Asure Software Inc.
ASURE SOFTWARE INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 10/05/2011 17:28:47)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549



FORM 8-K
 

 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2011
 
ASURE SOFTWARE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
 
Delaware
0-20008
 
74-2415696
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File No.)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
110 Wild Basin Rd., Austin, Texas 78746
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
512-437-2700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(Former Name and Address)
 
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Item 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Asset Purchase Agreement

The information set forth in Item 2.01 is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

Credit Agreement

On September 29, 2011, Asure Software, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Credit Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. (“Bank”), providing for a $500,000 line of credit (the “Credit Agreement”). The outstanding principal balance under the line of credit which consists of acquisition financing will convert into a term loan with monthly payments to be based on a two year fully amortizing basis. The term loan will bear interest at a rate of 1.5% above the CB Floating Rate.  The CB Floating rate is defined as the Bank’s prime rate, as announced from time to time, provided that the CB Floating Rate may not be less than the adjusted one month LIBOR rate. The aggregate principal amount of advances outstanding at any one time under the line of credit may not exceed 80% of eligible trade accounts and accounts receivable or the maximum principal amount then available, whichever is less.

The Company’s obligations to the Bank are guaranteed by ADI Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and secured by all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries.
 
The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including but not limited to limitations with respect to debt, liens, sale of equity interests, mergers and acquisitions, sale of assets, and loans or advances to and investments in others. The Company is also required to maintain total cash and marketable securities of not less than $300,000, beginning on December 31, 2011; a debt service coverage ratio of not less than 1.2 to 1.0 for each period of four consecutive fiscal quarters; and EBITDA of not less than $100,000 for each fiscal quarter.

Events of default under the Credit Agreement include, among others, (i) the failure to pay when due the obligations owing to the Bank, (ii) the failure to perform covenants set forth in the Credit Agreement (as described above), (iii) any materially incorrect or misleading representation, warranty or certificate to the Bank, (iv) any materially incorrect or misleading representation in any financial statement or other information delivered to the Bank, (v) certain cross defaults and cross accelerations, (vi) the failure to perform under the guaranty, (vii) the occurrence of certain bankruptcy or insolvency events, (viii) judgments against the Company or its subsidiaries, and (ix) certain material adverse changes. In some cases, the events of default are subject to customary notice and grace period provisions.

On September 30, 2011, the Company borrowed $500,000 under the line of credit to fund the cash portion of the purchase price paid in the acquisition described in Item 2.01 below.

Securities Purchase Agreements
15% Subordinated Notes

On September 30, 2011, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement  (the “15% Note Purchase Agreement”) relating to the sale of $1,700,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 15% subordinated notes (“15% Notes”) in a private placement to accredited investors. The 15% Note will pay interest on each of March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, beginning on December 31, 2011, at a rate of 15% per year. The 15% Notes will mature on September 30, 2014. The 15% Notes are secured by all of the assets of the Company and are subordinated to the Company’s obligations to the Bank.
 
 
 

 

Patrick Goepel, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer purchased $500,000 of the 15% Notes.  Pinnacle Fund, LLLP purchased $300,000 of the 15% Notes.  David Sandberg, the Company’s Chairman, is the controlling member of Red Oak Partners, LLC, which owns 50% of Pinnacle Partners, LLC, which is the general partner of the Pinnacle Fund, LLLP.  Red Oak Partners, LLC is also the manager of the Pinnacle Fund, LLLP.  
 
9% Subordinated Convertible Notes

On September 30, 2011, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement  (the “9% Note Purchase Agreement”) relating to the sale of $1,500,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 9% subordinated convertible notes (“9% Notes”) in a private placement to accredited investors. The 9% Notes will pay interest on each of March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, beginning on December 31, 2011, at a rate of 9% per year. The 9% Note will mature on September 30, 2014. The 9% Note is secured by all of the assets of the Company and is subordinated to the Company’s obligations to the Bank and the 15% Notes.

Beginning 12 months from the date of issuance, the holder may convert the 9% Notes into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $5.00 per share.  The conversion price will be adjusted for certain events, such as stock dividends and stock splits. Additionally, if the Company subsequently issues common stock at a price below the then current conversion price, the conversion price will be reset to the greater of $3.27 per share (the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on September 30, 2011) or such lower price. In the event that a holder of a 9% Note elects to convert the 9% Note into equity, and the Company determines that such conversion would jeopardize the Company’s tax benefits under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, the Company may elect to prepay any or all of such 9% Notes prior to conversion, subject to certain limitations at a purchase price equal to the product of the number of shares into which the 9% Note is convertible and the volume weighted average closing price during the 20 day trading period beginning on the 10 th day before the conversion notice is received by the Company multiplied by the Premium Rate.  The Premium Rate is 1.1 if a holder notifies the Company of an intention to convert their 9% Note into equity prior to the date that is 90 days before the maturity date and 1.5 if such notification is made within 90 days of the maturity date.

