Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  

In February 2013, the Company entered into a Royalty Agreement and License with Broady Health Sciences, L.L.C., a Texas limited liability company, (“BHS”) regarding the manufacture and sale of a product called ReStor™. George K. Broady, a director of the Company and beneficial owner of more than 5% of its outstanding common stock, is owner of BHS. Under the agreement, the Company agreed to pay BHS a royalty based on a price per unit in return for the right to manufacture (or have manufactured), market, import, export and sell this product worldwide, with certain rights being exclusive outside the United States. Such royalties were $29,000 and $93,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $56,000 and $176,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Company is not required to purchase any product under the agreement, and the agreement may be terminated at any time on 120 days’ notice or, under certain circumstances, with no notice. Otherwise, the agreement terminates March 31, 2020.

The Company procured in China and arranged for shipment to The Aberdeen Group, LLC (“Aberdeen”) one order of apparel products in the amount of $7,100 during the three months ended March 31, 2019.  Aberdeen is owned 40% by Sharng Holdings, which is wholly-owned by the Company’s president, Chris T. Sharng, and his wife, 40% by Mr. Broady, and 20% by an unrelated third party.  Aberdeen promptly paid the Company for the product and shipping cost incurred. Given the Company’s provision of such product sourcing service to Aberdeen, Aberdeen also paid the Company a market-based fee consistent with the provision of such service of $420. The Company analyzed the nature of the transaction with Aberdeen to determine whether it could be construed a violation under the guidelines of Section 402 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The Company, through advice from its legal counsel, concluded that there is not a reasonable possibility that the transaction with Aberdeen would be deemed a violation of Section 402. This relationship between the Company and Aberdeen ceased following the completion of this transaction.

On May 17, 2019, the Company entered into a Stock Repurchase Agreement with The George K. Broady 2012 Irrevocable Trust (“Broady Trust”). Mr. Broady is the trustee and a beneficiary of the Broady Trust. The Stock Repurchase Agreement, which the Company and the Broady Trust entered into in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, provided for the Company’s purchase of common stock from the Broady Trust in off-the-market, private
transactions at a rate of 0.4105 times the number of shares purchased by the Company’s broker in conjunction with the stock repurchase program authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors on May 16, 2019. The Company’s purchases from the Broady Trust concluded on May 31, 2019, were completed at a per share purchase price equal to the weighted average price per share paid by the Company’s broker in its open-market purchases, and resulted in an aggregate purchase price of $1.9 million. See Note 6.