Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies


Principles of Consolidation and Operations


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.


Use of Estimates


The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make extensive use of certain estimates and assumptions which affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. The significant areas of estimation include but are not limited to accounting for allowance for uncollectible accounts, sales returns, inventory valuation and obsolescence, income taxes, depreciation, contingencies, stock-based compensation. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Net Income Per Common Share


The Company calculates earnings per share in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, adjusted for potentially dilutive securities.


A reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted per share computations follows:




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Cash Equivalents


The Company considers all liquid short-term investments with original maturities of 90 days or less to be cash equivalents.


Accounts Receivable


Accounts receivable principally represents amounts collectible from our customers. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers but generally does not require collateral to support any outstanding obligation. Allowances for potential uncollectible amounts are estimated and deducted from total accounts receivable.


Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable


We provide allowances for doubtful accounts related to accounts receivable for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. We take into consideration the overall quality and aging of the receivable portfolio along with specifically identified customer risks. If actual customer payment performance were to deteriorate to an extent not expected, additional allowances may be required.


Foreign Currency Translation


Assets and liabilities of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries have been translated at current exchange rates, and related revenues and expenses have been translated at average rates of exchange in effect during the year.  Cumulative translation adjustments have been classified within accumulated other comprehensive income, which is a separate component of stockholders’ equity in accordance ASC Topic No. 220, “Comprehensive Income”.


Concentration of Credit Risk


Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations in credit risk consist of cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. At December 31, 2011, the Company’s $5.4 million of marketable securities are in insured certificates of deposit.


The Company’s cash and cash equivalents, at times, may exceed federally insured limits. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts. The Company believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents.


Marketable Securities


The Company accounts for marketable securities pursuant to the ASC Topic No. 320, “Investments in Debt and Equity Securities.” Under this statement, the Company’s securities with a readily determinable fair value have been classified as available- for -sale and are carried at fair value with an offsetting adjustment to accumulated other comprehensive income in Stockholders’ Equity.


Financial Instruments


The carrying amounts of financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximated fair value as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, because of the relative short maturity of these instruments.




Inventory, consisting primarily of finished products held for resale, is stated at the lower of cost (weighted average) or market.


Equipment and Leasehold Improvements


Equipment and leasehold improvements are stated at cost. Equipment depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over three to five years.  Leasehold improvements are amortized using the straight line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets or the related lease terms, whichever is shorter.


Accounts receivable-long-term


Accounts receivable—long-term result from product sales with extended payment terms that are discounted to their present values at the prevailing market rates. In subsequent periods, the accounts receivable are increased to the amounts due and payable by the customers through the accretion of interest income on the unpaid accounts receivable due in future years. The amounts under these long-term accounts receivable due within one year are reclassified to the current portion of accounts receivable.


Comprehensive Income


Comprehensive income consists of net income for the period, the impact of unrealized foreign currency translation adjustments and unrealized gains or losses on investments.  The foreign currency translation adjustments are not currently adjusted for income taxes as they relate to permanent investments in international subsidiaries.


Revenue Recognition


The Company records revenues from sales transactions when title to products sold passes to the customer. Usual sales terms are FOB shipping point, at which time title and risk of loss has passed to the customer. Revenue is recognized in accordance with ASC Topic 985-605 “ Software Revenue Recognition” and ASC Topic 605-10-S99, and ASC Topic 605-45, “Reporting Revenue Gross as a Principal versus Net as an Agent”. The majority of the Company’s revenues relate to physical products and is recognized on a gross basis with the selling price to the customer recorded as net sales with the acquisition cost of the product to the Company recorded as cost of sales. At the time of sale, the Company also records an estimate for sales returns based on historical experience. Certain software maintenance products, third party services and extended warranties sold by the Company (for which the Company is not the primary obligor) are recognized on a net basis. Accordingly, such revenues are recognized in net sales either at the time of sale or over the contract period, based on the nature of the contract, at the net amount retained by the Company, with no cost of goods sold.


Vendor rebates and price protection are recorded when earned as a reduction to cost of sales or merchandise inventory, as applicable. Cooperative reimbursements from vendors, which are earned and available, are recorded in the period the related advertising expenditure is incurred. Cooperative reimbursements are recorded as net sales in accordance with ASC Topic 605-50 “Accounting by a Customer (including reseller) for Certain Consideration Received from a Vendor.”


Stock-Based Compensation


The Company has stockholder-approved stock incentive plans for employees and directors. Stock- based compensation is recognized based on the grant date fair value and is recognized as expense on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period.


Income Taxes


The Company utilizes the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. This method also requires a valuation allowance against the net deferred tax asset if, based on the weighted available evidence, it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements


In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, “FASB” issued ASU 2011-05, “Presentation of Comprehensive Income”, an amendment to FASB ASC Topic 220, “Comprehensive Income”. The update gives companies the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. The amendments in the update do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. The ASU is effective for the Company for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-12 “Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05.” This update stated that the specific requirement to present items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income alongside their respective components of net income and other comprehensive income will be deferred. All other requirements of ASU 2011-05 will be required to be adopted. The amendments should be applied retrospectively for all prior periods presented. Early adoption is permitted because compliance with the amendments is already permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of these provisions to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.