The 9% Note Purchase Agreement provides that, if the Company issues common stock below $3.25 per share, each holder of the 9% Notes outstanding at that time will have the right to purchase its pro rata portion of such stock issuance.

Mr. Goepel, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, purchased $200,000 of the 9% Notes. Red Oak Fund, LP purchased $600,000 of the 9% Notes. Mr. Sandberg, the Company’s Chairman, is the controlling member of Red Oak Partner s, LLC, which manages the Red Oak Fund.

The 15% Notes and 9% Notes are referred to collectively as the “Subordinated Notes.”

Registration Rights Agreement

In connection with the 9% Note Purchase Agreement, on September 30, 2011, the Company entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with the investors purchasing the 9% Notes. Under the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company has agreed, within 9 months (or 15 months if a certain trading volume condition is met) following the closing of the purchase and sale of the 9% Notes (“Closing Date”), to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement covering the resale of the shares issuable upon conversion of the 9% Notes. The Company agreed to use its best efforts to have the registration statement declared effective by the SEC no later than 12 months (or 18 months if a certain trading volume condition is met) following the Closing Date.  If the Company fails to satisfy the filing deadline or the effectiveness deadline, the interest rate on the 9% Notes will be increased to 12% per year and the Company will pay to each holder an amount of cash equal to 0.5% of the amount paid for such holder’s 9% Note on (i) the date of the filing failure and on every 30 th day thereafter until the filing failure is cured and (ii) the date of the effectiveness failure and on every 30 th day thereafter until the effectiveness failure is cured.
 
 
 

 

The Registration Rights Agreement also provides for piggyback registration rights and includes other customary provisions relating to, among others, cutback priorities, suspension periods and indemnification.
 
Security and Intercreditor Agreement
 
Pursuant to a Security and Intercreditor Agreement dated as of September 29, 2011 (the “Intercreditor Agreement”), the Company granted a subordinated security interest in all of the assets of the Company to the investors purchasing the Subordinated Notes. The Intercreditor Agreement sets forth the respective rights and priorities of the holders of the 15% Notes and the 9% Notes.

Item 2.01.  Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

Effective as of October 1, 2011, the Company, through ADI Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Purchaser”), purchased substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of ADI Time, LLC (“Seller”) relating to its time and attendance software and management services business, pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) by and among the Company, Purchaser and Seller. The APA contains certain customary representations, warranties, indemnities and covenants of the Company, Purchaser and Seller.

The purchase price for the assets consisted of $6,000,000 in cash and a promissory note of the Purchaser (“Purchaser Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of $1,095,392. The Purchaser Note bears interest at an annual rate of 0.16%, will mature on October 1, 2014, and is guaranteed by the Company. The Purchaser may offset any indemnification payments owed by the Seller under the APA against up to $1 million under the Purchaser Note. The cash portion of the purchase price was funded with the Company’s cash on hand and proceeds from the Credit Agreement and the Subordinated Notes.

Item 2.03.  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under “Credit Agreement” and “Securities Purchase Agreements” in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

Item 3.02.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The information concerning the 9% Subordinated Convertible Notes set forth under “Securities Purchase Agreements” in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

The issuance and sale of the 9% Notes are exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to Section 4(2) thereof and Rule 506 of Regulation D thereunder.

Item 8.01.  Other Events.

On October 3, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing the acquisition.  A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
 
 
 

 

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a)  Financial statements of business acquired.

( b)  Pro forma financial information.

Any financial statements and pro forma financial information required by this Item will be filed by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K within 71 calendar days from the date that this Current Report on Form 8-K must be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(d)  Exhibits

99.1            Press Release dated October 3, 2011.

 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES

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

ASURE SOFTWARE, INC.


Dated: October 5, 2011                                                                By            /s/ Patrick Goepel                                                                                        
Patrick Goepel
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 

 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX

                                        
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1     Press Release dated October 3, 2011.
 
Exhibit 99.1
 
Asure Software Preannounces Q3 Earnings Upside, Announces Acquisition of ADI Time
 
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Expects Q3'11 Earnings Per Share of $0.03 - $0.04, above the ($0.01)-$0.02 guidance. Expects Q3 EBITDA in excess of $375,000 ($0.12/share) including $60,000 in FX currency gain; both pre one-time costs, largely related to the acquisition. Sees Q3 Operating Cash Flow at $700,000. Expects the ADI Time Acquisition to enable Asure to bring broader range of solutions to a larger marketplace
 
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Introduces Calendar 2012 Forecast of $15.5 million revenue (80% to be recurring/cloud-based), $2.8 million EBITDA ($0.90/share). Expects continued bookings growth and strong free cash generation with $400,000+ of year-over-year one-time perpetual software revenue decline as Asure drives cloud bookings higher.
 
