advantage.

We have invested significant resources and time to build and maintain our product catalog, which is maintained in the form of an electronic database, which maps SKUs to relevant product applications based on vehicle makes, models and years. We believe that our product catalog provides us with an important competitive advantage in both driving traffic to our websites and converting that traffic to revenue by enabling customers to quickly locate the products they require. We cannot assure you that we will be able to protect our product catalog from unauthorized copying or theft or that our product catalog will continue to operate adequately, without any technological challenges. In addition, it is possible that a competitor could develop a catalog or database that is similar to or more comprehensive than ours, without infringing our rights. In the event our product catalog is damaged or is stolen, copied or otherwise replicated to compete with us, whether lawfully or not, we may lose an important competitive advantage and our business could be harmed.

Our e-commerce system is dependent on open-source software, which exposes us to uncertainty and potential liability.

We utilize open-source software such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Fedora and Perl throughout our web properties and supporting infrastructure although we have created proprietary programs. Open-source software is maintained and upgraded by a general community of software developers under various open-source licenses, including the GNU General Public License (“GPL”). These developers are under no obligation to maintain, enhance or provide any fixes or updates to this software in the future. Additionally, under the terms of the GPL and other open-source licenses, we may be forced to release to the public source-code internally developed by us pursuant to such licenses. Furthermore, if any of these developers contribute any code of others to any of the software that we use, we may be exposed to claims and liability for intellectual property infringement and may also be forced to implement changes to the code-base for this software or replace this software with internally developed or commercially licensed software.

System failures, including failures due to natural disasters or other catastrophic events, could prevent access to our websites, which could reduce our net sales and harm our reputation.

Our sales would decline and we could lose existing or potential customers if they are not able to access our websites or if our websites, transactions processing systems or network infrastructure do not perform to our customers’ satisfaction. Any Internet network interruptions or problems with our websites could:

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prevent customers from accessing our websites;

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reduce our ability to fulfill orders or bill customers;

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reduce the number of products that we sell;

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cause customer dissatisfaction; ou

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damage our brand and reputation.

We have experienced brief computer system interruptions in the past, and we believe they may continue to occur from time to time in the future. Our systems and operations are also vulnerable to damage or interruption from a number of sources, including a natural disaster or other catastrophic event such as an earthquake, typhoon, volcanic eruption, fire, flood, terrorist attack, computer viruses, power loss, telecommunications failure, physical and electronic break-ins and other similar events. For example, our headquarters and the majority of our infrastructure, including some of our servers, are located in Southern California, a seismically active region. We also maintain offshore and outsourced operations in the Philippines, an area that has been subjected to a typhoon and a volcanic eruption in the past. In addition, California has in the past experienced power outages as a result of limited electrical power supplies and due to recent fires in the southern part of the state. Such outages, natural disasters and similar events may recur in the future and could disrupt the operation of our business. Our technology infrastructure is also vulnerable to computer viruses, physical or electronic break-ins and similar disruptions. Although the critical portions of our systems are redundant and backup copies are maintained offsite, not all of our systems and data are fully redundant. We do not presently have a formal disaster recovery plan in effect and may not have sufficient insurance for losses that may occur from natural disasters or catastrophic events. Any substantial disruption of our technology infrastructure could cause interruptions or delays in our business and loss of data or render us unable to accept and fulfill customer orders or operate our websites in a timely manner, or at all.

Because we are involved in litigation from time to time and are subject to numerous laws and governmental regulations, we could incur substantial judgments, fines, legal fees and other costs as well as reputational harm.

We are sometimes the subject of complaints or litigation from customers, employees or other third parties for various reasons. The damages sought against us in some of these litigation proceedings could be substantial. Although we maintain liability insurance for some litigation claims, if one or more of the claims were to greatly exceed our insurance coverage limits or if our insurance policies do not cover a claim, this could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. For more information on our ongoing litigation, see the information set forth under the caption “Legal Matters” in “Note 6 Commitments and Contingencies” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Part I, Item 1 of this report.

We are in the process of implementing a new enterprise resource planning system, and problems with the design or implementation of this system could interfere with our business and operations.

We are engaged in a multi-year implementation of a new global enterprise resource planning system (ERP). The ERP is designed to accurately maintain the company's books and records and provide information to the company's management team important to the operation of the business. The company's ERP has required, and will continue to require, the investment of significant human and financial resources. We may not be able to successfully implement the ERP without experiencing delays, increased costs and other difficulties. If we are unable to successfully design and implement the new ERP system as planned, our financial positions, results of operations and cash flows could be negatively impacted.