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Anticipates increased usage of Asure's $100 million in tax loss carry-forwards through increased profitability
 
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asure Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASUR), a leading provider of workforce management software, today announced that it has acquired ADI Time®, a Warwick, Rhode Island-based leading vendor of cloud computing time and attendance software and management services. Asure acquired the assets and some of the liabilities of ADI Time via an asset purchase agreement, through Asure's newly formed subsidiary, ADI Software, LLC.
 
On Oct. 1, 2011 Asure entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire ADI Time for a $7 million purchase price, comprised of $6 million cash paid at closing and a $1 million, three-year seller's note. Cash paid at closing consisted of cash from Asure's balance sheet, $300,000 in cash acquired as part of the acquisition, and $3.7 million of new debt financing (details disclosed in Asure's 8k, to be filed shortly). In 2012, Asure estimates it will incur approximately $430,000 in acquisition related interest expense. Asure expects total one-time costs incurred to be less than $0.4 million; largely incurred in the third and fourth quarters of 2011.
 
"ADI Time's suite of on-site and software-as-a-service (SaaS) time & attendance solutions helps companies improve the supervision of their workforces, provide better visibility into labor costs, and achieve greater operational efficiencies," said Pat Goepel, Asure's Chief Executive Officer. "ADI is focused on delivering solutions to the small market and blue collar vertical markets, which complements Asure's iEmployee cloud-based time and attendance offering which is designed to meet the needs of the mid and the white collar vertical markets. This acquisition enables Asure to bring ADI Time's solutions to a much larger marketplace, and together these solutions enable us to meet growing customer demands today and well into the future. We are also excited about the opportunity to offer iEmployee's solution to the eleven (11) ADI Time resellers and partners that come with the acquisition," commented Mr. Goepel.
 
"The financial synergies from the acquisition are readily identifiable and implementation is already underway," said David Scoglio, Asure's Chief Financial Officer. "Efficiencies will come in the form of office consolidations, FTE savings through senior management consolidation, streamlining of deployment and adoption activities, and reducing duplicative research and development costs. Although we expected a one-time decline in reported financial results as we shifted to a recurring revenue-based model, the business has performed well and is beginning to throw off significant cash flow. In fact, we expect to report $0.7M in operating cash flows for the third quarter of 2011, of which approximately $0.2M is due to changes in working capital. We expect the ADI Time acquisition to increase the cash generation of the business, and anticipate realizing a substantial portion of the deal's synergies by the start of calendar 2012. We will provide an update on the acquisition and our Q4 estimates during our Q3 earnings call in mid-November."
 
Steven Rodriguez, Asure's Chief Operating Officer, added: "In addition to filling an important piece of our workforce productivity offering, we have also acquired the adiPad™ and the adiTouch™ time terminals, which we think can revolutionize the market via their ability to seamlessly interface with labor management subscription services and on-premise software to help organizations of all sizes automate time and attendance, lower costs, and reduce errors related to payroll processing."
 
 
 

 
 
About Asure Software
 
Asure Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASUR), headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers intuitive and innovative technologies that enable companies of all sizes and complexities to operate more efficiently. The company ensures a high-performing work environment by integrating its "keep it simple" solutions and expertise to more than 3,500 clients world-wide; Asure Software's suite of solutions range from time and attendance workforce management solutions to asset optimization and meeting room management. For more information, please visit www.asuresoftware.com .
 
The Asure Software, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8565
 
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
 
Statements in this press release regarding Asure's business, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
 
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
This press release includes the following financial measures defined as a non-GAAP financial measure by the Securities and Exchange Commission: EBITDA and GAAP Net Income/(Loss) excluding one-time items. These supplemental financial measures are not required by GAAP, nor are the presentation of this financial information intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management recognizes that non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the items associated with Asure's earnings results as determined in accordance with GAAP. However, for the reasons described below, management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate the performance of Asure's business. Asure's management believes that it is important to provide investors with these same tools for evaluating the performance of Asure's business, as it may provide additional insight into Asure's financial results. In addition, these measures are presented because management believes they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and others in the evaluation of companies.
 
EBITDA is calculated by adding income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization and stock compensation expense to net earnings, EBITDA is not defined under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings and other consolidated earnings data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as a measure of Asure's profitability. 
 
Net Earnings Excluding One-Time Items is calculated by combining the company's GAAP Net Earnings, or earnings per share, with items that are one time in nature and are not expected to recur on a dollar or per share basis.
 
CONTACT: Dave Scoglio 512-437-2732