Risks Related To Our Capital Stock

Our common stock price has been and may continue to be volatile, which may result in losses to our stockholders.

The market prices of technology and e-commerce companies generally have been extremely volatile and have recently experienced sharp share price and trading volume changes. The trading price of our common stock is likely to be volatile and could fluctuate widely in response to, among other things, the risk factors described in this report and other factors beyond our control such as fluctuations in the operations or valuations of companies perceived by investors to be comparable to us, our ability to meet analysts’ expectations, our trading volume, activities of activist investors, the impact of any stock repurchase program or conditions or trends in the Internet or auto parts industries.

Since the completion of our initial public offering in February 2007 through March 28, 2020, the trading price of our common stock has been volatile, ranging from a high of $12.61 per share to a low per share of $0.88. We have also experienced significant fluctuations in the trading volume of our common stock. General economic and political conditions unrelated to our performance may also adversely affect the price of our common stock. In the past, following periods of volatility in the market price of a public company’s securities, securities class action litigation has often been initiated. Due to the inherent uncertainties of litigation, we cannot predict the ultimate outcome of any such litigation if it were initiated. The initiation of any such litigation or an unfavorable result could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

Our common stock may be delisted from The Nasdaq Global Market (“NASDAQ”) if we are unable to maintain compliance with NASDAQ’s continued listing standards.

NASDAQ imposes, among other requirements, continued listing standards including minimum bid and public float requirements. The price of our common stock must trade at or above $1.00 to comply with NASDAQ’s minimum bid requirement for continued listing on NASDAQ. If our stock trades at bid prices of less than $1.00 for a period in excess of 30 consecutive business days, NASDAQ could send a deficiency notice to us for not remaining in compliance with the minimum bid listing standards. If the closing bid price of our common stock were to fail to meet NASDAQ’s minimum closing bid price requirement, or if we otherwise fail to meet any other applicable requirements of the NASDAQ and we are unable to regain compliance, NASDAQ may make a determination to delist our common stock.

Any delisting of our common stock could adversely affect the market liquidity of our common stock and the market price of our common stock could decrease. Furthermore, if our common stock were delisted it could adversely affect our ability to obtain financing for the continuation of our operations and/or result in the loss of confidence by investors, customers, suppliers and employees.

The rights, preferences and privileges of our existing preferred stock may restrict our financial and operational flexibility and may dilute our common stockholders.

In March 2013, our Board of Directors, under the authority granted by our Certificate of Incorporation, established a series of preferred stock, our Series A Convertible Preferred, which has various rights, preferences and privileges senior to the shares of our common stock. Dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred are payable quarterly, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, at a rate of $0.058 per share per annum in cash, in shares of common stock or in any combination of cash and common stock as determined by our Board of Directors. While we may, at our election, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, pay any accrued but unpaid dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred in either cash or in common stock, we may be unable to satisfy the requisite conditions for paying dividends in common stock and, under such circumstances, we will be required to pay such accrued but unpaid dividends in cash. In such circumstances, we will be required to use cash that would otherwise be used to fund our ongoing operations to pay such accrued but unpaid dividends. To the extent we do pay dividends in common stock as we have done in certain prior periods, the ownership percentage of our common stockholders who are not holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred will be diluted. Our Series A Convertible Preferred is initially convertible for 2,620,687 shares of common stock, and to the extent that the Series A Convertible Preferred is converted, the common stock ownership percentage of our common stockholders who are not converting holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred will be diluted.

Our future operating results may fluctuate and may fail to meet market expectations.

We expect that our revenue and operating results will continue to fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to various factors, many of which are beyond our control. If our quarterly revenue or operating results fall below the expectations

of investors or securities analysts, the price of our common stock could significantly decline. The factors that could cause our operating results to continue to fluctuate include, but are not limited to:

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fluctuations in the demand for aftermarket auto parts;

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price competition on the Internet or among offline retailers for auto parts;

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our ability to attract visitors to our websites and convert those visitors into customers, including to the extent based on our ability to successfully work with different search engines to drive visitors to our websites;

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our ability to successfully sell our products through third-party online marketplaces or the effects of any price increases in those marketplaces;

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competition from companies that have longer operating histories, larger customer bases, greater brand recognition, access to merchandise at lower costs and significantly greater resources than we do, like third-party online market places and our suppliers;

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our ability to maintain and expand our supplier and distribution relationships without significant price increases or reduced service levels;

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our ability to borrow funds under our credit facility;

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the effects of seasonality on the demand for our products;

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our ability to accurately forecast demand for our products, price our products at market rates and maintain appropriate inventory levels;

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our ability to build and maintain customer loyalty;

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our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions;

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infringement actions that could impact the viability of the auto parts aftermarket or portions thereof;

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the success of our brand-building and marketing campaigns;

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our ability to accurately project our future revenues, earnings, and results of operations;

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government regulations related to use of the Internet for commerce, including the application of existing tax regulations to Internet commerce and changes in tax regulations;

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technical difficulties, system downtime or Internet brownouts;

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the amount and timing of operating costs and capital expenditures relating to expansion of our business, operations and infrastructure; y

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macroeconomic conditions that adversely impact the general and automotive retail sales environment.

If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting or comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results or prevent fraud, and our stock price could decline.

While management has concluded that our internal controls over financial reporting were effective as of March 28, 2020, we have in the past, and could in the future, have a significant deficiency or material weakness in internal control over financial reporting or fail to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. If we fail to properly maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, it could impact our ability to prevent fraud or to issue our financial statements in a timely manner that presents fairly our financial condition and results of operations. The existence of any such deficiencies or weaknesses, even if remediated, may also lead to the loss of investor confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, could harm our business and negatively impact the trading price of our common stock. Such deficiencies or material weaknesses may also subject us to lawsuits, regulatory investigations and other penalties.

Our charter documents could deter a takeover effort, which could inhibit your ability to receive an acquisition premium for your shares.

Provisions in our certificate of incorporation and bylaws could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire us, even if doing so would be beneficial to our stockholders. Such provisions include the following:

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our Board of Directors are authorized, without prior stockholder approval, to create and issue preferred stock which could be used to implement anti-takeover devices;

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advance notice is required for director nominations or for proposals that can be acted upon at stockholder meetings;

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our Board of Directors is classified such that not all members of our board are elected at one time, which may make it more difficult for a person who acquires control of a majority of our outstanding voting stock to replace all or a majority of our directors;

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stockholder action by written consent is prohibited except with regards to an action that has been approved by the Board;

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special meetings of the stockholders are permitted to be called only by the chairman of our Board of Directors, our chief executive officer or by a majority of our Board of Directors;

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stockholders are not permitted to cumulate their votes for the election of directors; y

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stockholders are permitted to amend certain provisions of our bylaws only upon receiving at least 66 2/3% of the votes entitled to be cast by holders of all outstanding shares then entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class.

We do not intend to pay dividends on our common stock.

We currently do not expect to pay any cash dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future.

General Market and Industry Risk

Economic conditions have had, and may continue to have an adverse effect on the demand for aftermarket auto parts and could adversely affect our sales and operating results.

We sell aftermarket auto parts consisting of collision and engine parts used for repair and maintenance, performance parts used to enhance performance or improve aesthetics and accessories that increase functionality or enhance a vehicle’s features. Demand for our products has been and may continue to be adversely affected by general economic conditions. In declining economies, consumers often defer regular vehicle maintenance and may forego purchases of nonessential performance and accessories products, which can result in a decrease in demand for auto parts in general. Consumers also defer purchases of new vehicles, which immediately impacts performance parts and

accessories, which are generally purchased in the first six months of a vehicle’s lifespan. In addition, during economic downturns some competitors may become more aggressive in their pricing practices, which would adversely impact our gross margin and could cause large fluctuations in our stock price. Certain suppliers may exit the industry which may impact our ability to procure parts and may adversely impact gross margin as the remaining suppliers increase prices to take advantage of limited competition.

The seasonality of our business places increased strain on our operations.

We have historically experienced higher sales of collision 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 also have experienced increased demand following the issuance of tax rebates by the government. If we do not stock or restock popular products in sufficient amounts such that we fail to meet increased customer demand, it could significantly affect our revenue and our future growth. Likewise, if we overstock products in anticipation of increased demand, we may be required to take significant inventory markdowns or write-offs and incur commitment costs, which could reduce profitability.

Vehicle miles driven, vehicle accident rates and insurance companies’ willingness to accept a variety of types of replacement parts in the repair process have fluctuated and may decrease, which could result in a decline of our revenues and negatively affect our results of operations.

We and our industry depend on the number of vehicle miles driven, vehicle accident rates and insurance companies’ willingness to accept a variety of types of replacement parts in the repair process. Decreased miles driven reduce the number of accidents and corresponding demand for crash parts, and reduce the wear and tear on vehicles with a corresponding reduction in demand for vehicle repairs and replacement or engine parts. If consumers were to drive less in the future and/or accident rates were to decline, as a result of higher gas prices, increased use of ride-shares, the advancement of driver assistance technologies, or otherwise, our sales may decline and our business and financial results may suffer.

We will be required to collect and pay more sales taxes, and could become liable for other fees and penalties, which could have an adverse effect on our business.

We have historically collected sales or other similar taxes only on the shipment of goods to customers in the states of California, Virginia, Illinois, and Ohio.  However, following the Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Company is now required to collect sales tax in any state which passes legislation requiring out of state retailers to collect sales tax even where they have no physical nexus.  We have historically enjoyed a competitive advantage to the extent our competitors are already subject to those tax obligations. By collecting sales tax in additional states, we will lose this competitive advantage as total costs to our customers will increase, which could adversely affect our sales.

Moreover, if we fail to collect and remit or pay required sales or other taxes in a jurisdiction, or qualify or register to do business in a jurisdiction that requires us to do so or if we have failed to do so in the past, we could face material liabilities for taxes, fees, interest and penalties. If various jurisdictions impose new tax obligations on our business activities, our sales and net income in those jurisdictions could decrease significantly, which could harm our business.

Changes in tax laws or regulations that are applied adversely to us or our customers may have a material adverse effect on our business, cash flow, financial condition or results of operations.

New income, sales, use or other tax laws, statutes, rules, regulations or ordinances could be enacted at any time, which could adversely affect our business operations and financial performance. Further, existing tax laws, statutes, rules, regulations or ordinances could be interpreted, changed, modified or applied adversely to us. For example, legislation enacted in 2017, informally titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) enacted many significant changes to the U.S. tax laws. Future guidance from the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities with respect to the Tax Act may affect us, and certain aspects of the Tax Act could be repealed or modified in future legislation. In addition, it is uncertain if and to what extent various states will conform to the Tax Act or any newly enacted federal tax legislation. Changes in corporate tax rates, the realization of net deferred tax assets relating to our operations, the taxation of foreign earnings, and the deductibility of expenses under the Tax Act or future reform legislation could have

a material impact on the value of our deferred tax assets, could result in significant one-time charges, and could increase our future U.S. tax expense.

Our ability to use net operating loss carryforwards too offset future income may be limited.

Under the Tax Act, federal net operating losses (“NOL”s) incurred in taxable years ending after December 31, 2017, may be carried forward indefinitely, but the deductibility of federal NOLs generated in tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, is limited. It is uncertain if and to what extent various states will conform to the Tax Act. In addition, under Sections 382 and 383 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), and corresponding provisions of state law, a corporation that undergoes an “ownership change” (generally defined as a greater than 50% change, by value, in its equity ownership over a three-year period) is subject to limitations on its ability to utilize its pre-ownership change NOL carryforwards to offset post-ownership change income. We may in the future experience ownership changes, and thus, our ability to utilize pre-ownership change NOL carryforwards to offset post-ownership change income may be limited. Such limitations may cause a portion of our NOL carryforwards to expire before we are able to utilize them.  In addition, at the state level, there may be periods during which the use of NOL carryforwards is suspended or otherwise limited, which could accelerate or permanently increase state taxes owed.

If we do not respond to technological change, our websites could become obsolete and our financial results and conditions could be adversely affected.

We maintain a network of websites which requires substantial development and maintenance efforts, and entails significant technical and business risks. To remain competitive, we must continue to enhance and improve the responsiveness, functionality and features of our websites. The Internet and the e-commerce industry are characterized by rapid technological change, the emergence of new industry standards and practices and changes in customer requirements and preferences. Therefore, we may be required to license emerging technologies, enhance our existing websites, develop new services and technology that address the increasingly sophisticated and varied needs of our current and prospective customers, and adapt to technological advances and emerging industry and regulatory standards and practices in a cost-effective and timely manner. Our ability to remain technologically competitive may require substantial expenditures and lead time and our failure to do so may harm our business and results of operations.

Existing or future government regulation could expose us to liabilities and costly changes in our business operations and could reduce customer demand for our products and services.

We are subject to federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations, including laws protecting the privacy of customer non-public information and regulations prohibiting unfair and deceptive trade practices, as well as laws and regulations governing businesses in general and the Internet and e-commerce and certain environmental laws. Additional laws and regulations may be adopted with respect to the Internet, the effect of which on e-commerce is uncertain. These laws may cover issues such as user privacy, spyware and the tracking of consumer activities, marketing e-mails and communications, other advertising and promotional practices, money transfers, pricing, content and quality of products and services, taxation, electronic contracts and other communications, intellectual property rights, and information security. Furthermore, it is not clear how existing laws such as those governing issues such as property ownership, sales and other taxes, trespass, data mining and collection, and personal privacy apply to the Internet and e-commerce. To the extent we expand into international markets, we will be faced